1910 Crooked Creek Twp, Jasper Co, IL. The census listed Edward at age 26, married 4 years to Melissa, 24, who had birthed only 1 child, Esther, 1 yr 8 months. Edward was a general farmer.
1/27/1920 Hidalgo, same twp. That year at census time Ed, 35, and Melissa, 34, still had only 1 child. Esther was 11. Ed was still farming. Just down the street was Melissa's father.
4/17/1930 Urbana, Cunningham Twp, Champaign Co, IL. That census taker recorded him as John, 46, married for the first time at age 20, Melissa was 44 and married at 24. Their daughter was listed as Nester, 21, restaurant waitress. John had changed occupations to shoe repairer at a shoe shop. They were renting their house for $20 and also had a radio.