Biography of Henry Neehouse
Howard County, IN Biographies





HENRY NEEHOUSE, farmer and stock raiser, a native of Prussia, was born June 18, 1839, and is the son of Hendrick and Mariah (Bush) Neehouse, both natives of Prussia. Our subject had the advantages of school until he was fourteen years of age, when he left the paternal roof, in company with some of his friends, and came to America; he landed in New York November 2, 1854, and two weeks later came to Cincinnati, where he worked at job work, and the following summer worked in a brick yard. In the spring of 1855, he engaged as deck hand on a flat boat, running from Aurora to New Orleans, and after his first trip engaged in selling notions and jewelry; he began learning the blacksmith trade in 1858, but subsequently learned the stonemason trade, at which he worked two years. In 1860, he began farming in Decatur County, where he remained six years, and in 1866 located in Windfall, Ind. Three years later, he purchased a farm of eighty acres, seven miles from Windfall, and in the spring of 1882 sold this and removed to Liberty Township, where he now lives; he owns 111 acres, fairly improved; he is a Democrat in politics, and has filled the office of Road Supervisor for five years. Mr. Neehouse was married, August 9, 1860, to Miss Mary Champ, born January 4, 1837. They had five children - James H., Lydia E., Uriah, Josephine and Mary E.; his wife died September 17, 1880, at the age of forty three years, and Mr. Neehonse was next married, in January, 1881, to Mrs. Martha (Champ) Back, a sister of his first wife. Mr. Neehouse is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church and his wife is identified with the Baptists.

From:
Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana
Historical and Biographical
Charles Blanchard, Editor
F. A. Bettey & Co.
Chicago 1883.


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