Gospel Herald - Volume XIII, Number 49 - March 3, 1921 - page 967
Hockensmith. - Edgar Leavett, son of Harvey and Mary Hockensmith, died Dec. 29, 1920; aged 15 days. He is survived by his parents and grandparents. Services were conducted by J. F. Bressler assisted by J. F. Grove. Text, II Kings 4:26. Buried at Cedar Grove cemetery near Greencastle, Pa.
Cooprider. - Carrie Doueta, daughter of Irl and Lizzie Cooprider was born Jan. 22, 1921; died Jan. 30, 1921; aged 8 days. She has gone to join her sister who preceded her several years ago, and is awaiting the coming of her relatives and friends. Funeral services at the Milan Valley Church near Jet, Okla., by S. C. Miller and Simon Hershberger. Text, Mark 10:14.
Landes. - Ella Victoria, only beloved daughter of Howard
and Katie E. Landes, died of diphtheria on Feb. 18, 1921; aged
3 y. 9 m. 1 d. She was not well for two weeks, but the few last
days she suffered much. She lived in part of her great-grandmother's
home. I am lonesome without her, but God's love was greater, so
He took her up where she is at rest and no pain and death shall
have her. She was buried Feb. 20, at the Lower Salford Cemetery.
Service conducted by Bros. Menno B. Souder and Henry Clemmer.
"We are weeping, sadly weeping
Oh, we miss Victoria's voice and smile
She is sleeping, sweetly sleeping
Till the resurr ----- morn."
Transcriber's Note: A portion of the last line is missing from the original.
Denlinger. - Walter Leaman, infant son of Walter R. and Anna B. Denlinger, died Jan. 30, 1921, after an illness of ten days of pneumonia, aged 6 m. 27 d. He came to brighten the home but only budded on earth to bloom in heaven. He leaves his loving parents and one brother (Lloyd R.). A little brother and grandma preceded him to the home beyond. Funeral services at Paradise Church on Feb. 1st by John Senger and Jacob Mellinger.
Eby. - Sister Rhoda E., daughter of Christian and Fannie Eby, was born Aug. 31, 1909; died Jan. 31, 1921; aged 11 y. 5 m. With simple childlike faith she accepted Christ as her Savior and was baptized the evening of her death. She leaves to mourn her departure father, mother, 3 brothers, 1 sister, and 4 grandparents. Services were held at the Reiff's Mennonite Church near Maugansville, MD., by J. F. Grove and J. F. Bressler from Mark 14:8 and Matt. 24:44. Buried in adjoining cemetery.
Shantz. - Enos C. Shantz was born on June 26, 1843, near Berlin (now Kitchener), Ont.; died Feb. 16, 1921; aged 77 y. 7 m. 21 d. On Feb. 21, 1883, he was married to Elizabeth Strickler, who died March 7, 1884, leaving no heirs. In his early years he united with the Mennonite Church of which he was a member till death claimed him. He leaves to mourn his loss one brother (Eli), two sisters (Mrs. Jacob Shelley and Magdalena) and a host of relatives and friends. Funeral services on the 19th at the First Mennonite Church, Kitchener, conducted by the brethren, U. K. Weber and Jonas Snider. Burial in the cemetery near by.
Rychener. - Daniel Rychener was born near Archbold, O., Dec. 21, 1848; died near Braily, O., Feb 1, 1921; aged 72 y. 1 m. 10 d. He was united in marriage to May Eckley Dec. 18, 1873. This union was blest with 4 children, viz., Nancy Rashley, Esther Houser, Louisa Richardson, and Aaron Rychener. He leaves his sorrowing widow, 4 children, 12 grandchildren, 3 brothers, 4 sisters, and a large number of relatives and friends. Bro. Rychener accepted Christ in early life, united with the Amish Mennonite Church, and remained a faithful member until death. Funeral services Feb. 3 at Raker Church, conducted by S. D. Grieser. Text, Heb. 9:27,28. Buried in adjoining cemetery.
Mylin. - Mary Ann, widow of the late Samuel M. Mylin
(who passed away last June) was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Aug.
2, 1847; died Feb. 1, 1921, after a nine months' illness of a
paralytic stroke; aged 73 y. 5 m. 29 d. She leaves 3 sons, 3 daughters,
12 grandchildren, and 2 sisters. Two sons and 2 daughters preceded
her in death. She was a kind mother and a faithful member of the
Mennonite Church for many years. Her place at church was seldom
vacant when health permitted. She longed so much to go home. Funeral
services were held at her home and at the Byerland Mennonite M.
H. Saturday, Feb. 5, conducted by Bros. Aaron B. Harnish and Frank
M. Herr. Text, II Cor. 5:1. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
By the Family.
Oswald. - Peter Oswald was born May 25, 1843; died at his home near Charm, Ohio, Feb. 18, 1921; aged 77 y. 8 m. 24 d. For several weeks he suffered severe pain before death relieved him, but he bore his affliction with patience, looking forward to the time when afflictions will be no more. In his young manhood he united with the Amish Mennonite Church at Walnutcreek, Ohio, where he continued a faithful member until death. He was united in marriage Nov. 7, 1872, with Fanny Yoder. This union was blessed with seven children, one of whom preceded him to eternity. He leaves his beloved wife, 3 sons, 3 daughters, 1 brother, 1 sister, 18 grandchildren, and a host of relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Berlin Mennonite Church Feb.21, Calvin Mast and Lester Hostetler officiating.
Hess. - Christian R. Hess died at his home near New
Danville, Pa., Wednesday, Jan. 19, 1921, after a brief illness
of heart disease. One day prior his 29th birthday. He was a faithful
worker in the Mennonite church and Sunday school. He leaves a
loving companion and two children; also mother, three brothers
and three sisters. Funeral services held at the New Danville Mennonite
Church Jan. 22, 1921, by the brethren, Aaron Harnish and Jacob
Thomas. Burial in adjoining cemetery.
"It is sad that one we cherish
Should be taken from our home,
But the joys that do not perish
Live in memory alone.
All the years we've spend together
All the happy golden hours,
Shall be cherished in remembrance,
Till we see thy heavenly face."
Schnell. - George Charles Schnell was born near Winesburg, Ohio, May 3, 1857; died at his home near Berlin, Ohio, Feb. 17, 1921; aged 63 y. 9 m. 14 d. He was united in marriage to Lydia Miller Feb. 8, 1881, who was removed by death five years later. To this union were born two sons and one daughter. He lived in matrimony a second time with Fanny Stutzman who departed this life Nov. 14, 1919. This second union was blessed with two sons and two daughters, the two daughters having preceded to the spirit world. He leaves one brother, two sisters, four sons, one daughter, fourteen grandchildren and a host of friends. In his youth he was confirmed in the Lutheran Church. Later in life he united with the Mennonite Church where he remained a faithful member to the end. Funeral services were held Saturday forenoon Feb. 19, at the Martinscreek A. M. Church. Services were conducted by Calvin Mast and Lester Hostetler.
Kropf. - Christian Kropf was born in Waterloo Co., Ont.,
Sept. 22, 1843. In his early youth he accepted Christ as his Savior
and became a member of the Amish Mennonite Church. He was married
to Magdalena Iutzi of Waterloo Co., Ont., Nov 22, 1868, which
union was blessed with 4 sons and 6 daughters. He was ordained
deacon in the Hay congregation in Huron Co., Ont., in 1890 and
as minister of the Gospel in the East Zorra A. M. congregation
in Oxford Co., Ont., in April, 1902. In this capacity he faithfully
served to the end. He died in East Zorra Feb. 18, 1921; aged 77
y. 4 m. 26 d. and leaves his loving companion, 2 sons, 3 daughters,
(Noah, Mrs. Noah Brenneman, Nancy, Mrs. Chris D. Roth, Mrs. Jos.
J. Bender, and Samuel). Buried at East Zorra A. M. Church on Feb
21. Services at the home by Bro Jacob R. Bender (Mark 13:28-37)
and the church by Bro. Chris Litwiller (Psa. 39), Chris B. Zehr
(I Peter 1:22,25) and Dan H. Steinman (Mark 13:31,37).
J. R. B.
Kreider. - Amos H. Kreider was born July 19, 1856; died
at his home in New Danville, Pa., Feb. 11, 1921; aged 64 y. 6
m. 22 d. Death was due to a stroke of paralysis which he received
about five months ago and from which he never fully recovered,
but bore his sufferings patiently without a murmur or complaint.
He was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church nearly all his
life. On Nov. 24, 1881, he was united in marriage with Lizzie
G. Kreider, this union being blessed with 6 sons and 5 daughters.
One son (Chester) preceded him in death 11 years ago. There remain
to mourn their loss (which is his eternal gain) his wife and the
following children: Elmer, Clayton, Benjamin, Amos, Mrs. Chas.
M. Herr, Mrs. Wm. T. Conrad, Mrs. Lorin R. Kepperling, Celia,
Mary, and Arthur. Funeral services were held at the New Danville
Mennonite Church Feb. 15, 1921, by the brethren, Aaron B. Harnish
and Jacob Thomas. Buried in the cemetery adjoining.
"We miss thee, oh, dear father
We miss thee from this place
We do not hear thy footsteps
Nor see thy smiling face."
Transcribed by Kathy Sparr Mott, Indiana.
Edwards. - On Feb. 12, 1921, at her home in Beech Grove, O., Emma D., wife of Jacob Edwards, aged 48 y. 10 m. She had suffered much pain from cancer during the last two years. Her husband and six children survive. Funeral Feb. 15 at the Lutheran Church in West Brookfield, O., by I. J. Buckwalter and Wm. Myers.
Eby. - Rhoda E. Eby died very suddenly of hemorrhage
on Monday evening, Jan. 31, aged 11 y. 5 m. She confessed Christ
as her Savior a few hours before she died. She leaves parents,
3 brothers, and a sister (Amos, Ira, Irwin, and Naomi). She was
buried at Reiff's Mennonite Church near Maugansville, Md., on
Friday, Feb. 4. Texts, Matt. 24:44; Mark 14:8.
"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."
Loucks. - Robert Martin, son of Martin and Grace Loucks, was born near Wakarusa, Ind., July 29, 1919; died with pneumonia Feb. 19, 1921; aged 1 y. 6 m. 20 d. Surviving are his parents and 3 sisters (Hildah, Mary and Ethel). All that loving hands with the assistance of physicians could do the heavenly Father took him to Himself. He cannot return, but the parents and sisters can go to him. May the richest blessings of God be with them in their sadness. Funeral services were held at Yellow Creek M. H. Feb. 21, by A. B. Yoder and J. H. McGowen. Texts, Matt 18:3 and Mark 10:14-16. Buried in cemetery near by.
Yoder. - John Howard, son of Orie and Bena Yoder of
near Atglen, Pa., died Feb. 21, 1921; aged 2 y. 10 d. Death was
caused by measles followed by pneumonia. He leaves father, mother,
and a little brother and sister (Willard and Elmira). Services
conducted at the home by Amos B. Stoltzfus and John Kennel. Text,
Hab. 3:18. Interment at Maple Grove Cemetery.
"God needed one more angel
Amid his shining band
And so He bent with loving smile
And clasped our darling's hand."
By his grandmother.
Nissley. - Ellen Hershey, widow of the late Samuel L. Nissley, died at her home, 502 West James St., Landisville, Pa., from a complication of diseases, in her sixty-ninth year. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite church for many years. Three children survive: Phares, Ella, and Samuel. Her mother, Mrs. Susan S. Hershey of Landisville also survives, and the following brothers and sisters: Phares, Mrs. Jacob Newcomer, Mrs. Elizabeth Denham, John, Mrs. Martin Peifer, Mrs. Anna Greider, and Harvey S. Funeral services were held in the Mennonite Church at Landisville, and was conducted by Bros. John and David Mosemann, and George Hoverter. Interment in Landisville cemetery.
Neff. - Frances M., wife of Bro. Jacob Neff of near
Millersville, Pa., went to her heavenly rest Feb. 14, 1921; aged
56 y. 10m. 27 d. There remain to mourn their loss a sorrowing
husband and three children (Witmer, Mabel, and Floyd) five
(Irvin, Elvin, Clayton and Paul Heisey and Frances Neff), also
two sisters, four brothers, and many loving friends. She united
with the Mennonite Church in 1904 of which she was a faithful
member doing what she knew for Jesus. She was a faithful, loving
and devoted mother for which she will be greatly missed in her
home. She retired for the night's rest seemingly well when at
the midnight hours when Jesus whispered taking her from this life
she fell asleep in Him with scarcely a struggle. Funeral services
were held Wednesday Feb. 16, at the Millersville Mennonite Church,
conducted by Bro. Christian Lehman, Jacob Habacker and Daniel
"Yet again we hope to meet thee,
When the day of life is fled,
Then in heaven with joy to greet thee,
Where no farewell tear is shed."
Zook. - Little Glenn, youngest child of Oliver H. and
Lydia B. Zook, died at their home near Belleville, Pa., Feb. 9,
1921, as a result of measles and spinal meningitis; aged 5 y.
2 m. 18 d. Little Glenn was a bright, cheerful child and was liked
by all who knew him. He had a weak heart and at the time he was
afflicted with the measles his physical condition was apparently
below normal. He didn't seem to have vitality enough to throw
off the poison and as a result, it went to his brain and spine,
resulting in his death. How we miss him! How our hearts ache when
we think of our loss! And still, over in the realms of eternal
deliverance with Jesus and angels and "lambs of God"
we see him at rest, and we bow in submission and say, "The
Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away; blessed be the name of the
"We shall sleep, but not forever, in the lone and silent grave;
Blessed be the Lord that taketh, blessed be the Lord that gave.
In the bright eternal City death can never, never come.
In His own good time He'll take us from our rest, to HOME SWEET HOME."
Weaver. - Lydia S., daughter of Joel and Mary Blosser, was born Jan. 2, 1860; died Feb. 3, 1921; aged 61 y. 1 m. 1 d. On Sept. 20, 1877, she was united in marriage to John B. Weaver and in the spring of the following year she with her husband united with the Mennonite Church of which she remained a faithful member and lived a devoted Christian life until death called her home. To this union were born 5 daughters and 2 sons of whom 2 daughters and 1 son preceded her to the spirit world. Her father, mother, and 2 brothers also preceded her in death. She was born on the farm where she died and with the exception of one and a half year she spent all her life there. She was a kind and loving mother and one who was especially concerned in the spiritual welfare of her children and no sacrifice was ever too great for her to make for her family or the church of which she was a member, and her helpful counsel and kindly advice will be greatly missed by her family and friends. She is survived by her husband, one son (Joel S.), three daughters (Cora, Mrs. William Ramer, and Mrs. Henry Bechtel), three granddaughters and a host of relatives and friends. Funeral Sunday, Feb. 6, at the Old Yellow Creek Church house, Elkhart Co., Ind., was largely attended. Services by Bro. Benjamin Good, Orrville, Ohio (Text, Psa. 126:5,6), and by Bro. Martin Ramer (Text Mark 14:8).
Christophel. - Mary E. Krantz was born in Lancaster
Co., Pa., Apr. 12, 1863; died Feb. 19, 1921; aged 57 y. 10 m.
7 d. She was first married to John Smoker, who preceded her in
death soon after their marriage. On Jan. 18, 1900, she was married
to Noah E. Christophel of Elkhart, Co., Ind. Soon after this they
removed to Lancaster Co., and resided at Strasburg at the time
of her death. To this union were born 2 sons (Wayne and Noah)
and 1 daughter (Ada). Of these, Wayne preceded her in death about
seven years ago. One son and one daughter, together with her husband,
1 step-son (Ira), 4 brothers, 4 sisters, and a large number of
relatives and friends are left to mourn her departure. In early
life, she united with the United Brethren Church and was a consistent
member. In the winter of 1907-1908, she, with her husband, united
with the Mennonite Church, to which church she remained faithful
until death. She was a devoted wife and mother and a consistent
Christian. More than a year ago she became afflicted with cancer
and gradually became weaker, until she fell peacefully asleep.
Funeral services were held at the Strasburg Mennonite Church,
Feb. 22, conducted by Bros. Frank Herr and J. H. Mosemann. Text,
II Cor. 5:11. Burial at Mt. Pleasant cemetery.
"Dearest mother, thou art resting,
All thy pain and suffering o'er;
But again we hope to meet thee,
On that bright, eternal shore."
Transcribed by Kathy Sparr Mott, Indiana.
Horst. - Marion Lloyd Horst was born Dec. 25, 1920; near North Lawrence, O.; died Mar. 5, 1921; aged 10 weeks. He is survived by his father and mother (Ezra and Mollie), and two brothers and one sister. Funeral held on Mar. 8, at Newman Chapel by H. A. Shafer, assisted by I. J. Buckwalter.
Royer. - Sister Anna, widow of Samuel Royer, died Mar. 3, 1921; at the home of her son at Lancaster, Pa., of gangrene, aged 81 years. Funeral at Ephrata Mennonite Church Mar. 7, conducted by Bros. Benj. Wenger and Amos S. Horst. Interment at Cedar Hill cemetery. She was a faithful sister, leading a peaceable Christian life. She is survived by 3 sons and 3 daughters and some grandchildren. Peace to her ashes.
Troyer. - Irma Ethel, daughter of Bro. Abram and Sister
Fannie Troyer, was born near Shipshewana, Ind., and died of pneumonia
March 5, 1921; aged 10 m. 14 d. She leaves father, mother, 5 brothers,
2 sisters, 2 grandmothers, grandfather and a host of relatives
"An angel near and near did come
When sister sick did lie;
And gently fanned her faded cheek
And pointed to the sky."
Funeral at the Shore Mennonite Church conducted by J. P. Miller assisted by Y. C. Miller. Text, II Kings 4:26, latter clause.
Risser. - Anna C. Risser was born Aug. 20, 1847; died Mar. 1, 1921; aged 73 y. 6 m. 11 d. She was nearly blind for some time. A few weeks before she died dropsy set in which caused her death. She was a consistent member of Risser's Mennonite congregation for a long time and we shall miss her very much. May our loss be her gain. She is survived by her husband, 2 sons, 1 daughter, 2 grandchildren, 2 brothers, 1 sister and a host of friends. Funeral at the home of her son-in-law, Alvin Hernley, Mar. 4, and at Risser's M. H. Services conducted by Samuel L. Oberholtzer, John G. Ebersole, and Henry O. Musser. Text, II Tim. 4:6-8. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
Roth. - Katherina Roth was born in Wilmendingen, Germany, May 12, 1862; died March 3, 1921; aged 58 y. 9 m. 20 d. She came to America in the year 1889, lived near Milford until death. She was baptized in the Amish Mennonite Church in Wilmendingen at the age of 15 and remained a faithful member until death. She had a stroke of paralysis 17 years ago on the right side, was better again until March 1, 1921; then she took sick with liver and gall trouble, which caused her death. She leaves 6 brothers and 1 sister. Father, mother, 6 brothers and 2 sisters have gone to their reward. She peacefully fell asleep and will rest until resurrection morn. We need not mourn as those who have no hope. May God comfort the bereaved ones. Funeral services by Wm. R. Eicher and Geo. S. Miller. Text, II Sam. 14:14.
Durstine. - Jacob Durstine was born June 10, 1837; died at his home near Scottdale, Pa., Mar. 7, 1921; aged 83 y. 8 m. 27 d. He is survived by 3 brothers, 1 sister, 5 children, 17 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. His wife and one son preceded him in death. He had been a strong, robust man, until a few weeks before he died he took pneumonia which was the cause of his death. In his last days he was apparently interested in the welfare of his soul, expressing his intention to unite with the Church after he became well. But God saw fit to remove him from time to eternity before this step was taken. He was well and favorably known among a large circle of acquaintances. Funeral services at Alverton, Pa., conducted by Aaron Loucks and Daniel Kauffman. Text, II Kings 20:1. Laid to rest in Alverton Cemetery.
Floyd. - George B. Floyd was born in Lancaster Co.,
Pa., June 21, 1863. On Feb. 14, 1921, he suffered a stroke of
apoplexy and 8 hours afterward quietly passed away at his home,
aged 57 y. 8 m. 23 d. He was married to Maggie K. Landis Nov.
4, 1889. He was a member of the Mennonite Church for a number
of years. He leaves his wife and the following children: Elmer,
Enos, Mrs. Elmer Gibble, Mrs. Elam Brubaker, and Mrs. Elmer Shearer;
also 4 grandchildren, 1 sister, 1 brother, also many other relatives
and friends. Funeral services at Elizabethtown, Pa., conducted
by Bros. John Weaver and Simon Landis. Text, II Tim. 4:6. Burial
at Good's Cemetery.
"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."
Miller. - Elias S. Miller was married to Catharine Beachey
Dec. 12, 1878. Seven children survive, born in the order named:
Norman, Nannie, Tillie, Mintie, Irwin, Harry, Eunice. Father's
health had been failing for four years, but he was still well
able to be around and do light work till last summer he seemed
to be slowly sinking in spite of all that could be done for him.
He tried all the leading doctors in reach, also took osteopathic
treatment for some time. While these things all helped him they
did not bring permanent relief. Late in October he placed himself
in the care of a specialist in Cumberland who helped him very
much for a time, but in December his health not being quite so
good the doctor urged him to come to the hospital, as he could
treat him so much better there. Of course we did not want him
to go, neither did he think of going at first, but as the doctor
urged him more strongly he decided to go, in the hope that God
would prolong his life a while longer. He left for the hospital
Jan. 7. Mother was not well but went along that morning but took
sick with a severe cold upon returning home and was not able to
visit father while he was at the hospital. She little thought
it was the last time when she bade him goodbye at the hospital.
Father was improving so much that the doctor had decided to let
him return home on the 16th, and it was thus a great shock to
all of us on the morning of the 12th, as we were expecting to
visit him that day, to be told that he had quietly passed away
that morning at about 5 o'clock, the cause of his death being
coronary embolism, or the lodging of a clot of blood in a valve
of the heart. This the doctor assures us may happen to anyone,
even to those in good health. How necessary then to be always
ready for the great change. Father had spent the night in usual
good rest and shortly before 5 o'clock he remarked to his fellow
patient that he would be waited on and then take a good, long
sleep. This man said he dozed for ten or fifteen minutes and by
that time father was gone. Although father has left us, his influence
will remain with us, and the memory of his beautiful, patient
life and teachings we shall ever most tenderly cherish, hoping
in God's own time to meet him again in a better world.
Transcribed by Kathy Sparr Mott, Indiana.
Rupp. - Peter J. Rupp, one of the old settlers of Pawnee Co., Kan., died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. S. E. Arnold, 12 miles southwest of Larned. He was born in Ohio Nov. 29, 1843; died Jan. 12, 1921; aged 77 y. 1 m. 13 d. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, one son, and one foster son. One son preceded him in death last November. Funeral services were held Jan. 15, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. S. E. Arnold. Burial was in the Pratt Cemetery, M. Keller having charge of the services.
Halteman. - Mary H. Moyer was born in Montgomery Co., Pa., Nov. 9, 1891; died Feb. 4, 1921; aged 29 y. 2 m. 25 d. She was married to Elmer S. Halteman in December, 1913. She was a faithful member of the Salford Mennonite Church since Aug., 1914. She was the mother of 3 sons and 2 daughters. One son preceded her in death. She leaves husband, 2 sons, 2 daughters, father, mother, and a host of relatives and friends to mourn her early departure. She was sick one month of peritonitis and suffered much but bore it patiently. Funeral services were held at the Lower Salford Mennonite Church Feb. 9, in the presence of a large audience by Bros. Henry Clemmer, Abram Clemmer, and Abraham Derstine.
Lintner. - Barbara H. Lintner, daughter of the late Daniel and Mary Lintner, was born at Millersville, Pa., Aug. 18, 1839; died at the home of her niece (Mary A. Buckwalter) near Witmer, Pa., Feb. 8, 1921; aged 81 y. 5 m. 21 d. She is survived by one sister. Services at the house were conducted by Bro. Sanford Landis and at the Millersville Mennonite Church, of which she was a member almost half a century, by Bros. Daniel Lehman and Daniel Gish. Text, Rev. 22:14. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
Smoker. - Verdna Marie, daughter of Daniel M. and Sadie
M. Smoker of near Christiana, Pa., died Mar. 12, 1921; aged 1
y. 2 m 12 d. Death was caused by scarlet fever followed by pneumonia.
She leaves father, mother, and a little sister, Viola. A private
funeral was held. Services were conducted at the home by Amos
B. Stoltzfus. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery.
Tho' cast down, we're not forsaken
Tho' afflicted, not alone:
Thou didst give, and thou hast taken:
Blessed Lord, "Thy will be done".
Rohrer. - Enos G., son of Clayton M. and Elsie G. Rohrer,
died Feb. 20, 1921, after an illness of one day of catarrhal pneumonia;
aged 1 y. 3 m. 20 d. Little Enos was never sick a day before this,
and his sudden death was a shock to all. He leaves his loving
parents and one sister, Ruth G. Funeral services conducted at
Mellinger's Church, near Lancaster, Pa., by Bros. Sanford Landis
and David Landis. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
"One little place is vacant
Our little boy has gone to rest;
'Tis but God's own that He has taken
And we too may lean upon his breast."
Wenger. - Sister Emma V. Wenger, wife of Bro. John R. Wenger, Dayton, Va., died at the Memorial Hospital, in Harrisonburg, March 6, aged 40 y. 1 m. 16 d. She united with the Mennonite Church at an early age, and remained faithful and true to her profession during her life and died in the hope of a glorious resurrection. She realized that her end was near and selected the words of the Psalmist, "I shall be satisfied when I awake in thy likeness," as her funeral text. She leaves, besides her husband, 3 sons and 1 daughter. Funeral services were conducted Mar. 8 by the brethren H. B. Keener and A. D. Heatwole at the Weaver Church in the presence of a large and sympathizing audience. Burial in the cemetery nearby.
Litwiller. - Joseph B. Litwiller was born Dec. 27, 1864,
near Hopedale, Ill.; died Jan. 16, 1921, at his home near Minier,
Ill.; aged 56 y. 20 d. He united with the Amish Mennonite Church
in his youth and was a faithful member until death. In 1888 he
was united in marriage to Barbara Birkey. To this union were born
7 children. He leaves his sorrowful companion, 5 sons, 1 daughter,
mother, 3 sisters, 5 brothers, and a host of relatives and friends.
His sudden death was caused from hemorrhages of the stomach. Brethren
Samuel Gerber and Simon Litwiller conducted the funeral services.
"Father, thou hast left us lonely,
And our loss we deeply feel;
But we hope some day to meet thee,
In that heavenly home beyond."
Custer. - Sister Mary V. Custer, wife of Bro. Walter A. Custer, died at their home near Hummelstown, Pa., Feb. 11, 1921; aged 41 y. 4 m. 21 d. She was born near Dale Enterprise, Va., and spent all of her life near the place of her birth. Nearly a year ago they moved with their family to Pennsylvania. She united with the Mennonite Church at an early age. She is survived by her husband, 5 sons and 2 daughters, one son quite small. Much sympathy is felt for the grief-stricken family. Services were held in their home by Bro. Harry Longenecker from Rev. 14:13 after which her body was brought to Virginia and on Feb. 15 another service was held at the Weaver Church by the brethren S. H. Rhodes, Harry Longenecker and H. B. Keener. Text, Heb. 6:19,20. Her body was laid to rest in the cemetery nearby.
Custer. - John B. Custer formerly of Dale Enterprise, Va., died in a hospital in Danville, Va., from complications following an operation, Mar. 1, 1921; aged 27 y. 9 m. 18 d. He united with the Methodist Church a short time before his death. He leaves 3 brothers and 3 sisters. His body was brought to the home of his brother-in-law, G. K. Harper, Dayton, Va., accompanied by his brother Roy, and Sister Pearl Custer who were with him at the time of his death. Mar. 3 a funeral service was held at the Weaver Church conducted by ---- Entsler and J. S. Martin. Text, "Fear not, only believe." His body was interred in the cemetery near by. This has been a sorely afflicted family for a little more than two years in which time the mother died Mar. 27, 1919; a son died Dec. 30, 1918; a sister died one week later, leaving 4 children; a daughter-in-law died Feb. 11, 1921, leaving 7 children; a son died Mar. 1, 1921; Truly "God's ways are not our ways."
Brunk. - Frederic Weaver Brunk was born in Rockingham Co., Va., Dec. 31, 1847; died Feb. 1, 1921; aged 73 y. 1 m. 1 d. Bro. Brunk's home was in Virginia for many years. In 1870 he was married to Mary Landis Kreider of Lancaster Co., Pa. To this union were born three daughters and three sons: Adeline who died as a missionary in Turkey, Vera Ellen Woods, Anna Barbara Brode, John Kreider, Harry Tobias, and Enos Clayton (deceased). Bro. Brunk united with the Mennonite Church as a young man and remained faithful to the end. Besides the children now living there survive 3 grandchildren, 4 brothers, and 1 sister (Samuel, Christian, Elias, John, and Mrs. Betty Rhodes, all of Rockingham Co., Va.). Funeral services were conducted by the brethren J. F. Funk, J. K. Bixler, and W. B. Weaver. Interment in Prairie Street Cemetery near Elkhart, Ind.
Schwartzentruber. - Mary Bender was born in Waterloo
Co., Ont., July 16, 1847; died at her daughter's home, near Milverton,
Ont., Mar. 6, 1921; aged 73 y. 7 m. 18 d. She was married to John
B. Schwartzentruber April 11, 1865, who preceded her in death
20 y. 9 m 4 d. To this union were born 2 sons and 4 daughters.
One daughter preceded her in death in infancy. She leaves 2 sons,
3 daughters, 5 brothers, 5 sisters, and many loving friends. Funeral
services were held Mar. 9 at the house by P. Speitler (I Cor.
15) and at the A. M. Church, Poole, Ont., by J. Gerber (John 5:25-29)
and N. Nafziger (Rev. 14:12,13). Burial at cemetery nearby.
"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."
Kauffman. - Sister Ellen N. Kauffman (nee Kraybill),
wife of Bro. Reuben G. Kauffman, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa.,
Oct. 10, 1871; died in Lancaster Co., Pa., Mar 9, 1921; aged 49
y. 4 m. 29 d. She accepted Christ as her Savior while yet in her
teens and was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church until
death. Her place at church was seldom vacant when health permitted.
She was a kind and loving mother and was of a very friendly
Her suffering was at times intense but was willing to bear all
her pain, for her trust was placed in Jesus. She is survived by
a devoted husband and the following children: Kathryn K., Elizabeth
K. (wife of Elam Stauffer) and Reuben K., a step-son (Elmer N.
Kauffman), and two granddaughters; also an aged father (Joseph
W. Kraybill) and four sisters and a host of friends. She was preceded
in death by an infant son 21 years ago. The funeral was held at
the East Petersburg Mennonite Church, Mar. 12, 1921, by Bishops
Peter R. Nissley and Noah L. Landis. Text, John 14:1-3. Buried
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."
By a daughter.
Hoover. - Jacob S. Hoover was born in Mahoning Co., Ohio, June 2, 1853; died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. A. R. Purdy, Palmyra, Mich., Jan. 24, 1921; aged 67 y. 7 m. 22 d. At the age of two years he moved with his parents to Elkhart Co., Ind., where he grew to manhood. In 1882 he went to Kansas where he spent all but a few of the remaining years of his life, teaching school and farming near Canton, Kans. In 1883 he was married to Martha Landis, who preceded him in 1911. To this union four children were born (Mrs. Blanche H. Purdy, Mabel Hoover, and Mary Hoover, and Walter L.) Beside these he leaves three grandchildren, two sisters, two brothers, an aged step-mother, four half-brothers, and a host of friends to mourn his departure. At his request he was laid to rest in the Yellow Creek cemetery, Elkhart Co., Ind. He lived an active, unassuming life, always interested in helping those less fortunate than himself.
Bauman. - Mary Ann (Frey) Bauman, wife of Emanuel Bauman,
died Mar. 6, 1921, at her home near Floradale, Ont., aged 33 y.
1 m. 14 d. She underwent an operation, about two weeks previous
to her death. Human hands did all they could do, to save her life,
but God saw fit to take her home. She was a faithful member of
the Mennonite Church, and was a kind and loving mother, with a
cheery disposition. However we need not mourn, as those that have
no hope, as she gave a bright evidence that she was waiting for
Jesus to take her home. She leaves a sorrowing husband, and three
children (Florence, Orvie, and Howard), also her parents and one
sister. Funeral services were conducted at the Elmira Mennonite
Church, by Bros. Abram Gingrich and Oliver Snider. Text, Phil.
1:21-23. Buried in adjoining cemetery.
"However painful it may be,
To know that she is gone,
The thought is sweet that we may see
Her in that Heavenly Home."
Moyer. - Samuel, oldest son of John and Barbara Moyer,
was born in Columbiana Co., O., Oct. 1, 1833; died near East Lewistown,
O., Feb. 17, 1921; aged 87 y. 4 m. 16 d. Death was due to heart
trouble and infirmities of old age. Sept. 10, 1857, he was united
in marriage to Susanna Cullar, who preceded him in death over
16 years. To this union were born 5 children 2 of whom died in
infancy and a daughter (Mrs. Stelvin Coy) died over 4 years ago.
Two brothers, Jacob and John, and 2 sisters, Susan and Mrs. Joel
Blosser, preceded him to their eternal reward. There remain to
mourn his departure 2 brothers, William N., Henry N., 1 sister,
Mrs. John Helwig, 2 daughters, Mrs. John C. Bowman (with whom
he lived his last 2 years), Mrs. Joel D. Blosser, 11 grandchildren,
17 great-grandchildren. Both he and his companion united with
the Mennonite Church in early life and remained faithful until
death. Funeral was held at the Midway Mennonite Church near Columbiana,
Ohio, by Bros. Enos Detwiler, Allen Rickert, and Albert Steiner.
Text, Col. 1:5.
By a grandson.
Conrad. - Daniel K. Conrad was born March 25, 1852,
near Smithville, Ohio; died at his home at Milford, Nebr., Feb.
18, 1921; aged 68 y. 10 m. 23 d. In 1885 with his parents he moved
to Noble, Iowa, at which place he grew to manhood. At the age
of 16 he united with the Mennonite Church; about five years ago
he united with the Pleasant View Mennonite church at Aurora, Nebr.,
and remained a faithful member until death. April 3, 1873, he
was united in marriage to Magdalena Wittmer. In the spring of
1879, together with his wife and family, he moved to Milford,
Nebr., where he lived until death with exception of six years.
To this union were born eleven children, four sons and two daughters
preceding him to their eternal reward. He leaves his loving wife,
one son (J. W. Conrad), four daughters (Mrs. Sarah A. Wenger,
Mrs. Mary M. Jantzi, Mrs. Susan L. Schlatter, Mrs. Lydia I. Widmer),
one brother, one sister, fourteen grandchildren, one preceding
him to eternal glory. Funeral service took place at his home Feb.
21, 1921, conducted by Bro. Wiegert and Bro. Ringenburger, after
which he was taken to the Amish church where the funeral service
was continued by Geo. B. Donner. Text, Phil. 1:21. Remains laid
to rest in the cemetery near by.
"Oh can it be that he has left us,
He who always had a smile.
Yes, he's gone, but soon we'll meet him,
'Twill only be a little while."
Herr. - Benjamin F., son of Elias Herr, was born in
Lime Valley, Lanc. Co., Pa.; died in Millersville, Pa., with his
daughter, Mrs. Mary H. Brenneman, Feb. 25, 1921; aged 75 y. 4
m. 11 d. He was married to Amanda R. Haverstick of New Danville,
Pa. Had he lived until Nov. 2 they would have been married 50
years. His wife and 3 daughters survive (Alice H., wife of Joseph
M. Nissley; Mary H., wife of Harry Brenneman, with whom the deceased
and his wife resided the last few years, and Stella H., wife of
John M. Rutter), besides 10 grandchildren. He was one of the
of the church and mission Sunday schools of the Mennonite Church
in Lancaster City. He was ever ready to do his part in the advancement
of God's kingdom and never counted the Lord's work burdensome.
He loved to sing the "songs of Zion." In his last years,
when his strength failed him to take part as in former years,
we have reason to believe he rejoiced in heart while listening
to others. We as children can look back with gratefulness for
kind Christian parents. As a family we had varied experiences,
but God knew just what each of us needed. The circle is broken.
One dear one has left us. It may not be long before another one
of the circle will follow. It is for each one of us to be ready
when our turn comes. Funeral services were held in Lancaster City
at the East Chestnut St. Mennonite Church on Feb. 28 by Bros.
John and David Mosemann and Daniel Lehman. Texts, Rev. 14:13;
II Sam. 3:38. Interment in Millersville Cemetery.
Yoder. - Marian Yoder (nee Shoris*) was born in Fulton
Co., Ohio, Apr. 25, 1888; died Mar. 10, 1921; aged 32 y. 10 m.
15 d. She was united in marriage to Aaron L. Yoder of Wayne Co.,
Ohio, Oct. 24, 1909, where they lived the greater part of their
married live. To this union were born 3 daughters (Lola, Bulah,
and Dortha). She leaves a loving husband, three daughters, father,
mother, 5 sisters, 3 brothers with a large circle of near relatives
and friends. In early life she confessed and accepted Christ as
her Savior and united with the A. M. Church, where she worshipped
and served her Master faithfully, always deeply interested in
the work of the church, and in humanity in general. She was afflicted
for over two years, and bore her suffering with patience and Christian
fortitude, resigned to the will of her heavenly Father, looking
forward with a longing desire when her Master would call her home.
By her departure the husband is suffering the loss of a dear life
companion, the children a devoted Christian mother, the church
a faithful sister; but we humbly submit it all to Him who doeth
all things well and say, "Thy will be done." Services
at the home of I. W. Royer and at the Lockport Church by the brethren,
S. D. Greaser and J. S. Gerig. Texts, Job 14:14; Psa. 39:7.
"Marian, dear, we all do miss thee;
Thou hast gone from us away,
To rejoice with thy dear Savior
In the realms of endless day.
Two long years thy sufferings lasted,
Meekly thou didst bear them all,
Didst not murmur in impatience,
But awaited God's last call."
By Father and Mother.
*[Correction from Mona Mann - Name is "Short"]
Eby. - Bro. Amos F. Eby died Feb. 26, 1921, after a
short illness of pneumonia; aged 56 y. 4 m. 22 d, leaving a widow,
1 daughter (Rhoda R.), 2 sons (Henry and Charles), and a saddened
congregation to mourn their loss, as well as a host of Christian
workers wherever he was known. The Mt. Joy-Kraybill congregation
has suffered, the greatest loss of recent years for rarely is
found so much in the Church combined with so much activity. He
with Bro. Elmer Strickler was superintending the Sunday school
for many years and invariably was at his post, full of vigor and
zeal for the Master's cause, as well as in the church service.
He was the heart and soul of the [---] Joy Y. P. M., and his sudden
taking away l[-----] a gap that none of us can fill - but God
only. Our brother was especially blessed with the gift of song
and was ever ready to raise his voice to praise to the Master.
He was often called to lead in public gatherings. He was a member
of the E. M. B. of M. C. and was greatly interested in all mission
work. He not only very cheerfully gave his time but was of the
first to open his hand liberally. If our brother had one trait
above others, it was to cultivate a disposition to be ready to
work with others. While he had strong convictions, he was always
ready to sacrifice self because of Jesus' great love. When it
came to extending the hand of friendship, he knew no left-handed
reservedness but was always ready to share with both hands. We
cannot help but think of these things and they cause us to mourn
his departure - yet why should we mourn our loss and not think
of his gain "which is far better?" When we think of
that we lift our eyes to heaven and raise our voices in thankfulness
and praise for the testimony of his life. His sudden taking away
is a loud call for all of us to go forward. Pray for us, for the
home, for the congregation, and for the church work everywhere.
A. B. Lutz.
Transcriber's Note: Parts of one sentence are missing from the original.
Transcribed by Kathy Sparr Mott, Indiana.
Souder. - An infant son of Wallace A. and Ella Souder was born Feb. 26, 1921, and died March 1. The parents and two sisters (Margaret and Esther) survive. Two brothers preceded him in death. Interment, March 3, in Rockhill, Pa., cemetery.
Delp. - Wilmer, son of Henry K. and Margaret Delp, died Feb. 11, 1921; aged 1 y. 2 m. 2 d. He took pneumonia in December, which left him in a weakened condition until God called him home. He leaves parents and one brother (Earl). Buried Feb. 17 at Line Lexington, Pa., Mennonite Church. Services conducted by Allen Freed and Mahlon Souder.
Hostetler. - Herbert Burnett Hostetler, only son of Leroy and Pearl Hostetler, was born Dec. 28, 1919; died March 3, 1921, at the home of his grandparents, Middlebury, Ind. He leaves parents, grandparents, and many relatives. Funeral at Mennonite Church in Middlebury, March 6, conducted by Silas Yoder and D. D. Miller. Buried in Grace Lawn Cemetery.
Reeser. - Wilma Irene, daughter of William and Emma
Reeser died near Kingman, Alta., March 5, 1921, aged 1 m. 6 d.
Death was caused by pneumonia. She leaves father and mother, one
brother, one sister. May God comfort the bereaved ones. Funeral
services March 9, 1921, by Bros. N. E. Roth and J. K. Lehman,
at the Salem Mennonite Church near Tofield, Alta. Buried in the
cemetery near by.
"Jesus, while our hearts are bleeding
O'er the spoils that death has won,
Thou didst give, and thou hast taken;
Blessed Lord, 'Thy will be done.'"
Seitz. - Elizabeth N., widow of Jacob Seitz, was born Dec. 5, 1841; died Feb. 17, 1921, at the home of her only daughter (Mrs. Harry M. Lichty) near Mountville, Pa. She was the eldest daughter of the late Pre. Benj. K. and Elizabeth Lehman. She is survived by the following brothers and sisters: John N., Benj. N., Daniel N., Mrs. Kate Neff, and Mrs. P. S. Kraybill, also two foster sons. She united with the Mennonite Church years ago, and enjoyed going to the services as long as health permitted. Services at Habecker's Church conducted by D. E. Long and J. C. Habecker. Text, Psa. 132:14.
Rohrer. - Jacob T. Rohrer was born Jan. 11, 1841, in Seneca Co., Ohio; died in Wakarusa, Ind., Feb. 5, 1921; aged 80 y. 24 d. He was united in marriage to Elizabeth Yoder and to this union were born four sons (Harvey, Henry, Ora and Grant). Elizabeth Rohrer died June 5, 1874. On Jan. 5, 1879, he was married to Adeline Longenecker. He was a member of the Mennonite Church, died in the faith, and prayed in behalf of his children and grandchildren for the saving of their souls. He leaves wife, 4 sons, 3 brothers, one sister, and a host of other relatives and friends. He was a great sufferer for many years, hence he was longing to depart and be with Christ. The funeral at the Olive church conducted by H. M. Schwalm and Silas Weldy. Text, Psa. 116:15.
Heiser. - Little Robert Dale, youngest child of Simon
and Barbara Heiser, was born Sept. 28, 1920, near Congerville,
Ills.; died Mar. 16, 1921. He came to brighten the home, but only
budded on earth to bloom in heaven. He leaves his parents and
four sisters (Margaret, Esther, Lorene and Dorthy); also four
grandparents, and 1 great-grandfather. Funeral conducted at the
House by Bro. E. P. Yordy (Text, II Sam. 12:23) and at the Baptist
Church in Goodfield by Bro. G. I. Gundy from I Sam. 29:3.
"The Lord needed one more angel
Amid his shining band;
And so he bent with loving smile
And clasped our darling's hand."
Martin. - Sarah Clemmer Martin was born on Waterloo
Co., Ont., Oct. 18, 1848; died at her home near Stanton, Mich.,
March 13, 1921, after a lingering sickness; aged 72 y. 4 m. 26
d. In 1868 she was married to Josiah Martin who preceded her in
death. The following children survive: Abraham, Serenus, Josiah,
Elam, Lydia, Manasseh, Menno, Sarah, (Mrs. Royal Buskirk) and
Simeon, also 19 grandchildren and one sister (Mrs. John Woolner).
Funeral services were conducted at the home by J. S. Bauman in
German and S. Bollinger in English. Text, II Tim. 4:7,8. Interment
in McBride Cemetery.
"Weep not that her toils are over.
Weep not that her race is run.
God grant we may rest as calmly,
When our life's work is done."
Beller. - John Beller was born Dec. 28, 1854, in Lewis
Co., N.Y.; died Feb. 27, 1921; aged 66 y. 1 m. 29 d. He was married
to Elizabeth Kennel, Feb. 17, 1885. To this union were born 4
sons and 2 daughters. The two sons died in their infancy. In 1885
he with his companion moved to Holt Co., Neb., where he resided
till the time of his death. In his early youth he accepted Christ
as his Savior, to whom he remained true until death. He served
as a deacon in the Amish Mennonite Church for about 34 years.
He leaves his wife, 2 sons, 3 daughters, 10 grandchildren, a brother,
a sister, and a host of friends and neighbors. The cause of his
death was ulcers of the stomach. Funeral services by Bros. J.
H. Birky and L. O. Schlegel. Texts, Matt. 24:42-44; Tit. 2:13.
Buried in adjoining cemetery.
"We miss thee, O dear father,
We miss thee from this place;
We do not hear thy footsteps,
Nor see thy smiling face."
Yoder. - Simon J., son of Joseph and Mary Yoder, was born at Nappanee, Ind., Aug. 24, 1883, and was killed near Gervais, Oreg., March 6, 1921; aged 37 y. 6 m. 10 d. He was the proprietor of a garage at Woodburn, Ore., and on the evening of the 6th a stranger asked him for assistance, saying that the axle of his car had been broken. He started with his car towards the supposed broken car, and when near Gervais he was shot in cold blood by the stranger. The stranger escaped with the car, and the corpse was found the next morning. No cause for this rash act is known. Years ago the deceased was baptized and received into the Old Order Amish Church and later united with the Zion congregation near Hubbard, Oreg., but drifted away from his church privileges. Funeral services were conducted by A. P. Troyer and S. G. Shetler in the Methodist Church of Woodburn where a very large number of people had assembled. The deceased is survived by his wife (Maude Dimick), three children, father, mother, six brothers, and five sisters. Interment in the cemetery near Woodburn.
Stahl. - Elizabeth Eash was born April 4, 1852; died
of pleural pneumonia at her home near the Stahl Mennonite Church
Somerset Co., Pa., March 5, 1921; aged 68 y. 11 m. 1 d. She is
survived by a sorrowing husband, 3 sons, and 2 daughters (Moses,
Mary wife of S. R. Miller, Emma wife of Henry Sauder, Joe, and
George); also 21 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers,
5 sisters, 1 step-son, 3 step-daughters. She was first married
to Jacob Miller who died May 6, 1906. On Dec. 26, 1913, she was
married to John Stahl. Sister Miller-Stahl had been a faithful
and consistent member of the Mennonite Church for many years and
died with a bright hope and a full assurance of the life beyond.
Funeral on March 7, 1921, at the Stahl Church. Services by Wm.
C. Hershberger and James Saylor. Laid to rest in the Dunmyer Cemetery
near Elton besides her former husband.
"Sister thou wast mild and lovely,
Here our loss we deeply feel;
But 'twas God that hath bereft us.
He can all our sorrows heal."
By her sister.
Transcriber's Note: "besides her former husband" as in original.
Egli. - John Paul Egli was born Sept. 18, 1905; near
Hopedale, Ill.; died Mar. 13, 1921, at Des Moines, Iowa (where
he had an operation six days before his death for appendicitis);
aged 15 y. 5 m. 25 d. He was the sixth son of Bro. and Sister
C. B. Egli living at Blanden, Iowa. He united with the Mennonite
Church at Manson, Nov. 12, 1916, and remained a faithful member
until death. He had planned to attend school at Hesston, Kan.,
this coming year, but God in His divine plans saw fit to transplant
him in the kingdom above. He leaves father and mother and the
following brothers and sisters: Amon, Joe, Louis, Emery, Maud,
Samuel, Lawrence, Elsie, Jessie, Ida, and Stanley, also a large
circle of relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at
the home on March 6, and at the Mennonite Church in Manson. Text,
I Sam. 20:3. Services in charge of Bros. D. D. Zehr, J.C. Eigsti,
and J. W. Hess. Interment at the Rosehill Cemetery, Manson.
"Weep not for me dear parents.
Tho my face you cannot see,
Think of me as safe with Jesus,
Where you too can some day be."
Neff. - Milton L. Neff, was born near Mountville, Pa., Jan. 31, 1879; died at his home in Millersville, Pa., March 6, 1921; aged 42 y. 1 m. 5 d. In Sept. 1908, he was united in marriage to Barbara Mosemann of Lancaster, Pa. A sorrowing wife and 5 children (John Milton, Paul M., Ruth M., Mahlon Henry, and Lois M.) are left to mourn the loss of a loving husband and a kind affectionate father. There remain also to mourn their loss his mother (Mrs. Kate N. Neff) and the following brothers and sisters: Benjamin L., Cyrus L., Edward L., Emma L., Mrs. Homer Minnich, and Amos L. He was a member of the Mennonite Church for many years, having confessed his Savior when but a young man. He had his home at the Philadelphia Mission for a number of years and was very active in helping along in the mission work. Physically he was not a strong man, being afflicted with curvature of the spine when but a young boy which gradually became worse and for many years suffered a great deal, but bore up with Christian fortitude. His chief aim and concern was to bring the Gospel of Christ to others. He had the joy of seeing two of his boys accepting Christ as their Savior. He started with pneumonia - however, that was checked and his recovery was looked for; but his heart gave way and death came causing a shock to the family. Funeral services at the Millersville Mennonite Church, conducted by Daniel Gish (Text, Jno. 17:4), John H. Moseman (Text, Rev. 1:5). Interment in adjoining cemetery.
Transcriber's Note: "John H. Moseman" spelled as in original.
Transcribed by Kathy Sparr Mott, Indiana.