Gospel Herald - Volume XII, Number 45 - February 5, 1920, p. 847
Lichty. -- Magdalena Lichty, widow of Isaac Lichty, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Martin Rutt of Paradise, Pa., of the infirmities of old age in her 91st year. She was a member of the Mennonite Church. She was born Dec. 14, 1829 and died Dec. 6, 1919. She was buried at Paradise Dec. 10. Funeral services in Paradise Mennonite Church in charge of Bros. C. M. Brackbill and J. B. Senger.
Hostetler. -- Sister Barbara (Peachy) Hostetler was born April 1, 1830, near Belleville, Pa., died Dec. 24, 1919, at the ripe old age of 89 y. 8 m. 23 d. She was married to Levi Hostetler, who died July, 1907. To this union were born 8 sons and 1 daughter. Three sons died in infancy and David died about a year ago. Funeral services at her home Dec. 26 by John B. and Samuel W. Peachy. She was a member of the Amish Mennonite Church.
Thomas.-- David Thomas of near Holsopple, Pa., was born May 14, 1843; died Jan. 9, 1920; aged 76 y. 7 m. 25 d. His wife died Dec. 16, 1917. He is survived by 2 brothers, 1 sister, 2 sons, 1 daughter, and other relatives and friends. He had been a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for many years. Funeral services on the 11th at the Thomas Church conducted by S. G. Shetler, James Saylor, Simon Layman, and L. A. Blough. Buried in the cemetery near church.-L. A. B.
Rittenhouse. - George R. Rittenhouse died at his home in Souderton, Pa., Dec. 28, 1919; aged 70 y. 9 m. Death was due to internal cancer. He was married to Catherine Freed, with whom he lived in wedlock over fifty years. He leaves a deeply bereaved widow and one son (Henry J.), and two brothers. One son and one daughter preceded him in death. Funeral services at the late home and at Franconia Mennonite Church, Jan. 3, conducted by Bros. Abram Clemmer, Menno Souder, Abram Derstine, and Jacob Moyer. Text, Isa. 40:31.
Binder.-Andrew Binder was born Jan. 22, 1849; died at his home in Breslau, Ont., Jan. 16, 1920; aged 70 y. 11 m. 25 d. In 1870 he was married to Rachel Dedels, living in wedlock nearly 50 years. To this union were born 8 daughters, 4 preceding the father to the spirit world. There are left to mourn his sudden departure, wife, 4 daughters, one brother, and 2 half-brothers. Funeral on Tuesday, Jan. 20, from his late home, to Cressman Church for service and adjoining cemetery for burial. Services were conducted by J. S. Woolner and Oscar Burkholder.
Hershberger. - Christian J. Hershberger was born June
25, 1840; died Jan. 12, 1920; Age 79 y. 6 m. 17 d. He was married
to Gertrude Miller. To this union were born ten children. His
wife, two sons and one daughter preceded him in death. He leaves
3 sons and 4 daughters, 36 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren.
He joined the Old Order Amish Church in his youth and was a faithful
member to the end. Funeral services at the home of his son Isaac
(where he was staying) Jan. 15, conducted by Bros. Noah Beachy
and Benj. Troyer. Burial in the family burial ground.
A grand child
Cressman. - Bro. William R., son of Horace and Sallie Cressman, was born Nov. 30, 1900; died at Hamburg Sanitarium Jan. 13, 1920; aged 19 y. 1 m. 13 d. He is survived by sorrowing parents, 4 sisters and 2 brothers. His death was not unexpected, as he was afflicted with tuberculosis for a few years, altho as a last resort he went to the sanitarium but received no relief. He united with the Mennonite church a few years ago. Having failed a few times he was always ready to confess his errors and wished to be in fellowship with His God. Funeral services were held on Jan. 12, conducted by Elmer Moyer, using as a (text I Sam. 20:3-latter clause) and Jacob Moyer and Warren Nickel. Remains were laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery in the presence of many surviving friends and relatives.
Roth. - Rebecca Swartzendruber, wife of Daniel S. Roth,
was born Oct. 14, 1863; dies at Baden, Ont. Jan. 12, 1920; aged
57 y. 2 m. 22 d. She lived in matrimony over 34 years and was
mother to 5 sons and 5 daughters. She leaves husband, 1 son, and
three daughters. Funeral services conducted by C. Litwiller, C.
Gascho, D. H. Steinman, and M. H. Shantz. Texts, Rev. 14:13 and
"Well, the delightful day has come
When my dear Lord hath brought me home,
And I can see his face.
There with my Savior, Brother, Friend,
A blest eternity I'll spend,
Triumphant in His grace."
Miller. - Mary (Troyer) Miller was born March 1, 1939, and died Jan. 11, 1920; aged 80 y. 10 m. 10 d. She was married to Daniel B. Miller March 19, 1858. They lived nearly 62 years in matrimony. To this union were born 13 children. Two preceded her in infancy. She leaves husband, 4 sons, 7 daughters, 71 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, 3 brothers and a host of relatives and friends. She used crutches for a few years. At different times she had strokes of paralysis. She united with the Walnut Creek Amish Mennonite Church in her youth and was faithful member unto the end. She was buried at the Walnut Creek Church. Service by S. H. Miller in German and Lester Hostetler in English. Text, Rev. 22:10-15.
Yoder. - Sister Saloma, wife of Bro. Jacob Yoder, died Jan. 17, 1920, after an illness of about two weeks. She was born Feb. 1, 1892 and was the daughter of Pre. Samuel W. and Sadie Peachy, a member of a family of seven. She was the mother of two sons, and a baby daughter only two weeks old. Why these sudden deaths occur we cannot understand, but some day our spiritual eyes will be opened and learn that God doeth all things well. She possessed the qualities of a good mother, a god companion, and lived a consistent Christian life. Her age was 27 y. 11 m. 17 d. Text, I Thes. 4:15. Services from the Locust Grove Church, Belleville, Pa., by John L. Mast and Jonas D. Yoder. They based their remarks on Psalms 23. Peace to her ashes. -S. F. Y.
Smith. - Adda Lena Smith was born in South Dakota May 19, 1896; died near Topeka, Ind. Jan. 12, 1920; aged 23 y. 7 m. 24 d. She was the oldest of 5 children of John and Susie Smith. When 9 month old she was stricken with infantile paralysis and since that time was entirely helpless-being deaf, speechless, and unable to walk-but thru it all was exceedingly patient. She leaves a devoted mother, two brothers, and two sisters (Simon, Samuel, Eva and Mary). While her place will be vacant at home, we rejoice to know that she can leave this wrecked body and occupy the place prepared for her in heaven. Funeral services conducted by J. W. Hess.
Weber. - Catherine Weber died at the home of her son,
Henry, near Maugansville, Md., Jan. 6, 1920; aged 74 y. 8 m. 25
d. For a number of years she has been a sufferer from the effects
of a leaky heart and hardening of the arteries. The same was the
cause of her death. She leaves 3 sons, 4 grand-sons, and one great-granddaughter.
Her husband and one son preceded her 16 years ago. She was a faithful
and consistent member of the Mennonite Church for many years and
loved to be at the services whenever her health permitted. Funeral
services and burial at the Ruffs church. Services conducted by
the brethren, Geo. S. Keener, C. R. Strite and David Lesher. Text,
"Death has robbed us of our mother,
Whom we loved and cherished dear;
It was mother, yes, dear mother,
Can we help but shed a tear?"
Crossgrove. - Mary, only daughter of Daniel J. Wyse, Archbold, Ohio, was born Oct. 19, 1880; died Jan. 19, 1920; aged 39 y. 3 m. She was united in marriage with Charles F. Crossgrove Jan. 21, 1908. To this union were born 3 sons and 3 daughters, one being an infant 2 days old. She leaves a sorrowing husband, six children, one step child, father, step-mother, three brothers, and many relatives and friends. Sister Mary accepted Christ as her personal Saviour at the age of 19. She lived a devoted Christian life, was a loving wife and a kind mother. She had great faith in prayer and the power of prayer and remained loyal to her Master until death. Funeral services Jan. 22 at the Central A,. M. Church conducted by E. L. Frey and S. D. Grieser. Texts, Rev. 14:13; I Thes. 4:18. Interment in Pettisville Clinton A. M. Cemetery.
Bollinger. -Almira Topper Bollinger was born in Stark Co., Ohio, April 4, 1850. At the age of 3 years she moved with her parents to St. Joseph Co., Ind., where she grew to womanhood. On October 6, 1867, she was united in marriage to Michael Bollinger. To this union were born 8 children. She united with the Mennonite Church about 35 years ago and remained true to her profession until death. She was preceded in death by two daughters (both dying in infancy) and her husband who died Mar. 12, 1912. For a number of years her home was with her daughter, Mrs. Margaret Schultz, where she died. Sister Bollingers's health had been failing for about a year but she was bedfast only three days. When she was finishing her breakfast the messenger of death called her hence on Jan. 18, 1920; aged 69 y. 9 m. 14 d. She leaves 6 children (Charles, Mrs. Martha Schultz, Mrs. Nettie Schultz, Mrs. Alice Metzler, Mrs. Caroline Schultz, and Alvin), 19 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild, besides relatives and friends. Funeral services at Olive Church, Elkhart Co., Ind., by Brethren D. A. Yoder and Silas Weldy. Text Psa. 116:15. Burial in adjoining cemetery.
Kreider. - Margaret Kreider, widow of Adam R. Kreider,
was born Oct. 6, 1860, died Jan. 18, 1920, at her home in Paradise,
Pa., aged 59 y. 3 m. 12 d. To this union were born 11 children.
Her husband, 4 sons, and 2 daughters preceded her to the spirit
world. There remain 4 daughters and 1 son (Benjamin H. Margie
D., Bessie R., Ruth H., and Esther Mae) 2 grandchildren, 3 sisters,
1 brother, and many relatives and friends. Death was due to a
complication of diseases after a long illness. She was a faithful
member of the Mennonite Church, lived a devoted Christian life,
and endured her affliction with Christian patience. Funeral services
conducted at Paradise Mennonite Church by John Senger (Text, Isa.
40:31) and Christian Brackbill (Text, I Peter 5:10) Burial in
"Mother 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."
Kennel. - Norman Benjamin Kennel was born Aug. 28, 1914;
died Dec. 20, 1919; aged 5 y. 3 m. 22 d. John Clarence Kennel
was born April 12, 1917; died Dec. 25, 1919; aged 2 y. 8 m. 22
d. [See also Jan. 29, 1920.] Can we fully understand what a sad
Christmas this was for this bereaved family? Little Norman was
a bright child. Not long before he died he reached out his hand
to his brother a little older than himself and said, "Goodbye."
His last words were, "Yes, I am coming." He was sick
about 5 days, Clarence about 7 days-both died of bronchial pneumonia.
Both funerals were held at Maple Grove Church, Lancaster Co.,
Pa. Norman's funeral services were conducted by Aaron Mast and
A. B. Stoltzfus (Texts, II Sam. 12:23 and Gen. 37:34) and Clarence's
by J. M. Stoltzfus and A. B. Stoltzfus (Texts, Psa. 23 and Isa
11:6). Interment in adjoining cemetery.
"Two little angels now on high,
They hand in hand together roam;
Two links now bind us to the sky,
Two fingers beckon us to come.
Lord give us strength our loss to bear,
And lead us in the heavenly way;
Oh, may we meet our children there,
In realms of everlasting day."
L. Z. S.
Transcribed by Betty Ann Tyson, Massachusetts.
Gospel Herald, - Volume XII, Number 46 - February 12, 1920, p. 879
Middaugh. - Adam Middaugh was born near Sugar Creek, O., Oct. 8, 1856; died at his home in Burton City, O., Jan. 28, 1920; aged 58 y. 3 m. 20 d. He was married to Nancy Bricker. His wife and nine children mourn the loss of their husband and father. Funeral services at the Pleasant View Church Jan. 31, by I. J. Buchwalter and Aaron Eberly.
McNett. Sister Fannie M. McNett, wife of J. C. McNett and daughter of the late Michael Shank, died of apoplexy at their home near Harrisonburg, Va., January 8, 1920; aged 67 y. 7 m. 21 d. She united with the Mennonite Church in early life and remained in the faith until death. She leaves besides her husband, six sons and four daughters to mourn their loss. Funeral services were conducted by the brethren S. H. Rhodes and B. F. Landes on the 10th from John 11:25, 26 at the Pike Church. Her body was laid to rest in the cemetery nearby.
Leaman. On Jan. 24, 1920, near Mechanicsburg, Pa., entered into rest Lizzie K., wife of Abram B. Leaman, aged 35 y. 4 m. 19 d. She was a member of the Mennonite Church for some years. Her husband and the following children survive: Minnie R., D. Rohrer, Chester. She leaves also parents, 2 brothers, and 1 sister to mourn her death. Funeral services were held Jan. 27 at Mellinger's Mennonite Church. Text, Job 17:11.
"There's a shadow in our home now,
A voice we loved is still.
There's a mother's face that's missing
And a place no one can fill."
Mishler. - Rachel Irene, daughter of Bro. Homer and Sister Lydia Mishler, was born in La Grange Co., Ind., March 4, 1919; died of influenza Jan. 29, 1920; aged 10 m. 22 d. She leaves father and mother, 2 sisters, 1 brother, 2 grandfathers, a grandmother and many relatives. Twin sisters preceded her to the spirit world. Funeral services at the home Jan. 31 by Y. C. Miller. Text II Sam. 12:23.
Gone to heaven is our darling
Gone to her bright home above
She has left us here so lonely
How we miss Rachel whom we loved.
Y. C. Miller.
Moyer. - Samuel K. Moyer was born Sept. 26, 1843, in Montgomery County, Pa.; died Dec. 14, 1919; aged 76 y. 2 m. 18 d. He was married to Mary H. Kratz Jan. 1, 1874. This union was blessed with 7 children, of whom one died at the age of 2 years. With their mother, 6 remain to mourn his departure. He leaves 1 brother and 12 grandchildren and many friends. He was a member of Blooming Glen Mennonite Church. Funeral services and interment at Line Lexington. Services were conducted by Peter Loux, Joseph Ruth, and Aaron Freed. Text, II Timothy 4:6-8.
"Father, husband, how we miss thee,
All thy chairs are vacant now;
But we know that by His promise,
Thou art with the Savior now.
Foust.-Samuel Foust was born December 21, 1838, and died January 29, 1920; aged 81 y. 1 m. and 8 d. He was married to Lydia Hoffman March 16, 1862, thus having lived in matrimony almost 58 years. To this union were born one son and five daughters; two daughters preceded him to the spirit world. He was a life-long member of the Mennonite Church, and served as deacon in the church for almost 49 years, faithfully performing his duties as a servant of the Lord. He had always lived on or near the old homestead, Foustwell, Somerset County, Pa., and was buried on the farm in the Foust Cemetery. Besides his wife and five children, he is survived by 31 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren. Services were conducted in the U. B. Church of Foustwell, by S. G. Shetler, assisted by E. J. Blough, where a large number of people had gathered to pay the last tribute of respect to an aged father in Israel.
Metzler.-Bro. Albert Metzler was born in Columbiana Co., Ohio, July 24, 1890; died in the 30th year of his age, in the Eye and Ear Hospital, Pittsburg, Pa., where he had gone for treatment. Altho the treatments were very severe he never complained but bore it all cheerfully and patiently. He was of a quiet disposition, loved and respected by all who knew him. He told his father and mother not to worry about him saying, "As the Lord wills I am satisfied." He accepted Christ in his early youth and was a faithful, devoted member of the Leetonia congregation. Why Bro. Albert was called away so early in life when he was so much needed in the home and in the Church we can not understand, but we feel that our loss was his eternal gain. He leaves father, mother, and one sister, Mrs. Harvey Detrow, to mourn his loss. Funeral services at the Leetonia Church Sunday, Feb. 1, 1920, by I. B. Witmer and David Lehman from Rev. 14:13.
Miller. - Nora E. Miller, daughter of Andrew and Carrie Sunthimer, was born July 23, 1893; died at her home near Shipshewana, Ind., January 29, 1920; aged 26 y. 6m. 6 days. She united with the Mennonite Church when she was 10 years old and remained faithful to the end. She was married Nov. 22, 1913, to John S. Miller. To this union were born 4 children; Ernest, Bernice, Orval, and Payson only 6 weeks old. She was a kind and loving mother, and a good neighbor. She leaves to mourn, her husband sorely afflicted with the same disease, Influenza, four children, mother, step-father, one half-brother, and a host of relatives. A private funeral was held. Memorial services will be held later. It is sad, but we mourn not as tho we had no hope. Sad to see the mother and wife taken away from her husband and children at a time when she was so sorely needed. None of the family were able to go to the cemetery. Peace to her soul. Service was conducted by the home minister.
Kaufman. - Sadie Custer Kaufman, daughter of Joseph Custer, was born near Davidsville, Pa., January 15, 1888, and died January 30, 1920; aged 32 y. and 15 d. She united with the Mennonite Church at the age of 19, and was a regular attendant at church and a worker until death. She was married to Curtis D. Kaufman, and to this union one daughter and one son were born. She was afflicted with heart trouble for some time, but there was no special development until attacked by the "flu." After this disease set in, she was sick less than two days, until she departed this life. On account of the disease, the health authorities did not allow a public funeral service. A short service was conducted in the home, by S. G. Shetler, assisted by E. J. Blough, where some of the near relatives had gathered. Quite a number had assembled outside and at the grave to mourn for one whom they loved and to weep with the weeping ones. Her mother and her only brother preceded her to the spirit world. Her only sister, being afflicted with the same disease, could not attend the funeral. Her two children also had an attack and could not accompany the remains to the Kaufman Cemetery, where the mortal remains were laid to rest.
Mishler. - Emma Mishler, daughter of Bro. John E. and Sister Amanda Miller, was born April 11, 1892, in La Grange county, Ind., died at her home near Shipshewana, Ind., January 27, 1920; aged 27 y. 9 m. 16 d. She was married to Oscar W. Mishler Nov. 21, 1914. To this union were born three children: Harold, Retha, and Pauline. She united with the Shore Mennonite congregation when 13 years of age and remained faithful to the end. She was a kind and affectionate mother and a good neighbor. During her affliction of one week she was very patient. Her last words to her husband were, "Take good care of the children; take them to Sunday school and church, Good bye!" She leaves to mourn her departure husband, 3 children, father, mother, 2 sisters, five brothers (one brother in France). Two brothers preceded her to the spirit world, one 3 years old, the other in its infancy. We mourn not as those that have no hope. A private funeral was held at the house by J. J. Miller, at the grave by Jacob P. Miller. This was a very sad time as her husband and children were all sick with the Influenza also three of her brothers, the one almost at death's door. Memorial service will be held later as four closely related families were afflicted with influenza. The bereft family have the sympathy of the entire neighborhood. Peace to her soul.
Transcribed by Betty Ann Tyson, Massachusetts.
Eash. - Willard Blough Eash, son of Bro. Samuel and Sister Cedilla Eash of near Davidsville, Pa., was born July 19, 1919; died Feb. 6, 1920; aged 6 m. 18 d. Buried in the Thomas Mennonite cemetery. Burial private. Funeral services are to be held at a future date.
Summers. - Milo C., son of Chris and Barbara Summers,
was born Mar. 28, 1915, at Manson, Ia.; died Jan. 24, 1920, at
Metamora, Ill.; aged 4 y. 9 m. 26 d. He leaves to mourn his departure
father; mother, one sister (Luella), and two brothers (Milton
G., and Daniel D.). He with the rest of family went to Illinois
to visit with his grandparents and other relatives. While there
he was stricken with bronchial pneumonia. After an illness of
eight days he passed away. He was a loving, affectionate child,
always willing to do what was right.
Darling Milo thou hast left us,
Here our sorrow we deeply feel;
God it is who hath bereft us,
He can all our sorrows heal.
Blough. - Jeremiah Blough was born Apr. 2, 1848; died near Holsopple, Pa., Jan. 22, 1920; aged 71 y. 9 m. 20 d. He was married to Sarah Alwine Oct. 7, 1870. He is survived by a sorrowing widow, 6 children, 27 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild and many other relatives and friends. He was a member of the Mennonite Church for many years. Funeral services at the Blough Church Jan. 25, conducted by S. G. Shetler and James Saylor.
Hieber. - Forrest Jacob, son of John and Mary Hieber,
was born near New Paris, Ind., Dec. 21, 1913; died near Bristol,
Ind., Feb. 2, 1920; aged 7 y. 1 m. 11 d. He leaves to mourn, his
parents, one sister, grandparents, and a number of relatives and
friends. Funeral conducted by Harvey Friesner.
Death has robbed us of dear Forrest,
Whom we loved and cherished dear;
It was our son, yes, dear Forrest,
Can we help but shed a tear?
Landis. - Hannah, only daughter of Isaac T. and Hannah
Landis, died of heart trouble Jan. 30, 1920; aged 8 m. 7 d. Besides
her parents she is survived by her two brothers (Ralph and Paul).
Funeral was held Feb. 4, at Skippack Mennonite Church by the brethren,
Warren Bean, Erwin Landis, and Howard Pennypacker.
Sweet little darling, light of the home,
Looking for some one, beckoning come;
Bright as a sunbeam, pure as the dew,
Anxiously looking, parents, for you
--By her Aunt.
Sauber. - Paul, youngest son of Bro. Benjamin and Sister Phoebe Sauber, was born July 2, 1919, near Tofield, Alberta, Canada; died January 21, 1920; aged 6 m. 19 d. Death was caused by an abscess of his throat. Besides a loving father and mother, he leaves to mourn his early departure, six brothers and six sisters, two of the family having preceded him to the spirit world some years before. Funeral was held at the Salem Church near Tofield, on January 24, 1920. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery. Bishop N. E. Roth, assisted by Bro. J. K. Lehman had charge of the service, the text being, Isa. 40:6-8.
Bechtel. - Verl Edgar, son of Ervin and Goldie Bechtel, was born in Nappanee, Ind., Jan. 30, 1914; died of infantile paralysis in Dunlaps, Ind., Nov. 21, 1919; aged 5 y. 9 m. 22 d. Vearl [sic] endeared himself to all who learned to know him. Altho we may not understand his early departure we must believe he is gone to be with Jesus, who said, "Suffer the children and forbid them not to come unto me." May father, mother and one sister say, "We cannot bring him back again. We shall go to him, but he shall not return to us." On account of a contagious disease memorial services were held Dec. 7, 1919, at the West Market St. Mennonite M. H., by L. W. Yoder and J. H. McGowen. Text, Matt. 18:3 and II Sam. 12:23.
Miller. - Mary J., daughter of Joseph and Mary Miller, wss born in Johnson Co., Ia., Nov. 8, 1895; died at the home of Ben Shetler in Kalona, Ia., Feb. 3, 1920; aged 24 y. 2 m. 25 d. While she was visiting at the Shetler home, where she frequently visited., She was stricken with a complication of diseases which finally developed into pneumonia, and after 17 days of intense suffering, which she patiently endured, the death angel came and relieved her of all her suffering. She leaves to mourn her death 5 sisters (Mrs. L. O. Gingerich, Mrs. J. M.Yoder, Mrs. Omer J. Gingerich, Mrs. Jason Boller, and Cora all of Kalona, Iowa) and a host of friends and near relatives. Her father, mother, one brother, and one sister, preceded her to the world beyond. In early life she accepted Christ and united with the East Union Mennonite Church, and remained a faithful member until death. She was of a quiet unassuming disposition, always concerned about the welfare of others. She will be greatly missed in the Sunday school and church services, as her seat was seldom vacant. Funeral services were held at the East Union Church, Feb. 5, conducted by Joe C. Brenneman and D. J. Fisher. Burial in cemetery nearby.
Christophel. - Joel B. Christophel, son of Jacob and Barbara Christophel, was born in Beaver Twp., Mahoning Co., O., Apr. 17 1836; died in Kosciusko Co., near Nappanee, Ind., Jan. 2, 1920; aged 83 y. 8 m. 16 d. He came to Indiana with his parents in 1848. He united with the Mennonite Church (Old Order) in his youth and remained faithful to the end. It was his desire to be with God's children in the house of worship whenever he was able. He also enjoyed the meeting and fellowship of Christian believers in his home during his illness. He leaves one brother (Daniel of Goshen, Ind.) and 2 sisters (Elizabeth Lehman, Goshen, Ind., Susan Eberly, Williams Co., O.,). Funeral services were held at Yellow Creek Church, conducted by Martin Ramer and J. H. McGowen. Texts, Ps. 1; Joh 5:25-29.
Kaufman. - Nicholas Kaufman was born in France May 31, 1846; died of apoplexy at his home in Cass Co., Mo., Feb. 5, 1920; aged 83 y. 8 m 5 d. At the age of 2 years his parents moved to America, first to Ohio, then to Iowa and later to Missouri where he was married to Mary Yoder on Mar. 30, 1870. To this union were born 7 children. One preceded him to the spirit world. One son and five daughters remain and were present at his bedside when he passed away. He leaves wife, 1 son , 5 daughters, 10 grandchildren, 1 aged brother, besides many other relatives and friends. Deceased was for many years a member of the Amish Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the Sycamore Church, Feb. 8, conducted by Wm. Helmuth and L. J. Miller. Text, Gen. 50:5 (last clause). Buried in Clear Fork cemetery.
Denlinger. - Elizabeth (Ely) Denlinger, widow of Tobias
Denlinger, was born Jan. 4, 1860; died Feb. 3, 1920, at the home
of her daughter Mrs. Carl Schlotzhauer in Lancaster, Pa., from
complication of diseases after an illness of two months. Her husband
and twin daughters preceded her. She leaves four daughters and
two sons (Garfield, Lena, Anna, Enos, Susie and Nettie), fifteen
grandchildren, three sisters and one brother. She was a kind and
loving mother, a member of the Mennonite Church and tried to be
at the services whenever her health permitted. Funeral services
were held Feb.7 at Hershey's Church conducted by Bros. C. M. Brackbill
and John Mosemann. Text, II Tim. 1:12. Burial in adjoining cemetery.
Dearest Mother thou hast left us,
Here our loss we deeply feel
But 'tis God that has bereft us.
He can all our sorrows heal.
Kaufman. - Albert Wilson Kaufman, son of J. J. and Sarah
(Troyer) Kaufman, was born near Kokomo, Ind., Apr. 29, 1892; died
near Creston, Mont., Feb. 1, 1920; aged 27 y. 9 m. 3 d. On Aug.
10, 1914, he was married to Rhoda A. Phillips who preceded him
June 9, 1915. He leaves to mourn his early departure a little
son (Carl), father, mother, one brother and eight sisters, besides
a host of relatives and friends. Two little sisters preceded him
to the spirit world. At the age of 15 years he united with the
Mennonite Church at Roseland, Nebr., but for a number of years
he neglected his Christian privileges, but was not altogether
adverse to religious teaching. On Jan. 18 he left home to attend
to the duties of life and a few days later came home, having contracted
influenza and pneumonia and took his bed Jan. 23. In the early
stage of his sickness his parents made use of the opportunity
to speak to him of his salvation and he very readily and penitently
confessed his negligence and prayed for forgiveness promising,
should he recover from this sickness, to spend the remainder of
his life in the Master's service. While still conscious he had
the evidence that all is well. Short services were held at the
house on Feb. 4, by D. D. Kauffman, after which the body was taken
to Roseland, Nebr., where he was laid beside his loving companion
as he had requested during his sickness.
The Savior has taken Our Albert away
But we know it is not forever.
"Come follow, come follow" we hear him say
It is beautiful beyond the river.
Herr. - Catharine Mylin Herr, wife of Jacob H. Herr,
died Jan. 18, 1920, at her home at Lydon, West Lampeter Twp.,
Pa., of general debility and infirmities of old age. She was in
her 86th year and the last of her family to survive. She often
longed to go to her rest. She slept 4 days and nearly 4 nights
before she departed this life. She had been a member of the Mennonite
Church for many years. Funeral services at New Danville Mennonite
Church conducted by Bro. Jacob Thomas and Bro. Frank Herr. Texts,
Rev. 14:13; II Tim. 4:7. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
Loving friends weep not for me
I long to be at rest
How happy, happy I shall be
When pillowed on my Savior's breast.
Musser. - Mrs. Annie (Herr) Musser, wife of Bro. Amos K. Musser, was born Sept. 7, 1874, near Mountville, Pa.; died Nov. 22, 1919; aged 45 y. 2 m. 15 d. Her death came very unexpectedly. She retired as usual and died at three o'clock Saturday morning of heart trouble with her family at her bed side. She is survived by her husband and four children. (Mary, Howard, Ida, and Charles) all at home. One child (Alice) preceded her to the spirit world; also her mother and five sisters. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church and teacher of the infant class at the Mountville Mennonite Sunday school. She was interested in her Sunday school class and enjoyed her Christian privileges. Funeral services were conducted by Bros. Christ K. Lehman, John K. Charles and Jacob Habecker at the Mennonite Church of Mountville Tuesday, Nov. 25. The funeral was very largely attended. Burial in the Mountville cemetery.
Zook. - Elizabeth Hooley Zook was born in Mifflin Co., Pa., March 26, 1843; died at her late home, near Belleville, Pa., Feb. 8, 1920; aged 76 y. 10 m. 12 d. She was married to David H. Zook Feb. 5, 1867. Their united life was one of faithful service to the Church until he was called to his reward 19 years ago. She leaves to mourn her departure the following children: Thos. E., Reuben (with whom she had her home), Stephen, Mary (wife of Levi Kauffman), and Nellie (wife of Sol. Byler). She also leaves five grandchildren, three brothers and three sisters. Early in life she accepted her savior and united with the Amish Mennonite Church. Her life was one of faithful devotion to her Master and her family. It was her testimony that everything was all right and was ready to depart in peace, so we need not mourn as those who have no hope. Funeral services were held at the A. M. Belleville Church, Feb. 11, in charge of Bro. J. M. Hartzler at the house, and Bros. Joe Byler and Eli Kanagy at the church. Burial at the A. M. cemetery near Belleville.
Shaubach. - Susan Barge Shaubach, widow of Reuben Shaubach,
was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Dec. 25, 1849; died at the home
of her daughter (Mrs. John K. Meck) jan. 14, 1920; aged 70 y.
19 d. She had been in her usual health until about a week ago
but seemed to get along all right, until Sunday, she took her
bed again and pneumonia developed. She fell asleep in Jesus Wednesday
evening. She was very patient in her affliction. All was done
that loving hands could do but God saw best to call her home.
Her departure leaves a vacant place in the home which never can
be filled, but God's ways are best. She was a member of the Mennonite
Church. Her place was seldom vacant in the church when health
permitted. She leaves to mourn an only daughter and three grandchildren,
also two sisters (Emma Barge and Hannah Shultz). Her husband preceded
her by two years. She was laid to rest at the Strasburg Mennonite
cemetery Jan. 17. Brief services at the house by Bro. C. M. Brubaker
and at the church by Bro. Frank Herr. Text, Rev. 14:13.
Sad are the house and lonely the home,
Since dear mother has left us a vacant chair;
But what a comfort to know she has gone
To that home above, so lovely and fair.
Yoder. - Israel M. Yoder was born near Bellefontanie, O., Aug., 1853; died Jan. 30, 1920; aged 66 y. 5m. 8 d. He lived near the place of his birth most of his life. In 1902, he and his family moved to Surrey N. Dak., where he lived until he answered the summons of death and God took him home. On Feb. 15, 1877 he was married to Elizabeth King. To this union were born 2 sons (Ira and Freeman) and 2 daughters (Sarah Ann and Nora). The first named daughter died in infancy. The remaining three children, with their mother, are left to mourn the loss of a devoted father and a kind and loving husband. He also has two brothers and two sisters living who reside at West Liberty, O. He united with the Mennonite Church in early manhood in which he was a faithful and consistent member until his death. Services from his late home in Surrey and at the Brethren Church on Feb. 2, conducted by L. S. Glick and D. M. Sharb. The remains were laid to rest in the Brethren cemetery.
Buckwalter. - Henry L. Buckwalter, Lancaster, Pa., was
born Oct. 31, 1847; died of pneumonia after 4 days illness, Feb.
3, 1920; aged 72 y. 3 m. 3 d. He is survived by his wife who was
Susan K. Lefever before marriage; also 6 children and 15 grandchildren.
One son preceded him to the spirit world 18 years ago. He was
a faithful member of Mellinger's Mennonite Church for many years
and was present in the services whenever opportunity afforded
and at one time served as Sunday school superintendent. We trust
our loss is his eternal gain. Services were held at his late home
Feb. 6 by Bro J. H. Mosemann from II Cor. 4:17, 18; 5:1-11, and
at Mellinger's M. H. by the brethren, David and Sanford Landis.
Text Ps. 103:14-18. On account of the youngest son living in Western
Canada the burial was postponed until he and his family arrived,
when services were again held at Mellinger's M. H. Feb. 8 by the
brethren, David and Sanford Landis. Text, I Thes. 4:13-18. Burial
in cemetery nearby.
"Lord give us strength our loss to bear,
And lead us in the heavenly way;
Oh, may we meet our father there,
In realms of everlasting day."
Miller. -- Irene Elizabeth Knepp Miller was born in Sharon Twp., Johnson Co., Ia, June 25, 1898; died at her late home near Kalona, Ia., Feb. 6, 1920; aged 21 y. 7 m. 11 d. Mar. 15, 1916, she was united in marriage to Milo J. Miller. She leaves to mourn her early death, her heart-broken companion, father, mother, two sisters (Minnie and Sadie), one brother (Floyd), her aged grandparents (Bro. and Sister Peter Kinsinger), and a host of friends and relatives. She was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister. She accepted Christ in her youth, uniting with the East Union Mennonite church, to which she remained faithful and consistent until death. She always took a great interest in all the different activities of the Church, where she will be greatly missed as well as in the home. Her friends were all who knew her. Her greatest joy was in helping those in need. The cause of her death was la grippe, which developed into pneumonia. All that loving hands and medical skill could do was done, but after a short illness of ten days she peacefully fell asleep. Funeral services were held Feb. 9, at the East Union Church, and burial in cemetery nearby. Services were conducted by Joe C. Brenneman and D. J. Fisher. Text, Jas. 4:14.
Stutzman. - Ida Kauffman was born in Noble Co., Ind.,
Mar. 11, 1867; died at her home near Chappell, Nebr., Jan. 27,
1920; aged 52 y. 9 m. 27 d. She was married to Abe Stutzman Oct.
28, 1894. She leaves to mourn her death, a sorrowing husband,
4 children, 1 granddaughter, an aged father, 2 brothers, 4 sisters
besides a number of relatives and friends. Her mother preceded
her in death 6 year [sic] ago. Her family were all at the bedside
at the time of her death. She accepted Christ as her Savior in
her youth and was an earnest and devoted follower of Him, 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. Funeral Jan. 29 at
the Chappell Mennonite Church. Services conducted by the home
ministers, Bros. John and N. C. Roth. Interment in the cemetery
Dearest mother thou has left us,
Here our loss we deeply feel;
But 'tis God who has bereft us.
He can all our sorrows heal.
Driver. -Daniel F. Driver was born near Timberville, Va., Feb. 3, 1836; died at the home of his youngest daughter, Sister Fannie Dettwiler, near Versailles, Mo., Feb. 6, 1920; aged 84 y. 3 d. He spent his childhood and youth in the community where he was born. He spent his childhood and youth in the community where he was born. Feb. 10, 1859, he was married to Sarah Branner. To this union were born 7 sons and 4 daughters, all of whom grew to manhood and womanhood. The mother was the first to go, and was soon followed by Jacob, the fifth son. The following children survive: Frank, Louis, Emma, Ida, Joseph, John, Maggie, Fannie, Neal, Arthur-one of them a bishop in Cass Co., Mo., and another one a minister in Shannon Co., Mo. Besides these there also remain 20 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. In 1864 he moved with his family to Illinois, where he lived three years and then returned to Virginia. In 1870 they moved to Morgan Co., Mo., where they have since resided. He was a man of robust health, of decided convictions, of clean habits, a tireless worker for the Lord. He preached his last sermon the Sunday before he died, taking Heb. 12:1 as his text. His end was peaceful and sudden, dying of apoplexy. While sitting in his chair, engaged in conversation he drew a long breath, gasped-and his spirit took its flight. About the year 1867 he united with the Mennonite Church and 4 or 5 years thereafter he was ordained to the ministry. For nearly fifty years he was faithful in the ministry of the Word, a staunch defender of the faith, a pillar in the Church-being the last of the original members of the Mt. Zion Mennonite Church to go, also the last of the original members of the Missouri-Iowa Conference to be called from time to eternity. We humbly bow in reverence and submission to the divine will, saying, "Thy will be done." Funeral and burial at Mt. Zion Church, in charge of Daniel Kauffman and E. C. Bowman. Texts, Psa. 116:15 and Heb. 12:1.
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Birkey. --- Ellis Lee, son of Levi F. and Katie Birkey, was born May 31, 1919; died Feb. 10, 1920; aged 8 m. 10 d. He leaves a father, mother, two brothers, and one sister, one brother having preceded him to the spirit world. Funeral at his parents' home, conducted by the home ministers. Text, Jno. 14:4.
Linder. --- Vernon Ray, son of Levi and Laura Linder, was born near Harrisburg, Ohio, Jan. 8, 1920; died Feb. 5, 1920; aged 29 days. He leaves father, mother, a sister, a grandmother, and a host of other relatives. Funeral services at the Amish Mennonite Church by John D. Miller and Daniel Schmucker.
Moose. --- Sister Fannie, wife of David Moose, died Feb. 8, 1920, of diphtheria at Dixmont Hospital. Her age was 34 y. 2 m. 1 d. and was the daughter of Isaac and Saloma Yoder. She leaves husband, 1 son, (Lloyd David) and 1 daughter (Nora Ellen). Services at the Maple Grove Church, Lawrence Co., Pa., (of which she was a member) conducted by E. M. Detweiler and J. H. Lantz. Text, I Pet. 1-3. Buried in adjoining cemetery.
Ebersole. --- Melvin James, son of Noah and Mary Ebersole, Protection , Kans., was born Nov. 15, 1908; died Feb. 12, 1920; aged 11 y. 2 m. 28 d. Death was caused by diphtheria. He leaves father, mother, two brother [sic] (Samuel Irvin and Arthur Benjamin). Melvin confessed his Savior a short time before his death. He bore his afflictions very patiently. Remains were laid to rest in the Mennonite cemetery. Short service at the grave by Bro. David D. Miller, funeral sermon to be preached sometime later.
Lehman. --- John W. Lehman was born in St. Joseph Co., Ind., Feb. 1, 1890; died Feb. 11, 1920; aged 30 y. 10 d. About two weeks before his death he confessed his Savior, gave evidence of his acceptance with God, was baptized and received into the Mennonite Church. He leaves father, mother, wife, two children, two brothers, and four sisters to mourn their loss. Owing to contagious disease the funeral was held at the home with burial at Yellow Creek cemetery Feb. 14. Services were conducted by Jonas Loucks and J. W. Christophel.
Detwiler. --- Ralph Samuel son of Jacob K. and Fannie Detwiler, was born in Wooster, Ohio, Sept. 21, 1904; died Feb. 5, 1920; aged 15 y. 4 m. 14 d. He was preceded in death by his mother, one sister, and 4 brothers. Father, three sisters, and two brothers remain to mourn his early departure. He confessed Christ as his Savior about two years ago and united with the "First Church of Christ" at Barberton, Ohio, where the family lived at the time of his death. Services at the home by C. H. Holcomb and at the Oak Grove Church by C. H. Holcomb and at the Oak Grove Church by J. S. Gerig from Psa. 8:4.
Leatherman. --- Alfred M. Leatherman was born at Riverstyn, Co., O., Apr. 25, 1849; died at Wadsworth, O., Feb. 9, 1920; aged 70 y. 9 m. 14 d. He was the oldest son of the late Pre. Martin and Susannah Leatherman. He was never married and never made a professionn of Christianity until several weeks before his death he became concerned about his soul's salvation, confessed Christ, was baptized, and gave good evidence of being saved. Funeral on Feb. 12 at the Bethel Church by Jonas M. Kreider and Samuel Rohrer. Buried in the Old Mennonite burial ground.
Schott. --- Ada M. (Horst) Schott, wife of Leonard Z. Schott, was born June 19, 1892; died Jan. 31, 1920, at her home at North Cornwall, Pa., after an illness of 6 days of pleura-pneumonia; aged 27 y. 5 m. 12 d. She is survived by her husband, a two-year old daughter (Frances), her father (Peter Horst) one brother (Ammon G. Horst) and three sisters (Mrs. Clayton L. Brandt, Mrs. Ammon Ebersole, and Lizzie M. Horst). She was a member of the Salem United Brethren Church of Lebanon. Private funeral services were held Feb. 4 at her home. Interment in Mt. Lebanon Cemetery.
Brenneman. --- Anna M. Brenneman, who resided with her son at Landisville, Pa., after suffering for some months from a complication of diseases, died Feb. 12, 1920; aged 81 y. 5 m. 22 d. For many years she was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church. She leaves one daughter, four sons, sixteen grandchildren, one great-grandchild, one brother (Deacon Jacob M. Greider) and one sister (Mrs. John S. Nissley). Her husband died about forty years ago. Funeral services at the Landisville Church, Feb. 16, conducted by Bros. Peter R. Nissley and Henry Longenecker. Interment in the cemetery adjoining.
Leatherman. --- William Leatherman was born in Elkhart Co., Ind., Jan. 24, 1871; died in the above named county Jan. 31, 1920; aged 49 y. 7 d. He was united in marriage with Anna Herr of Oxford Co., Ohio, Dec. 24, 1893. He is survived by his wife, two sons, seven daughters, five brothers, and one sister. A short time before he died he saw his lost condition, gave a good evidence of peace with God, was baptized and received into the Mennonite Church. Services were conducted at the house one mile north of Goshen, Ind., by Peter Unzicker and at the Yellow Creek Church by J. W. Christophel. Buried in the cemetery nearby on Feb. 3, 1920. Peace to his soul.
King. --- J. Oliver King was born in Cass Co., Mo., July 23, 1891; passed away at West Liberty, Ohio, Feb. 9, 1920, after an illness of one day with pneumonia following influenza; aged 28 y. 6 m. 17 d. His parents, Levi and Erie King, and three sisters preceded him in death. There remain two sisters and one brother. He was married to Clara Yoder Feb. 20, 1915. Two children were born to this union. These with his companion and sisters and brother deeply mourn their loss. As a young man he confessed his Savior and united with the A. M. Church, in which faith he departed this life. Funeral services on the 12th at his home in West Liberty in charge of A. I. Yoder. Interment in S. Union Cemetery.
Oyer. --- Sister Susan Oyer died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William C. Slichter, Jan. 25, 1920. The cause of her death was paralytic stroke, being sick only one hour. Age, 74 y. 8 m. 21 d. She was a member of the Mennonite Church for a number of years and had been faithful to her death. She is survived by her husband (Bro. Solomon O. Oyer) and two daughters (Mary and Annie). Funeral on the 28th. Services conducted at the home by Bro. Harry H. Witmer and at the Strasburg Mennonite Church, Franklin Co., Pa., by the brethren Harry H. Witmer and Joseph H. Martin. Text, Matt. 24:44. Remains laid to rest in the burying ground adjoining. May God comfort her husband and daughters.
Raber. --- Abraham D. Raber was born in Hickory Co.,
Aug. 17, 1888; died in Morgan Co., Mo., Feb. 14, 1920; aged 31
y. 5 m. 27 d. He united with the Mennonite church at the age of
16 and remained a faithful member till death. His death was caused
by influenza and pneumonia. He leaves father, mother, 5 sisters,
and 1 brother. One brother died in infancy. Two sisters were not
able to attend the funeral on account of sickness. He gave a bright
testimony of going home where we expect to meet him with the redeemed.
Funeral services were conducted by Bro. L. J. Miller assisted
by Brethren H. J. Harder and Amos Gingerich at the Mt. Zion Church.
Text, Dan. 12:2, 3. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
"Though we miss thee, yet God saw best
To take thee home to the sweet haven of rest."
Smeltzer. --- Elsie Florence, daughter of Abram and Malinda Nittero, was born near Wakarusa, Ind., Feb. 19, 1893, where she grew to womanhood. While yet in her teens she gave her heart to the Lord and united with the Mennonite Church remaining true to her profession until death. On Jan. 20, 1912, she was united in marriage to Calvin Smeltzer, Wakarusa, Ind. To this union were born 3 sons (Clyde, Loyal, and Clayton). Clayton preceded her in death. She took sick with la grippe, which developed into a case of pneumonia, resulting in death, Feb. 11, 1920; aged 26 y. 11 m. 22 d. She was greatly loved by those who became acquainted with her, especially by the brotherhood. She leaves husband, 2 sons, father, mother, one sister, besides many other relatives and friends. Funeral services at the Holdeman Mennonite Church, conducted by Brethren D. A. Yoder and Silas Weldy. Text Rev. 14:13. Burial at Olive Cemetery. Peace to her ashes.
Transcribed by Betty Ann Tyson, Massachusetts.