Undated portraits of Charlotte, left, and Waldemar Mentelle in the collection of Transylvania University Library.
Undated portraits of Charlotte, left, and Waldemar Mentelle in the collection of Transylvania University Library. Randolph Paul Runyon
Undated portraits of Charlotte, left, and Waldemar Mentelle in the collection of Transylvania University Library. Randolph Paul Runyon

The Mentelles taught Lincoln’s wife, charmed early Kentucky. But they also had secrets.

June 14, 2018 12:31 PM

About Tom Eblen

Tom Eblen

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Tom Eblen is a columnist for the Lexington Herald-Leader who writes about life, people and issues in Lexington and Kentucky. A Lexington native, Eblen was the Herald-Leader's managing editor from 1998 to 2008.