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Horst.-Elmer Clayton, son of Elmer and Katie (nee Buckwalter) Horst was born June 26, 1918; died Aug. 18, 1921; buried Aug. 20, 1921. Services held in Gehman's Church. Intered in burial grounds close by. The brethren John H. Mosemann and Moses G. Gehman officiated. Text, "The Lord hath given, the Lord has taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord."
Pitsnogle.-Edward C. Pitsnogle was born Feb. 23, 1861; died July 17, 1921; aged 60 y. 4 m. 24 d. He was united in marriage to Elizabeth S. Shank on Mar. 12, 1889. To this union were born 2 sons and 2 daughters. One son and 1 daughter preceded him in death. He united with the Mennonite Church in 1892 to which he remained faithful until death. His widow, 1 son and 1 daughter survive. Funeral services were held at the Paradise Church conducted by Brethren Daniel M. and C. R. Strite. Interment in the adjoining graveyard.
Shank.-Sarah Shank, daughter of Solomon and Mary Myers,
was born Apr. 11, 1845; died Aug. 14, 1921; aged 76 y. 4 m. 3
d. She was united in marriage to Jacob Shank May 1, 1870, and
to this union were born 8 children (Emma, Barbara, Susanna, Mary
M., Samuel, Amelia, Odela and Nettie). These with 31 grandchildren
and 10 great-grandchildren survive. Three grandchildren and 2
great-grandchildren preceded her. She with her husband united
with the Mennonite Church about the year 1872, and has lived a
faithful member unto death. Funeral services conducted by Bro.
Moses Brenneman. Text, Psa. 132:14.
Swartzendruber.-Mary Swartzendruber, nee Yoder, was born in Somerset Co., Pa.; died at her home near Shickley, Nebr., Aug. 5, 1921; aged 66 y. 9 m. 23 d. In early childhood she moved with her parents to Indiana and later to Iowa. At the age of 16 she united with the Amish Mennonite Church of which she was a faithful member. Feb. 9, 1873, she united in marriage with Jacob J. Swartzendruber, living in matrimony 48 years. To this union were born 9 children, 3 of whom died in infancy. In 1907 she moved to Filmore Co., Nebr., where she died. She leaves her husband, 6 children, 11 grandchildren, 3 brothers, 3 sisters, 1 great-grandchild, beside a host of relatives and friends. Funeral services Aug. 7, 1921, conducted by Bros. Jacob Stauffer and D. G. Lapp. Texts, John 5:25; Rev. 21:1.
Shantz.-Isaac Shantz was born near Berlin, Ont., Canada, Nov. 6, 1849; died at his home near Hydro, Okla., July 31, 1921; aged 71 y. 8 m. 25 d. In 1881 he was united in marriage with Rachel Harshberger, to which union were born 8 children. At the age of 30 he united with the Mennonite Church in which faith he died a faithful member. About a year ago a cancer started on his tongue which caused his death. At times he suffered great pain, but he bore it all very patiently, never complaining. He is survived by his wife, 3 sons, 5 daughters and 8 grandchildren, all of whom live in the immediate vicinity except Miss Effie Shantz who is at Denver, Colo. Funeral services were held at the Pleasantview Church, near Hydro, Okla., conducted by Bros. John Slagel and Alva Swartzendruber. Interment was made in Mennonite Cemetery.
Landis.-Ada S. Landis, wife of Aaron L. Landis, was born Jan. 12, 1892; died July 29, 1921; aged 29 y. 6 m. 17 d. She was the youngest daughter of Jacob A. and the late Mary Rohrer Meck, her mother having died just seventeen months ago. She leaves a sorrowing husband and 3 dear little girls (Mary, Esther, and Anna May, the last named a babe of three weeks), 1 sister (Edna R. Groff) and 1 brother (I. Rohrer Meck). She was very ill about ten days and all that medical skill and loving hands could do were of no avail, and as a last remedy an operation was performed, but she never recovered from the shock and passed away eight hours later. In her early years Ada united with the Mennonite Church. Of a kind, loving disposition she will be missed by a host of friends. Though the earthly ties of love are broken, we would bow in humble submission to the will of God, knowing that what He does is well done. The grief stricken husband has the sympathy of the entire community as one week later the large barn on his father's farm, on which he lived, was burned to the ground. Brief funeral services were held at the home July 31, by Bro. Sanford B. Landis, and at Mellinger's Church by Bro. David L. Landis where many friends followed her remains to their last resting place.
Stoltzfus.-Isaac L. Stoltzfus was born May 23, 1844 at Kelly Point, Union Co., Pa.; died Aug. 16, 1921, at the home of his son Aaron at Newton, Kans.; aged 77 y. 2 m. 24 d. Very early in life he united with the Mennonite Church and was a faithful member of the same at his death. He was married to Barbara Kanagy Jan. 15, 1867. To this union were born five children. In the spring of 1882 the family moved to eastern Kansas. After the death of his wife, in a railroad accident in eastern Pennsylvania, he returned to the east with the children making his home in Ohio. In 1889 he married Mary Yoder Hooley who preceded him to the spirit world four years ago. For the last nine years he had made his home with his son Aaron in Harvey Co., Kans. A rather singular attachment existed between father and son, the son spending only one year of his life away from the father. He is survived by two half-brothers and two half-sisters (Eli, Benjamin, Nancy, and Elizabeth); also by the following children: Rachel Hostetler, Aaron, Elizabeth Hertzler. There are five grandchildren. Death, due to heart failure, came very suddenly. During his last years he spent much time in prayer and Bible reading. He expressed himself as waiting, ready, and willing to go to his heavenly home of which he had many dreams. The funeral service was conducted by Bro. J. D. Charles, assisted by Bro. T. M. Erb, both of Hesston, Kans., at the Pennsylvania Mennonite Church near Zimmerdale, Kans., on Aug. 19. Interment in the adjoining cemetery. Text, II Cor. 5:1-4.
Horning.-Emma Margareta Horning, wife of Orlando Horning
of Salem, Oregon, was called to her heavenly home on July 20,
1921. He is the son of Pre. Jacob R. Horning who formerly preached
at several of the Mennonite Churches in Ohio. She was born near
Mt. Vernon, S. Dak., Jan. 24, 1888. On March 10, 1915, she was
united in marriage to Orlando Horning to whom she was a faithful
and devoted wife, a woman of high Christian ideals and virtues.
To this union was born one daughter, Esther Leona. In June, 1918,
she moved to Salem, Oreg., for the benefit of her health. There
she improved to some extent for a while, and had great hopes.
But last December she broke down again, and suffered a great deal
since that time. Physicians could not help her; but during the
last serious suffering she was very patient and hopeful. She put
all her trust in God for the healing of her body as well as the
salvation of her soul. In accordance with Christ's command the
elders of the church were called in and prayed for her recovery
for several days. God had mercy upon her and gave wonderful peace
to her soul-"such peace that she never had before."
But for some reason unknown to us, yet surely best in God's infinite
wisdom, she was called home at the age of 33 y. 5 m. 26 d. She
had two funerals, one at Salem, Oreg., the other at Mitchell,
S. Dak., with burial in Graceland Cemetery. She leaves to mourn
their loss, her husband, and his parents, daughter, parents (Mr.
and Mrs. F. F. Peters), four brothers (John, Henry, Otto and Fred)
and a host of relatives and friends.
Oh! Blessed Peace! The Peace that fills her soul,
The victory's won, she's reached the immortal goal,
Good-bye, good-bye, till we meet in the morning light,
Good-bye, good-bye, till we meet at the Savior's feet,
In that land where all is bright, and life is perfect and complete.
--By her husband.
Transcriber's note: In the Horst obit, the word "intered"
is used; I could not find this word in the dictionary, but I did
not change it. Error not mine.
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Miller.-Vincent D., son of John V. and Letha Miller, near Garden City, Mo., was born Nov. 12, 1919; died Aug. 27, 1921; aged 1 y. 9 m. 15 d. He had been suffering for several weeks from dropsy. The parents have the sympathy of all who know them. Funeral at Sycamore Grove Church on Monday, Aug. 29, conducted by I. G. Hartzler, Daniel Kauffman and Joe C. Driver. Buried in Clearfork Cemetery.
Hockman.-Christian M. Hockman was born Sept. 29, 1843;
died Aug. 2, 1921; aged 77 y. 10 m. 3 d. He is survived by his
widow, 2 sons, and 2 daughters. He was a member of the Mennonite
Church at Blooming Glen. Funeral services were conducted at the
house by Bros. Peter Loux and W. R. Moyer, and at the Church by
Bros. Frank Swartz, Jacob Rush and Enos Wismer. Text, Rom. 8:18.
Father's gone, his chair is vacant,
And his face we see no more;
He has gone to dwell in heaven,
All his sorrows now are o'er.
Zook.-Sarah Kauffman Zook was born Aug. 8, 1843; died Aug. 6, 1921; aged 77 y. 11 m. 28 d. In May 1862, she was united in marriage to Jacob Zook who preceded her to the spirit world 17 years ago. To this union were born 10 children and one girl was raised in the home. She united with the A. M. Church in youth and was a consistent member till death. She leaves 4 sons, 4 daughters, 24 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren and a host of friends. Funeral services were conducted at Maple Grove Church, New Wilmington, Pa., by I. B. Witmer of Leetonia, Ohio. Text, Rev. 14:13.
Martin.-Bro. Daniel Martin was born in Wayne Co., O., Sept. 12, 1875; died Aug. 26, 1921; aged 45 y. 11 m. 16 d. He was united in marriage to Vena Weaver, Augusta Co., Va., Sept. 12, 1905. To them were born 3 children 2 of whom survive, viz. Grace and Wayne, one child (William) having died in infancy. He gave his heart to Jesus at the early age of 14 and remained a faithful member of the Mennonite Church. Sister Martin, 2 children and many others mourn his departure. Services were conducted at the Oak Grove Church, Aug. 22, by E. F. Hartzler and I. J. Buchwalter
Hostetler.-Samuel P. Hostetler was born Sept. 27, 1871 in Lagrange Co., Ind., where he grew to manhood; died July 26, 1921; aged 49 y. 8 m. 29 d. In 1892 he was married to Lizzie Yoder. To this union were born 1 son and 1 daughter. At the age of 21 he accepted Christ as his Savior and was baptized. About 5 years ago he was stricken with paralysis from which he never fully recovered. He leaves his wife, 1 son (Orla), 1 daughter (Mrs. Ora Hooley), three grandchildren, a mother, five brothers and many friends. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church at the Forks. Funeral services by J. P. and D. D. Miller.
Eash.-Polly Hostetter Eash was born in Lagrange County, Ind., Mar. 25, 1850; died at her home near Shipshewana, Ind., Aug. 27, 1921; aged 71 y. 5 m. 2 d. On April 26, 1866, she was united in marriage to Noah Eash who preceded her in death 38 years. To this union was born one son (John W.), who with his wife and one daughter survive. In her early years she united with the Mennonite Church of which she remained a faithful member until death. Funeral services Aug. 29, at the Shore Mennonite Church by Jacob P. Miller in English and Y. C. Miller in German. A houseful of people assembled to pay the last tribute of love to one whom they loved. Burial in the Hostetler cemetery.
Swartz.-Abraham Swartz died of complications at his home near Dale Enterprise, Va., July 23, 1921, aged 83 y. 4 m. 11 d. He united with the Mennonite Church when a young man and remained true to the faith until death. Not long before his death he said he was willing to depart and had been for some time but was fully resigned to what the Lord had in store for him. He was married twice. His first wife was Mary E. Swope who died about 15 years after marriage leaving 4 sons and 4 daughters who survive him. He afterwards married Leanna Ritchie who died a little over a year before him. Funeral services were conducted at Weaver's Church July 27, by the brethren J. S. Martin and L. H. Jones. Text, Num. 3:10, after which his body was laid to rest in the cemetery nearby.
Miller.-Sister Mary H. Miller was born April 17, 1850, near Millersville, Pa.; died Aug. 21, 1921, of a complication of diseases, at the same place; aged 71 y. 4 m. 4 d. She was a member of the Mennonite Church for many years. She is survived by two sisters (Susan H. Miller and Mrs. Katie H. Breighner) of the same place. Funeral services were held Aug. 23 at the Masonville Mennonite Church. Services were conducted by Bros. Daniel Lehmar and Jacob Habecker.
Kauffman.-Paul, youngest son of Levi and Nettie Kauffman,
died August 18, 1921, near Coalridge, Mont., aged 2 y. 16 d. Little
Paul was never strong. He leaves father, mother, one sister, five
brothers, besides a number of other relatives. Two brothers preceded
him in death. Funeral services held Aug. 20, 1921, conducted by
Levi Glick of Minot, N. D. Interment near Coalridge. May he who
called him away comfort the bereaved in this their sad hour of
"It was the Savior that called our darling
To his long and blessed home.
Thus it is the gems are gathered
To the Father's home above."
Mosemann.-Sister Nettie Mosemann (nee Martin) was born in Medina Co., O., Dec. 6, 1891; died at her home near Dalton, O., Aug. 23, 1921; aged 29 y. 8 m. 17 d. She was united in marriage May 25, 1920, to Bro. Abram Mosemann, Lancaster, Pa. An infant child preceded her to the spirit world. Sister Martin united with the Mennonite Church at the age of 14 and was faithful in her devotions to her Redeemer until death. She is survived by her husband, her father (Bro. Geo. Martin), 3 sisters, 2 brothers and many relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Aug. 25 at Pleasant View Church by I. J. Buchwalter, David Hostetler, Aaron Eberly, P. R. Lantz, and Ben. Good. Text, Eccl. 7:2.
Graybill.-J. Shelley Graybill was born Jan.13, 1865; died July 21, 1921 at Richfield, Juniata Co., Pa.; aged 56 y. 5 m. 7 d. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church. About three months previous to his death he had a paralytic stroke of which he recovered to the extent that he could be around and go visiting, but did not expect to get well. He spent his last days in preparing to meet his God. He leaves a sorrowing wife, 2 daughters, 4 grandchildren, an aged mother, 5 brothers, 1 sister, and a host of friends. Funeral services were conducted at the Brick Church by Samuel Leiter, assisted by Menno Brubaker. Text II Tim. 4:7. Interment in the adjoining cemetery. May the Lord comfort the bereaved family.
Leatherman.-Martha E. Leatherman, daughter of Bro. Arthur
and Sister Barbara Leatherman, died of diphtheria, Aug. 25, 1921;
aged 4 years. Interment in Doylestown, Pa., Mennonite Cemetery.
Farewell, farewell, I must be gone,
The aching heart, the parting tear,
So soon has come. O, can it be?
Yet I hope I'll be from sorrow free.
Dear mother, dear father, dear grandma,
My sweet, dear cousins and comrades all,
To you, I say Farewell;
O think you too must die;
I am waiting to meet you all on high;
Through the Blood of Jesus I am as
Happy as I can be.
Do not shed a tear for me.
Baer.-Bro. Henry M. Baer was born Sept. 25, 1859; died
July 18, 1921; aged 61 y. 9 m. 6 d. He leaves his wife and the
following children: Norman N., and Mrs. Benj. L. Keener; also
five grandchildren, one brother, and two sisters. He and his companion
were converted and received into the Mennonite Church by baptism,
in the beginning of their married life, and he remained a faithful
and consistent member till his death. While our hearts are crushed
and sorrowful we feel an all-wise God "too wise to err and
too good to be unkind." We submissively bow to him and say,
"Thy will be done." Funeral services July 20, at his
home, conducted by Bro. Hiram Kauffman, and at the Salunga Mennonite
Church by Bros. Henry Longenecker and Noah Landis. Text, II Cor.
5:1. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
"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."
Haueter.-Elizabeth, wife of the late Gottlieb Haueter (deceased), was born in Berne, Switzerland, Mar. 3, 1850; died at the home of her son Oscar, in Medina, O., on Aug. 2, 1921; aged 71 y. 4 m. 29 d. She with her companion came to the United States about 36 years ago, locating first in Rittman, O. Later moved into Medina, Co., O., and lived near Wadsworth, O., until last fall, she with her husband made their home with her son Albert in Canton, O., where the husband died Dec. 2, 1920, five weeks after their arrival at this place. In 1895, she with her companion united with the Bethel Mennonite Church, near Wadsworth, O., and remained faithful until the end. She was the mother of six children, four of them still living, with nine grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren to mourn their loss, but we hope their loss was her eternal gain. Funeral services were held at the home of her son, Oscar, in Medina, O., Aug. 4, conducted by S. D. Rohrer assisted by J. M. Kreider. Text, Psa.116:15. Burial in Spring Grove cemetery, Medina, O.
Martin.-Phares W. Martin was born Nov. 1, 1881; died Aug. 23, 1921, at the Lancaster General Hospital; aged 39 y. 9 m. 22 d. Bro. Martin's death was the result of an accident while working in a stone quarry. He was at once taken to the Hospital, where an operation was performed. He suffered much for 6 days, then on Tuesday morning he peacefully fell asleep in Jesus. We have the consolation he is resting in glory. Bro. Martin gave his heart to Jesus and united with the Mennonite Church in his youth. He leaves a widow and 6 children as follows: Alta N., Irvin N., Paul N., Anna Mary, Lester N., and Brita Almeda; also his mother, 4 sisters, and 5 brothers, and many other friends. Funeral services Aug. 23 with private services at the house and public services at Groffdale Mennonite Church. Text, II Tim. 4:6-8.
Dear Phares, you have suffered so much in the past.
But the Lord has ended your suffering at last.
Dear Phares, we hope to prepare
To meet you in that home so fair.
--By the family.
Kolb.-Maria Bowman Kolb, second daughter and sixth child of the late Elias and Polly (Clemens) Bowman, was born near Breslau, Ontario, on the old Bowman homestead now occupied by Simon Baer, on Dec. 8, 1839; died at her home now occupied by her youngest son Titus, near Kitchener, Ont., May 17, 1921. Of a family of fourteen children, she was the last survivor, and had also reached the highest age, having attained the ripe age of 81 y. 5 m. 7 d. She united with the Mennonite Church in her early years, and was a faithful member until death. On July 5, 1857, she was married to Jacob Ziegler Kolb, who for forty-five years was deacon in the Mennonite Church at Kitchener and Breslau, and who predeceased her on June 3, 1919, at the ripe age of over 87 years, thus having enjoyed with him over 63 years of married life. Of their seven children, five survive, Polly and Simon having died when but four and two years old respectively. Those living are Leah (Mrs. Moses B. Betzner), Abram B., Elias B., Aaron C., and Titus L. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren and 69 nieces and nephews. During all her busy life she was a devoted follower of the Lord, and a loyal companion and helpmeet to her husband whose activities in his office as deacon, and organizer and superintendent of a number of Sunday schools in Waterloo county, are well remembered by a host of friends. Her help and counsel in her husband's Church work were of inestimable value to him, and her pleasant manner and winsome ways endeared her to all with whom she came into contact. She always exercised a particularly charitable spirit toward those who had in some way met with misfortune, and in addition to her own family she also reared five other children, John Ziegler, Fanny Beasley Pender, Allie Stengel, George Wenger, and John Carey; besides providing a home for her aged Uncle, Abraham Clemens, and a friendless man, Karl Rose, who lost his family shortly after arriving from Germany. Her sympathetic ministrations will be remembered by many throughout the neighborhood in which she lived so long, because, like Dorcas of old, of the "good works which she did," these being but the spontaneous outpouring of a heart which overflowed with compassion and beneficence. Though in frail health for some years prior to her last illness, having suffered from no less than four paralytic strokes, she retained her mental faculties to a remarkable degree for one of her age, and corresponded with her absent children regularly until within about a month of her death. She was laid to rest in the cemetery adjoining the First Mennonite Church of Kitchener. The large church was crowded to capacity by the many friends who came to pay a last tribute of respect to an old mother in Israel who had befriended so many during her active years. Funeral services were conducted by Oscar Burkholder, assisted at the home by M. H. Shantz, and at the church by U. K. Weber. Text, Gal. 1:9, 10, supported by Psa. 37:3, 27; Matt. 6:35; I Thes. 5:15. Mother Kolb was very fond of singing, a gift enjoyed also by her husband, and transmitted to their children. Her favorite hymn, "Oh, sing to me of Heaven," which she had marked in her hymnal with the request that it be sung at her funeral, together with "Hark! From the Tomb a Doleful Sound," "Shall We Meet?" "Some Day the Silver Cord Will Break," "We Are Going Down the Valley," and others, were used at the funeral services.
Crone.-Walter Lee Willard, son of John and Barbara Crone, was born at Plymouth, O., Dec. 9, 1905; died at Woodville, O., Sept. 9, 1921; aged 15 y. 9 m. Three brothers and 3 sisters survive, 3 brothers having preceded him in death. Funeral at Mt. Pleasant Church, Sept. 11, by S. G. Shank. Text, II Sam. 18:9.
Landis.-Lawrence Landis was born near Canton, Kans., May 6, 1898; died at the Mennonite Sanitarium Aug. 27, 1921; aged 23 y. 3 m. 21 d. In 1911 he united with the Mennonite Church and a few hours before he died he said he was never happier in his life. About a year and a half ago he caught a severe cold from which he contracted tuberculosis. Funeral services were held at the Mennonite Church near Canton, Kans., in charge of Bro. Geo. R. Brunk and Bro. Allen H. Erb.
Clymer.-Ruth Elizabeth, daughter of Martin D. and Mabel
Clymer, was born Oct. 26, 1920; died at the home of her parents,
near Intercourse, Pa., of cholera infantum, Sept. 6, 1921; aged
10 m. 11 d. Her parents, 2 brothers, and 1 sister survive. It
was hard to part with Ruth, but God knew best. "The Lord
hath given, the Lord hath taken; blessed be the name of the Lord."
Funeral services at the home by Abram Martin and John B. Senger.
Text, II Sam. 12:23. Burial in Hershey cemetery.
King.-Malinda J. King (nee Yoder) was born in Wayne County, Ohio, June 13, 1857; died at her late home in West Liberty, O., Sept. 4, 1921; aged 64 y. 2 m. 19 d. She was united in marriage to John J. King, Jan. 26, 1876. Seven children were born to this union, 1 dying in infancy, and 2 daughters (Carrie Baer and Addie Wheeler) preceded their mother but a short time. Of the immediate family there is left husband and 4 children. These with 16 grandchildren, 6 brothers and 3 sisters, and a host of friends and neighbors, mourn the loss of one who never failed them in her allotted part in this life. At the age of 15 she accepted her Savior and united with the Mennonite Church and remained true to her trust to the end. Her life was one of sacrifice and devotion to her home and friends. Among the last earthly hopes expressed, which was not realized, was that she would soon be able to attend the service of God in her accustomed place, but we trust she has joined the larger congregation of the redeemed beyond this vale of tears. The funeral services were held Sept. 6 at South Union Church, in charge of S. E. Allgyer and A. E. Boots. Interment was made in the cemetery near the church.
Yoder.-Susanna, daughter of Benjamin and Sadie Yoder,
was born Sept. 9, 1913, near Mascott, Pa.; died in the Lancaster
Hospital Sept. 9, 1921; aged 8 years. She was sick but one week
to the very hour. On Thursday, Sept. 8, she was taken to the hospital
where on the following day she underwent an operation for appendicitis
after which she seemed to be getting along fine and was thought
to be on the road to recovery but she could not outlive the day.
Her death was quite a shock to the family and her friends as she
was loved by all who knew her. She leaves parents and 3 brothers
and 3 sisters as follows: Arie, Silvia, Eli, David, Stephen and
Annie. The funeral services were held on Sept. 12, by Brethren
Benuel Stoltzfus, Henry Lapp, and John Beiler.
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Horner.-Evidene, daughter of Anson and Susie Horner, was born April 1, 1919; died in Howard Co., Ind., Aug. 1, 1921; aged 2 y. 4 m. She was sick only a few days of entenitis. Funeral at the Mennonite Church Aug. 3, conducted by E. A. Mast and N. M. Slabaugh. Burial in the Mast cemetery.
Jantzi.-Llewelyn Perry, son of Bro. Mike and Sister Elma (Zehr) Jantzi, was born Dec. 31, 1920; died near Pigeon, Mich., Sept. 7, 1921; aged 8 m. 7 d. He leaves father, mother, 1 brother, besides other relatives. Was laid to rest in the Pigeon River Cemetery. Services were conducted by S. J. Swartzendruber in German and M. S. Zehr in English.
Seeley.-LeRoy William, son of Roy and Nettie Seeley, was born Aug. 11, 1921, at home of George Wachtman near Hubbard, Oreg.; died Aug. 17, 1921; aged 7 d. He leaves father, mother, grandparents, other relatives and friends. Budded on earth to bloom in Heaven. Funeral services by E. Z. Yoder. Text, Mark 10:14, 15. Burial in the Zion Cemetery.
Roth.-Anna (nee Guth) Roth was born near Washington, Ill., Aug. 20, 1836; died at the home of her son (Peter Roth) near Shickley, Neb., Aug. 25, 1921; aged 85 y. 5 d. She leaves 3 sons, 2 daughters, 37 grandchildren, 50 great-grandchildren, besides many other relatives and friends. Husband and 3 children preceded her to the spirit world. She united with the Amish Mennonite Church in her youth, and remained faithful until death. Funeral services were conducted by Bros. Ben Schlegel and W. M. Eicher. Burial at Salem cemetery. May God bless the bereaved ones.
Stutzman.-Walter Joseph, son of Manno and Lydia Stutzman, was born near Milford, Nebr., Nov. 27, 1906; died at the same place Sept. 4, 1921; aged 14 y. 9 m. 7 d. Leaves to mourn his early departure father, 4 brothers, and 1 sister. His mother preceded him Apr. 11, 1921, nearly 5 months. He was a convert of a class of 18, who are to be baptized soon. His longing was to soon be well again and able to join his class. His sickness was abscess in the bone which caused two operations. Another abscess formed in his head near the brain on Sept. 2, which caused sudden death. Funeral was held at the East Fairview Church Sept. 6, conducted by W. R. Eicher and Geo. S. Miller. Text, I Cor. 7:29.
Mast.-Russell, son of Perry and Aera Mast, was born
in Howard Co., Ind., May 23, 1917; died of Infant Paralysis, Sept.
14, 1921; aged 4 y. 3 m. 21 d. He leaves father, mother, 4 brothers
(Paul, Clark, Leo and Woodrow), grandfather, and a host of relatives
and friends. His sickness and sufferings were of a short duration.
"He is sleeping, calmly sleeping
In a new made grave today.
We are weeping, sadly weeping
For our Russell gone away."
Funeral services at the house, Sept. 15, conducted by the brethren J. S. Horner and N. M. Slabaugh. Texts, II Kings; I Pet. 1:24.
Kehl.-Barbara Rickert, wife of Wm. Kehl, died at the Kitchener-Waterloo Hospital, Sept. 5, 1921; aged 60 y. 2 m. 22 d. She had been a sufferer from rheumatism and sometime ago had the misfortune to break a limb when she was taken to the hospital. She got along well until other complications set in causing her death. In Jan., 1892, she was married to Wm. Kehl who, with 2 sons, survives. Nearly four years ago she was converted and united with the Mennonite Church and remained faithful to the end. The funeral on Sept. 7, at the First Mennonite Church, Kitchener, conducted by Samuel Bowman and U. K. Weber.
Miller.-Leo Eldon, son of Sylvanus and Martha Miller, died at his home near Kalona, Iowa, Aug. 29, 1921; aged 1 y. 7 m. 27 d. The cause of his death was cholera infantum, together with other complications which set in. Little Leo was sick just 4 days in which time the family physician attended him six times, a doctor from Iowa City was called once for consultation but this together with the services of a trained nurse for three days was all of no avail. He was a patient sufferer while in his short stay with us but God saw fit to take him home. His parents and two brothers, Howard and Glen, are left to mourn their loss. One infant brother preceded him to the spirit world. Funeral services were held in the Upper Deer Creek Church on Aug. 31, 1921, conducted by D. J. Shetler, Pigeon, Mich., from Psa. 90 and G.A. Yoder, Wellman, Iowa, from Mark 10:13-17. Burial in the cemetery near by.
Byers.-David Elvy Byers, son of Abraham and Minnie Byers,
died at the home of his parents, near Martinsburg, Pa., Sept.
7, 1921, of typhoid fever; aged 24 y. 3 m. 2 d. He was a faithful
member of the Mennonite Church, being received about 3 months
ago. He was of a kind disposition and had a host of friends. He
will be greatly missed in the home as he was the only child, but
now the father and mother may think that he has gone to a better
home to be with those gone before. May we all prepare to meet
him when it comes our time to leave this world. Funeral services
at the Lutheran Church, Sept. 10, conducted by Bro. Abram Metzler,
assisted by Bros. J. N. Durr and C. A. Graybill. Interment in
Dry Hill cemetery.
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.
Kauffman.-Mary B. Yoder was born in Elkhart Co., Ind.,
June 25, 1850; died near Hubbard, Oreg., Aug. 26, 1921; aged 71
y. 1 m. 29 d. She was united in marriage to Jacob D. Kauffman
Mar. 22, 1883. To this union were born 2 sons and 2 daughters.
She leaves a devoted husband, 2 sons (Andrew G. and Frank), 1
step-son (David H.) and 1 daughter (Anna Hartzler), eleven grandchildren,
1 sister and 1 brother with a large circle of relatives and friends.
By her departure the husband is suffering the loss of a dear companion,
the children a devoted Christian mother, the Church a faithful
sister. She is preceded in death by an infant daughter. Funeral
services by A. P. Troyer at the Zion A. M. Church. Text, John
11:25. Burial in the cemetery near by.
Dearest mother, thou hast left us
Here our loss we deeply feel
But 'tis God who has bereft us,
He can all our sorrow heal.
McNally.-Emma Snider, a daughter of Anna and Samuel Snider, was born Nov. 25, 1865, at the old homestead in Waterloo. She was converted to God through Jesus Christ on Jan. 17, 1891, under the influence of J. S. Coffman, and baptized and united with the Mennonite Church the following spring, with which Church she was a true and loyal servant to death. On Mar. 6, 1917, she was married to Isaac McNally with whom she lived a happy and peaceful life. Some two weeks ago she was taken seriously ill. An operation was performed and all possible medical skill exerted to prolong her life. However after the operation she gradually failed and five days later died at the Kitchener-Waterloo Hospital Aug. 30. She is survived by a sorrowing husband, four sisters and three brothers. Funeral services were held from the family residence, Waterloo, on Saturday, Sept 3, Brethren Newton Weber, Jonas Snider and Oscar Burkholder having charge of services.
Vonier.-Elmer Vonier was born in Fulton Co., O., Aug.
20, 1887; died Sept. 10, 1921; aged 34 y. 20 d. His death was
caused by typhoid fever after a 34 days' illness. All that human
hands could do did not avail, and God saw fit to call him home.
On Dec. 31, 1912, he was united in marriage to Hazel Flint. To
this union were born 4 children: Blanche, Lloyd, Vera, and Cleo.
He leaves wife, 4 children, 2 brothers, and 5 sisters. One brother
preceded him in death. On Jan. 2, 1914, he and his wife united
with the Brethren Church.
Dear Elmer, we miss thee from thy place,
A shadow o'er our life is cast,
We miss the sunshine of thy face,
We miss thy kind and willing hand,
Our home is dark without thee,
We miss thee everywhere.
Funeral at the Central A. M. Church, conducted by L. Coke of the Brethren Church and E. L. Frey of the Mennonite Church. Texts, John 13:7; 5:24. Burial in Pettisville cemetery.
Cummans.-Martha Elizabeth, daughter of Henry and Rebecca Cummans, was born in Hancock Co., O., Apr. 18, 1892; died at the home of her parents in Fairfield Co., O., Aug. 25, 1921; aged 29 y. 4 m. 7 d. When but a child, her parents moved to Fairfield Co., O., where they have lived ever since. At the age of 14, Elizabeth accepted Christ as her Savior and united with the Mennonite Church. She remained faithful until death. She was of a quiet disposition, somewhat timid at times, but always kind to her friends and respectful and obedient to her parents. For a number of years she was afflicted with catarrhal trouble which finally resulted in a complication of diseases. About a week before her death she developed neuritis which was too much for her afflicted body, and she grew gradually weaker until she passed peacefully away to be with Jesus. She leaves father, mother, 1 brother (Clarence), besides many relatives and friends. One brother preceded her in death some years ago. Funeral services were held at the Turkey Run Church, near Bremen, O., by J. A. Good. Text, II Cor. 2:4-7.
Esh.-Gideon T. Esh was born in Juniata Co., Pa., Feb. 11, 1871; died July 20, 1921; aged 50 y. 5 m. 9 d. He spent his early life in Pennsylvania and in 1906 came to West Liberty where he resided until a few weeks before his death, when he was taken to the Sanitarium at La Junta, Colo. At about the age of 12 he suffered an attack of typhoid fever, followed by a disease of the hip which left him a cripple the rest of his life. At the age of 21 he united with the Amish Mennonite Church and after coming to Ohio he transferred his membership to the Bethel Church, West Liberty, where he still held it at the time of his death. His life was a hard one, full of suffering and sacrifice. His affliction kept him from active work, and he was forced to give up many pleasures. He made few complaints and was very patient. He suffered severe attacks at times until last spring when he was taken to the Sanitarium (June 4) where he died. He leaves 2 brothers, 2 sisters, and a host of relatives and friends. Parents and 3 brothers preceded him in death. Let us not mourn for him as his sufferings are now over. Funeral was held at the Bethel Church, July 24, conducted by Christian Byler and Noah Troyer. Text Job 14:1, 2.