Category Archives: Switzerland County Probate

Switzerland County Probate Records on Ancestry.com

The following is a guide to the probate records for Switzerland County, Indiana available on Ancestry.com. Links to indexes on Indiana’s Gore are included when available.

Will Books contain all recorded wills.
Probate Order Books contain Probate Court business.
Complete Probate Record Books contain compiled probate records when the probate is closed. It may not contain every probate or all records.

Will Books

Book Image Set Start Index Start Online Index
1 (1823-1847) Will Records, Circuit Court, Vol 1, 1823-1847 Image 1 Image 3 N/A
2 (1847-1849) Will Records, Circuit Court, Vol 2, 1847-1859 Image 1 Image 3 N/A
3 (1859-1866) Will Records, Circuit Court, Vol 3, 1859-1866 Image 1 Image 3 N/A
3 cont. (1866-1877) Will Records, Circuit Court, Vol 3, 1866-1877 Image 8 (p.120) See above N/A
4 (1877-1896) Will Records, Circuit Court, Vol 4, 1877-1896 Image 1 Image 3 N/A
5 (1876-1919) Will Records, Circuit Court, Vol 5, 1876-1919 Image 1 Image 3 N/A
6 (1920-1935) Will Records, Circuit Court, Vol 6, 1920-1935 Image 5 Image 10 N/A

Probate Order Books

Book Image Set Start Index Start Online Index
1 (1814-1824) Probate Order Book, Vol 1, 1814-1824, 1831-1837 and 1837-1841 Image 2 Image 144 N/A
1831-1837 Probate Order Book, Vol 1, 1814-1824, 1831-1837 and 1837-1841 Image 156 Image 417 N/A
1837-1843 Probate Order Book, Vol 1, 1814-1824, 1831-1837 and 1837-1841 Image 430 Image 432 N/A
1837-1843 cont. Probate Order Book, 1841-1843; Probate Order Book, 1843-1849; Probate Order Book, 1849-1853 Image 3 (p. 400) See above N/A
1849-1853 Probate Order Book, 1841-1843; Probate Order Book, 1843-1849; Probate Order Book, 1849-1853 Image 87 Image 89 N/A
1849-1853 Probate Order Book, 1841-1843; Probate Order Book, 1843-1849; Probate Order Book, 1849-1853 Image 385 Image 387 N/A
1 (1853-1857) Probate Order Book, Vol 1, 1853-1857; Probate Order Book, Vol 2, 1857-1862 Image 3 Image 8 N/A
2 (1857-1862) Probate Order Book, Vol 1, 1853-1857; Probate Order Book, Vol 2, 1857-1862 Image 315 Image 317 N/A
3 (1863-1857) Probate Order Book, Vol 3, 1863-1867; Probate Order Book 4, 1867-1871 Image 3 Image 9 N/A
4 (1867-1871) Probate Order Book, Vol 3, 1863-1867; Probate Order Book 4, 1867-1871 Image 324 Image 326 N/A
5 (1871-1872) Probate Order Book, Vol 5, 1871-1872 Image 3 Image 8 N/A
6 (1873-1876) Probate Order Book, Vol 6, 1873-1876; Probate Order Book, Vol 7, 1876-1878 Image 3 Image 8 N/A
7 (1876-1878) Probate Order Book, Vol 6, 1873-1876; Probate Order Book, Vol 7, 1876-1878 Image 308 Image 310 N/A
8 (1880-1881) Probate Order Book, Vol 8, 1878-1879; Probate Order Book, Vol 9, 1880-1881 Image 3 Image 8 N/A
9 (1880-1881) Probate Order Book, Vol 8, 1878-1879; Probate Order Book, Vol 9, 1880-1881 Image 334 Image 336 N/A
10 (1881-1883) Probate Order Book, Vol 10, 1881-1883; Probate Order Book, Vol 11, 1883-1885 Image 3 Image 8 N/A
11 (1883-1885) Probate Order Book, Vol 10, 1881-1883; Probate Order Book, Vol 11, 1883-1885 Image 318 Image 320 N/A
12 (1885-1887) Probate Order Book, Vol 12, 1885-1887; Probate Order Book, Vol 13, 1887-1889 Image 3 Image 8 N/A
13 (1887-1889) Probate Order Book, Vol 12, 1885-1887; Probate Order Book, Vol 13, 1887-1889 Image 303 Image 305 N/A
14 (1889-1891) Probate Order Book, Vol 14, 1889-1891; Probate Order Book, Vol 15, 1891-1893 Image 3 Image 8 N/A
15 (1891-1893) Probate Order Book, Vol 14, 1889-1891; Probate Order Book, Vol 15, 1891-1893 Image 336 Image 338 N/A
16 (1893-1896) Probate Order Book, Vol 16, 1893-1896; Probate Order Book, Vol 17, 1896-1898 Image 3 Image 8 N/A
17 (1896-1898) Probate Order Book, Vol 16, 1893-1896; Probate Order Book, Vol 17, 1896-1898 Image 341 Image 343 N/A
18 (1898-1902) Probate Order Book, Vol 18, 1898-1902; Probate Order Book, Vol 19, 1902-1905 Image 3 Image 8 N/A
19 (1902-1905) Probate Order Book, Vol 18, 1898-1902; Probate Order Book, Vol 19, 1902-1905 Image 322 Image 324 N/A
20 (1906-1909) Probate Order Book, Vol 20, 1906-1909; Probate Order Book, Vol 21, 1909-1915 Image 3 Image 8 N/A
21 (1909-1915) Probate Order Book, Vol 20, 1906-1909; Probate Order Book, Vol 21, 1909-1915 Image 340 Image 342 N/A
22 (1915-1919) Probate Order Book, Circuit Court, Vol 22, 1915-1919 Image 3 Image 8 N/A
23 (1919-1923) Probate Order Book, Circuit Court, Vol 23, 1919-1923 Image 6 Image 12 N/A

Complete Probate Records

Book Image Set Start
Index Start
Online Index
 A (1827-1834) Probate Record Vol A, 1827-1834 Image 3 Image 265 Index
B (1835-1837) Probate Record, Vol B, 1835-1837 Image 1 Image 3 Index
C (1837-1844) Probate Record, Vol C, 1837-1844; Probate Record, Vol D, 1844-1848 Image 3 Image 8 Index
D (1844-1848) Probate Record, Vol C, 1837-1844; Probate Record, Vol D, 1844-1848 Image 327 Image 329 Index
C (1848-1850) Probate Record, Vol C, 1848-1850; Probate Record 1850-1853 Image 3 Image 9 N/A
1850-1853 Probate Record, Vol C, 1848-1850; Probate Record 1850-1853 Image 315 N/A N/A
1 (1853-1855) Probate Record, Vol 1, 1853-1855; Probate Record, Vol 1, 1853-1856 Image 3 Image 9 N/A
1 (1853-1856) Probate Record, Vol 1, 1853-1855; Probate Record, Vol 1, 1853-1856 Image 395 Image 397 N/A
1856-1868 Complete Probate Records, Court of Common Pleas, 1857-1860 Image 1 Image 3 N/A
3 (1868-1872) Complete Probate Records, Court of Common Pleas, Vol 3, 1868-1872 Image 5 Image 10 N/A
4 (1864-1871) Probate Complete Record, Vol 4, 1864-1871; Probate Complete Record, Vol 5, 1871-1872 Image 3 Image 8 N/A
5 (1871-1872) Probate Complete Record, Vol 4, 1864-1871; Probate Complete Record, Vol 5, 1871-1872 Image 315 Image 317 N/A
5 (1871-1872) Complete Probate Records, Court of Common Pleas, 1871-1872 Image 1 Image 3 N/A
A (1873-1876) Probate Complete Record, Vol A, 1873-1876; Probate Complete Record, Vol B, 1876-1884 Image 3 Image 8 N/A
B (1876-1884) Probate Complete Record, Vol A, 1873-1876; Probate Complete Record, Vol B, 1876-1884 Image 297 Image 299 N/A
C (1884-1888) Probate Complete Record, Vol C, 1884-1888; Probate Complete Record, Vol D, 1888-1890 Image 3 Image 8 N/A
D (1888-1891) Probate Complete Record, Vol C, 1884-1888; Probate Complete Record, Vol D, 1888-1890 Image 305 Image 307 N/A
E (1890-1896) Probate Complete Record, Vol E, 1890-1896; Probate Complete Record, Vol F, 1897-1905 Image 3 Image 8 N/A
F (1897-1905) Probate Complete Record, Vol E, 1890-1896; Probate Complete Record, Vol F, 1897-1905 Image 326 Image 328 N/A
G (1905-1947) Probate Complete Record, Vol G, 1905-1947 Image 3 Image 8 N/A

Switzerland County Circuit Court – May 1901

Switzerland County, Indiana, Circuit Court report appeared in:
Vevay Reveille – 30 May 1901 – Page 5, Column 2

Court Report.

CIVIL.

Eliza J. Lee vs. James W. Ferguson et als; for partition; F. M. Griffith and C. S. Tandy; appraisers, found real estate not susceptible to division; Geo. S. Pleasants appointed Commissioner to sell.

Lodica Stephenson vs. Ellen Smith et al; for partition; William Stewart appointed commissioner to sell real estate and report next term.

James A. VanOsdol, guardian of Robert A. VanOsdol vs. minor heir of Robert B. Littlefield vs. Clifton Littlefield et als; for partition; William H. McKay, the county surveyor, James M. Scott and Charles Dibble appointed commissioners; their report approved.

State ex rel L. J. Woollen, county auditor, vs. Eugene Tardy et al. For partition, William H. McKay, the county surveyor, Daniel Trafelet and David Allen appointed commissioners to partition; report of partition approved.

The Grand Jury reported they had been in session two days, examined 31 witnesses, and returned 8 indictments.

Stela McAllister, James McAllister vs. Virginia C. Barton, Ira Cooper, Eliza J. McCreary, et al; final entry. Joseph D. Froman and Samuel McCreary appointed appraisers, and Carroll S. Tandy commissioner to sell real estate.

William H. Dow vs. Michael Gray et al; foreclosure; finding for defendant.

Minnie Potter et al vs. Albert W. Brown; for partition; J. D. Froman, F. M. Griffith and Geo. B. Hall appointed Commissioners and their report approved by the Court.

Tabitha Cayton vs. William Cayton; for divorce; granted.

Loring S. Dufour vs. Dora W. Dufour; divorce; granted and plaintiff given custody of Wilfred Dufour, conditioned on defendant having the privilege of visiting the child on proper occasions.

Three cases of indictment for profanity were dismissed.

The Madison Brewing Co. vs. Frank Coleman et al; on account; judgment for $126.70.

John L. Muret vs. Robert W. Scott; on contract; after trial commenced plaintiff dismissed case at his own cost.

William H. Dow vs. Martha Gray et al; for partition; settled by mutual agreement of parties and approved by court.

 

PROBATE.

The following official acts of the clerk during vacation were approved.

The appointment of Jos. E. Allen as administrator of estate of Pearl Allen, deceased.

Appointment of Oliver D. Cunningham admr. estate of Jesse Andrews, decd.

Appointment of Isaac C. Briggs admr. estate of Henry Morton.

Probate of will of Nancy Maples, decd.

Taking new bond in guardianship of Johnson Stark et als, A. J. Cole, guardian.

Estate of Samuel E. Smith, Louisa Smith widow; estate under $500. Set off to widow.

Estate of Abner Stephnson, Wm. E. Stewart, admr.; report of sale personal property; approved.

Guardianship of Albert D. Reeves, Thos. J. Bliss admr.; partial report; approved.

Guardianship of Rodolph M. Golay, John Shaw, admr.; account current; approved.

Same. Petition for order to purchase tile and construct drain on lands; granted.

Appointment of Flora B. Morrison as admx. of estate of Jas. B. Morrison, was approved.

The last will of Henry J. Dibble was admitted to probate.

Isaac H. Littlefield was appointed admr. of estate of Eli Croxton.

Guardianship of Jennie Stark, Volle O. Stark, et al. A. J. Cole, guardian; account current; approved.

Guardianship of Neva B. Lock et als, John A. Lock guard.; account current; approved.

Guardianship of Auralia Falbre, F. M. Griffith, guard.; partial report; approved.

Guardianship of Franklin Bradley, insane, F. M. Griffith, guard.; partial report approved.

Lucian Harris was appointed guard. of Leo Anderson.

Guardianship of Lewis Detraz et al Eliza J. Detraz guard.; final report approved and guard. discharged.

Guardianship of Charles Hayes et al, C. S. Tandy, guard.; final report; approved and guardian discharged.

The will of Marth J. Smith was admitted to probate.

Guardianship of Benton Harris, Jas. Fagg guardian; petition to sell real estate; granted.

Switzerland County Circuit Court – Feb 1901

Switzerland County, Indiana, Circuit Court report appeared in:

Vevay Reveille – 21 Feb 1901 – Page 5, Column 3

COURT REPORT.

State vs. George W. Rayl; assault and battery. Plea of guilty, and fined $1.00.

State vs. James Foree; assault and battery. Trial before Court, verdict not guilty.

Harriet Petty, et als, vs. Henry Petty et als; for partition of real estate. Report of sale of land by Stephen H. Stewart, Commissioner, approved and deed confirmed. Sold at appraised value–$311 cash—to George Cook.

 

PROBATE.

All acts of Clerk in vacation were approved.

Estate of David C. Richards, being less than $500, was set off to widow, Hannah Richards.

Estate of Henry Charlton; final report of Rollin Charlton, Administrator, approved and discharged.

Guardianship of Addie Beck; report of Guardian W. S. Kincaid approved and discharged.

Several cases were continued.

Vevay Reveille – 7 Mar 1901 – Page 5, Column 3

Court Report.

Grace B. Thatcher vs. Oda P. Thatcher; divorce. Granted and she given possession of the two year old child.

Eliza J. Lee vs. James W. Ferguson et als. George S. Pleasants appointed temporary receiver.

State ex rel County Auditor vs. Gabriel Phillip, for possession, judgment for plaintiff.

Louis Bennett vs. Thena Turner, partition. Court found land not susceptible of division, and ordered it be appraised and sold by a Commissioner.

Mary Ann Rous vs. Daniel Brindley; for an injunction; verdict for defendant.

State vs. Joseph Krummel; attempt to provoke an assault. Guilty, fined $1. He was also charged with carrying concealed weapons, but the court found he was not guilty.

Menerva Taylor appointed guardian of Henry Taylor, a person of unsound mind.

Louis Bennett vs. Thena Turner et als, for partition. Leonard E. Smith, Commissioner reported sale of land for $200, full appraised value. Approved.

Hubert Eaglin vs. Lenora Eaglin; divorce, granted.

 

PROBATE.

Thos. Carver appointed administrator of the estate of John Callahan.

Wm. E. Stewart appointed admin of the estate of Abner Stephenson.

Guardianship of Fannie M. Graham, Susie Graham, guardian, reported sale of real estate to Francis E. Steffin for $65. Approved.

Estate of Ostrum Boright, final report Wm. D. Cole, administrator, approved.

Flora Hall Schenck, executrix of Ulysses P. Schenck, deceased, given permission to transfer to herself certain bonds and stocks.

Switzerland County Circuit Court – Nov 1900

Switzerland County, Indiana, Circuit Court reports appeared in:

Vevay Reveille – 22 Nov 1900 – Page 5, Column 1

Joseph B. Voris, Albert G. Craig and E. E. Kelso have drawn the names of the following to serve as Jurors for the next term of Switzerland Circuit Court, which convenes next Monday, November 26:

GRAND JURY.
Albert Beckman, J. J. Goodner, Crawford Miller, James Curry, Arthur Lock, Henry Foster, No veniue issued.

PETIT JURY.
Clifford Littlefield, W. L. Mennet, Calvin Poston, Albert J. Sheets, J. W. Anderson, Maat Scudder, James Ravenserall, Wm. Thompson, Salem Sheldon, Robt. D. Brown, A. Z. Stewart, Zeb Tapp.

Vevay Reveille – 29 Nov 1900 – Page 5, Column 1

Judge Perry E. Bear convened Court Monday morning. The Docket was called.

Tuesday Ella Sharp was granted a divorce from John W. Sharp. Pearl Dowers was granted a divorce from George Dowers.

Four young men were charged with disturbing a public meeting near Moorefield. One plead guilty and was fined $5, and the other three were dismissed.

The case of Ted Carver was set for Dec. 10.

The case of Charles Dibben, charged with assault and battery, on appeal from Justice of the Peace, was on trial yesterday afternoon, before the Court.

Court adjourned last night until next week.

Vevay Reveille – 20 Dec 1900 – Page 5, Column 1

CIRCUIT COURT.

Jennie Boggs vs. John Boggs; divorce. Defendant defaulted, evidence heard. Finding for plaintiff and plaintiff given custody of two children.

Ella Sharp vs. John W. Sharp; divorce. Defendant defaulted; submitted to court, evidence heard. Divorce granted.

Pearl Dowers vs. George Dowers, divorce, defendant defaulted; submitted to court, evidence heard. Divorce granted and plaintiff given custody of child Mabel Dowers.

State vs. John Bibber; assault and battery. Submitted to court; evidence heard. Finding for defendant.

State vs. John F. Kittenbrink; assault and battery. Submitted to court; evidence heard. Finding of guilty; fine $1.

Isaac Turner vs. John D. Harwood and John M. Stratford; on note. Defendants defaulted; submitted to court evidence heard. Finding for plaintiff for $566.15.

James W. Tapp, et al vs. Zebulen Tapp, et al, for partition. Report of sale and deed approved.

Flavius J. Cole vs. Carrie Farrell, et al; partition. Partition ordered.

First National Bank of Vevay vs. Matthew Brown, et al; foreclosure, defendants defaulted; submitted to court, evidence heard. Judgment for plaintiff.

Mary E. Danner, et al, vs. Jas. M. Gaunt, et al; for partition. Partition ordered.

Carroll S. Tandy vs. Samuel McClellen, et al, foreclosure. Judgment for plaintiff.

Harriet Petty, et al, vs. Henry Petty et al; for partition. Judgment for plaintiff.

State vs. Ted Carver; voluntary manslaughter, trial by jury. Finding of guilty. Sentenced to State prison for not less than 2 nor more than 21 years.

Douglas Delf vs. H. S. Pickett; on contract, trial by jury. Finding for defendant.

 

PROBATE.

In the matter of the petition of Jeremiah G. Leep and Cyntha Leep; for adoption of Bertie May Littleton. Granted.

John Weathers vs. Clifton Littlefield, admr.; claim; demand $30. Judgment for defendant.

Guardianship of Wm. J. Sweazy; partial report; approved.

Guardianship of Lillie Mud Graham; final report; approved.

Guardianship of Thos. Etherington; final report; approved.

Estate of Robt. B. Littlefield; final report; approved.

Estate of Darius Stevens; final report; approved.

Estate of Alexander McKenzie; final report; approved.

Guardianship of Fruba Forris et al, partial report, approved.

Estate of Philip I. Lock; report of sale of personal property; approved.

Switzerland County Circuit Court – Sep 1900

Switzerland County, Indiana, Circuit Court reports appeared in:

Vevay Reveille – 30 Aug 1900 – Page 7, Column 2

Switzerland County Circuit Court will convene next Monday. The following are the names of the jurors:

GRAND JURY.
R. W. Chapman, J. G. Melick, Jas. Clark, Ben A. Bersot, Millard F. Smith, and John R. Cunningham.

PETIT JURY.
Jacob Detraz, Dennis Miller, Thos. Joyce, Wm. Lee, Thomas R. Wiley, F. K. Marshall, Frank W. Peters, Martin Shadday, Harry K. Knox, Ed. M. Ledmen, Charles Boyle, and James H. Brown.

Vevay Reveille – 27 Sep 1900 – Page 7, Column 1

Circuit Court.
Judge Perry E. Bear.

PROBATE.

The following official acts performed by the clerk during vacation were by the court approved. Proof of wills of Ellsworth Griffith, deceased, and John LaRue, deceased. Appointments of Anna Elliot Griffith executrix of estate of Elmer E. Griffith, deceased; Benj. H. North, admr. estate of George W. Griffin, deceased; James McKenzie, admr. estate of Philip I. Lock, deceased; Rufus Ferguson, guardian, heirs of Darius Stevens, deceased; John Conner, guardian, heirs of Eva and Ellsworth Conner.

Estate of Johnathan C. Ricketts, deceased, Demas M. Ricketts, admr.; final report. Approved. Admr. and bondsman discharged; clerk ordered to make distribution among creditors.

Estate of Phllip I. Lock, deceased, James McKenzie, admr.; petition to sell at private sale. Petition approved and sale ordered.

Estate of Albert Bondurant. Frank Bondurant guardian; partial report. Approved.

Guardianship of Sallie Knipper, Omer Williamson, guardian; partial report. Approved.

Guardianship of Elmer D. Ferguson, et al, vs. Rufus Ferguson, guardian, petition for permission to borrow money and to mortgage his said ward’s real estate. Granted.

Estate of Wm. H. Turner, deceased, Lemuel E. Turner, admr., petition to sell certain notes. Granted.

Guardianship of Kate M. Douglas, et al, Dilver E. Douglas, guardian; partial report. Approved.

In the matter of the firm of Hall & Lewis, James K. Pleasants, receiver; final report. Approved.

Estate of Joseph H. Netherland, deceased, James M. Scoot, admr.; final report. Approved.

John B. Rochat estate of Lucy Conboy vs. James Conboy, petition to sell real estate. Sale ordered.

 

CIVIL.

State vs. four young men for disturbing a lawful meeting in the country. Plea of guilty; fine of $5 each and costs.

State vs. John Wright; petit larceny. Stricken from docket.

Hiram H. Bakes, et al, vs. George Larch, Sr., et al, foreclosure. Defendant defaulted. Judgment for plaintiffs.

Philip Markland vs. Edith Markland; to annul marriage. Defendant defaulted; submitted to court. Judgment for plaintiff.

Gustaf H. Schrumpf and Wm. L. Told vs. Taylor Gullion and Hallie Gullion; to quiet title. Said defendants being each minors under 21 years of age, Court appoints George S. Pleasants as guardian ad litem for each of said defendants. Submitted to court. Judgment for plaintiff.

The Alms and Doepke Co. vs. John E. Williams, Wm. A. Williams, partners, vs. J. E. Williams & Bro.; on account; demand $279.40. Defendants defaulted. Judgment for plaintiff.

James W. Tapp, et al, vs. Zebulon Tapp, et al, partition of real estate. Defendants defaulted. Defendants Louis Simmons and Clara Simmons being each minors under 21 years of age court appoints Carrol S. Tandy guardian ad litem for each of said minors. Guardian ad litem files his answer to complaint. Partition ordered. Ordered said real estate be appraised and sold by a commissioner at either public or private sale. George S. Pleasants appointed commissioner.

N. Horoff et al vs. Harvey W. Bear, on account. Defendant defaulted. Judgment for plaintiff for $541.11 and costs.

Lemuel Stevens, Flora Shull, et al; ex parte petition for partition of real estate. Report of commissioners approved. Partition approved.

State vs. Henry Smith; forgery. Plea of guilty. Fined $10.00 and committed to the Indiana Reformatory for a term of time of not less than two years nor more than fourteen years.

Edith M. Bledsoe vs. Ira O. Bledsoe; divorce. Defendant defaulted. Submitted to court. Judgment for plaintiff.

America J. North, et al, vs. Wm. S. Jack and George B. Gibson. Judgment for plaintiff.

State vs. George Rayles; assault and battery. Plea of guilty. Fine $1.00 and costs.

Lizzie Hughes vs. Thomas C. Hughes; divorce. Defendant defaulted. Judgment for plaintiff.

State vs. Charley Baker; arson. Plea of guilty. Fined $5.00 and committed to Indiana Reformator for the term of not less than one nor more than twenty-one years. Defendant 25 years of age.

Ella Buchiet vs. Jacob Buchiet; divorce. Defendant defaulted. Divorce granted and plaintiff given custody of two children.

State vs. David Tague and Jesse Tague; petit larceny. Plea of guilty. Defendants being minors under 21 years of age and this being their first offense, court allows them to go on their own recognizance under a suspended sentence, subject to the order and judgment of this court.

Cordelia Peak vs. Henry L. Walker; on note. Judgment for plaintiff for $200.00 and costs.

Charley Boggs vs. Nancy Boggs; divorce. Defendant defaulted. Divorce granted, and plaintiff given custody of his three children.

State vs. Fred Gilbert; assault and battery with intent to commit murder. Plea of not guilty. Trial by jury. Finding of guilty of assault and battery with intent to commit murder in 2d degree. His correct age 21 years. Fine $5.00, and committed to the Indiana Reformatory for the term of not less than two nor more than fourteen years.

The H. B. Chaflin Co. vs. John E. Williams and William A. Williams; on account. Judgment for plaintiff for $234.38 and costs.

Switzerland County Circuit Court – May 1900

Switzerland County, Indiana, Circuit Court reports appeared in:

Vevay Reveille – 10 May 1900 – Page 4, Column 3

Circuit Court.
Judge Perry E. Bear.

PROBATE.

Ira Baxter heirs vs. James M. Scott, admr. estate Joseph H. Netherland, deceased; claim; demand $150. Judgment for plaintiff for $130.72.

Estate Wm. Long, deceased; petition of widow, Stella O. Long for setting off estate, as being under $500, Prayer granted.

Guardianship of Alonzo Bennett et al, John D. Phillips, guardian; final report; approved.

Estate of Ostrum Boright, deceased, Wm. D. Cole, exr.; executor relieved from making any report until the collection of the second installment of the purchase money for the sale of real estate.

Guardianship of Virginia E. and Mabel V. Hall, Chas. E. Hall, guardian; petition to make and sign deed as guardian. Petition approved.

Estate of Sarah Nave, deceased, Selar Mead, admr; final report. Approved.

Guardianship of Lewis Detraz, et al, Eliza Detraz, guardian; partial report; approved.

Guardianship of Joseph Hayes et al, Carroll S. Tandy, guardian; partial report, approved.

Estate of Temperence VanHouten, deceased, Selar Mead, admr., final report; approved.

Demas M. Ricketts admr. of the estate of Jonathan C. Ricketts, deceased, vs. Delilah Roberts et al; petition to sell real estate. Report of sale and deed approved.

Guardianship of the minor heirs of James D. Richards, deceased, C. D. Green, guardian; partial report; approved.

Estate of Peter Voris, deceased, Lenard O. Voris, admr., final report; approved.

Guardianship of minor heirs of Eliza J. Scott, deceased, Wm. H. Scott, guardian; final report approved.

Estate of Mary Marsh, deceased, Adam W. Marsh, admr., resignation of admr.; accepted, and Jacob J. Goodner appointed admr.

 

CIVIL.

Maud F. Oakley vs. Fred E. Oakley; divorce; petition to strike out witness fees; granted.

State vs. Nan Spivey; assault and battery. Submitted to Court; evidence heard; submitted without argument; finding of not guilty.

State vs. Lee Waters and Henry Whittaker; petit larceny; arraigned in open court; plea of guilty; fine of $1, and sentenced to imprisonment in county jail for five days and disfranchised for three years.

Vevay Reveille – 17 May 1900 – Page 4, Column 4

Circuit Court.
Judge Perry E. Bear.

PROBATE.

Estate of Joseph Jacobs deceased, Hozier J. Harris admr.; petition of Jacob Clark for distribution of funds. Distribution ordered.

In the matter of the adoption of Edna C. Hall, minor heir of Tessie Bills Hall; petition of Jane Bills for adoption. Granted.

John B. Rochat admr. estate of Lucy Conboy vs. James Conboy; petition for sale of real estate to pay debts. Sale ordered; admr. to make report at next term of court.

Trusteeship of Sylvia D. Delvecchio, Chas. C. Shaw trustee; partial report. Approved.

Estate of Thomas Hoffman deceased, Geo. S. Pleasants admr.; final report. Approved.

John McKenzie admr. estate of Alexander McKenzie vs. Cinderella McKenzie et al; report of sale of real estate. Sale and deed approved.

Robert Thompson vs. James M. Scott admr.; claim; demand $27. Plaintiff defaulted; judgment for defendant.

 

CIVIL.

State vs. Elijah Hankins; larceny. Arraigned in open court; plea of guilty. Fine $1, sentenced to county jail for one hour and disfranchised for three years.

Hannah A. Baker et al vs. Henry E. Voris et al, Leonard E. Smith commissioner; final report. Approved.

The grand jury was in session three days; examined twenty-four witnesses, and returned three indictments.

Court adjourned last Thursday evening. The next regular term convenes the first Monday in September, being the 3rd day of the month.

Switzerland County Circuit Court – Feb 1900

Switzerland County, Indiana, Circuit Court reports appeared in:

Vevay Reveille – 15 Feb 1900 – Page 4, Column 1

Circuit Court.

Court begins next Monday, Judge Bear presiding. Last Monday Jury Commissioners J. B. Voris and Dr. A. C. Craig and Clerk E. E. Kelo drew the names of the following to serve as jurors:

GRAND JURY.—Isaac Hart, Decatur Chase, Richard Wickman, William Langhorst, Clay C. Hall, John Lamb.

PETIT JURY.—Wm. Lamson, Charles Rochat, Scott Clements, Wm. Ricketts, Henry S. Pickett, Thomas Anderson, Ed. A. Brindley, Clarence Krall, Arthur Taylor, C. W. Brown, John L. Muret, Omer H. Wiley.

Vevay Reveille – 1 Mar 1900 – Page 4, Column 4

Circuit Court.

PROBATE.

John McKinzie, admr. estate of Alexander McKinzie, deceased, vs. Cinderella McKinzie, et al; partition of real estate. Defendants defaulted; submitted to Court; evidence heard. Partition ordered. Wm. H. McKay, Perry K. Cotton and Richard Shadday appointed to make partition, and report at present term of this Court.

Estate of Joseph A. Boyd, deceased; estate being less than $500, set off to widow, Dora Belle Boyd.

Guardianship of Fred Works, A. J. Works, guardian; partial report. Approved.

Guardianship of the heirs of Fred. Essman, deceased; partial report. Approved.

Estate of Sallie Hall, deceased, Geo. S. Pleasants, exr.; executor files petition for an order directing him to transfer certain stocks and bonds belonging to said estate, and to make distribution to the legatees. Distribution ordered.

In the matter of the firm of Hall & Lewis, Jas. K. Pleasants, receiver; partial report. Approved.

Estate of Sallie Hall, deceased, executor files account of sale of personal property. Approved.

Estate of John J. McCreary, deceased, Edgar Peak, admr.; final report. Approved.

In the matter of the heirs of Edwin A. Hall, deceased, Charles E. Hall, guardian; partial report. Approved.

In the matter of the heirs of Angeline W. Thiebaud, deceased, Rudolph L. Thiebaud, guardian; partial report. Approved.

Estate of Frank W. Peters, deceased, estate being under $500, set off to widow, Indiana Peters.

Hozier J. Harris, admr., vs. Ann Jacobs; petition to sell real estate. Report of sale of note given for purchase money. Approved, and this matter adjudged finally disposed of.

Estate of Joseph Jacobs, deceased; final report. Approved.

John Neal vs. John B. Rochat, exr. Lucy Conboy, deceased; claim; demand $32. Submitted to Court; evidence heard. Finding for plaintiff. Judgment against defendant for costs.

Rollin Charlton, admr. estate of Henry Charlton, deceased, vs. Maria Charlton et al; report of sale of real estate filed. approved.

Estate of Anna Jain, deceased, Anna J. Taylor, admrx.; final report. Approved.

Estate of Joseph H. Netherland, deceased; report of sale of personal property. Approved.

Guardianship of Charles R. Jackson; final report. Approved.

In the matter of the heir of Lewis O. Schroeder, deceased; partial report. Approved.

Estate of John W. Hall, deceased. Estate being under $500, set off to widow, Laura J. Hall.

Harvey J. Zearing was admitted to practice as an attorney at this bar.

All the official acts performed by the Clerk during vacation were by the Court approved.

 

CIVIL.

State vs. Ella Phillips; assault and battery. Finding of not guilty.

State vs. James Justice and Frank Evans; Sabbath breaking. Nollied.

State vs. John Wright; petit larceny. Continued for service of alias warrant.

John Lockridge vs. the city of Madison; damages. Dismissed.

State vs. Thomas Pickett; selling liquor to minor. Continued.

John W. Miles vs. Wm. B. Miles, et al; partition. Defendants Wm. B. Miles defaulted. Defendants Cora M. Miles, Fred Miles and Lucy E. Miles being under 21 years of age, Court appointed Lucian Harris guardian ad litem of said defendants. Submitted to Court; evidence heard. Partition ordered. Hiram H. Bakes, Amie Nelson and Ben N. Davis were appointed Commissioners to make partition.

Augustus Frazier vs. Sarah Frazier; divorce. Submitted to Court; evidence heard. Finding for defendant; divorce not granted; judgment against plaintiff for costs.

Lucilla M. Griffith vs. Joshua D. Griffith; petition to mortgage without consent of husband. Defendant being a person of unsound mind, Court appoints Geo. B. Hall guardian ad litem for said defendant. Answer filed of said guardian. Submitted to Court; evidence heard. Judgment for plaintiff.

Maud F. Oakley vs. Fred E. Oakley; divorce. Submitted to Court; evidence heard. Taken under advisement.

State vs. William O. Jones; perjury. Nollied.

State vs. Geo. Rayl and Ed. Burk; assault and battery with intent to murder. Trial by jury; evidence heard; submitted without argument. Finding of not guilty.

Vevay Reveille – 8 Mar 1900 – Page 4, Column 4

Circuit Court.
Judge Perry E. Bear.

Estate of Thomas Hoffman, deceased, Geo. S. Pleasants, admr.; sale bill filed. Approved.

Last will and testament of Wm. Hall, deceased; final report. Approved.

Guardianship of Hannah J. Paugh, insane; final report. Approved.

John McKinzie, admr., vs. Cinderella McKinzie et al; petition to sell real estate. Report of Commissioners filed and approved. Perry K. Cotton and Richard Shadday appointed appraisers, and sale ordered.

Assignment of Kahn & Cohen; final report. Approved.

Guardianship of Lutie Vaughn et al, John Vaughn, guardian; petition to sell real estate. Prayer granted.

James M. Long was admitted to practice as an attorney at this bar.

 

CIVIL.

John S. Heady vs. Thomas Cotton et al; foreclosure. Submitted to Court; evidence heard. Judgment for plaintiff.

Hiram H. Bakes et al vs. John H. Thomas et al; foreclosure. Submitted to Court; evidence heard. Judgment for plaintiff.

State vs. Fred Kassebaum; hauling heavy load over free gravel roads. Plea of guilty; fine $5.

Switzerland County Circuit Court – Nov 1899

Switzerland County, Indiana, Circuit Court report appeared in:
Vevay Reveille – 30 Nov 1899 – Page 4, Column 1

COURT REPORT.
November Term.

PROBATE.

All the acts performed by the Clerk during vacation were appointed by the Court.

Guardianship of Pearl Tinker et al; final report as to Pearl and partial as to rest of wards. Approved.

Guardianship of Abijah Armstrong; final report; approved.

Estate of M. Sophia Thieman, decd.; final report; approved.

Guardianship of the minor heirs of Eben and Lucy Gray, decd.; final report; approved.

Guardianship of Thomas B. Hannis; partial report; approved.

Switzerland Lodge No. 122 F. and A. M. of Vevay, Indiana; vs. James M. Scott, Admr. estate of Jos. H. Netherland, decd.; claim; demand $60. Judgment for plaintiff.

Lemuel E. Turner vs. Lemuel E. Turner, Admr. estate of Wm. H. Turner, decd.; claim; demand $705.00. Judgment for plaintiff.

Guardianship of Carrie B. Schroeder; petition to sell personal property at private sale; approved.

Estate of Robt. B. Littlefield, deceased; petition to sell personal property at private sale; approved. Inventory and appraisement of personal property; approved.

Petition of Conrad Stall and Sarah A. Stall; for the adoption of Thomas Frank Noble; approved.

Estate of Peter Voris, deceased; petition to sell personal property at private sale; approved.

 

CIVIL.

State ex rel Julia Cotton vs. Geo. W. Rayls, et al; on constables bond. Judgment for defendant.

John Jackson vs. Hannah P. Jackson; divorce. Granted.

Lulu Chase vs. Alvin McCreary; report of sale; deed made and approved.

State ex rel John F. Houze, Auditor, vs. Nancy McKay et al; foreclosure school fund mortgage. Judgment for plaintiff $512.32.

Same vs. Edgar C. Ford; same. Judgment for $412.82.

Same vs. Wm. Russell, same. Judgment for $322.25.

Same vs. Gabriel W. Phillips; same. Judgment for $270.

George Clendenning was appointed guardian of Martha Clendening, an insane person.

Selar Mead, admr. of Sarah Nave, deceased, vs. Henry Nave. Reappraisement orderd.

Virginia Barton vs. Benj. N. Barton; divorce. Granted.

Carroll S. Tandy, vs. Albert M. Fancher and George E. Fancher; complaint in replevin and for damages. Judgment for plaintiff.

Hannah A. Baker et al vs. Henry E. Voris et al; report of sale of real estate by Commissioner. Approved.

Court adjourned last night till Monday, Dec. 11.

The Grand Jury completed its work last night, having examined 48 witnesses and returned 13 indictments, and adjourned.

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COURT REPORT.
November Term.

Edw. E. Kelso and Edith J. Kelso vs. James E. Walker et al; complaint to quiet title. Judgment for plaintiff.

Stella Cole vs. Tilden Cole; divorce. Granted.

State ex rel Ida E. Taylor vs. John Schnaitter; bastardy. Judgment for $100; plaintiff to pay costs.

Switzerland County Circuit Court – Sep 1899

Switzerland County, Indiana, Circuit Court reports appeared in:

Vevay Reveille – 14 Sep 1899 – Page 4, Column 4

CIRCUIT COURT.
Judge, Perry E. Bear. Prosecutor, Clarence J. Roberts. Deputy Pros., L. E. Smith.

PROBATE.

All the acts performed by the Clerk during vacation were approved by the Court.

Estate of James A. Hatch, deceased, inventory and appraisement filed, and estate being under $500, set off to widow, Elizabeth A. Hatch.

In the matter of the late firm of Hall & Lewis, James K. Pleasant, receiver; partial report approved.

In the matter of the mutual last wills of Wm. and Sallie Hall, Geo. S. Pleasants, executor; petition to transfer stocks etc., and for distribution of money. Petition granted.

Estate of John Higham, deceased, Thomas Land special administrator; final report approved.

Estate of Lucius E. Potter, deceased, Chas. O. Potter, administrator; final report. Approved.

Guardianship of Albert D. Reeves, Thos. J. Bliss, guardian; partial report. Approved.

Guardianship of Isadore Manuel et al, James P. Orem, guardian; final report. Approved.

Guardianship of Berty J. Kincaid, Wm. Schievelbein, guardian; partial report. Approved.

Guardianship of Clara Detraz, Elenor Detraz, guardian; final report. Approved.

Estate of Wm. Butcher, deceased, H. J. Harris, administrator; final report. Approved.

Guardianship of Mary B. Wiseman, L. E. Smith, guardian; petition to settle estate without administration. Petition granted.

Estate of John Porter, deceased, John P. Porter, administrator; report of sale of real estate. Approved.

 

CIVIL.

State vs. Coburn Pratt; assault and battery with intent to murder. Plea of not guilty; submitted to court upon statement of parties interested. Court finds defendant guilty of assault and battery; fine $50.

State vs. George Higgins; disturbing lawful meeting. Plea of guilty; fine $1.

Henry Buddenburg vs. Kate Buddenburg; divorce. Granted.

State ex rel Joseph E. Hart vs. Eben McKay, Ellen McKay, Jonas McKay, Jr.; school fund foreclosure. Judgment for plaintiff.

State ex rel Elizabeth David vs. Ira Vanatter; bastardy. Judgment for plaintiff for $250.

Augustus Frazier vs. Sarah Frazier, divorce. Motion of defendant to require plaintiff to pay into Court sufficient money to pay her attorney, etc. Prayer granted.

Selar Mead, admr. vs. Henry Nave et al; petition to sell real estate. Sale ordered.

Milton Cole vs. Susan Cole; divorce. Granted.

Edward S. Roberts was appointed official stenographer of the Court.

Daniel Lock was admitted to practice at the bar of Court as an attorney at law.

Court adjourned Tuesday morning until Wednesday morning, Sept. 20.

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CIRCUIT COURT.
Judge, Perry E. Bear. Prosecutor, Clarence J. Roberts. Deputy Pros., L. E. Smith.

PROBATE.

John S. Steele vs. John B. Rochat, admr. of the estate of Lucy Conboy, decd.; claim, demand $56. Judgment for plaintiff.

Guardianship of Hiram Williamson; final report. Approved.

Guardianship of the minor heirs of David P. Blodget, deceased; partial report. Approved.

Guardianship of James E. Kincaid; partial report. Approved.

Guardianship of the heirs of Wm. P. Eads, deceased; partial report. Approved.

Estate of Rebecca Campbell, deceased; partial report. Approved.

Estate of Julia H. McCormick, deceased; partial report. Approved.

Estate of Joseph H. Netherland, deceased; petition for sale of personal property, and report of sale of same. Approved.

Guardianship of Aurelia Falbre; partial report. Approved.

Guardianship of Francis M. Graham; partial report. Approved.

Guardianship of Wm. J. Sweezey; partial report. Approved.

Guardianship of Joshua D. Griffith; petition to execute mortgage, &c. Approved, and guardian ordered to execute mortgage.

 

CIVIL.

Lulu Chase vs. Alvin McCreary; partition. Partition ordered. Report of Commissioners approved, and estate ordered sold.

State ex rel Louisa Heath vs. Bruce Whitten; bastardy. Trial by jury; disagreement.

Carroll S. Tandy was appointed special Judge to try the cause of John F. Houze vs. Pleasant Township et al.

Switzerland County Circuit Court – Apr 1899

Switzerland County, Indiana, Circuit Court report appeared in:
Vevay Reveille – 27 Apr 1899 – Page 4, Column 4

CIRCUIT COURT.
Judge, Perry E. Bear. Prosecutor, Clarence J. Roberts. Deputy Pros., L. E. Smith.

Hon. L. E. Smith, Special Judge, opened Court Monday and adjourned Court until Tuesday morning. Judge Bear came up from Madison Monday night and opened Court Tuesday morning and the calling of the docket commenced.

The following is the disposition of cases:

John P. Porter, admr. vs. Edward Porter, et al; petition to sell real estate. Sale ordered.

In the matter of the late firm of Hall & Lewis; report of sale of personal property approved.

Guardianship of Clara Detraz; partial report. Approved.

Guardianship of Francis M. Graham; partial report. Approved.

Guardianship of the heirs of William Bales, deceased; partial report. Approved.

Estate of Matthew Brown, assigned; final report. Approved.

Estate of Wm. H. Turner; partial report. Approved.

Guardianship of Neva Lock, et al; petition to sell real estate. Sale approved. Partial report. Approved.

The following have been selected as Petit Jurors. They were subpoenaed for Monday, May 8: Ferdinand Carver, John D. Brindley, W. S. Welch, H. H. Bakes, Augustus Manser, Grant McKay, John W. Moxley, Geo. W. Cole, Sylvester Walker, Henry Mehroff, Jr., Eugene Stoops, Alfred Driver.

Several cases were compromised and dismissed yesterday and last night Judge Bear adjourned Court until Monday, May 8th.