2 Replies Latest reply on Aug 1, 2020 2:30 AM by Joseph Armstrong

    Seeking divorce records of Carl Bidlack & Mabel Wagner

    Tom Bidlack Newbie

      I am seeking a divorce record of my father, Carl Edwin Bidlack (1907-1980) from his first wife, Mabel Wagner.  I have the original church marriage certificate from the church stating they were married 31 Dec 1929 at St. Francis Xavier Church, LaGrange, Illinois.  He married my mother, Mildred Y. Felger (1913-1979) in July, 1939 at Van Wert, Ohio.  Their marriage license states he was divorced once; it was my mother's first marriage.  I assume his divorce was granted during the 1930s by either Illinois or Ohio.  I cannot find any record of the decree on any of my genealogy search sites.  Hope someone can help.

        • Re: Seeking divorce records of Carl Bidlack & Mabel Wagner
          Joseph Armstrong Wayfarer

          Hi Tom,

           

          Thank you for posting to the History Hub.

          It would appear that you have the following two records as you state that your father was divorced in the 1930's

           

          Carl E Bidlack

          Illinois, Cook County Marriages, 1871-1920

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          Name:

          Carl E Bidlack

          Event Type:

          Marriage

          Event Date:

          31 Dec 1929

          Event Place:

          Cook, Illinois, United States

          Gender:

          Male

          Age:

          22

          Birth Year (Estimated):

          1907

          Spouse's Name:

          Mabel L Wagner

          Spouse's Gender:

          Female

          Spouse's Age:

          23

          Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated):

          1906

           

          1940 US Census

          Name:

          Mabel Bidlack

          Age:

          33

          Estimated birth year:

          abt 1907

          Gender:

          Female

          Race:

          White

          Birthplace:

          Illinois

          Marital status:

          Divorced

           

          Divorce Records

           

          In the early 1800's, the legislature, the circuit courts, and city courts granted divorces. Illinois divorce records may indicate the date and place the marriage was dissolved. Circuit or city courts have handled most divorce proceedings. The Superior Court of Cook County in Chicago also has jurisdiction over divorces.

          The actual records before 1962 are available in the county where the divorce occurred.

           

          You may wish to contact the following person for assistance:

           

          Cook County
          Dorothy A. Brown
          50 W. Washington
          Suite 1001
          Chicago, Illinois 60602-1305
          Phone: 312/603-5030
          Fax: 312/603-4557

           

          Good luck on your search.

           

          Joe

          • Re: Seeking divorce records of Carl Bidlack & Mabel Wagner
            Alice Lane Scout

            Hi Tom,

            Welcome to History Hub. 

             

            In the 1940 Census it  shows that Mabel Bidlack was living at 8006 Maryland Ave..In the city of Chicago, Illinois in Cook County...with her brother Ralph Wagner...click on link below. it is on familysearch.org...if you are not familiar with family search it is a free site..but you need to join to search,

            https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KWY8-1JM

            Sine Mabel Bidlack lived in Chicago in 1940...you might want to start the search in Cook County..there are fees tor the service.

            The following website is for Cook County Illinois.

            You can Request a Search for an Archived Case by ...fees listed on the following page.

            http://www.cookcountyclerkofcourt.org/NewWebsite/Departments/Archives-Department/Request-a-Search-for-a-Case.aspx

             

            Alice Lane

            Volunteer Researcher