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Miss Fannie B. Nessle: Principal of Longfellow Elementary School, Toledo, Ohio


Fannie B. Nessle

Fannie B. Nessle (b. 1879, d. 1955) is the daughter of Henry Nessle (b. 1852 Half Moon, NY, d. 1930 Toledo, OH) and Annie R. Brereton Nessle (b. 1848, Manchester, Lancashire England, d. 1913, Toledo, OH) of Toledo, Ohio.

Fannie is also the sister of Brereton Nessle (b. 1884, Troy, NY, d. 1948, Toledo, OH, Father of James P. Nessle b. 1912, Waterville, Ohio, d. 1972 Waterville, Ohio).

Fannie is also the Great Aunt of my husband Jon Nessle (b. 1950 to James P. and Isabel Renn Nessle), originally of Waterville, Ohio. James and Isabel Nessle have five children: Paula Nessle Piehl of West Virginia, Kaylin (Kathy) Nessle Knollmiller of Arizona, Jon Nessle of Indiana, Phil Nessle of Ohio, and Jim Nessle, of New Mexico.

Fannie B. Nessle

Fannie B. Nessle is part of a book on Longfellow School I received as a birthday gift. The information on her is very interesting, especially since I do genealogy. Is there a chance Jim Nessle is connected to her group? He used to bring nature movies to the school and he has never been forgotton . The school was an exceptional place to be educated, I don't think anyone in today's world would understand all the benefits of Longfellow School and its special teachers.

Fannie Brereton Nessle

Dear Kay

Fannie Brereton Nessle is in fact related to the Jim Nessle you mention. Her brother Brereton Nessle, is Jim Nessle's father, so Fannie was Jim Nessle's aunt. I married Jim Nessle's son, Jon. Unfortunately by the time I met Jon, his dad had already passed on, so I never got to meet him. However we treasure the many stories we hear of how he used to educate schoolchildren all over the midwest with his entertaining lectures on nature.

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