Gospel Herald - Volume XIV, Number 44 - February 2, 1922
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Gospel Herald - Volume XIV, Number 45 - February 9, 1922 - page 878, 879
Gingerich. - Fay Willis, son of John and Lydia Gingerich, was born Oct. 27, 1921; died Jan. 28, 1922; aged 3 m. 1 d. Funeral at the Yoder Church conducted by H. A. Diener. Text, Mark 10:14. Only budded on earth to bloom in heaven.
Hostetler. - Sarah (Yoder) Hostetler was born near Farmstown,
O., May 5, 1855; died in Dover, O., Jan. 5, 1922; aged 66 y. 8
m. She was married to John H. Hostetler, Nov. 25, 1877. To this
union were born 9 children, 3 of whom preceded her in infancy.
Her sickness, of a few days, duration, was apoplexy. She leaves
husband, 3 sons, 3 daughters, grandchildren, 2 brothers, and 2
sisters. One sister preceded her a few weeks ago. She united with
the Walnut Creek A. M. Church, but later with the "Church
of God." Burial at Walnut Creek cemetery. Services by her
pastor, William Munson, assisted by S. H. Miller.
-E. A. H.
Zimmerman. - Leonard, son of Jacob and Phebe Zimmerman
was born Oct. 12, 1918; near Milford, Nebr.; died Jan. 9, 1922
at the same place; aged 3 y. 2 m. 27 d. He leaves father, mother,
2 brothers and 6 sisters, with many relatives and friends. His
sickness was brights disease.
"Little Leonard how we miss thee
Her our loss we deeply feel.
But it's Jesus hath bereft us.
He can all our sorrows heal."
Wenger. - Anna L. wife of Eli D. Wenger was born Mar. 4, 1884; entered into rest Jan. 15, 1922; aged 37 y. 10 m. 11 d. Funeral was held on Jan. 19. Services and interment at Goodville Pa., conducted by Brethren I. B. Good and Benj. Weaver. Sister Wenger was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church and with her husband was active in the Sunday school work. She leaves a sorrowing mother, a loving husband and 2 little girls and a host of friends. Text, Jno. 14:2. The minister in charge of the Bridgeville Evangelical Church of which Sister Wenger was formerly a member also assisted in the services.
Goossen. - Hilda Marie Goossen was born Apr. 2, 1899
at Mt. Lake, Minn.; on May 23, 1921 she was united in marriage
to Glen McDonald, and died Jan. 24, 1922; aged 22 y. 9 m. 22 d.
At the age of 17 years she was baptized and received into the
church fellowship by her Pastor Rev. Regier of the Bethel Mennonite
Church of Mt. Lake. Services were largely attended which were
conducted at the house by the ministers Regier and the writer,
interment took place at Elm Creek cemetery. In the same casket
was little Lloyd Stanley, having preceded her in death 2 days
at age of 2 days. She leaves husband, mother, 4 sisters, relatives
and a host of friends.
C. J. Garber.
Kauffman. - Catherine Stahl was born Aug. 27, 1870, died at her home in Clarksville, Mich. Jan. 14, 1922 aged 51 y. 4 m. 17 d. In 1887 she was married to Jonas Kauffman of Iona Co., Mich. To this union were born 6 children. Two preceded mother in death. She leaves her husband, 3 daughters, 1 son, 11 grandchildren, an aged father, and many other relatives and friends. In 1889 she accepted Christ as her Savior, uniting with the Mennonite Church remaining faithful until death. About 7 years ago she was taken seriously ill at their farm home and never regained her former health. On Jan. 5 she was taken seriously ill again suffering from a stroke from which she never rallied. Funeral services were held at the Bowne Mennonite Church, Jan. 17, conducted by Bishop D. A. Yoder.
Livingstone. - Matilda Blough was born Feb. 10, 1862 in Somerset Co. Pa. In the year 1865 she came with her parents to Iona Co., Mich., later moving to Kent Co. where she resided the rest of her life. On Mar. 22 1885 she was united in marriage to Josiah Livingstone of Kent Co., spending their days together in this vicinity. About 20 years ago she united with the Mennonite Church near Elmdale of which body she was a faithful member till death. She had been afflicted with cancer about 15 months to which she succombed Dec. 31, 1921, aged 59 y. 10 m. 21 d., leaving the old year with its cares and sorrows to enter the new with her Lord. She leaves her husband, 6 brothers, 2 sisters, and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services held at the Mennonite church conducted by Aldus Brackbill and Bishop D.A. Yoder.
Binkley. - Elizabeth (Herr) Binkley wife of Abram E. Binkley, Neffsville, Pa., was born July 27, 1874; died Dec. 29, 1921 at Lancaster General Hospital, of a complication of diseases; aged 47 y. 5 m. 2 d. She was a member of the Landis Valley Mennonite Church for a number of years. Sister Binkley was a sufferer for many years, she having under-gone five operations within the last fourteen years. Yet she was cheerful all the while, always looking on the bright side. She leaves a husband, 3 daughters, 4 sons, 8 grandchildren and 2 sisters. One son preceded her, in his infancy. Funeral services were conducted at Neffsville, Jan. 1, 1922 by Brethren John Lefevre, S. G. Kauffman and Noah Landis. Text II Cor. 5:1. Remains laid to rest in the U. B. cemetery at Neffsville, Pa. adjoining her late home.
Kurtz. - Stephen Y. Kurtz was born in Juniata Co., Pa., Jan. 31, 1843; died Jan. 17, 1922; aged 78 y. 11 m. 10 d. On Jan. 27, 1870 he was united in marriage to Fanny Schrock. To this union were born 6 children, 4 sons and 2 daughters. He is survived by his companion, 3 sons (Samuel, J. M., and Albert). and 2 daughters (Mrs. A. L. Smucker and Elizabeth); also 4 grandchildren and a large circle of near relatives and friends. One son (Amos) preceded him to the spirit world. In early life he confessed and accepted Christ as his Savior and united with the Amish Mennonite Church. He was a faithful and consistent member until death, always interested in the work of his Master. Funeral services were held at the Oak Grove Mennonite Church, conducted by Brethren P. R. Lantz and J. S. Gerig. Texts, Psa. 90; Gen. 15:15. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
Shaffer. - Nora Shriner Shaffer, daughter of Noah and
Alice Shriner, was born in Cass Co., Mich., Mar. 11, 1892; died
near Elmdale, Mich., Jan. 21, 1922; aged 29 y. 10 m. 10 d. On
Aug. 13, 1910 she was united in marriage to Elmer L. Shaffer.
To this union were born 2 sons and 3 daughters (Raymond N., Elda
F., Esther M., Walter S. and Lois L.), all of whom, together with
the husband, her parents, her brother (Frank,) and sister (Wealthy,)
and a host of friends are left to mourn her departure. She united
with the Mennonite Church at the age of 12 years and remained
faithful to the end. Funeral services were conducted at the Bowne
Church, Jan. 24, 1922, by Aldus Brackbill and Jacob K. Bixler.
Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
"A precious one from us has gone,
A voice we loved is stilled;
A place is vacant in our home,
Which never can be filled."
Yoder. - Elsie Ursula Good was born near Wakarusa, Ind., July 25, 1886; died near Kouts, Ind., Dec. 31, 1921; aged 35 y. 5 m. 6 d. While quite young she gave her heart to Jesus, and since then has tried to do only those things that please Him. She was united in marriage to Lloyd Yoder, Jan. 11, 1908. To this union were born 6 children, 3 sons and 3 daughters. One son has preceded her. She was a good and kind wife and mother and will be greatly missed at home and in the church, but the Word says, "All things work together for good to them that love God to them who are the called according to His purpose." Short services were held at the Hopewell Church near Kouts, Ind. Text, Matthew 24:44. Body was then taken to her parent's home near Wakarusa, Ind. Buried at Yellow Creek Church on Jan. 5, 1922, in the presence of a very large congregation; services conducted by J. W. Christophel and James Bucher. Text Psa. 116:15. "Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints."
Landis. - Elizabeth A. Macher was born in Kitchener, Ont., Mar. 23, 1858; died at her home in Cullom, Ill., Jan. 28, 1922; aged 63 y. 10 m. 5 d. She moved with her parents, (Mr. and Mrs. Jacob A. Macher) when quite young, to Illinois. She was married to Bro. William Landis at Pontiac, Ill., Feb. 4, 1880. Three children were born to this union-Charles, who died Dec. 11, 1911, Harvey, who died in infancy and Sarah Alice at home. Sister Landis united with the Mennonite Church many years ago and was a faithful member to the end of her life, always attending church when her strength would permit. She leaves to mourn her departure a sorrowing husband and her daughter, Sarah, 3 grandchildren, 6 sisters, 5 brothers and many friends. Sister Landis suffered with heart trouble for many years but was always patient and cheerful. She was a good neighbor, a loving wife and a kind mother. Funeral services were held Jan. 30, 1922 in the Mennonite Church Cullom, Ill., conducted by John W. Mc.Culloh. Burial in West Lawn cemetery.
Hostetler. - Jonathan Christian Hostetler was born near Wooster, O., Apr. 15, 1841; died near Smithville, O., Jan. 3, 1922; aged 80 y. 8 m. 19 d. He was united in marriage Feb. 1, 1866 with Catherine Smucker who died in July 1874. To this union were born 2 sons and 2 daughters. On Sept. 16, 1875 he was united in marriage with Mary Ann Greaser, who died Mar. 22, 1918. Since then he was at home with his son, Ephraim, who alone of the children survive him. He leaves 1 son 2 brothers (David, and Christian), 6 grandchildren, one great-grand-child, together with a large number of relatives and friends. He was converted and united with the Mennonite Church in early manhood, and during all the joys and sorrows of his life, he never wavered from the chosen faith of his fathers nor failed to take a firm stand for his convitcions.* The funeral was held in the Oak Grove Church on Jan. 5, by C. Z. Yoder, J. S. Gerig, P. R. Lantz. * transcriptionist's note: as spelled in the Gospel Herald.
Mayer. - Barbara (Spenler) Mayer was born Sept. 4, 1859
near Baden, Ont., died Sept. 19, 1921; aged 62 y. 15 d. In her
early life she united with the A. M. Church and was a faithful
member till death called her home. June 10, 1879 she was united
in marriage to the late Christian Mayer who preceded her in death
8 months ago. To this union were born 4 children, 1 son 3 daughters.
John preceded her in death in early life. Three daughters survive,
(Sarah Gerig, Lizzie Kennel, Matty Bast) 9 grandchildren, 2 brothers
and 2 sisters and many friends. For many years she suffered a
great deal of severe pain with cancer and often wished that death
might relieve her, but was always willing that the Lord's will
be done. Services at the house were conducted by Bro. Christ Gasho
and at Steinman's Church by Bros. Dan Yutzie and Dan Steimen.
Mother has gone and left us
Here below she could not stay
For the voice of Jesus called her
And she did His voice obey.
Sponaugle. - Mary A. (Feter) Sponaugle passed away at
the home of her daughter (Mrs. J. M. Purkey) Whitmer, W. Va.,
Dec. 31, 1921; aged 85 y. 2 m. 19 d. She was united in marriage
to Lewis Sponaugle, who preceded her in death in 1907, at the
age of 78 years. To this union were born 10 children, of whom
4 preceded her. Those remaining are Solomon Sponaugle, Mrs. Claddie
Purkey, Norman Sponaugle, Alice Feter, Phoebe Sponaugle. She united
with the Mennonite Church, being baptized by Bro. Rhine W. Benner
on Oct. 25, 1921, and lived faithful until death. Funeral services
were conducted at the home of her daughter by Rhine W. Benner.
Text, Rev. 14:13. Interment in the Hunting Ground cemetery.
What is home without a mother?
You will never, never know,
Till the mother lieth low,
Low beneath the budding daisies,
Free from earthly care and pain,
To the home so sad without her,
Never to return again.
Yoder. - Ananias Yoder was born in Somerset Co., Pa.,
Dec. 16, 1848; died Jan. 17, 1922; aged 73 y. 1 m. 1 d. He came
to Iowa with his parents when about 16 years old. He was taken
ill with the "Flu" and a little later Pneumonia set
in which was the cause of his death. He was sick only a short
time. Mar. 2, 1871 he was united in marriage to Susie Stutzman.
They lived in matrimony a little over 50 years. To this union
were born 9 children, 5 sons and 4 daughters. One daughter, (Fannie)
was called to the great beyond some time ago. He leaves his aged
companion, 5 sons and 3 daughters; also 38 Grandchildren, 5 brothers
and 5 sisters, and many other relatives and friends. He united
with the Mennonite Church in his youth in which faith he died.
The funeral services were held at the West Union church, Jan.
19, conducted by Samuel Gerber, Pekin Ill., (Text Heb. 4:9) and
P. P. Swartzendruber and J. K. Yoder from the home congregation.
Interment was made in the Yoder Cemetery.
A precious one from us has gone,
A voice we loved is stilled;
A place is vacant in our home,
Which never can be filled.
Miller. - Sarah Miller was born in Holmes Co., O., Sept.
20, 1845; died at the home of J. H. Speelman, near Shanesville,
O., Jan. 24, 1922; aged 76 y. 4 m. 4 d. At about the age of 18
she united with the Amish Church of which she remained a true
and faithful member until the Lord called her home. Apr. 19, 1868
she was united in marriage to Eli J. Miller and lived in Matrimony
nearly 54 years. To this union were born 2 daughters and 2 sons
(Lamanda, who died in 1874, Mary A. Speelman, Edward and Robert).
She leaves to mourn her departure her husband, 3 children, 9 grandchildren,
1 son-in-law 2 daughters-in-law 6 brothers, 4 sisters and a host
of friends. She was a kind and loving mother and being of a patient,
cheerful and quiet disposition. Funeral at the home conducted
by Brethren Emanuel Shrock and Benjamin Troyer. Text I Thess.
4:13. Interment in the Emanuel Slabach cemetery, southwest of
Farewell Mother till we meet,
In that happy home above
There with thee to sing God's praises
In that land of joy and love.
Moon. - Mary B., daughter of Ezekiel and Abagail Nye
was born in Rochester, Mass. Apr. 20, 1828; died Jan. 14, 1922;
aged 93 y. 8 m. 24 d. Her grandfather Nye came across the ocean
in the "Mayflower." Her father was a sailor, and in
December, 1827 he started on a voyage and neither crew nor ship
was ever heard of since. It was thought they were taken by pirates.
The earlier part of her life was spent in Massachusetts. In May,
1866 she came to Newaygo Co., Mich., and was married to Cyrus
Moon Sept. 8, of the same year. The remaining part of her life
was spent near Big Prairie, Mich., with the exception of 7 years
when they lived in White Cloud, Mich., and one year was spent
in Minnesota; also they lived for some time at Howard City, Mich.
where her husband died April 4, 1913. Since then she has made
her home with her daughter, Mrs. Charles Dunham, on the home farm
near Big Prairie. She is survived by one daughter (Laura N.),
3 grandchildren, and 9 great-grandchildren. Her eyesight had been
gradually failing and the last few years she had been nearly blind.
Hers was a life of much hardship and suffering , but she bore
it all without complaint. She loved to hear the Bible read and
rested securely in its promises. She was ready to be called home
and often expressed her willingness and desire to go. Interment
in Union cemetery, near White Cloud, Mich.
Ebersole. - Daniel F. Ebersole was born near Chambersburg,
Pa., May 24, 1855; he died at his home near Sterling, Ill., Jan.
7, 1922; aged 66 y. 7 m. 17 d. He was united in marriage to Sarah
Rummel in January 1881. They moved to Sterling, Ill. in the spring
of 1884. To this union 5 children were born Mrs. Mary Bowman,
Norman, Mrs. Annie Cross and Daniel. His wife departed this life
Jan. 2 1886. On Feb. 20, 1890, Bro. Ebersole was united in marriage
to Mattie Kornhaus. To this union 5 children were born; Mrs. Edna
Shank, Lester, Emman, and Noah. Bertha passed away at the age
of 5 months.
Bro. Ebersole united with the Mennonite Church in the eighties and was a faithful member, ever adoring the doctrine of the Church by a consistent life, until the time of his death. In the year 1905 he with his family moved to New Kirk, Okla. During his residence there the church chose him as deacon, which office he held until the time of his death. In the fall of 1907 they returned to Sterling where they have since resided.
Besides the above mentioned children he leaves to mourn his departure, his wife, and 4 brothers (David F., Christ, Noah, and Henry). Funeral services were held Jan. 10, at the Mennonite Church, where a large number of relatives and friends gathered to pay a last tribute of respect. Services were in charge of A. C. Good. Text II Tim. 4:6-8.
Yoder. - Lydia Smiley Yoder, was born Dec. 5, 1846,
near Goshen, Ind., died Jan. 22, 1922, aged 75 y. 1 m. 17 d. In
the fall of 1866 she with her parents moved to Wayne Co., Ohio.
On Oct. 22, 1868 she united with C. Z. Yoder in the sacred bonds
of matrimony and with a tender and loving heart shared the joys
and sorrows of life with him for 53 years and 3 months. On April
1, 1869 their home was established on the farm where they lived
until her death and where the following children were born: John
S., David A. Rufus M., Menno S. Orie C., Mary E., Joseph D., Ira
D., and a little daughter who was born Aug. 8, 1893 and died in
infancy. The father and their surviving 8 children were with mother
when she quietly and peacefully fell asleep in Jesus. At the age
of 20 years she gave he heart to the Lord and united with the
Amish Mennonite Church, and continued faithful and loyal to God
and the Church. She, with her Savior and His Gospel, stood for
separation from the world in her social and domestic life, as
well as in her religious duties, accepting modest apparel, never
changing to conform with the world. As a wife she was a faithful
Christian companion and helpmate. As a mother she was kind and
affectionate and was always concerned with the spiritual as well
as the temporal welfare of her children. As a neighbor she was
always glad to lend a helping hand. To the poor and afflicted
ones she was kind and sympathetic, willing to give up her time,
comforts, and strength to minister to their needs. She was a very
conscientious, systematic and exact in her home, in her social
life and in her religious service. She was deeply interested in
organizing the Sunday school at the Oak Grove Church, and always
attended with her family whenever circumstances would permit,
teaching a class through many of these years. She took an active
part in the organization of the Sisters Aid Society, in which
her interests continued throughout life. She had a large circle
of friends and enjoyed visiting these, either at home or in the
many congregations and mission stations of like faith in many
of our states and provinces of Canada. She spent many enjoyable
hours writing to them and remembering them on special occasions.
She is survived by her husband, 8 children, and 15 grandchildren.
She was the oldest of a family of 6 daughters, 4 of whom are still
About 10 days before her death she contracted a cold which was not considered serious. On Wednesday (Jan. 18,) her sickness was pronounced pneumonia and a nurse was called, but all that could be done seemed of no avail. She suffered from pleuresy for 3 days but this ended on Saturday evening. She rested well until midnight when she gradually grew weaker until she peacefully fell asleep. Funeral was largely attended, conducted by Bros. J. S. Gerig and I. W. Royer, assisted by Bros. I. J. Bruckwalter and J. N. Smucker. Text Psa. 112:6; John 14:18.
Transcribed by: Mary Teeter, Michigan
Lindal. - Herbert Ray, son of Frank and Martha (Brubaker) Lindal, was born at Pretty Prairie, Kan., Aug. 3, 1916; died in Wichita, Kan., Feb. 6, 1922; aged 5 y. 6 m. 3 d. He was first smitten with diphtheria, then with scarlet fever. Funeral at the Pennsylvania Church near Hesston, Kans., by D. H. Bender. Text, II Kings 4:26. He leaves father, mother, 4 brothers, 2 sisters, and many relatives and friends.
Cassel. - Mary Ann Bricker, wife of Henry Cassel, was born July 8, 1839; died Jan. 4, 1922; aged 82 y. 5 m. 27 d. She united with the Mennonite Church in early life and remained faithful until death. She leaves 2 sons, 1 daughter, 9 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Blenheim Church, near New Dundee, Ont., Jan. 6, conducted by Bros. Moses H. Shantz and Manasseh Hallman. Text, II Tim. 4:6-8.
King. - Martha May, daughter of Simon and Katie King was born near Pettisville, O., Aug. 8, 1917; died of diphtheria, Jan. 19, 1922; aged 4 y. 5 m. 11 d. She was of a kind and loving disposition, having a smile for everybody. It is hard to give her up, but we know that God's ways are best, so His will shall be done. She leaves parents, 1 brother, (Willard), 1 sister (Ada), and a host of relatives and friends. Interment in Eckley cemetery where a short service was held.
Hess. - Peter Hess was born Jan. 13, 1844; died Jan. 27, 1922; aged 78 y. 13 d. He was a faithful member of the Slate Hill Mennonite Church for many years and one of the trustees at the time of his death. He is survived by his wife, 2 daughters (Mary and Annie). 1 son (Christian), and 3 grandchildren; also by 1 brother (Pre. Samuel Hess) and 1 sister (Barbara Hess). Funeral on Jan. 31 from his late home in Mechanicsburg, Pa., with further services and interment at the Slate Hill Mennonite Church, conducted by Brethren Reuben Cockley and B. F. Zimmerman.
Hochstetler. - Lovina (Beachy) Hochstetler was born near Farmerstown, O., Nov. 16, 1866; died near the same place Jan. 25, 1922; aged 55 y. 2 m. 9 d. She was married to N. W. Hochstetler Dec. 21, 1890. To this union were born 8 children. One son and 1 daughter preceded her in infancy. She leaves husband, 2 sons, 4 daughters, 2 grandchildren, 2 brothers, 3 sisters, and a host of relatives and friends. She was a faithful member of the Walnut Creek A. M. Church where services were held Jan. 27, 1922 (with a full house), conducted by Lester Hostetler and S. H. Miller. Text, Gen. 5:24.
Short. - Joseph C. Short was born in Lorraine, France, Mar. 15, 1852; died at his home at Archbold, O., Jan. 22, 1922; aged 69 y. 10 m. 7 d. In the year 1854, he with his parents, immigrated to the United States and settled on a farm near Elmira, O. The greater part of his life was spent in and around Archbold, O. On Aug. 3, 1876 he was united in marriage to Mary Klopfenstein. To this union were born 2 sons and 3 daughters. He leaves his sorrowing wife, 5 children, 18 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, 1 brother (John C.), and a host of relatives and friends. In early life he confessed Christ as his Savior and united with the Amish Mennonite Church remaining faithful until death. Funeral services Jan. 25, conducted by Bros. Henry Rychener and S. D. Grieser. Interment in Lockport cemetery.
Schrock. - Polly (Yoder) Schrock was born in Lagrange Co., Ind., Dec. 22, 1860; died in Reno Co., Kans., Jan. 30, 1922; aged 61 y. 1 m. 8 d. She was twice married. To the first union (Bontrager) were born 4 sons, 1 preceding her in death. On August 24, 1886, she was united in marriage to Bro. C. C. Schrock. To this union were born 2 sons and 1 daughters. Beside the husband and 6 children, she also leaves 4 brothers, 3 sisters, 2 half-brothers, 4 step-sons, 1 step-daughter and many other relatives and friends. In early life she united with the Amish Church. In the year of 1893 she with her husband changed her membership to the Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the Yoder Mennonite Church, Feb. 2, 1922, conducted by the Brethren D. Y. Hooley, Harry A. Diener and L. O. King. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
Rohrer. - Martha Rohrer was born near Seville, O., Feb. 19, 1844. She was a daughter of Pre. Michael and Elizabeth (Westheffer) Rohrer. After an illness of several days duration she died at the home of S. D. Rohrer, near Wadsworth, O., Dec. 10, 1921; aged 77 y. 9 m. 21 d. Heart trouble was the cause of her death. On Dec. 18, 1906, she was married to Jacob L. Rohrer, Palmyra, Mo., She is survived by her husband; also a nephew and niece whom she reared from infancy, and 6 step-children. There also remain 2 sisters (Mary Kreider and Elizabeth Rodenbach), 3 brothers (William, Benjamin and Michael). The deceased was a member of the Mennonite Church (Wisler) for a number of years. Funeral services were held on Dec. 13 at the Lower Mennonite Church, conducted by Brethren Abr. and Benj. Good and Moses Horst. Text, I Thes. 4:13-18. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
Yoder. - Sarah Yoder (nee Zook) was born in Wayne Co., O., Nov. 5, 1840; died Jan. 31, 1922; aged 81 y. 2 m. 26 d. She was united in marriage to David J. Smucker, Nov. __, 1858. This union was blessed with 10 children, 2 sons and 8 daughters. The husband, 1 son, and 4 daughters preceded her in death. In 1898 she was again married to Pre. C. K. Yoder, West Liberty, O., who also preceded her. There remain 5 children, 28 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers (David and Gideon Zook), and a large circle of near relatives and friends. In early life she confessed Christ as her Savior and united with the A. M. Church, always taking an active interest in the work of the Master, deeply interested in upholding the principles and doctrines taught in the Word of God and held dear by the Church. She gave many wise admonitions to those who came in contact with her noble Christian life. Services were held at the Oak Grove Church, conducted by Bros. J. N. Smucker, J. S. Gerg, and I. W. Royer. Text, Psa. 23, Interment in nearby cemetery.
Baumgartner. - Caroline Baumgartner was born in Wayne Co., O., Mar. 29, 1862; died Feb. 4, 1922; aged 59 y. 10 m. 15 d. Her death was rather unexpected. She retired as usual, but soon after was stricken with apoplexy and became unconscious, until morning when she passed away. She accepted her Savior in her youth, uniting with the Mennonite Church. For many years she was a faithful member at the Salem congregation, where funeral services were held Feb. 6, conducted by C. N. Amstutz, M. Niswander, and W. F. Godschall. Texts, Psa. 116:15; Job 14:14. She leaves 1 brother (Daniel Webster) and 3 sisters (Sarah, Mrs. Elias Basinger, and Mrs. D. Kirchofer). Her parents died when she was only a child, but having been raised by Christian foster parents (uncle and aunt), she was influenced by their lives and became a devoted Christian, and cared for them in their old age as if they were her own parents. She was of a quiet, unassuming disposition, peaceful, kind, and charitable to those in need.
Moser. - Jacob J. Moser was born near Dalton. O., Oct. 18, 1840; died of heart disease, Jan. 27, 1922; aged 81 y. 3 m. 9 d. He united with the Swiss Mennonite Church in his youth and remained a faithful member until death. In 1869 he was ordained a deacon in which capacity he faithfully served until 1917. He was of a peaceful, quiet nature, and was esteemed and respected by all who came in contact with him which was shown by the large number who gathered at his funeral. Services were conducted by Brethren J. S. Moser, Ben Good, C. N. Amstutz, Jacob Nussbaum, and I. J. Buckwalter. Texts, Luke 12:40-42; Heb. 13:7. On Mar. 3, 1866, he was united in marriage to Fanny Welty. Nine children were born to this union, 4 sons and 5 daughters. Four children preceded him - 2 dying in infancy. He leaves his wife, 2 sons, 3 daughters, 33 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends.
Kempf. - Laureen, daughter of Emra and Barbara Kempf,
was born May 16, 1911; died Jan. 31, 1922; aged 10 y. 8 m. 15
d. Laureen had always been a healthy child, until last June, when
she was operated on for acute appendicitis. Before she had fully
recovered, she was stricken with infantile paralysis, which left
her a cripple. About 10 days before her death, she contracted
pneumonia, which soon ended her short life. She had always been
an obedient child, and never complained during all her sickness
and suffering. Her father and mother, 2 sisters, 3 brothers, grandmother,
and many others mourn her early departure. She was the oldest
of a family of 9 children, among whom were two pair of twins,
she being the fourth child to depart this life. Funeral services,
Feb. 2, at the Lower Deer Creek Church, near Kalona, Ia., conducted
by W. S. Gingerich, Joseph Hershberger, and A. G. Yoder. Texts,
II Cor. 1:3-6; Rev. 7:9-17; Job. 14:1, 2.
"Dearest daughter thou hast left us,
Here our loss we deeply feel;
But 'tis God that hath bereft us,
He can all our sorrows heal."
Roggie. - Mary N., wife of Christian Roggie, was born
in Lewis Co., N. Y., Feb. __, 1862; died Jan. 29, 1922. She was
an invalid and unable to walk for nearly seven years suffering
much pain. On Sept. 4, 1921, she sustained a stroke of paralysis
from which she never rallied. For the last few weeks she suffered
intensely but bore it all patiently and longed to be with Christ.
Over and over she repeated the words, "I want to go home,"
"This is no home;" "I'm going home." We have
the assurance that she is now enjoying that sweet rest that is
awaiting the people of God. She was a kind, loving, Christian
mother. She united with the Amish Church in youth and was a steadfast
member unto the end. On Sept. 16,1880, she was united in marriage
to Christian Roggie who survives with 10 children (7 daughters
and 3 sons), 10 grandchildren, 1 sister, and 1 brother. One daughter
preceded her to the spirit world. The funeral was largely attended
from the Amish Mennonite Church near Croghan, Feb. 1, conducted
by G. M. Nofziger in German and by J. J. Zehr in English.
More and more we miss thee,
Friends may think the wound is healed;
But they little know the sorrow,
That lies within our hearts concealed.
Souder. - Catharine P., wife of Fred H. Souder, Lansdale,
Pa., fell asleep in Jesus Jan. 20, 1922, aged 68 y. 7 m. 5 d.,
after lingering for several months with bright's disease. She
seemed to realize her work on earth was nearly ended and looked
to the city that had foundations. Sister Souder had a loving disposition
and was largely and favorably known among the Mennonites of eastern
Pennsylvania. Bro. and Sister Souder enjoyed the Christian fellowship
of the church and visited extensively the congregations of the
neighboring counties. By a former marriage to the late Benjamin
Ruth, deacon of the Towamencin congregation, she was blessed with
4 children. Two (John and Howard) survive. Warren and Elizabeth
Cassel preceded her in death. Two step-children (Artemus Souder
and Laura, wife of Wilson Stauffer) also remain to mourn her departure
beside the grandchildren and a host of friends. Funeral services
were conducted Jan. 24 at the Towamencin Mennonite meeting house
by Frank Cassel, Jonas Mininiger, J. C. Clemens, and Isaac Kulp.
Text, Rev. 2:10.
"Why should our tears in sorrow flow
When God recalls his own,
And bids them leave a world of woe
For an immortal crown."
J. C. C.
Yoder. - George Vernon, son of Peter B. and Emma Yoder,
was born in St. Joseph Co., Ind., Aug. 12, 1893. He married Florence
Enders of Elkhart Co., Ind., Nov. 7, 1914. To this union were
born 2 sons, Charles and Harold. He was an almost constant sufferer
for the last three years. He saw the need of his Savior while
on his bed of affliction, was converted and received by baptism
into the Mennonite Brethren in Christ Church Aug. 27, 11921. Many
prayers were offered in his behalf that he might in his remaining
days have that peace "which passeth understanding."
He died at the home of his parents near Wakarusa, Ind., Feb. 1,
1922; aged 28 y. 5 m. 20 d. He leaves his faithful wife, 2 sons,
father, mother, 6 brothers, 1 sisters, and many other relatives
Sunset and evening star,
And one clear call for me!
And may there be no moaning of the bar
When I put out to sea;
But such a tide as moving seems asleep,
Too full for sound or foam,
When that which drew from out the boundless deep
Turns again home.
Twilight and evening bell,
And after that the dark!
And may there be no sad farewell,
When I embark;
For tho from out our bourne of Time and Place
The flood may bear me far,
I hope to see my Pilot face to face
When I have crossed the bar.
Funeral services held at the Olive Church conducted by Brethren Harvey Miller and A. B. Yoder of the M. B. C. Church and Bro. Henry Weldy. Text. Heb. 9:24.
-D. A. Y.
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Moyer. - Richard, son of R. Walter and Mabel Moyer,
was born April 28, 1921; died Feb. 2, 1922 of pneumonia; aged
9 m. 5 d. Funeral at the Blooming Glen, Pa., church conducted
by Brethren Joseph Ruth and Wilson Moyer. Text, Psa. 34:19.
"Go, little pilgrim, to thy home
On yonder blissful shore;
We miss thee here, but soon will come
Where thou hast gone before."
Moshberger. - Ruth Lula Moshberger of near Aurora, Oreg., was born Aug. 9, 1904; died Jan. 30, 1922; aged 17 y. 5 m. 21 d. She leaves father, mother, one sister three brothers, and aged grandfather, besides a host of relatives and friends. Her sudden death came as a surprise to everyone as she had been ill only a week, rheumatism going to the heart and infection of the lungs suddenly turning into pneumonia causing her untimely death. Funeral services were conducted by Bro. F. J. Gingerich.
Swope. - Anna Rebecca, daughter of J. Perry and Sister
Rebecca Swope was born Mar. 6, 1920; died Feb. 8, 1922, at her
home at Mt. Clinton, Va., aged 1 y. 11 m. 2 d. She leaves father,
mother, 2 sisters, and 3 brothers. Anna was a very bright and
happy child. Brainfever caused her death. Bros. Amos Heatwole
and Joseph W. Coffman preached her funeral at the Mt. Clinton
Mennonite Church. Her body was laid to rest in the cemetery near
"Gone to heaven is our darling,
Gone to her bright home above;
She has left us here so lonely,
How we miss her whom we loved."
Horst. - Adin Henry, twin son of Henry and Grace S.
Horst, was born Mar. 14, 1920; died Jan. 22, 1922; aged 1 y. 10
m. 11 d. His death was caused by a grain of corn lodging in his
windpipe. He was taken to Baltimore to the hospital and was operated
upon, but he died at the hospital. It was hard to give him up,
but we can not wish him back. The text was, "The Lord gave,
and the Lord taketh." He is survived by his parents, brothers,
(Perry and Paul), and sisters (Margaret and Anna - his twin sister).
Funeral service were conducted by Bro. S. R. Eby at the Mennonite
Church near Clearspring. Buried in grave yard adjoining.
"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
T'will only be a little while."
Wideman. - Isaac, second son of the late Pre. Jacob Wideman, was born Christmas, 1851, died at his residence Markham, Ont., Jan. 22, 1922, after an illness of about two months. Brother Wideman was converted and received into the Mennonite Church in his young manhood. He was of a quiet disposition yet very much devoted to his Master and the cause of the Church. He was married to Esther Reesor in 1882 who survives him. Two children (Albert and Mary - Mrs. Abram Hunsberger) sorrow with the mother in this bereavement. Fanny, the youngest daughter, passed away in 1915. That the deceased was held in very high esteem by the community was shown by the large gathering at the funeral. The burial took place on the 25th, at the Wideman Church. Services conducted by L. W. Hoover and L. J. Burkholder.
Heatwole. - Gabriel B. Heatwole was born Dec. 4, 1834; died Jan. 29, 1922; aged 87 y. 1 m. 25 d. He was united in marriage to Lydia Frank who died eighteen years ago. Surviving him are four daughters and three sons. He was a member of the old Order Mennonite Church in which he lived faithful until death. He was a minister of the Gospel for about 52 years. According to his statement he preached 2,704 Sundays in 52 years, and also preached 3,000 funerals. He was of a humble and meek spirit, and his delight was in visiting the sick and afflicted. He will be greatly missed in the church and community and especially among "the sick." Funeral services were held Jan. 31 at the Pleasant View Church by Lewis Good, J. W. Wenger and Snively Martin. Text, Psa. 71; 12, 13, 15. The remains were laid to rest in the cemetery near by.
Smith. - Hettie N. (Stauffer) Smith, wife of Christian
Smith, died Feb. 7, 1922, of pneumonia; aged 56 y. 9 m. 1 d. Mother's
death was very unexpected, although she had been sick for 13 days.
Her husband, 5 children, 5 grandchildren, 3 brothers, and 4 sisters
survive. She was a member of the Masonville Mennonite Church,
(Lancaster Co. Pa.,) for many years and we feel our loss is her
gain. She expressed herself as being satisfied either way it would
go during her sickness. Funeral services were held Friday morning
at the house and 10 o'clock at the Masonville church with interment
in the adjoining cemetery. Services conducted by Bros. J. C. Habecker,
Daniel Lehman, and C. K. Lehman. Text, Jno. 14:1-3; Psa. 30:5;
"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."
Miller. - Fannie Miller (nee Troyer)* was born Mar. 4,
1857; died Feb. 4, 1922; aged 64 y. 11 m. She was united in marriage
to Abraham Troyer. To this union are born 2 sons and three daughters.
Husband, one son, and one daughter preceded her to the spirit
world. Since June, 1921, she has made her home with her daughter,
Mrs. Ben Oswald of Charm, Ohio, where she was tenderly cared for.
She suffered a great deal for the past year and often wished that
death might relieve her, but she was always willing that the Lord's
will be done. Short services were held at the home of daughter
(Mrs. B. D. Oswald) after which the remains were sent to Lagrange,
Ind., for burial. Services were held by Jeff Troyer and Chris
Miller at the Town Line Church., Burial in Yoder Cemetery.
*Name should be Fannie Troyer - maiden name was Miller
"Farewell, Mother till we meet,
In that happy home above
There with thee to sing God's praises
In that land of joy and love."
By a friend.
Shellenberger. - Menno J. Shellenberger was born in
Osborne Co., Kans., Jan. 6, 1897; died of smallpox at Diaberker,
Armenia, Dec. 14, 1921; aged 24 y. 11 m. 8 d. Funeral services
were conducted the next morning by Missionary Doctor Jacob Kunzler
and the remains laid to rest near the banks of Tigris River. Bro.
Shellenberger left his home at Hesston, Kans., last August to
join the force of relief workers in the Near East. Less than three
months after he reached his field of labor he was stricken with
the dread disease. Although he was attended by a number of physicians
and a trained nurse and all that human skill and help could do
was done, yet after suffering and battling with the disease for
nearly three weeks he passed away, in full assurance of entrance
into that other and better far-away land where sickness and death
cannot come. Bro. Shellenberger gave his heart to God and united
with the Mennonite Church seven years ago. He was a faithful,
devoted, consistent Christian the remainder of his days. He was
closely associated with the religious activities of the home congregation
and Hesston College, in which situation he was a student for five
years. At the time he left for the Near East he was serving as
president of the Young People's Christian Association of the school.
Word of his death did not reach his home at Hesston until Jan.
6, 1922, by cable, and details by letter did not arrive until
a month later. Suitable memorial services were held in the Assembly
Hall of the college on Feb. 12, by Brethren S. C. Yoder, J. D.
Charles, T. M. Erb, and D. H. Bender. Text, Hosea 13:15; Jer.
48:17; Rev. 2:10.
D. H. B.
Camp. - Joseph E., son of Christian and Magdaline Camp,
was born near Metamora, Ill., March 29, 1866; died Feb. 5, 1922;
aged 55 y. 10 m. 7 d. On Feb. 22, 1894 was united in marrage*
with Phoebe Nafzinger to which union were borne* one son and four
daughters (Clifford, Dinah, Catherine, Evalyn and Naoma) all of
whom are left to mourn his departure; also four brothers (Christian,
Peer, John, and Samuel) and three sisters (Mrs. Katie Springer,
Mrs. Valentine Garber, and Anna Camp) with many friends and relatives.
His father and mother preceded him to the better world. He joined
the Mennonite Church at Metamora at an early age, of which he
was a constant member up to the time of his death. He was a lover
of music. Several days before his death he enjoyed listening to
a chorus at his home which seemed a comfort to him. He was especially
gifted along mechanical lines. He took special pains in improving
their place for the comfort and convenience of their home, doing
a greater portion of the skilled workmanship himself, after which
he was taken sick with bright's disease causing his death.
"Though parting ways are heavy to bear,
There is a field of clover,
That we may with our loved ones share,
After our earthly trials are over."
Calling the family to the bedside to bid them farewell, he asked forgiveness in case he should have wronged anyone, then with the following words which is evidence to prove he has gone to meet his Saviour, he peacefully fell asleep. "We never brought anything into this world and can't take anything out. God doeth all things well, when our life work is ended, we'll meet in the better world. God's way is the best way, everything is satisfactory with me. I hope this will be a lesson to you all and meet me in heaven." Funeral services at the house by A. A. Schrock and at the Union Church by A. L. Buzzard.
* transcriptionist's note: as spelled by Gospel Herald
Wenger. - Frederick, son of Frederick and Magdalene
Wenger, was born near Orrville, Ohio, Apr. 6, 1855; died Feb.
6, 1922; aged 66 y. 10 m. On March 4, 1875, he was married to
Catherine Schrock. To this union were born the following children:
Mrs. E. U. Burkholder, Mrs. S. C. Smucker, and Levi J. Wenger.
Catherine Schrock Wenger died Nov. 11, 1909; and on Jan. 12, 1911,
he was married to Lydia Schrock, who with the afore named children
survive him. There remain also 19 grandchildren, a brother (Elias)
and a sister (Mrs. Stephen Miller. ) About 25 years ago they took
into their home to bring up and care for Lydia Mae Goldsmith,
then 4 years old. She is now Mrs. W. C. Moore of Canton, O. Early
in his life he accepted Christ as his personal Saviour and united
with the Mennonite Church, remaining true to the principles of
the Gospel through his life, always delighting himself in the
singing of hymns of real worship, such as "Father Lead Me",
"Rock of Ages," and many others of similar character,
never selecting fast music. He also memorized and often quoted
many Scripture verses. He was a kind loving husband and father,
much interested in the welfare of his family. His desire and wish
was that his grandchildren may grow up to be virtuous, strong
men and women for Christ. The aim of his life can best be expressed
in the following lines:
"I live for those who love me,
Whose hearts are kind and true;
For the heaven that smiles above,
And waits my spirit, too;
For all human ties that bind me,
For the task my God assigned me,
For the bright hopes left behind me,
And the good that I can do."
The funeral services were held at the Oak Grove church near Smithville, O., Feb. 9, conducted by J S. Gerig, I. W. Royer, Jesse Smucker, C. A. and D. Z. Yoder, and J. A. Liechty. Text, Jno. 14:2, 6. Burial in the Oak Grove Cemetery. May God richly bless the bereaved family.
Transcribed by: Mary Teeter, Michigan