Located the 1940 census record of the Fred Axe household in Jay County, Indiana. Fred's wife, Amanda, was my paternal 1st cousin 3 times removed. Our common ancestors are John Metzner and Catharine Young. She is also my 2nd cousin 3 times removed through George Haley and wife Barbara. Amanda's parents were William F. Metzner and Mary Ann Haley.
At the time of the enumeration, Fred and his wife were living in Bearcreek Township. The census states that Fred owns his home and that it was valued at $1200. Fred was 58 years old and born in Indiana. Amanda (listed as Mandy), was also 58 years old and born in Indiana. In 1935, their residence was the same place.
The record shows that Fred had completed the 8th grade and that Amanda had also completed the 8th grade. Fred's occupation was listed as farmer on his own farm, and Amanda had no occupation listed.
My database shows that they were the parents of three children : Ruth, Mary and William - they were all out on their own by the time of the 1940 census.
If you have additional information or are connected to this family, I'd love to hear from you.