The Psychological Assault on German American Consciousness during World War One Part V

Part V: Chicago’s Germans were generally spared from some of the more extreme forms of harassment the nationwide hysteria promoted primarily because of their numerical strength in the city, a political fact the mayor of Chicago, William Hale Thompson, nicknamed Kaiser Bill by the Chicago press, was well aware of. Chicago police chief, Herman Schuettler, a second generation German American, was widely esteemed as Chicago's greatest policeman. Another second generation German American, John Traeger, was the Sheriff of Cook County as was the Catholic Archbishop of Chicago, George Mundelein.