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Divorce News and Records, Allen Co., Indiana

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1922

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette


  • 01 Jan 1922 The case of Della Hart against Allen Hart was reopened yesterday in superior court and Mrs. Hart was granted an allowance of $5 per week for her 5-months-old baby.
  • 01 Jan 1922 Mary C. Young was granted a divorce from John Young and her maiden name of Mary C. Felger was restored.
  • 03 Jan 1922 On the grounds of cruel treatment Judge Sol Wood granted a divorce to Nellie Miller, 609 Harrison street from Harry Miller yesterday afternoon. The couple were married June 5, 1914, and separated November 12, 1921.
  • 03 Jan 1922 Charging that her husband, Lawrence Cramblet deserted her on Christmas day, 1919, Ruth Moreland Cramblet, daughter of Dr. E. W. Moreland, filed suit for divorce and her maiden name in superior court yesterday. The complaint states that the married life, which lasted a year and two days, was one of unhappiness. Mrs. Cramblet believes that her husband is in California.
  • 04 Jan 1922 Charging that her husband, Alex Mackres, was drunk much of the time and that on numerous occasions he choked her and threatened to kill her. Mrs. Mackres ask the custody of her son, age 4, and $2,000 alimony.
  • 05 Jan 1922 Mildred Armstrong preferred dancing to cooking and on two occasions she stayed out all night at carousing parties, according to the divorce complaint filed yesterday in circuit court by Clarence Armstrong. Armstrong is a polisher by occupation and lives at 1103 Swinney avenue.
  • 05 Jan 1922 Charging that her husband has a bad temper and that he frequently threatened to do her bodily harm, Adaline Keim filed suit in superior court for a divorce from Raymond Keim.
  • 05 Jan 1922 Gertrude Subkowski asks a divorce from Fred Subkowski and the custody of her children, Gladys, aged 6, and Phyllis, aged 5, in a complaint filed yesterday afternoon in superior court.
  • 05 Jan 1922 The trial of the Bailhe divorce case has been postponed indefinitely.
  • 05 Jan 1922 Edna Durbin must answer a contempt charge on January 14. Her husband charges that she in violating a restraining order by molesting him at his work in a downtown shoe store.
  • 06 Jan 1922 It is too expensive to have your husband arrested for beating you when he beats you every week or two. That was the lesson Judge Ballou learned from Blanche Avvanz, who appeared before him yesterday afternoon to secure a divorce from Paul Avvanz, Italian tailor. The divorce was granted. Mrs. Avvanz said she had her husband arrested once in Illinois for beating her and he had to pay a fine of $50 and costs. "How often did you say he beat you?" Judge Ballou asked. "Oh, aboutr every week or two for 10 years," she replied. "And you only had him arrested once," the Judge asked. "I never had him arrested much because it was money out of my pocket when I did," replied the witness. "You had rather put up with it?" the judge asked again. "Well, you have to when it happens every week or so. It is too expensive to have it stopped." Mrs. Avvanz said she was of French descent. "What did your husband beat you for?" she was asked. "I think it is born and bred in Italian men to whip their wives," was her answer. The woman testified that her husband deserted her three years ago and that she had not seen him since.
  • 06 Jan 1922 Mary L. Parrish has treated her husband, John Parrish like a boarder for the past six years, charging him for his board, room, and washing, according to a divorce complaint filed by him yesterday in superior court. The complaint states that Mrs. Parrish has come into possession of $20,000 worth of her husband's property since they were married 10 years ago. Mr. Parrish say his wife has an extablished corset business in Fort Wayne and does not need his money.
  • 06 Jan 1922 Louis Muncie was granted a divorce from Daisy Muncie yesterday afternoon. The plaintiff said his wife received gifts and clothing from other man.
  • 06 Jan 1922 August Eckert has filed a cross-complaint to the suit for divorce brought by his wife, Della. He says she refused to mend his clothes, and that she insisted on having two or three of her relatives at her home all the time.
  • 06 Jan 1922 The order for support in the case of Leslie M. Wolf against Rose Wolf was set aside by Judge Ballou when he found that the wife was in possession of $200, left from the sale of their furniture. The woman took part of the money and went to business college. She wants to be self-supporting after the divorce is granted.
  • 07 Jan 1922 Filing a cross complaint to the sensational complaint brought by her husband, Leo John Parrish, Wednesday in superior court, Mrs. Parrish was granted a divorce today by Judge Ballou. She told the court that her husband has not bought $75 worth of necessities for her in their 20 years of married life.
  • 07 Jan 1922 "He told me he would kill me if he wished." Rose Wolf told Special Judge David Smith yesterday morning in superior court, reciting stories of alleged cruelty on the part of her husband, Leslie Worf. The divorce was granted. Mrs. Wolf is going to business college on money derived from the sale of the furniture.
  • 07 Jan 1922 May Rogers filed a cross complaint to the complaint of her husband, Ralph Rogers, for divorce. She says that she was only 16 when she was married on March 20, 1920, and that she was too young to be capable of entering a marriage contract with a full understanding of its meaning.
  • 08 Jan 1922 Charging that Ina Sampson refused to make clothing for their 2-year-old child, Gerald, and to take proper care of him, Lee Sampson has filed suit for a divorce in superior court. Mr. Sampson says the defendant is not a proper person to have custody of the child, and he asks that it be placed in the care of his sister-in-law, Bessie Rupert. Mr. Sampson sais that at times his wife refused to cook and attend to her other household duties. The couple were married June 27, 1920 at Melrose, O.
  • 08 Jan 1922 The charge that Mary L. Parrish had wrongfully obtained $20,000 from Leo Parrish was retracted yesterday in a statement issued by Mr. Parrish and his attorney. The charge was made in the original complaint, but was stricken out before the case came to trial. Mrs. Parrish was given a divorce on her cross-complaint. The statement furnished by Mr. Parrish's attorney is as follows: The attorney for the plaintiff in the divorce case of Leo John Parrish vs. Mary L. Parrish, on the part of his client and himself, wishes to state that no part of the property asserted to have been obtained from the plaintiff by the defendant in this case, was obtained through stealth. This statement is made voluntarily and for the reason that it is not our desire to unjustly injure any one.
  • 08 Jan 1922 Leona Hissong filed suit against Alfred J. Hissong yesterday in superior court, asking $1,000 alimony. She charges cruel and inhuman treatment. A restraining order was granted to prevent Hissong from calling at her home.
  • 08 Jan 1922 Henry Loarine used to stay away from home for several weeks at a time, according to a divorce complaint filed yesterday in superior court by Eva Loarine. She also charged that he was a user of "moonshire,"
  • 10 Jan 1922 Mrs. Cora Hudson, wife of Merril Hudson, proprietor of a quick lunch room on Calhoun street, charged her husband with associating with men and women of vicious character and with staying out at nights. The Hudsons formerly lived in Huntertown. Mrs. Hudson asks $5,000 alimony and the custody of their three children, Ruth, age 5; Dale, age 3, and Garnet, age 19 months. Judge Ballou ordered Mr. Hudson to pay his wife $15 per week during the time the suit is pending.
  • 10 Jan 1922 Marie Shatmas charged that her husband, Harry, chased her with an ice pick and ran her away from home. She also charged that her husband beat her black and blue and choked her until she was unconscious.
  • 10 Jan 1922 Charging that her husband, Hobert Bowman cursed and mistreated her and then ran away and deserted her. Nina Bowman joined the ranks of those who seek a divorce.
  • 10 Jan 1922 Charging that her husband, Ernest Heckman was guilty of cruel and inhuman treatment toward her, Christine Heckman filed suit for divorce in superior court. She seeks $1,000.
  • 10 Jan 1922 Walter Lasar told Judge Ballou that his wife had a vile and ungovernable temper and that she left his home against his will and worked as a trained nurse. The divorce was granted.
  • 10 Jan 1922 Sherman Goodrich was ordered to pay the clerk of the court $35 for attorney fees for his wife, who is suing him for a divorce.
  • 11 Jan 1922 Etta Sweet had asked for a divorce suit and everything was going her way. The resident witnesses testivied. Then she told how her husband had served a term for wife and child neglect and how he had deserted her seven years ago, and that she did not even know where he was. She said her father-in-law had agreed to pay for the cost of the suit. Then came the fatal question. "Do you want a divorce so you can get married again?" asked the court. "Well --yes," answered Mrs. Sweet. The judge took his pen and seiftly wrote, "Divorce refused."
  • 11 Jan 1922 Winnie Allen dismissed one suit for divorce against Avie Allen yesterday morning and filed another yesterday afternoon. The complaint in the secomd suit was somewhat modified, but it alleged that her husband struck her with his fists and that on account of his failure to support her she had to seek employment as a wash-woman and a domestic for the purpose of supporting herself and two children. Mrs. Allen asks $5 per week for the support of the children during the time that the suir is pending.
  • 11 Jan 1922 Charging that his wife left him and went to Illinois to live, Arthur E. Spapulding, 202 East Jefferson street, brought suit against her yesterday morning in superior court.
  • 11 Jan 1922 Fern Sonneberg was granted a divorce from Albert Sonneberg yesterday afternoon by Special Judge Charles J. Ryan. She was granted the custody of her child, Robert Dale, age 2 years, and the defendant was ordered to pay $5 per week for the support of the child.
  • 12 Jan 1922 Olga Smith testified that she worked and helped her husband buy an automobile and that he used it to take other girls riding, in her suit for divorce tried before Judge Ballou yesterday afternoon in superior court. She also said that her husband always told her on Tuesday night that he was going to lodge and then he would go out with other women and stay until nearly morning. Mrs. Smith claimed that she had worked three years of her married life either at the Knitting Mills or as a seamstress. Judge Ballou took the case under advisement until some of the "other women" in the case could be brought into court to testify.
  • 12 Jan 1922 Mrs. Hattie Stepp, a prominent firgure in the divorce court, where she has secured a separation from five husbands, brought suit against Ervin Stepp, declaring that he has never spoken a kind or loving word to her until her life had become "a burden of sorrow with no sunshine." She said that her husband has been in the habit of "striking, beating, kicking and cursing her in every style, form and manner." She asks $15 per week for support during the time her suit is pending and $50 for attorney fees. She was granted a restraining order by Judge Ballou to keep her husband from molesting her at the Home hotel, 613 Barr street.
  • 12 Jan 1922 George Bohner said that Mary Boner has cursed and abused him and accused him of associating with other women and that she continually told him that she loved her former husband better that she did him.
  • 12 Jan 1922 Lelia Morison said she had to do a man's work on the farm in order to support herself. She asks a decree from Leonard Morrison.
  • 13 Jan 1922 Florence Druhot charged that Frank Druhot had failed to support her. The couple were married in 1914 and separated October 5, 1921.
  • 13 Jan 1922 Carl Tolle said that his wife has refused to perform her duties as a housewife and that she was guilty of conduct unbecoming a married woman, which he would disclose when the case come to trial.
  • 14 Jan 1922 Charles Smith, dapper looking individual about 28, took the witness stand yesterday afternoon in superior court and admitted that he posed as a single man and sent joy-riding with unmarried girls, while his wife remained at home. "Do you think that was the right way to treat your wife?" Judge Ballou asked. "Well, not hardly," he said. The only fault he could find with his wife was that she went often to visit some relatives whom he did not like. "I thought her love had grown cold and that it did not make much difference about my conduct," he said. Mrs. Smith told Judge Ballou early in the week that her husband had been joy-riding with other girls in an automobile for which she helped to pay. The judge sent for the "other girls" and they took the stand yesterday afternoon. They were pretty and dressed in the latest fashion. Both talked in a low tone and seemed greatly embarrassed. They admitted having gone riding with Mr. Smith twice before they knew he was a married man, but said they had refused him "dates" after girls at the knitting mills told them that he had a wife. Mrs. Smith appeared later in the afternoon and was granted a divorce.
  • 14 Jan 1922 Blanche Duwayne Miller was named as co-respondent by Beatrice Poffenberger in a divorce suit brought by the latter against Rolfe Poffenberger, yesterday in superior court. The plaintiff asks $5,000 alimony. Mrs. Poffenberger said that her husband was a good provided until he met the Miller woman and that afterwards he refused to provide food for his two children when their mother was ill. The complaint says that Mr. Poffenberger took most of his meals at a public eating place with Miss Miller and that he often called at her home. Poffenberger is employed by the Northern Indiana Gas and Electric company and earns $50 per week. He is also alleged to own considerable real estate.
  • 14 Jan 1922 Julius Fabina is suing his wife for $994.95 on account. She is suing him for a divorce on the ground that he failed to support her. Both cases will be heard as one Monday in superior court. Fabina is trying to collect money from his wife for work and material which went into the repair of her home where he lived during their married life, his complaint says.
  • 14 Jan 1922 Attorney E. V. Emrick last night denied that there was any "collusion" between his client, Mrs. Anna Davidson, and her husband, William Davidson, who wer denied a divorce yesterday in superior court on the ground that they had everything cut and dried beforehand. Judge Ballou refused the decree when Mr. Emrick appeared for the woman, and his stenographer, Miss Edna Glissman, a member of the bar, appeared for the man. He said he believed there was a "collusion." Mr. Emrick and Davidson has been to his office until he was enjoined and summoned to appear. "Davidson said he did not care to hire an attorney to appear and contest the case, so in order that he might be represented I had him to give Miss Glissman the right to file answer of general denial and the power to appear for him," Mr. Emrick said.
  • 14 Jan 1922 His name was Thrash and he lived up to it, according to a divorce complaint filed by Carrie Thrash in superior court yesterday against her husband, John Thrash. The defendant charges that her husband struck her in the face with his clenched fist and was guilty of other cruel and inhuman treatment. She asks $5,000 in alimony, saying that her husband is worth about $12,000.
  • 14 Jan 1922 A charge of non-support was made against John Saver, Jr. by Gladys Saver in a suit for divorce filed yesterday in superior court.
  • 15 Jan 1922 Mrs. Theo. Waterman charged that her husband, Charles Waterman threw her out the bed-room window and compelled her to walk six miles to the home of her parents. She says he repeatedly told her that he would no longer support her. Mrs. Waterman lives at 2026 Gay street.
  • 15 Jan 1922 Alonzo Waltz, 1300 block Broadway, charges that his wife threw a ford at him which stuck in his leg and that on one occasion in a fit of anger she threw acid on him burning his hands and face. He said she threw dishes and other cooking utensils at him on various occasions.
  • 17 Jan 1922 Mrs. Anna Davidson, who was refused a divorce by Judge Ballou last week when the court declared that he believed the couple were in "collusion" to get a divorce, filed another complaint. She charged that her husband beat her and threw her down and dislocated her hip.
  • 17 Jan 1922 Mrs. Dorothy Jane Smith claimed that her husband failed to properly support and clothe her and that he stayed out late at night and associated with other women.
  • 17 Jan 1922 Oval Schneider filed a cross-complaint to the complaint filed by her husband, asking $500 alimony and a divorce. She said her husband drove her from their home and that she was obliged to depend upon the charity of her friends for shelter.
  • 17 Jan 1922 Cleo Deardorff, 855 Edgewater, charged her husband, Charles with jealousy and cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 17 Jan 1922 Julius Fabian said he had to peel potatoes and wash dished for his board while he lived with his wife, Mary. He is trying to collect money from her in superior court for work and material he furnished to repair her house. Mrs. Fabina who is asking for a divorce told Judge Ballou her husband was a drunkard and that the work he did on the house was done of his own choice. The case was continued until more evidence can be heard.
  • 18 Jan 1922 Fredricka Reiter charged that her husband, Henry, had become infatuated with another woman and taunted her by describing his new found associate as "much younger, handsomer, and more attractive physically" that she was. The complaint stated that the defendant repeatedly told the plaintiff that he wanted to marry the other woman and that she should get a divorce. She charges that the husband has spent $600 of his $1,000 of savings on the new found associated, and she asked a restraining order to keep him from spending the other $400. The couple were married in 1895. The wife asks a limited seperation for a period of five years.
  • 18 Jan 1922 Ellen Roberson asked $5,000 from Garey Roberson and an absolute divorce. The couple live in Eel River township. She claimed her husband spent all of his money for liquor and a good time.
  • 18 Jan 1922 Cordelia Ross, 1312 Burgess street, asked $1,000 alimony. She charges that her husband failed to properly provide for her.
  • 18 Jan 1922 Dora Rushbolt said that her husband was serving a sentence at the penal farm for crime and that he has failed to support her. She asks a divorce.
  • 18 Jan 1922 Mabel Porkop, said that her husband had left her and that she believed he was in Lansing, Mich. She asked the custody of her small child, Mary Ellen. She asks a divorce.
  • 18 Jan 1922 Maudie Marie Lake in her divorce complaint charged that Earl Ray Lake had cursed and beat her until she had to leave him. She asked the custody of her son, age 5.
  • 18 Jan 1922 Alice Ellison have filed a complaint for divorce from Frank Ellison charging his with failure to provide for her and mistreatment.
  • 18 Jan 1922 Margaret Hull, 1326 Cass street has filed suit for divorce from Charles Hull.
  • 18 Jan 1922 After 27 years of married life Ida Lot was granted a divorce from Samuel Lot yesterday afternoon in superior court. Their married son testified in the case. Their property consisting of a 150-acre farm near Decatur and some city property was equally divided.
  • 18 Jan 1922 May Rogers was granted a divorce from Ralph Rogers yesterday in superior court when she told Judge Ballou that she was left some money and that her husband refused to work until it was gong.
  • 19 Jan 1922 Declaring that her husband blacked her eye as the result of a family fight, yesterday, Mrs. Ina Pickett went directly to her attorneys and filed suit for divorce against Wilbur Pickett, musician at a local theater. In her complaint she stated that her husband was in the habit of beating her and that he struck and beat her with his fists until her eyes were black and blue and her body was marked and scarred from the effect of the beating. After each beating she said he would promise to do better. She also charged that he had an ungovernable temper and when angry would reflect upon her chastity. Mrs. Pickett claims that her husband makes about $400 per month and asks $5,000 alimony. A restraining order was granted by Judge Ballou to provent Mr. Pickett from drawing his salary. The couple were married April 28, 1918, and separated yesterday.
  • 19 Jan 1922 Esther Gessler, 1213 East Lewis street, filed suit for divorce from her husband Roy Gessler, drug salesman, yesterday afternoon in superior court. She charges her husband with failure to support her and states that she has gone to work herself. The couple separated three weeks ago. Mrs. Gessler will ask $1,000 alimony.
  • 19 Jan 1922 Mrs. Marian Rogers filed a petition yesterday afternoon in superior court asking $125 per month from Hubert H. Rogers, optometrist, for the support of her daughter Louise, age 16.
  • 19 Jan 1922 Elmer Rhodes told Judge Sol A. Wood that he did not believe his wife Nellie has ever been divorced from her first husband, Ernest Smith, yesterday morning in circuit court. Rhodes is asking that the marriage be annulled. No evidence could be found that the woman had ever been divorced from Smith although three suits had been filed by her for divorce in superior court. All of them had been dismissed. Judge Wood continued the case on the ground that Mrs. Rhodes had not been properly served with a notice of the action.
  • 20 Jan 1922 Mrs. Velma Pandoff grew suspicious when she found notes in the pockets of her husband, Nicholas contraining the addresses of various Fort Wayne women. One night he told her that he had to meet a "party on the street corner at 9:15 o'clock at night." She says the "party" turned out to be a woman. Mrs. Pandoff filed suit for a divorce yesterday afternoon in superior court. She said that her husband threatened to kill her and on one occasion when she was visiting her mother her husband came and carried with him in his suitcase a revolver filled with cartridges. On several occasions she said that he choked her and had thrown her upon the floor after beating her. She asks $30 per week for support while the suit if pending.
  • 20 Jan 1922 "I could be happy if I saw a hearse drive up to the back door and haul you away," was what Alfred J. Hissong used to tell his wife, according to her testimony yesterday afternoon in superior court, where she was granted a divorce by Judge Ballou. Mrs. Hissong said she was married when she was 17 years old and two children were born as the result of the marriage. Then her first husband died, and thinking to get a home she married Hissong, she said. She has to go to work in order to support her two children. Her maiden name of Lena Gustin was restored.
  • 20 Jan 1922 Lillian Goldstein filed suit for a limited separation from Maurice Goldstein, charging that he has falsely accused her of infidelity.
  • 21 Jan 1922 To stop what they claimed would be the second divorce from the same marriage, Attorneys Colerick & Hogan yesterday filed a plea in abatement in the case of Hazel Michael against Harry Michael. Attorney Colerick said that the marriage of Michael and his wife was dissolved by divorce at Huntington without the knowledge of Mr. Michael and that later the wife falsely misrepresented to him that she had dismissed the action and that the couple lived together. Michael thought at the time that they were still husband and wife. Mrs. Michael now has suit pending in superior court.
  • 21 Jan 1922 A move to strike out the sensaional parts of the cross-complaint filed by his wife to his complaint for divorce was made yesterday by Hubert H. Rogers, optometrist. The motion to strike out declared that the charges that Rogers had improper relations are not competent, because the alleged relations took place more that two years prior to the time of the action.
  • 21 Jan 1922 Samuel Morris, Sr. was appointed special judge yesterday to try the divorce case of Emma Sarriazine against John Sarrazine.
  • 22 Jan 1922 Mrs. Edith Caroline Stark, who sued John Stark for divorce, said she was married 27 years ago and had two sons past the age of 21. She said she had to leave her husband in 1919 on account of his cruel treatment.
  • 22 Jan 1922 Mrs. Ethel Riggs, who was married 25 years ago, said her husband, William Riggs, deserted her in 1905 and that she has not heard of him since, either directly or indirectly. During the time she did live with him she said he was a gambler and spent his money in riotous living. She has filed for divorce.
  • 22 Jan 1922 Walter Schneider mentioned Ed Cook as co-respondent in an amended divorce complaint which he filed yesterday afternoon in superior court. He said Cook used to bring his wife home after they had been out until midnight.
  • 22 Jan 1922 Nick Pandoff filed a cross complaint yesterday to the action for divorce which his wife is bringing against him. Mr. Pandoff says he sells insurance of evenings after he is through with his other work. He says the names and adresses which his wife found in his pocket were those of prospective customers and not of secret lovers.
  • 24 Jan 1922 Judge Ballou decided yesterday afternoon that the reasons given by Walter and Oval Schneider were "too petty" to warrant a divorce and he refused both of them a decree. Mr. Schneider, in his cross-complaint, named Ed Koch a co-respondent. Mrs. Koch took the witness stand and admitted walking home for a dance with Mrs. Schneider. He said he went into the house with her and Schneider became angry and told him not to do it any more and that he obeyed. Koch told Judge Ballou that he had always been a friend to the family and that there was nothing between him and Mrs. Schneider.
  • 24 Jan 1922 Charges that his wife, Ednah, threatened to kill him, that she tried to set his house on fire on December 22; that she was thrown out of her boarding place and expelled from a fraernal order because of her misconduct, were made by William Durbin yesterday in a cross-complaint filed in superior court.
  • 24 Jan 1922 Judge Ballou yesterday ordered Ira Pickett, musician in a local theater, to pay his wife $60 for rent at once and $10 per week during the time their divorce is pending.
  • 25 Jan 1922 "I looked ahead and I could not see anything in the future so I made up my mind to leave my husband," Mrs. Elizabeth Williams, of Springfield township, told Judge Ballou yesterday afternoon in superior court. Mrs. Williams left her husband and three children on the farm and went to Marion, Ind. She testified that her husband was a hard worker and that he stopped drinking two years before she left him. She said life was just dreary and she could not afford nice clothes and she just decided to quit her husand. The judge held that the reason for wanting a divorce were not sufficient and he refused to grant a decree.
  • 25 Jan 1922 Emma Waltz filed a cross complaint to her husband's action for divorce yesterday in which she said he gave her $3 for her support in the year that they were married. She said her husband knocked her down and kicked her while she was unconscious. In his complaint filed a few days ago Mr. Waltz said his wife threw acid on him which burned his hands and face and that she threw a fork at him which stuck in his leg.
  • 26 Jan 1922 Mrs. Cora Clark yesterday asked that the divorce granted her from Edwin Clark several months ago be set aside by Judge Ballou. Mrs. Clark says that her husband has abused her, but that he has never been guilty of infidelity.
  • 26 Jan 1922 Charging that her husband failed to support her and that he was in the habit of keeping company with women of lewd and immoral reputation, Mrs. Marie King filed suit against James King yesterday afternoon in superior court.
  • 27 Jan 1922 Mrs. Sarah A. Marrs charges in her complaint that her husband, Dennis R. Marrs is an infidel and that he refused her the privilege of going to church. She said he rediculed her religion and the religion of everybody. She said they were married August 26, 1920, and that they separated August 25, 1921. She asks that her maiden name of Sarah A. Storer be restored.
  • 27 Jan 1922 Harry M. Osborn said Bernice Osborn called him indecent names and otherwise abused him. He is asking a divorce.
  • 27 Jan 1922 Gladys Kiser charged that Aryl Kiser spent all his time and money on other women and that he boasted to her of the fact that he was popular with other women. She is asking a divorce.
  • 27 Jan 1922 Etta Sweet has filed suit for divorce from George Sweet. She charged that he deserted her in 1913.
  • 27 Jan 1922 Gaston Bailhe, well known musician, will dismiss the divorce proceedings against his wife, Estella, it became known today. Mr. and Mrs. Bailhe has been able to straighten out their domestic difficulties, it is said.
  • 27 Jan 1922 Ina Pickett, Suite 1, Kiwanis apartments, yesterday filed a petition asking that her husband he made to pay her $25 per week instead of $10. She is suing Wilbur Pickett, local musician for divorce.
  • 28 Jan 1922 Donald A. Pettit, 2528 Anthony boulevard has filed suit for divorce. He says that Ethel Marie Pettit refused to cook and wash dishes and attend to the housework. He also said she contracted certain debts without his consent. The couple were married December 15, 1921 and separated January 23, 1922.
  • 28 Jan 1922 Delpha Hill has filed suit for divorce from John Hill. In her complaint she says he spent too much of his time and money playing pool and that he stayed out too late a night. She said he had an ungovernable temper and when angry he mistreated her. She asked that her maiden name, Delpha Roath, be restored.
  • 28 Jan 1922 Infidelity is the charge in the divorce case of Charles Vickery against Clara Vickery.
  • 28 Jan 1922 Iora M. Shuler has filed suit for divorce against Roy Shuler. She says he falsely accused her of conduct unbecoming a decent woman. She asks the custody of their five children.
  • 28 Jan 1922 Beatrice Brady in her complaint for divorce against William Brady, charges that he was an habitual drunkard and that he was guilty of cruel and inhuman treatment toward her. She asks $2,000 alimony and $25 a week during the time the suit is pending.
  • 28 Jan 1922 Ethel Bond is asking for a divorce from Mack Bond. She charges that he deserted her in 1919 after three months of married life. She says he never gave her any money to buy clothes.
  • 28 Jan 1922 Clio Deardoff, 855 Edgewater avenue, was granted a divorce from Charles Deardoff this morning in superior court by Special Judge W. H. Reed.
  • 29 Jan 1922 Mary Lothamer was refused a divorce from John Tilman Lothamer this afternoon in superior court by Special Judge David E. Smith. Four grown children took the stand to testify in the controversy. Mrs. Lothamer accused her husband of beging a habitual drunkard, of cursing her, of knocking over the kitchen table, of throwing chairs and dishes out of the house. She said he came home drunk one night and went to bed with his greasy clothes on. The youngest daughter, age 18, who works in a local department store, and who was attired in the latest fashion, except galoshes, took the stand and recited to Judge Smith some of the swear words she had heard papa say to mama. Mr. Lothamer testified in his own behalf and saved the day. He admitted that he had a lot of faults, but convinced the court that he was not as bad as he was painted. He said he swore before his wife, but not at her.
  • 29 Jan 1922 "Two long, murderous butcher knives," which Harry B. Oles kept under the mattress of his bed while he slept, "so he could put his hands on them when he wanted to kill her," are the reasons why Minnie B. Oles filed suit for divorce in superior court yesterday afternoon, according to her complaint. Mr. Oles also charged his wife of intimacy with other men she says.
  • 29 Jan 1922 Nick Pandoff believed in men beating their wives and she did not, according to the story told by Verma Pandoff yesterday in superior court. Judge Ballou granted the woman a divorce.
  • 29 Jan 1922 Mary Cartrwright filed suit for a limited separation from Wave Cartwright on the ground of incompatibility of temperament. She asks the custody of their daughter, Goldie May, age 8.
  • 29 Jan 1922 Edward Dixon filed suit against Louise Dixon for divorce.
  • 29 Jan 1922 Charging that her husband beat her and made her earn her own living, Jeanette Hobson filed suit for divorce against Eli Hobson yesterday in Superior Court.
  • 29 Jan 1922 A willingness to dismiss the divorce suit pending against his wife, Elizabeth aged 81, was expressed yesterday by Valentine Erdel, aged 81, in a petition filed in superior court asking a modification of the court's decree for support. The couple has been married for 46 years and is believed to be the oldest that ever applied for a divorce in the local court. Mrs. Erdel has been living under the roof of her husband since the action was filed. In asking that the decree be modified Mr. Erdel says he gives his wife money to buy groceries whenever she needs tham and that there is always a surplus of $5 or $10 in the kitchen drawer, which he gives her for her own use. He says that his only income is $470 per year and since that in not enought to meet the needs of his wife and himself he has to draw upon the principal every year. Mrs. Erdel has her husband cited for contempt of court this week for not paying her the allowance ordered by the court. In the original complaint Mr. Erdel stated that during their married life Mrs. Erdel had nagged him continually in an effort to get him to put his property in her name. He says she has hid money from him until she has several thousand dollars. Mrs. Erdel has filed a cross complaint in which she asks a limited separation for a period of 10 years. No children were born to the couple, but Mr. Erdel has five by a former marriage.
  • 31 Jan 1922 Edward Reagan lived with his wife, Hazel, only five days and then he joined the navy during the World War. Whe he returned he found that his wife was living with another man, he told Judge Ballou yesterday morning in superior court. In a few days Mrs. Reagan and the man left Fort Wayne and Mr. Reagan said he had not heard of them since. The divorce was granted.
  • 31 Jan 1922 Clara Vickery alleged cruel and inhuman treatment in a cross complaint for divorce filed yesterday morning in superior court. Mrs. Vickery asks a restraining order to prevent her husband Charles Vickery, from drawing his salary from the Fort Wayne Window Cleaning company.

  • 01 Feb 1922 Bernice Brady told Judge Ballou yesterday that she married William Brady upon a week's acquaintance because her father was mean to her and she wanted to get away from him. She also told the judge that her husband had knocked her down 12 times since they were married. She showed the court a lump on her forehead as corraborative evidence. The divorce was granted and her maiden name of Overby was restored.
  • 01 Feb 1922 On the ground that her husband falsely accused her of associating with other men and failed to propperly provide food and clothing for her, Louise Dixon filed a cross complaint to the action of her husband for divorce yesterday in superior court. She asks $5,000 alimony.
  • 02 Feb 1922 Clara Worden says in her complaint for divorce that her husband, James Worden comes home drunk every Saturday night. She alleges that on one occasion he shot at her with an army gun. The couple were married in 1893 and have six children, three of whom are minors. Mrs. Worden asks the custofy of the minors.
  • 02 Feb 1922 John Smyers offers a very unusual reason for wanting a divorce. He says his wife did not talk enough. His complaint alleges that Bernice went for dys without saying a word. She is also accused of leaving home when angry and staying away for several days. Smyers also complains that his wife never sent their 7-year-old girl to Sunday school.
  • 02 Feb 1922 Nicholas Schmitt was granted a divorce from Marie Schmitt yesterday afternoon in superior court when he told Judge Ballou that his wife had followed another man away from Fort Wayne, leaving him with their children under five years of age. Schmitt is caring for the children.
  • 02 Feb 1922 The divorce suit which was filed Tuesday in superior court by Verna Brunton against Jesse H. Brunton was dismissed yesterday. The couple were married on New Year's day and the application for the divorce was made on January 21. The complaint alleges cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 03 Feb 1922 Lucille Foreman filed suit for divorce yesterday afternoon from Elver Foreman. She says that she was away from Fort Wayne for three weeks on a visit not long ago and that she received only one letter from her husband during her absence and in that he told her that she had better come home and go to work. She also charged that her husband did not come to see her or inquire about her when she was in the hospital for an operation.
  • 04 Feb 1922 Thelma Watkins, age 20, was granted a divorce from Calvin Watkins, age 22, yesterday in superior court. The girl appeared in court with her baby, who is only on month and five days old. She told how her husband had come home drunk and brandished a big butcher-knife over the bed in which she was lying just a few days before the baby was born. The court ordered Watkins to pay $30 a month to the support of his wife for six months and $25 a month each month thereafter.
  • 04 Feb 1922 William Badder, 22 years a married man, still has a charm for the ladies, according to his wife, Cora, who obtained her second divorce from him yesterday in superior court. The charm is of long standing, too. Ten years ago Mrs. Badder said she broke in the door of a neighbor girl's home and found Mr. Badder and the girl locked in. She obtained a divorce from him. He married the girl, divorced her, and in less than a year from the time he sparated from his first wife, he had remarried her. Lately Mrs. Badder said she found a letter to another woman in her husband's pocket and when he admitted that he was stepping out again she filed suit for divorce.
  • 04 Feb 1922 Mary J. Fabian was granted a divorce from Julian Fabian yesterday in superior court. The case had been pending for some time. Mrs. Fabian charged failure to support.
  • 04 Feb 1922 Charging that her husband had informed her that he was not going to provide a home for her and her four children after March 1, 1922, Mae Schulp filed suit for divorce against Arthur Schulp. The family lives at Poe.
  • 04 Feb 1922 Mamie Grimme filed suit against Joe Grimme for divorce, charging cruelty. She asks the custody of their son, Joe, age 7.
  • 04 Feb 1922 Judge Ballou has ordered John Lothamer to pay his wife, Mary, $15 per week for support, and $35 for attoryney fees within 10 days.
  • 05 Feb 1922 Lucy Bishop filed suit against William O. Bishop for divorce, charging infidelity.
  • 05 Feb 1922 Judge Ballou refused to grant a divorce to Hilda Nelson, 17 years old, from Norman Nelson, 18 years old. He said what Mrs. Nelson needed was support, not a divorce. She has a baby two months old.
  • 05 Feb 1922 Alice Kiser yesterday filed a supplemental proceeding in her action for divorce, stating that her husband had refused to keep his promise and to go to work.
  • 07 Feb 1922 Grace Blomme charged that Julius Blomme has refused to support her and had been quilty of cruel and inhuman treatment during their married life. The couple married December 22, 1920, and separated October 9, 1921.
  • 07 Feb 1922 Amanda Kohart charged that her husband, Roy Kohart, had abused her in the presence of visitors and had roughly treated their eldest child, Mary Jane, aged 5. She asks custody of their two children, Mary Jand and Pauline, aged 8 months.
  • 07 Feb 1922 John Reamsnider claimed that his wife refused to do the housework and that she went away and left him and that he does not now know where she is. The last time he heard of her she was in Washington, D.C.
  • 08 Feb 1922 Ruth Miller was granted a limited separation from Albert Miller by Judge Ballou yesterday afternoon. She charged habitual cruelty. She was given the custody of her son, Jack, age 4, and $50 per month for support during a period of two years.
  • 08 Feb 1922 Donald Pettit was granted a divorce from Marie Pettit. The couple were married December 15, 1921, and separated January 23, 1922. Mr. Pettit testified that his wife refused to cook his meals, wash dishes and take care of the home.
  • 09 Feb 1922 Dean A. Poor told Judge Ballou that he was married to Pauline Poor during the war when he went east to work in a munition plant. He said they lived with Mrs. Poor's parents for about a month and then one day his wife kicked him out of the house, bag and baggage. Since he came to Fort Wayne Mr. Poor said he had written to his wife and told her that he was willing to live with her, but that she was not persuaded. "She talked German when she go angry so I do not know just what she thought of me," Poor said. He was granted a divorce.
  • 09 Feb 1922 Delpha Hill was refused a divorce from John S. Hill. The court decided that the evidence showed, desertion and that the necessary two year period had not elapsed. Mrs. Hill testified that her husband received some money from his parents and that he went away and left her. She said she was willing to live with him if he would live with her.
  • 09 Feb 1922 Frank Osterman, who was sent to jail for 30 days not long ago when he told Judge Ballou that he did not intend to obey the order of the court for support, was in court again yesterday. Special Judge Samuel Morris ordered Osterman to pay his wife $60 prior to May 1 and $5 each week from February 8.
  • 09 Feb 1922 Mara Henderson filed a cross complaint to the action of her husband for divorce in which she charged him with illicit relations with a woman whose name she did not mention. She asks a separation for two years with $25 per week for support and the custody of her minor child, Gula, aged 8. She said she was married on 1898 and that her husband deserted her in December.
  • 09 Feb 1922 Henry Henzler asked that the decree granted to his wife, Mabel, about three months ago, be set aside and that he be allowed to present evidence. He soes not want to pay his wife's attorney fee of $35, claiming that she had $1,000 in cash. He said his attorney withdrew his appearance prior to the trail without informing him.
  • 09 Feb 1922 Millia Bauserman filed suit for divorce against Eugene Bauserman, R. R. No. 3, Woodburn. She charged that her husband had hardly spoken a kind word to her in four years and that he had told her he did not care for her.
  • 09 Feb 1922 Oval Schneider asked a divorce from Walter Schneider, who was refused a divorce from her a few days ago. She charges that he falsely attacked her moral character. She wants $500 alimony.
  • 09 Feb 1922 Elmer Rhodes was granted a divorce from Nellie M. Rhodes. He said his wife told him shortly before she left him to go with another man, that her marriage to a previous husband had never been dissolved.
  • 10 Feb 1922 Delpha Hill, who had her divorce suit for desertion against John S. Hill dismissed Wednesday afternoon in superior court when Judge Ballou indicated that he would not grant the decree, filed a new suit for divorce yesterday, charging cruel and inhuman treatment and neglect. She asks that her maiden name of Delpha Roath be restored.
  • 10 Feb 1922 Claiming that his wife married him merely to get some of his money, Henry Rockhill filed a petition in superior court asking that his contract for a payment of alimony be set aside. Rockhill said his wife told him several months after their marriage that she would have to separate from him because her church had refused to nullify her marriage to a former husband and that her last marriage was illegal. Rockhill said he believed his wife was acting in good faith and that he applied for a divorce after entering a contract to pay her $1,200 alimony. He says he recently learned that his wife never intended to live with him permanently and that she married him only to get some of his money.
  • 10 Feb 1922 Charging cruel and inhuman treatment, Rhen Snyder filed suit against John Snyder for divorce.
  • 10 Feb 1922 Flossie Evans asks a divorce from Charles Evans on a charge of cruel treatment and lack of affection.
  • 11 Feb 1922 Mrs. Matilda Hoffman was granted a divorce in superior court yesterday afternoon from Henry Hoffman. Mrs. Hoffman said she met her husband in an ice cream parlor, when "a bunch of boys came up and began talking to a crowd of us girls, and he took me home." She admitted that she has known Hoffman only about a month before they were married, and that they had never given a thought to the practical side of married life. She recited how her husband drank, played cards and stayed out all night.
  • 11 Feb 1922 Lillian Matheny was granted a divorce from John Matheny. She told the judge that she found letters in the clothes of her husband, which she said, signified that he was not true to her.
  • 11 Feb 1922 Charging that she had to stay at home, shut-up in one room, while her husband stayed out late at night and had a good time, Florence Huth filed suit for divorce against Herbert Huth, yesterday in superior court.
  • 12 Feb 1922 Della White Emrick was granted a divorce from Jacob Emrick, on her cross complaint yesterday afternoon, by Special Judge Levi Todd, in superior court. Mrs. Emrick also deeded back to Mrs. Ethel Seribner, daughter of Emerick, the house and lot which Mr. Emrick presented to his wife at their marriage. The daughter charged that Mrs. Emmrick has the promise of the house before she would consent to the marriage. Mrs. Emerick's maiden name of White was restored.
  • 12 Feb 1922 Anna L. Isenberg filed suit against Calvin C. Isenberg for a divorce, the curtody of her children, and $1,000 alimony. She charges desertion.
  • 12 Feb 1922 Hazel Brown filed suit for divorce against Herbert Brown, on a charge of cruelty.
  • 12 Feb 1922 The suit of Louisa Rockhill against Henry Rockhill for $1,200 on an alimony contract, was settled out of court, and dismissed from the superior court docket yesterday.
  • 14 Feb 1922 That his wife would go away from home and leave her children, Dorothy, aged 3, and Lillian, aged 2, locked up in a room by themselves, was one of the many sensational charges made by David Schwartz, in his compalint for divorce filed yesterday in superior court. On one occasion, when the two children were locked in the room by themselves, the youngest fell against a base burner stove and received a burn which will leave a permanent scar, the complaint alleges. Mr. Schwartz says that his wife refused to keep house or to care for the children and that he had to send them to a hospital to be treated for a skin disease, which was the result of the failure of their mother to take proper care of them. The plaintiff also charges that his wife used his head as a target at which she would hurl pots, pans and dishes.
  • 14 Feb 1922 Charging that threats of bodily harm were made against her by her husband, Edna Dolan yesterday filed suit for a divorce from David Dolan. The couple were married December 17, 1921, and separated February 11, 1922.
  • 14 Feb 1922 The divorce suit of Emma Sarrazin against John Sarrazin for divorce was dismissed yesterday in superior court. The attorneys persuaded the parties to the suit to patch up their domestic difficulties because of the poor health of the woman.
  • 15 Feb 1922 "Sell your jewelry and rings. It is immaterial to me what sacrifice you make." This was the answer that Leo Schallenberger gave his wife, Ada, when she told him that there was no money in the house, according to her complaint for divorce, filed yesterday in superior court. Mrs. Schallenberger said she had to leave home and go to work for the telephone company in order to support herself and her baby daughter, Aimee, age 2.
  • 15 Feb 1922 Charging failure to support for the past four years, Doretta M. Schumm filed a suit for divorce against Theodore M. Schumm yesterday afternoon in superior court.
  • 15 Feb 1922 Anna Cook filed suit for a divorce from Luke Cook, charging cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 15 Feb 1922 Clara Vickery was granted a divorce from Charles Vickery on a charge of cruelty.
  • 15 Feb 1922 Mary J. Schnauffer was granted a divorce from Jacob W. Schnauffer by Judge Ballou in superior court.
  • 16 Feb 1922 Virginia Munich filed suit for divorce in the superior court yesterday against Leo J. Munich, on the grounds of cruel and inhuman treatment, alleging that her husband and his mother made life unpleasant for her during the entire married life. The couple were married August 24, 1920, and separated February 2, 1922. Mr. Munich, according to the complaint, was divorced from Edith Munich on May 4, 1919. Mrs. Munich further charged that her husband had cursed her and had neglected his home. A petition for an order restraining the Pennsylvania company for paying Munich money, which he deposited with the company, was filed in connection with the divorce complaint.
  • 16 Feb 1922 Frank Kurtz filed a cross-complaint for divorce against Hulda Kurtz in the superior court yesterday. Kurtz charges cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 17 Feb 1922 Hubert Rogers, optometrist, yesterday filed an application for change of venue from Judge W. N. Ballou in the trial of his divorce suit against his wife, Marian Rogers. It is said by attorneys in the case that three or four days will be required for the hearing. There is considerable property in dispute. The cross complaint filed by Mrs. Rogers was one of the most sensational ever entered in the local court.
  • 17 Feb 1922 Clara Worden was granted a divorce from James Worden yesterday afternoon in superior court. The woman told Judge Ballou that her husband was an habitual drunkard and that he failed to properly support her. She was given the custody of their three children and $8 per week for their support.
  • 17 Feb 1922 Avery Groves filed a plea in abatement to the action of his wife, Grace, for divorce, stating that his wife is a resident of Huntington county.
  • 18 Feb 1922 In spite of the passionate appeal of Luke Cook that his wife, Anna Cook, be refused a divorce, Judge W. N. Ballou granted the decree yesterday morning. The evidence was heard Thursday afternoon and the court took the case under advisement. Luke was on hand bright and early yesterday to have a farewell talk with the judge. "Iam sorry to disappoint you, but my duty is clear. You have given your wife cause for divorce," the judge told him. "You are not like I thought a judge was," said Luke in parting. " I thought a judge was a gruff old thing." Cook said that he would try to go right in the future and hoped that he would be able to make his wife have him again.
  • 19 Feb 1922 Another angle to the Fernwalt-Parry family feud was developed yesterday, when Edna Gernwalt filed suit against Margaret Parry for $10,000, for slander. Robert Fernwalt is suing William A. S. Parry for $10,000 for the alleged alienation of the affection of Mrs. Fernwalt. Mrs. Fernwalt says the Mrs. Parry called her an obscene name in a public place, for the purpose of making people believe that the former had been quilty of immoral conduct with Mrs. Parry. "You lived with Mr. Parry while I was in Californis, and you took the linens and dishes that I had before I was married." Fernwalt is suing his wife for a divorce because of alleged intimacy with Parry.
  • 19 Feb 1922 The divorce case of Ruth Chandler against Stephen Chandler was dismissed.
  • 19 Feb 1922 Theo. Waterman was divorced from Charles Waterman, who she said laid around the house and slept during their three years of married life. She testified that she had to earn the entire living and to take a beating with a broom-stick on several occasions.
  • 19 Feb 1922 William Moyer said his wife went about with a man who runs a "dry beer parlor." He was granted a divorce.
  • 19 Feb 1922 Dora Rushbolt was granted a divorce from John Rushbolt, who is serving a prison term on a statuatory charge.
  • 19 Feb 1922 Margaret Saver filed suit against John Saver, asking for a divorce on the ground of cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 21 Feb 1922 Gladys Saver, who tried to commit suicide several months ago because of her disappointment in love, was granted a divorce from John Saver, Jr. Mrs. Saver said she was 24 and that her husband was 22. Both had been married before and divorced. She admitted to Judge Ballou that she married Saver within a few days after he was divorced from his first wife. She said she married him so she would not have to work so hard, but after her marriage she had to do 12 to 13 washings a week to keep herself in food and clothing.
  • 21 Feb 1922 Beatrice Poffenberger was granted a divorce from William Poffenberger by special Judge Frank Dulin. She charged that her husband went around with another woman and that he spent all his money on the latter.
  • 21 Feb 1922 Judge Ballou ordered John Lothamer to provide cash for goods which his wife said she needed. Mrs. Mary Lothamer, the wife, came into court and told the judge that she was practically destitute. She is living in Fort Wayne with her young daughter.
  • 21 Feb 1922 The suit of Edna Dubin against William S. Durbin, for divorce, was granted a change of venue to Huntington county.
  • 21 Feb 1922 Walter E. Fuchshubercharged in his complaint against Nellie Fuchshuber that she threatened to kill him with a butcher knife. He said she had gone out with other men and called him vile names. He asks the custody of their two children.
  • 21 Feb 1922 Florence Boyce, formerly a nurse in Philadelphia, asks a divorce from James Boyce, Jr. She claims that he refused to provide her with medical attention when she was sick and that he requested her to go to work soon after she came out of the hospital after a long illness.
  • 21 Feb 1922 Ida May Mowery charged Sydney Mowery with failure to support her.
  • 22 Feb 1922 The divorce granted Arthur E. Shaw from Cora Shaw, in superior court in December, 1920, was set aside yesterday by Judge W. N. Ballou. The evidence in the case was heard about two months ago. The judge found that Shaw was not a resident of the state at the time the divorce was granted. The action of the court will make illegal the marriage of Shaw to his second wife, which occurred a short time after the divorce was granted. In taking a second wife, Shaw also violated the order of the court not to marry again for two years. He married within two months after the order was made. It was found by Mrs. Shaw's attorneys, that Shaw voted in Ohio in the general election of 1920, claiming that state as his home. Although he had been working in Fort Wayne about two years, he went back to Ohio to spend each week-end. Just how Shaw is going to square himself in all of his domestic relations, is the question. Mrs. Shaw No. 1, says she was placed in an insane asylum in Ohio and had to remain there for some time.
  • 22 Feb 1922 Sarah A. Marvis was granted a divorce from Dennis Marvis yesterday afternoon. Her former name of Sarah A. Stover was restored.
  • 22 Feb 1922 Hazel B. Caswell filed suit for a divorce yesterday from Edward D. Caswell. She charges that he has being going about with another woman.
  • 22 Feb 1922 Elizabeth Hill asked a divorce from Louis Hill. She charged non-support, saying that he had given her only $25 since September 10, 1919.
  • 23 Feb 1922 Joseph L. Pevert charged that his wife, Augusta Pevert, refused to allow him to associate with his family and that she refused to talk to him for a period of more than two years. He stated that his wife continually quarredled and nagged.
  • 23 Feb 1922 Dorothea Merriman charged that Walter Merriman was drunk two or three times each week for the past two years. She asks the custody of their two children.
  • 23 Feb 1922 Carrie Wehrly charged Orval Wehrly with curel and inhuman treatment.
  • 24 Feb 1922 Ida L. Goulding was granted a divorce from Albert Goulding by Judge Ballou yesterday afternoon in superior court. Mrs. Goulding testified that her husband drank and also falsely accused her of associating with other men. She said that they had been married for 27 years, but that for the last seven years they had not had anything to do with each other, although they lived under the same roof. She was given the custody of their three minor children, and her husband was ordered to pay her $4 per week for their support.
  • 24 Feb 1922 Georgia Thieme filed suit for divorce against Andrew Thieme, in circuit court. She charged that her husband moved to Paterson, N. J., and left her and her little son, Paul here.
  • 25 Feb 1922 Avis Dunlap charged Clarence Dunlap with failure to provide for her during their brief married life of 34 days. She said that he spent most of his money for liquor. Mrs. Dunlap says her husband is making $40 a week, and she was granted a restraining order to prevent him from drawing his salary from the Singmaster Printing company.
  • 25 Feb 1922 Susie Zeimer applied for a divorce from Harry Zeimer, charging cruel and inhuman treatment. She stated that both her husband and herself had been married before and had children.
  • 25 Feb 1922 John Andevel was granted a divorce from End Andevel yesterday afternoon.
  • 25 Feb 1922 The divorce suit of Amanda Kohart against Ray Kohart was dismissed this morning in superior court after the plaintiff had been on the witness stand for three hours. More than a dozen witnesses had been subpoenaed to testify. Mrs. Kohart said her husband was a baker, and had to get up at 2 o'clock in the morning to go to work. He slept in the afternoon, and she said he would threaten to kill her when she waked him for the evening meal. She said he sometimes went to sleep at the table. Mrs. Kohart was married at the age of 14. She is now 21.
  • 26 Feb 1922 Lea Runyon filed suit for divorce against Tony Runyon yesterday afternoon in superior court. She charged that he spent all of his money and refused to support her.
  • 26 Feb 1922 Charging failure to provide, Beatrice Pennington yesterday filed suit for divorce from Phillip Pennington.
  • 26 Feb 1922 "If I cannot get a divorce here, I'll go where I can get one," said Laura May Goble to Judge Ballou, when she was refused a divorce yesterday afternoon from Wheeler A. Goble. "The world is your home, Mrs. Goble. Go where you please. You cannot get a divorce here." replied the judge. Mrs. Goble indicated to the judge that she did not have as much money as she would like. She said she had been married before and that her husband was jealous of the attention she showed her child.
  • 28 Feb 1922 Grover Scott was granted a divorce from Leota Scott yesterday afternoon in superior court on a charge of infidelity. Scott said he drove a long-distance moving van and was frequently gone from home for a long period of time. He said the fact of his wife's infidelity was conveyed to him by his 4 year-old son. Scott said his wife denied the charge at first and said the "kid was a liar." Later she admitted that the story he told was true. Scott was given the custody of his two children.
  • 28 Feb 1922 Gussie Weatherspoons did not like life in a parsonage, according to the story told Judge Ballou yesterday afternoon by her husband, George Weatherspoon, colored. The story of desertion won Weatherspoon a divorce. Gussie and George lived in "Alabama" and were married when Gussie was ages 15 and George was 21. He took her to live with his father, who was a minister of the gospel. "Now you must go to church on Sunday and conduct yourself like a person should who lives in a parsonage," father said to her, Mr. Weatherspoon told the judge. "But that did not suit her, The enviroments of the world seemed to appeal to her. She deserted me in 1916 and I have not seen her since."
  • 28 Feb 1922 Fern Orrin filed suit for divorce against Harry Orrin. The plaintiff said she has to live at the home of the parents of the defendant and wear clothing case off by his sisters.
  • 28 Feb 1922 Susie Zeimmer was granted a divorce from Harry Zeimmer by Judge Ballou.

  • 01 Mar 1922 Delia Loucks charged that her husband, George Loucks, spent his nights in company with other persons, playing poker and indulging in the drinking of moonshine liquor. Mrs. Loucks said that her husband often called her viled names and threatened her life until she came to fear him She states that she and her husband are joint owners of money; a cottage at Snow lake, an automobile, and some furniture, and she asks a restraining order to prevent her husband from disposing of them. Mrs. Loucks also wants her maiden name of Delia Fox restored, and asked $3,000 alimony.
  • 01 Mar 1922 Edith Fickle said her husband, Charles Fickle, used to tell her he was going to work on Saturday afternoons and then he would go get his lady friend and go out of Fort Wayne to have a good time. She charges that he has deserted her and has gone to the western part of the United States. She asks the custody of their child, 12 years of age.
  • 01 Mar 1922 Esther Smith alleged that her husband failed to provide for her, and said he had been convicted on a charge of failure to provide in city court. Smith is also charged with "rolling the bones." Mrs. Smith was granted a restraining order to prevent her husband from drawing his wages from the White Way Lunch room, where he is employed.
  • 01 Mar 1922 Willard Draker said his wife, Helen, laughed in his fave shen he chided her about staying out at parties and dances until wee early hours of the morning. He says her conduct with men was unbecoming.
  • 01 Mar 1922 Alice Brown sued Archibold Brown, an employe of the Courth Side garage for divorce. She charges that her husband associated with other woman and bragged about it.
  • 01 Mar 1922 Pearl Durbrow was granted a divorce from Kenneth Durbrow yesterday afternoon in superior court. Mrs. Durbrow said her husband told her in July that he was going to look for a job and that he never came home. She charged his with failure to support and said that he never kept a job more than on week, because of his lazy disposition.
  • 01 Mar 1922 Judge Wood yesterday afternoon took under advisement an action to set aside the marriage of Ronald C. Koontz and Ruth Koonts. Koonts claimed that he married the girl on her statement that she was about to become a mother. He said he has since found the statement was false and that it was only for the purpost of forcing him to marry her. He claimed that the marriage was unlawful, because it was obtained by fraud.
  • 03 Mar 1922 Charles Fusselman believed that a woman should go 50-50 with her husband on her earnings, but he did not practice it the other way round, according to a divorce complaint filed by Erna Fusselman yesterday afternoon in superior court. Mrs. Fusselman charges that her husband refused to support her and buy her any clothing and that she had to go to work in a downtown store. Early Saturday, she states, he came to the store and demanded that she five him half of her salary and that in order to keep enough to pay her expenses she had to give her wages to a friend to keep for her. Otherwise she states, Fusselman would have taken them from her by force. On February 15 Mr. Fusselman went to St. Louis on the pretense procuring work, Mrs. Fusselman says, and she has only had one letter from him which did not give his address. She also charges that he beat her, called her vile names and often remained away from home to associate with other women. The plaintiff asks that her maiden name of Erna Draws be restored.
  • 03 Mar 1922 The divorce suit of Avis Dunlap against Clarence Dunlap was dismissed yesterday in superior court. The couple have settled their domestic difficulties. They have been married only two months.
  • 04 Mar 1922 Ruth Moreland-Cramblet, daughter of Dr. Edgar W. Moreland, was granted a divorce from her husband, Lawrence Cramblet, late yesterday afternoon in superior court and her maiden name was restored. The trial was one of the shortest on record. Mrs. Cramblet simply told the court that her husband deserted her more than two years ago, and that she was willing to live with him at the time he left. She stated in her complaint that she believed her husband was in California,
  • 04 Mar 1922 Cleo M. Uncapher has filed a divorce suit against Stephen Uncapher. She claims that he drank and beat her and that he told her to pack up her things and leave his home on March 1. Mrs. Uncapher also avers that her husband attacked her reputation for chastity when under the influence of liquor. She asks $1,000 alimony.
  • 04 Mar 1922 Gaston Baihle, well-known musician filed suit for divorce from Mrs. Estella Baihle yesterday. He filed a petition for $150 additional attorney fees. The petition says that they spent consideralbe time preparing a defense, although the case never came to trial. It was dismissed about three weeks ago.
  • 05 Mar 1922 Mrs. Eva Brooks, proprietor of a rooming house at 414 Baker street, yesterday filed suit for a divorce against her husband, Ernest Brooks, charging habitual drunkenness and non-support.
  • 07 Mar 1922 On a charge that her husband, Eli Hobson, tried to kill her and that he shot her in the wrist in the attempt, Jeannette Hobson was granted a divorce from Eli Hobson yesterday afternoon in superior court. Mrs. Hobson told Judge Ballou that a charge of assault and battery with intent to kill was pending against her husband in the city court for the offense. After their separation she said he came to her mother's home, where she now lives, and in a fit of jealousy threatened to kill her. She testified that she started to run and he called after her: "Oh, you are a coward." She stopped and he shot her. He then knocked her down and kicked her, according to her testimony. Hobson did not appear in court.
  • 07 Mar 1922 Marie McCoy yesterday filed suit against Calvin McCoy for divorce. Mrs. McCoy charged that her husband was indolent and lazy and refused to support her properly. At the time she left him, she said, he had placed all of her offects on the front porch of their home and locked her out. She stated that he had since gone to Denver.
  • 07 Mar 1922 John Lothamer was granted a divorce yesterday from his wife, Mary, on a cross complaint. He said she had refused to perform her duties of a wife and had refused to live with him further. A short time ago Mrs. Lothamer was refused a divorce from her husband by Special Judge David Smith.
  • 08 Mar 1922 Linda Ginther yesterday filed suit for a divorce from Frank Ginther and asked $1,000 alimony. She charged him with failure to support and infidelity.
  • 08 Mar 1922 The divorce suit of Edith Fickle against Charles Fickle was dismissed yesterday in superior court.
  • 09 Mar 1922 Charging that his wife deserted him on December 23 and went to Pittsburgh, Pa., to live with another man, whose man she has assumed. Harry F. Evarts, railway baggageman, filed suit for a divorce against Jane Evarts in superior court. Evarts said that his work often led him away from his home and that is wife went to dances and entertained her gentlemen friend at his house in his absence.
  • 09 Mar 1922 Millie Klepper sued her husband, Herman Klepper for a divorce yesterday afternoon in superior court, charging that he attempted to starve her when she was sick and was unable to obtain food for herself.
  • 09 Mar 1922 Rachel Patterson filed suit for divorce from Thomas Patterson on a charge of desertion.
  • 09 Mar 1922 The case of Delia M. Taylor against Edward Taylor for separation for five years, was dismissed for the want of prosecution.
  • 10 Mar 1922 Cunningham McMaster, who runs a shoeshine parlor at 124 West Main street, charged that his wife was a confirmed flirt and that she spends her nights riding about the city in taxicabs with other men. He said she had the habit of coming home in the small hours of the morning.
  • 10 Mar 1922 Alice Mitchell says that her husband, Roy Mitchell, who was polite and kind to other women, continually nagged her and refused to provide clothing for her so that she has to go out and work among strangers in order to earn a meager living.
  • 10 Mar 1922 Vannis Williams charged that the unfaithfulness of his wife. Alline, was known to the world because she went about in public with other men and made no apology for it. When it came to cooking his meals, Williams said his wife was not at home.
  • 10 Mar 1922 Minnie Daley charged that Elmer Daley had not supported her since December.
  • 10 Mar 1922 Nina Bowman, formerly of Yoder, was granted a divorce from Hobert Howman, whom she charged with desertion.
  • 11 Mar 1922 Oval Schnneider was granted a divorce from Walter Schneider late yesterday afternoon in circuit court by Special Judge John W. Eggeman, after the husband admitted that he had falsely accused his wife of illicit relations with other men. "What made you do it?" asked Judge Eggeman. "Well, we cannot get along about anything. I guess I am jealous of her," Schneider replied. The defendant said his wife had gone to a dance once alone and that another man had brought her home about midnight. They rapped on the door and he got up to let his wife in, the man said good evening and left. It was upon this incident, he said, that he based his accusations. "I don't know whether she ever had anything else to do with him," the witness said. Mrs. Schneider left her husband three times during their married life of five years because he accused her of infidelity. Judge Eggeman gave Mrs. Schneider a lecture of going away from home without telling her husband where she was going. She said when she went to shows and dances she had always gone with her girl friends.
  • 11 Mar 1922 Charging that her husband, Oscar I. Robinson, refused to provide medical and hospital aid for her when she was ill with pneumonis, Lena Robinson yesterday filed suit for a divorce. When she became ill, Mrs. Robinson said, her friends had to come to her rescue, and when she came out of the hospital she had to seek shelter away from the home of her husband. The plaintiff also charges that her husband spends his week-ends on drunken sprees.
  • 11 Mar 1922 Caroline Zuber applied for her second divorce from Hugo Zuber yesterday in superior court. She charges non-support and asks the custody of her 5-year-old son, Arnold. The couple were married August 1, 1915, separated July 1, 1921, obtained a divorce on September 1, were remarried on October 1, and separated again on March 8.
  • 11 Mar 1922 Judge Ballou has ordered Alline Williams to appear in superior court on March 13 and show cause why she should not give Vannis Williams, her husband, a trunk, suitcase and handbag which she now holds. Mr. Williams says the trunk and suitcase contain his clothing and that he wants possession.
  • 11 Mar 1922 The divorce suit of Florence Boyce against James Boyce, Jr., was dismissed yesterday in superior court. Mrs. Boyce is a Philadelphia nurse who came to Fort Wayne as a bride.
  • 11 Mar 1922 Omer Mendenahll, known as a faith doctor and a preacher with a creed of his own, was ordered to pay $35 to David Hogg, attorney for his wife in a divorce suit which is pending, yesterday by Judge Ballou. He was also ordered to pay $5 per week for the support of his wife, Grace, a 17-year-old girl, whom he ordained a bishop in his church.
  • 12 Mar 1922 The beautiful home which John Greed promised his wife, Maude, before they were married, failed to materialize, she said in a divorce complaint filed yesterday afternoon in superior court. Mrs. Greed charges that her husband married her under false pretense. They were married last January 28 on his promise of a beautiful home and plenty of money, and on February 20, she says, he abandoned her without any means of support and went to Illinois.
  • 12 Mar 1922 William Blair, veteran of the World war, brought a suit for divorce against his wife, Nellie yesterday. In his complaint he alleges that his wife is keeping one of her paramours at their home, and that she has told William that if he does not like it he can move out. He says when he returned from the service he found that his wife had been living with another man in his home.
  • 14 Mar 1922 Esther Brecht sued Merle Brecht, saying that he had refused to support her and often accused her of unchastity. During the several years that they have lived together, she said, her husband had bought her only one pair of shoes, but that he had plenty of money with which to buy moonshine whisky.
  • 14 Mar 1922 Golden Porter, 126 Johnson street, said Floyd Porter failed to provide and home for her and deserted her two months ago, after a married life of a little less than a year.
  • 14 Mar 1922 Mathilda Frieburger brought suit against Clem Frieburger, tinner, 1917 South Lafayette street, saying that he had nagged and quarreled until she could no longer live with him. She asks the custody of their three children and alimony.
  • 14 Mar 1922 Minnie Kreager charges in her complaint that her husband, Traverse Kreager, is insanely jealous of her and follows her wherever she goes and that he had frequently accused her of infidelity. She asks the custody of their son, Robert, 5 years old.
  • 14 Mar 1922 Christ Niedt charges his wife Lulu with desertion in a complaint filed yesterday.
  • 14 Mar 1922 Eva Brooks, who runs a rooming house at 414 Baker street, was granted a divorce from Ernest Brooks, who was tried in circuit court recently on a charge of wife neglect, yesterday morning in superior court.
  • 15 Mar 1922 Alice Mitchell, colored, through her attorney, William L. Briggs, yesterday dismissed one of the two divorce suits pending against her husband, Roy Briggs. She explains that one of the suits was filed without her knowledge by Attorney Andrew W. Perry, whose legal advise she has asked. The other suit was filed the same day through Attorney Briggs.
  • 15 Mar 1922 The divorce suit of Deile Loucks against George Loucks was dismissed yesterday.
  • 16 Mar 1922 Mary Calhoun filed suit for divorce in the superior court yesterday against Edwin G. Calhoun, whom she charges with gruel treatment. She alleges that Calhoun gave her "two hours by the clock to get out or her would kick her out bag and baggaage" on last Saturday.
  • 17 Mar 1922 Suit for divorce was filed in the superior court yesterday afternoon by James McMillan against Frances McMillan. The parties were married on April 8, 1920, and separated February 22, 1911. McMillan charges cruel treatment.
  • 17 Mar 1922 Edna Thorpe filed suit for divorce from Henry Thorpe in the superior court yesterday morning on the grounds of cruel treatment. Mrs. Thorpe charged that Thorpe struck her with his fist. The parties were married March 26, 1916, and separated February 1, 1922. The custody of their child, Betty Jane, is asked by the plaintiff.
  • 17 Mar 1922 A. E. Spalding, traveling salesman, living at 202 East Jefferson street, was granted a divorce from Rosalie Spalding, in the superior court yesterday by Judge Ballou. He charged desertion.
  • 18 Mar 1922 Carrie Seery, 1410 Wabash avenue, in her complaint alleged that her husband, Adrian has been posing as a single man and is engaged to Ella Blancett, Crestline, O. She said he has frequently told her that he cared nothing for her, but only regretted the fact that he had not met the comely Ella earlier in life. Mrs. Seery asks the custody of her son, Gordon, age 15.
  • 18 Mar 1922 Samuel Foltz, Civil war beteran, charges that wife, Nancy, who married him December 16, 1920, was well advised at the time of the marriage that he was in feeble health, but that she promised him that she would take care of him. Now he asserts that she does nothing but complain becuase he will not give her half of his money.
  • 18 Mar 1922 Neva M. Cameron, proprietress of the Bon Ton Beauty parlor, 215 East Main street, asks a divorce from Donald Cameron, charging that he refused to make a home for her and forced her to go out and work for her living among strangers. Mrs. Cameron says her husband deserted her in January.
  • 18 Mar 1922 Anna Hill, 818 Barr street, wants a divorce because her husband, William Hill, accused her of being intimate with her son-in-law. She also says that her husband frequently comes home intoxicated and that he is abusive.
  • 18 Mar 1922 Gertrude Bush is through with Charles Bush because he told her he was tired of supporting her and that she would have to get out and work.
  • 18 Mar 1922 After the judge had questioned pretty Cleo M. Uncapher about her reasons for divorce, he called her husband into court and the latter admitted that he had accused her of being intimate with other men, when he had no reason for believing it was true. He admitted that he drank and gambled and had a few other "manly" vices. When the judge heard his testimony he decided to grant the young wife a divorce.
  • 18 Mar 1922 Elizabeth Beck, swimming pool frequenter, was not so lucky. Her story of bad treatment did not impress Judge Ballou, and he refused the divorce. A young man with bright red hair, with whom Mrs. Beck admitted she was keeping company, came into court with her and was a resident witness. The husband was not present, but Judge Ballou has before him a suit for divorce filed by Beck some time ago in which he charged that his wife spent a greater part of the afternoon in the municipal swimming pool and allowed a barber friend to bob her hair so that she could swim better. The complaint also stated that Mrs. Beck insisted on keeping a boarded and that on one occasion the husband returned home to find a note telling him that Mrs. Beck and the boarder had gone to the counntry to spend the week-end with the grandmother of the former.
  • 18 Mar 1922 Dorothy Jane Smith was granted a divorce from Charles L. Smith, who, she charged had failed to provide for her. The defendant was ordered to pay $10 a week for the support of the four children who are now in the orphans' home. The mother gets the custody.
  • 18 Mar 1922 Mary J. Hensel was granted a divorce from William Hensel on a charge of desertion. She was given the custody of the only child, William, 16.
  • 18 Mar 1922 Mable Prokop was granted a divorce from Joseph Prokop. She said he deserted her and her baby and joined the army during the World war. She testified that she had not heard from him for two years.
  • 19 Mar 1922 Nellie Bovine brought suit for a divorce against William Bovine yesterday afternoon in superior court, charging cruel and inhuman treatment. Mrs. Bovine said that her husband frequently called her "vile and ungodly" names and that on one occassion he tried to push her down a stairway.
  • 21 Mar 1922 The divorce suit of William Christlieb against Carrie A. Christlieb was dismissed.
  • 22 Mar 1922 Sensational charges of infidelity against his wife, Ellen were made yesterday afternoon by Frank Osterman, formerly of Garrett, in his third suit for divorce, which was begun in court room No. 2 before Special Judge Levi Todd. The other two suits proved unsuccessful. Three judges have had jurisdiction in the present case since it was filed. Osterman was once sent to jail by Judge Ballou for refusing to obey a support order. A large crown attended the trail from Garrett. Osterman accused his wife of immoral relations with his brother, Fred, who took the stand and bigorously denied the charge. The plaintiff also accused his wife of substituting another baby for their own since he left her and said that he sister had given him bread pudding with ground glass in it when he visited at her home. The charge that another baby had been substituted for the Osterman baby was denied by every witness. Witnesses for Mrs. Osterman said that her husband had refused to let her leave the house all day while he was a work when they lived in a few upstairs rooms. The case will be continued this afternoon.
  • 22 Mar 1922 Jesse P. Shoaff charged in his complaint that Corinne A. Shoaff left his home last October to visit her relatives and that she returned while he was absent and took the furniture out of the house and then refused to live with him.
  • 22 Mar 1922 Minnie Mathias asks a divorce and $10,000 alimony from Lewis Mathias, 2502 Maumee avenue. Mrs. Mathias says she is the mother of nine children and that four of them are under 16 years of age. She charges failure to support.
  • 22 Mar 1922 Benjamin Campbell, Jr., 121 East Suttenfield, says his wife, Monica, refused to live with him and returned home to her foster-mother on Pearl street.
  • 22 Mar 1922 Russell Wells, solicitor, 306 East Williams street, charged that Mary Wells refused to keep house for him and mend his clothing.
  • 22 Mar 1922 Elise Kuehn filed suit aginst Frank Kuehn. She charges failure to provide and asks $1,000 alimony and $30 month for the support of her son.
  • 22 Mar 1922 Jesse Monroe charged Ida Monroe with being quarrelsome and cruel. The divorce was granted by Judge Ballou soon after the complaint was filed.
  • 22 Mar 1922 Lottie Snyder, Arcola, was given a judgment for $350 in the suit for $10,000 against her mother-in-law, Lavina Snyder, who was charged with alienating the affections of James Whitley Snyder, husband of the plaintiff. The judgement was a compromise agreed upon by the parties to the suir which has been pending sine 1917. Mrs. Snyder charged in her conplaint the Snyder's mogher gave him an automobile to break off the marriage relationship.
  • 22 Mar 1922 Ida Schwartz yesterday filed a cross complaint to the suit for divorce brought by her husband, David Schwartz, junk man, in superior court. She asks a limited divorce with $125 per month for the support of herself and her children.
  • 23 Mar 1922 The hearing in the Osterman case was marked by humorous tilts between Attorneys, which forced Special Judge Levi Todd to rap for order continually to keep the spectators from laughing. Osterman produced three honorable discharges to disprove the charge that he was a deserter from the United States army. The case, which was continued from Tuesday, lasted all afternoon. The large crowd attended from Garrett, the former home of the Ostermans. The case was taken under advisement until Saturday.
  • 23 Mar 1922 William Draker was granted a divorce from Helen Draker. He told Judge Ballou that his wife would go out and stay all night with other men and that he had seen her in a house which was afterward raided by the police on account of its ill-fame. He also accused her of associating with men of other races. Mrs. Draker is only 19 years of age and this is the fourth time she had been divorced, according to her husband.
  • 23 Mar 1922 Judge Ballou had Tony Runyon summoned to come into court from his work in the Wabash yards yesterday morning to answer charges made by his wife, Loa Runyon, that he spent all the family money gambling and that he had an affair with a girl who worked at the creamery where he was formerly employed. Tony, a good-matured young man, came into court and admitted that he sometimes engaged in a friendly game of cards with a 10 cent limit. He said his love affair was a myth. Mrs. Runyon was refused the decree.
  • 23 Mar 1922 Carrie E. Koehler brought a suit for divorce against her husband, Charles E. Koehler, charging that he remained out until 2 and 3 o'clock in the morning several nights a week and refused to explain where he had been. Whenever she asked for an explanation, Mrs. Koehler said, her husband replied with a volly of oaths. She asks the custody of her two children and an allowance for their support.
  • 23 Mar 1922 David Overman who asked a divorce from Alta M. Overman, accused her of associating with other men, and said she left him on March 4 for a visit with her parents in Elwood and that she has refused to return and live with him.
  • 23 Mar 1922 Lida Queener filed suit against Robert Queener, charging him with desertion.
  • 24 Mar 1922 The case of Harry Michael, who is seeking a divorce from a common law marriage with his wife, Hazel, on a cross-complaint, was continued until Saturday by Judge Ballou late yesterday afternoon in superior court in order that he might hear the story of the woman who was not in court yesterday. Michael claims that he enlisted in the army as a single man because his wife told him that she had secured a divorce from him at Huntington. When he returned from the army, Michael told the judge, his wife informed him that she had not been divorced as she dismissed the suit at Huntington before it came to trial. They then went back and lived together as husband and wife. Michael now claims that the divorce was granted at Huntington, but that he did not know it when he was living with Mrs. Michael. Michael accused his wife of associations with other men. He said he came home from a trip to Illinois on one occasion and found cigaret ashes on the floor. At first, Mrs. Michael denied that she had been entertaining men callers and said the ashes were face powder. When he found some cigaret stubs under the sofa, Mrs. Michael admitted the charge, the witness said.
  • 25 Mar 1922 John W. Affolder, who filed suit for a divorce against Lizzie Affolder yesterday afternoon in superior court, mentioned "home brew" as one of the chief causes of his domestic unhappiness. Affolder said when his wife became intoxicated on home brew his had to barricade himself befind the larger pieces of furniture in order to protect himself from the kicks and blows of his wife. If he was not at home when his wife drank her home brew, Affolder said, she would pick a quarrel with the neighbors. "If she charges me with being immoral she always does it in a voice loud wnough for the neighbors to hear," Affolder complains. The plaintiff says his wife has had him arrested more than once and that on one occasion had him sent to jail for 15 days on manufactured evidence. They were married in 1899 and separated Thursday.
  • 25 Mar 1922 Charles Storey filed suit for divorce yesterday afternoon in superior court from Bonnie Storey. Mr. Storey charges that his wife associated with other men and that she finally ran away and refused to live with him. He says that he believes she is now in Findlay, O.
  • 26 Mar 1922 A man, who was indentified by his automobile number, must appear in superior court Monday in the divorce suit of Harry Michael, 906 Barr street, against his wife, Hazel. Michael told Judge Ballou during the trial yesterday that he saw his wife riding with an unknown man Thursday night, but that he took his automobile license number. Through a list of license numbers kept at the police station the man was identified and judge ordered a summons for his appearance. Michael is trying to secure a divorce from his common law wife on a cross-complaint. Last Thursday Michael told the judge that he discovered that his wife was untrue to him by finding cigaret stubs under the sofa. He said Mrs. Michael first denied and then admitted that she had been receiving men callers at the house during his absence.
  • 26 Mar 1922 Albert McClain, R.R. No. 7, yesterday filed suit for a divorce against his wife, Florence, charging that she left him and several little children on the farm and came to the city to live. McClain alleges that his wife attends the theater with other men and keeps company with them.
  • 28 Mar 1922 Two marriages were not sufficient to furnish a lasting bond between Adaline Keim and Raymond Keim and the former was granted a divorce by Judge Ballou late yesterday afternoon in superior court. Mrs. Keim, who is still in her early twenties, told the court that she and Keim eloped to Michigan and were married, but kept the union a secret for nine months when thery were remarried in the church. The young wife testified that her husband bumped her head against the wall, choked her on one occasion and blew smoke in her face when she was ill. "Would you be willing to live with your husbannd if he would promise to do right in the future?" Judge Ballou asked. "His mother told mer that he always treated her mean and if he would not treat his mother right I do not think he would treat me right." was the response. The court granted the decree.
  • 28 Mar 1922 Charging that her husband Frank McGuire, has written letters to Fort LWayne women urging them to leave their husbands and that he had been familiar with other women, Elenora McGuire yesterday filed suit for a limited separation.
  • 28 Mar 1922 Lillian Goldstein filed suit for a divorce from Maurice Goldstein, proprietor of the Modern Shoe Repair company, yesterday. She said her husband falsely accused her of keeping company with other men.
  • 28 Mar 1922 Mary M. Reid filed suit against James T. Reid for divorce. She charges that her husband has failed to support her for six years. She asks the custody of their one son, Ralph.
  • 28 Mar 1922 Carolina Zuber was granted a divorce from Hugo Zuber yesterday afternoon in superior court when she told the judge that her husband refused to support her and that he cursed her because she would not give him money to go to the picture shows on Sunday afternoon.
  • 28 Mar 1922 Catherine Gallagher was granted a divorce from Frank E. Gallagher, former showman, and her maiden name of Catherine Van Horn was restored.
  • 28 Mar 1922 Marguerite Cartwright filed a second paragraph to her complaint for a divorce from her husband, Wave Cartwright, and asked for the custody of her children.
  • 29 Mar 1922 Domestic troubles between Ruth Hudson and her husband, Clarence Hudson, began when her mother-in-law asked Ruth to hoe in the garden, according to the story the latter told Judge Ballou yesterday afternoon in superior court, where she was trying to secure a divorce. She left her husband and returned to Fort Wayne. Times were hard for the couple in Fort Wayne and they went to live with Hudson's parents in Convoy, O. It was here that Ruth refused to become a farmerette. That was 18 months ago. The judge held that the plaintiff had not been a resident of the state for two years and dismissed the case.
  • 29 Mar 1922 Louise Dixon, colored was granted a divorce on a cross-complaint, charging Edward Dixon with non-support. "Why, judge he ain't give me 15 cents in three months," Mrs. Dixon told the court. "He accused me of being a bad woman. If I went out he said I was going to meet a man and if I stayed at home he said I was staying in to receive callers," she said. "Did you go to church?" asked Judge Ballou. "Yes sir, every Sunday," was the reply. "He went to his church and I went to mine."
  • 29 Mar 1922 Helen McNamara, who has had five addresses since November 1, 1920, filed suit for a divorce from James McNamara. She charges him with failure to provide; with associating with other women, and with drinking intoxicating liquors.
  • 29 Mar 1922 Clara Lanning filed suit for divorce against Roy Lanning, charging him with deserting her without cause.
  • 29 Mar 1922 Mrs. Frances McMillan filed a cross-complaint to the action of her husband for divorce, charging him with drinking a very bad quality of home brew and wine. She said he drank all of his homemade liquor except a little of the wine, which he gave to his friends. She denied that she was ever allowed ti imbibe of the stock.
  • 30 Mar 1922 Mabel Puckett filed suit for divorce against James Puckett yesterday afternoon in superior court, charging him with cruelty and non-support. Puckett is now serving a term at the penal farm for neglecting his wife.
  • 30 Mar 1922 Dora M. Shuler, 806 East Lewis street, asked a divorce from her husband, Roy Shuler, and the custody of their five children.
  • 30 Mar 1922 Bertha Smith filed a suit for divorce against Clark Smith charging him with cruelty and failure to support.
  • 31 Mar 1922 Three husbands and no divorce was the charge that Warren Reed, 234 West Leith street, made against his wife, Nina, from whom he was granted a divorce in superior court yesterday morning. Reed said his wife deserted him in 1914 and without securing a divorce, went to live with a man named Louis Clothier in Chicago, and married him when the war came on to keep him from being drafted. Tiring of the pacifist, she went to live with his cousin, Joseph Clothier, with whem she has entered a common law marriage, according to Reed.
  • 31 Mar 1922 After hanging fire for several months and passing under the jurisdiction of several judges, the Osterman divorce case ended yesterday when Special Judge Levi Todd granted Mrs. Helen Osterman, Garrett, a divorce on her cross complaint. The couple had been refused a divorce by both Judge Wood and Judge Ballou and this is the third suit. Judge Todd ordered Osterman to pay his wife $4 per week for the support of their child, which was given into the custody of its mother. He was also ordered to pay $50 for attorney fees. Judge Ballou once sent Osterman to jail for 30 days for refusing to pay a support order.
  • 31 Mar 1922 Orpha Petticord asked a divorce from Cecil Petticord charging desertion in 1917.

  • 01 Apr 1922 A seven-page cross-complaint to the divorce action of Theodore Roehm against Irene Roehm drawn by a New York attorney was filed in superior court yesterday afternoon. The cross-complaint sets forth the boredom which the Gotham-reared bride suffered while living in Fort Wayne among people she did not know. She complained of life with her morther-in-law, who accused her of being extravagant and lacking in industry. Mrs. Roehm alleges that her husband would frequently leave home on pleasure trips and stay for several days at a time while she was left without companions or entertainment. Once her father rented them an apartment in New York, the complaint states, and she went to live in it while her husband lingered another month in Fort Wayne, arriving in New York the day before her baby was born, but showing no concern about her condition upon his arrival. The couple moved back to Fort Wayne because Mr. Roehm did not like to live in New York, the complaint says. Later Mrs. Roehm returned to the metropolis and tried to coax her husband to follow, but he sent her "collusive divorce papers," which she refused to sing, she states. She tried to get her husband to compromise and live in Pittsburgh, Pa., but he sent her more divorce papers, she declares. She asks the custody of the child, Harry Herbert, and money for his support. The couple were married in 1917.
  • 01 Apr 1922 Augusta Fisher filed suit for a divorce from Hugh Fisher late yesterday afternoon in superior court, charging that he failed to support her and her two children. She alleged that her husband has not had steady employment for 10 years, although he is an able-bodied man.
  • 01 Apr 1922 Hazel Michaels yesterday dismissed her suit for a divorce from Harry Michaels. Mr. Michaels will now push the action upon his cross-complaint. The union which Michael seeks to dissolve is a common-law marriage, which is as binding as a legal marriage under the Indiana laws. Judge Ballou continued the case Saturday until he could bring into court a man with whom Mrs. Michaels was said by her husband to have been riding in an automobile a few days before. Michaels took the license number of the automobile when he saw his wife riding with a strange man and in this way identified him. Judge Ballou issued a summons for the man to appear in court Monday, but deputy sheriffs said they were unable to find the man at his place of business.
  • 01 Apr 1922 Frank Osterman yesterday filed a motion for a new trial in his divorce action against his wife, Helen. Mrs. Osterman was granted a divorce on a cross-complaint Wednesday by Special Judge Leve Todd. Osterman was ordered to pay his wife $4 per week for the support of their child.
  • 01 Apr 1922 Edna Thorpe was granted a divorce from Henry Thorpe this morning in superior court on the ground that her husband failed to support her and her child, of which she was given the custody.
  • 01 Apr 1922 Judge Ballou yesterday ordered William Hill to pay his wife, Anna, $5 per week for support during the thime their divorce suit is pending, and $35 for attorney fees.
  • 02 Apr 1922 Jennie Stone told the judge that her husband was interested in another woman and she brought a picture of the other woman to prove it. She said she found the picture in the pocket of Geroge Stone, her husband. "Who is the woman?" asked the judge. "You will have to ask Mr. Stone," was the reply.
  • 02 Apr 1922 Ethel Riggs said her husband, William Riggs had gone away with anothe woman in 1905 and that he had not lived with her nor contributed to her support since.
  • 02 Apr 1922 Mabel McBrice was granted a divorce from Glenn McBride. She said he had treated her cruelly.
  • 02 Apr 1922 Benjamin Campbell told the court that his wife, Monica, had refusted to have anything more to do with him. He was granted a decree.
  • 02 Apr 1922 Reba Cunningham yesterday filed suit for a divorce from Thomas Cunningham charging that he pawned their furniture to buy intoxicating liquor.
  • 04 Apr 1922 Declaring that her husband tried to tear the house down in a fit of anger, Cora M. Krienbrock yesterday filed suit for a divorce against Henry W. Krienbrock. Mrs. Krienbrock said he started to carry out his plan and took the windows out, but the police officers forced him to put them back. She said her husband had frequently threatened to kill the members of her family by a former marriage and that he had refused to support her.
  • 04 Apr 1922 Abe Franklin, proprietor of a second hand store at 1404 Calhoun street, appeared in superior court yesterday afternoon, and told Judge Ballou that he did not know Hazel Michaels, with whom her husband, Harry Michaels, alleged she had been joy-riding. Michaels came into court about a week ago and told Judge Ballou that he had seen his wife riding with a strange man and that he took the number of the automombile. The number of the car was indentified at the police station form a list of license numbers as being that of Franklin. Franklin also brought with his a witness who lives near the Michaels home, to testify that he had never seen Franklin out riding with Mrs. Michaels. He delcared the charge was absurd. The Michaels divorce case is still hanging fire.
  • 04 Apr 1922 Edna Meyers, R.R. No. 8, yesterday brought suit for divorce against Joseph L. Meyers, charging him with failure to support. She said she had come into the city and worked in a factory in order to pay the house rent.
  • 04 Apr 1922 Ray Redding and his wife filed surety of peace charges against each other yesterday afternoon in the court of Justice C. F. Fletter. Their cases will be hear this afternoon. Redding claims his wife hit him over the head with a rolling pin while he was playing solitaire. She claims that he knocked her down and kicked her.
  • 04 Apr 1922 The Schallenberger divorce suit has been dismissed in superior court.
  • 04 Apr 1922 Edna L. Burke, 626 Wagner street, filed suit against Timothy Burke yesterday, charging him with desertion. She said the last time she heard from him was in Fort Bliss, Texas.
  • 04 Apr 1922 Frances Linton yesterday filed suit for divorce against Charles Linton, charging that he had beaten her at intervals during their entire married life of 16 years and that he associated with other women. She asks the custody of her three children.
  • 05 Apr 1922 Ette Ufhell yesterday filed suit for divorce against Edward Efhell, charging that he associated with other woman. The couple were married 21 years ago. She asks no support and no attorney fees.
  • 05 Apr 1922 Rose Winters asked a divorce from Clarence Winters, charging that he swore at her, beat her and failed to provide.
  • 05 Apr 1922 Laura May Goble filed suit for a divorce from Wheeler Goble yesterday afternoon in superior court.
  • 06 Apr 1922 Declaring that his wife, Margaret Saver, and her alleged affinity, Walter David, had kissed each other in public, in one of the leading stores of the city, John Saver yesterday filed a cross-complaint for divorce in superior court. Mr. Saver alleged that the couple ran away together in 1910 and lived as man and wife in Covington, Ky., and Cincinnati, Ohio. He charges that they are living in adjoining rooms at 3230 West Taylor street.
  • 06 Apr 1922 Daisy Swift was granted a divorce from Kenneth Swift late yesterday afternoon by Judge Wood, who was acting as special judge in superior court. Mrs. Swift alleged that her husband had eloped to St. Louis, Mo., with another woman and that he was found there and brought back by a local police officer. She said she had a son, 19 years old.
  • 06 Apr 1922 Vern Blough, engraver, 236 West Jefferson street, was granted a divorce from Anna Blough, who he charged deserted hin in 1916.
  • 06 Apr 1922 Raymond Redding, 722 1/2 Barr street, and his wife, Ethel, dismissed the surety of peace charges which they filed against each other Monday in the court of Justice of the Peace C. F. Fletter. When Constable Philip Weber called at their home to see why they did not come to court, he found they were living together and had patched up their difference and asked that the case be dismissed.
  • 06 Apr 1922 Dorthea Meyers, aged 16, was granted a divorce from John Meyers, age 18, by Judge Ballou yesterday afternoon. The couple eloped and were married two years ago. Both are now suffering from a loathsome disease, according to the testimony of the girl. Her maiden name of Dorthea Miller was restored.
  • 07 Apr 1922 Ruth Smead asked a divorce from Alfred Smead, charging that he refused to properly provide for her and buy her clothing. Mrs. Smead said she was forced to go among strangers and earn her living. The couple were married in 1917 and separated December 27, 1921.
  • 07 Apr 1922 Grace Bloome was granted a divorce from Julius Bloome in circuit court. The plaintiff charged her husband with infidelity.
  • 07 Apr 1922 Shelby Valodin filed a cross complaint to the action of his wife, Doris, for divorce. He said she drank poison, because she was not satisfied with her home, although he did the best he could to take care of her. Mrs. Valodin was accused of going to dance halls against the protest of her husband.
  • 07 Apr 1922 The divorce suit of David Schwartz against Ida Schwartz was venued to Adams county.
  • 08 Apr 1922 His children and her children could not get along with their children, so Minnie Kreager was granted a divorce from Tranverse Kreager yesterday afternoon in superior court by Special Judge Fred Shoaff. Both parties to the suit had been married and had children before they were married to each other 19 years ago. The children disageed and put the old folks in the habit of searing at each other, according to the testimony. Mrs. Kreager was given the custody of Marian, 16 year old and Robert, 5, except that the father has possession of the boy on Saturday and Sunday and during the months of July and August each year. Mr. Kreager must pay $7 per week for their support.
  • 08 Apr 1922 Judge Ballou yesterday refused to grant Harry Michaels a divorce from Hazel Michaels, his common-law wife. Michaels last week claimed he saw his wife riding in an automobile with a stange man. He took the number of the automobile and went to the police station to learn the identity of the owner. The alleged owner was summoned into court and denied that he had ever heard of Mrs. Michaels. Michaels also said he lived with Mrs. Michaels for nearly two years without knowing that their former marriage had been dissolved.
  • 08 Apr 1922 Mrs. Bertha Geise, 819 High street, yesterday filed a suit for divorce against her husband, Jerome Geise, a taxicab driver, charging his with infidelity, non-support and excessive drinking. The couple were married September 6, 1918, at Akron, O.
  • 08 Apr 1922 Mrs. Nancy Foltz, 74, whose husband is suing her for a divorce, yesterday filed a petition in superior court saying that she has no money, asking that an allowance be make for her. She states that her husband is a Civil war veteran and draws a pention of $50 per month.
  • 08 Apr 1922 Della Eckart has asked a change of venue from Judge Ballou in her suit for a divorce from August Eckart.
  • 11 Apr 1922 Georgia Weikart, who was granted a divorce from Fred Weikart, told the judge that she had been married only tow weeks when her husband deserted her. It was a marriage of convenience and a child was born soon after, she said.
  • 11 Apr 1922 Anna Krewson, who was granted a divorce from Oley Krewson, said that he posed to her as a great church worker before they were married. "He was not fit for any woman to live with," she told the court in a heated tone. "He never so much as bought me a pair of shoes during our married life." The plaintiff's maiden name of Anna Hathaway was restored.
  • 11 Apr 1922 Marie Bailey said her husband left her a month before her baby was born and said he was going on a trip around the world. The last time she heard from him he was in Mexico, according to her testimony. She was granted a divorce.
  • 11 Apr 1922 Mabel Klingenberger yesterday filed suit for divorce against Mandes Klingenberger, a taxicab driver, charging him with striking her in the face. She claims that her husband earns about $150 per month with his taxicab. She asks $20 per week for support during the time the suit is pending, and $500 alimony.
  • 11 Apr 1922 Mrs. Marian Rogers yesterday filed an application in superior court for temporary alimony amounting to $200 per month from her husband, Hubert Rogers, optometrist, who is suing her for a divorce. She also asks $250 at once to buy spring clothes for herself and her daughter, and $500 for attorney fees.
  • 11 Apr 1922 Wave Cartwright filed a cross-complaint to the action of his wife, Marguerite, for divorce. He charged that she refused to live with him in Memphis, Tenn., where his work was, and that she went to dances with other men and associated with them. He asks the custody of their daughter, Goldie May, aged 8.
  • 11 Apr 1922 The divorce suit of Ada Schallenberger against Leo Schallenberger was dismissed yesterday in circuit court.
  • 11 Apr 1922 Marian Kreager, aged 16, daughter of Traverse and Minnie Kreager, who were granted a divorce Friday in superior court by Special Judge Fred Shoaff, yesterday denied that she and her half-brothers and sisters were to blame for the trouble which led to the divorce. "Any person who know his children, her children and their children will agree with me that if my father and mother had gotten along as well as we children there would have been no such trouble as we have just had. I make this statement to exonerate the children from blame" the girl said.
  • 12 Apr 1922 By agreement of the parties the divorce suit of Esther Brecht against Merle Brecht was dismissed.
  • 12 Apr 1922 Millia Bauserman was divorced from Eugene Mauserman on a charge of cruel and inhuman treatment in circuit court.
  • 13 Apr 1922 Prohibition was blamed with breaking up a happy home by Mrs. Mary Brennan, 1117 South Harrison street, who filed suit for a divorce from William T. Brennan late yesterday afternoon in superior court, charging that he had become a drunkard since the passage of the Volstead act. Mrs. Brennan states in her complaint that her husband was never known to be drunk until the advent of prohibition, but that since that time he has come home drunk repeatedly and that he is constantly drinking "vile mixtures of intoxicating liquors." The couple were married in 1906 and during the first 15 years of their wedded life, Mr. Brennan was a kind and loving husband, but recently, she alleges, he has threatened to kill her while under the influence of intoxicating liquor. The plaintiff asks $3,500 alimony and a restraining order to keep her husband from disposing of his property and from molesting her.
  • 13 Apr 1922 On motion the divorce suit of John W. Affolder against Lizzie Affolder was dismissed yesterday in circuit court.
  • 13 Apr 1922 Charles Koehler was ordered to pay his wife, Carrie, $12 per week for support during the time her divorce suit is pending and $35 for attorney fees within 30 days.
  • 14 Apr 1922 Charging that her husband, Charles Stark, was jealous of boys in knee trousers who cam to play with her son, Edith Stark was granted a divorce by Judge Wood yesterday afternoon in circuit court. Mrs. Start said her husband often came home drunk and that on one occasion he hit her over the head with a lamp. Mrs. Stark cannot remarry for two years.
  • 14 Apr 1922 Linda Such filed suit for a divorce from Louis Such, whom she charged with associating with other women.
  • 14 Apr 1922 Vera Dooley filed suit for a divorce from Bernard Dooley, charging his with cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 15 Apr 1922 The divorce case of George W. Osterman against Elenora Osterman was dismissed today in superior court, when the attorney for the plaintiff reported that the couple were living together again.
  • 15 Apr 1922 In the divorce suit of Frances Linton against Charles C. Linton, a change of venue from the county was asked.
  • 18 Apr 1922 Violet Whitaker brought suit for a divorce from Clyde Whitaker late this afternoon in superior court. She charged her husband with failure to properly support her and with cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 18 Apr 1922 The divorce of Zada Griffith and Everett Griffith was set aside yesterday by Judge Ballou at the request of the couple, who wish to live together again.
  • 19 Apr 1922 The divorce suit of Axie Silvers against John Silvers was dismissed in superior court.
  • 19 Apr 1922 The divorce suit of Rose Hire against Russell Hire was dismissed in superior court.
  • 19 Apr 1922 The divorce suit of Jesse O'Rare against Cleda O"Rare was dismissed in superior court.
  • 20 Apr 1922 A divorce, with $6,000 alimony, was granted to Mrs. Mariam Rogers from Hubert Rogers, optometrist, yesterday afternoon in superior court by Special Judge Frank W. Gordon, of the Well county circuit court. Mrs. Rogers was given the custody of her daughter and $50 per month for her support until the girl is 21. The sensational charges made by Mrs. Rogers in her cross-complaint were withdrawn and she merely testified to the conventional charges of cruel and inhuman treatment. She was the only witness. The hearing was held in private and lasted only a few minutes.
  • 20 Apr 1922 Clarence Armstrong was granted a divorce from Mildred Armstrong by Judge Wood yesterday afternoon after the couple had lived together for four unhappy months. Armstrong said he met his wife at an amusement park and they were married after four months of courtship. Soon after they were married she began going to dances alone and would stay out until 1 and 2 o'clock at night, according to her husband's story. The thing he objected to most was the fact that she caught up with her sleep in the morning, he said. One morning when she refused to arise until 10 o'clock they had a fight and he left home. The girl is living with her grandmother. She is 18 years old.
  • 20 Apr 1922 Edna Garner filed suit for divorce from Otto C. Garner, alleging that he had just returned from a year in the state prison, which brought her into disgrace. She also charged him with failure to provide. Garner is now in Wabash.
  • 20 Apr 1922 Mrs. James Younghaus yesterday started a fight in superior court to obtain possession of her 13 month-old baby from her husband from whom she is separated. Mrs. Younghaus also asks $15 a week for the support of her child and herself during the time her divorce case is pending.
  • 22 Apr 1922 After 34 years of married life Mary Kendall yesterday filed suit for a divorce from Jediah Kendall, charging him with desertion and non-support.
  • 23 Apr 1922 "He told this plaintiff to go to h-ll and he packed up his belongings and moved to the Y.M.C.A. This is one of the charges that Elba Scratch makes in her complaint for a divorce from Earl Scratch, to whom she was married last September. She also charges that the defendant knocked her down on one occasion and that he associated with other women.
  • 25 Apr 1922 James Younghaus yesterday filed an answer to the petition of his wife, Esther, for the custody of their child. Younghaus says that the children of his wife by a former marriage are allowed to drink home brew and to hear vile and profane language. He says that the child is now in the care of his sister who has a home that is "Christianlike and clean."
  • 25 Apr 1922 The divorce suit of Marie King against James King was dismissed on motion of the plaintiff.
  • 25 Apr 1922 Judge Ballou ordered Mandes Klengenberger to pay his wife Mabel $10 a week for her support in addition to the house rent.
  • 25 Apr 1922 Anna Gearhart asked a divorce from Louis Gearhart, alleging that he is a habitual drinker of moonshine. She said when her husband is under the influence of liquor he is very quarrelsome and on several occasions he has threatened to kill her.
  • 25 Apr 1922 Magnolia McKee, 1429 Brown street filed suit for divorce from Russell McKee, charging him with failure to provide. Since their marriage Mrs. McKee says she has been compelled to live either with her parents or those of her husband.
  • 26 Apr 1922 Charging that his wife had nagged and quarreled at him and poisoned the mind of his son against him, Fred Toenges yesterday filed a cross-complaint to the divorce action of his wife, Emelia, for divorce.
  • 27 Apr 1922 Three days of her honemoon was all that Mary Uran needed to convince her that she had enough of married life with her husband, Charles Uran, according to her complaint for support filed yesterday in superior court. Immediately after the marriage ceremony, April 22, Uran began to curse and abuse her, Mrs. Uran said, until she was force to leave home.
  • 27 Apr 1922 Charging that his wife frequented public dance halls and rode in automobiles with strange men late at night, Frank Spillner filed a new suit for divorce from Rosella Spillner. He asks the custody of their five children. Judge Ballou recently refused a divorce to both parties. Spillner also said that his wife placed the children in a charitable institution without consulting him.
  • 27 Apr 1922 Martha Goodrich was refused a divorce from Sherman Goodrich, a farmer living near Angola, by Special Judge Charles Ryan in superior court yesterday. According to the testimony of the aged father of Mrs. Goodrich, her husband was a hard worker, a sober man and a good provider for his family. The couple had been married for 34 years , and four grown daughters were in court. A severe rebuke was administered to Mrs. Goodrich by Judge Rayn when he disposed of the suit. He told her that her duty was with her husband and their quarrels were no different than those that take place in many families.
  • 27 Apr 1922 Charging cruel and inhuman treatment, Helen Campbell yesterday filed suit for divorce against Richard Campbell, employe of the Dixie Waffle shop. She also asked a restraining order to keep him from drawing his wages.
  • 27 Apr 1922 Florence Hofheinz filed suit for separation from bed and board for give years from Henry C. Hofheinz. The complaint states that her husband knocked her down and threatened to kill her on April 24. The couple have been married for 20 years.
  • 28 Apr 1922 A romance which had its begining more that eight years ago, came to an end yesterday when Josie Heath, 1225 Boone street, left her husband, Clarence Heath, and filed suit for a divorce. Mrs. Heath states in her complaint that her husband has been neglecting her for some time and that he has been associating with lews women. She charges that he had made a practice of calling her vile names in the presence of their son, Mack Samuel Heath, age 4. She asks the custody of the child and was granted a restraining order to prevent her husband from visiting her home. She expressed the fear that he may do her bodily harm.
  • 28 Apr 1922 Judge Wood yesterday granted a divorce to Ida May Mowery from Sidney Mowery. The evidence was heard several days ago. Mrs. Mowery, a pretty young girl, said that her husband urged her to elope with him and told her that he would build her a pretty little bungalow in California if she would marry him. After they were married they lived with Mrs. Mowery's parents and it is charged that Mowery failed to support her properly. He was also charged with cruel treatment.
  • 28 Apr 1922 Luella Burton was granted a restraining order to prevent her husband, Richard Burton from drawing his pay from the Fort Wayne Rolling Mills corporation.
  • 29 Apr 1922 Stating that she had just learned that her husband, William Bensley, has served a term in the state prison for the commission of a felony, Margaret Bensley, 225 West Superior street, filed suit for a divorce yesterday afternoon. Mrs. Bensley states in her complaint that she is 62 years of age and that she is 20 years the senior of her husband. The couple were married February 7, and lived together a little more than two months. During that time she alleges that her husband did not support her, althought her was an able-bodied man and capable of doing so. Mrs. Bensley took her husband to live in her own home when they were married, but she charges that he harassed her beyond endurance with his cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 29 Apr 1922 Charles Storey is suing Bonnie Storey for a divorce for the fifth time, according to her cross-complaint filed yesterday in superior court. She avers that he had dismissed every one of the suits before they came to trial and has threatened to kill her if she did not continue to live with him. She charges that her husband frequently becomes intoxicated on moonshire and Jamaica ginger.
  • 29 Apr 1922 Esther Gessler brought suit for an absolute divorce from Roy Gessler, 1213 East Louis street, salesman. She charges non-support and asks the custody of their child, Joan, 18 months old.
  • 29 Apr 1922 The divorce case of W. A. S. Parry against Margaret B. Parry was granted a change of venue to Dekalb county yesterday after a special judge has been asked in the superior court. The case grew out of what is alleged to be a triangle love affair and had attracted much attention. Mr. Parry is being sued for $10,000 by Robert Fernwalt, who claims that Mr. Parry broke up his home, and Mrs. Fernwalt is suing Mrs. Parry for $10,00, charging slander.
  • 29 Apr 1922 The divorce suit of Maude Martin against August E. Martin was venued to Dekalb county.
  • 29 Apr 1922 The divorce action of helen Parkison against Dewey Parkison was dismissed.
  • 29 Apr 1922 Harry Earl Scratch was ordered to pay his wife, Elba, $35 for attorney fees and $4 a week for support.
  • 30 Apr 1922 Avis Dunlap filed suit for a divorce against Clarence Dunlap, charging that he deserted her with an empty cupboard and a month's house rent due. She alleges she had to take a job as a telephone operator to earn the rent.
  • 30 Apr 1922 Avis Brunkhart filed suit for a divorce against Clarence Brunkhart, charging failure to support.
  • 30 Apr 1922 Tom Hazisn filed suit for divorce from Eunice Hazisn, charging her with nagging and scolding him until she had hysterics.
  • 30 Apr 1922 Loa Runyon charged Tony Runyon with failure to support.

  • 02 May 1922 John Reamsnider, New Haven, learned yesterday that it is not always as easy to get rid of a wife as it is to acquire one when Judge Ballou refused him a divorce from Florence Reamsnider, whom he married as the result of an ad in a farm paper. Mrs. Reamsnider lived in Washington, D.C., and when she came to New Haven, as the result of a correspondence, she brought with her a young daughter, whom Reamsnider had not contracted for, he told the court. The trouble began when the step-daughter wanted money on which to come to Fort Wayne to the movies four times a week. Reamsnider told the court that he thought twice a week was enough for anyone to go to the movies. Next the girl began to run a bill at the bakery and spent the bread money for movies, he charged. When Reamsnider declared he would lock the girl outside for the night if she did not return home by 11 o'clock, Mrs. Reamsnider threatened to make reprisals by burning the house. The marriage lasted a month and a half and then the mother and daughter packed up their clothing and went back to Washington. The judge told the plaintiff that he could have a divorce when his wife had been gone two years.
  • 02 May 1922 Eunice Hazisn filed a cross-complaint to the action of her husband for divorce, charging that he threatened to take her life if she revealed the fact that he was buying and dealing in"moonshire" whisky. Mrs. Hazisn asks $1,000 alimony.
  • 02 May 1922 Edith Fickle was granted a divorce from Charles Fickie. She said he left her and her 12-year-old son without any means of support and went out west with another woman.
  • 02 May 1922 Blanche grant was granted a divorce from Harold Graant. She charged him with beating her.
  • 02 May 1922 Agnes Warfield, colored, said that in all her married life Mack Warfield never bought her anything but a 35-cent pair of hose. He deserted her 20 years ago.
  • 02 May 1922 The divorce suit of George and Mary Boner was dismissed yesterday.
  • 02 May 1922 The divorce suit of Jessie and Charles Westerman was dismissed yesterday.
  • 02 May 1922 The divorce suit of Anna and Albert Overby was dismissed yesterday.
  • 02 May 1922 The divorce suit of Velma and Richard Davis was dismissed yesterday.
  • 02 May 1922 The divorce suit of John and Minnie Horstman was dismissed yesterday.
  • 02 May 1922 The divorce suit of Allen and Ida Tierney was dismissed yesterday.
  • 02 May 1922 The divorce suit of Alidu Savu against Jack Savu was dismissed yesterday in superior court.
  • 02 May 1922 The divorce suit of Mary Brown against Arch Brown was dismissed yesterday in superior court.
  • 02 May 1922 The divorce suit of Mary Green against Jesse Green was dismissed yesterda in superior court.
  • 03 May 1922 Willard Repp filed suit against his father, Franklin Repp, yesterday in superior court charging that his father had alienated the afftections of his wife. The demand was $5,000. Repp says that his wife is living with his father on a farm at the present time.
  • 04 May 1922 On her testimony that her husband, Andrew Thieme moved to Paterson, N.J., leaving her and her 4-year-old son behind without any means of support. Georgis Thieme was granted a divorce yesterday afternoon by Judge Sol A. Wood of the circuit court. Mrs. Thieme was given a support decree of $30 per month for the support of her child.
  • 04 May 1922 Frank Kuehn filed a cross-complaint in superior court to the action of his wife, Elsie for divorce. He charged that she would stay out until 2 o'clock in the morning and would than thake her shoes off and slip into the house so that he would not know how late she had been. He also charged that his wife hit him with a coat hanger and tore his trousers on one occasion.
  • 04 May 1922 Judge Ballou ordered Henry C. Hofheins to pay his wife, Florence $75 a month for support during the time their suit for divorce is pending.
  • 04 May 1922 Meldora Mitchell brought a divorce suit against Roley Mitchell, charging his with cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 04 May 1922 Charging that her husband had told her that he did not love her because she was too old for him, Myrtle Franzee yesterday filed suit for divorce from Harry Franzee.
  • 04 May 1922 A restraining order to prevent William Bovine from visiting the home of his wife, Nellie, 816 Home avenue, was issued by Judge Ballou yesterday. Although Mr. and Mrs. Bovine are not living together since she sued him for a divorce, she claims that he comes to the house and curses and strikes her in the presence of her children and the boarder.
  • 06 May 1922 When his bride called the home which he had provided for her, a "dungeon," it was too much for Charles Uran, 65 years old, and yesterday he filed suit for a divorce from Mary Uran, 59, of Lima, O. The romance lasted but three days and Mrs. Uran left the "love nest" to take up residence with her relative. Uran, who is a janitor in a local apartment house, says in his complaint that his bride derided his occupation, as he fired the furnace, and called him an old rascal. The plaintiff adds that his wife knew what his occupation was before she married him. He also says that although she called his home a dungeon, it was better than anything she has ever been used to in her life.
  • 06 May 1922 The case of Elsie Smith against Vern Smith, for divorce was dismissed in superior court yesterday.
  • 06 May 1922 The case of Edna Gause against George L. Gause for limited separation was dismissed in superior court yesterday.
  • 09 May 1922 Florence Roebel filed suit for divorce against Martin Roebel, charging him with cruel and inhuman treatment. She asked the custody of her son, Harold, aged 10.
  • 09 May 1922 Mary Puckett yesterday filed suit for a divorce from Charles Pucket, charging that her husband threateded to kill her and her two children. Mrs. Puckett lives at 228 Militia street.
  • 09 May 1922 Judge Ballou sent John Burton to jail for 30 days for failure to support his wife, Luella Burton. Burton tried to argue with the court, but the judge refused to argue. "An order of court is nothing for you to snap your fingers at. You failed to support your wife. You have only paid her $24 since July. That is not enough to keep a humming bird." Burton escaped being sent to jail for wife neglect in circuit court a few weeks ago on account of a faulty affidavit. The evidence showed that Mrs. Burton had been ill and had been confined to the hospital.
  • 09 May 1922 The long drawn divorce suit of Cora Hutson against Merril Hutson, former restaurant man came to a close late yesterday afternoon, when Judge Ballou granted Mrs. Hutson a divorce, the custody of her four children, $15 per week for their support and $1,500 alimony.
  • 09 May 1922 Hazel Brown was granted a divorce from Herbert Brown, whom she charged with desertion. Mrs. Brown was granted custody of her children, Margaret, 5 years old, and Charles, 4, both of whom were born through a Caesarean operation.
  • 09 May 1922 D. Billie Hurd was granted a divorce from William Hurd, who ran away with a circus in the second week after their marriage. Mr. Hurd came home several times, but would soon leave agains without telling her where he was going, Mrs. Hurd said. The last time he went he carried away $60 of her rent money, Mrs. Hurd said. She runs a boarding house at 230 East Columbia avenue.
  • 09 May 1922 Esther Smith was granted a divorce from Asa Smith, who was formerly a waiter at the White Way lunch room. She said her husband quarreled with her, because it took money to keep her. She charged him with failure to suppport.
  • 09 May 1922 Rachael Patterson was granted a divorce from Thomas Patterson on a charge of cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 10 May 1922 Frank Osterman, who was sent to jail once by Judge Ballou for contempt when he boldly told the judge that he would not obey the support order of the court, was arrested again yesterday afternoon and taken to Albion on a charge of child neglect. Several week ago Special Judge Levi Todd granted Helen Osterman a divorce and gave her the custody of her child, ordering Osterman to support it. The latter is charged with having refused to obey the order. During the trial he made a number of wild charges among which was that his sister-in-law tried to poison him by mixing green glass in his pudding.
  • 11 May 1922 Grace Betz charged that Melvin Betz has not purchased her any clothing since August 1, 1921, and that he had deserted her and her 4-year-old son. Robert Paul, without any means of support. She also alleged that he had falsely accused her of associating with other men.
  • 11 May 1922 In a second paragraph of her complaint Margaret Hull alleged that Charles Hull has threatened to kill her because she had instituted a suit against him for divorce.
  • 11 May 1922 Elsie Smith, 1234 Oakdale drive, charged that Vern Smith, city electrician, beat her and mistreated her. She asks $1,000 alimony and the restoration of her maiden name, Elsie Dailey.
  • 11 May 1922 Marie Bailey sued John Bailey for $1,200 for support. She said that she owed a doctor and hospital bill besides having supported her baby for one year without help from her husband.
  • 11 May 1922 Elizabeth Erdel, 81 years old, has filed a petition in superior court asking that the court force Valentine Erdel, her 84-year-old husband, to pay her $25 a week for support during the time his suit for divorce is pending. The Erdels are the oldest couple that were ever involved in a divorce suit in local courts.
  • 12 May 1922 Charging that his wife, Nellie Bovine, threatened to drive him away from his own home with a revolver because he objected to her having intimate associations with other men under their own roof, William D. Bovine yesterday filed a cross-complaint to her suir for divorce.
  • 13 May 1922 The divorce suit of James McMillan against Frances McMillan was dismissed on a motion of the plaintiff.
  • 14 May 1922 Walter Klingenburger filed suit for a divorce from Beulah Klingenburger, charging that he had to cook his own meals.
  • 14 May 1922 Mildred Fries filed suit for divorce from Oscar Fries, because he would not eat at home after she had prepared his meals.
  • 14 May 1922 The divorce case of Mina Mackres against Alex Mackres was dismissed by the plaintiff.
  • 16 May 1922 Marie Centlivre Chapman, former motion picture actress and daughter of Louis Centlivre, was granted a divorce from Harry Chapman, New York. Mrs. Chapman told the court that her married life lasted only six months and then her husband beat her and choked her until she was blue in the face, only three weeks after they were married. She charged his with frequent intoxication. Mrs. Chapman left her husband in New York.
  • 16 May 1922 Linda Ginther, who was granted a divorce from Frank Ginther, taxicab driver, on a charge of infidelity, created some amusement by the nature of replies to questions. "Are you sure your conduct has always been above reproach?" asked Judge Hartzell. "I hope to tell you," replied the witness with a smile. "You do not want to get married again?" "I haven't got anybody in view." the girl said.
  • 16 May 1922 Roy Heath was granted a divorce from Florence Heath, whom he said was untrue to him.
  • 16 May 1922 Charles Storey was granted a divorce from Bonnie Storey.
  • 16 May 1922 Etta Sweet was divorced from George Sweet and was given the custody of her daughter, Gladys, 8 years old.
  • 16 May 1922 Carrie Wehrly was divorced from Orval Wehrly.
  • 16 May 1922 Susie Myers filed suit for divorce from Jerry Myers, whom she charged beat her when he came home drunk on moonshire.
  • 16 May 1922 Margaret Hull declared that her husband, Charles Hull met her downtown Saturday night and gave her a beating on the stret although a restraining order had been issued to protect her. Hull was ordered to appear in court and answer the charge.
  • 16 May 1922 Minnie Schibley filed suit for a divorce from John Schibley charging curel and inhuman treatment.
  • 17 May 1922 Charging that her husband failed to care for her properly, Nellie Kunkle, 737 West Jefferson street yesterday filed suit for separation from bed and board from Charles Kunkle. She also asked the custody of their children.
  • 17 May 1922 The divorce suit of William Bair against Nellie Bair was dismissed in superior court.
  • 17 May 1922 The divorce suit of Anthony Medoshefki against Katherine Medoshefki was dismissed in circuit court.
  • 17 May 1922 Charles Uran was ordered to pay his wife $6.50 a week for support and $35 for her attorney fees in her divorce suit.
  • 18 May 1922 John Schibley admits jealousy of two boarders upon whom he alleges his wife, Minnie Schibley, showered her attention in a corss-complaint for a divorce filed late yesterday afternoon in superior court. Mrs. Schibley says that his wife kept the boarders against his will and that she treated them lovely, while he was neglected and abused. He said the income of his wife from her boarder and two sons, who stayed with her was $25 per week.
  • 18 May 1922 Attorney Samuel Morris yesterday filed suit for a divorce from his wife, Helen, 1002 Wildwood avenue. He charged cruel and inhuman treatment and said that his wife refused to live with him as a wife. He asked the custody of his son, Samuel, Jr., 6 years old, in an effort to keep the suit a secret, Attorney Elmer Leonard removed the complaint and docket sheet from the files. Although it was reported that the case would be hurried to trial, Judge Ballou said it could not be tried for 60 days under his recent ruling. The couple were married in 1913 and separated December 13, 1921.
  • 18 May 1922 Bertha Fraine brought a divorce suit against Alex Fraine, charging that he nagged her until she lost her health. She also alleged that he failed to support her. The plaintiff asks $500 alimony.
  • 18 May 1922 Adah Luther, 1017 Barr street, filed suit for a divorce from George A. Luther. This complaint was removed from the file by Attorney Harry Muller, who desired to keep it a secret.
  • 18 May 1922 Helen Auspurger, 815 Lafayette street, asked a divorce from Howard S. Auspurger, charging cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 18 May 1922 Joseph L. Pevert was granted a divorce from Augusta Pevert on a charge of desertion. The couple had not lived together for five years.
  • 18 May 1922 In the suit of Carrie M. Thrash against John H. Thrash for divorce, the defendant was called and defaulted.
  • 18 May 1922 The Journal-Gazette was in error Tuesday morning in stating that Bonnie Storey was accused by her husband, Charles Storey of going out with other men. Mrs. Storey made the infidelity charge against her husband. She was granted the divorce on her cross-complaint.
  • 19 May 1922 Alleging that his wife, Myrtle, is a spiritualist, and will not live with him because he will not join the Spiritualist church, Ralph C. DeLaet yesterday filed suit for a divorce.
  • 19 May 1922 Charging that her husband, James Berry has refused to support her, Charlottie Berry yesterday afternoon filed suit for a divorce. The couple were married in 1884 and separated in 1919.
  • 20 May 1922 Posing as a single man, Roy Allen, 21 years old, took his wife's wedding ring and gave it as a gift to another girl, according to the divorce compliant filed by his wife, Catherine Allen, 18, yesterday in superior court. Mrs. Allen also alleges that he threatened to kill her, his 17-months-old daughter, Marjory, and his father-in-law and mother-in-law. She asks $3,000 alimony.
  • 20 May 1922 Carey B. Kin charged that his wife, Marie King, spent her time on the street insted of at home taking care of her house work. He charged that she had ceased to care for him and to be a wife for him.
  • 20 May 1922 Walter Bibb, 416 West Jefferson street, brought suit for a divorce against his wife, Mable, charging her with desertion. The couple were married in 1901 and separated in 1919.
  • 21 May 1922 Charging that his wife spent $900 of his money in three weeks, Henry Hofheinz yesterday filed a cross-complaint to the action of Florence Hofheinz for divorce. Hofheinz also charged that his wife spent week-ends in Dayton, O., with a man named Johnson, and that she wished to marry him.
  • 21 May 1922 Elmer Fremion was made the defendant in a divorce suit brought by his wife, Mae, who charged that he made plenty of money working for a dairy company, but refused to spend it on her. The couple lives on rural route No. 9.
  • 23 May 1922 Charging that his wife spent all his money for clothes, refused to cook his meals and that she followed him on the street threatening to injure him, Harry Scratch filed a cross-complaint to the action of his wife, Elba, for divorce.
  • 23 May 1922 Clarence Heath was ordered to pay Josie Heath $35 for attorney fees and $5 a week support money during the time their divorce suit is pending in superior court.
  • 23 May 1922 Judge Ballou ordered Fred Root to pay Katherine Root $35 for attorney fees and $4 per week for support.
  • 23 May 1922 Elsie Kuehn was granted a divorce from Frank Kuehn. She told Judge Ballou that she found hairpins and a lady's handkerchief in the automobile of her husband. "He told me that he took anoth fellow and his girl out riding and that they all three sat in the front sear," his wife testified. "It was not rue, for I found hairpin in the back seat." Mrs. Kuehn testified that her husband slapped her. She also testified that he kicked her out of the house. Another time, she said she filed to wake up early one morning and he took her by the feet and pulled her out of the bed and onto the floor.
  • 23 May 1922 Doris Valoden, 19 years old, who told the court that she took poison last fall because her husband, Shelby Valoden, left her and went home to is mother after they had quarreled about a meal she prepared for him, was granted a divorce. Mrs. Valoden admitted that both she and her husband were jealous of each other. "When I came out of the hospital after I took poison I threw my arms around him and asked him to kiss me," she told the judge. "Instead of kissing me he threw me down. I made up my mind than that I was through with him.
  • 23 May 1922 Erna Fusselman was granted a divorce from Charles Fusselman. She said he was so jealous that he sat and watched her shile she worked in a shoe store to see that she did not talk to any other men. "He told me if I did not marry him he would desert the army. I married him to keep him fro deserting," she told Judge Ballou. "I see. You wanted to save your country," remarked the Judge dryly.
  • 23 May 1922 Margaret Hull was granted a divorce from Charles Hull on the grounds of cruel and inhuman treatment. She said thay had trouble from the start and that her husband did not allow her to speak to anyone.
  • 23 May 1922 Beatrice Bear thought the world was made for fun and frolic, her husband, Charles Bear said. He testified that his wife would leave her little child with her parents for three or four weeks at a time and go away to have a good time. The couple were married when he was 18 and she was 16.
  • 23 May 1922 Harry Evarts, baggageman on the Pennsylvania railroad, was granted a divorce from Hean Evarts, who, he clained eloped to Pittsburgh, Pa., with another man. Evarts said the last he heard of his wife she was working in a beauty parlor in Pittsburgh and said she never would return to Fort Wayne.
  • 23 May 1922 Christ Neidt was divorce from Lulu Neidt on a charge of desertion.
  • 23 May 1922 The case of Mamie Grimme against Joe Grimme, taxicab driver, was taken under advisement. Mamie charged her husband with non-support. She told the Judge that she never knew when payday came. She said her husband now drove by her home with another woman sitting on the front sear of his taxicab.
  • 23 May 1922 Gladys Dix applied for a divorce from Stephen Dix, charging cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 23 May 1922 Bert Wickliffe sued Lulu Wickliffe for divorce, charging that she was sloven housekeeper, and that she was always nagging him and questioning his morals.
  • 23 May 1922 The divorce case of Robert Fernwalt against Edna Fernwalt was granted a change of venue to Adams county.
  • 23 May 1922 Mae Fremion cited her husband, Elmer for contempt, charging that he came to her home and gave her a beating in spite of the restraining order of the court.
  • 23 May 1922 Lida Queener, colored, was granted a divorce from Robert Queener, colored. She charged her husband with desertion. "He went away to look for work more than two years ago and he never returned," she said.
  • 24 May 1922 Leo Schallenberger, 216 South Cornell circle, yesterday sued his wife, Ada for a divorce and asked the custody of their 2-year-old child, Aimee. Schallenberger claims that his wife left the little girl at home and spent the summer at a resort last year as the guest of other men, one of whom became engaged to her thinking she was unmarried.
  • 24 May 1922 Alice Lare asked $1,000 alimony from Ira Lare in a supplemental divorce proceedings filed yesterday in superior court. The woman also alleged that her husband had broken his promise to do better, which he made after she filed the orginial complaint.
  • 24 May 1922 The divorce suit of Minnie Sutton against Robert Sutton for divorce was dismissed yesterday in superior court.
  • 25 May 1922 Aldine Thompson filed suit for a divorce from Fred Thompson yesterday afternoon, charging cruel and inhuman treatment. She asked the custody of her 10-year-old son, Robert Lee. The couple were married in 1911.
  • 25 May 1922 Helen Morris yesterday filed a petition in superior court asking for a larger allowance from her husband, Attorney Samuel L. Morris, who is suing her for divorce. She said Morris was paying her $10 a week at the present time for the support of herself and her son, Samuel, Jr.
  • 25 May 1922 Ferne Sievers filed suit for a divorce against August Sievers yesterday in superior court.
  • 26 May 1922 John M. Gaylord, 236 Calhoun street, yesterday filed a suit for divorce against his wife, Margaret, alleging that she left him on April 29 to go and keep house for Charles Jones, a man with whome she previously has been quilty of indescredtions.
  • 27 May 1922 Judge Ballou yesterday ordered Attorney Samuel L. Morris to pay his wife, Helen $60 a month for the support of her and her child. Morris tried to keep the amount down to $40 a month. He said he was $1,600 in debt and that he had been making less than $100 per month for several months from his law practice.
  • 28 May 1922 Harry B. Hansel filed suit yesterday for a divorce from Dena Hansel. Hansel said his wife deserted him five years ago and that he had not seen her since. The couple formerly lived in Pennsylvania.
  • 28 May 1922 Erma Wolf sued Russell Wolf for divorce. She charged cruelty and failure to provide.
  • 30 May 1922 Charging that his wife deserted him and ran away with another man because he would not turn his son, by a former marriage out into the street, David Overman was granted a divorce from Altz Overman yesterday by Judge Ballou. Overman said that his first wife had deserted him.
  • 30 May 1922 Orphia Pettiford was granted a divorce from Cecil Pettiford, charging cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 30 May 1922 Ada Schallenberger diled a cross complaint to the action of Leo Schallenberger for divorce. She charged that he used their home as a place to conduct gambling games and to sell "white mule" by the glass to customers, who came at all hours of the night.
  • 30 May 1922 Alice Kiser filed suit for a divorce from John Kiser, charging that although they had lived together for more than a year he gave her only $4.50 for support.
  • 30 May 1922 Oscar Fries filed a cross complaint to the action of his wife, Mildred. He charged her with extravagance and lying to him about the price of things she bought.
  • 30 May 1922 Mable Gunz asked a divorce from Frank Gunz, charging that he threatened to kill her on several occasions and make her support herself.
  • 30 May 1922 The case of Edith Parsons against Boyd Parsons was continued by Judge Ballou until he can hear more evidence. Mrs. Parsons said she went to South Dakota with her husband and he sent her back to Fort Wayne to make ready for his coming, but that he deserted her and has never returned.
  • 30 May 1922 Fred Root was ordered to appear in court June 5 and answer a charge of contempt brought by his wife, Katherine.
  • 30 May 1922 Alex Fraine was ordered to pay his wife, Bertha $6 per week for support.

  • 01 Jun 1922 Catherine DeLagrange, 718 Lawton place, who seeks a divorce from Lewis DeLagrange, contractor, asks $15,000 alimony. She alleges that her husband is frequently under the influence of liquor and that he has mistreated her on such occasions. She also charges that he boasted of his associations with other women and forced her to work for her clothing. They were married 23 years ago. The plaintiff states that her husband makes $10,000 annually as a contractor.
  • 01 Jun 1922 Hunger was given as the cause of her blasted romance by Mabel Wyatt, 626 Baltes avenue, who filed her suit for a divorce from Orla Wyatt. She charged that her husband forced her to live with his parents and they refused to give her anything to ear. The couple were married in 1917.
  • 01 Jun 1922 John Louranine, 1217 Rivermet avenue, sued Maude Louraine for divorce, charging that she hit him over the head with an automobile part and that he was forded to call the police for protection. The couple have been married for 20 years.
  • 01 Jun 1922 Myrtle D. Hamilton asked a limited separation from Wilson A. Hamilton, and $50 a week for support. She charged that her husband had committed a crime against her daughter by a former marriage, and that she herself had been mistreated by him until she lost her health and had to undergo two operations. The couple were married three years ago.
  • 01 Jun 1922 Sadie C. Luley filed suit for a divorce from Joseph Luley, charging him with cruel and inhuman treatment. She asks $10 a week for support and $50 for attorney fees.
  • 01 Jun 1922 Ethel Scarberry filed suit for divorce against Glenn Scarberry, charging him with failure to support. She asks the custody of their child, Glen, Jr.
  • 01 Jun 1922 Harry Osborn brought suit against Catherine Osborn, 611 Clinton street, charging that she refused to perform the duties of a wife.
  • 01 Jun 1922 Elza Boren accused Anna Boren of infidelity in a complaint filed yesterday.
  • 01 Jun 1922 Clarice Thompson filed suit for a divorce from Harold Thompson, charging cruel and inhuman treatment and false accusations of immorality.
  • 01 Jun 1922 Judge Wood yesterday granted Delia Eckart a divorce from August Eckart, switchtender, and ordered Eckart to pay her $225. The judge had not decided what he will do for the child.
  • 01 Jun 1922 Russell L. Wolf filed a cross-complaint to the action of Erma A. Wolf for divorce. He charged that she refused to keep house and care for the baby. He asks the custody of the child.
  • 02 Jun 1922 Alene Williams filed suit for divorce from Vanis Williams charging cruel and inhuman treatment and non-support.
  • 03 Jun 1922 Charging habitual drunkenness, Maud Louraine yesterday filed a cross-complaint for divorce against her husband, John Louraine, manager of the Hof Brau. She asks $5,000 alimony. Mrs. Louraine states that on Memorial day while she and her husband were riding with a guest, the latter struck her husband because Louraine attacked the character of his wife and that Louraine, being drunk at the time, believes now that it was Mrs. Louraine who struck him.
  • 03 Jun 1922 Dora Naumchiff sued Mike Naumchiff for divorce, charging that he attempted to poison her. She also asked $3,000 alimony and the custody of three children.
  • 03 Jun 1922 Nora Roser, 506 DeWald street, asked a divorce from Claude Roser. She claimed that Roser had left her four time during their married life of 10 months.
  • 03 Jun 1922 Mamie Grimme was granted a divorce from Joseph Grimme by Judge Ballou. The case has been under advisement for about 10 days.
  • 04 Jun 1922 Eunice Klinger asks a divorce from Marvin Klinger, charging him with infidelty, non-support and gambling.
  • 04 Jun 1922 Adeline Baumgartner, 642 Wagner street, sued Edwin Baumgartner for divorce, alleging cruelty.
  • 04 Jun 1922 Emma Sarrazin, 1405 Erie street, asked a divorce from John Sarrazin, the custody of four children and $1,000 alimony.
  • 06 Jun 1922 Declaring that there was a coliusion between the couple to get a divorce, Judge Ballou yesterday afternoon refused to grant Lewis A Moorman a legal separtion from Grace Moorman. The court handed down his decision after Moorman is said to have admitted that he and his wife met in the office of Attorney Thomas Moorehead, where an agreement was reached whereby Moorman was to apply for the divorce and his wife would not contest the suit. The admission was made when the court asked Moorman if he had ever talked to his wife about going back together, Mrs. Moorman is said to be in Detroit. Attorney Moorehead was out of the city trying a lawsuit and Ray McAdams appeared for him. McAdams said he knew nothing of the agreement.
  • 06 Jun 1922 Florence Foreman, 2113 Kentucky avenue, sued Walter Foreman, motion picture operator, for a divorce. She charged that he had quarreled and nagged at her and had falsely accused her of associating with other men. The couple were married 17 years ago and have three children. The mother asks their custody.
  • 06 Jun 1922 Cora M. Krienbrock was granted a divorce from Henry Krienbrock by Judge Ballou. The plaintiff charged that her husband tried to starve her into deeding him her house and lot. They lived together only about four months.
  • 06 Jun 1922 Marie McCoy was granted a divorce on the charge of desertion from Calvin McCoy. She said McCoy became jealour of her without reason and took his two children and went to Denver, Colo.
  • 06 Jun 1922 Edyth Parsons told the court that she went to South Dakota with her husband and after a few months he sent her back to Fort Wayne to prepare a home for his coming, but that was the last she heard from him. She was granted a divorce on the grounds of desertion.
  • 06 Jun 1922 Vern Blough testified that Ann Blough had become enamoured with another man and had run away with him six years ago. He was granted a divorce on the gounds of desertion.
  • 06 Jun 1922 Maudie Lake was granted a divorce from Ray Lake on charges of cruel and inhuman treatment. Lake was ordered to pay his wife $5 a week for the support of the child.
  • 06 Jun 1922 Flora McGirk filed suit for divorce from Nathaniel McGirk, to whom she was married in 1882. She charged failure to support.
  • 06 Jun 1922 Henry Jones, colored, who tried to impress Judge Ballou as being "broke," produced $44 for the support of his wife when the court threatened to send him to jail for refusal to meet the order of the court for support. The court ordered Jones to give his wife $20.
  • 07 Jun 1922 Charging that George Gause has told her that his affections were for another woman, whom he took to dances and parks, Edna Gause yesterday filed suit for divorce. She asked the custody of her daughter, Martha Kathryn.
  • 07 Jun 1922 Ensign C. George alleged that his wife, Grace, drove him away from his home. George said he returned from work one night to find his clothing on the steps and the door locked. He stated in his complaint that his wife might have possession of his home on Anthony boulevard as loon as she would care for their two sons.
  • 07 Jun 1922 The marriage of James Boyce, Jr., former sailor to Florence Boyce, former Philadelphis nurse was annulled yesterday by Judge Ballou. The evidence was heard some time ago. Boyce charged that his wife was a bigamist. He said he found after the marriage that she had been married to two other men and had not been divorced from either.
  • 07 Jun 1922 Charging his wife with unbecoming conduct, Jack Savu filed suit for divorce from Alidy Savu.
  • 08 Jun 1922 Charging failure to provide and desertion without cause, Izetta Smith yesterday filed suit for a divorce from David Smith.
  • 08 Jun 1922 Amelia C. Benton, 831 Putman street filed suit for divorce from Roy V. Benton, charging cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 09 Jun 1922 Frances Linton filed suit for a divorce from Charles C. Linton, naming Viola Wyatt, as co-respondent. Mrs. Linton alleged that for the past eight years her husband has been having intimate relations with other women. She also alleged that on one occasion he carried a revolver to kill her.
  • 09 Jun 1922 Frank Gunz filed a cross-complaint to the action of Mabel Gunz for divorce. He charged that she went out at night with other men and left him alone until midnight playing nurse to her children by a former marriage.
  • 09 Jun 1922 Emma Gerardo asked a divorce and $1,000 alimony from Louis T. Gerardo. She charged him with being a habitual drunkard and said he cheated her in money matters.
  • 09 Jun 1922 Judge Ballou granted Eleanora McGuire a divorce from Frank McGuire and was awarded $500 alimony. She charged that her husband went automobile riding with other women and that he had written letters to other men's wives urging them to leave home.
  • 09 Jun 1922 John Jennings was made defendant in a divorce suit brought by Mary Jennings, 607 1/2 East Washington street. She charges that he had refused to life with her. The couple were married last June and separated in October.
  • 09 Jun 1922 Catherine Osborn filed a cross-complaint to the action of her husband, Harry Osborn for divorce. She alleges that Orborn failed to provide for her during an illness.
  • 09 Jun 1922 Robert Fernwalt has been ordered to appear in the circuit court at Decatur at 1 o'clock June 10 to answer a contempt charge brought by his wife, Edna. The divorce action was transfered to Decatur from the superior court.
  • 10 Jun 1922 John Stewart filed suit for a divorce from Vera Stewart, charging that she would not leave the home of her mother after marriage in order to make a home for him. They were married in 1916.
  • 10 Jun 1922 Edward Rabel charged that his wife, Josephine, nagged him and tore his clothing when she became angry at him. He filed suit for a divorce.
  • 10 Jun 1922 Mike Naumcheff was ordered to pay his wife, Dona, $8 a week for support and $35 for attorney fees.
  • 11 Jun 1922 Lulu Tucker, colored, filed suit for a divorce from Thomas Tucker, charging that he threatened to cut her throat with a razor.
  • 13 Jun 1922 Mary M. Reid was so afraid of her husband, James T. Reid, dairyman, living north of the city, that she feared to ask the court for alimony when she was granted a divorce yesterday afternoon, testimony indicated. Judge Ballou ordered Reid to pay her $25 a month for the support of herself and her 14-year-old son, Robert. Reid was not in court. Mrs. Reid charged that her husband drove her away from home and that she was afraid he would still do her bodily harm if provoked. Reid has been in the limelight considerabily during recent months. One of his sons committed suicide a few weeks ago, and another is confined in the hospital for insane at Richmond.
  • 13 Jun 1922 Elizabeth Rosencranz and Belle Donnelly, both declared to be widows, were named as co-respondents by Mabel Klingenberger, who was granted a divorce from Mandes Klingenberger. Mrs. Klingenberger alleged that her husband had been going about with both women. She said she had been force to work during her entire married life. She was given the custody of her son, Earl, 4 years old.
  • 13 Jun 1922 Merle James was granted a divorce from Hazel James, on her charge that she ran away to Ohio with another man after three months of married life.
  • 13 Jun 1922 Rose M. Winters was granted a divorce from Clarence Winters. She told the court that she had been forced to work during the 14 years of her married life. She charged her husband with cruel and inhuman treatment. Her maiden name of Rose Damon was restored.
  • 13 Jun 1922 Loretta B. Stein filed suit for a divorce from Paul Stein, charging that he had deserted her and her 22-month-old baby and left them without support.
  • 13 Jun 1922 Martha H. Slick filed suit for a divorce from Clarence Slick, alleging that he had failed to support her for five years. The couple married in 1914 and separated in 1917.
  • 15 Jun 1922 Felin Tally filed suit for divorce yesterday against Carrie Tally, a widow, whom he married ina 1911. Tally said he had to support his wife, her children and her grandchildren, while his wife taunted him with the remark that he was too old for her and that she had a fondness for handsome, young men.
  • 15 Jun 1922 John Louraine, manager of the Hof Brau, Calhoun and Columbia streets, today filed a petition in superior court asking that the restraining order against him be modified so that he could put a mortgage of $3,000 on the house which his wife and he own jointly in order that he may make some needed improvements. Mr. Louraine denied the statement made by his wife, Maude, in her cross complaint for divorce that he earns $200 a week. He says his salary is $40 per week and that he has no other income.
  • 15 Jun 1922 Leona Ormsby, 1118 Cass street, alleges that her husband, Argus Ormsby tried Tuesday to cut her throat with a butcher-knife as he has often threatened to do.
  • 15 Jun 1922 Ernest Bauermeister filed suit for a divorce from Frieda Mauermeister, charging that she associated with men of questionable character and refused to get his meals for him.
  • 16 Jun 1922 Charging that her husband was jealous when she went to the movies with her 3-year-old daughter, Edith Bennett yesterday filed suit for a divorce from John Bennett. She also charged that he drinks to excess.
  • 16 Jun 1922 The divorce case of Esther Gessler against Roy Gessler was granted a change of venue to Adams county by Judge Ballou.
  • 17 Jun 1922 Fannie Hemrick, 834 DeWald street, filed suit for limited separation from Clyde Hemrick late yesterday afternoon. She charged cruel and inhuman treatment and asked the custody of her three children.
  • 17 Jun 1922 Charging that his wife, Mary Hart deserted him and her daughter, Dorothy Marie, 13 years old last December and has no been heard of since, Isaac Hart, 714 Barr street filed suit for divorce.
  • 17 Jun 1922 The divorce suit for Edna Gause against Leo Gause was venued to Huntington county.
  • 18 Jun 1922 Juanita Houser filed suit for a divorce from Aubrey Houser yesterday in superior court. She alleged that he deserted her and her baby two weeks after it was born, and that he spent his time and money gambling.
  • 20 Jun 1922 Ethel Scarberry was granted a divorce from Glen Scarberry. She told the court that her husband deserted her and her small baby to join the army and that he is now stationed at Fort Benjamin Harrison. Soon after they were married, she said, he took another woman off his arm as he was coming from a motion picture show. She also testified that He was at Rome City having a good time when the baby was born.
  • 20 Jun 1922 Shirley Gephart was granted a divorce from George Gephart on her cross-complaint. She said she had been married and divorced from Gephart once before. She claimed that he hit her on the head once, so hard that it affected her hearing for several days.
  • 20 Jun 1922 Jesse Shoaff said that he met Corrine, his wife, in California. They were married and came to Fort Wayne, but she soon left him and returned. He said he believed she was living with another man. He was granted a divorce.
  • 20 Jun 1922 Helen McNamara was granted a divorce from James McNamara, whom she alleged ran around with other girls.
  • 20 Jun 1922 Desertion was the charge on which George Williams was granted a divorce from Isabelle Williams.
  • 20 Jun 1922 William Parker was divorced from Matilda Parker.
  • 20 Jun 1922 Elza Boren dismissed his suit for a divorce from Anna Boren.
  • 20 Jun 1922 Harry Caldwell filed suit for a divorce from Margaret Caldwell, charging that she nagged and quarreled with him and falsely accused him of associating with other women.
  • 21 Jun 1922 Love's path was strewn with thorns yesterday when Sam Faltz, 74, Civil war veteran and pensioner, was charged in city court with neglect of his aged wife, whom he married one year ago. Mrs. Faltz testified that her aged husband left her last March without food or fuel and told how he was drawing a pension of $150 monthly, of which she asked half, for support. The court simply said, "Young people can live on love, but I guess it takes real substantial things for old people to live on." and ordered the case continued for 30 days while an investigation was being made by the humane officer.
  • 22 Jun 1922 Charles Feichter asked a divorce from Martha Feichter, naming Charles Hyde, wealthy farmer, as co-respondent. About a year ago Feichter sued Hyde for alienating the affections of his wife and got judgement against him for $6,000. The sheriff sold a farm belonging to Hyde to pay the judgement. Feichter alleges that his wife is still going about with Hyde. At the trial a detective testified that he found Mrs. Feichter and Hyde in a compromising position in a local rooming house. Feichter claims he has tried to hire his wife to look after their six children, but that she neglected to do so.
  • 22 Jun 1922 Agnes Schoeff filed suit against Purl Schoeff for a divorce and $1,000 alimony. Mrs. Schoeff claimed that her husband associated with other women on the street and at dance halls.
  • 22 Jun 1922 Harry Turner asked his freedon from Georgia Turner, alleging that she neglected to take care of her household duties and that she quarreled and nagged.
  • 22 Jun 1922 Walter Miller filed suit against his wife, Nina Miller, 517 LaSalle street, charging that she associated with other men and that she recently left him to return to the home of her parents in Wabash.
  • 22 Jun 1922 Rena Wagner asked a divorce from Dale Wagner, 1116 Monroe street, charging non-support and gambling.
  • 22 Jun 1922 The divorce case of Fannie Hemrick against Clyde Hemrick was dismissed.
  • 22 Jun 1922 Carrie Thrash was granted a divorce from John Thrash by Judge W. C. Geake in superior court.
  • 23 Jun 1922 Henry Loraine was granted a divorce from Eva Loraine late yesterday afternoon on his cross-complaint in superior court. Loraine testified that after they had separated, his wife would ride by his house with other men and try to make his angry enough to come out and fight. On one occasion, Loraine said, he did go out and slap her face. Then, he said, the man she was with threatened "to beat up on him for striking his girl."
  • 23 Jun 1922 Mariam Lucile Gunther, 1524 Hayden street, filed suit for a divorce from Robert E. Gunther, boilermaker, and asked $5,000 alimony. She charged non-support and conduct unbecoming a husband.
  • 23 Jun 1922 Elizabeth Smyers filed suit for a limited separation from Earl Smyers, carpenter, charging that he had induced her to mortgage her household goods to get money to repair his automobile.
  • 23 Jun 1922 Vivian Dawson filed suit for a divorce from Earl Dawson, charging failure to provide.
  • 23 Jun 1922 A threat alleged to have been made by Frank Schwartz that he intended to take his son, Henry, 11 years old, to Chicago, caused Judge Geake, in superior court, to issue a restraining order to prevent Schwartz from removing the boy from the county. Schwartz was ordered to pay his wife $15 a week for support.
  • 23 Jun 1922 The restraining order against Purl Schoeff was modified so that he might return to the home of his wife and get his clothing, his watch, his ring and his working tools.
  • 24 Jun 1922 Alfred Van Keuren, 2131 Broadway, filed suit for a divorce from Mable Van Keuren. He charged that she deserted hin in 1920 and eloped to Chicago with another man, whom she said she loved better than her husband.
  • 24 Jun 1922 Mildred Cronk departed from the usual complaint of charging women with stealing the love of her husband and blames the men with whom he enjoys a games of poker or a game of cards. She alleges that he told her he wanted her to get a divorce so he could devote all of his spare time to his men friends. The couple were married March 23, 1922.
  • 24 Jun 1922 Robert Gunther charged that his wife, Mariam, gets drunk and goes to dances, leaving her baby at home with her mother. He filed a cross-complaint to her action for divorce.
  • 24 Jun 1922 Jessine Krieger filed suit for a divorce from John Krieger, 515 Creighton avenue, charging cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 24 Jun 1922 Judge Wood ordered Charles Feichter to pay his wife, Martha, $50 for attorney fees within five days. In a counter showing to his wife's request for alimony, Feichter states that he is worth only $20,000 and that his wife has spent a large amount of his money by dealing in worthless stock.
  • 25 Jun 1922 Margaret Reiter, 1718 Richardson street, has filed a suit for divorce from Benjamin Reiter, charging cruel and inhuman treatment. They were married in 1911 and have five children.
  • 25 Jun 1922 Mildred Fries filed suit for a divorce from Oscar Fries, charging that he associated with other women and kept unreasonable hours.
  • 25 Jun 1922 The divorce suit of Reba Cunningham against Thomas Cunningham was taken under advisement by Judge Pro Tem W. C. Geake. Mrs. Cunningham testified that her husband was an habitual drunkard.
  • 27 Jun 1922 David Harris filed suit for a divorce from his wife, Hattie Harris, alleging cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 27 Jun 1922 Fred Thompson was ordered to pay his wife, Aldine, $5 a week for support and $35 for attorney fees.
  • 27 Jun 1922 John C. Kreiger was ordered to pay his wife $10 a week.
  • 28 Jun 1922 Charging that Arthur Steele, her husband, pawned her clothing to get money, Nanie Steele, 605 Lasselle street filed suit for divorce yesterday afternoon in superior court.
  • 28 Jun 1922 Nellie Lamprecht filed suit for a divorce from Alphonse Lamprecht, alleging that he falsely accused her of associating with other men and that he nagged her until she lost her health. She asks the custody of their three children.
  • 28 Jun 1922 Paul Schoeff explained to the court that he sould not pay his wife, Agnes, support money because of the fact that she make $30 a week and he makes on $25. He claims further that she kept her money while he used most of his to keep up the house and to pay for the furniture, which she is alleged to have sold for $1,100. He was ordered to pay his wife $35 for attoney fees.
  • 28 Jun 1922 The divorce suit of Loa Runyon against Tony Runyon had been dismissed on a motion of the plaintiff.
  • 28 Jun 1922 William Brennan filed a cross-complaint to the action of his wife, Mary for divorce. He alleges that she nagged him and quarreled with him until life with her became unbearable.
  • 29 Jun 1922 Norman Manier, who will be tried on July 5 for his connection with the robbery of Mrs. Martha Shoredon, aged 76, was made defendant in a suit to annul their marriage filed yesterday afternoon by his wife, Mary. Mrs. Manier charges that her husband was of unsound mid and incapable of entering the marriage contract. She said he dept her awake one whole night during their marriage life pulling hairs from her head and splitting them with a razor, stopping now and then to tell her he would kill her if she crossed him. During the inquest, ehich was held to pass on the sanity of Manier, it developed that he had a mania for swallowing hair pins, key-rings and shoe hooks. On one occasion, the police say, Manier called the station and had the patrol wagon to come to his house and to arrest him on some imaginary charge. When they arrived at the station Manier placed cash bond and returned home,
  • 30 Jun 1922 Charging that her husband, George Osterman, deserted her because of his illicit love for his brother's former wife, Helen Osterman, of Garrett, Naoma Osterman, yesterday sued her husband for divorce. Before Osterman left her he sold the jewelry of his wife and then proceeded to spent it on his new love, the complaint states.
  • 30 Jun 1922 Helen Manuel filed suit for separation from bed and board of Jules P. Manuel, for five years yesterday afternoon in superior court. She charged cruel and inhuman treatment.

  • 01 Jul 1922 Charging that R. A. Guthrie deserted her 17 years ago and had not supported her since, Emily Guthrie filed suit for a divorce yesterday afternoon.
  • 02 Jul 1922 Ephraim Reader, janitor at the public library, filed suit against Albert E. Stoler, asking $10,000 for the alleged alienation of affections of his wife, Olive Grace. Render claims that Stoler has been holding clandestine meetings with his wife for several months and that she has lost all love for him as the consequence. Mrs. Reader opened the domestic war earlier in the day, however, by suing her husband for a divorce. She charged him with failure to support and cruel and inhuman treatment. She asked the custody of their four children. The couple were married in 1910.
  • 02 Jul 1922 Harry Norwald, 713 St. Mary's avenue, filed suit for a divorce from Pearl Norwald. He charged that she had been associating with other men and that she left him for parts unknown last Monday.
  • 04 Jul 1922 When Special Judge H. L. Somers told Mrs. Augusta Fisher that she could not marry again for two years because her divorce had been granted by publication, she responded with a tragic little laugh: "I don't care just so I get rid of him." Mrs. Fisher told the court that her husband had been without steady employment for 10 years before he finally deserted her and her two sons. She said Fisher laid around and lived off of her labors as the landlady of a boarding and rooming house. The plaintiff was handicapped by a crippled hand which was injured 25 years ago while working in a laundry at Kendallville. "A man who will desert a woman and two fine boys like that ought to be sent to the penal farm and made to work and support them until the boys are grown." Judge Somers said after the trial.
  • 04 Jul 1922 Boris Bogdanff was granted a divorce from Lillian Bogdanff, charging desertion in 1919.
  • 04 Jul 1922 Mildred Fries was granted a divorce from Oscar Fries, whom she charged with associating with other women. Conversation that her husband had with her about the "swell clothes" other women wore to dances was repeated in court.
  • 04 Jul 1922 Anna Gearhart, 531 Baltes avenue, was granted a divorce from Louis Gearhart on charges of drunkenness and cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 04 Jul 1922 Sadie E. Stoler, 1205 Fulton street, filed suit for a divorce from Dr. Albert E. Stoler, charging non-support.
  • 04 Jul 1922 Stella Tolle filed suit for a divorce from Carl Tolle, charging that he associated with other women.
  • 04 Jul 1922 Hazel Shorb, 2825 South Lafayette street, asked a divorce from Cecil Shorb, charging cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 04 Jul 1922 Ethel Hawks, living near Ferguson, asked a divorce and $500 alimony from Ray Hawk.
  • 04 Jul 1922 A suit for divorce and $15,000 alimony was filed against Theodore Lahman, Lafayette township farmer, by his wife, Lydia yesterday day afternoon. Mrs. Lahman alleges in her complaint that she has worked hard during her married life and that she had played a large part in building up the wealth of her husband. When she was married 20 years ago, she says, she gave her husband $1,500 in cash to be used in improving the farm and that he never returned it to her. The plaintiff also sets forth that 20 years of hard work on the farm has ruined her health and that although she needs an operation her husband will not give her money to have it performed. That her husband makes life miserable by nagging, is another charge contained in the complaint. Mrs. Lahman says that he is continually telling her that so far as he is concerned she may go home to her "tramp" family.
  • 06 Jul 1922 Gladys Hunkeler sued Marc Hunkeler, charging that he has the habit of beating her black and blue and that he refused to furnish her medical aid when she was ill.
  • 06 Jul 1922 May Overly asked a divorce from Albert Overly, charging him with habitual drunkenness, infidelity, nagging cna calling her vile names.
  • 06 Jul 1922 Charging that her husband, Clem J. Frieburger has threatened the life of herself and her children since she sued him for divorce, Mathilda Frieburger was granted a restraining order yesterday afternoon by Judge Ballou to provent Frieburger from visiting her home at 615 Lasselle street.
  • 07 Jul 1922 A suit for a five-year separation and $100 per month for maintenance was filed against Fred B. Miles, prominent automobile salesman by his wife, Tressa Miles, 2820 South Barr street. Miles is charged with associating with other women, with staying away from home all night and threatening her with a revolver while intoxicated. Mrs. Miles asks the custody of their child.
  • 07 Jul 1922 Mary C. Kendall asked a divorce from Jediah Kendall, charging laziness and failure to support. She alleged that in the 34 years she lived with Kendall he never earned more the 17 cents a hour until less than two years ago. She said he did not work for five whole years although he was able-bodied.
  • 07 Jul 1922 William Baker asked a divorce from Nettie Baker, claiming that he did not get enough sleep. Baker said he has to get up at 4 o'clock in the morning to go to work and that when he came home in the evening his wife went out to have a good time and left hime to take care of the children until she returned at midnight.
  • 07 Jul 1922 Mary Linder, 498 Jackson street, asked a divorce from Fred A. Linder and $1,000 alimony. She charged desertion.
  • 07 Jul 1922 Kathryn Lamke applied for a divorce from William Lamke, charging non-support. Mrs. Lamke is in the hospital with her little daughter, Betty Jane, five days old.
  • 08 Jul 1922 Judge Ballou ordered Fred A. Linder to pay May Linder $50 for her attorney's fee and $6 a week for support while her divorce suit is pending.
  • 09 Jul 1922 Bernardt Krull and his wife, Anna, sued each other for divorce about the same time yesterday morning in superior court. Both complaints charged cruel and inhuman treatment. The couple were married in 1919.
  • 09 Jul 1922 Dora Springer filed suit for limited separation from Guy Springer and asked $2,000 alimony. She charged cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 09 Jul 1922 Harriett Beach, 3105 Fairfield avenue filed suit for a divorce from Edward Beach, charging drunkenness.
  • 09 Jul 1922 Clara Lindemuth charged failure to support in her suit for divorce against Harley Lindemuth.
  • 11 Jul 1922 Alice Coldwell was granted a divorce from Cloyd Coldwell, who is serving a prison term for forgery.
  • 11 Jul 1922 Mable King presented a certified copy of the papers committing her husband to the state prison for a term of one to eight years and she was granted a divorce and given the custody of her son, LeRoy, 2 years old.
  • 11 Jul 1922 Grance Betz was granted a decree from Melvin Betz by Judge Wood upon a charge of non-support. She was given the custody of her child, and her husband was ordered to pay $4 a week for the support of the child.
  • 11 Jul 1922 Albert McClain alleged that his wife, Florence went out with other men and he had to take care of their five minor children. He was granted a divorce.
  • 11 Jul 1922 Tom Hazisn was divorced from Eunice Hazisn on a charge of cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 11 Jul 1922 Margaret Hull was granted a divorce from Charles Hull, whom she charged with cruel treatment. The evidence was heard some time ago.
  • 11 Jul 1922 Mathilda Frieburger filed a supplemental complaint against Clem Frieburger, saying that she had just given him another trial as a husband and that he had failed. She charges him with habitual drunkenness. Frieburger was ordered to appear in superior court July 12 when Judge Ballou will fix a support order for Mrs. Frieburger and the two children. He is charged with failure to pay them anything since the divorce suit was filed.
  • 11 Jul 1922 Jediah Kendall filed a cross complaint for a divorce from Mary C. Kendall charging that she drove him away from his home after she got a deed to it.
  • 11 Jul 1922 A restraining order was issued yesterday against Charles Feichter to prevent him from selling his cow, calf and household goods until his divorce suit against his wife, Martha, has been tried.
  • 12 Jul 1922 May Lindner was granted a divorce from Fred A. Lindner, charging that he deserted her in 1916. Her maiden name of May Condon was restored.
  • 12 Jul 1922 Reba Cunningham was granted a divorce from Thomas Cunningham on charges of cruel treatment.
  • 12 Jul 1922 Joseph A. Carlson, Angola, filed suit for a divorce from Madeline Carlson, alleging that she had failed to live with him since 1915.
  • 13 Jul 1922 Jediah Kendall, called by his wife Mary, age 64, "the laziest man in Fort Wayne" in her divorce suit in superior court, took the witness stand yesterday afternoon and put his wife in the Ananias club by declaring that he got up in the morning and got his breakfast and went to work while slept. Kendall declared that he was too old to work much now, but that he had done his share in his day. He said he was 79. His wife said he told the insurance companthat he was 73. Mrs. Kendall told the court at the moring session that her husband had not bought her as musch as a pocket handkerchief in the 34 years of their married life. She declared that she supported both herself and her husband by taking in washings. Mrs. Kendall told the court that her husband made her go to the tabacco factories and pick tobacco off the stems for him to chew. "That's not the way it was", Kendall said when he went on the stand, "The old woman got the tobacco to smoke in her pipe." Mrs. Bert Herring, the divorced wife of Mrs. Kendall's son, testified that she had known Mrs. Kendall for five years and that she never knew of her to do but one washing. Mrs. Herring admitted that she was not friendly to her former mother-in-law. A house and a lot is involved in the suit, which accounts for the lengthy testimony. The trial lasted practically all day yesterday and will be continue today. The couple formerly lived at Sheldon.
  • 13 Jul 1922 Harriett Beach was granted a divorce from Edward Beach, whom she charged with excessive drinking.
  • 13 Jul 1922 Eva N. Schuler was granted a divorce from Charles W. Schuler and given the custody of their two children.
  • 13 Jul 1922 Bernice Price filed suit for a divorce from William Price, charging desertion.
  • 13 Jul 1922 Emma Waltz filed suit for a divorce from Alonzo Waltz, alleging that he deserted her because she would not sell the home left her by a former husband and buy an automobile.
  • 13 Jul 1922 Goldie Downs filed suit for a divorce from Frank Downs alleging that he refused to visit her when she was ill in the hospital.
  • 13 Jul 1922 Roy Allen filed a cross complaint for a divorce from Catherine Allen charging abandonment.
  • 13 Jul 1922 Fred A. Miles was ordered to pay Tressa Miles $10 a week for support.
  • 14 Jul 1922 Charging that she led a slavish life on the farm for 20 years and was constantly abused by Charles Feichter, her husband, Martha Feichter yesterday afternoon filed a cross-complaint for divorce. Although she is the mother of 10 children, Mrs. Feichter says she was compelled when in a delicate condition to work in the harvest field, pitching hay and oats and helping to butcher hogs. On four occasions she alleges that her husband drove her away from home, but that she returned to care for her children. Feichter is charged with going about nude in the presence of his daughters.
  • 14 Jul 1922 A former husband of Matilda Hansen has recaptured her oaffections and is named as co-respondent in a suit for divorce filed late yesterday afternoon by Edward G. Hansen, in superior court. Mrs. Hansen has given her husband to understand that she will associate with her "first love" as often as she likes, he says.
  • 14 Jul 1922 Cards, whicky and a girl names Florence were named as co-respondents in a suit for divorce filed by Edna Thacker against Carl Thacker.
  • 14 Jul 1922 Florence Huth, 1214 Boone street sued Herbert Huth for a divorce charging neglect.
  • 14 Jul 1922 The divorce suit of Mary Kendall against Jediah Kendall, which merged into a bitter fight over the property acquired by the couple, has been continued until Saturday morning when arguments will be made before Special Judge W. H. Reed. Kendall denied the charge of his wife the he was the "laziest man in Fort Wayne."
  • 14 Jul 1922 The divorce case of Mary Rodgers against William Todgers was dismissed in superior court on a motion by the plaintiff.
  • 15 Jul 1922 Charles Feichter, age 63, farmer living on the Maysville road about three miles from the city, was granted a divorce from Martha Feichter, 43, by Judge Wood in circuit court late yesterday afternoon. The father was given the custody of the minor children. Mrs. Feichter had been convicted in city court about two years ago of immoral conduct with Charles Hyde and the evidence showed that she continued to associate with Hyde after her husband had given her another chance for the sake of the children. About two years ago Feichter won a $5,000 allienation of affections suit against Hyde. "This is one of the few cases that have come to my attention in which I thought it was better for the parents to live apart for the sake of their children," Judge Wood said. He scored Mrs. Feichter for neglecting to do her duty to her children, one of whom was but 2 years old when she was guilty of a lialson with Hyde. The children, one of them a little girl of 10, were prt on the stand to testify regarding the vulgar threats hurled at each other by their parents. The evidence showed that Mrs. Feichter was the mother of 13 children in 20 years. Mrs. Feichter and Hyde frequented local dance halls together during the past winter, the evidence showed. A large crowd attended the hearing. The court room was cleared at the morning session for laughing during the testimony of Mr. Feichter.
  • 15 Jul 1922 Fannie Lipper alleged that Charles Lipper stayed out late at night and spent his money gambling. She asks $5,000 alimony.
  • 15 Jul 1922 Grace Kaufman charged that Michael Kaufman struck her with a poker and filed to provide for her. She asked the custody of her two children.
  • 15 Jul 1922 Dora Shuler, 1410 Winter street, alleged that Roy Shuler kept chloroform in the house and she was afraid he intended to use it on her.
  • 15 Jul 1922 Elizabeth Wead charged Harry Wead with cruel and inhuman treatment in her complaint for divorce.
  • 15 Jul 1922 Mary Maack accused Milton Maack of associating with other women in her complaint for divorce.
  • 15 Jul 1922 Harry Tonkel, in the complaint for divorce, alleged that Blanche Tonkel has refused to live with him. The couple were married less than a year ago.
  • 15 Jul 1922 Judge Ballou issued a restraining order to prevent Aubrey Houser from visiting his wife, Juanita Houser, 727 Taylor avenue. Mrs. Houser stated that she was afraid her husband would carry away her 1-year-old child. She is suing Houser for divorce.
  • 16 Jul 1922 Alleging that his wife is possessed with a religious mania and has refused to keep house for him, but is hourly expecting to ascend to heaven, William Canady, colored, 605 Hough street yesterday filed suit for a divorce. Mrs. Canady, who is living temporarily in Canton, O., drove her husband away from the house because he refused to take up with her religion, he alleges. The wife claims to be without sin. He seeks possession of the children fearing that she will attempt to imitate the patriarch, Abraham and "offer them up as a sacrifice to the great I Am." Mrs. Canady asserts she is without sin and is too holy and righteous to work.
  • 16 Jul 1922 Lillian Harvey sued William Harvey for divorce charging that he has left her and her child and has gone to parts unknown. The couple were married in 1914.
  • 16 Jul 1922 Lillie Bohnke filed suit for a divorce from Fred Bohnke alleging that he refused to secure medical aid for her when she was ill.
  • 16 Jul 1922 The suit of Mary Kendall against Jediah Kendall for divorce and the possession of property was taken under advisement yesterday by Special Judge W. H. Reed. Mrs. Kendall failed to prove by the evidence her contention that her husband is the laziest man in Fort Wayne.
  • 16 Jul 1922 Eunice Hazisn was granted a divorce from Tom Hazisn on her cross-complaint.
  • 18 Jul 1922 Mary Manier was granted a divorce yesterday from Norman "Dick" Manier, who was sentenced to the state reformatory 10 days ago for the Mrs. Martha Shordon robbery. Mrs. Manier merely testified that her husband had been convicted of a felony. In her complaint she alleged that Manier kept her awake one whole night pulling hairs from her head and cutting them with a razor.
  • 18 Jul 1922 Carrie Seery testified that she found letters from other women and their pictures in the pockets of her husband. She was granted a divorce and was given custody of her son, Gordon, 15 years old.
  • 18 Jul 1922 Catherine Allen was granted a divorce from Roy Allen on charges of infidelity. She was married at the age of 15.
  • 18 Jul 1922 Virginia Munich was divorced from Leo Munich. She testified that he refused to furnish a home for her and took her to live with his mother. She complained that he mistreated her. She was given custody of her 14-months-old child.
  • 18 Jul 1922 Bertha Smith was granted a divorce from Clark Smith on a charge of cruel and inhuman treatment. It was her second marriage.
  • 18 Jul 1922 Etta Ufhell told the court that a stenographer had given up her position so she could spent the weekends at the lake with Edward Ufhell, her husband. Two other co-respondents were named. The plaintiff was granted a divorce.
  • 18 Jul 1922 Ablert Henderson furniished bond that he would pay his wife, Mava, within 10 days all the money that was due her for support after Judge Ballou had sentenced him to jail for 10 days for contempt.
  • 18 Jul 1922 A charge of contempt against Frank Osterman was dismissed when the court found that the government was paying an allowance directly to his wife. Osterman showed the court that he had not earned any money for seven months on account of ill health. He is said to have lung trouble and receives a pention from the government.
  • 18 Jul 1922 Alidy Savu asks $1,000 alimony from Jack Savu in a cross complaint for divorce. She charged that her husband had choked and threatened her.
  • 18 Jul 1922 Joe Bley was named as co-respondent in a cross complaint filed by Chalres Lerch against Agnes Lerch. Lerch alleged that Bly called at his house in his absence and bribed his children.
  • 18 Jul 1922 William Bair filed suit for a divorce from Nellie Bair, charging cruel and inhuman treatment. The couple were married in 1913.
  • 19 Jul 1922 Mayo Rall neglected her housework and called him bad names, according to Arthur Rall in his divorce complaint. He asked the custody of his two daughters, Jennie and Sarah.
  • 19 Jul 1922 Failure to provide was the charge that Myrtle Smith made against Leo Smith in her suit for divorce filed in superior court.
  • 19 Jul 1922 Two suits totaling $4,400 were filed yesterday by Mrs. Martha Feichter against Charles Feichter, who was granted a divorce from her last Friday. In one suit Mrs. Feichter seeks to collect $2,000 on a promissory note and in the second she seeks to replevin $1,200 worth of household goods and asks an equal amount of damage.
  • 19 Jul 1922 Charging non-support and gamblilng, Nellie Bair yesterday filed suit for a divorce from William Bair.
  • 20 Jul 1922 Claiming that his wife told him she married him so she could send him to the state penal farm and let him earn $1 a day for her support, Herman Keppler filed suit for a divorce from Minnie Keppler late yesterday afternoon in superior court. Keppler also allege that his wife frequently chased him with a butcher knife.
  • 20 Jul 1922 Alleging that William Evans worked only eight months in two years and that the rest of the time she had to live with her parents, Della Evans yesterday filed suit for a divorce from William Evans.
  • 20 Jul 1922 Mary Racine, 419 Masterson avenue, filed suit for divorce against Virgil Racine, charging failure to support.
  • 21 Jul 1922 Trial of wife neglect charges against Andrew Sorg, Cottage Grove avenue was suddenly brought to a climax yesterday morning when Sorg, testifying in his own behalf, hurled charges against his wife and mentioned a local physician in connection with the case. When the charge was made Mrs. Sorg cried hysterically for a few minutes and then swooned on the floor of the courthouse. Because it was found necessary to take the woman to a local hospital for medical treatment, the case was cantinued until August 1, Judge Mungovan declaring that the physician mentioned should be brought in to testify at that time and that the woman should have every opportunity to defend herself against the charge.
  • 21 Jul 1922 Jennie Hobson was named as co-respondent in a cross-complaint filed by Mayo Rall against Arthur Rall. Mrs. Rall also charged that her husband accused her falsely and that he failed to provide for her. She asks the custody of her two children.
  • 21 Jul 1922 Caroline Shull, 312 Harrison street, filed suit for divorce from Guy Shull, druggist, charging cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 21 Jul 1922 Edward DeLong, machinist, asked a divorce from Edna DeLong, alleging that she quarreled and nagged at him continually.
  • 21 Jul 1922 The question of the jurisdiction of the local court in the divorce case of Hazel Shorb against Cecil Shorb was taken up yesterday afternoon before Special Judge John H. Aiken in superior court. Shorb declared that he did not want the local court to issue a restraining order preventing his use of his money it it had no authority in the case. Judge Aiken set the case for trial next Wednesday when the question of jurisdiction and all other issues will be disposed of. The case has not been filed 60 days, but the court declared that the case constituted an emergency and the regular rule of Judge Ballou would be suspended. Shorb is a railroad employe and has been boarding with his wife in several towns since they came to Fort Wayne to make their home. The question of jurisdiction depends upon residence and the question of residence depends on intent of residence.
  • 21 Jul 1922 Helen Morris, 1002 Wildwood avenue, asks $20,000 alimony from Attorney Samuel Morris, her husband, in a cross-complaint for divorce filed late yesterday afternoon in superior court. Mrs. Morris charged her husband with infidelity and with lavishing his money upon other women. She asks the custody of her little son, Samuel, age 6 years. Without naming co-respondents, Mrs. Morris specifically charges her husband with having illicit relations with other women from April 16 to May 30 of the present year. She alleges that he "took women to his office for immoral purposes" and that he often "took women, both married and unmarried, to local cafes, where he lavished his money upon them." Other allegations contained in the complaint are that he struck her, called her vile names, told her that he did not care for her and that he wanted to get rid of her. Also, that he absented himself from his home and his office for long periods of time and that he took women of questionable character to the lakes and other cities on missions of pleasure. The complaint states that the plaintiff in the original action has a large sum of money on deposit at a local bank, the amount of which is not known to the cross-complainant, and that he is owner of real estate worth $6,000. She asks money for attorney fees and a reasonable amount for the support of her child. Mrs. Morris avers that the coldness and unkindness of her husband has been the source of great humiliation to her. The divorce suit was filed about two months ago and the complaint was taken from the files at once in an effort to keeep the action a secret. The couple were married in 1913.
  • 22 Jul 1922 Three thousand dollars alimony was asked by Mary Fritz in a suit for divorce filed yesterday against Michael Fritz, local contractor. Mrs. Fritz alleged in her complaint that her husband got a rifle and threatened to shoot her and a party of friends at Lake James Wednesday after he had drunk a quart of bootleg whisky. She ask the custody of her four children.
  • 22 Jul 1922 Judge Ballou yesterday told Claude Roser he would send him to jail for 10 days unless he paid $15 to his wife by noon today. Roser was found guilty of contempt when re refused to keep the order of the court for support.
  • 22 Jul 1922 The court ordered Roy Shuler to pay Dora Shuler $10 a week for support and $35 attorney fees.
  • 22 Jul 1922 James Younghaus filed a supplemental complaint for divorce from Esther Younghaus, saying that he had made another attempt to live with her as his wife and had failed.
  • 23 Jul 1922 Because of her humiliation at being constantly dunned by bill collectors for money on debts, which she says her husband refused to pay, Velma David yesterday filed suit for a divorce from Richard Davis. Mrs. David alleged non-support charging that her husband had bought her only one suit and one coat since they were married two years ago.
  • 23 Jul 1922 Alretia Wafer asked a divorce from Stephen Wafer, charging non-support.
  • 23 Jul 1922 Wayne Plummer aksed a divorce from Tennis Plummer on the charge of non-support.
  • 23 Jul 1922 Mariam Eckrote filed a suit for support against Lawrence Eckrote.
  • 23 Jul 1922 The divorce suit of Emma Wolfe against Russell Wolfe was dismissed on the motion of the plaintiff.
  • 25 Jul 1922 Pretty Helen W. Augspurger has learned that a good-looking husband is hard to hold. Howard E. Augspurger told her time and again that he could not help attracting other young women, according to her story told to Judge Ballou in the divorce court yesterday afternoon. The young wife admitted that she had run away to be married and that Harold has been mean to her. She was granted a divorce. The defendant, said to be a real heart-breaker did not appear in court. A letter written to him by another girl was submitted as evidence.
  • 25 Jul 1922 Walter Bibb, who told the court that he and his wife, Mabel were the champion growlers of Fort Wayne. He said they quarreled about everything. Walter was granted the divorce.
  • 25 Jul 1922 Emelia Doenges was granted a divorce from Fred Doenges, Adams township farmer. Doenges has viled a cross-complaint. he said his wife tried continually during their married life to get control of his property. He deeded her a house and lot in Fort Wayne and paid her $185 in cash as alimony. "Now I can sleep without worry," he told his attorney when the case was concluded.
  • 25 Jul 1922 The case of Mary Brennan against William Brennan was continued after part of the evidence had been heard. Children by a former marriage and drink seem the cause of the trouble.
  • 25 Jul 1922 Esther Angel filed suit for a divorce from John Angel, charging that he struck her and threatened to kill her. She also alleged non-support.
  • 25 Jul 1922 Amy R. Thomas filed suit for a divorce from John H. Thomas, charging failure to support. She also asked that her former name of Amy Oplaz be restored. The couple were married in 1909.
  • 25 Jul 1922 Blanche Tonkel filed an answer of general denial to the suit of Harry W. Tonkel, for divorce and asked that her maiden name be restored in case the divorce is granted.
  • 25 Jul 1922 Bernard Krull was ordered to pay Anna Krull $35 for attorney fees in her suit for divorce.
  • 25 Jul 1922 Arthur Viatt was ordered to pay his wife's attorney, $25 within 60 days.
  • 25 Jul 1922 George Bennett was ordered to pay Marie Bennett $35 for attorney fees.
  • 26 Jul 1922 Giggling on the witness stand caused Judge Ballou to refuse a divorce to Fearne Sievers from August Sievers yesterday afternoon. Laughter turned to tears when the young woman found that the court had refused her a decree. The court held a special hearing to accommodate her in violation of his ruling that divorce cases shall be heard only on Monday. The woman said her husband had $4,000 worth of property, but she did not even ask him to pay her attorney fees. "Getting a divorce is a serious matter," the court said in explaining his actions. Mrs. Sievers said she was married when she was 16 years of age.
  • 26 Jul 1922 Tennis L. Plummer filed a cross-complaint for divorce from Wayne Plummer yesterday, charging infidelity. Plummer lives in Bluffton and works in Fort Wayne.
  • 26 Jul 1922 The divorce case of Mary C. Racine against Virgil Racine was dismissed on a motion by the plaintiff.
  • 27 Jul 1922 After the family affairs of Hazel Shorb and Cecil Shorb had been thoroughly aired in superior court yesterday the divorce case of Mrs. Shorb was dismissed by Special Judge John H. Aiken, who held that the plaintiff was not a resident of Allen county. Shorb, who took the stand in his own behalf in the afternoon, declared that the trouble between him and his wife was the result of "too much mother-in-law." The mother-in-law is Mrs. G. L. Morrison, 2916 Webster street. Shorb, who claims Hobart, Ind., as his home, indicated that he would return there and file suit for a divorce against his wife. The court admitted after the trial that he doubted the story of Mrs. Shorb, who weighs 215 pounds, that her husband, weighing 130 pounds, was in the habit of knocking her down with his fists. Shorb admitted slapping his wife on one occasion after he said she called his mother a liar. The couple had been living alternately with the parents of both. Mrs. Shorb is a telephone operator at the Anthony hotel.
  • 27 Jul 1922 Charging that his wife was so quarrelsome that he could not live with her, John Siples, plasterer, 1424 Spy Run avenue, yesterday asked a divorce from Ollie Siples.
  • 27 Jul 1922 Esther Younghaus filed a petition in superior court asking a weekly allowance for support from James Younghaus, who is suing her for divorce.
  • 27 Jul 1922 Edward DeLong was ordered to pay his wife, Edna, $10 a week for support and $35 for attorney's fees.
  • 28 Jul 1922 The custody of five minor children was asked by Caroline Ertel in her suit for a limited separation of two years from Joseph Ertel, filed yesterday afternoon in superior court. Mrs. Ertel charged that her husband is a habitual drunkard, that he has a violent temper and that he spends his night going about with men of bad reputation. The couple was married in 1903.
  • 28 Jul 1922 Frank Osterman, who probably has the longest divorce court record of any man in Fort Wayne, has filed an amended paragraph in his complaint for a new trial. Osterman's wife, Helen, was granted a divorce several months ago and he has asked a new trial in order to present some new evidence. The case will come before Judge Ballou soon.
  • 28 Jul 1922 Mrs. Catherine DeLagrange yesterday filed an affidavit in superior court asking that her divorce case, which was set for Monday, be postponed. Mrs. DeLagrange says she has been under the care of a physician for some time and that it is necessary for her to undergo an operation soon. She says that she would not be able to stand the strain of a trial Monday.
  • 28 Jul 1922 Michael Fritz was ordered to pay his wife, Mary, $10 per week for support, $50 for attorney fees and $30 on some real estate which the couple were buying.
  • 29 Jul 1922 Arguments on a complaint for a new trial in the case of Frank Osterman against Helen Osterman was heard yesterday afternoon before Judge Ballou. The case was taken under advisement until Monday. Osterman's wife was granted a divorce several weeks ago by Special Judge Levi Todd, but Osterman insists that he should have been given the verdict.
  • 29 Jul 1922 Judge Ballou has ordered Rose Leasure, witness in the divorce action of Samuel Morris against Helen Morris, to appear at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at the office of Attorney C.R. McNabb in the Shoaff building to have her deposition taken.
  • 29 Jul 1922 After they had painted each other black , by their restimony in the divorce court yesterday, Judge Wood took the case of Lulu Wickliffe against Bert Wickliffe under advisement until Wednesday. The court urged the young couple to adjust their difference and go back together for the sake of their curly-headed by, Dicky, aged 2. He held up his judgment in an effort to get the couple to reunite. The judge indicated that he thought the stories told by the parties to the cuit were magnified by their anger.
  • 30 Jul 1922 The divorce suit of Catherine DeLagrange against Louis DeLagrange was granted a change of venue to Adams county by Judge Ballou yesterday. DeLagrange filed a counter showing in which he charged that his wife falsified when she filed an affidavit saying that she could no attend the trail Monday because of poor health.
  • 30 Jul 1922 Florence Medaris yesterday sued Floyd Medaris for divorce in superior court. The complaint was taken from the filed.
  • 30 Jul 1922 Charging non-support and cruel treatment, Loa Runyon, 215 West Washington boulevard, brought suit for a divorce from Anthony K. Runyon.

  • 01 Aug 1922 Charles Lerch yesterday was ordered by Judge Ballou in the superior court to pay $10,00 per week to his wife for support until the court has had time to hear the suit for divorce filed some time ago by his wife. Mr. and Mrs. Lerch have four children and they have not been able to agree as to the custody of them. Yesterday the parties brought the matter before the court and after they had consulted with Judge Ballou and court made an order giving the custody of two children each to the father and mother. Each will have the privilege of visiting the children in the custody of the other at any reasonalbe time. The court's order also provides that the defendant shall pay his wife's attorney fee of $35.
  • 01 Aug 1922 Pearl Scott filed a suit for divorce from John Scott, charging curel treatment. They were married January 1, 1920, and separated July 25, 1922.
  • 01 Aug 1922 James Younghaus, who has filed a suit for divorce against his wife, Esther Younghaus, was order to pay $35 into the court for his wife's attorney fees.
  • 01 Aug 1922 John C. Creiger was ordered by the court to pay $35 into court for his wife's attorney fees, the latter being plainriff in a divorce action.
  • 01 Aug 1922 Mary A. Fritz was given judgement for divorce against Michael Fritz. She was also given judgement for $50 for attorney's fees and $10 per week for her support.
  • 01 Aug 1922 Mrs. Helen G. Morris was given an order by the court against her husand, Samuel L. Mossis, who sometime since filed a suit for divorce, for $60 per month support until the case can be heard and disposed of. The case has been set for trial on August 15.
  • 01 Aug 1922 Charging cruel and inhuman treatment, Ferne Sievers filed a suit for divorce from August C. Sievers. She charges that he frequently beat her and called her cruel and vile names. She asks the custody of one son, 6 years of age.
  • 02 Aug 1922 Stella Wikel yesterday filed an action for a temporary separation from her husband, Lawrence Wikel. Mrs. Wikel alleges that they have two children and that she is compelled to work in order to keep her children from starving and to cloth them, although her husband is a man of considerable means and earns $60 a week as a brick mason. She alleges that he has $300 deposited in the Citizens Trust company and she asks that the bank be restrained from paying out this money until the court can hear and decide this suit. She asks for an allowance of $25 per week while the case is pending and $100 for an attorney's fee. She asks for seperation for one year. She also asks that husband or for whatever time the defendant be restrained from molesting her while this suit is pending.
  • 02 Aug 1922 John C. Wilt has filed a suit for divorce against his wife, Mrs. Fern Wilt, alleging that the defendant threatened to throw his clothes out of the house and call the police if he did not get out. He says his wife has falsely accused him and compelled him to leave home against his protest.
  • 02 Aug 1922 Mrs. Alive Lare was given a divorce from Ira Lare in the superior court yesterday by Judge Ballou. She said her husband was cruel to her and often threw kitchen utensils at her and abused her in other ways. She alleged that he was a spiritualist and that frequently he pretended to hold communications with the dead and tried to force her to converse with the spirits. They were married March 9, 1922, and separated two months later.
  • 03 Aug 1922 Mrs. Ruth Chandler is the plaintiff in a divorce suit filed yesterday against Stephen B. Chandler, seeking alimony in the sum of $2,000. Mrs. Chandler alleges that they were married November 6, 1915, and separated July 29, 1922. They have three children and she asks that the court give her an order for $15 a week for the support of herself and children during the time the action in pending. She says, she and her husband have joint interests in property, and that the defendant has other property, that he is a machinist and earns 86 cents an hour. She asks that he be restrained from disposing of any of this property until further order of the court. She charges that he has been cruel to her and frequently cursed and beat her.
  • 03 Aug 1922 A limited divorce is asked in a suit filed yesterday in the superior court by Mrs. Virginia Pelz against Edward Pelz. An allowance of $10 per week for her support, and allowance for attorney's fees and the custody of their child is also asked. She charges that her husband has been cruel to her and frequently cursed and called her vile names. They were married July 3, 1920.
  • 03 Aug 1922 Mrs. Mabel Sample, in a divorce action filed yesterday, says that she and her husband, Forrest Jesse Sample, met recently in New York. He had told her, she says, that he was ambitious and insisted that he had many ways of making a living, all of which she found to be untrue.
  • 03 Aug 1922 John A. Pratt seeks a divorce from his wife, Ida J. Pratt, charging that since their marriage, July 8, 1910, she has levt him on six different occasions, but that he had always succeeded in coaxing her to return until the last time, July 9, 1922. He charges his wife with keeping company with other men and alleges that when he protested to this that she told him she would do as she pleased.
  • 04 Aug 1922 Thomas A. Bogue made such a specialty of sitting out on the porch and cursing his wife that at times the neighbors could not sleep, according to the complaint filed yesterday in the superior court by Mrs. Eva M. Bogue. They were married on June 18, 1921, Mrs. Bogue says and separated July 29, 1922. After they had been married five days, the complaint aalleges, the defendant began cursing her and calling her vile names and has put in at least half of his time since indulging in the pastime. She says that at least on 50 nights he has sat on the porch cursing her and some times engaged in this habit until such a late hour that their neighbors could not sleep. He told her she wought to be dead, she says, and also maintained that no decent woman would sit on the fromt porch without her husband. The plaintiff alleges that her husband has taken her to a place of amusement only once since they were married and on that occasion he made such a disturbance about a young boy who sat next to her that the boy was compelled to move. The complaint states that the devendant has pulled his wife's hair out by the handful. She seeks a divorce, judgement for the costs of the proceedings and the restoration of her maiden name of Eva M. Russell.
  • 05 Aug 1922 Mary Branstrator is the plaintiff in a suit filed yesterday in the superior court against Dallas Branstrator in which she seeks the immediate payment of an $8,000 judgement for alimony allowed her by the court July 31, 1921. The judgement was to be paid in installments, $1,000 within 30 days, $3,000 in 120 days and $4,000 in 10 months. The complaint alleges that although the judgement was rendered more that a year ago, only $1,000 has been paid. The defendant is the owner of a 100-acre farm in Pleasant township and the plaintiff has ordered out an execution against this property, cut it was found that August Bruder holds a $8,300 mortgage on the farm and it is alleged that both Bruder and Branstrator have refused to say how much is owing and due Bruder on this mortgage, thus preventing an appraisal of the property so the same might be sold by the sheriff and the plaintiff's judgement paid. The court is asked to modify its order so that the judgement may be all due at this time, and it is also asked that Bruder be ordered to answer that the amount due him as principal and interest may be ascertained and the property appraised and sold by the sheriff, if necessary, to pay the balance due on the plaintiff's judgement.
  • 05 Aug 1922 Mr. and Mrs. Allen J. Lawrence were married in Kalamazoo on the 8th day of July, Mr. Lawrence alleges in a complaint for divorce filed yesterday, and separated on the 15th. day of July, after one week of married life. The plaintiff states that immediately following their marriage Mrs. Lawrence told him that they had been invited to visit some friends in the vicinity of Kalamazoo and that, although her had never seen these friends, he consented to this arrangement and they went to the home of these parties. They had been at the home of these friends but a short time when it was apparent, the plaintiff alleges, that his wife was in love with the head of the house where they were visiting and that she sat on the man's lap and showed her affection for him in many ways, although the wife of the host objected "seriously." The hose, the complaint says, arranged a berry-picking party and all of the household as well as Mr. Lawrence and his wife were members of the party. Shortly after they reached the berry patches, the complaint alleges, Mrs. Lawrence and the host strayed away from the party and were gone an hour. Whe he found his wife he told her to arrange immediately to go to Fort Wayne. Afterwards he took occasion to reprimand her for her conduct in Kalamazoo, when the defendant merely laughed at him, since which time he has not seen or heard anything of her.
  • 05 Aug 1922 Edwin Baumgartner has filed a cross complaint against his wife, Adeline Baumgartner, in the superior court in which he alleges that his wife failed to take proper care of their two children and refused to cook his meals and failed to keep their house in order. Mrs. Baumgartner recently filed a suit for divorce.
  • 05 Aug 1922 Emelia H. Myers filed a suit for divorce yesterday against Charles A. Myers, asking alimony in the amount of $500, $15 per week during the pendency of the case for the support of each of two children, $5 per week for her own support, $75 for her attorney's fee and the custody of the children. She alleges that her husband has been cruel to her and has not provided a suitable home for her since their marriage March 9, 1907.
  • 06 Aug 1922 Mrs. Marion Eckrote filed a suit for separation from Lawrence Eckrote. She alleges that her husband has insisted that his parents live with them and that her mother-in-law believes in spiritualism and has greatly annoyed her with her expreriments with the ouiji board. Constate strife is a result, she charges, and her husband has refused to provide another home for her.
  • 06 Aug 1922 Izatta Smith was granted a decree of divorce by Judge Ballou in the superior court yesterday, the evidence being heard several days since and taken under advisement by the court.
  • 08 Aug 1922 Orville Smith, who asked a divorce from Ethel Smith, alleged that his wife received men of bad character in their home while he was absent from the home working as a contractor. He said she also received letters touched in endearing terms from men. The couple married April 15, 1922, and separated August 5.
  • 08 Aug 1922 Iva Bergk charged that Arthur Bergk choked and beat her and them abandoned her and two children without means of support. She asks the custody of the children. The couple married in 1910.
  • 08 Aug 1922 Harry Hansell was granted a divorce from Dena Hansell, but the latter was given custody of their 7-year-old child. Hansell was scored by Judge Heaton because of his alleged lact of interest in the child. He was ordered to pay $3 a week for its support.
  • 08 Aug 1922 Mabel Reed was granted a divorce from David Reed on grounds of cruel treatment and neglect.
  • 08 Aug 1922 Flora McGirk was granted a divorce from Nathaniel McGirk.
  • 08 Aug 1922 Owen Graham was ordered to pay Helen Graham $4 a week for support and $35 for attorney fees.
  • 08 Aug 1922 Richard David was ordered to pay Velma Davis $35 for her attorney fees with in 60 days.
  • 08 Aug 1922 Rue Olinger was given custody of his son for a period of one month yesterday by Judge Pro Tem Heaton. The child is now with its mother, Vonna Olinger. The final custody of the child will be settled September 11. The Olingers are divorced.
  • 09 Aug 1922 Alice Kiser told an unusual story in divorce court yesterday afternoon of how she was forced to work long hous as a janitress at a local church while her husband, George Kiser, loafed about houme and did the house work. Mrs. Kiser sued for a divorce after her husband had kicked her shins because she unbraided him for entertaining other women in her home while she worked among strangers, she declared. Mrs. Kiser testified that she came home from work one day to find a strange woman sitting on the sofa smoking a perfumed cigaret. Much to her surprise, she said, the woman stayed for luncheon. "I have to go to work now, I think you had better be going, too," Mrs. Kiser said she told the strange woman. "No, indeed, I'm going to stay and help George with the dishes," replied the woman. In the evening Mrs. Kiser returned from work to find the woman seated with her husband at the evening meal. Mrs. Kiser went back to work after supper and when she returned at 10 o'clock she learned that the woman had just left, she said. "What do you think of that?" Judge Pro Tem Heaton asked the attorneys in the case. They agreed that it was bad enough if true. The case was taken under advisement for a day.
  • 09 Aug 1922 Sylvia Stephens, 23 years old and pretty, was granted a divorce from Arthur Stephens, 26 years old, by Special Judge John H. Aiker to whom she told a story of cruel treatment and insufficient support. She was given the custody of her child, Rosanna, 18 months old.
  • 09 Aug 1922 Lena Avis asked a divorce from Harry Avis and $1,000 alimony on a charge of non-support.
  • 09 Aug 1922 Edith Simpson, 1016 McKee street, asked a divorce from John Simpson, alleging neglect and cruel treatment.
  • 09 Aug 1922 Charles Uran was divorced from Mary V. Uran on a charge of cruel treatment.
  • 10 Aug 1922 Alleging that Roy L. Sands, her husband, is a habitual drunkard, the he's to lazy and that he calls her vile names, Pearl Sands filed suit for a divorce in Superior court yesterday afternoon. Sands recently served a term on the state penal farm when he was convicted in the city court on a charge of loitering, the complaint states.
  • 10 Aug 1922 Goldie Downs asked $2,000 alimony in a second paragraph of a complaint filed against her husband, Frank Downs. She charged his with slapping, choking and cursing and said he refusted to come to the hospital to see her when she was ill.
  • 11 Aug 1922 Bertha Boitet filed suit for a divorce from John Boitet yesterday afternoon, charging infidelity and non-support. She claims that her husband frequently abusented himself from home to associate with other women.
  • 11 Aug 1922 Carman Waters asked $5,000 alimony in a suit for divorce filed against Frank Waters. She alleged that he threw her violently onto a sofa when she was in a delicate condition and made it necessary for her to have an operation for which her refused to pay.
  • 11 Aug 1922 Earl Charlton was made defendant in a suit for divorce brought by Sallie Charlton, who charged cruel and inhuman treatment. The couple were married eight years ago.
  • 11 Aug 1922 Florence Hofheinz had her husband, Henry Hofheinz cited for contempt of court. She said he insisted on coming to her home in violation of a restraining order issued by the court and that he pounded on the doors until he disturbed the entire neighborhood. Hofheinz was ordered to appear in court and answer the charge.
  • 11 Aug 1922 Alice Kiser was granted a divorce from George Kiser yesterday by Judge Pro Tem Ben Heaton in superior court. The evidence was heard last Monday. Mrs. Kiser testified that her husband loafed about the house with a strange woman as his guest while she worked hard as a janitor in a local church.
  • 11 Aug 1922 Christ Rodenbeck has a tough time trying to make both ends meet on $22 a week, he told Judge Benjamin Henton in superior court yesterday. He explained that he has been thrice married, twice divorced and on the $22 weekly income had to support himself, his third wife, a daughter by his first marriage and two children by his second marriage. He asked the court to reduce the allowance for the support of the two children, who are in the custody of his second wife, from $6 a week to $5. The court granted the request.
  • 12 Aug 1922 Mrs. Estella Bailhe, 901 Kennsington boulevard, was granted a divorce from Gaston Bailhe, musician and orchastra leader, yesterday morning in superior court on a cross complaint. She was given $1,100 in alimony to be paid in installments of $100 monthly, the house and lot on Kensington boulevard, and all the household furniture. Mrs. Bailhe testified that she had gone to the home of a woman member of Mr. Mailhe's orchestra and found presents ther which, she said, bore the card of her husband. She testified also to cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 12 Aug 1922 Katherine Hill sued for a divorce from Robert Hill yesterday, charging that he is guilty of associating with other women and with spending money on them. She also charges non-support. The couple live at 1116 Eliza street.
  • 12 Aug 1922 When Judge Ben Heaton gave Louis Gerardo the choice between paying his wife, Emma, $35 or going to jail, Gerardo replied: "I'll pay if you will give me a bill of divorce." "This court does not enter into bargains," said the judge. "Will you pay or go to jail?" "Now, please don't send me to jail, please don't," pleaded Gerardo. "I'll pay." "But can't you give me a bill of divorce?" he asked as he handed over the money.
  • 12 Aug 1922 Nora Wietfeld asked a limited separation of five years from Fred Wietfeld yesterday, whom she charged with non-support and an unruly temper.
  • 13 Aug 1922 Mary Swisher, 1218 Lafayette street, filed suit for a divorce from Floyd Swisher yesterday, alleging that he had bought her no clothing except a hat and a pair of slippers since they were married a year ago. She also charged him with keeping late hours.
  • 15 Aug 1922 The most sensational divorce of the day was that of Emma Gerardo against Louis Gerardo, 1126 Cass street. Mrs. Gerardo charged her husband with habitual drunkenness, with squandering their joint bank account and with falsely accusing her of infidelity. Gerardo came from the jail, where he is being held on a charge of violating the liquor law, to attend the trial. Although he had been confined since Saturday night he had not recovered from a jag, which his wife testified, had been almost perpetual for the past year. After the trial Mrs. Gerardo appealed to him to be a man and give up drinking. "You used to be a man and a good one before you took to drink," she said.
  • 15 Aug 1922 Martha Slick was granted a divorce from Clarence Slick on grounds of cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 15 Aug 1922 Edwin Orr was granted a divorce from Besie Orr on the ground of cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 15 Aug 1922 Paul Stein was divorced from Loretta Stein and was ordered to pay her $5 a week for support.
  • 15 Aug 1922 Jack Savu told the court that Alfday Savu failed to perform the duties of a wife for him and he was granted a divorce.
  • 15 Aug 1922 Mary Kendall dismissed her divorce suit against Jediah Kendall whom she charged wit being "the laziest man in Fort Wayne." The evidence was heard some time ago and was taken under advisement. Both the plaintiff and defendant are near 70 years old.
  • 15 Aug 1922 Edward Ramsey filed suit for a divorce from Emily Ramsey, charging that she threw knives and cooking utensiles at his head and that she refused to cook and care for him. The couple married in 1917 and have lived apart since 1919.
  • 15 Aug 1922 Hazel Marschand asked a separation of two years from Warner Marschand, charging that he has deserted her three times recently without any support. She asks $125 a month for the support of herself and a child soon to be born.
  • 15 Aug 1922 Albert Stoler filed a cross complaint for divorce from his wife. He charges that she has threatened to kill him and that she has frequently admitted that she married him solely for his money.
  • 16 Aug 1922 Verlin Plattner filed suit for a divorce from Blanche Plattner late yesterday afternoon in superior court, charging that she associated with another man. He also asked the custody of his son, Maurice, age 9. The couple were married in 1911 and separated August 8.
  • 16 Aug 1922 Adah Luther was granted a divorce from George Luther by Judge Pro Tem Heaton. Mrs. Luther testified that her husband beat her black and blue with his fists.
  • 16 Aug 1922 Special Judge Carl Yaple granted Tennis L. Plummer a divorce from Wayne Plummer. The plaintiff testified that it was impossible to them to have any peace together. Her maiden name of Tennis Beyerlein was restored.
  • 17 Aug 1922 Henry Hofheinz, G. R. & I conductor, in a cross complaint charged that he had a "most extravagant wife in Fort Wayne," and said the expense began before they were married when he had to pay her debts and buy her trousseau. Hofheinz alleged that his wife cashed $1,000 which he had in war savings stamps and gave them to her relatives. Another time, he said, she took $125 which he gave her to pay a debt and loaned it to her brother, leaving the debt unpaid. He also accused Mrs. Hofeinz of entertaining a strange man while he was away on his run.
  • 17 Aug 1922 Cardes Johnson asked $1,000 alimony in a suit for divorce filed against Leo Johnson. She also asked the custody of her two children.
  • 17 Aug 1922 Effinger Hartteroad asked a divorce from Brooxie Hartteroad charging infidelity.
  • 17 Aug 1922 Non-support and jealousy were the charges that Olive Grace Reader, 1318 Bluff street, brought against Ephram Reader. She asks the custody of their four minor children.
  • 17 Aug 1922 Lawrence Eckrote filed a cross complaint against Miriam Eckrote, alleging that she left him without cause and refused to care for their son, Billy.
  • 18 Aug 1922 Alleging that Oscar Hummon, her husband, spent his time and money on other women, Ethel Hummon, yesterday filed suit for divorce and the custody of her son, Raymond. Mrs. Hummon also alleged that her husband called her vile names and beat her.
  • 18 Aug 1922 Olive Haviland filed suit for a divorce from Grank Haviland charging non-support and cruel and inhuman treatment. The couple was married in 1913.
  • 18 Aug 1922 Jennie Potts has been ordered to appear at 2 o'clock this afternoon at the office of Attorney C. R. McNabb and have her deposition taken in the divorce case of Samuel Morris against Helen G. Morris.
  • 19 Aug 1922 Emma Cora Wilson asked a divorce from Hugh Henry Wilson charging failure to support. She asked that her maiden name of Emma Cora Louden be restored.
  • 19 Aug 1922 George Ellingwood sued Bertha Ellingwood for divorce, alleging that she stayed out late at night in the company of disreputable women.
  • 19 Aug 1922 Cruel and inhuman treatment was the charge that Effie Schultz brought against Steven Schultz.
  • 20 Aug 1922 Virgil Van Buskirk filed suit for divorce from Guy Van Buskirk charging him with cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 20 Aug 1922 The divorce suit of Albrita Wafer against Stephen Wafer was dismissed yesterday on a motion by the plaintiff.
  • 20 Aug 1922 Rose Leasure refused to answer several questions asked her by counsel for the plaintiff when her deposition was being taken in the divorce case of Samuel Morris against Helen Morris. Miss Leasure is a witness for the defense.
  • 22 Aug 1922 Elizabeth Foster sued Manley Foster for divorce yesterday on a charge of non-support.
  • 22 Aug 1922 Anna Krull, defendant in a divorce suit brought by her husband, has been ordered to appear at the office of Herbert I Watts, circuit court reporter, at 10 o'clock next Monday morning and have her deposition taken. She is also ordered to bring her bankbooks for examination.
  • 22 Aug 1922 Adeline Baumgertner, whose husband charged she spent $11.60 one week for rouge, powder, freckle-remover, and othe beauty aids, and had only 40 cents left on which to support herself and two small children for five days, was refused a divorce. Her husband, Edwin Baumgartner, who was charged with staying out late at night and spending his Sundays at the lakes, was also refused a divorce on his cross complaint. The judge said he had decided that one was just as irresponsible as the other, and that it would be a pity to spoil two houses by separating them.
  • 22 Aug 1922 Florence Foreman was divorced from Walter Foreman, whom she charges, wrongfully accused her, failed to support her and struck her. Foreman was ordered to pay her $10 a week for the support of her child.
  • 22 Aug 1922 Maude Greed was granted a divorce from John Greed. The plaintiff charged that her husband deserted her, and went to Chicago. Her maiden name of Maude Galton was restored.
  • 22 Aug 1922 Isaac Hart was granted a divorce from Mary Hart, who charged that she deserted him and his daughter, Dorothy Marie, age 13.
  • 23 Aug 1922 Frank Osterman, whose record in the divorce court is by far the longest of any man in Allen county, yesterday filed a complaint to declare all past ordered in his divorce action null and void. After three unsuccessful attempts to secure a divorce, his wife, Helen, was finally granted a divorce on her cross complaint. Osterman has made several insuccessful attempts to reopen the case and secure the divorce in his own name. In his latest complaint he alleges that his wife and her mother threatened to scald him with hot water if he came to see his child.
  • 23 Aug 1922 Charging that her husband, Claude Woodring, deserted her five times in their married life of six years, Eva Woodring late yesterday filed suit for a divorce and the custody of her children. The plaintiff alleges that Woodring went to work as usual on May 10, and that he never came home. She says she does not know where he is at the present time.
  • 23 Aug 1922 Harry Turner filed suit for a divorce from George Turner, charging that she remained away from home at night and associated with men and women of bad reputation.
  • 24 Aug 1922 Elsie Walker yesterday afternoon brought suit for divorce from Charles Walker, charging that he had been guilty of associating with other women and that he had boasted of the fact. She asked the custody of her two children and was granted a restraining order to prevent him from visiting her home at 1802 1/2 High street.
  • 24 Aug 1922 Charging her husband with gambling and intoxication, Mary Angel filed suit for a divorce from Harry Angel yesterday afternoon.
  • 25 Aug 1922 "Divorce refused both parties and separation refused," was the entry Judge Ballou made yesterday afternoon in the divorce suit of Florence Hofheinz against Henry Hofheinz, 2533 Lafayette street, G.R. & I conductor. The case lasted a day and one-half and was marked by the introduction of sensational testimony. The judge said he thought both parties were to blames for the trouble. Stories of fights, infidelity and quarrels over money were told.
  • 25 Aug 1922 John W. Bolinger asked a divorce from Ratia Bolinger alleging that she burned his Sunday pants to keep him from going to church because she was jealous of some of the feminine members of the congregation.
  • 25 Aug 1922 Arthur Salge asked a divorce from Edna Salge and names Raymong Claycomb as co-respondent. The couple has been married only 14 months.
  • 25 Aug 1922 Charging desertion, Clara May Colon applied for a divorce from Marion W. Colon. The couple have not lived together for five years.
  • 27 Aug 1922 A suit to annul her marriage contract with Nimrod Fowler was filed by Ethel Fowler. The plaintiff alleges that her husband was of unsound mind when she married him at Corydon, Ind., March 11, 1919, and that he was incapable of entering the contract. Fowler is now in the national sanitarium for insane at Marion, the complaint says. Mrs. Fowler asks that her maiden name of Ethel B. Waldon be resored.
  • 29 Aug 1922 The only case heard was that of Harry Osborn against Catherine Osborn and Special Judge Ben Heaton promptly refused it. He told the couple that marriage was a serious matter and that their petty quarrels did not warrant consideration in a divorce court.
  • 29 Aug 1922 Littleton James Scott, 509 Holman street, charged Anna E. Scott with infidelity.
  • 29 Aug 1922 Mrs. Wilma Johnson, Perry township, filed suit for divorce from Joseph Johnson, whom she charged with failure to support and cruel and inhuman treatment. She asks that custody of her child.
  • 29 Aug 1922 Sara Salzbrenner, New Haven, asked a divorce and $6,000 alimony from Fred Salzbrenner, whom she charged with failure to support whilde she was sick in bed. She also charged his with beating her.
  • 29 Aug 1922 Edna Bowden, 1120 Burgess street asked a divorce from Ernest Dowden on a charge of infidelity.
  • 30 Aug 1922 Jack Savu was ordered to appear in superior court Friday and answer a charge of contempt for failure to pay his wife attorney fees in her divorce suit. Mrs. Savu married another man on the day after her divorce was granted.
  • 31 Aug 1922 Viola Edmondson, 1411 Monroe street, asked a divorce from William Edmondson, alleging that he often came home drunk and beat her black and blue.
  • 31 Aug 1922 Marie Russell charged Edward Russell with desertion in 1914. The couple married in 1919. Marie has filed for divorce.
  • 31 Aug 1922 Elizabeth Brand files suit for divorce against George Brand with cruel and inhuman treatment. She asks the custody of her 2-year-old daughter, Maurine.
  • 31 Aug 1922 Minnie Myers has filed suit for a divorce from John Myers, 2317 Brooklyn avenue. She charged non-support. The couple have been married 20 years.

  • 02 Sep 1922 Clara Dawson was granted a divorce from Earl Dawson by Judge Ballou late yesterday afternoon in superior court. Mrs. Dawson was given the custody of her child, Maxine, 6 years old. The plaintiff, a pretty young woman of 25 years, told a story of non-support.
  • 02 Sep 1922 Mary Angel dismissed her suit for divorce from Harry Angel.
  • 02 Sep 1922 Frances Linton dismissed her suit for divorce from Charles Linton.
  • 07 Sep 1922 A creaking back-gate caused a neighbor to discover that Dr. Albert E. Stoler was calling on the plaintiff's wife by stealth, Ephriam Reader alleges in a cross-complaint for a divorce filed yesterday in superior court against Grace Reader. Reader says the neighbor heard the gate creak and throwing a flashlight in the direction of the noise saw Dr. Stoler slinking away. Reader claims that his wife is infatuated with the doctor. He is also suing Stoler for alienating the affections of his wife.
  • 07 Sep 1922 Anna C. Uhler filed suit for divorce from Clarence Uhler, charging cruel treatment. The plaintiff asks that her maiden name of Dunkelburg be restored.
  • 07 Sep 1922 Grace Stout filed suit for divorce from Clark Stout, charging that he remained away from home late at night and that he abused her.
  • 07 Sep 1922 Pearl Hosler, 1310 Fairfield avenue, asked a divorce from Jesse Hosler, charging that he spent his money on women and bad whisky until her son has to be taken out of school because of poverty. She charges that Hosler deserted her on July 9 and that he had not been heard of since.
  • 07 Sep 1922 Florence Miller sued for a divorce from Alva Miller, whom she charged with drunkenness, laziness and shiftlessness.
  • 08 Sep 1922 "Vamp 'em in quartets" was the love slogan of Mrs. Lucina I. Clark, according to John S. Clark, her husband, who siled suit for a divorce yesterday afternoon in superior court. Mrs. Clark was quoted as saying; "No woman has any class that does not have three or four men on the string all the time." Clark alleged that his wife has been guilty of flirting with other men for the past two years and if he said anything to her about it she "bawled him out" until the whole neighborhood could hear. He also charged that she would leave home and stay for two or three weeks at a time.
  • 09 Sep 1922 "I made a big mistake when I married you, Sweet Angeline," Frank Nardo told his wife. "The mistake was mutual. I'll help you correct it," replied Mrs. Angeline Nardo, and she applied for a divorce yesterday. She also asked $3,000 alimony. Charges that Nardo slapped and beat her were contained in the complaint. The plaintiff wants her maiden name of Angeline Ylana restored.
  • 09 Sep 1922 Silverene Potterfield filed suit for a divorce from Ralph Potterfield and asked the custody of her children. She alleges that Potterfield abandoned her last June without any means of support.
  • 09 Sep 1922 Virgie VanGundy asked a divorce from Frank VanGundy in a suit filed in superior court. She charged that he falsely accused her of associating with men of a questionalbe character.
  • 09 Sep 1922 Marie Bailey won her suit for support yesterday in the circuit court and John Bailey, her husband, was ordered to pay her $238 for the care of their child.
  • 10 Sep 1922 Minnie Roland asked a divorce from Edward Rowland, naming a Miss Wynn as co-respondent. She also charged that her husband refused to talk to her for weeks at a time and when he did talk he threatened to give her a beating.
  • 10 Sep 1922 Hazel I. McCurdy charged her husband, Floyd with associating with another woman, whom she did not name. The McCurdy's have been married for 15 years. The plaintiff also charged failure to provide.
  • 10 Sep 1922 Vivian Tabler alleged that Charles Tabler failed to provide for her and frequently struck her. She asked a divorce.
  • 10 Sep 1922 Frank J. Bailey charged Frances J. Bailey with divorce, he charges that she deserted him on February 28,
  • 13 Sep 1922 Beatrice Pennington, 1111 Hayden street, alleged that Philip Pennington, an employe at the Y. M. C. A., threatened to hit her with an ax and said he would split her head. The couple were married in 1920.
  • 13 Sep 1922 Anita Deitschel asked $300 alimony in her suit for a divorce from Frank Deitschel on a charge of non-support.
  • 13 Sep 1922 Ada Kloepper, outraged because Louis Kloepper, her husband, had accused her of being in a barber shop with another man late at night, asked for a divorce and the custody of her daughter, Dorothy, age 7. The couple married in 1914 and separated last year.
  • 13 Sep 1922 Minnie Merriman charged Roy S. Merriman with complaining about her cooking and with objecting to her going out to visit friends. She said he also threatened to knock her head off. She asks the custody of her two children, Mary, age 12, and Theo. age 8.
  • 13 Sep 1922 Emily Emrick, 1120 Barthold street sued Andrew Jackson Emrick for a divorce alleging that he made her get out among strangers and work to earn her own living. She said Emrick also accused her of being intimate with other men.
  • 13 Sep 1922 Viola Bryant set forth in her complaint that Miles Bryant, her husband, beat her with his fists and otherwise mistreated her.
  • 13 Sep 1922 Charging that her husband treatened to cut her throat with a knife, Leona Ormsby was granted a divorce yesterday from Argus Ormsby. Mrs. Ormsby was awarded the custody of her daughter, Mary, age 4, and Ormsby was ordered to pay $4 per week for the support of the child.
  • 14 Sep 1922 Thelma Clevenger decided to separate from Raymong Clevenger after one year of married life. She alleges that he refusted to allow her mother to come and call on her and that he often slapped and beat her.
  • 14 Sep 1922 Rosella Worden asked a divorce from Fred Worden, charging cruel and inhuman treatment. The Wordens were married 24 years ago.
  • 14 Sep 1922 Fred Abajah charged that his wife, Sophia, has a therrible temper and that she used to break up the furniture in fits of anger. He also claimed that she ran a grocery bill of $40 every two weeks. Then she would sell the groceries or give them away. He asks the custody of the six children and says he desires to commit them to the custody of the board of children's guardians.
  • 14 Sep 1922 Lucy Jaris asked a divorce from Ralph Jarvis on grounds of non-support.
  • 14 Sep 1922 Hazel Schneck sued Fred M. Schneck for $1,500 alimony and the custody of her tow children. She charges that he has falsely accused her of associating with other women.
  • 14 Sep 1922 Leon Johnson filed a cross complaint for a divorce from Cardes Johnson. He alleges that his wife threatened to place their children in an orphan's home and that she told him to take them away where she would never see them again. Mrs. Johnson is also accused of associating with other men.
  • 14 Sep 1922 Judge Wood refused a divorce yesterday to Bert Wickliffe, railroad man, and denied a limited separation to Mrs. Lulu Wickliffe, his wife. The case had been under advisement for some time. The court made an effort to reconcile the couple and Mrs. Wickliffe was willing but Bert said, "No." The court told them their troubles were not sufficient grounds for divorce and that they would have to remain bound together by law whether they intended to live together or not. Both are young.
  • 14 Sep 1922 The divorce suit of Edith Simpson against John Simpson was dismissed.
  • 15 Sep 1922 Giving as her reason the high cost of education Mrs. Samuel M. Morris, Jr., yesterday filed a petition in superior court asking that her allowance be increased from $60 to $100 per month. Mrs. Morris said she had started her young son to school which meant the spending of money to buy clothing, books and to have his eyes tested. When Mrs. Morris asked the same increase recently, Morris filed a counter showing in which he said he was not able to pay any larger amount on account of his small income.
  • 15 Sep 1922 The divorce suit of Florence Miller against Alva Miller was dismissed in superior court yesterday.
  • 15 Sep 1922 Judge Ballou awarded Rue Olinger the custody of her 6-year-old son and her divorced husband will be allowed to see it on the twentieth of each month.
  • 16 Sep 1922 Clara Klinton had Hollywood habits, according to the complaint for divorce filed in superior court yesterday afternoon by her husband, Adolph Klinton. Soon after their marriage a year ago, Klinton charges, his wife began to attend drinking parties with other men and would often stay away from home all night. She is also alleged to have gone to show with other men. Klinton says he tried to make his wife see the error of her way and when he did so, she burst out with "Oh, you must be crazy. If you do not like the way I live, you can get out."
  • 16 Sep 1922 Winnie Byall was ordered by her husband, Newell Byall, to take her clothing and leave her home for no cause at all, she says in her complaint for divorce. She asks $1,000 alimony and the custody of her child.
  • 16 Sep 1922 After 23 years of married life James Russell refused to support his wife, Minnie, any longer, she says in her complaint for divorce filed yesterday afternoon in superior court. Mrs. Russell said she went to Columbus, Ol, to visit her sister, being unable to work because of poor health and that her husband refused to send her money to return here and has refused to give her any money since. But for the charity of friends she would have had to apply to the township for aid, the plaintiff avers.
  • 16 Sep 1922 Leo Schallenberger was granted a divorce from Ada Schallenberger yesterday in superior court by Special Judge William H. Reed. Schallenberger testified that his wife went out at nights with other men and left her baby at home unattended. Mrs. Schallenberger did not attend the trial. The child was placed in the custody of Teresa Stultz, its aunt, and the father was ordered to pay $5.00 per week for its support.
  • 16 Sep 1922 If girls can't judge "apple-sauce" what's a course in domestic science for? This seems to be the opinion for Judge Ballou of the superior court who yesterday refused to annul the marriage of Mable Sample to Forest Sample. According to Mrs. Sample she was completely deceived by Sample, a New Yorker, whom she met on his native heath. He gave her a good line of talk, which the flappers know as "apple-sauce." Sample led his wife to believe that capitiaists in Wall street all knew him as Forest and that Dun and Bradstreet has begged him to pose for the cover page of their respective financia reports, because of his latent financial ability, according to her testimony. He admitted that he did not have a corner on cash, but said his credit was almost unlimited and his future was rose-hued. The wife found after marriage that he was a gamble and a loafer, she said. The judge said that if Sample had actually told a definite falsehood about his property the case might have been decided differently, but her gathers from the evidence that Sample dealt in general terms that should have been transparent to the girl.
  • 17 Sep 1922 Charging cruel and inhuman treatment Louisa Amato filed suit against Alexander Amato for a limited separation of two years.
  • 17 Sep 1922 The complaint of Frank Osterman for a new trial for divorce from Helen Osterman will be heard by Judge Ballou at 1:30 o'clock, September 21.
  • 17 Sep 1922 The divorce suit of Edward G. Hansen against Matilda M. Hansen has been venued to Adams county.
  • 19 Sep 1922 "Grow old along with me, The best is yet to be." Not in the words of Robert Browning, perhaps, but expressing the same sentiment in his own way, Samuel Foltz, a veteran of the civil war, age 76, wooed Nancy Foltz age 72, two years ago, and they were married. Having thoroughly tested out the fine sentiment of the poet, Mr. and Mrs. Foltz were in superior court yesterday seeking a divorce and telling Special Judge W. H. Reed that Browning did not know whereof he wrote. Mr. Foltz, now 78, testified that he told his wife before they were married that he was no longer as yound as he used to be, but said she promised to take good care of him in his declining years. He said he now suspected that, his wife married him, not for love but because she wanted his pension money. He declared that she nearly drove him crazy insisting that she should have half of the pension. Neighbors testified that Mrs. Foltz did more that her fair share of the quarreling and that the aged plaintiff could not have his coffee in peace between meals because his wife objected to him "getting anothe cup dirty." The neighbors also testified the Mrs. Foltz would go on a silence strike at times and refuse to tell her husband what to buy for dinner. Or, if she told him what kind of meat to buy and the meat market was out of it, she continued to quarrel at him the rest of the day. Mrs. Foltz did not take the stand, but whispered a denial into her attorney's ear of the charges made by her husband. Judge Reed took the cause under advisement. The couple is one of the oldest that ever sought a divorce here.
  • 19 Sep 1922 Joseph Carlson accused his wife with refusing to live with him since 1915. He was granted a divorce in 1915, he said, he went to Philadelphis to get work and that he established a home there, but his wife refused to join him. Later he returned to Angold and urged her to come back to him, but she still refused.
  • 19 Sep 1922 Bertha Fraine was granted a divorce from Alex Fraine, alleging that he had nagged at her until she lost her health.
  • 19 Sep 1922 Juanita Houser was granted a divorce from Aubrey Houser. She said he refused to work steady, but loafed about pool rooms. On one occasion she went into the cigar store, where he was playing cards, and slapped his face, she said.
  • 19 Sep 1922 Lillian Harvey was granted a divorce from William V. Harvey, whom she said deserted her after he served time for stealing two months after they were married. She was given the custody of their son, age 6, and Harvey was ordered to pay $5 p week to his support, if he can be located.
  • 20 Sep 1922 Agnes Schoeff was granted a divorce from Paul Schoeff by Judge Ballou yesterda afternoon in superior court. Mrs. Schoeff named Emily Houser as co-respondent and testified that her husband had admitted having relations with other women. That the couple had started their marriage life with the belief that they would be rich some day was indicated by the testimony. Mrs. Schoeff earned $30 per week and her husband earned $25 per week. During the three years of their married life they bought an $8,000 home, $2,000 worth of furniture, an automobile and a diamond ring. The property was bought, but not paid for, and the plea of Mrs. Schoeff for $1,000 alimony was denied. She was granted the restoration of her maiden name, Agnes Huttinger.
  • 20 Sep 1922 M. Cecil Dull filed fuit for a divorce from Morris L. Dull late yesterday afternoon in superior court. She charged failure to support. The couple were married 20 years ago and have two children, Estell, age 16, and Ford, age 14, of whom the plaintiff asks custody.
  • 20 Sep 1922 Paul Ecenbarger filed suit for a divorce from Dorothy Ecenbarger, charging that she went automobile riding with other men and that she said she just could not do without the company of other men. The couple were married less than a year ago.
  • 20 Sep 1922 Roy S. Merriman, in a cross-complaint for a divorce from Minnie Merriman, alleged that his wife associated with other men under the assumed name of "Bessie," and met them in dark portions of the city. Merriman asks the custody of his two children.
  • 20 Sep 1922 Lulu Wickliffe again applied for a divorce from Bert Wickliffe. She charged that Wickliffe came to her home Monday night, gave her a beating and took their child away from her. She asks $1,000 alimony. The Wickliffes were refused a divorce last week by Judge Wood.
  • 20 Sep 1922 Mrs. Clara Klinton filed a cross-complaint for divorce from Adolph Klinto in which she charges that her husband gets drunk and abuses her. She asked a restraining order against eight banks to prevent him from disposing of his money. She asks $1,000 alimony and the restoration of her maiden name, Clara Povierza.
  • 20 Sep 1922 Katherine Root filed action for a divorce from Frederick Root. Mrs. Root alleged that her husband brought a strange woman to their home and would have adopted her into the family, but the plaintiff objected.
  • 21 Sep 1922 The fact that a wife asks her second husband for money to buy a monument for her first husband is not ground for divorce, according to Special Judge W. H. Redd, in superior court. The decision of the court caused Samuel A. Foltz, age 78, to dismiss his suit for a divorce from Nancy Foltz, age 74, yesterday. The principle testimony given by the aged plaintiff was that his wife nagged him for part of his pension money to errect a memorial to her former husband. The couple were married two years ago.
  • 21 Sep 1922 Martha Bittner filed suit for divorce against John G. Bittner yesterday afternoon in which she charged that he refused to let her attend church. She also alleged that Bittner failed to provide for her and she was forced to depend upon her children by a former marriage for her support. The couple were married less than a year ago.
  • 21 Sep 1922 Bertha Schwartz, 1407 Hurd street, asked a divorce and $5,000 alimony from Harry Schwartz, late yesterday afternoon in superior court. She charged her husband with drunkenness and failure to support her. A restraining order was issued to preven the defendant from disposing of his property. The couple were married in 1908.
  • 21 Sep 1922 Alexander Amato filed a cross complaint for divorce from Louise Amato in which he charged that his wife threatened to poison him.
  • 22 Sep 1922 Lyda McCue asked a separation from Everett Carl McCue charging that he drank to excess and associated with other women. She asks the custody of her children, Betty, age 7, and Carl, age 8. The McCues were married in 1914 and separated in 1920.
  • 22 Sep 1922 Glenson Beard sued for a divorce from Martha Beard with whom he lived only six months after their marriage in January, 1921. He alleged that his wife associated with other men and that she was possessed with a violent temper and called him vile names.
  • 22 Sep 1922 Angalicia S. Jacobs filed a complaint against Chester Jacobs, alleging that he deserted her on June 21, without any money.
  • 22 Sep 1922 Irene Durbrow filed suit for a divorce from John Durbrow, charging his with failure to provide.
  • 22 Sep 1922 Avis Brunkhart filed a supplemental complaint for divorce against Clarence Brunkhart in which she said that her husband filed in his promise to make good after she gave him another chance.
  • 22 Sep 1922 Mrs. Bertha Schwartz asked the custody of her son, Ralph Edgar, in her complaint for divorce filed Wednesday against Harry Schwartz.
  • 23 Sep 1922 After Clarence Burnkhart had gone in debt for an automobile and phonograph so that his wife, Avis, could "live like other women," he walked into the home of a neighbor one day and found Avis being petted by another man, according to his cross complaint for divorce filed yesterday in superior court. Burnkhart adds that Avis was a quarrelsome mate. She nagged him because she could not dress like other women and told him there were plenty of men she could get who would be willing to buy her fine clothes. The cross-complaint asks that he granted the decree.
  • 23 Sep 1922 Frank Nardo in a cross complaint for divorce, alleges that his wife Angline Nardo, has abandoned him four times since January. The last time she took away the 2-year-old child of the defendant.
  • 23 Sep 1922 Livana French, 128 1/2 Main street, filed suit for a divorce from Carl French, naming as co-respondent a girl named "Billie," The couple married April 17, 1922, and separated September 20.
  • 24 Sep 1922 Sophia Abajah asks the custody of six children, whose ages range from 9 to 2 years, in a cross complaint for divorce filed yesterday against Fred Abajah. The couple married in 1912 and separated in 1922. Mrs. Abajah charges that her husband neglected her and the children and spent his time and money on other women who had a bad reputation.
  • 24 Sep 1922 Anna Dunnigan has filed suit for divorce charging Edward Dunnigan with desertion in 1920.
  • 24 Sep 1922 Daisy Trautman asked a limited separation and $2,000 alimony from George Trautmen, whom she charged with failure to provide.
  • 26 Sep 1922 Violet Gaines filed suit for a divorce from Allen Gaines yesterday. She charges that her husband locked her out of the house and would not allow her to return to get her belongings.
  • 27 Sep 1922 Carl C. Beatty, poultry breeder, known as the "chick for a hen" man, was made defendant in a suit for divorce brought late yesterday afternoon by his wife, Lillian. Mrs. Beatty accuses her husband of infidelity and alleges that he has been showing more attention to a number of young women than her has to her. The couple were married in 1900. Their children are grown. The plaintiff says her husband is worth $10,000 and that he has an income from his business of about $1,000 per month. She asks that the court make a reasonable allowance for her support.
  • 27 Sep 1922 After 30 years of married life Catherine Deutachman filed suit for a limited separation and $5,000 alimony from Bernard Deutschman, 1159 Organ avenue. Mrs. Deutachman alleges that her husband is a hard drinker and that he drove her away from home and otherwise mistreated her. The couple have no children.
  • 27 Sep 1922 Esther Trevathan sued William H. Trevathan for divorce charging that he drew a gun on her and threatened her life. She also alleged that he is a gambler. The Trevathans were married in 1920 and have one child, Marilyn, age 6 months.
  • 27 Sep 1922 Harry W. Tonkel was granted a divorce from Blanche E. Tonkel by Judge Ballou yesterday afternoon. Tonkel testified that his wife nagged him until it was impossible for his to live with her. He quoted his nother-in-law as saying to his wife: "Blanche, I want you to go to heaven and I know you won't if you continue to live with Harry." Tonkel said he did not want to shut the pearly gates in the face of anyone.
  • 27 Sep 1922 Special Judge D. Burns Douglas granted Amy Roselia Thomas a divorce from John H. Thomas and gave her the custody of her children. The plaintiff's maiden name of Amy Roselia Opatz was restored. Mrs. Thomas alleged non-support.
  • 27 Sep 1922 Charging that her husband, Carl A. Kendall, threw a pot of boiling coffee at her, Mrs. Mabel Kendall filed suit for a separation for five years yesterday. About the same time Kendall filed suit for an absolute divorce, alleging that his wife went about to carnivals and fairs and refused to give an account of her actions.
  • 27 Sep 1922 Elsie Miller filed suit for divorce from Darwin Miller. She charged him with possessing an ungovernable temper and with staying out late at night playing cards.
  • 28 Sep 1922 Ida Powell, alleges that her husband, James Powell, would go a week at a time without speaking a word to her. She also said he had the habit of leaving the house after supper with the statement that he was going to a movie and that he would not return until a late hour.
  • 28 Sep 1922 Mayland Raquet filed suit against Juanita Raquet, charging abandonment. The plaintiff asks the custody of their child, Betty Jane. The couple married in 1919 and separated the following year.
  • 28 Sep 1922 Alber J. Kruse asked a divorce from Flossie B. Kruse, charging cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 28 Sep 1922 Esther Angel was granted a divorce from John Angel and was given the custody of their children.
  • 29 Sep 1922 Hazel Shorb filed suit for a divorce from Cecil Shorb yesterday charging cruel and inhuman treatment. A similar suit was dismissed by Special Judge John H. Aiken in superior court a few weeks ago on the ground of lack of jurisdiction. At that time Mrs. Shorb testified that her husband, who is about 100 pounds lighter than herself knocked her down.
  • 29 Sep 1922 Alvin Mygrants filed suit for a divorce from Jennie Mygrantis charging that she refused to go to housekeeping, but that she insisted on living with her parents. He said she told him that she would get a divorce if he did not.
  • 29 Sep 1922 Darwin Miller filed a petition in superior court asking the custody of his three children who are now in charge of his wife, Elsie, who is suing him for a divorce. Miller charges that his wife does not take proper care of them.
  • 29 Sep 1922 Christ Smith has filed suit for a divorce against Adaline Smith. The couple have been married 35 years. Smith charges that his wife refuses to live with him any longer.
  • 30 Sep 1922 Nacy Stuck filed suit for a divorce from William Stuck, charging that he associated with other women and boasted of the fact. She also alleged that her husband treatened to do her bodily harm and refused to support her. They were married in 1909.

  • 03 Oct 1922 Mabel Puckett was granted a divorce from James Puckett when she testified that her husband refused to support her and had been sentenced to the penal farm on the charge. The plaintiff had her maiden name of Mabel Michel restored. The couple were married in 1919.
  • 03 Oct 1922 Ensign George was granted a divorce from Grace George. He told the court that Mrs. George refused to cook his meals and live with him as his wife. He said he came home from work one night and found his clothes packed and setting on the front doorstep. Mr. George was ordered to pay $7 per week for the support of the children during the school year and $5 the rest of the time.
  • 03 Oct 1922 Cecil Dull was divorced from Morris Dull on a charge of non-support.
  • 03 Oct 1922 Elizabeth Wead testified that her husband, Harry Wead was guilty of beating her blank and blue. She was granted a divorce.
  • 03 Oct 1922 Aldine Thompson was granted a divorce from Fred Thompson and was given the custody of their son, Robert Lee, age 10. The defendant was ordered to pay $7 per week to the support of the child.
  • 03 Oct 1922 John Pratt was divorced from Ira J. Pratt on a charge of cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 03 Oct 1922 Special Judge W. H. Reed gave William D. Baker a divorce from Nettie Baker. The two children are to be placed in the orphans' home until such a time as their father can provide a home for them. He was ordered to pay $7 per week to their support.
  • 03 Oct 1922 The divorce case of Agnes Lurch against Charles Lurch, which will be hotly contested, was started yesterday afternoon before Judge Ballou. Mrs. Lurch charges her husband with drunkenness, cruelty and non-support.
  • 03 Oct 1922 Violet Stratous filed suit for a divorce from Jack Stratous, charging that he beat her and falsely accused her. The couple married in May and separated yesterday.
  • 03 Oct 1922 Goldie Stillson sued Ray Stillson for a limited separation of two years with $25 per week for support. The Stillson's married in February and separated in March.
  • 03 Oct 1922 Nettie Tiffany charged John Tiffany with desertion in a complaint for divorce filed yesterday.
  • 03 Oct 1922 Darwin Miller filed a cross-complaint for divorce from Elsie Miller yesterday in superior court. Miller charges that his wife was wasteful, that she refused to properly care for her children and that she would lie in bad until a late hour in the morning. Miller asks the custody of their child pending the trial of a suit for divorce from his wife, Lulu.
  • 04 Oct 1922 After 18 years of married life, Edward Burg filed suit for a divorce from Nannie Burg, charging that her love has grown cold. Burg alleged that his wife had told him that she cared nothing for him and he says that she is possessed of a terrible temper.
  • 04 Oct 1922 John H. Williams filed suit for a divorce from Harriet Williams, charging that she contracted a large number of debts and then deserted him.
  • 04 Oct 1922 The suit of Agnes Lerch against Charles Lerch was taked under advisement by Judge Ballou after hearing the remainder of the evidence this morning. Mrs. Lerch charged her husband with drunkenness, non-support and cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 05 Oct 1922 Allen J. Lawrence, whose married life with Clara Lawrence lasted only seven days, was granted a divorce yesterday afternoon by Judge Sol A. Wood, who acted as special judge in superior court. Lawrence told the court that his wife was guilty of misconduct with another man while they were on their honeymoon. Three days after Lawrence and his wife were married they went to visit some friends of his wife who lived near Kalamazoo, Mich. The host was married and had a family, but he was not slow, Lawrence said. The first night of the visit, Lawrence said he caught his wife sitting on the lap of the host. Both were dressed in their pajamas. The next day the two families went blackberry pciking and the rural Don Juan strolled away from the crowd taking Mrs. Lawrence along. Lawrence said he cut the visit short and brought his wife to Fort Wayne. Two days later she told him that she was going to return to her friend near Kalamazoo and she left and never returned to her husband.
  • 05 Oct 1922 Lulu Tucker was granted a divorce from Thomas Tucker by Judge Ballou on a charge of cruel treatment.
  • 05 Oct 1922 Judge Ballou refused a divorce in the case of Agnes Lerch against Charles Lerch. Mrs. Lerch charged drunkenness and non-support. The court held that the evidence was not conclusive enough in view of the fact that the couple had four small children.
  • 05 Oct 1922 Roy Coleman filed suit for a divorce from Edna Coleman charging that his wife had falsely accused him of associating with other women and that she had a viloent temper which makes living with her impossible.
  • 05 Oct 1922 Mrs. Irene Novak filed suit for a divorce from Sam Novak, charging that her husband gambled away all his money and was unable to support his family. She also charges that he associated with immoral women.
  • 05 Oct 1922 The divorce case of Ethel Hummon against Oscar Hummon was venued to Adams county from the superior court.
  • 06 Oct 1922 A suit for $25,000 as a heart balm has been filed by John K. Cowen, of this city, against Henry M. Miller, Columbia City fire chief, in the Whitley county circuit court. Cowen alleges that Miller stole the affections of his wife. In his complaint Cowen charges that Miller was guilty of taking Mrs. Dowen on a number of wild parties at Tri-lake and at Indianapolis in 1921. On January 3, Mrs. Cowen left her husband and went to Columbia City to be near the fire chief, the complaint alleges. On September 8 she secured a divorce. Cowen claims his family life was happy until Miller began to call on his wife.
  • 06 Oct 1922 Ethel Bartoway filed suit for a divorce from Gilbert Bartoway late yesterday in superior court. The plaintiff charges her husband with non-support and gambling away all his money.
  • 06 Oct 1922 Mrs. Ora Gunther asked $10,000 alimony in a suit for divorce brought against Charles Gunther. Mrs. Gunther says her husband treated her so badly that she became sick and nervous.
  • 06 Oct 1922 Ethel Farrell sued for a divorce from Ernest Farrett, alleging drunkenness and cruel treatment.
  • 06 Oct 1922 Charging that she has borne abust from M. P. Reed, her husband, for the past 15 years, Anna Reed asked a divorce in a complaint filed yesterday.
  • 06 Oct 1922 Alberta Walters filed suit for a divorce from Veloures Walters, charging that he beat her and that he associated with other women.
  • 06 Oct 1922 Bernard Deutschman filed a cross complaint for divorce from Datherine Deutschman, charging jealousy and false charges of infidelity. Deutschman was ordered to pay his wife $10 per week for support and $35 for attorney fees.
  • 06 Oct 1922 Judge Wood ordered Charles Feichter to allow his divorced wife, Martha, to visit their children between 1 and 2 o'clock on Sunday afternoons.
  • 07 Oct 1922 Charles O. Weibel pleaded guilty to being a henpecked husband in a suit for divorce filed in superior court late yesterday against Ruth G. Weibel. The couple was married two years ago. Weibel alleges that his wife has the temper of a fury and that she often struck, cursed and threatened him with bodily harm, on several occasions she ordered him out of the house, he says.
  • 07 Oct 1922 Judge Wood granted Loa Runyon a divorce from Anthony K. Runyon yesterday in circuit court. Mrs. Runyon testified that her husband abused her and that he would not promise to stop having dates with other women.
  • 07 Oct 1922 The resident witnesses were heard in the divorce case of Magonlia K. McKee against Russell S. McKee in circuit court, but the case was continued until a later date.
  • 08 Oct 1922 Charging that her husband made her work in a restaurant to get money to buy gasoline for his Ford automobile and that he refused to work although able-bodied, Gertrude Bush yesterday filed suit for a divorce from George Bush. After Mrs. Bush bought the "gas" she did not get to ride in the automobile, she said. Bush would leave her at home and spend half the night joyriding, according to the complaint.
  • 08 Oct 1922 Judge Ballou granted John B. Siples divorce from Ollie F. Siples. Siples charged that his wife was quarrelsome and not a good housekeeper.
  • 10 Oct 1922 Age was the handicap in the marriage of David Nicholas, age 51, and Amelia Nicholas, age 60, the former declared yesterday afternoon in superior court. Nicholas was granted a divorce by Judge Ballou. He testified that he became ill shortly after the marriage and while he was sick his new wife told him that they were foolish to have gotten married at their age. "She left me as soon as I was able to drag around again and she never came back." the plaintiff testified.
  • 10 Oct 1922 Florence Foreman was named as co-respondent by Edna Thacker in her testimony for a divorce from Carl Thacker yesterday. The divorce was granted. In addition to going with other women, Mrs. Thacker charged that her husband was a drunkard and that he was cruel to her.
  • 10 Oct 1922 Iva Bergk was granted a divorce from Arthur Bergk, on a charge of abandonment and cruel and inhuman treatment. Mrs. Bergk was given the custody of the two children, Geraldine, age 10, and Marnold, age 5. Bergk was ordered to pay $7.00 per week for the support of the children.
  • 10 Oct 1922 Helen Graham was granted a divorce from Owen Graham. She testified that her husband spent all his money for liquor, that he came home drunk and abused her. Her maiden name of Helen Highwarden was restored.
  • 10 Oct 1922 The divorce suit of Alice Mitchell against Roy Mitchell was dismissed on the motion of the plaintiff in superior court.
  • 11 Oct 1922 Russell Sylvester McKee, electrician, will be given a chance to defend himself against charges of cruelty made yesterday afternoon in circuit court by his wife, Magnolia, who is suing him for divorce. Judge Wood issued a subpoena commanding McKee to appear in court at 10 o'clock this morning and testify in the case. Mrs. McKee, young and pretty, told the court that her husband refused to pay her doctor bill when she had a serious operation and that she had to go out and earn the money herself. She also testified that her husband refused to buy clothes for her and that he was guilty of mistreating her in other ways.
  • 11 Oct 1922 William Bair was granted a divorce from Nellie Bair by Judge Ballou on a charge of infidelity. Bair said his wife admitted that she had affairs with other men.
  • 11 Oct 1922 The divorce case of Lillian Beatty against Carl C. "Chick" Beatty was sent to Adams county on a change of benue asked by the defendant.
  • 11 Oct 1922 John Louraine, manage of the Hof Brau, has dismissed his suit for divorce against Maude Louraine. The couple are living together again.
  • 12 Oct 1922 Henry Green, salesman, found a novel way to raise ready cash without working, according to a complaint for divorce filed by his wife, Mellie. Green sold so much of the family furniture while his wife was away from home at work that she could not find a bed to sleep in when she came home tired at night. She also alleged that her husband beat her and stayed out late at night.
  • 12 Oct 1922 John Affolder was an iconoclast, a dishbreaker, a furniture wrecker, according to a complaint for divorce filed by his wife Lizzie. Mrs. Affolder alleged that her husband broke up so much furniture and so many dishes during an angry spell that she had to work in a store for two years to earn money to replace it. She is asking for $3,000 alimony and the custody of her minor child.
  • 12 Oct 1922 Louise Johnson asked a divorce from Edgar E. Johnson, alleging that he gave her less than $100 during their married life of 19 years. She also alleges that Johnson refused to see her when she was ill.
  • 12 Oct 1922 Chester Lyons filed suit for a divorce from Sophronia Lynons, charging that she deserted him in 1919 and has not been heard of since.
  • 12 Oct 1922 Judge Wood granted Magnolia McKee a divorce from Russell Sylvester McKee on charges of cruel and inhuman treatment. McKee, who had been ordered to appear in court and answer charges made by his wife, left the city Saturday, the sheriff found.
  • 13 Oct 1922 Blanche Chapman filed suit for a divorce from Archie Chapman.
  • 14 Oct 1922 Ferne Sievers was granted a divorce from August C. Sievers by Judge Ballou yesterday afternoon in superior court. She charged cruel and inhuman treatment. Mrs. Sievers was given the custody of her children.
  • 14 Oct 1922 Susan C. Ruricel filed suit for a divorce from George B. Rudicel, charging cruel and inhuman treatment and non-support. Mrs. Rudicel alleges that after her children by her first marriage were grown and she was a widow she went into business for herself and was going well. She then married Rudicel and give up her business. She said her new husband made her work in the field like a man in addition to doing the chores and household work. She asks $1,000 alimony.
  • 14 Oct 1922 Frank Downs filed suit against Harvey and Laura Bieber for $2,000 damages yesterday, alleging that they were responsible for his wife leaving him.
  • 15 Oct 1922 Fred L. Thieme asked a divorce from Myrtle Thieme, charging desertion.
  • 15 Oct 1922 Charging that his wife, Ora, dismissed a previous divorce suit against him because a fortune teller told her that her husband would not live long, Charles Gunther yesterday filed a cross complaint for divorce. Gunther said the cuit was dismissed by his wife with the expectation of getting his money. He was ill at the time. Then he failed to die his wife again filed suit for divorce. Gunther also alleges that his wife is in love with a man at Columbia City.
  • 15 Oct 1922 Martin P. S. Cook filed a suit for $10,000 damages against Theodore Schumm, claiming that Schumm stole the affections of his wife, Grace.
  • 15 Oct 1922 Ruth I Helberger asks a limited separation of two years from Elmer Helberger, with an allowance of $50.00 per month and $1,000 alimony.
  • 17 Oct 1922 A demurrer to the first and second paragraphs of the complaint of Frank Osterman for a new divorce trail from his wife, Helen was sustained yesterday by Judge W. N. Ballou in superior court. Mrs. Osterman was granted a divorce from Osterman on a cross complaint, but he was not satisfied with the dicision and filed a complaint for a new trial. On the third paragraph of the complaint, which asks the custody of the child, Judge Ballou will hold a hearing on October 23.
  • 17 Oct 1922 The divorce suit of Roy Coleman against Edna Coleman was dismissed on the motion of the plaintiff.
  • 17 Oct 1922 The divorce action of Mary Brennan against William Brennan was dismissed on motion of the plaintiff. After the evidence in the case was heard some time ago, Mrs. Brennan said she had religious scruples against divorces and asked the court to stay judgement until she had time to think the matter over.
  • 17 Oct 1922 The divorce case of Russell Wells against Mary Wells was benued to Adams county.
  • 18 Oct 1922 Violet Kistler was so jealous of her husband's love that she would not allow him to leave the house to go to his work, according to a complaint for divorce filed by Russell Kistler yesterday in superior court. The couple were married September 4, 1921, and during the month of December, Mrs. Kistler refused to allow her husband to go away during the day to haul gravel, the complaint says. Mrs. Kistler told her husband she did not rust him and said she suspected him with having improper relations with women living on adjoining farms, he alleges. One night Kistler went to the home of his father to get a set of harness repaired. That was too much for the jealous wife, he avers, declaring that she left home and never came back.
  • 18 Oct 1922 Rose Rockwell filed suit fo a divorce from James W. Rockwell, charging desertion. The couple lived together from 1906 until 1914. Rockwell is now in New York city.
  • 18 Oct 1922 Maggie Holden filed suit for a divorce from Edward Holden, charging that he was found guilty of bigamy in Marion county, O. Mrs. Holden asks the restoration of her maiden name, Maggie McClain. Holden was once head of the Samaritan army here.
  • 18 Oct 1922 Fred L. Thieme against Myrtle Thieme, for divorce, venued to Adams county.
  • 19 Oct 1922 One of the shortest married lives on record was revealed yesterday in a complaint for divorce filed by Vivian Lindenberg against Wilbur Lindenberg. The couple never lived together after the ceremony. The marriage was arranged by the parents of the couple and was held on August 2, 1921. As soon as the ceremony was over Lindenberg excused himself and left. He never came back. Mrs. Lindenberg says her husband has refused to have anything to do with her and will not speak to her when he meets her on the street. Lindenberg associates with other women, the complaint alleges.
  • 20 Oct 1922 The divorce suit of Lizzie Affolder against John Affolder was dismissed by the plaintiff.
  • 20 Oct 1922 The case of Millie Hook against Leland Hook for divorce was granted a change of venue to Dekalb county.
  • 21 Oct 1922 Marguerite Cartwright was granted a divorce from Wave Cartwright late yesterday afternoon by Special Judge Sol A. Wood in superior court. Mrs. Cartwright was also granted the custody of her minor child. The Tri-State Loan & Trust company was ordered to pay to Mrs. Cartwright $412, which her husband had on deposit. The defendant was also ordered to pay $5 per week for the support of the child. Mrs. Cartwright charged failure to provide.
  • 21 Oct 1922Thomas Platt has filed suit for divorce, charging Vera Platt with deserting him in 1920, about a year after their marriage.
  • 21 Oct 1922 Harry Swartz asked a divorce from Clara Swartz on a charge of desertion. The couple was married in 1919 and separated more than two years ago.
  • 21 Oct 1922 Ethel Laughlin asks a divorce from Lawrence Laughlin, charging drunkenness, gambling and failure to provide.
  • 21 Oct 1922 Katherine Heath seeks a limited separation from Mark Heath, charging that he struck and beat her. The couple was married in 1893.
  • 21 Oct 1922 Carrie Bowman has filed suit for divorce from William Bowman charging filure to provide.
  • 21 Oct 1922 Cecil Nelson yesterday was awarded the custody of his children which have been in the custody of his former wife, Mable, since they were divorced two years ago.
  • 22 Oct 1922 Charging that George Cunningham, her husband threatened to throw acid in her face and disfigure her for life, Zenith Cunningham, 302 Columbia avenue, yesterday filed suit for a divorce. She asked and was granted a restraining order to prevent her husband from squandering the money which he earns from his photograph gallery.
  • 24 Oct 1922 The fight of Frank Osterman against his former wife, Helen Osterman Martz, of Garrett, to get possession of their child proved vain yesterday afternoon in superior court and the case was dismissed by the plaintiff.
  • 24 Oct 1922 "I gave my wife money to buy clothes for the baby and she spent it to buy her mother a silk waist." Frank Downs told Judge Ballou yesterday afternoon in superior court. Downs is defendant in a suit for divorce brought by his wife, Goldie. He took the stand to tell his side of the story after his wife had testified that he was cruel, quarrelsome and that he would not support her. Downs also gave his version of why he did not spend more time at home. This was in answer to an accusation made by his wife. Downs said his garage was in one part of the city and his home in another. He said he would telephone to his wife that he would be at home for dinner at a certain hour and when he arrived home he would find that she had not even lighted the gas in the kitchen stove. Judge Ballou took the case under advisement until today. Both parents are asking the custody of the 2-year-old child, Archie. Mrs. Downs is asking $2,000 alimony.
  • 24 Oct 1922 Hulda G. Shepler asked $2,000 alimony in a complaint filed against Sylvanus Shepler. Mrs. Shepler alleged in her compalint that her health was broken by performing a man's labor on the farm, while her husband spent all the money they earned for whisky.
  • 24 Oct 1922 Marie Trout filed suit for a divorce from Kye Trout, charged desertion. The couple was married in 1915
  • 24 Oct 1922 Clara Merwin has filed suit for divorce from Clyde Merwin, charging cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 24 Oct 1922 Jessine Krieger, plaintiff in a divorce suit against John Krieger, filed a second paragraph of complaint. She asked a restraining order to prevent Krieger from drawing his wages.
  • 25 Oct 1922 The charge that Anna Reed, mother of 14 children, after 34 years of married life has recently become infatuated with another man and has been guilty of conduct unbecoming a wife and mother, is made by Marion Reed, her husband, in a cross-complaint for divorce file yesterday afternoon in superior court. The cross-complaint says that five of the children are under 15 years of age. Mr. Reed asks their custody, alleging that his wife is unfit to train them in manner and morals. The couple married in 1888.
  • 25 Oct 1922 Violet Kistler asked $1,000 alimony in a cross-complaint for divorce filed against russell Kistler yesterday afternoon in circuit court. Mrs. Kistler gave her a spanking with the broom and told her to leave his house and never come back. The couple were married September 4, 1921.
  • 25 Oct 1922 Complaining that she is tired of lilving like a bird in a cage, Myrtle D. Clark yesterday afternoon filed suit for a divorce from William H. Clark. The Clarks were married 26 years ago. She alleged that her husband refused to talk to her for days at a time and that he would never take her any place. She said Mr. Clark did nothing to make her life pleasant and that she found it impossible to live with him any longer.
  • 25 Oct 1922 The following divorce suits were dismissed by Judge Ballou yesterday afternoon for want of prosecution. Arthur against Eva Swope; Theodore against Harriett Fallow; Sallie against William Young; Samuel against Antonetta Rossetti; Lena against Fred Fry; Virginia against Dewey McGirk; Leulla against John Burton; George against Isabell Yarian; Mary against James Hayes; Margaret against Frank Farnan; Ina against Prought Mills; Frank against Minnie Jeries; Maude against Jay Kirby; Mary against Isaac Hart; Fred against Lydia Kintz; Edwina against Ermel Humbert; George against Grace Barrone; Oliver against Grant Haviland; Lillian against Raymond Norrick; Adeline against John Overholt; Jack against Mattie Dawson; Lulu against Leonard Working; Florence against Frank Waltz; John against Theresa Sarrazin; Lumillia against Vergil Hughes; Amanda against Berry Ross; Bert N. against Blanche Clark; Grace against Avery Groves; Eunice against James Bolt; Hazel against Sylvester Farra; Carl against Bessie Cochran; Dorothy against Walter Canada; Hannah against Homer Weaver; Helen against Benjamin Strickler; Katie against Frank Warner; Leo against Mary Parrish; Fern against Harry Bowser; Clyde against Gladys Diggs; Rilla May against Miles Steelwell; Frances against Ralph Laffler; Katherine against Mark Heath; Minnie against Walter Snyder; Margaret against Charles Hull; Harry against Pearl Narwald; Fred against Sophia Abadazy; Mary against Terry Maravoyn; John against Mary Martin; Esther against Arthur Ebel; Esther against Asa Smith; Eva against Arthur Yaglie; Sadie against Obie Edwards; Anna against Harry Billman; Pearl against George Freiburger; Glenna against Gerlad Donnelly; Edith against Charles Fickle; William against Elizabeth Fosnaught; Maurice N. Stevens against Alice May Stevens; Lillian against Raymond Novick; Lulu against John Phillips; Amerlia against William Snyder; Maudie against Benjamin Sargent; Clara against Lee Shirk.
  • 26 Oct 1922 The divorce suit of Ethel Farrell against Ernest Farrell was dismissed yesterday in superior court by the plaintiff. Farrell shot and killed himself Saturday after he had made an unsuccussful attempt to kill his wife.
  • 27 Oct 1922 The married life of Louis E. Sites and Nellie Sites lasted only 14 days. On the 15th day Mrs. Sites packed her trunk, tied up her hat boxes and went to live with another man, one Charles Claymiller, according to a divorce complaint filed yesterday afternoon By Sites. Sites said he asked his wife to re-consider her actions and live with him, but she refused, saying that she would go her way and he could to his way. The marriage took place in the summer of 1919.
  • 27 Oct 1922 Bertha Ferrell asked $2,000 alimony in a complaint filed yesterday afternoon against Myron Ferrell, farmer. Mrs. Ferrell alleged that her husband was so jealous that he would not permit her to visit her mother on an adjoining farm. She also charges that the defendant often beat and mistreated her. She asks the custody of her child, Buford.
  • 27 Oct 1922 Evelyn Oestermeyer yesterday filed a complaint for support against Herman Oestermeyer. Mrs. Oestermeyer alleges that her husband deserted her on October 5 without any means of supporting her two children or keeping them in school. She says she has only one room in which to live with her two girls. She aks a judgement for $20 per week. The couple married in 1907.
  • 27 Oct 1922 Celesta Graham, colored, filed suit for a divorce from Molten Graham, colored, charging cruelty and drunkenness.
  • 27 Oct 1922 Alleging that the family coal pile is about exhausted and that she and her children are in need of supplies, Sadie E. Stoler yesterday filed a petition for an allowance of $100 per month from Dr. Albert E. Stoler. She also asks for $50 at once. Mrs. Stoler sued her husband for divorce after he had been accused by Ephraim Reader of breaking up the home of the latter. Reader is suing Dr. Stoler for $10,000 for alienating the affections of Mrs. Reader.
  • 28 Oct 1922 Minnie Daley, 1601 North Calhoun street, asked a divorce from Elmer C. Daley and $1,000 alimony. She said she dismissed one suit on a promise from her husband that he would be good, but that he behaved worse the last time than the first.
  • 28 Oct 1922 Axim Marie Silver, 461 Ruth street, asked $1,000 in her suit filed against John Silvers, to whom she was married in 1919. The plaintiff said her husband called her viled names, nagged her, and accused her falsely and displayed an ungovernable temper.
  • 28 Oct 1922 Phil Stegerwald charged disertion in a suit filed against Vera Stegerwald, his wife. He avers that Mrs. Stegerwald wil never live with him again.
  • 28 Oct 1922 Frank Waters filed a cross complaint for a divorce from Carmen Waters in superior court. He charges cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 28 Oct 1922 The divorce action of Minnie Dailey against Elmer Dailey was dismissed by the plaintiff.
  • 29 Oct 1922 Aline Bonshire asked a divorce from George Bonshire, charging that he told her he would get a divorce if she did not. Mrs. Bonshire also alleges that her husband was cruel to her. She asks the custody of her son Jack, age 15 months, and $50 per month for support.
  • 29 Oct 1922 William Arthur Johnson asks a divorce from Mable Johnson, alleging that she deserted him more than a month ago to associate with immoral men. The couple married in 1917 and separated September 13, 1921.
  • 29 Oct 1922 Ernest Imbody asks a separation from Grace Imbody because he says his wife cursed and quarreled with him and urged her children by a former marriage to tantalize him. The marriage took place in 1920.
  • 29 Oct 1922 Frank Osterman, who has been trying for several months to get the divorce decree granted his wife, Helen, set aside, yesterday afternoon diled a new action to set aside the decree. His former wife was recently married again, Osterman also seeks the custody of his child.
  • 31 Oct 1922 The startling assertion that she did not remember a man who had once been her husband was made in superior court yesterday afternoon by Mrs. Katherine Root, age 60, who was seeking a divorce from Frederick Root. It was too much for Judge Ballou. "When you come in here to get a divorce and give testimony like that you do not stand much chance," the court told her. Mrs. Root was seeking a divorce from her fourth marriage. When she was asked how many times she had been married the plaintiff answered that she had been wedded three times. She named three husband and when asked about the fourth by name said she had never even so much as heard the name. The marriage record was used to prove that she had been married four times. When Mrs. Root was married not long ago for the fourth time she swore that she was on 53 years of age and the record was introduced against her. Mrs. Root accused her husband of being intimate with another woman. When asked why she thought so the plaintiff replied: "He was awful quick to wait on her when she wanted a drink of water. You can bet your life he never waited on me." When Mrs. Root drew a rebuke from the court, who questioned the truth of her testimony, her attorney dismissed the case.
  • 31 Oct 1922 Claiming that her husband threatened to lock her up in an asylum unless she got a divorce, Mrs. Lulu Krantz yesterday filed suit for a separation from Pete Krantz. The plaintiff also alleges that her husband often beat her.

  • 01 Nov 1922 Ethel Monroe, 1806 Oliver street, filed suit for a divorce from James Monroe yesterday afternoon, charging extreme cruelty and inhuman treatment. Mrs. Monroe alleged that hour years of domestic turmoil reached a climax Sunday when her husband falsely accused her of associating with another man and threatened to shoot her with a shotgun. She also charges that her husband called her vile names and struck her, that he filed to support her and made her earn her own living. The plaintiff asks $10 per week for support during the time that the suit is pending. She was granted a restraining order to prevent her husband from drawing his wages.
  • 02 Nov 1922 The case of Florence Medaris against Floyd Medaris was heard to allow the plaintiff to go to Illinois and take a position. It is the rule of the court to try divorce cases only on Monday. Mrs. Medaris testified that she had decided to leave her husband after she had sat in a chair all night at the home of her husband's parents because they refused to invite her to go to bed. She said Medaris and his family treated her with extreme coldness and that several times her husband ordered her to leave their home. Medaris formerly ran a dairy farm near Laporte. The plaintiff was pretty and well dressed.
  • 02 Nov 1922 Mary Bell Weiker was granted a decree of divorce from Oscar Weiker on a charge of desertion. The evidence was heard some time ago and the case had been under advisement.
  • 02 Nov 1922 The divorce action of Bertha Terrell against Myron Terrell was dismissed.
  • 03 Nov 1922 One year of married life convinced Archie McConnell that Pauline McConnell could spend money faster that he could earn it. Yesterday McConnell filed suit for divorce in superior court. He also charged that his wife was abusive and had a bad temper.
  • 04 Nov 1922 Ray Norrick was granted a divorce from Lillian Norrick yesterday afternoon in circuit court after he testified that his wife is in the Indiana woman's prison for a misdemeanor. He also charged her of associating with other men and with drunkenness.
  • 04 Nov 1922 A halloween party for their daughter, Altha, age 11, was the last straw that broke up the home of Vernon and Iva Pollock, according to a divorce complaint filed in superior court yesterday afternoon. Mrs. Pollock said she gave a little party for her daughter and her husband quarreled because of the extra expense for lights and favors. She says her health has been ruined by the continual quarreling of Pollock.
  • 04 Nov 1922 Judge Ballou amended the restraining order against Peter Kranz to permit him to return to the home of his wife to secure his clothing for himself and his two children who are in his custody. He was also ordered to pay his wife $10 per week for support and $35 attorney fees.
  • 04 Nov 1922 Curtis R. Tillman filed suit for a divorce from Erma Tillman, charging that his wife refused to live with him. The couple were married July 3, 1922, and separated October 10.
  • 05 Nov 1922 Nellie M. Barrett charged Jesse Barrett with remaining away from home until late at night, gambling away his money. Mrs. Barrett asked the custody of her five children and $20 per week for support. The couple married in 1910.
  • 05 Nov 1922 Luolive Buckles alleged that James Buckes never bought her any clothing except one pair of hose during their six months of married life and that he contributed less than $2 per week for her support. She asks $1,500 alimony.
  • 05 Nov 1922 Vergie Carpenter, 936 Herman street, alleged cruel and inhuman treatment in her suit against Wesley Carpenter. She asks the custody of their five children.
  • 07 Nov 1922 When Clarence Cummings, 1816 1/2 Weisser Park avenue, left his wife for a stay of six months he gave her only $5 to live on until he returned, according to a complaint for divorce filed yesterday in superior court by Florence Cummings. The plaintiff alleges that her husband was lazy and had a vile temper and that he would curse her when he became angry.
  • 07 Nov 1922 Arthur H. Salga was granted a divorce from Edna Salge yesterday by Special Judge David Smith, in superior court. Salga said his wife was a free lance in matters of the heart and that he heard her make dates over the telephone with other men. He said she has a violent temper and would curse and rave at him when she became angry.
  • 08 Nov 1922 Phyllis Jones yesterday brought suit for a divorce from Clyde Jones, charging failure to provide. She also seeks the custody of their child, Marilyn. The couple married in August, 1920, and separated a short time ago.
  • 09 Nov 1922 William D. Bovine, charged that his wife, Nellie to whom he was married 22 years ago, has begun to associate with other men, entertaining them under his own roof. When Bovine ordered one of the men away from the house, he alleges that his wife drew a revolver on him and told him to get out. He also charged that Mrs. Bovine refused to prepare his meals.
  • 09 Nov 1922 Anna Kesler, 435 Huffman street, asks a divorce from Chelsie Kesler in a complaint charging cruel and inhuman treatment. She asks the custody of her two children. The Keslers were married in 196 and separated recently.
  • 09 Nov 1922 Margaret Bocherding, 835 Edgewater avenue, filed suit for divorce from William Borcherding, alleging cruel and inhuman treatment. The couple were married two years ago.
  • 09 Nov 1922 Anna E. Scott filed a cross complaint for divorce against Littleton James Scott, alleging that he falsely accused her and that he failed to provide.
  • 09 Nov 1922 Sadie Stoler was granted a llimited divorce for 18 months from Dr. Albert Stoler yesterday in superior court by Special Judge David E. Smith. Mrs. Stoler was given the custody of the two minor children during that time and Dr. Stoler was ordered to pay her $90 per month for support and maintenance. Mrs. Stoler testified that her husband had been intimate with Olive Grace Reader, wife of Ephraim Reader, janitor at the public library. Stoler who asked a divorce on cross complaint said his wife had threatened to kill him professionally and physically. He told on the witness stand of his fight to work his way up in his profession and said that for several years his income was not more than $500 per year. He said his wife wanted him to take a pick and shovel and go to work on the railroad like her first husband.
  • 09 Nov 1922 The trial of the divorce suit of Maude Martin and August Martin began yesterday afternoon in circuit court before Special Judge James M. Rose. Mrs. Martin is fighting for alimony and a number of farmers were placed on the witness stand to testify to the value of some farm land owned by the defendant. The Martins now live in Fort Wayne. Mrs. Martin testified that a neighbor once called on her husband with a ball bat and threatened to swat him a la "Babe" Ruth, claiming that Martin had tried to get intimate with his wife. "he was a little man and August took the bat away from him and gave him a cussing," Mrs. Martin said. She told the court that she had been forced to work as a farm hand when they lived on the farm. Martin complained that he could not dig potatoes because it hurt his back to stoop, she testified. "I had to work in the field all day and then wash and take care of the house at night," she told the court. The hearing will be continued today.
  • 10 Nov 1922 Helen S. Manuel against Jules Manuel for divorce, charging cruel and inhuman treatment. Mrs. Manuel asks the custody of her two children.
  • 10 Nov 1922 Ordella Fisher, colored, against Marshall Fisher, colored, for divorce, charging elopement with another woman.
  • 11 Nov 1922 Peter C. Dooley, 331 West Williams street, alleged that his wife, Lillian deserted him in 1918. He says that she now lives at 49 Central street, Marlboro, Mass.
  • 11 Nov 1922 Bertha Redd charged that her husband, Louis Reed whom she married in 1913, had lived apart from her since 1920. She also charged cruelty and failure to provide. She ask the custofy of her son, Elmer, age 7.
  • 11 Nov 1922 Clyde Morton, 623 Walnut street, fruit merchant, charged his wife, Mary with desertion in 1919.
  • 11 Nov 1922 The divorce suit of Phil Stegerwald against Vera E. Stegerwald was dismissed.
  • 14 Nov 1922 Maude Martin was awarded $9,000 alimony yesterday afternoon when she was granted a divorce from August Martin by Special Judge James H. Rose in superior court. Martin agreed to give his wife one-half of the $22,000 farm in Jefferson township which carries a mortgage of $6,000. The court took this into consideration and then added $1,000. Mrs. Martin was also given the custody of her son, August Eugene, age 14, and the defendant was ordered to pay $30 per month for the support of the child until he completes high school. The defendant was ordered to pay $300 attorney fees. Mr. Martin will get the custody of his son during the last half of Christmas holidays and during the month of August each year. Mrs. Martin testified that she has worked as a farm hand during the time she lived on the farm with her husband. She said she has husked corn, dug potatoes, milked a half dozen cows in the daytime and had done her housework at night. She accused her husband of trying to be intimate witha number of women. Judge Rose warned both parents against trying to poison the mid of their boy against each other.
  • 14 Nov 1922 Judge Ballou refused to consent to the division of the custody of the children in the case of Ephram Reader against Olive Grace Reader. Reader was granted a divorce on his cross-complaint. "If this woman has been guilty of the things charged against her she is not fit to have the custody of children. She is not even her to defend her honor," the court said. A neighbor testified that Dr. Albert Stoler had visited Mrs. Reader both during the day and at night in the absence of Mr. Reader. Testimony was introduced to show that Mrs. Reader let her children run about half clad in winter until neighbors called in the police, who found plenty of warm clothing in the family closet. Mrs. Stoler was recently granted a limited divorce from her husband, Dr. Stoler, who is charged with having broken up the Reader home. Mr. Reader is now suing Dr. Stoler for $10,000 for the alienation of the affections of Mrs. Reader.
  • 14 Nov 1922 Ada Kloepper was granted a divorce from Louis Kloepper and was given the custody of their daughter, Dorothy, age 7, with $3 per week for support. She said her husband accused her of being in a barber shop with another man at a late hour of night. The couple were married in 1914 and separated in 1921.
  • 14 Nov 1922 Mary Humphrey, colored, was granted a divorce from Israel Humphrey, colored, charging that her husband brought one of his "other women" home with him and kept her regardless of the protests of the plaintiff.
  • 14 Nov 1922 Warren Harris, colored, was granted a divorce from Geraldine Harris, colored.
  • 14 Nov 1922 Alice Mitchell, colored, was divorced from Roy Mitchell, charging non-support and desertion.
  • 14 Nov 1922 Joyce Johnson dismissed her suit for divorce against John L. Johnson.
  • 14 Nov 1922 Almelia Hoover filed suit for divorce against James Hoover alleging the he struck and beat her and failed to provide for her.
  • 14 Nov 1922 Jay P. Strock filed suit for divorce against Vera Strock alleging that she made false accusations of infidelity against him and that she nagged at him continually. The plaintiff asks the custody of Gertrude, aged 12, and Mary, aged 10.
  • 14 Nov 1922 Frank McClymonds charged that his wife, Gertie continually treatened to leave him and at one time she went away and stayed for a week without giving any explanation.
  • 14 Nov 1922 Grace Pressler applied for a limited separation for two years from Otto C. Pressler, soft drink stand proprietor. She alleges that he associates with other women. Mrs. Pressler asks the custody of her child, Norma, age 3.
  • 15 Nov 1922 Mrs. Florence Hull was deprived of the custody of her 8-month-old baby by Special Judge Charles J. Ryan yesterday afternoon in superior court when her husband, Herbert Hull was granted a divorce on a cross-complaint. The custody of the baby and another child, age 2, was given to Mary Hall, the grandmother, and Hull was charged with the support of the little ones. The testimony against Mrs. Hull indicated that she was not morally fit to have the custody even of her baby, Judge Ryan said. Hull said his wife associated with other men in utter disregard of her marriage vows.
  • 15 Nov 1922 Clemma Tennehill asked $2,500 alimony in a suit for divorce filed against Harley Tannehill. The plaintiff charges that the defendant associated with other women and that he used foul language in the presence of their children. The couple was married in 1906.
  • 15 Nov 1922 Alleging cruel and inhuman treatment, Mary Courdevey, 1040 Grant avenue, filed suit for a divorce from Clem Cordevey. The couple married in 1908.
  • 15 Nov 1922 A fathers who works every day cannot take proper care of five little girls, was the substance of a petition for the custody of her two smallest children filed in superior court yesterday by Olive Grace Reader. Ephraim Reader, the father of the little girls, was granted a divorce and their custody, Monday afternoon by Judge Ballou. The court refused to allow Mrs. Reader to have the custody of the children on account of the testimony which was introduced against her character. Reader and his wife had planned to divide the children, but Judge Ballou would not agree to it.
  • 16 Nov 1922 Mrs. Pearl McInturf, 849 Columbia avenue, must appear in circuit court at 1:30 o'clock tomorrow afternoon and testify concerning an alleged automobile ride she took with Fred M. Schneck, 1102 Washington boulevard, last Christmas eve while Mrs. Schneck was at home trimming the Christmas tree for her children. Mrs. McInturf was a "friend of the family." Mrs. McInturf was names as a co-respondent in the Schneck divorce case by Mrs. Schneck yesterday in the suit in which she is the plaintiff. "If there is anything to this story I want to know it." Judge Wood said, and he advised the prosecutor to have Mrs. McInturf summoned. The case was containued until Friday afternoon and Mrs. McInturf is expected to be in court at that time. Mrs. Schneck said her husband and Mrs. McInturf tried to square things by buying her a Christmas present. She claimed to have learned of the ride by questioning her husband about the automobile being spattered with mud. She also said that the couple had supper together downtown before the ride. The plaintiff said Mrs. McInturf became rather provoked when the subject of the relations between her and Mr. Schneck was brought up. "If you can't get along with Fred it's not my fault and you will have to get out of it the best way you can." Mrs. McInturf was quoted as saying. "He doesn't love you because he told me he did not. You may not be ablt to get along with him, but he is one grand man in my eyes." Mrs. Schneck is asking for a limited separation and $1,500 alimony.
  • 16 Nov 1922 Pearl Sweeney has sued Cecil Sweeney for divorce, stating that they had lived apart a year and that it is impossible for them ever to live together again.
  • 16 Nov 1922 In the divorce case of Susan Rudicel against George Rudicel a change of venue from the county was asked.
  • 17 Nov 1922 Pearl Sand was granted a divorce from Roy Sand by Judge Ballou in superior court yesterday afternoon. The case was heard several days ago. Mrs. Sand testified that her husband drank, gambled, loafed around pool rooms and finally ended up at the penal farm for a misdemeanor.
  • 17 Nov 1922 The divorce case of Hazel Shorb against Cecil Shorb was set for trial November 27 by Judge Ballou. The plaintiff was recently refused a divorce by Special Judge John H. Aiken. She testified that her husband who was nearly 100 pounds lighter than herself, knocked her down six times in on fight. Shorb was ordered to pay his wife $5 per week for support and $35 for attorney fees.
  • 17 Nov 1922 After 33 years of married life which began in Germany in 1889, Anthony Betley, carpenter, had deserted his wife and children, according to a complaint for support filed yesterday by Mrs. Mary Betley, the wife. The plaintiff asks $100 per month for herself and her five youngest children. There were nine children born to the union the complaint says.
  • 18 Nov 1922 Iva Pollack dismissed her suit for a divorce from Vernon Pollack.
  • 18 Nov 1922 A divorce case in which Santa Claus came near being summoned as a witness ended in triumph for Mrs. Pearl McInturf, 849 Columbia avenue, and ended in defeat for Mrs. Hazel Schneck, 1102 East Washington street, yesterday afternoon in circuit court. Mrs. Schneck, suing her husband, Fred Schneck, former manager of the Y.M.C.A bowling alley, for divorce, named Mrs. McIntruf, her former friend, as co-respondent. The judge found that there was no evidence that Mrs. McInturf had done anything indiscreet and he refused to grant Mrs. Schneck a divorce.
  • 19 Nov 1922 Leota Stewart asked a divorce from Thomas Stewart, alleging cruel and inhuman treatment. The couple married in 1912 and separated a short time ago.
  • 19 Nov 1922 Sarah Hyndman filed a complaint for a divorce from Warren Hyndman and asked $3,000 alimony. She said he husband falsely accused her of going out with other men and said that he often cursed and struck her.
  • 19 Nov 1922 Helen Merrick alleged that Chancy Merrick had abandoned her and had left the state. She said all of her afforts to locate her husband had been in vain. Mrs. Merrick also charged that he associated with immoral women before he left her.
  • 19 Nov 1922 Lucy Baker asked $500 alimony in a suit filed against her husband, Camden Baker. Baker is charged with nagging and cursing until life with him was no longer possible.
  • 21 Nov 1922 The trials and tribulations of one "great American hom" got a thorough airing in court room No. 2 yesterday afternoon when Judge W.N. Ballou heard testimony in the divorce suit of Cardes Johnson against Leo Johnson. After Mrs. Johnson had declarded in bitter tears that she would not live with her husband again under any circumstances, Judge Ballou refused the divorce.
  • 21 Nov 1922 Alimony in the amount of $7,500 was asked in a cross complaint for divorce filed yesterdy by Nellie Bovine against William D. Bovine. Mrs. Bovine asserts that in her married life of 20 years she worked and contributed more to the accumulation of their property than her husband did. The cross complaint says that her husband told her good night with cuss words and greeted her the first thing in the morning with the same sort of language. On one occasion she said her husband tried to kick her down the cellar steps.
  • 21 Nov 1922 Unamae Taylor was granted a divorce from Ellis C. Taylor by Judge Ballou. Mrs. Taylor charged curel and inhuman treatment and failure to provide. She was given the custody of her son, Clarence, aged 8, and Taylor was ordered to pay $6 per week to the support of the child.
  • 21 Nov 1922 Grace Stout was granted a divorce from Clark Stout. She testified that her husband kept late hours, quarreled with her and refused to take her any place.
  • 21 Nov 1922 Charging that she had to support herself during her married life by working at a hospital as a nurse, Olive Leslie yesterday filed suit for a divorce from Dallas Leslie. She also alleged cruel and inhuman treatment and asked the restoration of her maiden name, Olive Vogel. The couple married November 3, 1920 and separated December 5, 1921.
  • 21 Nov 1922 The divorce suit of William A. S. Parry against Margaret B. Parry was refiled in superior court today after having been venued to Dekalb county and from Dekalb county to Stueben county.
  • 22 Nov 1922 The marriage of Violet Gaines to Jack Stratous, Sr., was annulled yesterday afternoon in superior court when Mrs. Gaines gave proof that she was still the legal wife of Garrett Gaines, whom she married at Peoria, Ill., several years ago. The plaintiff had her child, born to her marriage with Stratous, declared legitimate. He is 11 months old and his name is Jack, Jr. Stratous was ordered to pay $7 per week for the support of the child. Mrs. Gaines testified that she married Stratous in Chicago, May 27, 1920, relying on the statement of her former husbank that he had secured a divorce from her. On May 20, 1921, she said she found she was not divorced from Gaines and she at one separated from Stratour and has not lived with him since.
  • 22 Nov 1922 Judge Wood granted to Lulu Wickliffe yesterday afternoon the divorce from Bert Wickliffe which he refused about two months ago. Lulu told the court with much emphasis that she has tried Bert for the last time and she just could not get along with him. Mrs. Wickliffe was granted the custody of the children and Bert was ordered to pay $15 per week for their support.
  • 22 Nov 1922 Elizabeth Foster was granted a divorce from Manley Foster on a charge of non-support.
  • 22 Nov 1922 The divorce suit of Clara Lindenmuth against Harley Lindemuth was dismissed.
  • 22 Nov 1922 Georgia Bearicks has filed suit for divorce charging Charles Bearicks with cruel and inhuman treatment and failure to provide.
  • 22 Nov 1922 Mary Miller asked a divorce from Brady Miller, charging that she had to take in roomers to support herself. The couple were married in 1913.
  • 22 Nov 1922 Esther Howell asked a separation from Thurl Howell charging desertion.
  • 23 Nov 1922 A limited separation for 20 years is asked from Fred Wietfeldt by his wife Nora. She also asks that custody of her two children, Edmund, age 6, and Ellen, age 4, with $12 per week for the support of herself and the children. She alleges that her husband cursed and abused her and ordered her many times to leave his home. They were married in 1915.
  • 23 Nov 1922 Cardes Johnson must have been a student of the old book with the line: "If at first you don't succeed, try again." Refused a divorce from Leo Johnson, Monday, by Judge Ballou, Mrs. Johnson yesterday filed another suit for divorce. She alleges that in the six years she lived with Johnson they occupied 20 different houses, being compelled to move often becuse Johnson refused to pay the rent. She says her husband refused to work and frequently told her that he was going to leave the state and let her take care of the children the best way she could. The children are Delmar, age 4, and Elaine, age 3. They won many admirers Monday afternoon as they played about the court room while their mother occupied the witness stand.
  • 23 Nov 1922 Lena Spaers, colored, asked a divorce from Herpel Spears, colored, alleging that her husband is serving a prison term for burglary. She also alleged cruel and inhuman treatment. Spears is to be released soon on a parole.
  • 24 Nov 1922 James Faulkenburg alleged in his complaint that his wife, Edith Faulkenburg deserted him in August, 1918. He also charged her with being intimate with another man.
  • 24 Nov 1922 Louise Ashton alleged that Ralph Ashton deserted her on April 29, after a married life which lasted less than one year. She also charged that her husband had a violent temper and that he was cruel to her.
  • 24 Nov 1922 Margaret Ahr charged that William Carlton Ahr struck and beat and otherwise mistreated her. The couple married in 1920 and separated in 1922. Mrs. Ahr asks the custody of her son, William Carleton, Jr., aged 10 months.
  • 24 Nov 1922 Martin M. Egner asked a divorce from Grace L. Edner. The couple married in 1895 and separated in 1912. They have one child, 26 years of age. Egner complained that his wife refused to cook his meals and to take care of the home properly.
  • 24 Nov 1922 Charles A. Widner sued for a divorce from Mahala Winder, with whom he lived only five months. The Widners were married in April and separated in September. The plaintiff said his wife was quarrelsome and abusive and told him she wanted him to leave home and never return again.
  • 25 Nov 1922 Simon Fayson, 1418 Wabash avenue, is charged with being a boot-legger in a divorce complaint filed by his wife, Clara Payson, yesterday afternoon in superior court. Mrs. Payson alleges that her husband beat her and threatened to kill her and that he had handled liquor illicity. The couple married in 1917 and separated in 1922.
  • 25 Nov 1922 Mrs. Hazel Schneck, who was denied a divorce from her husband, Fred Schneck, last week, yesterday filed another suit for divorce. In her first trial Mrs. Schneck named Mrs. Pearl McInturg, 849 Columbia avenue, as a co-respondent, but failed to prove that Mrs. McInturf and Schneck had been intimate. In the complaint filed yesterday she charges that Mr. Schneck "frequently associated with a lady friend and never wanted to go anywhere with the family unless she was take along."
  • 25 Nov 1922 Inez charged Lester Esters with infiedlity in a divorce complaint filed yesterday.
  • 25 Nov 1922 The divorce suit of Bertha Swartz against Harry L. Swartz was dismissed on a motion by the plaintiff.
  • 26 Nov 1922 Edward Vorhees has filed suit for divorce against Maud Vorhees on the ground of abandonment.
  • 28 Nov 1922 What Thomas A. Bogue termed "lovers quarrels" with Eva Bogue, his wife of a year, were held grounds for divorce by Judge Charles J. Ryan yesterday afternoon in superior court and Mrs. Bogue was granted a decree.
  • 28 Nov 1922 Esther Savieo asked a divorce from Charles Savieo, charging curel and inhuman treatment. Mrs. Savieo asks the custody of small son. The couple was married September 20, 1920.
  • 28 Nov 1922 Marie Walter filed a divorce complaint in which she alleged that her husband, Walter, struck her and threw things at her. The couple were married in 1915.
  • 28 Nov 1922 Bessie Davenport asks a divorce from Jasper Davenport on the ground of cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 28 Nov 1922 Agnes Lerch, who was recently refused a divorce filed another complaint charging cruel and inhuman treatmetn against her husband, Perry Lerch.
  • 28 Nov 1922 Dora Sherman alleged that her husband, Theodore Sherman is a habitual drunkard, that he is guilty of associating with other women and that he made violent threats against her.
  • 28 Nov 1922 Elizabeth Brandt was granted a divorce from George Brandt by Judge Charles J. Ryan. She testified that her husband deserted her without cause and that he failed to provide for her and the children.
  • 28 Nov 1922 Pauline Hosler was granted a divorce from Hesse Hosler on charges of cruel and inhuman treatment. The plaintiff was granted the custody of her son Donald.
  • 28 Nov 1922 Attorney Ray McAdams, sitting as special judge in superior court granted Harry Turner, colored, a divorce from Georgia Turner, colored.
  • 28 Nov 1922 The suit for failure to provide brought by Ruth Helberg against Elmer Helberg was dismissed by Special Judge W.N. Ballou.
  • 29 Nov 1922 Edna Mayer filed suit against Merl Mayer for a divorce, charging that they moved four times in their married life of 10 weeks. She also charges drunkenness and failure to support.
  • 29 Nov 1922 John Silvers brought suit for divorce from Axie Marie Silvers, charging that she abandoned him several time. The las time was last Monday.
  • 29 Nov 1922 Mrs. Martha Feldheiser asked $1,000 alimony in a cross-compalint for divorce filed against Harold Feldheiser. She charged her husband with beating her.
  • 29 Nov 1922 The suit of Nellie Kunkle against Charles Kinkle, for separation from bed and board was dismissed yesterday on a motion by the plaintiff.
  • 30 Nov 1922 Jennie Hobson, whose husband caused a neighborhood sensation on Herman and Fredrick streets some time ago by shooting her in the arm after a domestic row, was charged with breaking up the home of Arthur and Mayo Rall by Mrs. Rall yesterday afternoon in superior court. Mrs. Rall was granted a divorce on testimony in which she charged that her husband was intimate with Mrs. Hobson. Rall admitted that he had taken Mrs. Hobson to many shows and that they were together at the home of his grandmother in Illinois. Neighbors said they were so intimate that for a long time they thought Mrs. Hobson was the wife of Rall. One middle-aged woman testified that she saw Rall in Mrs. Hobson's bedroom. Other stories were told about Rall carrying groceries home from the store for Mrs. Hobson and how they went along the street with their arms about each other. Mrs. Rall was given the custody of her two children.

  • 02 Dec 1922 Virgil Van Buskirk was granted a second divorce from Guy Van Buskirk yesterday afternoon by Special Judge Frank R. Dulin in superior court. The Van Buskirks were first married in 1908. They separated several years later and were divorced and then remarried. "We did not get along any better the last time than the first." Mrs. Van Buskirk said. She charged that her husband has been going about with other women and said that he choked her and was cruel to her daughter, Irene Marie, and her husband was ordered to pay $50 per month for the support of the child.
  • 02 Dec 1922 Edna Speck was granted a divorce from Vincent Speck and was given the custody of her four children. The evidence in the case was heard several days ago and was taken under advisement by Judge Ryan.
  • 02 Dec 1922 Martha Bittner filed suit for a divorce from John Bittner. She alleges that her husband accused her of asssociating with other men and that he called her vile names.
  • 02 Dec 1922 The divorce suit of Susan against George Rudicel was granted a change of venue to Dekalb county.
  • 03 Dec 1922 Maude Huber filed suit against Tony Huber for a divorce. She charges that her husband was cruel to her and used abusive language in addressing her.
  • 05 Dec 1922 Margaret Bensley, age 62 told the court that she married William Bensley, age 42 upon the recommendation of his landlady that he was "one grand man." The landlady demonsirated her admiration for Bensley by breaking up the Bensley home after the couple married. "She coaxed my husband away from me and I never could get him to come back," the plaintiff told the court. She was granted a divorce and her maiden name of Margaret Plock was restored.
  • 05 Dec 1922 Lucy Jarvis was granted a divorce from Ralph Jarvis. She testified that she found her husband in the arms of another woman.
  • 05 Dec 1922 Clara Woenker was granted a divorce from Henry Woenker, charging cruel and inhuman treatment and her maiden name of Clara Spangler was restored.
  • 05 Dec 1922 Lovie Gunn was granted a divorce from Walter Gunn and her maiden name of Lovie King was restored.
  • 05 Dec 1922 Dora Springer was granted a divorce and $1,200 alimony by Judge Rayn from Guy Springer. The couple are past middle age and all of their children are grown except one. Mrs. Springer was given the custody of the minor child and $20 for support.
  • 05 Dec 1922 Adelaide Murchland was given a decree of divorce from George Murchland, the custody of her child, and $20 per month for its support.
  • 05 Dec 1922 Bernhardt Deutschmann was granted a divorce from Catherine Deutschmann after 22 years of married life. Deutschmann charged his wife with insane jealousy. She charged him with striking and beating her.
  • 05 Dec 1922 Adolph Klinton was divorced on his testimony that his wife, Clara, went to drinking parties and to the theaters with other men. Mrs. Klinton had her maiden name of Clara Powirza restored.
  • 05 Dec 1922 Mayland Raquet testified that his wife, Juanita, left him and refused to live with him. He was granted the divorce, but his wife was given custody of the child and plaintiff was ordered to pay $20 per month for its support.
  • 05 Dec 1922 Clifford Powell was divorced from Myrtle Powell when he testified that his wife had deserted him after about on month of married life.
  • 05 Dec 1922 Marion Reed was granted a divorce from Anna Reed by Special Judge H. Waveland Kerr. The couple had decided that they could not get along together after 34 years of married life. They have reared 14 children, the evidence showed. Charges of cruel and inhuman treatment were made.
  • 05 Dec 1922 Ordella Fisher, colored, testified that her husband, Marshall had driven her away from the home which she was purchasing with her own money.
  • 06 Dec 1922 Judge Ryan granted Hazel McCurdy a divorce from Floyd M. McCurdy. The evidence was heard several days ago.
  • 07 Dec 1922 In the superior court Judge Charles Ryan granted a divorce to Mrs. Minnie Myers from John Myers, on the grounds of failure to provide and also on the charge of being a drunkard.
  • 07 Dec 1922 Charging abandonment, Mrs. Beatrice Rogers filed a suit for divorce in the superior court against Lloyd Rogers. The complaint alleges that the plaintiff and defendant were married in August, 1920, and that the defendant left the plaintiff and their 18-month-old daughter in February, 1922, without cause and has failed since to provide for them. The plaintiff asks alimony of $25 per month and $50 for attorney's fees.
  • 07 Dec 1922 Cruel and inhuman treatment is the charge of David McLeish in a complaint filed for a divorce from Bertha McLeish. The allegations of the plaintiff state that the plaintiff and his wife were married in 1912 and that they separated in June, 1920, and have lived apart since, without cause.
  • 07 Dec 1922 Mrs. Gertrude Farnsley filed suit for divorce from Virgil Farnsley, charging failure to provide. She states in her complaint that they were married in 1917, separated in 1920 and remarried in 1921. She alleges that her husband cursed her and failed to provide for her and their child.
  • 07 Dec 1922 Mrs. Ruth L. Helberg asks for a divorce from Elmer Helmer Helbert, charging that ever since their marriage in 1921 he has failed to provide for her and refused to provide a physician for her during her illness.
  • 08 Dec 1922 Liuizia Coppoline filed a divorce suit in the superior court yesterday in which there are some unusual charges. She says in her complaint the she was born in Italy and came to the United States after having some correspondence with Carmelo Coppoline, of this city. She arrived in New York, October 23, this year, and from there went to Newcastle, Pa., where she met the defendant, who had represented himself to be a man 25 years of age and to have never been married before. She states that she believed what he said regarding his age and also his statement that he had never been married, and afterward came to Fort Wayne, living with the defendant as his wife, although they were not married until November 16. She says the defendant told her this was a custom in the United States. Later, however, the plaintiff discovered that the defendant had not only deceived her regarding his age, finding that he was 42 years old, but that he had also been married before, having a son residing in Fort Wayne. She asks the court for an order to require the defendant to supply her with funds with which to prosecute her case.
  • 08 Dec 1922 Nora Williamson filed a suit for divorce against Charles Williamson in the superior court, charging cruel and inhuman treatment. She alleges that the defendant has frequently called her vile names and has failed to provide for her and their minor child.
  • 08 Dec 1922 In a suit filed in the superior court yesterday for a divorce Mrs. Bessie J. Moring also seeks a judgement of $2,000 alimony from Albert Moring. They were married in 1912, and separated December 4, 1922, the complaint states. The plaintiff alleges that the defendant is a habitual drunkard; that he has frequently choked her and knocked her down, threatening to kill her. She asks that the plaintiff be restrained from doing her or their 7-year-old child any bodily harm, either at their home or on the street. The defendant is a painter, the complaint states.
  • 08 Dec 1922 Mrs. Ida Thorpe yesterday filed a suit for divorce from Chalres A. Thorpe. The plaintiff alleges that a short time after their marriage the defendant asked her to place her property in their joint name, but that she refused to do so, since which time he has been cruel and inhuman to her and on frequent occasions he has slapped her in the presence of her child and other persons. They lived in the plaintiff's home and she has been compelled to provide the most of the provisions, she states. She asks for $500 alimony and the restoration of her former name, Ida Shafter.
  • 09 Dec 1922 Hallie Debolt would be rid of Chan Debolt, whose home is given as Mango. She charges cruelty and sets forth that other specific grounds for separation will be set forth at the time for the trial.
  • 09 Dec 1922 Lillian Vendrely seeks divorce from John E. Vandrely, charging a violent temper and false accusations. She wants the return of her maiden name, Lilliam Smith.
  • 10 Dec 1922 Albert Eckerle filed a suit in the superior court asking a divorce from his wife, Gertrude Eckerle. He charges that his wife left him without cause. The plaintiff is a chiropractor.
  • 10 Dec 1922 Cora Lavina Seeman filed a suit for divorce from William Henry Seeman, alleging cruelty. She states that they were married in 1919 and separated in February, 1920. Plaintiff also alleges that the defendant became interested in other women and frequently told her to "get out."
  • 12 Dec 1922 Charles O. Weibel was granted a divorce by Judge Ryan in the superior court Monday from Ruth Weibel on the charge that she had refused to prepare his meals, that she had used improper language and that she had struck him.
  • 12 Dec 1922 Mrs. Minnie Russell was granted a divorce from James Russell on the charge that he had refused to supply her with any money and that she had depended on friends for a living. If it had not been for these friends the plaintiff alleges that she would have had to solicit charity from the township trustee.
  • 12 Dec 1922 James Ditza deserted his wife, Clementine Ditza, and their two children and has gone back to his former home in Greece. Mrs. Ditza told the court, without making any provision for her support or that of the children. Mrs. Ditza asks for a divorce, which was granted.
  • 12 Dec 1922 Ida Powell filed a suit for divorce against James Powell in the superior court, charging cruel treatment. Plaintiff alleges that the defendant is the owner of certain property and earns a salary of $150 a month. She asks alimony to the amount of $500 and $50 for attorney fees, and also asks a restraining order preventing the defendant from disposing of any of his property until the case is decided by the court; she alleges that she is in fear of the defendant and asks the he be restrained from visiting her residence.
  • 12 Dec 1922 In a complaint filed in the superior court yesterday William Edmondson seeks a divorce from Viola Edmondson on the charge that she refused to prepart his meals, that she would not permit him to sleep in a bed at their home and that he was compelled to sleep on a small davenport, with little or no cover.
  • 12 Dec 1922 Mrs. Helen Howe, in a complaint filed against Walter Howe, asks for a divorce and the restoration of her maiden name, Helen Krudop. She charges failure to provide.
  • 12 Dec 1922 The divorce suit of Marian Eckrote against Lawrence Eckrote in the superior court was continued one month yesterday by Judge Ryan on motion of the plaintiff.
  • 12 Dec 1922 The divorce case of Marie Walter against Harold N. Walter, in the superior court, was dismissed yesterday by Judge Wood on motion of the plaiftiff.
  • 13 Dec 1922 Ruth J. Helberg was given a divorce from Elmer Helberg and the custody of their 1-year-old child in superior court. The defendant was also ordered to pay $10 per month for the support of the child, and $25 attorney fees for the plaintiff.
  • 13 Dec 1922 In the divorce action of Clara Merwin against Clyde Merwin, the defendant was ordered to file answer within five days.
  • 13 Dec 1922 Alice Cline filed a suit for divorce in the superior court against John Cline. She asks for a limited separation and alimony in the sum of $1,000. She alleges that they were married December 24, 1920, and that he compelled her to live with his sister, permitting the latter to strike her and otherwise abust her. She says they accused her, without foundation, of associating with other men.
  • 13 Dec 1922 Hannah M. McDowell was given a divorce from Albert N. McDowell. The plaintiff is 65 years of age and the defendant is 63, Mrs McDowell told the court. She said her husband only gave her $5 a week to keep her house and pay the rent with, and it was necessary for her to take in washings to have enough money to live on.
  • 13 Dec 1922 Edith Cole was given a divorce on her complaint that her husband, Harry R. Cole, had abandoned her and her child. The husband was ordered to pay $5 a week for the support of the child.
  • 13 Dec 1922 The case of Angellcia S. Jacobs against CLhester Jacobs was heard, but was continued until other evidence can be submitted. Mrs. Jacobs claims that her husband failed to properly support her and finally deserted her.
  • 13 Dec 1922 In the divorce suit of Edna Mayer against Murl Mayer, the defendant filed a cross-complaint charging the wife with infidelity.
  • 15 Dec 1922 The case of Mrs. Beatrice Trick against Charles H. Trick, before Judge Ryan in the superior court, occupied the time fo the court yesterday, and last evening, after the attorneys in the case had spent several hours in conference with their clients, the suit was adjusted out of court. Then the agreement was finally reached by the parties it was time for court to adjourn for the day and the case was continued until this morning, when it was unerstood the entries will be made as agreed on yesterday afternoon. According to the agreement it was stated that Mrs. Trick will be allowed the divorce she asks, $2,500 alimony and the custody of the children, Enda, age 7 and Helen, age 5 years. A large number of witnesses and numerous neighbors interested in the case were in the court room during the day. Mrs. Trick was the only witness examined and then she had concluded her testimony the court adjouned for the noon recess. Immediately after the luncheon hour the attorneys began their conferences for an adjustment of the case and these conferences continued until 4:30, when it was stated that the agreement had been reached and would be submitted to the court in detail this morning. Mrs. Trick charged that her husband failed to support her and their children and that he was interested in other women. Seveal letters were introduced and would have been red to the court had the case continued, is was stated. One of these letters was from a woman her husband was alleged to have met in Hillsdale, Mich., and with whom he was said to be infatuated.
  • 15 Dec 1922 Mrs. Grace Pressler, on November 13, filed a suit in the superior court against Otto Pressler, seeking a divorce on the grounds that the defendant associated with other women and thathe was in the habit of becoming intoxicated. On his promise to reform the suit was withdrawn, and the couple started to live together again. Yesterday Mrs. Pressler filed another action for divorce, alleging that her husband has returned to his former habits and that on the morning of December 12 and 13 he came home intoxicated, at which time he was accompanied by other parties, and that they continued to drink "something out of bottler." She seeks the custody of their 5-year-old daughter and asks for alimony in the sum fo $2,500, besides the payment of $100 per month for the support of the child.
  • 15 Dec 1922 In a suit filed yesterday by Haley May Ayers against Thomas Paul Ayers, the plaintiff asks for a divorce, $2,500 alimony and the custody of their 5-year-old child. The complaint charges desertion and failure to provide.
  • 15 Dec 1922 Judge Ryan yesterday afternoon heard the divorce action of Helena Glenn against William Glenn. The plaintiff was given a divorce and her maiden name of Helen Girardot was restored. The charge of failure to provide was made against the defendant, who did not appear to answer the charge.
  • 15 Dec 1922 Mrs. Anna Clough filed a suit for a divorce from George Clough, charging that the defendant before their marriage had represented himself to be 46 years old, but after they were married she found that he was 68 years old. They were married August 5, 1922, and separated before the end of the month.
  • 15 Dec 1922 Josie M. Heath asks for a divorce from Clarence M. Heath on the charge that he frequently visited another women. She also alleges that he often struck her. She asks $500 alimony.
  • 15 Dec 1922 Mrs. Ovel Hoover asks for a divorce from Alfred Hoover, charging that she had to support both herself and her husband during their married life.
  • 15 Dec 1922 Clarence W. Comer asks for a divorce from Lida A. Comer, charging that after 12 years of married life she deserted him.
  • 15 Dec 1922 Marie Lavoide asks for a divorce from James Lavoide. She charges that he frequently struck and beat her and that he failed to support her.
  • 15 Dec 1922 Charles Lagras asks for a divorce from Edith Lagras. The compalint alleges that the wife filed to keep her house as a good wife should, but that she ran around to dance halls and associated with other men, finally abandoning the plaintiff.
  • 16 Dec 1922 Cecil Shorb has filed cross-complaint to the divorce petition of Hazel Shorb. He charges that she refused to care for their home, neglected their child, became angry over small matters and finally deserted their child. He asks the custody of the child and the possession of the household goods at 2916 South Webster street.
  • 16 Dec 1922 Donna Besancon is seeking a divorce from Joseph Besancon, alleging abuse and failure to provide.
  • 16 Dec 1922 The agreement of counsel in the divorce suit of Beatrice C. Trick against Charles H. Trick, as outlined in The Journal-Gazette Friday, was made a matter of record yesterday morning by Judge Charles J. Ryan, in superior court. Under the terms of the agreement Mrs. Trick is given the divorce and the custody of their two children, Helen and Edna, ages 7 and 5, respectively. The division of the property is specified, Mrs. Trick receiving the bulk of the household goods and other personal effects. Mr. Trick is granted permission to visit the children every Sunday morning and take them to church.
  • 16 Dec 1922 In the divorce suit of Elizabeth Seibert against Francis M. Seibert, a temporary allowance of $20 every two weeks was entered and the restraining order against the defendant's bank and employers was dissolved.
  • 17 Dec 1922 James LoVoide made answer to a suit filed against him several days ago by his wife, Marie LoVoide, seeking a divorce. The answer alleged that there are only two statements in the plaintiff's complaint which are true, these being the name and address of the plaintiff and the fact that the plaintiff and defendant were married. He says he never attempted to stricke the plaintiff, but that she had frequently attempted to strick him. He says she threatened to dispose of their household goods and he asks a restraining order of the court.
  • 19 Dec 1922 The divorce case of Mrs. Hazel Shorb against Cecil Shorb was started in the superior court yesterday morning and occupied most of the court's time the balance of the day. The case was not concluded when court adjourned last evening. Mrs. Shorb charges that her husband had called her vile names, had unjustly accused her of associating with other men and had struck and beaten her. The husband filed a cross complaint. There were a large number of neighbors and other parties attracted to the trial, some of the neighbors being witnesses in the case.
  • 19 Dec 1922 In the circuit court yesterday Mrs. Rose Rockwell was granted a divorce from John Rockwell. It was alleged in the complaint that they were married in 1906. While they were living in New York in 1914, the complaint states, the defendant abandoned her and has refused to support her and make her a home.
  • 20 Dec 1922 Silverine Potterfield was granted a divorce from Ralph Potterfield on charges of cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 20 Dec 1922 Elizabeth Seibert dismissed her suit for divorce against Francis Seibert.
  • 20 Dec 1922 The divorce case of Hazel Shorb against Cecil Shorb was taken under advisement yesterday by Judge Ryan after hearing arguments. Mrs. Shorb, who weighs about 240 pounds, testified that her husband, who weighs about 120 pounds, got her in a corner and almost choked her to death.
  • 21 Dec 1922 Peter Samuel Jes filed suit for a divorce from Anna Jes yesterday afternoon in superior court. The plaintiff alleged that his wife fell in love with another man and left home in 1918 and has never returned since. Jes and his wife were married February 4, 1915.
  • 21 Dec 1922 The divorce suit of Alvin Mygrants against Jennie Mygrants was dismissed yesterday on a motion of the plaintiff.
  • 21 Dec 1922 Marie Adams was granted a divorce from Henry Adams by Judge Ryan on a charge of cruel and inhuman treatment. Mrs. Adams was also given the custody of her son, Irvin, age 9, and the defendant was charged with the support of the child.
  • 21 Dec 1922 Prosecutor Louis F. Crosby was ordered to appear and represent the defendant in the divorce suit of Margaret Polly against Laurel Polly. Polly will not contest the suit.
  • 22 Dec 1922 The divorce case of Doretta Schumm against Theodore Schumm was dismissed on a motion by the plaintiff.
  • 22 Dec 1922 An amended complaint was filed in the divorce suit of Anna Uhler against Clarence Uhler.
  • 24 Dec 1922 Judge Ryan granted Marie Warnick a divorce from Lawrence Warnick who charged that her husband failed to support her properly and was guilty of unbecoming conduct with other women.
  • 24 Dec 1922 Mable Thompson filed suit for a divorce from Elmer Thompson, charging non-support. The couple married in 1921.
  • 24 Dec 1922 Emma L. Waltz asks a divorce from Alonzo Waltz in a complaint filed in superior court. Mrs. Waltz charged her husband with cruel and inhuman treatment. She says in the complaint that Waltz threateded to kill her if she sued for a divorce. A. Restraining order was issued to prevent Waltz from carrying out his threats.
  • 24 Dec 1922 Hazel Uhrick charges that her husband, Vermon Uhrick, failed to support her and her two children and that she was complelled to depend upon her relatives. Uhrick is now wanted on a charge of wife and child neglect.
  • 27 Dec 1922 Rose Leipold yesterday afternoon filed suit for a limited separation for five years from Paul Leipold and asked $20 per week for support. The plaintiff also asks the custody of her two children. She alleges that her husband threatened to blow up their home and kill her.
  • 28 Dec 1922 Thomas Platt was granted a divorce from Vera Platt on charges of cruelty. The case was not otherwise contested.
  • 28 Dec 1922 Fred J. Hudgell was divorced from Ruth Hudgell when he testified that his wife left him immediately after their marriage in Hillsdale, Mich., Septemter 20, 1920. Mrs. Hudgell alleged in a cross complaint that Hudgell failed to provide a home for her and that she had to return to her parents.
  • 28 Dec 1922 Judge Peters issued a restraining order to prevent Otto Pressler from molesting his wife, Grace. Pressler was ordered to leave home. The couple had been living in the same house since Mrs. Pressler applied for a divorce on December 14, but she complains that her husband is drinking heavily and has been builty of curel treatment toward her and that she is afraid of him.
  • 29 Dec 1922 Anna Kear alleged that Gaylord Kear had filed to property provide for her. The couple married in 1916 and separated May 12, 1921.
  • 29 Dec 1922 Gail Foster has filed suit against Will Foster for deserting her and going to South America.
  • 30 Dec 1922 Rosella Behler alleged that Clark Behler hit her on the arm with a red hot poker and burned her so deeply that she will carry the scar through life. She has filed for divorce in superior court.
  • 30 Dec 1922 Bertha Hicks has filed suit for divorce in superior court from DeWitt Hicks alleging that her beat, struck, cursed and abused her during their seven years of married life. She asks an absolute divorce.
  • 30 Dec 1922 A vamp names Vera is mentioned as co-respondent by Kathryn Osborn, 2239 Chestnut street, in her complaint for a divorce from Harry Osborn. Osborn is also charged with having received letters from numerous other women. The couple married in February 1920.
  • 30 Dec 1922 Bertha Dennard sets out in her complaint that Horace Dennard is serving a sentence in the state prison on conviction of an offense against a young girl.
  • 30 Dec 1922 "I don't care, I'm through. I'm afraid of 'em" said John Williams, colored, when told that he could not marry for two years after he had been granted a divorce yesterday afternoon from Harriett William. "All she did was run up debts and give me fits," William testified concerning the conduct of his wife.
  • 30 Dec 1922 Judge Ryan found for the plaintiff in the divorce suit of Nellie Bovine against William D. Bovine, for divorce. Mrs. Bovine charged her husband with cruel and inhuman treatment.
  • 30 Dec 1922 Marie Bennett was granted a divorce from George Bennett. She was given the custody of her son, Harold, age 2 and $6 per week for support. Mrs. Bennett charged her husband with nonsupport; with keeping late hours and going to the theater with other women.
  • 30 Dec 1922 The divorce case of Leota Kird, colored, against Edward Kird, colored, was continued yesterday by Judge Ryan to give the contestants time to divide their property out of court. The Kirds have agreed to dis-agree since they could not agree on anything else. One witness testified: "If she said it was hot, he's say it was cold, and if she had beef steak for supper, he'd want pork chops."
  • 31 Dec 1922 There was no pot of gold at the end of the rainbow painted by Carl L. Platt when he wooed and won Minnie O. Platt. Yesterday Minnie filed suit to have the marriage annulled, alleging that Platt induced her by fraud to marry him. The wedding took place on January 17, 1922, after Platt had told his wife that he was a man of excellect repute, of good morals and outstanding character and that he had plenty of money in the bank. After the marriage admitted that all of his statements regarding himself and his money were false, Mrs. Platt alleges, and she left him within two weeks. It is now up to Judge Charles J. Ryan to decide whether "the liffle white lies" that men tell to advertise themselves to their prospective wives are grounds for divorce.
  • 31 Dec 1922 Judge Ryan granted Lavina M. French a divorce from Carl French after Mrs. French has testified that her husband had stolen $384 which she had saved for a "rainy day" and had fed it to a pair of hungry gamling dice. After the money was all lost gambling, French returned and sought forgiveness, Mrs. French said. The defendant was also charged with being itimate with a woman named "Billie."
  • 31 Dec 1922 Flossie Kruse was divorced from Albert J. Kruse on a cross-complaint which charged desertion and failure to provide. Mrs. Kruse was granted the custody of her child and her husband was ordered to pay $6 per week for its support.
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