Wednesday, January 16, 2013

On This Date in Minnesota History: January 16

January 16, 1934 - Edward Bremer was kidnapped from the streets of St. Paul on this date. Bremer, 34, was president of Commercial State Bank. “His father, Adolph Bremer, was also a banker and the owner of the Schmidt beer brewery.  He was released on February 7, 1934, in return for $200,000 ransom. The FBI launched an intensive investigation that resulted in the arrest of Arthur "Doc" Barker on January 8, 1935. Eight days later, his brother Fred and mother Kate "Ma" Barker were killed in a shootout with the FBI at Lake Weir, Florida.”

Doc Barker  

Ma Barker


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