Case Number: 2927

Anderson, Christina - Age 35 - Died at the County Hospital from a criminal abortion performed by a midwife, Emelia Schaffer, who was arrested and on 8/12/20 held by the Coroner for murder together with Pearl Freese as accessory. 29 Prect. Aug. 1920 Grand Jury No Bill on both.


Date of Offense August 6, 1920
Date of Death August 6, 1920
Type of Location Medical facility (Hospital, doctor's office, clinic) Midwife, Abortion place
Location Description County Hospital
Type of Death Accident
Description Illegal abortion
Total Number of Victims 1
Location County Hospital
Number of Defendants 2
Type of Accident Death from abortion


Name Anderson, Christine
Age 35 years
Gender Female
Race White
Name of Hospital Where Victim Was Taken County Hospital


Name Schaffer, Emilia
Gender Female
Race White
Employed Yes
Employment Type Employed, professional (incl. police and military)


Precinct 29
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Date Defendant Arrested 12-Aug-20
Time Between Crime and Arrest Days
Total Number of Defendants Arrested 2


Date of Coroner's Decision August 12, 1920
Outcome of Coroner's Judgment Defendant held to Grand Jury
Charges Against Defendant No
Type of Legal Decision Recorded Coroner's verdict and grand jury
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Date of Grand Jury Decision August 14, 1920
Outcome of Grand Jury Decision Indictment for felony murder