Date: May 1, 1897
Location: Chicago, IL
Victim: Louise Luetgert
Cause of Death: unknown - body dissolved in potash
Accused: Adolph Luetgert
Adolph Luetgert emigrated from Germany to the United States around 1865, a young man of 20 with thirty dollars in his pocket. By age 45 he owned a successful meatpacking firm and was one of the largest producers on sausages in Chicago. He had devised a way to manufacture sausages in summer as well as winter - something other sausage makers were not able to do - and became known as the "Sausage King."