Margaret (Rote/Rent?) Schall v John D. Schall (Journal 7 p596 - 6 Nov 1871; Roll 23 case number 94 - Oct 1871)
By Pamela Pattison Lash (updated 6 March 2013)
Margaret Rote is probably the daughter of Peter and Margaret Leinard Rote. The father, Peter, died on 10 Sept 1851 and Margaret, the mother, married John Pollock, 15 Nov 1858 in Ashland Co, OH. John Schall was the son of Elias and Mary Elizabeth McCracken Schall. The couple was married on 19 Sept 1868 in Williams Co, OH (Marriage V4 p15). There was a birth record for William Henry Shull on 25 Sept 1872 in Jefferson Twp, Williams Co, OH and a birth record for Emerson Schaull on 21 Mar 1881, Superior Twp, Wms Co, OH (Birth V2 p24), sons of John D. Shull/Schaull and Margaret Rent.
Margaret charged John with gross neglect; she had no food and five weeks after she gave birth he ordered her to leave their home on 9 June 1871. She went to the home of her stepfather, John Pollock. Her husband owned 2 ½ acres of land (legal description given) in Williams Co, OH on which a log cabin sits; presumably this cabin was her home. She filed the demand for alimony on 30 June 1871 and his answer was to be filed by 29 July 1871. The couple had a son Albert Ellsworth, b13 Feb 1869 and the unnamed infant. Margaret came to court again and asked that the alimony request be dismissed.
In the 1870 Superior Twp, Wms Co, OH federal census p271, John Pollock 51 IR and wife Margaret 57 PA lived alone, but in the 1870 Madison Twp, Williams Co, OH federal census p109A one finds the Shull family as John 22 OH, Margaret 19 OH, and Albert 1 OH. They must have patched up their problems as the couple is found in the 1880 Madison Twp, Williams Co, OH federal census p479 as John Shall 33 OH-OH-OH, Margaret 28 OH-OH-OH, and sons Albert E 11 OH, Lewis E 9 OH, and William H 7 OH. By the 1900 Aubbeenaubbee, Fulton Co, Indiana federal census, the couple had increased their family to daughters Emma and Edna and from the 1920 Rochester, Fulton Co, Indiana federal census p7A, the couple was enumerated as John 72 OH and Margaret 68 OH. John died on 17 Mar 1920 in Rochester; Margaret died on 22 May 1936 also in Rochester, IN.
Birth: Oct. 18, 1847
Death: Mar. 17, 1920
The News-Sentinel - Wednesday, March 17, 1920
John H. SCHALL died early Wednesday morning at his home, 530 Clay street. He was the son of Elias and Elizabeth SCHALL and was born near Montpelier, Ohio, October 18, 1847 and was 72 years old. He had one sister, Mrs. Rebecca SIMPSON, of Montpelier, Ohio, who preceded him.
Early in life he married Miss Margaret ROTE and to this union eight children were born, two dying in infancy.
The surviving children are Albert [SCHALL] of Monterey, Lewis [SCHALL] of South Bend, William [SCHALL] of Decatur, Mrs. Emma KLINE of Peru, Mrs. Edna LEWIS of near Leiters Ford and Emerson [SCHALL] north of this city.
Twenty-nine years ago he moved to this county and retired from the farm three years ago. He was member of the Christian church.
Funeral arrangements later.