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Daniel C. Neff

NEFF, Daniel C., a well-known farmer in Bushnell Township, McDonough County, Ill., was born in Ashland County, Ohio, on September 26, 1844, a son of Joseph and Mary (Kagy) Neff, natives of Virginia. Joseph Neff came to Bushnell, Ill., on March 17, 1858, and purchased from Judge Baker, of Macomb, a farm of 100 acres in Section 27, Bushnell Township, where he was engaged in farming during the remainder of his life. The subject of this sketch came with his parents to Bushnell when thirteen years old. His early education was obtained in the public schools of Ohio and Illinois. He grew up on the farm, assisting his father until the death of the latter, and afterward conducting the homestead. He has made most of the improvements on the place, and owns one of the finest farms in his vicinity.

On November 7, 1866, Mr. Neff was married to Frances Cole, who was born in Quincy, Ill., a daughter of James Cole, of that city. One child, Cora (Mrs. Phillips), has resulted from this union. Mr. Neff is a member of the Methodist Church, in politics he is a Democrat, and is now serving his second term as Supervisor of Bushnell Township. Fraternally, he belongs to the I. O. O. F. and A. F. & A. M.

Source: The Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of McDonough County, compiled by Dr. Newton Bateman, and Paul Shelby, 1907, volume 2, page 965, extracted 17 Mar 2020 by Norma Hass.

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