Looking for Data on Michael and Catherine Bale/Bales. This family is listed in the 1880 JasperCo. Iowa Census Index. Michael is 69. Catherine is 51.A son James, 18, was living with them. He was born in Iowa. Living in the same area looks to be another son John 27 years of age and his wife Mary 25.John was born in Iowa and Maryborn in LA.