The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, February 28, 1901
          "Uncle" Peter Gross  was here today from Middletown and was relating how, last season,  Albert Ross  of his section, picked up an egg and throwing it against a stump when out jumped a chicken alive and hearty.  "Uncle" Peter refused to furnish an affidavit with the story.
Contributed by Phyllis MIller Fleming

The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday April 8, 1886
Page 1 column 6
          After thirty-four years of married life, Catherine Gross  of Liberty township, has filed a suit for divorce, $10 per week and $10,000 alimony, from her husband, Peter Gross, to whom she was married in 1852.  Mrs. Gross says that her husband is a miser, and loves nothing but his money, and for years has refused to make any adequate provision for the support and comfort of his wife or daughter, and though he owns a large store, he refuses to allow his wife or daughter to take from the store the things they need, and only buys a few absolute necessaries when they repeatedly begged and entreated to do so.  Mrs. Gross says that she is sixty-six years old and that her daughter has been an invalid for the past fifteen years, but in spite of these facts her husband has refused to hire anyone to help them take care of the house, which has thirteen rooms, and assist them in milking the cows, washing and ironing and do other work, the burden of which is now resting on them.  In addition to this work, Mrs. Gross stated that Mr. Gross compels his daughter to put all her spare time in assisting him in the store.  Mrs. Gross also alleges that her husband repeatedly falsely charges them even to the neighbors, with being unchaste, and frequently orders them to leave the house, that they are unprofitable and extravagant &c.
Contributed by Barb Huff

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