Monday, September 19, 2011

Annie Hanson, Chicago Child Care Provider & Serial Killer - 1892

FULL TEXT: Chicago – Mrs. Annie Hanson was arrested tonight on a charge of manslaughter, it having been discovered that she runs a baby farm at 2812 Calumet avenue. Her dealings in the children traffic, it is said, are extensive.

Six babies are known to have been taken to her house during the last five months, while five dead babies have been found during the last six months within a half-mile of her place. Mrs. Hanson professed to find homes for illegitimate children, and her advertisement has been running in the daily papers for several months. The police claim to have a chain of evidence that will be sufficient to convict her of many crimes.

[“Bad Annie Hanson. - She Is Under Arrest for Baby  Farming.” St. Paul Daily Globe (Mn.), Jan. 4, 1892, p. 5]


For more cases of “Baby Farmers,” professional child care providers who murdered children see The Forgotten Serial Killers.


For more cases of this category, see: Female Serial Killers of 19th Century America (as of January 20, 2014, the collection contains 61 cases)


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