In the 1900 US Federal Census for Laopi, Lodi, Mower, Minnesota, 36-year-old Minnesota-born Charles and his 32-year-old Minnesota-born wife Mary [Langley] Ball have been married 16 years and have had five children, all five are living. These children are 13-year-old South Dakota-born Clarance, 9-year-old Minnesota-born Pearl, 7-year-old South Dakota-born Huron, 4-year-old Minnesota-born Martha and one-year-old Minnesota-born Kate [Katherine]. Also in this household is a boarder, 46-year-old Minnesota-born farmer, Henry N Mitchel. This household is living in a rented house. Charles has no occupation listed all though he has been employed every month of the past year. Clarence and Pearl have attended school nine months of the past year. Charles, Mary, Clarence, Pearl and Henry can read, write and speak English. Charles' father was born in Pennsylvania and his mother in Massachusetts, Henry's parents in Pennsylvania, and everyone else' parents in Minnesota.