04 October 2010

Divorce Action in Williams County, Ohio - Fries

Anna Beal Fries v Henry Fries (Journal 12 p436 - 22 Dec 1884, Journal 13 p85 - 27 Feb 1885; p188 - 26 June 1885; Roll 41 case number 1385  - 8 Nov 1884 and 1455)

By Pamela Pattison Lash (updated 2010)

The couple was married on 10 June 1873, Defiance Co, OH. The action was continued and then dismissed. In the 1870 Dayton, Montgomery Co, OH federal census p269, the Fries family was listed as Henry 48 PR, Anna M 40 PR, William 4 OH, and Benjamin Melze 19 OH printer.  In the 1880 Center Twp, Wms Co, OH federal census p598, the Freas family was enumerated as Henry 60 GERM, Anna 50 WURT, Herman 14 OH, and Charles B 11 OH. In June 1885 Anna charged her husband with being a habiutal drunk for three years and more.  She was later granted a divorce and a strip of land in Center Twp containing 25 acres.  It would appear from the census information that Henry may have been married before to an Anna or the divorce petitioner Anna was the same Anna listed in 1870 and 1880 census records.

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