Birth: between 1843-1846.
Death: July 19, 1939.
Wife and children, unknown.
Burial: El Dorado Springs Cemetery, El Dorado Springs, Cedar County, Missouri.
John A. Niebling, at the age of fifteen years, enlisted September 9th, 1861, under the name of his stepfather, John A. Poolman, as a Drummer in Co. A; Independent Sharpshooters, which was mustered into the 26th Missouri Infantry about six months afterward. He served with the regiment in all its marches and battles, and after being mustered out in St. Louis, dropped his stepfather's name (J. A. Poolman) and resumed his own name, J. A. Neibling. He keeps a general store, and is Postmaster at Ferguson, Missouri.
Author. The regimental History gives his age at 15; Missouri State records Give 18; His pension file says 17. He is listed by both names on the pension files. On the Missouri State Soldier records he is listed as ( John A. Poolman ).