HUMMEL.-Nov. 19, 1903, Sister Anna Hummel, wife of Bro. J.A. Hummel of Rockton, Pa., passed quietly away after a severe illness brought on by a paralytic stroke, aged 31 Y., 2 M., 19 D. She had not been well for several years. She leaves a sorrowing husband and five children to mourn her departure. We deeply regret that one so young should pass away, but God knows best. Bro. J.N. Durr conducted the funeral services. May the Lord comfort the bereaved family.
HOOVER.-On Dec. 13, 1903, in Harrison township, Elkhart Co., Ind., Noah Hoover, born June 10, 1893, aged 30 Y., 6 M., 3 D. He leaves a wife, two children, father, mother, one brother and one sister and many other relatives and friends to mourn his departure. A large number of people assembled at the funeral to pay a last tribute of respect to one beloved. Services at the house by Jacob Shank, at the M.H. by Michael Sherk assisted by Clifford Scott. Text, Job 14:14. Burial in the Olive graveyard.
LUKSMAN.-On the 15th of Dec., 1903, near the Midway
M.H. in Mahoning Co., Ohio, after suffering for about two years
from a complication of diseases, Adam Luksman, aged 71
Y., 7 M., 9 D. He was never married, and at the time of his death
lived with his brother Eli, also unmarried. One sister also survives
him. He was a member of the Mennonite church for a number of years.
Funeral services on the 16th, at the Midway M.H., by John Blosser
of Rawson, Ohio. Burial in the graveyard adjoining the M.H.
Transcriber's note: January 14, 1904 issue states "The name Luksman in the first issue of the year, P. 8, Col. 2, should have been Fuhrman."
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QUERRY.-David Querry died at his home on Mulberry street, Hollidaysburg, Pa., Dec. 4, 1903, of diseases incident to old age. Deceased was born July 24, 1829, near Cassville, Huntingdon Co., Pa., and spent his entire life in Huntingdon and Blair counties. He was twice married. His first wife was Sarah Bookwalter, daughter of Bish. Bookwalter. Seven children were born to this union, of whom Daniel and David survive. His second wife was Nancy Lytle. Ten children were born to this union, all of whom survive: Mrs. Daniel Hess, George, Jesse, Mrs. Chas. Smith, Mrs. Katie McClure, William, Franklin, Mamie, Charles and Clara. Funeral services on Sunday, Dec. 6, at the Martinsburg Mennonite M.H., where he had been a member for a number of years. Interment in adjoining cemetery. Funeral services were conducted by Pre. Abram Metzler, assisted by Pre. S.G. Shetler. May God comfort the bereaved.
EASH.-On the 15th of December 1903, in Somerset Co., Pa., of pneumonia, of which he suffered less than two days, James A., son of John M. Eash, formerly of Lagrange Co., Ind., aged 20 Y., 2 M., 17 D. He was a member of the Mennonite church, and is survived by his father, stepmother, and three sisters. Funeral services on the 17th at the Kaufman M.H. by Levi A. Blough and S.G. Shetler.
YODER.-Dec. 14, 1903, at Scalp Level, Pa., Bro. Samuel S. Yoder, aged 43 Y., 10 M., 11 D. He was suffering from a carbuncle for a few days, when blood poisoning set in, terminating his life very unexpectedly. He was widely known and highly respected. A widow, two children and two brothers survive. Funeral services and burial on the 16th at the Weaver Mennonite M.H., in which Bro. Yoder had been a faithful member.
MILLER.-On the 24th of Dec. 1903, in Lagrange Co., Ind., after an illness of two weeks, Magdalena, wife of Ferdinand Miller, aged 37 Y., 8 D. She leaves a husband, three sons and four daughters to mourn her death. It was a sad funeral, but we need not mourn as those who have no hope. Funeral services by Daniel Hochstettler from 2 Cor. 5:15. A large number of people attended the funeral.
LEHMAN.-On Dec. 11, 1903, in Kent Co., Mich. very suddenly of heart failure, Peter Lehman, who was born in Clarence, Erie Co., N.Y., March the 8th, ----. His wife departed this life twelve years ago, and there are left to mourn the father's death two daughters, one son and one grandson. Thus one after another our older members are being taken to the world beyond. There are now only a few of our old members left. Funeral services by Jonas Overholt in English and by Peter Keim in German from Matt. 24:44-"Therefore be ye also ready, for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh." Henry Eyman.
RARICK.-On the 28th of December 1903, in Harrison Twp., Elkhart Co., Ind., of paralysis, Mary Mishler, wife of Eli Rarick, aged 68 Y., 11 M., 28 D. She was born in Ashland Co., Ohio, Dec. 20, 1834, and married to Eli Rarick May 12, 1851. To this union were born four daughters. One daughter and one grandchild preceded her to the eternal world. A deeply sorrowing husband, three daughters, six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, four sisters and one brother are left to mourn her death. Funeral services were conducted at the Anderson church on Dec.31 by John F. Funk and Frank Kreider from Psa. 90:12 and last clause of Amos 4:12. Funeral was largely attended. May God comfort the sorrowing husband and family, and finally make them heirs of glory in the better home beyond.
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The name Luksman in the first issue of the year, P. 8, Col. 2, should have been Fuhrman.
LEHMAN.-On the 11th of Dec. 1903, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. A.H. Berry, in Gaines Twp., Kent Co., Mich., of heart disease, Peter Lehman, aged 75 Y., 8 M., 3 D. Funeral services by Jonas Overholt and Peter Keim.
HORST.-On the 14th of Dec. 1903, at her home at Guilford Springs, Pa., Sister Martha Horst, widow of Henry Horst, aged 72 Y., 1 M., 11 D. Her death was caused by paralysis. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite church for many years. She leaves three daughters and one son, eleven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Services by George Ernst at the house, and at the church by Christian Strite of Cearfoss, Md., and P.H. Parret of Chambersburg, Pa. Text, Rev. 7:14. Buried at the Chambersburg M.H.
RUTT.-On Sept. 23, 1903, near Reidenbach's, Lancaster Co., Pa., Frances, daughter of John and Annie Rutt, aged 2 Y., 1 M., 2 D. Buried on the 25th at Weaverland M.H. The little lamb has gone to live with Jesus and with the loved ones gone before.
FISCHER.-Dec. 30, 1903, near New Dundee, Ont., Mrs. Veronica Fischer, aged 73 Y., 11 M., 2 D. Oct. 2, 1849, she was married to Henry Fischer, who preceded her in death. To them were born ten sons and six daughters (two of whom preceded her); there are also 57 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was a faithful member of the River Brethren church. Services conducted at the Mennonite M.H. in Blenheim, Ont., by C. Raymer and A. Hunsperger. Texts, Psa. 8:4, and Heb. 4:9.
KULP.-Jan.1, 1904, in Mt. Joy Twp., Lancaster Co.,Pa., after a few days' illness brought on by a paralytic stroke, Sister Sarah Kulp, wife of Bro. Christian Kulp, aged 61 Y., 4 M., 11 D. She is survived by her husband and three daughters. Services were held at Rissor's Mennonite M.H., conducted by Pre. Benjamin Lehman, Pre. John Ebersole and Bish. Martin N. Rutt. Text, Luke 10:42. Burial in the graveyard adjoining the meeting house.
HARTZLER.-Oct. 15, 1903, near Bristol, Elkhart Co., Ind., Leona Elizabeth, daughter of Abraham L. and Lydia Hartzler, aged 3 Y., 10 M., 26 D. Funeral services by A.J. Hostetler of Middlebury, Ind., and Harvey Friesner of Bristol, Ind. Text, Luke 18:16, selected by the parents. Funeral held at Barker Street M.H. Burial in the graveyard one-half mile south of meeting house at the State line. Harvey Friesner.
STEINER.-Dec. 14, 1903, near Dalton, Ohio, Daniel J. Steiner, born May 30, 1866, and aged 37 Y., 6 M., 14 D. On the 17th of Nov. 1889, he was married to Sister Mattie J. Moser, with whom he lived very happily to his end. He leaves his wife, three children, an aged father, two brothers and seven sisters, to mourn his early departure. Funeral on the 17th from the old Mennonite M.H. (Sonnenberg), where a large number of people assembled to pay a last tribute of respect to one beloved. Services by I.J. Buchwalter and C.U. Amstutz, the former in English and the latter in German. About eight years ago Bro. Steiner, with eighteen others, stood as a candidate for the ministry in the Mennonite church. Although he was not called then, he was the first of the fellow candidates to be called home.
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Pre. John P. Schmidt
fell asleep in Jesus on the 11th of January 1904, after suffering for about four weeks of asthma. For some time he was obliged to sit up night and day, but in the last days of his life he could lie down and rest. He had reached his 84th year and had lived in matrimony over 56 years. Of his five children three daughters survive, who with the aged companion, twenty grandchildren and one great-grandchild mourn his death, yet with the consolation that he has gone to his eternal reward in glory. He was in the ministry for over 40 years and was faithfully engaged in the work in the Flanagan A.M. Cong. McLean Co., Ill., until four weeks before his death. The text for his last sermon was Matt. 11:28-30. Funeral services at his home near Gridley, Ill., by Pre. Lehman from James 4:14, and at the M.H. by Peter Zimmerman from 2 Tim. 4:6-8, and by Daniel Schlegel from Num. 23:10. A large concourse of friends met on this solemn occasion.
JOHNSON.-Sarah Reece was born in Montgomery Co., Pa., Jan. 31, 1823, and died at Caledonia, Kent Co., Mich., on the 19th day of Dec. 1903, aged 80 Y., 10 M., 19 D. She was married to Michael B. Johnson, May 5, 1844. They lived together as husband and wife for 59 years and seven months. To this union were born eight daughters and two sons who are all living to mourn her loss with the aged husband and father. Sister Johnson has made a profession of religion and has lived for Christ, her Savior, for over fifty years. "Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord. Yea, saith the Spirit, for they rest from their labors and their works do follow them." "I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day; and not to me only, but unto all them that love his appearing." May the Lord comfort the mourning ones.
KAUFMAN.-Dec. 1, 1903, in Pittsburg, Pa. of smallpox, Christian, son of Bro. Jacob W. Kaufman of Davidsville, Pa., aged 25 Y., 11 M., 20 D. He was a very bright and healthy young man. He was a carpenter by trade and was working in Pittsburg where he took sick with that dread disease and died. The sad part of it all was that none of his friends could be near him, either during sickness or after his death. He leaves a sorrowing father, stepmother, three brothers, namely: Pre. Norman of Rockton, Pa., Amos, living at Johnstown, Harry of Davidsville - and two sisters: Maggie, wife of Pre. S.G. Shetler of Davidsville and Winnie, who is at home. Funeral services were held on the 13th of Dec. in the Amish M.H. near Davidsville by Bish. Jonas Blauch and Bro. L.J. Burkholder of Locust Hill, Ont. This sad death should remind us that we should at all times be prepared to meet our God in peace.
SHIRK.-Dec. 30, 1903, near Weaverland, Pa., of infirmities due to old age, Sister Esther Shirk, widow, aged 79 Y., 10 M., 6 D. She was a faithful member of the Weaverland congregation for a number of years and filled her place there whenever she was able to do so. Funeral services were held in the Weaverland M. H. Saturday, Jan. 3, 1904, by John Sauder from Rev. 14:13, and Bish. Weaver from Isa. 51:11.
KAUFMAN.-On the 2d of Jan. 1904 in Somerset Co., Pa., Bro. Gideon Kaufman, aged 68 Y., 9 M., 28 D. He was buried on the 4th at the Thomas M. H. Funeral services by James Saylor, S.D. Yoder and L.A. Blough. Text, Job. 22:23. He left to mourn for him two sons and one daughter, the latter being seriously ill of dropsy at the time of his death. May God bless her and sustain her by his grace.
THOMAS.-On the 15th of Dec. 1903, in Somerset Co., Pa., of consumption, Sister Barbara, wife of Bro. Moses Thomas, aged 70 Y., 8 M., 1 D. She was buried on the 17th at the Thomas M. H. Funeral services by Jonas Blauch, James Saylor and Sam. Gindlesperger. Sister Thomas was the mother of seven children, five living, two dead; 33 grandchildren, 28 living, five dead; nine great-grandchildren, eight living, one dead. Sister Thomas gave good evidence that she was going home to glory.
KAUFMAN.-On the 5th of Jan. 1904, in Somerset Co., Pa., of dropsy, Sister Maggie L., daughter of Bro. Gideon Kaufman, who died only three days before her. She was aged 32 Y., 8 M., 21 D. Buried on the 7th at the Thomas M. H. Services were conducted by L.A. Blough, James Saylor and Samuel Gindlesperger. Text, Rev. 22:12.
EASH.-On the 15th of Dec. 1903, near Davidsville, Pa., of pneumonia, Bro. James A., son of John Eash, aged 20 Y., 2 M., 17 D. He was sick only a few days. On Sunday he was visiting his sister, Mrs. Cyrus Thomas. On Sunday night he was helping to nurse Grandfather Joseph Thomas. On Monday morning he came home sick and Tuesday about 1 o'clock he died. This sudden death should be a loud call to the unconverted. He was buried on the 17th. Services were conducted by L.A. Blough and S.G. Shetler. Text, Job 14:15.
THOMAS.-On the 20th of Dec. near Davidsville, Pa., Joseph Thomas, aged 76 Y., 5 M., 23 D. He was buried on the 22d. He is survived by a wife, three children, fourteen grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. One son preceded him to the spirit world. Funeral services were conducted by S.D. Yoder and Samuel Gindlesperger.
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Pre. Jacob H. Snavely
of Manheim, Lancaster Co., Pa. departed this life on the 14th of January 1904 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Israel Nissley. He was a minister in the Mennonite church for about twenty years and was widely known and highly esteemed. His companion predeceased him. He leaves three sons and two daughters to mourn his death. Funeral services were held at the Erisman M. H. on the 18th. Burial in Hernly's graveyard.
DETWEILER.-At Berlin, Ont., on Jan. 10, 1904, Deacon John Z. Detweiler, aged 86 Y., 2 M., 23 D. He was born in Montgomery Co., Pa. The Eby History has it that the Detweiler family moved from Switzerland to Pennsylvania. In the fourth generation was one Jacob Detweiler (father of the deceased), who moved into Canada in the year 1822, near Blair, Ont. The deceased was the third of a family of ten children. He lived on a farm in North Dumfries township, about three miles southwest of Blair. Here they resided until they moved to Berlin about sixteen years ago. In the year 1865 he was ordained deacon in the Mennonite church for the Hallman and Detweiler fields of labor. He leaves behind him three sons and four daughters. His wife, two sons and one daughter have preceded him to the spirit world. Those who remain mourn the loss of a loving father, a devoted husband, a faithful steward and deacon in the Mennonite church. May our loss be his eternal gain. Funeral services were held at the Berlin Mennonite M. H. Services were conducted by Pre. Samuel S. Bowman, Solomon Gehman and Eli S. Hallman, also Angus Springer of the U.B. church. Text, Phil. 1:21.
WEBER.-Our father, Samuel E. Weber, was born in Washington Co., Md., on the 13th day of May, 1847, and died on the 6th of Jan. 1904. His death was due to a complication of diseases. He had been in failing health for several months, but was confined to his bed only a few days over a week. He was a brother in the Mennonite church for many years. Funeral on the 10th of Jan. 1904, from his late residence in Washington Co., Md.,; was buried in the Reiff Mennonite graveyard. Services by Pre. Martin Risser at the house and Pre. George S. Keener and Pre. C.R. Strite at the M. H. Text, Matt. 13:43. He is survived by his companion, four sons and one sister. But we mourn not as those who have no hope, because we fully trust that if we live in obedience to Christ's teachings we will some day meet him again beyond the pearly gates of the golden city. Oh, may we all make that necessary preparation, for some day the summons will be ours! Will we then be ready? By his son, Benj. B. Weber.
YODER.-Abraham Yoder was born in Pennsylvania July 15, 1830, moved from Lawrence Co., Pa., to St. Joseph Co., Mich., in April 1862, removed to Cass Co., Mo., in August 1868, and to Clackemas Co., Oregon, in August 1897, at which place, on the 5th of Jan. 1904, he died, surrounded by his wife and all except one of his surviving children. He leaves his wife, three sons, four daughters and thirty-four grandchildren to mourn his departure, yet not as those who have no hope. About two weeks before his death he called his family to his bedside and bade them good-bye according to their ages, from the oldest to the youngest, admonishing them to live true Christian lives and telling them his time was short on this earth and that he expected to see his Savior on the other shore. He was buried on the 8th in the Zion cemetery.
WOLFF.-On Jan. 4, 1904, near Strasburg, Ont., Jacobina Healm, beloved wife of Bro. George Wolff, aged 49 Y., 10 M., 27 D. She gave expression of her desire to depart and be with her Lord. She leaves behind her a sorrowing husband, four sons and two daughters, one child having preceded her. Funeral services were held at Weber's M. H. by Noah Stauffer (text, Heb. 4:9) and E.S. Hallman (text, John 11:25,26.
BARTHOLEMEW.-At Strasburg, Ont., George Bartholemew, aged 70 years. Funeral services were held on Dec. 31, 1903, by Pre. Noah Stauffer.
KAISER.-Near Strasburg, Ont., Charles Kaiser. Funeral services were held at Weber's M. H. in Dec. 1903.
DAUBERGER.-Jan. 3, 1904, in Berlin, Ont., of a complication of diseases, Mrs. Veronica Dauberger, aged 77 years. Funeral was held at the Berlin Mennonite M. H. by Pre. Dixon of the Plymouth Brethren church (text, Luke 2:26-30) and Bishop Daniel Wismer from Rev. 14:13.
FISHER.-On the 30th of Dec. 1903, at her home two miles west of New Dundee, Ont., of heart trouble and dropsy, of which she had suffered for some time, Sister Veronica, relict of the late Henry Fisher, in her 74th year. Buried on the 2d of January 1904 at Blenheim, followed by many relatives and friends. She leaves ten sons and four daughters to mourn their loss. Two daughters preceded her in death.
WITMER.-On the 8th of January 1904, at the home of his daughter Lizzie at Pennville, Pa., of the infirmities of old age, Henry Witmer, aged 85 years. He was twice married. Two daughters and a son survive. His remains were laid to rest on the 12th beside those of his first wife at Grabill's M. H. Funeral services by Joseph Boll of Manheim.
YOUNG.-Jan. 9, 1904, at Stouffville, Ont., James Young, aged 65 years. He leaves a widow, three sons and five daughters to mourn the loss of a kind husband and father. The funeral took place on Monday at the Stouffville cemetery. B. Lehman.
YAKE.-Jan. 9. 1904, at Stouffville, Ont., Louis Yake,
aged 65 years. He died very suddenly of apoplectic convulsions.
He leaves a widow, one son and two daughter to mourn the loss
of a kind and affectionate husband and father. The funeral took
place Tuesday at the Stouffville cemetery. This again shows the
frailty of man. In the midst of life we are in death.
MEYERS.-On the 5th of January 1904, in Dublin, Bucks Co., Pa., of heart disease following a complication of diseases, William N. Meyers, aged 43 Y., 1 M., 23 D. He had retired, but being unable to rest, he got up to take some medicine. Shortly after returning to bed he got up again, sank to the floor and expired. The funeral on the 11th was very largely attended. Services at the house by the brethren Leatherman, Wismer, Anglemoyer and Loux and at the Deep Run M. H., where interment was made, by Bish. H.B. Rosenberger and Pre. H. Anglemoyer. Deceased leaves his wife, two sons and one daughter and a large circle of relatives and friends who deeply mourn his sudden death.
SUMMY.-On the 11th of January 1904, at Sporting Hill, Lancaster Co., Pa., of typhoid pneumonia, of which he suffered for ten days, Joseph Summy, aged 39 Y., 5 M., 6 D. He is survived by a wife and six children, also five sisters and two brothers. Funeral services at Hernley's M. H. on the 14th, by Joseph Boll of Manheim and Jacob N. Brubacher of Mount Joy.
HENDRICKS.-Bro. Abraham Hendricks of Blooming Glen, Bucks Co., Pa., died on Jan. 1, 1904, of paralysis. He was born Jan. 27, 1837, aged 66 Y., 11 M., 4 D. Bro. Hendricks and his wife, under the impression that there were services at the Mennonite M. H. started from home on the morning of Jan. 1. After they had gone some distance from home they were informed that there were no services, so they stopped with friends till noon, when they returned home. When they reached their barn Bro. Hendricks fell down unconscious. His wife hastily wrapped him with blankets and then secured the assistance of neighbors who carried him into the house. He remained unconscious till evening when he expired. He is survived by his wife, one son, one daughter and several grandchildren. Four daughter preceded him. Funeral services were conducted on Jan. 7 at the Blooming Glen Mennonite M. H. Services in German by Bish. H.B. Rosenberger, and in English by A.O. Hiestand. Text, Psa. 90:12. May the Lord comfort the bereaved ones!
SMITH.-Sister Mary Detweiler, wife of Bro. John Smith of Dublin, Bucks Co., Pa., died on Dec. 25, 1903, of cancer of the breast, from which she had suffered the past two years. She was born June 21, 1851, aged 52 Y., 5 M., 5 D. She was married in mature years to Bro. Smith. They were blessed with five children, one of whom preceded her. She was a faithful Christian and always sought the welfare of others. She was much concerned about spiritual things, especially toward the last when she desired to have the Lord's supper administered to her. Before she departed this life she admonished her family and pointed them to Jesus. Burial took place on Dec. 30 at the Blooming Glen Mennonite M. H., where services were conducted in English by Pre. A.O. Hiestand and in German by Bish. H.B. Rosenberger. Text, Phil. 1:21-24. A husband, three sons, one daughter and several grandchildren survive. May they cast all their care upon Him who is able to sustain and soothe them.
KRONT.-Sister Barbara Kront of Bedminster, Bucks Co., Pa., died Dec. 11, 1903, aged 77 years. She was buried Dec. 17 in the Blooming Glen Mennonite burial place. Services at the meeting house by Bish. H.B. Rosenberger in German and Pre. H.G. Anglemoyer in English. Text, John 16:33. She is survived by one son, one brother and two sisters. She was twice married, her second husband having died a number of years ago.
LANTZ.-Ezra P. Lantz, son of Solomon and Hannah Lantz, was born in Fairfield Co., Ohio, July 11, 1847, died in Topeka, Ind., Jan. 14, 1904, aged 56 Y., 6 M., 3 D. When a boy about ten years of age he moved with his parents to the Haw Patch, Ind., where he lived until his death. Jan. 22, 1871, he was united in marriage with Miss Susannah Yoder. To this union were born four daughters and one son, the latter having preceded him to the glory land in 1889. He leaves a wife, four daughters, six grandchildren and many other relatives and friends to mourn his departure. In early manhood he became a Christian, uniting with the Amish Mennonite church, but in later years he united with the Free Will Baptist denomination. He was a loving husband, kind and affectionate father and an earnest, devoted Christian man, a regular attendant at any devotional service. Before his death he talked freely of his going to meet the Savior and of his hope of eternal life, also admonished all who came to his bedside to be faithful and live for a higher life. He died happy in the triumph of a living faith.
BINGEMAN.-On the 17th of January 1904, at his home between Washington and Plattsville, Oxford Co., Ont., of heart failure, Bro. John Bingeman, Sr., aged 77 Y., 5 M., 16 D. Nov. 14, 1848, he was married to Judith Snyder, who died March 20, 1873. Sept. 15, 1874, he was married to Elizabeth Clemens. She died July 30, 1890. By his first wife he had seven sons and ten daughters, of whom five sons and seven daughters, together with many grandchildren, survive. One daughter, born to the second wife, also survives.,and it was her happiness to minister to her father's comfort in his declining years. About two years ago Bro. Bingeman had a stroke of apoplexy, which somewhat impaired his speech, but left his splendid intellect unaffected. It was a pleasure to meet and converse with him, and his genial disposition and his sterling integrity endeared him to all. He united with the church many years ago and was a faithful member. Buried at Blenheim on the 20th.
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