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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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Harold Sendelbach
Your Pictures
I love your old family photos! I'm not sure if we're related at all.... but I have to ask, did you have these pictures always in your possession or did you acquire them from relatives? I would love to have more older family pictures for my tree but it's hard to track them down.

We may be related on the Neff side, I could swear I had someone with Neff as their surname on my tree, on my Fruit/Fruitt side of the family. Anyway I came across your photos because I'm researching my grandmother who was placed in an Indianapolis orphanage and who's birthname was Green. So I was researching a possible DNA match of a Richard S. Bloomer and his line went back to a Mary F Green who married a Samuel Eviston. But I saw your memorial post on Richard S Bloomer Sr's find a grave site.

Just love old pictures even if I'm not related. Thanks for sharing


Added by Harold Sendelbach on May 27, 2016 9:43 AM
Claudine Burnett
George, Jennie & Edith Holton
There is a wonderful oral history of the Holton famiily done by Edith Holton in 1976 Put "Holton" in the search box to get to Edith's 3 tapes.

Claudine Burnett
Added by Claudine Burnett on May 04, 2016 3:27 PM
Retired Kent
Chris Garber
Thanks for the transfer, Kent
Added by Retired Kent on Dec 16, 2015 4:52 PM
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
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
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.



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:
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
Thank you for your reply.

Added by Trudy Davis on Nov 18, 2014 6:58 AM
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