Gospel Herald Obituaries - October, 1930

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Gospel Herald - Vol. XXIII, No. 27- October 2, 1930, page 574, 575, 576

BRUMBACH.--Morris Jay, son of Hiram and Elizabeth Shealer Brumbach, died Sept. 16, 1930; aged 6 m. 1 d. He is survived by his parents and eleven brothers and sisters. Funeral services were conducted by Bro. John S. Hess.
"The Golden Gates were open wide,
A gentle voice said, Come;
And angels from the other side
Welcomed our loved one home." The Parents

MILLER.--Nancy, daughter of Daniel F. and Sarah D. Miller, was born near Bloomfield, Mont., May 20, 1910; died Sept. 12. 1930; aged 20 y. 3 m. 14 d. In May, 1929, she was found to be the victim of tuberculosis. Shortly after she was sent to the state sanitarium at Salem, near Deer Lodge, Mont. At first she seemed to improve but later declined rapidly until the latter part of August, 1930, when the doctor gave up all hope for her recovery. She was brought home and all the loving hands could do for was done but she became weaker and weaker. On Aug. 31 she was baptized and anointed. Although her Christian life was brief we feel that the beauty and peace that radiated from her will never leave us. She suffered much her pain was intense, but she never complained. Her short life (only the last 9 months were spent for Christ) certainly was a lesson to all of us. She witnessed much and her greatest desire was that the Lordís will be done whether it meant her life or death for her. She leaves 4 sisters, 5 brothers, and a host of relatives and friends. Her parents, 2 sisters, and 1 brother preceded her in death. The funeral services were in charge of Bro. I. S. Mast. Text, John 14:12. Interment in the Redtop Cemetery.

SHORT.--Solomon, son of John D. and Barbara Short, was born in Fulton Co., Ohio, May 8, 1872; died suddenly of heart failure in the evening of Sept. 15, 1930; aged 58 y. 4 m. 7d. Jan 14, 1896, he united in marriage to Emma Nofziger. Together they shared the joys and sorrows of life for nearly 35 years. This union was blessed with 5 daughters and 1 son who died in infancy. He leaves his deeply bereaved wife, 5 daughters, 5 grandchildren, his aged parents, 2 sisters, 1 brother, and a host of other relatives and friends. Bro. Short confessed his Savior in his youth, united with the Amish Mennonite Church, and remained a faithful member until death. Funeral services were held at the Central A. M. Church near Archbold, Ohio, Sept. 18, 1930, conducted by Bros. S. S. Wyse and S. D. Greiser. Text, I Sam. 20:3. Interment in Lockport Cemetery.

WAGNER.--Little Mardell Fern, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Wagner, was born in St. Johns, Mich., Aug. 22, 1928; died at the Mason Hospital Sept. 17, 1930; aged 2 y. 25 d. Little Mardell took sick very suddenly Tuesday night and on Wednesday morning was rushed to the Mason Hospital where doctors and nurses did all that could be done to save her life, but God called and she answered the summons to glory where she met an infant sister, Erma Aldine, who was born July 14, 1930, and lived only seven hours. Three grandparents also greeted Mardell in heaven. She leaves her devoted parents, one grandmother, and many aunts, uncles and cousins; also many other relatives and friends. She was a very sweet girl with a sunny disposition and won her way into the hearts of many real friends during her short stay here. We thank God for entrusting such a precious jewel to our care even for such a short time. May He who said, "My grace is sufficient for thee," comfort us with the thought that what we have loved and lost on earth has been gained for us eternally. Funeral services were held on September 20 at the Washington Center Mennonite Church near Ashley, Mich., in charge of H. E. Nunemaker and D. S. Oyer. Burial in the North Star Cemetery.

"A sweet little blossom too pure to stay,
God in His wisom took away;
Not from our hearts, not from our love,
But is now transplanted to bloom above."

GOOD.--Joseph C. Good was born in Allen Co., Ohio, May 18, 1847. He went to Iowa during the Civil War, and in 1878 he moved to Kansas where he spent most of his time until his death on Sept. 5, 1930, at the Marion Hospital. His age was 83 years, 3 months, and 17 days. He was married to Anna Pollitt in 1871. To this union were born five children. One little daughter (Mary Edna) died at the age of five years. He is survived by his companion, three sons (William Orin, Porter Neal, and Ross), one daughter (Mrs. A. C. Edgar), and one sister (Mrs. Andrew Shenk of Oronogo, Mo., who is the last survivng member of a family of ten). In the early part of his Kansas life he united with the Christian church at Marion, as one of the charter members. In his old age he united with the Mennonite Church, in which faith he had been raised. Bro. Good had a winning personalty, and until recently carried his age well. He was "Uncle Joe" to many friends and relatives. He was an able worker in Church and Sunday school and will be deeply missed by those who knew him well. Funeral services were held Sept. 7 at the Christian Church at Marion, by the pastor. Interment in Highland Cemetery.

REESER.--William Junior, son of William and Emma Reeser, died in Albany, Oreg., July 9, 1930; aged 1 y. 10 m. 13 d. Death was caused by tonsilitis and enlarged glands of the throat. Although he had been ill for two weeks, his end came very suddenly and unexpectedly. Junior was of cheerful disposition, and always friendly. He leaves father, mother, four brothers, three sisters, grandparents and other relatives. Funeral services were held at Albany Mennonite Church, conducted by Bro. Maurice Yoder and the home ministers. Burial in Riverside Cemetery.

MARTIN.--Albert Martin was born June 22, 1880; died Sept. 3, 1930; aged 50 y. 2 m. 11 d. On April 15, 1908, he was married to Susanna Musser. To this union were born four children (Edgar, Delton, Vietta, and Mabel). Bro. Martin had a paralytic stroke over a year ago, from which he never fully recovered. He lost his speech was almost entirely. He was able to be up and around until just before he died, which was very sudden, almost before he could be taken in the house. He was a faithful member of the Floradale, Ont., Mennonite Church. The family needs our prayers and sympathy. Bros. Abram Gingerich and Moses Brubacher had charge of the services.

"Death has robbed us of our father,
Whom we loved and cherished dear;
It was father, yes dear father,
Can we help but shed a tear?"

STUTZMAN.--Elise Marie, youngest daughter of Enos and Sylvia Stutzman, died at Hartsville, Ohio, Sept. 14, 1930; aged 2 yr. 7 m. 21 d. She leaves to mourn her parents, two sisters (Pauline Fay and Dorothy Lucille), four grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Noah Stutzman, and Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Wittmer), six uncles and six aunts, and many relatives and friends. Death was caused by toxine poison. She was sick only four days, suffering considerable at first, but was permitted to peacefully and quietly pass out at the close. Funeral services were held at the King Church near Hartsville, and were in charge of Bro. O. N. Johns. Text, Jno. 14:6. Interment in adjoining cemetery.

LANDIS.--Mary Ann, wife of John S. Landis, was born March 25, 1843; died Sept. 8, 1930, at the home of her daughter (Mrs. Henry L. Rohrer) near Witmer, Pa., after a brief illness due to advanced age. She was a faithful member of Mellingers Church for many years. Her husband prececed her in death 4 years ago. She is survived by 4 daughters, 3 sons, 1 sister, 1 brother, 18 grandchildren, and 25 great-grandchildren. She was a kind and loving mother and grandmother, and will be greatly missed. Funeral services were held at the home and at Mellingers Mennonite Church by Bros. David Landis and Elmer Martin. Interment in adjoining cemetery.

" 'Tis so hard to part with mother, dear,
No more to see, no more to hear.
A nobler mother could not be
Found this side of eternity."
"Gone but not forgotten." By the Children.

SCHERTZ.--Peter, son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter G. Schertz, was born Jan. 14, 1869, at Danvers, Ill.; passed away at his home near Manson, Iowa, Sept. 5, 1930. He had been a patient sufferer from dropsy for the last two years, but not until the last few months did his condition seem alarming. He never complained, but bore his burden silently. All that loving hands could do was done for him, but to no avail. He became a member of the Central Mennonite Church while a young man and this covenant be renewed three weeks before he passed away. He was united in marriage to Pauline Naffsiger in 1898. To this union were born 9 sons and 4 daughters. His wife and 5 sons preceded him in death. He is suvived by 4 daughters, 4 sons, 6 grandchildren, 3 sisters, 3 brothers, and other relatives and friends. Services were conducted at the Manson Mennonite Church by Bro. B. B. King.

CHRISTOPHEL.--Rebecca Julia Burkholder, wife of Noah S. Christophel, was born Jan. 9, 1865; died Sept.3, 1930; aged 65 y. 7 m. 24 d. She was a member of the Mennonite Church for more than 30 years. Her illness, though of short duration, caused intense suffering, it being blood poisoning. She expressed herself as desiring to depart and go to her two little girls who died in infancy. She is survived by her husband, 1 daughter, and 3 sons. Funeral services were held at the home and at the Chambersburg Church by Bros. John F. Grove, A. P. Heatwole, and H. E. Shank. Burial in the cemetery adjoining.___________By the Family.

GASCHO.--Mary, daughter of Chris and Lizzie Eichelberger, was born at Hopedale, Ill., Sept. 21, 1883; died Sept. 12, 1930; aged 46 y. 11 m. 21 d. On Dec. 16, 1915, she was married to Ben Gascho of Milford, Nebr. She leaves her husband, father, 5 brothers, 2 sisters, and many other relatives and friends. Her mother preceded her in death 32 years ago. For several years she suffered with asthma at times finding temporary relief by change of climate. She gave her heart to the Lord in her youth, accepted the Mennonite faith, and continued in the same until called to the Great Beyond. Funeral services were conducted by Bros. P. R. Kennel, Wm. R. Eicher, and J. E. Zimmerman. Text, II Tim. 4:7.
"Her toils are past, her work is done
And they are fully blest,
She fought the fight, the victory won
And entered into rest."

BONTREGAR.--Wallace Conrad, son of Ottis and Mayme Conrad Bontregar, was born June 11, 1924, near Pompeii, Mich.; died Sept. 13, 1930. He had an attack of appendicitis and the operation was seemingly successful. But on the fifth day after the operation he made a change for the worse and very unexpectedly fell asleep in Jesus to awaken on the resurrection day. His mother was with him in the hour of death but he died before his father could reach the hospital. He leaves parents, 4 grandparents, a number of uncles and aunts, and many friends. One little baby brother preceded him in death. His parents feel that their loss in his eternal gain. Job 1:21 was the text selected by the parents. Funeral services were conducted by Bros. Geo. H. Summer and D. D. Troyer at the Bethel Church near Ashley, Mich.

SPRINGER.--Ellen, daughter of Jacob and Nanette Kremer, was born Feb. 27, 1854, at Nancy, Province of Mirth-Moselle, France; died Sept. 15, 1930, at her home near Seward, Nebr.; aged 76 y. 6 m. 18 d. In February, 1870, she came with her parents to America, and in April of the same she was married to John Springer, who preceded her in death Feb. 19, 1915. To this union 4 children were born. In her youth she accepted Christ as her Sa vior and was baptized. At the time of her death she was a member of the Milford A. M. Church. Faithful to the end, she was a patient sufferer and a loving mother and sister, always ready to lend a willing hand and give a cheering word to those in need. Besides her 2 daugthers and 1 son (1 son preceded her in death) she is survived by 3 brothers, 1 sister, 7 grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Milford A. M. Church conducted by Bros. Warren A. Eicher and L. A. Schlegel. Interment in adjoining cemetery.

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Gospel Herald - Vol. XXIII, No. 28 - October 9, 1930 - pages 606, 607

Shantz. - Lucinda, the last surviving daughter of the late David Weber, was born Sept. 6, 1855; died at the Kitchener-Waterloo Hospital Sept. 13, 1930; aged 75 y. 7 d. She was the wife of Eli Shantz, to which union one daughter and one son were born. Husband and children predeceased her. She accepted the Lord and united with the Mennonite Church about 45 yeas ago, remaining faithful to the end. Funeral services were held at the First Mennonite Church, Kitchener, Sept. 17, in charge of Bros. Manasseh Hallman and Jonas Snider.

Wyse. - Loretta May, infant daughter of Monroe and Dora Wyse, was born Sept. 27, 1930, at their home near Midland, Mich. As a little angel sent from heaven to show us the beauties there she came to us, to be seen and loved. She was laid to rest in the Midland Cemetery Sept. 28, 1930. She leaves a sorrowing father and mother, 4 grandparents, and many other relatives. Knowing God's way is the best way we submit to His will. Short services were held at the home by Bro. Floyd F. Bontrager. "Beautiful hands of a little one, see
Baby voice is calling, oh, parents to thee.
Rosy cheeked darling, the light of our home,
Taken so early, is beckoning, 'come'."

Yoder. - Raymond, little son of Bro. and Sister Joe Yoder of near Fairview, Mich., died very suddenly. While out playing he seemed to choke. He was taken to the house and a doctor summoned. But before medical aid reached him he had passed away. The doctor thought a blood vessel had bursted and his throat clogged up. He died Sept. 20, 1930; aged 1 y. 9 m. 10 d. He leaves his bereaved parents, 1 sister, 5 brothers, 1 grandfather, and many uncles and aunts and friends. Funeral services were held in the Fairview Church Sept. 22, 1930 by the home brethern, M. Steiner and M. Esch. Text, II Sam. 12:23, and Job 1:21.
"Go, little pilgrim to they home
On yonder blissful shore.
We miss thee here but soon will come
Where thou hast gone before."

Keim. - Simon Keim, born March 7, 1850, in Holmes Co., Ohio; died Saturday, Aug. 16, 1930, at the Old Folks' Home in Eureka, Ill., aged 80 y. 5 m. 9 d. He entered the Home Aug. 15, 1927. He has had trouble with a hernia for some time past and in the last few weeks had a second attack which made it necessary to take him to the hospital, where an operation was performed. He got along nicely for a few days but last Friday bronchial pneumonia set in and he passed away. He was brought back from the Methodist hospital in Peoria and funeral services were held at the Home in charge of Ezra Yordy. Burial in the Home Cemetery. He leaves one son (Leander), three daughters (Mrs. Lillie Hart, Mrs. Jennie Pauls, and Mrs. Fretta Newfeld), two sisters, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Cunningham. - Nancy J. Cunningham was born near Blairsville, Pa., June 15, 1844; died in the State Hospital in Connellsville, Pa., Sept. 17, 1930; aged 86 y. 3 m. 2 d. Death was due to the infirmities of age, having been confined to her bed about fourteen months before being taken to the hospital. In early life she united with the Methodist Church and a little over a year ago transferred her membership to the Mennonite Church. Her husband preceded her in death about two years ago. She leaves three children: Mrs. J. W. Campbell, Mrs. Catherine Cable, and Smith Cunningham. Funeral services at the home of her daughter (Mrs. Cable), near Connellsville, Pa., and at the Mennonite Church in Scottsdale, Pa., conducted by the home ministers. Text, Rev. 21:25. Interment in Scottsdale cemetery.

Barkley. - Annie Keim Barkley was born June 25, 1858; died Sept. 5, 1930; aged 72 y. 2 m. 11 d. She was married to Tobias Barkley who preceded her in death about a year ago. She was the mother of two children (Nannie, wife of J. I. Rininger; and Lemon C. of Hollsopple, Pa., with whom she made her home). Four brothers (Samuel, Noah, Josiah, and Mahlon), and one sister (Eliza, wife of Hiram Lint), survive her. Besides these she is survived by six grandchildren and other relatives and friends. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for many years. She was looking for her departure and made arrangements for her funeral. Funeral services were conducted in the home and in the Maple Springs Church near Jerome, Pa., by S. G. Shetler, assisted by Norman H. Blough. The body was laid to rest in the cemetery by the church.

Shirk. - Katherine Shirk was born near Churchtown, Pa., March 7, 1848; died at her home at Goodville, Pa., Sept. 15, 1930, of a complication of diseases; aged 82 y. 6 m. 8 d. She was active in church work, serving as Sunday school teacher many years. She never complained of her suffering and was very patient. Her life was inspiring to all about her and she had a good word for everyone, which brought comfort and cheer to those around her. She is greatly missed by her many friends but our loss is her gain. Funeral services were held at the Goodville Mennonite Church Sept. 18, 1930 in charge of Bros. John W. Weaver and J. B. Good. Interment in the Weaverland Cemetery.
"A precious one from us is gone,
A voice we loved is stilled.
A place is vacant in our home
Which never can be filled."
Niece and nephew

Brunk. - Mattie Risser was born March 26, 1852, in Waterloo Co., Ont.; died in Perth Co., Ont., May 13, 1930; aged 78 y. 1 m. 17 d. She married Christian Brunk Feb. 27, 1872, living in matrimony 58 y. 2 m. 16 d. This union was blessed with 11 children. A son and a daughter died when young. She is survived by her aged husband, 6 sons, 3 daughters, 14 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, 1 brother, and 1 sister. She accepted Christ as her Savior when 14 years old, was baptized and received into the A. M. Church, and was faithful to the end. Funeral services were held May 15 at the home and at the Poole A. M. Church, conducted by Bros. Peter Nafziger, Peter Boshart, and Christian Schultz. Interment in the cemetery nearby.

Brunk. - Mattie, daughter of John and Mattie Nafziger was born June 12, 1889, in Perth Co., Ont.; died in the same community March 22, 1930; aged 40 y. 9 m. 10 d. She was married to Amos, son of Christian and Mattie (Risser) Brunk, March 28, 1918. This union was blessed with 1 daughter (Maurine) and 1 son (Maurice). These two children with her sorrowing husband survive; also 3 sisters and 4 brothers. She accepted Jesus as her Savior and was baptized and received into the A. M. Church in her youth and was faithful to the end. The cause of her death was a tumor in the head which caused her much suffering but which she bore patiently. She died nearly two months before her mother-in-law passed away. Funeral services were held March 25 at the home and at the Poole A. M. Church by Bros. Daniel S. Jutzi, Peter Boshart, and Christian Schultz. Interment in the cemetery nearby.
"Two loving ones from us are gone,
The voices we loved are stilled;
Their places are vacant in our home
That never can be filled."
Peter Boshart

Shantz. - Elmina C., daughter of the late Moses and Rebecca Weber, was born in Waterloo Twp., Ont., Aug. 7, 1881; died at the Kitchener-Waterloo Hospital Sept. 12, 1930; aged 49 y. 1 m. 5 d. At the age of 9 years she was left an orphan and was taken into the home of her uncle, Daniel Weber, where she grew to womanhood. On Jan. 9, 1907, she was married to Norman Shantz. To this union 3 sons and 2 daughters were born. One daughter died in infancy. She is survived by her husband and children, and 2 brothers and 1 sister who mourn her departure. In early youth she accepted Christ and became a member of the Mennonite Church, in which faith she lived an exemplary Christian life, and left bright evidence for the future. She was a member of the Hagey congregation. Funeral services were held at the First Mennonite Church, at Kitchener Sept. 15. Bros. Benjamin B. Shantz and Milo Kauffman were in charge. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.

Litwiller. - Peter J. Litwiller was born in Wilmot Twp., Ont., April 7, 1869; died Sept. 3, 1930; aged 61 y. 4 m. 27 d. In his youth he accepted Christ as his Savior and remained faithful to the end. On Dec. 3, 1889, he was united in marriage to Elizabeth Schwartzendruber, who survives him, with 3 sons, 1 daughter, 4 grandchildren, his aged mother, and 1 sister. On Jan. 11, 1925, he was ordained to the office of deacon in the Wilmot A. M. church , in which office he served diligently, being greatly concerned about the welfare of the church to the end. He was in failing health for the last few years but was about as usual until Sunday evening Aug. 31 when he suddenly took very sick and suffered greatly until Monday evening when he was operated on for a ruptured stomach. He had a great desire to once more see all his children which God granted him, and he gave each of them a parting message. His own testimony was that all was well with his soul. He then peacefully fell asleep Wednesday night, Sept. 3. His father, 2 brothers, and 2 grandchildren preceded him in death. Funeral services were conducted by Bros. Peter Nafziger, Jonas Snider, Daniel Steinman at the St. Agatha A. M. Church. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.
"However painful it may be
To know that he is gone,
The thought is sweet that we may see
Him in that heavenly home."

Kauffman. - Daniel J., eldest child of Jonas and Rachel Kauffman, was born in Holmes Co., Ohio, Oct. 19, 1852; died in the hospital in Salem, Oreg., Sept. 14, 1930; aged 77 y. 10 m. 25 d. At the age of 13 he with his parents moved to Douglas Co., Ill., where he grew to manhood. In 1873 he accepted Christ as his Savior and remained faithful till death. On Jan. 18, 1874, he united in marriage with Susana D. Yoder of Somerset Co., Pa. They were blest with 8 children, 4 boys and 4 girls. Three of these preceded him in death. Those living are: Mrs. Amanda Roth, Amos Kauffman, Daniel Kauffman, Noah Kauffman, and Mrs. Ida Egli. In the year 1879 he with his family moved from Douglas Co., Ill., to Hubbard, Oreg., where they lived on a farm. On Jan. 3, 1917 Mrs. Kauffman preceded him in death. During the last years of his life he spent most of his time taking care of bees. He leaves 5 children, 42 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers, 3 sisters, and a host of friends. Funeral services were conducted at the home of his daughter Amanda Roth, and at Zion Church by N. A. Lind of Albany, Oreg., assisted by Fred Gingerich and the home ministers, A. P. Troyer and E. Z. Yoder. Text, II Tim. 4:7, 8. Burial in Zion Cemetery.
"Father, thou art gone to rest,
Thy sufferings here are o'er;
Thou art happy among the blest,
Now waiting on the other shore."

Graber. - Daniel Graber was born near Noble, Iowa, March 8, 1858. When one year old he moved to the Graber homestead where he lived a few months more than seventy years. On account of his failing health he left the farm about a year ago and moved to his late home where he died Sept. 24, 1930; aged 72 y. 6 m. 16 d. He accepted Christ as his personal Savior in his youth, uniting with Sugar Creek Amish Mennonite congregation near Wayland, Iowa. He never changed his church home and always took an active part in all the functions of his church. His work in this congregation will long be remembered by those that knew him. When but eighteen years of age he served as Sunday school superintendent. He was a special friend of children. For years he conducted a children's service after the regular Sunday-school hour. He was a lover of sacred song and much interested in better congregational singing. He conducted singing classes in the church and community. Many of the middle-aged people of the neighborhood fondly recall the splendid fellowship in these services. In April, 1893, he was called to the ministry by his congregation and served them thirty-seven years. He used the German language mostly in preaching, but could also use the English fluently, which enabled him to be of great service to his church during the period of the language transition. As a minister his labors were not confined to his own congregation, but he was among the first evangelists appointed by Conference. For many years he was secretary of his Conference and when the mission was started in Kansas City he was appointed by Conference to serve on the Local Board. He was a member of this Board as long as his health permitted. He was a man of simple faith. To him the teachings of the Bible were final. This faith, together with good, sound business judgment and personal attainment made him a very useful and appreciated father, neighbor, and fellow-citizen. On March 8, 1892, he was married to Fanny Conrad. Nine children were born to this union. The oldest daughter preceded him in death. He leaves his deeply bereaved wife, two sons; Chris L. and Joseph D.; six daughters; Anna, Mary (Mrs. Ellis Zook), Verna (Mrs. Willard Smith), Elizabeth, Magdalena, and Esther; and a large number of relatives, neighbors, and friends to mourn their loss. The funeral was held Saturday afternoon, at the Sugar Creek church near Wayland, Ia., conducted by Simon Gingerich assisted by S. C. Yoder, D. J. Fisher, and John Y. Swartzendruber. Texts, I Jno. 2:1, 2; I Pet. 1:13. Interment in the cemetery near by.

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Gospel Herald - Vol. XXIII, No. 29 - October 16, 1930, pg 623

STAYROOK.--Morton Robert, son of Bro. Morton and Sister Ruth Stayrook, died Oct. 5, 1930; aged 2 m. 6 d. He is survived by his parents, grandparents, two brothers and other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted in the home at Davidsville, Pa., by S. G. Shetler. At the Blough church, L. A. Blough conducted the opening exercises and S. G. Shetler spoke on the subject, The child. Interment in Blauch Cemetery.

ARBOGAST.--Guy, son of Bro. and Sister Jacob Arbogast, died at Rockingham Memorial Hospital, Harrisonburg, Va., of acute appendicitis, Sept. 22, 1930. His body was brought back to his home at Roaring, West Va., for burial. He was 9 years, 3 months and 4 days old. His father, mother, five brothers, six sisters, and one grandfather survive. Although he was young in years, yet it was the Father's good pleasure to call him home. The knowledge of his presence there will serve as a drawing power to lead his loved ones to endeavor to meet him when they are called away. Funeral services were conducted at Roaring Creek Church near Romney, W. Va., by the brethren, Hiram Weaver and Paul Good.

HILTY.--Adelia Mae, daughter of George and Hannah Hilty of Hammett, Ida., was born Aug. 11, 1925; died Sept. 6, 1930, of cholera infantum at a private hospital at Glen Ferry, Ida. She was an affectionate little girl and is greatly missed in the home. A few days before her death she and her mother were talking about being ready to go to that beautiful place Jesus went to prepare for those who love and obey Him and Adelia said, "I am going there soon." Little Adelia was only sick about 18 hours till she was relieved of her suffering. Because of the nature of the disease she was buried the following day in the cemetery near Glen Ferry with short services at the grave by P. Hurlburt. Her parents are very lonely without her, but try to say with David of old, "She will not return to us, but we can go to her." A Friend.

REESER.--William Jr., son of William and Emma Reeser, was born near Albany, Oreg., Aug. 26, 1928; died in Albany July 9, 1930. He was sick for two weeks with tonsillitis and enlarged glands, but death came unexpectedly. Junior was a loving, affectionate little child, and is greatly missed in the home. He leaves father, mother, 4 brothers, 3 sisters, and 4 grandparents and many other relatives and friends to mourn his passing. An infant sister preceded him in death. Funeral services were held July 11 at the home and at the church by Bros. M. E. Brenneman and Maurice Yoder. Text, Jas. 4:14. Interment in Riverside Cemetery.
"'Tis only a little while and then
A sweet reunion, in heaven again
With the loved ones gone to that happy shore,
Where pain and death can come no more." Parents

KIPFER.-- Christian, eldest son of the late John and Mary Kipfer, died at Tavistock, Ont., Oct. 2, 1930; aged 64 y. 11 m. 12 d. He confessed his Savior in his youth, united with the A. M. Church and remained faithful until death. On Oct. 22, 1885, he was united in marriage to Sister Lena Schlegel. This union was blessed with 2 sons, who died in infancy. He leaves his deeply bereaved wife, 3 brothers, 2 sisters, and a host of other relatives and friends. Bro. Kipfer spent all his life in Canada, except one year when they moved to Thurman, Colo. They returned to Canada. For 28 years they lived in the town of Tavistock, Ont. Funeral services were held at the A. M. Church at East Zora, Oct. 5, 1930, conducted by Bros. Peter S. Zehr, Peter Boshart, and Daniel S. Jutzi. Text, I Cor. 15:57. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
"Brother, thou art sweetly resting,
Here thy toils and cares are o'er,
Pain, and sickness, death, nor sorrow,
Never can distress thee more." By a Friend.

OYER.--John R., son of Christian and Katherine Oyer was born at Roanoke, Ill., June 7, 1896; died very suddenly at his home near Foosland, Ill., Saturday morning, Oct. 4, 1930; aged 34 y. 3 m. 27 d. He accepted Christ as his Savior at the age of 15, united with the East Bend Mennonite Church, and remained a faithful member until death. On Dec. 6, 1921, he was united in marriage with Mary Springer. To this union 5 children were born--4 of whom died in infancy. He leaves a sorrowing wife, one son (Wilmer), 5 brothers (Jacob, Joseph, Samuel, Manuel, and Peter), 4 sisters (Mrs. Wm. Unzicker, Elsie, John Becky, and Mrs. Levi Birky), and a host of other relatives and friends. Two sisters preceded him in death. Funeral services were held at the East Bend Mennonite Church, in charge of Bro. J. A. Heiser, Text, John 11:25. Interment in the East Bend Mennonite Cemetery.
"All is over, hands are folded
On a calm and peaceful breast;
All is over, sufferings ended,
And dear John is now at rest."

WELDY.--Hannah D. (Nuld) Weldy was born in Crawford Co., near Galion, Ohio, Dec. 20, 1856; died Sept. 27, 1930; aged 73 y. 9 m. 7 d. When four years of age she moved with her parents to a farm three and one-half miles southwest of Wakarusa, Ind., where she grew to womanhood. She was converted at the age of twelve and united with the Mennonite Church to which she remained faithful to the end. On Jan. 8, 1878, she was united in marriage with Jacob Weldy. To this union were born eight children of whom four preceded her in death. They were, Irvin, Martha, Elma and Aaron. Surviving are her husband, four children (Mrs. Frank Hartman, Leander, Timothy, and Sylvester), 21 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren, besides many other relatives and friends. She was a faithful wife, a kind and devoted mother, always showing a deep concern for her family. She took a great interest in the Church and her institutions. She was a regular attendant at the sewing circle and in other ways lent a helping hand as opportunity presented itself, when health permitted. Funeral services Sept. 27 at the M. B. C. Church in Wakarusa, conducted by J. W. Christophel and J. S. Hartzler. Burial at the North Union Cemetery.

GARBER.--Frieda Fae, daughter of Peter and the late Maria Cordes, was born near Wasburn, Ill., on Oct. 24, 1900; died at the Methodist Hospital, Peoria, Ill., Sept. 23, 1930; aged 29 y. 10 m. 29 d. In her youth she was confirmed and later joined the United Presbyterian Church. On July 16, 1920, she was united in marriage with Joseph Edward Garber. Three children came to bless this happy union, Arthur Lee, Fae Irene, and Lois Eilien. In 1925 she renewed her covenant with God and was baptized and received as a member of the Metamora Mennonite Church, to which faith she held to the end. She was a strong, healthy woman, always having a smile for every one she met. Her sickness was only brief, the cause being a ruptured appendix. She bore her affliction with a smile, expressing her desire and praying to become well and come home ad bring her children to Jesus; but God in His all-wise providence saw fit to call her home to Himself. She expressed her peace with God and her readiness to go, but her desire was to come home and bring her children to Him. Thus ends the brief life of a happy home. She leaves her broken-hearted husband, three children, her father, two sisters (Mrs. Emma Owen, and Mrs. Pearl Ingold), one brother (Clifford William), and a host of relatives and friends. Her death came as a shock and loud call to the community. "Prepare to meet thy God;" "for in such an hour as ye think not, the Son of man cometh."
"Sweetly rest dear wife and mother,
With all the loved ones gone before,
And may we all prepare to meet you
On that yonder peaceful shore." (By her Husband and Children)
Funeral was held from the Metamora Mennonite Church, services conducted by H. R. Schertz, S. F. Coffman, and A. A. Schrock.

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SHUBERT.--Mary F. Brunk was born July 16, 1859; died Sept. 26, 1930; aged 71 y. 2 m. 10 d. She united with the Mennonite Church in youth, to which she clung to death. On Nov. 11, 1886 she married Henry Shubert of Hagerstown, Md. She is survived by her husband, 1 daughter (Lillian), and 1 brother (David Brunk). Her daughter and her husband tenderly cared for her till she went home. Many friends mourn with these bereaved ones and commend them to God who comforts the sorrowing. Funeral services were conducted at the house and at Reiffs Church near Hagerstown, Md., in charge of Bros. David Lesher, Moses Horst, and Denton Martin.

BOHN.--Irvan Edward, youngest son of Carl and Anna (Egli) Bohn, was born Oct. 3, 1927; died Sept. 14, 1930. He with his parents, a sister and brother, were on their way to church when struck by an automobile coming from a side road. Irvan died almost instantly. He was a child of lovable disposition and never had a sick day in his short stay with us here on earth. He is survived by his parents, 5 brothers (Albert, Ben, Carl, Joe, and Lowie), and one sister (Alma), also many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Mennonite Church, Manson, Iowa, conducted by Bros. B. B. King and Nicholas Stoltzfus.
"God needed one more angel child
Within his shining band;
So reaching down with loving arms
He clasped our darling's hand."
"Sleep on, sweet babe, and take thy rest--
God called thee home, He thought it best."

WYSE.--Ella, wife of Elmer Wyse, was born March 6, 1876, near Archbold, Ohio; died at their home near Elmira, Ohio, Sept. 27, 1930; aged 54 y. 3 m. 21 d. She was united in marriage to Elmer Wyse Dec. 29, 1895. To this union were born 5 children, 8 grandchildren, 4 brothers, 5 sisters, and a host of near relatives and friends. She confessed Christ as her personal Savior in her youth, united with the Amish Mennonite Church, and remained a faithful member until death. Six months ago she was made aware that her body was afflicted with that dreaded disease, cancer. They went to Savannah, Mo., for treatment, which seemed successful for some time; but later internal complications developed, and for three weeks she suffered much but patiently waiting for the Lord's call to come.
"Mother's gone to live beyond this vale
Of sorrow, pain, and care;
And if through life we live for Him,
We'll meet her over there."
Funeral services were held at the Central A. M. Church Sept. 30, 1930, conducted by Levi Glick of Minot, N. D., assisted by S. D. Grieser. Burial in Pettisville cemetery.

MAST.--D. E. Mast was born near Charm, Holmes Co., O., Oct. 16, 1848; died at his late home near Hutchinson, Kans., Sept. 27, 1930; aged 81 y. 11 m. 11 d. His last illness from hardening of the arteries and other complications, was of short duration. He was baptized in November, 1870, and became a member of the Old Order Amish Mennonite Church, in which faith he lived and died. He was married to Katherine Miller in 1870, with whom he lived in matrimony 16 years. To this union were born 9 children, 8 of whom are living. On April 1, 1886, he left Ohio for Hutchinson, Kans., with 8 small children. In 1886 he was married to Elizabeth Stutzman, who died in a little more than 5 years. 4 children were born to this union. In 1893 he was married to Elizabeth Kauffman, with whom he lived in matrimony over 25 years. 3 children were born to this union. In 1920 he married Barbara Helmuth. She preceded him in death in April of this year. He was ordained a deacon in 1891 and in 1914 he was ordained a minister, in which calling he labored faithfully, always testifying for Christ by his life and words. Funeral services were held at the home, conducted by Bros. J. A. Miller, J. H. Miller, Eli Nissley, and John Stutzman (of Arthur, Ill.). Text, Rom. 8.
"Softly and peacefully father passed away,
From earth to heaven to make his stay.
Long and patiently he waited for the call
Now in heaven he is waiting for us all." A Daughter.

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BAUM.--William G. Baum was born in Bedminister township; died at his home in S. Perkasie, Pa., Oct. 6, 1930; aged 49 y. 17 d. He was sick only a few days with an attack of the grippe. Dec. 17, 1904, he was married to Mary Overholt. Surviving are his wife, 2 brother, and 2 sisters. He was a member of the Deep Run Mennonite Church. Funeral services were conducted by Bros. Jacob M. Rush and Wilson L. Overholt.
"My loving husband is gone,
A voice I loved is stilled;
A place is vacant in my home,
Which never can be filled"

CRAWFORD.--Sonnie, infant son of John and Ethel Crawford, was born Sept. 24, 1930, and died the same day. He leaves his parents, 3 brothers, 3 sisters, 2 grandparents, and a host of relatives. One little brother died two years ago. Short services were conducted at the home by Bros. Clyde X. Kaufman and Dan Troyer.
"God left not our baby here.
A garden fairer than this earth
He had for our baby dear,
And took him at the hour of birth
To bloom in heaven instead of here"

OBERHOLTZER.--Annie G. Martin, wife of Jacob S. Overholtzer, was born Jan. 1, 1880; died at the Lancaster General Hospital Sept. 25, 1930, following and operation for goitre; aged 50 y. 8 m. 14 d. She is survived by her husband and 2 children (Vera and Harold), her aged father (Abram S. Martin), 1 sister, and 2 brothers. Funeral services were conducted at the home and at the Hess Mennonite Church by Bros. John Bucher, Benjamin Wenger, and John S. Hess. Text, Isa. 51:11. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
" 'Tis so lonesome here without her,
We were always greeted with a smile.
Yes, mother's gone but soon weíll meet her,
'Twill only be a little while" By the family.

MILLER.--Elizabeth Ann Yoder, daughter of Moses C. and Barbara Yoder was born in Somerset Co., Pa., Oct. 2, 1861; died in Defiance Co., Ohio, Sept. 21, 1930; aged 68 y. 11 m. 19 d. She united with the Old Order Mennonite Church in her youth and was a faithful member to death. She was united in marriage to Benjamin J. Schrock March 18, 1880 and lived in matrimony 42 y. 10 m. 13 d. To this union were born 5 sons and 5 daughters. Her husband, a sister, 1 son and 2 daughters preceded her in death. Her husband died Feb. 1, 1923. On Oct. 23, 1927, she was married to Noah E. Miller. He died Dec. 17, 1927. Funeral services were conducted at the home by Bros. John B. Yoder and Jonas I. Yoder. The remains were laid to rest beside her first husband in Lost Creek Cemetery.

SCHMUCKER.--Lydia, wife of Samuel Schmucker, was born near Archbold, Ohio, Jan. 28, 1881; died at her home near Fayette, Ohio, Oct. 16, 1930; aged 49 y. 8 m. 18 d. On Jan. 15, 1901, she was united in marriage with Samuel Schmucker. There were born to this union 5 sons and 1 daughter. She leaves her sorrowing husband, 4 sons, 1 daughter, 4 grandchildren, 3 brothers, 1 sister, and a host of near relatives and friends. Her parents, a brother, a sister, and an infant son preceded her in death. She accepted Christ in her youth, united with the A. M. Church, and remained a member till death. Funeral services were held Oct. 19, 1930, at the home and at the Central A. M. Church by Pre. Schlatter of the Baptist Church, and Bros. S. D. Grieser and S. S. Wyse. The remains were laid to rest in Lockport Cemetery.
"Oh, how hard to part with mother,
She who loved with us to dwell.
And there is on earth no other
Who can sympathize so well"

HORNING.--Noah B., son of Bro. Harry and Sister Susie Horning, was born May 9, 1917; died of diptheria Oct. 17, 1930; aged 13 y. 5 m. 8 d. He was sick only a few days. There remain to mourn his sudden departure, the parents, the grandparents (Bro. and Sister Joseph Horning, deacon of of the Bowmansville congregation for 35 years), and these brothers and sisters: Harvey, Alvin, Katie, Lizzie, Suie, Eva, Sallie, Joseph, Clayton, Esther, Mabel, Helen, Anna, and Marion, also nephews and nieces. In budding youth it pleased the Lord to call him home. His having been among us and now gone to the eternal home is a drawing power for all thoughtful associates of his. No public services could be held. At an early hour on Sunday, Oct. 19, the married children with their families assembled on th lawn of the bereaved home with the neighbors for a hymn, a scripture (II Sam. 12:18-23) and prayer. He was buried at Bowmansville. Bros. George Horning and M. G. Gehman officated.
"All is over, hands are folded
On a calm and peaceful breast;
All is over, suffering ended
And dear Noah is at rest"

LINVILLE.--Mary Belle Linville died Nov. 4, 1929, in her twenty-sixth year. Two brothers (Walter and Clarence) preceded her in death. She accepted Christ as her Savior and united with the Mennonite Church just a few weeks before her death. She was confined to her room for a few months, but was able to be up at times. With her kind disposition she was always willing to lend a helping hand, inside and outside the family circle. Death came very suddenly and unexpectedly. "In the midst of joy sorrow came" May this be a loud call, that we may be found watching. She is greatly missed by her family and friends, but God knows best and we bow to His divine decree. She leaves her parents (Edwin and Ada Redcav Linville), 2 sisters, 4 brothers, an aged grandmother and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted at the home and t Mellingers Church near Lancaster, Pa., Nov. 7, 1929, by Bros. Elmer Martin, C. M. Brackbill, and David Landis. Text, II Tim. 4:6-8. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
"The golden gates were open wide
A gentle voice said, ëCome.í
And angels from the other side
Welcomed our loved one home"

BOWMAN.--Jonas L. Bowman was born Dec. 17,1864; died while visiting with his daughter, Edna Bowman Weber, at the Mission Home in Toronto, Oct. 16, 1930; aged 66 y. 9 m. 29 d. He was in his ususal good health until a few weeks ago, when he developed acute bronchitis, and later was stricken with paralysis, to which he succumbed after lingering five days. He was predeceased by his first wife (Barbara Koch) about 28 years ago, and by his second wife (Catherine Snider) only last January. He leaves two sisters (Mrs. Henry Bowman and Mrs. Moses Martin), 4 daughters (Seleda, Alice, Mrs. L. S. Weber, and Mrs. J. M. Taylor), 1 step-daughter (Mrs. Roy N. Yoder), besides a host of other relatives and friends. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church with the Kitchener and Waterloo congregations for over forty years. A short funeral service was conducted by L. J. Burkholder of Markham, at the Mission Home, 85 Gledhill Ave., Toronto, on Friday evening, Oct. 17. On the following day the body was sent to Waterloo Mennonite Church, and burial in the First Mennonite Cemetery at Kitchener. Bro. Noah Hunsberger conducted the services, assisted by Bro. Jesse B. Martin. Text, Prov. 4:18.

STUTZMAN.--John H. Stutzman was born near Walnut Creek, Ohio, Dec. 16, 1863; died at his home in Milford Nebr., Oct. 11, 1930; aged 66 y. 9 m. 27 d. At the age of 15 he with his parents moved to near Milford. In 1880 he was married to Katie Erb. They resided on their farm two miles west of Milford until 9 years ago, when they moved to Milford. This union was blessed with 5 sons and 3 daughters. On Dec. 10, 1929, he fell and broke his leg. Sarcoma of the bone set in, which caused his death. In his youth he accepted Christ as his Savior, uniting with the A. M. Church, remaining a faithful membr until death, always filling his place when health permitted. He was a patient sufferer and often expressed his desire to leave this world. His last audible words were, "I want to go home" One son (Lee) and 2 grandsons preceded him to the glory world. He leaves his loving companion, 7 children, 20 grandchildren, 2 brothers, 2 sisters, and a host of relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Milford A. M. church conducted by Bro. Warren Eicher and L. O. Schlegel. Interment in the Milford A. M. Cemetery.
"Rest on, dear father, your labor is o'er,
Your willing hands will toil no more;
A faithful friend, so true and kind,
No more on earth like you weíll find"

GINGERICH.--Catherine (Swartzendruber) Gingerich was born in Johnson Co., Iowa, March 18, 1853. She accepted Christ as her Savior in her youth, uniting with the Amish Church of which her father, Fredrick Swartzendruber, was deacon and her grandfather, Jacob Swartzendruber, was bishop. On March 5, 1871, she was married to Joseph C. Gingerich. Sixteen children were born to this union. In the spring of 1894 she with her family moved to Wright Co., Iowa. In the fall of 1910 they again moved back to Kalona, Iowa. After their return to this community they transferred their membership to the East Union Amish Mennonite Church of which she remained a faithful member until death. On May 24, 1930, she suffered a stroke of paralysis and on June 19, 1930, she passed away very unexpectedly; aged 77 y. 3 m. 1 d. Her husband preceded her in death April 3, 1928. She leaves 8 sons and 2 daughters (Mrs. Elvina Keiser, Daniel, Edward, Fredrick, Amos, Simon, Joseph C., Walter V., Emma, and Ezra), one sister, (Mrs. C. S. Yoder), two brothers (Elias and Shem Swartzendruber), and a large number of relatives and friends to mourn their loss. The funeral was held at East Union Church near Kalona, Iowa, on Sunday afternoon, June 22, conducted by the home minister assisted by J. L. Hershberger and Edward Diener. Texts, Heb. 9:27; Jno. 5:24, 25. Interment by the side of her husband in the cemetery near by.

YODER.--Lydia Yoder, oldest daughter of Eli and Magdalena Kauffman, was born in Mifflin Co., Pa., March 21, 1862; died at her late home in West Liberty, Ohio, Oct. 6, 1930; aged 68 y. 6 m. 15 d. Death was due to heart trouble and other complications, from which she had been ailing for some time. At the age of two years she came with her parents to Wayne Co., Ohio, where they lived until the close of her life. On November 5, 1888, she was united in marriage to J. Oliver Yoder, who preceded her to the Great Beyond just ten weeks to the day and hour. This union was blessed with four children. One son and two daughters died in infancy. One daughter (Stella) remains in the home and had faithfully cared for her afflicted parents until God took them unto Himself, leaving her to face the battles of life without the help of those dearest to her in all the world, father and mother. Sister Yoder confessed Christ as her Savior and united with the Mennonite Church in her youth. Of late years she was unable to attend church services, but bore her affliction with patience, and was often found reading the book dearest to her, the Bible. Besides the daughter, she leaves three brothers (Abner, Levi H. and Jacob Kauffman) and four sisters (Mrs. Annie Detweiler, Misses Fannie and Sallie Kauffman and Mrs. Malinda Detweiler). Funeral services were held at the South Union Church, in charge of Bro. S. E. Allgyer assisted by Bro. A. I. Yoder and Bro. Homer North. Burial in South Union Cemetery.
"Oh, when I think of that heavenly home,
Where all earth's sorrows shall cease,
Free from all care, where no trouble may come,
Dwelling forever in peace;
Where I may see the dear Savior's sweet face
E'en in His likeness to be,
I'm overcome with the thought of His grace,
What a Blest home that must be"

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