Herald of Truth - Volume XLV, Number 1 - January 2, 1908 page 8
Landis.- On Dec. 21, 1907, In Lancaster Co., Pa., Benjamin L. Landis, aged 68 years. He was a member of the Mennonite church. He is survived by his wife and four children, also two brothers. Buried on the 25th at Mellinger's M. H.
Eash. Sister Fannie, wife of Bro. Em Eash, died at her home near Holsopple, Pa., Dec. 10, 1907; aged 76 Y., 8 M., 11D. She was a member of the Mennonite church for many years. She had a paralytic stroke about five weeks before she died; she suffered a great deal through her sickness, but we believe she is now resting free from all sorrow and pain. Funeral on the 12th at the Blough M. H. Services were conducted by S. D. Yoder, Simon Layman and Samuel Gindlesperger. Her descendants were 11 children, five living; 38 grandchildren, 33 living; 23 great-grandchildren, 20 of whom are living. She is also survived by her husband and many relatives and friends. Peace to her ashes.
Leatherman. John Leatherman was born Oct. 8, 1828, in Bucks Co., Pa. Being left fatherless at an early age, he moved with his mother to Medina Co., Ohio, where he spent his boyhood. When a young man, he started west to find a home and located in Elkhart Co., Ind., which was then a thickly wooded country. He settled on a farm on the banks of Yellow Creek, at what is now known as Harrison Center in Harrison township. Here he erected a saw-mill, harnessing the waters of the creek to supply the power, and there are still many landmarks in the vicinity that are mute evidences of his rigorous pioneer efforts, prominent among which is the Old Yellow Creek Mennonite meeting-house, of which denomination he has been for many years a faithful and devoted member. In 1866 he, with his family, moved to Gaines Twp., Kent Co., Mich., where he has since resided. His faithful companion in life, Sister Mary Moyer, precede him in death a few years ago. Ten children were born to them, of whom five sons and two daughters survive. The deceased leaves a large circle of relatives and friends to mourn his departure. He died of paralysis, of which he suffered about two weeks, on Dec. 16, 1907, at the ripe age of 79 Y., 2 M., 8 D., and was buried at the Gaines U. B. meeting-house on the 19th of December. Peace to his Ashes.
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Zimmerman.-On Jan. 13, 1907, near Blue Ball, Lancaster Co., Pa., of paralysis of the bowels, Elizabeth, widow of the late Peter Zimmerman aged 84 Y., 3 M., 8 D. She was a daughter of Benj. Landis of Upper Leacock township. She was married to Samuel Weaver in 1865. To this union were born five children, two of whom died in infancy. Her first husband died forty-two years ago, and eight years later, in the fall of 1871, she was married to Peter Zimmerman, who died in 1890. The deceased was widely known as a devout and consistent member of the Mennonite church. She was buried at the Weaverland M. H. on Jan. 17. Services were conducted by Bro. Benj. Weaver and others.
Herr.-On Jan. 12, 1907, at the Mennonite Home at Oreville, Lancaster Co., Pa., Abram S. Herr, aged 66 years. He was formerly a resident of Strasburg township. He had been an inmate of the Home since last September. He is survived by five children. Funeral on the 14th. Services conducted by Bro. Frank M. Herr and Bro. Levi Weaver. Burial at Longenecker's M. H.
Eash.-Pre. William Eash, son of Sister Susan Eash, died of consumption near Holsopple, Pa., Jan. 3, 1908; aged 17 Y., 11 M., 17 D. Pro. Eash had been ailing for about two years. About one year ago he saw the need of a Savior, confessed Christ, and united with the Mennonite church, since which time he was a faithful member, at-tending services when health permitted. A few days before he died he sent for Bish. Saylor and desired communion. He died with a living faith and hope to enter the glory world. He is survived by his widowed mother, one brother and many friends. His father died about seventeen years ago. It is sad for the mother to give up her son while so young, but she can console herself that he is now resting, sweetly resting, from sorrow and care. Funeral on the 5th at the Blough M. H. Services were conducted by Bish. Jas. Saylor, assisted by Samuel Gindlesperger, W. C. Harsh-berger, S. D. Yoder and L. A. Blough.
Wile.-Susan, widow of the late John F. Wile, died in Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery Co., Pa., of obstructions of the bowels, on Dec. 28, 1907: aged 77 Y., 8 M., 21 D. She died on the same day that her sister was buried. Her hus-band died over three years ago. She leaves two daughters. Funeral on Jan. 1, 1908, at the Salford Mennonite M. H.
Cassel.-On Dec. 23, 1907, at the home of her only daughter, Mary A. Freyer, at Norristown, Pa., of paralysis, Mary A., widow of the late Abra-ham K. Cassel, formerly of Lower Salford, Mont-gomery Co., Pa.; aged 80 years. Funeral on Saturday, Dec. 28, 1907, at the Lower Salford Mennonite M. H. She is survived by two sons and one daughter.
Kauffman.-Esther Kauffman (maiden name, Yoder)
was born in Juniata. Co., Pa., April 13, 1840; died at the home
of her daughter, near East Lynne, Mo., Jan. 9, 1908; aged 67 Y.,
8 M., 26 D. On June 4, 1868, she was married to Solo-mon
Kauffman, who, with two daughters, survives her, suffering the
loss of a faithful companion and a loving mother. Yet they mourn
not as those who have no hope. At the age of eighteen she united
with the Amish Mennonite church and remained a faithful member
until death. While her last sickness was long and suffering at
times severe, yet she bore it patiently and was willing to submit
to whatever the Lord saw fit to place upon her. Funeral services
were held at the Sycamore Grove M. H, by J. J. and C. A. Hartzler
from 2 Tim. 4--7, 8, which text was her own selection. C. A. H.
Cullar.-Bro. Noah Cullar was born in Mahoning Co., Ohio, Dec. 9, 1878, and was taken out of this world almost in the twinkling of an eye, Jan. 13, 1908; aged 29 Y., 1 M., 4 D. On Monday morning he left home with prospects of a long life, never to return alive. He went to the home of Bro. Henry Ziegler, his father-in-law, a distance of three miles, to saw cordwood with a gasoline engine. They had not yet sawed any wood when the belt run off the belt-wheel at the saw, and in some manner his leg was caught, drawing him up to the engine. He was whirled around several times until his leg was torn off below the knee, striking his head against the engine and causing instant death. The funeral was held Jan. 15 at Bro. Ziegler's, and serv-ices at the North Lima M. H. near by. Sermon was preached by Bro. E. M. Detweiler. He leaves a sorrowing mother, one brother, wife and two chil-dren. The bereaved family have the sympathy of the entire community. This again reminds us of the uncertainty of life and the certainty of death. "There is but a step between me and death." This indeed is a loud call to the unsaved and it should be the means of causing those of us who have accepted Christ to live near him, for we may be called out of this world at a time when we think not.
Transcribed by Nancy Regan, Washington.
Frick.-Sister Mary Frick, wife of Albert S. Frick (deceased), was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., April 25, 1850: died at Aurora, Ill., Jan. 10, 1908, from the effects of an operation and an obstruction of the bowels; aged 57 Y., 8 M., 15 D. She was united in marriage to Albert S. Frick in the year 1875. Moved to the state of Illinois ten years later, where the family have since resided. Three children are left to mourn the loss of a loving mother: Benjamin G., Grandville M., and Mrs. Mary Norr, all of Aurora, Ill. Sister Frick was a faithful member of the Mennonite church and in accordance with her request her body was brought to Sterling for burial in the Mennonite cemetery. Funeral services were held at the church at 2 o'clock p. m. on Monday, Jan. 13, conducted by J. S. Shoemaker from Rev. 22:1214.
Longenecker.- Ellen S., wife of Ephraim H. Longenecker, died on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 1908, at her home near Elizabethtown, Pa., in the 35th year of her age. Her husband and five children survive. She was a consistent member of the Mennonite church, and her place at its services was seldom vacant. Funeral services were held here in the church on Saturday morning, conducted by the brethren John Ebersole, Samuel Oberholtzer and I. B. Good. Text, 2 Tim. 4:7, 8.
Roth.-Esther, daughter of John S. and Elizabeth Roth, was born Feb. 12, 1906, and died Jan. 16, 1908; aged 1 Y., 11 M., 4 D. Leaves father, mother, one brother and two sisters to mourn her early death, but they need not mourn as those who have no hope. The Lord comfort the sorrowing parents with the blessed promises of his word.
Steider.-Elizabeth Steider was born in Markirch, Alsace, France, on June 15, 1836, and died Dec. 26, 1907; aged 71 Y., 6 M., 11 D. Her maiden name was Wagler. She was married to John Steider. To this union were born nine children, four sons, five daughters, 38 grandchildren and three greatgrandchildren. Her husband and one son preceded her to the eternal world. The Lord comfort the mourning friends with the rich promises of his word.
Dick.-John Dick, Sr., died at his home in Burrton, Kan., Dec. 10, 1907. He had been in poor health for some time, but had been confined to his bed but three and a half days. The principal cause of his death was infirmities due to old age. The deceased was born in South Russia, Sept. 8, 1825, and was therefore more than eightytwo years of age. He was married March 23, 1855, to Helen Wall, his now bereaved widow. From this union eleven children were born, five of whom are still living. At an early age Bro. Dick united with the Mennonite church in his native land and always lived a consistent Christian life. He took great consolation from reading his Bible and frequently quoted front the 86th Psalm. He was of a quiet and retiring disposition, never caring to push himself forward, but nevertheless he made many strong ties of friendship among the Burrton people, who will greatly miss his kindly greeting and pleasant salutation. He came to America in 1877, and located at Burrton in 1878, making that city his home ever since. The funeral services were held in the Baptist church Sunday afternoon. In the death of Bro. Dick, Burrton has lost one of its oldest and best citizens. A long and respected life is ended and he has gone to his eternal reward.
Lantz.-Martha, daughter of Aaron Lantz, was born in Elkhart Co., Ind., Jan., 19, 1902; died of scarlet fever Dec. 8, 1907; aged 5 Y., 10 M., 18 D. While the earthly tie was broken may the heav-enly tie be stronger that when He comes to gather the righteous home we may be among that throng. On account of sickness the funeral service was not held until Jan. 12, at the Clinton Brick M. H. by D. D. Troyer from Eccl. 9:5, and Silas Yoder from 2 Sam. 12:23.
Transcribed by Nancy Regan, Washington.