A New York City brewery employee commits suicide by jumping into a vat of boiling beer
Charles Huefner, a German immigrant emigrant employed at a New York City brewery on Williams Street committed suicide by leaping into a boiling vat of beer while at work. He lingered in the New York Hospital till the next evening but died of his injuries. Coronor's reports described him as thirty years old with a serious history of alcohol problems. (By John Osborne)
"News of the Day," New York Times, January 21, 1866, p. 4.