1892 Fatal Pit Bull Attack – Herman Kronkaw

June 1892, Cook County, IL
Herman Kronkaw, 2
Fatal dog attack involving bulldog (pit bull-type)
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Terrible Attack by a Dog on an Infant
Little Herman Kronkaw the 2-year old son pf Charles Kronkaw, a car coupler on the Clybourne avenue line of the North Chicago Street Railway Company, and living at No. 233 East North avenue, was frightfully mangled Monday afternoon by a large English bull terrier. The child was accustomed to play with the dog … The frantic mother rushed to the child and as she did so the dog made another plunge at him fastening its teeth on the right side of the baby’s head. The mother was unable to release the boy… The Daily Inter Ocean, June 23, 1892

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