My great great grandfather was Rudolph Neu. You proably have met mother Lorrie M. (Johnson) Daniel. I am Dorothy (Neu) Holsworth's great grandson, and Cheryl (Holsworth) Johnson's grandson.
I have recently discovered that his full name was Rudolph Wilhelm Freiderich Fritz Neu. The Wilhelm Freiderich Fritz comes from those who witnessed his baptism.William Bartels (his uncle), Frederick Pollitz (known as Fritz and is buried a few graves over from Anna M (Bartels) Neu Rudy's mother), and Frederich Holloman?.
He was born on May 20,1894 and went to the Catholic orphanage in Laffayette, IN. He met Marie Gertrude Burgart in Monroeville,IN and they married in 1916.In 1917 Hutoka Eileen (Neu) Neireiter was born and in 1919 Anna Lavon later renamed Donna Jean (Neu) Benschneider.In 1921 Thyral Lyman "Bud" Neu was born.On March 15, 1925 Dorothy Elizabeth (Neu) Holsworth.In 1932 Gerald Phillip Neu was born.Rudy died on October 20 or 22, 1982. His Father was Herman F Neu died in 1926.He is buried in Lindenwood cemetery(Unmarked grave) His mother Anna M Bartels died on January 31, 1899.She is buried in Concordia Lutheran Cemetery(older part. the office is on lake av. at concordia cemetery gardens.Herman died on February 10, 1926 of mouth cancer. Anna died of a flu type disease. there is a story that if there was a doctor there she would have lived.She was 44.Marie (Burgart) Neu died on June 23, 1965 of a heart problem.Rudy died of "old age" as my mom put it.Ed Neu was his full brother who fought in WWI and had asthma when he was gassed by the germans.this ultimately led to his death. He had a half brother Ben W Kuenert born in germany in 1874. Herman and Anna supposedly met on the boat to america.She would have had ben with her at the time. i do not know who ben's father was, maybe his father stayed in germany. I would like to know how you fit in to this family. If you have an e-mail address mine is firstname.lastname@example.org.Any
other info you have would be greatly appreciated.