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Divorce News and Records, Allen Co., Indiana

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1906

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette


  • 03 Jan 1906 Judge O'Rourke granted to Jennie Hall a decree of divorce from Edgar M. Hall.
  • 05 Jan 1906 William H. Current sues for a decree of divorce from Mary E. Current. The complaint disappeared as soon as it was filed.
  • 05 Jan 1906 Judge O'Rourke granted to Jennie Rison a decree of divorce from John Rison.
  • 06 Jan 1906 E. Anna Greenlun sues for a decree of divorce from Francis M. Greenlun, because he has failed to provide for her.
  • 06 Jan 1906 Judge O'Rourke dismissed the divorce case of Henry B. Houts vs. Alice Houts at plaintiff's cost.
  • 07 Jan 1906 Judge O'Rourke granted Charles G. Schlaudroff a divorce from Millie Schlaudroff, on statutory grounds.
  • 09 Jan 1906 George L. Cressler was granted a decree of divorce from Lillian Cressler in the superior court.
  • 11 Jan 1906 Judge Heaton granted to Jessie A. Lennart a decree of divorce from Joseph Lennart, and she was given permission to resume her maiden name, Jessie Malone.
  • 11 Jan 1906 John J. Fritz asks Judge O'Rourke to grant him a decree of divorce from Minnie Fritz, his wife. He charges her with calling him vile names, with making him the target for books and other missiles when he chided her for staying out at night.
  • 11 Jan 1906 Special Judge Wilmer Leonard was to have taken up the Moore divorce case for final hearing in the superior court, but Mrs. Ellen Moore, wife of the defendant, John W. Moore, was taken suddenly ill in court and had to be conveyed to her home.
  • 12 Jan 1906 Nora Roberts sues for a decree of divorce from Alphonse Roberts and she also wants the custody of their children. In addition to firing a shot at her, Mrs. Roberts say that her husband has called her bad names, accused her of infidelity, cursed and abused her and rendered living with him out of the question. They were married March 30, 1900, and lived together until Sunday of this week.
  • 12 Jan 1906 Frances Parreguay filed proceedings in the superior court against Theodore F. Parreguay and among other allegations in support of her complaint alleges that although he had $1,000 between June and December of last year he gave her only $2.10 for her support and that of her family. They were married November 17, 1878, and she states that her husband began to abuse her a year afterward and that she had stood it because of her children and in the hope that he would reform. She states that he struck her in the eye while she was in a delicate condition and while she was helping take off his overcoat when he was too drunk to perform the act for himself. On Jan 10 he threw her on a couch and struck her repeatedly and she decided to quit him and sue for divorce. As a parting shot he is accused of having forced her to make her own living and because she did not get her washing done by noon to prepare his dinner he has cursed her and wished the house would burn down and consume her at the same time. She asked the custody of their three children and $3,000 alimony.
  • 12 Jan 1906 Caroline McGuire was granted a divorce from William McGuire and the custody of their two children in superior court.
  • 12 Jan 1906 Marion J. Mentzer is cited to appear in court next Monday and answer for contempt in not complying with the decree of divorce recently granted to Mrs. Mentzer.
  • 13 Jan 1906 Charles Lorenz begins proceedings for a decree of divorce from Louisa Lorenz. The plaintiff declares that he is sixty-five years old, has been married more than a quarter of a century and that a reconciliation with his wife is impossible. Mr. and Mrs. Lorenz joined fortunes in March, 1875, and have had seven children, of whom two are minors. He says that for years his wife has persisted in calling him highly colored names irrespective of the fact that his children and strangers were present when she made up her mind to air her opinion of him. In addition she is said to have thrown hot coffee and slops on him, to have ordered him away from home and on one occasion requested one of his grown sons to throw him out. She would not, he says, permit him to take his meals with family and would not prepare food when he was hungry.
  • 14 Jan 1906 Charles Lorenz was granted by Judge Heaton a decree of divorce from Louisa Lorenz, but the husband is required to pay costs of suit. The wife was granted the custody of their minor children.
  • 16 Jan 1906 Judge O'Rourke granted to Rosa Watson a decree of divorce from Samuel Watson.
  • 16 Jan 1906 Judge Heaton divorced Josie Eiler from Samuel Eiler.
  • 16 Jan 1906 Judge Heaton divorced May Egly from Frederick Egly.
  • 16 Jan 1906 The divorce case of Victoria McCartney vs. Calvin McCartney was partly heard by Judge Heaton.
  • 16 Jan 1906 Josephine Marvinske applied for a divorce from George Marvinske, because he struck and kicked her, called her vile names and was brutal always.
  • 19 Jan 1906 Minerva Griffith was granted a decree of divorce from Major Kern Griffith because he went out driving and got intimate with another woman. Judge Heaton gave the wife custody of their three children and requires the father to pay $10 a month for their support the first four years, $7 for the next five years and $4 for the next six years.
  • 19 Jan 1906 John M. Lewis was granted a decree of divorce from Anna Lewis, but he had to pay the cost, Judge O'Rourke decreed.
  • 20 Jan 1906 Lillian Danehy sues Phillip Danehy for a divorce, and the Pennsylvania company is restrained from paying the husband wages until the case is heard. The husband is accused in the complaint of beastly cruelty toward his wife while she was in a delicate state.
  • 20 Jan 1906 Elenor Prange sues for a decree of divorce from William Prange, who is accused of cruel treatment and conduct that led to the wife to fear for her life. She asks for $5,000 alimony.
  • 21 Jan 1906 In the divorce case of Harrison W. Kryder vs. May Kryder, the wife filed with Judge Heaton a motion for a change of venue from the county. No action has been taken as yet.
  • 23 Jan 1906 The divorce application of Lillian Denehy against Phillip Denehy was dismissed in the superior court yesterday.
  • 23 Jan 1906 Judge Heaton granted to Mary Croll a decree of divorce from George W. Croll and the custody was well of their children.
  • 23 Jan 1906 Saimon Zytoon began proceedings for divorce from Nazla Zytoon because his wife insists on telling him she is in love with Amin Risk and one or two other men, and she also served notice on her husband that if he did not leave her she would leave him, and this Mr. Zytoon thinks is too much.
  • 23 Jan 1906 Judge O'Rourke granted William E. Current a decree of divorce from Mary E. Current and the custody of their six minor children.
  • 24 Jan 1906 Sarah E. Woods asks for a decree of divorce from Franklin Woods, $500 alimony and the custody of their two children. The husband is accused of breaking his marriage vows, and women at Ossian and Decatur are named as co-respondents.
  • 25 Jan 1906 Dr. L. A. Worch, a well-known man about town and prominent republican politician, is the defendant in a suit for divorce instituted Thursday afternoon by his wife, Louisa A. Worch. The complaint alleges that the doctor failed in the signal duty of a husband to support his wife.
  • 25 Jan 1906 Anna Reaser sued for a divorce from Charles Reaser, and the complaint with withdrawn from the files.
  • 25 Jan 1906 Elenora Wickliffe was given a divorce from Benjamin H. Wickliffe.
  • 27 Jan 1906 Myrtle Zimmer sues for a decree of divorce from Cyrus Zimmer and the defendant is enjoined by Judge O'Rourke from disposing of his property pending the hearing of the cause.
  • 27 Jan 1906 Anna Bowers sues Henry Bowers for a decree of divorce and in the complaint the wife, who is the mother of six children, declares that the husband knocked her down, dragged her over the floor and threatened to kill her.
  • 28 Jan 1906 Fitz G. Rogers sues for a decree of divorce from Etta W. Rogers. The complaint charges the husband with desertion.
  • 28 Jan 1906 Louisa Saffen asks for a decree of divorce from Thomas Saffen who, she charges, struck and abused her, threw bottles and other missiles at her when he was drunk, and that was his habitual state the complaint says. The husband is restrained by Judge Heaton from molesting his wife or disposing of any of his property until the case is heard, Feb. 8.
  • 31 Jan 1906 Judge O'Rourke held court long enough Tuesday to restrain Fitz G. Rogers from disposing of his property and the Wabash Valley Traction company from paying his wages until his application for divorce from his wife is heard. The defendant, his wife, secured the action and in a cross complaint charges among other things that in the six years they have been married he has not provided on an average of $1 a year to clothe her and that most of her raiment has been given to her by friends and relatives. She alleges that he called her vile and abusive names in the presence of their three children, spent his money for drink and failed to provide and that she was compelled to take in boarders and roomers to keep the domestic pot boiling. They have three children and she asks the custody, stating that she was compelled to leave him several days ago.

  • 02 Feb 1906 Henry Kissinger is cited to appear before Judge Heaton next Monday to answer for contempt in not paying $25 attorney fees for a decree of divorce for his wife.
  • 03 Feb 1906 Mary Shaughnessy filed proceedings for a decree of divorce from Michael Shaughnessy. The parties were married in 1891 and lived together until January 30th last, when Mr. Shaughnessy left home. The wife says he has failed to provide for herself and children, spending his money for liquor. She says he has been a habitual drunkard for two years past. They have seven children living and the wife asks their custody.
  • 07 Feb 1906 Nellie Shanley sues for a decree of divorce from Frank M. Shanley charging her husband with cruelty, with being an habitual drunkard, with beating and kicking and knocking her down, with threatening her life, and using a chair to beat her. Mr. Shanley is enjoined from disposing of any property until the case is heard.
  • 09 Feb 1906 Judge O'Rourke last evening granted to Anna Reaser a decree of divorce from Charles Reaser. The ground was abandonment and failure to support.
  • 09 Feb 1906 In the superior court the case of Lillian Pl Laure for divorce from William Lauer was dismissed.
  • 10 Feb 1906 Ida F. Meyers was granted a divorce from Charles H. Meyers, and Judge Heaton decreed that she be allowed to resume her maiden name, Fritz.
  • 11 Feb 1906 Myrtle Bovine was granted a divorce from Harvey Bovine and Judge O'Rourke granted her the custody of her two-year-old child. The charge was failure to provide.
  • 13 Feb 1906 Affidavit of publication was filed in the circuit court yesterday in the divorce suit of Viola Gones against James Gones, and Deputy Clerk William Hammond discovered that it had not been published three successive weeks in the Monroeville Breese unless an error was made in the document. The case is one in which the woman married after she had been separated from Gones for several years. He turned up not long ago and found her happy with her husband, and by agreement he left and the wife began divorce proceedings. The parties are negro's.
  • 14 Feb 1906 Joseph Johnson filed application for a decree of divorce from Anna Johnson at 1:30 on the charge that the wife was cruel to him and indifferent, and at 2:30 both parties were free by decree of Judge Heaton.
  • 14 Feb 1906 Olive and Daniel Odom were in the superior court again to dismiss the action for ejectment. The wife filed action for divorce, the husband answered with a cross complaint, and then on agreement the divorce was granted to Mrs. Odom, while Mr. Odom's general denial was sustained. The wife charged the husband with failure to provide.
  • 14 Feb 1906 Louisa Biddlecome was given a decree of divorce from John Biddlecome. The wife accuses him of having filed an affidavit charging her with improper relations with one Crance, also stating they he failed to provide for her, that they had not lived together since October. She filed a divorce suit once before and the husband made a fight against the granting of a decree and Col. R. S. Robertson, as special judge, declined to give her, her freedom. They were married since 1883.
  • 14 Feb 1906 Louisa A. Worch was granted by Judge O'Rourke a decree of divorce from L. A. Worch, who sat in court and heard his wife verify her complaint of cruelty and failure to provide without even uttering a word in contradiction.
  • 14 Feb 1906 Myrtle Dinieus was granted a decree of divorce from Bert W. Dinieus. Mrs. Dinieus alleges that he has deserted her. They were married in 1898 and two years later he is said to have left her and to have made no provision for her support. The case was heard yesterday and a decree granted.
  • 18 Feb 1906 Judge O'Rourke granted Hesta L. Trim a decree of divorce from John Adam Trim on the ground of cruelty and brutality.
  • 18 Feb 1906 Alice Sweeney asks for a decree of divorce from Michael Sweeney on the plain ground that he abandoned her and her children. Mrs. Sweeney wants the custody of children and $500 alimony for caring for them.
  • 18 Feb 1906 Motions were filed in the case of Moore vs. Moore in the superior court and Special Judge Wilmer Leonard will hear them Monday. The action is for divorce and both parties are restrained, the wife from disposing of certain property, the husband from visiting her and he wants that injunction modified so that he can look at the farm.
  • 22 Feb 1906 Benjamin F. Ryan sues for a decree of divorce from Ida Ryan, charging that the wife abandoned him three years ago and is still absent from him bed and board without cause or provocation.
  • 23 Feb 1906 Benjamin F. Ryan was granted a decree of divorce from Ida Ryan and the husband paid the costs in the circuit court.
  • 27 Feb 1906 Deserted but little more than a month after her marriage, Mrs. Abbie Stork waited five years for her husband to return, and finally tired of waiting, she filed an application for a divorce in the circuit court Monday afternoon. In her complaint, Mrs. Stork says she was married to Owen C. Stork on Dec. 31, 1900, and that on Feb. 8, 1901, he deserted her.
  • 27 Feb 1906 In the superior court Special Judge Wilmer Leonard granted Ellen Moore a limited divorce from John W. Moore. The defendant was ordered to pay his wife $20 per month alimony for a period of two years.

  • 01 Mar 1906 Mary Ann Hilker asks for a decree of divorce from the well-known Pennsylvania engineer, William H. Hilker. She also wants $1,000 alimony and the restoration of her maiden name, Ertel. She alleges in her complaint that she fears he will execute a threat to take her life and she was given a restraining order to prevent him from molesting her. They were married Dec. 12, 1901, and the wife states in her complaint that Hilker is an habitual drunkard and that he has failed for more than two years to make provision for her support and has compelled her to live with her parents. She also says that shortly after they were married he choked her on a public street and attempted to tear a coat from her back. There are other charges of cruelty which she recites.
  • 03 Mar 1906 Esther I. Hartley sues for a decree of divorce from Nelson L. Hartley, who deserted her and his child.
  • 03 Mar 1906 Bessie Thomas sues Abraham Thomas, whom she married at nineteen, and who abandoned her in a year.
  • 05 Mar 1906 John W. Brenenkant sues for a decree of divorce from Hazel Brenenkant.
  • 07 Mar 1906 Ollie Donahue has filed a suit in the circuit court in which she demands an annulment of a marriage contract entered into with John T. Donahue and alleges in support of her application failure to provide. The complaint states that the parties entered into a marriage contract, and have one child which is in the custody of the mother. It is alleged that Donahue is a man perfectly capable of making a living for his family but has failed to do so. They live at 1926 South Calhoun street.
  • 07 Mar 1906 Gussie Lehman filed a suit for divorce from Oliver Lehman in the circuit court and asks in addition to a decree, alimony in the sum of $1,000. She states they were married August 11, 1903, and lived together until last November. He is charged with having struck and beaten her and with threats against her life. She got a restraining order to keep him from disposing of his property.
  • 08 Mar 1906 Vivian Ketchum sues for a decree a divorce from George Ketchum.
  • 09 Mar 1906 Vivian Ketchum was granted a decree of divorce from George Ketchum and also the custody of their child.
  • 09 Mar 1906 Mary Shelvey brings suit for divorce from William Harry Shelvey and the Indiana Harbor railroad and the Pennsylvania company are made parties so as to reach the husband's wages.
  • 09 Mar 1906 Mary Kaliker begins proceedings for divorce from John Kaliker. She says her husband abused her, was cruel and told her to pack up her clothes and get out. She says her husband is a habitual drunkard. Mrs. Kaliker wants $1,000 alimony and the custody of their three children.
  • 10 Mar 1906 The case of Mary Ann Hiliker vs. William Hiliker for divorce was settled out of court and dismissed by Judge O'Rourke.
  • 10 Mar 1906 Eliza Lemington was granted a divorce from Jacob Lemington and was also given the custody of the two children.
  • 10 Mar 1906 Charles Cole was restrained from drawing his wages from the L. E. & W. Railway company pending the hearing of divorce proceedings instituted against him by his wife, Lola Cole.
  • 11 Mar 1906 Nancy J. Andrews sues for a decree of divorce from Henry S. Andrews, because he has been extremely cruel and brutal, because he has beaten her, accused her of improprieties and taken money from her. She fears her husband, and the court restrained him from visiting her.
  • 13 Mar 1906 The case of Christian Salga vs. Grederick Salga was dismissed in the circuit court.
  • 13 Mar 1906 Francis Greenlun failed to respond when his wife's case was called in the superior court and State's Attorney Ninde will plead his case.
  • 14 Mar 1906 Blanche Helvey sues for a decree of divorce from Charles Helvey.
  • 14 Mar 1906 Maud Roberson asks for a divorce from Gerry Roberson because he kicked her and struck her and called her vile names and questioned her chastity. Mrs. Roberson wants $1,000 alimony.
  • 14 Mar 1906 Ada Farra wants a divorce from Frank Farra because he cursed her, would not buy her clothes and locked her out of their house although she says she has been a faithful and affectionate wife.
  • 17 Mar 1906 Laura A. Foughty sues for a decree of divorce from Charles K. Foughty. She charges the husband with cruel treatment and failure to provide for her comfort and support.
  • 18 Mar 1906 Helena Stoll asked for a divorce from Otto Stoll, charging him with treating her cruelly and having an ungovernable temper. A restraining order was secured prohibiting Stoll from molesting her and from disposing of his property.
  • 18 Mar 1906 Pearl Rublin filed suit for a divorce from Edward Rubin, but the complaint was taken from the file.
  • 18 Mar 1906 Nellie Potts has concluded that life with Burwell Potts is no longer endurable and she asks for a divorce and the custody of the children.
  • 18 Mar 1906 Special Judge Samuel Morris in the superior court gave Anna Greenlun a divorce from Francis M. Greenlun.
  • 18 Mar 1906 Winfield Peters was granted a decree severing her marital bonds with Oliver Peters.
  • 20 Mar 1906 The divorce case of Mary Kaliker vs. John Kaliker was dismissed.
  • 21 Mar 1906 Della Smith was granted a decree of divorce from Charles Smith, who abandoned his family.
  • 22 Mar 1906 Jessie V. Caston has filed a divorce suit against John E. Caston, and charges that he beat her while they were riding in a wagon, that he failed to provide, spent his time with dissolute companions and is an habitual drunkard. They were married in May, 1895, and separated in February of last year.
  • 22 Mar 1906 Special Judge S.L. Morris has sent the divorce case of Harrison Kryder against Mary Krider to DeKalb county on a change of venue.
  • 22 Mar 1906 Oliver Lehman had the restraining order obtained by his wife in her application for divorce modified so as to permit him to go home after a pair of pants, a magnetic tack hammer and a box of screws.
  • 24 Mar 1906 Anna Bowers was granted a decree of divorce from Henry Bowers, the custody of minor children, $100 alimony, a cow, a pig and the household goods.
  • 24 Mar 1906 Willis J. Eckels sues for a decree of divorce from Ruth Eckels.
  • 25 Mar 1906 Judge Heaton granted Blanche Helvey a decree of divorce from Charles Helvey.
  • 25 Mar 1906 Rosamond Beard asks for a decree of divorce from George Beard on the ground of abandonment. The husband in two years contributed $4 to the support of his wife and child is the complaint.
  • 25 Mar 1906 Ada Farra was divorced from Frank Farra and the wife was allowed to assume her maiden name, Ada Reed.
  • 25 Mar 1906 Willis J. Eckels paid the cost of obtaining a divorce from Ruth A. Eckels.
  • 27 Mar 1906 The John W. Brenenkant vs. Hazel Brenenkant divorce case is dismissed in the superior court.
  • 28 Mar 1906 Salmon Zytoon obtained a decree of divorce from Nazle Zytoon in the superior court.
  • 29 Mar 1906 Ester I. Hartley sues for a decree of divorce from Nelson L. Hartley.
  • 31 Mar 1906 Pearl Rubin was granted a decree of divorce from Edward Rubin by Judge O'Rourke.

  • 03 Apr 1906 Annette Stephens sues for a decree of divorce from William T. Stephens on the ground of cruelty and inhuman treatment.
  • 03 Apr 1906 Franklin Woods is cited to appear in the superior court April to show why he should not be punished for contempt in not paying money as ordered in the divorce proceedings of his wife.
  • 03 Apr 1906 Fern V. Bierce asks for a decree of divorce from Jessie Bierce, whom he accuses of leading a disreputable life. She was cruel and to give variety to their honeymoon threw various articles at him.
  • 03 Apr 1906 Hiram K. Tandy asks for a decree of divorce from Lynn Tandy. The complaint says that Mrs. Tandy neglected her household duties for "frivolous gayeties and pastimes", such as entertaining young men at her home, staying out at unseasonable hours with them and cutting other capers calculated to cause people to gossip about her and question her character.
  • 04 Apr 1906 Acting Judge Morris in the superior court granted Florence Besancon a divorce from Henry Besancon Tuesday afternoon.
  • 06 Apr 1906 Minnie Wyatt sues for a divorce and alimony from Marion Wyatt, whom she accuses of cruelty and failure to support her.
  • 09 Apr 1906 In the superior court on her cross complaint, Lottie White was granted a divorce from Carl V. White. He deserted her in a hotel in a strange city penniless with her six year old daughter.
  • 10 Apr 1906 In the circuit court Maryett Zehender obtained from Edward J. Zehender a decree of divorce.
  • 14 Apr 1906 Charles Heppner sues for a divorce from Elizabeth Heppner, charging cruel treatment and neglect. He says he provided well for his wife and her ten-year-old daughter by a former marriage, but she was dissatisfied because he would not give her a few dollars pin money every month. He says she managed to provide herself and daughter with the best kind of food, but forced him to be content with the coarsest provender, illy cooked, and sometimes even made him stay away from the house altogether.
  • 14 Apr 1906 Minnie Wyatt was given a divorce from Marion Wyatt by Judge O'Rourke.
  • 15 Apr 1906 Judge O'Rourke granted to Annette Stephens a decree of divorce from William Stephens and she is allowed to resume her maiden name of Annette Powell.
  • 15 Apr 1906 In the superior court this afternoon Sarah E. Woods was granted a divorce from Franklin Woods.
  • 16 Apr 1906 Nmlellee Risk wants a divorce from Nave Risk. The husband left her because he couldn't pronounce her first name.
  • 19 Apr 1906 Emma Cope applies for a decree of divorce from Berton W. Cope because he has failed to provide for her.
  • 19 Apr 1906 The case of Andrew J. Smith vs. Sabin Smith was venued from Allen county to Adams county for trial.
  • 25 Apr 1906 Jessie V. Caston was granted a decree of divorce from John E. Caston and Judge Heaton requires him to pay $6 a month for the support of their child until it is sixteen years old.
  • 26 Apr 1906 Anna Vachon asks for a decree of divorce from William Vachon and $500 alimony. The wife alleges that her husband beat and abused her, called her names and accused her of infidelity. She asserts that he has violated his marriage vow a number of times since their wedding, which took place September 25, 1900. He is employed at the Bass foundry, and a restraining order was issued to prevent him from drawing his wages or disposing of his property.
  • 26 Apr 1906 Minerva G. Baird wants a decree of divorce from Oliver G. Baird. She says he compelled her to go out and work for her living, although he was able to provide. They live at 1413 McCulloch street, and he has been restrained from disposing of their property.
  • 28 Apr 1906 Lloyd E. Study was granted a decree of divorce from Ora D. Study by Judge Erwin and was also awarded the custody of their children.

  • 02 May 1906 Alleging that his wife is cruel, a "dope" fiend, and that she caused his arrest wholly without cause, John Beitzell, an employee of the Pennsylvania shops has filed suit in the circuit court for divorce from Olive Beitzell. Bietzell was arrested Monday night at the instance of his wife on a charge of wife desertion, but was acquitted in the police court. Mrs. Beitzell was a witness in the Dunn murder case. In the petition Beitzell says they were married Oct. 6, 1891, and lived together until Monday. They have one child, Mabel, twelve years old. He alleges cruel and inhuman treatment and says his wife was formerly addicted to the use of gum opium. She says she was cured of the habit at St. Joseph's hospital five years ago and then began using morphine, to which she is now addicted. He says when under the influence of the drug she abuses him and threatens to kill herself, and that she spends much of her time in walking the streets of the city. Beitzell further says that in September, 1905, his wife sued him for divorce but dismissed the suit and that she is continually trying to make him all the expense she can. He alleges that on Monday she told himself and his daughter to leave and take their clothes and that when he did so she caused his arrest and compelled him to remain in jail over night without any foundation whatever.
  • 02 May 1905 Special Judge Morris, in the circuit court, granted a divorce to Emma Cope from her husband, Bert W. Cope. The plaintiff was given her maiden name of Middleton.
  • 03 May 1906 Dennis E. Cleary filed application for a decree of divorce from Anna Cleary.
  • 04 May 1906 Judge Heaton granted to Anna Vachon a decree of divorce from William Vachon.
  • 04 May 1906 Henry Hoffman sues for a decree of divorce from Matilda Hoffman.
  • 08 May 1906 Anna Cleary was granted a divorce from Dennis Cleary and Judge Heaton awarded her the custody of the two children, the fruits of the marriage. The husband is ordered to pay her $15 per month until the youngest child, now five year old, reaches the age of seventeen. Cleary applied for a divorce last week and yesterday her attorney filed a cross-complaint charging cruel conduct. The divorce was granted to the wife on the cross complaint.
  • 10 May 1906 Anna Knox sues for a decree of divorce from Arthur Knox, who, she says, knocked her down frequently, called her vile names and lived with a woman in Dallas, Tex., finally abandoning his family.
  • 11 May 1906 Mary E. Aker sues for a decree of divorce from Carl C. Aker. The wife alleged that their married life was bitter. She accuses him of having called her bad names which she says were so vile that she cannot put them in the complaint and in addition charges that he knocked her down repeatedly and that a great part of the time she was his wife her face was discolored as a result of the slaps and cuffs she got. She is afraid he will carry out his threat to kill her and she secured a restraining order to prevent him from interfering with or annoying her.
  • 15 May 1906 Mary A. Harring sues for a decree of divorce from Bert Harring.
  • 15 May 1906 Susan H. Sorg sues for a decree of divorce from John M. Sorg. She asks for alimony and support for five surviving children, one child being dead. The complaint charges the husband with most brutal conduct. The wife says he began abusing and cursing her after their marriage, that he soon struck her and finally made a practice of knocking her down and kicking her. On one occasion, after she had submitted to an operation for the removal of a cancerous growth, the husband turned on her in a rage, struck her, knocked her down and then kicked her. The court ought to find a way of putting that brute in irons.
  • 16 May 1906 In the circuit court Bertha Bender was granted a decree of divorce from Willard Bender. The wife's maiden name, Bertha Schlenker was restored.
  • 16 May 1906 In the divorce case of Olive Martin vs. Charles Martin, the husband was restrained by the court from molesting or annoying his wife. She says he walked around the house saying they would die together and she is not ready to die.
  • 16 May 1906 Lola Cole obtained from Charles Cole a decree of divorce and $500 alimony in the circuit court.
  • 18 May 1906 Edna E. Schwartz began proceedings Thursday for a decree of divorce from Frederick G. Schwartz. The wife asks for alimony, the custody of their child and provisions for its support. The complaint charges the husband with brutal treatment of his wife from the date of their marriage in March, 1904. She says he cursed her, called her vile names, struck her and knocked her down, cutting gashes in her face, threatening then to kill her. Judge Heaton restrained the husband from drawing wages until the divorce case is heard.
  • 18 May 1906 Cora E. Hosack was granted a decree of divorce from William Hosack by Judge Heaton. The judgment carries with it $500 alimony for the wife and $10 a month for the support of their child until it is eighteen years of age.
  • 20 May 1906 Special Judge Samuel Morris took up the divorce suit of Olive Martin against Charles Martin in the circuit court, but continued the hearing until Monday. The plaintiff charges cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 20 May 1906 Attorney George W. Fink, of Logansport, who represents Mrs. Iva Younge in her suit for divorce against Dr. J. W. Younge, was in the city Saturday looking up evidence.
  • 22 May 1906 The case of Mary L. Aker vs. Carl Aker for divorce was dismissed in the superior court.
  • 22 May 1906 In the divorce suit of Anna Knox the husband filed an answer of denial in the superior court.
  • 23 May 1906 Esther L. Hartley was granted a decree of divorce from Nelson L. Hartley and the custody of their child, Albert, by Special Judge S. L. Morris in the circuit court.
  • 26 May 1906 In the superior court Judge Heaton ordered a temporary allowance of $100 to Mrs. Sorg, plaintiff in a divorce suit.
  • 28 May 1906 Sarah F. Cutshall sues for a divorce from Willis Cutshall, alleging that in 1898 he drove her from home and since then she has been forced to earn her own living. They were married in 1875. Mrs. Cutshall asks to have her maiden name, Smith, restored, and also demands $500 alimony.
  • 29 May 1906 Edna Schwartz was granted a decree of divorce from Frederick G. Schwartz by Judge Heaton.
  • 29 May 1906 The divorce case of Minerva Baird vs. Oliver Baird is on trial in the superior court and some twenty witnesses are awaiting to tell what they know about the parties.
  • 29 May 1906 Abbie L. Stork was granted a decree of divorce from Owen C. Stork and her maiden name, Abbie L. Roth was restored.
  • 30 May 1906 The case of the state on behalf of Angeline Kleinschmidt vs. Charles Kleinschmidt, for wife desertion, was up for hearing before Special Judge Morris in the superior court. The evidence was heard and the arguments continued until Thursday.
  • 30 May 1906 The divorce case of Minerva Baird vs. Oliver Baird grew to be so rich that Judge Heaton adjourned it from the superior court room into his private office and there began the task of effecting a compromise that will divide the people and their home. The mother will have the child and the father will be permitted to visit it at proper times.

  • 01 Jun 1906 Mary Sessler sues for a decree of divorce from William Sessler.
  • 02 Jun 1906 Carl W. Wilder asks to be divorced from Effie M. Wilder because he alleges she would not perform her household duties and associated with men of evil repute.
  • 02 Jun 1906 In the superior court Jessie V Caston alleged that her husband, John D. Caston, had failed to obey the orders of the judge and Caston was cited to appear in contempt proceedings this morning.
  • 03 Jun 1906 The Baird divorce case is finally nearing an end. Judge Heaton concluded the evidence yesterday and the arguments will be heard Wednesday.
  • 03 Jun 1906 Frances P. Small sues for a decree of divorce from Jennie Small. He accuses his wife of cruelty, of neglect and finally abandonment, saying she wished she had not married him.
  • 06 Jun 1906 Frederick Blaising is cited to appear before Judge Heaton June 14 and show why he should not be punished for neglecting to pay alimony to his wife, Grace Blaising.
  • 06 Jun 1906 Perry A. Gump sues for a decree of divorce from Allie Gump on the charge of abandonment.
  • 06 Jun 1906 Pearl Hays sues for a decree of divorce from Frank Hays. They were married in 1902 and in April last they separated. The husband is accused of striking his wife, of calling her vile names, and accusing her wrongfully.
  • 07 Jun 1906 Mary Mabus sues for a decree of divorce from Conrad Mabus.
  • 11 Jun 1906 Judge Heaton granted Fern V. Bierce a divorce from Jesse Bierce. The charge was abandonment.
  • 11 Jun 1906 Minerva Baird was refused a divorce from Oliver Baird in the superior court. The case was a decidedly racy one, occupying several days and Judge Heaton ruled against the plaintiff.
  • 11 Jun 1906 Special Judge S.L. Morris, in the circuit court, granted Alice Sweeney a divorce from Michael Sweeney. The wife charged cruel conduct and abandonment.
  • 12 Jun 1906 The divorce case of Anna Knox vs. Arthur L. Knox was dismissed in the superior court. The parties kissed and made up.
  • 12 Jun 1906 The case of Helena Stoll vs. Otto Stoll was dismissed by Judge O'Rourke. The action was for divorce.
  • 13 Jun 1906 Gertrude Hawley sues for a decree of divorce from James E. Hawley for abandonment and failure to provide.
  • 14 Jun 1906 Julia Elflein files proceedings for a decree of divorce from John Elflein and $2,700 alimony. The wife says her husband is an habitual drunkard and is filthy as well. Since their marriage he has purchased for her but on pair of shoes.
  • 15 Jun 1906 Judge Heaton granted to Perry Gump a decree of divorce from Ollie Gump.
  • 15 Jun 1906 Carrie S. Duke files suit for divorce from Leslie M. Duke, whom she accuses of striking her, knocking her down and threatening her inhumanly.
  • 16 Jun 1906 Arlie M. Smith sues for a decree of divorce from James W. Smith. The wife says her husband struck her at one time, in November, 1902, and knocked her against a table with such violence as to disable her for weeks. She left him then. Now Mrs. Smith wants a legal separation.
  • 19 Jun 1906 Henry E. Kissmeyer will be arraigned before Judge Heaton today for contempt in not paying fees to the attorney for his wife in divorce proceedings.
  • 20 Jun 1906 Gertrude A. Davis sues Warren Davis for a decree of divorce.
  • 20 Jun 1906 Judge Heaton granted to Eva Wehrmeister a decree of divorce from Emil Wehrmeister and restored her maiden name, Steigerwald.
  • 23 Jun 1906 Elizabeth M. Mounsir sues for a decree of divorce from Nelson D. Mounsir and on the application of the wife the husband is restrained by Judge Heaton from visiting her at home or at their restaurant. He is restrained from disposing of his property or of his personal effects pending final disposition of the suit. The plaintiff alleges that they were married over twenty years ago, and that she filed a suit for divorce once before, but withdrew it on his promise to quit drinking and give her better treatment. She says the restaurant belongs to her and that his conduct about the place is such that he is destroying the trade and for that reason wants him kept away. It is charged against him that he is habitually drunk, that he has beaten his wife, called her bad names and threatened to kill her. They have two children, of whom Mrs. Mounsir asks the custody along with $2,500 alimony.
  • 23 Jun 1906 Angeline Kleinschmidt was granted a decree of divorce from Charles Kleinschmidt by Judge O'Rourke and her maiden name, Angeline Lipp, was restored.
  • 24 Jun 1906 Josephine A. Gearheart sues for a decree of divorce from Louis Gearheart. The complaint is severe on the husband. It charges him with being in a "beastly state of intoxication" and with falsely accusing her of adultery and other offenses, which she denies.
  • 24 Jun 1906 William H. Bieber was granted a decree of divorce from Alma Bieber. The wife did not appear to hear the husband's story of her gay escapades.
  • 24 Jun 1906 Olive Beitzell was granted a divorce from John H. Beitzell on her cross complaint. She was given the custody of their child, Mabel.
  • 28 Jun 1906 Jennie Melvina Miller began proceedings yesterday for a decree of divorce from John H. Miller and she asks for $10,000 alimony. Judge Heaton restrained the husband from visiting or disturbing his wife at her home, No. 722 West Main street. He is enjoined from disposing of $10,000 worth of capital stock in the Hoffman Lumber company as well as money in the First National bank and a farm in Wayne township pending a trial of the case. The charge was abandonment with all it entails.
  • 30 Jun 1906 Judge Alden, as attorney for John H. Miller in the divorce action instituted by his wife Jennie, asks Judge Heaton to appoint an expert physician to examine and report on her physical condition. The court has not yet passed on the application.

  • 02 Jul 1906 Carrie Opal Grill sues for a decree of divorce from David Leslie Grill.
  • 04 Jul 1906 Gussie Lehman brought suit against Oliver Lehman for support, and Judge Heaton issued a restraining order enjoining the defendant from drawing his wages pending the hearing of the case.
  • 04 Jul 1906 Louis E. Thurber sues Nancy Thurber for divorce, charging her with being too gay with other men, and making a specific charge of adultery.
  • 06 Jul 1906 William O. Willsey sues for a decree of divorce from Nellie Willsey.
  • 07 Jul 1906 Mary A. Worman sues for a decree of divorce from Harry M. Worman whom she characterizes in her complaint as "a lazy, shiftless, worthless fellow," who failed to support her and their two children although he is able-bodied and able to work. The husband is also accused of cruelty, of using vile language toward his wife, of striking her and falsely accusing her of keeping bad company. Mrs. Worman asks for $2,500 alimony.
  • 08 Jul 1906 Dr. Younge is no longer a married man. He is single and open to other matrimonial engagements. Thursday at Terre Haute, he was granted a divorce from his second wife, who was formerly Miss Ivy M. Rhea, of Logansport. Dr. Younge paid $750 to his bride of a few short months to again lapse into single blessedness.
  • 11 Jul 1906 Special Judge S. L. Morris has called John E. Caston into the superior court July 14 to ask him to show why he should not be punished for contempt, and Johns & Thompson are restrained from paying wages to Caston until the matter is disposed of.
  • 11 Jul 1906 Special Judge S. L. Morris has granted to Alice Goings a decree of divorce from William H. Goings.
  • 11 Jul 1906 Addie Ellyson files application for a divorce from Charles M. Ellyson. She asks for the custody of their children and $500 alimony. Mrs. Ellyson says her husband will not only not support her and their children, but he prevents her from providing for the family by chasing away the boarders she gets into her house at Main and Harrison streets. They were married in September, 1887, and lived together until last April, when she says she was compelled to separate from him. Since that time, she alleges, he has met her and threatened to do her bodily violence and promised the children some of the same treatment. The court granted her a restraining order to keep him from doing so. She says he has repeatedly threatened to kill her and she is afraid of him and also says he is an habitual drunkard.
  • 12 Jul 1906 William H. Bashford files proceeding against Lillian A. Bashford for divorce and in his complaint he charges his wife with infidelity and too much freedom with other men.
  • 14 Jul 1906 Special Judge S. L. Morris, presiding in the superior court, granted to Josephine A. Gearheart a divorce from Louis Gearheart and restored her maiden name, Kintz.
  • 14 Jul 1906 In the divorce case of Carrie Opal Grill vs. David Leslie Grill, the husband is restrained from drawing his wages until the case is ended.
  • 14 Jul 1906 Acting Judge Morris cited George Weaver to appear in court and show why he should not be punished for contempt in not paying his wife's lawyer.
  • 16 Jul 1906 Minerva Baird sues Oliver G. Baird for divorce and pending the conclusion of the case the husband is restrained from drawing his wages or disposing of any of his property. The wife charges that the husband has taken the electric meter out of their Bloomingdale home and left her in the dark. He also took the telephone out and has been drunk on the street in the past few weeks, and while drunk has gone to houses of shady character. He furnished no money for the support of their baby and she has been locked out of her own home and forced to seek apartments in the Pixley-Long block. She wants a divorce and $10 a month for the support of the baby and she seeks custody of this child. The trail of the former case developed some sensational testimony. There is an allegation in the new complaint which alleges that Baird got a man of the name of Estehline to perjure himself on the witness stand to swear falsely against her.
  • 16 Jul 1906 Louis E. Thurber was granted a divorce from Nancy Thurber by acting Judge H. Morris. She is the woman whom Thurber caught in a compromising position with a Fort Wayne man a few weeks ago in a Huntington hotel, where they were registered as man and wife. She paid her own fine and also the fine of her paramour.
  • 16 Jul 1906 The divorce suit of William C. Willsey vs. Nellie Willsey was dismissed in the superior court and all costs paid.
  • 17 Jul 1906 Prudence Weisbecker sues for a decree of divorce from George Weisbecker. The wife says her husband has been drunk for ten years, that he has failed to provide for the plaintiff and their three children, that he has been cruel, has cursed the plaintiff and falsely accused her of infidelity.
  • 18 Jul 1906 David Leslie Grill paid into the superior court $50 to promote his wife's application for divorce.
  • 18 Jul 1906 Judge Samuel L. Morris, sitting in the superior court, granted to Enna Kissinger a decree of divorce from Henry Elam Kissinger. The wife was given the custody of the daughter and the husband the custody of their son.
  • 18 Jul 1906 The divorce case of Nellie Potts vs. Burwell Potts was called in the superior court and the husband failed to respond, State's Attorney Ninde was appointed to plead his case by Judge Morris.
  • 20 Jul 1906 Francis W. Small was granted a decree of divorce from Jennie Small by acting Judge S. L. Morris.
  • 20 Jul 1906 Mary A. Worman was granted a decree of divorce from Harry M. Worman. The wife was granted the custody of their daughter and the husband the custody of their son.
  • 20 Jul 1906 Rose E. Sergeant sues for a decree of divorce from Thomas N. Sergeant. The husband is charged with using vile language towards his wife, with choking and striking her.
  • 21 Jul 1906 Salde Lufrs sues for a decree of divorce from Charles Luhrs. She charges revolting brutality and ill treatment. Judge Heaton restrained the husband from disposing of his property.
  • 21 Jul 1906 Josephine O'Meara sues for a decree of divorce from Frank M. O'Meara and $500 alimony.
  • 24 Jul 1906 Myrtle O'Bryant sues for a decree of divorce from Elsworth O'Bryant because he did not support her and their child.
  • 25 Jul 1906 Hetty M. Zimmerman sues for a decree of divorce from Charles M. Zimmerman. In the complaint the husband is charged with striking, beating, abusing and threatening to kill his wife. She asks for alimony and the custody of their children.
  • 25 Jul 1906 George W. Shannon sues for a decree of divorce from Elnora L. Shannon. The wife is charged with being unfaithful to her marriage vows, and Roy Polic is named as one of the co-respondents. The husband asks in the complaint that the he be given the children.
  • 25 Jul 1906 The divorce case of Minerva Baird vs. Oliver G. Baird, which was transferred to Judge O'Rourke by Judge Heaton some time ago, was taken up in the circuit court for a few minutes on the defendant's motion to dismiss the action, but the case grew too rich for Judge O'Rourke and he declined to hear it.
  • 25 Jul 1906 Catherine Goehran sues for a decree of divorce from Joseph G. Goehren. The complaint charges the husband with abandonment.
  • 27 Jul 1906 Henry Hirschfelder sues for a decree of divorce from Rosette Hirschfelder.
  • 27 Jul 1906 In the divorce case of Josephine O'Meara vs. Francis O'Meara, Judge Heaton restrained the husband from calling on his wife, from interfering with her or doing anything to change conditions until the case if heard.
  • 27 Jul 1906 Judge Heaton granted to Harriosn W. Kryder a decree of divorce from May Kryder.
  • 27 Jul 1906 Judge Heaton yesterday appointed Judge John H. Aiken to hear the divorce case of Minerva Baird vs. Oliver Baird
  • 28 Jul 1906 Frances Tuttle sues for a decree of divorce from Berdice A. Tuttle.
  • 29 Jul 1906 Before Judge Aiken, acting as special judge in the superior court to try the divorce suit of Minerna Baird vs. Oliver Baird, Bittintger and Houk, for the defendant, make a motion to dismiss the case as it had already been adjudicated when on the proceedings Judge Heaton deined a divorce. Judge Aiken overruled the motion to dismiss on the defense made by P. B. Colerick for the plaintiff. Bittinger & Houk then made another motion to defer action till the costs in the first trial shall have been paid. Argument on this motion will be made next Thursday.
  • 31 Jul 1906 In the superior court Mrs. Rosella Albers told Judge Heaton her story of the husband's abandonment. The decree was withheld to secure the husband's testimony.

  • 01 Aug 1906 John H. Cerago sues Mary M. Cerago for a decree of divorce.
  • 02 Aug 1906 George Blue was granted a decree of divorce from his wife yesterday, and Judge Dreibelbiss, who presided for Judge Heaton, granted the woman $200 alimony. A sensation occurred when the testimony brought a woman in the audience to her feet with the announcement that she would "lick Mrs. Blue inside or outside the court room." The sheriffs had trouble in restoring peace.
  • 02 Aug 1906 John H. Geiger sues for a decree of divorce from Jennie Geiger.
  • 04 Aug 1906 Judge John H. Aiken rendered a partial decision in the divorce case of Minerva Baird against Oliver Baird. The court dissolved the order restraining Mr. Baird from drawing his wages from the Pennsylvania Railroad company and also provided that A. H. Bittinger be authorized to sell Mr. Baird's real estate. Out of the proceeds Mrs. Baird is to receive $300 to constitute her alimony when the divorce decree is granted. Mr. Baird is required to pay his wife $5 a week until the allowance of $300 is made. Their child is committed to the care of the Sisters of the Sacred Heart Academy until further orders. The final hearing will be August 9.
  • 07 Aug 1906 Mary Howe filed suit for a decree of divorce from Nelson Howe. The wife complains of constant strife in the family and says she cannot live with him any longer. They were married March 6, 1891, and separated August 3, of this year. She charges that he accused her of infidelity, struck her, and she got an restraining order to keep him from molesting her at her home, 518 Huffman street. He is employed at the Troy steam laundry and she asks $5 a week and the custody of their child.
  • 07 Aug 1906 Elizabeth S. Neuhaus asks for a decree of divorce from Frank A. Neuhaus. The wife declares that the husband drove her from home yesterday and warned her not to return. She asks the court in addition to giving her a decree to make her the custodian of the three children and to declare her the owner of their real estate. The break in the Neuhaus nuptial contract came after a stormy session in the course of which she says she was knocked down and accuses her husband of having placed a revolver at her head while she was on the floor with a threat to kill her. This she says is one act in a domestic tragedy that has been going on for three year's, and for fear that she will be injured he was restrained from interfering with he or disposing of his property.
  • 07 Aug 1906 Nelson D. Mounsir is cited to appear before Judge Heaton and answer the charge that he defied the court restraining order and whipped his wife. Their divorce case is pending.
  • 08 Aug 1906 Chas. M. Ellyson is cited to appear before Judge Heaton and show why he should not be attached for refusing to pay the temporary alimony to his wife pending judgment in their divorce case.
  • 08 Aug 1906 Charles M. Zimmerman is ordered to pay $35 to his wife's attorneys who are prosecuting her divorce complaint.
  • 09 Aug 1906 John H. Crago sues for a decree of divorce from Mary M. Crago. The husband says she threw his clothes out of the house and he wants to follow them.
  • 09 Aug 1906 Gussie Lehman was granted a decree of divorce from Oliver Lehman.
  • 10 Aug 1906 Edwin B. Clark sues for a decree of divorce from Cora A. Clark.
  • 11 Aug 1906 Judge John H. Aiken, to whom Judge Heaton delegated the task of hearing the Baird divorce case, handed down a decision yesterday granting to Oliver G. Baird a decree of divorce from Minerva Baird, although the wife filed a suit. Judge Aiken committed the custody of the Baird child to the sister superior of the Sacred Heart academy.
  • 11 Aug 1906 The case of Gussie Lehman vs. Oliver Lehman is dismissed at the cost of the plaintiff.
  • 13 Aug 1906 Ortance M. Stein sues for a decree of divorce from Peter Stein and the wife draws a very ugly picture of the husband. She says he has been cruel to her, has cursed her and knocked her down with his fists. In fact, Peter seems to have used his home as a sort of pugilistic training quarters. The wife asks alimony in the sum of $2,500 and the Bass works are enjoined from paying the husband wages until he settles.
  • 14 Aug 1906 The divorce case of Elizabeth M. Mounsir vs. Nelson D. Mounsir was sent to Whitley county for trial by Judge Heaton on application for a change of venue.
  • 14 Aug 1906 Rose E. Sergeant was granted a decree of divorce from Thomas W. Sergeant, Jr. and $500 alimony besides, in the superior court.
  • 15 Aug 1906 Harry A. Vance has filed suit for divorce against Lottie Vance. They were married in August, 1904, but separated in the following December. Vance charges cruel and inhuman treatment and alleges that his wife threatened to kill him.
  • 16 Aug 1906 Judge Heaton divorced Frances I. Tuttle from Berdice A. Tuttle and restored to the wife her maiden name, Frye.
  • 16 Aug 1906 Judge Heaton divorced Gerturde A. Davis from Warren Davis and gave to the mother the custody of their child.
  • 16 Aug 1906 The case of Carrie Opal Gill vs. David Leslie Grill was dismissed on motion of the plaintiff.
  • 18 Aug 1906 Broadess P. Trenary has filed application for a decree of divorce from Marietta Trenary, and the funny thing about it is that Judge Heaton has restrained the wife from visiting or molesting the husband at his place of employment, the bus barn. In the complaint the wife is credited with being jealous and disposed to resent the husband's infidelity.
  • 18 Aug 1906 Ida Wing sues for a decree of divorce from Franklin F. Wing.
  • 19 Aug 1906 Mrs. Marietta Trenary came back at her husband, Broadess Trenary, and had Special Judge S. L. Morris restrain him from drawing his wages until the divorce case is heard.
  • 19 Aug 1906 Nora Ertle sues for a decree of divorce from John J. Ertle and the husband is restrained by Special Judge S. L. Morris from calling on or molesting his wife.
  • 21 Aug 1906 In the superior court evidence was heard in the divorce case of Charles Heppner vs. Elizabeth Heppner. It was not concluded.
  • 21 Aug 1906 Florence Miller sues for a decree of divorce from Alvin Miller.
  • 22 Aug 1906 Anna C. Neireiter filed proceedings for a decree of divorce from Henry C. Neireiter. In the complaint, the wife says that her husband had struck her, choked her, kicked her and threatened to kill her. They had only been married three years. Judge Heaton restrained the husband from visiting his wife or disposing of his property pending the divorce hearing. Their two children are also to figure in the case. They are at the home of the husband's parents.
  • 22 Aug 1906 Judge Heaton granted to Josephine O'Meara a decree of divorce from Frank O'Meara and restored her maiden name, Josephine Lombard.
  • 22 Aug 1906 George W. Ballard sues for a decree of divorce from Minerva Ballard. The husband is charged with abandonment.
  • 23 Aug 1906 In an action filed in the superior court today, Edna Smith charges that Walter L. Smith married her to avoid prosecution and afterward deserted her and she demands the statutory penalty of $500.
  • 23 Aug 1906 Application was made for a change of venue in the divorce suit of Sadie Luhrs against Charles Luhrs in the superior court and S. L. Morris was appointed special judge to hear it. The wife also asked for a temporary allowance, saying her husband had locked her out of their home a month ago and she is dependent upon neighbors for her support.
  • 23 Aug 1906 Mary E. Weaver has asked the judge of the superior court to terminate the marriage contract between her-self and Noah E. Weaver, which was entered into on December 21, 1894. In support of her request she says that on October 10, 1898, he turned her out of their home and locked her out and has since refused to support her.
  • 23 Aug 1906 Nena Aker says in a divorce complaint filed today against Charles Aker that he took all of his belongings out of their home a short time ago and has since refused to live with her. She adds that he cursed and abused her, failed to provide for her and humiliated her in the eyes of her neighbors.
  • 25 Aug 1906 Ella M. Calhoun says in a divorce complaint filed in the circuit court that her husband makes a practice of fussing and quarreling with her and misusing her generally. She also says that he refuses to go to public places with her, did not speak to her for days at a time and finally drove her from home last March. They have no children and were married April 5, 1904.
  • 25 Aug 1906 Inez E. Ransom filed application yesterday for a decree of divorce from Andrew A. Ransom and a short time afterward Judge Heaton granted the wife a decree of divorce. The household goods were divided and the wife given the custody of their seven-year-old daughter with an allowance for the support of the child. The wife declared that the husband kicked her on the shins. Ransom was also charged with refusal to live with his wife and remaining out until 1 and 2 o'clock in the morning.
  • 26 Aug 1906 Louise Daugherty sues for a decree of divorce from Edward Daugherty. The wife accuses the husband of being an habitual drunkard, of persecuting her, of falsely accusing her and kindred crimes. Judge Heaton ordered the husband restrained from molesting his wife, from drawing wages or doing anything calculated to disturb the peace until the divorce case is heard.
  • 28 Aug 1906 Frederick Witzigreuter sues for a decree of divorce from Fannie Witzegreuter, who is accused of associating with persons of bad character at unseasonable hours to the cruel neglect of home and husband.
  • 28 Aug 1906 In the superior court Henry Hirschfelder was granted a divorce from Rosette. They were married in January, 1906, and separated in July. She was cruel to her husband and also to his two children by a former marriage and refused to cook for him. She would Sprinkle the grass so children could not play in the yard and would chase than into the street.
  • 29 Aug 1906 Clara Smith filed application in the superior court for a limited divorce from Thomas B. Smith, and in the complaint she hits the husband hard. She says that he only works enough to provide money for his personal wants; that he is an habitual drunkard, accumulating jags on an average of three times a week; that he is cruel and abusive, that he prompts the children to disregard her; that he has contributed but $5 in six months to the support of herself and five children. The husband is restrained from molesting or harming or intimidating his wife.
  • 29 Aug 1906 In superior court Judge Heaton heard some of the testimony in the case of Adella Ellyson vs. Charles M. Ellyson and it will be taken up again today. The husband is contesting the case.
  • 29 Aug 1906 Joseph Futter sues for a decree of divorce from Anna Futter. The complaint charges the wife with chastising the husband.
  • 30 Aug 1906 Nellie E. Timmons filed suit for divorce from Charles W. Timmons, who is called a drunkard, who is styled an idler, worthless and cruel, slapping his wife when she called him to account and failing to provide for her. Judge Heaton restrained Timmons from interfering with his wife.
  • 30 Aug 1906 Joseph Futter got after his wife today in a replevin action and damages in the sum of $50. Personal effects are involved.
  • 31 Aug 1906 Ethel M. Rosenthal sues for a decree of divorce from Clarence Rosenthal and the complaint recites her grievances. She says that the husband is cruel, that he has struck her, kicked her and been cruel all through their alliance. His temper is bad, she says, and he failed to provide for her support refusing even to clothe her so that she was forced to go to work. She wants $500 alimony and an opportunity to disprove the husband's charges of wrong doing.
  • 31 Aug 1906 Judge Heaton granted to Carrie S. Duke a decree of divorce from Leslie W. Duke, the custody of their child and $8 a month for its support.
  • 31 Aug 1906 Judge Heaton denied the application of Adelia Ellyson for a decree of divorce from Charles M. Ellyson. The case was contested by the husband, who denied the wife's charges and the court sided with him.
  • 31 Aug 1906 Minnie Myers applies for a decree of divorce from John Myers who is charged with general line of cruelty.

  • 01 Sep 1906 Sadie I. Warcup sues for a decree of divorce from Sidney Warcup, who is also restrained from drawing his wages from S. Bash & Co. as a hay baler until the case is concluded in the superior court. Mrs. Warcup says that her husband has failed to support her, that he has left her without fire or fuel, without clothes; that he has been negligent and cruel, although he earns big money.
  • 02 Sep 1906 Judge Heaton granted to Charles Heppner a decree of divorce from Elizabeth Heppner.
  • 05 Sep 1906 Sallie Douglass sues for a decree of divorce from Henry Douglass. She says he called her vile names, was cruel and abusive and carried a razor which he flourished occasionally when he threatened to kill her. The wife says she had to work out for a living.
  • 05 Sep 1906 In the divorce case of Sallie Douglass vs. Henry Douglass Judge O'Rourke restrained the Bass Foundry and Machine works from paying the husband wages pending action of the marital conflict.
  • 05 Sep 1906 In the case of Nora Roberts vs. Alphonse Roberts the husband is restrained from drawing his wages until the divorce case is heard.
  • 06 Sep 1906 Elizabeth A. Garrett sues Franklin Garrett for a divorce.
  • 07 Sep 1906 Ulla Hider sues for a decree of divorce from Bartley Hider.
  • 08 Sep 1906 Judge O'Rourke granted to William C. Willsey a decree of divorce from Nellie Willsey.
  • 08 Sep 1906 Minnie O. Hewitt has filed suit for divorce from Harry J. Hewitt and Judge O'Rourke enjoined the defendant from visiting or annoying his wife until the case is determined.
  • 09 Sep 1906 Judge O'Rourke granted to Sarah Cunningham a decree of divorce from James Cunningham and the plaintiff was granted the right to assume her maiden name, Sarah Taylor.
  • 09 Sep 1906 In the suit of Ethel Schott against Edward Schott for support, Judge O'Rourke on the application of the wife restrained the husband from drawing his wages until the case is decided.
  • 11 Sep 1906 Judge Heaton granted to Sadie Warcup a decree of divorce from Sidney Warcup.
  • 11 Sep 1906 Joseph Futter was granted a decree of divorce from Anna Futter.
  • 11 Sep 1906 Ethel Rosenthal was granted a decree of divorce from Clarence Rosenthal.
  • 13 Sep 1906 Sherman E. Malcolm sues Emma Delia Malcolm for a decree of divorce.
  • 13 Sep 1906 Martha Fehrer sues for a decree of divorce from William Fehrer, who works in a brewery and comes home every day with a jag, she says, and then she says some other things about William which would not look well in print.
  • 15 Sep 1906 The divorce case of Sadie Luhrs vs. Charles Luhrs was settled and dismissed.
  • 16 Sep 1906 The Mounsh divorce case was venued to Whitley county on demand for a change of venue from Judge Heaton.
  • 18 Sep 1906 Samantha Graves says the her husband William abused her almost from the day of their marriage, frequently beating her and accusing her of infidelity and in addition refusing to provide for the maintenance of his family. They were married in 1897 and separated last year, since which time she has lived with her father, Patrick Ambrose. All the parties are residents of Eel River township. Mrs. Graves wants an absolute divorce and $500 alimony.
  • 18 Sep 1906 Judge Heaton granted a divorce to Ortance M. Stein from Peter Stein.
  • 18 Sep 1906 Judge Heaton granted a divorce to Prudence Weisbecker from George Weisbecker.
  • 18 Sep 1906 Judge Heaton granted a divorce to Mary E. Weaver from Noah E. Weaver.
  • 18 Sep 1906 Judge Heaton heard evidence in the divorce suit of Rosella Albers vs. John Albers. The case was taken under advisement.
  • 18 Sep 1906 Judge O'Rourke granted Ulla Hider a divorce from Bartley Hider.
  • 18 Sep 1906 Judge O'Rourke granted Myrtle O'Briant a divorce from Wllsworth O'Briant.
  • 18 Sep 1906 Judge O'Rourke sundered the bonds between Sallie Douglass and Henry Douglass, both being negroes.
  • 18 Sep 1906 Another unfortunate marital experience was aired in the case of Edna Smith vs. Walter Smith. The complaint alleges that they were married last January, after parentage proceedings had been brought against Smith. After the wedding, it is charged, Smith deserted his wife and newly born babe and the court issued a warrant for his arrest under the fraudulent marriage law.
  • 19 Sep 1906 Anna M. Owens filed suit Monday in the circuit court for divorce from Edward P. Owens. She charges cruel and inhuman treatment and habitual drunkenness. The couple were married October 8, 1903, and separated August 8, 1906.
  • 19 Sep 1906 Catherine Goehren was granted a decree of divorce from Joseph Goehren.
  • 19 Sep 1906 The divorce suit of Jennie Miller against John H. Miller was dismissed at the instance of the plaintiff.
  • 21 Sep 1906 The case of William H. Bashford vs. Lillian Bashford was called in the superior court and the defendant defaulted. The prosecuting attorney was ordered to appear for the defendant.
  • 21 Sep 1906 Elizabeth Mounsir was granted a divorce from Nelson Mounsir and Judge Heaton also awarded her the custody of their children.
  • 21 Sep 1906 Mary C. Clinger sues for a divorce from Joseph Klinger.
  • 24 Sep 1906 Barbara Guillot sues Francis for a divorce and S. L. Morris has been appointed special judge to try the case. The couple were married in 1898 and separated two years ago. They have no children. Cruel and inhuman treatment and failure to provide are alleged.
  • 24 Sep 1906 Nancy J. Andrews wants legal separation from Henry S. Andrews after a wedded life of less than one year, and in her divorce complaint she recites a long schedule of cruel treatment which she says she has suffered at her husband's hands.
  • 24 Sep 1906 Charles R. Sargent asks the superior court to dissolve the ties which bind him to Daisy H. Sargent, setting forth that they were married in August, 1901, and that separation followed three months later.
  • 25 Sep 1906 Judge Heaton granted Charles R. Sargent a divorce from Daisy H. Sargent.
  • 25 Sep 1906 William H. Bashford was granted a divorce from Lillian A. Bashford.
  • 26 Sep 1906 The divorce case of Sarah Tillman against David M. Tillman was dismissed in the superior court.
  • 26 Sep 1906 Judge Heaton granted to Barbara Guillot a divorce from Francis Guillot and restored her maiden name, Barbara Eckart.
  • 26 Sep 1906 Ada B. Wells sues for a decree of divorce from Joseph E. Wells. The complaint says that she was married to Wells on November 11 last year and lived with him until August 25, and she says that during the time they were husband and wife he failed to provide anything whatever for her support and compelled her to take in sewing for a living. She also says that his failure in this respect forced her to mortgage her furniture to secure means upon which to live. He is also accused of having left their home for weeks at a time and did nothing upon his return but find fault. Last April she filed an affidavit in the city court charging him with wife desertion and the was afterward dismissed. Both of the parties to the action have been divorced before their marriage was contracted.
  • 26 Sep 1906 Florence E. Poyser sues for a decree of divorce from Frederick E. Poyser. The complaint charges that she was married to Frederick E. Poyser in 1900 and that half a dozen times she has gone to housekeeping with him on his promise to provide for her but that on each occasion she has been compelled to move because he would not settle the rent. She also says he would not clothe her or their child and that he was kept busy dodging the officers of the law who were trying to collect bills for his own clothes.
  • 27 Sep 1906 Calvin Shafer sues for a decree of divorce from Anna M. Shafer.
  • 27 Sep 1906 Judge Heaton granted John H. Geiger a decree of divorce from Jennie Geiger, and the husband is restrained from marrying again within two years.
  • 27 Sep 1906 Rosella Albers was granted by Judge Heaton a decree of divorce from John Edward Albers. The wife is restrained from marrying for two years.
  • 28 Sep 1906 Martha Marquardt sues for a decree of divorce from George M. Marquardt and Judge O'Rourke restrained the husband from visiting or interfering with his wife until the case is determined.
  • 30 Sep 1906 Ruby Overly sues for a decree of divorce from Albert Overly and in the complaint the husband is charged with failing to provide for her or treat her as a wife should be treated.

  • 03 Oct 1906 Jacob J. Mayer sues for a decree of divorce from Sophia Mayer, who seems to be in a class of her own. She would not cook, she would not stay at home, she would not work - in fact, when Jacob sought to caress her she told him to go freeze himself. Mr. Mayer thinks that is a little too strong.
  • 03 Oct 1906 Catherine Cunison asks for a decree of divorce from Michael Cunison. The wife wants $1,000 alimony and the C.H. & D railroad is enjoined from paying him wages until the case is hear. In the complaint the wife sets out first that her husband has given her less than $20 within the last year for the support of herself and their four children, and that she had been compelled to take in washing to provide for the family. She says her husband works long enough to get money for a spree, which usually lasts for several weeks and that he would up the last one by spending two days in the woodshed because he was unable to get to the house. He is accused of having chased her with a butcher knife on Monday and she states his threats to burn the house and kill her have compelled the neighbors to sit up nights and watch him.
  • 04 Oct 1906 Emma Feldheiser sues for a divorce from Andrew, charging cruel treatment. Andrew is now serving a jail sentence for beating his wife.
  • 04 Oct 1906 In the superior court Jacob W. Mayer was granted a decree of divorcing him from Sophia Mayer. The woman, who was charged with nagging her husband, neglecting and abusing him, offered no opposition.
  • 04 Oct 1906 Judge O'Rourke granted Mary C. Klinger a divorce from Joseph Klinger.
  • 04 Oct 1906 Mary A. Harring was granted a divorce from Bert Harring and is permitted to reassume her maiden name, Mary Scott.
  • 07 Oct 1906 Louise Clem sues for a decree of divorce from John Clem and the wife asks the custody of their child and $500 alimony. The complaint charges that the husband has abandoned his family, refuses to provide for their support and although he earns good wages at the Bass works he spend it outside the home.
  • 07 Oct 1906 John Meyers is ordered to appear in the superior court at 9 o'clock Monday and how Judge Heaton why he should not be punished for contempt in not paying allowances ordered in divorce proceedings.
  • 09 Oct 1906 The case of Florence E. Ackerman vs. George E. Ackerman was settled and dismissed in the circuit court.
  • 09 Oct 1906 Mrs. Hetty M. Zimmerman got an order of court yesterday for the winter wardrobe of herself and children, which is in the home of Charles Zimmerman from whom she has sued for divorce.
  • 10 Oct 1906 In the circuit court Florence E. Poyser was granted a decree of divorce from Frederick E. Poyser.
  • 10 Oct 1906 Gertie Cress sues for a decree of divorce from Wallie L. Cress and the husband is restrained from drawing his wages from the Wabash railway. Mrs. Cress says the husband has abandoned her. She says, that he has choked her, called her vile names, denied the paternity of their child and has given notice to merchants not to extend her credit.
  • 10 Oct 1906 Matilda C. Moening sues for a decree of divorce from Sylvester Moening.
  • 11 Oct 1906 After much litigation and argument over an estate that was overestimated the divorce decree was entered yesterday in the case of Percy M. Henderson vs. Cora M. Henderson. The decree was granted April 15, 1901. Then the husband was killed and awaiting the development of his estate the entry was delayed until yesterday.
  • 12 Oct 1906 Margaret A. Monnot sues for a decree of divorce from Frank A. Monnot and Judge Heaton, on the application of the plaintiff, restrained the husband from drawing money from the Hamilton bank or mortgaging or encumbering his property before the case is heard.
  • 12 Oct 1906 Margaret M. Jones sues for a decree of divorce from Oscar S. Jones, because the husband has not provided for his wife and child, because he is cruel and abusive, because he used vile language and is an habitual drunkard.
  • 13 Oct 1906 Judge R. B. Dreibelbiss denied a decree of divorce to Calvin Shafer from Anna M. Shafer.
  • 13 Oct 1906 Elizabeth S. Neuhouse was granted a decree of divorce from Frank A. Neuhouse.
  • 13 Oct 1906 Catherine Cunnison was granted a decree of divorce from Nicholas Cunnison.
  • 13 Oct 1906 Edward O. Wedell was restrained from doing anything with his property or money until the application of his wife for a divorce is heard.
  • 14 Oct 1906 Clara Smith sues for a decree of divorce from Thomas B. Smith and Judge Heaton restrained the husband from disposing of or encumbering his property or drawing his wages from the Fort Wayne Windmill company until the case is heard.
  • 16 Oct 1906 Judge O'Rourke granted to Gertie Cress a decree of divorce from Wallie L. Cress, and gave the wife the custody of their child.
  • 17 Oct 1906 Ruby F. Overly was granted a decree of divorce from Albert F. Overly and the custody of their child, Eleanor.
  • 17 Oct 1906 Col M. V. Walsh lost his first case as matrimonial censor, for Judge O'Rourke decided that George W. Bule has a legal right to wed a second time, although he owns his first wife alimony.
  • 18 Oct 1906 Judge Heaton has ordered John Kreuter to appear in court Oct. 20 and show why he should not be punished for contempt in not paying alimony to his wife as ordered.
  • 18 Oct 1906 Morton B. Tyger sues for a decree of divorce from Frances M. Tyger.
  • 19 Oct 1906 Edward R. Schoot is cited to appear in the circuit court October 20 and show cause why he should not be punished for contempt in not paying alimony.
  • 19 Oct 1906 Mrs. Louise Clem begins action to have her marriage with John Clem declared fraudulent, and she asks $1,000 damages. The accusation is that the husband married her to avoid other complications and then deserted her.
  • 19 Oct 1906 Lillian M. Kitchin sues Roy Kitchin for a decree of divorce.
  • 21 Oct 1906 Judge Heaton granted Harry Vance a divorce from Lottie Vance because she struck him and threatened to whip him.
  • 21 Oct 1906 Margaret Monot was given a divorce from Frank A. Monot, allowed $1,700 alimony and permission to reassume her maiden name, Solomon.
  • 21 Oct 1906 Calvin Shafer asks to be divorced from Anna Shafer, saying she threw a knife at him, threatened to kill him and left home without cause.
  • 23 Oct 1906 Judge Heaton granted to George Ballard a decree of divorce from Minerva Ballard.
  • 23 Oct 1906 Edward Schott sues for a decree of divorce from Ethel Schott. The complaint charges with wife with cruelty and making their union unbearable. The husband says his life is in danger.
  • 23 Oct 1906 Elaine Daugherty sues for a decree of divorce from Walter Daugherty, who is charged with cruelty and inhuman treatment.
  • 24 Oct 1906 Orilla D. Marvin sues for a decree of divorce from William H. Marvin.
  • 27 Oct 1906 Mary C. Smith sues for a decree of divorce from William Smith.
  • 28 Oct 1906 Ida Wing was granted by Judge O'Rourke a decree of divorce from Franklin Wing. This is her second divorce in a year. In October a year ago Mrs. Wing was divorce from Joseph Novitsky.
  • 31 Oct 1906 Emma Baer sues for a decree of divorce from Oliver Baer.

  • 01 Nov 1906 Florence Miller was granted a divorce from Alvin Miller.
  • 01 Nov 1906 Calvin Shaffer was granted a decree of divorce from Anna M. Schaffer by Judge O'Rourke.
  • 01 Nov 1906 Caroline Wren sues for a decree of divorce from William Wren. The wife alleges that her husband deserted her a year ago and has not supported her since. They were married in November, 1898, and she charges that during their married life he cursed her and threatened to kill her.
  • 01 Nov 1906 Christian Christensen sues for a decree of divorce from Ada Christensen. The husband alleges that his wife called him a bloody pig and some other names that will not go through the mails, threatening to poison him and frequently wished him dead. He also charges that she visited him at places where he had engagements as a musician and called him bad name in the presence of his associates.
  • 04 Nov 1906 Ada B. Wells was granted a divorce from Joseph B. Wells by Judge O'Rourke. The decree permits the restoration of her maiden name, Houser.
  • 09 Nov 1906 Constantine McKenzie has instituted divorce proceedings in the superior court against Pearl McKenzie, and asks the custody of their two children, the oldest of which is nineteen months of age. He says she assaulted him a number of times, called him bad names and wished that when he went out as a brakeman on his train he would be killed. She had him arrested a few days ago for failure to provide for the children, and the case is still on the docket. She stated on the witness stand at the time that she had been cruelly treated by time and that he had never provided properly for her.
  • 13 Nov 1906 Judge Heaton granted to Orlie M. Smith a decree of divorce from James M. Smith and the custody of their child.
  • 14 Nov 1906 Mr. John Morris, sitting as special judge in the superior court, granted to Martha Fehrer a divorce from William Fehrer.
  • 14 Nov 1906 David C. Bain has instituted divorce proceedings against Dora A. Bain. They were married in Michigan City in May, 1900, and the charge is that she utterly abandoned the plaintiff without cause the following September.
  • 18 Nov 1906 John Krauter was arraigned before Judge Heaton for contempt of court in not paying alimony decreed to his wife, but explaining that he didn't know what alimony meant the matter was banished and Krauter promised to do better.
  • 20 Nov 1906 Mary E. Butler asks for a decree of divorce from Edmund S. Butler and $3,000 alimony. The husband is accused of calling his wife bad names, of threatening to strike and kill her, of keeping his tank full of bad liquor all the time. He has a farm of forty acres and Judge Heaton enjoined him from disturbing his property until the divorce suit is decided.
  • 21 Nov 1906 Judge O'Rourke granted Frederick Witzigreuter a divorce from Fannie Witzigreuter.
  • 21 Nov 1906 Anna Owens was granted a divorce from Edward P. Owens and her maiden name, Anna M. Schindler was restored.
  • 21 Nov 1906 Sherman E. Malcolm was granted a decree of divorce from Emma Della Malcolm.
  • 24 Nov 1906 In the suit brought by Louise Clem, whose husband, John Clem, is charged with having deserted her after he married her to avoid paternity proceedings, a circuit court jury found for the wife and returned a verdict Friday. Under the law the judge will fix the amount of the payment to be given the wife, which cannot be less than $200.
  • 24 Nov 1906 After living together for thirty-five years and raising a family of five children, all of whom have attained their majority, a decree was entered in the superior court to-day granting Mary E. Butler a divorce from Edmund S. Butler. With her decree the wife obtained a judgment for $1,100 alimony. They were married March 30, 1875, and the husband was charged with calling his wife bad names, threatening to kill her, and habitual drunkenness. Besides the alimony named the wife is given the household goods, except a walnut bedstead. She gets all the jellies and jams and a ten gallon crock of sauerkraut.
  • 25 Nov 1906 On the verdict of the circuit court jury Judge O'Rourke placed an assessment of $300 against John Clem for abandoning his wife. Clem went to jail for an hour, but finally decided to settle.
  • 25 Nov 1906 Emma Baer was granted a divorce from Alvin Baer, and Judge O'Rourke gave the mother possession of their four children.
  • 27 Nov 1906 In the superior court yesterday Theresa Manet was granted a divorce from Charles A. Manet on the charge of cruelty and failure to provide. She was forced last November to leave him on account of cruel treatment and insulting and insinuating remarks. The plantiff was permitted to assume her maiden name, Theresa Degitz.
  • 28 Nov 1906 Goldie Agnes Schall sues John Schall for a decree of divorce, alleging that the husband abandoned her without cause or provocation.
  • 29 Nov 1906 Judge O'Rourke granted to Elizabeth A. Garrett a decree of divorce from Franklin Garrett and she is permitted to resume her maiden name, Armstrong for Thanksgiving.

  • 01 Dec 1906 The case of Martha Marquardt vs. George M. Marquardt was dismissed in the circuit court by agreement.
  • 01 Dec 1906 The case of Della Smith vs. Charles A. Smith was dismissed by Judge O'Rourke in the circuit court.
  • 04 Dec 1906 Mrs. Bertha Stoll was granted by Judge O'Rourke a decree of divorce from Capt. Henry C. Stoll and the custody of their son.
  • 04 Dec 1906 Mrs. Rosie Hammel filed suit for a decree of divorce from Frank Hammel. Judge Heaton granted the decree and gave the plaintiff her maiden name, Style. Mrs. Hammel charged her husband with brutal cruelty and failure to provide.
  • 05 Dec 1906 Alice Layman begins action against George Layman for divorce, the custody of their child and $5,000 alimony. The wife charges her husband with cruelty, with calling her vile names and threatening to strike her.
  • 06 Dec 1906 Lenora Haven sues for a decree of divorce from Crist Havens, and Judge Heaton restrained the husband from disposing of his property or visiting or annoying his wife pending the trial of her application for separation.
  • 07 Dec 1906 Bertha Flaig begins proceedings for divorce from Jacob Flaig and $5,000 alimony. Judge Heaton restrained the husband from disposing of his property. The parties were each married before and they each had children of their own. Bertha alleges that Jacob promised to support her children and that she should take charge of his children. Jacob has made it unpleasant for Bertha's children and has tried to make her leave the Flaig homestead. He has even ordered her from the farm. He did not was his children to play with her children. They have no children of their own, so that her children and his children cannot get into scraps with their children. Bertha says Jacob drinks hard cider to excess, and when he gets drunk he makes their Lafayette township farm home too filthy for habitation.
  • 11 Dec 1906 Mrs. Ann Mannack sues for a decree of divorce from William E. Mannock and $1,000 alimony. The husband is accused of being too lazy to work, worthless and shiftless.
  • 13 Dec 1906 Goldie Eareheart sues for a decree of divorce from Ira Eareheart.
  • 15 Dec 1906 Mary Hill asks for a decree of divorce from John S. Hill, who is charged with cruelty, with threatening her life and using obscene and vile language every day. The wife asks the custody of their two-year-old child and $200 a year for its support. Judge Heaton restrained the husband from annoying his wife, from disposing of his property or drawing his wages from the Nickel Plate until the case is heard.
  • 15 Dec 1906 the case of Alice Layman vs. George Layman was dismissed in the circuit court.
  • 18 Dec 1906 The divorce case of Mary Hill vs. John S. Hill, began a few days ago, was dismissed yesterday.
  • 19 Dec 1906 Judge Heaton took Samantha Graves application for divorce under advisement, to let it cool off after the friction of the trial.
  • 20 Dec 1906 John C. Eckert, almost within sight of his honeymoon, hurried into court yesterday and began proceedings for divorce from his wife, Grace. They were married last February and now Eckert says his bride is a habitual drunkard, that she uses foul language and calls him vile names, that yesterday and at divers other times she punched his face and threw various articles of furniture at the plaintiff, who weighs some 300 pounds and had trouble dodging household missiles.
  • 21 Dec 1906 Matilda C. Moening was granted a decree of divorce from Sylvester Moening, and Judge O'Rourke restored the plaintiff's maiden name, Lindner.
  • 21 Dec 1906 Judge Heaton granted to Samantha Graves a plain divorce from George Washington Graves.
  • 22 Dec 1906 In the circuit court yesterday Grace Eckert secured an order from Judge O'Rourke restraining her husband, John C. Eckert, from doing her bodily harm or disposing of his property until the divorce action begun by him is disposed of.
  • 22 Dec 1906 After twenty-five years of married life, in the court of which no children were born to her, Cornella E. Starr wants a legal severance of the nuptial bonds that hold her bound to William H. Starr and she has filed a complaint to that end in the circuit court. She was married December 16, 1880, and separated from her husband last March. During that time she discovered that he had an ungovernable temper and is of an inhospitable disposition and given to accusing her of fractures of the marriage code of which she says she is not guilty. She says that he has ordered her from their home and has repeatedly refused to take his meals with her because he said she had associated with other men.
  • 23 Dec 1906 Eva Stugerwalt sues for a decree of divorce from John Stugerwalt. She says her husband accused her of misconduct wrongfully, that he is violent, that he is dangerous, and she wants him restrained from molesting or visiting her.
  • 23 Dec 1906 Anna Mary Holden and Edward F. Holden were married October 26. They separated December 6. She sues for divorce. She alleges that he has been unfaithful and associates with other women in adultery.
  • 25 Dec 1906 Lillian M. Kitchner was divorced from Roy Kitchner by Judge Heaton and the court enjoined both from marrying again before two years have elapsed.
  • 27 Dec 1906 Mrs. Stegerwald went into court yesterday and had her husband restrained from molesting or annoying her until her application for divorce is passed upon, and Judge Heaton so decreed.
  • 28 Dec 1906 The marital troubles of John C. Eckert and his wife, Grace Eckert were settled yesterday and the divorce proceedings dismissed.
  • 28 Dec 1906 Louise Tourney charges in a divorce complaint filed in the superior court that on Christmas eve August Tourney, her husband, arrived at their home on Baltes avenue under the influence of drink, and by way of preparing his family for a merry celebration made two attempts to kill her and was prevented by the intervention of the children. She charges he paced the floor growling at his children and abusing her, and finally picked up a knife from a cupboard and made for her. The children disarmed him, and he took another knife from his pocket and made a second attack, and was again overpowered. The nuptials of the Tourneys took place November 19, 1877. She says that he called her names too vile to put into a complaint and that about once a week he drinks enough to make him abusive and goes home to unload his bad temper on his family. The wife sets out that he has always been a man of violent temper and that he exercises it at home in proportion to the restraint he is compelled to maintain among strangers. One of the most serious charges in the complaint is that he knocked his invalid daughter from a chair upon which she had taken refuge during the family row. The suit was prepared Wednesday, but Mrs. Tourney was afraid to have it filed, as she feared her husband would carry out an oft-repeated threat to kill her in event she applied for a divorce. A restraining order was issued by Judge Heaton to keep him from molesting his family, which according to his wife, he has never supported, although he earns $60 a month.
  • 30 Dec 1906 Ruby Romizer sues for a decree of divorce from Frank Romizer, who is charged with awful brutality and failure to provide as a husband should.
  • 30 Dec 1906 The divorce suit of Pearl Hays against Frank Hays was dismissed.
  • 30 Dec 1906 Dr. A. J. Kessler was in the circuit court yesterday seeking a modification of his divorce decree to give him charge of his daughter.
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