Miami Union
August 23, 1879
GUNDOCKER, NICHOLAS - Suicide of a Saloonist - Nicholas Gundocker Sends a Pistol Ball into His Brain -Nicholas Gundocker, a German saloon-keeper, who for a number of years past has kept a saloon on East Main Street, near the Hatfield House, ended his career by sending a pistol ball into his brain at about half past six o'clock last Thursday morning.  The residence and saloon are in the same building, and on the morning mentioned Gundocker arose and "opened up" as usual, and met and talked pleasantly with a number of acquaintances.  Shortly after he repaired to his bed room in the second story, leaving his son in charge of the saloon, and in a few moments the sharp report of a pistol drew the son up stairs, where he found his father dead upon the floor.  He had stood in front of a looking glass and deliberately placed the pistol to his head and fired, the ball entering the right side of the head just back of the ear.  The Coroner was notified and held an inquest, returning a verdict in accordance with the above facts. The cause of the suicide was too much drink and domestic trouble.  When under the influence of liquor Gundocker was ill-tempered and quarrelsome, and the day preceding the suicide a family wrangle had resulted in his wife and younger children leaving the house.  The depression of spirits which followed was probably the immediate cause of his sudden exit from life to eternity.

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