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MASSACRE VICTIM'S STATISTICS
Cook County Coroner car emblem.
Possibly from, or exactly the same as on one of the cars that appeared at the St . Valentine's day massacre scene.
(Courtesy of Dr. Pete N. Nickolas)
John May of 1249 W.Madison St.
Age: 35 years 4 months 17 days he is born on Sept.28,1893 in Chicago, Illinois. Wieght: 150 pounds, Height: 5' 8 1/2 ", brown hair with gray streaks, brown eyes. Ordinary mechanic for Moran gang after failed career as safecracker.Charged by police, but not indicted,with robbery in 1913. Larceny charges against him were stricken off the records in 1917. He is married to Hattie May. His father was Michael May from Toronto,Canada. His mother was Mary Riley from Ireland. John has seven brothers and sisters. He is paid $50 a week to keep the trucks in tip top shape. He carries a case with a saints medal in his back pocket. It is struck by a bullet in the massacre.
Autopsy is performed by F.D.Gunn. Half of his face was obliterated by .45 Thompson slug
His wound was at first believed to be caused by a close up shot gun blast, but the autopsy proved otherwise when a.45 bullet was removed from his skull. The bullet entered the right side of his skull and exited left leaving a big hole. The only massacre victim hit with shotgun pellets was Reinhardt Schwimmer. John May has a total of about 10 entrance / exit wounds. His body is identified by his brother James May.
Coroner's body bullet diagram for John May.
Death Notice Chicago Daily News Feb.16,1929
John May lies under his wife's headstone.
Adam Heyer ,alias Adam Hayes,John Snyder, Frank Snyder. He resided at 2024 Farragut St. He is married to Mame Heyer. He is 40 years old. Height : 5'10" Weight : 180 pounds Brown hair, Brown eyes. Not much is known on Mr. Heyer , even his wife of seven months knew little of his birthdate,his mother or father. His son from a previous marriage knew nothing about his dad even though they met up every few months for dinner. He is born in Chicago,Illinois. He works as an accountant for the Moran mob. He is the leaseholder of 2122 North Clark street warehouse. He did his first jail time in 1908 for robbery and was sent to Bridewell for one year. He was sentenced in 1915 and sent to Joliet for a confidence game conviction. He was paroled;returned to prison and reparoled and finally returned to prison for parole violation in January 1923. He was discharged from prison in February 1923. He was the Moran's business manager and a snappy dresser.
His body is identified by his wife Mayme. Adam Heyer has a total of about 15 entrance / exit wounds. His autopsy is performed by Paul Schmitt.
Coroner's body bullet diagram for Adam Heyer.
Death Notice in Chicago Daily News Feb. 16,1929
(Photo Courtesy of Joe Walters)
James Clark , Albert Kachellek of 6036 Gunnison. Married to Dottie Kachellek. Born in Krojoencke,Germany on Feb.25th,1887. Discrepency on death certificate and headstone, so I went with headstone. 42 years old. Height : 5' 11" Weight: 170 pounds brown hair brown eyes. Tattoo of a nude woman on his left forearm. His father was John Kachellek and his mother was Anna Kachellek. Both also from Germany. His first offence was in 1905 for confidence games and robbery. He is given four months for these offenses.Again in 1905 he is sentenced to four years at Pontiac reformatory for burglary.Tried for robbery in 1910, but found not guilty.Sentenced to Joliet for one year to life for robbery later in 1910.Paroled from Joliet in May 1914 and later returned prison for parole violations in December,1914.Two charges of robbery and one of murder are sticken off the records by the states attorney's in 1914. He is constantly in trouble and he decides to spare his mother grief by changing his name to James Clark.Wrongly noted as being George Moran's brother in law.This is fabrication by the newpapers of the day.This allegation was refutedly denied by Kachellek's sister. Already known as a murderer,he was known as the Moran muscle alongside the Gusenbergs. Body identified by coroner. Autopsy performed by F.D. Gunn. Clark has about 9 wounds to his body.
Coroner's body bullet diagram for James Clark.
(Photo Courtesy of Joe Walters)
Albert R.Weinshank(Weinshenker,Gorrilla) 6320 Kenmore avenue. Born Dec.23,1893 in Chicago,Illinois. Height: 5' 10"Weight: 200 pounds. Black hair Brown eyes. Father was Edward Weinshank from Russia. Al was married to Irene Weinshank. He was in the Cleaners and Dyers asscociation(clothes cleaning). He owned a club called the "Alcazar". He was seen at many funerals putting in an appearance at the O'Banion and Weiss funeral. He was said to resemble Moran in dress and appearance,thus mistaken for him by the Capone lookout on the day of the massacre. Total of about 9 wounds on his body. His body is identified by his uncle (Maurice) W.T. Weinshank. Autopsy is performed by Paul Schmitt.
Coroner's body bullet diagram for Al Weinshank.
(Photo Courtesy of Joe Walters)
Peter Gusenberg (Gusenberger)"Goosey"
434 Roscoe st.Born Sept. 28,1888 in Chicago ,Illinois. Height 5' 9" Weight : 180 pounds. Married to Myrtle Coppleman Gorman. He tells her he is salesman and uses the last name Gorman. His father was named Peter Gusenberg also. He was from Germany. He appears on police blotters in 1902 in a larceny case. He is sentenced to three years at Joliet for burglary in 1906. He is paroled in 1909.He is returned for parole violations in 1910.He is paroled again in 1911. In 1923 he is sentenced along with Big Tim Murphy and others to three years in Leavenworth with the Dearborn Staion mail robbery. He is also older brother of Frank Gusenberg. Both are hitmen for the Moran gang.They participated with James Clark on hits against Jack McGurn,Tony Lombardo,Pasqualino LoLordo. Peter's body has a total of about 11 bullet entrance / exit wounds. His body is identified by Henry Gusenburg. Autopsy is performed by Dr. E.L. Benjamin.
Coroner's body bullet diagram for Pete Gusenburg.
Frank Gusenberg (Gusenberger)"Hock"alias Carl Bloom, Howard Morgan, Fred Gusenberg and Frank Gould.
Born Oct.11,1892 in Chicago, Illinois. Height: 5' 6 1/2" Weight :160 pounds. Black hair and brown eyes. Married to Lucille Gusenberg and Ruth Gusenberg at the same time. (Unbeknownst to them of course). His father is Peter Gusenberg Sr. from Germany. First fined in 1909 under the name of Bloom on a disorderly conduct charge. From 1909 to 1914 he was held as a suspect in numerous robberies and burglaries. Sentenced in 1911 to 90 days in the Bridewell for disorderly conduct. In 1924 he is tried and found not guilty of burglary. A charge of robberyagainst him was nolle prossed by the state's attorney's office in 1926. He often used the saleman angle as a front. Brother Peter and he also have a kid brother named Henry Gusenberg who lived at 5507 Berenice Ave.who has limited involvement in crime. Frank is the only one to survive the massacre for almost three hours. He refuses or just doesn't know who shot him. His body has about 9 wounds to his body, although only seven bullets are recovered. His body is identified by his brother in law Leo Phillips and his brother Henry Gusenburg. His autopsy is performed by Dr. E.L. Benjamin.
Coroner's body bullet diagram for Frank Gusenburg.
(Photo Courtesy of Joe Walters)
Peter and Frank Gusenberg bodies are laid out at Drake and Braithwaite.
Reinhart Schwimmer resided at the Parkway Hotel. He is born Dec.1st (Again discrepency with date , certificate lists 1899 and headstone mentions 1900). Born in Chicago, Illinois. Height:5' 8 1/2 " Weight :160 pounds. Dark brown curly hair and brown eyes. Father was Michael Schwimmer and mother was Josephine Herenauser. He was divorced in 1923 from his wife Fae Johnson Schwimmer and then went to live at the Parkway. He was requested to leave there after accumulating debt.He then married a rich widow by the name of Mrs. Risch and tried to return to the Parkway again saying he was through hanging around gangsters.Mrs. Risch divorced him in 1927-28 and he returned to his association with the Moran mob and his spinning of stories of importing alcohol from Detroit. His profession was as optometrist(today he would be considered an Optician since he had no medical training).He like to be close and associated with gangsters. He was friends with the Northsiders, starting with Dion O'Banion (Attended his funeral) then Weiss, Drucci and Moran . He like to pretend he was in the booze business and that he could have anyone wacked if he chose to. His association with gangsters took up most of his time and his optometry business was failing. He owed money for gambling debts. His mother would pay his rent. Schwimmer has a total of 25 entrance/ exit wounds. Sixteen are lead pellets in the back from a shotgun blast . His body is identified by his mother Josephine Schwimmer.
His autopsy is performed by F.D. Gunn.
Coroner's body bullet diagram for Reinhart Schwimmer.
Schwimmer's business advertisement and telephone listing circa 1923.
Both views of massacre. First show from left to right; Peter Gusenberg on chair, Albert Weinshank, Adam Heyer, John May, James Clark alongside wall.(Schwimmer is in next view)
Second photo Shows from left to right Albert Weinshank, Adam Heyer, John May, Reinhart Schwimmer and James Clark alongside wall.Peter Gusenberg is cutoff in second shot. Frank Gusenberg was at Alexian Brothers hospital.
Gun for hire Fred "Killer" Burke also known as Fred Dane is the only man positively linked to the Massacre.
First Posted March 2001