Monday, September 19, 2011

Jennie Seiffert, Missouri Child Care Provider & Serial Killer - 1889

FULL TEXT: St. Louis, Jan. 16. – A woman named Jennie Seiffert, who conducted a baby farming institution on Cass avenue, is under arrest for causing the death by starvation of two babies. Four children in various stages of decline were found in the apartments in one room were two dead infants under six months of age. The woman said she had been given the children to take care of, but they persisted in dying.

[“Baby farm in St. Louis.” The Massilon Independent (Oh.), Jan. 17, 1889, p. 1]

NOTE: Some newspapers spelled “Seiffert” “Safferd.” as It is not known which is the correct spelling.


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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