Susan Neff, Ford & Neff Family Historian

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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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