Gospel Herald Obituaries - January, 1920

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-- Gospel Herald - Volume XII, Number 40 - January 1, 1920 - page 751

Stern.- Mabel, daughter of Bro. Samuel and Sister Anna Mary Stern, was born near Elizabethtown, Pa., Sept. 17, 1907; died Dec. 11, 1919; aged 12 y. 2 m. 24 d. Death was due to pneumonia. She is survived by her parents, one brother, one sister, two grand-mothers, one grandfather, and a number of friends to mourn her departure. She was a regular attendant of Risser's Sunday School and we shall miss her very much. May our loss be her gain. Funeral services were held at Risser's Church Sunday, Dec. 14, con-ducted by the brethren Samuel L. Oberholtzer and Simon B. Landis. Text, Mark 5:39. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.

Toms.--- Charlotte Mencer was born in Franklin Co., Pa., June 18, 1855; died at the hospital in Goshen, Ind., Dec. 13, 1919; aged 64 y. 5 m. 25 d. On July 20, 1873 she was united in marriage with Benjamin Toms. To this union were born 7 children. Four preceded her in death. She leaves to mourn her departure her husband, 2 sons, 1 daughter, 6 grandchildren, and 2 brothers. About 25 years ago she accepted Christ as her personal Savior and united with the Mennonite Church. In this faith she continued until she was called to her eternal reward. Thru her suffering she often expressed a desire to go home and be with the redeemed which is far better. Funeral services at the Waterford Christian Church by D. J. Johns and D. D. Troyer. Internment in the Alwine Cemetery.

Transcribed by Betty Ann Tyson, Massachusetts.

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Gospel Herald - Volume XII, Number 41 - January 8, 1920 - page 767

Swartzendruber.- Lester, infant son of Bro. Lewis and Sister Katie Swartzendruber, was born Oct. 19, 1919; died Oct. 23, near Shickley, Nebr. Buried in Salem Cemetery after the service by Bro. Ben Slegel.

Oberholtzer. - Elizabeth Oberholtzer died at the home of her daughter (Mrs. Rae Sailer) 37 Fairground Ave., Hagerstown, Md., Dec. 13, 1919, from a complication; aged 66 years. She was a member of the Lutheran Church. She was lovingly cared for at her daughter's home. Surviving are the following children: Samuel C. and Mrs. Rae Sailer. Funeral services at the house on Tuesday afternoon, J. S. Simon, officiating, after which the remains were laid to rest in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Neff. - B. Melvin, infant son of Witmer C. and Ellen G. Neff, of Letort, was born Dec. 9, 1919; died Dec. 14, 1919; aged 5 d. Beside the parents he is survived by one sister (Frances). Short services at Millersville, Pa., Mennonite Church by Bro. D. N. Lehman. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
"The Gardener saw the beauty
Of the Litle one so fair;
He took His hand and plucked it,
And keeps it in His care."

Tschantz. - Sister Anna Tschantz (nee Hofstetter) was born in Wayne Co., Ohio; died of myocardites at her late home in Canton, Nov. 13, 1919; aged 81 years. Her husband, Peter Tschantz, preceded her in death 14 years ago. She leaves 2 sons, 1 daughter, 6 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild, all living at Canton excepting one grandchild. She also leaves an aged sister living in Missouri. She joined the Swiss Mennonite Church in youth and was a devout Christian and an example of cheerfulness and friendliness to all she met. Funeral services were held Nov. 15 by Bros. C. N. Amstutz and D. Hostetler of Smithville.

Gerber. - Bro. Daniel M. Gerber was born in Wayne Co., Ohio, Mar. 15, 1852; died of pneumonia Nov. 23, 1919; aged 67 y. 8 m. 8 d. On Sept. 30, 1875, he was married to Dinah Welty, with whom he shared joys and sorrows for over 44 years. To this union were born 5 sons and 4 daughters. One son preceded him in death. He leaves his loving companion, 4 sons, 4 daughters, 16 grand-children, 1 brother, 1 sister, and a host of relatives and friends to mourn his departure. He was buried the 26th from the Swiss Mennonite Church of which he had been a faithful member from youth. Services were held by Jacob Nussbaum, C. N. Amstutz, and J. S. Moser.

Sommers. - David Sommers was born in Stark Co., Ohio, July 17, 1871; died Nov. 23, 1919; aged 48 y. 4 m. 6 d. He was married to Dora Sloninger in 1910, moved to Michigan the same year and lived there to the time of his death. To this union were born 3 children (Loyd, Buleah, [sic] and William). He leaves wife, 3 children, 2 brothers, one sister and a great many relatives and friends. He united with the Mennonite Church in early life and remained faithful until death. He was of a quiet, unassuming disposition, a kind father, a good husband, and a good neighbor. Funeral services at the Mennonite Church near Elmdale, Mich., by Aldus Brackbill. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Widmer. - Chris Menno Widmer was born in Wayland, Iowa, Jan. 12, 1895; died Dec. 8, 1919; aged 24 y. 10 m. 26 d. He was united in marriage to Emma Ruth Brenneman Feb. 6, 1916, to which union were born 2 children -Kenneth and Isabel Ruth. At the age of 12 he accepted Christ, gave his heart to God and his hand to the church to which he was loyal to the end. He died 5 weeks after an operation for appendicitis, fully resigned to the will of the Lord. Besides his family there remain his parents, together with 5 brothers and 4 sisters. Because of unprecedented cold and snow the funeral was postponed to Dec. 16 after which he was laid to rest in Riverside Cemetery, Albany, Oreg.

Risser - Susan G. Risser, wife of Bro. Amos L. Risser, was born Nov. 23, 1866, in Lancaster Co., Pa.; died Dec. 16, 1919, after several months' intense suffering endured with Christian fortitude unto a faithful end. She was a kind and loving mother extending a helping hand wherever opportunity presented. She will be missed by her family, neighbors and friends. She was a member of the Mennonite Church for 31 years. She leaves her sorrowing husband, 3 daughters, and 1 granddaughter. Funeral at the Hammer Creek Mennonite Church near Lititz, Pa. Interment in adjoining graveyard.

"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."
A daughter.

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Gospel Herald - Volume XII, Number 42 - January 15, 1920 - page 799

Slagell. -Ivan Richard, infant son of Daniel N. and Lizzie Slagell, was born near Flanagan, Ill., Oct. 4, 1919; died Nov. 27, 1919. He leaves his parents, 2 brothers, 2 grandmothers, a grandfather, and many friends and relatives. Funeral services at the house Nov. 28 by the home ministers. Buried in the Waldo Cemetery.

Tschantz. - Sister Elizabeth Lehman Tschantz was born in Wayne Co., O., Dec. 5, 1828; died Dec. 15, 1919; aged 95 y. 10 d. Her husband John Tschantz, preceded her 6 years. One son (Abraham), 6 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren survive her. Funeral services were held Dec. 18 at the Swiss Mennonite Church of which she had been a faithful member from her youth. Services were conducted by C. N. Amstutz and Jacob Nussbaum.

Herr. - Christian K. Herr was born Nov. 24, 1848, died very suddenly while at work near his home at New Danville, Pa., Nov. 28, 1919; aged 71 y. 4 d. He was a consistent member of the Mennonite Church and was never married. Death was caused by valvular disease of the heart. He is survived by three sisters and one brother. Funeral services Dec. 1 by Bro. Jacob Thomas at the home of his sister with whom he resided and at the New Danville Mennonite Church by Bro. Jacob Thomas and Bro. Aaron Harnish. Text, Matt. 24:42-44. "Gone, but not forgotten."

Hensler. - Moses D. , son of Lewis C. and Sarah Hensler, was born in Holmes Co., Ohio, Nov. 8, 1857; died in Miami Co., Ind., Dec. 18, 1919; aged 68 y. 1 m. 10 d. On April 11, 1875, he was united in marriage with Margrate Gearhart. To this union were born 12 children, 5 of whom preceded him to the spirit world. His aged wife, 6 sons, and one daughter, one brother, one sister and a large number of other relatives are left to mourn his departure. Funeral services were held on the 24th at the Mennonite Church where a very large crowd of people had gathered to pay the last tribute of respect. Services conducted by E. A. Mast and Ben Kendall from Phil. 1:23.

Stuckey. Catherine Nafziger Stuckey was born in Huron Co., Canada, Sept. 28, 1841; died Dec. 10, 1919, in Cass Co., Mo., aged 78 y. 2 m. 12 d. She was married to Jacob J. Stuckey Nov. 7, 1869, who preceded her Jan. 7, 1915. To this union were born eight children, five of whom preceded her, three living (Joseph B., Mellie, and Drucilli). She united with the Mennonite Church at the age of 14 years and remained a faithful member to the end. She leaves 3 children, a brother (Benj. Naffziger), and a large number of nephews and nieces and two grandchildren. Funeral was held at Sycamore Church by L. J. Miller and I. G. Hartzler. Buried in the Clear Fork Cemetery.

Guengerich. - John P. Guengerich was born in Iowa Aug. 15, 1850; died at the home of Henry D. Miller in Stark Co., Ohio, Dec. 26, 1919; aged 68 y. 4 m. 11 d. He had cancer of the stomach, and was sick less than 4 weeks. He never complained of any severe pains. Funeral services were conducted at the Walnut Grove meeting house near Hartville, Ohio, by John Lapp and Josuah King. On Monday morning the body was shipped to Kalona, Ia., for burial (accompanied by Daniel B. Swartzendruber of that place). The deceased has never been married. He is survived by 2 brothers (Jacob D. and Samuel D.) and 1 sister (Mrs. John C. Gingerich). E. C. Beachy. Reeb. - Bro. Henry Reeb was born in Alsace-Lorraine March 19, 1853; died of a paralytic stroke at the home of his son Henry near Schickley, Neb., Dec. 31, 1919; aged 66 y. 9 m. 21 d. He was married to Catharine Bower. To this union were born 2 sons (Henry and Carl) who survive him. His wife preceded him to the spirit world 12 years. He leaves 2 sons, daughters-in-law, 2 grandchildren, 4 brothers, 2 sisters. In the year 1917 he united with the Mennonite Church, of which he was a faithful member until death. Funeral services were conducted by the home ministers.

"Dearest father, thous hast left us, Here our loss we deeply feel; But 'tis God that hath bereft us, He can all our sorrows heal."

Brubaker. - J. Vernon, infant son of Bro. Allen and Sister Barbara G. Brubaker, was born Sept., 16, 1919; died suddenly at the home of his parents near Deodate, Pa., Jan. 2, 1920; aged 3 m. 16 d. Death was caused by convulsions. He leaves to mourn for his early departure, his father, mother and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services at the home of his parents Jan. 4, by Bro. Noah Risser with further services at Risser's Mennonite Church by Bro. John G. Ebersole. Text, Mark 10:13-16. Remains were laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery.

"Gone to heaven is our darling. Gone to his bright home above He has left us here so lonely How we miss Vernon whom we loved." Aunt Rhoda.

Wenger. - Emma May Rudy, oldest daughter of Jacob and Mary Rudy, was born Nov. 20, 1885; died at her home near Dalton, O., Dec. 25, 1919; aged 34 y. 1 m. 5 d. She was married to Samuel Wenger Nov. 6, 1908. To this union were born 5 children (Willis, Wilma, Ruth, Ward and an infant babe). She was a faithful member of the Mennonite church and gave bright evidences of Christian fortitude. She leaves her kind and affectionate husband, five children, father, mother, 3 brothers, 3 sisters, and many relatives and friends. On account of a contagious disease in the home public funeral services could not be held. Short services were held at the home and at the Martin Cemetery Dec. 27 by I. J. Buchwalter in the presence of only a few relatives and friends. The grief-stricken family have the sympathy of the entire neighborhood.

Nussbaum. - Menas Nussbaum was born Sept. 26, 1894; died near Kidron, O., Dec. 18, 1919; aged 25 y. 2 m. 22 d. His death was caused by an accident while hauling logs. When unloading he slipped and fell and a log rolled from the wagon on him, striking his hip with such force that it was evident from the start that his recovery was doubtful. Altho he suffered great pain his mind was clear to the end and he earnestly prayed and bade good-bye to the family. At the age of 18 he joined the Swiss Mennonite Church. Altho young he went thru many trials and afflictions. He was buried Dec. 21, where a large concourse of people gathered to show their last tribute of respect. Services were held by C. N. Amstutb (Text, Prov. 27:1) and Jacob Nussbaum (Text, Eccl. 12:1). He leaves parents, 6 brothers, 5 sisters, and a host of relatives and friends.

Transcribed by Betty Ann Tyson, Massachusetts.

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Gospel Herald - Volume XII, Number 43 - January 22, 1920, - page 815

Dosch. -Sister Mamie, wife of Henry Dosch, daughter of Benjamin Keen, died Dec. 31, 1919. Besides husband and father, she is survived by two children, (Benjamin and Fern), also a step-sister (Ruth), and a step-brother (Clair). She was 38 years of age. Funeral services were held January 3, at the home conducted by Bro. J. C. Habecker. Burial at Paradise, Pa. Deceased was the teacher of the girls' primary department and will be missed by some 30 pupils whom she loved.
Supt. Columbia Mission.

Brunk. - Mary Shank Brunk died at her home in Waynesboro, Va., Nov. 30, 1919, of a complication of diseases. She was confined to her bed nine weeks. She was 68 years of age. For several years she was almost blind. Her husband preceded her in death thirteen years. One daughter and four sons survive. She was a member of the Mennonite Church since her youth. Funeral services at the Springdale Church, Dec. 2, by the brethren J. R. Driver and E. F. Heatwole. Text, Phil. 3:1. Interment in River View cemetery, Waynesboro.

Wenger. - Bro. David S. Wenger was born July 28, 1859, in Earl Township, Lanc. Co., Pa.; died Dec. 16, 1919; aged 60 y. He was never married and since about thirteen years of age he always lived on the same farm till the time of his death, where he was conducting a small store for many years. Altho bodily afflicted from childhood which left him in a weakened condition, he bore his sufferings with Christian fortitude. He was of a quiet but cheerful disposition, kind-hearted and upright, and was loved by all who knew him. He will be sadly missed in the home and community as well as in the church and Sunday school at Weaverland, where he was a faithful member for many years. He was sick only a very short time and very calmly passed away. One brother and three sisters survive him and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services at the house by Bishop Benjamin Weaver and Pre. John Souder. Burial in Sensenig's Cemetery.

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.

Wenger. - Benedict Wenger was born in Ontario, Canada, on August 7, 1848. He died at the home of his son, P. P. Wenger, Jan. 5, 1920, at the age of 71 y. 4 m. and 29 d. At the age of three years he came to Iowa with his parents and lived in Washington and Henry counties in the vicinity of Wayland all his life with the exception of one and one-half years spent in Colorado. On May 13, 1869, he was united in marriage to Magdalena Gingerich. To this union 7 children were born. Three children, two sons and one daughter, and their mother preceded him in death. The mother died on Dec. 2, 1903. He was married to Catherine Boshart on Jan. 15, 1905, who died Dec. 8, 1917. He leaves to mourn their loss three sons, one daughter, ten grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Kathie Miller, of Pulaski, Iowa, and a host of relatives and friends. He united with the Amish Mennonite Church in his youth and remained a faithful member to the end. The funeral was held Jan. 7, 1920, at the Sugar Creek Church and interment was made in the adjoining cemetery. The services were conducted by brethren Graber, Gerig, and Musselman.

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Gospel Herald - Volume XII, Number 44 - January 29, 1920 - page 831

Yantzi. - Murial, infant daughter of John and Katie B. Yantzi, was born Jan. 15, 1920; died Jan. 16, 1920. She is survived by father, mother and one brother. Interment in the Amish Mennonite Cemetery near Thurman, Colo.

Fisgus. - George Fisgus was born May 12, 1858, in Laporte Co., Ind., where he lived till 1903, when he moved to Elkhart Co., Ind. On Mar. 3, 1880, he was married to Sarah Pletcher. To this union was born one son (Irvin). He spent his life on the farm, a good neighbor and a congenial friend. On Dec. 18, he was stricken with paralysis to which he succumbed Dec. 27; aged 61 y. 7 m. 15 d. He leaves his companion, son, 1 brother and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services held at the Olive Church conducted by D. A. Yoder and C. A. Shank.

Stahl. - Angeline Stahl (nee Bleam) was born in Canada, Sept. 28, 1854; died of pneumonia Dec. 16, 1919; aged 65 y. 2 m. 18 d. She was married to Samuel Stahl Jan. 16, 1881, and lived in Michigan near Elmdale until death. She united with the Mennonite church a number of years ago and remained faithful ever since. She leaves husband, a foster daughter, 2 brothers, 1 sister, and a great number of relatives and friends. She was of a quiet, unassuming disposition, always interested in the welfare of others. Funeral services held at the Mennonite Church near Elmdale conducted by D. A. Yoder and Aldus Brackbill.

Cressman. - William R., son of Horace G. and Sallie (Springer) Cressman, died at the Sanitarium, at Hamburg, Jan. 13, 1920; aged 19 y. 1 m. 13 d. For some time the young man had been suffering with tuberculosis and his removal to the institution proved of no avail, and he passed peacefully away. Besides the parents, there survive the following brothers and sisters-Claude, Leroy, Catharine, Elura, Viola and Anna. The funeral was held Jan. 19 at the Souderton, Pa., Mennonite meetinghouse at 2 o'clock, where he had been a member for a few years. Services conducted by the home ministers, Jacob Moyer and Elmer Moyer.

Zimmerman. - Esther Jane, daughter of Bro. Jonas M. and Mary A. Zimmerman, was born near Mechanicsburg, Pa., Aug. 25, 1902; died Dec. 29, 1919; aged 17 y. 4 m. 4 d. Death was due to an abscess in her head. She is survived by her parents, three sisters. Three brothers preceded her to her heavenly home. She was a member of the Mennonite Church about 4 years. She was a regular attendant of Slate Hill Sunday school and we shall miss her very much also in Church and home as she was always active in her duties. Funeral services at Slate Hill Church Jan. 1 conducted by Simon B. Landis assisted by Ben. Zimmerman and Samuel Hess. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.

Landis. - Catharine H. Landis was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., June 16, 1843; died at her late home in Mechanicsburg, Pa, Jan. 8, 1920, of a complication of diseases; aged 76 y. 6 m. 23 d. Her husband, David N. Landis, preceded her in death 6 years. She leaves 2 sons, 1 step-daughter, and a number of grandchildren. She also leaves 2 sisters and one brother. She united with the Mennonite Church in early life and remained faithful until death. She was of a quiet unassuming disposition always concerned about the welfare of her children. Funeral services Jan. 10 at the Stumptown Church by Bros. Sanford B. Landis and David L. Landis. Interment in adjoining cemetery.

Stauffer. - Henry H. Stauffer was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Feb. 2, 1843; died at his home in Lititz, Pa., Dec. 30, 1919; aged 76 y. 10 m. 28 d. Oct. 14, 1879, he was married to Susan B. Harnish. To this union were born 3 sons and 1 daughter. One son preceded him in death. Death was caused by dilotation of the heart. He was the last of a family of 13 children. He was of a quiet, unassuming disposition, a kind father, a good husband, and a good neighbor. He leaves his widow, 2 sons and a daughter and 6 grandchildren. Funeral services in East Petersburg Mennonite Church Jan. 5 by Jacob Hershey, Noah Landis, and Frank Krieder. Texts, Rev. 3:11 and Jas. 4:14. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.

Shank. - Sophia, daughter of Pre. Michael W. and Nancy (Ramer) Shank, was born in Elkhart Co., Ind., Jan. 15, 1864; died at the City Hospital in La Junta, Colo., of bronchial pneumonia, Jan. 15, 1920; aged 56 years. In 1884 she came to Kansas and soon afterwards located with her parents near Garden City, Kans., where she remained until 1904, when she came to La Junta where she remained until her death. She was of an unusually mild and retiring disposition, but was ever ready to help those who were in need. She united with the Mennonite Church in 1885, and remained a faithful and consistent member until called to her reward. She leaves to mourn her departure, two brothers and four sisters, besides a number of other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were held Jan. 17 from the La Junta Mennonite Church, conducted by the Brethren, Allen H. Erb and Jacob A. Heatwole. Text, II Cor. 5:10. Burial in the East Holbrook cemetery. A Nephew.

Kennel. - Two brothers, Norman and Clarence, sons of Isaac and Priscilla, of Atglen, Pa. Norman died Dec. 20, 1919; aged 5 y. 3 m. 22 d. Funeral services at Maple Grove A. M. Church Dec. 23 conducted by Bro. A. B. Stoltzfus. Texts, II Sam. 2:23; Matt. 19:14. Clarence died Dec. 25, aged 2 y. 8 m. 13 d. The last week he suffered much but as he passed away he opened his eyes and smiled. Now their pains are all over. They leave to mourn their early departure parents and one little brother, Aquila. Funeral Dec. 27. Text, Isa. 11:6, latter clause.
"Yes happy are these little lambs
Of such the kingdom is;
The Lord our praise and thanks demands
Who made them heirs of bliss
He takes them home where pain and woe
Will ne'er disturb them more;
The thought is sweet that we may see
Them in that heavenly home."

Myers. - Samuel W. Myers was born in Putnam Co., Ohio, Dec. 6, 1855; died at his old home where he was born and always lived Jan. 11, 1920; aged 64 y. 1 m. 5 d. He retired in the eve in usual health and in the morning was found sleeping in the cold embrace of death. He leaves 3 brothers, 1 sister and many other relatives and friends. His parents, 2 brothers, and 2 sisters preceded him in death. He united with the Mennonite Church at about 15 and was a faithful member of Blanchard River Church until death. Bro. Myers was a man of a very quiet and unassuming disposition. Funeral services at the Forest Grove U. B. Church Jan. 14 by Moses Brenneman and Simon Shenk. Text, I Pet. 1:3, 4. Buried near the old home in the Myers Cemetery.

Stutzman. - Joseph Stutzman was born in Fairfield Co., Ohio, June 22, 1848; died Jan. 9, 1920, after a two weeks' illness of capillary bronchitis; aged 71 y. 6 m. 18 d. On Jan. 25, 1876, he was married to Anna Kurtz, who preceded him in death seventeen years. He is survived by 2 daughters (Ella Hartzler and Lydia Belle Miller), 7 grandchildren and two sisters (Lydia King and Sallie Byler). He was a faithful member of the Amish Mennonite Church, a kind father, a good neighbor, and an unselfish friend. During his sickness he left evidence of his hope beyond the grave and expressed a trust in his Savior. Funeral services conducted by J. J. Warye and S. E. Allgyer at Oak Grove Church. Interment in Hooley graveyard.

Greenwood. - Francis M. Lefever was born near Neffsville, Pa., June 12, 1851; died at her home near Norton, Kans., Jan. 13, 1920; aged 68 y. 7 m. 1 d. She was married to Lee Greenwood July 10, 1888. To this union were born 5 children (Lee, Noah, Frank, Grace, and an infant babe). She was baptized in the spring of 1874 at East Petersburg, Pa., Mennonite Church. She leaves a sorrowing husband, 1 daughter, 2 sons, brother, sister, and many relatives and friends. Funeral at the Brethren Church assisted by Bro. A. P. Becker, where the remains were laid to rest to await the resurrection. Although away from the church of her choice her desire was to walk in the old paths faithful to the end. She peacefully fell asleep in Jesus. Funeral conducted by J. F. Brunk, Peasbody, Kans.

Rohrer. - Isaac H. Rohrer was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Feb. 3, 1834; died Jan. 8, 1920; aged 85 y. 11 m. 5 d. He was a member of the Mennonite Church at Strasburg for many years, and as long as strength permitted his seat there was seldom vacant during church services. He leaves a sorrowing wife, 3 daughters, 4 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren; also one brother now in his ninety-first year. Altho blind for several years, and his mind at times gone, yet God revealed unto him that his end was near, and in his rational moments he prayed earnestly and longed for the time when he could go home to glory where sorrow and pain are not known. Funeral services at the home of his youngest daughter Jan. 10, by Bro. Christian Brubaker, and at Strasburg Church by Bro. Frank Herr. J. A. M.

Martin. - Barbara (Streicher) Martin was born Oct. 3, 1830, in Wellesley, Ont., died Dec. 27, 1919; aged 39 y. 2 m. 18 d. Dec. 10, 1903, she was married to Andrew Martin who with 5 children (Bertha, Grace, Gertrude, Christian, Christina), 2 sisters (Mrs. M. M. Zehr and Mrs. Herbert Publeo), father, 4 brothers (Noah, Leonard, Joe and Dave) and a host of friends are left to mourn her departure. One year ago she had an attack of influenza which developed into tuberculosis and was the cause of her death. She often exclaimed, "Oh, I am so tired, but I must also have my share of suffering but oh, how thankful I can be to the Lord that it is just a feeling of tiredness." She spent her hours in praying for her family and the last morning before she died she was very much concerned about them and the multitude in this world for which she loudly prayed. Funeral services at the church Dec. 30 by C. Noftzier in German (Text, Matt. 25-Her favorite chapter) and in English by Joe Zehr. Interment in Kirshnerville Cemetery.

Transcribed by Betty Ann Tyson, Massachusetts.


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