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Divorce News and Records, Allen Co., Indiana

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1907

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette


  • 01 Jan 1907 Caroline E. Wren was granted a decree of divorce from William Wren by Judge O'Rourke.
  • 01 Jan 1907 Christian Christianson was granted a decree of divorce from Ada Christianson, but Judge Heaton forbids either party to marry within two years.
  • 03 Jan 1907 Judge Heaton granted to Eva Rowland a decree of divorce from Ezra Rowland.
  • 03 Jan 1907 The divorce case of Fred Miller vs. Grace Miller was dismissed.
  • 03 Jan 1907 The divorce case of Neal vs Neal was dismissed.
  • 03 Jan 1907 The divorce case of Caroline Leannan vs. Albert N. Leannan was dismissed.
  • 03 Jan 1907 The divorce case of Franklin M. Reed vs. Lulu M. Reed was dismisses.
  • 03 Jan 1907 The divorce case of Charles H. Loos vs. Ada A. Loos was dismissed.
  • 03 Jan 1907 The divorce case of Susan Noel vs. Samuel Noel was dismissed.
  • 03 Jan 1907 The divorce case of Arthur Eix vs. Mary B. Eix was dismissed.
  • 03 Jan 1907 The divorce case of Frances M. Paraquay vs. Theodore F. Paraquay was dismissed.
  • 03 Jan 1907 The divorce case of Josephine Marouski vs. George Marouski was dismissed.
  • 03 Jan 1907 The divorce case of Mary Shaughnessy vs. Michael Shaughnessy was dismissed.
  • 03 Jan 1907 The divorce case of Anna Knox vs. Arthur Knox was dismissed.
  • 03 Jan 1907 The divorce case of Mary Howe vs. Nelson Howe was dismissed.
  • 03 Jan 1907 The divorce case of Broodress P. Trenary vs. Mariette Trenary was dismissed.
  • 03 Jan 1907 The divorce case of Clara Smith vs. Thomas B. Smith was dismissed.
  • 03 Jan 1907 The divorce case of Nellie T. Timmons vs. Charles H. Timmons was dismissed.
  • 03 Jan 1907 The divorce case of Minnie Myers vs. John Myers was dismissed.
  • 04 Jan 1907 Judge Heaton entered an order in the superior court directing Jacob Flaig, of Lafayette township, to pay $25 to his wife's attorneys, who are engaged in an effort to secure a divorce for her. Flaig stated that his wife has more money than he and objected to paying the money and also made a fight against paying anything for her support while the action is pending.
  • 05 Jan 1907 On the application of Christ H. Havens, Judge Heaton dissolved a restraining order preventing him from visiting his wife, which she secured a day or two ago when she brought suit for divorce. His mother-in-law and members of his wife's family he holds responsible for inducing his wife to leave him and insists that she has no cause and had given him no reason to believe that she was unhappy with him. Judge Heaton stated that on his assurance that he would not harm his wife the husband would be permitted to visit their home and try to effect a reconciliation.
  • 06 Jan 1907 Tamer Rank didn't tame Isaac; at least that is the burden of her complaint. After living alone sixty-six years he was married to Isaac Rank and he celebrated the New Year by driving her out of the home she took him into in St. Joe township. Mrs. Rank wants a divorce and seems to have ground. She charges that he called her names to vile to put into her complaint, beat her, knocked her down and threatened to kill her. Next she alleges that he not only failed to support her, but that during their short marriage she was complelled to feed and clothe him. The marriage records show that she was born in 1840 and had never married prior to the time she linked fortunes with Isaac. He was born in 1848 and had been a widower for seventeen years.
  • 06 Jan 1907 Amanda A. Lavier wants her freedon from the matrimonial ties that bind her to Alfred A. Lavier and his filed an action in the superior court asking a divorce. They were married August 23, 1905, lived together until last October. She says he is an habitual drunkard, accuses her of violations of her marriage vows and left her while she was ill without making any provision for her. She asks to have her maiden name of Ludwick restored.
  • 06 Jan 1907 The divorce case of Lucinda M. Nirdlinger vs. George Nirdlinger was dismissed.
  • 06 Jan 1907 The divorce case of Charlotte Petzinger vs. Frederick J. Petzinger was dismissed.
  • 06 Jan 1907 The divorce case of Anna E. Brehm vs. George Brehm was dismissed.
  • 06 Jan 1907 The divorce case of Adaline Smith vs. Christian Smith was dismissed.
  • 06 Jan 1907 The divorce case of Geo. Weaver vs. Minnie Weaver was dismissed.
  • 06 Jan 1907 The divorce case of Harry Aker vs. Sadie Aker was dismissed.
  • 06 Jan 1907 The divorce case of Mary Sessler vs. William Sessler was dismissed.
  • 06 Jan 1907 The divorce case William C. Wilsey vs. Nellie Wilsey was dismissed.
  • 06 Jan 1907 The divorce case of George W. Shannon vs. Elenora Shannon was dismissed.
  • 06 Jan 1907 The divorce case of Hattie M. Zimmerman vs. Charles M. Zimmerman was dismissed.
  • 06 Jan 1907 The divorce case of Nora Ertel vs. John J. Ertel was dismissed.
  • 06 Jan 1907 The divorce case of Anna Wedell vs. Edward Wedell was dismissed.
  • 06 Jan 1907 Some time ago Charlotte Kreuter got a divorce from John and $10 a month alimony. A few days ago John held a $10 bill in his hand and flashed it in front of his former wife's face and said he would like to see her get the alimony. Proceedings in contempt have been brought.
  • 09 Jan 1907 Louisa Miller asks for a decree of divorce and $1,500 alimony from Herman Miller, who accuses his wife of being too intimate with other men, of threatening her violence and urging her to get a divorce which she proposes to do.
  • 10 Jan 1907 Judge O'Rourke granted to Carrie Schmidt a decree of divorce from Henry Schmidt and the custody of their three children.
  • 15 Jan 1907 Judge O'Rourke granted a decree of divorce to Goldie Eareheart from Ira Earehart and her maiden name Goldie Harber was restored.
  • 16 Jan 1907 David C. Bain was granted a decree of divorce from Dora A. Bain.
  • 17 Jan 1907 Louise Kaade begins action against Hermann E. Kaade for divorce, citing extreme cruelty and neglect. When Mrs. Kaade was sick she says her husband comforted her with the wish that she would die; that during their married life he choked her, struck her and bruised her; that he called her vile names; that in her absence he brought lewd women to their house and finally abandoned her, refusing to support her altogether.
  • 18 Jan 1907 Mrs. Laura Likens sues John H. Likens for a decree of divorce and charges that he has been cruel to her, that his love turned to hate, that he remained away from home at night, that he finally forced her to work in order to support herself and threatened bodily harm. Judge Heaton restrained the husband from molesting or visiting his wife or disposing of his property until the matter of alimony is settled.
  • 19 Jan 1907 Special Judge Wilmer Leonard handed down a decision yesterday granting to Loretta E. Shambarger a decree of divorce from Emmor Shambarger. It was a case venued from Judge Heaton.
  • 20 Jan 1907 Judge Heaton granted Charlotte Krauter a decree of divorce from John L. Krauter. The wife was given custody of their child and the home she resides in and its furniture as alimony.
  • 24 Jan 1907 Claudine Curtis sues for a decree of divorce from Charles L. Curtis.
  • 25 Jan 1907 Hon. John Morris, presiding in the superior court, granted to Bertha Flaig a decree of divorce from Jacob Flaig and, besides, gave her $500 alimony.
  • 26 Jan 1907 Judge Heaton divorced Tamer May from Isaac May and restored the wife's maiden name, Rank. The court also fave the wife $300 alimony.
  • 26 Jan 1907 Nettie Houser wants a decree of divorce from Theodore Houser. She says her husband is an habitual drunkard, abuses her, calls her names and toils not for her support.
  • 27 Jan 1907 Judge Heaton granted to Louisa Miller a divorce from Herman A. Miller.
  • 29 Jan 1907 Anna Knock sues for a decree of divorce from William F. Knock and she tells a pitiful story. She is afflicted with tuberculosis and is in failing health, needing medical attention, care and nursing but her husband, she says turned on her with sbuse, called her vile and cruel names, told her he wished she was out of the way and did nothing to support her. She wants a decree of divorce, alimony and the court is asked to restrain the husband from disposing of his property until the case is decided.
  • 30 Jan 1907 Judge Heaton granted to Leonora Havens a decree from Christ H. Havens and he is required to contribute $10 a month towards the support of their child, the custody of whom is given to the mother.
  • 30 Jan 1907 John Jacob Hontheim begins action against Philomena Hontheim for divorce. The charge is that the wife picked up her garments and walked off.
  • 30 Jan 1907 William L. Badiac charges that Leonora Badiac left him without expressing regrets or asking leave and the husband wants to make the separation permanent.
  • 30 Jan 1907 Mary L. Carter wants a divorce from James M. Carter and $500 alimony. The charge is that Mr. Carter has been cruel, threatened his wife and even told her he would knock her brains out. Mrs. Carter thinks it is safer to be away from him and the husband is restrained from disposing of his property or molesting his wife until the case is heard.

  • 01 Feb 1907 Emma B. Henning filed suit for separation from Frederick Henning and alimony in the sum of $1,000. She was married to Henning on August 26, 1892, and separated from him on January 29. Among other things she charges that Henning threw hot oatmeal in her face, and smashed up the furniture.
  • 01 Feb 1907 Dora Marie Graper asks for a divorce from William Frederick Graper, the custody of their little girl and the restoration of her maiden name, Koop. The two were married on October 22, 1903. She charges cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 01 Feb 1907 Lucille Fischer wants a divorce from William Fischer, who with one Dora Badlack, was in the police court recently on a charge of fornication. Mrs. Fischer alleges inhuman treatment. She asks that her maiden name of Bidlack be restored to her. The couple were married on February 9, 1904.
  • 01 Feb 1907 Catherine Pooley has filed a divorce complain against Joseph J. Pooley. Mrs. Pooley says her husband threatens her life and never bought her any clothing, save from junk dealers. She also alleges that her husband violated his marriage vows. The Pooleys were married on May 28, 1902. They have two small children, the custody of which Mrs. Pooley asks. She also wants alimony in the sum of $1,000 and an order was issued restraining Pooley from disposing of his property. A restraining order was also issued against Pooley's employer, preventing him from paying the defendant wages during the pendency of the cause.
  • 02 Feb 1907 Laura Kissinger charges in her complaint that her spouse, Samuel, accused her of infidelity, threatened to blow her head off if she ever spoke to any other man because he wanted her love for himself. As evidence of how he valued her affection he threatened to kill her with a chair and was only prevented from doing so by interference of other persons. Finally he drove her and her babe from home, she alleges, and told her to earn her own living.
  • 02 Feb 1907 Mattie Ostman applies for a divorce from William Ostman and her story is a repetition of alleged cruelities committed during her married life. A order was issued by Judge Heaton restraining William from molesting her.
  • 02 Feb 1907 Lenora Badiac filed a cross-complaint in the divorce suit brough several days ago by her husband, William L. Badiac. She says he frequently threatened to kill her and a month before her last child was born he struck her and injured her so that she was ill for a long time and then refused to call a doctor to attend her. She says he called her bad names and told his little daughter her mother was "No better than an old sow." Mrs. Badiac denies all her husband's allegation. At her request Judge Heaton issued a restraining order to prevent Badiac from drawing his wages.
  • 03 Feb 1907 Walter Slear, who formerly was a member of the Fort Wayne baseball team, was sent to the bad by fame, according to a divorce complaint filed by his wife Anna in the superior court. The plaintiff was Anna Halzer, and she was wooed and won by the ball player and they were married in November, 1903. In September, 1906, they separated after Slear had failed to provide for her. In her complaint, Mrs. Slear says "the plaudits of the multitudes seemed to influence him to think he was more worthy then he really is." Among the applauders were members of the demi-monde, and Slear told his wife he enjoyed their society more than hers and that he was a burden to him. She wants her maiden name restored.
  • 03 Feb 1907 William Henry Bashford tried to be lenient and forgiving toward his wife Frances as long as she confined her amiable weaknesses to staying out at night and swearing at him, with an occasional walloping thrown in, but when she came to him with an axe and threatened to kill him he thought he had reached the limit. All these things are recited in a complaint for divorce which he filed Saturday in the superior court. He says he married Frances in October, 1906, and a month later she gave him a love tap straight from the shoulder that proved her a hard antagonist. He says she stayed out nearly every night until 12 o'clock and sometimes until 3 in the morning, sometimes varying the program by not showing up at all. These nights, he says, she spent in the company of other men. Friday night she came home at 10 o'clock, and when he remonstrated with her she went after him with an axe and threatened to brain him. He says she abused their little adopted daughter and sometimes took the child with her on her nocturnal excursions, so he wants the custody of the girl. He secured a restraining order to prevent his wife from taking the child away.
  • 03 Feb 1907 Mary L. Carter and James M. Carter appeared in the superior court and informed Judge Heaton that they have made up their differences. Mrs. Carter asked to have her divorce case, instituted several days ago. dismissed. The judge complied, also dissolving the restraining order issued against the husband.
  • 06 Feb 1907 Judge Heaton restrained William Henry Bashford from disposing of his property or taking his child our of the court's jurisdiction until the divorce case is heard.
  • 07 Feb 1907 Judge Heaton modified the restraining order issued in the case of Emma B. Henning vs. Frederick Henning and the defendant is permitted to draw his wages.
  • 07 Feb 1907 Laura M. Heart sues Harry Heart for divorce.
  • 08 Feb 1907 Ella Everett begins action for divorce and $1,000 alimony, the defendant being her husband, William A. Everett. The wife asked and secured from Judge Heaton an order restraining the husband from disposing of his property or drawing his wages from the Pennsylvania Railroad company until the case is decided. The complaint declares that the husband kicked her in the stomach just before their baby was born, and aslo struck her in the stomach with a broomstick just two weeks ago, permanently injuring her.
  • 08 Feb 1907 In the Bashford divorce case the defendant was required to pay into court $25 for attorney fee by Judge Heaton.
  • 10 Feb 1907 Mrs. Ella M. Calhoun was granted a decree of divorce from Charles Calhoun by Judge O'Rourke.
  • 10 Feb 1907 Sarah J. Long has instituted action for a decree of divorce from Harry C. Long. Their wedding took place January 5, 1897, and they lived together until last June and in the meantime the husband is said to have struck, kicked and bruised his wife on several occasions, to have knocked her down with his fists and to have called her bad names and sworn at her. There are two children and the wife says her husband has deserted her and is not providing for her support.
  • 12 Feb 1907 Cora B. Rose sues for a decree of divorce from William W. Rose, who is said in the complaint to be an habitual drunkard. It is further charged that the husband has been abusive, using vile language and frequently striking the plaintiff. Mrs. Rose asks the custody of their two children.
  • 13 Feb 1907 Mary Sessler begins action before Judge O'Rourke against William Sessler to recover damages from the husband, who is charged with marrying her to escape paternity proceedings. She says Sessler, who married her some time ago, began abusing her and finally abandoned her. She charges the husband with fraud.
  • 13 Feb 1907 Ada Youngs asks Judge Heaton to grant her a decree of divorce from Theodore Youngs. She says her husband has failed to provide for her, has spent his time and his money with lewd women and she wants to be rid of him.
  • 13 Feb 1907 Judge Heaton has modified a former order to permit Mrs. Frances Bashford to spend an hour each day with her child, which was given to the father pending divorce proceeding.
  • 13 Feb 1907 Florence Palmer sues for a decree of divorce from Vincent Leo Palmer and $50 alimony. The husband is charged with cruelty and desertion and the Brown Trucking company is restrained from paying him wages until the divorce case is heard.
  • 14 Feb 1907 Huldah C. Beckstein sues for a decree of divorce from J. George Beckstein. The husband is charged with cruelty and unbearable conduct, challenging the wife to get a divorce.
  • 15 Feb 1907 Judge Heaton appointed the Hon. S. R. Alden special judge to try the Osterman divorce case. Judge O'Rourke, who was first appointed, having asked to be excused.
  • 16 Feb 1907 Goldie Agnes Schall was given an absolute divorce from John Schall, and is permitted to reassume her maiden name, Wagner.
  • 17 Feb 1907 Judge Heaton granted Lillian Lauer a divorce from William Lauer and the decree restores her maiden name, Tilbury.
  • 17 Feb 1907 Winifred Rayal was granted a divorce from Edward C. Rayal, and Judge Heaton forbade her to be re-married within two years.
  • 19 Feb 1907 Judge Heaton granted Anna Slear a divorce from Walter Slear, the ball player, and the decree also restores her maiden name, Holzer.
  • 19 Feb 1907 Anna M. Seibert sues for a decree of divorce from Charles C. Seibert. The complaint says the Seiberts were married in 1901, separated in 1906, and in her complaint the wife recites a long list of cruelties alleged to have been suffered at the hands of her husband, including profanity, physical violence, drunkenness and failure to provide.
  • 19 Feb 1907 Katie Parks sues for a decree of divorce from Charles Parks and she asks the Exchange bank of Churubusco, to be restrained from paying him money. The complaint charges Parks with drunkenness, with cruelty and neglect, finally deserting his wife.
  • 20 Feb 1907 Edward Weddell is on trial in the circuit court for attempting to murder his wife after she began proceedings for divorce from him. Weddell fired a bullet into his wife's breast and the ball is still in her body, although she looks none the worse for it.
  • 21 Feb 1907 The circuit court jury found Edward Wedell guilty of assault and battery in shooting to kill his wife and imposed a fine of $225 on him. Mr. Wedell ought to thank the jury.
  • 22 Feb 1907 The Badiac divorce case is on trial in the superior court before Special Judge Sol A. Wood, and the evidence is salacious.
  • 24 Feb 1907 In the case of Cornelia E. Starr vs. William H. Starr, Judge O'Rourke granted to the wife a decree of divorce.
  • 24 Feb 1907 Anna Mannock obtained a decree of divorce from William E. Mannock in the circuit court.
  • 26 Feb 1907 Amanda McSweeney sues for a decree of divorce from George McSweeney, $500 alimony and the custody of their child.
  • 26 Feb 1907 Arthur Knox files proceedings against Anna Knox for a decree of divorce. The complaint charges that the Knox's were married in October, 1902, and lived together until a week ago Wednesday. He says that on February 22 last she confessed that she had been criminally intimate with a man in the Calderwood hotel a year ago, and that since that time she had associations with other men. In consequence of these confessions, which he believes are true, he cannot longer live with his wife and seeks a divorce.
  • 26 Feb 1907 Joseph J. Pooley, who as been sued for divorce by his wife, was cited to appear in court to show cause why he should not be held in contempt of court for failure to pay $20 into court for his wife. He will contest the payment of the money and, although he originally defaulted on the divorce case, will put in an appearance with an attorney.
  • 27 Feb 1907 In the superior court Judge John H. Aiken, presiding by special call, granted to Mrs. Ethel Schott a decree of divorce from Edward Schott on the wife's cross complaint and gave to Mrs. Schott's mother the custody of the child of the divorced couple. Mr. and Mrs. Schott frequently quarreled and their life was a strenuous one.
  • 28 Feb 1907 Theodore Baker began proceedings for divorce from Anna Baker, who according to the complaint confessed to all sorts of transgressions.
  • 28 Feb 1907 Peter Miller says his wife, Rose, whom he married in February 1901, at the outset refused to live in Pittsburg, where he had prepared a home. Afterwards she got into the habit of going to dances, leaving him at home to care for their baby, and she would often not return before morning. Then she had a vocbulary of profanity that would make a sailor sick with envy.
  • 28 Feb 1907 Alva Reed accuses his wife of infidelity, spending her nights in wine rooms and coming home drunk in the mornings and making him get breakfast, swearing at him vigorously meanwhile. If he chanced to come home while she was entertaining male callers she would lock him out. He stood this for six years but finally balked and filed a complaint for divorce.
  • 28 Feb 1907 Mary J. Hauenstein says she married Jacob W. Hauenstein in October 1902, and in March 1905, he abandoned her. leaving her without money for her support and since than he has refused to support her.
  • 28 Feb 1907 Zoie Gambet's complaint asking for a divorce from Albert Gamber is brief, although they lived together since their marriage on November 13, 1888, until Februday 19 of this year. She says he is desperately jealous, has no control over his temper and has threatened to do her bodily harm.
  • 28 Feb 1907 The divorce case of Theodore A. Pattee vs. Orpha Pattee was called up again in the superior court, when the defendant moved to dismiss the case on account of the plaintiff's failure to obey an order of the court. This was overruled and the defendant then moved for a stay of the proceedings. The hearing was continued until today. The plaintiff in the case is Deputy Sheriff Theodore A. Pattee, who last fall married a widow of mature years who deserted him after a few days. He filed suit for a divorce and the defendant failed to appear on the day set for the trial and the divorce was granted by default. Before the decree was entered the defendant appeared by attorney and had the decree set aside.

  • 02 Mar 1907 Elnora Keever was granted a divorce from Edwin Keever and the custody of their little son by a decree rendered by Judge Heaton in the superior court yesterday. The complaint was filed by the attorneys as Keever was not in court. Keever formerly conducted a saloon on Columbia street and accumulated property valued at $8,000 to $10,000. The property settlemets were made out of court. Mrs. Keever charged cruelty.
  • 02 Mar 1907 Josephine Barrick filed suit in the superior court for divorce from William Barrick, charging cruelty and desertion. The two were married on August 22, 1904, and Mrs. Barrick charges that her husband deserted her on January 15 last, going to Dayton, O.
  • 04 Mar 1907 Judge Heaton granted to Mrs. Laura Kissinger a decree of divorce from Samuel Kissinger. The wife told the court that her husband questioned her chastity, that he struck her and aimed a blow at her with a chair. The husband will be required to pay $6 a month for the support of their child.
  • 04 Mar 1907 In the hearing of the application of Mrs. Ruby May Romizer for a decree of divorce from Frank Romizer, Harry G. Hogan presided in the superior court. The wife testified that her husband struck her on the eye and threw knives at her when he was sober enough. Mrs. Romizer not only got a divorce, but her maiden name Palmer was restored.
  • 06 Mar 1907 Pretty Ruby Palmer ser the decree of Judge Heaton at defiance yesterday when she appeared with Georg E. Poff in the clerk's office and secured a marriage license. Ruby was Mrs. Frank Romizer until last Saturday, when she secured a divorce from her husband on the ground od cruelty. The decree was granted but the judge added a provison that the plaintiff should not marry again withing two years. The courts order did not daunt the fair girl, however, for yesterday she and George E. Poff appeared before the county clerk and secured a marriage license.
  • 07 Mar 1907 Clara L. Doehrmann began action for a decree of divorce from William C. Doehrmann. The complaint charges the husband with desertion and failure to provide. He is now a resident of Louisville, Ky. He is a son of William Doehrmann, formerly of the board of public works and Mrs. Doehrmann was formerly Clara Moellering.
  • 07 Mar 1907 Hulda C. Beckstein, who sued her husband, J. George Beckstein, for divorce a few days ago, later applied for support. Beckstein filed an answer stating that his money is tied up by court orders and he could not give any allowance as ordered by the court unless his wife would hoin with him in mortgaging their home. The court has taken no action.
  • 07 Mar 1907 Lenora Badiac asks in the court for support from her husband William, pending divorce proceedings.
  • 07 Mar 1907 The divorce case of Katie Parks vs. Charles Parks was dismissed in the circuit court and restraining order was dissolved.
  • 08 Mar 1907 Judge O'Rourke granted to Cora B. Rose a decree of divorce from William R. Rose and she also was awarded the custody of their two children.
  • 08 Mar 1907 Nancy J. Andrews sues for a decree of divorce from Henry Andrews. She says her husband has cursed her, has been cruel and inhuman until living together is impossible.
  • 08 Mar 1907 Sarah Soule sues for a decree of divorce from William Soule becasue he has been cruel to her, has cursed her and failed to support her.
  • 10 Mar 1907 In the superior court Saturday afternoon Special Judge Wood granted a divorce to William Badiac from his wife Nora and gave the custody of the two children to Mr. Badiac's parents. Some of the evidence in the case was rather nauseating.
  • 12 Mar 1907 Ellen Herzog sues for a decree of divorce from John Herzog and the husband is restrained from disposing of his wealth until the case and his liability are determined.
  • 13 Mar 1907 Rosa Schell sues for a decree of divorce from Alfred V. Schell. The complaint say that the parties were married in 1870. Mrs. Schell says that in 1884 her husband with out cause abandoned her and since she has no knowledge of his where abouts nor has he contributed anything to her support, she wants to be rid of him.
  • 13 Mar 1907 Judge Heaton granted to Arthur Knox a decree of divorce from Anna Knox.
  • 14 Mar 1907 Judge Heaton granted to Theodore Baker a decree of divorce from Anna Baker but he gave the wife custody of their child and ordered the father to pay $6 a month for its support.
  • 16 Mar 1907 The Bashford divorce case occupied the attention of Judge Heaton all day Friday and will to-day. The evidence showed that Mr. and Mrs. Bashford, before the magic words that made them one were pronounced, lived happily together, but just as soon as the union was legalized their troubles began. There is a child in the case and Judge Heaton is concerned about its future.
  • 16 Mar 1907 Mrs. Maude Smith sues for a decree of divorce from Herbert Smith, who is accused of using vile language, of choking and slapping his wife and she expresses fear of him.
  • 19 Mar 1907 Judge O'Rourke agreed that Ida Pearl Morrey should have a decree of divorce from Albert Richard Morrey, but all the costs are to be paid befor it becomes effective.
  • 19 Mar 1907 Nancy J. Andrews was granted a decree of divorce from Henry S. Andrews and her maiden name, McCelland, by Judge Heaton.
  • 19 Mar 1907 Frances Bashford was decreed a decree of divorce from William Henry Bashford on her cross complaint, granted her the custody of their six-year-old daughter, Helen, and requires the father to pay $8 a month for her support and education.
  • 19 Mar 1907 Judge Heaton divorced Claudine Curtis from Charles L. Curtis, restored her maiden name, Scott, and then denied her the right to remarry within two years, allowing her alimony in the sum of $1,000.
  • 20 Mar 1907 Elizabeth M. Crabb sues for a decree of divorce from Cornelius J. Crabb and in the complaint Mrs. Crabb says her husband is noxious, had bad habits, is cruel and abusive, and she wants to be away from him.
  • 22 Mar 1907 Mrs. Florence M. Waters began action against Albert L. Waters for a decree of divorce in the superior court Thursday morning and in the afternoon the case was dismissed. Mrs. Waters also has the court restrain the husband from visiting her and she wanted him enjoined from disposing of his property until she had obtained $1,000 alimony. The parties live on the Anthrup farm out on the St. Joe road and made peace after divorce papers were served.
  • 22 Mar 1907 Nellie E. Timmons sues for a decree of divorce from Charles H. Timmons.
  • 23 Mar 1907 Laura Tyler sues for a limited decree of divorce from Asa M. Tyler, charging that he ignores her and refuses to acknowledge her as his wife.
  • 23 Mar 1907 Louise Helen Miller sues for a decree of divorce from William Miller, claiming that the husband was too fervent with a Miss Irma.
  • 24 Mar 1907 Amanda Roose obtained in the court of Judge O'Rourke a decree of divorce from Edward W. Roose.
  • 24 Mar 1907 Mrs. Emma Thompson files action for a limited divorce from Elmer J. Thompson, charging that he is abusive, uses vile language and strikes her. The husband tends bar for F. L. Bricknese, and the wife asks that the court make her an allowance up to $1,000 while they are separated. The request is that his wages be attached.
  • 24 Mar 1907 Judge Heaton granted to Mrs. Laura E. W. Tyler a limited separation of four years, and the husband, Asa M. Tyler is required to pay $33 a month for the sustenance of his wife.
  • 24 Mar 1907 Amanda A. Lavier was granted a decree of divorce from Alfred Lavier, but the wife is prohibited from marrying again within two years.
  • 27 Mar 1907 John W. Brenenkant begins action for divorce from Hazel Brenenkant. The husband declares that his wife smokes cigarettes, goes to gay dances and uses language he cannot repeat in his complaint, so vile it is. He also says she threatens to brain him with a hatohet, that she made a target of him with the plates and otherwise made life too dangerous for him.
  • 28 Mar 1907 Oliver G. Baird began action yesterday for a decree of divorce from Minerva Baird, and he gives his wife a spicy record in the complaint. He says she calls him vile names and disposes of her time in a manner to disturb his ideas of marital obligations. Mr. Baird says he is a railroad fireman, and his occupation keeps him away from home at night. Then he says Minerva goes forth with gay men and frequently he beats her home, and then she entertains him with stories of her capers. This case was in court once before on the suit of the wife.
  • 30 Mar 1907 Elizabeth Magner files proceedings for a decree of divorce from Eli W. Magner.

  • 02 Apr 1907 Lavina M. Bowers institutes action for divorce from Jefferson L. Bowers. In the complaint she charges that her husband choked, beat and kicked her and otherwise threated her brutally and cruelly.
  • 03 Apr 1907 Judge Heaton granted to Emma Thompson a decree of divorce from Elmer Thompson.
  • 03 Apr 1907 Harvey C. Warkar began action for a decree of divorce from Ruby May Warkar because his eife shot at him, the bullet piercing his hat and cutting off a few top hairs. Ruby, he says, is now living at Montepelier a very gay life, and Harvey wants to be free.
  • 04 Apr 1907 Anna Schmit asks for a decree of divorce from John F. Schmit, who is characterized as a drunkard, in fact be pawned his wife's watch to get money for liquor.
  • 05 Apr 1907 Henry Hirschfelder asks for a decree of divorce from Ella Hirschfelder, who fled from his home and he believes she is in South Dakota.
  • 05 Apr 1907 Ira I. Wolford sues for a divorce from Elizabeth Wolford on the ground of adultery with various men.
  • 09 Apr 1907 Judge Heaton granted a divorce to John W. Brenenkant from Hazel Brenenkant.
  • 09 Apr 1907 Anna Schmit was divorced from John P. Schmit.
  • 09 Apr 1907 Nettie Houser was granted a divorce from Theodore Houser.
  • 09 Apr 1907 Mary F. Franke begins action for a limited separation from her husband, Edward G. Franke, alleging their inability to live happily.
  • 10 Apr 1907 Alice Johnson asks for a decree of divorce from Ben Johnson.
  • 12 Apr 1907 Mrs. Maud Meyers filed application for a limited separation from Gustave Meyers, who is accused of cruelty and a disposition to neglect his wife and three children. Meyers earns $5 a day at the rolling mills and the company is enjoined from paying him wages unntil this case is settled.
  • 14 Apr 1907 Judge O'Rourke granted to Elizabeth Crabb a decree of divorce from Cornelius J. Crabb and restored the plaintiff's name, Elizabeth Sutton.
  • 14 Apr 1907 Judge Heaton granted John Jacob Hontheim a divorce from Philomina Hontheim on a charge of abandonment.
  • 14 Apr 1907 Ada Youngs was granted a divorce from Theodore Youngs on the ground of abandonment.
  • 14 Apr 1907 Mary Kreckman has applied for a divorce from Fred W. Kreckman, asserting in the complaint that he left her without support in 1903.
  • 16 Apr 1907 Judge Heaton granted to Frederick W. Kreckman a decree of divorce from Mary Kreckman.
  • 16 Apr 1907 Mary D. Somers sues for a decree of divorce from John D. Somers.
  • 17 Apr 1907 Clara M. Esterline files suit for a divorce from Samuel A. Esterline. She asks $2,000 alimony and the husband is restrained from disposing of his property until the cause is heard.
  • 17 Apr 1907 John H. Crago asks for a decree of divorce from Mary M. Crago because with wife has been cruel to him and called him bad and vile names.
  • 18 Apr 1907 Mrs. Maggie Mueller sues for a decree of divorce from Henry Mueller, alleging that the husband will not contribute to her support, that he is an habitual drunkard and spends his time accumulating jags.
  • 19 Apr 1907 Fritz G. Rogers presented in court a written statement of all his receipts and disbursements since he brought a divorce suit against his wife something more that a year ago and was ordered to pay her $5 a week for her support and that of the children. He says he worked on rural telephone lines last fall and during the winter and that he was not able to pay because among other things a tent in which he was sleeping was destroyed by fire and $20 that he had in one of the pockets of his pants was burned with his other belongings.
  • 19 Apr 1907 In the circuit court the divorce suit of Lena vs. Charles Aker was called on a change of venue. The defendant filed an answer in general denial and asserted that he believed that his wife may have had another husband at the time he married her. The plaintiff firmly denies this. The evidence when the case comes to trial promises to be of a sensational order. The plaintiff yesterday asked time to amend the complaint before the case comes to trial. This time was granted.
  • 20 Apr 1907 William Frederick Graper is cited to appear in the superior court and show Judge Heaton why he should not be punished for not paying certain moneys for the support of his wife and children. He will respond today.
  • 21 Apr 1907 Jane Fraine begins proceedings for a decree of divorce from Prosper Fraine and the husband is restrained from disturbing his finances until the case is decided.
  • 21 Apr 1907 Judge Heaton granted to Amanda Elizabeth McBride a decree of divorce from John McBride and $275 alimony, as well as the custody of their child.
  • 23 Apr 1907 Catherine Figel began proceedings for a decree of divorce from Henry Figel, who is accused of cruelty and is called an habitual drunkard, dangerous in habits. The Prefection Biscuit company is restrained from paying Figel wages until the divorce case is heard and determined.
  • 23 Apr 1907 The divorce suit of Arvilla D. Marvin vs. William H. Marvin in the superior court was dismissed by Judge Heaton.
  • 24 Apr 1907 Judge O'Rourke granted to Olive G. Baird a decree of divorce from Minerva Baird and also the custody of their child.
  • 24 Apr 1907 Mrs. Minnie M. Miller began proceedings for a decree of divorce from Edgar E. Miller, who is charged with cruelty and conduct unbecoming a husband.
  • 24 Apr 1907 Sarah Soule obtained a decree of divorce from William Soule and was given the custody of their child Raymond by Judge Heaton.
  • 25 Apr 1907 Ernest Reinking filed application for a divorce from Pauline Reinking. Both husband and wife were married before and have children of former unions. The parties could not get along and separated. As a result, Judge Heaton granted the decree of divorce.
  • 25 Apr 1907 Catherine Pooley was granted a decree of divorce from Joseph T. Rooley and the custody of their children, Albertine, Estella and John William, the husband to pay $4 per month for the support of each child. The case was heard by Judge Heaton.
  • 25 Apr 1907 John Harrison asks for a decree of divorce from Louisa Harrison, who is accused of using vile language and otherwise misbehaving.
  • 25 Apr 1907 Ida A. Gamble sues for a divorce from Eugene Gamble because he applied vile epitheis to her.
  • 27 Apr 1907 Jennie Klenke sues for a decree of divorce from Louis Klenke, the charge being crueity and abuse until the wife has lost all love for the husband.
  • 28 Apr 1907 The case of Jane Fraine vs. Prosper E. Fraine in the circuit court was dismissed and the costs were paid.

  • 01 May 1907 John A. Biddlecome begins action for divorce against Margaret Biddlecome. The charge is cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 02 May 1907 John H. Crago explained to Judge Heaton his inability to comply with the cour's order directing him to make payments of attorney's fees and support for his wife pending the disposal of a divorce action. He had been cited for contempt, but upon filing his showing was discharged.
  • 03 May 1907 Mrs. Lizzie S. Pageler sues for a decree of divorce from Henry W. Pageler.
  • 04 May 1907 Julia J. Walters sues for a decree of divorce from Edward Walters. The complaint charges the husband with cruelty, with striking his wife and questioning her chastity without just cause.
  • 05 May 1907 Judge O'Rourke presiding as special judge in the superior court, granted Lenna L. Aker a divorce from Frank Aker.
  • 05 May 1907 Clara L. Doehrman was granted a divorce from William C. Doehrman by Judge O'Rourke. She was awarded the custody of her baby.
  • 07 May 1907 In the superior court Judge Heaton granted Harvey C. Walkar a divorce from Ruby Mae Walkar. Harvey stated that Ruby May had lost her affection for him and was basking in the smiles of other men and was now the inmate of a Chicago street resort. He stated that a few months ago he went home one noon to find his wife in the associations of another man. When he discovered them Ruby May pulled a revolver from the bad and fired a shot at him. The shot went through the crown of his hat and came so close to his head that he felt the force of the bullet on his skull. He thought that it was not sake for him to live with her longer. Ruby May was not present to defend the suit. The couple were married in Huntington about a year ago.
  • 07 May 1907 In the superior court Ida A. Gamble was granted a divorce from Eugene Gamble.
  • 10 May 1907 In Judge Heaton's court John H. Crago was granted a divorce from Mary N. Crago.
  • 10 May 1907 Judge Heaton granted Maggie Mueller a divorce from Henry Mueller. They owned property jointly and the agreement was made when the divorce was granted that the property which is in the wife's name, be retained in her possession but that she pay to her former husband the sum of $300.
  • 10 May 1907 In the superior court Helen Burtsfield applied for a divorce from William L. Burtsfield. They were married in 1905. She alleges that one day last March he kicked her, and that he has shamefully abused her and she was force to leave him. She seeks alimony in the sum of $2,500 and has restrained the Hamilton bank from paying to him certain sums of money said to be in the possession of the bank.
  • 11 May 1907 Judge Heaton Granted Rosa Schell a decree of divorce from Alfred Schell.
  • 11 May 1907 Minnie M. Miller was granted a divorce in the circuit court from Edgar Miller and allowed to resume her maiden name of Branner.
  • 12 May 1907 Hulda Beckstein was granted a decree of divorce from J. George Beckstein by Judge Heaton, but the division of their property is taken under advisement.
  • 14 May 1907 Myrtle Keck has filed application for a decree of divorce from Frank M. Keck. The wife says her husband is a drunkard, that he cursed and beat her and she wants to be free.
  • 14 May 1907 Edward O'Keefe sues for a decree of divorce from Minnie O'Keefe. The husband says the wife was unfaithful to her marriage vows and Burt Willison is named as co-respondent.
  • 15 May 1907 Nellie Curtis asks for a decree of divorce from Harry J. Curtis. The charge is alleged cruelty and inhumanity.
  • 16 May 1907 Elizabeth Omspacher sues for a decree of divorce from Hiram W. Omspacher. The wife says that Hiram is a prize fighter, that he get drunk; that he is without virtue, or was at Marion, Ind. and divers other places and she wants to be free from him.
  • 17 May 1907 Edna C. Shadewald sues for decree of divorce from William J. Shadewald and the case is in the superior court. The charge is failure to provide for the wife's support.
  • 17 May 1907 Lessie A. Woods wants a divorce from Charles H. Woods and in support of a complaint filed in the superior court he got angry because she visited her mother on Easter Sunday and when she went back to her home at Sheldon he abused her for four solid hours, in the course of which he caught her and hammed her about a bit. She also says he did practically the same thing when she visited her father on his death bed and that he has called her vile and abusive names over since they were married in May 1900.
  • 21 May 1907 The divorce suit of Helen Burtsfield bs. William has been dismissed by Judge Heaton and all costs paid.
  • 21 May 1907 Zepha Hoffman Painter in the superior court sues Alfred Painter for divorce. They were married in Portland, Ore. in June, 1905, and have a baby girl about a year old in November, 1905. Painter gave his wife money to come to Fort Wayne to visit her parents. Since then he has refused to give her money to go back to Portland. She has been working in the Electric Light works to support herself and baby.
  • 21 May 1907 Catherine Figel, who sued Henry Figel for divorce, had the restraining order dissolved and the divorce dismissed.
  • 23 May 1907 Minnie Sowers wants a divorce from David Sowers and has filed a suit in the circuit court. She charges that he cursed, abused and choked her, Threatened her life and became so abusive that she was afraid to live with him and went to the home of her sister. She asks a restraining order to keep him from interfering with her or disposing of their household furnture.
  • 26 May 1907 Josephine Hoover sues for a decree of divorce from Charles Hoover. The complaint alleges that Hoover has been cruel to her, has choked and struck her and has failed to provide for her and that he has sold furniture and personal effects belonging to her and her daughter by a former marriage and has appropriated the money to his own use. Besides this the allegation is made that he has contracted debts besides.
  • 26 May 1907 Myrtle Zimmer filed a complaint against Cyrus W. Zimmer, her husband, charging that in spite of her love and affection, he abused her and was cruel, that in order to prevent her from obtaining any of his property in the event of their seperation he transferred it to his father and mother, and this she says was fraudulent and wants the deed set aside.
  • 26 May 1907 In the suit for divorce of August H. Witte against his wife, Augusta Witte a suplemental complaint was filed in the superior court to-day. In this complaint Witte accuses his wife of infidelity and going away from home at night in company with other men. The allegation is also made that she threatened to poison him.
  • 28 May 1907 Judge Heaton granted to Jennie Klenke a decree of divorce from Louis Klenke after a tale of cruelty was related, and he granted the woman permission to resume her maiden name, Sullivan.
  • 29 May 1907 Judge O. N. Heaton granted to Josephine Barrick a decree of divorce from William Barrick and the wife's maiden name, Mundhenk was restored.
  • 29 May 1907 Special Judge John W. Eggeman, presiding in the circuit court, granted to Mary C. Smith a decree of divorce from William Smith and also the custody of their thirteen-year-old daughter.

  • 01 Jun 1907 Mrs. Lillie M Vonderau begins action for a decree of divorce from Peter W. Vonderau, who in the complaint charges a new sort of cruelty. She says her husband wouldn't talk to her, that he left the house without saying a word, without telling her were he was going or what he was going to do unless it was to say he proposed to kill himself. Mrs. Vonderau declares she cannot stand that condition any longer, so she wants his silence by wireless or the absent treatment.
  • 02 Jun 1907 Mrs. Lizzie S. Pageler was granted a decree of divorce from Henry W. Pageler, the husband being given the custody of their child, Harry, aged eleven years.
  • 04 Jun 1907 Edward O'Keefe was granted a decree of divorce from Minnie O'Keefe in the superior court.
  • 04 Jun 1907 Nellie Potts was granted a decree of divorce from Bernard Potts and the wife was given the custody of their six year old son.
  • 06 Jun 1907 Ruth Rider wants a divorce from Charles Rider, a Pennsylvania locomotive engineer, and has secured a restraining order to prevent him from drawing his wages so that she can obtain money to support herself and prosecute the suit. Mrs. Rider charges that he called her vile names, accused her of being unchaste, bruised her flesh and discolored her skin. They were married April 9, 1900, and separated April 26 of this year.
  • 06 Jun 1907 After about a year in court Hulda C. Beckstein was to-day granted a divorce from J. George Beckstein and given the custody of their two children. The case was heard the last time on May 10 and Judge Heaton had since had it under advisement.
  • 08 Jun 1907 Mrs. Kittie M. Hosler began action against Edward Hosler for divorce and alimony. The wife charges the defendant with striking her, choking her and using violence in handling her. She says he smashed the furniture and kitchen utensils and that it is dangerous to lodge him. Mrs. Hosler wants her husband to pay her alimony. He is a stone mason, makes good wages and has property interests.
  • 08 Jun 1907 Judge O'Rourke granted to Myrtle Keck a decree of divorce from Frank M. Keck and Judge O'Rourke decreed that the wife could resume her maiden name, Myrtle M. Mitchell.
  • 09 Jun 1907 Augusta Holbrock shes for a divorce from William Holbrock, charging cruel treatment and abandonment.
  • 11 Jun 1907 In the divorce suit of Fitz G. Rogers vs. Etta M. Rogers the defendant yesterday filed a cross-complaint through her attorney, charging cruelty and drunkenness.
  • 11 Jun 1907 Louise Helen Miller was granted by Judge O'Rourke a decree of divorce from William Miller and will assume her maiden name, Underwood.
  • 13 Jun 1907 Clara Moore in a suit for divorce from William G. Moore, filed in the superior court Wednesday, charges her husband with having beaten and otherwise abused her and with having deserted her more than two years ago.
  • 13 Jun 1907 Judge Heaton in the superior court awarded Alice Johnson a divorce from Bert Johnson and gave her the custody of the two children, Sylvia, aged five, and Alrich, aged four.
  • 15 Jun 1907 Judge O'Rourke granted to Clara M. Esterline a decree of divorce from Samuel A. Esterline. The wife was given the custody of their two children, an allowance of $8 a month for their support and alimony for herself in the sum of $150.
  • 15 Jun 1907 In the divorce suit of Kittie M. Hosler vs. Edward Hosler, the plaintiff has applied for a tempory allowance for her support pending the divorce proceedings.
  • 16 Jun 1907 Eva Stegewald asked Judge Heaton to allow her $25 attorney's fees while she is prosecuting her divorce case.
  • 16 Jun 1907 Judge Heaton granted Lizzie Woods a divorce from Charles H. Woods and permitted her to assume her maiden name, Lizzie Wilcox.
  • 16 Jun 1907 William T. Shuey sues Minnie Shuey for a decree of divorce. The Shureys have been married five years and separated last April. They have no children. She has refused to cook his meals and has cursed at him and been cruel. He alleges that when she separated from him she associated with people notorious for their immorality.
  • 18 Jun 1907 The divorce suit of August H. Witte against his wife Augusta is on trial before Judge Heaton in the superior court. August accuses Augusta of being anything but homelike in her tastes. He says she has tastes for intoxicants and also for the association of other men. He also say that she would leave her little child with the neighbors and go out to public dances against his wishes and without his knowledge.
  • 18 Jun 1907 Anna Rouzer wants a divorce from Cassius M. Rouzer. A restraining order has been secured to provent him from calling or annoying his wife or five children. The couple were married in 1872 and until the husband began to drink they got along nicely. From an occasional drink Rouzer became an habitual drunkard, a saloon loadfer, and when in anger was vile and abusive, even threatening his wife's life.
  • 20 Jun 1907 While the divorce trial of August Witte vs. Augusta Witte was in progress in the superior court the plainriff moved to dismiss the action. This put a stop to proceedings and Judge Heaton took the motion under advisement.
  • 21 Jun 1907 The divorce case of Mrs. Lillie M. Vonderau vs. Peter W. Vonderau was settled and dismissed in Judge O'Rourke's court.
  • 22 Jun 1907 Judge Heaton granted Henry Hirschfelder a divorce from Ella Hirschfelder and also awarded him the custody of his seven-year-old son.
  • 23 Jun 1907 Grace Wilson applied in the superior court for a divorce from Ernest Wilson. She alleges that he has refused to talk to her and will not walk along the street with her unless she leaves her infant son at home. She alleges also that he finds fault with her household work and goes sway on Saturday afternoon and does not return until late at night. He associates with other women and tells them that he is a single man, she says.
  • 23 Jun 1907 Elizabeth Magner was granted a decree of divorce from Eli G. Magner. The plaintiff will assume her maiden name by decree of Judge Heaton.
  • 23 Jun 1907 Margaret Nelson applies for a divorce from her husband, William Nelson. The couple were married in 1901 and separated March 21 last, when he is alleged to have left home, abandoning his wife and five year-old son. Since then he has been drinking heavily and has been abusive. He has also stopped the delivery of groceries to his home by refusing to pay bills contracted by his wife.
  • 25 Jun 1907 Mrs. Anna Cole, of 1706 Fairfiled avenue, asks for a decree of divorce from Joseph Cole, who is accused of cruelty, of beating and striking his wife after threatening her and fasely questioning her chastity she says.
  • 26 Jun 1907 George D. Guenther, in the superior court began an action for divorce from his wife. They were married in September, 1904, and separated February 14, 1906. They has a baby one year old at the time of the seperation. He alleges that she treated his cruelly. On the day she disappeared he was at work. While he was away from home she carted all of the household goods away from the house and either sold them or gave them to friends. When he returned from work that night the house was locked up and not a sign of furniture in the house. His wife had left with the child. Since then, he says, he thinks she has located in Sneath, Mont., where it is supposed she is now residing.
  • 27 Jun 1907 Gadie Josse began proceedings for a decree of divorce from John E. Josse, alleging cruelty and inhumanity.
  • 28 Jun 1907 Judge O'Rourke in the circuit court has granted Etta M. Rogers a divorce from Fritz G. Rogers on her cross-complaint to his application, which was filed in January, 1906. The allegation was cruel treatment and failure to provide. The wife is fiven the custody of two children and is awarded $9 a month for their support. The husband gets the custody of the elder child.
  • 28 Jun 1907 Arlis Guy Kniss has filed suit in the superior court asking a divorce from Delia Kniss. The couple were married in March, 1905, and separated Jun 26, 1907. The husband makes the allegation that his wife is quarrelsome and of a turbulent disposition, that she has "nagged" him, accused him of improper association with other women without just cause, that she threatened him with bodily harm and that their troubles have been "Increasing in frequency and disagreeableness". He is a farmer in Eel River township.
  • 29 Jun 1907 Edna L. Lewis begins proceedings for a decree of divorce from George W. Lewis. The complaint charges that the husband has been cruel to his wife, has cursed her, struck her and been a continuous drunkard.
  • 30 Jun 1907 Alida Morgan began proceedings for a decree of divorce from Frank P. Morgan. The husband is charged with cruelty, with striking his wife, with calling her vile and abusive names and with failing to support her.
  • 30 Jun 1907 Edith Overly asks for a decree of divorce from Albert Overly, who is accused of neglecting his wife, of refusing her money and when he did give her a dollar or two to buy shoes, the compalinant says he threw it at her. Mrs. Overly says that her husband never brought anything home to eat only when we was to be there of meals, otherwise she had to go to her morther's.

  • 03 Jul 1907 Emma W. Frank began proceedings for a decree of divorce from Jacob O. Frank, charging that he was cruel to her, called her vile names and struck her.
  • 03 Jul 1907 Fred C. T. Talbert began an action for a decree of divorce from Henrietta Talbert, whom he charges with bad conduct and worse association.
  • 04 Jul 1907 The divorce suit of Louisa Tourney vs. August Tourney has been dismissed in the superior court.
  • 09 Jul 1907 Nona Williams sues Frank Williams for divorce. The complaint was withdrawn from the files.
  • 11 Jul 1907 Edith Harrold begins proceedings against D. Vorhees Harrod for a decree of divorce. The complaint says that the husband has used vile and abusive language, that he has been cruel, that he has kicked her and been habitually drunk of late years.
  • 12 Jul 1907 In the superior court Judge Heaton granted to Nellie Curtis a decree of divorce from Harry J. Curtis and restored her maiden name Nellie Daning. They must not remarry for two years.
  • 16 Jul 1907 Mrs. Ida B. Miller files proceedings for a decree of divorce from William L. Miller and temporary alimony in the sum of $250 is asked. The complaint charges cruelty and infidelity. She alleges that the husband slapped her in the face, but her finer with a table knife and struck her so hard in the stomach that she was under a doctor's care. He is restrained from visiting her on an order issued.
  • 16 Jul 1907 In the superior court Judge Heaton granted Alida Morgan a divorce from Frank P. Morgan. She will assume her maiden name, Alida Harter.
  • 16 Jul 1907 Mrs. Georgia H. Milner asks for a decree of divorce from James F. Milner, who is charged with infidelity, drunkenness and cruelty.
  • 17 Jul 1907 Judge Heaton granted to William T. Shuey a decree of divorce from Minnie Shuey.
  • 17 Jul 1907 Mary McDaniels files proceedings for a decree of divorce from William McDaniels, who is charged with abandonment.
  • 18 Jul 1907 Edna Lewis was granted a divorce from George M. Lewis.
  • 18 Jul 1907 Mary E. McAtee began proceedings for a divorce from Benjamin F. McAtee, charging cruel conduct towards herself and the six months old babe which is the fruit of their union. They were married on April 12, 1906, and separated on July 14 last. Mrs. McAtee alleges that her husband failed to support her, althought he is worth $12,000 in personal property and real estate and has an income of $2,000 a year. Judge Heaton issued a restraining order forbidding the defendant to dispose of any property pending hearing of the case.
  • 19 Jul 1907 Judge Heaton took Arlis Guy Kniss into the study adjoining the superior court and there healed the differences existing between him and his wife, Mrs. Delia Kniss, so that later in the day the pending divorce case was dismissed and the couple went away reunited.
  • 19 Jul 1907 Frank H. Ross begins proceedings for a decree of divorce from Cora J. Ross. The complaint charges that Mrs. Ross comes home intoxicated and throws dishes at him.
  • 19 Jul 1907 Hattie Lehr sues for a decree of divorce from Charles Lehr, asking alimony in the sum of $1,000. The complaint accuses the husband of immoral conduct.
  • 20 Jul 1907 John Pattee sues for a decree of divorce from Mary Pattee, and in the complaint the husband says his wife abandoned him. They were married in Angola.
  • 20 Jul 1907 Barbara Thullen begins action for a decree of divorce from Adam Thullen. In the complaint Mrs. Thurrlen says that after securing a decree of divorce from the defendant she listened to his pleas and consented to a second marriage, the husband promising to behave himself, and be kind and good to her. Thullen, she says broke all his promises and she wants a second decree and her maiden name Klotz restored. The husband is restrained from drawing his wages or disposing of his property pending action on the suit.
  • 21 Jul 1907 Judge Heaton granted to Emma Frank a decree of divorce from Jacob O. Frank, and allowed to the wife $500 alimony.
  • 21 Jul 1907 Zepha Hoffman Painter was granted a decree of divorce from Alfred Painter by Judge Heaton, and the custody of their boy, aged on year.
  • 23 Jul 1907 Lillie Treloar sues for a divorce from Charles Theloar, charging abandonment and non-support.
  • 23 Jul 1907 Helene Siebert charges her husband William with failure to support her, and forcing her to work for neighbors to gain her livelihood. He owns property near Sheldon, and in addition to asking for a divorce she claims $2,000 alimony.
  • 23 Jul 1907 William H. Marbin accuses his wife, Arvilla D. Marvin, of indifelty, consorting with men of bad repute and being altogether too sporty. Judge Heaton heard the evidence. He announced that he would grant the decree as soon as the costs were paid.
  • 24 Jul 1907 Dora Heinrich asks for a decree of divorce from Albert W. Heinrich, who is charged with abandonment and failure to provide for his wife.
  • 25 Jul 1907 Dora E. Heinrich, who filed suit for divorce against Albert Heinrich, was granted a decree in the superior court yesterday and her former name of Schoenefeld was restored by the court. Her married life covered the period between February 6, 1904, and April 20, of the same year. She charges desertion.
  • 25 Jul 1907 Anna E. Roberts was married in August, 1905, to Jonathan B. Roberts and the charge against him is that he deserted his wife and refused to support her. She lives at 607 Taylor street and her husband is a teamster. In addition to failure to provide she accuses him of charging her unjustly with infidelity and curing and abusing her. He is alleged to have associated with immoral women. His wages are tied up by means of a restraining order.
  • 25 Jul 1907 Caroline Minnerly complains that she was deserted in 1899 by Joel Minnerly and for that reason she wants Judge Heaton to grant her a divorce and the custody of their son who is thirteen years old. She alleges that before he left her he struck her with his fists and called her vile names.
  • 26 Jul 1907 Judge Heaton dismissed the divorce suit of Siebert vs. Siebert, filed two days ago.
  • 26 Jul 1907 Judge Heaton granted Edith Harrod a divorce from D. Vorhees Harrod.
  • 27 Jul 1907 Judge Heaton granted Georgia F. Milner a decree of divorce from James Milner. The wife is given the custody of their child and $10 a month for its support.
  • 27 Jul 1907 Judge Heaton granted to Frank J. Ross a decree of divorce from Cora J. Ross.
  • 27 Jul 1907 Jessie Stevens has applied for a divorce from Adolphus Stevens. They were married in 1898 and separated last May. She seeks the custody of their seven-year-old daughter.
  • 28 Jul 1907 Esther L. Myers wants a divorce from William M. Myers, charging him with habitual drunkenness, failure to support and abuse, in language and conduct. A restraining order was secured from Judge Heaton by which Myers is barred from annoying his wife pending the hearing of her complaint.
  • 30 Jul 1907 Clara Ziegler sues for a decree of divorce from George F. Ziegler. The complaint charges that the husband is an habitual drunkard and with all that the intolerable condition implies and because of his vile abuse their son threatens to leave home if the wife is not divorced by the courts.
  • 30 Jul 1907 Effie M. Miller sues for a decree of divorce from Ira H. Miller and she asks alimony in the sum of $1,500. The complaint pictures a terrible condition in the Miller household. The husband is charged with most brutal conduct, with calling his wife vile name, with striking her but a few days before she gave birth to their child, with threatening her life and calling her parents half breeds.
  • 30 Jul 1907 Forest D. Ryan asks for a decree of divorce from Mae Ryan. The husband says she will not cook for him, will not mend for him and gets angry and violent.
  • 31 Jul 1907 Judge Heaton granted to Eva Bowen a decree of divorce from Franklin I. Bowen after hearing the wife's story of revolting cruelty. The case was filed in the morning and the decree was secured in the afternoon.
  • 31 Jul 1907 Barbara Thullen was granted a divorce from Adam Thullen by Judge Heaton and will assume her maiden name, Klotz. The wife told ugly stories about the conduct of the husband at home and his ability to raise the roof any time he wanted to. The daughter was also a witness against the father.
  • 31 Jul 1907 Ada K. Ladig sues Peter Ladig for a divorce. The couple have been separated since last February. Mrs. Ladig says her husband has been associating with women of ill repute and has spent much time at places known as houses off ill fame. He has been cruel and at one time threatened to shoop the plaintiff. He has also called at the home where their baby is now kept and threatened to kill it, the mother alleges.

  • 02 Aug 1907 Verna Swoverand sues for a divorce from Matthew Swoverand, an employe of the Pennsylvania company. They were married in Plymouth in 1897, and separated last month in this city. Their home is at 1323 Lillie street. He is charged with public intoxication, habitual drunkenness, has handled his wife roughly, cursed and swore at his two little daughters, has had a revolver threatening to shoot his wife, and has otherwise been real unpleasant. He is restrained from visiting the home, and the Pennsylvania company is restrained from paying him wages.
  • 03 Aug 1907 Forest D. Ryan was granted a decree of divorce from Mae Ryan and the woman was allowed to resume her maiden name, Golden.
  • 04 Aug 1907 Katherine Doenges, of Adams township, applied to Judge Heaton for separation for two years from her husband, William Koenges, who, she alleges, ill treated her. An restraining order was secured prohibiting William from visiting the family home or interfering with plaintiff pending the hearing of the case.
  • 04 Aug 1907 Winnie Kyle asked to be divorced from James E. Kyle on the ground that he abandoned her.
  • 04 Aug 1907 Judge Heaton heard a portion of the evidence in the Omspacker divorce affair and continued the case to allow the parties to secure more witnesses.
  • 06 Aug 1907 Bert Hatcher sues for a divorce from Anna Hatcher, to whom he was married in March, 1905. In August 1904, she left home and he says she has been an inmate of a house of prostitution.
  • 08 Aug 1907 Judge Heaton granted to Bert Hatcher a decree of divorce from Anna Hatcher and it will be entered when the costs are paid.
  • 08 Aug 1907 Harvie Boals sues for a decree of divorce from Bertha Boals. The cause is abandonment.
  • 09 Aug 1907 Adah K. Ladie was granted a decree of divorce from Peter Ladie, $200 alimony and the custody of their child.
  • 09 Aug 1907 George Hennings brings action for divorce against Amelia Hennings. The charge is cruel treatment.
  • 10 Aug 1907 Theresa J. McKinley sues for a decree of divorce from Perry McKinley.
  • 11 Aug 1907 Judge Heaton granted to John Pattee a divorce from Mary Pattee.
  • 13 Aug 1907 Thersa J. McKinley was granted a divorce from Perry McKinley in the Superior Court.
  • 13 Aug 1907 Judge Heaton granted George D. Gunther a divorce from Martha M. Gunther. The wife was given the custody of their child and the plaintiff was given specific order for contributing to its support.
  • 14 Aug 1907 Margaret Nelson was granted by Judge Heaton, a decree of divorce from William Nelson and the custody of their child. The father is required to pay $5 a month for its support.
  • 14 Aug 1907 Mary J. Truebenbach sues for a decree of divorce from Harry O. Truebenbach.
  • 15 Aug 1907 Mabel Patterson asks for a decree of divorce from Earl Patterson. Her complaint is pitiful. She says the husband had abused her, has called her vile names, has applied awful epithets to their children and used a gad on them until blood oozed from their bodies. Mrs. Patterson wants the custody of their four children and other proper relief.
  • 15 Aug 1907 Vernie Swoverland was granted a divorce from his wife Martha, by Judge Heaton in the superior court. The complaint alleged that she had threated him badly and had often called him names.
  • 16 Aug 1907 Judge Heaton granted to John Harrison a decree of divorce from Louise Harrison. The parties are colored.
  • 17 Aug 1907 Julia Wolf begins proceeding for a decree of divorce from Otto E. Wolf, and she asks $1,500 alimony. Judge Heaton enjoined the Nickel Plate railway from paying wages to the husband pending decision on the action of the wife. In the complaint the wife charges that the husband is a dangerous man, that he has threatened her life, that he is abusive and neglectful, that he arms himself with a pistol and razor, and she fears he will kill her. Mr. Wolf, she says, is employed by the Nickel Plate railroad and is making from $75 to $150 a month with prospects of getting more shortly, but he make her earn her own living, not withstanding. Mr. Wolf sets up a very vigorous general denial to the charges preferred by his wife and will contest her complaint at all points with proof that he is not dangerous or cruel.
  • 17 Aug 1907 Judge Heaton granted Lucille Fisher a divorce from William Fisher, and restored her maiden name, Lucille Bidlack. Mrs. Fisher, last fall, filed an affidavit in the police court charging her husband with adultery and again filed this divorce complaint.
  • 17 Aug 1907 Jane Fraine was given a divorce from her husband, Prosper C. Fraine, who is described as a habitual drunkard.
  • 17 Aug 1907 Jessie Stevens was granted a divorce from her husband, Adolphus Stevens, and granted custody of their child, Frances, aged seven years and $500 alimony. The charge was non-support.
  • 18 Aug 1907 Judge Heaton dismissed the case of Mary J. Truebenbach vs. Henry O. Truebenbach.
  • 18 Aug 1907 William J. Myers filed suit for divorce against Laura Myers and the custody of their two children. According to the complaint, Mrs. Myers had a habit of getting intoxicated and whipping her meek spouse and finally on April 6, last, she deserted him.
  • 18 Aug 1907 Nettie Hughes says that her husband, Michael, failed to support her and she wants a divorce. She says she was compelled to work to provide a living for herself, and because she got tired of it Michael threatened to smash up the furniture. Judge Heaton granted an injunction restraining Hughes from getting disordlerly and going near the house.
  • 20 Aug 1907 Charles Nern asked for a divorce from Wilhelmins Nern on the ground of infidelity. They were married on July 29, 1906, and lived together just three weeks. In that time the wife is said to have consorted with other men, stayed out all night and come home drunk in the morning, and finally on August 30, she ran away, and the plaintiff says entered a bagnio in Chicago.
  • 20 Aug 1907 Frederick Zickan says his wife Katherine has been unfaithful to her marriage vows and he asks for an absolute divorce.
  • 20 Aug 1907 Mary E. Sowers says her husband, Benjamin, abused her and she asks for a divorce and $1,500 alimony. Judge Heaton issued an order restraining Benjamin from molesting his wife pending the hearing of the case.
  • 21 Aug 1907 Almeda Kennedy sues for a decree of divorce from Frank Kennedy, who abandoned his wife shortly after their marriage and has never seen their daughter who was born after his flight.
  • 22 Aug 1907 Mrs. Flora M. Strain Wednesday morning began action against Frank A. Strain to secure a decree of divorce and in the afternoon Judge Heaton freed the wife from her husband and restored her maiden name, Flora M. Higgins. The complaint charged Mr. Strain with cruelty, neglect and failure to provide for his wife even in her illness. He forced her to work and she naturally wanted to be free.
  • 22 Aug 1907 Helen Burtsfield filed in the superior court her second suit within the last six months against William L. Burtsfield asking a divorce. They were married in November, 1905, and she charges that he called her name too vile to put in her complaint, said he hoped she would die, struck and beat her and associated with bad women. He has property worth $3,000 and she asks $1,500 alimony.
  • 23 Aug 1907 Mary Lechieltner, of Delphos, O., sues her husband Edward, a resident of Fort Wayne for divorce, as he has absented himself from home for over three years. She brought suit once before in Delphos, but dismissed it.
  • 23 Aug 1907 Mrs. Sophia Jahn, of Orchard addition brings action against her husband, John H. Jahn, a business man at 2026 Broadway for divorce, the custody of the three children, $2,000 alimony and $8 a month support for each of the children. The charge is cruelty and inhuman treatment and the wife in her complaint charges her husband has struck her with his fists, choked and threatened to kill her, has failed to properly care for the wife and three children, as he spends much money gambling and also remains away all night with bad associations. They own about $8,500 worth of property and a home. Mrs. Jahn seeks $2,000 alimony and support for the children and an absolute divorce. They were married in 1901, and separated last July.
  • 24 Aug 1907 Ella M. Young sues for a decree of divorce from George F. Young.
  • 24 Aug 1907 A portion of the evidence in the divorce suit of Caroline Minnerly against Joel Minnerly was heard in the superior court this morning and the matter was help up until testimony showing the residence of the applicant has been introduced. She charges desertion. Minnerly is in the soldiers home at Marion, Ind.
  • 25 Aug 1907 Frank Reynolds begins action for a decree of divorce from Annabelle Reynolds, who refuses to come to Fort Wayne to live and occupy a home with him. Mr. Reynolds says the wife has endeavored to justify her absence by false statements all of which he has proven to be untrue; that she neglects her wifely duties, will not sew or mend for him, in face he says she is in complete control of her mother, who endeavors to separate them.
  • 27 Aug 1907 Esther L. Meyers was granted a divorce from William M. Meyers and the decree permits her to reassume her maiden name, Hanna.
  • 27 Aug 1907 Katherine Doenges, who a few days ago asked for a limited separation from William Doenges, filed an amended complaint asking for an absolute divorce. Judge Heaton heard the evidence and continued the case.
  • 27 Aug 1907 The greater portion of the afternoon was occupied with the hearing of evidence in the case of Mrs. Ida B. Miller, who is suing her husband, William I. Miler for divorce, and a score or more of Milan township people were present as witnesses. Mrs. Miller is seeking to prove that her husband compelled her to herd cows in all kinds of weather and abused her when she wanted to take her little boy to church. The defendant is putting up a stiff fight. The plaintiff asked Judge Heaton to fine her husband for contemp of court because he had failed to pay her alimony as ordered. The wife makes some very ugly charges against Miller.
  • 28 Aug 1907 Jeannette Petterson sues Joseph Petterson for divorce. They were married in 1902 and he deserted her in 1905, and has since then failed to support her.
  • 28 Aug 1907 Augusta Payne, of Maumee avenue, brought suit in the superior court for divorce from her husband, Edward Payne, an employe of the Electric works, and also to restrain him from disposing of his property as she asks reasonable alimony. She alleges in the complaint that he has had this trunk packed, threatening to leave and also to sell the household goods and shoot her for some time. She is afraid of him. She says that he has falsely accused her of being intimate with Lewis Hesser and he has compelled her to take in washing to support herself, that he calls her vile names.
  • 29 Aug 1907 Judge Heaton granted to Katherine Doenges a decree of divorce and her maiden name, Braun.
  • 29 Aug 1907 Judge Heaton gave Otto Wolf permission to speak to his wife and try to win her back. He is also allowed to draw part of his salary from the Nickel Plate railroad. Mrs. Wolf sued for divorce some time ago and charged cruelty. Now Otto is lonesome and wants to win Julia back. Under the ruling of the court he can throw kisses to her.
  • 30 Aug 1907 Caroline Minnerly was granted a decree of divorce from Joel Minnerly by Judge Heaton.
  • 30 Aug 1907 Ida B. Miller was granted a decree of divorce from William L. Miller and she was given the custody of their child Clesson. Mr. Miller was granted the privilege of visiting his child two Saturday in each month and he is also required to pay $5 a month for its support. Judge Heaton gave the wife the household furniture and baby carriages and playthings.

  • 04 Sep 1907 Ethel Meese sues for a decree of divorce from James E. Meese. The complaint says that the husband questions his wife's virtue.
  • 04 Sep 1907 Some of the evidence was heard in the divorce suit of Augusta Holbrock against William Holbrook, and it was conrinued for further testimony.
  • 05 Sep 1907 Margarite Essig sues for a decree of divorce from Harvey K. Essig and Judge O'Rourke restrained the defendant from visiting or molesting his wife or from drawing his wages from the Fort Wayne Electric company pending final settlement of the case.
  • 06 Sep 1907 Lottie Tagtmeyer has filed suit in the superior court asking for a divorce from William Tagtmeyer, who she says deserted her in June, 1905. She charges him with drunkenness and calling her abusive names. They have four children, but only one is under legal age and she asks the custody of this one.
  • 07 Sep 1907 Jennie Tanner asks for a decree of divorce from John W. Tanner and in the complaint she charges that the husband was cruel to her and called her vile names.
  • 08 Sep 1907 Jacob C. Soliday filed a suit for divorce in the superior court and secured a restraining order to prevent Minnie C. Soliday, his wife, from molesting him or injuring his business. They were married in Albion in 1884. He states that she struck and beat him, called him bad names, threatened to take his life and prevented him from getting trucking orders sent to him over the telephone in order to carry out a threat to put him out of business. Both sides question each other's moral character. They have four children, of whom he asks the custody. He runs an express and trucking business.
  • 08 Sep 1907 Grace Rowell sues Harry J. Rowell for divorce, alleging that he has failed to support her. They were married September 30, 1895, and lived together until last July. They have two sons but she does not ask the custody of the children.
  • 08 Sep 1907 Anna A. Roberts was given a decree of divorce in the circuit court from Jonathan B. Roberts and allowed to resume her maiden name of Ewry.
  • 10 Sep 1907 Louise M. Wiemann filed suit for divorce from Henry J. G. Wiemann, who is assused of cruelty and striking and beating his wife.
  • 10 Sep 1907 Minnie F. Soliday has been restrained from visiting her husband, interfering with his business or taking her children.
  • 11 Sep 1907 The sensation in court proceedings yesterday was the filing of a complaint by Mrs. Fannie J. Peltier in which she asks a divorce from James C. Peltier, the undertaker. Both attorneys make the statement that the averments in the wife's complaint are embraced in the statement of incompatability of temper, and the action appears to be mutual for it is said that the matter of alimony has been agreed to by both parties, who have each been before divorced.
  • 11 Sep 1907 The divorce case of Augusta Payne against Edward Payne was up for a hearing in the superior court and the decree of granted. The husband did not appear.
  • 11 Sep 1907 Louise M. Weimann, who was married to Henry Weimann September 6, 1902, got a divorce decree in the superior court on a complaint filed Monday afternoon, as the husband made no contention.
  • 11 Sep 1907 Some evidence was heard in the superior court in the divorce case of Etta Heffelfinger vs. Robert Heffelfinger, and the case went over till a later date.
  • 11 Sep 1907 Margaret Roberson in the circuit court applied for a divorce from Joseph Henry Roberson, and while the matter is pending she will be protected by a restraining order issued by Judge O'Rourke to prevent the husband from molesting her, drawing his wages from the Wabash Railroad compnay or disposing of any of his property. In the complaint the wife says her husband displayed a pistol and threatened to shoot her. She also charges that he called her bad anmes, struck her and treatened to dispose of his belongings and skip out.
  • 11 Sep 1907 Judge Heaton granted Augusta Holbrook a divorce from William H. Holbrook and restored her maiden name, Conard.
  • 12 Sep 1907 The case of Margaret A. Roberson vs. John Henry Roberson was dismissed in the circuit court.
  • 12 Sep 1907 Mary Blust sues for a decree of divorce from Ignatius Blust, and the husband is restrained from entering the premises of the wife at No. 1121 Broadway until the case is heard, September 23.
  • 12 Sep 1907 Fannie Van Horn sues Silas Van Horn for divorce. They were married in 1890 and separated this month. For two years the allegation is that he has been cruel, striking her and abusing her. The wife charges that she submitted to two serious surgical operation, both of which were, she says, necessitated by the hard work her husband compelled her to do. Tuesday night, according to the complaint, he told her to perform some work and when she said she had more than she could finish, he is said to have struck her and jammed her head against a door several times. The wife wants $2,000 alimony.
  • 12 Sep 1907 Charles Allen sues Clara Allen for divorce. He alleges that after a marriage of less than a year she would come home with other men drunk. They were married November 9, 1905, and lived together until the following April. He also charges that his wife frequently came home under the influence of liquor and cursed him and swore at him, using such vile language that he does not believe the court records ought to be burdened with it.
  • 13 Sep 1907 Judge Heaton yesterday granted to Mrs. Peltier a decree of divorce from James C. Peltier on the ground of cruel treatment and the plaintiff stated her case in oper court. The other details of the separation were arranged out of court by the attorneys.
  • 14 Sep 1907 Mrs. Ida Otterbacher sues for a decree of divorce from John Otterbacher. The plaintiff charges that the husband deserted her four years ago.
  • 14 Sep 1907 Judge Heaton granted Lavina M. Bowers a decree of divorce from Jefferson Bowers and $100 alimony when the allegations of cruel treatment were presented by her attorneys. The striking incident of the trial was the plaintiff said that although her age is but thirty-five years, she is a great-grandmother for her daughter sat in court holding a baby. Mrs. Bowers' mother resides at Wabash and she is at the age of forty-nine years a great grandmother.
  • 14 Sep 1907 Mary Ann Keller files application for a limited decree of divorce from John Keller. She asks that her husband provide for her and at her application she is granted possession of the eighty acre farm near Nine mile postoffice.
  • 15 Sep 1907 Mrs. Mary F. Franke withdrew her complaint for divorce from Edward G. Franke in the superior court, and then the husband sought to obtain a decree of separation on his cross-complaint and the case was under consideration for some time. but was not concluded. Judge Heaton will take it up again.
  • 15 Sep 1907 Mrs. Nellie A. Neihoff filed application for a decree of divorce from Nathaniel J. Neihoff and in the afternoon, Judge Heaton granted to the wife a decree, restoring her maiden name, Roberts. The husband abandoned his wife three years ago.
  • 17 Sep 1907 Judge Heaton, in the superior court, granted to Fannie Van Horn a decree of divorce from Silas Van Horn. Mrs. Van Horn was awarded the custody of their child, eight year old and the husband is required to pay $8 a month for its support. The wife was awarded $950 alimony.
  • 17 Sep 1907 Samuel M. Alexander sues Anna Alexander to obtain a decree of divorce. The charge in brief declares that the wife abandoned him.
  • 18 Sep 1907 Mr. and Mrs. Edward G. Franke were both on the witness stand in the superior court yesterday in the action wherein the husband seeks a decree of divorce on his cross complaint. Mr. Franke also seeks the custody of their sone and the boy declared that he preferred to be with his father because he took him places and sight-seeing. Sensational letters written by Mrs. Franke were read and when she said the expressions used in them were caught from her hisband's lips the battle began. Judge Heaton is presiding and he would much prefer to restore affection between the contesting parties than listen to their quarrels.
  • 18 Sep 1907 Marie M. Fitzgerald sues for a decree of divorce from William L. Fitzgerald because of cruelty and then abandonment.
  • 19 Sep 1907 The application of Edward G. Franke for a divorce from his wife on his cross-complaint was sustained yesterday by rebuttal testimony in the superior court and the lawyers concluded their arguments, in which some pretty hard criticisms were passed. Judge Heaton took occasion to reprimand, or it might be better to say that he took occasion to deprecate some of the occurrences that tended to separate Mr. and Mrs. Franke, and then said he would weigh the matter for a night or so before rendering judgement.
  • 19 Sep 1907 In the circuit court Marguerite Essig was granted a divorce from Harvey K. Essig and allowed $150 alimony and the custody of an adopted child. She was also allowed to resume her maiden name of Ferguson.
  • 20 Sep 1907 Edith Kreemer sues Henry Kreemer for a decree of divorce. Mrs. Kreemer alleges that during her entire married life Henry bought her no shoes or stocking, no dresses and nothing but a 50 cent hood. Then he bought the furniture on the installment plan and tried to sell the stove before it was paid for but was stopped. Then in May, 1906, he abandoned the plaintiff.
  • 22 Sep 1907 Mrs. Nettie M. Jackson charges in a complaint filed in the circuit court that Floyd Jackson entered into a fraudulent contract of marriage with her; that he betrayed her and then to avoid his obligations married her, finally cruelly abandoning the young wife. Jackson was arrested and is held pending a bond.
  • 22 Sep 1907 Maude Zolman, in a divorce complaint in the superior court against James Jolman, says that he has been drunk for the last three months and that as he has a vicious temper she is afraid of him, and in addition to a decree she asked a restraining order to keep him from molesting her, selling the furniture, of drawing his waged from the P.A. Moran Ice company. They have been married since January, 1893, and she alleges that he has called her vile names, failed at times to provide for her, ordered her to leave their home and abused their children. She wants $500 alimony.
  • 24 Sep 1907 Catherine Garrison begins action for a decree of divorce from William A. Garrison. The wife charges in the complaint that the husband is insanely jealous of her, that he calls her vile and indecent names, questioning her chastity and other things.
  • 24 Sep 1907 Judge Heaton granted to Grace Rowell a decree of divorce from Harry J. Rowell, who is accused of immoral conduct.
  • 24 Sep 1907 The Franke divorce case is still under consideration by Judge Heaton.
  • 25 Sep 1907 Marie Payton begins action for a decree of divorce from John Payton. The complaint charges abandonment for two years and more.
  • 26 Sep 1907 Judge Heaton granted to Jennette Patterson a decree of divorce from Joseph Patterson. Borth are colored people.
  • 26 Sep 1907 Mary McDaniels obtained a decree of divorce from William McDaniels and the custody of their child. Judge Heaton requires the father to pay $8 a month for its support until it is fifteen years of age. The child is now eight.
  • 28 Sep 1907 Beatrice Lamb begins proceedings for a decree of divorce from Rodney Lamb, who is accused of striking his wife, of being extremely cruel to her and finally failing to support her. The wife asks $1,000 alimony.
  • 28 Sep 1907 Emily D. Cochran sues for a decree of divorce from James W. Cochran. The husband is accused of drunkenness, of neglect and failure to provide for his wife.
  • 28 Sep 1907 Frank Aliman asks for a decree of divorce from Martha M. Aliman, who stayed away all night and boasted of her infidelity.
  • 29 Sep 1907 Mrs. Mary F. Franke was granted a decree of divorce from Edward Franke in the superior court Saturday afternoon. Judge Heaton decreed to the father the custody of their child, giving the morther the privilege of visiting the boy once a week, or to put it more presidely, Mrs. Franke and her son can be together one day in each week. The court decreed to Mrs. Franke alimony in the sum fo $2,800. These results were arrived at by agreement of the parties and their attorneys. In the first place Mrs. Franke appeared in court asking merely for a separation. Mr. Franke responded with a cross complaint asking for a decree of divorce and the custody of their child, now fourteen years old. When the case was called for hearing Mrs. Franke withdrew her application for a separation and contested her husband's complaint for divorce. Hearing both sides Judge Heaton took the case under consideration, in fact the court may have entertained hopes of bringing the parties to peace. Yesterday the attorneys did agree to reopen the case and permit Mrs. Franke to file application for absolute divorce. On her complaint the above decree was handed down and an equitable adjustment of the delicate case arrived at.

  • 01 Oct 1907 Judge Heaton granted Harvie Boals a decree of divorce from Bertha Boals, but decreed that the husband cannot marry again for two years.
  • 01 Oct 1907 Judge Heaton annulled the marriage of Anna Mary Holden to Edward Holden and restored the woman's maiden name Hofer. Holden is the man who, while pretending to be a Methodist preacher, led Mrs. Hofer to the alter, it being the thirteenth marriage he contracted and all of his wives he robbed. Holden is now serving a prison sentence for bigamy.
  • 03 Oct 1907 Judge Heaton granted to Laura Pollock a decree of divorce from Frank Pollock and restored the woman's maiden name France.
  • 03 Oct 1907 The divorce case of Maude Zolman and James Zolman was dismissed in the superior court.
  • 03 Oct 1907 Hanna Keifer filed application in the circuit court for a decree of divorce from Oscar Keifer, charging cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 04 Oct 1907 Judge Heaton granted Catherine Garrison a decree of divorce from William A. Garrison and the wife gets the three children and all of the personal property.
  • 04 Oct 1907 Mrs. Margaret Kyle a few days ago obtained leave to take her child from St. Vincent's Orphanage, where it was committed after a decree of divorce from William Kyle. Mrs. Kyle loved the little one so well she didn't take it back to the orphanage and she was called into Judge Heaton's courty yesterday and promised to restore the child to the orphans' home according to the decree of divorce.
  • 05 Oct 1907 Alice Manley began proceedings yesterday for a decree of divorce from John J. Manley and the wife asks $500 alimony. The Pennsylvania railroad is restrained from paying the defendant wages pending settlement of the suit. The plaintiff charges in the complaint that her husband beat her, called her vile names and has wrongfully accused her of associating with other men. She says that just before a little baby was born to their home he kicked her. The infant did not live long after its birth.
  • 08 Oct 1907 Mrs. Bertie E. Alderman began proceedings for a decree of divorce from William F. Alderman. The complaint was removed from the file in the county clerk's office.
  • 08 Oct 1907 Mrs. Minnie Becraft sues for a decree of divorce from Walter H. Becraft, and she asks the court to restore her maiden name, Minnie Harmon. Mrs. Becraft charges that the husband spent his money and his time gambling, neglecting his wife and home.
  • 08 Oct 1907 Marie Payton was granted a decree of divorce from John Payton, and the wife's maiden name, Leizer was restored by Judge Heaton.
  • 08 Oct 1907 Lenora Lorenz, who was married June 20 last to Charles Lorenz, who works at the Indiana Machine works, wants a divorce. She says that she did not know that he had been a hard drinker for some time previous to their marriage. She thought that he was sober and industrious. Since they have been married and living at 1404 Taylor street he has been drunk frequently and has abused her shamefully. She wants his restrained from visiting her and she has also enjoined the Indiana Machine company from paying wages due him over to him.
  • 11 Oct 1907 Judge Heaton issued a restraining order enjoining Herbert Smith from drawing his wages pending the hearing of divorce proceedings against him.
  • 12 Oct 1907 Special Judge Sol A. Wood, in the superior court, granted a divorce to Mary E. Sowers from Benjamin Sowers, and allowed the plaintiff $400 alimony.
  • 12 Oct 1907 Special Judge Sol A. Wood gave Charles Allen a decree of divorce from Clara Allen.
  • 13 Oct 1907 Maude Smith obtained a divorce from Herbert Smith and her maiden name, Bixler, in the superior court.
  • 13 Oct 1907 Judge Heaton granted to Almeda Kennedy a divorce from Frank Kennedy.
  • 13 Oct 1907 Margaret Hobbs sues for a decree of divorce from Arthur L. Hobbs. The complaint charges adultery and the wife alleges that he is now living with Miss Mahaia Cressler as his wife in Lima, O. The allegation is also made that they have done time in Lima, O., for this offense. Bernice, a four-year-old daughter, and Mrs. Hobbs are still residents of this city. They were deserted her in July, 1906.
  • 13 Oct 1907 When Jacob C. Soliday acknowledged that he was again living with his wife and that their relations were pleasant, Judge O'Rourke refused to further conside the divorce case pending and it was dismissed.
  • 15 Oct 1907 Florence Listenberger sues John H. Listenberger for support. The wife asserts that the husband neglects her. She alleges that he left her on August 26 of this year and has contributed but $1.84 to her since that time. He is employed as fireman by the Perfection Biscuit company and she has asked that the concern with-hold his wages until the merits of the case can be determined.
  • 15 Oct 1907 Judge O'Rourke granted to Frank Allman a decree of divorce from Margaret C. Allman.
  • 15 Oct 1907 Catherine Pooley and Joseph J. Pooley, who were divorced some time ago, were in the superior court and now they are striving to get the custody of their children from each other.
  • 15 Oct 1907 The divorce case of Julia Wolf against Otto E. Wolf is set for hearing in the superior court today and twenty-one witnesses are summoned.
  • 15 Oct 1907 In the superior court the restraining order secured by Alice Manley against her husband, John D. Manley, in divorce proceedings was dissolved and he was ordered to pay into court the sum of $40.
  • 16 Oct 1907 Mrs. Maggie Ellis sues for a decree of divorce from William M. Ellis. The wife charges that the husband spent his money with other women, that he abused her, called her vile names and finally abandoned her.
  • 16 Oct 1907 Orlando Daivd Rosenbaum sues for a decree of divorce from Sadie Minerva Rosenbaum. The husband intimates that his wife was too gay. She called him bad names and lived apart from him. He wants to make the separation permanent.
  • 16 Oct 1907 Dorothy Tucker asks for a decree of divorce from Albert Tucker, charging that the husband abandoned her.
  • 17 Oct 1907 The renewed marital relations of Minnie and Jacob Soliday were of brief duration, as yesterday Mrs. Soliday sued her husband for support.
  • 18 Oct 1907 William S. Hudson sues for a decree of divorce from Emma Hudson. The wife is accused of cruelty, of calling the husband false and vile names and of making his a target for sharp pointed knives and fords, scissors and other family weapons.
  • 18 Oct 1907 On the application of Mrs. Minnie Soliday vs. Jacob Soliday, the husband is restrained from selling his personal property or removing their children from the county.
  • 20 Oct 1907 Hannah Kiefer was granted a divorce by Judge O'Rourke from Oscar Kiefer.
  • 22 Oct 1907 Mrs. Martha Knoww began action for a divorce from William Knott, who abandoned his wife and child in 1898, and in the afternoon Judge Heaton granted the decree and gave Mrs. Knott custody of their child.
  • 22 Oct 1907 Judge Heaton granted to Mrs. Catherine Reinewald a decree of divorce from Henry Reinewald.
  • 22 Oct 1907 Mrs. Lotta Miller began action for a decree of divorce from Sam Miller. Mrs. Miller charges her husband with extreme cruelty, with slapping her, brutally assaulting plaintiff and leaving home at night without excuse or explanation. Judge Heaton enjoined the defendant from molesting or interfering with his wife and the Pennsylvania Railroad company is restrained from paying the defendant wages pending action on the suit.
  • 22 Oct 1907 James Hickey filed action for a decree of divorce from Melinda Hickey. The husband says the defendant has been cruel to him, called him vile names, assaulted him and threatened to kill him. Mr. Hickey says his wife has gone under the name of Melinda C. C. Robus.
  • 23 Oct 1907 Because, she alleges, her husband expresses a preference for other women, calls her a jealous fool and does other things not included under the promise to love and cherish in the marriage contract, Catherine M. Bolman has brought suit against Dr. Ralph M. Bolman asking for a decree of divorce. They were married December 26, 1903, and all appears to have gone well until last July when, she charges, he bagan to call her names, stay out late at night and scowl and curse when she would ask him where he had been. She says she told him she was nervous when he asked her to marry him and he promised to cure her of the trouble. She has secured a restraining order to provent him from disposing of his property or drawing his money from the bank.
  • 24 Oct 1907 In the superior court Judge Sol A. Wood, acting in the absence of Judge Heaton, granted a divorce to Catherine M. Bolman and gave her $1,750 alimony. Dr. Ralph M. Bolman, the defendant in the case, did not appear and was represented by Attorney C. W. Porter.
  • 24 Oct 1907 Lillian Treloar obtained a divorce from Charles W. Trealoar in the superior court. He was charged with deserting and her maiden name of Crawford was given her.
  • 25 Oct 1907 Mary Schulz begins proceedings for a decree of divorce from Henry Schulz, who is charged with abusing the plaintiff when he is sober and drunk, and with calling his wife bad names and with assaulting her and knocking her down and striking her violently. She wants a decree of divorce and $1,500 alimony.
  • 25 Oct 1907 Edna B. Smith sues for a divorce from Walter L. Smith. She was married to him January 7, 1906, and alleges that he deserted her immediatlely afterward and made no provisions for her support. They have one child of which she asks the custody.
  • 25 Oct 1907 Margaret Hobbs was given a divorce from Arthur Hobbs, granted the custody of the four-year-old child and $8 a month for its support. The husband is living, she stated, with a woman names Kessler and both were arrested and served time in jail at Lima.
  • 25 Oct 1907 Emma Hudson has filed a cross-complaint in the divorce suit filed against her by William Hudson, and charges him with calling her bad names, with threats to kill her and other cruelties.
  • 25 Oct 1907 William H. Bashford representing that his divorced wife, Frances Bashford, does not send their child to school, and that she is being raised in an immoral atmosphere, has asked that the decree made at the time of the divorce be modified so that he can have possession of the little girl.
  • 25 Oct 1907 Iona Harding has filed buit for divorce from Joseph F. Harding, to whom she was married July 3, 1893. She charges that he has treated her cruelly for twelve years, during which he has used abusive language toward her, struck her and made her nose bleed, raised big welts on her forehead, refused for a long time to speak to her, told her she was insane and tried to get a commission held and accused her of infidelity.
  • 26 Oct 1907 Forcing oranges down her throat when she was ill and after the doctor had specifically forbidden her to eat oranges; driving out neighbors who came to nurse her through her sickness; holding a big knife over her and threatening to kill her are some of the charges made by Ida T. Taylor against Noah W. Taylor, to whom she was married at Van Wert in 1890. She says further that he is an habitual drunkard and used to lie down in the yard to sleep off his drunken debauches, thus humilating her in the sight of the neighbors. He also failed to provide for her, and she says that six different times he left her with no fuel although it was in the depth of winter. She asks for the custody of her four children, the oldest of whom is sixteen and the youngest eight.
  • 26 Oct 1907 In the circuit court Judge O'Rourke granted Mary Schulz a divorce from Henry Schulz.
  • 26 Oct 1907 Judge Heaton granted Minnie B. Craft a divorce from Walter H. Craft and permission to reassume her maiden name, Harmon.
  • 26 Oct 1907 Frederick Zickau's complaint that his wife had been unfaithful and had abandoned him served to secure him the decree he asked for, but Judge Heaton tacked on a provision that Frederick should not marry again within two years.
  • 27 Oct 1907 Lillian Harris sues Curtis Harris for a decree of divorce.
  • 29 Oct 1907 Edith M. Overly brought suit for a divorce from Albert Overly, accusing him of habitual drunkenness. He got on a spree two weeks after their marriage, which occured November 21 last, she claims, and the jag lasted until May. The she filed suit for a divorce but he promised to be good and she withdrew the proceedings. He has not indulged in intoxicants so much since then as formerly, but he manages to put away more liquor than is good for him or her, as from the first he has abused her. She claims she has only received $2 from him since May, althought he earns good wages. Judge Heaton issued an order restraining Overley from visiting his wife pending the hearing.
  • 30 Oct 1907 Mabel Patterson was granted a decree of divorce from Earl Patterson and the custody of four children.
  • 30 Oct 1907 The case of Julia Wolf vs. Otto Wolf for divorce is on trial before Judge Heaton. Mrs. Wolf alleged that among other things the husband poured hot water down her back bu this he denied, although he admitted he found his wife entertaining friends when he came home from work. The case was rich in scandalous insinuations. It will be continued this morning, for Mr. Wolf is contesting his wife's charges.
  • 31 Oct 1907 The evidence and arguments in the divorce case of Julia Wolf against Otto Wolf were completed and Judge Heaton took the occasion in reviewing the evidence, to dwell upon the sacredness of the marriage tie, which was not, he said, a bond to be entered into with the intention that it should be only a trial or that the contract was subject to dissolution at the whim of the parties.
  • 31 Oct 1907 Judge Heaton granted Clara Moore a divorce from William G. Moore after hearing her story of cruel treatment at the hands of the defendant.

  • 01 Nov 1907 Judge Heaton declined to grant a divorce to Julia Wolf because her husband, Otto Wolf put up too strong a defense.
  • 01 Nov 1907 Judge Heaton granted to Dorothy Tucker a decree of divorce from Albert Tucker, who was charged with cruel desertion. Mrs. Tucker and her husband lived at Coesse. Some two years ago they drove to Columbia City to attend a circus. After the performance Mrs. Tucker says the husband told her she could stay at the show and driving away, left her alone, refusing ever since to live with her or support her.
  • 02 Nov 1907 Pearl A. Blake sues for a decree of divorce from Marion Blake, charging cruelty and failure to provide for her as a husband should.
  • 02 Nov 1907 Judge O'Rourke granted to Myrtle Zimmer a decree of divorce from Cyrus W. Zimmer, also the custody of their child and $600 alimony.
  • 06 Nov 1907 Delia Kelker files application for a decree of divorce from John Kelker for cruelty. The husband is charged with striking and beating his wife.
  • 09 Nov 1907 Oliver B. Engleman sued for a divorce from Luvina B. Engelman, charging her with adultery. W. I. Dile is named as co-respondent. The plaintiff also asks for the custody of the three children who are the fruit of the marriage.
  • 10 Nov 1907 Delia Kelker was granted a divorce from John Kelker.
  • 10 Nov 1907 Allice Manley was granted a divorce from John J. Manley.
  • 10 Nov 1907 Frederick C. F. Tobbert was granted a divorce from Henrietta Tobbart. The court forbids Tobbert to remarry within two years.
  • 13 Nov 1907 George F. Battenberg sued for a divorce from Ethel Lora Battenberg. He was married to the woman in 1893, and alleges that in May 1901, she eloped with Alton Schesley and he has not seen her since.
  • 14 Nov 1907 Mollie E. Strain brings action for a divorce from Clarence O. Strain because she alleges that he is an habitual drunkard, has boasted that he never drew a sober breath, called her bad names and accused her of infidelity. In support of her allegation that he failed to provide for her, she alleges that he bought her no clothing except a hat for $4 and a suit for $12. They were married in March 1901, and lived together until last June.
  • 14 Nov 1907 Louise Clem seeks a divorce from John Clem, to whom she was married in January, 1906. She had him arrested for fraudulent marriage shortly after their wedding and she now charges that he has deserted her and fails to provide.
  • 15 Nov 1907 Helen Burstsfield sues for a divorce from William L. Burstsfield and she declares he called her vile names and struck and beat her.
  • 16 Nov 1907 Edith M. Overley was granted a divorce from Albert Overley and given permission to reassume her maiden name, Molowsky.
  • 17 Nov 1907 Annabelle Reynolds in the superior court filed a cross complaint and obtained a divorce from Frank Reynolds. She obtained the custody of their child, alleging among other things that her husband was mad because she would not sing in a cheap show so that he could live in idleness. Mrs. Reynolds charged that her husband struck and choked her, assaulted her when she was ill and broke up the furniture when he got angry. It was also alleged that her showed her a box of cartridges at one time and told he he bought them to kill her with.
  • 19 Nov 1907 Sam Miller asks to be released from the order restraining him from drawing his wages as he has paid to his divorced wife the money due her. The case is before Judge Heaton.
  • 19 Nov 1907 On the ground of abandonment, failure to provide and drunkenness, Lottie Tagtmeyer secured a divorce from William Tagtmeyer in the superior court. She also got the custody of a daughter, ten year old. The other children of the family have passed their majority.
  • 20 Nov 1907 Lenora Lorenz was granted a divorce from Charles Lorenz. Cruelty and drunkenness were the charges.
  • 21 Nov 1907 Judge Heaton granted Lottie Miller a decree of divorce from Samuel Miller. The case has been in court for some time.
  • 22 Nov 1907 Louise Clem was granted a decree of divorce from John Clem by Judge O'Rourke.
  • 22 Nov 1907 Lenora Lorentz was granted a divorce from Charles Lorentz by Judge Heaton and allowed to resume her maiden name of Dowle.
  • 22 Nov 1907 Anna C. Brown secured a divorce from Talbert A. Brown, in the superior court, on the ground of abandonment. She stated that after they had been married a year and a month he left and promised to send her some money but failed to keep his promise.
  • 27 Nov 1907 Mrs. Emma Pelkey asks for a decree of divorce and support from Earl Pelkey.

  • 01 Dec 1907 In the superior court Judge Heaton granted a divorce to Mollie E. Strain from Clarence O. Strain and assumes her maided name, Poffenbarger.
  • 01 Dec 1907 Oliver B. Engleman was granted a divorce from Lavinna and temporarily he is given the custody of three children.
  • 01 Dec 1907 Emme M. Pelkey was divorced from Earl Pelkey and is granted the custody of the daughter Velma. Judge Heaton decreed that Mr. Pelkey should pay $12.50 a month for the support of the child for five months and $10 a month for the support of the child until it is sixteen years old.
  • 08 Dec 1907 Special Judge S. L. Morris heard a portion of the evidence in the divorce case of William H. Hudson vs. Emma Hudson and ordered the Fort Wayne Rolling mills to pay the defendant a portion of the wages due to the husband. He then continued the hearing until December 11. As Mrs. Hudson, the defendant, was leaving the court room she became hysterical and it required the united efforts of Sheriff Grice, Deputy Sheriff Eisenhut and another man to hold her until a physician relieved her.
  • 10 Dec 1907 Judge O'Rourke gave Bertie E. Alderman a divorce from William F. Alderman. She was also awarded the custody of their six-year-old son.
  • 10 Dec 1907 Rose Anna Trowbridge was granted a divorce from Charles A. Throwbridge, and Judge Heaton awarded her the custody of the two children, fruits of the marriage, and $20 per month for their support until they arrived at the age of eighteen.
  • 11 Dec 1907 Harvey T. Hite files an application for a decree of divorce from Victoria Hite. The husband says his wife threatened to "cut his heart out" and he wants to be freed from the occasion for such Caesarian surgery.
  • 11 Dec 1907 Frances Eva Stookey wants a decree of divorce from Oliver Stookey because he slapped her and drove her from their home in his brutality and drunken rage.
  • 12 Dec 1907 Judge Heaton dismissed the case of Etta Heffelfinger vs. Robert Heffelfinger, on motion of the plaintiff.
  • 12 Dec 1907 Beatrice Lamb was granted a divorce from Rodney Lamb by Judge Heaton.
  • 13 Dec 1907 Earnest Guenther begins action for a decree of divorce from Gertrude Guenther. The complaint was taken off file in the circuit court.
  • 13 Dec 1907 In addition to the decree of divorce Judge Heaton awarded to Mrs. Rodney Lamb the custody of their child.
  • 14 Dec 1907 The divorce case of William S. Hudson vs. Emma Hudson was dismissed in the superior court.
  • 15 Dec 1907 In the superior court Edith M. Kreemer was granted a divorce from Henry Kreemer.
  • 15 Dec 1907 Inis L. Bender brought suit against Robert M. Bender for divorce. She says he treated her cruelly and boasted of his relations with other women. She asks for $500 alimony and the restoration of her maiden name, Hamilton.
  • 15 Dec 1907 Carrie V. Sheifel sues Herman Sheifel for support and asks Judge Heaton to issue an order enjoining the defendant from disposing of his property or drawing money from the bank pending the hearing. They were married less than a year ago.
  • 18 Dec 1907 Judge Heaton granted James Hickey a divorce from Melinda Hickey and forbade the plantiff to contract another marriage within two years. Mrs. Hickey is now in Wisconsin and goes by the name of Robus.
  • 19 Dec 1907 Anderson Rhodes sues for a decree of divorce from Emma Rhodes.
  • 20 Dec 1907 In the superior court Harvey Hite was ordered to support his wife pending his application for a divorce. She claims she and not he is the aggrieved person, as he failed to support her and forced her to earn her own living by conducting a peanut stand.
  • 24 Dec 1907 Leonard S. Wignot filed application for a decree of divorce from Lilliam W. Wignot. The complaint alleges that the couple was married January 19, 1893, and lived together at Huntington until two years ago, when she went back to her home and refused to return. Mr. Wignot offers to pay $15 a month out of his salary of $25 a week toward the support of their two children, who are with his wife in Webster, Mass. The husband is assistant superintendent of the Wayne Shoe company.
  • 24 Dec 1907 Mary M. McDowell sues for a decree of divorce from George McDowell. The wife charges the husband with liking liquor to well and failure to provide for her support. They have been married twenty-five years and live near Sheldon.
  • 27 Dec 1907 Elizabeth Lash sues for a divorce from Edwin Lash, whom she married in 1903, and who deserted her eighteen months later after having beaten and choked her. She demands $500 alimony.
  • 29 Dec 1907 Judge Heaton divorced Lillian Harrod from Curtis Harrod in the superior court.
  • 31 Dec 1907 Emma Hudson brought suit in the superior court to compel her husband William S. Hudson, to support her.
  • 31 Dec 1907 A restraining order was issued to prevent Harvey T. Hite from disposing of his property pending divorce proceedings.
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