This blog is dedicated to my parents, brothers, sister, and cousins who are descendants of Johannes (John) Gutke and Johanna Mork Gutke (pictured above). I am in the process of posting everything I have, so that I can back up documents/photos and also access the info from any location. There are likely to be mistakes, so check back often and feel free to comment if you have corrections!


Deniane Gutke Kartchner


Jury Trial in the Police Court

The Ogden Standard, September 23, 1913

It required most of the morning for the prosecution to introduce its testimony in the case of the city against Oscar J. Gutke, charged with striking Herbert L. Herrington, and the defense is introducing testimony this afternnon in Judge W. H. Reeder's court. The complaint charges that on September 18, Oscar J. Gutke struck H. L. Herrington several times with his fists.

According to the testimony introduced this morning, the trouble occurred when a switch engine bumped into a train of cars that were being unloaded near the Utah Canning company plant. William C. Long, a can inspector, told Gutke, the switchman, that the cars should not be bumped without giving warning. When Gutke stated that he had given warning, Herrington contradicted Gutke and the switchman struck Herrington after first telling him to take off his glasses and step off to one side.

The jury consists of G. Syphers, Dan Munson, J. G. Hill and Sam Fenstermaker.

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