the place of birth for Joel's parents changes.
1885 census: father b. Illinois; mother b. Iowa
1900 census both parents b. Ohio
1930 census both parents b. England
Death Record: father b. U.S., mother b. unknown
I've reason to believe Joel Bales-208 may have been involved in a shooting between 1885 and 1900 causing his relocation to Illinois from Nebraska which is when his parents birth place began to change. Family records show birth places matching the 1885 Nebraska Census.