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Divorce News and Records, Allen Co., Indiana

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1902

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette


  • 03 Jan 1902 In the case of Harrod vs Harrod, the defendant filed an application for a temporary allowance and attorney fees.
  • 06 Jan 1902 Otto Boese brings suit against his wife, Nora Boese to have their marriage contract rescinded on the ground that it was fraudulently contracted. Last September he was arrested on paternity proceedings instituted by her, and was released from jail only when he married her. He now claims that her claims of her condition at that time were untrue and that he was innocently imposed upon.
  • 07 Jan 1902 A divorce was granted to Printhia Diffenderfer from Geary Diffenderfer.
  • 08 Jan 1902 In the divorce case of Mrs. Mary S. Slater vs Isaac M. Slater, Judge Aiken granted a divorce and $1000 alimony to the wife. The testimony was very sensational.
  • 08 Jan 1902 Mrs. Ella Schroeder files proceedings for a decree of divorce and alimony from John Schroeder.
  • 15 Jan 1902 Iona C. Crish appeared in the court and asked that her marriage to Thomas B. Crish be annulled because the husband has more negro blood in his veins that the law justifies. Proof was submitted and the contract was stopped.
  • 15 Jan 1902 Alexander Hamm was granted a decree of divorce from Sophia Hamm and the custody of their children.
  • 16 Jan 1902 Judge O'Rourke granted Mary Messler a decree of divorce from Isaac Messler and $1500 alimony.
  • 17 Jan 1902 Judge Aiken granted Arthur Chrisholm a decree of divorce from Myrtle Chrisholm.
  • 20 Jan 1902 Judge Aiken granted Rosanne Farra a divorce from Francis E. Farra and $50 alimony.
  • 23 Jan 1902 Mary Null began proceedings for a decree of divorce from Geo. H. Null.
  • 23 Jan 1902 Mrs. Bicknese applied for a decree of divorce from her husband, Herbert Bicknese and Judge Aiken enjoined the husband from visiting the home or interfering with his wife until the case is heard. Mr. Bicknese went to his house and did just what he was enjoined from doing. He was committed to jail for twenty-one days for contempt.
  • 24 Jan 1902 Charles W. Boshler sues for a divorce from Clara D. Boshler.
  • 27 Jan 1902 Margaret A. Rauner was granted a divorce from George Rauner.
  • 27 Jan 1902 May Null was granted a divorce from George S. Null.
  • 28 Jan 1902 Mrs. Temperance Mary Mayeribank asks for a decree of divorce from Henry W. Mayeribank and the restoration of her maiden name, Cline. The complaint charges the husband with abandoning his wife a month after their wedding, July 26, 1899, and his where abouts is unknown.
  • 28 Jan 1902 Jesse Whitman asks for a decree of divorce from Mary Whitman.

  • 01 Feb 1902 Julia Fink sues for a divorce from Jacob Fink.
  • 07 Feb 1902 The divorce case of Mary Pillers against Wallie E. Pillers from Stcola is on trial in the superior court with, Judge James C. Branyan of Huntington presiding. The court room is crowed with a very respectable looking audience, and there was constant "rubberling" to catch the testimony for the witnesses spoke in low tone of voice. The Pillers are young people, and the drift of the story is that they are victims of jealousy, for the names of residents of Arcola dn there abouts are used as parties to card games and social calls. Mrs. Pillers is a comely lass, the husband would pass in a storm, and perhaps if Judge Branyan would take them aside for mutual confessions he could send two young hearts home as light as they were on the wedding day.
  • 09 Feb 1902 The Pillers divorce case was withdrawn from court yesterday, and settled by agreement. The wife gets possession of the girl and the father will look after the boy. Perhaps when the children begin exchanging calls the parents will be brought together again and peace restored.
  • 09 Feb 1902 Eliza Smith has filed application for a decree of divorce from Plillip B. Smith.
  • 09 Feb 1902 Jennie Slagel sues for a divorce from James Slagel.
  • 11 Feb 1902 Early yesterday morning Frank H. Chauvey, the young wagon maker, filed application for a decree of divorce from Rosetta Chauvey. Attorneys Emrick went before Judge Aiken a little later and presenting the complaint of the husband secured an order annulling the marriage contract. Mr. Chauvey was married July 27, 1901, and lived with his wife until November following. The husband declares in his sworn complaint that Mrs. Chauvey frequently struck at him and when he dodged she kicked him. He alleges that Mrs. Chauvey called him "vile and indecent names" among which was to use the terms of the complaint "a damn fool".
  • 12 Feb 1902 Jacob W. Keller files proceedings for a decree of divorce from Mary R. Keller.
  • 12 Feb 1902 Mary Buhr began action for divorce against Henry Buhr, Judge Aiken issued a decree restraining the husband from visiting or molesting his wife until the court passes upon her complaint for divorce.
  • 12 Feb 1902 Lulu Jobs was granted a decree of divorce from John Jobs because the husband deserted her three years ago.
  • 14 Feb 1902 Viola Coleman sues for a decree of divorce from Chas. M. Coleman, the custody of their children and $500 alimony.
  • 22 Feb 1902 George J. Ernsberger applies for divorce from Lucy Ernsberger.
  • 28 Feb 1902 Judge Aiken granted Mary Buhr a decree of divorce from Henry Buhr, the custody of the children and $500 alimony.

  • 01 Mar 1902 Marie Richards was granted a decree of divorce from Orian F. Richards.
  • 02 Mar 1902 The decree divorcing Wm. Reeder from Leah Reeder was entered of record in the superior court.
  • 02 Mar 1902 Mary Kopp sues for a decree of divorce from Wm. Kopp.
  • 02 Mar 1902 Marilla Coby sues for a decree of divorce from Wm. Coby and $200 alimony.
  • 02 Mar 1902 Leota M. Webster was granted a divorce from Frederick L. Webster, $350 alimony and custody of their child.
  • 06 Mar 1902 Christopher C. Moon was granted a decree of divorce from Sarah E. Moon.
  • 06 Mar 1902 Julia Fink secured a decree of divorce from Jacob Fink and $300 alimony.
  • 07 Mar 1902 Gottlieb E. Figel sues for a decree of divorce from Josephine Figel.
  • 07 Mar 1902 Charlotte Sunderland sues for a decree of divorce from John W. Sunderland. The husband is charged with calling his wife vile names and abusing her until she feared for life.
  • 08 Mar 1902 George J. Ernsberger was granted a decree of divorce from Lucy Ernsberger, and she was granted the right to use her maiden name, Lucy B. Thomas. The Ernsberger's reside at Sheldon.
  • 09 Mar 1902 Frank Bowen files proceedings for divorce from Ida May Bowen.
  • 13 Mar 1902 Judge Aiken granted to Viola F. Coleman a decree of divorce from Chas. M. Coleman, $100 alimony and custody of their children.
  • 13 Mar 1902 Mrs. Anna Dreivelbiss begins proceeding for divorce from Clarence W. Dreivelbiss. They were married October 12, 1898, in July next year they separated. The husband, was cruel, uses bad language and for two years has done nothing to support his wife and child. The court is asked to prevent the husband from drawing wages from the G.R. & I rail road until the case is heard.
  • 13 Mar 1902 Maleva Fernbaugh asks for a decree of divorce from Wm. Fernbaugh. The defendant is in jail to answer to an affidavit charging him with having made a murderous assault on Frank Ambrose, his wife's brother night before last near Arcola. The complaint alleges extreme cruelty, almost continuity during the two years of their married life, and among other things charges that within a few days after the birth of their child, now only a little over two weeks old the husband knocked her down and kicked her.
  • 19 Mar 1902 Judge Edward O'Rourke granted a decree of divorce to Annie S. Davis from John S. Davis, and restored the wife's maiden name, McFarren.
  • 20 Mar 1902 Mrs. Carrie Rosina Meyer sues for a decree of divorce from Chas. W. Meyer.
  • 21 Mar 1902 Adolph Drewitz sues for a decree of divorce from Pauline Drewitz.
  • 21 Mar 1902 A peculiar divorce suit was heard and concluded. Mrs. Jennie Slagle asked that her marriage to William Slagle be declared null and void, and it was, because her first husband, John Gray, who was supposed to be dead turned up well and hearty, ready to take his place at the head of the table.
  • 21 Mar 1902 Mary Coby was granted a decree of divorce from William Coby and the custody of their two children, with an award of $5 a month for ten years for their support.
  • 22 Mar 1902 In the divorce case of Frank Brown vs Ida May Brown, the defendant defaulted but no decision was had.
  • 24 Mar 1902 Mrs. Jennie Gray applies for a decree of divorce from John Gray, who was supposed to be dead. His wife, it will be recalled, married Mr. Slagle and the other day had the knot untied when husband No. 1 came upon the scene. Now the woman proposed to make sure of her ground and will ask the court to divorce her from Gray so she can wed Slagle again.
  • 24 Mar 1902 The divorce case of Figel vs Figel was dismissed.
  • 27 Mar 1902 Gottrich Walda began proceedings for divorce from Mary E. Walda.
  • 27 Mar 1902 Minnie Brown asks for a decree of divorce from Frank Brown.
  • 27 Mar 1902 Judge Aiken granted a decree of divorce to Mary E. Crowell from Oliver Crowell.
  • 27 Mar 1902 Maria A. Hooker was granted a decree of divorce from Walter C. Hooker.
  • 28 Mar 1902 Minnie Brown was granted a decree of divorce from George Brown.
  • 29 Mar 1902 Mrs. Mary D. Laughery begins action for a decree of divorce from Robert Laughery. The wife asks for the custody of their children and $500 alimony.
  • 29 Mar 1902 Mrs. Maleva Fernbaugh was granted a decree of divorce from William Fernbaugh, who made a murderous assault on her some time ago at their home in Lake Township. After listening to the story of the husband's cruelty, Judge O'Rourke granted the decree, gave the wife charge of their two-month old babe, $3 a month for its support and $400 alimony.

  • 01 Apr 1902 Lela Lattridge asks for a decree of divorce from Edgar Lattridge.
  • 01 Apr 1902 Myrtle Faltz sues for a divorce from George W. Faltz.
  • 01 Apr 1902 Anna DeLong sues for a decree of divorce from James DeLong.
  • 02 Apr 1902 Grace E. Blaising sues for a decree of divorce from Frederick P.Blaising and $2000 alimony.
  • 03 Apr 1902 Judge Aiken granted a order restraining Frederick P. Blaising from disposing of his property until the wife's application for divorce and alimony is heard. Mrs. Blaising asks for $1000 alimony and support for their child. Mr. Blaising is engaged in the liquor business at New Haven and the complaint charges him with beating and choking his wife and using vile and profane language.
  • 08 Apr 1902 Temporance May Majoribank vs Henry W. Majoribank, divorce was granted plaintiff and her maiden name, Temporance May Clyne restored.
  • 08 Apr 1902 James A. Weber was granted a decree of divorce from James A. Weber and the custody of one child with $5 a month for eleven years for its support.
  • 09 Apr 1902 Rena Craig has asked the superior court to rent in twain the bonds which unite her life with that of Walter D. Craig, whom she married February 21, 1898 and from whom she has received so little in the way of love, protection or support. In the complaint filed by Colerick and Thomas yesterday, it is recited that the defendant left the plaintiff and her child with nothing to support them and has absented himself since July 15, 1901. At another time he left for four months. She has been earning her support at a restaurant and the defendant is supposed to be railroading in the west, with headquarters in Denver.
  • 09 Apr 1902 Eric A. Seibert was granted a divorce from Francis M. Seibert, with custody of the two children and $10 a month alimony for six years.
  • 12 Apr 1902 Frances Hirt was granted a divorce from Wm. Hirt on the grounds of abandonment. The defendant was known as Billy Wayne and was well known as a ball player.
  • 12 Apr 1902 Mrs. Francis Jolly was granted a divorce from Lewis C. Jolly and given the custody of their child.
  • 13 Apr 1902 Saturday Judge O'Rourke made a nune pro tune entry in the case of Louisa Campbell vs. John E. Campbell, tried thirty-one years ago last December. At that time Mrs. Campbell was suing her husband for divorce. Judge Carson heard the evidence, proof of publication was had, and all the proceeding carried out excepting the signing of the decree by the judge, who had unhesitatingly granted the divorce. The matter was allowed to rest. Each of the parties went their way in peace and nothing was thought of the matter except that they were free. Saturday Mrs. Campbell, having discovered Judge Carson's omission, appeared in court and there was an entry made as of Dec. 6, 1870, which completed the missing chain in the applicant's freedom. It is doubtful if there has been such another occurrence in the state.
  • 13 Apr 1902 Twenty-five dollars was awarded Grace E. Blaising in her suit against Frederick Blaising.
  • 23 Apr 1902 Anna Johnson filed a suite in the circuit court asking for a separation from Josiah Johnson and restoration of her name Anne Scott. She alleges that she was married to Johnson on February 20 of this year and that she separated from him Monday and has not lived with him as his wife since that date. She also says he was cruel to her "in that he struck her on the hand with a chair" and used some highly pyrotechnic language in announcing the fact that he would not live with her. She was the widow of Charles J. Scott and says as such she drew a pension of $8 per month which she sacrificed on the hymeneal alter and which will stay sacrificed in so far as the government is concerned. As a parting shot she says Johnson and his son lived with her for two and a half years and are in arrears for board for that length of time. Alimony in the sum of $4000 is asked which she thinks he ought to pay because he owns a farm in Monroe County, Michigan worth $3500 and another in Pleasant township valued at $5000.
  • 23 Apr 1902 Laura Brooks against Ernest Brooks divorce granted to plaintiff and she is restored to her maiden name of Dickinson.
  • 23 Apr 1902 The divorce suit of Eliza Smith against Philip Smith in which Judge Aiken was selected as special judge has been dismissed.
  • 24 Apr 1902 Anna Dreivelbiss against Clarence V. Dreivelbiss, divorce granted to plaintiff.
  • 26 Apr 1902 Fred Blaising has been ordered to appear before Judge J. H. Aiken of superior court and show why he is not in contempt. Several days ago his wife, Grace Blaising filed a petition for a divorce and asked the custody of her child. This was granted by the court and afterward an order was entered instructing him to deliver the child to the mother. This he is said to have refused to do and the writ yesterday is intended to make him comply with the mandate of the court.
  • 27 Apr 1902 Catherine A. Anderson, alias Katie Ann Anderson, has filed a petition in the circuit court asking a divorce from Oliver Anderson. They were married in 1882, and have no children. Cruelty and failure to provide are the grounds cited in the complaint.
  • 27 Apr 1902 Fred Blaising, who was cited to appear in the superior court on contempt proceedings, told Judge Aiken he was not aware he was disobeying the order of the court in retaining possession of his child, and promised to deliver it to his wife, whereupon he was purged of complaint.
  • 30 Apr 1902 Abbie E. Fisher wants a divorce from John D. Fisher, a well-known traveling salesman. She asks $500 alimony and a restraining order to prevent him from disposing of his property.

  • 01 May 1902 Rickie Paine filed a divorce suit in the superior court against Reuben Paine and was granted a restraining order against the Electric Light company to prevent it from paying Paine wages due him. A few weeks ago the couple had an altercation at Calhoun and Main streets and both were taken to police headquarters where an affidavit was filed against the husband and he was fined $10 and cost for assault and battery. The couple have had a number of open air difficulties that culminated in the filing of the divorce suit. Paine is a night engineer at the electric light works.
  • 02 May 1902 Rose Belle Cummings filed a divorce complaint yesterday against John R. Cummings alleging failure to provide. The husband is supposed to be in Grand Rapids.
  • 02 May 1902 Mary Harrod yesterday filed a cross complaint in the suit brought against her by Mills Harrod asking for a divorce, in which she charges him with willful absence and cruelty and asks that she be granted a decree.
  • 03 May 1902 Elizabeth Hack begins action for a decree of divorce from Robert Hack
  • 03 May 1902 Joseph Golden sues for a decree of divorce from Jennie Golden and asks the custody of their child.
  • 03 May 1902 In the action of Mills Harrod for a decree of divorce from Mary Harrod evidence was heard and a decree of separation was granted to the wife on her cross complaint.
  • 04 May 1902 Rosa Cotterman began proceedings for divorce from Benjamin Cotterman.
  • 06 May 1902 Judge O'Rourke granted Emma Hess a decree of divorce from Geo. F. Hess, the custody of their child and possession of their residence and household goods.
  • 09 May 1902 Hulda Slowinski sues for a decree of divorce and $300 alimony from Henry Slowinski.
  • 10 May 1902 Abbie E. Fisher was granted a decree of divorce from John D. Fisher. Her maiden name, Abbie E. Moors was restored and the husband paid her $1000 alimony.
  • 11 May 1902 The divorce case of Carrie Meyer vs. Charles Meyer was dismissed.
  • 15 May 1902 There were indications yesterday of a settlement out of court of the divorce case of Jacob W. Keller and Mary Keller.
  • 15 May 1902 Elizabeth Hack was granted a decree of divorce from Robert Hack and she was allowed to assume her maiden name, Elizabeth Dreyer.
  • 16 May 1902 In the case of Pillars vs. Pillars, Special Judge Branyan denied a motion to modify decree, and the case was appealed to the superior court.
  • 17 May 1902 The divorce case of Jacob Keller vs. Mary R. Keller was dismissed without prejudice and the parties have settled their little differences as they should.
  • 20 May 1902 In the case of Arthur B. Chisholm vs. Myrtle B. Chisholm the order setting aside decree was vacated for want of prosecution, and the decree of divorce granted several months ago was rendered.
  • 20 May 1902 In the case of Sarah McCarty vs. Daniel McCarty, a decree of divorce was granted to the plaintiff on the grounds of desertion and failure to provide for five years and cruelty.
  • 21 May 1902 Anna Johnson was granted a decree of divorce from Josiah Johnson, $650 alimony and the restoration of her maiden name, Anna Scott.
  • 22 May 1902 Deila Ketter begins proceeding for a divorce from Pharis Keller, reiterating their inability to dwell together.
  • 22 May 1902 Grace E. Blaising was granted a decree of divorce from Frederick P. Blaising, the custody of one child held by the county for one year at a cost of $5 a month to the plaintiff for its support.
  • 23 May 1902 The case of Bertha S. Minneken vs. Henry G. Minneken was dismissed.
  • 31 May 1902 Charles W. Sandemeyer sues for a decree of divorce from Mary E. Sandemeyer.

  • 03 Jun 1902 Frank Bowen was granted a decree of divorce from Ida May Bowen.
  • 03 Jun 1902 Lela Lattridge was granted a decree of divorce from Edgar Lattridge and permitted to resume her maiden name, Lela Hightower.
  • 05 Jun 1902 Ludia Stillgus has filed a suit in the circuit court against James D. Stillgus asking for a divorce on the ground of abandonment. She Also asks for the custody of three minor children.
  • 05 Jun 1902 Anna Scott asked the court in a complaint filed yesterday, for a judgment against Josiah Johnson for $400 in payment of board due for himself and his son. The parties to the action were husband and wife, until a short time ago when Mrs. Scott brought an action and secured a divorce.
  • 07 Jun 1902 Myrtle Willard was granted a decree of divorce from Earl S. Willard and the custody of her three children and $200 for their support.
  • 07 Jun 1902 In the suit of Jacob W. Keller vs. Mary P. Keller, she was granted a divorce on her cross petition and allowed to assume her name of Mary R. Wilkinson.
  • 08 Jun 1902 Minnie E. Kelsey sues for a decree of divorce from Walter D. Kelsey.
  • 08 Jun 1902 David L. Trisch sues for a decree of divorce from Carrie Trisch and the custody of their children.
  • 08 Jun 1902 In the divorce case of Minnie B. Kelsey against Walter D. Kelsey, the husband was restrained from disposing of his property until the trail is concluded.
  • 08 Jun 1902 The divorce case of Pierce vs. Pierce was dismissed.
  • 10 Jun 1902 Regina Henkennius filed proceedings for divorce from George Henkennius, and in the afternoon Judge Aikens gave he a bill of separation and the custody of their three children.
  • 10 Jun 1902 Matilda Daman sues for a decree of divorce from Chas. D. Daman. The husband is enjoined from collecting his wages from the Western Gas Construction company, and it is enjoined from paying him until the case is heard.
  • 10 Jun 1902 In the divorce case of David L. Trisch, his wife Carrie Trisch filed a cross complaint in the superior court denying every allegation the husband make against her. She declares that he has been cruel and profane to her, that he boasted he did not love her, that he flaunted his liking for other women in her presence, that he brought home a picture of Margaret

    and hung it up in their house and threatened her if she molested it. On the wife's application, the Pennsylvania railroad is restrained from paying him wages until the divorce case is tried.
  • 10 Jun 1902 On the application of Wilhelmina Claus the husband, Max Claus was enjoined from visiting or molesting her at 1807 Gay street pending conclusion of divorce proceedings.
  • 11 Jun 1902 May Reigel was granted a decree of divorce from Henry E. Reigel and $10 a month for eleven years for the care of their child given into her custody.
  • 11 Jun 1902 Wilhelmina Claus asks for a decree of divorce from Max Claus.
  • 12 Jun 1902 Jesse Whitman was granted a decree of divorce from Mary Whitman.
  • 12 Jun 1902 Mary E. Gemmill was granted a decree of divorce from James W. Gemmill and the custody of their children.
  • 14 Jun 1902 Ruby Baldwin began action against John L. Baldwin for support and $200. The Traction company was make a party.
  • 17 Jun 1902 Augusta Webber obtained an order restraining Henry Webber from disposing of his property or annoying the plaintiff until her application for divorce is heard.
  • 19 Jun 1902 Helena Nobel began proceedings for a decree of divorce from Ernst W. Nobel.
  • 19 Jun 1902 Maria Haensch sues for a decree of divorce from August Haensch, who has been cruel, abusive and drunk.
  • 21 Aug 1902 Augusta Buhr filed an action for divorce yesterday in the superior court against Charles H. Buhr in which she asks for $8000 alimony and the custody of their daughter, who is eight years old. Mr. Buhr represented the Eighth ward in the city council for eight years and was married about ten years ago. The wife alleges in her petition that he is a drunkard and the he has frequently threatened to kill her and his child with a butcher knife. She also accused him of threatening to kill himself in her presence.
  • 22 Jun 1902 Judge Vesey presided in the circuit court at the hearing of the application of Joseph Golden for a decree of divorce from Jennie Golden. The parties have not lived pleasantly together for three years, but Judge Vesey did not deem the complaint of the husband sufficient and denied his application for divorce.
  • 25 Jun 1902 Rose Belle Cummings was granted a divorce from John R. Cummings.
  • 25 Jun 1902 Charles W. Landmeyer was granted a divorce from Mary E. Landmeyer.
  • 25 Jun 1902 The case of Ruby Baldwin against John L. Baldwin for support was dismissed.
  • 25 Jun 1902 David L. Trisch vs. Carrie Trisch was continued until next term and defendant ordered to pay $12 a month to plaintiff pending litigation.
  • 25 Jun 1902 The divorce case of Joseph Golden against Jennie Golden was dismissed.
  • 26 Jun 1902 Pauline M. Corcoran yesterday filed suit against Owen D. Corroran, the well-known South Harrison street druggist for divorce, alleging habitual drunkenness and cruelty. She asked for and was granted a restraining order to prevent him from disposing of his property. She asks alimony in the sum of $2000.
  • 26 Jun 1902 Mary A. Walters against David B. Walters dismissed
  • 26 Jun 1902 In the divorce suit of Minnie E. against Walter D. Kelsey, the defendant is ordered to pay $75 attorney fees.
  • 26 Jun 1902 Matilda Daman was granted a divorce from Charles Daman, given the custody of one child and he is ordered to pay $4 a month for the support of the child.
  • 28 Jun 1902 Minnie Elliott asks for a divorce from Frank Elliott, alleging that he has been willfully absent for more than three years, and has not contributed to her support. She also asks the custody of their child.
  • 28 Jun 1902 Maria Haensch was granted a divorce from August Haensch.
  • 29 Jun 1902 Nora E. M. Boese filed a complaint in the circuit court asking a divorce from Otto Boese and it was granted during the day together with $100 alimony. In the case of the state against Otto Boese for wife desertion was dismissed and the sheriff was ordered to discharge him from jail where he had been confined for several weeks.
  • 29 Jun 1902 Minnie Kelsey was granted a divorce from Walter Kelsey and given custody of their child.

  • 01 Jul 1902 Kittie Runyan yesterday brought suit against Ivy Runyan, asking a divorce and the custody of their child. She alleges cruelty.
  • 01 Jul 1902 Sarah LaBoub files a complaint asking a legal separation from Julien LaBoub, alleging that he has been willfully absent for two years.
  • 01 Jul 1902 In the suit of Rena Craig against Walter Craig, the defendant failed to appear.
  • 01 Jul 1902 In the suit of Nancy Lowry against Jesse Lowry, the defendant failed to appear.
  • 02 Jul 1902 Hannah W. Egg filed complaint for divorce from Charles Egg.
  • 02 Jul 1902 Frank A. Aman sues for a decree of divorce from Rose E. Aman who abandoned him.
  • 02 Jul 1902 Hanna W. Egg was granted a decree of divorce from Charles Egg in superior court.
  • 04 Jul 1902 Edwin J. Swaidner brought suit for divorce from Ella Swaidner on a general complaint of cruelty and abandonment. Mr. Swaidner is proprietor of a barber shop on South Calhoun St.
  • 04 Jul 1902 Augusta Weber was granted a divorce from Henry Weber.
  • 06 Jul 1902 John L. Baldwin sues for a decree of divorce from Ruby Baldwin.
  • 09 Jul 1902 Michael Dennis Began proceedings for a decree of divorce from Mary Dennis, asking the custody of their children. The charge is cruelty.
  • 09 Jul 1902 Mrs. Minnie Doehrmann begings proceedings for divorce from William Doehrmann. She asks $1000 alimony and the custody of their child. The husband, who keeps a saloon at 2036 Hanna street, is charged with cruelty, using vile language, striking and cuffing the plaintiff and threatening her. They were married in 1896 and separated July 3 last. The parties live at 524 E. Creighton avenue.
  • 15 Jul 1902 Chas. T. Allen filed action for divorce from Clara Allen.
  • 15 Jul 1902 Loa A. Galloway sued for a divorce from David H. Galloway.
  • 15 Jul 1902 Chas. F. Allen was granted a decree of divorce from Clara Allen.
  • 15 Jul 1902 Loa Galloway was granted a decree of divorce from David Galloway and the custody of the child.
  • 15 Jul 1902 Ruby Baldwin was ordered to appear in court and show why she should not be punished for not turning clothes and trunk over to John L. Baldwin as ordered.
  • 15 Jul 1902 A restraining order was issued in the divorce case of Minnie Doehrmann vs. William Doehrmann.
  • 15 Jul 1902 In the case of Frank A. Aman vs. Rose E. Aman, an allowance of $25 was made to the defendant.
  • 15 Jul 1902 Celia Etchey was granted a decree of divorce from Edward Etchey.
  • 16 Jul 1902 Albert L. Waters yesterday filed a divorce complaint against his wife, Florence M. asking a separation on the grounds of extreme cruelty and neglect. She had the husband arrested at Wallen last week for choking her and exhibited a number of marks on her throat that she said had been inflicted by him. At the trial she failed to sustain the charge, but trumped up another over a year old and the husband was fined $1 and costs.
  • 16 Jul 1902 Mary J. George has asked to be divorced from Eugene C. George and alleges he has failed to support her and had deserted her.
  • 16 Jul 1902 John L. Baldwin was granted a divorce from Ruby Baldwin.
  • 22 Jul 1902 The divorce case of Waters vs. Waters was dismissed.
  • 25 Jul 1902 Josephine Boehm sues for a decree of divorce from Barnett M. Boehm and possession of personal property.
  • 30 Jul 1902 Henry Smead filed proceedings for divorce from Josephine Smead.
  • 30 Jul 1902 Octavia Wambaugh began proceedings for divorce from Michael Wambaugh, asking $500 alimony.
  • 30 Jul 1902 Mary Woodworth began action for a divorce against James J. Woodworth, asking $2000 alimony.
  • 30 Jul 1902 Jennie Golden filed suit against Joseph Golden for support and the G.R. and I railroad is made a party in order to reach the husband's salary.
  • 30 Jul 1902 Jesse Stuart asks to be divorced from Jennie Stuart.
  • 30 Jul 1902 Andy A. Powell wants to be separated from Charlotte Powell.
  • 30 Jul 1902 Mary Woodworth obtained an order restraining James J. Woodworth from disposing of his property until the question of alimony is settled in the granting of a divorce.
  • 30 Jul 1902 Henry Smead was granted a decree of divorce from Josephine Smead.
  • 30 Jul 1902 Octavia Wambaugh was granted a decree of divorce from Michael Wambaugh, and the court ordered the defendant to pay $4 a month for the support of their child.
  • 30 Jul 1902 Michael Dennis was divorced from Mary Dennis and he was ordered to pay her $125 alimony.

  • 04 Aug 1902 Effie Welbaum sues for a divorce from Noah Welbaum and in the complaint alleges that her husband falsely questioned her virtue and denied the parentage of their child.
  • 06 Aug 1902 Martha R. Duber was granted a decree of divorce from Albert Duber.
  • 06 Aug 1902 Josephine Boehm was granted a decree of divorce from Barnett Boehm.
  • 11 Aug 1902 Pearl H. Lawless begins action for divorce from Miles E. Lawless.
  • 11 Aug 1902 Sarah E. Small files application for a decree of divorce from Frank Small.
  • 12 Aug 1902 Mrs. Ollie Taylor files proceedings for divorce from R. C. Taylor, who is accused of abandoning his home.
  • 14 Aug 1902 Joseph Martin applied for a divorce from Alice Martin and Judge Aiken after hearing the evidence granted a decree. The plaintiff was also awarded the custody of the child.
  • 15 Aug 1902 In the case of Frank A. Aman vs. Rose E. Aman there was judgment for divorce in favor of the defendant. Mrs. Aman was given the custody of four children and allowed $4 a month for the support of each child.
  • 15 Aug 1902 Jesse W. Stuart was granted a divorce from Jennie Stuart.
  • 15 Aug 1902 Mary Jane Crowl was granted a divorce from Louis Crowl.
  • 17 Aug 1902 Joseph Golden filed proceedings for a divorce from Jennie Golden and asked for the custody of their child. The complaint alleges that the wife has abandoned him, that she pitched his clothes out of doors, that she threatened to assault him with a hammer and take his life.
  • 23 Aug 1902 Mrs. Lena Kohlhepp sues for a decree of divorce from Morita Kohlhepp, $2000 alimony and custody of their child and provision for its support.
  • 23 Aug 1902 Eva S. Welch sues for a decree of divorce from Benj. H. Welch.
  • 23 Aug 1902 Joseph Futter filed proceedings for a decree of divorce from Anna Futter.
  • 26 Aug 1902 Gottrich Walda was granted a decree of divorce from Mary E. Walda.
  • 26 Aug 1902 The divorce case of Minnie Doehrman vs. Wm. Doehrman was dismissed.
  • 27 Aug 1902 Harvey L. Lyons sues for a decree of divorce from Mary Ellen Lyons.
  • 27 Aug 1902 Cases dismissed - Fegan vs. Fegan, Tegtmeyer vs. Tegtmeyer, Emma Lammatsch vs. Herman Lammatsch.
  • 29 Aug 1902 Hubert Habig sues for a divorce from Mary Habig, alleging cruel treatment and neglect.
  • 29 Aug 1902 Sarah LaBoub was granted a divorce from Julian LaBoub.
  • 30 Aug 1902 Bessie Railing was granted a decree of divorce from Claud Railing, and her maiden name, Bessie Nelson was restored.
  • 30 Aug 1902 The divorce case of Rosa Hosler against Edward Hosler was dismissed.
  • 30 Aug 1902 The divorce case of Donifon vs. Donifon was dismissed.

  • 04 Sep 1902 The case of Effie Welbaum vs. Noah Welbaum was dismissed.
  • 09 Sep 1902 Maggie Britton was granted a decree of divorce from Cornelius Britton, and her maiden name, Maggie Craig was restored
  • 09 Sep 1902 In the case of Anna Thompson vs. John Thompson, a restraining order was issued.
  • 10 Sep 1902 Riggie Paine begins proceedings for divorce from Reuben Paine.
  • 10 Sep 1902 Anna Thompson was granted a decree of divorce from John Thompson and her maiden name Zuber was restored. Her husband was cruel she says and abused her violently, accusing her of infidelity.
  • 10 Sep 1902 Sarah E. Miller was granted a decree of divorce from Edward Miller.
  • 11 Sep 1902 Rose N. Renier begins proceedings for a decree of divorce from Tony Renier. The parties were married August 7, 1899, but for two years the husband has failed to provide for his wife.
  • 13 Sep 1902 Minnie L. Baum sues for a decree of divorce from Chas. F. Baum, and besides she wants $300 alimony. The Nickel Plate railroad is made aparty.
  • 13 Sep 1902 Lizzie Hauschild was granted a decree of divorce from Hen Hauschild and the custody of their children.
  • 13 Sep 1902 A divorce was granted to Helen Nebel from Ernst Nebel.
  • 15 Sep 1902 Edith Koontz has filed application for a decree of divorce from George Koontz.
  • 19 Sep 1902 Moritz Kohlhepp secured an order restraining his wife from entering his premises or incurring and debt until their divorce suit is heard.
  • 20 Sep 1902 Judge Aiken granted Laura Bunyea a decree of divorce from Walter J. Bunyea, the custody of their children and $50 per month alimony.
  • 20 Sep 1902 Edwin J. Swaidner was granted a decree of divorce from Ella Swaidner.
  • 25 Sep 1902 Anna Hartzell was granted a decree of divorce from Frank Hartzell, the custody of two children and $8 a month for their support.
  • 26 Sep 1902 Sarah E. Small obtained a decree of divorce from Frank Small and the wife is allowed to resume her maiden name, Sarah E. Drewery.
  • 27 Sep 1902 Lucinda Nidlinger sues for a decree of divorce from Geo. W. Nidlilnger. The parties were married in Decatur in 1885. The husband has failed to provide for his family and has been cruel and inhuman.
  • 27 Sep 1902 Wm. F. Miller sues for a decree of divorce from Louise Miller.
  • 30 Sep 1902 Mary Eix begins proceedings for divorce from Frederick Eix.
  • 30 Sep 1902 Hubert Habig was granted a decree of divorce from Mary Habig and the defendant was given the custody of their three children, the father being required to pay $12 a month for their support until further order by the court.

  • 05 Oct 1902 Mary E. Johnson was granted a divorce from Richard M. Johnson.
  • 07 Oct 1902 Sophia Miller was granted a decree of divorce from Charles Miller, the custody of their child and $5 a month for its support.
  • 07 Oct 1902 Pearl H. Lawless was granted a decree of divorce from Miles E. Lawless and her maiden name, Pearl H. Black is restored.
  • 08 Oct 1902 Rose Brown sues for a decree of divorce from George Brown.
  • 08 Oct 1902 Laura Hess sues for a decree of divorce from John R. Hess.
  • 09 Oct 1902 Andy A. Powell was granted a divorce from Charlotte Powell.
  • 10 Oct 1902 Julia A. Norris sues for a decree of divorce from Levi R. Norris.
  • 10 Oct 1902 Elizabeth Heckler sues for a decree of divorce from Nicholas Heckler.
  • 10 Oct 1902 Emma L. Benedict sues for a decree of divorce from Wm. L. Benedict.
  • 10 Oct 1902 Frank Gilbert was granted a decree of divorce from Susie Gilbert and the custody of their children.
  • 15 Oct 1902 George Biegler was granted a decree of divorce from Lulu Biegler.
  • 15 Oct 1902 Wm. F. Miller was granted a decree of divorce from Louise Miller. The woman deserted him two years ago.
  • 16 Oct 1902 At the request of his wife and daughter, William L. Benedict was restrained by Judge O'Rourke from visiting or annoying them until the pending divorce case is heard.
  • 16 Oct 1902 Charlotte Sunderland dismissed her complaint for divorce against John W. Sunderland and paid the costs in the superior court.
  • 17 Oct 1902 Cecelia Yoquelet applies for a decree of divorce from Louis L. Yoquelet. The husband, according to the complaint accuses his wife of being too intimate with other men and called her vile names.
  • 21 Oct. 1902 Judge Aiken granted to Cecelia Yoquelet a decree of divorce from Louis J. Yoquelet and the custody of their children.
  • 21 Oct 1902 Martha Rohrer was divorced from Pehnna H. Rohrer and her maiden name, Martha Lansing was restored.
  • 24 Oct 1902 The decree divorcing Joseph Golden from Jennie Golden was entered. The wife is given $100 and $10 a month for the support of their children for three years, and $12.50 a month for the next ten years.
  • 29 Oct 1902 May Reed was granted a decree of divorce from Ed. H. Reed.
  • 29 Oct 1902 Joseph Futter was granted a decree of divorce from Annie Futter.
  • 29 Oct 1902 Mary Woodworth was granted a decree of divorce from James J. Woodworth, the custody of their children and $25 a month for their support.

  • 04 Nov 1902 Minnie M. Marquardt began proceedings for a divorce from Frederick N. Marquardt, and the wife obtained a decree of court restraining the husband from disposing of his property until the case is tried and determined.
  • 04 Nov 1902 Maris Rose began proceedings against Mathias Rose for support. The parties were married in Chicago in 1900 and lived together until August 15 last, when the defendant abandoned her, she alleges. Mrs. Rose says the farm of her husband's in Adams township, is worth $13,000. She wants her share of the estate for support. She is at present residing with her son-in-law, John Siler in Adams township.
  • 04 Nov 1902 Judge O'Rourke granted to Rose N. Renier a divorce from Tony Renier and restored her maiden name, Rose N. Schalk.
  • 06 Nov 1902 Charlotte Sunderland sues for a decree of divorce from John W. Sunderland. They were married in 1888 and separated in September 1902. The complaint alleges cruel treatment, drunkenness and gambling as a propensity on the part of the husband to annoy and abuse the plaintiff. She asks that he be restrained from visiting the house.
  • 06 Nov 1902 Moritz Kohlhepp was given a divorce from Lena Kohlhepp on his cross complaint. The court awarded him the custody of the three children and gave Mrs. Kohlhepp $400 alimony.
  • 08 Nov 1902 Judge O'Rourke granted Mrs. Emma L. Benedict a decree of divorce from William L. Benedict and the custody of their child as well. Mr. Benedict is a saloon keeper on Forest street, and the court room was crowded with people anxious to hear the story of their troubles.
  • 11 Nov 1902 Rickie Paine was granted a decree of divorce from Reuben Paine.
  • 11 Nov 1902 Mary J. George obtained a decree of divorce from Eugene C. George.
  • 12 Nov 1902 Eliza Swinney obtained a divorce from Alexander Swinney.
  • 12 Nov 1902 Henry Hauschild was ordered to appear in court for contempt in not providing for the support of his child as provided in former decree.
  • 16 Nov 1902 Henrika Fuhrman sues for a divorce from John Fuhrman, and the complaint asks that she be allowed alimony. They were married in 1898 and a year later the plaintiff alleges her husband deserted her and they have not lived together since. The defendant is a well-known farmer and has a $4000 farm in Wayne township.
  • 16 Nov 1902 In the divorce suit of Hathaway vs. Hathaway, a restraining order was issued prohibiting the defendant from disposing of any of his property or to visit or molest the plaintiff during the pendency of the suit.
  • 18 Nov 1902 Angelo Frank Casso, the fruit dealer and musician applied for a decree of divorce Monday afternoon and in the complaint the husband makes serious charges against the wife. He alleges Mrs. Casso resorted wine rooms with other men and when he encountred her in the society of a stranger at one time she scolded him for being too particular. Her temper, Mr. Casso says is violent and she is credited with living a bad life in Ohio, according to a letter he received from one of her friends which fell into his hands. The parties were married December 29, 1901, and separated October 5th last.
  • 18 Nov 1902 Mrs. Blanche Joost applied for a divorce from Prof. Albert J. Joost. They were married March 6, 1890 and separated November 3rd last. Mrs. Joost declares that her husband grew to hate her, that he shook his fists in her face and used violent language to express his dislike of her. He would not bear any of the relations of husband, would not sit in the same room with her, and generally made himself disagreeable. Mrs. Joost says that a daughter, now six years old was born to them, and as the father has property worth $6000 she asked that the court provide for her.
  • 18 Nov 1902 Effie Welbaum was granted a decree of divorce from Noah Welhaum and the custody of three children.
  • 18 Nov 1902 Judge Heaton granted Blanche Joost a decree of divorce from Albert J. Joost, the custody of their child and $10 a month for ten years for its support and education.
  • 18 Nov 1902 Eva S. Welch was granted a decree of divorce from Benjamin H. Welch.
  • 18 Nov 1902 In former divorce proceedings, Flora B. France was given custody of her children, but this order was revoked and the children pass to the care of their father, Phillip L. France.
  • 19 Nov 1902 Melissa E. Martin asks for a decree of divorce from Frank J. Martin and $500 alimony. They were married in 1896 and separated last August.
  • 19 Nov 1902 Judge Heaton granted Charlotte Sunderland a decree of divorce from John Sunderland.
  • 19 Nov 1902 It is not the elder Frank Casso and his wife who are involved in divorce proceedings. They live by harmony and in harmony. Mr. Casso plays the harp.
  • 20 Nov 1902 Adeline Manet sues for a divorce from Edward Manet.
  • 20 Nov 1902 Emma C. Hilker was granted a divorce from William F. Hilker.
  • 25 Nov 1902 Nora M. Ertel sues for a decree of divorce from John Ertel. The husband is charged with assaulting the plaintiff, calling her vile names and associating with immoral women.
  • 25 Nov 1902 Judge Heaton granted a decree of divorce to Elizabeth J. Stirling from Joseph Stirling . Jis wife get the custody of their children and $6 a month for their support.
  • 26 Nov 1902 The case of Samantha Horn vs. George A. Horn was dismissed.

  • 01 Dec 1902 Judge Heaton granted to Minnie M. Marquardt a decree of divorce from Frederick N. Marquardt, and the custody of their children. The parties reside in Monroe township.
  • 01 Dec 1902 Daisy E. Kinsey sues for a decree of divorce from Franklin M. Kinsey and $500 alimony.
  • 01 Dec 1902 Franklin M. Kinsey was restrained from selling or disposing of any of his property until his wife's application for divorce and alimony is heard.
  • 01 Dec 1902 The divorce case of Nora Ertle vs. John Ertle was withdrawn and dismissed.
  • 02 Dec 1902 Judge Heaton granted a decree of divorce to Melissa E. Martin from Frank J. Martin, the custody of their daughter and $6 a month for her maintenance.
  • 04 Dec 1902 Judge Heaton granted Ollie Taylor a decree of divorce from Robert G. Taylor. The parties are colored.
  • 04 Dec 1902 On the application of his wife, William H Bowman is restrained from drawing his wages as an employee of the Pennsylvania company until her pending application for divorce is disposed of.
  • 09 Dec 1902 William E. Slater was granted a decree of divorce from Clara J. Slater.
  • 10 Dec 1902 Amelia Snyder sues for a decree of divorce from Jeremiah Snyder.
  • 12 Dec 1902 Frederick Jones applies for a decree of divorce from Stella Jones.
  • 12 Dec 1902 Rose Brown was granted a decree of divorce from George Brown.
  • 12 Dec 1902 Julia A. Norris obtained a decree of divorce from Levi T. Norris.
  • 13 Dec 1902 Alfred B. Payton sues for a divorce from Mary Payton on grounds of desertion.
  • 13 Dec 1902 Adeline Manet was granted a divorce from Edward Manet.
  • 14 Dec 1902 Eliza Stephenson sues John M. Stephenson for divorce and alimony. John M. Stephenson was restrained from disposing of any of his property pending the hearing of divorce proceedings instituted by his wife, Eliza Stephenson.
  • 16 Dec 1902 Sarah Alta Quince sues for a divorce from her husband, Thomas Edward Quince. His guardian, Samuel Depew is made a confidant, as the plaintiff asks for alimony. The complaint says after plaintiff and her husband separated, the defendant was adjudged of unsound mind.
  • 17 Dec 1902 Martha M. Mintch was granted a divorce from Martin M. Mintch.
  • 18 Dec 1902 Mina L. Collins has applied for a decree of divorce from Wm. Collins.
  • 19 Dec 1902 Hiram Dunkle sues for a decree of divorce from Etta Dunkle and the custody of their children.
  • 20 Dec 1902 May Smith filed proceedings for divorce from Frank M. Smith, and the Pennsylvania company was restrained from paying him wages until the question of $500 alimony is settled.
  • 24 Dec 1902 Evan Thomas sues for a decree of divorce from Emma Thomas. He charges his wife with abandonment.
  • 24 Dec 1902 Geo. W. Shirey is restrained from disturbing his wife or disposing of his property pending divorce trial.
  • 25 Dec 1902 Mina L. Collins was granted a decree of divorce from William Collins and her maiden name, Maxwell was restored.
  • 27 Dec 1902 Wm. J. Kempf sues for a decree of divorce from Mary E. Kempf.
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