Seven children: Joseph "Joe" Jr., Virgil, and Theodore (sons); Antoinette "Toni", Marian, Lucille, and Eileen (daughters)
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:
He was born on a farm north of Melrose, Minnesota.
He farmed near Sauk Centre beginning in 1935.
"He was an honest, solid conservative who believed in less government." (Obituary, St. Cloud Times, August 11, 1989)
Niehaus, an Independent-Republican, was elected to represent western Stearns County in 1968. (Star Tribune, August 12, 1989, p. 6B)
He worked as a Secretary-Treasurer of the local rural telephone company for 25 years, the Director of the Sauk Centre Cooperative Creamery for 24 years, was the Board Chair for 9 years; and as a Director at Land O'Lakes Creameries, District 13 and Land O'Lakes Inc., Minneapolis.
He died at St. Michael's Hospital in Sauk Centre, Minnesota. His funeral was held at St. Paul's Catholic Church in Sauk Centre, Minnesota.
He was a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church, Sauke Centre, Minnesota.
Religion provided by the Catholic Bulletin, 3/21/1975.