Berrien County, Michigan
Divorces

This file contributed by: Pat Mcarthur commencing in January of 2008 and being constantly added to by other contributors. For mor information please note the MiGenWeb Archives - Divorce Files
If you have a record of a divorce from the olden days, just let us know and we will add it here. Contact us at berrienmigenweb@yahoo.com

Name Parties Marriage Date Marriage Place Children Complainant Date Filed Date Final Alleged Cause Contested Action Conditions
Ashel James Ashel vs Sarah Ashel Aug 15, 1864 St. Joseph 6 Husband Aug 29, 1896 June 8, 1897 Desertion no Granted Absolute
Auckland Moses Auckland vs Kate Auckland May 1874 Heley, England 3 Husband Dec 7, 1896   Desertion   Pending  
Bailey George L. Bailey vs Florernce Bailey April 5, 1871 Midland 3 Husband April 1, 1896   Ill Treatment   Withdrawn Dismissed
Baliff Jennie H. Bailiff vs Daniel W. Bailiff May 21, 1893 St. Joseph 2 Wife Oct 21, 1896 March 25, 1897 Cruelty and Non-support yes Granted Absolute
Beardsley Lucy K. Beardsley vs Robert F. Beardsley June 12, 1896 Buchanan 0 Wife Dec 7, 1896 April 6, 1897 Desertion no Granted Absolute
Bentley Ellen E. Bentley vs Charles Bentley July 6, 1881 Wilton, Penn 0 Wife Feb 24, 1897 Sept 15, 1897 Desertion and Non-support no Granted Absolute
Bowker Bowker, Martha A - Bowker, Charles P Jan 23, 1893     Wife April 5, 1898 - Daily Palladium   Desertion      
Brant Amanda Brant vs Exzara Brant Jan 2, 1875 Bainbridge Tp. 5 Wife Dec 30, 1897   Cruelty and Drunkeness no Pending  
Broady George Broady vs Elizabeth Broady June 14, 1875 Cass County 1 Husband Oct 21, 1896 May 11, 1897 Desertion no Granted Absolute
Brooks Sarah L. Brooks vs Claude Brooks Dec 7, 1884 Benton Harbor 0 Wife Feb 8, 1897   Cruelty   Withdrawn Dismissed
Brooks Sarah L. Brooks vs Claude Brooks Dec 7, 1884 Benton Harbor 0 Wife Mar 30, 1897   Cruelty yes Withdrawn  
Bruns Bruns, Minnie - Bruns, Chas. F. September 15, 1898       Wife September 15, 1898 Non-support      
Burdick Philena W. Burdick vs Stephen V. Burdick April 8, 1857 Decatur Tp. 9 Wife May 7, 1896   Cruelty   Pending  
Calder John Calder vs Helen Calder April 28, 1893 Lanwade, Scotland 0 Husband Feb 16, 1897 Sept 28, 1897 Desertion no Granted Absolute
Carr Josephine Carr vs Fred W. Carr Jan 1, 1889 Niles 1 Wife Oct 15, 1897   Non-support no Pending  
Chapman Nancy Chapman vs John Chapman Feb 17, 1897 St. Joseph 0 Wife Aug 9, 1897 Jan 5, 1898 Failure to support no Granted Absolute [Note: record has a line drawn thru it.]
Cochran Viola Cochran vs James H. Cochran Sept 13, 1891 Kenosha 1 Wife Aug 17, 1897   Non-Support   Pending  
Couger Alta H. Couger vs Carl S. Couger Oct 18, 1893 Benton Harbor 1 Wife Dec 17, 1896 April 23, 1897 Non-support no Granted Complainant given custody of child
Curtis Curtis, Jeanetta C - Curtis, Edward October 31, 1898       Husband Oct 31, 1898   Desertion     newspaper Daily Paladium
Defield Edith J. Defield vs John B. Defield Feb 10, 1890 Bridgman, Mich 1 Wife Jan 14, 1897 May 17, 1897 Desertion and Non-support no Granted Complanant given custody of child
Divine William W. Divine vs Lillie M. Divine Sept 14, 1881 Schoolcraft 2 Husband Dec 24, 1896 June 23, 1897 Cruelty no Granted Complainant given custody of children
Earl Agnes L. Earl vs Parker Earl July 2, 1890 Benton Harbor 2 Wife Aug 11, 1896 Feb 1, 1897 Non-support no Granted Absolute
Farrer Alice Farrer vs George Farrer May 1, 1892 Paw Paw 1 Wife May 8, 1896 Jan 22, 1897 Desertion and Non-support no Granted Absolute
Fieher Ada Fieher vs Marshall Fieher Nov 16, 1892 Berrien County 0 Wife Nov 30, 1897 March 29, 1898 Desertion and Non-support no Granted Absolute [Note: record has a line drawn thru it.]
Fikes Fikes, Emma - Fikes, Charles           September 28, 1898 Desertion     The Daily Paladium - Benton Harbor, Mich.,
Fitzsimmons John E. Fitzsimmons vs Belle Fitzsimmons Oct 7, 1885 Watervliet Tp. 0 Husband May 15, 1897 Oct 11, 1897 Desertion no Granted Absolute
Frost William R. Frost vs Nettie E. Frost Dec 31, 1882 Kent County 1 Husband Mar 24, 1897   Cruelty and Desertion yes Withdrawn  
Garrison Garrison, Eunice - Garrison, F. Marion Mar 29, 1877   4 Wife April 19, 1898   Non-support & Adultry     The Daily Paladium - Benton Harbor, Mich.,
Glade Captolia Glade vs Augustus Glade July 20, 1890 Benton Harbor 1 Wife Sept 24, 1896   Drunkenness   Pending  
Hanover Hazel E Hanover vs James G Hanover           newspaper
June 7, 1930
Cruelty   Granted Not contested
Harding Grace W.D. Harding vs John C. Harding Nov 28, 1893 New York City 0 Wife June 29, 1897 Nov 4, 1897 Non-support no Granted Absolute
Harris Clarissa Harris vs Ebenezer Harris June 10, 1886 Galien 0 Wife Dec 30, 1897   Cruelty no Withdrawn  
Haskel Clara Haskel vs Bert G. Haskel Dec 24, 1891 Coloma 0 Wife Nov 17, 1896 May 14, 1897 Cruelty and Non-support no Granted Absolute
Hibbard Nettie A. Hibbard vs William C. Hibbard Mar 27, 1884 Benton Harbor 1 Wife Mar 8, 1897   Cruelty no Pending  
Huckley Mary A. Huckley vs Albert N. Huckley June 23, 1887 Niles Tp. 2 Wife Feb 13, 1897 May 19, 1897 Desertion no Granted Complainant given custody of children
Ingleright Edgar W. Ingleright vs Mary Ingleright Dec 22, 1886 Berrien Springs 1 Husband Jan 15, 1897 May 29, 1897 Desertion no Granted Complainant given custody of child
Jacks Alice S. Jacks vs Robert ?. Jacks April 22, 1874 Buchanan 2 Wife Jan 4, 1897   Desertion   Pending  
Johnson Laura A. Johnson vs William C. Johnson Dec 25, 1884 Berrien Springs 2 Wife Aug 20, 1896 Oct 9, 1897 Desertion no Granted Complainant given custody of children
Kerwoein Sophia Kerwoein vs August Kerwoein Dec 4, 1875 Chicago 3 Wife Dec 1, 1897   Cruelty yes Pending  
Lennon Susie Lucille Lennon vs
Hugh (Harry) Lennon
  Benton Harbor       newspaper
June 7, 1930
Non-support   Granted Not contested
Leonard Rosetta Leonard vs Frank L. Leonard June 14, 1884 Benton Harbor 3 Wife April 7, 1897 Sept 7, 1897 Cruelty and Non-support no Granted Complainant given custody of child
Letcher Laura W. Letcher vs Theron M. Letcher June 8, 1873 Berrien County 4 Wife Feb 8, 1897   Cruelty yes Pending  
Lewis Ellen Lewis vs William Lewis   Files missing   Wife April 7, 1897   Cruelty no Pending  
Masoy Joseph E. Masoy vs Carrie E. Masoy Dec 24, 1891 St. Joseph 0 Husband Sept 8, 1897 Oct 28, 1897 Desertion      
McComber Hugh McComber vs Lulu McComber April 4, 1889 Newaygo, Mich 0 Husband April 27, 1897 May 17, 1897 Desertion no Granted Absolute
Miller Clara Miller vs Irving Miller Aug 4, 1887 Elkhart, Ind 1 Wife Aug 15, 1896   Desertion   Pending  
Mitchell Greta Mitchell vs John J. Mitchell Dec 3, 1893 Buchanan 0 Wife July 10, 1897   Desertion no Pending  
Nolan Joseph A. Nolan vs Emma Nolan Feb 1, 1885 Niles 2 Husband July 1, 1897   Cruelty yes Pending Dismissed
Peak Lydia P. Peak vs William H. Peak May 20, 1855 Niles 2 Wife April 9, 1896 June 1, 1897 Intoxication no Granted Absolute
Pfaff Lafayette Pfaff vs Rachael Pfaff 1887 Lotto, Ind 0 Husband Nov 11, 1897   Desertion no Pending  
Pierce Lucretia E. Pierce vs Frank B. Pierce Aug 9, 1888 Benton Harbor 3 Wife April 30, 1896   Drunkenness   Pending  
Potter Ella Haythorn Potter vs Frank G. Potter May 9, 1883 Richmond, Ill 2 Wife Sept 17, 1897 Feb 15, 1898 Non-support no Granted Complainant given custody of children [Note: record has line drawn thru it.]
Prater Diantha Prater vs Wyatt Prater Feb 17, 1876 Niles 0 Wife Aug 11, 1896 Jan 23, 1897 Cruelty and Non-support yes Granted Conditional
Pratt Seward Pratt vs Polly Van Dyke Pratt Dec 3, 1891 Gobleville 2 Husband Nov 23, 1896   Desertion   Pending  
Ralph Bessie H. Ralph vs William O. Ralph Aug 26, 1896 Petoskey 0 Wife Nov 3, 1897   Non-support no Pending  
Rigley Ada Rigley vs Charles Rigley Nov 12, 1896 New Carlisle 0 Wife Sept 16, 1897 Nov 23, 1897 Non-support no Granted Absolute
Robinson Isabelle Robinson vs Edward J. Robsinson Nov 7, 1885 St. Joseph 1 Wife Nov 2, 1897   Non-support   Pending  
Robinson Isabelle Robinson vs Edward Robinson Nov 7, 1885 St. Joseph 1 Wife Nov 2, 1897   Non-Support and Drunkeness no Pending  
Rooche Nellie Rooche vs John Rooche July 6, 1880 Chicago 0 Wife Mar 31, 1897 June 26, 1897 Desertion no Granted Absolute
Russell Phillip Russell vs Emma Russell May 25, 1892 Berrien Springs 0 Husband Jan 24, 1897 June 5, 1897 Cruelty yes Granted Absolute
Rutledge Charles S. Rutledge vs Millie W. Rutledge June 28, 1895 Berrien County 0 Husband Sept 30, 1897 Feb 25, 1898 Extreme Cruelty no Granted Absolute [Note: record has a line drawn thru it.]
Ryan May Ryan vs William Ryan May 19, 1893 New Troy 9 Wife Jan 14, 1897 June 10, 1897 Cruelty and Non-support no Granted Absolute
Sawyer Gloain Sawyer vs Lillie B. Sawyer Nov 26, 1888 Grand Junction 2 Husband Mar 16, 1897 May 10, 1897 Desertion no Granted Complainant given custody of child
Scott Willard Scott vs Theresa A. Scott Sept 12, 1893 Webster Tp., NY 0 Husband April 3, 1897 Sept 21, 1897 Desertion no Granted Absolute
Smith Harriett F. Smith vs Charles S. Smith March 2, 1896 Benton Harbor 0 Wife April 15, 1897   Cruelty no Pending  
Staley Tracey Staley vs
George Staley
  New Carlisle       newspaper
June 7, 1930
Cruelty   Granted  
Stewart Mattie A. Stewart vs Richard W. Stewart June 3, 1885 St. Joseph 0 Wife Dec 23, 1897   Non-support no Pending  
Stopps Sarah J. Stoops vs Cameron G. Stoops May 24, 1890 Berrien County 2 Wife Feb 2, 1897 Sept 1, 1897 Failure to support no Granted Absolute
Storrs Jessie I. Storrs vs Percy Fitch Storrs Mar 4, 1895 Grand Rapids 1 Wife Aug 23, 1897 Jan 10, 1898 Desertion and Non-support no Granted Complainant given custody of child [Note: record has a line drawn thru it.]
Traub Catherine E. Traub vs Jacob Traub Nov 14, 1894 Niles 0 Wife April 29, 1896   Ill Treatment and Non-support   Pending  
Treuholus Alice Treuholus vs William Treuholus May 23, 1889 New York City 1 Wife Jan 30, 1897 June 3, 1897 Excessive use of Whiskey no Granted Absolute
Truman Elizabeth Truman vs Clifford Truman Aug 13, 1895 New Troy 0 Wife July 6, 1897 Jan 5, 1898 Habitual Drunkenness no Granted Absolute [Note: record has a line drawn thru it.]
Tutton Henry V. Tutton vs Julia Tutton feb 16, 1882 Chicago 4 Husband July 17, 1897   Drunkenness yes Pending  
Uekon Ada Uekon vs James Uekon June 22, 1893 Berrien Springs 1 wWife April 13, 1896 April 12, 1897 Extreme cruelty, desertion, and non-support no Granted Absolute
Vernard Lewis Vernard vs. Dollie Vernard March 10, 1883 Galien 1 Husband March 18, 1896   Cruelty no Pending  
Watkins Elizabeth Watkins vs William H. Watkins Sept 25, 1876 Abergaberesy, Eng 0 Wife Jan 11, 1897 May 24, 1897 Habitutual Drunkenness, Extreme Cruelty and Non-support no Granted Absolute
Weed Elizabeth Weed vs Eben Weed May 19, 1892 Berrien County 0 Wife Aug 6, 1896   Cruelty and Non-support   Pending  
Whelan Laura L. Whelan vs Jansyee F. Whelan Oct 26, 1883 Bangor Tp. 5 Wife July 28, 1897   Non-Support and Drunkeness no Pending  
Wood Ora M. Wood vs Charles H. Wood March 15, 1887 Buchanan 3 Wife Sept 12, 1896 March 20, 1897 Desertion and Non-support no Granted Absolute
Worvey Sarah Worvey vs Charles Worvey Sept 17, 1895 Berrien County 0 Wife Sept 26, 1896   Non-support   Pending  
Zook Dorothy Zook vs
David Zook
  Benton Harbor       newspaper
June 7, 1930
Cruelty   Granted Not contested

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