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HISTORY OF CLERMONT & BROWN COUNTIES, OHIO
By Byron Williams
1913
 

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J. H. NEU Mr. J. H. Neu has been prominently identified with the commercial interests of Higginsport, Ohio, since October, 1895, as a dealer in hardware and farm implements, carrying an extensive line of goods and implements.  Mr. Neu is a native of Brown county, his birth having taken place in Pleasant township, Nov. 6, 1869, his parents being Jacob and Margaret (Wolfe) Neu.
     Jacob Neu
was born in Brown county in 1845, and passed from this life in 1907, while his wife was born in Germany in 1851, and is a resident of Higginsport.  She was a daughter of Louis Wolfe, who came to America when his daughter was three months old and settled in Brown county.  Jacob Neu was a very successful farmer of Pleasant township, where he was highly esteemed by all with whom he came in contact.  He was an active member of the Democratic party and his religious belief embraced the faith of the Lutheran church, and his wife was a member of the Christian church.  He was a son of Jacob Neu, who came to America when he was eight years of age with his father, Conrad Neu, who settled in Brown county.
     Mr. J. H. Neu is a member of a family of nine children, of whom three sons and four daughters are living:
     Charles E., a farmer residing in Lewis township, Brown county, Ohio.
     Louella (Shelton), of Xenia, Ohio, married first, Mr. Robert Armstrong.
     Ada M. (White)
, is a resident of Pleasant township, where her husband is engaged in farming.
     Stella C. (Shelton), of Dayton, Ohio, where her husband is engaged as superintendent of the Prudential Insurance agency.
     Minnie, who died in 1895, at the age of eleven years.
     Clarence, is a farmer of Pleasant township.
     Edna died in 1895, at the age of five years.
     Miss Nellie, at home.
     Mr. J. H. Neu acquired a good common school education in the schools of his locality, and remained at the home farm until he was twenty-six years of age, thus gaining a good practical experience in the occupation of farming.
     Mr. Neu married Miss Emma M. Sontag, who was born in Brown county, and is a daughter of Richard and Catherine (Gross) Sontag, a native of Germany, how of Hamilton county, Ohio.
     In the family of Mr. and Mrs. Neu are four children, and the family circle remains unbroken by the hand of death.  Their names are as follows:  Mabel L., Ruth A., Mildren M., and John H., Jr.
   
 Mr. Neu affiliates with the Knights of Pythias, of which organization he is past chancellor, and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, of which he is past grand, and of the Rebekahs.
     He gives his support to the Democratic party and has served three terms as township treasurer.
     Mr. Neu is interested in various prosperous enterprises, including the Higginsport Independent Telephone Company, being vice-president and general manager of that company, and he is also a director of the Citizens' Bank of Higginsport.
     Mr. Neu has met with an unusual degree of success in his undertakings and is deserving of all the praise implied in the term, self-made.  His energy and perseverance are salient features of his success, and he has won the esteem and high regard of his fellow citizens.
     Mr. Neu and his family attend the Christian church.
Source:  History of Clermont & Brown Counties, Ohio - Volume II - By Byron Williams - 1913 - Page 493

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