Edward Gein was born on August 27, 1906 in La Crosse, Wisconsin. He was the son of his father, George a man who had a serious drinking problem, and a devotedly religious mother Augusta, a devote Christian. Ed grew up alongside his older brother, Henry who was seven when Ed was born.The household ruled by his mother's devote preaching’s about the sins of lust and carnal desire set the tone for Ed’s adult life. Augusta's deep contempt for her husband and the marriage persisted because of the family's religious belief about divorce. Augusta, Ed’s mother operated a small grocery store, and then she purchased a farm on outside of a small town called Plainfield, Wisconsin, where her, Ed, and Henry ...view middle of the document...
Henry and Ed were thought of by the town people as responsible and reliable as the acquired jobs as handy men around town. Although, Ed enjoyed working with his brother, he had more enjoyment watching the town’s children rather than fixing things as a handy man. Ed felt that he could associate more with children than adults. Ed was considered to be both socially and mentally retarded.
In 1944 Henry Gein died, it is unknown how he died and is a mystery to this day. Unlike Ed, Henry seen his mother a lot differently than that of Ed. Ed thought of his mother as a woman of purity and full of goodness, whereas Henry criticized the things his their mother did, Ed became uneasy with the way Henry felt about their mother, investigators believe that Edward may have had something to do with Henry’s death, but could never prove anything.
Henry and his younger brother were trying to keep a brush fire under control, and from burning anything on their farm, as the night approached and the smoke got thicker Ed and hi brother were quickly separated. Ed was worried about Henry, so he called the local police to report him missing. After the fire was under control police started searching for Henry. When they found him, he had bruises all over his body and was on a part of property that the fire had never touched. Law enforcement had concerns of the way that Henry had died and what had led to his death, but the local police quickly dismissed anything to do with foul play in the death of Henry Gein. After an examination was done by the medical examiner it was proved that Henry had died of asphyxiation.
The only family member that Ed had left was his Augusta his mother. To Ed, that was the only family he needed, because of his love for Augusta and the pedestal he put her on he thought of his mother like she was a goddess. Unfortunately, Augusta Gein died on December 29th, 1945, after having many strokes. Ed was shaken upon the death of his mother, his last family member that he had.
After his mother’s death Ed became much of that like a hermit, and his psychological issues started at this time. He boarded of rooms within the family home that his mother used often, e made the rooms a shrine to his late mother and eventually it was learned that it was his only lover in his life as well. Ed then only lived in certain parts of the house, such as the kitchen and a pantry just off the kitchen he used as his bedroom.
In the rooms he boarded up to as a shrine to his mother he never touched or reorganized for several years. Ed spent most of his time in the kitchen and his small bedroom reading death cult magazines and this started his strange urge of visiting graveyards by moon light. Eventually, Ed became infatuated with the human anatomy, shrinking heads, and exhuming corps from grave sites, he found himself reading the local paper truly enjoyed the obituary section. This is where Ed became infatuated with the deaths of women, and the obituary is where he was able...