8/7/1850 Vienna Twp, Scott Co, IN. In the census William was a 27 year old farmer with $200 in real estate. Sarah was 23 and their toddlers were Nancy E, 5, William M, 3, and Christian N, 7 months. They lived in a row of Crum families with sister Mary and Daniel Crum next door.
7/24/1860 S Okaw Twp, PO Mattoon, Coles Co, IL. Having moved northwest to join family, the census taker found them there and recorded William, 38, farm laborer; Sarah E, 30; daughter Nancy E, 15, domestic; sons Wm M, 12, C H, 10, Joseph, 8, and A F, 5; and daughter Mary E, 1.
1870 Wyandotte Twp, Wyandotte Co, KS On the move again before the next census, William was