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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.
|A constable in Bloomingdale, Illinois. Members of the Luetgert family supposedly tried to get him to say he’d seen Mrs. Luetgert.||First name unknown.|
H. Gilson Gardner
|A reporter for the Chicago Journal who wrote occasional columns about the Luetgert case. He was later a reporter for Scripps newspapers, covering Washington politics as well as World War I, and writing a syndicated column. Gardner's wife was a suffragist who was arrested in 1917 for demonstrating for the right of women to vote.||
Born: March 16, 1869, Chicago.
Married: November 3, 1900, to Matilda Campbell Hall.
1893-95: Chicago Daily News reporter, telegraph editor, editorial writer.
1895-1905: Chicago Journal reporter, dramatic critic, municipal reporter, editorial writer, city editor, managing editor, Springfield (Illinois) corrrespondent, Washington corrrespondent.
Later work: Washington corrrespondent for Newspaper Enterprise Association; member of the editorial board of Scripps newspapers. He traveled with President Theodore Roosevelt from Khartum to New York.
Books: A New Robinson Crusoe (1920), Lusty Scripps (1932), Life of William Kent.
Home (in later years): Alexandria, Virginia.
Died: August 16, 1935.
|Thomas S. Gardner||
A juror in the second Luetgert trial.
Age: 43 or 50?
Occupation: Furniture dealer, George Lehman and Company, 2444 Wentworth Avenue.
Home address: 2731 Princeton Avenue.
Born: In Liverpool, England.
Member of several secret societies.
Edward B. Garriott
|A meterologist for Chicago mentioned in newspaper reports of 1897 concerning weather. A professor, he was stationed in Auditorium tower. A certificate from Garriott was used in the Luetgert trials to show the meteorological conditions on the night of Mrs. Luetgert's disappearance.|
|Joseph Easton Gary||The judge in the second Luetgert trial.|
A scientist at the Smithsonian Institution in
Washington who wrote an article in the January 2, 1898,
Chicago Tribune article declaring that science would soon put an end
to all crime.
On January 17, 1904, the Tribune reported that Gates, who was then directing a laboratory near Chevy Chase, Maryland, claimed to have witnessed the "shadow of a soul" in a laboratory experiment. Gates aimed light rays that were "five octaves above the violet" at a wall covered with purple rhodopsin extracted from the retina of freshly slaughtered animals. He claimed that the light rays would pass through all inanimate objects, but not through living creatures.
Gates said: "A live rat is placed in a hermetically sealed glass tube held in the path of these rays and before the sensitized wall. As long as the rat remains alive it casts a shadow. On killing the animal it is found, after a certain lapse of time, that it becomes suddenly transparent. At the same instant a shadow having precisely the same shape as the animal is seen to pass out through the glass tube and move upward on the sensitized wall."
|Formerly a clerk in Luetgert's grocery store, he testified that Luetgert was in the factory on the morning of May 2, 1897.||
Address: 60 Ward Street.
Variations of name: Geisel.
|George Geissler||The "keeper" (guard) at the Illinois State Penitentiary in Joliet who discovered Luetgert was having a heart attack.|
|Charles B. Gibson||A chemist who testified for the prosecution in the Luetgert case.||
Address: Offices, 81 Clark Street.
|H. Wade Gillis||A judge or attorney in Tekamah, Nebraska, who reportedly saw Mrs. Luetgert there on May 27, 1897.|
|Rosa Gleich||A friend of the Schmicke sisters.||
Address: 1279 N. Paulina Street.
|Abe S. Goodfriend||A stenographer for the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office.|
|Adams Goodrich||William Vincent’s law partner. A former judge, he was Luetgert's attorney and adviser in April and May 1897.|
|Goranson||A deputy sheriff mentioned in news reports about the Luetgert case.||First name unknown.|
|Louis Gottschalk||A soapmaker who testified for defense in the second Luetgert trial.||Address: 59 Campbell Park.|
|James T. Graham||A police officer in Monmouth, Illinois, who said he saw a woman resembling Mrs. Luetgert there.|
|Frank Gray||A "colored" resident of the Dunning poor house whose body was stolen. He was admitted to Dunning on October 19, 1897, and died the same day of tuberculosis. Read more about the Dunning asylum and the case of the Dunning body-snatchers.||
Address (before going to Dunning): 821 Davis
Occupation: chimney sweeper.
Survived by a brother, Thomas, who lived at the same address in Evanston.
Charles L. Griebenow
||A police officer who took part in the Luetgert investigation and was also an old neighborhood friend of Luetgert's. He was off the force by July 1899.||Address: 912 Melrose.|
|A former domestic servant for Luetgerts. She lived in Chicago Heights at time of the trials.||
Variations of name: Annatina Grieser.
|Julius Grinnell||The Cook County state's attorney at the time of the Haymarket Square bombing trial.|
Alexander Carl W. Grottey
A man in New York who claimed to have seen Mrs.
Luetgert in that city. He lived at Broadway Central Hotel and had
previously resided in Troy, New York.
Read about A.W.C. Grotty's supposed sighting of Mrs. Luetgert in New York.
|Variations of name: Grotty.|
|Grummett||A deputy sheriff mentioned in news reports about the Luetgert case.||First name unknown.|
|A neighborhood resident who had conversations with Mrs. Luetgert before her death. Her husband's name was Henry.||Variations of name: Guilke, Emma Gielck.|
|William J. Gunster||A clerk at the Grant Hotel in Kenosha who saw the woman resembling Mrs. Luetgert.||Variations of name: Brunsten.|