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This index includes people in Alchemy of Bones, others connected with the Luetgert case and names that came up during the author's research.
Names in bold appear in the book. All addresses and ages are from 1897, and all addresses are in Chicago unless noted otherwise.
© 2003 Robert Loerzel.
|Lizzie Adams||Palm reader from Chicago's South Side who visited Cook County Jail and read Luetgert's hands.|
|George Ade||Journalist and author of the Chicago Record column Stories of the Street and of the Town.|
|George W. Albrecht||A bailiff at the Cook County criminal courts who served during the Luetgert trials.||Address: 485 Elston Avenue.|
Dr. Walter Heydock Allport
An expert witness for the Luetgert defense,
Allport was a physician connected with St. Luke’s Hospital and
Northwestern University's medical college as teacher of anatomy.
Address: 85 Rush Street.
The Chicago Tribune published the following obituary on April 21, 1925:
Dr. Walter Heydock Allport, well known in Chicago medical circles, died Tuesday in Marseilles, France. Dr. Allport went to Europe three years ago in an attempt to regain his health.
Dr. Allport was 62 years old. He had lived all his life in Chicago. He was educated at the University of Michigan and Northwestern University. He was staff surgeon, at different times, of St. Luke's hospital, the county hospital, and Alexian Brothers' hospital, and a first lieutenant in the medical reserve corps. His exertions during the late war on the Mexican border brought on the illness which resulted in his death.
He is survived by a widow, Mrs. Harriet Allport, Winnetka; three daughters, Caroline, Harriet, and Katherine, and a son, Henry.
|John Peter Altgeld||A governor of Illinois who was most famous for his decision to pardon the anarchists imprisoned in the Haymarket Square case.|
|George W. Ambrose||A Chicago attorney who was formerly a judge in Nebraska, he said juror Elmer Ferris was biased.|
|Robert Anderson||A New York newspaper reporter associated with Grottey, who claimed to have seen Mrs. Luetgert in New York.|
Samuel G. Andrus
|A reporter for the Chicago Dispatch who swore that he stood in front of the Schimke residence the night of September 11, 1897, and could not clearly see people at the Luetgert factory.||Address: 635 North Park Avenue.|
|Robert Anners||A juror in the second Luetgert trial, he was chosen for the jury after Boasberg was dismissed.||
Address: 746 Belmont Avenue.
|A pressman for Donohue and Hereberry, he worked with juror Henry Boasberg and testified about Boasberg’s bias against Luetgert.||Address: 1063 W. Adams.|
|C.L. Arnold||Arnold testified that he met with Adolph Luetgert on May 2 and 3, 1897, to discuss a loan.||
Occupation: Real-estate dealer.
Address: 1227 Michigan Avenue.
|Mr. and Mrs. Ewart Ashton||A couple that witnessed the suicide of Arnold Luetgert (Adolph's brother) in 1908 in Elgin.|
An English bone expert who visited Chicago
during the Luetgert trials.
Read more about John Atkison.
|George Attrill||The name signed on letters offering to bribe jury during the first Luetgert trial; could be an alias.|