In 1870 he was 28 years old, still single, but lived with brother William next door to their father.
Residences & events:
6/15/1880 PO Shelbyville, Holland Twp, Shelby Co, IL. The census listed John at 29 years of age, wife Laura J, at 30. Their children were: Mary B, 9, William J, 7, Lizzie F, 5, Emma G, 3, and Clara M, 1. John was a farmer, three doors down the road from his father.