FULL TEXT: A woman has been arrested in the village of Varanda, in South Hungary on the charge of poisoning her fourth husband. She admits having likewise poisoned her three former husbands and further to have murdered in the same way hundreds of women during the last two years. She used a drugged preparation of brandy, which was made for her by a farmer's wife. This woman and many others are in custody.
[The Colonist (Nelson, New Zealand), Aug. 13, 1884, p. 4]
NOTE: Vár = castle; the town here transliterated as “Varanda” has not yet been identified.
For links to other cases of woman who murdered 2 or more husbands (or paramours), see Black Widow Serial Killers.