It has been almost three years since this thread began.
I was looking for roots of Augusta Allender. I haven't found her mother Sarah Brandt according to her death certificate. But her father John M. Allender has left a trail. He was in the civil war (57th IN infantry) and in and out of Disabled Veterans' Homes and married twice after Augusta's mother. He died at the Veterans' Home in Dayton, OH in 1919 and is buried in the National Cemetery there. We went there last weekend and found the grave. See Findagrave.com where I posted pictures.
Augusta was living in Dayton, OH by the 1910 census and married Hugh Walsh by the 1920 census. They are also buried in Dayton. Before Dayton she can be found in Richmond, IN and if she was grandpa's mother that would be in Cincinnati in 1891
I have found on a family tree on Ancestry that John's parents were Robert and Hannah Grove Allender who brought her family to IN from PA.
On the 1880 census Hannah still has some children at home and two grandsons, William and Harry. I wonder if they could also be John and Sarah's children along with Edna Ruth and Augusta.
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