Dr. Louise Klehm dies at age of 70: On St. Francis Staff Since Founding, The News [obituary]

Title

Dr. Louise Klehm dies at age of 70: On St. Francis Staff Since Founding, The News [obituary]

Description

Newspaper obituary for Dr. A. Louise Klehm. She attended Chicago Baptist Hospital Nursing School and served as a nurse during the Spanish-American War at Fort Sheridan and in Florida. Later, Dr. Klehm attended the University of Illinois, Chicago Medical School, and interned with Dr. Rachelle Yarros at Hull House in Chicago. She also studied in Berlin and Vienna. Known as a diagnostician and obstetrician, Dr. Klehm delivered thousands of babies. Her first office was in the Klehm Bros. General Store. She rode a horse-drawn carriage, until she bought a Model T Ford in 1912. Even though she broke her arm cranking the car, Dr. Klehm still managed to deliver a baby three weeks later. She had several horses over the years including: Billy, Dan, and Colonel. Dr. Klehm also received threatening letters from the Black Hand Gang. She was a founding Staff Member of St. Francis Hospital in Evanston and a founding member of the Niles Center Women's Club. Her parents were George C. Klehm and Eliza Harms Klehm, and her siblings were Mrs. Emma Harrer, Mrs. Lydia Harms, Alma E. Klehm, Mrs. Florence K. Freund, Herbert I. Klehm, Harold W. Klehm, Raymond C. Klehm, Edwin T. Klehm, George H. Klehm, Grace Klehm and Herman Klehm. After retirement, she lived at 4724 N. Sacramento Ave. in Chicago with Miss Cora K. Schultz. Dr. Klehm's funeral services were held at Haben Funeral Home by Rev. H. W. Dinkmeyer, she was buried at St. Peter's Evangelical Cemetery in Skokie, Illinois.

Date

1941-02-28

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Medium

clippings (information artifacts)

Source

Skokie Historical Society, Skokie, Illinois

Spatial Coverage

Skokie -- Illinois -- United States

Citation

“Dr. Louise Klehm dies at age of 70: On St. Francis Staff Since Founding, The News [obituary],” Skokie History Digital Collections, accessed January 22, 2020, https://skokiehistory.omeka.net/items/show/1023.