The Elias PIERCE household appears in the 1900-1930 census of Madison Co., IN in Lafayette & Monroe Twps. Elias was my maternal 2nd-great granduncle, the son of Edmund G. and Catherine (GROENENDYKE) PIERCE.
In the 1900 census of Richland Twp., Elias is a 32 year old farmer, born in Indiana who can read and write. He had been married for 4 years. His wife, Flora, aged 28, was also born in Indiana and had no children. They owned their home free of mortgage.
In the 1910 census of Monroe Twp., Elias was a 43 year old stock buyer, born in Indiana with both parents born in Indiana. Wife Flora was listed as 38 years old, and there were no children in the family.
In the 1920 census of Monroe Twp., Elias aged 52 years old with no occupation. Wife Flora was listed as aged 47 years old.
In the 1930 census of Monroe Twp., Elias was a 63 year old farmer, with real estate valued at $8000. His second wife, Kate, was aged 37 years old, born in Indiana, with her father born in Pennsylvania and mother born in Germany.
Elias A. PIERCE b. February 14, 1867 Madison Co., IN., d. March 1963 Madison Co., IN., m. December 25, 1895 Madison Co., IN to Flora J. CURTIS; m(2) bet. 1920-1930 Kate ________. Flora b. November 1871 Indiana, d. bet. 1920-1930; Kate b. ca. 1893 Indiana, d. after 1930 census. There were no known children from either marriage.