Ed Gein was an American serial killer of the 1950’s and was known as, “The Plainfield Ghoul.” He was known for many things as a killer. His unusual way of killing people and snatching dead bodies served as an inspiration for many fictional serial killers. He had many problems growing up that led him to be a schizophrenic and a necrophiliac. Ed was born on August 21, 1906 in a dysfunctional family. His father, George Gein, was a drunk and was mostly unemployed. His father abused him and his older brother, Henry. His mother, Augusta Gein, was a religious activist. She also abused Ed and Henry and taught them that all women, but her, were prostitutes and instruments of the devil. Even though the marriage wasn’t good their religious ways prevented a divorce. While growing up Ed was kept isolated at the farm. He was only allowed to leave to go to school. Any time he tried to make friends his mother would discourage him. He was still kept at the farm and isolated as a teenager. When his father died of a heart attack in 1940, Ed and his brother took a number of jobs in town to support their family. As Ed matured he became very attached to his mother. His brother became worried about this odd attachment and often spoke badly about their relationship. Henry also did not agree with his mother’s religious views and became more vocal about it. In 1944 there was a bush fire that came close to the farm and Ed and Henry tried to put it out. After the fire was put out, Henry was found dead. The official cause of Henry’s death was asphyxia; however the police suspected Ed of fratricide. Charges were never filed against Ed. Ed lived alone with his mother until she died of a series of strokes in 1945. When his mother died he boarded up all the rooms that were used by her, which included the upstairs, the downstairs, and the living room. He lived in a room next to the kitchen. The next couple of years he started to visit cemeteries and he dug up buried
Biological Criminal Behavior (Ed Gein)
Michelle Hudson, Dustin May, Liz Monroe, Prudence Sandoval, Richard Watts
May 7, 2012
Biological Criminal Behavior (Ed Gein)
“Certain psychological problems have been known to be inheritable and if given the right circumstances, individuals with those genes could find themselves engaging in criminal activity” (Jones 2005.) In the case of Edward Gein, biological genes and the fact that his mother controlled his environment as….
Ed Gein/Page 3
This paper is based on the life of Ed Gein. He was an unusual character, born on a farm, and raised by a religious crazy, domineering mother. In the space of a few years his entire family passed away and he was left to take care of his farm all by himself. In the next few years he became a grave robber, a necrophiliac, a cannibal, and also took up arts and crafts in body parts. He is known as one of the weirdest serial killers of the twentieth century….
never really paid it much attention until I heard about Edward Theodore Gein. He really put the meaning to pschyco!!
Edward Gein was born on August 27, 1906. His parents were Augusta and George Geid, he had an older brother named Henry. When Ed was two his parents bought a farm in Plainsfield Wisconsin. Augusta loved their new house and farm for the main reason that she isolated her whole family from everyone. When Ed and Henry were kids they weren't allowed to play with other children. Augusta….
Ed Gein was born in La Crosse County, Wisconsin on August 27, 1906, the second son of George Philip and Augusta Gein. Gein had an older brother, Henry Gein. Augusta despised her husband, and considered him a failure for being an alcoholic who was unable to keep a job. Augusta operated a small grocery store and used the proceeds from the sale of the grocery store in 1914 to purchase a farm on the outskirts of the small town of Plainfield, Wisconsin. Augusta relocated to the farm to prevent….
Edward Theodore Gein was born on August 27, 1906 in La Crosse, WI. They later moved to Plainfield. Ed went to Roche-a-Cri grade school when he was eight. Later the school merged with the white school and that is where Ed completed his education in the eighth grade at the age of sixteen. Ed was an odd little boy with a droopy eyelid due to an abnormal growth on it. People could tell Ed was different, even Ed knew something wasn’t right. He “felt overwhelmingly alone, hopelessly cut off from his classmates….
1.a) Heart attack
2.a) “Brush Fire”
c) Bruises on head and no burned ground around body
d) Gein suspected of murder
e) No charges filed
c) “Lost his only friend and one true love”
c) His Arrest
1. 1957 Bernice Worden disappeared
1.a) Store owner
b) Gein last to see her
c) Was seen loitering around store
2. Investigators had warrant to search Gein’s land
2.a) Discovered human remains
Ed Gein was born 1906, in Plainview, Wisconsin. His father was a violent alcoholic, and his mother an obsessive Lutheran. His mother kept Ed, and his brother Henry, from any outside influence. Allowing them only to go to school, and return home. His mother often told them bible stories, and preached about how evil alcohol and women were. Ed Gein’s first murder could have been his brother, Henry, because he started to resent their mother. Henry didn’t share his mother’s opinion of the world, and even….
Ed Gein: Serial Killer
Ed Gein: Serial Killer
Ed Gein was known as a farmer and a local handyman in his small town community of Plainfield, Wisconsin. The community was so small that most of the people that knew of Gein, just knew him as a bit of an odd character. While most of them thought that he was rather odd, they also thought that he was harmless. Little did they know that he would later come to be known as the “Butcher….
08 November 2010
Edward Theodore “Ed” Gein was an American murder and body snatcher. His crimes, which he committed around his hometown of Plainfield, Wisconsin, garnered widespread notoriety after authorities discovered Gein had exhumed corpses from local graveyards and fashioned trophies and keepsakes from their bones and skin.
After police found body parts in his house in 1957, Gein confessed to killing two women: tavern owner Mary Hogan in 1954, and a Plainfield hardware store….
Edward Theodore Gein
My biography is on Ed Gein. What he did inspired movies and books such as: Psycho, Silence of The Lambs, and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. He is known as "The Ghoul of Plainfield." Ed lived a troubled life and was never what we would consider "normal". He was one of the smartest and most troubled minds of his time.
Ed Gein I believe had a large difficult situation know as his everyday life growing up. His father was an alcoholic always coming home smelling of booze.….