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Ohio County Naturalizations

The following index includes Ohio County, Indiana naturalizations from 1848 to 1927. There are 5 separate books of naturalizations. I have created the book numbers in order to organize the index. The books are:

  • Book 1: Naturalization Record, Feb 1848 to Jun 1890
  • Book 2: Declarations of Intent, Nov 1892 to Sep 1912
  • Book 3: Declarations of Intent, Nov 1914 to Nov 1925
  • Book 4: Petitions for Naturalization, Dec 1921 to 1927
  • Book 5: Certificate of Naturalization Stubs: Sep 1921 to Sep 1925

The volumes were viewed on FHL microfilms 1311848 and 1311849.

Digital copies can be ordered through the Record Requests page.

BookPageGivenSurnameCountryDate
11HenryBarklowHanover1848
11JosephZeillerBavaria1848
12IsaacZeillerBavaria1848
12William HBlackScotland1848
13ThomasMillerIreland1848
13OstrimBorightCanada1848
14JohnSmallGermany1848
14WilliamVadickPrussia1848
15Frederick HenryTchederPrussia1848
15Frederick HOarschlagrPrussia1848
16HenryRabkarPrussia1848
16FrederickHousemireHanover1848
17FrederickLoringGermany1848
18WilliamBessekerHanover1849
18FrederickWellencampHanover1849
19HenryAschermanHanover1849
19HenryBlinkHanover1849
110FrederickTholkeHanover1849
111RodolphFisherHanover1849
111FrederickMarkerHanover1849
112JohnMcLaughlinIreland1850
112HenryKuhlmeierHanover1850
113Harmel HenryThomasPrussia1850
114HenryJobstrogtHanover1850
114RudolphMeyerHanover1850
115Henry Jr.MarkerHanover1850
115FrederickFrazierHanover1850
116Henry Sr.MarkerHanover1851
116ThomasWallaceIreland1851
117JamesHillisIreland1852
117JohnHillisIreland1852
117AndrewYoungScotland1852
118John HenryHenschenHanover1852
119JohnMegowanIreland1852
119JamesFloodIreland1852
120ThomasRichardsonEngland1852
120Cornelius JMahoneyIreland1852
121JohnNeamanGermany1852
121HenryDibberHanover1852
122Ernst HenryHilkerHamburg1852
122HenryWiehiePrussia1852
123FrederickElbrightGermany1852
123ChristianRudmierGermany1852
124WilliamHamiltonIreland1852
124MichaelFloodIreland1852
125WilliamMatthewsIreland1852
125MichalNashIreland1852
126DanielMcCalisterScotland1852
126ThomasCunnippIreland1852
127HughHavernIreland1852
127JohnZeillerGermany1852
128FrederickOscarmanGermany1852
128Ernst HenryRoheGermany1852
129HenrySummerfruchtGermany1852
129HenryEngelhartGermany1852
130JohnRileyIreland1852
130JohnEmmingGermany1852
131FrancisMyersHungary1852
131Ernst HenryAlbrightGermany1852
132RobertAndersonIreland1852
132FrederickFrazierGermany1852
133JamesConnellIreland1852
133FradyGareyIreland1852
134Henry WilliamEllargGermany1852
134WilliamBungerHanover1853
135Charles FHenschenHanover1853
135John HenryRiemanHanover1854
136Henry WilhelmKaterbrinkPrussia1854
136JosephSchwadyHanover1854
137HenryOvertraderHanover1854
137HenryRhoeHanover1854
138JohnVodegelHanover1854
138HenryLovecampHanover1854
139MichaelTisbineGermany1854
139ThomasMcLaughlinIreland1854
140JohnBlockHanover1854
140John FrederickHemesathHanover1854
141Casper HSudbrockHanover1855
141MorrisFritmanBavaria1855
142Frank HenrySmithPrussia1855
142HenryJohnsonMecklenburg1855
143WilliamSummerfreuchtHanover1855
143PatrickDunnIreland1855
144AdolphusDalmbertBavaria1855
144FrederickNewhouseHanover1855
145JosephBormanEngland1855
145JohnBoolSwitzerland1855
146EdwardYoungScotland1855
146BrunoBuhligGermany1855
147HenryFolkmanPrussia1855
147Rodolph HClusmanPrussia1855
148HenryScholleGermany1856
148AugustBaderPrussia1856
149WilliamKlinkermannHanover1856
149HenryKlausingBremen1856
150HenryWolfHanover1856
150FrederickBernerHanover1856
151JohnAlthofBremen1856
151FredMillgesHanover1856
152JohnHillHanover1856
152FrederickRiemanHanover1856
153JohnShwadeHanover1856
153HenryRoweHanover1856
154WilliamRobkerPrussia1856
154FrederickKlausingHanover1856
155PatrickHallaganIreland1856
155GeorgeKnollGermany1856
156FrederickKrumwiedeHanover1856
156AugustStootzerHanover1856
157JosephAmbergerBavaria1856
157JacobMillerSwitzerland1856
158JohnMersbergerBavaria1856
158HenryKortterHanover1856
159John HenryKniggeHanover1856
159JohnRussellIreland1856
160ConradPaulHessen1856
160WilliamScholleyHanover1856
161PeterHotzeHesse Darmstadt1856
161WilliamHefferkampGermany1856
162HenryNewhouseHanover1857
162Frederick WNoltePrussia1857
163HenrySniderHanover1857
163JeremiahMcElveyIreland1857
164NealMeginleyIreland1858
164John HStegemillerHanover1858
165John HenryKnollmanHanover1858
165ChritianMorlmannHanover1858
165CharlesWiachmanPrussia1858
166ChristopherMackBaden1858
166Joseph HenrySellmyerHanover1858
167Charles EdwinFunkeEngland1858
167FredrickRennertHanover1858
168AdamHerdegenBavaria1858
168PeterDramannHanover1858
169Casper HHenshanHanover1858
169HenryMilanderHanover1859
170FredrickVinupPrussia1860
170HenryVinupPrussia1860
171WilliamVinupPrussia1860
171WilliamShopmireHanover1860
172John FCutterHanover1860
172Herman HWesterlageHanover1860
173GeorgeChiversEngland1860
173JustaffSchrumpfPrussia1860
174JamesAllisonScotland1860
174JohnHodoffHanover1860
175CharlesDegeneyHanover1860
175Casper HenryKnollmanHanover1860
176John MichaelRehmWurttemberg1860
176John DSchraderHanover1860
177HenryVulweberHanover1860
177HenryRiemanHanover1860
178John FFahrenkampHanover1860
178WilliamRiemanHanover1860
179FrederickHesserHanover1860
179JosephEsebetthFrance1860
180PhilipWesleyHanover1860
180ThomasShehaneEngland1862
181Frederick WSchroaderHanover1862
181John FrederickNeamanHanover1862
182FrederickKittenbrunkPrussia1862
182JuliusShrumpPrussia1862
183JohnCutterHanover1864
183LawrencePanterBaden1864
184FrederickRupkerPrussia1864
184Martin FNeamanHanover1864
185WilliamMyerHanover1864
185AndrewMcGregorScotland1864
186JerryJanssenHanover1864
186John JEganIreland1866
187FrederickNeimanHanover1866
187Alexander JJonesCanada1866
188John HenrySchraderHanover1866
188HenryLivercampHanover1866
189WilliamHeinkerHanover1866
189WilliamThiesHanover1866
190Ernst HenrySchroederHanover1866
190Samuel HCorryEngland1866
191ArthurThuermerGermany1867
191Ernst HStegamillerHanover1867
192HermanLongmirePrussia1868
192CharlieSteggamillerHanover1868
193HenryOfferjostPrussia1868
193RodolphBrockmanHanover1868
194MortonBoddeHanover1868
194HenryUlmanseakHanover1868
195HenryDetmerHanover1868
195JohnDetmerHanover1868
196WilliamLannierHanover1868
196FrderickStegamillerHanover1868
197HenryWitteHanover1868
197GeorgeBodeHanover1868
198ErnstThiesHanover1868
198Andrew HObertateHanover1868
199John ELaykampHanover1868
199FrederickSellmireHanover1872
1100IsadoreGoldenbergPrussia1869
1100Harmon HPohlePrussia1870
1101AugustMormanPrussia1870
1101Daniel Jr.McCalisterIreland1870
1102FrankThiesHanover1870
1102FrederickRolphHanover1870
1103Jno HenryKlausingHanover1870
1103HenrySholeyPrussia1870
1104JohnSchollePrussia1871
1104ChristianNobbeHanover1871
1105HermanHeynGermany1872
1105FrederickZurmuchlenGermany1872
1106JohnGregorPrussia1872
1106CharlesDickmanHanover1872
1107HenryMohlenbrookPrussia1872
1107Henry WilhelmBogermanHanover1872
1108Jobst HenrySellmeyerHanover1872
1108FrankHenterHanover1872
1109HenryVornhederHanover1872
1109William HNeamanHanover1872
1110CharlesBushmanHanover1872
1110John FKlausingHanover1872
1111Frederick WVonhederHanover1872
1111Henry FVorbrokerPrussia1872
1112HenrySchollePrussia1874
1112WilliamVornhederHanover1874
1113WilliamPohlePrussia1874
1113HenryBressertHanover1874
1114JohnNeihouseHanover1874
1114H FrederickSchroederHanover1874
1115ErnestDetmerHanover1874
1115EdmundBlossGermany1874
1116JoabScheergGermany1876
1117JohnObertateGermany1876
1118FredHeusehenHanover1876
1119WmStegamillerPrussia1876
1120ChasDetmerPrussia1876
1121HenryThiemanPrussia1876
1122ChristineMelottPrussia1876
1123FredHunterbrinkPrussia1876
1124WilliamDetmerPrussia1876
1125ChristSachlebenPrussia1876
1126LouisSheueingGermany1876
1127CharlesNeimierPrussia1876
1128ErnestShroederPrussia1876
1129WilliamSikmenPrussia1876
1130JohnRowlandEngland1876
1131HenryWesleyPrussia1876
1132HenryShaeferGermany1878
1133JohnHennePrussia1878
1133JosephBurbankCanada1878
1134FrederickCoofGermany1878
1134WilliamNeimeierPrussia1878
1135HenrichWegenerGermany1878
1135JacquesLevyGermany1878
1136William HOatmanRussia1880
1136GeorgeRiemanGermany1880
1138ErnestBuddenbergGermany1882
1138John HReakeGermany1882
1139SamuelBrooksScotland1882
1139FrankDetmerGermany1882
1140HenryBuddenburgGermany1882
1140CharlesNehouseGermany1884
1141Gustave RobertStreifthanGermany1884
1142Frank HTigemierGermany1884
1142HenryPlackeGermany1884
1142HenryLiptockAustria1884
1144HenryBerkemierGermany1884
1144Frederick WilliamDiekmanPrussia1884
1145Henry MMeierGermany1884
1146HermanMeyerGermany1884
1146Charles FBressertGermany1884
1147EdwardFisherSwitzerland1884
1148Charles HLamvermeyerGermany1888
1149JohnMeyerGermany1888
1150HermanEngelsGermany1888
1151HermanStratmanGermany1888
1152August EHilkerGermany1890
21Martin HenryTitgemeierGermany1892
22WilliamTitgemeierGermany1892
23Frederick WilliamMeyerGermany1894
24WilliamNiehouseGermany1896
25AndrewMeyerGermany1897
26Henry FStrautmanGermany1898
27Albert HAldonChina1900
28Thomas AlfredHegenbarthEngland1912
29MarcusEinfeldtGermany1912
31Thomas AlfredHegenbarthEngland1914
32JosephDurlacherGermany1916
33MarcusEinfeldtGermany1916
34Charles HYagerGermany1918
35JuliusSchrumpfGermany1918
36ErnestDetmerGermany1918
37FrederickSiekmanGermany1918
38Herman GHoeferkampGermany1918
39FredDetmerGermany1918
310Frank HSmithGermany1918
311Charles HBodeyGermany1918
312WilliamNeihouseGermany1918
313Frank HDetmerGermany1918
314WilliamDetmerGermany1918
315Charles FDiekmanGermany1918
316Rudolf HenryLanvermeyerGermany1918
317John FSchroederGermany1918
318WilliamSiekmanGermany1918
319HenryBrameierGermany1918
320CharlesStegemillerGermany1918
321J FredVornhederGermany1918
322Phillip HWesslerGermany1918
323SamuelBrooksIreland1918
324J George Sr.SchroederGermany1918
325Herman HStrautmanGermany1918
326WilliamLandwehrGermany1918
327FrankTheisGermany1918
328William HNeamanGermany1918
329FredNeamanGermany1918
330Andy HTitkemeyerGermany1918
331GeorgeRiemanGermany1918
332Elizabeth EEinfeldtIndia1918
333HenryTorwallaGermany1918
334HenryUhlmaniekGermany1918
335HenryKlusmanGermany1918
336Fred KSelmeyerGermany1918
337HenryMarlmanGermany1918
338Henry AugustVornhederGermany1920
339Louise ClaraGreiveGermany1920
340Ernest HenrySchroederGermany1920
341Allie MaryDetmerGermany1920
342Gunnar WalfridZornSweden1922
343Leo MaxLabyGermany1925
344Karl Wilhelm ErnestBangertGermany1925
41Charles FrederickDiekmanGermany1921
42Herman GeorgeHoeferkampGermany1922
43HenryTorwellaGermany1922
44Thomas AlfredHegenbarthEngland1922
45JuliusSchrumpfGermany1922
46JosephDurlacherGermany1922
47Frank HenrySmithGermany1922
48FrederickSiekmanGermany1922
49William HenryNeamanGermany1922
410John George Sr.SchroederGermany1922
411ErnestDetmerGermany1922
412HenryBrameierGermany1922
413John FrederickVornhederGermany1922
414WilliamNeihouseGermany1922
415Charles HenryBodeyGermany1922
416Herman HStrautmanGermany1922
417Andy HenryTitkemeyerGermany1922
418John FrederickDetmerGermany1922
419FrederickSelmeyerGermany1922
420WilliamSiekmannGermany1922
421Phillip HermanWesslerGermany1922
422WilliamDetmerGermany1922
423Henry AugustVornhederGermany1925
424DoraVrugitzHungary1927
51Herman GeorgeHoeferkamp1921
52Thomas AlfredHegenbarth1921
53Charles FrederickDiekmann1921
54JuliusSchrumpf1922
55JosephDurlacher1922
56Frank HenrySmith1922
57FrederickSiekman1922
58William HenryNeaman1922
59John George Sr.Schroeder1922
510ErnestDetmer1922
511HenryBrameier1922
512John FrederickVornheder1922
513Charles HenryBodey1922
514Herman HenryStrautman1922
515Andy HenryTitkemeyer1922
516John FrederickDetmer1922
517FrederickSelmeyer1922
518WilliamSiekman1922
519Philip HermanWessler1922
520WilliamDetmer1922
521HenryTorwella1922
522Henry AugustVornheder1925

Ohio County Circuit Court Proceedings – Jul 1885

Proceedings of the July 1885 Term of the Ohio County, Indiana Circuit Court appeared in:

Aurora Spectator – 2 Jul 1885 – Page 8, Column 2

Ohio County Department.

Circuit Court.

The following cases have been disposed of since the session began:

Ira Hewitt vs. Anna Hewitt, divorce, dismissed.

Henry Stegemiller and Wm. Sholey vs. John McAdams; plaintiffs released from defendant’s bond.

Sarah A. Kittenbrink vs. Madison Graham et al. R. L. Davis appointed guardian ad litem for minor defendants.

State ex rel J. P. Hemphill, Auditor Ohio Co. vs. Sarah E. Walston et al, forclosure; judgment for plaintiff for $271.66.

Margaret A. Wade vs. Estate of Sarah A. Wade, claim of $58.00; allowed.

Samuel Schnell vs. James S. Hemphill, dismissed.

Altschul Bro. & Co. vs. Hall & Mapes; change of venue to Dearborn county.

State ex rel Emma Smith vs. Harrison Small, bastardy; dismissed.

E. C. Kenner vs. C. E. Kenner, divorce; divorce granted the plaintiff with $1,000 alimony and the custody of the children.

Abram Junker and wife vs. Zeph Heustiss, slander case in progress of trial.

Aurora Spectator – 9 Jul 1885 – Page 8, Column 1

Ohio County Department.

Circuit Court.

George L. Moore vs. William Dorrell et als., foreclosure; change of venue to Dearborn County.

Gertrude Harris vs. George W. Powell et als, foreclosure; judgment for plaintiff for $880.27.

Wm. R. Bowman vs. Rebecca Bowman; divorce granted plaintiff.

Abram Junker and wife vs. Zeph Heustis, slander; judgment for plaintiff for $500.00.

Moses Weiskoff vs. Hall & Mapes, on account; change of venue to Dearborn County.

George Norris vs. J. C. Ricketts, on bond; judgment for plaintiff for $100.00 and costs.

Ohio County Circuit Court Proceedings – Nov 1883

Proceedings of the November 1883 Term of the Ohio County, Indiana Circuit Court appeared in:
Aurora Spectator – 8 Nov 1883 – Page 8, Column 1

Ohio Circuit Court.

The following business had been transacted by the October term of the Ohio Circuit Court, Judge N. S. Given, presiding, up to Tuesday evening, Nov. 6:

Matilda Merrill et al vs. Louisa Welsh et al. Final report of S. H. Stewart, Commissioner.

James M. Reister vs. Randolph School Township. Dismissed.

A. Lozier vs. D. L. Wade et al. Judgment for plaintiff in the sum of $1006.82, and $50 attorney fees.

T G and Hester Ruddle vs. Estate of John Kilgour. $75 allowed claimant.

Petition of Margaret K Hannah, guardian, etc. Report filed.

Samuel Lostutter vs. Alfred Wilson. Judgment for plaintiff for $767.43.

Ezra Hastings vs. Stephen M. Hastings. Dismissed.

State of Indiana vs. James Conner, petit larceny. Discharged.

W W Williams was appointed guardian ad litem of Emma and Indiana Peters, and Anna and Edith Armstrong.

Thomas W Pate vs. Hiram Fisk. On note. Jury failed to agree and were discharged.

A C Downey vs. Melissa Peters et al. Judgment of foreclosure.

John B Coles vs. James C Ricketts. Action on account. Judgment for plaintiff in the sum of $239.25.

Charles Winkley vs. John P. and Meribah Hannah. Judgment for $293.66.

B C Calkins vs. Joseph Clore. Judgment for $3435.40 with costs.

John Clore vs. Joseph Clore. Judgment for $3435.40.

State vs. Hugh Bodle. Assault and battery. Plea of guilty. Fine $3 and costs.

State vs. Lewis T Cooper. Carrying concealed weapons. Fine $5 and costs.

T J Pickelheimer vs. Fred Hess and wife. On note. On trial.

Ohio County Circuit Court Proceedings – Jun 1883

Proceedings of the June 1883 Term of the Ohio County, Indiana Circuit Court appeared in:
Aurora Spectator – 28 Jun 1883 – Page 8, Column 4

The following business was disposed of at the June term of the Ohio Circuit Court:

CRIMINAL.

State of Indiana vs. Scott Sink—assault and battery with intent to kill. Trial by jury and verdict of $5 fine and five years in the penitentiary.

CLAIMS.

A. R. Hanna vs. Estate of Dillie Hanna, $115 allowed. Lydia Hanna vs. Estate of Dillie Hanna, $63 allowed.

PROBATE.

The following guardianship reports were made and approved: Heirs of William T. Hemphill, heirs of John E. Grieve; guardianship of Araminta Palmer, and Rea and Lizzie Martin.

Estate of Jane Williams, deceased; land ordered sold.

CIVIL CASES.

Nannie C. Fallon vs. William J. Fallon. Divorce, granted.

Belle Sink vs. Scott Sink. Divorce, dismissed.

Prudence Sparks vs. Oscar Sparks. Divorce, dismissed.

State ex rel Ed. D. Moore vs. Warren West. Settled.

Margaret K. Hannah, guardian exparte. Land ordered sold at private sale.

H. D. McMullen vs. E. G. Hayes. Judgment for plaintiff for $250.

Ex. rel. Ed. D. Moore vs. E. G. Hayes. Judgment for plaintiff for $1,848.27.

Ohio County Circuit Court Proceedings – Apr 1883

Proceedings of the April 1883 Term of the Ohio County, Indiana Circuit Court appeared in:

Aurora Spectator – 5 Apr 1883 – Page 8, Column 2

The Ohio Circuit Court convened on Monday with Judge N. S. Givan on the bench. The attorneys present are Hon. A. C. Downey, J. B. Coles, R. L. Davis, S. H. Stewart, J. S. Jelley, D. S. Wilber, W. W. Williams and H. S. Espey of Rising Sun; H. D. McMullen, W. S. Holman Jr., and D. H. Stapp of Aurora, and Thos. Works, of Allensville. But little business has been reached except Probate cases. The case of J. H. Pate, et al, vs. The Rising Sun and North’s Landing Turnpike Company came up and a change of venue was granted to Dearborn County. Also the case of the City of Rising Sun vs. Samuel Seward and W. R. Seward to recover attorney’s fees.

The following are the new cases docketed for this term of court:

Belle Sink vs. Scott Sink. Failure to provide.

Prudence Sparks vs. Oscar Sparks, divorce. Failure to provide.

John B Garnier vs. Simon Bartholome et al, on note, demand $2,000. Change of venue from Dearborn County.

Alonzo Wood vs. George Goodpaster. Replevin. Appeal from Justice of Peace.

Rose Pate vs. John F. Pate Jr. Divorce. Failure to provide.

Anna M. E. Smith vs. George Aufdencamp and Louisa Aufdencamp. Proceedings supplementary to execution.

Eliza Peck vs. John B. Cole and D. S. Wilber. Demand $50 ground rent on leasehold.

Julia Jenkins vs. John D. Hunter. Demand $550. Breach of contract.

James M. Reister vs. Randolph School Township. Demand $3,000. Suit for settlement of claim due from Township.

John F. Riggs, Administrator of Estate of Matilda Merrill, vs. George I. Moore and Morris P. Merrill. Demand $3,000. Ownership of bonds in controversy.

Aurora Spectator – 12 Apr 1883 – Page 8, Column 1

Ohio County Department.
Court Report.

PROBATE.

Estate Henry E. Meyers. Report filed and exceptions thereto. Referred to a Master Commissioner.

Estate Stewart Lotton. Final report.

Estate Mahala O’Neal. Continued.

Estate John T. Whitlock Sr. Final report. Continued.

Estate James Graham. Final report.

Estate Morris P. Merrill. G. I. Moore confirmed as administrator.

Estate Matilda Merrill. John F. Riggs confirmed as administrator.

Guardianship of heirs of James M. Graham. Sarah A. Graham confirmed as administrator.

Guardianship of heirs of George J. Downey, deceased. Partial report.

Estate Wm. Gerard. R. M. Jones, administrator. Final report and administrator discharged.

Guardianship of heirs of Wayne Lostutter. Partial report.

Estate Daniel Winings. Final report.

Guardianship of heirs of Henry Loheide. Partial report.

Estate Mary J. Starkey. Final report.

Estate George Buchanan. Final report.

Guardianship of Carrie Farrell. Mrs. A. R. F. Rabb, guardian. Petition of Carrie Farrell for removal of guardian. Petition overruled.

CIVIL DOCKET.

State ex rel John G. Burgess vs. Cornelius Luther. Dismissed.

D. S. Wilber, administrator, vs. Wm. S. Buchanan. Opinion of Supreme Court entered.

Neal McGinley vs. Laura McArdle. Opinion of Supreme Court entered.

State ex rel J. M. Pate vs. james M. North. Change of venue to Dearborn County.

Kate Blair vs. James M. Blair. Dismissed at plaintiff’s cost.

Wm. H. Sullivan vs. estate of Robert Peters. Claim of $57.50 allowed.

Lizzie Lemmon vs. estate of M. A. Coshow. Dismissed.

John B. Williams vs. estate Jane Williams. Claim of $163 allowed.

Alex B. Williams vs. same. Claim of $150 allowed.

Cass Township vs. James B. Hill. Judgment on demurrer.

A. C. Downey vs. estate of Robert Peters. Claim of $250.50 allowed.

Prudence Sparks vs. Oscar Sparks. Continued.

John B. Garnier vs. Simon Bartholome. Continued.

Alonzo Wood vs. George Goodpaster. Appeal. Dismissed.

Ira McIntire vs. Samuel Dorrell. Appeal in replevin. Finding for plaintiff. One cent damage and return of property.

State vs. Scott Sink. Assault with intent to kill. Plea of not guilty entered. Bail fixed at $500.

Ohio County Circuit Court Proceedings – Apr 1880

Proceedings of the April 1880 Term of the Ohio County, Indiana Circuit Court appeared in:
Aurora Saturday News – 10 Apr 1880 – Page 5, Column 5

OHIO CIRCUIT COURT.

State vs. Robert McCrary. Carrying concealed weapons. Two cases. Nolle prosequi.

State vs. John Mitchell, Daniel Mitchell and Scott Livingstone. Assault and battery. John Mitchell fined $1 and costs, others discharged.

State vs. Peterfield Evans. Surety of the peace. Recognized in the sum of $50.

Estate of Emeline Williams, dec’d. Final report, executor discharged.

Guardianship of heirs of John F. Akers, dec’d. Citation v guard’n.

Guardianship of Thomas Gregory. Stricken from docket.

Estate of Benjamin Moulton, dec’d. Administrator ordered to sell real estate.

Estate of Steven Hastings, dec’d. Refiled and approved.

Estate of Sarah Padgett, dec’d. Adm’r ordered to sell real estate.

Estate of Mahala O’Neal, dec’d. Appointment confirmed.

Estate of Wm. Tilton, dec’d. Appointment confirmed.

Estate of Hugh T. Williams, dec’d. Appointment confirmed.

Estate of Sarah Clore, dec’d. Appointment confirmed.

Guardianship of Kate E and Wm Munroe. Report filed.

Henry F Pottebaum et al vs. Allen B. Wiltier et al. Judgment for plaintiff for $46.15.

John B. Miller vs. John Colvin et al. Partition. Commissioner’s report made and approved.

Christian Hunter et al vs. Cynthia D Fisk. Partition. Report of sale filed and approved.

Matilda Merrill et al vs. Louisa Welch et al. Partition. Sale ordered. S H Stewart, Commissioner.

Neal McGinley vs. Laura McArdle. Motion by defendant for change of venue from Court.

Mary J. Lotton vs. Wm. Gillespie. Dismissed.

Ella Walker vs. Edward Walker. Divorce granted plaintiff and custody of children.

Heyn & Bro. vs. Jas. C. Ricketts. Judgment for plaintiff $37.57.

Richard Jones, admr. vs. Jacob Weaver, admr. Dismissed.

Elizabeth H. Lewis vs. John P. Brown, ex rel. Dismissed.

First National Bank of Lawrenceburgh vs. Peter Lostutter. Verdict for defendant.

William Grace vs. J. C. Ricketts. Verdict for plaintiff $12.50.

Sarah Clark vs. Hannah Hammond. Dismissed.

Joseph Bright vs. Robert McCrary. Dismissed.

Wm. D. Burkham vs. Ezra G. Hayes. Judgment for plaintiff $9,500. Appeal to supreme court by defendant.

Ohio County Circuit Court Proceedings – Apr 1874

Proceedings of the April 1874 Term of the Ohio County, Indiana Circuit Court appeared in:
Aurora Dearborn Independent – 9 Apr 1874 – Page 3, Column 2

Ohio County Circuit Court Reports.
Before Judge Roberts.

No. 10—The Rising Sun Insurance Co. vs. C. H. Miller, Adm’r of Jas. Miller’s estate. Dismissed.

No. 17—Henry F. Pattebaum vs. McAdam’s estate. Claim of $60.00 allowed.

No. 22—Margaret Billingsly vs. the estate of James Billingsly. Claim of $609.00 allowed.

No. 16—State of Indiana vs. J. R. Crouch information for selling on Sunday. Tried by a jury and verdict of Not Guilty.

No. 18—W. H. Clark vs. I. S. Haines. Judgment of foreclosure and for $444.00.

Lydia Sedam vs. Verner Sedam. Petition for divorce. Divorce granted.

No. 239—John Zimmerman vs. Louis Koons. Action to recover realty. Judgment for possession and one cent damages. Trial by the Court.

No. 248—B. C. & H. J. Calvert vs. Henry Clement. Action to foreclose mortgage. Judgment of foreclosure and for $133.40.

No. 249—Thomas Douglass vs. Thomas Ryan. On note. Judgment for plaintiff for $742.50.

No. 256—The National Bank of Rising Sun vs. John Grace, Silas B. Fish and H. E. Meir. Action on note. Judgment for $745.44.

The case of Billingsly et al vs. Billingsly et al to contest the will of James Billingsly, deceased, came on for trial on Wednesday of last week, and is yet (Tuesday) pending. A large number of witnesses will be examined on both sides.

Ohio County Circuit Court Proceedings – Jan 1874

Proceedings of the January 1874 term of the Ohio County, Indiana Circuit Court appeared in:
Aurora Dearborn Independent – 29 Jan 1874 – Page 3, Column 3

Rising Sun-Beams.
Correspondence of the Independent.

Circuit Court completed its two week’s session on Saturday. These cases were tried.

State ex. rel. Clara D. Hunt vs. Fred. H. Tholke—Bastardy–$500.00 awarded to plaintiff.

L. D. Stanford vs. O. & M. Railway Co.—Civil action for damages–$300.00 for plaintiff.

Nelson Fisk vs. Joshua Baker—To recover real estate—The jury found for defendant in regard to the real estate, and also found that $1,490.00 was due plaintiff.

Ohio County Common Pleas Court Proceedings – Aug 1872

Proceedings of the Ohio County, Indiana Common Pleas Court for August 1872 appeared in:
Aurora Dearborn Independent – 8 Aug 1872 – Page 3, Column 2

Ohio Common Pleas.

The Rising Sun Recorder of the 3d inst. says:

An adjourned term of the Ohio Common Pleas was begun on last Wednesday, Judge Scott Carter presiding. The cases for trial are:

Joseph A. Burkham vs. The Lawrenceburg Woolen Manufacturing Company, Elijah S. Blasdel, Levin B. Lewis, Ezra G. Hayes, and Anson Marshall

George B. Fitch, administrator, vs. the same defendants

John P. Tyson et al vs. John C. Craig, administrator of Hugh Smith, deceased.

The first named case was put on its trial before a jury on Thursday. The issues formed for trial is between the plaintiff and Ezra G. Hayes. The complainant seeks to make the defendant liable for a loan of ten thousand dollars of United States 5.20 bonds made by Anson Marshall to the woolen mill in the year 1867. The counsel for plaintiff are Messrs. John D. Haynes, F. Adkinson, and John K. Thompson; for defendant, Messrs. D. S. Major, Wm. S. Holman, John Schwartz, O. D. Liddel, and S. R. Downey.

A special term of the Ohio Circuit Court was held by Judge Carter, for the hearing of what is known as the Barkshire case.

The session will probably occupy several days of next.

Ohio County Circuit Court Proceedings – Feb 1871

Proceedings of the February Term of the Ohio County, Indiana Circuit Court appeared in:
Aurora Dearborn Independent – 23 Feb 1871 – Page 2, Column 3

Ohio County Circuit Court.
RISING SUN, Feb. 20.

This Court convened on the 13th inst., Judge Hanna on the bench. “The course of true love never did run smooth,” it is said, and perhaps this will also apply to the law business. Collisions on the river and on the railroad are often heard of, but we had a collision of Judges on Wednesday. They came together, butted a while, but no particular damage was done to the machinery. For this accident perhaps the engineer is to blame. Judge Lamb appointed Judge Berkshire to hold a special term of Circuit Court to try an old State case brought over from Franklin county. It is entitled “State ex rel. McCarty vs. Pepper et. al.” Judge Hanna, however, who is running over Circuit Court train, concluded to appoint Judge Carter to try the case at the same time and place. Hence the collision. After knocking legal heads together for a while, said heads agreed to postpone the case until April, to be tried in Franklin county before Judge Carter.

Cases before our Circuit Court and continued are too numerous to mention, and only those which arrived at a verdict will be briefly considered.

The attorneys in attendance were Messrs. Holland, Barbour, Binkley, Haynes, Given, McMullen and Prosecuting Attorney Brumblay from other counties, and Messrs. Davis, Stewart, Coles, Downey and Spencer of Ohio county; also J. S. Jelley and J. F. Bellamy, of Kansas. Supreme Judge Downey dropped in for a short time on Tuesday. That old mill—the grand jury—was started to grinding, with J. B. Gerrard as foreman.

State vs. Norris. Giving liquor to a minor. Plea of guilty; $5 fine.

State vs. George Murdock. Assault and battery. Plea of not guilty—acquitted.

Maria J. Downey et al vs. Erastus S. Downey et al. Partition—report of Commissioners confirmed.

Isaac Heyn and Samuel Heyn vs. Jamieson. Attachment—judgment for plaintiffs of $73.

David Lostutter vs. Wm. E. Jelley. Attachment—judgment for plaintiff of $792.

Harriet Jones vs. John Jones. Divorce—divorce granted.

Eliza Sisson vs. David Sission. Divorce—granted; alimony $900.

G. W. Miller vs. Virginia Miller. Divorce—granted.

Samuel F. Lindsay vs. Electa Lindsay. Divorce—judgment for the defendant on cross complaint. Divorce granted; defendant to have custody of the child and $600 alimony. This case excited considerable interest and was a full day’s work.

Joshua R. Crouch brought suit against the County Commissioners for refusing him license to sell liquor. After a partial trial the casee was worked entirely out of Court, much to the surprise of his attorneys.

The term closed on Saturday.