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Divorce News and Records, Allen Co., Indiana

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1878

Fort Wayne Weekly Sentinel


  • 02 Jan 1878 Sarah Cole vs. Benjamin Cole (long article), divorce.
  • 09 Jan 1878 Kayser, Nancy was granted a divorce from Fred Kayser and $300 alimony. The husband takes custody of the child and pays the costs.
  • 09 Jan 1878 Ellen Wagner vs. Perry Wagner, divorce granted to plaintiff at her costs.
  • 09 Jan 1878 Samuel G. Mettert vs. Margaret E. Mettert (she was previously divorced from Mr. Gleason before marrying Mettert).
  • 16 Jan 1878 The replevin case of Nancy Kayser vs. Frederick Kayser was dismissed.
  • 23 Jan 1878 Dora Beach vs. Frederick Beach, divorced refused.
  • 23 Jan 1878 Mrs. Clara Younge last Tuesday filed for divorce from Dr. J. W. Younge. The parties were married 24th August last at Van Wert, Ohio. After testimony, Judge O'Rourke granted the divorce in favor of the plaintiff. This is one of the quickest divorce cases on record in Allen County
  • 30 Jan 1878 Emeline McEwen vs. George W. McEwen, decree of divorce and custody of the child to the plaintiff and it shall be unlawful for her to marry again in two years from decree of divorce.
  • 30 Jan 1878 Samuel G. Mettert was granted divorce from Margaret E. Mettert on grounds of adultery, abandonment, etc.

  • 06 Feb 1878 One witness testified in the divorce case of Charles C. Blakely vs. Barbara J. Blakely. The complaint sets forth that the plaintiff and defendant were married at Indianapolis February 4, 1875 and on the 7th of May 1877 and at different other times the defendant committed adultery with one Rufus C. Crotts.
    [23 Jan 1878 Charles C. Blakeley vs. Barbara J. Blakeley, Circuit Court, Case File]
  • 13 Feb 1878 Chas. C. Blakely was granted a divorce from Barbara C. Blakely on grounds of adultery with Rufus C. Crotts.

  • 06 Mar 1878 The divorce petition filed by Tamson A. Branstrater against William Branstrater sets forth that the parties were married in this city on the 2nd day of February, less than a month ago, and charges that the defendant is a habitual drunkard which fact was unknown to the plaintiff at the time of the marriage. It also charges failure to support and that the "defendant has gone to parts unknown with another woman". Defendant is said to won $1500 worth of property and alimony is therefore demanded.
    [27 Feb 1878 Tamson A. Branstrator vs. William Branstrator, Circuit Court, Case File]
  • 06 Mar 1878 Breach of Promise Suit; Louise Casting Monday began suit for breach of promise to marry against Adam Sharf, claiming $2000 damages.
  • 13 Mar 1878 Mary Waltz was granted a divorce from Henry Waltz on grounds of adultery. Plaintiff is given custody of the child. In the Waltz divorce case yesterday afternoon, one witness testified, Mr. Wass, father of the plaintiff, who swore the defendant had communicated a loathsome disease to his wife.
  • 27 Mar 1878 Mary H. Virgil filed a petition for divorce from Almon K. Virgil, formerly a music teacher in this city. The parties were married on the 4th of August 1868 and lived together until the 1st of February 1865 when as the complaint alleges the defendant abandoned her and since that time has failed to provide for her or to recognize her as his wife. In addition to the divorce the plaintiff asks the court to restore to her her maiden name, Mary H. Mendenhall.
  • 27 Mar 1878 Margaret Grubaugh applied for divorce from Jacob Grubaugh and the custody of the one child, a daughter aged eight years. The complaint alleges that the parties were married on the 31st of March 1869 and that the defendant deserted plaintiff in the month of September of the same year and has ever since that time remained away from her and failed to provide for her in any way.

  • 03 Apr 1878 Breach of promise suit; Adam Sharp and Louise Casting took out a license to marry.
  • 03 Apr 1878 Frederick Beach vs. Dora Beach, divorce. [Circuit Court, Case File]
  • 10 Apr 1878 Rosa Zink vs. Robert Zink, divorce dismissed.
  • 10 Apr 1878 Anne Hopple has applied fofr a divorce from John Hopple to whom she was married on the 4th of April 1867. She charges in the complaint that the defendant has for"the last six years treated the petitioner with great cruelty, that he has frequently cursed and swore at her calling her all kinds of abusive names and accusing her of having carnal knowledge of other men"; The plaintiff asks for divorce, $500 alimony and custody of the one child, a boy eight years of age.
  • 10 Apr 1878 Mary Heppenhamer vs. George Heppenhamer for divorce on grounds of abandonment.
  • 17 Apr 1878 Only one divorce was granted in the circuit court during the February term.
  • 17 Apr 1878 Mr. Bayless Holmes and Mrs. Eleanor Holmes who were divorced in circuit court a few months ago were remarried Saturday.
  • 17 Apr 1878 John T. Wass applied for divorce from Vaulney Wass. The parties were married on October 30, 1869 and have two children. The plaintiff charges that the defendant abandoned him on the 3rd of January 1878 and has since that time repeatedly refused to live with him. The plaintiff asks the custody of the child, Clarence O.

  • 8 May 1878 Hannah Critchet vs. Geo. A. Critchet, divorce granted to plaintiff at defendant's costs in superior court.
  • 15 May 1878 George McCehon vs. _____ McCehon, divorce dismissed.
  • 15 May 1878 Mary Ellen Enger vs. Nils C. Enger divorce and custody of the child granted to plaintiff.
  • 15 May 1878 Florentine Grimm applied for a divorce from John Grimm. The parties were married May 7, 1848 in Buffalo. The complaint charges the defendant with cruel and inhuman treatment, vile and abusive epithets, etc. Plaintiff says life is a burden to her and the defendant's presence is intolerable. There are three minor children whose custody the plaintiff asks for. She also demands $1000 alimony.
  • 15 May 1878 Florentine Grimm vs. John Grimm, divorce dismissed.
  • 15 May 1878 Margaret Grubaugh vs. Jacob Grubaugh, divorce granted at plaintiff's costs.
  • 22 May 1878 Alice Murch vs. Richard Murch, divorce on grounds of cruel treatment.
  • 22 May 1878 Jos. J. McDermot applied for a divorce from Ellen McDermot to whom he was married in Cincinnati, Ohio on October 1, 1860. The complaint charges that the defendant is a habitual drunkard, she disgraces him frequently by lying down in public places when drunk. There are no children.
  • 22 May 1878 Sarah E. Bloomhuff vs. William D. Bloomhuff for divorce. They were married in this city 11th Jul 1866 and lived together until 11 May 1878 when plaintiff left defendant. Charges include cruel and inhuman treatment and adultery. Defendant visited a house of ill fame kept by Mollie Nicholls and there associated with low and lewd women, etc. (very long article). There are two children five and 10 years old of whom she asks custody, a decree of divorce and proper alimony.
  • 29 May 1878 Divorces were refused in the cases of Sarah Cole vs. Benjamin Cole and Frederick Beach vs. Dora Beach and the causes were dismissed.
  • 29 May 1878 In the case of John T. Wass vs. Volney Wass divorce is granted to defendant and by agreement custody of the child, Clarence O. was awarded to plaintiff and of Decelda was awarded to defendant in Superior court.

  • 05 Jun 1878 George McCahan vs. Mary McCahan divorce granted.
  • 19 Jun 1878 Alice Chatin has applied for divorce from August Chatin to whom she was married 19th Sep 1874. He abandoned her April 1875 and has remained away from her and refused to provide for her.

  • 03 Jul 1878 Carrie Guggenheim vs. Jacob H. Guggenheim, divorce granted.
  • 10 Jul 1878 Mary E. Hatfield applied for divorce from Albert Hatfield to whom she was married on August 25, 1872 for failure to provide for the past several years and that in January 1878 he abandoned her.
  • 10 Jul 1878 James A. Depler vs. Mira C. Depler, divorce.
  • 10 Jul 1878 Sarah E. Bloomhuff obtained a divorce from Wm. D. Bloomhuff at defendant's costs and $150 alimony.
  • 24 Jul 1878 Hannah M. Snowden vs. Wm. Snowden, divorce, Superior Court.
  • 24 Jul 1878 Hester Houk vs. Phillip Houk, divorce, Superior Court.
  • 31 Jul 1878 The divorce business is unprecedently active.
  • 31 Jul 1878 Sarah Trott doesn't care to trot in the matrimonial harness with Peter any longer and has applied for a divorce.
  • 31 Jul 1878 Naoma Whitwright vs. Jacob K. Whitwright, to whom she was married on September 7, 1873 on grounds of cruelty, adultery with one Catharine Haley on 14th April 1877. Alimony of $500 and custody of two children are demanded.
  • 31 Jul 1878 Martha Barrett vs. James C. Barrett, divorce.
  • 31 Jul 1878 Deborah Daily/Daly vs. James Daily/Daly, divorce.
  • 31 Jul 1878 Catharine W. Richards vs. Wm. C. Richards, divorce.

  • 07 Aug 1878 Hannah Snowden vs. William Snowden, divorce granted to plaintiff and custody of infant child to her.
  • 14 Aug 1878 The Snowden divorce case is snowed under. The fees not having been paid when court adjourned, the decree is n. g.

  • 11 Sep 1878 Catherine W. Richards vs. William C. Richards, divorce and custody of child to plaintiff.
  • 11 Sep 1878 Alice Chatin vs. August Chatin, divorce granted to plaintiff and she is ordered not to marry for two years.
  • 11 Sep 1878 Eliza J. Bonnell vs. Daniel R. Bonnell, divorce.
  • 18 Sep 1878 Desdemona McKinley vs. Adam McKinley, divorce on grounds of cruelty, inhuman treatment and drunkenness. They were married August 23, 1877. She says her life is in danger so long as she lives with him. She also charges defendant got possession of $1200 of her money. She asks custody of one child and $1600 alimony.
  • 18 Sep 1878 James A. Depler vs. Mira C. Depler, divorce to plaintiff at his costs.
  • 25 Sep 1878 Mary E. Hatfield vs. Albert Hatfield, divorce granted to plaintiff.
  • 25 Sep 1878 Alice Murch vs. Richard H. Murch, decree granted to plaintiff.

  • 02 Oct 1878 Mary A. Watson vs. Hiram Watson, divorce granted to plaintiff.
  • 02 Oct 1878 Deborah Daily vs. James Daily, divorce awarded to plaintiff in Superior Court.
  • 02 Oct 1878 Hester Houk vs. Phillip Houk, divorce decree not granted, Superior Court.
  • 09 Oct 1878 Susan E. Hoagland vs. Amencus V. Hoagland, divorce and custody of child granted to plaintiff.
  • 09 Oct 1878 Desdamona McKinley vs. Adam McKinley, divorce and custody of child and $1000 alimony awarded plaintiff.
  • 16 Oct 1878 William Irwin vs. Agnes Irwin, divorce.
  • 30 Oct 1878 Eliza J. Bonnell vs. Daniel R. Bonnell, divorce granted and maiden name restored-Eliza J. Chamberlain.
  • 30 Oct 1878 Joseph J. McDermot vs. Ellen McDermot, dismissed.
  • 30 Oct 1878 Marvel G. Haight vs. Mary Haight, divorce granted to plaintiff at his costs, Superior Court.
  • 30 Oct 1878 Kate Toomey vs. Thomas Toomey, divorce ganted to plaintiff, costs to defendant, Superior Court.

  • 06 Nov 1878 Daniel Young vs. Malissa Young, divorce.
  • 06 Nov 1878 Anna Benner vs. Conrad Benner, divorce. [Circuit Court, Case File]
  • 06 Nov 1878 John Baumann vs. Sophia Baumann, divorce.
  • 06 Nov 1878 The Benner divorce case has been withdrawn.
  • 13 Nov 1878 Mary Bowers vs. Adam Bower (sic) divorce granted to plaintiff, custody of two children and alimony of $600.
    [25 Sep 1878 Mary C. Bowers vs. Adam Bowers, Circuit Court, Case File]
  • 13 Nov 1878 Catherine Arment vs. William Arment, divorce on grounds of cruel treatment.
  • 13 Nov 1878 Lilly E. Davis vs. Joseph Davis, divorce filed in Superior Court.
  • 13 Nov 1878 Daniel Young Wednesday applied in the Circuit Court for a divorce from Malissa Young to whom he was married on 8th July 1876. The only grievance alleged is the defendant abandoned plaintiff without any cause on the 1st October 1876 and that he yet remains "abandoned".
  • 27 Nov 1878 John Baumann vs. Sophia Baumann, divorce granted to plaintiff.
  • 27 Nov 1878 Catherine Arment vs. William Arment, divorce granted plaintiff on grounds of cruelty. The parties were married January 31, 1865.
  • 27 Nov 1878 Jennie Haight vs. Eugene Haight, divorce granted plaintiff.
  • 27 Nov 1878 David Young vs. Malissa Young, divorce granted plaintiff.

  • 11 Dec 1878 Bertha Evard vs. John Evard, divorce.
  • 18 Dec 1878 Jennie Haight vs. Eugene Haight, divorce granted plaintiff.
  • 18 Dec 1878 Edward Fogarty vs. Mary E. Fogarty, a trail was held and divorce was refused.
  • 18 Dec 1878 William Irwin vs. Agnes Irwin, divorce and custody of girl to plaintiff.
  • 25 Dec 1878 Mary E. Lancaster vs. Chas. J. Lancaster, divorce granted to plaintiff.
  • 25 Dec 1878 Mary C. Hagen vs. Frank Hagen, divorce and custody of one child granted to plaintiff.
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