The Gospel Herald - Volume XVII, Number 19 - August 7, 1924 - page 383
Witmer. - Alverta, infant daughter of Frank A. and Minerva M. Witmer, Bird-in-Hand, Pa., died June 16, 1924; aged 9 days. Her stay was brief, the Lord calling her home. Her little body was laid in the Willow Street Mennonite Cemetery. Services conducted by Bro. Frank M. Herr.
Beck. - Arlene, infant daughter of Bro. Elias and Sister Ruth Beck, died July 14, after a short life of three days. Father, mother, 3 brothers and 2 sisters remain to mourn the loss of a little life that budded on earth to blossom in heaven and to meet the little brother gone before. Her little body was laid to rest in the Kissel Hill Cemetery near Lititz, Pa.
"The angels bore our loving baby home
In shining garments fair.
And some bright day we hope to go -
And join her over there."
Beiler. - Sylvanus, little son of Bro. Josiah M. and Sister Elizabeth Beiler, died June 30, 1924, after an illness of 8 days of peritonitis; aged 1 m. 7 d. He is survived by his loving parents, 2 brothers, and 1 sister (Levi, Aaron and Miriam), 1 infant brother having preceded him about a year ago. Funeral services were held July 2, 1924, conducted by Jonas Ebersole, Gordonville, Pa., and John Beiler, Bareville, Pa. Interment in Myers Cemetery.
"God saw fit to call him higher,
But it seems it cannot be,
For the home is now so lonely,
Since his form no more we see."
Myers. - Frances Myers, widow of the late William Myers, died June 18, 1924; aged 85 y. 3 m. 3 d. She had been an invalid and practically blind for a number of years. During the last year she suffered much from a broken hip. She longed for the time to depart and be with Christ, and made suggestive arrangements for her funeral. She had been a faithful member of the Mennonite Church since girlhood. She is survived by 5 sons and 33 grandchildren. Funeral service was held at the Bank Church near Harrisonburg, Va., June 20, 1924, conducted by the brethren, S. H. Rhodes and J. Early Suter. Text, Psa. 17 :15.
Burkholder. - Hettie M., widow of the late David Burkholder, was born Aug. 2, 1853; died July 7, 1924; aged 70 y. 11 m. 5 d. She was stricken with paralysis June 28 and was semi-conscious and unable to speak but a few words the last ten days of her life. She seemingly suffered, but when asked if she had pain, answered "No", and with blessed assurance patiently awaited the end. She will be greatly missed in the home and neighborhood. Surviving are 3 sons and 5 daughters : Martin, Herman, Mrs. Annie Alderfer, Mrs. Sophie Rhodes, Minnie, Lydia, and Mrs. Emma Huber. She is also survived by one sister (Mrs. Kate Blosser), and one brother (Jacob L. Shank). Funeral and interment at the Pike Church near Harrisonburg, Va., where she attended services all her life. Services conducted by L. J. Heatwole and S. H. Rhodes. Text, Heb. 4:9,10, selected by the deceased.
Kriebel. - Helena, beloved wife of Wilmer L. Kriebel, was born Aug. 7, 1900; died July 17, 1924, at her home in Hatfield, Pa.; aged 23 y. 11 m. 21 d. She was sick with typhoid fever for several weeks, when God saw best to take her home. She will be sadly missed by many relatives and friends, as she had a smile and a word for every one. She leaves a sorrowing husband, a dear little fifteen-month old son (Robert), parents, one brother, grandparents, and a host of relatives and friends. She confessed Christ on her sick-bed and was baptized by Bishop A. G. Clemmer. The funeral was very largely attended, and was held at the Towamencin Schwenkfelder Church, conducted by Bros. Warren Moyer, Isaac Kulp, and Levi Hoffman. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
"God saw fit to call her higher,
But it seems it cannot be;
For the home is now so lonely.
Since her form no more we see."
Weinhold. - Mollie Coakley Weinhold was born in Virginia March 17, 1887, and fell asleep in Jesus June 24, 1924. She came to Lancaster, Pa., from her native state some years ago and was married to Daniel E. Weinhold of Monterey, March 16, 1915. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church and had been a patient sufferer for several years. She seemed to be improving, when very unexpectedly she had an attack of hemorrhage of the lungs, passing away within fifteen minutes after having the attack. Sister Mollie seemed to enjoy life among us in Pennsylvania, and was very well received and cared for in her home by her husband and his parents with whom they made their home. She was of a mild disposition and cheerful, thereby endearing herself to many friends. She is survived by her beloved husband, her father (Walter J. Coakley) and stepmother, of Baltimore, Md., and two step-sisters (Mrs. Roly Pickering and Mrs. Reed Painter). Funeral services were conducted by J. H. Hillegas, and John H. Mosemann. Interment at Heller's Church. May the Lord comfort the bereaved and sorrowing hearts.
Brunk. - Jesse R., son of John and Minerva Brunk (deceased), was born in Henry Co., Ill., Oct. 18, 1878; died at his home in McPherson Co., Kans., July 18, 1924; aged 44 y. 9 m. On Oct. 23, 1902, he was married to Susie Yoder. To this union were born two sons and two daughters (Willard Eugene, Freda Lorene, Ivan Emery, and Velma Nadine). These with their mother are left to mourn the loss of a kind husband and father. He is also survived by a brother Elhannon of Lyons, Kans., and a sister, Mrs. Nellie Ford of Sterling, Kans. At the age of 22 he was converted to Christ and united with the Mennonite Church. In August, 1917, he was ordained to the office of deacon, which place be faithfully filled to the time of his death. Less than a year ago the West Liberty Church lost a faithful minister (Bro. C. D. Yoder) and now they are without a deacon. The funeral was held on Sunday afternoon at the West Liberty Church. Services conducted at the house by Maurice Yoder and at the church by J. G. Hartzler, T. M. Erb, and Harry Diener. Text, I Thess. 4:13,14.
"Oh husband dear, 'twas hard to part;
It almost broke my aching heart
To part with one I loved so well;
My grief so great no tongue can tell
. "Oh father, how we miss your smiles,
Your loving, tender voice;
How we longed to keep you with us,
But God has made His choice."
Transcribed by Carl Metzler, Indiana
Frey. - Erma L. Frey, daughter of Bro. and Sister Phares Frey of Mastersonville, Pa., died July 13, 1924; aged 9 m. 15 d. She is survived by her parents, 2 brothers, 2 grandfathers, and 2 grandmothers. Funeral services were held July 15 at the home and at Risser's Church, conducted by Bros. Noah Risser and Samuel L. Oberholtzer. Text, Matt. 19:14. Interment in the cemetery adjoining the church.
Snyder. - George W. Snyder was born near Baltic, Ohio, April 24, 1861; died two miles north of Shanesville, Ohio, July 20, 1924; aged 63 y. 2 m. 26 d. He had diabetes for many years. He was united in marriage to Amanda Weaver Jan. 4, 1885. To this union were born three sons and one daughter, one son preceding him in infancy. He leaves his widow, two sons, one daughter, three grandchildren, two brothers, two sisters, and a host of relatives and friends. He united with the Walnut Creek A. M. Church and was a faithful member to the end. Services at the Walnut Creek A. M. meeting house by Corson Mast (Psa. 90) and S. H. Miller (Gal. 2:20). Buried in the cemetery nearby.
Tyson. - Catherina Allgier Tyson was born in Elmira, Ont., Sept. 9, 1866; died at Lemon Cove, Calif., June 17, 1924; aged 57 y. 9 m. 8 d. Sister Tyson accepted her Savior in early life, and remained faithful to her Lord until the end. She leaves to mourn her departure a devoted husband, four sisters, one brother and a host of friends. She had been ailing for some time, and apparently was in great pain, but when asked if she had pain would answer No. With a full assurance and confidence she peacefully fell asleep in Jesus. Funeral services at Lemon Cove. Burial at Visalia Cemetery. Services conducted by Bro. E. Stahley, Terra Bella, Calif., assisted by Bro. Sutherland of Lemon Cove. Text, Jno. 14:11.
Berkey. - Bro. Gabriel Berkey was born in Somerset Co., Pa., May 30, 1867; died at his home near Thomas Mills, Pa., Aug. 4, 1924; aged 57 y. 2 m. 4 d. He was married to Catherine Kaufman. To this union were born two sons and three daughters. About five years ago, one son and the mother became victims of the "flu" and both passed into the eternal world. Both the mother and the son had been members of the Mennonite Church. About seven years ago, Bro. Berkey also united with the Mennonite Church and lived a faithful, consistent life until death. Last February disease took hold of his physical body, and no relief could be given. He had committed everything into the hands of God, and was submissive to His will. Funeral services were conducted in the home by Bro. S. G. Shetler, and at the Thomas Mennonite Church by S. G. Shetler, and Bro. James Saylor. The high esteem in which he was held was shown by an audience so large that not nearly all could find room in the church. Interment in the Thomas Cemetery. Peace to his ashes.
Lind. - Maggie Ziegler (Boyer) Lind was born near Harmony, Pa., Aug. 12, 1844, at which place she grew to womanhood; died near North Lima, Ohio, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Warren Blosser, her daughter, May 20, 1924; aged 79 y. 9 m. 8 d. In 1860 she was married to Henry Boyer of Harmony, Pa., where they resided until his death, Feb. 19, 1865. To this union were born two children (Minerva, who died Mar. 18, 1894, and Dayton H.), and seven grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren. About four years after the death of Henry Boyer, she moved to Wadsworth, Ohio, where on March 2, 1872, she married Jacob L. Lind. To this union were born five children (John Philip, Augusta Matilda, Kate Alice, Norman Arthur, Monroe Willard), and nineteen grandchildren, all of whom survive her. Early in life she gave her heart to the Lord and her hand to the Mennonite Church at Harmony, Pa., and in 1886 became identified with the Bethel church in Medina Co., Ohio, which relation she enjoyed to the end. Funeral services were held at the home of Warren Blossser, North Lima, on Friday, May 23, by Allen Rickert and A. J. Steiner, and at the Bethel Mennonite Church, two and one-half miles southwest of Wadsworth, at 2 p. m., by I. J. Buchwalter. Burial at Woodlawn Cemetery. Text, John 17:24.
Weber. - Susannah Weber, nee Shantz, was born March
4, 1863; died at Floradale, Ont., July 21, 1924; aged 61 y. 4
m. 16 d. On March 8, 1881, she was united in marriage to Samuel
M. Weber. This union was blessed with four daughters and one son
(Mrs. David Snider, Mrs. Oliver Snider, Mrs. Dilman Snider, Mrs.
Jeremiah Shantz, and Angus). She is survived by a sorrowing husband,
five children, and eleven grandchildren, who deeply feel the loss
of a kind mother and grandmother. Deceased had been ailing for
about 30 years with heart trouble. About four years ago she was
taken seriously ill with this disease, from which she again rallied.
She had been in her usual health until a few months ago, when
she had an attack of la grippe, which brought back her former
disease. It was not thought very serious at first, and though
all was done that loving hands could do, she gradually became
weaker and weaker until she peacefully fell asleep. Sister Weber
was a member of the Mennonite Church, having united with the Church
in her early youth. She remained a faithful member until death.
She spent her years in devoted service for her home, her children,
and her church, and will long be remembered as a loving mother.
Weep not for me, my family dear,
Nor shed for me the sorrowing tear;
I am not dead, but only sleep,
My silent slumber, 0 how sweet!
Funeral services were conducted from the home at Floradale to the Mennonite Church in Elmira and burial in adjoining cemetery, Brethren Jonas Snider and Oscar Burkholder being in charge of the services.
Nussbaum. - Jacob Nussbaum was born in Canton Berne,
Switzerland, April 12, 1841; died suddenly of heart failure at
his home near Orrville, Ohio, July 30, 1924; aged 83 y. 3 m. 18
d. In early youth he accepted Christ as his Savior, and was received
into the Mennonite Church at Cheiwo, Switzerland, March 23, 1856.
In April, 1869, he emigrated to America with his father, one brother,
and two sisters, settling in Wayne Co., Ohio, where he lived until
death. He was married to Katherine Tschantz on Nov. 2, 1871, who
preceded him in death on June 9, 1891. He was married again to
Maria Schneck on May 5, 1892. This union was blessed with four
children - one daughter (Katie), and three sons (Menno, Simon
and Noah). On Dec. 9, 1879, he was ordained to the ministry at
the Sonnenberg Mennonite Church near Dalton, Ohio. On Dec. 10,
1882, he was ordained to the office of bishop. He served the Church
three years as minister and forty-two years as bishop. He is survived
by his beloved companion, one daughter, three sons, and two grandsons.
One grandson preceded him in death. He was of a kind disposition
and loved by all who knew him. He found much joy in reading the
Bible and was blessed with the use of his mind that he could read
until his death. He was always interested in the welfare of the
Church and gladly ministered to all who needed his help. In his
passing away the Church lost a faithful shepherd, the home a loving
father, and he will be greatly missed by all. His place in the
home will be vacant, but we rest assured that he has gone home
where sorrow and death are not known. His labors on earth are
completed and with Paul he can say, "I have fought a good
fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: henceforth
there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord,
the righteous judge, will give me that day; and not to me only,
but unto all that love his appearing." Funeral services were
held at the Sonnenberg Mennonite Church, Aug. 1, conducted by
C. N. Amstutz, in German and A. J. Steiner J. D. Mininger in English.
Text, Rev. 14:13. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
By the family.
Transcribed by Carl Metzler, Indiana
Yoder.-- Orland Isaiah, son of Roy and Pearl Yoder, died July 13, 1924; aged 5 y. 8 m. 19 d. For three weeks he was seriously sick with a complication of diseases and suffered much throughout this time. He also leaves parents, one brother (Kenneth), one sister (Mary Jane), and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Central A. M. Church near Archbold, Ohio, July 15, conducted by Henry Rychener and S. D. Grieser. Interment in Pettisville Cemetery.
Hostetler.-- Leah, wife of John K. Hostetler, died July 4, 1924; aged 60 y. 6 m. She was born in Mifflin Co., Pa., and was a daughter of Joseph and ---- Zook. She leaves to mourn her departure a bereaved husband, 2 daughters, and 4 sons: Nancy, married to John Kurtz; Lydia, married to Eli Y. Byer; Benjamin ( married); Rufus, David, and Joseph, at home. She was only sick a short time of heart trouble. About twenty-five years ago she moved with her family from Mifflin County to New Wilmington. She was buried Sunday, July 5, when a large concourse of friends and neighbors assembled to pay the last tribute of respect. Funeral services were conducted by Reuben Beiler.
Moyer.-- Annie W., beloved wife of Wilson C. Moyer, died at her home at Bergey, Pa., of Brights Disease; aged 55 y. 7 d. She leaves her sorrowing husband, 4 sisters, 2 brothers, and 4 grandchildren. Their only daughter and child died about four years ago, leaving her little ones in their grandmother's care. The funeral was held July 21, 1924, at the Franconia Mennonite Church, where she was a member from her youth. Services by the Brethern Abram Derstine and Menno Souder.
Leaves have their time to fall,
And flowers to wither at the north wind's breath,
And stars to set -- but all,
Thou hast all seasons for thine own, O death!
Kaufman.-- Delilah May, daughter of Noah S. and Katie Kaufman, was born near Pettisville, Ohio, Oct. 9, 1910; died July 31, 1924; aged 13 y. 9 m. 22 d. She leaves parents, 2 sisters (Eva and Elva), 5 brothers (Orval, Lawrence, Morris, Claire, and Kenneth), an aged grandfather (Samuel Kaufman), and many other relatives and friends to mourn her early and unexpected departure. One sister and one brother preceded her in death. Delilah accepted Christ as her Savior, was baptized and received into the Amish Mennonite Church Jan. 6, 1924, and in a number of ways showed herself especially faithful in her short Christian life. The cause of her death was a septic infection of unknown origin of which she suffered about five days, being unconscious from the second day on. Funeral services were held Aug. 3 at the Central A. M. Church near Archbold, Ohio, conducted by E. L. Frey and S. D. Grieser. Interment in Pettisville Cemetery.
Nolt.-- Benjamin L. Nolt was born July 14, 1863; died May 12, 1924; aged 60 y. 9 m. 28 d. He was a member of the Groffdale Mennonite Church for many years, and enjoyed the acquaintance of a large circle of friends. He was afflicted for over a year and bore it all patiently. He is survived by his aged father, Michael W. Nolt, his widow, who before marriage was Amanda Kreider, and the following children: Anna, wife of Milton Groff of Bareville; Minnie, wife of Frank Wenger of Farmersville, and Mabel, at home. Three children preceded him to the spirit world in their infancy. Funeral services were held at the Groffdale Mennonite Church conducted by Bros. Noah Mack and Benj. Wenger. Interment in Groffdale Cemetery.
'Tis lonesome here without you,
And sad the weary way;
For life is not the same to us,
Since you were called away.
Adams.-- James M. Adams was born in Frederick Co., Va., Nov. 18, 1847; died at his home in Stark Co., Ohio, July 24, 1924; aged 76 y. 8 m. 6 d. On Dec. 1, 1876 he was married to Hanna Braithwaite. To them were born three children: Anna E., Ada S., and Simon J. On Jan. 1, 1900, he was married to Clara Abrel. The fruit of this union was one child, Inez Adams, who survives at Martinsburg, W.Va. On Mar. 25, 1909, he married to Fannie Snyder, who to-day deeply mourns the loss of her kind husband. When a young man he united with the Methodist Church in Virginia. Having moved to Ohio, his membership was not transferred, but on July 9, 1924, he was received as a member of the Pleasant View Mennonite Church near Bowdil, Ohio. He leaves his wife, one son, one daughter, two sisters, one brother, and many relatives and friends to mourn his departure. Services were held at the Pleasant View Church July 26, 1924, by I. W. Royer, Aaron Eberly, and I. J. Buchwalter. Text, Judges 3:20.
Eglie.-- John Eglie was born near Toronto, Ont., Dec. 4, 1852; died at his home near Hubbard, Oreg., July 8, 1924; aged 71 y. 7 m. 4 d. He was married to Lena Rich Nov. 20, 1879. To this union were born six sons and two daughters. He took sick July 4 with erysipelas, and on the fourth day fell asleep. He was a loving husband and kind father and good neighbor. He united with the Sugar Creek Mennonite Church near Wayland, Iowa, when 22 years old and remained faithful until death. The family moved to Oregon in 1897. He leaves a faithful companion, four sons (Jacob, Noah, Samuel, and David), two daughters (Mamie Hostetler and Ella Lais), 27 grandchildren, one brother (Chris), and many other relatives and friends. We believe that father has gone home to be with Jesus; may we all prepare our hearts to meet there. Funeral services conducted by A. P. Troyer, D. B. Kauffman, and E. Z. Yoder (Text, Rev. 13:14) from the Zion Church near Hubbard, Oreg., where he united in fellowship with the believers. Remains laid to rest in the cemetery nearby.
"Weep not for me, dear wife and children,
I have passed all grief and pain;
But live and labor for Christ the Savior,
That we may meet in heaven again."
Hess.-- Salinda S. Hess (nee Gross) was born June 22, 1842; died at Manheim, Pa., Aug. 3, 1924; of complication of diseases; aged 82 y. 1 m. 12 d. She was a life-long member of the Mennonite Church and her religion was her life. She was of a quiet, gentle disposition, a devoted and loving mother, and in both word and deed showed her faith in God and love for others. Her daily life was expressed in the Golden Rule. She was the last survivor of her family, and her husband (Levi H. Hess) preceded her in death thirteen years ago. She is survived by six sons and one daughter. She showed a strong spirit of love and unselfishness and was uncomplaining and sweet, even to the end. She bore her suffering and agony with a fortitude and calmness which reflected the life she lived over the long span of years so graciously alotted her. Funeral services were held at East Petersburg Mennonite Church where she attended services all of her life. Services conducted by Bros. Frank Kreider and John Gochenauer. Text, Psa. 132:14. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
God saw fit to call her higher,
But it seems it cannot be;
For the home is now so lonely,
Since her form no more we see.
--- By her daughter.
Beery.-- Jennie Thut Beery was born near Bluffton, Ohio, Jan. 15, 1870; died at her home near Columbus Grove, Ohio, Aug. 2, 1924; aged 54 y. 6 m. 17 d. She was the daughter of Peter B. and Mary Thut, and the second of a family of nine children to pass to the Great Beyond. Her father preceded her in death fourteen years. On Jan. 1, 1891, she was united in marriage to Joshua Beery. To this union were born seven children: Mrs. Lola Hartzler, of Cleveland, Ohio; Mary, who died 27 years ago at the age of two and one-half years; Ruby, Howard, Peter, Pearl, and Jennie, at home. At the age of fifteen she united with the Chapel Mennonite Church near New Stark, Ohio. Later she transferred her membership to the Zion congregation, remaining a faithful member until death. In her early departure, the husband loses a faithful wife, the children a loving mother, the community a kindly neighbor and the world a sincere friend. But the world will be a better place for her having passed through, and her friends need not mourn as those without hope, for she has only exchanged the mortal for the immortal. Funeral services conducted by N. O. Blosser, assisted by Paul E. Whitmer, at the Zion Church, near Bluffton, Ohio. Burial took place in the adjoining cemetery.
Weber.-- Susanna Weber (nee Shantz) was born Mar. 4, 1863; died July 21, 1924; aged 61 y. 4 m. 16 d. On Mar. 8, 1881, she was united in marriage to Samuel M. Weber. This union was blessed with five children, four daughters and one son: Mrs. David Snider, Mrs. Oliver Snider, Mrs. Dilman Snider, Mrs. Jeremiah Shantz, and Angus. She is survived by a sorrowing husband, five children and eleven grandchildren, who deeply feel the loss of a kind and affectionate wife, mother and grandmother. Deceased had been ailing with heart trouble for a number of years. About four years ago she was taken seriously ill with this disease from which she again rallied and had been in her usual health until a few months ago when she had an attack of la grippe, which brought back her former disease. It was at first not thought to be serious and though all was done that loving hands could do, she gradually grew weaker and weaker until she peacefully fell asleep. She was a member of the Mennonite Church having united in her youth, and remaining faithful to the end. She spent her years in devoted service to her home, her children, and her church. She will long be remembered as a loving mother. Interment in Elmira Mennonite Cemetery and services in adjoining church. Services conducted by Bro. Jonas Snider in German (Text, Jno. 1:28) and Bro. Oscar Burkholder in English (Text, Phil. 1:20,21).
Weep not for me, my family dear,
Nor shed for me the sorrowing tear;
I am not dead but only sleep,
My silent slumber, O how sweet!
Friedt.-- Howard D. Friedt, son of David and Anna Friedt,
was born in Medina Co., Ohio, June 19, 1899; fell asleep in Jesus
Aug. 9, 1924; aged 25 y. 1 m. 20 d. He was united in marriage
to Sister Ida Kurtz of Smithville, Ohio, June 25, 1922. To this
union was born one daughter, Rhea May, who with her mother shares
the loss of a dear, loving husband and father. On Oct. 6, 1921,
his twin brother, Herman, preceded him in death. The passing away
of his brother was always vividly in his memory. We feel assured
that he has gone to meet him in that home over there. There remain
to mourn his early departure his beloved wife and daughter, father
and mother, two brothers, two sisters, and many other relatives.
He confessed and accepted Christ as his Savior at the age of eleven
years, united with the Mennonite Church, and remained a faithful
brother in the Oak Grove congregation. In his sickness he suffered
great pain at times, but was very patient, bearing it all with
Christian fortitude. He was fully resigned to the will of God.
He expressed peace with his heavenly Father, and realizing his
time was at hand, bade loved ones good-bye, desiring to meet them
again in that heavenly home. Services at the home by I. W. Royer
and at the Oak Grove Church by the brethren, Jesse Smucker, J.
S. Gingerich and Enos Hartlzer. Text, Psa. 73. Interment in the
A husband and father has left us for a while,
We will miss his tender love and pleasant smile;
But we hope again to meet him on yonder happy shore,
There to dwell together with him forevermore.
Ebersole.-- Michael R. Ebersole was born near Elizabethtown, Pa., June 15, 1858; died at his home in Souderton, Pa., Aug. 1, 1924; aged 66 y. 1 m. 16 d. When he was nine years old his parents took the family to Sterling, Ill., where he resided for nearly forty years. Dec. 8, 1881, he was united in marriage to Anna B. Detweiler. To this union were born two daughters (Jennie, who survives, and Eliza Mae, who died Feb. 22, 1909). On July 18, 1906, he moved with his family to Souderton, Pa., where they have since resided. On July 18 of this year the family went to Lancaster County to visit relatives and friends. After a week's visit a nervous mental affliction was noticed, but at his request they remained a few days longer amid the scenes of his birthplace. On July 28 by medical advice the return home was made. His physical body became feeble, owing to a weakened condition of the heart, and he passed away before many of his friends knew he was afflicted. He with his companion united with the Mennonite Church in the prime of life. He was ever interested in the progress of the Church and was a constant Sunday school worker for at least thirty years. Besides the widow and daughter there survive three sisters (Mrs. Abram Burkhart and Anna Reisner at Sterling, Ill.; Mrs. Amos Landis, Goshen, Ind.) and three brothers (Abram and Solomon, St. Louis., Mo; Amos at Lodz, Poland). One brother and one sister preceded him in death. Funeral services at Souderton Mennonite Church, Aug. 6, conducted by Bros. Jacob M. Moyer and Jos. G. Ruth. Text, Eph. 2:8. Burial in adjoining cemetery.
Transcribed by Cheri Salz, Illinois