Bastardy and Other Crimes
This material was extracted from the Williams County Common Pleas Court records
by Pamela Pattison Lash
Susan Altofer v Charles Harris (Journal 14 p285/287/289 – 13 Mar 1888)
He said he was not guilty but he was found guilty by jury.
Mary Bauer v Moses Bradshaw (Journal 11 p96 – 17 Feb 1881)
The case was dismissed.
Caroline Baus v George Zeiters (Journal 13 p239 – 23 Nov 1885)
John Zeiters on 21 Nov 1885 made a promissory note for $210 for Caroline. The case was settled.
Sarah A. Brownawell v Allen Burns (Journal 7 p37 – 21 Mar 1867; p64 – 30 May 1867
Allen said he was not guilty but the jury found him guilty; he was to pay $700 but he refused so he was put in jail.
Tena M. Cox, guardian John Cox v Enoch Grindle (Journal 8 p48 – 5 June 1872)
Enoch was found guilty and a maintenance schedule was set up whereby he had to pay $600; if he defaults he was to pay $1200. He refused and was put in jail. He later declared insolvency.
Sevilla Belle Crum v Norman Dean (Journal 12 p178 – 28 Dec 1883)
The jury found him guilty of fathering a female child. He was ordered to pay $700 with a fee schedule set up. He originally said he was not guilty, but the plea changed.
Lois Fearnley v William J. Stevenson (Journal 11 p458 – 20 June 1882)
She charged him with breach of promise and bastardy. He was found guilty but refused to pay.
Laura Garlinger v Forest Brace (Journal 13 p401 – 8 Mar 1886)
The case was settled.
Catherine Hively v Thomas Kollar (Journal 13 p285 – 2 Dec 1885; p340-341 – 11 Dec 1885)
The jury found him guilty and ordered him to pay $500.
Clara E. Hulbert v Edwin Kelly (Journal 10 – 15 Nov 1878)
Nora Belle Iler v George F. P. Hummel (Journal 12 p413 – 22 Dec 1884)
The case was settled before the court proceeded.
Catherine Keiser v William Dudley (Journal 10 – 15 Nov 1878)
Ohio State v Charles Arnold (Journal 11 p381 – 16 Mar 1882)
Ohio State v Harvey or Henry Coleman (Journal 11 p344 – 13 Feb 1882)
The charge was incest.
Ohio State v Richmond Mills and Caroline Stirtz (Journal 14 p352 – 11 June 1888)
They were charged with cohabiting in adultery. They claimed they were innocent.
Ohio State v John Reader (Journal 11 p381 – 16 Mar 1882)
The charge was rape. Alpheus and Levi Hendricks put up a bond for $500.
Phebe A. Phelps v James C. Byers (Journal 8 p68 – 28 June 1872)
He said he was not guilty but the court found him guilty; Phebe was still pregnant when the case was brought to court. She was awarded $300 with a maintenance schedule set up.
Jennie Robinson v Frank Allison (Journal 14 p371 – 22 June 1888)
The child died and the case was settled. He paid court costs.
Maria Rolland v Israel L. Bowman (Journal 14 p461 – 23 Nov 1888)
He was told to maintain the child.
Harriet Scott v John Anspaugh (Journal 10 p360 – 21 Feb 1880)
He was found guilty and had to pay maintenance.
Matilda M. Shull v Robert McDade (Journal 13 p466 – 2 Apr 1886; p490 – 1 June 1886)
Edward McDade paid a surety for this case and later the case was dismissed.
Mary Summerfield v Jacob Klopfenstine, Jr. (Journal 8 p387 – 27 July 1875)
She charged him with rape. Jacob lived in Bryan.
Emily J. Towers v James A. Grimes (Journal 12 p 23 – 23 Feb 1883)
A jury determined that he was not guilty.
Annie Van Sickle v John Burchell, Jr. (Journal 10 p259 – 17 Nov 1879)
Ellen Van Sickle v Augustus Warren (Journal 11 p236 – 23 Nov 1881)
She wanted $55 and ability to remove child from the county. The case was dismissed.
Catherine Walz v William Allomong (Journal 13 p445 – 27 Mar 1886; p505 – 8 June 1886)
He admitted his guilt and had to pay $325.
Lilly S. Wood v Daniel S. Tharp (Journal 10 p442 – 31 May 1880; Journal 11 – Nov 1880)
The case was dismissed.
Catherine Zeigler v Isaac W. Wallace (Journal 10 p380 – 5 Mar 1880)
It was proven that Isaac was the father of her child.