Dr. Louise Klehm Studio Portrait, circa 1890


Dr. Louise Klehm Studio Portrait, circa 1890


Studio portrait of Dr. Louise Klehm, circa 1890. Dr. Klehm was born to George C. and Eliza Harms Klehm as Amelia Louise Klehm in 1870. Her colorful life took her from Florida, where she volunteered for duty during the Spanish-American War, to Berlin and Vienna where she studied medicine. Dr. Klehm is reported to be the first doctor in practice in Niles Center, Illinois. Also known for her strength of character, Dr. Klehm destroyed her patients unpaid bills on her deathbed. She died in 1941. This photograph appears on page 56 of Skokie, 1888-1988: A Centennial History.
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