William Albers
Occupation Farmer
Born 1881

January 23, 1936(1936-01-23) (aged 54)
Danville, Illinois, United States

Cause of death Suicide
Parents Dietrich Albers
Augusta Albers
Spouse(s) Augusta Wienke
Attack information
Date January 23, 1936
Location(s) Danville, Illinois, United States
Target(s) Family
Killed 6
Weapon(s) Rifle
Baseball bat

William A. Albers was an American farmer who killed his wife and five children in Danville, Illinois, United States on January 23, 1936, before committing suicide.



William Albers and family

The family of William Albers.

  • Augusta R. J. Albers, 41, his wife
  • John D. W. Albers, 16, his son
  • Wilfred F. Albers, 14, his son
  • Forest E. Albers, 10, his son
  • Gene L. Albers, 4, his son
  • Shirley Ann Albers, 2, his daughter


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