Gospel Herald - Volume IX, Number 14 - July 6, 1916 - pg 271.
Brubaker.--Lydia Brubaker (nee Shoup) was born in Holmes Co, Ohio, April 8, 1847; died at her home near Smithville, Ohio, June 22, 1916; aged 69 y. 2 m. 19 d. She was united in marriage to David Brubaker March 3, 1874. This union was blessed with 3 sons and 4 daughters, and 11 grandchildren. Her husband and 1 infant daughter preceded her to the spirit world. She united with the Mennonite Church in youth. Was a faithful and consistent member until death. She was an invalid for nearly 18 years and endured her pain and suffering with Christian patience. While our sister's life was not so active in public work and service, yet her partially secluded life was surely not lived in vain. For it was through her submission in suffering and her Christian influence that her children can rise up and call her blessed. And all those who had the privilege of meeting her in these years of affliction could glean from her life many lessons. Funeral services at the Oak Grove Church and interment in cemetery nearby.
Hoover*.--Mabel M. Hoover was born March 24, 1893, in
Elkhart Ind., in which she resided all her life. In the winter
of 1911 she accepted Jesus as her personal Savior and united with
the Mennonite Church, Yellow Creek congregation. She was a teacher
in the primary department of the Sunday school for a period of
three years. She was loyal to her God and to the trust which He
gave her. Feb. 7, 1914, she was married to Chester Blosser and
though their married life was short it was full of joy and happiness.
In the fall of 1915 her health began to fail, and during the last
few weeks she suffered intensely. During her suffering she showed
forth much Christian fortitude and patience. Realizing that she
soon must leave this world she continually expressed a longing
to go to her Savior and be relieved from her suffering to live
in a realm of joy and happiness. She departed this life May 31,
1916. Leaves to mourn her early departure her husband, father,
mother, 3 sisters, 2 brothers, and a host of other relatives and
friends. Funeral held at the Yellow Creek Church and burial in
the adjoining cemetery. D. A. Yoder preached from the text found
in Luke 10:42.
*Name should be Blosser - note husband, Chester Blosser - Her maiden name was Hoover - daughter of Samuel and Lucinda (Curtis) Hoover - See Samuel R. Hoover GH May 1952
Transcribed by: Cheri Salz, Illinois
Gospel Herald - Volume IX, Number 15 - July 13, 1916 - pg 295,296.
Blosser.--Henry Blosser was born in Putnam Co., Ohio, May 19, 1848; died at his home near Hubbard, Oreg., June 12, 1916; aged 68 y. 23 d. Jan. 14, 1875, he was married to Barbara Hilty of Ohio. In 1895 he moved with his family to Oregon. He died very suddenly of heart failure. He was the father of ten children. He leaves to mourn his unexpected departure his wife, 8 children, and 8 grandchildren. Funeral services at Hubbard, Oreg., conducted by Bro. J. K. Lehman. Text, Matt. 25:13. Buried in Hubbard Cemetery.
Fretz.--Jacob Henry, son of the late Joseph and Elizabeth Fretz, was born April 19, 1866, and died at his home in Lincoln Co., Ont., on June 13, 1916. He was ill but a few days. He is survived by his wife and only sister, who have the sympathy of their many friends in their bereavement. Funeral services were held at the home on June 18, and interment was made in the Mennonite burying ground near Campden. Services were conducted by S. F. Coffman. Text, Eccl. 12:5.
Kauffman.--Mary Kauffman was born in Holmes Co., O., Oct. 26, 1833; died at the home of her son-in-law (C. S. Eash) in La Grange Co., Ind., June 23, 1916; aged 82 y. 7 m. 27 d. She was married to Levi __ash, who died 1883. To this union were born 7 children. Six of them survive their mother. They are Mrs. C. S. Eash, Mrs. Simon Yoder, Mrs. E. A. Yoder, Mrs. Levi Yoder, Dr. S. M. Eash, and Frank Eash. She was later married to Andrew Kauffman who also preceded her to the spirit world. She was a member of the Mennonite Church at the Forks. Funeral services at the Forks Church by D. D. Miller, assisted by J. Y. Hooley.
Frey.--Bro. Aaron Henry, son of John and Sarah Frey, was born Aug. 21, 1894; died June 26, 1916; aged 21 y. 10 m. 5 d. He had been ailing with anaemia for 3 months. He leaves father, mother, 2 brothers, 5 sisters and many friends to mourn his early departure. All of the family was present at the funeral. During his sickness he was very patient and resigned to God's will. A short service was held at the house, after which the body was taken to the Science Ridge Mennonite Church near Sterling, Ill., Bros. Christian Reiff and A. C. Good officiating. Text, I Sam. 20:3.
"Oh, can it be dear Aaron is gone?
Yes, hard it is to part;
Perhaps we should not grieve or mourn,
But sorrow fills our heart.
In love he lived and in Sweet Christian peace he died;
In love our Father called him home,
And he is with Him glorified."
Miller.--David J. Miller was born in Holmes Co., Ohio, Sept. 7, 1845; died near Midland, Mich., June 23, 1916; aged 70 y. 9 m. 16 d. He was married to Polly Yoder 50 years ago. To them were born 10 children, 5 of whom preceded him in death. His wife, 4 sons, a daughter, 28 grandchildren, 2 brothers, and a sister are left to mourn for a dear father and grandfather. He died very suddenly. His wife found him dead in bed, showing that "there is only a step between me and death." Funeral at the home of David Hostetler June 27, where a large number of friends, both English and German, gathered to pay the last tribute of respect. He was a member of the Amish Church from his youth and had a living faith in his Redeemer. E. A. Bontrager preached in English from I Sam. 20:3 (latter clause) and Ephraim Miller in German from Rev. 14:13. Interment in Amish cemetery.
"Quietly sleep, beloved one,
Rest from thy toil, thy labor's done;
Rest till the trump from the opening skies
Bids thee from dust to glory rise."
Diller.--Henry B., son of Samuel and Elizabeth Diller, was born in Allen Co., Ohio, April 1, 1866; died June 18, 1916; aged 50 y. 1 m. 28 d. He was united in marriage to Amanda Stemen, Jan. 25, 1894. He is survived by his companion, 5 children (Lela, Stemen, Lois, Vernon, and Grace), 5 brothers, and ?* sisters; besides many relatives and friends who mourn their loss. He united with the Mennonite Church when a young man and continued faithful until death. The loss of this one is keenly felt by all who knew him. His voice was seldom heard in public, but the influence of his quiet, unassuming life bore a message that only a sincere life can bear. As a husband he nobly shared the great duties and responsibilites of life with his companion in times of prosperity and happiness. As a father he had a concern for the spiritual as well as the temporal necessities of his children, endeavoring to bring them up in paths of truth and righteousness, teaching them by precept and example. As a neighbor he was respected by all who knew him. In this hour of sadness and bereavement may we look to the great comforter who knoweth all things. Funeral services conducted by N. O. Blosser, assisted by J. M. Shenk at the Salem M. H.
"The blessing of his quiet life
Fell on us like the dew;
And good thoughts, where his footsteps passed,
Life fairy blossoms grew.
"Sweet promptings unto kindest deeds,
Were in his very look;
We read his face as one who reads,
A true and holy book."
Transcriber's note: *May be "1" but the word sisters is used.
Yoder.--Joseph Yoder was born in Somerset Co., Pa., Feb. 28, 1840. He was one of 6 children, all of whom have passed to the great beyond except 1 brother. Nov. 26, 1865, he was united to Lavina Weaver of Cambria Co., Pa., and in March, 1866, they came to Bowne Tp., Mich. Two sons and 2 daughters were born to this union. Forty-eight years ago Bro. Yoder united with the Mennonite Church of Bowne and remained steadfast to the end. He suffered from a complication of diseases, accompanied by the infirmities of old age. He was confined to the house since last November and the greater part of that time to his bed, but with it all he bore up with great fortitude and longed for the time to come when he could depart this life, and await the coming of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He died June 15, 1916, at his son Emanuel's (the old homestead), aged 76 y. 3 m. 18 d. He was a devoted husband and father. His death has severed the tie that bound the last couple that came to this community in the sixties. He is survived by his devoted wife, 2 sons (Milton and Emanuel) 2 daughters (Mrs. Amanda Stahl and Mrs. Sarah Donmyer), 1 brother (Tobias Yoder), also 9 grandchildren, besides a very large circle of relatives and friends.
In my house are many mansions,
In my arms is perfect rest,
Earth abounds in care and sorrow,
But in heaven the weary are at rest.
Funeral services conducted June 18 at the Browne Mennonite Church by Bro. D. J. Johns and Aldus Brackbill. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
Gingerich.--Joseph Gingerich was born in Fairfield Co., Ohio, Nov. 18, 1840; died July 1, 1916; age 75 y. 7 m. 13 d. At the age of eleven he came with his parents to Johnson Co., Iowa. He was married Jan. 29, 1863, to Veronica Goldsmith, whom he survived seven years. To this union were born 10 children, of whom 7 survive (the other three having died in infancy). They are: Lydiann, Henry, William, Joseph, John, and Otto, all residents of Johnson and Iowa Co., and Solomon of Anarbor, Mich. He also leaves to mourn his death 25 grandchildren. He was baptized into the Amish Mennonite Church in about the year 1858. In the fall of 1878 he was ordained to the ministry, in which capacity he served faithfully until up to the time of his late illness. In August, 1912, he was stricken with paralysis, from which he never fully recovered, but was practically helpless up to the time of his death. He was interred on the 3rd in the old Amish Cemetery near Amish, attended by a large concourse of friends and neighbors. Funeral services were held at the Timber Church, conducted by Joe L. Hershberger and Jacob S. Yoder in the German, and Sanford C. Yoder in English.
"O sichre mensch besinne dich,
Todt Grab und Richter nahen sich,
In allem was du denkst und tuhst
Bedenke das du sterben must."
"O Jerusalem, thy beauty--
Oh how bright thy portals blest,
What sweet melodies of music, wafts from thy sweet ports of rest.
Oh what gladness shall be mine, when my sun shall rise to shine,
And the endless day prolong, when I too shall join in song."
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Burkholder.--Minnie Burkholder was born in Wayne Co., Ohio, Nov. 25, 1880; died at her home near Marshallville, Ohio, July 3, 1916; age 35 y. 7 m. 8 d. At the age of 18 years she gave her heart to Jesus and her hand to the Church. She was of a kind and lovable disposition, and though an invalid yet she enjoyed attending services when health would permit. She is survived by her father, Deacon Abram Burkholder, 3 brothers, 5 sisters, and many relatives and friends who mourn her departure. Funeral services were conducted by I. J. Buchwalter, assisted by E. F. Hartzler and I. W. Royer, on July 6, at the Crown Hill Church in the presence of a large concourse of people.
Burkholder.--Sister Mary L. Burkholder died at her home in Scotland, Franklin Co., Pa., after an illness of about four weeks from heart trouble; aged 65 y. 7 m. 19 d. She is survived by 4 sons and 4 daughters; also by her mother (widow of Deacon Jacob H. Lehman, deceased, who is in her 92nd year), and 4 brothers. The funeral was held on Saturday, July 8, interment at the Mount Pleasant U. B. Church. Services conducted by W. W. Hege from Rev. 2:7.
Miller.--Lizzie B. Miller was born in La Grange Co., Ind., near Emma, Sept. 10, 1880; died July 2, 1916, at her home on the place where she was born; aged 35 y. 9 m. 22 d. She was united in marriage to George Y. Miller Dec. 6, 1903. To this union were born 2 sons (Amjie Keith, aged 10, and Holly Stanley aged 7). In her early years she became a member of the Mennonite Church as her choice of faith, living an exemplary and fruitful life until death claimed her. Being afflicted with cancer for some time past, she sacrificed with her husband and children the comforts and joys of home life, and spent much of the past six months at Indianapolis taking treatment for her disease, that if God might see well her health might be restored. During her life she posessed that cheerful and loving spirit, ever ready to serve rather than to be served, for which cause she was held in high esteem by those with whom acquaintance had been formed. She leaves to mourn her departure a kind husband, 2 sons, mother, 5 brothers, 5 sisters, a host of relatives and friends. In her death the home loses a kind and loving mother, ever ready to sacrifice for the good of others, the Church a faithful member never disobedient to its principles ever ready for duty, the community oie* ever ready to give a helping hand. Funeral held Wednesday, July 5, at the Mennonite Church at Emma, Ind., in charge of D. D. Miller and her home ministers, where a large number of relatives and friends gathered together to pay the last tribute of respect.
Transcriber's note: *Their word.
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Esh.--Lydia Esh was born in Juniata Co., Pa., Dec. 15, 1846; died in Belleville, Pa., July 12, 1916. She was a member of the Amish Mennonite Church for many years. She leaves to mourn her loss one sister, Mattie Miller. She was one of a family of 10 children. Funeral services were held at the Belleville A. M. Church, conducted by J. H. Byler in English and J. D. Yoder in German.
Landis.--Henry S., infant son of Bro. John and Sister Katie Landis, was born Feb. 7, 1916, and died July 4, 1916, at his parents' home near Lititz, Pa. He died of complication of diseases which was caused by pneumonia which he had been suffering with when only six weeks old. Little Henry has gone to meet his infant sister, Flora. He leaves to mourn his parents, 1 brother (Aaron), 1 sister (Mary). Funeral services at the Lititz, Pa., Mennonite Church conducted by Bro. Noah Landis. Text, Job 1:21, latter clause. Buried in Hernley's Cemetery.
Hersh.--Jacob Hersh was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., June 7, 1839; died at his home in Sterling, Ill., June 27, 1916; aged 77 y. 20 d. He was united in marriage with Susan Eshleman Aug. 24, 1862. To this union were born 2 children, Amos who died at the age of 3 months, and Frank who survives him. In early life Bro. Hersh was a member of the Mennonite Church but in later years he drifted from the Church, until a few months before he died he was again reclaimed. He endured his sufferings patiently to the end. Funeral services at the Science Ridge Mennonite Church, conducted by C. Reiff of Newton, Kans., and A. C. Good.
Crane.--Louis Vaden, the only child of Henry and Ruth
Crane of Philadelphia, Mo., was born June 1, 1915; died July 15,
1916; aged 1 y. 1 m. 15 d. He suffered from whooping cough, summer
complaint, and bronchitis, followed by convulsions. He received
the best of care that human hands could give, but all to no avail.
Why God saw fit to take him away from us we can not understand,
but His ways are not our ways. Vaden was a very bright little
boy and loved by all who knew him. He leaves to mourn his loss
a father, mother, 2 grandfathers, 2 grandmothers, 1 great-grandfather,
2 great-grandmother, and many other relatives and friends. Funeral
services July 16 at the Mennonite Church conducted by Bros. Ira
Buckwalter and J. W. Hess.
"Dearest Vaden, thou hast left us,
We have taken the last farewell,
Of our dear and loving darling;
Why it was we cannot tell."
Brubaker.--Lydia Brubaker (nee Shoup) was born in Holmes
Co., Ohio, April 3, 1847; died at her home near Smithville, Ohio,
June 22, 1916; aged 69 y. 2 m. 19 d. She was united in marriage
to David Brubaker, Mar. 3, 1874. This union was blessed with 3
sons and 4 daughters, and 11 grandchildren. Her husband, 1 infant
daughter, and 2 grandchildren preceded her to the spirit world.
She united with the Mennonite Church in her youth. Was a faithful
and consistent member until death. She was an invalid for nearly
18 years and endured her pain and suffering with Christian patience.
While her life was not so active in public work and service, yet
her partially secluded life was surely not lived in vain. For
it was through her submission in suffering and her Christian influence
that her children can rise up and call her blessed. And all those
who had the privilege of meeting her in these years of affliction,
could glean from her life many lessons. She chose for her text
from II Cor. 5:1, also one of her favorite hymns was, "If
ever I loved thee my Jesus 'tis now." Funeral services at
the Oak Grove Church conducted by Bro. J. S. Gerig and Bro. C.
Z. Yoder, assisted by Bro. I. J. Buchwalter. Interment in cemetery
Dear mother, thy children feel lonely,
Because thy chair is vacant in the home.
Oh! we miss thy sweet countenance No matter where we roam.
While we were weeping at they grave, dear mother,
It made thy children to wonder,
Why this is, we cannot yet understand,
But if we remain faithful and true
We shall some sweet day understand over yonder.
--- By her daughter Mary.