Extortion Letter to Dr. A. Louise Klehm

Title

Extortion Letter to Dr. A. Louise Klehm

Description

Extortion letter sent to Dr. A. Louise Klehm demanding money in order to secure the safety of herself and her family members, specifically her brother Edwin's twin daughters. St. Paul Park where Dr. Klehm was asked to leave the money was owned by her father, George C. Klehm, and is now part of the Cook County Forest Preserve, near the Morton Grove Train Station. The letter is believed to have come from the Black Hand Gang, a mafia group from Chicago with origins in Sicily, Italy.

Date

1911-02-15

Rights

Copyright Undetermined

Access Rights

If you would like a reproduction or a high resolution image of this item, submit a Skokie Historical Archive Image Usage Request to the Skokie Heritage Museum.

Medium

letters (correspondence)

Source

Skokie Historical Society, Skokie, Illinois

Spatial Coverage

Skokie -- Illinois -- United States

Citation

“Extortion Letter to Dr. A. Louise Klehm,” Skokie History Digital Collections, accessed August 10, 2020, https://skokiehistory.omeka.net/items/show/1022.