Smucker.-Bena, daughter of John and Elizabeth Stoltzfus,
wife of John B. Smucker, died near New Holland, Pa., on
July 11, 1929; aged 69 y. 11 m. 19 d. She was born and lived all
her life on the farm on which she died. In her youth she accepted
Christ as her Savior and united with the Amish Church, remaining
faithful to the end. Besides her husband one daughter (Lizzie,
wife of John K. Lapp) survives, as do five grandchildren, 1 brother
(Isaac Stoltzfus) and 1 stepsister (Lizzie, widow of Joel Fisher).
Her illness lasted several years. The last year she was unable
to walk but she bore her affliction with much patience till she
was called to leave this earthly home for a better home above.
Funeral services were held July 13 at the home of John Beiler
and Benuel Stoltzfus. Text, Rev. 14:12, 13.
--By a niece.
Eshleman.-Aldus G. Eshleman was born in Pequea Twp.,
Pa., Dec. 27, 1863; died July 15, 1929; aged 65 y. 6 m. 18 d.
He united with the Mennonite Church about eight years ago and
remained faithful until death. His great delight was to attend
Sunday school and church and his seat was seldom vacant. He will
be missed in the community, in the Church, and in the home. He
is survived by his widow, 3 sons (David, Harry, and Maris), 7
grandchildren, and 2 brothers. The cause of his death was heart
trouble. He died very suddenly while sitting in the rocking chair,
talking with the family. Funeral services were held at the home
of his son (David) and at the Byerland Mennonite Church, conducted
by Bros. Aaron B. Harnish and Maris Hess. Texts, Psa. 16:11, II
"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."
--By the family.
Schantz.-Katie B., daughter of Peter and Katie Schantz, was born June 5, 1903, at Rolfe, Iowa; died near Hydro, Okla., July 9, 1929; aged 26 y. 1 m. 4 d. From birth she was almost deaf and dumb. She took the first four grades, however, in the common school, after which she entered school for the deaf and dumb at Sulphur, Okla., in 1917 and graduated with the class of 1928. She was baptized in 1924 and received into the Methodist Church while at school. She leaves father, mother, 3 brothers, 5 sisters (Mrs. Joe Slagell, William, Mrs. John Slagell, Peter, Anna, Amelia, Joe, and Mary). One brother preceded her in death. She also leaves grandfather and grandmother, a number of uncles and aunts in this country as well as in Germany, besides a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Pleasant View church in charge of Bro. Alva Swartzendruber. Text, Jno. 14:2. Mrs. Dodd interpreted for the deaf and dumb who were present. May the Lord comfort and enlighten our hearts that we may see that His way is the best way.
Charles.-Abram F. Charles was born in Manor Twp., Pa., Jan. 30, 1850; died July 3, 1929; aged 79 y. 6 m. 3 d. He leaves 2 sisters and 1 brother (Amie, with whom he made his home; Mrs. Martin Brenneman, and Christian). He was a member of the Mennonite Church. He died very suddenly of heart trouble. Those who knew him best loved him the most. Funeral services were held at the Millersville Mennonite Church, conducted by Bros. John Charles, Jacob Hess, and Daniel Gish. Text, II Cor. 5:1.
Sommer.-Christian A. Sommer was born Feb. 10, 1847, near Dalton, Ohio; died June 23, 1929; aged 82 y. 4 m. 13 d. He leaves his wife, 2 brothers (Daniel and Abraham), 2 sisters (Mrs. Henry H. Mumah, Mrs. Adam S. Arnold). Two brothers and one sister preceded him in death. He was born on the old Sommer homestead, where he lived alll his life. On April 23, 1869, he accepted Jesus as his Savior and united with the Sonnenberg Mennonite Church, where he remained a faithful member until death. On Feb. 18, 1886, he was married to Mary Ann Amstutz. Funeral services were in charge of Bros. C. W. Amstutz, Jacob S. Moser, and Simon W. Sommer.
Yoder.-Walter Brainard, only son of Ada and Isaiah P. Yoder, was born near Kalona, Iowa, Nov. 10, 1909; died July 21, 1929; aged 19 y. 8 m. 11 d. He attended the Kalona schools, graduated from the Kalona High School with the class of 1927, after which he attended Coe College at Cedar Rapids, Iowa, preparing himself to teach. At the age of 10 years he accepted Christ as his Savior, united with the East Union Mennonite Church, where he was a faithful and consistent member, always taking an active interest in the various activities of the Church and Sunday school and young people's societies. He was a loving and obedient son in the home, a characteristic which manifested itself in his church and social life. His death is mourned by his parents, one sister (Evaline), his grandmother Yoder, and grandfather Peter D. Shetler, and a host of near relatives and friends. His place in the home will not only be vacant, but in the Church and Sunday school, young people's meetings, and especially in the circle of his close friends. Funeral services were held at the East Union Mennonite Church with interment in the East Union cemetery, conducted by Bros. Joe C. Brenneman and D. J. Fisher.
Kurtz.-David Kurtz was born in Mifflin Co., May 15,
1845; died July 18, 1929; aged 84 y. 2 m. 3 d. He came with his
parents to Wayne Co., O., where he resided for many years. He
was united in marriage to Susan Sauder, Jan. 14, 1872. She preceded
him in death, Aug. 24, 1925. One daughter (Nancy) and one granddaughter
also preceded him in death. He is survived by 4 sons and 4 daughters
(John, Jacob, David, Sadie, Simon, Amelia, Lydia, and Mrs. C.
J. Mast). He is also survived by 33 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren,
besides other relatives and friends. He accepted Christ at the
age of twenty years and united with the Oak Grove Mennonite Church.
He was a faithful and loyal brother. His place in the house of
worship was seldom vacant. He rendered willing service in whatever
place the Church called him to labor. He was a kind father, a
helpful neighbor, interested not only in the welfare of his family
but also of the whole community. Funeral services were conducted
by Bros. Jesse Smucker, J. S. Gerig, and C. Z. Yoder. Interment
in the Oak Grove cemetery.
"The lights are all out in the mansion of clay,
The curtains are drawn, for the dweller's away,
He silently slipped o'er the threshhold of night
To make his abode in the city of light."
Ehrisman.-Katie Ehrisman, daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth Schantz, was born in Germany Oct. 22, 1883; died at the hospital at Norfolk, Nebr., after an operation on the 23rd of July, 1929; aged 45 y. 9 m. 1 d. She came to America with her parents at the age of 9 months. She grew to womanhood in Minnesota. From there she came to Rolfe, Iowa, where she was married to Joe Ehrisman, Feb. 18, 1904, who preceded her in death about 15 years. She is survived by four sorrowing sons (Arthur, Joe, William and Walter), one daughter-in-law (Mabel), her aged father and mother, five sisters, and four brothers, and many relatives and friends. She united with the Mennonite Church at the age of fourteen years, which faith she held at the time of her death. Deceased was a faithful daughter to her parents, a loving Christian mother to her sons. A loyal and very active worker in the Church and Sunday school. Her work in the Sunday school for quite a number of years was to teach quite a large number of little boys and girls whose confidence and respect she held unto the end. We keenly feel the loss of our sister. May we humbly submit to the will of God. Funeral services were conducted at the house by Peter Oswald. Text, II Cor. 5 (German language). At the church by P. O. Oswald (II Cor. 4:17, 18) and Dan Birky (Text, Matt. 24:42-44, 25:13). The body was laid to rest in the Beemer cemetery.
Shetler.-Anna M., wife of John J. Shetler, was born
near Goshen, Ind., March 1, 1868; died June 24, 1929, at Kalona,
Iowa; aged 61 y. 3 m. 24 d. She was overtaken by a stroke, May
8, 1929, being almost helpless for seven weeks. She was united
in marriage to Daniel Hershberger Dec. 3, 1889. He passed
away July 21, 1898, having one adopted daughter, Alta Fern, now
Mrs. R. B. Brenneman. Feb. 3, 1901, she was married to Edward
D. Miller, he having one daughter, Cora Maud, now Mrs.
Ben M. Miller. She and her husband lived together 25 years, when
Edward passed away May 25, 1926. On Nov. 29, 1928, she was united
in marriage to John J. Shetler, having lived together the
short period of 6 months and 24 days. She leaves her deeply bereft
husband, an adopted daughter, a step-daughter, and five step-children
by her last marriage. She also leaves a sister (Mrs. Elmer Guengerich),
two brothers (John and Menno Yoder), and many other relatives
and friends. She united with the Amish Mennonite Church in her
youth and remained a faithful member to the end. Funeral services
were held at the home, conducted by D. J. Fisher in English, and
at the Ben M. Miller home in the German language, conducted by
W. M. Yoder and Henry Mast of Arthur, Illinois. Interment in the
Lower Deer Creek cemetery.
"Not now, but in the coming years,
It may be in a better land,
We'll read the meaning of our tears
And there, sometime, we'll understand."
Cartwright.-Elnora (Bireley) Cartwright, daughter of David and Emma Bireley, was born at Piqua, Ohio, July 28, 1846; died at the home of her son-in-law, John W. Lewis, Ft. Wayne, Ind., Aug. 2, 1929; aged 83 y. 6 d. About sixty-four years ago she was united in marriage to John Cartwright. This union was blessed with three children (Alice, Harry, and Jessie). Her husband and children preceded her in death. She leaves 1 sister (Mrs. Lizzie Godfrey, Spencer, W. Va.), 1 grandson, and 6 great-grandchildren.
Grove.-Joseph W. Grove, son of Martin H. and Barbara Wenger Grove, was born near Waynesboro, Va., Feb. 24, 1851; died at his home at South English, Iowa, July 25, 1929; aged 78 y. 5 m. 1 d. He leaves his wife, 4 children (Anna, Mrs. Mollie Brower, Mrs. Bertha Suter, and John M. Grove), 11 grandchildren, 2 brothers and 1 sister (Mrs. Barbara Niswander, R. F., and R. A. Grove), besides many other relatives and friends. He came to Iowa when a young man. He was highly respected for his sociability and industry. Funeral services were held at the Church of the Brethren in charge of J. D. Brower of the Church of the Brethren and P. J. Blosser.
Ramer.-Martin, son of Daniel and Elisabeth Ramer, was born near Markham, Ont., Nov. 26, 1889; died in the Toronto General Hospital July 20, 1929; aged 39 y. 7 m. 24 d. He suffered only a few days from appendicitis and did not survive the surgical operation. He yielded himself to the Lord and was received into the Church at the age of seventeen. In 1915 he was married to Annie, daughter of A. K. Dettwiler, of St. Jacobs, Ont., who, with six children (Jonas, Leonard, Sydney, Elsie, Elvin, and Grace) survives. As a Christian man and a neighbor Bro. Ramer was highly respected. There was seldom a need in the community that did not receive his hearty support. He left a clear testimony for the Lord and said that all was well. He was buried in the Wideman cemetery on the 23rd. The funeral was very largely attended. The services were conducted by the home ministers, Levi Grove and Thomas Reeser, and Benjamin Good of Ohio. Text, Jno. 14:1-4.
Weaver.-Ralph Weaver, only son of Mrs. Josiah J. Miller, was born near Shipshewana, Ind., Nov. 12, 1901; met death by drowning in Shore Lake, July 12, 1929; aged 27 y. 8 m. On Jan. 24, 1929, he was married to Olive Troyer, who with his mother, step-father, half-sister (Alta), 2 step-brothers, 4 step-sisters, 1 grandmother, 1 step-grandfather, 1 step-grandmother, and a number of other relatives, survives to mourn his sudden and unexpected departure. He was widely known and to know him was to be his friend. He was quiet, unassuming, and industrious. His father (Willis D. Weaver) died May 9, 1907. Besides being left fatherless at the age of five, he had several painful accidents in the year 1925. Throughout all his misfortunes he was very patient and complained little. In his youth he united with the Shore Mennonite church, where he was a member at the time of his death. Funeral services were held at the Forks church, conducted by Bro. D. D. Miller and Bro. Y. C. Miller. Texts, Psa. 136; 116:7, 8, 15.
Bair.-Reuben S. Bair was born in York Co., Pa., Feb.
25, 1856; died July 11, 1929; aged 73 y. 4 m. 16 d. Death was
due to heart trouble and dropsy. His death came very unexpectedly,
since he asked for his dinner about ten minutes before he passed
away. In 1880 he was married to Malinda L. Sherrick of Lancaster.
To this union were born 3 sons and 3 daughters. Three daughters
preceded him in death. He leaves his wife, 3 sons (Daniel, Emanuel,
and Reuben Jr.), 1 step-daughter, 18 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild.
The family has lost a kind, loving father, the community a kind
neighbor, and the Church a devoted Christian brother. In 1896
he was ordained a minister of the Mennonite Church. He served
faithfully to the end. Funeral services were conducted at Bair
Codorus Mennonite Church by Bros. John H. Mosemann and Harry H.
Loose. Text, Jno. 5:35. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
"Weep not, dear ones, though I leave you,
It is but a few days more
Till with Jesus I will meet you,
One by one on that bright shore."
--By the family.
Erb.-Hilda, wife of Addison Erb, died at the Kitchener-Waterloo Hospital on July 27, 1929; aged 33 y. 9 m. 25 d. Death was caused by peritonitis following an attack of appendicitis. She is survived by her husband and three small children (Helen, Frederick, and Ruth); also by her father (Deacon Noah S. Weber), her step-mother, three brothers, and three sisters. She accepted Christ as her Savior at the age of thirteen, at which time she joined the Mennonite Church, of which she was a member at her decease. Her cheerful disposition, fine Christian spirit, and her willingness to serve, will be greatly missed by everyone with whom she came into contact. Funeral services were conducted from their late residence at Waterloo, Ont., at the Mennonite church of the same place, and interment in the nearby cemetery, in charge of Bro. Jesse B. Martin, assisted by Bro. Jonas Snider. Bro. Martin delivered a very appropriate and comforting message based on the opening statement of I Peter 2:7: "Unto you therefore which believe, he is precious." Bro. Snider spoke briefly from John 14:4: "Whither I go ye know, and the way ye know." "Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth; Yea saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors, and their works do follow them"
Brenneman.-David Benjamin, son of Ephraim and Anna Brenneman,
was born in Johnson Co., Iowa, June 13, 1925; died of acute rheumatic
fever, in Genesee Co., N. Y., July 24, 1929. He was taken slightly
ill Sunday morning, July 21, but being of a quiet disposition
and not apt to complain, not so much alarm was felt; he did not
think his condition so serious but that his father could the next
morning go to his daily labor; but before noon the next day his
condition became such that his father was called and a hurried
trip to the hospital begun. When about 15 miles from home, seeing
that the end was drawing near, a halt was made by the roadside
and here away from the care of a loving mother the end came. But
God knows what is best. He leaves father, mother, four brothers
(Virgil, Gaylord, Evan and Ivan), one grandfather, two grandmothers,
and many relatives and friends. Short services were held at the
home of his grandparents near Corfu, N. Y., July 25, conducted
by Lewis Eichorn, after which the body was accompanied by his
father to their home in Johnson Co., Iowa, where services were
conducted at the East Union church, on July 27, by Elmer G. Swartzendruber
in German and A. C. Swartzendruber and J. C. Brenneman in English.
David dear, thou hast left us;
Oh, how sad it was to part!
But God knows best, and has giv'n thee rest,
And we'll seek to meet thee where thou art.
Blosser.-Mary C. Blosser, daughter of Abram and Mary
Beery, was born near Bremen, Fairfield Co., Ohio, April
8, 1849; died July 27, 1929; aged 80 y. 3 m. 19 d. Death was caused
by paralysis. She was an invalid the last two years of her life.
During all her sickness she manifested a great degree of patience.
She was a member of the Mennonite Church, joining at an early
age and continuing faithful to the end. She was married to David
A. Shatzer Dec. 11, 1877. To this union was born one daughter,
Mary Jane. Her husband died Sept. 29, 1879. She was married to
Samuel Blosser April 19, 1891. To this union was born one son
Samuel. Her second husband preceded her in death May 5, 1908.
She leaves to mourn her departure one son, Samuel R. Blosser,
of Lima, Ohio, and one daughter, Mary Jane Nye, of Lancaster,
Ohio; also two step-daughters, Mrs. E. B.Conner, and Mrs. Celia
McLandish, both of Bremen, Ohio; also 11 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren,
and 6 step-grandchildren, two sisters (Mrs. Sam Mills of Ft. Jennings,
Ohio, and Mrs. James Llewellyn of Continental, Ohio), with a host
of relatives and friends. She has always been interested in the
work of the Lord. At the age of eighteen she was a teacher in
Sunday school at the Pleasant Hill church of Fairfield County.
She with her son and daughter moved to Allen County, Ohio, in
1916, where she resided until the time of her death. In all her
sickness she was patiently waiting to be called to her eternal
home. She was never known to complain, always appreciative of
every kindness shown her. She was a faithful companion and loving
mother, always lending a helping hand wherever she was needed.
Funeral services were held at the Salem church by Geo. Ross, assisted
by Maurice O'Connell and Gabriel Brunk. Burial in adjoining cemetery.
"All is over, hands are folded
On a quiet, peaceful breast;
All is over, pain is ended,
Now dear mother is at rest."
Brubaker.-Mary M., wife of Jacob E. Brubaker, Sr., was
born Nov. 30, 1864; died July 10, 1929; aged 64 y. 7 m. 10 d.
She is survived by her husband and the following children: Jacob
E., Henry E., Daniel E., Jonas E., Elmer E., Mrs. John L. Hess,
and Mrs. Elam Musser. She was a dear, loving mother, and a faithful
member of the Kraybill and Mt. Joy, Pa., Mennonite Church. Funeral
services were held July 13, at the home and at the Mt. Joy Church.
Interment in Kraybill's cemetery.
"All is over, hands are folded,
On a quiet, peaceful breast,
All is over, toils are ended,
Now dear Mother is at rest."
Linder.-Lydia (Krabill) Linder was born near Maximo, Ohio, April 1, 1860; died at the home of her brother, John Krabill, on the old homestead July 16, 1929; aged 69 y. 3 m. 15 d. She was married to Christian Linder in 1889. Her husband preceded her in death three years ago. She leaves one brother (John Krabill) two sisters (Mrs. Anna Conrad and Mrs. Joe Conrad) and many relatives and friends. At the age of fifteen, she united with the Mennonite Church, in which she remained faithful to the end. She had a lingering illness, and the last weeks she was in great misery; but on the morning of July 16 she quietly passed out. Funeral services were held in the home (because of the church being in repairing) and were in charge of Bro. O. N. Johns, assisted by Brethren Alvin Hostetler and John D. Miller. Text, Jas. 5:11. Interment in the church cemetery.
Jantzi.-Daniel R. Jantzi was born in Oxford Co., Ont., Aug. 5, 1882; died in Perth Co., Ont., July 2, 1929; aged 46 y. 10 m. 28 d. In early life he accepted Christ as his personal Savior and was received into church fellowship in the East Zorra A. M. Congregation. He was an active worker in the church and loyal to his Savior to the end which came very unexpectedly. He was working with the carpenters and fell from the barn roof. He died thirty-seven hours later, never fully regaining consciousness. On Nov. 16, 1905, he was married to Catherine Schlegel. This union was blessed with three children: Henry, Selena (wife of William Schumm), and Selma (wife of Aaron Ruby). These with their mother mourn the loss of a beloved husband and father. He also leaves 2 grandchildren, 4 brothers, and 5 sisters. Funeral services were held at the East Zorra A. M. Church, conducted by P. Boshart, C. Schultz, Jacob R. Bender, and D. S. Jutzi.
Wanner.-Clarence S., son of Jacob and Leah Wanner, was
born Jan. 2, 2916;; died at the doctor's office, Brownstown, Pa.,
July 14, 1929; aged 13 y. 6 m. 12 d. His death came very suddenly.
Shortly before going to the doctor's office the boy suffered an
injury while cranking an automobile when the engine backfired.
The crank struck him and caused a dislocated wrist. While the
physician was preparing to give attention to the wrist the boy
expired. The youth was under an anesthetic at the time of his
death. He leaves his sorrowing parents, 6 brothers and 4 sisters
(Amos, Aaron, Mrs. Lester Gockley, Mrs. Elmer Walters, Mrs. Rufus
Wenger, Mrs. Clarence Heffner, Samuel, Jacob, Milton, Harry, and
Noah). Funeral services were held at the home, conducted by Bros.
Amos Horst and A. A. Landis. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
"Fare thee well, the ties must sever,
That on earth we formed with thee,
Fare thee well, but not forever,
Thy loved face we yet shall see."
Transcriber's note: In the Wanner obit, it is stated that Mr. Wanner "leaves his sorrowing parents, 6 brothers . . ." However, 7 brothers are named.
Martin.-Mattie S., daughter of Henry S. and Mattie R.
Martin, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Jan. 21, 1905; died of
diabetes July 22, 1929; aged 24 y. 6 m. 1 d. Her death came very
suddenly. Although she had been in failing health for about seven
months, she was bedfast for only a few days. She accepted Christ
at the age of fifteen years and united with the Weaverland Mennonite
Church to which she remained a faithful member until death. She
leaves her parents, 6 brothers and 6 sisters (Mrs. Luke Weaver,
Mrs. Daniel Weaver, Carrie, Samuel, Henry, Leah, Walter, Lydia,
Charles, Edith, and Earl). One sister preceded her in death. She
also leaves her fiance, a loving friend. She was of a loving disposition
and won for herself many friends. Her sickness was borne patiently
and she confessed her readiness to go to her eternal home. Why
God called her home so early in life we cannot understand. We
ask God for grace to say, "Thy will be done." Funeral
services were conducted at the home by Bro. John Sauder and at
Weaverland by Bros. John Sauder and John W. Weaver. Text, Luke
8:52. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
"Heaven retaineth now our treasure,
Earth the lovely casket keeps,
And the sunbeams love to linger
Where our lovely sister sleeps."
--By the Family.
Miller.-Eli N., son of Noah Y and Susana Miller, born in Lagrange Co., Ind., April 9, 1872; died July 25, 1929; aged 57 y. 3 m. 16 d. He was the second oldest of a family of nine children. In early youth he accepted Christ as his Savior, united with the Forks Mennonite Church, and always lived a consistent Christian life. On Jan. 11, 1895, he was married to Polly Miller. Four children were born to this union. His wife and two children preceded him in death. In 1905 he was married to Amanda Hostetler. Eight children were born to this union, five of whom are living. He was sick for several months with a complication of diseases, the real cause of his death being heart trouble. He well realized that his end was near and made all arrangements for his departure. With his family gathered around him, he admonished them how to live so that they may meet their Savior. He leaves his sorrowing wife, 7 children (Mrs. Ralph Stutzman, Amasa, Mrs. Herbert Swartzendruber, Blanche Marie, Edna Susana, Nona Ruth, Verda May), his aged mother, 4 brothers (Allen H., Amasa M., Oliver, and Osior), 4 sisters (Edna Sommers, Nora Heiser, Lovina Studer, and Fanny Schrock), 2 grandchildren, besides many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Bethel Mennonite Church, Ashley, Mich., conducted by Bros. Henry Weldy, D. D. Troyer, and George H. Summer. Interment in the North Star cemetery.
Yoder.-Maud Umble Yoder, daughter of S. E. and Priscilla Allgyer, was born near West Liberty, Ohio, Aug. 9, 1887; died at the Grant Hospital, Columbus, Ohio, Aug. 3, 1929; aged 41 y. 11 m. 24 d. Early in life she confessed Christ and united with the Oak Grove Mennonite Church. She was a faithful and loyal supporter of the various activities of the Church. On Jan. 2, 1912, she was married to Daniel C. Yoder. To this union were born six children: Geneva, Richard, Marie, Jay Warren, Everett, and Daniel Junior. Following a brief illness she decided to undergo an operation for the removal of the goiter which was causing her trouble. She was reluctant to leave her family, but was anxious to have it over. She left home on July 20, very hopefully assuring her family that she would soon be back. All efforts at the hospital seemed futile. Her suffering was intense, but when reminded of the prayers of friends and loved ones she seemed to take courage and new hope. She never seemed to doubt the possibility of her recovery. No medical aid was successful, all plans being thwarted by her increasing weakness and constant suffering. She leaves (besides herhusband and six children) father, mother, and four sisters (Mrs. N. E. Troyer, Mrs. E. M. Yoder, Mrs. A. R. Eschleman, and Mrs. J. G. Baumgartner), and 3 brothers (Roy, Maurice, and John). Funeral services were held at the Oak Grove Church, in charge of Bro. A. I. Yoder. Interment in West Fairview Cemetery.
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Martin.-Mary Ethel, infant daughter of Bro. and Sister Dale Martin, was born and died Aug. 5, 1929. Brief funeral services were held at the home of the grandparents, Bro. and Sister Alph. Martin, Aug. 7, in charge of Bro. A. J. Steiner. Interment in the North Lima Mennonite cemetery.
Sensenig.-John W. Sensenig died at his late home near New Holland, Pa., after several years of suffering; aged 58 y. 10 m. 25 d. He is survived by his wife, 3 sons, 1 daughter, 2 brothers, and 3 sisters. Funeral services were held at Martindale, Pa., July 24, conducted by Bros. John Sauder and A. A. Landis.
Hurst.-Isaac S., son of Jacob and Mary Hurst, was born Oct. 11, 1921; died after a brief illness at the home of his parents, near Union Grove, Pa., July 22, 1929; aged 7 y. 9 m. 11 d. He is survived by his parents, grandparents, brothers, and sisters, besides a large number of friends. His older brother preceded him in death a little more than a year ago. Funeral services were held at the home by Bro. John Sauder and at Weaverland church by Bros. I. B. Good and John W. Weaver. Text, Psa. 30:5.
Nolt.-Leroy G. Nolt, son of Bro. and Sister Noah Nolt, died at his late home near Bareville, Pa., Aug. 5, 1929, after a lingering illness of tubercular trouble. He is survived by his wife, 2 sons, parents, aged grandfather (Michael Nolt, deacon of the Groffdale congregation for many years), aged grandmother, besides a large number of friends. He accepted Christ in his youth and remained faithful to him till death. Funeral services were held at Groffdale, Aug. 7, in charge of Bros. Benj. Wenger and John W. Weaver. Text, I Cor. 15:55-57.
Eby.-Susanna Eby died Aug. 10, 1929, of cerebral hemorrhage;
aged 87 y. 9 m. 10 d. She is survived by 2 sons (H. Martin Eby
and S. R. Eby), 11 grandchildren, and 21 great-grandchildren.
Services were held at the Oreville, Pa., Mennonite Home by Bro.
John B. Senger and at the Paradise Mennonite Church by Bros. C.
M. Brackbill and J. B. Senger. Interment in 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."
Hess.-Anna S. Hess, widow of Pre. Jonas H. Hess, was born Jan. 15, 1843; died of a complication of diseases, July 24, 1929; aged 86 y. 6 m. 9 d. She was failing for about four months. She was a daughter of the late Christian and Catherine (Snyder) Frank, being the last of the family. She leaves the following children: Kate Musser,Christian, Fannie Betzner, Henry, Ellen Charles, with whom she resided near Lititz, Pa. She is also survived by 15 grandchildren and twenty great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at Herr's church, in charge of Bros. Noah Landis and John S. Hess. Text, Heb. 11:11.
Miller.-Amy Lucile, daughter of David S. and Fanny Miller, was born Oct. 16, 1918; died Aug. 4, 1929; aged 10 y. 9 m. 18 d. One sister preceded her to the spirit world. She leaves mother, 3 brothers (Delton, Thomas, Max), 1 sister (Naomi), 1 grandfather, 2 grandmothers, 3 uncles, 4 aunts, and many other relatives and friends. Amy was of a quiet, obedient nature, and greatly endeared herself to those who knew her. We weep but with the blessed assurance that she has gone to Him who washed us from our sins in His own blood. Services were held at the Clinton Frame church near Goshen, Ind., in charge of the home ministers. Interment in Miller cemetery.
Head.-Jesse M. Head was born Jan. 3, 1895; died at the Mary Rutan Hospital, Bellefontaine, Ohio, June 13, 1929; aged 34 y. 5 m. 10 d. He underwent an operation for mastoid trouble, which was followed by meningitis and peritonitis. Death ended many days of patient suffering. On Jan. 5, 1918, he was united in marriage to Hazel M. Stutzman, who with two children (Boyd and Doris) remains to mourn the loss of a beloved husband and father. He also leaves an aged father who lives in the home and will miss his loving care. In early manhood he united with the Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the South Union church, June 16, in charge of Bros. A. I. Yoder and John Good.
Heyerly.-Daniel A., oldest son of John and Katie Heyerly, was born near Albany, Oreg., Aug. 25, 1902; died near Eddyville, Oreg., July 4, 1929; aged 26 y. 10 m. 9 d. He was instantly killed when his car was overturned as a result of hitting a rock in the road. He united with the Mennonite Church in his youth. He had a kind disposition and was loved by all who knew him. He was never known to speak evil concerning any one. He leaves father, mother, grandfather and grandmother (Pre. Daniel Erb and wife), 8 brothers, 3 sisters, 4 aunts, and 3 nieces, besides a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted at the home by Bro. Allan Good and at the Fairview church by Bros. C. R. Gerig, A. P. Troyer, and N. A. Lind. Texts, Psa. 39, Isa. 53, II Kings 20:1. Interment in Knox Butte cemetery.
Shellenberger.-John Shellenberger was born in Juniata Co., Pa., Feb. 15, 1848; died at Harper, Kans., Aug. 9, 1929; aged 81 y. 5 m. 24 d. On Dec. 25, 1873, he was united in marriage to Fanny Snively. To this union were born 4 sons and 1 daughter. His wife preceded him in death thirty-nine years ago. Three sons also died in infancy. On Dec. 22,1892, he was married to Martha E. Kurtz, who preceded him in death nine years ago. In youth he accepted Christ as his Savior and united with the Mennonite Church, remaining faithful till death. He is survived by his daughter (Eva Ramer, Duchess, Alta.), one son (Adam E., Harper, Kans.), and 14 grandchildren. One step-daughter (Ida Wells) preceded him in death in July, 1928. He was in failing health the past year. He endured his suffering with patience, often desiring to depart.
Heik.-John G. Heik was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Feb.
1, 1864; died Aug. 13, 1929; aged 65 y. 6 m. 12 d. In early life
he moved with his parents to Wayne Co., Ohio, where he lived the
remainder of his life. On Dec. 18, 1888, he was married to Katie
Musser. To this union were born four sons. He leaves his wife,
4 sons (John, Dayton, Raymond, and Chancey), 8 grandchild.ren,
1 brother, 2 sisters, and 2 half-sisters, besides a large circle
of other relatives and friends. He united with the Oak Grove Mennonite
church and remained faithful until death. He was patient in his
affliction and suffering. Funeral services were conducted by Bros.
C. Z. Yoder, Jesse Smucker, and J. S. Gerig. Text, Psa. 23, Jno.
12:23. Interment in Oak Grove cemetery.
"Sunset and evening star,
And one clear call for me!
And may there be no moaning of the bar
When I put out to sea."
Beck.-John G. Beck was born near Archbold, Ohio, May
8, 1851; died at his home in Henry Co., Ohio, Aug. 8, 1929; aged
78 y. 3 m. On Dec. 21, 1882, he was united in marriage to Regina
Reigsecker. To this union were born 5 sons and 3 daughters. About
eighteen months ago he first noticed a sore on his face, which
developed into a cancer, causing him much pain and intense suffering
at times; but all through his lingering illness and affliction
he took it patiently and put his full trust in his Savior. He
leaves his wife, 8 children, 10 grandchildren, 5 brothers, 2 sisters,
and a host of other relatives and friends. At about the age of
twenty-five he confessed Christ as his Savior and united with
the A. M. Church, of which he remained a faithful member until
death. Funeral services were held Aug. 11, at the Central A. M.
Church, conducted by Eli Rupp in German and S. D. Grieser in English.
Interment in Eckley cemetery.
"Softly and peacefully he passed away
From earth to heaven to make his stay;
Long and patiently he waited for the call,
And now in heaven he is waiting for us all."
Grieser.-Henry, son of Christian and Catherine Grieser, was born in Baden, Germany, May 12, 1848; died Aug. 12, 1929 at the St. James Hospital, Pontiac, Ill.; aged 81 y. 3 m. His parents died when he was in tender years. At the age of seventeen he with his brothers and sisters came to America, locating in Illinois. On Feb. 22, 1874, he was united in marriage to Elizabeth Smith. To this union four sons were born. He leaves 4 sons (John, Henry, August, and Chris, with whom he made his home the last few years), 12 grandchildren, 1 brother, and many other relatives and friends. His wife and one grandchild preceded him in death. In early life he confessed Christ as his Savior and united with the Mennonite Church. Later he drifted away from God and the Church, but during his illness he renewed his covenant with God, made peace with his fellowmen, and requested communion, after which he said he was ready to go. Funeral services were held from the home of his son by Bro. D. W. Slagel and at the church by Bro. Rowe from Chicago and Bro. J. D. Hartzler. Interment in Waldo cemetery.
Schertz.-Annie Schertz, daughter of Peter and Magdalena Gingrich, was born Aug. 22, 1845; died July 20, 1929; aged 83 y. 10 m. 29 d. She was the last of a pioneer family to depart this life. Her father was taken by death when the family (6 daughters and 1 son) were all small. The mother had many hardships to face, but it is remarkable how she kept her children together, sacrificing much for their welfare. She was married to Christian H. Schertz on March 11, 1869. To this union were born 5 daughters and 2 sons (Alvina Imhoff, Lucinda, Edward C., Lena, Susie, Anna, and Willie). Her companion departed this life July 1, 1928. She also leaves two adopted children (Evelyn and Mark Schertz), 7 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild. She united with the Mennonite Church in her youth and remained faithful until death. She will be greatly missed by her family. She was a kind and loving mother and always had a pleasant greeting and smile for all those who came in contact with her. Her sympathetic nature will long be remembered in the home, the church, and the community. Funeral services were in charge of Bros. H. R. Schertz and A. A. Schrock.
Riehl.-Ada (Stoltzfus) Riehl was born Feb. 10, 1904;
died July 16, 1929, from a complication of diseases; aged 25 y.
5 m. 6 d. She was a member of the Millwood A. M. church and is
survived by her husband and two little children, Jean Ellen and
Virginia Mae, besides a number of other relatives and friends.
She is also survived by her mother and the following brothers
and sisters: Mrs. Carrie Stoltzfus, Elsie, Paul, Lena and Aquila.
She was a cheerful, kind and affectionate mother, and will be
missed by her wide circle of friends, but most of all in the home,
which is now bereft of a wife and mother. We cannot understand,
but God in His great plan saw best to remove her to the courts
above. We are again made to realize the uncertainty of life, and
the suddenness with which death may come, but we mourn not as
those who have no hope, as we know she was preparing to meet her
God, and her many loved ones gone before. Funeral services were
conducted from her late home by Amos B. Stoltzfus, and at the
Millwood A. M. church by John S. Mast and John A. Kennel. Texts,
Psa. 55:6; 116:7.
"However painful it may be
To know that she is gone,
The thought is sweet that we may see
Her in that Heavenly home."