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The Descendents of Otto Neder and Elizabeth Hilbeck

Updated April 29, 2002

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This story started sometime before 1847 when Otto and Elizabeth came to America from their native Bavaria. They had three children, George, Rose and Adam, who was born in Germany in 1844. By June of 1847, Otto was a private in the American Army serving with the First Regiment under Winfield Scott. He died in Jalapa, Mexico while fighting in the Mexican War. He was buried there in June of '47 and left Elizabeth at home with three children to raise. Adam grew up and during the Civil War participated in the building of the Monitor in Brooklyn. He married Mary Brickle and in 1880 petitioned the District Court in New York to become a citizen. Adam and Mary had six children

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