06 March 2011

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

Caroline Zeiter Rockey v Jacob F. Rockey (Roll 47 Box 159 case number 2088 – 24 June 1889)

By Pamela Pattison Lash

The couple was married at the residence of her father in Williams Co, OH on 23 May 1889 (Marriage V5 #1509).  They have a female child.  On 5 June 1889 Jacob left Caroline and would not perform any of his marriage vows.  He gave her no support.  Caroline lived off the charity of her parents while Jacob owned real estate, a 3-year old bay mare, and several buggies.  Daniel Rockey and Jacob Miller were summoned to give evidence, but it’s unclear for which side.  There was no statement as to the final outcome of this action.

Caroline Zeiter, 26 Dec 1870, Williams Co, OH (Birth V1 p25) – 1964, was the daughter of Adam and Elizabeth Burkhardt Zeiter, natives of Crawford Co, OH, who married in Williams Co, OH on 12 Apr 1870 (Marriage V4 p110).  Caroline and her husband, James Milton Quinn (6 Sept 1870 – 31 Mar 1963, Williams Co, OH) were buried in Edon Cemetery, Florence Twp, Williams Co, OH.

1880 Florence, Williams, Ohio; Roll: 1077; Family History Film: 1255077; Page: 570C; Enumeration District: 8; Image: 0774
h/h 314/335 Zeiter, Adam 31 OH-Als-Als farmer
Elizabeth 31 wife OH-Wurtem-Wurtem
Caroline 9 dau OH-OH-OH
Albert 7 son OH-OH-OH
Sophia C 5 dau OH-OH-OH
Emma 3 dau OH-OH-OH
Robert C 10/12 Aug son OH-OH-OH
Zeiter, Conrad 81 father Als-Als-Als

1910 Chicago Ward 6, Cook, Illinois; Roll: T624_246; Page: 14A; Enumeration District: 0333; Image: 33; FHL Number: 1374259.
h/h 171/270 Quinn, James M 39 mar 1x mar 7Y Can-Ire-Ire bricklayer US Nat 1891
Caroline wife 39 mar 1x 0/0 ch OH-OH-OH living with James’ parents, John and Catherine Quinn

1920 Chicago Ward 7, Cook (Chicago), Illinois; Roll: T625_316; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 460; Image: 788.
h/h 1/1 Quinn, James 49 Can-Ire-Ire bricklayer in steel mill to US 1880 Nat 1915
Caroline wife 49 OH-OH-OH
John father 89 widower Ire-Ire-Ire

Note I have not found Caroline in the 1900 federal census nor any information on her daughter.

Jacob Fredrick Rockey (18 Oct 1864 Chatfield, Crawford Co, OH – 5 May 1950 Florence Twp, Williams Co, OH) was the son of Dieterick and Catherine Koeller Rockey.  He married Matilda Herman on 19 Dec 1901, Williams Co, OH (Marriage V8 p313).

Matilda Herman (17 Nov 1867 Williams Co, OH – 30 Apr 1949 Edon, Williams Co, OH) was the daughter of Frederick and Dorothea Wagner Herman.

Jacob and Matilda were the parents of a daughter.

1880 Florence, Williams, Ohio; Roll: 1077; Family History Film: 1255077; Page: 570D; Enumeration District: 8
h/h 323/344 Rockey, Dieterick 59 Birne-Birne-Birne farmer
Catherine 51 wife H Darm-H Darm-H Darm
Daniel 18 son OH-Birne-H Darm farm laborer
Nancy J 20 dau OH-Birne-H Darm
Jacob 16 son OH-Birne-H Darm farm laborer

1900 Florence, Williams, Ohio; Roll: T623_1332; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 104.
Jacob Rockey (Oct 1864) 35 OH-Germ-Germ cousin to Valentine Rockey; single. farm laborer

1910 Florence, Williams, Ohio; Roll: T624_1241; Page: 9B; Enumeration District: 0120; Image: 696; FHL Number: 1375254.
h/h 47/50 Rockey, Jacob 45 mar 2x mar 8Y OH-Germ-Germ farmer
Tilla wife 43 mar 1x OH-Germ-Germ 0/0 ch

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