Stillwater Valley Gazette

July 13, 1871

DOHNER, (SON OF MOSES DOHNER) - Accident or Suicide - A young man--aged about 21 years--son of Moses Dohner, who resides about two miles south west of West Milton, in this county, shot himself, on Sunday evening, 9th inst. He took his gun, and started with a younger brother for the woods, but when within a few rods of his father's barn, he told his brother to go into the barn and feed the horses, which the latter did. While in the barn, the brother heard the report of a gun; and, on returning to the place outside young Dohner, was found dead, shot through the head--the bullet entering the forehead, and passing through the brain. The affair is somewhat mysterious. The surviving brother and relatives are best able to draw correct conclusions.

(20 yr old son Elias with Moses Dohner in 1870 census Union Twp., Miami Co., OH) 

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