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Forrer. - Ralph Lavern Forrer was born at Dalton, O., Mar. 4, 1921, and died Mar. 25, 1921. Little Ralph is survived by his father and mother (Leroy and Hazel Forrer) one sister and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at residence in Dalton on Mar. 27. Interment in Martin Cemetery near Orrville, O. Services were conducted by I. J. Buchwalter. Text, Mark 10:16.
Summerfield. - Sister Eliza Summerfield of Wymer, W.
Va., died Mar. 7, 1921, at the home of her son, Bro. Solomon
As no family record was to be found her exact age can not be
but it is thought to be about 106 years. She died of cancer on
her head and of old age. She united with the Mennonite Church
a number of years ago and was a faithful member to the close of
her life. Services conducted at the home by the writer Mar. 9,
1921. Interment at Lambert Cemetery.
Rhine W. Bennre.
Transcriber's Note: "Bennre" as spelled in original.
Freed. - Harold, only son of Russell N. and Annie R.
Freed of Harleysville, Pa., died March 13, after a short illness
of diphtheric croup; aged 10 m. 28 d. Private services were held
Tuesday afternoon March 15, at the Franconia Mennonite Meeting
house. Remains were laid to rest in adjoining cemetery. Text,
"Sweet little darling light of the home,
Looking for someone beckoning come,
Bright as a sunbeam, pure as the dew,
Anxiously looking, parents, for you."
By his aunt.
White. - Sister Margie White of near Job, W. Va., died
Mar. 5, 1921; aged 15 y. 8 m. 27 d. She had been suffering from
tuberculosis since last summer. Just two days before passing away
she confessed Christ as her Savior and was received into church
fellowship by the writer. She was deeply interested in the Sunday
school at the Bethel Church and attended regularly. Her kind and
loving disposition won her many friends who deeply mourn their
loss. Her body was laid to rest in Hazelwood Cemetery. Funeral
services in charge of the writer.
Rhine W. Benner.
Maurer. - Barbara Gerig Maurer was born July 4, 1857, in Muelhausen, Alsace Loraine; died Jan. 15, 1921, at her home in Harrisburg, Oreg.; aged 63 y. 6 m. 11 d. She was married to Joseph Maurer Oct. 12, 1876. To this union were born 2 sons and 7 daughters. Two sons preceded her in death. She leaves husband, 7 daughters, 1 brother, and 10 grandchildren to mourn her departure. She united with the A. M. Church in her youth and remained a faithful member until her death. Funeral services conducted at the home by D. J. Kropf and at the church by D. J. Kropf, Fred Guengerich, and Daniel Erb. Interment in the Lebanon Cemetery.
Smith. - Sister Carrie Virginia Smith was born May 11,
1882; died March 14, 1921; aged 38 y. 10 m. 3 d. She united with
the Mennonite Church at the age of 15 years and remained faithful
to the time of her death. She died of a complication of diseases
and was sick but a few days. The news of her death was quite a
shock. She leaves a sorrowing father, mother, and a number of
relatives and friends to mourn her sudden departure. Funeral services
were held at the Stringtown Union Church near Laneville, W. Va.
Services in charge of the writer. Interment in cemetery about
1/4 mile distant from church.
Rhine W. Benner.
Martin. - Sarah Clemmer was born in Waterloo Co., Ont.,
Oct. 18, 1848; died near Stanton, Mich., at her home on Mar. 13,
1921; aged 72 y. 4 m. 23 d. In 1868 she was married to Josiah
Martin who preceded her three years ago. A good many years ago
they moved from Waterloo, Ont., to Iowa, then later to Stanton,
Mich. She leaves 9 children, 19 grandchildren, and one sister
who resides in Canada. All were present at the funeral. Services
in German by Pre. Jesse Bauman of Pennsylvania and in English
by Pre. Samuel Bollinger of Vestaburg, Mich. Interment at McBride's
Cemetery. Sweet be her peaceful rest.
Harnish. - David F. Harnish was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Aug. 9, 1836; died at the home of his daughter Feb. 19, 1921; aged 84 y. 6 m. 10 d. Death was due to general debility brought on by old age. He bore his suffering with patience; trusting in his Savior. In youth he gave his heart to God, united with the Church of God at Rohrerstown in young manhood's years. But being a lover of plainness, he joined the Mennonite Church of which he was a faithful member till his death, trying to follow the Lord blameless, ever ready to lend a helping hand where needed. He leaves 4 sons, 1 daughter, 14 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, 1 brother, and 1 sister. His wife and 1 daughter (Ida) preceded him in death. Funeral services were held on the 23rd at the Lancaster, Pa., Mennonite Church conducted by the Bros. D. N. Lehman and Daniel Gish, after which his body was laid to rest in the Rohrerstown Cemetery. Peace to his ashes.
Rutt. - Peter N. Rutt died suddenly and unexpectedly
Jan. 31, 1921, of neuralgia of the heart; aged 78 y. 8 m. 27 d.
There remain to mourn his departure 2 daughters, 5 grandchildren,
one brother, and a host of relatives and friends. His wife preceded
him in death. He was always ready to lend a helping hand when
needed. He was a kind father and a faithful member of the Mennonite
Church for many years. He never counted the Lord's work burdensome.
Although father has left us his influence will remain with us
and the memory of his beautiful life we shall ever cherish. Funeral
services were held Feb. 3 at Elizabethtown, Pa., Mennonite Church.
Burial in Bossler's Cemetery. Services conducted by Bros. Simon
Landis and Simon Garber. Text, Psa. 90:17.
"We miss thee, dear father,
We miss thee from this place,
We do not hear thy footsteps,
Nor see thy smiling face."
By a daughter.
Hartman. - Samuel, son of Adam and Elizabeth (Rainer*)
Hartman, was born in Ashland Co., Ohio, March 16, 1838; died at
his home near Elkhart, Ind., March 18, 1921; aged 83 y. 2 d. In
1849 he came with his parents to Indiana, where he was reared
to young manhood on the farm known as Hartman homestead. In 1860
he was united in marriage to Lydia Myers, who died two years later.
No children were born to this union. On June 26, 1864, he was
united in marriage to Christiana Holderman. To this union were
born four sons and three daughters. The widow with following children:
(Joseph, Christian, Elizabeth, Cornelius, Elias, and Emma) also
five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, remain to mourn
their loss; also a brother (Jacob). Samuel Hartman was a member
of the Mennonite Church and lived a life devoted to the interests
of his family and friends. It can truly be said of him, that a
good man has left us. Funeral services were conducted at the Yellow
Creek Church near Goshen, Ind., by the brethren, J. F. Funk and
W. B. Weaver.
[* Research note: Name is Ramer - tlm]
Miller. - Emma Miller was born Aug. 15, 1885, near Kalona,
Iowa; died at the home of her mother near Kalona, March 10, 1921;
aged 35 y. 6 m. 25 d. For the last eighteen years she suffered
much pain. Sixteen years ago she underwent a surgical operation,
and from that time on she has been confined to her bed a great
part of the time, the last year she was bedfast all the time.
On the 10th of this month she underwent a second operation, but
the shock was too great in her weakened condition. She united
with the Mennonite Church in her youth, and remained a faithful
member until death. She was a very patient girl and although at
times in great pain, she always had a pleasant smile for her visitors
and those about her. She had perfect trust in her Master. When
she was asked if she was afraid of the operation, she replied,
"No, I will leave all in God's hands." She leaves her
mother (Mrs. D. F. Miller), 2 sisters (Barbara Ellen and Mrs.
D. J. Fisher), 2 brothers (Mose and Alva), besides other relatives
and a host of friends.
"Dear Emma, you've suffered so much in the past;
The Lord has ended your sufferings at last.
We miss you so much, but we hope to prepare,
To meet you some day, in that home so fair."
Horst. - Bro. Peter Horst died March 4, 1921; aged 68
y. 6 m. 16 d. He was ailing more that three months. First he had
a cold and cough, followed by hemorrhage of the brain and several
strokes of apoplexy. Even after his mind was affected he very
much enjoyed the reading of the Gospel and the prayer and singing
held at the home for him and his beloved companion. He spoke to
his companion about how kind his dear Lord had been to him, and
how glad he was that he had accepted Christ in his young days.
He was a member of the Mennonite Church at least 41 years. We
have reasons to believe that he is sweetly resting in his heavenly
home. Funeral at the home by Bro. Henry Baer and at Reiff's Mennonite
Church near Cearfoss, Md., by Bros. George S. Keener and John
Grove. Texts, II Tim. 4:6,7; Psa. 4:8.
"When the holy angels meet us,
As we go to join their band,
Shall our loved ones greet us
In the glorious spirit land?
Shall we see the same eyes shining
On us as in days of yore?
Shall we feel the dear arms twining
Fondly round us as before?
Ever more the sweet thought lingers:
We shall know each other there."
Weber. - Elizabeth Weber was born Oct. 23, 1843; died
March 18, 1921; aged 77 y. 4 m. 25 d. She was united in marriage
to Henry Weber. This union was blessed with eight sons and two
daughters. The children were all present at her funeral but the
oldest who could not be there on account of sickness. She also
leaves one brother, 43 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren,
and a large host of friends and neighbors who cherish her memory.
The funeral was held at Allegheny Mennonite Church near Alleghenyville,
Pa., March 23, conducted by brethren Ben. Weaver, N. B. Bowman,
and M. G. Gehman. Text, II Tim. 4:7. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
She accepted Christ as her personal Savior in early life and lived
an exemplary Christian life until death. She had the pleasure
of seeing all her children unite with the church of her choice;
also all her grandchildren as they arrive to years of accountability.
She was a kind and loving mother especially concerned in the spiritual
welfare of those about her, no sacrifice being too great for her
to make for her family and church, and her helpful counsel and
kindly advice will be greatly missed. Although she has left us
and we see her no more, her influence will remain with us and
the memory of her devoted, patient life and teaching we shall
most tenderly cherish, hoping in God's own time to meet her again
in that better world where partings are unknown.
Transcribed by Kathy Sparr Mott, Indiana.
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Musser. - Lydia Musser was born March 1, 1856; died March 18, 1921; aged 65 y. 17 d. Sister Musser had made her home with her nephew. She had been a constant sufferer for some years. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church since childhood. Funeral services were held March 22, at Bowmansville, Pa., Mennonite Church by Bros. Benjamin Weaver and M. G. Gehman. Interment in adjoining cemetery. Peace to her ashes.
Brubacher. - Henry M. Brubacher was born July 4, 1860; died at his home at Kitchener, Ont., Mar. 27, 1921; aged 60 y. 8 m. 23 d. He was married to [--]ena Stauffer. Bro. and Sister Brubacher had spent the winter months in Florida returning home recently in apparent good health, but his life was very suddenly cut short by heart failure. Funeral at the First Mennonite Church conducted by David Wismer and U. K. Weber. Text, Job 22:21.
Transcriber's Note: Name of wife unreadable in original.
Reynolds. - Lydia Clara Reynolds, daughter of Levi and Sister Mary Reynolds of Hanover, Pa., died at the home of her parents March 7, 1921, after a brief illness from a complication of diseases, aged 25 y. 6 m. 20 d. Surviving her are her parents and 1 brother. She was a member of St. Matthew's Lutheran Church. Funeral services were held Friday, March 11, short services at the house and further services at the Lutheran Church conducted by Bro. Daniel Stump of the Mennonite Church and Pre. Ralph Bergstresser of the Lutheran Church. Text, Isa. 38:15. Interment in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
Cameron. - Annie, wife of Alexander Cameron and daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth Knotts Johnson, was born Aug. 5, 1862; died Mar. 25, 1921; aged 58 y. 7 m. 20 d. She is survived by her husband, Carrie Longanecker, Louella and William Cameron and a host of other relatives and friends. At the age of eighteen she united with the Mennonite Church and remained faithful until her death. In her last conscious moments she expressed her readiness to go and seemed anxious to meet the Lord. Because of the illness of one of the daughters the service was conducted at the home by E. D. Hess. Text, I Cor. 15:19. Interment in cemetery near the church.
Nair. - Robert Horst, only child of R. W. and Salome
M. (Horst) Nair, was born at 317 N. High St., Harrisonburg, Va.,
Mar. 19, 1921; died Mar. 22. His little form was laid to rest
in the Linville Creek Cemetery near Broadway, Va. No services
were conducted at the home, on account of the illness of the mother.
"A little bud to us was given
To claim a portion of our love,
It left us soon and went to Heaven
There to dwell in that home above."
Strickler. - Bro. David Henry Strickler died at his home in Hanover, Pa., March 7, 1921, after a brief illness of pneumonia; aged 45 y. 9 m. 19 d. He leaves a sorrowing widow an adopted son (Lawrence) 4 sisters, 1 brother, also a step-mother, 1 step-brother and a host of friends. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for many years, his seat being seldom vacant. He also served as sexton of the Hanover Church for many years. Funeral services March 10 with brief services at the house and further services at the Hanover meeting house conducted by Bros. Daniel Stump, Peter Shank, and Harvey Grove. Text, II Cor. 5:1. Interment in York Road Cemetery.
Ernst. - Mary Stutzman, wife of Bro. John Ernst, of Chappel, Nebr., went to her heavenly rest Mar. 15, 1921; aged 66 y. 9 m. There remain to mourn their loss a sorrowing husband, five daughters and one son, thirty-five grandchildren and one great-grandchild and many more relatives and friends. One son and one daughter preceded her to the spirit world. She united with the Mennonite Church in her youth and remained a faithful member doing what she knew for Jesus. She was a faithful, loving and devoted wife and mother for which she will be greatly missed in her home. Funeral services were held at the Mennonite Church at Chappel, Nebr., and were conducted by Bro. Nick Birkey, Thurman, Colo. Interment in cemetery adjoining Church.
Yoder. - David D. Yoder was born in Somerset Co., Pa., March 24, 1846; died at his home near Windom, Kans., March 23, 1921. He lacked one day of being 75 years old. In 1869 he was united in marriage to Fanny Miller. In 1875 he with his companion moved to La Grange Co., Ind., and in the spring of 1879 they moved to Kansas, being among the pioneer settlers. He and his wife were baptized into the Mennonite Church in 1874. They were among the first members of the West Liberty Church. The last years he spent much of his time in reading his Bible. Before he took sick he expressed a desire to go. The deceased is survived by his wife and 10 children (Charles, Abraham, Anna Parsons, Frank, Susie Brunk, Samuel, Ora, Sadie Zook, Saloma Showalter, and Edward); also 44 grandchildren, 4 brothers and 2 sisters. The cause of his death was pneumonia. He was bedfast nine days. His suffering was intense at times, but he endured it patiently. Funeral March 25 at the West Liberty Church conducted by Bro. D. H. Bender. Text, Psa. 17:15.
Horst. - Abram E. Horst was born Oct. 23, 1859; died
at his home near Clearspring, Md., March 20, 1921; aged 61 y.
4 m. 27 d. He was failing in health for nearly six months, but
only in bed four and a half days. He was married to Sister Fannie
Strite July 27, 1882. To this union were born ten children. Mother
died 20 years ago and also two children preceded him in death.
His last wife was Sister Anna M. Shank. They were married on March
19, 1903. To this union were born three children. He leaves a
sorrowing wife, 6 sons, 5 daughters, and 25 grandchildren. Father
was ordained a deacon twelve years ago and served his church faithfully
to the end. He is missed by his family, his church, and his neighbors.
When he gave us goodbye he expressed the hope that he would meet
us in heaven. He can not come to us, but we can go to him. Funeral
services March 23 at the house by Bro. Samuel R. Eby and at the
church by Bros. Henry Baer, G. S. Keener, and C. R. Strite. Text,
Heb. 11:8-10. Buried in graveyard adjoining.
"Father, dear, we all do miss thee,
Thou hast gone from us away
To rejoice with thy dear Savior,
In the realms of endless day."
Transcribed by Kathy Sparr Mott, Indiana.
Rohrer. - Edwin W., son of Pre. Michael Rohrer, was
born Sept. 2, 1846; died at Canton, O., aged 74 y. 5 m. 22 d.
He was the father of 13 children, 7 of whom together with 1 brother,
2 sisters, 34 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren, survive
him. His wife preceded him to the beyond about 10 years ago. Bro.
Rohrer was of late years an ardent and whole-hearted Christian,
worshiping with the congregation at the Mennonite Mission where
he was loved, and is now missed by all. Funeral services by P.
R. Lantz and N. E. Troyer. Interment in the Mission cemetery.
Transcriber's Note: "worshiping" as in original.
Moyer. - Sister Katie, wife of Titus Moyer, was born March 16, 1879; died in her home near Blooming Glen, Pa., March 19, 1921; aged 42 y. 3 d. She leaves the comforting hope that she was ready to depart from this world and to meet her blessed Savior on the other shore. She was liked and respected by all who knew her, having been of a quiet disposition and always greeted her many friends with a smile. She is missed in the church, of which she was a faithful member until death; in the Sunday school, having been an active worker therein for many years; but most of all in her own home. She leaves a sorrowing husband. Funeral services by Peter Loux and Frank Swartz at the home, and by A. O. Hiestand and Jacob Clemens at the Blooming Glen Mennonite Church. Text, Matt. 5:8.
Book. - Susan Book passed away March 30, 1921, at the
home of her daughter, Mrs. Ross D. Rowe, Strasburg, Pa.; aged
69 y. 7 m. 13 d. She was a member of the Mennonite Church. Her
husband preceded her seventeen years ago. She is survived by five
sons, 3 daughters, nine grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
She was stricken with paralysis seven years ago and since that
time had not been able to walk. She often expressed the desire
to walk, but was very patient during all her years of affliction.
Services held in the Strasburg Mennonite Church April 2 conducted
by Bro. Abram Metzler. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
"Mother's gone, her chair is vacant
And her face we see no more,
She has gone to dwell in heaven
All her sorrows now are o'er."
Lehman. - Levi B. Lehman was born Oct. 23, 1856; died
April 5, 1921, at his home at Pinola, Pa., from a short illness
of paralysis and grippe; aged 64 y. 5 m. 12 d. On Nov. 16, 1876,
he was married to Barbara Horst of Shippensburg, Pa., by whom
he is survived. He was a member of the Mennonite Church for many
years and was always an active participant in the work of the
church. The funeral was held April 8 with services at the Row
Mennonite Church in charge of the Brethren C. V. Martin and W.
W. Hege. Text Heb. 4:9. Interment in the cemetery adjoining.
"O the bliss of loved ones resting
By the crystal river bright;
'Neath the shade of trees immortal,
Where no shadows dim the light;
Resting, resting, sweetly resting,
Where no shadows dim the light."
Schrock. - Earl J., son of David M. Schrock, was born March 27, 1900, near Garden City, Mo.; died at his home March 31, 1921; aged 21 y. 4 d. He united with the Mennonite Church in 1915, and remained a faithful member until death. About three months ago he was afflicted with a severe attack of rheumatism, later developing into a complication of diseases which was accompanied with much pain and suffering, but he bore it all patiently. He was hopeful of regaining his former health if it was his heavenly Father's will; if not he was ready to go, and among his last words were these, "The Lord's will be done." He leaves father, mother, 2 brothers, 5 sisters, and 2 aged grandmothers, with many other relatives and friends, to mourn his early departure. The remains were laid to rest in the Clearfork Cemetery, on Sunday, April 3, where a large number had gathered to pay the last tribute of respect to the departed one. Funeral conducted by Bro. L. J. Miller from Psa. 103:15-17 and II Kings 20:1. Text chosen by the family.
Long. - Nancy Detwiler was born near Chambersburg, Pa.,
April 21, 1834; died at the home of her son, D. D. Long, March
30, 1921; aged 86 y. 11 m. 9 d. In 1854 she was married to John
N. Long. This union was blessed with 3 children, 2 of them preceding
her to the spirit world. In 1858, she with her companion joined
the Chambersburg Mennonite Church of which she was a faithful
member for 62 years. The last 35 years she lived in widowhood,
and the last five in entire deafness. Three months before her
death she suffered a paralytic stroke, after which she could not
articulate so that any one could understand, but with all this
she took her place at the family table until 2 days before her
death. We believe that if she had the power of speech, she might
have said, with Job of old, "I am old and full of days."
Beside one son, she is survived by 9 grandchildren, 6 of whom
are living at Sterling, Ill., also 20 great-grandchildren, also
by 1 sister, Lydia Detwiler. Funeral services at the house by
Daniel Kuhns, and at the Chambersburg Mennonite Church by Daniel
Kuhns and John Burkholder. Interment in the cemetery adjoining.
Rest in peace.
D. D. Long.
Yoder. - Susan Olspaugh Yoder was born near Canal Winchester, Ohio, March 19, 1837; died Apr. 24, 1921; aged 83 y. 10 m. 15 d. She leaves (by a former marriage) two sons (Samuel W., M. D., and Lewis J. Lehman) and their families; also one sister, living in Ohio. In the autumn of 1904 she was married to Pre. Samuel Yoder of Elkhart, Ind., who also survives her, together with a number of other relatives and friends. In the earlier years of her life she united with the German Reformed Church, and later united with the Mennonite Church, where she remained a faithful member to the time of her death, which came very peacefully, as she said, "I will soon fall asleep in the arms of Jesus." She was a good mother to her family, and a faithful companion to her husband. Funeral services on Apr. 6 at the residence of her son, Lewis J. Lehman, by P. Unzicker, and at the Prairie St. Mennonite Church by John F. Funk, A. B. Yoder, and George Lambert. Text, Rev. 14:13. Interment in the Prairie St. Mennonite cemetery.
Metz. - Jacob Metz was born Feb. 2, 1827, near Chambersburg, Pa.; died March 7, 1921, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Adam Baer, near Hagerstown, Md.; aged 94 y. 1 m. 5 d. He was united in marriage to Anna Ebersole Nov. 25, 1851, God granting them the privilege of living together 67 years. They lived 15 years near Chambersburg, Pa., 30 years near Winchester, Va., and the remainder of their days near Hagerstown, Md. To this union were born eight children. His wife, one son, and one daughter preceded him in death. Surviving are six children (Anna, Daniel, Jacob, Christian, Elizabeth, wife of Amos Eby, and Bertie (wife of Adam Baer); also 29 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. He united with the Mennonite Church many years ago and kept the faith until death. He left a bright testimony that he was ready and waiting to meet his Savior. Funeral March 10. Services at the house by Pre. Jacob Lehman of the Reformed Mennonites, at Reiffs Church by the Brethren George Keener, C. R. Strite and J. F. Bressler. Laid to rest in the cemetery adjoining.
Hodam. - Sarah E., daughter of Joseph and Anna Harshbarger,
was born April 1, 1844, in Augusta Co., Va.; died March 13, 1921;
aged 76 y. 11 m. 13 d. She was the youngest of 13 children, all
of whom have preceded her in death excepting one brother. In 1868
she moved to Livingston Co., Ill., and on Dec. 10 of the same
year she was married to James H. Hodam. In 1869 they moved to
Champaign Co., Ill., where they resided till 1899, when they moved
to Gilford, Ill. In 1903 her husband died. In 1917 she with her
daughter (Annie) moved to Rantoul, Ill. She was the mother of
seven children, 4 of whom are living (Robert M., Joseph A., Emma
E., and Mrs. Frank Chumbley). She leaves 10 grandchildren, a number
of nephews and nieces, and a host of friends. When a young girl
she united with the Mennonite Church. About 25 years ago she united
with the M. E. Church. She was always ready to do the service
of the Master. Funeral at the M. E. Church by Arthur A. Hienline.
Buried at Maple Wood Cemetery. Text, Rom. 8:38,39; Rev. 21:4.
By a Daughter.
Transcribed by Kathy Sparr Mott, Indiana.
Hess. - Evelyn Joye, daughter of Abram and Elva Hess, Hesston, Kans., was born Dec. 17, 1920; died of erysipelas, April 8, 1921; aged 3 m. 21 d. Funeral services were conducted by D. H. Bender. Text, II Kings 4:26. Interment in Pennsylvania cemetery.
Blough. - Anna Rummel Blough was born in Somerset Co.,
Pa., Nov. 28, 1845; died of cancer of the liver in Ionia Co.,
Mich., March 24, 1921; aged 75 y. 4 m. She was married to Cyrus
D. Blough in September, 1865. She was a faithful member of the
Church of the Brethren for many years. She leaves one son, one
daughter, one brother, one sister, eight grandchildren. The funeral
was held Mar. 26 at the Bowne Mennonite Church conducted by Elder
Peter Messner. Burial in the Mennonite Cemetery.
S. J. S.
Daughenbaugh. - Sister Eliza Daughenbaugh was born Sept. 21, 1843; died at her daughter's home, Louis Shope, Altoona, Pa., April 13, 1921; aged 77 y. 7 m. 22 d. There remain to mourn their loss seven children and thirty-five grandchildren. She took a hemorrhage at 4 P.M. while sitting on her chair peacefully fell asleep in Jesus the next morning 10 A.M. She was a faithful member of the Church. Funeral services were held at the Mennonite Gospel Mission conducted by Bro. Joseph M. Nissley. Text, Phil. 1:21. Interment Oak Ridge Cemetery.
Clouse. - William Clouse was born in Elkhart Co., Ind., April 13, 1855; died April 13, 1921; aged 66 years. He was united in marriage to Cora Chupp Oct. 18, 1890. To this union were born one son and two daughters. He united with the Mennonite Church in 1890 and remained faithful until death. He leaves wife, three children, an aged grandfather, five brothers, and two sisters. Funeral services were held at South Union Church and conducted by V. S. Stump and E. S. Mullet. We ask that the church remember Sister Clouse in prayer that God may sustain her in her bereavement. The sickness of her husband was such that he required much care, and now she has the continued care of an aged grandfather.
Brownsberger. - Samuel Brownsberger, youngest son of the late George Brownsberger, was born on the Snavely farm near Manheim, Pa., April 9, 1825; died near Markham, Ont., April 11, 1921; aged 96 y. 2 d. He came with his parents to Ringwood, Ont., when about one year old. He was married in 1848 to Fanny Burkhloder, to which union were born 7 sons and two daughters. He came into the Mennonite Church about 50 years ago and endeavored to hold fast his profession consistently all these years. While he was of a retiring disposition he always gave evidence of "delight in the law of God after the inward man." With the departure of our brother the last of the surviving Mennonite settlers who came to York county during the early part of the last century has passed away. Burial took place at the Wideman cemetery on the 11 inst. and was very largely attended. The services were conducted by L. W. Hoover and L. J. Burkholder.
Transcriber's Note: "Fanny Burkhloder", spelled as in original.
Blough. - Cathrine Eash Blough was born in Lagrange
Co., Ind., Feb. 28, 1854; died at her home in the city of Ionia,
Mich., April 6, 1921; aged 67 y. 1 m. 6 d. When sixteen years
of age she moved with her parents to Kent Co. Mich., later moved
to Ionia Co. She was united in marriage to Peter Blough April
26, 1874. To this union were born three children (Mrs. Mary Ann
Yoder, Mrs. Ida Dorr, and Raymond). Four years ago they sold their
farm and moved to Ionia City. She leaves husband, three children,
one sister, one grandson, and many relatives and friends. She
was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for thirty years.
There was a short service held at the home by Pre. Stressman of
Ionia, after which the remains were brought to the Mennonite Church
in Bowne where the funeral services were conducted by Aldus Brackbill
and Pre. Stressman. Texts, Eccl. 12, and II Tim. 4:7,8. Burial
in the Mennonite Cemetery.
S. J. S.
Yoder. - Donald Leroy, little son of Thomas and Effie
(Zook) Yoder, was born near Allensville, Pa., Dec. 6, 1918; died
March 18, 1921; aged 2 y. 3 m. 12 d. He had been afflicted with
eczema since he was about two months old. Just one week before
his death he was taken to a hospital in Philadelphia. But God
saw fit to take him out of this world of sorrow and suffering,
and we calmly submit to His will and say "Thy will be done."
One year previous to his death, the Lord saw fit to take his mother
home. What an allwise Father we have, that the child need not
be left without the tender hand of a mother to guide him through
life. Funeral services at the Allensville A. M. Church on Sunday
afternoon conducted by Bro. Joshua Zook. Text, Mark 10:13,14.
Laid to rest in the cemetery near by.
"Heaven retaineth now our treasure,
Earth the lonely casket keeps;
But thy memory will be cherished,
Till we see thy heavenly face."
Hartzler. - Homer Herman, little son of Levi and Maude
Hartzler, was born near Allensville, Pa., Apr. 1, 1916; died in
Huntingdon Hospital Mar. 19, 1921; aged 4 y. 11 m. 19 d. Following
attack of measles, an abscess formed in his head which caused
him severe pain. He was taken to the above hospital where an operation
was performed; but Meningitis developed, causing his death. God
saw fit to pluck this little flower and transplant it into the
"Another little flower has gone
To dwell with Him who gave.
Another little darling boy,
Is sheltered in the grave.
And God in mercy called him home,
To dwell in endless day."
The parents, one sister (Beatrice), one brother (Fred), four grandparents, besides many relatives and friends, are left to mourn their loss. Funeral services at the Allensville A. M. Church March 21, conducted by Bros. J. B. Zook and Eli H. Kanagy. Burial in cemetery near the church.
Seitz. - On April 14, just as the sun was sinking in
the west, the soul of one of our little boys took its flight to
a bright and better world. Norwood Seitz, age 7 years 11 months,
and 13 days, took sick the second of April. He had a leaking heart.
He suffered very much for eleven days, but in all his suffering
he was so patient. It was so hard to see him suffer. There was
so little we could do to relieve him. At noon he said he wants
to go to Jesus. Then he won't have any pain any more. A few minutes
before he passed over he said he wants to drink a cup of cocoa,
then he wants to go to sleep. We gave him the cocoa. He drank
it, and laid down and fell asleep in Jesus. While we lingered
around his little form cold in death, the words of David came
to our mind: "Lord, make me to know mine end, and the measure
of my days, what it is, that I may know how frail I am" (Psa.
39:4). The same evening Pre. D. N. Lehman came to the home and
conducted a short service in the presence of the workers and children
and a few of the neighbors, after which the undertaker took the
body to Lancaster, the mother desiring to have charge of it.
Transcribed by Kathy Sparr Mott, Indiana.