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The Murder of Paul Gunderjohn
The History of Renville County, Volume 2
Compiled by Franklyn Curtiss-Wedge
Chapter XXXIX
p. 1241

On April 24, 1886, Albert Reigel, in the township of Beaver Falls, shot Paul Gunderjohn, otherwise called Henry Schultz, with a shotgun, from which injury the latter died two days later. Indicted for murder, Reigel was found guilty by the jury of manslaughter in the second degree.

It appears that the two men had set out from Renville well supplied with liquor late in the afternoon; and that on the way, both being intoxicated, and while Schultz was lying in the wagon box with a gun nearby, Reigel had touched the gun and it was unexpectedly discharged.

Reigel was sentenced to confinement at hard labor at Stillwater for two years.

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