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Anna E. Follmer
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Birth: Feb. 11, 1847
Milton
Northumberland County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jul. 24, 1925
Ruskin
Nuckolls County
Nebraska, USA

Miss Anna Follmer, one of the early settlers of Nuckolls county (sic), quietly passed away at the J.C. Dillon home in Ruskin on Friday evening at 5:40. Miss Follmer had been to the postoffice for the mail and she and the Dillon ladies (sic) were sitting on the porch reading the papers when the death messenger came. Mrs. Dillon noticed that all was not well when Miss Follmer did not answer a question that she asked. The doctor was summoned, but it was too late. Miss Follmer had passed beyond the help of human hands.

The funeral was held Sunday afternoon from the Presbyterian church in Nelson. The pastor, S.H. Jones, conducted the service. A quartette of old friends of the deceased furnished he (sic) music. The members of the local Eastern Star of which Miss Follmer was a member, attended in a body. The following obituary was read at the service:

Anna E. Follmer was born at Milton, Northumberland county (sic), Pa., on February 11, 1847, and suddenly was called home from earthly scenes Friday evening, July 24, 1952, at the ripe age of 78 years, 5 months and 13 days. She was reared tenderly by her parents in the nuture and admonition of the Lord and at an early age she gave her heart unto the Lord and united with the Reformed church at the home of her birth. In the year 1876 she immigrated to the West residing at Oak, Nebraska, with her sister, Mrs. Florence Montgomery. Aside from the two winters spent in Florida and four years in California, she spent her active life in this county teaching school in different towns of the county.

Many of the generation of that day owe their high ideals of life and their sense of sacrifice and service to the teaching of Miss Follmer, what an opportunity of which she availed herself to mold the young mind and set the vision for the young soul.

On coming to Nebraska she was careful in the transfer of her church letter, first to Oak Presbyterian church where she resided, and then to the Nelson Presbyterian church.
She was suddenly called to Glory from Ruskin and yet the change was not so radical for her delight was in the Law of the Lord and in His church on the Lord's day. She felt at home among God's people. At the approach of thtis (sic) Sabbath day her Heavenly Father summoned her to come to be with the friends around the great white throne, to enjoy a never ending Sabbath. "Therefore there remaineth a rest to the people of God."

While she will be missed among her large circle of friends and missed at her church, yet it is far better for her this day. The figures and dates given does not express the measure of such a life well spent in the fear and service of the Lord. We pause to pay tribute of respect to another pioneer who came to Nebraska to teach our schools in those days of first things with the hardships and the toil which demanded a high degree of heroism and faith in God.

She leaves to mourn her loss, an only sister, Mrs. Florence Montgomery of Oak, and a number of nieces and nephews and a host of loyal friends.

Life's race well run,
Life's tasks well done,
Life's crown well won,
And now comes rest.

If we walks (sic) in the pathway of duty,
If we work to the close of the day,
We shall see the King in His beauty
When we have gone the last mile of the way.

Here the dearest of ties we must sever
Tears of sorrow are seen every day,
But no sickness nor sighing forever,
When we have gone the last mile of the way.

The Nelson Gazette, Thursday, July 30, 1925
 
 
Burial:
Nelson Cemetery
Nelson
Nuckolls County
Nebraska, USA
Plot: Block 8, Lot 24, Grave 6
 
Maintained by: Henry6716
Originally Created by: Peggy Bargen Duey
Record added: May 29, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 27175878
Anna E. Follmer
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 Added: Jun. 10, 2011
 
 
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