Margaret Kingseed Scherer v Christian Scherer (Journal 13 p391 - 4 Feb 1886; Roll 43 Box 146 case number 1595 - Jan 1886)
By Pamela Pattison Lash (updated 2010)
The couple was married on 1 Nov 1872 in Tiffin, Seneca Co, OH. Margaret, b1847 OH, was the daughter of Henry and Margaret Kingseed, natives of Bavaria. The Kingseed family was enumerated in the 1860 Palo-Alto, Seneca Twp, Seneca Co, OH federal census p10, as Henry 56 BV, Margaret 54 BV, Elizabeth 18 OH, Lewis 15 OH, and Margaret 13 OH. There was a hearing in Defiance County, OH. Margaret charged Christian with extreme cruelty. He struck and beat her with a wood club and threatened to kill her. She wanted clothing for herself and the children plus the household goods. She also wanted reasonable alimony of $50, as he owned 80 acres in Springfield Twp. Christian was a habitual drunk for the past three years. The couple had the following children: Henry (11), William (4), and Arthur (1). Christian stated that he wanted her back and will destroy the livestock if she does not return. The action was dismissed due to the wishes of both parties.
Wms Co birth records showed the following children for the couple: Margaret (b 23 Oct 1880 - V2 p23), William F (b 27 Nov 1881 - V2 p35), Arthur E (b 20 Oct 1884 - V2 p71), and Harrison L (b 1 Aug 1887 - V2 p99).