Case Number: 9024

Strecker, Mrs. Fern � aGe 26 � Died at the West Suburban Hospital from a criminal abortion performed by Elizabeth Schade, whose arrest was recommended by the Coroner on 4/30/26. On 5/3/26 Mrs. Schade was arrested and held. 26 Dist. 6/13/27 DWP � Lindsay.


Date of Offense April 29, 1926
Date of Death April 29, 1926
Time Between Offense and Death Immediate - death occurred at the crime scene
Address abortion location
Type of Location Place of business
Location Description abortionist's location
Type of Death Accident
Description Illegal abortion
Total Number of Victims 1
Location abortionist's location
Number of Defendants 1
Type of Accident Death from abortion
Type of Business Abortion facility


Name Strecker, Fern (Mrs)
Age 26 years
Gender Female
Race White
Ethnicity Other, european
Name of Hospital Where Victim Was Taken West Suburban


Name Schade, Elizabeth
Gender Female


Precinct 11
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Time Between Crime and Arrest Days
Total Number of Defendants Arrested 1


Charges Against Defendant No
Type of Legal Decision Recorded Coroner, trial
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Date of Grand Jury Decision June 13, 1927
Outcome of Grand Jury Decision Discharged