Hello Do you have the census record of Clemens in Ill. I found John clemens in the l900 census in Putnam Co. Ill wife nellie and son Lewis. It lists John as 29 years old born l87l. Since the only family listed in rripley Ind in l870is Frederick and Louisa clemens I would think these were his parents. Theyhad 8 children listed with a l yr old as the youngest so John would fit in very well born in l87l. on Findagrav.com for Ripley co Ind. Frederick and Louise and some others are listed in St. Johns Cemetery in batesville. But there is also a listing forNapleon Lutheran cem. by another person but pictures are the same. This would bear looking into.not related Helen Ringer Kent Co Mich.former Hoosier.