Mrs. John Neff, age___ (could not read age)wife of a farmer livingnear Valley Junction disappeared from her home lastWednesday and the following morning her bodywas found in the woods with a bullet hole in her forehead and a revolver clinched in her hand. It is supposed that she committed suicide, but no cause for the deed was known. The family lived on afarm and a threshing crew wasworking there on Wednesday. During this time Mrs. Neff left the home with a pail supposedly going Berry picking. The family was not alarmed by the absence until supper time when her husband and party begansearching for her. Everybody in the vicinity joined in the search, but it wasnot until the next morning that the body was found. District Attorney Abel of Sparta was notified and went over to investigate the case. It was so clearly a case of suicide that he decided not to have an inquest. Besides her husband John …Mrs. Neff left three children. The eldest 7 years old and the youngest only 1. The family came to the vicinity of Valley Junction about 4 years ago. They are in poor circumstances and since the death of Mrs. Neff, the neighbors raised a fund by subscription to help them. Source Sept-1916-Tomah Wisconsin Newspaper...there is a Neff in my family in late 1890s. Do not think it is John Neff however. Ann, With Hope to help a Neff researcher.