Aug. 14, 1912 McSherrystown Adams County Pennsylvania, USA
The son of German-born Peter & Maria (Gaertler) Neiderer, in 1860 he was a clerk living in Conewago Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania. He stood 5' 5" tall and had black hair and dark eyes.
A Civil War veteran, he first enlisted and mustered into federal service at Harrisburg April 25, 1861, as a private with Co. F, 16th Pennsylvania Infantry, and honorably discharged with his company July 30, 1861. He also enlisted at Chambersburg October 16, 1862, as a substitute for his brother Jacob (not drafted as his obituary claims), mustered into federal service there November 4 as a private with Co. A, 165th Pennsylvania Infantry (aka "Drafted Militia"), and honorably discharged with his company July 28, 1863, in Gettysburg.
He married Rebecca Elizabeth Klunk November 6, 1867, and fathered Mary Magdalena "Mame" (b. 12/31/68 - married Joseph Gruninger and a Hemler), Caroline Elizabeth (b. 1870), Alverta Catherine (b. 04/27/72 - married Weldon Jacob Hemler), Joseph Henry (b. @1875), William Louis (b. 02/22/76), Sarah Anna (b. @1878), Anna Mae (b. @1881 - married Felix Vincent Topper), Augustus Ignatius (b. 10/15/83), and Frances Debra (b. @1886). Rebecca died in 1901, and he married widow Julia A. Gallagher May 6, 1906. Cause of death is listed as "chronic interstitial nephritis," and 1841 is also reported as year of birth.
The spelling of the family name often began "Nie" and the accompanying obituary adds an unnecessary "r" to the end of his name.