Bollinger. - Edward W., infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward W. Bollinger of Pond Bank, Pa., died suddenly on Dec. 11, after a few hours illness. He was just one week old. After short services at the house he was buried at Cedar Hill Cemetery.
Humphrey. - Susie A., wife of William Humphrey, was born Aug. 11, 1859; died Dec. 2, 1921; aged 62 y. 3 m. 23 d. She leaves husband, 2 daughters (Osie and Kate), 1 son (George); also eight step-children, of whom 2 preceded her, and a host of relatives and friends. She accepted her Savior 17 years ago, remaining faithful to the end. Her sickness, (locked bowels) was of 2 days duration, after being taken to the Kingdaughter hospital, Staunton, Va., She was a regular attendant at the Springdale Church. Funeral services conducted by A. P. Heatwole and Joseph R. Driver. Text, II Cor. 5:1. Interment in Springdale Cemetery.
Martin. - Michael H. Martin was born near Lancaster,
Pa., Aug. 14, 1837; died Oct. 23, 1921; aged 84 y. 2 m. 9 d. He
was ailing about four years. The last five months he was confined
to his bed. He leaves 9 children, 45 grandchildren, and 32 great-grandchildren.
Mother and two little boys preceded him to the spirit world. Father
longed to be with Christ, and we cherish the hope that we can
meet him some time in the land of the blest.
Funeral services at Reiff' Church, conducted by Brethren George S. Keener, C. R. Strite, and David Lesher. Text, Jno 14:23. Interment in cemetery near by.
Good. - Mary (Groff), wife of the late Daniel Good was born in Waterloo, Co., Ont. In April, 1869, she united in marriage with Daniel Good, being blessed with the following children: Isaac, Leah (died), Israel, Lydia Ann, Josiah, Allen, Simeon, Daniel, Samuel. In 1903, Bro. and Sister Good, with the greater part of their family moved to the Canadian West, near Carstairs, Alberta, where they lived till in the spring of 1921, when they returned to Waterloo, Ont., again, making their home with their daughter, (Mrs. Ibra Snyder), when on July 13 Bro. Good died, and on Dec. 6 Sister Good died. They both united with the Mennonite Church in their youth, and we believe were faithful to their end. May God comfort the bereaved family.
Snyder. - Mary Snyder (nee Shantz) was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., Oct. 6, 1847; died at her home in Waterloo Nov. 25, 1921; aged 74 y. 1 m. 19 d. She united in marriage with Martin B. Snyder, who preceded her about 5 years ago, having born to them a number of grand and great-grandchildren. Sister Snyder united with the Mennonite Church in her youth and was faithful unto death, even through her sickness which lasted several months, often with great pain and distress, yet bearing it patiently, being resigned to the Lord saying, Thy will be done. Funeral services were conducted at the home by Bro. Lewis S. Weber, and at the Waterloo Church by Bro. Jonas Snider.
Miller. - Lucy daughter of Samuel and Catherine Erb was born in Holmes Co., Ohio, Nov. 29, 1854; died Sept. 23, 1921, at Middlebury, Ind.; Aged 66 y. 9 m. 24 d. On Sept. 2, 1887, she was united in marriage to Jerry J. Miller. To this union was born one son, who died at the age of one year. Surviving her are her husband, two foster children, two grandchildren, two sisters (Mrs. D. J. Miller and Mrs. Henry C. N. Coffman), two brothers (Samuel Erb and John Erb). She united with the Mennonite Church in her youth and remained faithful to the end, being a kind and loving wife and mother. Funeral services at Middlebury Mennonite Church, Sept. 26 by Silas Yoder and S. S. Yoder.
Sutter. - Magdalena-Good-Sutter was born in Bavaria, Germany, Feb. 14, 1834. She came to America, when about 19 years old, settling in Tazewell Co., Ill., where she has since resided. She was united in marriage to John Sutter who preceded her in death. She passed away at her home southeast of Hopedale, Ill., after an illness of several weeks; 87 y. 6 m. 4 d. She united with the Amish Mennonite Church in her early youth and lived a consistent Christian life, until called home. She leaves six children (Andrew W., Amos, Christian, John, Lizzie Wittrig, and Mrs. Susan Egli). Funeral services were held at the A. M. Church, Aug. 21, conducted by Simon Litwiller, and Samuel Gerber. Interment in the Amish cemetery west of Hopedale.
Lehman. - Bro. Jacob L. Lehman was born in Dauphin Co. Pa., March 10, 1859; died at his home where he was born and raised Dec. 5, 1921, aged 62 y. 8 m. 25 d. He had been in failing health for a few years as the result of a stroke. On the evening he died he and his companion retired for the night as usual and in a short time he had a stroke and soon died. He was a consistent member of the Mennonite Church for 32 years. He is survived by his wife (nee Harriet Haldeman) 2 sons (George and Ammon), 3 daughters (Agnes married to Charlie Fox, Etna and Mabel) 2 grandchildren, 1 brother and 2 sisters. Funeral Dec. 9, at his late home by Bro. Samuel L. Oberholtzer and at the Elizabethtown Mennonite Church by Bro. Noah Risser and Bro. Simon E. Garber. Interment in the Elizabethtown Mennonite Cemetery.
Hamilton. - Eunice Grace, daughter of James and Emma
Hamilton, died of diphtheria, Nov. 25, 1921; age 2 y. 3 m. 8 d.
She leaves father, mother, 4 brothers, and 3 sisters. Two little
brothers preceded her. Memorial services were held Dec. 11, the
sermon was preached by R. M. Weaver, assisted by Henry King. Text,
Mark 1:14. Little Eunice was a sweet, affectionate little girl.
Altho so young, she was delighted when she could so some little
errand of kindness for some one of the family. Her absence is
very keenly felt. She was laid to rest in the pleasant Valley
cemetery near Harper, Kans.
"Little Eunice how we miss thee,
Here thy loss we deeply feel
But it' Jesus hath bereft us.
He can all our sorrows heal."
Shantz. - Sarah Shantz was born in Wilmot Twp., Ontario, June 3, 1853; died at her home in Breslau, Ont., Dec. 20, 1921; aged 68 y. 6 m. 17 d. On Feb. 28, 1875, she was united in marriage to Isaac C. Shantz. To this union were born eight children, four (Sarah, Herman, Viney, and Laura) preceding her in death and four (Edwin, Luanna, Mary and Edith), with her husband and ten grandchildren, are left to mourn her departure. Sister Shantz united with the Mennonite Church in her girlhood days and remained a consistent member until death claimed her. The last few weeks of her life were spent in intense suffering, but through it all her continual desire was to bear it faithfully and uncomplainingly until she could go home. The funeral services were held at the Breslau Mennonite Church on Dec. 23, 1921, and were conducted by Brethren Jonas Snider and U. K. Weber.
Ortwein. - Moses Ortwein was born Feb. 15, 1873; in
Waterloo Co., Ont.; died Dec. 8, 1921, at Innisfail Hospital,
Alta.; aged 48 y. 9 m. 23 d. He was converted July, 1906, and
has since lived a faithful, consecrated, and happy life. He was
a strong healthy man. He met his death in a sad accident. While
digging a well at his home, lowering a bucket, it became unhooked
from the rope, falling on his head, and fractured his skull. He
lived 24 hours after the accident, never regaining consciousness.
He will be greatly missed in the home and also in the community.
He leaves a grief-stricken widow, 7 children (ranging from 14
months to 21 years), an aged mother, 3 brothers, and 3 sisters
who preceded him; also a number of relatives and friends. He was
well known and well liked by all with whom he came in contact.
Funeral from the Mayton Church and burial in Mayton Cemetery.
Services conducted by A. C. Eby. Texts, Eccl. 7:1-4; 12; Psa.
"A precious one from us is gone,
A voice we loved is stilled;
A place is vacant in our homes,
Which never can be filled."
Roth. - Anna Roth (nee Lehman), was born at Beaver
Falls, New York, Nov. 4, 1860; passed away Nov. 18, 1921, at the
Kitchener-Waterloo Hospital, Ont., after a critical operation.
On Jan. 20, 1887, she was married to Joseph S. Roth, having
born to them 1 son, 2 daughters, of whom 1 daughter preceded about
6 years ago, leaving to mourn at her death, husband, 1 son, 1
daughter, 6 brothers, 2 sisters.
Bro. Roth was taken ill with pneumonia the same day Sister Roth got sick, but got better again, being able to perform some work, but had not fully recovered, till about 4 weeks after her death he again took sick suddenly, with a complication of diseases, and passed away on Dec. 19, 1921; aged 59 y. 9 m. 18 d. leaving 1 son, 1 daughter, 2 brothers, and 2 sisters. Especially will they be missed in the Mennonite Church at Waterloo, where they had been members, and regular attendants.
Funeral services conducted at Waterloo Mennonite Church by Bro. Jonas Snider and Bro. Schroeder of the Evangelical Church, at both funerals. May God comfort the bereaved family with His abundant Grace, and the presence of His Spirit.
Transcriber's note: Two deaths reported in this obituary.
King. - Lydia, daughter of David M. and Rebecca Zook,
was born near Allensville, Pennsylvania, Oct. 5, 1842; died at
her home near West Liberty, Ohio, Dec. 13, 1921; aged 79 y. 2
m. 8 d.
She resided in Mifflin Co., Pennsylvania, until her marriage to Isaac B. King, on March 3, 1869, at which time they located near West Liberty, O., in which vicinity they have since lived. To this union were born three sons and three daughters, all but one of whom, with the husband, were at her bedside when the summons came to "come up higher"
For a number of years she had been ailing with chronic bronchial trouble. On Sept. 11 of this year she took to her bed but after three weeks of sickness she again apparently regained strength so that she was able to visit at the homes of her children. On Wednesday of last week she began failing but was not considered serious until Sunday when her heart began to fail and she grew constantly weaker until Tuesday, when she quietly passed away.
She had been a quiet faithful member of the Amish Mennonite Church from her youth, and in all her suffering was patient and was never heard to complain. She was a loving and devoted wife and mother.
She leaves her bereaved husband, six children, (David P. King, Mrs. Samuel Fry, Mrs. Kenneth Shank, Mrs. Joseph A. King, Milton King, and Elmer J. King, who resides on the home place); four brothers, eleven grand-children and a host of relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held at South Union Church, in charge of Bros. A. I. Yoder and Levi Plank. Burial in the cemetery near the church.
Transcribed by: Mary Teeter , Michigan
Gospel Herald - Volume XIV, Number 41 - January 12, 1922 - page 814, 815
Benner. - Rachel (Reitz) Benner was born Apr. 9, 1844; died Dec. 27, 1921; aged 77 y. 6 m. 19 d. She was united in marriage to Solomon Benner Apr. 9, 1863. This union was blessed with 4 sons and 5 daughters. She was confined to her bed for some time as the result of a broken arm. Interment in the cemetery at Richfield, Pa. Services were conducted by Bros. Menno. B. Brubaker and Simon Auker. Text, I Pet. 1:3, 4.
Fisher. - Frederick R. Fisher was born Oct. 16, 1859; died near Richfield, Pa., Dec. 24, 1921; aged 62 y. 2 m. 8 d. He was married to Mary Jane Helvig Nov. 25, 1880. This union was blessed with 5 sons and 2 daughters, 2 daughters having preceded him to the spirit world. He died very suddenly of heart trouble. He was a deacon in the Mennonite Church. Funeral services were conducted by Menno B. Brubaker and _____Roach. Text, Matt. 24:46.
Wertz. - Polly (Alwine) Wertz was born Feb. 6, 1843; died Jan. 1, 1922; aged 78 y. 10 m. 25 d. Her husband passed away more than 40 years ago. She struggled to keep her family of children together. She has made her home with her niece, Mrs. Chas. Kaltenbaugh, for the last 7 years. She passed away at the Kaltenbaugh home, near Davidsville, Pa. Funeral Services were held at the Thomas Church by E. J. Blough and Jas. Saylor. Text, Josh. 3:4 (last clause). Burial in adjoining cemetery.
Eash. - Annie (Epply) Eash was born Oct. 20, 1860; died at her home near Davidsville, Pa., Dec. 22, 1921; aged 61 y. 2 m. 2 d. She is survived by her husband (Joseph Eash) 1 son (William), and 2 daughters (Minnie Fraugle and Salome Eash). Sister Eash has been suffering of cancer for several years. During her affliction, she has shown a most commendable spirit of patience and faith. Funeral services conducted at the Blough Church, by E. J. Blough and Jas. Saylor. Text, Psa. 39:4. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.
Diller. - Dale J., son of Samuel and Elsie Diller was
born Dec. 11, 1921; died Dec. 28, 1921; aged 16 days. He leaves
to mourn father, mother, 2 brothers, (one a twin) and 2 sisters.
Funeral services at the house on Dec. 29, conducted by Andrew
Brenneman. Text, Job. 1:21. Buried in the Salem cemetery.
O God our help in ages past,
Our hope for years to come:
Be thou our guard while troubles last,
And our eternal hone.
- Andrew Brenneman.
Friesen. - Helena Friesen was born in Manitoba June 14, 1878; died Dec. 24, 1921, at her home near Guernsey Sask., aged 43 y. 6 m. 11 d. She was united in marriage to Jacob Friesen July 12, 1896. To this union were born 12 children, 2 of whom preceded her in death. There remains to mourn her loss, husband and 10 children. She confessed Christ in early life and united with the Mennonite Church in Manitoba. She was deeply interested in the spiritual welfare of her children. Funeral services at the Sharon Mennonite Church near Guernsey Sask., conducted by Bro. E. S. Hallman and Bro. Allan Good. Text, I Cor. 15:57. Buried in cemetery near by.
Hess. - Albert E. and Robert E., twin sons of Bro. Jacob
S. and Sister Anna B. Hess, were born Nov. 27, 1921. Albert died
Dec. 5, 1921, aged 8 days. Funeral Dec. 6. Robert died Dec. 17,
aged 20 days. Funeral Dec. 18. Both services were conducted by
Jacob Hershey. Texts, Matt. 18:14; II Cor. 4:8. Interment in Hess'
Cemetery near Lititz, Pa.,
Farewell twins, our darlings dear;
You have left us mourning here,
Gone to where our Lord doth dwell,
Where there's joy no tongue can tell.
E. M. H.
Kulp. - John, son of Elias and Elizabeth Kulp of Bally,
Pa., fell peacefully asleep in Jesus, Dec. 11, 1921; aged 8 m.
4 d. He became suddenly ill in the night of spasms and was sick
only 18 hours. Funeral services on Dec. 15 at the home by Bros.
John Ehst and John Kriebel, and further services and burial at
Franconia, Pa., by Bros. C. Warren Moyer, Isaac Kulp, and Jonas
Mininger. Text, Luke 18:16. He is survived by his parents, 4 sisters,
and 2 brothers. Four brothers and 1 sister have preceded him.
Though our hearts are almost broken, we will submit to the Lord's
will for we know that dear little John will never know sorrow.
Miller. - Lucinda (Hochstetler) Miller was born Nov. 5, 1862; died Dec. 25, 1921; aged 59 y. 1 m. 20 d. Her sickness was cancer of the liver, being ill only a few months. She was married to Joseph J. Miller, Feb. 8, 1885. To this union were born 2 sons and 5 daughters. One daughter preceded her in infancy, the rest surviving. Besides these she leaves husband, 2 brothers, 3 sisters, and a host of relatives and friends. She united with the Walnut Creek A. M. Church in her youth. Funeral services conducted Dec. 27, 1921, in charge of Bros. A. J. and S. H. Miller, with burial at Walnut Creek cemetery. Texts, I Cor. 15:47-58; II Cor. 4:18.
Kriegbaum. - William Willis Kriegbaum was born near Shipshewana, Ind., Oct. 4, 1895; died Oct. 30, 1921; aged 26 y. 26 d. While fixing a tire on his car, a car came from the rear and struck him, which resulted in his death in a few minutes. He is survived by his mother, a sister, a half-brother, and many friends. He was a member of the Mennonite Church at the Forks congregation, La Grange County, Ind., having participated in the communion services just two weeks before his death. Funeral services were conducted at the home of his mother at Constantine, Mich., Nov. 3, 1921, Bros. Y. C., Josiah J., and D. D. Miller officiating.
Stutzman. - Adam Stutzman was born in Holmes Co., Ohio, Feb. 27, 1861. Dec. 14, 1918, he had a paralytic stroke from which he died Dec. 17, 1921, at his home near Chappel, Nebr.; aged 60 y. 9 m. 20 d. He accepted Christ as His Savior in his youth and remained faithful until death. He left Ohio at the age of 12, moving to Milford, Neb., where he remained until 1886, at which time he moved to Chappel, Neb., where he has since made his home. On Aug. 13, 1882, he was married to Amanda Christner. To this union were born 3 sons and 3 daughters, who with his life companion, 14 grandchildren, 2 brothers, 2 sisters, and many relatives and friends remain to mourn his departure. Funeral services at the A. M. Church near Chapple, Neb., conducted by N. M. Birky. Interment in cemetery adjoining.
Stouffer. - Nancy Nold Stouffer was born in Columbiana
Co., Ohio, Jan. 6, 1838; died at the same place, at the home of
her daughter, Mrs. John Riehl, Dec. 17, 1921; aged 83 y. 11 m.
In 1858 she was married to Jacob Stouffer, who preceded her in death twenty-three years ago. To this union were born twelve children of whom six survive; also nineteen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Sister Stouffer was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church. She attended church very regularly as long as health permitted. She was always ready to lend a helping hand to those in need. The cause of her death was heart trouble in connection with old age. Funeral services were held at the Leetonia Mennonite Church, conducted by Brethren I. B. Witmer and A. J. Steiner. Text Rom. 8:18. Burial in cemetery near the church.
Miller. - Lucinda, daughter of Abraham J. and Magdalena Troyer Miller, was born March 2, 1868; died Dec. 19, 1921; aged 53 y. 9 m. 3 d. She died of atrophy of the spinal cord, a condition which gradually brought her into a more and more helpless condition. She was converted at 16, united with the Mennonite Church, and has since then lived a consistent Christian life. She suffered much, for the past year. During the last three weeks of her life she longed for her eternal home, praying "O Lord, come quickly." She is survived by an aged mother, a sister, 1 brothers, and many relatives and friends. She said, "Tell the friends who can not come to see me that I will be waiting and watching for them." Funeral services at Clinton Brick Church near Goshen, Ind., by Bros. Daniel Coffman, Amos Nusbaum, and J. M. Kreider.
Garber. - Mary Egly was born Aug. 13, 1840, in Stark
Co., Ohio, coming to Elkhart Co., Ind., with her parents at the
age of about 7 years, was united in marriage to Christian Garber
in 1861. To this union were born two sons and four daughters.
Husband and one daughter preceded her in death. She died Dec.
16, 1921; aged 81 y. 4 m. 3 d. She was a faithful member of the
Mennonite Church for many years. She leaves one sister (Mrs. Cathren
Troyer), 2 sons (Joseph and Samuel), and 3 daughters (Mrs. Levi
D. Miller, Mrs. Abraham Mast, and Mrs. John D. Boyer), 7 grandchildren
and 10 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at the Clinton Brick Church near Goshen, Ind., Dec. 18, by Bro. Amos Nusbaum and Bro. J. M. Kreider.
"How we miss your gentle footsteps,
Oh, we miss your loving smile;
But we're glad 'tis not forever,
We are only parted for awhile."
King. - Harry Kenneth, son of Andrew and Fannie King, was born Dec. 24, 1912; died Dec. 11, 1921; aged 8 y. 11 m. 19 d. He seemingly was in good health until Saturday, Dec. 10, when he complained of having a severe headache and chill and soon fell asleep, from which he awakened only twice and spoke a few words to his mother. His condition did not cause alarm until Sunday afternoon when he was suddenly seized by convulsions. Everything possible was done for him that loving hands and medical help could do, but the real cause of his death is a mystery. He remained in an unconscious condition until death relieved him. At the close of earth's holy day, a new and glorious day dawned for him. It is hard to part with those we love so dearly, but we know God doeth all things well, so by His help we humbly bow and say "Thy will be done." He leaves to mourn his loss, father, mother, 3 brothers (Ora, Paul and Edison), 1 sister (Delta), 1 sister preceding him to the spirit world; great-grandfather, grandfather and grandmother, uncles, aunts, and a host of friends.
Death should come gently to one of gentle mould like thee.
As light winds, wandering through groves of bloom
Detach thy sweet eyes calmly, and without pain,
and we will trust in God to see thee yet again.
Funeral at S. Union Church, Dec. 13, 1921, conducted by A. I. Yoder.
Blauch. - Simon L., son of Levi and Barbara Blauch,
was born in Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co. Pa., Feb. 11, 1887. On
Oct. 27, 1879, his mother was burned by a lamp explosion and died
Nov. 5. On May 31, 1909, Simon met with a severe mishap when a
team ran away with him, rendering him unconscious. So serious
was the injury that, he was in the hospital for 11 weeks, not
knowing where he was. He went to work again about Dec. 1 of the
same year, but his mind never served him right from that time.
In Nov. 1919, against the wishes of all his friends, he enlisted
in the army, finally landing on the Phillipines. The last letter
received from him came in July 1921. On Dec. 13, 1921, the sad
message came stating that he was crushed by a wagon and died at
the age of 34 y. 10 m. 2 d., leaving an aged father, step-mother,
one sister, 5 step-sisters, 1 step-brother, and a number of relatives
and friends to whom the message was a sad one.
There are three dark nights as a father to remember. One, when his mother's clothes were on fire, and he helped me rescue her, but in vain. It seems I can still hear the screams on that doleful night, though the stars were shining bright. Them again, I think of the sad night when He was laid on a stretcher and carried by six men, down a steep hill, towards the hospital. O, the groanings of those two nights as they come to me now! Then again, the sad word that he was crushed. O, that sad and lonely night! The feeling and sorrow cannot be given. Brethren, sisters, remember us at the throne.
Transcriber's note: there is something wrong with the arithmetic in this obituary. Simon L. born in 1887, but his mother died in 1879 ???? Probably it is the birth year (1887) that is incorrect - probably.
Note#2 - The above obituary for Simon L. Blauch is published here as it originally appeared in Gospel Herald, along with a transcriber's note. The details are NOT corrected in the GH version above.
Family researcher, Dave Ruckser has sent in the following"correction" and comments. His correction is presented here to help clarify this situation. ----- ddk
One of your transcribers mentioned in the
Simon L Blauch obit that there was an obvious error; he felt it was Simon's
birth year. Actually, it was his mother Barbara Yoder's date of death that
was in error. This error is perpetuated in Amish/Amish Mennonite
Genealogies....Attached is the obit from the Johnstown Tribune: along with
my notes.............Simon's birthdate works well with the age in obit
*NOTE: AAMG mistakenly lists date of death as 1874. Her obit
her mother (who AAMG lists as died in 1897) died "some years since."
Possibly her mother passed away in 1874; and the years for mother and
daughter are transposed.
Yoder Family Assn. uses AAMG data.
Her son Simon's obit states his mother died 11/5/1879; but also states he
was born in 1887! Again, date is transposed!
Johnstown Tribune, 11-6-1897
MRS. LEVI BLOUGH
Barbara, wife of Levi Blough, who was seriously burned by a
in her hands Thursday of last week, died at her home near Benscreek,
Somerset County, at 9:30 o'clock last night, from the effects of her
injuries. Mrs. Blough was a daughter of Mr. Isaac Yoder, and was born in
Somerset County forty years ago. Her mother died a few years since. Mrs.
Blough was married in Somerset County twenty years ago, and is survived by
her husband and two children -- Simon S. Blough, aged ten years, and Minnie,
She is also survived by her father, mentioned above; three sisters -- Mrs.
Levi Weaver, of Conemaugh Township, Somerset County, Mrs. Joseph Mishler, of
this city, and Miss Catharine, who keeps house for her father, near
Benscreek, and one brother, Joseph Yoder, of Goshen, Ind., who is expected
to arrive this morning to attend the funeral. The deceased was a consistent
member of the Mennonite Church and was highly esteemed by all who knew her.
She was a faithful wife and a kind and loving mother. Her many friends will
be sorry to learn of her untimely death.
The funeral will take place at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon. Religious
service will be held in the Mennonite Church, after which interment will be
made in the church cemetery.
King. - David M. King was born in Mifflin Co., Pa.,
Oct. 10, 1840; died at the home of his son, near West Liberty,
O., Oct. 16, 1921. In 1869 he came to Logan Co., O., and on March
4, 1873, he was married to Jemima F. Hartzler, who died Sept.
12, 1908. This union was blessed with three children, of whom
two have preceded him-one son in infancy and Lydia Maud, on June
29, 1907. One son (A. Lester) with his companion and 2 grandchildren,
survive. In his declining years his faculties failed him, and
he often spoke of life as being a real burden to him, and many
times gave expression to a desire to depart and be at rest. His
condition, however, was not serious until Thursday evening., Oct.
13. Having contracted a heavy cold, which terminated in lagrippe,
he soon began to realize that his stay on earth was short. On
Sunday noon death came as a sweet relief and peacefully ushered
his soul into eternal rest, at the ripe old age of 81 y. 6 d.
He united with the A. M. Church in Mifflin Co., Pa., in which
faith he died. The last year of his life he seemed more fully
to realize the importance of living for Christ and spent much
time in devotion to Him. Only a few hours before his soul took
its flight he gave the testimony "he was ready and glad to
"Sweetly sleep, then, dearest father,
Since our Savior tho't it best.
Earthly life to change for glory,
Cares and trials for sweetest rest.
We'll not murmur, though we miss thee;
Rest thee now from all thy care;
Soon we hope with wings celestial
To be home, thy joys to share."
Funeral at S. Union Church, Oct. 18, 1921, conducted by A. I. Yoder.
Transcribed by: Mary Teeter , Michigan
Bower. - Samuel L. Bower was born in Boyertown, Pa., Oct. 14, 1880; died in Pottstown, Pa., Dec. 24, 1921; aged 41 y. 2 m. He was a sufferer for five years, claiming though that his sufferings brought him closer to Christ and expressed the wish to go to his heavenly home, where we hope to meet him and the loved ones gone before us. He leaves his wife, (Blanche), son (Paul), father (Joel B. Bower), sister (Mary L.), and brother (Abram L. Bower). Funeral services were held at his home by Preachers Henry Bechtel and J. Hamilton Smith. Text, II Tim. 4:6. Interment in Edgewood cemetery, Pottstown, Pa.,
Miller. - Thomas, son of Bro. John F. and Sister Wilma Miller was born near Shipshewana, Ind., Apr. 12, 1894; died at Goshen, Ind., Dec. 15, 1921; aged 27 y. 8 m. 3 d. He and Clifford Troyer were riding in an automobile when they were leaving Goshen for the Troyer home, and crossing the N. Y. C. railroad tracks, they were struck by a freight train. They were taken to the hospital where Thomas passed away in a few hours. His body was taken to White Cloud, Mich., the home of his parents. He leaves father, mother, 5 brothers, 3 sisters, a grandfather, and many relatives and friends. Funeral at the Union Church, conducted by E. A. Bontrager. Text, I Sam. 20:3. This should be a loud call to our community.
Lehman. - Anna Hofstetter Lehman was born in Switzerland Mar. 6, 1880; came to America in 1881; died Dec. 30, 1921, at her home near Dalton, O., of acute mialiaria tuberculosis, aged 41 y. 9 m. 24 d. October 31, 1907, she was united in marriage to Reuben Lehman. To this union were born 3 daughters and 1 son (Cora, Esther, Frieda and Calvin). She leaves to mourn her sorrowing husband, 4 children, father, step-mother, 7 brothers, 1 sister, and a host of other relatives and friends. Her mother and one brother preceded her. She accepted her Savior in her early life and was a faithful member of the Swiss Mennonite Church and attended regularly when health permitted. Buried at the Sonneberg Church on Jan. 2, 1922, in the presence of a very large congregation. Services were conducted by J. S. Moser, Jacob Nussbaum, and C. N. Amstutz.
Nofziger. - Orville Leroy, son of Moses and Ida Nofziger,
was born near Wauseon, O., Apr. 30, 1921; departed this life at
the same place Dec. 31, 1921; aged 8 m. 1 d. He died of a complication
of diseases, suffering much during his sickness, but we have the
comforting thought that he has gone to that place where pain and
sickness are over. He leaves parents, 1 brother, 2 sisters; also
a large host of relatives and friends.
All is dark within our dwelling,
Lonely are our hearts today
For the one we loved so dearly
Has forever passed away.
Funeral services were held at Clinton A. M. Church conducted by E. L. Frey. Text, Psa. 16:6. Interment in Pettisville cemetery.
Peifer. - Mary Ann Kreider was born at Landisville,
Pa., July 26, 1851, died at her home near East Petersburg, Pa.,
Jan. 2, 1922; aged 70 y. 5 m. 6 d. On Nov. 28, 1871, she was married
to Martin E. Peifer. Her husband, 4 sons, 3 daughters, 14 grandchildren,
1 great-grandchild, 1 brother, and 1 sister remain to mourn the
loss of a faithful wife, loving mother, and affectionate sister.
She was a faithful Christian and member of East Petersburg Mennonite
Church for many years. She suffered with a complication of ailment
for six years, but bore her sufferings with patience. Funeral
services were held at her late home Jan. 4 and at the East Petersburg
Mennonite Church. Services were conducted by Frank Kreider and
Noah Landis. Text, John 14:1.
Farewell, mother, till we meet
In that happy home above
There to sing God's praises with thee
In that land of joy and love.
Steiner. - Ulrich, son of Ulrich and Barbara Steiner, was born in Wayne Co., O., Feb. 15, 1829; died Dec. 22, 1921; aged 92 y. 10 m. 6 d. He united with the Mennonite Church in his youth and remained true to the faith until death. On Feb. 19, 1863, he was married to Barbara Schumacher of Bluffton, O. To this union were born 9 children. His wife and the following children survive: Sarah (Miller), Urias, Samuel, Caroline (Entwhistle), Menno, John, David, Moses. Aaron, the youngest child, died in infancy. He also leaves 19 grandchildren to mourn his departure. Grandpa Steiner passed the first 42 years of his earthly pilgrimage in Wayne Co., O., moving with this family to Morrison, Ill., in the spring of 1871 where he continued his residence until 1908, when he moved to Fairview, Mich., at which place he resided until his demise. Funeral services were conducted by Bro. Menno Esch Christmas day at the Fairview Church after which the remains were laid away in the cemetery nearby.
Rychener. - Mrs. Daniel Rychener, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Jacob Eckley, was born Aug. 10, 1851, in Fultin* Co., O.,
departed this life Jan. 2, 1922, at the home of her daughter Mrs.
John Rashley; aged 70 y. 4 m. 22 d. She was married to Daniel
Rychener, Dec. 18, 1873. To this union were born 4 children (Mrs.
John Rashley, Mrs. H. G. Houser, Mrs. Jesse Richardson, and Aaron
Rychener). She leaves 3 daughters, 1 son, 12 grandchildren, and
2 sisters (Mrs. Henry Sauder and Miss Nancy Eckley) also a host
of relatives and friends. Her husband preceded her to the Great
Beyond eleven months and one day. In her younger years she united
with the Amish Mennonite Church and remained a member until death.
Farewell, children I must leave you,
For to answer God's request.
But do not grieve. This is no sorrow,
But a 'Home of Perfect Rest.'
Funeral services were held at the Raker Church Jan. 5 conducted by S. D. Grieser. Text, Isa. 38:1. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
*transcriptionist's note: should be spelled Fulton
Neff. - Margie (Huber) wife of Roy K. Neff of Millersville, Pa., was born Aug. 2, 1903; died Dec. 30, 1921. She took sick Christmas night with convulsions and was taken to the Hospital in unconscious condition. As the hours and days were passing we were anxiously waiting her recovery but beyond all aid she passed away with her sorrowing husband by her side. A few months ago when Bro. J. W. Weaver was holding meetings at Rohrerstown she with her husband became willing to serve the Lord. For this we are very glad. May this be a warning for young and old (to set our house in order). She is survived by her sorrowing husband, and infant son (R. Kendig). May the Lord give sufficient grace to the father to bring up this little one for much good. She is also survived by her father (Jacob Huber), her foster parents (Bro. and Sister David Harnish) where she lived since one year old. Services were held at Masonville Church by Bros. D. N. Lehman and J. H. Mosemann. Burial in cemetery adjoining.
Schneider. - Anna Barbara Schneider (nee Wenger) was born at Bern, Switzerland, Sept. 5, 1842. In her native country she was married to Frederick A. Schneider in 1862 and they together came to America in the year 1873. This union was blest with 10 children. Her husband and 4 children preceded her in death. The last few years Sister Schneider has made her home with her daughter Emma Lantz, of near Norfolk, Neb., where she was tenderly cared for until Jan. 4, 1922, when she peacefully passed away, at the ripe old age of 79 y. 3 m. 29 d. She leaves 3 sons and 3 daughters; also 2 brothers, 2 sisters and 7 grandchildren. She became a Christian many years ago, proving true and faithful. She was a kind and loving mother and being of a quiet, cheerful, and unassuming disposition, she endeared herself to all who knew her. On Jan. 6 her remains were brought to Beemer and taken to the home of her son Fred, from which place the funeral was held on Jan. 7 conducted by Bros. Peter Oswald and J. H. Birky. Texts, John 11:25-27; I Thes. 4:14. Burial in the Beemer Cemetery.
Lehman. - Rachel Lehman was born in Allen Co., O., Sept.
3, 1860; died at her home in Allen Co., O., Dec. 31, 1921; aged
61 y. 3 m. 28 d. At about the age of 18 she united with the Mennonite
Church of which she remained a faithful member until the Lord
called her home. On Feb. 23, 1883, she was united in marriage
to Christopher G. Good who preceded her June 3, 1897. To this
union were born 2 sons, (Irvin and Jesse), 2 daughters (Ida and
Susanna). She leaves to mourn her departure her 2 sons and 2 daughters,
4 grandchildren, an aged mother, 4 brothers, 4 sisters, 1 uncle,
1 aunt, and a host of relatives and friends. She was stricken
with paralysis Oct. 8 from which she partly recovered but later
was stricken inwardly which proved fatal. She bore her suffering
with Christian fortitude to the end.
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,
Funeral at Salem church conducted by Brethren George Ross and Andrew Brenneman. Text, I Cor. 15:58. Interment in cemetery nearby.
Nofziger. - John Nofziger was born Jan. 9, 1838, in Woodford Co., Ill. After a brief illness he passed out of this life Dec. 26, 1921, aged 83 y. 11 m. 17 d. On Mar. 10, 1865, he was united in marriage with Catherine Gingerich to which union were born 10 children - 5 daughters (Susan Nafziger, Lena Switzer, Anna Nafziger, Phoebe Camp, and Emma Eash). 5 sons (William, Samuel, Benjamin, Solomon, and Jesse). His son Solomon preceded him in death May 31, 1920. On Mar. 26, 1919, the home circle was first broken when the mother passed away. Bro. Nafziger* while a young man united with the Mennonite Church and all through his life the church was his primary interest. He was a faithful member of the Church and always cheerfully responded when called upon for help, whether charitable or for extending the various church activities. He was very fond of attending church services and was always present when conditions permitted. He was a loving companion, a kind father and a good neighbor. His absence will be felt both in the home and in the Church but we feel confident that our loss is his eternal gain. Funeral services were held at the St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Washington on Dec. 29 conducted by Val. Strubhar and A. L. Buzzard. Interment at the Union Cemetery.
*transcriptionist's note: "Nofziger/ Nafziger" - two spellings in the Gospel Herald
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Schrag. - Clara, daughter of Joe and Emma Schrag, Akron, N.Y., died Dec. 9, 1921; aged 17 y. 3 m. 26 d. She leaves father, mother, 5 brothers, 1 sister, besides many other relatives and friends. Funeral services at the home, conducted by Bro. L. Ihorn.
Weep not for me since 'tis vain,
In heaven I hope we'll meet again,
Where we can then together be,
Forever in eternity.
Black. - Alice Black was born Mar. 3, 1876; died at her home in Pond Bank, Pa., Dec. 31, 1921; aged 45 y. 9 m. 28 d. She had been ill for about a year of complications. She is survived by her husband and 6 children, two are married and the rest at homes. She united with the Mennonite Church on Aug. 21, 1921. She seemed to be much concerned that her husband and children prepare to meet her on the other side. Funeral services were held at the Pond Bank Mennonite Church on Jan. 2, by W. W. Hege. Burial in cemetery at this place.
Ginder. - Stella (Nissley) Ginder, wife of Benjamin Ginder, died at her home in Lancaster Co., Pa., Dec. 14, 1921, of a complication of diseases; aged 22 y. 3 m. 18 d. She is survived by her husband and three children (Rhoda, Arlene, and Leroy); also by her parents (Henry G. Nissley), and 2 sisters (Hettie and Ruth). Funeral services were held at the Manheim Mennonite Church Dec. 17, conducted by Brethren John Snavely and Henry Hoffer. Text, John 14:27. Burial in Hernley's Cemetery.
Hess. - Joseph Hess was born Mar. 25, 1849; died Jan.
16, 1922; aged 71 y. 9 m. 19 d. He is survived by 2 children (Charlie
and Mrs. Geo. Verdier), and by a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren;
also by one daughter-in-law (Mrs. D. J. Peters) with whom he made
his home. He had been sexton here a number of years and attended
Sunday school as long as he was able. Funeral services were conducted
at the Pond Bank Church Jan. 18 by Harvey E. Shank and W. W. Hege.
Text, Heb. 9:27 f. c. Interment in the cemetery at this place.
-Harvey E. Shank.
Ebersole. - Lizzie, wife of Samuel Ebersole, was born Mar. 19, 1868; died at the General Hospital, Lancaster, Pa., Jan. 6, 1922; aged 54 y. 9 m. 17 d. Sister Ebersole was a consistent member of Risser's Mennonite congregation for a number of years. She is survived by her husband, 1 son and 1 daughter; also 2 brothers and a host of friends. Funeral services at her late home near Milton Grove Jan. 10, by Bro. Noah Risser and at Risser's Church by Bros. Samuel L. Oberholtzer and Noah Risser. Text, II Tim. 4:6, 7. Interment in the adjoining cemetery. Peace to her ashes.
Nissley. - Anna Mae, daughter of Rufus and Ella Nissley, was born Oct. 14, 1920; died Dec. 23, 1921; of diphtheria after only a few days' illness; aged 1 y. 2 m. 9 d. She leaves father, mother, 1 brother (Earl). Private funeral services at the home Dec. 24, conducted by Isaac Brubaker. Text, Luke 18:15-18. Buried in Erisman's Cemetery.
All is dark within our dwelling,
Lonely are our hearts today.
For the one we loved so dearly
Has forever passed away.
Peters. - Ada R., daughter of Benjamin and Hettie Peters, was born Oct. 11, 1904; died Dec. 11, 1921; aged 17 y. 2 m. Her sickness was pneumonia following an illness of several days. She accepted Christ as her Savior 3 years ago, remaining faithful until death. She is survived by her parents and the following brothers and sisters: Ammon, Wayne, Willis, Irvin, Alice, Bertha, Jacob, Mrs. Norman Nauman, Mrs. Jacob Becker, Jr., and Mrs. Rufus Nissley. Funeral services at Fairview Church of the Brethren conducted by the Brethren Isaac Brubaker, John Snavely, and Henry Hoffer. Text, Job 17:11. Burial in adjoining cemetery.
Yoder. - John Yoder was born in Columbiana Co., O., May 21, 1844; died at the home of Wm. Compton, near the same place, Nov. 12, 1921; aged 77 y. 5 m. 21 d. Two brothers and 2 sisters preceded him in death and 1 sister (Mary) remains to mourn his departure. He was afflicted with blindness about six years, but enjoyed reasonable health until the last. Death came suddenly caused by heart trouble. He was a member of the Wisler Mennonite Church. He was very charitable, ready to help those in need. Funeral services at the Leetonia Church in charge of Brethren Daniel Martin, I. B. Witmer and Jacob Burkhart. Text, Luke, 19:10. Interment in nearby cemetery.
Diller. - Doyle J., son of Samuel and Elsie Diller, was born Dec. 11, 1921; died Jan. 7, 1922; aged 27 d. He leaves father, mother, 2 sisters and 1 brother. His little twin brother died just 11 days before. Funeral services at the house on Jan. 9, conducted by Andrew Brenneman. Text, II Sam. 12:23. Buried in Salem cemetery.
As the bird beneath her feathers,
Guards the objects of her care;
So the Lord His children gathers,
Spreads His wings and hides them there:
All their foes they boldly dare.
Schlatter. - Earnest Raymond, son of Bro. and Sister D. B. Schlatter, was born at Roseland, Nebr., May 21, 1912; died at Filer, Ida., Sept. 9, 1921, aged 9 y. 3 m. 19 d. He was sick only 10 days with diphtheria which resulted in heart trouble. Funeral services were conducted at the grave by D. L. Graybill of the River Brethren Church, in the absence of the pastor, using Jn. 14:1-6, 15-18, 26-28 and I Pet. 1:24. May God's choicest blessing rest upon the bereaved family.
"My Lord has need of the flowerets, gay,"
The Reaper said, and smiled;
"Dear tokens of the earth are they
Where he was once a child."
Taylor. - Catharine (Geigley) Taylor, wife of Bro. O. W. Taylor, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Oct. 12, 1872; died in Lancaster General Hospital (after undergoing a surgical operation) on Jan. 11, 1922; aged 49 y. 2 m. 29 d. Sister Katie was a faithful and devoted sister, in her family and the Weaverland Church and Sunday school of which she and her sorrowing husband have been very earnest helpers for a number of years. Our dear brother has the heartfelt sympathy of a host of very warm friends. Funeral services were held at Weaverland Jan. 16. 1922, conducted by the brethren I. B. Good and John W. Weaver. Text, II Cor. 5:1. We sorrow not as others which have no hope.
Martin. - Henry Wayne, son of Bro. Henry and Sister Edith Martin, was born in Wayne Co., O., Apr. 3, 1921; died Jan. 4, 1922; aged 9 months. The cause of his death was due to convulsions. His illness lasted only two days. He leaves his sorrowing parents, 1 brother, 2 grandmothers, 1 grandfather, and a host of relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Jan. 6 at the home and at the Martin Mennonite Church, near Orrville, O., conducted by Bros. Benj. Good and David Wenger. Burial in nearby 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.
-By an Aunt.
Fry. - Bro. John W. Fry was born March 15, 1875; died Jan. 9, 1922, at his home near Bainbridge, Pa., of pneumonia; aged 46 y. 9 m. 24 d. His death came as a great shock to the community as he was held in high esteem by all. His first wife who was Amanda Good, died in Oct., 1919. To this union were born seven children (Anna Forwood, Sadie, who preceded him in death, Jacob, John, Emma, Albert, and Robert). On Jan. 11, 1921, he was married to Sister Martha Ebersole who with her mother (widow of Dea. C. C. Ebersole) and the above named children survive; also 4 brothers and 2 sisters. Funeral services were held Jan. 13 at Good's Church conducted by Ira Miller, John Landis, and Simon Garber. Text, Job 17:11. He had formerly been a member of the United Brethren Church but later became a member of the Mennonite Church.
McMichael. - Martha Groff McMichael was born Mar. 9,
1877; died Jan. 8, 1922, at the St. Joseph Hospital, Lancaster,
Pa.; aged 44 y. 9 m. 29 d. Death was due to heart trouble. She
leaves a sorrowing husband and 8 children (Harry G., Anna, John,
Frances, Lillian, Ada, Ella, and Edward). Two (David and Helen
L.) preceded her to the spirit world. Her aged mother, 3 sisters
and 4 brothers also survive. Sister McMichael was a kind mother
and a member of the Mennonite Church for many years and was faithful
unto death even through her sickness, which lasted several years,
often with pain, yet bearing it patiently. Funeral services were
conducted by Bros. Jacob Thomas and Aaron Harnish at the Byerland
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.
-By the family.
Symansma. - John R. Symansma was born in Holland, Jan. 30, 1852; died at Goshen, Ind., Jan. 10, 1922; aged 69 y. 11 m. 10 d. He came with his parents to Elkhart Co., Ind., in 1853. They settled west of New Paris. Bro. Symansma lived on this farm until about two years ago when he moved to New Paris. About two weeks before his death he took sick and went to the Goshen hospital where he died. He united with the Mennonite Church in young manhood and his regular attendance, his liberal support, and his earnest prayer for the Church will be greatly missed in the Salem congregation of which he was a member. Before his departure he expressed a desire to go to his home beyond. He leaves some relatives but none that were very closely related. He was never married. Funeral services at the Whitehead Church near New Paris, Ind., Jan. 12, were conducted by D. A. Yoder and J. S. Hartzler. Text, Rev. 14:13.
Miller. - Sister Lizzie E. (Brubaker) Miller, wife of Bro. Reuben J. Miller, was born Apr. 20, 1890; died at her home near Bainbridge, Pa., Dec. 22, 1921; aged 31 y. 8 m. 2 d. She had been suffering from a severe attack of laryngitis for about a week which then developed into diphtheric croup, her death coming very suddenly. She leaves a sorrowing husband, 3 children (Esther, Jonas and Alvin); also her parents and 5 brothers and 2 sisters (Jacob, Henry, Daniel, Mary Hess, Jonas, Elmer, and Anna). She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church and we feel that our loss is her eternal gain. Burial was made subject to quarantine rules the day following her death, with short services on the porch by John E. Landis and Simon E. Garber with permission to view the remains at the window. Memorial services were held Jan. 14, 1922, at Good's Church conducted by John E. Landis, Simon E. Garber, John W. Weaver and Simon B. Landis. Texts Luke 8:52; I Thes. 4:13-18.
Hertzler. - Parke, only son of Joseph and Lizzie Hertzler, was born Sept. 9, 1900; died Jan. 5, 1922; aged 21 y. 3 m. 27 d. He leaves a father, mother, and 8 sisters. He became a member of the A. M. Church at Morgantown, Pa., Sept. 12, 1915. June 7, 1920, he started on a trip west and for several months has been making his home at Upland, Calif. On the morning of his death he was riding his motorcycle north, not noticing the approach of the Santa Fe electric cars going east he drove his machine into the front car. The accident happened at 8:26. He died about 1:30 in the afternoon. His skull was fractured, his arm broken, and had other injuries. He was unconscious until death. The parents greatly appreciate the respect that was shown by the Church of the Brethren because of information and especially for the funeral services that were held in the evening before the body was sent east. Funeral services were held at the Morgantown Church Jan. 15, conducted by Amos R. Stoltzfus and John S. Mast. Texts, Prov. 27:1; Jer. 4:20 (last clause). Interment in cemetery near by.
Schiffler. - Esther Lois, daughter of John and Catherine Schiffler, was born Feb. 23, 1910, at Roseland, Nebr.; died Sept. 28, 1921, at Filer, Idaho, after a siege of 21 days of typhoid fever, resulting in heart trouble. She peacefully, without a struggle, fell asleep in Jesus, unexpected to her parents and all. Her age was 11 y. 7 m. 5 d. She bore her suffering without a murmur and was fully resigned to the Lord's will. At the age of 10 she confessed Christ as her personal Savior, united with the Mennonite Church and was a loyal member until death. She found Jesus to be a real friend and was blessed with spiritual discernment and knowledge of the things of God that is far too rare among many of mature age. While we do not understand God's ways, we humbly bow to Him "who doeth all things well" and say "Thy will be done." She leaves father, mother, 2 brothers, 1 sister, 3 grandparents, besides many relatives and friends. Funeral services conducted Oct. 2, in the Filer Mennonite Church. Services conducted by Bro. S. Honderich assisted by Bro. D. L. Graybill of the River Brethren Church. Text, Matt. 5:8. May God comfort the grief-stricken family.
Brubaker. - Catherine (nee Burkholder) Brubaker, wife of Menno H. Brubaker, died at 3 o,clock on Sunday morning, Jan. 8, 1922 of apoplexy; aged 61 y. Her husband found her lying beside the bed in an unconscious condition when he returned home at 10 o'clock on Saturday night, and she never regained consciousness. She was born near Ephrata, Pa., and lived in Lancaster Co. all her life. The last 18 years she lived at Lititz, Pa. She was a member of the Mennonite Church for many years, a loving wife, a kind mother and a good neighbor. She was the mother of four children; three preceded her to the spirit world. The husband, one daughter (Bertha Rohrer), two grandchildren (Menno and Kathrine Rohrer), one brother (Weidler Burkholder), and one sister (Emma Rupp) survive. The funeral took place on Wednesday morning. Services at the Lititz Mennonite Church. Interment in the Hammer Creek Cemetery.
Thy toils and thy care are all over,
Thy willing hands folded and cold,
We miss thee, oh mother, we miss thee
Until the great rapture unfold.
E. M. H.
Guengerich. - Ellen Nora Guengerich, daughter of Jacob and Anna Yoder, was born in Johnson Co., Iowa, Nov. 23, 1881; died Jan. 10, 1922, aged 40 y. 1 m. 17 d. On Nov. 17, 1901, she was united in marriage to Bro. William S. Guengerich, with whom she lived in matrimony twenty years. To this union was born one daughter, Clara Anna, who is the wife of Emerson Rodgers. The death of Sister Guengerich was caused by a complication of ailments. She leaves her sorrowing husband and daughter; also four sisters (Mayme Rensberger, Barbara Martin, Ida Schrock and Lavina Gingerich), and many other sorrowing relatives and friends. In her youth she united with the Amish Mennonite church, of which she remained a faithful member until death. Especially during later years of her life, she was very much concerned about the simplicity of the church, and tried to encourage others to be more faithful. During her last affliction she suffered a great deal of very severe pain and often wished that death might relieve her. At other times she had a strong desire to get well, so that she might do more for her Savior. She will be greatly missed in her home, in the neighborhood, in our various church activities, and especially by the children of the community and Sunday school among whom she had a wide circle of friends.
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.
Funeral services were conducted at the West Union Church, near Wellman, Ia., by A. G. Yoder, A. I. Yoder, West Liberty, O., in English, and P. P. Swartzendruber in German. Texts, John 14; Rev. 22:14; Rom. 11:33.
Transcribed by: Mary Teeter, Michigan