John Nicholas Neeb
Born in Allegheny City, March 19, 1851, the son of William and Elisabeth Neeb, John Neeb was educated in private school at Mount Troy; Reserve Township public schools; Voeghtly’s United Evangelical Protestant Church School; and Western University (Pitt). He left college in his junior year to work as a compositor for his father’s and uncle’s German newspaper, Freiheit’s Freund, eventually becoming managing editor and a proprietor. He was a charter and founding member of the Pittsburgh Press Club and Pittsburgh Common Council, 1875-1877, before moving back to Allegheny City. Neeb received an appointment through Gov. Hoyt as a member of the Morganza, Pennsylvania Reform School board of managers, remaining in the same position during two succeeding administrations. He was elected to the state Senate in November 1890 and died in office during the third year of his term, February 19, 1893; replaced by Walter Lyon in Special election.