In the 1900 US Federal Census for Clark, Johnson, Indiana, 51-year-old Indiana-born Joseph and his 48-year-old [sic] Indiana-born wife Mary H [Hannah Hemphill] Strout [sic Stroup] have been married 24-years and have had ten children, three are living. One of those three is 6-year-old Indiana-born John F who is living with them. Also in this houseold is a 27-year-old Indiana-born hired man, Landy [?} Fisher. Joseph is farming rented land. John has attended school in the past year. Joseph and Hannah can read, write and speak English. Landy can speak English but cannot read nor write. Joseph's father was born in German and his mother in Virginia. Hannah's father was born in Indiana and her mother in Pennsylvania. Everyone else's parents were born in Indiana.