The family of John Neust arrived in America somewhat later than many immigrants, arriving c. 1880. This is according to his Declaration of Intention to become a citizen of the U.S., filed July 16, 1884. John’s Declaration states that he will “renounce forever all allegiance and fidelity to every foreign Prince, Potentate, State or Sovereignty whatsoever, and particularly to Wm. 1st, Emperor of Germany.”
The first five children of John and Anna Katherine (Rittenberger) Neust: (Henry, Joseph, John, Katherine and Elizabeth) were born in Germany while Anna Marie and Mary Carol were born in Akron, Ohio in 1884 and 1887 respectively.
Anna Marie Neust was married to Reuben Edminster in Summit County Ohio on August 6, 1902. Anna was 17 years old at that time, Reuben, 21. Anna Marie and Reuben were the parents of nine children:
Lillian Della Marie, dob March 20, 1902
George Shelby, dob April 5, 1904
Mildred Hattie, dob March 20, 1906
Florence Louretta, dob February 9, 1909
Clyde Dale, dob December 8, 1914
Esther Ellenor, dob July 11, 1917
Reuben Walter, dob March 18, 1925
Two others survive.
Even though the information on this family is a bit more limited than some of our other lines there are still stories to tell and these will be posted over the next few days and weeks. So keep tuned!
Copyright November 2008, Susan J. Edminster, Granite Falls, Washington