John Wychopen
Occupation Farmer
Born 1878
Texas, United States

May 3, 1916
Holland, Texas, United States

Cause of death Suicide
Parents Martin Wychopen
Katerina Vitek
Spouse(s) Veronica Mynarcik
Attack information
Date April 29/30, 1916
Location(s) Holland, Texas, United States
Target(s) Family
Killed 6
Weapon(s) Five-shot handgun

John Wychopen was an American farmer who killed his wife and five children in Holland, Texas, United States during the night from April 29 to April 30, 1916, before committing suicide.



  • Veronica Mynarcik Wychopen, 35, his wife
  • Albina Wychopen, 11, his daughter
  • Otilla Wychopen, 8, his daughter
  • Amula Wychopen, 6, his daughter
  • Frank Wychopen, 5, his son
  • Melada Wychopen, 1, his daughter


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