Neff Photos


  1. Captain Sam Neff b: 31 Mar 1842 d: 21 Feb 1904. My great grandfather. He started his commercial shipping business by hauling sand in a log canoe when he was 12. He was able to load 3.5 cubic yards of sand from Lake Winnebago that he sold for 50 cents a yard in Oshkosh.
  2. Captain Sidney Neff b: 2 Oct 1863 d: 17 Dec 1907. My grandfather. He and his father were ship captains of steamships on the Great Lakes his brother Charles Sr. ran the office. After Sam retired the brothers continued the partnership for about a year and then split the assets and formed separate companies.
  3. Lucy Jane Olcott Neff b: 9 Dec 1865 d: 14 Aug 1955. My grandmother who taught school before she married Sidney.
  4. Charles Neff Sr. b: 9 Apr 1870 d: 25 Jun 1940. He move his ship brokerage business to Cleveland OH.
  5. Harold Neff  b: 30 Jul 1901  d: 13 Mar 1954. He was the older brother of Marcy and Charles.
  6. The small tug named Early Bird was the last Neff owned  commercial vessel. Charles Neff Jr. purchased it after he retired and used it to do small towing jobs in and around Biloxi, MS. He said that he moved coal barges for a power plant and there is a coal fired power plant on the Biloxi River. The tug was destroyed by Hurricane Camille in 1969.
  7. Samuel Neff b: 16 Sep 1893 d: 19 Nov 1964.  I do not know when it was taken.
  8. Esther Ann Johnson Neff b: 5 Sep 1896 d: 18 Oct 1950. The photo was taken about 1946.
  9.  Darlyne DeTuncq Neff b: 1 Dec 1933 d: 22 Nov 2015. My wife.
  10. Lucy Jane Neff Kittrick b: 8 Feb 1931 d: 13 Feb 2021. My older sister.
  11. Alton K. Fisher b: 1 Nov 1905 d: 9 Oct 1991. He was the husband of Marcy. He was one of the few person to be both and enlisted man and an admiral in the US Navy. He was also a very important member of our family.
  12. Marcy Neff-Fisher b: 30 Dec 1902 d: 30 Mar 2003 and her brother Charles Neff Jr. b: 27 May 1907 d: 24 Mar 2002.
  13. The photo was taken at the Milwaukee Public Library in the Maritime Section. We were given a special tour so we could see the Charles S. Neff Sr. collection of historical ship material. Included was the bell from the ship named the Charles S. Neff that the Neff family had owned. I was given the honor of ringing the bell.
  14. Fathers Day 2021 John, son Jim, Grandson Justin and Great Granddaughters Henley and Braelyn.
  15. The following photos were provided by Jim Clemmer the grandson of Dorthy and Lou Neff.
  16. 1960 left to right Lou Neff (my uncle), me and Sam Neff (my father).
  17. 1960 me, Mrs. Bradley the mother of Dorthy, Dorthy Neff (my aunt), Jim Kittrick. Sr. behind, Ed. DeTuncq (Darlyne’s father), Anita Kittrick and Meta DeTuncq (Darlyne’s mother).
  18. 1960 Lucy Kittrick on the day of our wedding. She was in the wedding party and the photo was taken probably at the Kittrick’s house. Carol and Bruce were also dressed for the occasion.