Shawano County Journal
Thursday, 8 Feb 1872
SINGULAR DEATHS - Within the past two months, several very singular deaths have occurred in the town of Hartland, in this county. The first was a sister-in-law of Mr. CHAS. SUMNICHT, formerly Register of Deeds of this county. Soon afterwards two of Mr. Sumnicht's children were taken suddenly ill, and died before medical aid could be procured.
A few days ago Mr. JOHN ZUELSDORF was taken in the same way and died within a few hours, and in less than three days from that time three of Mr. Z.'s children were taken in the same way and died very suddenly. There are several mysterious circumstances about this matter that have a suspicious look, which call for and will receive prompt and thorough investigation.