Switzerland County Circuit Court – Jan 1897

Switzerland County, Indiana, Circuit Court reports for January 1897 appeared in:

Vevay Reveille – 7 Jan 1897 – Page 4, Column 3

Circuit Court

Convened last Monday, Alexander C. Downey, Judge; Harry S. McMullen, Prosecuting Attorney.

The Grand Jury, composed of the following, met Monday and as in session today: A. L. Robinson, Edgar Dibble, Marion Lostutter, Joshua F. Wright, W. S. Twineham, Leonard Griswold.

The Petit Jury is composed of the following: George W. Dorrell, W. R. Gardner, Thomas F. Newbold, Ezra Palmer, Robert Scott, Augustus Hatton, James H. Merritt, M. W. Long, Henry Bushner, John H. Lamb, W. H. Madison, A. W. Potter.

Vevay Reveille – 14 Jan 1897 – Page 4, Column 3

Circuit Court.

Herman Osborn et al vs. Walter D. Armstrong; on note. Judgment for $241.50.

The Vevay Deposit Bank vs. Edwin F. Barker. Judgment for $1,659.43, and foreclosure of mortgage.

John Culbertson vs. David A. Brownfield and Sarah F. Brownfield, et al. Judgment for $253 and foreclosure of mortgage.

Benjamin F. Detraz, Administrator of the Estate of William Detraz, deceased, vs. James A. Anderson et al. Judgment for $1,451.28 and foreclosure of mortgage.

Lunetta Welch vs. Samuel Welch; divorce. Granted.

State vs. Viola McIntyre; grand larceny. Trial by Court. Sent to Woman’s Prison for two years and fined $5.

John A. Weaver vs. The Moorefield Academy et al. For Receiver. Report of Receiver approved, discharged and affairs of corporation completed

Barbara Scudder and James Scudder vs. Catharine Rickett and Younger Rickett; for possession of real estate. Judgment for plaintiff.

Nancy J. See vs. Rhoda Kennedy and Robert Kennedy. Judgment for $268, and foreclosure of mortgage.

John F. Boulton et al to Alexander Lemmons et al. George S. Pleasants, Commissioner, reported he had sold real estate to F. M. Griffith, which sale was approved.

Lewis No. Bowen and Samuel Lock vs. the Board of Commissioners of Switzerland county. Judgment in favor of defendant; plaintiffs to pay costs.

M. Rumely Co., of LaPorte, Indiana, vs. Joseph McClanahan et al, on note. Judgment for plaintiff.

John E. Williams vs. Alfred Rous; for money. Verdict in favor of defendant, and on cross complaint he given judgment against plaintiff for $130.



Jennie L. Webb, widow of Oscar H. Webb, deceased, estate being under $500 was set off to her.

John W. Brown, guardian of Catharine Schoffner, of unsound mind. Sale of real estate to John Schoffner for $1,000 approved.

Mary E. Danner was allowed by Court a claim of $1,000 against estate of Eliza Adkinson, deceased.

Mary Schroder given permission to adopt Carrie Schroder as her heir according to law.

Thomas Carver, Administrator of Charlottee Schmeid. Granted permission to sell real estate.

Robert Scott, Administrator, of Estate of Rebecca J. Short, deceased. Sale of real estate approved.

Judge Downey returned home Monday afternoon.



Of Lawrenceburg, opened Court yesterday morning as Special Judge, to hear the cases of:

The Merchants’ National Bank of Indianapolis, vs. Oliver S. Clendening.

John Love vs. Oliver S. Clendening.

Oliver S. Clendening vs. the Board of Commissioners of Switzerland County.

And any other cases pending the parties may agree upon.

Several guardians, administrators and others, made partial reports, and their cases continued.