I have been accumulating Johndrow data for the past few years and have finally gotten around to posting it. This information is strictly Death Certificate/Newspaper Article/Census based so it is open to scrutiny:
FIRST:WHERE THEY CAME FROM
Joseph Gendron b.1784 in Kaskaskia IL (son of Jean Baptiste Gendron and Marie Janot) wife Celeste (last name unknown) 1. Neville 35 2. Eli 30 3. Rosette 25 4. Joseph 27 5. Elizabeth (Heiser) 21
uncertain of a fifth child Antoine b. 1824 1850 Kaskaskia Census for Antoine Gendron (Jeandron according to Census) Antoine 26 Olive 25 Octavia 3 Felix 1
Both Joseph and Jean Norville at one time were married to Mary Louise Elisabeth Heiser.
Elias Gendron married Olive Bienvenu (don't have a record but 1860 census shows Eli with Olive and information from a death certificate for their son William Oscar "Wilbur, Wilbert and Webb" Johndrow).
1860 Census for Eli Johndrow (census says Jondereau) Chester IL Eli 39 Olive 34 Eli 8 Josephine 11 Joseph 4 Ferdinand 5 Abraham 4 William H 4/12
Also 1860 Kaskaskia Census for Jean Norville (census says John Jeandelan!) John 45 Elizabeth 27 Mary 9 Joseph 8 John 3 (died in 1862 according to Lyla Bova) Rosetta 27
Though dates in census are not to be considered etched in stone, the following assumptions were made (also using notes taken in a conversation with Lyla Bova including the knowledge that the two children Mary and Joseph, with John and Elizabeth in the 1860 census,are Joseph Gendron/Johndrows kids who was married to Marie Louise Elisabeth Heiser before she left him for Jean Norville):
WHERE THEY ENDED UP:
1876 Portage De Sioux, St. Charles, MO Joseph Johndrow +45 Mary +45 Joseph 18-21 Ely 10-18 Abraham 10-18 Henry 10-18 Wilbert -10 Nellie 10-18
1880 Portage De Sioux, St. Charles, MO Eli Johndrow 66 Mary 59 Eli 29 Abraham 21 Henry 19 Wilbert 17 Mary 15
1880 St. Charles, MO Louisa Johndrow 28[(Johnrois according to census) Marie Louise Aubuchon wife of Joseph Johdnrow] Rosetta 7 Gregware 5 Josephine 4 Mary 2
1880 Calhoun IL Joseph Johndrow 24(Tandrow) Rebekka 18 William Swift (bro in law to Joseph)
PUTTING IT TOGETHER
Joseph Gendron b. 1784 (son of Jean Baptiste Gendron b. 1734 and Marie Janot b. 1748) 1.) Jean Neville Gendron b. 1817 married Marie Louise Elizabeth Heiser (after Joseph left) A.John b.abt 1851/1855 - d. April 1856 B.John b.1856 - d.Sept 1862 C.William Edgar b.Aug 15, 1860 - d. 1876 2.) Elias Gendron b. 1820 married Olive Bienvenu A.Joseph Johndrow b.Aug 22,1856 d. Feb 28, 1928 married Francis Rebecca Swift (july 16, 1879?) 1.Clara Minerva b.7/23/1880 md Christopher Hendricks April 14, 1902 d.3/23/1968 2.Irene 10/16/1882 md George S. Bryant then Nicholas Patrick d.11/4/1972 3.Clyde b. 1883 md Dora Rose d. 11/16/1916 4.Florence b.3/9/1888 md Frank Lappe d. 8/19/1973 5.Joseph C b.10/9/1890 md Myrtle ??? 6.William b.12/23/1892 md Caroline R. Powell d.11/11/1974 7.Alice b.12/21/1895 md Roy Hoene d.12/5/1991 8.Roy E b.11/10/1898 9.Gladys Marie b.12/24/1901 md Felix John William Genthon d.6/15/1972 B.Felix Eli "Tack" Johndrow b. 11/1/1859? md Sarah Bruce Campbell 1.James Ferdinand b. 8/16/1888 md Sadie E. Highsmith d.11/30/1961 2.Joseph Henry b.3/10/1890 md Marie Kahl d.4/24/1962 3.Leroy Rex "Chief" b.7/5/1892 md Alta Beeson d.2/6/1971 4.Mary Dora 6/28/1894 md. Orville West 5.Eleanor Olivia b.4/8/1896 d.9/18/1897 6.Margaret Cecilia b.11/14/1902 md John "Jack" Hagerman C.Abraham 1856 D.Henry Francis b.Oct 1860 md Sophie Milford 1/8/1882 1.James Frederick 1884 E.William Oscar "Wilbur or Webb" b.8/20/1865? d.10/2/1918 md Mary Jane ??? 1.Lafayette b.7/16/1904 md Velma Fay Green d.12/27/1977 2.Elijah b. 8/2/1907 md. Verna Mae Kyle d.12/27/1983 then md Mayme Elizabeth Duty 1.Charlotte Ellen b.4/25/1909 md.Harry L. Kortkamp d.3/1/1971 2.Wilbur b.1/9/1912 d.3/26/1921 3.Dorothy b.1815 md. ??? Galligos 4.Ralph Henry Johndrow b. 1918 d. 8/6/1948 F.Mary Louisa b.1/8/1863 md Robert Lofts d.9/4/1942 1.Henry Lofts b.1882 2.Mary Aurelia Lofts b.9/1/1883 3.Frank Lofts b.7/1/1886 d.6/7/1947 4.Ollie Lofts b.1/1/1889 d.6/27/1954 5.Allie Lofts b.1/6/1889 d.7/29/1942 6.Ethel Lofts b.4/22/1892 7.Eunice Lofts b.1905 d.8/14/1978 8.Robert Lofts b.9/13/1909 9.Lester Lofts 10.Leo Lofts 3.) Joseph Gendron b. 1825 A. Mary Gendron b. 1851 B. Joseph Gendron/Johndrow b. 1852 md Marie Louise Aubuchon d. around 1880 1.Josephine Julia b.1/21/1877 md William Allen Henry d. 11/1/1963 2.Mary Minnie Olive b.10/9/1876 md ??? Scroggins 3.Gregory Bud b.4/19/1875 md Lily Dwiggins 4.Rosetta b. 1873 md Charles Ruebeling 4.)Rosette b.1825