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Who's Who
Names beginning with
A B C D E F G H IJ K L M N O PQ R S T UV W XYZ
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.

Amelia Kaiser


Chicago Journal, Sept. 11, 1897.
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A neighbor who called on the Luetgert home on the day when Mrs. Luetgert disappeared. Address:1471 N. Hermitage Avenue.
Husband: William, a laborer.
Born: April 1858.
Variations of name: Wilhemina Kaiser, Amalia Kaiser.
"Katharine" A reporter for the Chicago Chronicle who covered the Luetgert case.
Thomas G. Kearns A deputy sheriff serving as bailiff at the time of the Luetgert trials. 
John E. Kehoe


Chicago Journal, Dec. 9, 1897.
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One of Luetgert's defense attorneys in the second trial. Address: Office, Ashland Block building.
Born: February 26, 1867.
Died: June 29, 1934.
 
Christine Keller A woman who had conversations with Mrs. Luetgert shortly before her death. 
Kelly A guard at the Cook County Jail.  Full name unknown.
Jacob Kern The Cook County state's attorney who preceded Charles Deneen in the office. 
George Kersten A judge who presided over some of the pretrial hearings in the Luetgert case. 
Alexander Kerwin A station agent with the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad who testified about hearing juror Frank Hoffman make biased statements. 
Joseph L. Kinder A Chicago police officer. 
Joseph Kipley The Chicago police superintendent at the time of the Luetgert trials. Read about the police hiring scandal of 1897.

 
Chicago Tribune, Feb. 7, 1904.

Born: January 6, 1846.
Died: February 6, 1904.
See the Chicago Tribune obituary of Kipley.
Otto Klatt He testified that he passed the Luetgert home on the night of Mrs. Luetgert's disappearance.  Address: 991 West Chicago Avenue.
Occupation: Bookbinder.
Carl Klein Jr.


Chicago Daily News.

A dentist who testified that he had made a full upper aluminum denture for Louise Luetgert in July 1893.   Address: Offices, Wells and Division streets.
Frank B. Kline A Cook County bailiff mentioned in coverage of the Luetgert trials. 
Anton Klinger A police officer involved in the Luetgert investigation. Klinger hid underneath the bed of Frank Bialk while eavesdropping on a conversation between Bialk and Luetgert. 


Chicago Tribune, Sept. 3, 1897.

Henry Klopfer A saloonkeeper  who claimed to have seen Mrs. Luetgert in June 1897. Address: 114 Wisconsin Street.
Occupation: Saloonkeeper.
Variations of name: Kloepfer, Klatfer.
Ferdinand Knapel A farmer to whom Luetgert was apprenticed as a young man in Germany. 
John Knauss A patient in the Dunning poorhouse infirmary, who told of a possible plot involving bones taken from Dunning and planted as evidence at the Luetgert factory. Read more about the Dunning asylum and the case of the Dunning body-snatchers.
Captain William Knoch A Cook County court clerk who served in the courtroom where the Luetgert trial was held. 
Charles Krimble A Cook County court clerk. 
John H. Krozer A potential juror in the first Luetgert trial who was excused. 
H.F. Krueger A druggist who sold mineral water to Frank Bialk on the night of Mrs. Luetgert's disappearance. Address: Store, Clybourn and Fullerton.
Occupation: Druggist.
Variations of name: H.F. Kreuger.
He may be the same person as Henry Kreuger, who was a pallbearer at Luetgert's funeral.
 
A.L. Kuhn An employee of the Union Steamboat Co. who was fined for trying to avoid jury duty in the first Luetgert trial.