Sensenig.-Esther M., child of Henry M. and Mary C. Sensenig died. Her stay on earth was short. Her loss is deep and painful, but we can look forward and hope to meet her again. Funeral services were held Jan. 10, conducted by Noah H. Mack. Text, Luke 18:16.
Gerber.-Eli Gerber born in Holmes Co., O., Jan. 12, 1838; died at his home near Walnut Creek, Jan. 16, 1911; aged 73 y. 4 d. He was married to Mary Hostetler. He leaves to mourn his departure, wife, 3 sons, 3 daughters, 8 grandchildren, 2 brothers and 2 sisters. Funeral services were held at the Walnut Creek Church, conducted by Fred. Calvin and Corson Mast.
White.-At his home near Chambersburg, Pa., Frank B. White, after an extended illness from tuberculosis, aged 41 y. 7 m. 29 d. He bore his affliction in patience, but sad to say he was building on his moral life. He is survived by his wife, father and mother, and 1 sister. He was buried on Jan. 16. Services in the German Baptist Church at Salem, conducted by Anthony and Casper Hasfelt. Interment in the Salem cemetery. May others take warning.
King.-Samuel, son of Jonathan and Lydia King was born on the Hawpatch, Lagrange Co., Ind., on what is known as the Norman Latta farm, July 26, 1854; died Jan. 22, 1911; aged 56 y. 5 m. 27 d. United with the Mennonite Church at the age of 20. His life was an example of Christian character that always suffers wrong rather than do wrong. He leaves to mourn his death 5 sisters and 2 brothers. Funeral was held at the Maple Grove church. Sermon by I. R. Detweiler.
Brindle.-Mary Brindle died at the home of her son-in-law, John Andkerbrandt, near Springfield, Cumberland Co., Pa., Jan. 15, very suddenly, although she had not been well for some time. The deceased was in the 70th year of her age. The body was brought to Chambersburg and funeral was held at the Mennonite Church north of Chambersburg by Jos. E. Lehman and John S. Burkholder. Text, Eccl. 8:8.
Gerber.-Eli Gerber was born in Walnut Creek Twp., Holmes Co., O., Jan. 12, 1838; died at his home one, mile north of Walnut Creek Jan. 16, 1911; aged 73 y. 4 d. Cause of death cerebral apoplexy. He leaves to mourn his departure, wife, 3 sons and 3 daughters. One daughter preceded him. Besides wife and children he leaves 2 brothers, 2 sisters, 8 grand children and a host of friends. He couldn't attend the church as well the last few years. He died very suddenly. It is a call that we should be ready at all times. Funeral services by Fred and Calvin Mast.
Strite.-On Jan. 18, 1911, our young sister, Susan May
Strite fell asleep as we believe in Jesus to be awakened by Him
"when all that are in their graves shall hear his voice and
shall come forth." Her age was 15 y. 5 m. 18 d. She gave
her life to God in the year 1909, was baptized and received into
Church fellowship and was a faithful follower of her Savior to
the end. During her sickness she frequently engaged in singing
such songs as, "Is thy heart right with God;" "Cleansed
and made holy, humble and lowly." Buried on the 20th in the
presence of a large number of sympathizing friends. Text, "Thou
shalt call and I will answer thee."
J. M. Shenk.
Troyer.-David J. Troyer was born in German Twp., on
Oct. 27, 1839; died at his home in Walnut Creek Twp., about a
mile west of the A. M. Church, on Friday evening, Jan. 20, 1911;
aged 71 y. 2 m. 23 d. His death is a loss to the family, the community,
and to the Church. He attended church whenever he could. On Jan.
17, 1864, he was married to Catharine Sommers. To this union were
born 11 children. Wife and 3 children preceded him. On Aug. 31,
1890, he again married Mary Weaver.* To this union were born 2
sons and 2 daughters. He leaves to mourn his departure wife, 12
children and 23 granchildren.** Funeral took place at the A. M.
Church on Jan. 23, by S. H. Miller. Text, II Tim. 4:6, and by
M. A. Mast. Text, Heb. 4:1.
Transcriber's note: *That is how it is stated. **That is their spelling.
Detweiler.-Samuel W. Detwiler was born Nov. 22, 1865,
and died Jan. 15, 1911; aged 45 y. 1 m. 23 d. He was married to
Malinda Kauffman. To this union were born 5 sons, and 3 daughters.
He also leaves behind, father, mother, 3 brothers and 3 sisters.
He is greatly missed in the home, neighborhood, church and Sunday
school. He died with pleurisy and pneumonia. He attended the Bible
conference until Tuesday evening then with all the help and care
that the doctor and friends could give he closed his eyes in sleep
to wake at the great resurrection morning.
Father, thou art greatly missed in our home, But we know thou are sweetly resting and bidding us to come.
Funeral services were held at the Fairview Church by E. A.
Bontrager and Menno Esch. Text, Rev 14:13. Buried at the Fairview
cemetery. The bereft family have the sincere sympathy of all the
neighbors, brethren and sisters.
Eli A. Bontrager.
Beiler.-Amos R., Beiler was born Jan. 3, 1906; died Jan. 8, 1911; aged 5 y. 5 d. Christian E., born July 3, 1907; aged 3 y. 3 m. 5 d. Both were sons of Levi and Sarah Beiler of Elverson, Pa. They died of diphtheria and were laid to rest in the Amish Cemetery in Caernarvon Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., located on the Smucker farm. They leave father, mother, 5 brothers, and 5 sisters to mourn their early departure. Although it was hard to part with these dear ones, the bereaved ones may rest assured that they have jewels in heaven, waiting to welcome their coming when God wishes to call them home.
Cover.-Nancy (Galley) Cover, widow of Samuel Cover, deceased, died of dropsy Jan. 8, 1911, near Masontown, Pa.; aged 73 y. 8 m. 8 d. She was united in marriage to Samuel Cover Apr. 14, 1870, who preceded her to the spirit world about 19 years. This union was blessed with 7 children, of whom one preceded her at the age of 5 years. Six children, a number of grandchildren, 7 sisters, 1 brother and a host of friends remain to mourn her departure. At the age of eighteen years she confessed Christ as her Savior, and united with the church of the Brethren in which faith she lived a Christian life until she calmly fell asleep in hope of the life to come through Jesus Christ our Lord. Funeral services were held at the Fairview Church Jan. 11, conducted by J. N. Durr of Martinsburg, Pa., and Elmer Hess of Masontown, Pa. Text, Phil. 1:21.
Detweiler.-Bro. Jacob Detweiler, of Blooming Glen, Pa.,
was born Aug. 10, 1835; died Jan. 17, 1911; aged 75 y. 5 m. 7
d. He had been afflicted with consumption which was aggravated
by an attack of grippe, hastening the end. He had united with
the Mennonite Church in his earlier years, and remained a consistent
Christian all his life. The writer, with some others, had the
privilege of visiting him on the last Sunday of his life on earth.
He still seemed to enjoy speaking about the "exceeding great
and precious promises" of God. The uprightness of his heart
was well manifested when as I was about to leave, I remarked that
I would remember him in prayer. He replied, "Yes, well, I
will try and do my duty, too." Only thirty-six hours later
his spirit took its flight to the heavenly abode. His wife and
2 children preceded him in death. Six sons and 4 daughters survive
him. Funeral services were held at Blooming Glen M. H. on Jan.
21. Bish. H. B. Rosenberger preached in German from Psa. 92:12-15.
He was followed by Pre. A. O. Histand in the English language.
W. D. F.
Martin.-- Emanuel Martin died at his home at Chambersburg,
Pa., Jan. 18, 1911; aged 96 y. 1 m. 9 d. Bro. Martin was born
in Lancaster Co., and moved with his father, Jacob Martin, to
Cumberland when but a boy and lived there until some time after
his marriage with Elizabeth Long of Chambersburg, when he came
to Franklin Co., where he resided since, and for the last 40 years
he lived in Chambersburg. He was an inoffensive citizen and was
known by a great many as "Uncle Emanuel." He was a widower
for 27 years and the last member of his father's family. He is
survived by a number of nephews and nieces. He was a faithful
member of the Mennonite Church for many years. Although he attained
a great age his mind was bright and he was full of energy and
enjoyed good health until a few months ago when his body became
weak of infirmities of old age and he was confined to is bed till
the death angel called him home.
Funeral on Friday, Jan. 20, at the Chambersburg M. H. by the brethren, D. E. Kuhns and Abram Metzler. Text, James 4:14. Interment in the graveyard adjoining. Peace to his ashes.
Hostettler.-Dorothy, infant daughter of Ira and Emma Hostettler, was born in Syracuse, Kans., Jan 7, 1911; died Jan. 14, 1911. Funeral services were conducted at Medora, Kans., by C. D. Yoder.
Winters.-Samuel H. Winters, Sr., died at his home very suddenly Jan. 22 from a stroke of apoplexy. The deceased had not been in very good health for some time past, having had a slight stroke about a year ago, which was followed by another about a week ago. The third one terminated fatally. The deceased was a farmer all his life and was an industrious and hardworking man. He was married twice, his first wife and 2 children having preceded him to the grave. Two children survive. His second wife and 2 children also survive. He reached the advanced age of 83 years. The funeral , which was very largely attended, took place Jan. 25. Interment was made in the family plot in Mount Ober cemetery.
Landis.-Esther E., wife of Henry E. Landis, died Jan.
20, at the home of her son-in-law, Benjamin L. Westenberger, at
Elizabethtown, Lancaster Co., Pa., from a complication of diseases;
aged 65 y. 1 m. 24 d. She is survived by her husband, 1 son, 4
daughters, 11 grandchildren, 6 brothers, and 4 sisters.
By her death the family has lost a kind wife and mother and the community a highly esteemed Christian woman.
The funeral was held at the Elizabethtown Mennonite Church by John G. Ebersole and Simon B. Landis. Interment was made in the Mount Tunnel cemetery. The deceased was since young womanhood a faithful member of the Mennonite Church, and resided nearly all her life time in Conroy township.
Grove.-Sister Elizabeth (Landis) wife of Deacon Isaac
Grove near Weyer's Cave, Va., was born Sept. 13, 1852; died Jan.
24, 1911; aged 56 y. 3 m. 11 d. She was the mother of 13 children,
2 preceded her to the spirit world. She leaves a sorrowing companion,
7 sons, 4 daughters, 6 grandchildren, 2 sisters and many relatives
and friends to mourn her departure. She was a kind and loving
wife and mother. "No one knew her but to love her."
She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for many years,
always filled her place in the Church. May all her children follow
their dear Christian mother's footsteps. Services were conducted
by the brethren, A. P. Heatwole and Christian Good. Text, John
14:1, "Let not your hearts be troubled." Services in
the Valley Brethren Church, interment in Union Chapel graveyard.
May the Lord comfort the bereaved family.
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Gospel Herald - Volume III, Number 45 - February 9, 1911 - page 722, 723, 724
Weber.-Elva, daughter of Bro. and Sister Serah Weber, was born Mar. 15, 1910; died Jan. 11, 1911; aged 9 m. 26 d. Funeral services took place Jan. 13, at the West Zion Church near Carstairs, Alta., conducted by N. B. Stauffer. Text, II Sam. 12:23.
Weber.-Eva, daughter of Bro. Noah and Sister Sarah Weber, was born Mar. 15, 1910; died Jan. 23, 1911; aged 10 m. 8 d. Eva was a twin sister to Elva, who preceded her to the spirit world 12 days. Funeral services on Jan. 24, at West Zion Church near Carstairs, Alta., Conducted by Pre. Gugim and N. B. Stauffer. Text, Heb. 9:12. Many were the cares that Bro. and Sister Weber and family have had with these little ones, but the Lord was pleased to move them to a world where all pain and sorrows are unknown. God comfort these sorrowing parents in their bereavement. N. B. S.
Hildebrand.-Wilson K. Hildebrand, little son of John
and Rebecca Hildebrand, died at their home near Dayton, Va., of
bronchitis, Jan. 17; aged 7 m. 16 d. Funeral services were held
at the Bank Church on the 8th* conducted by S. H. Rhodes. Text.
Matt. 19:14. Buried in the cemetery near by.
Transcriber's note: *Those are the dates given.
Dew.-Mildred Mae, infant daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Albert Dew, was born Jan. 19, 1911; died Jan. 28, 1911; aged 9 d. She leaves to mourn her early departure father, mother, 3 brothers, and 1 sister. Funeral was preached at the house by Pre. E. A. Bontrager. Text, Psa. 16:6. May God comfort the bereft family. E. A. B.
Kreisher.-Mary Kreisher died near Richfield, Pa., of pneumonia; aged 80 y. 2 m. 10 d. She was the last member of the family of Moses Kreisher being preceded to the eternal world by three sisters. Interment was made at Niemond's Reformed Church, where she had been a consistent member for 20 years. Services by Simon Auker and Sol. S. Graybill.
Zeigler.-Bro. Abraham K. Zeigler of Kulpsville, Pa., died Jan. 20, 1911, of Bright's disease; aged 82 y. 1 m. 13 d. His wife died about four years ago. He leaves 2 sons and 2 daughters. His funeral took place Jan. 26. The ministers Christian Allebach, Jacob Clemens and Jacob Stoner officiated. Interment in the Towamencin Mennonite burial ground.
Moyer.-Anna, widow of Philip Moyer died Jan. 13, 1911, of bronchial pneumonia; aged 76 years. She died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. S. C. Honsberger, Niagara Falls, N. Y. She was always a devoted adherent to the Mennonite faith. Being deprived of her hearing she had great comfort in the Gospel Herald, of which she had been a subscriber for many years.
Schrock.-Jonas Schrock was born Mar. 19, 1862; died Jan. 28, 1911; aged 48 y. 10 m. 9 d. He was married to Lizzie Bretz in 1884. This union was blessed with 1 son. His wife died Jan. 17, 1885. He married the second time Drucilla Gerber, Mar. 21, 1886. This union was blessed with 2 sons and 2 daughters. His second wife, 1 son and 2 daughters preceded him to the great beyond. He leaves to mourn his departure 2 sons, 4 grandchildren, 1 brother, 2 sisters and a host of friends. In his youth he became a sufferer of epileptic fits and on Jan. 22 he got another spell from which he never recovered. The last week he was able and well, he intended to visit his 2 sisters and 1 brother. Funeral took place at the A. M. Church, conducted by S. H. Miller. Text, Col. 3:1-4, and by M. A. Mast, text, Heb. 2. He was laid to rest in the cemetery near by.
Moyer.-Luther, son of Bro. C. Warren and Sister Annie B. Moyer, died Jan. 23, 1911, of pleuro-pneumonia and chicken-pox; age 1 y. 7 m. 2 d. He leaves father, mother, 2 sisters and 1 brother to mourn his early departure. Funeral Jan. 28, at the Towamencin Mennonite Church, Kulpsville, Pa. Pre. J. C. Clemens of Lansdale, Pa., and Pre. C. B. Allebach of Kulpsville, Pa., officiated.
Miller.-Enos M., twin son of Moses and Elisabeth Miller was born near Middlebury, Ind., March 7, 1910; died Jan. 15, 1911 aged 10 m. 8 d. He never fully recovered of an attack of catarrhal pneumonia last May, however at one time was much better, seemed very content in all his suffering. Then another siege of catarrh, fever and spinal trouble and much suffering, till God thought it enough and called him home where there is not suffering and pain. Funeral conducted by Amos Yoder and Levi Mast. May we live such lives that we may meet him over yonder, is my prayer. Father.
Horst.-Sister Susanna Horst, wife of David Horst, of Maugansville, Md., died Jan. 25, 1911; aged 80 y. 1 m. 5 d. She was born in Franklin Co., Pa., being a daughter of the late Henry Horst. At the time of her marriage she came to Maryland. She united with the Mennonite Church in her early life. She had been an invalid for many years spending 14 years on a wheel chair, waiting and longing for her Savior to call her home. Truly can we say there is a vacant chair in this home. She will be missed by the family and especially by her daughter, Anna who was at home waiting on her. She is survived by her husband, 2 sons and 3 daughters. Funeral Jan. 28. Services conducted by the brethren, C. R. Strite at the home, and at the Reiff's M. H. by D. Lesher, H. H. Baer and G. S. Keener.
Heatwole.-Rachael Malinda, wife of Frederic Heatwole, died at their home near Dayton, Va., Jun. 19, 1911; aged 60 y. 8 m. 27 d. She had been a sufferer 15 years and for the last eight or ten years had not been able to leave the house to any extent. About four weeks ago her condition became critical, and she gradually became worse until the end. Her death was caused by tuberculosis. She has long been a member of the Church of the Brehren. She leaves her husband and 2 children. One grandchild was buried about two weeks before its grandmother. Funeral serivces were held at Mt. Horeb Church conducted by Jos. M. King, of the Church of the Brethren, and P. A. Funkhouser, of the U. B. Church, after which she was laid to rest in the cemetery near the church.
Bauman.-Amos S. Bauman was born Oct. 19, 1854, in Waterloo Co., Ont., and died Jan. 2, 1911; aged 56 y. 2 m. 14 d. He was married to Lydia Martin, July 30, 1876. To this union were born 12 children, 2 of which preceded him to the spirit-world. In 1880 he was converted and soon after became a member of the Mennonite Church, and later he, with his family moved to northwestern Iowa. In 1902 he moved to Mayton, Alta., Canada, where he owned a large farm. He was industrious and prosperous and was well spoken of as a neighbor and will be much missed in the community. For some time previous he had been a sufferer with stomach and bowel trouble which was the ultimate cause of his death. The funeral took place on Jan. 5, where a large concourse of relatives and friends had gathered to pay a last tribute of respect to one whom they had learned to love. Services were conducted by N. B. Stauffer and Pre. Gugim. Text, Phil. 1:21.
Hershey.-Elias Hershey was born Mar. 13, 1837; died Jan. 12, 1911, at Paradise, Lancaster Co., Pa.; aged 73 y. 9 m. 29 d. Deceased was a son of the late Pre. Jacob Hershey and lived all his life on the farm where he was born in Paradise township, until 16 years ago, when he retired and moved to the village of Paradise, where he died. His wife, who was Anne Kreider, died nearly 6 years ago. He is survived by 2 sons and 3 daughters, all married except the youngest daughter, who kept house for him and most faithfully cared for and nursed him as his strength failed and his life gradually ebbed away, and though he will be missed in the church and community by many none will miss him so much as the one who is left entirely alone and we extend to her our deepest sympathies. Funeral services Jan. 16, at the house by D. R. Workman (a good friend and neighbor of the Presbyterian Church) and the Paradise Church by C. M. Brackbill and J. B. Senger.
Martin.-Fanny Martin, daughter of Daniel and Harriet Brubaker, was born Dec. 21, 1845, in Clearfield Co., Pa.; died Jan. 21, 1911, at her home in Georgetown.; age 65 y. 1 m. She with her parents moved to Wayne Co., O., in the fall of 1869. She was married to Jacob Martin, Oct. 19, 1871. To this union 2 children were born; one died in infancy. She is survived by her husband, 1 son and wife, 1 grand-daughter, 2 brothers and 1 sister. She united with the Mennonite Church early in life and remained faithful to her vows until death. Sister Martin bore her suffering with great patience, though often expressing her desire to go home and be with Jesus; admonishing all to live the Christ life. During the last hours of her life she seemed to be talking with messengers from that heavenly land, where she longed to go. Amid all her suffering she at times would almost forget her pain in her desire to join the white robed throng. On Saturday morning her Savior said it is enough and she peacefully passed from this world of sorrow to that home of endless joy.
Ray.-Joseph Ray died at Sparkling Springs, Va., Jan. 19, 1911; aged 66 y. 5 m. 7 d. He had been in poor health for several years and since early last summer suffered from gangrene, which with other complications caused his death. About noon on the day before he died it was thought he actually breathed his last. His body was prepared for burial and placed in a cold room, where it lay for about seven hours. When the undertaker came to embalm the body, on turning him over he thought he heard a faint groan. On close examination his heart and pulse were found to be beating regularly but very weak. Hot applications and other restoratives were used which brought more distinct signs of life. The heart and pulse became stronger as the body became comfortable. It was not not* thought that he gained consciousness. Soon after noon of the next day, he was examined by a physician and pronounced dead but the exact time of his death was not known. He had been a member of the Mennonite Church for several years. Funeral services were held at the Mt. Clinton Church by S. H. Rhodes on the 20th. He was buried in the cemetery near the church. *not is repeated.
Culp.-Melchoir P. Culp was born in Columbiana Co., O., Apr. 27, 1843; died Jan. 20, 1911; aged 67 y. 8 m. 23 d. He came to Elkhart Co., Ind., with his parents in 1850. He died of stomach troubles contracted during his service as a soldier in the war of the late rebellion. His life was one of varied experiences and of different pursuits with the rest of his fellow travelers through this vale of tears. He had his full share of trials and troubles. During the last ten years of his life he owned and operated a hack and gained for himself the reputation of a faithful and efficient man in his vocation. About five weeks previous to his death he was compelled to give up the duties of his calling and since that time was confined to his house and to his bed. For years he had been subject to severe attacks of stomach troubles and it was one of these that terminated his life. During his sickness he was interested in his salvation, and earnestly prayed that God might have mercy on his soul, and we have reason to believe that He who has promised never to leave or forsake those who put their trust in Him may have imparted the grace, peace and pardon for which he so earnestly plead. He is survived by 1 son, 2 brothers, 6 sisters and many relatives. Funeral services were held at the Mennonite Church on Sunday, Jan. 22, by John F. Funk and George Lambert from I Cor. 15:26.
Amstutz.-Sister Barbara Steiner Amstutz, wife of Frederich
Amstutz was born Aug. 27, 1836 near Sterling, O.; died very suddenly
Jan. 27, 1911, at the home of her son, Ulrich, near Orrville,
O. Her death was caused by apoplexy of the cerebrum. She performed
her daily duties as usual and retired in the evening, not complaining
of being ill. It was quite a shock to the family on arising in
the morning, to find that mother had passed away. She married
Frederick Amstutz in 1857. This union was blessed with 6 sons
and 5 daughters. The father, 2 daughters and 1 son have preceded
her to the spiritual world. She leaves to mourn her sudden departure
5 sons, 3 daughters, 17 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren,
6 brothers, and 1 sister, and many other relatives and friends.
She united with the Mennonite Church in her early life and proved
a faithful member until death. Her age at death was 74 y. 5 m.
Short services were conducted at the house by David McFadden. Services proper were held at Crown Hill Church, north of Orrvile, by I. J. Buchwalter. Text, Rev. 2:17. The remains was* carried to the cemetery near by the church. The children followed a loving and a kind mother to her last resting place. Friends from Cleveland, Barbeton, Canton, Orrville, Wadsworth, Rittman, Sterling, Bluffton and Cloumbus Grove, Ohio were in attendance at the funeral. *That is the wording they used.
Hostetler.-Paul J. Hostetler was born in Holmes Co.,
O., Nov. 25, 1849; died of diabetes at his home in Lagrange Co.,
Ind., Jan. 25, 1911; aged 63 y. 2 m. When a boy of 15 he moved
with his parents from Ohio to Indiana, where he lived till his
death. At the age of 22 he united with the A. M. Church at the
Forks Church and later for convenience in attendance with the
Mennonite Church at Emma. He remained a faithful member of the
same until death. In 1870 he was united in marriage with Esther
Miller. To this union were born 10 children 4 of whom preceded
him to the home above. He leaves to mourn his departure a loving
companion, 6 sons, 11 grandchildren, 7 brothers and many friends
and neighbors. Bro. Hostetler had been in ill health for some
time, but was confined to his bed only from the 23rd. During the
interval he could not speak any more. He is missed in the home
where he was a loving husband and a kind father, in the Church
where he was a faithful brother and in the community where he
was a helpful neighbor.
Funeral was held at the Emma Church where a very large number of friends had assembled to show the last tribute of respect to the departed. Services were conducted at the home by John Garber in English and by Amos Cripe in German. Text, II Tim. 4:6, 7. Followed by Samuel Weaver. Text, Rev. 14:13.
Barnhart.-Philip Barnhart, of Hinton, Va., died at his home of supposed apoplexy, Jan. 9, 1911; aged 77 y. 9 m. 20 d. He had been in failing health for a year and for a week complained more than usual, though there was no indication that his end was so near. He was a German by birth, unable to read the English language and practically blind from a cataract on his eye. His wife was reading a daily paper to him in which he seemed interested. Sometimes commenting and asking questions, when of a sudden he threw up his hands and expired in a short time. The story of his life reads somewhat romantic. He was born at Hesse, Darmstadt, on the Rhine in Germany. In 1855 he and Katherine Smith who afterwards became his first wife, and several others left Germany and sailed for America. While passing through the North Sea their ship was wrecked and they were thrown into the sea, when there was a wild scramble for life, one of the party being drowned. Young Barnhart caught the said Katharine Smith by the hair and swam some distance and landed on Pedro Island, a little piece of land that was near. After two months life of hardship on the island they found passage on a ship and returned to Germany, but it seems their rough experience did not have the effect to abate the desires of these two typical Germans to reach America. A year afterwards they again started and were successful in landing in New York from which place they went to Dayton, Va., and were married soon afterward. They spent the remainder of their lives in Rockingham Co., Va., he working at the blacksmith trade. He is survived by his second wife, whose maiden name was Showalter, 4 sons, 2 daughters and 2 step-children. He had been a faithful member of the Church of the Brethren for about 40 years. Funeral services were held at the Mt. Horeb Church conducted by S. I. Bowman of the Church of the Brethren, assisted by J. S. Martin of the Mennonite Church. His body was laid to rest in the cemetery near the church.
Landis.-John L. Landis died at his home at Oreville, Pa. on Friday morning, Jan. 20, 1911 in his seventy-seventh year. He suffered from rheumatism for several months, which later attacked his heart, and was the immediate cause of his death. Deceased was well known as a charitable man, one of his many good acts being the donation of 8 1-4 acres of land, where the Mennonite Home at Oreville, Pa., now stands. He was a member of the Mennonite Church for over 30 years. He is survived by his wife, who was Lydia Buckwalter. The body was brought to the Mennonite Home on Monday, Jan. 23, where funeral services were held and afterwards at the Mennonite Church at East Petersburg, Pa. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery in the presence of a large number of sympathizing friends. He is greatly missed in his home and by the neighborhing poor.
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Thomas.--Mollie Rose, infant child of Amos and Sister Fannie Thomas, Hollsopple, Pa., died Feb. 6. Funeral services were conducted Feb. 8 at the home by L. A. Blough. Burial at the Blough Church.
Saylor.--Alverta Irene, daughter of Bro. Orange and Sister Fannie Saylor of Hollsopple, Pa., died Jan. 27, 1911; aged 1 m. 3 d. Funeral services were conducted Jan. 29 at the Blough Church by S. G. Shetler. Text, Gen. 37:30. Buried in cemetery near by.
Longanecker.--David Longanecker was born Apr. 23, 1858; died Jan. 6, 1911; aged 52 y. 8 m. 13 d. In 1882 he married to Mary Frances Johnson, to which union were born 4 children. His sufferings, which were borne patiently, were brief and were caused by tuberculosis of which disease his wife and one daughter also died several years previous. He is survived by 3 children, 1 grandchild, 8 brothers and sisters and a host of friends who mourn his departure. Services conducted by E. D. Hess. Text, Jno. 11:28. Interment in cemetery near Masontown, Pa., Church.
Culp.--Magdalena Tiel Culp was born in Germany, Feb. 16, 1856, and while still a small girl came with her parents to America. She resided in Elkhart about 25 years. She suffered with tuberculosis for about four years, the last eight weeks of which she was confined to her bed, and died on Feb. 4, 1911; aged 54 y. 11 m. 18 d. She was the mother of 2 children, a son and a daughter. The daughter died in Oct., 1910. The son, 1 brother and 1 half brother, survive. Funeral services were held in the Mennonite M. H. in Elkhart, on Feb. 7 by George Lambert and John F. Funk.
Eshleman.--Chester L. son of Eli M. and Ida Eshleman
of near Herrville, Lancaster Co., Pa., was born July 1, 1898;
died Jan. 30, 1911; aged 12 y. 6 m. 29 d. Death resulted from
an injury sustained 6 years ago. When six years of age the boy
fell from a wagon and was run over. The injury sustained resulted
in the complete paralysis of his lower limbs and he was bedfast
until relieved by death. But he bore it all with patience and
never murmured or complained. He will be greatly missed in the
home but we trust that he is gone where pain and trials are over
and that our loss is his eternal gain.
His parents, 7 sisters, 3 brothers survive. Funeral was held at the Byerland Mennonite Chruch. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
Berkey.--Magdalena Berkey died at the home of her son, Dec. 25, 1910; aged 85 y. 8 m. 13 d. She was married to Jacob C. Berkey, who preceded her to the glory world ten years ago. To this union were born 2 sons and 1 daughter. One boy and girl preceded her to the glory world. She was a member of the A. M. Church. Funeral services were held at the Stahl Church, Johnstown, Pa., on Dec. 27, by S. G. Shetler in German and James Saylor and L. A. Blough in English.
Yoder.--Catherine (Stahley) Yoder, wife of John S. Yoder
(deceased) died Jan. 16, 1911, at her home near Topeka, Ind.,
aged 76 y. 5 m. 3 d.
She was united in marriage to John S. Yoder, Mar. 22, 1853, who preceded her to the spirit world 3 years. This union was blessed with 5 sons, who with 1 brother, 9 grandchidren, and 1 great-grandchild and a host of friends remain to mourn her departure. She united with the Mennonite Church in her early years and remained faithful until death claimed her. Funeral services were held at Maple Grove Church Jan. 18, 1911, conducted by Jonathan Kurtz. Burial at Maple Grove cemetery.
Holdeman.--Cristian N. Holdeman was born in Ashland
Co., Ohio, Sept. 10, 1847, and peacefully fell asleep Feb. 5,
1911; aged 63 y. 4 m. 25 d.
In 1850 he moved with his parents into the woods, in what is now the vicinity of Wakarusa, Ind. Here he grew up and at an early age he became thoroughly acquainted with the trials and hardships of the early pioneer life. Nov. 19, 1871, he was united in marriage to Harriet Gongner. His wife and 2 children preceded him to the spirit world in the year 1886. Nov. 24, 1889 he was united in marriage to Louisa Seidner.
At the age of 17 he united with the Mennonite Church, in which he remained a faithful and active member to the time of his death. He always tried to be neighborly and considerate of the needs and wants of those with whom he met.
His wife, 9 children, 7 grandchildren, 3 sisters and many other relatives and friends survive.
Funeral services were conducted in the Olive Church near Elkhart, Ind., Feb. 8, 1911, by D. A. Yoder and P. E. Whitmer. Text, Matt. 25:21.
Miller.--Martha (Kilmer) Miller, wife of Henry Miller, was born in Crawford Co., O., June 20, 1845; died Feb. 1, 1911, in Wakarusa, Ind.; aged 65 y. 7 m. 11 d. She came with her parents to Indiana in 1853, settling near Wakarusa, where she grew to womanhood. In 1868 she was married at her home to Henry Miller. To this union were born 2 children, Ella and Lucy. They spent part of their time in Elkhart, but for the last nine years lived in Wakarusa. She leaves to mourn her departure her husband, 2 daughters, 7 grandchildren and 2 sisters, and many friends. She confessed her Savior the latter part of Jan. 1910, and on Mar. 27, 1910, she was baptized and received into the church one mile west of Wakarusa. Soon after she was afflected with a lingering disease of a weak heart from which she never recovered. She remained faithful to the Mennonite Church. She bore her afflictions with Christian patience and often had a desire that God's people come and sing and pray with her. So we believe our loss is her gain. The funeral was held Feb. 5, in the Christian Church in Wakarusa where a large crowd of people had gathered. Services were conducted by Lloyd Smeltzer of the Christian church, who opened the services by reading Psa. 90 and led in prayer and Henry Weldy preached the sermon from John 14:2. Burial at the Olive cemetery. May God bless the husband and daugthers, especially Lucy, who was not able to go to the funeral on account of sickness.
Snader.--Bro. Saul R. Snader, Jr. died at his home near
Rockville, Chester Co., Pa., on Sunday morning, Feb. 5; aged 44
y. 5 m. 12 d. Deceased had not been in good health for some time
and took his bed about six days before his death. He suffered
much at times. He was a faithful and active member of the Mennonite
Church, and resided formerly in the Weaverland district, where
he has a host of warm friends. He moved with his family to Chester
Co., Pa., 6 years ago, and engaged in farming. He will be greatly
missed in the Church and Sunday school, but most of all by his
wife and large family, consisting of 15 children, ranging in ages
from 1 to 21 years, all living at home, and now under the care
of a kind and bereaved mother. They all have the sympathy of the
community and more than that the fond hope and assurance that
he is at rest and the promise in God's Word to meet him again,
if they are obedient and faithful to His Word. The funeral which
was largely attended took place on Feb. 9, at Weaverland. Services
by Bish. Benjamin Weaver and John W. Weaver. Text, II Cor. 12:9.
D. S. W.
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Burkholder.--Samuel, infant child of Bro. Amos and Sister Fanny Burkholder, was born Jan. 6, 1911; died Jan. 13, 1911. Although this little jewel graced the home of its parent for only one short week, yet they were loath to give it up. Buried at the Wideman Church Feb. 14, where Samuel R. Hoover conducted a short service. Text, Mark 10:13:16.
Mishler.--Bertha Pearl, wife of Rollin J. Mishler, and daughter of Samuel and Fannie Troyer, was born in La Grange Co., Ind., July 12, 1893; died Feb. 11, 1911; aged 17 y. 6 m. 29 d. She leaves to mourn her sad departure a husband, an infant daughter, father, mother, 5 sisters, 1 brother, and grandmother, besides many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Forks Church near Middlebury, Ind., where a vast concourse of people gathered to pay their last tribute of respect to the departed sister. Services were conducted by Oscar Hostetler, Yost Miller and S. E. Weaver, from Prov. 27:1.
King.--Menno S. King was born in Elkhart, Ind., April 12, 1864; died in Cass Co., Mo., Feb. 4, 1911; aged 46 y. 9 m. 20 d. Bro. King married as his first wife Sarah E. Zook, Feb. 14, 1893. This union was blessed with one son and one daughter. His first wife died June 8, 1903. He married his second wife, Mary Hartzler, Feb. 24, 1907. This union was blessed with one son. He is survived by his wife and 3 children, his aged mother, (widow of John C. King), 3 brothers and one sister. His death was caused by a abcess of the lungs and he suffered severe pain till death relieved him. He was a member of the Sycamore Grove congregation at which place his funeral was held, Feb. 6, 1911. Interment in Clearfork cemetery.
Yoder.--Christian E. Yoder was born in Somerset Co.,
Pa., July 30, 1847; died at his home at Shore, Ind., Wednesday
afternoon, Feb. 8, 1911; aged 63 y. 6 m. 8 d. His death is a loss
to the family and to the Church. He attended church and Sunday
school whenever he could. On Feb. 11, 1875, he was married to
Mary Ann Plank. To this union were born 4 children; the wife and
2 children preceded him. On Apr. 23, 1882, he again was married
to Christena Mast. To this union were born 5 children, 2 of them
preceded him. Bro. Yoder died very suddenly. This should be a
warning to all. Funeral services conducted by the brethren, O.
S. Hostetler in English and Y. C. Miller in German. Texts, Isa.
38:1 and Matt. 24:44.
Y. C. Miller
Freed.--Elizabeth Moyer was born in Wayne Co., O., Jan.
19, 1832; died at Wakarusa, Ind., Feb. 1, 1911; aged 79 y. 12
d. She was married to Andrew Freed, Nov. 15, 1853. They came to
Indiana in the spring of 1854 and moved on a farm in Locks township,
where she lived until the year 1894, when she moved to Wakarusa,
where she lived until her death, due to paralysis. To this union
were born 7 children, 6 of whom survive. She also leaves to mourn
their loss, 4 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. She united
with the Mennonite Church many years ago of which she remained
a faithful member until the Redeemer called her to live with Him
in the home beyond.
The funeral was held from the M. E. Church Friday afternoon. It was attended by a large company of friends and relatives; the church being completely filled. The services were in charge of David Yoder, assisted by Silas Weldy.
Hoover.--Enos R. Hoover was born in Markham Twp., Ont.,
June 18, 1855; died at Mr. Joy, Ont., Feb. 4, 1911, in the 56th
year of his life. Bro. Hoover lived in happy wedlock over 30 years
with Delilah Nighswander who suvives him. To this union were born
2 chldren, a son who died several years ago and a daughter who
shares this sorrow with her mother. One brother and his wife were
converted and taken into the church in 1892. Although of a quiet
and retiring disposition, he was loved and highly respected by
those who knew him best. He leaves behind him a bright Christian
testimony. His only hope was in Jesus in whom he trusted. After
a brief illness of one week he died from inflammation of the throat.
The funeral was conducted Feb. 6, according to the request of
the deceased by Moses WEber in German and L. J. Burkholder in
English. Texts, Psa. 116:15; I Pet. 1:3-5. The burial took place
at the Wiedman Church and although the weather was extremely inclement
a large garthering assembled to show respect toward one who ived*
an exemplary Christian life.
*That is the way they wrote it.
Gnagey.--Sister Savannah Gnagey died at the home of
Bro. J. D. Stutzman, near Milford, Nebr., Feb. 7, 1911, at the
age of 22 years. Sister Gnagey arrived at Milford just two weeks
previous to her death. She came to visit her brother, J. Irvin
Gnagey, after which she intended going to South Dakota to spend
the summer. But our ways are not the Lord's ways, and our thooughts
not His thoughts. This truth was again brought home to us. Three
days after her arival* she was taken sick with the measels, and
afterwards pneumonia set in, which caused her death. She told
her brother she would not be well again, and often sang the hymn,
"I'm going home to die no more." She was a member of
the Mennonite Church. A short service was held at the home of
Bro. J. D. Stutzman, conducted by Bish. Joseph Schlegel by the
reading of Psalms 16, after which the remains, accompanied by
her father and brother, were taken to her home near Pigeon, Mich.,
for burial. This was another loud call for the youg* people. "Watch
therefore; for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come."
By A Sister.
*That is their spelling.
Roth.--Sister Barbara Roth (nee Nafsinger)was born in Hickory Co., Mo., March 20, 1872; died very suddenly January 19, 1911 at her home in Cass Co., Mo., aged 38 y. 9 m. 29 d. Her death was caused by bronchitis and heart trouble. She was married to Bro. Joseph Roth Dec. 1, 1895, and moved to Cass Co., Mo. in the spring of 1905. This union was blessed with 7 children, one child died in infancy and one twin daughter, Emma May Roth, born Nov. 2, 1910; died Jan. 4, 1911; aged 2 m. 2 d., passing to the great beyond 15 days before its mother. She leaves to mourn her sudden departure her sorrowing husband, 3 daughters, 2 sons, an aged father (John B. Nafsinger) a stepmother, 4 brothers, 8 sisters and a host of friends. She united with the A. M. church in youth and was faithful and true to her end of life. She was deeply interested in the welfare of her family and the church. Burial at the Clearfork cemetery, Jan. 20, 1911. On account of Small Pox in the family and community services were not held till Feb. 12, 1911, at the Sycamore Church, by Bro. Samuel Detweiler of Kansas (Text, Psa. 90:12) and the home ministers from II Cor. 5:1-10 and I Thes. 4:15.
Myers.--After a lingering illness from cancer of the stomach Mary (Shank), wife of Isaac Meyers, of Greencastle, Pa., passed to her eternal rest; aged 54 y. 9 m. 16 d. For about fourty days she lay without taking practically any nourishment. All through her sickness she was perfectly resigned to God and His will, never complaining either of her affliction nor of the removal from her family which seemed so certain and close at hand. She often said it would be "easy to go," that "the way was so clear." When the fact of her early departure was first deeply impressed, her great concern was not that she must now go, but for the salvation of some who were especially dear to her. For years she was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church and was a strong factor in showing her family the way to Christ. During the recent series of meetings at the Cedar Grove Church she was often present when it was evident that she would have been more comfortable at home, but her soul's desire was to be in the service and to encourage others to attend. She wept tears of joy when several of her family yielded to the Savior. She was a real mother in her home of husband, 2 sons and 6 daughters. In fact, her motherly interest and concern was felt far beyond her home walls. Her death has caused not only a great gap in the home, but she will be missed by the community in general. She seemed to be a friend to all, and many, far and wide, were happy to call her "Aunt Mary." Hundreds visited her during sickness, and it is estimated that thirteen hundred were present at the funeral. Services at Cedar Grove, Sunday, Feb. 12,by C. R. Strite and George S. Keener. Texts, "This is my rest forever (Psa. 132:14), "To me to live is Christ, and to die is gain" (Phil. 1:21).
Hershberger.--Owen Abram, only son of Adrian and Lydia Hershberger, died at Walnut Creek, O., in the doctor's house while undergoing an operation, Feb. 13, 1911; aged 3 y. 3 d. Leaves to mourn his departure parents, grandparents and a host of relatives and friends. After his death his body was taken to his grandparents' home east of Walnut Creek, O., where he remained till burial at the A. M. cemetery, Feb. 15. Services by S. H. Miller (Isa. 40:11) and by M. A. Mast (II Sam. 12:23).
Lehman.--Catharine (Davidhizar), wife of Jesse Lehman, was born in St. Joe Co., Ind., Jan. 5, 1862. Married to Jesse Lehman Nov. 27, 1901. To this union was born 1 child. For many years she was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church, in which faith she lived until her death. Father, mother, 2 brothers, and 1 sister have preceded her to the Spirit world. She is survived by a husband, 1 daughter, 5 brothers, and many other relatives and friends who mourn her departure. She died Feb. 5, 1911; aged 49 y. 1 m. May our loss be her gain. Text, Jno. 17:4, last clause. Services conducted by D. A. Yoder and H. Weldy.
Good.--Sister Fannie, wife of Solomon Good (deceased), died Jan. 8, 1911, at her home near Bowmansville, Pa.; 72 y. 5 m. 12 d. She is survived by 3 sons, a number of grandhcildren and many relatives and friends to mourn her departure. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church. It was always her desire to attend church and Sunday school when her health permitted. She always had a kind word for everybody, and was loved by all who knew her. Funeral services were conducted at the house by Bro. Abraham Gehman and in the Bowmansville Chruch by Bros. Noah Bowman and Benj. Weaver. Buried in the cemetery near by.
Martin.--Bro. Jacob C. Martin was born in Clarence, N. Y., June 6, 1837; died of heart trouble Feb. 13, 1911; aged 73 y. 8 m. 13 d. He was united in marriage with Sarah Wisterman, Mar. 6, 1862. From the state of New York they moved to Michigan then to Illinois, form whence they moved to Adams Co., Neb., in the year 1886. Some years later they united with the Mennonite Church near Roseland, where they lived until his death. To this union were born 1 son and 3 daughters, who with his wife, 1 brother and 13 grandchildren survive to mourn his death. He was buried at the Roseland Mennonite cemetery, Feb. 16. Funeral services were conducted by Bro. Albrecht Shiffler. Text, John 11:25, 26.
Steiner.--Adam Steiner passed away at his home in Morrison,
Ill., Feb. 12, after an illness of about two weeks. The deceased
was born near Orville, O., Oct. 11, 1827, being at the time of
his death 83 y. 4 m. 1 d. He resided on the farm in Ohio until
about 25 years of age, when on account of ill health, he started
west with a party who made the trip over land in wagons.
He located at Washington, Iowa, where he remained two years. He then returned to Ohio where he married Sept. 23, 1858, to Fianna Longanecker and to them nine children were born. One son, William preceded him in death, having died June 2, 1902.
Bro. and Sister Steiner came to Ustick, Ill., in 1869 where they resided until 1904, when they moved to Morrison.
Bro. Steiner united with the Mennonite church when a young man and has been a faithful member since that time. Besides his wife, two brothers and two sisters he leaves eight children to mourn his death. They are: Mrs. Daniel Deter of Union Grove, Noah W. of Rock Island, Mrs. J. G. Green and Mrs. Wm. Jamison of Ustick, Mrs. C. J. Fisk, who resides north of Morrison, and Jacob W., Daniel L., and leander S. of Morrison.
Funeral services were held at the Mennonite church near Morrison on Tuesday, Feb. 14. Buried in the cemetery adjoining the church. Services were conducted by John Nice, assisted by John McCulloh. Text II Tim. 4: 6-8.
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