Fred Orsinger

Fred OrsingerabortionistsmaleIn mid-March, 1917, 33-year-old Minnie L. Schofield (misspelled as both Mannie and Hannie on the source document) died at a Chicago residence after an abortion performed that day by Dr. Fred L. Orsinger. Both Orsinger and Mannie’s husband, Thomas, were held by the coroner. Thomas never went to trial; Orsinger was acquitted in May, 1920. Minnie was in immigrant from Ireland.

Frederick Leo Orsinger was born on March 8, 1852 in Germany and died July 18, 1925 in DuPage County, Illionois.