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Opinion / Religion - April 20, 2015

Dear Editor,
I am looking for relatives and descendants of Isaac and Emaline Neff. They worked a farm and raised a family in Alfalfa, Oklahoma.
Isaac Neff married Emaline Holmes when they lived in Scioto, OH area. He was a farmer and was in the Civil War. Emaline was not happy with him going to war. While in the war he was captured and put in a prison camp in the South. During the time that he was in the war, Emaline and Isaac faithfully wrote letters to each other. A member of the family still has these letters.
Isaac died on the farm in Alfalfa County, OK in 1896. Isaac was buried in Barber County, KS in the Hazelton Cemetery. Emaline moved and lived with her son, Charles and family in Stella, Alfalfa, OK. She died in 1924 and was buried next to Isaac in the Hazelton Cemetery.
I am planning a trip to Kiowa and Medicine Lodge, KS. I would like to meet living relatives of my ancestors, Isaac and Emaline Neff. Their daughter, Mary Elizabeth Neff married William Flatt, Sr. They moved to Stigler, Oklahoma where William grew up.
Deana Van Wart
3909 Coachman Dr.
Independence, MO 64055
(816) 478-1597

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