I'm having trouble with the brickwall because he's not consistent with any of the information he's given on records.
DOB listed as 26/10/1859 in Van Wert, OH on most records but when married Mary Elizabeth Spurlock in 1889 he lists his age ast 26 which would have made him born around1863.
His parents on his first marriage certificate are listed as Catherine Brown and Andrew Stewart. On his second they are listed as Mary Catherine Fairchild and John Andrew Steward but the John is scribbled in almost as an afterthought.
His parents birth places are listed as England or Pennsylvania on various censuses - his father mostly listed as England, his mother half England/half Penn. I have him on censuses from 1900 in Illinois, but cannot find him before his marriage certificate in 1889. His obituary from 1943 says he lived in Illinois for 65 years, meaning he came in around 1878.
His name switches between Stewart and Steward on various records.
Any information to this man before 1889 or to his parents, I'd be most appreciative.