John Dietel "fat man" death Carroll Sentinel Jan 2, 1892 Page 4
1 Dentil ol Dietel, the Fat man. CINCINNATI, Jan. 2.—John Dietel, tho fat man on exhibition at the dime museum this week, died of la grippe at •> o'clock. The big man was a native of Baltimore. He followed the trade of •butcher. He weighed over 701J pounds and suffered severely during his illness. He was married to his corpulent bride, weighing 500 pounds, on Nov. 18 lasi. The deceased was probably the largest ; about the girth on exhibition, measnr- i ling eight and one-half feet, while bin wife measures six and three-fourths feet. Twelve men handled tho box and ii taxed their strength to take it down stairs to tho undertaker's wagon. Tim body will be shipped to Baltimore for Su torment. ; ' !