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!


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O. J. Gutke witness in murder trial

October 19, 1906 The Salt Lake Herald

Trial of J. H. Crawford.

... O. J. Gutke heard the shot and heard Crawford say that he shot Lockhart because he had tried to kill him.

This same incident in the Ogden Standard: 1906-10-19

State Examines a Number of Witnesses.

In the Crawford murder trial, which is being heard before Judge Howell and a jury, the following witnesses for the state were examined late yesterday afternoon for the state: Drs. Powers and Brick, Al Herrick, Joe Thomas, O. J. Gutke, Charles Wright, C. H. Greenwell and G. Gray. The things that transpired on the night of the shooting were testified to by the witnesses, many of whom were witnesses to the fight. No additional facts were brought out other than what has been published several times.

The state has rested and this afternoon the defense is presenting testimony.


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