10 November 2010

Divorce Action in Williams Co, OH - Shouf

Iantha Jane Gilvic Cramer Shouf v Peter Levengood Shouf (Journal 13 p35 - Jan 1885; Roll 41 Box 140 case number 1425 - 27 Jan 1885) – see Langel

By Pamela Pattison Lash (updated 2010)

The couple was married on 12 June 1881 in Bryan, Wms Co, OH according to Iantha but the marriage record showed the date as 12 May 1881 (Marriage V5 #3).  Iantha was recorded as Mrs. Cramer, but no information has been found as to whom she was formerly married.

Peter, born on 2 May 1842 in Ashland Co, OH, was the son of John Breckenridge and Nancy A. Franks Shouf.  The father was a manufacturer of bricks and came to Pulaski Twp, Wms co c1854, settling on land in Sec 31.The family was enumerated in the 1860 Bryan, Pulaski Twp federal census, p182B, as JB 54 PA, Nancy 52 PA, Solomon B 19 OH, Peter L 17 OH, John H 15 OH, Nancy 13 OH, Lemuel 11 OH, Mary J 9 OH, William 7 OH, and Eliza Fickle 17 OH inmate.  By 1870 the family was listed in the Bryan federal census, p22, as JB 59 PA, Nancy A 61 PA, Peter L 27 PA, William 17 PA, and Ellen Franks 23 PA domestic. 

Iantha Jane, b1863, pos Wyandot Co, OH, was the daughter of Charles and Sarah Rose Shaffer Gilvic. Her mother married Lucas M. Crist on 10 Jan 1864 in Wyandot Co, OH and the family was found in the 1870 Pierceton, Washington Twp, Kosciusko Co, IN federal census under Lucas Christ; they came to Wms Co in the early 1880's.

Iantha and Peter had two known children: an unnamed male, stillborn on 9 Apr 1883 and Wade G, b 4 Nov 1884, Bryan.  She charged that on 1 Sept 1884, while pregnant within weeks of delivery, Peter was extremely cruel; he knocked her to the floor and violently shook her.  The case was dismissed.  Peter died on 8 Aug 1918 and was buried in the Bryan Fountain Grove Cemetery; Iantha died on 3 Jan 1954 and was buried beside her husband.

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