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1905

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette


  • 04 Jan 1905 Evidence was heard in the case of William C. Reffelt vs. Nettie Reffelt and a decision was withheld. Reffelt is endeavoring to secure a divorce and his wife is willing that he should get if. Reffelt submitted some very ugly evidence against his wife, but beyond his word there was no proof and Judge O'Rourke may refuse to grant a decree.
  • 05 Jan 1905 Linda Brown asks for a divorce from Louis E. Brown, on the grounds of habitual drunkenness. She asks for $1,000 alimony and the custody of their two children.
  • 08 Jan 1905 Judge O'Rourke put a summary end to the Manier divorce case by halting the attorneys in the midst of the evidence and announcing that he would give neither of the parties a divorce. Mrs. Anna Manier brought suit for a divorce from Joseph Manier, alleging cruelty and habitual drunkenness. Manier filed a cross-complaint in which he charged his wife with infidelity, naming Jay Shook, a railroad man, as her friend. Both parties denied the allegations and a great deal of sensational evidence was introduced. Mrs. Kate Larimore, a sister of Mrs. Manier, was one of the witnesses, and on cross-examination admitted that she has been divorced four times and that her last husband is now living with his fifth wife. The four little children of the Maniers were in the court room, trotting complacently from father to mother. Judge O'Rourke finally grew weary of the terrible story, and interrupted a lawyer's question with the declaration that it was one of the worst cases that ever came under his observation and that he would grant a divorce to neither side. When the court made the announcement Manier was holding his youngest child, a baby, on his lap and rising, he carried it across the room and handed it to the mother without a word.
  • 11 Jan 1905 The case of Ida Belle Miller vs William L. Miller, for divorce, was dismissed.
  • 12 Jan 1905 The case of Foote vs Foote was dismissed in the superior court.
  • 12 Jan 1905 The hearing of the Wickliffe divorce case began before Judge Heaton and about forty witnesses were on have, promising a stubborn contest. Mrs. Wickliffe had given a portion of her testimony when Judge Heaton was seized with a severe headache and had to adjourn court.
  • 14 Jan 1905 Edward Bailey filed a cross-complaint in the case brought against him for a divorce by his wife, Anna May Bailey. He charges her with frequenting saloons at night with strange men, accompanying them on driving expeditions around the city, and finally with having abandoned his last January.
  • 14 Jan 1905 The court was occupied most of the day in hearing evidence in the Wickliffe divorce case, and the court room was crowded with spectators and witnesses.
  • 15 Jan 1905 The Wickliffe divorce case occupied the entire day in the superior court.
  • 15 Jan 1905 Phebe L. Franks was granted a divorce from Oren Franks in circuit court.
  • 17 Jan 1905 Myrtle E. Cameron began suit for a divorce in the superior court Monday afternoon. In her complaint, she accuses her husband of neglecting her, failing to provide her with food, clothing or habitation, and with refusing to speak to her for long periods. They were married in 1900 and separated a week ago.
  • 17 Jan 1905 In the divorce case of Anna May Bailey vs. Edward Bailey, the plaintiff asked to have the defendant's cross-complaint stricken out and the motion was sustained.
  • 17 Jan 1905 The Wickliffe divorce case is finished, so far as evidence is concerned, and a continuance was taken for the arguments.
  • 18 Jan 1905 In the case of Wickliffe vs. Wickliffe, a suit for divorce, Judge Heaton dissolved the restraining order which forbade the defendant to visit his home, Judge Heaton was of the opinion that the man contemplated no harm and should be allowed to visit his children while the case is pending. It is not improbable, that a visit to his wife may have the effect of a reconcilation, and the court had this in mind in dissolving the temporary injunction.
  • 24 Jan 1905 Arguments were begun in the Wickliffe divorce case and a continuance was taken until this morning. Friend of the parties are endeavoring to effect a reconciliation with some prospects of success. Wickliffe offered to deed his farm, which is worth $1,900, over to his wife and promises to stop drinking liquor of she will dismiss the suit.
  • 25 Jan 1905 The Wickliffe divorce case was concluded and was taken under advisement. The court make a brief address upon the merits of the case, and indicating that he would refuse to grant a decree. He said Mrs. Wickliffe failed to prove her charge that her husband was an habitual drunkard, and that both parties were about equally to blame for their domestic difficulties.
  • 25 Jan 1905 A portion of the evidence was heard in the Mellor divorce case, which was then continued.
  • 26 Jan 1905 Charlotte Boop sues for a divorce from William Boop, alleging cruel treatment.
  • 26 Jan 1905 The marriage of Minnie Mullen to Elias Mullen was annulled by Judge O'Rourke. The plaintiff claimed she was induced by relative to marry Mullen when she was only thirteen years of age and ignorant of the nature of the marriage contract. Two weeks after the ceremony her husband was declared insane and is still an inmate of the Ohio asylum in Toledo.
  • 26 Jan 1905 The Wickliffe divorce case was dismissed on motion of the plaintiff's attorney. All attemps to effect a reconciliation failed and the dismissal was merely to permit Mrs. Wickliffe to file a new complaint.
  • 29 Jan 1905 In the Biddlecome divorce case, the evidence failed to substantiate the charges made by the wife in her complaint and the case was dismissed.
  • 31 Jan 1905 Anna Sternberg makes serious charges in her complaint for a divorce from William Sternberg. She says they were married in October, 1903 and he abandoned her in May, 1904, after having failed to support her and refused to secure a physician or medicines for her when her illness was attributed to the results of his evil habits. She asks for the custody of their daughter, an infant eleven months of age.
  • 31 Jan 1905 Ida Mellor was granted a divorce from Thomas Mellor.

  • 03 Feb 1905 In asking for a divorce from his wife, Nettie, Edward Williams charges that she left him because she thought he "wasn't swift enough for her," and that she is now an inmate of a house of ill fame in Marion. They were married in April last and he abandoned her on August 1 because of her conduct. Williams has a child three years old by a former marriage and he charges that his second wife used to lock the little one in a room and leave it alone while she went visiting, or while she received male callers during her husband's absence.
  • 03 Feb 1905 In the superior court Judge Heaton granted Charles W. Arnold a divorce from Jennie Arnold, on the ground of abandonment. He was ordered to pay $5 per month into court for the support of the child, which was given to the wife.
  • 04 Feb 1905 Judge Heaton's efforts to bring about a reconcilation between Mrs. Amanda E. Wickliffe and her husband, Edmund Wickliffe have failed and yesterday afternoon the wife was granted a divorce. Last week Judge Heaton dismissed the case, in the hope that the man and woman would adjust their differences. They could not or would not get together, however, and Friday afternoon, on motion of the attorneys for both sides the dismissal was vacated and the wife was given a divorce. She was also given the custody of the children and declared the legal owner of the South Wayne property occupied by the family.
  • 08 Feb 1905 Edward Bailey filed a cross-complaint to the suit instituted against him by his wife, who wants a divorce. He meets his wife's charges with counter-charges in which he accuses her of associating with immoral men and women, visiting wine-rooms, and running the streets.
  • 09 Feb 1905 John Spangler sues for a divorce from Helen Spangler.
  • 09 Feb 1905 The case of Elizabeth Hagemann vs. Henry W. Hagemann was dismissed.
  • 14 Feb 1905 Mrs. Lillian D. Meierding applied for a divorce from Christian H. Meierding Monday and Judge Heaton, after hearing her recital of her wrongs, granted the decree and permitted her to reassume her maiden name, Beamer. She charged her husband with having beaten her and accused her of infidelity. They were married in 1900 and conducted a grocery on East Wayne street. Meierding did not appear in court, but was represented by an attorney, who made no defense. The couple divided their property between them.
  • 19 Feb 1905 Judge Heaton heard the evidence in the Albright divorce case, and took the matter under advisement. The divorce will be granted, but the Judge wants time to consider the question of alimony.
  • 21 Feb 1905 Ida M. Albright was given a divorce from Thomas Albright. The court gave the wife possession of the real estate and personal property owned by the couple and alimony in the sum of $300.
  • 23 Feb 1905 Mary A. Carpenter brought suit to have her marriage with Wesley Carpenter annulled, on the ground that he was insane when the ceremony was performed. Mrs. Carpenter was formerly a Mrs. Cummings, then married Jos Griffiths, the bootjack, and after her divorce from that well known gentleman scrumbled to the charms of Carpenter, a country stone mason. The groom was declared insane a week or two after the marriage and is now at the county poor farm.
  • 23 Feb 1905 Charles W. Arnold was granted a divorce from Jennie Arnold. The court gave the wife the custody of the minor child.
  • 23 Feb 1905 William Kyler was given a divorce from Margaret Kyler, and the court decreed the custody of the minor children to the defendant.
  • 26 Feb 1905 The divorce case of Ida S. Kanna vs. Frederick Kanna, which was once withdrawn, was redocketed and the application of the plaintiff for a restraining order was granted. The defendant is enjoined from mortgaging or otherwise incumbering his property, from molesting the plaintiff or drawing his salary from his employers.
  • 26 Feb 1905 The suit of Kaleel Farrah vs. Hassin Farrah was dismissed. The parties to the suit are Syrians, and the plaintiff, a notion merchant, accused is wife of taking his money and sending it to their native land to be used in a vandetta among their relatives.
  • 26 Feb 1905 The case of Elizabeth Pohlman vs. Christian B. Pohlman was dismissed.
  • 28 Feb 1905 Laura Brooks began action to obtain a decree of divorce from Ernest Brooks, who is charged with cruelty, with questioning her chastity and beating her.

  • 01 Mar 1905 Anna D. Futter has concluded that to live longer with her husband, William M. Futter, will endanger her life, and Tuesday afternoon she began suit for a divorce and $1,000 alimony. She married William in 1896, and charges that he has treated her cruelly, frequently beating her and finally threatening to kill her. On Monday, she alleges, the defendant's sister assaulted her and her husband helped in the whipping administered. Judge Heaton issued a restraining order forbidding Futter to visit his home. The order was given at the instance of the plaintiff's attorneys, who stated that Mrs. Futter feared her husband would kill her.
  • 02 Mar 1905 Ida S. Kanne was granted a divorce from Frederick Kanne, the court also awarding her the custody of their children.
  • 03 Mar 1905 In making application for a divorce from Mildred Cox, her husband, Ellis Cox, charges her with having left home to enter upon a life of shame, and that she is now mistress of a house of prostitution in this city. They were married in March, 1902, and she left him in November, 1903.
  • 07 Mar 1905 Mrs. Minnie Tiburtius brought suit against her husband, Paul Tiburtius, for support. She alleges that although he draws $75 per month as a draughtsman at the Western Gas Construction company, he has abandoned her, leaving her without means. Mrs. Tiburtius claims to be the daughter of Count Von Schaumburg, a German noble.
  • 08 Mar 1905 William F. Mencer began suit for divorce from Marion U. Mencer, charging abandonment.
  • 09 Mar 1905 Minnie McIntyre was given a divorce from William H. McIntyre, the cause being desertion.
  • 09 Mar 1905 Fred W. Smitley sues for a divorce from Hannah V. Smitley. The complaint was withdrawn from the files.
  • 10 Mar 1905 Mary Yobst filed proceedings for a divorce from Joseph Yobst, alleging cruel treatment, and Judge Heaton issued an order restraining the defendant from disposing of his personal property pending the trial.
  • 11 Mar 1905 Mary A. Carpenter was given a divorce from Wesley Carpenter, who was insane when the marriage was contracted.
  • 12 Mar 1905 Adaline Smith sues for a divorce from Charles Smith alleging cruel treatment and non- support.
  • 14 Mar 1905 The case of Eva Gardner vs. Charles Gardner was dismissed.
  • 14 Mar 1905 The case of Lena E. Frame vs. Harry E. Frame was dismissed.
  • 15 Mar 1905 Judge Heaton granted Annie D. Futter a divorce from William M. Futter and $500 alimony.
  • 16 Mar 1905 Mrs. Clara M. Lomas was granted a divorce from James A. Lomas yesterday within two hours of filing her complaint before Judge O'Rourke. She was also given permission to reassume her maiden name, Clara Raab. The defendant is a well-known young physician now located in Indianapolis. They were married Mar 14, 1900, and on her fifth wedding anniversary Mrs. Lomas engaged attorneys to take steps to free her from the unwelcome bonds. The complaint alleged that Dr. Lomas spent his nights down town until 4 o'clock in the morning, and that he then insisted upon sleeping until noon. He is accused of coming to his meals at irregular hours or not at all, and thereby tormenting and annoying his wife. She says he refused to accompany her anywhere, paid her no social attentions and in the end manifested a dislike and distaste for her society and companionship.
  • 17 Mar 1905 Mary Baumgart brought suit for a divorce from Max Baumgart, charging him with cruel treatment, associating with other women and excessive drinking. The court issued an order restraining Baumgart from visiting the house, disposing of any property or speaking to his wife, either on the street or elsewhere.
  • 17 Mar 1905 Sarah Jane Patterson was given a divorce from Daniel Patterson.
  • 17 Mar 1905 Hazel Seibert's case against Charles Seibert was dismissed.
  • 17 Mar 1905 The case of Jennie V. Caston vs. John E. Caston was dismissed.
  • 17 Mar 1905 The case of Ida Rank vs. Charles G. Rank was dismissed.
  • 22 Mar 1905 The divorce case of Mary Yobst vs. Joseph Yobst, began last week was dismissed. The defendant committed suicide the following day.
  • 22 Mar 1905 The divorce case of Tegler vs. Tegler was dismissed.
  • 22 Mar 1905 The divorce case of Baus vs. Baus was dismissed.
  • 22 Mar 1905 The divorce case of Lamont vs. Lamont was dismissed.
  • 22 Mar 1905 The divorce case of Shaffer vs. Shaffer was dismissed.
  • 22 Mar 1905 The divorce case of Hennings vs. Hennings was dismissed.
  • 22 Mar 1905 The divorce case of Palmer vs. Palmer was dismissed.
  • 22 Mar 1905 The divorce case of Wann vs. Wann was dismissed.
  • 22 Mar 1905 The divorce case of Soliday vs. Soliday was dismissed.
  • 22 Mar 1905 The divorce case of Tracey vs. Tracey was dismissed.
  • 22 Mar 1905 The divorce case of Watson vs. Watson was dismissed.
  • 22 Mar 1905 The divorce case of Waters vs. Waters was dismissed.
  • 22 Mar 1905 The divorce case of Anderson vs. Anderson was dismissed.
  • 22 Mar 1905 The divorce case of McKenzie vs. McKenzie was dismissed.
  • 22 Mar 1905 The divorce case of Fromuth Vs. Fromuth was dismissed.
  • 22 Mar 1905 The divorce case of Parnin vs. Parnin was dismissed.
  • 22 Mar 1905 The divorce case of Ryan vs. Ryan was dismissed.
  • 22 Mar 1905 The divorce case of Rowan vs. Rowan was dismissed.
  • 22 Mar 1905 The divorce case of Everding vs Everding was dismissed.
  • 23 Mar 1905 Charles M. Thomas has brought suit for a divorce from Carrie L. Thomas, alleging that she has made his life a burden by "nagging" him during their forty years of married life. He says she had a habit of accusing him of doing things of which he was innocent.
  • 25 Mar 1905 Mamie H. Granneman brought suit in the circuit court Friday afternoon for a divorce from William C. Granneman, charging cruelty and non-support.
  • 26 Mar 1905 The divorce case of Jones vs. Jones was taken under advisement.
  • 26 Mar. 1905 Anna Frohnapfel was granted a divorce from George Frohnapfel, and the custody of three children. The cause was desertion.
  • 28 Mar 1905 Myrtle E. Cameron was granted a divorce from Roy Bett Cameron, and was given permission to resume her maiden name, Crance.
  • 30 Mar 1905 Mary Baumgart asked to have her divorce suit against her husband, Max P. Baumgart, dismissed and the case was stricken off the docket.
  • 31 Mar 1905 Eliza A. Kelsey sues for a divorce from William H. Kelsey, charging abandonment.

  • 01 Apr 1905 Charles Zickgraf filed suit yesterday for a divorce from Grace Blanche Zickgraf, charging her with infidelity and naming one William Schultz as co-respondent.
  • 04 Apr 1905 Clara M. Esterline has filed suit in the circuit court for divorce from her husband, Samuel A. Esterline, a Pennsylvania fireman. She asks for alimony in the sum of $1,000, for $10 a month allowance and for the custody of their three-year-old child. The plaintiff charges her husband with having associated with women of bad repute and with having treated her in a cruel manner. They were married November 21, 1901, and separated March 25, last. The defendant is enjoined from disposing of his property or wages and from visiting the plainriff at the home of her parents in Aboit township.
  • 04 Apr 1905 The prosecuting attorney was ordered to appear for the defendant in the divorce suit of Anna Sternberger vs. William S. Sternberger.
  • 05 Apr 1905 Anna Manier, whose petition for a divorce was rejected by Judge O'Rourke several weeks ago, filed a new suit in the superior court Tuesday. She reiterates the charges made in the former complaint, of cruel treatment and failure to provide. She also asks for the custody of their five children.
  • 05 Apr 1905 Paul Tiburtius, whose wife Minnie brought suit for a divorce two weeks ago, asked Judge Heaton to modify his restraining order in so far as to permit the defendant to draw a portion of his wages from the Western Gas Construction company.
  • 07 Apr 1905 The marital troubles of Frank and Laura A. Pollock began before the honeymoon was over, according to the allegations made by the wife in her application for a divorce in the circuit court Tuesday. Mrs. Pollock says she was married to Frank in September 1894, and that before they had been married a week he struck her. The blow was the first of a series which has been kept up ever since, and finally he drove her out of the house with a loaded revolver, threatening to kill her. She says she is in mortal dread of him and Judge O'Rourke granted a restraining order forbidding Pollock to visit his wife.
  • 07 Apr 1905 In the case of Minnie Tiburtius vs. Paul Tiburtius, the court granted the defendant's plea for a modification of the restraining order which kept him from drawing any wages from the Western Gas Construction company pending the hearing of Mrs. Tiburtius's divorce suit. The defendant is ordered to pay his wife's attorneys a fee of $25, and he may draw his salary in future with the exception of $20 per month which must be given to the wife.
  • 08 Apr 1905 Volney J. Toler asked the court to allow him to resume custody of his daughter, Bessie Frances Toler. When Toler was divorced from his wife two years ago the child was placed in charge of the board of children's guardians. He says he is married again and is able and willing to keep his child.
  • 08 Apr 1905 Judge Heaton issued a restraining order against the national banks of the city enjoining them from paying any money to Dr. J.W. Younge pending the trial of divorce proceedings instituted by his wife.
  • 11 Apr 1905 Henrietta R. Johnson was granted a divorce from Stuart A. Johnson on the grounds of failure to provide.
  • 11 Apr 1905 Mrs. DeEtta Younge has another injunction issued against her husband. Dr. J. W. Younge, yesterday. It was learned that there was an account at the White bank in the name of "J.W. Younge & Company," and the bank was restrained from honoring any checks drawn by that company. Judge Heaton fixed next Thursday as the date for hearing arguments on Mrs. Younge's application for an allowance during the pendency of the suit.
  • 11 Apr 1905 Anna Sternberger was granted a divorce from William Sternberger. Her complaint charged cruel and brutal treatment. She was given the custody of their only child.
  • 12 Apr 1905 Celinda B. King asked for a divorce from Josiah King, charging that he refused to allow her enough money for her support and even pursued his niggardliness so far as to refuse to buy enough fuel to keep their house warm. She says he ended a long course of brutality by chasing her out of the house with a butcher knife on March 16. They were married in 1892. Mrs. King says her husband is worth $45,000 and she asks for $5,600 alimony.
  • 13 Apr 1905 Dr. J. W. Younge has announced that he is coming back to Fort Wayne, and in anticipation of his arrival his wife took steps yesterday to keep him out of her latitude. Mrs. Younge is evidently determined to prosecute her suit for divorce to a finish, for as soon as she learned of the doctor's intended return she had her attorneys secure an injunction to prevent him from visiting her. Judge Heaton issued the restraining order, which prohibits the doctor from going to the family residence, visiting Mrs. Younge or in any way molesting, annoying or interfering with her.
  • 14 Apr 1905 Dr. J. W. Younge returned from Philadelphia early Thursday morning and appeared in the superior court accompanied by his attorney, to ask for a modification of the injunction restraining him from drawing money from the White bank. The order was modified to allow him to check out $100 for Mrs. Younge's attorneys, and $56.17 to each of his sons, to pay their college expenses.
  • 15 Apr 1905 Trouble which has been brewing in the Haddad family, leaders of Syrian society, came to a focus Friday afternoon, when George Haddad sued for a divorce from his wife, Mary and she in turn brought suit against him to recover $2,000 which she claimed he unlawfully retained and converted to his own use. The Haddads are wealthy Syrians and the wife was looked upon as a reigning belle of the colony. She was married to George in Chicago in 1902, and owned a confectionery and tobacco store at Montpelier. The husband, in his complaint charges his wife with adultery and name, Ollie Jared as co-respondent. The wife's complaint states that she was the owner of a three fourths interest in a certificate of deposit on the First National bank of Montpelier, for $1,600, that she owned a half interest in the mercantile stock and was the owner of jewelry, embroideries, rugs, etc., to the value of $1,500. She says her husband converted the money to his own use and sold some of her jewels, and she demands $2,000 from him.
  • 15 Apr 1905 Twenty years of continued abuse and cruelty are recited in a suit for divorce brought by Caroline Leaman against Albert W. Leaman. They were married in 1883 and almost immediately afterward he began a habit of choking and beating her, and twenty years later, in March 1903, he left her and has not since supported her. They have four children, in age from twelve to twenty years, and the wife demands custody of them.
  • 18 Apr 1905 Dr. J. W. Younge has instructed his attorneys to ask for a change of venue from Judge Heaton, who it will be alleged, is unqualified to sit in judgment in the divorce trial because of intimate knowledge of the domestic troubles of the doctor, and because he will be called as a witness at the trial.
  • 18 Apr 1905 Judge O'Rourke granted Celinda V. King a divorce from Josiah King. The question of alimony was settled by the parties attorneys.
  • 19 Apr 1905 Judge O'Rourke refused to grant Laure A. Pollock a divorce from Frank Pollock on the ground that she was still living with him when she made application for the separation. The woman is only eighteen years of age and testified that she has returned to her husband in spite of his cruel conduct.
  • 19 Apr 1905 In the case of Clara M. Esterline vs. Smauel Esterlline the defendant's employer was restrained from paying him any money pending the decision of the suit.
  • 20 Apr 1905 Evidence was heard in the case of Violetta White vs. Harry White, and her application for a divorce was taken under advisement.
  • 21 Apr 1905 Mrs. Emma Kemp has filed a complaint against Martin W. Kemp, accusing him of conduct foreigh to what is expected of a dutiful and loving husband. Imcompatibility of temper is the specific charge, and Mrs. Kemp says her liege-lord's behavior at home is such that she cannot live with him any longer. Kemp is a forman in the Pennsylvania lumber yards, is prominent in fraternal society work and a leading republican politician. He made the speech nominating Mr. N.W. Gilbert for congress in the republican district convention last year, and has been mentioned as a likely republican candidate for mayor.
  • 21 Apr 1905 Ora D. Vandewater sued for a divorce from John J. Vandewater, custody of the children and alimony. They were married in April, 1896, and she alleges that he deserted her three years later, leaving her to support herselp and an eight months-old child.
  • 21 Apr 1905 Mary Agnes Donnelly began suit for a divorce from John B. Donnelly, who she says deserted her in 1890, two years after their marriage at Huntington. There are two soms, aged thirteen and fifteen and she asks to be given custody of them.
  • 21 Apr 1905 Maud B. Wiley complains that her husband, Wood B. Wiley has failed to support her and she asks the court to compel him to share his wages with her. Judge Heaton issued a restraining order enjoining Wiley from drawing his salary from the Wabash Rail road company during the pendency of the proceedlings.
  • 21 Apr 1905 The Haddad divorce case was dismissed and peace reigns agains in the Syrian colony.
  • 21 Apr 1905 Dr. J. W. Younge applied for a change of venue in the divorce proceedings instituted by his wife.
  • 22 Apr 1905 George A. Null applies for a divorce from Ida J. Null on statutory grounds.
  • 26 Apr 1905 Judge Heaton granted Emma Kemp a divorce from Martin W. Kemp and ordered the defendant to pay $500 alimony in installments of $25 a month, as well as $12 per month additional for the support of their child, Ada Marie, aged six, until she reaches the age of eighteen. The evidence was not sensational, the wife merely proving that her husband had been guilty of a long conrse of cruel treatment.
  • 26 Apr 1905 Attorneys for Dr. J. W. Younge withdrew the motion for a change of venue from Allen county and make a motion for a change of venue from Judge Heaton, which was granted, and Judge Heaton appointed the Hon. E.D. Vaughn, of Bluffton to hear the evidence.
  • 27 Apr 1905 John Spangler applied for a divorce from Helen Spangler. His attorney withdrew the complaint from the files. The Spanglers have been having much trouble and only a few months ago a divorce was asked for, but they made up and the case was dismissed.
  • 27 Apr 1905 Laura Brooks was granted a divorce from Ernest Brooks, who abandoned her two years ago and enlisted in the army. He is now serving in the Philippines. The evidence showed that after they were married Brooks took his wife to a house of ill fame, and they lived there and she became a prostitute with his consent. He was a barber.
  • 27 Apr 1905 Mrs. Susan Rau, formerly Mrs. Wilkie, complained that her divorced husband, Joseph Wilkie was shy $30 on the alimony he was ordered to pay her when the decree was granted six years ago. Wilkie was ordered to appear May 1 to show cause why he should not be punished for contempt, and the Wabash company, meanwhile, is restrained from paying him his wages. Mrs. Rau has another husband, but she wants all that's coming to her from her first.
  • 28 Apr 1905 The case against Charles Miller, charged with wife desertion, was dismissed. Miller was arrested three years ago on complaint of his wife, but they have been living together ever since.
  • 30 Apr 1905 Most extreme brutality is charged against George Ackerman, an employee of the Centlivre brewery, in a divorce complaint filed by his wife, Florence, in the circuit court Saturday afternoon. Knocking her down with his fist, choking her almost into insensibility, and kicking her appear to have been Ackerman's way of disciplining his wife. On one occasion, she says, he kicked her in the hip, so that she has been crippled ever since. On Friday night, she alleges, he drove their seven-year-old daughter from the supper table and the, in a drunken rage, followed the child into the next room and struck her with his fist, knocking her down, and afterward striking the little one on the head with a rocking chair. He then threatened to cut the girl's throat. Mrs. Ackerman says her husband is the owner of his father's estate in Huntington county, and she asks for $3,000 alimony, and for a restraining order to prevent him from selling or mortgaging the property.
  • 30 Apr 1905 Laura A. Badiac brought suit in the circuit court to compel her husband, William Badiac, to support her and their child, at the rate of $300 per year. She says he deserted them, leaving them without support, after he had drawn his month's wages, amounting to $75 from the Pennsylvania company.
  • 30 Apr 1905 John Spangler was granted a divorce from Helen Spangler.
  • 30 Apr 1905 The sensational divorce case of Minnie Tiburtius vs. Paul Tiburtius was dismissed by agreement of counsel for the parties. The case has been in court for three months and a week ago, while arguments on a motion were in progress, Mrs. Tiburtius, who was in court, became hysterical and created a scene. She claims to be a daughter of Count Von Schamburt, a noted German nobleman.

  • 02 May 1905 The solemnity and decorum of the superior court room was broken during the course of a trial yesterday afternoon by a sudden chorus of childish voices intoning the words of "Home, Sweet Home." Business came to a standstill abruptly. Judge Heaton turned about and looked startled, lawyers, jurymen and clerks whirled round in their seats and looked to where three little girls were sitting innocently singing the beautiful old ballad. Deputy Sheriff Hattery walked over to the little ones and kindly informed them that they must not sing in court, and the music came to an abrupt end. The song was the result of a conversation had with the little ones by a well-known attorney, whose sympathetic tendencies are well known. A pathetic feature of the story is that the little ones were in court to attend a trial in which their father was seeking a divorce from the wife who deserted him and her young brood. The plaintiff in the case was Fredrick W. Smitley, who alleged that his wife, Hanna V. Smitley, left home last June and is now living at Niles, Mich., under an assumed name. Mr. Smitley said he and his wife had lived happily together until his brother, a single man appeared upon the scene and alienated the woman's affections, inducing her to leave home several times. Finally, while Smithley was attending the republican county convention last year, she sold the flock of chicken owned by them, together with some other saleable property, and when Smitley returned home he found the children alone and the mother gone. She has not been seen since. Judge Heaton granted the divorce and after adjourning court he said he was half sorry the bailiff had stopped the children's song.
  • 02 May 1905 The case of Susan Wilkie vs. Joseph Wilkie was dismissed.
  • 03 May 1905 Mary A. Weaver applies for a divorce from Eva Weaver, charging abandonment. They were married at Payne, Ohio, in 1905.
  • 04 May 1905 Lena Orendorf applied for a divorce from Henry Orendorf, who she says abandoned her in November last, three years after their marriage. She claims he never supported her.
  • 09 May 1905 The evidence was heard in the case of Ellis Cox vs. Mildred Cox and the suit was taken under advisement.
  • 10 May 1905 Cora Hosack sues for a divorce from William Hosack, charging cruel treatment. She alleges that he accused her of being untrue to him, and boasted openly of his relations with other women. Judge Heaton issued a restraining order to prevent Hosack from selling his property or molesting his wife.
  • 10 May 1905 Henry Hirshfelder says his wife locked him out of the house at night, and he wants a divorce. He also asks for an order giving him the custody of his ten-year-old child who, he says was spirited away by his wife and is now somewhere in the county. Judge Heaton issued a restraining order to prevent Mrs. Hirshfelder from selling the personal property in their home.
  • 11 May 1905 Clara Clem files suit for a divorce from Isaiah Clem, a well-known engineer on the G. R. & I. They were married in 1880 and have two children, both of whom are self-supporting. Mrs. Clem accuses her husband of beating and kicking her and threatening to take her life. She was force to leave him in May, 1904. Judge O'Rourke issued a restraining order preventing Clem from drawing his wages or visiting his wife, and the Old National bank was restrained from paying him any money now on deposit in his name.
  • 12 May 1905 In the case of Florence Ackerman vs. George Ackerman, Judge O'Rourke made the plaintiff a temporary allowance, pending divorce proceedings, and ordered the Centlivre Brewing company to turn over to Mrs. Ackerman the wages due to her husband.
  • 16 May 1905 John A. Herzog says his wife has a bitter tongue, and uncontrollable temper, and a gentle habit of using language not usually cultivated in polite society. She also habitually accused him of infidelity and spread a story around among the neighbors that she had caught her spouse in a compromising position with another woman. Consequently, Mr. Herzog wants a divorce from his Samantha. They were married in 1881 and separated in April, 1904, when his wife refused to live as his wife any longer.
  • 16 May 1905 Pauline M. Corcoran sues for a divorce from Owen H. Corcoran, charging him with habitual drunkenness and abuse. She demands $2,000 alimony and Judge Heaton issued a restraining order to keep Corcoran from Annoying the plaintiff or disposing of his property. Corcoran, who is a well- known pharmacist, was sent to jail Monday morning for assaulting his wife.
  • 18 May 1905 Catherine E. Closs sues for a divorce from Frank P. Closs, to whom she was married in 1884. She says he accused her of un-chastity and kept a loaded revolver, with which he frequently threatened to kill her and himself.
  • 18 May 1905 Judge O'Rourke refused to grant Violetta M. White a divorce from Harry White, on the ground of a lock of evidence. The husband made out a pretty strong case in his own behalf.
  • 19 May 1905 The Dosack divorce case was dismissed, the husband and wife having entered the court room together and joining in the petition for a dismissal.
  • 21 May 1905 Mary E. Young filed suit for a divorce from Julius C. Young, charging habitual drunkenness and ill-treatment of his family. She accuses him of driving her and her daughters out of the house while he was in a drunken rage. Mrs. Young brought divorce proceedings last summer but had them dismissed on receiving her husband's promise to reform. His resolution was only temporary, however and he dropped back into his old bibulous and hateful habits.
  • 21 May 1905 Clara Clem was given a divorce from Isaiah Clem because he has an ungovernable temper and ill-treated her.
  • 23 May 1905 After Mrs. Rose Beurett was granted a divorce from Sylvester Beurett last fall a child was born to the plaintiff, and yesterday Judge Heaton decreed that the father should pay $6 a month for its support.
  • 23 May 1905 The divorce case of Anna Mary Bailey vs. Edward Bailey was dismissed in the superior court.
  • 24 May 1905 George Whitney filed suit in the circuit court yesterday for a divorce from Sarah J. Whitney, alleging that she refused to perform her household duties, frequently left home for long periods, wrongfully accused the plaintiff of infidelity and called his hard name.
  • 28 May 1905 Frances A. Krewso filed proceedings for a divorce from Mathew Krewso, alleging failure to provide.

  • 01 Jun 1905 The case of Craig vs. Craig was dismissed.
  • 03 Jun 1905 Ida B. Kirchefer files suit for a divorce from Herman A. Kirchefer, the well- known fresco artist. She charges him with extreme cruelty, and demands $2,000 alimony. Judge Heaton issued an order restraining the defendant from visiting the plaintiff and from drawing any money from the White National bank.
  • 06 Jun 1905 The case of Mary Young vs. Julius Young was dismissed.
  • 06 Jun 1905 The Miller family troubles, which agitated Monroeville for several months have been adjusted. The case of Ellen Miller vs. August Miller for divorce was dismissed and immediately afterwards, Mrs. Miller withdrew the $10,000 damage suit against her sister-in-law, Lizzie Miller whom she charged with alienating her husband's affections.
  • 07 Jun 1905 Carrie Fairfield institutes two suits against George W. Fairfield. One is to compel the husband to support her and the other is for possession of their child.
  • 08 Jun 1905 William C. Wellsey sues for a degree of divorce from Nellie Wellsey.
  • 08 Jun 1905 Louis Deck asks for a decree of divorce from Montie Deck and the custody of their child. He charges his wife with neglect, with cruelty, with threatening to poison him, with drawing a knife in too close proximity to his throat and finally labeling the photographs of "a certain single man" as "Dearie" and "Sweetie."
  • 09 Jun 1905 Franklin Reed files suit for a decree of divorce from Lulu M. Reed. The husband charges that his wife struck him with a mirror, then seized him by the throat and choked him, all the while landing an occasional bump on his anatomy. Finally she accused him of public intoxication when he was perfectly sober, so he wants to be separated from his troubles.
  • 10 Jun 1905 Emma Scott filed proceedings for a decree of divorce from Martin E. Scott. The wife alleges that she resigned a place in the glove factory to wed Martin, and he has proved anything but loving. She charges that he has struck her, been cruel to her, called her vile names and told her to go and earn her own clothes.
  • 10 Jun 1905 William M. Fuller is cited for contempt of court in neglecting to pay an allowance of $25 to the attorney for his wife in a divorce decree obtained by her. He will have a hearing Monday
  • 11 Jun 1905 George Null was granted a decree of divorce from Ida J. Null.
  • 11 Jun 1905 The case of Edith E. Williamson vs. Henry L. Williamson was settled and dismissed.
  • 11 Jun 1905 The case of Catherine E. Class vs. Frank E. Class was settled and dismissed.
  • 13 Jun 1905 Alice Johnson files proceedings for a decree of divorce from Bert Johnson. The husband is charged with failing to provide for his family and with being a habitual drunkard. Mrs. Johnson asks the custody of their children.
  • 13 Jun 1905 Frances A. Krewson was granted a decree of divorce from Mathew K. Krewson.
  • 13 Jun 1905 George Whitney was granted a decree of divorce from Sarah J. Whitney.
  • 14 Jun 1905 Laure Miller sues for a divorce from Paul Miller, charging cruel treatment. She says she and her children were driven out of the house by the defendant during a rainstorm last week.
  • 14 Jun 1905 The court issued a temporary restraining order to prevent Paul Miller from visiting his wife pending divorce proceedings, and a temporary allowance for her support was ordered.
  • 15 Jun 1905 Belle Cramer sues for a decree of divorce from John E. Cramer. The husband is charged with abandoning his family and abusing his wife when drunk. When asked to contribute to her support, Mrs. Cramer says her husband said he would see her "burning in hell first." Cramer owns a farm in Lake and Aboite townships, and his wife asks $1,000 alimony and a restraining order was issued by Judge Heaton forbidding the husband from molesting or visiting his family.
  • 15 Jun 1905 Charles E. Hoover sues for a decree of divorce from Rose Hoover.
  • 16 Jun 1905 Acting Judge S. L. Morris, in the superior court, granted Pauline Corcoran a decree of divorce from Owen H. Corcoran. In her complaint she charged her husband with cruel and inhuman treatment, with using foul and vicious language. In 1902 she first applied for a divorce, but on his promise to reform she dismissed the complaint, but he did not behave and she asked for release. The husband filed a cross-complaint, denying the allegations of his wife. Judge Morris granted a decree of divorce, $200 alimony and certain household effects to Mrs. Corcoran.
  • 16 Jun 1905 The divorce complaint of Charles E. Hoover vs. Rose Hoover was filed. The husband wants to be legally free because his wife went off and married one Ralph Allen and is living with him in Grand Rapids.
  • 16 Jun 1905 Grace Blaising applies for a decree of divorce from Fred Blaising, the custody of children and alimony. The husband is charged with cruelty and neglect. He has property at New Haven.
  • 17 Jun 1905 Dr. J. W. Younge was not in court yesterday when his wife reiterated her complaint of cruelty to Judge Edwin C. Vaughn, of Bluffton, who was presiding in the superior court. S.L. Morris represented Dr. Younge, and when his wife finished her statement a decree was entered granting the plaintiff a divorce and $3,500 alimony. The settlement, it is said, was agreed to out of court and was by mutual consent.
  • 20 Jun 1905 Grace Niebergall began proceedings for a decree of divorce from William F. Niebergall.
  • 20 Jun 1905 Judge Heaton granted a decree of divorce to Ora D. Vandewater from John I. Vandewater. The wife gets the custody of their child.
  • 20 Jun 1905 Jennie Gray obtained a decree of divorce from John Gray in the superior court.
  • 21 Jun 1905 Cora E. Waters sues for a divorce from James W. Waters, alleging cruel treatment, habitual ill humor and abuse. They were married in 1882. Mr. and Mrs. Waters own jointly 165 acres of land and $1,500 worth of personal property, and Judge Heaton is asked to issue a restraining order to prevent the defendant from selling any of it.
  • 22 Jun 1905 Sarah A. Barnes has filed suit for a divorce from Daniel Barnes, charging neglect and failure to support. Judge Heaton issued a temporary restraining order to prevent the defendant from selling his house and lot in Columbia City.
  • 22 Jun 1905 The case of Mary A. Donnelly vs. John B. Donnelly for a divorce was called and a portion of the evidence was heard.
  • 22 Jun 1905 Emma Scott was granted a divorce from Martin E. Scott. She is allowed to reassume her maiden name, Emma Banet.
  • 24 Jun 1905 Mamie H. Granneman was granted a decree of divorce from William C. Granneman by Judge O'Rourke.
  • 25 Jun 1905 Sarah Brinsley was granted a decree of divorce from Harry Brinsley by Judge Heaton.
  • 25 Jun 1905 Elizabeth Wells was granted a decree of divorce from Hiram Wells by Judge O'Rourke.
  • 27 Jun 1905 Judge Heaton, after hearing the marital troubles of the parties, refused to grant Louis Deck a decree of divorce from Montie Deck, so they will have to kiss and make up.
  • 28 Jun 1905 Lillian P. Lauer sues for a divorce from William Lauer, a butcher. She charges him with habitual drunkenness and abuse, and says on several occasions he threatened to kill her.
  • 29 Jun 1905 Judge Heaton granted Grace Niebergall a degree of divorce from William F. Niebergall and the custody of their child.
  • 29 Jun 1905 Mary Donnelly was granted a divorce from John B. Donnelly and the custody of their minor children.
  • 29 Jun 1905 The divorce case of Leona Orendorf vs. Henry C. Orendorf was called and the husband did not answer. The case is under consideration.
  • 29 Jun 1905 The divorce case of Grace Blaising vs. Frederick Blaising was called and the husband did not answer. The case is under consideration.
  • 29 Jun 1905 Marion J. Mentzer sues for a decree of divorce from Florence Mentzer, charging with wife with adultery.
  • 30 Jun 1905 Cora E. Waters granted a divorce from James W. Waters.
  • 30 Jun 1905 Mary Weaver was divorce from Eva Weaver. She was given permission to reassume her maiden name, Mary A. English.
  • 30 Jun 1905 The case of Marie Slique Fry vs. James R. Fry was called and the defendant failed to appear. The prosecuting attorney was ordered to appear on behalf of the state.
  • 30 Jun 1905 Samuel H. Sovine sued for a divorce from Lillian Esther Sovine, and his attorney secured a restraining order prohibiting the woman from taking her two-year-old child out of state, as her husband says she has threatened to do. He says his wife made married life unbearable by cruel conduct, by constantly demanding more money than he was able to earn and threatening unless her income were increased to enter upon of life of shame.
  • 30 Jun 1905 Jane Korten asks for a divorce from Henry Korten. They were married in March, 1886, and eleven months later he deserted her and they have lived apart ever since. She asks to have her maiden name, Jane Darbey, restored.

  • 01 Jul 1905 Judge Heaton, after hearing the complaint of Mrs. Marie Fry - nee Della Rogers, for divorce from James R. Fry dismissed the case.
  • 01 Jul 1905 Senator Will Ryan was appointed special judge to hear the divorce case of Anna Manier from Joseph Manier in superior court.
  • 03 Jul 1905 Belle Cramer was granted a decree of divorce from John E. Cramer and the custody of minor children in the superior court.
  • 03 Jul 1905 Mrs. Marie Fry, nee Della Rogers, has instituted a new suit for divorce against her husband, James S. Fry. Last week her suit was dismissed in the midst of the trail because her case was weak, but Saturday night the husband went down to Della's house and raised such a row that she decided to press her case again. Judge Heaton restrained Fry from visiting or molesting his wife pending the present action for divorce.
  • 03 Jul 1905 Mattie C. Kiger institutes proceedings for a decree of divorce from P. A. Kriger. He would not provide her with gowns and does not and will not work she says.
  • 03 Jul 1905 Adaline Smith sues for a decree of divorce from Christian Smith. The husband is charged with drunkenness and failure to provide for his family.
  • 04 Jul 1905 George W. Whitney files application for a decree of divorce from Sara J. Whitney. The husband lives at Arcola. He says his wife made him get his own meals and would leave him for days at a time, greeting him with vile language and accusing him of infidelity on her return.
  • 04 Jul 1905 Isabelle Disney asks for a decree of divorce from John J. Disney. She says he is a drunkard and neglected to support his family.
  • 04 Jul 1905 Floyd George Weaver sues for a divorce from Minnie Weaver, who is accused of refusing to prepare his meals, wash or mend his clothes.
  • 08 Jul 1905 Eli Need began suit against Levi Wolf for $5,000 damages, because the defendant alienated the affections of his wife, won her in face, and they are now living together in Eel River township.
  • 08 Jul 1905 Emma C. Eusch sues Mathias Eusch for a decree of divorce. The wife says her husband deinks so much liquor he had no money for his family, that he has abused and struck her, that he is a habitual drunkard.
  • 12 Jul 1905 Margaret Fournier began suit in the superior court Tuesday for a divorce from Frank Eugene Fournier, an employee of the Bass foundry. She charges him with bestowing his affections on other women and mistreating her, and demands $500 alimony. Judge Heaton restrained Fournier from drawing his wages pending hearing of the case.
  • 12 Jul 1905 Laura B. Brown was married to Harvey Brown, a foreman at the Bass works last November, and she wants the bonds severed, alleging that Harvey was fickle and betrayed his loss of affection by beating her. The other night, she claims, he knocked her down on the street and walked away, leaving her lying on the sidewalk. She asks for $1,500 alimony.
  • 13 Jul 1905 Sarah Elizabeth Stuart brought suit in the circuit court yesterday for a divorce from Stephen Andrew Stuart, after having lived with him for half a century. They were married in November, 1853, and separated in December, 1903. She says she had to support Stewart for fifty years and evidently came to the conclusion that she had reached the limit. Steward claims to be a scion of the old Scottish royal family of Stuarts.
  • 13 Jul 1905 Huldah Clara Beckstein brought suit for a divorce from J. George Beckstein and secured an order from Judge Heaton restraining the G. R. & I Railway company from paying him his wages.
  • 13 Jul 1905 Special Judge W. C. Ryan heard the concluding evidence in the Manier divorce case and will render a decision on Monday.
  • 13 Jul 1905 Judge Heaton issued a restraining order against Christian D. Smith forbidding him to visit his wife, Adaline Smith, or his step-daughter, Clara pending the hearing of the suit for divorce entered by the wife on July 1. The daughter lives in this city and the complaining wife at Aboit.
  • 14 Jul 1905 The divorce case of Mrs. Fry, nee Della Rogers, was called in the superior court and the husband defaulted. The officers will locate him and the trial will be set.
  • 15 Jul 1905 Judge Heaton appointed the Hon. S. L. Morris to hear the divorce suit of Marie Silque Fry vs. James R. Fry, the plaintiff having asked for a change of venue.
  • 16 Jul 1905 Ida F. Meyers filed proceedings for a decree of divorce from Charles H. Meyers, charging that the husband has been unfaithful to his vows, that he drinks too much, that he is too gay with other women, that he uses vile language and is anything but a dutiful husband. Judge Heaton restrained the defendant from visiting his wife or molesting her at her home in Lake township until the divorce case is heard.
  • 16 Jul 1905 Judge Heaton granted Leona Orndorff a decree of divorce from Henry Orndorff and restored her maiden name, Huss.
  • 18 Jul 1905 Special Judge Will C. Ryan, presiding in the superior court, granted Anna Maier a decree of divorce from Joseph Manier. The mother is given the custody of five children and the father is required to pay $15 a month towards their support.
  • 18 Jul 1905 The divorce case of Marie S. Fry, nee Della Rogers, vs. James R. Fry is set for trial in the superior court, August 1, before Special Judge S.L. Morris.
  • 18 Jul 1905 Rose D. E. Sutton began proceedings for a decree of divorce from Harry E. Sutton. The Rhinesmith & Simonson company is restrained from paying him wages and he is restrained from visiting his wife pending action for divorce.
  • 18 Jul 1905 Louis C. Isabey sues for a decree of divorce from Elizabeth Isabey.
  • 19 Jul 1905 Charles A. Loos sues for a divorce from Ada Loos, charging her with adultery and generally un-wifely conduct.
  • 19 Jul 1905 Louis C. Isabey says his wife threatened to kill him some time ago while he slept and more than once pointed a loaded revolver at him when he was wide awake enough to escape. On one occasion, he says, he had to call in an officer to disarm her. He thinks he has lived long enough and wants a divorce from the vengeful Elizabeth.
  • 19 Jul 1905 Olive L. Odem prays for a divorce from Daniel Odem, and her attorneys secured a restraining order from Judge Heaton enjoining the defendant from visiting the homestead, in Jackson township pending the hearing.
  • 19 Jul 1905 Judge Heaton heard the evidence in the divorce suit of Mattie C. Kiger vs. Perry A. Kifer and took the case under advisement.
  • 20 Jul 1905 Susan Noel has filed for a decree of divorce in the superior court. She says her husband's conduct was such that she and her children were forced to leave him and earn their own living. She asks for $500 alimony, and Judge Heaton restrained Noel from disposing of his property.
  • 20 Jul 1905 Leonora D. Butler says her husband, Charles M. Butler, refused to live or cohabit with her after a year of wedded life. He told her he did not love her but another woman had captured his affections. Her attorneys secured an order restraining Butler from drawing his wages from the Fort Wayne & Wabash Valley Traction company.
  • 20 Jul 1905 Eva Wehrmeister says her husband, Emil Wehrmeister, beat and choked her and failed to contribute to her support. She wants a divorce and the restoration of her maiden name, Eva Stegenwald. Her attorney secured an order restraining Wehrmeister from drawing his wages at the Western Gas Construction works.
  • 20 Jul 1905 Mrs. Minnie Tiburtius, whose troubles have been aired in court for several months, brought suit to compel her husband, Paul Tiburtius, to support her. She wants $300 paid to her in monthly installments.
  • 20 Jul 1905 Mrs. Laura Miller complained that her husband, Paul Miller, against whom she has an action for divorce pending, violated the order of court forbidding him to visit or molest her. She says he came to the house night before last and insisted upon an interview. Judge Heaton ordered Miller to appear this morning to answer to contempt proceedings.
  • 21 Jul 1905 Alleging that his father-in-law, John D. Fritz, alienated the affections of his wife, Charles H. Meyers began a suit in superior court Thursday to recover $2,000 damages from the old gentleman. He says Fritz poisoned his daughter's mind against the plaintiff until she finally lost all love for him and deserted him a short time ago.
  • 21 Jul 1905 Dora Houser began suit to compel her husband, John M. Houser to support her and her child, whom he deserted, according to her allegation. She asks Judge Heaton to grant her judgment for $250 and the Wabash Railroad company, for which Houser works, is made a party defendant.
  • 22 Jul 1905 Grace H. Renier sues Frederick Renier for a decree of divorce and $1,500 alimony. The parties reside in Jefferson township and the husband is restrained from selling his property or molesting his wife or child.
  • 23 Jul 1905 Ida L. Seibold sues for a decree of divorce from Henry Seibold, who is accused of cruel and inhuman conduct. Four children are fruits of the union.
  • 26 Jul 1905 Attorney J. B. Harper was appointed special judge to hear the divorce case of Floyd George Weaver vs. Minnie Weaver in superior court.
  • 27 Jul 1905 In the divorce case of Olive L. Odom against Daniel Odom, the wife, on application of the husband, is restrained by Judge Heaton from disposing of farm implements, stock and personal property in Jackson township pending final conclusion of suit.
  • 27 Jul 1905 Pearl Mitchell begins action for a decree of divorce from Frank Mitchell and the Pennsylvania railroad is restrained from paying him wages pending final hearing of the suit. In the wife's complaint she says that her husband has frequently during their married life struck her and threatened to "beat her up" and that he has applied to her the vilest names he could think of and when she upbraided him he would repeat them and told her to get a divorce and he would pay for it. It is also alleged that he has often repeated the wish that he was rid of her and this has continued so long she has lost all love and respect for him. As a parting shot she says she feels she can no longer sacrifice her happiness and self- respect by living with him and she asks for a decree. He is a brakeman in the employ of the Pennsylvania company.
  • 28 Jul 1905 Charles E. Martin begins action for a divorce from Ollie B. Martin. The parties were married in Auburn in 1901, but of late the wife refused to do housework, or mend the husband's clothes, spending her time in the society of traveling men. She told her husband is was none of his business.
  • 28 Jul 1905 Victoria McCartney sues for a decree of divorce from Calvin McCartney. They were married in 1897, and two children were born to them. The wife charges her husband with drunkenness, unfaithfulness and cruelty.
  • 28 Jul 1905 Mattie C. Kiger was granted a decree of divorce from Perry A. Kiger.
  • 29 Jul 1905 William Kyler begins action against Margaret Kyler for moderation of court order.
  • 30 Jul 1905 Catherine Miller sues for a decree of divorce from Charles Miller.

  • 02 Aug 1905 Frances Lillian Merriman applied for a divorce from Eli Merriman Tuesday, alleging that he drove her from home and that she has been compelled to support herself by washing and working for others. She asks for $1,000 alimony and Judge Heaton granted her request for a restraining order to prevent the husband from selling his property.
  • 02 Aug 1905 Grace Harriett Renier, who recently sued for a divorce from Frederick Renier, appeared with her spouse before Judge Heaton and asked to have the case dismissed, as they had kissed and made up. Judge Heaton gladly acceded to the request and sent the couple rejoicing on a second honeymoon.
  • 02 Aug 1905 Anna Buell Randall was granted a divorce from John L. Reagan, and Judge Heaton's decree permits her to reassume her maiden name, Randall. The charge was cruel treatment and desertion. The marriage took place a few months ago.
  • 03 Aug 1905 Laura B. Brown was granted a decree of divorce from Harvey Brown and alimony in the sum of $850, by Judge Heaton.
  • 03 Aug 1905 Anna Louisa Soest begins proceedings to obtain a decree of divorce from Charles Soest. In her complaint she asks to assume her maiden name, Stuter. She also alleges that they were married in September, 1904, and that while she was in ill-health she was deserted in February. She was forced to go to the home of her parents. His treatment was brutal and he came home in an intoxicated condition and brutally mistreated her. He then skipped out and has not been seen since. It is believed that he has left the state of Indiana.
  • 03 Aug 1905 Judge Heaton granted Grace Blaising a divorce from Frederick Blaising, and awarded her the custody of their child. The husband was ordered to pay $6 per month for the little one's support.
  • 04 Aug 1905 Judge Heaton granted to Marie Fry nee Della Slique Rogers, a decree of divorce from James R. Fry.
  • 06 Aug 1905 Judge Heaton granted to Isabella Disney a decree of divorce from John D. Disney.
  • 08 Aug 1905 Acting Judge Harper granted to Minnie Weaver a decree of divorce from Floyd G. Weaver in the superior court.
  • 09 Aug 1905 William Kyler was granted a decree of divorce from Margaret Kyler by Judge Heaton.
  • 09 Aug 1905 Judge Heaton granted to Catherine Miller a decree of divorce from Christ Miller.
  • 09 Aug 1905 Ellen Roche sues for a decree of divorce from James Roche, charging cruelty.
  • 09 Aug 1905 Johanna Fetter, of Monroeville, sues for a decree of divorce from Monroe C. Fetter, who married her and moved to Toledo, refusing to live with her or support her, although she appealed to him to do so.
  • 09 Aug 1905 Marietta Keller sues for a decree of divorce from Charles Keller.
  • 10 Aug 1905 James Roche was arraigned before Judge Heaton for contempt of court in violating a restraining order, but he promised to stay away from his wife and was pardoned.
  • 10 Aug 1905 Sarah A. Barnes was granted a decree of divorce from Daniel Barnes by Judge Heaton.
  • 10 Aug 1905 Mrs. Mary Baumgart renewed her application for divorce yesterday and in the afternoon Judge Heaton granted a decree separating her from Max Baumgart. She also gets the custody of their children.
  • 10 Aug 1905 Marietta Keller was granted a divorce from Charles E. Keller.
  • 11 Aug 1905 Col. R. S. Robertson presided as special judge in the superior court and granted to John A. Herzog a decree of divorce from Samantha J. Herzog. He also restored her maiden name, Whitehurst.
  • 12 Aug 1905 Alice Warner sues for a decree of divorce from John Warner.
  • 13 Aug 1905 Judge Heaton granted to Pearl Mitchell a divorce from Frank C. Mitchell, allowed her $85 alimony and restored her maiden name, Linn.
  • 13 Aug 1905 Judge Heaton granted to Chas. E. Hoover a decree of divorce from Rose M. Hoover, and gave the wife custody of their minor child, the husband to pay $6 a month for its support.
  • 13 Aug 1905 The divorce case of Margaret Fournier vs Frank Eugene Fournier has been dismissed. The parties have kissed and made up.
  • 16 Aug 1905 Emma Kissinger instituted proceeding on Tuesday for a divorce from Henry Elam Kissinger, charging him with having failed to support his family. They were married in 1892 and the husband is said to have deserted his family in 1899. There are two children, one of whom is cared for in an asylum for orphans.
  • 16 Aug 1905 Caroline McGuire sues for a divorce from William McGuire on the ground of cruelty and non-support.
  • 16 Aug 1905 In asking for a divorce from Mary R. Keck, Jacob Keck say she has an ungovernable temper and was generally intractible, at one time going after him with a butcher knife. Their marriage took place in 1868 and they have eight grown children. Keck says his wife frequently deserted him for long periods and has now been away for several weeks.
  • 16 Aug 1905 The court ordered J. George Beckstine to pay allowances to his wife, Huldah Clara Beckstine, pending the hearing of divorce proceedings filed by her.
  • 16 Aug 1905 Adaline Smith vs. Christian Smith is the title of two divorce suits which have been pending. One of them was dismissed, and there is another still on the docket. The second was entered before the first had been dismissed.
  • 16 Aug 1905 Frances Lillian Merriman asked for a change of venue from the judge in her suit against Eli Merriman.
  • 17 Aug 1905 In the case of Charles E. Martin vs. Olie B. Martin, Judge Heaton denied the application for divorce, the evidence being insufficient.
  • 17 Aug 1905 An affidavit is filed in the case of Joseph J. Golden vs. Jennie Golden, charging the plaintiff with contempt.
  • 18 Aug 1905 Dollie Hall filed action yesterday for a divorce from Orlow Hall, and on her application the husband was enjoined from removing or mortgaging their furniture, or going about their house at No. 1509 North Calhoun street, and the Lake Shire railroad was enjoined from paying him wages pending the decision.
  • 18 Aug 1905 The divorce case of Ellen Roche vs. James Roche was called in the superior court and the husband failed to respond.
  • 18 Aug 1905 Leonora Butler was granted a decree of divorce from Charles Butler by Judge Heaton.
  • 19 Aug 1905 Dr. John W. Younge brought suit Friday for a divorce from Iva N. Younge, his bride of a few weeks. His complaint charges Mrs. Younge, nee Rhea, with having deserted the doctor.
  • 19 Aug 1905 Alma Magers asks for a divorce from Daniel M. Magers, charging him with cruelty. She says he has a violent temper and abuses her.
  • 19 Aug 1905 Judge Heaton heard the evidence in the Tiburtius divorce case and set August 31 as the date for hearing the arguments.
  • 19 Aug 1905 A portion of the evidence in the Isabey divorce suit was heard yesterday and will be resumed today.
  • 20 Aug 1905 Emily C. Nelson brings suit against John L. Nelson for support.
  • 20 Aug 1905 The divorce case of Ellen Roche against James Roche was dismissed yesterday, and it required the entire court force to prevent James from making a speech.
  • 20 Aug 1905 Louis C. Isabey was granted a plain divorce from Elizabeth Isabey by Judge Heaton.
  • 22 Aug 1905 The divorce case of Juldah Clara Beckstine vs. J. George Beckstine occupied the attention of the superior court all day yesterday. The husband objected to granting a divorce to his wife.
  • 22 Aug 1905 Louise Zolman filed application for a decree of divorce from Charles Zolman, who is accused of cruelty.
  • 22 Aug 1905 The case of Emily C. Nelson vs. John L. Nelson for support was dismissed.
  • 25 Aug 1905 Ella Hirschfelder sues for a divorce from Henry Hirschfelder, alleging cruel treatment. She also demands $500 alimony.
  • 26 Aug 1905 Dr. J. W. Younge has the divorce suit against his wife, Iva N. Younge dismissed, and he went to the clerk's office in person to pay the costs. He said he feared his wife would secure an order from the court compelling him to pay her a temporary allowance, and he doesn't want her to have any of his money.
  • 29 Aug 1905 Mr. Wilmer Leonard is presiding in the superior court at the trial of the Merriman divorce case. The testimony is said to be the nastiest and filthiest ever recited in the superior court.
  • 30 Aug 1905 Jane Korton was granted a decree of divorce from Henry Korton and she is permitted to reassume her maiden name, Darby.
  • 31 Aug 1905 Another application for a change of venue was filed yesterday in the Magers divorce suit. Tuesday afternoon, on motion of the plaintiff, Judge Heaton appointed the Hon. J. B. Harper to try the case, and yesterday the defendant, Daniel M. Magers, asked for a change from Judge Harper.

  • 01 Sep 1905 Myrtle Bernard brought suit in the superior court Thursday for a divorce from Mandus M. Bernard, alleging that he abandoned her in 1898, seven years after their marriage.
  • 01 Sep 1905 Frederick Moeller says his wife, Jennie is so cruel in her deportment toward him that wedded life is no longer endurable, and he wants a divorce.
  • 01 Sep 1905 Emma Cramp got quick action in her case against William S. Cramp, for a divorce. She alleged that he was cruel to her and struck her. Cramp, who is a dry goods clerk, put up no defense and Judge Heaton granted the aggrieved wife a divorce.
  • 01 Sep 1905 Judge Heaton will hear arguments in the Tiburtius divorce case today.
  • 01 Sep 1905 Arguments in the Merriman case will be made before Special Judge Leonard.
  • 02 Sep 1905 The case of Olive L. Odem vs. Daniel Odem was dismissed by Judge Heaton. The evidence did not substantiate the allegation of the complaint.
  • 02 Sep 1905 The Hon. Sol A. Wood assumed jurisdiction as special judge in the case of Anna Magers vs. Daniel Magers, and granted the plaintiff a divorce and the custody of their minor child.
  • 03 Sep 1905 After granting Minnie Tiburtius petition for an allowance of $60 from her husband, Paul, Judge Heaton adjourned the court for a week.
  • 06 Sep 1905 Elizabeth R. Shaler was given a divorce from Joseph Shaler. She was awarded the custody of her child and $ 500 alimony.
  • 06 Sep 1905 George F. B. Kressler sues for a divorce from Melissa Kressler, charging cruel treatment and adultery, and naming on Harry Waters as co-respondent.
  • 07 Sep 1905 Dora Crawford sues for divorce from Ernest Crawford.
  • 07 Sep 1905 Bessie I. Baker asks for an absolute separation from Calvin Baker.
  • 07 Sep 1905 Effie Corcoran sues for divorce from John Corcoran.
  • 07 Sep 1905 Olive L. Odem filed a new suit for a divorce from Daniel Odem. Her first suit was dismissed last week.
  • 09 Sep 1905 Ida Novitsky brought suit in the circuit court Friday, for a divorce from Joseph J. Novitsky, charging failure to provide for more than two years past.
  • 10 Sep 1905 Special Judge Wilmer Leonard handed down a verdict in the divorce case of Grances Lillian Merryman vs. Eli Merryman. Judge Leonard handed down a decree from the superior court bench granting a decree of divorce to the husband on his cross-complaint and granting him the custody of their children, but requiring him to pay cost of trial and a fee of $75 to his wife's attorney.
  • 12 Sep 1905 Louise Zolman was granted a divorce from Charles Zolman in circuit court.
  • 13 Sep 1905 In the superior court Grace B. Zickgraf filed a cross-complaint in the suit for divorce instituted by her husband, Charles Zickgraf, and charges him with cruelty, with having struck and knocked her down and threatened to kill her.
  • 13 Sep 1905 Judge Heaton dismissed the divorce suit of Samuel H. Sovine vs. Lillian Esther Sovine.
  • 14 Sep 1905 Judge O'Rourke granted Fred Moeller a divorce from Hennie Moeller.
  • 15 Sep 1905 Anna H. Gassert sues for a divorce from Nicholas Gassert.
  • 17 Sep 1905 Christina C. Prill sues for a decree of divorce from Benjamin F. Prill. She charges that the husband has failed to provide for her and they have separated.
  • 19 Sep 1905 The divorce case of Hulda Clara Beckstine vs. J. George Beckstine came up in the superior court yesterday and after talking it over with Judge Heaton, they agreed to drop the case and walked out of his private office arm in arm, just as they did when they were married.
  • 19 Sep 1905 Ella Hirschfelder was granted a decree of divorce from Henry Hirschfelder and the custody of their children.
  • 20 Sep 1905 Pearl M. Wyrock begins action against John T. Wyrock for divorce. She charges her husband with cruel treatment and abandonment.
  • 20 Sep 1905 Mary Schlatter files action for divorce against Christian Schlatter, charging him with extreme cruelty and the use of most abusive and obscene language towards her. She also asks for alimony. The parties live near Leo and Mr. Schlatter is quite well off.
  • 22 Sep 1905 Elizabeth Magner brought suit against Eli Magner to compel him to support her by dividing the returns from a piece of real estate which he owns. She alleges that he abandoned her ten months after their marriage.
  • 23 Sep 1905 Arthur Eix sues for a decree of divorce from Mary B. Eix. The husband charges his wife with leaving his home to live with lewd women at Lima, O.
  • 23 Sep 1905 Mary Estella Turner sues for a decree of divorce from William F. Turner, and she asks alimony in the sum of $2,500. In the complaint the husband is accused of failure to provide properly for her support for two years past, although she sets out the fact that he owns property to the amount of $4,500. The husband is a fireman in the employ of the G. R. & I railway company and they were married in August 1889. She says they have kept house with furniture she bought and she wants it adjudged to her. A restraining order was also secured from Judge Heaton to prevent him from drawing his wages and from molesting his wife during the time the case is pending.
  • 24 Sep 1905 After a brief hearing, Judge Heaton decreed to Arvilla Mae Hoffman a decree of divorce from Gideon H. Hoffman. The charge is desertion.
  • 26 Sep 1905 Olive Beitzell sues Henry J. Beitzell for a decree of divorce. The wife says her husband is a millwright for the Pennsylvania company and she asks that his wages he held until the divorce case is concluded. Mrs. Beitzell says her husband called her vile names, too vile to write, and that he knocked her down on two different occasions.
  • 26 Sep 1905 George W. Blue wants a decree of divorce from Elizabeth Blue. He says she has made things blue for him. That she nagged him, told him he was lazy and that he ate like a hog. On another occasion she bundled up his clothes and asked him to leave, that he was good for nothing. He has concluded to do so.
  • 26 Sep 1905 Judge O'Rourke granted to Sarah E. Stuart a decree of divorce from Morris S. Stuart. The defendant paid the cost.
  • 26 Sep 1905 Judge Hench, representing Francis J. Mentzer this afternoon filed additional paragraphs to the complaint against Florence Mentzer, of Monroeville. The complaint charges her with "trifling with marriage" She keeps constantly nagging him.
  • 27 Sep 1905 Drissilla Mentzer sues Alonzo Mentzer for support.
  • 27 Sep 1905 Waclow Wachnowicz sues Adwig Wachnowicz for a decree of divorce.
  • 27 Sep 1905 Alice Goings sues for a decree of divorce from Wm. H. Goings.
  • 27 Sep 1905 Julia Fanpel sues for a divorce from Adam Fanpel and $2,000 alimony.
  • 27 Sep 1905 Judge Heaton heard some evidence in the Soest divorce case yesterday and continued the hearing for further evidence.
  • 28 Sep 1905 Maryett Zehendner sues for a decree of divorce from Edward J. Zehendner and $500 alimony.
  • 29 Sep 1905 Mary Schlatter was granted a decree of divorce from Christian Schlatter and she was allowed to resume her former name, Mary Milligan.
  • 30 Sep 1905 Judge Heaton granted to Anna Louisa Sost a decree of divorce from Charles Sost and she is permitted to resume her maiden name, Stuter.

  • 04 Oct 1905 Nettie Hughes begins proceedings for a decree of divorce from Michael Hughes, alleging that he is an habitual drunkard and has kicked and abused her.
  • 04 Oct 1905 Minnie Helberg begins action against Henry Frederick Helberg for support for herself and two children. The Pennsylvania Railroad company is made a party to the suit.
  • 05 Oct. 1905 Acting Judge John Morris granted to Jacob Keck a decree of divorce from Mary R. Keck in the superior court.
  • 05 Oct 1905 The divorce case of Johanna Fetters was called in the superior court, but the husband, Monroe C. Fetters did not answer.
  • 06 Oct 1905 S. L. Morris was appointed a special judge to hear the Prill divorce case in the superior court.
  • 06 Oct 1905 Clara Barnes sues for a decree of divorce from Joseph Barnes. The wife charges cruelty and in human treatment; that she was forced to leave him.
  • 07 Oct 1905 Special Judge S. L. Morris, presiding in the superior court, granted to Christina Prill a decree of divorce from Benjamin F. Prill and the custody of their child. The property was equally divided between the contestants.
  • 07 Oct 1905 Eva Grandstaff sues for a decree of divorce from John Grandstaff.
  • 08 Oct 1905 In the case of Mary Estella Turner vs. William F. Turner, for a divorce , the wife filed an amended complaint in which she charges that her husband spent his time in the company of other women and said he loved them better than he loved his legal spouse.
  • 10 Oct 1905 Judge Heaton dismissed the case of Gertie Hughes vs. Michael Hughes.
  • 11 Oct 1905 Effie Corcoran was granted a decree of divorce from John Corcoran in the superior court and it will be made effective as soon as a former complaint filed by the wife is dismissed.
  • 12 Oct 1905 In the divorce case of Mary Estella Turner against William F. Turner, the attorney for the husband filed for him yesterday a sensational cross complaint. He says his wife early evinced a disposition to stray away, that she went to dances with strange men, that she remained out all night and came home in the morning in cabs intoxicated. He tells where she went to Detroit without his consent for three days; that when his brother was dying she went out with other men and when he told her of his brother's death she told him to go to a hotter climate. He makes the charge that she visited a certain lodging house on East Columbia street last month; that she had herself photographed in shocking costumes, naming others with her, and that it is time for him to speak. In spite of all this there is talk of settling the case. The wife is very handsome and gay, but the husband hates to break up his home.
  • 12 Oct 1905 Alvine Schuelkie sues for a limited divorce from Louis Schuelkie. The wife claims her husband spends all his money in saloons with bad women and is cruel and inhuman at home. She asks $25 a month for the support of herself and five children, and the husband is restrained from molesting her or drawing his wages from the Bass works until the suit is heard and concluded.
  • 12 Oct 1905 In the divorce case of Eva Grandstaff vs. John Grandstaff, the defendant is restrained from mortgaging his property or drawing money out of the bank pending hearing of the case.
  • 13 Oct 1905 The divorce case of Anna Williams vs. Albert Williams was venued to the circuit court from Adams county for trial. The complaint says the husband ran off with another woman. The wife asks $1,000 alimony and the custody of their child.
  • 15 Oct 1905 Julia Faupel was granted a decree of divorce from Adam Faupel and awarded her maiden name, Small.
  • 15 Oct 1905 Ethel H. Gray was granted a decree of divorce from Thomas Gray and also her maiden name, Shordan.
  • 15 Oct 1905 Judge O'Rourke cited William Riehl to appear in court and show cause why he should not be punished for contempt for failure to pay his divorce wife a monthly allowance as decreed by the court.
  • 17 Oct 1905 Eva C. Majors sues for a decree of divorce from Walter Majors and $590 alimony. The wife charges cruelty and the use of abusive language to an unusual degree.
  • 17 Oct 1905 Georgia M. Wyatt sues George Wyatt for support.
  • 18 Oct 1905 Anna Bailey filed a sensational divorce complaint yesterday. She charges her husband, Edward Bailey, with being cruel to her, with knocking her down with his fist and finally striking her with a fence rail, rendering her unconscious. Bailey is in jail and ought to be kept there.
  • 18 Oct 1905 Clara Barnes was granted a decree of divorce from Joseph Barnes, and the children were awarded to her as well.
  • 20 Oct 1905 Judge Heaton granted to Alice Varner a decree of divorce from John Varner. The wife was given $500 alimony and the custody of their child.
  • 20 Oct 1905 Carl V. White sues for a decree of divorce from Lottie White.
  • 22 Oct 1905 Elida Martin sues for a decree of divorce from Edward J. Martin and the husband is enjoined from drawing any wages pending the suit.
  • 25 Oct 1905 Ellen Moore files a complaint against her husband, John Moore, asking for a limited separation, because she cannot live with him. The wife declares that Moore spends his time in places of bad repute, with women of soiled lives, that he has not provided her with clothing enough to cover her, that he has left her for a year at a time. She asks $40 per month for support. Judge Heaton restrained Moore from visiting the home of his wife at No. 1606 West Main street and enjoined the Eckart Packing company from paying him wages pending judgment in the case.
  • 25 Oct 1905 August Witte asks the court to grant him a decree of divorce from Augusta Witte. He says they separated last Saturday that she called him vile names and accused him of violating his marriage vows. She had a habit of striking him with anything she could lay her hands on and he says she also broke down the doors of the house and finally threatened to shoot him. Then he thought it was time to move.
  • 25 Oct 1905 Mary Schenk begins suit for a limited separation from Peter Schenk. The husband is accused of leaving his family without support that he wants to get her property that he refuses to pay family bills. She asks limited separation and $30 a month for herself and three children.
  • 26 Oct 1905 Jessie Eiler sues for a decree of divorce from Samuel S. Eiler, and asks $5,000 alimony. The traction company is restrained from paying him wages and the husband is restrained from disposing of any of his real or personal property pending judgment in the case.
  • 28 Oct 1905 Joanna Fetters obtained a decree of divorce from Marion E. Fetters in the superior court.
  • 31 Oct 1905 Judge Heaton granted a decree of divorce to Myrtle Benard from Mondus M. Benard and also gave her the custody of their child.
  • 31 Oct 1905 Judge Heaton heard evidence in the divorce case of Ida Novitski against Joseph J. Novitski, and continued the hearing for further testimony.
  • 31 Oct 1905 George W. Keller sues for a decree of divorce from Elizabeth Keller.

  • 05 Nov 1905 Judge Heaton granted to Florence Mentzer a decree of divorce from Marion Mentzer, although the husband applied for the decree of separation. The court also awarded the wife the custody of their two children and requires the husband to pay $5 per month for the support of each child.
  • 05 Nov 1905 George W. Keller was granted a decree of divorce from Elizabeth Keller.
  • 05 Nov 1905 Anna Williams was granted a decree of divorce from Albert Williams and the custody of their child, Laura aged ten years, was awarded to the plaintiff. This case was venued from Adams county.
  • 07 Nov 1905 Judge O'Rourke granted to Dora Crawford a decree of divorce from Ernst Crawford and gave the wife the custody of their child.
  • 07 Nov 1905 The divorce case of Mary Schenk vs. Peter Schenk was dismissed by Judge O'Rourke.
  • 10 Nov 1905 Mary Crowe applies for a decree of divorce from George W. Crowe. The complaint accuses the husband of cruel and inhuman treatment and desertion of his wife and baby.
  • 11 Nov 1905 Harry Aker sues for a decree of divorce from Sadie Aker. A short time ago the mother deserted the child and abandoned her husband. The allegation is made that she struck her husband with a butcher knife and pulled a revolver on him, threatening to take his life.
  • 14 Nov 1905 Minnie Druhot brought suit for a divorce from John F. Druhot, alleging drunkenness, failure to provide, and cruelty. A restraining order was secured from Judge Heaton by which Druhot is forbidden to visit or otherwise molest the plaintiff. She asks for the custody of the children and $3,000 alimony.
  • 14 Nov 1905 Mary Egley, who was married to Frederick Egley in 1901, wants a divorce because she says her husband does not support her.
  • 15 Nov 1905 Charlotte Kreuter sues for a legal separation from John Kreuter, without a divorce alleging that he has abused her. She does not want an absolute divorce.
  • 16 Nov 1905 Wood B. Wiley sues Maud M. Wiley for a divorce.
  • 16 Nov 1905 Ray C. Reaser sues for a divorce from Jessie P. Reaser. The complaint was not allowed to remain for the newspaper men.
  • 16 Nov 1905 Jessie C. Lennart says that Joseph J. Lennart, to whom she was married in 1901, failed to provide for her and treated her cruely, and is asking for a divorce.
  • 17 Nov 1905 Minerva Griffith wants a divorce from her husband, Major Kern Griffith, and $2,500 from Laura B. Smith, wife of Charles A. Smith, for causing her marital troubles. Mrs. Griffith has brought suit for a divorce, charging her husband with having failed to provide for her and her children, and with having forsaken her for another woman. In another complaint Mrs. Griffith says Mrs. Smith is the cause of the estrangement. She says Mrs. Smith enticed the fickle Griffith away and that for two years part illicit love has been carried on. Finally, she claims, on September 26, last, her husband deserted her because of the wiles of Mrs. Smith.
  • 17 Nov 1905 There was a further hearing in the Kirchefer divorce case, and Judge Heaton ordered the defendant, Herman Kirchefer to pay his wife $334.65.
  • 18 Nov 1905 Carrie Sweet brought suit in the superior court Friday against her husband, Warren Sweet for support. Sweet is a traveling salesman for the Horton Manufacturing company, and that corporation is made a co-defendant because it is alleged to owe him wages. Mrs. Sweet say she was deserted two years ago last August and has ever since been compelled to support herself and her two children by sewing, her recreant spouse contributing nothing. She asks for $2,000 in monthly installments of $30.
  • 19 Nov 1905 Mae Condon sues for a divorce from Charles T. Condon, charging him with drunkenness, cruel treatment and neglect. She asks for the custody of her child and $2,000 alimony.
  • 21 Nov 1905 A new chapter was added to the ugly Hammond-Keller domestic affair Monday, when Mrs. Nancy J. Hammond sued for and was granted a divorce from Dr. A. K. Hammond. Two weeks ago George Keller was granted a divorce from his wife on the ground of infidelity, and a few days later he brought suit against Dr. Hammond for $10,000 for alienating his wife's affections. Monday Mrs. Hammond asked for a divorce, charging her husband with associating with women of ill-repute, and Judge Heaton granted the decree. The Hammonds were married in 1871 and have several grown children.
  • 22 Nov 1905 Rosa Watson brought suit for a divorce from Samuel Watson on the ground of failure to support. She has been forced to earn her own living by sewing.
  • 23 Nov 1905 In the circuit court May Condon was granted a divorce from Charles Condon and was awarded the custody of her child.
  • 23 Nov 1905 Sarah Baker was given a divorce from Benjamin Baker in circuit court.
  • 23 Nov 1905 In superior court with Wilmer Leonard acting as special judge, Ray Reaser was granted a divorce from Jessie P. Reaser.
  • 24 Nov 1905 Melissa Latta was granted a divorce from Abraham Latta. The wife showed that the husband had abandoned her twice within one year for the society of another woman.
  • 24 Nov 1905 Judge O'Rourke granted Grace B. Zickgraf a divorce from Charles Zickgraf, and issued an order permitting her to reassume her maiden name, Grace B. Wilhelm.
  • 25 Nov 1905 Minnie Helberg, who sued her husband, Henry F. Helberg for support, obtained a judgment of $1,000 in the circuit court.
  • 27 Nov 1905 Algina Archer filed suit for a divorce from John D. Archer, setting forth a long course of brutality and cruel treatment extending over a period of many years. They were married in 1873 and separated last week. The defendant is postmaster at Arcola.
  • 27 Nov 1905 Jennie Rison sues for a divorce from John Rison, charging cruel treatment.
  • 28 Nov 1905 Edna Wickliffe files suit for a divorce from Benjamin H. Wickliffe, to whom she was married in December, 1902. She says he disappeared in September, 1904, and she believes he enlisted in the United States Navy.
  • 30 Nov 1905 Nettie Stroffler brings suit for a divorce from Michael Stroffler, alleging cruel treatment and failure to provide. She says she was married to Stoffler in March, 1904, and was forced to leave him this month. In her complaint she says he frequently beat her and ence forced her to leave home in her night clothing.
  • 30 Nov 1905 Pearl M. Wyrock obtained a divorce from John T. Wyrock, whom she charged with desertion and failure to provide.

  • 02 Dec 1905 St. Louis, Mo., Dec.1 - An affidavit filed in Judge Ryan's court today alleges that David F. Berberich is prosecuting two divorce suits against Mary W. Berberich, of New Haven, Ind. The couple lived together twenty-six years before their separation at New Haven, June 3, 1903. Berberich filed suit in the St. Louis circuit court in August 22, 1905, alleging that his wife had a habit of arising at 10 p.m. and screaming. On one occasion, he said he had to leave the house and try to sleep in a lumber pile, his wife following him and threatening him with an ax. In the petition filed to-day asking for alimony and legal expenses, Mrs. Berberich alleges that her husband filed suit for a divorce in the circuit court of Allen county, Indiana, December 14, 1903, and that the case is still pending there. Judge Ryan ordered that the wife's petition be placed on the law docket and that Berberich be brought into court to show why his suit here should not be dismissed.
  • 04 Dec 1905 Frances M. Gindelsparger began suit in the circuit court for a divorce from Mead A. Gindelsparger, alleging cruel treatment. In her complaint, Mrs. Gindelsparger says her husband was habitually cruel and brutal, and had a habit of holding the babies under a water works faucet when they cried, and drenching them with cold water. She says he also failed to provide sustenance for the family.
  • 05 Dec 1905 Judge Heaton gave Anna Bailey a divorce from Edward Bailey.
  • 05 Dec 1905 Charlotte Kreuter received a two years separation from John Kreuter. If the husband quits drinking and agrees to support his wife he may resume his wedded state in twenty-four months.
  • 06 Dec 1905 Cassie Sweet was granted a divorce from Warren Sweet by Judge O'Rourke. The wife proved that her husband had failed to support her.
  • 07 Dec 1905 Mrs. Elizabeth Mounsir filed suit in the superior court for a divorce from Nelson Mounsir, charging him with cruel treatment and drunkenness. She demands $2,000 alimony, the custody of her two children, and $20 a month for their support. Judge Heaton issued a restraining order forbidding Mounsir from selling $300 worth of family silverware which he is accused of having carried away, or in any way interfering with his wife or family. Mounsir is a well-known restaurant man.
  • 07 Dec 1905 Samuel Eiler filed a cross-complaint in answer to a divorce suit brought by his wife, Josie, a few days ago. He makes serious charges against the plaintiff.
  • 11 Dec 1905 Husta L. Trim asks for a divorce from John Adam Trim, charging him with cruel treatment and using "vile and ungodly language toward her in the presence of their children."
  • 11 Dec 1905 Lillie Nulf sues for a divorce from Irving Nulf. The complaint alleges that Nulf was a wife beater.
  • 11 Dec 1905 Carrie Fairfield was given a decree of separation from Dr. George Fairfield, and the court also allowed her $3,000 for the support of herself and her child. Fairfield is now practicing medicine in Texas.
  • 12 Dec 1905 Myrtle Bovine sues for a divorce from Harvey Bovine, alleging cruel treatment and lack of support.
  • 12 Dec 1905 The case of Alzina Archer vs. John D. Archer was dismissed.
  • 13 Dec 1905 Mrs. Viola Gones, the mother of ten black children, is the heroine of a romance of the Enoch Arden variety, according to her story, told in a suit for a divorce from James Gones, which was instituted yesterday by her attorney. She says she was married to Gones just after the civil war, she and her husband having been slaves in Kentucky. They moved to Evansvillle, and six children were born to them. Twenty-five years ago, she says, her spouse disappeared and she came to Fort Wayne with her family. Hearing nothing from her husband for two years, she married Jacob Venable in 1882, and bore him four children. A few days ago Mr. Gones, the absentee, walked in upon her and introduced himself. After ascertaining the state of affairs he left again. Mrs. Venable, who always believed her first husband dead, now wants to be divorce from him. Once the decree is granted she will be remarried to Venable.
  • 13 Dec 1905 Cora E. Hosack, in suing for a divorce from William Hosack, says her liege lord accused her of infidelity, beat and choked her, threatened to kill her, and made her earn her own living.
  • 14 Dec 1905 Mrs. Elizabeth Elberson, through her attorneys filed suit for divorce from George W. Elberson, alleging cruelty and inhuman treatment.
  • 15 Dec 1905 The case of Mrs. Sadie Knepper against her husband, Don Knepper is on trial before Judge Heaton in the superior court. The parties reside in Aboit township and separated four months ago. The wife claims $180 which she says she lent her husband and Knepper has a counter claim for goods which he alleges were carried off by his wife.
  • 16 Dec 1905 An application for a change of venue was filed in the divorce suit of Ida F. Myers against Charles H. Myers.
  • 17 Dec 1905 Elizabeth Elberson was granted a decree of divorce from George W. Elberson, on the ground of cruelty.
  • 18 Dec 1905 An order was issued in the superior court requiring Peter Freiberger to appear in court to show cause why he should not be held in indirect contempt for failing to pay his divorced wife $15 alimony on Nov. 2 and Dec. 2. as ordered.
  • 19 Dec 1905 Charles G. Schlaudroff filed suit for a divorce from Millie Schlaudroff. He says she whipped him and refused to care for the house.
  • 19 Dec 1905 Lillian V. Starke applied for and was granted a divorce from William H. Starke. She proved that he was cruel in his conduct toward her and the divorce was granted at once by Judge Heaton. The plaintiff is given permission to resume her maiden name, Read.
  • 19 Dec 1905 Emma Branstrator has filed suit in the circuit court asking divorce from Jason D. Branstrator and demanding alimony in the sum of $2,000. The allegation is cruel and inhuman treatment and the complaint has been withdrawn from the files.
  • 22 Dec 1905 Jennie Hall sues for a divorce from Edgar M. Hall, charging cruel treatment, nagging, scolding and beating, and that her health has been impaired in consequence. She asks for $500 alimony.
  • 25 Dec 1905 In the case of Ella Hirschfelder vs. Henry Hirschfelder, a former decree was modified by Judge Heaton and the custody of the child was given to the father, the defendant in the case.
  • 28 Dec 1905 Harrison W. Kryder sues for a divorce from Mary Kryder. The complaint was withdrawn from the files.
  • 28 Dec 1905 Liona Wilson brought suit for a divorce from John Wilson asking for $5,000 alimony. Judge O'Rourke gave an immediate hearing and granted the divorce. Mrs. Wilson charged that her spouse was cruel during the twenty-eight years of their married life and she could live with him no longer. Judge O'Rourke granted her the custody of the three minor children and $3,000 alimony. Afterwards, the husband also deeded to his wife a $2,500 piece of property in Nebraska.
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