7/14/1860 Ross Twp, Vermilion Co, IL. At age 20, he was living with the family of brother John. He had no occupation but did have property worth $400/200.
6/1880 Austin Twp, Cass Co, MO. Most of the Gundy family had moved west where the census taker found them. Jacob was 40 years old and a farmer. His young wife, Malinda was 28, their children were: Leanna, 8, Frederick, 6, Maude, 3 and Osia (daughter), 2 months. In Harrisonville Twp of the same county were brothers William and John.
6/21/1900 Same place. That year Jacob was listed at 60 years old, still farming, and married for 29 years to Lennie, 46, who had birthed 6 children, all surviving. Living with them were daughter, Maude, 22, and Osie, 20, and son Bert, 17.
Hallie Leaveill of Archie, MO was informant for Jacob Gundy's death certificate, verified his birth date and place and father but didn't know his mother's name. Jacob was a retired farmer and widowed.
Dr S L Bates gave the cause of death as myocarditis of 4 years duration complicated by chronic arteriosclerosis.