According to information I received from another researcher, and my research in the 1180 Census, Alfred and Leonard were the sons of C.N. Sprout, a farmer born in NY in 1816.In the 1880 Census, the family is farming near Nevada, Palo Alto Co., IA:
C.N. Sprout, 64 b. NY, father b. NY, mother b. NY Jane Sprout, 45, born IRE, father born IRE, mother born IRE Alfred Sprout, 26, born WI Matilda Sprout, 18, born WI Leonard Sprout, 14, born WI Walter Sprout, 8, born WI Eugene Sprout, 5, born WI
According to information from another researcher:
Alfred m. Married 17 May 1890 (probably in Palo Alto Co., IA) Alice Durant, b. 4 Nov 1865, dau of William Durant and Amanda Barkley Children:Jess, Raymond, Oscar, Harvey, Edith, Jennie Sprout Dull, Blanche Sprout Schneller, Lester.In the 1880 Census, Alice is working for the Maxwell family next door to the Sprouts as a house maid.
Leonard m. Jennie/Sarah Jane Durant b. 16 June 1868 d. May 1938, dau of William and Amanda Children:Elmer, LeRoy, Verna Sprout Morris, Ralph Sprout.