The only one that I really heard about, was the 1900 census that stated that Clara was a widow. I don't know if she was mad at Henry for leaving to help his sister on her farm, or if Henry really deserted them. I know that my grandfather on my fathers side, deserted my grandmother when she was going to to have their second child, my uncle. My dad used to tell me about a half sister and brother, but he never got to know for sure or ever seen them. He never saw his father alive again either. As it turned out, my father was right. He did haver a half sister and a half brother, but I found them after my fathers death. I wish that I could have found them sooner. The thing was, as it turned out, the other woman had also deserted her husaband for my grandfather. She was had also been excepting a baby by my grandfather. As it turned out both childen were boys, born in the same year. My father died in 1985, and he was the best dad anyone could have asked for. So, I was disappointed when I couldn't find his half siblings in time. The sister didn't die until 1990 and the half brother died in 2002. I am beginning to wonder if this is not what may have happened in my husbands family, and that is why my father-in-law never talked about his family much. He my father-in-law was a great father and grandfather. He may have wanted to break the mold. So, I may never know the full story of my husbands family on his dads side. I just remembered something that I came acrossed, when I was doing my own family history. I did come across the name George that was born in Henry Co., Il, like his dad, and for a while he seemed a bit upset and told me that he never had a Uncle George, but later my mother-in-law and sister-in-law said that he did have an Uncle George. But, my father-in-law was such a great man to me and my children, that I just left it at that, and never really tried to go any further. I know the names of my father-in-laws 9 sisters, but he only seemed closed to two of them, and I had only seen two in the whole time he was alive. My father-in-law died in 1995. He qwas such a great man that my children and I were his care givers and that of his second wife, until their deaths.I never questioned him again about his family. Now I wished that I had.