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Divorce News and Records, Allen Co., Indiana

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1898

Fort Wayne Daily Gazette (January through June)


  • 4 Jan 1898 Mina Palmer has filed suit for divorce in superior court against Milford S. Palmer. Grounds for bringing the suit are failure to provide.
  • 8 Jan 1898 A divorce was yesterday granted to Theodore Robbins from Nellie Robbins. It was alleged in the complaint that the couple was married some years ago and that shortly after the event the defendant left the husband and failed to return to him. Some years later he received information that she was dead and he married the second time.
  • 8 Jan 1898 A suit for divorce was yesterday filed in circuit court by Caroline Schiefer against Charles W. Schiefer. Cruelty is charged. Schiefer is the man who was fined in Police Court for being drunk and cruel to his family.
  • 12 Jan 1898 Samuel G. Ferguson has asked for a divorce from Electa L. Ferguson in circuit court.
  • 13 Jan 1898 Frederick V. Miller vs. Vida Mary Miller filed for divorce in superior court.
  • 15 Jan 1898 HONEYMOON HARDLY OVER. A suit for divorce was yesterday filed in the superior court by Goldie A. Ellenwood who wants a legal separation from Warren S. Ellenwood. The complaint also asked for an injunction against the Pennsylvania Company from paying the defendant his wages. The restraining order was granted. The couple were married only a short time ago but could not get along together.
  • 20 Jan 1898 Caroline Schiefer was yesterday granted a divorce from Charles Schiefer. She was also given custody of the children. The charges were cruelty in superior court.
  • 23 Jan 1898 Mary C. Mellinger vs. Theodore Mellinger for divorce, the charges of drunkenness and failure to provide in circuit court.
  • 25 Jan 1898 Maria Johnson vs. Frank O. Johnson filed for divorce in circuit court on charges of cruelty.
  • 26 Jan 1898 Two suits bordering on the sensational were filed in the superior court yesterday by Mrs. Fannie Fahnestock for whom P. B. Colerick and Colerick & France are acting. The first suit is brought against James W. Fahnestock and the request is that he be compelled to pay her $5,000 which was allowed her by a court in Toledo some time ago as alimony when she was granted a divorce from him. The plaintiff claims that the defendant left the state of Ohio so as to avoid the payment of the sum. The second suit is filed against Mrs. Flora Fahnestock, the present wife of J. W. Fahnestock, who is a clerk at the Wayne hotel. It is alleged by the defendant in the second suit that the present Mrs. Fahnestock alienated the affections of Mr. Fahnsestock. The amount sued for is $5,000.
  • 27 Jan 1898 Mary E. Laylander vs. James Laylander for divorce in superior court on charges of cruelty and failure to provide.
  • 30 Jan 1898 Carrie Steirheim filed suit of divorce in circuit court against Francis H. Steirheim. She asks for custody of their child. Charges are failure to provide.
  • 30 Jan 1898 Lenora Sullivan found that married life with Falk Sullivan was not the happiest existence on earth and yesterday filed suit for divorce. The couple were married in Omaha in 1892 and separated last June. She charges that he was a cruel and cross husband.

  • 1 Feb 1898 Elizabeth LaMasters was granted a divorce from George LaMasters.
  • 4 Feb 1898 Richard G. Thompson vs. Louise H. Thompson filed for divorce on charges of cruelty.
  • 4 Feb 1898 Lulu Keller was granted a divorce yesterday on charges of cruelty from William Keller.
  • 4 Feb 1898 Grace L. Granger filed for divorce from Claude E. Granger on charges of cruelty.
  • 5 Feb 1898 Clara B. Waters vs. William D. Waters. Her husband deserted her some time ago and that he was cruel, called her names and drunkenness. She prays for custody of their one child.
  • 6 Feb 1898 Addie Trautman yesterday filed a suit for divorce against Fred J. Trautman in the circuit court. She alleges that he is addicted to the use of intoxicating liquors in a great form and that he has for some years treated her in a cruel manner. She states in the bill that a short time ago he compelled her to get out of the house and since has refused to live with her. She prays for the custody of their child and wants the court to grant her alimony in the sum of $500.
  • 9 Feb 1898 Mamie L. Cassel from Alexander T. Cassel, on charges of cruelty and abandonment, was granted yesterday.
  • 11 Feb 1898 Mr. & Mrs. R. G. Thompson, divorce dismissed. Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Thompson will be in the party that goes to Lafayette today for the Lincoln League convention. Their appearance together on the street since the publication of the filing of a suit for divorce caused some surprise to their many friends and many expressions of hope that a reconciliation had taken place. The civil proceeding will be dismissed. In talking with a Gazette reporter last night Mr. Thompson said, "we found we could not live apart. And while I regret the publicity of the filing of the suit, I think we will both profit by the experience and will be drawn closer together. The suit will be withdrawn. We will banish all differences and I firmly believe will live happily together henceforth."
  • 12 Feb 1898 Albert Hamm vs. Sophia A. Hamm. A suit for divorce with a new and novel ground for action was yesterday filed in the circuit court. Albert Hamm wants a legal separation from his wife, Sophia A. Hamm. The chief ground for action is alleged to be cruelty. The cruelty is caused by Mrs. Hamm remaining in bed until noon and compelling her husband to get his breakfast himself or go hungry. He also complains that his dinner is not ready on time and that the cruelty of the act of his spouse is too great for him to bear.
  • 13 Feb 1898 Mary C. Mellinger from Theodore Mellinger was granted a divorce and her maiden name of Scott restored.
  • 13 Feb 1898 William Miller from Sarah Miller, divorce granted.
  • 13 Feb 1898 Lena Schmide from Philip Schmidt (sic), divorce granted on charges of his cruelty and drunkenness.
  • 20 Feb 1898 A suit for divorce was yesterday filed in the circuit court by George W. Mason, who wants a legal separation from Jennie S. Mason. He states in the bill that they were married in 1896 and that since that then there have been a number of family disturbances, some time ago, he charges, his wife left him and refused to live with him longer. He says that she treated him in a cruel manner and went out with other men and women of disreputable characters.
  • 24 Feb 1898 A suit for divorce was yesterday filed in the superior court by Bertha Krull against her husband, Bernard Krull. The bill charges cruelty and neglect and alimony to the amount of $1000 is asked for. A restraining order was issued against the defendant under which he is prohibited to dispose of his property until the case can be heard.
  • 26 Feb 1898 Mary Ryan vs. William Ryan and the Pennsylvania Company. Mary filed for divorce on charges of cruelty and asks for alimony and a restraining order.
  • 26 Feb 1898 Jennie Vanaurden was yesterday granted a divorce from Henry Vanaurden in superior court; charges of failure to provide.

  • 1 Mar 1898 Nina Palmer from Milford Palmer, divorce granted yesterday.
  • 3 Mar 1898 Laura Sullivan was granted a divorce from Frank Sullivan. Desertion was the charge.
  • 4 Mar 1898 A suit for divorce was yesterday filed in superior court by Catherine Howley against Martin Howley. The defendant was convicted some time ago for the murder of his mother and is now serving a life sentence in the Michigan City prison. This is the ground on which the action is brought.
  • 4 Mar 1898 In the circuit court a suit for divorce has been brought by Mary E. Perkins against Lafayette B. Perkins on the ground of cruelty and failure to provide.
  • 6 Mar 1898 Etta F. Kuntz vs. Franklin B. Kuntz, filed for divorce.
  • 8 Mar 1898 Mary Waitke was granted a divorce from William Waitke.
  • 9 Mar 1898 Mollie V. Tait was granted a divorce from George Tait. She was given custody of their child and the father is ordered to pay $3 a month for the care of the little one.
  • 10 Mar 1898 Mamie Kohrn against William F. Kohrn. They were married January 14, 1896 and a month later he deserted his wife and has since failed to provide for her.
  • 11 Mar 1898 Daniel G. Ferguson was granted a divorce yesterday from Electa Ferguson.
  • 11 Mar 1898 Ida E. Hunt filed for divorce from Charles E. Hunt in superior court.
  • 13 Mar 1898 A suit for divorce was yesterday filed in circuit court by Florence Hill against Charles A. Hill. The defendant in the suit is the man who was for a number of years engaged in the music and piano business in this city and who is said to be living at Wabash at present. It is alleged by the plaintiff that she was deserted.
  • 15 Mar 1898 Mr. Lageman vs. Ella Lageman filed for divorce in superior court.
  • 15 Mar 1898 Justice McCormick, of Monroeville, is nothing if not progressive. He has taken the initiative in the rights of justices of the peace by trying a divorce suit. Recently Mrs. Luther Taylor appeared before the justice and told him a tale of woe. She told of how she could not live with her husband in peace and asked for a divorce. Justice McCormick was not sure of his ground so he told the couple that they had better divide their worldly possessions and live apart. They took the advice and separated. This state of affairs existed only a short time and Mr. and Mrs. Taylor decided that marriage was not a failure. They moved to the same house and the action on part of the justice, which was the first of the kind in a justice shop in this county was of no avail.
  • 16 Mar 1898 Mary Perkins was yesterday granted a divorce in circuit court from Lafayette B. Perkins. Failure to provide was the ground on which the action was brought.
  • 19 Mar 1898 Ella P. Kuntz was granted a divorce from Franklin B. Kuntz. She received custody of the child and $8 a month for the next four years for support of the child.
  • 19 Mar 1898 A divorce was granted to Catherine Howley from Martin Howley who is serving a life sentence for murdering his mother.
  • 19 Mar 1898 The divorce suit brought by Mary Ryan against her husband has been stricken from the docket of the superior court.
  • 22 Mar 1898 A reply to the editor of the Gazette: Will you permit me to reply to an article published in your paper on March 15 headed "Justice Takes Big Steps". Now, to get the matter straight before your readers let me say that Mrs. Luther Taylor did appear before this court and swear out the necessary papers to entitle her to a writ of attachment for certain household goods that her husband was in the act of carting out of the state. The writ was delivered to Constable A. M. Brown for service and he in company with the plaintiff, Mrs. Emma Taylor, proceeded to the Taylor home where it is said they made an even divide of their earthly goods. This is as near as the court came to a divorce suit. Your reporter either was misinformed or he could not tell the difference between a divorce suit and a writ of attachment.
  • 22 Mar 1898 A divorce was yesterday granted to Bertha Krull from Bernard Krull in the superior court. She was also given the custody of their one child.
  • 23 Mar 1898 A divorce was granted yesterday to Mamie Korhn from William F. Korhn in the circuit court. It was charged in the bill that the plaintiff was abandoned three days after her marriage to the defendant. The couple was married on January 4 of last year.
  • 23 Mar 1898 Sarah B. Jones was granted a divorce from David W. Jones in superior court. The bill was filed in the afternoon and within 15 minutes after, the divorce was granted making one of the fastest records for this county.
  • 23 Mar 1898 Addie Trautner has been granted a divorce from Frederick J. Trautner in superior court. A cross complaint was filed by the plaintiff but before the trial was withdrawn.
  • 25 Mar 1898 A suit for divorce was yesterday filed in circuit court by John M. Thiebolt against Laura L. Thiebolt. The defendant treated the plaintiff in a cruel and shameful manner and called him bad names. Suit says "vile and vicious names to wit: chipper chaser".
  • 26 Mar 1898 In the divorce suit of George W. Mason against Jennie Mason, a divorce was yesterday granted to the defendant on a cross complaint. It was alleged in the cross complaint that the plaintiff in the suit has deserted and neglected the defendant and had been cruel to her. It was stated in the bill that during their married life the husband had given his wife only $8. Mrs. Mason was given the decree and the right to resume her maiden name, that of Jennie Angevine.
  • 27 Mar 1898 Florence E. Hill was granted a divorce from C. A. Hill. He deserted her and lives in Wabash and is a piano tuner. He was formerly in the business in this city.
  • 29 Mar 1898 Mary Bellamy vs. John J. Bellamy on charges of cruelty, uses vile language and threatened her a number of times with personal violence.
  • 30 Mar 1898 A suit for divorce was yesterday filed in the superior court by Allison Rudisill against Sarah Rudisill. The couple were married in 1878 and separated last January. It is charged in the complaint that the defendant was guilty of extreme cruel treatment. That the plaintiff is a mute and at different times the wife said she was sorry that she had married him and that she had not gotten a man. It is added that at one time Mrs. Rudisill had a big stick of fire wood in her hands and had threatened to kill the plaintiff. That on other occasions she pulled part of his whiskers out and had treated him in other shameful ways.

  • 5 Apr 1898 Mrs. Catherine Romy has applied for divorce from Robert R. Romy. It is stated in the bill that the defendant, at different times, was guilty of gross acts of cruelty and at one time he threatened to kill her. Some weeks ago a suit was filed by Mrs. Romy but in a short time was withdrawn.
  • 6 Apr 1898 Elizabeth Welmar filed for divorce in superior court against her husband James A. Welmar, on charges of cruelty.
  • 6 Apr 1898 Maria Johnson yesterday was granted a divorce from Frank O. Johnson in superior court as was Herman A. Miller from Ida Miller.
  • 6 Apr 1898 In the divorce suit of Catherine Romy against Robert L. Romy, the defendant has asked for a change of venue.
  • 7 Apr 1898 Mahala Taylor vs. William C. Taylor, divorce on charges of cruelty.
  • 9 Apr 1898 A divorce was sued for in superior court yesterday by Harriett Robinson who wants to be separated from Jacob Carey Robinson. He was sentenced to prison some time ago of the charge of forgery and is now serving a five year term.
  • 9 Apr 1898 A divorce was yesterday granted to Mary Bellamy from John J. Bellamy on grounds of cruelty. Some years ago the couple was divorced but after living apart a short time were again married. The woman stated that she would not try it again.
  • 14 Apr 1898 A divorce was yesterday granted to Allison Rudisill from Sarah Rudisill in superior court on charges of desertion.
  • 14 Apr 1898 A suit for divorce was yesterday filed in circuit court by Jemmia Buchet against Henry Buchet. The complaint stated that the couple was married in 1890 and lived together until August. The man is charged with desertion and failure to provide.
  • 19 Apr 1898 Lydia McCrory filed for divorce in superior court against her husband George McCrory on grounds of failure to provide and abandonment.
  • 19 Apr 1898 R. L. Romy divorce withdrawn.
  • 20 Apr 1898 Elizabeth L. Jackson vs. Anthony Jackson, asking for alimony.
  • 20 Apr 1898 Divorce was granted yesterday to Elizabeth Welmar against James A. Welmar. The suit was brought by the wife on grounds that she had joined a religious organization which believed that matrimony is a sin.
  • 22 Apr 1898 Judge Dawson has granted a new trial in the divorce suit of Menzer vs. Menzer. The case was tried in superior court some time ago and was one of the most hotly contested trials in the county for years.
  • 23 Apr 1898 A divorce was granted to Carrie T. Stierheim from Frank Stierheim yesterday. She was given custody of the child.
  • 23 Apr 1898 Eli Larimore filed for divorce from Anna Larimore.
  • 26 Apr 1898 In superior court yesterday a divorce was granted to Grace Granger from Claude Granger. The ground on which the action was brought was failure to provide .
  • 26 Apr 1898 Anna Lafever filed for divorce from John Lafever.

  • 1 May 1898 In superior court a divorce was granted to Harriet Robinson from Carey Robinson. The defendant was recently sentenced to prison for forgery.
  • 2 May 1898 Two divorce suits were filed in circuit court yesterday. Emma Panne has brought action against H. C. Panne on the charge of failure to provide. The other suit was filed by Fred C. Meyers against Caroline Meyers. The charge in this suit is that of desertion.
  • 5 May 1898 Frederick H. Gresham vs. Carrie Gresham, divorce filed in circuit court.
  • 6 May 1898 A suit for divorce has been filed in circuit court by Bessie Wright from Leonard Wright.
  • 7 May 1898 Henry Lageman vs. Ella Lageman, divorce.
  • 7 May 1898 Mary Masscias vs. Joseph Masscias, divorce on charges of neglect and failure to provide.
  • 7 May 1898 Elizabeth L. Jackson was granted a divorce from A. A. Jackson. She was given custody of the children and $600 alimony.
  • 10 May 1898 A suit for divorce has been filed in circuit court by Mary Jansen against her husband Herman Jansen. Cruelty is the charge on which the suit is brought. Jansen is the man who was arrested last week for going to the home of his wife and breaking up the furniture.
  • 11 May 1898 Anna Leferee was yesterday granted a divorce from John Leferee.
  • 14 May 1898 A divorce was yesterday granted to Germaine Buchet from Henry Buchet in superior court. The woman was also given custody of their three children.
  • 15 May 1898 In the circuit court Cora Swaidner was yesterday given a divorce from Joseph Swaidner. She was given custody of one of the children and a grandfather of the other was given the care of it.
  • 20 May 1898 Mary A. Stegall yesterday filed a suit for divorce in superior court against Leander Stegall. She states in her bill that they were married in 1870 and lived together until a short time ago when his actions became so cruel that she could no longer live with him in peace. It is further charged that he accused her of infidelity and used obscene language to her in the presence of their children.
  • 22 May 1898 Maggie Hale filed for divorce against William Hale on grounds of failure to provide.
  • 24 May 1898 A divorce was granted to Essie Wright from Isaac Wright, on grounds of drunkenness and failure to provide. She got custody of the child and $4 per month support for the little one.
  • 26 May 1898 A suit for divorce was yesterday filed in superior court by Maggie G. Hunt against Lindon R. Hunt, the charges are cruelty and non-support.
  • 27 May 1898 In the circuit court a divorce was yesterday granted to Fred Gresham from Carrie Gresham.
  • 27 May 1898 Ethel Bittinger secured a divorce from Lawrence Bittinger in superior court. She was also given the custody of the children and the father was ordered to pay $20 per month for the support of them.
  • 28 May 1898 Viva L. Hathaway vs. James S. Hathaway, divorce.
  • 28 May 1898 Paul H. Lauer vs. Clara Lauer, divorce.

  • 1 Jun 1898 Margaret Hibbler yesterday filed suit for divorce in circuit court against Barnard Hibbler. It is stated in the bill that ever since the marriage of the couple the husband failed to make the proper provisions for the care of her children by a first marriage or for her living. It is further charged that the plaintiff is an invalid having been stricken with paralysis two years ago, that the defendant has refused to provide her with a doctor and the proper care. She asks $1200 alimony.
  • 7 Jun 1898 Gussie Black filed for divorce from Joseph Black charging failure to provide.
  • 8 Jun 1898 In circuit court, Judge O'Rourke granted Berthena Wallenmath a divorce from William F. C. Wallenmath. She was given custody of their three children and the husband was ordered to pay $10 per month for the support of the little ones until the court makes further orders.
  • 8 Jun 1898 Judge Roby granted a divorce to Sophia Keyser from William Keyser and the plaintiff was also given the custody of one child.
  • 8 Jun 1898 Ida Johnson has filed a suit for divorce from Ezra Johnson.
  • 11 Jun 1898 Fred Meyers against Caroline Meyers, divorce.
  • 11 Jun 1898 Judge O'Rourke yesterday refused to grant a divorce to John Thiebolt from Laura Thiebolt. The charges were cruelty. The evidence was not sufficient to warrant a separation.
  • 11 Jun 1898 Elizabeth Jacobs filed suit for divorce from John Jacobs in superior court. She is asking $1000 alimony.
  • 12 Jun 1898 The Meyers divorce case came to an end yesterday. The Judge decided that the evidence wasn't strong enough to warrant the court to grant a divorce.
  • 14 Jun 1898 A suit for divorce with decidedly sensational trimmings was filed in circuit court yesterday by Nora A. Crawford against Harvey Crawford. It is alleged in the complaint that the husband has on a number of occasions choked the plaintiff and threatened to kill her with an ax and cut her head off with a razor. It is also claimed that Crawford beat his wife with a horse whip and threatened her cruelly in other ways. The couple were married in 1892 and have two children. Mrs. Crawford asks for custody of the little ones and wants $500 alimony.
  • 15 Jun 1898 Hester E. Ward yesterday brought suit against Marion S. Ward for divorce. In the complaint it is charged that the defendant has wrongfully charged the plaintiff with infidelity and has treated her in cruel ways on a number of occasions.
  • 15 Jun 1898 Jennie C. Rowe vs. Oscar J. Rowe, filed for divorce.
  • 18 Jun 1898 A suit for divorce was yesterday filed in superior court by Cornelia Hill against Edward C. Hill on the grounds of desertion and cruel treatment. Alimony to the amount of $500 is also asked for. Hill is the man who was employed as an engineer at the central engine house and who disappeared while his wife was visiting her sister in Chicago. He drew $5,000 out of a building & loan association before he went.
  • 22 Jun 1898 Ora Shannon yesterday filed suit for divorce in Superior court from May Shannon. The defendant was divorced from her husband only a short time ago.
  • 23 Jun 1898 In superior court, William Lohmeyer filed for divorce from Bertha Lohmeyer on charges of infidelity.
  • 23 Jun 1898 Fred Meyer vs. Caroline Meyer, divorce.
  • 24 Jun 1898 Elizabeth Zepp had filed suit for divorce from William Zepp. She charges desertion and failure to provide.
  • 25 Jun 1898 Emma Panner against Henry Panner and a decree was granted to the plaintiff.
  • 25 Jun 1898 The second case was that of Lydia McCrory against George McCrory, a former policeman. The former patrolman was guilty of extreme cruelty and beat and choked his wife.
  • 26 Jun 1898 The McCrory divorce case was continued in superior court until next week.
  • 26 Jun 1898 In circuit court, Seenors Harring filed for divorce from Katy A. Harring.
  • 28 Jun 1898 Clara E. Kerns filed a complaint against John H. Kerns and the case was at once taken into the courtroom and in less than half an hour the woman was free from her matrimonial bonds. Cruelty and desertion were the grounds on which the complaint was filed.
  • 28 Jun 1898 Eugene Jamieson was granted a divorce from Emily Jamieson. Desertion was the cause of the unhappiness.
  • 28 Jun 1898 Augusta Dyke Fisher filed a suit for divorce against Hugh F. Fisher. A number of complaints are made, they being cruelty, failure to provide and desertion.
  • 29 Jun 1898 Two more divorce suits filed in superior court yesterday. Alois Derig against Otillie Derig, desertion. Ella Burdick wants a divorce from Willard Burdick on grounds of cruelty.
  • 29 Jun 1898 Nora A. Crawford was granted a divorce from Harvey Crawford. She was given custody of the children.

Fort Wayne Daily News (July through December)


  • 6 Jul 1898 Lageman divorce case, refused to grant to either party.
  • 6 Jul 1898 William Lohmeyer was granted a divorce from Bertha Lohmeyer.
  • 6 Jul 1898 Ursala King has begun divorce proceedings in superior court against William King on grounds of failure to provide.
  • 7 Jul 1898 The Jacobs divorce case was yesterday continued in superior court. In the same court the case of Allison Rudisill vs. Sarah Rudisill was heard. The plaintiff asked for a divorce and a cross-complaint was filed by the defendant. She was given a divorce and the custody of the children.
  • 9 Jul 1898 Some time ago, a suit for divorce was filed against Henry Lageman by his wife. The case came up for trial in superior court several days ago and Judge Dawson refused to grant either party a divorce. Yesterday, Lageman was arrested on a warrant from the court of Justice Bullerman on complaint of Mrs. Lageman. The husband is charged with wife desertion.
  • 10 Jul 1898 A divorce was yesterday granted in superior court to Elizabeth Jacobs from John Jacobs. Mrs. Jacobs was also given custody of three children.
  • 12 Jul 1898 The Meyers divorce suit will come up for a second hearing on Friday of this week. The Meyer's suit is the one which has been tried once and in which the Judge Dawson refused to grant a divorce to either party. Since then the suit had been filed again by Fred Meyer's on the strength that he has secured new evidence against his wife.
  • 12 Jul 1898 Augusta Dyke Fisher was yesterday granted a divorce in superior court from Hugh Fisher. She was given the permission to assume her maiden name and given $200 alimony.
  • 14 Jul 1898 Superior court, a new suit filed by Milo L. George vs. Jennie M. George for divorce.
  • 21 Jul 1898 Joseph Namme vs. Anna Namme, divorce.
  • 29 Jul 1898 The Shannon divorce suit was postponed in superior court yesterday until Saturday.
  • 29 Jul 1898 Minnie Stapleton has brought a suit for divorce against George Stapleton.
  • 29 Jul 1898 Mary Gearhardt has been granted a divorce from William Gearhardt.
  • 30 Jul 1898 In the divorce suit of Joseph Neumer against Anna Neumer, a divorce was yesterday granted to the defendant on a cross complaint.
  • 31 Jul 1898 The Meyers divorce case which came up the second time in Superior court has been settled by a divorce being granted to the husband.

  • 4 Aug 1898 Emily Kapp files suit for divorce in the circuit court from Louis Kapp.
  • 8 Aug 1898 Jesse McClaren sues in superior court for a divorce from Elizabeth McClaren. The latter recently had her husband in court for wife desertion.
  • 18 Aug 1898 The divorce suit of Emily Kopp against her husband has been dismissed. A settlement of all difficulties has been made and they will take up married life where they left off.
  • 18 Aug 1898 The divorce suit of Mary against Theodore Bates will be called tomorrow in superior court. A large number of witnesses have been subpoenaed and the trial will be sensational.
  • 18 Aug 1898 Charles E. Brandon sues for a divorce from Anna Brandon and makes a charge of abandonment.
  • 20 Aug 1898 Judge Dawson continued the hearing of the Bates divorce case until next Friday afternoon.
  • 23 Aug 1898 Jennie Hibbler sues Anthony Hibbler for divorce on grounds of cruelty.
  • 25 Aug 1898 Judge Dawson today granted a divorce to Mrs. Mary Bates from Theodore Bates. The husband fined not long ago for assaulting his wife.
  • 25 Aug 1898 Mrs. Elizabeth Schroeder has through her attorneys filed suit for divorce from Louis C. Schroeder. She alleges that he drove her out into the cold in winter time and that he abuses her by calling her vile names and in other ways. She asks $500 alimony. The couple have been married since 1885 and have four children of which she asks custody.
  • 25 Aug 1898 Hattie Galloway has filed suit for divorce from her husband, John W. Galloway. She asks $5000 alimony. The attorney in the case has withdrawn the complaint from file.
  • 25 Aug 1898 Jennie V. Smith has filed suit for divorce from George W. Smith. She asks $500 alimony. The charges are unfaithfulness and a young woman of respectable family is named as co-respondent.
  • 30 Aug 1898 Mary Shuster sues for divorce from Francis W. Shuster and Judge Morris issued a restraining order to Mike Wickliffe enjoining him from paying Shuster his salary until the settlement of the suit.

  • 7 Sep 1898 Mrs. Lily Ohnhaus asks for a divorce from her husband, Louis Ohnhaus.
  • 11 Sep 1898 A very sensational case was brought in superior court today by the filing of a motion in the old divorce case of McQuillan against McQuillan, which was granted in 1893.
  • 12 Sep 1898 This morning in superior court Judge Dawson rendered a decision in the McCrary divorce suit, refusing to grant a divorce to either party. The reason given was that both parties are equally in fault there can be no separation.
  • 13 Sep 1898 The divorce suit of Jane Corneille against Louis Corneille was dismissed yesterday by Judge Dawson, death having effected the separation.
  • 13 Sep 1898 Josephine Thorn sues for a divorce from William T. Thorn.
  • 13 Sep 1898 Ella May Armhold was divorced from William Armhold, an inmate of the state prison.
  • 14 Sep 1898 A very sensational case was brought in superior court today by the filing of a motion in the old divorce case of McQuillan against McQuillan, which was granted in 1893. (Very long story.)
  • 15 Sep 1898 Judge O'Rourke decreed to Lillie May Ohnhaus a divorce from Louis Ohnhaus and she was restored to her maiden name, Lillie May Diehl.
  • 17 Sep 1898 Judge Dawson has cited Francis Schuster to appear before him to answer to a charge of contempt of court. Some time ago Mr. Schuster was granted a divorce from his wife, Mary Schuster, at which time the court decreed that he should pay her $50 alimony. This has not been done and the court will take steps to force payment and punishment for the neglect.
  • 19 Sep 1898 Mary M. Bercot was yesterday granted a divorce from Felix Bercot in the circuit court. She was also given custody of the two children, aged respectively 7 and 4 years. She was also given $500 alimony and the husband was ordered to pay $5 a month toward the support of the children.
  • 19 Sep 1898 Mrs. Lulu Smith, wife of Hiram Smith….He filed suit.
  • 21 Sep 1898 Jennie C. Rowe was granted a divorce from Oscar J. Rowe in the superior court.
  • 21 Sep 1898 Ernest Brooks sues Alice Brooks for divorce.
  • 26 Sep 1898 Mary A. Geistdorfer sues her husband, Frederick Geistdorfer, for divorce and alimony. The defendant is the proprietor of the Driving Park Saloon. The complaint alleges that he abuses his wife and will not provide for her.
  • 26 Sep 1898 A divorce was granted by Judge O'Rourke today to David H. Hauss from his wife, Laura Hauss. Officer Hobbs was a correspondent in the case which was very sensational.

  • 3 Oct 1898 This morning in superior court, Mary Schuster was granted a divorce from Francis W. Schuster.
  • 3 Oct 1898 In superior court today, Pauline Niedermeyer applied for a divorce from Edward Niedermeyer.
  • 7 Oct 1898 Judge Dawson divorced Ora Shannon from May Shannon and gave the defendant $100 alimony.
  • 7 Oct 1898 Amelia W. Brueckner was granted a divorce from Herman Brueckner in the circuit court.
  • 10 Oct 1898 Charles Brandon was granted a divorce today from his wife, Annie Brandon.
  • 26 Oct 1898 Anna Peiper sues for a divorce from her husband, Frederick Peiper.
  • 27 Oct 1898 Mary Morton sues Harry Morton for divorce.

  • 2 Nov 1898 Sarah C. Mumford, through her attorney, files suit for divorce against her husband, Robert E. Mumford. She also demands $200 alimony. The complaint alleges that the husband has been cruel to her, severely beating her about once a month.
  • 7 Nov 1898 Judge Dawson today granted a divorce to Mrs. J. Thorn from her husband, William I. Thorn, on the charge of desertion.
  • 11 Nov 1898 Emmet Blackburn was yesterday granted a divorce from Elizabeth Blackburn by Judge Dawson.
  • 16 Nov 1898 Sarah C. Mumford was yesterday granted a divorce from Robert E. Mumford in superior court.
  • 16 Nov 1898 Peter Razet sues in superior court for a divorce from his wife, Margaret Razet. The complaint recites that they were married in 1888 and that in 1895 his wife drove him from his house and has never allowed him to return. He asks for a legal separation.
  • 23 Nov 1898 Henry R. Weldon sues Gertrude Weldon for divorce. The complaint charges cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 28 Nov 1898 This morning in superior court Judge Dawson heard the case of Isaac A. Byall against Carrie L. Byall suit for divorce. This suit has been in the court for a long time and some very sensational testimony was introduced. The judge granted the decree to the defendant and gave her permission to resume her maiden name, Tyson.
  • 29 Nov 1898 Marcus R. Johnson applies for a divorce from Ellen R. Johnson in superior court.
  • 30 Nov 1898 Judge Dawson appointed Judge John Morris to hear the Mentzer divorce case and fixed the case for trial in superior court, December 15.
  • 30 Nov 1898 Henry Thatcher has applied for divorce from Ollie Thatcher.

  • 13 Dec 1898 Lillian Ohnstead filed application for divorce from George I. Ohnstead.
  • 13 Dec 1898 The result of the filing of the divorce suit of Mrs. Eva M. Fulton against her husband, Walter Fulton, was unexpected. Mrs. Fulton was arrested late in the afternoon on a charge of assault and battery preferred by her husband. Her husband was later arrested on the same charges but unable to pay the $1 fine, spent the night in jail. Mrs. Fulton left home a week ago, taking her 9 year old girl with her. She was at the home of her sister, Mrs. Russell George, yesterday afternoon.
  • 14 Dec 1898 Walter B. Fulton who went to jail for 13 days on the charge of assault and battery on his wife, was bailed out of jail this morning by friends. His wife has applied for a divorce.
  • 17 Dec 1898 The local divorce mills are busily grinding again and two or three legal separations is not an unusual record for a day.
  • 17 Dec 1898 The parties in the sensational Mentzer divorce case have agreed that there shall be no rehearing as for the evidence is concerned.
  • 21 Dec 1898 William Kapp has entered suit for divorce from his wife, Ida Kapp. The charge is abandonment.
  • 23 Dec 1898 Genevra Johnstone Bishop, former resident, applied for divorce from Dr. Rufus W. Bishop.
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