In the 1900 US Federal Census for Chatsworth, Livingston, Illinois, 43-year-old German-born tailor Simon and his 39-year-old Bohemia-born wife Mary [Barta] Sokol [sic] have been married 17 years and have had eight children, six are living. These six Illinois-born children are 14-year-old Pauline, 13-year-old Harry, 10-year-old Otto, 6-year-old James, 5-year-old William and 2-year-old Agnes. The family is living in a rented house. Pauline, Harry and Otto have attended school nine months of the past year. Simon, Mary, Pauline, Harry and Otto can read, write and speak English. Simon is a tailor. Simon immigrated to the United States in 1880, has been a resident for 20 years and is a naturalize citizen. Mary immigrated in 1864, so she has been a resident of the United States for 36 years. Simon's parents were born in Germany, Mary's in Bohemia, and the children's father was born in Germany and their mother in Bohemia. In the 1910 US Federal Census for Chicago, Cook, Illinois, 45-year-old Illinois-born [sic] Mary A [Barta] Skol was married once, and the marriage lasted for 25 years. However, her husband is not in this household [he is living as a border in Chatsworth, Livingston, Illinois], which only contains Mary's five [sic] Illinois-born children, 22-year-old Harry A, 20-year-old Otto M, 17-year-old James A, 15-year-old William J 12-year-old Agnes M, 9-year-old Gertrude L and 7-year-old Carl T. William, Agnes, Gertrude and Carl have attended school in the past year. Mary has no occupation but owns the home at 5929 (rear) Sangomon Street, in which they are living. Harry is a clerk in a railroad office, Otto is a shipping clerk in a retail dry goods store, and William is an office boy in a jewelery store. None of them has had a month or more out of work in the past year. Everyone can read, write and speak English. Mary's parents were born in Germany [sic]. The children's parents were born in Illinois.