Tuesday, October 28, 2008

JOSEFU SCHACHEMERMIER - Pages 40-41 Lyon County Ky Lunatic Inquest Book

Page 40
Special Term
State of Kentucky    ] SCT          State of Ky, Lyon Co
Lyon County Court                     November 7th, 1892
Josefu Schachermier                    ] Lunatic

This day F A Wilson, Attorney for the Commonwealth, filed an information as follows, to-wit:

To Hon. W L Crumbaugh, Judge of the Lyon County Court:
    I am reliably informed that Mrs Josefu Schachermier is a person of unsound mind, and a lunatic and therefore ask that a jury be impaneled to pass upon the subject.

County Attorney
Ordered by the Court, That E H James Esq, an Attorney of this Court, be and he is hereby appointed to defend for and on behalf of the person under trial.

To inquire, etc., comes a jury to-wit:  W P Malloy, J F Rice, W W Thacker, T G Jones, B F Smith, S D Ennis, L N Cash, T H Malloy, M T Boughter, M B Lewis, John Armstrong and T W Tinsley

who being duly impaneled and sworn according to law, after hearing the evidence, returned the following verdict, viz: We of the jury find from the evidence that Mrs Josefu Schachermier  is a person of unsound mind and a lunatic; that the unsoundness of mind is thought to be result of some form of female disease that she was born in Austria, and resides in Lyon Co Ky and is 44 years old; that she was not brought into this State for the purpose of becoming a charge upon the Commonwealth; that she owns  no estate of any kind; that her father is dead and mother dead s and said Josefu Schachermier  is not capable of laboring either in whole or in part for her support.

[signatures of jurors listed above with foreman listed]

wherefore it is adjudged by the Court that said Mrs Josefu Schachermier  is of unsound mind and a lunatic and that she be immediately conveyed to the asylum at Hopkinsville Kentucky, and D B Withers is appointed to convey her to said asylum and he is allowed 1 guard.

Attest: W L Crumbaugh Judge Lyon County Court

Page 41

Brief History of Case

1.(a) Age - 44 years
   (b) Occupation - farmers wife
   (c) Married or Single - married
   (d) Habits - unknown
   (e) Educated - 
2.(a) What relations have been insane - None
3.(a) Date of first attack - November ? 1892
   (b) How exhibited - wild, frenzied, has to be bound in order to be controled
   (c) Has it changed in character at any any former period - 
4.(a) Supposed cause - 
   (b) Any peculiar illusions and what - 
   (c) Subject to fits. How long - 
        From what cause - 
   (d) Natural Temper - 
5.(a) Attempt at suicide - 
   (b) Violence toward others - 
6.Periodic frenzy - 
7.(a) Restraint imposed - 
   (b) Treatment used - 
   (c) Bleeding - 
8. Injury about head - 

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