The E.G. PIERCE household appears in the 1870 census of Lafayette Twp., Madison Co., IN. Edmund G. PIERCE was my maternal 3rd-great grandfather, the son of Francis S. and Rebecca (PAGE) PIERCE.
In the 1870 census, E.G. is listed as a 33 year-old farmer, born in Indiana, with real estate valued at $3200 and a personal estate valued at $750. His wife, Catherine, was aged 27, born in Indiana, and cannot read. Children listed were a son, W.F., aged 4; son E.A., aged 3; and daughter, Martha, aged 1 year.
Edmund G. PIERCE b. April 30, 1837 Wayne Co., IN, d. January 8, 1875 Madison Co., IN., m(1) October 17, 1858 Preble Co., OH to Lydia DUELL, daughter of Joshua and Abigail (BORTON) DUELL; m(2) May 5, 1864 Madison Co., IN to Catherine GROENENDYKE, daughter of Elias and Nancy (JENKINS) GROENENDYKE. Lydia b. March 26, 1838 Pilesgrove, NJ., d. September 14, 1860; Catherine b. February 4, 1843 Madison Co., IN., d. December 10, 1913 Madison Co., IN.
Children of Edmund G. and Catherine (GROENENDYKE) PIERCE are as follows :
i. William Francis PIERCE b. July 10, 1865 Madison Co., IN., d. September 21, 1950 Madison Co., IN., m(1) Clara PENNISTEN; m(2) Vida MADDOX.
ii. Elias A. PIERCE b. February 14, 1867 Madison Co., IN., d. March 1963 Madison Co., IN., m(1) Flora CURTIS; m(2) Katie ________
iii. Martha PIERCE b. November 16, 1868 Madison Co., IN., d. February 29, 1932 Madison Co., IN., m. John JOHNSON
iv. Lyman PIERCE b. March 1871 Madison Co., IN., d. December 4, 1938 Madison Co., IN., m. Lavina SUNDERLAND.
v. Margaret PIERCE b. April 1873 Madison Co., IN., d. June 11, 1923 Madison Co., IN., m. John W. JONES