Dearborn County Circuit Court Proceedings – Mar 1884

Proceedings of the March 1884 Term of the Dearborn County, Indiana Circuit Court appeared in:

Lawrenceburg Register – 13 Mar 1884 – Page 2, Column 5


Final report is made in the following Estates and Guardianships:

  • Guardianship of heirs of Maria and Fred Miller.
  • Estate of Barbara Volk.
  • Estate of Johann Kuhn.
  • Guardianship of James Prichard.

Frederick O. Gerard is permitted to adopt Daniel Jones, aged 12 years and Jennie Jones aged 10 years. The mother consented to the adoption, and it is not known whether the father is alive or not. The children take the names of Daniel Jones Gerard and Jennie Jones Gerard.

The will of August Maletzky is admitted to probate, and John H. Droge is appointed executor.

Ferris J. Nowlin is appointed administrator of the estate of Marthia Voshell, and John Wulber is appointed administrator of the estate of John G. Cors. Both estates are solvent.

The last will of Joseph Distal is admitted to probate.

Elihu Alden and August Thomas have brought suit against the Mail Line Company. The plaintiffs were the owners of the steam tug Western Wave, which the steamer City of Madison sunk during the month of February. The claim is that the Madison caused the disaster by negligence, and bring suit for $2,250 damages.

Lawrenceburg Register – 20 Mar 1884 – Page 3, Column 2


Miami Stove Works vs. City of Lawrenceburgh. On motion of plaintiff this case is transferred to Greensburg for trial. This is the case in which Centre street, the entrance to the Fair Grounds, is in controversy.

George Eineal vs. Jacob Hans et al. Judgment vs. defendants for $392.

Emil Strobel vs. Bertha Stein. Judgment against defendant for $96.

John Snyder vs. Snyder & Baker. Judgment against defendant, Baker, for $345.

William Dair and others vs. Lotta B. Scott. Partition of real estate. Harry S. Probasco is appointed commissioner to make sale of certain real estate.

John C. Miller, Trustee of Sparta township, vs. John Spencer. Jury finds for the plaintiff, and assesses his damages at $5.

Louis Weitzel vs. Isidore Brichler. Judgment against defendant for $29.

State vs. William Smith. Grand larceny. Trial by jury. The jury return verdict sentencing Smith to the State Prison for five years and fining him $25. Smith is a negro, and was charged with stealing an overcoat and gun from Harry Probasco.

John Miller vs. John Miller. Administrator’s claim for $104 is allowed.

The Will of Francis de Sales Verdin is admitted to probate. Francis de Sales Verdin is appointed Executor, and gives bond in $1,400.