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Louise Luetgert (nee Bicknese)
Adolph Luetgert's second wife, who disappeared on May 1, 1897, prompting the Chicago police investigation that led to Adolph Luetgert's arrest on murder charges.
Born: January 12, 1855, in Landesbergen, a town
in the Hanover region of Germany.
Parents: Kothner Diedrich Bicknese and Wilhemina Heideman.
Siblings: Fredrich (b. 1847), Wilhemina (b. 1849), Ludwig (b. 1851), Heinrich (b. 1853) and Diedrich (b. 1857).
Immigrated: When she was 17, she sailed on the ship Main from Bremen to New York, arriving on November 12, 1872. Her brother, Diedrich, 15, made the voyage with her.
Marriage: January 18, 1878 in Chicago; Pastor Joseph Hartmann performed the ceremony.
Variations of name: Louisa.
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Pictures: Photo, detail of a photograph supplied by Jim Luetgert; above, Chicago Journal, Sept. 23, 1897.