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Michael James DeNeef
Birth: 1851
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Jan. 28, 1891
Dedham
Norfolk County
Massachusetts, USA

US Navy Peacetime Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He entered the United States Navy at Massachusetts and served as Captain of the Top. His citation reads "On board the USS Swatara at Para, Brazil, 1 December 1875. Displaying gallant conduct, Deneef jumped overboard and rescued one of the crew of that vessel from drowning". (bio by: Don Morfe) 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Michael DeNeef (1820 - 1883)
  Ann Tobin DeNeef (1830 - 1892)
 
 Siblings:
  Elizabeth DeNeef (1848 - 1859)*
  Michael James DeNeef (1851 - 1891)
  Annie DeNeef Leonard (1856 - 1908)*
  Margaret Agnes DeNeef Mitchell (1857 - 1884)*
  Ellen V. DeNeef (1860 - 1884)*
  Thomas F. DeNeef (1860 - 1864)*
  Sadie Frances DeNeef States (1866 - 1934)*
  Thomas F. DeNeef (1867 - 1872)*
  Alice Genevieve DeNeef (1869 - 1905)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Brookdale Cemetery
Dedham
Norfolk County
Massachusetts, USA
Plot: Bookdale Ave Section, Lot 1355F, Grave 8S
GPS (lat/lon): 42.25262, -71.16596
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Don Morfe
Record added: Apr 02, 2010
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Michael James DeNeef
Added by: Don Morfe
 
Michael James DeNeef
Added by: Don Morfe
 
Michael James DeNeef
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- Roses♥~
 Added: May. 26, 2017

- sjm
 Added: Jan. 28, 2016
We are looking into getting a Medal of Honor stone placed for Capt. DeNeef. There is nothing at this point to recognize his past. Any descendents please reach out to me. SEMPER FI! Ryantd_742@msn.com
- Thomas Ryan
 Added: Sep. 26, 2015
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