Putnam County, Ohio
Common Plea Cases Filed:
Dallas Macklin vs. William Tatman, A. J. Jenkins as marshal of the village of Continental, and D. W. Noffsinger, as mayor of the village of Continental, injunction. [Lima News, Mar 15, 1931]
Patrole Recommended - Henry Ladd, confined at London Prison farm- recommended to the Ohio board of clemency as worthy of parole; hearing April 25. [Lima News, Mar 12, 1931]
Case filed: Bert Smith, administrator of the estate of David F. Owens, deceased, vs. Ida C. Jones and Joseph E. Andrews, to set aside deeds and for equitable relief. [Lima News, Mar 15, 1931]
Probate: John T. Moening estate - application by Hilarious Moening, to place under margin of will a receipt showing performance of a certain condition, relating to item 111 of the will. Hearing March 28.
Sheriff - Edward Desgranges vs. Charles Desgranges et al - revaluation and sale in partition of 80 acres of land in section 4, Palmer-tp, Edwin Hoffman, of Palmer-tp for $2,100; appraised at $4,400. [Lima News, Mar 12, 1931]
ALLEN: Margaret Allen against Pierce Allen, Petition for Divorce. The said Pierce Allen of the County of -____ and the state of___ is hereby notified that Margaret Allen of the County of Putnam and State of Ohio did on the first day of Februrary, 1860 file her petition in the office of the Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas, within and for the county of Putnam and the state of Ohio, charging said Pierce Allen with willful absence for more than three years last past, and asking that she may be divorced from the said Pierce Allen which petition will be for hearing at the next term of said Court. [The Kalida Sentinel, Jan., 21, 1860; Sub. by T. Rigney]
MERRITT: Margaret A. Merritt vs William P. Merritt, Petition for Divorce. The said William P. Merritt is hereby notified that on the 7th day of January, 1860, the said Margaret A. Merritt filed her Petition for Divorce and Alimony against him in said Court, assigning as grounds for Divorce that the said Defendant has been guilty of extreme cruelty towards her the said Petitioner; she also prays that she may be restored to her maiden name and that the custody of the infant child, the issue of said marriage may be awarded her. Said Petition will be for hearing at the March term 1860 of said court. [The Kalida Sentinel, Jan., 21, 1860; Sub. by T. Rigney]
PALMER: Eliza A. Palmer vs Michael F. Palmer for Divorce and Alimony. The said Michael F. Palmer is hereby noticied that on the 21st day of January 1860, the said Eliza A. Palmer filed her Petition for Divorce and Alimony against him in said Court, assigning as frounds for Divorce that said Defendant has been fuilty of extreme cruelty; she also prays that she may be restored to her maiden name and that the custody of the infant child, the issue of said marriage may be awarded to her. Said Petition will be for hearing at the March term 1860, of said court. [The Kalida Sentinel, Jan., 21, 1860; Sub. by T. Rigney]
Witnesses to Divorce Decree:
...Catherine Zahm had a child by Mr. Zahm which she exposed by putting it in a tub of cold water and keeping it here until it was blue and chilled. It was afterwards taken sick and the physician said the bowels were so chilled that it was doubtful whether it would ever recover. The child died of the illness. By Mary Agnes Zahm
...One day I was dressing a wound for Anthony that Catherine had given him by throwing a bowl at him. The door suddenly opened and when I looked Mrs. Zahm was standing in the doorway and exclaimed, “Now you whore I have caught you.” And called me all the other hard names. About ten that night Mrs. Zahm came to the window and knocked and said to Mr. Zahm, come out of that whore house and if he did not come out she would burn down his house and shop. Mrs Agnes Zahm
...One evening I was at Mr. Zahm's house and we were conversing about the old country and Mrs. Zahm said she would rather have the meanest Yankee in the world that the greatest gentleman from the old country. (Mr. Zahm was from the old country). She neglected her duties as a wife and abused his little boy very much. I examined the little boy, I found his back black and blue, he said it was caused by her beating him a week before with a stick almost as thick as your fist, a man who was passing by came in and stopped her. Mary Agnes Zahm
Submitted by Carol McKenzie, More Notes: "1850 census an Anthony was living next door to Jacob Mansuet Zahm. I believe this is the one it was. I also think this Anthony could be the same Anthony who married my Catherine Zahm, dau of Anthony."