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Letter from Mr. and Mrs E. L. D** to Attorney General Langer on February 10, 1919, reporting that Mrs. Hiram Stepp knew about the pregnancy of their daughter, threatened the daughter with "an awful beating" if she told her mother of her pregnancy, and wanted to "spirit" her away, promising her a home with them somewhere else.

They also make reference to the likelihood of getting "good evidence against Hiram Stepp on account of what he tried to do to to our younger daughter also who is only ten."

See also:

1080, 1081, 1133, 1134

Date of Work



E. L. D**, Mrs. E. L. D**, Hiram Stepp, State v. Stepp, Mrs. Hiram Stepp

People Referenced

E. L. D**, Mrs. E. L. D**, Hiram Stepp, Mrs. Hiram Stepp, William Langer


Criminal Law | Criminal Procedure | Law


Please note that information related to the identification of the underage victim in this case has been redacted from the digital collection per library policy. The original documents are available to researchers at the Chester Fritz Special Collections Library.

Letter From Mr. and Mrs. E. L. D** to State Attorney General Langer Regarding Mrs. Hiram Stepp Threatening Their Pregnant Daughter, 1919