Name: John Ruck, aka Jake Ruck

Age/DoB:  57

County of Conviction: Broadwater

Judicial District:  14th

Case No.: 165

Date of Conviction: Arraigned on April 15, 1918

Sentence: 3-6 years





Allegations: On March 28, 1918, said "that he hoped Germany would sink every dam ship the Americans started across the ocean, or words subst. the same."

Case details:  Convicted at trial. Served 17 months. Released Nov. 16, 1919.


Personal Information:  Born in Germany. Resident of Montana 30 years. Lived in Townsend. Worked as a carpenter.


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