by Paul Giannamore
JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ohio — There aren’t many businesses locally that can count more than a century at work.
But one of those is about to close.
From its founding downtown by GH Neidengard 115 years ago to more than 40 years under the presidency of his son, John G. – Neidengard’s Harley-Davidson has kept people rolling on two wheels on the American Freedom Machines from Milwaukee.
But John G. says it’s time, after working at the business for more than 60 years, to close up shop and take some rides with his wife Kim just for recreation.
“You know I loved it, from Day 1, I mean that was my grandfather, my father, and then me, and there was nothing else I’d ever done. And it was just really a great time, lots of good riding, lots of good friends, but, unfortunately at some point, that has to end,” he said.