Extortion Letter to Dr. A. Louise Klehm


Extortion Letter to Dr. A. Louise Klehm


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.




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letters (correspondence)


Skokie Historical Society, Skokie, Illinois

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Skokie -- Illinois -- United States


“Extortion Letter to Dr. A. Louise Klehm,” Skokie History Digital Collections, accessed June 27, 2022, https://skokiehistory.omeka.net/items/show/1022.