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Neumann, John George
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John George NEUMANN, born 1783 in Dieburg, Grand duchy of Hessen, with his wife Katherine, nee LOEBICH, born in 1790 in the same town, came to America in 1831 on board of a sailing vessel, landing in Baltimore. From there they went to Wheeling, West Virginia. Then they came down the Ohio in a flatboat, landing at Cincinnati, where they remained during the winter. In the spring of 1832 they went to Trenton,. Ohio, where NEUMANN worked at his trade, he being a shoemaker. The couple had the following sons: John, Frank, Adam, Xavier, Jacob, and George, all of them working for farmers in Ohio. In 1843 the family came to Illinois and located near Mill Creek in this county, where they followed agriculture. John, the eldest of the sons, remained in Ohio, where he followed farming until his death in 1844; the father, John George NEUMANN, died in the same year, while the mother, Katherine NEUMANN, departed this life in 1855. Adam NEUMANN, born in the fatherland in 1820, followed farming near Mill Creek for sixteen years, when he retired and moved to the city in 1857, where he lived for fifty-eight years, his death occurring December 16, 1915. George NEUMANN, Jr., born in Ohio
in 1833, died in Quincy in 1904.

QUINCY AND ADAMS COUNTY HISTORY AND REPRESENTATIVE MEN by David F. Wilcox. Chicago: Lewis Publishing, 1919. p. 363.

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