The Shady Lady from South Bend

Steven Ulmen
Issue Date: 
Summer 2010

The author explores the story of Isabelle Matilda Anderson, or Belle Born, of South Bend, Minnesota and her connection to bootlegging and the gangsters of the 1930s, including the Barker-Karpis gang and the kidnapping of William Hamm in 1933. Reproduces several Free Press article describing her trial for aiding the criminals. 

Key Word Search Terms: 
South Bend Bootlegging, Moonshine, Prohibition, Isabelle Mathilda Anderson, Belle Born, Danish immigrants, Charles Fitzgerald, Barker-Karpis Gang, William Hamm Kidnapping