I believe in one of these messages you referred to Lillie Mae Adolph as Lillie Mae Sherwood.If I am right that I saw this in a message from you, could you let me know where you got "Sherwood"?Was it a family tradition..or an old picture...And do you know when she died or where she was buried?
It appears that your grandparents were married in 1883--just before their sons were born--and yet your grandfather George Adolph died before the 1900 census.
This got me to look up some more information and I believe that I found some that will help you.I used the web site of the Church of Latter Day Saints, which has a search function.
I looked up Lillie Connor on the 1880 Federal Census and found the following family. Because she named a son Ellwood Connor Adolph and because the family is in Burlington Co., NJ (as Lillie was after marriage in 1900), I think the following must be more of your ancestors, although the name seems to be spelled "Conner" and not Connor (that could be a handwriting problem in the census).Note that her father is named Ellwood Conner and she thus named a son for him:
1880 Census on LDS web page, Burlington, Burlington Co., NJ: Ellwood CONNER Self M Male W 63 NJ Carpenter NJ NJ Mary K. CONNER Wife M Female W 60 NJ Keeping House NJ NJ Hannie CONNER Dau S Female W 22 NJ At Home NJ NJ Lillie CONNER Dau S Female W 19 NJ At Home NJ NJ Emma SMITH Other S Female W 18 NJ NJ NJ Emma CONNER Other Female W 23 NJ NJ NJ
Then, thanks to the tip from your information, I was able to find the record of marriage between William I. Sherwood and Lillie M. Adolph in Manhattan, NY, on September 27, 1906--and her parents are listed as Ellwood Conner and "M. Smith" (in the census, above, she is Mary K. so this makes her Mary K. Smith).
So this information confirms my working hypothesis about both of our families.