Site Investigation Report

Names & Aliases
The Gunness Farm (Historic)
Addresses
McClung Road, LaPorte, Indiana Primary
Classification
Type: agricultural processing   Use: Historic   Period: Progressive Era (1900 - 1929)   Style: none defined   Dates (from/to): 1830~ - 1908   Related Features: Barn
Type: single dwelling   Use: Historic   Period: Gilded Age (1869 - 1896)   Style: none defined   Dates (from/to): 1830~ - 1908   Related Features: none defined
Property Ownership
Filed Under
death
rural population
migrants
missing persons

Investigator's Field Report

General Description
A farmstead north of the town of LaPorte, Indiana, purchased by Belle Sorenson (later Gunness) in 1900, with the proceeds of a life insurance policy taken out on her late husband. It was the scene of a series of grisly murders in 1907-08, and the main farmhouse was destroyed by fire on the night of 27-28 April 1908.

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Cross-References to Related Investigations

Related Sites
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Related Historical Events
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Related Persons of Interest
Belle Poulsdatter Sorenson Gunness (Individual, was occupied by / occupied)