Mar. 25, 1846 Springfield Sangamon County Illinois, USA
Jan. 25, 1932 Denver Denver County Colorado, USA
Mrs. O.A. Follmer, a former resident of Nelson, died January 25 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Della Stroh, in Denver, Colo. After the funeral services at that place the remains accompanied by Mrs. Stroh were brought to Nelson. On Friday of last week a brief service was held at the home of Mrs. Florence Montgomery, a sister-in-law of the deceased, conducted by the Rev. Carl C. Olson, and interment was made in the family burying lot in the Nelson cemetery (sic) Saturday morning. Sabina Hobbs was born in Springfield, Illinois, March 25, 1846, where she grew to young womanhood. July 8, 1868, she was united in marriage to O.A. Follmer. In 1874 Mr. and Mrs. Follmer and two children came to Nuckolls county (sic). They spent a year on a farm over near the Blue river (sic) and then moved to Nelson. Mr. Follmer was one of the first school teachers in this county and he was a member of the first board of trustees of Nelson at the time of incorparating (sic) July 12, 1883. This board was composed of Jacob Ritterbush, O.A. Follmer, Ed Kennedy, Thomas Fickes and E.L. Johnson. Mr. Follmer departed this life on February 27, 1884. The mother and children continued their residence here until 1890, when they moved to Hutchinson, Kansas. Since 1901 Mrs. Follmer has made her home in Denver with her daughter. She enjoyed good health and held a keen interest in life and the success and welfare of her family for one of her mature years. December 29 last, she sustained a fractured hip, the result of a faill and was unable to withstand the effects of this severe shock. While in Nelson Mrs. Follmer was a faithful member of the Presbyterian church (sic) and with her children always took an active part in the activities of the Sunday school and in the church services. The deceased is survived by her three daughters: Mrs. May (sic) Watterfield, Ft. Wayne, Ind.; Mrs. Della Stroh, and Mrs. Vesta Gibson, Denver; her brother, Ed D. Hobbs of Albion; and ten grand children.