Tag: 1893 Scandal

Annie Watson

Annie Watson was fifteen years old when she became pregnant and entered the Poorhouse in 1891.

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Meinrod Ochsner

Meinrod Ochsner was the only inmate recorded as having a physical altercation with the then-Keeper of the House, Peter Itter.

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Jemima Frame

Jemima Frame came from a well-off marriage but unfortunately due to becoming a widow and having no other source of income or financial security, Jemima was treated very poorly when she lived in the Poorhouse which amounted to her death in 1888. The incident is brought to light during the 1893 trial against the Itter’s management.

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Elizabeth Lake and Maggie Umbach Lake

Elizabeth Lake came to the Poorhouse about eight months pregnant and destitute. She gave birth to her child in the Poorhouse and unfortunately the baby died shortly after it’s birth. Elizabeth testified against the Itter’s during the 1893 Scandal.

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Peter and Alvina Itter

Peter and Susannah Itter began working as the managers of the Poorhouse in 1880. Shortly after Susannah’s death in 1886, Peter married a staff member of the Poorhouse, Alvina. After Peter and Alvina began working together, accusations began to come out against the misconduct and poor treatment that they were exhibiting towards the inmates. The accusations accumulated in the Scandal of 1893.

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Strasburger Family

Henrietta Strasburger played a role in attesting against the Itter’s during the 1893 Scandal and subsequent trial.

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