10 March 2011

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

William A. Stahl v Aramintha A. Wallace Stahl (Journal 15 p151 – December 1889; Roll 47 Box 161 case number 2070 – 27 Apr 1889)

By Pamela Pattison Lash (updated 22 December 2011)

William Stahl stated that the couple was married on 4 Aug 1865 in Washington Twp, Stark Co, OH. Note that online data states the couple was married on 4 Aug 1853 in Stark Co, OH by ME Church minister, HD Fisher. They had eight children, all grown.  William charged his wife with being willfully absent for more than three years, gross neglect, and refusal to cohabit for more than six years.

His witness was Belinda J. Parnacot (Mrs. Henry Parnacot), 30 years old, who lived in Canton, OH.  The Stahls are her parents.  She said her father lives in Bryan, OH and her mother lives in Alliance, OH.  The couple separated six years ago on 17 July 1883.  Her father did not swear or abuse Aramintha nor did he drink to excess.  He always provided for his family.  Upon the separation her mother got the property.  (Note that in Belinda’s death information her father is listed, but not her mother.)

Another witness gave testimony – Annie Numan (Mrs Kie Numan), 29 of Canton, OH.  Annie is the daughter of this couple.  She said she had no letter from her father but her mother lives in Alliance, OH.  Someone bought property from her father and her mother does not have this real estate.

As you can see there are two different points of view from the two daughters.  It is unclear whether this action resulted in a divorce.  There was a continuance in the proceedings in December 1889.

William A. Stahl was born c1831 in PA; poss died c1903.  Nothing further is known of him aft 1889.

Armintha D. Wallace Stahl, born on 12 Oct 1833 in Stark Co, OH or Columbiana Co, OH, was the daughter of William Wallace and Eliza Grice, both OH natives.  She died on 8 Feb 1915 in Alliance, Stark Co, OH @81Y 3M 26D, with burial in the Alliance City Cemetery. Her death certificate stated she was a widow.

1860 Smith, Mahoning, Ohio; Roll: M653_1005; Page: 246; Image: 496; Family History Library Film: 805005.
h/h 1611/1510 Steel, William 29 PA farm laborer
Framintha 27 OH
Almira 5 OH
Melinda 4 OH
Sarah 2 OH

William J Stall, son of William A and Aramintha Wallace was born on 10 Dec 1871 in Newgarden, Butler Twp, Columbiana Co, OH

1880 Smith, Mahoning, Ohio; Roll: 1045; Family History Film: 1255045; Page: 203D; Enumeration District: 102; Image: 0590.
h/h 183/184 Stahl, William 48 farmer PA-PA-Ire
Aremintha wife 46 OH-PA-PA
Elmira dau 23 OH-PA-OH
Belinda dau 21 OH-PA-OH
Ellsworth son 17 OH-PA-OH
Henry son 15 OH-PA-OH
Wallace 13 son OH-PA-OH
Charles 11 son OH-PA-OH
Willie 8 son OH-PA-OH

1900 Alliance Ward 2, Stark, Ohio; Roll: T623_1322; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 122.
h/h 69/75 Stahl, Armintha (Oct 1844) 56 widow, 9/8 ch OH-PA-PA
William son (Nov 1875) 24 single OH-OH-PA (?) day laborer
Next door to son Henry (July 1866) 33 OH-OH-PA (?) machinist and his wife

1910 Alliance Ward 2, Stark, Ohio; Roll: T624_1232; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 0200; Image: 219; FHL Number: 1375245.
h/h 84/84 Stahl, Aramintha 76 widow 9/7 ch OH-NY-PA with daughter-in-law and grandchildren

09 March 2011

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

Sarah Nancy Housenick Snyder v Martin W. Snyder (Journal 15 p17 – 22 May 1889; p57 – June 1889; Roll 47 case number 2082 – 25 May 1889)

By Pamela Pattison Lash (updated 17 July 2011)

The couple was married at Ottawa, Putnam Co, OH on 18 Aug 1886(??).  An online source gives the date as 18 Aug 1888, same location. They had a son Otis Snyder who was 1 year old on 25 Sept 1888. (Williams Co, OH Birth V2 p110 shows birth date of Otis Snider, born 25 Sept 1888, Stryker, Williams Co, to Mastin Snyder and Sarah Houseneck).

According to Sarah, Martin left her on 22 Sept 1888 and then she was delivered of a child.  Martin has neglected them and refused to visit, live with, or contribute to their support.  Sarah was an orphan and had no place to live except for the kindness of other relatives and friends.  Martin was extremely cruel to her.  He owned property in Adams Twp, Defiance Co, OH.  Sarah wants a divorce and reasonable alimony.  She had two witnesses for her but the names are extremely difficult to decipher – S. Olmstead and Mary Olmstead, which fits from 1900 federal census below.  The journal stated there was a meeting in chambers at Paulding, OH and Sarah was granted a temporary injunction  from Martin trying to sell property.

A divorce was granted with Martin paying court costs and alimony of $1,000 plus the court placed a lien on real estate.

Now, on the surface I had very little information to go on, but once I started chasing down the census, other things fell into place.  Here’s what I found:

Since Sarah stated she was an orphan I checked the death records for a possible parent and found the following: Elizabeth Housnick died on 15 Feb 1879 @56Y in Springfield Twp, Williams Co, OH (Death V1 p50 – native of Germany, widow, consumption).

Sarah N. Housenick, the daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth Schaam Housenick, was born in Springfield Twp, Williams Co, OH in Nov 1860.

1860 Springfield, Williams, Ohio; Roll: M653_1052; Page: 73; Image: 149; Family History Library Film: 805052.
h/h 1140/1102 Hourenick, Jacob 36 Els
Elizabeth 31 Els
Louisa 14 NY
Mary A 8 OH
Susan 6 OH
Jacob 3 OH
Lana 2 OH

On 22 Jan 1864 Elizabeth Housnick, the widow of Jacob, applied for a widow’s pension based on her husband’s Civil War service in Co J 125th OVI.

1870 Springfield, Williams, Ohio; Roll: M593_1282; Page: 210B; Image: 426; Family History Library Film: 552781.
h/h 84/84 Homnick, Elizabeth 45 Holland living with Andrew and Louisa Witt
Franklin 5 OH
Sarah 10 OH

1880 Stryker, Williams, Ohio; Roll: 1078; Family History Film: 1255078; Page: 665B; Enumeration District: 13; Image: 0192
h/h 91/93 Umstead, Esquire 31 OH-NY-NY nighwatch in mill
Mary 35 wife OH-Germ-Germ
Charley 4 son OH-OH-OH
Houseneck, Sarah 19 OH-Germ-Germ sis-in-law, servant

1900 Stryker, Williams, Ohio; Roll: T623_1332; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 116.
h/h 119/199 Olmstead, Square (Apr 1848) 52 mar 27YOH-NY-NY day laborer
Mary A wife (July 1852) 47 1/1 ch OH-WI-NY
Charles M son (Dec 1875) 24 single OH-OH-OH
Houseneck, Sarah (Nov 1860) 39 OH-OH-OH sis-in-law
Otis (Sept 1888) 11 OH-OH-OH bro-in-law
(Note that Otis is a Houseneck not a Snyder; he is listed as bro-in-law to Olmstead)

1910  Pulaski, Williams, Ohio; Roll: T624_1241; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 0127; Image: 852; FHL Number: 1375254.
h/h 21/21, Linden, Fredrick 68 mar 2x mar 10Y Germ-Germ-Germ farmer to US 1854
Sarah wife 49 mar 2x 2/2 ch OH-Germ-Germ
Snider, Otis step-son 21 OH-OH-OH laborer
(Linden) Franklin P son 7 OH-Germ-OH

Sarah Nancy Housnick Snyder Lindan died on 16 Aug 1938 in Bryan, Williams Co, OH @&&Y 9M 10D; she was a widow; she was buried in Fountain Grove, Bryan, OH.

Martin W Snyder, the son of Henry and Anna Zeider Snyder, was born in Mar 1858 in Adams Twp, Defiance Co, OH; he died c1931 possibly in Hiawatha, KS.

1860 Noble Twp, Defiance Co, OH with parents Henry and Anna
Snyder, Martin 2 OH

1880 Adams, Defiance, Ohio; Roll: 1011; Family History Film: 1255011; Page: 14C; Enumeration District: 229; Image: 0284.
h/h 239/231 Snyder, Martin 22 OH-Rheinbergen-OH w/mother Ann 50 widow OH-Fr-Fr and siblings

1900 Adams, Defiance, Ohio; Roll: T623_1263; Page: 12A; Enumeration District: 1.
h/h 208/211 Snyder, Martin (Mar 1858) 42 OH-OH-OH laborer in mill, single w/brother William

On 16 Apr 1902 in Paulding Co, OH Martin W. Snyder, son of Henry J. Snyder and Ann Ziders/Zeider, married Elizabeth M. Byerly, daughter of Emanuel Byerly.  The groom was 42 and the bride was 35, born c1867 Stark Co, OH.

1910 Hiawatha, Brown, Kansas; Roll: T624_433; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 0023; Image: 101; FHL Number: 1374446.
h/h 24/24 Snyder, Martin 52 mar 1x mar 8Y OH-Germ-OH farmer
Elizabeth M 45 wife 1/1 ch OH-Germ-OH
Olive J 5 dau OH-OH-OH
Kerns, Harrold adopted son 9 OH-Germ-OH
(Note the record states Martin was only married once – to Elizabeth)

1915 Robinson, Brown Co, Kansas State CensusSnyder, Martin W 57 OH
Elizabeth 51 OH
Joy 10 KS
Kern, Harrold 14 KS

1930 Hiawatha, Brown, Kansas; Roll: 694; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 6; Image: 674.0.
h/h 196/208 Snyder, Martin W 72 mar @44Y OH-Germ-OH no occup
Elizabeth 67 wife mar @39Y OH-Germ-OH
Joy 25 dau single Oh-OH-OH saleslady in dry goods store

08 March 2011

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

John P. Siebenaller v Catherine E. Miller Siebenaller (Journal 14 p536 - 18 Mar 1889; Roll 47 Box 155 case number 2032 – 14 Jan 1889)

By Pamela Pattison Lash

The couple was married in Wyandot Co, OH on 14 Aug 1883. Note that online marriages for this county give the date as 13 Aug 1883 and the bride was Katy Miller. John charged Catherine “Katie” with being willfully absent for three years or more.  A divorced was granted.

There was no mention of a child born to this couple, but I found the following:
Clara Seilernaller, b 15 Aug 1885 in Salem, Wyandot Co, OH, was the daughter of JP Siebenaller and Catharine Miller.

John P Siebenaller, b Apr 1859 Big Spring, Seneca Co, OH, was the son of Peter and Margaret Mueller Siebenaller.

1880 Big Spring, Seneca, Ohio; Roll: 1065; Family History Film: 1255065; Page: 299B; Enumeration District: 208; Image: 0605.
h/h 158/164 Siebenaller, Peter 54 farmer LUX-LUX-LUX
Margaret 50 wife LUX-LUX-LUX
Catharine 23 dau OH-LUX-LUX
John 21 son OH-LUX-LUX
Rosa 19  dau OH-LUX-LUX
Loretta 16 dau OH-LUX-LUX
Theresa 14 dau OH-LUX-LUX
Louis 11 son OH-LUX-LUX
Nicholas 9 son OH-LUX-LUX

On 28 May 1889 in Defiance Co, OH JP Siebenaller married Martha Van Worner, b June 1870 MI, who may be the daughter of Porter and Cordelia Terell Van Wormer. 

Ella Siebenaller, born 9 Mar 1890 in Edgerton, Williams Co, OH, was the daughter of John Siebenaller and Martha Van Wormer (Birth V2 p119); she died on 29 Aug 1890 in Edgerton (Deaths V2 p56).

Glenn L Siebenaller, born 1 Aug 1894 in Springfield Twp, Williams Co, OH, was the son of JP Siebenaller and Martha Vanvanmer.

1900 St Joseph, Williams, Ohio; Roll: T623_1332; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 113.
h/h 72/76 Siebenaller, John (April 1859) 41 mar 12Y OH-Germ-Germ
Martha wife (June 1870) 29 4/3 ch OH-MI-OH
Grover A son (July 1891) 8 OH-OH-OH
Glen L son (Aug 1893) 6 OH-OH-OH
Clarence P son (Jan 1895) 5 OH-OH-OH

1910 Henry, Wood, Ohio; Roll: T624_1240; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 0188; Image: 689; FHL Number: 1375253.
h/h 121/121 Siebenaller, John 42 mar 2x mar 21Y OH-Germ-Germ teamster for city
Martha E wife 38 mar 1x 4/2 ch MI-PA-PA
Glenn L 16  son OH-OH-MI
Clarence P 14 son OH-OH-MI

By 1925 the Siebenallers lived in Cedar Rapids, Linn Co, IA according to the IA State Census.

Catherine Miller, born June 1859 pos in Richland Co, OH, was the daughter of Nicholas and Josephine Weaver Miller.

1880 Salem, Wyandot, Ohio; Roll: 1079; Family History Film: 1255079; Page: 464D; Enumeration District: 163; Image: 0369.
h/h 137/137 Miller, Nicholas 50 Bav-Bav-Bav farmer
Josephine 41 wife OH-Fr-Fr
Catharine 20 dau OH-Bav-OH
Margaret 18 dau OH-Bav-OH
John 15 son OH-Bav-OH
Mary 12 dau OH-Bav-OH
Elizabeth 10 dau OH-Bav-OH

1900 Jackson, Wyandot, Ohio; Roll: T623_1334; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 125.
h/h 39/39 Miller, Nicholas (May 1830) 70 mar 40Y Germ-Germ-Germ USA 1840 farmer
Josephine wife (Apr 1839) 61 6/5 ch OH-Germ-Germ
Catherine dau (June 1859) 40 divorced 1/1 ch OH-Germ-Germ
Maggie dau (Jan 1863) 37 single OH-Germ-Germ
John N son (Oct 1865) 34 single OH-Germ-Germ
Mary dau (May 1869) 31 single OH-Germ-Germ
Clara grand-daughter (July 1886) 13 OH-OH-OH

On 8 Sept 1906 Clara Miller or Hiebonaler married Jerome Fisher in Wyandot Co, OH.

Clara Fisher’s death certificate stated that she was born on 30 July 1885 in OH and died on 6 Mar 1913 in Kirby, Wyandot Co, OH with burial in St. Mary’s Cem; her parents were John Subeach (born Seneca Co, OH) and Catheren Miller (born in Richland Co, OH).

1910 Jackson, Wyandot, Ohio; Roll: T624_1241; Page: 10A; Enumeration District: 0179; Image: 306; FHL Number: 1375254.
h/h 209/212 Miller, Josephine 71 widow 6/4 ch OH-Germ-Germ
Katherine dau 49 divorced 2/2 ch OH-Germ-OH
Margaret dau  48 single OH-Germ-OH

1920 Jackson, Wyandot, Ohio; Roll: T625_1449; Page: 9B; Enumeration District: 173; Image: 874.
Jackson St
h/h 26/26 Miller, Kate 60 widowed OH-Germ-OH

1930 Kirby, Wyandot, Ohio; Roll: 1889; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 8; Image: 807.0.
h/h 15/15 Miller, Catherine 69 divorced OH-Germ-OH

07 March 2011

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

Anna A. Ames Scott v Walter Scott (Journal 15 case number 2092 – 5 July 1889; p98 - 15 Nov 1889; p290-292 - 28 Mar 1890; Roll 47 Box 160 case number 2092 – Mar 1890)

By Pamela Pattison Lash (updated 20 November 2011)

The defendant’s deposition was taken in Wauseon, Fulton Co, OH.
This may be an example of a filing in Williams Co, OH to avoid scandal in neighboring Fulton Co, OH.

Anna had the following witness statements:

1.  James McClure, 56Y, Wauseon tailor.  He said he had dozens of conversations with Anna because she thought Walter was running around with other women. 

2.  Mary Johnson – She said Anna told her Anna followed Walter to a bad house.

3.  Ollie Parmenter – Anna told her Walter was going to a bad house and he had venereal disease.  This was in a letter that Ollie burned.

4.  Mrs. Delila Cornell, 58 Y, had known Anna for 33 Y – Anna believed Mrs. William Lambert was the other woman.

5.  Cyrus Arnold, cabinet maker in Wauseon

6.  Harlan B. Hall of Hyde, Darke Co, OH – Walter went to hotels with other women – Eddith Warren was one of them

The Bryan Democrat, 28 Mar 1889

A frame residence on South Portland Street, owned by PS Garlow and for some time past occupied by Mrs Walter Scott, caught fire about 5 Monday afternoon and was badly damaged.  The steamer was on hand promptly and saved the framework of the building.  The origin of the fire is a mystery.  Mrs. Scott was moving out of the house and within half an hour after the last load was taken out of the house the fire alarm was sounded.  Mr Garlow’s loss is fully covered by insurance.

This case has a huge number of documents with accusations and counter-accusations.  She requested a reasonable alimony.  For example on 15 Nov 1889 there was a continuance granted.
In Journal 15 p290-292 case #2092 for 28 Mar 1890 there was an answer and cross petition.  Anna again charged Walter with extreme cruelty.  He owned "The Model Mills" in Bryan.  On p292 Anna stated she owned real estate in Bryan; she wanted all wearing apparel, the house and household goods, the furniture, and a reasonable alimony; at the time of the divorce she had to pay court costs but she received a fair settlement.

Anna Ames was born c1834 in Meadville, PA; husband Walter Scott was born in Aug 1828 in Chautauqua Co, NY, possibly the son of Pandura and Eunice Whitmore Scott of Stockton, Chautauqua Co, NY.

The couple had a son, Milan H. Scott, born 31 Jan 1865 in Enterprise, PA; Milan died in Toledo, Lucas Co, OH on 6 Sept 1905.

1860 Southwest, Warren, Pennsylvania; Roll: M653_1190; Page: 1040; Image: 398; Family History Library Film: 805190.
h/h 43/44 Scott, Walter 31 constable NY
Annie 25 PA
Carrie 11/12 PA
Also in household
Dunham, William 59 lumberman NY
Susan 49 NY
Henry Z 17 PA
Knight, William 21 NY laborer
Emily 17 domestic NY

1870 Wauseon, Fulton, Ohio; Roll: M593_1202; Page: 67A; Image: 137; Family History Library Film: 552701
h/h 3113/324 Scott, Walter 42 farmer NY
Anna 36 PA
Carrie 11 PA
Milan 6 PA
Bayes, Wesley 26 farm laborer OH

1880 Wauseon, Fulton, Ohio; Roll: 1018; Family History Film: 1255018; Page: 183D; Enumeration District: 24; Image: 0007.
h/h 422/430 Scott, Walter 51 NY lumber dealer
Anna wife 46 PA
Milan son 15 PA-NY-PA

1900 Civil District 13, Coffee, Tennessee; Roll: T623_1562; Page: 18A; Enumeration District: 40.
Walter Scott (Aug 1828) 71 NY-NY-VT widower, father of Carrie O Powell  (July 1859) 40 PA

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