Gospel Herald - Volume XXI, Number 14 - July 5, 1928, pages 287, 288
Hilty. - Franklin Lowell, infant son of Noah and Elizabeth
Hilty, was born May 27, 1928, near Marshallville, Ohio. He leaves
father, mother, grandparents, and other relatives. Short services
were held at the house and grave. Burial in Crown Hill Cemetery.
"Sleep on in thy beauty,
Thou sweet angel child,
By sorrow unblighted,
By sin undefiled."
Hogstetter. - Sister Lucy Hogstettler died at the home of her daughter in Stuanton, Va., May 22, 1928; aged about 72 years. She united with the Church at Valley View several years ago and seemed happy to know she had found a church home. No doubt her trials and afflictions were many, but we hope she is happy in the home above. She leaves her husband, 4 sons, 1 daughter, 2 brothers and 4 sisters. Funeral services at Springdale Church conducted by J. R. Driver.
Buckwalter. - Magdalena, widow of the late Amos Buckwalter was born in Paradise Twp., Pa., March 16, 1849; died April 9, 1928; aged 79 y. 23 d. Her husband preceded her in death 18 years. Her sudden death was a shock to all. She leaves 2 sons, 6 daughters, 37 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, 1 brother, and many relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted at the home of her daughter April 12 by Bro. C. M. Brackbill and at Hersheys Church by Bro. Ira Hershey. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
Coy. - Martin Coy of East Lewistown, Ohio, was born July 16, 1849; died March 30, 1928 at the home of his niece, Mrs. Daniel Longenecker, of the infirmities of old age; aged 78 y. 8 m. 14 d. He lived at East Lewistown all his life. Several weeks before he died he made his confession and was received into the Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the Midway Mennonite Church April 2 with Bros. A. J. Steiner and David Lehman officiating. Text, Job 5:28.
Yantzie. - Wilma Mae, daughter of Menno and Anna Yantzie,
was born May 28, 1928; died June 18, 1928; aged 21 d. She leaves
father, mother, 2 sisters, 3 brothers, and grandparents. One sister
preceded her in death. Funeral services were held at the West
Fairview Church, June 20, in charge of Bros. J. E. Zimmerman,
Wm. R. Eicher, and J. H. Whitaker. Interment in West Fairview
"Thee we bear a lily blossom
To a sunnier clime above,
There to lay thee in a bosom
Warm with more than mother's love."
Christophel. - Aaron, son of Mary and Peter Christophel, departed this life at the home of his two remaining sisters near Washingtonville, Ohio, May 25, of Bright's disease. His illness was brief, having attended services at Midway just two weeks prior to the day of his burial. He united with the Mennonite Church on Mar. 12, 1911, and remained faithful until death. He leaves 2 sisters and 1 brother. One sister and his parents preceded him in death. Funeral services were held at Midway Mennonite church on Sunday afternoon, May 27, in charge of Bros. A. J. Steiner and E. M. Detwiler. Text, Psa. 138:7. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
Christophel. - Aaron, son of Peter and Maria Christophel,
was born Feb. 12, 1857, in Columbiana Co., Ohio; died at his home
near Washingtonville, O., of Bright's disease and complications,
May 18, 1928; aged 71 y. 3 m. 6 d. He was for a number of years
a faithful member of the Mennonite Church at Midway, O. He is
survived by two sisters and one brother - Lydia Christophel, Mary
Basinger (with whom he made his home) and Noah Christophel. Funeral
services were held at the home conducted by Bro. Albert Steiner
and at the Midway Church assisted also by Bro. E. M. Detwiler.
Interment in the adjoining graveyard.
By a Brother.
Transcriber's note: There are two obituaries in this issue for Aaron Christophel.
Buckwalter. - Jay Irvin, son of Jason and Frances Buckwalter,
died June 9, 1928; age 2 y. 11 d. At the age of six weeks he took
whooping cough from which he never fully recovered. One brother
and one sister preceded him to the better world. He leaves his
parents, 1 sister, and 6 brothers. Funeral services were conducted
at the home June 12 by Bro. Jacob Mellinger and at the Hersheys
Church by Bro. Abraham Martin. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
Little Jay to heaven has gone
Leroy and Fern to meet,
But on that resurrection morn
We too shall walk the golden street.
Rhodes. - Sister Delila, wife of Henry L. Rhodes (deceased), was born in Allen Co., Ohio, Aug. 2, 1843; died May 13, 1928, at the home of her daughter near Waynesboro, Va.; aged 85 y. 9 m. 11 d. Old age and heart trouble was the cause of her death. She had been in failing health for some time, but was at church service whenever she was able. She was a life-long member of the Mennonite Church, and faithful unto death, was the mother of 9 children. Husband and 2 daughters preceded her to the grave. Seven children, 34 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren survive. The children were all present at the funeral but one, which was held at Springdale Church on the 15th, and her body laid by the side of her companion in the graveyard near by. Services conducted by J. R. Driver - Kluttz, and A. P. Heatwole. Text, "Behold thy mother."
Mason. - Emma D., beloved wife of J. C. Mason and a
daughter of the late Joseph and Rebecca Smith, was born near Mayland,
Va., April 29, 1883; died near Broadway, Va., June 11, 1928; aged
45 y. 1 m. 12 d. She is survived by her husband and 9 children
(Mrs. Glenn Mason, Ralph, Ray, Ada, Carl, Geneva, Sylvia, Blanche,
and Chester), 5 grandchildren, and 3 step-children (Mrs. Winnie
Ritchie, Sidney, and Joseph Mason), 3 brothers and 3 sisters (George,
Jacob, Joshua, Mrs. Catherine Keister, Mrs. Margaret Lam, and
Mrs. Bertie Dove). One little girl died in infancy. About 14 years
ago she united with the Mennonite congregation at Trissels Church,
near Broadway, and has lived up to her faith ever since. She was
laid to rest the evening of June 12 at the Cedar Run Church of
the Brethren. Funeral service was conducted by J. H. Turner and
A. J. Fritzwater.
"All is over, hands are folded
O,er a calm and peaceful breast;
All is over, pains are ended,
Now dear mother is at rest."
By the Family.
Stutzman. - Aaron, son of Wm. Stutzman, was born at
Milford Nebr., June 27, 1894; died June 22, 1928; aged 33 y. 11
m. 25 d. He was married to Lena Stutter Feb. 8, 1914. To this
union were born six sons (Glen, Mertin, Ervin, Chester, Virgil,
and Calvin). He leaves wife, children, mother, one brother, three
sisters, six half-brothers, three half-sisters, and many relatives
and friends to mourn his early departure. He accepted Christ in
his youth and united with the church of which he was a faithful
member until called. Some years ago he received internal injuries
from a fall which developed into a cancer. During the last few
months of his life he suffered much pain, but he had much confidence
in prayer, which we believe brought much comfort and patience
in his sickness. He expressed a deep concern for the spiritual
welfare of his family, yet he was fully resigned to God. Funeral
services by Geo. S. Miller, Wm. R. Eicher, and A. D. Stutzman.
"A precious one from us has gone
A voice we loved is still
A place is vacant in the home
Which never can be filled."
Snyder. - Anna Brubaker Snyder was born in Lancaster
Co., Pa., 1882; died at the St. Joseph's Hospital, Lancaster,
Pa., June 4, 1903; aged 45 y. 8 m. 1 d. She was united in marriage
June 4, 1903 to Christian B. Snyder. Besides her faithful companion,
3 children survive (Grace E., Warren B., Earl B.), also her parents,
2 brothers (Christian B., and Isaac B.), and 1 sister (Mrs. Martin
G. Metzler). She was a member of the Landis Valley Mennonite Church
for some 20 years and remained faithful until the Savior called
her to the promised land. Death came after an illness of 4 days.
Her sudden death calls to remember her keen interest in the work
of the Church and Sunday school, as well as in the work of the
sewing circle where she was almost always present. Her one aim
in life was to live for the good of others. Funeral services were
held on June 6, 1928, at the East Petersburg Mennonite Church
in charge of Bro. Ira Landis assisted by Bro. Noah Landis. Text,
Mark 12:11. Burial in Landis Valley Cemetery.
"Rest on, dear mother, your labor is o,er,
Your willing hands will toil no more;
A faithful mother, true and kind
No friend on earth like you we find."
By a Daughter.
Transcriber's note: The original states that she died in 1903, it probably should be 1928.
Roth. - Pre. Nick Roth, son of Joseph and Katie Roth
was born in Canada, Jan. 13, 1848; died June 17, 1928; aged 80
y. 5 m. 4 d. He came with his parents to La Grange Co., Ind. On
Oct. 15, 1868, he was united in marriage to Polly Miller in Goshen,
Ind., who preceded him in death. To this union were born nine
children of whom two children and beloved wife passed to their
reward. Those left to mourn his departure are 3 daughters (Abbie,
Emma, and Polly) four sons (Edward, Frank, Mont, and James), 58
grandchildren and 45 great-grandchildren. In early life he became
a member of the Mennonite Church and moved from Indiana to Chappell,
Nebr. There he was ordained a minister in the Mennonite Church
and died in that faith. He was a kind and loving father, much
concerned about his family and others, pointing them to God and
the glorious place that God has prepared for those that love Him.
He was in his usual health until the last three weeks. His death
was caused from a blood tumor.
"All is over, hands are folded
O,er a calm and peaceful breast;
All is o,er, pains are ended,
Now dear father is at rest."
Funeral services were held at the Mennonite Church at Chappell, conducted by Bro. Henry Kuhns of Thurman, Colo. Text, Psalm 90:8-10.
Transcribed by: Carolyn Hunnicutt, Indiana
Yoder. - Sarah, daughter of the late Moses W. and Barbara Yoder, was born April 9, 1859; died June 24, 1928; aged 69 y. 2 m. 15 d. She is survived by one daughter, two sisters (Lizzie Zook and Polly Nicewonger), five brothers (Jonas, Moses, Tobias, Valentine M., and Samuel). One brother, (David) preceded her in death. Funeral services at the Kaufman Mennonite Church near Davidsville, Pa., June 28, by L. A. Blough and F. E. Whipkey. Interment in Kaufman Cemetery.
Yoder. - Joseph Yoder was born Dec. 18, 1841 in Munich, Germany and came to America at the age of 14 years; died at the home of his son John in Goodfield, Ill., June 18, 1928; aged 86 y. 6 m. He was united in marriage to Magdalene Schrock on Dec. 18, 1866. This union was blessed with 6 children of whom 4 are still living (Mrs. Charles Pepper, John, Joseph, and William). His wife, 1 son, and 1 daughter preceded him in death. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the Baptist Church in Goodfield, Ill., June 21, 1928, conducted by Bro. George Gundy. The remains were laid to rest beside his wife in Mt. Zion Cemetery near Deer Creek, Ill.
King. - Elmer Otto, son of Harry L. and Rosa King, was
born Feb. 1, 1913 in Mountrail Co., near Coulee, N. Dak.; died
at the Kenmare Deaconess Hospital of pneumonia, June 4, 1928;
aged 15 y. 4 m. 3 d. He leaves his parents, 5 brothers (Samuel,
Amos, Franklin, Loyd, Emery, and Mrs. Edna Yoder), also a large
number of relatives and friends. One brother preceded him in death
four years ago. He accepted Christ as his Savior at the age of
11 years, joined the Spring Valley Mennonite Church, near Kenmare,
N. Dak., and remained faithful until death. Services were conducted
by the brethren, J. L. Lehman and L. A. Kauffman. Text, Eccl.
9:10. Interment in cemetery near by.
"We miss you when the morning dawns,
We miss you when the night returns,
We miss you here, we miss you there,
Dear Elmer, we miss you everywhere."
Kurtz. - Kathryn A., wife of Bro. Franklin Kurtz, was
born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Nov. 12, 1876; died of complications
after an illness of 6 months, June 22, 1928, at her home at Gap.,
Pa., aged 47 y. 6 m. 8 d. She was a member of the United Evangelical
Church. Besides her husband, she is survived by three daughters
(Ruth, Cathryn, and Mrs. Lloyd Weaver) and also one grandson.
Her mother preceded her in death. "God is no respector of
persons" when He sees fit to call his loved ones home. We
should so live that when the summons come we may be ready for
the departure. Burial services were held at the home June 22 with
further services at Hershey Mennonite Church by Bro. Abram Martin.
Text, Matt.24:44. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.
"Dearest mother, how we miss you,
Now your place is vacant here;
But you will never be forgotten
By the ones who hold you dear."
Stutzman. - Elizabeth (Keim) Stutzman was born in Holmes
Co., Ohio, Oct. 27, 1842; died June 4, 1928, at the home of her
only son, Andrew Jacob Stutzman of Harper, Kans.; aged 85 y. 7
m. 8 d. She took the solemn vows of matrimony in Sept. 1867. To
this union were born 2 children (Mary Ann and Andrew Jacob). Mary
Ann preceded her in death July 20, 1888, and her companion passed
away Jan. 14, 1921. She leaves 2 brothers, 2 sisters, 1 son, 9
grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. She was converted into
the Amish Church when she was 20 years old and remained a faithful
member until death. Short services were conducted at the Stutzman
home June 5 by J. J. Zimmerman, after which the body was taken
to Dan Yoder's, 3 miles west of Conway Springs where the final
services were conducted by John Troyer and Crist Troyer of the
Amish Church. The body was laid to rest in the Amish Cemetery
By a son.
Jones. - Elsie Marie, daughter of Harry A. and Charlotte
M. Jones, died June 25, 1928; aged 2 m. 18 d. She is survived
by her sorrowing parents, 1 grandmother, 1 great-grandfather,
uncles, aunts, besides many friends. One brother preceded her
to the spirit world. After about 2 days illness she quietly fell
asleep, being safe in the arms of Jesus. Funeral services were
held June 26 at the home near Greenwood, Del., by Nevin Bender.
Laid to rest in Bridgeville Cemetery beside her little brother.
"While the loved ones come to meet us
Tho they may part from us too
And she's left us in our sorrows
And she bids us now adieu.
Stover. - Edwin F. Stover was born Dec. 6, 1869; died
May 2, 1928; aged 58 y. 4 m. 26 d. He was married Nov. 14, 1891,
to Ida Baum who preceded him in death 8 years ago. To this union
were born 5 children, 2 sons and 3 daughters. May 6, 1923 he was
again married to Vena Weaver Martin. The widow and all 5 children,
(Arthur B. Stover, Mrs. Erwin Moyer, Mrs. Franklin Alderfer, Mrs.
Ephraim Landis, and Willard B. Stover), 5 grandchildren and 2
step-children (Grace and Wayne Martin) survive him. Funeral services
were conducted May 8 in the Blooming Glen Mennonite Church by
Bros. A. O. Hiestand, Frank Swartz, Wilson Moyer, and Henry Lutz.
Text, Phil. 1:21-23. Interment in the Blooming Glen Cemetery.
"A precious one from us is gone,
A voice we loved is still,
A place is vacant in the home,
Which can never be filled."
Zehr. - Anna Maria Augsberger was born at Tremont, Ill.,
Feb. 23, 1863; died at her home in Deer Creek, Ill., May 21, 1928;
aged 65 y. 2 m. 28 d. Her husband, Christian Zehr, preceded her
in death six years ago. One daughter (Alta) her only child survives.
Besides her daughter she leaves 2 brothers, 3 sisters, and a host
of relatives and friends. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite
Church near Goodfield, Ill., and was greatly respected by all
who knew her. She was afflicted for over three years, being confined
to her home most of the time. She bore all her sickness patiently,
always looking on the bright side, trusting in her Savior. Funeral
services were conducted by J. A. Heiser, Jacob Zehr, and H. C.
Smith. Texts, John 14:1-3; Psa. 116:15. Interment in Hopedale
"A precious one from us is gone,
A voice we loved is still,
A place is vacant in the home
Which can never be filled."
By a friend.
Graber. - Katie, daughter of Pre. Daniel and Sister Fannie Graber, was born near Noble, Iowa, Aug. 4, 1893. She accepted Christ as her Savior when 13 years of age and upon confession of faith was received into the Sugar Creek Mennonite congregation where she remained a faithful member until death. It seemed it was not her lot to be very strong physically, but she always had a hopeful disposition. Some six weeks ago she contracted a form of influenza which caused much suffering in the acute stage, after which her recovery was hopeful. Later other complications set in, which resisted all that loving hands could do for her. She bore her sufferings in a Christian way and got much comfort through prayer and the reading of the Word. She fell asleep on the morning of June 21, 1928, at the age of 34 y. 10 m. 17 d. This was the first death in Bro. Graber's family. She leaves her sorrowing parents, two brothers (Chris L. and Joseph D.), six sisters (Mrs. Ellis Zook, Anna, Verna, Elizabeth, Esther, Lena). The funeral was held Saturday afternoon at the Sugar Creek Church conducted by Bro. Simon Gingerich, assisted by Bros. J. L. Hershberger and David D. Miller. Interment in the cemetery near by.
Springer. - Lena Birkey Springer was born near Morton, Ill., Mar. 7, 1859; died at the home of her nephew, Edwin Birkey, near Fisher, Ill., June 20, 1928; aged 69 y. 3 m. 17 d. In March 1893 she was united in marriage with John Springer. To this union 1 son was born. In the spring of 1894 she moved with her husband to a farm near Dewey, Ill. In May, 1895, her husband was called to the spirit world, leaving her with her infant son whom she brought up and with whom she made her home. At the age of 16 she confessed her Christ and united with the Mennonite Church to which she remained a faithful and consistent member until death. Her health failed for the past year and she was a helpless sufferer for the past 5 months. She bore her sufferings patiently and was glad to depart to be with her Christ. She leaves 1 son (Joseph), 3 grandchildren, 3 brothers (Christian, John and Valentine), and a host of relatives and friends. One brother and 1 sister preceded her in death. Funeral services were conducted at the home of her nephew by Bro. Samuel S. Zehr and at the East Bend Mennonite Church by Bro. J. A. Heiser. Interment in cemetery near by.
Rife. - Philip Karper Rife, of near Chambersburg, Pa.,
was born Feb. 28, 1857; died June 19, 1928; aged 71 y. 3 m. 21
d. Bro. Rife was twice married. His first marriage was to Amanda
H. Kauffman. To this marriage were born two sons (Harvey K. and
Fredrick K.). The second marriage was to Sister Adaline H. Kauffman.
He is survived by his wife and his two sons; also four brothers
(William, John, Walter, and Luther) two sisters (Elizabeth and
Rosey). Bro. Rife united with the Mennonite Church 42 years ago
and stood for the plain principles of the Church until death.
He had been afflicted over two years during which time the writer
visited him quite often and he never complained nor lamented his
condition but bore it with Christian patience. Burial on June
21, with services at Chambersburg M. H. in charge of the Brethren
John S. Burkholder and Joseph E. Lehman. Text, II Tim. 4:6-8,
(selected by the departed who had chosen his text and hymns and
pallbearers). Interment in the cemetery adjoining the meeting
J. S. B.
Snyder. - Anna Brubaker Snyder was born Oct. 3, 1881,
near Salunga, Pa. June 4, 1903, she was united in marriage with
Christian B. Snyder. She died June 4, 1928; aged 45 y. 8 m. 1
d. Besides her husband she leaves three children (Grace E., Warren
B., and Earl B.) also her parents (Bishop Isaac H. Brubaker) and
two brothers and 1 sister, with a large circle of relatives and
friends. Anna with her companion accepted Christ as her Savior
when about 23 years old, united with the Mennonite Church at Landis
Valley, and lived a devoted life to the end. She was active in
Sunday school and church work, taught the primary class at Landis
Valley for a number of years. She will be missed everywhere, especially
in the home, as she was always much interested in the welfare
of her children. Although it was very hard to part with our dear
sister, we know that the Lord doeth all things well, and we try
to be submissive and say "Thy will be done." Funeral
services conducted at the Petersburg Church by Bros. Noah Landis
and Ira Landis. Text, Mark 12:11. Burial in Landis Valley Cemetery.
"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."
Hershey. - Susan H., daughter of George K. and Susan
Kendig, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Feb. 26, 1893; died of
heart trouble June 8, 1928; aged 35 y. 3 m. 12 d. Her health had
been failing the last few years, sometimes suffering much pain
which she always bore patiently, saying if the Lord willed it
so, it would be good for her. Last winter she wished to be anointed
according to the Word of God given in James 5. The Lord was merciful
and she was restored to the extent that she could again take up
some of her duties in caring for herself and family and meet with
the people of god in His worship. The night before her death she
retired as well as usual, and in good spirits. Her husband arising
early in the morning, not seeing anything wrong, went about his
work. Sometime later her little son arose, and seeing something
wrong with his mother, called his father. They found the spirit
had fled. Apparently she passed away in her sleep. Sept. 12, 1917,
she was united in marriage to Walter H. Hershey, who with one
son (George) survive; also her parents 2 sisters (Martha wife
of Jacob H. Witmer, and Mary) brother (David Kendig), and her
husband's parents (Mr. and Mrs. Abram C. Hershberger). She united
with the Mennonite Church in her youth, and her seat was seldom
vacant if health permitted. A loving, devoted wife and mother,
dear daughter and sister, she is sadly missed. But she has gone
before, and we hope to meet her again. We rejoice in the assurance
that He giveth his loved one sleep. Funeral services on the 11th
were conducted at the house by Bro. Aaron Harnish and at the New
Danville Church by Bro. John H. Mosemann, (Text, Isa. 38:1) and
Jacob Thomas (Text, Amos 4:12). Her body was laid to rest in adjoining
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Good. - Mary, daughter of the late John and Fannie Good, departed this life at the home of her nephew, Andrew Shawbach of near Herrville, Pa., July 4, 1928; aged 84 y. 3 m. 5 d. She was a member of the Mennonite Church. She is survived by a twin sister (Mrs. Leah Ressel who resides at the same home), also several nephews and nieces. Funeral services were held at the Byerland church July 6 in charge of Bros. Aaron B. Harnish and Frank M. Herr. She was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery by the side of her parents.
Hunsicker. - Isaac M. Hunsicker, Blooming Glen, Pa.,
was born Jan. 7, 1848; died July 3, 1928; aged 80 y. 5 m. 26 d.
He was married to Mary Detwiler who preceded him in death about
12 years; A daughter about 2 years of age also preceded him. This
union was blessed with 3 children, one son and one daughter still
living (Leidy D. Hunsicker, with whom he resided, and Mrs. H.
R. Shaddinger). He was a patient sufferer of Bright's disease,
only about 2 weeks in bed, then quietly fell asleep, being conscious
to the end. He was a faithful member of the Blooming Glen Mennonite
Church, in which cemetery his remains were laid to rest. Bro.
A. O. Heistand officiating at the house and Bros. Frank Swart
and W. R. Moyer at the church. Text, Psa.90:10.
Rick. - Anna Mary Stortz Rick was born April 1, 1853, near Schiltach City, Baden, Germany; died at her home in Morrison, Ill., June 29, 1928; aged 75 y. 2 m. 28 d. In 1875 she came to America locating in Whiteside Co., Ill., where in the same year she was married to Christian Rick. To this union twelve children were born. Four passed away in infancy. She is survived by eight children, one brother, and two sisters in Germany, twenty-three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She united with the Mennonite Church near Morrison, some forty years ago to which she was a faithful member until death. Funeral services were conducted by A. C. Good, from her home on July 1 and at the Mennonite Church, when a large number of relatives and friends gathered to pay a last tribute of respect.
Myers. - Samuel G. Myers was born April 19, 1850; died June 28, 1928; aged 77 y. 2 m. 9 d. On Jan. 21, 1877, he was married to Mary Metzler who preceded him in death on Oct. 29, 1916. He is survived by four daughters (Mrs. Henry Detwiler, Mrs. Wm. Trotter, Rhoda Myers, and Mrs. Harvey Martin), 16 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren. Bro. Myers was in feeble health for several years, suffering from three strokes that he had received, the last one proving fatal in a few days. He was a member of the Mennonite Church, having taken his last communion a few weeks before he died. Funeral services were held first briefly at the home of his oldest daughter (Mrs. Henry Detwiler) June 30, and at the Midway Mennonite Church. Interment in adjoining cemetery. Services were in charge of the home ministers; A. J. Steiner, E. M. Detwiler, and Paul Yoder. Text, Rev. 22:5.
Miller. - Abbie M. Yoder was born at Perrysville, Pa.,
Mar. 12, 1849; died near Denbigh, Va., June 17, 1928; aged 79
y. 3 m. 5 d. On Dec. 24, 1876, she was married to Christian K.
Miller who preceded her in death in 1910. To this union were born
7 children, 5 of whom survive - Frank, Mrs. J. M. Shank, Anna,
Mrs. E. D. Hahn, and Ernest. She united with the Amish Mennonite
Church in her youth and was faithful thru a long and useful life.
She was a kind and helpful neighbor and was spoken of as a sister
who was always "fitting in" in almost every capacity
where help was needed. She is truly missed by her friends and
neighbors and in the church where her place was seldom vacant.
After a 5-day illness of valvular heart trouble and hypostatic
pneumonia she passed peacefully away at the home of her daughter,
Anna M. Miller. Funeral services at the Providence A. M. Church
near Oysterpoint, Va., June 20, conducted by Ben Hartzler and
Geo. R. Brunk.
Rudy. - Sarah Ellen, wife of M. H. Rudy, was born at
Stony Brook, Pa., Dec.29, 1869; died at her home in York, Pa.,
June 24, 1928; aged 58 y. 5 m. 25 d. Her death was due to
She suffered considerably at times. About 25 years ago she with
her husband united in church fellowship with the Stony Brook Mennonite
Church in which she was faithful till death. She is survived by
her husband, one son, three grandchildren, and two sisters (Mrs.
William H. Forry and Mrs. Latimer Hoke). The Sunday school and
church loses one of their faithful members. Funeral services were
conducted at the house by Bro. Harvey Lehman and at Stony Brook
Church by Bros. Joe Forry and Noah Mack. Text, Rev. 7:9. Interment
in the Stony Brook Cemetery.
"All is over, hands are folded
On a calm and peaceful breast;
All is over pains are ended
Now dear mother is at rest.
Rothe. - Elizabeth, daughter of John and Kunikunda Krammer, was born March 7, 1855, near Shanesville, Ohio; died June 6, 1928 at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Bro. and Sister Allen Shoup, near Orrville, Ohio; aged 73 y. 2 m. 29 d. She was united in marriage to Louis Rothe Aug. 31, 1890, to whom were born three children: Lenore (Mrs. Allen Shoup), Daniel, and Elam. All of these with ten grandchildren, remain to mourn her departure. She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, and three sisters. On April 4, 1874, she was received into the fellowship of the German Reformed Church at Trail, Ohio, in which fellowship she continued faithful unto the end. She was a woman of quite and patient disposition, never complaining under trail and affliction, but accepting her lot with a beautiful spirit of submission to a Heavenly Father's will. Funeral services were held at the home of brother and Sister Shoup. Burial in Mt. Eaton Cemetery. Ministers, J. H. Poetter, and I. W. Royer.
Zehr. - Mattie Wagler, wife of Pre. Christian S. Zehr,
was born May 18, 1864; died at their home near Wellesley, Ont.,
June 25 ,1928; aged 64 y. 1 m. 7 d. On Jan. 25, 1886, she was
united in marriage with Christian S. Zehr. To this union was born
1 son (Aaron W.). She leaves her bereaved husband, an aged mother,
1 son, 1 foster daughter (Mary - Mrs. Moses Erb), 2 grandchildren
(Mary and Harold Zehr) 3 sisters (Mary - Mrs. Jonathan Jantzi,
Barbara-Mrs. Christian B. Jantzi, Katie - Mrs. Joe K.
3 brothers (Aaron, Isaac, - Simeon, who preceded her to the great
beyond), besides many other relatives and friends. In her young
years she gave her heart to Jesus, united with the Amish Mennonite
church, and stood in her faith to the end. She will be greatly
missed in her home, neighborhood, and Church in which her voice
was always heard among the rest while singing. She was a loving
companion, a kind mother, and her kindness was not only shown
to her immediate family but her home was always open to strangers.
On Wednesday, May 30, 1928, she took a paralytic stroke from which
she never recovered. Funeral services were held June 27 at the
home by Bro. Christian Gascho and at the church by Brethren Chris.
Schultz, Daniel Steinman, and Daniel Lebold.
"One by one we soon shall gather
Not as we have gathered here
Bowed and broken - but the rather
In Eternal youth appear."
Zimmerman. - Christian C. Zimmerman was born in Adams
Co., Ind., March 4, 1852; died June 19, 1928, at his home in
Ill., aged 76 y. 3 m. 15 d. When a boy of 11, he with his parents
moved to Livingston Co., Ill, where he resided till June 2, 1916,
when he moved to Bloomington where he lived until his death. On
Dec. 3, 1874, he was united in marriage to Catharine Steckly.
To this union were born three daughters - Mrs. Mary Swartzendruber
(deceased), Mrs. Malinda Gerig, and Mrs. Martha Hubley. His wife
died May 17, 1882. On Nov. 11, 1882, he was united in marriage
to Maria Oesch. To this union were born 2 sons and 3 daughters
- Mrs. Leah Williams, Christian E., Anna, Mrs. Alvena Small, and
Albert E., who died at the age of 4 years. He leaves a sorrowing
wife, 6 children, 10 grandchildren (Sister Ida Baer, India, is
one of the grandchildren), 2 great-grandchildren, 3 brothers (Jonas,
David, and Jacob), 2 sisters (Mrs. Anna Oyer and Mrs. Mary Gerig).
Two brothers (John, and Henry) and 1 sister (Mrs. Sarah Wertz)
preceded him in death. He joined the Amish Mennonite church at
the age of 14. In this faith he lived until death. He spent much
time reading his Bible. His health had been failing for some time,
but for the last 6 weeks he was confined to his bed. He bore the
intense suffering with much patience, and often expressed his
desire to go to his heavenly home. Short services were held at
his home in Bloomington, and at the M. E. Church in Chenoa, June
21, conducted by F. A. McCatry, and D. W. Slagel. The body was
laid to rest in the Pike Township Cemetery.
"Call not back the dear departed,
Anchored safe, where storms are o,er;
On the border land we left him,
Soon to meet, and part no more."
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Burkhart. - Nevin Dee, son of Allen J. and Bertha Burkhart, Elizabethtown, Pa., died July 13, 1928; aged 1 d. His stay on earth was very short yet he had found a place in the hearts of his parents, his grandparents, his great-grandparents, his great-grandmother, his uncles and aunts that made it very hard to part with him even tho we know that Jesus said, "Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not." Short services were made in the cemetery at Elizabethtown.
Blough. - Abram Blough was born April 19, 1885; died July 1, 1928; aged 43 y. 2 m. 12 d. He is survived by his wife and two daughters (Helen Frances and Sara Marie). He is also survived by his father, (Jacob Blough), two sisters, and four brothers. One sister and his mother preceded him to the grave. Funeral services July 4, at Kaufman Mennonite Church with Wm. C. Hershberger and H. W. Gortner, in charge. He was buried in the Kaufman Cemetery. Blessed is the sleep of those who pass away in the Lord.
Burkholder. - Joseph, son of George and Mary Burkholder, was born in Tuscarawas Co., Ohio, May 24, 1847; died July 13, 1928; aged 81 y. 1 m. 19 d. He united in holy matrimony to Martha Auman March 15, 1877. To this union were born six sons and two daughters. One son and one daughter preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife, five sons, one daughter, and nineteen grandchildren; also other relatives and friends. He accepted Christ as his Savior and united with the Mennonite Church in his early manhood, with which church he was affiliated until death claimed him. Funeral services were held on Sunday afternoon July 15, 1928, at the home of his son, J. Oliver Burkholder, Dover, Ohio, where he died. Conducted by D. M. Friedt. Burial in Maple Grove Cemetery.
Roth. - Maggie, daughter of Christ and Magdalena Roth,
was born near Beaver Crossing, Nebr., May 31, 1886; died at her
home in Shickley, Nebr., July 5, 1928; aged 42 y. 1 m. 5 d. Her
father preceded her to the spirit world Sept. 8, 1927. She leaves
her mother, 11 brothers, 8 sisters, and many relatives and friends.
At the age of 17 years she united with the Mennonite Church and
remained a faithful member until death. Sister Maggie was stricken
with a paralytic stroke six months ago, from which she never recovered.
She was a very patient sufferer in all her afflictions. Burial
July 7 at the Salem Cemetery. Services conducted by Bro. Ben.
Schlegel and Bro. Fred Reeb. Text, 11 Cor. 4:17.
"Thou art gone to thy home in yonder sky,
But trust that some day we will understand and,
When together, with loved ones in heaven we,ll stand."
Schertz. - Christian H., son of John and Magdalena Engel Schertz, was born Nov. 22, 1844; died July 1, 1928; aged 83 y. 7 m. 9 d. He was united in marriage to Anna Gingerich of Metamora, Ill., on March 11, 1869. This union was blessed with 7 children: Alvina (wife of Joseph Imhoff of Metamora, Ill.), Lucinda, and Edward - Lena, Susie, Anna, and Willie all preceded him in death. He is also survived by his aged widow, 2 sisters, 1 brother, 2 adopted children (Evelyn Schertz and Mark Schertz), 7 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild. He will be greatly missed in his community. He united with the Mennonite Church early in youth and remained a loyal and steadfast member. He always took an active part in those things which were good for the community and was always found on the right side for the best interest of all. Funeral services were conducted at the home by Bros. H. R. Schertz and Peter Garber and at the Metamora Church by Bros. H. R. Schertz and A. A. Schrock.
Johnson. - Maris Johnson was born near Refton, Pa.,
Feb. 27, 1860; died at his home near Refton, 5:30 June 20, 1928;
aged 68 y. 2 m. 24 d. He had been ill for about 4 weeks with grippe
and suffered an attack of apoplexy. One hour preceding his departure
his three children were at his bedside. He knew them and talked
with them. He united with the Mennonite Church 30 years ago. He
attended Byerland Mennonite Church. He was married first to Alice
Hess. She and an infant son preceded him in death. He now leaves
to mourn his departure his second wife (who was Marie L. Kurtz,
maiden name Martin) also three children (Mrs. Elmer M. Ober, Aaron
H., and Jacob H.), three step-children (Mrs. Nathaniel Martin,
Mrs. Monroe Mohler, John Hess), three brothers and sisters (Mrs.
Elizabeth Heidelbaugh, Benjamin, and Cyrus). Services in the home
were conducted by Abram B. Thomas, and at the East Petersburg
Mennonite Church by Bro. Thomas and Bro. Frank Kreider. Interment
in adjoining cemetery.
"All is over, hands are folded
On a quiet peaceful breast
All is over, labors here are ended
Now dear father is at rest.
- A daughter.
Grube. - Annie Grube was born May 20, 1836; died June
12, 1928, at the Welsh Mt. Samaritan Home, Pa.; aged 92 y. 23
d. April 19 she had something like a stroke and shortly afterwards
fell and cracked some ribs. She was confined to her bed from then
until the Lord called her home, for which she was waiting patiently
and often expressed a desire to go home. She was of a quiet disposition
and all who knew her could not help but love her. She was very
patient, in which she showed us a very good Christian example.
She was an inmate in the Home since May 30, 1927. She was a daughter
of John Wanner and was married to Elias Grube who died May 13,
1877. To this union were born 3 sons and 1 daughter (Mrs. Clara
Martin, Elam, John, and Amos). She is also survived by 8 grandchildren
and 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held June 17
at White Horse church. Bros. Abram Martin and Ira Hershey conducted
the services. Text, Psa. 90:10. She was laid to rest in the adjoining
cemetery. Precious in the sight of the Lord, is the death of his
The Mission Family.
Buckwalter. - Lydia K., wife of Ephraim Buckwalter of
Lancaster, Pa., was born near Landis Valley, Pa., Feb. 4, 1851;
died at St. Joseph's Hospital, Lancaster, Pa., July 8, 1928; aged
77 y. 5 m. 4 d. She is survived by her husband, a son, a daughter,
10 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren, besides a circle
of friends and relatives. They were married Feb. 3, 1870. She
was a devoted wife, her husband (who was crippled by blood poisoning
47 years ago) needing her personal attention all these years.
She had been ailing with dropsy and heart disease for a number
of years, but was able to care for her husband and prepare her
meals until about 11 weeks before her death. She was a member
of the East Petersburg Mennonite Church for 47 years. She attended
S. S. and Church at East Chestnut St. (Lanc.) the Sundays that
she didn,t go to East Petersburg. Her desire was to attend communion
services at East Petersburg April 16. This desire was fulfilled,
it being the last time she was away. She read her Bible daily,
had a note book in which she wrote her favorite texts. She fell
asleep on a Sabbath morning about the same time she would have
been on her way to Sunday school if able. We, her family, feel
that she now is enjoying the sweet peace and rest, as her work
has been well done. Private funeral services were held from the
home of her daughter, Mrs. A. H. Siegrist, Lancaster, Pa., July
11. Bro. John Mosemann conducted the service. Public services
were held at the East Petersburg Mennonite Church with Bro. Frank
Kreider (Text, I Thes. 4:14) and Bro. John Gouchanauer (Text,
Mal. 3:17) officiating.
By her daughter.
Kauffman. - Martha (Mattie), wife of Joseph Kauffman (deceased) and daughter of Michael and Elizabeth Kauffman, was born near Clear Ridge, Pa., Dec. 5, 1847; died June 19, 1928, (aged 80 y. 6 m. 14 d.) at the home of her nephew Samuel K. Wisler, who invited her to their home several weeks previous to her demise. They kindly and tenderly cared for her during her last illness. She was of a family of nine children of whom one sister (Nancy Emeigh, aged 83) survives. She was not blessed with children of her own, but was foster mother to four foster children, all of whom are living, also thirty-one foster grandchildren and thirty-two foster great-grandchildren and a number of nephews and nieces and relatives. She was a devout member of the Mennonite Church for nearly sixty years, always present at the services of the church when possible, and enjoyed to be with God's people in worship and Christian fellowship. She suffered much physical pain during her late illness, bearing it with Christian fortitude, being fully resigned to the will of the Master, anxiously awaiting to go to her home to be with the Lord. Funeral was held June 22, conducted at the Pleasant Grove Church near Martinsburg, Pa., by Bros. J. M. Nissley, I. K. Metzler, and J. N. Durr. Interment in the Kauffman Cemetery by the side of her husband. Peace to her ashes.
Stoner. - Mary L. Stoner, daughter of the late David
and Anna Miller, was born near Bainbridge, Pa., Nov. 13, 1840;
died June 21, 1928; aged 87 y. 7 m. 8 d. She is survived by her
husband (Andrew K. Stoner). To this union were born 10 children
(Mrs. Lizzie Flowers, Fannie, Mary, Martha, Mrs. Emma Shoop, Albert,
Mrs. Leah Deluney, and Mrs. Dora Good). One daughter (Mrs. Annie
Eshelman) preceded her to the spirit world. One son (Andrew, Jr.,)
died in infancy. 22 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren survive.
The only sister (Mrs. Leah Erb) survives of the (David Miller)
family of 13 children. She was in ill health for a few years,
being bedfast for three weeks with neuritis and nervousness. Four
days before she died she fractured her hip. She was a member of
Good's Mennonite Church for almost sixty years and remained faithful
until the Savior called her to the promised land. Funeral services
were conducted June 24 at Good's Church by Bros. Simon Garber,
Noah Risser, John Ebersole, and John Landis. Text, II Tim. 4:6-8.
Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
"Rest on, dear mother, your labor is o,er,
Your willing hands will toil no more;
A faithful mother, true and kind,
No friend on earth like you we,ll find."
By the children.
Rittenhouse. - Ezra Rittenhouse was born in Lincoln Co., Ont., Feb. 5, 1849. In early life he moved with his parents to Haldimand Co., where he resided until of age, when he returned to Lincoln Co. Here he was employed for some years. In 1875 he was united in marriage to Salome, daughter of Jacob and Susan Kratz (deceased). They resided on the Bishop Tilman Moyer farm for nearly thirty years where now is located the village of Vineland. In 1925 they celebrated with their friends the happy occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of their wedded life. Seven weeks previous to his death, which occurred on July 12 Sister Rittenhouse passed away very unexpectedly. His death was due to a paralytic stroke to which he succumbed in the course of thirty-six hours. After his conversion during the first series of meetings held in this district, Bro. Rittenhouse was active in the work of the Sunday school and Church for many years. His was interested in and supported the mission and educational work of the Church. His presence and fellowship will be missed, but we believe that the two lives which were so soon and so recently removed from us are united in the eternal fellowship which is promised those whose faith and trust was in our blessed Redeemer, Jesus Christ. Funeral services were held July 14, conducted by Bro. C. F. Derstine. Texts, I Cor. 15:17; Acts 1:3. Burial in the Vineland Cemetery.
Sauder. - Barbara M, widow of Martin M. Sauder, died
at her home at Blue Ball, Pa., of complications after a lingering
illness of over a year; aged 70 y. 9 m. She was a member of the
Weaverland Mennonite Church. Her husband preceded her to the grave
thirty-four years ago when she was left with 6 small children,
the oldest being 12 years old. These children survive: Mrs. Lydia
Ann Sensenig, Pre. Noah N., Martin G., Michael, John N., and Barbara
(wife of Martin W. Martin). Twenty-nine grandchildren and 9
and these brothers and sisters also survive: Annie (wife of Menno
Zimmerman) Michael M. Nolt, Isaac M. Nolt, Lizzie M. Weaver, and
Emma (wife of Samuel Wenger). The funeral was held July 13 at
the house and at the Weaverland Mennonite Church, burial in the
adjoining cemetery. Bros. Benjamin Weaver, I. B. Good, and John
Weaver, conducted the services. Text, II Tim. 46-8, selected by
the deceased. She could look over her family and rejoice and praise
her heavenly Father that her children and all her grandchildren
(13) that have come to the parting of the ways have accepted the
Lord and the Church of her choice. Praise the Lord.
"Well, she is gone, and now in heaven
She sings His praise, who died for her,
And in her hand a harp is given,
And she's a heavenly worshipper."
Transcriber's note: 29 grandchildren are mentioned in one place and 13 in another.
Miller. - Stella Melinda, infant daughter of L. C. and
Susie Mae Miller, was born near Limon, Colo., died after a few
days sickness of whooping cough on June 13, 1928; aged 2 m. 15
d. She leaves her parents, five brothers, two sisters, grandparents,
and many other relatives. Services were conducted at the Limon
Mennonite Church by Jacob A. Heatwole assisted by Paul J. Hooley.
"A precious one from us has gone,
We miss her little form;
To the arms of Jesus she has gone,
We,ll meet her in the morn.
Lefever. - Mildred Irene, daughter of Maurice and Alma
(Oatman) Lefever, Ronks, Pa., died June 22, 1928; aged 4 y. 9
m. 26 d. Death was due to four-day pneumonia, she had been afflicted
since Aug. 1927 with infantile paralysis. She was a wonderful
example to all that came in contact with her, never a word of
complaint, and everything all right. She spent six of the winter
months at the hospital. We miss her, but could not ask her to
leave her beautiful home, where no more suffering can come to
her. She leaves father, mother, two brothers, grandparents, and
grand-parents. Funeral services were held June 25 at Bowery Church,
- Weicksel, officiating. Text, Mark 10:14. Interment in adjoining
"God needed one more angel child,
Around his shining throne,
So He stooped with loving care,
And took our darling Mildred home."
By an Aunt.
Hershberger. - Levi P. Hershberger was born Aug. 29, 1841, in Holmes Co., Ohio; died June 29, 1928, at his home near Hubbard, Oreg.; aged 86 y. 10 m. He was married to Mary Erb, Feb. 1862, who died July 7, 1908. To this union were born 7 sons and 3 daughters of whom 4 sons and 2 daughters remain (Sarah L. Miller, Noah L., Dan W., Lee L., Mary A. Murdock, John A., Benjamin, Fanny, Peter L.), and an infant son preceded him in death. There were 33 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren of which number 5 grandchildren preceded him in death. He was united in marriage the second time to Anna Plank on April 27, 1913, who died Aug. 30, 1914. He was again united the third time to Katherine Holderman Nov. 5, 1917, who died July 16, 1922. He was the oldest in a family of 12 children of whom only 3 brothers survive. He with his family came to Oregon in October, 1892, from Burlington, Ind. He always led a very active life, until about 4 years ago, he suffered a stroke of paralysis from which he never fully recovered. He became a member of the Mennonite Church when a young man and remained faithful and was always at his post of duty when health permitted. His son Noah L., was living with him. A short service was also conducted at the home of his daughter, Sarah L. Miller, in Hubbard (as health did not permit her leaving home) by Wm. Bond (Psa. 90) at the Hopewell Church by H. A. Wolfer (John 11:1-42) and J. F. Bressler of Lancaster, Pa. Texts, Psa. 50:23; Phil. 3:20, 21. Remains laid to rest in the cemetery near by.
Diller. - William, son of Samuel and Elizabeth Diller
(deceased), was born near Elida, Ohio, May 31, 1870; died July
11, 1928; aged 58 y. 1 m. 11 d. He united in marriage with Anna
Shank June 28, 1891. To this union were born eight children, six
of whom survive - Lessa (Mrs. A. S. Brenneman), Arthur, Clara,
(Mrs. Carlton Wyse), Wilmer, Osie, and Della. Laura and Vera preceded
him in death. He is also survived by his companion, five grandchildren,
three brothers and many other relatives and friends. He had been
in failing health for nearly one year but was not considered serious
until about three months ago. About one week before his death
he was taken to Wesley Memorial Hospital, Chicago, where he underwent
an operation for tumor of the brain. The day following the operation
he passed away. All human efforts to relieve his condition seemed
futile. Yet we know that "God doeth all things well."
When a young man he was converted and united with the Mennonite
Church, and died in the same faith. He was deeply interested in
the welfare of the community, his church, and his home. In his
community he was a kind helpful neighbor. He will be greatly missed
in the Church, especially in the congregation of which he was
a member. He gave a helping hand in promoting the various church
activities, serving as a member of the Board of trustees at the
time of his death. The supreme desire of his life for his family
was that they might enjoy the best things of life and above all
else a happy eternity.
"The blessing of his quite life
Fell on us like the dew;
And good thoughts, where his footsteps pressed,
Like fairy blossoms grew."
Funeral services were conducted at the Central Mennonite Church July 14 by S. E. Allgyer, Andrew Brenneman, and P. E. Brunk.
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