Anna Barbara “Annie” <I>Warner</I> Diller

Anna Barbara “Annie” Warner Diller

Whiteside County, Illinois, USA
Death 16 Mar 1926 (aged 69)
Whiteside County, Illinois, USA
Burial Sterling, Whiteside County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 91501922 · View Source
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Burial In Cemetery In East Jordan Near Where She Was Born 69 Years Ago.

The funeral of Mrs. William T. Diller, who passed away at the home of her foster sister, Mrs. John Zigler in Jordan township on Tuesdy following a week's illness from pneumonia, was held at the East Jordan Church at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon, conducted by the pastor, Rev. M.B. Leach. Internment was in the adjorning cemetery.

Barbara Ann Warner was born in Jordan township in October 1857. Her father and mother, Reuben and Barbara Ann Warner were pioneers in Jordan, and Ann was born in a log cabin within a mile of the old Warner homestead, about two miles north of Penrose. The mother however died when she was only three years old. Some time later her father married miss Jane Deyo.

Most of Miss Warner's education was obtained at the Talbott School. When about twenty years of age she was married to William T. Diller, a neighbor lad. To this union was born the following children: Charles A, now of Dayton, Ohio, Caroline A. and Reuben T, who have preceeded their mother to the Better Land by a few years, and Sam of Des Moines, Ia, Jennie, Thomas and Warner of Strawsburg, Colorado.

The Diller's married life began on the old Diller homestead in Jordan, which at that time, too, was virgin soil, just recently opened up for settlement. After staying here for a number of years,the family moved to Des Moines in order to better educate their children.
After this had been accomplished, again they heard the call of "Westward Ho" and again they pulled up stakes and took up homesteads in sunny Colorado, about forty miles northeast of Denver, near the little settlement of Strawsburg, where with the exception of various intervals spent with her relatives in Illinois, Mrs. Diller had resided ever since. However, the call of the homestead, old ?scenes and old friends were always strong with this pioneer mother and the longing of late years was to come back to her childhood home and spend her remaining years with the dear associations of long ago.

This desire of her heart was granted but the time she was permitted to spend in this dear spot was very brief, for again the call came to move on to another country--the homeland of the soul.

While living at Des Moines, Mrs. Diller united with the Congregational Church and had been a consistent follower of her Master ever since.

She was ever a true wife, a loving,self sacrificing mother, a kind sister and sincere friend. Although always quite and unassuming. Yet in every community in which she lived, Ann Diller left an abiding influence for good.

She leaves to moan her loss beside her immediate family, one brother, Augustus Warner, and a foster sister, Mrs. John Zigler, and a host of friends.

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Daughter of Reuben &
Barbara Anna Routsong Warner
step-mother Rebecca Jane Warner, that raised the children after Barbara's tragic death.
Wife of William T Diller.
Loving Parents of Caroline, Charles, Reuben, Jennie,Samuel,Thomas, & Warner Diller

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Anna Barbara “Annie” Warner Diller (4 Oct 1856–16 Mar 1926), Find A Grave Memorial no. 91501922, citing East Jordan Cemetery, Sterling, Whiteside County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by TurningHearts (contributor 47556779) .