The following was submitted in September of 2006 by her nephew Ben Hiebel:
She was born on June 26, 1879 in New Hope, Wisconsin. Adelaide was a self styled artist who was not satisfied with her art ability, so she went to study at the Art Institute of Chicago. There she met Zula Kenyon, who became her teacher and mentor.
She taught in the art department of Ohskosh College around 1916, but upon Kenyon's recommendation, attained a position at the Gerlach (showing 500 of 1654 characters).