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Divorce News and Records, Allen Co., Indiana

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1916

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette


  • 01 Jan 1916 About the only things George D. Mills didn't like about his wife during the short time he lived with her were that she nagged at him continually, was guilty of gross misconduct and said things that he declared were too filthy to mention in the complaint for divorce which was filed against her yesterday.
  • 01 Jan 1916 Lester Carr went so strong in celebrating his wedding to Lavina May Carr November 2, last, that he developed a case of delirium tremens. He abused her shamefully, she says, and deserted her on the second day of their honeymoon. Divorce action was brought by her yesterday.
  • 04 Jan 1916 Gertrude Armstrong brought suit yesterday against Arthur Armstrong, asking a divorce and an order restraining him from visiting her at her residence, 2426 South Calhoun street. Chester C. Southern is also enjoined from paying to the defendant money due him until after the settlement of the case. Mrs. Armstrong alleges that her husband carried a gun constantly and that he frequently threatened to kill her and then suicide. The couple married in 1905, has three children.
  • 04 Jan 1916 Letha Artist says in the suit for divorce she brought against her husband, Forest Artist, yesterday that he failed to provide for her. They lived together only little over a year, separating in March 1913.
  • 04 Jan 1916 The Lutheran Children's Friend society has assumed charge of the little child of William and Agnes Agier, who were divorced by Judge Yaple yesterday morning and neither of whom wanted the infant.
  • 05 Jan 1916 Harry Krall charges in a complaint filed against his wife, Luella Krall, yesterday that she has associated with another man and was in other ways guilty of misconduct.
  • 05 Jan 1916 Lulu Branstrator was granted a divorce from Hugh Branstrator and given the custody of a ten-year-old child by the superior court yesterday.
  • 06 Jan 1916 After twice suing her husband, Earl Reed, for divorce becasue of his brutal treatment of her and then yielding to his entreaties to go back to him on his promise of kindness and dismissing the cases, Gertrude Reed brought another action for separation in the superior court yesterday afternoon and declares that she is all done with the fellow. The complaint alleges that Reed called her about all the epithets in the lexicon of vulgarity and profanity, falsely accused her of infidelity. The second suit for divorce was filed by the plaintiff on October 27, last year, and was dismissed yesterday afternoon just before the new on was filed. She asks $1,000 alimony and an order enjoining him from visiting her at her residence on Nelson street, saying that she fears he will assault her and destroy their household furniture.
  • 07 Jan 1916 Cruelty is the only charge made by Louis Christman in a suit for divorce brought by him against his wife, Grace E. Christman yesterday.
  • 07 Jan 1916 Papers in the suit of Sarah E. Baker against Elarn Baker for divorce, were withdrawn from the superior court files as soon as they were recorded yesterday.
  • 08 Jan 1916 Zella Ritter was divorced from Arthur Ritter by proceedings in superior court.
  • 08 Jan 1916 Koneta Van Dorn was granted a divorce from Clifford Van Dorn and given the custody of a child. The husband was ordered to pay $10 a month toward the child's support.
  • 08 Jan 1916 Elizabeth Kammeyer has dismissed her suit against Conrad Kammeyer.
  • 09 Jan 1916 Henry J. Adams brought suit in the superior court yesterday against Marie Adams, charging desertion, cruelty and indiscretions, which he says he does not care to make public. The couple was married on October 3, 1912, and lived together until January 3, this year, when, he alleges she left him.
  • 09 Jan 1916 Harry Krall is sorry he was hasty and sued his wife for divorce when he heard bad stories about her. He says so in a request to the superior court that the action be dismissed.
  • 09 Jan 1916 A divorce, the custordy of four children and $25 a month for their support was awarded Mary L. Mohr yesterday in her suit against Henry A. Mohr.
  • 11 Jan 1916 If Charlotte Mills is the kind of a woman her husband, George W. Mills, says she is, and if George is guilty of all the things she says he is, in a complaint and a cross-complaint filed in the superior court yesterday afternoon, they form a pretty rough pair. George started the legal battle when he filed a complaint charging that Mrs. Mills beat him up frequently, called him vile names in the presence of their little daughters, Georgia and Geneva, aged two and three years, drank intoxicants to excess and ran around and committed adultery with many men. He declares that he was always a kind, loving and dutiful husband and that he had frequently forgiven her for her infidelty upon her promise to lead a moral life. He says she is not a fit person to have the care of the children and asks that they be placed in his custody. A short-time later a cross-complaint was filed for the defendant and got a temporary order restraining Mills from visiting his family at, their home, 720 Calhoun street, and the Fort Wayne Electric works from paying him wages due him. Mrs. Mills says her husband refused to support her, falsely accused her of associating with other men, and slapped and otherwise mistreated their children, of whom she also asks the custody. She wants $25 attorneys' fees and $6 per week alimony.
  • 11 Jan 1916 Ruth Bommer obtained a divorce in the superior court yesterday afternoon from Frank Boomer and was met at the court room door by Grover W. Byers, a coal dealer, who accompanied her to the clerk's office, where they obtained a license to wed. Byers, who was never before married, acquires a family, as his bride has been given the custody of a child, Raymond.
  • 11 Jan 1916 Mary Hoover has brought suit against William Hoover, asking a divorce, and was given an order restraining the defendant from drawing his money from the Woodburn bank. She charges failure to provide and cruelty.
  • 11 Jan 1916 Grace Wilson wants a divorce from Lester Wilson, the custody of one child and $150 per year alimony. Cruelty, failure to provide and constant nagging are set out as causes.
  • 12 Jan 1916 Failure to provide her a home after their marriage, non-support and cruelty are ascribed by Lavina May Carr as reasons why she should be divorced from Lester Carr.
  • 12 Jan 1916 Clarence Birley has been cited to appear in the superior court next Tuesday to explaine why he desobeyed the order that he pay a regular sum for the support of the child of his divorced wife, now Mrs. Bertha M. Turner.
  • 12 Jan 1916 Frances M. Harker asks a divorce from Joseph Harker and the restoration of her maiden name, Lanham. They were married on September 14, 1912, and lived together just ten days, when he deserted her.
  • 13 Jan 1916 That his wife's mother was the sole cause of the breaking up of his home is the charge made by Frank Shunk in a suit for divorce filed yesterday against Birdied Shunk. He says that his mother-in-law insisted upon living with them and that his wife wanted her there. She continually caused trouble between the couple, Shunk alleges, and created misunderstandings between what would otherwise have been a happy pair. In December 1914, Shink obtained a decree for a year's separation and now he wants a complete divorce. He also charges that his wife, prompted by her mother, slapped and cursed him and accused him wrongfully of spending his money for liquor.
  • 13 Jan 1916 Mrs. Ethel M. Sunday, who caused the arrest of her husband, Shirley A. Sunday, for child neglect, a few days ago when he came home from Michigan, yesterday brought suit for divorce, charging desertion and non-support. She also asks the custody of one child, Ada O., aged 9 years, alimony and an order restraining the defendant from visiting her home at 1216 Spy Run avenue.
  • 14 Jan 1916 Tony Huber filed a cross-complaint against his wife, Hattie Zaugg-Huber, in circuit court yesterday and immediately after it was filed, Judge Eggeman called the original complaint of Hettie against Tony for trial. Hattie didn't appear and the sheriff was ordered to bring her into court. She came in. On the witness stand the court questioned the woman, who admitted that she has been arrested and fined on a charge of prostitution, but she kept telling the court and attorneys interested that she has been persecuted instead of prosecuted and while the officers charged her with a lot of things, none of them was true. In order to get the city court records as evidence, Judge Eggeman posponed the case until 9 o'clock this morning.
  • 14 Jan 1916 Frank A. Miller seeks a divorce from May Miller in a complaint filed in superior court yesterday. He charges abandonment. The couple were married in June, 1907, and separated in September, 1907.
  • 14 Jan 1916 Emer Reed was granted a divorce from Blanche Reed by proceedings in superior court.
  • 14 Jan 1916 Goldie Smith was granted a decree of divorce from Alva Smith and given the custody of a minor child with an allowance for its support.
  • 15 Jan 1916 When Judge Eggeman gave Tony Huber a divorce from Hattie Huber on his cross-complaint yesterday morning he issued an order to the county clerk that no more marriages licenses be granted the woman. She is known to the police as Hattie Zaugg, has been married four times and divorced by each for immorality.
  • 15 Jan 1916 Jennie Berdleman has commenced suit against Fred Berdleman for divorce and an order was issued yesterday restraining the Pennsylvania company from paying him wages due him. The papers were removed from file.
  • 15 Jan 1916 Adelina Seiler has commenced suit against John Seiler, asking a divorce and charging abandonment. She wants an allowance for the support of her child.
  • 16 Jan 1916 Anna Salzer, who caused the arrest of her husband, William Salzer, at Clinton, Ia., recently and had him brought back here on a charge of wife desertion, brought suit against him in the circuit court yesterday, asking a divorce, custody of their twin daughters, aged four years, and a reasonalbe sum for their support.
  • 16 Jan 1916 Thomas Cheviron and Louis Long, who are alleged to have disobeyed orders to pay toward the support of their families, were cited by Judge Yaple for contempt of court yesterday and were ordered to appear January 20 and explain.
  • 16 Jan 1916 Ola McTigue is suing Thomas McTigue for divorce, charging desertion.
  • 18 Jan 1916 After Harry G. Williams and Caroline Williams had been married a few months and he had induced her to let him have the $1,500 in cash she possessed, he became abusive and taunted her continually by saying that he had wedded her only for her money and that he would be glad when she got a divorce. At least that is what Mrs. Williams says in a complaint for divorce filed in the superior court yesterday afternoon. She does not ask alimony, indicating that she is confident Williams has spent the money be obtained from her.
  • 18 Jan 1916 Frances Long was divorced from Lloyd Long in superior court yesterday and was given the custody of a minor child. Long was ordered to pay $12 per month towards the child's support.
  • 18 Jan 1916 Clarence Birley, cited for contempt of court because his former wife, Bertha Turner, complained that he had not made the payments ordered by the court, was found guilty by Judge Yaple.
  • 18 Jan 1916 Maude Dye has commenced suit against Orval Dye for divorce, charging that he refused to provide her a home and falsely accused her of infidelty. They were married October 23, last year, and lived together but five weeks.
  • 19 Jan 1916 An order was issued by Judge Yaple yesterday afternoon restraining Clem Elberson from visiting or in any way annoying his wife, Madaline Elberson, who yesterday sued him for divorce. In her complaint she charges that during the three years of their wedded life, Elberson mistreated her and threatened repeatedly to kill her. She resides at 527 Madison street with her little daughter, of whom she asks custody.
  • 19 Jan 1916 Otto Wise got mad at his wife, Tillie Wise, January 12, beat her up and bit her arm. She declares his action constitutes grounds for divorce and filed a complaint against him yesterday. She says that he has long been abusive toward her during the fifteen years they lived together. An order was issued by the court restraining Wise from going to her home at 453 West DeWald street.
  • 19 Jan 1916 A supplemental complaint has been filed in the case of Dora Houser vs. John Houser, for divorce, and the Burroughs Adding Machine company is made a party so that it can be restrained from paying the defendant salary due him.
  • 20 Jan 1916 Judge Yaple yesterday ordered Fred H. Berdleman, against who a suit for divorce is pending to pay $22 at once to his wife, Jennie Berdleman
  • 20 Jan 1916 George W. Mills was instructed to pay $5 per week to Charlotte Mills and $25 immediatley. Mills sued his wife for a divorce and she came back with warm cross-complaint.
  • 20 Jan 1916 Non-support, drunkeness and oral and physical abuse are ascribed by Alba N. Tolan as reasons why she should be divorced from Ivan R. Tolan. The couple married in 1897 and separated in 1913.
  • 21 Jan 1916 Hazel Edwards brought suit for divorce yesterday against Ivo Edwards, charging desertion, failure to provide, cruel and inhuman treatment and drunkenness and asking the custody of their child. For more than two years she has supported herself and the baby.
  • 21 Jan 1916 On her cross complaint Mary J. Fabian was granted a divorce in the superior court from Julius Fabian, proving her husband to be a drunkard.
  • 21 Jan 1916 Ida B. Coughlin was able to show cruel and inhuman treatment and obrained a separation from John M. Caughlin.
  • 21 Jan 1916 Thomas Cheviron, cited for failure to pay suit and support money as ordered by Judge Yaple in the divorce proceedings against him, appeared yesterday and was given an extension of time to comply.
  • 22 Jan 1916 Aaron M. Reicheiderfer, former county sheriff and captain of the city police force, was made the defendant yesterday in a suit for divorce brought by his wife, Josephine Reichelderfer. An order was issued by Judge Yaple restraining the defendant from drawing out money he has on deposit at the Tri-State Loan & Trust Co. and from visiting the plaintiff at her home, 419 Old Fort place or in any way molesting her. The complaint is a sensational one, charging the former with scandulous abuse of his wife. She says he has an ungovernable temper and in fits of rage called her vile and indecent names and threatened her with physical violence. He frequently told her to get a divorce or he would leave the county and dispose of his property so that she would never be benefited. On one occasion, she avers, he took a revolver and went into another room, saying that he was going to commit suicide. When he returned he said that he had held the weapon in the right place twice and he pulled the trigger but the gun would not explode. He did this, she charges, because he knew she was frail and weak and nervous and that it would cause her to be ill. Mr. and Mrs. Reichelderfer were married October 5, 1882, and separated December 4, 1915. He has much town and country property, the complaint says, and with money on deposit at the Tri-State Loan & Trust Co., is worth approximately $75,000.
  • 22 Jan 1916 Matilda Lawhead was granted a divorce from Wilbur Lawhead in the superior court yesterday afternoon and was given the custody of three children. Lawhead was ordered to pay $28 per month for the support of the children.
  • 22 Jan 1916 In a suit for divorce against Joseph Cranston, Mrs. Margaret Cranston charges that he cursed and beat her during the two months they lived together after their marriage November 20, 1915. She obtained an order restraining him from molesting her at her home, 1147 West Main street. The restoration of her maiden name, Margaret Bender is asked.
  • 22 Jan 1916 Virgil Clark has been cited to appear before Judge Yaple on January 28 to explain why he has not made payments to his wife as ordered by the court.
  • 22 Jan 1916 Cecil Taylor has been cited to appear before Judge Yaple on January 26 to explain why he has not made payments to his wife as ordered by the court.
  • 22 Jan 1916 Louis Long appear before Judge Yaple to explain why he has not made payments to his wife as ordered by the court. He was granted extension of time yesterday.
  • 22 Jan 1916 Mary E. Smith sues Louis R. Smith for divorce, charging abandonment and failure to provide. They were married in 1908 and separated in June, 1913.
  • 23 Jan 1916 Charles H. Laurie was divorced from Carrie Laurie in the superior court yesterday and ordered to pay $10 per month toward the support of his child, of which the wife is given the custody.
  • 23 Jan 1916 Helen Leverton was divorced from Donald Leverton and her maiden name, Thompson was restored to her.
  • 23 Jan 1916 William F. Marhenke, formerly a policeman here, was threatened with a $500 fine and a six-month jail sentence under the provision of the "lazy husband" act by Judge Egeeman in the circuit court yesterday afternoon, and escaped only by promising to pay $20 cash and $5 per week toward the support of his children. The act provides that a judge can sentence a man to work on the highways and the money thus earned, $1 per day, goes to the support of his family. The sentence will be imposed, Judge Eggeman promised Marhenke, if the order is not obeyed.
  • 25 Jan 1916 Married less than three months, Jeannette and Maurice Martin separated on November 26, last year, and now she has brought suit in the superior court asking a divorce. She charges that he treated her cruelly during the time they lived together striking and slapping her and calling her vile names. Since the separation she says, Martin has contributed nothing toward her support and she has been force to work for her livelihood. She resides at 337 East Berry street.
  • 25 Jan 1916 The "lazy husband" act was brought out by Judge Eggeman yesterday in warning Clark Bitner that it would be made to apply to his case if he longer disoberyed the court's order to contribute toward the support of his family. He was told to pay $3.50 per week, beginning January 31. Bitner said that he was employed at the plant of the Standard Oil company but could work but two days a week and all the money he earned went for his board and room. Judge Eggeman told him that work is plentiful now and that he should get job the would enable him to put in six days a week.
  • 26 Jan 1916 After giving William Ward a thorough combing for failing to provide for his children, Judge Eggeman extended the fellow another chance in the circuit court yesterday afternoon. Six months' work on the county road and a fine of $500 will be Ward's dose if he fails to make good, the judge promised him.
  • 26 Jan 1916 Emory Yocum, who sawed out of the Allen county jail while awaiting trial on a charge of child neglect and who, after his capture, was given his freedom on his promise to care for his family, has been cited by Judge Eggeman for contempt and is being brought from Winamac for a hearing to-day. He has paid nothing to his wife for more the a year.
  • 26 Jan 1916 An order restraining Frank Bowman from visiting his wife, Ida Bowman, at 606 Harrison street, was granted by Judge Yaple in the superior court yesterday. She is suing him for divorce and expresses the fear that he will carry out the treat to kill her. She charges cruelty and drunkenness.
  • 26 Jan 1916 Clara Kruse was granted a divorce from Henry Kruse by Judge Yaple in the superior court yesterday and was given the custody of four minor children.
  • 27 Jan 1916 Judge Yaple granted a divorce to Elizabeth McManus from John P. McManus yesterday in superior court.
  • 27 Jan 1916 Elizabeth Overly was granted a divorce from William Overly in superior court yesterday by Judge Yaple.
  • 27 Jan 1916 Mabel Imhoff was granted a divorce from William Imhoff yesterday in superior and was restored her maiden name, Bruett.
  • 28 Jan 1916 Dora Brown brought suit in the superior court yesterday against Arthur Brown, asking a divorce and charging desertion and failure to provide.
  • 28 Jan 1916 Rose Ainsworth filed a suit for divorce against her husband, William Ainsworth yesterday charging desertion and failure to provide. Mrs. Ainsworth operates a rooming house at 716 Ewing street.
  • 28 Jan 1916 Anna Sonne was divorced from William Sonne in the superior court yesterday and her maiden name, Lamley was restored to her.
  • 29 Jan 1916 Emel Williams was divorced from Frank Williams in the superior court yesterday and her maiden name, Verwiere was restored to her.
  • 30 Jan 1916 Rose L. Gregory brought suit in the superior court yesterday for divorce from C. Chas. Gregory, to whom she was married on July 31, last year; and who deserted her on October 16. Gregory was or professes to be , of a religious turn of mind and made a side line of preaching. She has heard nothing from him since his departure, Mrs. Gregory says.
  • 30 Jan 1916 Clara Seger was granted a divorce from Gale Seger in the superior court yesterday.
  • 30 Jan 1916 The wife neglect case against Bryant Price was dismissed from the circuit court yesterday.
  • 30 Jan 1916 Homer Mathewson brought suit yesterday against Bertha Mathewson, asking a divorce. He charges that she is possessed of a violent temper, nagged him continually, called him vile names and told him frequently that she did not love him.
  • 30 Jan 1916 Mabel Whitbeck was divorced from W. S. Whitbeck in the superior court yesterday and was given the custody of two children. Whitbeck, who was formerly head of the Railroad, Y. M.C. A here and left under a cloud, is now in Ohio. He is ordered to pay $15 per month.

  • 02 Feb 1916 Maud Franks was divorced from Herbert Franks and her maiden name, Fish was restored to her by the superior court yesterday.
  • 02 Feb 1916 Lois Hoerner obtained a divorce from Frederick Hoerner and her maiden name, Bohanon restored to her. She was given possession of their household furniture and Hoerner was ordered to pay her $100 in monthly installments of $10 each.
  • 02 Feb 1916 Josephine Hagganjos sues Gustav Hagganjos for divorce, $1,000 alimony and the custody of two children. She asks an order restraining him fro drawing money he has in the bank and the Wayne Oil Tank compnay from paying him wages due him. On four occasions, she says, Haggonjos drove her and the children from their home - the las time on January 27. She is about to become a mother for the third time.
  • 02 Feb 1916 Mary Kulczyk wants a divorce from Peter Kulczyk, who deserted her in 1905.
  • 02 Feb 1916 Desertion is charged by Henry L. Carrysot in his suit for divorce against Iva E. Carrysot.
  • 04 Feb 1916 Anna Egley was divorced from Noah Egley on cross-complaint and given $4,000 alimony. He was ordered to pay $10 a month for the support of a child.
  • 04 Feb 1916 In the case of Sarah Roth vs. Ernest Roth, the superior court modified the decree and ordered the defendant to pay $13 a month for the support of his children.
  • 04 Feb 1916 Mabel Hobson has filed in the superior court a cross-complaint for divorce from Eli B. Hobson, charging cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 05 Feb 1916 Robert Townley has filed suit for divorce from Pearl Townley, alleging desertion. The couple were married June 27, 1910, and separated in Jun, 1913.
  • 06 Feb 1916 George Smith is asking a divorce from Anna Smith, charging that she failed to attend to her household duties and wrongfully accused him of infidelity.
  • 06 Feb 1916 Ethel Dory was granted a divorce from Harry Dory in the superior court yesterday and was given the custody of one child, for the support of which the father was ordered to pay $10 per month.
  • 06 Feb 1916 Desertion after twenty years of married life is charged by James W. Brockelhurst in his suit for divorce against Annie Brockelhurst.
  • 08 Feb 1916 Victoria Sals is suing Steve Sals for divorce, after thirty days of wedded life. She charges cruel and inhuman treatmant and asks $500 alimony.
  • 09 Feb 1916 Jessie Saunders brought suit in the superior court yesterday afternoon against her husband, Jack Saunders, who she says, deserted her on October 15, 1913. The couple married on June 26, 1910.
  • 09 Feb 1916 When he was able to show the court that he had made payments toward the support of his child, the neglect case against John E. Miller was dismissed by Judge Eggeman yesterday and the young man was given his liberty. Miller was arrested Monday evening by Deputy Sheriff Witte and spent the night in jail in default of $250 bond. The evidence for the defense showed that Mrs. Miller had misrepresented the facts in the case.
  • 09 Feb 1916 In the suit of Anna Salzer vs. William Salzer, for divorce, Judge Eggeman yesterday ordered the defendant to pay the plaintiff $7 per week for support and $25 attorneys' fees.
  • 09 Feb 1916 The divorce suit of Martin D. Wright against Verla Wright has been dismissed.
  • 10 Feb 1916 Marie Kendall brought an action yesterday afternoon against Damon Kendall, charging that during their brief wedded life he scolded her, called her names, told he did not care to live with her.
  • 10 Feb 1916 John Craig, who has twice had his wife, Rosella Craig arrested for neglecting her children, wants to divorce her, and, if what he says is true, he has plenty of grounds. He charges that she frequented winerooms, stayed out all night, came home frequently under the influence of liquor and ignored her household duties. He asks the custody of their two children.
  • 10 Feb 1916 Misconduct with her daughter by a former marriage is charged against William H. Whitacre in a suit for divorce brought yesterday by Martha E. Whitacre. She also says he beat and abused her. provided no home, dod not allow her a physician during a serious illness and was cruel to her in almost every conceivable way. She asks reasonalbe alimony and an order was granted restraining him from molesting her at her home, 1511 Sherman street because she fears that he may carry out threats. An order was also issued to prevent him from selling his property and from drawing money due him fro Frank Smiley and Peter Wagner, who are made co-defendants.
  • 10 Feb 1916 Suit for divorce, $3,000 alimony and the custody of an 8- year-old daughter was brought yesterday by Selma M. Fredrick against Ervin W. Fredrick. A Bloomingdale woman, whose name is not given in the complaint, is said to have been a paramour of the defendant. Cruelty is the other charge. William Grayless, who is alleged to owe Frederick $150, is restrained from paying him until the settlement of the suit.
  • 11 Feb 1916 The trial of Emory Yocum for child neglect, to have been held to-day, has been continued until February 16. Yocum is one of the men who recently escaped from the county jail and was captured near Plymouth.
  • 11 Feb 1916 August Moring promised the superior court yesterday that he would obey the order to pay toward the support of his family and the contempt charge against him was continued.
  • 12 Feb 1916 Arthur Ball is suing Verna Ball for divorce, charging desertion.
  • 12 Feb 1916 Stanley Meek, charged with contempt of court, was arraigned yesterday and discharged by Judge Eggeman. He was able to show that he had obeyed the court's order to pay toward the support of his family.
  • 13 Feb 1916 When she divorced him last summer after twenty-eight years of wedded life and he begged her to take him back and promised to behave, Ida J. Kirland decided to give Bruce E. Kirkland another chance and was remarried to him on October 30. He didn't keep his word, she says, for yesterday she filed another suit in the circuit court asking to be cut loose again and charging that he has quarreled so constantly with her and insisted upon reviewing their unpleasant past so regularly that life with him again became unbearable.
  • 13 Feb 1916 A butcher knife, pair of scissors and an ax are some of the things used by William Parquet in threatening the life of his wife Frances Parquet according to a complaint for divorce filed yesterday. She alleges that he frequently struck and beat her with his fists while intoxicated which was often, called her vile names before their children and failed to provide for his family. The couple were married in 1906 and separated in 1911.
  • 13 Feb 1916 Frederick James Meyer, who was sued for divorce by his wife, Pearl Edna Meyer, was yesterday given the custody of their minor child.
  • 13 Feb 1916 In the divorce action of Mabel Shirey against George Shirey, the defendant has been ordered to pay $5 per week and $25 attorney's fees to the plaintiff.
  • 13 Feb 1916 Edna Leammon was divorce from Alfred Leamonn in the superior court yesterday and her maiden name, Wilds was restored to her.
  • 13 Feb 1916 A divorce was granted to plaintiff yesterday in the case of Ida Kirbach vs. Max Kirbach.
  • 15 Feb 1916 Lillian S. Ward has become tired acting as a hired hand to her husband, Wm. H. Ward, especially, as she intimates in her divorce complaint, since her best efforts were rewarded only with abuse and vile epithets. She says he made her clean the horse stable every morning, hitch up a team and accompany him to the country for a distance of eight or nine miles, help him load heavy saw logs and then drive the team to the mill. On February 9 he "flipped" his plate at her at the breakfact table, threw his knife and fork to the floor, told her he didn't care a d-m" for her and ordered her to pack her clothes and get out or he would "cave in" her face. She left. The couple married August 3, 1914.
  • 15 Feb 1916 Charging that she is an habitual drunkard, Julius Zell is asking a divorce from Cordelia Zell. She had him arrested yesterday for neglecting her and he gave bond in the court of Justice Nierman. He recently sued a saloon-keeper for selling her liquor, which he claimed was responsible for their marital unhappiness.
  • 15 Feb 1916 Drunkenness is ascribed by Mrs. Emma Brososky as to why she should have a divorce from Frank Brososky, in a suit filed yesterday. For two years, she says, he has not supported his family and she asks the custody of two minor children.
  • 15 Feb 1916 Elizabeth Davis is suing Gordon Davis for divorce, charging non-support. The custody of their child is asked. An order was granted by the superior court restraining the Fort Wayne Rolling Mills company from paying him wages due him.
  • 15 Feb 1916 The circuit court has set the case of John Conrad, charged with child neglect, for February 17.
  • 15 Feb 1916 Earl Reed, who has been sued for divorce by Gertrude Reed, was ordered to pay $4 per week for her support. The case is pending in the superior court.
  • 15 Feb 1916 Otto Wise, defendant in a divorce action brought by Tillie Wise was instructed to pay $4 per week and $25 attorney fees. The case is pending in the superior court.
  • 15 Feb 1916 George Voelki has been granted a divorce from Helma Voelki.
  • 15 Feb 1916 The case of Josephine Hagganyos vs. Gustav Hagganyos has been dismissed from the superior court,
  • 16 Feb 1916 Hazel Rogge was divorced from Carl Rogge in the superior court yesterday afternoon and the custody of two minor children was given the parents of the defendant. Both the mother and father of the children are privileged to visit the children.
  • 17 Feb 1916 Emory Yocum, charged with neglecting his children, was acquitted by a jury in the circuit court late yesterday afternoon, after a trial which lasted the greater part of the day. The jury was out an hour and fifteen minutes. Yocum testified that he has been in bad health for many months, that his eyesight is defective and that he has been unable to earn more than an average of $3.00 per week, oftimes working only for his board. The county clerk's account show that Yocum paid an average of $1.50 per week to his wife. Foreman Rockhill, of the jury, told Yocum after the verdict has been rendered that he must make greater effort to provide for his family. He was found guilty on the came charge several years ago but Judge Edward O'Rourke, then on the circuit court bench, suspended the sentence. The prosecution in yesterday's traial insisted that Yocum be sent to jail under the "lazy husband act" and put to work on the roads, the money which this employment would bring to be turned over to the family.
  • 17 Feb 1916 Mrs. Ellen Fisher wants a separation from Frank Fisher and alleges non-support. She says that for six months he has given her but $1 a week with which to run their household and clothe their two children. The Pennsylvania Railroad company is restrained from paying him wages due him until the settlement of the case. In three years of wedded life, she says, she has not has more than $10 of her own use, while he spent practically all his earnings for clothing and selfish pleasure. He is declared to have been profane about the house and to have learned their two-year-old babe to swear.
  • 17 Feb 1916 Minnie Schleicher was granted a divorce from William S. Schleicher by the superior court yesterday and her maiden name, Thomas was restored to her.
  • 18 Feb 1916 For the first time since its passage, "the lazy husband act" was invoked by Judge Eggeman in the circuit court yesterday, when Homer Young, found guilty of child neglect, was sentenced to work for six months on the county road as a jail prisoner. The $1 per day pay which he will earn will be turned over to the support of the family. A find of $1 and costs was added to the sentence.
  • 18 Feb 1916 Desertion is charged by Herman C. Kage is a suit for divorce entered yesterday against Ida H. Kage.
  • 18 Feb 1916 John Conrad gave $500 bond in the circuit court yesterday to guarantee that he will support his family, which he has failed to do in the past. Should he neglect his children again the bond will be declared forfeited and the money given to his family.
  • 18 Feb 1916 After filing a suit for divorce Wednesday against her husband, Henry Ehrman, Mrs. Eva Ehrman relented, forgave him and dismissed the action yesterday morning. She charged cruel and inhuman treatment, claiming that he called her vile names and frequently struck her.
  • 19 Feb 1916 Homer Young, who was sentenced to jail for six months under the "lazy husband act" Thursday, will do all around work at the new county farm. His duties will consist of unloading tile and crushed stone and clearing away underbrush. Young will remain at the farm nights, being in custody of the superintendent.
  • 20 Feb 1916 George Salway has brought suit against Jennie Salway for divorce, charging among other things, that she was guilty of adultery with a man who is not name in the complaint. He says she is possessed of a violent temper and frequently cursed him. He asks the custody of their one child.
  • 20 Feb 1916 Walter Anderson lived for a month at Indianapolis with Esther Darnell, an unmarried woman, during the summer of 1915, while he was the husband of Edith Anderson. She says so in a suit for divorce she brougth in the superior court yesterday. Mrs. Anderson charges that her spouse, to whom she was married in 1912, gambles and runs around with lewd woman. She wants her maiden name, Edith Miner restored.
  • 20 Feb 1916 Desertion, failure to provide and cruelties are the charges made by Anna Henley, of Pleasant township, in a suit for divorce against Abert F. Henley, filed in the superior court yesterday.
  • 20 Feb 1916 A cross complaint was filed in the superior court yesterday by Louise Wagner, whose husband, Louis Wagner, sued her for divorce last July. She charges that he deserted her in May, 1915, and the prior to that time failed to support her.
  • 22 Feb 1916 Christian Ellett is scared of his wife, from whom he separated recently after twenty-seven years of wedded life, and in a complaint for divorce that he filed yesterday he asked an order restraining her from molesting him at his home on the Coldwater road in Washington township. He declares that she frequently assualted him and that he is afraid she will repeat the offense. The order was granted. Ellett wants the custody of two minor children, claiming that his wife is not a fit person to have them.
  • 23 Feb 1916 Frank Ramsey promised Judge Eggeman yesterday that in the future he will heed the court's order to provide for his family and he was given another chance.
  • 24 Feb 1916 For the alienation of the affections of his wife, George Salway of Fort Wayne, who recently brought suit for divorce against the woman, started and action yesterday against Samuel Edson, a Hicksville, Ohio. man, demanding $10,000 damages. The case was filed in the circuit court. Salway says that he and his wife lived happily for eight years until Edson appeared. The latter, he claims, induced the woman to leave home and go with him and the Hicksvilleman is now said to be supporting her in Michigan. The complaint tells of numerous efforts made by the plaintiff to get Mrs. Salway to return home, which she has refused to do.
  • 24 Feb 1916 Marie Young has brought suit against Floyd Young, asking a divorce, $500 alimony, $6 per week for the support of their infant child and the custody of the latter. She charges that he cursed and abused her and that he has failed to provide for her and the child. Ephraim Arter, who owes the defendant $28 in wages, is restrained from paying him the money.
  • 24 Feb 1916 A term at the Indiana penal farm for child neglect failed to teach Ernest Bowman a lesson, according to Anna Bowman who brought suit for divorce against him yesterday, charging failure to provide and habitual drunkenness. She wants the custody of their two children.
  • 26 Feb 1916 The divorce suit of Florence A. Kelly vs. Harry M. Kelly, has been dismissed in the superior court.
  • 27 Feb 1916 Complaint for divorce was brought in the superior court yesterday by Mrs. Nancy Stuck against William J. Stuck, in which she charges, among other things, that he gave her but $100 out of $1,000 due her from the sale of a property which they owned jointly. She also says that he is an habitual drunkard, spends days at a time in a drunken stupor at home, cursing his wife and daughter and threatening injury to the latter. An order was issued upon the application of the plainriff restraining Stuck from disposing of any of his property and from visiting the family residence. The couple were married December 12, 1911, and separated yesterday.
  • 27 Feb 1916 Henry Presuhn was granted a divorce from Mary Presuhn in the superior court yesterday.
  • 29 Feb 1916 Bernice M. Klint brought suit in the superior court yesterday against Edward L. Klint, charging non-support and desertion and asking the custody of their two little children. They were married in May, 1912, and he left her on May 30, 1915, going to Chicago, and she has not heard from him since that date. She resides at 1417 Sinclair street and has been supporting herself and babies, she says, by working as a bookkeeper and stenographer.

  • 01 Mar 1916 A separation for two years, the custody of their child and a reasonable allowance for support are asked by Florence D. Johnson in a suit against Merle Johnson. She wants him restrained from visiting her at her residence, 1320 Horace street, because of cruelties shown her in the past she is afraid that he will do her injury when he learns of the filing of the suit. The Fort Wayne and Northern Indiana Traction compnay is restrained from paying him wages that are due him until the court has fixed th amount the plaintiff will receive as an allowance. She says that Johnson was unreasonably jealous and that frequently accused her of infidelity and cursed and abused her before other people.
  • 01 Mar 1916 The sensational divorce complaint filed by Mrs. Josephine Reichelderfer several weeks ago against her husband, Former Sheriff Aaron M. Reichelderfer, was dismissed from the superior court yesterday morning.
  • 01 Mar 1916 The divorce suit of Chester Ellett vs. Maggie Ellett was dismissed from the superior court yesterday.
  • 01 Mar 1916 The divorce complaint of Martha L. Bitner against John Bitner - filed yesterday morning - was withdrawn from the files by her attorneys.
  • 02 Mar 1916 Florence Vaughn, 1932 Sinclair street, is again suing her husband, Harry W. Vaughn, for divorce. After she had brought an action last fall he coaxed her to take him back and promised to treat her kindly. He resumed his old tactics shortly, however, she charges, and now she wants the separation, the restoration of her maiden name, Young, and an order restraining him from molestling her at her home. On the occasion of the first split-up, Vaughn according to the woman's complaint, kicked her out of the house.
  • 02 Mar 1916 The divorce action of Christian Ellett vs. Maggie Ellett, has been dismissed.
  • 03 Mar 1916 Alonzo Basey brought suit in the superior court yesterday against his wife, Missouri Basey, asking a divorce and charging that she cursed and abused him from the time of their marriage on June 24, 1913, until thier separation a few days ago. They are colored.
  • 04 Mar 1916 Lucile Rohn brought suit in the superior court yesterday afternoon against Charles C. Rohn, a Nickel Plate brakeman, to whom she was married last New Year's eve. She alleges that he has treated he cruelly, in that he cursed her, struck her and called her vile names. The separation came Thursday. Fearing that he may do her injury, she obtained an order restraining him from visiting her home and another to prevent the Nickel Plate railroad company from paying him wages due him. She asks an allowance of $5 per week for her support.
  • 04 Mar 1916 The case of Rosa A. Fry vs. Charles E. Fry, for divorce, has been dismissed in the superior court.
  • 04 Mar 1916 Lucille Simmons brought suit yesterday against George Simmons, asking a divorce and charging failure to provide and desertion. They were married in October, 1912, and separated in March the following year.
  • 04 Mar 1916 Mary A. Wright has dismissed her divorce suit against William N. Wright.
  • 07 Mar 1916 Estella Worley was granted a divorce from James Worley in the superior court.
  • 08 Mar 1916 Julia Bowman has brought suit in the superior court against Charles Bowman, charging cruelty, abandonment and non-support. They were married July 4, 1905 and he left her August 9, 1913.
  • 08 Mar 1916 The case of Florence Johnson vs. Merle Johnson has been dismissed.
  • 08 Mar 1916 The case of Ellen Fisher vs. Frank Fisher has been dismissed.
  • 10 Mar 1916 The divorce action of Ada Sherwood vs. James C. Sherwood was dismissed from the superior court yesterday.
  • 10 Mar 1916 The divorce suit of Gertrude Reed vs. Earl Reed, recently dismissed from the superior court, was filed yesterday in the circuit court. The couple married two years ago and this is the fourth time she has sought a separation, having withdrawn the first three actions. She wants $1,000 alimony.
  • 11 Mar 1916 Mabel Hobson was granted a divorce from Eli B. Hobson on her cross-complaint in the superior court yesterday afternoon and was given the custody of their one child.
  • 11 Mar 1916 Charging crueity, failure to provide and infidelity, Amelia LeMay is asking a divorce from Garry LeMay in a suit filed yesterday. He has not supported her for ten years, she says. She wants the curtody of four children.
  • 11 Mar 1916 Stanley Meek was again able to show the circuit court yesterday morning that he had not violated the order to pay toward the support of his family and he was agains discharged.
  • 12 Mar 1916 Frank Fought has been given a divorce from Olive Fought on his cross-complaint.
  • 12 Mar 1916 Leslie Wilson has been cited to appear in the superior court March 15 to explain why he has not made payments to his wife, as ordered in the divorce case that is pending against him.
  • 12 Mar 1916 Arthur Schlupp was found not guillty of child neglect in the circuit court yesterday morning.
  • 15 Mar 1916 Maria Meier, whose husband left her in 1899 having failed to support her during their ten months of married life, wants a plain separation.
  • 15 Mar 1916 Ive Kimmel charges that her husband, Walter Kimmel beat and choked her, threatened to kill her, called her all sorts of vile and indecent names and did not provide. They were married March 24, 1914, and separated August 4, 1915.
  • 15 Mar 1916 The wedded existence of John W. and Minnie Comer lasted eighteen months, the split-up coming on December 18, last year. Habitual drunkenness and failure to provide are her accusations in her suit for divorce.
  • 15 Mar 1916 Eileen Schlink was granted a divorce from Leo Schlink in the superior court yesterday afternoon and her maiden name, Malone was restored to her.
  • 16 Mar 1916 Ethel Double and Howard A. Double could not travel in double harness, because, she says in a divorce complaint filed in the superior court yesterday, he gave her the double cross. She obtained an order giving her the temporary custody of their child, which had been held by its paternal grand-parents, John W. and Elizabeth Double, when the plaintiff was told to leave their home, 909 West Main street, on March 12. The order also, restrains the grandparents from interfering with her in the care of the child and prevents the Boss Manufacturing company from paying to the husband wages that are due him. The Doubles were married on March 8, 1913, and lived together until last Saturday. She charges that he called her vile names, ran around with other women and frequently stayed out until the early morning hours, when he would come home intoxicated and abusive.
  • 16 Mar 1916 Judge Yaple granted Ola McTigue a divorce from Thomas McTigue in superior court.
  • 16 Mar 1916 Louis Wanger was divorced from Louise Wanger in superior court yesterday.
  • 16 Mar 1916 Frank Miller was divorced from May Miller yesterday in superior court.
  • 17 Mar 1916 Married since December 15, last year - just three months - Nellie Lamprecht, 1725 High street, brought suit for divorce yesterday against Alphone Lamprecht, asking $300 alimony and obtaining an order restraining him form molesting her and from drawing his wages from the Pennsylvania company or selling their household goods. She charges that he was coarse and brutal during their wedded life, spent his time in saloons and drank to excess and was so careless about his person that he became filthy.
  • 17 Mar 1916 After she had married George Chiros in October, 1913, Ella Coffell found that he did not own a confectionery at Olney, Ill., or an employment bureau at Blue Island, Ill., that his real name was George Fotophous; that he was worthless and irresponsible, and the instead of having plenty of money to support her, he had to borrow $125 from a relative to finance their elopement to Michigan. She is asking a divorce and wants an order restraining her husband from visiting her at her home on Eureka street. She also asks that she be permitted to use her maiden name, under which she brought the suit.
  • 17 Mar 1916 Della Specht sues Oscar F. Specht for divorce, charging that he abandoned her on September 20, 1913, after they had lived together a little more than a year. He did not properly provide for her during that time she says.
  • 18 Mar 1916 Suit for divorce, $2,000 alimony and the custody of their three-year-old daughter was filed in the superior court yesterday by Ada P. Sherwood against James C. Sherwood and she obtained an order restraining him from molesting her in any way. She says he has treated her cruelly since their marriage in 1912, has called her vile names and boasted of his intimacy with other women. It is also charged that he carried on his person articles for "indescribalbe purposes."
  • 18 Mar 1916 Frederick Reitdorf brougth suit for divorce yesterday against Margaret Reitdorf. The complaint was immediately withdrawn from the files.
  • 18 Mar 1916 Contempt charges have been brought against Otto Wise, who is defendant in a divorce suit instituted by Tillie Wise.
  • 19 Mar 1916 Margaret Gaskill has brought suit for divorce against Malcom Gaskill, to whom she was married on October 23, 1901, and who, she says, deserted her on March 24, 1915. For more than two years, she declares in her complaint, her husband refused to support her.
  • 19 Mar 1916 Robert W. Thompson is defendant in a suit for divorce brought by Blanche Thompson. She wants the custody of their eleven-year-old daughter. Desertion on February 21, 1914, after a wedded life of eleven years, is charged.
  • 19 Mar 1916 August Moring appeared in the superior court yesterday morning to answer contempt charges and, after a grilling by Judge Yaple, promised to keep up his payments to his wife as ordered in the divorce proceedings.
  • 21 Mar 1916 Florence Kelly says in a suit for divorce brought in the circuit court yesterday that her husband, Harry M. Kelly was ashamed to be seen in public with her, drank to excess, cured and abused her and finally deserted her on August 20, 1914. She asks a separation and $4,000 alimony.
  • 21 Mar 1916 Grace Wilson was divorced from Lester Wilson in the superior court yesterday afternoon and the custody of their minor child, Hilda, aged seven years, was given to Clem Pittman.
  • 22 Mar 1916 If Erma Long hadn't been slovenly and lazy, if she hadn't called her husband vile names, if she had prepared his meals, kept the house clean and properly cared for their baby she might have made a good wife for William A. Long. But, according to a complaint for divorce which he filed yesterday in the superior court she was remiss in these few details and therefore he wants a separation and the custody of their eleven-month old daughter, Loretta L. Long. The couple married on January 30, 1915, and the final tear-up came last Saturday.
  • 22 Mar 1916 Three weeks after he had married his wife, Fred Roop deserted her on December 4, last year, to re-enlish in the United States army and yesterday she brought suit for divorce. She says he was cruel to her during their short wedded existence and continually nagged at her.
  • 22 Mar 1916 Maenona Tegtmeyer brought suit in the superior court yesterday against Raymond L. Tegtmeyer, charging that he deserted her on the day of their marriage on October 13, last year. She says that he knew she was in poor health when he left her without funds.
  • 22 Mar 1916 Otto Wise was given additional time by the superior court yesterday in which to make payments to his wife, as he had been instructed.
  • 23 Mar 1916 When Katherine M. Breedon completed her honeymoon last month with Sydney Collins, to whom she was wedded in Kentucky on February, she learned that her husband already had a wife and she has returned home from Iowa, where he had taken her to live, so that she can obtain the immedate annulment of the marriage. Collins is a doctor and was located in Kentucky. When he married Mrs. Breedon he gave up his practice and opened an office in Iowa. Mrs. Breedon came here three years ago from Garrett.
  • 23 Mar 1916 Lulu B. Wilson wants a divorce from George E. Wilson and the custody of their seven-year-old son in a suit filed by her yesterday. She charges that her husband is living with one "Ding" Moore on Hanna street. They are colored.
  • 23 Mar 1916 Oscar Banister sues Rilla Banister for divorce, charging desertion. He says she called him vile names during the two years of their wedded life which ended in 1911.
  • 23 Mar 1916 A divorce and $1,000 alimony is asked by Edith M. Parrant in a suit against John B. Parrant, and she obtained an order restraining him from molesting her or visiting her home, 2343 Lillie street. He is a drunkard, she says, and when in his cups is abusive. They were married in 1905.
  • 23 Mar 1916 Emma Sheets has brought a divorce action against John Sheets, with whom she lived for one year after their marriage in September, 1913. Failure to provide is the chief cause,
  • 23 Mar 1916 The divorce case of Mary C. Heliker against William H. Heliker was dismissed from the superior court yesterday.
  • 23 Mar 1916 Contempt charges have been brought against Ernest C. Mauermeister, defendant in a divorce case, and he has been cited to appear next Saturday.
  • 24 Mar 1916 Howard Hoodeimier says in a divorce complaint filed yesterday afternoon, that his wife, E. Laura Hoodeimier deserted him two years ago, taking their only child with her. All he wants is a separation.
  • 24 Mar 1916 After having been served with an order from the superior court, prohibiting him from visiting his former home at 2343 Lillie street, John B. Pattant, sued for divorce by his wife, he went home in a drunken condition Wednesday evening and stayed all night. He was taken into custody by Deputy Sheriff Pranger yesterday afternoon on a warrant charging contempt of court and was arraigned before Judge Yaple, who after threatening him with a long jail sentence, gave him his liberty.
  • 24 Mar 1916 Lela Artist was divorced from Forest Artist in the superior court yesterday afternoon and her maiden name, Lela Dardner, was restored.
  • 25 Mar 1916 Louis J. Christmas has been granted a divorce from Grace Christman. The defendant was given the custody of the couple's three children.
  • 28 Mar 1916 Charging that she prevailed upon him to marry her because, as she said, she was to become a mother and that later he found her story to be untrue, William A. Strebig has brought suit against Nellie Strebig for divorce. They were married January 26, this year, and separated a little more the three weeks later when, he says, he learned the truth. Her "persuasion" was in the nature of a patnernity charge, upon which he was arrested.
  • 29 Mar 1916 Tillie Wise was granted a divorce from Otto Wise in the superior court yesterday afternoon.
  • 29 Mar 1916 Charging that she cursed him and broke dishes and did other things when angered, Joseph H. Lambrock is asking a divorce from Lilliam Lambrock. Her ungovernable temper made life with her unbearable, he charges, and earlier in the year he decided to ask a divorce. She pleaded for another chance, which he gave her, but her treatment of him did not improve for long, and he is now asking a separation.
  • 29 Mar 1916 Hattie F. Gunzinger has been granted a divorce from Walter E. Gunzinger in the superior court and her maiden name, Koon, restored to her.
  • 29 Mar 1916 Loretta M. Meads, 3322 South Barr street, sued Frederick A. Meads for divorce, alleging that he has failed to make any provision for his family for the past three years. An older was granted restraining the defendant from molesting her, as she declares she has cause to fear violence from him. The custody of two minor children is asked.
  • 30 Mar 1916 Cruel and inhuman treatment, the nature of which is not set out, is charged by Sophie Hoppe in a suit for divorce filed yesterday against Henry Hoppe. They were married September 2, 1889, and separated on March 23, this year. Mrs. Hoppe asks the custody of their minor child.
  • 30 Mar 1916 That she refused to live with him in the home he provided and forced him to take up residence with her parents, stayed out nights and left their baby in the care of neighbors and frequently told him she did not love him and hoped he would get a divorce are accusations make by Herschall Coby in a divorce action against Henrietta Coby. He wants the care of the child.
  • 30 Mar 1916 Sophie Wilhelm seeks a divorce from John Wilhelm in a suit brought yesterday. They were married Aprtil 17, 1915, and parted last January. She says that her husband look their baby, Bruno E. Wilhelm, born January 4, and went to Flint, Mich., where he is living with his "sweetheart." who is also the mother of a child by him. He is charged with calling his wife vile names and otherwise mistreating her. Mrs. Wilhelm wants her baby back and an allowance for support.
  • 30 Mar 1916 Rose Ainsworth was granted a divorce from William Ainsworth by Judge Yaple in the superior court yesterday afternoon and was given the custody of their child. Ainsworth was ordered to pay $10 per month for support.
  • 31 Mar 1916 Hazel Edwards was divorced from Ivo Edwards in the superior court yesterday afternoon and was given the custody of their one child. Edwards was ordered to pay $10 per month for the support of his family.
  • 31 Mar 1916 Mary Fell has been granted a divorce from J. W. Bryan Fell and her maiden name, Nierman, is restored to her.
  • 31 Mar 1916 Grace May Deihl sues Fred G. Deihl for divorce, charging failure to provide. They were married December 14, 1905, and separated October 20, 1914. She says he is capable of earning $100 per month and that she believes she should have $25 per week for the support of herself and her baby.

  • 01 Apr 1916 Divorce and the custody of four children is asked by Claude L. Stellar in a suit brought by him in the superior court yesterday against Grace Stellar. He charges that she refused to perform her household duties and ran around with other men, being guilty in many ways of conduct unbecoming a wife.
  • 01 Apr 1916 Another disappointed husband is John Bower, who though has started a divorce action against Grace Bower. He is a railroader and while he was absent on his run several months ago she packed up and went to Florida with her "affinity," who is not names in the complaint. He received word of her through the chief of police of Tampa and she implored him to forgive her and send her raidroad fare so that she could come home. This he did, but when she returned she would have nothing to do with him and urged that he get a divorce.
  • 01 Apr 1916 Florence Reyer says Henry Reyer struck and beat her, was otherwise cruel and failed to provide, so she wants a divorce in a complaint brought yesterday. They were married on September 9, 1915, and separated March 29, this year.
  • 01 Apr 1916 Divorce and the custody of their child and a reasonable allowance for the infant's support are what Esther Crane wants. She says her husband, George Crane, failed to provide for her and was cruel and that during the time they lived together the only clothing he bought her was a waist, two skirts and a second-hand pair of shoes that cost fifty-cents. They were married January 26, 1914, and separated December 28, 1915.
  • 01 Apr 1916 Tillie Wise was divorced from Otto Wise by the superior court yesterday afternoon and her maiden name, Freeburn, was restored to her.
  • 01 Apr 1916 Ethel Miller obtained a divorce from John E. Miller and the custody of two children, ages two and one years, who, the mother says, she is unable to support, was given to the father.
  • 02 Apr 1916 Charging that he had threatened to kill her, treated her cruelly and called her indecent names, Josephine Hensel is asking a divorce from Ray Hensel, to whom she was married in November, 1914. An order was obtained restraining him from visiting her or from drawing his money from the NIckel Plate Railroad company, which employs him.
  • 04 Apr 1916 Flossie Pearl Reneman brought suit for divorce against Leslie Frank Reneman and obtained an order prohibiting him from molesting her and from visiting her home at 1529 California avenue. The complaint sets out the the couple was married December 23, 1911, and separated a few days ago. She charges that he struck her frequently, threatened to take her life, referred to her in vile and profane terms and boasted of his association with other women.
  • 04 Apr 1916 Harry L. Carrysot was divorced from Iva E. Carrysot by the superior court yesterday.
  • 04 Apr 1916 Samuel Fink charges that his wife, Tamar W. Fink, is infatuated with one Dr. Bodine, whom she has met at Mishawaka and Indianapolis and to whom she refers as her "doctor friend." He is asking a divorce in the superior court. Additional charges are that she is cruel and crabbed toward her husband.
  • 04 Apr 1916 Mary Bickell wants a divorce from Henry Bickell and gives cruelty and non-support as causes. She lives with her children at 1629 High street.
  • 04 Apr 1916 Desertion in 1908, after four years of wedded life, is the grounds ascribed by Cora Hills in her divorce action against Nathaniel B. Hill. She says she does not know her husband's present whereabouts. Mrs. Hill lives at 1125 Ohio street.
  • 05 Apr 1916 The divorce action of Luckey Janney vs. George F. Janney was re-filed yesterday and the former action was dismissed. After bringing the first suit Mrs. Janney went back to live with her husband, but the reconciliation was of short duration.
  • 05 Apr 1916 Desertion, drunkenness, cruelty and failure to provide are regared by Grace A. Seslar as good and sufficient reasons why she should be divorced from Thomas A. Seslar, who, she says in her complaint, filed yesterday is guilty of all these things. They were married in January, 1913, and he left her the second time on February 15, this year.
  • 05 Apr 1916 The divorce action of Morgan Fortney vs. Ethel Pearl Fortney has been re-docketed in the superior court.
  • 06 Apr 1916 In a cross complaint brought yesterday by Henrietta Coby, who, on March 29, was sued for divorce by her husband, Herschell Coby, charges of extreme cruelty are made against the husband and she asks that she be granted the decree and given the custody of their four-year-old baby. A restraining order was issued by Judge Yaple to prevent the Pennsylvania Railroad compnay from paying him wages due him for work in the round house. Mrs. Coby declares, that her husband frequently struck and beat her, calling her a "man chaser," a_______damned fool," and other names too vile to set out. When her baby was born, she says, he cursed her and would not provide medical attention. On one occasion, she says, after she had bathed the baby, then just an infant, she asked him to hold the child while she went after some clean clothing for it, and when she returned he was whipping the little one. She interfered and he struck her. Another time, she asserts, she followed him into the rear yard to ask him where he was going and what time he would return, and he threw her against the side of the barn, injuring her painfully. In his complaint Coby accused his wife of being remiss in her household duties, said that she ran around at night and that she did not take proper care of their child, which she would leave at the home of neighbors while she went out to enjoy herself.
  • 06 Apr 1916 True to her threat made when her jealous husband caused the arrest of herself and Charles Tucker, a former husband, at the residence of her son and had them locked up over night on charges of adultery that were proven false, Mrs. Ada Hollom yesterday brought suit for divorce against Lewis Hollom. She charges cruelty, failure to provide and that he threatened to kill her. Reasonable support is asked.
  • 06 Apr 1916 Mary Gregory was divorced from Charles Gregory in the superior court yesterday and her maiden name, Turley, was restored to her.
  • 06 Apr 1916 William Anweller and Otis Jackson, defendants in divorce suits, have been cited to appear in the superior court April 11 and show cause why they have not made payments as they were ordered to do.
  • 07 Apr 1916 Meta M. Oberlin, 1215 Wells street, brought suit for divorce yesterday against Guy E. Oberlin, to whom she was married September 21, 1911, and from whom she separated on February 26. She charges non-support. The custody of their child, June, ages three years, is asked.
  • 07 Apr 1916 Cruelty, the nature of which is not set out, is charged by Abbie Wilson in a suit for divorce brought yesterday by Harry Wilson. He wants the custoody of four minor children, two of whom are twins, aged 22 months.
  • 07 Apr 1916 Clara Cook was divorced from Charles E. Cook in the superior court yesterday afternoon.
  • 08 Apr 1916 Contesting the application instituted for divorce by her husband, Mrs. Joseph Bley appeared before Judge Yaple in the superior court yesterday and filed an answer setting forth conscientious and religious scruples why the decree should not be granted. The case was continued until Tuesday April 11.
  • 08 Apr 1916 Edith Betz says her husband, Robert Betz, to whom she was married in January, 1906, has been trying to get rid of her for several years, frequently telling her to leave and get a divorce. She finally took his advice and brought suit for a separation yesterday. She obtained an order restraining him from molesting her, visiting her at 225 West Berry street, where she is employed, and disposing of their household furniture.
  • 09 Apr 1916 Wesley France admits that he is in mortal terror of his wife, Catherine France, who, he says, drove him from their home on Taylor street Thursday with the butcher knife after having threatened to "cut his heart out and show it to him." He is asking a divorce in a suit filed yesterday. She called him "foul, dirty and impure" names, he says, refused to cook for him and told him slop was good enough for him to eat and was cruel in many other ways. The couple married in September, 1913.
  • 09 Apr 1916 Frances M. Harker was divorced from Joseph Harker in the superior court yesterday and her maiden name, Lanham, was restored.
  • 12 Apr 1916 Evidence will be completed this morning in the trial of the divorce proceeding of Joseph F. Bley against Elizabeth Bley, but, because of the tangle of testimony, it will be several days before Judge Yaple will announce his decision. Mrs. Bley denies every charge that is made by her husband.
  • 12 Apr 1916 Christine Berry is asking a divorce from Robert A. Berry, to whom she was married on March 9, 1911, and who is now an inmate of the state prison, serving a sentence for theft. She says he is a drunkard and frequently cursed and abused her.
  • 12 Apr 1916 Leonard Bosworth, defendant in a suit for divorce brought by Ethel Bosworth, has been cited to appear in the superior court April 15 to explain why he has failed to make payments as ordered by the court.
  • 12 Apr 1916 Edna Blood was granted a divorce from Allen Blood in the superior court yesterday morning.
  • 12 Apr 1916 Divorce and the custody of a minor child has been granted Selma F. Frederick in her divorce suit against Ervin W. Frederick.
  • 13 Apr 1916 After a trial lasting two and a half days, Judge Yaple in the superior court yesterday afternoon refused to grant a divorce to Joseph Bley, a one-armed oil wagon diver, and in announcing his decision virtually told the plaintiff that if a decree should be granted it should go to the defendant. Summing up the evidence, Judge Yaple said that it has been shown that Bley has partially failed to provide for his family and was guilty of other thinngs that precluded his right to a divorce. The costs of the case are charged against Bley.
  • 13 Apr 1916 Clara Long was divorced from Louis Long in the superior court yesterday, given the custody of two children and the husband was ordered to pay $12 per month for support.
  • 13 Apr 1916 Selma Frederick was divorced yesterday from Erwin Frederick and was given the custody of their one child.
  • 15 Apr 1916 Beulah Youse Warren, girl wife of Charles Warren or Perry Hull, and the greatest sufferer for the crookedness of her husband, whom she married at Michigan City, October 15, believing him to be a millionaire, brought suit for divorce yesterday. The complaint is brief and sets out merely that the defendant is a convict. She asks the restoration of her maiden name, Beulah Youse. Warren, as he was know here, is Perry Hull, a Convoy, O., product who posing as a millionaire floated bad checks here and other places, negotiated for the purchase of the Cressler property on West Berry street and in other ways planned to spend his phantom fortune. He eloped with Miss Youse after purchasing her and her mother splended wardrobes and married the girl at Michigan City. The ceremony was preformed by the chaplain fo the state prison there, where Hull is not serving a sentence for forgery. Mrs. Youse and the young bride refused to believe Hull guilty when he was arrested at Valparaiso and would not be convinced until he made a confession.
  • 16 Apr 1916 After having been divorced for a second time within a few months, Bruce E. and Ida J. Kirkland appeared in the superior court yesterday morning and obtained an order from Judge Japle annuling the decree and they are agains man and wife. The procedure did away with the necessity of getting remarried as they did last summer when they were first divorced.
  • 16 Apr 1916 Divorce, custody of two children and reasonable alimony are asked by Aileen Smaltz in a suit brougth yesterday against Charles Smaltz. Failure to provide, lack of respect and continual nagging are the charges made in the complaint.
  • 18 Apr 1916 Anna Sperandeo, formerly Miss Anna Dondero, filed suit in the superior court yesterday against Leonard Sperandeo, to whom she was married September 27, 1913. She charges that he beat her, was otherwise cruel and save for three weeks just after the wedding, failed to provide for her and she was forced to work in her father's fruit store to earn a living. The defendant is said to be in New Orleans.
  • 18 Apr 1916 Charging that on Sunday her husband beat and choked her, threatened to kill her and called her vile names, Julia Depler yesterday entered suit against James B. Depler. They were married August 23, 1910, and apparently has no battles until last Sunday for no other charges are made in the complaint.
  • 18 Apr 1916 Ira O. Holmes wants a divorce from Lillie M. Holmes in an action brought by him in the superior court yesterday. He says she falsely accused him of associating with other women, refused to cook for him or do her housework. They were married May 30, 1915 and separated on November 15.
  • 18 Apr 1916 John Lannert, charged with child neglect, promised Judge Eggeman yesterday morning that he would pay $8 per week for the support of his family.
  • 18 Apr 1916 Herman Kage has been divorced from Ida Kage and given the custody of their one child.
  • 19 Apr 1916 Zenith Cunningham wants a divorce, $1,000 alimony and temporary support money of $10 per week in a suit which she filed in the superior court yesterday against Geo. W. Cunningham. She says that ever since their marriage, in July 23, 1914, he has forced her to do canvassing and has kept the money she has earned, depositing it in the Hamilton National bank until the account has reached $600. He has treatened to withdraw this and leave, she alleges, and an order was granted by the court restraining the bank from paying the sum over to him. According to the complaint, Cunningham was cruel to her and struck her frequently.
  • 19 Apr 1916 Suit for divorce and the restoration of her maiden name, Fleischmann, was filed in the superior court yesterday by Helena Weidhase against Karl Weidhase, to whom she was married in 1898. He falsely charged with infidelity, she says, and cursed her. He deserted her this month.
  • 20 Apr 1916 Charles W. Maxey sues Elizabeth Maxey for divorce, charging that she deserted him November 24, last year, and has refused to return. They were married in 1906.
  • 21 Apr 1916 Sending his wife to Australia on a visit last summer, Dr. Sidney Collins, for a year optician for H. H. Rogers, wrote her of his illness, death and burial and of the settlement of his estate on specially prepared letter heads signed with ficticious names, and then proceeded to elope with Mrs. Katherine Breedon, formerly of Garrett, and for three years cashier in the office of the Foster Furniture company. That's when Mrs. Emma Frish Collins, the real wife, who returned to American a month ago, says in a sensational $10,000 damage suit against Mrs. Breedon for the alienation of her husband's affections, which was filed for her in the circuit court yesterday afternoon. When Dr. Collins and Mrs. Breedon, who were living at Waterloo, Ia., learned of the return of the wife, who, they are said to have supposed safely out of the way, he disappeared and Mrs. Breedon returned to Fort Wayne and filed a petition for the anullmetn of their marriage, claiming that the man had led her to believe that he was unmarried. Mrs. Collins, however declares that the other woman did know of her existence and that she was in on the "frame up." This case is still pending. In his attempt to get rid of his wife, Collins went to no end of scheming and exercised a great deal of ingenuity. After her departure with their five-year-old daughter for their former home at Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia, Collins resigned his position here, closed their home at 927 Crescent avenue and went to Waterloo, Ia. He wrote his wife of his change in location and gave her the name of an employer that has since been proven fictitious. Then he put his plan into execution. Under the letter head of a doctor he wrote her that he was seriously ill and subsequent messages told of his condition, which grew steadily worse. The suddenly came a letter from his supposed employer, announcing his death, extending sympathy and extolling his ability as an oculist and his qualitites as a man. "His dying words were," the letter read, "were tell Emma never to return to this land of disappointment, sorrow and shame but to stay in our own country, Australia," Next came a letter from a lawyer, stating that her husband's estate has been settled, the funeral expenses and doctor bill paid and that $250 remained. This was sent to her. The grief-stricken wife was completely folled, but in spite of the "dying" wish, she wanted to see her husband's grave and made arrangements to return to America. Because of the war, she had difficulty in getting her passports renewed and it was three months before she could sail. At San Francisco she wired Waterloo in the name of the lawyer, signing it "Mrs. Sidney Collins," Since there was no such person and the manager of the telegraph company knowing Collins, asked him about the message. Collins left Waterloo the night. Mrs. Vreedon started for Fort Wayne the next day and upon her arrival here brought the anullment suit. Mrs. Collins remained in Waterloo until she learned the true state of affairs and then came to Fort Wayne, where she learned that Mrs. Breedon is posessed of considerable proberty in Noble county and at Garrett, where her first husband, Grover Breedon, who died several years ago, was an engineer on the B & O. railroad. Efforts to locate Mrs. Breedon last night were unavailing. It is expected that her defense will be that, as she said in her petition for anullment, she did not know Collins has a wife and that she has no part in the plan to sidetrack the woman. It was said by friends that the defendant and her little son have gone to the home of her paretns in Noble county. Mrs. Collins will remain in Fort Wayne with her daughter until the trial is held.
  • 21 Apr 1916 The divorce action of Alba Tolan vs. Irvin Tolan was dismissed from the superior court yesterday.
  • 22 Apr 1916 In a suit for divorce filed yesterday by May Frisby against Harry Frisby, she charges that when he deserted her on April 1 he took with him two of their three children, Daniel, aged thirteen years and Mabel, aged ten years, and has refused to permit them to return. She says he threated her cruelly and falsely accused her of infidelity. They were married February 5, 1902. The custody of the children is asked.
  • 22 Apr 1916 Divorce and the custody of three children were granted Frances Parquet by the superior court yesterday in her suit against William Parquet, and the defendant was ordered to pay $15 per month for the support of his family.
  • 23 Apr 1916 In the case of Ethel Fortney vs. Morgan Fortney, for divorce, Judge Yaple yesterday denied the petition of the plaintiff for the custody of the children.
  • 23 Apr 1916 Bessie Keller, who was recently sued for divorce by her husband, John C. Keller, yesterday filed a cross complaint in the superior court and obtained an order restraining him from drawing wages due him from the Nickel Plate Railroad company.
  • 23 Apr 1916 The superior court has granted Frank C. Crawford a divorce on his cross complaint against Imogene H. Crawford and has reserved the right to make future desposition of the children.
  • 25 Apr 1916 Divorce and the custody of two children were granted Anna Bowman by the superior court yesterday in her suit against Ernest Bowman, and the defendant was ordered to pay $15 per month.
  • 25 Apr 1916 Clara Beebe was divorced from Julius Beebe in the superior court yesterday and her maiden name, Allen was restored.
  • 25 Apr 1916 Emma Brososky was divorced from Frank Brososky in the superior court yesterday afternoon, was granted the custody of three children and the husband was ordered to pay $20 per month for their support.
  • 26 Apr 1916 Winifred E. Hormel started suit in the superior court yesterday afternoon against Herman Conrad Carl Hormel. She charges that he was an habitual drunkard during the years she lived with him, and that he deserted her in March, 1915, leaving her with no money to support their two children. The custody of the children is asked. Herman Hormel was for several years employed as an accountant at the Hamilton National bank and was discharged when irregulartities were charged against him and admitted. He later solicited insurance. Then married Hormel was a reporter on the German newspaper.
  • 26 Apr 1916 Maggie L. Bair wants her husband, Samuel E. Vair, taught a lesson and sues him for a limited separation, the length of which is to be determined by the superior court. For the support of herself and her invalid daughter she asks $65 per month. They were married in 1895. On April 25, after he had drawn $50 pay from the Nickel Plate company and spent the greater part of it for drink, he accused her of stealing the money, struck her in the face, called her vile and indecent names and threatened to kill her. An order was granted restraining him from visiting her at her home, 706 East Pontiac street.
  • 26 Apr 1916 Velma Leffin says in her suit for divorce against Fred Laffin that he has worked only four weeks during the past two years, and has made no provision for the support of herself and their two children, ages two and four years. They were married in January, 1911, and separated January 27, 1915. The custody of the children is asked.
  • 26 Apr 1916 Delia Scheib yesterday filed suit against William J. Scheib, asking a divorce and charging that he threated her cruelly, called her vile names and finally abnadoned her. He has given nothing toward her support for two years.
  • 27 Apr 1916 Ada B. Taylor was divorced from Cecil A. Taylor in the superior court yesterday and her maiden name, Jewell was restored to her. Taylor's first wife divorced him in September last year.
  • 27 Apr 1916 Arthur E. Ball was divorced from Verna Ball in circuit court yesterday.
  • 27 Apr 1916 Anna Henley was divorced from Albert F. Henley in the circuit court yesterday.
  • 28 Apr 1916 Mary E. Smith was divorced from Louis R. Smith in the superior court yesterday afternoon and her maiden name, Hausbach, was restored.
  • 29 Apr 1916 Zoe Quince started divorce proceedings in the superior court yesterday afternoon against Clarence A. Quince, charging failure to provide and desertion. They were married on March 30, 1912, and for more that two years he has contributed nothing toward her support. She makes the Motor sales corporation, with which he is employed, a party to the suit and an order was granted restraining him from drawing that money is due him from that concern. Mrs. Quince asks a reasonable allowance for support during the pendency of the action and $500 alimony.
  • 29 Apr 1916 The divorce suit of Matilda Lawhead against Wilbur E. Lawhead was dismissed from the superior court yesterday and another worded practically the same, was filed.
  • 29 Apr 1916 Louis Treuchet, defendant in a divorce action brought by Alice Treuchet, has been cited for contempt of court and has been summoned to appear May 2.
  • 29 Apr 1916 Mary Hoover was granted a divorce from William Hoover in the superior court yesterday morning and her maiden name, McSweeney, was restored. She charged that her husband was a degenerate and that the only thing he had purchased for her in two years was a pair of rubbers. The couple lived north of Woodburn.

  • 02 May 1916 Blanche Berry is seeking separation from James Alonzo Berry, to whom she was married Dec. 15, 1911, and from whom she separated in November, 1915. She alleges non-support and cruel treatment.
  • 02 May 1916 Alleging cruel and inhuman treatment and desertion, May Kimberling has filed suit for divorce from Nelson Kimberling. The couple were married in May, 1911, and separated August 15, 1915.
  • 02 May 1916 Carrie Conner seeks a divorce from Alden Morton Conner, charging that the defendant call her vile names and finally deserted her.
  • 02 May 1916 In the case of George Mills vs. Lottie Mills, the plaintiff was granted a divorce and given the custody of two children.
  • 02 May 1916 Martha E. Whitacre was granted a divorce from William H. Whitacre and restored to her maiden name Winger.
  • 03 May 1916 In the superior court Grace L. Greenlee has filed suit against Gilbert Greenlee for a decree of divorce. The couple were married May 1, 1911, and separated January 19, 1913. Mrs. Greenlee charged abandonment.
  • 03 May 1916 Margaret Lewis seeks a divorce in the superior court from Abner Lewis, alleging that he has deserted her and failed and refused to support her. They were married in July, 1907, and separated in November 1914, when it is alleged that he abandoned her.
  • 03 May 1916 Grace Jackson has been granted a divorce from Otis Jackson by proceedings in superior court and given the custody of one child and an allowance of $8 a month for its support.
  • 03 May 1916 Alice Treuchet was granted a divorce from Louis Treuchet and restored to her maiden name of Wagner.
  • 04 May 1916 Nancy Zimmerman has filed suit against David Zimmerman for a decree of divorce. She says they were married twenty-eight years ago, and that the husband has mistreated her, called her vile names and that he struck her. Drunkenness is also charged.
  • 04 May 1916 Gordon David has filed a cross-complaint for divorce from Elizabeth Davis. The principal allegation in the complaint is the husband's denial that he is the father of the woman's child, while the husband said he was unaware of his wife's delicate condition when he married her.
  • 04 May 1916 Florence Vaughn was divorced from Harry Vaughn by proceedings in superior court.
  • 04 May 1916 In the case of Ethel A. Sunday vs. Shirley Sunday, for divorce, the defendant has set here a boluminous answer to the complaint and rejection of plaintiff's assumption of costs and support money. The plaintiff lives here, while the defendant lives in Lansing, Mich.
  • 05 May 1916 Edith Smethers has brought suit for divorce from Thomas Smethers, alleging that he sought in every way to humiliate her and that throughout their married life he was guilty of various forms of cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 05 May 1916 Hattie Wise was granted a divorce from Hugh Wise in a hearing has in superior court.
  • 06 May 1916 Lillian Ward was granted a divorce from William Ward and restored to her maiden name of McClary. The case was heard in superior court.
  • 06 May 1916 Alleging cruelty to herself and children, Dora J. Thompson has filed suit against Ralph W. Thompson for divorce. The couple were married March 22, 1912, and separated May 5 this year.
  • 06 May 1916 Ellen Mowery has filed suit against John Mowery for divorce. She charges that the husband refused to provide for her and that he threatened her harm.
  • 07 May 1916 Martha Angell alleges in a complaint that she was tricked into matrimony by Peter Angell and she wants the court to annul the marriage. She says she was married June 28, 1911, believing that her husband was all right and that he had no other wives. Soon after the marriage, she found out, she alleges, that Peter had another wife and child somewhere in Norway and then she left him. The couple have money on deposit in the First National bank, of South Bend, which the wife is attempting to get through court order. A child was born to Angelis, of whom the plaintiff seeks the custody.
  • 07 May 1916 Emma Beard sues Perry Beard for divorce, alleging non-support. The couple were married September 23, 1898, and separated May 2, this year. In the complaint the wife says that she was compelled to take in washings in order to support herself and that the husband called her vile names and swore at her and the children. The rolling mills is restrained from paying wages to the defendant.
  • 07 May 1916 Cruel and inhuman treatment is alleged in a complaint filed by Minnie Eby against Mark Eby for divorce. The couple were married November 7, 1915.
  • 07 May 1916 Charles M. Jenkinson vs. Lena Jenkinson, plaintiff granted divorce.
  • 07 May 1916 Ludwig Waldschmidt vs. Hanna Waldschmidt, plaintiff granted divorce.
  • 07 May 1916 George D. Mills vs. Arvilla Mills, divorce granted to plaintiff.
  • 08 May 1916 Superior court - John William Hibbins has filed suit against Jeannette Hibbins for divorce. He alleges that his wife deserted him and, although he attempted to have her come back, she refused to do so. The couple were married February 18, 1903, and separated January 1, 1915.
  • 08 May 1916 Alleging abandonment and failure to provide, Hazel M. Sprankle seeks a divorce from William Sprankle, to whom she was married September 9, 1911, and from whom she separated March 15, 1912.
  • 08 May 1916 Evans L. Watson has filed suit against Eliza V. Watson for divorce, in which he says that in 1906 his wife left him and refused to come back. The couple were married January 2, 1892.
  • 09 May 1916 Victoria Sias was granted a divorce yesterday from Steve Sias by proceeding in superior court.
  • 09 May 1916 Charles Vardaman has filed a petition in circuit court of have a divorce decree modified. He seeks custody of a child, which was twenty-three months old when the divorce was granted, but which is now fourteen years old.
  • 10 May 1916 Eva Perry has filed suit in superior court for a decree of divorce from Earl Perry, alleging failure to provide and adultery. The couple were married October 11, 1910, and separated October 17, 1915.
  • 10 May 1916 Julia Bowman was divorced from Charles Bowman by proceedings in superior court and restored to her maiden name, Huguenard.
  • 12 May 1916 Edith Bucher has filed suit in superior court for a decree of divorce from Floyd Bucher, to whom she was married August 10, 1910, and from whom she separated March 25, this year. She alleges that her husband drinks to excess, that he struck, beat, cursed and abused her and failed to provide for her. She wants $1,000 alimony and an order restraining the Brown Trucking company from paying the defendant his wages.
  • 12 May 1916 In the case of Stella Shearer vs. Robert Shearer, in which she seeks to get custody of a child, Judge Yaple has reserved judgment until he can more thoroughly investigate the woman's fitness to care for the child.
  • 12 May 1916 Catherine Bauss was granted a divorce from Conrad Bauss. The division of property was settle out of court.
  • 13 May 1916 Catherine Martin seeks a divorce from Louis E. Martin, alleging that since their marriage in 1889, the husband has cursed her, called her vile names, falsely accused her and threatened to do her bodily harm. The plaintiff asks $2,000 alimony and an order to restrain him from drawing his wages.
  • 14 May 1916 Superior court: Cora Moon has filed suit for divorce from her husband, Alfred Moon, alleging that he struck her and knocked her down and that, during fits of anger, he dragged her around by the hair. She asks $2,000 alimony and $40 a month for support.
  • 14 May 1916 Dan Patterson wants legal separation from Mary Patterson, alleging that three sons of the defendant cursed and swore at him, and threatened him with bodily harm until it is impossible for him to live with his wife. He also alleges that his wife refused to live with him. The couple were married July 1, 1903, and separated April 1, 1915,
  • 14 May 1916 Walter Dursh seeks a divorce from Nellie Dursh. The plaintiff says that his wife refused to live with him. The couple separated in 1900.
  • 14 May 1916 Esther Edwards says in a complaint that Opie Edwards, who is employed by the Overland Auto company, spends his wages on other women and refuses to support her. She charges that he stays out until 1 or 2 o'clock in the morning, and refuses to pay the grocery bills. Because of these facts, she asks the court to restrain him from drawing his wages and asks an allowance of $8 out of the $12 weekly he makes. The Overland Auto company is restrained from paying wages to the defendant and is asked to answer as to any moneys due him or to become due him.
  • 16 May 1916 John V. Matheny wants a divorce from Julia F. Matheny. He says his wife cursed him and used language so vile it cannot be set out in the complaint. The couple were married April 11, 1913, and separated in September, 1915.
  • 17 May 1916 In the superior court Hilda Walker has filed suit for divorce against Jacob Walker, to whom she was married on Nov. 10, 1900, and from whom she separated May 18, 1915. She alleges that her husband threatened to kill her and on one occasion attempted to cut her with a razor.
  • 17 May 1916 Emma Baker was divorced from Arthur Baker on her cross complaint. The case was heard in superior court.
  • 18 May 1916 Delia Rosendaal has filed suit for divorce from her husband, John Rosendaal, alleging abandonment, failure to provide and general cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 18 May 1916 Clara A. Welz was divorced from Christian H. Welz by proceedings in superior court yesterday.
  • 19 May 1916 Olive Weibel has filed a suit in superior court for divorce from her husband, William Weibel, alleging that, in addition to his cruel and inhuman treatment, the husband threatened her life and that he was prevented from carrying out this threat only when she fled from him. The wife asks the custody of four children and a restraining order to prevent the husband from drawing his wages at the Troy laundry.
  • 19 May 1916 Harry M. Kelly has filed a cross-complaint for divorce from his wife, Florence A. Kelly. He charges infidelity and cruel treatment.
  • 19 May 1916 Alice Schmidt has filed suit against Herbert F. Schmidt for divorce in which she charges cruel treatment and drunkenness. The couple were married in 1913 and separated in 1916. The plaintiff asks an order to restrain Fred H. Meyers from paying wages to the defendant.
  • 19 May 1916 Maria Miller has dismissed her suit against Sebastian Miller. The case was in superior court.
  • 20 May 1916 Mary A. Arter has filed suit for divorce against Ephriam Arter, alleging that for the past few months, he has been paying attention to another woman. The couple were married two years ago and separated yesterday.
  • 20 May 1916 Prosecutor Emrick has asked the circuit court to enforce the sentence against John B. Fuhs, who was found guilty February 2, of child neglect. Fuhs was ordered imprisioned in jail and ordered to work the road under the laze husbands' act, but upon his promise to make good, the sentence was not enforced. Fuhs failed to keep his promise.
  • 20 May 1916 Loretta M. Meads has dismissed her suit for divorce against Fred A. Meads.
  • 21 May 1916 Mary Dries says in a complaint filed yesterday in superior court that, when she married John Dries July 30, 1915, she thought that he was telling the truth when he said he was a single man, but a short time later she learned that he had another wife in Belgium. Now, she wants the court to annul the marriage.
  • 21 May 1916 Helen A. Baughman wants a divorce from James. A. Baughman, alleging cruelty and failure to provide. The couple were married September 15, 1903, and separated May 11, this year. The wife wants the custody of four children.
  • 21 May 1916 A suit for divorce was filed yesterday by Annabelle Henkenius against Peter Henkenius. The wife also asks for $5,000 alimony. The complaint alleges that the couple were married November 15, 1882, and lived happily together until a few years ago, when they began to have trouble; that the defendant squandered his earning, and did not properly provide for her. The defendant, the complaint charges, drank to excess, and when intoxicated, was quarrelsome with her. A restraining order to prevent the husband from molesting his wife at 708 Columbia avenue, is prayed for in the complaint.
  • 21 May 1916 Sarah R. Roudebush has filed suit against William Roudebush, for a decree of divorce, alleging that she was compelled to take in washings to support herself. She wants the restoration of her maiden name of Porter.
  • 21 May 1916 The child neglect case against Edward Hudges has been dismissed in circuit court.
  • 23 May 1916 Perry L. Getz seeks separation for Lydia Ellen Getz, to whom he was married December 7, 1915, and from whom he separated May 2, this year. He says that his wife went to Kendallville a few weeks ago to visit her parents and that she wrote him a letter in which she said that if he wanted to live with her he would have to come there, as she would not return her to live with him. He couldn't get a job there, he says, and besides he learned that a man by the name of Emanuel Loeffler, with whom the woman went before marriage, has gone to Kendallville to see her, and to induce her to return to Fort Wayne. The husband alleges that his wife often talked about Loeffler, saying that she liked him very much.
  • 23 May 1916 Christian Ellet wants a divorce from Maggie Ellet, alleging cruel and inhuman treatment. The couple were married in 1889, and separated this year.
  • 23 May 1916 Henry A. Brown is asking for a decree of divorce from Mary J. Brown. He says that his wife left him in company with one Andy Piet, and went to Cincinnati, where they are now. Once she was arreated for intoxication, the complaint says. The couple were married December 23, 1900, and separated November 12, 1914.
  • 23 May 1916 John B. Fuhs has been cited to appear in circuit court May 31 and show cause why the sentence imposed on him some time ago should not be enforced. Last February Fuhs was found guilty of child neglect and was ordered to work on the roads. He pleaded with the court to give him a chance and promised to make payments and support his children. He failed to make good and Prosecutor Emrich petitioned the court to enforce the sentence.
  • 23 May 1916 Florence Thompson was divorced from Russell Thompson by proceedings in superior court, and restored to her maiden name DeLong.
  • 23 May 1916 Maenona Enola Tegtmeyer has been granted a divorce from Raymond Tegtmeyer. Her maiden name of Willhouse was restored.
  • 24 May 1916 Alleging non-support and abandonment, Alta I. Clevenger has filed suit against Perry T. Clevenger for divorce. The couple were married October 3, 1907, and separated September, 1910.
  • 24 May 1916 Adolph Fabian has filed suit against Gerhardine Fabian for divorce. Fabian charges that his wife persuaded his two sons to make life miserable for him and that they drove him from the home. His wife also treats his cruelly, he says.
  • 24 May 1916 Ethel C. Double was divorced from Howard A. Double by proceedings in superior court.
  • 24 May 1916 Sarah E. Roudebush has dismissed her suit for divorce against William Roudebush in superior court.
  • 25 May 1916 Maude DeWolf has filed suit for divorce in superior court from her husband, George W. DeWolf, alleging desertion. The couple married January 7, 1908, and in 1909, the husband left his wife, since which time she says she has not heard from him.
  • 25 May 1916 Charles A. Thurmer wants a divorce from his wife, Alice M. Thurmer, alleging desertion. The couple married June 25, 1905, and separated January 10, 1906.
  • 25 May 1916 Alleging failure to provide, intoxication and cruel and inhuman treatment, Ella Sproat has filed suit for divorce against her husband, William Sproat, to whom she was married in 1881, and from whom she separated yesterday. Mrs. Sproat says her husband threatened to kill her and that she is afraid he will carry out this threat. Alimony is the sum of $1,000 is asked.
  • 25 May 1916 Gertrude McConnell recites in a complaint for divorce from Russell McConnell that since their marriage fifteen years ago, the husband has purchased her no clothing and that she had to depent on her parents for clothes to wear. She also alleges that he drinks liquor and that he took their son into saloons and gave him liquor. The wife has the custody of a 14- year-old daughter and she asks the court to five the child into the custody of its grandparents who are willing and anxious to care for her. A restraining order to prevent him from drawing his wages is asked.
  • 25 May 1916 Rickie Raber wants a divorce from Fred Raber. She charges that he called her vile names and struck and beat her, and that he associated with another woman, the name of whom is not mentioned in the complaint. She asks a reasonalbe allowance for the support of the children and an order to prevent him from molesting her or drawing his wages.
  • 26 May 1916 John Moora says in a complaint for divorce from Mary Moora that his wife neglected her household duties, was gone from home day and night and that he remonstrated with her but it did not good. He says he left her once before and took her back on promise to do better.
  • 26 May 1916 Oscar Bannister was divorced from Rilla Bannister by proceedings in superior court.
  • 26 May 1916 Samuel E. Bair, who was sued by Maggie Bair for divorce, has been cited to appear in superior court to answer contempt proceedings May 19.
  • 26 May 1916 Alfred Moon has filed a cross-complaint for divorce from Cora Moon in superior court.
  • 27 May 1916 Arthur C. Durbin has filed suit for divorce against Grace C. Durbin, alleging that his wife continually nagged him, that she said she didn't care for him, had no love for him and that she was tired of him. The complaint further states that the wife told her husband that she hated his sight, that she swore at him and later left him and went to Chicago, refusting to return. The couple were married June 15, 1913, and separated April 27, 1916.
  • 27 May 1916 Edith Castle wants a decree of divorce from Wail Castle. She says that he drinks to excess and treats her so cruelly that she is unable to live with him. She alleges that he brougth an action for divorce against he in Richmond, Ind., and falsely accused her of association with other men, whereas he had for some time been receiving letters from other women.
  • 28 May 1916 Barbara Pearl Burns seeks a divorce in superior court from Charles E. Burns, to whom she was married May 14, 1907, and from whom she separated May 20, 1916. She alleges that her husband has an ungovernable remper and that he files into a rage and broke up the furniture. She says her husband also accused her falsely of improper relations with other men. She wants her maide name Watson restored to her.
  • 28 May 1916 The circuit court has granted a divorce to Elizabeth Meek from Stanley Meek and given $100 alimony.
  • 28 May 1916 In the superior court, Harry G. Krundop asks a divorce from Ollie Krudop. The complaint was withdrawn from the files temporarily.
  • 28 May 1916 Frederick Reitdorf has been granted a divorce from Margaret Reitforf in superior court.
  • 28 May 1916 Della Specht has been granted a divorce from Oscar F. Specht, the plaintiff's maiden name of Deuter being restored.
  • 28 May 1916 Ethel Sunday has been granted a divorce from Shirley A. Sunday, the plaintiff gaining custody of a minor daughter with an allowance of $10 a month for support.
  • 28 May 1916 Emma Long has been granted a divorce from William Long on her cross-complaint, receiving custody of one minor child and $8 a month for support.
  • 28 May 1916 Herschel Coby, defendant in a divorce action, has been cited to appear in superior court June 2 to answer contempt proceedings.
  • 28 May 1916 Marie Young has dismissed her suit for divorce from Floyd Long.
  • 30 May 1916 Emrick & Emrick have filed a suit in circuit court on relation of the state of Indiana Ellen Garver vs. Charles Garver, alleging that on May 3, this year, the defendant married the plaintiff to escape criminal prosecution on a paternity charge, and that on May 24 he deserted her without cause. She asks $500 as a penalty for her benefit.
  • 30 May 1916 The divorce case of Mary vs. Peter Sessler has been dismissed in superior court. The defendant is dead.

  • 01 Jun 1916 Emily Higgs has filed suit for divorce from Artenas Higgs. She alleges that the husband struck and beat her and that on one occasion he treated her so cruelly that she had to go to a hospital. The defendant has money on deposit in local banks, so the complaint charges, and an order is asked restraining him for drawing it out. Alimony in the sum of $3,500 is asked.
  • 01 Jun 1916 In her complaint for divorce from Clement Metzler, Mary M. Matzler says that her husband told her he would have seven wives and that she was only the second one. She sets out in her complaint that the husband subjected her to shocking cruelties and that he tole her he didn't see how she could stand up so well considering the way he treated her. The complaint further recites that the husband told his wife she was crazy and threatened to have her committed to an asylum. In addition to the husband's cruel treatment of his wife, the complaint says that he threatened to kill their twelve-year-old son and that on last Christmas he gave the boy liquor that made him drunk. The wife wants $1,000 alimony, and restoration of her maiden name, Mary M. Herport.
  • 01 Jun 1916 Helen B. Hardendorf has filed suit against Harry D. Hardendorf for divorce, alleging non-support. The couple have been separated two years.
  • 01 Jun 1916 Zack Micu sues Anna Micu for a decree of divorce. He says that he turned over to the wife $1,700, but that she failed and refused to live with him. The couple were married in 1907 and separated in 1910.
  • 01 Jun 1916 Claude Stellar has been granted a divorce from Grace Stellar by proceedings in superior court.
  • 02 Jun 1916 Priscilla Corson has commenced suit for divorce against Silas Corson. She says that her husband has an ungovernable temper and that on different occasions he went into a fit of anger and abused her. She also alleges that she gave him money and that he squandered it. Alimony in the sum of $1,000 is asked.
  • 02 Jun 1916 In her complaint for divorce from Waldo Deeren, Myrtle Deeren says that the husband has failed to support her and that she had to take in washings.
  • 02 Jun 1916 Emma V. Bass wants a divorce from Solomon C. Bass, alleging that in March, 1913, after they had been married six months, the husband deserted her.
  • 02 Jun 1916 Mary M. Brown has been granted a divorce from William Brown in superior court and her maiden name Jamey was restored.
  • 02 Jun 1916 Ollie Rising has been granted a divorce from Anson Rising in superior court.
  • 02 Jun 1916 Emma Sheets has been granted a divorce fro John Sheets in superior court and her maiden name Zuber was restored.
  • 02 Jun 1916 Grace May Deahl was divorced from Fred G. Deahl by proceedings in superior court. She was given the custody of a child and allowed $10 a month for support.
  • 03 Jun 1916 In the superior court Sophia Metting sues William Metting for a decree of divorce. The couple were married March 7, 1888, and separated ten years later. In the complaint, it is charged that seventeen years ago the husband deserted his wife.
  • 03 Jun 1916 In the case of Charles Vardaman vs. Sarah Vardaman for modification of divorce decree, the circuit court found for the defendant.
  • 04 Jun 1916 Elizabeth Aaron wants a divorce from William Aaron, to whom she was married October 18, 1901, and from whom she separated May 15, last. She charges non-support and asks an order to prevent him from drawing his wages at the Fort Wayne Rendering company.
  • 04 Jun 1916 In his complaint for divorce from his wife, Frances Reichert, Kenneth Reichert says that three months after marriage she gave birth to a child and that she confessed he was not the father of it. The complaint charges that the wife told her husband she only married him so the child could have his name.
  • 06 Jun 1916 Victoria Ford wants a divorce from William R. Ford. In her complaint she says that her husband lived in open adultery with one Clara B. Miller at Dayton, O., and that she had him arrested. The court sentenced him to serve a year in the workhouse and suspended the sentence upon his promise to give half of his wages to his wife.
  • 06 Jun 1916 Dora Elizabeth Springer has filed suit for divorce from Guy C. Springer, charging cruelty and adultery. The wife says her husband has threatened her life and she asks an order to prevent him from molesting her.
  • 07 Jun 1916 Madeline Elberson has filed suit in superior court for a decree of divorce from Clem Elberson in which she charges that the husband threatened to take her life and that he faild to properly support herself and children. She asks an order to restrain the husband from molesting her at 1520 East Wayne street.
  • 07 Jun 1916 William Strebig was divorced from Nellie Strebig.
  • 08 Jun 1916 Lavina May Carr was divorced from Lester Carr by proceedings in superior court.
  • 08 Jun 1916 Samuel O. Fink was divorced from Tamar Fink.
  • 08 Jun 1916 Lillie Schoolcraft seeks a divorce from William Schoolcraft in superior court. The wife alleges that the husband has called her names so vile she does not care to incorporate them in the complaint. Cruelty is another allegation.
  • 10 Jun 1916 In the case of Flossie Pearl Renneman vs. Frank Renneman, the defendant has filed a cross complaint in superior court.
  • 11 Jun 1916 Florence Shannon has filed suit for divorce against William Shannon. The complaint says that the couple were married September 16, 1913, and that on December 16 of the same year he deserted her.
  • 11 Jun 1916 In superior court, Lydia M. Sherwood seeks a divorce from Thomas A. Sherwood, alleging abandonment. The couple were married November 25, 1892, and separated April 16, 1907.
  • 13 Jun 1916 Archie I. Wood has filed suit for divorce from Harriet Wood, and in the complaint he sets out that the wife threatened to kill him, that she beats their child without reason and that she uses language so vile it is deemed best not to incorporate it in the complaint.
  • 13 Jun 1916 Vera Studabaker has filed an action against Frank Studabaker for divorce. The complaint was withdrawn from the files.
  • 13 Jun 1916 John Wilhelm was granted a divorce from Sophie Wilhelm on cross-complaint. He was also give the custody of a child.
  • 14 Jun 1916 Gertrude Shilts wants a decree of divorce from Charles Shilts, to whom she was married October 1, 1909, and from whom she separated yesterday. She charges cruel and inhuman treatment. In addition to the decree, she asks custody of the children.
  • 14 Jun 1916 Alleging desertion, Maggie Allman has filed suit against Frank Allman for divorce. The couple were married September 15, 1908, and separated April 6, last. The wife wants the restoration of her maiden name, Maggie Hamilton.
  • 14 Jun 1916 John Gendrick wants a divorce from Amelia Gendrick. He says that his wife has been living with another man. On the third of this month, the complaint says, the wife left him and is now living in adultery with some one else, he says.
  • 14 Jun 1916 Charging that her husband failed to support her, that he abused her and one time blacked her eye, Elia Morris has filed suit against Benjamin Morris for divorce. The couple were married in 1900 and separated in 1914.
  • 14 Jun 1916 Howard Metcalfe seeks a divorce from Virginia Metcalfe, and in the complaint he says that his wife smoked cigarets and drank liquor. The couple were married only nine days.
  • 14 Jun 1916 Emma Beard vs. Perry Beard, for divorce, dismissed.
  • 14 Jun 1916 Mary Bickell was granted a divorce from Henry Bickell, awarded the custody of two children and allowed $10 a month for support.
  • 16 Jun 1916 Margaret Hennings has filed suit for divorce from her husband, William R. Hennings and, in the complaint she says that not only did the husband fail to provide for her, but he made her live in a barn with two rooms, in one room of which a horse was kept. She was threatened with violence, the complaint says, and otherwise mistreated. Alimony in the sum of $1,000 is asked. The couple were married May 26, 1915, and separated Jun 15, 1916.
  • 16 Jun 1916 Laura Kohler wants a decree of divorce from John A. Kohler alleging in the complaint that between the date of marriage, November 7, 1911, and the date of separation, January 7, 1914, the husband has subjected her to physical violence and acuused her wrongfully of immoral conduct.
  • 16 Jun 1916 Hazel Casebeer is asking the superior court for a decree of divorce from Stanley Casebeer. The defendant is serving a term in Michigan City for committing a felony.
  • 16 Jun 1916 Mary M. Metzler had dismissed her suit for divorce against Clem Metzler.
  • 17 Jun 1916 Ethel Ulmer wants a divorce from William Elmer, alleging cruel and inhuman treatment and that he associated with other women. The couple were married August 23, 1905, and separated yesterday. She asks $2,000 alimony and the usual restraining orders.
  • 17 Jun 1916 Michael L. Hill has filed suit for divorce from Elizabeth Hill, to whom he was married January 27, 1916, and from whom he separated June 14. He says that his wife refused to prepare his meals and otherwise mistreated him. The couple reside in Arcola.
  • 17 Jun 1916 Bertha Matthewson was granted a divorce from Homer Matthewson on her cross-complaint.
  • 17 Jun 1916 Sophie Hoppe was divorced from Henry Hoppe.
  • 17 Jun 1916 Naomi Conrad was divorced from John Conrad and awarded the custody of a child. The defendant was ordered to pay $2 a week for support.
  • 17 Jun 1916 The case of the state ex re., Ellen Garver vs. Charles G. Garver for award of penalty for fraudulent marriage was dismissed.
  • 18 Jun 1916 In his complaint for divorce from Ethel Schott Geary, Carroll Geary tells the court that the very day he married his wife, she deserted him and has since refused to live with him. The Geary-Schott case caused considerable comment in Fort Wayne a few weeks ago when Mrs. Geary, her former husband, Ed Schott and the new husband, Carroll Geary met together and "talked matters over." At that time it was announced that the marriage was a result of Geary's "dare" to wed Mrs. Schott. After the marriage, Mrs. Schott-Geary said she had made a mistake and talked about remarrying the first husband. The wedding to Geary took place the same day the woman was divorced from Schott.
  • 18 Jun 1916 Clara Billman seeks a divorce from Lester Billman. The complaint alleges that the husband drove his wife from home and refused to live with her or support her. The couple have no children, although the complaint states that the wife is to become a mother. Alimony is the sum of $500 is asked.
  • 18 Jun 1916 Grace Seslar was granted a divorce from Thomas Seslar in superior court.
  • 21 Jun 1916 Helena Weidhase was divorced from Karl H. Weidhase and restored to her maiden name.
  • 21 Jun 1916 Howard Hoodmeier was divorced from E. Laura Hoodmeier by proceedings in the superior court.
  • 22 Jun 1916 Helen Garrity tells a sad tale of woe in her complaint for divorce from her husband, Edward Garrity, to whom she was married February 26, 1914, and from whom she separated in Jun, 1915. The complaint says that in addition to the husband's cruelty, he made her go to a physician and submit to an illegal operation when he learned that she was to give birth to a child. The husband is alleged to have told his wife that he would not have any children around him. On one occasion, the complaint says, the husband brought a former sweetheart to the house, and in the presence of his wife made love to her. She wants her maiden name, Helen Pratt, restored.
  • 22 Jun 1916 Theresa Wilkinson has filed suit for divorce from James Francis Wilkinson, alleging that her husband beat her with his fist and one occasion knocked her down with a cane. On June 19, so the complaint charges, he struck her and knocked her down and would have beaten her into insensibility had not her parents interceded. Six months prior to the birth of their child the husband left his wife and refused to support her, it is charged. Alimony in the sum of $1,000 is asked.
  • 22 Jun 1916 On the ground of adultery Fred H. Cook has filed suit for divorce against Elizabeth Cook. The couple were married March 8, 1910, and separated April 27, 1916.
  • 22 Jun 1916 Mary E. Smith has filed suit against Herman Smith, in which she asks $800 and the sale of real estate. The defendant is alleged to have deserted his wife after she had signed over some of her property to him.
  • 22 Jun 1916 Anna Sperendo was divorced from Leonard Sperendo and restored to her maiden name, Dondero.
  • 23 Jun 1916 George Killen was found not guilty of neglecting his children by Judge Eggeman in circuit court yesterday, after he showed that he had been paying all he possibly could toward the support of his offsprings. He was ordered by the court to do his best and provide for the children, which he promised to do.
  • 23 Jun 1916 Datherine Loechner has brought suit in superior court against Walter Loechner for divorce. The complaint alleges desertion. The couple were married October, 1914, and separated this month. Alimony of $1,500 and $10 a week support is asked.
  • 23 Jun 1916 William Aaron has been ordered to pay $6 a week toward the support of his wife, who is suing him for divorce.
  • 24 Jun 1916 Grace M. Brayton seeks a divorce from Edward Brayton on the grounds of desertion. She also wants $1,000 alimony and restraining orders.
  • 24 Jun 1916 Dorcus Tombough has filed a cross complaint for divorce from her husband, Edward Tombough. She charges that the husband failed to make reasonalbe support for her, that he cursed her and refused to work when he had an opportunity to do so.
  • 25 Jun 1916 Edith Anderson was granted a divorce from William Anderson and restored to her maiden name of Miner.
  • 27 Jun 1916 The superior court has granted a divorce to Edith Anderson from William Anderson.
  • 28 Jun 1916 Eva Schlatter complains of George Schlatter, to whom she was married little more than two years ago and from whom she has just separated, relating that he called her vile names, told her "to tale her d--n things and get out," refused to take her any place or to accompany her to amusements and forbid her relatives to visit her, ordering them away when they did appear. Wherefore, she asks a decree and $1,500 alimony. The German-American National bank and the German-American Trust company are made parties to the suit because the defendant is alleged to have deposits in those institutions. The plaintiff resides in New Haven.
  • 28 Jun 1916 Catherine Marshall beging action against William Marshall, who became her liege last October and has never given her a home, but has threatened her with physical violence and harm. The separated this month. The plaintiff wants her maiden name of Goff restored and has procured an order to restrain the defendant from molesting her at 430 Montgomery street.
  • 28 Jun 1916 William Brown says Nina Brown often drank to excess, got drunk and when in that state called him vile names and struck him. He charges that she visited winerooms with men and there drank to excess, finally getting arrested and receiving a fine in the city court for disorderly conduct. They were married December 16, 1914, and have just separated.
  • 28 Jun 1916 Mary Mountan Rescitz says she was married about two years ago to Alexander Rescitz and that shortly thereafter he deserted her, but not until he had acquainted her with cruel and inhuman treatment, which is this case included vile names and blows.
  • 28 Jun 1916 Mrs. Ida M. Baker says that after having performed for six years the toil upon which herself and nine children mainly subsisted there is no reason why she should continue to be burdened with son useless an appendage as a husband, wherefore she asks the superior court to sever the bonds that still join her legal fashion to Reilly M. Baker. Mrs. Baker also alleges that her husband beat her and that she is partially deaf as a consequence of his blows. Of the nine children, five are yet under their majority.
  • 28 Jan 1916 Alleging that her husband has falsely accused her of improper relations with men, gave her no money, compelled her to keep roomers to provide herself with means, indulged filthy habits and soothed her with frequent expression of the wish as he started to his work as railroad engineer that he would return to find her dead. Beulah Krull asks the court to hear her prayer and divorce her from Bernard J. Krull.
  • 28 Jan 1916 Thomas J. Smethers strews tacks in the road for Edith M. Smethers, who some time ago filed suit for divorce, by putting in a cross-complaint, in which she says that twice before she left him, filed suits for divorce, caused him to be compelled to pay her attorneys' fees and other costs and then dismissed the cases. He also alleges cruelty, that she threatened him with injury, called him vile name, associated with people of questionable character and constantly quarreled. They were married in January, 1907, and separated in May 1914.
  • 29 Jun 1916 Action has been started in the superior court by Ethel A. Hawkins for a divorce from Rutherford B. Hawkins, who is charged with non-support and desertion and the excessive use of liquor. Hawkins was convicted some months ago in the city court on a charge of keeping a disorderly house and was sentenced to a term at the state penal farm. He escaped from the farm and has since been a fugitive. He is not believed to be in Indiana. The couple were married a year or two ago and have no children.
  • 29 Jun 1916 Frances Travenet has begun a suit in the superior court for divorce from Roy H. Travenet, and she names Alice Burney as the "other woman," charging that her husband is now supporting Alice at his saloon, 1309 Lafayette street and has boasted to the plaintiff of having entertained her. Mrs. Travenet has other causes of complaint, among them being that her husband never provided her with a home, but compelled her to reside with his parents, where for 13 years she has done their work. They were married in 1903 and separated last fall. The wife demands $3,000 alimony and has procured an order restraining the defendant from drawing funds from banks made party to the suit and from disposing of real estate, and automobile or his saloon.
  • 29 Jun 1916 Ethel Lovell wants a divorce from William Lovell and relates to the superior court that he was cruel, drinks to excess, struck her, has a violent temper and never gave her reasonable support. They were married in 1906 and have just separated.
  • 29 Jun 1916 Forrest Myers says his wife, Elsie, began her cruelties upon him as soon as they were married two years ago and kept it going until last month, when they separated. He charges that she nagged him, gave him curses and abuse, found fault with him in public places, was much on the streets at night and associated with men of questionalbe repute, besides having left him many times.
  • 29 Jun 1916 George E. Williams, sued by Lula Williams for divorce, has been cited for appearance in the superior court to answer to contempt.
  • 30 Jun 1916 Another installment - making the fourth - has just been filed in the superior court in the marital woes of Christian and Maggie Elett. Christian has written two chapters of his complaint and Maggie has just come in with the second paragraph of her cross-complaint. They were married in 1889 and separated last month, have five children of whom two are minors. Each has had plenty to say against the other and in this latest chapter Mrs. Elett repeats much in her former bill of particulars. Practically all the financial institutions in the city are made parties to the complaint to restrain Elett from getting possession of money he is supposed to have on deposit somewhere.
  • 30 Jun 1916 Less than two months ago Charles and Ellen Garver became man and wife and, having separated three days ago, Charles is busy in the superior court with a divorce suit, alleging that Ellen really has not been nice - the man on the third point of the triangel being nameless. Besides this Ellen, before the wedding day was a monthgone, had his arrested on a ground less charged that was later dismissed. Whereas, life with her bing wholly but of the question and impossible, Charles wants a divorce.
  • 30 Jun 1916 Estella Evans brings suit in the superior court against David Evans, to whom she was married twenty-five years ago and from whom he has just separated, Cruelty is charged, the wife alleging that he struck her, cursed her in presence of the children and for the past four years has failed wholly to provide for her and the family. He has threatened her and a restraining order is out.

  • 01 Jul 1916 The superior court has granted a divorce to Martha L. Bitner from John Sherman Bitner, awarded her the custody of a minor child and ordered the defendant to pay $12 a month for its support.
  • 01 Jul 1916 The superior court granted Jenne Salway a divorce on her cross-complaint in the suit brought by George Salway and order the plaintiff to pay $15 a month for the support of a minor child awarded to the defendant.
  • 01 Jul 1916 Aileen Smaltz has been granted a divorce from Charles Smaltz in the superior court and awarded custody of two minor children, for support of which the defendant is ordered to pay $17 a month.
  • 01 Jul 1916 Josephine Burnworth says her husband, Charles, started right in after their marriage, over two years ago, to oppress her with cruelty and that he would beat her until she was sick for days at a time, tear her clothing from her body, sreak cruelty on their child, drink to excess and fail to properly provide. She asks the superior court for a divorce. A restraining order will prevent him from molesting her and keep him from drawing his wages from the Pennsylvania railroad.
  • 01 Jul 1916 Charging that Carrie Biery would constantly nag and curse him and that, too, in the presence of their child, now three years old. Byron B. Biery, to whom he was married six years ago, has begun action for divorce.
  • 02 Jul 1916 Complaining that for years her husband contrived to eke out a tolerable existence on a loafer's life for an average of about nine months out of each twelve and then knocked her down when, after he had asked her to find his a job, she told him that he wouldn't work if he got one and to go find one for himself, Mary Heaston has prayed the superior court to give her a divorce from Isaac L. Heaston. The wife says she has washed and ironed and scrubbed and otherwise toiled and moiled to make ends meet, while her husband has done practically nothing for the support of herself and four children, but would greet her as she came from work with curses and false accusations. She asks custody of the children, of which the oldest is twelve and the youngest three, and $1,000 alimony. The pair were married in 1901 and separated in 1914.
  • 02 Jul 1916 Hazel Weick has sued Philip Weick in the superior court for divorce, the custody of a minor child and $500 alimony. She charges that he choked and beat her and made false accusations against her chastity. They were married seven years ago and have just separated.
  • 02 Jul 1916 Charitas Johnson begins action in the superior court against William E. Johnson for divorce, charging non-support. She says she has been compelled to go to her father's to find a home for herself and two children because since their marriage in 1909 her husband had given her but $15. They separated in November, 1912.
  • 02 Jul 1916 The superior court has granted a divorce to Joseph Hensel from Ray Hensel and sweetened the decree with $150 alimony.
  • 04 Jul 1916 In the action of Catherine vs. William Marshall, action for divorce, a restraining order was granted the plaintiff as prayed.
  • 04 Jul 1916 George E. Williams appeared in court in response to a citation for contempt in a divorce proceedings and while he failed to show cause why his failure to meet the court's order was not contempt, he did gain the right to try again and the hearing was continued.
  • 04 Jul 1916 Anika Bikish married Trifan Bikish in the forepart of April this year and in less then a month he had deserted her, since when he had failed signally to provide for her temporal wants. She asks for a divorce.
  • 06 Jul 1916 James C. Barnes, who was married to Lola Barnes in 1914, has commenced action for divorce. He alleges that Lola has been intimate with one Frank Wilson, has treated him cruelly, cursed him, threatened his existence and frequently expressed a desire that he obtain a divorce.
  • 07 Jul 1916 Helen Baughman has commenced suit for divorce against James A. Baughman.
  • 07 Jul 1916 Esther Crance has been granted a divorce from George Crance.
  • 08 Jul 1916 The action for divorce brought by Emma Schlatter vs. George Schlatter had been dismissed.
  • 08 Jul 1916 Emma Robinson was given a divorce from Jay Robinson in proceedings held yesterday in superior court.
  • 08 Jul 1916 Evelyn Ostermeier seeks a divorce from Herman Ostermeier. She alleges that defendant has been guilty of cruel and inhuman treatment in the he struck and beat her frequently and cursed her without cause. She asks a restraining order preventing him drawing money due him for the Berghoff Brewing company.
  • 08 Jul 1916 Carrie Breman has brought suit for divorce against Charles B. Breman, demanding the custody of six children, alimony in the sum of $1,000 and $15 per month for her support.
  • 08 Jul 1916 Ida Pippenger sues Archie D. Pippenger for divorce, alleging failure to provide and asking the custody of a minor child.
  • 09 Jul 1916 Sarah E. Frush has commenced action in superior court for a divorce from Burr H. Frush, alleging extreme cruelty and failure to provide. She alleges that he associated with women of uneasy virtue and became infected with a loathsome disease. She asks for alimony in the sum of $1,000 and for a restraining order to prevent Frush from drawing his wages from the Nickel Plate railroad.
  • 09 Jul 1916 Margaret Lewis has been granted a divorce from Abner Lewis and her maiden name of Lepper was restored to her.
  • 11 Jul 1916 Rose Graham, married to George Graham in 1911, has sought relief from the ties that bind througth the instrumentality of the superior court. She alleges in her complaint almost from the day the vows were daid George Failed to provide her with necessities of life and that he treated her cruelly.
  • 12 Jul 1916 Christina Berry was granted a divorce in superior court yesterday from Robert Berry and her maiden name, Rhodes was restored to her.
  • 12 Jul 1916 Clara Imbody has found the marital pathway anything but a rose bordered highway and yesterday filed suit for divorce from Ernest Imbody, alleging that he treated her cruelly, threatened her life and made a hell on earth. They were married just a year.
  • 12 Jul 1916 Minnie O. Dalman objected when her husband, Edward J. Dalman threatened to smash a dinner pail over her head and she has set out the threat as the chief allegation in a divorce complaint filed yesterday.
  • 12 Jul 1916 Ida E. Blakely says that Lloyd M. Blakely, her husband, came home and indulged his fancy in beating her up in more or less artistic fashion. She has tired of the pastime and has brought suit for divorce.
  • 13 Jul 1916 Beulah Youse, who eloped and was married to Perry Hull, or Perry Warren, a mysterious nut who claimed to be the owner of millions and who later turned out to be a first-class crook now doing time at Michigan City, was given a divorce in superior court yesterday and the right to use her maiden name.
  • 13 Jul 1916 Lloyd Blakely has filed a cross-complaint against his wife, who yesterday sued him for divorce, alleging that she frequently remained out until unseemly hours and refused to cook his meals.
  • 13 Jul 1916 Mabel Metzner has commenced suit for divorce from Howard Metzner, alleging cruel and inhuman treatment and failure to provide.
  • 13 Jul 1916 Adeline Seibert has been given a divorce from John Seibert, the custody of their minor child and the defendant has been ordered to pay into court the sum of $10 per month for their support.
  • 14 Jul 1916 Frank Shrunk vs. Bertie Shrunk, action for divorce, was heard in superior court yesterday. Mrs. Shruck was given a limited separation for a term of four years on her cross-complaint and Shrunk was ordered to pay her $7 a week during that period.
  • 15 Jul 1916 Matilda Lawhead was granted a divorce from Wilbur E. Lawhead and awarded the custody of three children. The husband is ordered to pay $28 a month for the children's support until the oldest is sixteen, $20 a month until the next child is sixteen and after that $12 a month.
  • 16 Jul 1916 Elizabeth Auer has filed suit for divorce from George C. Auer, alleging in the complaint that the husband struck, beat and cursed her, that he drank to excess and threatened to kill her. The couple were married August 17, 1899, and separated this month.
  • 18 Jul 1916 Mary Dries has been granted an annulment of her marriage to John Dries.
  • 18 Jul 1916 Walter Durst was granted a divorce from Nellie Durst. Her maiden name of Schultz was restored.
  • 19 Jul 1916 Lillie Bayless has filed suit against Ralph Bayless for divorce and $500 alimony. The complaint says that the husband failed to provide for her, that he struck her and falsely accused her of intimacy with other men. The couple were married April 6, 1915, and separated July 17, 1916.
  • 21 Jul 1916 Peter I. Ladig has filed suit against Minnie Ladig for divorce, alleging that his wife left him, went to Danville, where she lived a questionable life, and refused to heed his pleading for her to come back.
  • 22 Jul 1916 Zella R. Hines has filed suit for divorce from Charles T. Hines, to whom she was married October 27, 1909, and from whom she separated January 5, 1914. Failure to provide is alleged.
  • 22 Jul 1916 In superior court, Ray Littlefield has filed suit for divorce from his wife, Dora Littlefield. The couple were married November 20, 1913, and separated August 15, 1915. Charges that the wife deserted him and went to Lansing, Mich., where she lived with another man are made.
  • 23 Jul 1916 Eva Osterman wants a divorce from Charles Osterman, alleging cruel and inhuman treatment, that he threatened her with personal violence, cursed her and forcibly ejected her from the home. It is further alleged that the husband told his wife to get a divorce and he would pay for it because he didn't want to live with her.
  • 23 Jul 1916 Philip E. Klingernberger has filed suit against Mary J. Klingenberger for divorce. The couple were married in 1912, and separated July 21, 1916. It is charged that the wife told her husband to get a divorce and that she threated him so cruelly he cannot live with her.
  • 25 Jul 1916 Alleging cruel and inhuman treatment and desertion, John C. Kohr has filed suit against Pauline Kohr for divorce. The couple were married May 21, 1912, and separated in December, 1915.
  • 25 Jul 1916 Nettie Stoneburner wants a limited separation from Frank Stoneburner, to whom she was married March 18, 1896, and from whom she separated this month. Adultery is alleged.
  • 25 Jul 1916 In the divorce case of Eva Osterman vs. Charles Osterman, a restraining order has been granted prevenditn the defendant from encumbering his property.
  • 26 Jul 1916 Lulu Ormiston has filed suit against Louis F. Ormston for a decree of divorce, alleging drunkenness and cruel and inhuman treatment. The couple were married November 13, 1898, and separated this month.
  • 27 Jul 1916 Edith A. Mellcott has asked for a divorce from her husband, Harvey J. Mellcott, alleging failure to provide. Mr. and Mrs. Mellcott were married April 20, 1910 and separated June, 1916.
  • 27 Jul 1916 Mary Philley has filed suit for divorce from Charles Philley. Mrs. Philley asks for the custody of the two children and reasonable support for them. She states that her husband has not properly supported her and that he has beat her and threatened to harm her. She also charges him with intoxication.
  • 27 Jul 1916 Leonard Lockhard has been granted a divorce from Orange Lockhard.
  • 27 Jul 1916 A restraining order has been granted Lulu Ormiston in her suit for divorce from Louis F. Ormiston.
  • 28 Jul 1916 Alta Wagner has commenced suit in the superior court for a divorce from Jacob Wagner, alleging failure to provide. Mr. and Mrs. Wagner were married March 4, 1910, and separated in February, 1912.
  • 28 Jul 1916 Warren Harris has asked for a divorce from Ruth Harris in a divorce suit commenced yesterday. He alleges that she has been cruel to him, has abused him and finally left him.
  • 28 Jul 1916 Etta Kromm has begun proceedings against Curtis Kromm for a divorce. She says he has threatened to harm her and has treated her in a cruel and inhuman manner. She asks a decree and a resonalbe allowance.
  • 28 Jul 1916 Edith Smethers was granted a divorce yesterday from Thomas Smethers.
  • 29 Jul 1916 Agnes Davis has been granted a divorce from Homer Davis.
  • 30 Jul 1916 Elizabeth C. Harvey was granted a divorce from Howard Harvey.

  • 01 Aug 1916 Eva Perry has been granted a divorce from Earl Perry and the custody of two children. Fifteen dollars a month support money must also be paid the plaintiff, covering expense of supporting children.
  • 01 Aug 1916 In the divorce suit of Lulu Ormiston against Louis Ormiston, the co-defendant, the John Bates company has been ordered by the court to pay $5 weekly of the money owing the defendant Ormiston, until $25 has been paid the attorney of the plaintiff.
  • 02 Aug 1916 Mrs. Priscilla Steel-Cursen, eighty-three years of age, was granted a divorce yesterday afternoon from her fifth husband, Silas Cursen, seventy-nine years old, having been married to him only six weeks. Mrs. Cursen has been married three times within the last four years. Yesterday morning she received $1,000 damages for the death of her husband, No. 4, George Steel, who was killed a little over a year ago in an explosion. In the evidence against her last husband she said that she bought him a horse and wagon to help him along in his work and that he sold the outfit one day and got gloriously drunk on the proceeds, beating up on his aged wife when he got home. When Mrs. Cursen asked for $100 alimony, one-third of her husband's pension money, she was refused, Judge Yaple telling her that she has no business getting married so often. The woman's other husbands died.
  • 02 Aug 1916 Georgiana Burrett has filed suit against George Burrett, for divorce in the superior court, alleging cruel and inhuman treatment and stating that the defendant had often called her vile names. They were married December 16, 1906, and lived together until yesterday.
  • 02 Aug 1916 Cruel treatment, failure to provide and desertion were the charges made by Elsie M. Merriman in her suit for divorce filed yesterday against Ralph Merriman. The couple were married in 1911, and separated September, 1913.
  • 02 Aug 1916 Faye Johnson has begun action against James B. Johnson for a divorce. She says that although she is in poor health he forces her to cook for hour hired men and to milk the cows besides the house work. She asks the custody of one child and alimony.
  • 02 Aug 1916 Elizabeth Grage has begun suit against William A. Grage for divorce, asking for the custody of the seven children, all under the age of fourteen years. She also asks for proper support and alimony in the sum of $5,000. Mrs. Grage alleges cruel treatment and non-support.
  • 02 Aug 1916 Edith Castle has been awarded a divorce from Walt Castle and the restoration of her maiden name of Jessup.
  • 03 Aug 1916 Ethel Ahlers has filed suit in the superior court against Karl Ahlers for divorce. The couple was married August 7, 1913, and lived together until recently. The wife alleges that the husband has made life miserable for her the past three years, the entire extent of their married life. Cruel and inhuman treatment and failure to provide are also charged. She asks for the restoration of her maiden name, Ethel Botthoff.
  • 03 Aug 1916 Charging her husband with abandonment and adultery, Maggie B. McKeefer has filed suit against Thomas E. McKeefer for divorce. They were married March 1, 1898 and separated March 21, of this year.
  • 03 Aug 1916 Olive M. Weber has commenced proceedings in the superior court against Arthur J. Weber for divorce. The couple was married November 25, 1914, and lived together but two days. Abandonment is the charge.
  • 03 Aug 1916 Eunice Waldron asks a divorce from her husband James Waldron, alleging lack of support and cruel treatment.
  • 04 Aug 1916 After a married life of less than six months duration, Flora Redmond has begun suit for divorce from her husband Kenneth Redmond in the superior court. She asks $500 alimony and states that her husband has been inhuman and cruel in his treatment of her. They wer married January 4, of this year and separated May 29.
  • 04 Aug 1916 Charging his wife, Hazel Stute, with cruelty, Arthur Stute has commenced suit for a divorce. That she neglected her household duties and associated with other men is the complaint of the husband.
  • 04 Aug 1916 LaElsie Houk has commenced suit for divorce against Amos Houk. Desertion is the charge.
  • 05 Aug 1916 A limited separation of one year from Charles Bremen is asked in a suit filed yesterday by Carrie P. Bremen. Cruelty and failure to provide is the complaint. The custody of six children is asked.
  • 08 Aug 1916 Elam H. Kissinger has asked for a divorce from Etta Kissinger. They were married in 1915 and separated in June of this year. Cruelty is alleged.
  • 08 Aug 1916 In the case of Kenneth Reichart against Frances Reichart, for a divorce the plaintiff has been order to pay $25 for the defendant's attorney within ten days.
  • 08 Aug 1916 Minnie Eby has been granted a divorce from Mark Eby and has been restored to her maiden name of Sowers.
  • 08 Aug 1916 A restraining order has been granted in the case of Carrie P. Breman against Charles Breman.
  • 09 Aug 1916 Loretta M. Meads has asked for a divorce from Fred A. Meads. The couple were married October 17, 1890, and separated July 22, 1916. A divorce was applied for last March, but was withdrawn by the plaintiff. Cruelty and failurel to provide are alleged.
  • 10 Aug 1916 Alleging that her husband has been cruel to her, guilty of acts unfit to set out in the complaint and that he has failed to provide for her, Ida Kirkland has commenced proceedings for a divorce against Bruce Kirkland.
  • 10 Aug 1916 Florence Shannon has been granted a divorce from William Shannon and is forbidden to remarry for two years.
  • 10 Aug 1916 A divorce has been granted Eliza Hines from Joe Hines and the plaintiff is forbidden to marry for two years.
  • 11 Aug 1916 In the divorce of Roscoe E. Myrick vs. Ada Myrick, filed yesterday in the superior court, cruel treatment is alleged. Myrick states that his wife abandoned him taking with her some of the household effects. They were married May 11, and separated August 8.
  • 11 Aug 1916 In the action of Elsie Meyers against Forrest Meyers for divorce, the defendant must pay $20 attorney's fee following the dissolution of a restraining order and demand on Pennsylvania railroad that it deliver funds owing Meyers in that sum.
  • 11 Aug 1916 Della Rosendaal has been awarded a divorce from John Rosendaal and custody of the minor children. The defendant has been ordered to pay $15 monthly support money, the payments to start September 1 and continue until further order of the court.
  • 12 Aug 1916 Clara Taylor has filed suit in superior court for a divorce from William E. Taymor, alleging desertion and cruel treatment. They were married April 10, 1911, and separated September 24, last.
  • 12 Aug 1916 Alleging failure to provide, Cleo Venerable has brought suit in superior court for a divorce from John H. Venerable. They were married January 29, 1912, and separated June, 1916.
  • 12 Aug 1916 Beatrice Bradshaw has filed suit in the superior court for a divorce from Edward Bradshaw. She charges drunkenness. They were married Dec. 12, 1914, and separated Aug. 5, 1916. One child was born. She asks custody of the child and support money. A restraining order has been granted.
  • 12 Aug 1916 In the suit of Hazel Weick vs. Philip Weick, for divorce, the defendant is ordered to pay $4 each two weeks, (starting Aug. 22), as support money until further order of the court.
  • 13 Aug 1916 Charging adultery, Alice Bickness has filed suit in the superior court for a limited separation from Ferd C. Bickness. They were married May 1, 1899 and separated August 9, 1916.
  • 13 Aug 1916 Frances C. Luebbenjans has filed suit for divorce from George Luebbenjans. She alleges desertion and non-support. Married May 22, 1907, they separated August 11, 1916. There are three children.
  • 13 Aug 1916 Myrtle Deeren has been granted a divorce from Waldo Derren.
  • 15 Aug 1916 Alexander Graham has filed suit against Fannie Graham, alleging desertion.
  • 15 Aug 1916 Anton J. Osterle, has filed a suit in superior court for a decree of divorce from Grace V. Osterle. It is alleged that the couple were married in Omaha, Neb., December 19, 1910, and that they separated January 1, 1916. Cruelty is alleged.
  • 15 Aug 1916 Eva Osterman has dismissed her suit for divorce from Charles Osterman.
  • 16 Aug 1916 Three months during which his wife refused to cook meals for him, cured Louis Wiegman of his love for his wife, May. He filed suit for divorce yesterday, complaining that she was cruel and inhuman in that she refused to cook his meals, and also drank. They were married in May and the suit was filed on the day they separated, he alleges. When they applied for a marriage license she gave her name as May Kissinger and said she was twenty-three years old. He said he was thirty-two.
  • 16 Aug 1916 Cursing her and charging that she was unfaithful to him are the grounds on which Eva M. McGinnis seeks a divorce from Alvin McGinnis, in a suit filed yesterday. The plaintiff who lives at 936 Herman street, asks for a divorce, the restoration of her maiden name and for alimony until the litigation is ended. She conducts a boarding house and he is a roofer.
  • 16 Aug 1916 Alleging cruel and inhuman treatment, Alice Lung yesterday filed suit against Daniel Lung, asking for a divorce. The couple were married last September and the separation came yesterday according to the complaint.
  • 17 Aug 1916 Men, the economical wife has been found. Women, a husband who let his wife wear her pre-nuptial clother for six years and bought only one pair of shoes for her, is revealed in the allegation of a divorce suit filed yesterday in circuit court. Mrs. Rebecca Knisely, 1215 Michigan avenue, is the wife who does not demand a new dress every time the moon changes or Paris announces a new syle. She alleges in her suit against George Knisely that she is still using clothes she had before they were married on May 21, 1910. Though they lived together until July 26, last, she claims he bought her only one pair of shoes. In addition to this she avers he was quarrelsome, threatened her with bodily harm and complained she was a poor cook. Another charge which she makes against her husband is that for three weeks in December, 1915, he went to Kentucky and did nothing for her support. On his pay days, she said she sought him out to get some of his wages before he spent them for intoxicating liquor, but she was rewarded with curses, some time in the presence of others. At present she says he is working for the Brooks Construction company at Angold and that she fears he will leave, and not tell her where he is going. The court is asked to compel the Brooks company to hold back his wages and to inform her just how much is owing to him. She asks an allowance and an absolute divorce.
  • 17 Aug 1916 Alimony amounting to $2,000 and $20 monthly is sought by Clara Young in a petition which she filed in superior court yesterday seeking a divorce from Homer Young. The plaintiff, asks the separation on the grounds that her husband is a habitual drunkard and that he beat her and called her vile names. She wants custody of the two children, Marie, seven years old, and Helen, six years old. The couple were married on March 20, 1909, and the separation came on July 25, 1914.
  • 17 Aug 1916 Bessie Keller has been granted a divorce from John C. Keller, and the custody of the minor child. The judgement was on her cross-complaint.
  • 17 Aug 1916 Laura Kohler was granted a divorce from John Kohler.
  • 17 Aug 1916 Hazel Casebeer won a divorce and the restoration of her maiden name, Hazel Gaskill from Stanley Casebeer.
  • 18 Aug 1916 Grace V. Oesterle, wife of Anton J. Oesterle, a musician, now playing in Detroit, evidently did not believe that breaking a mirror in the house meant seven years of bad luck, or maybe she did not care if it did, if the allegation in a petition for divorce, which was filed in circuit court yesterday, by her husband are true. As grounds for a divorce the husband alleges she cursed him, threw hand brushes at him, also mirrors and in Jul, 1913, a butcher knife. The complaint does not state whether she hit him with the knife or not, though she seems to have had considerable practice in throwing. It is further alleged the wife is quick tempered and unreasonalbe. The complaint was mailed from Detroit by an attorney there. Accompanying the petition is an affidavit that the plaintiff, while he is playing at the present time in Detroit, is a resident of Fort Wayne. They were married in Omaha, December 19, 1910.
  • 18 Aug 1916 Failure to provide is the ground on which Katherine M. Mentzer seeks a divorce from Omer L. Mentzer. The petition was filed yesterday in superior court. The plaintiff lives at 1831 St. Mary's avenue. They were married June 10, 1905, and separated Tuesday.
  • 18 Aug 1916 Adolph C. Fabian has been granted a divorce from Gerhardine Fabian.
  • 18 Aug 1916 Jeanette Hibbins, defendant in a suit for divorce filed by her husband, John W. Hibbins, has filed a motion for temporary alimony.
  • 18 Aug 1916 Bessie Mounsir was granted a divorce from her husband, Victor Mounsir, and her maiden name, Bessie Keever, was restored.
  • 18 Aug 1916 Bessie Keller was granted a divorce from John Keller and was given custody of a minor child.
  • 19 Aug 1916 Alleging that her husband held a knife over her heart and threatened to kill her, that he has been cruel and inhuman, that he has failed to provide and that he drinks intoxicating liquors to excess, Irene Koons yesterday began proceeding in superior court for a divorce from Arthur F. Koons. They were married June 11, 1900, and separated recently. She asks the custody of the 15-year-old daughter and that Mr. Koons be restrained from molesting her.
  • 19 Aug 1916 Dora Fehling has commenced suit for a divorce against August Fehling, alleging that for the past twenty-seven years her husband has caused her to take in washing by his lack of support. They have been married thirty-two years. The custody of the children and $10 a week is asked by the plaintiff.
  • 19 Aug 1916 In the divorce suit of Herman Schmeling vs. Anna Schmeling, commenced yesterday, the plaintiff alleges that the wife has been cruel to him and has constantly nagged him. They were married in December, 1915.
  • 20 Aug 1916 In response to the complaint filed Friday by her husband for divorce, Mrs. Anna Schmeling began proceeding in superior court yesterday for a divorce from Herman Schmeling. She states that he would pout for days at a time.
  • 22 Aug 1916 Katherine Lochner has been granted a divorce from Walter Lochner with alimony of $500 and the restoration of her maiden name of Merriman.
  • 22 Aug 1916 In the divorce suit of Gertrude McConnell against Russel McConnell, the defendant producted in court, showed payments has been made, and he was discharged on the complaint that he had failed to obey the court orders.
  • 23 Aug 1916 In the divorce suit of Faye Johnson against James B. Johnson, the defendant has been ordered to pay $10 a week support, starting August 26 and $50 for plaintiff's attorney within ten days.
  • 23 Aug 1916 The divorce suit of Christian Elett against Maggie Elett has been dismissed on a motion of the plaintiff.
  • 24 Aug 1916 After sixteen days of wedded life Grant Luce, tired of living with his bride and began suit yesterday in superior court for a divorce from Mattie Luce. The first day after their marriage, he alleges, she used their home as an assignation house; that one week after the marriage she encouraged men, unknown to the plaintiff, to call at residence. He also alleges cruel and inhuman treatment. The couple was married Aug. 5 and separated Aug. 21 of this year.
  • 24 Aug 1916 Grace Milazzo has sued her husband Salvatore Milazzo for divorce, alleging cruel and inhuman treatment. They wer married in 1912 and separated February 1914.
  • 24 Aug 1916 Charging his wife with receiving the attentions of other men, Amos Beaty has filed suit in superior court for a divorce from Maud B. Beaty. They were married July 2, 1898 and separated June 1, 1915. The custody of the four children is asked.
  • 24 Aug 1916 George Knisely has been ordered to pay $5 a week support money and $25 attorney fees, the first payment for the attorney in the sum of $12.50 being ordered Sept. 15, in the divorce suit brought by Rebecca Knisely.
  • 25 Aug 1916 Asserting that his wife stated she could go with any man she pleased and at any time, Alexander Cosst has begun suit in the superior court for a divorce from Marie Cosst. The plaintiff further alleges that the defendant habitually drinks intoxicating liquors without his consent, that she has been cruel and inhuman and that because he objected to her actions she deserted him.
  • 25 Aug 1916 Cyrus K. Fairfield, ages eighty-two years, wants a divorce from his young bride of twenty-nine years, with whom he eloped to Hillsdale on April 1. Mrs. Fairfield was formerly Mrs. Mary Fotle, and the unusual elopement caused no little sensation. The complaint alleges abandonment, stating that she left her husband on May 19. She is now employed at the Hotel Delaware, Muncie, and will not return to this city to personally fight the case.
  • 25 Aug 1916 Charging her husband, Charles M. Peckham, with failure to support her and with threatening to do her harm, Rose Peckham has commenced suit for a divorce. She asks the restoration of her maiden name, Taylor, and reasonable alimony.
  • 25 Aug 1916 John J. Ogle has begun proceedings for a divorce from Eliza K. Ogle. They were married in 1884, the plaintiff stating that the wife abandoned him in 1914.
  • 25 Aug 1916 In the divorce suit of Loretta Meads against Fred Meads, the defendant has filed a motion for the modification of the restraining order.
  • 25 Aug 1916 Alfred Moon has been awarded a divorce in his cross-complaint against Cora Moon.
  • 26 Aug 1916 When William J. McNabb, a farmer of Cedar Creek township, objected, in the sixth month of his honeymoon, to his wife entertaining another man at late night hours, she packed her things and left him to live alone in the farm house, according to a complaint which he filed in superior court yesterday as the first legal nove to secure a divorce from Isabella McNabb. Such conduct hurt McNabb's feelings, made it impossible for him to live in contentment and held him up to the ridicule of his friends and disgraced him in their eyes so says the petition. The couple were married on March 2, 1916, and separated on Thursday. McNabb alleges his wife entertained the man, whose name is to be filled in a blank space in the petition several time. When she was accused of it, he avers, she denied it. Finally, the man was ordered from the house. The entertainment was not stopped, it is alleged. Later when the husband said she must stop having "that man" call at her home, she said she would leave and did. Then the husband hired Harry H. Hilgemann and the case is now on the court books.
  • 26 Aug 1916 Christine Miller yesterday filed suit in circuit court for a divorce from Harlan Miller, alleging desertion. She also asks custody of their child, Norman, and $500 alimony. They were married on September 10, 1910, and separated on March 1, 1913.
  • 26 Aug 1916 That she had helped to support her husband, Livi Hayes, as well as make her own living though he owns several hundred acres of land and has money in two Fort Wayne banks, are among the allegations on which Mrs. Manda Hayes seeks to secure a divorce in a suit filed in circuit court yesterday. She also alleges he induced her to marry him by making false representations which are not set out in the complaint.
  • 26 Aug 1916 Mrs. Matilda Koehler yesterday filed suit in superior court against Roy Koehler, a cement contractor, 2327 South Harrison street, asking for a divorce on the grounds that he habitually swears at her, goes with other women and did not live up to his promise to reform. She also wants alimony and fees for her attorneys. She asks the court to enjoin Roy Koehler from disturbing her in possession of her home, from selling or disposing of an automobile now in possession of Hilgeman and Schaaf, and wants that firm restrained from paying any money now in their possession to her husband. They were married four years ago on April 27 and separated last Sunday.
  • 26 Aug 1916 In a divorce suit filed yesterday in superior court, Peter A. Neuman wants not only a separation from Margaret A. Neuman, but also the custody of their two children, Walter, eleven years old, and helen, eight months old. The divorce is sought on grounds that she nagged him, accused him of being unfaithful and called him vile names. He is a foreman for the Fort Wayne Electric works. They were married on June 22, 1904, and separated on October 1, 1915.
  • 27 Aug 1916 Because her husband threatened and beat her and called her vile and obscene names Edith Haas has commenced suit for a divorce against John L. Haas. She asks alimony in the sum of $1,000.
  • 27 Aug 1916 Grace Greenlee was granted a divorce from Gilbert Greenlee, in the superior court yesterday by Judge Yaple. The defendant did not appear to contend.
  • 29 Aug 1916 Esther Nussbaum has filed suit in superior court for a divorce from Earl Nussbaum. Cruelty is charged. They were married in 1914 and separated this month.
  • 29 Aug 1916 Ire C. Holmes has been granted a divorce from Lilliam M. Holmes
  • 30 Aug 1916 Emma C. Kallenback, 502 Fairmount place, yesterday filed suit for a divorce from George Kallenback, on the grounds that he is an habitual drunkard and that he beats her at times. She wants him restrained from molesting her at her home.
  • 30 Aug 1916 On the grounds that his wife, Emma Gaunt, confessed to him on Saturday, that she had been joy-riding and drinking with other men and had done so for seven years, during all of which time he believed she was true to him, Charles J. Gaunt, a coil former, yesterday filed suit for divorce in superior court. They were married on September 20, 1904, and separated on Saturday last.
  • 30 Aug 1916 Loa Hooker, yesterday, in superior court, filed a suit for divorce from Walter Hooker. She alleges he is a habitual drunkard. She asks the court to give has a divorce, to restore he maiden name of Loa Pendelton and to restrain him from molesting her. She lives at 1208 Marion street.

  • 01 Sep 1916 Judge Yaple has issued a restraining order, whereby the Brooks Construction company is restrained from paying George Knisely his wates in answer to the petition of Rebecca Knisely.
  • 02 Sep 1916 Saying that her husband has failed to provide for her, is a habitual drunkard, and finally deserted her, going to Manchester, England, Laura A. Booth has begun suit for divorce from John E. Booth. They were married in May, 1900 and separated this year.
  • 02 Sep 1916 Gertrude E. Arthur has filed suit in the superior court for a divorce from Thomas O. Arthur, alleging the defendant has a drinking habit. They were married in December, 1910, and separated December 17, 1915.
  • 02 Sep 1916 Catherine Marshall has been granted a divorce from William Marshall.
  • 03 Sep 1916 Loretta May Langhlin wants a divorce from Harry Langhlin and has begun proceedings. She charges cruelty and failure to provide support for herself and two-year-old child for the two past years. They were married Sept. 23, 1911, and recently separated. The plaintiff asks for a divorce and $5 a week support.
  • 03 Sep 1916 Alleging that his wife called him and "old liar" and threatened to "knock his old head off" John Gutermuth has begun suit for a divorce from Ida Gutermuth. He also states that she would be absent from home for weeks at a time and in many ways was not a proper wife.
  • 03 Sep 1916 William Miller has commenced suit for a divorce from Christiana Miller. He charged that his wife associated with other men. They were married in November, 1910, and separated Sept. 1, 1916.
  • 03 Sep 1916 Charging her husband with a vile temperament and with treating her in a cruel and inhuman manner, Louise Griebel has begun proceedings from a divorce from Edward Griebel. She asks the decree and $1,500 alimony.
  • 03 Sep 1916 Irene Lewis has begun a suit in superior court for a divorce from Ralph Lewis. She charges last of proper support. They were married in July, 1908, and separated in May, 1914.
  • 03 Sep 1916 Catherine Marshall has been granted a divorce from William Marshall. Her maiden name of Groff was restored.
  • 06 Sep 1916 Alleging that her husband struck her so hard that he knocked her entirely across the room and that he drove her out of the house and forced her to sleep in the barn all night, Patience Schwiegel has begun suit for divorce from John Schwiegel. They were married in 1906 and have three children, the youngest being three years of age. The plaintiff further says that the defendnat threatened to burn the barn with her in it, that he has been cruel and inhuman, and that he supports another woman on part of the $8 a day he received as a carpenter. She asks an absolute decree, $1,000 alimony and support for the children.
  • 06 Sep 1916 Caroline Zehender has begun suit in superior court for a divorce from George Zehender, charging cruel and inhuman treatment and failure to contribute to the support of their fourteen- year-old child. They were married in 1889 and separated in 1914.
  • 06 Sep 1916 Hazel W. Brown is asking a divorce from Clarence M. Brown, the case having been filed in superior court yesterday. The couple was married in 1910 and separated in January of this year. There is one son, 5 years of age. Non-support is charged.
  • 06 Sep 1916 Mary Bloom has commenced suit for divorce against Foster Bloom. She says he has beaten and kicked her and in other way has treated her cruelly. She asks the custody of the two children, $500 alimony and reasonable support.
  • 06 Sep 1916 Irene Lewis has commenced suit for a divorce from Ralph Lewis.
  • 06 Sep 1916 Charging his wife with being an habitual drunkard, Merritt E. Cole has filed suit for divorce from Goldie B. Cole. They were married July, 1914, and separated June 15, 1916.
  • 06 Sep 1916 Ada M. Redmond has been granted a divorce from John A. Redmond by Judge Carl Yaple of superior court.
  • 07 Sep 1916 Harry G. Krudrop was granted a divorce from Ollie Krudrop and the custody of the children.
  • 07 Sep 1916 Charging desertion Vasile Muhai has commenced suit for divorce from Paraskivia Muhai. The plaintiff states that his wife deserted him three years after their marriage in 1909.
  • 08 Sep 1916 Viola Archbold, alleging non-support, has begun suit for a limited separation from John D. Archbold. They were married September 23, 1911, and separated in August, this year. In addition to a separation, alimony of $1,000 is asked and the custody of the two children.
  • 08 Sep 1916 Bertha Hopper has commenced suit for a divorce from Bruce Hopper. She says her husband is a "fourflusher," and that when she married him on July 10 of this year, he led her to believe that he was a man of means and had a business of his own. She soon found that he lead a hand-to-mouth existence. She also charges cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 08 Sep 1916 Maryetta Brooks has commenced suit for divorce against William Brooks, charging cruelty. They were married in 1897, and separated in 1902.
  • 08 Sep 1916 The divorce suit of Arthur C. Durbin against Grace Durbin has been dismissed.
  • 08 Sep 1916 Gertrude Reed has been granted a divorce from Earl Reed on her corss complaint.
  • 08 Sep 1916 Vera Studebaker has been awarded a divorce from Frank L. Studebaker, custody of the children and $18 a month support.
  • 09 Sep 1916 The skeleton was dragged from the Higgs family closet yesterday in superior court and dry bones were rattled to the pleasure of those in the court room who like to hear scandal. The story of misdeeds by Emily Higgs and her husband Artemus, was told as evidence in a divorce suit which she filed and a cross-complaint which he filed yesterday morning. She won a divorce on the grounds that he had beaten her several times, once breaking her wrist by throwing her against a door. She lost her fight for alimony, however. Evidende was offered by the plaintiff that his wife had procured a judgement in a paternity suit less than a year before they were married and that she also had been plaintiff in a breach of promise suit. Because the man in the paternity suit is married and his wife has no knowledge of his affair with Emily Higgs, only his las name, Lutz, was presented. The same was true of the breach of promise suit and the defendant in that case was known only as Raber.
  • 09 Sep 1916 David Zimmerman was willing for his wife, Nancy, to get a divorce and did not oppose her action before Judge Carl Yaple in superior court yesterday. She won the decree. She alleged non-support.
  • 09 Sep 1916 Madaline Elberson, who filed a suit for divorce from her husband, Clem Elberson, has changed her mind and yesterday in superior court filed a motion for a dismissal.
  • 10 Sep 1916 Timothy Reardon has commenced suit against Catherine Reardon for divorce. He charges cruel and inhuman treatment. They were married in 1897 and separated September 1, this year.
  • 10 Sep 1916 Alleging non-support, Alice Overly has brought suit for a limited separation against Elzie Overly. They were married in 1901 and separated this year. Association is also among the charges.
  • 10 Sep 1916 Emma Bass has been granted a divorce from Solomon Bass and the custody of the three children.
  • 10 Sep 1916 Luella Crane has been awarded a divorce from Arthur B. Crane and the restoration of her maiden name.
  • 10 Sep 1916 Mary Pollas has begun suit for a divorce from Nick Pollas. They were married May 24, of this year, and separated September 7. She charges that her husband has been cruel and has made remarks reflecting upon her moral character.
  • 12 Sep 1916 Hazel E. McCann in a suit for divorce against Frank McCann, states that her husband has contributed nothing towards her support for more than two years. They were married in February, 1913 and separated the first month of this year. There are no children. The plaintiff asks for a decree and the restoration of her maiden name, Hazel E. Swartz.
  • 12 Sep 1916 Following the conviction of her husband last Saturday when he was sentenced to serve two to fourteen years for criminal assault on a fourteen year-old-girl, Winifred Kaylor yesterday began proceedings in superior court for a divorce from Melvin Kaylor. The Kaylors were married September 7, 1915, and separated September 9, 1916. Mrs. Kaylor who was divorced on a previous occasion, asks that the name of Hatfield be restored to her.
  • 12 Sep 1916 Alleging that her husband is an habitual drunkard, Helen Hartman wants a divorce from Geary Hartman. Suit was filed in the superior court yesterday. They were married September 7, 1912, and separated September 9, 1916. She asks restoration of her maiden name to Helen Thompson.
  • 12 Sep 1916 Elizabeth Cook has been awarded a divorce from Fred Cook on her corss-complaint and the restoration of her maiden name of Neuhaus.
  • 13 Sep 1916 Frank E. McCann, named defendant in a suit for divorce filed by Mrs. Hazel McCann in the superior court, is Frankie Mason, local flea-weight pugilist. The wife alleges that her husband does not earn enough money to support her.
  • 13 Sep 1916 Helen B. Hardendorf has been granted a divorce from Harry D. Hardendorf by Judge Carl Yaple, of the superior court.
  • 13 Sep 1916 Lillie Schoolcraft has been granted a divorce from William Schoolcraft and the custody of two children.
  • 14 Sep 1916 Ora Becker has commenced suit for a divorce against Henry A. Becker, charging cruel and inhuman treatment and desertion. They were married in 1908 and separated in May, 1915. The decree and the custody of the four-year-old child is asked.
  • 15 Sep 1916 Because she has six children instead of one when she married him, George Osterman is suing Naomi E. Osterman for a divorce. The plaintiff alleges in his complaint that Naomi told him when they were married in June of last year, that she had only one child, but that he soon found that she had an even half-dozen. He also says that she has formed the habit of chewing and smoking tobacco, has upon severl occasions cursed him and that she associates with immoral men. The couple separated a few days ago.
  • 15 Sep 1916 Douglas B. Brown has begun suit for a divorce from Iris Brown. He states that Iris would not prepare his meals for him, but instead would sit around the house and read novels. When the plaintiff would remonstrate with her, says the complaint, she would swear and call him vile names. They were married in June, 1911, and separated in April, 1914.
  • 15 Sep 1916 An annullment of marriage has been granted in the case of Martha Angell against Peter Angell. The judgement was for the plaintiff.
  • 15 Sep 1916 On motion of the plaintiff, the divorce suit of Maggie B. McKeefer against Thomas E. McKeefer has been dismissed.
  • 15 Sep 1916 The suit of Minnie O. Dalmon against Ed. J. Dalmon for divorce has been taken under advisement.
  • 15 Sep 1916 The divorce suit of Louise Griebel against Edward Griebel has been dismissed.
  • 16 Sep 1916 What is the use of a wife who won't cook? Ormer J. Poland thinks she is not the right mate for himself, and wants Judge Carl Yaple, of superior court to give him a divorce from Gertrude A. Poland. He filed the petition yesterday. He also complains that she will not wash the dishes even if her get his own meals. Her refusal to cook his meals was not due to lack of money, for it is set forth in the complaint that he "provided money generously" for household expenses. She simply refused to cook for him, it is alleged. Poland is a Nickel Place employe and says he leaves the house at 6:30 o'clock every morning and that if he has any breakfast at home, he gets it himself. Then when he comes home at night after a hard day's work, she refuses to get his supper and also to wash the dishes if he prepares food for himself. It is further alleged in the complaint that in spite of his 'generous provision" and his orders to the contrary she insists on working at a glove factory from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Poland's tale of marital unhappiness does not end there. He complains that she goes to picture shows four or five nights a week. At least that is what she claims, on arriving home at 10 or 11 o'clock. Once when he protested because she stayed out so much at nights and refused to cook or wash dishes, he alleges, she told him to go to a place which, Dante wrote, contains seven circles. They were married on July 3, 1907, and the separation came last Tuesday.
  • 16 Sep 1916 That she has several immoral men for friends, is the chief allegation made by Edward Link, a laborer, in a petition filed in superior court yesterday to secure a divorce from Alice. This caused humiliation, he avers. They were married in May, 1908, and separated on September 19, 1914, according to the complaint.
  • 16 Sep 1916 Tipar Bikish was not in superior court yesterday to oppose a divorce proceeding of his wife, Anna, who alleged abandonment. She also won the restoration of her maiden name Dukur.
  • 16 Sep 1916 William Henning is going to work, though he told Judge John W. Eggeman he would not. He will for thiry days on the county roads. Henning was brought into circuit court on a charge of neglecting his children. He pleaded he could not work. The judge was inclined to be lenient and wait untio October 1 to give the father chance to get work. Henning spoke up and said he would not work and advised the court to be prompt if anything was to be done. A thirty day sentence was meted out about as quickly as the judge could speak. Mrs. Henning said he had never provided a bit of food since before the cirth of the last child, now about four months old.
  • 17 Sep 1916 Carroll Geary has been granted a divorce from Ethel Geary.
  • 19 Sep 1916 Because the glowing pictures of a life of ease and luxury which her lover painted for her in the days of courtship did not materialize after marriage, Levia Butler has brought suit in the superior court to annul her marriage to Jethro Butler. They were married in December, 1915. The plaintiff, who has three small children by a former marriage, states that the defendant told her that he had plenty of money; that she would not have to work; that he would be a kind, loving and affectionate father to her children, and that he did not drink intoxicating liquors. The complaint further states that as soon as the marriage too place the defendant began drinking intoxicating liquors, calling the plaintiff and her children thieves and drunkards and that he otherwise abused her. She also states that he had no money and that she was induced by him to use her money in buying an $8,000 farm.
  • 20 Sep 1916 Alba H. Tolan has filed suit in superior court for a divorce from Ivan R. Tolan and the custody of three minor children.
  • 20 Sep 1916 John Gendrich has been awarded a divorce from Amelia Gendrich and the custody of the children.
  • 21 Sep 1916 Mary Arter has been granted a divorce from Ephraim Arter in superior court.
  • 21 Sep 1916 John V. Matheny has been awarded a divorce from Julia F. Matheny.
  • 21 Sep 1916 A decree of divorce and the restoration of her maiden name have been granted Mattie Wright from Edgar Wright.
  • 22 Sep 1916 Sarah H. Frush has been granted a divorce from Burr H. Frush.
  • 22 Sep 1916 The divorce suit of Dorothy B. Sanders against Charles L. Sanders has been taken under advisement.
  • 23 Sep 1916 Jesse T. Peck, yesterday, in superior court filed suit against Mary M. Peck, asking for a divorce on the grounds of cruel and inhuman treatment, the details of which are not ser forth in the complaint. Peck, who is in the general trucking business, says thaty have a son, Harold, 17. He does not ask for custody of the young man.
  • 24 Sep 1916 Alleging that her husband tried to kill her, Clara Bieberich has commenced suit for a divorce against Theodore Bieberich. Thay were married July 17, of this year and separated September 4. She also charges cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 26 Sep 1916 Anna Jenkins has begun suit against Charles Jenkins in the superior court for divorce. The complaint sets forth that the defendant was abusively inconsiderate when the plaintiff, who is hard of hearing, did not understand when he spoke to her. At such times, the plaintiff states, he would fly into a wild rage, threatening to kill her. She asks an absolute decree and the custody of their small child. They were married December 8, 1913, and separated a few day ago. $500 alimony is also asked and support money for the baby.
  • 26 Sep 1916 Charging habitual drunkenness and non-support for the past three years, Olive M. Ramsey has begun suit for divorce against James T. Ramsey. The couple separated last year. In addition to the decree custody of the children is asked.
  • 26 Sep 1916 Zola Hegerfield has filed suit against Louis Hegerfield for divorce. Cruel and inhuman treatment is charged. The custody of one child and reasonable support is asked in the complaint. They were married in 1913 and separated in January this year.
  • 27 Sep 1916 Charles Vardanman, who runs a restaurant at Huntington, and who had come to feel that he could not pay $8 a week for the support of his divorced wife and family, now finds that he had to pay $12 each month and in addition is given just twenty days to pay $167.10, the amoung in which he had fallen back with the $8 -a-month plan. This was the disposition made of the case of Sarah Vardaman against Charles Vardaman, petition for citation and increase of allowance, in the circuit court yesterday by Judge Eggeman.
  • 27 Sep 1916 Elsie Gray has commenced suit for a divorce against Harlan Gray. She charges her husband with spending money on other women instead of on her and her two children.
  • 28 Sep 1916 After twenty-nine years of married life Sophia Roemke has commenced suit for a divorce against Herman Roemke. Cruel and inhuman treatment is alleged. She also states that he had neglected her.
  • 28 Sep 1916 Charging abandonment, Maggie McKeefer has commenced suit for a divorce against Thomas McKeefer.
  • 29 Sep 1916 Charging non-support, Hilda G. Monroe has commenced suit against Jesse Monroe for a divorce. She also charges that she was at times forced to support him and that he threatened to injure her.
  • 30 Sep 1916 Failure to provide is the only reason given in a shor complaint filed in superior court by Jessie H. Wilson, who wants a divorce from Benjamin. They were married just nine days, the wedding being performed on March 31, 1914 and the separation on April 8 of the same year.
  • 30 Sep 1916 Charles Harkenrider once attempted to kill his wife, Ada, with a razor. This is one of the ground on which she seeks a divorce, suit having been filed in superior court yesterday. Another reason is that he is serving on the public road of the county. They were married on January 27, and separated on July 18. She want her maiden name Ada Sweitzer restored.
  • 30 Sep 1916 Elizabeth Swank has a lazy husband, Leonard Swank, according to the complaint which was filed in superior court. She wants a divorce, $1,000 alimony and the custody of their child, Donald, one year old. They were married in May, 1914 and separated on September 27, 1916.
  • 30 Sep 1916 The marriage on Christman day, 1910 of Salena Cummings and Clarence E. Cummings was not a happy one. Trouble between them has been recounted in police court. Yesterday she asked superior court to give her a divorce on the ground that he beat her, came home intoxicated and at time demanded money from her. She sets forth that he is now serving time for neglecting his three children, William, five; Clarence, three, and Rose, one year old.

  • 01 Oct 1916 Susan Shirk has filed suit in superior court for a divorce and the restoration of her maiden name of Ross. The defendant is Harry Shirk. Cruel and inhuman treatment and the drinking of intoxicating liquors to excess, are amony the charges. They were married in April of this year and separated in September.
  • 01 Oct 1916 Sarah O. Dieffenbaugh has been granted a divorce from Alexander Dieffenbaugh in the superior court.
  • 03 Oct 1916 "I can never be straight again," and " I am tired of living a lie," are statements which Hans Meyer alleges in his divorce complaint filed yesterday that his wife, Dean Meyer made. The plaintiff asks for an absolute decree. They were married December, 1915, and separated a few days ago. The plaintiff states that his wife refused to live with him; that she has not been true to her marriage vows and that she intend to remain unfaithful.
  • 03 Oct 1916 Nellie Knepper has begun suit for a divorce from Leslie Knepper. She alleges non-support and that her husband has threatened violence. She asks a decree and restraining order. The marriage of the couple dates only from June 14, this year.
  • 03 Oct 1916 Cruel and inhuman treatment is the charge made in the complaint filed by Leona Smith against Ira Smith for a divorce. They married in 1909 and separated the last day of September of this year. Custody of the one minor child is asked.
  • 03 Oct 1916 Pearl M. Axsom is asking a divorce from George Axsom in a suit filed in the superior court. They were married in March, 1913, and separated September 30, 1916. Cruelty is alleged.
  • 03 Oct 1916 Six thousand dollars alimony is asked by Emma L. Gerke in her complaint for divorce against Fred Gerke. They were married on February 11, 1903, and recently separated. It is alleged that he habitually drinks liquor to excess.
  • 04 Oct 1916 Ever since June in 1904, George Thieme says in a complaint for a divorce from his wife, Nettie Thieme, he has been a kind, loving and faithful husband. He further states that the defendant has not responded to his affections and that her treatment of him has been cruel and inhuman. The separated October 3, of this year. A decree and restraining order is asked.
  • 04 Oct 1916 Charging her husband with being an habitual drunkard, Bertha Cole has begun suit for a divorce from Lovell Cole. She also alleges that he has treated her cruelly and at one time hurled a stove poker at her. The plaintiff asks the custody of their one child, reasonalbe support money and alimony in the sum of $1,000.
  • 04 Oct 1916 Lottie Topper says that William Topper misrepresented things to her when she married him, telling her that he had a position and property. She now knows that this is not ture and hence has filed complaint for a divorce.
  • 04 Oct 1916 Warren Harris has been granted a divorce from Ruth Harris in the superior court.
  • 05 Oct 1916 That his wife stays out nights and sometimes does not get in until 2 o'clock in the morning is the assertion made by Walter Mensing in his suit begun in the superior court yesterday for a divorce from Mary Mensing. She treats him cruelly, he says, and at times will not cook for him.
  • 05 Oct 1916 Similee Johnson is another man so peeved at his wife's actions that he wants a divorce. He states in his suit against Jesse Johnson that she drinks to excess and become so drunk the she has to be helped home.
  • 05 Oct. 1916 Charging habitual drunkenness, Agnes Billman has begun sit for a divorce against Henry Billman. She charges him with being addicted to intoxicating liquor and with failing to support her. She adds the charge of cruelty.
  • 05 Oct 1916 Jethro Butler has been awarded damages of $150 against Levia Butler, the action involving a suit on account. In the suit for the annullment of the marriage of Levia Butler against Jethro Butler, a finding was given for the plaintiff.
  • 05 Oct 1916 Ethel A. Hawkins was granted a divorce from Rutherford B. Hawkins by proceedings held in superior court yesterday.
  • 05 Oct 1916 Leland B. Gifford was divorced from Mary Gifford by Judge Yaple in superior court.
  • 06 Oct 1916 The case of George Thieme vs. Nettie Thieme has been dismissed.
  • 07 Oct 1916 Winning the love of another man's wife is simple, if the recitations of a complaint filed in circuit court yesterday are true and will work in every case. All that is needed are persistent attentions, giving valuable presents, theatre parties, dinners, automobile rides and a man's own company. Han Meyers reveals the secrets in a complaint filed in that court yesterday by which he hopes to get $5,000 damages from Henry Simons, for alienating the affections of Mrs. Meyer. The money-seeking husband says he was married in December, 1915, and that Simons knew of the marriage. Nevertheless, so runs the complaint, he used all the wiles listed above. He was so successful, it is further averred that Mrs. Meyer, whose Christian name is Dean, confessed in writing her infidelity, and her fixed determination to remain unfaithful to the man she had vowed to "honor, cherish and obey." She made it even stronger, so it is written in the petition, adding she did not care for her husband and requested his to get a divorce.
  • 07 Oct 1916 Albert O. Martin has somewhat unusual grounds for the divorce from Amanda Martin, which he asked for in superior court yesterday. He says his wife sent money to William A. Bratton, though he was no kin to her. Further novelty is given by the allegation that she "married him for revenge, to spite another man." The complaint does not reveal whether Bratton is the one "spited." Also Mrs. Martin wanted to go to another state and pose as the wife of "Charmer" Bratton. The couple was married on June 1, 195, and that the separation came on the last day of August, past.
  • 07 Oct 1916 Nellie Rohrbaugh, in superior court yesterday, started proceedings for a divorce from James W. on the grounds that he mistreated her and their children. She alleges that though the older children were the main support of the family he attempted to dive them from the house and that he often came home drunk and abused her.
  • 07 Oct 1916 Husbands don't like to care for their own children in many cases. Burton Grier complains in a complaint filed in superior court yesterday to secure a divorce from Julia Grier that she left him at home to see to the children. Also he claims she would not prepare his meals. They were married on November 29, 1905, and separated on August 31, 1916.
  • 08 Oct 1916 Pearl Young, in complaint for a divorce from Noah Young, alleges that the defendant called her names too vile and indecent to be set forth in the paper. She also alleges cruel and inhuman treatment. They were married July 24, 1912, and separated in May 1916.
  • 08 Oct 1916 Clarissa Wiseman has commenced suit against Willis Wiseman to have the allowance for support of their child increased. She says $8 a month is not sufficient.
  • 08 Oct 1916 Flora Redmond has been granted a divorce from Kenneth Redmond.
  • 10 Oct 1916 Leonora Mooney states that all the clothes that her husband bought for her during the two years and more of their married life was two kimonas in a complaint for divorce filed in the circuit court yesterday. Cruel and inhuman treatment and non-support for herself and child are also alleged.
  • 10 Oct 1916 Cora Swantush has begun suit for divorce from Frank Swantush, alleging cruel and inhuman treatment. She also states in the complaint that he was miserly and that he had told her that he did not cer for her any longer. They were married in 1899 and separated in November, last year.
  • 10 Oct 1916 Olive M. Weber has been granted a divorce from A. J. Weber in the superior court.
  • 10 Oct 1916 The divorce suit of Pearl M. Axon against George W. Axon has been dismissed on motion of the plaintiff.
  • 11 Oct 1916 Charging her husband with being undesirable on nearly a score of points, Hazel Sherwood has begun suit for divorce from Blaine Sherwood. She says that he has threatened to take her life, has accused her of association with other men and that he has an ungovernable temper. She asks custody of the one-year-old child and an absolute decree. They were married January 28, 1915, and separated September of this year.
  • 11 Oct 1916 Charging Lucy Modlin with allowing men of questionable repute to visit her home, William P. Modlin has begun suit for a divorce. They were married September 25, 1908, and separated this year. The defendant, it is alleged, finally went to Norfolk, Va., where the board of children's guardians picked her up. The plaintiff is entitled to the custody of the children in addition to a divorce, the complaint asserts.
  • 12 Oct 1916 The story of how all her efforts to induce him to continue to love her, only kindled his hatred will be rold before Judge Carl Yaple in superior court when the divorce suit of Clara E. Watson, which was filed yesterday, comes up for trial. Johnson Watson is the husband from whom she wants a separation. She alleges that he is an habitual drunkard, that he spent his money in drunken debauches and failed to provide her a home in which to live. Also, so she alleges, he said he did not love her any more and commanded her to take her clothes and go. She also avers it is useless to attempt to reform him. She want $500 alimony.
  • 12 Oct 1916 That he "could get plenty of women" if he wanted them was the boastful remark which George Danehy frequently made to his wife, Pearl, 2001 Weisser Park avenue, according to the averments of a divorce petition which she filed in superior court yesterday. Also he tole her to leave, that he had no use for her and at all times commanded her to go to work. She says she did so and brought all her wages home. She asks for a divorce, the restoration of her maiden name, Pearl Moore, and an injunction restraining him from selling, or encumbering in any way, their household goods and an order of court for him to stay away from the home at 2027 Hanna street. In addition she wants him to pay her $3 a week and $25 attorney fee. They were married on June 26, 1912, and separated Tuesday.
  • 12 Oct 1916 Ella Coffell won in her suit to annul her marriage to George Chiros, alias George Fotophlous. Evidence showed he represented that he owned a large employment agency in Chicago, and owned considerable property, all of which was untrue. The case was tried in superior court.
  • 12 Oct 1916 Elam H. Kissinger was granted a divorce from Ette Kissinger in superior court.
  • 12 Oct 1916 George Ketcham was given a divorce from Mary Ketcham in superior court on the grounds that she was a police character.
  • 13 Oct 1916 The divorce suit of Rose Taylor Peckham against Charles Noble Peckham has been dismissed.
  • 14 Oct 1916 Mae E. Boals has filed suit in the circuit court for a divorce from Harvie A. Boals. She alleges in the complaint that he taunted her by going out with other women. She left Boal once but he asked her to return on promise of improving his conduct. They were married June 27, 1908, and separated August 30, 1916. Cruelty is also alleged. Alimony of $500 is asked in addition to a divorce.
  • 14 Oct 1916 Faye Johnson was refused a divorce from James B. Johnson Friday in the superior court by Judge Sol A. Wood, special judge to try the case.
  • 14 Oct 1916 Special Judge W. N. Ballou, in the superior court, told Byron and Carrie Vierey to make up and live together once more. As it developed they were not unwilling. Upon close questioning by Judge Ballou it was learned that Byron and Carrie seemed to like each other pretty well and that the chief source of the irritation apparently came from the facr that they lived with the wife's mother. Upon the advice of the judge the couple decided to get a residence of their own. The divorce case was wiped off the docket.
  • 14 Oct 1916 Joseph Ertle yesterday listened to a severe scoring by Judge Eggeman for neglecting his family and then listened some more while the judge pronounded a sentence of ninety days on the road. Ertle was further told that if he did not behave after the expiration of the ninety day sentence the penitentiary would be in order. The wife will receive $1 each day for the commissioners during the time of sentence for support.
  • 17 Oct 1916 Dora Cook wants a divorce from Robert, alleging that he has mistreated her and that last winter drove her into the icy blasts, etc. The plaintiff asks the custody of three children and reasonable support.
  • 18 Oct 1916 Alice Lung has been granted a divorce in the superior court from Daniel Lung.
  • 18 Oct 1916 Edith Dickerson has filed suit in superior court for a divorce from Ross Dickerson. They were married Sept. 12, of this year and separated Oct. 7. The plaintiff claims cruel and inhuman treatment and states in the complaint that the defendant told her to go and kill herself.
  • 19 Oct 1916 Ida Kirkland procured a divorce yesterday from Bruce E. Kirkland, the same man she has divorce before.
  • 19 Oct 1916 Florence Schraeder filed suit in superior court yesterday for a divorce from John Schraeder. She avers he deserted her on December 20, 1911, just fifteen days after they were married.
  • 19 Oct 1916 Ella C. Bogash wants a temporary separation from Frank H. Bogash. She asked for it in superior court yesterday. It is sought on the grounds that he had been under the influence of Liquor most of their married life, which began on October 29, 1887. They separated last March, it is set forth. She also wants allowance to live on while litagation is pending.
  • 20 Oct 1916 Charging that she has been forced to go about many a time with a blackened eye, Ida Griffith has begun suit for divorce from William Griffith. He complaint sets forth cruel and inhuman treatment as one of the chief causes for action. They were married in 1891, and separated in May of last year. A decree and custody of the minor child is asked.
  • 20 Oct 1916 In the superior court yesterday support money of Clarrissa Wiseman was increased from $8 to $12 a month by W. N. Ballou, special judge. The increased allowance was asked to help care for a daughter.
  • 20 Oct 1916 A divorce has been granted in superior court to Katherine M. Mentzer from Omar L. Mentzer.
  • 20 Oct 1916 Edith A. Mellon has been granted a divorce from Harvey J. Mellon.
  • 21 Oct 1916 In the divorce suit of Hans Meyer against Dean Meyer, a cross complaint has been filed by the defendant in which highly sensational charges are made. Mrs. Meyer days her husband told her before they were married that he was single and that he was a jewelry salesman. She later learned that he had been recently divorced before he married her and that he associated with prostitutes, selling them jewelry, instead of calling on stores, as he proviously claimed. He forced her to work, the complaint charges, and repeatedly took money from her, getting $10 on a day he filed suit for divorce.
  • 21 Oct 1916 Clara Taylor has been granted a divorce from William E. Taylor in the superior court.
  • 21 Oct 1916 Gertrude McConnell was granted a divorce from Russell McConnell in the superior court.
  • 22 Oct 1916 Emma Ecenbarger has brought suit for divorce against Jacob O. Ecenbarger, stating in the complaint that he has accused her unjustly of associating with other men for immoral purposes and that he is insanely jealous of her. She further states that she was forced to work to support the family. She asks custody of the three children and reasonable support.
  • 22 Oct 1916 Charles A. Case was yesterday sentenced in the circuit court to three months on the county farm and fined $1 for child and wife desertion. In promouncing the sentence Judge Eggeman scored the defendant severely, and told him that if he did not work when his time was up and support his family he would be sent to the penitentiary. The court turther stated that it was not anxious to send him to the pen and that if he reported after he had served his sentence, a job would be secured for him.
  • 24 Oct 1916 Beulah K. Krull has been granted a divorce in superior court from B. J. Krull.
  • 24 Oct 1916 Ray Littlefield has been granted a divorce in superior court from Dora Littlefield. Littlefield is given custody of the child.
  • 25 Oct 1916 In a complaint for divorce, which Bessie Green filed in the circuit court yesterday against Clarence Green, she states that he had repeatedly asked her to get a divorce, that he had told her that he was through with her and that he wanted his freedom. At one time, the complaint further states, he went so far as to hand her $50 and tell her to get a decree at once. Upon refusing to take the money, she was forced to leave the house at 2 o'clock in the morning and go to her father's home. An absolute decree and $1,000 alimony is asked. The couple were married April 23, 1910, and separated May 5, of this year.
  • 25 Oct 1916 Albert Moring has been sued for divorce in the superior court by Bessie Moring. Extreme cruelty is charged in the complaint, the plaintiff stating that defendant dragged her down stairs by the hair, hit her between the eyes and called her vile names. She also charges that the defendant threatened to kill her. Ten dollars a week support money and the custody of the child are asked.
  • 25 Oct 1916 The suit of Emma J. Ecenbarger against Jacob O. Ecenbarger for divorce has been dismissed in superior court.
  • 25 Oct 1916 Eunice Waldron has been granted a divorce from James Waldron.
  • 25 Oct 1916 Mrs. George McConnell was granted a divorce yesterday in superior court. McConnell has been ordered to pay $3 a week support. The custody of the children is awarded to Jacob and Mary McConnell, of South Whitley.
  • 27 Oct 1916 Charles Smith wants a divorce from Dorothy Smith and has begun suit for same. The plaintiff alleges that she threatened to harm him, struck him with a knife and refused to cook for him and at times stayed away from home for days at a time. He asks the custody of their child.
  • 27 Oct 1916 Edith Hass has been granted a divorce from John J. Hass in the superior court.
  • 28 Oct 1916 Cyrus K. Fairfield, aged 82 years, is again a free and single man, following the divorce which was granted him in the superior court from Mary E. Fairfield yesterday morning. She was restored her maiden name of Mary E. Figel. The divorce suit was filed about two months ago and came a short time after the elopement of Mr. Fairfield with his bride of 30. After living together but a short time, Mrs. Fairfield left her husband.
  • 28 Oct 1916 The court has granted a decree of divorce to Maude DeWolf from George DeWolf.
  • 28 Oct 1916 William J. McNabb has been granted a divorce from Isabel McNabb.
  • 31 Oct 1916 That her husband at times stayed out all night and that he abandoned her for fifteen weeks, were statements made by Minnie Fleischman in a complaint for divorce from Fred Fleischman. She also alleges that he nagged her and called her vile names. They were married September 6, 1906, and separated October 2, 1916. Alimony of $1,000 is asked in addition to an allowance for the child.
  • 31 Oct 1916 Wilma Hendricks wants a divorce from Edward and in her suit for same alleges that her husband deserted her at three different times and otherwise mistreated her. They were married in February of last year and separated a few days ago.
  • 31 Oct 1916 Selma F. Bodecker has begun suit for divorce against William H. Boedecker, charging failure to provide. They were married May 20, 1908, and separted October 28.
  • 31 Oct 1916 John Ogle has been granted a divorce from Eliza Ogle.
  • 31 Oct 1916 Alexander Graham has been divorced from Fannie Graham.

  • 01 Nov 1916 Alva Miller has commenced suit for a divorce against Lulu Miller. In the complaint the plaintiff charges that she was frequently in the compnay of other men, and that when she was at home she called him vile names.
  • 01 Nov 1916 Bessie Koch has commenced suit against John Koch for non-support and for an attachment.
  • 03 Nov 1916 Preferring separation by divorce than by suicide, a fact brought out in a complaint filed in the superior court yesterday, Mae Foster has begun suit against John L. Foster. Their married life has been a short one. They were married in August of this year and separated on the last day of October. She alleges that he has repeatedly threatened to commit suicide, and that he has nagged and scolded her. Mae further states in the complaint that he deserted her because she refused to give him $200, which he wanted to present to another woman with whom he had been going prior to the time he married the plaintiff. Besides the decree, temporary support of $10 a week is asked and also $500 alimony.
  • 03 Nov 1916 Zoe Gaskill has commenced suit for divorce against Claude Gaskill. The plaintiff charges that he has been cruel to her since their marriage in 1910. The custody of one child and reasonable support is asked.
  • 03 Nov 1916 Louis Wiegman has been granted a divorce from Mae Wiegman. The defendant was awarded alimony of $275.
  • 04 Nov 1916 Alleging that she was forced to take in washing and to do house cleaning in order to make an honest dollar and living, and that when she returned home at night she was greeted by a drunken husband, who called her vile names and abused her, Lena Snider has begun suit for divorce against James Snider. They were married October, 1914, and separated August, 1915.
  • 04 Nov 1916 Alleging cruelty, William C. Mills has commenced suit for a divorce against Ethel Mills. The plaintiff states that the defendant asked him to get a divorce. The custody of the one child is asked.
  • 04 Nov 1916 Barbara Edington has been granted a divorce from Calvin Edington and the restoration of her maiden name of Baus in superior court.
  • 04 Nov 1916 The divorce suit of Dora E. Springer against Guy Springer in superior court has been dismissed at costs of the defendant.
  • 05 Nov 1916 Charging abandonment, Ella Huttinger has begun suit for a divorce against Charles Huttinger. They were married November 24, 1891, and separated March 1907. Eight years ago Huttinger abandoned the plaintiff, it is alleged. Custody of the five children is asked.
  • 05 Nov 1916 Loa Hooker has been granted a divorce from Walter Hooker.
  • 07 Nov 1916 Mattie Young has begun suit for divorce against Charles Young charging cruel and inhuman treatment. They were married May 25, 1908 and separated November 1916. She states that he is in the habit of coming home drunk and that he drove her from home at 1232 Hayden street, threatening violence if she returned.
  • 07 Nov 1916 Golda Benner has commenced a suit for divorce against William Benner. She alleges that he has been cruel to her and that he has in many ways mistreated her. She states that he has failed to support her and her three-year-old son.
  • 07 Nov 1916 Vola Foland has begun suit against Clarence Foland. They were married in 1910 and separated last month of this year. Cruel and inhuman treatment is alleged. The plaintiff asks the restoration of her maided name, Welcott.
  • 07 Nov 1916 Fred Lindner has commenced suit for a divorce against Mary Lindner.
  • 07 Nov 1916 The divorce suit of Alice Bickenese against Louis Bickenese ins superior court has been dismissed.
  • 09 Nov 1916 The divorce suit of Ethel Ahlers against Carl Ahlers was dismissed yesterday in superior court. A new suit is to be filed.
  • 10 Nov 1916 Charging her husband with non-support, Cora B. Myers has begun suit for divorce against Herbert B. Myers. They were married in 1901, separated a few days ago. The complaint also charges that the defendant is in the habit of drinking intoxicating liquors to excess and that he has threatened the plaintiff with violence. Custody of the 14- year-old child and $10 a week support money, is asked by the plaintiff in additon to an absolute decree.
  • 10 Nov 1916 Timothy Reardon has been granted a divorce in the superior court from Myra Reardon. He is given the custody of the four children.
  • 10 Nov 1916 Bertha Hooper has been granted a divorce from Bruce Hooper.
  • 11 Nov 1916 Dan Patterson has been granted a divorce from Mary Patterson in superior court.
  • 12 Nov 1916 Charging his wife with desertion, Grover Miller has begun suit for divorce against Harriet Miller. He also charges her with living with another man.
  • 12 Nov 1916 Merrit E. Cole has been granted a divorce from Goldie B. Cole in the superior court.
  • 12 Nov 1916 Maude Dye has been granted a divorce in superior court from Orval Dye and the restoration of her maiden name of Ornspager.
  • 12 Nov 1916 Helen Hartman has been awarded a divorce from Geary Hartman and the restoration of her maiden name of Thompson.
  • 14 Nov 1916 The married life of George and Martha McSweeney lasted from September 16 of this year to November 11. Martha deserting her husband on the latter date, according to the complaint filed yesterday, in which George brings suit against Martha for divorce. He alleges that he had a $40 gold watch smashed in a melee in which the defendant, during a fit of jealous rage, clawed him and otherwise handled hom roughtly.
  • 14 Nov 1916 Charging that her husband has become an habitual drunkard, Catherine E. Salisbury has begun suit for divorce against George Salisbury. $500 alimony is asked.
  • 14 Nov 1916 Irene Kieffer has begun suit for divorce against Jesse Kieffer, charging non-support and cruel and inhuman treatment. The complaint states that they were married Novenber 25, 1913, and separated July 11, 1916.
  • 14 Nov 1916 Mary Boorth has been granted a divorce from John Booth.
  • 14 Nov 1916 The case against Harry Kelly, for wife desertion has been dismissed.
  • 16 Nov 1916 Whether failure of a husband to give a wife his pay constitutes cruel and inhuman treatment under the divorce laws of Indiana is one of the interesting points raised in a divorce suit filed in the circuit court yesterday by Clara Ziegler against George F. Ziegler. She alleges he failed to do so. It is further averred in the complaint that in the last four years he has not furnished more than $100 for household expenses, and that he is in the habit of coming home intoxicated. They were married on August 12, 1884, and separated Monday.
  • 16 Nov 1916 The divorce suit of Hazel Sheward against Blaine Sheward was dismissed in superior court yesterday on the showing the husband is dead. He committed suicide a few days ago.
  • 16 Nov 1916 John C. Kohn was granted a divorce without opposition from Pauline Kohn.
  • 17 Nov 1916 Clara Moody has commenced suit for a divorce against Ernest Moody. Her complaint charges that Ernest entertained other women in the house and boasted to her regarding his relations with them. She also charges cruel treatment.
  • 18 Nov 1916 Charging that her husband is subject to fits of violent temper and that he has called her indecent names, Maggie Hazen has begun suit for divorce against Ira Hazen. They were married in August, 1899, and separated in July of this year. The plantiff further charges that her health has been undermined through her husband's treatment. An absolute decree and custody of the minor children is asked.
  • 18 Nov 1916 Augusta Albersmeyer has begun suit for limited separation against Charles Albersmeyer. The complaint alleges that the defendant struck the plaintiff and treated her cruelly. They were married in 1897 and separated August 19, of this year.
  • 18 Nov 1916 Cruelty and non-support are charged by Harriet J. Ferguson in her suit for divorce against John E. Ferguson.
  • 19 Nov 1916 Irene Lewis has been granted a divorce from Ralph Lewis and the restoration of her maiden name of Marsh.
  • 19 Nov 1916 Celo Venerable has been awarded a divorce from John H. Venerable and restoration of her maiden name of Lewis.
  • 19 Nov 1916 Ora Becker has been granted a divorce from Henry A. Becker and the custody of their minor child.
  • 19 Nov 1916 The divorce suit of Peter A. Neumann against Margaret Neumann was heard Saturday in the superior court and taken under advisement.
  • 21 Nov 1916 Dora Thompson has commenced suit for divorce against Ralph Thompson, alleging cruel treatment and non-support.
  • 22 Nov 1916 Lola Beck's five little children are inmates of the Allen County Orphans' home because of her husband's deplorable non-support, according to the allegations set out in divorce complaint filed by her in superior court yesterday against Barna B. Beck. The plaintiff states that she can never agains live with the defendant. They were married September 9, 1903, and separated September 2 of this year. An absolute decree and custody of the children who range from the ages 4 years to 11, are asked.
  • 22 Nov 1916 Josephine Booth has asked for $1,000 alimony in a complaint filed for divorce yesterday against Albert Booth. She alleges cruel and inhuman treatment, that the defendant called her vile names, accused her of being untrue to her marriage vows and that he has filed to support her properly. They were married in 1905 and separated in November this year. The plaintiff also asks the restoration of her maiden name, Josephine Carter.
  • 22 Nov 1916 Following a married life of sixteen months, Clarence Steward has commenced suit for divorce against Gladys Steward. He charges that his bride has been cruel to him, called him vile names and has associated with other men. The plaintiff asks the custody of the child.
  • 22 Nov 1916 Frances Travenet has been granted a divorce from Roy Travenet. She was restored to her maiden name of Beck.
  • 22 Nov 1916 Alba Tolan has been divorced from Ivan Tolan. She was given the custody of the child and $5 support per week.
  • 22 Nov 1916 The suit of Vern O. Uhrich against Edith J. Uhrich in superior court has been dismissed.
  • 23 Nov 1916 Katherine Heath finds it is impossible to longer live with her husband, Mark Heath, so she alleges in a complaint for divorce filed yesterday in superior court. One reason is that he had on "many occasions" struck her so she suffered for days. The names he called her, it is averred, were so vile they could not be typed into the petition. The couple were married on April 9, 1893.
  • 23 Nov 1916 John Bower was granted a divorce from Grace Bower in superior court yesterday on the gounds of abandonment.
  • 24 Nov 1916 Alleging cruelty, Anna Price has filed suit in superior court for a divorce from Henderson Price. The couple was married in 1916. She claims that Price struck her when she was ill with a heavy strap and that he threatened to kill her.
  • 25 Nov 1916 Following a married life of twenty-three years, Sarah Reidinger has found it necessary, according to her complaint filed yesterday, to sue for a divorce. She alleges that her husband, Wilson O. Reidinger, has abused her, called her vile and filthy names and has associated with other women. She also charges abandonment. They were married in 1893 and separated a few days ago.
  • 25 Nov 1916 Asking for a limited seperation of two years, Bertha Baxter has filed suit against Ira E. Baxter. They were married October 11, 1905, and separated November 24. She alleges that Ira choked her, beat her and called her vile names.
  • 26 Nov 1916 Marie A. Groves, a June bride of 1915, after a little less than a year of married life has found living incompatible with Clarence E. Groves and has filed suit for divorce. They separated April 25, of this year. Cruel and inhuman treatment, non-support and desertion are charged in the complaint.
  • 26 Nov 1916 Charging that her husband, Arthur Imoody, drinks intoxicating liquor to excess, Margaret Imoody has filed suit for divorce. She also states that he has been cruel to her. Reasonable support for the three children is asked.
  • 26 Nov 1916 After four years of married life, Margaret Kring has commenced suit for divorce against Woodie Kring. She alleges cruelty and states that it is no longer possible to live with the plaintiff.
  • 26 Nov 1916 Anna Salzer has been granted a divorce from William Salzer. The defendant is ordered to pay $20 monthly support, starting December 1, and the plaintiff is awarded custody of the children.
  • 28 Nov 1916 Alleging cruelty, Lulu Taylor has filed suit against Alvin W. Taylor for a divorce.
  • 28 Nov 1916 Christian Miller has been granted a dkvorce from Harlan Miller and the custody of the four-year-old boy.
  • 28 Nov 1916 In the divorce suit of Anna Salzer against William Salzer the defendant has been ordered to pay $20 monthly for the support of the children, starting December 1.
  • 29 Nov 1916 That her husband took a hatchet to bed with him and slept with it under his pillow, is an allegation made by Rebecca Knisley in a suit filed for divorce against George Knisley. The complaint sets forth inhuman treatment as the cause of action, and states that the defendant often threatened the plaintiff's life. He falsely accused her, it is stated, of running a "sporting house," The plaintiff also alleges drunkenness. A decree, restraining order and $500 alimony are asked. They were married in May, 1910 and separated November of this year.
  • 30 Nov 1916 The secret marriage of Robert Irving Polhamus, son of A. Z. Polhamus, formerly secretary of the Bowser company, and Edith B. Orrock, daughter of Mrs. Edith B. Orrock, at Petoskey, Mich., on September 1, which attracted local attention because of the youth of the couple and the social standing of their parents, resulted in a suit being filed in superior court yesterday for annuling the marriage. It is set forth in the complaint that the bride was slightly over 16 years of age on September 1 and that the defendant was under 18 when he induced her apply for a marriage license. It is averred in the complaint that they misrepresented their ages, she claiming to be over 19 and he over 20 to secure the license, and that afterwards a marriage ceremony was performed by a minister in Petoskey. According to the complaint, they separated immediately afterwards and have not lived together. It is further set forth that in Michigan marriages contracted when the parties under the age of consent - 16 for the girl and 18 for the boy, and the couple separates during their non-age -the marriage is void. The plaintiff prays for annulment of the marriage and the restoration of her maiden name of Edith Bond Orrock.
  • 30 Nov 1916 Mamie Gallmeyer yesterday secured a restraining order to prevent her husband, William C. Gallmeyer, speaking to her and their daughter, Caroline, aged nine years, any place he may meet them or to come about their home at 2937 Weisser Park avenue. This is the first step in a divorce action which she filed in superior court. She wants the separation and the custody of the child because she alleges he scolded her, called her vile names and has a violent temper. They were married on October 5, 1914, and separated on Nov 29, 1916.
  • 30 Nov 1916 For the first time in "many moons" a divorce is asked in Allen county superior court because a wife smoked. That is the principal reason set forth by Delmer Hogg, a laborer in his suit against Hellie Hogg. In what form she smoked is not given, the complaint merely stated she "smoked tobacco, which was not the custom of those with whom she associated." Another reason given is that she refused to cook breakfast for him. The wedded life was short, it being averred they were married on March 12, this year and parted on May 12, 1916.
  • 30 Nov 1916 Elsie Houcks was granted a divorce in superior court yesterday from John Houcks on the grounds of abandonment. The husband did not appear.

  • 02 Dec 1916 Ray Chambers, a Fort Wayne chauffeur, has been made defendant in a suit for divorce filed in the Huntington court by Lulu Chambers. She declares that her husband deserted her on October 15, eleven days after their marriage.
  • 02 Dec 1916 In the account of the case of divorce filed by Mamie Gallmeyer from William C. Gallmeyer it was stated that they were married in 1914, when it should have read October the 5th. 1904. In the suit Mrs. Gallmeyer is asking for the custody of their nine year old child. She charges cruelty and drunkenness.
  • 03 Dec 1916 In the superior court, a divorce has been granted to Lillie Bayless from Ralph Bayless. The plaintiff's maiden name of Harris has been restored to her.
  • 05 Dec 1916 John Keiker and Georgia Trone were married April 15, 1913, and on March 7, 1914, John pried himself loose from his family hearthstone and other marital accountrements and shifted out to follow the call of the wild or something equally alluring. Anyway he has not been back since and neither has he paid ever passing attention to the condition of the larder and has ignored the rent man just as though he didnt' know him. Mrs. Keiler sets out that he ahs utterly abandoned her and has not provided anything whatever for her sustenance since his evaporation. She asks for an absolute divorce and the restoration of her maiden name.
  • 06 Dec 1916 Leah Coover sues Clarence Coover for divorce alleging cruel treatment and sorry failure to keep the pantry stocked. The couple were married in June, 1913, and separated yesterday. F. L. Jones, who is alleged to be indebted to the defendant, is make a party to the action in order to restrain him from paying to Coover any money unless by order of the court.
  • 06 Dec 1916 Mabel North wants a divorce from Ivan C. North who some months ago was convicted of a felony in the circuit court. Cruelty and failure to provide as well as desertion are charged in the complaint. The desertion is probably involuntary on the part of Ivan and is chargeable largely to the influence of the county sheriff who with the aid of a pair of hand-cuffs jerked him away to prison. However, the plaintiff alleged thd defendant was guilty of curel treatment brofe the court and the sheriff interfered.
  • 06 Dec 1916 Lottie Topper was yesterday divorced from William Topper by Judge Yaple.
  • 07 Dec 1916 In the superior court yesterday Minnie O. Dalman was granted a divorce from Edward L. Dalman,
  • 07 Dec 1916 Genevieve Hilda Monroe was untied from Jesse B. Monroe in the superior court yesterday.
  • 08 Dec 1916 Mary Hartung stepped out of the superior court yesterday afternoon an unhampered woman. Acting Judge Ryan granted her an absolute divorce from David Hartung, with whom she could no longer agree.
  • 09 Dec 1916 Ida Harting complains of her husband, William F.C. Harting, to whom she was married in November, 1910, and left June 23, 1916, saying that prior to their separation he had failed to provide for her and had piled abuse upon her of an extraordinary character. She says he was able-bodied and in every way competent to provide for her but prefers to try to beat ace fulls with bobtail flushes, meaning that he gambles and is a poor gambler at that because he invariably loses and fails to bring home things to eat after pay day. He mixes up the performance by getting drunk and abusive to the extent of calling her vile and indencent names varied by giving her an occasional beating. She asks that the court allow her $50 to prosecute her divorce proceedings and allow her alimony to the extent of $1,000, which she says William has.
  • 09 Dec 1916 Grace Havil filed a complaint to seeks to be tied loose from A. Earl Havil, who annexed her October 28, 1916, while she dis-annexed herself on December 5 of the same year. The couple's married life was short but it was evidently full of thrills. Mrs. Havil in very measured terms alleges that Earl is a big guy quite to lazy to work, although he is able-bodied and jobs are plenty. Since they have been married he worked a total of ten days and out of his pay gave her the munificnet sum of $8. In order to keep the pantry in working order she says she was obliged to go out and work, which she did to support herself, her husband and his son by a former marriage. Recently while cleaning house she fell from a table and injured her neck and shoulders so that she was obliged to go to bed and receive a doctor's attention. While laying in a helpless condition her husband neglected her and refused to administer to her wants; in all the time she was in bed he furnished her only one meal and she was olbiged to depend on the charity of neighbors for sustenance during the balance of the time. At all times he has treated her inhumanly and brutally. When Mr. Havil works at all he works at the Summit City Soap works and she asks that the concern be enjoined from paying him any wages during the pendency of her suit and also asks that he be restrained from speaking to her or in any way molesting her.
  • 09 Dec 1916 Eva Donley has worn black yes as a proof that her husband Edgel Donley loved her no longer, and that is not all. Besides beating up on her he has called her names that would scorch the paper if they were put on record and therefore asks permission to prove what he said without setting it out in the complaint. He has failed to provide for her and has forced her to go out among stranger to earn her living. They were married in May, 1914, and separated in November, 1915, so she has been away from him for some time. However she wants to make the separation legal and permanent and also wants the custody of their child.
  • 09 Dec 1916 Mary McQuid charges her husband, William, with schocking behavior. They were married in 1905 and since that time her life was a whole lot worse than what Sherman said war is. For more than two years, the complaint alleges, William has embraced the booze habit with a fondness that would make most wives jealous. The names that he has called her would stagger a deaf mute and are altogether unfit to print or even repeat to a lawyer, which is going some. He occasionally struck her and several time in bursts of confidence told her that he would kill her. Now William is not exactly what might be called a cheap skate, but has money in the First National bank and owns quite a batch of household furniture which he threatens to mortgage or sell so that she cannot get even a slight look-in. Therefore she ask that he be permanently restrained from executing his threat to kill her, that the bank be enjoined from letting his draw out his account, that he be restrained from molesting her in any way, that he be obliged to pay her $10 a week during the pendency of the divorce suit, that he shall pay $25 attorneys fees and afterwards give her what the court thinks is coming to her.
  • 10 Dec 1916 Jeanette Blaisdell married Fred Berlin at Jackson, Mich., in October, 1910, and immediately the fireworks began. In a divorce complaint filed in the superior court yesterday, she avers that for two years he abused her, called her vile names, neglected her and occasionally to very the monotony, he beat up on her. Two years of that stuff was enough for Jeanette and so she left him and lived apart from him for the period of one year. Then she relented and on her husband's promise to love and cherish her in the good old Biblical way, she went back to him. Fred, however, was a repeater, and finally in July, 1916, she concluded that enough was too much and Frederick, failing to provide for her, she again was obliged to go out and make her own living. Now she wants the separation made permanent but inasmuch as Frederick has cash in several banks amounting to $1,000, and has a yearly income of $1,000, she wants him separated not only from her but from $500 of his coin and his depositaries are made parties to the action. She also wants her maiden name of Jeanette Blaisdell restored to her.
  • 10 Dec 1916 Bertha Kreckman has applied for divorce from Otto Kreckman, and the complaint was withdrawn from the files.
  • 12 Dec 1916 That he would rather be single than married to her was the statement alleged to have been made on several occasions by Robert Allen to Ethel Allen, as is stated in a complaint filed for divorce yesterday. Ethel is asking the decree. She further alleges that evening after evening he would leave her alone until late hours of the night. They separated seven month ago.
  • 12 Dec 1916 Charles Knuth has brought suit against Lillian Knuth, alleging abandonment and cruel and inhuman treatment. They separated two years ago. It is further set forth in the complaint that she compelled him to break up his home in Fort Wayne and that she failed to properly prepare his meals.
  • 12 Dec 1916 After a little more than three months of married life, William O. Miller has brought suit for a divorce against Marie Miller, charging that she associated with men of lewd character and that she abandoned him almost on his wedding day.
  • 13 Dec 1916 Alleging intoxication and failure to provide, Maud Colvin has brought suit for divorce against Charles Colvin. The custody of the one child and reasonable support are asked.
  • 13 Dec 1916 Sophia Metting has been granted a divorce from William Metting.
  • 14 Dec 1916 Alleging cruel and inhuman treatment Lucy Mason has brought suit for divorce against Mont D. Mason. She asks for the custody of one child.
  • 14 Dec 1916 Mamie Schulz has filed suit for divorce against Ernest Schulz. The couple were married in Mary, 1907, and separated on November 29, last.
  • 14 Dec 1916 Failure to support is alleged in divorce proceedings begun by Rhody Winters against Henry Winters. The couple was married in July, 1909, and separated in September of the following year.
  • 14 Dec 1916 Bertha Snyder has been granted a divorce from Charles Snyder.
  • 14 Dec 1916 Zola Hagerfeld has been granted a divorce from Louis Hagerfeld.
  • 15 Dec 1916 Fannie Brunner has filed suit against Louis Brunner asking for a limited separation. She alleges the defendant drove and plaintiff and the children from home with a knife and that he is now in jail. The plaintiff further states that she fears violence from Louis when he is released on December 19. The couple were married in Switzerland fourteen years ago. A limited separation of two years is asked.
  • 15 Dec 1916 William H. Miller has been granted a divorce from Christina Miller.
  • 15 Dec 1916 Alia I. Clevenger has been granted a divorce from Harry Clevenger.
  • 16 Dec 1916 In the divorce suit of Lulu Taylor against Alvin W. Taylor, a cross complaint has been filed in the superior court. The couple were married December 25, 1912, and separated November 25, 1916. Taylor alleges cruelty.
  • 16 Dec 1916 The divorce suit of Eva Chambers against Ralph Chambers has been dismissed in superior court.
  • 16 Dec 1916 The divorce suit of Arvilla Brown against George Brown has been dismissed in superior court.
  • 16 Dec 1916 The divorce suit of Edna Lanning against Otto A. Lanning was been dismissed in superior court.
  • 16 Dec 1916 The divorce suit of Guy Stookey against Edith Stookey has been dismissed in superior court.
  • 16 Dec 1916 The divorce suit of Rosella Blaising against Oscar Blaising has been dismissed in superior court.
  • 16 Dec 1916 Helen A. Baughman has been granted a divorce from James A. Baughman.
  • 16 Dec 1916 Ellen Mowery has been awarded a divorce from John Mowery.
  • 16 Dec 1916 Hazel Brown has been granted a divorce from Clarence Brown.
  • 17 Dec 1916 The divorce suit of Mary Ensley against James E. Ensley has been dismissed.
  • 17 Dec 1916 Helen Baughman has been granted a divorce from James Baughman.
  • 19 Dec 1916 After a little more than four weeks of a married life James Cameron has brought suit for divorce against Clara J. Cameron. The couple were married November 2, of this year and separated on December 18. The plaintiff alleges that the defendant treated him in a cruel and inhuman manner and that she refused to live with him.
  • 19 Dec 1916 Alleging desertion Clinton Christman has brought suit for divorce against May B. Christman. The couple was married in March 1908 and separated September, 1912. The custody of the two children is asked by the plaintiff.
  • 20 Dec 1916 Mary Weir alleges that Frederick Weir has not contributed properly to her support and she has begun suit in superior court for divorce. They were married in 1906 and separated November of this year. The custody of the two children is asked by the plaintiff.
  • 20 Dec 1916 In the divorce case of Katherine Heath against Mark Heath, contempt proceedings have been dismissed on motion of the plaintiff in the superior court.
  • 20 Dec 1916 The divorce suit of Clara Young vs. Homer Young has been dismissed in superior court.
  • 20 Dec 1916 The divorce suit of Mary Erig vs. Stores B. Erig has been dismissed in superior court.
  • 20 Dec 1916 The divorce suit of John Bauserman vs. Verner Bauserman has been dismissed in superior court.
  • 21 Dec 1916 The divorce suit of John Wolcott against Amanda Wolcott was dismissed in superior court.
  • 21 Dec 1916 The divorce suit of John N. Kern against Cloe Kern was dismissed in superior court.
  • 21 Dec 1916 The divorce suit of William A. Fahlsing against Iva C. Fahlsing has been dismissed in superior court.
  • 21 Dec 1916 The divorce suit of Fred Volkert against Mae Volker has been dismissed in superior court.
  • 21 Dec 1916 The case of Emma Seemiller against Harry S. Seemiller, to declare a marriage void, was dismissed in superior court.
  • 21 Dec 1916 The divorce suit of Lulu Johnston against Forest Johnston was dismissed in superior court.
  • 21 Dec 1916 The divorce suit of Goldie Peoples against Charles Peoples was dismissed in superior court.
  • 21 Dec 1916 The divorce suit of Clara Young against Homer Young was dismissed in superior court.
  • 21 Dec 1916 The divorce suit of Helen Abbott against James Abbott was dismissed in superior court.
  • 21 Dec 1916 The divorce suit of Otillie M. Harper against Harry Harper was dismissed in superior court.
  • 21 Dec 1916 The divorce suit of Lulu A. Oates against Albert Oates was dismissed in superior court.
  • 21 Dec 1916 The divorce suit of Nettie Murrell against Thomas Murrell was dismissed in superior court.
  • 21 Dec 1916 The divorce suit of John Craig against Rosella Craig was dismissed in superior court.
  • 21 Dec 1916 The divorce suit of Bessie Farnan against John Fanan was dismissed in superior court.
  • 21 Dec 1916 The divorce suit of Mark Walters against Ocie Walters was dismissed in superior court.
  • 21 Dec 1916 The divorce suit of Olive Weibel against William Weibel was dismissed in superior court.
  • 21 Dec 1916 The divorce suit of Pete Dembreox against Josie Dembreox was dismissed in superior court.
  • 21 Dec 1916 The divorce suit of Minnie R. Frye against George E. Frye was dismissed in superior court.
  • 21 Dec 1916 The divorce suit of Lucious L. Converse against Anna M. Converse was dismissed in superior court.
  • 21 Dec 1916 A. Earl Havil was ordered to pay his wife $25 before January 10, by a ruling of Judge Carl Yaple in the superior court yesterday.
  • 23 Dec 1916 "Some people go so fast they make your head swim," the prosaic language of the street in describing the astounding proclivities of many individuals of the twentieth century, is hardly adequate to characterize the time that it took Mary R. Remdquist to leave one husband and cleave unto another. Thursday she was granted a divorce in the superior court, and yesterday she was granted a license to marry Charles H. Campbell.
  • 23 Dec 1916 The case of Olive Davis vs. Eilworth Davis was dismissed in superior court.
  • 23 Dec 1916 The case of Joshua Kinkle vs. Nina Kinkle was dismissed in superior court.
  • 23 Dec 1916 The case of Eva Schremser vs. John Schremser was dismissed in superior court.
  • 23 Dec 1916 The case of Jennie Salway vs. George Salway was dismissed in superior court.
  • 23 Dec 1916 The case of Ruth McManus vs. George W. McNanus was dismissed in superior court.
  • 23 Dec 1916 The case of Mary Sargent vs. Howard S. Sargant was dismissed in superior court.
  • 24 Dec 1916 Archie Macbeth has filed suit for divorce against Grace D. Macbeth. She alleges that the defendant has an incompatible temperament.
  • 24 Dec 1916 John B. Fuhr will go to the penal farm for six months. The sentence, which was passed last March and suspended during good behavior, was ordered yesterday by the circuit court to take effect at once. He had failed to pay his wife $15 a month for the support of the children as had been ordered.
  • 27 Dec 1916 Alta Schults has commenced suit for divorce against Joseph Schults. Association and cruelty are charged.
  • 27 Dec 1916 In the case of Eva Donley against Edgar Donley in superior court, the defendant was ordered to pay the cost of the plaintiff's attorneys and $5 a week to the clerk for the support of the plaintiff.
  • 27 Dec 1916 Edmer Burger has filed a cross complaint in superior court against Maude Burger, who sued for divorce a week ago.
  • 27 Dec 1916 The case of Edith McAllister vs. Guy McAllinter was dismissed in superior court.
  • 27 Dec 1916 The case of John L. Smyers vs. Vernie V. Smyers was dismissed in superior court.
  • 27 Dec 1916 The case of Bertha B. Cole vs. Lovell B. Cole has been dismissed in superior court.
  • 27 Dec 1916 The case of James C. Barnes vs. Ola Barnes has been dismissed in superior court.
  • 28 Dec 1916 Edward Connett has commenced divorce proceedings against Abbie Connett. He says she treated him cruelly and finally deserted him.
  • 28 Dec 1916 Essie B. Parks has commenced suit for divorce against Harry O. Parks. She alleges cruel and inhuman treatment and says that on December 23 her struck her with his fist and knocked her against a door. She asks for the custody of the children and $500 alimony, with reasonable support from the children.
  • 29 Dec 1916 Jessie B. Barnwell has filed suit for divorce against William Barnwell, charging cruel and inhuman treatment and drunkenness.
  • 29 Dec 1916 The suit of Bessie Green against Jessie Green for divorce has been dismissed in the superior court.
  • 30 Dec 1916 Alva C. Shirey has brought suit for divorce against Bessie M. Shirey, charging amony other things that the defendant refused to cook his meals and to spend her evening with him when he was home. They were married July, 1905, and separated December, 1916.
  • 30 Dec 1916 Charging cruel and inhuman treatment, Eva Drew has brought suit for a limited separation against Edward T. Drew. It is stated in the complaint the the defendant threatened to kill the plaintiff.
  • 30 Dec 1916 Following the dismissal of her divorce case Thursday afternoon Bessie Green yesterday began another suit for divorce against Clarence Green. She states that the defendant made her work for her living and spent the money on booze.
  • 31 Dec 1916 Lydia A. Shavck has been granted a divorce from Alber K. Shavck in the superior court.
  • 31 Dec 1916 Irene M Hunt has been awarded a divorce from Alter S. Hung. The defendant is ordered to pay $8 a month support money.
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