Ney, Elisabeth or Elisabet, 1833-1907, German-American sculptor, b. Münster. After studying sculpture at Munich and Berlin, she traveled widely and executed busts of King George V of Hanover, Garibaldi, and Bismarck. She emigrated to America in 1870, living and working in Texas, where she made statues of Stephen F. Austin, Samuel Houston, and other prominent Texans.

See biography by J. I. Fortune and J. Burton (1943); V. Loggins, Two Romantics and Their Ideal Life (1946).

Ney, Michel, 1769-1815, marshal of France. Called "the bravest of the brave" by Napoleon I, Ney, a cooper's son from Saarlouis, rapidly rose to glory in the French Revolution. He distinguished himself in the campaigns of 1794 and 1795, commanded the army of the Rhine briefly in 1799, seized Elchingen (1805), and conquered Tyrol. His assistance was decisive in Napoleon's victory at Friedland. Ney's greatest feat was his defense of the rear in the retreat from Moscow in 1812. He was created Duke of Elchingen and prince of Moskowa by Napoleon. Later, Ney was one of the generals who urged Napoleon to abdicate after Leipzig. Ney was raised (1814) to the peerage by Louis XVIII. On Napoleon's return from exile in Elba, Ney promised the king that he would stop Napoleon on his march to Paris, but instead he joined Napoleon and commanded in the Waterloo campaign. He was condemned for treason by the house of peers and shot.

See biography by J. T. Foster (1968).

Ney is a village in Defiance County, Ohio, United States. The population was 364 at the 2000 census.


Ney is located at (41.380710, -84.522175).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.1 km²), all of it land.


As of the census of 2000, there were 364 people, 136 households, and 102 families residing in the village. The population density was 884.4 people per square mile (342.8/km²). There were 139 housing units at an average density of 337.7/sq mi (130.9/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.80% White, 0.27% African American, 0.27% from other races, and 1.65% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.55% of the population.

There were 136 households out of which 40.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.8% were married couples living together, 12.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.0% were non-families. 21.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.14.

In the village the population was spread out with 33.0% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 32.1% from 25 to 44, 15.9% from 45 to 64, and 12.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 96.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.8 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $36,719, and the median income for a family was $41,250. Males had a median income of $31,250 versus $20,000 for females. The per capita income for the village was $16,743. About 2.8% of families and 4.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.6% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.


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