Biographies and Obituaries
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William R. Neeriemer
History of Knox and Daviess Counties by
Goodspeed Publishing Company 1886
WILLIAM R. NEERIEMER, blacksmith, of Odon, Ind., is a native of Ohio, born June 10, 1854, son of David P. and Martha (McCoy) Neeriemer. The father was of German descent, born in Ohio in 1819, a tailor by trade. His marriage occurred in 1845, and he lived in different parts of the 11 Buckeye State" until 1867, when he came to Daviess County, Ind., and located near Odon, where he now resides. The mother was of Scotch-Irish descent, born in Ohio August 1, 1828. At the early age of eleven years our subject began working for himself as a farm laborer, receiving $2.50 per month for his services. After coming to Daviess County he did farm work until 1872, when be began working at the blacksmith's trade with Dunlap & McCoy in Odon. He worked for them two years, and then worked in Illinois and in Odon for other parties for about two years longer. In 1876 he established himself in business in Odon on his own responsibility. He is a very skillful workman, and, owing to the large amount of work be is called upon to execute, he employs a blacksmith all wagon-maker to assist him. In politics he is a Republican, and cast his first vote for Rutherford B. Hayes. October 18, 1875, be married Sarah, daughter of Reuben and Julia Ann Harman. Mrs. Neeriemer was born in Ohio September 29, 1855. They have five children: Hugh, Frank, Almeda, Ismay and Martin.
Contributed by: Michael L. Tedrow