Biography - Warren Neff

Warren M. NEFF, blacksmith, Hillsboro, was born in Clark County, Ohio, in 1848; son of William H. C. and Susan (HUFFMAN) NEFF. William H. C. was a farmer, and was born in Clark County, Ohio, in 1825; removed to Montgomery County in 1854, where he died the following year. His wife was born in Ohio, in 1830; she married twice, the second husband being James WHITE, of Montgomery County. Warren, our subject, has two sisters and three half-brothers. He received his education, chiefly, in Hillsboro, and worked on the farm till he was twenty years old, when he learned the blacksmith's trade, which he has followed ever since. He began life with little or no means, but by industry and economy, and strict attention to business, he has built up an extensive trade, and is the owner of considerable property. He owns a blacksmith shop and lot adjoining, a house and lot in the south end of Hillsboro, and eighty-three acres of land in East Fork and Fillmore Townships. In Hillsboro, November 17, 1875, he married Elmira A. STOUT, born in Indiana, in 1855, and died in Hillsboro, December 4, 1880. Mr. NEFF is a Republican, and a member of the I. O. O. F. and the A., F. & A. M.

Extracted 19 Nov 2016 by Norma Hass from 1882 History of Bond and Montgomery Counties, Illinois, Part 2 Biographical Department, page 112.

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