The family said John had 12 children with one dying in infancy.
Residences & events:
1900 N Okaw Twp, Coles Co, IL. At census time, besides a large family of 6 children, his father-in-law and another Abston relative lived with him as a boarder.
1918 Humboldt, N Okaw Twp, Coles Co, IL. The county farmer listing said he owned 100 acres in S10. The names of wife, Jane, and all children were also included as well as saying he had been a county resident since 1860.