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Elizabeth MILLER

Female 1849 - Aft 1900  (~ 51 years)

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  • Name Elizabeth MILLER 
    Born Feb 1849  IN or OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died Aft 12 Jun 1900 

    • (1) The compiler believes that Elizabeth's maiden name was probably MILLER, based upon a news story described in Note 2 below. That story describes bastardy proceedings in which Elizabeth's husband, Aaron HAGG, and step-son, Elmer HAGG, were both accused of being the father of a child of Mary NORRIS. (Mary NORRIS was a daughter of Elizabeth by a prior marriage to a man named NORRIS.) One of the witnesses in the bastardy proceedings was Miss Jennie MILLER, an aunt of Mary NORRIS. If this story is correct, it appears that Miss Jennie MILLER was a sister of Elizabeth, and, therefore, Elizabeth's maiden name was probably MILLER.

      (2) Fort Wayne Daily Gazette (Fort Wayne, Indiana) [database online], Provo, UT: The Generations Network, Inc., 2002:

      Fort Wayne Daily Gazette, July 27, 1882, p. 6:


      The Sequel of That Incest Case-Father and Son Accused of the Ruin of a Daughter and Sister-More Horrors.

      The Law Apparently Unable to Decide.

      The sensation of the week in our flourishing suburb of Pierceton has been the bastardy suit of Mary Norris vs. Elmer Hagg, which has been on trial in Justice Kator's court for the last few days, and which has been of a somewhat novel and interesting character. In order to understand it let me give your readers a brief resume of the facts. Some years ago, not more than eight or ten, perhaps, Aaron Hagg, a widower, married Mrs. Norris, a widow, who had by a former husband a daughter named Mary Norris, the prosecuting witness in this case. This daughter, as the years rolled on, developed into a comely young lady of sweet sixteen, and as she approached maidenhood began to attract more and more the admiration and to secure the attention of her step-father, until rumor began to whisper around in society circles that she was in a "family way," and her step-father, Aaron Hagg's, name was mentioned most prominently as being the author of her ruin. About the first of this month a child was born, and Miss Jennie Miller, an aunt of the unfortunate young girl, stepped in and charged the step-father, Aaron Hagg, with being the "daddy of it," and flied an affidavit for his arrest on the charge of incest. He was arrested, had a preliminary hearing, and was bound over to court, and in default of bail was sent to the Warsaw jail, where he now lies awaiting the action of the circuit court.

      For some reason Miss Jennie Miller, the aunt, turned "her colors" a few days after, sided in with the elder Hogg and desired to withdraw the affidavit, and the prosecuting attorney came to Pierceton, had a new affidavit made out and secured the name of Elmer Hogg [sic], the son of the defendant, Aaron Hogg [sic]. This stirred up a muss in the family, and twenty-four hours had not passed over the young Hagg's head till he found the father, the step-mother and the step-sister arrayed against him, and himself in the hands of the constable on a charge of bastardy, preferred against him by the girl, Mary Norris. He had his hearing yesterday and the day before before Daniel Kator, justice. Woodson Marshall, of Warsaw, appeared for the prosecution, and Lew W. Royce and John F. Logan for the defense. The girl swore strongly against young Hagg, but after a most elaborate examination of a score of witnesses and an able argument on the part of the counsel concerned, the justice rendered a decision in favor of the innocence of the defendant, and a cheer went up from the crowded court room that showed that the squire's verdict was in accord with the sentiment of attentive spectators and the prisoner went forth a free man with the stigma of "daddy" removed from his brow.

      This leaves the incest ease against the older Hagg still pending, and although public sentiment is strongly against him, it is believed the bottom of the case has "dropped out" by reason of the strong influences that have been brought to bear on the girl, and when the case comes up for hearing there will probably not be enough testimony to convict him.

      Later, however, a motion was made for an appeal of the above mentioned case, and the same will be sent to the circuit court of Kosciusko county, to be there tried over again at the September term.
    Person ID I16381  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 29 Dec 2018 

    Family 1 Silas PERRY,   b. Jan 1832, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Apr 1912, Kosciusko County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years) 
    Married 13 Jul 1905  Kosciusko County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Last Modified 29 Dec 2018 19:11:43 
    Family ID F7329  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Aaron HAGG,   b. Jun 1834, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Dec 1900, Kosciusko County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years) 
    Married Bef 1 Jun 1880 
    Last Modified 29 Dec 2018 19:11:43 
    Family ID F7330  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 --- NORRIS 
    Married Bef 1867 
    Last Modified 29 Dec 2018 19:11:43 
    Family ID F7331  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    1. Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Details: Citation Text: (1) Kosciusko CountyMarriages 1900 - 1921 : Spouse 1: PERRY, Silas Spouse 2: HAGG, Elizabeth Marriage Date: 13 Jul 1905 Mar. Book: N:64.