Thursday, July 16, 2015 Ray Emile Nehlig, Sr. (1929-2016)

Ray Emile Nehlig, Sr., was born on 7 November 1929 in New Orleans, Louisiana, to Emile Henry and Johanna Celina (Foeckler) Nehlig. When the census was enumerated in 1930 his family lived at 817 Desire Street in the Ninth Ward of New Orleans. His father was a carpenter who worked in the home construction industry. They moved to St. Bernard Parish before 1935 and his father worked as a maintenance man for the public school system. He had worked 24 weeks in 1939 and made $1,200.

On 11 March 1951 Ray married Leatrice Ruich Darder in New Orleans they had one son before divorcing on 17 January 1961:
  • Ray E. Nehlig, Jr. 
He married Barbara Jean (Muir) Conrad on 15 June 1963 in St. Bernard Parish. They had two children together before divorcing on 15 April 1970 in the same parish.

He married Vivian Fay Albin about 1970 and they had two children:
  • Charles Ray Emile Nehlig
  • Martin Odell Nehlig
Vivian died in 2005. Ray continued to live in St Bernard, Louisiana until his death on 11 April 2016.

1930 US Federal Census, Census Place: New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana; Roll: 807; Page: 79B; Enumeration District: 0144; Image: 261.0; FHL microfilm: 2340542
1940 US Federal Census, Census Place: St Bernard, Louisiana; Roll: T627_1446; Page: 15A; Enumeration District: 44-5
Email messages with Wanda Sue (Nehlig) Morrow
Nehlig, Ray Emile, Sr. Obituary, found on Facebook
Telephone conversation with Wanda Sue (Nehlig) Morrow
US, Public Records Index, Volume 1, 1986 St Bernard, LA (Nehlig, Ray E, Sr.)
US, Public Records Index, Volume 1, 1992 St Bernard, LA (Nehlig, Ray)
US, Public Records Index, Volume 1, 1996 St Bernard, LA (Nehlig, Raymond E, Sr.)
US, Public Records Index, Volume 2, 1935-1993 Nehlig, Ray E (St Bernard, LA)

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