Leon Reporter, Leon, Iowa Thursday, January ll, l923
GEORGE HENRY CHRIST FOLLMER was born in Ripley County, Indiana, January l5, l86l. Departed this life January 4, l923. He was united in marriage to MARGARET KIRCHHOFF in l883. To this union were born eleven children, MRS. ED DAVIS, MRS. CHAS. BURCHETT, EDITH M., FRED C., WILL G., SYLVA M., JESSIE F., JANE M., LINCOLN J., AMANDA E., and EDWARD J. MRS. ED DAVIS preceded him three years ago.
Besides his wife and children, he leaves to mourn two brothers, JOHN FOLLMER, of Pontiac, Ill.; and ALBERT FOLLMER, of Osgood, Ind., four grandchildren and a host of friends and relatives.
He moved with his family from Indiana to Illinois in l889, to Iowa in l896 and to Missouri in l9l9, at which place he resided at the time of his death.
He united with the German Lutheran Church at the age of fourteen, which faith he kept till death called him. He was also a member of the Iowa Homestead Lodge of Leon, Iowa, being an active member in this organization for a number of years. Funeral services were conducted at the Akron Presbyterian Church, Sunday, January 7th at ll a.m. by Rev. Henry Esch of Cainsville. Interment was in the Akron Cemetery.
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