Case Number: 9273

Welger, Anna - Age 36 - Died at her home, 1909 23rd St., from a criminal abortion performed by Theresa Struhala, who was held by the Coroner 3/4/26. John Welger, who was booked 3/1/26 as an accessory was released. 17th Dist. March 1926 No Bill on Struhala.


Date of Offense February 27, 1926
Date of Death February 27, 1926
Time Between Offense and Death Immediate - death occurred at the crime scene
Address 1909 23rd St.
Type of Location Residence
Location Description residence of victim
Type of Death Accident
Description Illegal abortion
Total Number of Victims 1
Location residence of victim
Type of Accident Death from abortion
Type of Residence Residence of victim


Name Welger, Anna
Age 36 years
Gender Female
Race White
Ethnicity Other, european


Name Struhala, Theresa
Gender Female
Ethnicity Other, eastern european
Race White


Precinct 17
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Total Number of Defendants Arrested 2


Date of Coroner's Decision March 4, 1926
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 March 1, 1926
Outcome of Grand Jury Decision Indictment for felony murder