William L. Neumann

William L. Neumann

Birth
Germany
Death 9 Mar 1906 (aged 83)
Cambridge, Henry County, Illinois, USA
Burial Henry County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 70796115 · View Source
Suggest Edits

S/O WILHELM GOTLIEB NEUMANN AND HIS FIRST WIFE (UNKNOWN)
Married Jane Ekot about 1847, England. They had four children. She died in 1857.
Married Caroline Hoare in 1858. They had five children. She died in 1871.
Married Kate Moody Oct 26, 1873. No children.

William L. Neumann was born January 23, 1823 in Missenheim, Germany. Here he received his education and was a farmer.
An infection in his leg kept him from being inducted in the German army. At (the) age of 20 he went to England and learned the bakers trade. He married an English woman, Jane Ekot.
After 6 years in England he yearned for better opportunities and in 1848 set sail for America, and in 1849 settled on a farm near Cambridge, Illinois. He was the first member of the William Gottlieb Neumann family to migrate to America. They lived in a log cabin, which later was sided with boards.
How he prospered was printed in a Henry Co., Illinois book, and published in 1885.

(Contributed by Cornelia Neumann Dale)
Prominent among the well to-do farmers of Weller Township is the subject of the following personal narrative. He resides on section 6, where he owns an excellent farm, of 200 acres.
He was born in Missenheim German, January 23, 1823. There he received his education and passed the first 20 years of his life. He then went to England where he remained for 6 years; when feeling that superior advantages were offered to young men in America, he set sail, and was soon put ashore to breathe the fresh air offered by the government of this country. With out delay he made his way westward and found a desirable location in Henry County, where he has since lived, taking an active and prominent part in the affairs of his community. He has served in some of the minor offices, and in politics. Claims to be a liberal Democrat.
Mr. Neumann is a member of the German Lutheran Church, while his wife is a member of the Christian Union.
While a resident of London, England, Mr. William L. Neumann was married to Jane Ekot, who bore him 4 children: Mary A., William, Charles and Hugo. Mrs. Neumann accompanied him to America, and died at their home in Weller Township.
He was subsequently married in Weller County to Caroline Hoare, who was also a native of England. Before her demise she became the mother of 5 children - Lena J., Sophia M. Fred S., Frank H., and Anna L.
He was married a third time October 26, 1873 in Weller Township to Kate Moody. Of Mr. William L. Neumann's children the following record is given:
Lena is the wife of William Munshall of Rock Island County.
Sophia M. the wife of Edward Mahaffey of Clover Township.
END OF ARTICLE

William L. Neumann died March 9, 1909. He and his wives* were buried in Red Oak Cemetery near Cambridge, Illinois.
WILHELM (WILLIAM) GOTTLIEB NEUMANN GENEALOGY 1790-1958

*Note Caroline Hoare Newman (Neumann) is buried in Piatt Cemetery, Henry Co., Illinois



Sponsored by Ancestry

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

  • Created by: Carolyn Russell
  • Added: 3 Jun 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 70796115
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William L. Neumann (23 Jan 1823–9 Mar 1906), Find A Grave Memorial no. 70796115, citing Red Oak Cemetery, Henry County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Carolyn Russell (contributor 47500106) .