Bio: Neff, D. A. (History - 1851)

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----Source: Biographical History of Clark and Jackson Counties, Wisconsin published by The Lewis Publishing Company, 1891.

D.A. Neff (1851)

D.A. Neff, a farmer residing on section 1, Lewis Township, was born in Jefferson County, Wisconsin, June 18, 1851, son of A. L. and Mary Neff. He was educated in the district schools of Jefferson County, and at the early age of thirteen years began to show a spirit of independence by working out on farms. At first he received only 8 per month, but his wages were gradually increased. In 1868 he came to Clark County, where he has since made his home. He has had many years of experience in the lumber camps, working for himself and others, and in that way accumulated a little start.


  The Log Home of Dorr Neff, built in 1869.


In 1872 he bought his present farm in Lewis Township, which consists of 160 acres. By the expenditure of much time and hard labor he has cleared his land and has it under a fine state of cultivation. He is regarded as one of the enterprising citizens of the township he is a Republican and takes an active part in politics.


Agnes Carter Neff (1853)


Mr. Neff was married, July 11, 1878, to Agnes Carter, who was born in Jefferson County, Wisconsin, in 1853. She attended school in Minnesota, is well educated, and taught several terms before her marriage. She is a lady of much culture and refinement and is fond of reading. Three children have been born to them. Mr. Neff has been Town Treasurer two years, School Trustee for eight years, and Chairman one term. He is the present Constable of Lewis Township.



The Dorr Neff Farm as it looked in the mid 1900's.  The home in this picture was built in 1898.




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