6/1900 Liberty Twp, Effingham Co, IL. John Gundy, 18, lived with the family of farmer W D Bartecht with the relationship of hired hand but his occupation was "at school."
4/26/1910 Blue Creek Twp, Garden Co, NE. Was it this John E Van Gundy, 28, who was a general farmer there at census time? He lived alone. The census says he and both parents were born in IL. He must have remained behind when the rest of the family moved to CO.
8/1917 Beecher City, Effingham Co, IL. John's address there was verified when listed among the survivors of brother Ernest. He must have moved back "home" near his place of birth and the many Reynolds relatives there.
9/12/1918 Beecher City, Effingham Co, IL was his address when he registered for the draft at age 36. He was a self employed farmer, gave wife Ollie as his nearest relative. The registrar recorded him as tall and slender with gray eyes and brown hair and a withered arm.
1/5/1920 Liberty Twp, Effingham Co, IL. The census listed only John E, 37, and wife Lena O, 24, in the household both born in IL as were all parents. John was a general farmer.
4/17/1930 Same place. That year he was 48, married for the first time at age 36. Wife Ollie was 32, married at 22. They owned their home, John's occupation was stock and poultry farmer. There were still no children.