Gesche Gottfried seemed to be unlucky. You suffered and killed your loved ones. Parents, husbands, children, friends, twin brother – all mysterious
Gesche Gottfried seemed to be unlucky. You suffered and killed your loved ones. Parents, husbands, children, friends, twin brother – all the mysterious diseases were taken away. And Geshe took care, nurtured her family and friends from bed to stretcher. The “Angel of Bremen” was created, a woman of faith, who was born in 1785 in poor conditions. And was fate so bad.
In 1828, she was arrested for murder. Angel was a poisoner who killed 15 people and harmed at least 19 others. To this day, he is confused about that woman’s motives. Also, you can only contribute a little to enlightenment. She was in prison for three years before the execution of the death sentence. During that time, she was interrogated, their statements were documented as a Protocol and reveal, first of all, ignorance of their own actions. “The reason why I gave the child something I didn’t have. […] I gave so much, nothing did for me,” Gottfried said.
Magarethe Gottfried, born Timm and called Geshe, in 1785, the daughter of a female tailor and a wool dresser in conditions of poverty for the world. She is described as beautiful, even a bit vain. She wants to be an actress, and secretly takes dance and French lessons. When you get married, you want to know anything. When she was 21 years old, her father seems to be the end, and she marries the saddler Johann Gerhard Miltenberg. This means that the family business is on the rise, financially.
Happiness will not happen, because her husband, an “irresponsible drunk”, as “Gesche Gottfried: writes the tragedy of Bremer” in the Peer-Meter, scattered the parental inheritance in the brothel and on the counter. His physical deterioration accelerated, he became a nursing case. And Geshe God Siegfried’s first victim. “She had to live with an unloved husband, and until now she had been nurtured. It was not hatred that she felt towards him, but boredom to the point of disgust,” wrote Ludwig Scholz about possible motives in his “criminal-psychological study” in 1913. After seven years of marriage and three children Gesche became final. To kill her husband, she was creative: your mother spread mouse butter on bread – a mixture of arsenic and lard – and the attic was designed. Geshe scraped off the poison and there was Doručka, the unloved husband. He suffered from vomiting, diarrhea and thirst – and recovered. So they gave him another dose in the porridge. Four days later he died, officially of “hot bilious fever,” according to his physician, Dr. Olbers.
Like a family
was killed. Two years later, Gesche Gottfried killed her mother, who was ill and had moved in with her daughter to care for her. Gottfried mixed arsenic under the lemonade. “Although I can poison, with the love of God, a hearty loud laugh, that I myself was startled before it. But all the same, I thought, this is the love that God would give me to prove to you that my mother would now be laughing soon in heaven “, Gottfried writes in custody about the murder. Two days later her mother dies in agony.
“As if in haste now follows the murder of your family,” writes the Peer-Meter. Her youngest daughter gets poisoned on a butter cake, which was from the grandmother’s funeral. A week later, she poisoned her eldest daughter, seven-year-old Adeline. After four days of agony, the child died. Six weeks later, she mixed poison poison in the soup, he dies after a day. Then her son Heinrich followed, but only after eleven weeks. “Why I cannot let this boy live longer than the other, I know,” Gottfried’s protocol meters are quoted as saying. A year later, her brother lost his strength and died suddenly. The whole family was exterminated, until in 1816 only Gesche survived.
Gottfried is contradictory about the reasons for the murders. She explains in prison, they were afraid that the wine merchant Michael Christoph Gottfried want to marry with children will not have. Also, your parents would be against the relationship. Both reasons invalidate it later. I: Just one day before the wedding with Gottfried, whose name she took, you mix and give him arsenic in his food. He died a few days later.
Financial uncertainty for Gesche Gottfried
Similar to the first marriage gift, you are facing financial problems. Miltenberg left her in charge Sattelei, Gottfried a mountain of debt. After the first marriage, her father set it up, Kaçak Bahis after marriage number 2, made a gift himself – the tactics remained, of course, the same: Both lügten. You vertrösteten creditors, Geshe even took a loan, although you had assets to sell, their quality of life. “Who had no compassion for the sorely tried! To do this, you doubled the evidence of her long-recognized benevolence. As a Comforter, angels also appeared to the poor, sick and bedridden women, and she was everywhere blessed,” writes Scholz, somewhat scathingly.
Six years later, a new man appeared – at least officially – in Gesche’s life. Fashion retailer Paul Thomas carpenter blessed in 1823, although Temporal (what a surprise) but the two were not married. Geshe inherited it anyway.
and Then you poison people indiscriminately. In 1825, her friend Anna Lucia Meyerholz, a music teacher, died, she buttered mice on toast. Your neighbor Johann Mosees tortured you with arsenic for almost a year, until he died in 1825, after long suffering. Financially, you are on the verge of closing, you had to sell your house to the Rumpff couple. However, they got them as housekeepers in exchange for room and board. As an “aunt” she lived in their household and took care of the family. Until Wilhelmine Rumpff, just shortly after her birth, two days before Christmas in 1826, died. The child’s nurse was also poisoned.
More mouse butter
In May, the fact is that she killed the maid, girlfriend Beta, Schmidt and their three-year-old daughter. This killing is almost cynical. In the beginning you had to get your mother’s mouse butter. While this was being consumed, the Geshe was killed. It was quiet around Trovac for six years. Until you asked your girlfriend Beta-Schmidt is to buy a new mouse butter at the pharmacy. She killed more with arsenic. In the fall of 1827, her old friend Frederick Small had to die.
the trial for the murder of Johann Rumpff should be your undoing. He also mixed arsenic in his food, he did not get sick, but he died. A piece of Swedeninefleisch, which he tolerated well, put him on Geshe’s trail. For the sake of the piece, he only cut small corners – the rest went to stock. When he did it again later that day, he noticed small white specks. As he said it was thick. But his suspicion was awakened. He let the grains explore and arsenic was discovered.
imprisonment and beheading
On March 6, 1928, Gesche Gottfried was arrested. She spent three years in prison and was interrogated by Senator Franz Friedrich Droste. They confessed to 15 murders and many more cases of poisoning. Some of you might remember if she spread poison on bread or cake. She told them that there was nothing against many poisoning victims either. Still, they had to die. Almost carelessly and without remorse, he told Droste about their actions.
Three years of pretrial detention for serious crimes was uncommon in the 1830s. However, it was not without reason that the judicial system wanted to solve the riddle of Gesche Gottfried, to understand the background of the murders – for scientific and humanitarian reasons. Your case should be one of the first in which the defense pleads insanity. Your lawyer, Friedrich Leopold Voget, described, according to Meter, “the coldly calculated, lower-profit-addicted motives, the murder at the end of Gesche Gottfried.” Meters criticizes the portrayal of women and the citizens of Bremen. On the contrary, evidence was given years before the arrest that Gesche Gottfried was considered the “Angel of Bremen”, but that they gave warnings that you were handling poison. And that these warnings were ignored. In 1913, the nervous doctor Ludwig Scholz came to the conclusion that Gesche Gottfried was not a cunning, evil creature, but “a woman imbued with self-deception, so that” the actress Gottfried with the real Gottfried eventually zusammenfloß in person. On April 21, 1831, Magarethe “Gesche” Gottfried was beheaded in front of about 35,000 spectators on the cathedral square in Bremen. This should be the last public execution in Bremen.
Date of update: 07 December 2018, 08:00