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Divorce News and Records, Allen Co., Indiana

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1910

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette


  • 01 Jan 1910 Mrs. Grace J. Bley files proceedings for a decree of divorce from her husband, Louis B. Bley, and she asks for $500 alimony. Mrs. Bley charges that her husband has been cruel to her; that he frequently gets drunk and has threatened her life with a pistol he carries. There are two children and for their care alimony is asked.
  • 01 Jan 1910 Judge Heaton heard the testimony of Clara M. Drinklag, in her suit for divorce from Arthur J. Drinklag Friday morning, and then continued the case for the introduction of further evidence. The complaint is made on the grounds of desertion and cruelty.
  • 04 Jan 1910 Bethena Horstman was granted a divorce in the superior court from William F. Horstman, who was recently fined $100 in the city court for giving her a beating.
  • 04 Jan 1910 Kittie Horton has applied to the superior court for a divorce from Thomas Henry Horton, alleging that he threatened to kill her and made several efforts to carry out his threat. They were married in April, 1901, and lived together until New Year's day. She states that he has left home a number of times without providing her with means of support and has charged her with infidelity. A thousand dollars is asked as alimony.
  • 04 Jan 1910 Nettie Stemen sues for a divorce from Anthony Stemen, charging that he gambled, drank and finally deserted her for another woman. He is now at Hammond, earning good wages and she asks for $1,000 alimony.
  • 04 Jan 1910 Anna Catherine Swank says her husband, Stephen has a habit of cursing and beating her, and began the new year by knocking her down. She asks for a divorce.
  • 04 Jan 1910 Clara Percell sues for a divorce from John Percell, charging habitual drunkenness and cruel conduct.
  • 05 Jan 1910 Nettie Kinder sues for a divorce from Claude Kinder, charging cruel conduct. She also asks for the custody of her children.
  • 05 Jan 1910 Minnie May Adams says that Thomas H. Adams failed to provide for her and she seeks a decree of divorce. They were married Dec 20, 1906, and separated last October. She wants her maiden name of Fifer restored.
  • 05 Jan 1910 Emil E. Voirol says in his complaint against Sophia Voirol that she calls him bad names. She is also charged with having thrown his clothes out of the house with instructions to him to go away and stay. They were married September 23, 1901, and have three children, the oldest 7 and the youngest 2 years old.
  • 07 Jan 1910 Peter P. Deutschmann used a strap to chastise his wife, and when the implement was not at hand during his moments of anger he bombarded her with shoes, and table of dishes and once threw a plate of hot oatmeal at her, according to the divorce complaint filed by Laura B. Deutschmann. She says that he also applies vile names to her and their oldest daughter in the presence of the younger children, and once threatened to stab her to the heart with a dagger. A restraining order was issued by Judge Heaton to prevent Duetschmann from molesting her during the pendency of the complaint.
  • 07 Jan 1910 Alice Grats, wife of Silas Grats, a Cedar Creek township farmer, had a tale of brutality to tell in her complaint for a divorce. She says her husband is addicted to drink and very abusive, beating her frequently and the other day he knocked her down with a hammer, and then drove her out of the house with kicks and blows. The couple has had thirteen children, of whom eight are still living. They were married in 1873. Mrs. Grats says Silas makes her and the eight children work the farm while he takes it easy and spends the proceeds for drink. She asks for $2,000 alimony and the farm property. Judge Heaton granted a restraining order requiring Grate to keep away from the place.
  • 07 Jan 1910 A suit for divorce has been commenced in the circuit court by Augusta Gassart against Nick Gassart, charging cruel and in human treatment. Gassart is now serving a sixty-day sentence in the county jail for attempting to kill his wife.
  • 08 Jan 1910 Harry C. Boseker has filed a cross-complaint in the divorce suit brought against him by Eveline Boseker, in which he alleges that she abandoned him, going to Chicago and refusing to return and make her home with him again. He admits her charge that he committed indiscretions, but says she condoned them.
  • 10 Jan 1910 Lizzie Mourning began action for a divorce from John Mourning and charges in her complaint that he is a habitual drunk and frequently beat her and celebrated New Years day by administering a severe whipping and threatening to kill her. She asks for the custody of the four children.
  • 10 Jan 1910 Sophia Voirol filed a cross-complaint to the action for divorce instituted by her husband, Emil E. Voirol. She says he drinks to excess, has failed to provide, at one time deserted his family leaving her and their children dependent upon the bounty of relations for four months, and finally on January 3 of the present year abandoned them, leaving them neither food nor fuel in the house. Prior to his departure, she says he sold his horses, wagons, buggy, harness and other personal property without her knowledge and kept the proceeds. Mrs. Voirol wants a divorce and $2,000 alimony.
  • 12 Jan 1910 Minnie Helberg has entered suit in the superior court asking a divorce from Frederick Helberg and charges that he abandoned her in July 1903, after a married life of ten years. She says he has not supported her since and that she does not known where he is. The custody of the children is asked.
  • 15 Jan 1910 James Baxter, who at eighty-five took to his bosom a young wife, filed suit in the circuit court to have the marriage annulled and to have restored to him some money which he alleges the young wife is keeping away from him and which is rightfully his. The old gentlemen's complaint is a sort of paraphrase of the old song of the spider and the fly, with Mr. Baxter in the role of the fly. He says that the defendant, with the connivance of two women named Schlatter and Burchard, persuaded him that he ought to have someone to take care of him in his old age, and finally had him taken to the residence of the defendant, where they persuaded him to marry her, although he was neither mentally nor physically in the proper condition to get married or otherwise to take care of himself. However, the three women were too much for him and persuaded him to marry, which he did on April 20, 1908. A few days afterward, he said, his wife bought a $400 piano, which she had charged to him. Then she persuaded him to sell his farm of 140 acres, worth $7,000, at a sacrifice, and she spent $1,000 in remodeling her house. He charges further that she has $2,000 in cash and other profits of the sale of the farm in notes which she refuses to deliver to him. She is accused of beating him and threatening to throw him out of the house, which is at 1826 John street. He wants the marriage annulled and damages amounting to $5,000.
  • 18 Jan 1910 Minnie E. Zimmerman was granted a divorce from Jesse Zimmerman and Judge O'Rourke restored her former name, Bech.
  • 18 Jan 1910 Emma Ensch, who was granted a divorce in the circuit court from Martin Ensch, has filed a petition asking that a decree giving him the custody of their two daughters, aged 14 and 11 be modified so that the mother can care for them. She alleges that her former husband has married Laure Stewart, who has a daughter and that the latter smokes cigarettes, visits houses of ill-fame, uses bad language and tells the girls about her exploits. It is also alleged that the children are improperly clothed.
  • 18 Jan 1910 Minnie Collins has filed suit in the superior court asking a divorce from Myers Collins, to whom she was married September 7, 1902. They separated Saturday and she charges that he nagged at her constantly, accused her of infidelity and called her bad names. She wants her maiden name of Wyatt restored.
  • 18 Jan 1910 The divorce case of Etta E. Patee against Clarence Patee has been set in the superior court for February 3.
  • 19 Jan 1910 The divorce case of Alice Grats vs Silas Grats was transferred to the superior court and the wife was granted a divorce and the custody of her children.
  • 19 Jan 1910 Rhoda T. Theis commenced divorce proceedings against Joseph E. Theis, alleging cruel and inhuman treatment. She avers that her husband threatened to life on several occasions and that he has failed to provide for her for the past two years.
  • 19 Jan 1910 Martha Byrer filed a cross-complaint in the divorce suit brought by John Byrer in the superior court, in which she alleges that the couple lived happily together until John forced her to move from the respectable neighborhood in which she had been residing to rooms above a notorious saloon and wine room. The name of the saloon is not given, but Martha Byrer avers that the place bore such an evil reputation that by reason of her living above it she was shunned by her former friends and was subjected to scandal and gossip. She asks a divorce and alimony in the sum of $2,000.
  • 19 Jan 1910 Edward H. Scheuman has brought suit for divorce in the circuit court from Stella Scheuman, alleging that she has refused to live with him and their two children. He asks the custody of the little daughter and son.
  • 20 Jan 1910 M.W. Tinkham, guardian of James Baxter a person of unsound mind, brought suit against Mrs. Jane Baxter his ward's wife, to replevin some furniture and money alleged to be wrongfully in her possession.
  • 21 Jan 1910 Mrs. Della Imbody has filed a cross-complaint in answer to the suit for divorce brought by her husband, Ralph E. Embody. She says she married him at Garrett under the assumed name of George E. Imbody in 1903, and he has been addicited to drunkenness and continually abusive.
  • 21 Jan 1910 Zadie E.M. Rhodenbough sues for a divorce from Clyde C. Rhodenbough. She charges cruel treatment.
  • 21 Jan 1910 William Henry Smith has made an application for a divorce from Jessie M. Smith to whom he was married four years ago. He charged her with failure to take care of her house and cruelty.
  • 21 Jan 1910 Anna Catherine Swank was granted a divorce from Stephen Swank and her maiden name of Adair was restored. Drink was the cause of the trouble.
  • 22 Jan 1910 Mrs. Jessie Smith filed a cross-complaint in the divorce suit instituted yesterday by her husband, William H. Smith.
  • 23 Jan 1910 Ellen Parker has filed suit for a divorce from Charles H. Parker. She charges that he has been a confirmed drunkard for eighteen years and in his drunken moments he beats his children in a cruel manner, using a horsewhip or sticks of wood. On one occasion, she says, he horse-whipped their little boy until he bled welts. She asks for the custody of the children and the title to a seventeen acre farm on which they live. The Parker's live in Perry township.
  • 29 Jan 1910 Charles C. Simminger sues for a divorce from Olive Simminger.
  • 29 Jan 1910 Thomas Stonebrook sued for divorce by Ida Stonebrook in the superior court, filed his third paragraph of cross-complaint. He alleges that she had intimate relations with George Worth and William Ridenour, and that she had walked up and won the road near the Stonebrook home in Washington township in company with Worth both uttering vile oaths. He says she also chews tobacco.
  • 29 Jan 1910 Averring that Nellie M. Zuber has threatened to poison his several time, that she drinks to excess and walks the streets in company with other men, and that she deserted him five years ago, Jacob B. Zuber has commenced a divorce proceeding against her in the circuit court.
  • 29 Jan 1910 In the superior court Frances L Meyers was divorced from John H. Meyers and her maiden name of Robertson restored. She alleged drunkenness and cruelty.
  • 30 Jan 1910 Louis Noble has commenced suit in the circuit court for divorce from Bertha Noble on grounds of abandonment, it is claimed the woman left Noble in May 1908 and has since refused to live with him.
  • 30 Jan 1910 The case of Bernard Rensman against Mary E. Rensman for divorce was called in the superior court but the litigants were fifteen minutes late appearing and the court was adjourned.
  • 30 Jan 1910 Ellen Parker, who brought suit for divorce a few days ago against Charles H. Parker of Perry township, secured a restraining order to prevent him from burning the building on their farm. It is charged in her application that he has threatened he will burn all the buildings and that she fears he will carry out the threat.

  • 01 Feb 1910 Bertha Crocket sues for a divorce from James L. Crocket, charging that he failed to support her and boasted of his popularity among other women.
  • 01 Feb 1910 Albert Sarber has filed suit for divorce against Jennie Sarber, charging her with abandonment.
  • 01 Feb 1910 In the suit of Bernard C. against Mary Rensman in the superior court, a decree was granted to her husband.
  • 02 Feb 1910 Arminda Branstrattor has brought suit in the circuit court against Ames Branstrattor for divorce on the ground of cruelty.
  • 04 Feb 1910 Etta E. Pattee was granted a divorce from Clarence W. Pattee on grounds of cruelty and non-support. The plaintiff was granted custody of the only child and was awarded $6 a week for its maintenance.
  • 04 Feb 1910 Leia B. Palmer has instituted divorce proceeding in the superior court against Herbert H. Palmer, alleging failure to provide for a period of two years.
  • 04 Feb 1910 There was a big crowd in the superior court to hear the Stonebrook divorce case by the hearing was adjourned to Saturday morning.
  • 05 Feb 1910 Clara Lassus was granted a divorce from Jean Baptiste Lassus on grounds of abandonment in superior court. Her maiden name of Clara Didier was restored.
  • 08 Feb 1910 Ida Stonebrook was granted a divorce from Thomas Stonebrook.
  • 08 Feb 1910 Judge Heaton granted Henry Yobst a divorce from Anna Yobst. Yobst charged his wife with associating with immoral men. Mrs. Yobst was granted permission to reassume her maiden name, Lomont.
  • 08 Feb 1910 John H. Jahn was granted a decree of divorce, but the wife Sophie Jahn was given $1,000 alimony, the custody of her three children and $6 a month for the support of each until they reach the age of eighteen.
  • 08 Feb 1910 Judge Heaton heard evidence in the case of Clara Percell vs John Percell. Mrs. Percell's compalint charged cruel treatment and abuse.
  • 08 Feb 1910 Alice D. Kinney filed for a divorce from Herbert Kinney. They were married in October and her husband deserted her a few months afterward, leaving her sick and in need of money.
  • 09 Feb 1910 Bessie L. Bucher sues for a divorce from Hugh Bucher, alleging that her husband drinks large quantities of whisky and not only beats her himself, but allows his father and mother and his uncle, who is described as "a worthless sort of man" to abuse her in various ways. A restraining order was secured prohibiting the defendant and his parents from molesting her or selling their fruit stand on Harrison street pending the hearing.
  • 10 Feb 1910 Judge Heaton granted Ellen Parker a divorce from Charles Parker.
  • 10 Feb 1910 Wildie Viola Anderson was given a divorce in the superior court from Jesse G. Anderson, whom she charged with cruelty and failure to provide. She was given custody of their three children, which include a pair of twins born last October. She was awarded $600 alimony.
  • 10 Feb 1910 Hattie Allen has filed a divorce suit against George Allen, charging him with failure to provide. They were married in June 1904 and separated last August.
  • 11 Feb 1910 In the superior court Jessie Chapman was granted a divorce from Miles Chapman. She charged abandonment.
  • 12 Feb 1910 Judge Heaton granted John H. Byrer a divorce from Martha Byrer and awarded the defendant $360 alimony.
  • 13 Feb 1910 Marie Riester who was married to Leo R. Riester last August, says he deserted her in December.
  • 13 Feb 1910 Peter A. King sues for a divorce from Ethel M. King. He says he married the woman in December, 1905 and she abandoned him and is now living with her parents in Manitoba, Canada.
  • 13 Feb 1910 Belle Miller filed suit in the circuit court to compel her husband, Sidney Miller to support her.
  • 15 Feb 1910 Ida F. Taylor was granted a divorce from Noah Taylor.
  • 15 Feb 1910 Amanda Bratetratt was granted a divorce from Amos Bratetratt.
  • 15 Feb 1910 Helen M. Hoag has entered suit in superior court asking a divorce from Hohn Hoag to whom she was married November 22, 1904. They separated last December. She says he had a ungovernable temper and told her a number of times to go away and stay and that he didn't care what became of her.
  • 15 Feb 1910 Clarence Patterson says that Adrith Patterson left him about six weeks after their marriage on December 24, 1904, and has since refused to live with him. He asks for a divorce.
  • 15 Feb 1910 In the circuit court, Edward H. Scheuman was granted a divorce from Stella Scheuman and given custody of their children.
  • 17 Feb 1910 Lizzie Mourning was granted a divorce from John Mourning.
  • 17 Feb 1910 Judge Heaton granted Edna Schadewald a divorce from William Schadewald and awarded her the custody of her children.
  • 18 Feb 1910 Abraham L. Dinius sues for a divorce from Minnie Dinius charging that she refused to attend to her household duties and is addicted to strong drink.
  • 19 Feb 1910 Helen Hoag was granted a divorce from Joseph A. Hoag and her maiden name, Baxter was restored.
  • 19 Feb 1910 Maude Stauffer began suit for a divorce from Parker Stauffer and asked that her maiden name, Miller be restored. She also asked for $1,000 alimony and secured a restraining order to prevent the Pennsylvania company from paying the defendant his wages pending the hearing of the suit. The complaint contains some racy charges.
  • 19 Feb 1910 Avonia Brown began suit against John Brown for a divorce and $5,000 alimony. She says he forced her to sign a note for $305, that he gambles and drinks and threatened to kill her. Brown formerly conducted a gambling house on East Columbia street and took an active part in the recent campaign of Mayor Grice because the Hosey administration put him out of business.
  • 22 Feb 1910 Alice Gilbert was granted a divorce in the circuit court from Francis W. Gilbert. Desertion was the allegation.
  • 22 Feb 1910 Dora Phillips has commenced suit in the circuit court for divorce from Milton Phillips, alleging cruelty and desertion. She alleges that he cursed her and that he refused to provide for her, and that two year ago he left her without funds. She asks that her maiden name of Dora Smetzer be restored.
  • 22 Feb 1910 Maria S. Boedecker began suit for a limited separation from her husband, William Boedecker, charging that he has an ungovernable temper and threatened to kill her and her two daughters.
  • 24 Feb 1910 Myrtle Rable sues for a divorce from Walter Rable and demands $500 alimony. She charges cruel treatment.
  • 24 Feb 1910 Ellen Parker and Charles Parker who were divorced last week appeared in the superior court yesterday and asked to have the decree set aside. Judge Heaton compliantly asquieseed, and the erstwhile unhappy but now felicitous man and wife went away smiling.
  • 26 Feb 1910 Mrs. Edith Orrick files action for a decree of divorce from W. W. Orrick.
  • 26 Feb 1910 Mrs. Augusta Gossart was granted a decree of divorce from Nicholas Gossart by Judge O'Rourke in the circuit court.
  • 27 Feb 1910 Florence Schreiber sues for a divorce from John Schreiber. She says he did not support her and had nomadic inclinations, taking her from one Indiana town to another.
  • 27 Feb 1910 In the case of William H. Smith against Jesse L Smith for divorce, a motion to set aside the marriage on the grounds that the defendant was never legally separated from her first husband has been made in the superior court. The case was continued until March 5.

  • 01 Mar 1910 Rhoda L. Theis was granted a divorce from Joseph E. Theis.
  • 02 Mar 1910 George W. McPherson sues for a divorce from Florence S. McPherson. He says they separated because of her vixenish disposition.
  • 02 Mar 1910 A cross-complaint has been filed in the superior court in the divorce suit of Charles against Carrie Maple. In the cross-complaint the defendant alleges that Maple struck her after she had sustained the loss of three fingers on her left hand and as a result she has been permanently injured. She also avers that he has treated her cruelly by calling her vile names.
  • 03 Mar 1910 Sophia C. Collins, in a suit for divorce from William H. Collins of 432 Wells street, alleges that the defendant has failed to provide for her properly ever since their marriage.
  • 04 Mar 1910 Frank J. Grime, a Nickel Plate conductor, began action for a divorce from Laura Grime alleging cruel treatment in various ways.
  • 04 Mar 1910 Ella McElroy sues for a divorce from Charles McElroy.
  • 05 Mar 1910 Judge Heaton granted Frank J. Grimes a divorce from Lura S. Grimes and gave the plaintiff the custody of the children.
  • 05 Mar 1910 Hattie Allen was given a divorce from George Allen.
  • 07 Mar 1910 Bertha Bardey sues Claude F. Bardey for a divorce. She says he deserted her once after squandering $1,700 of her money, and she took him back on receiving his promise of reformation. He did not reform, however, but became a drunkard and abused her and finally deserted her again.
  • 07 Mar 1910 Judge O'Rourke granted Minnie May Adams a decree from Thomas H. Adams in a suit which was not contested. Her maiden name, Fiffer was restored.
  • 07 Mar 1910 In the case of Emil Voirol against Sophia Voirol an entry of dismissal was make at the request of the attorneys. Judge Heaton indicated early in the hearing that the husband was involved during the time he was seeking a divorce, with one Mary Wood, and that he would not grant a decree and a continuance was taken and the room full of witnesses send back to Woodburn.
  • 07 Mar 1910 Judge Heaton was asked to dismiss the case of Dora Phillips against Milton Phillips because the attorneys in the case did not think it was one of the kind in which the judge would give a decree.
  • 07 Mar 1910 In the circuit court the marriage contract between James and Jane Baxter was annulled and a suit brought against the latter in replevin by Dr. M.W. Tinkham as guardian was dismissed. The court held that Mr. Baxter, who is about eighty-three years old, was of unsound mind at the time he contracted the marriage.
  • 07 Mar 1910 The marriage contract between William Smith and Jesse Smith was annulled by Judge Heaton on the ground that the wife had never been divorced from a former husband.
  • 07 Mar 1910 Carrie E. Maple was granted a divorce from Charles E. Maple on the grounds of extreme cruelty. She testified that he had struck her with a chair after she had sustained an injury to her left hand and had mangled the member so badly that she no longer has any use of it. He turned all his property over to her to avoid criminal prosecution for assault and battery. Mrs. Maple was granted a divorce on her cross-complaint.
  • 07 Mar 1910 Bessie L. Bucher was granted a divorce from Hugh C. Bucher on grounds of cruelty. She testified that when he came home drunk, as he often did, he beat her shamefully.
  • 08 Mar 1910 Altina B. Rogers sues for a divorce from William Rogers and the custody of her child. She charges drunkenness and cruel treatment.
  • 08 Mar 1910 Emil Voirol, whose suit for a divorce from Sophia Voirol was dismissed by Judge Heaton last week, began another action charging cruel treatment.
  • 08 Mar 1910 Ethel Miller in her complaint for divorce filed in the circuit court against Charles Miller, asserts that he treated her so cruelly and failed to signally to provide for her that she was forced to seek a haven under her mother's roof. She claims that she fears Miller, and Judge O'Rourke granted an order restraining him from visiting her. She prays for the custody of her child, Eugene Miller.
  • 09 Mar 1910 Judge O'Rourke granted Edith Orrock a divorce from William Orrock and awarded her the custody of the children.
  • 09 Mar 1910 William E. Rogers was cited to appear in the superior court this morning to show cause why he should not be punished for contempt. On Monday Judge Heaton issued a restraining order prohibiting him for molesting or interfering with his wife, who had entered suit for a divorce, but yesterday she went to the house to get her clothes and he chased her out of the house and up the street until a policeman stopped him.
  • 10 Mar 1910 Fred W. Zahrt was granted a divorce from Amanda Zahrt in circuit court.
  • 11 Mar 1910 Judge Heaton granted Myrtle Bloemker a divorce from Henry Bloemker and restored her maiden name, Whitney.
  • 11 Mar 1910 John Harvey Walker has brought suit for divorce from Jessie M. Walker, alleging that they separated four years ago and she since remarried without the formality of a divorce. Stella May Harvey has brought suit against John Harvey Walker to annul their marriage on the grounds that he was already married when he led her to the altar. All the parties are colored. Both cases which grew out of a suit for divorce filed by William H. Smith, the man to whom Jessie H. Walker is now married.
  • 12 Mar 1910 Eva Shannon sues for a divorce from Boyd Shannon charging abandonment.
  • 12 Mar 1910 John Harvey Walker was granted a divorce from Jessie M. Walker on the ground that she has been married after having wedded him without first having got a divorce. Walker's second marriage to Stella Walker was in turn annulled and now John Harvey, who had two wives, has none at all.
  • 12 Mar 1910 Elnora McElroy, who has a divorce case pending in the superior court against Charles McElroy Friday morning applied for a restraining order to prevent him from selling their personal property pending a settlement of the suit. She alleges that he has already disposed of several hogs and some poultry.
  • 12 Mar 1910 In the case of Avonia Brown against John C. Brown for divorce, application has been made for a change of venue.
  • 13 Mar 1910 Jennie Smith sues for a divorce from Ralph James Smyth charging that he deserted her eight years ago. She asks for the custody of the child.
  • 13 Mar 1910 Lynn Tandy filed suit for a divorce from H. Kelsey Tandy, charging that he drove her away from home.
  • 13 Mar 1910 Judge Heaton announced before the conclusion of the testimony in the divorce suit of Abraham L. Dinius against Minnie Dinius that he would not grant a decree as the evidence was not sufficent and placed the husband in a rather bad light. The wife made a fight against the granting of a decree, but did not ask one for herself.
  • 15 Mar 1910 Mrs. Mary Alice Dews filed application for a decree of divorce from Joseph Dews, the colored man who used a knife on his wife and is now serving a jail sentence. Mrs. Dews says she fears for her life.
  • 15 Mar 1910 Judge Heaton has granted to Mrs. Edith Richards a decree of divorce from Albert Richards.
  • 15 Mar 1910 Mrs. Margaret Kyles asks for a modification of the former order of the superior court which took from her on of the children involved in a divorce suit. She says she is now so situated as to care for the youngest child and Mrs. Kyles asks the court for custody.
  • 15 Mar 1910 Mrs. Elsie M. Culver begins action in the superior court to secure a divorce from Merton H. Culver, and she asks a restraining order to prevent the Pennsylvania company from paying wages to the defendant, who is a fireman, during the pendency of the action. The wife sets forth that they were married in 1899 and separated in 1909, that her husband contracted a loathsome disease during the course of their married life; that he frequently associated with other women and that he received endearing letters from these other women. They have three children, aged nine, seven and two respectively.
  • 15 Mar 1910 Attorneys for Sophia Voirol have filed an answer to the divorce suit brought against the latter by her husband, Emil Voirol. In the answer it is claimed that Voirol abandoned his wife and three children last January. Seven dollars a week is asked for the support of the wife and children.
  • 16 Mar 1910 Mrs. Nettie Spangler begins action for a decree of divorce from Frank J. Spangler and the wife charges that he struck her several times and injured her seriously; that he used vile and filthy language and behaved in a shameful, brutal way. The complaint says that the defendant's true name is Bucher and that he was once an inmate of the state reformatory. The G.R.&I railroad is enjoined from paying his wages until the case is settled.
  • 16 Mar 1910 Mrs. Emma Eix sues for a decree of divorce from Walter Eix for desertion of the basest sort for the defendant left her and their children penniless. The G.R.&I railroad is enjoined from paying his wages until the case is settled.
  • 16 Mar 1910 Edith A. Ritchards sues for a divorce from Albert D. Ritchards.
  • 16 Mar 1910 Mrs. Winifred LaFever has filed divorce proceeding in the superior court against Lloyd LaFever, in which she alleges that he has failed to provide for her. They were married in 1907 and separated less than a year ago.
  • 16 Mar 1910 Avonia Brown has filed a petition for an allowance from Jack Brown who she is suing for divorce. She declares that he owes her $500.
  • 17 Mar 1910 Mrs. Minnie Dinius begins action against A.L. Dinius for support and the Wabash railroad is made a party to get at Dinius's wages.
  • 20 Mar 1910 Mrs. Eliza Felger begins suit for a decree of divorce from Frank Felger. The complaint charges that without cause the husband deserted his wife seven years ago and has since failed to provide for her support.
  • 20 Mar 1910 Mrs. Maude McClure sues for a decree of divorce from Arthur McClure. The husband is charged with cursing his wife and behaving ugly, finally leaving his home and refusing to contribute to the support of his family.
  • 20 Mar 1910 Judge O'Rourke granted to Myrtle Rabel a decree of divorce from Walter Rabel.
  • 20 Mar 1910 Judge O'Rourge granted to Mrs. Nettie Steman a divorce from Anthony B. Stemen and $300 alimony.
  • 22 Mar 1910 Sophia Franke sues Richard Franke for a decree of divorce.
  • 22 Mar 1910 Winifred LaFevre was granted a divorce in the superior court from Lloyd LaFever and her maiden name of Clements was restored to her. She stated that she and her husband went to work at Winona Lake after their marriage for $50 a month, and he kept all the money and she got her board. She also says he failed to provide for her afterward.
  • 23 Mar 1910 In superior court Sophia Franke was granted a divorce from Richard Franks, to whom she had been married for about ten years. The husband is charged with cruelty, infidelity and failure to provide. Her maiden name of Miller was restored.
  • 25 Mar 1910 Mrs. Mary Walters, in a divorce complaint filed in the circuit court against Oscar Walters, a prisoner in the Michigan City prison, asks for his convict earnings to help support herself and her two little children. Walter's earns $5 a month and has $33 on deposit with Warden Ried, all of which money she demands to eke out her small existence. She alleges that Walters and she were married in Auburn in 1900 and that two years later he sold her house and lot in Garrett and appropriating the money spent a few months in Germany. In 1903 he was convicted of burglary and sentenced to Michigan City prison. Through the intercession of his wife, he was released on parole two years later, and the family started housekeeping in Huntington. Walters deserted his wife then was returned to prison. Warden Ried is restrained from paying over any of the convict's money to any one Walters may direct until the divorce case is settled.
  • 28 Mar 1910 Henry L. Bley begins proceedings for divorce from Minnie A. Bley, charging that the wife neglected her household and marital duties and called him vile names and otherwise failed in her obligations.
  • 28 Mar 1910 Mrs. Laura Hart asks for a decree of divorce from Harry Hart, charging failure to provide for her and absenting himself from home.
  • 28 Mar 1910 Mrs. Maude Stauffer was granted a decree of divorce from Parker Stauffer and her maiden name of Miller was restored.
  • 28 Mar 1910 In Judge Heaton's court the divorce case of Mrs. Lluella Derbyshire McElfatrick against James McElfatrick occupied the afternoon and is stubbornly contested.
  • 28 Mar 1910 Judge Heaton granted to Mrs. Elsie M. Culver a decree of divorce from Merton H. Culver.
  • 28 Mar 1910 Judge Heaton heard part of the evidence in the divorce case of George W. McPherson against Florence McPherson and told his attorney that he was not satisfied with the testimony and a continuance was granted.
  • 29 Mar 1910 In circuit court Arthur C. Baker filed a suit for divorce against Lenora Baker charging her with abandonment.
  • 29 Mar 1910 The divorce suit of Emil Voirol against Sophia Voirol has been sent to Adams county on a change of venue.
  • 30 Mar 1910 Mrs. Ora Taylor has filed application for a decree of divorce from Charles Taylor, charging that the husband was cruel to her that he hasn't provided for her and their child, that he has been harsh in lanugage and drove the plaintiff from home and forced her to ask neighbors for shelter. The court is asked to provide for the wife in the meantime.
  • 31 Mar 1910 Mrs. Elsie Oberle begins action for a decree of divorce from John Oberle, and the wife asks $500 alimony. The charge is cruelty and neglect.
  • 31 Mar 1910 Mrs. Emma C. Spangler begins action for a decree of divorce from Ralph Spangler. The wife charges that the husband knocked her down and adds that he is living with Lizzie Stege in violation of his marriage vows. The marriage took place in October 1907, and they lived together until January of last year. In addition to knocking her down, on one occasion, the wife says, her husband has frequently struck her and abused her, and she asks reasonable alimony and the custody of their child.
  • 31 Mar 1910 Nettie M. Murchland, in a suit for divorce from Hugh Murchland, filed in superior court asks for alimony of $4 a week out of the $9 salary which her husband is able to earn as a saloon porter. The couple were married in 1887, and Mrs. Murchland avers that for the past three years her husband has treated her cruelly, that he has kicked her, and has wrongfully accused her of infidelity. (Fort Wayne News)

  • 01 Apr 1910 Mrs. Helen Barbara Ehrman begins proceedings for a decree of divorce against Robert E. Ehrman who is charged with cruelty and the use of violent and obscene language as well as threatening to strike his wife with a chair, being prevented by outsiders. Seven children were born to this union which has been very unhappy.
  • 02 Apr 1910 Samuel Francis sues for a decree of divorce from Anna Grancis and the division of property. The husband says his wife abused him, called him bad names finally driving him from home. They were married December 25, 1901 and separated March 1 last. One child was born to the union.
  • 02 Apr 1910 All costs were paid in the suits brought by Bertha Hortsman against William J.F. Hortsman, one of which was for a divorce and the other for a settlement of their property interest.
  • 04 Apr 1910 Mrs. Myrtle Rabel was granted a decree of divorce from Walter Rabel in the circuit court.
  • 04 Apr 1910 Mabel Miller was granted a decree of divorce from Sid Miller, the custody of their child and $400 alimony in the circuit court.
  • 04 Apr 1910 Jacob Zuber was granted a divorce from Nellie Zuber on grounds of infidelity, in the superior court. Mr. Zuber said his wife told him she "would put something in his coffee and get rid of him" and he got afraid and quit living with her. This all happened, he said, after he had found her in wine rooms drinking with other men.
  • 04 Apr 1910 The hearing of the divorce suit of Luella Derbyshire McElfatrick against James T. McElfatrick will be resumed in the superior court today after an adjournment of a week. The husband is fighting the granting of a decree and the case is bitterly fought.
  • 07 Apr 1910 Mrs. Anna B. Futter begins proceedings for a decree of divorce and $2,000 alimony from Joseph M. Futter, and the court is asked to prevent the husband from visiting or molesting her pending action in the case. Mrs. Futter says that her husband is a habitual drunkard, a brute who assaulted and drive his wife from their home may times and forced her to seek shelter from neighbors. One child was born to the unhappy union.
  • 08 Apr 1910 The divorce suit of Avonia Brown against John W. Brown, which promised to be full of sensations, will not be heard in local courts. Judge Heaton sent the case to Huntington on a change of venue.
  • 09 Apr 1910 Alice E. Sterlen filed suit for a divorce from Charles E. Sterlen and demands $100 alimony. The complaint does not specify any acts but simply states that the plaintiff has good and sufficient reason for demanding a divorce.
  • 11 Apr 1910 Mrs. Elsie Oberle was granted a decree of divorce from John Oberle and Judge O'Rourke restored her maiden name, Elsie Haire.
  • 11 Apr 1910 Mrs. Jessie Herbst, wife of Aaron Herbst a timber buyer in the employ of the Perrine-Armstrong company, has entered suit in superior court for a divorce and asks $1,000 alimony and the custody of their two children. She alleges in the complaint that a few days ago he struck and beat her, adding that this was a repetition of the same thing that had occurred, a number of times before. They live at 2006 Thomas street and a few nights ago the police were called in and found the husband had frightened the wife by firing his revolver in the cellar.
  • 11 Apr 1910 Harriet Armstrong says in a complaint for support filed in the superior court that George P. Armstrong, her husband, has failed ever since their marriage, in September 1904 to support her and she has been compelled to keep boarders. In the Central Union Life company he has a paid up life insurance policy on which about $500 is about to fall due and she asks that the company and the agent be restrained from paying this money to him as she needs it for her support.
  • 12 Apr 1910 Mrs. Lillian M. Wilson begins action against Talbot Wilson to modify a decree of divorce.
  • 12 Apr 1910 Morton B. Tyger begins proceedings for a decree of divorce from May F. Tyger.
  • 13 Apr 1910 Abraham Dinius has instituted a divorce suit against Minnie Dinius in which he alleges she drinks to excess, associates with lewd women and neglects her household duties. He filed a similar suit in the superior court some time since and Judge Heaton declined to give him a decree. The new suit is filed in circuit court.
  • 13 Apr 1910 In the suit of Henry L. Bley against Minnie A. Bley an amended complaint has been filed in which the wife is accused during the absence of her husband of associating with one Louis Young.
  • 14 Apr 1910 The divorce case of Mary Walters vs. Oscar Walters, who is serving a term in the penitentiary, was heard in circuit court and submitted to Judge O'Rourke for consideration.
  • 14 Apr 1910 Lola Geiser had filed suit in the superior court asking that her husband be compelled to pay $500 for her support. She says he is employed by the Pennsylvania company and a restraining order was issued to prevent him from drawing his wages. They were married November 1, 1904, and she alleges he abandoned her last Sunday.
  • 14 Apr 1910 Anne J. Huffman files action to annul her marriage contract with Alonzo Huffman who was of unsound mind and incompetent at the time, although she was not aware of the fact until later.
  • 15 Apr 1910 Henry Bley, the Pennsylvania railroad yardmaster, was granted a decree of divorce from his wife, Minerva Bley, and the husband was given the custody of their child. The wife was given $100 alimony and the household goods. The case was sensational because of the allegations made by each party to the action.
  • 15 Apr 1910 Mrs. Inez Pettit began proceedings for a decree of divorce from Benjamin F. Pettit and the charges are sensational.
  • 15 Apr 1910 Francis Johnson sues for a decree of divorce from Joseph Johnson because he was abusive and used violent and obscene language, finally abandoning his wife.
  • 19 Apr 1910 In the superior court Minnie Helberg was granted a divorce from Frederick Helberg and given the custody of their two children. She charged his with abandonment.
  • 19 Apr 1910 Etta P. Heffelfinger in a divorce complaint against Robert Heffelfinger, charges that he abandoned her in February 1907 and has not provided for her since.
  • 20 Apr 1910 Mrs. Minnie Shannon begins action for divorce from Ora Shannon, who is charged with cruelty, abandoning his wife and two children. Mrs. Shannon asks for the custody of the children and a decree of separation.
  • 20 Apr 1910 In the superior court Judge Heaton entered a finding giving Luella Derbyshire McElfatrick a divorce from James T. McElfatrick.
  • 21 Apr 1910 Mrs. Emme C. Taylor begins action against Luther A. Taylor for divorce. Seven children are the fruits of the marriage, which has been a failure because the husband and father has developed into a habitual drunkard and has not supported his family. He inherited some property and the wife wants the children to share it before it is spent for whiskey.
  • 21 Apr 1910 Mrs. Rickie Rodenbeck files petition to have a former divorce decree modified so as to compel the husband, Christian D. Rodenbeck to contribute to the support of their child, as her health is not equal to the task now.
  • 21 Apr 1910 Mary G. Barnhouse, in a complaint for divorce in the superior court, alleges that her husband William O. Barnhouse, for the past four years has been making a practice of calling her vile and indecent names with no provocation. She also avers that he boasted to her of his illicit relations with other women.
  • 22 Apr 1910 Mrs. Emma Jennetta Zimmerman begins action for a decree of divorce from William Dayton Zimmerman. The wife charges that for two years or more the husband and father has contribute nothing to her support or the support of their three little children. The wife also says that Zimmerman spends his wages for whiskey, and she asked a decree of separation and provisions for the support of the children.
  • 23 Apr 1910 Mary C. Barnhouse was granted a divorce by Judge Heaton from William O. Barnhouse. She alleged cruelty and infidelty. Her maiden name, Sperb was restored.
  • 23 Apr 1910 George Hamilton begins proceedings for a decree of divorce from Sarah Hamilton. The wife, it is charged, deserted the plaintiff at Muncie in 1904, and he wants a legal separation.
  • 26 Apr 1910 Mrs. Clara Barrand begins action for divorce against Joseph Barrand. In the complaint the wife charges that her husband deserted her and has failed to provide for her and their child, preferring whiskey to home life. On previous occasions he addressed his wife in vile language, called her ugly names and struck and beat her in a brutal manner. Mrs. Barrand asks alimony in the sum of $1,500 so as to be able to provide for herself and child for a time at least.
  • 29 Apr 1910 Mrs. Florence Schrieber was granted a decree of divorce from John Schrieber and the custody of two children are given to the mother. Mr. Schrieber is bound to make proper provisions for their support.
  • 29 Apr 1910 Mrs. Susie Irelan asks for a decree of divorce from Wayne Irelan. She charges that the husband struck her in the presence of others, that he accused her of remaining from home. That he has been abusive and sometime ago called her all the vile names he could think of. There are three children and the mother asks their custody and $1,500 alimony. Irelan is track foreman on the Pennsylvania railroad.
  • 29 Apr 1910 Mrs. Inez Pettit was granted a divorce from Ben Pettie in the circuit court and was given alimony in the sum of $4,000. Their only child is to be given into the custody of a man named Toby, in Texarkana, Ark., who is to send her to school. Pettit must pay $12 a month for the child's care until she is twelve years of age and then $15 until she is of age. In her testimony, Mrs. Pettit charged that he is a habitual drunkard, that he came home frequently under the influence of liquor and nagged at her all night long, and his conduct became unbearable. They were married in 1907 and have one child. The wife was allowed $4,000 alimony and the custody of the child was given to the hands of a relative with the understanding that the father is to educate and support it.

  • 01 May 1910 Mrs. Mary Walters was granted a decree of divorce from Oscar Walters, who is serving a term in the northern prison, and the mother is given the custody of their three children. Provision is made for the earning of the father, in prison and out, going to the support of the children.
  • 01 May 1910 Emma Zimmerman was granted a divorce from William Dayton Zimmerman in the superior court. Failure to provide and desertion were the allegations made. The couple have three children, and the father has been ordered to provide a reasonable sum for their support.
  • 03 May 1910 Wayne Irelan filed a cross-complaint in the suit recently instituted by his wife and says he is entitled to a decree of divorce and gives as his chief reason that she held whispered and frequent conversation with another man; that at all of the parties given by people of the neighborhood to which they are invited Mrs. Ireland and one Frederick Brandtmiller go off in the corners by themselves and talk in low tones and that she has told him she does not care for him. He also says his wife drank with Brandtmiller and that she nags and scolds him.
  • 04 May 1910 Rose Viola Gandy begins action against Burton E. Gandy for support, asking $600 in specific figures.
  • 05 May 1910 Mrs. Luella M. Martin begins action for divorce from Jacob E. Martin and alleges that since December 26, 1904 she has supported herself and their two children, although he is able-bodied and perfectly capable of making a living. They were married in August 1895.
  • 05 May 1910 Mrs. Stella Phillips sues for a divorce from Harry Phillips, formerly a tailor here. The wife alleges he abandoned her after he had induced her to mortgage all her household goods and pawn her rings. She alleges he failed to provide for her and finally abandoned her. They were married April 19, 1908, and lived together until last January.
  • 06 May 1910 Mrs. Stella Fulk begins action for a decree of divorce from William Fulk. The husband is charged with striking and kicking his wife, with calling her vile names and proving himself a brute. One child was born to them and the mother asks it custody.
  • 06 May 1910 Mrs. Nora M. Warner began proceedings for a decree of divorce Thursday morning and in the afternoon freedom from marital bonds was granted by Judge Heaton in the superior court. Mrs. Warner declared her husband accused her wrongfully of infidelity, called her vile and unmentionable names, all without cause and she challenged the husband to contradict her.
  • 06 May 1910 Mrs. Ethel Crandell filed action for a decree of divorce from Robert Crandell. In the afternoon she was freed and her maiden name, Ethel Young was restored. Mrs. Crandell declared that her husband was cruel and inhuman, that he made no provision for supporting or clothing her, that he took pains to tell her he didn't care for her and urged her to procure a divorce.
  • 06 May 1910 In the divorce case of Clara Barrand against Joseph Barrard, filed in the superior court the defendant has filed an answer in which he alleges that the Clara Barnes granted a divorce in the circuit court in 1905 and the Clara Barrand, plaintiff in the suit in the superior court, are identical. The husband declares his wife sued him under the style of Clara Barnes against Joseph Barnes, as they were generally known by that name; that he filed his answer and put the case at issue and that in a short time she was given a decree. A short time ago she filed another suit, but in the right name, and in his answer to this he sets up the fact that they have been divorced once, although there is a confusion of names.
  • 07 May 1910 Anna L. Gale began action for a divorce from Lewis C. Gale charging cruel treatment. She demands $4,000 alimony.
  • 10 May 1910 Clara Barrand, who as Clara Barnes was divorced from Joseph Barrand some time ago, has asked to have the divorce decree corrected as to names and modified to compel the husband to pay $40 per month for the support of her child.
  • 11 May 1910 Charles B. Reynolds begins action for divorce against Edith L. Reynolds charging that the wife abandoned him in 1906 and has not returned to his home.
  • 11 May 1910 Mrs. Edna C. Howard begins proceeding for divorce against Frederick H. Howard charging abandonment and cruel treatment, alleging that the husband falsely accused his wife of un-chastity.
  • 11 May 1910 Mrs. Lydia Rehnen asks for a decree of divorce from Edward Rehnen, charging that he is a habitual drunkard and when in liquor that he is abusive. Mrs. Rehnen asks that she be given the custody of their daughter, Catherine, and that the father be required to contribute to the child's support. There is another child, a boy, and the father has had charge of him.
  • 13 May 1910 In superior court Judge Heaton decreed to Avonia Brown a divorce from John Brown, who was charged with cruelty.
  • 14 May 1910 In the superior court Judge Heaton granted to Mrs. Jennie Smyth a decree of divorce from Ralph James Smyth and the wife is given the custody of their child.
  • 14 May 1910 In the circuit court Anna L. Gale was given a divorce from Lewis C. Gale by Judge O'Rourke and was awarded the house hold furniture and $1,600 in cash and the custody of their child.
  • 16 May 1910 Mrs. Maria L Diffenbaugh begins action against her husband, Edward L. Diffenbaugh for support, asking $75 a month. Diffenbaugh is employed at the rolling mills and the court hold him responsible until the case is heard.
  • 17 May 1910 David Philip Foster begins action for divorce from Atalia S. Foster, charging that the wife is guilty of adultery with a man not named.
  • 17 May 1910 Mrs. Josephine Rabel in an application for divorce accuses her husband, Edwin Rabel of calling her vile and foul names, finally striking and choking her in violent and brutal manner. Mrs. Rabel asks for custody of their minor child, Mildred, sufficient alimony and the court enjoins Rabel from molesting his wife.
  • 17 May 1910 The divorce case of Susie Irelan against Wayne Irelan filed in the superior court was dismissed. Wayne Irelan has filed a sensational cross complaint but a week or more ago withdrew it and the reconciliation followed.
  • 18 May 1910 Judge Heaton listened to the application of Mrs. Tonkel for a decree of divorce from Ora Tonkel, charging that since their marriage he has neglected her, that he has been home but two or three times and finally that he struck and abused her. The court took the case under advisement.
  • 18 May 1910 Judge Heaton, in the superior court today heard a part of the testimony in the suit of Jessie Herbst against Aaron Herbst for divorce. After this part of the testimony has been heard the case was dismissed.
  • 18 May 1910 Mrs. Pearl Ross begins proceedings for divorce from John H. Ross, they were married in September 1898, in Huntington county. The husband is charged with going home drunk, cursing the plaintiff and treatening to do her bodily harm, finally accusing her of spending money in wine rooms and other places of bad character. The father is charged with failing to provide for the children, Bessie and Jessie Ross.
  • 20 May 1910 Edith S. Eckles has filed a suit for divorce from Homer W. Eckles. The wife alleges failure to provide. There are two children, Margaret Jane aged thirty months, and Robert aged six months. Mrs. Eckles alleges that when she recently got out of a hospital after taking treatment there, she was forced to rely on her parents and friends for support as her husband failed to provide for her. She further alleges that Homer Eckles receives a salary of $70 a month. She wants $500 alimony and $15 a month for her support. Judge O'Rourke issued a restraining order preventing Eckles from selling any of the household goods.
  • 20 May 1910 Ora Omspaugh filed a suit for divorce from Pearl Omspaugh. He alleges cruel and inhuman treatment in the she is alleged to have brought men to their rooms when he was absent from the house and to have had relations with these men. The couple were married on April 27, 1903. They have no children.
  • 21 May 1910 Enell C. Boggs filed suit for a divorce from Mary I. Boggs, to whom he was married on 1909. He charges that on one occasion she deserted him and lived with another man for a time but he forgave her and took her back. Recently he says she again fell from grace and has been associating with other immoral men and staying away from home at nights.
  • 25 May 1910 Judge Heaton granted a divorce to Arthur Baker from Lenore Baker.
  • 25 May 1910 Judge Heaton granted Eva Shannon a divorce from Boyd Shannon.
  • 28 May 1910 In superior court Clara Watkins was given a divorce decree from John Watkins in her cross-complaint. She was also given the custody of their minor children, with an allowance for their support and $500 alimony.

  • 02 Jun 1910 Judge O'Rourke heard evidence in the divorce suit of Maria Boedecker ve William Boedecker, and took the case under advisement. The plaintiff is sixty-nine years of age and the defendant, who is accused of habitual drunkenness, is seventy-three. The children are all grown and there is a number of grandchildren.
  • 02 Jun 1910 Minnie Crowl sues for a divorce from Ira Crowl alleging habitual drunkenness and failure to provide.
  • 03 Jun 1910 The divorce case of Emslie Boggs against Mary Boggs was dismissed in the superior court, the parties having affected a reconciliation.
  • 03 Jun 1910 The divorce case of Charles Simminger vs Olive Simminger occupied most of the day in the circuit court. After the evidence had been hears the plaintiff withdrew his complaint, whereupon the wife filed a cross-complaint, charging cruelty and lack of support for herself and child. Judge O'Rourke granted her a divorce and the custody of her child, with provision for its support.
  • 05 Jun 1910 Harry McCormick begins proceedings for a decree of divorce from Maude McCormick. The husband's accusation is that the wife wrongfully suspected his moral behavior and left him.
  • 05 Jun 1910 Ellen Parker, whose decree of divorce in the circuit court was set aside in January, following a reconcilation with her husband, Charles H. Parker, has filed another suit in the superior court alleging cruelty and neglect. She avers that on Friday night Parker, while in a drunken rage struck their oldest son with a stick of cord wood and threatened to kill the entire family. She alleges that he has been a habitual drunkard for eighteen years and that he has treated he shamefully since their reconciliation. She asks a restraining order to prevent him visiting her in her home in Perry township, as she fears he will do her personal injury.
  • 07 Jun 1910 Mrs. Anna B. Futter begings proceeding for a decree of divorce from Joseph H. Futtler charging that he has driven her from home, kicked and struck her, finally neglecting to support her.
  • 07 Jun 1910 The case of Hattie Reichard vs. Henry Reichard was filed in superior court. The charge is abandonment.
  • 08 Jun 1910 May Walker sues for a divorce from Charles E. Walker. She charges that he boasted of his intimacy with other women and when she wept he choked her.
  • 08 Jun 1910 Lucy Kieler in one suit values the affections of her husband, George Kieler at $2,000, asking that sum from Minnie Kieler her mother-in-law, on an allegation that she alienated his love. In another she asks $2,500 and a divorce from Kieler. She alleges that he treated he cruelty.
  • 09 Jun 1910 Mrs. Mary Boggs was granted a decree of divorce from Ensil Boggs by Judge Heaton, because the husband was unfaithful to his marriage vows, and the husband's complaint filed first was withdrawn; in fact he did not contest the action.
  • 09 Jun 1910 Mrs. Blanch E. Anderson begins action for a decree of divorce from William H. Anderson, charging neglect and abandonment.
  • 10 Jun 1910 John C. Keller was granted a divorce from Bessie Keller, the decree to be effective when the costs are paid. The plaintiff was also granted custody of their child.
  • 10 Jun 1910 Jessie Herbst charges in a divorce case against Aaron Herbst that he took their baby, three years old, to a saloon and allowed it to drink intoxicating liquor and brought it home drunk. The complaint is the second she has filed within the last few weeks the other having been dismissed after part of the testimony has been heard in the superior court. She says he is a habitual drunkard and does not support her.
  • 10 Jun 1910 Sophia E. Grafton is suing for divorce in superior court from John J. Grafton to whom she was married in 1864. The couple lived together until 1902, when they separated. She alleges abandonment.
  • 11 Jun 1910 Mrs. Elizabeth Seitz begins action for a decree of divorce from Emmanuel Seitz charging that the husband is a worthless brute who compelled his wife to ask charity and work out of the support of herself and their seven children.
  • 11 Jun 1910 Mrs. Lucinda Mushel Knaus begins action for a decree of divorce from Edwin Mushel Knaus, charging abandonment and neglect.
  • 12 Jun 1910 Harry McCormick was granted a decree of divorce from Maude McCormick, but Judge Heaton gave the wife custody of the children.
  • 12 Jun 1910 Mrs. Cora Haite begins action for a decree of divorce from George Haite charging that the husband is of a jealous disposition and has threatened her life. Besides being suspicious and cruel, the husband treatened the plaintiff with a knife and on May 10 last pressed a revolver against her face and was about to fire the gun when others interfered.
  • 14 Jun 1910 Judge O'Rourke granted to Mrs. Cora Lee a decree of divorce from John Lee and the custody of their three children.
  • 14 Jun 1910 Mrs. Lulu Woodcox begins action for a decree of divorce from Edward Woodcox, charging that he failed in every particular to support and sustain her.
  • 14 Jun 1910 Harry Bridgeman begins action for a decree of divorce from Mary Bridgeman charging that the wife has constantly nagged him and called him the vilest kind of names.
  • 16 Jun 1910 Mrs. Edna B. Bellis begins action first against her husband, George Bellis for support, making the Pennsylvania railroad, for which corporation he works a party. An in another complaint Mrs. Bellis asks for a decree of divorce from her husband because he has neglected and failed to provide for her and forced her to go forth and earn her own way in the world. Bellis cannot draw his wages or disturb his home until the case is heard and decided.
  • 17 Jun 1910 In the action for divorce by Mrs. Edith S. Eckles against Homer W. Eckles, Judge O'Rourke would not grant a separation as he deemed the provocation insufficient.
  • 20 Jun 1910 Martin Tyger was granted a divorce from Mary Tyger, whom he accused of having abandoned him several times before she finally left him for good.
  • 21 Jun 1910 Mrs. Bertha M. Mansdoerfer begins proceedings for a decree of divorce from Charles F. Mansdoerfer and the wife asks $500 alimony. The charge is that the husband called her names, accused her of immorality and finally compelled her leave their home at No. 311 Centlivre avenue.
  • 21 Jun 1910 Mrs. Mary Fromuth begins action for divorce from Theodore Fromuth and she asks the custody of their minor child. The charge is that the husband called her terrible names, and coming home drunk June 19 last, he seized his wife and struck her several times.
  • 21 Jun 1910 Mrs. Elizabeth Felger was granted a decree of divorce from Frank Felger.
  • 21 Jun 1910 In superior court Minnie Crowl was granted a divorce from Ira Crowl, was given the custody of their two children along with $300 alimony by Judge Heaton.
  • 22 Jun 1910 Mrs. Mae Clem begins action against Daniel Clem to obtain a decree of divorce and the custody and support for their child. The husband is charged with cruel treatment with abusing his wife, neglecting her support and intolerable conduct.
  • 22 Jun 1910 After having been married three years, Helen Bedwards is asking for a divorce from Addison Bedwards, as well as the custody of the couple's child and $500 alimony. She alleges that soon after they were married in November, 1908, the defendant called her vile names and wrongfully accused her of infidelity. They separated on June 17, 1910.
  • 22 Jun 1910 The case of Mrs. Susie Irelan for divorce from Wayne Irelan was sent to DeKalb circuit court for trial by Judge O'Rourke on application for a change of venue.
  • 25 Jun 1910 Alleging that his wife "swore and cussed him, calling him every name she could lay her tongue to", John Hilt has commenced suit for a divorce from Helen Hilt. The couple were married May, 1909, and Hilt claims his wife left him June 18, 1910.
  • 25 Jun 1910 The divorce case of Emma C. against Charles E. Gaskill was heard in the circuit court Friday afternoon. Gaskill is alleged to have deserted his wife shortly after their marriage five years ago and to have failed to provide for her in the meantime. Emma Gaskins was granted a divorce from Charles E. Gaskins in the circuit court. The attorney on behalf of the defense asked that the decree be set aside, because the defendant, who defaulted, had not been served with the proper notice.
  • 25 Jun 1910 Myrtle Cottrell sues for a divorce from Noah Cottrell, charging that he deserted her.
  • 27 Jun 1910 Acting Judge in the superior court granted a divorce decree to Mrs. Emma Gaskins from Charles Gaskins.
  • 27 Jun 1910 Mrs. Helen Bedwards was granted a divorce in superior court from Addison Bedwards.
  • 27 Jun 1910 Mrs. Maria Boedecker was granted a decree of divorce from William Boedecker by Judge O'Rourke, but the wife must pay the husband $300 and deed to him their house and a lot in Woodburn.
  • 27 Jun 1910 Charles H. Parker, of Huntertown will today file a cross complaint in the suit for divorce brought against him June 4, by his wife Ellen Parker. He will assert that the misconduct with which he is charged by his wife was provoked by her actions and will also accuse her of cruel and inhuman treatment. In her suit, Mrs. Parker made similar charges and asked a division of their personal property. A few years ago Mr. Parker deeded to his wife the seventeen acre tract of land upon which they lived and he will make an effort to retain possession of the farm.
  • 28 Jun 1910 John H. Justus begins suit for a decree of divorce from Mrs. Minnie A. Justus. The charge is that the wife neglected their four children that she left their home to associate with immoral and lewd people that they separated this month and the action for divorce follows.
  • 29 Jun 1910 Mrs. Frances L. Herbert begins action against her husband, Harry Herbert for support and she asks $500. They were married in 1906 and last March the wife charges that Herbert asked her to go to her mother in Bloomington, Illinois; that as soon as he was installed as foreman in the shop of the Wayne Shoe Manufacturing company he would provide a home in Fort Wayne and send for her. This, the husband did not do and has neglected and deserted his wife.
  • 29 Jun 1910 Judge Heaton granted Mrs. Hallie Reichard a decree of divorce from Henry Reichard and gave the mother the custody of her child.
  • 29 Jun 1910 The case of Mrs. Lucy Kieler, against Geroge Kieler was settled and dismissed. Peace reigns again in their household.
  • 29 Jun 1910 In the case of Mrs. Lucy Kieler against Minnie Kieler, action to recover $2,000 for the alienation of the affections of the plaintiff's husband was dismissed. The defendant is Mr. Kieler's mother.
  • 29 Jun 1910 The divorce case of Mrs. Anna Futter against Joseph Futter was dismissed. The parties settled their differences.
  • 30 Jun 1910 Mrs. Lillian Fonner was granted a decree of divorce from John Bert Fonner and the gayety charges against the husband were sustained. Mrs. Fonner was given $260 alimony and the custody of their child.

  • 01 Jul 1910 Sophia Schramm has entered suit for a divorce from Frank Schramm, to whom she was married in 1878. She charged that he drinks to excess and after remaining in the saloons at night until the proprietors put him out he comes home and abuses her. She says she gave written notice to saloon keepers not to sell hi liquor, but it did no good. They live at 2119 Oliver street and she asks $1,000 alimony.
  • 03 Jul 1910 In her divorce suit against Joseph Sacks, Dora Sacks objects to the fact that he keeps a housekeeper whom she designates as Mrs. McCoy. They were married Nov 27, 1899, and have three children of whom the wife asks custody. She charged him with calling her names too bad to put in the complaint and says he left her April 1909, and has not since provided for her.
  • 06 Jul 1910 Mrs. Mary Bridgeman sues for a divorce from Harry Bridgeman, alleging that he associated with women of ill repute and beasts of it in her presence. She says he takes lewd women out driving in his automobile, and glories in passing her residence in company with these females.
  • 07 Jul 1910 David Phillip Foster was granted a decree of divorce from Atalia Foster by Judge Heaton.
  • 08 Jul 1910 Mrs. Ella Nave has instituted suit in the superior court asking a divorce from William A. Nave, to whom she was married in March 1904. She charged that he is a habitual drunk and not only failed to support her, but took her clothes and disposed of them. She wants $500 alimony and the restoration of her maiden name of Lynch.
  • 08 Jul 1910 Harry Bridgeman, whose wife filed a warm cross-complaint in his suit for divorce, is back with a second paragraph of his complaint. He says she scolds and finds fault, attempted to kill him and shot at his one time, that she drank to access, accused him of dishonesty and compelled him to sell his business and move here. He also accuses her of associating with women of bad repute and says he filed one suit and withdrew it on her written promise not to associate with evil companions.
  • 11 Jul 1910 Lottie Wraight sues for a divorce from Alfred Wraight, charging that he associates with other women.
  • 11 Jul 1910 Lydia Rehnen was granted a divorce from Edward Rehnen in superior court. The plaintiff was given the custody of the daughter and the defendant the son.
  • 11 Jul 1910 Laura Hart was given a decree of divorce from Harry Hart in the superior court.
  • 11 Jul 1910 Anna S. Ensch has brought suit for divorce from Jacob Ensch, to whom she was married in 1899, and from whom she separated in June of this year. She charges drunkenness, failure to provide, cruelty and other short comings to the husband.
  • 13 Jul 1910 Mrs. Addie Diehm begins action for a decree of divorce from O. E. Diehm, charging the defendant with abandonment and failure to provide for her as a husband should.
  • 13 Jul 1910 Mrs. Lulu Plasterer begins action for a decree of divorce from Charles H. Plasterer, and asks $1,000 alimony. There are two children in the family and the wife asks provisions for them. The father is employed by the Pennsylvania company, and the wife says he sent her to Chicago to work while he was diseased, and that when she returned he accused her of immorality and talked about her to fellow workmen.
  • 13 Jul 1910 Alleging that Jacob Lantz threatened her life on numerous occasions, that he drinks to excess and falsely accused his wife and children of un-chastity, Mary A. Lantz has commenced divorce proceedings against him in the superior court. Lantz was fined several days ago in city court on a charge of profanity preferred by the humane officer. At that time three of his daughters testified against him. Lantz has eleven children, nine of who are minors, and the wife asks for a divorce and the custody of all the children still under age. The family lives at 2228 Crescent avenue.
  • 13 Jul 1910 Mrs. Sylvania Moore sues August Moore for divorce in the superior court and asks alimony in the sum of $500. She alleges that he has frequently falsely accused her and her daughter by a former marriage of un-chastity and has failed to make any provisions for her support.
  • 13 Jul 1910 Mrs. Dora Pio, wife of John Pio, a New Haven saloon keeper, has entered suit in the superior court asking an allowance of $25 a month. She alleges that Pio has treated her shamefully, that he has beaten her and that he has refused to make any provisions for her support. Mrs. Pio says he assaulted her a few months after their marriage and has since beaten her until she was black and blue and has frequently accused her of infidelity. She also charges that he brought dirty, un-chase characters to their home and make her cook for them and entertain them and that he has threatened to kill her and keeps a revolver with which she fears he will carry out his threat.
  • 14 Jul 1910 In the superior court John Hilt withdrew his application for a divorce from Helen Hilt and the wife was given a decree on a cross-complaint. Her maiden name of Sprague was restored.
  • 15 Jul 1910 Georgia Bowers was given a decree of divorce from Charles A. Bowers, and her maiden name Walford was restored in the superior court. It was brought out the Bowers had frequently boasted of his association with lewd women and to add to the embarrassment cause by these letters she said the he read them in the presence of the members of his family with whom they lived and twitted her about them. She was sixteen when they were married July 11, 1908, and he left her for nearly a year and finally abandoned her entirely March 27 of this year. She also charged that he cursed her and called her names too vile to put in her complaint and choked and beat her.
  • 16 Jul 1910 Mrs. Florence Hackman began proceedings for a decree of divorce from William Hackman. The wife claims that four months after they were married Hackman struck her and at other time since has beaten her and choked her until his fingerprints were visible on the throat. Her protests, she claims only served to rouse him the more. Mrs. Hackman charges that she took in washing and brought herself clothing and that he accused her of having obtained them wrongfully. She says he tore the clothes up and that he has a bad disposition. She is afraid he will do her bodily harm and secured a restraining order to keep him from molesting her.
  • 16 Jul 1910 Mrs. Ruth Higgs in her suit for divorce from George A. Higgs, asks for a restraining order to prevent his coming to see her, claiming that she is afraid he will do her bodily injury. The wife charges that the husband is subject to fits of violent temper in which he scolds, abuses and strikes her and that last November he struck her and knocked her down. At another time, she says he threw her over a sofa and she was lame for several days as a result, that he attempted to strike her with a chair and that she had been compelled to work most of the time to provide her own clothing.
  • 19 Jul 1910 Mrs. Jessica VanSickle has entered suit for a divorce against Newell VanSickle, charging non-support.
  • 19 Jul 1910 Ellen Parker was granted a divorce for the third time from Charles H. Parker in the superior court, with a warning that she should not make peace with her husband again. The Parkers live in Huntertown, and Mrs. Parker asserts that her husband frequently came home drunk, accused her of infidelity and their children of illegitimacy.
  • 19 Jul 1910 Charles B. Reynolds was granted a decree of divorce from Edith L. Reynolds.
  • 20 Jul 1910 Special Judge S.L. Morris, in the superior court, granted to Mrs. Bertha Mansdoerfer a decree of divorce from Charles F. Mansdoerfer.
  • 20 Jul 1910 Henry J. Hahnlein begins proceedings for a decree of divorce from his wife, Mrs. Ella H. Hahnlein, stating that she abandoned him and refuses to have any communication whatever with him. The have three children all of age to provide for themselves.
  • 20 Jul 1910 In an amended divorce complaint filed in superior court yesterday, Harry Bridgman the electric piano man, says that while they lived at Muncie his wife, Mary Bridgman associated with people of bad character, naming Clara Yount, Lottie McDonald, Lucy Thomas, Mrs. David and Mrs. Long, and that his wife was accustomed to enter his office there and call him bad names, accusing him of dishonesty. Bridgman is the electric piano promoter. His machines are electrifying the "Flat" resorts and other places throughout the state. His wife says his income is $500 a month, and that he is worth $20,000. She wants him to divide.
  • 20 Jul 1910 Driven frantic by reason of the neglect of her husband, who she claims deserted her just before she gave birth to a daughter, Mrs. Florence Schaphorst yesterday began divorce proceeding in the superior court against Otto C. Schaphorst. She alleges that he refused to provide for her just prior to the birth of her child and that he finally deserted her and through his failure to provide physical comforts for her, she became mentally deranged and had to be removed to a state institution for treatment. She asks a divorce decree and alimony in the sum of $1,000 and $25 a month. Schaphorst is employed at the Knott-VanArnam works and according to the complaint, is an able-bodied man capable of earning a good salary and making proper provisions for his wife.
  • 20 Jul 1910 Mrs. Lottie Wraight, of seven miles west of this city one week ago entered suit for divorce against her husband, Alfred Wraight, charging him with cruelty, appeared at the office of her attorneys here yesterday and instructed that the action be dismissed. A reconciliation has been reached she explained, and she and her husband are again living together.
  • 21 Jul 1910 Special Judge Morris granted Ira Omspaugh a decree of divorce from Pearl Omspaugh in the superior court.
  • 21 Jul 1910 Eugene Wood begins action for a decree of divorce from his wife, Laura B. Wood. They were married in Bourbon, and the husband declares that the wife could not be controlled, that she kicked him and finally chased him from their house with a butcher knife. Mr. Wood denies having improper relations with ____, for that is all that is given of the name of the woman his wife suspected.
  • 21 Jul 1910 Stella Phillips was granted a divorce from Harry Phillips and her maiden name, Twing was restored by Special Judge Morris. The wife charged cruelty and failure to provide.
  • 21 Jul 1910 Explaining that a reconciliation had been affected with her husband, Lottie Wraight, who filed a divorce suit against Alfred Wraight, withdrew her complaint and the case has been stricken from the court dockets.
  • 21 Jul 1910 Edna C. Howard was granted a divorce in the superior court from Frederick H. Howard.
  • 22 Jul 1910 Mrs. Josephine Penn begins action against William H. Penn for divorce, charging that the husband is a drunkard, that he hit and slapped her and finally threatened her with a razor. Mrs. Penn wants her maiden name, Williams restored.
  • 22 Jul 1910 Mrs. Kate Baehr asks for a decree of divorce from Adolph C. Baehr, and provision for the support of their only child. The complaint charges Baehr with cruelty, with striking his wife and finally denying her any rights or privileges in their home. He supplanted her with his parents and actually forced her out. Baehr works for the Cooney Bayer Cigar company and it is asked to withhold Baehr's wages pending settlement of the suit.
  • 24 Jul 1910 Mrs. Emma H. Doty began proceedings for a decree of divorce from Elmer Doty, charging that he threatened to strike her and charged her with being untrue to her marital vows. Mrs. Doty says she has had to work out for a living and that the husband neglected her and that they finally separated some weeks ago.
  • 24 Jul 1910 Special Judge S.L. Morris in the superior court granted Nettie Murchland a decree of divorce from Hugh A. Murchland and was given the custody of their children.
  • 26 Jul 1910 Mrs. Dora Sack was granted a decree of divorce from Joseph Sack and Judge Morris decreed that the husband should provide for their children who are given to the care of the mother.
  • 26 Jul 1910 Mrs. Pearl Heiser begins proceedings for a decree of divorce from Frank Heiser, alleging extreme cruelty. The wife charges the husband with beating her. Also that he threatened to shoot her and that she is afraid he will carry out his treats and a restraining order was issued to prevent him from visiting her at her home, 1325 Pontiac street. She asks that her maiden name of Barter be restored and says he told her he would kill her if she sued for a divorce.
  • 27 Jul 1910 Special Judge S.L. Morris in the superior court granted to Minnie Collins a decree of divorce from Myer Collins.
  • 27 Jul 1910 Adolph Baehr comes back to his wife with a cross complaint in which he contends that he is the sufferer and therefore entitled to a decree of divorce, not Mrs. Katie Baehr. The husband replies that his wife attempted to strike him with a chair, threw boiling water from a kettle at him and also hurled other articles with a view of doing his bodily harm. She is also charged with having talked slander about him among the neighbors and with possessing a vicious and ungovernable temper. He also says she attacked his mother.
  • 27 Jul 1910 Alleging that her husband beats and strikes her, calls her vile names, threatens to kill her and carries a knife and a razor in his inside pocket to do it with, Edith Rutledge has asked for a separation for ten years from Clyde Rutledge. They were married August 21, 1908, and have just separated. He is employed by the Pennsylvania company and they live at 1520 Boone street. A restraining order was issued to prevent him from molesting her.
  • 27 Jul 1910 Mrs. Effie B. Poyser asks for a decree of divorce from Frederick E. Poyser, who is serving a sentence in the Jeffersonville reformatory for grand larceny.
  • 29 Jul 1910 Margaret E. Carter, ina complaint for divorce filed in the superior court, charges her husband, Marion M. Carter with desertion, failure to provide and cruel treatment, besides saying that her husband called her all kinds of names. They were married July 11, 1903, and separated May 20, 1907.
  • 29 Jul 1910 Otto O. Schaphorst, in a complaint filed in the superior court yesterday afternoon, asks a dissolution of his wedding contract with his wife, Florence Schaphorst on the grounds that the defendant is of unsound mind and was at the time of their marriage on July 20, 1907.
  • 29 Jul 1910 Mary Blust, in a complaint filed in the superior court, asks a linited separation from her husband, Ignatius Blust, on the grounds of intoxication and cruel treatment. She further asks a restraining order to enjoin the defendant form visiting her at her home at 1121 Broadway, on the grounds that she is afraid of him, and asks $500 alimony and $20 allowance monthly. The defendant is a contractor and they were married in May 1878 and separated yesterday.
  • 29 Jul 1910 Annie Wedell asks a divorce from Edward Wedell and the restoration of her maiden name. She alleged the defendant at one time shot her in the chest.
  • 30 Jul 1910 Otto Schaphorst files a cross complaint in his wife's action for support and alleges that she is not mentally sound and therefore an improper person to have charge of their household.
  • 30 Jul 1910 In the suit of Harry McCormick against Maude McCormick, the plaintiff has filed a petition for a modification of the decree, asking that he be given custody of the eight-year-old son, Charles.
  • 31 Jul 1910 Mrs. Ette Grace Wartenbe asks for a decree of divorce from William E. Wartenbe. The husband abused and cursed his wife, knocked her down an chocked her, and otherwise behaved in a brutal manner. With seven children born to them this husband is a drunkard, his wife says, and she asks to be divorced from him. Also that he be required to make provisions for the support of his children. Wartenbe works for the Wabash railroad company.
  • 31 Jul 1910 Goldie Mae Snyder asks for a decree of divorce from Lewis D. Snyder, as well as the restoration of her maiden name, Adams. The couple were married in Mansfield, Ohio, September 28, 1905. Ever since their marriage Snyder has exhibited and ungovernable temper and according to his wife has frequently threatened to kill her with a revolver that he is said to carry constantly.

  • 02 Aug 1910 Mrs. Bertha Peters begins action against Arthur Peters for divorce and provision for their children. The wife declares her husband has been cruel, that he cursed her, abused her and struck and knocked her down. Mrs. Peters says he has never provided for the support of her and their two children. That at Elkhart he was fined for neglect and time hasn't improved him.
  • 02 Aug 1910 In a cross complaint filed in the divorce suit of Florence Hackman against William Hackman in the superior court, the cross complaint sets out that his wife was arrested in Tom Clark's saloon, on East Columbia street several weeks ago and convicted of a charge of prostitution. He avers that Clark's place is a notorious resort, frequented by lewd women, that she was taken out of the place to police headquarters with some notorious women and that she was a frequenter of the saloon where she drank with bad women and men. He says that he has followed her and seen her enter the Clark place and that once she was arrested by the police in a drunken condition and taken to the police station where a male friend put up a bond for her appearance next morning in court. She is further charged with remaining out all night and failing to account properly for her whereabouts and with having associated with other men. He met her, he says, with another man on the street and when he accosted them the fellow excused himself and said he didn't know she was a married woman. She told him that was all right as she would soon get a divorce.
  • 04 Aug 1910 Rosalee Roues, in a complaint for divorce filed in the superior court, asks that the bonds of matrimony be dissolved, charging Richard Roues, her husband with failure to provide and habitual drunkenness. The Roueses were married April 24, 1904 and separated Mar 10, 1908. The plaintiff resides in Fort Wayne, while the defendant is a non-resident of the state.
  • 04 Aug 1910 The divorce case of Etta Grace Wartenbe vs. Wm. E. Wartenbe was dismissed in superior court yesterday.
  • 05 Aug 1910 Following the filing of the divorce of Eva Steigerwald vs. John Steigerwald in the superior court, Judge S.L. Morris granted the petition a restraining order to prevent the defendant from spending any of his money and to further prevent his employer, Henry Franke from paying him monies. Mrs. Steigerwald charged her husband with wife desertion, failure to provide and cruel treatment and alleges that he threatened to kill her and did strike her. They were married April 13, 1878. Petitioner asks custody of their one child.
  • 05 Aug 1910 Electra F. Styne filed suit in the superior court yesterday for divorce from Curtis E. Styne, engineer, on the grounds of failure to provide. She asks custody of their one child, alimony in the sum of $500 and allowance of $20 monthly.
  • 06 Aug 1910 Mrs. Minnie Bennett sues Andrew J. Bennett for a decree of divorce and $3,000 alimony, because the husband falsely questions her chastity and otherwise abuses and threatens her. Mrs. Bennett wants the custody of their two children. The couple were first married Jul 22, 1905, and were divorced on his complaint in September 1909, the remarried two month later. She claims that Bennett who formally lived in Woodburn, frightened her into running away when he filed the first suit, and after the decree was granted begged her to come back and live with him. Two days after they were remarried, she overs, he threw a hatchet at her and has since called her vile names and done her bodily injury, the climax being reached Thursday.
  • 07 Aug 1910 Mrs. Lizzie Springman begins action for a decree of divorce from Charles Springman, and the Fort Wayne Rolling Mill company is required to hold his wages until the case is hear. The wife declares that her husband repeatedly struck her, that he has abused her and called her vile name and made living together impossible.
  • 10 Aug 1910 Following his arrest for assault and battery on her, Mrs. Laura Deutschmann began proceedings for a decree of divorce from her husband, Peter Deutschmann in the superior court. The complaint charges the husband with cruelty and the mother asks the custody of their four children. It seems that one of the children, a daughter age sixteen has been courted by Clarence, whose last name is not given, and to this the father objected, a fact that seems to have precipitated family troubles. Mrs. Deutschmann says her husband cursed her, that he struck and knocked her down, choking her when prostrate and threatened her life, all the while accusing her of being false to her marriage bows, a fact that the wife denies.
  • 10 Aug 1910 Hon. Samuel L. Morris presided in the superior court yesterday at the hearing of the divorce suit of Harry Bridgeman against Mrs. Mary Bridgeman. The testimony occupied the entire day and lasted evening was not finished, so that it will interest a crowded court this morning. Mr. Bridgemann is the local representative of the musical instruments used in gay resorts, and according to the questions put to him by Judge Dreibelbiss he has had a pretty gay career here and elsewhere in Indiana, but his memory was faulty in some instances. A large number of witnesses were subpoenaed and quite a number of them are to be heard today.
  • 11 Aug 1910 Mrs. Amelia Seiling begins proceedings for a decree of divorce from Bennert Seiling and also the restoration of her maiden name, Horstman. Mrs. Seiling says in the complaint that her husband has been extremely cruel in fact he is doing a jail sentence now for a brutal assault on her. The wife says he has cursed her, beat her and made life terrible, going as far as to pour oil on the furniture in their home and then set fire to it. It was this act that landed him in jail and in extinguishing the blaze Mrs. Seiling was badly burned. The Pennsylvania company which employees Seiling is asked to hold his wages pending settlement of the divorce action.
  • 12 Aug 1910 Mrs. Mary Sessler begins proceeding for a decree of divorce from William Sessler, the charge being desertion, almost since the time of their marriage. The wife asks the custody of their child.
  • 12 Aug 1910 Deputy Sheriff Schoenefeld delivered to William Bittsberger his child that had been placed in the custody of its mother at the time she was given a divorce. The father applied for and was given the custody under a modification of the decree.
  • 13 Aug 1910 Mrs. Mary Clem was granted a decree from Daniel Clem by Acting Judge S.L. Morris in the superior court and the only child of the couple is given into the custody of the father, the mother being privileged to have the little one to herself once a week.
  • 14 Aug 1910 In the divorce case of Goldie May Snyder against Lewis D. Snyder the wife was granted a decree in the superior court. She was also given her maiden name of Adams. The wife charged that her husband threatened to shoot her.
  • 14 Aug 1910 In the action of Mrs. Mary Clem against Daniel Clem for divorce the decree of separation was granted to the husband on his cross complaint, not to the wife as stated yesterday. The father was also given the custody of their child, the mother being privileged to see the little one occasionally.
  • 16 Aug 1910 There is as yet no entry in the Bridgeman case but acting Judge S.L. Morris announced that he will not decree a divorce so that there is probability of the young people settling their differences.
  • 16 Aug 1910 Mrs. Florence Schaphorst in a suit for support against Otto C. Schaphorst was given judgment for $13 a month until further order of the court for the maintenance of herself and child.
  • 16 Aug 1910 Ida Blemer of Riverside avenue brought suit for divorce late yesterday afternoon against her husband, Joseph Blemer charging cruelty and failure to provide. Mrs. Blemer says her husband confided in her that he was operating a gambling house in this city.
  • 17 Aug 1910 In the divorce case of Ida Blemer against George Blemer alimony in the sum of $500 was asked, and the husband is enjoined from disposing of his wages or property pending final action in the matter.
  • 17 Aug 1910 Mrs. Flossie Kauffman was granted a decree of divorce from Christopher J. Kauffman and her maiden name, Lelkauf was restored.
  • 17 Aug 1910 Edith L. Cooper has begun action in the superior court against Edward Cooper, alleging that he abandoned her and asking for a divorce. They were married June 11, 1908, and she says he deserted her a year ago and never made any provisions for her support. She wants he maiden name of Small restored.
  • 20 Aug 1910 Mrs. Lizzie Springman sued for a decree of divorce from Charles Springman and Judge S.L. Morris granted the decree yesterday. Mrs. Springman declared that her husband abused her, that he cursed her and finally with his fists struck her. Mrs. Springman asked nothing but separation and she got it.
  • 20 Aug 1910 Special Judge S.L. Morris entered a decree of dismissal in the action of Harry Bridgeman for a divorce and the costs of the trial are taxed against the husband.
  • 20 Aug 1910 Carl Bittsberger, the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Bittsberger, is wondering where he is going to land. His father, William Bittsberger, and mother, Dale Bittsberger, are fighting over his custody in the superior court and Judge Samuel Morris will rule in the case. There were present Bittsberger and his present wife, who has been divorced before she married him; Walter Snyder and Minnie Snyder, his wife, who was one time Mrs. Bittsberger, the boy is controversy and the child of Mr. and Mrs. Snyder. The custody of the boy was given the mother when the decree was entered. The father is trying to get hold of the lad on the charge that he is not being properly provided for. Judge Morris had a talk with the lad, who is an exceptionally bright little chap, and he wants to stay with his mother.
  • 21 Aug 1910 Emma J. Waltz begins action against Alonzo Robert Waltz for a divorce and $500 alimony. In the complaint the wife says her husband never provided or rented a home for her, that she was forced to live in rooms and them take in washing to pay the rent. She says her husband called her vile names, called her relatives "trash" and finally struck and choked her, threatening all the while to kill her.
  • 21 Aug 1910 In the case of the Bittsbergers, Judge Morris awarded the custody of their son to the mother, the father being relieved of $5 monthly assessment for his support.
  • 23 Aug 1910 William H. Kaylor begins action for a decree of divorce from Maggie Kaylor to whom he was married in November 1903. She is charged with having abandoned her husband in 1908 with the further charge that she lived with another man at Quincy, Illinois, and fell from grace when he took her back to his home upon her promise to reform.
  • 23 Aug 1910 Mrs. Elsie E. Cook has filed application for a modification of the decree of divorce in the suit filed against her by Elmer M. Cook so that he will be compelled to support their child. The decree was entered in December 1908, and the child was not born until the February following. The father is married again and has never seen the child.
  • 23 Aug 1910 Mrs. Emma Spangler was granted a divorce from Ralph Spangler in the superior court Monday, and was given the custody of the one child, Harland.
  • 23 Aug 1910 Mrs. Anna E. Davis has filed suit for divorce from Leo Davis, alleging non-support.
  • 23 Aug 1910 Mrs. Mary Harris begins action for a decree of divorce from Peter Harris and the wife asks $500 alimony. In the complaint, Mrs. Harris says her husband used vile language, called her vulgar names, struck and kicked her and finally beat her with a chair. Through all of this the wife has had to earn her own living.
  • 24 Aug 1910 Almeda M. Grondyke wants a divorce from Charles T. Grondyke to whom she was married May 31, 1904, and has filed suit in superior court. She alleges that he has failed to provide a home for her, did not care for her in her illness and forced her to do washing and to depend upon relatives for a living.
  • 25 Aug 1910 Mrs. Della Karberg begins action against Benj. E. Karberg for divorce. The wife says her husband called her vile names, used obscene language and finally struck her and kicked her.
  • 25 Aug 1910 Mrs. Effie Hoyt began proceeding for a divorce from Benjamin Hoyt and the custody of their only child. The wife complained that the husband is a habitual drunkard, that he failed to support her and that he made a practice of cursing her. Acting Judge Morris granted the divorce decree as prayed for.
  • 26 Aug 1910 Mrs. Alice Calecho begins action against Casper Calecho for divorce, the custody of their two children and provision for their support. The Calecho's live at No. 2028 Thompson street and the wife declares that her husband called her vile names, abused her and then struck and kicked her. Acting Judge Morris ordered the Pennsylvania railroad to withhold Calecho's wages pending action on the amount of alimony.
  • 27 Aug 1910 Mrs. Winona Sears begins action for a decree of divorce from Lyman Sears who is charged with failing to utterly provide for her for two years, and the further reason that the defendant is a habitual drunkard.
  • 27 Aug 1910 Mrs. Maud Pfeiffer wants a decree of divorce from her husband, George Pfeiffer because he has not provided for the plaintiff and their three children, because he has used vile and bad language, even accusing the plaintiff of associating with bad men. Mrs. Pfeiffer asks a decree of separation, the custody of her children and provision for their support.
  • 28 Aug 1910 Acting Judge Morris granted to Mrs. Alma Sielling a decree of divorce from Benhert Sieling.
  • 28 Aug 1910 Mrs. Louise E. Dickey begins proceedings for a decree of divorce from Jacob Allen Dickey, charging that the husband has been cruel in acts and words that he has failed to support her. The Pennsylvania company is asked to withhold his wages until alimony is settled.
  • 30 Aug 1910 In the divorce case of Mrs. Electa Styne against Curtis E. Styne, the wife's evidence was heard and Judge Heaton continued the case for additional evidence.
  • 30 Aug 1910 In an action for divorce filed in the superior court Monday, Catherine Stark alleges that August W. Stark, her husband choked and struck her and for over three years has failed to provide anything for her support. They were married in 1905 and separated in 1908. She asks the custody of their only child.
  • 30 Aug 1910 Adolph and Kate Baehr, husband and wife are making a rather queer fight in the superior court before Judge Heaton in which the wife, who filed the action, is asking a limited or ten year separation and husband wants an absolute divorce. She charges his with cruelty and failure to properly provide while he alleges that she calls him bad names, talks to the neighbors about him and has thrown a number of things at him including a kettle of boiling water. The case occupied the day and is unfinished.
  • 30 Aug 1910 "We don't need any witnesses, we just got divorced" John Keller told Deputy County Clerk William Roehers Monday morning, when he presented himself at the office to get a marriage license. The deputy clerk got busy looking up the records and found that Keller and his wife had never been divorced, although the evidence in his suit had been heard in the circuit court. "That's where I save a couple dollars" Keller smiled, as he escorted his wife home.

  • 01 Sep 1910 Mrs. Mary Harris, who brought suit against her husband, Peter Harris a few days ago asking a divorce, yesterday dismissed the action.
  • 02 Sep 1910 Mrs. Florence Hackman was granted a decree of divorce from William F. Hackman by acting Judge Morris.
  • 02 Sep 1910 Mrs. Adah N. McFarland beings action for a decree of divorce from Victor C. McFarland, charging that the husband has called her vile names, has accused her of being impure and wicked, all the while converting her property to his use and forcing her to seek employment to support herself. She says the husband is not supporting her.
  • 03 Sep 1910 George W. Bowser begins proceedings for a decree of divorce from Mrs. Mary E. Bowser. The husband says his wife has been cruel and not at all loving, that she called him a fool and a liar and with clenched fists offered to show him he was.
  • 04 Sep 1910 Mrs. Ida Stovall files action for a divorce from Charles Stovall and the wife asks $2000 alimony. She complains that her husband was cruel and said things it would not be proper to put in print. The husband is restrained from disturbing his wife at No. 520 Lavina street, from selling their property or drawing his wages from the Wabash company.
  • 04 Sep 1910 Emma Eix wants a divorce from Walter Eix and has filed suit asking in addition that his wages on the Grand Rapids road be tied up until some action can be taken by the judge. They live at 1319 Hayden street and she says that he has been intimate with Helen Michaels and that he has stayed away from home for a week at a time. They have one child three years old.
  • 07 Sep 1910 Mella D. Williams in her divorce complaint against Charles C. Williams says that six months after their marriage in February 1897, he struck her and that he has battered and bruised her at frequent intervals since. She also says he has falsely accused her of infidelity. He keeps a saloon at Huntertown and Mrs. Williams asks $10,000 alimony.
  • 08 Sep 1910 The divorce case of Etta Heffelfinger against Robert Heffelfinger went by default in the circuit court. Failure to provide and deseration were the allegations. The plaintiff's maiden name, Seeley was restored.
  • 09 Sep 1910 Judge Heaton found that the application of Mrs. Katie Baehr for a limited separation from Adolph C. Baehr didn't warrant a finding in her favor. Judge Heaton also found that the application of Mr. Baehr from an absolute divorce did not warrant action and both were dismissed, giving the parties an excellent opportunity to kiss and make up all their differences.
  • 09 Sep 1910 Mrs. R. Jeanette Curtis has instituted suit for divorce from George C. Curtis, to whom she was married Dec 12, 1902. She declares that he abandoned her two years ago and has made no provision for her support.
  • 11 Sep 1910 David B. Cary files suit to obtain a decree of divorce from Ida B. Cary, who eloped with on Stephen Swank and did other things of bad character.
  • 11 Sep 1910 Mrs. Dora White asks for a decree of divorce from Mahlon White because he abused her and called her vile names, accusing her falsely, she says of infidelity.
  • 11 Sep 1910 Mrs. Margaret Squires asks for a decree of divorce from Dr. James W. Squires, as well as the custody of their child. Mrs. Squires complains that since their marriage in 1905 her husband has struck her and knocked her down repeatedly and has called her vile names. She says he has property worth $15,000, that his income is $2,500 a year and she wants a reasonable allowance for her support and alimony in keeping with his means.
  • 13 Sep 1910 Mrs. Sarah Ellen Coleman begins action for a decree of divorce from Jacob W. Coleman and she asks $500 alimony for herself and their five children. The husband is charged with neglecting his home, with calling his wife vile names and falsely accusing her of unfaithfulness.
  • 13 Sep 1910 Mrs. Julia Mencer asks for a decree of divorce from William Mencer, $1,000 alimony and the custody of the youngest of nine children. Mrs. Mencer complains that her husband, to whom she was married in 1873, has called her bad names, failed to provide for her, accused her of infidelity in the presence of their children and has frequently remained away from home for from two to five weeks without letting her know his whereabouts.
  • 13 Sep 1910 George W. Bowser was granted a decree of divorce from Mary E. Bowser. The ages of the parties are 65 and 78 years. Mr. Bowser said his wife whispered to men.
  • 13 Sep 1910 In the case of Mrs. Lella B. Palmer vs. Herbert Palmer for divorce, Judge Heaton heard the wife's testimony and withheld judgment until the residence of the plaintiff is established. The husband abandoned his wife three years ago.
  • 14 Sep 1910 Clarence R. Hicks files action for divorce from Cora B. Hicks, charging that his wife called him vile names and otherwise acted in an un-wifely way. Mr. Hicks asks the custody of their two children.
  • 14 Sep 1910 Mrs. Emma Marian Williamson begins action for a decree of divorce from Charles John Williamson. The complaint was withdrawn from record.
  • 15 Sep 1910 Mrs. Mary A. Kane asks the circuit court to annul her marriage to Charles Kane, who is insane and an inmate of the county asylum. Before his committal the man was dangerous and threatened to kill relatives.
  • 15 Sep 1910 In defiance of the order of the superior court, Edward Williamson went to the home of his wife, who is asking for a decree of divorce, and after a wholesome warning not to repeat the offense, Special Judge Wood let Williamson go.
  • 16 Sep 1910 In a divorce complaint filed in the superior court today Alice Gibbs charges that William Gibbs stood beside a bad on which she lay ill and abused her until she became exceedingly nervous and that her health was greatly endangered and impaired by this action. She also says that he struck and scratched her and called her vile names. They have a daughter sixteen years old and live at 1421 Barthold street. A restraining order was issued to prevent him from molesting his family or disposing of his property.
  • 17 Sep 1910 Chester Stovall, an electrician in the Wabash shops, was arrested by Deputy Sheriff Brennan yesterday afternoon on a charge of fraudulent marriage, brought by his wife. Mrs. Stovall filed suit for divorce against her husband two weeks ago and that action is still pending. He gave bond in the sum of $500 for his appearance for trial in the circuit courts on Monday, Sept. 26. In her affidavit Mrs. Stovall declares that Stovall married her to avoid prosecution and has since mistreated her.
  • 17 Sep 1910 Mrs. Cora Hicks has filed a cross-complaint in the superior court in the suit for divorce against her by Clarence Hicks. She avers that he has been guilty of having illicit relations with a woman named Turner.
  • 17 Sep 1910 Mrs. Emma C. Gaskins was granted a divorce in the circuit court from Charles E. Gaskins and her maiden name, Weseman, was restored.
  • 17 Sep 1910 Mrs. Emma Williamson was granted a divorce from Charles J. Williamson in the circuit court on grounds of cruelty and nonsupport. Her maiden name, Conover, was restores.
  • 20 Sep 1910 Mrs. Mary Shumacher begins action against Luther Shumacher for a decree of divorce and other relief. The parties were married July 10, last and since that the husband threatened to strike her, called her vile and obscene names and make living with him impossible.
  • 20 Sep 1910 The divorce suit of Wllen against Charles Miller was dismissed in the superior court yesterday.
  • 20 Sep 1910 The divorce suit of Alice against Casper Calecho was dismissed in the superior court yesterday.
  • 20 Sep 1910 Mrs. Pauline A. Kelsey has asked for a divorce from Walter D. Kelsey, alleging that he has threatened to kill her and has called her vile names. They were married in June, 1908.
  • 21 Sep 1910 Naomi Lee asks for a decree of divorce from Albert Lee, charging desertion and failure to provide for his wife.
  • 21 Sep 1910 Mrs. Goda Josse, has begun suit in the superior court against John E. Josse, to whom she was married in April, 1905. She charged that he is a habitual drunkard and that he has beaten, struck and slapped her. She wants the custody of an adopted son, $300 alimony and $5 a month for the support of the child.
  • 21 Sep 1910 Mrs. Amanda McSweeney begins action for a decree of divorce from George McSweeney. She charges that he has been unfaithful to his marriage vows and has beaten, choked and struck her. She says he shot at her in 1906 and that in April 1909 she left him and does not know where he is now.
  • 23 Sep 1910 Alleging that her husband threatened to shoot her, often choked her and threatened her bodily harm, Mrs. Emma Kalilenbach yesterday afternoon asked the circuit court to grant her a divorce from George Kallenbach. She says they were married Sept. 27, 1889, and have six children, aged two to seventeen years, and the custody of whom she asks, together with $1,000 alimony and a restraining order on the Pennsylvania Railroad company to restrain it from paying money to the defendant as wages. She further alleges in her suit that the husband is a habitual drunkard.
  • 23 Sep 1910 Ruth Bisler filed suit for divorce from Bert Bisler, alleging cruel treatment. She asks custody of her children.
  • 23 Sep 1910 Anna Schreck declares that her husband was cruel to her, that he called her vile names and that he told her she was getting old and he had rather live with someone younger. She asked a divorce, $6,000 alimony, custody of their minor children and a monthly allowance for the maintenance of the children. She also asks the circuit court to restrain her husband from receiving or drawing out money from any one of the various Fort Wayne banks and trust companies in which he is said to have funds.
  • 23 Sep 1910 Herbert Glenn Webb says his wife would not cook for him and called him bad names. He wants a divorce.
  • 23 Sep 1910 Lela B. Palmer was granted a divorce from Herbert H. Palmer in the superior court and her maiden name, Fayler, was restored.
  • 25 Sep 1910 Percy F. Merritt begins action for a decree of divorce from Adah Merritt. The complaint is not on file.
  • 27 Sep 1910 Mrs. Anna Hensinger begins action for a decree of divorce from David Hensinger, charging that he visited bawdy houses, contracted a loathsome disease and then called his wife vile names. They have two children and the mother asks their custody.
  • 27 Sep 1910 Percy Merritt was granted a decree of divorce from Adah Merritt and the father was granted the custody of their son while the mother was granted the custody of their daughter. The father is to pay $20 a month for the child's support until 1917.
  • 27 Sep 1910 Ida Stovall was granted a decree of divorce from Chester Stovall and her action for fraudulent marriage was dismissed.
  • 27 Sep 1910 Mrs. McClure was granted a decree of divorce from Arthur McClure and the wife's maiden name was restored.
  • 27 Sep 1910 Mrs. Emma Eix was granted a decree of divorce from Walter Eix and the mother is given custody of their child, with $12 a month for its support.
  • 27 Sep 1910 In the superior court the divorce suit of Melia D. William against Charles C. Williams was dismissed.
  • 27 Sep 1910 The divorce suit of David B. Carey against Ida B. Carey was dismssed in superior court.
  • 28 Sep 1910 Mrs. Anna Van Horn asks for a decree of divorce from James E. Van Horn who is accused of failing and neglecting his wife and five children, in fact he allowed three of the little ones to be sent to an orphans' asylum. The court ought to "soak" that father right.
  • 28 Sep 1910 August J. Bobay, who was arrested a few days ago on complaint of his wife, now files application for a decree of divorce from her. He says she is hysterical, but that hoping for the best, he remarried her six years ago after a divorce decree, and now he thinks it's time to quit again. He fears his wife will kill him, he says, that she poured boiling water on him at one time, that she is violent and in one of her spells struck him, that one night when he was asleep she stuck pins into his body, causing him to leap from bed and other capers are enumerated. The parties have four children.
  • 29 Sep 1910 Mrs. Julia Mencer obtained a decree of divorce and $500 alimony from William Mencer in the superior court yesterday. Special Judge Will C. Ryan also gave the mother custody of her child. The parents live in Monroe township.
  • 30 Sep 1910 Mrs. Clara Smith begins proceedings for a decree of divorce from Thomas B. Smith who is charged with desertion, with failing to provide for his wife and their six children and, besides, abusing the woman who kept her little ones together by working at the washtub.

  • 01 Oct 1910 The divorce suit of Susie Ireland against Wayne Ireland, which was venued to the Adams circuit court at Decatur several months ago, was sent back to Allen circuit court when called for trial yesterday. The principals in the case have summoned a total of forty witnesses and the cost of transporting them to and from Decatur would have been too great.
  • 02 Oct 1910 Mrs. Sarah B. Sheefel was granted a decree of divorce from Frederick F. Sheefel, who proved recreant to all marriage vows.
  • 05 Oct 1910 Mrs. Ella May Sweet was granted a decree of divorce from Charles Sweet in the circuit court by Judge O'Rourke. The wife said that her husband neglected his family that he remained in drunken stupor for a week at a time, that he abused her and struck her. The wife was granted the custody of four minor children.
  • 06 Oct 1910 Charles E. Munson says, in a divorce complaint filed against Susanne Munson, that she would not keep house properly, called him bad names in the presence of their four children and taught all of them to use bad language. He says she abandoned her family on August 10 and that he has to look after the children, the youngest of whom is a year old and the oldest eight. It is also charged that she stayed away from home for weeks at a time, refused to cook meals and whipped and abused the four little ones.
  • 06 Oct 1910 Jacob W. Coleman, whose wife sued him several weeks ago for a divorce, filed a cross-complaint in the superior court in which he says that she is too fond of bartenders. She became enamored of one, he charges, and spent nights and days with him for a year and then she sound another that suited her better and finally picked up a third one. He says that he and the members of the family endeavored to persuade her to give up her affinities as they came along but she told them, it was none of their business and said she would do as she liked about the matter.
  • 06 Oct 1910 Mrs. May M. Hughes, of this city, will to-day bring suit against her husband, Riley Hughes, asking a divorce and the custody of their two children, ages thirteen and eleven years. She charges that her husband deserted her in 1907.
  • 07 Oct 1910 The divorce case of Mrs. Susie Ireland vs. Wayne Ireland will be called in the circuit court to-day. There are sixty witnesses to be heard.
  • 07 Oct 1910 Believing that Charles E. Williams was sincere in his protestations that he would make a fuss over her the rest of her life, Emelia D. Williams withdrew a divorce complaint in the superior court several weeks ago. Instead of Keeping his word that he would treat her properly, he beat her until she had a hemorrhage and then fled. The parties live at Huntertown where the husband is a saloonkeeper. He promised, she alleges, that he would not again accuse her of infidelity, but three days after the suit was dismissed she says he choked her and repeated the process within a day or two. They have three children, aged four, eight and eleven years, and she asks the custody, with $10,000 alimony.
  • 07 Oct 1910 May M Hughes in her complaint against Riley Hughes alleges that he abandoned her and their two children three years ago and she has since been compelled to provide for them. They were married in September, 1897.
  • 07 Oct. 1910 Viola Goings has filed suit in the superior court asking a divorce from James Goings, alleging they were married in 1866 and he abandoned her in 1875, and she has not seen him since. The parties are negroes.
  • 08 Oct 1910 Mrs. Mary Shumacher was granted a decree of divorce from Luther Shumacher, and Judge O'Rourke decreed that she could assume her maiden name, Mary Gerleck.
  • 08 Oct 1910 Mrs. Frances L. McDarby begins action for a decree of divorce from Matthew C. McDarby and the wife asks $5,000 alimony for the education of the younger children.
  • 08 Oct 1910 In the suit of Susan Irelan for a divorce from Wayne Irelan, an agreed decree was entered in the circuit court Friday. Under its provisions the plaintiff is given a divorce and the custody of the children and $800 alimony, and the defendant is given the home and the right to visit the children every two weeks.
  • 09 Oct 1910 Harley Herbert is asked to appear in the superior court and show why he hasn't complied with the order to contribute to the support of his wife.
  • 09 Oct 1910 Pearl Heiser was granted a divorce from Frank Heiser in the superior court Saturday afternoon.
  • 11 Oct 1910 Mrs. Almeda Grondyke was granted a decree of divorce from Charles T. Grondyke in the superior court.
  • 11 Oct 1910 Mrs. Mary Schmal begins action against her husband for a decree of divorce, alleging that he fails to provide for her and that he has threatened to strike her and has called her vile names. She asks for the custody of three minor children.
  • 12 Oct 1910 Mrs. Minnie Meier begins action for a bed and beard separation from Fred Meier, charging the husband with adultery with divers women, with cruelty and otherwise misbehaving as a loving husband should not.
  • 12 Oct 1910 Mrs. Minna Koehlinger begins action against Jacob F. Koehlinger, charging that he has associated with bad and immoral women, that he has neglected her and his home and is now in Bluffton managing a sanitarium.
  • 12 Oct 1910 Responding to his wife's action for divorce, Dr. James W. Squires filed a cross-complaint yesterday naming Dr. C. H. English as co-respondent and, after complaining at length, Dr. Squires asks that he be granted a decree of divorce. Dr. Squires recites that Dr. English has been on intimate terms with Mrs. Squires for the last three years, that she frequently visited his home, saying she went to give his wife music lessons and that the doctor called on Mrs. Squires at her home. He also says that his wife took $500 of his money and a horse and buggy, which she is keeping at the home of the co-respondent and which she refuses to surrender. Dr. Squires says his wife left him in 1907 and was persuaded to return, that she calls his four sons by a former marriage such vile names that they will not visit him and adds that the names are too vile to put in a court record. She is also charged with jealousy and her husband alleges she tried twice to take her own life, once by the administration of chloroform and once by shooting herself. Squires adds that his wife said she could not let him support her child as he was not the father of the little one and that she refused to cook, wash and iron and he was compelled to do this.
  • 13 Oct 1910 Walter E. Peterson has entered suit for divorce against Catherine Peterson charging that she has refused to live with him for several years, although he has requested her frequently to do so. She is living at Plymouth, Ind., and the husband alleges he gave her no reason to abandon him. They were married in 1880 and have two children.
  • 13 Oct 1910 In the second paragraph of his complaint for divorce, Eugene Wood, a Pennsylvania employee, avers that his wife, Mrs. Laura Wood was possessed of a violent temper and that she drove him from home by falsely accusing him of withholding some of his wages from her to contribute to the support of another woman at Chicago and then Crestline. He stamps the assertion that he has a colored woman on the string as totally untrue, that he only withheld enough money to provide himself with board and lodging at the other end of his railroad run.
  • 13 Oct 1910 In the superior court Clara Smith was granted a decree of divorce from Thomas H. Smith.
  • 15 Oct 1910 Judge O'Rourke decreed to Adah McFarland a decree of divorce from Victor McFarland and judgment for $4,908 some of the money belonging to the wife, which the husband is said to have used.
  • 16 Oct 1910 Acting Judge Sol A. Wood, in the superior court, granted to Mrs. Maggie M. Ferguson and the custody of their children until further order of the court.
  • 16 Oct 1910 Mrs. Rosealie Rowse was granted a decree of divorce from Richard Rowse and her maiden name, Roselia Lamont was restored.
  • 16 Oct 1910 Judge Wood heard evidence in the divorce case of William Benedick against Mrs. Ruby Benedict and decision was withheld. They were married in January of this year and lived together until the first of October. Mr. Benedick said that his wife repeatedly accused him of infidelity.
  • 18 Oct 1910 Mrs. Amelia Hamilton began action against Robert J. Hamilton for a decree of divorce and the superior court granted her plea, the charge being nonsupport and failure to fulfill obligations as husband and father. Mrs. Hamilton was also granted the custody of their only child.
  • 18 Oct 1910 Charging that her husband drove her and their baby three year old from home, Mrs. Hazel V. Mc Camack has entered suit in the superior court for a divorce and has secured a restraining order to prevent S. F. Bowser & Company from paying him any money during the time the action is pending. Mrs. Mc Camack also charges that her husband called her names too vile to put on record and that although he is capable of earning good wages he has refused to give her more money that is absolutely necessary for the payment of the grocery bill.
  • 18 Oct 1910 Mrs. Carrie McCormick says in her divorce complaint against Joseph M. McCormick, a carpenter employed at the Pennsylvania shops, that he has repeatedly struck her and called her bad names. They were married in October, 1901, and have five children, the youngest of which is none months old. Mrs. McCormick asks the custody of her children and $25 a month for their support.
  • 19 Oct 1910 In the superior court Mrs. Gada Josse was granted a divorce from John E. Josse. The custody of their child was given to the Lutheran orphans' home and the wife was awarded $300 alimony.
  • 20 Oct 1910 Mrs. Maude Pfeiffer was granted a decree of divorce from George Pfeiffer and the custody of their child.
  • 20 Oct 1910 Mrs. Jennie Clark, in a complaint for divorce filed in the superior court, alleges that David Clark tired of married life in less than a month and that on the night of Oct 12 he poured oil all over a trunk full of clothes belonging to her, did other nasty things, broke up everything in the house, and the deserted her. The couple were married in September, 1910.
  • 20 Oct 1910 Alleging that Godfrey Biedermann offered her $500 to get a divorce so that he might marry Sophia Dennis, Mrs. Georgiana Biedermann is suing him for divorce in the superior court. She also avers that he is a habitual drunkard and that she is tired of putting him to bed to sleep off his drunken stupors. She asks judgment for a $450 loan she made him and for suitable alimony. They were married in 1904.
  • 21 Oct 1910 Fannie M. Brunner brought suit in the superior court yesterday to secure a divorce from Louis C. Brunner, custody of their three small children and $20 alimony a month. The husband is charged with having struck, slapped, beaten, kicked and shoved the plaintiff, that he called her vile name, threatened her violence and is an habitual drunkard. A temporary restraining order was granted restraining the husband from visiting the home at 1017 Pape street or speaking to the plaintiff.
  • 21 Oct 1910 Mrs. Etta M. Payne in her action for divorce filed in the superior court on Thursday afternoon claims that her husband, William Payne, frequently called her vile names and that one time he called her a "bull head" which she avers is untrue. The couple were married in 1900. A restraining order was issued.
  • 22 Oct 1910 Mrs. Edith Cooper was granted a decree of divorce from Edward Cooper and her maiden name, Edith Small was restored. The charge was desertion.
  • 23 Oct 1910 Mrs. Catherine Stark was granted a decree of divorce from August W. Stark and custody of their child.
  • 23 Oct 1910 Mrs. Margaret B. Squires yesterday filed in the superior court a second paragraph in her complaint for divorce from Dr. Squires in which the wife declares that in 1908 he struck her and knocked her down, that he abused her in May, July and September because she protested against the doctor's familiarity with some of his patients. Mrs. Squires declares the statements of her husband accusing her of infidelity are false, that the doctor is worth about $15,000 and she thinks she is entitled to alimony in the sum of $5,000 for their children. The court also instructed Dr. Squires to answer certain questions put to him by notaries who are taking testimony.
  • 25 Oct 1910 Otto C. Schophorst is ordered to appear before Special Judge Wood in the superior court this morning and show why he should not be punished for failure to pay, $12 monthly to the support of his wife as ordered by the court.
  • 25 Oct 1910 Mrs. Anna Schreck was granted a divorce by Judge O'Rourke in the circuit court from Charles Schreck. Alimony in the sum of $1,000 the custody of two minor children and $15 a month for their support until they shall have become of age.
  • 25 Oct 1910 The divorce suit of John C. Keller against Bessie Keller has been dismissed in the circuit court.
  • 25 Oct 1910 Winona Sears was granted a divorce from Lyman Sears in the superior court.
  • 26 Oct 1910 William H. Burnside, according to a complaint for divorce filed in the Allen superior court is a much abused man. Among other things Margaret Burnside, his wife, called him names which would not do even to be uttered in a divorce complaint, threatened to kill him, poison him and put him out of the way, struck at him on various occasions with a hoe, a butcher knife and a corn cutter, in addition to refusing to let him go to bed at night. He says he gave her $300 when they separated, presumably to get rid of her.
  • 26 Oct 1910 Eva Steigerwalt brings suit in the superior court against John Steigerwalt asking a divorce and the custody of the twelve-year-old son. They were married April 28, 1878, and separated in December, 1906. She alleges the defendant deserted her, was cruel and struck her daily.
  • 26 Oct 1910 Maud Wheatstine has brought suit in the circuit court against her husband, Burdette Wheatstine, a detective in the employ of the Fort Wayne Detective agency, asking a divorce, the custody of their two children and $20 per month for the support of the latter.
  • 27 Oct 1910 After a portion of the testimony had been introduced, Mrs. Margaret Squires was given a decree of divorce from Dr. James W. Squires in the Allen superior court. With the decree went alimony for the wife in the sum of $4,000 and the custody of their only child. The decree was by agreement of the parties, after Mrs. Squires has given most of her testimony. Her husband who has filed a cross complaint of sensational nature, make no effort to introduce testimony. This is taken as the clearing completely of the name of Dr. C. H. English, who was mentioned by Dr. Squires as co-respondent. Dr. English has always denied the insinuation entirely.
  • 27 Oct 1910 Charles Petterson was granted a divorce from Catherine Petterson, on the grounds of desertion, by Judge O'Rourke.
  • 27 Oct 1910 The divorce suit of Etta Rayne vs. William Payne was dismissed in the superior court.
  • 27 Oct 1910 Laure Bleke asks from the superior court separation for a period of ten years from her husband, Fred W. Bleke. They were married October 22, 1896, and separated yesterday. She alleges cruel and inhuman treatment and habitual drunkenness, and asks custody of their four children and her interest in city property held by them in union.
  • 29 Oct 1910 Mrs. Clara Harris asks for a decree of divorce from Amos O. Harris and the custody of two children. In her complaint Mrs. Harris says they lived happily at Orland, Stroh and Mongo, Ind., also at Belleview, Mich., but gradually the husband began to "imbibe alcoholic beverages to excess until the indulgence grew on him and he became a habitual drunkard."
  • 29 Oct 1910 Mrs. Laura Bleke and Frederick W. Bleke settled their differences and the complaint for separation was withdrawn in the circuit court.
  • 29 Oct 1910 Mrs. Laura Wood is resisting the application of her husband, Eugene Wood, for a decree of divorce. Part of the evidence was heard by Special Judge Sol A. Wood and the further hearing was continued until next Monday.
  • 29 Oct 1910 Mrs. Laura G. Herman is suing John L. Herman for a decree of divorce and $1,090 alimony. Mrs. Herman declares that the defendant has a violent temper, that he falsely accused her on their wedding trip and struck her. They were married on Jan. 1 of this year, and after her return to Fort Wayne he interceded with her to return to him and she consented. She charges that he repeated the offense of the wedding trip when he threw her down and accused her of infidelity and she left him again, and the separation that recently took place is the third in less than a year. He is employed at the Fort Wayne Electric works.
  • 30 Oct 1910 Special Judge Sol A. Wood granted to William Kaylor a decree of divorce from Mrs. Maggie Kaylor, the complainant alleging desertion.

  • 01 Nov 1910 In the circuit court Special Judge O'Rourke granted Frances Johnson a decree of divorce from Joseph Johnson and restored the wife's maiden name, Dollarhite.
  • 01 Nov 1910 In the superior court Special Judge Will C. Ryan granted to Georgiana Bledermann a decree of divorce from Godfred Biedermann and gave the wife $750 alimony. This is the third time the parties were married and it didn't prove the charm.
  • 01 Nov 1910 In the divorce case of Hazel McCamack against William McCamack the wife's testimony was heard by Special Judge Will C. Ryan and when the plaintiff establishes her residence, the decree will be granted. The husband is known generally as Ward.
  • 01 Nov 1910 The divorce case of Eugene Wood vs. Laura Wood was continued until Nov 18 by Special Judge Will C. Ryan.
  • 01 Nov 1910 Mrs. Hannah L. Summers begins action against Christian E. Summers for divorce and $3,500 alimony. The wife charges that the husband struck her and was cruel and brutal in the face of the fact that she was suffering from a surgical operation, that he has not supported her and their children as he should and she wants to be free from him.
  • 02 Nov 1910 Heley Diamond was granted a divorce from Arthur Diamond in the circuit court yesterday afternoon by Judge O'Rourke. Her maiden name also was restored.
  • 02 Nov 1910 Hazel McCommack was granted a divorce from William McCommack in the superior court. Special Judge W. C. Ryan heard the evidence.
  • 03 Nov 1910 Lawrence Mellor begins action for a decree of divorce from Florence Mellor. The charge is abandonment. Two children were born to the couple.
  • 03 Nov 1910 Frances McDarby was granted a divorce from Matthew McDarby in the superior court by Special Judge W. C. Ryan. She was given the custody of the children and $15 a month for their support.
  • 04 Nov 1910 Mrs. Ollie G. Finly begins action for a decree of divorce and $200 alimony from Benjamin C. Finly. Mrs. Finly says her husband struck at her with a poker; that he has assaulted and violently attacked her, that he calls her vile names and threatens to kill her, and she says she fears he will if he is not restrained. The husband says the plaintiff is too friendly with other men.
  • 04 Nov 1910 Howard Smith has filed action for a decree of divorce from Grace Smith, and the complaint is spicy, but it was taken from the files.
  • 05 Nov 1910 Howard Smith obtained in the circuit court a decree of divorce from Grace Smith, and also the custody of their children.
  • 05 Nov 1910 The case of Sarah Ellen Coleman against Jacob Coleman for divorce will be renewed in the superior court this morning before Special Judge Wood.
  • 08 Nov 1910 Melia D. was granted a divorce from Charles Williams and was given $300 alimony in the superior court. She asked for $10,000 in her original complaint, but it developed Williams isn't worth much more than $500.
  • 10 Nov 1910 Judith Richer begins action against Moses E. Richer for divorce. Mrs. Richer was granted a decree of divorce from her husband and she was given all of his property. Moses Richer was sentenced to the state's prison for life for the murder of Charles Coats, an orphan boy in his charge.
  • 10 Nov 1910 Virgil Gunckel, alleging that Noah Gunckel, has twice been sentenced to the penitentiary for forgery since the couple were married in 1904, asks a divorce from him in the superior court.
  • 10 Nov 1910 After Clyde C. McDowell, according to her complaint, has refused to provide for her since 1904. Mrs. Delia McDowell is now asking for a divorce from him on the ground of abandonment. She asks the custody of two minor children.
  • 11 Nov 1910 Chester L. Kromm begins action for a decree of divorce from Dessie E. Kromm, who is charged with abandonment.
  • 11 Nov 1910 Mrs. Nina Myrtle Jones begins action for a decree of divorce from Frank E. Jones.
  • 11 Nov 1910 Mrs. Virgil Gunckle asks for a decree of divorce from Noah Gunckle, who was convicted of forgery and is in the reformatory.
  • 11 Nov 1910 Mrs. Mary France begins action against Wesley France for a decree of divorce and $500 alimony. The wife says France drove her from home, that he didn't see the baby born to them for months, that he preferred life at the "flats".
  • 11 Nov 1910 Clyde McDowell is charged in a complaint filed by Delia McDowell with abandonment and she wants a divorce. They were married in 1898 and the wife says the husband abandoned her and their three children in 1904.
  • 11 Nov 1910 Edna P. Middleton wants a divorce from Arthur D. Middleton and charges in her complaint that although they have been married only a year he has struck and abused her, called her bad names and boasted of his associations with lewd women. They have one child a few months old and the mother asks the custody.
  • 12 Nov 1910 Tillie Jones charges that her husband Frederick Jones compelled her to earn her own living, called her bad names and was guilty of cruel treatment, for which she asks a divorce and custody of their two children, aged 4 and 2 years respectively.
  • 12 Nov 1910 Judgment for back alimony in the sum of $5,149.43 was awarded Mary E. Davis by the circuit court yesterday, the defendant being Leslie B. Davis, former Fort Wayne business man now located in Detroit. The plaintiff was granted a divorce from Mr. Davis in 1903 with alimony of $25 a month until their child was 12 years of age, $35 a month while the child was 12 to 14 years of age and $150 a month thereafter until the child reached the age of 21. No alimony was ever paid it was shown. The child is now 16 years old.
  • 13 Nov 1910 Mrs. Eva Rauner begins action for a decree of divorce from Arthur Rauner, and she asks $500 alimony. The charge is that the husband has not supported her for two years, that he has associated with immoral persons.
  • 13 Nov 1910 Mrs. Mable LeRoy asks for a decree of divorce from Merle LeRoy and the custody of their child.
  • 13 Nov 1910 In superior court R. Jeanette Curtis was granted a decree of divorce from George Curtis.
  • 15 Nov 1910 Judge Heaton heard evidence in the divorce case of Mary Hughes vs. Riley Hughes, the charge being non-support and cruelty. Further evidence will be heard.
  • 15 Nov 1910 In the divorce case of Eva Steigerwald vs. John Steigerwald, for divorce, Judge Heaton heard the testimony of the wife. The case was continued for further evidence.
  • 15 Nov 1910 Mrs. Mayme Doak begins action for a decree of divorce from Charles Doak. The wife charges that the husband abandoned her in January, 1908. It is also charged against the husband that he beat his wife, called her vile names and accused her of infidelity in the presence of their daughter. He is employed by the Fort Wayne and Wabash Valley Traction company.
  • 16 Nov 1910 Ethel Knepper has filed suit in the superior court to secure a divorce from Harry Knepper, demanding also the custody of their child and judgment for $20 per month for its support. The Kneppers were married May 6, 1903, and separated November 12. In her complaint Mrs. Knepper declares that her husband has threatened to kill her with a gun, to cut her with a razor, has falsely accused her of immoral conduct and has failed to support her. He is employed by the Fort Wayne Corrugated Paper company, which is made a party in the action.
  • 17 Nov 1910 In the superior court Charles Munson was granted a divorce from Susanne Munson and given the custody of their children.
  • 18 Nov 1910 Judge-elect Carl Yaple in the superior court heard the evidence in the divorce case of Hannah L. against C. E. Somers.
  • 18 Nov 1910 Judge-elect Carl Yaple in the superior court heard the evidence in the divorce case of Della against B. E. Karberg.
  • 18 Nov 1910 Appearance was entered by the prosecutor for the defendant who defaulted in the divorce case of Karbey vs. Karbey in the superior court.
  • 19 Nov 1910 Mrs. Hannah Lavona Sommers was granted a decree of divorce from L. W. Sommers. The wife was granted $1,625 alimony and the father was given the custody of the children.
  • 19 Nov 1910 Special Judge Will A. Ryan is hearing the case of Eugene Wood vs. Laura Wood for divorce and it will probably be concluded to-day.
  • 19 Nov 1910 Mrs. Della Karberg was granted a decree of divorce from Benjamin Karberg and her maiden name, Diedrich was restored.
  • 20 Nov 1910 After having their troubles threshed out in the superior court for two days, Eugene and Laura Wood compromised on a decree of a year's legal separation.
  • 20 Nov 1910 J. Frank Pope seeks a divorce from Ella Pope in the superior court.
  • 20 Nov 1910 Otto C. Schaphorst asks that his marriage to Florence Schaphorst be annulled on the ground that the defendant was insane at the time.
  • 22 Nov 1910 Lenora J. Small wants a divorce from Oliver J. Small, an employee of the Pennsylvania railroad, alleging failure to provide, abandonment and cruelty. She charges that he threw boiling water on her, burning her badly. Also that after refusing to support her and her children, aged eight years and six months respectively, he served notice in the papers that he would pay no bills incurred by her. She also asks custody of the children and money for their support.
  • 22 Nov 1910 Aaron Herbst brought suit in the superior court yesterday for $2,000 from the alienation of his wife's affections. The defendant is accused of undue familiarity with the plaintiff's wife.
  • 22 Nov 1910 Judge Heaton granted a divorce to May Hughes from Riley Hughes.
  • 23 Nov 1910 Otto C. Schaphorst has neglected to fulfill the order of the court in the payment of $12 a month to the support of his wife, divorced, and in view of the fact that his mother was sick and he is supporting the child born to the broken union, Judge Yaple continued the case with the understanding that he must meet his obligations.
  • 24 Nov 1910 Mrs. Lillian Kitsmiller has commenced a suit for divorce against Jesse Kitsmiller, charging failure to provide and desertion. The couple were married April 7, 1887, and separated in March, 1910. She asks the restoration of her maiden name, Gilbert.
  • 24 Nov 1910 A portion of the evidence in the divorce case of Ruth Higgs against George Higgs was heard by Judge Yaple in the superior court Wednesday morning. Higgs formerly operated the picture gallery Robison Park and also played in the Temple vaudeville house orchestra.
  • 26 Nov 1910 Chester Kronn was granted a decree of divorce from Dessie Kronn and the wife's maiden name, Roberson, was restored.
  • 27 Nov 1910 In the superior court Judge Yaple granted to Bert F. Lhamon a decree of divorce from Mary Lhamon. The mother was granted the custody of their child.
  • 29 Nov 1910 Mrs. Susanne Munson asks the superior court to set aside a decree of divorce granted to her husband, Charles Munson, Nov 19. Mrs. Munson thought that because her husband did not attend court on the day fixed for her to enter an appearance in a divorce suit filed by him that it was not necessary for her to be present, and failing to respond a judgment was entered by default Nov 19. Mrs. Munson says she wanted to make a defense and that on the day named she walked three and a half miles to Cedarville and watched Charles Munson, the husband in the case, all day, as he did not go to court she was under the impression that she did not have to. They have four children, the oldest ten years old, and she wanted to make a fight for their custody. In a petition filed by Mr. Colerick to set aside the verdict Mrs. Munson says she was never in court in her life, knew nothing of the granting of the decree and is really the aggrieved party to the action. She says that she will be able to show that the husband knocked her down, shoved her through a screen door, cursed and abused her and drove her and their children from home.
  • 29 Nov 1910 Harry Bridgman asked for and was granted a change of venue in the support suit filed against him by his wife, Mary Bridgman, and Judge Yaple ordered the case sent to DeKalb county. He is the owner of the music boxes in the houses of ill fame and was defeated in his efforts to secure a divorce. His wife charges that he spends his time and money with a "yellow-haired" woman named Alma Kaade.
  • 30 Nov 1910 Mrs. Mina Myrtle Jones was granted a decree of divorce from Frank E. Jones by Judge Raple in the superior court.
  • 30 Nov 1910 Mrs. Lillian Kitsmiller was granted a decree of divorce from Jesse Kitsmiller and her maiden name, Gilbert, was restored.
  • 30 Nov 1910 Mrs. Mamie Doak was granted a decree of divorce from Charles Doak. The mother is given the custody of their child while Judge Yaple requires the father to contribute $10 a month to its support.

  • 01 Dec 1910 Mrs. Martha Anspach begins action against William Anspach for limited separation-separation from bed and board. The husband is charged with drunkenness and failure to provide for his family, and he has cursed his wife and she says falsely accused her.
  • 01 Dec 1910 Mrs. Jennie Boyer begins action for a decree of divorce from Theodore Boyer. The husband is accused failing in his duties as a husband and when he couldn't do else he falsely accused his wife.
  • 01 Dec 1910 Mrs. Laura Hermann was granted a decree of divorce from John L. Hermann and Judge Yaple restored the wife's maiden name, Gaskill.
  • 02 Dec 1910 Mrs. Edna Kling begins action against George Kling for divorce and $500 alimony. The parties have only been married about a month and during that brief time the husband put in his best licks earning enough money to get drunk and he remained drunk as long as his money lasted.
  • 02 Dec 1910 In the case of Lenora J. Small against Oliver Small the husband filed a cross-complaint combating his wife's action for divorce. Mr. Small says his wife was gay, that she mingled in the society of men not-calculated to promote good conduct or chastity, that Mrs. Small exchanged her photographs with other men and had herself pictured with gay fellows.
  • 02 Dec 1910 Mrs. Anna Ensch testified in the superior court that during her five years of married life with Jacob Ensch, he failed utterly to provide for her and her children, but forced her to work as a dressmaker. The couple have four children alive, one having died. Mrs. Ensch was granted a divorce and the custody of the children, Ensch being ordered to pay $8 a month for their support.
  • 06 Dec 1910 In the superior court Jessica Van Sickle was granted a divorce from Newell Van Sickle, who is charged with having deserted her. The wife's maiden name, Pond was restored.
  • 06 Dec 1910 A suit for limited separation, instituted some time ago by Minnie Meier against Gerdinand Meier, one of the city park commissioners, was dismissed in the circuit court Monday.
  • 07 Dec 1910 The divorce case of Evelyn against Harry S. Boseker was dismissed in the circuit court Tuesday afternoon.
  • 07 Dec 1910 Martha Anspach's suit for limited separation in the superior court was dismissed.
  • 07 Dec 1910 Mina Koehlinger was granted a divorce and alimony in the sum of $300 from Jacob Koehlinger.
  • 07 Dec 1910 Lenora J. Small was granted a divorce from Oliver Small. Two little ones were given into the custody of the plaintiff by Judge Carl Yaple, of the superior court.
  • 09 Dec 1910 August Bobay is asking for a decree of divorce from Mrs. Emma Bobay and the parties were in the superior court yesterday with four children. The evidence was heard and while the parties were telling their stories a little babe was running about holding in her arms a doll. The picture was calculated to make Mr. and Mrs. Bobay forget their difference and in sight of Christmas kiss and make up and keep their little ones together. Judge Yaple took the case under advisement and perhaps he can keep it there for peace and good will.
  • 09 Dec 1910 Ethel Clements asks for a divorce and the custody of her little son, Perry, alleging in her complaint that two months after her marriage to Wolford Clements in 1907 he told her he was tired of her and didn't want to live with her any longer. She also avers that he called her vile names, falsely accused her, that he frequently struck her and that he failed utterly to provide for her, spending his money for drink.
  • 10 Dec 1910 In the superior court, Judge Yaple granted to Mrs. Eva Steigerwald a decree of divorce from John Steigerwald and the custody of their child which the father is to support and educate.
  • 11 Dec 1910 Dr. George E. Johnson, the dentist, filed in the superior court yesterday a sensational action against his wife for divorce, charging in his complaint that Mrs. Johnson threatened his life, that she struck him with a link of gas pipe, that she called him unprintable names, that she made life with her so unbearable he fears its continuance. Dr. Johnson says his wife destroyed about $200 worth of his dental tools, and these charges Mrs. Johnson denied for the case was heard shortly after the divorce complaint was filed. Judge Yaple granted a decree of divorce to Dr. Johnson and restored Mrs. Johnson's maiden name, Isabelle Sigler. The alimony was settled out of court.
  • 14 Dec 1910 Harry Shelley began action for a decree of divorce from Loretta Shelley in the superior court. The complaint was withdrawn from file.
  • 14 Dec 1910 Myrtle M. Tombaugh wants a divorce from Edward J. Tombaugh and as one of the reasons she sets out the he boasted of his relation with Gertie Cress. They were married in February 1902, and separated in February 1907. He is charged with striking, kicking and knocking his wife down; with failure to provide and the wife asks the custody of their child of eight years.
  • 14 Dec 1910 Sophia F. Mills is asking a divorce from Morton J. Mills, also wants the custody of their child and $2,000 alimony. The complaint was withdrawn from the files.
  • 15 Dec 1910 Louis Dupps begins action for a decree of divorce from Mary M. B. Dupps, who eloped with Albert Dupps and is still in his society.
  • 15 Dec 1910 Mrs. Vina Staley begins action against William Staley for divorce and support. The charge is that the husband abandoned her.
  • 16 Dec 1910 Mrs. Augusta Wollert begins action against Rudolph Wollert for separation from bed and board. The wife charges the husband with abandoning her and their seven children with the remark that he wanted to see "how they could get along without him for a year." The wife says he was cruel, that he called her vile names, that he assaulted and choked her and threatened her life and she asks the court to compel the husband and father to provide for his family.
  • 17 Dec 1910 Henry Kahnlein was granted a decree of divorce from Ella Kahnlein by Judge Yaple. Mrs. Kahnlein did not respond to the charge of abandonment.
  • 18 Dec 1910 In the case of Mrs. Maggie Ferguson vs. Albert Ferguson, in which a decree of divorce was granted some time ago, Judge Yaple yesterday awarded custody of their children to the mother and the father is required to pay $20 a month to their support.
  • 20 Dec 1910 On the plea that Alonzo Huffman was insane when he married Annie Huffman, Judge O'Rourke after hearing evidence to that effect set aside the marriage contract and Mrs. Huffman is freed. The wife is granted $500 alimony. Mr. Huffman is now an inmate of the state insane asylum.
  • 20 Dec 1910 William Staley filed a cross complaint Monday morning in the divorce suit brought against him in the superior court by Vina Staley and alleges that she has refused to cook his meals, that she frequently and falsely accuses him of infidelity and that she attends dances without his permission with other men. He also avers that she has threatened to kill him and he asks the custody of their children on the ground that his wife is not a fit person to have control of them.
  • 21 Dec 1910 In the superior court Judge Yaple granted to Amanda McSweeney a decree of divorce from George McSweeney.
  • 21 Dec 1910 In a divorce complaint filed in the circuit court Tobia Pio charges that John W. Pio, her husband stood over her with a club and threatened to kill her if she lift him or ever revealed most horrible conditions that resulted from his forgetfulness of his marriage vows. She says she is now in a hospital and under treatment and that her health has been ruined. They were married March 29, 1896, and lived together until about a week ago and have three children, of whom the wife asks the custody. He is charged with several threats to kill his wife and with having called her names too vile to put in her complaint.
  • 22 Dec 1910 Mrs. Irma F. Hardwidge filed application for a decree of divorce from Charles G. Hardwidge and in the afternoon Judge Yaple granted the wife's plea, giving her custody of their child and providing that the father pay $12 a month towards its support and education. The father can visit the child at reasonable times. Hardwidge is a brakeman on the Nickel Plate and the charge was that he was violent and struck and abused his wife.
  • 22 Dec 1910 Mrs. Sophia F. Mills won a divorce decree from Morton J. Mills in the circuit court and Judge O'Rourke gave the wife alimony in the form of a house and lot on Davis street worth $3,700.
  • 23 Dec 1910 Mrs. Sephia Voirol begins action against Amiel Voirol for divorce, charging that the husband is a habitual drunkard, that he has called her vile names and struck her, that he has failed to provide for herself and their three children, and she asks the court to make provisions for their care.
  • 24 Dec 1910 Mrs. Lucinda Mushelknauss was granted a decree of divorce from Edwin Mushelknauss by Judge Yaple.
  • 24 Dec 1910 Mrs. Vina Staley obtained in the superior court a decree of divorce from William Staley and Judge Yaple gave their children into the father's care.
  • 28 Dec 1910 Mrs. Louise A. Dickey was granted a decree of divorce from Jacob A. Dickey and $95 alimony by Special Judge Will C. Ryan in the superior court.
  • 28 Dec 1910 Mrs. Ruby Benedict began proceedings Tuesday to obtain a decree of divorce from William Benedict, from whom the police took a pistol Monday for fear he would shoot his wife as he threatened. Judge O'Rourke restrained the husband from visiting his wife at No. 905 Wells street as she fears he will do her bodily harm. Benedict is also enjoined from disposing of $400 held by John Tillman until the divorce case is heard.
  • 28 Dec 1910 Mrs. Eva Spahr began proceedings for a decree of divorce from Davis F. Spahr because he has neglected her, because he accused her of associating with other men, because his three prison terms are against him and because he associates with women of questionable character. Mrs. Spahr has an adopted daughter 13 years old.
  • 28 Dec 1910 Mrs. Anna Nye begins proceedings for a decree of divorce from Hiram Nye who deserted her seven years ago.
  • 29 Dec 1910 William Benedict was in court yesterday, asking Judge Yaple not to deny him the right to visit the home occupied by his wife, since his aged mother resides there. The matter is under consideration.
  • 29 Dec 1910 Mrs. Mary Bridgman begins action against Alma Kaade to recover $10,000 damages because the Kaade woman, who resides on Pearl street, that jewel neighborhood, has stolen her husband's affections from her. Harry Bridgman is the man who has been charmed by Alma Kaade's wiles and works. Mrs. Bridgman says the Kaade woman has won Harry by blandishments and pretended affections; that Harry is living with Alma, basking in her charms, and all to the wife's humiliation, distress and loss of domestic happiness, as well as the care and comfort of her husband.
  • 30 Dec 1910 Immediately following the dismissal by the plaintiff of the divorce suit of Louis L. Dupps vs. Mary M. B. Dupps, in the superior court yesterday afternoon, Mrs. Dupps filed suit in the same court for divorce against her husband alleging cruel treatment, and claiming that he had compelled her to resort to criminal abortion and had threatened her with a stove poker. She asks a divorce and $500 alimony, while a restraining order was issued preventing the defendant from selling any of his property. Mrs. Dupps had planned to file a cross-complaint until her husband withdrew his case, in which he charged that she had run off and lived with his brother.
  • 31 Dec 1910 Lola Myers begins action for a decree of divorce from Emanuel Myers, charging that the husband has utterly failed to support her for two years.
  • 31 Dec 1910 In superior court Myrtle M. Tombaugh was granted a divorce from Edward J. Tombaugh and given the custody of their child. The husband is required to pay $8 a month for the support of the little one.
  • 31 Dec 1910 Agnes Kellermeier filed suit in the superior court against Harry Kellermeier asking a divorce.
  • 31 Jan 1910 Anna Lewis wants a divorce from Oscar Lewis and the custody of their child two years old. The husband is in jail awaiting trial in the circuit court on the charge of failure to provide for his family. He was sent over from the city court, where Judge Mungovan has had so many cases of the kind that he has determined to see if action on the part of the higher court will not be of some avail. Mrs. Lewis charges in her complaint that her husband struck and beat her and failed to provide for her and their baby. He is a barber and has served a couple of months.
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