“High on believing” a con

“A [true] Witch Story” (from 1899) that still resonates.

Photo of water tower in Lincoln County, North Carolina.

In 1899, The Newton Enterprise tells us “A Witch Story” that’s apparently true and seems to have some relevance to current events. Chris Detter claimed to be a witch doctor and “represented himself to [Martin Smith] that his sister, an inmate of his house, was bewitched.” After treating her for some time, Detter claimed that…

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Wilhelm Kühner

Wilhelm Kühner

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Pruning the “tangled thicket” of Kühner (Keener) Genealogie in Amerika and reflecting on its relevance to current events.