John married Mary Ellen (Maggie) LOWELL, daughter of Truman Pease LOWELL and Eleanor SHOEMAKER, about 1866 in Fennimore, Grant County, Wisconsin. (Mary Ellen (Maggie) LOWELL was born on 2 Sep 1846 in Stephenson County, Illinois.)
1 1870 US Census (Fennimore, Grant County, Wisconsin). Repository: Ancestry. Surety: 4. Lists Truman Lowell (age 49, b. NY), wife Eleanor (age 44, b. IN), and children Milton (age 17, b. IL), Albert (age 15, b. WI), Maggie (age 13, b. WI) and Effie (age 3, b. WI), living in Fennimore, Wisconsin. Also in the household are daughter Mary E. Penny (age 24, b. IL), her husband John Penny (age 38, b. OH) and child Ella Penny (age 2, b. WI). Truman is listed as a "farmer." Milton is listed as "working on farm." John Penny is listed as a "laborer." This record indicates that Truman is "deaf, dumb, blind, insane or idiotic." Living two houses away is Truman and Eleanor's son, Charles Lowell, and his family.
2 1880 US Census (District 235, Mill, Lancaster County, Nebraska). Repository: Ancestry. Surety: 4. Lists John Penny (age 44, b. NY), wife Mary (age 33, b. IL) and children Elenor (age 11, b. WI), Florence (age 8, b. NE) and Charles (age 3, b. NE), living in Mill, Nebraska. John is listed as a "carpenter," and indicates that his father was born in Canada and his mother in New York.