Case Number: 967

Herman, Miss. Sophia, 23 years old, of 250 Wilmot Av., taken to Norwegian Hosp. and died same day from abortion. Harla Faustman, a midwife, arrested and held without bail, Nov. 2, by Coroner's Jury, 34th Prect. Franz Wehfritz arrested as accessory and held by Coroner's Jury Nov. 5. Wehfritz discharged by Grand Jury, Nov. term, 1903.


Time Between Offense and Death Immediate - death occurred at the crime scene
Address 250 Wilmot
Location Description 250 Wilmot
Type of Death Accident
Description Illegal abortion
Total Number of Victims 1
Location 250 Wilmot
Number of Defendants 2
Type of Accident Death from abortion


Name Herman, Miss Sophia
Age 23 years
Gender Female
Race White
Ethnicity Other, european
Name of Hospital Where Victim Was Taken Norwegian Hosp.


Name Faustman, Harla
Gender Female
Ethnicity German
Race White
Employed Yes
Employment Type Employed, professional (incl. police and military)
Occupation/ Skill Nurse, Midwife


Precinct 34
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Total Number of Defendants Arrested 2


Date of Coroner's Decision November 2, 1903
Type of Legal Decision Recorded Coroner's verdict and grand jury
Allegations of Police Corruption No