Gospel Herald - Volume XIII, Number 45 - February 3, 1921 - page 887, 888
Yoder. - James Howard, infant son of Jerry and Katie Yoder of Wolford, N. Dak., died Dec. 8, 1920; aged 1 day. He leaves father, mother, 1 sister and grandparents. Funeral services conducted at the home by J. C. Gingerich and E. G. Hostettler, after which the remains were laid to rest in the church cemetery. "Suffer little children to come unto me for of such is the kingdom of heaven."
Graber. - Francis Lydia, youngest child of John and
Delilah Graber, Wolford, N. Dak., died Nov. 27, 1920, aged 1 y.
8 m. 15 d. God wanted another jewel to decorate heaven. Death
was caused by bronchial pneumonia. She leaves father, mother,
3 brothers, 2 sisters, and others. Funeral conducted by Bro. L.
S. Glick of Surrey, N. Dak., on Nov. 29. Burial in the cemetery
"God need one more angel
Amid His shining band;
And so He bent with loving smile
And clasped our darlings hand."
Transcriber's Note: "Francis", as spelled in original.
Ernst. - Clifford Roy, son of Christian M. and Anna Ernst, O'Neill, Nebr., died Dec. 30, 1920; aged 4 m. 30 d. Little Clifford's sickness was of a few days only. He leaves his parents, 3 brothers (Lloyd, Kenneth and Lyal), both grandfathers and both grandmothers and ather relatives. Funeral services at the Pleasant Hill A. M. Church of Holt Co., Nebr., on Jan. 2, 1921, conducted by the brethren, John Bellar and C. K. Ernst. Buried in adjoining cemetery.
Transcriber's Note: "ather" relatives, as spelled in original.
Erb. - Orville Ray, son of Albert and Agatha Erb, Hadley, Minn., died Jan. 14, 1921; aged 27 d. The cause of his death was broncho-pneumonia. He leaves father, mother, 3 grandparents, uncles, aunts and other relatives. The remains were brought to O'Neill, Nebr., for burial. Funeral services at the house of Jacob Erb by Bro. C. K. Ernst, and at the Pleasant Hill A. M. church by the brethren, John Bellar and J. W. Oswald. Burial in adjoining cemetery.
Transcriber's Note: "broncho"-pneumonia, as spelled in original.
Yoder. - Drusilla (Miller) Yoder, wife of Dan Yoder, was born in Ohio, Dec. 27, 1880; died Jan. 11, 1921, at her home in Yamhill Co., Ore.; aged 40 y. 1 m. 14 d. She was a member of the Amish Church since girlhood and later a member in the Mennonite Church. She was married 17 years and was the mother of 11 children, 3 of whom are in the beyond. She leaves her husband and 8 children. The Lord comfort them.
Bollinger. - James Bollinger died of diphtheria croup at the home of his parents at Pond Bank, Franklin Co., Pa., Jan. 15, 1921; aged 7 y. 9 m. 29 d. Little James will be greatly missed in the Sunday school. He always had a smile for everyone and although young in years he was unusually bright in his studies in school. He is survived by his parents, 1 brother, and 1 sister. Funeral services conducted in the home, Jan. 16, by W. W. Hege. Text, II Sam. 12:23. Interment in the cemetery at Mount Alto.
Fridley. - Caroline Fridley was born April 14, 1844, near Hillsdale, Ind., Co., Pa.; died Dec. 24, 1920, near Rockton, Pa.; aged 76 y. 8 m. 10 d. She had been in failing health for some time but was only confined to her bed a few days before her death. She is survived by her husband, 5 sons, and 4 daughters. She was a member of the Mennonite Church for 23 years, during which time she remained faithful, attending church services whenever health permitted. Funeral services conducted at the Rockton Mennonite church by Bro. I. K. Metzler. Text, Jno. 11:25,26. Buried in the adjoining cemetery.
Rupp. - Noah, son of Peter Rupp, Garfield, Kans., (aged 53 y. 11 m. 8 d.) died Tuesday afternoon Nov. 16 at the home of his sister, Mrs. S. E. Arnold, in the country where he had been making his home. Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock he had been able to be up and around the place. The cause of his death was blood poisoning. Noah had been afflicted all his life, and was an old resident of Pawnee county. Besides his father and mother 2 sisters (Mrs. S. E. Arnold and Mrs. Lavina Payton) 2 brothers (Lee Rupp and Abraham Rupp). Funeral services in the home of Mr. and Mrs. S. E. Arnold, conducted by M. Keller. Burial in Pratt cemetery.
Transcriber's Note: Apparent survivors are not identified as such in original.
Neuhouser. - Christian, son of Peter and Lydia Neuhouser, was born in Allen Co., Ind., Feb. 16, 1889; died Jan. 13, 1921; aged 31 y. 10 m. 27 d. Bro. Neuhouser had been sickly from his youth. The last few years his health failed him so he was at home with the remainder of the family most of the time. He being the eldest of the sons yet living, the cares of the home were laid upon him, and his advice was much appreciated by his mother. He accepted Christ when but a young man, which was precious to him at the close of his life. He leaves his mother, 2 brothers, 2 sisters, and many relatives and friends. His father and 3 brothers preceded him to the spirit world. Funeral services at the Mennonite Church, Leo, Ind., on the 16th, by Jonathan Kurtz and Ben B. King.
Hartzler. - John C. Hartzler was born Dec. 20, 1858, in LaGrange Co., Ind.; died Jan. 13, 1921, at Ft. Smith, Ark.; aged 62 y. 23 d. In his youth he united with the Church but later apparently wandered into seclusion - until the last years, when he again desired to be taken into the fellowship of saints, made confessions, and expressed peace with God. He leaves a wife, 4 children, 1 sister, and 5 brothers. Services at Sycamore Grove Church, near Garden City, Mo., by I. G. Hartzler from Psa. 90. Interment at Clearfork cemetery.
Yoder. - Sister Sarah R. Yoder, daughter of Daniel K.
and Elizabeth Mast and widow of Pre. Lewis Yoder, was born in
Baltimore Co., Md., and died near place of her birth Dec. 8, 1921,
after a few days illness of pneumonia; aged 67 y. 11 m. 21 d.
More than 27 years ago death claimed the husband and father, and
15 years ago the oldest son was called from time to eternity.
She is survived by 2 sons, 3 daughters, 8 grandchildren, 2 brothers,
and 3 sisters. Funeral services were held Dec. 10, conducted by
Bishop John S. Mast of Elverson, Pa., and J. N. Mast of Leesburg,
Va., at the house, and at M. E. Church by J. S. Mast, C. Z. Yoder,
and J. L. James. Burial in Mennonite Cemetery, Long Green, Md.
"We miss you when the morning dawns,
We miss you when the night returns;
We miss you here we miss you there,
Dear mother, we miss you everywhere."
Transcriber's Note: Death date listed in original as Dec. 8, 1921 although the obituary is listed in February of 1921.
Roth. - Peter P., son of Peter and Catherine (Reacher)
Roth, was born in Alsace-Lorraine, France, May 6, 1845; died of
apoplexy at his home near Archbold, O., Jan. 18, 1921; aged 75
y. 8 m. 12 d. At the age of nine years he with his parents came
to this country and settled near Archbold, O. He remained in that
community until death. On Aug. 10, 1876, he was married to Barbara
Roth. To this union were born 2 sons and 2 daughters (Daniel P.,
Elmira O., Levi, who died in infancy, and Mrs. W. C. Rupp, who
have lived with and cared for father since the death of their
mother, Jan. 29, 1916). He leaves 1 son, 2 daughters, 2 sisters,
8 grandchildren, together with a large number of relatives and
friends. Funeral services at the Central A. M. Church near Archbold,
O., Jan. 21, 1921, conducted by Eli Rupp and S. D. Grieser. Texts,
Amos 4:12 and Matt. 24:42,44. Interment in Eckley cemetery.
S. D. Grieser.
Habermehl. - Barbara Ringler, wife of William Habermehl,
was born Oct. 24, 1852; died Dec. 11, 1920, at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. Jacob Sauder, Breslau, Ont.; aged 68 y. 1 m. 17
d. She was afflicted with heart trouble for several months. Six
days before her death bowel trouble set in and she suffered great
pain, but bore it all patiently. She was fully resigned to God's
will and longed to go home to be with Jesus. She leaves husband,
5 sons, 4 daughters, 38 grandchildren, 2 sisters, and 3 brothers.
We rejoice in a hope to meet her again. Funeral services were
held at the Shantz Church by Orphan Wismer and Manassah Hallman.
Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
"I'm going to live with the angels so fair;
I'll look for you children and wait for you there,
Where tears do not flow and where death cannot come,
Together we'll dwell in that beautiful home."
Miller. - Eli S. Miller was born near Springs, Pa., June 14, 1858; died Jan. 12, 1921, in the Western Maryland Hospital, Cumberland, Md., which he entered two days previous to be treated for heart trouble; aged 62 y. 6 m. 28 d. He was married to Kate Beachy Dec. 12, 1878, who, with the following children survives: Norman, Harry, Irvin, Eunice, Nannie, Tillie, and Mintie. He is also survived by 18 grandchildren, one brother (Simon S. Miller) and two sisters (Mrs. Moses Beachy and Mrs. Amanda Beachy). At the age of 17 he united with the Amish Mennonite Church and was a faithful member until death. His health had been failing for several years, but whenever his health permitted his place at church was never vacant. He took a very active part in Sunday school and young people's Bible meetings, being a teacher in Sunday school for many years. On account of sister Miller being unable to go to the church a funeral service was held at the home by Bro. Jonas B. Miller, and at the Amish Mennonite Church near Grantsville, Md., by the brethren, Noah Brenneman and G. D. Miller. Interment in Amish Mennonite Cemetery. "Thou shalt be missed, because thy seat will be empty."
Witmer. - Almeda Hallman, beloved wife of J. W. Witmer,
was born in Howick, Ont., and died in Petersburg, Ont., Nov. 28,
1920, in her 42nd year. She united with the Mennonite church when
yet in her teens and was a faithful member till death. She leaves
a deeply stricken husband, seven children (Vernon H., Luella Mae,
Grace Viola, Edward H., William I., John E., and Melvin C.) and
many relatives and friends. Morgan R. preceded her in death 2
years ago. Services were conducted at house and church by Bro.
Manasseh Hallman. Buried in adjoining cemetery.
"We think of her in silence,
No eye may see us weep;
But deep in our hearts concealed,
Her memory we will keep.
We miss her kind and tender voice,
Her fond and tender care;
Our home is dark, now, Mother,
We miss you everywhere."
Bender. - George Lewis Bender was born near Grantsville, Md., Feb. 2, 1867; died at Elkhart, Ind., Jan. 17, 1921; aged 53 y. 11 m. 16 d. He was converted in early manhood, united with the Mennonite Church and remained a faithful member until death. He was married to Elsie Kolb of Breslau, Ont., Oct. 21, 1896. To this union were born 6 sons and 2 daughters. He is survived by a deeply bereaved widow, 5 sons (Harold, Wilbur, Cecil, John, Robert), 2 daughters (Florence and Violet), 7 brothers (Daniel H., Jacob, Frederick, Charles, Samuel, John, and Edward), and many sympathizing friends.
Bro. Bender has been prominently connected with the work of the Mennonite Church for over thirty years. At the age of 18 he began his public career as a school teacher - teaching one year in Garret Co., Md., one year in Johnson Co., Iowa, and later taught a number of years in Elkhart Co., Ind.
From Iowa he came to Elkhart, Ind., where for a number of years he rendered faithful service in the Mennonite Publishing House. In 1890 he was chosen treasurer of the Mennonite Evangelizing and Benevolent Board of America, now Mennonite Board of Missions and Charities, and has ever since that time been a most important factor in the work of that organization. As Treasurer of the Board he rendered efficient service. But his work counted more than that of mere treasurer. His personality was of the pronounced positive kind, and the efficiency of the Board is due largely to his executive ability as a counsellor and active agent in promoting the interests of the cause to which he devoted his life. During the last few years he served not only as treasurer of the Board but also as financial agent and as treasurer of the Mennonite Relief Commission for War Sufferers. It was largely thru his instrumentality that the present Administration Building, official home of the General Mission Board, was erected. Besides his connection with the Mission Board, he served as a deacon in the church since his ordination to that office in 1907.
For several years he has suffered from ill health. Parkinson's disease settled upon his vitals, and his days were numbered. All that human hands could do to relieve him would not avail. He spent several months in hospitals where it was hoped that at least some relief might be given - and while there was relief to an appreciable extent, the disease was not stayed. About a week before he died he was stricken with pneumonia, which hastened his end. His passing away is sincerely mourned by the whole Church which feels that a very useful servant has been promoted to a higher world.
The funeral services at the Elkhart Mennonite Church were largely attended. There were those present from Canada, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Kansas, Illinois, as well as a large concourse of people from the surrounding community. Funeral services were conducted at the home by J. K. Bixler and at the Church by Bro. D. D. Miller, president of the Mennonite Board of Missions and Charities, assisted by W. B. Weaver, while Brethren C. Z. Yoder and J. F. Funk conducted services with an overflow meeting in the basement. Text, II Tim. 4:6-8. Buried in Prairie Street Cemetery.
Transcribed by Kathy Sparr Mott, Indiana.
Gospel Herald - Volume XIII, Number 46 - February 10, 1921 - page 918, 919
Eash. - Erma Catharine, daughter of Harry and Fannie Eash, was born near Holsopple, Pa., June 19, 1919; died Jan. 8, 1921; aged 1 y. 6 m. 19 d. Funeral services at the Blough church on the 10th conducted by L. A. Blough and E. J. Blough. Buried in cemetery near the church.
Smeltzer. - Kenneth Lamar, infant son of Clarence and Minnie Smeltzer of Wakarusa, Ind., died Jan. 29, after an illness of nine days of bronchitis and heart trouble, aged 26 days. He came to brighten the home but only budded on earth to blossom in heaven. He leaves his loving parents, one brother, one sister, grandparents, and many relatives. He was preceded in death by a brother. Funeral at the home, conducted by Bro. Silas Weldy. Text, I Sam. 20:3.
Yoder. - Rosella, infant daughter of Bro. and Sister
E. A. Yoder of Garden City, Mo., died Jan. 25, 1921, aged 5 d.
She leaves father, mother, 2 sisters, a brother, besides a host
of other relatives. Services in the home by I. G. Hartzler. Text,
Mk. 10:13-16. Interment in Clearfork Cemetery.
"God needed one more angel,
Amid His shining band;
And so He bent with loving smile,
And clasped our darling's hand."
Shantz. - Cleason Shantz was born July 28, 1870. He was converted in his youth and united with the Mennonite Church, of which body he was a member till deathh. He united in matrimony with Maria Shantz, Dec. 19, 1894. They were blest with 6 children of whom 2 preceded him, leaving the widow, 2 daughters and 2 sons, but we trust, not as such that have no hope, as he expressed himself as ready to depart if God saw fit. Died Dec. 8, 1920; aged 50 y. 4 m. 10 d. Services at the Waterloo Mennonite Church, conducted by Manasseh Hallman and Jonas Snider.
Transcriber's Note: "deathh" as spelled in original.
Brunk. - Gabriel H. Brunk died of pneumonia at his home near Harrisburg, Pa., Jan. 18; aged 57 y. 6 m. 13 d. He spent nearly his whole life in Rockingham Co., Va. He moved to Pennsylvania less than a year ago. He had been afflicted with heart trouble for a number of years, which no doubt hastened his death. He confessed Christ in his youth and united with the Mennonite church, but later he changed his church home and at the time of his death was a member of the M. E. Church, South. A brief service was held at his home, after which his body was brought back to Rockingham, Va., for burial. Funeral services were held at the Mt. Horeb U. B. Church on the 21st conducted by R. L. Entsler and J. W. Stearn. Buried in the cemetery near by.
King. - Loren Ellis, son of Amos S. and Nannie J. King,
was born near Bellefontaine, Ohio, Sept. 20, 1896 died Jan. 22,
1921; aged 24 y. 4 m. 2 d. Nine days prior to his death, he became
seriously afflicted with appendicitis, and after the first operation
he apparently was doing well; but when the second became necessary
his condition was extremely serious. He however rallied for a
few hours and was conscious until near the last. He realized the
end was near, for which he was ready. He accepted his Savior at
the age of 14, united with the Mennonite Church, and remained
faithful to the end. Loren was always found with a smile and showed
a readiness to always favor others. He leaves father and mother,
2 sisters (Anna and Vernaine), 2 brothers (Paul and Emmet), and
a host of friends and relatives.
"Dearest brother, thou art resting,
On the lovely Savior's breast,
Where the wicked cease from troubling,
And the weary are at rest."
Funeral services were held at South Union Church Tuesday forenoon at 10 o'clock in charge of Bros. S. E. Allgyer and J. B. Hartzler. Burial in the South Union Cemetery.
Blosser. - Anna Salome, daughter of Linden and Hattie Blosser, died of pneumonia, after about ten days' illness, Jan. 26, 1921; aged 5 y. 7 m. 14 d. She leaves father, mother, 3 brothers (Ira, Monroe, and Titus), 2 sisters (Goldia and Eva), and 2 grandmothers. One brother preceded her to the spirit world. Funeral services at Yellow Creek Church, Elkhart Co., Ind., conducted by Martin and William Ramer. Text, Luke 18:15-17. Burial in adjoining cemetery.
Livengood. - Wm. C. Livengood was born July 28, 1845; died at his home in Springs, Pa., Jan. 23, 1921; aged 75 y. 5 m. 24 d. He leaves his wife, 2 sisters, 2 sons (Wilbert and Lloyd), 3 daughters (Mrs. J. J. Otto, Mrs. Harry Weller, and Mrs. P. M. Connor), 19 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Bro. Livengood was a faithful member of the Mennonite Chuch, having been the first S. S. Superintendent of the Springs Mennonite S. S., serving in this capacity for ten or eleven years. Eternity only can tell the results of the seed sown by our departed brother in this capacity. Whenever health permitted his place at church was never vacant. Funeral services conducted in the Springs Mennonite Church by Brethren G. D. and N. E. Miller. Interment in the Springs Cemetery.
Transcriber's Note: "Chuch" as spelled in original.
Leaman. - Clarence R., youngest son of Bro. Aaron B.
and Sister Maud D. (Rowe) Leaman, was born near Mechanicsburg,
Pa., Aug. 27, 1912; died Jan. 15, 1921, in the Lancaster General
Hospital, from peritonitis following an operation; aged 8 y. 4
m. 18 d. Besides his parents, he is survived by one brother, Paul
R. An infant sister, grandma, and an aunt preceded him to the
home beyond. Funeral services were held from the home of his parents
privately, Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 18, followed by public services
in Mellinger's Mennonite Church by Bro. Sanford Landis. Text,
Job 14:1,2. Buried in adjoining cemetery.
"However painful it may be,
To know that his is gone;
The thought is sweet that we may see
Him in that heavenly home."
Rickert. - Catharine, daughter of Abraham and Mary Rickert, was born May 7, 1850, in Medina Co., Ohio; died Jan. 1, 1921; aged 70 y. 7 m. 24 d. Early in life she became a member of the Wisler Mennonite Church and remained a faithful member until death. Six years ago last May she was stricken with paralysis, suffering several strokes at that time and a third one last fall. The last ten weeks she had been confined to her bed at the home of her sister, Mrs. A. H. Rohrer where her life came to a very peaceful end. Two brothers and one sister preceded her in death; three brothers and three sisters survive her. They are Pre. Allen Rickert, Henry Rickert, Abe Rickert, Mrs. Barbara Rohrer, Mrs. Mary Gable, and Mrs. Amelia Kindig. Funeral services at the Mennonite Church southwest of Wadsworth, Ohio, the brethren, Abram Good and Moses Horst officiating. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
Kendig. - Sister Mary Shank Kendig was born Oct. 7,
1867, near Lancaster, Pa.; died Dec. 26, 1920; aged 53 y. 2 m.
19 d. Her death occurred a few days after a serious operation
at the Lancaster General Hospital. In 1887 she was united in marriage
to Martin K. Kendig who preceded her in death 16 years. She was
a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for many years. She
leaves one daughter (Lydia with whom she resided) and one grandson.
Funeral services at the Millersville Mennonite Church Dec. 30,
1920, conducted by Bros. Daniel Lehman and Aaron Harnish, after
which the body was taken to the Landis Valley Cemetery for interment.
She was a kind, devoted mother and will be greatly missed.
"A place is vacant in our home,
A voice familiar heard no more,
But over on the other side
A beckoning hand invites us o'er."
Stutzman. - Jacob J. Stutzman was born in Somerset Co.,
Pa., July 30, 1843; died near Crystal Springs, Kans., of heart
trouble, Jan. 14, 1921; aged 77 y. 5 m. 14 d. He was married to
Elizabeth Keim Sept. 8, 1867. To this union were born two children
- one daughter (Maryann) who died July 20, 1888, and one son (Andrew
Jacob) living near Crystal Springs. He leaves his wife, 1 son,
9 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. He was ordained to
the ministry on May 28, 1883. He was a faithful member of the
Amish church, always doing what he could for the cause of Christ.
Funeral services were held at the Crystal Springs Mennonite Church
Jan. 16 by J. J. Zimmerman. Text, Matt. 13:43. On Monday the remains
were taken near Conway Springs, Kans., where further services
were conducted by Crist Troyer and John Zimmerman. Buried in the
By a granddaughter.
Smeltzer. - Jacob Y. Smeltzer was born in Olive Twp., Elkhart Co., Ind., March 18, 1853. On Wednesday, the 12th, he was at his work as usual, but Wednesday evening he suddenly took sick of strangulation of the intestines. He grew worse and on Sunday was taken to the hospital where an operation was performed. But all that could be done seemed of no avail. He died Monday morning, Jan. 17, 1921; aged 67 y. 9 m. 29 d. On March 11, 1877, he was united in marriage with Elizabeth Culp. Surviving him are his wife, 3 sons (Warren, Carlton, and George), 2 daughters (Edna and Mrs. Elva Black), 4 grandchildren, 3 brothers and 4 sisters. His daughter, Carrie, preceded him to the spirit world. Bro. Smeltzer united with the Mennonite Church in June, 1879, and remained a consistent member until death. Funeral services Jan. 19, at the Prairie Street Mennonite Church, Elkhart, Ind., conducted by J. F. Funk and J. S. Hartzler.
Witmer. - Lizzie F., widow of Jacob E. Witmer of Lancaster
Co., Pa., was born Dec. 30, 1864; died Jan. 22, 1921; aged 56
y. 23 d. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for
many years. She leaves 4 children, (Clair H., Suie E., Arthur
G., and Anna E.), 2 sisters, 3 grandchildren, and a host of relatives
and friends. She was of a kind and cheerful disposition and loved
by all who knew her. Funeral services Jan. 25, 1921, conducted
by Bros. Christian Brubaker and Frank M. Herr at Willow Street
"Now your hands are folded, mother,
Of toil they did their share;
While our hearts were young and tender,
How you watched with loving care.
How we miss your gentle footsteps,
Oh, we miss your loving smile;
But we're glad 'tis not forever
We are only parted for a while."
Marner. - Ralph Glen, son of J. G. and Elizabeth Marner,
was born May 6, 1906, in Johnson Co., Iowa; died Jan. 25, 1921,
at the home of his parents; aged 14 y. 8 m. 19 d. He leaves father,
mother, 4 brothers, 2 sisters, and a host of relatives and friends
to mourn his early departure. Ralph was an obedient and helpful
boy in the home, much concerned about the farm in general and
things concerning the home. He was baptized and received into
the Mennonite Church just previous to his deathh. His testimony
was of such a nature that the bereaved family have the full assurance
that he is safe in glory. His death was caused by a severe attack
of appendicitis, was operated on Jan. 1 but peritonitis had already
set in. The day before his death he made the remark to his family,
"Don't weep for me any more." Funeral services held
at Lower Deer Creek Church conducted by J. L. Hershberger and
J. Y. Swartzendruber.
"We miss you when the morning dawns,
We miss you when the night returns,
We miss you here, we miss you there,
Dear Ralph, we miss you everywhere."
Transcriber's Note: "deathh" as spelled in original.
Hartzler. - Archie D. Hartzler was born at Allensville, Pa., Jan. 29, 1893; died in Chicago Jan. 18, 1921; aged 27 y. 11 m. 11 d. He was married to Lola I. Berry July 27, 1919. At an early age he united with the Mennonite Church and remained faithful to the end. While in school he volunteered for more definite Christian work. He completed at Goshen College, a course of study and later entered a medical school in Chicago as further preparation for medical missionary work. While in Chicago he attended services at the Home Mission and took active part in the Sunday school and other lines of activity. His strong Christian character and kind disposition were an inspiration to those with whom he came in contact. He leaves his wife, father, mother, 2 brothers, 2 sisters, and many relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at Zion Mennonite Church near Bluffton, Ohio, by A. H. Leaman of Chicago, assisted by Noah Blosser of Rawson, O. Text, John 11:28. "The Master is come and calleth for thee." Remains were laid to rest in adjoining cemetery.
Huber. - Elizabeth K., beloved wife of Levi B. Huber,
Landis Valley, Pa., died Jan. 18, 1921. Her death occurred at
the Lancaster General Hospital, after a brief illness from a complication
of diseases. Her age was 57 y. 10 m. 15 d. She was a member of
the Mennonite Church since girlhood, and lived a consistent life
until her death. She leaves husband, 3 daughters, 5 sons, 7 grandchildren,
her aged mother, 2 sisters, and a half-brother. Funeral services
on Jan. 21, at Landis Valley Church, conducted by Bros. Noah Landis
and John Lefever. Burial in adjoining cemetery.
"We have lost our darling mother,
She has bid us all adieu;
She has gone to live in heaven
And her form is lost to view.
Oh, that dear one, how we loved her!
Oh, how hard to give her up!
But an angel cam down for her
And removed her from our home;
But we hope to meet our loved one
On that bright and happy shore."
Heatwole. - Fannie A., widow of the late Pre. Jos. F. Heatwole, died of pneumonia and heart trouble, Jan. 18 at the home of her nephew and niece, Bro. and Sister Ira Showalter near Harrisonburg, Va., where she had gone to spend a short time; aged 70 y. 8 m. She was sick only four days. She confessed Christ as her personal Savior in early life and united with the Mennonite Church of which she was a faithful member for over half a century. On Dec. 1, 1870, she was united in marriage with Bro. Heatwole who was called to the ministry July 25, 1880, with whom she labored, faithfully performing the part of a minister's wife for over thirty years; at one time laboring with him in the W. Virginia mission for seven months. By her kind acts and deeds of love and mercy she made many friends by whom she will not soon be forgotten. She served as an active deaconess in the church in the Middle district for a number of years. In the demise of Sister Heatwole the family has lost a kind mother, a bright example to follow; the church a devoted member, the community a kind and respected neighbor. She was the mother of four sons: Bishop Jacob A., of LaJunta, Colo., John E. of Harrisonburg, Pre. Melvin J. and Deacon Enos E. Heatwole of Dayton, Va., and Annie Coakly of Dayton and Ina Rhodes of Hinton, Va. Funeral services were conducted at the Bank Church on the 15th in the presence of a large audience by Bros. L. J. Heatwole and J. L. Stauffer. Text, Luke 27:28. Her body was laid to rest in the cemetery near by, by the side of her departed husband.
Transcribed by Kathy Sparr Mott, Indiana.
Hartsock. - Emma Louise, infant daughter of William and Pearl Hartsock, was found dead of inward spasms on the morning of Feb. 3, at their home in Pond Bank, Pa. She was aged five weeks and is survived by her parents and one brother. Funeral services were held at the home on Feb. 4 conducted by W. W. Hege from Isa. 40:11. Interment at Pond Bank.
Schott. - Catherina Giengrich was born Nov. 13, 1835, in Waterloo Co., Ont.; died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. I. Buerge, east of Jasper, Mo., Jan. 28, 1921; aged 85 y. 2 m. 15 d. Death was due to hardening of the arteries. In 1853 she was united in marriage with John Schott, who preceded her in death 42 years. In 1879 she with her children moved to Osceola Co., Mich., where she lived until 1884, when she came to Missouri, which was her home until death. She was converted at an early age, later joining the Holdeman Mennonite Church, of which she was a member till death. She was the last of a family of eight. She leaves one son, Jacob, beside the daughter with whom she lived; also 6 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.
Transcriber's Note: "Giengrich" as spelled in original.
Eiman. - Rosina Kipfer was born Nov. 5, 1837, and died
at Baden, Ont., Jan. 10, 1921. She was united in marriage to Joseph
Kennel Sept. 30, 1862, which union of 29 y. 5 m. 27 d. was blessed
with 10 children, 4 preceding her. She lived in matrimony for
the second time for about four years with John Eiman. Lived as
widow about 25 years. Died Jan. 10, 1921; aged 83 y. 2 m. 5 d.
She leaves 3 sons, 3 daughters, 24 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren,
2 brothers, and many friends and relatives. The funeral took place
from the residence of Jos. Boshart on Jan. 14, to the Amish Mennonite
Church, St. Agatha for services. Services conducted by Bro. C.
Gasho at the house (Text, Psa. 90) and at the church by Bro. D.
Steinman (Text, Rom. 8:1) and Bro. Chr. Litwiller (Jno. 5:25-29).
"Mother, thou art sweetly resting,
Gone from all thy toil and pain;
Far from earth and all its wrestling
Thou didst now thy crown obtain."
High. - Jacob K. High was born in Lincoln Co., Ont. He was a son of Daniel High, one of the former ministers of the Mennonite Church in this district. He resided on the homestead all of his life and there passed away Dec. 11, 1920; aged 81 y. 9 m. 21 d. A brother, Benjamin, and two daughters, Lucetta, wife of Brother L. J. Burkholder of Markham, Ont., and Cora B., wife of Clayton W. Culp, residing on the homestead, at the home the father died. He with his companion, who preceded him in death, were converted over thirty years ago. He seemed always to enjoy his Christian life and his Christian character was recognized in all his associations with men. He was esteemed as a friend and neighbor, and his kindly disposition won friends wherever he went or was known. His presence in the neighborhood will be greatly missed. His brief illness was due to heart failure. Funeral services were conducted at the home and at the Mennonite Church at Vineland on the 14th. Services conducted by S. F. Coffman. Text, I Cor. 15:53. Interment in the Mountain burying ground near Campden, Ont.
Metzler. - Christian Metzler died at his home near Kinzer,
Pa., Thursday afternoon, of a complication of diseases; aged 70
y. 3 m. 21 d. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church
nearly all his life and was loved by all who knew him. His place
at church was seldom vacant when health permitted. His suffering
was at times intense but was willing all his pain to bear, for
his trust was placed in Jesus. He longed to go to his eternal
home and often exclaimed "The Lord's will be done."
He was preceded in death by an infant son. He leaves a loving
wife, 6 sons, 4 daughters, 39 grandchildren, 1 brother, 2 sisters.
The funeral was held at the Hershey church Feb. 7, 1921 by the
brethren, Abram Martin and John B. Senger. Text, Rev. 21:4. Buried
in the adjoining cemetery.
"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.
Six long months thy sufferings lasted
Meekly thou didst bear then all;
Didst not murmur in impatience
But awaited God's last call."
Transcribed by Kathy Sparr Mott, Indiana.
Gospel Herald - Volume XIII, Number 48 - February 24, 1921 - page 951, 952
Brand. - Howard, son of Ezra Brand, was born Aug. 5, 1905; near Ashley, Ind.; died Feb. 8, 1921; aged 15 y. 6 m. 3 d. Funeral services were conducted Feb. 10, by Ben B. King.
Eash. - Annie Taylor Eash died Feb. 9, 1921; aged 52 y. 9 m. 7 d. She was married to Jacob M. Eash June 24, 1883, and is survived by her husband, two adopted children, and many friends. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for many years. Funeral services at the Pleasant Grove Mennonite Church, near Salix, Pa., Feb. 13, 1921, conducted by E. J. Blough assisted by others. Text, James 4:14.
Zehr. - Bro. Michael B. Zehr was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., Mar. 2, 1845; died Dec. 29, 1920; aged 75 y. 9 m. 27 d. On Oct. 26, 1869 he was married to Elizabeth Oesch who predeceased him June 8, 1914. One son was born to this union. On Mar. 20, 1915 he was married to Nancy (Jantzi) Schmidt who survives. Funeral services at the home conducted by John Kuepfer and Solomon Kuepfer. Burial in cemetery near Wellsley.
Mayer. - Bro. Christian Mayer was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., Jan 18, 1855; died Jan. 11, 1921; aged 65 y. 11 m. 23 d. Sept. 10, 1879 he was married to Barbara Spenler. To this union were born 1 son and 3 daughters. The son predeceased him in infancy. He leaves his bereaved widow, 3 daughters, 9 grandchildren, 2 brothers, and 1 sister. Remains were laid to rest at Steinman's cemetery, followed by a large concourse of relatives and friends. Services conducted by Bros. D. H. Steinman and Christian Gascho.
Buckwalter. - Susan K., widow of Henry L. Buckwalter,
was born Jan. 29, 1851; died Jan. 21, 1921, at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. Elias K. Lefever, near Witmer, Pa., of pneumonia
after a week's illness. Her husband died a little less than a
year ago from the same disease. She was a faithful member of Mellinger's
Mennonite Church for many years, also Sunday school teacher. She
is survived by 6 children, 15 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild.
A son preceded her to the spirit world 19 years ago. Funeral services
held Jan. 26, at Mellinger's Church by the brethren, David Landis
and John Mosemann.
"Weep not that her toils are over,
Weep not that her race is run;
God grant that we may rest as calmly
When our work, like hers, is done."
Jantzi. - Sister Nancy Shultz, was born June 12, 1867; died Jan. 19, 1921; aged 53 y. 7 m. 7 d. She united with the A. M. Church in 1883. She was married to John B. Jantzi on Nov. 4, 1890. To this union were born 3 sons and 1 daughter. She leaves her husband, 3 sons, 1 grandson, an aged mother, 4 brothers, 3 sisters. Her daughter and 1 grandchild preceded her. Interred at Wilmont Center cemetery. Services were conducted by Bros. D. H. Steinman, Chr. Zehr, and Christian Gascho.
Swartz. - Marion Steman, oldest son of C. Sherman and
Lydia Swartz, was born July 18, 1910; died at the City Hospital
in Lima, Ohio, Feb. 4, 1921; aged 10 y. 6 m. 17 d. He leaves his
parents, two brothers, two sisters, four grandparents, and many
relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Salem
Church Feb. 7, by Andrew Brenneman, J. M. Shank, and Ben B. King.
"Alone unto our Father's will
One thought hath reconciled;
That He whose love exceedeth ours
Hath taken home His child."
Aikin. - Barbara (Stoltzfus) Aikin died Jan. 18, 1921, of pneumonia and other complications, following an operation in a hospital in Joplin, Mo. She was the daughter of Simeon and Magdalena Stoltzfus and was born in Lewisburg, Pa., July 13, 1869. She came to Kansas with her family in November, 1884, and was married to Cyrus F. Aikin at Herrington, Kans., March, 1889. She was a faithful member of the Christian Church, having joined early in life. The surviving relatives are her two sons, (Albert and Roy), one sister (Mrs. Susanna Kennel), three brothers (David, E. H., and C. H.).
Gingerich. - Catharine Hershberger was born in Wayne
Co., Ohio, April 13, 1865; died Dec. 24, 1921; aged 55 y. 5 m.
13 d. In early life she became a member of the Amish Mennonite
Church and remained a faithful member. She was married to Abraham
Hershberger Dec. 14, 1891. To this union were born 3 sons. One
son preceded her in death. She leaves husband, 2 sons, and a host
of relatives and friends. She was a devoted mother and will be
"A place is vacant in our home,
A voice familiar heard no more;
But over on the other side,
A beckoning hand invites us o'er."
By a sister.
Transcriber's Note: Death date listed in original as Dec. 24, 1921 although the obituary is listed in February of 1921.
Stoner. - Mary K., wife of Albert M. Stoner, Bainbridge, Pa., was born April 8, 1880; died Feb. 8, 1921; aged 40 y. 10 m. Death was due to apoplexy, after a short illness. She was a member of the Mennonite church for a number of years and remained faithful until death. She leaves her husband and the following children: Anna, wife of Levi W. Ebersole, Elva, Menno, Mary, Paul, and Andrew at home. Her mother, Mrs. Annie Kraybill, and two sisters, Mrs. Phares Miller and Mrs. Edwin Souder, also survive; also one brother (Irvin). Funeral services were held at Good's Mennonite Church Feb. 11, by Bros. Simon Garber and John Landis. Text, Psa. 103:14. Interment in Good's Cemetery.
Baecher. - Fannie (Stalter) Baecher was born near Flanagan, Ill., Apr. 18, 1874; died at her home near Eliott, Ill., Feb. 7, 1921, aged 46 y. 9 m. 19 d. She was married to Christian Baecher, Mar. 19, 1895. To this union four children were born: Emma, Jacob, Edwin, and Joseph. She united with the Mennonite Church in her teen age, to which she remained a faithful member to the end. She leaves her sorrowing husband, 1 daughter, 3 sons, an aged father and mother, and 3 brothers; also many other relatives and friends to mourn her unexpected departure. Services at the East Bend Mennonite Church near Fisher, Ill., conducted by Bros. S. S. Zehr in German and J. A. Heiser in English. Text, Psa. 90:12.
Blough. - Cyrus D. Blough was born in Somerset Co.,
Pa., Oct. 20, 1843; died in Ionia Co., Mich., Jan. 28, 1921; aged
77 y. He was married to Anna Rummel Sept. --, 1865. He united
with the Church of the Brethren in 1867, of which he was a faithful
member until death. He leaves his companion, a son, a daughter,
4 sisters, and 8 grandchildren. One daughter preceded him in death.
In the fall of 1880 he moved with his family from Somerset Co.,
Pa., to Ionia Co., Mich. Funeral was held at the house of Gus
Deardorf on the old homestead. On account of Sister Blough being
sick the services were held at the house, conducted by Charles
Deardorf. Text, Jno. 14:1. Burial in the Mennonite Cemetery.
S. J. S.
Keim. - Ira J. Keim was born near Middlebury, Ind.,
April 30, 1876; died very suddenly (of heart trouble) in Middlebury,
Jan. 11, 1921; aged 44 y. 8 m. 11 d. He was united in marriage
to Ada Keim, Feb. 21, 1909. To this union were born two sons (Melvin
10 and Olen 6). These boys, with his devoted companion, are left
here to mourn the loss of a loving husband and father. He is also
survived by an aged father, one full sister (Mrs. Noah Kroph),
two full brothers (Andrew and Menno), two half-brothers (Levi
and Jacob), and two half-sisters (Mrs. Moses Bender and Mrs. David
Nisley). He united with the Church of the Brethren Jan. 31, 1904,
of which he was a faithful member until death. Funeral services
at the Brethren Church at Middlebury, conducted by the Brethren,
Homer Schrock and J. H. Fike. Text, Jas. 4:14. Burial at Middlebury
"Tis hard to break the tender cord
When love has bound the heart;
'Tis hard, so hard to speak the word
We must forever part."
Yoder. - Lomie Hartzler Yoder, daughter of John C. and Emma Hartzler, was born near Harrisonville, Mo., April 4, 1895; died at her home near Hubbard, Oreg., Feb. 5, 1921; aged 25 y. 10 m. 1 d. In early life she accepted Jesus as her personal Savior, united with the A. M. Church, and remained faithful until death. In 1910 she with her parents moved to near Hubbard, Oreg., was united in matrimony to Bro. Silas A. Yoder, Nov. 1, 1913. She leaves a sorrowing companion, one son, three daughters, father, mother, four brothers, and four sisters. The immediate cause of her death was peritonitis. She was sick only three days. She was fully resigned to the will of God and gave the following comforting words to her loved ones: "I'm going to leave you. I know it's hard, but don't cry. Put your trust in God and do the best you can with the children. Show them the path to heaven. We all know what this world is made of , but you won't be left in this dark world alone. You know the promises. I'm not going out of the family, only going before. If you are true and faithful, we can meet again as an unbroken family." Funeral services on the 7th at the Zion A. M. Church conducted by D. B. Kauffman and F. J. Gingerich. Text, Rom. 14:8. Remains laid to rest in cemetery near by.
Iutzi. - Jacob Iutzi was born Aug. 17, 1866 in Wilmot
Twp., Canada; died of tuberculosis Jan. 28, 1921, at his home
in Pigeon, Mich.; aged 54 y. 5 m. 11 d. He was married to Leah
Jantzi having lived in matrimony about 15 years. To this union
were born 2 children, Joseph and Esther. He leaves a sorrowing
wife, 2 children, 3 sisters, 2 brothers, and a host of relatives
and friends to mourn his departure. In early life he united with
the Amish Mennonite Church and remained a faithful member till
death. Though being afflicted with the disease for many years,
he never complained. He often expressed himself, "The Lord's
will be done." He was laid to rest Jan. 31, in Pigeon River
Cemetery. Funeral services were conducted by Jacob Yoder and Sol
Swartzendruber. Texts, Psalm 103:14-16 and Matt. 25:31-33.
"However painful it may be,
To know that he has gone;
The thought is sweet that we may see
Him in that heavenly home."
Ellwerth. - Annie, wife of Daniel Ellwerth, died Feb.
9, 1921; aged 63 y. 6 m. 10 d. She had left home in good health
the morning before to go to Lancaster to the dentist. She was
accompanied by a daughter. While waiting for her turn at the dentist's
office, she was stricken with a stroke which rendered her unconscious
till the next morning, when the spirit took its flight. "Asleep
in Jesus, oh how sweet." She was a faithful member of the
Mennonite Church at Groffdale, Pa. She will be missed by many.
She was so motherly to everybody she could extend a helping hand.
She leaves a sorrowing companion, an adopted daughter (Bertha)
with her husband, Elam Martin, and two children. Funeral at Groffsdale
Church conducted by Bro. Benj. Wenger at the home and Bros Benj.
Weaver and Noah Mack at the church. "For me to live is Christ
to die is gain."
"Silently, silently they pass away,
Silently, silently short is their stay,
From earth to heaven they take their flight,
Far from all sorrow and pain and from night;
To their Savior who is calling, Come home,
Come home, Calling come home."
By a niece.
Transcriber's Note: "Groffdale" and "Groffsdale" as in original.
Martin. - Amanda M. , daughter of Jacob and Anna Krieder of Wadsworth, O., was born Sept. 2, 1865. On Dec. 17, 1920, she suffered a stroke of apoplexy and on the following day she quietly and very unexpectedly passed away at her home in Orrville, O., aged 55 y. 3 m. 16 d. She was married to George Martin Feb. 24, 1891. Six children were born to this union, four daughters and two sons. All the children with the husband remain to mourn her departure and were present for the funeral service. Also four grandchildren are left to miss grandmother's welcome. She is also survived by five brothers and three sisters. At the age of 18 years she publicly confessed Jesus as her Savior in a revival meeting conducted by Bro. J. S. Coffman at the Guilford Mennonite Church, Medina Co., O. She was the only convert during those meetings. She united with the Mennonite Church in which fellowship she continued faithful until death. For a number of years she was the only young person in the Mennonite Church in her community. We remember her as an earnest Christian and loyal in her devotions to the House of God. She will be missed in the services. She was a self-sacrificing and prayerful mother, a loving companion with a deep concern for the spiritual welfare of all her household. The services were conducted at the home and the Orrville Mennonite church by I. J. Buckwalter and I. W. Royer. Buried at the Martin's cemetery.
Transcribed by Kathy Sparr Mott, Indiana.