Gospel Herald Obituaries - April, 1932

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Gospel Herald - Volume XXV, Number 1 - April 7, 1932 ­ pages 15, 16.

Hollinger ­ Aaron H. Hollinger was born Aug. 7, 1865; died May 19, 1930; aged 64 y. 9 m. 12 d. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church.

"Friends may think we have forgotten,
When at times they see us smile;
But they little know the heartache
That is hidden all the while."
--By the Widow.

Teets ­ Violet Williams Teets of Scottdale, Pa., was born Jan. 5, 1892; died, as a result of serious burns received when her clothing caught fire from an open grate, March 27, 1932; aged 39 y. 9 m. 22 d. She was a member of the Baptist Church, but had been an attendant at the services of the Mennonite Church for a number of years. Services were held at the Mennonite Church, with Bros. J. L. Horst, J. R. Shank, and J. W. Hess participating. Interment was made in the Scottdale cemetery.

Siegrist ­ Ruth L. Siegrist of Chambersburg, Pa., was born Sept. 23, 1905; died March 9, 1932; aged 26 y. 5 m. 16 d. She was not in strong health for a number of years, but her death came as a result of a two weeks' illness. She is survived by one brother, J. Harvey Siegrist, Upland, Calif.; and two sisters, Mrs. Irvin Diller and Mrs. Norman Frey of Chambersburg. She was a member of the Mennonite Church since early youth. Services were held at her late home and at the Chambersburg Mennonite Church on March 15 by Bros. Harvey E. Shank and J.C. Clemens. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.

Hershey ­ John F. Hershey was born Oct. 25, 1845; died May 20, 1930; aged 84 y. 5 m.
25 d. His wife, Susan Hershey was born Jan. 19, 1846; died March 11, 1932; aged 86 y. 1 m. 22 d. The following survive: 3 sons (Jacob, Charles, and Allen), 4 granddaughters, and 11 great-grandchildren. This aged couple is missed in our beloved church at Gerbers. Sister Hershey had been deprived of her hearing for many years, but she seemed cheerful and had her place in the church whenever health permitted. The home minister, H. H. Loose, had charge of short service at the house March 15, and at the Gerber church. Burial in adjoining cemetery.

Lantz ­ Ammon and Harvey Lantz died of complications of scarlet fever. They were sons of Benjamin and Mary Lantz of Atglen, Pa. Ammon was born July 18, 1929; died Jan. 10, 1932; aged 2 y. 6 m. 1 d. He was sick only 3 days. Harvey was born Sept. 15, 1930; died Feb. 10, 1932; aged 1 y. 5 m. 4 d. He was sick 5 weeks. The following brothers and sisters survive: Minerva, Marion, Melvin, and Ernest. A brother and sister departed this world 4 years ago. They blossomed on earth to blood in heaven. All was done that loving hands could do, so we humbly bow to God's will, and say, "Thy will be done."

"Dear little blossoms, too tender to stay;
God, in His love, took our darlings away.
Not from out memory and not from our love.
But to dwell with the angels in heaven above."
--By an Aunt.

Hollinger ­ Benjamin Allan Hollinger, son of Mahlon S. and Katie Leaman Hollinger, was born near Lampeter, Lancaster Co., Pa., April 20, 1931; died at his home March 8, 1932, after a brief illness of pneumonia; aged 10 m. 18 d. He leaves to mourn his early departure, parents, 3 brothers, and 3 sisters (Elma, Melvin, Lloyd, Mary, Grace, and J. Clair). One little sister, Verna, preceded him in death. Little Allan contracted measles when only a few weeks old and was never very strong. He is sadly missed in the home, but we humbly submit to His will. Brief services were held in the home March10 by Bro. Elmer Martin, with further services at Mellinger's Mennonite Church by Bro. David Landis. His little body was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery.

"Sweet little flower, too tender to stay,
God in His mercy took our darling away;
Not from our memory, not from our love,
But to dwell with the angels in heaven above."

Rhodes ­ Mattie L. Rhodes, wife of Robert Rhodes and daughter of John W. And the later Kathryn Lindamood, was born Feb. 21, 1899 near Timberville, Va. She died at her house near Broadway, Va., Jan. 30, 1932; aged 32 y. 11 m. 9 d. She was afflicted with tuberculosis for almost 3 years. During the early part of her illness she spent some months at Catawba Sanatorium. Her health since seemed much improved until about Christmas time when she took pleurisy. From that time on she grew steadily weaker. She was of cheerful disposition, always had ready smile, and bore her afflictions without complaint. Previous to her going to the Sanatorium, she expressed her desire to become a Christian, and together with her husband, united with the Mennonite Church. Besides her husband, she is survived by 4 small children: Robert, Charles, Donald, and Nancy; her father; 3 sisters, and 3 brothers. Funeral services were conducted Feb. 1 in the home by Bro. Lewis Shank, and at the Zion Church by Bro. P. E. Shank. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.

Showalter ­ Mary J. Showalter, daughter of the late David G. Heatwole, was born Jan. 3, 1842; died Feb. 6, 1932; aged 90 y. 1 m. 3 d. She was united in marriage with Daniel Showalter who preceded her in death almost 45 years. Nine children were born to this union, four of whom survive: Albert, Minnie, Ollie (Mrs. David Eimen, of Wellman, Iowa), and Howard with whom she made her home. All through the early years of her widowhood she struggled bravely and courageously, managing the farm and rearing her family until the youngest child became of age, and took over the home farm, where she continued to live until her death. She is also survived by 24 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, and 1 half-sister, Mrs. John Shank. She was a consistent member of the Mennonite Church, and was highly respected by all who knew her. She was very active for a woman of her age. She was able to be about until48 hours before her departure. Funeral services were conducted Feb. 9 at Trissels Church by Nros. A.D. Wenger and P. E. Shank. Text, Heb. 11: 15. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.

Short ­ John C. Short, son of Christian and Anna Short, was born near Archbold, O., Oct. 28, 1857; died at his home in the same locality Thursday morning, March 17, 1932; aged 74 y. 4 m. 19 d. He was the last of a family of 9 children to answer to the death call. He was united in marriage with Lydia Short, Jan. 20, 1881. They shared the joys and sorrows of life together for a little over 51 years. This union was blessed with 11 children-4 sons and 7 daughters. He leaves to mourn his sudden departure, his deeply bereaved wife, 3 sons, and 5 daughters: Adam, Clinton, Mrs. Oliver Short of Stryker, Ohio. Eddie, Mrs. Eli King of West Liberty, Ohio, Mrs. Jefferson Wyse, Mrs. Clarence Leu, and Mrs. Verden Grieser of Archbold, Ohio. Also 27 grandchildren and a large number or relatives and friends. Three children preceded him in death. Bro. Short accepted Christ as his Savior in his youth, and united with the Amish Mennonite Church. He remained true to that faith until the end. Bro. Short was a faithful, devoted husband, father, and member of the church. He always took a deep interest in the welfare of the church and his family.

"Father dear, we do miss thee;
Thou hast gone from us away,
To rejoice with they dear Savior.
In the realms of endless day."
--The Family.

Culp ­ Nancy Culp, daughter of John and Nancy Brenneman, was born in Fairfield Co., Ohio, Sept 3, 1841; departed this life March 15, 1932; aged 90 y. 6 m. 12 d. She moved with her parents to Allen Co., Ohio, when she was but a child. She lived here the remainder of her life. She was ill for two months On June 20, 1861, she was married to David Culp who departed this life Sept. 20, 1911. To this union were born 11 children, 2 daughters preceding their parents in death. She leaves to mourn their loss, 2 sons, 7 daughters, 28 grandchildren 45 great-grandchildren, and a hot of other relatives and friends. She with her husband united with the Mennonite Church in her early married life, in which faith she remained to the end. Her quiet, peaceful life won for her the admiration of all who knew her. Through her death, the church has lost one who was always faithful in attendance when health permitted, and the children have been bereft of a kind, loving mother. Our loss is her eternal gain. Funeral services were conducted at the home, and at the Central Mennonite Church in Elida, O., by M. L. Troyer and Andrew Brenneman. Text, Psa., 90:9. A large concourse of people assembled to pay a last tribute of respect to the departed sister.

Hollinger ­ Mabel Elmira Hollinger, the 16-year-old daughter, and only child of Wayne S. and Susan Hertzler Hollinger of Guthriesville, Pa., died March 9, 1932, after an illness of 10 days of a nervous breakdown. She confessed Christ lately, and was a teacher in the Bible School of the East Brandywine Baptist Church. She was loved by all who knew her. God had sent her to brighten the home of her parents, but yet how soon has He taken her away. It is indeed hard to giver her up, but may we humbly submit to the Lord's will and say, "Thy will be done." She leaves her heart-broken parents, her maternal grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Amos Hertzler of Honeybrook), her paternal grandmother (Mrs. Elizabeth Hollinger of Goodville), and a number of aunts and uncles. Services were held at her home March 12, and at the Frazer Mennonite Church by the pastor of the Baptist church and Bro. Swanenburg. Burial in adjoining cemetery.

"Through all pain at times she'd smile,
A smile of heavenly birth;
And when the angels called her home,
She smiled farewell to earth.
Heaven retaineth now our treasure,
Earth the lonely casket keeps;
And the sunbeams love to linger,
Where our sainted Mable sleeps."
--By her Grandmother.

Ranck ­ Edwin Guy Ranck of Paradise, Pa., died Feb. 3 1932, after a two weeks' illness of pneumonia; aged 30 y. 9 d. He leaves to mourn their loss, his sorrowing companion (Sister Helen Hershey), 4 sons (Lester, Arthur, Donald, and Frederick), his mother, 2 sisters and 2 brothers. Baby Raymond preceded him in death 18 months before. He was a faithful member of the Paradise Mennonite Church, having confessed Christ as his Savior in early youth. His desire was that he might be spared to help raise his family, but if the Lord willed otherwise he was perfectly resigned to His will, ready and willing to go. He was much concerned about his little boys, asking to have them placed in good Christian homes so they be brought up in the Christian religion. He left a bright and shining testimony that all was well. Why he had to be taken from our home when needed so badly, we cannot understand, but God knows best. He doeth all things well. Funeral services were held from Paradise Mennonite Church Feb. 6, conducted by Bros. Abram Martin and Jacob Mellinger. All services were held from the church because of the serious illness of little Donald, who was suffering from the same disease that took daddy away from us.

"Beautiful rest for the weary;
Well deserved rest for the true,
When our life's journey is ended,
We shall again be with you."

Senger ­ John B. Senger, son of Cyrus and Lydia (Gehman) Senger, was born Nov. 13, 1850: died March 15, 1932 at the home of Bro. Samuel B. Weaver, near Waynesboro, Va., where he took sick on his way home from Florida. He was aged 81 y. 4m. 2 d. On Oct. 24, 1872, he was united in marriage to Maagdalene Rutter. Together they trod life's pathway over 59 years. To this union were born 3 daughters and 4 sons. One daughter and two sons preceded him in death. Surviving him are his wife and 4 children: Harry R. , Sanford H., Mrs. Harry w. Winters, and Mrs. W. S. Schum. On Jan. 18, 1900, he was ordained to the ministry, having served faithfully in this capacity over 32 years. He was intensely interested in the work of the church. His one reason for leaving Tampa so early this years was his great desire to meet and learn to know the large class of applicants that were being instructed at Kinsers, Pa., previous to baptism. In his earlier years he was actively engaged in evangelistic work. He was engaged in business nearly all his life, but he never let it interfere with his church work. His life was a life of service for others. He never though of himself and was never too busy or too tired to help others, both in spiritual and temporal ways. The past 6 years he spent part of the winter months in Tampa, Fla., where he helped to establish the mission. Here he won many friends by his kind, loving, unselfish life. It gave him much pleasure to visit and comfort the sick and afflicted. Inn his passing away, the home lost a loving father, the church a faithful servant, and the community a real friend. Funeral services were held March 10, at the home by C.M. Brackbill, and at the Hershey's church by Jacob Mellinger, Abram Martin, and Henry Lutz. Text, II Tim. 4: 7, 8.

Transcribed by Marcia Bickel, Kansas

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Gospel Herald - Volume XXV, Number 2 - April 14, 1932 ­ pages 45, 46, 47

Rider ­ Anna Rider was born April 2, 1845; died March 21, 1932; aged 86 y. 11 m. 19 d. She is survived by 1 daughter (Mrs. Jacob Grubb) and 1 grandchild. Her husband preceded her in death. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church, worshipping with the believers at Stauffer's Church, near Elizabethtown, Pa. Funeral services were held from the home of her daughter (with whom she lived), also at the Stauffer Church, conducted by Bro. Noah Risser. Burial in adjoining cemetery. Text, Psa. 116: 15.

Ebersole ­ Sister Emma (Witmer) Ebersole, wife of Bro. John L. Ebersole, was born Ec. 11, 1859; died April 3, 1932; aged 72 y.3 m. 20 d. She is survived by her husband, 3 sons, 4 daughters, and 29 grandchildren. She was a member of the Chambersburg, Pa., Mennonite Church for many years and a regular attendant at services when health permitted. Funeral services were conducted at the home by Bro. J. S. Burkholder and at the Chambersburg Mennonite Church by Bros. H. E. Shank and D. E. Kuhns. Text, Matt. 21: 44.

Gish ­ Sister Emma Gish was born June 12, 1872; died March 25, 1932; aged 59 y. 9 m. 13 d. She had been ailing for some time, but as the scripture says, "In such an hour as you think not, the Son of man cometh;" so her family found that she passed to her reward while they slept. She was a member of the Mennonite Church, worshipping at Elizabethtown. She is survived by 1 daughter, with whom she lived, and 2 grandchildren.
Funeral services were held from her home on March 28, conducted by Noah Risser and the Lutheran minister. Burial in the Mt. Tunnel Cemetery.

Rohrer ­ Jacob K. Rohrer was born Jan. 11, 1860; died March 24, 1932, at his home in Manheim, Pa. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for 48 years. He is survived by his widow, 2 daughters, and 1 son (Mabel, wife of Henry W. Bucher; Mary and Joseph), also 1 sister (Mrs. Benj. Peters). Services were conducted by Bros. Samuel Lehman, Isaac Brubaker, and Henry Lutz. Interment in Kauffman Cemetery.

"Weep not for me, my family dear,
Nor shed for me the sorrowing tear;
I am not dead but only sleep-
My silent slumber, oh how sweet."

Falb ­ Maria Steiner Falb was born near Mr. Eaton, O., Aug. 11, 1853; died of apoplexy March 18, 1932; aged 78 y. 7 m. 7 d. Aug. 19, 1875 she was married to Abraham Falb, who departed this life 16 years ago. She is survived by 3 sons and 3 daughters (John, David, Elias, Mrs. Amos Nussbaum, Mrs. Albert Baumgartner, and Mrs. Sarah Snavely); also 1 brother (Sam Steiner), 4 sisters, and 17 grandchildren. She was a faithful member of the Sonnenberg Church from her youth, and a devout Christian and loving mother. Funeral services were held March 20 at the home of Louis Amstutz, and at the church by J. S. Moser, J. Neuenschwander, and I. J. Buchwalter.

Dintaman ­ Susan, daughter of Isaiah and Mary (Gearig) Seidner, was born May 2, 1890; died March 24, 1932; aged 41 y. 11 m. 22 d. She was united in marriage to Wm. Dintaman Jan. 15, 1917. To this union were born 10 children. One son (Carl Edward) preceded her to the home beyond seven days before, leaving to mourn her departure, her husband, 6 sons, 3 daughters, mother, 2 brothers, 4 sisters, 6 uncles, 5 aunts, and many other relatives. She united with the Church of the Brethren in the summer of 1917 of which church she remained a member until death. Funeral services were conducted at the home and at the Church of the Brethren by Bro. Eric E. Bontrager, assisted by Bro. Joseph Sherrick of the Brethren Church.

Heisey ­ Samuel S. Heisey was born Dec. 18, 1842; fell asleep in Jesus March 23, 1932; aged 89 y. 3 m. 5 d. He was a faithful member of the Elizabethtown, Pa., congregation being present whenever health permitted. Although his ears were very dull of hearing, he still had the desire for the fellowship of the believers. He shall be greatly missed in the church and community. He is survived by 2 sons (Samuel and John), and a daughter, with whom he made his home. Funeral services were held from his late home and at the Elizabethtown Mennonite Church, March 26, conducted by Bros. John Ebersole, Noah, Risser, and Samuel Frey. Burial in the Mt. Tunnel cemetery. Text, II Tim. 4: 6-8.

Hooley ­ Fannie R. Hooley, was born near Reedsville, Pa., May 22, 1857; died March 28, 1932; aged 74 y. 10 m. 6 d. She leaves 2 brothers (Stephen M., with whom she lived and Joseph A.), also quite a number of nieces and nephews who mourn her passing. Early in life she united with the Belleville Mennonite Church, and lived a consistent life to the end. Although for the past four years she was deprived of the privilege of attending her church services, she was always appreciative of songs and services when visited. Funeral services were conducted at her home March 31, by Bro. E. D. Hess from the text of her choice, I Cor. 15: 50-57. She also requested that the hymns "My Jesus, as Thou Wilt," and "Some Sweet Day," be sung. Burial in the Hooley Cemetery.

Shantz ­ Elizabeth Shantz (commonly known as "Aunt Betty"), widow of the late Bro. Aaron B. Shantz, who predeceased her about nine years ago, died at her home near Kitchner, Ont., on March 26, in her 84th year. Last September she had the misfortune to fall and injure her hip, after which time she was bedfast and suffered great pain at times and she had a great desire to go and be with Jesus. Sister Shantz united with the Mennonite Church about 54 years ago and remained faithful to the end. She is survived by 1 brother (Henry Eby), 2 adopted children (Mrs. Clara McLeod and Abram Otterbein), and 6 grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the First Mennonite Church, Kitchner, on March 29, conducted by C. F. Derstine and U. K. Weber. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Beachey ­ Sarah Mast Beachey was born near Walnut Creek, O., April 30, 1886; died at Dundee, O., Mar. 26, 1932; aged 45 y. 10 m. 26 d. On Sept. 2, 1915, she was married to Andrew Beachey. To this union were born 2 sons-Sidney and Merle. She leaves her husband and 2 sons, an aged father (Moses A. Mast), 1 sister (Mrs. John Hostetler), 4 brothers (Sanford, Corsan, Albert, and Gillespie), and a host of relatives and friends. Her mother and 4 sisters preceded her in death. She united with the Walnut Creek Mennonite Church in her youth, and remained faithful to the end. She may well be remembered by her devotions in the home and to her Lord. She was of a very cheerful disposition, radiating a joy that met a response from every one who came into her fellowship. Death, in general, was due to heart failure, for she had a weak heart for many years. Funeral services were in charge of the brethren O. N. Johns and A. W. Miller. Text, Matt: 24: 42-44. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.

Milnes ­ Arthur Milnes was born in Elland, England, March 7, 1878; died at his home in Canton, Ohio, on March 20, 1932; aged 54 y. 13 d. In 1900 he was married to Matilda Woodcock. To this union were born 13 children; one of these died in infancy. For about thirteen years he had lived a Christian life. He had attended the Canton Mission for a number of years, and last October he and his wife were received into the fellowship of the Mennonite Church. Since last summer he had been afflicted with cancer of the liver. But in all his sickness he had a strong testimony for his Master. Finally on March 20 the Lord called him away. He leaves his widow and twelve children, some of whom are still quite young (Fannie, wife of Albert Lawrence; Mrs. Emma Ford; Clara, wife of Edward Inman; Ruth, Arthur, George, James, Arnold, Mabel, Robert and Charles Milnes; and Agnes, wife of Raymond Charton). Funeral services were held on March 23. Services at the home by Bro. Rogers, followed by preaching service at the Mission Church by Bro. O. N. Johns.

Shirey ­ Victoria Shirey, daughter of Boyd and Caroline Shannon, was born at Princeton, Ind., Nov. 8, 1855; died in Allen Co., Ind., March 24, 1932; aged 76 y. 4 m. 15 d. In 1872 she was united in marriage to Wash Shirey, to which union were born 5 sons and 1 daughter. Her husband and 3 sons preceded her in death. In early womanhood she was converted and united with the M. E. Church. Later she transferred her membership to the U. B. Church, and still later to the Mennonite Church, of which she was a member until death. Sister Shirey was very patient in all her sufferings. She was in a helpless condition for a number of years, waiting to exchange the cross for the crown. She leaves 2 sons and 1 daughter (Charley, George, and Victoria), 3 sisters, 4 brothers, 6 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren; also a host of relatives and friends. The funeral was held in the Mennonite Church, conducted by the Brethren J. S. Neuhauser and A. S. Miller. Text, Psa. 23. Burial in the Leo Cemetery.

"Farewell, dear mother, sweet be thy rest,
Weary with years and worn with pain;
Farewell till in some happy place,
We shall behold your face again."

Schrock ­ Lucille R., daughter of Joe and Lydia Schrock, was born Dec. 19, 1922, in Milford, Neb., died at the same place on March 19, 1932; age 9 y. 3 m. She leaves a heart-broken father and mother, and the following brothers and sisters: Lee, Edward, Joe Jr., Nellie L., Harry Monroe, Robert Leroy, and Wilma Naomi; also a grandfather, uncles, aunts, and a host of relatives and friends. Lucille had a sweet disposition, and her sweet smiles and lovely voice had won her many friends. She was very much interested in the Bible, especially in the precious Book of St. John. She was ill with spinal meningitis for only a week, and suffered intensely during the last days of her life. God in His mercy relieved her of all pain and suffering, and called her to join 3 brothers and 1 sister in the heavenly home above, where the circle will never be broken. We pray in our humbleness that some day we'll meet them over yonder. Memorial services were held at the East Fairview Church, April 3, in charge of J. E. Zimmerman.

"No one heard the footsteps
Of the angel drawing near,
Who took from earth to heaven,
The one we loved so dear."

Hostetler ­ Elizabeth, daughter of the late S. B. Miller and widow of the late Elias M. Hostetler, was born in LaGrange Co., Ind., Dec. 17, 1847; died at her late home in LaGrange Co., Ind., March 2, 1932; aged 84 y. 2 m. 15 d. Both parents died a number of years ago. In 1889 she was married to Elias M. Hostetler, who had been bereft by the death of his first wife several years before. In this new relation with this home, she at once assumed in a Christian, motherly attitude, the duties as a help meet for her husband and a mother of the children of the first union. Of those there remain the following: Rudy E. Hostetler, Mrs. Libbie Mishler, and Silvia Mehl who lived with her in the late home. She also leaves 22 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren by her foster family relation, 1 sister (Mrs. Paul J. Hostetler), 2 brothers (Pre. Y.C. Miller, and Bishop S. C. Miller), many nephews and nieces, besides a host of other relatives and friends. In her early life she became a member of the Mennonite Church. In this faith she labored unto the end, always expressing the joy that comes through salvation by Jesus Christ. Funeral services were held at the Emma Mennonite Church in charge of the home ministers, M. J. Yoder and O. S. Hostetler.

Gochnauer ­ Mary H., daughter of Benj. H., Sr., and the later Elizabeth (Herr) Gochnauer, was born April 11, 1884. She was a patient sufferer. When she would mention it, she would say, "I don't mean to complain," or "Christ suffered much and He had no sin." She could not sleep well during the night, but said, "I am not alone." She was a friend to all, especially the children. They were never forgotten by Aunt Mary. She leaves her father, 1 sister (Emma), and 4 brothers (Harry, Adam, Benj. Jr., and Edwin). She had been in Lancaster for a while, but went to her old home Mar. 20, from where the Lord called her from a world of pain and sorrow to that of peace and happiness. Her body was laid to rest beside that of her brother, Ezra, and her mother, in the New Danville, Pa., Cemetery. Services were held at the home by Bros. Aaron Harnish and Maris Hess, and at the church by Bros. John Mosemann and Jacob Thomas. The text at both places was, "And Mary hath chosen that good part, that shall not be taken away from her."

"Why should our tears in sorrow flow,
When God recalls His own;
I am not dead, but only sleep-
My silent slumber, oh how sweet!"

Bear ­ Margaret Jane, daughter of Frank and Margaret (Hicks) Bear, was born June1, 1922; died Mar. 29, 1932; aged 9 y. 9 m. 29 d. She leaves father, mother, 3 sisters (Rowena, Mabel, and Huldah), and 7 brothers (Paul, Clarence, Harold, Manford, Joseph, Norman, and Jacob). One brother preceded her into the spirit world in infancy. Also surviving are many friends and schoolmates who remembered her during her sickness by sending her presents and letters to cheer her, which she greatly appreciated. She was a girl of a loving disposition, and was spoken of by her teachers as a model scholar. She was very patient during all her long illness. She had hopes of getting well to the very last. Her last words were, "I want you all to pray for me." Margaret has left us a testimony of the saving grace of our Blessed Lord which we will never forget. We will miss her greatly in our family devotion, and will ever remember her prayer. Funeral services were held March 31 at the Cascade Church near Cloverdale, Ohio, by G. H. Brunk, S. G. Shenk, and O. B. Shenk. Text, II Kings 4: 26. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.

"Renew my will from day to day.
Blend it with Thine and take away
All now that makes it hard to say,
'Thy will be done.'"

Sensenig ­ Elmer F., son of Elam W. And the late Emma Frey Sensenig, was born near Akron, Pa., Dec, 1900; died at Sunnyrest Sanatorium, White Haven, Pa., Mar. 6, 1932; aged 31 y. 2 m. 9 d. He had been in failing health over a year. May 7, 1923, he was united in marriage to Florence M. Brubaker of East Petersburg. Surviving him are his wife, father, 4 children (Evelyn, Miriam, Paul, and Wilbur), 4 brothers (Clayton F., Elam Jr., James, and Ralph), and 5 sisters (Elva, Mabel, Susan, Lena, and Ruth). He was a member of the East Petersburg Mennonite Church, at which place he was baptized and received into fellowship during his teens. He was much concerned about his children, and desired to get well for their sake; but told his wife who was by his bedside the few last days that he wanted to be resigned to God's will. His last request was, "See that the children are kept in Sunday school." Services were held at the home of his father by Frank N. Krieder, and at the East Petersburg Church by Bros. John Gochanauer and Isaac Brubaker. Burial in adjoining cemetery.

"I cannot say, and I will not say
That he is dead-he is just away;
With a cheery smile, and a wave of the hand,
He has wandered into an unknown land,
And left us dreaming how very fair,
It needs must be, since he lingers there."

Landis ­ Martha (Buckwalter) Landis was born near Hinkletown, Pa., Aug. 25, 1871; died March 27, 1932; aged 60 y. 7 m. 2 d. On Sept. 30, 1894 she was married to Abram A. Landis of Juniata Co., Pa. They together gave their hearts to God and became members of the Mennonite Church the following spring, to which vow she remained faithful until she fell asleep. To this union were born 5 children. A son (Edgar S.) preceded her in death just 16 years ago at the age of almost 19 years. She leaves a sorrowing husband, 1 son (Abram Jr.), 3 daughters (Mabel, Mary wife of Titus Horst, and Esther wife of Reynolds Minnich); also 6 grandchildren. She was a devoted wife and mother, her prayers answered in this that she has seen all her children consecrate their lives to the service of the Master in their tender years and choosing for life partners those of like precious faith, which she so much desired. She was a devoted companion to her husband all these years and a great source of inspiration, especially during the years of his ministry. Her loyalty and wise counsel never failed him. The funeral, which was the largest ever held at the Ephrata Church, was conducted by Bro. Benj. G. Wenger at the house and Bros. Noah L. Landis. Amos S. Horst, John Bucher and John W. Weaver at the church. Texts, Rev. 14:13 and II Cor. 4: 17. The unfading beauty of her life will still stand and remain as a testimony and a monument of the grace of God.

Hostetler ­ Elias M., son of Moses J. and Elizabeth Hostetler, was born in Holmes Co., Ohio, Oct. 3, 1842; died at his home near Topeka, Ind., Feb. 26, 1932; aged 89 y. 4 m. 22 d. In 1866 he was married to Lydia, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jonas Schrock, she having died on Dec. 12, 1887. To this union were born the following children: Adam E., Eva Burkholder, Rudy E., Joh, Libbie Mishler, Alma, Silvia Mehl who lives in the home of the now deceased. On March 15, 1889, he was married to Elizabeth Miller who now survives, though being afflicted for a number years. His life cam to a sudden end while having gone outside of the house after some coal for his heating stove. A short time later he was found by his two daughters, lifeless. In his departure he leaves his sorrowing companion, 1 son, 2 daughters, 1 brother (J. J. Hostetler), 21 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren, and many relatives and friends. In his early life he united with the Mennonite Church and continued in this faith unto his death. Though suffering sickness in the home for a number of years, his interest and attendance at church services was always appreciated. In the community he was always looked to as a man having good judgment, practicing patience and a good attitude toward all, having lived at his late home for 61 years. Funeral services were held at the Mennonite Church at Emma, in charge of the home ministers, M. J. Yoder and O. S. Hostetler.

Royer ­ Adam Royer was born in Lebanon Co., Pa., June 28, 1848; died at his home near Orrville, Ohio, March 23, 1932; aged 83 y. 9 m. 25 d. He was united in marriage to Elizabeth M. Eshleman, July 30, 1874. To this union were born 1 son and 6 daughters. His life companion and 1 daughter (Mrs. Albert McFadden), preceded him in death. June 4, 1903, he was married to Magdalena Yoder, who also preceded him in death July 11, 1922. He is survived by the following children: Mrs. Edwin, King, Mrs. S. S. King, Mrs. Wm. Kohler, Mrs. Edward Hooley, Mrs. Wm. Greiner, and Allen Royer; also 19 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, 1 brother, and 1 sister. Bro. Royer as a young man was engaged in the teaching profession, training our youth for future usefulness in life. He served the community in various ways, giving advice and council wherever desired and needed. His delight was to see others prosper, succeed, and be happy. He lived a devoted Christian life, worshiping with the Church of the Brethren, and later with the Oak Grove Mennonite congregation. He remained faithful and loyal in the service of his Lord and Master, helping to advance the cause of Christ, and to build up the kingdom of God. May our loss be his eternal gain. Services were conducted by the brethren C. Z. Yoder, David McFadden, and J. S. Gerig. Interment in the East Chippewa Cemetery.

"Sleep thy last sleep, free from care and sorrow;
Rest where none weep, till the eternal morrow.
Though dark waves roll o'er the silent river,
Thy fainting soul, Jesus can deliver."

Blauch ­ Levi, son of the late Emanuel and Mary Ream Blauch, was born near Krings, Pa., Dec. 2, 1851; died in the home of Ammon Kaufman, Davidsville, Pa., March 20, 1932; aged 80 y. 3 m. 27 d. His first wife, Barbara Yoder, died as a result of severe burns caused by the explosion of a lamp. To this union were born two children. Simon was killed by overturning of an army truck in the Philippine Islands. Minnie, wife of Ray Shaffer with whom they lived for a number of years, lives in Johnstown, Pa. His second wife was Katie Thomas Miller, whose husband died many years ago. He was baptized and received into the Mennonite Church on May 15, 1875, thus having been a member for over 56 years. Many of the Herald readers were acquainted with him through his frequent correspondence and article in the church papers. When the Sunday school was organized in the Stahl Church he was elected its first superintendent. A few months ago the brother was quite sick but recovered to his usual heath. On Saturday evening and Sunday morning and evening he attended services in the Stahl and Blauch churches. While visiting in the home above mentioned his head dropped forward while engaged in a conversation and Bro. Kaufman caught him before he fell to the floor. The soul had taken its flight. Beside his wife and daughter, he is survived by 2 brothers, 1 sister, 4 step-daughters, 1 step-son, and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted in the home of his daughter by S.G. Shetler and in the Stahl church by S. G. Shetler, assisted by L. A. Blough. The body was laid away in the Stahl Cemetery.

Herr ­ Bro. Aaron B. Herr, was born Oct. 20, 1846; died March 25, 1932; aged 85 y. 5 m. 6 d. He was the last of his family, or of the family of the late Rudolph and Barbara Brenneman Herr of West Hempfield Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa. He died on the place where his parents moved in their early housekeeping. His companion preceded him in 1925. Bro. Herr and his companion joined the Mennonite Church in their early married life, about 1872. They had their membership at Chestnut Hill until 1903, when they moved to the Mountville Church. When his companion died in 1925 he made his home again on the old homestead with one of his daughters, taking up his membership again at Chestnut Hill. He was a faithful member, present whenever health permitted, though of late years he was not always there. His eyesight was also failing, and he could not recognize people. Shortly before his death he said, "I have long ago committed myself to Him who is able to take care of me in the future." The following children survive: John M. Herr, Elizbeth Herr (wife of Bro. Paris Garber), and Minnie Herr (wife of Harry Musser). Also 10 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. The children have lost a kind father, and the Church a staunch pillar. Services were held from his late home on Tuesday, March 29, by the home minister, S. E. Ebersole, with further services at the Habecker's Mennonite Church by Bros. Henry E. Lutz and Jacob C. Habecker. Texts, Job 7: 17; Acts 13:36. Burial in cemetery adjoining church.

Bergey ­ David Bergey was born in Preston, Ont., on July 3, 1845. He passed to his eternal reward on March 25, 1932; aged 86 y. 8 m. 22 d. At the age of 4 he with his parents moved to Manheim, Ont., where he grew to manhood. In his youth he prepared himself for the teaching profession, which he followed for twenty-five years. The greater part of his life he also engaged in farming. He also served the community as conveyancer and administrator of many estates. As a young man he united with the Mennonite Church, and in 1885 be with his family moved to a farm near New Dundee, Ont. Immediately he became interested in the activities of the Church, one of these being the founding of S. S. in the Blenheim congregation. On Dec. 29, 1889, he was ordained to the office of deacon, in which capacity he faithfully served until a few years before his death. His place in the church services was seldom vacant. For many years he served as secretary of the Mennonite Conference of Ontario, including the work of several committees. He also was president of the local branch of the Upper Canada Bible Society for a number of years in recognition of which the Society presented him with a life membership certificate upon his retirement a few years ago. On Dec. 31, 1872, he was united in the holy bonds of matrimony to Louisa, oldest daughter of Pre. Moses S. Bowman, in which union they lived for 59 years. They were blessed with 4 sons and 3 daughters. The mother, 1 son (Ezra), predeceased him. Three survive: Gilbert, Milton, Herbert, Mrs. Menno Nahrgang, and Mrs. Fred Miller; also 12 grandchildren, 2 brothers, and 1 sister. He enjoyed good health until within a few hours of his death, which was the result of an acute heart attack. He will be missed in the home, in the Church, and in the community. He left a bright testimony. His daily prayer was, "If thou Lord shouldst take any of us from this world before this day is over, may we be prepared to meet thee in peace." Funeral services were held March 28, from the home of his son, Gilbert, and at the Blenheim Mennonite Church where a large concourse of people had assembled to show their respect. Services were conducted at the house by M. H. Shantz, and at the church by Bros. M. Hallman and S. F. Coffman. Text, II Tim. 4: 7, 8. Interment in adjoining cemetery.

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Gospel Herald - Volume XXV, Number 3 - April 21, 1932 ­ pages 62, 63

Ebersole ­ John Paul, son of Ira and Effie Ebersole, was born July 1, 1931, near Marshallville, O., at which place he died, aged 8 m. 12 d. He is survived by his parents, two sisters (Mary Ruth and Anna Mae), four grandparents, and other relatives and many friends which he won during his short stay. "The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord." Services were conducted in the home and at the Crown Hill Church by the brethren, Noah Hilty and E. F. Hartzler.

Loucks ­ Mary M. (Howard) Loucks, widow of the late Jacob M. Loucks, was born April 6, 1845; died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Abbie L. Boyer, Scottdale, Pa., March 21, 1932; aged 86 y. 11 m. 15 d. She is survived by two children (William S. Loucks and Mrs. Abbie L. Boyer), three grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted March 23 at the home of her daughter by Aaron Loucks, after which she was laid by the side of her husband, who preceded her in death 23 years, in the cemetery at Alverton, Pa. Text, Psa. 127:2

Chupp ­ Alma Bessie, daughter of Moses J. and Ella (Kauffman) Chupp, was born near White Cloud, Mich., Feb. 28, 1916; died after an illness of about four months, at her home near Big Rapids, Mich., April 1, 1932; aged 16 y. 1 m. 3 d. She had accepted Christ and was baptized only several weeks before she became sick. Her mother preceded her just a little more than a year, and her grandfather last June. She leaves her father, a brother (Roy), and 3 sisters (Millie, Mabel, and Mrs. Beulah McCloud). Funeral services were held at the Fulkerson schoolhouse, April 3, conducted by T. U. Nelson.

Shellenberger ­ Annie, wife of S. J. Shellenberger, was born May 28, 1857; died March 17, 1932. She was married Oct. 30, 1878. Her sickness was apoplexy, from which she suffered for 13 years. She bore it patiently to the end, and was willing and ready to go. She was a member of the Mennonite Church from her girlhood. She was faithful to her belief until the end. She died at her late home in Petoskey, Mich. Burial in the Brutus Cemetery March 20. She has gone to meet her dear Savior, and we feel sure that she will as she always led a Christian life and was true to her faith and her many friends.

Witmer ­ Barbara, widow of Samuel L. Witmer, died at her home in Hanover, Pa., April 7, 1932; aged 88 y. 3 m. 13 d. after an illness of several months from infirmities. Sister Witmer was a member of the Mennonite Church for many years and one of the organizers of the Hanover sewing circle which was held in her home for a number of years. Surviving her are 1 son (Samuel T.) 1 daughter (Grace), 9 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild. Her husband, 3 sons, and 1 daughter preceded her in death. Funeral services were held April 9 at the home conducted by Bros. A. A. Landis and Harvey Grove. Text, Psa. 127: 2 ("He giveth his beloved sleep"). Burial in York Road Cemetery.

Unzicker ­ William Unzicker was born at Landsberg, Germany, May 16, 1850; died at the home of his son, William in Fisher, Ill., March 22, 1932; aged 81 y. 10 m. 6 d. He accepted Christ and united with the Mennonite Church at the age of 15 years, and remained faithful to the end. In the year 1872 he was united in marriage to Barbara Guengerich. To this union 9 children were born, 7 of whom died in infancy. He leaves his wife, 2 sons (William and Joseph), 7 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild, and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the East Bend Mennonite Church, Bros. J. A. Heiser and Harold Zehr officiating. Text, I Thes. 4: 13, 14. Interment in East Bend Cemetery.

Eshleman ­ Peter L., son of the late Abram and Anna (Lesher) Eshleman, was born Jan. 16, 1847; died at his home in Greencastle, Pa., March 25, 1932; aged 85 y. 2 m. 9 d.
He was ill for a short time. Surviving him are his loving companion, 1 son, 5 daughters, 14 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren. He was a member of the Mennonite Church and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. On account of influenza, services were held privately at the home March 28, by Bro. Irvin Lehman. Text, I Thes. 5:9. His body was laid to rest in Cedar Hill Cemetery.

"All is over; hands are folded,
On a quiet, peaceful breast,
All his toils and trials are ended,
And dear father is at rest."
--By one of the Family.

Ziegler ­ Nancy, wife of Benjamin Ziegler and daughter of the late Jacob and Nancy Shoup, was born Feb. 16, 1865, near Mt. Eaton, Ohio. She was united in marriage to Benjamin Ziegler Jan. 1, 1885. Five children were born to this union (Curtis, Will, Jacob, Merta Martin, and Mary Detweiler). There are 18 grandchildren. She with her husband united with the Martins Mennonite Church in Wayne Co., Ohio, some 40 years ago and remained faithful until the end. She quietly passed away Apr. 8, 1932; aged 69 y. 1 m. 23 d. Funeral services were conducted at the Midway Church in Mahoning Co., Ohio, April 10, by E. M. Detweiler with Clifford Lehman and I.J. Buckwater assisting.
Texts, Phil. 3: 14; Mic. 6: 8. Interment in adjoining cemetery. Thus mother passed away in peace having lived a devoted and sacrificial life for the welfare of her family.
--The Family.

Dillman - Amos W. Dillman was born May 13, 1864; died March 28, 1932; aged 67 y.10 m. 15 d. He is survived by 1 son (Cleever) with whom he resided; also 6 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. His companion, the late Susan Burkholder Dillman, died 12 years ago. He was a member of the Metzler, Pa., Mennonite Church for about 30 years. He was ailing for about a year, but was only in bed for 3 days, suffering more than we could realize, but was very patient, trusting in the Lord that he would soon be called home. Funeral services were conducted at the home April 1 by Bro. Eli Sauder, and at Metzler's Church by Bros. John Sauder and Benj. Wenger. Burial in adjoining cemetery.

"The room is empty now,
Since Grandfather's gone to rest;
But we our head do humbly bow,
And say, 'God thought it best.'"
--By the Family.

Habecker ­ Mary N. (Hostetler) Habecker, widow of Joseph H. Habecker, was born Oct. 6, 1864; died at her home in Mt. Joy, Pa., March 20, 1932; aged 67 y. 5 m. 14 d. She was ill one week with pneumonia. She leaves 2 sons (Joseph and Charles), 5 daughters (Sara, Mrs. Norman M. Stauffer, Mrs. Reuben Fellenbaum, Mrs. John Booth, and Mrs. Earl Grissinger), 13 grandchildren, and 5 brothers (Tillman, Jacob, Levi, Elam, and Jonas). She was a faithful member of the Mt. Joy and Kraybill's Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at her late home, and at the Mr. Joy Church on March 23 by Bros. Henry Garber andHenry Lutz. Interment in Kraybill's 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."
--Mrs. Norman M. Stauffer.

Taylor ­ William Ernest, youngest child of Joseph and Mary Taylor of Calgary, died in the Holy Cross Hospital, Calgary, Alta., Mar. 19, 1932; aged 18 y. 5 m. 10 d. He was born in Cranbrook, B.C. and came to Alberta with his parents at the age of 3. For the past two years he made his home at Carstairs and last summer gave his heart to Jesus and united with the West Zion Mennonite Church at that place. His willingness to do his part in the S.S. and Y.P.M. was greatly appreciated. He leaves a grieving father and mother, 4 sisters (Mrs. Jack Bardgett, Mrs. Alvin Steckly, Mrs. Sam Good, and Miss Irene Taylor), and 2 brothers (James and Joseph). He was laid (to await His coming) in the West Zion Cemetery, Bros. H. J. Harder and N. R. Weber officiating.

"We shall meet, but we shall miss him,
There will be one vacant chair;
We shall linger to caress him,
While we breathe our evening prayer."

Burkholder ­ Lester Robert, son of Lester M. and Violet E. (Good) Burkholder, was born in Lancaster, Pa., Oct. 25, 1928; died March 28, 1932; aged 3 y. 5 m. 3 d. He leaves his sorrowing parents and 1 sister (Jean), grandparents, uncles, aunts, and many other relatives and playmates. Robert was of a very kind, loving disposition; much loved by all who knew him. He suffered severely from rheumatism. God saw fit to transplant him in His garden where he will bloom throughout eternity. We bow in submission to the Lord's will for we know that what God does is well done. Brief funeral services were held at the home March 31 by Bro. David Landis with further services at Mellinger's Mennonite Church by Bros. David Landis and Elmer Martin. Burial in adjoining cemetery.

"Dear little blossom, too tender to stay
God in His love, took our darling away,
Not from our memory and not from our love,
But to dwell with the angels in heaven above."
--By an Aunt.

Yoder ­ Christian B., son of Jonas and Catherine Yoder, was born in Juniata Co., Pa., Aug. 3, 1869; died March 11, 1932; aged 62 y. 7 m 9 d. Formerly of Belleville, Pa., in 1920 he moved with his family to Lancaster co., where he died. He was married to Lydia King. They were blessed with 3 children (Jonas, Katheryn, and Cristian). He united with the Mennonite Church in his youth, and was very interested in church work. He always attended whenever health permitted. He had been ailing for some years, and died suddenly of a heart attack. He is survived by his wife, 3 children, 4 grandchildren, and a host of relatives and friends. He is greatly missed. Funeral services were held at the Morgantown A. M. Church by John S. Mast, the home bishop and by Jonas D. Yoder of Belleville, Pa. Burial in church cemetery.

"We are glad if God though best,
To end his troubles and give him rest.
In heaven to sing with angels fair.
May our names be written there,
That we may again our loved ones meet,
And walk with them through the golden street."
--The Family.

Whisler ­ Rebecca, daughter of the late Emanuel and Leah (Burkholder) Whisler, was born in Cumberland Co., Pa., Aug. 21, 1866; died March 24, 1932 in Hanover, Pa., at the home of her brother-in-law and sister, John and Ida Danner, when whom she made her home. Age, 65 y. 7 m. 3 d. She had not been well for the past year, but bore it all patiently. She was ready and willing to go to her home above, which she expressed during her illness. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for the past 35 years. She leaves 2 sisters and 3 brothers' also a number of nieces and nephews. The following brothers and sisters survive: Mrs. Hattie Fuhrman, Mrs. Ida Danner, Henry, Solomon, and Levi. Services were held from the home March 27 with further services from Bair's Church, conducted by the home ministers, Bros. Harvey Grove and Pete Shank; also Bro. Henry Bechtel of Spring City. This verse was written by the deceased:

"Farewell, brothers and sisters dear;
See that you always live in God's fear.
And oft' in secret often pray,
Mind what your dying sister said.
--By a brother.

Short ­ John C., son of Christian and Anna Short, was born near Archbold, O., Oct. 23, 1857; died at his home in the same locality March 17, 1932; aged 74 y. 4 m. 19 d. He was the last of a family of 9 children to answer to the death call. He was united in marriage with Lydia Short, Jan. 20, 1881. They shared the joys and sorrows of life together for a little over 51 years. This union was blessed with 4 sons and 7 daughters. He leaves his deeply bereaved wife, 3 sons and 5 daughters (Adam, Clinton, Mrs. Oliver Short, Eddie, Mrs. Eli King, Mrs. Jefferson Wyse, Mrs. Clarence Leu, and Mrs. Verden Grieser); also 27 grandchildren and a large number of relatives and friends. Three children preceded him in death. Bro. Short accepted Christ as his Savior in his youth, and united with the Amish Mennonite Church. He remained true to that faith until the end. Bro. Short was a faithful, devoted husband, father, and member of the church. He always took a deep interest in the welfare of the church and his family. Funeral services were held March 20 at the Lockport Church, conducted by S. D. Grieser assisted by S. S. Wyse. Text, Rev. 22: 12.

"Rather, dear, we all do miss thee,
Thou hast gone from us away.
To rejoice with thy dear Savior
In the realms of endless day.
One long year thy sufferings lasted,
Meekly thou didst bear them all,
Didst not murmur in impatience.
But awaited God's last call."
--The Family.

Schertz ­ Peter Schertz, son of Christian Schertz and Catherina Engel, was born near Washington, Ill., Jan. 16, 1857; died at his home near the old homestead on April 3, 1932; aged 75 y. 2 m. 17 d. Death came as the result of influenza and other complications. On Jan. 20, 1881, he was united in marriage to Magdalene, a daughter of Christian Esch who for many years was bishop of the Mennonite Church of this community. To this union were born 8 children: Manuel D., Mrs. Edwin R. Schertz, Henry R. , Mrs. Peter R. Schertz, William J., Mrs. Walter Smith, and Mrs. Walter Yoder.
Edna Lucille died in infancy. Early in his life he accepted Christ as his Savior and united with the Mennonite Church remaining faithful until death. In the year 1888 he was ordained to the ministry. He was never very active in this capacity because he felt his inability to do public work. He was willing, however, to make his contribution in the service of Christ and the Church. His talents lay in other fields. Nor the least of these gifts lay in his integrity and ability in business, in which he was very successful. This God-given gift he endeavored to use in blessing other lives. As a wise counsellor his service was much appreciated in the Church, the community, and especially in the immediate family-in which he always had the larger interest in mind, the spiritual welfare of each one. Besides these interests he had the general welfare of the Church at heart. He was interested in the missionary and educational activities of the Church at large, and to these he gave freely. Besides his wife and children, he leaves 23 grandchildren; a brother (C.S. Schertz), a sister (Mrs. Debolt Householder), and many neighbors and friends who mourn his departure. Three grandchildren, 4 brothers, and 2 sisters preceded him in death. Funeral services at Metamora Church April 6, conducted by D. D. Miller, assisted by Andrew Schrock and C. Z. Yoder.

Transcriber's note: "Counsellor" is incorrectly spelled. The correct spelling is: counselor.

Emmert ­ John, oldest son of Jacob W. and Katherine (Glick) Emmert, was born near Middlebury, Ind., July 27, 1884. He attended the public schools and graduated from Topeka High School in the class of 1902. He prepared for teaching, which profession he followed for a period of twenty-six years, teaching in the schools of LaGrange and Noble counties. Early in life he accepted Christ as his personal Savior and united with the Mennonite Church. He was always active in the work of the Church. He was either superintendent or teacher in the Sunday school since the age of nineteen. His going leaves vacant the place of a Sunday school teacher, a church trustee, a church chorister, and a young people's meeting worker. He always felt that his place was in church services on each Lord's day. On March 17, 1907, he was united in marriage to Grace Plank. To this union were born eight children, seven of whom are living. John had always enjoyed good health until about three weeks ago when he suffered an attack of influenza. He was apparently recovering and looking forward to the time when he could again be in his school-room and about the work on the farm. But, alas! It was not to be.
He was suddenly stricken on Monday morning, and after a few hours he peacefully passed away at noon April 4, 1932; aged 47 y. 8 m. 8 d. As a husband and father he always had kind words and a helpful smile, ever looking for the "silver lining" to every cloud. As a teacher he had the confidence of all. Although firm in his discipline his pupils obeyed because they loved him. Honesty and integrity were his watch-words in all his business transactions. His family, neighbors, and friends testify to the fact that his personality could best be expressed in the one short sentence, "To know him was to love him." He leaves the sorrowing wife, 4 sons (Roy, Howard, Arthur, and Paul_, 3 daughters (Evelyn, Vera, and Velma); also his father (Jacob Emmert), step-mother, 5 brothers (Frank, Edward, George, Joseph, and William), and 2 sisters (Clara and Bertha). His mother and one sister, Laura, preceded him in death. Beside these are many relatives and friends who mourn his early departure. Funeral services were held April 7 at the Maple Grove Mennonite Church, in charge of D.D. Miller and Edwin J. Yoder. Interment in the Maple Grove cemetery.

"I cannot say and I will not say
That he is dead-he is just away;
With a cheery smile and a wave of the hand,
He has wandered into an unknown land,
And left us dreaming, how very fair
It needs must be, since he lingers there,
And you-O you who the wildest yearn
For the old time step and the glad return.
Think of him faring on, as dear
In the love of there as the same, I say:
He is not dead-he is just away."

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Gospel Herald - Volume XXV, Number 4 - April 28, 1932 ­ pages 94, 95

Wisseman ­ Infant daughters (twins) of Dorsey and Anna (Yoder) Wisseman were born in the hospital at Milford, Del., April 14, 1932; died April 16. Death claimed them one-half hour apart. They leave parents, 1 brother (George), 2 grandfathers, and 2 grandmothers. Interment in the Greenwood A. M. Church Cemetery, Sunday April 17.

Rugsecker* ­ Donna Belle, daughter of Leander and Mable Rugsecker*, was born at the Goshen Hospital March 23, 1932; died March 26 at her home south of Middlebury, Ind. She leaves her father, mother, grandparents, relatives, and friends. Funeral services were held at the home, conducted by Silas Yoder. Burial in the Miller Cemetery.
*Correction: Name should be Riegsecker - from Mona Mann, Nov. 2008

Stoltzfus ­ Daniel E., son of Jonathan L. and Lydia Stoltzfus, was born near Seldon, Kans., Jan.9, 1890; died Feb. 11, 1932, of apoplexy; aged 42 y. 1 m. 2 d. He died at Hastings State Hospital where he had been placed 11 days previous. Daniel was never married. He leaves his aged mother, 1 sister (Mrs. Harvey Stutzman), and 2 brothers (Ammon and Christian). His father, 2 brothers, and 2 sisters preceded him a number of years ago. Funeral services were held in the Mennonite Church north of Wood River, Neb., Feb. 13 by A. D. Stutzman. Burial in cemetery near by.

Transcriber's note: "Seldon" is the spelling used in the obituary. The correct spelling is "Selden."

Zook ­ Myrtle Blanch, daughter of Lewis and Sarah Zook, was born Sept.21, 1890 in Peach Orchard, Ark.; died in New Castle, Ind., April 2, 1932; aged 41 y. 6 m. 11 d. Her parents and 1 brother preceded her to the spirit world. She leaves 2 sisters and 5 brothers: Mrs. John Berg, Mrs. Ed. Hershberger, Scot, Charles, Clem, Claud, and Lewis. She united with the Shore Mennonite Church in her youth and attended regularly as long as health permitted. Funeral services were held at Shore of which she was a member, conducted by Bros. Y.C. Miller (I Cor. 15: 19,20), and Josiah J. Miller (Matt. 25: 34).

Bryant ­ Sarah Jane Bryant died Feb. 29, 1932, after a brief illness of pneumonia. She was 70 years old. She leaves 2 sons, 2 daughters, and a number of grandchildren. She united with the Church at Springdale, Augusta Co., Va., some years ago, and her place was seldom vacant when health permitted. She was fond of reading, and passed much of her time in that way. Since the death of her husband she made her home with her daughters. Funeral services were held at Springdale, March 2 by Brethren A. H. Showalter and B. B. King.

Shetler ­ Ellis Dale, son of Jesse and Anna (Hershberger) Shetler, was born Aug. 14, 1930; died at his home Jan. 2, 1932. His death was caused by severe burns which resulted from accidently falling into a bucket of boiling water. He had severe pains until his death. He leaves his father, mother, 4 brothers, 2 sisters, 2 grandfathers, 1 grandmother, and many friends. Funeral services were held at the home by Wm. S. Yoder and Chris M. Yoder. Text, Psa. 23 and Mark 10: 13, 16.

"Go, little pilgrim, to the Home
On yonder blissful shore.
We miss thee here, but soon we'll come
Where thou hast gone before."

Transcriber's note: "Accidently" is misspelled above in original obituary. The correct spelling is accidentally.

Lichti ­ Katherine Leis, wife of Christian J. Lichti, was born near Wellesley, Ont., May 3, 1857; died Mar. 24, 1932; aged 74 y. 20 m. 21 d. At the age of 10 she united with the Amish Mennonite Church, remaining faithful to the end. The cause of her death was heart trouble. She was united in marriage with Christian J. Lichti on Oct. 3, 1882. To this union were born 2 sons and 3 daughters, 2 of whom survive (Katie, wife of Joel Wagler, and Fanny at the home); also the father, 3 grandsons, 1 sister, and 5 brothers survive. Funeral services were held March 28 at the home by John Wagler (Psa. 90) and at Maple View A. M. Church by Chr. Gasho (Jno. 5: 19-29), Chr. Schulz (I Cor. 15: 58), and Daniel Lebold. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Transcriber's note: Jno. used in the original obituary.

Whisler, - Susan H. Whisler was born April 11, 1852; died April 3, 1932; aged 79 y. 11 m. 22 d. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church. She is greatly missed in the home. She resided at the home of her son, Jonas. Surviving are 1 son, 1 brother (Christian Herr) and 14 grandchildren. Funeral services were held from the home and at the Elizabethtown Mennonite Church, April 7, conducted by Bros. Henry Lantz, Isaac Brubaker, and Samuel Frey. Burial in the Kraybill's Cemetery. Text II Tim. 4: 6-8.

"Rest on, dear mother, your labor is o'er,
Your willing hands will toil no more;
Nor your footsteps fall by the old home door;
But may we all meet on that happy shore."

Strite, - John S. Strite was born near Leitersburg, Md., Jan. 21, 1846; died of paralysis April 4, 1932, at the place where he was born and lived all his life; aged 86 y. 2 m. 14 d.
His wife preceded him in death in 1929. He is survived by 1 daughter (Amanda L. Eshleman), 1 son (Daniel M.), 10 grandchildren, and 33 great-grandchildren. He was a faithful member of the Miller's Mennonite Church for many years. He so often expressed his desire that the Lord might take him home. Funeral services were held April 7 at Millers Mennonite Church, conducted by Bros. Amos Martin, John Risser, and Denton Martin. Text, Pro. 14: 32; Job 14: 14. Burial in cemetery adjoining church.

"Father dear, we all do miss thee;
Though hast gone from us away,
To rejoice with thy dear Savior,
In the realms of endless day."
--By his daughter.

Rhodes, - Edna Catharine, the only daughter of Amos W. and Anna Rhodes; was born at La Junta, Colo., July 20, 1909; passed away April 13, 1932; aged 22 y. 8 m. 14 d. At the age of eleven she united with the Mennonite Church and remained faithful until death. She was always interested in the work of the Church and schools and found much happiness during the little she was asked to do. She lived her life simply and quietly. The past three years she has taught school and especially enjoyed being with her pupils. During her illness she often spoke of her pupils and anxiously looked forward to being with them again. She was also a successful Sunday school teacher. She leaves her father, mother, four brothers (Marvin, John, Vernon, and Paul) and her grandfather (D.S. Brunk of Gulfport, Miss.). Funeral services were conducted at the home by Bro. W. S. Guengerich, at the La Junta Mennonite Church by Brethren Showalter and Erb, and at the Fairview Cemetery by Bro. Aaron Leatherman.

Seese, - Lyle Noah, son of Roy and Frieda Seese, was born Oct. 7, 1930. He was a bright and loving child and was loved by all who knew him. On Mar. 15, 1932 he was taken seriously ill with influenza meningitis, and was taken to the hospital in Grand Rapids, where everything was done that loving hands could do to relieve his suffering. The all knowing Father called our darling to His home above at the age of 1 y. 5 m. 23 d. He leaves, father, mother 5 sisters, and 1 brother; also 2 grandfathers, 2 grandmothers, and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted at the home and at the East Bowne Mennonite Church, Kent Co., Mich., April 2, by Bro. Wilkins and T. E. Schrock. Text, Matt: 19: 14. Burial in adjoining cemetery.

"Oh sweet little flower, too tender to stay;
God in His mercy took our darling away.
Not from our memory, not from our love,
But to dwell with the angels in heaven above."

Fisher, - Minerva Stoltzfus Fisher was born June 25, 1895; died of pneumonia March 31, 1932 at her home near Gap, Pa.; aged 36 y. 9 m. 6 d. She accepted Christ in her youth and remained faithful until death. She was much concerned about her children. May we humbly submit and say, "God's way is the best way." On Jan. 31, 1919, she was united in marriage to Christian K. Fisher. She is survived by her husband and 4 children
(Roberta, Mildred, Mary, and Carl), 2 brothers and 2 sisters (Mrs. Samuel B. Smoker, Ammon Stoltzfus, Floyd Stoltzfus, and Mrs. Christian G. Stoltzfus), and a host of relatives and friends which gathered to attend her funeral. Her parents (Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Stoltzfus), 1 sister (Anna), and a brother (Marcus), preceded her in death. Funeral services were held April 3 at her late home by Bro. John A. Kennel, and at the Millwood A. M. Churuch by Bros. Aaron Mast and Amos Stoltzfus.

"Mother dear, we all do miss thee;
Thou hast gone from us away,
To rejoice with thy dear Savior,
In the realms of endless day."

Coss, - William S. Coss was born May 16, 1972, near Leitersburg, Md.; died April 6, 1932 at his home, Leitersburg Pike. In 1891 he was married to Emma Kate Justice. In his early youth he united with the Lutheran church. In his first year of married life he united with Stauffer Mennonite Church in which faith he remained until death. Jan., 1929, he became ill, and at times suffered great pain. Although for the last 3 years he was deprived of the privilege of attending church services and visiting friends which he so much enjoyed, he was very patient in all his sufferings. He was bedfast the last 10 months of his life, being entirely helpless. The Lord saw fit and called him home. Surviving are his widow and children (Harvey, Luther, Mrs. W. J. Leatherman, Lawrence, Rachel, Mrs. Joseph Gardenhour, Charles, John, Clarence, Jacob, Hubert, Helena, and Mildred), 3 sisters, 2 brothers, and 11 grandchildren. Short services were held at his home April 9, with further service at the Stauffer Mennonite Church, by Bros. Daniel Strite and John Grove. Burial in adjoining cemetery.

"Father dear, we all do miss thee;
Thou hast gone from us away,
To rejoice with thy dear Savior.
In the realms of endless day."
--The Family.

Sommer, - Peter Sommer was born in Wayne Co., Ohio, May 21, 1848; died of influenza and old age at his home near the place where he was born, April 4, 1932; aged 83 y. 10 m. 13 d. In the spring of 1868 he accepted Christ as her personal Savior and was baptized and received into the Sonneberg congregation, remaining a member until death. He was a loving father, kind neighbor, and lived a peaceful, quiet life. The greater part of his life he was engaged in farming and concreting. He also made brooms for the community. Nov. 12, 1868, he was married to Anna Gerber. They shared together the joys and sorrows of life for over 62 years. This union was blessed with 6 sons and 3 daughters, who all grew to manhood and womanhood except one son (Jacob) who preceded him in death last September, and one daughter (Mrs. E.P. Gerber) who died in March 1914. He is survived by his aged companion, 4 sons, 2 daughters, 28 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and many others relatives and friends. Funeral services were in charge of Louis and Cleophas Amstutz April 7. Text, Phil 1: 21.

"We miss thee, oh father dear,
Since thou has left us here:
But we will try, by the grace of God,
To walk the path that thou hast trod."

Nolt, - Martin M. Nolt, son of the late Elias and Magdalena (Martin) Nolt, was born near New Holland, July 6, 1858; died at his home April 8, 1932; aged 73 y. 9 m. 2 d.
On Nov. 2, 1879, he was united in marriage with Mary Ann Groff, the daughter of the late David and Susanna (Nolt) Groff. He, with his companion, united with the Mennonite Church in his early years. He was an invalid for some years and could not often attend church services. His death was caused by a paralytic stroke. Grandpa Nolt was unable to talk from Saturday night until the next Friday night. Then he was called home, which we believe was his desire. He leaves his sorrowing companion, 1 son, 3 daughters, and 1 sister. 1 son, 1 brother, 2 sisters and his parents have gone before to that beautiful home on high which is prepared for all those who are faithful. In his passing the home deeply feels the loss of a loving husband and father. Funeral services were held by Bro. Eli Sauder at his late home, April 12, and at the Groffdale, Pa., Church by Bro. John Sauder and Bro. John Weaver. Text, Rom. 8: 18. Interment in the adjoining cemetery, where the body now awaits the return of our Lord.

"We are glad if God though best,
To end his troubles and give him rest.
In heaven to sing with angels fair,
May our names be written there;
That we may again our loved ones meet,
And walk with them through the golden street."
--By a Granddaughter.

Slagell, - Mary Slagell, daughter of Bishop Daniel and Katharine ( Burcky) Steinman, was born Dec. 13, 1855, in Tazewell Co., Ill. At the age of 10 she moved with her parents to Livingston Co.near what is not Flanagan. On Sept. 7, 1873, she was united in marriage to Nicholas H. Slagell of near Chenoa, Ill. They resided in Ford and Livingston counties most their married life, which was nearly 40 years. In March, 1913, they moved to a farm near Flanagan where he died June 28 of the same year. After his death, she and her two sons remained on the farm for several years. Later she made her home with her oldest son, Aaron and family near Flanagan, where she suffered a stroke of paralysis on April 13, 1929. She has been ill since that time. Oct. 23, 1932, she went to her daughter Katie's home where she peacefully and quietly fell asleep after being entirely speechless for 3 days. Age 76 y. 3 m. 12 d. She leaves 5 sons (Aaron, Daniel, Samuel, Ray, and Roy), 3 daughters (Sallie, Katie, and Alice). One infant preceded her in death. Also surviving are 27 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. In her youth she united with the Mennonite Church and remained a consistent member. She also leaves 1 brother, 4 sisters, and 1 step-sister. She was always much concerned about her family, always willing to do everything and sacrificing for them in many ways. Her children should indeed arise and call her blessed. May they follow her peaceful example. Funeral services were conducted by J. D. Hartzler and J.W. Davis at the Waldo Church.

Driver, - Lizzie, daughter of the late Samuel H. and Elizabeth (Hershey) Weaver, and wife of Joseph R. Driver, was called away Feb. 27, 1932 at their home near Waynesboro, Va., after a brief illness of pneumonia. She was ill only 7 days. Age, 46 y. 10 m. 27 d.
She bore her suffering patiently and cheerfully, which was characteristic of her life. Perfectly resigned to God's will, she mentioned that she would like to stay and help raise the two little ones who are left. She was united in marriage to Joseph R. Driver, Dec. 2, 1908. Their short married life was a happy one. To this union were born 4 sons and 4 daughters, 4 of whom preceded her in death. The youngest child is two and one-half years old. She united with the Church in her early girlhood, and always ready to do her part whenever and wherever she could. She was a noble minister's wife, willing to sacrifice anything needful to help her companion in his work. 5 brothers and 2 sisters with many other near relatives and friends, mourn their loss, which is great. Funeral services were held at the Springdale Church March 1. Appropriate services were held at the house by Bro. A. H. Showalter; at the church by Brethren A. P. Heatwole and E. C. Shank, by her request. Text, Phil. 1: 21. She selected one hymn. She is missed by all who were acquainted with her, but God knows what is best. May we humbly submit to His will, and He will lead us on to meet our loved ones over there. The funeral was largely attended by friends and neighbors of the home community; also many relatives and friends from Rockingham Co., and a number from Lancaster, Pa. "Gone, but not forgotten."

Yoder, - Bro. David Z. Yoder, Sr., aged 76 y. 4 m. 16 d., passed to his eternal reward April 12,1932 at his home, Belleville, R.D.2. The cause of his death was organic heart disease. The deceased, son of the late Jonas and Katie (Zook) Yoder, was born in Big Valley, Nov. 26, 1855, and spent his entire life in Menno Twp. His death occurred on the farm on which he was born. As a young man he united with the Locust Grove A. M. Church, and continued in that faith until his death. In the community he was highly respected, always looked upon as a man of good judgment, practicing patience and a good attitude toward others. He will be missed in the home, in the Church, and in the community. He was an example of sincerity, honesty and sobriety. His place in the church services was seldom vacant. We are glad that he lived for the glory of the Creator and the relief of man's estate. He was united in marriage with Sallie, daughter of Nicholas and Elizabeth Staybrook, Feb. 9, 1851, in which union they lived for 45 years. They were blessed with 1 son and 3 daughters. His wife and 1 daughter predeceased him. The following survive: Levi K. Yoder, Mrs. Ezra Hostetler (with whom he made his home since the death of his wife), Mrs. D. H. Zook, 7 grandsons, 2 granddaughters, 3 brothers (Peter K., Rev. J. D. and Samuel Yoder). Two sisters and 1 brother preceded him in heath: Mrs. S. B. Smoker, Mrs. J. Y. Peachy, and Rufus C. Yoder. The funeral was held at the Locust Grove Church, conducted by Bro. J. L. Mast, Bros. E. D. Hess, and S. T. Yoder; also short services at the house. Texts, Matt 14: 23; II Cor. 5:1.

"Dear father, thou art not forgotten,
Though on earth you are no more;
Still in memory thou art with us,
As you always were before."

Martin, - Magdalena, wife of S. O. Martin and daughter of the late Jacob and Mary Musselman, was born Nov. 20, 1858; fell asleep on April 8, 1932; aged 73 y. 4 m 18 d.
Her faithful companion, with whom she cheerfully labored for over 52 years, remains to mourn her departure; also the following 8 children: Mary, Anna, Amos, Ada, Magdalena, Nora, Phebe, and Paul. Two children (Jacob and Titus) preceded her to the realms above in their childhood. Titus was the twin brother of Paul. 46 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, 2 sisters (Mrs. Katie Myers and Miss Amanda Musselman), 2 brothers (Amos and Eli) also survive. Many other relatives and friends are left to mourn her death. Grandma was always concerned about the eternal welfare of her own and many were the worthwhile admonitions given to us. We can look to her as a true example of a kind-hearted Christian; and although she suffered for about 30 years from "spells' caused by hardening of the arteries, she was always resigned to His will. A few weeks before she died she suffered one of her usual attacks, and she never recuperated, but gradually grew weaker and weaker until she merely fell asleep. We have assurance that she was ready to go to meet her Maker, as she prayed a few days before her death: "Take my soul to Thee." A few hours before she passed away, we talked with her and she seemed exceptionally good and was fully conscious. But she soon fell into a coma and didn't recognize anyone. We little dreamed when we left her bedside that we would be the hearers of her last conscious words here on earth. Funeral services were held at the home of her daughter where she resided, April 11, 1932, with Bro. Benj. Wenger presiding and later at the Groffdale, Pa., Mennonite Church with Bros. Noah Mack, (text was I Cor. 5:1), and Noah Sauder, (text, I Cor. 15: 58) in charge. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.

"Why should our tears in sorrow flow,
When God recalls His own;
And bids them leave a world of woe
For an immortal crown?"
--By a granddaughter.

Transcribed by Marcia Bickel, Kansas


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