Herald of Truth Obituaries - June, 1900

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HERALD OF TRUTH, Vol. XXXVII, No. 11, June 1, 1900, pages 174, 175


MARTIN - On the 19th of April, 1900, near Columbia, Lancaster Co., Pa., Amos Walter, son of Benjamin S. and Lizzie H. Martin, aged 29 ds. Buried on the 22d at Habecker's M. H. Funeral services by Abraham Witmer and Benjamin Lehman at the house. Text, Song of Solomon 4:7, last clause.

WEAVER - February 12, 1900, near Martindale, Lancaster Co., Pa., of consumption, Annie Weaver, widow of the late David Weaver. She died at the home of her parents, Peter and Elizabeth Brubaker, aged 46 ys. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for many years. She leaves her aged parents and two brothers to mourn her departure, but they mourn not as those who have no hope. Funeral was held on the 15th of February, at the Pike Mennonite M. H. Services were conducted by Pre. J. Brubaker and Aaron Sensenig from Psalms 37:37. Peace to her ashes. E.R.

PARKER - On the 1st of May, 1900, in Cambria Co., Pa., of pneumonia, sister Elda Viola, daughter of Bro. Henry and sister Adeline Parker, aged 13 ys., 6 ms., and 29 ds. She had united with the church on the 14th of Jan. 1900. She showed a bright Christian example for one so young, and when she knew she was nearing the end of life she called for a pencil and paper whereon she wrote when she united with the church and asked for the Bible and laid the paper therein to show how far she had read through the Bible. Calling the family to her bedside she bade them all good bye and told them to meet her in heaven, and then passed away with a smile on her face. This shows the blessing obtained by living for Christ when we come to the dying hour, even if young in years. She was buried on the 3d in the Weaver Mennonite grave-yard. Funeral services were conducted by S.G. Shetler, Jonas Blough, S. Gindlesperger and L.A. Blough. Text, "I thy servant fear the Lord from my youth." 1 Kings 18:12.

GINDLESPERGER - On the 12th of May, 1900, in Roxbury, Cambria Co., Pa., sister Elizabeth, wife of Bro. John Gindlesperger, aged 55 ys., 6 ms. and 12 ds. Sister Gindlesperger suffered a great deal during the last few months but bore it all with Christian patience unto the end. She was buried on the 14th. Funeral services were conducted by L.A. Blough and S. Gindlesperger. She left behind a sorrowing husband, one daughter and a number of brothers and sisters. Bro. Gindlesperger has passed through many sorrows within the last ten years, he having buried two wives, one son and three daughters and several grandchildren. May God comfort him in his sore bereavements.

YODER - On the 27th of April, 1900, near Denbigh, Va., Ella Maree Yoder, daughter of D.S. and Malinda Yoder, aged 10 ms. and 27 ds. Buried on the 29th in the Pine Grove cemetery. Funeral services were held at the house by D.Z. Yoder. Text, Mark 10:16.

SCHROCK - Magdalena Schrock, daughter of Christian and Elisabeth Plank, was born in Wayne Co., Ohio, June 21, 1829; died May 5, 1900, aged 70 ys., 10 ms., and 14 ds. Married to Yost Schrock in the year 1848. Moved from Wayne Co., Ohio, to Middlebury, Elkhart Co., Ind., in the year 1851, to the farm west of Middlebury, where she lived until her death. Born to them twelve children, four preceded her to the spirit world, twenty-seven grandchildren living, five dead, seven great-grandchildren. She was a faithful member of the German Baptist Church until death. She was a loving mother, a friend to all, bearing her afflictions with Christian patience, only waiting her time until the Lord should call her home.

WHITE - On the 5th of May, 1900 at the residence of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Tobias Shantz, Etta, wife of Ward White, in her 34th year. They had lived at Leamington, Ont., since their marriage in September, 1897, and up to within a short time of her decease when the husband left for Didsbury, Alberta, Canada, to prepare a home for them while the deceased came to spend the summer with her parents and friends before following her husband to the Northwest. Within a week after her arrival a child was born and a few days afterward the young mother suddenly began to sink and soon passed away. Owing to the great distance it was impossible for the husband to attend the funeral of his beloved companion which took place from her father's residence to the Alma St. U. B. church, Berlin, Ont. The remains were laid to rest in Mount Hope cemetery. She leaves her husband, an infant child, parents, brothers and sisters and many warm friends to mourn her early death, yet they mourn not as those who have no hope, for she had made the wise choice years ago and she was prepared when the summons came. God comfort the bereaved hearts in this hour of affliction.

SHANTZ - Joseph Y. Shantz, son of Jacob and Mary (Yost) Shantz, was born July 10, 1815, in Waterloo Co., Ont. He was married to Elizabeth Stauffer on the 15th of May, 1838. To them were born twelve children, of whom four sons and five daughters survive, all living in Wilmont Twp., near the paternal home. Bro. Shantz passed away on the 8th of May at the ripe old age of 84 ys., 9 ms., and 28 ds. A large circle of relatives and friends followed the remains to their last resting place at Geiger's M. H. on the 11th. Deceased united with the Mennonite Church in his youth and was a consistent member until death. Funeral services were held by E.S. Hallman from Psa. 39:4, and Amos Cressman from Rev. 14:13. Sister Shantz preceded her husband several years ago. May the Lord comfort the family and friends.

SHANTZ - Samuel Y. Shantz, son of Jacob and Mary (Yost) Shantz who moved from Montgomery Co., Pa., to Canada in 1810, was born Jan. 15, 1825. On the 11th of March, 1845, he was married to Esther Erb who survives him. This union was blessed with eight sons and five daughters of whom two daughters have passed away. Bro. Shantz united with the Mennonite Church in his youth and was a faithful member until his death. He was widely known and hightly esteemed, and his liberality and wise counsel were much appreciated. He had been a sufferer for several yeaars and was confined to the house for several months. On the 9th of May he was afflicted with a stroke of paralysis to which he succumbed on the 15th having attained the age of 75 ys. and 4 ms. The funeral was held on the 17th from his late residence two miles south-west of Berlin, where the burial took place. The funeral was largely attended. Services by E.S. Hallman from 2 Cor. 5:1 and Noah Stauffer from Heb. 11:10. May God comfort the bereaved family.

REESOR - On the 24th of April, 1900, at the residence of her son-in-law near Markham, Ont., sister Martha Ramer, widow of the late John L. Reesor, aged 74 ys., 6 ms., and 7 ds. Buried on the 26th at the Wideman M. H. Services by L.J. Burkholder and Samuel Wideman. Text, 1 Peter 1:4.

Transcribed by: Jeannine Janzen, Kansas


HERALD OF TRUTH, Vol. XXXVII, No. 12, June 15, 1900 - pages 190-191


MILLER - On the 5th of March 1900, in _______, Jacob Miller, aged 22 years, 4 months, 8 days. He leaves a mother, five brothers and two sisters. He was sick about five weeks. He was a son of Jesse and Melvina Miller.

SHANTZ - On the 25th of May 1900, near Berlin, Ont., Vernon, infant son of Allen and Katie Shantz, aged 11 days.
"So fades the lovely, blooming flower,
Frail, smiling solace of an hour."
Services at the house by E.S. Hallman. Text, Luke 18:16, thence to the C. Eby burying ground, Berlin, for interment.

NAFZIGER - Elizabeth Zehr, widow of the late Bish. Christian Nafziger, departed this life April 28, 1900, aged 71 years, 5 months, 27 days. She lived in matrimony nearly 48 years and leaves two sons and nine grandchildren. Buried on the 29th in the A. M. burying ground. Funeral services by Daniel Grieser of Dewey, Ill., and Samuel Gerber of Groveland, Ill. She was a faithful member of the church and enjoyed the love and esteem of all who knew her. We mourn not as those who have no hope. C.

SNYDER - On the 14th of April 1900, in Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Co., Ont., David S. Snyder, aged 79 years, 8 days. Buried on the 16th in the West Woolwich cemetery. Funeral services by Abraham Martin from 2 Cor. 5:1, and Paul Martin from 2 Kings 20:1. Deceased leaves his aged companion and eight children. Hiram Weber.

SNYDER - On the 30th of April 1900, in Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Co., Ont., sister Maria, wife of Bro. Daniel Snyder, aged 59 years, 8 months, 4 days. Buried on the 2d of May in the Snyder cemetery. Funeral services by Enoch Bowman from Rev. 20:6, and by Jonas Snyder from Matt. __:31,32. Deceased had been afflicted with rheumatism for many years, but she bore her afflictions patiently. She leaves her husband and eight children.
Hiram Weber.

UNZICKER - Widow Magdalena Unzicker, nee Nafziger, was born on the 9th of January, 1835, near Augsburg, Bavaria, died on the 12th of February, 1900, and was buried at Groveland, Ill., on the 14th. Funeral services by Samuel Gerber and Joseph Springer. She was a member of the Amish Mennonite Church.

YODER - Near Bellevile, Pa., May 2, 1900, Malinda Yoder, aged 49 years, 10 months, and 1 day.

(Transcriber's note: "Bellevile" spelled as in original text.)

BYLER - Near Mc Veytown, Pa., May 16, 1900 Leah, wife of Emanuel Byler, aged 71 years, 3 months and 15 days.

LOUCKS - Warren Adam Louks was born Oct. 13, 1989, died near Wakarusa, Ind., June 4, 1900, aged 1 year, 7 months, 21 days. Funeral services by J.S. Lehman and Pre. Grubb.

(Transcriber's note: Last name spelled "Loucks" and "Louks" as in original text.)

QUIER - James Michael, son of William E. and Alice Quier, was born March 1, 1899; died in Elkhart, Ind., May 11, 1900, aged 1 year, 2 months, and 11 days. Buried on the 13th in the S. Prairie street cemetery. Funeral services by J.S. Lehman.

THOMAS - On the 25th of May, 1900, in Somerset Co., Pa., (of whooping cough), Dora May, only child of Bro. Nelson and sister Ellen Thomas, aged 1 year, 9 months, 25 days. Buried on the 27th at the Thomas Mennonite M. H. Funeral services were conducted by Jonas Blauch, L.A. Blough and Samuel Gindlesperger. Text, John 20:13, "Why weepest thou?" May God bless and comfort the sorrowing parents.

SCHOFIELD - On the 17th of May 1900, at Rockton, Clearfield Co., Pa., Joseph Schofield, aged 87 years, 7 months, 11 days. Funeral services by S.G. Shetler, J.N. Durr and J.A. Brillhart. Text, Eccl. 12:5.

GOOD - Sister Soloma S., daughter of brother and sister Lorenzo and Sarah Good (Dec.) after a lingering illness of consumption and heart trouble, died at the home of Bro. Samuel Hartman near Dale Enterprise, Va., on April 30, 1900, aged 22 years, 21 days. During her sickness she still cherished a hope of getting well until a few hours before her death she suddenly changed her mind and said I am willing to die and want to go this evening yet. After arranging for her funeral she repeated the Lord's prayer, then she said, "I am now ready to go", bade all farewell saying to her aunt "Come and see me." Then in a few moments her spirit took its flight. Funeral services at the Weaver M. H. on May 2, 1900, conducted by the brethren George R. Brunk and A.B. Burkholder.

MILLER - On the 19th of May, 1900, at her home near the mouth of Seneca, Pendleton Co., W.Va., sister Phoebe Catharine, wife of Bro. Samuel Miller, aged 38 years, 1 month, 2 days. She leaves a deeply bereaved husband and two children (one an infant). Sister Miller was a great sufferer for several weeks, but bore her afflictions patiently until death came and she passed quietly and peacefully away. Funeral services at the Miller meeting house on the 29th by C. Good from John 11:25,26.

BLEECHER - On the 26th of April, 1900, near Strasburg, Lancaster Co., Pa., of heart failure, Elvin G., son of Elmer M. and Annie M. Bleecher, aged 4 years, 10 months and 23 days. Little Elvin was a very affectionate child and loved by all who knew him. Why God called him so soon we do not know. He was buried on the 28th. Services were conducted at the house and church by G.W. McClanaham, pastor of the Lutheran church of Strasburg, where interment was made. Deceased leaves bereaved parents, one loving sister and two brothers. L.L.

YODER - Near Belleville, Mifflin Co., Pa., from a complication of diseases, from which she had been suffering several months, Melinda, daughter of Christian and Salome Yoder, aged 49 years, 10 months and 1 day. She was a member of the Amish Mennonite Church from her youth. She leaves behind a sorrowing mother, four sisters, one brother, and a number of friends to mourn their loss, which we believe was her eternal gain. Funeral services were held at the Locust Grove M. H., May 3, by J.S. Yoder and A.D. Zook.

ROSENBERGER - Sister Mary R. Rosenberger departed this life May 17, 1900, aged 65 years, 10 months. Funeral sermon was preached at the house Sunday morning, the 19th, by E.W. Bayner, assisted by Jacob Horning. Text, Job 3:17, latter part. On Wednesday morning, May 15, Mrs. Samuel Rosenberger was engaged in making a fire in the cook stove at her house near Benton Ridge, Hancock Co., O., and in order to facilitate things used some gasoline. The result was that her clothing was quickly enveloped in flames, and but for the presence of her husband would have burned to a crisp on the spot. He smothered the flames with his hands, but she was horribly burned about the body and hips. Medical assistance was called as speedily as possible, and everything done to relieve the pain the unfortunate woman suffered, but all was of no avail, she died at 1 o'clock Friday morning, after having suffered agonizing torture. She leaves a husband, three daughters and one son to mourn her loss; but they do not mourn as those that have no hope. She was a member of the Mennonite Church. Peace to her ashes. F.G.

CULP - On the 27th of May, 1900, in Harrison Twp., Elkhart Co., Ind., of inflammation of the stomach and bowels, Sister Susannah Bixler, widow of the late Anthony Culp, aged 78 years, 5 months, 2 days. She was born in Fayette Co., Pa., Dec. 25, 1821. She united with the Mennonite Church about sixty years ago and was a faithful member to the time of her death. She was married to Anthony Culp (who died about eight years ago) in 1839, and in 1843 they moved to Mahoning Co., Ohio, where they lived until 1855, when they moved to Elkhart Co., Ind., on the farm on which both she and her husband died, she having lived on the place forty-five years. She was the mother of twelve children, ten of whom are still living. There are also fifty-three grandchildren, forty-five of whom are still living; and twenty-eight great grandchildren, of whom twenty are living. Her husband was born in Beaver Co., Pa., and died at the age of 78 years and 1 day. Sister Culp at the time of her death was just five months and one day older than her husband and died, to the minute, at the same hour of the day. Funeral services were held at the Yellow Creek M. H. by John F. Funk and Henry Weldy from Matt. 24:44. The funeral was largely attended. All the children, with a large number of friends and relatives, were present at the funeral. Peace to her ashes. Blessed are they that mourn for they shall be comforted.

MILLER - On the 23d of May, 1900, near Fisher, Champaign Co., Ill., of typhoid fever, Noah Y. Miller, aged 54 years, 7 months and 9 days. Bro. Miller was a faithful member of the A. M. Church, was married to Susannah Miller in 1870, who, with the nine children that were born to this union, is now deeply feeling the loss of a kind husband and father, but they have the confidence that their loss is his eternal gain. Buried on the 26th. Services by D.J. Johns, of Goshen, Ind., assisted by Peter Zehr and Daniel Grieser, from Heb. 9:27,28.

MAURER - On the 2d of May, 1900, near Goshen, Ind., Susanna, wife of Jacob Maurer, aged 38 years, 8 months, 28 days. Her trouble seemed to be so complicated that it baffled the skill of the physicians and she had to suffer much for a number of years, but she bore it all with Christian fortitude and had a longing desire to depart this life and be with Christ. She leaves a husband and four children to mourn her early departure, but not without hope. Buried in the Clinton (Brick) graveyard. Services by D.D. Troyer and D.J. Johns.

ZOOK - Near Belleville Pa., May 14, 1900, Annie Zook, daughter of John P. Zook, aged 4 years, 3 months and 20 days. About 4 o'clock on the day of this little girl's death, she, with a few companions, was playing about the straw stack near the barn of her grandfather, Jonathan S. Zook. As the children were playing, the mother saw a fire starting. She quickly gave the alarm by ringing the dinner bell and ran to the barn, and there heard her daughter's screams coming from a shed already enveloped in flames, making it impossible to save the little one's life. As soon as possible, after the fire, the charred remains were gathered up and were buried with the usual funeral exercises. The barn with its contents, which included a steam threshing machine, was totally destroyed. But, as may be supposed, to the grief-stricken parents and grandparents, great as is the loss in dollars and cents, all that is nothing in comparison to the sad death of their precious little daughter.

YODER - Fannie F. Stutzman was born in Champaign Co., Ohio, Dec. 4, 1870, departed this life May 6, 1900, aged 29 years, 5 months and 2 days. She was married to Eli D. Yoder, Dec. 24, 1891. To this union were born three children. She leaves a sorrowing husband, three children, parents, four sisters, one brother and many friends to mourn her departure. One sister preceded her to the spirit world. She accepted Christ as her Savior while yet young, in which faith she departed, and has gone to the home beyond. Her illness, consumption, was very protracted and no doubt she had many trying hours, but her death relieved her of all her suffering and trials, and we believe she is resting with her Savior. Her place in the Sunday school and church services was seldom vacant when health would permit. She will be missed in her home by her husband and children, as a loving companion and mother, and in the house of God and community in which she lived, by all who knew her. We feel sad, and yet rejoice to know that she is at rest. Funeral took place on the 8th of May, conducted by N.O. Blosser. Lizzie T. Detweiler


Transcribed by: Jeannine Janzen, Kansas

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