Dearborn County Circuit Court Proceedings – Nov 1875

Proceedings of the November 1875 Term of the Dearborn County, Indiana Circuit Court appeared in:

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A special Jury has been empaneled to try the case of Peterman vs. Wymond & Co., and consists of the following named persons:

  • Gersham Dunn
  • Dewitt C. Wilber
  • William Probasco
  • Benj. Boardman
  • Thos. F. Annis
  • Samuel Dickinson
  • David Carmicle
  • Josiah Campboll
  • Ralph Collier
  • Jacob Miller
  • William Sawdon
  • Sam’l McElfresh Sr.
  • John D. Johnson
  • Isaac R. Dunnaway
  • Nehemiah Gullet
  • Joseph Hall

Court opened Monday morning with Judge Holman on the bench who will preside until Judge Roberts recovers from his sickness. The Grand Jury was empaneled Tuesday morning.

The following is the business of the court thus far.

1004—Sarah Holden vs. Hugh Holden Jr. Dismissed at pltf’s costs.

1010—State ex rel Mary Gebele vs. Jacob Andras. Stricken from docket.

1040—Z. Heustis vs. Mathias Miller. Judgment vs. deft. $880.55.

1024—J. C. Cordry vs. Nelson Baker and Amanda Baker. Judgment for pltf for $381.90.

1015—Keziah Hancock vs. H. H. Myers. Dismissed at pltfs cost.

1020—Philip Gutzwiller vs. B. McDermott and F. McDermott. Judgment for pltf for $122.36.

1031—Matthias Steiger vs. F. A. Bauer and Francis Busald. Judgment vs. Busald for $219.96.

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1009—John Rolf vs. Benj. Anderson et al. Dismissed.

1028—Letitia McClure vs. Isaac Stevens et al. Judgment vs. defendants for costs.

1019—Amos R. Bruce et al vs. Wm. Hamilton. Dismissed.

The Grand Jury made their report on Saturday last and were discharged. They found twelve indictments and examined about one hundred witnesses, some of the fine haired boys from Aurora being among the number.

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733—State of Indiana vs. John Bryant. Plea of guilty. Fined $1 and costs.

730 and 731—State of Indiana vs. Harry Hargett. Plea of guilty and fine of one cent and cost in each case.

972—Ruth Conner vs. Jeptha Conner et al. Dismissed.

732—State of Indiana vs. Warren Bludsaw. Plea of guilty. Fine of one cent and cost.

459—Timothy Guard vs. I. C. & L. R. R. Co. Dismissed at pltf’s cost.

460—Rebecca Guard vs. I. C. & L. R. R. Co. Dismissed at pltf’s cost.

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880—City of Aurora vs. O. & M. R. R. Stricken from docket.

709—State of Indiana vs. Hannah Love et al. Dismissed.

710—State of Indiana vs. Jas. Love et al. Dismissed.

722—State of Indiana vs. Wm. Ellerman. Dismissed.

1012—Francis Nolty vs. Rudolph Bulthamp. Judgment vs. deft for $816.80.

1786—Lorenzo D. Pelton vs. Wm. W. Gold et al. Judgment for pltf.

633—State of Indiana vs. Caroline Fagger. Dismissed.

636—State of Indiana vs. Mary Ann Madigan. Dismissed.

1008—Henry Finke et al vs. Ben Anderson et al. Dismissed.

736—State of Indiana vs. Thos. Brady and Oscar Threnart. Defendants found guilty.

736—State of Indiana vs. Abe. Foltz. Deft discharged.

1005—Richard Nerz vs. Mary A. Nerz. Divorce granted.

714—State of Indiana vs. R. T. Winkley. Dismissed.

763—Frank F. Siefert vs. John G. Giegoldt et al. Stricken from docket.

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939—Hugh Dever vs. James Cummings et al. Judgment vs. Pltf for costs.

966—Philip Zimmerman vs. J. A. Kress. Dismissed at Defts costs.

173—Wm. D. Horner, Adm. of James Boatman’s estate, vs. Joshua Bates. Dismissed at Pltfs costs.

174—Same vs. I. C. & L. R. R. Dismissed.

176—Moses Maas vs. Joshua Bates. Dismissed at Pltfs cost.

Lucinda Palmer et al vs. Annie Palmer. Decree of partition.

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814 and 815—Sarah J. Sanes vs. Peter Hunter. Dismissed at pltf’s costs.