The 1900 Federal Census for East Cocalico, Lancaster, Pennsylvania District 22, page 317B records Ira (July 1866) and Mary (Sept 1870) Walter with children Carrie M. (May 1889), Harry C. (March 1892), Lydian (March 1894), Minnie E. (June 1896), and John G. (Dec 1898). Ira and Mary have been married for 11 years and have had 5 children all of whom are still living. Next door are Ira's parents, William (Nov 1845) and Marian (Aug 1845) Walter with their son Howard (Oct 1876). William and Marian have been married for 34 years and have had 3 children 2 of whom are still living. Ira and Howard are a Cigar Makers while William is a Coach Painter. All persons and their parents are born in Pennsylvania.
Ira married Mary Ann Fretz circa 1889 in Lancaster Co., PA. (Mary Ann Fretz was born in Sep 1870 in Lancaster City, Lancaster Co., PA and died after 1910 in Lancaster City, Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania.)