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Divorce News and Records, Allen Co., Indiana

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1912

Fort Wayne News - FWN
Fort Wayne Sentinel - FWS
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette - JG


  • 01 Jan 1912 Velma Burlingame, 1723 Richardson street, has applied to the circuit court for a divorce from Edward C. Burlingame, an employee of the Fort Wayne and Northern Traction company. She left him last October when he hit her and blacked her eyes. FWS
  • 02 Jan 1912 According to a complaint filed by Sophia Ludwick in the first divorce suit of the new year, Winfield Ludwick opened a new brand of objection when he forbade her to go to her father's funeral. She also says he did not supply her with clothing enough to keep her warm. Then she charges he called her names too vile to put into her complaint, that he knocked her down and kicked her frequently and that he failed to provide. She obtained a restraining order to prevent him from disposing of his property. They were married March 9, 1907, and separated last week. FWS
  • 03 Jan 1912 Because Ferman Feichter was but seventeen years of age when he married Blanche Feichter, in May of last year, he now is seeking to have the marriage annulled. The couple separated yesterday. FWN
  • 04 Jan 1912 Luella Keltner was granted a divorce from Samuel Keltner in the circuit court late Thursday afternoon. FWN
  • 04 Jan 1912 Anna Walters has entered suit for divorce from Mark Walters. FWN
  • 04 Jan 1912 Lillian D. Stein wants a divorce from William D. Stein, to whom she was married April 4, 1907, and whom she left Dec. 3, because he would not support her. She also asks the restoration of her maiden name, Beamer. FWN
  • 05 Jan 1912 The divorce suit of Daisy B. against Tillman Adams is occupying the attention of Judge Carl Yaple in the superior court. FWN
  • 08 Jan 1912 After Christina Miller, eighteen years old, had told why she had Norman Miller arrested for a fraudulent marriage, she could not prove to the satisfaction of Judge O'Rourke that he had abandoned her within two years and the court told them to run along and be good. The husband said he was willing to live with his wife and support her, but there were some parental influences that worked against him and there was no apparent reason why he should be locked-up. He has been in jail for several days. FWN
  • 08 Jan 1912 In a complaint filed in the superior court today Bessie Schultz asked for a divorce from Fred A. Schultz, the custody of their baby, two and a half years old and was granted a restraining order to prevent the husband from drawing his wages at the Fort Wayne Electric works. They live at 323 East Lewis street. The wife says they were married August 8, 1908, and separated last week. She charges that he cursed her, threw missiles at her and beat her. It is also charged that he beat and abused his baby. FWN
  • 09 Jan 1912 Edith Laurent was granted a divorce from Charles J. Laurent in the superior court Tuesday afternoon. She also was given the custody of the couple's minor child. FWN
  • 09 Jan 1912 Grace P. Thomas entered suit in the circuit court yesterday for a divorce from John D. Thomas, alleging that he had compelled her to appear as a circus performer until her health had been injured and in addition and beaten and choked her and threatened to kill her. At the same time she secured a court order under which Harry H. Varner, thirteen, a son by a former marriage, was restored to her. She is ill at her home, 512Fairmount place, and says her illness is due to the life of a trapeze performer, which she followed with her husband. She designated a "blindfold leap" as one of the nerve-wreckers and is tired of the business. FWN
  • 10 Jan 1912 Levi M. Jackson has set a cash valuation on wives and if Judge O'Rourke finds with him in his suit against William Schoffman, better halves will know in the future just what they amount to. He asks $2,500 for his wife and demands that Schoffman pay it, since it seems that Schoffman now has her. Jackson is a railroader, and when he returned from a run several nights ago he found Mrs. Jackson and Schoffman in a compromising position. In Connection with this suit Jackson has filed one against his wife for possession of $350 worth of furniture which he claims she is wrongfully holding from him. The couple lived on West Superior street. FWN
  • 10 Jan 1912 Carl Kinsey says that his wife once accused him of crying at his mother's funeral out of a since of duty rather than because of mental anguish, that she forced him to make an itemized statement of everything he spent, that she made him do the cooking, refused to talk to him, and that she locked him out of the house. The occasion for saying all these things about her is that he wants a divorce. FWN
  • 10 Jan 1912 Lillian D. Stein was granted a divorce from William D. Stein in the superior court Wednesday morning. FWN
  • 11 Jan 1912 Daisy B. Adams testified in her divorce suit against Tillman B. Adams in the superior court today that he had a dozen suits of clothes while she had barely enough to permit her to go out among her friends. The hearing was resumed today and the case is being bitterly fought. FWN
  • 11 Jan 1912 Louise Brandl was granted a divorce from Karl Brandl in the superior court and given $500 alimony, custody of their two children and $20 a month support. FWN
  • 12 Jan 1912 Grace P. Thomas, a trapeze performer, known in show circles as Mrs. John H. Rohan, was granted a divorce in the circuit court this afternoon from John T. Thomas and her name was changed to Varner, which was that of her first husband. She testified that her husband compelled her to work when she was not able. Her name before her marriage was Lotz and she has lived in Fort Wayne most of her life. FWN
  • 13 Jan 1912 Florence F. Havert had entered suit for divorce from Louis Havert, asking $3,500 alimony. She alleges that Havert choked her and that for two years he failed to make provisions for her, forcing her to work in a factory to support herself and child. FWN
  • 13 Jan 1912 Mary Hettler was granted a divorce from Albert Hettler by Judge Edward O'Rourke Saturday morning on her cross complaint. She alleged desertion and failure to provide. FWN
  • 17 Jan 1912 Mary E. Hayes has instituted suit for divorce from Levi F. Hayes, to whom she was wedded thirty-eight years ago. She charges cruelty, failure to provide and association with other women, and in addition to divorce wants $1,000 alimony. FWN
  • 17 Jan 1912 Judge Yaple in the superior court granted Albert Lighthill a divorce from Lydia Lighthill. FWN
  • 18 Jan 1912 In granting Albert Lighthall a divorce from Lydia Lighthall, Judge Yaple decreed that Lighthall pay $5 per month for the support of the three-year-old child of the couple, and the mother is given custody of the little one. FWS
  • 19 Jan 1912 Eva M. Clarke has sued Fred Clarke for a divorce, charging abandonment and failure to provide. They lived together from 1896 to 1910 and the wife says she was abandoned after she had been compelled to make her own living. He is also charged with habitual drunkenness. FWS
  • 19 Jan 1912 In addition to a divorce, Kate Knock is asking $5,000 alimony from George T. Knock, and has secured a restraining order to prevent him from visiting her at her home or molesting her in any way. In support of her complaint she says they were married in September, 1902, that within two years afterward he began to call her names so foul she does not want to put them in her complaint, that he has accused her of infidelity, threatened to kill her, slapped her and is a habitual drunkard. FWS
  • 19 Jan 1912 Mary F. Trentman is seeking the aid of the court in forcing Augustin N. Trentman to support her. She charges he left her in Philadelphia and came here to live with his mother and that he has provided nothing for her support. He is employed by the Fort Wayne and Northern Indiana Traction company, and the company is made party to the suit. FWS
  • 19 Jan 1912 Margaret Merz has filed a complaint in the superior court asking the Nicholas Merz be ordered to support her. He is employed by the Pennsylvania company, and she charges he has neglected to give her any money or provisions. FWS
  • 20 Jan 1912 Charles H. Weilert has entered suit for a divorce from Silvia N. Weilert, who resides at Auburn, Ind. He accuses her of abandonment and says she may keep her two children, which he asks permission to visit. FWS
  • 20 Jan 1912 Lewis Kellogg in his complaint for a divorce from Lucy Kellogg, filed in the superior court Saturday, alleges that she called him vile names and that on Jan. 13 she abandoned him. He asks the custody of the one minor child. The couple were married Aug. 6, 1904. FWN
  • 23 Jan 1912 In a cross complaint in the original suit for divorce brought by Daisy E. Henry against Theodore M. Henry, in the superior court, the husband tells some naughty things he claims his wife has been doing and asks an absolute divorce. He alleges that ever since they were married Daisy E. has cursed him and frequently has threatened to kill him. Things came to a crisis, however, on the night of January 16, 1912, when, as he alleges in his cross complaint, he returned home to find his wife and a man named Carl Sleighbecker together. He forced an entrance to the rooms and he and Sleighbecker "mixed it up," with his wife beseeching Sleighbecker to "kill him." FWN
  • 23 Jan 1912 George Gilsinger is asking for a divorce from Mary Gilsinger, whom he married June 23, 1902, and who left him in December, 1906. FWN
  • 23 Jan 1912 Eugene George was granted a divorce from Helen George in the superior court Tuesday morning on grounds of abandonment. FWN
  • 23 Jan 1912 The suit of Cora Knepper against William Knepper was heard in the superior court this afternoon with the probability that a decree would be granted as the husband is not resisting it. FWS
  • 25 Jan 1912 Carl E. Galer in his suit for divorce from Anna Galer claims that she has cut up some high jinks in Chicago with a male companion and that she attempted to get the same man to take her to Indianapolis. The couple were married in 1905 and separated a couple of weeks ago. FWN
  • 25 Jan 1912 Nicholas Merz says that his wife threatened that she would sick some of her husky male friends onto him, and that she threatened to kill him with a razor. He urges these facts as grounds for a divorce. The wife recently sued Nick for support. FWN
  • 25 Jan 1912 William D. Schoppmann has been ordered to pay $1,500 to Levi M. Jackson as judgment in Jackson's suit for the alienation of his wife's affections. FWN
  • 29 Jan 1912 Daisy B. Adams got a divorce decree, one automobile and the household goods under a decision rendered by Judge Yaple in a suit in the superior court today. Tillman B. Adams, the husband, resisted the suit and it was shown that the property given the wife was bought with her money. FWS
  • 29 Jan 1912 Mollie Schnelle says in her divorce complaint that Theodore G. Schnelle abandoned her in 1899, after nineteen years of married life and she has since been compelled to earn her own living. FWS
  • 29 Jan 1912 Florence Havert was granted a divorce in the circuit court Monday from Louis T. Havert. She was given the custody of the one minor child and $300 alimony. FWN
  • 30 Jan 1912 Audrey Castret got a divorce in the superior court this afternoon from Archie Castret and it saw the end of a lunch room romance. He was a curly haired waiter and she was introduced by "a lady friend." They were married, went west, where she supported herself and finally left her husband. She resumed her maiden name of Moss and went back to the ticket office of the picture show house in time to sell tickets this afternoon. FWS
  • 30 Jan 1912 Amanda A. Jacobs, 1628 North Harrison street, has filed suit for divorce from Moses Jacobs in the superior court and asks $2,000 alimony and the custody of two minor children. She alleges that he frequently beat her, besides calling her vile names and falsely accusing her of unfaithfulness. FWN
  • 30 Jan 1912 Mary Caton objects to being watched and followed by her husband, John L. Caton, and she asks a divorce from him with this as one of the grounds for seeking it. She also says that he failed to provide for her, although capable of earning $4 a day and that while he pretended to be working in Toledo, he was her dogging her footsteps. She was force to go to St. Louis to get one of the children he had taken away with him and says she was called vile names by her husband. FWS
  • 31 Jan 1912 Louis Berman says in a divorce complaint against Rebecca Berman that after he supplied money to set her up in a medical bath institution she ordered him out and they have been living apart since 1905. For eighteen years, he alleges, she called him names too vile to put in a divorce complaint, struck him, slapped his face and threw water on him. They were married in September, 1877. FWS
  • 31 Jan 1912 Ida Biemer has entered suit against George Biemer demanding a divorce and charging him with cruelty and failure to provide. She asks $800 alimony and the restoration of her maiden name of Bell. FWS

  • 01 Feb 1912 Adam E. Rubin begins action against Ellen Rubin for a decree of divorce. The husband says his wife had him trust in jail for desertion and that when he got out her brother threatened to "knock the tar out of him" and otherwise damage his body. JG
  • 02 Feb 1912 Myrtle Baldwin seeks a divorce from Lewis Baldwin in superior court, alleging intoxication, cruel treatment and failure to provide. She also wants her maiden name of McIntyre. JG
  • 04 Feb 1912 Judge Carl Yaple in superior court issued a restraining order restraining Dr. Charles H. Eckhert from visiting or even speaking to his wife and compelling him to vacate his home and move from his doctor's offices, which are in connection with the home. Mrs. Eckert yesterday filed suit for divorce, charging that the doctor was cruel; that he was a habitual drunkard; that he accused her falsely and threatened repeatedly to end her life, going fully armed to the wife's knowledge. JG
  • 04 Feb 1912 Charging that he returned to "his home, expecting to find his meals prepared for him, but instead he found his wife "administering to the needs and wants of one, William D. Schoppman, a neighbor," Levi M. Jackson, Nickel Plate brakeman, asks the superior court to grant his a divorce from Elena May Jackson, whom he accuses also of abandonment. He says she came home on morning with a black eye, and that she left the children at home alone "with only God and Providence to watch over them while the mother, the defendant, was nursing her newborn love for her affinity and soulmate," the same Schoppman. Jackson also asked the custody of the two children, aged 8 and 6 years, respectively. This follows judgment secured by Jackson from Schoppmann for alleged alienation of affections. JG
  • 04 Feb 1912 Lizzie Illhart says in her divorce complaint against Louis Illhart, that in less than a year after their marriage he was about to beat her when a stranger interfered and saved her. She also charges that he is a habitual drunkard and that he had called her bad names. JG
  • 06 Feb 1912 Cora Knepper was granted a divorce from William Knepper in superior court. JG
  • 07 Feb 1912 Augustine Trentman, a city street car employee, was ordered by Judge Yaple to pay $5 a month support to his wife, Mary F. Trentman, until further notice and $25 to her attorneys, who brought her suit for support. JG
  • 08 Feb 1912 John Hoehm asks a divorce from Catherine Hoehm in superior court, alleging that she refused to look after her household duties, called him vile names, stayed out at nights and refused to live with him. JG
  • 08 Feb 1912 Josephine Lutes wants a divorce from John M. Lutes on the ground that he abandoned her February 1, 1910. They were married February 10, 1906, and have one child, of which the mother seeks custody. JG
  • 08 Feb 1912 Pearl E. Myron says in her divorce complaint against William H. Myron that he abandoned her and their two children Nov. 17 and she was compelled to live on charity and finally had to place one of the children in an orphan asylum. They were married in 1902. JG
  • 08 Feb 1912 Charles H. Weilert was granted a divorce from Silvis N. Weilert. She was granted custody of their two children, to whose support he must pay $5 a month. JG
  • 08 Feb 1912 The divorce suit of Nicholas Merz against Margaret Merz has been dismissed. Her suit against him for support has also been stricken from the docket. JG
  • 09 Feb 1912 Anna Price seeks a divorce from Claude Price, alleging failure to provide. She says that for more than two years Price insisted upon living with her parents and refused to pay anything for the privilege. She wants her maiden name of Anna Dondero restores. JG
  • 10 Feb 1912 After Milton G. Koontz went on the witness stand in superior court to answer to his wife's charges of failure to provide, the wife, Abbie Koontz dismissed the case. JG
  • 10 Feb 1912 Anna Price, in a complaint filed in superior court, complains that in the more than two years of their married life, Claude Price neglected to furnish her a home or even a room to live in, but preferred to "sponge off" of her father, George Dondero. She says he failed to provide and only bought her one piece of apparel, a $12 suit. She wants a divorce and her maiden name. JG
  • 10 Feb 1912 Levi M. Jackson comes back with another suit filed in superior court asking that a deed of conveyance of real estate by W.C.D. Schoppmann to his children, Clemens, Marie and Walter be set aside. Jackson was given judgment against the first named Schoppmann for the alienation of Mrs. Jackson's affections. Jackson charges that Schoppmann transferred his property to escape the court's judgment. The court granted Jackson $1,500 and he wants the conveyance set aside so he can levy on the property. JG
  • 11 Feb 1912 Amelia Killian asks a divorce from Joseph Killian in a complaint filed in superior court, charging cruel treatment, failure to provide and abandonment. She says he refused to speak to her for days and never during their married life spoke to her in a kind and husband-like manner. JG
  • 13 Feb 1912 A writ of habeas corpus directing Abbie Koontz and Melissa Wilson to produce in the superior court this morning, Orville A. and W. Thornton Koontz, sons of Milton B. Koontz, was issued by Judge Yaple and served on the principals in the action. The case is one in which the father seeks custody of his sons, aged 6 and 4 years. On Friday of last week a suit for divorce, instituted by Abbie Koontz against Milton Koontz was dismissed after part of the evidence had been heard. This was the second that had gone the same route. Next morning Joe Middleton was in the city court to answer for disobeying the orders given him when he was sentenced to ninety days for failure to provide for his children. It was charged that he had been visiting Mrs. Koontz, whom he was warned not to visit, at the time his sentence was suspended. She is the same woman made a party to this suit and it is charged by the father that he has not been given the privilege of seeing his children and that they are being brought up in immoral surroundings. Mrs. Wilson is the mother-in-law. JG
  • 13 Feb 1912 After a married life covering more than forty years Emelie Rathert wants a divorce from Frederick Rathert. They were married March 28, 1868, and since January 15, 1901, had dwelt in the same house, but had practically lived apart. She says he has a violent temper, has frequently attacked and beaten her and that she fears he will take her life, as he has threatened to do. She also charges failure to provide. JG
  • 13 Feb 1912 Alleging that he was induced by the tears of his wife, Blanche Feichter, and those of her mother to elope to Michigan last May and get married, Furman Feichter has entered suit for an annulment of his marriage. He says he was only 17 years old when the ceremony was performed and incapable on account of his youth of entering into a contract. JG
  • 14 Feb 1912 Velma Burlingame was granted a divorce from Edward Burlingame in superior court and was given all the household property. JG
  • 14 Feb 1912 Milton B. Koontz was granted custody of his two children by the superior court. The mother, Abbie Koontz, made no effort to fight the ruling. JG
  • 15 Feb 1912 Bessie M. Reilly was granted a divorce from James M. Reilly and her maiden name of Monnsir was restored. JG
  • 15 Feb 1912 Suit for support filed in circuit court by Margaret Merz vs. Nick Merz was dismissed at defendant's cost. JG
  • 15 Feb 1912 Alice O. Marahrens was granted a divorce in the superior court several days ago from Henry A. Marahrens and her maiden name of Alice O. Burns was restored. JG
  • 15 Feb 1912 After laughingly telling of how she eloped to Michigan and was married to the man from whom she asked a divorce, Edna Winans was granted a divorce in superior court from Lawrence Winans. JG
  • 15 Feb 1912 Carl Galer was divorced from Anna Galer in the superior court Wednesday. JG
  • 16 Feb 1912 In a suit filed in the Allen superior court Thursday, Mable Grice, cashier in the city water works office, asks that a divorce be granted her from Bernon G. Grice, son of the mayor. She declares that she and the defendant have not been living together since July, 1911, and that for the past two years he has failed to support her, though able to do so. JG
  • 16 Feb 1912 Judge Yaple heard a portion of the evidence yesterday in the case of Clara vs. Earl Reed, suit for divorce. It was shown that she had refused to live with her husband, although he offered her a home. JG
  • 17 Feb 1912 Lucy C. Bosteder asks a divorce from Oliver D. Bosteder in the superior court, alleging in her complaint that her husband was morose and abusive and that she was compelled to leave him twice because of his disposition. She also charges failure to provide, she is 67 years old. JG
  • 17 Feb 1912 Dessie Baker was granted a divorce in the superior court from John Baker. She also gets custody of their minor child. JG
  • 18 Feb 1912 Mabel Grice was granted a divorce from Vernon Grice. JG
  • 20 Feb 1912 According to Effie E. Parkes, who filed suit for divorce Monday in superior court against Samuel Parkes, her husband evidently "had his nerve with him." for she charges that he ordered her out of their own home, which she herself had provided and furnished for them. She also charges cruelty, failure to provide and abandonment, and asks her maiden name and $1,000 alimony. JG
  • 20 Feb 1912 Arthur Cerull is charged in a divorce complaint filed by his wife with having spent all his earnings for several years for drink. She says that whenever he got hold of any money he would drink until it was all gone without doing a lick of work in the meantime. She asks $1,000 alimony. The court restrained him from drawing his money from a bank. JG
  • 20 Feb 1912 After an airing all day yesterday in superior court, the Duncan divorce trial was continued until to-day. JG
  • 20 Feb 1912 Maggie Gaines was granted a divorce from Alan Gaines and was given custody of the minor children. JG
  • 21 Feb 1912 After their family troubles, imaginary and otherwise, had been aired in the Allen County superior court before Judge Yaple for two full days, Lee W. Duncan and his wife, Clara, who was suing him for divorce, agreed to agree, settled their differences and left the court room, happy and united instead of angry and separated. Immediately after dinner Tuesday Judge Yaple called the Duncan's into his private office. He told them they ought to settle their differences for the sake of the two your old daughter who toddled about the court room. The court kept grinding on until shortly before time for adjournment at 5 o'clock, when Mr. and Mrs. Duncan announded they had forgotten any differences thay may have had or thought they had in the past, and the case was dismissed. JG
  • 21 Feb 1912 Edith Swarthwood, in a complaint filed in superior, asks a divorce from Thomas Swarthwood, alleging failure to provide and habitual drunkenness. She asks also the custody of their four minor children. JG
  • 21 Feb 1912 A suit for divorce was filed by Cora Crist from Merlen Crist, a Pennsylvania brakeman. She charges cruelty and failure to provide and says he refused to buy her medicine or care for her when she was sick. He was restrained from drawing his wages. JG
  • 21 Feb 1912 Parahasive Hoison has entered suit in the circuit court asking a divorce from Zach Hoison, a leader for several years in the Roamanian colony. They have three children and she charges that he struck and beat her, appropriated $300 of her earning to his own use and called her bad names. She says he has $5,000 in real estate and cash and she asks a reasonable alimony. JG
  • 22 Feb 1912 Rebecca Eldora Edwards was granted a divorce in superior court from Almond A. Edwards and was given her maiden name of Evans. Her suit charged cruelty and failure to provide. JG
  • 24 Feb 1912 Evaline Cooper sues Franklin Cooper for divorce, alleging desertion, non-support and drunkenness as her reasons for desiring a separation. JG
  • 25 Feb 1912 Vesta J. Guinn wants a divorce from David Guinn and wants it so badly she employed two attorneys to file the suits for her. M.H. Luecke filed a complaint for her in the superior court while Phil B. Colerick performed similar duty in the circuit court. In the former she asks custody of her three children, suitable alimony and support in addition to her prayer for divorce. In the suit of Mr. Colerick she wants but the two youngest children and asks $500 alimony. In both suits she made similar charges - that the defendant was cruel and failed to provide; that he compelled her to mortgage her own real estate to secure debts contracted by him for his own individual benefits and that when the money was gone, he compelled her to work among strangers to support herself and children, although he was able physically to keep his family in good circumstances. JG
  • 25 Feb 1912 Saturday was set as the wedding day of Esther Hilgendroff and William Diederich, according to the former's story of disappointed love, as told in a complaint filed in the circuit court Saturday. Instead of the ceremony, however, she says she is in a state of nervous prostration, has lost her position and is out money and time expended in getting ready to be a bride. She asks for alleged breach of marriage contract, the sum of $3,000. She says all arrangements were completed for the wedding February 24 after he had kept company and called on her nearly every night for two years past. This was up to two weeks ago, since which time Diederich has not called upon the plaintiff, has quit his position at the Berghoff Brewing company and is talking of leaving town, it is said. JG
  • 25 Feb 1912 Laura Underhill says in her divorce complaint against Bert Underhill that he threatened to kill her and that he cursed and abused her and that she has been separated from him since September of last year. They have no children. JG
  • 28 Feb 1912 Indiana people who cross the state border into Michigan to get married and thus avoid the laws of this state, are legally married and cannot escape lightly and easily put off their wedded partners by charges of fraud in evading the Hoosier laws, according to a decision handed down by Judge Edward O'Rourke in the Allen curcuit court Tuesday in the case of Ferman Feichter vs. Blanche Feichter. Judge O'Rourke, after hearing the evidence and the arguments in the case, found for the defendant as against the husband's charge of fraud and petition for annulment of the marriage contract. JG
  • 28 Feb 1912 In her petition for a divorce from Ephriam Pettigrew, Addie Pettigrew says she is a common laborer. They were married in 1897 and she charges that he is a habitual drunkard and that for more than two years he has not provided suitably for her support. She demands $500 alimony. JG
  • 29 Feb 1912 The divorce case of Louis vs. Sarah Voelker, filed in superior court was dismissed. JG

  • 02 Mar 1912 May Hinkle says in her divorce complaint against Charles Hinkle that he left their home at 820 Barr street on Sunday in March 1909 with their two children and didn't get back. She says they were on friendly terms and that he said he was going out to allow the children to visit with his mother and that he kept them there and would not let her see them. She also Charges that although he is a boiler-maker, making good wages he has not contributed to her support for two years. FWS
  • 02 Mar 1912 James H. Woods wants a divorce from Clara Woods and has filed a suit asking for a decree. He was arrested a few days ago for failure to provide for his child and some ugly charges are made in the complaint. FWS
  • 06 Mar 1912 When Zach Hoisen was arraigned in the circuit court today to show cause why he should not pay an attorney fee for his wife, who is suing him for a divorce he was a bit indifferent and inclined to be jocular. He told Judge O'Rourke that he had nothing but the coar on his back and a dog and that he could not pay. He also intimated that he would not pay and the judge gave him the choice of paying or going to jail for contempt. Late today he was in charge of Deputy Sheriff Wilkerson looking for somebody willing to stake him to $25. FWS
  • 06 Mar 1912 A woman by the name of Compton, who lived in Ohio, is one of the disturbing elements in the household of Charles D. Snyder, whose wife, Gertrude has entered suit for divorce. Mrs. Snyder says she was married March 24, 1898, and has three children as a fruit of this marriage and one the child of a former husband. She says her husband calls her bad names, failed to properly provide and struck and choked the daughter of the former marriage. He is employed on the Nickel Plate road and she wants suitable alimony. FWS
  • 06 Mar 1912 Ida Biemer was granted a decree of divorce from George Biemer in the superior court by Judge Yaple. FWS
  • 07 Mar 1912 Milton L. Phillips charges in his divorce complaint against Ursie O. Phillips, that he was married to her in March of last year and that in July following she left him and is now living at Dayton, Ky., with another man. He also charges that during their married life she declined to keep house for him, to prepare his meals or do any of the household duties that usually devolve on a wife. He also accuses her of having associated with dissolute men and women and says she told him she didn't care must about him anyway. FWS
  • 08 Mar 1912 In the divorce case of Louise Rippe against Henry C. Rippe, sent to Wells county for trial, the wife was granted a decree, the custody of their daughter and $400 alimony. She asked for $6,000 and the custody of two children, but one died during the time the case was pending. He was ordered to pay $10 a month for the support of the child. FWS
  • 08 Mar 1912 Blanche Zorbaugh entered suit today asking a divorce from Phillip Zorbaugh and also demanding $5,000 alimony. They were married in 1896 and she charges that he cursed her, called her vile names and threatened her. FWS
  • 08 Mar 1912 Don A. Cadwell says in his divorce complaint against Sadie Cadwell that after she induced him to go into the hotel business she threatened to poison him. She is also charged with nagging and he says that she insisted on a deed for his property and that in an effort to compromise their difficulties a minister was called in but that nothing was accomplished. FWS
  • 09 Mar 1912 Gertrude Brosius entered suit for divorce against William H. Brosius and the complaint was withdrawn. FWS
  • 10 Mar 1912 Louis Long sues for a decree of divorce from Clara Long, charging that the wife would not attend to her household duties, that she would not wash for him, that she falsely accused him of many things, that she would not prepare his meals and otherwise would not conduct herself as a wife should. JG
  • 10 Mar 1912 Clyde R. Rhamy sues for a decree of divorce from Ruth M. Rhamy after less than a year of married life. The complaint was taken from the files, and it is said to be rich. JG
  • 12 Mar 1912 James M. Paulsell was granted a decree of divorce by Judge Yaple from Lillie Belle Paulsell. JG
  • 12 Mar 1912 May Hinkle was granted a decree of divorce by Judge Yaple from Charles Hinkle and the father is given the custody of the two children. JG
  • 12 Mar 1912 The divorce case of Roy Thomas vs. Catherine Thomas was dismissed in the superior court. JG
  • 12 Mar 1912 The divorce case of Gertrude Brosius from William Brosius was dismissed in the superior court. JG
  • 14 Mar 1912 Katherine E. Merian in her complaint for divorce from Mason Merian, to whom she was married on Sept. 11, 1888, declares he was guilty of crime of adultery in 1903 and that after she forgave him he repeated the offense recently. She also alleges failure to provide as grounds for the divorce and $2,500 alimony. JG
  • 14 Mar 1912 Blanche Zorbaugh was granted a divorce and $450 alimony from Philip L. Zorbaugh in the circuit court by Judge O'Rourke JG
  • 14 Mar 1912 Edward Wilbert Lawrence Brown is suing Bernetta Hickey Brown for divorce, alleging abandonment. The Browns were married on Christmas day, 1908, and separated in August, 1910, since which time the wife has refused to live with Brown. JG
  • 14 Mar 1912 Eva Rauner is suing Arthur Rauner for divorce, and in her complaint alleges that since her marriage to Rauner he forced her to pay the room rent and board for both and that he refused to provide her with clothing. She also avers that he beat her, called her vile names, and openly boasted to her of his relations with other women. JG
  • 14 Mar 1912 Anna Walters was granted a decree of divorce from Mark Walters and the wife was allowed to resume her maiden name, Johnson. The parties are colored. JG
  • 16 Mar 1912 Charles S. Oliver begins proceedings for a decree of divorce from Laura B. Oliver and he charges in the complaint that she called him______, _______, _______,_______ and other vile names. JG
  • 17 Mar 1912 Sadie Knoll begins action against Roy C. Knoll for divorce and $1,000 alimony. The wife says that the husband has called her vile names, that he has us unprintable language in her presence and the presence of their child, that he has been a habitual drunkard, and living with him in impossible. Knoll is a foreman in one of the departments of the Fort Wayne Electric works, and his wages is $100 a month. Pending settlement the company is to hold the money. JG
  • 17 Mar 1912 Clara B. Moody says in her divorce complaint against Ernest Moody that on the night of March 13 he beat her so severely that she thought it dangerous to try to live longer with him, and she left and is now living with her mother on John street. He is employed by the Pennsylvania company, which is made party to the suit to tie up his wages until the case can be heard. The beating that caused her to leave her husband is one of a number, she alleges, and she says that he had frequently beaten her so brutally that she carried black and blue marks as evidence of his cruelty. She also says that he has accused her frequently of infidelity in the presence of others. JG
  • 19 Mar 1912 William H. Reidt was cited to appear in superior court Saturday morning at 9 o'clock to show cause why he had failed to pay into court the sum of $10 a month for the support of his wife. JG
  • 19 Mar 1912 The divorce complaint filed by Emaline Rathert vs. Fred Rather, in circuit court has been dismissed. JG
  • 19 Mar 1912 Vina Lehman asks a divorce from Jacob Lehman, charging that he has failed to support her for two years. JG
  • 20 Mar 1912 Cora E. Hodgins was granted a divorce in circuit court from Guy E. Hodgins. JG
  • 21 Mar 1912 Ernest Wahrenberg, acquitted in city court Tuesday on a charge of wife desertion, has brought suit in circuit court for divorce, alleging that his wife treated him cruelly, reused to prepare his meals and remained out late at night with other men. JG
  • 22 Mar 1912 Clyde R. Rhamy was given a divorce from Ruth M. Rhamy in superior court yesterday on grounds of infidelity. Rhamy lost his hand several months ago, and while he was in a local hospital getting well, his wife contracted a new soul mate. JG
  • 23 Mar 1912 Ida Eckert was granted a divorce from Dr. Charles Eckert in Judge Yaple's court yesterday. JG
  • 24 Mar 1912 Mrs. Katherine F. Meriam was granted a decree of divorce by Judge O'Rourke from Mason S. Meriam. JG
  • 24 Mar 1912 In a cross complaint filed in the superior court Mrs. D. A. Cadwell declares that her husband cursed her and drove her from home with the injunction that she ought to go to work in some of the factories and help earn a living; that he otherwise treated her in manner to warrant her in applying for a decree of separation. She asks alimony. JG
  • 26 Mar 1912 Jess O. Ross sues Cora Ross for divorce, alleging abandonment since 1909. JG
  • 27 Mar 1912 The divorce case of Katie Krock vs. George Krock was dismissed in the superior court. JG
  • 27 Mar 1912 Mrs. Barbara Grantham sues for a decree of divorce from George Grantham and the wife asks for $10,000 alimony for herself and their two children. In the complaint Mrs. Grantham says her husband cursed her and in the last three years spent his money on other women, declaring that he cared more for a woman whose name is left blank than he did for her. JG
  • 27 Mar 1912 Anna Price was granted a divorce from Claude Price and the restoration of her maiden name, Anna Dondero, by Judge Yaple in the superior court Tuesday. It was shown that Price has contributed an average of but fifty cents a month for the support of his wife in the two years they were married. JG
  • 29 Mar 1912 In the divorce suit of Aristine against John Cerull, the defendant has filed a petition to modify the restraining order, so that he may either draw some wages due him or be allowed to live at home. He claims he is now force to rely on the charity of friends because his wife has his money all tied up by court orders. JG
  • 29 Mar 1912 A restraining order was issued in the divorce case of Dan vs. Sadie Caldwell to prevent the plaintiff from selling his property. The defendant has filed a cross-complaint. JG
  • 30 Mar 1912 Eliza Waggoner yesterday brought suit in circuit court for divorce from Herbert J. Waggoner, alleging cruel and inhuman treatment. The plaintiff alleges that Waggoner frequently cursed and beat her. She asks the custody of their minor child. JG
  • 30 Mar 1912 Judge Yaple has granted a divorce to Eva M. Clark on her complaint against Fred Clark. Her maiden name of Tuttle was restored. JG
  • 31 Mar 1912 The divorce complaint of Clara vs. Lee Duncan has been dismissed in superior court. JG
  • 31 Mar 1912 The divorce complaint of Mark vs. Anna Walters, brought in superior court has been dismissed. JG.
  • 31 Mar 1912 Lizzie Illhart was granted a divorce by Judge O'Rourke yesterday from Louis Illhart and her maiden name of Hauser was restored to her. JG

  • 02 Apr 1912 The divorce complaint of Louis vs. Clara Lang has been dismissed. JG
  • 02 Apr 1912 Ida Bradberry was given a divorce from Herschel Bradberry and her maiden name of Ida Petro was restored. JG
  • 02 Apr 1912 Mrs. Mina Doenges has sued Fred Doenges for divorce, alleging abandonment and non-support. She declares she was compelled to make her own living taking in washings. She asks for alimony in the sum of $500. JG
  • 03 Apr 1912 Walter C. Rowland has sued Clara M. Rowland for divorce, charging her with adultery and refusal to cook his meals. He asks the custody of their minor child. JG
  • 03 Apr 1912 Riley E. Jackson asks a divorce from Mabel Jackson, alleging abandonment. JG
  • 03 Apr 1912 The divorce complaint of Sadie vs. Ray C. Knoll had been dismissed.
  • 03 Apr 1912 Jacob Christman and Lena Christman took out a marriage license yesterday. The couple were recently divorced, following some sensational evidence in circuit court. JG
  • 04 Apr 1912 Elizabeth Broeking has applied for a divorce from Charles Broeking, charging him with drunkenness and cruelty. JG
  • 04 Apr 1912 Catherine Krantz in the superior court asks for a decree of separation for five years from her husband, Kasper Krantz, charging him with squandering his money for strong drink and with cursing and abusing her. The couple have been married since 1886. JG
  • 05 Apr 1912 Effie Parks was granted a divorce from Samuel Parks in superior court yesterday. JG
  • 05 Apr 1912 Clarence Shoemaker filed a divorce complaint against Folsom Shoemaker in circuit court yesterday afternoon, alleging cruel treatment and abandonment. A divorce was granted during the afternoon. JG
  • 05 Apr 1912 Matilda Eicks sues John Eicks in superior court, asking for divorce and the custody of her minor children along with $2,000 alimony. She charges her husband with cruelty and drunkenness and says he has offered but $12 toward the support of his family in the past twelve months. JG
  • 06 Apr 1912 Theodore Kime was granted a divorce from Maude Kime in the superior court yesterday. JG
  • 09 Apr 1912 Artemus R. Hoplins asks a divorce from Latie M. Hopkins, charging abandonment. JG
  • 10 Apr 1912 The case of Mary Schneider vs. Morris Schneider, action for divorce was heard in superior court yesterday and the plaintiff was granted a divorce and the custody of a minor child. JG
  • 10 Apr 1912 Mary Hays received a divorce from Levi Hays. JG
  • 10 Apr 1912 The divorce case of Clara vs. Amos Harris was dismissed. JG
  • 10 Apr 1912 Ruby Benedict sues William Benedict for divorce, alleging cruelty. JG
  • 11 Apr 1912 Jacob Weber sues Ada Weber for divorce, charging cruel treatment. He alleges that she recently caused his arrest on a charge of assault and battery when she had absolutely no grounds for doing so. JG
  • 12 Apr 1912 Magdelina Keller was yesterday granted a five-year separation from Casper Keller, her aged husband, and during that time is to receive $5 per month for her support. Each of the parties to the suit is to pay one-half the cost of the trial. Judge Yaple ruled upon what personal property each should retain and decreed that the plaintiff leave the home not later than April 18. JG
  • 12 Apr 1912 Stella Rodenbeck sues Henry Rodenbeck for divorce, charging him with cruel treatment and neglect and declaring that he was sullen and refused to speak to her. She asks the custody of a minor child and alimony in the sum of $1,000. JG
  • 16 Apr 1912 Mary Klingenberger asked a divorce from Philip Klingenberger, charging that he abused her and carried other women's pictures in his pocket. She was granted a restraining order preventing Klingenberger from visiting her or molesting her in any way. JG
  • 16 Apr 1912 Nellie M. Roth sues Joseph J. Roth for divorce and $500 alimony, alleging that he has deserted and neglected her and has refused to provide her with the necessities of life. JG
  • 16 Apr 1912 The suit of Clarence vs. Marietta Crosby for divorce was dismissed in superior court. JG
  • 16 Apr 1912 Louis Berman was granted a divorce from Rebecca Berman. JG
  • 16 Apr 1912 Clara Harris sues Amos O. Harris for divorce, charging him with being a habitual drunkard. She asks the custody of their two minor children. JG
  • 16 Apr 1912 Harry White charged with wife desertion, was fined $10 and costs in circuit court and sentenced to serve three months in the county jail. JG
  • 17 Apr 1912 Nellie M. Roth was granted a divorce, the custody of her child and $10 per month in the superior court. JG
  • 18 Apr 1912 Blanche Doty asked a divorce from Ralph Doty, alleging cruel treatment. According to the complaint the couple has been separated since September, 1911. A portion of the evidence in the case was heard in the superior court yesterday afternoon, and will be completed today. JG
  • 18 Apr 1912 Emma Barthold sues Frederick L. Barthold for divorce, charging him with treating her harshly, failing to provide for her wants, and with being a habitual drunkard. She declares that he kept a pistol in the house, and that constant worry that he might shoot her or her boy has caused her to become an invalid. She asks the custody of their child and for a restraining order to prevent him coming upon her premises. JG
  • 18 Apr 1912 Stella and Henry Rodenbeck have patched up their marital difficulties and divorce complaints that have been pending have been dismissed. JG
  • 18 Apr 1912 The divorce suit of Otelia and Edwin Junghaus which had been pending has been dismissed. JG
  • 19 Apr 1912 Emma Barthold was given a divorce in superior court from Fred Barthold and the court issued a restraining order forbidding the former husband from visiting or molesting the plaintiff in any manner. JG
  • 19 Apr 1912 Jesse O. Ross was granted a divorce from Cora Ross in circuit court. JG
  • 20 Apr 1912 Judge Yaple granted to Mrs. Eva L. Cartwright a decree of divorce from William Cartwright and restored her maiden name, Eva L. Roberts. The wife is given all the furniture and household effects as well as an interest in their real estate. JG
  • 21 Apr 1912 Pearl E. Myron was granted a divorce from Gilbert C. Myron in circuit court yesterday. She was given the custody of the minor children. JG
  • 21 Apr 1912 Lona Nettles has brought suit against Frank Nettles for divorce, charging abandonment. JG
  • 21 Apr 1912 Eva Cartwright asks a divorce from William Cartwright, charging him with treating her cruelly and with deporting himself otherwise than in a gentlemanly manner. JG
  • 23 Apr 1912 Before Special Judge O.N. Heaton in superior court the trial of the divorce complaint of Daniel vs. Sadie Caldwell is in progress and it is probably that the greater part of today will be consumed in presenting the remainder of the evidence. Mrs. Caldwell has filed a cross complaint and the fight that is now being waged concerns the division of certain property, owned by the couple in Lake county. JG
  • 23 Apr 1912 Nellie Rowen brought suit for divorce from Mark Rowen in circuit court yesterday and received a decree and the restoration of her maiden name, which was Nellie Springer. JG
  • 23 Apr 1912 Laura Deutcherman sues Peter Deutcherman to reopen a divorce proceedings and have the court's order modified to provide for the support of her children. JG
  • 23 Apr 1912 Mary Elter asks the court to compel her husband, Harry Eiter, a Wabash railroad man, to provide for her support. She alleges that he earns on an average of $80 per month. JG
  • 23 Apr 1912 James E. Miller sues Ida Miller for divorce, charging that she has been guilty of adultery and of becoming intoxicated. JG
  • 24 Apr 1912 All the evidence in the Caldwell divorce case has been completed and the court has taken the case under advisement. JG
  • 24 Apr 1912 Frances Coleman was granted a divorce and the custody of her child from George A. Coleman in circuit court yesterday. JG
  • 24 Apr 1912 Harry B. Ashton sues Susie P. Ashton for divorce, charging her with deserting his home to spend her time at cheap dance halls and with failing to perform her household duties. JG
  • 24 Apr 1912 In her divorce complaint, Ida B. McKee charges Jefferson McKee with threatening her life, beating and choking her until she was unconscious and treating her in a most cruel and inhuman manner. JG
  • 24 Apr 1912 After a married life of twenty years, Margaret Besancon asks for a separation for a period of two years from Frank Besancon. JG
  • 25 Apr 1912 Edward Crowl brought a complaint for divorce in the circuit court yesterday from Matilda Crowl, alleging that she accused him of infidelity and refused to live with him. The evidence was heard and divorce granted during the afternoon. JG
  • 25 Apr 1912 Anna Seltenright has brought suit for divorce from Hugh Seltenright, charging cruelty and adultery. After hearing a portion of the evidence the court ordered the suit dismissed. JG
  • 26 Apr 1912 In superior court yesterday Sadie Caldwell was granted a divorce from Dan Caldwell and was awarded $1,500 alimony on her cross complaint. JG
  • 27 Apr 1912 In the divorce suit of Vina Lehman against Jacob Lehman, a decree of divorce was entered in the superior court. She charged abandonment. FWS
  • 27 Apr 1912 Addie Waters had entered suit for support against Wesley Waters and says that he had endeavored to make her apply for a divorce from him. She alleges he is worth $20,000 but that he will not provide for her. FWS

  • 01 May 1912 Charles S. Oliver was granted a divorce in the superior court from Laura B. Oliver. JG
  • 01 May 1912 Judge Yaple heard the evidence in the case of Arstina Cerull vs. John Cerull, complaint for divorce yesterday. The couple has been married in 1872, and the wife alleges the husband spent the greater part of his time and money in saloons. JG
  • 01 May 1912 Emily Mary Ding has brought suit for divorce against William Ding, alleging that he gave her very little care during her married life. JG
  • 02 May 1912 Jay and Emma G. Robison have patched up their marital difficulties and a divorce complaint filed some time ago in superior court was dismissed yesterday. JG
  • 02 May 1912 Loretta Moncrieff has brought suit for divorce against Clyde J. Moncrieff, a street car employee, charging him with cruel and inhuman treatment and abandonment. She alleges that while he was a conductor on the city car he frequently invited women to ride back and forth on the lines with him and neglected to collect fare. JG
  • 03 May 1912 Edward Jones was granted a divorce from Julia Jones in the superior court yesterday on a charge of abandonment. The complaint recited that the mother had relinquished all claims to their little daughter. JG
  • 03 May 1912 Lewis D. Dupp secured a divorce from Sylvia Dupp on a complaint filed yesterday morning. The evidence showed that the couple had lived together only two month. JG
  • 03 May 1912 Guy P. Drewett has brought suit for annulment of his marriage to Catherine Drewell. JG
  • 03 May 1912 Stella Rodenbeck brings suit for divorce against Henry Rodenbeck, charging cruel and inhuman treatment and non-support. JG
  • 03 May 1912 James M. Bowman sues Sadie Mowman for divorce, charging cruel and inhuman treatment. JG
  • 04 May 1912 Emily Mary Dings was granted a divorce in the superior court yesterday from Dr. William H. Dings, the complaint alleging incompatibility of temperament. The plaintiff was restored to her maiden name of Emily Paxton. JG
  • 05 May 1912 Elizabeth Broeking was granted a divorce in the superior court yesterday from Charles Broeking, and was given the custody of two minor children, with a regular monthly allowance. JG
  • 05 May 1912 The divorce complaint of Matilda vs. John Eicks, filed in the superior court, has been dismissed. The couple has patched up its difficulties. JG
  • 07 May 1912 Mary Klingenberger was granted a divorce from Philip Klingenberger in superior court yesterday and was restored to her maiden name of Mary Kegleman. JG
  • 07 May 1912 John Hoehn was granted a divorce from Catherine Hoehn in superior court. JG
  • 07 May 1912 Charles M. Thomas sues Carrie L. Thomas for divorce, declaring that she has driven him from home by her constant nagging. For the past twenty years, he declares, he has stood for this treatment, which culminated when his wife charged him with visiting the St. Louis fair in company with another woman. Thomas is 72 years of age. JG
  • 08 May 1912 Mittie Jenkins sues Bert Jenkins for divorce, alleging that he abandoned her ten years ago and had since failed in any way to provide for her. JG
  • 09 May 1912 Mollie Schnelle was granted a divorce in superior court yesterday from Theodore Schnelle. The case is one which has been on the court docket for some time. JG
  • 10 May 1912 Pearl Tilford has entered suit for divorce against Nicholas Tilford, charging him with cruel and inhuman treatment, which ended in her abandonment by him. She asks for the custody of their minor child. JG
  • 10 May 1912 Hazel Sprankle sues William Spankle for divorce, charging him with drunkenness, cruel treatment and with threatening her life in an effort to compel her to sign a chattel mortgage. JG
  • 10 May 1912 Hattie E. Beckman has brought suit for support against George H. Beckman, demanding $30 per month. JG
  • 11 May 1912 Rosa Martin in her divorce complaint against Charles Martin, filed yesterday charges that he frequently came home drunk and attempted to induce their little children to drink. He wheedied $100 from his wife, saved from her own earnings, pretending that he desired to purchase an outfit of blacksmithing tools, but after obtaining the money, he spent it all for drink, utterly neglecting his family for a period of three months. Judge Somers granted a restraining order forbidding Martin to molest his family in any way pending the trial of the divorce case. JG
  • 11 May 1912 Emma Wilson was granted a divorce from James Wilson and was given the custody of their minor child. JG
  • 14 May 1912 Lillian Phillips has brought suit for divorce from James Phillips, alleging that he boasted to her of his illicit loves and that he failed to properly provide for her wants. JG
  • 14 May 1912 Lois M. Taylor is asking for a divorce from Henry S. Taylor, charging him with adultery and with abandonment. JG
  • 15 May 1912 Louis N. Wickert has asked for a divorce from Hazel Wickert, alleging cruel and inhuman treatment and declaring that she constantly nagged at him, making married life impossible. JG
  • 15 May 1912 Albert Oates, in his complaint for a divorce from Susan Oates, alleges merely abandonment. JG
  • 15 May 1912 Marie Lugar wants a divorce from Jonas Lugar because as she alleges in her complaint, he failed to provide for her and treated her cruelly. She asks the court to give her the custody of their minor child. JG
  • 15 May 1912 Desertion and failure to provide are the basis of a divorce complaint filed by Lulu against Samuel Buckley. JG
  • 15 May 1912 Myrtle C. Miller wants a divorce from Brady Miller, $500 alimony and the custody of their child. She charges that he treated her cruelly and frequently made false accusations against her chastity. JG
  • 15 May 1912 Roselle Meyers asks for a separation for a period of two years from Frederick Meyers. She charges that although making good wages, he fails to provide for herself and child, that he drinks to excess and that he is not a fit person to have the custody of their children. She wants the court to compel him to pay $30 per month toward her support during the period of separation. JG
  • 16 May 1912 Judge Yaple, in superior court yesterday granted Guy Drewett a divorce from Caroline Drewett. JG
  • 17 May 1912 Hugh Seidenright was granted a divorce from Anna Seidenright in superior court yesterday. His chief ground for complaint was that Anna visited in Bluffton, where she had a number of gentlemen friends with whom she drank beer. JG
  • 17 May 1912 Samantha McCammack has brought suit for divorce from Samuel McCammack. The couple was first married in 1885, were divorced, tried it again, and it is still no better. The plaintiff asks for a new divorce. JG
  • 18 May 1912 The case of Gertrude M. Snyder vs. Charles D. Snyder for a limited separation was heard before Judge Carl Yaple in superior court yesterday. JG
  • 18 May 1912 Margaret Didier sues James F. Didier for divorce, alleging failure to provide and desertion. JG
  • 19 May 1912 Amanda Garman, after thirty-four years of married life, has decided that she would rather live apart from her husband, whom she accuses him in her complaint of cruelty. She declares that she was compelled to do all sorts of menial labor and that the defendant taught his children to hate her. Through her efforts, she says, four farms were amassed, which have been given to his children. She was granted a restraining order yesterday preventing further disposition of the property and is asking alimony in the sum of $15,000. JG
  • 19 May 1912 Harry A. Rosselot has been cited to appear in superior court May 23rd and explain why he has not obeyed the order of the court as to paying in money for the support of his wife. JG
  • 19 May 1912 Clara A. Harris was granted a divorce in Judge Yaple's court yesterday from Amos Harris and was given the custody of their minor child. JG
  • 21 May 1912 William R. Hennings was granted a divorce from Albert Hennings. JG
  • 21 May 1912 Louis N. Wickert was greed from Hazel Wickert in superior court. Wickert was given the custody of their minor children. JG
  • 22 May 1912 James M. Bowman was granted a divorce from Sadie Bowman in superior court yesterday. JG
  • 22 May 1912 Ida L. Bessert has brought suit in superior court for divorce from Gustave Bessert, charging that he is living in adultery with another woman, that he deserted her some time ago and that during their married life he has been guilty of cruel and inhuman treatment. JG
  • 22 May 1912 Hattie Dillion, residing on Barthold street, has brought suit for divorce in superior court against Charles Dillion, charging him with cruel and inhuman treatment, failure to provide. She is asking the custody of their minor child. JG
  • 22 May 1912 Daisy Thain is asking for a divorce from George Thain, alleging that during their married life he has been inordinately jealous and that he frequently cursed her. She wants the custody of their child. JG
  • 23 May 1912 Myrtle O. Miller was granted a divorce from Bradie Miller in superior court yesterday. She was given the custody of the minor children and the household goods with the exception of a stove. JG
  • 24 May 1912 Ava Bailey stated in her complaint that some months ago her husband Orral proposed to cut her heart out with a big carving knife, and changing his mind, deserted her. She was granted a divorce in the superior court during the afternoon. JG
  • 24 May 1912 Robert Exner has brought suit for divorce against Augusta Exner, charging her with cruel and inhuman treatment. He alleges that while he was suffering from a broken shoulder she attacked him with a horsewhip and drove him from the house. JG
  • 25 May 1912 Sadie M. Tyler was granted a divorce from Frank B. Tyler in Judge Yaple's court yesterday afternoon. She was restored to her maiden name of Wilson and is to receive $300 alimony, payable $25 per month. JG
  • 26 May 1912 Emma M. Baker brought suit in superior court yesterday against Arthur Baker, charging him with extreme cruelty. Shortly after her return home from a local hospital, and while she was compelled to move about the house by holding onto the furniture, she alleges he attacked her with a rawhide whip because his supper was not prepared an hour ahead of time. JG
  • 28 May 1912 Rosa Martin was granted a divorce from Charles Martin in superior court yesterday, was given the custody of three children and $15 monthly for their support. JG
  • 28 May 1912 Elizabeth Garty has brought a divorce complaint against John Garty for divorce and Louis Schwartz is made a co-defendant. She alleges as ground for divorce failure to provide and a restraining order was issued in superior court to prevent Garty from drawing money due him from Schwartz, his employer. JG
  • 29 May 1912 Samantha Cammack was granted a divorce in superior court by Judge Carl Yaple yesterday afternoon. JG
  • 29 May 1912 Riley E. Johnson, who alleged in his divorce complaint that his wife deserted him two years ago and was guilty of other forms of cruelty, was granted a divorce from Mabel Jackson in superior court. JG
  • 29 May 1912 Ten years ago Melissa Martin and Frank J. Martin were divorced. Yesterday the divorce decree was modified in superior court giving the father the custody of the child. The mother has since married and offered no objection to the modification. JG
  • 29 May 1912 Martha E. Blood was granted a divorce from Perry E. Blood in circuit court yesterday afternoon, was given the custody of the two minor children, $25 per month for their support and the household goods. Cruel and inhuman treatment and desertion were the allegations upon which the complaint was based. JG
  • 30 May 1912 Ada Lamb, who filed a complaint for divorce against William Lamb, employed at No. 2 pumping station, alleges that for years he has mistreated her, going for weeks at a time without speaking to her and spending much of his time in company with another woman in the neighborhood. A restraining order was granted preventing Lamb from disposing of his property or collecting his wages from the city. Mrs. Lamb asks $1,000 alimony and the custody of a minor child. JG
  • 30 May 1912 Robert Exner vs. Augusta Exner for divorce has been dismissed in circuit court. JG
  • 30 May 1912 The divorce suit of Addie Pettigrew vs. Ephraim Pettigrew was dismissed in circuit court. JG

  • 01 Jun 1912 A limited separation granted to Edith Swarthwood from Thomas Swarthwood in 1911 was changed to an absolute divorce in superior court yesterday by Judge Carl Yaple. Mrs. Swarthwood was given the custody of the two children. JG
  • 01 Jun 1912 Ruby Benedict was granted a plain divorce from William Benedict. JG
  • 02 Jun 1912 Marie Lugar was granted a divorce from Jonas Lugar, and she was restored to her maiden name of Clark. JG
  • 04 Jun 1912 The divorce complaint of Gertrude vs. Charles Snider, brought in superior court, has been dismissed. JG
  • 04 Jun 1912 Belva A. Clark has brought suit in superior court for a divorce from Donald O. Clark, alleging desertion and charging the defendant with being guilty of adultery. She asks the custody of the minor child and for the restoration of her maiden name. JG
  • 04 Jun 1912 George C. Williams asks for a divorce from Florence Williams, charging that she deserted him in 1898 and has not since lived with him. JG
  • 04 Jun 1912 Hattie E. sues Allen W. Metsker for divorce, charging cruel and inhuman treatment and demanding $2,000 alimony. JG
  • 05 Jun 1912 In superior court yesterday Belva Clark was granted a divorce from Donald O. Clark, and was restored to her maiden name of Imhoff. JG
  • 05 Jun 1912 Walter C. Rowland was given a divorce from Clara M. Rowland, and the court granted the plaintiff the custody of the minor child. JG
  • 05 Jun 1912 Belle Aker has brought suit against Robert C. Aker for divorce, alleging cruel and inhuman treatment. JG
  • 06 Jun 1912 In superior court yesterday Judge Yaple granted a divorce to Elizabeth Garty in her case against John Garty. The mother was granted the custody of two children and the sum of $15 per month alimony. JG
  • 06 Jun 1912 The case of Hattie vs. George Beckman, complaint for support, filed in superior court was dismissed by the plaintiff yesterday. JG
  • 06 Jun 1912 Daisy E. Julian sues Edward Julian for divorce, alleging cruel and inhuman treatment and declaring that the defendant frequently held long conversations by telephone with a woman living in Harlan. JG
  • 06 Jun 1912 Cora I. Crist has brought suit for divorce from Merlen S. Crist, charging cruel and inhuman treatment, drunkenness and that the defendant compelled her to take in washing to pay for a surgical operation she was forced to undergo. She asks a restraining order to prevent him from drawing wages due him from the Berghoff brewery. JG
  • 07 Jun 1912 Julia Sessford yesterday brought suit for divorce from Charles Sessford asking for a divorce, the custody of their 14 year-old daughter and a restraining order preventing the defendant from visiting her at her home at 214 Baker street, or from accosting her on the street. As a cause for complaint she alleges cruel and inhuman treatment and failure to provide. Yesterday Mrs. Sessford made an effort to have her husband declared of unsound mind but the hearing developed his sanity. JG
  • 07 Jun 1912 Judge Carl Yaple yesterday granted a divorce in the case of Aristis Cerull vs. John Cerull. The evidence in the case was heard some time ago but a verdict was withheld while the court had the matter under advisement. JG
  • 07 Jun 1912 Daisy Julian was granted a divorce from Edward Julian in superior court, was given custody of the minor children, $400 in cash and $100 per year for the support of the children. JG
  • 08 Jun 1912 Alva J. Small has brought suit in superior court asking that a divorce decree granted some time ago be modified. He has asked that the custody of the child, formerly given to the plaintiff, Lena J. Small, be transferred to him. In the meantime the court has ruled that the child be kept by Mrs. Hattie Singleton until further orders. JG
  • 08 Jun 1912 Daisy Thain was granted a divorce from George Thain, and in disposing of the custody of the child the court ruled that the mother may visit it twice each week for at least two hours each visit. Once each week she is to be allowed to take the child away from its home with her and for two weeks each year the child is to be in sole custody of the mother. The defendant is to pay $100 for its support and education. JG
  • 11 Jun 1912 Myrtle O. Freed wants a divorce from James Freed, alleging that he is serving time in prison for petit larceny. JG
  • 12 Jun 1912 Albert Oates, a negro, was granted a divorce in superior court yesterday from Susan Oates. JG
  • 12 Jun 1912 Elnora Byers has brought suit against John Byers asking for a divorce, the custody of the minor children, $500 in alimony and a restraining order preventing the husband from drawing wages due him from the park board. JG
  • 12 Jun 1912 Dorothy Anspaugh seeks a divorce from Jesse Anspaugh, alleging failure to provide. JG
  • 15 Jun 1912 Lois M. Taylor, who applied some time ago in superior court for a divorce decree, yesterday authorized the dismissal of the case. JG
  • 16 Jun 1912 Elva Collins yesterday brought suit in superior court asking for a divorce from John Collins and demanding a restraining order to prevent him disposing of his wages. The restraining order was granted in superior court. JG
  • 18 Jun 1912 Margaret A. Buhr has brought suit against Charles Buhr, asking for divorce alleging curel and inhuman treatment. She declares her belief that Buhr would have carried out his threat to kill her had he not been prevented by John Johnson. A restraining order to prevent Buhr from drawing his wages was granted in superior court. JG
  • 18 Jun 1912 Esta P. Turner has brought suit against George E. Turner charging him with cruel and inhuman treatment and with associating with women of bad reputation. JG
  • 19 Jun 1912 Wesley Waters, whose wife recently brought suit in superior court for support, has filed a cross complaint asking for a divorce. JG
  • 19 Jun 1912 Agnes Thompson has been granted a divorce from John Thompson and her maiden name of Lavanway restored. JG
  • 19 Jun 1912 Bert Smith, a member of the city police force, yesterday brought suit in superior court for divorce from his wife, Nora Smith, charging desertion. The couple have three children and their custody was given to the wife, Smith being ordered to pay $15 per month toward their support. JG
  • 19 Jun 1912 Allen Metsker has filed a cross complaint for divorce against his wife, Hattie Metsker, who brought suit some time ago. In his complaint he sets out that the wife was possessed of an ungovernable temper which rendered it impossible for him to live with her, but that he has been contributing regularly to her support. JG
  • 19 Jun 1912 George H. Beckman has sued Hattie E. Beckman for divorce, charging her with cruel and inhuman treatment and with committing adultery. He declared that she received letters under an assumed name. JG
  • 19 Jun 1912 Elmer M. Manor brings suit against Laura L. Manor for divorce, charging her with cruelty. He declares that she referred to his mother as "his old mother and the rest of the damn family." JG
  • 20 Jun 1912 Julia Sessford was granted a divorce from Charles Sessford in the superior court yesterday. JG
  • 21 Jun 1912 John A. Hetrick brought a complaint for divorce against Laura M. Hetrick, charging her with being guilty of the crime of adultery with Arthur W. Young. The crime was committed Wednesday, the divorce complaint filed yesterday afternoon. JG
  • 21 Jun 1912 A. Bedwards has been cited to appear in superior court to contempt proceedings. Bedwards has been ordered to pay $10 per month toward the support of his child, but according to the citation, he has utterly neglected to obey the order of the court. JG
  • 22 Jun 1912 In a divorce complaint filed Thursday by John A. Hetrick, the name of Arthur W. Young is found as a co-respondent in the case and a gross injustice is done Mr. Young, who is employed as cashier at the offices of the Aetne Life Insurance company. While the name of the co-respondent is Young, it is not Arthur W. Young and the statement is made in justice to the cashier. JG
  • 23 Jun 1912 Mrs. Rosa Kapla begins action for a decree of divorce from Joseph Kapla and $2,000 alimony as well as provision for her support and the support of their two children. In the complaint Mrs. Kapla charges her husband with cruelty, with beating her and threatening her life and the court is asked to enjoin him from doing her harm in the meantime. Kapla is a shoe repairing man on East Main street and the family home is at 1417 East Main street. JG
  • 23 Jun 1912 Hattie E. Metsker was granted a divorce from Allen W. Metsker and receives along with the custody of their child, John Allen Metsker, $1,000 alimony payable in three yearly installments. JG
  • 23 Jun 1912 The divorce complaint of Crist vs. Crist has been transferred to the superior court. JG
  • 25 Jun 1912 In the divorce complaint of Kaplan vs. Kaplan, a restraining order was issued in superior court yesterday preventing the defendant from disposing of his property pending a trial of the cause. JG
  • 25 Jun 1912 Florence Lesh brings suit against Emmett Lesh, asking divorce, $1,000 alimony and that $15 per month be paid her for the support of their minor child. She alleges that the husband treated her cruelly, threatened to shoot her and compelled her to wear cast-off clothing purchased at the Salvation Army industrial store. JG.
  • 25 Jun 1912 Rosa Kaplan has brought suit against Joseph Kaplan for divorce charging cruel and inhuman treatment. She asks $2,000 alimony. JG.
  • 26 Jun 1912 Hattie Dillon was granted a divorce and the custody of their children from Charles Dillon. JG
  • 26 Jun 1912 Stephen A. Dalton wants a divorce from Anna A. Dalton. He charges her with deserting their home when their child was but six weeks old. Later she returned, only to beat their son cruelly. Again she left and the note she pinned on the pillow failed to give her destination. JG
  • 27 Jun 1912 Adelena Meyers brings suit against Fred Meyers for divorce, alleging failure to provide and habitual drunkenness as the grounds upon which the decree is sought. Yesterday a restraining order was issued from the superior court preventing the defendant from drawing wages due him from the Bass Foundry and Machine works. JG
  • 27 Jun 1912 Catherine Joho applied for a divorce yesterday morning, alleging that John Joho had failed signally to provide for her and their child. She was granted a divorce and the custody of their minor daughter. JG
  • 28 Jun 1912 Louis and Rebecca Berman have patched up their marital difficulties and a divorce complaint filed some time ago in the superior court has been dismissed. JG
  • 28 Jun 1912 Loretta Moncrieff was granted a divorce from Clyde Moncrieff in the superior court on her complaint, which charged abandonment. JG
  • 29 Jun 1912 Nettie Siebert was granted a divorce from Charles Siebert in superior court yesterday. She is to receive $10 per month for the support of their minor child and she receives the custody of the child. JG
  • 30 Jun 1912 Mrs. Zack Hoison, wife of the former Rolling Mill saloonist, yesterday filed suit for divorce, alleging cruel and inhuman treatment and declaring that her husband made way with $300 of her money. She was granted a restraining order in superior court which forbids Hoison in any way molesting her or speaking to her during the pendency of the case and prevents him from disposing of his property. JG

  • 03 Jul 1912 Elenora Byers was granted a divorce from John Byers in the superior court yesterday and receives $6 per month for the support of her child. JG
  • 03 Jul 1912 Maud Kerns has brought suit against Alfred Kerns, asking for a divorce. She alleges cruel and inhuman treatment and failure to provide. JG
  • 03 Jul 1912 Ida Stetzel seeks a divorce from William Stetzel, declaring that during the eighteen years of their married life the defendant failed to provide for her, and that she was compelled to take in boarders. JG
  • 03 Jul 1912 Bessie Schultz wants a divorce from Fred Schultz on the ground that he is a habitual drunkard. JG
  • 04 Jul 1912 Alice I. Overly has brought suit for a divorce from Elza E. Overly, charging him with being a habitual drunkard and with threatening her life. She asks for $1,000 alimony and for a restraining order forbidding him molesting her in any way during the pendency of the action. JG
  • 04 Jul 1912 Bessie Schultz was granted a divorce from Fred A. Schultz and was given $8 per month for the support of their child. JG
  • 04 Jul 1912 John L. Beckes asks a divorce from Grace Beckes, alleging that she has deserted him to lead a life of shame in a resort in Columbus, Ohio. JG
  • 06 Jul 1912 In the Kerns divorce complaint the only allegation is that of mutual incompatibility. An agreement as to property division has been made out of court. JG
  • 06 Jul 1912 Flossie Dull has brought suit against Bert Dull, alleging cruel and inhuman treatment and that he cursed her copiously. JG
  • 06 Jul 1912 Carl W. Sorensen asks a divorce from Orpha Sorensen, charging her with desertion and with lavishing her affections upon others. She is now at Crestline, Ohio. JG
  • 07 Jul 1912 Peter J. Conley has bright suit against Amanda Conley, asking a divorce. The complaint is based upon charges of cruel and inhuman treatment, the plaintiff alleging that Amanda frequently cursed him and finally abandoned him. JG
  • 07 Jul 1912 John Henry Miller asks a divorce from Jennie J. Miller, alleging abandonment. JG
  • 09 Jul 1912 Mittie Jenkins was granted a divorce from Bert Jenkins in superior court yesterday. JG
  • 09 Jul 1912 Martha Branson was granted a divorce from Birch Branson in superior court yesterday. JG
  • 10 Jul 1912 When Elenora Schmerber brought an action for divorce in superior court against Theobald Schmerber, charging him with being guilty of cruel and inhuman treatment and with threating to take her life, he retaliated by filling a cross complaint filed with sensational charges. He declares that his wife choked him to the verge of insensibility, tore his shirt from his back, compelled him to wear the cast off and patched clothing of her son by a former marriage and concludes his complaint by declaring that she has been guilty of adultery. JG
  • 10 Jul 1912 Fred Koopman has brought suit for divorce from Rebecca Koopman, charging cruel and inhuman treatment. JG
  • 11 Jul 1912 Mable Thimmings was granted a divorce from Bernie Thimmings in superior court yesterday morning. JG
  • 12 Jul 1912 Ida B. McKee was granted a divorce from Jefferson McKee yesterday and received the custody of their minor children, the defendant to be allowed to visit them at proper times. JG
  • 12 Jul 1912 Rebecca Knapp wants a divorce from Edward Knapp, charging him with being guilty of adultery and with abandoning her to her own resources while she was ill and helpless. JG
  • 13 Jul 1912 Cora F. Fredenburg has brought suit against George V. Fredenburg asking for a divorce. The complaint charges abandonment and failure to provide. JG
  • 13 Jul 1912 Minnie A. Justus seeks a divorce from John Justus, a caller for the Pennsylvania Railroad company. She charges him with cruelty and with cursing her in the presence of their children, asking the custody of the minor daughter Esther, and a restraining order preventing Justus from molesting her during the pendency of the hearing. JG
  • 14 Jul 1912 Helena Campbell seeks a divorce from Ira Campbell, charging failure to provide and cruel and inhuman treatment. JG
  • 14 Jul 1912 Elma Collins was granted a divorce from John Collins. JG
  • 14 Jul 1912 Lillian Phillips is no longer the wife of James Phillips. Mrs. Phillips was given the custody of their minor child. JG
  • 17 Jul 1912 Lulu Burkley was granted a divorce and the custody of her minor children in superior court yesterday. JG
  • 17 Jul 1912 Margaret Didier has obtained a divorce from Frank Didier in superior court. JG
  • 18 Jul 1912 Rebecca Youse, wife of a New Haven hotel keeper, has brought suit for divorce charging her husband with being possessed of an ungovernable temper, and has frequently threatened her life. They have a daughter 17 years of age. Mrs. Youse is asking the court to restrain her husband from offering her a violence pending the action for divorce, and a restraining order was issued in superior court yesterday. JG
  • 18 Jul 1912 Hattie E. Beckman has brought suit for support against George Beckman and the Pennsylvania company, with who he is employed. She alleges that Beckman makes $65 per month, sometimes more, and she believes that $40 of this sum should be set aside for her support. JG
  • 19 Jul 1912 In superior court yesterday Nora Schmerber was granted a divorce from Theodore Schmerber. JG
  • 19 Jul 1912 The divorce complaint of Ada vs. William Lamb was dismissed. JG
  • 23 Jul 1912 George Beckman was granted a divorce from Hattie Beckman. JG
  • 23 Jul 1912 Minnie Justus was separated from John Justus in superior court yesterday. JG
  • 24 Jul 1912 Frederick Koopman was granted a divorce in superior court yesterday from Rebecca Koopman. The complaint alleged that Mrs. Koopman frequently absented herself from home and failed to comport herself as a good housewife should. JG
  • 26 Jul 1912 Leroy Edwards has brought suit for divorce from Margaret M. Edwards, alleging incompatibility of temper. JG
  • 26 Jul 1912 Rebecca Knapp was granted a divorce from Edward Knapp in superior court. Mrs. Knapp was in court to testify to the number of young women with whom Knapp was on intimate terms. JG
  • 27 Jul 1912 Leroy Thomas yesterday brought suit for divorce from Katherine Thomas, accusing her of infidelity and naming several co-respondents. The case was heard in court and a divorce was granted as prayed. JG
  • 27 Jul 1912 Parashiva Hoison was granted a divorce from Zack Hoison, receives $125 alimony, the custody of three children until August 26th and $5 per week for their support. On the 26th of August the court will make a further order disposing of the children. Hoison formerly conducted a saloon in the rolling mill district. JG
  • 28 Jul 1912 Elgie C. Netterfield yesterday brought suit for divorce from Idal L. Netterfield, alleging cruel and inhuman treatment and stating in him complaint that his wife was of such a slothful temperament that he was unable to live with her. He asks the custody of their seven-month-old child. JG
  • 28 Jul 1912 Margaret Edwards was granted a divorce from Leroy Edwards. JG
  • 30 Jul 1912 The divorce complaint of Carl vs. Lena Kinsey, filed in superior court was dismissed yesterday. JG
  • 31 Jul 1912 Mabel M. Shirey has brought suit for divorce from George W. Shirey, alleging failure to provide and cruel and inhuman treatment. JG

  • 01 Aug 1912 A divorce complaint brought by Cora Crist against Merien Crist was dismissed. JG
  • 01 Aug 1912 Ida Thompson was granted a divorce from John S. Thompson. JG
  • 01 Aug 1912 Amelia Hoelle has brought suit for divorce from Jacob Hoelle, asking a divorce and a restraining order preventing him from visiting her at her home or drawing his money from the German-American Trust company. She alleges that he frequently threatened to kill her and told her that she should go hang herself and save him the trouble. JG
  • 01 Aug 1912 Abbie Koontz charges failure to provide in her case for divorce against Milton Koontz. JG
  • 01 Aug 1912 A divorce has been granted Cora I. Crist from Merien S. Crist. JG
  • 01 Aug 1912 John H. Ross has been cited to appear in court August 9 and show cause why he should not be punished for contempt in failing to comply with an order of the court in paying money for the support of Pearl Ross. JG
  • 03 Aug 1912 Mary Murphy is asking the court to compel Franklin Murphy to support her. She alleges that he has twice deserted her and refuses to provide for the support of her and their little child. Another babe is soon to be born to her. JG
  • 04 Aug 1912 Sylvania Moore yesterday began proceeding in superior court for a divorce from August Moore, charging him with curel and inhuman treatment, and asking the custody of their minor child. JG
  • 06 Aug 1912 Belle Aker was granted a divorce in superior court yesterday from her husband, Roy T. Aker. Her maiden name of Wilkinson was restored. JG
  • 06 Aug 1912 Nora Ladig has brought suit for divorce against Peter Ladig, charging that he struck her and beat her upon different occasions, was in the habit of becoming intoxicated and associated with dissolute characters. Part of the evidence was heard in superior court yesterday. JG
  • 06 Aug 1912 Mary Murphy has brought suit against Samuel and Mary Murphy, parents of her husband, Frank Murphy, demanding $2,000 damages. She declares in her complaint that the defendants alienated the affections of her husband. JG
  • 06 Aug 1912 Joseph C. Schooler has brought suit for divorce from Margaret Schooler, alleging cruel and inhuman treatment. He declares that the plaintiff kept on hand a keen edged razor with which she threatened to take his life. As the defendant is an able bodied woman, the plaintiff seeks an order restraining her from carrying out the threats. JG
  • 07 Aug 1912 Nora Ladig was granted a divorce from Peter Ladig yesterday. JG
  • 08 Aug 1912 Mrs. Fannie Trim begins action for a decree of divorce from Edward Trim. The wife charges cruelty and neglect, saying that the husband has failed to provide for her, finally abandoning her altogether. JG
  • 08 Aug 1912 Special Judge Morris in the superior court granted George Williams a decree of divorce from Florence Williams. JG
  • 09 Aug 1912 Mrs. Maud L. Dascomb has filed suit against Thomas H. Dascomb demanding a divorce on the grounds of habitual drunkenness, failure to provide and cruel treatment. JG
  • 10 Aug 1912 Rebecca Potterfield begins action against Thomas E. Potterfield for divorce and alimony in the sum of $1,000. For six years the husband has neglected the plaintiff, preferring the society of lewd women, with drink to cheer him. The court restrains Potterfield from disposing of property until the case of his wife is heard. JG
  • 10 Aug 1912 Mrs. Mary L. Badders began action for a decree of divorce from William H. Badders. Badders is a traction conductor and the wife says that he is suspicious, that he questions her conduct and company, that she lacks his love and wants to be separated. Mr. Badders agreed to it all and the case was submitted to Special Judge S. L. Morris in the superior court, who granted with wife a decree of divorce. JG
  • 11 Aug 1912 Special Judge S.L. Morris in the superior court granted Carl W. Sorensen a decree of divorce from Orpha A. Sorensen. JG
  • 11 Aug 1912 William G. Wallace begins action for a decree of divorce from Melinda W. Wallace. The charge is abandonment and refusal to live with plaintiff. JG
  • 13 Aug 1912 Mrs. Cora E. Botteron filed a decree of divorce from James H. Botteron, and in the afternoon the case was heard by Special Judge S. L. Morris in the superior court. Mrs. Botteron complained that her husband boasted of the "good times" he had with other women, the he abused her, that he insulted her and made it impossible for her to live with him. Mrs. Botteron was granted a decree of divorce and $100 alimony. JG
  • 14 Aug 1912 Mrs. Elizabeth V. Mann yesterday instituted an action for divorce from George V. Mann, and in the afternoon Special Judge Morris, in the superior court, granted the wife a decree as prayed for. Mrs. Mann charged that her husband failed to provide for her and called her vile names. Mrs. Mann has been working and keeping boarders for a living. Mann is in California. JG
  • 14 Aug 1912 Mrs. Nevada Manning has filed action for a divorce from Mack Manning. The wife charges that he abandoned her and their children in May, 1912, and has made no provision for their support. He is a painter and the court is asked to compel him to contribute to the support of the children. JG
  • 15 Aug 1912 Minnie Soliday has asked a divorce from Jacob Soliday, charging that he beat her, cursed her and finally abandoned her with four small children on her hands. She alleges that he has a dray business worth $150 a month, and wants an order from the court restraining him from disposing of his holdings. She also asks $500 alimony and $50 for attorney's fees. PG
  • 16 Aug 1912 Waldo Deeren, in his complaint for a divorce from his wife, Sarah, says she refused to cook his meals and repeatedly ordered him from his home. JG
  • 17 Aug 1912 Myrtle Miller has brought suit for divorce from Patrick Miller, charging that he spent his money for drink and called her vile names. JG
  • 18 Aug 1912 Charles W. Munson has brought suit for divorce from Sadie Munson, charging that she twice deserted him within a period of a few months. JG
  • 21 Aug 1912 Maude S. Dascomb was granted a divorce from Thomas H. Dascomb in superior court yesterday and was given the custody of their child. JG
  • 21 Aug 1912 Bertha May Bireley has brought suit for divorce from Clarence Bireley, charging desertion and that he frequently threatened to kill her. She says in her complaint that at one time she cut him with a knife on the finger when he was threatening her. She asks the custody of their children and for $25 per month for the support of herself and child. A restraining order was granted her prohibiting Bireley drawing his wages. Bireley has brought a cross-complaint in which he charges his wife is possessed of an ungovernable temper, that she frequently attacked him with every conceivable article of household furniture she could wield and used language of a vile character in front of their children. He is also seeking the custody of their little ones. JG
  • 21 Aug 1912 Elma Berger has brought suit for a limited divorce from Henry Berger, alleging that he drinks to excess and associates with bad women. She wants a restraining order preventing him from drawing his wages from the S. F. Bowser company. JG
  • 22 Aug 1912 Minnie Gick has brought suit for divorce against Henry Gick, charging him with being a habitual drunkard and with failing to provide for their five children, of which she asks the custody. JG
  • 22 Aug 1912 Catherine Snell sues Andrew Snell for divorce, charging failure to provide and abandonment as the basis for the complaint. JG
  • 23 Aug 1912 Mary A. Drewett has brought suit for divorce against William H. Drewett, alleging cruel and inhuman treatment in that he frequently cursed her and at times beat her unmercifully. A restraining order, forbidding him to visit her at her home or from drawing wages due him from the S. F. Bowser company was granted during the afternoon. JG
  • 23 Aug 1912 Bessie Coleman was granted a divorce on her complaint from Roy Coleman. JG
  • 24 Aug 1912 Wesley Waters was granted a divorce from Addie Waters on his cross complaint in superior court yesterday, but Mrs. Waters is to receive $750 alimony as heart balm. JG
  • 28 Aug 1912 Minnie Soliday was granted a divorce from Jacob Soliday in superior court yesterday. The decree was accompanied by an order giving her the custody of four children and $150 alimony. JG
  • 29 Aug 1912 Agnes Matheson has brought suit against Alexander Matheson for divorce. She alleges that they were married in Ontario, Canada, and that the husband is guilty of deserting her. JG
  • 30 Aug 1912 Eva C. Stamets, in her complaint for a divorce from Dr. Zenith H. Stamets, declares that he is possessed of an ungovernable temper and a disposition to dictate to her the fashion of dress she must wear. A restraining order was issued yesterday forbidding the payment by local banks and trust companies of money deposited therein by Stamets. JG
  • 30 Aug 1912 Charles W. Wagner has brought suit against Gertrude I. Wagner asking for a divorce. He alleges that his wife has treated him cruelly and that she is possessor of a fiery temper. JG
  • 31 Aug 1912 Myrtle Miller was granted a plain divorce in superior court yesterday before Judge Yaple. She was given the right to use her former name, Myrtle Tombaugh. JG
  • 31 Aug 1912 Elizabeth Hook wants a divorce from Nicholas Hook, alleging that he frequently beat her, that he was arrested by the police on a charge of assault and battery in which she figured as the injured party and that he is a habitual drunkard. She asks the custody of their minor children. Yesterday a restraining order was issued forbidding the defendant from in anyway molesting the plaintiff. JG

  • 01 Sep 1912 Harry Shelley was granted a decree of divorce in superior court from Loretta Shelley. JG
  • 04 Sep 1912 Minnie Gick was granted a decree of divorce, alimony in the sum of $1,000, the custody of three children and $10 per month for their for their support in her case against Henry Gick. The evidence was heard in superior court yesterday. JG.
  • 05 Sep 1912 Millie Rice has brought suit for divorce from Franklin N. Rice, alleging cruel and inhuman treatment and declaring that Rice frequently cursed her with names too vile to be set forth in the complaint. She is demanding alimony in the sum of $10,000 and asks that Rice be restrained from disposing of his property until after the court has passed upon the merits of her complaint. JG
  • 05 Sep 1912 Helen M. Campbell has been granted a divorce decree from Ira S. Campbell and is given the custody of one child. Failure to provide was the basis for the decree. JG
  • 06 Sep 1912 Minnie Abbott, in her complaint for a divorce from Alonzo Abbott, declares that Alonzo has an aggravating appetite for beer and whiskey, that he has been in the habit of associating with lewd women and that he ought to pay her alimony in the sum of $1,000. JG
  • 06 Sep 1912 Mary Frewett was granted a divorce and $100 alimony from William Frewett in a case tried yesterday in superior court. JG
  • 07 Sep 1912 Eva M. Ragan has brought suit for divorce from Jacob Ragan, alleging among other things that Ragan comes home intoxicated, and on one occasion grabbed a shotgun, threatening to blow her head off. She was forced to leave home hurriedly and stay with the neighbors. JG
  • 08 Sep 1912 Mary Brown is seeking a divorce from William Brown, alleging cruel treatment and failure to provide. JG
  • 10 Sep 1912 Judge Yaple granted to John L. Beckes a decree of divorce from Grace Beckes. JG
  • 10 Sep 1912 Charles W. Wagner was granted a decree of divorce from Gertrude I. Wagner, also the custody of their child to the father. JG
  • 11 Sep 1912 Bertha May Bireley has been granted a divorce in superior court from Clarence Birely and he has been ordered to pay her the sum of $12 per month. JG
  • 11 Sep 1912 Carrie E. Gibson is asking a divorce from Joseph Gibson, alleging failure to provide. JG
  • 13 Sep 1912 Milton Koontz has filed a cross-complaint for divorce from Abbie Koontz, who recently applied for a decree. JG
  • 13 Sep 1912 Rebecca Potterfield has been granted a divorce from Thomas C. Potterfield in a case heard yesterday in superior court. JG
  • 13 Sep 1912 Emma Doty has brought suit for divorce from Elmer Doty, alleging that he treated her cruelly and was untrue to his marriage vows. JG
  • 14 Sep 1912 Lulu V. Doty has brought suit for a divorce from Benjamin Doty, to whom she was married at St. Joe. Mo., Nov 23, 1898. The complaint charges cruel and inhuman treatment and failure to provide. JG
  • 17 Sep 1912 Mack Manning, against whom Nevada Manning has brought suit for divorce, was ordered to pay $10 per week into superior court for the support of his three children pending the trial of the case. JG
  • 17 Sep 1912 Emma Pearl Treace has brought suit against Neal Treace asking for a divorce. She charges cruel and inhuman treatment and failure to provide. Treace was a chauffeur and according to the complaint on file frequently remained out all ours of the night. JG
  • 18 Sep 1912 Ida L. Stetzel was granted a divorce in superior court yesterday from William E. Stetzel. JG
  • 19 Sep 1912 Minnie Dinius was given a divorce from Abe Dinius and was allowed the custody of the children by the court. JG
  • 19 Sep 1912 Sidney F. Ross was given a divorce from George A. Ross. JG
  • 19 Sep 1912 Mrs. Eva Stamets has filed a cross-complaint for divorce against Dr. A. Stamets. She alleges that he is possessed of ungovernable temper, accused her falsely of stealing and that before their separation he brought to their home in the guise of a nurse a woman with whom he was on intimate terms. Mrs. Stamets is asking the court to fix her a sum in alimony in keeping with the material wealth of the doctor. JG
  • 19 Sep 1912 Mrs. Anna Seitenright has asked for a modification of a divorce decree granted in May, declaring that her husband, under threats, forced her to agree to a divorce and to not contest the action. She is seeking to regain the custody of her children. JG
  • 20 Sep 1912 Charles Wybourn, charged with neglecting his three small children, was found guilty in circuit court and sentenced to serve from one to seven years in state's prison. Upon his promise to take better care of his offspring in the future, the court decided to suspend sentence pending his good behavior. JG
  • 21 Sep 1912 John Roach is seeking a divorce from Catherine Roach, to whom he was married in April. The complaint sets out the fact that the defendant became disagreeable shortly after marriage, told him that all she married him for was to get a settlement, and refused to cook for his hands. An agreement as to a division of property has been made out of court. JG
  • 24 Sep 1912 Glen Coakley was granted a divorce in superior court yesterday from Jennie Coakley. His complaint alleges that Mrs. Coakley was guilty of cruel and inhuman treatment in that she refused to prepare his meals or wash his linen, while she frequently went auto riding with strangers and attended public dances with men other than her husband. JG
  • 24 Sep 1912 Clarence C. Crosby is asking for a divorce from Marietta, alleging desertion. JG
  • 24 Sep 1912 Grace Saunders is seeking a divorce from Ollie Saunders, charging that he abandoned her, taking with him her gold watch and five dollars in cash. JG
  • 24 Sep 1912 Kattie Bowers filed suit for divorce in the superior court. She alleges as part of her complaint that her husband, Earl Bowers, deserted her in January last and that she is compelled to take in washing in order to support herself and fifteen-month-old babe. JG
  • 24 Sep 1912 Mrs. William C. Bryhoe, in her application for a decree of divorce, says that her husband frequently boasted of his relations with other women. She asks $3,000 alimony. JG
  • 25 Sep 1912 Olive Thrasher has applied for a divorce from Earl Thrasher, asking the court to award her reasonable alimony. She charges abandonment. JG
  • 25 Sep 1912 Bessie Batson was awarded a divorce on her cross-complaint and is given the custody of two children. The case was heard in circuit court. JG
  • 25 Sep 1912 Elsie Whitney was granted a divorce in circuit court from George B. Whitney and is given the custody of two children. JG
  • 25 Sep 1912 Mine Seitz asks a divorce from Warrent Seitz, charging cruel and inhuman treatment, alleging that the defendant frequently cursed her in language too vile to be set out in the complaint. JG
  • 25 Sep 1912 The state ex rel. Mary Murphy vs. Frank Murphy, fraudulent marriage, demand $1,000, is a new case brought through Attorney Phil B. Colerick. JG
  • 25 Sep 1912 Meliasa Heimbach charges Joseph E. Heimbach with abandonment in her complaint for divorce. JG
  • 26 Sep 1912 John McGrady is asking a divorce from Glenna May McGrady, alleging that he abandoned her and their little children, wholly without cause. JG
  • 26 Sep 1912 Waldo Deerin was granted a divorce from Sarah Deerin in a case hear yesterday morning in superior court. JG
  • 27 Sep 1912 Marcia O'Brien applied for a divorce from Louis C. O'Brien yesterday morning on the ground of failure of the defendant to provide for her material wants and the further charge that he is a habitual drunkard. The divorce was granted during the afternoon. JG
  • 27 Sep 1912 Franklin Murphy has brought suit against Mary Murphy, asking for a divorce, charging that defendant with being guilty of gross immorality, refusing to cook his meals and with abandonment. He says that conditions in their home became such that their child was taken in charge by the board of children's guardians in Huntington county. JG
  • 27 Sep 1912 Mamie Dewitt is asking a divorce and $1,000 alimony from Thomas Jefferson Dewitt, charging that her husband frequently became "imbued with wanderlust" and remained away from home for long periods of time. Before leaving on his trips he failed to provide her with funds to tide over his absence. She is asking the custody of their child. JG
  • 27 Sep 1912 Emma H. Doty was given a divorce from Elmer Doty in circuit court. JG
  • 28 Sep 1912 Mary Kaliker applied for a limited separation from John Kaliker and after hearing the evidence, the court decreed that they should live apart for a period of one year. In the meantime, Kaliker is to pay his wife $15 per month for her support. JG
  • 29 Sep 1912 Matilda Cecil, in asking for a divorce with alimony from Robert W. Cecil, declares that Robert frequently choked her rudely and cursed her violently. When he would be absent from home for days at a time and Matilda sought to chide him for his waywardness, his reply was: "Well, there is the courthouse, go get a divorce." Now she is seeking the remedy he suggested. JG
  • 29 Sep 1912 Cora F. Riedenburg was granted a divorce from George V. Riedenburg in circuit court yesterday. JG

  • 01 Oct 1912 Myrtle Baldwin was granted a divorce from Lewis Baldwin in a case tried yesterday in superior court. JG
  • 01 Oct 1912 Rebecca Youse was granted a divorce from Nelson Youse. JG
  • 01 Oct 1912 Caroline Whitmore has brought suit for a divorce from Henry E. Whitmore. She charges that Whitmore was guilty of becoming intoxicated and that when in that condition he treated her cruelly. JG
  • 02 Oct 1912 Emma Pearl Trease was granted a divorce from Heal Trease in superior court yesterday an in addition receives $1,000 alimony. JG
  • 02 Oct 1912 Judge Yaple, in superior court sustained the plea in abatement brought in the suit of Aileen Smaltz against Charles Smaltz, complaint for a decree of divorce. An appeal has been granted to the appellate court. JG
  • 03 Oct 1912 Mary E. Treace has filed a omplaint for divorce from Louis F. Treace, charging cruel and inhuman treatment and specifically recites that at divers times he choked and kicked her. JG
  • 03 Oct 1912 Sophia Paulmann wants a divorce from Edward Paulmann and the basis of the complaint is a charge that Paulmann failed to provide for her for a long period of time. JG
  • 06 Oct 1912 Carrie E. Gibson was granted a divorce from Jospeh Gibson in superior court yesterday. JG
  • 06 Oct 1912 Clara E. Felton seeks a divorce from Peter Felton, charging that he kept up a continual espionage on her mail, cursed her and denied her sufficient funds with which to purchase clothing. She wants $1,000 alimony. JG
  • 08 Oct 1912 Minnie McKee has brought suit for a divorce from George W. McKee, charging that he abandoned her more than two years ago. She wants $500 per year for the maintenance of the children. JG
  • 10 Oct 1912 Mary O'Brien was granted a divorce from James O'Brien in superior court and was given the custody of one child. JG
  • 10 Oct 1912 Nannie McDaniels secured a divorce from Alonzo McDaniels in the superior court and was given the custody of their two children. JG
  • 10 Oct 1912 Mary Dillon has brought suit for divorce from Frank Dillon, basing the complaint on an allegation of failure to provide. JG
  • 11 Oct 1912 Neva Phillips brings suit for divorce from Arthur L. Phillips, charging that he frequently struck and beat her. JG
  • 12 Oct 1912 Elizabeth Hook was granted a divorce yesterday from Nicholas Hook in superior court. She was given the custody of the children and $400 alimony. JG
  • 12 Oct 1912 Rosa Warner asks for a divorce from Timothy Warner, alleging cruel and inhuman treatment. JG
  • 15 Oct 1912 William Engle has brought suit for a divorce from Marie Engle, alleging that she abandoned him seventeen years age, first selling the household furniture. Engle is employed as a special park policeman. JG
  • 15 Oct 1912 Lena Schmidlin asks a divorce from Charles Schmidlin on the ground of abandonment. She asks the custody of three minor children. JG
  • 16 Oct 1912 John Roach was granted a divorce from Catherine Roach after a hearing of their troubles in superior court. JG
  • 16 Oct 1912 Sophia Sumeradzka, a Russian girl, has brought suit against Bruno Ceimar for breach of a marriage contract. She alleges that they were engaged to be married in Russia and that Celmar came to America, promising to send for her. Frequent gushing letters were sent by him and finally he forwarded the money to pay her passage. She came and has ever since been ready to carry out her part of the agreement, although Celmar refuses now to wed. She is asking for $3,000. JG
  • 16 Oct 1912 Mae Toby wants a divorce from Fen Toby, eight dollars a week for the support of their children and the custody of three minor children. She declares that the eldest child is afflicted with tuberculosis and needs medical attention. This Toby has refused to provide, although well able to do so. She charges that he spends most of his money for drink and while intoxicated is very abusive. Saturday night he promised to bring home shoes for the youngest child but instead came home drunk, according to the complaint. JG
  • 18 Oct 1912 Mattie White seeks a divorce from Taylor White on the ground of abandonment and asks a restraining order to prevent him for drawing his wages from the Wabash Railroad company. JG
  • 19 Oct 1912 Katie Bowers was granted a divorce from Earl Bowers in superior court yesterday and she was given the custody of their child. JG
  • 19 Oct 1912 The greater part of the day in circuit court yesterday was given over to hearing the evidence in the case of Frank Murphy vs. Mary Murphy, suit for divorce. The evidence was the most salacious that has been introduced in many a day. After hearing all the evidence the court decided to take the matter under advisement for a time before returning a verdict. JG
  • 19 Oct 1912 Mary Ervin has brought suit for divorce against John Ervin, asking the custody of the children, $1,000 alimony and $15 per month for the support of the children. JG
  • 20 Oct 1912 Judge O'Rourke has withheld his decision in the Murphy divorce case. The hearing was one that attracted more than usual attention from divorce court frequenters because of the nature of the evidence. JG
  • 20 Oct 1912 William D. Barnhill has brought suit in superior court to have modified a judgment returned against him in divorce proceedings. Under the judgment, he was to pay $2,400 to Ella J. Barnhill and Mrs. Barnhill was given the custody of the sixteen-year-old daughter. In the complaint just filed, it is set out that Mrs. Barnhill does not properly clothe the child, denies her sufficient food, attempts to poison her mind against her father and prevents her from attending school. The complaint asks the custody of the child be vested in the father and that he be relieved of making monthly payments for the support of his former wife. JG
  • 20 Oct 1912 Adah Webber was granted a divorce on cross complaint in superior court from Jacob Webber. JG
  • 22 Oct 1912 The case of Frank vs. Mary Murphy, suit for divorce, was ended rather suddenly in circuit court yesterday when the attorneys for the plaintiff made a motion for a dismissal. JG
  • 22 Oct 1912 Mary Richmond has brought suit for divorce against Jay P. Richmond, charging him with cruel and inhuman treatment and abandonment. JG
  • 22 Oct 1912 Bruce McFarland has brought suit for divorce from May McFarland, alleging cruel and inhuman treatment. JG.
  • 23 Oct 1912 The cases of Bessie vs. Albert Corbat was dismissed. JG
  • 23 Oct 1912 The case of Emma vs. James Van Horn was dismissed. JG
  • 23 Oct 1912 The case of Lucy Nearing vs. Adolph Nearing was dismissed. JG
  • 24 Oct 1912 The case of Elizabeth Affholder vs. John Affholder was dismissed. JG
  • 25 Oct 1912 Mrs. Blanche Weicht begins action for a decree of divorce from Lyman Weicht, charging that the husband has abandoned her and failed to make provision as his obligations would suggest. JG
  • 25 Oct 1912 Mrs. Edna E. Wigginton begins action for a decree of divorce from Julian K. Wigginton. The husband is charged with abandonment and failure to provide for his wife. JG
  • 27 Oct 1912 The case of Susan Munson vs. Chas. E. Munson has been dismissed in superior court. JG
  • 27 Oct 1912 Nevada Mannering has asked that Mack Mannering be cited for contempt of court because he has failed to pay into court sums awarded at a recent divorce hearing. In the meantime he is to pay $10 per month dating from September 21. JG
  • 27 Oct 1912 In circuit court yesterday Lulu V. Doty was granted a divorce from Benjamin I. Doty and was given the custody of their three-year-old child. JG
  • 29 Oct 1912 Melissa Heimbach was granted a divorce from Joseph Heimbach in superior court. JG
  • 29 Oct 1912 The case of Dr. Zenith Stamets vs. Eva Stamets has been sent to DeKalb county on a change of venue. JG
  • 30 Oct 1912 Lottie E. O'Connell has brought suit for divorce from Jesse D. O'Connell, charging cruel and inhuman treatment. JG
  • 30 Oct 1912 Agnes Matheson was granted a divorce in superior court yesterday from Alexander Matheson and was allowed the use of her maiden name. JG
  • 31 Oct 1912 Rose Bolan has brought suit for divorce charging that her husband, Frank Bolan, failed to provide her with the necessities of life. JG
  • 31 Oct 1912 Edward F. Breemer has brought suit against Mabel Breemer for divorce charging her with abandonment and cruel and inhuman treatment. JG

  • 01 Nov 1912 Jennie H. Greene has brought suit for divorce against Scott Greene, asking a restraining order to prevent him drawing his wages and charging his with drunkenness and cruel and inhuman treatment. JG
  • 01 Nov 1912 Tossie Elmore is asking a divorce from Lester Elmore and wants alimony in the sum of $500. She alleges that Lester frequently struck and beat her while he was intoxicated. JG
  • 02 Nov 1912 Josephine Geistdoerfer has brought suit for divorce against Frederick Geistdoerfer, demanding alimony in the sum of $5,000 and asking the court to restrain him from disposing of his funds or property in any way. She alleges that he has been guilty of cruel and inhuman treatment in that he kicked and beat her and at one time threatened her life. JG
  • 03 Nov 1912 Alleging that Joseph Dennis and wife entered his home and poisoned the mind of his wife against him, inducing her to break up a happy married life of sixteen years by recourse to the divorce courts and to demand alimony in the sum of $10,000. Franklin Rice has brought suit for damages against Dennis and wife. He declares that until the advent of the Dennises, his home life was happy. He and his wife with the exercise of frugality had amassed a small farm and were in comfortable circumstances. JG
  • 03 Nov 1912 In circuit court Adella Koontz was granted a divorce from Edward Koontz. JG
  • 03 Nov 1912 Celeste Morvillius has applied for a divorce decree from Grancis on the ground that he treated her cruelly. JG.
  • 03 Nov 1912 Leroy Lanning is seeking a divorce from Maggie Lanning and in his complaint he charges that she is a habitual drunkard and neglects her household duties. She refused to cook his meals. JG
  • 03 Nov 1912 Sherman Richardson was granted a divorce from Clara Richardson in superior court during the afternoon. JG
  • 05 Nov 1912 When Carl Kinsey, 26, pleaded guilty to a charge of wife desertion in circuit court yesterday he doubtless figured on receiving a suspended sentence as many have in the past been treated. In this particular case Kinsey was forced to admit that he had deserted his wife on numerous occasions and that for a long time the most he gave her for her support was $2 per week. The court decided that an example should be made of this class of offenders and Kinsey will serve a sentence of from one to three years at Jeffersonville. JG
  • 07 Nov 1912 Mrs. Garrett Wood begins action against Floyd Wood for a decree of divorce and other relief. The wife charges that the husband is subject to spells of anger; that in his out-breaks he curses, swears and grows abusive to the danger point; that in one of his out-breaks he struck the plaintiff, and during their four years of married life he has moved from one house to another, about every three months subjecting his wife to labors and annoyances beyond her forbearance. JG
  • 09 Nov 1912 Amanda Garman was granted a divorce yesterday from Benjamin F. Garman, the complaint alleging abandonment. JG
  • 09 Nov 1912 Clarence C. Crosby was given a divorce in circuit court yesterday from Mary Crosby. JG
  • 09 Nov 1912 May Tilbury has filed suit for divorce from Charles Tilbury, charging cruel and inhuman treatment. She asks a restraining order to prevent him selling off his personal effects. JG
  • 10 Nov 1912 Lillia M. Waltke has entered suit against William Waltke for divorce, the custody of their minor children and alimony in the sum of $2,000. She charges the defendant with cruel and inhuman treatment and habitual drunkenness. A restraining order has been asked to prevent Waltke from disposing of his funds. JG
  • 10 Nov 1912 Della Mart has brought a complaint for divorce from Marion Mart, alleging cruel and inhuman treatment. JG
  • 12 Nov 1912 In superior court yesterday Blanche Weicht was granted a divorce from Lyman Weicht. JG
  • 13 Nov 1912 Mary Yahne filed suit for a divorce yesterday from Roy Yahne, charging him with desertion. At a hearing in superior court the divorce was granted. JG
  • 13 Nov 1912 Lewis E. Kellogg seeks a divorce from Lucy Kellogg because she sometimes pointed a revolver at his head, threatened to end his life and treated him cruelly. He declares that he has turned over his business and property to her and wants only relief from the marital ties. JG
  • 13 Nov 1912 Rush Wolford sues Birdie Wolford for divorce, charging that Birdie locked him out of the house and nights and cursed him shamefully. JG
  • 14 Nov 1912 Cora Snyder has brought suit against Robert Snyder for a divorce. She alleges cruel and inhuman treatment and charges that Snyder was guilty of getting drunk on the slightest provocation. A restraining order was issued in superior court to prevent Snyder disposing of his property. JG
  • 16 Nov 1912 Leria George has brought suit for divorce from Lloyd George, charging him with failure to provide and with associating with other women. JG
  • 17 Nov 1912 Herman G. Griebel was granted a divorce from Augusta H. Griebel in superior court. JG
  • 17 Nov 1912 Cora Oliver has brought suit for divorce from William Oliver charging that he abandoned her and lived with another woman. JG
  • 19 Nov 1912 Mrs. Eva Stamets was granted a divorce from Dr. Zenith Stamets on her cross complaint and was allowed alimony by the court in the sum of $800. She was restored to her former name, Strougher, and in a short time will leave with her mother for Chicago to reside. JG
  • 19 Nov 1912 Caroline Whitmore has been granted a divorce from Henry Whitmore in superior court. JG
  • 19 Nov 1912 Frank Latimer has brought suit for divorce from May Latimer, alleging cruel and inhuman treatment. JG
  • 19 Nov 1912 Helen Orff is seeking a divorce from George E. Orff, alleging cruel and inhuman treatment. JG
  • 20 Nov 1912 The divorce complaint recently brought by Mrs. Josephine Geistdoerfer vs. Fred Geistdoerfer, was dismissed in the circuit court yesterday. JG
  • 20 Nov 1912 Friedericka M. Scherer wants a divorce from Louis J. Scherer, charging him with habitual drunkenness and with cruel and inhuman treatment. JG
  • 20 Nov 1912 Robert L. Larimore seeks a divorce from Lucile, charging that she sold the household furniture, used the proceeds to purchase a railroad ticket to Denver and has since refused to live with him. JG
  • 20 Nov 1912 Lovene Morris seeks a divorce from Charles Morris, charging cruel treatment and the fact that he got drunk each Saturday. She asks $480 per year for the support of the three children. JG
  • 21 Nov 1912 Anna Lewis is seeking a divorce from Edward Lewis on the ground of abandonment and failure to provide. JG
  • 21 Nov 1912 Anna Mills is suing Grant Mills for divorce, charging desertion. JG
  • 22 Nov 1912 Mabel C. Livergood asks a divorce from John W. Livergood and for the custody of the minor children. She alleges that her husband treated her cruelly and made false charges involving her moral character. JG
  • 22 Nov 1912 Emma Schulp wants a divorce from Arthur Schulp, charging that he failed to provide properly for her. This is their second matrimonial venture. JG
  • 22 Nov 1912 Minnie Itskins wants a divorce from Oliver Itskina, alleging that he was possessed of an ungovernable temper and frequently cursed her. JG
  • 23 Nov 1912 Robert L. Larimore was granted a divorce from Lucile Larimore in circuit court yesterday. His complaint charged desertion. JG
  • 23 Nov 1912 Judge Eggeman yesterday heard the evidence in the divorce case of Lillie M. Waltke vs. William Waltke, but no order has been entered. JG
  • 24 Nov 1912 The divorce complaint of Matilda vs. Robert Cecil has been venued from superior to circuit court. JG
  • 24 Nov 1912 Catherine Snell was granted a divorce in circuit court from Andrew Snell and was given the right to use her maiden name. JG
  • 24 Nov 1912 Margaret Yocum seeks a divorce from Howard Yocum, alleging that he failed to make proper provisions for her comfort and finally wholly abandoned her. JG
  • 26 Nov 1912 Elizabeth Harber has brought suit for divorce from Martin Harber and she asks $7,000 alimony. She asserts that Harber is worth $30,000 and thinks that the $7,000 should be hers as he has spent something like $1,000 of her money and his conduct has become unbearable. JG
  • 26 Nov 1912 Alda S. Disler has brought suit against Frank Disler for divorce charging him with failing to provide for her wants. She asks alimony in the sum of $3,000. JG
  • 26 Nov 1912 The case of Fredericka vs. Louis T. Scherer, suit for divorce has been dismissed. JG
  • 26 Nov 1912 Minnie McKee was granted a divorce from George McKee and was given the custody of three children with $20 per month for their support. JG
  • 26 Nov 1912 Rose Dolan was granted a divorce from Frank Dolan in circuit court. JG
  • 26 Nov 1912 Dayton Baltzell received a divorce from Linnie Baltzell but she was granted $400 alimony and the household furniture. JG
  • 28 Nov 1912 Otto Schaphorst was given the choice of going to jail for ten days or of obeying the order of Superior Court Judge Yaple to pay his wife $3 per week. He hesitated not an instance but gave the court a sufficient guarantee that he would pay the money and sentence was not imposed. JG
  • 28 Nov 1912 Rosa Warner was granted a divorce from Timothy Warner in circuit court. JG
  • 30 Nov 1912 Minnie Dewitt was granted a divorce from Thomas Jefferson Dewitt in superior court yesterday. Along with the decree she is given the custody of two minor children and receives $14 per month for their support. JG
  • 30 Nov 1912 F. W. Morvilius has filed a cross-complaint in divorce proceedings brought by his wife, Celesta. He charges infidelity. JG

  • 01 Dec 1912 Tossie Elmore was granted a divorce in circuit court yesterday from Lester Elmore. JG
  • 01 Dec 1912 Josephine J. Pelkey has brought suit for divorce from Earl Pelkey, alleging that he cursed her Thanksgiving night until well toward morning. This is Pelkey's fourth matrimonial venture. JG
  • 01 Dec 1912 India Warcup is seeking a divorce from Sidney Warcup, alleging that he cursed her and beat her while drunk. JG
  • 03 Dec 1912 Cloe Saunders was granted a divorce in superior court yesterday from Ollie Saunders and was restored to her maiden name, Cloe Thomas. JG
  • 03 Dec 1912 John McGrady was granted a divorce from Glenna May McGrady on the ground of abandonment. The court ordered that he pay $10 per month for the support of his children. The case is a peculiar one from the fact that McGrady has no knowledge of where his children are. The court will insist that the monthly payments be paid over to the clerk and in the event the children are found later, the money will go to them for their support. McGrady testified that he had been seeking for seven years to find some trace of his offspring. JG
  • 04 Dec 1912 India Warcup was granted a divorce from Sidney Warcup in superior court yesterday. JG
  • 04 Dec 1912 John Auer is seeking a divorce from Florence Auer, charging her with abandoning him in February last after a marriage that lasted but two months. He declares his belief that she is now an inmate of a house of ill fame near Chicago. JG
  • 05 Dec 1912 Elizabeth Spindler has brought suit for divorce from Paul Spindler, employed at the Wayne Knitting mills; alleging cruel and inhuman treatment and asking the custody of their minor child. She was granted a restraining order in circuit court yesterday which prevents her husband from drawing wages due him from the mills and from in anyway molesting her. She is also asking for alimony in the sum of $1,000. JG
  • 05 Dec 1912 William A. Wiess is asking a divorce from Mary Wiess, charging her with cases of specific immorality. JG
  • 06 Dec 1912 Iva Ooley applied for a divorce yesterday from George W. Ooley on charges of cruel and inhuman treatment. JG
  • 06 Dec 1912 Ida E. Blakely has filed a supplemental complaint for divorce from Lloyd M. Blakely, alleging that since the filing of her first suit in May he has been guilty of further cruelties toward her, frequently cursed her and boasted of his illegal relations with other women. In the supplemental complaint she is asking for $20 per month pending the settlement of the case. JG
  • 06 Dec 1912 May Johnson is asking a divorce from Harry Johnson, alleging cruel and inhuman treatment. A restraining order was granted in superior court preventing the defendant from drawing his wages. JG
  • 08 Dec 1912 Charles Siebert, whose wife was granted a divorce and $10 per month in June, was sent to jail for a period of thirty days yesterday by Judge Carl Yaple upon a showing made in his court that the order had not been obeyed. It is probably that a number of similar fines will be imposed in the event orders in like cases are not obeyed. JG
  • 08 Dec 1912 The divorce case of Elizabeth vs. Paul Spindler was dismissed yesterday in circuit court. JG
  • 08 Dec 1912 The divorce case of Josephine vs. Earl Pelkey was dismissed in circuit court. JG
  • 08 Dec 1912 Emestine Fruechtenicht brought a complaint for divorce from Frederick Fruechtenicht in circuit court yesterday, charging abandonment, the evidence was heard and the divorce granted within a couple hours. JG
  • 10 Dec 1912 The case of Alice I. Overly vs. Eliza E. Overly, for divorce has been dismissed. JG
  • 10 Dec 1912 Alice M. Waugh seeks a divorce from John W. Waugh and asks for alimony in the sum of $1,000. Cruel and inhuman treatment is the basis for the complaint. JG
  • 10 Dec 1912 Pearl E. Meyers seeks a divorce from Fred J. Meyers, alleging abandonment as the basis for the complaint. JG
  • 11 Dec 1912 Peter Deutschman, who failed to obey the order of the superior court in reference to paying alimony, has been cited for contempt and runs a splendid chance of languishing in jail in the event of his failure to convince the court that his lapse was unavoidable. JG
  • 11 Dec 1912 Minnie Seitz was granted a divorce yesterday in circuit court from Warren Seitz. JG
  • 11 Dec 1912 Neva Phillips was granted a divorce yesterday in circuit court from Arthur Phillips. JG
  • 11 Dec 1912 Franklin Murphy has brought suit for divorce against Mary Murphy, alleging cruel and inhuman treatment. JG
  • 13 Dec 1912 Alice I. Overly, who recently dismissed a divorce complaint brought against Elza Overly, has filed another and longer petition to the court asking for a severance of the marital bands. She recites in her latest complaint that the first cause was dismissed only after Elza had returned and pleaded for forgiveness. His repentance was short lived, however and one of his first overt acts was the destruction of several dresses and numerous pairs of silk stockings with his knife. Alimony in the sum of $1,000 is asked and in circuit court yesterday a restraining order was issued forbidding him from in anyway molesting the plaintiff. JG
  • 13 Dec 1912 Adella Johnson has brought suit for divorce from Homer Johnson, alleging cruel and inhuman treatment. JG
  • 14 Dec 1912 Anna Bender has brought suit against Frank Bender, asking for divorce and alimony in the sum of $2,500. She charges cruel and inhuman treatment and declares that the defendant has been guilty of meeting other women clandestinely. JG
  • 15 Dec 1912 Lena Schmidlin was granted a divorce in superior court yesterday from Charles Schmidlin. JG
  • 17 Dec 1912 Alda L. Disler was granted a divorce from Frank Disler in superior court. During the hearing evidence was introduced showing that both husband and wife frequently consulted Madmae Bertha Wing, a fortune teller, who gave them advice regarding their marital troubles. Mrs. Disler was given the custody of a minor child. JG
  • 17 Dec 1912 Etta Ryan has brought suit for divorce from Harry Ryan, charging cruel and inhuman treatment. JG
  • 17 Dec 1912 Cora Shaw is asking a divorce from Tillman Shaw, charging him with cruel and inhuman treatment. JG
  • 17 Dec 1912 Beatrice Luttrell has brought suit for divorce from Urbon Luttrell charging that he was intimate with other women. A restraining order was granted in court to prevent the defendant from drawing wages due him from an establishment in which he is employed. JG
  • 18 Dec 1912 Lottie O'Connell was granted a divorce from Jesse D. O'Connell in superior court yesterday and besides the custody of their minor children she is to receive the sum of $12 per month for their support. JG
  • 18 Dec 1912 Celeste Morvillious was granted a divorce from Francis W. Morvillious. JG
  • 19 Dec 1912 Judge Yaple granted to W. M. Engle a divorce from Mary C. Engle yesterday in superior court. JG
  • 19 Dec 1912 Sophis Paulmann was granted a divorce from Edward Paulmann in superior court yesterday. JG
  • 22 Dec 1912 Bruce McFarland was granted a divorce from Mary McFarland, after a recital of their marital troubles in superior court. JG
  • 22 Dec 1912 Pearl Edna Meyers was gives a divorce from Fred J. Meyers in circuit court. The two children were divided between the parents. JG
  • 24 Dec 1912 William Hosack, who was divorced from his wife six years ago and ordered by the court to pay ten dollars per month for the support of his children, was sentenced to serve from one to seven years in prison by Judge Eggeman yesterday on a charge of neglecting his children. The evidence showed that Hosack had paid but a few dollars in all the years he has been divorce from his wife. In court he was disposed to make promises, but when the court passed sentence fixing his punishment at imprisonment in the penitentiary, he promptly began turning on the flood gates of his grief and begged for one more chance. He was given until Friday to file a bond with the court guaranteeing that in the future there will be no further cause for complaint. If at any time he fails to pay the money ordered, he will be sent to serve his prison term without the formality of a new trial. JG
  • 24 Dec 1912 Charles E. Munson was granted a divorce from Sadie Munson in superior court yesterday. JG
  • 27 Dec 1912 The divorce complaint of Bender vs. Bender was dismissed in circuit court. JG
  • 28 Dec 1912 Beatrice Lutterel was granted a divorce from Urbon Lutterel and her maiden name of Bricker was restored. JG
  • 31 Dec 1912 Elnore Kelly has brought suit for divorce from John L. Kelly, charging him with failing to support her and with being an habitual drunkard. JG
  • 31 Dec 1912 Cora C. Stirlen seeks a divorce and $5,000 alimony in her case against Edgar Stirlen, filed yesterday. JG
  • 31 Dec 1912 Ida Guebard was granted a divorce from John Guebard on a complaint filed yesterday. JG
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