In the 1900 US Federal Census for Hendricks, Shelby, Indiana, 34-year-old Indiana-born farmer Oliver and his 41-year-old Indiana born wife Amanda [Hemphill] Anderson have been married 16-years. Amanda has born seven children, six are living. These six Indiana-born children are 12-year-old Belle, 10-year-old farm laborer William, 8-year-old Pearl, the twins, 5-year-old Bertha and 5-year-old Bert and 2-year-old Lethe. Oliver can read, write and speak English, Amanda can read and speak English, Belle and William can read, write and speak English and have attended school 5 months of the past year. Oliver is farming rented land. Everyone's parents were born in Indiana. In the 1910 US Federal Census for Marion, Shelby, Indiana, 45-year-old Indiana-born farmer laborer Oliver and his 51-year-old Indiana born wife Amanda [Hemphill] Anderson have been married 25-years. This is a first marriage for both. Amanda has born eight children, but only six are living. Four of these six Indiana-born children are living with them, 18-year-old farm laborer Earl, 15-year-old twins, cabinet finisher Bertie and housemaid Bertha, and 12-year-old housemaid Leatha [sic]. Everyone can speak English. Everyone except Amanda can read and write. The twins and Leatha have attended school in the past year. No one has had any months out of work. The family is living in a rented house. Oliver's parents were born in Indiana; Amanda's father was born in Indiana and her mother in Germany [sic]. The children's parents were born in Indiana.