Hulda(h) Diehl/Deal Burchell v Richard H. Burchell (Journal 14 p535 - 14 Mar 1889; Roll 47 Box 155 case number 2034)- 17 Jan 1889 - See Native Sons Gone Wrong, Lash, 2001, p8-9
By Pamela Pattison Lash (updated 8 December 2011)
The couple was married in Wms Co, OH on 7 Jan 1885 by George E. Coy, JP (Marriage V5 #581). Huldah charged Richard with being willfully absent for three years or more and with gross neglect. She said on 7 June 1885 he refused to care for her maintenance and comfort. He was a strong, healthy man and earned wages. She had to provide for herself through her own labors. She requested a divorce, restoration of her maiden name of Diehl, and reasonable alimony. A divorce was granted along with an alimony schedule of $500 to be paid in installments.
Richard, born in Apr 1865, was a native of Bryan, OH, the son of John and Ellen Burchell, natives of Ireland. The Burchells were enumerated in the 1870 Bryan, Pulaski Twp federal census, p49-50, as John 48 IR laborer, Ellen 33 IR, John 11 OH, Mary 10 OH, Richard 6 OH, George 4 OH, and Michael 2/12 OH.
I have written a great deal about the Burchell family in connection with the murder of Arthur Brown and if someone wants to read about this the source is above in red.
From Williams Co, OH Common Pleas Journal 15 p109 – The State of Ohio v Richard and George Burchell, case #853 – 22 Nov 1889, assault and battery:
Richard had to pay $5 fine while George paid only $1; they were sent to jail until the fines were paid and then in case #869 the fines were reversed.
From Williams Co, OH Common Pleas Journal 15 p348-349 – The State of Ohio v Myron Stuckman, Richard Burchell, Michael Burchel, case #841 – 9 June 1890: assault and battery:
Richard says he is not guilty on 13 June 1890; for case #842, resisting arrest, he says he’s not guilty.
From Williams Co, OH Common Pleas Journal 15 p384-385 – The State of Ohio v Richard Burchell and Stockman, case #385 – 28 June 1890, assault and battery:
Richard said he’s not guilty but now retracts his plea to guilty. He pays a fine of $10 plus court costs but he’s in default of paying the money so he was committed to a jail term. He must have a bond of $200 for his good behavior, especially toward August Heidley (Marshall). William Aungst (the blacksmith shop owner/employer of the Burchells) paid his sureity of $200 and Richard is to keep the piece for two years.
Richard Burchell married Clara Miller on 18 Aug 1898 in Williams Co, OH (Marriage V6 #599). He died in West Unity, Brady Twp, Williams Co, OH on 29 Feb 1928.
Huldah, the daughter of Levi and Juliann Diehl, was also born in Bryan, OH on 5 July 1864.
Bryan Democrat, 3 Nov 1889, p3 c2
Miss Huldah Diehl’s property on South Lebanon Street (Bryan) is undergoing improvements.
After the divorce Hulda Diehl married George Bunker, the son of Nelson and Mary Taylor Bunker. They married on 20 Mar 1900 in Williams Co, OH (Marriage V8 p130). They were the parents of one unknown child, Ray H Bunker (20 Jan 1901, Bryan) and Ellsworth E Bunker (10 July 1904, Bryan).
1900 Bryan, Williams, Ohio; Roll: T623_1332; Page: 12A; Enumeration District: 112.
h/h 285/289 Bunker, George (Jan 1864) 36 OH-OH-OH no occup
Huldah A wife (July 1863) 36 OH-PA-PA mar 0 yrs 0/0 ch laundry woman
1910 Pulaski, Williams, Ohio; Roll: T624_1241; Page: 13A; Enumeration District: 0130; Image: 951; FHL Number: 1375254.
h/h 335 Bunker, George 47 OH-OH-OH mar 1x farmer
Hulda B wife 46 OH-OH-OH mar 2x; mar 10Y 3/1 ch
Raymond H son 9 OH-OH-OH
Huldah Bunker died c23 Oct-30 Oct 1914 as listed in the Bryan Democrat newspaper index.
George Bunker (7 Nov 1861 Montpelier, Superior Twp, Williams Co, OH – 5 Jan 1944) died in Edgerton, St. Joseph Twp, Williams Co, OH and was buried in the Brown Cemetery.