Fifth Generation


84. Mary Ann Fischer was born on 29 October 1927 on the family farm in rural Sterling, Johnson County, Nebraska.. She graduated in 1945 from Adams High School, in Adams, Gage County, Nebraska.37 Following graduation She taught elementary school in rural Sterling and Panama Nebraska.
She died on 11 November 2008 at the age of 81 in Adams, Gage County, Nebraska. She was buried at Highland Cemetery, in Adams, Gage County, Nebraska.

Mary Ann Fischer and Merlin John Williams were married on 2 February 1946 in Marysville, Marshal County, Kansas. Merlin John Williams, son of Joel Hull Williams and Mary Luella Tally, was born on 22 March 1927 in Adams, Gage County, Nebraska. He graduated in May 1945 from Adams High School in Adams, Gage County, Nebraska. He served in the United States Army from 28 July 1945 to 8 January 1947 in Korea. He was with the 892nd Ordinance, Heavy Automotive Maintenance Company and achieved the rank of Tech 5. Merlin was trucker in Adams, Gage County, Nebraska area. He worked for his father when he returned from military service. They then purchased his father's trucking company in Adams and owned and operated Williams Transfer from 1952 to 1992. He also served as a school bus driver and volunteer fireman and had served on the Adams village board.
Merlin and Mary Ann were members of the Adams Baptist Church and after it closed he and Mary Ann were members of the United Methodist Church in Adams.
He was a charter member of Burrows-DeBoer Post #10042 Veterans of Foreign Wars and a member of Fredrick-Steidley Post # 221, American Legion both in Adams. He died on 24 July 2009 at the age of 82 at Gold Crest Nursing home, in Adams, Gage County, Nebraska.37 He was buried in July 2009 at Highland Cemetery, in Adams, Gage County, Nebraska.

Mary Ann Fischer and Merlin John Williams had the following children:

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Merlene Rae Williams.

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Lori Lynann Williams was born on 17 November 1958 in Beatrice, Gage County, Nebraska.. She graduated from Adams High School in Adams, Gage County, Nebraska.

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Janet Lea Williams.