Case Number: 4769

Projahn, Emily - Age ? - Died at Robert Burns Hospital from a criminal abortion performed at 4954 Milwaukee Ave., office of Dr. Clarence W. Mercereau, who on 12/27/16 was held by the Coroner. 30th Pct. 3/27/17 Bond ftd. - Pam. 12/16/18 - Stricken Off - Crowe.


Date of Offense October 9, 1916
Date of Death October 9, 1916
Address 4954 Milwaukee
Type of Location Medical facility (Hospital, doctor's office, clinic) Midwife, Abortion place
Location Description at address; ofice of Dr. Clarence W Mercereau
Type of Death Accident
Description Illegal abortion
Total Number of Victims 1
Location at address; ofice of Dr. Clarence W Mercereau
Number of Defendants 1
Type of Accident Death from abortion


Name Projahn, Emily
Gender Female
Race White
Ethnicity Other, european
Name of Hospital Where Victim Was Taken Robert Burns Hos


Name Mercereau, Clarence W
Gender Male
Ethnicity Other, european
Race White
Employed Yes
Employment Type Employed, professional (incl. police and military)
Occupation/ Skill Doctor


Precinct 30
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Arrest Made at Crime Scene Yes
Defendant Identified at Scene No
Time Between Crime and Arrest Months
Total Number of Defendants Arrested 1


Date of Coroner's Decision December 27, 1916
Outcome of Coroner's Judgment Defendant held to Grand Jury
Trial Judge Crowe
Type of Legal Decision Recorded Coroner, trial
Jury Verdict Yes
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Date of Sentence December 16, 1918
Number of Times Case Stricken Off 1
Outcome of Trial Stricken off