19 October 2010

Divorce Action in Williams County, Ohio - Leibolt

Lucinda Carter Leibolt v Hugo Franz Alois Leibolt (Journal 7 p539-540 - 16 May 1871; Roll 23 case number 31 - May 1871)

By Pamela Pattison Lash (updated 2010)

The couple was married on 1 July 1861 in Bryan, Wms Co, OH but this marriage record showed a Hugo Franz Alois Liebelt became the husband of a Rosalia Fredericka Carter on 1 July 1862 (Marriages V3 p250). In the 1870 Bryan, Pulaski Twp federal census, p56, Lucinda Leibold appeared as 25 NY milliner, living alone; however, in her statement to the court she said she had always lived in Ohio.

She told the court that on 1 Nov 1868 Alois abandoned her and was guilty of gross neglect; he did not provide food, clothing, etc for her.  He was a habitual drunk and she had to support herself.  He lived in Ft. Wayne, Allen Co, IN.  A legal notice appeared in the Bryan Democrat. The divorce was granted.

Lucinda Carter married James Baker in Wms Co on 26 Nov 1871 (Marriage V4 p198).  James lived near Lucinda in the 1870 federal census, Bryan, p34, as James Baker 32 OH teamster.  From the 1880 Bryan, Williams Co, OH federal census p644 the Baker family was listed as James Baker 43 engineer OH-PA-PA, Lucinda 35 NY-Scot-NY, and daughter Carrie 7 OH-OH-NY. James, a widower, was enumerated with his daughter and son-in-law (Carrie and Charles Blair) in the 1900 Bryan, Williams Co, OH federal census p7A as widower; he was born in Dec 1836. The Fountain Grove Cemetery in Bryan recorded burials for the couple - Lucinda Baker (1846-1897) and James Baker (1836-1904).

Aboard the JH Glidden Alois Leibold left Le Havre, France and immigrated to US at the port of New Orleans on 25 June 1849.  He was 20 years old.  According to The Bryan Union, 22 Feb 1866 p3, A. Leibelt notified the Bryan community that he had established the Bryan Meat Market on the southwest corner of the square.  Later in the same newspaper dated 15 Mar 1866 p3, The State of Ohio v Alvis Liebelt court case was one of the cases in the Common Pleas proceedings; Alvis was charged with selling liquor.

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