Henry Uelk shooting
Farmer Kills Buyer of Farm, Shoots Self Double Tragedy Near Jonesburg In Montgomery Co. MONTGOMERY CITY—Henry Uelk, Montgomery county farmer for the past two years, shot and killed himself Monday, after he had shot and killed Garrett Lewis, a St. Louis livestock dealer. The double tragedy took place on the Uelk farm near Jonesburg, which was being repurchased by Lewis, who had sold it to Uelk. Uelk purchased the farm from Lewis, and the slaying'took place as negotiations were being completed completed for Lewis to repurchase the property. Coroner Clement Linnert said Uelk asked Lewis to come into the barn and that the shooting took place there. Lewis was mortally wounded by a shotgun shotgun blast, after which Uelk killed himself with a rifle. Mrs. Uelk said her husband had acted irrationally irrationally at times during the last six months, v Both Mrs. Uelk and Mrs. Lewis were in the farmstead home at :he time. Mrs. Lewis said they had long been on friendly terms and that when they went out to :he farm yesterday Uelk greeted them warmly and seemed in good spirits. Airs. Lewis said they had sold Jieir home in Florissant, and had jlanned to move to the farm near Fonesburg. „ Uelk, 68, once lived in Webster Groves but had been operating he Jonesburg farm the past two years. i Lewis, 56, had* resided on Florissant Florissant road, Florissant. He is survived by his widow and a daughter, Mrs. Jane Peiker, 4304a Strodtman PL, and two sons, fohn, 20, an air cadet at Waco, Tex., and James, 14, of the home. Uelk is survived by his widow and four children.