25 October 2010

Divorce Action in Williams County, Ohio - Miller (Daniel)

Mary J. Springer Miller v Daniel Miller (Journal 7 p589-590 - 2 Nov 1871; Roll 23 case number 86 - Oct 1871)

By Pamela Pattison Lash (updated 2010)

The couple was married in Bryan, Wms Co on 29 Feb 1868, and they had a daughter, Huldah Miller (3). Mary was the daughter of Levi and Mary Jane Hendricks Springer, listed in the 1870 Jefferson Twp federal census, p29, as Levi Springer 62 MD, Mary 65 MD, Mary J. 30 OH, Willis F 6 OH.  The Springers came from Harrison Co, OH and Hancock Co, OH.

On 1 Aug 1868 Daniel abandoned Mary and had been willfully absent for three years or more.  He did not make any provision for food or clothing.  Mary stated that she had to do manual labor.  They had a minor daughter, Huldah. She wanted the divorce, alimony, and the restoration of her maiden name, which the court awarded along with $500.

Mary Jane Springer married Josiah F. Caszatt on 22 Feb 1872 in Wms Co (marriage V4 p209); Josiah, born Apr 1837 OH, was the son of Henry and Margaret Hamilton Caszatt.  Henry lived in Springfield Twp, Williams Co, OH c1860 with three children.  From the 1880 Northwest Twp, Williams Co, OH federal census p440, Hulda Miller 13 OH lived with her grandmother Mary Jane Springer 76 MD.  According to the 1880 and the 1900 Lincoln Twp, Isabella Co, MI federal census Josiah F. Caszatt was a widower, so the presumption is that Mary Jane died sometime between 1873 (birth of daughter, Elba O Caszatt) and the 1880 federal census.

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