Today I sourced the census data for the John M. Johnson family in the 1900-1920 census of Madison Co., IN. John & his family lived in Richland township. John married Martha Pierce, my maternal 2nd great grandaunt.
The 1900 census records that Martha was the mother of 6 children, only 5 who were living. I have yet to identify the 6th child. John was a farmer, and by the 1920 census, only their youngest son John was living with them, helping to run the farm. I have not yet tracked down all of the children in the census records.
John M. JOHNSON b. January 1864 Indiana, d. bet. 1920-1932 Madison Co., IN., m. August 4, 1889 Madison Co., IN to Martha PIERCE, daughter of Edmund G. and Catherine (GROENENDYKE) PIERCE. Martha b. November 16, 1868 Madison Co., IN., d. February 29, 1932 Madison Co., IN.
Known children of John M. and Martha (Pierce) Johnson are as follows :
a. Lawrence E. Johnson b. February 1891 Indiana, d. after 1910 census
b. Ruth E. Johnson b. September 1892 Indiana, m. ______ Montgomery
c. ________ Johnson b. bet. 1892-1896, d. before 1900 census
d. Cecil M. Johnson b. February 1896 Indiana, d. after 1910 census
e. Ollie M. Johnson b. December 1897 Indiana, d. after 1910 census
f. John C. Johnson b. October 1899 Indiana, d. after 1920 census