I have chosen a criminal case file. I chose that because it’s a reason why somebody always do something. Whether it’s a motive, push to the limit, or mentally ill. I’m hoping to find out why the person committed the crime and, I want to find out about the person family.
I started off confused. I didn’t know where to start, where to look. I got frustrated. So, I went to the library for some assistance. That where my research journey began. I had first gone to newspaper.com. Then later went to ancestry.com. Also, I went to Prof. Soldani office for more guidance, where I found out more information than I have already had. Ancestry was a struggle because when I first start looking, I couldn’t find much, but I learn how to create a tree and that when all the information had come together. I’m still researching because I don’t feel as though, I had found everything.
Vettelene Ormenta Klenzendorf was born May 1896 in Etna, Siskiyou, CA. Her parents were Claude Jones Williams(father) born April 21, 1857 in Missouri, USA and later died July 7, 1942 in Redding, Shasta County, California, USA and Minerva Williams(mother) born March 11, 1871 in Adin, Modoc County, California, USA and later died August 2, 1953 in Redding, Shasta County, California, USA who later married Paul J Williams. Vettelene attended school and can read and write.
Vettelene married William Warren Klenzendorf. Warren was born around 1895 in California. He died January 9, 1952 in Redding, Shasta County, California, USA. They have 2 children Everett Klenzendorf and Cordelia Klenzendorf. Everett was born April 28,1915 in Alturas, Modoc County, California, USA. Cordelia was born in 1916 in California. They both went to school and can read and write.
Vettelene who later married Oscar J Berghagen on July 11, 1939 in Jackson, Oregon. Oscar was born in 1911 in North Dakota and later died June 1984, Fields Landing, Humboldt, California, USA. He was 29 while she was 42.
Vettelene Klenzendorf was found guilty for manslaughter on March 11, 1936 in San Quentin, Marin, California. She was 38 with the occupation of a housewife and divorce. She was sentence 0 to 10 years. The jury had deliberated for 19 hours. She was sentence for the slaying of her asserted secret lover El Roy Carr also known as Leroy Carr. She claims the rifle fell to the floor and discharger accidently. He died the same day he came home from an iron mountain mine in Medford, Oregon, where he married 21-year-old Elizabeth Yager for 2 days before his death. He wrote a letter before he died. It says, “Betty and I been together over 2 and half years. Decided can’t get along without each other. All my fault. I’m sorry for everything.” was a shooting at the cabin assertly occupied by Vettelene and Leroy past several years. Her 20-year-old son Everett Klenzendorf was in custody. He is held as his mother is tried for murder. Everett Klenzendorf was held by police Saturday (1936) after purportedly confession that he committed the alleged murder for which his mother is on trial. He confessed he and not his mother had fired a bullet in Carr back. Attorney Glenn D. Newton found his story highly improbable. He was at work at the time of the crime therefore he couldn’t have. Her daughter, Cordelia, is the wife of the dead brother Robert Carr.