05 March 2011

Divorce Action in Williams County, Ohio - Pickle (Roll 47)

Jennie M. Hayne Pickle v Elmer C. Pickle (Journal 15 p146 – Dec 1889; p404 – 28 June 1890; p518; Roll 47 Box 166 case number 2095 – 13 July 1889)


By Pamela Pattison Lash (updated 19 December 2011)

The couple was married in West Unity, Brady Twp, Williams Co, OH on 3 July 1887 (Marriage V5 #1006).  The couple did not have any children.  Jennie charged her husband with providing no support or maintenance for the necessities of life.  She has lived off the charity of others and her own labor for support.  She stated that Elmer abandoned her immediately after the marriage and was guilty of neglect and extreme cruelty.

Furthermore, she married him when she was 16 and he was 24.  She married against her will or the wishes of her living parents.  Elmer used fraud and deceit.  He told her he had consent from her mother and stated such to the probate judge when he obtained a license, but in truth he did not have what he swore to the judge.  He told the judge that Jennie was 18 instead of her true age of 16.  He never intended to live with her and was guilty of a fraudulent marriage contract.

There were several continuances. The divorce info did not state whether a divorce was actually granted. I have not been able to find info on Jennie but I was able to uncover some data on errant husband, Elmer.

Elmer, born Feb 1862 in Williams Co, OH, was the son of Abraham Wellington and Eliza/Louisa J Combs Pickle.  The Pickle family was listed in the 1850 Brady Twp, Williams Co, OH but then moved to Fulton Co, OH, and much later settled in Ransom, Hillsdale Co, MI and parts West.

1870 German, Fulton, Ohio; Roll: M593_1202; Page: 113A; Image: 229; Family History Library Film: 552701.
Elmer 8 OH living with parents and siblings

1880 German, Fulton, Ohio; Roll: 1017; Family History Film: 1255017; Page: 127C; Enumeration District: 22; Image: 0693.
h/h /212 Pickle, Abraham 56 farmer PA-NJ-PA crippled, farmer
Eliza 48 wife OH
Ida 22 day OH-PA-OH
Elmer 17 son OH-PA-OH works on farm
Irena 12 dau OH-PA-OH
Burk 6 son OH-PA-OH

Elmer married Mary R McKee, daughter of William Addington and Adaline Kelly on 7 Mar 1895 in Trade Lake, Burnett Co, WI.  Mary was from NC.

1900 Laketown, Polk, Wisconsin; Roll: T623_1811; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 134 (living next door to Elias Pickle)
h/h 31/31 Pickle, Elmer C (Feb 1862) 38 mar 5Y OH-OH-OH farmer
Mary (Apr 1851) 49 wife  6/3 ch NC-NC-NC
Zeralder (Sept 1885) 15 step-dau WI-AL-NC

Elmer and Mary are found in the 1905 Laketown, Polk Co, Wisconsin State Census as Elmer 42 OH farmer and Mary wife 54 GA

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