Ed, recently found the marriage license of Noal/Noel Poffinbarger & Ethel Shawver who married Oct. 20, 1905 in Vigo Co., Indiana.They lived their married life near Martinsville, Clark Co., Illinois.This is the information given:
father:Edie Poffinbarger his birth place:Marshall, ILL his occupation:Miller his residence: Marshall, ILL
mother:Jermiahan Rodgers her birth place:Utica, Ohio her residence:deceased
Ethel Shawver, b. June 6, 1885 Martinsville, ILL residence:401 s. 20th St. (doesn't give town) occupation:general house work
father:John Shawver his birth place: Martinsville, ILL his occupation:farmer his residence:Martinsville, ILL
mother:Eliza Shawver her birth place:Casey, ILL her residence: Martinsville, ILL
Noel would have been born after the 1880 Census.In the 1900 Census - Martinsville - Noal/Noel J. & John C. Poffinbarger (who are brothers, I think)(they are 18 & 15) are working as laborers for two different Moore families.Alonzo E. Poffinbarger is listed in the 1880 Census - Martinsville, ILL.
I think that Alonzo E. Poffinbarger went by his middle name & it became Edie/Eddie.Found him (I think) in a listing for 1899 Wabash Township, Clark Co., ILL as Ed. A. Poffinbarger.Just a reversal of initials.
Hope to hear from someone about these people.Thanks!