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Lohman, Ann Trow (06 May 1811–01 April 1878), abortionist, also known as Madame Restell, was born in Painswick, Gloucestershire, England, the daughter of John Trow, a laborer; her mother’s name is unknown. Lohman received very little formal education, and at age fifteen she took a job as a maid and at sixteen married Henry Summers of Wittshire, a 23-year-old tailor. In 1830 her only child, a daughter, was born. In 1831 the family immigrated to New York City in search of wealth and opportunity. In August of that year, however, Henry Summers died of “bilious fever” and left her alone with a young daughter to support, which she did by becoming a seamstress....