Case Number: 2537

Vierow, Ida, 28 yrs, found dead in ditch near Dunning. Death by abortion. Mrs. Amella Maichrowicz, midwife, and her husband Joseph, Melrose Park, arrested Feb. 19, 1905. 36th Prect. Mrs. Anna Becker, midwife arrested April 22, 1905, turned State's evidence and released on $10,000 bonds,. Joseph Maichnewicz, acquitted by Jury April 9, '08, Judge Chytraus.


Date of Offense January 6, 1905
Date of Death January 6, 1905
Type of Location Street, or other non-commercial public place/alley
Type of Public Place Other non-commercial public place
Location Description found dead in ditch near Dunning
Type of Death Accident
Description Illegal abortion
Total Number of Victims 1
Location found dead in ditch near Dunning
Number of Defendants 2
Type of Accident Death from abortion


Name Vierow, Ida
Age 28 years
Gender Female
Race White
Ethnicity German


Name Maichrowicz, Mrs Amella
Gender Female
Ethnicity Polish
Race White
Employed Yes
Employment Type Employed, professional (incl. police and military)
Occupation/ Skill Nurse, Midwife


Precinct 36
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Date Defendant Arrested 22-Apr-05
Time Between Crime and Arrest Months
Total Number of Defendants Arrested 3


Type of Legal Decision Recorded Coroner, trial
Jury Verdict Yes
Allegations of Police Corruption No