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Divorce News and Records, Allen Co., Indiana

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1899

Fort Wayne Daily Gazette (January through May)


  • 04 Jan 1899 Maribell Rager vs. Francis E. Rager, filed.
  • 06 Jan 1899 Jefferson Toler from Katherine Toler, granted. He was given custody of their only child.
  • 12 Jan 1899 A wild-eyed man appeared at the police station yesterday shortly before noon and startled officers by saying, "I murdered my wife and want to give myself up." After he was locked up he was recognized as Walter Fulton, who recently figured in the justice courts and then in the divorce court. He had been having trouble with his wife for some time and then she had him arrested for assault and battery. After that she sued him for divorce. When he stopped at the station he told the officers that he had struck his wife on the head and had broken her neck. Fulton's wife lives on East Main street and to see how much truth there was to the man's statement Superintendent Gorsline went to the place where he found the woman in good health and still in possession of an unbroken neck.
  • 14 Jan 1899 Mary E. Search, better known as Nellie Hines, was yesterday granted a divorce from William Search. The charges were cruelty and failure to provide.
  • 15 Jan 1899 Bertha M. Thorpe from Fred E. Thorpe, granted. A divorce was yesterday granted to Bertha M. Thorpe from Fred E. Thorpe. The charges were that he had not supported her for some time and that he had treated her cruelly. Thorpe is a well-known telegraph operator and for some time was engaged as chief clerk in the office of Chief Train Dispatcher Tigar, of the Pennsylvania company. About a week ago he left the city, it being said that he went to Chicago. Mrs. Thorpe was also given custody of their 3 year old child,
  • 15 Jan 1899 A request for Attorney's fees has been made in the McCausland divorce case by Mrs. McCausland.
  • 19 Jan 1899 Sarah L. Tuttle vs. F. P. Tuttle, of Columbia City, filed.
  • 26 Jan 1899 Tracy Schmidt vs. Charles Schmidt, filed.
  • 27 Jan 1899 Mrs. McCausland allowed $75 to pay attorney.
  • 27 Jan 1899 Amos Johnson vs. Bernard Johnson, filed. Seeking $500 alimony.
  • 30 Jan 1899 Maggie C. Hare from William Hare, granted. Maggie G. Hare was Saturday granted a divorce in the circuit court from William Hare. The action was begun on the charge of desertion. The woman was given the custody of their two children.
  • 30 Jan 1899 Ella Robbins vs. Edwin Robbins, filed.
  • 30 Jan 1899 Ellen Spangler, the woman who was arrested last week on the charge of bigamy, she having three husbands, was arraigned in the circuit court Saturday morning. She plead guilty to the charge and was sentenced to the county jail for three months. Spangler and Lindeman, two of the husbands, who were held as witnesses, were released.

  • 04 Feb 1899 Ida Miller vs. Simon Miller, dismissed.
  • 05 Feb 1899 Tracey Schmidt from Charles Schmidt, granted, awarded $200 alimony.
  • 07 Feb 1899 Mary Johnson was made free from Royal Johnson. She was given $300 alimony and custody of their child. He was ordered to pay $5 per month for support of the little one.
  • 07 Feb 1899 Ella Burdick was given a divorce from William Burdick. She was also given $300 alimony.
  • 16 Feb 1899 Perentha Benton vs. James Frank Benton, filed. She is 48 and he is 25. In the circuit court yesterday a divorce was granted to Parynthia L. Benton from Frank James Benton. It was alleged in the complaint that the defendant has accused the plaintiff of various things which it was claimed were not true and that he was often guilty of committing adultery.
  • 17 Feb 1899 August Sonneberg vs. Margaret Sonneberg, filed.
  • 19 Feb 1899 Parynthia L. Benton from Frank James Benton, granted.
  • 21 Feb 1899 Mary E. McQuillan vs. Thomas McQuillan. The case to put aside the McQuillan divorce suit was put on trial in the superior court yesterday before Samuel Morris, who is acting as special judge. The case was brought by Mary E. McQuillan to set aside the divorce granted Thomas McQuillan, deceased. Mrs. McQuillan contends that the divorce was secured by fraud. Mr. McQuillan married after he had secured the divorce and his second wife, Dena McQuillan and H. S. Vreeland, administrator of the estate, are defendants. Mr. McQuillan died less than a year ago.
  • 21 Feb 1899 Catherine Toler, Whose Husband Got a Divorce, Up in Arms. Catherine Toler called at the office of the county clerk yesterday afternoon and asked if a marriage license had been granted to Jefferson Toler and a woman named Weisman. It was found that none had been issued to them. When asked why she had made the inquiry she said that on December 29 Toler was granted a divorce from her and that for the past few weeks he had been living on South Lafayette street with the Weisman woman. She added that friends had told her that the couple had not been married, but it was claimed by the man and woman that they had been made husband and wife. Mrs. Toler stated also that when the divorce was granted her former husband was given custody of their 3-year-old girl, with the understanding that his mother was to have her to raise and care for. She was also given permission to see the little one. She found that the man's mother died last week, and that now the father of the girl has her with him and the Weisman woman. She said she would make an effort to gain possession of the girl, and was directed to the office of Prosecutor Doughman, whom she consulted. That official will make an investigation of the case and some developments may be made within the next few days.
  • 22 Feb 1899 Eva May Kinsey vs. Clinton Kinsey filed.
  • 23 Feb 1899 Sarah Tuttle from Franklin P. Tuttle, granted.
  • 23 Feb 1899 Charles Brooks vs. Jennie Brooks, filed.
  • 25 Feb 1899 George vs. George, divorce case dismissed yesterday.

  • 01 Mar 1899 Theresia Katzewald vs. Jacob Katzewald, filed.
  • 05 Mar 1899 Grace P. Varner vs. John D. Varner. She charges him with almost everything on the calendar of marital sins.
  • 05 Mar 1899 John Leneman vs. Ellen Leneman. A suit to annul a marriage was yesterday filed in the superior court by John Leneman against Ellen Leneman. It is claimed that the woman has another husband.
  • 08 Mar 1899 Anna Tumbleson from Walter Tumbleson, granted. Custody of one child and alimony of $100 granted.
  • 08 Mar 1899 Charles A. Davis vs. Minnie Davis, filed.
  • 14 Mar 1899 William Eickhoff vs. Doratha Eickhoff, filed.
  • 14 Mar 1899 Clara Lauer vs. Paul Lauer, filed.
  • 15 Mar 1899 Lenora Horstman yesterday filed suit in the circuit court against Ludwig Horstman et al, to set aside an ante-nuptial contract. It is stated in the complaint that the defendants are children of William Horstman by a former wife and that before the marriage of the complainant and William Hosrtman the latter presented a contract under which the plaintiff agreed not to take any of the estate as she would be entitled to under the law upon his death. Since then she has changed her mind and brings the suit to have the contract set aside. In the agreement which was signed by Mrs. Horstman, she was given a life interest in the residence property where the family lives. It is said that the estate was left by Mr. Horstman when he died last April, amounts to about $25,000.
  • 15 Mar 1899 John G. Conrady vs. Mary Conrady, filed. Suit for divorce was yesterday filed in the circuit court by John G. Conrady. It is averred that the couple was married in 1867 and that four children were born to them. The eldest is 30 years old and the youngest is 13. It is charged in the complaint that the defendant has for some time past been guilty of gross cruelty. It is added that recently while the plaintiff was confined to his room with a broken leg, the defendant would strike him on the injured limb and spit in his face.
  • 15 Mar 1899 Recently Judge O'Rourke ordered Bernard Johnson to pay his wife $30 with which she could pay an attorney to prosecute a divorce case she filed against him. This money has not yet been paid and Johnson has been cited to appear before the judge and show cause why he hasn't done it.
  • 17 Mar 1899 Clara Lauer vs. Paul Lauer, granted.
  • 19 Mar 1899 Diantha A. Ryus vs. William H. Ryus, filed. A divorce suit based on somewhat sensational grounds was filed late yesterday afternoon in the circuit court. Action is begun by Diantha A. Ryus against William H. Ryus. She alleged in the complaint that they were married December 4, 1864 in Sandusky, and that they lived together all the time. She accuses the defendant of calling her vile names and of failing to support her. She also avers that her husband accused her of infidelity and makes other charges. The couple lives at 145 East DeWald street.
  • 19 Mar 1899 Pauline Kuner from Andrew Kuner, granted. She was given custody of the child.
  • 22 Mar 1899 Emma K. Kreck vs. Alfred Kreck, filed.
  • 22 Mar 1899 The jury which heard the Heckler wife desertion case returned a verdict for the plaintiff. $275 was rendered.
  • 23 Mar 1899 Minnie J. Englert vs. George Englert, filed. She says that he treated her cruelly and was also guilty of infidelity. She names a woman known as Miss Swift as the co-respondent.
  • 27 Mar 1899 Edith Belle Guinn filed a suit for divorce from Harry Guinn. The woman had her husband arrested some time ago for desertion and was given judgment. The court granted the divorce and custody of the child.
  • 29 Mar 1899 August Sallenberg from Margaret Sallenberg, granted.
  • 29 Mar 1899 Hilli Salhini, an Assyrian woman, vs. Salia Salhini, charges desertion and non-support.

  • 06 Apr 1899 Charles Schmidt vs. Theresa Schmidt, filed. At the police court yesterday morning Charles Schmidt was before Acting Mayor Husor, charged with being drunk and disorderly and carrying concealed weapons. On Tuesday afternoon Schmidt went to the office of the county clerk and asked for a license to marry Theresa Schmidt. The people had been married before but the woman secured a divorce about three months ago on the grounds of cruel and inhuman treatment. The woman runs a saloon on Chicago street and the man is the proprietor of a place at the corner of Fairfield avenue and Hendricks street. Schmidt went to the place of business conducted by his former wife and told her that he had secured a license for their marriage. The woman was somewhat surprised as she had no intention of marrying the man again. She told him that she would not marry him again, whereby he became furious and threatened to kill her, and then blow his own brains out. He left the place saying that he would be back at 3 o'clock and would give her until then to make up her mind to marry him and if she would not consent, he would kill her and then himself. Before Schmidt returned the police were notified and Officer Pappert was stationed in the saloon and when the man came in, with the desire to marry or kill, he was promptly arrested. He pleaded guilty and was fined $1 and costs, amounting to $21. He paid $15 of the amount and put up a gold watch for the balance. The woman says she is afraid that he will carry out his threats and wants him put under bond to keep the peace.
  • 07 Apr 1899 Emma Keck vs. Alfred Keck, granted. Alimony in the sum of $300 was awared. He was ordered to pay $5 a month for support of their child of which the woman was given custody.
  • 08 Apr 1899 William Block from Sophia Block, granted.
  • 09 Apr 1899 Minnie J. Englert from George Englert, granted. $300 alimony awarded.
  • 11 Apr 1899 Malinda Cameron vs. James Cameron, filed. Asks $4000 alimony.
  • 11 Apr 1899 Geisdoerfer divorce suit postponed.
  • 12 Apr 1899 Joshua Swallow vs. Catherine Swallow.
  • 12 Apr 1899 John Leikauf from Barbara Leikauf, granted.
  • 12 Apr 1899 Wilson Kopenheaver from Sarah Kopenheaver, granted.
  • 20 Apr 1899 Joseph E. Sunderland vs. Mary E. Sunderland, filed.
  • 20 Apr 1899 Minnie V. Daily vs. Frank Daily, filed.
  • 23 Apr 1899 Elaine Delby vs. William Delby, granted. Judge Dawson gave the woman a severe lecture on early marriages. The plaintiff was only 17 years old when she married about a year ago.
  • 27 Apr 1899 Caroline Ratdke vs. Herman Ratdke. A suit for divorce was yesterday filed in the circuit court by Caroline Ratdke from Herman Ratdke. It is charged that the defendant struck the plaintiff in the head, drawing blood and rendering her unconscious. It is added that the woman lay in a pool of blood for some time. Other cruelties are charged. Mrs. Ratdke wants the custody of her children and an allowance with which to care for them.
  • 28 Apr 1899 Clara Price vs. Edward Price, filed. Clara has decided to sue her husband for divorce. He is Edward Price who was recently arrested and sent to prison for forgery of some checks. The plaintiff was formerly Grace Greenewald.
  • 29 Apr 1899 Geraldine Lane vs. E. L. Lane, filed. Geraldin Lane wants a divorce from E. L. Lane. The defendant lives in Garrett, while the plaintiff is a resident of Huntertown. The charges of failure to provide are made.
  • 29 Apr 1899 Wallace Huntsman vs. Susie E. Huntsman, filed. The charges of unfaithfulness are made in the divorce suit brought by Wallace Huntsman against Susie E. Huntsman.
  • 29 Apr 1899 Jennie Young vs. John G. Young, filed. Jennie Young does not want to live with her husband any longer for the reason that she says he is a drunkard and does not support her. Consequently she has begun divorce proceedings against him. His name is John G. Young.
  • 29 Apr 1899 Diantha Ryas from William H. Ryas, granted. The complaint was cruelty.
  • 29 Apr 1899 Margaretha Rushton from Frank Rushton, separation. The charges were those of failure to provide.
  • 29 Apr 1899 Jessie Stockman from John Stockman, granted. Domestic differences were aired yesterday in the county courts and the greater part of the business transacted by the courts was the settling of divorce cases. Judge Hench, in the superior court, granted a divorce to Jessie Stockman from John Stockman on grounds of cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 29 Apr 1899 Judge O'Rourke made Jacob Mosshammer happy by giving him a legal separation from Clara Mosshammer, who was charged with being a drunkard and easy spender of money.

  • 04 May 1899 Ida Knoder from Charles Knoder, granted. She resumes her maiden name, Ida M. Bender.
  • 05 May 1899 Benjamin Boyce vs. Elizabeth Boyce, filed. The grounds of inhuman treatment are filed. The complainant also asks for a restraining order to prevent the Hamilton National Bank allowing his wife to withdraw money which it is clained he had deposited for her. Restraining order issued.
  • 09 May 1899 Wallace Huntsman vs. Susie E. Huntsman, dismissed.
  • 09 May 1899 John Fleischmann vs. Edith Fleischmann, filed.
  • 10 May 1899 Mary Marquardt vs. Daniel Marquardt, filed; alimony $1500. Mary Marquardt has begun proceedings in the circuit court for a divorce from Daniel Marquardt. In her complaint she claims that she has been cruelly and inhumanly treated and makes some other charges. The couple have been married for two years and she alleges that during that time her husband has accused her of associating with other men, and has also struck her a number of times.
  • 10 May 1899 Jennie Young from John L. Young, granted; custody of two children to her.
  • 10 May 1899 The entire day was occupied by Judge Hench yesterday in hearing the evidence in the Geistdoerfer divoce case. A large number of witnesses were examined, all furnishing a great deal of news for the court loungers. The case will be completed this morning.
  • 14 May 1899 Sarah J. Hiser vs. Charles J. Hiser, granted on grounds of cruel and inhuman treatment. Sarah got custody of an 11 month old child.
  • 16 May 1899 Clara L. Price from Edward J. Price, granted. She was awarded $1000 in alimony; he is now serving a term in Jeffersonville for forgery.
  • 16 May 1899 Goldie Ellenwood vs. Warren Ellenwood, dismissed.
  • 17 May 1899 Mary Lauer vs. John Lauer, filed. Mary Lauer has begun proceedings in the superior court against her husband, John Lauer. Yesterday, Judge Hench granted her an order restraining the defendant from drawing any money from the Fort Wayne Trust Company, which she alleges he has on deposit at that place. The Trust company is also restrained from paying out any money to the defendant.
  • 17 May 1899 William Eickhoff from Dorothy Eickhoff, granted.
  • 23 May 1899 Edith Miller from James Miller, granted.
  • 26 May 1899 Edward B. Holmes vs. Emma Holmes, filed.
  • 26 May 1899 Ida M. Peterson vs. Charles E. Peterson, filed. Ida M. Peterson has begun suit in the superior court asking for a divorce from Charles E. Peterson. The complaint alleges failure to provide, desertion and cruel and inhuman treatment. The couple were married about nine years ago and lived together until last June, when Mrs. Peterson alleges that she was deserted by her husband who also took with him their 8-year-old child. She also asks for custody of the child.
  • 26 May 1899 Goldie Ellenwood vs. Warren Ellenwood, desertion. The case of wife desertion of Goldie Ellenwood against Warren Ellenwood has been begun in the circuit court before Judge O'Rourke and a jury. The case is brought under a new statue which renders a man liable to criminal proceedings who married to escape prosecution and afterwards deserts his wife. The defendant deserted his wife before the child was born and in no way provided for her. The evidence was all submitted yesterday afternoon and the arguments begun.
  • 30 May 1899 Mary E. Sunderland from Joseph E. Sunderland, granted. The complaint charged adultery. She was given $800 alimony.

Fort Wayne News (June)


  • 02 Jun 1899 In superior court Judge Hench is today hearing the evidence in the divorce case of Benjamin Boyce vs. Elizabeth Boyce. Some of the evidence is quite sensational and the husband and wife, both of whom are in court, are quite bitter in their expressions about each other. The case is being desperately contested.
  • 06 Jun 1899 In superior court today granted Iva E. Golden a divorce from John Golden. Mrs. Golden was allowed $300 alimony and given custody of two children. The husband was ordered to pay $2 a month for the support of the children.
  • 08 Jun 1899 Evidence heard in the divorce case of Ida M. Peterson vs. Charles E. Peterson and withheld decision until the costs are paid. The divorce will be granted as soon as the costs are settled.
  • 09 Jun 1899 In superior court this morning two divorces were granted and in each the husband was the victor. Frederick Geistdoerfer was given a legal separation from Mary Geistdoerfer. Benjamin Boyce was given a decree. Both cases occupied the attention of the judge for several days and were quite bitterly contested. In the Boyce case the divorced wife has already commenced suit for partition of property.
  • 13 Jun 1899 Katy Rear vs. Jesse Rear, filed. In the superior court Katy Rear, through her attorney, has commenced suit for divorce from Jesse Rear. The complaint alleges cruel and brutal treatment. The couple were married on June 12, 1894, and to them were born two children, Frank E., aged five years, and Florence E., aged three years. Mrs. Rear alleges that her husband has frequently assaulted her and on one occasion knocked her into insensibility and at another time dislocated her thumb. On Decoration day while they were on the street, she alleges that he struck her in the eye with his fist and caused her nose to bleed and disfigured her eye. Besides the decree of divorce Mrs. Rear asks for the custody of the two children and a monthly contribution from the husband for their support.
  • 14 Jun 1899 In superior court this afternoon, Judge Hench is hearing testimony in the divorce case of Harriet Larimore vs. Miles Harold Larimore.
  • 14 Jun 1899 Maude Kruetzer has commenced suit for divorce from Frank Kruetzer. The couple married on October 8 last and lived together until June 1st, two weeks ago. She alleges cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 16 Jun 1899 Mrs. Melinda Cameron from James Cameron, granted. She was awarded alimony in the sum of $3000. The parties are prominent at Monroeville and have several grown children.
  • 16 Jun 1899 Bailey S. Hedges has commenced suit for divorce from his wife Mary A. Hedges. He alleges cruel and inhuman treatmentin that she struck him with her fist and threatened to kill him. The complaint also alleges that she is a habitual drunkard. Plaintiff asks for custody of the children. He is an engineer on the Pennsylvania.
  • 17 Jun 1899 In the superior court Emma Guthrie has commenced proceedings for divorce from Thornton Guthrie, alleging cruel and inhuman treatment. She says the defendant was abusive, struck her and called her vile names. She was in delicate health, while he was stron and robust and depended upon her for support. He secured possession of her watch and pawned it and she is unable to find out where it is.
  • 20 Jun 1899 Through her attorney, Lonetta Foster has commenced suit for divorce from William B. Foster, alleging abandonment and failure to provide. The couple were married August 10, 1879 and lived together until November 1891. There is a son, Albert Royce Foster, aged 18, who is able to care for himself. No alimony asked.
  • 24 Jun 1899 Mrs. Florence Stafford was granted a divorce from Harrison Stafford. She was given custody of two minor children. Plaintiff alleged failure to provide and habitual drunkenness.
  • 24 Jun 1899 Maude Kreutzer vs. Frank Kreutzer, granted.
  • 27 Jun 1899 Bailey Hedges from Mary Hedges, granted. He was given custody of the minor children.
  • 29 Jun 1899 Anne J. J. Baker has made application in superior court for a divorce from Charles H. Baker.

Fort Wayne Daily Gazette (July through December)


  • 03 Jul 1899 Sarah E. Robinson vs. James Robinson, filed.
  • 06 Jul 1899 Delilah Stenger vs. George Stenger, filed.
  • 11 Jul 1899 Nellie M. Fee from Frank F. Fee, divorce granted.
  • 12 Jul 1899 William C. Willsey from Margaret Willsey, divorce granted.
  • 12 Jul 1899 Joshua Swallow from Catherine Swallow, divorce granted.
  • 15 Jul 1899 Frederick Geistdorfer vs. Mary Geistdorfer, new trial denied.
  • 15 Jul 1899 Lora A. Steager vs. John Steager, divorce filed.
  • 18 Jul 1899 Delilah Stenger from George Stenger, divorce granted.
  • 18 Jul 1899 Edward Holmes from Emma Holmes, divorce granted.
  • 21 Jul 1899 Sarah E. Robinson from Ames Robinson, divorce granted.
  • 21 Jul 1899 Edward Holmes from Emma Holmes, divorce granted.
  • 23 Jul 1899 Margaret Goebel vs. Seibert Goebel, decree of separation to husband.
  • 26 Jul 1899 Lavina Snyder vs. Christian Snyder, divorce filed.
  • 26 Jul 1899 Amelia Martha Satzke vs. Ludwig Frank Satzke, divorce filed.
  • 26 Jul 1899 Rose Mock from Edward Mock, divorce granted.

  • 01 Aug 1899 Jack J. Gruber vs. Eliza Ellen Gruber, filed.
  • 01 Aug 1899 Sophia Prange vs. Christian Prange, filed.
  • 12 Aug 1899 Mr. Threadgall vs. Mrs. Threadgall, dismissed.
  • 12 Aug 1899 Maria M. Fenwick vs. John F. Fenwick, divorce filed.
  • 16 Aug 1899 Magdalena Wilhelm vs. Henry Wilhelm, divorce filed.
  • 16 Aug 1899 Mary Roy vs. John B. Roy, divorce filed.
  • 16 Aug 1899 Carrie Futter vs. Theodore Futter, divorce filed.
  • 16 Aug 1899 Rosetta Ormiston vs. Mark Ormiston, divorce filed.
  • 17 Aug 1899 Rachel Bowser vs. John Bowser, filed.
  • 24 Aug 1899 Lena Crabill vs. Levi Crabill, divorce filed.
  • 24 Aug 1899 Josephine Heine vs. William F. Heine, divorce filed.
  • 24 Aug 1899 Georgiana Welsh vs. Alanthes Welsh, divorce filed.
  • 24 Aug 1899 Sadie E. Ellison vs. James Ellison, divorce filed.
  • 25 Aug 1899 William Graham vs. Alta Graham, filed. He asks for a divorce because she ran away with a Negro and went south.
  • 26 Aug 1899 Lavina Snyder vs. Christian Snyder, dismissed.
  • 29 Aug 1899 Rachel Bowser from John Bowser, divorce granted.
  • 29 Aug 1899 Lonetta Foster from William B. Foster, divorce granted.
  • 29 Aug 1899 Minnie Sinram vs. Frank Sinram, dismissed.
  • 29 Aug 1899 Lavina Snyder vs. Christian Snyder, dismissed.
  • 29 Aug 1899 Ella Bieber vs. William Bieber, dismissed.

  • 01 Sep 1899 William F. Osterman vs. Mary Osterman, filed.
  • 01 Sep 1899 Maria E. Johnson vs. Frank Johnson, filed. Maria E. Johnson applied for a divorce from Frank Johnson and the defendant was stopped getting at his money or wages, as Mrs. Johnson wants $500 alimony. The complaint charges the husband with habitual drunkenness. They were once before divorced but when Johnson came home from the Spanish War he promised to reform and they were married again but his promise availed not and now the wife wants a separation.
  • 03 Sep 1899 Grace Bowley vs. Edwin Bowley, filed.
  • 03 Sep 1899 Katie Farmer from William H. Farmer, granted.
  • 07 Sep 1899 Hilli Salhani from Salim Salhani, granted.
  • 10 Sep 1899 Edward W. Jeffers vs. Mollie B. Jeffers, filed.
  • 13 Sep 1899 Catherine Harring vs. Eugene Harring, filed. She asks custody of their children; complaint alleges failure to provide.
  • 14 Sep 1899 William Graham from Alta Graham, granted.
  • 14 Sep 1899 Harriet C. Scarlett vs. William H. Scarlett, filed. She accused him with habitual drunkenness and habitual abuse; he beat and maltreated her.
  • 16 Sep 1899 Seness Henning vs. Katie A. Henning, dismissed.
  • 16 Sep 1899 Daisy C. Julian from Edward T. Julian, divorce granted.
  • 22 Sep 1899 Benjamin F. Boyce vs. Elizabeth Boyce.
  • 23 Sep 1899 Amelia Martha Satzke from Frank Satzke, divorce granted, resumes maiden name, Amelia Martha Fenner.
  • 23 Sep 1899 Minnie Englert vs. George Englert, alimony.
  • 29 Sep 1899 Elizabeth Darr vs. John Darr, filed.
  • 30 Sep 1899 William F. Ostman vs. wife?

  • 03 Oct 1899 Edward W. Jeffers vs. Mollie B. Jeffers, granted.
  • 11 Oct 1899 Ella B. Coon began proceedings for divorce yesterday afternoon from Alonzo Coon, asking $1000 alimony. The case was brought before Judge O'Rourke in the afternoon and the divorce without alimony was granted. The plaintiffs maiden name of DeVilbiss was restored.
  • 12 Oct 1899 Kate G. Clayton vs. Geo. L. Clayton, divorce filed. Mrs. Kate G. Clayton yesterday filed proceedings for divorce from Geo. L. Clayton alleging abandonment and failure to provide. The complainant says that her husband is in Paris and makes no pretense of caring for his family.
  • 12 Oct 1899 Fanny Lock vs. Samuel E. Lock, divorce filed.
  • 13 Oct 1899 Mr. T. J. Logan returned last evening from Decatur where he is taking the evidence in the Mentzer divorce case, from Monreoville, which was sent to Adams County on a change of venue. Mr. Logan will return to Decatur this morning. He says it will probably take several days to try the case as the evidence is voluminous.
  • 17 Oct 1899 Martha E. Thomas vs. Chas. A. Thomas, filed.
  • 18 Oct 1899 Ernst R. Byers vs. Mary Byers, divorce filed.
  • 18 Oct 1899 Matilda Nebur vs. John Nebur, divorce filed.
  • 18 Oct 1899 John F. Reid from Eva J. Reid, divorce granted.
  • 20 Oct 1899 Jennie Roy vs. Edward Roy, divorce filed.
  • 20 Oct 1899 Julia Steadly vs. James P. Steadly, divorce filed.
  • 20 Oct 1899 Bowley vs. Bowley, evidence heard in divorce case in Superior Court.
  • 24 Oct 1899 Isabella Deleon Mannix from William T. Mannix. The complaint alleging cruelty and violent, abusive language. The parties were married in 1886 but have not lived together since January last. She was granted a decree of divorce, restoring her maiden name of Isabella Deleon Bond and giving her possession of their household goods.
  • 24 Oct 1899 Grace Bowley from Edwin Bowley, divorce granted.
  • 24 Oct 1899 Emmet E. Lesh from Everetta B. Lesh, divorce granted.
  • 26 Oct 1899 Lillian May Boseker vs. Harry Boseker, divorce filed.
  • 26 Oct 1899 Frank B. Reed vs. Mary Reed, divorce filed.
  • 26 Oct 1899 Maria M. Fenwick from John F. Fenwick, divorce granted.
  • 26 Oct 1899 Elizabeth Darr from John Darr, divorce granted.

  • 04 Nov 1899 Grace Blaising vs. Fred P. Blaising, divorce filed.
  • 09 Nov 1899 The costs were paid in the case of Grace E. Blaising vs. Fred P. Blaising and the application for divorce was yesterday dismissed.
  • 19 Nov 1899 Minerva Talmage vs. Sanford Talmage. Minerva Talmage yesterday began proceedings for a divorce from Sanford Talmage. The parties were married in 1875 and seven years later the complainant was deserted.
  • 21 Nov 1899 William S. P. Disler vs. Charlotte Disler, divorce filed.
  • 21 Nov 1899 Charlotte Disler began proceedings yesterday to recover $5000 damages from Samuel Disler and Catherine Disler, charges with alienating the affections of her husband, William Disler. The complaint alleges that the defendants have alienated the affections of the husband who has commenced proceedings for divorce. The couple were married February 24, 1894 and two children born to them are dead. Mrs. Disler, the plaintiff, alleges that they "lived happy and contented together, were always happy and pleasant until the defendants began a course of unkind treatment toward the plaintiff by wrongfully influencing and persuading her husband, their son, to misuse, abuse, and ill-treat her by countenancing and approving of the son and husband associating with other women night and day." The defendants it is alleged, talked disrespectfully of plaintiff. The husband finally persuaded the wife to visit her relatives in Ohio and immediately on her departure sold secretly all their household effects and personal property without her consent. He also commenced proceedings for divorce, swearing falsely that the wife was a non-resident, "when he well knew that she was a resident of the state of Indiana." She was abandoned and has been penniless since the abandonment. Her people are unable to support her and while she was a strong, healthy, young woman when married, the husband's neglect and hard labor for him has caused her ill health. The blame of the husband's actions is placed on his parents, who reside in Perry township, and suit for damages is therefore commenced against them.
  • 23 Nov 1899 Henry H. Herd sues for divorce from Emma Herd. He charges abandonment.
  • 28 Nov 1899 Frank D. Reed from Mary Reed, granted, but awarded the wife $900 alimony.

  • 02 Dec 1899 The injunction suit instituted in connection with Mrs. R. L. Romy's suit for divorce was called, and the hearing of evidence occupied the greater part of the afternoon. The hearing was not completed and will be resumed this morning. The personal property of Mr. and Mrs. Romy is involved, the court having issued a restraining order enjoining Mr. Romy from disposing of it.
  • 05 Dec 1899 Minnie C. Reitze, the milliner, from John B. Reitze, divorce granted.
  • 05 Dec 1899 Blanche Fuller vs. Harry D. Fuller, divorce filed.
  • 05 Dec 1899 Catherine J. McCausland vs. John W. McCausland for support.
  • 06 Dec 1899 Simeon E. Mentzer vs. Lulu B. Mentzer, divorce granted. Case moved from Allen County to Adams County.
  • 06 Dec 1899 The Mentzer Divorce Case. The Decatur Daily Journal says: Judge Heiler rendered his decision this morning in two divorce cases, which had been previously tried before him. In the case of Simeon E. Mentzer vs. Lulu B. Mentzer, which was brought from Allen county for a rehearing, a divorce was granted the defendant with alimony to the amount of $1400. The defendant was also given the care and custody of their child and the plaintiff was ordered to pay to the defendant the sum of $30 every ninety days for the support of the child until the time when it becomes of age. This case was one which was tried during the last term of court and in which much interest has been manifested. The parties in the suit are prominent people of Monroeville where the plaintiff is a practicing physician.
  • 08 Dec 1899 Effie J. Dennis yesterday began proceedings for divorce from Francis M. Dennis, charging extreme cruelty and abandonment of herself and babe.
  • 08 Dec 1899 Henry H. Herd from Emma Herd, granted and the disposition of their child is held in abeyance.
  • 09 Dec 1899 Ida J. Schaub vs. Martin Schaub. Ida J. Schaub applies for a divorce from Martin Schaub, charging that he has been extremely cruel, kicking, beating and choking her. Judge Vesey has enjoined the defendant from disposing of property until the case is heard. Colerick and Thomas are attorneys.
  • 09 Dec 1899 Mrs. Julia B. Scott appeared in court with her attorney, Mr. J. E. Graham, and asked Judge Vesey for a decree of divorce from her husband, Mr. A. L. Scott, manager of the Fort Wayne Electric Street railway system. Mrs. Scott charged that Mr. Scott had failed to provide for her for two years past and on that plea a decree of divorce was granted. Provision was made for the care and education of their daughter. Mr. Scott was not in court. He was represented by Mr. T. E. Ellison.
  • 09 Dec 1899 Minerva Talmage vs. Sanford Talmage. The next case heard was that of Minerva Talmage who asked for a divorce from Sanford Talmage. It was granted with the custody of their two children.
  • 10 Dec 1899 Mary A. Markey obtained judgment in superior court yesterday for $557.57 against George A. Markey. The finding is on a judgment for alimony in an Ohio court where Mrs. Markey obtained a divorce.
  • 12 Dec 1899 Geo. W. White vs. Sarah J. White, divorce filed.
  • 13 Dec 1899 The divorce of Schwab vs. Schwab was dismissed yesterday.
  • 15 Dec 1899 Chas. H. Woods from Effie P. Woods, divorce granted.
  • 15 Dec 1899 Martha E. Thomas from Chas. N. Thomas, divorce granted.
  • 19 Dec 1899 Ernst Byers from Minnie Byers, divorce granted.
  • 21 Dec 1899 Flora B. France sues for divorce from Phillip L. France and custody of the children and alimony.
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