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Submitted: 10/25/16 • Approved: 10/29/16 • Last Updated: 9/24/18 • R59596-G59594-S3
December 26, 1838, Russia
December 31, 1925, Kansas
OLD SETTLER DIES.
Diedrich Neufeld died at his home four miles south and six and one half west of
Moundridge last Saturday. The deceased was 87 years of age. Funeral services were held at the Hebron Mennonite Church Monday afternoon.
Mr Neufeld came to America 52 years ago and homesteaded the farm on which he died. His former home was in Russia. He resided on the same farm since coming to Kansas. Many are of the opinion that he was one of the oldest pioneers of Kansas, in this section of the country. Moundridge was built up since his coming and he also saw the Kansas prairies turned into cultivation and produce many thousand bushels of wheat. The old settlers of this community are passing one by one and their going is keenly felt, especially by the younger generation.
Mr Neufeld leaves four children to mourn his departure: John, residing south of here, D D living south of the Alta Mill, Mrs John Ratzlaff, south west of Moundridge and Mrs Dick residing near Buhler. His second wife also survives.
Moundridge Journal - January 7, 1926
November 27, 1840 - February 15, 1915
Mrs Diedrich Neufeld, living four miles south and six and one halof miles west of Moundridge, passed away Monday evening after a severe ilness lasting two weeks. She had been troubled with a bronchial ailment for several years, and her illness was attended by great suffering. She was 75 years old and is survived by an aged husband, two grown sons and two grown daughters, all married and living in homes of their own. Besides there are a number of brothers and sisters. Many friends will regret her death, for she was an endearing character respected by all who knew her. The funeral services will be held at the Hebron Church this Thursday afternoon. (From the Moundridge Journal - Feruary 18, 1915)
Elizabeth Regier, the first child of Abraham and Elizabeth Froese Regier, was born Nov 27, 1840, in Rudnerweide, Russia. She married Diedrich Neufeld Dec 21, 1860, when she was 20 years old and he was 22. They came to America on the SS Teutonia along with Elizabeth Froese Regier's family.
Diedrich D Neufeld
Elizabeth Neufeld Dick
Anna Neufeld Ratzlaff
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