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Frederica "Frieda" Mueller
Louise Luetgert's niece. She is probably the niece quoted in the Chicago Tribune May 10, 1897, shortly after the disappearance, saying: "Mr. and Mrs. Luetgert frequently quarreled. Mrs. Luetgert was not the sort of person to run off and commit suicide, even though her husband failed, or they quarreled. Their quarrels have been frequent and extended over a long time."
Police questioned her at the time of Adolph Luetgert's arrest, leaving her "agitated" afterward. "She seemed apprehensive and seemed to peer with a sort of horror into the future and to dread what a day might bring forth," the Tribune reported. "The examination had almost exhausted her strength, but had thrown her mind into a fever of worry and terror at the possibility of having to face a jury and tell in open court what she had related to the inspector."
Born: September 17, 1875, Chicago.
Parents: Frederick and Wilhemina Mueller.
Occupation: Before getting married, she worked as a cashier at a retail dry goods store.
Address: She was rooming with her parents in 1900.
Marriage: June 1905, to Henry "Hy" Koehn.
Died: Summer of 1959.
Children: Carlton (b. 1906), Richard (1909-1921) and Henry (1913-1970).
View the Luetgert-Bicknese family tree.
Picture: Chicago Journal, Sept. 14, 1897.