The Gospel Herald - Volume XVI, Number 45 - February 7, 1924 - pages 909, 910
Cook. - Helen Catherine Cook, only child of Remus and
Mary Cook, died Jan. 21, 1924, at her home near Fayetteville,
Pa.; aged 1 y. 6 m. 13 d. Death came almost instantly by choking
on a small piece of meat. Little Helen was weak in her throat
and it is thought that this caused her to choke so easily. She
was of a bright and cheerful disposition and was loved by all
who knew her. Services were conducted by Bros. H. E. Shank, Pond
Bank, Pa., and Wm. Jennings, Concord, Tenn. Interment at Mt. Pleasant
Yoder. - Levi N. Yoder was born near Wooster, O., Oct. 28, 1846; died at his home near Holden, Mo., Jan. 14, 1924; aged 77 y. 2 m. 15 d. He was the son of Samuel and Catherine Yoder and was married to Susanna Gerber Dec. 25, 1869. They both united with the A. M. Church in 1869. This union was blessed with nine children, all living except two. He lived one year in Kansas, then located near Holden, Mo., at the home, where he lived many happy, useful years. He was a charter member of the A. M. Johnson Co., Church. He was blind for about five years and was never heard to complain. Funeral at his home church, conducted by I. G. Hartzler and L. J. Miller. Text, II Cor 5:1-5.
Driver. - Pearl Marie, second daughter of Bro. and Sister John R. Driver, was born Nov. 15, 1903, at Versailles, Mo.; died Dec. 4, 1923; aged 20 y 19 d. Three sisters precedeed her in death. All her life Pearl was a frail child and for over 6 years an invalid. Her death was rather unexpected, no one realizing that her condition was any more critical than it had been. She confessed her Saviour when young and united with the Mennonite Church. Funeral was held Dec. 6, at Mt. Zion Church, conducted by Bro. W. W. Holsopple. The text was taken from I Cor. 15. Burial in cemetery nearby.
Sometime, now or later,
The blessed Lord will come,
And with His smile and beck'ning hand
Will take His ransomed home.
Transcriber's note: "precedeed" is as in the original.
Honsaker. - David J. Honsaker was born March 2, 1842; died Jan. 23, 1924; aged 81 y. 10 m. 21 d. He is survived by his widow, Elizabeth Johnson Honsaker, two sons (Grant, of Nemacolin, Pa., and Johnson H., of Masontown, Pa.), two daughters (Mrs. P. N. Lewellyn of Point Marion, Pa., and Mrs. J. H. High, Jr., of Woodside, Pa.) There are also surviving 12 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and 3 brothers: S. J., Josiah, and William. He united with the Mennonite Church about 53 years ago, and was ordained deacon Nov. 26, 1873. Funeral services were held at the house Jan. 25, conducted by Bro. Aaron Loucks, assisted by Bro. Francis Durr of the Brethren Church. Interment in the Mennonite cemetery, near Masontown.
Wahl. - Sarah Shoemaker was born in Waterloo twp., Ont., Mar. 12, 1840; died at the home of her son, Breslau, Ont., Jan. 20, 1924; aged 83 y. 10 m. 8 d. In 1857 she was united in marriage to Isaac Bingeman, who predeceased her in 1864. To this union were born 4 children, two dying in infancy. In 1873 she was married to Henry B. Wahl, who died in 1904. To this union were born six children, all of whom survive. She leaves 8 children, 21 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Sister Wahl united with the Mennonite Church in the year 1864 and remained a loyal, faithful member until death. The funeral was held on Jan. 23, 1924, at the Cressman Mennonite Church, conducted by Bro. Oscar Burkholder. Text, Col. 1:12,13.
Kraus. - Samuel Kraus was born in Wayne Co., 0., May 19, 1873; died at Buxton's Hospital at Newport News, Va., Nov. 13. 1923; aged 50 y. 5 m. 25 d. He was united in marriage to Amanda E. Hooley in 1894. To this union were born 7 children, two of whom preceded him in death. He leaves his wife, 5 children, 4 grandchildren, his mother, 4 sisters, and 1 brother. He was converted when sixteen years of age, and united with the Mennonite Church in 1898. He was a faithful member at his death. Recently, he suffered a stroke, and as soon as he was found he was taken to the hospital where in spite of all that loving care could do, he passed away in a few days, with this assurance that he pleased God. Funeral services were conducted at the Warwick Mennonite Church. Interment in cemetery nearby.
Garber. - Amanda E. Garber, wife of John L. Garber, was born Sept. 1, 1863; died Jan. 20, 1924; aged 60 y. 4 m. 19 d. She is survived by her husband, 1 son and 2 daughters; also one brother and one sister. She was a daughter of Bishop Martin Rutt (deceased). She was a faithful member of the Bossler's Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held Jan. 23, at Bossler's Church, conducted by Bros. John Ebersole, Noah Risser, and B. Lehman Kraybill. Text, Num. 23:10.
Blough. - Elizabeth Keifer was born in Somerset County, Pa., Aug. 17, 1845; died Jan. 6, 1924, at her home where she lived about forty years. She was united in marriage with Daniel D. Blough, Jan. 28, 1866, and to this union were born 8 children, 3 sons and 5 daughters, all living; also 28 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Mennonite Church for a number of years. Funeral services conducted by Aldus Brackbill and D. A. Yoder. Burial in cemetery adjoining the Bowne Mennonite Church, EImdale, Mich.
Stemen. - Nancy Stemen, daughter of Henry and Rachel Stemen, was born in Fairfield Co., O., Sept. 13, 1846; died at Ft. Wayne, Ind., Dec. 29, 1923; aged 77 y. 3 m. 16 d. She with her parents came to Allen Co., O., in 1855. She lived with her parents until the death of her mother in 1881. Then she lived with her brother, Dr. Henry G. Stemen in Delphos, 0. Afterwards she made her home with relatives in Ft. Wayne, Ind., where she died. The remains were taken to the Salem Church near Elida, O., where services were conducted by Bro. J. M. Shenk. Text, I Cor. 15:22,23, after which she was laid to rest by the side of her father in the Salem cemtery.
Transcriber's note: "cemtery" is as in the original.
Gardner. - Mary (Miller) Gardner was born near Berlin, O., May 21, 1846; died near Walnut Creek, O., Jan. 20, 1924; aged 77 y. 7 m. 29 d. She was married to Gottlieb Gardner Aug. 27, 1870. To this union were born 13 children. She leaves her husband, 6 sons, 3 daughters, 37 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, 3 brothers, 6 sisters, and a host of relatives and friends. Her last sickness was brief. She died of chronic myocarditis. She united with the Walnut Creek A. M. Church in her youth and was a faithful member to the end. Burial in the cemetery near the church. Services were held at the Walnut Creek A. M. Meetinghouse by A. I. Miller and S. H. Miller. Text, Phil. 3:21.
Meyer. - Albert Matthew Meyer was born in Mulhausen, France, Feb. 24, 1855; died very suddenly at his home near Sterling, O., Jan. 23, 1924; aged 68 y. 10 m. 29 d. He and his brother and their mother (deceased) immigrated to America July 4, 1872. He united with the Amish Mennonite Church at Oak Grove, near Smithville, O., in 1874, and remained a faithful member until death. He liberally supported the religious and charitable work of the church. He leaves one brother, five nephews, seven nieces, and a host of relatives and friends to mourn his departure. Services were conducted by Brethren Jesse Smucker and J. S. Gerig from Matt. 24:42-44. Interment made at the Pleasant Hill cemetery. Peace to his ashes.
Nofziger. - Rebecca Stutzman Nofziger was born Oct. 14, 1864, near Archbold, O.; died near Albany, Oreg., Jan. 19, 1924, of heart failure caused by gall stones; aged 59 y. 3 m. 5 d. She was married to C. G. Nofziger March 3, 1883. This union was blessed with 10 children. One son preceded her in death. She leaves to mourn her departure, husband, 6 sons, 3 daughters, 18 grandchildren, 3 brothers, 3 sisters, and a host of relatives and friends. Three sisters preceded her in death. She accepted Christ as her personal Saviour in her early life. She united with the Amish Mennonite Church, and remained faithful until death. She was much concerned about the welfare and salvation of her children. Funeral services were conducted at the Fairview Church, Jan. 22 by C. R. Gerig and S. E. Allgyer. The funeral was largely attended. Interment in Riverside Cemetery, Albany, Oreg.
Bachman. - Elizabeth (Bachman) Heiser died at Norbury Sanitarium, Jacksonville, Ill., Dec. 26, 1923; aged 62 y. 6 m. 4 d. She was the daughter of John and Barbara Bachman and was born near Groveland, Ill., June 15, 1861. On February 20, 1883, she was united in marriage to Jacob Heiser, who preceded her to the spirit world Feb. 19, 1923. To this union were born 12 children, namely: Manuel, Alvin, Samuel, Katie, Jake, Lizzie, Roy, Jesse, and Esther. One daughter, Barbara, and two infants preceded her in death. She united with the Mennonite Church in her youth and remained a faithful member until her death. She leaves to mourn her departure 6 sons, 3 daughters, 13 grandchildren, 2 brothers, 1 sister, 1 aunt, and a host of relatives and friends. She was a faithful and devout mother who was especially concerned about the spiritual welfare of her family and will long be remembered by her gentle disposition and kindness shown to all with whom she came in contact. Funeral services were held at the East Bend Church near Fisher, Ill., conducted by Samuel Gerber of Tremont. Text, II Cor. 5:1-10. Burial in the East Bend cemetery.
Transcriber's note: Should this obituary be listed under Heiser, rather than Bachman? Transcribed as printed.
Transcribed by Carl Metzler, Indiana
The Gospel Herald - Volume XVI, Number 46 - February 14, 1924 - page 941
Blosser. - Nora Blosser was born Sept. 5, 1888; died Jan 1, 1924; aged 35 y. 4 m. 5 d. She was sick a few years. The last fifteen months she could not lie down. She suffered from heart trouble. She leaves her mother, 1 sister, 2 brothers and other relatives and friends. She united in her youth with the Walnut Creek A. M. Church, where she was a faithful member to the end. Services at the same place, conducted by Corson Mast, Lester Hostetler, and S. H. Miller. Burial in the cemetery near the church.
Plank. - Edward Leander, son of David E. and Fannie (Zook) Plank, was born Jan. 18, 1919, at Inglenook, Pa.; died Jan. 9, 1924, at Eureka, Ill.; aged 4 y. 11 m. 22 d. He was stricken with appendicitis on Jan. 1, at which time he neither ate nor drank water for four days at a time. His condition seemingly was encouraging but on Jan. 8 he took a chill and passed away in about 24 hours. He is survived by his heart-broken parents, a brother, Marvin, aged 10 years, and a sister, Martha, aged 8 years. An infant sister preceded him in death. Edward was a promising child and will be greatly missed by parents and friends. May we meet him in glory.
Mosemann. - Philip Mosemann was born in Meiningen, Germany, June 21, 1832; died Jan. 6, 1924, of infirmities due to old age, at his late home, 433 S. Shippen St., Lancaster, Pa.; aged 91 y. 6 m. 15 d. He was the son of Bishop Jacob Mosemann and Magdalene Frey Mosemann. He came to America at the age of 22 years, residing with his parents near Bowmansville, Pa. At the age of forty years he moved to Lancaster where he remained the balance of his life. He was a member of the Mennonite Church the greater part of his life. Besides his wife, Elizabeth, the following children survive: David H. and John H., ministers of the Lancaster congregation, Philip, Lena, Elizabeth, Christian, Abram and Barbara. The funeral services were held on Wednesday, Jan. 9, from the late home, also at the E. Chestnut Street Mennonite Church. The services were conducted by Bros. Jacob E. Brubaker, Daniel Lehman and Benj. Weaver. Interment at Mellinger's Cemetery.
Bittner. - Sister Rebecca (Rife) Bittner of Pleasant Hall, Pa., departed this life as a result of a complication of diseases, Jan. 15, 1924, at the home of Harry Eyer, after an illness of about nine months. She was aged 61 y. 11 m. 28 d. Her suffering was intense at times but she did not want to murmur or complain. She united with the Mennonite Church at Strasburg, Franklin county, Pa., in her young years and remained a faithful member to the end. Her husband, Bro. Geo. W. Bittner, preceded her to the spirit world about 13 months. They had no children but raised a number of foster children. Mrs. Eyer, with whom Sister Bittner had her home, was raised in their home and showed all kindness and love toward the deceased. The funeral was held on Jan. 18 with short services at the home and further services at the Strasburg Mennonite Church in charge of Bros. Harry H. Witmer and John S. Burkholder. Text, Psa. 17:15. Interment was made in the cemetery adjoining the church.
Schlegel. - Anna M., daughter of C. L. and Catherine Roth, was born in Livingston Co., Ill., May 17, 1866; died at her home at Albany, Oreg., of heart failure on Jan. 26, 1924; aged 57 y. 7 m. 9 d. At the age of 19 she moved with her parents to Milford, Nebr. She was married to John M. Schlegel of Milford Mar. 28, 1886. In 1902 they moved to Nampa, Ida., and in 1903 to Albany, Oreg., where they have since resided. The deceased gave her heart to God when young and remained a faithful member of the Mennonite Church all these years. Sister Schlegel suffered of disease for several years and spent much of her time while afflicted in prayer and supplication, submitting all to God's care. She was the mother of 10 children, 5 sons and 5 daughters, 3 of whom preceded her in death. Her desires were granted in that all her children united with the Church. She is survived by her husband, 3 sons, 4 daughters, 21 grandchildren, 5 brothers, 3 sisters, and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted at the Albany Mennonite Church by Bro. S. E. Allgyer of West Liberty, O., on Jan. 29. 1924. Her remains were laid to rest in the Riverside Cemetery.
Stauffer. - Sister Susanna (Hernley) Stauffer, 73 years old, widow of Bro. Jacob L. Stauffer, died at the home of her son, Christian Stauffer, at Middle Creek, Pa., Jan. 24. Her husband died forty-four years ago. The surviving relatives are one son, Christian, with whom she resided for fifteen years, and the following brothers and sister, Mrs. Israel Huber, Halfville, Pa.; Jonas Hernley, Scottdale, Pa.; Christian Hernley, Halfville, Pa.; Ezra, Lebanon, Pa., and Samuel, Lexington, Pa. Funeral services were held at the home and at the Hammer Creek Meetinghouse by Bros. Noah Landis and John S. Hess. Text, Psa. 132:14. Interment in the cemetery adjoining.
Mother, now thy toils are over,
And thy place is vacant here,
But we know that thou art resting
In that land where God is near.
Silently this mortal body
Has been lowered in the tomb,
And the clouds that hung above us,
All seemed like a sullen gloom;
But a gladness now dawned on us,
As we looked beyond the skies
May we all some day be gathered
There to win that precious prize.
Sister E. M. H.
Swartzendruber. - Jacob P. Swartzendruber was born in Johnson county, Ia., Oct. 17, 1851; died at his home near Kalona, Ia., Jan. 17, 1924; aged 72 y. 3 m. He united with the Amish Mennonite Church in his early youth and in his chosen faith was true to the end. On Dec. 31, 1872, be was united in marriage to Elizabeth Bender. To this union were born nine children, all of whom except two preceded him to the home beyond. On March 26, 1878, at the age of 26 years he was ordained to the ministry, in which calling he served faithfully. On Dec. 4, 1887, he was ordained bishop over the Lower Deer Creek Church in which he sought faithfully to perform his duty. In the bishop service he was active to the end. When the "Herold der Wahrheit" was launched in January, 1912, he was an active supporter and has been a regular contributor to its columns until his death. For two years he had the editorship of the publication and since has had charge of the Junior department. The illness which caused his death was of only a little more than two days' duration and was termed peritonitis caused by internal perforated ulcer. He leaves to mourn his departure his deeply bereaved widow, 1 son, 1 daughter, 6 grandsons, 5 granddaughters, and a host of relatives and friends. The funeral was held at the residence on Saturday, Jan. 19, conducted by C. M. Yoder and J. R. Swantz and others in German, from the fitting text, II Tim. 4:7,8. Also a fitting address in English by J. Y. Swartzendruber. Burial took place in the Lower Deer Creek cemetery.
Transcribed by Carl Metzler, Indiana
Harnish.- Magdalena L. Harnish, wife of Henry B. Harnish, was born Mar. 17, 1868; died Feb. 4, 1924: aged 55 y. 10 m. 17 d. She was a daughter of the late Rudolph S. Herr. She is survived by her husband and eight children; also four brothers and one sister. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for a number of years. Funeral services were held at the New Danville Mennonite Church, conducted by Bro. D. N. Lehman. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
"Dearest Mother, thou hast left us,
Here thy loss we deeply feel;
But 'tis God that hath bereft as,
He can all our sorrows heal."
Gingerich. - Jacob Gingerich was born in Elkhart Co., Ind., April 30, 1859; died at Goshen, Ind., Jan. 29, 1924; aged 64 y. 8 m. 28 d. On March 28, 1901, he was united in marriage to Magdalina Wenger. About 11 years ago he joined the Mennonite Church and seemed to be quite interested in the welfare of the Church and faithful to the cause which he had espoused. He leaves to mourn his departure his wife, one son (Ellis), one brother (Abraham, of Constantine, Mich.), one sister (Elizabeth, of Goshen, Ind.), besides many other relatives and friends. He was a kind and loving husband and father and will be greatly missed in the home. Funeral services as the Yellow Creek Church conducted by Bros. J. W. Christophel and J. S. Hartzler.
Transcriber's note: "services as" is as in the original.
Beachy. - Sarah Jane (Lenhart) Beachy was born in Holmes Co., Ohio, Sept. 4, 1853; died in the same locality Jan. 26, 1924; aged 70 y. 4 m. 22 d. She was married to Solomon Beachy Jan. 23, 1873. To this union were born 6 sons and 9 daughters. The oldest son, Daniel, preceded her in death Feb. 25, 1890, at the age of 16 years. She leaves her husband, 5 sons and 8 daughters, 33 grandchildren, 2 brothers, 2 sisters, and other relatives and friends. She was sick only 7 days of cholecystitis. In the year 1873 she united with the Walnut Creek A. M. Church, where she was a faithful member to the end. Services at the A. M. Meetinghouse by Lester Hostetter, E. B. Stoltzfus and S. H. Miller. Burial in cemetery nearby.
Longenecker. - Christian Garber Longenecker was born March 9, 1855; died Jan. 4, 1924; aged 68 y. 9 m. 25 d. Bro. Longenecker was a retired farmer, and a consistent member of the Mennonite Church. He is survived by his wife and the following children: Dora B., married to Henry Ebersole, Centerville; Phares B., of Donegal; Ada B., married to Walter Keener, Manheim; Elam B., on the home farm; Mary B., married to Norman Miller, Florin; Anna, Bender, Amos, Earl, and Rosa, at home; also one brother (John of Newton, Kans.) and two sisters (Mrs. Kathryn Rutt, and Mrs. Annie Kraybill, both of Elizabethtown). The funeral services were held Jan. 8 at his late residence at Salunga, Pa., by Bro. Hiram Kauffman, and at the Mennonite Church, Salunga Pa., by Bros. Isaac Brubaker and Sanford Landis. Text, Matt. 25:21.
Shantz. -Leah (Groff) Shantz was born in Waterloo twp., Ont., June 11, 1856; died at Waterloo, Feb. 3, 1924; aged 67 y. 7 m. 23 d. In 1884 she was united in marriage to Frank Shantz. To this union were born 3 sons and 3 daughters. She leaves her husband, 3 sons, 3 daughters, 1 adopted child, 19 grandchildren, 3 sisters, 2 brothers, and a host of relatives and friends. She united with the Church in early years and remained a consistent member until death. The funeral was held on Feb. 7 at the Waterloo Mennonite Church conducted by Bro. Noah Hunsberger and Oscar Burkholder, after which she was laid to rest in the Waterloo Mennonite Cemetery.
"Heaven now has one more treasure,
Earth can but the casket keep,
But her joy is beyond measure,
With a blessed, peaceful sleep."
By a granddaughter.
Miller. - Lizzie Mabel, daughter of C. C. and Polly Schrock, and wife of Bro. A. Jay Miller, was born in Lagrange Co., Ind., Dec. 16, 1888; died of measles, Jan. 26, 1924, at Yoder, Kans.; aged 35 y. 1 m. 10 d. In the early years of her life she united with the Mennonite Church in which faith she died. Her mother died nearly two years ago. She leaves her bereaved husband, 2 sons, 5 daughters, her father, 2 brothers, 7 half-brothers, 1 half-sister, and many relatives and friends to mourn her loss. She will be missed in the home, community and church. Her sudden demise came very unexpectedly to many. She was conscious to the last, and fully realized that the end was near. She said that she was ready to go, but could not understand why she should be called so soon. Funeral services were held Jan. 29, at the Yoder Mennonite Church (of which she was a member), conducted by L. 0. King, Harry A. Diener, and J. M. R. Weaver. She was laid to rest in the cemetery nearby.
Schertz. - Sister Malinda Irene Schertz, daughter of David H. and Bena Schertz, was born near Eureka, Ill., Feb. 14, 1903; died Feb. 4, 1924; aged 20 y. 11 m. 21 d. She is survived by father, mother, one grandmother (Mrs. Mary Imhoff), three brothers (Emanuel E., Raymond H., and Chris. A.), and two sisters (Mrs. Mathilda Ulrich and Mrs. Esther Harnish). She was preceded in death by one brother, Silas. She bore her illness with Christian fortitude since July, 1923. The closing ten weeks were passed in a hospital at Peoria. Early in life she accepted and publicly confessed her Savior, uniting with the Mennonite Church. She lived a kindly, unassuming Christian life, and awaited the summons of death peacefully. During her illness she often requested the reading of the 23rd Psalm and found comfort in it. She will be missed in her home, by the church, her friend, and associates. She will live on in our memories and in God's keeping. The funeral was held Feb. 7, conducted by Bros. C. F. Derstine and D. D. Miller. Texts, Job 1:21; Jno. 11:26.
Esh. - Near Allensville, Pa., on Dec. 20, 1923, Sister Annie Esh, wife of Bro. John M. Esh, passed into the great beyond after an illness of about two weeks. She was not very strong for about a year, altho she attended to her household duties faithfully all the time till her recent sickness. She was an active member of the Allensville Church and faithful in the service of the Master. Her acts of charity and kindness will be remembered by many for a long time to come. In her death, the family lost a loving, faithful wife and mother, the Church a devoted Christian, and the community a faithful friend. She will be sadly missed. She took an active part in the activities of the Church, especially in the Sisters' sewing circle, which she always attended when it was possible to do so. She was born June 2, 1879; died of septic sore throat and complications on Dec. 20, 1879; aged 44 y. 6 m. 18 d. Funeral services conducted on Feb. 23, by Bros. E. H. Kanagy and Joshua B. Zook. May the Lord be very near to the bereaved ones and sustain them in this sad hour of trial.
Transcriber's note: The second death date, "on Dec. 20, 1879" is an obvious error.
Long. - Sister Susan Long, of Knoxville., Tenn., known as Grandmother Long, died Jan. 8, 1924; aged 76 years. Her health failed her nearly all last summer. She was confined to her bed about three months. She accepted Christ as her Savior at the age of 14 in the Baptist Church. About two years ago she united with the Mennonite Church. She was a loving sister, and a very active worker, with a smile and word rightly fitted to every one she met. She was a busy worker in the Master's service even in her aged years. She would visit the hospitals, jail, and homes over the city, with her Bible under her arm. Many will know her by the articles she wrote for the Gospel Herald. She is survived by her husband, 3 sons, 3 daughters, and many grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Pettitt, in Chattanooga, Tenn., conducted by Mr. Po and Bro. Jennings. Text, Rev. 14:13. Interment in cemetery near Chattanooga.
"Your life work is ended, dear Mother,
You're with the loved ones gone before,
May we all prepare to meet you
On that bright celestial shore."
Martin. - Reuben E. Martin was born July 4, 1899, near Hagerstown, Md.; died Jan. 14, 1924; aged 24 y. 6 m. 10 d. He was the oldest son of Isaac W. Martin and grandson of Abram H. Martin (deceased), a native of Lancaster Co., Pa. He was married Nov. 23, 1920, to Cora, daughter of Pre. Daniel M. Strite of Leitersburg, Md. To their union were born two daughters, Ethel, aged 2 years, and Edith, aged 3 months. His death was due to injuries sustained in a fall after climbing to the comb of the interior of the barn at his residence, a height of thirty feet, resulting in a broken back, several ribs, an arm, and the severing of the spinal cord. He lived three days after the fall during which time his mind was perfectly normal to the last, enabling him to make all spiritual and temporal preparations for his departure. At an early age he united with the Mennonite Church and at his death gave testimony of perfect resignation, peace and trust, commending his family, parents, friends, and neighbors to the God who does all things well, leaving the brightest hopes back for those who mourn their loss, but are comforted by his gain. Funeral services were held at the Paradise Mennonite Church, conducted by Brethren Geo. S. Keener, C. R. Strite, and Denton T. Martin. Text, II Sam. 14 :5.
Brubaker. - Annie M. Brubaker, widow of Pre. Abram H. Brubaker, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Feb. 28, 1846; passed away at her home near Willow Street, Pa., Jan. 5, 1924; aged 77 y. 10 m. 8 d. She was for many years a faithful member of the Mennonite Church of which her husband was a minister. Her husband departed this life Jan. 21, 1916. She leaves to mourn her departure 5 children as follows: Pre. Christian M. Brubaker, East Lampeter township; Martha E., wife of Enos H. Groff, Strasburg; Annie M., Fannie S., and A. Martin, all at home. One son, Jacob H., preceded her to the heavenly home, April 15, 1919. One brother, Joseph Bowman, of Norristown, Pa., also survives and many other relatives and friends. She was a kind and loving mother and will be sorely missed in the home, as well as in the church and community, but we know that God makes no mistakes and we humbly bow to His will. Funeral services were conducted at the Strasburg Mennonite Church, Jan. 9, by Bros. C. M. Brackbill and Frank M. Herr. Text, I Pet. 1 :3,4.
"Thou great Jehovah. full of love,
An angel bright didst send,
And took our loving mother home,
To joys that never end.
Taylor. - Mary F. Taylor, youngest daughter of David and Julia Ann Ross, was born in Rockingham Co., Va.. Jan. 23, 1866; died near Elida, O., Feb. 1, 1924; aged 58 y. 8 d. On Dec. 2, 1883, she was married to W. F. Taylor. To this union were born 9 sons and 4 daughters. Five sons and three daughters preceded her to the great beyond. She leaves her husband, 4 sons, 1 daughter, 7 grandchildren, 6 brothers, 2 sisters, and many friends and neighbors. She was the first one of a family of 9 children to answer the heavenly summons. She accepted Christ as her Savior in early life in Rockingham Co., Va., coming with her family in later years to Allen Co., 0. She with her husband united with the Mennonite Church in which fellowship she remained faithful to the end. In this hour of bereavement we are glad to be able to say of her that she was a devoted and prayerful mother. This we believe accounts for her patient labor in the midst of poverty, sickness, and trials, caring for her large family. Funeral services were held at the Salem Church, Feb. 3, by P. E. Brunk, Andrew Brenneman, and J. M. Shenk.
"All is over, hands are folded
O,er a quiet, peaceful breast;
All is over, pain is ended,
And dear Mother is at rest."
Transcribed by Carl Metzler, Indiana
Miller. - Orrville Dale, only child of Lloyd J. and Minnie Miller, near Pettisville, Ohio, died after an illness of about six hours of indigestion, Jan. 28, 1924; aged 1 y. 2 m. 22 d. Funeral services were held at the Central A. M. Church Jan. 30, conducted by E. L. Frey and H. Rychener.
White. - Harriet, wife of Bro. Thomas W. White, died
at her home in Columbia, Pa., after a brief illness of asthmatic
trouble. Her remains were laid to rest in the Evangelical Cemetery
at Cresswell on Feb. 7; aged 79 y. 4 m. 20 d. Services were conducted
by John W. Weaver and C. Z. Martin.
Weaver. - Sister Maria Weaver was laid to rest in Weaverland (Pa.) Cemetery on Jan. 25, after spending many years in the pilgrim journey of life. Her husband, Moses Weaver, preceded her many years ago. She is survived by three sons, two daughters and a host of friends who knew her well. She attained the ripe age of 85 y. 11 m. 2 d. "Gathered home as a ripened shock of corn."
Sensenig. - Funeral of Sister Lydia Burkhart Sensenig
was held from her late home in East Earl Twp., Lancaster Co.,
Pa., on Jan. 19, 1924. Sister Sensenig had followed her entire
family to their graves, including also her husband, Amos Sensenig,
who preceded her only a short time ago. She peacefully fell asleep
in Jesus after attaining to the ripe age of 79 y. 11 m. 25 d.
Bros. Benj. Weaver and John B. Senger officiated at her funeral.
Baer. - Hannah Snyder was born in Waterloo Twp., Ont., Feb. 17, 1839; died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Owen Reist, near Kossuth, Ont., Feb. 7, 1924; aged 84 y. 11 m. 21 d. She leaves 1 son, 4 daughters, 18 grandchildren, and 21 great-grandchildren. Sister Baer united with the Mennonite Church in early life and remained a consistent member until God called her home. The funeral service was conducted by Bros. A. B. Snyder and Oscar Burkholder on Sunday, Feb. 10. Text, Phil. 1:21. Interment in the Wanner Cemetery near Hespeler, Ont.
Lebold. - Emery, son of Daniel and Katie Lebold, died Jan. 24, 1924, at his home in Wellesley Twp., Ont.; aged 3 y. 26 d. Emery was a bright little boy and to know him was to love him. Death came suddenly. He was scalded by falling into a pail of hot water. He died 14 hours after. Service conducted by Christ Schultz, Jacob Bender, and Christ Gascho.
"Safe in the arms of Jesus,
Safe on His gentle breast;
There by His love overshadowed,
Sweetly my soul shall rest."
Gish. - Amos E. Gish was born Feb. 7, 1872; died Feb. 8, 1924; aged 52 y. 1 d. He was a retired farmer living in Elizabethtown for a number of years, and was employed by the A. S. Kreider Shoe Co. He is survived by his widow, Emma Gish, (nee Sidus) and one daughter (Mrs. Verna Barto), and one granddaughter. He is survived also by 2 brothers (Harry E. and John), and 2 sisters (Mrs. John Bradly and Mrs. Jos Kirchner). He was a consistent member of the Mennonite Church. Funeral services conducted at the home by Bros. Noah Risser and S. B. Landis. Text, Psa. 39:7. Burial in Mt. Tunnel Cemetery.
Lehman. - Daniel Lehman was born in Cumberland Co., Pa., Dec. 5, 1857; died near Burton City, Ohio, Feb. 3, 1924; aged 66 y. 1 m. 28 d. He came with his parents to Ohio when he was three years old. On Feb. 7, 1889, he was married to Mary Berg. This union was blessed with five children. He leaves to mourn his departure a devoted wife, 2 sons, 2 daughters, 7 grandchildren, 4 brothers and 1 sister. An infant son preceded him to the spirit world. In his younger years be united with the Mennonite Church, in which faith he died. Funeral services were held on Feb. 6, at the Martin's Church conducted by Bros. David Hostetler, Aaron Eberly, and Benj. Good. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
Fauser. - Annie B. Fauser was born in Manheim, Pa.,
Feb. 14, 1855; died of pneumonia Jan. 17, 1924, at her late home
in Manheim; aged 68 y. 11 m. 27 d. She was the daughter of the
late Abraham and Anna Horst. She united with the Mennonite Church
in her young years and remained a faithful member. She leaves
her husband, 5 children (Mrs. Annie Walter, Mrs. Emma Ritter,
Abraham and Amanda), also six sisters and one brother. Funeral
on Sunday, Jan. 20, from the late home, also at Hernley's Mennonite
Church. The services were conducted by Bro. Joseph Boll, Jr.,
and Bro. John Hess. Text, Rom. 14:8. Interment in the adjoining
"Dearest mother, thou hast left us,
Here thy loss we deeply feel;
But 'tis God that hath bereft us,
He can all our sorrows heal."
Transcriber's note: Only four children are named in the original.
Neff. - Sister Mary (Otto) Neff - aged 66 y. 5 m. 2
d. - wife of Harry Neff, died at the home of her daughter (Mrs.
Christian B. Groff) Dec. 14, 1923. Mary always worked hard and
was ever ready to help those in need of help, and had a smile
for every one. She had many trials. Her health failed and finally
she underwent an operation in the Lancaster Hospital of which
she recovered and seemed pretty well, when again disease took
hold of her. She suffered a great deal, but was patient and resigned
to God's will. She is survived by her husband, 1 daughter (Emma,
wife of Christian B. Groff), 1 son (John 0. Neff), and 7 grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at her late home and at Mellinger's
Mennonite Church of which she was a faithful member, by the brethren
Sanford Landis, C. M. Brubaker, and David Landis.
Ropp. - Oleda Phoebe, youngest daughter of Brother and Sister Arthur and Emma Ropp, was born Sept. 13, 1906, in Tremont, Ill., died Feb. 15, 1924; aged 17 y. 5 m. 2 d. Her parents both died when she was 4 years old. She then made her home with Bro. and Sister Andrew and Lydia Bachman, Eureka, Ill. Oleda accepted Christ as her Savior at the age of 14, and united with the Mennonite Church, where she remained a faithful member until death. She leaves 1 sister, 1 brother, 1 grandmother and many other relatives and friends. All was done that loving hands could do for her, but God saw fit to call her home. Her desire was to live but she said if it were the Lord's will she was ready to go. Funeral services were held Feb. 17 at the Linn Mennonite Church by J. J. Kennel and J. D. Reber of Shelbyville, Ill. Text, Psa. 90, II Cor. 5:1-5 and I Thess. 4:13-18. Burial in Roanoke Cemetery.
Knavel. - Bro. Levi Knavel was born Aug. 20, 1861; died of heart trouble at his home near Salix, Cambria Co., Pa., Jan. 27, 1924; aged 62 y. 5 m. 7 d. He united with the Mennonite Church many years ago and was a very regular attendant at church. He served as trustee of the church bought from the Lutherans about twenty-five years ago and also of the new church later put up on part of his farm. He served continuously as janitor, and he also held different positions in the congregation. On account of his active work in the church, he will be greatly missed in this small congregation. He is survived by his widow, 5 sons, 2 daughters, besides a number of grandchildren and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted by S. G. Shetler, assisted by E. J. Blough at the home and the church, after which the body was laid away in the cemetery on his farm. The funeral was one of the most largely attended in this community.
Wingard. - Sister Freda May Kaufman Wingard was born Oct. 27, 1897, in Somerset Co., Pa.; died at the Memorial Hospital, Johnstown, Pa., Feb. 16, 1924; aged 26 y. 3 m. 19 d. She was the daughter of Simon and Emma Kaufman, and the mother of an infant daughter that lies in her arm in the grave. Besides her husband, Bro. Cloyd Wingard, to whom she was married April 4, 1919, she is survived by her parents and one sister, Anna, wife of Bro. Harry Byers. A few years ago she united with the Mennonite Church and remained a member of the Weaver congregation until the time of her death. Her unexpected death was a great shock to the community. A very large concourse of people attended the funeral in her home congregation, where services were conducted by S. G. Shetler, assisted by L. A. Blough. Text, "This is the Lord's doing and is marvelous in our eyes." Interment in the Weaver Cemetery.
King. - Solomon R., son of Jacob and Rebecca King, was born December 9, 1846; died February 3, 1924; aged 77 y. 1 m. 24 d. He was the fifth of a family of 8 children, all of whom preceded him in death except David, the youngest brother. In 1867 he united in marriage with Lydia Schrock. To this union were born 4 sons (Noah W., David E., Ira s., Harvey J.) and 3 daughters, all of whom with the mother passed on before in death - an infant not named, Amelia in 1901, Sarah in 1900, the mother faithful companion in 1917. There remain his 4 sons, 1 grandson, 4 granddaughters, 1 brother, and many nieces, nephews and friends. In early manhood he accepted Christ as his personal Savior, was received into the communion of the Amish Mennonite Church, and always continued his fellowship with the Oak Grove congregation, being loyal and faithful to all her services and the observance of the sacraments whenever possible.
Groff. - Emma (Neff) Groff, wife of Christian B. Groff, died in Lancaster Hospital Feb. 2, 1924; aged 43 y. 3 m. 14 d. She is survived by her husband, 5 children, her father and one brother. She faithfully attended to her mother during the time of her affliction and several weeks after her mother had passed away she was taken very sick and taken to the Lancaster Hospital for an operation. She was very sick all the time, yet with all nurses and physicians could do, the Lord was mightier and called her home 7 weeks after her mother. "This is the Lord's doings, and it is marvelous in our eyes." She was a faithful member of Mellinger's Mennonite Church, also a Sunday school teacher for some time. Funeral services were held at her home at Smoketown, Pa., and at Mellinger's Meeting House by the brethren Sanford Landis, C. M. Brubaker, and David Landis. Text, Prov. 31:26-28. H.
Stoltzfus. - Kora, son of Abraham F. and Mattie Stoltzfus, Mascot, Pa., died Jan. 27, 1924; aged 4 y. 20 d. He leaves his parents, 3 brothers (Eli, David, and Daniel), 1 sister (Lydia), and a number of near relatives. He had an attack of the grippe a week before his death, and suffered much until the evening of the 27th, when he peacefully passed away. Let us all prepare to meet him in the land where all is joy and rest, as God gives the little children everlasting rest. He was a bright and happy child. It is hard to part with loved ones here, but what we do not understand here will be made clear in the happy land beyond. Funeral services at the parents' home on Jan. 30, conducted by Brethren Henry Lapp and Chris King.
Dear parents, do not mourn for me,
Dear brothers and sisters, do not weep for me;
Think how you live in this world of sorrow and sins,
And do not know what you have to see
Before you reach the golden shore.
Troyer. - Samuel D. son of David Troyer, was born in White Cloud, Mich., April 3, 1903; died Feb. 10, 1924, at the home of his aunt, Mrs. Henry Smucker, Nappanee, Ind.; aged 20 y. 10 m. 7 d. He is one of 12 children of whom 7 together with father and mother preceded him to the spirit world. He leaves 3 brothers and 1 sister (Levi, Fannie, Henry and Emmon), a grandfather, 5 aunts, 2 uncles and a number of relatives and friends. In the spring of 1923 he united with the North Main Street Mennonite Church, Nappanee, Ind., of which he was a faithful member until death. His friendly disposition will be missed by all who knew him, and especially by his classmates. About 5 weeks before his death he took sick with diphtheria, but later was again able to be up and around in the house, and took his meals at the table with the rest of the family. But on Friday he took a stroke of paralysis from which he died on the following Sunday night. The last word from his lips was a prayer. Services at the home by D. D. Troyer. Text, I Thess. 4:18.
Beyeler. - Elizabeth, daughter of David and Catherine Geiser, was born near Orrville, Ohio, Dec. 29, 1871; died after a brief illness Feb. 11, 1924; aged 52 y. 1 m. 12 d. She was united in marriage to Alfred J. Beyeler Feb. 28, 1891. To this union were born 5 sons and 5 daughters (Frederick, who preceded her in death, Mrs. D. S. Hershey, Mrs. John Zook, Elmer, Lester, Noah, Sylvia, Marie, Floyd, and Lillian). Early in life she united with the Mennonite Church at Crown Hill in which church she remained a faithful member until death. She was a kind, loving, devoted wife and mother, and a wise counsellor, being anxiously concerned about her family's spiritual welfare. She leaves husband, nine children, three grandchildren, her mother, four brothers, three sisters, and a host of relatives and friends. Amid all the suffering she never complained, but patiently bore it all with Christian submissiveness. Realizing that the time for her departure was drawing nigh, she expressed a willingness and a readiness to meet her Savior, saying, "This world, this world, is not my home." Funeral services were held by J. A. Leichty and at the Crown Hill Church by Noah Hilty and E. F. Hartzler. Burial in the cemetery nearby.
Beiler. - Sister Sarah E. Beiler was born Aug. 8, 1869, near Bird-in-Hand, Pa. She was a daughter of the late Benjamin and Mary Beiler, who preceded her to the Great Beyond. Sarah departed this life at the age of 54 y. 5 m. 5 d., as a result of a complication of diseases. Her suffering was intense at times, but she did not want to murmur nor complain. She united with the Amish Mennonites in her young years and remained a faithful member to the end, upholding the teaching of the Bible and the Church, both by precept and example. The funeral was held at the home of her brother, where she and her sister Mary had peacefully lived together. Services were conducted by Benuel M. Stoltzfus and John L. Fisher. Text, Rev. 7:16,17. Her remains were laid to rest in the Beiler Cemetery. She leaves one brother (David), three sisters (Mattie, wife of John P. Fisher, Salome, widow of Stephen Stoltzfus, Mary), and a host of relatives and friends.
If we could hear her singing,
As we think she's singing now,
If we could see the brightness
Of the crown upon her brow;
There would be no sighs to worry,
And of hidden tears no more,
When we think of our dear sister
Who has gone to yonder shore.
Wilson. - Desdemona Josephine Wilson (nee Collier) was born Sept. 20, 1867; died Feb. 8, 1924; aged 56 y. 5 m. 18 d. She was united in marriage to Geo. A. Wilson, Feb. 1, 1891. To this union one son(Henry) was born. She was converted at the age of about 16 years and united with the Baptist Church, later to the Methodist with her husband, and still later with the Mennonite Church of Carver, Mo., in which she remained and labored until called away by death. She has ever been known for her ready activity and honesty of purpose. Her service has been much missed in the church since her affliction no longer permitted her to meet with us. About a year and a half ago it became manifest that she had consumption. In search of health they went to La Junta, Colo., but it seemed that the Lord saw fit that she should not be restored to health. Thus after about a year at that place she passed to her rest. She leaves a husband, son, two grandchildren, three brothers, with their children and families, besides many friends and neighbors. The Church has lost a faithful worker, though we feel that she is resting from her labors and that her works do follow her. Funeral services at the Carver Mennonite Church in the presence of relatives, neighbors and friends. Services conducted by the writer from the text, Psa. 103:15-18. She was laid to rest in the Wilson graveyard near Carver, Mo., Feb. 11, 1924. J. R. Shank.
Harsh. - Lester Sample, son of John B. and Elizabeth E. Harsh and grandson of the late Bishop Isaac Eby, died Dec. 21, 1923, after an illness of one year, aged 19 y. 8 m. 28 d. When ten years of age he was stricken with infantile paralysis but regained his health in course of time with the exception of being quite lame. About one year ago his health began to fail him, but he continued in his studies at the Millersville Normal School until the beginning of March, when he had to give up and return home. He was given all medical attention that could be given him, and as a last means they resorted to an operation last August, when they removed part of his hip bone which had become diseased. At first they thought it would be successful, but as time wore on his life wore with it, and four days before Christmas he fell asleep in Jesus. He was of a sunny and cheerful disposition, remaining so through his long siege of suffering. When asked how he felt, his answer was, "All right," no matter how badly he felt. A short time before his death he desired to be baptized, which was done by Bishop C. M. Brackbill. The following evening he passed away to be with his maker. There remains his sorrowing parents, two brothers and one sister. May God give them strength that they can say, "Thy will be done." Funeral services were held from Hershey's Church Dec. 26. Interment in adjoining cemetery. Services conducted by Bros. C. M. Brackbill and Ira Hershey.
"All is over, hands are folded
On a calm and peaceful breast;
All his sufferings here are ended,
And our loved one is at rest."
Zehr. - Bro. David D. Zehr was born at Deer Creek, Ill., April 4, 1864; died Feb. 7, 1924; aged 59 y. 9 m. 16 d. He died of injuries sustained in a railroad accident. He lived in the neighborhood of his birthplace until manhood. On Dec. 28, 1886, he was married to Lizzie, daughter of Andrew and Magdalena Zehr. He lived in Fisher, Ill., 2 years and at Flanagan, Ill., 6 years. In the spring of 1897 he moved with his family to Manson, Iowa, where he resided until God called him. Those who remain of his family are his wife and five children as follows: Martha E., Mrs. Rosa Roth, Silas P. Zehr, Alvin W. Zehr (who is suffering from the effects of the accident, but is doing nicely at present), and Anna L., wife of Clyde Garber, all residing in this vicinity. The following brothers and sisters survive: Elizabeth, wife of C. W. Heisey, Mary, wife of Joseph Baecher, Phoebe, wife of Christian Zehr, Daniel Zehr, and Samuel Zehr. He united with the Mennonite Church in his early youth and in his early manhood was much interested in Sunday school and church work. He was of the number who helped to organize the Sunday School at Fisher, Ill., and served as superintendent while living there. He was among the first ones to move to this neighborhood and was active in the organization of this congregation. He was the second ordained minister in this congregation and was ordained May 19, 1902, and ordained to the office of bishop May 16, 1909, serving as minister 22 years and as bishop 15 years. The last few weeks of his earthly life he would say about every night, "I wish Jesus would come." Just before he left his home on the night of the accident he was reading in our church paper, and said, "I wish I were well so I could go and do more or could get the young people together so they could do more." Funeral services were held at the Manson Mennonite Church in charge of Bro. J. W. Hess. Text, II Cor. 5:1. There were about 500 people present who had come to pay their last tribute of respect to our departed brother. Interment in Rose Hill Cemetery.
Transcribed by Carl Metzler, Indiana