Obit of John Neifing
Pontiac Daily Leader, Friday, March 14, 1930
John Neifing, a resident of this vicinity for over 50 years, passed away at 7:10 o’clock Thursday night, at his home at 724 W. River Street in this city.
The funeral services will be held at nine o’clock tomorrow, Saturday, morning from St. Mary’s Catholic church. Rev. J.J. Leven conducting. Burial will be in the south side cemetery. Rev. Leven will say Rosary at the family home at 7 o’clock this evening.
Mr. Neifing was born in Chicago, Ill., November 23, 1847, son of Matthew and Anna Neifing. He continued to make that city his home until the age of 14, when he removed to DeWitt County. He resided there but a short time when he removed to this vicinity, engaging in farming. Forty-eight years ago he retired from farming and removed to this city, which had since been his home.
Mr. Neifing was united in marriage to Sarah Ann Blue on May 4, 1872, in Rooks Creek Township by Rev. Murphy. They took up their residence on a farm in Rooks Creek Township and later removed to this city.
Mr. Neifing is survived by his wife and four sons, John and William, of this city: Hal F., of Wichita, Kas; Harvey O., of Chicago and Earsel of Ancona, Ill. A brother Matthew Neifing of Lostant, Ill and four sisters, Mrs. Emma Williams, Chicago; Mrs. Katheryn Bond, Pontiac; Mrs. Mary Weyker, Clarion, Ia; and Mrs. Lizzie O’Connell, of Peoria, also survive.
Besides his parents he was also preceded in death by a son, Robert Roy, on December 4, 1896, and an infant daughter; also a sister, Mrs. Laura Jontry, in 1905, and a brother, Ernest, on July 28, 1895.
Mr. Neifing was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic church of this city.