Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Lafayette County): Criminal Case Files, 1837-1928


Summary Information
Title: Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Lafayette County): Criminal Case Files
Inclusive Dates: 1837-1928

Creator:
  • Wisconsin. Circuit Court (Lafayette County)
Call Number: Lafayette Series 43

Quantity: 4.5 c.f. (14 archives boxes)

Repository:
Archival Locations:
UW-Platteville Karrmann Library / Platteville Area Research Ctr. (Map)

Abstract:
Records relating to criminal cases tried before the territorial circuit and district court and the Circuit Court. Files include complaints, notes, summonses, transcripts, evidence, rulings, orders, judgments, appeals, and execution orders. Cases relate to criminal offenses such as murder, assault and battery, adultery, larceny, fornication, illegal liquor sales, vandalism, and gambling. Most cases are pre-1900 and some early cases are from the justice court. This series is not a complete record of criminal cases for the time period.

Language: English

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Arrangement of the Materials

Alphabetical by last name of defendant. See the appendix of this finding aid for a complete list.

Contents List
Box   1
Abraham, John - Brown, Amos
Box   2
Brown, Grant - Campbell, John
Box   3
Campbell, Thomas - Coyle, Daniel
Box   4
Crawhall, Thomas - Dougherty Edward
Box   5
Dougherty, Joseph - Flanigan, William
Box   6
Flannery, Martin - Hall, Henry
Box   7
Hampton, Robert - Hughs, Oliver
Box   8
Huntington, Henry - Lakey, Michael
Box   9
Lamar, Charles - Marriott, Fred
Box   10
Martin, John - McNully, Joseph
Box   11
Meehan, John - Osborne, Robert
Box   12
Palfrey, John - Ryan, Edward
Box   13
Sambrook, Peter - Torphy, Patrick
Box   14
Trenary, Bryon - Zurflelh, Alfred
Additional Descriptive Information
Defendant's Name Charge Year Remarks
Abraham, John adultery 1900 .
Abraham, John burglary 1894 .
Adams, Alphens theft 1858 .
Akins, Edward larceny 1884 .
Allen, George aiding a prisoner to escape from jail 1838 .
Anderson, Martin W disturbing the peace 1853 .
Anderson, William C assault and beating 1860 .
Andrews, Ethan murder 1853 Tried to murder John Ducy
Andrews, Ethan assault with intent to kill and murder 1853 Tried to murder Maurice Ducy
Andrews, Herzekiah abusive and obscene language 1884 .
Andrews, Nancy theft 1857 .
Ansley, Thomas Relief 1866 .
Armstrong, Thomas assault 1852 .
Arneson, Knudt seduction 1893 .
Arnold, C.A. selling liquor without a license 1887 .
Aten, John M . 1861 .
Atwood, Charles larceny 1859 .
Aufelenheide, John assault and battery 1854 .
Aureton, Christopher arson 1854 .
Baker, John G. debt 1863 Indebted to Wisconsin for 100 dollars. Reason unknown.
Baker, Josiah G. debt 1863 See John Baker
Baldwin, Henry D larceny 1858 Found guilty of stealing oysters, sardines, oranges, 14 lbs. of candy, cigars, tea, etc
Baldwin, Henry disturbing the peace 1866 Also accused: James Gregor, Casper Hardy, Edward Marx, Lewis Marx, John Hardy, Frank Braunan, Lewis Lucia, John Henry, Edward Hastings and Charles Miller.
Baldwin, Henry D. assault with intent to kill 1867 Baldwin came into a bar with his son and put him on the table. The owner asked how he would like it if he brought a child in and put his dirty feet on the table. Words were exchanged and Baldwin pulled a knife on the owner.
Baldwin, John F. assault and battery 1856 Beat David Hill with a wooden club.
Baldwin (Field), Harry fathering a bastard child 1892 Father of Ellen Mullen's child, who died three days after the birth. Baldwin was required to pay the costs of the birth to the mother. There is also a note in the file from 1899 saying that Harry Fields was convicted of raping his eldest daughter in 1892, but the rest of the file doesn't mention this case.
Barbarick, Eva . adultery 1888 Committed adultery with Ferdinand Strauss. According to Barbarick, she married her husband after she was forced to have sex with him and became pregnant. After the baby was born, she began sleeping with Strauss and at the time of the trial she was pregnant with his child. Strauss' wife brought about the charges against Barbarick, but it doesn't seem that Ferdinand was charged.
Barnes, Henry W. debt 1851 In debt 300 dollars
Bass, Thomas G. attempted rape 1857 Found guilty of attacking and attempting to rape Phillippa Prater.
Batz, Joe larceny 1853 Stole a variety of clothing items: suspenders, socks, flannel shirt, etc.
Batz, Joe larceny 1853 Found guilty of stealing a gold coin, a pair of pants, a flannel shirt, suspenders and woolen socks
Belkin, Casper assault 1869 Found not guilty of assaulting a woman
Bennett, George B assault with intent to murder 1869 Shot at Henry Huggle
Bennings, Jacob . 1852 .
Bentenshaw, Charles forgery 1871 Forged a note that said, “Please let Chas. Bentenshaw have 9 dollars and 34 cents worth of goods and charge them to me and oblige” signed Mosem M. Newman
Bergan, John arson 1848 Set fire to Barney Brady's house. The main evidence was that someone said McGuire got matches and apparently threatened someone who wanted to put the fire out.
Bevard, William H larceny 1852 Stole a bay horse worth 80 dollars
Bigley, Alexander larceny 1853 Stole Jesse B. Watts' horse
Bishell, Paulete assault and battery 1871 Beat Matthew Brady with stones
Bishell, William assault and battery 1871 Beat Matthew Brady with stones
Black, John larceny 1872 Stole 400 dollars by saying that he worked for Leonard Metcalf
Blackstone, John M betting 1853 Bet 25 cents on the game of faro
Blaisdell, John assault and battery 1860 Accused of beating Edmund Akins. Found guilty and required to pay 100 dollars and costs for the prosecution.
Bosch, Rudy . 1899 Charge not listed. The document is a bond stating that Bosch and John McDonald are in debt to the state for 150 dollars and must keep the peace, especially towards Bridget Bosch for six months.
Bowker, Daniel theft 1867 Stole two horses and equipment from James A. Owens
Brady, Barney assault 1848 Beat up James Owens
Brannan, Thomas violating election laws 1871 An election resulted in a tie between Matthew Murphy and Thomas Bainbridge. It was the duty of these three men to determine the winner by lot, however they refused to do it.
Brannan, Thomas violating election laws 1871 All three men received the same and unequal amount of votes for the same position.
Braunan ,Hezikiah H. fathering a bastard child 1853 Fathered a child with Sarah Hodges
Brockway, Charles gaming 1849 Accused of keeping a gaming house and dealing in the game of faro
Brockway, Charles gaming 1855 Apparently used force to bet 95 cents at faro
Brockway, Charles gaming 1849 Found dealing cards and playing faro for money
Brown, Amos arson 1856 .
Brown, Amos . betting 1853 Bet 25 dollars on the game of faro
Brown, Grant rape 1905 Accused of raping Edna Nethery, age 16. There was a deposition in which two jurors, John A. Penniston and William Johnson voted guilty, not because they believed that Grant was guilty, but because they were made sick by the cigar smoke of the other jurors.
Brown, Henry theft 1848 Stole Thomas Bleakley's mare
Brown, John assault and resisting officer 1858 Apparently Brown had mineral in his hand and when the constable tried to see it, Brown grabbed him by the collar, threw him to the ground and stomped on his hand.
Brown, Richard assault and battery 1879 Along with Sarah Brown and P.E Brown, assaulted John Schoenfeld
Brown, Spencer W assault and battery 1861 Found guilty of assaulting Edmund Atkins
Brown, William assault with intent to kill 1877 Beat Mary Jane Johnson and threatened to kill her with an ax
Buckland, Robert breaking and entering 1869 Accused of stealing honey from the Widow Scott
Buckland, Robert breaking and entering 1869 Broke into the office of Edward H. Gratiot
Buckley, Thomas J seduction 1898 Seduced Ruth McGranahan under the promise of marriage
Bugh, Samuel G. gaming 1853 Guilty of betting 24 cents
Bunt, Richard theft 1862 Stole lead ore
Burke, John obtaining money by false pretences 1898 Cheated and defrauded Chris Gardner
Burnell, Josh larceny 1859 Accused of stealing honey from the Widow Scott
Burns, Owen riot 1860 Accused of using stones, sticks, staves, clubs and axes to attack the home of Charles Rinnert. The mob attacked the house and threw stones through the windows. Found not guilty.
Burns, Thomas fathering a bastard child 1896 Fathered a child with Margaret E. Wilkinson
Burris, Martin V seduction 1865 Burris was charged with seducing Mary Huling, an unmarried woman
Burris, Martin adultery 1865 Burris, a married man, committed the crime of adultery with a Mary Huling, an unmarried woman.
Buttan, Michael assault and battery 1856 Accused of assaulting Betsy Loburgh
Buxton, Joseph assault and battery 1865 .
Byrne, Leo fathering a bastard child 1904 .
Caffee, Benjamin assault 1848 Maimed and disfigured Morris Kinneda with force and arms
Callahan, John violating election laws 1871 see Thomas Brannan
Callahan, John violating election laws 1871 see Thomas Brannan
Calvert, John larceny 1857 Stole a watch with gold stem and rim of the value of 18 dollars and current coin of the United States of America to the amount of 4 dollars
Calvert, Simms assault with intent to do great bodily harm 1893 Simms, armed with an ax, assaulted William A. Garden.
Calvert, William H. appeal 1875 .
Campbell, Harry murder 1917 Found guilty of killing Elva Campbell and Lawrence Edward Campbell
Campbell, Hugh appeal 1865 .
Campbell, John murder 1901 John Campbell and co-defendant Daniel Collins were floor managers at a dance held in Collins Hall. Around midnight a fight broke out among some intoxicated guests. Campbell and Collins stepped in to stop the fight when the soon-to-be-deceased William Pinney came after the men. Campbell hit Pinney with a cane and Collins hit him with a chair. The court did not know which of the objects killed the man.
Campbell, John manslaughter 1897 Manslaughter of Edward W. Hale
Campbell, John murder 1900 see previous entry for Campbell
Campbell, Thomas theft 1876 Campbell was the County Treasurer, and was entrusted with the collection and safe keeping of the taxes, fines and other money belonging to the county. He stole 9,269.82 dollars of the county's money.
Carkeek, John theft 1888 Found guilty of stealing 360 dollars from John Jennings.
Cary, Daniel attempted murder 1864 Loaded a gun and attempted to kill James Dower.
Chamberlain, Jones . 1847 .
Chapman, John theft 1879 Stole items worth 90 dollars and 100 dollars.
Chappell Gilbert incest 1897 Found guilty and sentenced to 5 years in prison
Chase, Austin . perjury 1876 .
Cherry, Frederick A theft 1868 Stole goods worth 125 dollars
Chofman, James disturbing the peace 1873 Chofman, along with Jonathon Glenville, Thomas Rowe, and Frank Rowe willfully interrupted an assembly of people met for the worship of God. All four men paid a fine of 60 dollars.
Clark, George false identity 1886 .
Clayton, John assault 1875 Found guilty
Clinton, Peter larceny 1880 Was confined to hard labor in the state prison for the term of one year and three months
Clouse, James 1902 Unsure of the case; it was dismissed because the defendant's brother Samuel H. Scales was unable to be a witness in the case because he was suffering from an attack of inflammatory rheumatism.
Coffee, Benjamin assault with intent to kill 1853 Tried to kill Hannah McNight or McKnight
Colbeck, William larceny 1894 Stole 16 head of cattle from Thomas Parsons
Colbeck, William fraud 1900 Told Henry Scheele that he was forming a partnership with his cousin, George Colbeck, and needed sheep. William told Henry that he would help him shear the sheep in the fall and would then pay him for them after, but he had no intention of paying Henry for the sheep.
Colbeck, William breaking a contract 1900 Broke a farming contract with Henry Scheele
Cole, Rose adultery 1854 Ordered to pay a sum of 100 dollars to the court
Collins, Cornelius adultery 1873 All charges were dismissed
Collins, Daniel manslaughter see John Campbell
Collins, Daniel murder 1900 see John Campbell
Collins, Patrick Adultery 1873 Ordered to pay 30 dollars as a reasonable compensation
Colwell, Matthias assault with intent to murder 1865 Accused of beating Michael Orman with an iron pitch fork with the intent to kill
Conley, George assault 1900 Willfully and maliciously with force and arms beat up Mr. W.J. Eustice
Connell, L theft 1905 Stole personal property from Hannan Gilbertsion worth 3 dollars
Connelly, Michael assault 1849 Violently assaulted and beat Aphen Guffrman
Connelly, Peter . 1862 .
Connelly, Peter . 1864 .
Conners, Daniel assault and battery 1879 .
Connor , Edward selling liquor without a license 1906 .
Corning, Nathan theft 1860 All seven men gathered around the horses and wagon with sticks, staves, clubs and other harmful weapons. They kidnapped the horses and wagon and Charles Jefferson Vincent who was driving the wagon.
Cotesworth, Robert theft 1858 Accused of stealing one thousand pounds of mineral. He was ordered to pay a fine of 2096 dollars.
Covey, David selling liquor without a license 1897 Sold, dealt and trafficked intoxicating liquors without a license.
Covey, David selling liquor at a election 1859 Found guilty of selling liquor at the latest town election and was given a fine of 60 dollars and cost of legal fees.
Covey, D.S. appeal 1880 .
Covey, D.S. selling liquor without a license 1884 .
Covey, D.S. illegal selling of liquor 1885 Found guilty of selling, trafficking and using illegal liquor
Covey, D.S. selling liquor without a license 1912 Sold, dealt and trafficked intoxicating liquors without a license
Covey, D.S. selling liquor without a license 1884 Sold, dealt and trafficked intoxicating liquors without a license
Covey, Frank selling liquor without a license 1898 Sold, dealt and trafficked intoxicating liquors without a license
Covey, Frederick selling liquor without a license 1898 Sold, dealt and trafficked intoxicating liquors without a license
Covey, Homer disturbing the peace 1902 Willfully and maliciously injured and destroyed a certain building situated in the town of Argyle
Covey, John tampering with the jury 1898 Paid 10 dollars to one of the jury members in the case for David Covey, causing a hung jury
Covey, Port or Porter tampering with the jury 1898 see John Covey
Coyle, Daniel seduction 1864 .
Crawhall, Thomas assault with intent to kill 1886 .
Creely, John assault with intent to disfigure 1851 Accused of biting off and mutilating John Burns' upper lip and nose
Crow, J.C. selling beer without a license 1882 .
Crow, J.W. selling liquor without a license 1882 Sold, dealt and trafficked intoxicating liquors without a license
Crow, J.W. selling liquor without a license 1876 Sold, dealt and trafficked intoxicating liquors without a license
Crow, Timothy rape 1888 Accused of raping Eliza Mosley
Cullen, Bernard assault 1862 Shot and killed one cow worth 20 dollars and one ox worth 50 dollars
Cullen, Bernard attempted harm to cattle, and threatening to kill. 1862 Threatened to kill and destroy the cattle and threatened to kill George W. Russell
Cullen, Edward murder 1859 Accused of killing Robert McGettigau. The cause of death was from a stab wound.
Cullen, James theft 1870 James Cullen and Jacob Welty stole two objects worth 50 dollars from James W. Barrington.
Cullen, John assault 1862 see Bernard Cullen
Culver, Amos perjury 1849 .
Cummings, Hugh disturbing the peace 1868 Hugh Cummings was accused of pulling down and removing a portion of fence enclosing a field of corn.
Cunningham, Dennis murder 1857 Cunningam along with his wife Julia killed Michael Maher by striking him on the right side of his head and leaving a fatal wound.
Cunningham, Julia murder 1857 see Dennis Cunningham
Curran, James killing a mare 1867 Along with Maurice Foley used a pitch fork to kill a mare belonging to Michael Fievney. The parties settled the issue outside of court, the two men paid a fine of 500 dollars.
Daggett, James assault with intent to kill 1879 Attacked George Footlitt with a knife with the intent to kill
Darragh, James assault and battery 1859 Along with William McDonald, resisted a police officer
Darragh, James . assault and resisting a police officer 1858 Along with William McDonald and George Davey, assaulted county constable Nelson Butler
Darragh, James Sr. intent to kill 1870 Threatened to kill Elsie Oleson and her children Annie, Linda, and Ole
Davenport , Charles larceny 1870 .
Davis, Samuel indictment 1849 .
Davis , Sam assault 1849 Davis got in a fight with George Williams and ended up knocking out one of his eyes.
Dearth , James cutting trees on personal property 1857 Cut down 100 oak trees that were on the property of James Ryan. Dearth was ordered to pay a fine of 100 dollars.
Dearth , William assault and battery 1869 Began a fight with John Robinson for reasons unknown. Dearth was armed with a pistol and therefore Robinson did all he could to protect himself.
Delong, William theft 1875 .
Derring, Oscar M theft 1862 see Richard Bunt
Dexter, A.I. failed to finish a dam by the assigned date 1896 Did not complete the construction of a dam and therefore is indebted to Mr. Faith W. Chapman for 200 dollars
Dickins, West larceny 1859 Accused of stealing honey from the Widow Scott
Digo , Charles adultery 1890 Committed the crime of adultery with Ellis Storm, a married woman
Dirth, Mikel theft 1857 Cut down 100 oak trees on the personal property of James Ryan. The judgement was in favor of the plaintiff for the sum of 50 dollars.
Doan Joshua theft 1873 Stole 32.5 bushels of wheat worth 32 dollars
Dobbs, George fathering a bastard child 1854 Sarah Ann Moore at the age of 16 will bear a bastard child. The father is George Dobbs.
Donohue, C.J. selling liquor without a license 1897 Sold, dealt and trafficked intoxicating liquors without a license
Dougherity, Edward fishing without a license 1895 Ordered to pay a fine of 10 dollars and spend 30 days in the Common jail
Dougherty, Joseph killing a mare 1868 Killed a colt worth 150 dollars
Dow , James vagrancy 1893 .
Dower, Robert assault with intent to harm 1892 Armed with a weapon, Dower attempted to do great bodily harm to William Haily.
Doyle, Edward seduction 1902 Seduced Alice McDermath under the promise of marriage
Doyle, John larceny 1858 Accused of stealing a horse
Doyle, John fathering a bastard child 1888 Had intercourse with Annie Cullen and now she is carrying his child
Doyle, John assault with intent to kill 1854 Attacked William Osborn with a knife and the intent to kill
Doyle, Patrick assault and attempted rape 1856 Found guilty and sentenced to spend 5 years in prison
Doyle , Patrick assault with intent to ravish 1856 Found guilty and sentenced to five years in prison
Doyle, William breaking a contract 1920 The contract defining where the highway was to be placed was broken by Doyle, Patrick McDonald, and Frank McKeon.
Drinkall, Thomas assault 1861 .
Driscole, Ellen debt 1863 see John Baker
Dudley, John adultery 1858 John Dudley, a married man, did commit the act of adultery with Elizabeth Penniston.
Duffy, Peter assault with intent to murder 1868 Tried to kill Patrick Binke
Dull, Fisher theft 1858 Stole ten bushels of corn on the cob and five bushels of corn
Dull, George fathering a bastard child 1891 Found guilty
Dull, Isaac killing a mare 1857 Dull killed a mare colt worth 70 dollars and a stallion colt worth 45 dollars.
Dullen, Henry theft 1854 Stole 4.75 dollars from Mary M. Carney
Dunbar, H. theft 1905 Stole an item worth 7dollars; he was ordered to pay a fine of 1 dollar and spend 10 days in the County Jail.
Eagan, Thomas assault 1847 Shot a hog worth 4 dollars
Earl, William theft 1864 Stole two mares worth the total of 300 dollars and was found guilty
Earnest, James assault 1853 Got in a fight with William Kelly and caused serious harm to his body
Earnist, John fraud 1867 .
Edstrom, Joseph larceny 1858 See Baldwin, Henry. Found guilty of stealing oysters, sardines, oranges, 14 lbs. of candy, cigars, tea, etc.
Einsweiler, Alexander breaking and entering 1899 During the night broke into a store owned by John Buxton with the intent to commit the crime of larceny. Sentenced to prison for 2 years.
Ellingen, Clayton selling liquor without a license 1902 Sold, dealt and trafficked intoxicating liquors without a license
Enloe, James theft 1878 .
Ethridge, Fred assault 1897 Got into a fight with Roney Seiler. He beat, bruised, wounded and ill treated Seiler. He was ordered to pay a fine of 5 dollars plus court costs and if he could not pay he was to spend 30 days in jail.
Evans, Thomas fathering a bastard child 1855 Found guilty and was ordered to pay 20 dollars to the mother (Mary Jane Gray). Also 2 dollars a week for the first 6 months and then 1.50 dollars thereafter for support of the child plus 1 dollar a month for clothes.
Evans, William assault with intent to kill 1849 Along with B.F Neal, William Oldham and Robert Staton, assaulted Henry Moran and then held him down and shot him with a shotgun
Farmer, Louisa assault and battery 1884 Willfully and maliciously with force and arms make an attack on Miss Jennie Sardeson
Farnen, John assault 1872 Ordered to pay a fine of 100 dollars
Featherston, Joseph assault 1872 Joseph Featherston pleaded guilty to assault against Joshua Featherston. He spent 10 days in jail.
Feidler, Henry assault and battery 1873 Assault against Henry Nedig
Field, Jeff assault with intent to kill 1895 Ordered to pay a fine of 1 dollar and the court costs, he was to stay in prison until all costs are paid.
Field, William resisting an officer 1855 .
Finley, James assault 1856 Got into a bar fight
Finn, Thomas assault 1876 Was intoxicated and beat a policeman while being arrested
Fisher, Charles . N.D. .
Fisher, Edward 1861 .
Fisher, John riot 1860 see Owen Burns
Fisher, Michael theft 1858 Cut down 5 green trees on the property of John Griffen
Fisher, Patrick riot 1860 see Owen Burns
Fitzgerald, Patrick adultery 1880 Had relations with Mary Bremen
Fitzgerald, Thomas manslaughter 1855 Found guilty of killing Michael Ormaude with a knife. He was sentenced to 4 years of hard labor in the state prison.
Fitzgibbon, James adultery 1875 Fitzgibbon, a unmarried man, had voluntary sexual intercourse with Catharine Gleason then a married another woman.
Fitzpatrick, Michael larceny 1880 Found not guilty
Fitzpatrick, Patrick disrupting the peace 1877 see Richard Fitzpatrick
Fitzpatrick, Richard disrupting the peace 1877 Accused of blocking a highway and was fined 25 dollars. The charges were dismissed and he received his money back.
Flanigan, William doing business under a different name. 1900 Joseph Meylor and William Flanigan, partners, doing business under the name of Maylor and Flanigan. They were found guilty.
Flannery, Martin seduction 1894 Flannery, then an unmarried man, seduced Nelli Meullen, an unmarried women but under the promise of marriage to Martin Flan.
Foley, James assault with intent to kill 1886 Tried to kill Stephen White with a knife. Found guilty.
Foley, Maurice . . see James Curran
Foss , William assault 1881 Injured and maimed two hounds or dogs belonging to Heron Patman. The dogs were worth 64 dollars.
Fossnight, Austin seduction 1895 Under a promise of marriage Fossnight seduced Gena Anderson and after two years still has not married her. Found not guilty.
Fossnight, E.C. assault with intent to kill 1896 Attacked Jesse Hill with a knife. He was found guilty of assault but not intent to murder.
Fowler, Barney fathering a bastard child 1893 Found guilty and was ordered to pay 100 dollars to the mother Elizabeth Cole
Fox, Thomas fathering a bastard child 1886 Mary Ann Clark is carrying the child of Thomas Fox. They are not married therefore that child will be a bastard child.
Francis, Hezekiah selling liquor without a license 1855 Fined 100 dollars
Francis, Jacob theft 1871 Accused of breaking into the house of Thomas Hikers and stealing 150 dollars. He was found not guilty.
Frederick, E.B. forgery 1885 Forged a check for 70 dollars
Fredericks, E.B. forgery 1886 Finished his sentence of 2 years and wanted his 8 dollars and 50 cents from the courts
Freeman, Frank fathering a bastard child 1872 Mary Blain claims Frank Freeman is the father of her child.
French, George . . see Nathan Corning
French, Washington . . see Nathan Corning
Frey, Henry theft 1891 Stole over 100 dollars of materials
Frost , Frank murder 1869 Put poison in meat and fed it to his dog, and the dog died
Fulton, John assault with intent to rape 1885 Assaulted Allis May Taylor with the intent to rape her. He was found guilty.
Funk Henry manslaughter 1866 Found guilty of killing Robert Moody by stabbing him with a knife
Gable, Ernest assault 1882 Attacked John Stauder with force and arms
Gable, Lewis fathering a bastard child 1902 Eunice Page is pregnant with a child and if born it will be a bastard child. Gable is the father.
Gallagher, Patrick assault with intent to kill 1854 Attacked John H. Wills with a knife and a pistol
Gallagher, Patrick assault 1863 Attacked Elizabeth Ramsden. He was ordered to pay a fine plus the court costs.
Gallagher, Patrick cutting timber 1857 Cut down 100 trees on private property. They were worth over 100 dollars.
Geesling, William assault and battery 1861 Along with William Graham and Nelson Thompson, accused of beating John Rhines(?) with a stick. Geesling and Graham found guilty; Thompson not guilty.
Giler, Folentine assault with intent to kill 1856 Tried to kill Abraham Hachton
Gills, Leo . possession of intoxicating liquors 1926 .
Gleason, Catherine . Adultery 1875 see James Fitzgibbon
Glenville, Jonathen . . see James Chofman
Gordon, Orpheus . assault 1896 Attacked Richard Nichols with intent to do great bodily harm. He was found not guilty.
Gordon, Thomas theft 1859 Stole one horse, one saddle and one bridle
Gould , Ned theft 1902 Ned Gould, Joseph Sardeson and Thomas Smith broke into the building of Ryan Brothers and stole 61 dollars of goods, chattels and property from Thomas Sullivan.
Gowan, John theft 1860 Accused of stealing bank notes and other items. He was found not guilty.
Gowan, John larceny 1860 Accused of stealing money from a safe
Grady, Patrick rape 1850 With force and arms attacked Francis Peace
Grafe, John theft 1856 Cut down a tree that was on private property. He was discharged.
Grafe John theft 1855 Taking wood from private property without permission
Graham, William assault and battery 1861 see William Geesling
Green, John larceny 1897 John Green and John Wilson broke into E.L. Worrell's building with intent to commit the crime of larceny. They were found guilty and sentenced to 3 years in prison.
Green, John sold intoxicating liquors 1872 Sold intoxication liquor to John Heslap who was not allowed to drink
Green, Robert R murder 1859 .
Gregor, Francis attempted murder 1855 Tried to kill Thomas Cavanaugh
Grinsell, Daniel . 1855 Summonses for Peter Hollan, George West, Richard Troasdale, John Ehorn to appear as witnesses
Groven, George assault 1861 Attacked Michael Williams
Groves, Richard theft 1866 Stole a horse and a colt together worth 125 dollars from Joseph White
Haffey, Daniel murder 1857 Found guilty of murdering Edward Welch
Haffey, John assault with intent to kill 1859 Attacked Catharine Gaffey with a rock
Hagey, A S theft 1863 A.S Hagey also known as A.S. Jackson stole a horse worth 75 dollars from William Goble.
Hall, Henry fathering a bastard child 1871 Anna Kirkpatrick filed a complaint that Henry Hall is the father of her bastard child. He was found guilty.
Hampton, Robert larceny 1859 Stole a coat from Peter Connel worth 10 dollars
Haney, Philip larceny 1863 Stole a horse from Patrick McGuigan
Hannan , William selling liquor without a license 1859 Matthew Murphy claimed that Hannan sold liquor to James McGuire without a license.
Hanrahan, John neglect 1877 Neglected and refused to assist Thomas Gleason as he was in need of assistance
Hansen, Ole fathering a bastard child 1897 At first he said that he was not the father but after some time he pleaded guilty and was ordered to pay a fine of 300 dollars to the mother and the baby.
Hanson, Hans larceny 1869 Found guilty of stealing 5 dollars worth of goods from the town storehouse, he was sentenced to 2 months in the state prison.
Harker, Simon theft 1864 Stole a package of legal treasury notes and an envelope from Richard Hughes
Harkin, Joseph theft 1885 Accused of stealing a section of fence along a highway. Found not guilty.
Harkin, Roger building on state property 1886 Accused of building a fence near the state highway
Harmon , Jacob gaming 1849 Illegal gambling
Harrington, Joseph larceny 1897 Stole twelve hundred dollars in gold coin from Philip McMahon. He was found guilty and sentenced to 2 years in prison.
Harris, Charles assault with intent to kill 1857 Attacked William Hoskins or Harkins with a pistol
Hart, Stephen assault with intent to kill 1881 Assaulted and shot at John Cullen
Harty, Michael assault 1885 Did great bodily harm to Michael Mahoney
Hawke, George theft 1869 .
Hayes, Charles theft 1874 Found guilty
Hayes, Patrick larceny 1858 Accused of stealing 500 pounds of lead worth 5.50 dollars. He was discharged and ordered to pay a fine of 25 dollars.
Heiner, John perjury 1888 Discharged
Heiner, John perjury 1887 Discharged
Heiner, John larceny 1903 Accused of stealing horses, buggy and harness from Henry Frize
Helen, William obtaining signature to note under false pretense 1884 Under false pretenses obtained a signature from John Welch for a certain promissory note
Henderson Andrew assault and attempted rape 1888 Attacked Alice Molden and tried to rape her
Henry, John assault with intent to kill 1874 Found not guilty by reason of insanity
Henry, Martin adultery 1897 Found guilty of having a sexual encounter with Ruth Scott. Henry being a married man and Ruth being a unmarried women. Henry was sentenced to 3 years in prison.
Hess, Charles disrupting the peace 1875 Interrupted a group of people gathering for God
Higgeny, John theft 1893 Stole 40 dollars from Henry Ferry
Hill, Jesse killing an animal 1895 Killed a skunk worth 8 dollars on private property. He was found guilty.
Hill, John gaming 1849 see Jacob Harmon
Hillary Ralph arson 1852 Along with John Roave, accused of burning down a vacant house belonging to Michael Calvert. The men were found not guilty.
Holland, Jeremiah murder 1857 Attacked James Moore with a knife and stabbed him in the stomach, leaving a mortal wound
Hom, B.E. theft 1873 see Joshua Doan
Hopkins, Martin theft 1858 .
Hopkins, Martin assault 1858 Accused of beating Casper Bitner
Hough, Albert theft 1893 Stole 191.75 dollars from Eugene Lutter and John A. Olson
Hudson, David gaming 1848 Unlawfully kept a common gambling house
Hudson, Jackson murder 1855 Found guilty of manslaughter. He killed John Richards by kicking him to death.
Hughes, Benjamin gaming 1853 Bet on a game of faro
Hughes, Benjamin gaming 1853 Bet on a game of faro
Hughes, Oliver larceny 1868 see Frank Lucia
Hughs, Oliver larceny 1868 Pleaded guilty to stealing a cow worth 40 dollars from James Runton. He was ordered to spend 9 months in the county prison.
Huntington, Henry [Jr.] murder 1876 Killed Henry Huntington, Sr.
Hyde, Shyers assault with intent to kill 1852 With rock in right hand assaulted John McDermid with the intent to kill him
Hyde, Washington assault with intent to kill 1853 Attacked John McDermid with a knife with the intent to kill him
Isbel, Elliott attempted murder 1868 Tried to kill Samuel Tracy by shooting him
Isbel, Fulton attempted murder 1868 see Elliott Isbel
Jackson, Isaac larceny 1902 Broke into a railway company and stole 16 dollars. Sentenced to 5 years in prison.
Jackson, Jens selling liquor without a license 1877 Found guilty of selling intoxicating liquors without a license
Jackson, Joseph assault and battery 1877 Assaulted John Melly
Jackson, William gaming 1853 Bet money on the game of faro
Jackson, W S gaming 1853 Found dealing cards in a game of faro
Jacobs, Benjamin assault 1887 Jacobs, Edwin Jacobs, and James Smith are accused of pointing a loaded gun at Stephen Jacobs and firing the gun to cause a wound.
Jacobs, Edwin assault 1887 see Benjamin Jacobs
James, Thomas larceny 1852 Was the Justice of the Peace and in control of collecting money from fines. He was accused of taking 200 dollars of this money for himself.
Jefferson, Mary arson 1879 Jefferson lived with Ben Krouse for awhile and then moved out because she was accused of stealing 1 dollar. On the night of the 10th Krouse's hay stacks went up in flames. There were small foot prints leading toward and away from the stacks. Mary was also seen running away from the house that night by several people. She was sentenced to 1 year in prison.
Jelly, John S rape 1889 Accused of raping his granddaughter Mary Jane Jelly. She claims that on Thanksgiving she was alone in the house with her grandfather and he raped her.
Johnson, E E fraud 1889 Obtained money from William Walton under false pretenses. He claimed to be a minister from Johnstown, PA and that his church was wiped out in the flood. He obtained money from people in Shullsburg under the false pretence of using it to rebuild his church. He was fined 25 dollars and ordered to stay in jail until the fine was paid.
Johnson, John fathering a bastard child 1897 Ruth Crawford claims that John Johnson is the father of her unborn child.
Johnson, John committing a witness 1897 Ruth Crawford was ordered to testify in the case of Wisconsin vs. John Johnson. She was put into custody of the county sheriff until the trial date.
Jones, John incest 1898 Forced his daughter Nellie Jones to have sexual relations with him. She had a child but was told she would die if anyone ever found out it was his. She finally came forward and John was sentenced to 2 years in prison.
Jordon, William cutting timber 1854 Accused of cutting down trees on private property. He was found not guilty.
Kamm, Frank assault 1893 Kamm and L. Webb assaulted Mrs. A.S Hartsook during a church revival, calling her a “she-devil.”
Kearnes, Henry assault with intent to kill 1852 Shot a pistol at Talbot Ankerny trying to kill him
Kelley, Barney theft 1867 Stole a sorrel worth 75 dollars from James Harvey. He was sentenced to 2 years in prison.
Kelly, Dennis theft 1856 Dennis and Michael Kelly cut down trees worth 10 dollars from private property.
Kelly, James Burglary 1879 Broke into Frank Cornelius' liquor store and stole bottles of liquor
Kelman, Barney theft 1867 Stole a mare from Margaret Lee worth 145 dollars
Kerns, Henry assault with intent to kill 1852 Tried to kill Neil McFadden
Kerns, John assault with intent to kill 1869 Attacked and stabbed William Sullivan
Kerns, John subpoena 1852 Ordered to appear in court to testify in the case against Henry Kerns
Ketchaur, John theft 1875 Broke into the house of James Rose and stole a silver watch and some other objects
Kilkelly, Andrew assault with intent to kill 1877 Convicted of this crime and sentenced to 2 years in prison. He wanted a new trial because new evidence was found. No judge would take the case and he was ordered to finish his sentence.
Kivlaken, Thomas indictment 1855 .
Knewstub, John bribery 8 tampering with the jury 1898 see John Covey
Knidle, Henry larceny 1881 Stole two grates from a thrashing machine which belonged to W.W. Naramare
Knight, Joseph murder 1881 Charged with poisoning Annie Turner or Trumen with a ½ ounce of lausey oil, a poison. He claimed she had a cold and he gave her the poison instead of medication.
Knouse, John fathering a bastard child 1901 Grace Sowl filed a complaint that John is the father of her child.
Komprood, Minick fathering a bastard child 1904 Rosa Lovelace is pregnant with a child that if born will be a bastard child. Minick is the father and he was ordered to pay a fine of 300 dollars to the mother and child.
Kren, John intent to murder 1869 Accused of trying to murder William Sullivan
Kyle, David W. betting 1853 An Aebice Caller was involved.
Lakey, Michael theft 1856 see Dennis Kelly
Lamar, Charles assault with intent to kill 1850 David Stonebreaker complained that Lamar attacked James McFerrin with a knife and tried to kill him.
Lamar, Charles gaming 1853 Bet on the game of faro
Lambert, John assault with intent to kill 1878 Accused of attacking Jacob Walts with the intent to kill him. The jury found him not guilty.
Laube, Charles selling liquor without a license 1894 Found guilty of selling intoxicating liquors to two other men. He was fined 100 dollars and the costs of the case which were 208.89 dollars. He was ordered to prison until the fine was paid.
Lauson, Daniel assault 1857 Lauson attacked Dewitte Perrigo, an officer of the law.
Lawrence, Ira selling liquor without a license 1855 Sold intoxicating liquors to several men without having a license
Lee, George gaming 1853 Bet 25 cents on a game of faro
Lee, Patrick assault 1891 Assaulted James Perland, his employer
Leonard, James perjury 1878 Gave false testimony in a previous criminal case
Leonard, James assault 1882 Attacked a red steer, he was ordered to pay a fine of 35.16 dollars and was sentenced to 6 months in jail.
Lewis, Charles theft 1861 They cut down trees on private property.
Lewis, Ezekiel theft 1861 see Charles Lewis
Lewis, Ivins theft 1861 see Charles Lewis
Lewis, Thomas, Jr. theft 1861 see Charles Lewis
Lewis, William theft 1861 see Charles Lewis
Logue, James appeal 1870 Found guilty of attacking Jeremiah Sullivan, Logue is appealing his case.
Logue, Patrick assault 1869 Patrick Logue made an attack on Patrick McLearville. Logue caused his dog to bite McLearville's left leg which ended up disabling him.
Logue, Patrick obstructing a highway 1889 Built a fence close to a highway
Looney, James damage of property 1877 Removed fencing along the highway, claiming that he had the right because it was taking up to much room
Lovelace, Andrew, Jr. abandonment 1906 Left his wife Bertha Mabel Lovelace unable to provide for herself
Lovelace, Joseph selling liquor without a license 1881 Sold liquor without first obtaining a license
Lucas, James warrant 1900 .
Luce, Russel obtaining property by false pretences 1859 Russel Luce came into town and told Samuel Sankey that himself and his brother and brother-in-law were planning on renting the property and growing wheat on it. Russel was not planning on doing any of this; he instead stole 15 tons of stacked hay.
Lucia, Frank larceny 1868 see Oliver Hughes
Lucia, Frank larceny 1868 Frank Lucia, Lewis Lucia and Oliver Hughes stole a cow.
Lucia, Lewis larceny 1869 Pleaded guilty to stealing a cow
Lucia, Louis larceny 1868 see Frank Lucia
Lugue, James disrupting the peace 1877 see Richard Fitzpatrick
Lunda, Martin theft 1901 Owes the state 300 dollars
Lurck, Henry larceny and receiving stolen goods 1869 Stole one mare worth 100 dollars; he also received goods and chattels from an unknown person.
Mack, Calvin killing livestock 1852 Found guilty of killing two colts
Mader, Sam assault 1897 Attacked Thomas Smith
Magoon, Richard theft 1886 Richard had 3 notes worth 3000 dollars total he took to Henry Magoon's bank to get signed. Henry made up a story that Richard had threatened him with a revolver to get his money. This was not true and Richard was found not guilty.
Makeon, Frank breaking a contract 1920 see William Doyle
Malman, Bernard arson 1854 .
Manville, John larceny 1892 Broke into the saloon of J.C Ula and Chris Ula and stole property
Mappes, George assault 1895 Along with Frank Robbins, and Louis Robbins, Mappes attacked James Giggons.
Marble, William fathering a bastard child 1901 Julia Holem is carrying a child which she believes is William Marble's.
March, Henry theft 1864 see Simon Harker
March, John killing livestock 1867 Shot and killed two hogs belonging to Thomas Welbours. March went to Welbours and threatened to shoot and kill his cattle. He carried out his threat and killed the two hogs.
March, Thomas appeal 1862 .
March, Thomas appeal 1863 Appealing the charge of obstructing a highway
March, William appeal 1862 .
March, William appeal 1863 see Thomas March
Marion, Frank larceny 1902 Broke into the house of Ed Messmer and stole his goods and chattels
Markham, Benjamin larceny 1864 Stole one mare worth 100 dollars from John Henry Adam's store. He was found guilty and sentenced to 2 years in prison.
Marriott, Fred seduction 1889 Under the promise of marriage, Marriott had sexual intercourse with Jennie Berglund. He then backed out of his promise.
Martin, Coleman gaming 1853 Found guilty of betting on a game of faro
Martin, Cook assault with intent to murder 1884 Attacked John Bolen with a revolver
Martin, James larceny 1866 Stole 3 bushels of grapes from James R. Rose
Martin, John assault and battery 1857 Attacked Mary Handing by kicking and hitting her
Martin, John larceny 1895 Pleaded guilty to breaking and entering into the saloon building of Christopher Wiseman
Mason, James embezzlement 1884 Mason was the Treasurer of the Town of Blanchard when accused of embezzling over 500 dollars for his own personal use. He was found not guilty.
Mattby, Nelson gaming 1855 Bet on a game of faro
Mattby, Nelson gaming 1854 Set up a gambling table in his house for the purpose of gambling
McCaffrey, Bernard larceny 1853 Stole hundreds of dollars worth of items from John Murphy
McCaffrey, John assault and battery 1853 Found guilty of assaulting Henry Wholey
McCaffrey, John larceny 1853 see Bernard McCaffrey
McCaffrey, Thomas larceny 1853 see Bernard McCaffrey
McCallister, John larceny 1853 Stole 40 dollars worth of property from Pholo White
McCann, James assault with intent to murder 1889 Found guilty of attacking Albert Wharton but acquitted of the charge of attempted murder
McCannery, Francis debt 1859 In debt to State of Wisconsin for 200 dollars
McCarty, Thomas assault and attempted rape 1850 Attacked Mary Linder and tried to rape her
McDermit, John assault and battery 1854 Found guilty of attacking Julius C. Links
McDermott, John threat 1885 Pleaded guilty to threatening Catherine Solbinger with death. He was ordered to pay a fine of 150 dollars and to keep the peace.
McDonald, Aim assault with intent to murder 1868 Attacked Peter Gallagher with sticks
McDonald, Jeremiah . assault 1855 Along with Patrick McDonald and Patrick Murray, attacked John Graf with pieces of wood
McDonald, John F. . 1899 see Rudy Bosch
McDonald, John fathering a bastard child 1888 Found guilty and ordered to pay a fine of 150 dollars and then another 100 dollars the next year and 100 dollars every year after that to the mother, Catherine Wilson
McDonald, Patrick assault 1855 see Jeremiah McDonald
McDonald, Patrick breaking a contract 1920 see William Doyle
McDonald, William assault and battery 1859 Along with James Darragh resisted a police officer
McDonough, James burglary 1894 Stole goods from a store
McDurmid, John fathering a bastard child 1854 Is the father of Christinia Patterson's unborn child
McFerrin or McFerran James M assault and battery 1860+ Still waiting trial for assaulting Michael Doyle
McFerrin or McFerran James assault with intent to kill 1850 Found guilty of assaulting Charles H. Lamar
McGee, James assault with intent to murder 1862 Thomas Webb, Henry Willey and Edward Nicholson were working in a shaft. They allowed James McGee, Thomas McKeen and James Mulligan to work the same shaft but only for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, Webb, Willey and Nicolson went down the shaft to kick the other men out when James Mulligan shot a pistol at Webb and hit him in the calf.
McGinley, John embezzlement 1899 McGinley was appointed as an agent to The German Insurance Company. He embezzled and converted the money he got for insurance purposes to be his own in the amount of 220 dollars.
McGinty, Bernard appeal 1863 Appealing a charge of theft
McGivern, John murder 1869 John was at James McShane's house and they were talking, James told John, “You could not kick my ass as you have done before.” With that John took an object and struck James on the back of the head. The men began to fight but the blow to James head was too much and it killed him.
McGuigan, Frank disturbing the peace 1897 Was ordered to pay a fine of 8 dollars
McGuire James assault with intent to kill 1854 Attacked John Rooney and stabbed him in the right shoulder with a knife, trying to kill him
McGuire, John gaming 1853 Ran a gaming operation in his home
McGuire, Patrick arson 1848 see John Bergan
McGuire, Patrick arson 1849 Set fire to the house of Barney Brady
McKeen , Thomas assault with intent to murder 1862 see James McGee
McKenny theft 1880 Stole one gold watch worth 50 dollars from William Hess
McKernan, P F selling liquor to a minor 1895 Sold liquor to Barney Lynch who at that time was a minor. Also charged with selling liquor without a license.
McKillup, Daniel shooting stock 1859 Accused of shooting and killing hogs
McKillup, John shooting stock 1859 Accused of shooting and killing hogs
McKnight or McNight, Miles assault with intent to kill 1853 Attacked Joannah McNight or McKnight with a shovel
McLain, Richard larceny 1878 Tore down a United States public notice
McLain, Harrison adultery 1847 Committed adultery with Saurina Call, “spinster.”
McMahon, James resisting an officer 1855 Was being arrested for assault when tried to get away and ended up assaulting the police officer
McMahon, James assault with intent to murder 1858 McMahon shot William McDonald in the shoulder with a pistol.
McNaughton, Eleck assault 1882 Attacked William Lind
McNaughton, Thomas theft 1901 Removed a part of a buggy that belonged to George Toffins for the purpose of preventing the buggy from moving
McNett, E.L. obstructing a highway 1891 The county was building a road through McNett's property without paying him. McNett continued to use his land and the builders became upset. After the trial the judge agreed to give McNett his land back and ordered that the road would have to continue in a new direction.
McNight, Miles assault with intent to kill 1850 Attacked Abraham Fergson
McNully, Joseph assault with intent to kill 1860 Attacked John Grafe with a gun
Meehan, John selling liquor without a license 1882 Sold liquor without first obtaining a license
Meighan, Ambrose assault with intent to do great bodily harm 1903 Accused of attacking Bartholomew Gille in his home with a metal stove lid. No information provided as to if he was found guilty or not guilty.
Meighan, Ambrose assaulting an officer 1900 Henry W. Daacon was an officer of the law and had arrested Ambrose Meehan. When Meighan was in custody Daacon was with another prisoner and Meighan tried to help the other prisoner escape.
Meoran, Nicholas assault with intent to kill 1855 Attacked George Moran and shot him in both legs
Merritt, Simeon neglect 1860 Complaint made by Robert Hurst or Hursh
Meylor, Joseph doing business under a different name 1900 see William Flanigan
Mill, Henry assault with intent to murder 1876 Attacked M.L. Gould with a knife and did cause some wounds
Miller, Choles . 1862 .
Miller, Ira perjury 1853 Married Catherine E. Wilkins and promised “to tell the truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth.” He then lied to Catherine and never made it to California where they were to meet.
Miller, Isaac murder 1871 Shot and killed Lewis Pickett with a musket
Miller, Jacob larceny 1870 Charged with stealing 10 pieces of gold worth 20 dollars and 9 dollars worth of silver from Peter Baker. Jacob Miller was sentenced to 1year and 6 months of hard labor in prison.
Miller, James gaming 1849 Dealt cards in a game of faro
Miller, John burglary and larceny 1874 Broke into a local store and stole several goods. He was sentenced to 2 years in prison.
Miller, John selling liquor 1878 Found guilty of selling liquor on a Sunday
Miller, John selling liquor on Sunday undated .
Monson, John fathering a bastard child 1888 Found guilty of being the father of Seire H. Bakken's child. The two are not married therefore the child will be a bastard when born.
Moore, Charles false advertising 1870 Claimed to have invented a water pump. Received money and did not provide any pump to his customers.
Moore, Thomas murder 1889 Beat, wounded and killed William Stuart
Moorman, Hiram attempted murder 1860 With a loaded pistol shot at James Cerragh
Morris Robert trespassing 1857 Entered James Lolley's private property and pulled down wood and took it
Morrison, James breaking and entering 1890 Broke into Howard Oates' store and stole 100 dollars worth of goods
Mulhair, David theft 1880 Stole one dark horse with a black mane worth 50 dollars
Mullen, Barney rape 1858 Attacked 10-year-old Alice McPhillips
Mulligan, James assault with intent to murder 1862 see James McGee
Murley, James assault 1893 Attacked William Heine with a 5 foot board
Murphy, David cutting timber 1856 Cut down three trees worth value of 10 dollars each
Murphy, John cutting timber 1856 see David Murphy
Murphy, John theft 1857 Broke into the house of James H. Earnest with the intent of stealing money
Murphy, Matthew violating election laws 1871 see Thomas Brannan
Murphy, Matthew assault with intent to kill 1855 Murphy stabbed William Hannan, Michael Conlon and Francis Laughtin with the intent to kill them.
Murphy, Matthew violating election laws 1871 see Thomas Brannan
Murphy, Michael cutting timber 1856 see David Murphy
Murphy, Richard assault and battery 1859 Attacked Edward Akins with force and arms
Murray, Patrick assault 1855 see Jeremiah McDonald
Neal, B.F. assault with intent to kill 1849 see William Evans
Nevels, Irvin larceny 1928 Admits to breaking and entering the dwelling house of Earl Raymond and stealing 6 one dollar bills. Irvin also goes by the name “Pat” Nevels.
Nichols, Richard assault with intent to murder 1870 .
Noldes, George murder 1881 John Sudles and the defendant got into a fight. Sudles hit Noldes in the head then Noldes grabbed for his gun and shot Sudles in the heart. Sudles was found guilty of murder.
O'Brien, Terence . 1860 .
Oldham, William assault with intent to kill 1849 see William Evans
Osborne, John assault with intent to murder 1857 Osborne attacked Alexander Murray outside of a saloon. Osborne knocked Alexander down and ripped off his testicles and tried to rip out his eyes. He then left Alexander for dead. Alexander managed to drag himself to a nearby house to get help.
Osborne, Robert custody 1853 Wants to take in Isaac Osborne because Isaac has no living family and he is under the age of 18
Palfrey, John rape 1900 Accused of raping a 17 year old girl by the name Gerty Savary
Palmer, Arni illegal voting 1863 Illegally voted during a general election for mayor
Panton, Matthew assault with intent to murder 1853 Accused of attacking and shooting John Richter(?)
Parker, Edward fathering a bastard child 1896 Under the promise of marriage Parker, a married man, had sexual intercourse with Maggie Gable and she is now pregnant with his child. Parker was sentenced to 18 months in prison.
Parker, Edward seduction under the promise of marriage 1894 Parker promised marriage to Margret Gable. Under that promise she had sexual intercourse with him. She is now carrying his child and he refuses to marry her.
Parkison, Albert bigamy 1857 On July 1 Parkison married Sarah Kirkpatrick and three days later married Mary Wood.
Patch, Charles embezzlement 1866 Under false pretenses he obtained farm land that did not belong to him.
Pauchard, J. C bigamy 1854 Found guilty of bigamy
Peasley, Robert gaming 1853 Bet on a game of faro
Penniston, George incest 1884 Had sexual intercourse with his sister, Jane Penniston
Penniston, William larceny 1884 Broke into the house of Tarlin Smith and stole some items
Penniston, William assault and larceny 1892 Jacob Stern or Sturn complained that William Penniston and Jap Ethridge approached him in masks and threatened to attack and take his money. Stern had a knife and was able to stop the men. After the men were stopped they claimed that it was all for fun and they were not going to hurt him.
Phillips, A R illegal voting 1894 Voted twice in a general election
Pierce, James breaking and entering 1871 Broke into the house of Lewis W. Heindel and stole several items. Sentenced to 15 months in prison.
Powers, George breaking and entering 1875 Broke into a warehouse and stole several items. He was sentenced to 2 years in prison.
Pressern, William, Jr. attempted murder 1853 Complaint made by John Alderson against Pressern for attempted murder
Preston, S J larceny 1888 Stole five dollars worth of material from Ed Leddy
Pridle, Luther larceny 1850 Stole a horse worth 100 dollars
Quinn, John obstructing a highway 1879 Accused of obstructing a highway, he claimed it was built illegally because it was built on his private property.
Rablin, Henry larceny 1855 Stole one mare worth 40 dollars from James C. Wright
Raove, John arson 1852 see Ralph Hillary
Raukin, H obscene language 1884 Used obscene and abusive language intending to provoke Mary O'Neal
Read, Frank larceny 1854 Stole gold and silver coins from Robert C. Hoard
Reardon, William murder 1889 see Thomas Moore
Reed, Alexander attempted murder 1856 Mark Richards complains that Reed shot a pistol at him with the intent to kill.
Reed, Isaac . . see Nathan Corning
Reed, Wesley . . see Nathan Corning
Reeves, Simon arson 1853 Set fire to a prairie belonging to Hugh Campbell
Reynant, Charles murder 1860 Reynant's wife Louiza was having an affair with Edward Fishes. Charles found out and shot Fishes with a pistol.
Reynant, Louiza murder 1860 see Charles Reynant
Richards, Mark attempted murder 1855 Shot a gun at Alexander Reed with the intent to kill
Richards, Pursilla illegal sale of liquor 1873 Illegally sold liquor
Richards, Richard G. trespassing with intent to steal 1896 Accused of trespassing on the property of James D. Wright, Chris H. Speth, and D.L. Rieckers with the intent to steal lead ore
Richards, Richard illegal sale of liquor 1873 Illegally sold liquor
Richards, Richard assault 1879 Richards was found guilty of attacking John Standin with a stick and hurting his wrist.
Richardson, George assault 1888 Attacked Cuthbert Turnbull with a club and caused great bodily harm
Richardson, Mark murder 1894 Killed his brother John by shooting him in the chest. He was convicted of 2nd degree manslaughter and sentenced to 4 years in prison.
Richardson, Thomas assault 1901 Lester Richardson complained that Thomas Richardson pointed a loaded gun at him.
Rickeba, John larceny 1854 see Frank Read
Robbins, Frank assault 1895 see George Mappes
Robbins, Louis assault 1895 see George Mappes
Roberts, Henry murder 1869 see Joseph Roberts
Roberts, Joseph murder 1869 Richard Yapp Jr. was shot in the right chest with a pistol by Jane Yapp. Joseph Roberts, Henry Roberts, Samuel Roberts and John Woolridge helped hide Jane Yapp while an investigation was in progress.
Roberts, Samuel murder 1869 see Joseph Roberts
Robinson, Isaac murder 1868 Indicted for murder
Rogers, David disturbing the peace 1847 Accused of digging up the body of a dead man and relocating him without permission
Rood, Chris assault with intent to rape 1888 Attacked Minnie Gilbertson in a barn while he was working for her father. He held her down with a hatchet in one hand and attempted to rape her but her sister found them and the two girls ran away.
Ross, Porter larceny 1861 Stole several items worth 500 dollars from Philip Suift
Ross, John gaming 1854 Bet on a game of faro
Ross, John fathering a bastard child 1883 Accused of fathering Annie Youngblood's child
Ross, John . 1853 .
Ross, John gaming 1853 Dealing cards in a game of faro
Rouse, A H. bigamy 1897 Married Lelah Rouse while he was still married to another woman
Rowe, Thomas . . see James Chofman
Rowe, Frank . . see James Chofman
Rundle, Daniel fathering a bastard child 1837 Mary Ann Hector claims that Rundle is the father of her unborn child.
Russel, Bunell gaming 1854 Had a roulette table set up in his home for the purpose of gambling
Ryan, Edward assault 1898 Accused of attacking Thomas Stuck with a knife and causing great bodily harm
Sambrook, Peter assault 1896 Found guilty of provoking an assault with Fritz Amende
Sanderferd, Felix theft 1867 Accused of stealing 10 bushels of hay, he was found not guilty.
Sanderson, George fathering a bastard child 1857 Caroline Peterson filed a complaint that Sanderson is the father of her unborn child.
Sardeson, Joseph theft 1902 see Ned Gould
Schultz, Fred fathering a bastard child 1901 Etta Schultz filed a complaint that Schultz is the father of her child and if the child is born alive it will be a bastard.
Scott, Benjamin fathering a bastard child 1854 Margret Albertson accused Scott of being the father of her unborn child.
Scott, Thomas disrupting the peace 1875 see Charles Hess
Sedgwick, George assault 1890 With a beer glass and a chain Sedgwick attacked Thomas Bainbridge with intent to do great bodily harm.
Shay, Michael trespassing 1853856 Trespassing on private property
Shay, Michael, Jr. trespassing 1853 & 56 Trespassing on private property
Shay, Patrick robbery 1851 Attacked Charles Pole with a gun and robbed him of several possessions
Shea, Daniel assault with intent to murder 1848 Patrick Kelly complained that Shea attacked and tried to kill him.
Shea, John sold intoxicating liquors 1886 Accused of selling intoxicating liquors without a license
Shields, John murder 1862 Accused of shooting Neil Wilkinson
Shields, Patrick arson 1854 Found guilty of setting fire to land belonging to James Cullen
Shields, William et al. riot 1870 William Shields, Henry McCabe, Patrick McLarville and Peter Boyle were found guilty of causing a riot. They were all charged 75 dollars.
Sieberman, August sold intoxicating liquors 1887 Accused of selling intoxicating liquors without a license
Simmons, Gilbert assault with intent to murder 1847 Attacked Issac Marsden with a knife and tried to kill him
Simmons, Henry obstructing a highway 1875 Built a fence and put other objects in the way of a highway
Simpson, Phileman assault 1858 Got into a bar fight
Smith, Alexander perjury 1848 Found guilty of perjury
Smith, David debt 1859 Owes money to the state of Wisconsin
Smith, James assault with intent to rape 1894 Attacked a 7 year old girl and attempted to rape her when her father walked into the barn and stopped Smith. Smith was found guilty and sentenced to 2 years in prison.
Smith, James assault 1887 see Benjamin Jacobs
Smith, John assault and battery 1864 Cassimer Duval claims that Smith attacked him.
Smith, Thomas theft 1902 see Ned Gould
Smith, Thomas larceny 1856 Broke and entered into several houses at night carrying a wood club. He stole several items from each house.
Smith, Thomas assault with intent to murder 1856 John Whitechurch complained that Smith threatened to kill him and then attacked him with a large pocket knife. Smith was found guilty of assault.
Snavely, John obtaining property by false pretenses 1875 Snavely was accused of pretending to be William Payne to obtain 80 acers of good land. He was found not guilty.
Snyder, John . . see Nathan Corning
Spence, James assault with intent to murder 1858 William Vesly complained that Spence attacked him and tried to kill him.
Stallman, William breaking and entering 1869 Broke into the stable of Samuel Kelly and stole several items
Standin, John disturbing the peace 1879 Richard S. Richards complained that while with his (Standin's) children Stadin shot a gun at him. Standin claimed that he was only teaching his child how to shot a gun, and thought it was not loaded. Standin was found not guilty.
Staton , Robert assault with intent to kill 1849 see William Evans
Stauch, Ernest arson 1886 Set fire to a prairie belonging to Albert Pool
Stauffacher, Marvin . 1936 Summonses
Stephens, John larceny 1874 Jefferson Crawford complains that Stephens broke into his estate and stole several items.
Stevens, Alexander assault with intent to murder 1859 Accused of attacking John Reed, Alexander and William Stevens kicked him and beat him almost to death.
Stevens, John assault with intent to murder 1859 Stephens attacked Alexander Nichols with a shovel and tried to kill him.
Stevens, William assault with intent to murder 1859 see Alexander Stevens
Strauss, Ferdinand adultery 1888 Committed adultery with Eva Barbamick. He was found guilty and sentenced to 1 year in prison.
Streeley, George assault 1882 Shot a revolver five times at Mary Glasson and hit a pig she was holding in her arms
Sueartnout, John killing livestock 1857 Shot and killed two mares
Sullivan, Daniel forgery 1906 Made a false check and forged a name on it
Sullivan, Dennis rape 1847 Accused of making an attempt on Sarah Cullen, Sullivan was found not guilty
Sullivan, John assault with intent to murder 1869 Accused of attacking Christopher Franklin and attempting to kill him
Sullivan, Michael perjury 1848 Falsely testified at a trial
Symmons, Henry forgery 1888 Caught forging his name on a promissory note and collected 500 dollars
Thompson, John fathering a bastard child 1887 Libbie Scott complained that she is carrying a baby and the father of the baby is John Thompson. She is worried the child will be born a bastard.
Thompson, William assault 1868 Threatened to kill Thomas Burges. Burges is worried that William will come after him if he is not locked up.
Thornson, Peter killing livestock 1902 Accused of killing three horses worth a total of 300 dollars
Threadgold, John F. embezzlement 1901 Accused of embezzling 372.86 dollars from J. I. Case Plow Works, a company he was working for
Torphy, Patrick assault 1883 Accused of beating M. W. Jarvis while performing the lawful discharge of his duty as Town of Gratiot constable. He was found not guilty.
Torphy, Patrick sold intoxicating liquors 1882 As an agent of the Phillip Best Brewing Company of Milwaukee, he was accused of selling intoxicating liquors without a license.
Trenary, Bryon killing livestock 1898 Accused of killing prairie chickens
Troy, Michael abandonment 1899 Michael Troy married Ellen Troy and they had a child together. Michael left Ellen at her parents home after the marriage and has never lived with her. He does not help support the marriage or child in any way.
Turck, William larceny 1877 Stole several items from Brown and Company
Turk, Henry larceny 1869 Accused of stealing a horse from Samuel Hall, he was found not guilty.
Twales, Samuel assault 1848 Samuel Wright complained that Samuel Twales threatened to attack and beat him.
Ureu, John assault 1869 Accused of threatening Charles Ureu by ripping his guts and heart out. Case dismissed.
Vandergriff, A J gaming 1853 Caught at a gaming machine betting money
Vanhook, David assault and battery 1879 William Fransdall complained that Vanhook attacked him and beat him up.
Vaughan, Mary arson 1860 Accused of burning grain
Vaughan, Peter arson 1860 Accused of burning grain
Vincent, Charles . . see Nathan Corning
Virley, Benjamin larceny 1859 Accused of stealing honey from the Widow Scott
Virley, Franklin larceny 1859 Accused of stealing honey from the Widow Scott
Virley, George larceny 1859 Accused of stealing honey from the Widow Scott
Walfrom, Henry assault 1867 Accused of threatening Casper Belkin with an axe
Wameris, John fathering a bastard child 1862 Anna Calvert complained that she is having a baby and the father is John Wameris.
Ward, James larceny 1863 Accused of stealing one horse worth 100 dollars from Patrick McGuigan
Ward, James larceny 1863 Accused of stealing horses from Francis McGurgen
Ware, John fathering a bastard child 1861 Lucinda P. Glines complained that she has had a baby and the father is John Ware. She would like him to help with the baby.
Watkins, William assault 1870 William Gray complained that Watkins did attack and beat him.
Webb, L. B. appeal 1890 Webb was found guilty of assault and battery. The appeal was successful: all the charges were dropped.
Webster, Henry assault 1859 Maria Stasbury complains that Henry attacked and beat her. Webster was found guilty and 10 days later filed for an appeal.
Welsh, Edward fathering a bastard child 1854 Lucinda Dell complains that Edward is the father of her unborn child.
Welty, Barney larceny 1879 E.L. Sloshowen complains that Welty did steal and carry away several items from his home.
Welty , Jacob theft 1870 see James Cullen
Whalen, Edward gaming 1859 Set up a roulette table in his home for the purpose of gambling
Whalen, William gaming 1859 see Edward Whalen
Whaley, P. H. sold intoxicating liquors 1884 Sold intoxicating liquors without a license
White, Benjamin larceny 1865 Accused of stealing three horses worth 300 dollars from Richard Good
White, Joseph assault with intent to murder 1874 Accused of attacking Andrew White and shooting him in the arm
White, Reuben larceny 1900 Accused of stealing 1738 dollars worth of items from William Lindsay
Whitehead, John larceny 1876 Allen Miller complained that John stole money from him.
Whitney, George breaking and entering 1892 O.E. Miuer or Minor complained that Whitney did break and enter into his store and stole several items.
Wilkins, Catharine bigamy 1852 Catharine married Ira M. Miller while still married to Alexander Wilkins who was living.
Wilkinson, David trespassing 1871 Trespassing on private property
Williams, John fraud 1872 Claiming to be a sales person Williams convinced Charles Moore to invest money in his new product. Williams ended up taking Moore's money and leaving town.
Williams, R. H. larceny 1874 Accused of stealing hay
Wilson, John larceny 1897 see John Green
Wilson, William obstructing a highway 1883 Accused of obstruction of a highway
Winder, John assault and battery 1863 Accused of beating his infant son
Wood, Thomas assault and beating 1860 .
Wood, Charles larceny 1875 Found guilty of stealing several horese from James Rose
Woolridge, John murder 1869 see Joseph Roberts
Wren, John assault with intent to murder 1868 After an appeal he was found not guilty of all charges.
Wright, Charles selling horses under false pretences 1886 Sold a horse to Joseph Riter by telling him he was in top condition with only one sore on the front foot. After buying the horse Riter found the horse was in very bad shape.
Wright, Owen assault with intent to murder 1849 Accused of attacking James H. Gertry
Wright, Owen cutting timber 1857 Accused of cutting down 20 trees belonging to James Rose
Wright, Samuel fathering a bastard child 1847 Charlotte Tombinson claims that Samuel Wright is the father of her child and she would like him to help support the child.
Wright, Samuel assault and battery 1848 Found guilty of assault and battery against Mary Twills
Yapp, Jane et.all murder 1869 Accused of killing John Yapp Jr.
Young, Thomas larceny 1902 see Frank Marion
Zurflelh, Alfred sold intoxicating liquors 1906 Accused of selling intoxicating liquors without a license
. murder 1884 The poisioning of Jane Penniston. The Justice of the Peace determined that it was highly probably “that violence was done.” An inquest was held and a jury was “unable to determine by what means...[she] came to her death...for want of evidence.”