Fourth Generation


45. Johanna (Anne) Fischer24 was born on 18 November 1902 on the family farm in the Pella community, rural Adams, Lancaster County, Nebraska. She was born on the Van Oosten farm one mile east of the Pella Church. She received elementary education at Lancaster County Public Schools, District 20, "Wooden Shoe" located at 176th street and Firth road in rural Adams, Lancaster County, Nebraska. She graduated in 1922 from Panama High School, in Panama, Lancaster County, Nebraska. She wanted to be an elementary school teacher. She attended Panama High School which only went to the eleventh grade. She then attended Adams High School and completed their teacher training (normal school) program. She taught Lancaster County, District 20 country school in 1922 and 1923 until she married. Two of her brothers and several nieces and nephews were attending the school at the time she was teacher.
She moved to Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska when her son Ted married, and took over farming operations. She worked as a department store clerk for many years. She lived in Adams, Gage County, Nebraska in retirement.
Johanna died in October 1985 at the age of 82 in Adams, Gage County, Nebraska. She was buried in Pella cemetery, Pella, rural Adams, Lancaster County, Nebraska.

Johanna (Anne) Fischer and Ted Kroese were married on 11 February 1924 at the home of her parents in Pella community, rural Adams, Lancaster County, Nebraska. They were married in a double wedding with her sister Frona Fischer and Arthur DeYong at the GJH Fischer family home. They lived on a farm owned by the Kroese family one half mile north of Adams, Gage County, Nebraska. Anne continued to operate the farm after her husbands died at a young age. She employed hired men to do the farm work while she and the children did the dairy work. The family took over all of the farming operations when her oldest son Ted graduated from elementary school. Anne and John operated the farm while Ted was in the United States Marine Corp.
They were lifelong members of the Pella Reformed Church, Pella, Lancaster County,Nebraska where she was active in womens organizations and played the piano at various functions. Ted Kroese, son of John Kroese and Jane K. Van Greuningan, was born on 12 August 1899 in Pella community, rural Adams, Lancaster County, Nebraska. He was a farmer in rural Adams, Gage County, Nebraska area. He died on 26 September 1937 at the age of 38 in Adams, Gage County, Nebraska. He suffered for many years with heart problems. He was buried in Pella cemetery, Pella, rural Adams, Lancaster County, Nebraska.

Johanna (Anne) Fischer and Ted Kroese had the following children:

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Betty Kroese.

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Bernadine Kroese.

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Ted Kroese.

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John Kroese.