Gospel Herald Obituaries - May, 1908

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Gospel Herald - Vol. I, No. 5 - May 2, 1908- page 79



Keyser. - On April 12, 1908, in Lower Salford, Mont. Co., Pa., of pneumonia, Bro. Nathan Z Keyser died, aged 55 y. 4 m. 13 d. He leaves a widow, three sons and two daughters to mourn his death. Funeral on April 16, at the Upper Skippack M. H.

Alderfer. - Wilmer, son of Bro. Mahlon G. Alderfer of Souderton, Pa., died on Sunday, April 12, 1908 of heart failure; aged about 18 years. He was buried on April 18. Detweiler. - Sadie, daughter of Bro. Isaac F. Detweiler of Souderton, Pa., died on April 13, 1908, at the Rockhill Mennonite M. H. She died at the age of 6 y. 8 m. 28 d.

Oberholtzer. - Elizabeth Oberholtzer, wife of John Oberholtzer, was born August 27, 1829; died after much suffering in Juniata Co., Pa., March 21, 1908; aged 78y. 6m. 24d. She was a daughter of Peter Graybill. She leaves to mourn their loss two sons. She was a member of the Mennonite Church for many years. Interment in the Lost Creek Cemetery. Funeral services by Samuel Leiter and Wm. G. Sieber.

Witmer. - On Mar. 23, 1908, near Stony Brook, Pa., of bronchial trouble, Sister Susan Witmer only daughter of the late Pre. David Witmer. She was 66 y. 9m. 9d. old. She was sick only 5 days. She was a faithful member of the church for many years. All were welcome in her home. Out loss is her eternal gain. Services by Bish. Abram B. Herr and Pre. Theo. B. Forry. Text, Rev. 14:12,13. Peace to her ashes.

Fisher. - Marshall Fisher was born Nov. 21, 1832; died at his home near Winesburg, O., April 1, 1908; aged 76 y. 4 m. 10 d. He was married to Sarah M. Brown, Dec. 29, 1864. To this union were born two children. His wife and children preceded him to the spirit world. He united with the Mennonite Church a number of years ago and remained faithful until death. Funeral services were held April 2, 1908, at the home of Calvin Fisher by I. J. Buchwalter, V. B. Shoup and Josiah Kaiser. Interment in Mt. Eaton Cemetery.

Frey. - On Feb 17, 1908, at Newkirk, Okla., Florence, daughter of Abe and Tillie Frey, died of pneumonia; aged 8 m. 1 d. Funeral services were conducted at the house by Christ Reiff from Luke 18:17. Her remains were laid to rest in the Newkirk Cemetery. Silently, peacefully angels have borne little Florence Into the beautiful mansions above, There she will rest from earthís toil forever Safe in the arms of Christís infinite love. Christ Reiff.

Kauffman. - Samuel Kauffman died at home in McAlisterville, Pa., on March 19, 1908; aged 41y. 2m. 11d. Bro. Kauffman was a member of the Mennonite Church and his seat at services was seldom vacant. He leaves a widow and five children to mourn his loss, also an aged mother, one brother and three sisters. Interment at the Lauver Cemetery. The body was followed by many sorrowing friends. Funeral services by Samuel Leiter and Wm. G Sieber. May our Heavenly Father comfort the sorrowing ones.

Myers. - Henry Myers died April 12, 1908, near Bareville, Pa., aged 81 years. He was a member of the Mennonite Church for about 48 hours. He was a praying man but when speaking with him he always thought baptism was unnecessary. He was well read in the bible, was a good neighbor and had many friends. On April 10, he was taken ill very suddenly, and taking this as a warning from God, he at once sent for Bro. Benjamin Weaver of Terre Hill and Bro. N. H. Mack of New Holland, who received him into church fellowship by water baptism. May this be a warning to all who trust in their good works.

Good. - On April 17, 1908, John H Good died of infirmities due to old age. He was a hale and hearty man and at the age of 85 still worked in the harvest field. The last few years he suffered bodily affliction. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church. His remains were laid to rest on April 21. Services were conducted by Henry Good in German and Bish. Benj. Weaver in English. A large concourse of friends and relatives met to pay the last tribute of respect to the departed one. His wife preceded him to the spirit world several years ago. He is survived by 2 sisters, 2 sons and 3 daughters, 20 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. He was aged 94y. 5m. 5d. Peace to his ashes.

Ebersole. - Sister Elizabeth Ebersole (nee Frey) died at the home of her son-in-law, Bro. Abram L. Rife, near Letterkenny, Franklin Co., Pa., March 28, 1908; aged 82y. 4m. 13d. She was a last member of the family, her brother, Jacob Frey, dying on March 24. She is survived by two children who mourn the loss of a mother and the church a sister, but we need not mourn as those who have no hope. She was for many years a consistent member of the Mennonite Church and her place was never vacant so long as health permitted her to be there. Funeral services were conducted at the home by Henry Bricker in German and J. S. Burkholder in English, from Rev. 1:14. She was laid to rest in the family burying on the farm, known as the Frey Burying ground.

Riehl. - Elizabeth (Beiler) Riehl was born in Mifflin Co., Pa., July 6, 1827, and quietly passed away at the home of her daughter, near Kennard, Ohio, April 11, 1908; aged 80y. 9m. 5d. She was united in marriage to Joel Riehl, March 22, 1855. To this union were born eight children, three sons and five daughters. Four of these children, two sons and two daughters, survive her. She began to walk in the righteous path in early life, united with the Mennonite Church, and had since endeavored to live for the Lord, and bring up her children in His fear and admonition. She endured her afflictions with great patience, and was ready to enter into the joys of the Lord when the final summons came. Funeral services were conducted by B. E. Warren at the Oak Grove Church, and interment was made at the Hooley cemetery.

Keim. - Sister Adessa Keim, nee McVicker, wife of Bro. Jonas S. Keim of Springs, Pa., died very suddenly on Apr. 17, 1908. She retired in apparently good health in the evening and died sometime during the night. In the morning they found her in the cold embrace of death. The direct cause of her death is unknown. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for many years. She was the mother of 9 children, and grandmother of 22. 1 daughter and 4 grandchildren preceded her to the eternal world. She leaves a husband, 4 sons and 4 daughters, 18 grandchildren, some sisters and brothers, and a host of friends to mourn her death. May this be a loud call to all, to be ready at all times to meet God. Truly we know not the day nor the hour when the Son of man cometh. Her remains were laid to rest at Springs, on the 18. Funereal services by Ed. Miller, from Rev. 14:13, assisted by G. D. Miller and H. M Gelnett. Sister Keim was aged 59 y. 2 m. 16 d. Peace to her ashes.

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Parker. - Henry C. Parker was born Sept. 10, 1864; died at his home near Geistown, Pa., April 22, 1908; aged 43y. 6m. 12d. Funeral services were conducted at the Weaver Church by S. G. Shetler and D. S. Yoder. Text, Jer. 49:11. He is survived by a sorrowing widow and 10 children. May Gods choicest blessing rest upon this family in their sore bereavement.

 

Kreider. - Harry Sanford, son of J. M. and Hettie E Kreider, of Palmyra, Mo., died April 19, 1908; aged 3 m. 15 d. He was sick but a few days with pneumonia and whooping cough.

Although his stay on earth was short, we trust his life and death may prove a blessing to all.

Funeral services were conducted by Bro. I. E. Buchwalter of Pea Ridge, Mo., at the Mennonite Church near Palmyra. Text, Rev. 21:4. Interment in the Greenwood Cemetery, Palmyra.

Campbell. - Samuel L Campbell of Mountain View, VA., peacefully departed this life April 22, 1908; aged 69 y. 4d. He leaves to mourn their loss a bereaved wife, fourteen children, twelve grandchildren, three sisters, four brothers. One child preceded him to the spirit world. He also leaves many friends and relatives. He was deprived of attendance at the house of the Lord because of ill health. Funeral services were conducted by A. P. Heatwole and E. C. Shank. Text, "Set thine house in order, for thou shalt died and not live." father was of a kind, affectionate disposition. He will be missed by those who are left behind, but we hope to meet him heaven. A. L. C.

Rudy. - Israel Rudy, son of Christian and Barbara Rudy, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Oct. 3, 1828; came with his parents to Wayne Co., Ohio, in 1854. From Ohio he migrated to Freeport, Ill., thence to Council Bluffs, Ia. He then took an extended trip through the far West and finally located at Denver, Colo., where he had been for the past twenty-eight years. He died at his home in Denver, April 20, 1908, at the advanced age of 79 y. 5 m. 22 d. His brother, Daniel, and nephew, Levi, arrived in Orrville, Ohio, with the remains on April 27. Funeral services were conducted in the Martin Church by I. J. Buchwalter in the presence of a large circle of relatives and friends.

 

Beller. - Andrew Beller was born in Germany, March 14, 1887; died at his home near Shickley, Neb., April 17, 1908; aged 21 y. 1 m. 3 d. He was stricken with pneumonia about two weeks before his death, of which he finally succumbed.

On Feb. 12, 1908 he was married to Sister Mattie Roth, who together with father, mother, and two sisters mourn their loss. The remains were laid to rest in the Mennonite Cemetery. Funeral services by Peter Kennel in German and Joseph Whittaker of Beaver Crossing, in English. May God bless the bereaved ones. This was a loud call to the young people, put the brother as prepared to leave this world for a better one. Let us all be prepared to meet our God when He calls for us.

 

Glimanhage. - On April 24, 1908, in Elkhart Co., Ind., of lingering disease, Sister Lydia Glimanhage, passed away; aged 65 y. 10m. 22d. She was born June 2, 1842. The family emigrated to Indiana from Canada in the early settlements of Elkhart county. She was the third member of this family that was called away by death within the past four years, and one of four sisters and one brother who all lived unmarried on the old homestead where the parents lived and died. Two sisters, both in feeble health, survive. One married brother and one married sister have also passed away in the years past. Funeral services were held on Sunday, Apr. 26, at the Yellow Creek M. H., where services were conducted by John F. Funk and Jonas Loucks from Rev. 7:13-17. The funeral was largely attended.

 

Shetler. - Elmer Ray, oldest son of Bro. Dan and Sister Barbara Shetler, was born in Johnson Co., Iowa, Oct. 7, 1897; died at his home near Pigeon, Mich., April 14, 1908; aged 20 y. 6 m. 7 d. He was taken ill with measles and then typhoid fever set in which caused his death. Funeral was held April 17, at the A. M. Meeting House where a large concourse of relatives and friends were present. Although his smiling face is greatly missed in the home and Sunday school, we have the blessed assurance he is now sweetly resting in Jesus.

Funeral sermon was preached by S. J. Swartzendruber and Mike S Zehr.

Weep not for me, my parents dear,
In heaven I hope you all to see,
Where we can then together be
For ever in eternity.

King. - John C King was born in Huntingdon Co., Pa., Oct 22, 1829; died in Cass Co., Mo., April 23, 1908; aged 78 y. 6 m. 1 d. He died of paralysis.

He was twice married. The first time to Rebecca E Plank of Wayne Co., Ohio, April 15, 1868, who died Mar 6, 1859; and on Oct. 25, 1860, he was married to Annie E Yoder of Wayne Co., Ohio, who still survives him. This was the first marriage performed by Bish. John K. Yoder deceased of Wayne Co.

He leaves besides a companion, four sons, one daughter, 20 grandchildren, one brother, two sisters and many friends. He united with the Mennonite Church in his youth, and was a member till death.

Funeral services on the 25, at the Sycamore Grove Church by C. S. Hauder and J. J. Hartzler.

 

Zehr. - Catherine Zehr, daughter of Andrew and Lena Zehr, was born near Flanagan, Ill., July 16, 1875; died April 22, 1908; aged 32 y. 9 m. 6 d. The deceased went to Iowa with her parents in 1895. About four years ago she was stricken with the dread disease, consumption. Nothing was spared to give her relief, but no relief could be obtained. She was confined to her bed for three months. While we believe life would have been sweet to the sister she was perfectly resigned to meet her Savior. She united with the Mennonite Church at the age of 16, and remained true to the end. She was always an active worker in the Sunday school and young peoples meeting, and in any services for the uplifting of humanity. She leaves to mourn her early departure, four brothers, five sisters, parents and a host of relatives and friends. But they need not mourn as those who have no hope. The funeral was held at the M. E. Church in Manson, Ia., where a large number of relatives and friends gathered. The sister chose her own hymn and also the text which was taken from I Cor. 15, four last verses. Services were conducted by Andrew Schrock, of Metamora, Ill., in German at the house and J. E. Hartzler of Chicago at the church. Interment in Rose Hill Cemetery.

 

Price. - James H. Price was born in Montgomery Co., Pa., Oct. 3, 1821, and departed this life, April 15, 1908; aged 86y. 6m. 12d. He was united in the holy bonds of wedlock to Magdalena Swartly, Nov. 1., 1849. To this union eight children were born, four boys and four girls, Edwin, Rhein, Lincoln, Ellsworth, Lizzie Anders, Annie Barndt, Mary Benner and Sallie Tripp, all living except Edwin, who died Oct. 3, 1901.

Father Price came to Kansas in the spring of 1881, and lived here until called by his Master.

Father Price united with the Mennonite Church in 1880 and lived a good Christian life until his death. He has been bedfast most of the time for the last four years. During all this time he has been cared for by his devoted and faithful wife, always patient, loving and kind, whose reward will be in the world to come. He has twenty-three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Services were held at the home, conducted by Bro. Yearont from II Tim. 4:7.

Farewell, vain world, Im going home,
My Saviour smiles and bids me come;
Bright angels beckon me away,
To sing Gods praise in endless day.
I'm glad that I was born to die,
From grief and woe my soul shall fly;
Bright angels shall convey me home,
Away to New Jerusalem.

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Roth. - Harry, son of J. C. and Rosa Roth, was born June 15, 1907, near Milford, Neb.; died April 27, 1908; aged 10m. 12d. He leaves to mourn his early death a sorrowing father and mother. Funeral services at the East Fairview Church, conducted by Joseph Rediger from I Peter 1:2, and Jacob Stauffer from Psa. 16.

Kauffman. - Catharine Kauffman was born in Mifflin Co., Pa., Oct. 31, 1831; died near Davidsville, Pa., May 1, 1908; aged 76y. 6m. She was married to Jacob I. Kauffman, of Somerset Co., about thirty years ago. Funeral services were conducted at the Kaufman Church by S. G. Shetler in German and S. D. Yoder in English. Text, Rev. 7:13. She was a faithful member of the Amish Church for many years. May God's richest blessings rest upon the sorrowing husband and friends.

Schrag. - Joseph S Schrag was born in Ontario, Canada, Feb. 20, 1848; died in Seward Co., Neb., April 27, 1908; aged 60y. 2m. 7d. He leaves to mourn his aged mother, two brothers and one sister; his father, five brothers and two sisters preceded him to the spirit world. Bro. Schrag was a faithful member of the A. M. Church. He was sick with consumption for a number of years. Funeral service was held April 30, at the East Fairview Church, Milford, Neb., by the brethren Joseph Whitaker from I Thess. 4:13-18, Joseph Zimmerman from II Cor. 5:1-10, and Joseph Schlegel from I Cor. 15:54-58.

Schweitzer. - Catharine Schweitzer, nee Troyer, was born June 15, 1867; died May 3, 1908; aged 40y. 10m. 19da. She lived in the holy bonds of matrimony with Joseph Schweitzer 23y. 5m. 8d. To this union were born eight children, four sons and four daughters. One son, one daughter, father, one brother and two sisters preceded her to the spirit world. She leaves to mourn her, her bereaved husband, three sons and three daughters, aged mother, five brothers and five sisters. These need not mourn as those who have no hope. She was a faithful member of the A. M. Church from her youth. She was buried in the East Fairview Cemetery, Milford, Neb., May 4. Funeral services were held by John Steckley from Psa. 90, Jacob Stauffer from John 5:24-29 in German and Joseph Whitaker from Rev. 14:13 in English.

Stauffer. - Christian Stauffer was born in Folgensberg, Alsace, Germany, Sept 26, 1857; died near Milford, Neb., Apr. 5, 1908; aged 50y. 6m. 10d. He was married to Lydia Harris, Feb. 15, 1880, to which union were born nine children, two having preceded him to the spirit world. Besides his sorrowing companion and children there also survive him one grandchild, four brothers, one sister and many relatives and friends to mourn his departure, but they mourn not as those who have no hope. Bro. Stauffer was a faithful member of the A. M. Church from his youth. He came to America with his parents in 1866 and lived in Illinois 12 years and in Nebraska 20 years. Funeral services were held at the East Fairview Church, April 7, conducted by Christian Rediger in German and N. E. Roth in English. Text II Tim. 4:7,8.

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Nelson. - Samuel Forest, little son of George and Nancy Nelson, died near Shipshewana, Ind., April 26, 1908; aged 10 m. 27 d. He leaves sorrowing parents, 5 brothers and 3 sisters to mourn his early departure. Funeral services were conducted by Y. C. Miller from II Kings 4:26, and Josiah Miller from II Sam. 12:23.

King. - Mable Irene, daughter of Solomon and Amada King, Smithville, O., was born Mar. 7, 1908; died May 1, aged 8 w. 1 d., pneumonia being the cause of her death. She was but a bud that had come to bloom in the home for a short time, and then was transplanted into the spiritís realm. Services were conducted at the Oak Grove Church by Albert McFadden and J. S. Gerig. Text, Matt. 18:14.

Transcriber's Note: The correct name may be Amanda, but it is spelled Amada.

Yoder. - Elizabeth Nold was born July 21, 1822; died May 9, 1908; aged 85y. 9m. 18d. She was married to Abraham Yoder Oct. 6, 1842. To this union were born eleven children, of which nine are still living. She was a faithful member of the mennonite Church and attended regularly as long as health permitted. She had her home for a number of years with Bro. and Sister Eli Blosser of North Lima, Ohio, Sister Blosser being one of her daughters. Death was caused by a fractured hip, kidney trouble and old age. Funeral services were held May 12, at the Midway Church. Services conducted by E. M. Detweiler, assisted by John Burkholder and Allen Rickert.

Kauffman. - Sister Elizabeth, wife of Bro. John M Kauffman of East Petersburg, Pa., was born Nov. 7, 1834; died May 10, 1908, at St. Josephís Hospital, Lancaster, Pa., death being due to the infirmities of age which was 73y. 5m. 3d. She was a consistent member of the Mennonite Church, her seat seldom being vacant when it was possible for her to be at church. It was her desire that she retain her health till communion but the Lord ordered it otherwise and when her health failed she expressed her desire and willingness to depart and be with Christ. An only daughter, wife of A. H. Hershey of Mountville, remains to mourn her departure. Funeral services were held on May 13, at the house by Bro. Frank Kreider and at the church by Bro. Chr. Lefever and Bish. Abr. Herr. Text, Rev. 14:13.

Glick. - Sadie Glick (nee Allison) was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., July 14, 1873; died near Lewisburg, PA., May 5, 1908; aged 34y. 10m. 5d. Her father died when she was four years old and her mother was left with the care of three children. Sol Bylerís of Garden City, Mo., took her as their own child, where she remained till she was united in marriage to Eli B Glick of Pa. They have since resided in Union Co., Pa. She joined the Mennonite Church in her early years and in the last hours of her life while suffering great pain gave the bright hope that all was forgiven and wished that the end would be near. She was sick eight days. Sister Glick was a kind mother of noble Christian character. She leaves a sorrowing husband, two daughters, a mother, one brother, one sister and a host of friends. An infant son preceded her to the spirit world. Funeral services were held at the Ebenezer Church conducted by Bro. Adams of Easton, Md., from Rev. 10:6. Interment in the Byler Cemetery.

Yoder. - Stephen Yoder was born in Tuscarawas Co., Ohio, Sept. 25, 1843; died at his home in Washington Co., Iowa, April 12, 1908; aged 64 y. 7 m. 7 d. He immigrated with his parents to Iowa in 1870. He was married to Lucy Miller in 1876. She preceded him in death April 20, 1891. To this union were born six children, the youngest being 21 years of age at his fatherís death. His children were near and dear to him but they need not mourn as those who have no hope. The father gave evidence on his death-bed that they were always obedient to him. What a happy consolation for these young people. Bro. Yoder was a faithful and consistent member of the Amish Mennonite Church and his seat was seldom vacant. Funeral services were held April 14, at his late home. Many people gathered to show the last tribute of respect to one who was widely known. The services were conducted by P. J. Bremen and C. J. Miller. Text, part of II OCR. 5. Interment in the Shelter Cemetery.

Hartzler. - Elizabeth (Hoover) Hartzler was born June 22, 1835 in Alderman Co., Ont.; died in St. Joe Co., Mich., Apr. 21, 1908; aged 72y. 9m. 29d. In 1854 she, with her parents, came to Clinton Two., Elkhart Co., Ind. In 1855 she was married to David Grabber, to which union were born nine children. Her husband and four children preceded her to the spirit world. In 1900 she was married to Jonathan A. Hartzler, her surviving husband. It was the writer's privilege to become acquainted with Sister Hartzler 41 years ago and can truly say she was one of those unmovable, unchangeable Christians, always abiding in the faith. Her life and works still follow her. Her five children are all members of the Mennonite Church, the church of her faith. She left 27 grandchildren and three great- grandchildren. During the long winter months she left some very encouraging work for each one of the children, also remembering the family of her daughter who died about 20 months ago. While living near Mancelona, Mich., she was very much interested in mission work, but felt herself rather poor and for a while would fast on Sunday and put the price of that meal to the mission fund. Funeral services were conducted by Amos S. Cripe and Harvey Friesner. Peace to her remains. Funeral and interment at the Clinton Brick Church.

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Berkey. - Milo M Berkey was born in Warren Co., Ind., May 11, 1908; aged 37 y. 2m. 3d. He leaves a sorrowing wife, three children, father, mother, three sisters and many friends to mourn his departure. Funeral services at the Clinton Church, conducted by Silas Yoder and D. D. Miller.

Walter. - Pre. John Walter died at his home at Chalfont, Pa., May 10, 1908; aged 88y.

He was ordained to the ministry May 23, 860, in the Line Lexington Congregation.

On Dec 27, 1847, he was united in marriage with Rachel Haldeman, which union was blessed with eight children, of whom four survive. His wife died about three years ago.

Funeral was held May 14. Interment at Line Lexington.

Mast. - Park, son of Corsan and Cora Mast of Walnut Creek, O., died April 17, 1908; aged 4y. 1m. 3d. He is survived by father, mother, one brother, two sisters, grandparents on both sides and many relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Walnut Creek A. M. Church, conducted by S. H. Miller and A. W. Hershberger.

This house of clay I leave behind,
From earthly nature to be set free;
Yet, my parting, does you of death remind;
But, without it, you can not come to me.

Landis. - Sister Sallie B., daughter of Issac S. and Susan Landis, of Skippack Twp., Montgomery Co., Pa., died May 4, 1908; aged 16 y. 2 m. 7 d. She was suffering with consumption for a year or more. During the past four months she lived in a small building especially erected for her accomodation (sic). She is survived by her parents, three sisters and one brother, all residing at home.

The funeral was held Monday and was largely attended. Interment at the Upper Skippack M. H.

Fisher. - Sarah, widow of the late John Fisher, died at the home of his son Levi, near Intercourse, Lanc. Co., Pa., of a complication of diseases on the 11 of May, 1908; aged 76 y. 3 m. 18 d. Her surviving friends are one son, two daughters, a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren, also a brother and sister. She was a member of the A. M. Church for many years. Funeral was held on the 13. Services were conducted by Jonas Stoltzfus and Jacob Lapp. Interment in Beiler Cemetery at Ronks. May God comfort the sorrowing ones.

Weep not that her toils are over,
Weep not that her race is run,
God grant we may rest as calmly
When our work, like hers is done.

Moyer. - Annie Mary, daughter of Sister Mary O. and the late John H. Moyer of Souderton, Pa., died suddenly, May 12, 1908, after only ten days sickness of inflammatory rheumatism and diphtheria, resulting in heart-failure; at the early age of 21y. 3m. 5 days. Annies absence at the S. S. and church services will be greatly felt, as she was regular in attendance. Bish. Jonas Mininger was called and according to her desire she was baptized. She then longed to fall asleep, if she never should awaken on earth she was satisfied.

Owing to the quarantine her remains were placed at the window in her home where hundreds passed to view her. Private interment at Franconia on May 14. Her mother, who is critically ill, survives, also six brothers and sisters.

The whole community sympathizes with the family in this sad bereavement.

Weisz. - George B Weisz was born near Harmony, Pa., Nov. 5, 1830. he moved to Ohio in 1865, settled in Medina Co., where he died May 8, 1908; aged 77 y. 6 m. 3 d.

He was united in marriage to Deborah Stamm, Oct. 23, 1856. to this union were born seven children, five sons and two daughters.

His second marriage was to Maliza Ziegler, maiden name Fielder, May 14, 1896.

The mother who died April 30, 1889, at the age of 52 y. was preceded to the eternal world by five children. His second wife died Mar. 3, 1905. Two sons, one brother and one sister ware left to mourn the loss of a father and brother.

Bro. Weisz was for many years a member of the Mennonite Church, being several times in the lot for the ministry.

Funeral services were held May 10, conducted by J. M. Kreider and N. A. Lind. Burial in the Le Roy Cemetery.

Blosser. - Samuel Blosser was born Oct. 28, 1831; died May 5, 1908; aged 76 y. 6 m. 7 d. He was born, lived and died on the old Blosser farm near Bremen, Ohio. He entered the bond of matrimony with Mary E. McDougle, July, 1863, living in this relation about 18 years, when the wife was called into the great beyond. This union was blessed with eight children, of which two daughters survive. After living a widower for about 11 years he was married to Mary C. Shatzer, April 19, 1891. To this union was born one son who, with two daughters, six grandchildren, wife, one brother and one sister, besides many relatives and friends, are left to mourn his departure.

He accepted Jesus as his Savior Nov. 2, 1895, and was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church until death.

Funeral services were conducted at the Old Pleasant Hill Church. Bro. Blosser was much interested in the remodeling of the old church and was delighted with the occasional services held there. He was laid to rest in the graveyard near by. Funeral services by John Blosser, assisted by Pre. Bagwell of the German Baptist Church.

Studer. - Bena Studer, (nee Heiser) was born Nov. 12, 1867; died of consumption near Fisher, Ill., May 16, 1906; aged 40 y. 6 m. 14 d.

She lived in the holy bonds of matrimony with her husband, Sam. Studer, a littler over nineteen years. This union was blessed with three children. She leaves a sorrowing husband, two sons, one daughter, an aged mother, six brothers, three sisters and many friends to mourn her departure.

Sister Bena united with the A. M. Church in her youth and lived a faithful member until her end. We mourn not as those who have no hope.

Funeral services at the house by Christ. King and at the East Bend Church, Champaign Co., Ill., by Dan Grieser, Andrew Schrock in German and Alvin Ropp in English. Texts, II Tim. 4:6-8 and Heb. 9:27.

A precious one from us has gone,
A voice we loved is stilled;
A place is vacant in our home,
Which never can be filled.
God in His wisdom has recalled.
The boon His love has given;
And though the body slumbers here,
The soul is safe in heaven.

Mullet. - Annetta Metzler was born Aug. 30, 1883, in Elkhart Co., Ind., died in Nappanee, Ind., May 15, 1908; aged 24y. 8m. 15d. She united with the Mennonite Church when quite young. She was married to Bro. Ezra Mullet, April 12, 1906. She suffered very much with a complication of diseases for 11 weeks. She sang and prayed much during her sickness, and about 4 weeks before she died, she, in accordance with the injunction of the apostle James, called for the elders of the church and was anointed with oil in the name of the Lord. She leaves a deeply bereaved husband, a mother, four sisters, one brother and many friends to mourn her early departure, but we have reason to believe that their loss is her eternal gain. The funeral services were held in the Nappanee M. H. on Sunday, May 17, by J. S. Hartzler from John 5:28, 29, and David Burkholder from Rom. 8:28.

The funeral was largely attended, all the seats and standing room in the meeting house was crowded full, and the number of the crowd of people outside was fully as many if not more than those in the house. Interment in the South Union cemetery. Peace to her ashes. May this solemn dispensation of Gods providence work together for good to all the grief-stricken friends and relatives who have the sympathies of the people of this entire community, and Bro. Mullet especially needs the prayers of all the readers of Gospel Herald.

About a year ago his father-in-law, Bro. Noah Metzler, died very suddenly; later he was ordained to the ministry; about three months ago his father died, and now, after sitting at the bedside of his beloved bosom companion in her 11 weeks affliction, and administering to her wants, had to give her up. May the eternal God be his refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms. --- D. B.

Transcribed by Betty Hartzler, Kansas


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