10 November 2010

Divorce Action in Williams Co, OH - Shobe

Ollie/Ota Dysas Shobe v Albert Shobe (Journal 13 p473 - 2 Apr 1886; p491 - 1 June 1886; Roll 43 Box 146 case number 1594 - 8 Feb 1886)

By Pamela Pattison Lash (updated 2010)

The couple was married on 26 July 1883 in Edwardsburg, Cass Co, MI.  Albert left her and was in Ft. Wayne, Allen Co, IN as of Feb 1884.  On 10 Aug 1883 at their home in Elkhart, IN Albert violently beat her with a piece of wood and confined her to her room.  He had done this many times.  He was a habitual drunk and gave her no support.  The case was continued and later dismissed.

From their marriage certificate one learns that Albert was born in Ligonier, Noble Co, IN c1860 and Ota was born c1861 in Kendallville, IN.  From the 1870 Ligonier, Noble Co, IN federal census p265B Albert was 12, born in Iowa, and the son of Sophia Shobe 40 OH.  He may be the son of Ira and Sophia Jackson Shobe.  In the 1880 Perry twp, Noble Co, IN federal census p404 Albert is again enumerated with mother Sophia; he was listed as 22 IA laborer.  Possibly after this dismissed action, Albert married a Clara in 1894 and continued to live in the Ligioner, IN area until his death sometime after 1930.

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