1870 E Buffalo Twp, Union Co, PA. He had probably taken over his father's estate, being listed as head of the house in the census with property = $18, 250/2350 and his aged mother as housekeeper, along with 2 servants and a farm laborer. (See notes on his mother) Next door was Ellis Gundy and next to him was Christian.
1880 Same place. John had finally married. That year he was 42, wife, Sarah J, was 33, and they had 2 children, John W, 5 and E Grace, 2. His 82 year old mother was listed as his daughter and they also had a 15 year old servant, Ida Kieffer, and a hired hand, Samuel Donachy, 25.
6/20/1900 Still there. The census capture John C at 62, married 29 years to Sarah J, 53, who had birthed 5 children, all living. Four of the children were still at home: John M, 25, Eliza G, 22, William V, 19, and Edwin W, 14. Also living there was 19 year old Charles Dewire, servant/farm laborer. John was a farmer. Two doors down was brother Ellis.