When Gottlieb Jack Groshans was born on 10 Mar 1878, in Sundhouse, Bas-Rhin, France, his father, Gottlieb, was 30 and his mother, Salome “Sallie” Lauffer, was 27.
In the 1920 U.S. census Gottlieb Jack (“G. Jack”) Groshans was 41 years old. In this census, he provided the date of his immigration from France to the U.S.A. as 1880 (he was only a toddler.) “Alsace is located on France’s eastern border and on the west bank of the upper Rhine adjacent to Germany and Switzerland.” At the time of this 1920 census, he listed his occupation as a farmer. He states that his wife Maude was born in Arkansas. Her father was born in Kentucky and her mother was born in Arkansas. Gottlieb Jack and Maude’s home in 1920 was in Winona, Carroll, Arkansas.
G. Jack Groshans received citizenship to the U.S. in 1886 when he was 8 years old. His marriage to Maude Lillian Meador was on 12 Jun 1912 in Carroll, Arkansas.
In the 1940 US census G. “Jack” Groshans lives in the Bruce, LaSalle, Illinois with his wife Maude, daughter Rita and son Robert Groshans.
I noticed that his wife Maude was considerably younger than G. Jack. He was
born in 1878 and she was born in 1887.
His wife Maude died 17 Jan 1971 in Ypsilanti, MI. She lived to be 83 years old. She had spent 30 years as a widow after his death.