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Neighbargers in Clinton, Henry, MO & Wisconsin

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Neighbargers in Clinton, Henry, MO & Wisconsin

Posted: 1291507852000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Neighbarger (Neiberger), Ritter, Weaver, Livingston
My great aunt and grandmother (Mabel Lucy (Ritter) Knight) were clear on some Neighbarger data. I use that spelling in all instances merely because that is how I initially found the name spelled for much of my family. This family comes from the Christian Neiberger of 1750 emigration to VA fame.

They both stated that one of the daughters of James Ross Neighbarger (1830 Licking OH-d > 1880 KC MO area, or central KS) & Mary Priest was named Jenny Neighbarger. I see that one researcher puts Jennie’s birth-date as 8/7/1862 in Avoca, Livingston, IL and that Jennie died in Milwaukee. Our family traditional story supports that data. I see that in the 1870 Butler co., IA census there is a Nancy J. Neighbarger b. ca 1863.

They said that Jennie married Mode Livingston and moved to Milwaukee. I found someone’s family group sheet saying that Jennie Neighbarger married Francis S. Livingston. This is apparently, Mode who died 2/25/1931 in Janesville, Rock, WI. After Jennie’s death, Mode married one of Jennie’s sister, Lucy Marjorie Neighbarger Weaver’s nieces; Rena Weaver. The Weavers lived in Milton, Rock, WI until about 1885, so this makes sense. I am looking for any descendants from this family.

They also talked about an aunt Cass. There is a Jemima C. Neighbarger, b ca. 1861 from that same 1870 census, and by process of elimination, this must be Cass. Cass married a Burse and had one child named Kizzie Burse (maybe Keziah). Kizzie married a Frank Zumalt/Zumwalt. My grandmother thought that the Zumalts were related to some Frenzdorfs in Deepwater, Henry, MO. I am looking for anything on Aunt Cass’ family.

My great grandmother Lucy Marjorie (Neighbarger) Weaver b 12/8/1852 Pontiac, Livingston, IL-d 3/8/1933 Kansas City, Jackson, MO married to Andrew Jackson Weaver [5/9/1845 Milton, Rock, WI-d 3/15/1905 Brownington, Henry, MO] in a NE Iowa county, could be Butler county.

While researching this family, I was astonished at how many of James Ross Neighbarger’s cousins etc. lived in Henry co., MO in 1870. One cousin in particular, James Christian Neighbarger, had moved from Indianapolis around 1867 to Warrensburg, Johnson, MO to be in a furniture business with his brother-in-law, probably a Culver. This store burned, and a year later James Christian moved to Clinton, Henry, MO and opened a furniture store. He sold it about a year later, and starting raising livestock. One of his sons, William E. became a medical doctor and moved back to Bloomington or Champaign Illinois and practiced medicine. Other cousins ended up in eastern Kansas. I never knew about them until recently.

Don Knight
847 507-3160

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