26 September 2010

Divorce Action in Williams County, Ohio - Desbuff


Lucinda/Lorinda R. Ogle Desbuff/Des Bouefe v Frank/Francis G. Desbuff/Des Boeufe (Journal 11 p5 - 8 Nov 1880; Roll 36 case number 806 - Nov 1880)

By Pamela Pattison Lash (updated 2010)

The couple was married in Center Twp, Wms Co, OH on 30 May 1875 (Marriage V4 p575) as Lorinda Ogle and Francis G. Des Boeufe.  Lucinda/Lorinda was the daughter of Alexander and Jane Marton Ogle of Columbiana Co, OH and Beaver Co, PA, respectively.  The Ogles moved to Williams Center in 1866 where Alexander owned a mercantile business (Goodspeed, 1882, p778-779); however the Ogles were not found in the 1870 Center Twp federal census.

Lucinda told the court that between 27 June 1878 - 3 Aug 1878 Frank struck, choked, ill treated, and subsequently abandoned her.  He was a habitual drunk who took off for parts unknown.  Lucinda stated that she was a sober and temperate woman.  She was granted a divorce.  

Days after the divorce Lorinda Ogle married Frank Miser in Wms Co on 15 Nov 1880 (Marriages V4 p716).  Franklin Miser was listed with the Daniel Fetters family in the 1870 Center Twp federal census as 14 OH.  Daniel Fetter’s wife was the former Elizabeth Miser, so there must be a connection with young Franklin.   Francis G. Desboeoufs died in Farmer Twp, Defiance Co, OH on 8 June 1880 @58Y 7M 11D; he was born in France and his occupation was glass blower.  If this was the errant husband of Lucinda, she divorced a dead man, although it seems more likely that this man may be the father of the errant husband as there was a Constance Desboeuf (6 May 1826-11 Oct 1900) buried beside this man.

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