Thwarted at the Altar
A love story in which no one wins
February 4, 1908, a day that Yetta Wegmann would never forget.
She and her parents had spent the day hanging wedding decorations in their small family home on Chicago’s West side. By early evening, the guests were beginning to arrive for the ceremony, scheduled for an 8:00 p.m. start. As the appointed time approached, Yetta grew nervous. Her…