Herald of Truth Obituaries - March, 1906

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 Week 1: March 1, 1906 page 71, 72
Vol. XLIII, No. 9


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Westheffer - On the 11th of Feb., 1906, near Orrville, Wayne Co., Ohio, of old age, Susanna Westheffer, aged 82 Y., 4 M., 11 D. She leaves one son, two daughters and a number of grandchildren to mourn her departure, yet not without hope. She was a devoted sister in the Mennonite church for many years, Buried in the Martin's church cemetery on Feb 13th. Services were conducted by Amos Mumaw and David Hostetler. Text, Matt. 25:46.

Hostettler - On Feb. 11, 1906, in Mifflin Co., Pa., of convulsions, Emma, wife of _______ Hostettler; aged 20 Y., 1 M., 6 D. She suffered only a few days. She was taken with a severe headache, which soon developed into spasms, after which she became unconscious until death relieved her. Her mother died when she was six years old. She united with the A. M. church when quite young and was an active Sunday school worker, beloved by all who knew her. A sorrowing husband survives her. Funeral was held at the A. M. meeting-house on the 12th. Services were conducted by the brethren Byler and Kanagy.

Beachey - On the 6th of Feb., 1906, near Berlin, Holmes Co., Ohio, Susanna Helmuth, wife of John J. Beachey; aged 31 Y., 10 M., 1 D. She was buried on the 8th at the Martin's Creek A. M. meeting-house, where services were conducted by Fred. Mast and Samuel H. Miller. She suffered about six years, but bore her afflictions with patience and was always cheerful. She was married to her surviving husband in December, 1894, and leaves besides her husband two sons and two daughters. She was a faithful member of the A. M. congregation. Her death is deeply felt. The Lord comfort the sorrowing ones.

Stutzman - On Feb. 7, 1906, at Sharon Center Johnson Co., Iowa, Lena, daughter of John J. Stutzman; aged 15 Y., 10 M. This death was indeed a very sad one. She was in the milk-room, preparing the morning's milk for the calves, when the back part of her dress caught fire from the stove and she was so severely burned that she died the following morning. She was conscious until within a few hours of her death. She leaves her parents, five sisters and three brothers. She was buried on the 10th. Funeral services were conducted by Peter Kinsinger and Pre. Bontrager of North Dakota. Her sad death caused a cloud of sorrow throughout the entire neighborhood.

Landis - On the 15th of Feb., 1906, in Souderton, Montgomery Co., Pa., of paralysis, Jacob M. Landis, aged 89 Y., 6 M., 5 D. He was probably the oldest person in Souderton. He died at the home of his son, William Landis. The funeral services were held on Tuesday, Feb. 20th. Interment at Franconia M. H.

Witmer - On the 14th of Feb., 1906, after an illness of over a year of paralysis, Amos S. Witmer, aged 71 Y., 2 M., 26 D. He was married three times and his surviving wife was a daughter of the late Pre. Henry Wanner of the Mennonite church. He leaves a number of children to mourn his death. He was a member of the Weaverland Mennonite congregation for many years. Services were conducted at Weaverland M. H., where the burial also took place.

Steckley - Christian Steckley was born in France, Europe, Feb. 8, 1829; died near Beaver Crossing, Neb., Feb. 18, 1906; aged 77 Y., 10 D. He was married to Mary Gasho, and lived with her in matrimony 43 years. To this union were born fourteen children. His wife and four children preceded him to the spiritual world. Four sons, six daughters, one brother, five half-brothers, two half-sisters, 47 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren survive to mourn his death. Funeral services were held at the house by Joseph Rediger and at the M. H. by Joseph Schlegel and Jacob Stauffer in German and by N. C. Roth in English. He was buried at the West Fair View M. H., followed to his last resting place by a large concourse of friends and relatives to pay the last tribute of love to the departed one. Peace to his ashes.

Surck (Swick - see below, March 15 - for correction)- Marvin, son of Joseph and Anna Surck, was born Dec. 18, 1905; died Feb. 15, 1906, near Garden City, Mo., of pneumonia and whooping cough. Services were held at the house. Text, Mark 10:14.

Kropf - Mettie Ann, daughter of Christian and Elizabeth Kropf, born July 17, 1903; died Feb. 17, 1906; aged 2 Y., 7 M. She suffered several weeks with a complication of diseases. Funeral services were held at Sycamore Grove M. H. near Garden City, Mo.

Shoup - Annie Mary Shoup, only daughter of Herman and Susan Shoup, was born Oct. 20, 1904; died near Hagerstown, Md., Dec. 2, 1905; aged 1 Y., 1 M., 5 D. She died very suddenly of acute indigestion. She was buried on Dec. 5th at the Reiff M. H. where services were conducted by George Keener and Christian Strite. Dear parents, do not weep for your little Annie; she has only gone to the beautiful place which Jesus went to prepare for all who love him. Her happy spirit has taken its flight to the bright mansions above to join the redeemed of the Lord and unite with them in praising our heavenly Father. She budded on earth to bloom in heaven, and is not lost, but only gone before.

Reist - On Feb. 8, 1906, near Kossuth, Ont., of paralysis, Sister Mary, wife of Bro. Peter Reist; aged 71 Y., 8 M., 23 D. Her husband, one son, four grandchildren and many friends remain to mourn her departure, but with the hope that she has gone to rest with the redeemed. Funeral on the 10th. Services at the home by Jacob Woolner, Sr., and at the Cressman Mennonite M. H. by A. B. Synder and Jacob S. Woolner.

Geisinger - On the 1st of Feb., 1906, at Line Lexington, Bucks Co.. Pa., of a stroke of paralysis Daniel Geisinger, aged 83 years. He leaves a sorrowing companion, three sons and three daughters. He was buried on the 6th at the Line Lexington Mennonite burying-ground. He was one of the oldest and most respected residents of that neighborhood.

Dieter - On the 15th of Feb., 1906, in Martinsville, Lancaster Co., Pa., suddenly of heart trouble, of which he has been suffering for some time, J. Peter Dieter, in the 63d year of his age. He was born in Germany. He had been away from home and when his daughter, who also had been away returned to the house she found her father dead. He was a member of the Old Mennonite church. His wife died two years ago. Three children survive him. Funeral on the 16th at the Strasburg cemetery.

Zook - On Feb. 3, 1906, at his home near Shipshewana, Ind., Lewis Zook, aged 53 Y., 26 D. Deceased moved here from Manistee Co., Mich., last fall with his family. He was in town on Friday and was sick only a few hours with heart trouble and grip. He leaves a wife, three daughters and six sons. The funeral services were conducted by D. D. Miller (text, John 16:33) and Y. C. Miller (text, Judges 19:18), at the Shore M. H. Interment at the Pleasant View cemetery.

Rheinheimer - On Feb. 12, 1906, in Lagrange Co., Ind., of erysipelas and kidney trouble, John Rheinheimer, aged 66 Y., 6 M., 21 D. He was born in Germany. He is survived by two sons, two daughters and a number of grandchildren. Services were conducted at the Forks A. M. meeting-house by Y. C. Miller in German, and Samuel E. Weaver in English, from Luke 12: 39-40.

Cassel - -On Feb 7, 1906, near New Dundee, Ont., Bro. Jesse B. Cassel, who was born in Montgomery Co., Pa., Aug. 20, 1827, and was thus in his 79th year. He contracted pneumonia only about five days before he died. He leaves a widow, three sons and two daughters to mourn his death. His end was peace. Funeral services at the Blenheim Mennonite M. H. on Feb. 10th. Bro. N. Stauffer preached in German from 2 Tim. 4:8, and Bro. E. S. Hallman in English from 1 Cor.15:57, to a full house. Interment in the cemetery adjoining.

Beachy - Christian M. Beachy was born Oct. 28, 1861; died Feb. 16, 1906; aged 44 Y., 3 M., 18 D. Bro. Beachy was for a number of years a member of the Mennonite church at Springs, Pa., and the circumstances of his death are the saddest and most striking of any that ever occurred in the history of the congregation. He was in the act of repairing a flue on the church building while a council of a number of ministers and members was being held inside the building, when, his foot slipping, he fell to the ground, striking on his head and fracturing his skull. His unconscious form was carried inside, but he expired in about ten minutes without gaining consciousness. The weeping and pleading for just one word from husband and father by wife and children, who had been hastily summoned, presented an affecting scene. Such a death has many sad aspects, but Bro. Beachy left the evidence that all is well with him. He is survived by his wife, five children and a sister. May God comfort the sorrowing friends. Funeral services were held at Springs, in the house in which he expired, on Feb. 18th, conducted by Daniel Kauffman of Scottdale, Pa., and D. H. Bender, before a large concourse of people. Text, Matt. 24:44. Interment in the cemetery near by.

Beachy - Aaron Beachy died at his home near Grantsville, Md., on Feb. 12, 1906; aged 76 Y., 2 M., 10 D. He suffered for a short time of consumption when the Lord called him home. He was a member of the Amish Mennonite church. He is survived by his wife and seven sons. The funeral services were held at the Mennonite M. H. at Springs, Pa., on Feb. 15th, by Joel Miller, Jacob Miller, Jonas Miller, assisted by D. H. Bender. Text, 2 Cor. 5:1, 10. Interment in the cemetery near by.

Augstein - Leah Augstein, wife of John Augstein, died suddenly on Friday morning, Feb. 16, 1906, of heart failure, aged 49 Y., 9 M., 17 D. She was born in Fulton Co., Ohio. She leaves to mourn a helpless husband, one son, three brothers, one sister. Her parents, three brothers and three sisters had gone before. Her death was a great shock to the family, as she was well in the evening and sewed until 9 o'clock, and at 3 o'clock next morning she spoke to her husband, but did not complain, and before daylight she was a corpse. This should be a solemn warning for those who have not yet made peace with God, for we know not when cold Death's icy hand will touch us. Funeral services were held in the Amish Mennonite M. H. Feb. 19th, conducted by Daniel Rupp in German, from Matt. 24:42-44, and in English by Henry Rychener from Eccl. 9:12. "Prepare to meet thy God."

Nofzinger - Noah Nofzinger was born in Henry Co., Ohio, Feb. 15, 1868, and died in Archbold, Fulton Co., Ohio, Feb. 13, 1906; aged 38 years less two days. June 15, 1897, he was married to Lydia Lantz. To this union were born three sons. He was a member of the defenseless Mennonite church, and leaves to mourn his widow, three sons, six brothers and two sisters. His parents and two brothers preceded him. While he had been ailing for some time with a complication of diseases, his case, until shortly before his death, was not considered serious. He has only gone before and soon we will follow. Funeral service in the Defenseless Mennonite M. H. by Eli Lantz in English and by Daniel Rupp in German. Text, 2 Cor. 5:10. He is gone, but not forgotten.

Eash - Elizabeth Eash was born Feb. 11, 1837; died near Big Prairie, Mich., Jan. 25, 1906; aged 68 Y., 11 M., 14 D. Funeral services on the 28th at the Union M. H. by Jacob P. Miller from 2 Cor. 5:10. The departed one never made any profession. She leaves to mourn a sorrowing husband, four sons and two daughters; all of them were present at the funeral except one daughter.J. P. M.

Hershberger - Jeremiah Hershberger died at the home of his son-in-law, C. H. King, Springs, Pa., after suffering for about thirty-six hours from a paralytic stroke; aged 86 Y., 1 M., 22 D. He is survived by 5 children, 41 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, 3 brothers and 1 sister. Bro. Hershberger united with the Mennonite church more than forty years ago and was at the time of his death the oldest member of the congregation at Springs. As long as his health permitted, he was a regular attendant at the church services. He made it a special point to be present at the communion services. Both his sight and hearing having failed, and he becoming enfeebled, was unable to attend public services during the last six years of his life. He was of a quiet, peaceable disposition, honest and upright in all his dealings and possessed of many good qualities that may be profitably followed. Funeral services were held at the Folk M. H. on Feb. 12th, conducted by G. D. Miller, assisted by H. M. Gelnett and D. H. Bender. Text, John 5:28, 29. His body was laid to rest in the church cemetery adjoining.

Godshall - Bro. Isaac Godshall died in Blooming Glen, Bucks Co., Pa., Feb. 9, 1906, after an illness of about a week with pneumonia; aged 24 Y., 2 M., 8 D. He was born Dec. 1, 1881. He was a regular attendant at Sunday school and church services and was a willing worker. While on his sickbed he confessed to one of the ministers that he had sinned in being too proud and in being too prone to go with the boys and joining in their sinful ways. He also said, "If I get well again I will- I think I will live a life more acceptable to God." He requested the minister to tell it to others and warn them to repent in the time of grace. Since confession is the Lord's way to receive forgiveness of sins, we believe that he has gone to the mansions on high. He leaves a wife, parents, two brothers and five sisters to mourn his death. He was buried on the 14th at the Blooming Glen M. H. Services at the M. H. were conducted by H. B. Rosenberger in the German and H. G. Anglemoyer in English, from Micah 7:9. Pre. Peter Loux led in prayer. The funeral was largely attended.


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 Week 2: March 8, 1906, page 80
Vol. XLIII, No. 10


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Weaver - On the 23d of Feb., 1906, in Strasburg, Lancaster Co., Pa., of pulmonary affection, Emma E., wife of Martin T. Weaver; aged 23 years. She was a member of the Mennonite church and a daughter of Benjamin Harnish of Bird-in-hand. She was beloved and respected by those who knew her and she had many friends who sincerely mourn her early death. She leaves a deeply sorrowing husband and father, three brothers and three sisters to lament her death. Funeral was held on the 26th at the Strasburg Mennonite M. H. The Lord comfort the bereaved ones.

Landis - On the 22d of Feb., 1906, at the home of her parents, near Rheems, Lancaster Co., Pa., of pneumonia, Flora S., daughter of John F. and Katie R. Landis; aged four months. Funeral took place on Sunday, Feb. 25th, at the Hernley M. H. Services were conducted by Bish. Jacob N. Brubacher and John B. Snavely.

Landis - On the 26th of Feb., 1906, in Lancaster City, Pa., suddenly of heart trouble, Elizabeth, wife of Jacob D. Landis; aged 68 years. She was born in Slackwater, and for the past twenty years lived in Lancaster. Her sickness was only of one hour's duration. She is survived by her husband, four children and many friends, to mourn her sudden death. Truly in every time of life we are in the midst of death.

Martin - On the 22d of Feb., 1906, in Washington Co., Md., of paralysis, Barbara, wife of Abraham Martin; aged 77 years. Her maiden name was Wenger, and she was born in Lancaster Co., Pa. She was a member of the Reiff's Mennonite congregation in Maryland. She is survived by her husband and six sons and four daughters and many friends, to mourn her death. The Lord comfort the sorrowing ones.

Krupp - Benjamin M. Krupp was born in Towamencin Twp., Montgomery Co., Pa., on the 13th of Nov., 1818; died on the 19th of Feb., 1906; aged 87 Y., 3 M., 6 D. On the 10th of Oct., 1841, he was married to Elizabeth Clemmer. To this union were born three sons and two daughters; one of the daughters died 62 years ago. They lived in matrimony 64 years and four months. He was the last one of his family. He leaves a sorrowing companion nearly 85 years of age and four children: Henry C. of Souderton, John of Philadelphia, Benjamin of Germantown, and Sarah, wife of David Hetrich of Perkasie. He died in the assurance of a blessed hope of the life to come. He held firmly to his Savior to the end, and often prayed, 'Lord, fetch me home; take me to thyself." Therefore we need not mourn as those who have no hope. His remains were brought to Souderton and buried in the Mennonite graveyard there on the 24th, on which occasion the brethren A. 0. Clemmer and H. 0. Anglemoyer spoke at the home and Samuel Detweiler at the M. H. from the text selected by the deceased brother, Isa. 41:10, assisted by others. He was a faithful brother and a pillar in the church. Peace to his ashes.

Hershey - On the 12th of Feb., 1906, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Lancaster, Pa., of nervous prostration, Aldus W., youngest son of Ephraim and Susan E. Hershey; aged 19 Y.. 7 M., 28 D. He was an exceptionally bright and energetic youth until the time of his affliction, in the late spring of last year. Deceased was a member of the Mennonite church, having united with the church in his fifteenth year. Besides sorrowing parents, one sister, six brothers, relatives and friends mourn his early departure. Funeral services by Bish. Isaac Eby and Pre. B. M. Brackbill. Texts, Psa. 103:15 and Jer. 6:16.

Wenger - On the 20th of Feb., at the home of her son-in-law, Pre. Anias Hoover, at Kinzers, Lancaster Co., Pa., of a complication of diseases, Catharine Wenger, widow of the late Dea. Jonas Wenger; aged 79 years. Her husband died several years ago. He had served as deacon in the Mennonite church for thirty years. She was a member of the same church for forty-eight years. She was noted for her kindness and liberality, and leaves seven children and many friends and relatives to mourn her death. Funeral held on the 24th at the Mennonite M. H. at Kinzers. Interment in Hershey's burying-ground.

Garver - On the 22d of Feb., 1906, near the Welsh Mountain Industrial Mission. Anna M. Garver, aged 68 Y., 2 M., 10 D. Interment at the Mt. Arie M. H. Deceased was a member of the Mennonite church and leaves two sisters and one brother to mourn their loss. Peace to her ashes.

Hershey - On the 23d of Feb., 1906, in Lancaster Co., Pa., of general debility, Elizabeth Hershey, at an advanced age. She leaves a husband and several children to mourn her death. She was buried on the 26th at the Hershey Mennonite M. H.

Kise - On the 21st of Feb., at the home of his daughter in Safe Harbor, Lancaster Co., Pa., of the infirmities of old age, John F. Kise, in the 89th year of his age. He had been in failing health for some time. He was a member of the Mennonite church. His wife died about nine years ago. A number of children and many friends mourn his death.

Martin - Phoebe May Martin was born May 28, 1882; died Feb. 23, 1906, of consumption; aged 23 Y., 8 M., 25 D. She was married Nov. 26, 1902, to Bro. Daniel Good of near Hopedale, Ill. She lived near Garden City, Mo., all her life. She suffered about nine months, but bore all patiently. Funeral services were held in Sycamore Grove M. H. (where she was a member), from 2 Tim. 4:7, 8. She leaves her husband, two small children, two brothers, three sisters and many friends to mourn their loss, which we believe is her eternal gain.

Burkholder - Anna Catherine Burkholder, infant daughter of Bro. Henry and Sister Mary Burkholder, died at the home of her parents near the Strasburg M. H. in Franklin Co., Pa., of whooping cough and convulsions; aged 4 M., 20 D. It seems hard to part with one we loved so dearly, but we find consolation in the thought that she is safe in the arms of Jesus. She leaves fond parents, two little brothers and one little sister to mourn her early departure. Services were, held at the home by Henry Bricker, assisted at the M. H. by Joseph Martin. Text, Matt. 24:44. Interment in the graveyard adjoining the Strasburg M. H.

Swortzel - Mattie, wife of L. H. Swortzel and daughter of Bish. Jacob Hildebrand (deceased), died Jan. 2d of Bright's disease, near Madrid, Augusta Co., Va.; aged 52 Y., 2 M., 17 D. She was sick only a few days: She had been blind for about a year, but never complained and was always cheerful. She leaves a sorrowing husband, three daughters, a son, two brothers and two sisters, besides a number of relatives and friends. Buried on the 4th at the Hildebrand meeting-house, where services were conducted by Bish. A. P. Heatwole and E. C. Shank from Isa. 66 and part of 13th verse. She was a member of the Mennonite church for a number of years. The last four months most of her time was spent in singing, "0 mother, thy gentle voice is hushed," etc. May the Lord bless and comfort the mourning companion and children, and help them to find comfort in the hope of meeting again when the conflicts and trials of this present life are over.

Summer - Christian Summer was born Mar. 9, 1840, in France. He was married to Barbara Rogin, who died childless. His second marriage, with Jacobina Stauffer, was blessed with four sons and four daughters. He died Feb. 9, 1906; aged 65 Y., 10 M., 22 D. Buried on the 13th in the Fairview cemetery near Milford, Neb. His widow, four sons and three daughters and many other relatives and friends followed the remains to their last earthly resting place. He was a faithful member of the Amish Mennonite church. Funeral services were held by N. E. Roth, Joseph Schlegel and Daniel Kaufman. Text 2 Cor. 5.

Shrock - Nellie Miller was born in Miami Co., Ind., March 10, 1878; died near Plevna, Howard Co., Ind., Feb. 25, 1906; aged 27 Y., 11 M., 15 D. In March 25, 1898, she was united in marriage to L. P. Shrock and lived in matrimony seven years and 11 months. In April, 1893, she was converted under Bro. J. S. Coffman's preaching and united with the Mennonite church at this place, and lived in that faith to the time of her departure. She suffered greatly, but bore it all with Christian patience. She leaves a husband, four children, parents, three brothers and five sisters, and a number of friends and relatives to mourn her departure, but their loss is her eternal gain. Funeral services were held at the A. M. meeting-house on the 27th, where a very large concourse of people gathered. Services conducted by N. 0. Troyer and E. A. Mast, from Rev. 14:13. Buried in the Mast cemetery.
G. W. NORTH.

Yoder - Fannie S. Yoder, wife of Levi E. Yoder (deceased), was born in Somerset Co., Pa., Aug. 9, 1846; died in Cass Co., Mo., Feb. 26, 1906, of typhoid fever; aged 59 Y., 6 N., 17 D. She was a faithful member of the A. M. church. Funeral services on the 28th in the Sycamore Grove M. H. from 1 Cor. 15:22. She leaves one son and many friends to mourn her departure.

Kenagy - Sarah Stutzman was born in Holmes Co., Ohio, May 20, 1830; united in matrimony with Jonathan Kenagy in Lagrange Co., Ind., Nov. 29, 1865; died at the home of her daughter near Emma, Lagrange Co., Ind., Feb. 18, 1906; aged 75 Y., 8 M., 28 D. To this union were born five children, four of whom preceded her to the better world. Funeral on the 20th at the Emma Mennonite M. H. Services by S. B. Weaver in English and by A. S. Cripe in German, from Luke 23:28, selected by the daughter and family. Peace to her ashes.

Wideman - On the 21st of Feb., 1906, in Whitchurch Twp., York Co., Ont., of the infirmities of old age, Casper Wideman, aged 84 Y., 1 M., 9 D. He was the father of ten children, of whom seven }{survive him. His wife (who died 13 years ago) and three children preceded him to the eternal world. He also leaves 41 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. His noble Christian example and deep interest in the welfare of the cause of Christ were productive of much good and truly his works do follow him. The funeral was held Feb. 23d; services were conducted by Pre. - Fidler and John G. Hoover, from John 14:6. Peace to his ashes.
This evening we are thinking about our dear father and of the grief and sorrow that has come to our home. He has gone and his weary life is ended, and while our hearts are sad we still are comforted with the assurance that he is safe on the other shore, where the sorrows and trials he so often endured will never touch him again and never cause him suffering any more. We will bow in humble submission to the will of God and try to meet our father again when God shall call us home to the better land.

Transcribed by: Ron Garber, Kansas

 Week 3: March 15, 1906, page 87, 88
Vol. XLIII, No. 11


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Note: In the issue for March 1st the name Swick appeared as Surck in the obituary of the son of Joseph and Anna Swick.-Ed.

Yoder - On the 24th of February, 1906, at the home of her son Isaac, near East Lewistown, Mahoning Co., Ohio, of dropsy, of which she suffered for some time, Lena, wife of Peter Yoder; aged about 77 years. She leaves to mourn her death an aged husband, one daughter and one son; also two sisters, one brother and a host of friends, but we mourn not as do those who have no hope. She was a member of the Mennonite church. Funeral services on the 26th at 1 p. m. in the Midway M. H. by Allen Rickert and D. S. Lehman. Interment in the cemetery adjoining. Peace to her ashes.
P. M.

Hallman - On Oct. 28, 1905, near New Dundee, Ont., Mary Schmitt, second daughter of the late Pre. George Schmitt and widow of the late Abraham Hallman, who preceded her to the spirit world over a year ago; aged 68 Y., 8 M., 22 D. The summons of death came unexpectedly at the midnight hour and half an hour after rising. Before her daughter Phoebe could summon help, the spirit took its flight. She died of heart failure and leaves seven sons and four daughters to mourn the loss of a kind and loving mother. She was a consistent member of the Mennonite church, an exemplary Christian and a friend to all. We trust our loss is her eternal gain. Funeral services were held by Noah Stauffer and Solomon Gehman.

Swick - Joseph Swick, son of J. M. and Mattie Swick, was born Feb. 16, 1880; died March 2, 1906; aged 26 Y., 14 D. Joe was first taken sick in Jan., 1905, with what he supposed to be rheumatism in his left limb, but he could finish his spring work; it grew worse, his limb swelling hard, and he suffered severe pain. On June 20th Dr. F. B. Ellis said he believed it to he a bone cancer, and on June 22d he was taken to Kansas City to the university hospital, to see a specialist, who pronounced it cancer of the bone, and a very critical case. On June 23d he underwent the operation of having his limb amputated at the thigh joint. He soon recovered from the operation and was in the hospital only three weeks and a few days. The wound soon healed and he often said he felt better the rest of the summer than he had for years. During that time he did considerable canvassing. In November he began to complain of pain in his back and on Christmas Day he went to Garden City to see the specialist from Kansas City, who said it was cold in his back; but he continued to grow worse, and for ten weeks he suffered severe pain. Dr. F. B. Ellis did all in his power to relieve him, but the cancer was all through his system and medical aid was of no avail. He leaves a wife and little boy to mourn their loss, which we believe to be his eternal gain. He confessed Christ as his Savior while at the hospital, and was baptized after he came home. The funeral took place at the Sycamore Grove M. H. on the 7th. Text, Gal. 6:7, 8.

Hollinger On the 28th of Feb., 1906, in Caernarvon Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., after suffering for some time of dropsy, John Hollinger, in his 76th year. He was a member of the Old Mennonite church and enjoyed a large acquaintance both in and outside of the church. For 30 years he served in the church as deacon of the Weaverland district. On account of his failing health he retired from active duty as deacon a short time ago. The Mennonite church had not a more devoted and earnest worker in her membership than Bro. Hollinger. He was generous and hospitable and many will remember his warm friendship and his generosity. He was the father of a large family. His wife died several years ago, but ten children survive him; also 54 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, a sister and two brothers. Funeral was held at the Weaverland meeting-house on Saturday, March 3d, where a large concourse of relatives and friends had gathered to pay the last tribute of love to the memory of one whose life had been that of a faithful follower of the Lord. Peace to his memory.

Souder - On the 25th of Feb., 1906, near Mount Joy, Lancaster Co., Pa., Abram M. Souder, aged 51 Y., 5 M. He was a member of the Mennonite congregation worshiping at the Kreybill M. H. At the age of ten years he lost his eyesight from an attack of measles. He was buried on the 28th at his home church, where services were conducted by Bish. Jacob N. Brubacher and Pre. Ephraim Nissley. He was unmarried.

Martin - Sister Barbara Martin, wife of Bro. Abraham Martin, died Feb. 23, 1906, of paralysis, at her home near Hagerstown, Md.; aged 77 Y., 23 D. She is survived by her husband and ten children and one step-son. One son preceded her to the spirit world a few years ago. She was a member of the Mennonite church, to which she remained faithful. Funeral was held at the Reiff M. H. on the 26th. Services were conducted by George Keener and Chr. Strite, from Psa. 107:30, "So he bringeth them to their desired haven." A large concourse of people met to pay the last tribute of love to one whom they had honored and respected. May the Comforter abide with the relatives and friends to cheer them on in this way of sorrow. Peace to her ashes.

Bowman - On the 5th of March, 1906, at Bowmansville, Lancaster Co., Pa., of grip, Tobias Bowman, aged 68 years. He contracted a cold while serving as juror in January. He is survived by a wife but no children. Funeral was held at the Mennonite M. H. at Bowmansville on the 8th. Interment at the adjoining cemetery.

Yoder - On Feb. 26, 1906, near Topeka, Ind., Amanda (Kline) Yoder, aged 43 Y., 1 M., 17 D. She was married to Solomon K. Yoder, Oct. 21, 1883. To this union were born three children, namely, Clarence, Jennie and Florence. She leaves a husband, three children, mother, two sisters and four brothers to mourn her early departure. She was a member of the Amish Mennonite church for nearly twenty years. She was a faithful wife, a kind and loving mother, and beloved and respected by all who knew her. The funeral services were conducted on Feb. 28th in the Maple Grove M. H. near Topeka, Ind., by Silas Yoder, from Matt. 24:44. COR.

Baer - Judith Baer (nee Johns) was born in Somerset Co., Pa., April 11, 1847; died in Fulton Co., Ohio, Feb. 27, 1906; aged 58 Y., 10 M., 16 D. She was united in marriage with Martin Baer, Feb. 11, 1872. They lived together in peace and union 34 years and 16 days. To this union were born three sons and seven daughters. The three sons have gone before to the sweet rest above. She leaves to mourn a sorrowing husband, seven daughters, six grandchildren, father, mother, a brother, sisters, besides some near and dear relations, to mourn the loss of a loved one. Funeral services were conducted in the A. M. M. H. by D. J. Wyse, Christ. Freyenberger in German and H. Rychener in English. The Lord gave and the Lord has taken.

Wengard - Elmer S. Wengerd, son of Stephen Wengerd, died of lung fever, March 2, 1906; aged 23 years. Funeral Sunday at the home of the deceased. Interment in cemetery near by. Preaching by Bish. Fred Mast and Pre. Sol. Schlabach. Text. Isa. 60:19, 20. Our brother joined the Amish Mennonite church in Somerset Co., Pa., several years ago, and remained steadfast to the end. He was much engaged in spiritual things, such as reading and writing scriptural matter, and was much interested in mission work. Several days prior to his death he expressed his desire to depart and said he would die in the Lord. Therefore we mourn not as those who have no hope, but as for one whom the Lord loved and took home.
D. J. S.

Springer - Veronica Rissor was born Aug. 19, 1842; was married to Christian Springer, Nov. 1, 1860; died Feb. 13, 1906, at the age of 63 Y., 5 M., 24 D. She leaves her husband, two sons, seven daughters, 18 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She is sadly missed in the church and in her home where she was ever busy looking to the comforts of those of her household. She was among the early settlers in this part of the country. She died, we believe, faithful to her Redeemer, so we do not mourn as those having no hope. Sermon by Samuel Garber of Groveland.

Bricker - On Feb. 26, 1906, at the home of her sister at High River, Alberta, Clara, second daughter of Bro. Elias Bricker; aged 25 Y., 5 M., 23 D. She leaves her parents, five brothers and three sisters to mourn her departure. She was a bright young woman and the picture of health, but was stricken down with pneumonia and after a short illness passed away. Funeral services conducted at the house by Pre. Woods and at the Mount View Mennonite M. H. by Isaac Miller and N. B. Stauffer, from Eccl. 8:8. Surely, man at his best is but as grass that in the morning flourisheth and ere the evening is cut down and withered.

Miller - On Feb. 9, 1906, near Middlebury, Ind., of consumption, Anna, wife of Daniel P. Miller; aged 63 Y., 10 M., 14 D. Sister Miller was a daughter of the late Joseph Hershberger and was quite young when her parents moved from Pennsylvania to Elkhart Co., Ind. She united with the Amish Mennonite church at the age of 17 years. She was the mother of 13 children, 11 surviving her. She leaves a deeply bereaved husband, eight sons, three daughters, four sisters, one brother, 50 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren to mourn her departure. She greatly desired that she might be with the Redeemer and in this hope she fell peacefully asleep. Funeral at the Forks M. H., where a large concourse of people gathered to pay a last tribute of respect to one they had loved. Services by S. E. Weaver and D. J. Johns.
A FRIEND.

Miller - Sister Susie May Miller was born in Iowa Co., Ia., May 1, 1876; died March 3, 1906, of consumption; aged 29 Y., 10 M., 2 D. She was married to William Miller, Sept. 27, 1898. She confessed Christ at the age of seventeen and united with the A. M. church and remained faithful unto her end. She will be missed both at home and in the congregation. Her health had been failing for many years. She had been taken to Colorado and California, but all of no avail; it seemed God's will to take her home. She leaves a bereaved husband, a father, five sisters, four brothers and many friends. Funeral services were conducted at West Union by the brethren J. K. Yoder and A. I. Yoder from Psa. 23 and 2 Tim. 4:6-8, which were her favorite scriptures. She requested this scripture to be used as her text and that the hymn, "Safe in the arms of Jesus," should be sung. We should all try and meet her in the city beyond and follow the admonitions she left us. She said she always had a fear of doing wrong, and we found that she nearly always was obedient to her parents. She led a devoted, quiet Christian life. She was very patient during her illness, and often thanked her husband and sisters warmly for their care and attention to her, in view of death, she said, "It is simply passing over. She requested that her coffin should he a plain one. May the Lord bless the bereft ones and may her patient life and her early death be an inspiration to all to be diligent in the work and service of the Lord.
COR.

Kauffman - On the 28th of Feb., 1906, near Belleville, Pa, of dropsy of the heart, Jonathan Kauffman, aged 61 Y., 4 M., 6 D. He resided in the Big Valley from childhood. He was a man of an upright Christian character, respected and beloved by all who knew him. His wife, who survives him, was Sarah Kauffman. They were the parents of ten children, one of whom preceded the father to the world beyond. He was buried on the 10th. The Lord comfort the mourning ones.

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Overholt - Salome Overholt was born July 4, 1868; died Feb. 28, 1906; aged 37 Y., 7 M., 24 D. She leaves her husband, four children, four sisters and two brothers; also her aged father and many other relatives and friends to mourn her departure. She left the evidence that their loss is her gain. Burial at Olive, on the 2d of March. Funeral services by J. K. Bixler and John Hygema from Job 7:6.
J. H.

Brenneman - On the 5th of Feb., 1906, in Zorra, Ont., Susanna, wife of Aaron Brenneman, in her 23d year. She left a child three days old, which has also since died. A sorrowing husband and other relatives and friends survive her.

Burkhard - Charles Burkhard was born at Free-port, Ill., Aug. 28, 1877. Emigrated to Roseland, Neb, with his parents in the spring of 1878, where he resided ever since. He united with the Mennonite church in 1896, and superintended the Sunday school of the Roseland congregation from Jan. 1901 to Dec. 1905. Was married Dec. 23, 1903, to Sarah Shuffler. During the winter of 1903-1904 his health failed him so that he was not able to work at all times. On Dec. 26, 1905, he with his wife and child started for Long Beach, Cal., thinking that a change might he beneficial to his health. At first it seemed to help him a little, but he soon became worse and died on March 1st, at the above named place. Interment at the Roseland (Neb.) Mennonite meeting-house on March 10th. Funeral services by D. G. Lapp and John E. Hartzler. Text, Heb. 9:24. His wife, one son, father, mother, four brothers and grandmother survive, to mourn their loss, but not as those who have no hope. His ailment was tuberculosis of the bladder.

Kreider - Elias S. Kreider was born in Conestoga Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., April 11, 1831; died of heart failure in Guilford Twp., Medina Co., Ohio, March 5, 1906; aged 74 Y., 10 M., 24 D. He went to Ohio in his early life with his brother George and family, followed by another brother, Christian, some years later, both of whom, with two other brothers and two sisters, preceded him to the spirit world. He was united in marriage to Margaret Rohrer, daughter of Pre. Isaac Rohrer, of Seneca Co., Ohio, Dec. 18, 1860. To this union were born eight sons and four daughters. Two sons and one daughter died in infancy. His loving companion with six sons, three daughters and eleven grandchildren, all of Medina county, and one brother and two sisters of Lancaster Co., Pa., are left to mourn his departure. The funeral was held at the Old Mennonite church, of which he was a devoted member for forty-four years and up to the time of his death. The services were conducted by Pre. Edwin Koppes and Daniel Martin in German from 2 Cor. 5:1, 2, assisted by Pre. Isaac Good, in English, from Rev. 14:12, 13. Although we deeply mourn the loss of our kind and loving father, yet we mourn not as those who have no hope, for we are made to feel that our loss is his eternal gain, and that when the hour of departure comes we can meet him in heaven where parting will be no more.Horst - On the 8th of March, 1906, in Brecknock Twp., near Bowmansville, Lancaster Co., Pa., of pneumonia. Jacob H. Horst, aged about 70 years. He was a member of the Mennonite church and leaves a sorrowing companion, six sons and one daughter to mourn his death. Funeral on the 12th at Lichty's M. H.

Kilheffer - On the 7th of March, near Petersburg, Lancaster Co., Pa., Katie, wife of W. S. Kilheffer, aged 35 years. She was a member of the Mennonite church, and leaves a husband and two children to mourn her death. Funeral on Saturday, March 10th, at the Petersburg M. H.

Herr - Susan M. Lefever was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Feb. 28, 1865; died March 3, 1906; aged 41 Y., 3 D. On Jan. 10. 1885, she was married to Henry Harnish. To this union were born seven children. Her husband died April 25. 1902. Aug. 31, 1904, she was again married to Abraham Herr. She leaves a husband, 8 children, 5 brothers and 4 sisters to mourn their loss, yet we have the confidence that our sister died in the full assurance of the life to come. She was a member of the Mennonite church. Services were held at the Bethel M. H. by C. S. Hauder, assisted by Benj. F. Hartzler, from Rom. 8: 18. Her remains were laid to rest at Belton, Mo. Sister Herr and family moved to Garden City about a year ago. They have gained many friends while with us, and have the sympathy of the entire community. May God overrule all to his glory and may we all submit to his will.

Troyer - Sister Fanny Troyer was born in Lagrange Co., Ind., Sept. 4, 1877; died of consumption March 12, 1906; aged 28 Y., 6 M., 8 D. She was married to Noah Troyer, and of this happy union her husband is now left with one little daughter. She also leaves her parents, six brothers and four sisters. She confessed Christ and united with the Mennonite church at Shore. Funeral services at the house by Josiah J. Miller and Y. C. Miller, and at the Shore M. H. by A. S. Cripe from Heb. 9:27, and Y. C. Miller from Isa. 41:9, 10. A large number of relatives and friends assembled on this sad occasion.

Clouser - On the 5th of March, 1906, at her home at Rockton, Pa., Sister Elnora, wife of Geo. Clouser; aged 79 Y., 11 M., 2 D. She suddenly became ill and gradually lapsed into unconsciousness, remaining in a state of coma until death. She is survived by her aged husband, three sons and three daughters, who mourn her death. Services in the Mennonite M. H. from 2 Cor. 13:11. May our loss be her eternal gain. E. J. B.

Carper - On the 9th of March, 1906, near Manhelm, Lancaster Co., Pa., Sister Lizzie, youngest daughter of Bro. Jacob and Sister Maria Carper; aged 14 Y., 1 M., 5 D. Funeral services were held on March 12th at the Hess meeting-house, conducted at the home by John Snavely and at the meeting-house by Joseph Boll, Benj. Stauffer and Jacob N. Brubacher, from Eccl. 12:1. One of her favorite hymns, "Thou thinkest, Lord, of me," was sung by the pupils of the public school. A large number of both old and young people attended the funeral. The cause of her death was neuralgia of the heart and dropsy. She is survived by her parents and one sister. She was a regular attendant at Sunday school and was baptized and received into church fellowship during her illness. We do not mourn as those who have no hope-our loss is her eternal gain. Her desire was, should she get well again, to go out among her young friends and speak to them about Jesus. We should all be encouraged by such a good resolution. Peace to her ashes.

Brand - On the 15th of March, 1900, in Dekalb Co., Ind., of consumption, Gertrude N., daughter of George and - Brand; aged 23 Y., 11 M., 24 D. During her sickness she came to a realizing sense of her spiritual condition, and confessing her faith in Christ she requested to be baptized, which was done only the day before her death. She was buried on the 18th. Funeral services by I. W. Royer of Goshen, and Wm. Clarke of the U. B. church. This should remind all who have not yet made their peace with God, not to delay remembering that to-day is the accepted time.

VanPelt - Samuel Harvey, son of William and Jane VanPelt, was born March 28, 1882; died March 10, 1906, in the city of Lima, Ohio. Harvey was employed at a factory and while on his way to his work, walking on the railroad, was struck by a train. He was taken to the hospital, but lived only two hours after the accident. It was a severe shock to the parents, brother and sisters when the sad news reached them. May they look to the great Comforter in their sad bereavement, and may all prepare to meet their God. Buried on the 12th at Salem M. H. Funeral services were conducted by W. G. Pugsley and Moses Brenneman, from John 14:4.Widmer - On the 3d of March, 1906, north of Wayland, in Washington Co., Iowa, Peter Widmer. He was born in St. Hippolite, France, and came to this country in 1880. He lived in Wayne Co., Ohio, two years, then moved to Washington Co., Iowa, where he has resided ever since. He was married to Catharine Widmer. To them were born eleven children, of whom eight remain with their mother to mourn their loss. There are also four grandchildren, four sisters and two brothers. Funeral services on the 8th, David Graber and S. Mussel-man, from John 14:14.

Lantz - Malinda Yoder was born in Juniata Co., Pa., Feb. 4, 1832, and died at Congerville, Ill., March 11, 1906; aged 74 Y., 1 M., 7 D. She was married to Solomon Lantz, Feb. 12, 1855. Of their eleven children the oldest daughter Uree died some years ago. The surviving children are: Samuel L. and Mattie at home; Pre. Levi J. Lantz, living on the home farm; Aaron, Ira, and Tillie, wife of S. L. Stutzman near Carlock; Mary M., wife of Ben Clark, and Emma, wife of Eli Sharp, both of Kansas; Lydia A., wife of I. N. Hooley of Rockwell. Iowa, and Dr. Ida R. Lantz of Chicago. She also leaves 29 grandchildren and six greatgrandchildren to mourn their loss. Her death was due to cancer with which she was afflicted for several months. All through her illness she was very patient, making very little complaint and always saying that it was all right no matter whether she got well or not. Mother united with the Mennonite church in her youth and was always a consistent member. She was much concerned for the welfare of her church, and rejoiced in the knowledge that all her children were Christians. Funeral services at Congerville on the 13th, conducted by Valentine Strubhar and Emanuel Troyer.

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Kauffman - On the 28th of Feb., 1906, in Mifflin Co., Pa., Jonathan D. Kauffman, aged 61 Y., 4 M., 6 D. He was buried on March 3d. Funeral services were conducted by John P. Zook and C. D. Peachey.

Miller - On March 3, 1906, in Washington Co., Iowa, of consumption, Susanna Miller, aged 29 Y., 10 M., 3 D. She leaves a husband, father, five sisters, four brothers and many friends to mourn her early death. She was a member of the A. M. church. Funeral services by Pres. Jacob and A. I. Yoder.

Rosenberger - Bro. Benjamin S. Rosenberger of Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Co., Ont., of pneumonia, after an illness of a little over a week. He was born July 1, 1838, and died March 16, 1906; aged 67 Y., 8 M., 15 D. The funeral, which was largely attended, was held at the Blenheim Mennonite M. H. on the 19th. Bro. N. Stauffer preached from Rom. 14:7, 8, in the English language, and Bro. S. Gehman in German from Rom, 8:17. D. B.

Shantz - On March 19, 1906, in Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Co., Ont., Claude, beloved and only son of Uzziah and Lydia Ann Shantz; aged 2 Y., 9 M., 5 D. The interment took place in the Blenheim Mennonite cemetery on March 21st in the presence of a large number of the friends and neighbors of the bereaved parents. Bro. Jonas Snider preached an impressive sermon from Matt. 18:3. D. B.

Jones - On the 25th of Jan., 1906, at the residence of his son-in-law, J. Martin Hunsberger in Yerkes, Montgomery Co., Pa., George M. Jones, alter one week of suffering with catarrhai(sic) pneumonia and old age. He passed away at the age of 80 Y., 8 was 23 D. He leaves a widow, two sons and one daughter and 19 grandchildren to mourn his departure. He was a member of the Providence Mennonite church for nearly fifty years. Funeral was held on Jan. 30, 1906. Bro. Warren G. Bean conducted the services at the house of mourning, and Bro. Jesse H. Mack and Henry K. Wismer at the Providence M. H., where interment was made.

Hunsberger - Martin Roy, son of J. Martin and Emma J. Hunsberger, passed away 18 days after his grandfather, George M. Jones, alter suffering 31 days from acute croupous(sic) pneumonia, followed by an abscess of the lungs; aged 13 Y., 4 M., 13 D. He leaves to mourn, his parents, four brothers and three sisters. Bro. Jesse H. Mack conducted the services at the house of mourning and Bro. Warren G. Bean and Henry K. Wismer at the Providence M. H., where interment was made.

Weaver - Francis Emerson, oldest son of Reuben and Ella Weaver, was born Sept. 8, 1900; died Feb. 9, 1906; aged 5 Y., 5 M, 1 D. He was sick only nine days with diphtheria. Little Frank was an exceptionally bright and dear child. God knew this world was too wicked a place for him to be. He was buried several hours after he died. The family being quarantined, the funeral could not be held until Feb. 25th. Services were held at the Pa. meeting-house, near Trousdale, Kan., conducted by Bro. D. D. Zook and T. M. Erb. Text, "Suffer little children to come unto me and forbid them not, for of such is the kingdom of heaven." His parents, one brother and sister survive him. A. M. E.

Smucker - Peter Smucker was born in Stark. Co., Ohio, Dec. 20, 1850; died March 9, 1906; aged 55 Y., 2 M., 19 D. He united with the A. M. church in 1870, was a faithful member of same till the final summons came. He was married to Mary Slonecker, Dec. 13, 1877. His widow, one brother and three sisters are left to mourn their loss, but not as those without hope. Bro. and Sister Smucker were on their way to visit a woman about two miles from their home, but while driving along Bro. Smucker suddenly threw up his hands and expired. Sister Smucker called for help, but no one being within hearing distance, she turned around and started back and soon came to a neighbor's house, where she got help, but life was gone. Truly, in the midst of life we are in death. Bro. Smucker's remains were taken to his home in the evening. As soon as we could, wife and I left our home in Logan county for the stricken home, he being a brother-in-law. The funeral was held Monday, March 12, 1906, at the Beach M. H. Services in German by John Summers and in English by J. A. Liechty, from Rev. 14:13. Interment in the cemetery near by. The funeral was largely attended. J. J.

Shank - Bro. Daniel Shank was born in Adams Co., Pa., May 15, 1832; died at the home of his son-in-law, Samuel H. Bowers, in Biglerville, Pa., March 2, 1906, of a complication of diseases. His wife, two sons and one daughter and a number of friends are left to mourn their loss, but not without the hope of meeting in a happier home. He united with the Mennonite church when yet young in years. Funeral on the 5th at the house by Daniel Stump and John C. Miller. Texts, 2 Cor. 5:1, and 1 Sam. 20:3, latter clause. Interment in the Mummasburg graveyard. J. B. G.

Shields - On the 10th of March, 1906, in Lewisburg, Pa., of apoplexy, William Shields; aged 64 Y., 8 M., 17 D. He had been attending to business as usual, led the teachers meeting in the evening in their study of the Sunday school lesson for the next day, and while in the law office of Philip Linn was suddenly taken ill, and in a few minutes breathed his last. He was born in Union Co., Pa., June 23, 1841, and was a wagonmaker by trade. He was a soldier in the War of the Rebellion and was severely wounded in Feb. 1865. He was married Dec. 26, 1867, to Kate Angeny, daughter of Abraham and Leah Angeny, formerly of Bedminster Twp., Bucks Co., Pa. They were blessed with seven children. One daughter, Esther, was sent as a missionary to Seoul, Korea, by the Foreign M. B. of the Presbyterian church, but being home on a vacation at the present time, was able with her mother, brothers and sisters to attend her father's funeral and share with them the sorrows of their sad bereavement. He was a man beloved and respected by all who knew him. He was a member and an elder in the Presbyterian church. He was also a devoted Sunday school worker, an earnest student of the Bible and much enjoyed the teaching of a large class of young men. His integrity of purpose and his convictions of right won for him the respect of all who knew him, so that he was also called to fill a number of other responsible positions in other departments of life, and is sincerely mourned by a large circle of relatives and friends. He was buried on the 14th. Services were conducted by the pastor of his church, assisted by several other clergymen of the vicinity. The family has the warmest sympathy of the entire community in this sudden affliction, but we feel confident that they are all able to bow in full submission to the divine will, knowing that what the Lord does is well done.

Hershberger - Susanna (Yoder) Hershberger was born in Somerset Co., Pa., March 22, 1816; died near Middlebury, Ind., March 12, 1906; aged 89 Y., 11 hi., 21 D. She was blind during the last two and a half years of her life. She was twice married. Her first husband, Benj. Miller, with whom she had four children, three surviving, died from the effects of a tree failing on his leg and crushing it. Dec. 31, 1843, she married Christ. Hershberger. To this union were born eight children, three of whom died in infancy and early youth; five survive. Her second husband died July 17, 1882, and she remained a widow over 23 years. She leaves now 8 children, 39 grandchildren, 55 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great-grandchildren. In early youth she united with the Old Order Amish church and remained a faithful member until death. Funeral at Forest Grove, March 15th. Services by Jacob Miller and D. D. Miller, from Luke 23:28 and Rev. 14:13. Her funeral was largely attended. For many years she had a desire to go to her eternal home. She died at the home of her son Jacob, from the infirmities of old age. She fell peacefully asleep, no sign of sickness being visible. We feel sad, but also glad that the Master called her to the higher and better home above, where we hope to meet her again.

Cressman - Henry Cressman, youngest in the family of John and Esther (Wismer) Cressman, was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., Feb. 27, 1825; was married to Sarah Woolner Mar. 4, 1851. To this union were born five daughters, of whom three, together with a number of grandchildren, remain to mourn the loss of a kind-hearted parent. Bro. Cressman united with the Mennonite church in his youth and took an interest in the church work. He was identified with the first Sunday school organized in that neighborhood, which was held in the Natchez schoolhouse. He was interested in the welfare of young people and for many years took a leading part in the public school work of his district. He died in St. Jacob's, Ont., at the home of his daughter, on the 19th of March, 1906, aged 81 Y., 25 D. Funeral services were held on the 22d from the residence in St. Jacob's to the Bresiau Mennonite church and cemetery.

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