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1911

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette


  • 01 Jan 1911 Judge Yaple recorded his decision as to the restraining orders asked for in the divorce case of Mrs. Ruby Benedict against William Benedick. Mr. Benedick is allowed to visit his mother, who resides in the same house with his wife, twice a day for fifteen minutes each time. Mr. Benedict is prohibited from molesting or in any manner interfering with Mrs. Benedict. Mrs. Benedict is also restrained from interfering with or talking to Mr. Benedict's mother or sister, or in any manner disturbing the sick woman.
  • 05 Jan 1911 August Bobay was granted a decree of divorce from Emma Bobay, and the wife is given custody of their children, as well as $900 alimony.
  • 05 Jan 1911 John Ladig has commenced divorce proceedings against Elizabeth Ladig, alleging that she makes a practice of calling him vile and indecent names. The couple have six children, all of them of age except Guy Ladig, who is 15 years old.
  • 06 Jan 1911 In the divorce case of Sophia Voirol against Amiel Voirol the husband did not appearing the superior court and the state's attorney will be called in to represent the defendant as the law requires.
  • 06 Jan 1911 Anna W. K. Theye filed a suit in the circuit court yesterday asking a divorce from Ferdinand Theye. He waived his right to ten days' notice and the decree was entered. Her maiden name of Wagner was restored to her. They were married in November 1903, and the wife charges that her husband abandoned her in March 1906, after he had frequently cursed and abused her for failure to give him money out of her separate property. He is also charged with habitual drunkenness.
  • 06 Jan 1911 Judge Powers decided at Auburn in the suit brought by Mary Bridgman against Harry Bridgeman asking for support that he be compelled to pay her $50 a month. The suit was filed here and sent to Auburn on a change of venue.
  • 07 Jan 1911 Clarence Shoemaker in a divorce complaint against Folsom Shoemaker, charges that she called him bad names prior to the time she abandoned him in March, 1908. They were married a couple of years at the time of the abandonment.
  • 07 Jan 1911 Bert C. Heller was granted a decree of divorce in the superior court from Mary Porter Heller. He charged her with being unfaithful to her marriage vows, and named Sherman Heit as co-respondent.
  • 07 Jan 1911 Virgil Gunckel was granted a divorce form Noan Gunckel by Judge Yaple.
  • 07 Jan 1911 Louis E. F. Dupps in the superior court filed a cross complaint in the action for divorce instituted by his wife. Mr. Dupp's charges are practically the same as they were before. He alleges that his home was a happy one until Albert Dupps, a brother, entered it and fell in love with his wife. He charges that they ran away to Los Angeles and that they are back and are living here as man and wife.
  • 08 Jan 1911 Mrs. Lavina Schneider is in court to ask Judge O'Rourke to extend the two years' separation from her husband, Christian H. Schneider, for three years longer and to give her other relief. Mr. Schneider has been paying $20 a month to his wife for two years.
  • 08 Jan 1911 Mrs. Cora Hicks was granted a decree of divorce from Clarence Hicks by Judge Yaple, and the wife is given the custody of the children with $15 a month for their support.
  • 10 Jan 1911 In the action of Lawrence Mellor against Florence Mellor for divorce the wife defaulted and the case continued by Judge Yaple.
  • 10 Jan 1911 In an application for divorce filed in the superior court by Cora M. Dornick, she alleges that her husband, John M. Dornick has treated her in a cruel and inhuman manner since their marriage on July 24, 1907, and that he has failed to contribute anything to her support since that time. It is further alleged that Dornick is now serving a sentence of six months in the Allen county jail for wife desertion; that he has consorted with other women and that he force his wife to let strangers adopt their youngest child when it was 2 months old. There are three children.
  • 11 Jan 1911 Following, the filing in the Allen circuit court of a suit for $1,000 damages for fraudulent marriage, by his wife of three days, Catherine F. Scheib, Wm. J. Scheib was arrested by Deputy Sheriff Walter Immel and placed under $500 bond last night in the circuit court. In her complaint, Scheib is charged with marrying the plaintiff last Saturday to escape criminal charges. After the wedding he deserted her, the complaint says.
  • 11 Jan 1911 What was declared by those who heard it to have been the most salacioust and leud divorce hearing in the history of Allen superior court was that of Dupps vs. Dupps, heard by Judge Yaple Tuesday. The trial consumed the entire day and the case was taken under advisement by Judge Yaple last night. Mr. and Mrs. Dupps reside on South Broadway and a brother of the former is mentioned as actively involved in the suit. Dupps declares his wife ran away with his brother, while she told the court that her husband forced his brother's attentions upon her.
  • 13 Jan 1911 Alice Marahrens begins action against Henry Marahrens for divorce and alimony. The husband is charged with accusing his wife of immoral conduct and threatening to kill her. Judge Yaple enjoined the Wayne Oil Tank company from paying the husband wages until the divorce action is heard.
  • 13 Jan 1911 Mrs. Berdia Schondell begins action for a decree of divorce from William Schondell and the husband is accused of being in immoral relations with Lillian Marks. The wife asks the custody of one child.
  • 14 Jan 1911 In the divorce case of Mrs. Berdia Shonell vs. William Shonell, the name was misspelled in the Journal Gazette "Shondell" yesterday morning, and if there is a Mr. Shondell he is exonerated.
  • 15 Jan 1911 In superior court yesterday morning, Judge Yaple gave Louis Dupps a divorce on a cross complaint in the suit filed by his wife, Mary Dupps.
  • 17 Jan 1911 John J. Ladig obtained in the superior court a decree of divorce from Elizabeth Ladig, but Judge Yaple decreed the wife $160 alimony and the custody of their child.
  • 17 Jan 1911 Sidney Sowers began action for a decree of divorce from his wife, Lillian Sowers. The husband says his wife is dissatisfied with his financial status, that she complains and says he is lazy, that she coverts with young men and such things.
  • 17 Jan 1911 Mary M. B. Dupps wants the court to restore to her certain property she gave to her husband, Louis Dupps, conditional that he would obtain a decree of divorce on a direct complaint. He obtained the divorce on a cross complaint and the wife wants her property back.
  • 18 Jan 1911 Mrs. Sophia Voirol obtained a decree of divorce from Amiel Voirol, and Judge Yaple granted the wife $1,000 alimony, the custody of their children, and Mr. Voirol is required to pay $12 a month for their support. Mr. Voirol made several attempts to obtain a decree of divorce from his wife but failed in every instance. Mrs. Voirol finally brought the action.
  • 18 Jan 1911 Mrs. Luella J. Thurber begins action against Clarence M. Thurber for divorce and $2,000 alimony. The wife says her husband has not supported her or treated her fairly, that he has spent his money on others that he has received letters and written letters to lewd women and she wants to be free from him.
  • 19 Jan 1911 William A. Parvin sues for a decree of divorce from Susie A. Parvin, because the wife said she did not love him, that she did not care for their children and frequently left them alone evening to go out with men.
  • 19 Jan 1911 Etta Kohl asks for a decree of divorce from Lee Kohl and the custody of their one child. The husband has associated with lewd women the wife says when he wasn't in jail in Chicago.
  • 19 Jan 1911 Catherine E. Spence begins action for a divorce from Jesse L. Spence because the husband has not supported her and has abandoned her since 1908.
  • 20 Jan 1911 Mrs. Mabel Webb begins action for a decree of divorce from Herbert G. Webb.
  • 20 Jan 1911 Pearl Ross testified in the superior court yesterday that her husband, John H. Ross, abandoned her and their twin girls of eleven years after he had by failing to properly provide for them, forced her to work from three to four days each week. She was given a decree.
  • 21 Jan 1911 Mrs. Rose Hunter begins action for a decree of divorce from Charles Hunter who is charged with abusing her from the time of their marriage. The husband is said to have cursed her and called her vile and obscene names in the presence of their children, has choked her and threatened to kill her and the wife asks a decree of divorce and other relief.
  • 22 Jan 1911 The wife desertion case against Oscar Lewis was dismissed by Judge O'Rourke Saturday morning. Lewis has been in jail for fifty-four days and it was thought he had been sufficiently punished.
  • 24 Jan 1911 Mrs. Anise Householder begins action for a decree of divorce from Henry Householder who is charged with conduct unbecoming a husband and father. The wife asks for $500 alimony.
  • 24 Jan 1911 Mrs. Pio was granted a limited separation for two years from her husband, John Pio, and the husband is required to pay $24 a month for the support of their children.
  • 25 Jan 1911 The case of Mary M. B. Dupps vs. Louis Dupps, involving property was dismissed in the superior court.
  • 25 Jan 1911 Lillian Aker has entered suit in the circuit court against Lester G. Aker. She charges that he failed to provide for her and their child of four years and abandoned them in March 1908.
  • 25 Jan 1911 Berdia Schonnell was granted a divorce from William Schonnell in the circuit court.
  • 26 Jan 1911 Mrs. Adie Ross begins action against Samuel Ross for divorce. The wife says the defendant abused her that he struck and kicked her and called her vile names, questioning her virtue.
  • 26 Jan 1911 Fannie Shoup Throwbridge wants a divorce from George Trowbridge and has filed suit in the superior court. They were married December 31, 1906, and she charges that he abandoned her last month and that he has blackened her eyes, cursed her and called her bad names. Both are well-known police characters.
  • 27 Jan 1911 Mrs. Ora Coriett says she is afraid of Byron E. Coriett because he has a habit of shooting holes in the ceiling of their home with a revolver when he is angry, and she fears he may turn his weapon on her. For this she has sued for a divorce. She alleges that in their short married life, which began last June, he has failed to provide for her, has called her bad names and is given to fits of temper in which her uses language so vile that she is ashamed to put it in her divorce complaint.
  • 28 Jan 1911 After twenty-five years of inhuman treatment and intoxication on the part of George W. Shirey, who is now in the Allen county jail, Victoria S. Shirey asks a divorce in the Allen superior court. They were once previously divorced but the complaint states the defendant prevailed upon the plaintiff to re-marry him a few years ago. Besides a quarter of a century of intoxication and use of vile names, the defendant is also charged with abandonment.
  • 28 Jan 1911 Pearl Dennis vs. Harley Dennis is the title of a divorce complaint filed by Judge R. K. Erwin in the superior court. Alimony amounting to $1,200 is asked. Cruel and inhuman treatment and abandonment are charged. The parties live in Lafayette township.
  • 29 Jan 1911 Minnie A. Zeddis brings suit in the superior court against Ernest W. Zeddis for support.
  • 31 Jan 1911 Mrs. Irene Moss begins action against Edward Moss for divorce, the wife charging that her husband has abused her, that he cursed her, called her vile names, struck her and threatened her life.

  • 01 Feb 1911 William C. Van Camp begins action for a decree of divorce from Nettie May Van Camp because the wife, he says, went after him with a butcher knife; that she threatened to carve him; that she threw his clothes out of the house, and did other things to warrant him in asking for a separation.
  • 01 Feb 1911 In the case of William A. Parvin vs. Susie Parvin for divorce the wife did not respond when the case was called in the superior court and Judge Yaple called on State's Attorney Thomas to represent the wife in future. This is the law.
  • 02 Feb 1911 Herman Fred Hoppe asks for a decree of divorce from Bessie B. Hoppe because she will not attend to her household duties, because she will not prepare his meals and because she tells him she does not care for him and will be glad if he gets a divorce.
  • 02 Feb 1911 Peter Harris asks for a decree of divorce from Mary Harris, who is accused of adultery with Adolph Schonher on last Tuesday.
  • 02 Feb 1911 William Parvin was granted a decree of divorce from Susie Parvin and the father was given the custody of their four children by Judge Yaple in the superior court.
  • 02 Feb 1911 In the superior court a judgment for $15 a month was entered in the support suit of Minnie A. Zeddis against Ernest W. Zeddis.
  • 03 Feb 1911 A divorce was granted Cora B. Dornick from John Dornick in the Allen superior court yesterday and the latter is to pay $250 alimony. He is in jail at the present time for wife desertion.
  • 04 Feb 1911 A divorce was granted in the superior court yesterday to Jennie Boyer from Theodore Boyer on the grounds of abandonment and failure to provide.
  • 07 Feb 1911 A change of venue was taken in the divorce case of Odie Ross vs. Samuel Ross, from the Allen superior court to Adams county.
  • 08 Feb 1911 A divorce was granted in the superior court to Ethel Clements from Wolford Clements.
  • 08 Feb 1911 Charles A. Huffman ex rel. H. C. Chenneour vs. Annie F. Huffman Sheriff A. M. Reichelderfer is an action brought by A. W. Perry, attorney for the plaintiff, in the circuit court, to set aside a decree of divorce and alimony in the sum of $500, granted the defendant, Annie F. Huffman recently. The plea for divorce was made on the grounds of insanity on the part of the husband and present plaintiff.
  • 08 Feb 1911 Willard Pressler brought suit in the superior court for a divorce from Dora M. Pressler yesterday afternoon, but later the complaint was withdrawn after the parties had settled their differences.
  • 09 Feb 1911 Mrs. Eva Griffith begins proceedings for a decree of divorce from George W. Griffith charging cruelty and inhuman treatment, finally resulting in the husband abandoning his wife and children to elope with his stenographer. Mrs. Griffith says her husband is worth $65,000, and she asks $25,000 alimony for herself and children. Since abandoning his wife Griffith has sent her a check for money, but saying he would not again return home.
  • 09 Feb 1911 Mrs. Victoria Shirey was granted a decree of divorce by Judge Yaple from George Washington Shirey and $500 alimony. The parties have been married since 1872.
  • 09 Feb 1911 M. Pressler sued for a separation or divorce yesterday, but as they had been living together by verbal agreement the parties had no ground or action for divorce. Later they agreed to heal their differences and live together as man and wife and yesterday afternoon the marriage license was issued.
  • 11 Feb 1911 Abbie Koontz has entered suit in the circuit court against Milton Koontz charging that for more than two years he has failed to provide for her and their two children, aged five and three years. She wants custody of the children.
  • 12 Feb 1911 Agnes Kellermier was granted a decree of divorce from Harry Kellernier by Judge Yaple.
  • 12 Feb 1911 Mrs. Anna Kramer seeks a divorce from Ernest Kramer, to whom she was married Dec. 27, 1888, and has filed a suit in the superior court. She charges that he has beaten her, called her bad names and accused her of infidelity. She says also that he is a habitual drunkard.
  • 14 Feb 1911 Mrs. Annise Householder was granted a decree of divorce from Henry Householder in the superior court and Judge Yaple gave the custody of their child to the mother, requiring the father to pay $15 a month toward its support.
  • 15 Feb 1911 Dora A. Sack, whose wife, Emma Sack secured a divorce July 25, 1910, alleges that the latter has remarried and has taken possession of their three children that she is poisoning their minds against their father and that one of them has died since the divorce. Therefore, he seeks possession of the two children remaining.
  • 15 Feb 1911 Minnie Bley alleges that her husband who was Henry L. Bley, compelled her at the point of a gun to default in court so that he might secure a divorce, and says the provisions of the decree have not been carried out. She wants the decree set aside and seeks possession of their child.
  • 15 Feb 1911 Pearl Curran wants a divorce in the superior court from John W. Curran, alleging that he is a habitual drunkard, that he treated her cruelly, that he choked her and that he threatened to kill both her and her parents to who she fled on one occasion.
  • 15 Feb 1911 Eva Schremser has entered suit for divorce against John Schremser, a well-known police character. They were married in 1878 and she charges cruelty and asks for $1,500 alimony. Later in the day, Mrs. Schremser had her husband arrested for intoxication.
  • 17 Feb 1911 Mrs. Bertha May Stemen begins action against Wesley A. Stemen for divorce and other relief. The charge is that the husband deserted his wife, that for two years or more he has not contributed to her support and that he has been cruel and inhuman.
  • 18 Feb 1911 Mrs. Lulu Reed asks for a decree of divorce from Salva Reed because he is a drunkard, has not supported her or treated her as he should; in face the wife says he has threatened to kill her.
  • 19 Feb 1911 Lawrence Buehler filed a divorce complaint against Bertha E. Buehler in the superior court yesterday morning and a divorce was immediately granted him. Mrs. Buehler is a member of the Chicago vaudeville circuit and is accused in the complaint of all the things ordinarily charged against an erring wife, including drunkenness, cruel treatment, abandonment and the fact that the wife stayed out late at nights, swore, etc.
  • 19 Feb 1911 The divorce case of Anna vs. Ernest Kramer was dismissed in the superior court yesterday.
  • 20 Feb 1911 Thomas F. Mulligan, late Saturday began proceedings in the superior court to obtain a decree of divorce from Anna B. Mulligan, his wife. The complaint is sensational in that it charges the wife with cruelty, with frequently assaulting him, following her accusations that he was untrue to his marriage vows - that he had other loves. Mrs. Mulligan says his wife struck him while they were at home, that she assaulted and knocked him down on the street that she has called him vile names and cursed him and he wants to be free. The Mulligan home is at No. 301 East Woodland avenue. They were married September 30, 1905, and lived together until Jan 7th, 1911. Mr. Mulligan is an expert at the S. F. Bowser works.
  • 21 Feb 1911 Mrs. Gertrude Capin began proceedings for a decree of divorce Monday against William Capin charging that he has been cruel, inhuman and neglectful of his family and in the afternoon, Judge Yaple granted with wife a decree of separation awarding her the custody of their four children. The father went to Celina, O., to spend his money forgetting his wife and little ones.
  • 22 Feb 1911 Mrs. Marie L. Diffenbaugh begins action against Edward L. Diffenbaugh for divorce and $1,000 alimony. Diffenbaugh works at the rolling mills and the wife says he has choked her and assaulted her, that he has been cruel and although he promised to do better on the dismissal of a former suit for divorce he is not improved, in fact he is accused of adultery.
  • 22 Feb 1911 Herbert F. Walton begins action for a decree of divorce from Elizabeth Walton, who is charged with abandoning him and with having abused him.
  • 22 Feb 1911 Lydia Mehl begins action for a decree of divorce from Amos K. Mehl.
  • 22 Feb 1911 Harry Dunfee began action yesterday for a decree of divorce from Lillian Dunfee and in the afternoon Judge Yaple granted a decree of divorce to the husband. Mrs. Dundee is charged with being desperately in love with a man who is not names, that she told her husband her love was reciprocated, that the only reason the husband did not beat the wife's lover into an unrecognizable form was because she begged Mr. Dunfee not to do it.
  • 22 Feb. 1911 Mrs. Elizabeth Broeking has filed suit in the superior court for divorce from Charles Broeking, charging desertion. She alleges that he ran away three times, leaving her and her children without food. The couple lived at 1126 Hayden street.
  • 23 Feb 1911 Mrs. Bertha May Stemen was granted a decree of divorce from Wesley J. Stemen yesterday morning by Judge Yaple.
  • 24 Feb 1911 Mrs. Lydia Mehl was granted a decree of divorce from Amos K. Mehl by Judge Yaple after hearing evidence of a sensational nature. Mrs. Mehl said that the husband threw her down on the floor and grasping her by the hands held her in that position for an hour at a time. She also said that he held her hands while step-children assaulted her, and at last living with them became impossible. Mrs. Mehl obtained alimony in the sum of $1,100.
  • 24 Feb 1911 Delia Graham has entered suit for divorce from Frank Graham, alleging that he deserted her in 1909, when he enlisted in the army, and that she has never received any support from him since.
  • 24 Feb 1911 Mrs. Luella J. Thurber was granted a decree of divorce from Clarence J. Thurber, and the wife was given the custody of their child.
  • 25 Feb 1911 The circuit court was engaged all day yesterday in hearing a petition to modify a divorce decree in the case of Hoffman vs. Hoffman. The defendant, against whom a finding was made, seeks to have a judgment for alimony in the sum of $500 set aside.
  • 25 Feb 1911 After hearing a part of the evidence in the divorce suit of Pearl Dennis vs Harbey Dennis in the superior court yesterday morning, the attorneys compromised, and the plaintiff was granted a divorce on agreement. There were forty witnesses from Roanoke and Markle in the court room ready to testify pro and con. That testimony was offered was sensational in the extreme.
  • 25 Feb 1911 Alleging that William J. Scheib ever since her marriage to him has persisted in calling her vile names, that he deserted her and has refused to provide for her, Catherine Scheib is asking a divorce from him in the superior court.
  • 26 Feb 1911 Dr. Ella J. Barnhill began action Saturday against Dr. William D. Barnhill for limited separation from bed and board and alimony. The wife charges the husband with cruelty; in fact, it is specifically stated in the complaint that the husband struck his wife last Friday, February 24; that he threw her down and choked her, threatening her with greater violence all the while. Dr. Barnhill is charged with abusing his wife, who also practices medicine; that for five years he has neglected her and questioned her conduct. Mrs. Dr. Barnhill asks for alimony and support for herself and three children. The parties live at No. 2727 Hanna street, or did live there until the trouble last Friday.
  • 26 Feb 1911 Catherine Scheib was granted a divorce from William and was given $200 alimony by Judge Yaple. A criminal charge of fraudulent marriage against Scheib was dismissed in the circuit court by agreement.
  • 28 Feb 1911 Lawrence Mellor was granted a divorce in superior court from Florence Mellor.
  • 28 Feb 1911 Louis Brunner pleaded guilty to wife desertion and received a suspension of sentence to 90 days in jail.

  • 01 Mar 1911 Ira S. Campbell brings suit in superior court to be divorced from Helena May Campbell, who was recently caught in a police raid and found guilty in city court of adultery. This is the grounds taken by the plaintiff, and he mentions Charles Strack as co-respondent.
  • 02 Mar 1911 Mrs. Elizabeth Berry begins action against William H. Berry to obtain a decree of divorce. The charge is that the husband is a drunkard that he has not contributed to the support or care of his home, but has lived off of his wife's efforts.
  • 02 Mar 1911 Mrs. Anna Robinson begins action for divorce from Charles A. Robinson, because their married life has had its hardships and failures.
  • 02 Mar 1911 Mrs. Minnie Soliday begins proceedings against John Soliday for support for herself and children. The charge is that although Mr. Soliday earns good money he does not support his family.
  • 02 Mar 1911 Mrs. Nellie Sanders begins action against Max Sanders for divorce because the husband has utterly failed to provide for her.
  • 04 Mar 1911 Mrs. Emma Klopfenstein began proceedings in the superior court yesterday for a decree of divorce from Rinehart Klopfenstein and the wife wants the custody of their child as the father is not a fit guardian. The complaint charges the husband with calling his wife cruel names, with neglect and it is said he associates with bad women. Klopfenstein is employed by the Fort Wayne Traction company and Judge Yaple will order his wages withheld until the question of damages is settled in the separation. Mrs. Klopfenstein asks that the court restrain the husband from visiting or molesting her at the home of her father, George Mason, in Springfield township.
  • 05 Mar 1911 Mrs. Bessie M. Ross began proceedings in the superior court for a decree of divorce from Harry Ross, the violinist. The complaint was taken from the files by the attorneys for the wife. Mrs. Ross will be recalled as Miss Bessie Tapp, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herman H. Tapp.
  • 05 Mar. 1911 Mrs. Dora Mathias begins action against Jacob Mathias for $1,000 for support. The charge is neglect, and the parties reside in the rolling mill district.
  • 07 Mar 1911 Katherine Mills brought suit yesterday in superior court to secure a divorce from Harry Mills on the grounds of abandonment, cruelty, habitual drunkenness, laziness and failure to provide. She asks custody of their eighteen-month-old child.
  • 07 Mar 1911 Bessie Tapp Ross was granted a divorce in superior court from Harry Ross on the grounds of desertion and non-support. Her maiden name of Tapp was restored.
  • 07 Mar 1911 Ross L. Darby brings suit in superior court against Ethel Darby for annulment of their marriage at Crestline, O. on Jan 11, 1911. He declares he was wrongfully accused of being the father of her child, as developed following their marriage, which formality was carried out while Darby was under arrest.
  • 08 Mar 1911 Mrs. Rosella May Oswalt begins action for a decree of divorce from George Oswalt, and the wife wants her maiden name, Rosella May Vanator, restored. She also asks Judge Yaple to award her alimony in the sum of $1,500, for the husband is credited with earning $75 a month from the Pennsylvania company, besides owning property worth $2,500 in Warsaw. Mrs. Oswalt says her husband has called her vile names, has beaten her and threatened her life in fits of anger and violence.
  • 08 Mar 1911 Clarence Crosby sues for a decree of divorce from Mrs. Maryietta Crosby because a year or more ago the wife wrote him a not saying she was going away and would not return. She kept her word and hence the action for separation.
  • 08 Mar. 1911 Mrs. Mabel Hetrick begins action for a decree of divorce from John Hetrick and the custody of their child. Mrs. Hetrick says her husband has neglected her, has forced her to labor for her own and the support of her child, that he has been cruel, called her vile names, struck her and otherwise treated her badly.
  • 08 Mar 1911 Mrs. Anna Mulligan has filed a cross complaint against her husband, Thomas Mulligan, charging that he has been cruel, that he has treated her viciously, breaking their pictures and knocking her down. She asks a decree of divorce and $5,000 alimony.
  • 09 Mar 1911 Augusta Wollert was granted a divorce in superior court yesterday from Rudolph Wollert.
  • 09 Mar 1911 Mabel Hedrick, praying for a divorce in the superior court, says her husband John Hedrick, spends his money on other women. She also alleges cruelty and failure to provide and says the defendant struck her and called her vile names. She wants a divorce, custody of their child, alimony and $10 a month for the support of their child.
  • 09 Mar 1911 Clarence Crosby says his wife, Marietta, left a not for him, saying she had packed her things and would never come back. He says she is living with someone in Cleveland, and he wants a divorce in the superior court.
  • 09 Mar 1911 Minnie A. Snyder is seeking a divorce from Walter S. Snyder, to whom she was married February 27, 1909. She charges that he is in the habit of getting drunk, that he curses and abuses her and she seeks $500 alimony and the custody of their child, 14 months old.
  • 10 Mar 1911 Mrs. Marie Sudbrink begins proceedings for separation from the bed and board of William Sudbrink, who is accused of assaulting his wife, of torturing her and using violent and obscene language, in fact threatening her. Mrs. Sudbrink secured an order from Judge Yaple restraining the husband and father from visiting the Sudbrink home or molesting his wife and their six children until the question of provision for their support is settled. Mrs. Sudbrink asks for $100 a month for the family care and as the husband and father has property worth $6,000 her claim is justified.
  • 11 Mar 1911 Mrs. Ida Lacy is suing for a decree of divorce from her husband, William Lacy, who is pictured as a drunkard and while in that state he calls his wife vile names, abuses her, strikes her and in his last assault he broke his wife's nose.
  • 12 Mar 1911 Mrs. Tillie Ebner asks for a decree of divorce and alimony from Charles Ebner, who is accused of abandoning his wife and child, in fact he hasn't asked to see the little one for six months, spending his time and money with other people. The Ebners were married in June, 1906.
  • 15 Mar 1911 Mrs. Mary France obtained from Judge O'Rourke Tuesday a decree of divorce from Wesley France and the costs are on the husband. The wife is awarded custody of their child.
  • 16 Mar 1911 On the grounds that his wife influenced him to deed over a $10,000 farm in Monroe township to her and that she then sold it and bought a millinery store in Monroeville which she lost by bad management, after which she went into the moving picture show business, all of which business ventures proved failures, and were accompanied by cruel and inhuman treatment of the plaintiff, Nelson H. Youse, a Monroe township farmer, is asking the superior court to grant him a divorce from Rebecca Youse and the custody of their sixteen-year-old daughter. The plaintiff says he was a thrifty man, and by dint of hard labors and much savings he had obtained the farm his wife is charged with "blowing in."
  • 16 Mar 1911 Henrietta Bornkamp wants a divorce from Ferdinand Bornkamp because he, she claims, beat and cursed and threatened to kill her. She also seeks $4,000 alimony and $50 a month for support. A restraining writ was issued in the superior court to keep the defendant from disposing of any property or visiting the plaintiff. They were married in 1888 and separated March 14, 1911. Nine children, eight of them minors are living.
  • 16 Mar 1911 The evidence in the divorce suit of Naomi Lee vs Albert Lee was heard in the circuit court yesterday. Finding was withheld.
  • 17 Mar 1911 Judge Heaton granted to Herman Frederick Hoppe a decree of divorce from Bessie Hoppe and the court awarded to the wife the custody of their child, requiring the father to pay $8 a month toward its support.
  • 17 Mar 1911 Nina E. Bristol wants a divorce from Aderis P. Bristol because he refused for a year before their separation last July to recognize her as his wife. He declined to occupy the same house and rigged himself up a room in a small building on the same lot. She says he stayed out late at night, accused her of infidelity and said she took her nineteen-year-old daughter into saloons, which she denies. They were married in 1898.
  • 18 Mar 1911 Mrs. Jessie M. Barry begins action for divorce and other relief against Thomas C. Barry who the wife says, has abandoned her without provision, although he is a stationary engineer in the service of the Pennsylvania Railroad company. The wife asks that her maiden name, Jessie M. Tombough be restored.
  • 18 Mar 1911 Mrs. Mary Murphy begins action against Frank Murphy for fraudulent marriage to avoid paternity proceedings. Mrs. Murphy asks $500 for the support of herself and child, charging that Murphy abused her and finally fled after their child was born.
  • 19 Mar 1911 Ruth M. Caseldine brgins suit in the superior court against Clarence Caseldine for divorce. Papers were withdrawn immediately after they were filed.
  • 19 Mar 1911 John Craig claims he was abandoned by Lillie Craig in March 1909, at Richmond, Ind., and through his attorney seeks a divorce.
  • 19 Mar 1911 The divorce suit of Mabel Hetrick against John Hetrick, filed a few days ago in the superior court, was dismissed yesterday.
  • 21 Mar 1911 The case of Mrs. Lulu Reed vs. Alva Reed for divorce occupied Judge Heaton all day in the superior court.
  • 21 Mar 1911 Franklin Murphy asks for a decree of divorce from Mary Murphy and recites violent and obscene language she used to drive him from home.
  • 22 Mar 1911 Rosella Oswald was given a divorce from George Oswald.
  • 22 Mar 1911 Catherine Spence was divorce from Jesse Spence.
  • 22 Mar 1911 Mildred Beasoncon filed suit in the superior court yesterday for a divorce from Henry Besancon. The complaint says the parties were married Oct. 10, 1906, and separated March 18, 1911, and charges cruel treatment and adultery, on Cora Hedges being mentioned as co-respondent. Plaintiff seeks her maiden name of Mildred Whitney. 22 Mar 1911 Alleging that her husband is an habitual drunkard, is guilty of cruel treatment and spends his money for drink for himself and other women, Mable R. Burns asks a divorce in the circuit court from Henry W. Burns, a Wabash switchman. They were married June 23, 1907, and separated the day the case was filed in court.
  • 22 Mar 1911 Sadie Jacobs, of 1442 Wabash avenue, asks a divorce in the superior court from Jesse Jacobs, now of Van Wert, O. She alleges desertion.
  • 23 Mar 1911 The suit of Thomas against Anna Mulligan for divorce has been venued from Allen to Adams county.
  • 24 Mar 1911 William J. Tucker asks a divorce in the superior court from Elizabeth M. Tucker, alleging that she associates with men and women of lewd character and visits forbidden places.
  • 24 Mar 1911 Pearl Ryan was granted a divorce from Edward Ryan on the ground of cruelty yesterday.
  • 25 Mar 1911 Mrs. Marie Sudier obtained a decree of divorce from William Sudier in the superior court before Judge Yaple. The charge was extreme cruelty and the wife was given the custody of their minor child. In a settlement out of court the husband makes over property valued at $4,850 on his wife.
  • 26 Mar 1911 Because he split kindling wood in the kitchen and became angry when she remonstrated with him, and because he did not bathe, Lucinda Delap wants a divorce from Elisha V. Delap. He is 66 and she is 61 years of age, and they lived together just two months and two days. She says he charged her with trying to poison him.
  • 26 Mar 1911 When Arthur D. Middleton failed to pay costs of a dismissed divorce case, he was brought into the circuit court yesterday and given thirty days in which to settle or go to jail.
  • 26 Mar 1911 Judge Yaple in the superior court gave Emma Klopfenstein a divorce from Reinhart Klopfenstein on the ground of cruelty.
  • 28 Mar 1911 In the superior court Lillian Aker was granted a divorce from Lester Aker by means of publication. She was also given the custody of their child.
  • 28 Mar 1911 In the divorce case of Thomas Mulligan vs. Anna B. Mulligan change of venue was taken from the Allen circuit court to Adams county.
  • 29 Mar 1911 Tillie Ebner was divorce yesterday in superior court from Charles Ebner and was given custody of their child, with a $6 monthly stipend for the care of the latter.
  • 30 Mar 1911 Aaron Herbst is cited to appear in the superior court April 1 for contempt in not complying with the divorce decree provisions. His wife, Jessie Herbst complains.
  • 31 Mar 1911 Leona Baker in the superior court, files suit for divorce against Henry Baker on the grounds of abandonment, failure to provide and habitual drunkenness. She asks custody of her two children, aged three and five years each.
  • 31 Mar 1911 Bertha Lucas has entered suit in the superior court to have her marriage to Albert Lucas annulled because he had another wife living at the time the ceremony was performed. The wedding took place last November 23, and her maiden name was Berth Sophia Morsch. She had known Lucas only a short time and he represented that he was single. Attorney Martin H. Luecke, who is conducting the suit, has a letter showing that his former wife secured a divorce at Cincinnati March 25 of this year.

  • 05 Apr 1911 Mrs. Jennie Clark was granted a decree of divorce from David Clark by publication. The husband was not in court.
  • 06 Apr 1911 Mrs. Ruby F. Rickert was granted a decree of divorce from William Rickert by Judge Carl Yaple in the superior court.
  • 06 Apr 1911 Lucinda Delapp was granted a divorce from Elisha Delapp in the superior court Wednesday aftermoon on grounds of cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 07 Apr 1911 The divorce case of Elizabeth Berry vs. William Berry was dismissed in the superior court.
  • 08 Apr 1911 Judge Merryman came up from Decatur and considered a case transferred to him in which Alonzo Hoffman seeks to set aside the annulment of his marriage contract to Anna Hoffman.
  • 09 Apr 1911 Mrs. Jessie Herbst was granted a decree of divorce from Aaron Herbst and the mother is given the custody of their two children, to the support of whom the father is required to pay $15 a month.
  • 11 Apr 1911 Ernest Zeddes asks the superior court to grant his a divorce from Minnie Zeddes and wants custody of their two children. He is employed at the electric works and charges his wife with cruel treatment, in that she cursed him and broke up their home three times, that she refused to look after the house or cook his meals and finally left him, taking with her son. She is now to be in Toledo.
  • 11 Apr 1911 Florence Hackman sues William Hackman in superior court to replevin household furniture amounting to $300.
  • 11 Apr 1911 The divorce case of Minnie vs. John Meyers was dismissed in circuit court yesterday at the defendant's cost.
  • 11 Apr 1911 Mabel R. Burns was granted a divorce from Henry W. Burns by the circuit court. Her maiden name of Legraw was given her.
  • 11 Apr 1911 The hearing in the Peters divorce case was begun and continued in the superior court.
  • 11 Apr 1911 Henrietta Bornenkamp was given a divorce and the custody of eight minor children, and all the real and personal property of Ferdinand Bornenkamp was given her as alimony. The testimony showed that Bornenkamp had treated his wife with severe cruelty and had failed to provide.
  • 11 Apr 1911 Alleging that Benton E. Gandy deserted her December 26, 1909, without cause and that he has since failed to provide for her, Rose Gandy has entered suit for support asking $600 annually for herself and her child.
  • 12 Apr 1911 In addition to granting Marie Deffenbaugh a divorce from Edward Deffenbaugh, Judge Yaple in superior court gave her all the husband's personal property.
  • 12 Apr 1911 A divorce was granted in the superior court to Harry E. Esterline from Gladys Esterline, on a charge of cruelty.
  • 12 Apr 1911 Judge Merryman came from Decatur to hear further arguments in the marriage annulment case of Hoffman vs. Hoffman.
  • 14 Apr 1911 Bessie Griffith-Hoppe-Shively, who was granted a divorce from her former husband and immediately wedded Charles Shively, a G. R. & I. railroad employee, is now suing for a divorce from Shively in the superior court. They separated April 8, 1911, after ten days of married life, in which short period she says he mistreated her one-year-old son and struck, beat and locked her up, finally following her to the home of her sister with a razor and revolver. She asks $1,000 alimony and restoration of her maiden name of Griffith. The court gave her a restraining order to prevent the defendant from harming her or drawing his wages.
  • 15 Apr 1911 Christian Snider, a well-known Lake township farmer, brings suit in the Allen circuit court against Lavina Snider, his wife, for a divorce, declaring that his wife for years could say nothing to him except harsh words and vile epithets, compelled his to sleep two years in the barn and cursed him when he came to the house for his meals, in addition to which she encouraged her sons to beat him and hounded him for money after she had secured a temporary divorce two years ago. The couple were married in 1886 and lived together until January 1, 1909. For ten or twelve years, says the complaint, she was guilty of cruel treatment, was of ungovernable temper, when angry seemed crazed and took offense and abused him and called him names. Plaintiff confesses he couldn't please her. She wouldn't talk to him except to call him names and said she didn't want him in the house, and insulted him before his friends and relatives. She eventually got a temporary divorce on a charge of cruelty, with $1,000 alimony and $20 a month.
  • 15 Apr 1911 Mary Carr charges cruelty and refusal to work and wants the superior court to grant her a divorce from Lester Carr.
  • 18 Apr 1911 After having the case under advisement for several days, Judge Yaple yesterday granted a divorce to Jessie M. Barry from Thomas Barry.
  • 20 Apr 1911 Judge Yaple yesterday heard the evidence in the divorce case of Bessie Shively vs. Charles Shively.
  • 21 Apr 1911 Alleging that John G. Luebbenjans has abandoned her and her three babies, the youngest of which he has never seen, Mrs. Frances Luebbenjans brings suit in superior court for $600 for support. The defendant is employed by the General Electric company, which is made party to the suit.
  • 22 Apr 1911 Clara Pettee asks a divorce from Lyttle Pettee in the superior court, alleging that he struck and beat her with his fists repeatedly. The last time, on April 19, 1911, she left him.
  • 25 Apr 1911 John Craig was granted a decree of divorce from Lillian Craig in the superior court by publication.
  • 25 Apr 1911 Mrs. Bertha F. Rosselot begins action against Harry A. Rosselot for a decree of divorce and alimony for their one child. The husband is charged with using violent and brutal language toward his wife and her friends that at one time he struck her and she wants to be liberated.
  • 26 Apr 1911 Dora Lee filed suit for divorce from John S. Lee, alleging cruelty and failure to provide and was immediately granted her prayer by Judge Yaple in the superior court. She is given custody of their 18-year-old son.
  • 26 Apr 1911 Cora Schlotzhauer brought suit in superior court yesterday against Louis C. Schlotzhauer for divorce on grounds of failure to provide.
  • 27 Apr 1911 The divorce case of Mrs. Eva Griffith against George W. Griffith was heard yesterday afternoon. Mrs. Griffith was granted a divorce, was given the custody of the two children and was also given a judgment of $10,000 in alimony. Mr. Griffith deeded to Mrs. Griffith the home property at 845 Lake avenue, and also made provisions for the support of the children by paying Mrs. Griffith $50 a month.
  • 27 Apr 1911 Mrs. Mary E. McAtee begins action for a decree of divorce from Benjamin F. McAtee. The wife charges the husband with cruelty, that he struck her, cursed and swore at her, that he threatened to blow up their home, and finally spat tobacco juice over the plaintiff's head and hair. She asks $2,500 alimony.
  • 27 Apr 1911 Judge Merriman came from Adams county and set aside the restraining order in the case of Alonzo Hoffman vs. Anna Hoffman. This enables the wife to recover $500 alimony on a divorce decree.
  • 27 Apr 1911 The divorce case of Caroline Heine vs. John H. Heine was filed for record and notice is given the husband by publication.
  • 28 Apr 1911 On the grounds that she refused to cook for him and refused to stay at home nights or go out with him, but on the other hand spent her nights away from home and came home drunk in the morning. Winfield S. Woodmanse filed a complaint and was granted a divorce yesterday in the circuit court from Sarah Woodmanse. They were married in 1908 and separated December 6, 1909.
  • 28 Apr 1911 After a married life of forty-one years, Angeline Gebhard seeks a limited separation for a period of three years from George Gebhard. They were married May 9, 1870. Defendant is accused of failure to provide, cruelty, intoxication and of threatening to kill the plaintiff, to whom she says he bragged of keeping company with another woman.
  • 28 Apr 1911 Superior court was taken up all day with the hearing of the divorce case of Ella J. Barnhill vs. Dr. William D. Barnhill. Sensational evidence was introduced.
  • 28 Apr 1911 William J. Fischer wants a divorce from Lena Fisher and alleges that she has a bad temper, refused for several days at a time to speak to him of infidelity. He also charges that she associated with immoral women and remained drunk two or three days at a time. They live at 1531 North Calhoun street.
  • 28 Apr 1911 Carrie Oberholtzer wants a divorce from Ervin Oberholtzer on the ground that he is a habitual drunkard and that he failed to provide for her support. They were married in 1889 and lived together until last February.
  • 29 Apr 1911 Naomi Lee was granted a divorce from Albert Lee, her maiden name of Magner was restored to her.
  • 30 Apr 1911 In the divorce suit of Ella J. against Dr. William D. Barnhill an agreement was reached after two days in the superior court under which the wife got a decree, $2,400 alimony and $25 a month for the support of herself and the children

  • 02 May 1911 The Sanders divorce trail took up the attention of the superior court yesterday.
  • 03 May 1911 By the terms of a divorce secured by Mrs. Cort Hunter from her husband, Lewis C. Hunter, former Allen county treasurer and now of Detroit, Michigan, secured in superior court, the wife is given their one child, under age, and receives two valuable residence properties at 1011 and 1023 West Wayne street, in addition to other property. In her complaint, Mrs. Hunter charges that her husband accused her of putting him in debt and of being the cause of his financial reverses, all of which she claims is not true. She also objected to notices in Fort Wayne papers inserted by her husband to the effect that he would not be responsible for debts incurred by her. The defendant was not in court, being represented by a Detroit lawyer.
  • 03 May 1911 Minnie Goodman wants a divorce in superior court because her husband, Edward Goodman, cursed her before boarders, ill-treated them and finally compelled her to give up her boarding house. She says he failed to provide.
  • 03 May 1911 Chloe C. Parent wants a divorce in superior court from Frank M. Parent because of failure to provide and intoxication. She also asks her maiden name of Alspach.
  • 05 May 1911 Emeline Bowsman, 231 East Wayne street, has asked for a divorce from her husband William H. Bowsman. on the ground that he cursed her, associated with lewd women and spent his money in saloons instead of using it to support her and their child.
  • 07 May 1911 The Klopfenstein divorce modification case occupied the attention of the superior court all day and was continued until next Friday.
  • 09 May 1911 Della Graham was granted a divorce from Frank Graham in superior court yesterday.
  • 10 May 1911 Mrs. Elizabeth Coil asks for a decree of divorce from Joseph Coil and the restoration of her maiden name, Grey. Mrs. Coil says her husband was immoral and spent his time and money with women on the "flats."
  • 10 May 1911 Mrs. Libbie Conley asks for a decree of divorce from Robert Conley, who is accused of cursing his wife, of accusing her falsely of immoral conduct and finally he ordered her from the home under threats.
  • 10 May 1911 In the superior court Judge Yaple heard evidence and argument in the case of Elmer and Elsie Cook for the support of their child, which was unborn at the time the husband was given a divorce.
  • 11 May 1911 In the superior court Mrs. Carrie Oberholtzer was granted a decree of divorce from Ervin Oberholtzer by Judge Yaple.
  • 11 May 1911 Mrs. Agnes Helm has begun action in the superior court against Robert T. Helm asking for a divorce. They were married in August, 1907, and separated a month later. Mrs. Helm says he never made any provision for her support.
  • 12 May 1911 Julia Ehrmen sues Frederick Ehrman for divorce and received a writ restraining him form disposing of his property, from disturbing her and from drawing his wages from the Indiana Road Machine company. She charges cruel and inhuman treatment and says he kicked her thumb out of joint once. He is also charged with keeping company with other women, on whom he spent his money.
  • 13 May 1911 In the case of Mrs. Emma Klopfenstien vs. Rhinehart Klopfenstien, for modification of divorce decree wherein the mother asks custody of their child, evidence was heard by Judge Yaple and arguments will be make today.
  • 14 May 1911 Judge O'Rourke granted to Mrs. Ida Lacey a decree of divorce from William Lacey on the ground of cruelty.
  • 14 May 1911 Thomas Blanks has filed suit against Stella Blanks, asking for a divorce because, he charges, she ordered him out of their home after he had moved to Chicago street to please her. They were married in September, 1908, and lived together two or three months.
  • 16 May 1911 Frank M. was granted a divorce in the superior court from Jennie Boitet Monday morning.
  • 16 May 1911 Ida E. Blakely seeks a divorce from Lloyd Blakely in superior court on the grounds that he brought drunken friends to the house and she was afraid of them. She also charges abandonment and failure to support.
  • 17 May 1911 Mrs. Irene Moss begins action for a decree of divorce from Edward Moss, charging that he has been cruel to her. That while drunk he abused her, striking and kicking her in brutal manner.
  • 17 May 1911 Mrs. Mary Caton begins action for a decree of divorce from John Canton. The wife charges that in the last three years he has not contributed more than $15 worth of clothing for his family and that she has been compelled to take in washing to support the household. They have $3,000 worth of property jointly and she wants a share of it. In addition to failure to provide she says he struck and beat her frequently and called her names, threatening to kill her and she fears he will.
  • 18 May 1911 Mrs. Mildred Besancon was granted a divorce from Henry Besancon by Judge Yaple in the superior court and the wife was granted leave to assume her maiden name, Mildred Whitney.
  • 18 May 1911 Isaac J. Herring begins suit for divorce from Margaret C. Herring. The husband says his wife drinks to excess, that she curses him and makes life miserable.
  • 19 May 1911 Edwin Yunghans, contractor, is enjoined from speaking or otherwise molesting his wife, Otelia Yunghans, by the action of the superior court yesterday. Mrs. Yunghans brought suit for divorce yesterday seeking also a restraining order, custody of their children, $50 a month allowance and $8,000 alimony. She says they were married Aug. 26, 1881, and separated May 18, 1911. She alleges he was guilty of cruel and inhuman treatment, and struck her until the blood ran from her nose. The complaint states that fifteen children were born to them, of which twelve are living, seven being minors.
  • 19 May 1911 In the case of Susie Ireland vs. Wayne Irelan, the defendant filed a petition in the superior court yesterday to modify the decree of divorce as to the custody of the children.
  • 19 May 1911 Evidence in the case of Clara Pattee vs. Lyttle Pattee was heard in the superior court and taken under advisement.
  • 20 May 1911 Etta Kohl was granted a divorce from Lee Kohl, and custody of their child, in circuit court yesterday, on the ground of failure to support.
  • 20 May 1911 Clara Pattee was granted a divorce yesterday by Judge Yaple from Lyttle Pattee, evidence having been heard Thursday.
  • 21 May 1911 Ruth M. Caseldine was granted a divorce from Clarence Caseldine by Judge Yaple in superior court. Her maiden name of Ruth M. Bishop was restored.
  • 21 May 1911 In the superior court Judge Carl Yaple rendered a decision in which he held that the child of Rinehart and Emma Klopfenstein must remain in the custody of the father's parents where it has been since the couple were divorce some time ago. The mother sought the custody of the child.
  • 23 May 1911 Verda C. Snyder asks a divorce in circuit court from Clyde Snyder, alleging that she was compelled to take in sewing to provide for herself and three children while he spent his wages on other women and for liquor. The complaint is a story of domestic trouble. Soon after their marriage, March 26, 1903, she says he grew indifferent and easily became angry at her and called her vile names, that he constantly found fault with the way she conducted household affairs that he began associating with other women, that he failed to provide and she was required to seek aid of her father. Affairs got so bad, she got the county to take their children away and place them in the county orphans' home. She prays for a divorce, $1,000 alimony and an allowance for the children.
  • 23 May 1911 Lena Stoll wants a divorce from Jacob Stoll in superior court. She alleges habitual drunkenness.
  • 25 May 1911 Clara Muss seeks a divorce from Carl Muss, a brakeman, on the grounds of failure to provide. She asks custody of their daughter, $1,000 alimony and support for the child.
  • 25 May 1911 Jacob Stoll was restrained by the superior court yesterday from molesting his wife, who sued for divorce.
  • 27 May 1911 Elizabeth Hook wants a divorce, custody of her children and $1,000 alimony from Nicholas Hook, whom she accuses of being a habitual drunkard, of being cruel, of calling her vile names and of failure to provide, all of which have broken down her health. A restraining order was issued yesterday denying him the right to molest her or visiting their home.
  • 28 May 1911 Lucinda Berry charges Robert Berry with failure to provide and threatening to kill her and wants a divorce and custody of their child.
  • 30 May 1911 Carrie Seibold wants a divorce from Charles Seibold, charging that the defendant struck and beat her May 28, 1911, and on previous occasions struck and threatened to kill her. On January 21, he threw her out of the house, she says, and locked her out. She also wants $500 alimony.

  • 01 Jun 1911 Angeline Gebhard was granted a divorce from Goerge Gebhard in superior court yesterday.
  • 02 Jun 1911 The case of Libbie vs. Rober Obnley was dismissed in superior court.
  • 03 Jun 1911 Anna Sarasien believes since Louis Sarasien forced her to work in the knitting mills for a living that she is entitled to a divorce and is suing in the superior court. The couple were married in 1899 and separated in May, 1911. She asks $25 a month for the support of herself and children.
  • 06 Jun 1911 The case of William H. Burnsides vs. Margaret E. Burnsides was dismissed in the superior court.
  • 06 Jun 1911 Ella Ertel filed suit in the superior court for divorce and secured a restraining order against George Ertel. She says he had a bad temper and jerked the telephone from the wall to keep her from talking over it. She says he wouldn't allow her to have her women friend call and that he cursed and abused her. He is engaged in the grocery business, and they were married Feb. 8 of this year, and separated last Friday. Her maiden name was Reed, and she wants it restored.
  • 07 Jun 1911 Judge Yaple, in the superior court yesterday settled the dispute of the parents for the custody of their child in the divorce case of Elmer M. Cook vs. Elsie E. Cook. The former secured a divorce several years ago. Since then child has been born to them. The judge gave it to the mother, ordered the father to pay $5 monthly to its support and have him the right to have it between the hours of 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. every first Sunday of the month.
  • 08 Jun 1911 Blanche Thrailkill wants a divorce via superior court from Carl Thrailkill, whom she accuses of intoxication and cruel treatment. She mentions Ethel Orendorf, also, as a co-respondent.
  • 09 Jun 1911 Mary Walker says in her divorce complaint against Charles E. Walker that he compelled her to earn her own living, that he abandoned her for several weeks at a time, struck her and accused her of infidelty.
  • 09 Jun 1911 In superior court Minnie Reed was granted a divorce from Alva Reed. They had been in court several times before.
  • 10 Jun 1911 Daisy E. Swift alleges in her divorce complaint against Kenneth Swift that he held a revolver in her face on several occasions and threatened to kill her, called her names too vile to put in the records and failed to provide for her and their two children.
  • 10 Jun 1911 Vera Mason says in her divorce complaint against Harley T. Mason that when he conducted a dairy she milked all the cows and he sold the milk, got the money and loafed around saloons; that he made her work as a servant in the home of his parents and that he would leave her ill and come to Fort Wayne and associate with women of ill repute. She asks $500 alimony.
  • 11 Jun 1911 Ida V. Reidt asks a divorce from William H. Reidt and obtained an order restraining him from drawing his wages from the Fort Wayne Electric works in circuit court. She also asks $30 a month for support of herself and child. She charges that he abandoned both without provisions May 30, 1911, and when both were sick.
  • 13 Jun 1911 A divorce was granted Minnie Goodman from Edward Goodman in the circuit court.
  • 13 Jun 1911 Katherine Lannen, of 1209 West Washington street, asks a divorce from William P. Lannen, address unknown. She alleged in a complaint filed in the superior court that the defendant was sent to the Ohio state prison for stealing chickens out of a B. & O. box car at Fostoria, O. She asks custody of their two children.
  • 13 Jun 1911 After a large number of witnesses had appeared for the trial in the superior court yesterday, Harry Boseker and wife fixed matters up and the case was dismissed
  • 13 Jun 1911 Minnie Buford seeks relief from 15 years of abuse at the hands of John C. Buford, to whom she was married in August, 1893. She says that a year after their marriage he began to swear at her and abuse her; that he is morose and for weeks at a time will not speak to her or any member of the household, and that he always curses when she asks him for money to run the house. It is also alleged that he has abandoned her for ten days at a time.
  • 13 Jun 1911 Harry B. Ashton says against Martha M. M. Ashton that she abandoned him and their three children, called him bad names before she left and he asks custody of the little ones along with his decree.
  • 13 Jun 1911 Mary Cleary wants to have her name of Mary Brossard restored to her along with a divorce from James Cleary. They were married in 1902 and she says he abandoned her three years later.
  • 13 Jun 1911 Emma Seemiller wants her marriage to Harry Seemiller annulled. She alleges she married him at Nashville, Tenn., and didn't know for six years that he had a wife and four children in Philadelphia. She left him when she found out.
  • 14 Jun 1911 Anna Kramer sues Ernest Kramer for divorce on the grounds of intoxication and cruel treatment. She says he says out late nights, and choked her. She obtained a restraining order in the superior court against his molesting her or carrying out his alleged threats to kill her. She wants custody of their adopted child and the restoration of her maiden name of Meisch. They were married Dec. 27, 1888, and separated yesterday.
  • 14 Jun 1911 Murtle White filed suit in superior court for support and divorce against John F. White, and received a restraining order to keep him from drawing his wages.
  • 14 Jun 1911 Nina A. Bristol was granted a divorce in the superior court from Adorus Briston on grounds of desertion.
  • 15 Jun 1911 Andrew M. Schele, a Pennsylvania crane operator asks a divorce from Clara L. Schele, to whom he was married October 14, 1908, and from whom he separated Jun 8, 1911. Shortly after their marriage, he says, she developed an uncontrollable temper, threw chairs at him and tipped over a stand, breaking valuable vases. She neglected her household duties and he say, he had to cook his own meals or go without on frequent occasions. She told him she hated him and to get a divorce, or she would put poison in his coffee, and when she sold everything in the house while he was away June 8, 1911, and went away, he believes with another man, he decided on a divorce.
  • 15 Jun 1911 George E. Erthel, grocery clerk, says Elle E. Erthel, his wife, stayed away all day and came home drunk and on one occasion threatened him with a knife and called him vile names. He charges her with adultery and frequenting questionable and immoral resorts.
  • 15 Jun 1911 Mary E. Galloway has instituted suit in superior court for divorce, the custody of two minor children and alimony in the sum of $5,000 from John W. Galloway, a brakeman on the Nickel Plate railroad. She alleges that for the past ten years he has cursed her and has frequently accused her of indiscretions of which she was not guilty. She also avers he has not contributed to her support for two years.
  • 16 Jun 1911 Nettie Seibert asks a divorce from Charles Seibert in the superior court. She says her husband is an habitual drunkard, that he failed to provide and that he was cruel, cursing her, choking her, commanding her to leave their home and even jerking chairs out from under her. They have one child, and she wants custody of it and support and temporary alimony.
  • 17 Jun 1911 Catherine Stoll wants a divorce from Mathias Stoll, custody of their three children and ownership of her maiden name of Lauer, on grounds of habitual drunkenness and failure to provide.
  • 17 Jun 1911 Elizabeth Seits was granted a divorce in the superior court yesterday. She also received custody of their child and $8 a month for its maintenance.
  • 18 Jun 1911 Elizabeth Affholder wants a divorce from John W. Affolder because he knocked her down and kicked her when she was down. He did this twice, she says in a complaint filed in the superior court. She got a restraining order and seeks a divorce, custody of their four children and $1,000 alimony.
  • 20 Jun 1911 Evelyn Boseker was granted a divorce from Harry C. Boseker in circuit court yesterday and was given, in addition, custody of their minor child, Donald, and $3,000 alimony.
  • 20 Jun 1911 Grace F. Whetzler says a great many things against Fred Whetzler, from whom she wants a divorce in the superior court. The complaint charges that the defendant was in the habit of going with other females, with taking them buggy-riding and making dates with them; that he assumed the name of Watson in order to pass as a single man; the he told a neighbor he would like to "get rid of his wife" so he could marry some other female; that he told her he did not love her. As a result of all this, the plaintiff confesses, she has lost all love, respect and affection for the plaintiff. She asks her maiden name of Weibie.
  • 22 Jun 1911 Iva Gay Kahreman was granted a divorce in circuit court from George Kahreman.
  • 22 Jun 1911 Anna Miles wants a divorce from Arthur Miles, alleging abandonment. The couple have four children, two of whom are minors, and she asks custody.
  • 23 Jun 1911 Lena Fromuth filed suit yesterday in the superior court for divorce from Allen Fromuth, alleging general infidelity.
  • 23 Jun 1911 Franklin B. Snarr wants a divorce from Elizabeth J. Snarr, alleging in the superior court that she gave him a drug which she knew was poisonous, and which caused him permanent injury. He also says she neglected her household duties, developed into a scold and governed the children badly. He says he has other ample grounds which he withholds for his wife's sake. Besides a divorce, he wants custody of the children, who are in Kansas.
  • 23 Jun 1911 William H. Bashford was granted a divorce from Lillian A. Bashford in the circuit court. The couple were married in 1881 and separated seven years later, after Bashford found his wife in a compromising position with another man.
  • 23 Jun 1911 Anna Miles was granted a divorce from Arthur Miles in the superior court Thursday afternoon. There was no contest.
  • 25 Jun 1911 Lena Fromuth was granted a divorce in the superior court from Allen Fromuth.
  • 25 Jun 1911 In the superior court Caroling Heine was divorced from John H. Heine.
  • 25 Jun 1911 The Gunther divorce case was dismissed from the circuit court.
  • 25 Jun 1911 Berda C. Snyder was granted a divorce by Judge O'Rourke from Clyde Snyder in the circuit court.
  • 25 Jun 1911 William Mensing asks the superior court to grant him ten years legal separation of bed and board from Margaret Mensing, his wife, whom he accuses of cruel treatment, of calling him vile names, of threatening his life, of telling him she would put carbolic acid in his eyes, of throwing the dished at him, scolding him, striking him with a milk bottle and other objects, etc.
  • 25 Jun 1911 Mary Belle Grove wants a divorce from William F. Grove in the superior court, alleging cruelty and failure to provide.
  • 25 Jun 1911 Nicholas Cuppery says in his divorce complaint that he bought a nice farm and asked his wife Emma to go out and live on it and she refused and has continued to refuse and now he wants a decree. She is also charged with staying out late at night and with neglecting her household duties.
  • 28 Jun 1911 Mary Sapp charges that her husband, Samuel Sapp refused to care for her or support her while she was an invalid and took her to her relatives, refusing to give her medical attention, and she wants separation of bed and board and $1,000 damages. A restraining order to keep him from selling any of his property was secured.
  • 28 Jun 1911 Irene Moss was given a divorce from Edward Moss in superior court.
  • 28 Jun 1911 The divorce case of Lee Stoll vs. Jacob Stoll was dismissed in superior court.
  • 28 Jun 1911 The divorce case of George E. Ertle vs. Ella Ertle was dismissed in superior court.
  • 28 Jun 1911 Josephine Luce wants a divorce from John Luce because he refused, she alleges, to support her, cursed her and finally abandoned her.
  • 29 Jun 1911 Joseph Bley asks the superior court to divorce him from Elizabeth Bley and give him custody of their three children, on the grounds that the wife was usually under the influence of intoxicating liquors, which made her irritable and quarrelsome; that he made fun of his mother, who died in his infancy; that she jeered him because he was a cripple; that she had him arrested unjustly for assault and that she told him to go away, which he eventually did.
  • 29 Jun 1911 Anna Crites says that she lived with William Crites from July 27, 1904, until June 5, 1905. During that time, she charges he associated with women of ill repute and failed to provide for her and their child, and she had to work at the Wayne Knitting mills.
  • 29 Jun 1911 Anna Lannert says in the superior court that John Lannert frequently accused her of infidelity and went so far as to charge, without reason, that he was not the father of her children. She says he choked her four times and beat her so badly before their separation that she had bumps and bruises all over her body. They have two children and he is a molder employed at the Bass works. She will be satisfied with a separation for five years.
  • 29 Jun 1911 Judge Yaple granted to Anna Kramer a decree from Ernest Kramer and restored her maiden name of Neisch. She testified that he assaulted her on four different occasions.
  • 30 Jun 1911 Samuel Francis wants a divorce from Anna Francis, charging her in a complaint filed in superior court, with calling him names, cursing him and refusing to do the work around the house. He says the defendant is worth $3,000. He wants a divorce and all proper relief.

  • 06 Jul 1911 Anna Crites was granted a divorce from William Crites and given custody of a minor child in superior court.
  • 07 Jul 1911 Ida V. Reidt, in a complaint asking a divorce from William H. Reidt, charges that the latter abandoned her without provisions when she was sick in bed with congestion of the brain, that he refused to provide medical treatment for their child and that he left her dependent on her parents and ran away with a woman with whom he had forbid her to appear on the streets because the woman was of bad character. Mr. Reidt wants custody of their child, $500 alimony and provisions for support.
  • 08 Jul 1911 Charles Ebner was cited to appear in superior court to show why he should not be held in contempt of court for failing to pay monthly allowances to his divorced wife.
  • 11 Jul 1911 In the case of Mary Sapp vs. Samuel Sapp, a divorce was granted the defendant on his cross-complaint in superior court. Mrs. Sapp has filed suit for separation, when the husband came in with proceedings for divorce. He gave her $675 alimony.
  • 12 Jul 1911 Mark Walter has filed suit for divorce from Anna Walter, but the complaint was withdrawn from the files.
  • 12 Jul 1911 Ella M. Ertle has filed suit in the superior court demanding divorce from George E. Ertle. She alleges cruelty upon the part of the defendant and wants to resume her maiden name, Ella M. Reed.
  • 13 Jul 1911 William Ward asks the superior court to modify a decree of divorce whereby his wife, Hazel McCormack, was given possession of their child. He alleges the mother is not a fit person to keep the child and that she keeps it at places of questionable reputation.
  • 13 Jul 1911 Lizzie L. Illhart says Louis Illhart broke her cheek bone with his fist and called her bad names and she wants a divorce.
  • 13 Jul 1911 Evidence was heard in superior court in the divorce case of Pearl Curran vs. John W. Curran and was continued.
  • 13 Jul 1911 Judge Carl Yaple took under advisement the suit of Ross Darby against Ethel Darby in which an annulment of a marriage contract is asked. He married her to avoid prosecution on bastardy proceedings and ascertained that he had been imposed upon. He sued to annul the marriage and the court is not certain that is the right procedure and is looking up the law on the point to see whether or not a plain divorce should have been asked.
  • 14 Jul 1911 William J. Tucker was granted a divorce from Elizabeth M. Tucker in the superior court.
  • 14 Jul 1911 The divorce case of Lola Gieser vs. George Gieser was dismissed.
  • 14 Jul 1911 Christina Prange seeks a divorce from Henry Prange after nineteen years of wedded life. She alleges non-support, that he cursed her and threatened to kill her. She wants in addition $1,000 alimony and a deed to property she says he purchased with her money.
  • 18 Jul 1911 Ida B. Carey has filed in the superior court a suit to secure a divorce from David B. Carey. They were married December 12, 1894, and the wife charges that the husband has treated her cruelly cursed her, threatened bodily injury and failed to make proper provisions for her maintenance. The couple separated in April.
  • 19 Jul 1911 The divorce action brought by Minnie Buford against John Buford, in which the husband later filed a cross-complaint, was on hearing before Judge Yaple in the superior court yesterday. Buford is bitterly contesting.
  • 20 Jul 1911 Mary E. Atee was granted a divorce in superior court from Benjamin F. Atee. She was given $375 alimony. Special property, including pictures, key to a trunk and a horse blanket go to the defendant.
  • 21 Jul 1911 Pearl Templar alleges in a lengthy complaint filed in superior court yesterday that Wayne Templar, her husband, a well-known young business man, abandoned her and went away to parts unknown with a woman whose name is withheld, previous to which event he told her he did not want to live with her longer, and ordered her to get a divorce, as he was infatuated with some other woman, with whom he had been living in illicit relations. As a result of these things, she asks a divorce, temporary allowance, custody of their 6 year-old daughter and alimony in the sum of $10,000. She sought and obtained a temporary restraining order prohibiting her husband from disposing of, encumbering or receiving moneys from property held by him, and from doing any violence against her.
  • 22 Jul 1911 Fannie Shepherd, of Columbia avenue, says that while she was sick, weak and in a delicate condition her husband, George T. Shepherd, instead of helping her, fretted and scolded her, told her he had no further use for her, said she was a mere skeleton and only a bill of expense to him. He also told her, she says, that he was meeting attractive and beautiful women, was tired of paying her bills and wanted her to leave him. For all of which she asks a divorce and alimony in the sum of $15,000.
  • 23 Jul 1911 Emma Williams brought suit in superior court yesterday to secure a divorce from William Williams on the grounds that he was an habitual drunkard and deserted her in November, 1910, to go away with one Amanda McCafferty, with whom she says he is now living.
  • 25 Jul 1911 A divorce was granted Mary Belle Glove from William F. Glove by the superior court.
  • 26 Jul 1911 Minnie M. Buford was granted a divorce and $150 alimony from John C. Buford in the superior court.
  • 26 Jul 1911 Theodore Kiewicz, fined recently for drunkenness and sent to jail on a surety of the peace affidavit, after he had threatened to kill his wife, has filed suit in the circuit court against Leokadyia Kiewicz, charging her with habitual drunkenness and refusal to cook his meals. He says she threatened to kill him, that she neglected her household duties and her children, and that she has been recreant to her marriage vows. He wants a divorce and custody of their children.
  • 27 Jul 1911 A divorce was granted by the superior court to Anna H. Lannert from John Lannert. She gets the custody of their children, aged nine months and two years, respectively, while he must pay $12 a month toward their maintenance until the youngest reaches the age of 14.
  • 27 Jul 1911 Clara B. Wendt says that Julius Wendt abandoned her and her two small children twice for the affections of another woman, leaving her without support, and she wants a divorce and proper relief.
  • 27 Jul 1911 Pauline A. Kelsey wants a divorce from Walter D. Kelsey, whom she accuses of habitual drunkenness and failure to provide, compelling her to work out. She says he struck and beat her and on one occasion laid her head open with a fish bowl, for which he served a sentence in jail.
  • 27 Jul 1911 James A. McCormick has entered suit for divorce in the circuit court against Mary J. McCormick in which he charges that she abandoned him in April, 1898. They were married in October, 1889.
  • 27 Jul 1911 An order was entered by Judge Yaple in the superior court yesterday nulling the marriage of Ross L. Darby to Ethel Darby. The suit was heard some time age. He charged that she induced him to marry her under threat, which afterward proved unfounded.
  • 28 Jul 1911 The suit for divorce brought by Theodore Koewicz against Lekadyia Koewicz was dismissed in superior court, the couple having patched up their differences.
  • 29 Jul 1911 Judge Yaple granted a divorce, custody of their infant child and $500 alimony to Pearl Hazlett as against Edwary Hazlett, in the superior court, the separation following immediately after the filing of the complaint, in which the wife said she and Hazlett were married January 15 and separated April 10, during which brief married life the defendant had not spent an evening at home with her, but left her alone, while her went to dances and other amusements with other women, eventually leaving his wife and child without support. She said he would not talk to her on the street and had told her that he was not the father of their child.
  • 29 Jul 1911 Joseph Stephens filed suit in superior court for divorce from Henrietta Stephens, and the divorce was granted after hearing evidence.
  • 29 Jul 1911 Abigail Van Anda says her husband refused to eat at the table with the rest of his family, and that he bought his own eatables and had them served in his room alone; that she was compelled to take in boarders to earn a living for herself. As a result, she asks a divorce, $1,000 alimony and custody of their children. A restraining order was issued restraining him from visiting her.
  • 29 Jul 1911 William R. Hennings asks a divorce from Alberta Hennings on grounds of cruel treatment and abandonment. The complaint relates that she refuses to live with him.
  • 30 Jul 1911 Anna Mye was granted a divorce in the superior court from Hiram Nye at her costs.
  • 30 Jul 1911 Nannie McDaniel asks a divorce in superior court from Alonzo McDaniel, alleging cruel treatment and habitual drunkenness. The complaint says he is now serving a sentence for larceny, and charges that he struck her, and at one time threw the supper and dishes in which she was preparing it on the floor. She wants, besides a divorce, the custody of their two children.

  • 02 Aug 1911 Roy J. Markel wants a divorce from Bertha Markel. Markel says his wife refused to perform her household duties and spent her nights out with other men, while other men would visit her at their home when he was absent at night. She also cursed him and wrote clandestine letters.
  • 02 Aug 1911 Florence Waters says Albert L. Waters, her husband, was cruel, that he cursed her, struck her, hit her over the head with a boot, knocked her down and threatened to kill her. She wants the superior court to grant her a divorce, custody of their five children, $2,000 alimony and $50 a month allowance for support of children. She got a restraining order.
  • 03 Aug 1911 Laura B. Wood, after a year's limited separation from her husband, wants an absolute divorce and custody of her three children, together with other proper relief.
  • 03 Aug 1911 Mamie Kemper says she found out after her marriage that Louis Kemper, her husband, was supporting another woman, by whom he had a child. She says he told her to get a divorce that he might marry that other person. She alleges failure to provide and abandonment.
  • 03 Aug 1911 Mary Hicks asks a divorce in superior court from Herbert M. Hicks.
  • 04 Aug 1911 After she had borne him twelve children, nine of whom are living and four of whom are minors, Henry Koop, 40 years a resident of Fort Wayne and a watchman for Bass foundry, asks a legal separation of bed and board from Charlotte Koop. He declares she is quarrelsome, swears at him, struck him, had a vile temper, associates with other men and refuses to cohabit with him. They were married October 17, 1875.
  • 04 Aug 1911 Bessie Corbat says in a complaint filed in superior court that her husband, Albert Corbat, to her not to put up any fruit because he would leave her in the fall and sell everything. She says, within a month after their marriage he began running with a girl whom she names as Ida Detzenberger; that he visited her and took her to places. He told her she could go and, then she told him she was going to visit her folks and then did not go, her said he couldn't drive her away with a club. She asks divorce, $1,000 alimony and her maiden name.
  • 04 Aug 1911 Elizabeth Affholder wants a divorce from John Affholder, because he called her names, threatened her and failed to provide. She wants custody of their four children and secured a restraining order.
  • 04 Aug 1911 The divorce suit of Mary Caton vs. John Caton was dismissed.
  • 04 Aug 1911 Isaac Herring was granted a divorce from Margaret C. Herring.
  • 04 Aug 1911 Ida B. Cary secured a decree of divorce from David B. Cary.
  • 06 Aug 1911 Anna Sarazein asked and was granted a divorce from Louis Sarazein Saturday in the superior court on grounds of cruelty and failure to provide for herself and four small children. She also secured custody of the offspring and $12 a month for their support. Upon granted the decree the suit recently filed for support was dismissed. She said her husband told her he did not care for her, would not live with her and would not give her or the children a cent.
  • 08 Aug 1911 Jennie M. Young asks a divorce from William R. Young and seeks the restoration of her maiden name of Bruner. She charges him with cruel treatment.
  • 09 Aug 1911 In a divorce complaint filed Tuesday by Charles Plasterer against Lulu Plasterer, he alleges she has been guilty of adultery, that she is an habitual drunkard and frequents saloons and wine rooms in company with lewd men and women. He wants custody of their two children.
  • 10 Aug 1911 Daisy Dollarhite, alleging that her husband, Alonzo Dollarhite, threatened to kill her, brings suit for divorce and asks the custody of their three children. Yesterday afternoon in Superior court a restraining order was issued preventing Dollarhite from disposing of his property.
  • 10 Aug 1911 Lulu Plasterer has filed a cross complaint for divorce against her husband, Charles H. Plasterer, who sued for divorce Tuesday. She alleges infidelity, cruel treatment and asks a restraining order.
  • 10 Aug 1911 A decree of divorce was granted Daisy Swift from Kenneth Swift in superior court. She receives the custody of the two minor children.
  • 11 Aug 1911 Clara Nuss was given a divorce from Carl Nuss and the custody of their minor child.
  • 11 Aug 1911 Hazel Kercheval applied for divorce yesterday from Roy Kercheval, alleging cruel and inhuman treatment, and was granted a restraining order in superior court preventing him from collecting his wages from the Lake Shore railroad pending a settlement of the divorce case.
  • 12 Aug 1911 Catherine Stoll was granted a divorce from Matthias Stoll in superior court and was given the custody of three minor children. Stoll must pay $6 per month for their support.
  • 12 Aug 1911 Ethel Wyre sues Orin Wyre for divorce, alleging that he frequently came home drunk, threatened to kill her and was guilty of cruel and inhuman treatment. A restraining order was granted preventing the defendant from disposing of his property.
  • 13 Aug 1911 Catherine Stoll, granted a decree of divorce Friday afternoon, was back at the courthouse yesterday obtaining a license to wed. The new husband is Frederick E. Huhn, a laborer.
  • 13 Aug 1911 Catherine Lipps sues Francis Lipps for divorce, alleging desertion and cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 16 Aug 1911 Emma Sturm sues John L. Sturm for divorce, alleging that he frequently abused her by pulling her hair and resorting to actual violence. That Sturm is a habitual drunkard is another allegation in the complaint. Mrs. Sturm asks for the custody of the minor children and for $1,000 alimony. A restraining order was issued in superior court yesterday to prevent Sturm from disposing of his property.
  • 16 Aug 1911 The divorce complaint of Anna Block vs. William Block has been dismissed and a complaint has been filed to begin proceedings to have Block declared of unsound mind.
  • 17 Aug 1911 Indiana Warcup has brought suit for divorce against Sidney Warcup, alleging that he knocked her down and called her vile names. The court issued a restraining order yesterday to prevent him drawing his pay.
  • 17 Aug 1911 Hattie Hurlburt has brought suit against W. Hurlburt for divorce, alleging abandonment and that he is a drunkard.
  • 17 Aug 1911 F. William Miller has brought suit for divorce against Myrtle Miller, charging neglect and cruelty.
  • 17 Aug 1911 A divorce was granted Daisy Dollarhite in superior court yesterday from Alonzo Dollarhite. She is to receive the custody of the three minor children and $5 a week for their support.
  • 18 Aug 1911 F. William Miller was granted a divorce from Myrtle Miller.
  • 19 Aug 1911 Ellen Miller wants a divorce from Charles Miller, together with $500 alimony. She says he was cruel, called her names and is an habitual drunkard.
  • 19 Aug 1911 Frances Brill wants a divorce from Henry J. Brill, charging in a complaint filed in superior court, that he abandoned her immediately after their marriage and that they have never lived together. She seeks her maiden name of Long. It is claimed the defendant live in Shawnee, Okla.
  • 19 Aug 1911 Dora Springer asks a divorce in superior court from Guy C. Springer, charging that the defendant choked her, charged her with infidelity and compelled her to work to support herself and two children.
  • 20 Aug 1911 Clida H. Kiser declares his wife, Sylvia M. Kiser, abandoned him, refused to live with him, told him she did not love him and refused to work for him. Instead, he says, she associated with other men, and he wants a divorce.
  • 20 Aug 1911 Jennie Skall wants a divorce from Martin Skall on grounds of abandonment in 1896.
  • 20 Aug 1911 The case of Nicholas vs. Emma Cupery was submitted in the superior court and a divorce was granted the defendant on her cross-complaint. She was also given custody of their two children and $175 alimony.
  • 20 Aug 1911 Hazel Kercheval was granted a divorce from Roy Kercheval.
  • 20 Aug 1911 Dora E. Springer was granted an additional restraining order by superior court to prevent her husband from whom she has applied for divorce, from molesting or visiting her.
  • 22 Aug 1911 Bessie Rish wants a divorce from Harry Rish, charging that he was cruel, called her names and charged her with not being true to him.
  • 22 Aug 1911 Margaret Hockemeyer seeks a divorce, custody of their three children $500 alimony and $100 a year for support, charging Charles, her husband, with cursing her, being and habitual drinker and refusal to support. She says he called her and the children bad names. They have been married thirty-one years.
  • 24 Aug 1911 The divorce suit of Ethel Myer vs. Onie Myer was dismissed in superior court.
  • 24 Aug 1911 In his complaint for a divorce from Dona E. Johnson, Rollie Johnson names Herman Meyers as co-respondent. The couple were married January 9, 1904.
  • 24 Aug 1911 In the case of Elmer Cook against Elsie Cook for divorce the defendant is seeking a modification of the decree, asking that the plaintiff not be allowed to take their child away once a month. She alleges that on the two occasions he has taken the little boy to his home the child has returned sick.
  • 25 Aug 1911 Barbara Leichty asks a divorce from Joseph Leichty with $500 alimony in a suit filed in superior court. She alleges cruel treatment and says he called her vile names and accused her of infidelity in the presence of others and that he drank excessively when he would beat and kick her. They were married in Decatur and lived on a farm in Monroe township, Adams county, before moving here a year ago.
  • 26 Aug 1911 The divorce case of Eva vs. Davis F. Spahr was dismissed from superior court yesterday, the parties' differences having been amicably settled out of court.
  • 26 Aug 1911 Dora E. Springer, who recently filed suit for divorce, was given an order by the court compelling her husband, Guy C. Springer, to pay her $30 a month for her support, pending trial of the case. Orders restraining him from visiting her house or drawing his wages were recently dissolved.
  • 26 Aug 1911 Alice France has started suit for divorce from Frank France, to whom she was married in January, 1889, and from whom she was separated yesterday. She alleges that he has beaten her frequently, called her vile names, reflecting on her chastity, and that he has failed to provide for her.
  • 26 Aug 1911 May Whitman has entered suit for divorce from Oscar Whitman in the superior court and by order of Judge Yaple the complaint has been withdrawn from the files after a restraining order has been issued to keep him from drawing his wages.
  • 27 Aug 1911 Emma N. Strum was granted a divorce in superior court from John Strum, who is ordered to pay $15 a month into court for the support of the children, who were given to the plaintiff's mother. Household property is given the wife.
  • 27 Aug 1911 In the superior court Marie Bona has entered suit against James Bona charging him with cruelty. They were married in July, 1909, and in her complaint she alleges they separated a short time after. He is charged with failure to provide for her and she asks that her maiden name of Evers be restored.
  • 29 Aug 1911 The divorce case of William Mensing vs. Margaret Mensing was dismissed.
  • 29 Aug 1911 Minnie Myers seeks a divorce from John Myers in superior court. She alleges failure to provide.
  • 30 Aug 1911 Fannie Trowbridge seeks a divorce from George Trowbride, reciting that the defendant has been guilty of cruel treatment, had kicked and beat her, called her bad names and threatened her life, and that he is an habitual drunkard. She obtained a restraining order enjoining him from interfering with the plaintiff.
  • 31 Aug 1911 Charles Plasterer was granted a divorce in superior court yesterday from Lulu Plasterer at his costs. The children are given into the custody of the grandmother, Mrs. Mary J. Diffenbaugh to whom the father is to pay $20 a month for their support. An old case of Lulu vs. Charles Plasterer was dismissed.
  • 31 Aug 1911 After a wedded life of thirty-one years, Jennie Crane is seeking a divorce from George E. Crane, alleging abandonment, failure to provide and that her husband associated with lewd characters.

  • 01 Sep 1911 Essie P. Fisher brought suit to secure a divorce from William H. Fisher in superior court.
  • 01 Sep 1911 The case of Elizabeth vs. John Affholder was dismissed in superior court.
  • 02 Sep 1911 Katharene Lannen was granted a divorce, absolute, from William P. Lannen by the superior court yesterday. She also is given custody of their two children, ages 6 and 7 years respectively.
  • 02 Sep 1911 Clida Kiser was granted a divorce from Sylvis Kiser on grounds of abandonment.
  • 02 Sep 1911 Flossie Gaskill says her husband, George G. told her to get out of the house, or he would kick her out, and that he did lock her out. She also charges him with striking her, calling her names and becoming intoxicated, and she wants a divorce, custody of their one child and one now unborn, together with alimony and support for the children.
  • 03 Sep 1911 Ethel Fashbaugh says that her husband, Clarence boased of his acquaintance with lewd women to make her angry, and that she life him Sept. 1 when she found out his boasts were true. She wants a divorce, custody of their two children, means of support for the children and $500 alimony. The defendant is employed at the Allen county poor farm.
  • 06 Sep 1911 Louise Rippe filed suit for divorce from Henry C. Rippe in the circuit court. Mrs. Rippe mentions the names of Tena DeJosse and Mrs. Herbert J. Waggoner as co-respondents, and say she was assaulted by the defendant. She asks custody of their two children, $6,000 alimony and $200 a month temporarily for support.
  • 07 Sep 1911 Elvina C. Lehman asks a divorce from Jacob Lehaman in superior court on grounds of abandonment and failure to provide. She also asks $25 a month allowance and $500 alimony.
  • 12 Sep 1911 Lizzie Fry declares that Eleck Fry called her vile names; compelled her to work in the fields when she was sick and threatened to kill her, as a result of which she was compelled to leave him. She also says he was not true to his marriage vow and she wants a divorce.
  • 12 Sep 1911 Marion Wyatt says his wife, Eva Wyatt was cruel; called him vile names, threatened to kill him; said she would institute divorce proceedings and abandoned him.
  • 12 Sep 1911 In a sensational divorce complaint, in which Bertha Hockemeyer is seeking a legal separation from Henry Hockemeyer, formerly proprietor of the Bismarck cafe, the plaintiff charges cruel treatment and names on Nettie Kaiser, next door neighbor, and a married woman as co-respondent. The plaintiff says she cooked for her husband's saloon, aided him very materially in his business and advanced him $1,450 in a time of need, and she asks in consideration $6,000 alimony, besides judgment for the $1,450. She says he struck her, called her vile name, knocked over the table and threw her down stairs, in addition to other things.
  • 12 Sep 1911 Oseiwell Rosco Staples is suing for divorce from Bertha D. Raymond Staples, to whom he was married in 1901 and with whom he lived a year, when she abandoned him.
  • 13 Sep 1911 A divorce was granted Jennie M. Young from William R. Young in superior court and the plaintiff resumes her maiden name of Bruner.
  • 14 Sep 1911 Marion Wyatt was granted a divorce by superior court from Eva Wyatt.
  • 14 Sep 1911 Fred N. Marquardt seeks a divorce from Florence J. Marquardt because she invited gentlemen friends to their home while he was out building sewers. He also says she called him vile names, drank up his money and threatened to shoot him.
  • 14 Sep 1911 Catherine Cutshall asks a divorce and alimony in the sum of $2,000 from Lewis I. Cutshall on grounds that he gave his money to his father instead of providing for his wife. He also called her names and refused to speak to her when she was in company at home or on the street with her lady friends.
  • 15 Sep 1911 Jacob Christman was granted a divorce in superior court from Lena Christman.
  • 15 Sep 1911 In the superior court, Rolie E. Johnson secured a legal separation from Donie Johnson on the grounds of her intimacy with other men.
  • 15 Sep 1911 Ira W. Croy asks a divorce from Bertha Croy on the grounds that she would not cook his meals and insisted on staying away from home for long periods.
  • 17 Sep 1911 Bertha A. Manion was granted a divorce from John J. Manion. It was alleged that the defendant had received postal cards and letters from other women, had been going with other women, had struck at her, constantly quarreled with her and admitted to her that he had been in places where married men hadn't ought to go.
  • 19 Sep 1911 A divorce was granted by the superior court to Mary E. Galloway from John W. Galloway. She also got custody of their 14 year-old son and $950 alimony.
  • 19 Sep 1911 Evidence was heard in the divorce case of May Walker vs. Charles E. Walker in superior court and was taken under advisement.
  • 19 Sep 1911 Amanda Jacobs charged that Moses Jacobs, commission man, accused her falsely of wrong conduct, cursed her, kicked and struck her and refused to provide for her and her children and she wants a divorce, custody of her two daughters, means for their support and $1,500 alimony.
  • 20 Sep 1911 Ella M. Young asks a divorce in superior court from George Young, charging him with striking her, knocking her down and threatening to kill her, which latter she says he was restrained from doing by strangers and other members of the family. She says he spent his money on other women, leaving her to work among strangers to earn a living for herself and children.
  • 20 Sep 1911 Wilhemina Black charges Herbert G. Black with abandonment and failure to provide and asks a divorce, custody of their three children, $200 alimony and $10 a week for the support of the children.
  • 20 Sep 1911 Barbara Leichty was granted a divorce by superior court from Joseph Leichty.
  • 20 Sep 1911 Henry C. Rippe, defendant in a divorce suit brought by Louise Rippe in circuit court, filed a cross-complaint alleging that his wife was of a "mean disposition," and that she and her mother and father made life at home unbearable for him. He says his wife locked him out of their home, compelling him to sleep at his grocery and because she called him names in the presence of their children, he wants the custody of them.
  • 21 Sep 1911 Pearl Sims asked a divorce in superior court from Jefferson D. Sims. The complaint was withdrawn from the files.
  • 21 Sep 1911 Lucy Noring asks for a divorce on the grounds that her husband, Adolph Noring abandoned her and her three children in February, 1909.
  • 21 Sep 1911 In circuit court Roy Gilbert charges his wife, Eva Gilbert, with associating with other men and staying away with them and he asks for a divorce. He got a restraining order keeping her from disposing of their household goods.
  • 21 Sep 1911 The superior court heard evidence in the divorce case of Ethel vs. Clarence Fashbaugh and took it under advisement.
  • 21 Sep 1911 Bertha Hockemeyer was given a divorce from Henry Hockemeyer at the latter's cost. Alimony amounting to $4,640 and the right to resume her maiden name of Mayer accompanied the decree, which followed submission of testimony to the court after the original complaint mentioning a co-respondent has been withdrawn and the bare charge of cruelty was made.
  • 21 Sep 1911 Andrew M. Schele was granted a divorce in superior court from Clara L. Schele, who defaulted. She is said to be in Jackson, Mich.
  • 22 Sep 1911 Margaret Henry says in a complaint filed in superior court that her husband, John A. Henry, struck her three or four times over the head with his clenched fist while she, in a delicate condition, bent over the wash tub doing the family washing when she was not able to work. She says this happened after she had born him five children, all living and aged 10, 8, 6, 2 and 1 year. Previously her husband had struck her until she was black and blue, in addition to which he cursed her, accused her of infidelity (after she had done all these things for him) and was in the habit of becoming intoxicated. She wants a divorce for 5 years, custody of the children, plus one unborn child, and reasonable means of support.
  • 22 Sep 1911 Zeruah Winbrenner charged cruel treatment and failure to provide and wants a divorce from Oscar Philip Winbrenner, custody of their two children, $1,000 alimony and $20 a month for children's support.
  • 22 Sep 1911 Maggie Bair asks a divorce from Samuel E. Bair on grounds of cruel treatment, refusal to support and squandering his earnings. She also wants the two children and support.
  • 22 Sep 1911 Anna M. Block wants a divorce from Wm. Block, and decree compelling her husband to join with her in a mortgage and their home, charging that he struck her and was otherwise cruel, denying her the liberty of using the garden truck, which she and her children raised. Mrs. Block applied for a divorce last July, after which the defendant, she relates, got drunk and tried to commit suicide in jail where he was incarcerated, afterward escaping a charge of insanity by promising the court to stop drinking and make a home for his wife and children.
  • 23 Sep 1911 Lola V. Krider applied for a divorce from Harvey C. Krider, alleging cruelty, abandonment and failure to provide, in circuit court and was at once granted a divorce by Judge O'Rourke.
  • 24 Sep 1911 Bessie M. Reilly declares her husband, James M. Reilly, threatened her life and once purchased a gun, saying he was going to carry out his threats. She wants a divorce, and obtained a restraining order in the superior court to keep him from molesting her at her home or restaurant, 1422 Calhoun street. She also charges the defendant with being a habitual drunkard, and with calling her bad name.
  • 24 Sep 1911 Ezra Marcus Buchanan, who says he weighs 135 pounds, obtained an order in the superior court yesterday to restrain his wife, Clarissa Jane Buchanan, who tips the scales at 185 pounds from molesting him at his boarding house, on the street or at the factory where he works. She is also enjoined from making trouble for his employer. Buchanan recites a long list of marital troubles of a hen-pecked husband. She often threatened to kill him, choked him into insensibility when he wasn't looking, followed him on the street on his way to work (she in scanty attire), cursed him in public, took a shot at a woman of whom she was jealous, and took his money for fine dress while he had to forego good clothes. He wants a divorce.
  • 26 Sep 1911 Elizabeth S. Schuster says that her husband, Henry W. Schuster used for drink $17 that she had earned by washing for neighbors and which she gave him to pay on their property. She declares he is a habitual drunkard and went to sloop on the porch one night, afterward falling through a window into the cellar. She wants a divorce, $1,500 alimony, custody of their two children and $200 a year for the children's support. A restraining order was issued.
  • 26 Sep 1911 Klea Lamphier wants a divorce from John G. Lamphier on the grounds that he called her vile names, struck and beat her and communicated to her a disease.
  • 27 Sep 1911 The Henry divorce case was dismissed in superior court.
  • 27 Sep 1911 James F. Trevey wants a divorce in superior court from Myrtle Trevey on the grounds that she is a scold and told him to get a divorce for she had most all affection for him.
  • 27 Sep 1911 Emma I. Woods has filed suit for divorce against Frank Woods and is asking the custody of their child. Laura Gibson is named as co-respondent in the action.
  • 27 Sep 1911 Albert Lighthill says in his complaint against Lydia Lighthill that she abandoned him in August 1909, after a married life of a few months.
  • 27 Sep 1911 Lizette McConnell asks a decree of divorce and $500 alimony from August Thomas McConnell. She says that he has failed to provide, drinks up his money and threatened to kill her. She has made his living for him, she declares, and he has accused her of intimacy with their boards.
  • 27 Sep 1911 Marie Winnicki is seeking a divorce and $2,000 alimony from John Winnicki because she charges he called her bad names, denied he was the father of their child and beat her. She also says that he took the money away from her that she earned keeping boarders.
  • 27 Sep 1911 After thirty-six years of married life Mina Doenges finds she can no longer live with Fred Doenges and has filed suit for divorce. She claims he has frequently beaten her and that he calls her vile names. She asks the restoration of her maiden name, Hillman.
  • 29 Sep 1911 James F. Trevey was given a divorce from Myrtle Trevey at his costs, while she was given $550 alimony and her maiden name of Emory.
  • 29 Sep 1911 Mary Cleary was granted a divorce from James Cleary, together with her maiden name of Brossard, at her cost.
  • 29 Sep 1911 Part of the testimony was heard in the case of Anna M. Block vs. William Block.
  • 29 Sep 1911 The divorce suit of Amanda Jacobs vs. Moses Jacobs was dismissed.
  • 29 Sep 1911 The divorce suit of Marie Winnicki vs. John Winnicki was dismissed.
  • 29 Sep 1911 The divorce suit of Dora Springer vs. Guy Springer was dismissed.
  • 30 Sep 1911 Abigail VanAnda was granted a divorce in superior court from George VanAnda, Judge Yaple giving her custody of their two children and their household goods. The husband may visit the children at reasonable periods.
  • 30 Sep 1911 May Ovens says in her complaint that she married George Ovens, January 1, 1877, and separated yesterday; that all that time the latter was guilty of cruel treatment, striking, cursing and calling her names; that he is an habitual drunkard and has threatened to shoot her. She wants a divorce and makes the Rolling mills, where he is employed, and the Union Central Life Insurance company, in which he is insured, parties to the defense.
  • 30 Sep 1911 Clyde Dumbauld says his wife, Anna H. Dumbauld has an ungovernable temper and that she boasted to him of her relations with other men. He wants a divorce.
  • 30 Sep 1911 Kathleen Baker charges that Loyd Baker failed to provide, and she asks a divorce.

  • 01 Oct 1911 Mabel I. Strader wants a divorce from Charles M. Strader, alleging that he was cruel, that he failed to provide and finally left her; also that he associated with other women and carried on correspondence with them. He is a metal polisher and milder, and she wants, beside a divorce, $500 alimony, custody of their two children, aged three years and four months respectively, and support for them.
  • 01 Oct 1911 Hannah A. Hickey wants a divorce from Judson J. Hickey, alleging that he and his twenty-year-old son refused to support her or pay board during her brief wedded life, dating from Feb. 18 to May 25 this year. She also wants $500 alimony.
  • 01 Oct 1911 Anna M. Block was given a divorce from William Block in circuit court Saturday. She also was awarded custody of their four small children, alimony in the sum of $800, a city property and their household goods.
  • 03 Oct 1911 Pearl Sims was granted a divorce by Judge O'Rourke from Jefferson D. Sims. She charged cruel treatment.
  • 03 Oct 1911 In the superior court Monday Ray J. Markel was divorce from Bertha Markel at his costs.
  • 03 Oct 1911 Catherine Cutshall was granted a divorce from Lew I. Cutshall, her maiden name of Fritz and all household goods, at defendant's cost.
  • 03 Oct 1911 Evidence was heard in the divorce case of Mae Whitman vs. Oscar Whitman.
  • 03 Oct 1911 Evidence was heard in the divorce case of Florence Waters vs. Albert L. Waters.
  • 03 Oct. 1911 In her complaint for divorce from Robert Mellor, Ida A. Mellor claims that both her husband and his brother, Abraham Mellor, have been guilty of striking and beating her. She alleges that her husband is a habitual drunkard.
  • 04 Oct 1911 On his cross-complaint, Albert L. Waters was granted a divorce in the superior court from Florence Waters, who filed the original suit. He receives custody of the oldest child, his library, his personal effects and one horse and buggy. She was given the four smallest children, $500 alimony, crops, chickens, cow and household goods.
  • 04 Oct 1911 In the circuit court Marie Kemper was granted a divorce from Louis Kemper.
  • 05 Oct 1911 Ethel Fashbaugh was granted a divorce from Clarence Fashbaugh, custody of her two children and $25 a month support by the superior court.
  • 05 Oct 1911 Mae Whitman was divorced from Oscar Whitman in superior court.
  • 05 Oct 1911 Clara B. Wendt wants a divorce from Julius Wendt, charging that the defendant twice abandoned the plaintiff and her two children without support because of alleged infatuation from another woman, and eventually in 1909 left her for good in a strange place without any money. She wants the children.
  • 06 Oct 1911 The divorce of case of Anna vs. Edward Weddell was dismisses.
  • 06 Oct 1911 The divorce case of Myrtle vs. Noan Cottrell was dismissed.
  • 06 Oct 1911 The divorce case of Carrie vs. James McCormick was dismissed.
  • 06 Oct 1911 The divorce case of Edna vs. George Bellis was dismissed.
  • 06 Oct 1911 The divorce case of Emma vs. Elmer Doty was dismissed.
  • 06 Oct 1911 The divorce case of Addie vs. O. Diehm was dismissed.
  • 06 Oct 1911 The divorce case of John H. vs. Minnie Justice was dismissed.
  • 06 Oct 1911 The divorce case of Mary Alice vs. Joseph Dews was dismissed
  • 06 Oct 1911 The divorce case of George W. vs. Florence McPherson was dismissed.
  • 06 Oct 1911 The divorce case of Clara vs. John Percell was dismissed.
  • 06 Oct 1911 The divorce case of Alice vs. Elsworth Overly was dismissed.
  • 06 Oct 1911 The divorce case of Anna vs. Joseph Cole was dismissed.
  • 07 Oct 1911 The divorce case of Nora vs. Martin Cramer was dismissed.
  • 07 Oct 1911 The divorce case of Elnora vs. Charles H. McElroy was dismissed.
  • 07 Oct 1911 The divorce case of Minnie vs. Abraham Lincoln Denius was dismissed.
  • 07 Oct 1911 The divorce case of Clara vs. Joseph Banand was dismissed.
  • 07 Oct 1911 The divorce case of Lottie vs. Alfred Wraight was dismissed.
  • 07 Oct 1911 The divorce case of Ida vs. George Biemer was dismissed.
  • 07 Oct 1911 The divorce case of Emma J. vs. Alonzo Robert Waltz was dismissed.
  • 07 Oct 1911 The divorce case of Mauda vs. Bandetta Wheatstine was dismissed.
  • 07 Oct 1911 The divorce case of Eva vs. Arthur Ranner was dismissed.
  • 07 Oct 1911 The divorce case of Louise Rippe vs. Henry C. Rippe was sent by Judge O'Rourke to the Wells circuit court on motion for change of venue by defendant.
  • 07 Oct 1911 Viola Goings was granted a divorce in superior court from James Goings.
  • 07 Oct 1911 Emma Williams was given a divorce from William Williams.
  • 07 Oct 1911 Bertha Peters was granted a divorce from Arthur Peters in superior court.
  • 07 Oct 1911 Kathryn L. Mitchell filed a divorce suit in superior court against George W. Mitchell and the complaint was withdrawn from the files.
  • 07 Oct 1911 Ellen E. Rubin declares her husband, Adam E. Rubin, took their wedding gifts and under pretense of having them engraved, pawned them and squandered the money. She says also that he failed to provide, allowed her to earn her own living, and finally said he was tired of her and took a room to himself. She sues for support.
  • 08 Oct 1911 Edith Gaskins was granted a divorce in the superior court from Thomas Frederick Gaskins. He is awarded custody of the two children, aged 3 and 5 years, and is to pay her $5 a month.
  • 08 Oct 1911 The divorce case of Fannie vs. Louis C. Bruner was dismissed from the superior court docket yesterday.
  • 08 Oct 1911 Anna M. Block, who was divorced a few days ago from William Block, was granted an additional judgement for $80.
  • 08 Oct 1911 In the superior court a decree of divorce was granted to Leona Wells from Walter Wells.
  • 10 Oct 1911 The divorce case of Mary vs. Ignasius Blust was dismissed.
  • 10 Oct 1911 The divorce case of Mary vs. Paul Schmall was dismissed.
  • 10 Oct 1911 The divorce case of Elizabeth vs. Nathaniel Francis was dismissed
  • 10 Oct 1911 The divorce case of Anna vs. Daniel Hensinger was dismissed.
  • 10 Oct 1911 The divorce case of Olive vs. Earl Thrasher was dismissed.
  • 10 Oct 1911 Gertrude A. Tobias says that she and her husband, Raymond E. Tobias, separated after he boasted of his intimacy with other women, with whom she says he stayed away from home all night, and she wants a divorce, custody of their one child and $200 annual support.
  • 11 Oct 1911 Mary Pollock asks a divorce from Delbert Pollock in the circuit court after a wedded life which dated from July 31, 1866 to July, 1910, when defendant left her without support or provisions. She alleges that he choked and beat and cursed her and also accused her before her children of intimacy with other men.
  • 11 Oct 1911 Daisy B. Adams says her husband, Tilman B. Adams, took her to her engagements but would not stay to hear her play before her audiences. Instead, he went to a near-by saloon and awaited the end of the entertainment. Sometimes, she says, he was late in keeping these appointments. She also charges that he drank considerably. She says she gave him money to buy a second-hand automobile and start in the repair business, but he neglected business. She wants the auto, a divorce, her maiden name of Whisman and $1,000 alimony.
  • 12 Oct 1911 Maud Weimer says her husband, Arthur W. Weimer, says he will teach their three-year-old son to smoke cigarets as soon as he can and that he now gives the lad his pipe to hold between his teeth. In addition, he is charged with cruelly striking, beating and kicking his wife and slapping the child and with failure to provide. She wants a divorce, custody of the child and $500 alimony.
  • 12 Oct 1911 Edith Swarthwood wants a divorce from Thomas Swathwood and the custody of their four children. They live at 820 Barr street and the wife charges that her husband is an habitual drunkard, that he curses and abuses her and had accused her of infidelity in the presence of their family. She also says he struck and beat her frequently.
  • 12 Oct 1911 In the divorce case of Anna C. against Jacob Ensch the defendant has filed a suit to modify the decree so that he shall have the custody of the three minor children, but Judge Yaple in the superior court denied the prayer.
  • 13 Oct 1911 Lucinda Berry was granted a divorce from Robert Berry in the superior court, the plaintiff to pay the costs.
  • 13 Oct 1911 Louis C. Davis seeks a divorce from Thomas A. Davis and in a complaint filed in the circuit court charges that he ordered her out of their home, nagged at and abused her until she was force to leave him. She wants custody of their one child, $250 annually for its support and $3,000 alimony.
  • 13 Oct 1911 In the superior court Ida Blemer filed suit against George Blemer asking $20 a month for her support.
  • 17 Oct 1911 Dessie Baker alleges in her divorce complaint filed in the circuit court that John H. Baker abandoned her and their child in 1907 after a married life of four years. She asks a decree and custody of the child.
  • 18 Oct 1911 Roy Thomas asks divorce from Catherine Thomas, alleging that she admitted her immoral relations with other men, that she received letters indicating the nature of her relationship with others and visited wine parlors and chill parlors in Fort Wayne with them. He specifically sets forth that she lived two weeks with a B & O conductor at a northern Indiana lake this summer.
  • 18 Oct 1911 In a sensational suit, Laura Kline asks a separation for two years from Henry Kline, St. Joseph township farmer, who she accuses of beating her and her daughter and threatening to take their lives. She says he made her do manual labor in the fields and compelled her and her daughter to leave the home October 16. She asks, besides a separation, the custody of her daughter and $40 a month support, besides a restraining order to prevent him from disposing of his property which was granted by Judge O'Rourke.
  • 18 Oct 1911 Ida H. Meller was granted a divorce from Robert Meller by Judge Yaple, after she appeared in superior court exhibiting a black eye which she attributed to the defendant.
  • 18 Oct 1911 Clara Percell was granted a divorce from John Percell by the superior court at her costs.
  • 18 Oct 1911 Laura B. Wood was divorced in superior court from Eugene Wood. She was given the custody of two of their children and he was given one.
  • 18 Oct 1911 Ella Need, in circuit court, charged desertion, and was granted a divorce from Eli Need. Her maiden name of Beam was restored.
  • 19 Oct 1911 William Michael charges his wife, Helen Michael with cursing him, refusing to get his meals, absenting herself from home and finally abandoning his altogether. He wants a divorce and their three sons, leaving her the youngest child, a girl.
  • 19 Oct 1911 In the superior court Kathryn Mitchell was granted a divorce from George W. Mitchell. She is given her maiden name of Moritz.
  • 19 Oct 1911 Hattie Hulbert was divorced from Oscar Hulbert in superior court.
  • 19 Oct 1911 The case of Catherine vs. Francis Lippo was taken under advisement after evidence was heard.
  • 20 Oct 1911 William Michaels, who filed suit for divorce from Helen Michaels Wednesday, was granted his decree in the superior court yesterday. He gets their three sons while she retains the daughter.
  • 21 Oct 1911 Nora Handy wants a divorce from George D. Handy, alleging ten years of cruelty, chief of which her husband's alleged declaration that he was not the father of her youngest child. She is the mother of seven children, but asks the custody of just this youngest one, together with the privilege of visiting the others.
  • 21 Oct 1911 Bertha Croy was granted a divorce on her cross-complaint from Ira W. Croy. She also obtained custody of their two children, possession of their household goods and $8 a month support.
  • 24 Oct 1911 Lida B. Rosenbrock says John F. abandoned her after a two years married life, during which he had failed to support her. He left her in 1905, she says, on a sick bed with no support and only one scuttle of coal in the house.
  • 24 Oct 1911 Marth Strine, in a complaint for divorce filed in superior court says Frank Strine is a habitual drunkard and that they separated after she was forced by the defendant by threats of bodily harm, to give him $75 on July 13, 1911.
  • 25 Oct 1911 Lizetta McConnell was granted a divorce in superior court from Thomas McConnell.
  • 25 Oct 1911 Flossie P. Gaskill sues her husband, Geo. G. Gaskill for reasonable support, alleging in a complaint filed in superior court, that the defendant struck and beat her and chased her out of the house last July 21st.
  • 25 Oct 1911 Maggie Gaines wants a divorce from Allan Gaines, charging habitual drunkenness, cruel treatment and failure to provide. She also wants custody of their six children, alimony and her maiden name of Vena.
  • 25 Oct 1911 Adelia Burkholder filed suit for divorce from Henry Burkholder, asks for $2,000 alimony.
  • 25 Oct 1911 Fannie Shepherd is suing George for Divorce and asks that the real estate, valued at $4,000 and owned by them jointly, be ordered sold and the proceeds divided between them.
  • 26 Oct 1911 In the superior court Judge Yaple decided that he had no jurisdiction in the divorce suit of Flossie Gaskill against George Gaskill. The husband insisted that his wife is a resident of Ohio and has not lived in Indiana the two years required by law.
  • 26 Oct 1911 Denna Vance in the superior court entered suit for divorce from Henry Vance. She alleges non-support and it is asked that her husband's employers be restrained from paying him any money until the case is settled. She asks $500 alimony.
  • 27 Oct 1911 The case of Ernestine vs. August Bork was dismissed in the superior court.
  • 27 Oct 1911 Jessie Kahler, brought action against her former husband, Aaron Herbst, to compel him to pay support money into court for her and her two children, according to judgment granted he in her divorce case. The defendant was enjoined from drawing his money and his employers were ordered to make payment into court of money already overdue.
  • 28 Oct 1911 Adelia Burkholder vs. Henry Burkholder, complaint filed in superior court three days ago, was dismissed.
  • 28 Oct 1911 In the superior court the divorce suit of Sylvania vs. August Moore was dismissed.
  • 28 Oct 1911 In the superior court the divorce suit of Elvina C. vs. Jacob Lehman was dismissed.
  • 28 Oct 1911 Catherine Lipps was granted a separation from Francis Lipps at her costs in superior court.
  • 28 Oct 1911 Olive B. Aker asks a divorce in superior court against Roy T. Aker, alleging in her complaint that he knocked her down, rendering her unconscious for a long time and putting her under the care of a physician; that he subsequently abandoned her and had failed to support.
  • 28 Oct 1911 Olive Reader, who asks a divorce from Ephraim Reader in a complaint filed in circuit court, says her husband destroyed her wedding millinery soon after their marriage and refused to buy her another, that he made her return a dress she purchased on the payment plan and bragged about taking another sweetheart riding with him. She wants custody of their child.
  • 29 Oct 1911 Mrs. Albert Hettler, whose husband filed a divorce case a few days ago in circuit court, yesterday filed a motion for support, charging that he failed to provide her with clothes.

  • 01 Nov 1911 Gertrude A. Tobias was given a divorce in superior court from Raymond E. Tobias. She also received custody of their child and $20 a month support.
  • 01 Nov 1911 Edith Swarthwood was granted a limited separation for one year from Thomas Swathwood, who is to pay $12 a month for support.
  • 02 Nov 1911 Emma Taylor says Luther Taylor swore at, cursed, beat, struck and kicked her for a period of the past eleven years, and she asks a divorce, custody of their seven children and reasonable alimony and support. A temporary restraining order was secured enjoining him from molesting her.
  • 02 Nov 1911 Winton J. Bennett was granted a divorce in the superior court while his wife, Ida M., was given custody of their four children, he to pay $20 a month support.
  • 03 Nov 1911 Florence Clapesettle, of Lake township, wants a divorce from Eli Monroe Clapesettle because, among other things, he pinches her, sleeps with a revolver under his pillow, and conversed in low tones with his mother about her. He also refused, she says, to go with her to her sister's funeral at Huntington, that he accused her of being disloyal, and once raised his hand to strike her. She says he promised her a home of her own but that they lived with his parents all the time except for one period of one week and another of three weeks. He sold everything he had to his father for $800, and went away, leaving her with Fort Wayne relatives. In eight weeks he wrote her for money, that being the first she had heard from him. She asks custody of their child and $500 alimony.
  • 03 Nov 1911 Dr. Edmund P. Banning states in a divorce complaint filed in the circuit court that Carina Banning refused to live with him since 1901, and he asks a decree. They were married in 1879, and he alleges that she left him in 1901, and that she has been cruel in her refusal to return to him, although he has offered her a comfortable home.
  • 03 Nov 1911 Judge Yaple in the superior court granted to Wilhelmina Black a divorce from Herbert G. Black. She charged failure to provide, and stated he had rather be a bartender at $15 a week than to earn $25 as a machinist.
  • 04 Nov 1911 The divorce case of Maude vs. Arthur W. Weimier was dismissed in superior court.
  • 04 Nov 1911 The divorce case of Fernie vs. George T. Shepherd was dismissed in superior court.
  • 04 Nov 1911 Mary Courdevey says that, although she was married to Clement Courdevey only last May, he left her alone at nights and went out to dance, has been absent from home so long as a week at a time, without telling her where he spent his time, refused to have an operation performed to relieve one of her feet that is injured, and abused her child by a former marriage so that it was force to leave home. She charges that he left her a few days ago without a cent and that she is supporting herself at the washtub. He has money, she says, and displayed it and said he would give her none.
  • 07 Nov 1911 Nannie V. Stearns asks a divorce from William Stearns in the circuit court. She alleges failure to support for three years, cruelty and separation for two years. She asks custody of their two daughters.
  • 07 Nov 1911 Calvin H. English alleges that Margaret Desdemona English abandoned him and he wants a divorce. A suit was filed in circuit court.
  • 07 Nov 1911 Marian White says that after Dora White lived with him from June, 1909 to April, 1910, she left him and went to live with one Keck, whose first name the husband does not know. Aside from that, the woman is charged with drinking beer with strange men and with having them call at her home in the absence of her husband.
  • 07 Nov 1911 Jennie Shoemaker secured a divorce from James Shoemaker in the superior court and was given the custody of the child.
  • 08 Nov 1911 In a highly sensational divorce complaint filed in the superior court Tuesday, Mrs. Ferdinand Meier charges that her husband, a member of the Fort Wayne city park board, has been guilty of relations unbecoming a husband with one Lulu Gaffy, the culmination of which was his departure from this city for Cleveland, O., with the Gaffy woman the last day of last month. She says he admits his relations toward the third party and once promised to cease all such further unbecoming relations. She says he failed to do this, however, and besides his infidelity to his wife, she says he is cruel and has threatened to kill her. She secured a restraining order and she asks a divorce, $15,000 alimony, household goods and custody of their daughter, for whom she wants $50 a month support.
  • 08 Nov 1911 Essie P. Fisher was granted a divorce from William H. Fisher.
  • 08 Nov 1911 Edna Winans asks a divorce from Lawrence Winans in the superior court because he made her live with his parents and would not provide themselves a home. She wants her maiden name of Clark.
  • 11 Nov 1911 Louise Brandt asks a divorce in superior court from Karl Brandt of Kankakee, Ill., on the grounds of failure to provide. She says he appropriated her earnings for drink. She asks $500 alimony, custody of two children and $20 a month support.
  • 14 Nov 1911 Herman Radke asks a divorce from Caroline Radke, alleging cruel treatment and association with men and women of questionable character in wine rooms, etc.
  • 14 Nov 1911 Klea Lamphier was granted a divorce from John C. Lamphier in the superior court, with custody of their minor child, the father to pay $8 a month support.
  • 14 Nov 1911 Judge Yaple granted a divorce to Thomas Blanks from Stella Blanks.
  • 15 Nov 1911 The divorce suit of Martha vs. Frank Stine was dismissed.
  • 15 Nov 1911 The divorce suit of Willard E. vs. Dora M. Pressler was dismissed.
  • 15 Nov 1911 The divorce suit of Mary vs. Clement Courdevey was dismissed.
  • 15 Nov 1911 The divorce case of Maggie vs. Allan Gaines was heard in the superior court.
  • 15 Nov 1911 Edith M. Wood is suing Louis Wood, to whom she was married in 1907, and from whom she separated Monday, for divorce in the superior court. She claims that since her marriage she has been forced to work out by the day in order to provide food and clothing for herself and her two children, although Louis was able to work himself. She asks the custody of the two children and $1,000 alimony. She obtained a restraining order.
  • 16 Nov 1911 Elizabeth S. Schuster was granted a divorce from Henry W. Schuster, together with custody of the minor children and $500 alimony, she to pay costs of the action in the superior court.
  • 16 Nov 1911 The divorce case of Abbie vs. Milton Koontz was dismissed in the superior court.
  • 16 Nov 1911 The divorce case of Minnie vs. Fred Doenges was dismissed in the superior court.
  • 17 Nov 1911 Melvin Kaylor asks a divorce in superior court from Ruth Kaylor, alleging that she abandoned him last April 10 and has up to two months ago frequented places of lewd character in Fort Wayne with other men. He asks custody of their baby, born November 2 this year, and now at the home of the mother's mother. The plaintiff in the case is twenty and says his wife is not yet seventeen.
  • 18 Nov 1911 Kathleen Baker was given a decree of divorce from Lloyd I. Baker in the superior court and her maiden name of Tirsway was restored.
  • 18 Nov 1911 Evidence was heard by superior court in the case of Emeline vs. William H. Bowsman, for divorce.
  • 19 Nov 1911 Abbie Koontz says Milton Koontz failed to provide for her and her two children, aged 3 and 5 years, as well as denied that he was the father of the offspring before other people. She wants a divorce and custody of the children.
  • 19 Nov 1911 Emeline Bowsman was granted a divorce from William H. Bowsman and custody of their minor child in the superior court.
  • 21 Nov 1911 Eugene George says his wife abandoned him March 6, 1909 and he wants a divorce.
  • 21 Nov 1911 Herman Radke was granted a divorce from Caroline Radke, whom he charged with visiting wine rooms with other men. He is to pay her $10 a month for five months.
  • 22 Nov 1911 Ethel Knepper declares that Harry L. Knepper, from whom she seeks a divorce in superior court, struck her and broke her shoulder blade and choked her until she was almost dead, besides beating, striking, slapping and kicking her at divers times. She says he was also convicted of grand larceny. She asks custody of their child.
  • 22 Nov 1911 Charging that her husband, Ernest Henchen, a young farmer of Aboite township, drew a gun on her and threatened also to kill her brother, besides swearing at her, accusing her of infidelity, throwing pancakes in her face and tipping over 24 gallons of milk on the floor for spite, Elsie M. Henchen asks the superior court to grant her a divorce and give her $2,500 alimony.
  • 23 Nov 1911 Katie E. Kimmel asks a divorce from Jacob C. Kimmel on the grounds that he has been keeping another woman for five years. During the last six months she has only has $2 with which to buy clothes. She asks $500 alimony and custody of children.
  • 23 Nov 1911 Dr. Edmund P. Banning was granted a divorce from Corina Banning, to whom he must pay $5,000 alimony. He told the court they had lived separately under the same roof since 1901. They were married in 1879.
  • 23 Nov 1911 Guy E. Hodgins has applied for a divorce from his wife, who kept an arsenal in the house and threatened to kill him.
  • 23 Nov 1911 Elizabeth Mohl wants a divorce, $1,000 alimony and her maiden name Lusch, according to a complaint filed in the superior court against Philip Mohl. She claims he was a habitual drunkard and that he never supported her.
  • 24 Nov 1911 Edith Laurent alleges failure to provide and wants a divorce and custody of their child.
  • 24 Nov 1911 Alice Underwood asks a divorce from Harry B. Underwood, declaring that he threatened to cut her throat and she had to lock herself up to prevent him from carrying out his purpose.
  • 25 Nov 1911 Judge O'Rourke granted Mrs. Margaret English a temporary allowance of $300 in the divorce suit of Dr. C.H. English.
  • 26 Nov 1911 Bertha Becker was granted a divorce from August Becker in the superior court.
  • 26 Nov 1911 Peter A. King, who says he married Ethel King at Albion, December 19, 1908, asks a divorce on serious charges, in which Jimmy Henderson is mentioned as co-respondent. King says he and his wife lived temporarily at Bay City, Mich., when the trouble occurred July 18, 1910. Emphatic denial is made of an erroneous report that the co-respondent in the King divorce case, Jimmie Henderson, is the same person as "Goodie" Henderson, school teacher.
  • 28 Nov 1911 Bessie Corbat became a mother Monday, co-incident with which very important event, she brought suit against the husband and father, Albert Corbat, in Allen circuit court to obtain money with which to buy clothes for the new arrival. She says she has neither the care necessary nor money or provisions; that the new father abandoned her without a cent and has not provided her a home since he sold his farm crops soon after their wedding and went west. She is at her mother's and her mother, as a result of an injury, cannot climb the stairs to her room to look after her and the child. Albert, she says, is with his father. She asks $50 allowance and $25 a month support for mother and babe.
  • 28 Nov 1911 Audrey C. Castrot charges Archie O. Castrot with failing to provide and abandonment and wants a divorce. The defendant's present whereabouts are unknown.
  • 28 Nov 1911 Mahion White was granted a divorce from Dorothy White in superior court.
  • 28 Nov 1911 William Vancamp was granted a divorce in the superior court from Nettie Vancamp. Plaintiff was given custody of a child.
  • 29 Nov 1911 Margaret English filed a cross-complaint in circuit court Tuesday in reply to Dr. English's suit for divorce. She alleges abandonment.
  • 29 Nov 1911 Clara F. Duncan asks a limited separation from Lee W. Duncan, custody of their child and $30 a month support. She charges that her husband was cruel, distrusted her cursed her and once dragged her from bed and beat her until her arms were blue.
  • 30 Nov 1911 Florence Clapseattle was granted a divorce from E. M. Clapseattle in superior court yesterday and was granted the custody of their child together with an allowance for its support.

  • 03 Dec 1911 Flora H. Cavalier was granted a divorce from John C. Cavalier and was given $1,200 alimony.
  • 03 Dec 1911 Hezekiah Phoenix has entered suit in the superior court for divorce from Anna Wilson Phoenix, alleging abandonment.
  • 05 Dec 1911 The divorce case of Peter A. vs. Ethel King was dismissed.
  • 06 Dec 1911 Maddelene Keller asks a limited separation from Casper Keller in a complaint which, besides alleging grounds of habitual drunkenness, failure to provide, cruelty and cursing and beating her, says the defendant had her arrested on a charge of insanity, which was not sustained.
  • 06 Dec 1911 Ida L. Hamontree asks a divorce and $1,000 alimony from Frederick Hamontree, charging that he beat, kicked, cursed and failed to provide for her.
  • 07 Dec 1911 Jay M. Robison declares that his wife, Emma G. Robison, constantly nagged at him all the time he was home, that she swore and cursed him and called him crazy and silly and complained because he did not make enough money, and he wants a divorce and all proper relief. He says, moreover, that he mortgaged his property to set her up in the boarding house business and that she keeps all the money.
  • 08 Dec 1911 L. W. Duncan, whose wife recently filed a complaint in court asking for a divorce, has filed a cross-complaint.
  • 08 Dec 1911 Louise C. David was granted a divorce from Thomas A. Davis, and given $800 alimony, the custody of their child and $6 a month for its support.
  • 09 Dec 1911 Cora Knepper asks a divorce from William H. Knepper and $500 alimony on the grounds of failure to provide and cruel treatment. She says he got drunk whenever he had the money and beat, struck and kicked her.
  • 09 Dec 1911 Frances Brill was given a divorce from Henry J. Brill and her maiden name was restored by Judge Yaple. She charged abandonment, the defendant being supposed to be in Oklahoma.
  • 09 Dec 1911 Pearl Curran was granted a divorce from John W. Curran and was given custody of their minor child.
  • 10 Dec 1911 Minnie Meier was granted a divorce from Ferdinand Meier, manufacturer and member of the city park board, by the superior court Saturday. She also received $5,500 alimony and custody of their minor child. She alleged cruelty and infidelity.
  • 12 Dec 1911 Dema Vance was granted a divorce in superior court from Henry Vance and the plaintiff was allowed to resume her maiden name of Anglemeyer.
  • 12 Dec 1911 Louis Voelke asks the superior court to grant him a divorce from Sarah Voelker, whom he accuses of cruelty. He says she would not cook his meals, mend his clothes or attend to her household cuties and that for the past three years he has been compelled to cook his own breakfasts. He says she was friendly with other men and posed as a single woman at dances. They were married Dec. 4, 1904, and separated on their wedding anniversary this year.
  • 13 Dec 1911 Dr. Zeaneth Stamets filed action for a decree of divorce from his wife, Eva C. Stamets, in the office of County Clerk Gerding and later on obtaining and order from Judge O'Rourke the complaint was withdrawn from file.
  • 13 Dec 1911 William Walker begins action against his wife, Katie Walker, for a decree of divorce. Walker is a Home telephone line-man. He says his wife would not prepare meals for him; that she was deaf to his entreaties to go home with him; that she kept to the streets. Mrs. Walker is charged with a liking for other men, and after toying with an automobile driver who camped near her home she finally abandoned her husband.
  • 14 Dec 1911 Judge O'Rourke granted Edna P. Middleton a decree of divorce from Arthur D. Middleton and gave the mother the custody of their child, Clifford Earl Middleton. The father is asked to pay $6 a month for its support.
  • 15 Dec 1911 Mrs. Laura Deutchman was granted a decree of divorce from Peter Deutchman and Judge Yaple awarded the mother the custody of their children.
  • 15 Dec 1911 Mrs. Rilla Willis filed in the superior court an action for divorce from Joseph Willis. Mrs. Willis charges that the husband was cruel to her, that he provided no home for her or contributed to her support.
  • 15 Dec 1911 Mrs. Luelia Keitner begins action for divorce from Samuel Keitner. The husband wouldn't talk to his wife, did everything to embarrass her, neglected her and finally Mrs. Keitner say he abandoned her.
  • 16 Dec 1911 Peter A. King was granted a decree of divorce from Ethel King by Judge Yaple.
  • 16 Dec 1911 Mrs. Clara Reed asks for a divorce, the restoration of her maiden name, Warner, the custody of her one-year-old child, $10 a month for its support and $500 alimony in her suit against Earl Reed., filed in the superior court. She alleges that he called her vile names, threatened her and forced her to go home.
  • 17 Dec 1911 Nannie Stearns was granted a divorce from William Stearns in the circuit court.
  • 17 Dec 1911 In the superior court, Emma Bishop was granted a divorce from Del D. Bishop. She charged abandonment.
  • 19 Dec 1911 Minnie Myers was granted a divorce by the superior court from John Meyers.
  • 19 Dec 1911 Sarah A. Kromm, on her cross complaint, was granted a divorce in superior court from Moses Kromm.
  • 19 Dec 1911 Daisy M. Henry asks the superior court to give her a divorce from Theodore M. Henry on the grounds of failure to provide.
  • 20 Dec 1911 Mary Schneider asks a divorce from Maurice Scheider, saloon keeper, on the grounds of habitual drunkenness. She says he was abusive and threatened her life, placing his hand in his hip pocket to convey to her that he would do as he said. She also says he threatened boarders at her hotel, and when arrested, was found to be armed with a revolver. She does not want her business spoiled in this manner.
  • 20 Dec 1911 Fred Lindner in a divorce complaint filed in the superior court, says his wife paid too much attention to her mother's boarders, and that she reminded him that she could get along without him by throwing dishes at his head. She formerly sang at a local picture show.
  • 21 Dec 1911 A change of venue to Huntington circuit court was granted on motion of the plaintiff in the circuit court in the divorce case of Dr. Calvin H. English vs. Margaret D. English.
  • 21 Dec 1911 Judge O'Rourke is hearing the divorce case of James A. vs. Mary J. McCormick. The plaintiff says his wife abandoned him on 1898 without cause and he does not now known her whereabouts.
  • 22 Dec 1911 Mary Lindner, defendant in a divorce suit filed by Fred A. Lindner, filed a cross-complaint yesterday, charging the later with being a flirt and with choking and striking her. She says he told her he had as soon be with his friend Walker, self-confessed uxorcide, and that someday he would treat her as Beattle did his wife.
  • 23 Dec 1911 Papa will not play Santa Claus Christmas morning in the Badders household. Mrs. Cora P. Badders was granted a divorce Friday afternoon from William H. Badders by Judge Yaple, upon hearing her tale of disappointment. To her was awarded the care of their two daughters, ages 7 and 9 years each, and the father must pay $10 a month for their support. In her complaint, Mrs. Badders says her husband was cruel, that he called her names and that he went out with other women. She says he dared her to get a divorce.
  • 23 Dec 1911 Because she called him vile names and refused to cook his meals for him and remained out late at night without explaining where she had been, Benjamin F. Johnson is asking for a divorce from Nora Johnson. The couple were married in 1897 and separated the early part of this month.
  • 23 Dec 1911 Sarah M. Voelker has filed a cross complaint in the suit for divorce brought in the superior court by Louis C. Voelker. She asks $1,000 alimony, alleging that Voelker failed to provide properly for her, that he frequently choked her, and that he on several occasions swore at her and falsely accused her of unchastity.
  • 24 Dec 1911 David H. Nickelson filed a plea for divorce in superior court, alleging that his wife, Pearl Nickelson, would not attend to her household duties, often abandoned him, whereupon he was compelled to coax her home again, and she refused to cook for the harvest hands. Mrs. Nickelson left home last Dec 9, and this time Nickelson did not coax her back. Judge Yaple granted him the divorce.
  • 28 Dec 1911 Frederick McCoy says in his divorce complaint that his wife, Lottie McCoy, after living with him a few months declared that she was tired of married life and left him. He also charges habitual drunkenness and association with bad men and women.
  • 28 Dec 1911 When it was brought out in the trial before Judge O'Rourke in the circuit court that the plaintiff, Albert Lighthill, in a divorce proceeding against Lydia Lighthill, was supporting a child born to him by another woman, Lighthill lost no time in dismissing the case and getting "out from under."
  • 28 Dec 1911 Zeruah Winebrenner was divorced by Judge O'Rourke from Oscar P. Winebrenner and was granted custody of the daughter, Bertha. The husband was given custody of the son, Lawrence and is to pay $25 alimony and $5 a month support.
  • 29 Dec 1911 Otto Winklemeyer was granted a divorce from Bergie Pearl Winklemeyer in superior court. She was granted her maiden name of Dunn.
  • 29 Dec 1911 The case of Josephine vs. John Lutes was dismissed from the superior court.
  • 29 Dec 1911 Harry Drage is asking for a divorce from Augusta Drage, whom he married in October, 1909, and who deserted him the following September.
  • 31 Dec 1911 Velma Burlingame, 1723 Richardson street, wants a decree of divorce from her husband, Edward C. an employee of the Fort Wayne & Northern Indiana Traction company, alleging that for the past four years he has failed to support her; that he was an habitual drunkard; was guilty of cruel treatment when he blacked her eyes and that they have not lived together since October 8. She asks for a restraining order, preventing him from disposing of his property or drawing his salary and for $1,000 alimony.
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