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Bastardy Case News Excerpts, Fort Wayne, Indiana

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Allen County Bastardy cases as found in Fort Wayne Daily Gazette unless otherwise noted.

  • 25 Apr 1888 The bastardy case of Sarah Gressly vs. Oliver Youse was settled and dismissed from circuit court yesterday provisions having been made for the maintenance of the child.

  • 13 Dec 1888 Mary's Little Lamb. One that is causing Louis Gebfert a vast amount of trouble and annoyance. Yesterday afternoon, in the court of Squire France, a case was commenced by the State of Indiana ex rel. Mary Snitzler against Louis Gebfert on a charge of bastardy. The girl is a sister of the deceased wife of Gebfert, and resides near the village of Sheldon. By various wiles and artifices Louis gained the confidence of Mary, and the result is that the tete-a-tetes ended as many such do, and the frolicking Louis now wants to drop the whole matter, but Mary desires that her lamb have a father's protection. After hearing evidence, the justice bound Gebfert over to court in the sum of $400 to answer the charge against him. He was not able to furnish the amount, and in default thereof he was lodged in jail to linger, mourn and meditate until his case is disposed of in the circuit court.

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