Gospel Herald - Volume XVI, Number 40 - January 3, 1924 - p. 813
Moyer.-Mary P. Moyer, wife of Wm. K. Moyer of Franconia, Pa., was born May 5, 1856; died Nov. 23, 1923; aged 67 y. 5 m. 27 d. She is survived by her husband, one son, and two daughters. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church. She was a kind and affectionate mother and wife, and is sadly missed in her home. She was blessed with good health till about ten days before she died, when she suddenly became ill with indigestion from which she did not recover. She trusted in the Lord and was fully resigned to His will. Her husband had been stricken with paralysis about nine weeks before she died. He is unable to walk and could not go along to the funeral services which were held at the Franconia Mennonite Meetinghouse.
Moyer.-Amanda M., wife of Bro. Jonas M. Moyer, was born
Nov. 13, 1859; died Dec. 13, 1923, at her home near Chalfont,
Pa., aged 64 y. 1 m. Altho she suffered much, she bore it all
patiently. She was a kind, loving mother, always thinking of others.
She leaves her husband, six daughters, three sons, and eighteen
grandchildren to mourn her departure. Funeral services were conducted
by Bro. Joseph G. Ruth and Bro. Arthur Ruth (Text, Phil. 1:21-24)
at Lexington. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
"Mother, thou hast left us lonely,
Sorrow fills our hearts today;
But beyond this vale of sorrows,
Tears will all be wiped away."
By a daughter.
Culp.-Jacob S. Culp was born in Clinton Twp., Lincoln Co., Ont., Feb. 16, 1837, and died at his late residence in Vineland, Ont., Dec. 8, 1923; aged 86 y. 9 m. 20 d. He was married to Salome Albright in 1860, to which union were born five sons and four daughters, all of whom survive. Their mother died in 1893. In 1895 he was married to Annie High who died in 1904. He was a member of the Mennonite Church for many years. Quiet and retiring in his nature, he was humble in his Christian faith but trusted the Lord unto the time of his death, passing away in hope of the life to come. Funeral services were held on December 11, at the residence and at the Mennonite Church where interment was made. Services conducted by the pastor of the Evangelical Church, Mr. Sauer, and by S. F. Coffman. Text used was Heb. 4:9.
Nofziger.-Mary Ann Nofziger, wife of John S. Nofziger, was born in Fulton County, Ohio, Mar. 20, 1871; died at her home in Henry County, O., Dec. 14, 1923; aged 52 y. 8 m. 14 d. She was united in marriage to John S. Nofziger, Jan. 10, 1889, and lived in matrimony over 34 years. To this union were born 5 children, 3 sons and 2 daughters. She leaves to mourn her loss a sorrowing husband, 3 sons, 1 daughter, 1 brother, 10 grandchildren, and a large number of relatives and friends. One daughter and three grandchildren preceded her in death. In her younger years, she accepted Christ as her personal Saviour and united with the Amish Mennonite Church, of which she remained a member until death. Funeral services were held Dec. 17 at the Central A. M. Church near Archbold, O., conducted by Brethren Henry Ryhener in English and Eli Rupp in German. Interment in Eckley Cemetery.
Michael.-Nelson Michael, a minister of the Mennonite Church, was born in Bertie township, Welland County, Ontario, January 25, 1843; died at his late home near Sherkston, Ont., October 31, 1923; aged 80 y. 9 m. 6 d. On December 22, 1863, he was united in marriage to Sarah Sherk, daughter of Peter Sherk who died a number of years ago. A family of six sons and six daughters blessed this union. Three sons and four daughters survive the parents. Bro. Michael was ordained to the ministry about forty years ago, and served the congregation according to his ability until the work was taken over by the Conference and Rural Mission Board. He was greatly interested in the work of the church and especially concerned for the welfare and salvation of his children. Funeral services were held on November 3, and his body laid to rest in the burying ground at the Bertie Church. Services were conducted by Nathaniel Bergy and S. F. Coffman.
Heishman.-In February, 1923, May Heishman, wife of Bro.
Russell J. Heishman and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Champ Brill,
of Shilo, Hampshire Co., W. Va., died after a week's illness of
influenza and pneumonia. She leaves to mourn her departure a husband
and two children, Rosco and Sadie, one infant preceding her in
death two days before. Funeral services were conducted by Bro.
A. W. Hershberger. Burial in the home cemetery. The deceased was
in her twenty-fifth year. She united with the Mennonite Church
in 1917 and remained a faithful member until death. Sister Heishman's
last days were full of suffering but she bore it patiently, spending
much time in prayer and communion with God. She will be greatly
missed in the home and community where she lived.
"Not now but in the coming years,
It may be in the better land,
We'll read the meaning of our tears,
And there sometime we'll understand."
Yoder.-Ben Yoder, son of Gabriel and Polly Hostetler Yoder, was born March 23, 1845, in Wayne County, Ohio. He was married in 1874 in Wayne County to Sarah, the daughter of Moses and Eva Hostetler. To this union were born three sons and four daughters. One daughter has preceded him in death. In his youth he attended the Oak Grove Mennonite Church, Smithville, Ohio. In later years he united with the Bethel Mennonite Church where he continued in membership until the time of his death. His death occurred after a protracted illness of several years, on Dec. 16, 1923, at the age of 78 years. He is survived by his 3 sons, Emanuel, of Gary, Ind.; Peter of Nappanee, Ind.; Frank of Syracuse, Ind.; 3 daughters, Naomi of Seville, Ohio; Amanda of Jerome, Idaho; Laura of El Paso, Texas; and also by 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Two sisters, Mrs. Fannie Oswald of Millersburg, Ohio, and Mrs. Katherine Hostetler of Nappanee, Ind., and one brother, John Yoder of Wooster, O., also survive him. Funeral services were conducted from the home of his daughter, Mrs. Warren Coolman, on Tuesday, Dec. 18, J. N. Kreider and S. D. Rohrer officiating. Burial was made in the Oak Grove Cemetery, Smithville, Ohio.
Good.-Minnie Estella Good, daughter of William H. and Laura Snyder, and wife of Ezra Good, died at the State Hospital of Pueblo, Colo., Nov. 28, 1923; aged 25 y. 10 m. 28 d. She was born at Roseland, Nebr., Jan. 21, 1898, and came with her parents to La Junta, Colo., at which place she has spent most of her life. She was married, Sept. 10, 1916, to Ezra Good and to this union were born two daughters, Beulah Evelyn, 4 years old, and Vera Fern, 1 year old. She was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister. She is survived by her husband and two daughters, her parents, four brothers, two sisters, and many relatives and friends who mourn her departure. She became a member of the Mennonite Church at the age of ten years and has remained faithful ever since. As a companion and mother she was very affectionate, kindhearted, and cheerful, always willing to do her part in the home. Her health became affected about a year ago and grew worse, continually, until two weeks ago when her condition became serious. She died of complications. We mourn her departure, but we have the assurance that her end was glorious. Funeral services were held Nov. 30, at the East Holbrook Church by John Thut and Jacob A. Heatwole. Texts, Heb. 13:14; Heb. 11:10, 16; Rev. 21, and 2 Cor. 5:1. Burial in adjoining cemetery.
Barkley.-On Friday morning, Dec. 14, 1923, Edna Martin Barkley, of Mahoning Co., Ohio, quietly passed to her eternal reward at the age of 32 y. 2 m. 27 d. Her sickness was brief. A few days after a baby boy, Earl, was born, the mother developed a severe case of scarlet fever which soon resulted in death, leaving her husband and six small children (4 boys and 2 girls) to face the realities of this world alone. The day following her death, which was a shock to the whole community, brief funeral services were held at the door of the home where a few of the near relatives and friends met to pay their last tribute of respect to the departed one, whose memory is fondly cherished by those who knew her best. The funeral was in charge of A. J. Steiner. Burial was made in the Midway cemetery. Sister Barkley was the daughter of Bro. and Sister Jacob Martin of East Lewistown. At the age of 13 she accepted her Christ and united with the Mennonite Church, remaining faithful until the end. On Dec. 21, 1913, she was united in marriage to James Barkley, who with his family, together with her father, mother, and four brothers are left to mourn the loss of one who was dear to them. According to present plans the children will be placed in homes of near relatives in the community. A memorial service will be held as soon as arrangements can be made after the quarantine is lifted.
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Weyandt.-William, son of Charles W. and Ella Weyandt, Altoona, Pa., was born April 10, 1903; fell asleep in Jesus, Dec. 29, 1923; aged 20 y. 8 m. 19 d. The brother was received into church fellowship Dec. 9. Funeral services were held at the Altoona Mission chapel, Jan. 1, 1924, in charge of Bro. Jos. M. Nissley. Text, Psa. 116:15.
Kauffman.-Joseph K. Kauffman was born in Blair Co., Pa., Dec. 20, 1842; died Dec. 29, 1923; aged 81 y. 9 d. He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Mattie Kauffman and Mrs. Geo. Ermigh of Martinsburg. He was a member of the Mennonite Church for 37 years. Funeral services were held on Jan. 1, 1924, by J. N. Durr, assisted by A. Metzler, C. A. Grabill, and A. L. Simmons of the Brethren Church. He was laid to rest in the Kauffman cemetery.
Becker.-Barbara Mader was born in Wilmot Twp., Ontario, Feb. 22, 1848; died near Breslau, Ont., Dec. 20, 1923; aged 75 y. 10 m. On April 10, 1871, she was united in marriage to John Becker, who, with three children (Allen, Almeda and Sylinda), and eleven grandchildren, remain to mourn her departure. Sister Becker united with the Mennonite Church in early married life, and remained true to her faith until God called her home. The funeral was held at the Cressman Mennonite Church, Breslau, Ont., on Sunday, Dec. 23, 1923, and was conducted by the brethren, E. F. Hartzler, Jonas Snider, and Oscar Burkholder.
Brandt.-Martin B. Brandt was born June 1, 1852; died
Dec. 17, 1923; aged 71 y. 6 m. 16 d. He leaves to mourn his departure
two sons, one daughter, two grandchildren, and a host of friends.
Bro. Brandt was a very useful man in the community and very kind
to the needy. He found Christ precious to his soul about nine
weeks before his death. Funeral services were held at Stauffer's
Mennonite Church, Dauphin Co., Pa., conducted by Bros. Noah Risser
and Jno. Ebersole.
"All is dark within our dwelling,
Lonely are our hearts today;
For our father we loved so dearly,
Has forever passed away."
Searer.-Susanna (Good) Searer, daughter of Christian and Sarah Good, was born Jan. 4, 1860; died Dec. 19, 1923; aged 63 y. 11 m. 15 d. She was married to Jacob Searer Dec. 24, 1876. She lived with her husband near Wakarusa, Ind., until the time of her death. To this union were born 7 children, of whom 4 sons and 2 daughters survive. She leaves to mourn her departure her husband, 6 children, 1 brother, 10 grandchildren and many friends. She was a member of the Mennonite Brethren in Christ Church to which faith she remained faithful until death. Funeral services held at the Yellow Creek Mennonite Church, conducted by Elmer Mast and D. A. Yoder.
Glimanhaga.-Catherine Glimanhaga, daughter of Moses and Catherine Glimanhaga (pioneers of Harrison Township), was born on the homestead March 11, 1850; died Dec. 26, 1923, in the Mennonite Home for the Aged at Eureka, Ill.; aged 73 y. 9 m. 15 d. She was the youngest of eleven children, and the last of the family to be called by death, having been a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for many years. She lived on the homestead nearly 71 years, after which she made her home with a niece, Mrs. George Rellinger, until Sept. 20, 1923, at which time she entered the Home for the Aged, where she remained until death. The nearest surviving relatives are three nieces, Mrs. George Rellinger, of Elkhart, Ind., Mrs. John Shine of Bangor, Mich., and Mrs. Benjamin Kitson of Syracuse, Ind. She is also survived by many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at Yellow Creek Mennonite Church near Goshen, Ind., conducted by J. F. Funk and D. A. Yoder.
Spangler.-Sister Ellen S. Spangler was born Nov. 29,
1876; died Nov. 26, 1923; aged 47 y. 11 m. 27 d. Her parents,
two sisters, and one brother are left to mourn her loss. She suffered
a great deal with rheumatism for the last 12 years and for 8 years
she was entirely helpless and had to be cared for like a child.
She was a faithful sister in the Mennonite Church, and a patient
sufferer, wishing and praying to go home and be with Jesus, which
is far better. Funeral services were held at the home at Lancaster
Junction, Pa., by Bro. Martin Metzler and also at Erb's Church
conducted by Bros. Joseph Boll, Sr., Joseph Boll, Jr., and Isaac
Brubaker. Text, Phil. 1:23.
Heaven now has one more treasure,
Earth can but the casket keep;
But her joy is beyond measure,
With a blessed peaceful sleep.
Zook.-Jacob K. Zook was born near Allensville, Pa., Nov. 3, 1849; died at his home in Belleville, Pa., Nov. 28, 1923; aged 74 y. 25 d. He was a faithful member of the A. M. Church for a number of years, attending services whenever his health would permit. He was a good neighbor and a kind and loving father. He is sadly missed in the home. He was married to Nancy Yoder, Feb. 4, 1873, who preceded him to the spirit world a few years ago. One son, Uriel D., died in infancy. He is survived by a daughter, Libbie E. Zook, at home, and one son, S. Alpheus Zook, of Bartlesville, Okla.; two grandchildren, Helen Elizabeth and Dorothy Ann of Bartlesville, Okla.; 3 brothers, David R., Samuel B., and Moses F., all of Belleville, Pa. Funeral services were held Dec. 1 by E. H. Kanagy at the home and at the Belleville A. M. Church by J. H. Byler and John M. Hartzler.
Eshleman.-Ida M. Eshleman was born Feb. 22, 1869, in
Lancaster Co., Pa.; died at her home Dec. 23, 1923; aged 54 y.
10 m. 1 d. She was a member of the Mennonite Church. She was ailing
for the past two years, but endured her suffering patiently. We
can well say, "Let me die the death of the righteous and
let my last end be like hers." She was married to Eli M.
Eshleman and to this union were born 4 sons and 7 daughters-of
whom one daughter (Barbara) and a son (Chester) preceded her in
death. She leaves a sorrowing aged father and mother, her husband,
9 children, and a host of relatives and friends. She is one of
the many mothers that will be missed in the home. Funeral services
were held on Dec. 21 at Byerland Church conducted by Bro. Aaron
Harnish and Bro. Jacob Thomas. Texts, Rev. 7 and Isaiah 8:18.
"Mother, thou art sweetly resting,
Here thy toils and cares are o'er;
Pain and sickness, death and sorrow,
Never can distress thee more."
Raifsnider.-Jeremiah Raifsnider, of near Chambersburg, Pa., was born Dec. 24, 1839; died Dec. 23, 1923; aged 83 y. 11 m. 29 d. Had he lived six hours longer he would have reached the age of 84 years. He is survived by 3 sons and 3 daughters: Geo. F., of Marion, Pa.; Wm. D., of Shippensburg, Pa.; Jacob W., of Chambersburg, Pa.; Mrs. D. E. Kuhns, of near Chambersburg; Mary E. and Ellamina, at home; 11 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild, 1 brother, and 2 sisters, all of Chambersburg. His wife died very suddenly in the Marion Mennonite Church seven years ago. He was a member of the Mennonite Church at Marion, Pa., for many years. He was sick one week, during which time he suffered much pain. In his suffering he prayed that the Lord would help him do His will and quoted many passages of Scripture. Funeral services were held Dec. 26, 1923, at the Mennonite Church at Chambersburg. Services were conducted by Bros. W. W. Hege and J. Irvin Lehman. Text, Job 5:26. Interment in the cemetery adjoining.
Hartman.-Bertha Mahalia, daughter of Bro. Aaron W. and
Sister Fanny Hartman, was born in Newaygo County, Mich., Aug.
28, 1912; died near Wakarusa, Ind., Dec. 30, 1923; aged 11 y.
4 m. 2 d. Some time ago she became afflicted with heart trouble,
but was seriously ill only about two weeks until God called her
home. She was of a bright and cheerful disposition, always having
a smile for every one she met. The last words on her lips were
those of the song, "Wonderful Words of Life." She leaves
father, mother, 6 brothers (Elmer, Vernon, William, Jonas, and
Arthur), 1 grandfather, 2 grandmothers, and a host of relatives
and friends. One sister (Anna Martha) preceded her in death. Our
loss is her gain. Funeral services were held at the Yellow Creek
Mennonite Church, Jan. 1, 1924, conducted by Bros. D. A. Yoder
and J. W. Christophel. Text, Matt. 19:13, 14. Burial was made
in cemetery adjoining the church.
"The angels bore our loved one home,
In shining garments fair;
And some bright day, we hope to go,
And join her over there."
Transcriber's note: In the obit it states "She leaves father, mother, 6 brothers," then names 5 brothers." I typed the obit as stated.
Christophel.-Abe I. Christophel, son of John M. and Harriet Christophel, was born near Nappanee, Ind., Nov. 29, 1857. He was found dead Dec. 27, 1923; aged 66 y. 26 d. He spent his boyhood days in Indiana and united with the Mennonite Church, of which he was still a member. He came to Illinois when about thirty years of age and spent most of his time in and around Cullom working for and making his home with the farmers, as he was never married. He died suddenly, apparently having passed away without a struggle, being found dead in bed. He was working 24 miles east of Cullom at the time of his death, but was taken to the home of his cousin, Mrs. P. J. Koerner, on Thursday evening. Father, mother, two brothers, and four sisters preceded him in death. He is survived by one sister-in-law (Mrs. Barbara Christophel of Nappanee, Indiana), one brother-in-law (Jacob Bauers of Elkhart, Ind.), many nieces, nephews and cousins, and a host of friends. Funeral services were held Saturday, Dec. 29, at the Cullom Mennonite Church, conducted by Jos. Hartzler of Flanagan, Ill. Text, Hebrews 9:26-28. Burial at West Lawn Cemetery.
Newcomer.-Jacob Newcomer was born in Columbiana County, Ohio, Feb. 26, 1835. He moved with his parents to Elkhart County, Ind., in the fall of 1853. On May 5, 1867, he was united in marriage to Elizabeth Kilmer who preceded him in death Aug. 12, 1901. To this union were born 6 sons and 3 daughters: George, of Cando, N. Dak., Abraham, of Goshen, Ind., Solomon (who died April 6, 1896), Mrs. Nancy Miller of Bristol, Ind., Levi and Lydia, of Nappanee, Ind., Eli, of Syracuse, Ind., Noah, of Hot Springs, Ark., and Mrs. Eliza Yoder of Wakarusa, Ind. After suffering with rheumatism and dropsy for twelve years, being on his wheelchair the last seven years, he passed away at the home of his son, Levi, on Dec. 20, 1923, at the age of 88 y. 9 m. 24 d. He is survived by 8 children, 30 grandchildren, and 20 great-grandchildren. Also by 1 half-brother, Henry, and 1 half-sister, Mrs. Eliza Mishler. Four grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren preceded him in death. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church. He bore his suffering patiently and never complained. Funeral services were held at the Yellow Creek Church near Goshen, Ind., conducted by Martin Ramer and D. A. Yoder.
Miller.-Raymond Ray Miller, son of Henry and Katie Miller,
was born in Johnson Co., Iowa, Aug. 5, 1910; died at their home
in Wayland, Iowa, early on Christmas morning, 1923; aged 13 y.
4 m. 20 d. He leaves his deeply bereaved parents, four brothers
(Jason J., his twin brother, Melvin, Raleigh, and Eldon), three
sisters (Cora, Eliza, and Marie), four grandparents, and a large
number of relatives and friends to mourn his loss. During the
summer it was discovered that he had a diseased limb. About four
months ago the limb was amputated, after which he seemed to be
getting along nicely. About two weeks before his death he contracted
influenza which later resulted in pneumonia. He was confined to
his bed but three days. The end came very suddenly and unexpectedly.
Through all his sufferings he was very patient and faced his trials
manfully. A short service was held at the home on Wednesday noon,
conducted by Bro. Amos Gingerich of Versailles, Mo., and Chris
Graber, after which the body was taken to the home of Julius Gingerich
near Kalona, Iowa. The funeral was held at the East Union Church
on Dec. 27, conducted by D. J. Fisher, J. L. Hershberger, and
Simon Gingerich. Interment in the cemetery nearby.
"Heaven now has one more treasure,
Earth can but the casket keep;
But his joy is beyond measure,
With a blessed peaceful sleep."
Snavely.-Annie Snavely, wife of Edward Snavely, of Swatara Hill, Pa., was so badly burned Saturday evening, Dec. 15, that she died several hours later in the Polyclinic Hospital, Harrisburg. Mrs. Snavely had prepared the supper and wanted to cook something extra and thinking the fire was too slow, got a small quantity of gasoline in a tin can, and poured it in the stove, which immediately exploded. Mrs. Snavely threw the blazing can through a kitchen window and it fell close to a frame outkitchen. She noticed that the building was endangered and went out into the yard and attempted to kick the can to a safe distance, and the flames ignited her clothing. She ran a short distance through the yard, into the kitchen, and through the living rooms of the Snavely home into the apartments of her aged mother and sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Mumma and Miss Mary Mumma. The two women immediately wrapped her in rugs, and carried her from the house into the side yard to prevent the home from catching fire. The mother and sister summoned Dr. J. F. Blecher, who rendered first aid and advised her removal to the Polyclinic Hospital. The ambulance was sent for and she was hurried there. At the hospital it was found that she was horribly burned and had probably inhaled fumes from the gasoline. She remained conscious until her death early Sunday morning. She is survived by her husband, E. M. Snavely; four sons, Russell, Lester, Edward Jr., and Earl, all at home; her mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Mumma, and one sister, Miss Mary Mumma, at the Snavely home, and one brother, Martin L. Mumma, of Harrisburg. She was a member of the Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 18, at the house and at Shope's Church, near Highspire, with David Miller and Noah Risser in charge. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Layman.-Sister Susan Weaver Layman was born Nov. 1, 1861; died Dec. 8, 1923; aged 62 y. 1 m. 7 d. She was a member of the Mennonite Church for many years and enjoyed the devotion and singing of songs of her ministers very much. We believe she was wholly resigned to her Redeemer's will. She was buried Dec. 10, 1923. One brother survives her. Services were conducted by Bros. Geo. S. Keener and C. R. Strite. Text, Rev. 14:12, 13.
Hartman.-On Jan. 21, 1921, Ralph Le Roy Hartman came to brighten the home of his parents, Bro. and Sister Daniel Hartman. Ralph was a bright, hardy child, yet after a few days' illness of diphtheritic croup, he passed away on Dec. 12, 1923. He leaves to mourn his early departure, his parents, a younger brother, grandparents and an aged great-grandfather, and many other relatives. He was laid to rest the following day in the Weaver cemetery. Owing to quarantine no public services were held until Dec. 30, when memorial services were held at Weaver's Church, conducted by S. H. Rhodes and J. L. Stauffer. May God comfort the bereaved parents.
Bowers.-Fannie Bowers, wife of Cyrus Bowers, was born
Nov. 20, 1861; died Dec. 27, 1923; aged 62 y. 1 m. 7 d. She leaves
a lonely husband, one son, one daughter, and one grandson. She
was sick one week with pneumonia and had a desire to leave this
world and meet her loved ones gone before. She was a faithful
member of the Mennonite Church and always present when health
permitted her to go. Funeral services Sunday afternoon, Dec. 30,
at Landisville Church, by Henry Longenecker and Hiram Kauffman.
"Heaven now has one more treasure,
Earth can but the casket keep;
But her joy is beyond measure,
With a blessed peaceful sleep."
Detweiler.-Eliza Yoder Detweiler, widow of the late
John A. Detweiler, was born in Bucks Co., Pa., May 11, 1849; died
at the home of her son, Elmer Y. Detweiler, Dec. 15, 1923; aged
74 y. 7 m. 4 d. Although she suffered much she bore it all patiently.
She was a kind and loving mother and is sadly missed in the family.
She is survived by her two sons (Irwin Y. Detweiler and Elmer
Y. Detweiler, both of Telford, Pa.), six grandchildren, and one
great-grandchild; also one sister (Mrs. Maurice Dickut of Quakertown,
Pa.), and an adopted son and daughter. She was a faithful member
of the Rockhill Mennonite Church. Funeral services were conducted
at the Rockhill Mennonite Meetinghouse, Dec. 19, 1923, by Bros.
Mahlon Souder, Alfred Detweiler, and Jacob Clemens. Text, Isaiah
3:10. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.
"Thou great Jehovah, full of love,
An angel bright didst send,
Who took our loving mother home,
To joys that never end."
By the children.
Kauffman.-Nettie Roher Kauffman was born in Guilford
Twp., Medina Co., Ohio, Feb. 7, 1875; died Dec. 29, 1923; aged
48 y. 10 m. 22 d. On Mar. 2, 1893, she was united in marriage
to Joseph Kauffman of Milton Twp., Wayne Co., Ohio. To this union
6 children were born: Emma M., William D., Harry, Howard, Leonard,
and Mildred. Two sons preceded her to the spirit world. There
remain to mourn her departure her husband, two daughters, two
sons, two brothers and a large circle of near relatives and friends.
May our loss be her eternal gain. In 1893 she united with the
Amish Mennonite Church and remained an active and faithful sister
to the time of her death. Services were held at the Pleasant Hill
Church near Sterling, Ohio, by Bishop J. S. Gerig. Text, Psalm
Weep not that her toils are over,
Weep not that her race is run;
God grant that we may rest as calmly,
When our work, like hers, is done.
Miller.-Fanny (Hochstetler) Miller was born in Elkhart Co., Ind., Oct. 25, 1849; died in Reno Co., Kans., Dec. 29, 1923; aged 74 y. 2 m. 4 d. She was united in matrimony on Nov. 29, 1866, to John C. Miller in Elkhart Co., Ind. Early in their married life they emigrated west, locating near Kalona, Iowa, thence later to near Haven, Reno Co., Kans. To them were born 19 children, 14 sons and 5 daughters. Jonas, the oldest, died at the age of 16 years, 2 died in infancy, and Katie, wife of Levi Knepp, died Mar. 15, 1920. Those remaining to mourn the loss of a wife and mother are the aged husband and these children: Daniel, Abner, Harvey, Abraham, John, Barbara, Mattie, wife of Clemans Miller, Mary Ann of Haven, Kans., Christian, and Samuel of Darlow, Kans., Enos, Benjamin, Lizzie, wife of Steve Yoder of Kalona, Ia., Henry of Wayland, Ia., and David of LaGrange, Ind. There are also 79 living grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. She united with the Amish Mennonite Church in her maiden age in which faith she died. Funeral and burial were conducted on Dec. 31 by Leander Keim and Moses Troyer. Texts, John 11; II Cor. 5. The children were all present except David.
Zook.-Mary Hartzler Zook was born Jan. 17, 1845, in Fairfield Co., Ohio; died at her home in West Liberty, Ohio, Dec. 21, 1923; aged 78 y. 11 m. 4 d. In 1853 she with her parents and brothers moved from Fairfield, Ohio, to Noble Co., Indiana, where she grew to womanhood, and united with the Amish Mennonite Church, to which faith she remained true until death. On Feb. 11, 1869, she was married to Gideon Zook. In 1876 they with their two children, Nannie and David, moved to Logan Co., Ohio. For many years she had been afflicted and scarcely able to attend to her household duties. For nearly four months she had been confined to her bed, during which time she suffered several paralytic strokes, leaving her almost helpless. She often expressed her desire of leaving this world, and in one of her last days God must have given her a glimpse of the glory world, for she said she saw her mother, her daughter, and her brother Jacob. She always enjoyed singing, and would join in singing as long as she could utter a sound, and the last few days when very restless, singing would quiet her, when nothing else would. She leaves the husband, one son, one sister, four brothers, and many friends. Funeral services were held at the South Union Church on Dec. 24, in charge of A. I. Yoder, assisted by E. B. Stoltzfus and J. B. Smith. Interment was made in South Union Cemetery.
Hershey.-Jacob M. Hershey passed out of this life to his home beyond, Dec. 26, 1923; aged 68 y. 9 m. 15 d. Bro. Hershey was born at Leamanplace, Pa., March 11, 1855. In 1880 he was married to Mary Eby, to which union were born eight children. One son, Park, preceded him in death. Those surviving of his immediate family are his wife, Mary Hershey, and seven children, namely: Elmer and Isaac, living in Mississippi, Mrs. J. W. Shank of Trenque Lauquen, Argentina, S. A., Mrs. Alvin Evers of Holbrook, Colo., Dr. Chas. O. Hershey of Chicago, Ill., and Martha and John at home. Bro. Hershey united with the Mennonite Church in 1893, to which he was faithful till death. On account of failing health he with his family moved westward, settling at La Junta, Colo., in 1906. He was superintendent of the Mennonite Sanitarium at La Junta for seven years. Bro. Hershey expressed his readiness to depart and that all was well with his soul-a blessed condition. When our loved ones leave us with a hope like this, we need not mourn-only live so that we, too, can express that blest state of reconciliation and sometime meet them "over there." Funeral services were held at the La Junta Mennonite Church, conducted by Bro. Allen H. Erb who very fittingly used that text of promise, John 14:3, and beautifully portrayed that blessed "place" prepared for all those who are faithful to the end. Interment in the La Junta cemetery.
Grove.-J. F. Grove was born in Franklin Co., Pa., Mar.
26, 1852; died Dec. 23, 1923; aged 71 y. 8 m. 27 d. In the year
1873 he was united in marriage to Hattie E. Shively. To this union
were born six children: Minnie, Charley, Ida, Elsie, Harvey, and
Louie. In the spring of 1876 they moved to Livingston Co., Ill.,
where they resided till 1895 when they came to Jackson, Minn.,
where they resided ever since with the exception of about six
years which they spent at Mishawaka, Ind. He was preceded in death
by his wife and one daughter (Minnie). He leaves five children,
two sisters (Mrs. Ida Cocklin of Pennsylvania, Mrs. Cora Free
of Mishawaka, Ind.), two brothers (M. L., of Chicago, Dr. W. A.,
of Tipton, Ia.), besides other relatives and many sympathetic
friends and neighbors. During his last months he had a great concern
for spiritual things of which he often spoke to the writer and
others. He lately had made a wonderful, noticeable change. Among
other expressions the following are a few he made: "Thank
God I can see beyond the grave." He formerly had told his
wife he could not. "My Jesus I love thee." "Jesus
is dearer than any earthly thing." "I long to go."
He often requested Bible reading and prayer and often spoke of
regretting having done so little for God. "Tell young folks
to live for God. There is nothing like a clear conscience."
The last song I heard him call for after a prayer service was,
"Don't forget Jesus." The last request he made was "Pray,"
after which he soon quietly passed away. Services were held at
the house and at the M. E. Church conducted by the writer assisted
by Mr. King, pastor of the M. E. Church. Texts, Eccl. 8:8; Heb.
9:27, emphasis being placed on the fact that man has the power
of choice regarding his eternal destiny, and the wonderful provision
God has made for our salvation. The body was laid to rest in Riverside
C. J. Garber
Miller.-Vera Velma, daughter of Bro. and Sister Levi
Miller of near Middlebury, Ind., was born Dec. 19 and died Dec.
27, 1923; aged 8 days. Father, mother, one brother, and three
sisters are left to follow on to the glory of the blessed. Short
services at the home by D. J. Johns.
The great Jehovah full of love
An angel bright did send,
To take our darling baby home
To joys that never end.
Miller.-Leah Miller Roth was born Jan. 10, 1852, in Canada; died Dec. 1, 1923, near Shipshewana, Ind.; aged 71 y. 10 m. 20 d. She was united in marriage to John B. C. Miller in 1875. To this union were born 8 children, of whom 3 preceded her in death and 5 remain with the husband to mourn the loss of a dear mother (Benjamin, David K., James, May, and Mahlon). Sister Miller became affiliated with the Forks Mennonite Church in early life and remained faithful to the end. Funeral Dec. 4, from the Forks Church in charge of Jacob P. and D. D. Miller from II Corinthians 5:10.
Byler.-Penina R. Byler, oldest daughter of Bish. A.
D. and Fanny Zook, was born near Allensville, Mifflin Co., Pa.,
Oct. 31, 1864; died Dec. 21, 1923; aged 59 y. 1 m. 20 d. She was
united in marriage to John S. Byler, to which union were born
4 sons and one daughter. Her husband died about eight years ago.
Her daughter Ella, who was married to Frank Peachey, and two sons
also preceded her in death. As a member of the A. M. Church, with
which she united in early life, she lived a blameless and consistent
life. Her unselfish works and labors of love in the home and community
as well as for the homeless ones, won for her many warm friends.
We are too frail to understand God's all-wise ways, especially
when He in His love takes such from our midst whom we think are
needed the most. "His ways are past finding out." Penina
was sick about two weeks with pneumonia and a leaky heart. The
day previous to her death she was asked by her loved ones whether
they could administer any more to her comfort; she only replied
that she had to bear all herself but was not afraid to die. "Blessed
are they that die in the Lord, for they shall rest from their
labors, and their works do follow them." She is survived
by her only sister, Ella, married to D. D. Zook of Newton, Kansas,
two sons, Elmer and Rudy of this place, five grandchildren, and
many warm friends who can cherish the thought without the least
doubt that "it is well with her soul." Funeral was held
at Allensville A. M. Church, conducted by S. T. and J. D. Yoder
and Eli Kanagy. Her body was laid to rest in cemetery nearby.
Heiser.-Anna Phoebe Heiser was born Oct. 16, 1908; died Jan. 10, 1924, at her home in Fisher, Ill.; aged 15 y. 2 m. 24 d. She was the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Heiser. She was a member of the sophomore class in the Fisher High School. About a year ago she confessed her Christ and united with the Mennonite Church, and remained faithful to the end. She leaves her father, mother, 2 brothers, 3 sisters, an aged grandfather, and a host of other relatives and friends to mourn her untimely death. Funeral services were held Jan. 12, at the East Bend Church, by J. A. Heiser. Text, I Cor. 15:55-57.
Mack--Elizabeth (Halteman) Mack, widow of the late Bishop Andrew Mack, died Jan. 2, 1924, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Isaiah Rickert, near Doylestown, Pa. Heart failure was the cause of her death. Funeral services were held at the Doylestown Mennonite Church on Sunday afternoon and at Bally, Berks County, on Monday morning with interment in the adjoining cemetery. Age, 81 y. 9 m. 8 d. Two daughters and one son preceded her into rest--Susanna, Elizabeth and Eli. Two sons and one daughter survive, Noah H., Jesse H., and Mrs. Isaiah Rickert of Doylestown, Bucks Co., Pa.
Coble.-Alice H. Coble, widow of the late Christian Coble, was born Oct. 7, 1869; died at the General Hospital, Lancaster, Pa., from a complication of diseases, Nov. 30, 1923; aged 54 y. 1 m. 23 d. She is survived by 3 sons, 6 grandchildren, 2 sisters, and 1 brother. One daughter preceded her to the spirit world in infancy. She united with the Risser Mennonite congregation May 30, 1903, and remained faithful till her death. Funeral Dec. 2, from her late home, Bellaire, Pa., and at Risser's Meeting House, conducted by Bros. Noah Risser and Samuel L. Oberholtzer. Text, Isaiah 55:5. Interment in the adjoining cemetery. Peace to her ashes.
Horst.-Peter Horst was born in Lebanon Co., Pa., July
5, 1845; died at his home in Quentin, Jan. 4, 1924; aged 78 y.
5 m. 29 d. On Dec. 14, 1878, he was married to Amanda Gingrich,
who preceded him in death 24 years. To this union were born 7
children, of whom 1 son and 3 daughters survive, also 12 grandchildren.
He was a member of the Mennonite Church for many years. Funeral
Jan. 8, services at Gingrich's Church, conducted by Bros. Martin
N. Risser and Noah W. Risser. Text, II Timothy 4:6-8. Burial in
"All is dark within our dwelling,
Lonely are our hearts today;
For the one we loved so dearly
Has forever passed away."
Martin.-Warren David, son of Joseph P. and Mamie (Reiff)
Martin of Maugansville, Md., died of bronchial pneumonia on Dec.
31, 1923; aged 1 y. 4 m. 3 d. He is survived by his parents and
two brothers, Mervin and Glenn. Funeral services were conducted
at Reiff's Mennonite Church on Jan. 2, 1924, by C. R. Strite and
John Risser. Text, Job 1:21: "The Lord gave, and the Lord
hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord." Interment
in cemetery adjoining.
Go, little pilgrim, to thy home,
On yonder blissful shore;
We miss thee here, but soon shall come
Where thou hast gone before.
By his parents.
Egli.-Allen R. Egli, son of Ben and Della Egli, was born in Champaign Co., Ill., April 9, 1901; died Jan. 4, 1924; aged 22 y. 8 m. 25 d. He lived with his parents near Pomeroy, Iowa, and was in his usual health when he retired on Friday night. Being subject to epilepsy it is thought that he was overtaken with one of these attacks, which caused his death. He is survived by his parents and the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Carl Bohn, Mrs. John Weideman, Mrs. Aaron Bachman, Mrs. Perry Miller, all of this neighborhood; Joe and John of Near Pomeroy; Reuben of Shelby Co., Ill.; Bennie and Wilbur at home. Allen united with the church Nov. 7, 1915, and remained faithful until he was called home. Funeral services were held at the Manson Mennonite Church on Jan. 9, conducted by J. W. Hess. Text, Psalm 48:14, 49:15. Interment in Rose Hill cemetery.
Brenneman.-Beulah Elizabeth, daughter of Samuel A. and Elizabeth Brenneman, was born in Allen Co., Ohio, Oct. 19, 1921; died Jan. 6, 1924; aged 2 y. 2 m. 18 d. She was sick about three weeks, first with a congestion in her head, later developing into meningitis, from which she did not recover, altho all was done that human hands could do. An all-wise Providence saw fit to remove her to a better world. She was a very bright child, always friendly and smiling. She was the joy and attraction of the family, especially that of her grandfather. She leaves to mourn her loss a little brother, 3 years old, father and mother, an aged grandfather and grandmother, and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Jan. 9, at the home by J. M. Shenk and at the Salem Church by Andrew Brenneman and Geo. Ross. Text, Luke 19:15, 16. Burial in Salem cemetery.
Hartman.-Ralph Leroy, son of Dan and Lena Hartman, was
born Jan. 21, 1921, near Dale Enterprise, Va. On the evening of
Dec. 12, 1923, just as the sun was setting in the west the spirit
of little Ralph calmly passed away. Although Ralph was very young,
he was exceptionally bright, a little model of obedience. To know
him was to love him. Just the day before he left us he took his
little book and tried to sing as he so often would do. But diphtheria
already had taken a firm hold and he said, "Oh, I can't sing
any more." As there was a quarantine there was only a short
service held at the cemetery by J. L. Stouffer in the presence
of a few sympathizing friends. On Dec. 30 a memorial service was
held at Weaver's Church, conducted by S. H. Rhodes and J. L. Stouffer.
Text, Mark 10:14.
"Some time, some bright and glorious day,
We hope to go with him to stay;
Though on earth we see him no more,
We'll meet somewhere on the eternal shore."
By J. D. H.
Roth.-Alma Irene Roth was born Nov. 6, 1904; died at the home of her parents, Bro. and Sister P. J. Roth, near Wayland, Iowa, on Jan. 4, 1924; aged 19 y. 1 m. 29 d. She accepted Christ as her Savior on Nov. 17, 1918, and united with the Mennonite Church near Wayland, where she remained a loyal and faithful member until death. She leaves her sorrowing parents, 5 brothers, 1 sister, a grandmother, grandfather and many relatives and friends to mourn her departure. Her last sickness was of short duration. Just one week before she died she attended church services. Her parents felt little alarmed until two days before her death when complications set in and she grew gradually worse until death relieved her. Her untimely death came as a shock to all who knew her-yet we bow submissively to Him who doeth all things well. We sorrow not as those who have no hope, especially because of her last glowing testimonies in song and prayer. We trust that she is sleeping in Jesus. Funeral services were held at the Sugar Creek Church near Wayland, Iowa, on Jan. 7, 1924, conducted by Bros. Daniel and Chris L. Graber. Interment in cemetery near the church.
Stutzman.-Abner Stutzman was born in Walnut Creek township, Holmes Co., Ohio, June 14, 1858; departed this life Jan. 9, 1924; aged 65 y. 6 m. 25 d. On Feb. 20, 1881, he was united in marriage to Lydia Hershberger. To this union were born 17 children, 3 of whom died in infancy. He is survived by his bereaved companion, 9 sons, and 5 daughters, all of whom are located in the immediate neighborhood with the exception of two sons residing near Lincoln, Nebr., who, when they received the word that their father was nearing death's door, hurried to his bedside at once. Thus all the children were with him when the end came. He leaves to mourn his departure, beside the immediate family, 38 grandchildren, 3 brothers, 2 sisters, and a host of neighbors and friends. He accepted Christ as his personal Savior and united with the Mennonite Church in his youthful days and remained faithful to his vows all his life. In the spring of 1881 he with his companion moved to Milford, Nebr., and after a lapse of 29 years returned to Aurora, Portage Co., Ohio. Funeral services at the home by D. B. Raber and at the church by the brethren E. M. Detweiler and E. B. Stoltzfus. Text, I Samuel 20:18: "Thou shalt be missed, because thy seat will be empty." Interment in the Plainview cemetery.
Brubaker.-John L. Brubaker was born in Snyder Co., Pa., Jan. 15, 1844; died of cerebral hemorrhage near Gravois Mills, Morgan Co., Mo., Jan. 6, 1924; aged 79 y. 11 m. 22 d. He was married to Sarah Margaret Horn, May 14, 1868. She preceded him in death a little over thirteen months. To them were born ten children, all of whom are still living, viz., Clara Brubaker, of Gravois Mills; Lizzie Lapp, of Glendora, Calif.; Laura Detwiler, of Birch Tree, Mo.; Samuel Brubaker, of Pretty Prairie, Kans.; Thos. Brubaker, of Wichita, Kans.; Hannah Bissey of Cherry Box, Mo.; Martha Lindel, of Wichita, Kans.; Mina Esch, of Dhamtari, India; Sadie Brubaker, of Gravois Mills; J. Protus Brubaker, of Gravois Mills. In the early seventies he moved from Iowa to Shelby Co., Mo., where he united with the Mennonite Church. In 1876 he was ordained to the ministry. In 1895 he moved to Shannon Co., Mo., where a church was organized near Birch Tree. In 1912 he moved to Hesston, Kans., to give his youngest son the advantages of the school at that place. In 1922 he came to Morgan Co., Mo., to spend the remainder of his days with his youngest son, Protus, who is serving the cause of Christ at that place. He was always interested in the work of the Master and especially in missionary efforts of the Church. Even in his last days, when his mind was no longer clear on many things, he still found pleasure in the fact that his daughter Mina was engaged in the Lord's work in India. He was known for faithfulness in all the responsibilities of life and toward the doctrines of the Word as interpreted and practiced by the Church. As such we believe that the joy of the Lord is his reward. He was a member of the first organized Conference of the Mennonite Church in Missouri. He leaves, besides his three sons and seven daughters, a sister, Mrs. Geo. Blankenbill, also thirty-five grandchildren. Of his children, Clara, Sadie, and Protus were with him in his last sickness. Laura and Thomas came to attend the funeral which was conducted at the home in the presence of sympathizing friends and at the Mt. Zion Church with friends and brethren of that locality. Services in charge of Brethren L. J. Miller and J. R. Shank. Text, Ecclesiastes 12:5, latter clause. The body was laid in the cemetery nearby.
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Miller.-Chester K. Miller, son of Enos R. and Anna R.
(Kreider) Miller, was born in Lancaster City, Dec. 18, 1923; died
Dec. 24, 1923; aged 6 d. He leaves his parents, 1 sister (Alta)
and 1 brother (Abram). Little Chester lived but a few days, and
then he passed away. He was buried the day after Christmas in
the Paradise Mennonite cemetery.
By his mother.
Springer.-Dorothy Emma, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Springer of Roanoke, Ill., fell asleep in Jesus Jan. 10, 1924; aged 5 m. 24 d. The little one suffered greatly the last few days of her life. Her departure has cast a deep shadow over the home. But we know that God doeth all things well. She is survived by her parents and one brother, Roy. Funeral services were held at the Roanoke Mennonite Church by Bros. Andrew Schrock and Joseph Kennel.
Eshleman.-Sister Katherine Eshleman, Smithburg, Md., was born Sept. 1, 1896; died Jan. 13, 1924; aged 27 y. 4 m. 12 d. She was ill for several years and went to the sanitarium at Sabillasville, Md., for relief. She bore her affliction patiently. Sister Eshleman was a member of Stauffer's Mennonite Church. She is survived by her step-mother, 2 sisters, Florence and Mrs. Penrose Benner, 3 half-brothers, Frank, Daniel, Martin. Service was conducted by Bros. D. T. Martin and J. D. Risser. Text, Romans 8:18.
Lehman.-Bro. Isaac K. Lehman was born in Sonnenberg, Switzerland, Oct. 15, 1842; died Jan. 5, 1924, of neuralgia of the heart, at the home of his son-in-law, Alfred Herviter, near Orrville, O.; aged 81 y. 2 m. 20 d. On Oct. 26, 1872, he was married to Catherine Newcomer. The next year they moved to Berne, Ind. In 1880 they moved to Wayne Co., O., where he lived till death. His wife preceded him several years ago. He leaves 2 sons, 6 daughters, and 33 grandchildren. He united with the Swiss Mennonite Church in which faith he died. Funeral was held Jan. 7 by the brethren J. Nussbaum, C. N. Amstutz, and I. W. Royer. Text, Eccl. 12, from which chapter the departed brother often spoke in his latter days.
Hollopeter.-Susan Brubaker Hollopeter was born July
14, 1833; died Dec. 31, 1923; aged 90 y. 5 m. 16 d. She is survived
by the following children: Mrs. Philip Dush, of Rockton; Mrs.
Jacob Shotzbarger, of Dubois; Mrs. Robert Harris, Elliott Hollopeter,
Joseph Hollopeter and Maggie Irwin, all of Rockton. She leaves
28 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great-grandchildren.
In her early years she was among the first to join the Mennonite
Church at Rockton and was always a devoted member. Her father,
John Brubaker, was the first Mennonite minister at Rockton and
built the first Mennonite Church at that place. She is the last
of her father's family and the last old pillar in the church.
"Your life-work is ended, dear mother,
You're with the loved ones gone before,
And may we all prepare to meet you
On that bright, celestial shore."
By a daughter, Maggie Irwin.
Frey.-Bro. Martin Frey of near Chambersburg, Pa., died Jan. 15, 1924, after a lingering illness; aged 58 y. 4 m. 14 d. He was a consistent member of the Mennonite Church and bore his suffering with patience and Christian fortitude. He leaves to mourn his departure a devoted wife, 4 sons, and 2 daughters; also 3 brothers. The funeral services were conducted at the Chambersburg Church Jan. 18, by the brethren, D. E. Kukns, William Jennings, and W. W. Hege. Text, Rev. 14:12, 13. Interment in the cemetery adjoining.
Transcriber's note: In the Frey obit, the name of one of the assisting ministers is given as "Kukns." Should this perhaps be "Kuhns"? I typed it as it appeared in the obit.
Rutt.-Jacob Nissley Rutt was born May 4, 1846; died
Jan. 12, 1924; aged 77 y. 8 m. 8 d. Bro. Rutt was a retired farmer
and a man of rare Christian fortitude and was highly esteemed.
He was a regular attendant at church and Sunday school, being
at the service the Sunday before his death. He is survived by
his wife, Catherine, and the following children: Jacob L., Los
Angeles, Cal.; John L., Norman L., West Donegal Twp.; Albert L.,
Annie, Ida, and Mary, at home. The funeral services were held
Jan. 15 at his late residence at Elizabethtown, Pa., by Bro. Samuel
Frey and at the Mennonite Church, Elizabethtown, Pa., by Bros.
Noah Risser and S. B. Landis. Texts, Psa. 40:1-2; Isa. 64:4; Psa.
65:4. "Those who knew him best loved him most."
S. B. L.
Rychener.-Joseph Rychener was born near Archbold, Fulton Co., O., May 2, 1847; died in Pettisville, O., Jan. 8, 1924; aged 76 y. 8 m. 6 d. He was united in matrimony to Elizabeth Stutzman April 9, 1874. To this union were born 2 sons and 2 daughters. One son and one grandson died in infancy, and his wife preceded him in death about 16 years. He leaves 1 son, 2 daughters, 8 grandchildren, 2 brothers, 3 sisters, and a large number of relatives and friends. In his younger years he accepted Christ as his Saviour and united with the Amish Mennonite Church, of which he was a faithful member until death. Funeral services were held Jan. 11, 1924, at the Central A. M. Church near Archbold, conducted by E. L. Frey and S. D. Grieser. Texts, Jas. 4:14; Heb. 13:14. Interment in Eckley cemetery.
Nafziger.-Barbara, daughter of Christian B. and Kathryn
Nafziger, was born near Minier, Ill., Sept. 4, 1895; died at the
same place Oct. 16, 1923; aged 28 y. 1 m. 12 d. She had been afflicted
with a lingering illness for six years, which she bore with patience.
She leaves father, mother, five brothers, two sisters, one aged
grandmother, and many other relatives and friends. One brother
preceded her in death. She united with the Mennonite Church in
her early life. Funeral services were held at the Hopedale Church,
Oct. 18, conducted by Simon Litwiller, and Samuel Garber. She
chose her own funeral text-Rev. 21:4-and also one song, "Safe
in the arms of Jesus."
"All is over, hands are folded,
O'er a quiet and peaceful breast;
All is over, pain is ended,
Now dear Barbara is at rest."
Albrecht.-Julius C., the son of Henry and May Albrecht, was born April 12, 1895; died Dec. 5, 1923; aged 28 y. 7 m. 23 d. He leaves his father, one brother, Silas S., three sisters, Mrs. Eda Kaufman, Miss Amelia Albrecht, both of Tiskilwa, Ill., and Mrs. Alma A. Smucker, of Dhamtari, India, the mother and two sisters having preceded him to the heavenly home. While Julius had not been in normal health for several years, he still was active in conducting his father's farm southwest of Tiskilwa. He was seized with severe pain and suffering on Nov. 23, from which time he was confined to his bed, where for two weeks he was under the physician's care while all that loving hands and medical skill could do was bestowed upon him. Until a very short time before his departure his condition was not considered serious and the announcement of his death came as a shock to all who knew him. At the age of 15 years he accepted Christ as his Savior and united with the Willow Springs Mennonite Church, of which he remained a faithful member until his death. He bore his suffering in the spirit of submission and resignation to Him who doeth all things well. Funeral services were conducted by Ira Eigsti and C. A. Hartzler from Romans 14:8 at the Willow Springs Church.
Ioder.-Lena, daughter of Valentine and Elizabeth Springer Burkey, was born near Tremont, Ill., May 15, 1855; departed this life at her home in Tiskilwa, Ill., Oct. 24, 1923; aged 68 y. 5 m. 9 d. She remained at home in Tazewell Co. until her marriage to Daniel Ioder, Mar. 25, 1877. Mr. and Mrs. Ioder at once moved to Burean County and settled on the Joseph Ioder homestead five miles southwest of Tiskilwa where they made their home. Here their six children were born all of whom are living: Joseph W., on the home place; Edwin D. and Benjamin A., of Princeton; John A., now in Canada; Levi D., near Buda; and Anna L., at home with her parents. The mother is the first of the family to enter the home beyond. In 1914 Mr. and Mrs. Ioder moved to Tiskilwa, where they have since made their home. Sister Ioder united with the Mennonite Church in Tazewell Co., at the age of 18. After her marriage she transferred her membership to Willow Springs Mennonite Church, of which she remained a faithful member until death. For some time she had been in failing health, although she was active and apparently in her usual health the day she was stricken with paralysis, after which she lingered only about 40 hours. Among those remaining, besides her husband and children, there are 12 grandchildren, 5 sisters and 4 brothers. Funeral services were conducted at the Willow Springs Church by C. A. Hartzler, using as a text her own selection for the occasion, II Tim. 4:6-8.