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Where Mrs. Luetgert Was Seen

After Louise Luetgert disappeared in Chicago on May 1, 1897, many people around the country claimed to have seen her. Some of these incidents are recounted in Alchemy of Bones. Here are some of the places she was supposedly seen or where she supposedly was when she wrote letters. Click on the name of a city or town to see additional details from the newspapers of the time.

Illinois
A North Avenue saloon in Chicago
Washington Park in Chicago
Decatur
DuPage County
Lake Zurich
Melrose Park
Monmouth
Morris
Peoria
Rockford
Rock Island
Wheaton

Indiana
Anderson, Kokomo and Tipton
Valparaiso
"Wissawaukee" Waukee?

Iowa
Lowell and Cedar Falls

Cedar Rapids?

Massachusetts
Boston

Michigan
Grand Haven
St. Joseph, Benton Harbor and Miles

Montana
Helena

Nebraska
Tekamah

New Jersey
Jersey City

New York
Manhattan (the story of Alexander Carl W. Grottey)
New York
Tonawanda

Ohio
Cleveland and Summit County
Tiffin and Green Spring

Wisconsin
Ashland
Fond Du Lac, Ripon and Milwaukee
Green Bay area
Kenosha
Oshkosh
Racine
Waukesha