I have a LEONARD GRANT ELLIFRITZ, b. 1869, in Allen Twnsp, Polk Cty, Iowa, near Altoona, Iowa.He is the older brother of my husband's grandmother, Maude J. Ellifitz, b. 1882. I can find him in all the Federal Census reports and two Iowa State reports, most often as Grant, but sometimes Leonard. It looks like he got married about 1891 or thereabouts to a Mary L., but I have no proof of her last name. In one of the census reports it is written her mother and father were born in Tennessee, but in another, they were born in Kentucky.I only just stumbled on to this today while researching something else about the Ellifritz's.Of course, I came across many different spellings for that name. If you are still interested I can share what I have found, some of it very puzzling!!