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1918

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette


  • 01 Jan 1918 Clara L. Resser has filed suit for divorce in superior court against her husband, Clarence Resser, who she says is now manager of a hardware store in Petroleum, Wells county, Ind., and earning $3,000 a year. She claims that after they had lived together two years they separated in 1917, since which time he has failed to support her, and she asks alimony in the sum of $2,000.
  • 01 Jan 1918 Jerry J. Kemp seeks a divorce from his wife, Belva, because he claims she nagged him to such an extent that it was impossible to live with her. He filed suit with superior court yesterday.
  • 01 Jan 1918 George W. Davis is accused of getting drunk and treating his wife, Verna L. Davis, in a cruel and inhuman manner in a divorce complaint filed yesterday. She asks an absolute divorce, with the custody of one child, Harold, now fourteen years old.
  • 01 Jan 1918 Barbara Flickinger was granted a divorce yesterday from her husband, William Flickinger.
  • 03 Jan 1918 Lola M. Wallace has filed complaint in an action for divorce from her husband, Michael Wallace, alleging that he deserted her in July, 1913, and that his present whereabouts are unknown.
  • 04 Jan 1918 In superior court a divorce was granted Hazel Boone from George Boone and the plaintiff was allowed to resume her maiden name of Brown.
  • 04 Jan 1918 Suit has been filed by Minna Grotholtman for divorce from her husband, John Grotholtman, who she claims deserted her. She asks the custody of two children and reasonable support.
  • 05 Jan 1918 Alleging that her husband, Charles Gumbert, has been guilty of such degenerate acts that she can no longer live with him, Katherine Gumbert yesterday commenced proceedings for a divorce. She ask the restoration of her maiden name, Lannen, in addition to the decree.
  • 05 Jan 1918 Sarah Wasson yesterday filed suit for divorce from her husband, William Wasson, whom she states is an habitual drunkard and when in an intoxicated condition beats and otherwise abuses her.
  • 05 Jan 1918 Charging that her husband, Harry C. Beaver, from whom she separated November 15, 1917, has failed to support her, besides being addicted to the use of intoxicating liquor and when under their influence would use vile and indecent language unfit for print. Everetta Beaver yesterday commenced action for a divorce. She further states that his treatment of her made it necessary for her to enter proceedings for divorce on a previous occasion but upon his promise to do better withdrew them and that he has utterly failed to abide by the promise made. She asks a decree, attorney fees and other proper relief.
  • 05 Jan 1918 Michael Davis was granted a divorce in superior court yesterday from Margaret Davis.
  • 05 Jan 1918 William Hoover was granted a divorce from Dora Hoover in superior court yesterday.
  • 05 Jan 1918 Allie Nussbaum was granted a divorce from William Nussbaum in superior court yesterday.
  • 05 Jan 1918 Edith A. Barnett was granted a divorce from George L. Barnett yesterday in superior court.
  • 06 Jan 1918 In superior court an annulment of marriage contract between Ida Shack and William Crites was granted, the former bringing the action and Claiming that there was misrepresentation.
  • 06 Jan 1918 Helen Leddy has filed suit for divorce from Jas. Leddy.
  • 08 Jan 1918 Gertrude Fisher has been granted a divorce from her husband, Henry Fisher, on the grounds of abandonment and non-support.
  • 08 Jan 1918 Divorce complaint has been filed by Laura B. Loarine against Lawrence Loarine.
  • 09 Jan 1918 James Leddy has filed a cross-complaint for divorce from his wife, Helen Leddy, in which he alleges that his home ties were serene until a woman whose name is given as Ruth Riley, interfered and influenced his wife to leave him. Leddy claims that he did all in his power to make his home pleasant for his wife, but that she has refused to live with him, despite all of his entreaties to have he come back.
  • 11 Jan 1918 Truman C. McDonald has filed a cross-complaint for divorce from his wife, Ruth McDonald. He alleges that the wife treated his cruelly and that against his wishes and desires she left him; that he took her back on one occasion but that she remained at home only a few days and then left again, refusing to live with him.
  • 12 Jan 1918 May Fisher was granted a divorce from Andrew Fisher in the superior court. They were forbidden to marry again for two years.
  • 12 Jan 1918 Edith Horman has filed suit for divorce from her husband, William Horman. She claims inhuman treatment and non-support.
  • 16 Jan 1918 In the superior court Amanda E. Hayes vs. Thos. D. Hayes, complaint for divorce and verified petition for restraining order.
  • 16 Jan 1918 In superior court, Miles R. Tipton vs. Luna Tipton, divorce.
  • 16 Jan 1918 In superior court Nora Cramer vs. Martin Cramer divorce. Plaintiff gets $15 week alimony and custody of child.
  • 18 Jan 1918 In the superior court, Edith Millard has filed suit for divorce against her husband, Allen Millard. In the petition she states that Millard is her second husband. She has two children by her first husband, Henry and Lenore Eckerle, and that there were born to her second marriage two children. She says that her husband is making good wates and besides the custody of her children she wants $25 a week alimony, and that he be enjoined from receiving any money directly or indirectly from his present employes. She states in the petition that he is unfit to have custody of the childfen, and that she fears bodily harm from him.
  • 19 Jan 1918 Edith Humsher was granted a divorce from Sam S. Humsher in the superior court yesterday. She was also allowed to resume her maiden name of Sawyer.
  • 19 Jan 1918 Dessie Freidt was granted a divorce from Chas. Freidt.
  • 19 Jan 1918 The divorce proceedings of Grace and Joseph Gage were dismissed.
  • 19 Jan 1918 A. complaint was filed by Lucine Rohn against her husband, Chas. Rohn, of 310 DeWald street. In the petition the plaintiff says the defendant struck and beat her. On a former occasion she began proceedings, but her husband pleaded so hard that she withdrew the suit. She wants, aside from an absolute divorce, her maiden name of Overholver.
  • 19 Jan 1918 Henry F. Daugherty has filed papers for a divorce from Charlotte Daughtery. In the complaint the plaintiff avows that at the time they were married the defendant had another husband, that her husband's name was Ralph Tyner. He believed that she had secured a divorce previous to the time they were married. The plaintiff stated that they have not lived together since August, 1917.
  • 19 Jan 1918 Grace Miller has filed application for a divorce from George Miller. She charges cruelty and that he filed to provide for her and their child. She states that he is capable of making $60 a month and thinks that she should be granted alimony to the extent of $25 to $35 a month.
  • 20 Jan 1918 Lillian Lambrook has filed cross-complaint for divorce against her husband, Joseph Lambrook.
  • 22 Jan 1918 For the first time in the history of Fort Wayne or Allen county, a hospital room has been transferred into a court of justice. A few days ago Dessie Freidt was granted a divorce from Charles Freidt, the testimony being heard in room No. 39 at St. Joseph's hospital, before Judge Yaple and Louis F. Crosby, deputy prosecutor, and Hans Meland, who represented the plaintiff. The suir was filed several months ago, but was never disposed of. The woman took sick and feared she would die. In order to arrange her property so it would go to her brother, Henry Robinson, Judge Yaple and the attorneys went to the hospital. On attorney held up the woman's hand while she was sworn and then her testimony was taken. After hearing the evidence, Judge Yaple granted the decree.
  • 22 Jan 1918 The trial of Emma Schoopman vs. Ferdinand Schoopman, as a special case, was tried before Judge Eggeman. By reason of the prominence of both plaintiff and defendant the court room was filled with spectators who were interested in the case. In the petition the plaintiff awered that she was married to the defendant on the 6th. day of April, 1910, and that they had been living apart since October 25, 1917. That in the last four years of married life the defendant had made life miserable; "He was a continual nagger," she said. She further testified that defendant called her profane names, too vile to be mentioned. She also testified that he was an habitual drunkard and was under the influence of liquor the greater part of his time. Divorce was granted and $3,000 alimony allowed.
  • 22 Jan 1918 Joseph Lambrook has filed a cross-complaint for divorce from Lillian Lambrook. Press reports has it that Mrs. Lambrook has filed cross-complaint against him.
  • 23 Jan 1918 Harry Daugherty has asked the court to annul his marriage with Charlotte Daugherty. They were married last June. He states that his wife supposed that her marriage to Ralph Tyler has been annulled. In November it was brought to her attention that her first marriage had not been annulled.
  • 23 Jan 1918 A suit for divorce is Grace Miller vs. George Miller. The plaintiff avers that they were married June 2, of last year, and that her husband has been cruel to her, and that he has been associating with other women, and that he drinks too much.
  • 23 Jan 1918 A divorce was granted Marth Nannett from her former husband Harold Nannett.
  • 25 Jan 1918 Dora Fosnaugh, whose husband is reputed to be quite wealthy, has brought action for divorce and aside from that she wants $20,000 alimony. She asks besides a divorce a restraining order to prohibit him from disposing of his money in the Citizens Trust company bank and of other property he possesses, and that he be restrained from coming near her or allowed to come on the premises at R. R. No. 7, Fort Wayne. In the petition she avers that she was married to the defendant February 14, 1886, and that they lived together until January 23, 1918. For the last two years they have not lived happily; he was cruel and inhuman; he refused to speak to her for weeks at a time, and abused her in the presence of relatives and friends, she says. She further says that he has not contributed to her support for a number of years and as a result she has been forced to work and earn money enought with which to cloth herself. She also states that defendant possesses an ungovernable temper.
  • 25 Jan 1918 Zur Smith wants a divorce from his wife, Marie Smith. They only tasted the fruits of matrimony from Nov. 27 to New Year's day, 1918. He claims that she associates with other men and that she has strange men coming to their home during his absence and that she attended dance halls.
  • 25 Jan 1918 Helen Semon was granted a divorce from Si Semon.
  • 25 Jan 1918 Mildren Miller was granted a divorce from Fred E. Miller.
  • 25 Jan 1918 Jennie Pierce has filed suit for divorce against her husband, Thomas Pierce. She says that he was terribly cruel. He mistreated her and she cannot live with him any longer.
  • 25 Jan 1918 Waldo Boussum against Susan Boussum, defendant was granted a divorce on cross-complaint. Plaintiff was granted custody of child and alimony of $16 a month for support.
  • 25 Jan 1918 Nina Lohman sues Elmer Lohman, a salesman with the Ligget Meyers Tobacco company, for separate support. Since their marriage in 1910, Nina avers that she has been obliged to work from time to time in order to maintain the home. She asks for an allowance of $15 a week.
  • 25 Jan 1918 Loella Johnson has commenced suit against her husband, Edward, for separate support, alleging that he earns $150 a month as a trainman with the Pennsylvania Railway company. They have three children, the eldest of which is in the national army. They separated last August, and during the twenty years of married life he has failed and neglected to support her or maintain a home for the family the complait says. She asks for $20 a week.
  • 26 Jan 1918 Goldie Kiser has lost all faith in her husband, Walter, and cannot bear to live with him any longer. She states in her petition for divorce that he is cruel and treated her inhumanely. In her petition she states that he has property to the extent of $5,000, and an income of probably $2,000 and thinks that she should receive as balm to a broke heart the sum of $3,000. She also desires the custody of the children.
  • 26 Jan 1918 Winnifred Allen has filed suit for divorce against her husband, Avie Allen. She claims that he is an habitual drunkard and that he has failed to support her. She also appeals for an allowance and a restraining order so that he may not squander his salary.
  • 26 Jan 1918 Eva M. Yaiana has aksed a restraining order against her husband Sylvester Yaiana. She claims that her husband treats her cruelly and that he drinks.
  • 26 Jan 1918 C. Fred L. Gerke evidently does not favor a wife with puglistic proclivities. In his pertition for limited separation, he states that his wife, Minnie Gerke, struck and threatened to kill him, that she attempted to stab him and did pour hot water over him, and then to make matters worse Minnie's mother ordered him out of the house.
  • 26 Jan 1918 Major Davis has filed complaint for divorce. In his petition he states that his wife, Louisa Davis, has a quick temper and that she associates with immoral women.
  • 26 Jan 1918 Ferba Cooper vs. Russel Cooper is another complaint filed for divorce. It is the same old stofy of man's duplicity with her, and she asks the court to give her her liberty.
  • 29 Jan 1918 The winter's blasts did not mar the happiness of Zur W. Smith and Marie Smith, so last November they went to Hillsdale and were married. Now the dream of love has been cruelly ended and divorce proceedings have begun. Zur wants a divorce and so does Marie and she has filed a cross-complaint. She states that he represented himself as one of the high officials in a prominent bank of Fort Wayne, and among other things that he was the proud possessor of two high-powered autos. That besides this he owned extensive properties in Alabama and that if things and sorroundings became distasteful to her they would no to that state. She says in the cross-petition that he promised her everything that she wanted. All this dream resolved itself into the fact that he was an employe of the Bass Foundry and Machine works. She believes that besides the divorce she is entitled to part of his salary, and in consequence has added a restraining order to the complaint for divorce.
  • 30 Jan 1918 Martin Genth wants a divorce from his wife, Hattie. He thinks that she a entirely too quarrelsome and worse, when he was tendered a fine position in another city she refused to go with him. They have a child and he desires the custody of it.
  • 30 Jan 1918 Katherine Ulrey says that her husband, Charles, is terribly cruel and treats her inhumanly, and she would be better off single, so she has filed suit for divorce.
  • 30 Jan 1918 Divorce was granted Mabel Peiper against John Peiper.
  • 30 Jan 1918 Cordelia Sordelet was granted a divorce from her husband, Frank Sordelet, in superior court yesterday.
  • 31 Jan 1918 Edna Dunn has filed suit for divorce. She was married to Edgar Dunn August 6, 1908. She states in her petition that she has not lived with defendant since January 9, 1918. She finds fault with her husband because he is given to nagging and fault finding. She also states that she is the mother of his two children and thinks that he is not a proper person to care for them and asks for the custody of them.
  • 31 Jan 1918 Clyde Hamilton wants a divorce from Florence Hamilton. They were married in July, 1916, and separated November 6, 1917. Plaintiff states that defendant actually cursed him, and that she was cruel and inhuman to him. To cap the climas she told him to leave the house and not to live longer with her.
  • 31 Jan 1918 Peter G. Becker is suing Lulu for a divorce because of her neglect and cruelty. Peter states in his petition that she will not perform the duties of a wife and so he wants the marital know severed.
  • 31 Jan 1918 Winifred E. Redding is suing her husband, E. D. Redding, for a divorce. They were married Septembe 16, 1903. On January 8 he abandoned plaintiff. She states that he has only in a very imperfect manner done anything towards her support, and to make reasonable provision for her.
  • 31 Jan 1918 Katherine Ulrey vs. Chas. Ulrey is another case filed for divorce. It's the same old story as far as the complaint against her husband is concerned; he treated her cruelly and inhumanly. As he has a good job firing a locomotive on the L. E. & W. railway and receives $100 a month, Katherine thinks that he should share with her, so has asked for a restraining order.
  • 31 Jan 1918 Levia Hawkins, colored, was granted a divorce from Una, colored.

  • 01 Feb 1918 Jennie Boldt filed suit for divorce against her husband, Henry. She states that she was married, to the defendant March 24, 1915. Since then he has proved cruel and has often treated her inhumanly, even going so far as to call her vile and profane names, so vile that they are not fit to publish, the complaint says. That he has threatened the life of plaintiff. She states that he is a German by birth and has frequently made remarks against the United States and the government. She does not think that he is a fit person to care for their child, and has on occasions taken the baby out of its mother's arms and thrown it a distance of ten feet, she alleges. Defendant lives at 1508 High street and is employed at the Eckart Packing company. He gets $21 a week and she asks the court for a restraining order so that her may not make away with his earnings.
  • 01 Feb 1918 Edna Nitz has been granted a divorce from Gus Nitz by proceedings in the superior court.
  • 02 Feb 1918 Ethel V. Sterling has filed a complaint against her husband Clarence for divorce. She claims that hubby deserted her without couse, in violation of marital obligations and that he was guilty of cruel and inhuman treatment; that he failed to provide a home for her, and that he cursed and struck her with his fists. Through this she suffered from nervous breakdown. She states that her husband is employed by the Wabash railroad and earns from $100 to $150 a month. She asks with the decree $1,000 alimony in payments of ten dollars a week.
  • 02 Feb 1918 Clarence Patterson wants a separation from his wife, Clara. He states that they were married in March, 1913, and all went well until March 15, 1917, when she began to treat him in a cruel and inhuman manner. He claims that she would stay out all night, without giving reason or cause, and that she was attentive to other men and allowed them to bring liquor to her rooms during his absence, and worst of all she refused to prepare and cook his meals.
  • 02 Feb 1918 Gracie Beck was married to George A. Beck in March, 1911, and they lived together with happiness and love until Aubust 2, 1917, then George began acting up and she charges him with cruel and inhuman treatment; refusing to support her and calling her vile, indecent and obscene names.
  • 02 Feb 1918 Mary E. Cross filed a petition for divorce against her hubby William. She states that they were married in July, 1913, at Van Wert, Ohio, and lived together until March 7, 1917, and that he cursed, beat and treated her cruelly. She was compelled to undergo medical treatment through his abuse.
  • 02 Feb 1918 Charles Double has been granted a divorce from Alma Double.
  • 02 Feb 1918 Edna Nitz has been granted a divorce from Gus Nitz.
  • 03 Feb 1918 Petition was filed yesterday by Catherine Smead against Walter, her husband. She tells a dismal tale of woe. Walter and Catherine were married in November, 1910, and on February 1, 1917, the conduct of the defendant was such that she was obliged to leave him, because he treated her in such a cruel and inhuman way. On January 18, the plaintiff avers, that he struck her, for no reason, and struck her with his fist and with all his strength. The blow landed on her left arm and rendered that member useless. At the same time he told her to leave the house and that she could not stay another night, the complaint recites. In all the years that they were married she was forced to work for others, she says. In this petition she states that defendant works for the General Electric company, and that they live at 1219 High street; that he has threatened to sell the household goods and so she asks the court for a restraining order.
  • 06 Feb 1918 Louise Grashoff has filed petition for divorce from her husband, Benjamin. She states that they were married January 29, 1917, and until February 2, 1918, their path was strewn with the proverbial bed of roses. He began to use intoxicants to excess, and for which he spent the greated part of his earnings and even compelled plaintiff to secure employment at various times, in order to maintain and support herself. He used vile, abusive and indecent language to her, and worst of all, she states, that he has been keeping company with and spending a portion of his earnings with a certain married woman who resides in the neighborhood. She states that her husband has often boasted to her of associating with this woman.
  • 06 Feb 1918 Marion W. Calvin wants a divorce from his wife, Clara. In the complaint he says they were married in August, 1909, and lived together until January, 1917. In the latter part of this time she was guilty of cruel and inhuman treatment and he claims that defendant called plaintiff vile and indecent names and swore and cursed at him, and now she has abandoned him and is living with one Henry Strock, with whom she has lived about a year. He states that he had requested her to return to her home, but she refused to do so. The defendant has frequently been in the company of other men and has frequented places of amusement, staying out late at night, the complaint says. He further states that defendant is not a fit person to care for their child and prays the court that he may be granted its custody.
  • 06 Feb 1918 In the superior court Edith Travis was granted a divorce from Walter. Her maiden name of Long was restored to her.
  • 06 Feb 1918 Irving P. Derr was granted a divorce from Edith R. Derr. He was also granted the custody of the child.
  • 08 Feb 1918 Minnie R. Frey has filed complaint for divorce against her husband. In the petition she states that they were married in 1902, and lived together until February 6, 1918. Before she left him she was treated very cruelly and inhumanly, she says. She goes further and says that he often called her vile and foul names. She says that previously she applied for divorce but he importuned, begged, coaxed and supplicated her to return to him, and that she did because she thought he would keep his word. Plaintiff states that on February 6, 1918, defendant struck and beat her. In the petition she states that defendant earns $16 a week and she asks that he be restrained from spending all his money, pending action of this suit. They have three children; Jerome E, aged 13; George H, ages 11, and Ruth Ann, ages 14. She prays that she may have the custody of these children.
  • 08 Feb 1918 Hanna Stout was granted a divorce from John M. Stout, in the superior court.
  • 09 Feb 1918 In the superior court Jennie Boldt was denied a divorce.
  • 12 Feb 1918 Howard C. Sargent has filed a complaint for divorce from his wife, Mary. He claims that she has called him vile in indecent names, too vile, in fact to set down in this complaint. He accuses her of being addicted to drink, and is often in an intoxicated condition, and at divers times struck and beat plaintiff and that on a number of time she had plaintiff arrested without cause. He further says that she was guilty of other things unbecoming a wife and mother, and that it is impossible to live with her. He wants custody of their two children.
  • 12 Feb 1918 Rosey E. Young was granted a divorce from Charles H. Young in superior court yesterday.
  • 13 Feb 1918 In the superior court, Fred Gerke vs. Minnie Gerke, for divorce, dismissed.
  • 14 Feb 1918 Augusta Gassert has commenced suit against Nicholas Gassert for divorce. She states that he has treated her cruelly, whipping her and calling her abusive names. She asks $5 a week from Gassert towards her support during pendency of the case, and further asks for a restraining order to keep him from selling household goods at their home.
  • 15 Feb 1918 Elmer Lohman has commenced suit for divorce from his wife Nina. He claims that they separated last November, saying that he could not bear her abusive treatment.
  • 15 Feb 1918 Truman McDonald was granted a divorce from Ruth McDonald on his cross complaint.
  • 16 Feb 1918 Lillian Lambrook has dismissed her suit for divorce from Joseph Lambrook.
  • 17 Feb 1918 Ruby E. Williams has commenced suit for divorce from Denny Williams, charging her husband with cruelty and desertion and infidelity.
  • 19 Feb 1918 A suit for divorce and $5,000 alimony has been filed by Blanche Ruchel against Charles Ruchel. She charges cruel and inhuman treatment, and asks for the restoration of her maiden name, Wyatt.
  • 19 Feb 1918 Nina Lohman has dismissed her case against Elmer Lohman for divorce.
  • 20 Feb 1918 Blanche Pearl Ruchel has filed suit for divorce from Charles W. Ruchel. She says that he has deserted her, and has failed to provide for her. She claims that he has treated her cruelly and has cursed her. She also asks the court for an order restraining the Sterling Sales company and her husband, from disposing of stock with Ruchel has in the company.
  • 20 Feb 1918 William Weber wants his marriage to Irene Daler annulled. He says that she claimed he was the father of her child, and he states he is not.
  • 20 Feb 1918 Callistus Harber has commenced suit againt Loretta Harber, Peter Speelmon and Martha Speelmon. He claims that the Speelmon couple, parents of his wife, Loretta, have illegally restrained his wife and daughter from living with him. He asks for a writ of habeas corpus, and the court has ordered that the child be brought before the court at 10 o'clock Friday morning.
  • 21 Feb 1918 Thomas March has commenced suit for divorce from Cornelia. He says she stays out late at nights, and curses him and strickes him, all for no reason.
  • 21 Feb 1918 Pearl O. Carpenter wants a divorce from Raymond, who, she says, has deserted her, and has never supported her.
  • 21 Feb 1918 Archie Castret says that Norma, his wife, deserted him in Aubust, 1916, and asks for a divorce.
  • 22 Feb 1918 Ada Lamb is asking for a divorce from William S. Lamb, and asks for a restraining order to keep him from drawing money owed to him by the city, and a like order to keep the city from paying the money to him. She charges cruelty and neglect, and asks for $12 a week and $500 alimony from him towards her support.
  • 22 Feb 1918 Lillian Oswald has commenced suit against John Oswald. She says he has treated her cruelly, and has not supported her and the children. She asks custody of the children and $50 per month alimony.
  • 23 Feb 1918 Myrtle Weigman has commenced suit for divorce from her husband, Charles Weigman. She claims he is an habiutal drunkard, and is cruel to her. She asks $1,000 alimony.
  • 23 Feb 1918 Frank Pickard wants a divorce from Bertha Pickard. He says she deceived him, telling him that her child was his, when in fact it is not.
  • 23 Feb 1918 Divorce is asked from Gust Cannon by Dilia Cannon. She charges him with being a drunk and says he has not supported her.
  • 24 Feb 1918 Charlotte Vaughn has filed suit for divorce from Harry Vaughn, whose romance was short-lived. They were married last November, and December they separated. She charges cruelty and drunkenness on the part of the defendant.
  • 24 Feb 1918 Sophia Clark, who say Joseph has been cruel, and negligent in the way of supporting her has filed suit for divorce. She also asks for the custody of two children.
  • 24 Feb 1918 Hazel Nelson has commenced suit against William for divorce, charging him with being drunk and threatening to kill her. He finally deserted her, she says.
  • 24 Feb 1918 Ida Lewis is the defendant in a suit for divorce filed by her husband, Lowell Lewis. He says that she has refusted to come to Fort Wayne with him, saying that she wanted to live in a "livelier city." He adds that she has been cruel to him and recently deserted him.
  • 26 Feb 1918 Edna Lannon, in suing Otto Lannon for divorce, states in her complaint, that he has been so cruel to her that at one time, February 20, neighbors called the police to stop the marital troubles of the couple. She charges Otto with drunkenness and says that he has often stated that he doesn't care for her. She asks for an injunction against the defendant, and further appeals for an order enjoining the Pennsylvania company from paying his wages, and a like order to keep him from drawing his pay.
  • 26 Feb 1918 Mary Grodrain has been granted a divorce from William Grodrain. The restoration of her maiden name, Bickell, was also granted.
  • 27 Feb 1918 Edna Hoffman has filed compliant for divorce against her husband, Henry Hoffman. Mrs. Hoffman states that they were married in Fort Wayne, in July, 1917, and that they lived together until July 17, of the same year. He was cruel and inhuman, she alleges.
  • 27 Feb 1918 In the case of Campbell vs. Campbell, in superior court, a decree of divorce was granted.
  • 28 Feb 1918 Frank Berkshire asks for a divorce from Felbia Berkshire. He states in his complaint that she has been cruel to him and that she has been arrested for indecency.
  • 28 Feb 1918 Flora Hammon has commenced suit for divorce against William Hammon. The plaintiff charges Hammon with false accusations against her, and with associating with other women.
  • 28 Feb 1918 Mary Murphy filed suit against William Murphy, charging non-support and cruelty.
  • 28 Feb 1918 Helen Byrd has commenced suit against William Byrd. She charges him with cruelty and drunkenness.
  • 28 Feb 1918 Ida Hamilton has filed suit for divorce against William E. Hamilton. She states that he has been unfaithful, and has failed to support her. She also avers that he has been arrested and convicted of assault and battery, and she can no longer live with him. She also asks for the restoration of her maiden name, Miller.
  • 28 Feb 1918 Frances Lubenjans has been granted a divorce from J. G. Lubenjans, and has been awarded the custody of the three children.

  • 01 Mar 1918 Emma C. Brand has commenced suit for divorce against Scott Brand. She says he has been cruel and inhuman and drinks to excess. She asks alimony in the sum of $1,500.
  • 01 Mar 1918 Jenverva Stickley was yesterday granted a divorce from Earl E. Stickley, and was awarded the custody of the child. The court also rendered judgement to the effect that $20 per month is to be paid by Stickley, towards the support of mother and child, and that the divorcee may keep all household goods.
  • 01 Mar 1918 Joseph Lambrook was yesterday granted a divorce from Lillian Lambrook on his cross-complaint.
  • 02 Mar 1918 Lee Monro states in his divorce complaint, that his wife, Anneta, does not care for him, and that they separated in December, 1917.
  • 02 Mar 1918 Christian Benton wants a divorce from Roy Benton. She charges abusive treatment.
  • 02 Mar 1918 Alice M. Bohen has been granted a divorce from Henry M. Bohen.
  • 02 Mar 1918 Verna Kelley has been granted a divorce from Claude Kelly. Her maiden name (Mann) was restored.
  • 02 Mar 1918 Ida Miller has been granted a divorce from Frank B. Miller.
  • 02 Mar 1918 The habeas corpus suit filed by Calistus Harber against his wife, Lauretta, has been on trial for the last two day in the circuit court before Judge Eggeman. Mr. Harber is seeking the custody of his two-year-old daughter, Thelma. Mrs. Harber and her husband parted last May and the child has been with the mother since that ime. Mrs. Harber claims that she could not get alon with her husband's parents and that she wanted her husband to move away from his father's farm, but instead of moving to some other place he built a house on the same farm only a few feet away from her father-in-law's house. The Harbers are residing on the Bluffton road in Pleasant township and Mrs. Lauretta is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Speelmen, Michigan avenue, Fort Wayne, and shee and the child Thelma are now residing with them.
  • 03 Mar 1918 In the third day of the trial of Calistus Harber against Loretta Harber et. al., in which the plaintiff is trying to get his wife and child to live with him again, and who charges his wife's parents with unlawfully restraining Mrs. Harber and the child from living with Harber, Judge Eggeman yesterday delivered an instructive lecture to the two young people. "It is not right," he said, "that the court should take away a child from the mother. Yet let us look at the other side; here is a father doing everything in his power to discharge the duties of a parent, and as a husband he is doing all that he can. This case will not be finally disposed by the court; the court rules that the child shall live with its mother until May 1, upon which date the child shall be produced in court. From that date unntil the third of September, the child shall live with its father, and on September 3, the child shall again be produced in court. In the meantime, I hope that the little differences - for that is all that they are, I am sure - will be adjusted, and that the parents of this woman, and the friends of these two will do all that they can to being the defendant and the plaintiff to a perfect understanding. Divorce is not lightly to be considered. While his child is living with its mother, and later with it father, I shall keep in touch with the facts of the case, throught my officers, who will adivse me as to the treatment the child is receiving. And now it is up to the parents to forget their misunderstandings, for the sake of the child."
  • 03 Mar 1918 Herbert H. Tons is suing Catherine Tons for divorce. He alleges cruelty and infidelity and asks for the custody of the child.
  • 04 Mar 1918 When the police were called to the home of Dallas Creighton to investigate his choking Mrs. Creighton, he claimed that he was having "nightmares" His final delirium has resulted in his leaving home with his wife's watch and money and she has filed an affidavit against him for desertion.
  • 04 Mar 1918 Perry Johnson tore his wife's clothes and was altogether too rough; wherefore, Minnie Johnson is suing him for divorce. The custody of one child and support is asked.
  • 06 Mar 1918 Complaint was filed in Superior court by James M. Johnson, against his wife, Leonora Johnson. It seems that Leonora's manner of living did not come up to the exact principles as set down by James. He states that she treated him cruelly, that after living together for a few years, she neglected her household duties and then left him entirely. He petitions the court to five him the custody of their two children, Bernice and Virgil, claiming that she is not a proper person to care for them.
  • 06 Mar 1918 Minnie Johnson filed suit for divorce from Perry J. Johnson. She lays claim to the fact that Perry uses intoxicants to excess, and that on divers occasions he has come home and started in to originate a rough house, even going so far as to break up the furniture. He has even destroyed her clothing, she says. They have a child, Emmitt, and the wife prays the court to give him into her custody, claiming that the father is not a fit person to care for a child. She also wants $500 alimony.
  • 06 Mar 1918 Hazel Fitzmaurice has filed a complaint for divorce as well as a restraining order against John Fitzmaurice. They were married May 5, 1917, and they lived amid the atmosphere of love and happiness for just a little while short of a year, or to be exact, until March 2. Hazel states in the petition that he never did support her, and that he was given to strong drink; was habitually intoxicated, and that he gambled. In the restraining order she begs the court for such an order so that she will not be in danger of bodily harm. She is fearful that he will carry into effect threats that he has made against her.
  • 06 Mar 1918 Pearl Lersch was granted a divorce from her husband, Anthony Lersch. She was also given her maiden name of Murry.
  • 07 Mar 1918 The superior court yesterday granted a divorce to Clara Risser from Clarence D. Risser, and granted a restoration of her maiden name, Marshall.
  • 07 Mar 1918 The divorce complaint of Flora Hammon versus William Hammon was dismissed.
  • 07 Mar 1918 Nehemiah asks for a divorce from Luella Gaskill, alleging cruelty on the part of the defendant and desertion.
  • 09 Mar 1918 Lena Harrell's temper is too much for Joseph Harrell, so he has filed suit for divorce against her.
  • 10 Mar 1918 Mayme Laemmerman has commenced suit against Sylvester Laemmerman for divorce. She alleges cruelty on the part of the defendant. Twenty dollars a month support is asked and custody of a child.
  • 10 Mar 1918 Landford C. Schepperd has been granted a divorce from Anna Schepperd.
  • 10 Mar 1918 The case of Blanche Ruchel against Charles Ruchel has been dismissed.
  • 12 Mar 1918 Alleging cruelty towards him, and infidelity, Fred Buesching has commenced suit for divorce against Olive Buesching.
  • 12 Mar 1918 Mahlon J. Wilcox was granted a divorce from Viola Wilcox, and was allowed the custody of the minor chilld, Vivian.
  • 12 Mar 1918 Verna L. Davis has been granted a divorce from George Davis.
  • 13 Mar 1918 Harry Shaw has filed complaint for divorce against his wife, Rosa Shaw. From what he says she must be pugillstically inclined; she struck at him and then tried to use a knife.
  • 14 Mar 1918 Because Charles Stultz has been under the influence of liquor, and is cruel, according to the allegations of Lillian Stultz, he is named as defendant in a divorce suit brought against him.
  • 14 Mar 1918 Allen Lawrence has commenced suit for divorce against Ida Lawrence, alleging that she squanders his money, and that she threatens selling the household effects.
  • 14 Mar 1918 Thomas Smith has been granted a divorce from Anna Smith.
  • 14 Mar 1918 Ethel Jenkins, in circuit court yesterday, was granted a divorce from Charles Jenkins.
  • 15 Mar 1918 Myra Pattee asks a divorce from Harrison D. Pattee charging cruel and abusive treatment and adding a charge of drunkenness in her complaint. She also asks the custody of two children.
  • 15 Mar 1918 Emma Hoehne has commenced suit against Adolph Hoehne charging cruel and abusive treatment, and asks for reasonalbe alimony.
  • 15 Mar 1918 Louise Sordelet in her complaint against Clarence Sordelet, says he has an ungovernable temper.
  • 15 Mar 1918 Charles E. Johnson married to Ruby Johnson in November, now wants a divorce, sayings she is cruel to him.
  • 15 Mar 1918 Mary E. Young was granted a divorce from Julius C. Young, on her cross complaint.
  • 15 Mar 1918 Catherine Dolman was granted a divorce from Charles Dolman.
  • 15 Mar 1918 Laura B. Lauraine was granted a divorce from Lawrence N. Lauraine.
  • 16 Mar 1918 Iva Chimcoe has filed suit for divorce against Bert Chimcoe. She charges cruelty, and asks for the custody of the minor child and alimony in the sum of $1,000.
  • 16 Mar 1918 Josephine Hafner has been granted a divorce from Moses Hafner. She has also been granted the custody of four children for 30 days, after which time the father may have the custody until further order of the court. Mrs. Hafner was also rendered judgement in alimony in the sum of $500, and Hafner was ordered to pay $9.50 a week towards the support of the children for the 30 days of the mother's custody of them.
  • 17 Mar 1918 Catherine Gumpert has been granted a divorce from Charles W. Gumpert.
  • 17 Mar 1918 Everetta Brown has been granted a divorce from Harry C. Brown.
  • 17 Mar 1918 Thomas Smith, on his cross-complaint, was granted a divorce from Anna C. Smith.
  • 17 Mar 1918 Lillian Shaw was granted a divorce from Benjamin Shaw on her cross-complaint.
  • 17 Mar 1918 Wesley France has commenced suit for divorce against Catherine France.
  • 17 Mar 1918 Effie Buhr was granted a divorce from Ernest Buhr, and was given the custody of two children. Four were sent to the county orphanage.
  • 17 Mar 1918 Elsie Young has been granted a divorce from Martin Young.
  • 19 Mar 1918 Cora D. Wilson has filed suit for divorce from Talbott Wilson. She also files an application for a restraining order and an allowance. She was married to defendant in Septenber, 1916, and lived with him until March of this year and then the trouble began.
  • 19 Mar 1918 Mary Webster has filed suit against Ira Webster. Mrs. Webster states that she was married to the defendant March 29, 1916, and lived with the husband until March, 1918. She says that he is a spendthrift. She begs for a restraining order stating that her husband is an employe of Horton Manufacturing company and that he gets fifteen to eighteen dollars a week. She is agraid that Ira will encumber his wages unless there is a restraining order issued.
  • 19 Mar 1918 Effie D. Lauterberg wants a divorce from Otto Lauterberg. She states that in all things she has been a dutiful wife and fully complied with her marital contract. While he has been just the reverse.
  • 19 Mar 1918 Matilda Freiburger is another who wants a divorce from her husband, Clementine. She states in the petition that he drinks excessively and that he has accused her of associating with other men. She asks for temporary alimony and costs of action.
  • 19 Mar 1918 The case of Myrtle A Martin versus Hugh Martin for divorce was dismissed.
  • 19 Mar 1918 Sam B. Wood was granted a divorce from Flora May Wood. Neither party can intermary for a term of two years.
  • 20 Mar 1918 Myrtle A. Martin has filed complaint for divorce from Hugh L. Martin. She states they were married in March, 1906, and lived together until September, 1915; after that life with him was unbearable; he threatened to kill her, and struck her and pulled her hair, she says. She asks for divorce, $2,000 alimony and the care and control of their two children, Flossie, aged 11, and Mildren, aged 9 years, as well as judgement for costs.
  • 20 Mar 1918 In the case of Minnie F. Hogsten vs. James W. Hogsten, divorce was granted.
  • 20 Mar 1918 In the case of Henry Warnke vs. Anne Warnke, divorce granted.
  • 20 Mar 1918 Cora Sterlin vs. Edgar Sterlin, complain was dismissed.
  • 20 Mar 1918 Charles W. Noll vs. Iva Noll, complaint was dismissed.
  • 20 Mar 1918 Gerry Derricksen vs. Agnes Derricksen, complaint was dismissed.
  • 20 Mar 1918 Mary Grodrian vs. William Grodrian, complaint was dismissed.
  • 20 Mar 1918 Charles E. Zuber vs. Hattie Zuber, complaint was dismissed.
  • 20 Mar 1918 Mary Pollas vs. Nick Pollas, complaint was dismissed.
  • 21 Mar 1918 Amanda E. Hays was granted a divorce from Thomas D. Hayes in superior court yesterday.
  • 22 Mar 1918 Ralph E. Potterfield is seekings a divorce from Silverine Potterfield. He alleges that she has been cruel to him and their monor child, and that she is guilty of infidelity. He also asks for the custody of the child.
  • 22 Mar 1918 William Brown is defendant in a divorce case brought against him by his wife, Bertha Brown. She charges him with failure to provide for herself and four children, and with cruel and inhuman treatment. She asks for $9 a week support pending trial of her suit and for other proper relief.
  • 23 Mar 1918 Pearl Axsom is suing George Axsom for divorce. She alleges cruelty, and failure to provide, and asks $15 a week pending the trial of the case, and for a restraining order to keep him from visiting their home and from selling household goods now in the home.
  • 24 Mar 1918 Louise W. Hille has commenced suit for divorce against Henry C. Hille, charging him with cruelty and failure to provide for herself and children.
  • 26 Mar 1918 The defendant in the case of Ray T. Perriguey against Bernice K. Perriguey, says in her corss-complaint that the plaintiff is possessed of an ungovernable temper, and has at time failed to provide for her.
  • 26 Mar 1918 Lena Johnell, charging William Johnell with cruelty, has commenced suit against him for divorce. She asks the custody of a minor child.
  • 26 Mar 1918 Elmer C. Shirey has commenced suit for divorce against Margaret A. Shirey. They were married March 6 and separated March 21.
  • 27 Mar 1918 Emma Beard has filed compliant against her husband, Perry Beard, for divorce, custody of her children and a restraining order. She claims that she was married to the defendant in September, 1898, and that they lived together until September, 1917. She states that he has often threatened to injure her.
  • 30 Mar 1918 Maud Steger has filed complaint for divorce from her husband, Theodore, who is employed by the Wabash railway. She avers that she was married to the defendant February 19, 1916, and that she lived with him for about two years. She states that he choked and struck her. She further says that her husband is an able-bodied man and that he earns $11 a month and on this account she asks for a restraining order, so that he may not spend all his money.
  • 30 Mar 1918 Blanch Smith is tired of married life and has filed a complaint against her husband, Oscar Roy Smith. She states that she has been forced to work and support herself, and as he is able-bodied, she doesn't believe that it is fair, especially when he get $100 a month. She also sues for order granting support and attorney's fees.
  • 31 Mar 1918 Christ Smith wants a divorce from his wife, Adeline Smith. After twenty-four years of married life, and with a family of four children, Christ wants to begin all over again. He claims that his wife is cruel and inhuman.
  • 31 Mar 1918 Frank Kirk has filed complaint and wants divorce from his wife Blanch. He states that she is very cruel and inhuman.

  • 03 Apr 1918 Ora L. Kitsmiller has filed complaint for divorce against his Gladys. The petition states that they were married January 30, 1918 and lived together until March, 1918. He states that the cause for asking divorce is that she boasted that she had given birth to a child of which plaintiff was not the father. She stated, so the petition says, that she did not love him and never would and that all she married him for was to give a name to her child.
  • 03 Apr 1918 Marie Stark is suing for divorce from her husband, Erwin. They were married April, 1917. She states in her petition that he curses her and has struck her again and again. She also states that he used intoxicating liquors.
  • 03 Apr 1918 In superior court yesterday, Peter Beckas was granted a divorce from Lula Beckas.
  • 04 Apr 1918 Ellen Loomis has filed complaint for divorce against Benjamin Loomis. She charges him with cruel and inhuman treatment. Custody of the minor child is asked.
  • 05 Apr 1918 Mamie Lytle has commenced suit against Jasper D. Lytle for divorce, charging him with cruelty and non-support. She also asks $1,000 alimony.
  • 05 Apr 1918 Alleging that he pulled her hair, threw water on her, shook her and was otherwise cruel to her, Grace Eyler has commenced suit against John A. Eyler. She also asks for reasonalbe alimony.
  • 06 Apr 1918 Blanche Smith has commenced suit against Oscar Roy Smith for divorce, charging him with cruelty and failure to provide for her.
  • 06 Apr 1918 Oletha C. Evans charges George A. Evans with failing to support herself and children in her divorce complaint. She asks for custody of the two children and reasonable support.
  • 06 Apr 1918 In the superior court Winifred E. Redding was granted a divorce from L. D. Redding.
  • 06 Apr 1918 The case of Christine Benton against Roy V. Benton was dismissed in superior court.
  • 09 Apr 1918 Sarah C. Odel, charging Freeman Odel with cruelty, has commenced suit against him for divorce.
  • 11 Apr 1918 A divorce was granted in the superior court Wednesday to Mary Clark from Theodore Clark, including a decree for the payment of $3 weekly alimony to the plaintiff.
  • 11 Apr 1918 The suit for divorce of Mamie Lytle from Jasper D. Lytle was dismissed in the superior court Wednesday.
  • 11 Apr 1918 A divorce has been granted to Mrs. Florence Dittoe from Peter Dittoe.
  • 12 Apr 1918 Mary Brown has filed suit in the superior court asking to be divorced from her husband, William Brown. She alleges failure to provide and asks the restoration of her maiden name.
  • 13 Apr 1918 In the superior court Friday a divorce was granted to Eunice Fleschner from Toby Fleschner with restoration to the plaintiff of her maiden name, Taylor.
  • 13 Apr 1918 Nellie Hensinger was granted a divorce in the superior court Friday from George Hensinger with restoration to her maiden name, Hobin.
  • 17 Apr 1918 John H. Huntington has filed an action for divorce against his wife, Lulu E. Huntington and alleges cruel, inhuman treatment, specifying that his spouse was absurdly jealous and came to his office and ordered all of his help to leave.
  • 17 Apr 1918 Alma Van Horn has filed a suit in the superior court against her husband, William Van Horn, making his employers the Brown Trucking company, co-defendants and alleging that unless enjoined by the court she fears he will kill her. Plaintiff's petition sets forth that defendant has cursed and abused her and beaten her when she was ill and repeatedly threatened her life. She alleges that upon one occasion he took a hatchet to bed with him, delcaring his intention to kill her. She contends that he is employed by the co-defendant company and has money now due him and prays that the said co-defendant company be called to court to answer as to the amount in their possession due the defendant and further asks alimony to the amount of $8 a week.
  • 17 Apr 1918 The suit filed in the superior court by Jessie Johnson for divorce from John T. Johnson was dismissed Tuesday.
  • 17 Apr 1918 The divorce suit filed by Henry Williams against Clementine Williams has been dismissed.
  • 19 Apr 1918 Margaret Beck has filed suit in the circuit court for divorce from her husband, Ross J. Beck. She alleges abandonment and asks the custody of a minor child.
  • 20 Apr 1918 A modification of former decree was issued in the superior court by Judge Yaple Friday in the case of Hugh Selternright who secured a divorce from his wife Anna some time ago, the custody of the three minor children, given to the wife in the original decree by the terms of the modification, reverts to Selternright. The wife married again and has recently died.
  • 21 Apr 1918 A typical little Eva of the days when Uncle Tom's Cabin occupies the stage in every rural theatre, town hall and frequently in barns, was the plaintiff in a divorce case on trial before Judge Yaple, in the superior court, Saturday. The title of the case was Pearl O. Carpenter versus Raymond Carpenter, an action for divorce, and the plaintiff testified that she had played in East Lynn, Uncle Tom's Cabin, and had covered the rural circuits in states of the middle west as an emotional actress. As she appeared in the witness chair no make-up would have been required to call up the picture of the little Eva of the old barn-storming days, and her appearance greatly belied the age which she gave the court, which was 22. Under examination by Deputy Prosecutor Frank Hogan, she stated that amony the plays in which she has appeared was the famous play, "Divorced," a statement which in view of the situation at the moment, created a smile in the court room. When asked how long she has known her husband when she married him, she replied, "three weeks," and snother smile was in evidence, but the witness made no claims to have appeared in the cast of that recently popular play. After a portion of the evidence was heard, the cause was continued for further evidence.
  • 21 Apr 1918 Theodore Ebert was granted a divorce in superior court Saturday from his wife, Anna, and the custody of a ten-year-old child awarded to the wife. The plaintiff was ordered to pay $4 per week towards the child's support.
  • 23 Apr 1918 A divorce and the custody of three minor children was granted to Minnie Frye from George E. Frye in the superior court Monday morning.
  • 24 Apr 1918 The divorce suit of Effie Buhr against Ernest Buhr was dismissed in superior court Tuesday morning.
  • 24 Apr 1918 Charging that he represented himself the owner of a farm and that after she married him she found he had none and drank to excess and continually abused her, Cora I. Bohnke yesterday filed a suit for divorce against Fred H. Bohnke asking $25 per month alimony and $50 attorney fees.
  • 24 Apr 1918 Emma Niemeyer has filed suit for divorce in the superior court against her husband, Adolph Niemeyer, alleging cruel and inhuman treatment, setting forth in her petition that he beat her shortly prior to the birth of a child and that in fleeing from his threatened abuse on one accasion she fell down the stairway. She asks the custody of two minor children and petitions the court to order defendant to contribute justly to the support of his children.
  • 25 Apr 1918 Harry N. Gantz has filed complaint for divorce from his wife, Marce Gantz. He claims that she has associated with other men. They were married October 12, 1910, and separated April, 1917.
  • 27 Apr 1918 Alleging cruel and inhuman treatment toward herself and their two small children, Emma Rodenbeck has filed an action for divorce from her husband, Christ Rodenbeck. She asks the custody of the children and suitable allowance for their support.
  • 27 Apr 1918 Edna Dunn was granted a divorce in the superior court Friday from Edgar Dunn and the defendant ordered by the court to pay $7 per week alimony, effective from date.
  • 27 Apr 1918 Mary E. Cross was granted a divorce from her husband, William and restoration of her maiden name of Hughes.
  • 28 Apr 1918 A petition has been granted in the superior court for the annulment of the marriage of Harry F. Daugherty and Charlotte Daughterty on allegation that said Charlotte Daugherty was merried before she met Daugherty and had never been divorced and did not tell him about it. The previous marriage was contracted in another state.
  • 28 Apr 1918 Alleging that she nagged him and treated him with cruelty and threatened to do him bodily harm, William A. Wood has filed a complaint for divorce from Clara A. Wood. The husband says his wife repeatedly boasted of the merry times she had in wine rooms with giddy girls he objected to her associating with.
  • 30 Apr 1918 Lillian Smith has filed a complaint for divorce in the superior court against her husband, Charles Smith, and asks that the Lake Erie and Western Railway company be brought into court and enjoined from paying him any money due him as their employe until such relief has been granted as she prays the court to order. She alleges that her husband has been persistently guilty of cruelty and abuse toward her and asks for divorce, custody of their two minor children and support for herself and for them.
  • 30 Apr 1918 Ernest Merrit has filed suit in the superior court, asking for a divorce from Gary Merritt, alleging that she deserted him without cause and refused to live with him. They have on child.
  • 30 Apr 1918 A divorce complaint filed Monday in the superior court by Bertha Fahlsing against Ottimer Fahlsing sets forth that the husband has habitually beaten plaintiff up and cursed her and questioned her chastity, and that she fears if not retrained and enjoined he will sell or dispose of his property, including the household furnishings. She asks divorce and restraining order.

  • 01 May 1918 Rosalie Faber has filed a complaint for divorce in the superior court from Jacob H. Faber asking that the court enjoin him from coming about her home and declaring that she is in fear of bodily harm at his hands.
  • 01 May 1918 Alleging that he habitually came home drunk and beat her up, Pauline Barnwell has filed a suit for divorce from William Barnwell.
  • 01 May 1918 The case of Golda Kaiser against Walter K. Kaiser, was called in the superior court Tuesday and after hearing a portion of the testimony the case was continued for more evidence.
  • 02 May 1918 In superior court a divorce was granted to Nina Lohman from her husband, Elmer. She was also allowed to resume her maiden name of Feser.
  • 04 May 1918 By a decision of the superior court Friday, Minnie L. Johnson is granted a divorce from Perry J. Johnson together with the custody of a minor child and $5 alimony.
  • 05 May 1918 A divorce was granted in the superior court Saturday to Lowell D. Lewis from his wife Ida M. Lewis. The plaintiff set forth that the wife said she did not like married life and wanted the privilege of choosing her own associates, and so left his bed and board.
  • 05 May 1918 Thomas F. Marsh was granted a divorce from Cornelia Marsh, in the superior court Saturday. Thomas set forth that Cornelia called him bad names and told him to beat it, and he did.
  • 05 May 1918 The petition for divorce filed by Ida E. Hamilton against William E. Hamilton, was granted in the superior court Saturday, with restoration for the plaintiff to her maiden name of Miller.
  • 07 May 1918 Myrtle M. Allen has filed a suit for divorce against Ernest K. Allen in which she alleges that she was cruelly treated. She asks the custody of one minor child with suitable support.
  • 07 May 1918 Ella Brown has filed a complaint for divorce in the superior court against Charles Brown, in which plaintiff asks divorce and the custody of two minor children.
  • 07 May 1918 Hazel Brown has filed a complaint for divorce from Herbert Brown, in which she alleges cruel and inhuman treatment, and asks the court to award her the custody of a minor child.
  • 08 May 1918 In the superior court Tuesday a divorce was granted to Nina Tolan from Thomas Tolan with the restoration of the plaintiff's maided name of Plover.
  • 08 May 1918 Petition for divorce has been filed by Edward Gibson, who seeks legal freedom from Elizabeth Gibson. The two were married in June, 1893, and the complaint alleges that with wife requested him to "beat it" which he did. The defendant is a non-resident while the plaintiff has lived in the state two years, the exact time required under the stautue to legalize the filing of a divorce complaint.
  • 09 May 1918 Margaret R. Hutter wants a divorce from Charles Hutter. She states that she married the defendant on January 28, 1896. There were fifteen children born to this union. She states that she performed her part of the marriage contract as all good wives should. But he, she says, was cruel and inhuman, and he left her in March 1918, with just fourteen cents in the family treasury. He is an-able bodied man and makes $130 a month working for the New York Central railway. She prays for a restraining order so that he cannot spend all his money.
  • 09 May 1918 Cora C. Sterlin wants a divorce from her husband, Edgar T., on grounds of cruel and inhuman treatment and non-support.
  • 09 May 1918 Edith Urick has filed complaint against Vern Urick for divorce. Vern is an employe of the Rolling mills and she wants his salary held so that she can get part of it for her support and to pay attorney's fees.
  • 09 May 1918 Laura Brinkman has filed complaint against her husband, William, for divorce. She don't like him any more; says he drinks and carrouses; don't give her enough money. They have six children, so she asks the court to issue a restraining order against the Pennsylvania railroad, to that he cannot squander his wages.
  • 10 May 1918 Bertha Upton has filed complaint for divorce. She makes it on the plea of abandonment. In the petition she says that she was married to defendant in March, 1911, and that they separated April 9, 1916. One child was born to the union. She states that he was of a very vicious disposition. By reason of this she asks for the custody of the child.
  • 10 May 1918 Cora M. Calder is suing her husband, John Calder for divorce. They were married December 4, 1908, and lived together until May 7, 1918. They have one child. She makes the complaint of cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 10 May 1918 In superior court, Edgar Sterling was granted a divorce from Ethel V. Sterling.
  • 11 May 1918 In superior court in the case of Ethel Sterling vs. Clarence Sterling for divorce, defendant was granted divorce on cross-complaint.
  • 14 May 1918 Frieda Kiel has filed complaint against her husband, Arthur, for divorce. She states in the petition the she was married to the defendant December 27, 1914, and that they separated May 8, 1918. They have a child two and one-half years of age and she prays the court that a suitable sum be paid over pending the suit for her and the child's maintenance. She claims cruel and inhuman treatment. She says that he earns $35 a week and asks the court in granting the divorce that she be given the custody of the child and that she be granted such alimony as the court may decide.
  • 14 May 1918 In the superior court, Myra Patton was granted a divorce from Harrison Lee Patton and the custody of her three children.
  • 14 May 1918 The divorce suit of Ray T. Perriguey vs. Bernice Perriguey was dismissed.
  • 14 May 1918 In the case of Helen Byrd vs. William Byrd, divorce was granted as prayed.
  • 15 May 1918 Complaint is filed by Ruth V. Norton for support and restraining order against the General Electric company and her husband, Chester C. Norton. She wants her husband to maintain her and also prays the court that it will grant her this and sufficient funds for this action.
  • 15 May 1918 Winema E. Hoffay has filed a complaint for divorce against her husband, Julio V. Hoffay. She also asks for alimony. In the petition she states that she was married to defendent February 15, 1916, and that they separated April 22, 1918. He is an employe of the S. F. Bowser company, and is a Mexican, and through speaking the Spanish language is employed the greater part of his time in Argentine Republic; that he gets $300 a month. She further stipulates that he, being of foreign birth, they are not temperamentally suited and that he continually nags her. Her husband has filed an answer to this complaint, agreeing to allow her $100 a month pending the action of the suit. With an absolute divorce she asks for suitable alimony.
  • 15 May 1918 Florence H. Hartung has filed complaint for divorce from her husband, David Hartung. They were married December 18, 1916, and separated May 12, 1918. She asks for divorce and also the custody of her child.
  • 15 May 1918 Clarice Todd has filed complaint against her husband, Charles Todd, for divorce.
  • 15 May 1918 Frieda Kiel wants a divorce from her husband, Arthur H. Kiel. Compalint was filed yesterday afternoon.
  • 17 May 1918 Dollie Sonne has filed a complaint for divorce against her husband, and with it goes a restraining order praying that the court will not let him spend all his money but give her an allowance. They were married Marich, 1916, and for three years they lived together. Last April they separated. He was heartless, according to the plaintiff, when he told her to return to her mother, after he found that she was a tuberbuler. She asks for an allowance of $12.00 for the support of herself and child.
  • 17 May 1918 Walter H. Canada has filed complaint for divorce from his wife, Margaret. They have been married less than a year. He claims that she is cruel and inhuman.
  • 17 May 1918 The Diffendorfers have quarreled, and Bride, the plaintiff's given name, has filed complaint for divorce. Edith, the wife, immediately filed anoth pretition for the same results: they both want a divorce. One states in the complaint that they were married in 1911, and the other in 1912. Bride accuses his wife of infidelity. She claims that he is cruel and that he does not support her. The couple was in the city court not long ago, he as defendant, on a charge of striking Mrs. Diffendorfer's aunt, and the wife was a witness against her husband.
  • 17 May 1918 John B. Roberts has filed complaint for divorce against his wife, Effie Roberts. Same old claim, cruel and inhuman treatment, and worse that that, she states that he does not take any interest in his home.
  • 17 May 1918 Catherime Williams wants a divorce from her husband, William E. Williams. They lived together from November, 1913, to last April. She claims that he failed to make reasonalbe provision for her support.
  • 18 May 1918 In superior court in divorce suit of Fred Buesching against his wife Olive, divorce was granted the wife on cross complaint. She gets her maiden name of Diehl restored.
  • 18 May 1918 In superior court in the divorce proceedings of Louise Sordelet vs. Clarence Sordelt, divorce was granted and plaintiff's maiden name of Pequignot restored.
  • 18 May 1918 Dora D. Wilson was granted a divorce from her husband, Talbot M. Wilson.
  • 19 May 1918 Charles W. Edsall has filed a complaint for divorce against his wife, Mayme E. Edsall. This couple married September 9, 1904, and on December 10, 1916, she left him and has never returned.
  • 19 May 1918 In superior court Mary Webster was granted a divorce from J. A. Webster.
  • 21 May 1918 Dollie Sonne has filed cross complaint for divorce against her husband, William Sonne. She denies that plaintiff's charges and says that she did all the household work and denies that she constant nagged an abused her husband. She further states that the allegations in his complaint for divorce are contrary and wholly malicious.
  • 21 May 1918 James E. Connelly has filed a complaint for divorce from his wife, Mary. He states that they were married October 10, 1910, and that they separated December 1, 1917. Since that time they have been living apart. He charges defendant with cruel and inhuman treatment and that she has an uncontrollable temper.
  • 21 May 1918 John Bennet is suing his wife Anna, for divorce. They lived together about two years and then trouble started. He states in the petition that she cursed and swore at him and that she failed to perform the usual household duties.
  • 21 May 1918 In superior court yesterday, Bessie Farnan was granted a divorce from John Farnan, and she was granted the right to use her maiden name of McCabe.
  • 21 May 1918 In the superior court in the case of Iva Simcoe vs. Bert Simcoe, the plaintiff was granted a divorce and the custody of her child and $4.00 a week for its support.
  • 22 May 1918 In superior court, Augustine Lee was granted a divorce. She was also granted the custody of her two children.
  • 23 May 1918 Lawrence White has filed complaint for divorce against his wife, Bertha E. White. The petition states that they were married in 1909 and lived together until February, 1916, at which time his wife deserted him. He further states that she abused him and would not cook for him and she told him that she did not love him and did not care to have any more to do with him.
  • 23 May 1918 In superior court yesterday, Della Cannon was granted a divorce from Gust Cannon.
  • 23 May 1918 In superior court Mary Murphy was granted a divorce from William A. Murphy. She was also granted her maiden name of Iler.
  • 24 May 1918 In superior court in the complaint for divorce of George Gaskell vs. Helen Gaskell, was dismissed.
  • 24 May 1918 In superior court in the divorce case of Golda Kiser vs. Walter Kiser, divorce was granted and $24.00 a month alimony allowed, also the custody of her two children.
  • 25 May 1918 George E. Sliger has filed complaint for divorce from his wife, Lavina. In this complaint he states that they were married eight years ago, and that no children have been born to them. He also avows that for four years he made his wife the treasurer of the firm and gave her all his personal property worth $900, and that with this she left him without cause. The defendant now live in Neffsville, Pa. For these causes he wants an absolure divorce and proper relief.
  • 26 May 1918 Margaret D. Canada has filed a cross complaint for divorce, and she also asks for an allowance. She claims that they were married in 1897 and that they kept their marriage secret for seven months, and the defendent lived at home. She states in the cross petition that the husband was cruel and that he slapped her face and pinched her arm until ti was black and blue and in all the time that they were married she only asked for on lone $5.00. She wants an absolute divorce.
  • 26 May 1918 Minnie Grotholtman has filed complaint for divorce. She states that she married in 1909 to John Grotholtman and all was merry as a marriage bell until March 1916 and the trouble started. He called her vile and profane names; failed to provide for her and was generally all wrong. They have two children, which she says the husband is not the proper person to care for and asks for their custody. She asks for an allowance of $20.00 a month for their support.
  • 26 May 1918 Earl C. Rigby is suing for a divorce from his wife Hazel L. Rigby. Same old story, she was cruel and inhuman and failed to perform her duties as a wife. Many times she left his home and associated with other men and in 1917 she left and abandoned him.
  • 28 May 1918 Judge Yaple in superior court yesterday granted a divorce to Nehamiah Gaskell from Luella Gaskell. The defendant did not appear.
  • 29 May 1918 William Kinsler has filed complaint in the superior court against his wife, Jennie Kinsler. He wants a divorce on the grounds she became intoxicated and associated with strange men and that she also used profane language and when she told him that she refused to do the household work he thought it was time to quit.

  • 01 Jun 1918 Floyd E. Maner wants a divorce from his wife, Jennie F. Maner. In his complaint, plaintiff states that they were married eight years ago and about two and a half years ago they separated, or, in other words, she deserted him. He believes that he should be granted a divorce fro the reason that she left him without giving any notification and has never returned.
  • 02 Jun 1918 George W. Stone has filed complaint in superior court for divorce against his wife, Bertha Stone. He says that they were married February 4, 1917, and separted on March 27, 1917. He claims that defendant possesses an ungovernable temper and has treated him cruelly and inhumanly.
  • 04 Jun 1918 Pearl Watson has filed complaint for divorce in superior court. She also wants a restraining order and $10 a week and attorney's fees against her husband Eli C. Watson. It is the same old story of curel and inhuman treatment. The lived together for sixteen years and then he choked her and knocked her down on divers occasion, she says. Watson being an employe of the Bass Foundry & Machine Co., and making good wages, she has added a restraining order for the mentioned amounts.
  • 05 Jun 1918 Charles A. P. Roux states in his petition for divorce that when he married Emma Roux he was the owner in fee simple of certain real estate, and that through his wife's influence he was persuaded to deed the property to her, and that he did actually execute the deed in her name. After he had done this, according to the complaint filed, he was compelled through the actions of the defendant to leave his home. They have three children, all over sixteen years of age.
  • 05 Jun 1918 In the superior court, the divorce proceedings of Carrie C. Swartzbaugh vs. Oscar Swartzbaugh, the plaintiff was granted a divorce.
  • 05 Jun 1918 In the suit for divorce of Louise Richards vs. Wheeler Richards, divorce was granted plaintiff.
  • 06 Jun 1918 Mary Tillis is suing her husband, William Tillis for a divorce. They were married in 1906 and lived together until 1917, when the trouble started. She states in her complaint that he failed to provide for her and their two children. She also obliged to work in order to live and she was forced to give her two children into the hands of the board of children's guardians. For this she seeks a divorce.
  • 06 Jun 1918 Mrs. Holden filed a complaint for divorce in superior court yesterday. The wife claims that they were married in July, 1917, and lived unntil June, 1918 together - one short year. She make fearful accusations against her husband. At one time - March 10 - he picked up an ax and was going to strike her. Once a week, she avows, he struck, beat and kicked the plaintiff. And he is a big healthy man and makes good wages as a laborer.
  • 07 Jun 1918 In superior court: Sargent vs. Sargent. Divorce granted and $6.00 a week alimony for support of children until further order of the court. Divorce granted on cross complaint.
  • 08 Jun 1918 Fay Milliard is suing his wife, Edith for divorce. They lived together for about six years before the trouble started. In his complaint he states that she is insanely jealous and even objected to his visiting his relatives; she refused to do the household duties and then at time in her rage she would break the dishes and other household utensils. They have two young children which the plaintiff asks be given into his care and that he pay for their support and the wife during the action of this suit.
  • 08 Jun 1918 In superior court Margaret R. Hutter was granged a divorce from Chas. Hutter.
  • 09 Jun 1918 James Carpenter has filed a complaint for divorce in superior court. Incompatibility of temperament is the cause of this action.
  • 09 Jun 1918 Fern Strahm wants a divorce from her husband, Edward Strahm. She has filed her complaint in the superior court. She speaks very disparagingly of him and says that he is no fit person to have the custody of their children. They were married in 1913 and separated in May, 1918. She states that he failed to support her or the children during the entire period of their married life. She says that in all the time they were together he donducted himself in such a way as to make life miserable for her. In her complaint she asks the custody of the children.
  • 09 Jun 1918 Viola Hirshman has looked for the sweets of married life without success, and she has filed her compliant for divorce from Charles C. Hirshman. They have three children and she claims that the husband is not fit to have care of them. Defendant is living at Mr. Clemens, Mich. Her complaint is that he failed to provide.
  • 11 Jun 1918 Florence Madden has filed complaint against her husband, John Madden, for divorce. She speaks bad of him and infers that he beat and abused and even struck her on the body and face, and he added insult to injury by calling her vile names. They were married less than nine years before the trouble began.
  • 11 Jun 1918 A complaint was filed in superior court yesterday by Eda F. Wilt against John C. Wilt. They were married in 1915 and separated a few days ago. She states in the petition that he cursed her; left her without cause and spent his time and money gambling, and he didn't provide for her. For these causes she thinks that the court should grant her a divorce.
  • 11 Jun 1918 A case for divorce filed with the superior court is Florence Esther Smith vs. Ina Smith. This was a record case so far as a short time for connubial bliss in concerned. They were married March 8, 1918, and separated in September of the same year. But she heaps vindictives against him; cruel and inhuman treatment, and in the bery first week of their marriage he left her home and did not return for several days, and then when he did come begged to be taken back. She states in the petition that she has been abandoned for more than two years.
  • 12 Jun 1918 Atta Bouse has filed complaint for divorce from her husband, Ray Bouse. She cites in her petition that he has never supported her and that she has been compelled to go out and work as a domestic in order to get clothes to wear and to support her baby. They were married in April, 1914, and separated in April, 1918. At the time that her baby was about to be born, he compelled her to go to the home of her mother. She asks for an absolute divorce and $500 alimony.
  • 12 Jun 1918 Oletha C. Evans vs. George A. Evans. Complaint of divorce in superior court was granted, also custody of children.
  • 13 Jun 1918 Vivian Lampke has filed a complaint in the superior court for divorce against her husband Ed Lampke. Just about four short months was enough married life for plaintiff. She claims abandonment and that when he left her he forgot to leave her any money or any means of support. She states that he suggested to her that it would be the best to get a divorce as he did not love her and that he refused to have anything to do with her. She wants absolute divorce and her maiden name, Vivian Hale.
  • 13 Jun 1918 Adolph Hoehne has filed petition for divorce from his wife. They were married in February, 1906, and separated a few days ago. He accuses her of cruel and inhuman treatment and that she was quarrelsome. They had previously separated, but on promise that she would act nice he took her back and then the same old temper broke out again.
  • 14 Jun 1918 The petition for divorce filed in the superior court by Cedelia Donely against her husband, Alva Donley, and the First and Hamilton National bank, was dismissed with costs.
  • 15 Jun 1918 Virgin Evans has filed complaint against her husband for divorce. They were married October, 1914, and separated in the following December. She claims that he threatened to kill her and he constantly quarrelled. He failed, refused and still refuses to supprot her, and she believes that she is entitled to a divorce.
  • 15 Jun 1918 Charles Stubbins is suing his wife Julia Stubbins, for divorce. In his petition he avers that since their marriage in 1914, her conduct and behavior towards plaintiff has made life unbearable for him. And how different it is now and before they were married. Before marriage he was led to believe that she was a woman of rare qualities and that he would make an ideal wife - a life-long guide. The result was different and instead of being ideal she managed to find fault with every thing that he did; from being a kind and loving dove, she turned out to be a real plague. There was nothing that he undertook but would meet with her opposition; she nagged and swore at him and them called him bad names; his life became a burden and his home more like "No Man's Land," so far as peace was concerned. On November 15 1917, she did wilfully and without cause desert and abandon plaintiff.
  • 18 Jun 1918 Florence Frank has filed complaint for divorce from his wife, Lela Frank. After stating that they were married in 1909 and that they have two children, he makes startling charges against her. He claims that she refused to do the household duties and called him obscene names and one time she threatened to use a razor on him. Complaint does not state whether she wanted to shave him or not. He wants the custody of the children, claiming that she is not a fit person to care for them. He works at the General Electric plant and states that he earns $25 a week after deducting payment for liberty bonds that he has subscribed for.
  • 18 Jun 1918 In superior court in the case for divorce of Cedelia Donley from her husband, Alva Donley, and the First and Hamilton National bank. Case was dismissed.
  • 18 Jun 1918 In superior court in divorce case of Ella Ziegler vs. Beane J. Ziegler, court found for plaintiff and divorce was granted.
  • 19 Jun 1918 Ida May Miller has filed complaint for divorce from her husband, Carl L. Miller, who is now a resident of Toledo. They were married in 1897, and in March last defendant abandoned plaintiff. She states that he drank to excess, and abused her so much as to make life unbearable; it was impossible for plaintiff to live with him. He neglected to support her, caused through his being intoxicated all the time. They have a son now married.
  • 20 Jun 1918 Frank Charles has filed complaint in superior court for divorce from his wife, Nellie Charles. He complains that after their marriage in 1907 she neglected the care of the household and her child, and on May 14 they separated. Previous to this she would absent herself from home without excuse and spent her time in dance halls in the company of other men. He makes the statement that for years past she has been spending her time with a man whose name the plaintiff does not know and on May 14, 1918, she left home and he hasn't seen her since. He believes that she left town with this same individual and for this he asks a divorce and the custody of their child.
  • 20 Jun 1918 In superior court Clarence Patterson was granted a divorce from Clara E. Patterson.
  • 21 Jun 1918 Josephine A. Kankamp has filed complaint for divorce against her husband, Frank Kankamp. She states that they were married in September, 1906, and separated in February, 1918. They have no children. For two years he has failed to make any provision for her support, and it has been necessary for her to work at dressmaking to support herself, she says. She avers that he associated with women of bad character, which brought humiliation upon her.
  • 21 Jun 1918 Victorine Schoppman wants a divorce from her husband, William H. Schoppman. She also asks for a restraining order and alimony to the amount of $2,000. They have one child who is over 21 years of age. They were married in 1887 and lived together until a few day ago. She states that he has never provided for her, and that she has been forced to work and support herself during their entire married life. She says that the defendant drank to excess and would come home in an intoxicated condition two or three days a week. She says also that he owns real estate, and that she is fearful that he is squandering the money left him by his mother.
  • 21 Jun 1918 The third complaint filed yesterday is that of Martin D. Shroyer, who is anxious to get a divorce from his wife. She was a negger, says Shroyer, in his petition. Their marriage was a second marriage on both sides, and he states that she refused to allow his children to make their home with their father.
  • 21 Jul 1918 In superior court, Maud Steger was granted a divorce from her husband, Theodore. She was also allowed to assume her maiden name of Morgan.
  • 22 Jun 1918 There has been filed in the superior court an answer in denial, in the case of Clarence White vs. Bertha E. White. The answer denies that plaintiff allegation in every particular. Defendant asks the court that in case a divorce is granted that her maiden name of Bertha E. Elliott be restored.
  • 22 Jun 1918 Fay Millard has entered a cross-complaint of her husband's plea for divorce. She claims that Fay Millard, her husband, several times struck her. That he failed to come to his meals, and would keep her waiting while he had gone to his aunt's home; that he failed to support the family, and did not furnish sufficient clothing to her or her two children, althought they owned an auto he would never take her auto riding.
  • 23 Jun 1918 Nettie Tiffany has filed a complaint for divorce and a restraining order with the superior court against her husband, John Tiffany. This couple were married in 1917, and separated in 1918 - hardly a year of married bliss. She states that defendant swore and cursed at her and often make motions to strike her.
  • 23 Jun 1918 Margaret Dannells is suing her husband, George Dannells for divorce. She filed her complaint yesterday. She makes the most arrogant charges against him, stating that he is guilty of adultery with a woman whose name she does not know; that he is diseased; that he was given to associating with lewd and immoral women. They have one son, Carl, and she asks for the custody of this child, stating that the husband is not a fit person to care for him.
  • 23 Jun 1918 May Fremion has filed complaint for divorce in superior court against her husband, Elmer Fremion. In the petition she avers that he has told her that he is tired of her and that he could get another woman. He has failed to support her. She also asks for a restraining order, stating that they own household goods, chickens and a feifer, which she is afraid he will dispose of unless restrained by the court.
  • 23 Jun 1918 Sophia M. Shroyer has filed a cross complaint in superior court against her husband, Martin D. Shroyer. She claims that the plaintiff has struck and choked her frequently, in fact, it has become a habit with him. He has on several occasions accused her of want of chastity and violation of her marriage vows, which she stoutly denies. She states that he has failed to work and earn means with which to support her, and that she has been forced to work out as a domestic. She wants her maiden name, Sophia M. Rice, and alimony in the sum of $5,000.
  • 25 Jun 1918 Bertha L. Summers has filed a complaint for divorce against her husband, Edgar J. Summers. They were married in 1906, and separated a few days ago. She states that he was constantly quarreling with her. He is guilty of cruel and inhuman treatment, and their marital relations are such that she cannot live with him, she said. She has a child, Dorothy, which she desires be given into her custody as she claims that defendant is not a fit party to have custody of any child.
  • 25 Jun 1918 Clara Houser has filed complaint against her husband, Orville Houser for divorce. They were married in December, 1912, and separated a few days ago. She claims that defendant is an habitual drunkard and is always using intoxicants to excess. He has treatened to kill her on several occasions when he has been under the influence of strong drink, she says. One time, she avers he would have but her throat if her brother-in-law had not interfered. He has chased plaintiff and her father out of the house. She states that for three days and three nights previous to his leavign for Payne, O., on June 24 to get more liquor, he told plaintiff he would never give her a cent and that she would have to take care of herself.
  • 26 Jun 1918 Arthur Hilker is suing his wife, Margaret for divorce. They were married in 1912 and they separated Monday last. They have no children. He makes the complaint that she refused and failed to pay the debts of the household after he had given the money to her for settlement, and that she kept the money herself and spent it to her own gratification. She refused to perform the household work in fact she refused to leave the home of her mother after he had provided a nice home for her, he alleges, and she further made known the fact that she did not care for him and that he could find another woman.
  • 26 Jun 1918 In superior court Harry N. Gantz was granted a divorce from Marie Gantz.
  • 26 Jun 1918 In superior court Florana Dinnen was granted a divorce from her husband, J. Frank Dinnen.
  • 27 Jun 1918 Mary Maloney has filed complaint in the superior court for divorce against her husband, William Maloney. They were married in March, 1910, and separated about the time that the complaint was filed. Same old story of cruel and inhuman treatment, but further in the complaint she says that William was a regular brute, that he called her vile names and often struck and choked her, and has threatened her life. She states that they have two children and that he has often beat them without provocation. Married life is utterly unbearable. She wants a divorce and reasonable allowance for the children.
  • 28 Jun 1918 Edith M. Horman has entered complaint in superior court against her husband, William C. Horman, for divorce. In her complaint she clains that he called her indecent names, continually nagged her, and at divers times beat and struck her. He was addicted to strong drink and associated with lewd women; he even brought these kind to the house; he failed to provide for her, and for all this she believes that she should be granted a divorce and her maiden name, which was Edith M. Case, and alimony to the amount of $2,000.
  • 28 Jun 1918 Dewey O. Sandmeyer was married to his present wife in April, 1918, and less than two months proved the absolute fallacy of woman's weakness. According to his complaint she must have belonged to the "Fins," with a drop of tartar blood in her veins. She cursed him without provocation, neglected him and would not cook for him, and had an ungovernable temper. She associated with other men, and he actually saw her walking down Calhoun street leaning on the arm of another man. He claims she has kept company with this man before she was married. He bid her good night after coming home and finding another man comfortalby enjoying himself. This man, plaintiff claims, is a married man and the father of four children.
  • 28 Jun 1918 A complaint for divorce was filed yesterday by Agnes H. Stadler from her husband, John Stakler, who deserted her in August, 1908. He has never returned.
  • 28 Jun 1918 In superior court Laura Brinkman vs. William Brinkman, suit for divorce was dismissed.

  • 02 Jul 1918 Mrs. Dewey O. Sandmeyer has filed a cross complaint in the superior court against her husband. In the complaint she states that they were married in April, 1918, and separated in June, 1918, and that the plaintiff wholly abandoned her against her wish or consent and that he is guilty of cruelty and inhuman treatment and that he was having immoral relations with other women since said marriage and prior to their marriage; that he has abused her and mistreated her by using vile names and indecent language.
  • 03 Jul 1918 Blanch Kirk is suing her husband Frank Kirk, for divorce on a cross complaint. In her petition she states that he was cruel and inhuman in his treatment towards her; that he was quarrelsome towards her; that he forced her to seek employment and that he left her without means of support. She has also filed a restraining order so that he cannot draw any money out of the bank or have his salary paid.
  • 03 Jul 1918 In circuit court Alta Chapman is suing her husband, William Chapman for a divorce. They were married November, 1913, and separated September, 1917. She claims that she was always a dutiful wife, but he was always quarrelsome and their home relations were very unhappy, she says. He failed to carry out their marital contract.
  • 03 Jul 1918 In superior court Gertrude Shilts was granted a divorce from Charles Shilts. Plaintiff was granted custody of the two children and sufficient alimony for their support.
  • 03 Jul 1918 In superior court Mary Zensen was granted a divorce from Edward Zensen.
  • 04 Jul 1918 Many witnesses were examined in superior court yesterday in the divorce case of Lillian Smith against Charles Smith. The plaintiff was denied a divorce on her complaint and the defendant was also denied a decree on his cross-complaint.
  • 06 Jul 1918 Joseph Mooney is suing in superior court, his wife Lenora Mooney, for divorce. They were married in July, 1916, and separated in March, 1918. He says she has been guilty of cruel and inhuman treatment; that she associates with other men and lewd women and that without the formality of a divorce is married to two other men and as he believes guilty of bigamy, and that she is now in the custody of the police at Albion, Ind. He also asks for custody of his child.
  • 07 Jul 1918 Anna Caruso has filed complaint in the superior court against her husband, John Caruso, for divorce. In the petition she lays no claims to her husband being a singer, but she does lay stress to the fact that he is a terribly bad actor and a rough talker. They were married July 6, 1912, and separated in June of this year. She complains that he has often struck her; cursed her frequently and several time threatened to kill her. She claims that she is in a delicate condition and that defendant has whipped her and violently abused her. She asks for a divorce and also the custody of her children.
  • 07 Jul 1918 Edward Gibson was granted a divorce in the superiot court yesterday from his wife, Elizabeth Gibson.
  • 09 Jul 1918 Complaint has been filed in superior court by Edwin D. A. Goeglein for divorce from his wife, Virgie B. Goeglein. They were married in March 1912, and separated in 1916.
  • 09 Jul 1918 Dee O. Jackson is asking for divorce from his wife, Lucy, in Superior court. He claims that a few days ago she refused to live with him, refused to keep house and she seeks the society of other men.
  • 09 Jul 1918 Louis C. Hopper has filed complaint for divorce from his wife, Carrie. They were married in 1910 and separated in 1917. He claims that she has not been a dutiful wife and it is simply impossible for them to live together.
  • 09 Jul 1918 Eunice Bolt is suing her husband, Cleon Bolt, for divorce. They were married in 1916 and separated a few days ago. She claims that he has several times threatened to knock her down and do other bodily damage to her. He won't take her anywhere or stay with her in the evenings. He has fasely accused her of unchastity and has failed to make reasonable provisions, she claims. She wants the custody of their child and $500 alimony.
  • 10 Jul 1918 In superior court Rachel Moore has sued her husband, Joseph Moore, for divorce. Plaintiff states that she is 74 years of age, that she was married to defendant in December, 1917, and that on Jan. 8, 1918, she gave defendant sufficient money to come to Fort Wayne - she lives in Sheldon - and see if he could find employment. There is a pathetic story to this complaint. According to her story defendant promised her that if he could live with her in her little home he would find plenty of the necessaries of life and she married him. Instead of this she avers that he never earned a dollar and gradually spent all of her hard earned savings. He stated to her, "If I had known you had so small an amount of money I would never have married you. As you have none, I cannot live with you." She has never seen him since he came to Fort Wayne.
  • 10 Jul 1918 In superior court in complaint for divorce, Ethel Brown vs. Thomas Brown, petition dismissed.
  • 10 Jul 1918 In superior court Margaret Beck was granted a divorce from Ross Beck and $300 alimony.
  • 11 Jul 1918 In superior court Emma Brand vs. Scott Brand, complaint for divorce; divorce granted.
  • 11 Jul 1918 In superior court Myrtle A. Martin was granted a divorce from Hugh L. Martin and given custody of two minor children.
  • 12 Jul 1918 In the superior court, in the case of Ella Brown vs. Charles Brown, plaintiff was granted a divorce. Defendant will pay twenty dollars monthly for support of minor children.
  • 13 Jul 1918 Minnie Whittaker is suing her husband, Earl Whittaker, for divorce in superior court. They were married in March, 1915, and separated a few days ago. They have one child. In her indictment she gives the same old reasons, cruel and inhuman treatment, but further that this she declares that he is indolent and absolutely refuses to be regularly employed, and it is impossible for the plaintiff to live with him. Plaintiff wants defendant to pay her $15 per week for the support of herself and child.
  • 13 Jul 1918 Alice Adams has filed a suit for divorce from her husband, Chas. C. Adams. They were married in 1915, and separated a few days ago. They have no children. She says he refused to talk and he refused to conduct himself in a proper manner towards plaintiff. Plaintiff and defendant are tenants by entirety of real estate in this city valued at $3,500, and defendant has property and money to the amount of $7,000. He has threatened to dispossess her and asks the court to issue a restraining order, and prays for a limited divorce.
  • 14 Jul 1918 In superior court Pauline Barnwell was granted a divorce from William Barnwell.
  • 16 Jul 1918 In superior court, the case of Ruth V. Narton against Chester C. Narton for divorce was dismissed.
  • 17 Jul 1918 In superior court yesterday Dora Connelly was granted a divorce from John M. Connelly.
  • 18 Jul 1918 Joseph William Maxell has filed suit in superior court for a divorce from Hanna Catherine Maxell. The couple were married Dec. 18, 1912, and separated April 30, 1916, since which time they have not lived together as man and wife. The complaint alleges that the defendant was quarrelsome and abused her.
  • 18 Jul 1918 Clara Porter has filed an action against Arthur Porter for divorce, alleging that the defendant cursed her and otherwise mistreated her. Plaintiff asks the custody of the children.
  • 19 Jul 1918 Ida Waters has filed a complaint for divorce because her husband, Peter Waters beat her and "cussed" her son. She asks for the custody of the boy.
  • 19 Jul 1918 Mabel Williams seeks divorce from Albert Williams, charging him with desertion and cruelty.
  • 19 Jul 1918 Lou and Mabel Boner married on the thirteenth day of August, last year, and the unlucky date may have something to do with the husband's complaint for divorce. He claims she has been untrue to him in several ways, and drinks booze.
  • 19 Jul 1918 Joseph Maxwell has had enough of the scoldings of his wife Hannah, and sets out in his divorce complaint that she is quarrelsome and mistreats him.
  • 21 Jul 1918 Wava South charged Alva South with non-support and abusive treatment, wants her freedom.
  • 21 Jul 1918 Rilla Roberts wants a divorce from William Roberts, stating in her complaint that he does not support her and associated with immoral characters. She also asks for reasonable support and the custody of the child.
  • 21 Jul 1918 William F. Kincel, having deserted his wife, is now the defendant is a divorce suit.
  • 21 Jul 1918 Alma Plank has filed suit for divorce and is asking $2,000 alimony from Frank Plank. She wants to be rid of him. She also asks for the custody of the one child.
  • 24 Jul 1918 Maud Grim has filed a suit in superior court for a decree of divorce from her husband, Perry Grim, and in the complaint she alleges that while Perry rode around in an automobile and had all the pleasures he wanted she had to be content to go to town in an old rickety buggy drawn by an old horse. The wife says in her complaint that she was married to the defendant in August, 1889, and separated July 22, 1918. Failure to provide is another allegation. The wife also says that her husband threatened her life and that on one occasion, he said he would kill her with a gun. The Farmers' State bank of Churubusco, is enjoined from paying defendant any money he has on deposit there.
  • 24 Jul 1918 Minnie Whittaker has filed an amended complaint for divorce from Earl Whittaker and makes the Nickel Plate railroad company a co-defendant.
  • 24 Jul 1918 Della McKee sues Arthur McKee for a divorce, alleging that the defendant abandoned her and left her with no means of support. The couple were married August 27, 1910, and separated May 23, 1917.
  • 24 Jul 1918 In the superior court, Wava Smith asks a divorce from Alva Smith. The couple were married in January, 1918, and separated in March of the same year. Failure to provide and general cruel and inhuman treatment are the allegation.
  • 24 Jul 1918 Charlotte L. Warner believes she has lived long enough with Walter so she is asking the superior court to grant her a divorce. The couple were married February 24, 1916, and separated July 22, 1918. The complaint alleges that the defendant beat up his wife and otherwise abused her. Kraus & Apfelbaum are enjoined from paying wages to the defendant.
  • 24 Jul 1918 In the superior court, Ina Chapman files suit for divorce from George W. Chapman, and in the complaint she says that they were married November 16, 1899, and separated July 22, 1918. George, she says, uses vile language in her presence and threatened to kill her. She says he carried dynamite in his pocket and at one time threatened to blow up the whole family, including himself.
  • 24 Jul 1918 Frank J. Devaux wants a divorce from Gladys Devaux. The couple were married August 23, 1915, and separated July 26, 1918. The complaint alleges that the defendant nagged him and threatened to leave home. She also told him, he says, that he should get a divorce. He asks custody of the children.
  • 24 Jul 1918 Florence Nebro seeks a divorce from John D. Nebro, to whom she was married November 2, 1898, and from whom she separated June 1, 1918. The husband called her bad names, choked her and beat her up, and one time slashed her with a sailor's knife, she alleges.
  • 24 Jul 1918 Laura M. May sues Homer May for divorce, alleging failure to support.
  • 25 Jul 1918 Charles A. P. Roux was granted a divorce yesterday in superior court from Emma Roux.
  • 25 Jul 1918 William Kinsler was granted a divorce from Jennie Kinsler in the superior court yesterday.
  • 25 Jul 1918 Martha Tegymeyer asks for a divorce from Henry C. Tegtmeyer charging cruelty.
  • 26 Jul 1918 Emma Till has filed a complaint for divorce from her husband, James Lester Till. Cruel and inhuman treatment she believes is sufficient grounds for asking this separation.
  • 27 Jul 1918 Edith C. Sovine has filed complaint in superior court for divorce from her husband, Charles Sovine. In the petition she states that they were married in December, 1917, and separated a few days ago. He is guilty of cruel and inhuman treatment, he refused to make the regular payments on their household furniture and she was forced to pay $50 of her own money; he failed to provide for her and defendant would remain out at night, sometimes as late as 1 or 2 o'clock, the compalint says.
  • 27 Jul 1918 George W. Valentine is the husband of Elizabeth Valentine, and they have four children, all of age. They were married in 1892. He states in his petition that she ordered him out of the house and that she has an ungovernable temper and is constantly nagging him. He refuses to live longer with his wife.
  • 27 Jul 1918 Jay Wickliff was granted a divorce from Lulu, his wife, in superior court yesterday. He was also awarded the custody of their six children.
  • 27 Jul 1918 Lawrence White was granted a divorce from Bertha White in superior court yesterday. Defendant was granted her maiden name of Bertha E. Elliott.
  • 30 Jul 1918 Clyde Morton has filed complaint for divorce in superior court from his wife, Marie Morton. In the petition he states that they were married in 1913, at Dayton, Ohio, and that they separated in May, 1914. He says that he was a dutiful husband, but that she associated with other men. She told him when admonished, "I will do as I please, and go with whom I please," he claims. He avers that she deserted him withfully and designedly for more than two years and for this he asks divorce.
  • 30 Jul 1918 Edith Horman has filed a cross-complaint against her husband, William Horman, for divorce. She avers that they were married in 1916, and separated in May of this year; that he often stayed out late at night, and in some instances remained away from home all night and that he associated with people of bad repute. She demands support, pending this action.
  • 30 Jul 1918 In superior court Earl C. Rigley was granted a divorce from his wife, Hazel Rigley.
  • 30 Jul 1918 In superior court Lula Burley was granted a divorce from Lee Burley.
  • 30 Jul 1918 In superior court Catherine Smith was granted a divorce from David Smith.
  • 31 Jul 1918 Evelyn Ehrman has filed complaint for divorce in superior court from her husband Henry Ehrman. She claims that he has been guilty of cruel and inhuman treatment, and that at divers times he struck and choked her and accused her of infidelity, falsely. They were married in February, 1909, and separated a few days ago. They have a child six years of age, and plaintiff prays the court for custody of it, and that defendant pay her sufficient money to support herself and child pending action in this case.
  • 31 Jul 1918 Frederick Lilly has filed complaint in circuit court for divorce from his wife Viola Lilly. This couple were married in 1912 and plaintiff claims that his wife deserted him in September, 1915, further than this he claims that she refused to perform the household duties. He wants divorce on account of abandonment.
  • 31 Jul 1918 Cora C. Stirlen was granted a divorce from her husband Edgard R. Stirlen. Monthly alimony was also allowed.
  • 31 Jul 1918 In superior court Alma Vanhorn vs. William Vanhorn. Finding was for defendant, who was granted a divorce on cross-complaint.
  • 31 Jul 1918 In the superior court William Kinsler was granted a divorce from his wife, Jennie Kinsler.

  • 01 Aug 1918 Erma S. Neuman has filed complaint in circuit court for divorce from her husband, Leo Neuman. In the petition she states that they were married in 1915, and separated in July of this year. She says he often told her that he did not love her, and to get a divorce. He would often fly in a rage and would strike and beat her. He made unmentionable propositions to her; compelled her to work and earn her own living, the complaint states. They have a child, which she asks to have the custody of, and she wants sufficient money to support her and the child pending this suit.
  • 01 Aug 1918 In superior court George W. Stone was granted a divorce from his wife, Bertha Stone.
  • 02 Aug 1918 In circuit court Minnie Norwald has sued her husband, Harry Norwald for divorce. They were married in July, 1913, and separated last month. She claims cruel and inhuman treatment, and immediately prior to their separation defendant struck plaintiff on the head with his fist and a week previous to that he struck her in the same way with sufficient force as to necessitate the attention of a physician and this without any provocation. She wants a divorce and a restraining order and an allowance of ten dollars a week pending action of this suit.
  • 02 Aug 1918 In superior court Henrietta Coby has filed suit for divorce from her husband, Henshell Coby. She states in her petition that defendant called her vile names and charged her with infidelity; that he failed to support her. Previously she has brougth two separate complaints for divorce, but each time she has been compelled to dismiss them on account of her husband promising to do better. She wants custody of her three-year-old boy as well as a divorce.
  • 03 Aug 1918 Antoinette Goodrich wants a divorce from her husband, Charles Goodrich. She claims that they were married eighteen years ago and separated about seven years ago. In the petition she points out the facts that he has been guilty of cruel and inhuman treatment; that he is irritable and constantly complaining; failed to support her and finally at his request they separated.
  • 03 Aug 1918 In superior court, Bertha Stone was granted a divorce from her husband, George. Defendant pays monthly alimony to the plaintiff.
  • 03 Aug 1918 In superior court John B. Roberts was granted a divorce from his wife Effie Roberts.
  • 03 Aug 1918 In superior court, Myrtle B. Craig was granted a divorce from her husband, Elwood Craig. The defendant was granted the custody of the two little boys.
  • 04 Aug 1918 In superior court Minnie Grotholtman was granted a divorce from John Grotholtman. She was also granted custody of two children and $20 a month alimony.
  • 04 Aug 1918 In superior court John William Hibbins vs. Jeanette Hibbins. Divorce granted on cross complaint to defendant Jeanette Hibbins, also $1,000 alimony and her maiden name, Jeannette Belle Case.
  • 06 Aug 1918 Catherine Neuman is suing her husband for divorce in superior court. She states in her petition that they were married in 1907 and that they have a son now eight years of age. She claims that her husband is guilty of cruel and inhuman treatment and for the reason that he has used indecent language in the hearing of the boy he is not a fit subject to retain custody of him. He has not provided for her and she has been forced to work and earn sufficient money for support. She wants a divorce, custody of the child and a restraining order so that defendant cannot sell the household goods.
  • 07 Aug 1918 In the complaint of Erma Neuman fro divorce, filed in the circuit court yesterday, her husband, Leo Neuman has filed a cross complaint and a general denial to each and every allegation. He says in his corss complaint that the defendant refused to prepare his meals and that he was compelled to do the work himself, and when he remonstrated with her she would call him vile names; she told him that the child born to them was not his. He also claims that plaintiff associated with lewd characters.
  • 07 Aug 1918 Guy Stookey has filed complaint for divorce in superior court from his wife, Edith. This couple were married in 1914 and lived together until a few days ago. He accuses defendant with cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 07 Aug 1918 Charles B. Reynolds is suing his wife, Ida for divorce in superior court. In his complaint he states that they were married seven years ago and that about four years ago she deserted him and never came back in all that time.
  • 07 Aug 1918 Aline S. Davis is suing her husband, Thomas Davis for divorce in superior court. She makes some strong claims. He made immoral suggestions; he assaulted her by hitting her in the eye with his fist so hard that her sight was impaired for some time; he struck her again shortly after this in the same place with his fists, and then he deserted her June 5, 1917.
  • 09 Aug 1918 Charles E. Gilbert has filed complaint for divorce in superior court from his wife Cordelia. In the petition he avers that they were married in 1917 and separated a few days ago. He states that she refused to cook his meals, and that he works twelve hours a day seven days in the week; that she does not pay the grocery bills after he gives her all the money he earns, but spends is for clothes. She has informed him that if he does not buy clothes for her, other men will.
  • 09 Aug 1918 In superior court, Martha M. Tegtmeyer vs. Heney C. Tegtmeyer for divorce. Case dismissed.
  • 10 Aug 1918 Hulda Szink has filed separation proceedings in superior court against her husband Harry C. Szink. She also wants the custody of her child and an allowance. They were married in 1904 and disagreed a few days ago. She charges him with wanton neglect for a perior covering five years. He failed to support her and the child; failed to pay doctor bills, associated with women and frequents the streets with them; he receives letters from a woman in Kendallville and purchases valuable dresses for a clerk in one of the large department stores of this city. She asks for a separation from her husband for a period of two years.
  • 10 Aug 1918 Charles H. Siebert has filed complaint for divorce from his wife Elsie Siebert, in superior court. This couple were married in March, 1916, and lived together until a few days ago. She threated him cruelly and inhumanly and was always nagging at him. It is impossible for this couple to get along together as they quarrel continuously.
  • 11 Aug 1918 In superior court yesterday, Florence Smith was granted a divorce from Ira Smith.
  • 13 Aug 1918 Walter N. Howe, has taken the defy seriously and when his wife told him that she refused to live with him any longer, he hurried to the courts and filed a complaint for divorce. This couple were married in 1916 and separated June, 1918. In his complaint he states that she was cruel and inhuman and called him vile names, and he also claims that he was voluntarily abandoned.
  • 14 Aug 1918 Bertha Stough has commenced divorce proceedings against her husband, Carl Stough, in superior court. She states that he is guilty of cruel and inhuman treatment and has cursed and swore at her. Stough is an employe of the Fort Wayne rolling mills and makes as much as $150 to $200 a month. They have two children. She asks for sufficient funds with which to prosecute her case and feed the children during this suit.
  • 14 Aug 1918 Chauncy Lamb has filed complaint against his wife Goldie in superior court. He wants a divorce. He states that they were married in 1916 and agreed to quit a few days ago. Same old claims. Cruel and inhuman treatment. There is no other particulars claimed in the petition.
  • 14 Aug 1918 In the superior court: In the divorce proceedings of Dollie Sonne vs. William Sonne, cause was dismissed.
  • 14 Aug 1918 In circuit court: In the case of Mary Catherine Dalman vs. Albert Dalman for divorce. Plaintiff was granted divorce and given custody of two minor children. He was ordered to pay $12.00 per week for their support.
  • 14 Aug 1918 In superior court: In the case of Anna A. Chapman vs. George W. Chapman for divorce, the case was dismissed by reason of death of the defendant. This is the case where the husband but his throat and took carbolic acid killing himself and at the same time shooting his wife who now lies in the hospital recovering from very serious wounds.
  • 14 Aug 1918 In circuit court: Catherine Wilhain for divorce. Divorce was granted plaintiff and her maiden name of Catherine Stanford was restored.
  • 15 Aug 1918 Chester Bailey has brought suit for divorce from his wife, Martha C. Bailey. This couple was married in 1913 and separated last July. Before she left him the plaintiff states, she left a not stating that she could no longer live with him as his wife. Plaintiff goes on to say that she has an ungovernable temper and that when she was angry she would call him names so vile that they should not be mentioned in the petition, and worse, she has been guilty of other things unbecoming a wife.
  • 15 Aug 1918 Millie Coleman has began proceedings against her husband in circuit court for divorce. She gives very few causes in her petition simply that they were married August 10, 1910, and separated a few days ago. He was guilty of cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 15 Aug 1918 In superior court, in the complaint for divorce of Edna Hoffman , same was granted from her husband, Henry Hoffman.
  • 16 Aug 1918 Floyd W. Brunkhart has filed complaint in superior court for divorce from his wife. They were married in August, 1914, and separated in May, 1918. He avers that she deserted him without just cause or reason and prior to the separation openly boasted of her association with other men, and admitted that she had received money from them; she wouldn't do the household work and she neglected to care for their three-year-old child.
  • 16 Aug 1918 Frances DeRoberts has filed divorce proceedings against her husband, Albert. In the petition she avers that he was a regular old scold and he also taked in a rude and improper manner to her; he associated with other women and conceal his whereabouts throughout the evening, would come home and fib about it. Since he abandoned her he has secreted himself she does not know where. She wants an absolute divorce and $300 alimony.
  • 16 Aug 1918 In superior court, Oscar Duncan has filed a complaint against his wife, Rose Duncan for divorce. They were married in 1903 and separated in 1912. The only claim that plaintiff makes is that defendant is guilty of cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 17 Aug 1918 Alice Bolyard has filed complaint in superior court against her husband, Howard Bolyard, she also asks for the custody of their child and $1,000 alimony. She charges in the complaint that defendant has been guilty of cruel and inhuman treatment; that he often stayed out late at night and on several occasions did not come home at all; that he gambled and failed to provide for her.
  • 17 Aug 1918 In superior court. In the divorce case of Frieda Kiel vs. Arthur Kiel, divorce was granted plaintiff, also the custody of her child and defendant was ordered to pay $20.00 a month for the support of the child.
  • 18 Aug 1918 Ethel Brown has filed complaint for divorce in superior court agains her husband, Thomas Brown. They were married in 1914 and separated last May. She avers that she has always conducted herself as a dutiful wife; but he distregarded his marital obligations; he was guilty of extreme cruelty towards her; he called her vile names; threatened to kill her and drew a gun on her and at different times left her without cause, she say.
  • 18 Aug 1918 Charles Smith has filed a complaint against his wife, Lillian, for absolute divorce. They were married in 1905 and have three children. They become dissatisfied with each other April last at which time she deserted him and thay have not lived together since. She was guilty of cruel and inhuman treatment, he claims.
  • 18 Aug 1918 In superior court, May Omspacher was granted a divorce from her husband, Henry W. Omspacher. Her maiden name of May Fleming was restored.
  • 20 Aug 1918 Mabel Robinson has filed complaint in superior court for divorce from her husband, Harry Robinson. This couple managed to live together for four months and then they separated. They were married in July, 1911, and the following October they agreed to disagree. She claims that he deserted her and that he has given her no support for more then two years. Defendant is supposed to live in Buffalo, N. Y.
  • 21 Aug 1918 Christina Krahn has filed complaint for divorce from her husband Fred Krahn in superior court. This couple was married in 1912, and separated a few day ago. She claims that he has been guilty of cruel and inhuman treatment; cursed and swore at her and even tried to choke her, and told her to get a divorce. They have one child, Majorie, four years old, and she asks for custody of the child and alimony of $10.00 a week for its support.
  • 21 Aug 1918 In superior court in the case of Fern V. Teagarden against James P. Teagarden for divorce, was granted and plaintiff was given custody of minor child and $5.00 a week for its support.
  • 21 Aug 1918 In superior court in the case of Edna Wertsbaugh for divorce from her husband, Samuel Wertsbaugh, divorce was granted and her maiden name of Edna Campbell restored.
  • 21 Aug 1918 In superior court in the divorce proceedings of Lilliam Stultz vs. Charles Stultz, the case was dismissed.
  • 22 Aug 1918 Stephen A. Thimlar, a resident of this city, has filed a complaint for divorce from his wife, Grace B. Thimlar. Their married life was of short duration - about a year and three months - but during this time the plaintiff states there were many differences to arise between the plaintiff and defendant, they were of such a nature and such an extent to distroy his happiness and it was impossible for them to live together.
  • 22 Aug 1918 In superior court the divorce suit of Bertha Stough vs. Carl Stough was heard yesterday. Cause was dismissed.
  • 23 Aug 1918 Lily E. Cook has brought action for separation against her husband, William A. Cook. The defendant is a printer at the Wayne Knitting Mills. In the complaint she avers that they were married in September, 1916, and have not lived together since last Tuesday. She says he is guilty of habitual cruelty towards her and that she is a cripple and not physically strond, and that she is not able to withstand his constant nagging. She further claims that he has not furnished sufficient money to her for her support and has constantly harrassed her about financial affairs and her inablilty to contribute to the household expenses. He continually promotes strife, making their living together intolerable.
  • 23 Aug 1918 Harriett Durbin has brought suit for divorce in superior court against her husband, Arthur C. Dubin. In the petition she states that he is guilty of cruel and inhuman treatment and has called her vile names; struck her and threatened to kill her. He makes $150 a month and she asks for a restraining order so that he will not spend it all.
  • 23 Aug 1918 Esther Schroeder is trying to get a divorce from her husband Herman J. Schroeder. She has filed complaint in superior court. This couple married in 1915 and separated in 1918. She makes her plea by reason of the fact that the defendant would never go to housekeeping, and that he would not even rent furnished rooms for her and that he has never supported plaintiff and she has been compelled to work for her own support. He is employed by the General Electric and earns $25 a week, and he owns real estate. With the divorce she asks for a restraining order, so that he will not dispose of his money and property.
  • 24 Aug 1918 In superior court yesterday, in the divorce proceedings of Josephine A. Kankamp vs. Frank Kankamp, the wife was granted a divorce.
  • 24 Aug 1918 In circuit court yesterday, Dorothy Nehrer was granted a divorce from her husband.
  • 25 Aug 1918 Eva May Ashbaugh is suing her husband, Frank E. Ashbaugh, in superior court. This couple were married in 1906 and they separated a few days ago. She states that she is a bookkeeper and cashier and ever since they have been married she has been forced to work for a living and that he has never supported her, and she further avers that he has mistreated her in many ways.
  • 25 Aug 1918 Anna Overhulser wants a divorce from her husband, George Overhulser. They were married way back in 1897 and they disagreed a few days ago. She is making her plea for the reason that he has never given her adequate support and that he has not given her anything for her support in the past two years.
  • 25 Aug 1918 Josephine Klinger wants a divorce from her husband, Louis J. Klinger. This couple were married Feb. 2, 1914. They have two children, Julius and Lorine. She accuses him of cruel and inhuman treatment, and also that he has not at any time provided for her and the children and that he would never provide a suitable home for them. He has money on deposit in the Citizens Trust company, and she states that he is now employed by the Moran Ice company and earns $25 a week. Mrs. Klinger complains that she has no money to support the children. A restraining order and an absolute divorce and custody of the children are asked.
  • 25 Aug 1918 In superior court Grace Beck was granted a divorce from her husband, George Beck, the custody of a minor child, and defendant was ordered to pay $5 a week alimony.
  • 25 Aug 1918 In superior court in the divorce case of Allen J. Lawrence vs. Ida Lawrence, court granted a divorce to the wife on cross-complaint and her name of Ida Bass was restored.
  • 27 Aug 1918 Frank Charles has brought proceedings against his wife, Nellie Charles for divorce in superior court. He claims in the petition that they were married in May, 1907, and separated in May, 1918, and he accuses her of cruel and inhuman treatment and further that she would not attend to her household duties but ran around with other men. Charles avers that she spent most of her time with an individual whom he does not know the name of, and that he believes that on May 14 she disappeared from the city with this same man. He wants an absolute divorce and the custody of their child.
  • 28 Aug 1918 A most astonishing charge is made in a complaint for divorce, filed yesterday in superior court by Thomas E. Lindeman against his wife, Linnie. Their married life was of very short duration. They were married April 23, 1917, and on August of the same year they separated. He avers that the defendant several times disregarded the warning of Lindeman. She was in the habit of visiting the different department stores of the city, and while pretending to be purchasing goods would take or purloin by means of what is commonly called shoplifting, he claims. He goes on to state that finally the practice became so extensive that Lindeman made a report to a local store, whereupon the defendant became alarmed and deserted Lindeman. This was in August, 1917, and she has never returned. He also states in the complaint that she often was in the company of strange men.
  • 28 Aug 1918 Emma L. Hockemeyer, wife of August F. Hockemeyer, is suing for divorce. Defendant is a prominent farmer and well and favorably known throughout Allen county. A verified petition asking for complete divorce, alimony of $10,000 and a restraining order is prayed for. In her complaint she avers that they were married April 17, 1910. They separated last Saturday, after a stormy session. The cause given by the wife is that Hockemeyer is an habitual drunkard. They have two children, Elson, ages 4 years and a baby girl, Rose, 2 years of age. She makes the statement that for 3 years he has been under the influence of intoxicating liquors to such an extent that he has been unable to perform his duties as a farmer, and has been unable to look after the interests of his extensive farm of 140 acres in Milan township. She claims that when he is under the influence of liquor he becomes vicious and violent, and that when in this condition he has frequently choked her and left marks of his violence on her throat; that he has struck her and pulled her hair and that even the children have been subject to his violence. Last Saturday the defendant has been to Payne, O., and returned home about 10:30 o'clock in the evening. As soon as he got in the house he began quarreling and caught her and threw her to the floor, sat upon her body and choked her until finally she succeeded in greeing her hands and she escaped from him, she says. She ran from the house and appealed to the neighbors. He sent word by a young lad that any man who stepped upon the premises he would shoot, she avers. She finally reached th home of her brother, distanced about half a mile from the home of the Hockmeyers, and with his assistance came back to the house and secceeded in securing the children, the complaint states. He is in the habit of going to Payne, twice very day, says the complaint. He is the owner of 140 acres of valuable farm land valued at $22,500 and with the stock, implements and other personal property on the place is added another $6,500, and the wife believes that he has on deposit in the banks of New Haven another $1,000; that he is indebted to the sum of $5,500 which is secured by mortgage and probably personal debts of $2,050. All the property is in his personal name although she has $2,000 of purchase price contributed at the time of their marriage. She prays for an absolute divorce, the custody of the children and $10,000 alimony.
  • 28 Aug 1918 Ophir Sowle states in his petition for divorce from his wife, Alice Sowle, that they were married in 1904 and separated in 1908 and since that time he has never seen her. He asks for absolute divorce on the grounds of desertion.
  • 31 Aug 1918 Hazel Ohneck, the wife of Arthur Ohneck, has filed divorce proceedings. Ohneck is a prosperous farmer of Allen county and the couple are widely known. There has been too much mother-in-law in their domestic relations, according to the complaint which has been filed in the superior court. Mrs. Ohneck states in the petition that before they were married - as they both belonged to differect churches - he promised he would take her to the church of her denomination; he has failed to keep his promise, but in preference to her Ohceck accompained his mother to her place of worship. "He would never take her anywhere without his mother accompanied them," avers the wronged wife. He bought her an automobile but was too mean to ever learn her to run it, and further than that he would keep the key of the machine in his pocket so that no one wlse could use it. They were married two years and three months, and married life has never been a bed of roses for her. One occasion, which she calls attention to was when she desired to go to a children's meeting at Dunfee. She asked if she could use the horse and buggy; the husband replied that he would return in time to take her; he didn't return though until long after the meeing was over, and to make matters worse she found out that he had hid the harness so that if she had wanted to use the horse is would have been simply impossible. This was the opening chapter of her troubles. Things finally became worse, according to Mrs. Ohneck's story. He found fault with the plaintiff and told her that she did nothing. He wanted her to work until late at night. He intimated that he cared nothing for her, and he allowed his mother to misuse her and finally ordered her off the farm. Mrs. Ohneck wants alimony to the amount of $3,000. In her prayer for a restraining order she states that her husband has $2,500 worth of personal property on the farm. Through int joint work they sold $1,600 worth of stock, eggs and poultry in 1917 and $1,000 worth this year. This is outside the value of crops. She believes that he has about $4,000 on deposit in the different banks of the city and she asks for a restraining order so that he cannot dispose of this property. She asks for absolute divorce and $3,000 alimony.
  • 31 Aug 1918 Vera Jones has filed suit for divorce from her husband, Thomas Jones, in Superior court. This couple were married in October, 1916, and a few days ago she claims that her recreant swain deserted her. He told her that he was going to Toledo. SLhe doesn't care very much where he went because he has failed to support her. She claims that she was left wholly penniless.

  • 01 Sep 1918 Elsie Sutton has filed divorce proceedings against her husband Arthur Sutton. She makes the statement that her husband deserted her a few days ago and has left for parts unknown. They were married in 1898 and have three children, Arlington, Harlan and Ralph. In the petition the wife states that they own a restaurant with a value of $1,000. She states that he is not a fit person to have care of the children, and that he has often cursed her and that he is guilty of cruel and inhuman treatment. It is claimed by the wife that Sutton is not a resident of this city.
  • 01 Sep 1918 In superior court, Bertha Brown vs. William Brown. Plaintiff was granted a divorce and the custody of minor child.
  • 01 Sep 1918 Helen Brown vs. Joseph Brown suit for divorce. Cause was dismissed.
  • 04 Sep 1918 Nancy M. Austin have filed divorce proceedings against her husband Nelson Austin. The complaint states that she resides at 209 East Superior street. She was married to the defendant in October, 1916, and separated last August. They have no children. She blames him for cruel and inhuman treatment, and says he was a regular scolder and nagger. Before Mrs. Austin was married - it was her second attempt - she had a son, and it was understood and they has a written agreement to the effect, the her son should be allowed to visit their home. This the defendant would not allow and here broke his solemn promise. And he was not a good provider. Mrs. Austin is afflicted with heart disease, so the doctor said, and she was unable to stand his abuse. Defendant is a teamster and employed by the city.
  • 04 Sep 1918 Anna L. Harvey is trying to secure a divorce from her husband, Samuel A. Harvey. She lives at 616 Montgomery street. She married defendant in August, 1902, and has lived apart since February, 1912. She claims that she was abandoned on February 2 of that year without money and since then she has been forced to support herself working among strangers, to gain sufficient sustenance for herself and child. She wants an absolute divorce and the custody of her child.
  • 04 Sep 1918 Charles W. Ruchel has filed divorce proceedings against his wife Blanche Pearl Ruchel. Ruchel states that his wife deserted him and refused to live with him. She was wont to visit other cities and stay indefinitely with unknown people, he claims.
  • 04 Sep 1918 Lydia Dodane has brought divorce proceedings against her husband Charles Dodane. They were married in August, 1906, and separated a day or two ago. They have six children, Helen, Norbert, Elmer, Lavonne, Howard and Mary. Mrs. Dodane avers that he is not a fit person to have custody of her children. In her complaint she states that he would often go out of the state and get drunk and would return to his home in an intoxicated condition and would then strike and otherwise abuse the children; he was given to cruel and inhuman treatment; he often struck and choked her. Since the state went dry he has frequently gone to out of the state places where he could get strong drink. He went to Lima, Ohio, on August 18 and returned in the morning in a drunken stupor and on that occasion he beat Mrs. Dodane so that the services of a physician were necessary, she claims. Defendant is an employe of the Pennsylvania railroad and he has a deposit of money with the south branch Lincoln National bank. She wants aside from an absolute divorce a restraining order, the custody of the children and $120 a month for her and the support of the children.
  • 06 Sep 1918 Anna May Overley has brought divorce proceedings against her husbqand Albert Overley, in Superior court. It would seem from the complaint to be another case of too much "Payne." She clains that he visited the Ohio oasos at least three times a week. He is guilty of cruel and inhuman treatment and that he was a poor provider and that he did not produce to exceed one dollar a week. They were married in 1912.
  • 06 Sep 1918 In superior court Edith Williams vs. Frank Williams for divorce, was dismissed at plaintiff's cost.
  • 06 Sep 1918 In superior court in suit for divorce George E. Sliger against Savina Sliger, divorce was granted the plaintiff.
  • 07 Sep 1918 Margaret D. Lutz, who conducts a restaurant at 111 Carl street and a rooming house at 230 Baker street, has filed a complaint in superior court for divorce from her husband, Charles Lotz. Lotz is a motorman in the employ of the Fort Wayne & Northern Indiana Traction company. In the petition she states that her husband has failed to make reasonable provision for her and her two children. She claims that he has threatened to cause her trouble and that he would inflict bodily harm upon her if she ever started proceedings for divorce. They were married several years ago and separated sometime this year. There are no dates diven in the petition. The two children which were born to them are William, aged seven, and Joseph Franklin, five years of age. She claims that the husband is not a fit person to care for the children and asks the court for their custody and an absolute divorce.
  • 07 Sep 1918 Alfred W. Young is suing his wife Minnie Young for an absolute divorce. He claims that she abandoned him in August, 1912, and that before she left she refused to live with him any longer. As she has been absent longer than two years he is asking for divorce on statutory groungs.
  • 07 Sep 1918 Maud Ruth McNeal is suing her husband for divorce in superior court. They were married May, 1918, and separated in September of the same year. Five short or long months of wedded bliss. She claims that he did not provide medical treatment for her for which she was in need and he would absent himself from home and mistreat her in various ways. Defendant is a painting contractor and resides at 1123 Wall street in this city. Mrs. McNeal wants a restraining order and an absolute divorce.
  • 07 Sep 1918 Nora Barrett, is another discontented wife praying for the blessing of being free once again. She is the wife of John H. Barrett, and has brought proceedings in superior court for an absolute divorce. They were married in Evansville, September, 1912, and separated, April, 1913, and they have never been together since. She is claiming diovrce on statutory grounds as she has been deserted for a longer period than two years. She states that she has no means of support and that he has never contributed for her support.
  • 07 Sep 1918 Margaret M. Porter wants legal separation from Clarence W. Porter. Defendant in the case is an employe of the American Road Machine company. They were married in March, 1915, and separated a few days ago. They have two children, Mary, two years of age, and Winifred, aged one year. She says in her plea that he would go and remain away late at night. He is an improper person to have the care of the children. He earns $25.00 a week and asks that he divide it with her and the children.
  • 07 Sep 1918 In superior court in the action for divorce of Edith Williams vs. Frank Williams on motion of plaintiff the cause was dismissed at plaintiff's costs.
  • 08 Sep 1918 Grace Freeland has brought divorce proceedings against her husband, Edward F. Freeland, in circuit court. In her complaint she states that she was married to the defendant in 1912 and in 1916 they separated. She accuses him of cruel and inhuman treatment and avers that he often came home drunk and when in this condition he was very abusive and would treat her in a very cruel manner. Life was simply unbearable, she states. They have two children. She states that the defendant is not a fit person to have the custody of the children and she asks for the custody of the children and an absolute divorce.
  • 08 Sep 1918 In superior court in the divorce case of Dee O. Jackson vs. Lucy M. Jackson a divorce was granted the plaintiff.
  • 09 Sep 1918 Marie J. Wilde is suing her husband Edgar Wilde for divorce in superior court. She is a traveling saleslady and resides at 1716 Maumee avenue. They were married in October, 1909, and since 1916 they have lived apart. She charges him with cruel and inhuman treatment and during the greater part of their married life defendant succeeded in making life miserable for her throught constant nagging and finding fault. She wants and absolute divorce and the restoration of her maiden name.
  • 09 Sep 1918 Ada Lamb has filed a complaint in superior court for support against her husband, William S. Lamb. It seems from the petition that the defendant was denied a divorce from Mrs.. Lamb, and in the complaint just filed she states that every since he has failed to contribute to her support. Mrs. Lamb states that she is past fifty years of age, and physically not strong, in fact, she is unable to labor. The defendant is an employe of the city and she states he earns $85.00 a month. They have one child. She asks that the defendant be ordered to pay her $10.00 a week for her support.
  • 11 Sep 1918 Alvin R. Botteron, an employe of the Fort Wayne electric plant works as a night repair man, is suing his wife, Alice R. Botteron for divorce and the custody of his children. Mrs. Botteron is at present residing with her parents, M. L. Wislin, R.F.D. No. 2, Woodburn. In the petition he avers that the defendant has a habit of swearing in the presence of her children in a manner too vile to be quoted in the complaint. She has often told him that she had no further use for him. He claims that she has negelected her children and has often stayed out late at night and has been accompanied home by strange men. They have three children, Helen V. ages 5 years, Florence aged 4, and Robert agec 3. He asks for an absolute divorce and custody of the children.
  • 11 Sep 1918 In superior court, in the divorce proceedings of Laura Brinkman vs. William Brinkman, divorce was granted plaintiff and custody of two minor children was given defendant.
  • 12 Sep 1918 In superior court in the divorce case of Alice Adams vs. Charles C. Adams plaintiff was granted a divorce at defendant's cost.
  • 12 Sep 1918 In superior court Rachel M. Moore was granted a divorce from Joseph Moore and her maiden name of White restored.
  • 13 Sep 1918 Henry C. Szink, residing at 1103 Lavina street, is suing his wife, Huldah for divorce. The plaintiff avers that she was cruel and inhuman in her treatment of him and that the language was most vindictive, vile and filthy, and that she was a woman of ungovernable temper; she did not care to do her household duties and failed to prepare his meals. Before they separated she chose to go among strangers and work and when he reprimanded her she replied in language unbecoming a wife and mother, he says.
  • 13 Sep 1918 Adelia Lung has brought divorce proceedings against her husband, Daniel Lung. They conduct a restaurant in New Haven. She states that when they were married in March, 1917, she had four hundren dollars and that she loaned her husband one hundred to start a restaurant. She was a partner in the enterprise and still owns her interest, she avers. They have accumulated $700 and half of this she claims. In her complaint she states that he treated her cruelly and inhumanly and struck and beat her. She asks for a restraining order so that he cannot defraud her out of her money.
  • 14 Sep 1918 Rosy B. Bolton, residing at 1721 South Calhoun street, and wife of William Bolton, has filed complaint for divorce in superior court. She states in her petition that she was married in 1883 to the defendant and ten children were born. They separated last Wednesday. Mrs. Bolton charges the defendant with cruel and inhuman treatment; he would often call her vile names and she avers that he has an ungovernable temper, that he has often cursed and swore at her until life has become a burden to her. She further avers that she has been compelled to keep roomers in order that the family might be cared for. The defendant is employed by the Pennsylvania Railroad company and earns $150 a month. She asks the custody of the minor children and an absolute divorce.
  • 14 Sep 1918 Florence Kromm, residing at 2718 Maumee avenue, is suing her husband Terrence Kromm, for divorce in superior court. She believes that she is entitled to a divorce because the defendant has never provided her with a suitable home. He is given to cursing his wife. She has been compelled to keep boarders and roomers in order to get sufficient funds to exist. They were married in September, 1911, and sparated last July. They have one child and the defendant took possession of it. This the wife objects to very strenuuously for the reason she avers that he is not a fit person to have custody of the little one and she asks custody of the child and $500 alimony, $5.00 per week for the care of the little one and an absolute divorce.
  • 14 Sep 1918 Eleanor Criswell is suing her husband, Harry H. Criswell, for divorce. She resides at 2102 Maumee avenue. They were married in July, 1916. He was a man that found more pleasure away from home than with his family, she claims. He had no wish to accompany her to any places of amusement or to any social engagements, but left her entirely to her own resources. Defendant has filed a statement to the effect that he will waive the issuance and service of summons.
  • 15 Sep 1918 In superior court, Dewey O. Sandmeyer vs. Grace Sandmeyer. Plaintiff was granted a divorce.
  • 17 Sep 1918 Walter Warner, residing at 739 Poplar street, has sued his wife, Charlotte Warner, for divorce. In the petition he states that he is a bookkeeper by profession; that his reasons for wanting a divorce are because of the ciolent temper of his wife, and that on divers occasions she has thrown knives, dished and forks at him; that she has made frequent accusations against him to the effect that he knows other women too well. She is possessed of a very sullen temper and for weeks at a time she would refuse to speak to him, he says.
  • 18 Sep 1918 Walda Wilson has filed a complaint for divorce against her husband, Harry Wilson. She resides at 615 Charlotte avenue. In her petition she states that she was married to the defendant in December, 1909, and separated a few days ago. She charges him with neglect to provide for herself and her two children with proper food, clothing and medical attention. This neglect has covered a period of six months. She further charges him with habitual cruelty and that he is an habitual drunkard. Defendant is employed with the Fort Wayne & Northern Indiana Traction company.
  • 18 Sep 1918 In superior court the divorce suit of M. Calhoun vs. Edward Calhoun, divorce was granted her and defendant will have to pay $14.00 per month for support of child.
  • 18 Sep 1918 The divorce case of Joseph William Maxwell vs. Hanna Catherine Maxwell was tried in superior court yesterday. The plaintiff was granted a divorce.
  • 19 Sep 1918 Grace E. Dill, residing at 2914 Thompson avenue, this city, has filed in superior court a verified petition for separation from her husband, Beveridge E. Dill. In this petition she states that she was married to the defendant in October, 1915, and that she was forced to separate from hin on the 16th of this month. She brings out the facts that the defendant is given to the excessive use of intexicants and injulger in periodical and prolonged debauches, at which time he absents himself from his home with "complete neglect" of his wife and child. They have one child, Beveridge E., who is 8 years of age, and Mrs. Dill states that he is wholly unfit to have custody of the boy. She asks for custody of the child and separation.
  • 20 Sep 1918 Eunice Raber, residing at 135 Washington boulevard east, has filed complaint for divorce from her husband, Ralph Raber. According to the petition they were married in October, 1902. They have no children. He told her more than five years ago that he desired to live alone and since that time she has been compelled to support herself, she says. The defendant has failed to make reasonable provisions and he abandoned her in March, 1913. She states that the defendant has considerable property and aside from absolute divorce she asks for $10,000 alimony.
  • 20 Sep 1918 Rosalie Kincel residing at the corner of Lafayette and Lewis streets, has filed a complaint for divorce from her husband William F. Kincel in superior court. In the complaint she states that she was married to the defendant in October, 1912, and in May of 1914, he left her. Since that time he has never made his whereabouts known and has never provided any money towards the support of his wife, and she has been compelled to work for her own support.
  • 22 Sep 1918 Estella M. Taylor has filed complaint in superior court against her husband, Henry J. Taylor, for a legal separation for twenty years. She lives at 1433 Taylor street. Her husband is a traveling salesman, and according to the petition makes $250.00 a month. They were married in 1895 and separated this month. She avers that life is a constant strife with her and renders living with her husband intolerable. He has a violent temper, says the wife and is guilty of cruel and inhuman treatment. They have a boy, Donald, who is sixteen years of age. Taylor is an able-bodied man, according to the petition and with the amount of money he earns she believes that she is entitled to $175.00 per month for the support of herself and her boy.
  • 24 Sep 1918 Clarence Stewart, of 518 Masterson avenue, has filed ficorce proceedings against his wife, Gladys, in superior court. According to the complaint they were married in April, 1915, and lived together until this report was filed with the clerk of the court. He avers that she is guilty of cruel and inhuman treatment and frequently called him vile and profane names. He states that they separated once before but on account of her promise to do better he took her back. She promised to conduct herself as a wife should but did not keep her promise and has since been guilty of the same offense. They have one child and he claims that she is not a fit person to have the custody of it. Plainriff is a chauffeur by occupation.
  • 24 Sep 1918 Lue Boner, residing at 1200 Thayer street, has filed a complaint in superior court for divorce from his wife, Mable whom he believes is now residing at 3623 Chass street, Toledo, Ohio. The couple married in 1917 and they lived together until last February. He accuses her of associating with lewd and vile people and with such company visited wine rooms and drinking places. He states in his petition that he left her just as soon as he became acquainted with the manner of woman she was.
  • 25 Sep 1918 Carl Piepenbrink, residing at 604 Poplar street, and employed as a teamster, has brought divorce proceedings against his wife, Marguerette. In the petition he states that they were married September, 1915, and lived together until the filing of the complaint. A greater part of his married life, avers the petitioner, was utterly impossible. She was continually nagging and found fault with everything that he did. They has separated once before, but the promises that had formerly been made, seemed to do no good.
  • 25 Sep 1918 Grace Krome, residing at 1421 North Calhoun street, is suing her husband for divorce. Jay Drome is at present employed with the City Trucking company. In the complaint she avers that they were married in November, 1908. They have one child, now nine years of age. She charges the defendant with cruel and inhuman treatment; that he has struck her; called her vile name; absented himself for weeks at a tim; stayed out late at night with improper associates. He is a strong, ablebodied man and earning good wages from the position he is now holding. The petitioner mentions that fact that they separated on the 17th instant. She is a cripple, without means or property. She states that he is an improper person to have custody of their child and she prays the court that she may be given the custody and that he be ordered to pay a reasonable amount for her and the child's support.
  • 25 Sep 1918 Jessie Peamer has filed complaint for divorce from her husband, August Reamer. They reside at 1221 Hugh street. The complaint states that they were married March, 1899, and separated on September 20, last Friday. He is possessed of an ungovernable temper she avers and he continually quarrels with her and he has even gone so far as to accuse her of infidelity. Married life to her, says the petitioner, is unbearable. They have no children.
  • 25 Sep 1918 In superior court, Emma Till was granted a divorce from her husband, James Lester Till.
  • 25 Sep 1918 In superior court, Frank Devaux was granted a divorce from his wife, Gladys B. Privilage was granted defendant to visit their two children, Edna, ages two years, and Edward, aged four.
  • 26 Sep 1918 Cora I. Bohnke is suing her husband, Fred H. Bohnke, for a divorce. Mrs. Bohnke gives her residence as 1140 Franklin avenue, and her occuaption at that of housekeeper. In the complaint she states that she was married to the defendant in September, 1917, and they separated a few days ago. Almost a year of married bliss; then according to the complaint he began to abuse her. She states that he is a man of vile temper, and constantly drinks intoxicants to excess. Before they were married he pictured to her the farm he owned, after their marriage this illusion was dispelled. Defendant is an employe of the Noble Hoop company, and gets a good salary. She asks that he be made to pay her alimony fo $25.00 per month.
  • 26 Sep 1918 In the superior court the divorce proceedings of Oscar G. Duncan vs. Rsoe Duncan, on motion of the plaintiff case was dismissed.
  • 27 Sep 1918 Richard C. Steinke, employed at the Wayne Knitting mills and resident at the Lake Shore hotel, has began proceedings for divorce from his wife, Myrtle. Aside from claiming that she has treated him curelly and inhumanly, he claims that she has associated with other men and would go to various cities to meet a certain individual, and at the same time would tell her husband that she was going to visit in the county. They were married in May, 1915, and separated a short time ago.
  • 27 Sep 1918 Margaret Piepenbrink has filed a cross complaint in the divorce suit of Carl Piepenbrink vs. Margaret Piepenbrink. She makes the charge against her husband that he has been in the habit of making trips too regularly to Payne and returning home in an intoxicated condition. She also accuses him of being cruel and inhuman and makes the serious charge that on one occasion he choked her sufficiently to burst a goiter on her neck.
  • 28 Sep 1918 Andrew A. Cooper has begun divorce proceedings in superior court against his wife Nora. If the complaint is in accordance to facts the defendant should be classed as champion pugilist of America. She beat him and broke his glasses on one occasion, then threw scalding water on him, at the same time using vile and indecent language, he says. On another occasion she beat both he and his mother and threw them out of the house. This was on Sept. 24, and after these indignities she threatened to kill him. They were married in August, 1915, and have a child, Cathleen, aged 19 months. Plaintiff further avers that the defendant often shakes and beats the baby and at the same time uses vile and obscene language. Cooper further claims that he has been forced to leave the position where he had been employed on account of his wife calling upon him and entering upon a tirade of abuse and obscene lanuage. He asks for a divorce and the custody of the baby.
  • 29 Sep 1918 Laura E. Dewitt, of 1104 Wells street has filed divorce proceedings against her husband, Bert Dewitt, in superior court. They were married in 1900, and have a son 17 years of age. Mrs. Dewitt does not know the whereabouts of her husband. He deserted her two years ago, and for two years prior to that did not support her. She states in the petiton that he spent all him money for alcoholic drink.
  • 29 Sep 1918 Martha Heabler, living at 707 Columbia street, has filed suit for divorce against Thomas Heabler. They were united in marriage in March, 1903, and on September 27 separated. She gives in her petition the reasons for asking for a divorce was that he would fly into a temper at the slightest pretext and without cause and while in that state would choke, strike and beat her. On one occasion he tore her hat to shreds and at another time tore her waist off, choling and lacerating her throat, she alleges. With the prtition she asks for a restraining order, an absolute divorce and the restitution of her maiden name of Gebart.
  • 29 Sep 1918 In superior court in the divorce proceedings of Dora Fosnaugh vs. Harrison Fosnaugh, the court entered a decree of divorce and allowed the plaintiff $3,500 alimony. The plaintiff resides on R.R. No, 7. They were married in 1886 and lived together until January 23, 1918. The case has been fought very stubbornly by the attorneys for both sides.
  • 29 Sep 1918 In superior court in divorce proceedings of Vivian Lampke vs. Edward Lampke, plaintiff was granted a divorce and her former name of Hale was restored.
  • 29 Sep 1918 In superior court in divorce proceedings of Edith Sovine vs. Charles Sovine, petition was granted plaintiff and her former name of Baumgart was restored.

  • 01 Oct 1918 Mrs. N. Augusta Bowers has brought proceedings for divorce in superior court. In her complaint she states that he has treated her with inhuman cruelty and that he has an incomplatible disposition, so much so that she is unable to live with him any longer. She resides at 335 West Berry street.
  • 01 Oct 1918 Orpha L. Counterman has filed complaint for divorce from her husband, Walter E. Counterman. Mrs. Counterman resides at 1807 Pine street, and at present is employed in a glove factory. It was in 1913 that htis couple married, and in April, 1915, the plaintiff avers that her husband deserted her. He left her penniless and without anything to ear. They have two children. In all that time he has never furnished one cent of money; in fact she has nover heard from him, she says. He has never contributed a cent towards the support of his family directly or indirectly. They have a boy, Theodore, 13 years of age, and an adopted son 3 years of age.
  • 01 Oct 1918 Mary Strack is suing for divorce in circuit court. Her husband ia Pat Strack. They were married in April, 1917, and lived together until a few days ago. She tell a tale of cruelty and neglect, and how he would beat her, leaving marks of violence upon her body. He failed to furnish the plaintiff with the necessitites of life. He compelled her to leave the house and told her not to return. A few days ago he had her arrested on a charge of loitering. She avera that this charge was unfounded and was only true so far as the defendant would not let her enter the house. Defendant is employed by the Virginia-Carolina Chemical company, and earns good wages. She states specifically that he carries a revolver constantly. She wants a divorce, her maiden name restored and $500 alimony.
  • 01 Oct 1918 In superior court the divorce suit of William A. Morris against Emma Morris was heard. Plaintiff was granted a divorce and both plaintiff and defendant were forbidden to marry within two years.
  • 02 Oct 1918 Lillian Knoblock, residing at 1327 1/2 Calhoun street, has filed divorce proceedings against her husband, Edward Knoblock. Aside from an absolute divorce, she asks $1,000 in alimony and the restoration of her maided name. "There was no deep vale shut out by Alpine hills," to spend her honeymoon in, if her complaint is reliable. They were married Sept. 9 and separated on the 29th of the same month 1918. According to the calendar this would be nineteen days of bliss, or misery, from whatever angle the alliance is figured. The groom is addicted to strong drink, and when under its influence did not hesitate to strike the bride; at stated intervals this rough treatment did not suffice and he resorted to more strenuous action by choking and striking her, and he was not reticent in questioning her fidelity to him either. He has left her without any source of income, and as he earns as much as $125 per month, she wants a judgement for $1,000 and her maiden name of Lillian Close restored.
  • 02 Oct 1918 Charles Ludwick crowded the record of the above parties dangerously. He filed a complaint against his wife, Ruth May Ludwick, in superior court yesterday. This couple were married in April, 1918, and separated September, 1918. About four months of a dream of infinite bliss that did not turn out and ended with an abrupt awakening. He is mild in his complaint compared to some. She simply made it unpleasant for him to live with her, and she could not feel amiable towards the plaintiff's mother. He states in his complaint that he is fearful that she will do him bodily harm and asks that she be enjoined from coming near the house.
  • 02 Oct 1918 Grace Zent wants a divorce from James Zent. Mrs. Zent resides at 2120 Clinton street. They were married, according to the petition, in April, 1909, and they ceased to live together last July. She avers that for two years he has filed to contribute to her support; that he compelled her to work upon the famr and do a man's work; that he is possessed of an ungovernable temper, and would curse her; that he was insanely jealous and falsely accused her of indifelity. Defendant is at present employed with the Fort Wayne & Northern Indiana Traction company, and earns good wages; that he is the owner of a 25 acre farm in Whitley county, which was farmed by the plaintiff and the defendant. The land is worth $1,800, and he also owns an auto worth $500, and the household furniture is worth another $200, and he has a $50 liberty bond. With this amount of property in the hands of the defendant, she asks for a restraining order so that he may not dispose of it. With a divorce she asks also for $1,000 alimony.
  • 02 Oct 1918 Wilmer Long is suing his wife, Marie Long for divorce. This couple were married in July, 1916, and separated last August. The have one child, Virginia Rose, which is in the temporary custody of the grandmother. He also asks for custody fo the child. She is guilty, he claims of unbecoming conduct of a wife and mother. She has refused to live with the plaintiff and she has for some time neglected to properly keep house; several time she has left home without the consent or knowledge of the plaintiff. She has told him that she does not care for him. Zent lives at 614 State street.
  • 03 Oct 1918 In superior court, in the divorce proceedings of Octavio Johnson vs. Jeremiah Johnson, plaintiff was granted divorce. Both parties were forbidden to marry within two years.
  • 03 Oct 1918 In superior court, in the proceedings for divorce between May Tullis and William Tullis, decree was granted the plainriff. The minor children, Delmar, aged ten, and Leroy, aged five years, will remain in the Allen county orphans home.
  • 04 Oct 1918 In superior court: Divorce proceedings of Rosy B. Bolton vs. William Bolton was dismissed.
  • 05 Oct 1918 Lottie Onstutt, residing at 441 Baker street, has sued her husband, Harry Onstutt for divorce in superior court. This couple married in December, 1908, and lived together until last July. They have one child, Beatrice, aged 9 years. The petition states that he is not a fit person to have the custody of this child. He failed and neglected to provide plaintiff with proper food and clothing, and she was force to find employment and support herself. She has no means; no money or property, she avers.
  • 06 Oct 1918 Esther Weaver, of 337 Montgomery street, has filed divorce proceedings against her husband, Clifford Weaver. She states in the petition that they were married in December, 1914, and that they separated a few days ago. They have two children, Emmett, aged 3, and William, aged 2 years. The principal objections she states are that he will go for days and on several occasions has gone for weeks without speaking to her; he often remains away from his meals and he never tells her where he went, and he continued to remain away from her and ignored her, and when she remonstrated with him he could tell to go and get a divorce. She wants the care and custody of the children and an absolute divorce.
  • 06 Oct 1918 Faustina Griffin, whose present address is 821 Clinton street, has brought suit against her husband, Fay Griffin, for divorce. This couple were married March, 1908, and separated in September, 1917. They have one child, Eva Irene, aged 10 months. When they separated he deserted her without making any provision for her support and he took $600 of her money, which she had gotten from the sale of some real estate. She charges him with taking one Edith De Long with him when he left the city, and that she went with him as far as Oklahoma.
  • 08 Oct 1918 Cora Ballard has filed divorce proceedings against her husband, George Boyer Ballard, in superior court. This couple married in October, 1915. She states in her petition that for two years prior to their separation the defendant continually nagged and found fault with the plaintiff and his home surroundings. On numerous occasions the defendant sent her and their children to live with her mother, and he has told her that he wished she would never come back. This was done to evade supporting her. For more than eight years he has been neglectful. They have three children, Walter, Esther and Ruth. She believes that he is an improper person to have the care of the children and asks that the court give them into her custody. She states that she is a clerk by occupation.
  • 08 Oct 1918 Jacob Koehl has filed complaint for divorce against his wife, Anna R. Koehl. He resides at 421 East DeWald street. He is sixty years of age and she is fifty-three. They have no children. They were married in May, 1906, and the defendant abandoned the plaintiff, October 7, 1918. He states in the petition that she often abandoned him and refused to live with him and she gave him to understand that she did not love him and desired that he secure a divorce.
  • 08 Oct 1918 Daivd Meyers has filed divorce proceedings from his wife, May Meyers. It is the same story often told. She was unlady like and called him vile names and was given to profanity, while he objected to such language from a woman and expecially his wife. She made life utterly miserable for him he avers. Meyers is a painter by trade and resides at 1322 Burgess street.
  • 08 Oct 1918 In superior court, in divorce proceedings of Clara Porter vs. Arthur Porter, divorce was granted plaintiff and the custody of their two children, Olive Esther and Hazel Irene, remain as wards of juvenile court of Lagrange county. Both parties to the suit were forbidden to marry within two year from date of divorce.
  • 09 Oct 1918 A divorce case has been filed in superior court by Fannie Williams, who resides at 120 Johnson street in this city, against John Williams. They were married in October, 1915, and have two children, Helen and John, Jr. She states in the petition that he struck and beat her many times, but the climax of their life's dream ended, so far as she is concerned, occurred one evening when he struck her and threw her on the bed, and when she was near insensiblilty he reached for a razor to cut her throat. Through her frantic efforts she managed to free herself and ran out of the house to save her life. She avers that he was often obliged to go to the neighbors and beg for food for herself and babies. The defendant is an employe of the Rolling mills and earns, she states, $6.00 a day. She asks the court to grant her alimony to the amount of $20.00 a week, the custody of the children and an absolute divorce.
  • 10 Oct 1918 John D. Perry has begun divorce proceedings against his wife, Arispa Olive Perry. The couple were married in January, 1916, and in April of the same year he claims that she deserted him. Since she has not returned he wants a divorce.
  • 10 Oct 1918 Jennie M Peppler has filed divorce proceedings against her husband, Henry Peppler. She resides at 1605 Walton avenue. She states in the petition that his language toward her was seasoned with entirely too much Billingsgate and he did not hesitate on several occasions to strike her. On several occasions he was abusive and she left him, but he would always persuade her to come back seasoning his imploring requests with roseate promises. She returned, but he did not keep his promises and this time she is absolutely throught with him. He makes from $140 to $150 a month working for the Pennsylvania and she asks the court for temporary support as well as a divorce.
  • 10 Oct 1918 In circuit court Emma Rodenbeck was granted a divorce from Christ Rodenbeck. Defendant will also pay $6 a week towards the support of the children.
  • 11 Oct 1918 In superior court, divorce was granted plaintiff in the case of George C. Valentine vs. Elizabeth Valentine.
  • 11 Oct 1918 In superior court, in the case of Charles E. Gilbert vs. Cordelia Gilbert, divorce was granted plaintiff.
  • 11 Oct 1918 in superior court, in divorce proceedings of Fannie Williams vs. John Williams, cause was dismissed at defendant's cost.
  • 12 Oct 1918 Luella Burton has begun divorce proceedings against her husband, John Burton, in superior court. They reside at 1607 Howell street, and the defendant is an iron worker in the Rolling Mills, and she says he is strong and ablebodied and capable of earning $50 a week. They were married in 1894 and separated last month. She states in the petition that he is given to cursing her. He has frequently threatened the plaintiff and she avers that she is fearful that he will do her bodily injury unless enjoined by the court. She wants, besides an absolute divorce, fifteen dollars a week alimony.
  • 12 Oct 1918 Catherine Kramer has fallen out with her husband, Frank Kramer, and wants a divorce from him. She filed her complaint in superior court yesterday. They live at 1217 1/2 Broadway. In the petition Mrs. Kramer states that they were married in August, 1897, and have four children, Madonna, 10 years, Alvin, 14 years, Julia, 17 years, and John, 19 years. They separated in August, 1916. She avers that he is guilty of cruel and inhuman treatment; that he has failed for more then four years to support her and her children; he drank intoxicants to excess; that he swears at her, and calls her vile and indecent names.
  • 12 Oct 1918 In superior court, divorce proceedings of Charles Kerber vs. Nina Kerber was heard yesterday. The divorce was granted plaintiff. The defendant did not appear in court. In his testimony plaintiff said that often the woman would come home in a beastly state of intoxication and absolutely helpless. She has told him that she could not live without intoxicating stimulants.
  • 13 Oct 1918 Branson Roebuck, a gardner, living at 1209 Charlotte avenue, has filed divorce proceedings in superior court. In his petition he states that he was married to his wife Almeda, in Kalamazoo, Mich., January 4, 1917. They lived together six weeks. During this time she refused to keep house for him, then refused to live with him or to go with him where he was employed. She told him that she cared more for her mother than she did for him. They have one daughter less than a year old.
  • 15 Oct 1918 Earl G. Schnitz, residing at 2115 Broadway, has filed divorce proceedings against his wife, Glenola Schnitz. In the petition he states that before this action was taken his wife persested in taking a gentleman boarder, much against his wishes. She finally won the argument and when the gentleman boarder put in an appearance she fell desperately in love with him, and she was not backward in making the fact known to her husband. Her disposition became unbearable toward her husband and her actions intolerable, he claims. He maintained the home and the children, Clifford, aged five, and Milan, aged three, until July, whe she tood the children and left his home. She had often boasted of her fondness for the bentleman boarder, the husband says.
  • 15 Oct 1918 Albert A. Hartstine is suing his wife, Bernice Hartstine, for divorce. They were married in May, 1918. October 14 was the last day they lived together. The plaintiff charges association with other men.
  • 16 Oct 1918 Clara Dorman has brought divorce proceedings in circuit court against her husband, Lenn Dorman. They live at 2120 Smith street. They were married twelve years ago and lived together until November, 1917. He failed to properly provide for her and he was given to cruel and inhuman treatment and calling her vile and indecent names and accusing her with associating with bad men.
  • 16 Oct 1918 Edith M. Horman vs. William Horman, in superior court. Divorce was granted plaintiff at defendant's cost.
  • 17 Oct 1918 Lucile Ginsberg has brought divorce proceedings against her husband, Edward L. Ginsberg, in superior court. They were married in 1914 and have one child, Mark Lloyd Ginsberg, three and one-half years old. She states in the petition the defendant deserted her without cause or justification, and after he had gone he notified her that she could get a divorce because he did not care for her and would not live with her any more. He enlisted in the United States army August 1, 1917, and the plaintiff states that he was court martialed June 17, 1918, for absence without leave and impersonating an officer. It is claimed that he obtained money on false pretenses and he was sentenced to dishonorable discharge and to be confined in the military prison at Fort Leavenworth for five years at hard labor. The plaintiff claims a divorce for the reason that her husband is a felon.
  • 18 Oct 1918 Ada Mencer has filed a cross-complaint against her husband Charles. Mercer is a section hand, and earns from $18 to $25 a week. They were married in April, 1918, and separated the following October. He is an habitual nagger, she says, and he has made startling accusations against her; he is insanely jealous; she is in poor health and he has steadily refused to employ a doctor for her.
  • 18 Oct 1918 In superior court in the divorce proceedings of Rose Cramer vs. Frank Cramer complaint was dismissed.
  • 19 Oct 1918 Wallace Smith has filed a petition for divorce from his wife, Maud A. Smith in superior court. The couple married in 1916 and lived together until the filing of this complaint. The plaintiff claims conduct unbecoming a wife. He further claims that the woman is possessed of an ungovernable temper and she has even gone so far as to threaten Smith herself and he believes that she would have struck him if he had not prevented her. He claims that married life with the defendant is unbearable.
  • 19 Oct 1918 Fred Lambert, well-known real estate and hotel man, residing at 135 East Washington boulevard, has filed divorce proceedings. In the petition he states that he married defendant in February, 1896, and they separated in March, 1918. He complains of her cruel and inhuman treatment of him; that she has a habit of abusing and making threats, and this conduct has continued for over two years. The defendant at this time is not a resident of the state, and is supposed to be residing in Freeport, Ill.
  • 19 Oct 1918 In superior court: Charles Stubbins was granted a divorce from his wife, Julia. Judgement and decrees at plaintiff's cost.
  • 20 Oct 1918 In superior court yesterday Judge Yaple heard the divorce case of Max Pfuelier vs. Anna Pfuelier, judgement and decree was granted plaintiff . Neither party may marry within two years, the court ruled.
  • 20 Oct 1918 In superior court Eleanor G. Bordner was granted a divorce from Leo E. Bordner. Plaintiff's maiden name of Eleanor Diehm was restored.
  • 22 Oct 1918 Merl Waggoner has filed divorce preceedings against his wife, Gretchen. They live at 1302 Spy Run avenue. They were married in August, 1913, and have one child, Julius Dawson Waggoner, aged 3 years. They separated October 9. Merl claims that his wife has treated him in a cruel and inhuman manner, that she used vile and abusive language toward him and that she conducts herself in such a manner that to live with her is simply impossible. She left him September 9 and has refused his entreaties to return.
  • 22 Oct 1918 In superior court, Catherine Neumann vs. John Neumann, complaint for divorce; divorce granted and judgement at defendant's cost.
  • 23 Oct 1918 Louise Hamilton, has brought divorce proceedings against her husband Charles Allen Hamilton, in Superior court. She claims that her husband failed to make any provisions for good and clothing for her, although he was fully able to do so. She beliebes that he is living with another woman not his wife in Indianapolis.
  • 23 Oct 1918 Marths Anspach, living at 542 Wallace street, has filed complaint for limited separation in Superior court, against her husband William A. Anspach. They were married in August 1876. They have has six children, two of them are dear and the remaining are over twenty-one years of age. They lived together until the summer of 1916 and then separated. It is the same old, old story. He called her vile names and struck and beat her and done her bodily injury, she says. Plaintiff states that her husband is a strong man and earns good wages. She asks for a restraining order so that he may not visit or molest her, and prays that a limited separation be granted her.
  • 23 Oct 1918 Lee Monroe, living at 1812 Barr street and a boilermaker by trade, has asked for an absolute divorce from his wife, Annetta. They were married in October, 1911 and have no children. He states in the petition that she uses vile and indecent language toward him which is unbecoming a woman, and she has made unjust accusations against his moral character and conduct. He accuses her of frequently absenting herself from home with out his knowledge or consent. He states that she has failed to perform her household duties and was so negligent as to fail to cook his meals for him.
  • 23 Oct 1918 In the divorce proceedings of Wallace J. Smith vs. Maude A. Smith, defendant has filed an answer of general denial to the plaintiff's complaint. The plaintiff in his complaint avers that the defendant has an ungovernable temper. They were married March 7, 1916.
  • 23 Oct 1918 In superior court: Jessie M. Lawrence vs. Charles F. Lawrence for divorce. Cause dismissed at plaintiff's cost.
  • 23 Oct 1918 In superior court: Harriett Durbin vs. Arthur Durbin for divorce, action was dismissed.
  • 23 Oct 1918 In circuit court: In divorce proceedings of Eliza Green vs. John Green court found for plaintiff and she was granted a divorce. She was also given the custody of her minor children.
  • 24 Oct 1918 Virginia S. Naughton has filed petition for divorce from her husband, Charles J. Naughton, in superior court. She is living in Chicago at present. She claims that she has been a resident of this city for several years. They were married in April, 1911, and separated in July, 1918. They have a son named William. She claims that the husband failed to support her and that he was in the habit of getting drunk quite often, and that it made him very abusive, and she claims that he associated with lewd and immoral women. Aside from an absolute divorce she wants the custody of her child.
  • 26 Oct 1918 Gladys Fagg, of 910 West Main street, has entered divorce proceedings against her husband, Walter Fagg, in circuit court. Defendant is employed by the N. Y., C. & St. L. railroad as a bookkeeper. They were married in January, 1915, and have one child, Dorothy, 3 years of age. In her petition the plaintiff states that he has failed to provide for her and that he compelled her to live at the home of his mother and that instead of giving her money he degraded her by giving it all to the morther. She avers that it has been necessary for her to go out and work in order to support herself and child. She asks for a restraining order because she believes that he is squandering his money. Life such as it has been is simply unsatisfactory under the same roof.
  • 27 Oct 1918 Matta Reed has begun divorce proceedings against her husband, Alva Reed. The Reeds have been living at 2130 Nelson street. The wife seems thoroughly discontented with her lot. They were married in September, 1916, and separated on the 25th instant. They have no children. The complaint states that the husband has been juilty of cruel and habitual cruelty and he has never ceased to nag and scold her; taking exceptions to the plaintiff's domestic labors. She states that this is her second marriage and her husband objected to have her children visit her. He often told her that he was going to leave her; he has accused her of being with and entertaining other men, which she very stoutly denies. At times he has threatened her with personal violence.
  • 27 Oct 1918 Martha E. Shaffer, living at 203 Third street, has filed complaint against her husband, George E. Shaffer, for legal separation for a term of five years. They were married in 1913 and have no children. She states that he has deserted her on several occasions and has failed to provide for her. She claims that he uses cruel and inhuman treatment toward her. Defendant works at the Steckbeck cigar factory and the plaintiff claims that he earns good wages. She asks for a restraining order so that he cannot spend all his money.
  • 27 Oct 1918 In superior court: Lydia Dodane vs. Charles Dodane. Suit for divorce, cause was dismissed.
  • 29 Oct 1918 Ora Harshbarger is a lineman and works for the Fort Wayne and Northern Indiana Traction company. He was married February 26, 1918, and separated from his wife, Bertha Harshbarger, April 1, according to his complaint which was just filed in superior court. Figuring that February has 28 days and the month of March, 31, even with All Fool's day thrown in for good measure, the sweets of their honeymoon must have lasted just 33 days. In asking for a divorce he puts it that "they lived together with an indifferent degree of success." He avers that Bertha treated him inhumanly and cruelly and that she possessed an incompatible disposition which made life unpleasant for Ora.
  • 29 Oct 1918 In superior court: In the divorce proceedings of Wilmer Long vs. Marie Long, defendant files answer to the complaint and denies each and every allegation.
  • 29 Oct 1918 In superior court: In divorce suit of Martha M. Stoll vs. Charles W. Stoll, decree was granted plaintiff at defendant's cost.
  • 29 Oct 1918 In superior court: Antionette Goodrich vs. Charles M. Goodrich, decree of divorce was granted palintiff at defendant's cost.
  • 29 Oct 1918 In superior court: In divorce proceedings of Mary C. Burnett vs. Lewis C. Burnett, divorce was granted plaintiff and maiden name of Hopkins restored. Judgement and decree at defendant's cost.
  • 30 Oct 1918 In the divorce proceedings of Forest E. Nikolai for divorce from his wife, Leota A. Nikolai, there has been a cross-complaint filed by the defendant, and she goes into the case with a vengeance. Plaintiff resides in this city at 1634 South Clinton street, and is a well known engineer on the G. R. & I. railroad. The defendant states in the cross-complaint that plaintiff has wholly failed to make ample provision and that he gets a salary of $240 a month. She states that he has treated her cruelly and inhumanly and that he is possessed of a fierce and ungovernable temper and that he has vulgar and vicious habits; that he has a selfish and revengeful disposition and is subject to frequent fits and violent rage; that he uses vile and profane language, swearing at her and her child. She avers that he has furnished her no clothes except one pair of shoes and two yards of cloth for a waist, and the whole would not exceed $5. She goes on to say that in entertaining friends he has forced her to spend her own funds. The case is set for the circuit court and will probably be heard Nov. 1.
  • 30 Oct 1918 Clara Bowers, who resides at 1116 Custer avenue with her husband, who is employed with the Horton Manufacturing company, has started divorce proceedings. The complaint states that they were married in 1910 and lived together until a few days ago. She states that she is afraid of him and that he has often threatened her and her children. In this particular she asks the court to issue a restraining order so that he cannot molest her. He has threatened to assign and transfer his wages for the purpose of keeping the money away from her. He possesses an equity in real estate valued at $500. She claims that he is not a fit person to have custody of children, and asks the court to give her the custody, $500 alimony and an absolute divorce.
  • 30 Oct 1918 Hazel Armstrong is suing her husbannd, Franklin Armstrong for an absolute divorce in superior court. They are said to reside at 1436 Lillie street. The defendant is a teamster by occupation. She states in the petition the they were married in March, 1916, and lived together until a few days ago. The remainder of the complaint is short. She states that he nagged her and was continually finding fault with her so much so that it is impossible to live with him longer.

  • 01 Nov 1918 Gertrude M. Myers, who until Thursday was residing with her husband Edward O. Myers, at 1720 Van Buren street, has brougth divorce proceedings against him. Defendant is a carpenter by trade. In the petition she avers that he scolded, nagged, claimed that she was consorting with and meeting other men; that he is insanely jealous; that he did not let plaintiff go anywhere with first abusing and accusing her that the purpose of her going was impure and criminal. A few evenings ago she was about to take a walk with a woman friend of hers and this incident so inflamed him that he choked and kicked the plaintiff. She states that the defendant is wholly unfit to have care of their three children and she asks the court for their custody as well as an absolute divorce.
  • 03 Nov 1918 Clifford Knapp, is a member of the United States marines, and a resident of this city. He has brought divorce proceedings against his wife, whose address at this time is unknown to the plaintiff. They were married in California several years ago and have one child, Clifford, three years of age. In the petition he states that they have not been living together since 1916. He asks for divorce on the grounds that his wife is immoral, and that she has been charged on a number of occasions with theft and confessed to same. Her conduct has humiliated him and by reason of such acts. including, also immorality, it has become impossible for the plaintiff and the defendant to live together. Since they separated the defendant has had possession of their child. The baby was being cared for by a Mrs. Stier, of this city. Without the consent of the father the child has been taken away. He asks for the custody of the child and an absolute divorce.
  • 03 Nov 1918 In circuit court, Thursday, the divorce case of Nikolai vs. Nikolai was tried by Judge Ryan. The defendent had entered a cross petition charging plaintiff with cruelty and many other charges. The case was bitterly contested. Court found for the defendant and allowed alimony to the amount of $550.
  • 05 Nov 1918 Mary Younghause is suing her husband for divorce. He is a brakeman working for the Pennsylvania company at Rochester, Penn. She is a LaGrange girl and her parents are living there. He was tried in circuit court last April for non-support. They have two children and yesterday through her attorney, she applied for a restraining order, on the plea that he would make away with his salary and that she was in want and had no money for the sustenance of herself and children. She claims that he invited her to vist her father and mother at LaGrange, and after they were ther, he told her that he was going back to Rochester and that he was going to take another woman with him and showed her the ticket that he had bought for her. She asks for an absolute divorce, the custody of the children, and $50 a month temporary support.
  • 05 Nov 1918 Blanch Loraine is suing her husband, Lester Loraine for divorce. She resides at 526 Buchanan street. Defendant is an employee of the General Electric. She states in her petition that he has accused her of being on intimate terms with other men, which is wholly false and without foundation. She say that he has failed to make provision for her, and that he is in the habit of calling her by vile and indecent names. Defendant is employed in the boiler shop as a helper and she avers that he makes sufficient wages to support her if he would. He has made threats of bodily harm to her and so that he may not come near her home she asks for a restraining order.
  • 05 Nov 1918 Britta Kleinschmidt has brought divorce proceedings against her husband Edward Kleinschmidt. The Klainschmidt's reside at 416 Main street. The complaint states that they were married in September 1911, and that they separated in September, 1918. For six years the defendant has been guilty of cruel and inhuman treatment, she says, and she further avers that he has failed to provide for her and that he has been generally and continuously abusive and inconsiderate in his treatment of her; that by reason thereof plaintiff has been reduced in vigor "and continuance of such treatment of her by the defendant would result in great injury to the plaintiff". The defendant is an employee of the N. Y. C. & St. L. railroad.
  • 05 Nov 1918 In superior court, in the divorce case of Ophir Sowle vs. Alice Sowle, plaintiff was granted a divorce. Either party is prevented from marrying again for two years.
  • 07 Nov 1918 Clara Bellman has brought suit for divorce against her husband, Lester Bellman. She resides at 312 Melita street. Her husband is employed by the General Electric company. She states in her complaint that they were married in November, 1914, and separated some time during the present month. He failed in making a reasonalbe provision for her welfare for two years, and he has struck and beat the plaintiff with his hands and fists and has used profane language and vile epithets and she has been compelled to work out for a livelihood.
  • 07 Nov 1918 In superior court Florence Madden was granted a divorce from her husband, John F. Madden. Decree at complainant's cost.
  • 07 Nov 1918 In the case of Nicolai vs. Nicolai the plaintiff was granted a divorce and the defendant was given alimony on her cross-complaint.
  • 08 Nov 1918 In divorce proceedings of Madden vs. Madden, divorce was granted defendant on cross complaint. Plaintiff did not appear in court.
  • 09 Nov 1918 Laura L. Thrash is suing her husband John H. Thrash, for divorce. They were married at Canal Winchester, Ohio, in 1900. They separated last February. In her petition she states that he was cruel and inhuman. That he struck her, causing her great bodily injury, and she goes on to show how, throught repeated threats to strick her she is in constant fear for her personal safety. She cannot live with the defendant longer as his wife.
  • 09 Nov 1918 George Beck has brought suit in the superior court against Grace Beck (Barroue) to modify the divorce decree which was granted this couple some time ago. In the granting of this divorce the custody of the children, Alva, five, and Martha, three years of age, was given into care of the mother. Plaintiff asks for the modification on account of the facts that the woman has remarried and that she is not a fit or proper person to have the custody of the children; he believes that this second marriage will be detrimental to the welfare of the children. That she is a woman of bad character and of immoral reputation and that she fravely neglects the care, teaching and cleanliness of the children.
  • 09 Nov 1918 Ina Mae Young, is another discontent, and has brought divorce proceedings against her husband, Elmer M. Young. At present she is residing at 1425 North Calhoun street. This couple were married in 1892 and separated last October. She brings suit on the grounds that he has violated his marital obligations, "in a manner which has seriously disturbed and upset plaintiff's nervous system, which has caused seriour nervous physical shock." Mrs. Young states that as she has often protested against the conduct of her husband and he has promised to desist from such conduct willingly, but that he continues to abuse the confidence of the plaintiff. She believes that the defendant is not a fit person to have the custody of their child and she asks for an absolute divorce and the custody of the child.
  • 09 Nov 1918 In circuit court: Hazel Reser was granted a divorce from Earl Reser. Defendant did not appear in the case. His whereabout is not known.
  • 09 Nov 1918 In sperior court: Martin D. Shroyer was granted a divorce from Sophie Shroyer yesterday.
  • 10 Nov 1918 Thomas Jackson has brought divorce proceedings against his wife, Anna Jackson. Plaintiff is a carpenter and claims to be a resident of this city. They were married in 1897 and have four children the petition states, of an age where they are able to take care of themselves. Anna Jackson, according to the petition was not a model wife for the reasons that she refused to cook for him, or would she mend his clothes or attend to her household duties. She repeatedly told him that she did not love him or hold him in any regard and she has insisted that he get a divorce. He will endeavor to do so.
  • 10 Nov 1918 William A. Scott has filed complaint for divorce from his wife, Lois V. Scott. He is a mechanic and claims Fort Wayne is his home. He and Lois were married in 1908. She persisted in neglecting his child and their home until on October 15 last they separated. He claims in the complaint that she became infatuated with a certain other man - name is not given - who was immoral and dissolute and that she was given to associating with other men of like character, against the consent of the plaintiff. These acts, the plaintiff avers, culminated in the defendant leaving home. These facts, says the plaintiff, make it impossible for him to live with her any longer.
  • 10 Nov 1918 Esther Meadows is suing Grover Meadows for divorce. The plaintiff resides at 828 Huffman street. The defendant is an employee of the N. Y. C. & St. L. railroad. They have one child, Pauline, fourteen years of age. Plaintiff avers that in 1916 she left the defendant. He begged her to return and promised to be kinder to her, and she did return, but his promises were as the idle wind and he began again to treat her in a very cruel manner. He cursed and swore at her; told her that she had better leave home; that he wished that she would go home to her folks. The culmination of their wedded bliss came to an end the day that he struck and choked her. She is aftaid of him now and asks for a restraining order which will prohibit him from coming on the premises. He has personal property to the amount of $500 and she asks that the court allow her $300 of the amount, as well as an absolute divorce.
  • 10 Nov 1918 In superior court, Bertha L. Summers was given a divorce from Edgar J. Summers. Plaintiff was also given custody of minor child and defendant was ordered to pay a sum of $20 a month for the support of the child.
  • 10 Nov 1918 In the superior court: In the case of Clara Bellman vs. Lester Bellman for divorce. Divorce was granted plaintiff and her maiden name of Whitaker was restored.
  • 13 Nov 1918 Divorce proceedings have been filed by M. Constance Scoles, against her husband, Lee Scoles. She also ask for $3,000 alimony. Defendant is in the garage and trucking business at 323-325 East Columbia street. Mrs. Scoles, in her petition, claims that they were married in February, 1900. They separated last Tuesday. They have two children; Esther 15 years old, and Thelma, 11 years old. Among other charges of which she states the defendant is guilty, is that he neglects to provide for her and that he does not make reasonalbe provision of clothing for her. She avers that the defendant associates with women of bad repute and that he was guilty of the crime of adultery in Bluffton; that he was arrested by the officers of that place and found guilty of the charge. Plaintiff says that she has no money and that he is the owner of nine auto-trucks with a probably value of $9,000. In order that he will not dispose of these she has asked for a restraining order. She calls attention to the fact that the defendant is employed by Harry Meshbarger and receives from him $300 to $500 a week and that this co-defendant is probably indebted to the defendant at this time in the sum of $1,000. The restraining order would embrace the possibility of the defendant disposing of this indebtedness and would incumber this money. She states that the defendent is not a fit person to have the custody of their children and in the suit she asks for the custody of these girls, $3,000 alimony and an absolute divorce.
  • 13 Nov 1918 Mathew McNeal has filed petition in superior court for divorce from his wife, Maude McNeal. The complaint is very short and states that they were married in March, 1917, and separated last October. She nagged and scolded him so much that it is impossible for him to live with her. He gives his occupation as a painter.
  • 13 Nov 1918 Emily May has filed a complaint against her husband, Isaac May fo divorce in superior court. May is an employe of the Wayne Knitting mills. Mrs. May states in the complaint that they were married in February, 1913. They separated last November. She accuses the plaintiff of being guilty of cruel and inhuman treatment and with a habit of continually nagging which on account of her age, causes her great mental and physical agony; he uses bad language and on accasions he has threatened to kill her. She also asks for a restraining order so that he may not dispose of his wages.
  • 13 Nov 1918 Harry Vaughn, who has been in the limelight recently and who was arraigned in city court recently on a charge of non-support, has filed divorce proceedings against his wife, Charlotte Vaughn. The plaintiff gives his address at 1925 West Main street. In the complaint he states that they were married November 12, 1917, and that his wife has constantly nagged and scolded him and that she has absolutely refused to do any work; that she has a vicious temper and that it is impossible for him to live with her. He avers that while he was in the army, from which he was later rejected on account of physical disabilities, she associated with other men. Plaintiff gives his occupation as a clerk.
  • 13 Nov 1918 In superior court, with Herbert L. Somers, sitting at special judge, was heard the divorce proceedings of John Craig vs. Roselia. Judgement for the defendant on cross complaint. Custody of children was given to the plaintiff.
  • 14 Nov 1918 Elizabeth Wisener has filed a complaint for divorce in superior court. She makes her principal plea on the claim that he would come home in a beastly state of intoxication and would strike, beat and abuse her, leaving marks of violence on her body, he would curse her, calling her vile names, in fact so vile that they would not look well in print. He refused to support her or to furnigh her the necessities of life. She wants a restraining order so he cannot spend all the money he has. She wants an absolute divorce and the restoration of her maiden name.
  • 14 Nov 1918 Harriet Flaugh has filed divorce proceedings in superior court against her husband, Jacob Flaugh. The defendant is an engineer on the Pennsylvania railroad. In her complaint Mrs. Flaugh shows that it is a bad practice to constantly upbraid and find fault. She avers that this was one of the defendant's characteristics and he was always finding fault with the plaintiff, but he went further that htis and told her that he did not care for her and that she should procure a divorce and that he would no longer provide a home for her. She states that he is possessed of considerable property and owns real estate to the amount of $5,000 and has property consisting of bonds and mortgages. He earns $200 a month an an engineer. From this fact and the standpoint that she has no funds she asks for a restraining order so that he cannot dispose of his property.
  • 14 Nov 1918 In superior court in the divorce proceedings of Kromm vs. Kromm, the court found for the plaintiff, and the plaintiff was granted the custody of Mildred, a minor child.
  • 14 Nov 1918 In superior court Marie J. Wilde was granted a divorce from Edgar Wilde. Her maiden name of Shubert was also restored to her.
  • 14 Nov 1918 In superior court in the divorce proceedings of Maude Feasel vs. William Feasel, cause was dismissed.
  • 15 Nov 1918 Cora Mae Miller, residing at 1716 High street, has filed suit for divorce in circuit court. In the pertition she avers that they married in July, 1916, and separated separated last June; that he failed to provide the ordinary comforts of life, and at times they were compelled to live in a couple of rooms devoid of conveniences or comfort; that she was required to work for herself and her husband. It was the memorable day in June that concluded their separation indefinitely; he knocked her down and injured her because she would not take off the suit she wore and sell it in order to raise money. She says he had a grouchy and incompatible disposition while at hime in her presence; he was constantly complaining about her child of a former marriage; although he had promised to care for it before they were married, she avers. She wants an absolute divorce.
  • 16 Nov 1918 Shakespeare's immoral comedy --"The Taming of the Shrew"-- does not at all coincide with the experience of Harry F. Becker. He is suing for a divorce from his wife, Johanna Becker in superior court. They married in September, 1882, and after all these years, he is giving it up as a bad job. They separated last August. He sets forth in the petition that she refused to cook his meals; that she charged him in the presence of others falsely, and called him improper names in the presence of his children; that she told him to get a divorce from her, but the climax to this sad drama was when she struck him in the face with a broom and his eye-sight was impaired for three days. Once, he says, she threatened to throw boiling water on him. He avers that she is a woman with a strong temper and that he can no longer live with her. Pliantiff owns considerable real estate. He states that he has spen $3,000 in improving his home and the subsequently she induced him to join in conveyances whereby the property was placed in their joint names; that expended $1,900 in erecting a smaller house and that she contributed no money towards the erection of this property. She has collected thrity-two months rent amounting to $1,000 from one of the houses and refused to give him any portion of it. He wants an accounting and an absolute divorce.
  • 16 Nov 1918 Mrs. Madge Menzie wants a divorce. She filed a complaint in superior court. Plaintiff is resident of Fort Wayne and resides at Jefferson street, while the husband in employed by the Indiana Harbor Belt Line railroad. Mrs. Menzie states that they married on October, 1907, and lived together until about a week ago. She charges him with many faults strange to the perfect husband; he continually nagged and found fault; he is possessed of an ungovernable temper and when angry his language smacked of the vulgar; he has broken his marriage vows and has abused plaintiff and "misconducted himself as a husband should" she states. Complainant fears for her personal safety and that when he becomes aware that divorce proceedings have been commenced he will rage, so she asks for a restraining order so that he may not come upon the premises. He is possessed of considerable money and government bonds, the plaintiff avers, and unless the restraining orders covers this also, she is fearful that he will make away with them. She wants a absolute divorce.
  • 16 Nov 1918 Nellie Venis has brought divorce proceedings against her husband, Carl Venis, for desertion. They were married in August, 1908, and parted in September last. She claims that he has deserted her and had failed to make reasonable provision for her during the past two years. She has been compelled to work and support herself. Defendant is a non-resident of the state.
  • 16 Nov 1918 Adial B. Long is suing his wife, Lena M. Long for divorce. This couple married in June 1915, the months of brides and roses; yesterday they separated. Adial avers that Lena has violated her marital obligations and that she in inhuman and cruel in her treatment of him; that she continues to nag him. She has repeatedly told him that she is tired of him and of married life and that he sould get a divorce or she would and that she did not care to live with him, he says. He is a locomotive fireman and lives at 2128 Gay street.
  • 17 Nov 1918 Herman Martin is a home loving man, he likes babies and his wife Ethel is just the reverse. This is the principal reason why he has begun divorce proceedings against her. Yesterday he filed complaint for divorce in the superior court. He avers that she has treated him cruelly and inhumanly and much preferred the association of women to that of her husband; she was in the habit of frequenting dance halls and places of amunsement with these women, and when her husband remonstrated with her she became ill tempered and accused the plaintiff of ill conduct and called him vile and filthy names in the presence of other people, he alleges. Martin lives at 318 First street.
  • 17 Nov 1918 Jessie L. Whittern has filed complaint for divorce from her husband, Ray Whittern, in superior court. From the tenor of her claims, Ray has been an exceptionally bad provider. She has an infant child and for several years she has been compelled to find sustenance for both herself and the little one. She kept accounts and avers that in two years time he gave her a total of $175. This in face of the fact that he earns $100 a month. He absented himself from home night after night and often until the wee small hours. She wants the bands of matrimony dissolved and the custody of her child.
  • 17 Nov 1918 Nora C. Foote is another of the army of discontents. She has begun divorce proceedings against her husband, Fred C. Foote. Their married life extended over a term of a little more than two years and then the husband deserted her. This was in December, 1916. She has never heard from him since, and avers that she does not know of his whereabouts. She asks for divorce on the charge of desertion.
  • 17 Nov 1918 In superior court in the divorce proceedings of Henrietti Coby vs. Hershell Coby, complaint was dismissed.
  • 17 Nov 1918 The following divorce cases were dismissed in superior court yesterday; Harry Wilson vs. Abbie M. Wilson, Mabel Metzner vs. Howard Metzner, Nellie Knepper vs. Leslie Knepper, Emma Marhenke vs. William F. Marhenke, Nellie Lamprecht vs. Alphonse Lamprecht, Edward Tombough vs. Dorcas Tombough, Victoria Ford vs. William R. Ford, Charles Bradburn vs. Cecil Bradburn, Britta Kleinschmidt vs. Edward Kleinschmidt and Vincent Joslin vs. Elizabeth Joslin.
  • 19 Nov 1918 Myrtle Mason, residing on R.R. No. 3, Fort Wayne, has filed a complaint for divorce from her husband, Joseph Mason. They were married in 1906 and have six children, one of them a baby only twenty months old. She avers that he made a brutal assault on her Sunday last, when he knocked her down. He has never provided for her and the children, and she has been compelled to provide clothing for herself and her children by selling milk. Besides that she has been attending to all the duties of the dairy. Plaintiff states that the defendant is possessed of considerable farm property, and she asks that a restraining order be issued so that he cannot make away with his property. She asks for an absolute divorce and alimony in the amount of $20.00 a week for the support of her children.
  • 19 Nov 1918 Sadie D. Harrison has begun divorce proceedings against her husband, Scott C. Harrison, in superior court. Plaintiff resides at 1237 Hayden street. They were married in 1913 and have one child. They separated in May, 1917. In the petition the plaintiff states that he has always failed to properly provide for her and her child. She has been compelled to work and support herself and child. Defendant is an employe of the Pennsylvania railroad and earns sufficient money to properly support her. She states that she is afraid that he might do her bodily harm and asks that a restraining order is issued. She wants an absolute divorce and the custody of the child.
  • 19 Nov 1918 Hazel Younghaus has filed a complaint in superior court for divorce from her husand Edward Younghaus. This couple were married in April, 1915, and separated just recently. She states in the petition that he has made frequent threats against her and has called her vile names; he has charged her with being unchaste and associating with other men. She avers that the defendant is possessed of property to the amount of $2,000. She asks for an absolute divorce and $1,000 alimony. The plaintiff resides at 824 Greeley street, and also at 921 St. Mary's avenue.
  • 19 Nov 1918 John Smyers is another who filed complaint for divorce in superior court yesterday. His wife's name is Vernie. He lives on Ontario street, R.R. No. 8. The petition states that they were married in September, 1913, and separated the day the complaint was filed - yesterday. His wife possesses an ungovernable temper at divers times, and he states that she has locked him out of the house - him own home - and would make hime wait until she was ready to let him in. She has falsely accused him of immoral conduct with other women and other things which makes it impossible for him to live with her longer as his wife. They have a child and he wants the custody of the baby and an absolute divorce.
  • 19 Nov 1918 Johanna Becker has filed a cross-complaint for divorce in superior court, against her husband, Henry T. Becker. Her side of the proceedings is in contradistinction to the of the husband. They were married in 1882 and separated August, 1918. She avers that her husband is an habitual drunkard and for years and years past has been addicted to the excessive use of intoxicants, and has drunk thereof to such an extent as to have become "alcoholically" mentally diseased, untio now he is irresponsible, incompetent and unable to become a decent and respectable husband. She further states that the husband has been arrested repeatedly for public intoxication and has been arrested on occasions for drawing dangerous weapons upon persons while intoxicated; he has repeatedly pushed and shoved her and has use most foul language. She prays for a restraining order. She states that he owns $7,000 worht of real estate and is able to make reasonable provision for her. She prays for divorce and the sum of $3,000 alimony.
  • 19 Nov 1918 In superior court: Alfred W. Young was granted a divorce from Minnie Young. Parties cannot marry agains for a space of two years.
  • 20 Nov 1918 Edith Millard has brought suit for divorce in superior court. Her husband is Fay Millard, an employe of the rolling mills. The plaintiff is residing at 1706 Richardson street. She states in her complaint that they were married in August, 1912. They have two children. She complains of his cruel and inhuman treatment to her and her two children by a former husband. He had a habit of using very vulgar language and on several occasions he struck the plaintiff. On one accsion he threw a chair to the floor, breaking it and also broke several dishes in the kitchen. On another occasion he struck her and blacked her eye and it remained black for a long time. He wouldn't take her riding in the new thousand dollar car because, as he stated, it made his aunt and cousins jealous. He makes $250.00 a month and she asks for a restraining order so that he cannot spend it because she wants sufficient for the support of her children and herself.
  • 20 Nov 1918 Katherine Heath has filed divorce proceedings in superior court. At present she is residing at 1240 Boone street. Her husband is Mark Heath and is employed with the N. Y. C. & St. L., railroad. She is also suing for $2,000 alimony. She states in the complaint that she married the defendant in September, 1893. It was on November 7 last that defendant struck the plaintiff and inflicted bodily injury. He has struck and beat his wife, according to her petition, several time and he has also choked her and called her vile names. They have separated on several occasions but through promises that the defendant would be good she has always taken him back. She asks that a restraining order be issued because he has threatened to draw his wages and spend them, which would leave her without means.
  • 21 Nov 1918 Mary Timmins filed complaint for divorce from her husband John Timmins. She resides at 2413 Hanna street, and her husband is an employee of the N. Y. C. & St. L. railroad. They have no children and in the complaint she given the same old and monotonous excuses. He swore at her; did not provide sufficient clotherin; his epithets reflected on her character; he made threats to strike her and they were constantly quarelling. But the worst charge of all is that she claims him to be an habitual drunkard. With this however, he has managed to accumulate considerable property and she wants besides a restraining order, so that he will not dispose of his $140.00 a month, an absolute divorce and $1,000 alimony.
  • 21 Nov 1918 Emma Ealing is the wife of John Ealing. She claims that she has been a resident of Fort Wayne and Allen county for 35 years. She was married to the defendant in May 1902. It was last Friday that they parted never against to be friends. It must be a pleasure to court clerks, it is to everyone else concerned to know that the complaint is brief and terse and to the point; the husband ha filed to make reasonable provision for the plaintiff for the past two years. They have two children Gladys aged fifteen and Frieda aged twelve. The wife does not believe that the husband is a fit person to have custody of these children and asks the court for their custody as well as an absolute divorce.
  • 21 Nov 1918 Oliver P. Everett has filed his complaint for a divorce from his wife, Hattie Everett. He resides at 1311 1/2 High street. He married his wife in bleak December 1910. November 4 was the date of the separation. She was possessed of the demon jealousy and with this passion burning within her she has treatened to kill plaintiff and helself if he did but look askance at a "neighbor woman." It was for this reason that she has locked him out of the house and made himself degredated by climbing up a ladder in the dead of night onto the roof so that he could get into the house. These are only part of his complaints and he states that she is builty of other things which makes living with her longer an utter impossibility.
  • 21 Nov 1918 In superior court: In the case of Mary Miller vs. Freemont Miller for divorce. Divorce was granted plaintiff at defendant's cost.
  • 22 Nov 1918 Barbara C. Miller wants a divorce from her husband John H. Miller. She resides on R.R. 6 just outside of Fort Wayne on Taylor Road near Freeman street. She cites in the complaint filed yesterday in superior court, far more faults than is usually credited to the average man. A gew of them are that he failed to make reasonable provisions for her support; does not pay his debts incurred for food and clothing for his family; not does he for other necessities required for the maintneance of the home; he required plaintiff to seek work outside of her home for the purpose of maintaining herself; accused her, without any foundation of thruth, of being unchaste and disloyal to her marriage vows. Then she says that he associates with immoral women; that he drinks intoxicating drinks, and worse still that he is an habitual drunkard. He owns property to the value of $5,000, so besides asking that the bonds of matrimony be dessolved she also asks for $2,000 alimony.
  • 22 Nov 1918 In superior court: Anna Neirsiter was granted a divorce from Henry C. Neirsiter.
  • 23 Nov 1918 May Frank, residing at 1223 Barr street, has filed complaint against her husband, William Frank, for divorce. She claims that her husband deserted her in August, 1916, and has never made provisions for her support, although he has a lucrative postition and commanded good wages. She states that he was a strong young man. Aside from legal separation she asks that her maiden name of Stahl be restored. She is a waitress by occupation.
  • 23 Nov 1918 In superior court: Mabel Robinson was granted a divorce from Harty J. Robinson. Parties are not allowed to marry within two years.
  • 23 Nov 1918 In superior court: Charles H. Siebert was granted a divorce from Elsie Siebert, while the maiden name of the defendant was restored.
  • 24 Nov 1918 Elsie J. Kellermeier wants a divorce from her husband, Harry Kellermeier. She has filed her complaint in superior court. They were married at Charlotte, Michigan, last January and the separation came in November. She tired of him because he was continually finding fault with her and always attempting to pick quarrels with her; he cursed and swore at her using vile names; he continually told her that he would not live with her and that she should leave him and get a divorce, she says. He objected to having friends call at the house and when they did, he would soon make it plain by his actions that he would be glad if they would go. He has property worth $3,500 and he has $1,200 in the bank. She wants a restraining order, $1,800 alimony and her maiden name restored.
  • 24 Nov 1918 Grace Stephenson has brougt suit in superior court against he husband John Stephenson, for divorce and $2,000 alimony. She resides at 1628 1/2 South Calhoun street. They have one child. She charges him with many faults. He would never give her any money for her own use, although he was earning large sums by his lavor; he nagged her, and charged her with intimacy with other men. About a week before they separated he told her to take her furniture and his and get out and stay away. She moved. On a later date, and while she was living alone, he met her and told her that he would kill her, and he had a revolver, with which he said he was going to murder her, she says. She avers that she is afraid of him and asks for a restraining order, so that he may not molest her. She was joint owner of a residence which he sold on the installment plan, the buyer paying $300 down and $25.00 a month. He took it all. She has lost all her love for him. Besides a divorce she wants the custody of her child and $2,000 alimony.
  • 24 Nov 1918 William A. Sherer has filed divorce proceedings against his wife Laura Sherer. The plaintiff resides at 416 Wildwood aveune. He says in the petition that he married his wife August 2, 1916. On account of her cursing and swearing at him they separated in August, 1918, he says. He states that she would go for days at a time without speaking to him; she refused to cook for him ro do the household work and she was guilty of other things that make it impossible for him to live with her longer. They have a child eleven months old and he does not believe that she is a fit person to have custody of his child.
  • 24 Nov 1918 Josephine Klinger is tired of married life. She want a divorce from her husband Louis J. Klinger. They live at 631 East Wayne street. He is employed by the Moran Ice company. There are very few complaints in the petition except that he is guilty of cruel and inhuman treatment. They were married in 1914 and have two children. They separated in November, 1916. She asks for a restraining order so that he may not squander all his wages.
  • 24 Nov 1918 In superior court, Viiola Archbold was granted a divorce from John D. Archbold. She was given custody of two children and allowed $525.00 alimony.
  • 26 Nov 1918 Virginia F. Ward has filed complaint against her husband for divorce in superior court. She resides at 312 Melita street. She states in the petition that she has been compelled to keep a boarding and rooming house in order to support herslef; in this respect the defendant has failed to make reasonable provision for her. She avers that he repeatedly cursed and swore at her and often applied vile epitheis.
  • 26 Nov 1918 In the divorce case of Sadie D. Harrison vs. Scott Charles Harrison, the defendant has filed an answer to the complaint of his wife. In the answer he states that the plaintiff departed to the state of Pennsylvanis in May, 1917, and that she took their child, Hallie Tanner Harrison, with her against his wishes, notwithstandind that the plaintiff has often been requested to return to her household affairs, and she refused. She persisted in remaining in Pennsylvania, where she was employed as a school teacher in the Chainey institute.
  • 27 Nov 1918 Phyllis Johnson, residing at 209 East Lewis street, has brought divorce proceedings against her husband Percy Johnson. They were married in April, 1915, and separated in November 1918. She accuses him of many faults. He repeatedly attempts to pick quarrels with her; that he has repeatedly told her to go home to her mother, and to leave him because he did not care particularly for her associations as a wife; he told her she spent too much money for the necessities of life; he would frequently write to his mother untruths about the plaintiff. But the strongest accusation was that she accused him of being an habitual gambler, and that he spends considerable money. She states that he is engaged in a profitable occupation.
  • 30 Nov 1918 William H. DePau has brought proceedings in circuit court for divorce from his wife, Dora DePau. They were married in 1902. They have no children except an adopted daughter, Ida, aged 19. He takes exception to the manner which his wife had in addressing him, being entirely too coarse and at times very vulgar, always without cause. She made very damaging accusations in which she said that he had sustained "undue and improper relations with other women." He asks that the marriage contract be dissolved and a decree of divorce issued.
  • 30 Nov 1918 Lilly Detro has filed complaint for divorce against her husband, Rufus H. Detro, in circuit court. They were married in 1892 and have four children, Maud Trumbell, Edward, Mabel and Donald. They were separated in September 1914. It is an old, old story, so far as the complaint is concerned. He would frequently go home intoxicated and while in that condition was bery abusive. He deserted his wife in 1914 and for two years has made no provision for his family. Mrs. Detro states that he owns a large amount of property, and besides a divorce she wants the custody of their minor child and $2,000 alimony.
  • 30 Nov 1918 In superior court: In divorce proceedings of N. Augusta Bowers vs. J. Wilson Bowers. A decree of divorce was granted plaintiff.

  • 01 Dec 1918 Ruby E. Williams is suing her husband, Dennis W. Williams for divorce. Her complaint was filed in superior court yesterday. He is a man of amny desertions, according to the complaint. He left her at various times, some times for three months and some times for as long as six months. They were married December 2, 1915, and separated October 1918, and according to this, when his many desertions are figured up their days together must have been very few. And he lfe her without means of support, and she was forced to work. The defendant has abused her and made life miserable for her. Her maiden name was Ruby E. Chambers.
  • 01 Dec 1918 Emma Prates has filed complaint against her husband, Henry Prates for divorce. They were residing at 1408 Hayden street. Defendant is an employe of the Anthony hotel. They were married in March, 1917, and separated in November, 1918. Mrs. Prates didn't like her husband swearing at her and this he persisted in doing; he was a bad provider and he disposed of the household goods and disposed of the household goods and deserted her; left her without the means of support. She believes that he makes good wages and she asks the court to issue a restraining order so that he cannot spend it-all.
  • 01 Dec 1918 Jaunita Hughes has filed divorce proceedings against her husband, Virgil Hughes. They live at 2212 Foohey street. This case comes very close to being a record, for short marriages. They were married on September 21, 1918, and divided their matrimonial felicities the following November. Figuring calendar months there would be two and nine days over. But loves young dream is over, Stanza's to Virgil are prosaic, and now the cold stern realities of life with him are more that she can bear. In her complaint she avers that he is wont to curse and swear at her and to call her vile and indecent names. On the day they separated although she had just returned from a hospital, where she has undergone a surgical operation, the minute she returned home he began a tirade of passion and abuse. This caused her much suffering. He is employed by the Rub-no-more establishment and she wants a restraining order and part of his wages.
  • 03 Dec 1918 Ray Jones has brought divorce proceedings against his wife Dora Jones, in superior court. The principal objection of the plaintiff is that he don't like being accused by his wife of being familiar with bad and immoral women. This he denies most emphatically, and he says that his wife knew that this was not true. Jones is a soldier in the United States army. He asks for an absolute divorce.
  • 03 Dec 1918 Matthes Bubuer has filed complaint for divorce in superior court from his wife, Lulu Bubuer. He states in his petition that they married in March, 1914, and separated in 1916, not so much from his wish as the fact that she refused to live with him; she drove him from the house and cruelly told him that she cared nothing for him. They have no children, and he states that the defendant is a non-resident and that he does not know her whereabouts.
  • 05 Dec 1918 Violet Brown is suing her husband, Coleman Brown for divorce. They were married in February, 1915. Mrs. Brown resides at the corner of Sherman and Elmer streets, R.R. No. 3. She claims that he cursed her; that he never provided for her or maintained a home for her. She states she was compelled to work among strangers when in delicate health. He demanded and received the proceeds of her labor and then abandoned the plaintiff shortly after the birth of their baby, which is now three weeks old. Throught her illness she was an object of charity. She asks the court for the custody of her child and an absolute divorce.
  • 06 Dec 1918 Bertha Stough is suing her husband for divorce. She lives at 2127 Reidmiller avenue. She states in her petition that she was married to the defendant in January, 1912, and that the reasons for wanting a divorce are that he curses her, and he has committed this offense in the hearing of their two children. The difendant is employed at the rolling mills and according to the plaintiff make a large salary. She asks for an absolute divorce and during the pendency of the case a restraining order so that he cannot do her bodily harm and to prevent him from spending all his wages.
  • 07 Dec 1918 Eugene Cole has filed complaint for divorce agaisnt his wife, Printis Cole. He is a chauffeur. He states in the complaint that his wife refuses to live with him; and he has stated that she at no time loved him and she refuses to be where the plaintiff is. Married life, says the husband, is impossible with her.
  • 07 Dec 1918 In superior court: Louis C. Hopper and Carrie Hopper were refused a divorce.
  • 08 Dec 1918 Edward J. Steinbacher has filed divorce proceedings against his wife Esther Steinbacher. He states that they were married in April, 1911, and have one child, Edna, who is now living with one Rachael Wheelock, who is desirous of maintaining the custody of the child. They separated in August, 1917, and that during the last year that they lived together defendant was constantly quarrelling with him, making their living together unbearable. She has asserted that she cared no more for the plaintiff; finally in August, 1917, she deserted him. On August 21 she instituted divorce proceedings which were subsequently withdrawn. Plaintiff resides at 1324 Erie street. He asks for an absolute divorce and that the child be given into the custody of Rachael Wheelock. Mr. Steinbacher is a railroader.
  • 08 Dec 1918 Dora Bell Hoover has filed a complaint in superior court for divorce from her husband, William Hoover. She was formerly residing at 512 Taylor street and for the past two months in Aboite township. She states in the complaint that they were married April 17, 1918, and separated the following December. She states that he was continually fault finding, abusing and nagging the plaintiff. She states that the defendant is 49 years. For the past two months he has been living on a farm. She asks an absolute divorce and $200 alimony.
  • 08 Dec 1918 Clarence Lee Boyd has begun divorce proceedings in superior court against his wife, Bessie Huffman Boyd. In the petition he states that they were married in Bellefontaine, Ohio, in December, 1910, and in February, 1911, they separated. That during their marriage and previous to the separation she became negligent in her household duties. He accused her of associating with other men, and finally deserted him while in company with another man. She has been away now for over two years and he is seeking absolute divorce on statutory grounds. He is not certain, but believes that the defendant lives in Columbus, Ohio.
  • 08 Dec 1918 In superior court: In divorce proceedings of Wilmer Long vs. Narie Long, divorce was granted plaintiff, and he was given possession of child. Defendant was granted permission to visit the child.
  • 10 Dec 1918 Clayton Robinson has filed complaint for divorce in superior court against his wife, Zulu Robinson. This couple were married in 1901 and have four children, the oldest 13 years and the youngest 4 years. He asks for divorce on the grounds that she has often told him that she did not care for him. He avers that to longer live with defendant is simply impossible.
  • 10 Dec 1918 William R. Rickett is suing his wife, Dica for an absolute divorce in superior court. Rickett resides at 1218 Orchard street and by occupation is an automobile truch driver. They were married in August, 1911, and separated last month. Plaintiff accuses his wife of extreme cruelty, and avers that she did associate with other men and would go auto riding with tem and if asked to go to a show, she found no objection. She failed to care for their child or her household duties. He states that she is not a fit person to care for their child and besides an absolute divorce he asks for its custody.
  • 11 Dec 1918 Joseph Gorol, prominent farmer of Jefferson township, is suing his eife, Lucinda Gorol, for divorce. His complaint was filed in superior court yesterday. In the petition he states that they were married in June, 1896. They have five children, four of whom have not attained their majority. He states that the defendant has without cause trated the petitioner cruelly and has failed to live with him; that she has been improperly familiar with othe men and on being reproached she told him she would do what she pleased. He avers that she neglected her household duties; failed to take care of the milk and cream and would not make the butter She has at times threatened him with knives and pokers and has thrown and broken them. So far as preparing his meals was concerned he states that "she refused to set anything out for him, and she refused to wash for him," She tried to force him to sell his farm. The petitioner has lived in Jefferson township for the past twenty years.
  • 11 Dec 1918 In superior court Cora Ballard was granted a divorce from George Boyer Ballard. Defendant was granted privilege of visiting his children.
  • 12 Dec 1918 Marie Arbogast, of this city, is suing her husband Jade Arbogast, in superior court for divorce. She states in the petition that she has a good home before she married the defendant and now the one she has is quite unsatisfactory. "He induced me to marry him on the plea that he would provide a good home. He is well to do and fully able to make a good and suitable home for me, but he has failed to comply with his promise and he has refused to provide," she says. The petitioner states that when they were first married - this was last February - he took her to Idaho and several other western states, and finally promised to provide a home in the state of Nebraska, where he has a farm and real estate which is valued at $15,000. He didn't keep his promise, so the plaintiff separated from him last Decoration day.
  • 12 Dec 1918 Jessie L. Jackson has filed complaint in superior court for divorce from her husband John T. Jackson. This couple were married in November, 1911, and lived together until December 5. Plaintiff states that she has been a resident of Fort Wayne for the past five years and has lived at 353 Killea avenue and 538 East Washington boulevard. He was too rought in his demeanor towards her and his language was other than that of a refined, cultured person; he cursed and swore at her, she claims. They have two children and he would curse and swear in their presence, it is alleged. At divers times he failed to provide and she was forced to secure funds for the household expenses. She has been force to borrow money from the parents of the defendant, and she was necessitated in securing employment to keep herself and children. She believes that the defendant is not a fit person to have the care of the children and asks the court to give her the custody of them.
  • 12 Dec 1918 Florence Blystone has entered the army of discontents and has begun divorce proceedings against her husband, Carl Blystone. The husband is employed by the Hatfield Electric company, and according to the work of the plaintiff is an expert electrician and capable of earning $30 to $40 a week. They reside at 201 West Williams street. In the petition the wife states that they were married in October, 1918, and parted the following December. He treated her as a servant in the house, she avers in the petition, and the mother of the defendant was constantly quarrelling with her. Things arrived at a climas and she was force to get out. She is living at the Randall hotel. She owns a lot of household goods, which she bought with her own money, and to save these and to prevent her husband from doing away with his salary and molesting her, she asks for a restraining order. The main objective, however, is an absolute divorce and $500 alimony.
  • 14 Dec 1918 Pearl Axsom has filed petition for divorce from George Axsom. She resides at 3100 Maumee avenue. They were married in March, 1914, and separated in December, 1918. She does not recommend her husband very highly in her complaint and avers that he curses and swears and has threatened violence to plaintiff and her child; he has failed to provide, and occasionally has fits of violence and at these times breaks dishes, household utensils as well as the furniture. She states that he is the mother of two children by a former marriage and there have been born to this union, three, one of them only five months old. Defendant is a junk dealer and plaintiff states that he makes $25 a week. She asks for a restraining order so that she can share this money with him for the reason that she is in delicate health and not able to work.
  • 14 Dec 1918 Lavina Withington has filed complaint for divorce from Harvey Paul Withington. Defendant is employed with the City Trucking company, and they reside at 413 Pearl street. It is the same old case of nagging from early morn until early eve. Plaintiff states that her husband is a strong man and earns considerable money. She asks the court for a restraining order so that he cannot draw his wages and squander them. She fears that he might do her bodily injury and asks that the restraining order will prohibit him from visting or molesting her.
  • 14 Dec 1918 Mary E. Smith is suing Herman Smith for divorce. This is a plain case of desertion. They were married in October, 1914, and the defendant, it is claimed deserted his wife April 3, 1916 without cause and without making reasonable provision.
  • 14 Dec 1918 In the divorce case of Bertha Stough vs. Carl Stough in superior court, the cause was dismissed at plaintiff's cost.
  • 15 Dec 1918 Ferdinand Bohnke has brought suit for divorce in superior court from Sadie Bohnke. This couple was married in November, 1917, and in the following April they separated. Bur previous to this, the complaint does not specify how long she began capering around with other men, going to dances without her husband's sanction, which is alleged. He does not give her a high recommendation so far as following the straight and narrow path is concerned. Defendant is living at 34 Alfred street, Detroit. He is a barber and resides in Fort Wayne.
  • 15 Dec 1918 John Laughlin has filed complaint for divorce against Jessie Laughlin. He states in the petition that they were married in June, 1901, and Saturday a week ago they separated. He states in him complaint that she uses vile language and abusive names, and swore in the presence of their adopted son. He states that she is also guilty of other indiscretion to his annoyance and discomfort.
  • 15 Dec 1918 Eva Miller has brought suit for divorce from Clarence R. Miller. They were married in November, 1912, and separated April 15, 1913. She claims desertion and non-support in her complaint.
  • 15 Dec 1918 In superior court Edith Ulrick was granted a divorce from Vern Ulrick. Plaintiff was given custody of the children.
  • 15 Dec 1918 Albert A. Hartstone was granted a divorce from Bernice Hartstone in superior court yesterday.
  • 17 Dec 1918 Atlee Toor, a boilermaker living at 816 Lewis street, has filed complaint for divorce in superior court against his wife, Ruby Toor. From the petition it would seem that the lady acted in a very coarse manner toward him. Toor joined the army and he states that he make all the arrangements for an allotment to her. He confided in her but she proved untrue to her marriage vows, according to the petition. She associated with other men, while he was serving his country he avers, and that she refused to cook for him or to do the household duties. After he came home from the army, he made an investigation of her actions and charges her with adultery.
  • 17 Dec 1918 James P. Way has asked for divorce from his wife, Myrtle Way. The complaint which Way sets forward is very short and to the point. He avers that they were married August 31, 1905, and that they separated Mary 11, 1914. They have three children. "She associated with other men, and told him to leave." the complaint says. Defendant is a non-resident.
  • 18 Dec 1918 Vernon A. Fogle has filed complaint for divorce against his wife, Gertrude I. Fogle. This couple were married in May, 1912, and separated in October, 1914. The petitioner states that his wife was always quarrelsome and constantly nagged him. Once she threatened to kill the plaintiff. Fogle is a farmer. His wife is a non-resident of the state.
  • 18 Dec 1918 In superior court in the matter of divorce proceedings of Mary Maloney against William Maloney, cause was dismissed at plaintiff's cost.
  • 19 Dec 1918 Winnie Hosford, wife of Charles Hosford, has asked for a divorce. In her petiton she states that they were married in 1914 and that some time within the last few days they separated. They have a child, John, aged 3 years. She avers that her husband would often stay out all night associating with immoral women; that he neglected to support her. She claims that he was working for a salary of $125 a month and as he has threatened to assign his wages for the purpose of defrauding her she asks for a restraining order.
  • 19 Dec 1918 Elizabeth Schram has brought complaint in superior court for divorce from her husband George. She resides at 716 Colerick street. LThe defendant is employed as a clerk. They have one child 2 years of age. She accuses him of cruel and inhuman treatment and of abusing her and calling her vile names. They have been separated since Dec 16, 1918. She states that he is not a fit person to have charge of the child and asks for its custody.
  • 19 Dec 1918 Martha Bahr asks that her marriage be annulled with Charles Bahr. She claims that she is a wife in name only. They were married, reads the complaint, July 4 of this year, but have never lived together. He told her tales of love before they were married, and made assertions and promises which all turned out without foundation. He said that he had a valuable farm and money in the bank and a good house to live in, and that he held a good steady job, when in truth and in face he had nothing; not even the job. He tole her that he was only 21, but she avers that he is 33. Immediately after they were married he went back to mother.
  • 19 Dec 1918 In superior court, Glenola Schmitz vs. Earl J. Schmitz, in suit for divorce, divorce was granted defendant.
  • 19 Dec 1918 In superior court in the divorce proceedings of Sarah E. Matheny vs. Charles G. Matheny, divorce was granted plaintiff and her maiden name of Sarah Bowman was restored.
  • 20 Dec 1918 In circuit court in divorce proceedings plaintiff Charles Mencer was granted a divorce from Ada Mencer.
  • 21 Dec 1918 William Dempsey, of 713 Canal street, is suing his wife for divorce. He states in his petition that they were married in November, 1909, in Paulding county, and they separated in November, 1915. He avers that his wife drank intoxicating liquor and assoiciated with other men in public drinking houses. She neglected him and scolded him and had a violent temper. Plaintiff speaks about joining the army and by that reason he has not been able to prosecute his charge for divorce sooner. Defendant deserted him in November, 1915. They have one child, and the plaintiff does not consider the mother a fit person to care for it, and aska that matrimony between them be dissolved and that he be given the custody of the child.
  • 21 Dec 1918 Rose Cramer, who is suing her husband for divorce and $1,000 alimony, tells veritable tale of woe. They were married in December, 1916, and separated the following April. She claims that the defendant abandoned her. When they were married they began light housekeeping and the petitioner states that her sister-in-law soon won him from her. He went to live with her and she influenced him to transfer his life insurance over to her, and all the money that he earned he gave her each pay day for over two months, and here is where the story is really pathetic; she was made to do "filial" duty to her husband, just like a female servant, and all she got out of it was enough money for a 25 cent hat. That was all she got out of married life. She wants $1,000 alimony and absolute divorce.
  • 21 Dec 1918 Blanch Mason is the wife of a traveling man name Claud G. Mason. She has filed a complaint for divorce on the grounds of desertion and cruelty. They have on daughter, Velma, five years of age. Petitioner states that he has struck her several times. Defendant is possessed of considerable property. He owns a house and lot at Wawasee lake, and has money in the First and Hamilton bank as well as the bank of Syracuse, Ind., and the First Trust and Savings bank of Sioux City, Iowa, besides considerable personal property and liberty bonds and motor boar. Petitioner states that he earns $200 per month, so she has asked for $100 a month for the support of herself and daughter.
  • 21 Dec 1918 In circuit court yesterday Frances De Robertis was granted a divorce from Albert De Robertis.
  • 21 Dec 1918 In superior court Rosalie Faber was granted a divorce from Jacob H. Faber.
  • 22 Dec 1918 In superior court yesterday Lena Johnell was granted a divorce from William Johnell. Plaintiff was also granted custody of their child 4 years of age.
  • 24 Dec 1918 In superior court yesterday the divorce suit of Hazel Chnecke against Arthur Chnecke was decided for the plaintiff. She was granted a divorce, $800 alimony, and her maiden name of Hazel Forsythe was restored.
  • 24 Dec 1918 Elise Sutton was granted a divorce from Arthur Sutton yesterday in superior court.
  • 25 Dec 1918 Mollie Coleman, filed a complaint in superior court yesterday against her husband James F. Coleman, and in her petition she states that he has property valued at $2,000. She isn't satisfied with this but believes that the court should grant her double the sum - $4,000. In her complaint she states that they have two children and the allegations do not speak in endearing terms of the defendant. He called her "old devil," told her she was lazy, and accused her of improper acts in the presence of their two children - a son and daughter. She avers that he went so far as to accuse her of trying to poison him. She asks for an absolute divorce, the custody of her children and the restoration of her maiden name.
  • 25 Dec 1918 In the divorce proceedings of William Dempsy against his wife May Dempsy in superior court, the defendant has filed a cross complaint, in which she denies each and every material allegation of the plaintiff, and in her answer she makes some very strong accusations. Mrs. Dempsy in her complaint says that the plaintiff has treated her in a cruel and inhuman manner; he has deserted her; failed to provide for her; neglected her and her child; associated with other women and she avers that he is not a fit person to have custody of their child. She further says that he is a big, strong fellow and able to make good wages. She asks for an absolute divorce and the custody of her child.
  • 25 Dec 1918 Lillian Knoblock was granted a divorce from Edward Knoblock in superior court yesterday.
  • 28 Dec 1918 Etta Lechieitner, residing at 901 Wilt street, has filed a petition for divorce in superior court from Frank Lechieitner. She does not hesitate in condemning him of many faults. She avers that he is a periodical drunkard; that he has failed to make reasonable provision for her for the past six months; that at time he has threatened to take her life without cause; that he has associated with women of bad repute. She states that he works for the S. F. Bowser company, and there he has stated that he is not married to the plaintiff. She states in the petition that he makes a good salary, from $30 to $40 a week, and she asks for a restraining order. She also fears that he might do her bodily injury and asks that the restraining order prohibit him from coming near her. She asks for a divorce and the restitution of her maiden name, Etta Kohn.
  • 28 Dec 1918 In superior court yesterday a divorce was granted Fred Lambert from Lena Lambert.
  • 28 Dec 1918 In superior court the divorce of Charles W. Ruchel vs. Blanch Ruchel was dismissed on motion of plaintiff.
  • 29 Dec 1918 Affidavits have been filed on a charge of bigamy against Clarence R. Miller alias Russell C. Miller, who at present is believed to be living at Middletown, Ohio. The charge of bigamy was made by Mary W. Miller, his first wife. It will be remembered that Mrs. Miller filed a petition for divorce in the superior court of Fort Wayne some few days ago, on the grounds of abandonment and abuse. SLhe claimed that the defendant abandoned her April 24, 1914. A few days ago, while reading the casualty list published in the Journal-Gazette, she wrote a letter to her husband's father, in Ohio, and it was this letter that let the cat out of the bag - ot fell into the hands of Miller's wife No. 2. Not believing that his first wife knew anything about his second marriage, he had contemplated a trip to Fort Wayne and had left Richmond, Ind., where he was living with his second wife, with the intention of making up with the first. He left Richmond shortly before the letter was received at the home. He came to Fort LWayne and tried to persuade the rightful Mrs. Miller to live with him again. She had no intention of doing anything of the sort, however. After he was satisfied that it was all over, so far as again gaining her good graces, he departed for Richmond, his home. The letter having been received, and of course read by his wife No. 2. She did the right thing, and indidentally sent a photograph of herself and her supporsed husband. He had married the second woman March 17, 1917. The second wife was very good and she tendered her sympathy and solicitations to Mrs. Miller No. 1, and she went so far as to offer her any assistance that was possible. "Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned." To known that her husband had married another women without even the formality of a divorce, was too much. She went to her attorney, Hans C. Meland, and began divorce proceedings, as related above. Meland, in order to get service on the muchly married man, hunted for several days and finally located him at Muncie, Ind. The defendant had heard of the intentions of his Fort LWayne wife, and when Meland went to Muncie, he found the bird had flown. In learning of the matter Mrs. Miller stated that "Clarence did not have to live with her, in fact she was glad that he had left her, but she believes that he should be prosecuted for going about the country marrying other women." Mrs. Miller of Richmond, is now living in Middletown, Ohio, and it is supposed that Miller, himself, is there also. There is another phase of the story which the authorities will likely want to know. Miller is but 30 years of age, and there is doubt as to why and how he evaded the draft laws. The authorities will bring the fugitive to Fort Wayne.
  • 31 Dec 1918 In superior court, in the divorce proceedings of Blanch Mason vs. Claud C. Mason, suit was dismissed on motion of plaintiff.
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