Elizabeth Nunn Van Behren v Christian Van Behren (Journal 5 p450 - 14 Mar 1859; p511 - 3 June 1859; Roll 12 case number 39 - Mar 1859)
By Pamela Pattison Lash (updated 2010)
The couple was married on 10 Aug 1857 in Defiance, Defiance Co, OH (Marriage V1 p146). Elizabeth charged that on 1 Sept 1857 in Defiance he struck, kicked, and ill-treated her. He was a habitual drunk for three years or more. Christian denied this in his answer to the charge. He stated that he was kind and affectionate. He said Elizabeth neglected him and was willfully absent. She wanted alimony of $25. The case was dismissed. The 1850 Tiffin Twp, Defiance Co, OH federal census p47 listed a Von Beron family as Christin 55 GERM farmer, Christina 55 GERM, and daughter Christina 12 OH. In the 1860 Tiffin Twp, Defiance Co, OH federal census p419, C Van Beren was listed alone at 63 PRUSSIA farmer.