Gospel Herald - Volume XII, Number 36 - December 4, 1919 - pages 670,671
Miller. - Doris Catherine, daughter of Alvin J. and Sevilla Miller, was born in Holmes Co., Ohio, Oct. 25, 1917; died Oct. 17, 1919; aged nearly 2 years. She leaves father, mother, 1 brother, and 1 sister. Doris was a bright little girl and loved by all who knew her, but God saw best to take her home.
Boshart. - Edward J., son of Jacob and Mary Boshart, was born in Milford, Neb., died near Albany, Oreg., Sept. 28, 1919; aged 9 y. 6 m. 4 d. Death was caused by leakage of the heart and double pneumonia. Edward was in poor health since spring. A few weeks ago he grew worse and gradually kept sinking until he found rest in Jesus. He suffered greatly at times but bore it all patiently until he found rest in Jesus. He leaves parents, 5 brothers, 6 sisters, and 2 aged grandmothers. A brother and sister preceded him to the spirit world.
Erb. - Mona, infant daughter of John and Lena Erb, was born near Beemer, Nebr., May 21, 1918: died Oct. 29, 1919, after several days of intense suffering caused by pneumonia; aged 1 y. 5 m. 8 d. She leaves father, mother, 1 brother, 2 sisters, 3 grandparents. Funeral at the Home conducted by J. D. Birky and J. H. Birky. Interment in Beemer cemetery.
Metzler. - Eby Hershey, infant son of Bro. Aaron H.
and Sister Anna E. Metzler, died Nov. 6, 1919; aged 2 m. 28 d.
Funeral conducted by Bro. Jacob H. Mellinger at the Paradise,
Pa., Mennonite Church, where interment was made. Text, Mark 5
"God needed one more angel
Amidst His shining band,
And so He bent with loving care,
And clasped our baby's hand."
Showalter. - Melvin Howard, son of Bro. Amos and Sister Lilly Showalter of near Waynesboro, Va., died Nov. 13, 1919; aged 6 y. 11 m. 25 d. Death was caused from diphtheria or membranous croup. Besides parents, 4 brothers and 4 sisters survive. These parents have the assurance of having a family started in heaven. Little Melvin was a bright Sunday school scholar, and always seemed interested in what was said about the lesson. Funeral services on the 14th at the Springdale Church by the brethren A. P. Heatwole and E. C. Shank. Text, Mark 10:14. Interment in adjoining graveyard.
Martin. - Anna Mary Martin, wife of Bro. Aaron M. Martin,
died at her late home, near Goodville, Pa., Nov. 12, 1919; aged
21 y. 6 m. 11 d. Sister Martin was a faithful member of the Mennonite
Church. She accepted Christ as her Savior at the age of about
15 years. During her short sickness she passed through intense
suffering having contracted a cold which turned into pneumonia.
She seemed fully resigned to God's will. She leaves a loving husband
and a child about 10 days old, her parents, brothers and sisters,
and many friends. Funeral was held at Weaverland on Nov. 17.
J. W. W.
Zook. - Thomas J. Zook of 1106 Benton Blvd., Kansas City, Mo., took ill very suddenly after being ready to go to his work Oct. 25, 1919. He passed away at 2 o'clock that day. His trouble was heart failure. His age was 64 y. 7 m. 23 d. He was born near Belleville, Pa., March 2, 1855. While in early childhood his parents moved to Noble Co., Ind., where they remained until Sept. 14, 1868, when they moved to Cass Co., Mo. His occupation the past forty years was in the live stock commission business. Funeral services were held by __ Whisner. Burial in Forest Hill Cemetery.
Troyer. - Mary (Keim) Troyer was born near Sugar Creek, Ohio, Oct. 25, 1849; died at Berlin, Ohio, Nov. 9, 1919; aged 70 y. 15 d. She was married to Simon D. Troyer Dec. 12, 1875. To this union were born four daughters and one son. Husband and son preceded her to the spirit world. In early life she united with the Amish Church, with which she remained faithful unto the end. She was a kind and loving mother extending a helping hand wherever opportunity presented. She was in ill health for the past few years, bearing her infirmity with patience, and often expressing her desire for the rest assured her in her eternal home. She leaves 4 daughters, 19 grandchildren, 4 brothers, and 1 sister. Funeral services at the home of her daughter, Mrs. H. W. Aling by Samuel Miller and Martin Miller. Interment in Mast Cemetery.
"We feel you are freed from all sorrow,
And you're safe on the evergreen shore,
Where the grief and the pain you have suffered,
Will be felt with its piercings no more.
We bow in submission, dear mother,
And we say, 'Let His whole will be done.'
'Only take us to her, blessed Savior,
When our race here on earth shall be done.'
Myer. - Chester L. Myer infant son of Linton D. and Katie (Stauffer) Myer of near Talmage, Pa., was born Oct. 5, 1919; died Nov. 8, 1919; aged 1 m. 3 d. He leaves his parents, a sister (Anna) and a brother (Elmer). Death was caused by yellow jaundice. Funeral was held at Stumptown Mennonite Church by Bro. Sanford Landis. Text, Psalm 4:8. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
Schnell. - Fanny (Stutzman) Schnell was born in Holmes Co., Ohio, April 12, 1860; died at her home Millersburg, Ohio, Nov. 14, 1919, aged 59 y. 7 m. 2 d. Feb. 20, 1887, she was united in marriage to George Schnell. To this union were born 2 sons and 2 daughters. She is survived by husband, 2 sons, 3 step-children, 1 brother, 1 sister, and a host of friends; 2 daughters having preceded her to the spirit world. She was a devoted wife and mother and a faithful member of the A. M. Church. Funeral services at the Martin's Creek Church, Nov. 16, conducted by S. H. Miller. Text, Psa. 73:25.
Bowman. - Magdalena (Wenger) Bowman was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Nov. 16, 1842; died Nov. 3, 1919; aged 76 y. 11 m. 17 d. She was married to Henry Bowman Sept. 27, 1866, who died June 6, 1905. She was one of a family of fourteen children, nine of whom preceded her in death. She leaves 3 brothers (Jonas G., Jacob C., and Zimmerman G.) and one sister (Barbara Christophel). She spent most of her life in Pennsylvania until about five years ago when she came to Indiana to make her home with her brother Jacob. She united with the Mennonite Church in the early part of her life. Services by the home ministers.
Martin. - Fannie (Weaver) Martin, widow of the late
Joseph Martin, was born near Weaverland, Pa., June 16, 1836 ;
died at the home of her daughter in Blue Ball, Pa., Sept. 18,
1919; aged 83 y. 3 m. 2 d. She died after an illness of three
months of general debility, bearing her afflictions very patiently.
She was a faithful member of the Weaverland Mennonite Church for
more than sixty years. She is survived by 11 sons and daughters,
also 68 grandchildren, and 40 great-grandchildren. Funeral services
at her late home with her son-in-law, Aaron S. Wenger, and at
Weaverland Church by Bros. Benj. Weaver, Noah Mack, and I. B.
Good. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
Good. - Maggie (Snyder) Good, beloved wife of Bro. Allan Good, died Oct. 15, 1919, aged 38 y. 2 m. 22 d. Bro. and Sister Good had charge of the Argentine Mission, Kansas City, until March, 1918, when Sister Good underwent an operation in the hospital after which her physician advised them to come home. At times she was quite well and strong and could go to Church and visit, but the last few months of her life she became bedfast and failed gradually until death relieved her of her sufferings. Our departed Sister lived a devoted, consecrated, Christian life and endured her affliction with Christian patience unto a faithful end. Funeral services conducted by the brethren, N. B. Stauffer, Isaac Miller, and N. R. Weber. Text, II Tim. 4:7. Interment at the West Zion Mennonite Church. May the Lord bless our brother and the bereaved ones,
Ebersole. - Sylvania (Hattan) Ebersole, wife of Bishop John G. Ebersole of near Lawn, Pa., was born June 29, 1851; died Oct. 25, 1819; aged 68 y. 3 m. 26 d. She was stricken with paralysis on Sat., Oct. 18, and remained in a semiconscious state until death relieved her. She leaves to mourn her departure her husband, 3 sons, 4 daughters, 1 brother, 2 sisters, 16 grandchildren, and a host of friends. 1 son and 1 daughter preceded her to the spirit world. She was of a quiet and gentle disposition and loved by all who knew her. Funeral services, Oct. 28, conducted at the house by Bishop John K. Charles at Stauffer's Church by Bro. Samuel L. Oberholtzer and Bishops Benjamin Weaver, David Westenberger, and Noah Landis. Text, Mark 13:33. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
Hollinger. - Emma J. Eschliman was born July 11, 1869. She was baptized and united with the Mennonite Church in the fall of 1891 and continued a faithful member until the time of her death. On Jan. 2, 1896, she was united in marriage with Martin L. Hollinger who with his two sons remain to mourn her departure. Besides the immediate family, she is survived by two brothers, two sisters, and many other relatives and friends. She died Nov. 2, 1919, aged 50 y. 3 m. 21 d. Funeral conducted by I. W. Royer. Text, Psa. 92:12. Deceased was a faithful teacher of the little ones in Sunday school and many of her pupils will long remember her work of love for accuracy and consistency. As a sister in the Church she will be remembered as loyal, modest, quiet, unassuming, exemplary, and well could the poet say of her, "Sister, thou wast mild and lovely."
Herr. - Andrew Herr was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., March 10, 1841; died Nov. 8, 1919 ; aged 78 y. 7 m. 28 d. His beloved wife (who was Miss Susan Hess before marriage) preceded him 5 years ago. To this union were born 8 children, 5 having preceded them to the world beyond. There remain 3 daughters, 11 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren; also 2 brothers, 1 sister, and many relatives and friends. He was a consistent member of the Mennonite Church for many years. Funeral Nov. 11, at Willow St. Mennonite Church. Services conducted at the house by Bro. Christian Brubaker and at the church by Bros. Frank Herr and Christian Brackbill.
"Father, thou art sweetly resting,
Here thy toils and cares are o'er;
Pain and sickness, death and sorrow
Never can distress thee more.
Yet again we hope to meet thee
When the day of life is fled;
Then in heaven with joy to greet thee
Where no farewell tear is shed."
Hottenstein. - Mary Harnish Hottenstein was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Dec. 10, 1857; died at her home in East Petersburg, Pa., of typhoid fever, Nov. 12, 1919; aged 61 y. 11 m. 2 d. She was united in marriage, Jan. 21, 1877, to Henry S. Hottenstein, who preceded her to the spirit world seventeen years ago. She is survived by one son (Milton), one daughter (Alice, wife of Clayton E. Hershey), 5 grandchildren, 4 brothers, and 4 sisters. She united with the Mennonite Church in earlier years and remained a faithful member until death. Her sickness came on rather suddenly, but she was ready to answer the call and was resigned to the Lord's will. Funeral services at the East Petersburg, Pa., Mennonite Church, Nov. 15, in charge of Christian Lefever, Isaac Brubaker, and John Lefever. Text, II Cor. 4:7. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.
Although I never can return,
Let not this grieve your heart,
For you will shortly come to me,
Then we shall never part.
By a granddaughter.
Krauss. - Saloma Nafziger Krauss was born in
Fulton Co., Ohio, Sept. 13, 1857; died Nov. 7, 1919, being struck
by a passenger train while crossing a railroad track in an automobile
at East Union, Ohio; aged 68 y. 1 m. 24 d.
David Krauss was born in Wayne Co., Ohio, Feb. 8, 1876; died in the accident described above; aged 43 y. 8 m. 29 d. Saloma Nafzinger was married to Joseph Krauss, who preceded her in death eight years. She was the mother of six children. One died in infancy, and David is with her. There remain 4 children (Simon, Menno, Mrs. Dora Brabon, Mrs. Ellen Stoll), 16 grandchildren, 2 brothers, 4 sisters, and a host of friends. She was converted in her youth, united with the Mennonite Church, and remained faithful to the end, David Krauss was married to Blanche Zimmerman Sollenberger Dec. 24, 1901. To this union were born 4 sons and 2 daughters (Raymond, Lucile, John, David, and Ruth) who together with their mother survive the father and share in the sad experience of his sudden departure. He was a member of the Methodist Church.
The funeral service was largely attended. It was conducted by __ Shook, I. W. Royer, __ Bohnert, and __ Gibson. Texts, II Tim. 4:6 and Jas. 4:14.
Transcriber's notes: (1)The above is the joint obituary of a mother and son; (2)the mother's maiden name is spelled two ways; (3)the first names of most of the officiating ministers were apparently unknown; and (4)the mother's given age is not consistent with birth and death dates.
Roggy. - Christian Roggy was born near Granville, Ill.,
Feb. 29, 1852; died at his home in Meadows, Ill., Nov. 21, 1919:
aged 67 y. 8 m. 22 d. Feb. 8, 1874, be was united in marriage
to Helen Burkey of Tazewell Co., Ill., who died Oct. 2, 1878.
One son (Joseph) and one daughter (Lydia) were born to them, who
both preceded him in death.Feb. 2, 1880, he was married to Barbara
Stalter. Two sons and two daughters were born to this union. One
daughter (Ada L.) died at the age of 18 mo. He leaves his deeply
bereaved wife, 2 sons (Edwin J. and Alvin P.) and one daughter
(Katie King), 6 grandchildren, and many friends and relatives.
He united with the A. M. Church at Tiskilwa, Ill., at the age
of 23 years and remained faithful to the end. He loved to read
God's Word and to have it read to him. In 1893 be with his family
moved to Decatur Co., Kans., for his health where they resided
until 1904, when they removed to Cass. Co., Mo., remaining there
until 1914, when they came to Illinois where they have since resided.
Funeral services at the house by Bro. G. H. Summer and at the
church by Bro. Joe Kinsinger in the German and Bro. D. W. Slagel
in the English language. Interment in the Waldo Cemetery.
All is over hands are folded
On a peaceful quiet breast
All is over pain is ended
Now dear father is at rest.
Lehman. - Marvin Samuel, son of Bro. Jacob E. and Sister Salome Lehman, died at his late home near Lititz, Pa., Oct. 14, 1919, aged 9 m. 20 d. His suffering, though intense with bowel trouble and convulsions, was borne with much patience, and passed peacefully away seeming to behold beautiful sights as he was entering heaven's portals. He is survived by his parents, 3 brothers and 4 sisters. Funeral at the Chambersburg Mennonite Church by Bros. John Mosemann and William W. Hege. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
"Sweet little darlings, light of the home,
Looking for some one beckoning come,
Bright as the sunbeams, pure as the dew,
Anxiously looking loved ones. for you."
Transcribed by Carl M. Metzler, Goshen, Indiana
Gospel Herald - Volume XII, Number 37 - December 11, 1919 - page 702
Swarr. - Sadie E., wife of Harry L. Swarr of Landisville, Pa., was born Nov. 2, 1877; died Oct. 6, 1919; aged 41 y. 11 m. 4 d. She leaves a husband, two sons (Arthur and Martin) and three sisters. Funeral Oct. 9 at Landisville Mennonite Church with burial in adjoining cemetery.
Brubaker. - Sister Sarah Ellen Brubaker was born Feb. 10, 1842; died Nov. 14, 1919; aged 77 y. 9 m. 4 d. She was living with her daughter in Lewistown, Pa. She is the mother of four children. Funeral services were conducted at the Lost Creek Mennonite Church Juniata Co., Pa., by Bro. William Graybill and Bro. Menno Brubaker. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
Kauffman. - Bro. David Kauffman was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., June 25, 1877; died at the Devil's Lake Hospital Sept. 7, 1919, of blood poison; aged 42 y. 2 m. 12 d. He was married to Drusilla Helmuth Dec. 11, 1902. To this union were born 5 sons and 4 daughters. Funeral services held at his home near Wolford, N. Dak., Sept. 10, conducted by Moses Yoder and Abe Gingerich. Buried in Amish Cemetery near Mylo, N. Dak.
Kauffman. - Sister Elisabeth Kauffman (nee Hostetler) was born near Reedsville, Pa., Oct. 23, 1847; died at the home of her daughter near Wolford, N. Dak., Nov. 16, 1919; aged 72 y. 23 d. She was married to Isaac Kauffman Dec. 21, 1871. To this union were born 7 children of whom 4 survive. One son preceeded 10 weeks before. She united with the Amish Mennonite Church (Old Order) in her youth and remained steadfast to her end. She often expressed herself ready for the Master's call. Funeral services Nov. 18, 1919, conducted by brethren, Jacob Graber and M. M. Yoder.
Pletcher. - Freda M., daughter of Christian and Anna Pletcher, was born in Elkhart Co., Ind., Sept. 13, 1902, at which place she lived until her death. About Sept. 1 she took her bed with Inflammatory Rheumatism from which she suffered greatly. On Monday afternoon, Oct. 27 she gave her heart to Jesus and in the evening of the same day she requested that she might be baptized. Upon confession of faith she was baptized and received into fellowship with the Mennonite Church. One day during a season of prayer she was asked if there was any special thing we should pray for, she said, "Not for me, but for the others." After much suffering she passed from this life on Sunday morning Nov. 2; aged 17 y. 1 m. 9 d. She leaves father, mother, 5 sisters, 2 brothers, an aged grandfather and grandmother, many other relatives and a host of friends. Funeral services at the Olive Church conducted by D. A. Yoder and Sylvester Bartlett.
Eby. - Samuel S. was born near Millersville, Pa., Nov. 5, 1837; died Nov. 16, 1919; aged 82 y. 11 d. He was one of the younger members of a family of ten children born to Jacob and Elizabeth Souder Eby. In 1849 he moved with his parents to Wayne Co., Ohio., the family locating near Sterling, Ohio. In 1871 he and his brother Tobias purchased a farm near Creston, 0. In 1887 he bought his brother's interest in the farm. He lived on his farm until recently. Since 1915 he has lived with his niece, Clara Eby Steiner, a number of months each year and the past year also with other relatives and friends. He was at the home of his niece, Mrs. Mary Markle, near Spencer, O., when, after a brief illness, the end came. Death was due to a complication of diseases and infirmities attendant upon old age. He was unmarried. He is survived by his youngest brother (Tobias S.) and a number of nephews and nieces. He united with the Mennonite Church in Medina Co., O., a number of years ago and was a consistent member until death. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Nov. 18, in the Guilford Mennonite Church and were conducted by the brethren M. G. Horst and A. B. Good. Interment in adjoining Cemetery..
Smoker. - Michael K. Smoker was born in Lancaster Co.,
Pa., Dec. 27, 1875; died at his home in Scottdale, Pa., Nov. 28,
1919; aged 43 y. 11 m. 8 d. He was married to Louisa Wisseman
in October, 1907. To this union were born four children, three
of whom, together with their mother, survive. In early life he
united with the Amish Mennonite Church, later affiliating with
the Mennonite Church, living a faithful life to the end. In his
young manhood he followed his leanings to the printers' trade,
which fact led him into the service and association of the Gospel
Witness Company, later the Mennonite Publication Board. It was
in the winter of 1905-6 that the writer first met him at a Bible
Conference near Johnstown, Pa. We talked the whole publication
situation over, and from that time on he decided to give the Church
the benefit of his services in that capacity. In the spring of
1906 he moved to Scottdale, and from that time on he was a faithful
worker in the Publishing House and Church at Scottdale. He was
tireless in his efforts to advance the cause of Christ, whole-souled
in everything he undertook, and won the esteem and admiration
of a large circle of friends. Several months ago it was discovered
that disease had fastened itself upon his vitals, the dread disease
cancer having developed to an extent that the medical profession
found no means of staying the ravages of the disease. Many prayers
ascended in his behalf, but God saw best to take him home. His
end was peaceful, and he left the brightest kind of evidence that
the change was one from earth to glory. He left a place in home,
Church, and Publishing House that can not be filled, but we bow
before Him who knoweth and doeth all things well. His widow and
family have the sympathy and prayers of their many friends. Funeral
services at the Scottdale Mennonite Church on Sunday afternoon,
Nov. 30, conducted by Brethren J. A. Ressler, Aaron Loucks, S.
E. Allgyer, and the writer. Interment in Alverton Cemetery.
Transcribed by Carl M. Metzler, Goshen, Indiana
Hostetler. - Claude E. Hostetler was born June 23, 1900; died at his home near Lander, Wyo., Nov. 13, 1919; aged 19 y. 5 m. 20 d. Death was due to a stove explosion, the stove lid being blown against his head. He was found several hours after the explosion and rushed off to the hospital. An operation was performed, but he did not survive. He was buried in Lander Cemetery after a funeral service in the Congregational Church at that place.
Clemens. - Moses B. Clemens was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., Aug. 1, 1846; died of a lingering illness at his home in Kitchener on Dec. 4, 1919; aged 73 y. 4 m. 3 d. In April, 1876, he was married to Sister Catherine Brooks, who together with 5 sons and 1 daughter mourn his departure. Bro. Clemens united with the Mennonite Church 45 years ago and lived a faithful and consistent life until death. Funeral services Dec. 7 at the First Mennonite Church at Kitchener when Bro. U. K. Weber preached in English and Bro. Jonas Snider in German. Text, Gal. 6:7,8.
Varns. - Mary (Yoder) Varns, beloved wife of Bro. Elmer J. Varns of near Davidsville, Pa., was born April 5, 1876; died Dec. 1, 1919: aged 43 y. 7 m. 26 d. She is survived by her husband and a host of friends. Our departed sister lived a devoted, consecrated Christian life and endured with Christian patience unto a faithful end. Funeral services conducted by the Brethren Jas. Saylor, E. J. Blough and L. A. Blough. Text, Rev. 14:13. Internment in the Shetler Cemetery.
Miller. - Daniel C. Miller was born at Marshallville, O., June 12, 1854; died at his home in Edgefield, Canton, O., Dec. 2, 1919; aged 65 y. 4 m. 20 d. He united with the A. M. Church in his youth in which faith he remained until death. On Feb. 7, 1878, he was married to Mary Conrad of Louisville, O. To this union were born 3 sons (Eli D., Harvey D., and Orrin D.), all of whom with their mother survive. Daniel also leaves 2 brothers, 2 sisters, many nephews, nieces, and friends to mourn his departure. Funeral services at the Wearstler Church conducted by J. S. Gerig, assisted by J. A. Liechty and Alvin Hostetler. Text, Matt. 24 :42. Burial in the adjoining cemetery. May God bless and comfort the bereft family.
Yoder. - Jacob N. Yoder was born in Wayne Co., O., June 11, 1844; died Nov. 30, 1919; aged 75 y. 5 m. 19 d. He was married to Mary Z. Yoder Oct. 19, 1871, who with an infant daughter preceded him in death. He was united in marriage again Nov. 22, 1874, to Lydia Yoder. This union was blessed with 5 children (Samuel Z., Anna V., Perry T., Vernon J., and Verta L.). Samuel Z. and Anna V. preceded him in death. There remain to mourn his departure mother, two sons, one daughter, and a large circle of near relatives and friends. In his early years he accepted Christ as his personal Savior and united with the Amish Mennonite Church, where he was an earnest and faithful worker, deeply interested in the Master's service and work of the Church. Services conducted by the brethren David Garber, J. S. Gerig, and Aaron Heistand. Text, Phil. 1:21. Burial in the Oak Grove Cemetery.
Maurer. - Anna Yoder Maurer, wife of Michael Maurer,
Maximo, O., was born July 19, 1857, near Orrville, 0.; died Nov.
28, 1919; aged 62 y. 4 m. 9 d. At the age of 13 she was received
a member of the Amish Mennonite Church by water baptism and has
always been a faithful, consistent Christian member. She was married
to Michael Maurer Nov. 27, 1879. To this union were born 2 sons
and 3 daughters (Alvin, Harvey, Clara, Ada, and Alice), all of
whom with their father remain to mourn her departure. She leaves
also 5 brothers, 1 sister, 5 grandchildren, and friends. Funeral
services at the Beech A. M. Church conducted by the home ministers,
all taking part. Text, II Cor. 5:1-10. Burial in the Beech A.
Mother, thou art sweetly resting,
Cold may be this earthly tomb.
But the angels sweetly whispered,
Come and live with us at home."
May God bless and comfort the bereft family.
Oesch. - Catherine (Swartzentruber) Oesch was burn in Wilmont Twp., Waterloo Co., Ontario, June 14, 1844 ; died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. W. Roth near Pigeon, Mich., Nov. 26, 1919; aged 75 y. 5 m. 13 d. She was married to Jacob Oesch Sept. 27, 1863. To this union were born two sons and three daughters. Husband, one son and two daughters preceded her to the spirit world. She leaves to mourn her departure one son one daughter and seventeen grandchildren. She united with the Amish Mennonite Church in her youth, in which faith she died. She had several strokes of paralysis and was fully resigned to the Lord's will. Funeral services were held at the Pigeon River Church Saturday afternoon, Nov. 29, conducted by Bro. M. S. Zehr. Text, I Cor. 15:50-58.
"We bow in submission, dear mother,
And we say, 'Let His whole will be done,'
Only take us to her, blessed Savior,
When our race here on earth shall be done."
Plank. - Elizabeth C. Greenawalt, one of thirteen children of Adam and Catharine Greenawalt, was born in Fairfield Co., Ohio, Aug. 27, 1845. When she was nine years old the family moved by wagon to La Grange Co., Ind., locating on what is known as the David Hooley farm. Here she shared the hardships of pioneer life with the rest of the family. On Jan. 1, 1873, she was married to John J. Plank who departed this life Dec. 8, 1911. They lived in La Grange and Noble counties all except five years which were spent in Cass Co., Mo. Since his death she resided at Topeka, Ind., until about a year ago when she was stricken with paralysis. Since then she spent much of her time with son-in-law, Eli Yoder. From here she was called to her eternal home Dec. 3, 1919, aged 74 y. 3 m. 6 d. To her and her companion were born five sons and four daughters. Three sons preceded them to the spirit world. In early life she united with the Mennonite Church and remained a faithful member and regular attendant at services except for the last year when she was unable to go. She was much concerned about the spiritual welfare of herself, family, and others. She leaves to mourn their loss, 6 children, 26 grandchildren, one sister, three brothers, and many friends. Funeral services were conducted at the Maple Grove Church near Topeka, Ind., Dec. 6, by R. L. and T. S. Hartzler. Text, Jno. 11:25.
Detweiler. - Anna H. Detweiler, beloved wife of the
late Bishop Samuel D. Detweiler (who preceded her about two years
ago), was born in Montgomery Co., Pa., in 1846; died Dec. 1, 1919;
aged 72 y. 9 m. 28 d. She was a loving mother to 3 sons and 1
daughter, who survive. Fourteen grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren
also live to mourn the loss which to her was eternal gain. She
was affected with heart trouble for several years but was serious
only for the last six weeks, getting weaker from day to day. It
seemed the Lord had revealed to her, that the journey of this
life was nearing the end, early in her sickness. She was ready
to answer the call calmly. She patiently bore her trials and afflictions,
resigned to the Lord's will, and a few days before she passed
away said that we must go to sleep first before we can meet again.
She calmly fell asleep in Jesus without a struggle or moving a
hand. She was a devout, humble Christian mother. Her example of
humility and simplicity may the church remember, and follow as
she followed Christ. Funeral was held Dec. 6, 1919. Interment
at the Rockhill Mennonite Church, where she was a faithful member,
the Brethren Mahlon Souder, Jonas Mininger and Abr. G. Clemmer,
officiating. Text, Phil. 1:23, which truly expressed her desire.
Mother thou art sweetly resting
Here thy toils and cares are o'er;
Pain and sickness, death and sorrow
Never can distress thee more.
Transcribed by Carl M. Metzler, Goshen, Indiana
Martin. - Susanna Martin, widow of the late Benj. Martin, was born July 30, 1841; died at the home of her son near Martleville Nov. 11, 1919; aged 78 y. 3 m. 11 d. Her husband preceded her to the spirit world 46 years ago. She is survived by one son Andrew, 10 grandchildren and 3 aged sisters. Three daughters preceded her in death. She was a member of the Mennonite Church for many years altho not able to attend church services or leave the home for 9 years. Funeral Nov. 13 at Byerland Mennonite Church. Services conducted at the house by Bro. Aaron Harnish, at the church by Bro. Jacob Thomas.
Haverstick. - Sister Martha (Kreider) Haverstick wife of Bro. Amos K. Haverstick, of Willow Street, Lanc. Co., Pa., was born Feb. 7, 1864; died Nov. 30, 1919; aged 55 y. 9 m. 23 d. Death was due to heart trouble. Her illness was of 4 weeks' duration. To this union were born 4 sons and 2 daughters. Two sons preceded her to the spirit world. She leaves a sorrowing husband, 4 children, 1 grandson, 1 sister, 1 brother, step mother, 3 step sisters, a number of relatives and friends. She was a member of the Mennonite Church for many years. Her seat never was vacant unless health prevented. Services were held at the house by Bro. Frank Herr, at the New Danville Mennonite Church by Bro. Jacob Thomas and Bro. Aaron Harnish.
Tschantz. - Anna Hochstetler was born in Wayne Co., O., Apr. 7, 1838; died at the home of her son at Canton, O., Nov. 12, 1919. She accepted Christ as her Savior in her youth, and was an earnest and devoted follower of the Christ, trusting only in the merits of the atoning blood. To know her was to love her. Her last affliction was borne with much patience, and she had a desire to depart and be with her Lord. She was married to Peter Tschantz about 60 years ago, who preceded her to the spirit world 14 years. Two sons, David and William, and one daughter, Fannie, all of Canton, also six grandchildren, survive. Interment in Sonnenberg Cemetery. Services at the home in charge of Pre. Decard, at the church in charge of Pre. C. Amstutz.
Kropf. - Jno. J. Kropf was born in Orrville, O., Sept. 18, 1918; died Dec. 11, 1919; aged 1 y. 2 m. 23 d. Baby Jonnie came to us like a precious little flower to blossom among us for just a very short while. Tho weak and frail yet beautiful and patient, until Jesus took him to that fair garden in heaven to bloom in His presence for evermore. "The Lord hath given. The Lord hath taken. Blessed be the name of the Lord." Services were held at the Oak Grove Church and burial in the Cemetery nearby. Text, Jno. 16:16 and Isa. 11:6, last clause.
Go to thy rest fair child
Go to thy dreamless bed;
While yet so gentle, undefiled
With blessings on thy head.
J. S. G.
Mellinger. - Henry K. Mellinger was born in Manor Twp., Lanc. Co., Pa., Nov. 14, 1854; died of heart trouble at his home near Sterling, Ill., Dec. 12, 1919; aged 65 y. 28 d. On July 19, 1874, he was married to Emma Hess. To this union were born three children, (Benjamin, Lillie Barge, and Anna Bare) all of whom survive him; also one sister (Amanda Schroeder) who lives in Peabody, Kans. He also leaves ten grandchildren besides a large number of relatives and friends. In the year 1882 he with his wife united with the Science Ridge Mennonite Church of which he was a faithful member until the time of his death. As a Church we keenly feel our loss for it was very seldom that his place was vacant at the regular church services. Funeral services were held on the 14th at the Science Ridge Mennonite Church conducted by A. C. Good and A. F. Kreider. Text, Rev. 14:13. A large number of relatives and friends gathered to pay a last tribute of respect to one they loved so long.
Bender. - Susanna (Hahn) Bender was born in Germany,
Nov. 6, 1835; died at Dutton, Mich., Dec. 3, 1919; aged 84 y.
27 d. She came from Germany to New York state when 16 years of
age. She was married March 8, 1860, to Michael Bender. In the
spring of 1882 she moved with her family to Dutton, Kent Co.,
Mich., where she lived until death called her away. She was the
mother of 8 children. Her husband and three children preceded
her to the Spirit world. She leaves to mourn her departure 1 son,
4 daughters, 14 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren. She
died in the Christian faith and in the knowledge of the saving
power of Jesus Christ. She was a faithful believer and a member
of the Mennonite Church. She has gone but a little while before,
and soon we too must follow. We hope to meet in the dawning of
the resurrection morning and clasp glad hands again on the other
side, where there is no more sin, pain, sickness, sorrow or death,
and nothing but peace and joy reign supreme. There we can shout
the praises of God thru an endless eternity. Funeral services
were conducted at the Dutton U. B. Church by Pre. A. Hoffman.
Text, Rev. 14:13, chosen by the departed one.
O'er death's sea, in yon blest City,
There's a home for every one,
Purchased with a price most costly;
'Twas the blood of God's dear Son.
Transcribed by Carl M. Metzler, Goshen, Indiana