Mummah.-Bro. Jos. Mummah of Columbia, Pa., has passed from this life to his eternal home, at the age of 78 y. 5 m. 24 d. on the 8th of April, leaving his wife, a daughter, and 2 grandchildren to mourn his departure. Funeral services were held on Thursday, April 11, at the home of the deceased, with J. C. Habecker and J. K. Charles to officiate at the services. Text, I Pet. 4:18,19. Burial at Silver Springs Cemetery. Pray for the fold here that others may arise to fill the vacancy.
Miller.-Abram Melvin, infant son of Abram G., and Emma
L. Miller, Neffsville, Pa., April 13, 1918; aged 18 days. His
death was caused by infant troubles. He leaves parents, 2 brothers,
and 4 sisters. Funeral services April 15. All services were at
the house by Noah L. Landis in charge. Text, "The Lord hath
given, the Lord hath taken. Blessed be the name of the Lord."
Remains were laid to rest in the Landis Valley Cemetery.
"God needed one more angel child,
Amidst his shining band;
And so He bent with loving smile,
To clasp dear Melvin's hand."
Holdeman.-Raymond B. Holdeman was born near Wakarusa,
Indiana, April 3, 1917; died April 13, 1918, of whooping cough
and other complications; aged 1 y. 10 d. He leaves parents, grandparents,
great-grandparents and many relatives and friends.
"We loved him, yes we loved him,
But the Father loved him more:
And so He stooped with loving hand,
And took him to yonder shore."
Funeral services conducted by S. L. Weldy and D. A. Yoder at the Holdeman Church. Burial at the Olive Cemetery.
Burkhart.-Esther Mary Burkhart, nee Witmer, of Ronks, Pa., was born Dec. 20, 1892; died Mar. 15, 1918. She was married to Clayton Burkhart, Nov. 18, 1915. She united with the Church in her youth and remained a faithful member until death removed her to the glory world. She was of a quiet disposition and bore her afflictions very patiently. She leaves to mourn her death husband, father, 2 sisters, 1 brother. Funeral Mar. 18. Services at the home by David Landis and at Stumptown Mennonite Church by Sanford Landis.
Nafziger.-Lyle Richard, son of Bro. Jonas and Sister
Ida Nafziger, was born near Hopedale, Ill., July 7, 1917; died
April 17, 1918, after a short illness of capillary bronchitis;
aged 9 m. 10 d. He leaves father, mother, 2 sisters, 3 grandparents,
2 great-grandmothers and a large number of relatives and friends.
Two little sisters preceded him in death. God doeth all things
"The golden gates were opened wide,
A gentle voice said, Come;
And angels from the other side,
Welcomed our darling baby home."
Albrecht.-Jacob Albrecht was born near Princeton, Ill., Jan. 7, 1847; died at his home near Ohio, Ill., April 17, 1918. On Jan. 26, 1873 he was married to Catharine Birky. This union was blessed with seven children, two of whom died in infancy and one son (Edward) in Nov. 1915. He is survived by his companion, two sons, two daughters and an unusually large number of relatives. He was a member of the Mennonite Church since his youth. Funeral services were held in the Evangelical Church near his home conducted by C. A. Hartzler from II Cor. 4:18, after which he was buried in the cemetery nearby.
Miller.-Amanda Angeline Miller, nee Troyer, was born Nov. 7, 1878 in Walnut Creek, Holmes Co., Ohio, April 7, 1918; aged 39 y. 5 m. She was married to Seth J. Miller, Dec. 31, 1898, and lived in matrimony 18 y. 3 m. 7 d. She leaves husband, 1 daughter, two adopted daughters, parents, two brothers, 2 sisters and a host of relatives and friends. She united with the A. M. Church at Walnut Creek in 1894 and was a faithful member to the end. Her sickness lasted about 5 months. She had an operation two weeks before she died. She was buried on the 9th at the Walnut Creek A. M. Church. The meeting-house was full of relatives and friends. Services by S. H. Miller from Rev. 22:10, 11 and a few words from Calvin and Corson Mast.
Risser.-Walter Bartholomew Risser was born Jan. 6, 1908, in Elkhart Co., Ind. During his short life he had a number of severe trials which he bore patiently. During the latter part of 1917 he contracted an illness resulting in pneumonia, which proved to be fatal. He fell asleep Mar. 18, 1918; aged 10 y. 2 m. 12 d. He leaves to mourn his early departure, father, mother, one grandfather, two grandmothers, besides many other relatives and friends.
"If thou shalt be in heart a child, -
Forgiving, tender, meek and mild-
Through with light strains of earth defiled,
Oh, soul, it shall be well."
Funeral conducted by S. L. Weldy and D. A. Yoder at the Olive Church, burial in adjoining cemetery.
Fisher.-Adam H. Fisher was born near New Paris, Ind., June 20, 1864; died April 15, 1918; aged 53 y. 9 m. 26 d. He remained on the home place till he reached his majority after which he spent one year in California and ten years in New Mexico when he returned to New Paris where he was engaged in business till the time of his death. He was united in marriage Jan. 24, 1904, to Daisy Grace Shuemaker who preceded him to the spirit world, July 12, 1910 and was again united in marriage to Mary Leinbach, Sep. 5, 1914. He leaves his wife, 4 children, 7 brothers, 1 sister, and a host of other relatives and friends, to mourn their loss. When about 24 years of age he united with the Mennonite Church, of which he was a devoted member till the time of his death. His Christian fidelity needs no comment as his life was an evidence of his consecration and nearly to the last was noticed to be in communion with his heavenly Father in whom he had implicit confidence. Funeral services conducted by Ray Yoder and D. A. Yoder at the Whitehead Church.
Slonecker.-Mary, daughter of Peter and Catherine Krabill,
was born near Canton, Ohio, July 31, 1850; died at her home in
Logan county, O., March 27, 1918, aged 67 y. 7 m. 26 d.
She was united in marriage to Daniel Slonecker, Jan. 29, 1874, where they resided for one year,* after which they moved to Logan Co., where they had since resided. To this union were born two sons. There remain four grandchildren, a kind and loving husband, also seven brothers living, one brother having preceded her to the spirit world fifteen years ago.
She united with the Amish Mennonite Church in her youth, and remained a faithful member to the end. She loved to read her Bible and found great comfort in the precious promises therein, her seat seldom being vacant at church when health permitted to attend.
"Dearest mother, thou hast left us,
Here thy loss we deeply feel,
But 'tis God who hath bereft us,
He can all our sorrows heal."
Funeral services were held at South Union Church, Friday afternoon, March 29, at 2 o'clock in charge of Bros. A. I. Yoder and Levi Plank. Interment in the cemetery near the church.
Transcriber's note: * typed as printed - no place given
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Gerber.-Clarence Edwin, only son of Joe and Ida Gerber, was born March 13, 1918, near Harper, Kans.; died April 11, 1918. His affliction was pneumonia, of only a few days duration. He leaves to mourn his early departure father, mother, one sister, one grandmother, one grandfather, uncles, aunts, besides relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Pleasant Valley Church by Bro. R. M. Weaver.
Blough.-Fannie, widow of John H. Blough, was born near Davidsville, Pa., June 21, 1834; died of paralysis at the home of her son, Jere Plough, April 24, 1918: aged 83 y. 10 m. 3 d. She was married to John H. Blough about 62 years ago. Her husband died Feb. 10, 1915. She was brought up in a family of 12 children; 3 survive her. She was the mother of 8 children, 1 dead. She also had 37 grandchildren, (4 dead) and 65 great-grandchildren (11 dead). She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for many years. Funeral services at the Blough Church on the 26th by S. G. Shetler and L. A. Blough. Interment in cemetery near the church.
Getz.-Frances S., daughter of Bro. John R and Sister
Anna Shertzer Getz, near Rohrerstown, Pa., died April 26, 1918
after a few weeks of illness of pneumonia; aged 2 m. 9 d. God
saw fit to take her home. It is hard to part with such dear ones,
but God's ways are not our ways. She leaves to mourn her early
departure father, mother, an only sister (Anna S.). Funeral services
Mar. 29 at the Mennonite Church at Rohrerstown, conducted by Bros.
Daniel Lehman and John H. Mosemann. Text, Psa. 118:17. Laid to
rest in the cemetery at East Petersburg.
"Gone to heaven is our darling,
Gone to her bright home above;
She has left us here so lonely,
How we miss her whom we loved."
Martin.-Jonathan Martin was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., April 22, 1824; died at his late home near Dalton, Ohio, on April 13, 1918; aged 93 y. 11 m. 21 d. He was united in marriage to Elizabeth Horst, Jan. 8, 1846. 5 sons and 3 daughters were born to them, the wife and two sons having preceded him in death. 3 sons, 3 daughters, 19 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and an aged brother and sister survive him. He was bedfast one year, during which time he was suffering a great deal and needed much care; but those who so kindly ministered to his wants need never regret it. Services were held on April 16 from the County Line Church. Interment in the Cemetery nearby, of which church he was a life-long member. Text, II Tim. 4:6-9, by the brethren Benj. Good and David Wenger of Burton City, Moses Horst and Abr. Good of Medina.
Hunsberger.-Isabelle Hunsberger was born in Elkhart Co., Ind., June 17, 1861. In her early childhood she was afflicted in such a way as to hinder her mental development to some extent. During her entire life she retained her child-like simplicity, living a quiet and harmless life. She was especially fond of children and was able to make friends with them everywhere. She had a large acquaintance, having made many friends throughout the community. On Apr. 5 she went to stay with her cousin, Mrs. Amos Jones, who had been recently bereft by the loss of her husband, intending to stay with her during the summer. A few days later she took sick and on Apr. 17, she peacefully passed away aged 56 y. 10 m. She leaves to mourn her departure 2 brothers, 2 sisters, besides many other friends. Funeral Services at the Olive Church conducted by John Martin and D. A. Yoder. Burial in adjoining cemetery.
Wenger.-Marianne, youngest daughter of Peter and Barbara
Tschantz, was born at Sonnenberg, Wayne Co., O., Oct. 29, 1847,
died at her home in Burton City. O., April 18, 1918; aged 70 y.
5 m. 20 d., being the last member of the family to go. On Dec.
2, 1879, she was married to Emmanuel Wenger, who preceeded her
to the heavenly home nearly 21 years ago. She is survived by 1
daughter (Mrs. Anna Shultz), 2 grandchildren, and 4 stepsons (Emmanuel,
Christian, David and Amos Wenger). Many other relatives and friends
also mourn her departure. At the age of 17 she confessed her Savior
and united with the Mennonite Church, living a devoted Christian
life until death, which was caused by a cerebral hemorrhage. Her
last illness was of short duration, lasting only from Tuesday
morning until Thursday evening. She will be greatly missed in
her home and community. Funeral services were held Sunday, April
21, at the home and at Martin Church, conducted by Brethren I.
J. Buchwalter and Adam Brenneman. Text, I Cor. 6:20: "Ye
are bought with a price." Interment in cemetery adjoining.
"Why do we mourn departing friends,
Or shake at death's alarms?
'Tis but the voice that Jesus sends,
To call them to His arms."
Rhodes.-Mary E., little daughter of Pre. D. H. and Sister Priscilla Rhodes, died of brain fever at their home near Dale Enterprise, Va., April 16; aged 6 y. 7 m. 11 d. Funeral services conducted at the Weaver Church on the 18th by the brethren, Perry H. Shank and L. J. Heatwole. Text, Eph. 3:15. Her body was laid to rest in the cemetery nearby.
Yoder.-Elmer, son of C. S. Yoder, was born in Elkhart
Co., Ind., July 8, 1896; died April 20, 1918; aged 21 y. 9 m.
12 d. Bro. Yoder took ill on Wednesday and although the best of
medical aid was secured, he continued to fail until his demise
the following Saturday.
He united with the Mennonite Church at Nappanee, Ind., at about the age of 12 years, to which faith he remained faithful till death. He was always a willing worker in the Church in whatever capacity he could serve.
On July 21, 1917, he was united in marriage to Sister Florence Holdeman of Wakarusa, Ind. Besides his companion, he leaves to mourn a father and mother, one sister, and two brothers.
Funeral services at the N. Main St. Mennonite Church, Nappanee, Ind., and in charge of Brethren E. S. Mullet and S. L. Weldy. It was one of the largest funerals held in Nappanee for some time. May the Lord bless the bereaved relatives and friends.
Gimbel.-Maryetta Gimbel was born July 4, 1895;
died on April 21, 1918; aged 22 y. 9 m. 17 d. She united with
the Mennonite Church in early youth. We have evidence that she
left this world in peace. She leaves to mourn her early departure
father and mother, four brothers and four sisters.
Ada Cressman Gimbel was born July 1, 1887; died April 22, 1918; aged 30 y. 9 m. 21 d. She united with the Mennonite Church at the early age of 14, and remained a consistent, faithful member to the end. In December, 1911, she was married to Bro. Irvin Gimbel, to which union were born three children. She leaves to mourn her sudden departure a sorrowing husband, three little children, father and mother, two brothers and one sister.
A double funeral was held from the home of Bro. and Sister David Gimbel near Breslau, Ont., April 24, when a large number of relatives and friends assembled to pay their last tribute of sympathy to those that were called out of this world. The services at the house and at the church in Breslau, were conducted by the brethren, Jonas Snyder and Oscar Burkholder.
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Beer.-Irvin Marion, son of Nick and Leah Beer, of near Hubbard, Oreg., was born Oct. 26, 1917; died April 13, 1918; aged 5 m. 17 d. Funeral services at the Smyrna Church conducted by Bro. A. P. Troyer. Text, I Pet. 1:24. Interment in the cemetery nearby.
Nagus.-Barbara (Cressman) Nagus was born in Waterloo, Ont. In Aug. 1913, she was married to George J. Nagus of Guernsey, Sask. She died April 19, 1918; aged 39 y. 9 m. 12 d. She leaves to mourn her loss a sorrowing husband, 4 small children, besides a number of relatives and friends. Funeral services were held April 23, 1918 at the Sharon Mennonite Church near Guernsey, Sask., by I. S. Rosenberger.
Burhaus.-Wm. Earl Burhaus was born Jan. 10, 1847; died at Ashley, Mich., April 20, 1918; aged 71 y. 3 m. 10 d. Oct., 1867, he was married to Margaret Anna Jolly. To this union was born one son, and one daughter, Lilly Bell Harger, who preceded her father 19 years ago. Bro. Burhaus accepted the Lord about 12 years ago at Lewistown, Mich., and held out faithful until the end. Funeral was held at the home of her son, Nelson, by E. A. Bontrager of Midland, Mich.
Shoup.-Jacob Shoup was born Aug. 27, 1830 near Mt. Hope, Ohio, died April 10, 1918, near Dalton, Ohio; aged 87 y. 7 m. 13 d. He was united in marriage to Nancy Martin, 1856, who preceded him to the spirit world over three years. He leaves one brother, George, 4 sons and 3 daughters, 22 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. Early in life he united with the Mennonite Church and has been a faithful member to the end. Services conducted at the County Line Church by David Wenger and Benj. Good, assisted by I. J. Buchwalter.
Hoover.-Simon R. Hoover was born in Markham, Ont., Sep. 2, 1841; died at his home near Altoona, Ont., Mar. 28, 1918, in his 77th year. Deceased became sick with indigestion and after five days peacefully fell asleep and entered into his reward. He was married to Fanny Wideman who, with a son, Albert on the homestead, and Mrs. Williamson, Toronto, survive him. He was many years a member of the Mennonite Church and when health would permit, was regular in assembling with the congregation. We believe our loss is his gain. Funeral at the Wideman Church on the 30th conducted by I. A. Wambold and L. J. Burkholder.
Wachtman.-John Frederick Wachtman of near Hubbard, Oreg., was born in Stetin, Germany, 1840; died at the home of his son George, April 19, 1918; aged 77 y. 10 m. 26 d. He was married to Amala Schultz 1862, emigrated to America in 1872, moved to Oregon in 1879, residing on the home place until death. His companion preceded him to the great beyond several years ago. He is survived by 2 sons and 1 daughter, 4 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral services on the 21st conducted by Sanford C. Yoder and A. P. Troyer. At the Zion A. H. Church. Text II Sam. 19:32. Interment in the cemetery nearby.
Bochstahler.-Matilda Bochstahler (nee Ulrich) was born in Chicago, Ill., Nov. 13, 1874; died of tuberculosis after an illness of nearly three months. Her husband, two sons, and five daughters survive her. One son preceded her in death. She was received into the Church at the Home Mission in the fall of 1910 and remained a faithful member until her death. While it seems to us that her family and especially the little ones would need her guiding hand and the church her influence, God, whose ways are not our ways, saw best to call her to her eternal reward. Funeral services were held April 22 by A. H. Leaman at the residence and at Mt. Auburn Cemetery where she was laid to rest.
Fisher.-Samuel Fisher was born in Ohio, Feb. 14, 1841; died near Wellman Iowa, Dec. 29, 1917; aged 76 y. 10 m. 15 d. He came to Iowa in his youth. In 1863 he was united in marriage to Sarah Slabaugh. To this union were born 13 children, 10 grew up to manhood and womanhood. 5 preceded him to the spirit world, 3 in infancy, also Maggie, wife of J. C. Guengerich, died Jan. 1913; Susie, wife of Wm. H. Miller died March 1906. Eight are left to mourn their loss. (John, Tillie Yoder, Joe, Lizzie Miller, Ida Miller, Samuel, Jacob, Maud Miller) also 21 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren and many relatives and friends. He united with the A. M. Church when a young man and remained faithful unto the end. Funeral at the West Union Church Jan. 1, 1918, Jacob K. Yoder and Abner G. Yoder officiating. Text, I John 3:2.
Herr.-Susanna S. Herr was born June 11, 1851; died at her home in Stumptown, Pa., May 3, 1918; aged 66 y. 10 m. 22 d. Eleven years ago she was stricken with a paralytic stroke from which she suffered greatly especially the last four years when she was entirely confined to the house. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for a number of years. She was of a cheerful disposition and bore her suffering with patience. Our loss is her eternal gain. She leaves to mourn her departure a grief-stricken husband, one son, 2 adopted children, 4 brothers, 1 sister, and a host of relatives and friends. Funeral services on May 6 were conducted at the home by Bro. David Landis and at the Stumptown Mennonite Church by Bros. Sanford Landis and C. H. Brackbill, where a large concourse of friends and neighbors gathered to pay the last tribute of respect to one they loved. Interment in the adjoining Cemetery.
Amstutz.-Mary Ann Oberly Amstutz was born in Switzerland,
Feb. 1, 1841; emigrated to America, 1844; died at the home of
her daughter, Mrs. C. W. Steiner, near Dalton, Ohio, April 25,
1918; aged 77 y. 2 m. 24 d. She was received by baptism into membership
of the Swiss Mennonite Church, April 2, 1858, to which she remained
loyal and true. On May 7, 1861, she was married to John J. Amstutz
who died Aug. 24, 1909. To this union was born 8 children. One
son, 2 daughters, 1 brother, 38 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren
survive. The day before her death she asked one of her granddaughters
to read John 17 and told her she was ready to leave this world.
Funeral services April 27 at the house by J. S. Moser and at the
Church by Jacob Nussbaum and C. N. Amstutz.
"Grandmother's life work is ended,
You're with loved ones gone before,
May we all prepare to meet you,
On that bright celestial shore."
Mast.-Claude C., son of Perry and Arie Mast was born July 18, 1909; died April 29, 1918; aged 9 y. 9 m. 11 d. Little Claude suffered much from a complication of diseases - pleurisy, measles, double pneumonia, and catarrhal fever-yet bore it all with much patience. During his last night on earth he constantly spoke of his playmates. All the fervent prayers of a loving father and mother that life might be spared, the watchful care of a nurse, together with the doctor's and other willing hands, were of no avail. He leaves a grandfather, father, mother, 5 brothers, and a host of friends to mourn his departure. Funeral services conducted at the Mennonite Church near Kokomo, Ind., by Niles H. Slabaugh and J. S. Horner.
"When my little grassy mound you see,
It is then I ask, Remember me;
As you are now, so once was I,
As I am now, so you must be:
Prepare for death and follow me."
Schwedt.-Charlotte Schwedt was born in Germany, Nov. 6. 1842; died at her home in Chicago, Ill., of heart failure April 18, 1918; aged 75 y. 5 m. 12 d. She came with her husband to America 52 years ago and spent most of her life since that time in Chicago. Her husband, Bro. John Schwedt, and five children preceded her in death. She leaves two sons and four daughters. She was received into the Mennonite Church at the Home Mission in 1905 and has been a faithful member during these years. It was her greatest joy to attend services at the Mission and also to attend the Annual State conferences. She was always ready to testify to the saving and keeping power of Christ. She did not know she was so soon to enter one of the "many mansions" where living is not so much of a problem as it is here. Her greatest desire for several years was that she might live to see the new church built and recently expressed a desire to move nearby the Mission that she might have the pleasure of seeing the workmen at their work on the church, but God did not grant her to see this privilege. Funeral services at her home and at the Mission April 20, by A. H. Leaman. Remains laid to rest in Waldheim Cemetery.
Yoder.-David J. Yoder was born in Holmes Co., Ohio. Sept. 18, 1842; died at his home in Champaign County, Ohio, April 27, 1918; aged 75 y. 7 m. 9 d. He was married to Susana Garber May 8, 1862. To this union was born four sons and one daughter. His wife died in April of 1899. In the year of 1905, he was again married to Sarah Zook, of Kokomo, Ind. This wife only survived about three years. After her death he spent most of his time with his son Alfred on the home farm. He united with the Amish Mennonite Church in his youth, and in the year of 1880 he was ordained to the office of Deacon in the Martin's Creek Church, Holmes Co., Ohio. He leaves to mourn his departure three sons (Jonas D., Aaron D., and Alfred L.) He also leaves 15 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren and 3 brothers. His death was due to a complication of diseases from which he suffered greatly the last few weeks. Although he suffered much he bore it patiently expressing his desire to depart and be with Christ. He will be missed; but we hope our loss is his eternal gain. Funeral services at Oak Grove Church in charge of Bro. S. E. Allgyer assisted by Bros. J. J. Warye and J. B. Hartzler. Burial in Hooley Cemetery.
Buchwalter.-On April 21, 1918, at his home near Dalton, Ohio, Daniel Buchwalter, died at the advanced age of 75 y. 1 m. 6 d. Bro. Buchwalter was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Mar. 15, 1843. He moved with his parents to Wayne Co., Ohio, and located on a farm near Dalton which has practically been his home during the remainder of his life. He served over three years in the Civil War. He was united in marriage Dec. 19, 1867, to Sarah Brenneman. The fruit of this union was seven children. The following survive: Rudy C., Ira J., Effie M., Daniel W., and Charles F. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for about 50 years. He helped organize the first Sunday schools in the Martin and Pleasant View Churches near his home and served for three years at each place as superintendent. He spent much time in the study of the Word of God and was very helpful in both Sunday school and church work, serving as trustee of his home church ever since the organization, as well as holding other offices of trust in the church and neighborhood. Funeral services were held from his late home on April 24 in charge of Bro. A. J. Steiner of N. Lima, O., assisted by W. H. Bryenton at the residence and I. W. Royer and Aaron Eberly at the Martin Church, where a very large concourse of people had assembled as a mark of respect. There are four sons, one daughter, three brothers, 8 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren and many relatives and friends to mourn his departure. Thus another land-mark and pillar in the Church has been removed from our midst that he might reap the reward of his labors in the haven of rest.
Douglas.-Florrie C. Douglas died of Bright's Disease and heart trouble in a sanitarium in Atlanta, Ga., April 20, aged 32 y. 7 m. 22 d. She was born in Rockingham Co., Va., and reared in a family near Dale Enterprise. After growing to womanhood she spent some time in the Mennonite Sanitarium in Colorado, after which she came back to Virginia, but has been in Atlanta for several years. When her health gave way she arranged to come to Virginia again but on the day she expected to start she was taken to the Sanitarium where she sank rapidly. She united with the Mennonite Church when quite young and so far as known to the writer she lived a consistent life to her death. After finding out that her condition was very serious she desired to be visited by one of our ministers. Arrangements were made to grant her request, but before the minister got started the dispatch came announcing her death. By her request her body was brought to Virginia. Funeral services at Weaver Church, conducted by the brethren Louis Shank and D. H. Rhodes. Text, I Tim. 6:7. Buried in the cemetery nearby.
Gingerich.-Mary R. Gingerich, (nee Zehr) was born in Oxford Co., Ont., May 18, 1881; died at her home near Wellman, Iowa, April 30, 1918; aged 36 y. 11 m. 12 d. On Friday, 26th a little daughter was born to gladden the home. She was seemingly getting along well until Sunday evening she became suddenly ill and suffered untold pain, but patient and without complaint. All that loved ones and skilled hands could do was of no avail. Peritonitis was found the cause of her death. When only 14 months old she was left motherless, and was reared to womanhood by her uncle, Andrew Zehr. In the spring of 1902 she came to Iowa and on Oct. 6, 1904 was united in marriage to Christian Gingerich. To this union were born 3 sons, 1 daughter, Jeremiah Joseph, Leroy Paul, Aldine, and the babe, Louella. Besides the children she leaves a heart-broken husband, 3 brothers, 3 half-sisters, 1 half-brother, step-mother. She united with the Mennonite Church and was a faithful member until death. She was conscious until near the end and the Lord used her to manifest His power among those she was burdened for and one of her last requests was to the beloved ministers who were at her bedside, that they might use their influence and that of the church to help the father bring up her little ones in the fear of the Lord. She longed to remain with her little flock but was fully resigned to the will of God, and after bidding good-by with faithful admonition to loved ones, she begged that the Lord might speed the end and soon smilingly fell asleep in Jesus. Funeral services were held at the West Union Church Friday, conducted from Psa. 8:4, 5. The services were arranged by the departed one. Remains were laid to rest in nearby Cemetery.
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Burkholder.-Richard Gordon Burkholder, infant son of
John E. and Fannie H. Burkholder, Chambersburg, Pa., died April
22, 1918, aged 17 days. His death was caused by infant troubles.
He leaves parents, 4 sisters, and 1 brother to mourn his departure.
Funeral services April 24. All services were at the house with Bro. Daniel Kuhns in charge. Interment at Chambersburg grave yard.
God needed one more angel child
Amidst his shining band,
And so He bent with loving smile,
To clasp dear Richard's hand.
Stalter.-Elizabeth Stalter, daughter of John and Elizabeth
Stalter was born at Nussenwalder Hof, Lorraine, France, died May
9, 1918, at the St. Francis Hospital, Peoria, Ill.; aged 76 y.
5 m. 24 d.
She came to America with her parents in her youth, where she united with the A. M. Church at Hamilton, Butler Co., Ohio. Later they came to Illinois, first to Tazewell Co., then to Livingston Co. Her parents and 3 brothers preceded her. She leaves 2 brothers, Joseph and Daniel, 1 sister Mrs. Magdalena Rocke, Meadows, Ill. She had been well taken care of at the hospital for nearly 21 years.
Funeral services were held at the Waldo A. M. Church by Bro. Geo. Summer in English and Bro. Joe Kinsinger in German. Buried at the Waldo Cemetery.
Hochstetler.-Oliver Hochstetler was born in Sugar Creek Twp., Tuscarawas Co., Ohio, March 14, 1870; died in Walnut Creek Twp., Holmes Co., Ohio, April 26, 1918; aged 48 y. 1 m. 12 d. He was married to Minnie Gerber Dec. 1895. To this union were born two daughters. His first wife died Feb. 5, 1901. He was married the second time to Malinda Blosser, Jan. 4, 1903. To this union were born 2 sons 5 daughters. His first wife, one son, 2 daughters preceded him. He leaves to mourn his departure his widow, one son, 5 daughters, mother, 1 brother and a host of relatives and friends. His sickness was cancer and tuberculosis. He was a member of the A. M. Church at Walnut Creek. Was buried there April 28. A host of friends attended the funeral. The meeting house was not large enough to hold the people. Services by S. H. Miller, Rev. 2:17, assisted by J. F. Mast of Martin's Creek, Phil. 1:21.
Nofzinger.-Willard, son of Bro. Aaron and Sister Pearl
Nofzinger, was born Apr. 7, 1916, in Kulters Co., Ohio; died Apr.
11, 1918, in Midland Co., Mich.; aged 2 y. 4 d. His sickness was
pneumonia, followed by brain fever, and ending with spinal meningitis.
He suffered much and all that loving hands could do was done for
him but God saw fit to remove him from this sinful world, to a
better home. Little Willard was an exceptionally kind-hearted
child, always happy and contented, leaving our home lonely and
our hearts saddened. He leaves to mourn his early departure, father,
mother, 2 sisters, and 2 brothers, besides a host of relatives
and friends. Funeral services at the Mennonite Church near Midland,
Mich., conducted by Eli Bontrager of that place, and Samuel Grieser
of Fulton Co., Ohio.
God who gave our darling Willard,
Took him home again so soon,
But our hearts bow in submission
Blessed Lord, Thy Will be done.
Hershberger.-Tobias Hershberger was born in Somerset Co., Pa., March 22, 1843. In October, 1865, he with his parents emigrated to Kent Co., Mich., at which place he was married to Leah Gingerich. To them were born two sons, Simon and William. On Sep. 30, 1883 he was ordained to the office of deacon in the Mennonite Church of which he was a member since the age of 27 years, in which he faithfully served up to his death. In Nov. 1894 he, with his family, emigrated to Knox Co., Tenn., where he resided till in Feb. 1900, when he with his family emigrated to what was then Woods Co., but now Alfalfa Co., Okla., on the farm where occurred on May 4, 1918, at the age of 75 y. 1 m. 12 d. He leaves to mourn his departure his life companion, one sister, two sons, three grandsons and two grand-daughters. Funeral on the 7th conducted by D. Y. Hooley and S. C. Miller at the Milan Valley Church and laid to rest in the Cemetery nearby.
Brubaker.-John, son of William and Annie Brubaker was
born in Mifflintown, Pa., April 9, 1894; died at Camp Meade hospital
April 15, 1918, after five days illness of pneumonia; aged twenty
four years and six days. He united with the Mennonite Church at
the age of sixteen and was a faithful and active worker in Sunday
school and Bible class work wherever he made his Church home.
John graduated from the Millersville Normal School in 1917, and
was principal of the Salisbury High School of Lancaster Co., Pa.,
when he was called to camp.
He was taken to Camp Meade on Feb. 7 and had not been home as he could not leave the detention camp without wearing the uniform, which he never accepted. The funeral was held on the 19 at the Lostcreek church, Brother William Graybill and Brother John Mosemann officiating. Text John 15:13. John will be greatly missed in his home and school and by all who knew him, for to know him was to love him. He is survived by his father and mother, three brothers, and two sisters.
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High.-Solomon High of Blue Ball, Lancaster Co., Pa., died at his home on April 22, 1918, after an illness of 24 hours from a stroke of apoplexy, aged 82 y. 2 m. 18 d. He was a member of the Mennonite Church at Weaverland for 50 years. He was active and progressive as a citizen and brother in church, always ready and willing to lend a helping hand. He will be missed in the home, in the church and in the community. He is survived by an aged widow, and 2 sons. The funeral services were held in the church at Weaverland on the 27th, conducted by the Brethren Bish. Benjamin Weaver and I. B. Good. His remains were laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery.
Barr.-Charles A. Barr was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., April 25, 1876; died at his late home near Pequea Valley April 13, 1918; aged 41 y. 11 m. 19 d. He leaves to mourn his early departure a sorrowing wife 3 children (John, Florence, and Paul) all at home, his aged father, 4 brothers, 1 sister, besides many other relatives and friends. Two sons preceded him in death. He will be missed in his home and community although we believe our loss is his gain. He was a member of the Mennonite Church. Largely attended funeral services were held April 16 at the Byerland church, conducted by Brethren Aaron B. Harnish and Jacob H. Thomas. Interment in cemetery adjoining.
Dear friends, as you are passing by,
As you are now so once was I;
As I am now, so you must be,
- Prepare for death and follow me.
Ressler.-Christiana, wife of Heton Ressler, was born
Feb 4, 1847; died April 29, 1918; aged 71 y. 2 m. 25 d. She was
a daughter of the late Samuel and Maria Bally, and married to
Heton Ressler Nov. 4, 1869. To this union were born 11 children,
of which 5 have preceded her to the heavenly home, 4 having died
She leaves to mourn a husband and six children (Mary, Emma, Christie, Samuel, Clarence, and Ira); also a number of grandchildren and 3 great-grandchilddren.
She united with the Mennonite Church in her youth and was faithful until death. She was afflicted for many years but she bore it all with Christian fortitude.
Funeral services May 1 at the home of her daughter and at the Paradise Church, Lancaster Co., Pa. Interment in the adjoining cemetery. Text II Cor. 4:15-5:1. Sermon by Bro. C. M. Brackbill.
Some sweet day when life is o'er
We shall meet again
We shall meet those gone before
Some sweet day."
Blough.-Clara Blough daughter of C. P. and Rebecca Yoder of Elkhart Co., Ind., was born on Elkhart Prairie Aug. 12, 1875; died Apr. 18, 1918; aged 42 y. 8 m. 6 d. On Nov. 11, 1899, she was united in marriage to Amos V. Blough to this union were born five sons (Roscoe, Theodore, Orlo, Morris and George) and two daughters (Goldie and Dorothy). She united with the Mennonite Church at the age of sixteen, and remained faithful until death. She took an interest in children and young people, being a Sunday school teacher. Being a loving Christian companion and mother, during her sickness she was fully resigned to the will of God, having made her funeral arrangements and was patiently waiting to be called to the great beyond. Besides her companion and children, she leaves to mourn her departure father (C. P. Yoder of Goshen, Ind.), a brother, a sister, and many relatives and friends. Her mother and two sisters preceded her to the great beyond. Funeral services at the Clinton Frame Church, conducted by Silas Yoder and D. D. Troyer. Text, John 14:1, 2. Laid to rest in Forest Grove Cemetery.
Brenneman.-Peter J. Brenneman was born August 28, 1854,
near Grantsville, Maryland, and died May 8, 1918, at his home
near Kalona, Iowa, aged 63 y. 8 m. 10 d. He came to Iowa in the
spring of 1876. On December 13, 1877, he was married to Lydia
Miller, and the following year he moved to the farm where he resided
at the time of his death. He united with the Amish Mennonite Church
soon after his arrival in Iowa, and in 1882, he was ordained to
the ministry of that body and remained a faithful member and leader
His death was caused by a severe attack of pneumonia of only a week's duration. He leaves to mourn his departure his wife and six adopted children and a host of relatives and friends. He was one of a family of 14 children, 11 sons and three daughters, all of whom have preceded him to the great beyond. He was highly esteemed in the neighborhood in which he lived for his helpfulness and enduring kindness.
No one was more ready to help the needy and, altho his health has been failing for several years, yet he has always been a willing worker. His loss will be deeply felt by his family and the entire community.
We believe he could truly say with Paul: "For I am now ready to be offered and the time of my departure is at hand: I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course. I have kept the faith. Henceforward there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day; and not me only but unto all them also that love his appearing" (2 Timothy 4:6-8).
Funeral services were held at the home Friday at one o'clock, conducted by J. F. Swartzendruber and C. M. Yoder in German and Gideon A. Yoder of Wellman, Iowa, in English, from the above text. Interment in the Miller cemetery.
"Brother, thou hast left us lonely,
Sorrow fills our hearts today;
But beyond this vale of sorrow
Tears will all be wiped away."
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