MARTIN NEFF, farmer; P. O. Petersburg; born in Rockingham Co., Va., Dec. 18, 1813, and is the son of Henry and Barbara (Burkholder) Neff; he is of German origin. His wife was Miss Helena Bowers, of his native county; they were married June 20, 1844. They came to Illinois in 1854, locating where he now resides. Mrs. Neff died Feb. 5, 1868; they had raised a family of six. Mr. Neff is considered one of the enterprising and well-to-do citizens of Menard Co. He owns 220 acres of fine land, situated three miles from Petersburg.