Casefile Clues

27 August 2011

Kansas City Gang Kills Relative

I've mentioned the murder of Ben Siebels before, but it has been a while. The murder of Siebels was tragic and had a profound impact on his parents (who survived) and his siblings as well. Siebels was the son of Maria (Habben) Siebels who was a first cousin of my great-grandfather Fred Ufkes (1893-1960). This article comes from the Omaha World Herald of 18 December 1930 and was obtained digitally  on GenealogyBank.com. Siebels was murdered in Tyro, Kansas, at his gas station while trying to prevent the teens from robbing him.  William Price, a bakery driver was also killed by the group at a separate location. This account does not indicate where that murder took place. 


Searches have not been conducted to determine what happened to the various members of the gang, including the juveniles who were arrested.