1950, The Murder of Paul Rametta

Scene of Rametta murder in Dec 1950Paul Rametta Shot Down By Luther Frey, Marion Daily Republican, Dec. 8, 1950

A gun duel which blazed briefly across North Court Street early Thursday evening (Dec. 7) left one man dead as his slayer calmly telephoned police. The slain man was Paul Rametta, Marion truck operator.

Held in the county jail Friday pending a coroner’s investigation of the shooting was Luther Frey, 31, of Marion, ex-convict. Continue reading

Frick, Gottlieb James 1881-1953

Gottlieb James Frick was born in Plumfield Illinois in Franklin County on April 18, 1881. When he was 18 years old he worked as a day laborer while living with his uncle Henry Frick in Belleville Illinois. Henry was a tea and coffee merchant and this may have been where Gottlieb learned some of his life skills. Continue reading