1812 History
Eve Neff (nee Sherk) photograph


Description
Sponsors:
1812 History
Department of Canadian Heritage This item is a part of the 1812 History digitization project. This project was made possible with the support of the Department of Canadian Heritage through the Canadian Culture Online Strategy.
Media Type:
Image
Item Type:
Photographs
Description:
A black and white photo of Eve Sherk Neff, dressed as a Mennonite, standing with her right hand on a well pump and a screen door behind her. The photo is on a buff matte and is surrounded by a black matte. On the back is written "Aunt Margaret from Angie Ridout, Christmas 1901, Great Grandmother, Eve Sherk Neff, November 9, 1804- January 31, 1901." Eva was the wife of Abraham Neff. She lived to be nearly 100 years of age and died on January 31m 1901. Much of what is known about her was found in an aticle which appeared in the Tribune on August 11, 1899. The article, titled "An Old Resident", discusses how she was only 10 years of age during Drummonds siege at Fort Erie. She spoke about "indians" in the area coming to visit her home on Sherk road. Eva cam from a Mennonite family of strong faith who did not take an active part in the War of 1812.

For more information, read “‘Scruples of Conscience’: The War of 1812 in the Sugarloaf Settlement” by Donald G. Anger, the Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum.
Date of Original:
1898
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
993.36.759
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.885649813726 Longitude: -79.2455863952637
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Protected by copyright: Uses other than research or private study require the permission of the rightsholder(s). Responsibility for obtaining permissions and for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Recommended Citation:
Image courtesy of the Port Colborne Historical & Marine Museum
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Eve Neff (nee Sherk) photograph


A black and white photo of Eve Sherk Neff, dressed as a Mennonite, standing with her right hand on a well pump and a screen door behind her. The photo is on a buff matte and is surrounded by a black matte. On the back is written "Aunt Margaret from Angie Ridout, Christmas 1901, Great Grandmother, Eve Sherk Neff, November 9, 1804- January 31, 1901." Eva was the wife of Abraham Neff. She lived to be nearly 100 years of age and died on January 31m 1901. Much of what is known about her was found in an aticle which appeared in the Tribune on August 11, 1899. The article, titled "An Old Resident", discusses how she was only 10 years of age during Drummonds siege at Fort Erie. She spoke about "indians" in the area coming to visit her home on Sherk road. Eva cam from a Mennonite family of strong faith who did not take an active part in the War of 1812.

For more information, read “‘Scruples of Conscience’: The War of 1812 in the Sugarloaf Settlement” by Donald G. Anger, the Port Colborne Historical and Marine Museum.