Miller. - Yost Miller was born in Pennsylvania June 27, 1830; died at the home of his daughter near White Cloud, Mich., June 24, 1911; aged 80 y. 11 m. 28 d. His wife and 6 children preceded him to the spirit world. He is survived by 2 sons and 2 daughters. Services at the house June 25, by T. U. Nelson and J. P. Miller in English and J. J. Stutzman in German. On the 26th the remains were taken to Forest Grove, Ind., for burial.
Sallee. - John Sallee, was born Jan. 1, 1850; died June 24, 1911, of a lingering illness. A few weeks before his death he accepted Christ, was baptized and received as a member of the Mennonite Church. Bro. Sallee was with us but a short time here on earth but we expect to meet him again, when we will be forever with the Lord. Funeral services were conducted by Bishop Andrew Shenk. Burial in Friends' cemetery, Purcell, Mo.
Hershberger. - Anna Ursula, daughter of Bro. Seth and Christena Hershberger was born in Miami Co., Ind., July 5, 1895; died with paralysis and rupture of a blood vessel June 21, 1911; aged 15 y. 11 m. 16 d. Ursula was converted Feb. 1, 1909, during the series of meetings held at the Mennonite Church by Abram Metzler of Martinsburg, Pa., and united with the above named Church Mar. 7, 1909. She lived a consistent Christian life until death. About a year prior to her death she was taken sick with a stroke of paralysis, and for awhile it was thought that she would not regain her health; but after a few months of suffering she regained her health again, so that she was able to work and attend school. But a few months before her death she began to fail in health until Saturday before her death she was again stricken with paralysis.
Gingerich. - Barbara Gingerich was born in Juniata Co., Pa., Feb. 10, 1828; died May 26, 1911; aged 82 y. 3 m. 21 d. Her disease was due to infirmities of old age. She was married to Joseph Gingerich and lived in Juniata county for some time then moved to Indiana where he died. She then lived with her niece at Israel Pletcher,s in Indiana until a few years ago, when she came to Lancaster Co., Pa., and lived with her nephew, John Kurtz, until her death. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church. Providence left them childless. All her sisters and brothers preceded her to the spirit world. Services were held at the house by Jonas Martin and Menno Zimmerman and at Bowmansville meeting house by Henry Good and Benj. Weaver. The remains were laid to rest in adjoining graveyard. Rest to her soul. Peace to her ashes.
Martin. - Minnie May, daughter of Bro. and Sister D.
K. Martin, of near Stuarts Draft, Va., was born Oct. 2, 1895;
died June 21, 1911; aged 15 y. 8 m. 19 d. Minnie never was a healthy
child, and about 17 months ago had diphtheria, and has been failing
fast ever since. Her death was due to tuberculosis. She was confined
to her room, mostly in bed, for about 4 months. At times she was
a great sufferer. She accepted Christ over a year ago, and was
an example of loyalty to her associates. Father, mother, 4 brothers
and 3 sisters are left to mourn their loss. One sister preceded
her to the eternal home.
She was always so attentive to the smaller ones of the family. When little Margaret died she said, "Mamma, don't you think Margaret wants me?" We have the bright hope they are now enjoying each other's presence in that "Heavenly home so bright and fair," the hymn Minnie wanted sung for her on Sunday before she died and said she did not know before it was so beautiful. Funeral services were held at Springdale Church on June 23 and interment in the burying ground adjoining. Short service at the home by Bro. E. T. Heatwole and at the Church by the brethren, E. C. Shank, E. J. Berkey and A. P. Heatwole. Text, Jas. 4:14.
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Gospel Herald - Volume IV, Number 15 - July 13, 1911, Page 239, 240
Shetler. - Emma Catharine Shetler was born Jan. 10, 1884; died June 9, 1911; aged 27 y. 4 m. 29 d. The father and mother, 1 brother and many friends mourn the loss of one who was kind to us. For 6 years Emma was a member of the Mennonite Church. She will be missed because her seat is vacant. Funeral services were conducted by James Saylor and E. J. Blough at the Kauffman Amish Church near Davidsville, Pa., after which the body was taken to the Kauffman cemetery and laid to rest.
Nafzinger. - Minnie, only daughter of Samuel K. and
Sarah Nafzinger, was born in Fulton Co., O., Jan. 11, 1894; died
July 1, 1911; aged 17 y. 5 m. 20 d. She leaves father, mother,
1 brother, and many relatives and friends to mourn her early departure.
About 6 months ago she realized the need of a Savior and was converted
to God and united with the Amish Mennonite Church, of which she
remained a faithful member until death.
Funeral July 3, at the Central Church near Archbold, O., conducted by Henry Rychener in English and E. L. Frey in German.
Kauffman. - Fannie (Rich) Kauffman was born Dec. 30, 1841, in Alsace, Germany; died near Wayland, Ia., June 18, 1911; aged 69 y. 5 m. 18 d. She accepted Jesus as her personal Savior and remained a faithful member of the Amish Mennonite Church unto the end. On June 20, 1867, she was united in marriage to Bro. Joseph Kauffman. This union was blessed with 2 sons and 3 daughters, 1 son and 1 daughter having preceded her to the spirit world. Funeral services were held at the Sugar Creek Church conducted by the home ministers. Texts, Isa. 45:22, 23; I Cor. 11:50. Interment in the cemetery nearby.
Sweigart. - Mary, wife of Samuel Sweigart, passed to
her reward June 12, at her home in New Holland, Pa., in her 75th
year. In 1864 she was married to Samuel Sweigart and to this union
were born 10 children of whom 4 preceded her to the spirit world.
Twenty-one grandchildren mourn the loss of their grandmother.
She was take ill with cancer last November and was bed-fast the
last two months, with great suffering. She was a consistent member
of the Mennonite Church, a faithful wife, a loving mother, and
had the esteem and respect of all who knew her.
Mother Sweigart expressed her desire to depart life and her intense suffering, but also longed to be restored to health and assist in service to her many loved ones.
Funeral June 15. Interment in Groffdale cemetery. Services by Bros. Benjamin Weaver and N. H. Mack.
"Her place is the home is vacant,
Her voice is heard no more,
Yet we hope again to meet her,
On the blissful, evergreen shore."
Hershberger. - Anna Ursula, daughter of Bro. Seth and
Christena Hershberger was born in Miami Co., Ind., July 5, 1895;
died with paralysis and rupture of a blood vessel June 21, 1911;
aged 15 y. 11 m. 16 d. Ursula was converted Feb. 1, 1909, during
the series of meetings held at the Mennonite Church by Abram Metzler
of Martinsburg, Pa., and united with the above named Church Mar.
7, 1909. She lived a consistent Christian life until death.
About a year prior to her death she was taken sick with a stroke of paralysis, and for awhile it was thought that she would not regain her health; but after a few months of suffering she regained her health again, so that she was able to work and attend school. But a few months before her death she began to fail in health until Saturday before her death she was again stricken with paralysis.
She leaves to mourn her early departure father, mother, 4 brothers, 2 sisters, and a host of friends and relatives. Funeral on June 24 at the A. M. Church conducted by J. S. Horner and E. A. Mast from Job 14: 1,2. Burial in the Schrock cemetery.
Wenger. - Elizabeth McAfferty, wife of Joseph H. Wenger,
died at her home near South English, Ia., June 29, 1911; aged
68 y. 1 m. 21 d. She was born at Smithville, O., May 8, 1843,
and came with her parents who were typical Lancaster Co., Pa.,
people to South English, Ia., in 1855, when Iowa was in its infancy.
April 5, 1868, she married Joseph H. Wenger, formerly of Edom, Va. her husband and 3 children, John H. Homer C. and Mrs. Mollie D. Grove, all of this place, survive; Frank having died May 1, 1896, aged 25 years.
Aunt Elizabeth suffered with rheumatism for nearly 18 years, and was a model for patience and cheerfulness in her afflictions. Although at times she was confined to her chair and crutches with her faithful husband they traveled over the greater part of the United States and attended the various Sanitariums in different states, regardless of expenses.
November, 1909, other complications set in and confined her to her home where they had lived over 43 years. The day time she spent in her swinging chair in which she peacefully and quietly slept life away at 7:30 A. M. June 29. On Oct. 23, 1881, they united with the Church of he Brethren and lived consecrated lives in the service of Him who doeth all things well. Her husband was constantly by her side to administer to her wants, during which time he spent years of appreciated service writing family histories of the Wengers and Beerys in different volumes.
S. B. Wenger
Haines. - William Haines was born in Wayne Co., O., Jan. 30, 1850; died near Middlebury, Ind., June 22, 1911; aged 61 y. 4 m. 23 d. He came with his parents to Indiana early in life, and was married to Elizabeth Weaver. To this union were born 3 children, 1 preceding him to the spirit world. In 1902 his wife also died. He was again married to Anna Yoder, with whom he lived happily the rest of his days. About 20 years ago he united with the A. M. Church and lived a quiet, peaceful Christian life to the end. He leaves his wife, 1 son, 1 daughter, 1 step-daughter, and relatives to mourn his departure. Funeral June 25 at the Clinton Brick Church, conducted by D. J. Johns and Silas Yoder.
Mishler. - Mary (Yoder) Mishler was born in Holmes Co.,
O., Jan. 23, 1836; died in LaGrange Co., Ind., May 11, 1911 aged
75 y. 3 m. 18 d.
On Jan. 14, 1855, she was married to Peter C. Mishler. To this union were born 7 children. One daughter and 5 sons preceded mother to the grave. Husband and 1 son (John P. Mishler), 10 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, 3 brothers and many relatives and friends are keenly feeling the loss of a loving mother and grandmother, a good neighbor, a consistent, faithful member of the Church. For many years she was a faithful worshiper with the Amish Mennonite Church at the Forks. Our loss is her gain. Funeral May 13 at Forks Church, conducted by S. E. Weaver and D. D. Miller.
Slabaugh. - Christian, son of Elizabeth Schlabaugh of Wellman, Ia., died on tonsillitis July 2, 1921.* He was born Sept. 30, 1899; aged 11 y. 9 m. 2 d. He leaves to mourn his early departure mother, 5 brothers and 3 sisters. His father, John, preceded him to the great beyond nearly 4 years ago. A bright child who had won many friends by his lovely disposition has now left us only to be met again in realms of glory where parting will never be known. The mother must now again part with one of the home, who was her aid and help, who went wherever mother went. May God richly comfort and bless the bereaved ones that they may say, "What God does is well done." Funeral was held July 4 at Lower Deer Creek. Interment in cemetery nearby. Services were conducted by Bros. Gideon and Jacob S. Yoder. Text, Psa. 103:14-16. A large concourse of friends attended to pay their last tribute of respect.
Transcriber's note: this date should probably be 1911.
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Helvic. - John Helvic was born in Germany Dec. 20, 1831; died near West Austintown, O., June 19, 1911; aged 79 y. 6 m. 9 d. He came to this country when he was Moyer who survives him. He was a faith- a young man. He was married to Mary ful member of the Mennonite Church. Funeral services conducted by F. M. Detwiler. Text, Job 16:22.
#2 Helvic. - John Helvic was born in Germany Dec. 20, 1831; died near West Austintown, O., June 19, 1911; aged 79 y. 6 m. 9 d. He came to this country when he was a young man. He was married to Mary Moyer who survives him. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church. Funeral services conducted by F. M. Detwiler. Text, Job 16:22.
Transcriber's note: the obituary above had a couple lines mixed up when it was printed; the first one is as it was printed in Gospel Herald; the 2nd one is as it should be.
King. - Mary A. Slagel was born in Tazewell Co., Ill., June 18, 1857; died at East Peoria, Ill., June 27, 1911; aged 54 y. 9 d. On Nov. 7, 1895, she was united in marriage with Joseph King, which union was blessed with 12 children; 4 of whom preceding their mother to the spirit world. She leaves to mourn her loss, her husband, 5 sons, 3 daughters, 10 grandchildren, 5 brothers and 5 sisters. Funeral services were held at the Free Methodist Church by Bro. Val Stubbar. Her remains were laid to rest in the East Peoria cemetery.
Miller. - Daniel P. Miller was born in Cambria Co.,
Pa., Oct. 23, 1837; died at the home of his son, D. D. Miller
near Middlebury, Ind., July 3, 1911; aged 73 y. 8 m. 10 d. In
1857, June 4, he was married to Anna Hershberger, who died 5 years
ago. To this union were born 13 children, 11 of whom survive him
and 10 are at home in the immediate vicinity.
Bro. Miller was a member of the Amish Mennonite Church and for many years his place at church was seldom vacant. He leaves to mourn his departure 3 brothers, 2 sisters, 11 children, 71 grandchildren, and 33 great-grandchildren, besides many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held at the Forks Weaver Church, conducted by D. J. Johns and S. E. Weaver, from Isa. 38:1. Burial at the Bontrager cemetery.
Stefler. - Samuel A. Stefler was born in Holmes Co.,
O., Dec. 8, 1840. At the age of 13 years he with his parents moved
to Clay Co., Ind., and in 1863 the family moved to Miama Co.,
Ind., on a farm where he resided until his death.
Jan. 27, 1868, he united in marriage to Magdalena Garber. To this union were born 5 sons and 4 daughters, 2 sons and 1 daughter preceded him to the spirit world. He leaves to mourn his departure a wife, 3 sons, 3 daughters, 14 grandchildren, 1 brother, 2 sisters and a host of relatives and friends. Bro. Stefler was a true and devoted Christian and a consistent member of the Amish Mennonite Church for a good many years always present in Sunday school and church services when health permitted. He died July 5, 1911, aged 75 y. 6 m. 27 d. Funeral July 7 at the Mennonite Church. Services conducted by J. S. Horner and E. A. Mast from I Thes. 4: 13-18.
G. W. N.
Neuman. - Emma Nofsinger was born Feb. 25, 1877; died
July 1, 1911; aged 34 y. 4 m. 3 d. When 18 years of age she united
with the Amish Mennonite Church, having remained a faithful member
till her death. On Jan. 26, 1899, she was united in marriage to
Wm. Neuman, which union was blessed with 4 children, Harvey, Clara,
Lester and Viola, who with their bereaved father are left to mourn
this sad and early departure of their loving mother. She also
leaves her mother, 3 sisters and 5 brothers. Funeral services
were held July 3 at the Union Church by Bro. A. L. Buzzard in
English from Phil. 1:21 and Bro. A. A. Schrock from Jno. 6:28,
39 in the German language.
Sister Emma's death was a shock to the community. She enjoyed good health the greater part of her life and on Sunday took sick but not serious until Monday evening. Every means was tried to relieve her suffering until Saturday, when she answered to the summons, "Come up higher." "For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time and then vanisheth away."
Martin. - Sister Elizabeth (Zimmerman), wife of Jonathan
W. Martin and daughter of Christian F. and Mary Zimmerman, deceased,
was born Dec. 25, 1862; died at her home, 232 N. Shippen St.,
Lancaster, Pa., from a complication of diseases. She bore her
sufferings very patiently during all the time of her sickness
which was about 8 months. Not being able to attend the last communion
service held, she asked to be served at the home which was gladly
granted her about one month before her death. She was a faithful
member of the Mennonite Church for many years. She leaves to mourn
their loss a loving husband, 8 children; namely, Mrs. George Lehman,
Amos, Emma, Christ, Mamie, Martha, Elizabeth and Mabel; 3 brothers,
4 sisters and 4 grandchildren. She was a sister to Mrs. Harry
Kieffer, who preceded her to the spirit world about 3 months ago.
Funeral services were conducted by Bros. John and David Mosemann,
at the house and Bros. Benj. Weaver and Sanford Landis at Mellinger's
Church. Text, Rev. 13:14. Interment was made in the cemetery adjoining.
"Mother, mother, how we miss thee,
Now thy place is vacant here;
But we will ever bear in memory
That thou art happy over there."
Burkhart. - Sister Catharine Burkhart died of heart failure at the home of her son, John B. Burkhart, June 16, 1911; aged 76 y. 8 m. 8 d. Sister Burkhart was in feeble health for some years and often said she might pass away suddenly sometime which was surely the case. On the day of her death she with her daughter-in-law had been to Chambersburg, Pa., a distance of about 7 miles, and in the evening seemed to enjoy herself with the family of her son. She retired as usual and in less than 2 hours was in the spirit world. She was a member of the Mennonite Church, having united in her young years and continued faithful to the end. It seemed to be her desire to make heaven her home, although she often talked of her weakness. She was the wife of David Burkhart, who preceded her by 4 years. Their children surviving are Lizzie, wife of Bro. John Shetter; John, with whom she had her home; and Katie, wife of Jacob Daugherty. Funeral services were held at the Strasburg Mennonite Church by the brethren, Henry Bricker and J. S. Burkholder, from the text, Matt. 24:44, selected by the family. Interment in the burying ground adjoining the church. May the Lord comfort the bereft ones.
Fisher. - Sister Joanna, wife of Bro. Klaas R. Fisher,
was born in the Province of Friesland, Holland, Europe, May 8,
1846, and emigrated with her parents from that country to America,
about the year 1855. She was united in marriage with her surviving
husband, Dec. 22, 1866. To this union were born 3 children, all
of whom, with the father and one grandson, survive her death.
She had been suffering with heart trouble for sometime and during
the extreme hot weather of the past several weeks, was overcome,
and died quite suddenly at their home, near New Paris, Ind.; aged
65 y. 1 m. 28 d. The funeral took place on Sunday, July 9. She
was buried at the Whitehead cemetery. Appropriate services were
conducted in the meeting house nearby, by John F. Funk from Jno.
5:24, 25, assisted by John Bear of the Salem congregation, of
which Sister Fisher was also a member. May God comfort the sorrowing
hearts so sadly bereaved by the death of a beloved companion and
mother, and may they all so live as to be able to meet her again
where there is no more parting.
J. F. F.
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Shellenberger. - Abraham Shellenberger died at the home of his son Jonathan near Canton, Kans., June 16, 1911; aged 77 y. 5 m. 21 d. In 1854 he was united in marriage with Elizabeth Dorsey. To this union were born 7 children. His wife, 1 son and 1 daughter preceded him in death. He united with the Mennonite Church in his early years and remained faithful until death. Funeral services by D. A. Deaner and J. B. Smith. Text., Phil. 1:21.
Heatwole. - John Coffman, infant son of Bro. and Sister Melvin J. and Mollie F. Heatwole, was born June 27, 1909; departed this life June 24, 1911; aged 1 y. 11 m. 27 d. He died of cholera infantum after lingering in great suffering for one week. When all human efforts and all human sympathies fail, when our loved ones are taken away it is yet a great consolation to know that they are in that blessed condition pronounced on little children when Jesus said, "For of such is the kingdom of heaven. Funeral services were conducted at the Bank Church in the presence of a large congregation of sympathizing friends and relatives by C. Good and J. E. Suter. Text, II Sam. 12:23.
Miller. - Jacob A. Miller of near Charm, O., was born Jan. 1, 1864; died July 6, 1911; aged 47 y. 6 m. 6 d. He was married to Mary Schrock. To this union were born 14 children, two of the children and the wife preceded him to the great beyond. Twelve of the children are living. He was married to Lizzie Miller of Iowa, Feb. 13, 1911. Funeral services were held on Saturday, July 8, conducted by Samuel J. Miller and Jacob J. Stutzman. A large concourse of people were present to pay their last respects to the departed. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church and lived a Christian life, so we need not mourn as those that have no hope.
Weaver. - Joseph Weaver died at his home three and one-half miles north of Oronogo, Mo., July 11, 1911; aged 80 y. and 20 d. He became ill suddenly Sunday morning. A congestive chill, from which he never regained consciousness, was the cause of his death. He came to Jasper county in 1869, from Virginia. He located on the Weaver homestead and had lived there forty-three years. He was twice married and was the father of 14 children, twelve of whom are living. All but three were present at the time of his death. He became affiliated with the Mennonite Church in his early manhood and was ordained to the ministry in 1875. Funeral services were held at his late residence July 1, conducted by C. S. Barnes of Oskaloosa, Mo. Burial in the Weaver Cemetery. The following children survive: Mrs. Isaac Smith, Purcell; Mrs. Betty Hotchkiss, Des Moines, Ia.; John M. Weaver, Oronogo, Mo.; David S. Weaver, La Junta, Colo.; Benjamin F. Weaver, Oronogo, Mo.; J. J. Weaver, Galesburg, Mo.; Mrs. Mary Cockley, Peabody, Kans.; Wm. H. Weaver, Twin Falls, Idaho; Charles A. Weaver, Purcell, Mo.; Jesse E. Weaver, who lived on the home place with his father; Mrs. Alice Driver of Versailles, Mo.; Jonas R. Weaver of Purcell, Mo. May God comfort the bereaved family and friends.
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