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 Chatsworth, Livingston, Illinois, 54-year-old Bohimia-born [sic] tailor Simon Sokol [sic] is living as a boarder in the household of Martin P Kerrins. He immigrated to the United States in 1881 and is a naturalized citizen. He has had no months out of work in the past year. Simon can read, write and speak English. His wife Mary Barta, and children are living in Chicago and not with him although the census information states that he is married.