A severe Sufferer.
An old German gentleman, by the name of George Gerwig
, who resides in Braxton County
, arrived in this city yesterday, having in charge an insane daughter, en route
for the insane asylum at Columbus, Ohio
. Mr. Gerwig
is seventy-two years of age, and is a thoroughly loyal man. He owns in Braxton County
six thousand three hundred acres of land.
During the last raid, the rebels robbed him of sixty head of cattle, nine horses, four hundred bushels of dried peaches, a large lot of hay, and, in fact, every thing he had. There is scarcely a good fence upon the farm, and the accumulated wealth of twenty-five years has been destroyed and cast to the winds.
He has two sons in the Union
The boy who was killed by Kuhl
and others about a year ago was an adopted son of Mr. Gerwig
's. It will be recollected that Kuhl
and his companions caught the boy in a field, and cut his head off with a scythe, for which they were court-martialed and hung at Sutton
The daughter whom Mr. Gerwig
brings with him lost her reason in consequence of the troubles to which we allude.--Wheeling Intelligencer, June 25