Caroline Schroeder

SUMMARY: Caroline Schroeder, age 28, died on January 21, 1899 from complications of an abortion perpetrated in Chicago by midwife Theresa Muenster.

In 1901, on her deathbed, Chicago homemaker Annie Robinson named Teresa Muenster not only as the abortionist responsible for her own death, but also as the abortionist responsible for the death of her sister-in-law, 28-year-old Caroline Schroeder, on January 21, 1899.


  • “Midwife is Held on Serious Charge,” Chicago Inter-Ocean, Aug. 19, 1901
  • Illinois Selected Deaths Index, 1877-1916