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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.
|Edward B. Cady||A corsetmaker fwho testified in the Luetgert trial about the pieces found by police that may have been fragments of a corset.||
Address: Franklin Park.
|James Cairn||A man on the witness list for the second Luetgert trial, he was cited for contempt; his role in the case is uncertain.||Address: 618 N. Millis Street.|
|M.T. Campbell||The assistant superintendent at the Dunning asylum and poorhouse. Read more about the Dunning asylum and the case of the Dunning body-snatchers.|
|The Car Barn Bandits||
Three criminals who terrorized Chicago for five
months in 1903, killing eight people.
Herman Schuettler was credited for
solving the case. Also known as the Automatic Trio, the gang included
Gustave Marx, Harvey Van Dine and Peter Neidermeyer (with accomplice Emil
|Carolan||The chief bailiff at the Cook County Criminal Courts during the Luetgert trials.||First name unknown.|
|Mary Carter||A woman who was in the Joliet at the time of the first trial, she was rumored to be the woman people had seen in Kenosha and mistaken for Mrs. Luetgert. Her daughter was Miss Frances Le Baron, who was 20 in December 1897.|
|Mary Charles||The wife of William R. Charles, she cared for Luetgert's children while he was in jail and prison.|
William R. Charles
Chicago Daily News, Aug. 25, 1897.
|A business associate and close friend of Luetgert's. His wife's name was Mary. He supposedly was writing a book about the Luetgert case in early 1898. In the 1898 City Directory, he appears to be listed as a bookkeeper working at 19 N. May. What became of him in the years after Luetgert's death is uncertain.||
Address: 443 Diversey.
Alias: William Filbey.
|William R. Charles Jr.||The son of William Charles.|
|Arthur Chetlain||A Cook County judge who handled some of Luetgert's pre-trial hearings.|
Joseph H. Choate
|A courtroom visitor whom Judge Gary chatted with in February 1898. When Robert Davey visited Chicago in 1893, apparently to con Chicagoans out of their money, he claimed to have stayed with Choate, a well-known lawyer, during a recent visit to Chicago. Choate was the U.S. ambassador to England in 1901, when Mark Twain roasted him at the Lotos Club. Choate is known for the quote, "You cannot live without lawyers, and certainly you cannot die without them." He is the nephew of another noted legal scholar, Rufus Choate.|
|Rufus Choate||A famous attorney of the mid-nineteenth century, who was presenting at the Parkman-Webster trial and commented on Lemuel Shaw's handling of the case.|
|Dr. John Sanderson Christison||A criminologist who covered and wrote about the Luetgert case, and also may have been employed by the defense.|
Charles A. Churan
|An attorney employed by Louise Humpel to investigate her husband’s death at the Dunning asylum.||Address: Offices, 186 W. Madison; home, 1831 Arlington Place.|
Bernard J. Cigrand
|Luetgert's lawyers insinuated that Schaack had visited Cigrand, a dentist, to obtain some false teeth to be planted as evidence. Schaack denied the allegation. Cigrand also happens to be a minor figure in the story of serial killer Herman Mudgett; he was the second cousin of one of Mudgett's victims, Emeline Cigrand.||Address: Offices, 1240 N. Milwaukee Avenue.|
|Corydon Clark||The salesman with Lord, Owen and Company who sold potash to Luetgert.||Variations of name: John Clark, Gordon Clark.|
|A police officer who patrolled the lakefront and found a message about Mrs. Luetgert in a bottle.||First name unknown.|
|Bernhard Cola||A palmist who went to Cook County Jail to read Luetgert's hands, but was refused the opportunity. Read about the "science" of palmistry.|
Luke E. Colleran
|The Chicago Police Department's Chief of Detectives at the time of the Luetgert case. He assisted in the Luetgert case and the Dunning body-snatching investigation. Read more about the Dunning asylum and the case of the Dunning body-snatchers.|
|The man whom Alderman O’Malley was charged with killing in 1894, a case involving Inspector Schaack and State's Attorney Deneen that dominated the public's attention before the Luetgert trials. Read about the trial of Alderman Thomas J. O'Malley on murder charges.|
|A bailiff in Judge Tuthill’s courtroom; he was a colonel; had been commander of the 44th New York regiment.||Address: 127 Loomis.|
|Edward Cool||A bailiff in Judge Tuthill’s courtroom.|
|Dan Coughlin||A Chicago police detective who was charged in the killing of Dr. Patrick Henry Cronin. He was convicted in the first trial, but acquitted when he received a second trial.|
Dr. Patrick Henry Cronin
|A Chicago physician murdered in 1889 in a plot involving the Irish revolutionary group Clan-Na-Gael. The investigation featured some of the same police officials involved in the Luetgert case, Michael Schaack and Herman Schuettler. It was one of the most highly publicized criminal trials in Chicago prior to the Luetgert case.|
|John Culver||An Evanston real-estate agent who served as a juror in the first trial stemming from the murder of Dr. Patrick Cronin. Culver was compared to Harlev, the Luetgert juror who held out for an innocent verdict.|