Nolt.-Amanda M., infant daughter of Daniel B, Nolt. was born Feb. 19, 1933, at her home near Blue Ball, Pa.; died March 17, 1933. She leaves her father, 1 sister, and 3 brothers (Frances, John, Henry, and Ammon). Funeral services were held March 19 at the Weaverland Mennonite Church. Her little body was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery beside her mother, who was buried March 4.
Sensenig.-Glenn, infant son of Harry and Mildred Sensenig,
New Providence, Pa., was born and died March 28, 1933, at the
home of his uncle and aunt Mr. and Mrs. Samuel D, Harnish Jr.,
West Willow, Pa. He is survived by his parents and grandparents
(Mr. and Mrs. Harry Sensenig, Millersville, Pa., and Mrs. Miriam
Dombach Gyerdon). Interment in New Danville Cemetery.
"A bud the gardener gave us,
A pure and lovely child ;
He gave it to our keeping,
To cherish undefiled."
Weaver.-John W., son of the late Abram W. and Martha Wenger Weaver, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Sept. 9, 1854. At the age of twelve years he moved with his parents to Washington Co., Md. He died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Moses K. Horst, March 18, 1933; aged 78 y. 6 m. 9 d. He was a loyal and devoted member of the Mennonite Church for many years. He is survived by his companion (who was Clara B. Railing before marriage), 1 son (Jacob A. Weaver, Greencastle, Pa.), and 2 daughters (Mrs. Moses K. Horst and Mrs. Geo. S. Eshleman of Maugansville, Md.). Funeral services were conducted at the home and at the Reiff meeting house, on March 21, by Brethren Denton T. Martin, David R. Lesher, and Samuel R. Eby.
Nolt.-Mary B., daughter of Henry H. and Sallie B. Martin, was born near Brownstown, Pa., Oct. 16, 1902; died at her home near Blue Ball, Pa., March 1, 1933; aged 30 y. 4 m. 15 d. In 1926 she was united in marriage to Daniel B. Nolt. Besides her husband she leaves 5 small children (Frances, John, Henry, Ammon and Amanda, aged 10 days on the day of her mother's death). She also leaves 8 sisters and 1 brother (Hettie, Katie, Fannie-wife of John Martin, Susanna, Lizzie, Jannie, Annie, Samuel and Ella). Mary was the oldest in the family and the first one to meet her mother on the other shore. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held March 4 at the Weaverland Mennonite Church by Bros. Menno Zimmerman and Joseph Wenger. Her body was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery.
Landis.-Lizzie W. (nee Fry), wife of Henry K. Landis,
was born Oct. 4, 1854; died Feb. 21, 1933, at her home near Manheim,
Pa,; aged 78 y. 4 m. 17 d. She died of complications after a long
illness, although confined to her bed only two weeks. On Nov.
19, 1932, they celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. She
was a member of the Manheim Mennonite Church. Surviving are her
husband, and the following children: John of Pinehill, Emma Martin
near Lititz, Lizzie Heinicke near East Petersburg, and Amos at
home; also 2 brothers (George Fry of Elstonville and Samuel Fry
of Seneca, Mo,), 10 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren.
One son and a daughter-in-law preceded her in death. Funeral services
were held Feb. 24 at Hernleys Mennonite Church near Manheim, conducted
by Bros. Samuel Lehman and Henry Lutz. Text, Gen. 23:1-4. Burial
in the adjoining cemetery.
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Stoltzfus.-Malinda, daughter of John and Rebecca Mast, was born Oct. 2, 1852; died at her home near Morgantown, Pa., Feb. 12, 1933. She was united in marriage to Pre. Christian U. Stoltzfus in December, 1873, who preceded her to the spirit world four years ago. She is survived by 3 sons and 1 daughter (John H., married to Priscilla Mast; Sylvanus, married to Lydia Hartz; Stephen, married to Sadie Kurtz; Lydia at home). One foster daughter also preceded her 20 years ago. She leaves 19 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild, 2 brothers and 1 sister (Bishop John S. Mast, David M. Mast, and Lydia Kurtz). Death was due to an attack of influenza. Her hope was in her Redeemer. Her request was for the reading of the word of God and prayer. Funeral Feb. 15 at Conestoga church. Services conducted by Bro. Christian Kurtz at the home, and by Bros. Amos B. Stoltzfus and John A. Kennel at the church. Texts, Jno. 15:11 and Heb. 4:9). Interment in adjoining cemetery.
Huffman.-Loretta, daughter of Mrs. Allie Crider, was
born at East Lynne, Mo., March 20, 1911 ; died March 22, 1933,
at the Providence Hospital, Kansas City, Kans.; aged 22 y. 2 d.
Oct. 19, 1925 she was married to Robert Huffman of Springfield,
Mo., and they made their home in Pleasant Hill, Mo. To this Union
were born 3 children (Bobbie LeRoy, Bettie Ruth, and an infant
son). Besides her husband and children, she is survived by her
mother, father, and 3 brothers, and one grandfather. At the early
age of twelve years she united with the Christian Church of East
Lynne, Mo., where she has remained an active member. In her passing
her husband loses a devoted companion, and her children a loving
"Somewhere back of the sunset,
Where loneness never dies,
She lives in a land of glory,
Midst the blue and gold of the skies."
Services at the East Lynne Christian Church conducted by I. G. Hartzler of the Sycamore Church. Interment in Strausburg Cemetery.
Thomas.-Lizzie, daughter of Jacob and Maria (Hess) Thomas
was born Jan. 15, 1852 ; died March 14, 1933, at the home of her
nephew, Amos H. Thomas, Willow Street, Pa.; aged 81 y. 1 m. 27
d. She is survived by 2 brothers (Pre. Jacob Thomas, New Danville
and Abram Thomas, Baumgardner's), also a number of nieces and
nephews. Her parents, 1 sister (Martha Harnish) and 1 brother
(David) preceded her in death. She was a member of the Mennonite
Church, but could not attend services for quite a long time on
account of her failing health. The last days she began to realize
the time of her departure was near and asked Jesus to come and
take her home. Funeral services were conducted at the house by
Bro. Maris Hess and at River Corner Church by Bro. John Mosemann
assisted by Bro. Aaron Harnish. Burial in adjoining cemetery.
"Aunt Lizzie's gone beyond this world
Of sorrow, pain, and care;
Gone to be with Jesus
And loved ones over there."
Miller.-Lydia, daughter of Tobias and the late Polly Mishler, was born March 1, 1877 ; died at her home near Davidsville, Pa., March 16, 1933; aged 56 y. 15 d. She was united in marriage to Mahlon Miller Nov. 19, 1896, and to this union were born 5 sons and 4 daughters. One infant son, one granddaughter, and her mother preceded her to the grave. On the . day of her death she was about her household duties as usual. At a very unexpected moment , she asked how a person feels or seems to be when subject to a certain physical condition. This was immediately followed by a stroke, and during the night she passed away. She was a faithful member of the Kaufman congregation of the Mennonite Church for about 32 years. Besides her father, husband, and 8 children she is survived by 3 grandchildren, 5 brothers, and many other relatives and friends. Services were conducted in the home and in the Kaufman Church by S. G. Shetler and Irvin J. Holsopple. A very large concourse of people attended the funeral. The body was laid to rest in the Grandview Cemetery near Johnstown, Pa.
Detwiler.-Benjamin, the eldest son of John and Magdalena (Hershey) Detwiler, was born Nov. 5, 1870, near Sterling, Ill. ; died March 20, 1933, at his home near Birch Tree, Mo. When a small child he moved with his parents to Shelby Co., Mo., where he lived until 1900, when he moved to Birch Tree. He united with the Mennonite Church when he was a young man, and remained faithful to the end. On March 2 he took sick. Although he was bedfast a part of the time for nearly three weeks, his condition seemed not to be serious until the day he passed away. All was done that loving hands could do, but at 8:55 Monday evening he passed away; aged 62 y. 4 m. 15 d. On Nov. 5, 1892, he was married to Laura Brubaker. They were blessed with 8 children (Mrs. May Larren, Blaine, Oreg.; Milton of Wichita, Kans.; John, Esther, Samuel, Albert, Mary, and Alice at home). He is survived by his wife, 8 children, his aged mother, 2 sisters, 3 brothers, and 4 grandchildren. Funeral services were in charge of Bro. Protus Brubaker. Text, I Cor. 15:55-57. Interment at the Berea Mennonite Cemetery.
Sensenig.-Katie, daughter of the late Pre. John and
Maria (Horning) Kurtz, was born Nov. 7, 1890; died March 10, 1933,
at the Lancaster, Pa., hospital after a short illness; aged 42
y. 4 m. 3 d. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church.
She was married to Isaac Sensenig. This union was blessed with
6 sons and 3 daughters (Vera, Lloyd, Allen, Rufus, Isaac, John,
Martin, Katie and Alta). She also leaves 3 sisters and 2 brothers
as follows: Mrs. David Martin. Mrs. Clayton Martin, Moses Kurtz,
Aaron Kurtz, and Mrs. Lena Hurst (a widow) ; also a number of
aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends. She had the privilege
of seeing her two oldest children unite with the Church. Why God
called her away in her usefulness we cannot understand, but let
us humbly say, "The Lord hath given, and the Lord hath taken
away. Blessed be the name of the Lord." Funeral service March
13 at Weaverland Mennonite Church by Frank Hurst and Joseph E.
Hostetter. Text, Matt. 24:44.
"Beautiful rest for the weary,
Well deserved rest for the true ;
When our life's journey is ended
We shall again be with you:'
Schrock.-Hannah Yoder Schrock was born in Wayne Co., Ohio, Feb. 5, 1851; died Feb. 4, 1933, on the eve of her 82nd birthday. She was united in marriage to William Schrock, March 20, 1872. Nine children were born to this union. At an early age she became a member of the Mennonite Church, being a charter member of the Comins, Mich., Church since its organization. She loved her church and remained faithful to it until the end. The family came to Michigan twenty-seven years ago in March where they raised their family and made many friends, Four years ago her husband preceded her in death, after which she made her home with her son, Lawrence. She leaves 5 sons and 4 daughters (Mrs. Mina Appel, Normal, Ill. ; Herman of Evart, Mich. ; Willis of Beaverton; Bernard of Birmingham ; Mrs. Norah Pletcher, Mrs. Beulah Bailey, Mrs. Arla Stutzman, Lawrence and Ellis of Com-ins), 29 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, 1 sister (Mrs. Amanda Blough of Sylvia, Kans.), 1 brother (J. C. Yoder of Goshen, Ind.), and a host of friends and neighbors. All of the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren survive her except one grandchild. All the children were able to be present, both at their father's and mother's funeral. Grandma Schrock was an inspiration to her church and her friends, and will long be remembered by the many whom her life touched. Funeral services were held Feb. 7, at the Comins Mennonite Church, Frank R. Mitchell officiating. and interment made in the Fairview Cemetery.
Eicher.-Magdalena (Stutzman) Eicher was born June 25,
1864 in Walnut Creek, Ohio; died March 22, 1933, at her home in
Milford, Nebr.; aged 68 y. 8 m. 28 d. She had been ailing for
several years from a complication of diseases, yet her death came
rather suddenly. The immediate cause of her death was high blood
pressure which brought on a stroke of paralysis. On Sept. 24,
1882, she was united in marriage to Daniel R. Eicher. To this
union were born 6 sons and 3 daughters. She leaves her beloved
husband, 4 sons, and 3 daughters (Sophia, Cora, Daniel A., Warren,
Stanley, Mary and Clayton). Two sons (Leander and Henry) preceded
her in death. She is also survived by 28 grandchildren, 11 greatgrandchildren,
1 brother (Sanford Stutzman), 2 sisters (Mrs. John Troyer and
Mrs. Nathaniel Hostetler) and a host of other relatives and friends.
In her youth she accepted Jesus Christ as her Savior, was baptized,
and received into the Amish Mennonite Church. remaining faithful
until death. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her; especially
in her home, where her kind admonitions and untiring efforts for
the welfare of others will no longer be available. Funeral services
were held on March 24 at the Milford A. M. Church conducted by
L. 0. Schlegel. Text, I Thes. 4:13. Interment in the Milford A.
"Into heaven's mansions she entered,
Never to sigh or to weep;
After long years with life's struggles,
Mother has fallen asleep."
Transcribed by: Don Kauffman, Alberta
Peterson.-Paul Jay, son of Oliver and Mary ( Stayrook) Patterson, died March 29, 1933; aged 1 y. 9 m. 17 d. He is survived be his father and mother, 1 brother (Alfred) and 1 sister (Iona), and both grandfathers and grandmothers. Funeral services were conducted on the 31st at the Blough Mennonite Church near Hollsopple, Pa., by L. A. Blough and C. W. Orley. Burial in the Blough Cemetery.
Miller.-Noah M. son of Moses J. and Susan (Beechy) Miller was born Aug. 14, 1864; died Jan 1, 1933; aged 68 y. 4 m. 17 d. He was married to Mary Ann Coblentz Feb. 13, 1908. One daughter, Susan, was born to this union, who with her mother survives. Funeral services were conducted at the home by Henry H. Troyer near Hartville, O., by James Helmuth and Daniel J. F. Miller. Interment in the Amish graveyard. One brother (Benjamin) and 1 sister (Mattie) wife of the late John Y. Miller, both of Holmes Co., O., survive. Bro. Miller's health had been failing for several years, but he was still able to work until the last few weeks. He had dropsy of the heart.
Sensenig.-Glenn, infant son of Harry and Mildred Sensenig,
New Providence, Pa., was born and died March 28, 1933 at the home
of his uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel D. Harnish Jr., West
Willow, Pa. He is survived by his parents and grandparents (Mr.
and Mrs. Harry Sensenig, Millersville, Pa., and Mrs. Miriam Dombach,
Lyndon, Pa.) Interment in New Danville Cemetery.
"A bud the gardener gave us,
A pure and lovely child;
He gave it to our keeping
To cherish undefiled .
But just as it was opening
To the glory of the day,
Down came the Heavenly Father,
And took our bud away."
Alderfer.- Margaret F., daughter of Bro. and Sister Allen R. and Katie H (Freed) Alderfer, was born Aug. 6, 1921; died Jan. 9, 1933 at Riverview Hospital, Hartstown, Pa., where she was taken for an operation Jan. 8 for acute appendicitis, which had advanced beyond human help. She passed away about twenty-four hours after being admitted. Surviving are father, mother, 6 sisters and 2 brothers (Alice, wife of Howard M. Landis of Dublin, Pa., Eva F., wife of Henry N. Geissinger, Quakertown, Pa., Mary Anna, wife of Elias Swartley, Doylestown, Pa.; Frank F. of Denbigh, Va., Titus F. at home; Orpha, wife of Milton G. Kolb of Spring City Pa.; Ruth F. and Irene F. at home); also the grandparents on the mother's side. Funeral was held Jan. 14 at Souderton, Pa., Mennonite Church. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.
Kreider.-Phares, son of the the late Benjamin B. and
Anna Rohrer Kreider, was born near Furtive, Pa., Sept. 23, 1867;
died at his home on Willow Street, Pa., March 20, 1933, after
a 6 day illness of heart trouble; aged 65 y. 5 m. 7 d. He leaves
his widow (who before marriage was Lizzie H. Metzler), 1 daughter
(Gertrude M., wife of Abram H. Huber), 2 brothers and 2 sisters.
One daughter preceded him in infancy. He united with the Mennonite
Church in his early married life, to which he remained faithful.
Funeral services were held at the home by Bro. Frank M. Herr and
at the New Danville Mennonite Church by Brethren Aaron Harnish,
Maris Hess, and Jacob Thomas. Texts, Gen. 31:49; Isa. 57:1. Interment
in the cemetery adjoining the church.
"Just a closing of the eyelids,
Just a hush - why morn and weep?
So it is our heavenly Father
Giveth his beloved sleep."
Birky.-Amon Birky was born in Hopedale, Ill., Feb. 19, 1895; died at his home near Fisher, Ill., Mar. 20, 1933; aged 38 y. 1 m. 1 d. Death was due to a complication of diseases. He was married to Amanda Elbert on March 23, 1930. He united with the Hopedale Mennonite Church in his youth, and was a member of the East Bend Mennonite Church at the time of his death. He leaves his loving companion, 3 brothers (Jacob of Fisher, Ill., Benjamin of Valparaiso, Ind., and Rudolph of Alma, Mich.), 2 sisters (Mrs. Sam Heiser of Foosland, Ill., and Anna of Fisher, Ill.), and a host of other relatives and friends. His health failed in 1916 and he spent most of the time since that in bed. He always bore his afflictions patiently. and often expressed his faith in Jesus Christ. Funeral services were held at the East Bend Mennonite Church, in charge of Bros. J. A. Heiser and Harold Zehr. Text, Jno. 11:28. Interment in East Bend Cemetery.
Herr.- J. Frank Herr of Strasburg, Pa., entered into
rest in the Lancaster General Hospital on March 28, 1933, aged
75 y. 4 m. 27 d. He was born Oct. 31, 1857. He united with the
Strasburg Mennonite Church in his younger years, and was a consistent
member until death. He was united in marriage to Ida L. Witmer,
who with the following children survives; Ivan W., Edna M., Myrtle
E., Marion A., Frank W., and George W.; also 11 grandchildren,
a brother and sister (M. Emma Leaman and Enos M. Herr, both of
Strasburg). Funeral services were conducted in the home by Bro.
Frank M. Herr, and at the Strasburg Mennonite Church by Bros.
C. M. Brubaker and Jacob Harnish. Text, I Cor. 15:55,56. He was
laid to rest in the cemetery adjoining the church.
"Father's chair is empty now,
Since he has gone to rest;
But we our heads do humbly bow,
And say God thought it best."
------ His sister
Leichty.-Verda May, daughter of Henry and Leona Leichty was born at Noble, Iowa, Oct. 14, 1932. She came into the world with a physical defect from which it could hardly be hoped that she could recover. However with the sympathetic parental care and effort her suffering was reduced to a minimum and at times she seemed to gain a little; but with all that loving hands could do she was not able to survive and passed away March 29, 1933. She leaves her loving parents, 3 brothers, 1 sister, and other relatives and friends who may be comforted by the Christian's hope in the resurrection when she will come forth with a perfect glorified body and so shall she ever be with the Lord. Funeral services were held from the Sugar Creek Church near Wayland, Iowa, March 31, conducted by Bros. Simon Gingerich and C. L. Graber. Text, II Kings 4:26. Interment in the cemetery near the church.
Charles.-Anna F., daughter of the late Christian and
Elizabeth Funk Charles, was born Sept. 25, 1953, died March 20,
1933 at the home of her niece, Mrs. Casper Eberly of Ephrata,
Pa.; aged 79 y. 6 m. 25 d. She had a short illness of pneumonia.
She was of a very kind and quiet disposition and had many lonely
hours, but at last her spirit was set free and she went to meet
her Savior and loved ones gone before. She is survived by 1 brother
and 1 sister (Christian F. Charles and Mrs. Martin Brenneman),
and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral at the Millersville
Mennonite Church with Bros. John K. Charles, Jacob Hess, and Amos
Horst in charge. Burial in the Millersville cemetery.
"Softly, oh softly the years have swept by thee,
Touching thee lightly with tenderest care,
Sorrows and death they have often brought nigh thee
Yet they have left thee but beauty to wear.
Growing old gracefully,
Wittmer.-Daniel G. Wittmer was born Jan. 20, 1869; died near Hartville, 0., Feb. 28, 1933; aged 64 y. 1m. 8 d. His death came very suddenly and unexpectedly of heart failure. He had attended a public sale that afternoon. Although his health was not just the best all winter, he was able to attend church and be about. They had retired for the night when he suddenly died. He was married to Caroline Stucky April 5, 1894. To this union were born 3 sons and 3 daughters (Lena, wife of Benj. Sommers; Sylvia, wife of Enos Stutzman, Fannie, wife of Moses Kurtz; Henry, Joseph, and Alvin, all of Stark Co., O.), also 18 grandchildren. Surviving also are 3 brothers (Jacob, Joseph, and Amos of Daviess Co., Ind.), 2 sisters (Lena, wife of Joseph Miller of Stark Co., O., and Mary, wife of William Longacre of Oyster Point, Va.), and many relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted March 3 at the Walnut Grove Church bv Samuel Lichti and Seth H. Byler. Interment in the church cemetery. Bro. Wittmer will be greatly missed in the church as well as in the community. He was a member of Joshua King's congregation.
Schultz.-Katie Brenneman was born Feb. 6, 1864, at New
Hamburg. Ont., Canada; died at her home at Thurman, Colo., March
3, 1933; aged 69 y. 3 m. 4 d. Nov. 15, 1888 she was united in
marriage to Menno L. Schultz. To this union were born 4 children;
2 sons and 1 grandson preceded her in death. Besides her husband
she is survived by 1 son (Simon) and 1 daughter (Anna Schrock)
both of Thurman, also 1 brother and 1 sister in Canada. She is
also survived by 6 grandchildren. In her youth she united with
the Mennonite Church and remained a faithful member until death.
She was a great lover of children and was a teacher of the primary
class. Her place in church was seldom vacant. In her illness she
was patient and submissive, always desiring the Lord's will be
done. She greatly enjoyed to have singing, scripture reading,
and prayer. Services at the house, also at the Mennonite Church,
conducted by Bros. N. M. Birky and Henry Kuhns. Texts, I Thess.
4:14; II Thess. 2:16. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
"Mother dear has gone and left us,
And our hearts are sad and lone;
But we hope again to join her
Singing praises round God's throne ."
Nafzinger.- Elizabeth Nafzinger. maiden name Swartzendruber,
was born in Johnson Co., Ia., Sept. 27, 1863; died at her home
in Pigeon, Mich., Feb. 27, 1933; aged 69 y. 4 m. 28 d. She was
married to Menno Detweiler, Dec. 8, 1885, who died Nov. 7, 1889.
Two children were born to this union (a son Levi, who survives,
and a daughter who died in infancy.) She was married to Moses
M. Nafzinger, Oct. 1, 1893. To this union was born 1 daughter
(Mary, wife of Frank Shetler, Pigeon, Mich.) She leaves her bereaved
husband, her son (Levi, Lancaster, N. Y.), the daughter (Mary),
8 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, 6 brothers, 2 sisters,
and a host of relatives and friends. She accepted Christ as her
Savior in her youth and united with the church of her choice,
remaining faithful unto death. She was afflicted with Bright's
disease for several years, patiently waiting and longing to go
"Lonely the house and sad the hour
Since our dear one is gone;
But oh, a brighter home than ours
In heaven is now her own,"
Funeral services at the home were conducted by Bro. Earl Maust; at the Pigeon River meetinghouse by the brethren Edwin Albrecht (Job 7:9,10) and M. S. Zehr. (John 11:25; I Cor. 15:23).
Grove.-Catherine Ann, daughter of Joel and Susan Wine Forry, was born in Rockingham Co., Va., May 15, 1856; died at her home at South English, Ia., March 8, 1933; aged 76 y. 9 m. 21 d. She had been ill since the first of January. Pneumonia developed, which resulted in her death two days later. She came with her parents to Iowa in April, 1861, and has resided here since. She was one of a family of five children of whom three survive (Mrs. John Poteet of Washington, Kans., J. H. Flory of South English, and Mrs. Barbara Wine of North English, Ia.). She united with the church of the Brethren in early life and lived faithful until the end. On Dec. 24, l878, she was married to Joseph W. Grove who preceded her in death on July 25, 1929. They were the parents of five children (Annie S., Mrs. C. E. Brower, Mrs. Aldine Suter, John M. Grove, all of South English). An infant daughter preceded her in death on Feb. 19, 1890. These 4 children and 11 grandchildren are left to mourn the loss of a kind and loving mother and grandmother. May her life be of great price to them through their life journey, that thy may be ready to go and meet her with smiling faces when their departure comes. Funeral services were conducted at the Brethren church in charge of Elder J. D. Brower. Burial in the cemetery near by.
Fenninger.-Susanna Fenninger of New Holland, Pa., widow
of the late Wm. S. Fenninger, was born Mar. 20, 1843: died Mar.
23, 1933; aged 90 y. 3 d. She united with the Mennonite church
about 68 years ago. She lived four weeks following a cerebral
hemorrage, but never regained consciousness entirely. We were
not permitted to leave her bedside during her affliction, as she
was very restless, talking and praying almost constantly the first
three weeks. Grandma had her home with us forty-two years and
always displayed a lovely Christian character-so unselfish. We
could not help but love her dearly. She was deaf for many years,
but how often she would remark, "I am just thankful that
I am not blind." Her mind was much confused the last few
years, yet she met every one with the same welcome smile and hearty
handshake. She is survived by 2 children, 6 grandchildren, 10
great-grandchildren, 4 sister, 2 brothers, and a number of nieces
and nephews. Short services were conducted at the home on Mar.
26 by N. N. Sauder. Further services at Hershey Church by Bros.
C. M. Brackbill and A. L. Martin. She was laid to rest in the
"Quietly sleep, beloved one,
Rest from thy toil, thy labor's done;
Rest till the trump from the opening skies
Bids thee from dust to glory rise.
----- A granddaughter.
Niswander.-Barbara C. Niswander, daughter of Martin H. and Barbara (Wenger) Grove was born near Waynesboro, Va., April 19, 1857; died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ruth Strasser near Thornburg, Iowa, Feb. 16, 1933; aged 75 y. 9 m. 28 d. She was in failing health for over a year but was confined to her bed two and a half weeks. She bore her afflictions with Christian fortitude and was fully resigned to the will of God. As a mother she was kind and affectionate, and as a wife she was kind, loving, and true. She was a great lover of home and said if she was spared she wanted to return to her home at South English, Iowa in the spring. Early in life she united with the Church of the Brethren and was faithful to that vow till death. On Dec. 24, 1882, she was united in marriage to Dewitt C. Niswander also of Virginia, the husband passed away Aug. 9, 1903; also one son James in 1909. She leaves 2 sons and 3 daughters (Frank of Sleepy Eye, Minn., Jesse of Keswick, Iowa, Mrs. Mary Robinson of Highmore, S. Dak., Mrs. Cliff Strasser and Mrs. Lydia White of Thornburg, Iowa); also 14 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild, and 2 brothers (A. F. and R. A. Grove of South English) and many other relatives. Funeral services were held at the Church of the Brethren Saturday afternoon Feb. 18, in charge of John Brower, pastor. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.
Butz,-Christian J. Butz was born in Germany, Oct. 28,
1862; died Jan. 9, 1933, at his home near Manchester, Okla.; age
70 y. 2 m. 12 d. He came to Ohio with his parents in 1864, and
in 1880 moved to Barton Co., Kans. There he was married to Mary
F. Freidel, Feb. 9, 1875. To this union were born 2 sons (Fred
F. and Anton A.) and 8 daughters (Rosie Hess, Mary A. Yoder, Amelia
Cornet, Lizzie A. Butz - who preceded him in death at the age
of 7 months - Minnie Ancell, Maggie L Goff, Bessie F. Cullop,
and Genola A. Kilgore); also 22 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren,
all living near Manchester. Other relatives are 3 brothers (George
and Herman of Kansas City and Henry of Bucklin, Kans.) and 1 sister
(Mary A. Morris of Manchester) and many others besides friends
in Oklahoma. Thirty-five years ago he was baptized in the faith
of our Lord, and in his work was always ready to labor. For thirty
years he has taught a Sunday School class.
"We cannot say and we will not say
That he is dead - he is just away;
He is gone through the gate of another land,
Led by the Master's tender hand."
Stoltzfus,-Malinda, daughter of John and Catherine Hooley,
was born near Weavertown, Pa., Dec. 22, 1844; died at her home
in Gap, Pa., Jan. 22, 1933; aged 88 y. 1 m. She moved with her
parents from Pennsylvania to Tennessee in 1871. A sister in the
Amish Mennonite congregation at Millwood. Her husband, Henry U.
Stoltzfus, preceded her in death 32 years ago. Her family; Jacob
E. married to Elva Zook, Parksburg, Pa.; Abner T. married to Sarah
Yoder, Elverton, Pa.; Katie A. lived with Mother and cared for
her in her old age; Henry K. died in 1881; Elmer U., married Ada
Ranck, Ronks, Pa,; J. William married Ethyl Wilson, Coatsville,
Pa. Jacob M. Stoltzfus, a brother, West Chester, Pa., is now the
only surviving member of a family of 15 children. Services were
conducted Jan. 25 from her late home by Amos B. Stoltzfus, with
further services at the Millwood church by John M. Stoltzfus and
John S. Mast (her nephews) and Eli Stoltzfus, Portage Co., O.,
(her cousin). Text, Psa. 92:14. Interment in adjoining cemetery,
with reading and prayer by John A. Kennel. Mother's last illness
was a heart affection which lasted about two weeks. Her doctor
prescribed rest and quiet. Only her family and a few close friends
were permitted to be with her. As a parting message to her family
and friends she requested that the hymn, "God be with you
till we meet again" be sung at the funeral service.
------- The Family
Yoder.-Samuel D., son of Daniel I. and Anna Yoder, was
born in Holmes Co., O., March 20, 1864; died at his home near
Kokomo, Ind., March 20, 1933; aged 69 years. The cause of his
death was a very sudden heart attack, which lasted only a few
days. The end came on his birthday, a rare occurrence. He was
married to Nancy A. Stutzman Feb. 17, 1887. To this union were
born 6 sons and 4 daughters. His wife, 1 son and 1 daughter preceded
him in death. Surviving relatives are 5 sons and 3 daughters (John
B. Yoder of Hubbard, Oreg., David S. and Lee Yoder of Greenwood,
Del., Fannie Yoder of Harrisonburg, Va., and Jacob, Aden, and
Elizabeth Yoder and Mrs. Moses Sommers, of near Kokomo, Ind.).
He also leaves 28 grandchildren, 3 brothers, and numerous other
relatives and friends. He united with the O. O. Amish Mennonite
Church in his youth, but later transferred his membership with
the Conservative order, of which denomination he remained a member
until death. To the minister he confessed a readiness to leave
this world and said, "I am not afraid to die." With
his immediate family he took leave in saying, "I will not
say goodbye; I will only bid you good-night." It would be
well for us to imitate the brother's example in supporting the
family alter. For years it was his custom to assemble in the morning
with his family and others present, read a portion of Scripture
and have prayer before partaking of the morning meal; and again
in the evening before retiring for the night. The funeral was
held from his late home on March 23, in charge of the brethren,
John Gingerich, Niles Slabaugh, and John J. Yoder. Text. Matt
25:31,40; I Cor. 15:12,23. Burial in the Amish Cemetery nearby.
D. J. S.
Bender.-Louisa daughter of Jacob F. and Frederika Sindlinger,
was born in Holmes Co., Ohio, Feb. 5, 1849; died in Johnson Co.,
Ia., March 24, 1933; aged 84 y. 1 m. 19 d. At the age of 1 year
she came to Iowa with Isaac Eash and wife and lived with them
until she was seven years old. After the death of Mrs. Eash she
found her home among friends wherever she could. At the age of
18 years she united with the Amish Mennonite Church and was a
faithful and consistent member until death. On Jan. 3, 1869 she
was united in marriage by Bishop Abner Yoder to Daniel J. Bender,
with whom God permitted her to live in matrimony a little over
64 years. During all her life except her first year she lived
in the immediate community in which she died. To this union were
born 3 daughters and 3 sons (Lena, wife of Chris J. Swartzendruber;
Amanda, deceased wife of Amos Miller; Katie, wife of Geo. Eash;
Joseph D. and Amelius D. all of Wellman, Iowa.) their home also
was opened to Vena Miller and taken in as one of the family until
this day, a manifestation of their kindness towards others. Old
age with other complications confined her to her bed for nearly
5 months, during which she manifested a true Christian spirit
of patience and endured her pain uncomplainingly, though she so
much desired to regain her health and attend church service. She
leaves her aged companion, 4 children, 23 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren,
1 sister (Mrs. Judith Miller of Holmes Co., Ohio), besides many
other relatives and friends. One daughter, 1 grandchild, and 5
great-grandchildren preceded her to the great beyond. She had
a keen interest in the spiritual and material needs of those about
her and showed a marked interest in the work of the sewing circle.
Funeral services were held at the Lower Deer Creek Church Mar.
27, 1933, by John Y. Swartzendruber, assisted by J. L. Hershberger,
and David D. Miller.
"Dearest mother, thou hast left us,
And our loss we deeply feel;
Bit 'tis God that has bereft us,
He can all our sorrows heal."
Myers.-Jacob S. Myers, son of Jacob and Lydia Shank, was born in Putnam Co., Ohio, Dec. 21, 1852; died March 30, 1933; aged 80 y. 3 m. 9 d. He resided in Greensburg township all his life except the last few years which were spent in Continental, Ohio. He became a Christian and joined the Mennonite Church when a young man. He was a regular attendant of that church until his health failed a few years ago. He leaves 2 brothers (John H. of Continental, Ohio, and Joseph A. of Comins, Mich.), 1 sister (Maria L. of Toledo, Ohio) , and a host of relatives and friends. Funeral services were held April 2 at the U. B. Church, Continental, Ohio, by S. G. Shank and Ben B. King. Interment at the Meyers Cemetery.
Miller.-Amanda S. Miller (nee Pfister) was born near Walnut Creek, Ohio, April 28, 1864 ; died March 29, 1933 ; aged 68 y. 11 m. 1 d. On Sept. 3, 1885, she married Daniel C. Gerber, who died June 29, 1919. Her daughter, Clara Gerber, preceded her in death. On March 25, 1923, she was married to Moses A. Miller. She is survived by her husband, 1 son (Lester Gerber), 7 step-children, 1 brother, 3 sisters, 2 foster children, a number of grandchildren, and many relatives and friends. She united with the Trail Swiss Reformed Church in her youth, but transferred her membership about 14 years ago to the A. M. Church of Walnut Creek, of which she was a faithful member until the end. Funeral services were conducted at Walnut Creek A. M. Church on Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock, in charge of Bros. A. W. Miller, Corsin Mast, and Venus Hershberger.
Stoltzfus.-Amos M. Stoltzfus was born in Lancaster Co.,
Pa., June 17, 1860; died very suddenly of heart attack April 2,
1933; aged 72 y. 9 m. 15 d. In December, 1881, he was united in
marriage to Barbara Esh who survives. To this union were born
12 children. One infant child and one son (Abner) preceded him
in death. The following children survive : John, Daniel, Joseph,
Amos, Levi, Jacob, Benuel, Rebecca Glick, Rachel Kauffman, and
Barbara Blank. Seventy-two grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren,
and 1 brother, Benuel, of near Morgantown, Pa., also survive.
Funeral services were held April 5 from his late home; conducted
by Stephen F. and Jonas E. Stoltzfus. He was a faithful member
of the Amish Church.
"Soon again we hope to meet him,
When life's cares and sorrows are o'er;
Where there is no pain or parting,
On that bright eternal shore.
Chupp.-Wanda Irene, born to Jacob and Wanda Chupp Aug. 2,1917; died Feb. 24, 1933; aged 15 y. 6 m. 22 d. Her sudden death came as a severe shock to the family and to the community in East Goshen, Ind. She was run over by an automobile while walking on the highway in company with several other young people, another of whom was also killed. Irene was a kind and loving daughter and a friend to all who knew her. She was a member of the Mennonite Mission Sunday school in East Goshen. She leaves father and mother, 2 sisters (Virginia and Gladys); 3 brothers (Clarence, Lloyd and Leland), her grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Ira Toliver), and a host of relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Feb. 27 at the Culp Funeral Home, conducted by Silas Yoder. Burial in Oak Ridge Cemetery.
"Not now, but in the coming years;
It may be in the better land,
We'll read the meaning of our tears,
And there sometime we'll understand."
Mast.-Amos, son of Bro. Levi and Sister Amelia (Lehman)
Mast, was born in LaGrange Co., Ind., Jan. 23, 1927; died at the
same place March 27, 1933. He was sick only 24 hours with acute
appendicitis. All was done that loving hands and medical aid could
do, but God called him to his home. Although his stay in this
world was short, he filled the home with cheer and sunshine, and
his presence in the family circle will be greatly missed. His
life was truly but a bud here, to bloom forever in heaven. Amos
has left this world of pain and sorrow for the better land, to
meet his brothers who preceded him, He leaves father and mother,
3 brothers, 2 sisters, 2 grandfathers, 2 grandmothers, 2 great-grandfathers,
and many other relatives and friends. Three brothers preceded
him in death. Funeral services were held at the home March 29,
conducted by John Lambright, Emanuel Schrock, and William Bontrager.
Burial in Yoder Cemetery.
"Short and sudden was the call
Of one so dearly loved by all ;
And only those know who have loved so well
The pain of saying a last farewell."
Cressman,-Osias Cressman was born near New Hamburg,
Ont., Nov. 30, 1866; died at the Kitchener-Waterloo Hospital on
April 2, 1933, following a critical operation on his stomach;
aged 66 y. 4 m. 2 d. On Dec. 25, 1888, he was baptized and received
into the Mennonite Church, of which he was a faithful and active
member till death. On Nov. 5, 1889, he was united in the holy
bonds of matrimony with Annie Gingerich, who with 4 sons (Amos,
Omar, Joseph and Simeon) and 2 daughters (Celina-Mrs. Simeon Shantz,
and Elmina) are left to mourn the loss of a loving husband and
father. One son preceded him in infancy. On Jan. 21, 1902, he
was ordained a deacon and on March 3, 1903, he was ordained to
the ministry for the Biehn and Geiger congregation, in which field
he labored till God called him home. His last sermon to his home
congregation was delivered Dec. 25, 1932, and his last message
on Jan. 29, 1933, to a neighboring church, which was the last
Sunday he was privileged to attend the house of God. During the
last week of his life he suffered severe pain at times. But the
end was calm and peaceful, and he left this earth with a testimony
to his family that his end was at hand and he is now with his
Lord. Funeral services were conducted at his home by the Brethren
M. H. Roth and S. F. Coffman and at the Geiger Mennonite Church
by Bros. Curtis Cressman, Jonas Snider and M. Hallman, Texts,
Luke 2:29, Acts 20:17-27. Owing to the large concourse of friends
and relatives which had gathered, a service was held at the same
time in the basement of the church, addresses being given by a
number of bishops and ministers from the various congregations
of Ontario. His body was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery,
there to await the resurrection.
"Father, thou hast left us lonely,
With but one bright ray of light,
Causing us to feel with safety,
What the Savior does is right.
"Father, how we long to see you,
In our home; as heretofore;
But if faithful, we shall meet you,
Over on the other shore."
Borkholder.-Moses Borkholder was born in Holmes Co.,
Ohio, Oct. 27, 1838; died March 19, 1933; aged 94 y. 4 m. 22 d.
He was married to Anna E. Miller, Nov. 11, 1860. To this union
were born 5 sons and 5 daughters. His wife died Oct. 24, 1875.
His second marriage was to Sarah M. Miller, Nov. 26, 1876. To
this union were born 4 sons and 3 daughters. His second wife died
July 24,1919; He was father of 17 children, 6 of whom preceded
him in death. He was grandfather of 138 children, great-grandfather
of 391, and great-greatgrandfather of 19. On May 11, 1852, he,
with his parents, left the farm at the Bunker Hill schoolhouse
in Holmes Co., Ohio for a 14 day journey to Marshall Co., Ind.
He united with the Amish Mennonite Church in his early youth and
was a faithful member until death. He was ordained minister April
27, 1862, and later to the office of bishop in October, 1878.
The cause of his death was a stroke of paralysis, which lasted
12 hours. He was buried on the old homestead on March 23, 1933.
He leaves 10 children, 114 grandchildren, 344 greatgrandchildren,
and 17 great-great-grandchildren. Also a host of friends and neighbors.
Fifty-seven preceded him in death.
"How sweet the day that I could say
This life has passed away;
But sad to say to those that mourn,
My voice you shall hear no more."
----- His son, M. M, Borkholder.
Eli, the oldest son of Moses Borkholder, with 3 children--Mose, Emma, and Eli Jr., and his wife and 2 children; Anna, wife of Dan E. Borkholder; and Reuben, son of Dan M. Borkholder; all of Geauga Co., Ohio, came to attend the funeral of Grandpa Borkholder on March 23. While returning to their homes on, March 25, they met with an accident about 10 miles east of Angola, Ind., when they collided with a Greyhound bus. The driver, Dale Hoskins, was severely hurt, and died on the way to the hospital. Bro. Eli, sitting beside him, had his left arm broken and severe injuries; died March 26. His daughter, Emma, wife of John J. Miller; had a fractured skull, and died one hour after being admitted to the hospital. Eli Jr. and his wife and children escaped. His wife had severe bruises from her knees down, so that she could not walk. The youngest child, 2 years old, had a skull fracture, and eyes bruised. Eli Jr. was scratched and shaken up. Moses had his left arm and left leg broken, and was in the hospital until March 30. He left the hospital, at Angola, and went home to Middlefield, Ohio. At this writing he is getting along nicely. The funeral took place at Middlefield, Ohio, March 28, when they laid Bro. Eli and daughter to rest. It was a very sad accident.
"Lift up your eyes and look ahead;
Behold the signs of time.
The time will come when all the dead
In Christ come forth to shine."
Caufman.-Clarence Leroy, son of Bro. and Sister Martin Caufman, Chambersburg, Pa., died April 2, 1933; aged 7 y. 10 m. 22 d. Death was due to cerebral meningitis. He is survived by his parents, 1 sister, 4 grandparents, and 2 great-grandmothers. Because of quarantine laws short services were held April 3 outside the home, in charge of Walter Lehman. Text, Luke 18 :16. Burial in cemetery adjoining Chambersburg Mennonite Church.
Nissley.-Fannie E., daughter of Elias N. and Rebecca
Nissley, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Oct. 23, 1873; died March
27, 1933, in Mt. Joy, Pa.; aged 59 y. 5 m. 4 d. She is survived
by 1 brother (Gabriel E.). She was a member of the Mennonite Church
for twenty-years. Services from her late home, followed by services
in Mt. Joy Mennonite Church, conducted by Bros. Henry Lutz and
Henry Garber. Text, Eccl. 10 :9. Interment in Kraybills Cemetery.
"Servant of God, well done!
Rest from thy loved employ;
The battle fought, the victory won,
Enter thy Master's joy."
Martin.-Donald, son of Bro. and Sister Henry Martin
of Orrville, Ohio, died April 10, 1933; aged 1 y. 25 d. He was
preceded in death by 2 brothers and 1 sister. His parents, 1 brother,
and 1 sister survive him. In the afternoon little Donald was happy
in play. In the evening he became very ill, and in the early morning
Jesus called him. Services were held at the home and at Martin's
Church. Ministers, Stanford Mumaw, I. W. Royer, Benj. Good, and
D. A. Yoder.
"As the sweet flower that scents the morn,
But withers in the rising day,
Thus lovely was this infant's dawn ;
Thus swiftly fled its life away."
Keith.-Ruth Arlene Keith, daughter of Charles W. and
Ada Harnish Keith of West Willow, was born April 3, 1929; died
Feb. 28, 1933, after an illness of 9 days of pneumonia ; aged
3 y. 11 m. 23 d. A sister, Emma Jean, and her 2 grandfathers preceded
her in death. She is survived by her parents, 2 sisters (Verna
Mae and Dorothy), her great-grandparents, 2 grandmothers, 1 aunt,
2 uncles. Funeral services were held March 2 at the home and at
Willow Street Mennonite Church by Bro. Aaron Harnish and Bro.
Jacob T. Harnish, also the United Brethren minister. Interment
in adjoining cemetery.
"Safe in the arms of Jesus;
Safe on His gentle breast;
There by His love o'er-shaded,
Sweetly Ruth's soul shall rest."
Harlin.-Jacob Harlin was born near Elkton, Va., Dec. 22, 1854; died at the home of his daughter near Dayton, Va., March 29, 1933 ; aged 78 y. 3 m. 7 d. He had been in feeble health for about four years. He was patient in his suffering and expressed himself "ready to go." His wife preceded him in death a number of years ago. He united with the Mennonite Church many years ago, continuing in this faith to the end. On July 9, 1880, he was married to Annie Good. To this union were born 2 sons, Vernon and Casper, and 1 daughter Nora (married Walter D. Heatwole), all of whom survive. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held from Weaver's Church in charge of the brethren J. S. Martin and Leonard Jones. Text, I Cor. 15:49. His body was laid to rest in the cemetery nearby.
Lambert.-Rachel Jane, wife of William Lambert, was born
March 27, 1858; died March 26, 1933, at the home of her daughter,
Mrs. Newton Bartley, near Dayton, Va. She was buried on her 75th
birthday. Death was due to cancer; she suffered intensely the
past few months but patiently endured it. She frequently expressed
her desire to be relieved and go home. She with her husband (also
75 years old), accepted Christ Jan. 21, 1933, and were baptized
by Bro. S. H. Rhodes. She is survived by her husband, Mrs. Newton
Bartley, Mrs. Newton Howdeshall, and a number of sons and grandchildren.
Funeral at the home by Bros. Melvin Heatwole and Snively Martin.
Interment at the Beaver Creek Cemetery.
"Though to-day we're filled with mourning
Mercy still is on the throne;
With Thy smiles of love returning,
We can sing, 'Thy will be done.' "
Weese.-Mary F., daughter of the late Philip and Barbara Linhoss, was born near New Erection, Va., Dec. 8, 1860; died of complications at her home in Dayton, Va., March 24, 1933: aged 72 y. 3 m. 16 d. She was the last member of her father's family. In 1854 her parents sailed from Bremen, Germany, in a sailboat, landing at Baltimore, Md., eleven weeks and two days after leaving Bremen. In early life she united with the Mennonite Church, in which faith she died. On Sept. 18, 1898, she was united in marriage to Clarence J. Weese who with the following children survive: Edna M. (married J. H. Knicely), Minnie A. (married A. H. Armstrong) , and one son George. She is also survived by 8 grandchildren. Funeral services were held from the Bank Church conducted by the brethren, S. G. Shetler and S. H. Rhodes. Text, "The Master is come, and calleth for thee" (Jno. 11:28). Her body was laid to rest in the cemetery near by.
Herr.-Emma G., wife of Samuel M. Herr, Soudersburg,
Pa., died Feb. 10, 1933, in St. Joseph's Hospital, Lancaster,
Pa., following an operation; aged 71 y. 22 d. She was a daughter
of the late Martin and Anna Groff Denlinger, and is survived by
her husband, 3 daughters (Anna-Mrs. Isaac Brackbill, Mary-Mrs.
Aaron Fisher, both of Soudersburg, and Emma-Mrs. Maurice Kreider
of Ronks, Pa.). Also 6 grandchildren and the following brothers
and sisters: Mrs. John Zimmerman, Martin G. Denlinger, Elam G.
Denlinger, Mrs. Salinda Ranck, David G. Denlinger, Abram G. Denlinger
and Mrs. Reuben Buckwalter. Funeral services were held from the
late home Feb. 14, with further services at the Paradise Mennonite
Church, of which she was a member. Bros. Abram Martin and Jacob
"Mother's gone beyond this world
Of sorrow, pain and care;
Gone to be with Jesus,-
Oh, will we meet her there?"
Neuensehwander. - Lydia Neuenschwander, daughter of Peter and Mary Ann Zimmerly, was born in Wayne Co., Ohio, Feb. 16, 1894; died of heart failure March 28, 1933; aged 39 y. 1 m. 12 d. She accepted her Savior in her youth and was received into the Sonnenberg Mennonite Church, remaining a loyal member until death. On Dec. 14, 1916, she was united in marriage to Samuel Neuenschwander. To this union were born 3 sons and 4 daughters. She leaves a deeply sorrowing husband, 2 sons and 3 daughters (Esther, Albert, Orpha, Sylvia. and Melvin), her loving mother, 2 brothers and 2 sisters (John, Edwin, Lizzie--Mrs. Otto Kampeh, and Melinda), besides many other relatives and friends. One daughter (Idella) preceded her in death, and 1 son (Elmer) in infancy. Her father died 4 months ago, and 1 brother in 1915. Why God called her away in her usefulness we cannot understand. But we have to remember that He doeth all things well, even if her sudden death was a shock to the family and community. We hope our loss is her gain. Funeral services were held March 31 in charge of Lewis Amstutz, J. S. Moser, and C. N. Amstutz.
Schrock.-Nancy, daughter of Joseph A. and Mary Ann Horner Schrock. was born in Howard Co., Ind., Oct. 10, 1882; died April 13; 1933, at her home near Chief, Mich.; aged 50 y. 6 m. 3 d. In 1899 she was married to Samuel Schrock, and in 1904 they moved to Manitee Co., Mich., their present location. Bro. and Sister Schrock were charter members of the Pleasant View congregation, transferring their membership from the Howard-Miami congregation in Indiana. Her faith in God was shown by her cheerful disposition through which she made many friends. Although suffering more or less for 8 years, she never complained, and her sudden death was a great shock to all who knew her. She is survived by her husband, 1 daughter (Ruby Leland), 1 grandchild, 1 brother (Altine of Goshen, Ind.), and a large number of other relatives , and a host of friends. Funeral services were held April 16, by her pastor, Bro. C. C. Culp. Text, Phil. 1:21-26. Burial in the Mennonite Cemetery. This was the largest ever held at this church.
Witmer.-Susan H. Witmer was born May 16, 1859; died
at her home at Baumgardner, Pa., March 23, 1933; aged 73 y. 10
m. 7 d. On Dec. 21, 1885, she was married to Benj. Witmer, who
with 1 daughter (Celia) survives; also 2 brothers, 2 sisters,
and a host of other relatives and friends. She was a member of
the Mennonite Church for many years. Her health was failing the
past summer, and on Feb. 14 she became ill and was confined to
her bed for 5 weeks. She was patient in her suffering and expressed
her desire and willingness to go home to the Father. Funeral services
were held in the home by the brethren, Aaron Harnish and Frank
Herr, and at Willow St. Mennonite church by Bro. John Mosemann.
Text, Job 19 :25. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
"If we could hear her singing as we think she's singing now,
If we could see the brightness of the crown upon her brow;
There would be no sighs to worry, and of bitter tears no more,
When we think of our loved one who has gone to yonder shore."
Denlinger.-Martin W., son of the late Benjamin and Maria
Denlinger, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., April 11, 1882; died
March 17, 1933, in the Lancaster General Hospital, after being
there for 10 days, ill with cancer and complications for more
than a year; aged 50 y. 11 m. 6 d. He was a faithful member of
Mellinger's Mennonite Church, a teacher in the Sunday school for
many years, and a great lover of the Bible, in which he found
very much comfort in his sickness. He always expressed a bright
hope for the future. At one time in his sickness he had an inward
hemorrage. Some time after that he was anointed and became so
much improved that he again had the pleasure of going to church
for a while. Surviving are his wife (Emma R. Burkhart) , 2 sons
(Paul B. and Titus), 2 daughters (Ursula and Beulah). Two sons
and two daughters preceded him in death. One son died over two
years ago on Christmas Eve. On his death bed he said, "I
am going to my beautiful home. I am not waiting for father."
Four brothers also survive (Benjamin, Abram, Harry, and Joseph).
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, March 19, at the
home and at Mellinger's Church, with Brethren David Landis. Elmer
Martin, and William Heisey in charge. The body was laid to rest
in the adjoining cemetery.
"My husband lies in death's embrace:
The grave is now his resting place;
Oh, as I pass beneath the rod,
Reveal Thyself the widow's God."
By the Family.
Transcribed by: Don Kauffman, Alberta