This doesn't exactly answer your question, but does provide some insight into his life.
IA BIRTH RECORDS Name: Esther Marie Schwarck Gender: Female Christening Place: Monona, Iowa Birth Date: 02 Feb 1918 Birthplace: Dunlap, Monona, Iowa Father's Name: Peter Harold Schwarck Mother's Name: Mary Nelson Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C75196-7 , System Origin: Iowa-VR , GS Film number: 1443704 , ========================= 1940 Minden, Lincoln Twp, Kearney Co NE NIELSON, Peder 88 Denmark SCHWARCK, Mary 53 NE;divorced; dau res 1935 Lincoln, Lancaster Co NIELSON, Rose 44 NE; dau SCHWARCK, Rose Joan 13 NE; gdau ================= 1940 Lancaster Co NE State Penitentiary and Hospital SCHWARCK, Harold P 46 Denmark; divorced; same residence 1935. It also states he filed naturalization papers, but there's a good chance no citizenship.I guess they finally released him... middle name wrong, but right b/date http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=54463974&ref=acomhttp://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=54463974&ref=acom =========================== Mary filed for divorce abt 7-3-1937 decree 10-1937, extreme cruelty, and non support; given custody of the 5 children. m 7-18-1915 Lincoln.
Perhaps the prison keeps records I did find this... Lincoln Star, Thurs 3-1-1934 Prisoner Escapes from Washington Co Jail Blair NE Harold SCHWARCK abt 40 held in jail here on a statutory charge escaped Wed.It is believed he left during noon hr.He was a trustee and the only man in the jail.Arrested Omaha 2 wks ago, brought here and bound over to Dist Court.They think he opened cell door with the deputy's keys which were on a table abt 4ft away, possibley with some type of wire. You'll have to ask an attorney abt the "statutory charge"
All of this doesn't sound too serious, but evidently he was sent to prison for at least 5yrs, maybe more