Anna Nemer 13
- Born: 19 Dec 1827, Bavaria
- Marriage: Henry Simon Jr on 16 Nov 1852 in Spencer Co, IN
- Died: 30 Mar 1906, Spencer Co, In St. Boniface Cemetery A-18-08 at age 78
Anna was the oldest (age 21) of the six Nemer siblings when they immigrated on the Ship "Gertrude" from le Havre and arrived in New York on 20 May, 1852. Six months later Anna married Henry Simon Jr. in St. Boniface Catholic Church, Fulda, Indiana. This was the first marriage to be recorded by Father Kundak in the new St. Boniface parish records.
Anna and Henry Simon had five children. Her occupation is listed as housekeeper on census reports. Henry was a farmer and later opened a shoe shop in Fulda. Henry died in 1885, leaving a hand written will which was witnessed and signed by Henry's brothers John and Martin (later executed by Martin Simon as John was by then deceased).
In his will, Henry refers to Anna as "my beloved wife Tina Simon." Confirmation has not been established but one might assume from this that Anna's middle name was Christina or a variation.
In points one and two of Henry's will, he bequeaths his estate in its entirity to his wife, but the inheritance is made provisional in the following statement, labeled #3:
" The points one and two are only in force as long as my beloved
wife Tina Simon remains my widow, should she marry again then
the laws of the state of Indiana should be in force."
*Excerpt from the "Will of Heinrich Simon" Spencer County, IN Will Book, 1880-1895; p. 217.
After Henry's death in 1885, Anna lived with their married son Henry Francis and his family, in the log house/cobbler shop built by Henry prior to his death, where Henry Francis continued the shoe business until about 1914.
Anna died twenty years after her husband, still Henry's widow, at age 78.
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THE FAMILY & DESCENDANT LINES OF ANNA NEMER & HENRY SIMON JR., see "HENRY SIMON JR." in the section of this book, "Descendants of Henry Simon Sr."
Anna married Henry Simon Jr, son of Heinrich Simon Sr. and Maria Catherina Justen, on 16 Nov 1852 in Spencer Co, IN. (Henry Simon Jr was born on 27 Jan 1821 in Erden, Rhineland, Prussia and died on 27 Dec 1885 in Spencer Co, In St. Boniface Cemetery A-19-16.)