|Birth: ||Dec. 20, 1816|
|Death: ||Apr. 25, 1883|
Bluffton Chronicle 3 May, 1883 P.3, c.3
On Wed. of Last week, Jacob Neff, aged 66 years and residing in Chester Twp., accidentally shot and killed himself. The particulars are related to us as follows.
Mr. Neff has always enjoyed hunting and did a great deal of it. He recently borrowed a rifle of his son-in-law--George Huffman and Wed. started to return it. He left his home with the gun on his shoulder about 7:00 in the morning and that was the last seen of him alive. Sometime in the forenoon, his son Isaac Neff, came to the house and inquired for his father. He was told that he had not returned from Huffmans yet. Young Neff then went to Warren and returned home in the afternoon and finding that his father had not yet returned said he believed he would go over and see if his father had taken sick. He took the same path his father had taken in the morning and about half way between the old gentlemans home and of his son-in-law, he found his father laying cold in the death with a frightful bullet wound through his head and brains oozing from his skull.
Mr. Neff was quite lame in one leg and it is supposed that he undertook to grab the gun through a crack in the fence, intending to climb over when it was discharged with fatal results. His body was laying on one side of the fence while the gun was on the other. It is supposed that his death was instantaneous. His body was not found until some hours after the accident.
Mary E. Chapman Neff (1815 - 1885)*
Isaac N. Neff (1847 - 1918)*
Sarah Catherine Neff Huffman (1850 - 1939)*
Created by: Judy Kiilehua
Record added: Sep 02, 2011
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