Joseph Kallinger

The Shoemaker

  Active for 2 years
(1974-1975) in United States

3

CONFIRMED
VICTIMS

3

POSSIBLE
VICTIMS
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  4. General Information
  5. Characteristics
  6. Childhood
  7. Cognitive Ability
  8. Incarceration
  9. Death
  10. 11 Timeline Events
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  12. Boolean Statistical Questions
  13. 6 Books About Joseph Kallinger
  14. 5 External References
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Joseph Kallinger (Joseph Lee Brenner III) an American serial killer and rapist known as The Shoemaker. Kallinger murdered three people, including his teenage son, and tortured four families during 1974 and 1975. Kallinger and his son were charged with kidnapping, murder and rape. Kallinger was sentenced to life in prison in 1976, transferred to a mental hospital on suicide watch in 1979. He spent the last eleven years of his life on suicide watch. Joseph Kallinger died of an epileptic seizure resulting in heart failure in 1996.

Joseph Kallinger Serial Killer Profile

Serial Killer Joseph Kallinger (aka) The Shoemaker, was active for 2 years between 1974-1975, known to have ( 3 confirmed / 3 possible ) victims. This Serial Killer was active in the following countries: United States

Joseph Kallinger was born on December 11th 1935 in Philadelphia, county seat city in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; sixth largest city in the United States by population. He was raised by both parents until (Age 2), abusive adoptive parents Stephen and Anna Kallinger until adulthood. He was raised as a only child and had no siblings. His father, Joseph Lee Brenner, Jr., a shoemaker, abandoned family, Joseph (Age 2). His mother, Judith Brenner, a shoemakers helper, placed Joseph up for adoption, Joseph (Age 2). He had a head injury or brain defect. Joseph Kallinger was physically psychologically abused at some point of his life.

Joseph Kallinger a heterosexual male citizen of the United States of America. He took an intelligence quotient test before or after his crimes, Joseph Kallinger had an IQ of 84. He completed 9 years of school, no degree received. He married Hilda Bergman in 1953, Joseph (Age 17), divorced in 1956, Joesph (Age 20), married second wife in 1958, Joseph (Age 22). He had seven children, two with Hilda, five with his second wife. He had a medical condition: epilepsy.

Prior to his spree he had killed, commited crimes, served time in jail, and served time in prison. He saw a psychologist and spent time in a Forensic Hospital.

In 1974 (Age 38/39) Joseph Kallinger started his killing spree, during his crimes as a serial killer he was known to rob, torture, rape, mutilate, and murder his victims. Joseph Kallinger used a weapon and was in possession of a firearm during his crimes. He was known to kill at the home of the victim. He would keep parts of the victims body after the crime. At least one victim was tied, bound, or otherwise restrained during the crime. At the time of his crimes he was living with his wife and children, where he was known to work as a serial killer.

He was arrested on January 17th 1975 (Age 39), convicted on October 14th 1976 (Age 40), sentenced to life imprisonment at State Correctional Institution, Cresson, Pennsylvania, US. He was convicted on charges of murder and other possible charges during his lifetime.

Joseph Kallinger died on March 26th 1996 (Age 60), cause of death: epilepsy, seizure resulting heart failure at State Correctional Institution, Cresson, Pennsylvania, US.

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Joseph Kallinger has been listed on Killer.Cloud since September of 2018 and was last updated 1 year ago.

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Joseph Kallinger
Serial Killer Profile:

Updated: 2019-06-21 Collected by Killer.Cloud
General Information
Name: Joseph Kallinger
Nickname: The Shoemaker
Victims: 3 - 3
Years Active: 1974 - 1975
Ages Active: 38/39 - 39/40
Active Countries: United States
Convicted Of: murder
Life Span: 1935 - 1996
Characteristics
Gender: Male
Citizenship: United States of America
Sexual Preference: heterosexual
Medical Condition: epilepsy
Astrological Sign: Sagittarius
Nov 22 - Dec 22
Birth Month: December
Marital Status: married Hilda Bergman in 1953, Joseph (Age 17), divorced in 1956, Joesph (Age 20), married second wife in 1958, Joseph (Age 22)
Children: seven children, two with Hilda, five with his second wife
Living With: his wife and children
Occupation: serial killer
Childhood Information
D.O.B.: Dec 11, 1935
Given Name: Joseph
Birth Location: Philadelphia, county seat city in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; sixth largest city in the United States by population
Birth Order: 1st of 1
Siblings: no siblings
Raised By: both parents until (Age 2), abusive adoptive parents Stephen and Anna Kallinger until adulthood
Birth Category: only child
Mother: Judith Brenner, a shoemakers helper, placed Joseph up for adoption, Joseph (Age 2)
Father: Joseph Lee Brenner, Jr., a shoemaker, abandoned family, Joseph (Age 2)

Cognitive Ability
IQ: 84
Highest School: 9 years of school
Highest Degree: no degree received

Incarceration
Arrested: Jan 17, 1975 (Age 39)
Convicted: Oct 14, 1976 (Age 40)
Sentence: life imprisonment
Prison Location: State Correctional Institution, Cresson, Pennsylvania, US
Executed: N/A
Previous Crimes: TRUE
Previous Jail: TRUE
Previous Prison: TRUE

Death Information
Death Date: Mar 26, 1996 (Age 60)
Cause of Death: epilepsy, seizure resulting heart failure
Death Location: State Correctional Institution, Cresson, Pennsylvania, US
Killed In Prison: FALSE
Suicide: FALSE
11 Timeline Events of Serial Killer
Joseph Kallinger

The 11 dates listed below represent a timeline of the life and crimes of serial killer Joseph Kallinger. A complete collection of serial killer events can be found on our Serial Killer Timeline.

Date Event Description
Dec 11 1935Joseph Kallinger was born in Philadelphia, county seat city in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania; sixth largest city in the United States by population.  #19351211
Dec 11 1955
(Age 20)
20th Birthday
Dec 11 1965
(Age 30)
30th Birthday
1974
(Age 38/39)
Joseph Kallinger started his serial killing spree. #1974
1975
(Age 39/40)
Joseph Kallinger ended his serial killing spree. #1975
Jan 17 1975
(Age 39)
Joseph Kallinger arrested. #19750117
Dec 11 1975
(Age 40)
40th Birthday
Oct 14 1976
(Age 40)
Joseph Kallinger was convictedand sentenced to life imprisonment at State Correctional Institution, Cresson, Pennsylvania, US.  #19761014
Dec 11 1985
(Age 50)
50th Birthday
Dec 11 1995
(Age 60)
60th Birthday
Mar 26 1996
(Age 60)
Joseph Kallingerdied.cause of death:epilepsy, seizure resulting heart failureat State Correctional Institution, Cresson, Pennsylvania, US. #19960326
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Boolean Questions:
Killer
Question
Killer
Answer
Total
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living with children TRUE 268
head injury TRUE 299
physically abused TRUE 231
psychologically abused TRUE 224
psychologist TRUE 258
forensic hospital TRUE 257
previous crimes TRUE 366
previous jail TRUE 351
previous prision TRUE 336
previous killed TRUE 208
kill at victims home TRUE 322
used weapon TRUE 452
used gun TRUE 450
rape TRUE 452
torture TRUE 425
bound TRUE 405
mutilated TRUE 446
totem body part TRUE 364
robbed TRUE 417
suicide FALSE 219
killed in prison FALSE 212
father drug abuse FALSE 192
mother drug abuse FALSE 195
xyy FALSE 81
problems in school FALSE 221
teased in school FALSE 218
physically defect FALSE 300
speach defect FALSE 300
sexually abused FALSE 226
drug abuse FALSE 226
alcohol abuse FALSE 226
kill at killers home FALSE 319
stalk FALSE 417
blindfold FALSE 362
strangle FALSE 442
sex with body FALSE 429
ate part of body FALSE 450
drank blood FALSE 441
posed body FALSE 364
totem personal item FALSE 353


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Joseph Kallinger (December 11, 1935 – March 26, 1996) was an American serial killer who murdered three people, including his teenage son, and tortured four families. He committed these crimes with his 15-year-old son Michael.

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External References
  1. Q6284505 on www.wikidata.org, Retrieved on Dec 15, 2018.
  2. Joseph Kallinger on en.wikipedia.org, Retrieved on Dec 15, 2018.
  3. Juan Ignacio Blanco, Joseph KALLINGER on murderpedia.org, Retrieved on Dec 15, 2018.
  4. David Stout, Joseph Kallinger, 59, a Cobbler-Turned-Killer on www.nytimes.com, Retrieved on Dec 15, 2018.
  5. Christopher Greenlief, Amanda Hall, Joseph Kallinger on maamodt.asp.radford.edu, Retrieved on Dec 15, 2018.
Internal References

Joseph Kallinger is included in the following pages on Killer.Cloud the Serial Killer Database

  1. #4 of 651[ Page 1 ] of serial killers sorted by Profile Completeness
  2. #28 of 43[ Page 2 ] of Sagittarius Serial Killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  3. #32 of 45[ Page 3 ] of Serial Killers with birthdays in December
  4. #52 of 72[ Page 4 ] of serial killers sorted by IQ Level
  5. #74 of 89[ Page 5 ] of Serial Killer Torturers sorted by Confirmed Victims
  6. #250 of 327[ Page 17 ] of Serial Killers active in the United States
  7. #251 of 307[ Page 17 ] of Serial Killer Rapist sorted by Confirmed Victims
  8. #292 of 651[ Page 20 ] of the A-Z List of Serial Killers
  9. #422 of 651[ Page 29 ] of serial killers sorted by Years Active
  10. #513 of 651[ Page 35 ] of serial killers sorted by Confirmed Victims
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