Samuel E. Alden was born about 1839 in Medina County, Ohio to Darius and Almira Alden. He was 31 on the 1870 census of Brown County, MN. He was 21 in the 1857 census of Blue Earth, MN. His sister's hospital records show he was in Yoncall, Oregon(but this might actually be his brother- Florence). He did serve in the civil war with two of his brothers and brother-in-law. I did find a Sam'l Alden age 42 single, born in Ohio on the 1880 census in Ogle County, Ill, that could be this Samuel. Ogle census of 1900 shows a Samuel E. Alden age 69 single. 1920 census still has Samuel there at age 74. It appears that Samuel never married. Where and when did he die?