Conrad. - Jacob Conrad was born in Butler Co., O., April 17, 1846; died Mar. 20, 1914; aged 67 y. 11 m. 3 d. In his youth he came with his parents to Iowa and was married to Catharine Schlatter in April, 1868. To this union were born 4 sons. One son died in infancy. He was a member of Amish Mennonite Church. He leaves to mourn his departure his wife, 3 sons, and 4 grandchildren. Funeral services conducted by S. Gerig and S. M. Musselman.
Goldsmith. - John Goldsmith was born in Ontario, Canada, Sept. 28, 1824; died April 11, 1914; aged 89 y. 6 m. 13 d. At the age of 7 years he moved with his parents to Butler Co., O., and at the age of 17 years united with the Amish Mennonite Church, of which his father was bishop. He came to Lee Co., Ia., in 1846. In 1852 he was united in marriage with Mary Linder of Butler Co., O., who departed this life May 9, 1870. To this union 5 children were born. Mar. 1, 1874, he was united in marriage with Barbara Schlonaker of Butler Co., Ohio. To this union 4 children were born. In 1876 he moved his family to Henry Co., Ia., and resided there until his death. To mourn his loss are: His widow, 2 children by the first union, 4 children by the second union, 3 brothers and 2 sisters. Funeral services at the Sugar Creek Church by Daniel Graber, Simon Gingerich, S. M. Musselman, and Jacob Yoder of Kalona, Iowa.
Kanagy.- Naomi, daughter of Bro. Jos. (deceased) and Sister Emma Kanagy, died Apr. 22, 1914, near New Willimington, Pa., of malignant scarlet fever; aged 2 years. She leaves to mourn her departure a widowed mother, 7 sisters, and 2 brothers. On account of the nature of the disease only a short funeral service was held at the grave, Apr. 23, conducted by J. R. Byler. Naomi's life was short here but she is happy in the world beyond, where sickness and death are unknown. The bereaved family have the sympathy of the entire community in their bereavement.
Kunkel - Hannah Bergey, wife of John Kunkel, of near Waterloo, Ont., died Apr. 11, 1914, of intestinal tuberculosis. Her age was 56 y. 8 m. 17 d. She leaves to mourn her death a husband, 1 daughter, 4 sons, 4 brothers, and 3 sisters. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for almost 40 years. She was buried at the Waterloo Cemetery April 15. The funeral services were conducted at the home by Pre. Noah Stauffer and at the church by Bro. Noah Hunsberger in English from Heb. 4:9, and by Pre. Jonas Snyder in German from II Cor. 4:16-18, preaching to a crowded church. Her friends have the consolation to feel that they mourn not as those who have no hope.
Lapp. - Hannah (Landes) Lapp, wife of Joseph W. Lapp, was born Mar. 16, 1838; died Apr. 12, 1914; aged 76 y. 26 d. They were married Jan. 16, 1861. They lived in matrimony for a period of 53 years. To this union were born 6 sons and 4 daughters, 7 of whom survive. She had the misfortune to break her leg. In rising from the chair on which she was sitting she lost her balance with the above result. She was bedfast for 17 days. At last pneumonia set in, from which she died. She fell asleep, as we believe, in Jesus. The Church has lost a faithful sister and the family a kind mother. She was deprived from her sense of hearing in a large measure for a number of years, but yet her seat was seldon vacant at church when able to be present. Her funeral was held April 16, 1914, with short services at the house by the brethren, Joseph Ruth and Aaron Freed, and at the Line Lexington meeting house, Montgomery Co., Pa., by Joseph Ruth and Jacob Clemens from II Cor. 5:1. Buried in the graveyard adjoining the church.
Musser - Christian J. Musser was born in 1840, in Wayne
Co., Ohio; died at his home in Smithville, Ohio, April 9, 1914;
aged 73 y. 1 m. 13 d. He was married Nov. 13, 1862, to Sarah Sauder.
To this union were born 6 sons and 4 daughters, 2 sons and 1 daughter
preceded him to the spirit world. Those left to mourn his departure
are his dear companion, 7 children, 9 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren,
2 brothers, 3 sisters, and many other relatives and friends.
In his early days he confessed his Savior and united with the Amish Mennonite Church and always remained true and faithful to the same. Bro. Musser took sick April 6 and was called home April 9. The cause of his sudden death was pneumonia.
Funeral services were conducted in the Oak Grove Church April 12, Bros. C. Z. Yoder, David Yoder, and Jacob Gerig. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
"Father, thou art sweetly resting,
Here thy trials and cares are o'er,
Pain and sickness, death and sorrow,
Never can distress thee more."
Transcribed by Rose Burkholder, Ohio
King. - Oliver Henry, infant son of Bro. Milo and Sister Emma King, of near Garden City, Mo., was born April 27, 1914; died May 1, 1914; aged 4 days. Funeral services at the home Saturday, May 2, conducted by Joe C. Driver.
Hershberger. - Elizabeth (Yoder) Hershberger was born April 3, 1835; died Apr. 19, 1914; aged 79 y. 16 d. She was married to Jonathan Hershberger Mar. 6, 1856. To this union were born five children of whom 3, together with her husband, preceded her to the spirit world. She leaves 1 son and 1 daughter, 17 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at the Kaufman Mennonite Church, near Davidville, Pa., by L. A. Blough and James Saylor. Text, Psa. 90:10.
Hood.- Nancy, wife of Bro. George Hood, died of a stroke at her residence in Markham Twp., York Co., Ont., May 1, 1914, being 61 years old. She was helpless for a week or two. She is survived by her husband, 2 daughters, and 1 son. One son preceded her to the spirit world. Her husband has been confined to his bed for 6 years, and they were looking for his end any time; but she was in good health ready to wait on him at all times. So we see that the Lord's thoughts are not our thoughts, neither His ways our ways. May His Spirit comfort the bereaved.
Oniel. - Mary Roth Oniel was born in Wilmendingen, Baden, Germany, Dec. 28, 1828; died April 20, 1914; aged 85 y. 3 m. 22 d. She was united in marriage to Peter Oniel in 1870. Her husband, with all her brothers and sisters have preceded her to the great beyond. She was a member of the A. M. Church and remained steadfast unto her end. She was brought to rest April 21, 1914, in the cemetery adjoining the East Fairview Church near Milford, Nebr. There she will rest until the great resurrection day. Peace to her ashes.. Funeral services were conducted by Bro. Peter Kennel (text Eccl. 12:1-6), Bro. Will Schlegel (text Jno 14:1-4), and Bro. Fred Gingerich (Text, Ezek. 34:15)
Wenger. - Elizabeth (Goldsmith) Wenger was born in Butler Co., O., Nov. 3, 1838; died Mar. 25, 1914. She was a daughter of Joseph Goldsmith who was the first preacher of the Amish Mennonite Church in Iowa of which Church she was a member. She was married to Christian Wenger and lived in matrimony 55 years. Her husband and 1 son preceded her. She leaves to mourn 7 sons, 2 daughters, 20 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, 4 brothers, and 2 sisters. The services were conducted at the home of her son-in-law, Joe H. Keobel, by Simon Gingerich and Daniel Graber in German and at the Wayland Mennonite Church by Brethern Musselman, Carson, and Stuckey.
Frey. - Rebbeca Frey (nee Schantz) was born near Archbold,
O., Feb. 10, 1844; died at her home one mile north of Pettisville,
Ohio, May 2, 1914, of paralysis and heart trouble; aged 70 y.
2 m. 22 d. Sister Frey was converted to Christ and united with
the Amish Mennonite Church when she was about 20 years old and
continued a faithful member until death. She was married to John
Nofzinger in February, 1869, with whom she lived about 3 years,
when he died. To this union was born an only son, who survives
her and deeply feels the departure of a dear mother. She was married
a second time to Jospeh Frey, Feb. 24, 1876. She lived with him
only 8 months and 26 days, when she was again left a widow. About
42 years of her life was spent in widowhood and much of this time
was spent in nursing and caring for the aged and sick in which
she took pleasure and was quite efficient.
She leaves to mourn their loss an only son, 2 brothers, 2 sisters, and a host of friends. Two brothers, 8 sisters, and an only grandchild have preceded her in death.
Funeral at the Central Church, May 5, conducted by D. J. Wyse, S. D. Grieser, and E. L. Frey.
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Hummel. - Miller Christian Hummel of Holmes Co., Ohio., was born Mar. 2, 1913; died April 27, 1914; aged 1 y. 1 m. 25 d. He leaves to mourn his early departure parents, 2 brothers, 3 sisters, and I sister preceded him 3 years ago. He was buried on the 29th at the Walnut Creek A. M. Cemetery. Services by Conrad Mast, S. H. Miller, and M. A. Mast. Texts, Job 54:1,2; Mark 10:13-16.
Luri. - Joseph Oliver, son of Joseph and Catharine Luri, was born Feb. 8, 1909; died at Round Hill, Alta., Can., May 8, 1914; aged 5 y. 3 m. He leaves to mourn his departure father, mother, 4 brothers, and 2 sisters. Funeral services were conducted at the Salem Church near Round Hill, May 10, by Bro. N. E. Roth and Bro. Milo Stutzman. Text Psa. 39:4. Interment in the adjoining cemetery. May this be a loud call, especially to the parents.
Hershberger. - Alvan Hershberger of Holmes, Co., Ohio, was born Aug. 26, 1871; died Apr. 26, 1914; aged 42 y. 7 m. 29 d. He was married to Emma Snyder Dec. 5, 1897, and lived in matrimony over 16 years. He leaves a widow, 1 son, 1 daughter, father, 2 brothers, 6 sisters, and a host of relatives and friends to mourn their loss. He had cancer of the stomach for many years. He lived a few years in Nebraska. He was a member of the Walnut Creek A. M. Church. He was buried April 27. Services by S. H. Miller and M. A. Mast, from Psa. 39:7, and I Cor. 15:20.
Beavers. - Oscar Beavers was born Oct. 11, 1886; died at his home in Woodford Co., Ill., April 28, 1914; aged 27 y. 5 m. 17 d. Six years ago, while apparently at death's door with tuberculosis, he saw his need of a Savior, was baptized and received into the A. M. Church at Metamora, Ill. Almost miraculously he was restored to fairly good health, and remained a consistent member of the Church. On the seventh day of April, while about his work, he was suddenly stricken with spinal meningitis. All that loving hands could do for him failed to stay the disease, and after three weeks of intense suffering, he passed to his eternal reward. Oscar was of a cheerful disposition, and always ready to lend a helping hand. Having been highly esteemed by neighbors and loved by relatives and friends, he will be greatly missed in his community. He leaves to mourn his departure father, mother, 3 brothers, (Ross, Robert, and Ivan) and 2 sisters (Mrs. John Clark, and Mrs. Arthur Johnson), his death being the first to break the family circle. Funeral services were held May 2, at the home of his parents, conducted by Bro. A. L. Buzzard and Bro. Peter Garber. Interment in cemetery at Lacon, Ill.
Holdeman. -Margaret, daughter of Arthur and Sister Sarah Holdeman, was born in Tuleta, Tex., October 1910; died April 26, 1914; aged 3 y. 6 m. Death was caused by strangulation. It is supposed that she got a bean in her throat, from which she died. Funeral was conducted at the Brandon schoolhouse by J. M. R. Weaver of Newton, Kans. Text, II Kings 4:26. It was laid to rest in the cemetery near by. Little Margaret was the only daughter of Arthur and Sister Sarah Holdeman. She leaves to mourn her early demise, father, mother, 4 brothers, grandparents, uncles, aunts, but she is now safely in glory, from whence no one returns.
Lauver. -Cora Belle (Burkhart), wife of Bro. Henry Lauver
of Penbrook, Pa., was born June 7, 1880; died May 6, 1914; aged
33 y. 10 m. 29 d. Sister Lauver was a member of the Diller Mennonite
Church, Newville, Pa., a kind daughter, a loving wife, a fond
mother, and possessed with a countenance that blossoms from the
peace of God in the heart. Her death causes a wound that only
divine consolation can heal.
She leaves to mourn her early departure, husband, 3 daughters, an infant son, father and mother, Bro. Isaac and Sister Mary Burkhart, and 1 brother J. N. Burkhart, of Newville, Pa.
Funeral May 9. Services at Churchtown, Pa., by brethren Abram Burkholder and W. F. Charlton. Text, Jno. 10:17.
Birky. -Jos. D. Birky was born near Morton, Ill., Mar. 24, 1856; quietly passed away at his home in Hopedale, Ill., April 2, 1914; aged 58 y. 8 d. He was married to Elizabeth Wittrig, Oct. 24, 1882. To this union were born 7 children, of whom 4 sons and 2 daughters survive. One son died in infancy. He also leaves a loving companion, 2 grandchildren, 2 brothers, 3 sisters, and a large number of relatives and friends to mourn his departure. He had fully surrendered all to the will of God, who helped him bear his sickness patiently to the end. May God give us all grace to be faithful in His service. Funeral was held at the A. M. Church of which he was a member. Services were conducted by Jos. Egli in German and Simon Litwiller in English. He was laid to rest in the A. M. Cemetery.
Yoder. -Glenn, son of Bro. Jacob and Sister Barbara
Yoder, was born near Round Hill, Alta., Can., July 27, 1912; died
May 2, 1914; aged 1 y. 9 m. 5 d. He leaves to mourn his early
departure, father, mother, 2 grandfathers, and 2 grandmothers,
1 great grandmother, also a host of relatives and friends. His
sickness was cholitries, being only of a day's duration. His stay
on earth was short, yet long enough to endear himself to his parents.
May they look heavenward to where their darling has gone and trust
in Him who doeth all things well. Funeral services were held at
the Salem Church near Round Hill May 4, conducted by the brethren,
Milo Stutzman and N. E. Roth. Texts. Job 1:21 (latter clause)
and Isa. 40:6-8. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
However painful it may be,
To know that Glenn is gone,
The thought is sweet that we may see,
Him in that heavenly home.
Martin. - Nancy (Lichty) Martin was born near Contestoga,
Ont., Oct. 24, 1848; died Apr. 22, 1914; aged 65 y. 5 m. 29 d.
She was married to Henry M. Martin in 1867. Their union was blessed
with 3 children, 2 having died in infancy. She leaves to mourn
a sorrowing husband, 1 daughter, Mrs. Ephraim Betzner, 1 grandson
(1 granddaughter died in 1911), and 1 sister, Mrs. Heckendorn.
She had a paralytic stroke 6 years ago and never fully recovered
from its effect. The last 10 months she suffered with gangrene.
Her suffering at times was very severe, yet she would frequently
say that she was willing to suffer till God sees fit to call her
home. She passed away peacefully, leaving a bright hope of a glorious
immortality. Burial on the 24th at Snyder's Cemetery. Services
by Enoch Bauman and Abraham Gingerich.
"Death has visited our circle,
Robbed us of our mother dear;
In the midst of our affliction,
Can we help but shed a tear?"
Schwartzendruber. - Fanny Schwartzendruber was born in Petersburg, Ont., Nov. 30, 1862; died Apr. 20, 1914; aged 51 y. 4 m. 20 d. She died of cancer at the Berlin Waterloo Hospital several hours after the third operation, the amputation of her left arm. She was failing in health the last two years, but bore her afflictions with patience. Her friends have the consolation that she is in the company of an hundred forty and four thousand, standing with the Lamb on Mt. Sion, having her Father's name written on her forehead. In her early days she confessed her Savior and united with the A. M. Church of which she remained faithful to the end. She leaves to mourn her departure 3 sisters, 5 brothers, and a foster brother. Funeral was conducted Apr 22, at the home of her brother, John Schwartzendruber, Petersburg, Ont., with services at the house conducted by Chr. Gascho and at the St. Agatha A.M. Church by J. M. Bender and Chr. Litwiller. Interment in cemetery adjoining church.
Stoltzfus. - Elizabeth (Kaufman) Stoltzfus was born
Sept. 11, 1832, in Mifflin Co., Pa.; died April 3, 1914, near
Ronks, Pa.; aged 81 y. 4 m. 23 d. She was a daughter of Samuel
and Sarah Kaufman and with her parents moved from Mifflin Co.,
to Union Co., Pa., in 1838 and from there to Lancaster Co., in
1849. At the age of 18 years she was married to Jonathan Stoltzfus,
lived at her home near Mascot, Pa., for 60 years, died at her
daughter's home near Ronks. Her husband, 1 daughter, and 2 sons
preceded her to the spirit world. She leaves 4 sons, 1 daughter,
1 brother (Samuel of Gap, who is 84 years old) and 1 sister (wife
of Amos Mast near Mt. Vernon, Pa.) also many relatives and friends
to mourn her departure. The deceased was a woman of excellent
character and noble qualities. As a wife she was faithful and
true. As a mother she was kind, devoted, and patient. Her children
have reason to rise up and call her blessed. As a neighbor she
was peaceful and kind. Her youngest and only sister feels her
loss very keenly as she was just like a mother to her, being with
for the last time just a week before she die ** She expressed
a wish to meet her in a better world where joy is forever and
sorrows are no more. Services were conducted by Jacob Lapp and
John Zook. Interment at Kaufman's Cemetery near Gordonville, Pa.
Sweet peace to her ashes.
Farewell, dear sister, a fond farewell,
For we shall meet no more,
Till we are raised with Christ to dwell,
On Zion's happy shore.
L. Z. S.
**transcriber note - copied as written.
Slater. -Benjamin C. Slater was born in Ontario, Canada, near Hamburg, June 28, 1854; died at Filer, Idaho, April 21, 1914; aged 59 y. 9 m. 23 d. He with his family had recently moved from near Roseland, Nebr. On Nov. 8, 1879, he was united in marriage with Magdalene Stutzman at Seward, Nebr. To this union were born 9 sons and 1 daughter. The children all survive him. The mother passed from this mortal life, Sept. 10, 1901. On June 8, 1910, he was again married to Ola Baldwin at Kearney, Nebr. To this union were born 2 sons. One died in infancy the other is a babe 8 months old. Eight days previous to his death he was taken seriously ill with pneumonia, which was the cause of his death. On Aprl 19, he expressed a desire to again renew his covenant with God and accordingly was received into church fellowship into the Mennonite Church at Filer, Idaho. He expressed a full resignation that God's will be done. There was a service conducted at Filer, Idaho, by S. Honderich, where a part of the family reside. Then body was shipped to Kearney, Nebr., for burial, and there another service was conducted at the home of his son Henry by D. G. Lapp of Roseland, Nebr. The body was buried in the Kearney Cemetery by the side of his first wife. Peace to his ashes.
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Roth. - Leslie, son of John and Lizzie Roth, was born Dec 2, 1912; died April 22, 1914; aged 2 y. 4 m. 20 d. He leaves to mourn his early departure father, mother, a brother, and 2 sisters. One sister preceded him to the great beyond. May the bereaved find comfort in God's Word. Interment in the cemetery adjoining East Fairview Church near Milford Nebr.
Weaver. - Trella Elva, daughter of Bro. Levi H. and Sister Emma Weaver, of near Johnstown, Pa., died May 10, 1914; aged 9 yr. 3 m. 27 d. She leaves to mourn her departure father, mother, 1 sister and 4 brothers. Funeral services were in charge of Wm. C. Hershberger. She was buried in the Weaver Cemetery, May 12. Her friends have the sympathy of the entire community.
Steele. - Sister Bessie Steele died of pneumonia at the home of her mother near Rockingham, Va., April 24, 1914; aged 35 y. 1 m. 21 d. She united with the Mennonite Church in her youth. On account of poor health and being somewhat isolated from the Church she did not often attend services at the Church of her choice, yet she retained her membership up to the time of her departure. Funeral services were held at Spade's Church on the 25th by A. B. Burkholder from Isa. 38:1, after which her body was interred in the cemetery nearby.
Christophel. -Wayne M. Christophel died at the home
of his parents, Bro. Noah and Sister Mary Christophel, at Strasburg,
Pa., May 4, 1914; aged 12 y. 5 m. 24 d. He was sick 2 weeks with
heart failure and dropsy. Besides his parents he is survived by
a sister Ada and brother Noah at home and a half-brother living
in Elkhart, Ind.
A precious one from us has gone,
A voice we loved is stilled,
A place is vacant in our home
Which never can be filled.
Stauffer. -John Stauffer was born Mar. 19, 1841 in Bolweiler, Germany; died May 7, 1914; aged 73 y. 1 m. 18 d. He was married twice. The first time to Barbara Grieser. Lived in matrimony 28 yrs. and 6 mo. To this union were born 4 sons and 2 daughters. He was married the second time to Mary King, Nov. 12, 1901. Lived with her 12 y. 5 m. 25 d. He leaves to mourn his departure a sorrowing wife, 4 sons, 2 daughters, 28 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. He died of asthma. Though suffering much he bore it all patiently and calmly awaited his end. Interment in cemetery adjoining East Fairview Church. The brother, though not a demonstrative worker, lived a life that spoke louder than words and one which many would do well to pattern after. Funeral services were conducted by Bro. Christian Rediger from Jno. 11 and by Bro. Fred J. Gingerich from Jer. 10:23.
Wenger. -Menno S. Wenger died at his home near Dayton, Va., April 18, 1914; aged 33 y. 5 m. 29 d. He had been in failing health for about 5 years and had not been able to walk for nearly 4 years, during which time he was a great sufferer from rheumatism, Bright's disease, and dropsy. He bore his afflictions patiently., requested services to be held at his home, as he was not able to go to church the which request was granted him. He was a member of the Mennonite Church from his youth. He leaves to mourn their loss a widow and 4 children. Funeral services were conducted at the Weaver Church on the 19th by Jos. W. Coffman, A. D. Heatwole, and M. J. Heatwole, from Jno 11:28, after which his remains were laid to rest in the Cemetery nearby.
Brower. -Peter Brower was born Jan. 15, 1851, in Augusta Co., Va.; died May 9, 1914; aged 63 y 3 m. 25 d. He came with his parents to Iowa in 1855, moving the entire distance with team and wagon. He united with the Church of the Brethren in 1878. 1887 he was chosen to the office of deacon, and ordained to the ministry in 1892, advanced to eldership in 1903. The cause of Christ has sustained a great loss, as he was a substantial member and a wise counsellor. He was for many years a leading member of the Mission Board of his Church and served on many important committees and councils. His aim in life seemed to be the uplift and betterment of society and the upbuilding of fellow men being especially kind and sympathetic to the poor. He seemed a special friend to all, and many sought him for advice who were not specially connected with him other than confidential friendship. The community at large feels the great loss of a kind neighbor, a sincere friend, a wise counsellor. The bereaved family has the deep sympathy of the wide scope of the friendship of the noble life of their father and companion. - S. B. Wenger
Boshart. - Magdalena Boshart (nee Burge) was born Nov.
16, 1827; died at the home of her son Jonas near St. Agatha, Ont.,
May 4, 1914; aged 86 y. 5 m. 19 d. Her husband, Peter Boshart,
departed this life July 21, 1893. They lived in matrimony 41 y.
9 d. To this union were born 4 sons and 6 daughters. She leaves
to mourn her departure 4 sons, 4 daughters, 39 grandchildren,
11 great-grandchildren. She united with the A. M. Church in her
youth, and was faithful to the end. Funeral services at the St.
Agatha A. M. Church by C. S. Zehr (text, II Tim. 4:7,8), and C.
B. Zehr (text, I Pet. 1:22-25).
"Mother, thou art sweetly resting,
Here your trials and cares are o'er;
Pain and sickness, death and sorrow,
Never can distress thee more."
Beck. - Katie Beck, daughter of Benedict and Lydia Short, was born Aug. 10, 1866; died very suddenly of heart failure May 15, 1914; aged 47 y. 9 m. 5 d. She was married to Bro. Eli Beck Nov. 12, 1891, and lived with him in happy matrimony 22 y. 6 m. 3 d. To this union were born 3 sons and 4 daughters. Sister Katie was converted to Christ and united with the Amish Mennonite Church and remained a faithful member until death. She leaves to mourn their loss a sorrowing husband, 6 children, 2 brothers, and 1 sister; one son has preceded her in death. Funeral was held at Lockport Church near Stryker, Ohio, where a large number of people assembled to pay their last tribute of respect to the departed one. Appropriate remarks were made by Henry Dwchener of this place and David Yoder of Smithville, Ohio.
Nice. - Philip Nice was born in Montgomery Co., Pa., Nove. 12, 1845; died May 10, 1914, at his home in Sterling, Ill. He was married on Dec. 25, 1872, to Anna Kornhaus, who passed away on Feb. 26, 1888. His marriage to Sarah H. Reitzel occurred Nov. 26, 1891. His second wife and the following children survive him: Amelia, Joseph, Emma, Tobias, Edith, Anna, Susanna, Ruth and George. He is also survived by 3 brothers and 2 sisters. They are, Henry and John of Morrison, Ill, Jonas of Louisiana, also Mrs. Kornhaus, and Mrs. Steiner of Sterling, Ill. For many years he was a member of the Mennonite Church, and served the Church as a minister for 14 years. His faith and trust in his Savior was firm and steadfast to the end. Funeral services were conducted on the 12th at the Science Ridge Mennonite Church by J. S. Shoemaker and A. C. Good. A large concourse of relatives and friends gathered to pay a last tribute of respect to one they had known and loved for many years.
Allebach. - Hannah Allebach was born Mar. 29, 1835,
in Bucks Co., Pa.; died April 17, 1914; aged 79 y. 18 d. She died
at the home of her son-in-law, Irwin Clymer, Sellersville, Pa.
She was bedfast for over 11 weeks. Her sickness being shaking
palsy, which she endured so patiently. She had been a member of
the Mennonite Church for a number of years. She had a great desire
to leave this world, saying that this world had nothing left for
her. She quoted so many words of Scriptures and hymn-books, which
should not be forgotten by her children. She leaves 2 sons and
5 daughters to mourn their loss. Funeral services were conducted
by Bro. Jacob Clemens at the house and by Bros. William Landis
and Henry Rosenberger at the Blooming Glen Church. Text. Rev.
"Lonely the house and sad the hours,
Since our dear mother has gone,
But oh, a brighter home than ours,
We hope in heaven is now her own."
Transcribed by Rose Burkholder, Ohio