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Divorce News and Records, Allen Co., Indiana

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1895

Fort Wayne Daily News


  • 2 Jan 1895 Louella Way was granted a divorce from Joseph Way this afternoon. The court granted the plaintiff the custody of the child, but refused to allow her $1000 alimony asked for in the complaint.
  • 2 Jan 1895 Millie Sheckler has applied for a divorce from Edward Sheckler in the superior court.
  • 7 Jan 1895 George W. McFarland has commenced divorce proceedings against Jennie McFarland.

Feb 1895 No divorce listings.
Mar 1895 No divorce listings.
  • 4 Apr 1895 A few years ago Mr. Tilman M. Kring was married in this city and lived happily with his wife. One day she left suddenly. He lived alone hoping that some day she might return. He waited and waited and in the meantime wrote to friends and relatives to keep up the search. Only a few weeks ago he found his once beloved wife, Effie Kring, in a house of ill fame at Lafayette. A few days later he brought proceedings for divorce. Today, Judge O'Rourke granted the divorce.
  • 5 Apr 1895 Charles Rader has sued Marie Rader in the superior court for divorce. The complaint alleges adultery.
  • 17 Apr 1895 Robert B. Wright (colored) was today granted a divorce from Mollie Wright on the grounds of desertion.
  • 18 Apr 1895 Josephine Weaver sues Sam Weaver for divorce.
  • 18 Apr 1895 Martha McPheeters was granted a divorce from Noah McPheeters.
  • 23 Apr 1895 Three rather spicy complaints were filed in today in divorce proceedings. Geo. Tait, through his attorney, instituted an action to secure a divorce from his wife, Eliza Tait. The complaint says that they were married in 1893 and lived together as husband and wife till last evening. "On Sunday night, March 31, Eliza Tait, the defendant, was guilty of adultery with one Meyers, in a room in the rear of a Lafayette Street saloon in the city of Fort Wayne." The complaint also alleges that the defendant has been guilty of adultery in dives on other occasions. She has absented herself from home and spent her time in wine rooms and houses of shady character.
  • 23 Apr 1895 Lillie M. McCullough has commenced an action in the superior court for a divorce from her husband, Mr. Thomas McCullough, through her attorney. The complaint alleges that the partied in the suit were married early in 1890 and that in October, 1890, the husband was arrested, tried, and convicted of the charge of burglary committed in Allen County and sentenced to four years in the penitentiary. Since his return from prison he has been a drunkard and failed to properly support his wife.
  • 23 Apr 1895 Attorneys have penned a complaint for Baily S. Hedges in proceedings for a divorce against Mary A. Hedges, his wife. The couple were wedded in April 1882, and separated yesterday. The complaint says that Mary drinks to excess and has been seen in an intoxicated condition in her own household. She has treated her husband in a cruel and inhuman way so the document alleges and on one occasion threatened to kill her better half. Mr. Hedges, in suing for a divorce also asks the custody of the seven children.
  • 24 Apr 1895 At present the courts are having a run on matrimonial difficulties. Three complaints were filed yesterday in divorce cases and two wife beaters were on trial this morning in the police court.
  • 24 Apr 1895 This afternoon another divorce case was instituted in the circuit court. The couple were duly married the first on January 1, 1887, to Squire Daniel Ryan and a few weeks later by Rev. J. H. Oechtering, at St. Mary's Catholic church. They have tried double life two different trips and they seem to be an ill-mated pair. The plaintiff is Louisa E. Bopp and the defendant is Andrew J. Bopp. They lived together for two years then separated without a divorce. They courted again and decided to embark once more on the sea of matrimony. The attorney, in his petition for a divorce, grows flowery and says, "They patched up their trouble and determined to solve the question, "is marriage a failure?" They lived together for a time, more or less peaceably, more less than more". They parted again in 1892 and have since lived apart. The complaint avers that Mr. Bopp associates with men and women of dissolate (sic) characters. He uses obscene and profane language and spends his money with loose characters. Three years ago he sold the household goods and squandered the money in riotous living.
  • 25 Apr 1895 Regina Everhart has applied for a divorce from Wm. Everhart.
  • 26 Apr 1895 Maggie Hume was today granted a divorce from James H. Hume on the grounds of drunkenness. The plaintiff was granted a divorce and the custody of the children and $5 a month alimony.
  • 26 Apr 1895 In the Hedges vs. Hedges divorce suit, Mrs. Hedges, the defendant, asked permission to answer. They will attempt to prove that the charges of drunkenness made against Mrs. Hedges are untrue.

  • 14 May 1895 Eyer Walter has applied for a divorce from Mary A. Walter.
  • 21 May 1895 This morning the entire time of the circuit court was devoted to the hearing of the evidence in the Kretsinger divorce case. The defendant, John Kretsinger, introduced many witnesses. The neighborhood gossip was exploited this morning and the court was filled with ladies.
  • 23 May 1895 The Kretsinger divorce case came to a termination last evening when the decision was announced. It will be remembered that Mrs. John Kretsinger applied for a divorce on an agreement made with her husband. He however, changed his mind later and filed a cross-complaint and contested the case. The case was bitterly contested by both sides and some very sensational evidence was introduced. Mrs. Kretsinger was not granted a divorce on her complaint but her husband, the defendant, was given a divorce on the cross-complaint. He was also given the custody of the son. Mrs. Kretsoinger was granted $300 in alimony.

  • 6 Jun 1895 Mrs. Henry Kruse has applied for a divorce from her husband who has been in jail for the past three days, held on the charge of brutally assaulting his wife. This afternoon Mrs. Henry Kruse was granted a divorce from Henry Kruse in the superior court. The hearing of the case occupied five minutes.
  • 14 Jun 1895 Ira O. Barcus has sued Nettie Barcus for a divorce. The complaint says that the defendant frowns on the plaintiff because he is poor.
  • 14 Jun 1895 Louisa Johnson asks for a divorce from Charles Johnson. In the complaint, cruel treatment is alleged.
  • 14 Jun 1895 This afternoon Jennie Zimmer is before the circuit court attempting to secure a divorce from Cyrus W. Zimmer.
  • 17 Jun 1895 Jennie N. Zimmer was granted a divorce from her husband, Cyrus W. Zimmer, on grounds of cruelty. The complaint was filed and the decree entered the same day. She resumed her maiden name, Jennie N. Bayless.
  • 19 Jun 1895 This morning Ida L. Rees applied for a divorce from her husband, Lyman B. Rees. The decree of divorce was granted and the defendant was given the custody of the child.
  • 19 Jun 1895 A few weeks ago, Mr. Gottlieb Unger applied for a divorce from his wife, Martha Unger. The case was set for trial in the superior court and before the hearing Mrs. Unger filed a cross-complaint. Her complaint alleged that Mr. Unger had been arrested and locked up on the charge of associating with a prostitute. He was fined at police court as the records will show. This sensational cross-complaint behoved (sic) Unger to withdraw his compliant for divorce and acting Judge Ellison granted Mrs. Unger a divorce last evening on the cross-complaint. The decree was of a highly sensational nature and is worthy of note. This is Judge Ellison's first divorce case. He granted Mrs. Unger a divorce and the custody of the children. He gave her also the house and lot in Lakeside, all of Mr. Unger's possessions and $260 besides to be paid in regular monthly installments of $ (?) each. Besides this, Judge Ellison by his decree refused to release Mr. Unger from the duty to support and maintain the minor children. He will be compelled by the court to see that the (children) are properly provided for.
  • 25 Jun 1895 Ida L. Redding has applied for a divorce from Wm. H. Redding. They were married in 189? (unreadable) and separated last winter. Failure to provide is the grounds for divorce.
  • 29 Jun 1895 Mr. Charles N. Buck has applied for a divorce from his wife, Celista Buck, the case to be tried in the superior court July 10.
  • 29 Jun 1895 This afternoon in the superior court Thomas H. McQuillan was granted a divorce from Mary E. McQuillan on the grounds of abandonment.

  • 9 Jul 1895 Louisa Johnson was granted a divorce today from Chas. Johnson. The decree was granted in superior court.
  • 9 Jul 1895 Ida L. Redding was granted a divorce from Wm. H. Redding on the grounds of cruel treatment. She will assume her maiden name, Ida L. Smith.
  • 9 Jul 1895 Tony DeLong, an actor, whose true name is John C. Smith, has made application in the circuit court for a divorce from his wife, Luella DeLong. The charge is abandonment.
  • 11 Jul 1895 Jennie T. Copeman today commenced divorce proceedings against her husband, Andrew J. Copeman, an alleged non-resident of Indiana. The cause for action is abandonment.
  • 17 Jul 1895 The Bowersock divorce case has been dismissed. The parties made up.
  • 17 Jul 1895 The Kammeyer divorce case is on trial in the superior court today. Mrs. Elizabeth Kammeyer brought divorce proceedings against her husband accusing him of all sorts of crimes. Conrad, the accused husband, filed a cross complaint accusing his wife of adultery, naming an aged neighbor as correspondent. The testimony is a nasty morsel of foul evidence too indecent to allude to even without reference to any of its milder features.
  • 17 Jul 1895 Samuel Lutz has applied for a divorce from Mary E. Lutz alleging cruel treatment.
  • 22 Jul 1895 Mrs. Andrew J. Bowersock informed the News today that the statements she made in her suit for divorce against her husband, alleging open adultery, failure to provide, cruelty and fraudulent conveyance of real estate, were made under the strain of mental excitement and were not all based on real facts. She also informs the News the reason she withdrew her sensational complaint was because all the allegations she made against her husband were not true.
  • 23 Jul 1895 Today James A. Depler applied for a divorce from his wife, Margaret A. Depler.
  • 23 Jul 1895 Joseph Barnes was today granted a divorce from Mary Barnes on the grounds of abandonment.
  • 25 Jul 1895 Laura Revert has commenced an action in the circuit court for a divorce from her husband, Frank Revert, alleging abandonment.
  • 26 Jul 1895 This morning the wheels of the divorce mill revolved with great veracity. The first case was that of C. W. Buck against his wife, Celista A. Buck. The complaint reads, "cruel treatment." The divorce was granted at once. It will be remembered that a few days ago, Mr. Buck filed a sensational complaint alleging adultery and naming a prominent businessman as correspondent. These facts were smothered at the trial.
  • 26 Jul 1895 In the same court and in a similar manner, Mary Haiber was granted a divorce from George W. Haiber on the grounds of cruel treatment. Mr. Haiber agreed to pay his wife $1200 alimony before the case went to trial. The demand was for $1200.
  • 26 Jul 1895 Today Celina Boitet began divorce proceedings against her husband, Francis, an aged resident of Jefferson Township. The charge is cruelty and inhuman treatment. The plaintiff also asks for $5000 alimony
  • 26 Jul 1895 This morning Mrs. Elizabeth Noble began divorce proceedings against her husband, Wm. H. H. Noble, alleging cruelty and failure to provide, demanding $1500 alimony.
  • 27 Jul 1895 This afternoon late, Franklin O. Conway, the saloon keeper at the "Stone Front" on East Main Street, began proceedings in the superior court for divorce against his wife, Cora A. Coway. The unique feature of the grounds for divorce is that the plaintiff is a saloon keeper and that he charges his wife with habitual drunkenness. When the complaint was read in the clerk's office there was a smile all around.
  • 27 Jul 1895 It was rumored late this afternoon that Mrs. Lee Larimore would apply for a divorce from her husband.
  • 30 Jul 1895 There is no cessation in the recurrent grists taken to the Fort Wayne divorce mill. This crop of domestic infelicity has kept the legal millers busily engaged for many weeks. Today another family was disunited. Mrs. Elizabeth Noble was granted a divorce from W. H. H. Noble on the grounds of desertion and cruel treatment. The decree of the court was that Mrs. Noble is to come into possession of all the property.
  • 30 Jul 1895 Final action was taken in the Larimore divorce case today and Judge Dawson duly granted to Mrs. Levi Larimore a decree of divorce.
  • 30 Jul 1895 This afternoon Mrs. Edith Miller, nee Hippenhammer, began divorce proceedings against her husband, William Miner Miller, of 107 Broadway. The couple was married in May 1894. The complaint says that the husband has deserted his wife, threatened her life, has tried to cut her throat and is also accused of intoxication. Mrs. Miller also asks for custody of their child.

  • 2 Aug 1895 Mr. and Mrs. Levi Larimore divorced last Tuesday. Today (Friday) they asked for a license to remarry and the clerk issued the license.
  • 6 Aug 1895 Adaline M. Small today commenced proceedings in the superior court for a divorce from her husband, Francis Small and to recover $1000 alimony. The couple was married in Fort Wayne in 1888 and three months after marriage he became abusive. For some time he has failed to provide and the plaintiff has been compelled to take in washing and work out as a domestic.
  • 7 Aug 1895 In the superior court this morning, Frank Conway an East Main Street saloon keeper, was granted a divorce from Cora A. Conway on grounds that Mrs. Conway is a habitual drunkard.
  • 7 Aug 1895 This afternoon Wm. Gravey filed a petition for divorce from his wife, Sophia A. Gravey. They have been married 23 years and reside in Fort Wayne. Three daughters have been born to them. The complaint says the defendant has refused to perform her wifely duties.
  • 8 Aug 1895 Today the customary divorce case was filed in superior court. The plaintiff is Sedalia R. Hawkins of Monroeville and her husband, Henry Hawkins. She owns the residence in which they live and claims that he has refused to work for her support since their marriage. On the day of the birth of their child, he left the house when there were no nurses present to administer to her wants. He has failed to properly support her or even given her any attention. For these reasons she prays for a divorce.
  • 8 Aug 1895 Since the first day of March, 1895, sixty one (61) divorces have been granted and 221 marriage licenses issued.
  • 8 Aug 1895 Yesterday in Fort Wayne, a divorce was granted a saloon keeper on the charge that his wife was a habitual drunkard. Here is the case of a man whose business it is to make habitual drunkards, who won't live with one after the habit of drinking is fixed.
  • 19 Aug 1895 This morning Mrs. Dell Edgall began divorce proceedings in superior court against her husband, Joseph Edgall. He is the man who was arrested here a few weeks ago on the charge of robbing a brewery at Warsaw. He stole his wife's baby and was arrested. He is now at Warsaw awaiting trial on the charge of burglary.
  • 20 Aug 1895 This morning Mrs. Maggie Kline began proceedings in superior court for a divorce. Mrs. Kline alleges that she was married two years ago in this city to Mr. Richard M. Kline and that they lived together after their marriage only two days. The husband then totally abandoned her and has since failed to make suitable provisions for her support. Mrs. Kline was formerly Maggie Hildebrand.
  • 21 Aug 1895 To be tried in superior court. Frank Lordier has made application for a divorce from his wife, Christiana Lordier.
  • 21 Aug 1895 Catherine Figel has applied for a divorce from Henry Figel. Henry is now out on surety of the peace bonds.
  • 27 Aug 1895 Three divorce cases in one day is not a bad showing for the courts. The succession of divorce suits in Allen County continues uninterruptedly. This morning Jennie M. Beach applied for a divorce from John H. Beach on the grounds of failure to provide and cruel treatment. The case will be tried in the circuit court.
  • 27 Aug 1895 Dora Rogers is another applicant for divorce. She was married to Leslie Rogers in 1885 and has two children. In the complaint the allegation is made that the plaintiff was abandoned in December 1889 without cause.
  • 27 Aug 1895 David Jacobs has commenced an action in the circuit court for a divorce from his wife, Anna Jacobs. They were married in January, 1892. He says that his wife has wrongfully accused him of all sorts of crimes and also accused him of adultery in the presence of neighbors. At one time the complaint says Mrs. Jacobs threatened to cut her husband's heart out.
  • 28 Aug 1895 Mrs. Bertha Lansing has commenced proceedings against Harry Lansing to secure a divorce and whatever relief the court will grant.
  • 31 Aug 1895 Rose M. Vanderford has applied for a divorce from her husband, Chas. E. Vanderford.

  • 2 Sep 1895 Judge Dawson this morning refused to grant Della Edgall a divorce from Joseph Edgall. He informed the plaintiff that she had five children, all in orphan asylums and that he believed she wanted a divorce so that she could marry another man and desert the children.
  • 3 Sep 1895 Emma Heffelfinger was granted a divorce from Chauncey L. Heffelfinger and she has the right to resume her maiden name, Emma Hathway.
  • 3 Sep 1895 The divorce suit of Celma Boitet vs. Francis Boitet was dismissed at the plaintiff's cost.
  • 3 Sep 1895 The divorce case of Mary A. Ross vs. Richard C. Ross is on trial.
  • 3 Sep 1895 This morning Sadie Keyser brought suit in the superior court for a divorce from her husband, William A. Keyser. The complaint alleges that the couple were married in September 1894 and that last June she and their baby were deserted by the husband and father. He has treated the plaintiff cruelly and failed utterly to furnish money for her support. She prays for a divorce and the custody of the child.
  • 3 Sep 1895 Charles Sampson has applied for a divorce from Martha Sampson. The action was brought in the circuit court.
  • 3 Sep 1895 Mary L. Ross was granted a divorce from Richard C. Ross.
  • 4 Sep 1895 This morning Sadie Keyser brought suit in the superior court for a divorce from her husband, William A. Keyser. The complaint alleges that this couple were married in September 1894 and that last June she and their baby were deserted by the husband and father. He has treated the plaintiff cruelly and failed utterly to furnish money for her support. She prays for a divorce and the custody of the child.
  • 4 Sep 1895 Charles Sampson has applied for a divorce from Martha Sampson. The action was brought in circuit court.
  • 4 Sep 1895 Mary L. Ross was granted a divorce from Richard C. Ross.
  • 5 Sep 1895 Through her attorneys, Mrs. Lillian C. Clark has commenced action in the circuit court against Thomas C. Clark for divorce. Mrs. Clark alleges that her husband has determined to open a house of ill fame and compel the plaintiff to preside over the disreputable joint. She represents that she has pleaded and begged him in vain to abandon his purpose. In view of this fact she declines to live with him and asks the court to decree her a bill of divorce and relief in the sum of $1800 alimony. Judge Dawson has enjoined the husband from disposing of his property until the case has been heard in court.
  • 5 Sep 1895 Mrs. M. L. Cosper, manufacturer of Cosper's Hair Preparation, is "free" again. On Tuesday afternoon in the circuit court, she was divorced from Dick Ross, with whom she had lived 14 months. This is very unfortunate for Mrs. Cosper as it is her third divorce in this court.
  • 5 Sep 1895 Today in the circuit court Blanche R. Lanigan began proceedings against her husband, Thomas J. Lanigan, for divorce, alimony and the custody of their child.
  • 5 Sep 1895 Tony DeLong was today granted a divorce in the circuit court from Dorothy DeLong on the grounds of desertion and abandonment.
  • 6 Sep 1895 Henry J. Hollopeter today commenced an action for a divorce from his wife, Celona Hollopeter. The case will be tried in the circuit court. They have four children and have been married since 1874. Their married life has not been happy. She it is said, has had neither love nor respect for her husband and three years ago abandoned him to work for a neighbor, who is a widower. The plaintiff did not think this a proper place for her to live. The complaint alleges that their entire married life has been full of trouble, disagreements and jealousies.
  • 6 Sep 1895 Mary E. Brown has entered proceedings in superior court against Enos E. Brown for divorce.
  • 10 Sep 1895 John Matthews today began proceedings in the circuit court against his wife, Margaret, for divorce.
  • 10 Sep 1895 Judge O'Rourke has granted Phoebe Raypole a divorce from John Raypole.
  • 11 Sep 1895 Henrietta Knodeler has commenced action for a divorce from her husband, Frederick Knodeler. They were married in 1889. Cruelty, inhuman treatment and desertion are alleged and $1000 alimony is demanded.
  • 13 Sep 1895 Hiram Ward of Lafayette Township began proceedings for divorce from his wife, Mary Ward. They were married last March and have never lived happily together. The complaint alleges that the defendant has threatened to leave her home and become an inmate of a house of ill fame.
  • 16 Sep 1895 In the circuit court this morning Clara A. Kimball was granted a divorce from Frederick Kimball.
  • 16 Sep 1895 The divorce suit of Mrs. Catherine Fiegel vs. Henry Fiegel is being heard in superior court. The charges are cruelty and failure to provide. The defendant is fighting the case.
  • 17 Sep 1895 Florentine McKay is the next to air his matrimonial difficulties in the divorce court. He charges in his application for divorce, filed yesterday afternoon, that his wife is in the habit of disposing of the household effects and moving from place to place.
  • 17 Sep 1895 Mrs. Katherine Figel was granted a divorce from Henry Figel.
  • 18 Sep 1895 David Jacobs was granted a divorce this afternoon from Anna Jacobs.
  • 21 Sep 1895 In the circuit court this morning Henry J. Hollowpeter was granted a divorce from Celona Hollowpeter.
  • 21 Sep 1895 Mrs. Ruth Brooks has been granted a divorce from Jay Howard Brooks.
  • 23 Sep 1895 Mrs. Jennie McAfee Saturday instituted proceedings to secure a divorce from James McAfee, alleging abandonment. The parties were married at Bluffton. Mrs. McAfee now resides at #3 Wells Street.
  • 23 Sep 1895 Ella M. Miller has applied for a divorce from her husband, Robert A. Miller.
  • 25 Sep 1895 Catherine Dunlap has filed a complaint in the circuit court asking for a divorce from her husband, John Dunlap. The complaint alleges abandonment and failure to provide.
  • 27 Sep 1895 Yesterday morning in the circuit court filed a complaint in which Caroline Siebert asks for a divorce from Otto W. Siebert and $2400 alimony. The complaint alleges cruel and inhuman treatment. On the 16th of January last they were united in marriage, Otto W. Siebert and Caroline Kuhns and now nine months later, the couple are in a divorce court.

  • 2 Oct 1895 This morning Katie Roberson began proceedings in the circuit court for a divorce from her husband, Jos. M. Roberson.
  • 3 Oct 1895 The McAfee divorce case is on trial this afternoon.
  • 3 Oct 1895 This morning a rather romantic divorce paper was presented in the superior court for Hypolite Pequinot. The story of the separation of this couple is fanciful and worthy of a story. Mr. Pequinot and his wife, Julie, were wedded in France in 1880. They lived together happily in their native land. Mr. Pequinot, however, believed that he could prosper better in America and with his wife's consent embarked for New York in 1889. His wife and 8 year old child remained in France after bidding him an affectionate good-bye. They agreed to follow to America as soon as he accumulated sufficient money and secured a home for them. He was even more successful than his anticipations pictured. In a very short time after his arrival he sent a sum of money sufficient to pay for a first-class for his wife and daughter to America. He also secured a home and furnished it for their occupancy. In a few weeks the money was returned by Mrs. Pequinot. There were no explanations and she refused to correspond with him. He wrote to friends in France asking them to urge his wife to sail for America. Their efforts were of no avail. Today he began action for divorce on the grounds of abandonment.
  • 4 Oct 1895 A few weeks ago Mrs. Elizabeth J. Joss began divorce proceedings against her husband, Harold M. Joss, for divorce. The case for hearing was set for today. In the meantime, Mr. Joss entered a general denial to all of the material allegations in the complaint. Today however, the defendant did not put in an appearance and Mrs. Joss was in consequence granted a divorce after her attorneys proved that the defendant had been duly notified of the action against him. The decree of divorce also says that the defendant must pay all the costs of the action. The complaint says that the defendant and plaintiff were married April 25, 1893, and that the defendant provided for the plaintiff just three days. Beginning May 1, five days after the wedding, the defendant without cause or reason, although able to do so, failed, absolutely refused to provide for said plaintiff. He refused even to furnish her a home for shelter although requested to do so. On the first of March 1894 the defendant without giving notice, in a sneaking manner, absolutely abandoned the plaintiff and went to Indianapolis to live. Mrs. Joss followed her husband there and offered to live with him but he absolutely refused to give her an interview and wrote her that he would not live with her again. Since then the plaintiff has resided in this city and the defendant has been a citizen of Indianapolis.
  • 5 Oct 1895 A few months ago a quiet wedding was reported in the daily papers and the bride and groom became domiciled happily in a Lakeside cottage. Their honeymoon was a happy one but recently estrangements ensued and yesterday a hasty separation occurred. The furniture in the house was divided. Mrs. Hugh F. Fisher took her personal effects and went to the home of her mother. Mr. Fisher, the young bridegroom, returned to the home of his parents today. This news will be a surprise to their many friends as it was believed that the wedded life of this popular young couple was one of happy and pleasurable pursuits.
  • 5 Oct 1895 This morning Judge O'Rourke refused to grant Jennie M. Beach a divorce from John H. Beach. Mrs. Beach charged failure to provide and the husband filed a cross-complaint charging that his wife entertained male callers at her home. The judge caused a scene when he stated that there were too many divorce cases and he refused to grant the decree.
  • 5 Oct 1895 The court later granted Ellen Miller a divorce from Robert W. Miller.
  • 7 Oct 1895 Catherine Dunlap was granted a divorce from John Dunlap today in circuit court. She will assume her maiden name, Catherine Hinkle.
  • 8 Oct 1895 John H. Tate today commenced an action in the superior court for a divorce from his wife, Margaret L. Tate. Cruel and inhuman treatment and abandonment are the causes assigned.
  • 8 Oct 1895 This morning in the circuit court Mary Crabill was granted a divorce from Levi Crabill of South Clinton Street.
  • 22 Oct 1895 Yesterday Mr. Geo. Abdon began proceedings in the circuit court against his wife for divorce. In his complaint he alleges adultery. Today Mrs. Hattie Abdon entered an appearance as defendant in divorce proceedings, denied all the allegations made in the complaint and he retained attorneys to defend her and prevent the court from granting the divorce. She alleges that the charges are false and that her husband has been mistaken. She claims that insane jealousy is the cause of the action against her.
  • 22 Oct 1895 This morning in superior court Millie Sheckler was granted a divorce from Edward Sheckler. The court allowed her a judgment of $300 alimony.
  • 22 Oct 1895 Judge Dawson has granted a divorce to Dora Rogers from Leslie Rogers.
  • 23 Oct 1895 Late this afternoon Mrs. Hattie Abdon filed a cross-complaint in the suit of George Abdon vs. Hattie Abdon for divorce. Mrs. Abdon alleges that her husband has treated her cruelly and beat her until she became insensible. He also called her foul names in the presence of others. She also states that the reason he is applying for a divorce is because he is paying attention to a widow named Rose W_______, whom it is said he will marry if the divorce is granted. Mrs. Abdon asks for $1000 alimony.
  • 23 Oct 1895 Alice Pays instituted proceedings for divorce against Aurelius T. Pays. Cruel and inhuman treatment is charged.
  • 25 Oct 1895 The Luts divorce case now pending was set for trial November 7th.
  • 25 Oct 1895 This afternoon in circuit court Bertha Lancing was granted a divorce from Harry Lancing on the grounds of abandonment.
  • 26 Oct 1895 This morning in superior court proceedings were instituted for Mrs. Rose D. Batson to secure a divorce from her husband, Wm. Batson. The complaint alleges abandonment. It says Batson sold all the household furniture, squandered the money and deserted his wife.
  • 26 Oct 1895 Kate Roberson applied for a divorce from Joseph M. Roberson and the court set aside this case and granted the husband a divorce on a cross-complaint.
  • 29 Oct 1895 This morning in superior court Mrs. Maggie Kline was granted a divorce from Richard Kline. The charge was abandonment. The judge also gave her the privilege of assuming her maiden name, Maggie Hildebrand and also ruled that she could not remarry for two years.
  • 29 Oct 1895 Emma C. Hass had applied for a divorce from Jacob N. Hass. Abandonment is alleged.

  • 1 Nov 1895 The sensational Abdon divorce case was brought to a climax this morning in the circuit court, etc…. Mrs. Abdon was granted a divorce on the cross complaint.
  • 4 Nov 1895 Eliza Basheler sues Louis Basheler for divorce alleging cruel treatment and says that he compelled her to sleep in a remote corner of the house.
  • 7 Nov 1895 This afternoon the circuit court is busily engaged in listening to the evidence in the Luts divorce case. Samuel Luts commenced proceedings against his wife Mary E. Mrs. Luts is prepared to fight the case. The case promises to be an exciting one.
  • 7 Nov 1895 Judge Dawson has granted Rose M. Batson a divorce from Wm. Batson.
  • 8 Nov 1895 Charles S. Stapleton has applied in the circuit court for a divorce from his wife, Mattie.
  • 9 Nov 1895 This morning Mary E. Lutz was granted a divorce from Samuel Lutz and also awarded $1125 alimony. Mr. Lutz instituted the divorce proceedings and his wife filed a cross complaint.
  • 9 Nov 1895 The notorious Matthews family was separated today. John Matthews was the plaintiff in the divorce proceedings and he accused his wife of adultery, drunkenness and desertion. The divorce was granted to the plaintiff. Matthews and his wife have appeared in police court time and again on the charge of drunkenness. They were known in police circles as Mr. & Mrs. Vanderbilt.
  • 11 Nov 1895 This morning in superior court Henrietta Knodeler was granted a divorce from Frederick Knodeler on the charge of abandonment.
  • 12 Nov 1895 The superior court has been busy today listening to the evidence in the suit of Mrs. Emma Haas vs. Jacob Haas of this city for divorce. The husband is contesting the case and denies the charges that he cruelly treated his wife and failed to provide for her comfort. A pretty little daughter about 6 years old is to be a witness in the case and appears to side with her mother.
  • 12 Nov 1895 This afternoon May Scherer began proceedings in the superior court for a divorce from Louis Scherer. They were married in 1892. Two years later he deserted his wife and since then she has supported herself. She asks the court to attach her husband's wages to pay for the costs of the trial and also the right to assume her maiden name, May Newman.
  • 13 Nov 1895 Mrs. Emma Haas was granted a divorce from Edward Haas.
  • 13 Nov 1895 Wm. L. Bickford brings action against his wife Anna D. Bickford, alleging abandonment.
  • 15 Nov 1895 Lena Schwartz today applied for a divorce from Christian Schwartz, who is now doing time for wife beating.
  • 16 Nov 1895 This afternoon in superior court Mrs. Angie Lindsey was granted a divorce from her husband, Chas. Lindsey, a constable of Wayne Township. The charges are abandonment and failure to provide. Mrs. Lindsey was granted custody of the four children.
  • 18 Nov 1895 Caroline Niemeyer has sued her husband, Christian, for divorce.
  • 21 Nov 1895 May Scherer was granted a divorce today from Louis Scherer.
  • 23 Nov 1895 Sarah Jane Payne sues William B. Payne for a divorce.
  • 26 Nov 1895 This morning Mrs. Bashelier of St. Joe Township, was granted a divorce from her husband, Louis, on grounds of cruel treatment. She will get about $4500 in the settlement.
  • 27 Nov 1895 Minnie Hetrick has applied for a divorce from Jacob Hetrick. The charge is extreme cruelty.
  • 27 Nov 1895 Flora G. DeWitt has brought suit for a divorce from Frank L. DeWitt on grounds of abandonment.
  • 27 Nov 1895 Mary L. Wilson has been granted a divorce from Frank W. Wilson and the court allowed $200 alimony.
  • 27 Nov 1895 Charles Stapleton was today granted a divorce from Mattie Stapleton.
  • 30 Nov 1895 Today James Stockwell sues Hattie Stockwell for divorce alleging abandonment.

  • 4 Dec 1895 Stella Morton sues for divorce from Harry Morton and alimony besides.
  • 7 Dec 1895 In superior court this afternoon Mrs. Schwarz was granted a divorce from her husband, Christian Schwarz of 113 Boone Street on the grounds of cruel treatment.
  • 7 Dec 1895 Frank Glasser of St. Joe Township began proceedings for a divorce from his wife, Ina Mary Glasser.
  • 9 Dec 1895 Jack Rubin has applied for a divorce from Bessie Rubin in the circuit court. The charge is abandonment.
  • 9 Dec 1895 In the Schwarz divorce case in the superior court, one of the sons of the defendant failed to answer a summons to appear as a witness and the court issued an attachment for his appearance in court. He was fined $1 and costs.
  • 19 Dec 1895 A few weeks ago Mrs. A. A. Tucker began proceedings against her husband for a divorce. He was in Canada at the time and was served with a notice later. Last night he returned to Fort Wayne in answer to a summons. Etc.
  • 20 Dec 1895 Mrs. A. A. Tucker was granted a divorce in superior court today from her husband with alimony at $10 a month for the support of her children. Tucker is supposed to be a wreck owing to excessive use of intoxicants. On this ground the divorce was granted.
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