17 November 2010

Divorce Action in Williams County, Ohio - Stenger

Charles Edward Stenger v Ninna Ogle Stenger (Journal 12 p360 - 25 Nov 1884; Roll 38 case number 1041-1042 - Nov 1884)

By Pamela Pattison Lash (updated 2010)

The couple was married on 24 Mar 1878 in Wms Co (Marriage V4 p567).  He stated that Ninna was willfully absent for three years or more.  A divorce was granted.

Charles, born on 3 Mar 1857, Farmer, Defiance Co, OH, was the son of George and Mary Bowman Stenger, who had married on 24 Dec 1854 in Williams Co, OH (Marriage V2 p150).  The Stengers were listed in the 1860 Center Twp, Williams Co, OH federal census p82 as George Stinger 25 OH, Mary 26 OH, Charles 3 OH, and Mary 1 OH; the family next appeared in the 1870 Center Twp federal census, p30, as Mary 37 OH, Charles 13 OH, Mary 12 OH, and William 9 OH.

Charles married Caroline Easterday on 30 Nov 1890 in Wms Co (Marriage V6 #334).  They had four children, Ralph William (b1891), Maude (b1895) and Gretchen (b1902), and another infant daughter. Charles died in Feb 1929 and was buried in the Fountain Grove Cem, Bryan; Caroline (1861-1945) was buried beside her husband.   Nothing more is known about Ninna.

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