6/1/1860 Clark Twp, Atchison Co, MO. According to the census that year Samuel was 22, a farmer with property worth $800/440. Wife Margaret was 20 and they lived alone next door to brother John Van Gundy.
From ATCHISON COUNTY JOURNAL, December 20, 1879
"London chips - ...
Items from the South-east - As we move along toward Milton we learn that M. Gianini has about decided to leave this pleasant little burg, for a place behind a counter in Phelps. Mr G. is a trusty man and a very good salesman....Another heir (a boy) has made his appearance at the home of Samuel Van Gundy, the jolly miller...."
6/12/1880 S Clark Twp, Atchison Co, MO. That year Samuel was 42 and his wife was Sarah, at age 36. Children in the house were Clara, 18, Frank, 17, Elmer, 13, Maud, 8, Ira, 5, Leah, 2, and Ernest, 6 mo. Samuel's occupation was listed as farmer and miller.
1893 Decatur Co, KS
1900 Grant Twp, Decatur Co, KS. The census listed Samuel as a 62 year old farmer. He had been married 36 years to Sarah E, 55. Six of their children still survived. Living with them were Maud, 28, Leah, 22, Ernest, 20, and Bessie, 10. Next door was son Frank and Ira was down the road in the other direction.