6/21/1900 N Okaw Twp, Coles Co, IL. The census listed John at age 46 with wife Clara, 42, and a large family: Arthur, 17, Charles, 16, Roscoe, 14, Pearl, 12, Laurenc, 9, and Leslie, 6. John married at age 22, Clara at 23. She had birthed 6 children, all living. John was a farmer.
5/4/1910 Same place. That year he was recorded in the census at age 51, married 29 years to Clara, also 51. Only the last two children were still at home, Laurence, 19, at college, and Lesley, 16. John was a general farmer. Son Charles was 2 doors down with John's parents between them.
1918 Humboldt, N Okaw Twp, Coles Co, IL was where his family lived on a 200 acre farm located at S15 according to the county farmer listing. Names of his wife and children were included.
The 1900 census taker recorded his birth date as 1/1854, another census that same year says 5/1858.