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Descendants of John Neust

Generation 1

John Neust, m. Anna Katherine Rittenberger

Generation 2

children of John Neust and Anna Rittenberger:

Henry K. Neust, dob January 5, 1871

Joseph Henry Neust, dob January 2, 1873

John Henry Neust, dob 1874

Katherine (Kate) Neust, dob July 23, 1875

Elizabeth Berth Neust, dob March 7, 1880

Anna Marie Neust, dob January 7, 1884

Mary Carol Neust, dob April 16, 1877


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Neust Family Pictures

Tonight I’m posting two lovely pictures of the Neust Family. These copies were given to my husband and I by his cousin Betty Budil who has done considerable research on the Neust Family, and has generously shared it with us. Thank you Betty!

Although the picture isn’t dated it was probably taken about 1888 as Anna Marie is still quite young (about four?) and she was the first of the Neust children to be born in America. Her birthdate was January 7, 1884.

Notice the elegant “setting” for this photograph which was no doubt taken in a studio.


Back row: Joseph

Middle row left to right: Katherine (Kate), Anna Katherine, John Christafore, Henry

Front row left to right: Elizabeth, Mary Carol and Anna Marie

In this second picture everyone has grown up! Again, we don’t have a date for this picture although it would have been prior to 1904 when John died.


Back row left to right: Katherine, Mary Carol, Joseph, Anna Marie

Front row left to right: Anna Katherine, Henry, Elizabeth, John Christophore

Pictures are the property of Betty Budil, posted with permission.

Copyright, November 26, 2008, Susan J. Edminster, Granite Falls, Washington

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Anna Marie (Neust) Edminster

1884 – 1958

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The Neust Family

Good Evening,

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!

Sue Edminster

Copyright November 2008, Susan J. Edminster, Granite Falls, Washington

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