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Susan Neff, Ford & Neff Family Historian (#46816929)
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Bio Photo I am Susan Neff, Historian Emeritus of the Ford family and for the Dr. James Ford Historic Home in Wabash, Indiana. I am also Secretary of the board of directors of Falls Cemetery in Wabash.

The first room of the house museum was built by Dr. Ford in 1841 and was enlarged to seven bedrooms as needed to accommodate his growing family. Dr. James & America (Holton) Ford occupied the house for nearly 60 years; it remained in the family for almost 140 years. It was reacquired in 2002, underwent a complete restoration and opened to the public as a living history museum in March 2005.

►►I don't mind if anyone copies my tombstone photos, but I will get extremely upset if my family photos are copied to other sites, especially without proper citation.

RESEARCH SURNAMES: Alber, Aruffo, Baker, Beghtel, Bloomer, Bradley, Bull, Calendar, Carlson, Conde, Conner, Cowgill, Donoban/Donovan, Drabenstott, Earnest, Ebbinghouse, Fleck, Ford, Gillen(Gilliland), Gorman, Hanna, Hardman, Harter, Hartman, Henley, Hess, Hollier, Holton, Honeywell, Hornaday, Hurkamp, Ireland, Jeup, Jones, Keller, Key, Kline, Kratzer, LaCerte, L'Amoreaux/Lumaree, Launder, Leander, Lutz, Malang/Melang, Mariner/Marriner, McGee, McLain, Milliner, Moore, Morgan, Mosey, Neff, Oliver, Overman, Peabody, Pickett, Pratt, Pressler, Quam, Rettig, Rousey, Sayman, Simmons, Slauson, Snedeker, Stamps, Steagala, Stitt, Stone, Stradley, Strickler, Sweetser, Teague, Teeter, Thompson, Troyer, Van Dyke, Westlake, Williams, Wilson, Wolfer, Wyckoff and Yarnelle.

Yes, all Neff's are related; includes surname spellings Naf, Naff, Nave, Knaff, Kneff. My 7th great-grandfather, Hans Heinrich Neff, immigrated with his family from Switzerland via Bavaria in the early Fall of 1717. I am descended from his 2nd son, Dr. John Henry Neff - b. 1705, d. 1784 Shenandoah Co, Virginia. Work is in process to identify and organize this entire family, including subsequent immigrations, and much is documented on Findagrave by the Neff Family Historical Society. To see those ancestors in my direct line, please visit the virtual cemetery A2 Line of Neff Family.
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Kerry Rae Smith Moser
RE: #56287517
I don't know that I know how to do that...Is that like creating another cemetery?
Added by Kerry Rae Smith Moser on May 23, 2015 9:39 AM
Kerry Rae Smith Moser
RE: #56287517
Yes that is it! I will be at Colfax cem on Monday and Tuesday afternoons reshooting but just the decorated ones.. I will take a pic of it for you.. it will probably be flagged and decorated..
Added by Kerry Rae Smith Moser on May 22, 2015 6:15 PM
GrammyJan
RE: John Reasoner
You are welcome. Whenever possible, memorials should be handled by family members (even if they are just cousins). That's my thought anyway.
Added by GrammyJan on May 18, 2015 6:18 PM
Katrina
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Added by Katrina on May 14, 2015 10:13 AM
Patricia O
Glenn Baker Memorial
I've forwarded a message to you via email that I sent to Martin Packer. Hopefully, he'll work with us and return 'Shorty's' memorial to you. So sorry this has happened to you but maybe we can get it straightened out without having to bring in the admin.

Regards

Patricia

Added by Patricia O on May 08, 2015 8:05 PM
Patricia O
Glenn 'Shorty' Baker, Memorial #56287517
I sent you an email last week in reference to a memorial for your cousin Glenn that I had transferred to you. Since I haven't heard back from you, I'm wondering if it went through. Would you please contact me: patoneal39@suddenlink.net.
Thank you.

Patricia O'Neal
Added by Patricia O on Apr 19, 2015 7:20 PM
Wendy L Fielding
Ernest & Ione Ford
Hi, I was so excited to find Ernest and Ione on your site...I have been looking for them for years as they were my husbands grandmother Alice Fielding's best friend. I have several letters from them to my father in law Fred. They took care of Alice when she had a embolism and was in the hospital and again when she passed away as Fred was in the Military in the Panama Canal. I have heard stories of them from the day I met my husband; from my m in law Naomi and about how much they meant to Alice, Cannie and to Fred and Naomi. They even gave Alice's mother Cannie a bible one Christmas that was passed to me one Christmas. Thank you for posting a picture of both of them for me to add to the family story...if you have any other's I'd love to have them.
Added by Wendy L Fielding on Mar 25, 2015 9:55 PM
Trudy Davis
Obituary
Thank you for your reply.

Trudy
Added by Trudy Davis on Nov 18, 2014 6:58 AM
Trudy Davis
Iona Loyd Troyer #33850242
I am wondering if you know any person that would be willing to lookup an obituary for me for the above person. She is a distant relative of my husband and I am working on the Davis genealogy of which Iona, through her father is a distant relative. Thank you. I tried to send you a private E-mail, but it didn't go through.

Trudy
Added by Trudy Davis on Nov 17, 2014 8:09 AM
Bob Hastings
RE: Wilson Family
She was a sister to my great grandfather Carey Brown Wilson you will find a pict of him he is buried in Moark Cem. Moark Clay Co. Ar. do you have any more pictures THANKS My great grandfather Richard Whitfield Hastings was a Lut. 120 Indiana Inft. from Gibson Co. In.
Added by Bob Hastings on Sep 27, 2014 11:58 PM
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