Landis.-Eli Jr., infant son of Eli N. and Mary
(Rohrer) Landis, Mechanicsburg, Pa., died Feb. 24, 1934; aged
2 days. Short services were conducted at the home by Bro. Elmer
Martin. Burial in the Stumptown Mennonite Cemetery.
"His little bed is empty now,
The one we loved is still;
And though our hearts are broken,
We know it was God's will."
Emmert.-Wayne Leroy, son of Floyd and Grace Emmert, Molalla, Oreg., died of scarlet fever March 14, 1934; aged 2 y. 19 d. He leaves his parents, a brother (Willis), 3 sisters (Margaret, Opal, and Ethel), and many other relatives and friends. We submit to His will and say with Job: The Lord gave, the Lord that taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord." We know that we shall see him again, if we are faithful. Funeral services were conducted by Bro. H. A. Wolfer. Text, II Sam.12:22, 23. Buried in Hopewell Cemetery near Hubbard, Oreg.
Shertzer.-Amos N. Shertzer was born Dec. 2, 1886;
died March 15, 1934; aged 47 y. 3 m. 15 d. He is survived by his
wife, Mary (Warfel) Shertzer, and the following children: Richard,
Amos Jr., Martha. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church
and took an active part in Sunday school work. Services were held
March 19 at Millersville, Pa., by Bros. John H. Mosemann, D. N.
Gish, and Jacob G. Hess. Text, Eph. 2:8-10.
"And our beloved have departed,
While we tarry, broken-hearted;
They have ended life's brief story;
They have reached their home of glory
Over death victorious."
Culp.-John, son of Joseph and Mary Culp, was born in Mahoning Co., Ohio, June 11, 1865; aged 68 y. 9 m. 9 d. Those who mourn his departure are his widow (Nettie Frankford Culp), 3 brothers and 1 sister (Isaac, Samuel, and William Culp, and Nancy Harrold). He also leaves a host of friends. He was loved by many and was well known near and far. His death was due to a tragic accident. While walking along the highway he was struck by an automobile, causing instant death. Funeral services were held March 22 at the Midway Mennonite Church, where a large number of relatives and friends gathered to pay a last tribute of respect and sympathy, Bros. E. M. Detweiler and David Lehman in charge. Text, Psa. 39:4, 5.
Landis.-Abraham M., son of the late John L. and
Elizabeth Musser Landis, was born Nov. 25, 1853; died Jan. 13,
1934, at the home of his son, John S. Landis, in Leacock, Pa.,
after about 3 years illness of prostate trouble; aged 80 y. 1
m. 18 d. He was a member of the Stumptown Mennonite Church for
many years. He is survived by his wife (Hettie Seigrist Landis),
1 son (John S. Landis), 2 sisters and 1 brother (Harry and Susan
Landis of Leacock and Mrs. Barbara Stauffer of Witmer, Pa.). Services
were conducted Jan. 16 at the home of Bro. Elmer Martin and at
the Stumptown Church by Bros. Elmer Martin and David Landis. Interment
in adjoining cemetery.
"With heavy, heavy hearts we lay
Our loved one beneath the sod;
The voice of mercy we obey,
And yield him unto God."
Hooley.-Phyllis Joan, only child of Ora and Geneva
Swartzendruber Holley, died after a severe illness of pneumonia
lasting only about 5 days, on Feb. 23, 1934; aged 3 y. 10 m. 26
d. The parents, the 4 grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Leo Hooley, and
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Swartzendruber of Wellman, Iowa), a great-grandmother
(Mrs. J. A. Miller, of Elkhart, Ind.), 1 uncle, 7 aunts, and many
other relatives are bereft. Phyllis was an exceptional bright
and loveable child. She endeared herself to all who knew her and
will be greatly missed by them. Funeral services were held Feb.
25 at West Union Church conducted by R. W. Meeker and A. G. Yoder.
She was laid to rest in the cemetery nearby.
"There is no death,
The stars go down, to rise upon some fairer shore,
And bright in heaven's jeweled crown
They shine for evermore."
Heller.-John G. Heller was born in Lancaster
Co., Pa., Jan. 8, 1887; died at his home in Manor Tp., March 5,
1934, of a lingering illness. He was a son of John S. and the
late Fannie Gamber Heller, and was a member of the Mennonite church
for many years. He had a quiet disposition, and did not willfully
wrong any one. We believe he realized his end was near, and he
spoke comforting words to his family. He was united in marriage
to Edna C. Hess Dec. 14, 1910, who survives him; also these children:
Frances M., Edith A., and John Mervin all at home; also his father
and five sisters. Funeral services were held March 8 at the home
by Bros. Landis Shertzer and Daniel Gish, and at the Millersville
Mennonite Church by Bros. Jacob Hess and John Mosemann. Texts,
Psa. 116:15; II Tim. 4:7. Interment in Millersville Cemetery.
"Farewell, dear father, your labors are o'er,
Your willing hands will toil no more;
Peace by thy slumber, thy rest be sweet,
Our circle is now broken, our home incomplete."
Transcriber's note: "Tp" as in the original.
Hollaway.-Ruth Elizabeth, daughter of Pre. Isaac D. and Fannie (Nafzinger) Hertzler, was born in Long Green, Md., Nov. 1, 1892; died at the Riverside Hospital, Newport News, Va., Jan. 20, 1934; aged 41 y. 2 m. 28 d. She was married to Robert M. Hollaway, Denbigh, Va., who survives her. To this union were born 7 children, 4 sons and 3 daughters, six of whom survive as follows: Robert, Milton, Dorothy, Maurice, Ruth Ann, and Charles; an infant daughter was born as the hospital and died the same day and was buried resting peacefully on her mother's arm. She leaves also her father, 3 brothers, 2 sisters, and many friends. Early in life she accepted Jesus as her Savior and remained a faithful member till death. We cannot understand why one so much needed in the home and in the church should be taken so early in life but God knows what is best, and to His will we bow in submission. Funeral services were held Jan. 22, in the Warwick Mennonite Church, conducted by Bro. Geo. R. Brunk, assisted by Bro. Daniel Shenk. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
Yoder.-Valentine M., son of Moses W. and Barbara
Yoder, was born Sept. 10, 1868, near Davidsville, Pa.; died March
18, 1934, near Allensville, Pa.; aged 65 y. 6 m. 8 d. His death
came after a painful illness of five months. He was married Feb.
7, 1897, to Julia Ann Thomas. To this union were born four children
(Dorsey V., Emma, Howard, and Lizzie the wife of Pre. Elmer E.
Yoder) all surviving; besides 3 brothers, 1 sister, and 5 grandchildren.
He confessed Christ more than forty years ago and united with
the Mennonite Church to which he remained faithful till the end.
In 1922 he moved from Johnstown district to Allensville, where
he resided till death. His dying concern was for his children,
that they might be faithful till death. Funeral services were
held in the home by E. D. Hess and at the Allensville Mennonite
Church by Aaron Mast assisted by James Saylor of Johnstown (his
former bishop) and by J. B. Zook of Allensville. Interment in
the cemetery nearby.
"Thought cast down, we're not forsaken,
Though afflicted, not alone;
Thou didst give and Thou hast taken,
Blessed Lord, Thy will be done."
Hostetter.-Annie S. Hostetter was born Apr. 28,
1855; died of pneumonia after a week's illness at her home in
East Petersburg, Pa., March 19, 1934; aged 78 y. 10 m. 21 d. "Aunt
Annie," as she was known by her many friends, was left rather
helpless five years ago because of the effects of a stroke, but
was able to attend church services and Sunday school until two
months ago. She spent her "waiting time" in patience
and cheerfulness, causing it to be a real pleasure to minister
to her needs. Her hands and needle were busy until one day she
laid her work aside as if to say, "My work is finished."
A day later she took her bed and was in a semi-conscious condition,
also having suffered a slight stroke. She became gradually weaker
and passed to her desired rest. She was one of the early advocates
of the Sunday school work, being a teacher for a number of years
and a pupil to life's close. The welfare of the Church and the
salvation of souls was her chief concern. Services were held March
21 at East Petersburg Mennonite Church, conducted by Bro. Frank
Kreider and Bro. John H. Gochnauer. Texts, Rev. 13:10 (Patience);
Heb. 4:9 (Rest). By her niece.
Culp.-Anna, widow of Deacon Abraham Culp and daughter of Jonas and Margaret Blosser, was born Dec. 19, 1840, in Harrisonburg, Va., died March 19, 1934; at her home near Wakarusa, Ind., aged 93 y. 3 m. Infirmities of old age caused her death. She had been ailing for about a year but was bedfast for only 13 days. For 64 years she was a resident of Elkhart Co., Ind. During the Civil War the family suffered many privations, and at the age of 24 she left home, went to Ohio, and a year later came to Indiana, where she married Abraham Culp on November 11, 1866. Bro. Culp, who served as deacon for many years at the Holdeman Church, died November 4, 1910. Five children were born to this union, three of whom are living-Phoebe, Amos, and Timothy, all at home: Two daughters died, one at 3 and the other at 54. The only grandchild also died at 17. Surviving ate the 3 children, 1 brother (Jonas Blosser of Harrisonburg, Va.), and 1 sister (Mrs. Elizabeth Metzler of North Lima, Ohio). Sister Culp, when in younger years, was a great help to her husband in the trying days of his ministry. Many were the good counsels given. The funeral was held at the Olive Church, services conducted by S. G. Shetler and Silas Weldy. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.
Schrock.-Cleo, youngest son of Ira and Sarah
Schrock, was born in Pettisville, Ohio, Sept. 19, 1918; died at
the Wauseon Memorial Hospital, March 11, 1934; aged 15 y. 5 m.
22 d. His death was due to influenza which later developed complications.
Cleo was of a kind and loving disposition, and always had a smile
for everyone he met. Four days before his death he confessed Christ
as his personal Savior, which gave him contentment and peace of
mind. He leaves to mourn his sorrowing mother, who is now at the
hospital, 2 sisters and 2 brothers (Mrs. Alfred Rupp of Wauseon,
O.; Mrs. Lawrence Grieser of Archbold, O.; Cephas and Eddie Schrock
of Pettisville, O.), 2 grandfathers, and a large circle of relatives
and friends. One brother (Verdan) preceded him in death. Funeral
services were held March 14 at the home by Henry Rychener, and
at the Central Church, conducted by E. B. Frey assisted by S.
D. Grieser. Burial in Pettisville Cemetery.
"The voice is hushed, of him we loved so well,
'Twas oh, so hard, to know his life must cease;
But the Savior also loved him, and took him home to dwell,
Where the cold, mocking cares of earth cannot disturb his peace."
-C. M. B.
Hollinger.-Martin L., son of Jacob and Magdalena Hollinger, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Feb. 16, 1853. In his early boyhood days he came with his parents to Stark Co., O., and located near Bowdil. On Feb. 14, 1885, he was married to Sarah Eschliman. To this union were born two children (C. Clyde of Bowdil, O., and Harvey H. of Akron, O.). Sister Hollinger died October 1894. On Jan. 2, 1896, he was married to Emma Eschliman who peacefully fell asleep in Jesus in November, 1919. He was called home on the morning of March 20, 1934, at the advanced age of 81 y. 1 m. 4 d. At the age of 16 years he accepted Christ as his personal Savior and united with the U. B. Church near Bowdil. Some thirty years ago he transferred his membership to the Pleasant View Mennonite Church. He was deeply interested in the work of the Lord, especially Christian song. He served the church as chorister and trustee for many years. He was at his best when he stood before an audience and directed voices and hearts to the Master through Christian song. His sun went down in an unclouded sky. So his going was a change of location, perhaps, but not a change of company. Two children, one granddaughter (Mary), one brother (Walter), four sisters (Anna, Mattie, Sevilla, and Emma), the Pleasant View Church and S. S., and many relatives and friends feel very keenly the loss which they have sustained by his passing. Funeral services were held March 22 at the Pleasant View Church. Sermon by I. J. Buchwalter (Psa. 40:3) assisted by I. W. Royer and Sager Tyson. Interment in cemetery near by.
Klopfenstein.-Aaron, son of Peter and Katie Klopfenstein,
was born near Tedrow, Ohio, Nov. 16, 1879; died at his home near
Wauseon, Ohio, Mar. 22, 1934; aged 54 y. 4 m. 6 d. On Dec. 31,
1903, he was united in marriage to Jemina Aschliman, with whom
he shared the joys and sorrows of life for a little over 30 years.
This union was blessed with 2 sons and 4 daughters. His health
began to fail over two years ago, finally resulting in mucous
colitis and emboli of the brain, which at times gave him intense
pain and suffering, but he always tried his best to endure it
patiently. He leaves his sorrowing widow, 2 sons (Arthur and Roy
of Wauseon, Ohio), 4 daughters (Frances, wife of Harley Beck of
Archbold, Ohio; Mabel, wife of Lloyd Gisel of Wauseon, Ohio; Ellen
and Doris at home), 6 grandchildren, his aged mother (who is very
feeble), 2 brothers, 2 sisters, and a large circle of near relatives
and friends. His father and one grandchild preceded him in death.
Twenty-seven years ago Bro. Klopfenstein and wife confessed Christ
as their personal Savior and united with the Mennonite Church,
in which faith he died. Funeral services were held Mar. 25 at
the home by S. D. Grieser, and at the Central Mennonite Church,
in charge of S. S. Wyse, assisted by Henry Rychener. Text, Jno.
11:23-26. Interment in Pettisville cemetery.
"His willing hands will toil for us no more;
His voice is still.
Fond hopes are shattered, hearts are sore,
Yet, 'twas God's will.
God called dear father home to rest-
Away from pain and care.
Some day, oh happy time, 'twill not be long,
We'll meet him there."
Maust.-Simon L. Maust was born in Somerset Co., Pa., Oct. 17, 1858; died at his home in Springs, Pa., March 10, 1934; aged 75 y. 4 m. 23 d. He was married to Savilla Folk Dec. 15, 1878, to which union were born 5 sons and 2 daughters. Two sons preceded him in death after attaining manhood, and one daughter in infancy. He thus leaves his companion. 3 sons and 1 daughter (Norman and Homer of Springs, Harry of Scottsdale, Mrs. Stewart Rodamer of Grantsville), grandchildren and great-grandchildren, 1 brother (Leonard, Masontown, W. Va.), 2 half-brothers (H. S. Yoder of Grantsville, Md., and Norman S. Yoder of Pinto, Md.), 1 half-sister (Mrs. N. E. Hershberger of Grantsville), and a number of more distant relatives and many friends. He united with the Amish Mennonite Church in youth, in which connection he died. He was well and favorably known for his genial sympathetic, and neighborly qualities. He was a man who was quite active in the common, necessary occupations of life, doing his part without undue pretense. He maintained bodily vigor and activity above many of his age, until a few years ago, when he became afflicted with weakness of the heart, after which his condition again improved. Some weeks before his death his health again began to fail, and about a week before the end complications of pneumonia set in. The funeral was held at the Spring Mennonite meeting house March 13, at which an unusually large congregation assembled. Services at the late home were conducted by C. W. Bender; at the meeting house by J. B. Miller, assisted by Shem Peachey and G. D. Miller. Interment in the Springs Cemetery.
Ashliman.-Joseph Ashliman was born in Fulton
Co., Ohio, Feb. 7, 1848; died March 21, 1934 at his home in Henry
Co., Ohio, where he had lived since 1880; aged 86 y. 1 m. 14 d.
On April 2, 1874, he was united in marriage with Catharine Lantz.
To this union were born 2 sons and 2 daughters, Albert D., of
Stryker, Ohio; Mrs. Frank Graf of Wauseon, O.; Mrs. Eli Rufenacht;
and Harvey C. of Archbold, O. Mary Linow was taken into this home
when but seven years old, and was cared for as a daughter. On
March 6, 1892, the mother was called out of this home by death.
Mary remained with the family until her marriage to S. C. Nofziger
of Archbold, O. He leaves 4 children, 9 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild,
Mr. and Mrs. S. C. Nofziger and 3 children, 1 sister (Mrs. John
D. Short of Archbold), and 1 brother (Henry Aschliman of Stryker,
O.); also a large number of near relatives and friends. In his
younger years he accepted Christ as his personal Savior and united
with the Mennonite Church, in which faith he died. Bro. Aschliman
remained a widower for over 42 years, was well known in the community,
and had many friends. He was in failing health for some time and
on Saturday night became serious sick with hardening of the arteries,
and on Wednesday noon passed away suddenly. "Therefore be
ye also ready for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man
cometh." Funeral services were held March 24 at the home
by S. D. Grieser, and at the Central Mennonite Church by S. S.
Wyse, assisted by E. L. Frey. Text, Isa. 38:1. Burial in Lockport
"Dearest Father, thou hast left us;
Here thy loss we deeply feel,
But 'tis God who has bereft us;
He can all our sorrows heal."
Landis.-Bertha (Moyer) Landis, wife of Jacob B. Landis, pastor of St. James Reformed Church of West Reading, Pa., son of H. Reist Landis of Lititz, Pa. Bertha was the daughter of John H. Moyer and Annie Hershey (both deceased) and she was born near Hershey, Pa. She attended the public schools and later was graduated from Woman's College of Frederick, Md., and for two years taught in the George Junior Republic of New York state and later taught in the Hershey High School. She also was a member of the Board of the YWCA of Hershey and was a leader in the interests of the local church of Campbelltown where she was a member from her earliest youth. Love for her parents prompted her to forsake the career of teaching to help her parents. In June, 1918 she was married to Jacob B. Landis and to the time of her passing she was zealous in the work of the Kingdom, having been a Sunday school teacher, colaborer with her husband in bringing comfort and loving ministration to many souls, besides also giving her two children the example of beautiful motherhood. She fell asleep in Sunday morning, March 18. She leaves her bereaved husband, 2 children (Robert and Ruth). One infant daughter (Anna Margaret) preceded her into eternity. One brother (John of Hershey) also survives, as well as hosts of friends and persons whom she comforted in her life. She was laid to rest in the beautiful "God's Acre" of Erbs Mennonite meeting house near Lititz on Thursday, March 22, in the presence of a host of sorrowing friends. Services were conducted by Charles E. Roth, pastor of St. Andrews Reformed Church, Reading, Ralph Folk, pastor of the Schwarzwald Reformed Church, Berks Co., and Joseph Apple, president of Hood College of Frederick, Md. Joseph Boll, minister of Erb's Mennonite Church, pronounced the benediction. Rev. 14:13: "And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write. Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors; and their works do follow them."
Transcriber's note: "colaborer" as in the original.
Transcribed by Carolyn Hunnicutt, Indiana
Hamilton.-Fannie Frances (Smith) Hamilton, was born near Goshen, Ind., July 28, 1854; died at her home near Tuleta, Texas, March 16, 1934; aged 79 y. 7 m. 16 d. She was united in marriage to David N. Hamilton, and 8 children were born to this union. She is survived by her sorrowing husband, and the following children: Ella Carlton of Denver, Colo.; Frank of Yakima, Wash.; Cora, who died in her youth; Clara at home; Anna Davis of Tuleta, Texas; Ervin, of Pigeon, Mich.; Oliver, at home; Hazel Miller, of Pigeon, Mich.; also by 10 grandchildren, 1 sister (Susan Loucks of Canton, Kans.), and many relatives and friends. She was a member of the Mennonite Church; and was a kind and loving mother who will be greatly missed in the home. The funeral services were held at the Tuleta Mennonite Church, in charge of Bro. E. S. Hallman (text, Heb. 11:16) assisted by Peter Unzicker. Interment in the Beeville Cemetery.
Shantz.-Edwin Shantz was born near Breslau, Mar. 28, 1877; died at his home in Kitchener, Ont., on Easter Sunday, April 1, 1934; aged 57 y. 3 d. He accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior in young manhood, united with the Mennonite Church at Breslau, in which communion he remained until he departed this life. In June, 1902, he was united in marriage with Lydia Ann Good, who predeceased him in 1903. To this union was born one son, Merle. In August, 1924, he was united in marriage with Rosetta Knox. To this union were born two daughters, June and Jean. There remain to mourn his departure, his sorrowing wife; one son, (Merle of South Hero, Vt.); two daughters (June and Jean at home); three sisters (Mrs. Simon Baer, Kitchener, Miss Edith Shantz, Waterloo, and Mrs. Elias Rudy, Kitchener); also a host of relatives and friends. The funeral services and burial were held at the First Mennonite Church in charge of C. F. Derstine and W. K. Weber.
Riegsecker.-Christian, son of Joseph and Magdalena Riegsecker was born in France on Oct. 28, 1858; died at the home of his brother Benjamin near Middlebury, Ind., on March 24, 1934; aged 75 y. 4 m. 26 d. At the age of about 9 years he came with his parents to America and located in Fulton Co., Ohio, where he grew to manhood and spent nearly all his life. Just two weeks before his departure he came to Middlebury, Ind., and was soon stricken with heart trouble and lung fever. Four days before his passing over he confessed Christ as his personal Savior, was received into the Mennonite church by water baptism, and expressed himself as having peace with God. He was never married. Surviving are one brother Joseph of Archbold, Ohio, a number of nephews and nieces and a host of relatives and friends. Funeral services at the house by D. J. Johns and at the Greiner Church by S. D. Greiser and D. D. Troyer in English and E. L. Frey in German. Buried in the Miller graveyard.
Hiestand.-Henry S. Hiestand was born near Salunga,
Pa., June 25, 1843; died Feb.19, 1934; at his home in Salunga;
aged 90 y. 7 m. 23 d. He was preceded in death by his companion
42 years. He was a member of the Mennonite church for many years
and remained faithful until the end. Surviving him are 7 children:
Amos H., Lebanon; Simon H., Salunga; Anna, wife of Charles Green,
Lancaster; Albert H., Landisville; Bess, wife of Woodburn Sayre,
Trenton, N. J., Fannie, wife of Ritner Menaugh of Wayne, Pa.;
and Henry H., of Ayr, Neb.; also 25 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren,
and 2 sisters; Mrs. Abram Harnish of Lancaster and Mrs. Annie
Musselman of Salunga. Funeral services were held Feb. 22 at the
home by Martin Miller and at the Salunga Mennonite church by Hiram
Kauffman and John H. Mosemann. Pallbearers were six of his grandsons.
Text, II Tim. 4:7, 8. Burial in Landisville Cemetery.
"His room is empty, all is still,
His place is vacant, it was God's will;
So long he waited for his rest,
Our blessed Lord knew what was best."
Hoover.-J. William, son of Noah S. and Sarah (Kreider) Hoover, was born June 22, 1886, died March 31, 1934; aged 47 y. 9 m. 9 d. At the age of about 2 years he moved with his parents to the present home, Elkhart Co., Ind., where he resided ever since. On Dec. 22, 1917, he was united in marriage with Celesta Kauffman, who, with two children (Mary and Lloyd) are left with cherished memories of an affectionate, loving husband and father. He is also survived by two sisters (Anna Hoover, also living on the parental home, Ada-Mrs. Abram Hartman of Goshen, Ind.). He united with the Mennonite Yellow Creek Church at the age of 14 years. He was always very conscientious and even during the time of his failing health he showed an interest and a concern about the things of God and the Church. He served as S. S. Supt. or as a teacher for many years. His place during church services was seldom vacant. Although his health failed about a year ago, he was still much concerned about his family and assisted in the daily chores until suddenly, on the morning of the 31st, he passed away about 7 hours later. Funeral services were held at the Yellow Creek Church, conducted by Jonas Loucks and D. A. Yoder. Text, I Pet. 1:3-5-The living hope.
Hershey.-Ruth Naomi, daughter of Bro. Willis
H. and Sister Ruth Hershey, died of acute Bright's disease following
pneumonia, after four and one-half weeks suffering, Mar. 24, 1934;
aged 4 m. 20 d. Baby Ruth was a big, strong, and exceptionally
bright and lovely baby, and had greatly endeared herself to all
who knew her. She was taken violently ill, but was a very patient
sufferer. The Lord saw fit to remove her from her pain and from
this sinful world, to which we humbly submit, knowing He doeth
all things well, hard as it is to give her up. She is survived
by her bereaved parents, 4 sisters (Marian R., Mildred A., Dorothy
E., M. Katherine), 1 brother (John Robert), grandparents (Bro.
and Sister Ephraim L. Hershey and Bro. and sister J. K. Hershey),
besides many uncles and aunts. Funeral services conducted by Bro.
Jacob Mellinger, with further services at Paradise, Pa., Mennonite
Church by Bro. Abram Martin. Text, Rev. 12:5, latter clause. Burial
in adjoining cemetery.
"When we see a precious blossom
That we tended with such care,
Gently taken from our bosom
How our aching hearts despair!
Though cast down we're not forsaken;
Though afflicted, not alone:
Thou didst give and Thou hast taken,
Blessed Lord, "Thy will be done."
Hege.-Fannie H., daughter of the late Jonas W.,
and Susanna (Hershey) Eby, was born near Welsh Run. Pa.,
Aug. 4, 1866; died at her home in Maugansville, Md., of complications
March 8, 1934; aged 67 y. 7 m. 4 d. On Nov. 10, 1887, she was
united in marriage to Henry K. Hege. This union was blessed with
10 children. Two infant sons preceded her in death. Surviving
her, are her husband and these sons and daughters: Susan, wife
of Eli H. Martin; Amanda, wife of Mark C. Showalter; Jonas; Fannie,
wife of Andrew H. Martin; Henry, Ira, Anna, and Adin; also 38
grandchildren, 4 brothers, and 2 sisters. Mother sealed her covenant
with God and united with the Mennonite church in girlhood and
remained faithful until the end; always possessing a meek and
quiet spirit and maintaining a quiet and peaceful attitude toward
those who grieved her; taking her place in the home and church
according to God's Word; greatly concerned about her family. She
bore her afflictions patiently, having been a sufferer from arthritis
for nearly 10 years. She was bedfast most of the time since Nov.
6, and suffered greatly the last nine weeks of her life, when
the end came without a struggle. She was resigned to the Lord's
will being done. Funeral services were held March 12 at the home
by Bro. Moses K. Horst, with services and burial at Reiff's Mennonite
Church by Bros. David Lesher and Denton Martin. Text, Psa. 116:15.
"Mother's toils are over;
Her struggles, though they were sore,
In heaven is sweetly resting
Where sorrows come no more."
By the family.
Bechler.-Magdalena, daughter of John and Fannie Gascho, was born Jan. 12, 1862. She was united in marriage to Joel Bechler June 10, 1880. This union was blessed with twelve children, one dying in infancy (Mrs. Warren Lockhart, Flint, Mich.; Mrs. Henry Smith, Saskatchewan, Can.; Mrs. Will Birky, Stanford, Ill.; Mrs. Morris Haymaker, Pigeon, Mich.; Mrs. Simon Litwiller, Manson, Iowa; Mrs. Chris Erb, Zurich, Ont.; Mrs. Henry Eichelberger, Hopedale, Ill.; Mrs. Chris Eichelberger, Hebron, Ind.; Mrs. Loui Eichelberger, Pryor, Okla.; Mose Bechler, Exiter, Ont.; Chris Bechler, Manson, Iowa). She also leaves 46 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, 4 sisters, 5 brothers, and a large number of relatives and friends. She united with the Mennonite Church in her youth and remained a faithful member until death. Last summer she was stricken down with erysipelas which was the immediate cause of her death. Everything which willing hands could do was done for her, but she passed peacefully away March 21 at 11:20 A. M. Her husband passed away on the same date seven years ago, and since that time she has made her home with her youngest son (Chris) at which place she died at the age of 72 y. 2 m. 9 d. She was very patient during her illness and expressed herself ready to go, which is a great comfort to the sorrowing family. She will be greatly missed in the home and in the Church by the grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at the Mennonite church, Nick Stoltzfus having charge. Burial was made in Rose Hill Cemetery.
Kauffman.-Daniel D., son of David and Barbara
Kauffman, was born Sept. 20, 1864, in Johnson Co., Ia., died at
his home in South English, Ia., March 26, 1934; aged 70 y. 6 m.
On Feb. 11 he preached his last sermon, the text being, "Prepare to meet thy God." The message was delivered in his usual zeal and enthusiasm, and was quite impressive. The following week he suddenly took sick. It was soon discovered he had kidney infection. When it became certain that it was doubtful anything could be done to restore him to health, he committed himself to the Lord in a very definite way, and said if it is the Lord's will he was ready to go.
In the year 1896 he was ordained to the ministry in Lyons Co., Kans. In this capacity he served faithfully. His endeavor was to follow that which he believed was the leadings of the Lord in all things. People may have differed with him at times; this is very possible with human beings. It was his high purpose at all times to do the will of God, and live for His glory. On Jan. 27, 1885, he was united in marriage with Mary Steckley. To this union were born 1 son and 4 daughters (Roy and Lillie Hoylman of Creston, Mont.; Barbara Hoylman of South English, Ia.; Lena Lapp of Creston, Mont.; and Ella Slater of Gateway, Mont.). These all survive to mourn with their deeply grieved mother the departure of their father. Others surviving are four brothers, five sisters, Anna Lue (an adopted daughter of Harper, Kans.), thirty-four grandchildren.
In 1898 he with his family moved from Kansas to Iowa, locating north of Wellman, where he lived until 1911, when he moved to Keokuk Co., locating three miles east of South English. In 1913 he with his family moved to Creston, Mont., where he spent most of his life since. After deciding to retire from active farming he and his companion chose South English, Ia., for their home the remainder of their life, and moved to this place in 1931. The stay for him has not been long, but his services in the church and the community were highly appreciated and enjoyed and will be greatly missed.
Funeral services were conducted by P. J. Blosser and Abner G. Yoder assisted by others. He was laid to rest in the cemetery two miles east of South English.
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Zook.-Mary Elizabeth, wife of John G. Zook, was born July 26, 1868, died March 21, 1934. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Funeral services conducted by E. J. Zook and -- McNulty, at the Maple Grove Church. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
Townsley.-Joseph B. Townsley was born at Pomeroy, Pa., June 16, 1880; died at his home in Coatesville, Pa., on March 29, 1934; aged 53 y. 9 m. 13 d. He is survived by his wife and 5 children; also 2 brothers and 1 sister. Funeral was conducted by Bro John A. Kennel on March 31. Text, II Cor. 5:1.
Unternahrer.-Edward Christian, son of Jacob R.
and Mayme (Leichty) Unternahrer, was born near Noble, Iowa, March
29, 1934, and died nine days later. He leaves his parents, 3 sisters,
4 grandparents, and many relatives and friends. We know that we
shall see him again if we are faithful.
"The Lord gave, the Lord hath taken away.
Blessed be the name of the Lord."
"His little bed is empty now,
The one we loved is still,
And though our hearts are broken,
We know it was God's will."
Funeral services were held April 7 at the home by Bro. Simon Gingerich. Interment in the Sugar Creek Cemetery.
Begly.-Fannie (Lehman) Begly was born June 30, 1868, near Dalton, O.; died March 15, 1934; aged 65 y. 8 m. 15 d. In November, 1904, she was united in marriage to Peter Begly who preceded her in death March 3, 1928. She is survived by 1 daughter (Sarah, married Harvey Koppes), 2 grandchildren, and 3 brothers (John Lehman, Rochester, New York; David Lehman, Des Moines, Iowa; and Joseph Lehman, Nappanee, Ind.) She united with the Mennonite Church when she was 18 years old, and was a faithful member until death. She will be missed by the family, friends, and neighbors. Funeral services were held March 17 at Chester Mennonite Church by the brethren, David Wenger, Moses Horst, Benjamin and Abram Good. Interment in cemetery nearby.
Keim.-Jacob, son of John C. and Elizabeth Keim, was born Dec. 18, 1867, in Elkhart Co., Ind.; died of complications at the LaGrange Co., Ind., Infirmary March 30, 1934; aged 66 y. 3 m. 12 d. Four years ago, when ill health was overtook him, he went to the County Farm and was content there till death relieved him. He is survived by 1 brother (Levi of Goshen, Ind.), 2 half-brothers (Andrew of Elkhart, Ind., and Menno of Middlebury, Ind.), 1 half-sister (Mrs. Noah Kropf of Shipshewana, Ind.), nephews and nieces. His parents, 1 brother (twin), 3 sisters, and 2 half-brothers preceded him in death. Short services were held April 2 at the Carney undertaking department in LaGrange where a few relatives and friends had gathered to pay their last tribute of respect. Interment in the La Grange Cemetery.
Byler.-Phoebe, wife of Bishop J. R. Byler, was
born June 30 ,1866; died March 29, 1934. Her husband preceded
her in death thirteen years. She was a faithful member of the
Mennonite Church and was always present when health permitted.
She was a teacher in the primary department of the S. S. for a
number of years, also an active worker in the sisters' sewing
circle. She leaves 2 daughters (Mrs. E. F. Zook and Mrs. Vera
Williams), 5 grandchildren, 3 brothers, 2 sisters, and a host
of relatives and friends. Services were conducted by E. B. Stoltzfus,
E. J. Zook, and J. H. Lantz. She will be greatly missed in the
Church and community.
"Dearest mother, thou hast left us,
Here thy loss we deeply feel;
But 'tis God who has bereft us,
He can all our sorrows heal."
Barnhart.-Ellen S., widow of the late Davis S.
Barnhart, was born Aug. 16, 1858, near Lobato, Pa.; died Jan.
14, 1934; aged 75 y. 4 m. 28 d. Her husband preceded her 22 years,
also one granddaughter. To this union were born 4 sons and 2 daughters
(Tillman, John, Howard, Clarence, Mary, and Alice). She is also
survived by 1 brother living in Ohio, 4 grandchildren, and a host
of friends. She was a faithful member of the Mt. Joy and Kraybills
Mennonite Church for many years. A short service was held from
her late home by Bro. Amos Hess, with further services at Mt.
Joy, Pa., by Henry Garber and Henry Lutz. Test, Phil. 1:21. Interment
in Reich Cemetery.
"What is home without a mother,
Tender oft-repeated thought;
Yet we know not half its meaning,
Until by experience taught."
Schwartzentruber.-Mary Schwartzentruber, nee
Albrecht, was born in Perth Co., Ont., June 7, 1869; died
near Pigeon, Mich., April 3, 1934, after a lingering illness of
heart disease; aged 64 y. 9 m. 26 d. She was married to Christian
B. Schwartzentruber Nov. 22, 1891. To this union were born 5 sons
and 1 daughter (Emanuel, David, and Allen of this community; Harvey,
who died Dec. 23, 1912; Arthur of Clarence, N. Y., and Adeline,
at home). She accepted Christ as her Savior, in her youth, and
was a faithful member of the Amish Mennonite Church, until death.
Funeral held at Pigeon River Church April 6 by Bros. Earl Maust
and M. S. Zehr. Texts, Job 34:20; Rev. 7:13. Buried in the adjoining
"Her willing hands will toil for us no more,
Her voice is still.
Fond hopes are shattered, hearts are sore,
Yet, 'tis His will.
God called dear mother home to rest,
Away from pain and care,
Some day, oh happy time, 'twill not be long
We'll meet her there."
Birky.-Elizabeth (Springer) Birky was born near Hopedale, Ill., Feb. 29, 1860; died at her home near Fossland, Ill., March 27, 1934; aged 74 y. 26 d. She was united in marriage with Valentine B. Birky on March 4, 1877. He preceded her in death on Feb. 16, 1924. To this union were born 9 children. She leaves the following children: John A. Birky of Fossland, Ill.; Mrs. Lizzie E. Slagell of Delavan, Ill.; Mrs. Lydia A. Heiser of Morton, Ill.; Mrs. Mary E. Ioder of Tiskilwa, Ill.; and Valie and Elsie at home; also 10 grandchildren, 4 sisters, and 1 brother. Her husband and the following children preceded her in death: Mrs. Ida A. Heiser, Amos and Martha. She united with the Mennonite Church in her early youth and remained faithful to the end. She was a kind and loving wife and mother, and was dearly loved by her family and all who knew her. Funeral services were held at the home and at the East Bend Mennonite Church, conducted by Bros. J. A. Heiser and Harold Zehr. Text, Job 14:15. Interment in East Bend Cemetery.
Transcriber's note: "Ioder" as in the original. (note: this is a spelling variation for "Yoder" - ddk)
Hartzler.-John A., son of Jacob C. and
Lydia Hartzler, was born in Mifflin Co., Pa.; died April 5, 1934,
at his home, Bellefontaine, Ohio; aged 84 y. 11 m. 12 d. He was
ill but a few days from pneumonia. He was married to Elizabeth
Yoder Feb. 17, 1888, who preceded him in death Oct. 6, 1917. Surviving
is 1 sister (Mrs. Fanny Kanagy, of Belleville, Pa., who, because
of advanced age, was unable to attend the funeral), a number of
nieces and nephews; also 3 foster children, whom they raised.
He was a member of the South Union Mennonite Church. He possessed
a Christian character of patient endurance, and was a regular
church attendant when health permitted. He was always kind and
patient, a fine neighbor and friend.
"Some sweet day when life is o'er,
We shall meet above;
We shall greet those gone before,
In that home of love."
Funeral services were held in the South Union Church, on Sunday afternoon at 2:30, in charge of Bros. S. E. Allgyer and Marion Y. King. Interment in cemetery near the church.
Millhouse.-David, son of the late Asher H. and
Fannie (Wise) Millhouse was born Nov. 14, 1873; died April 3,
1934; aged 60 y. 4 m. 19 d. Death was caused by heart trouble
from which he suffered more or less for 2 years. He was married
to Ellen Newcomer Nov. 14, 1907. To this union were born 4 children:
Abram, Nora, Mary (Anna who preceded him in death). He accepted
Christ as his personal Savior and united with the Mennonite church
in which faith he lived and died. He will be missed by all who
knew him. He leaves his companion, 3 children, 1 grandson, 5 brothers
(Amos, John, Milton, Christian, and Willis).
'Tis hard to part with father dear
No more to see him here,
But yet we're glad if God thought best
To end his trouble and give him rest,
In heaven to reign with angels fair;
May our names too be written there,
Then we again may each other meet
And walk with him on the golden street."
Funeral services were held April 7, at the home by J. C. Habecker and at the Mountville, Pa., Mennonite Church by John Charles and John Mosemann. Text, Matt. 24:44.
Groff.-Matilda (Leaman) Groff of
Bareville, Pa., was born March 13, 1853; died March 29, 1934;
aged 81 y. 16 d. She was only sick 9 days, with pneumonia. She
was a faithful member of the Stumptown Mennonite church for many
years, where her seat was seldom vacant. Nov. 27, 1873, she was
united in marriage to Ezra Groff. They lived happily together
until he passed away 8 years ago. Her cheerful disposition was
admired by all who knew her, and of her it could truly be said,
To know her was to love her. She is survived by 1 daughter (Mrs.
Aaron L. Groff) with whom she lives, 1 granddaughter (Mrs. James
Rudy), 4 great-grandchildren, 2 sisters (Mrs. Mary Landis, Mrs.
Benjamin Hess), and 1 brother (David Leaman). The funeral was
held April 2, 1934, with brief services at the home conducted
by Brethren, Benj. G. Wenger, and David L. Landis, and at the
Stumptown Mennonite church by Brethren Abraham L. Martin, and
Elmer G. Martin. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
"Dear mother, you are not forgotten,
Tho' on earth you are no more;
Still in memory you are with us,
As you always were before."
Pfautz.-Jacob. L., son of Emanuel and Annie (Landis)
Pfautz, was born Dec. 27, 1873; died Feb. 14, 1934, of a brief
illness of a severe heart attack, aged 60 y. 1 m. 17 d. He was
always in good health, till a week before he peacefully passed
away. Nov. 28, 1895, he was united in marriage to Mary S. Stoner,
who preceded him twenty-one months. To this union were born 4
daughters and 3 sons (Anna, Barbara, and Nora, all at home; John
of Elizabethtown, and Paul of Ephrata). One daughter and one son
preceded him in death. He is also survived by one grandson (Eugene
Pfautz) and one sister (Mrs. Abraham Stoner of Ephrata). He has
been a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for many years
and also taught Sunday a school class. The last day of his illness
it was his desire that Job 14:1,2 be used and that Bro. John M.
Sauder and Bro. John W. Weaver have charge. He also selected a
hymn to be sung. A leading characteristic in his life was his
social attitude in conversation and his interest in others. He
will be sadly missed by his remaining children and many friends
"His willing hands will toil for us no more;
The voice is hushed, of him we loved so well,
'Twas oh, so hard to know his life must cease;
But the Savior also loved his him, and took him home to dwell."
Bender.-Magdalena, daughter of Nicklaus and Mary
Roth, was born in Perth Co., Ont., May 8, 1902; died March12,
1934; aged 31 y. 10 m. 15 d. On Feb. 9, 1922, she was married
to Milton R. Bender. To this union were born 5 children (Elnora,
Anna Mae, Levant, LaVern and Erma). She leaves her husband and
children, father and mother, grandmother (Anna Wagler), also 4
brothers and 4 sisters (Emanuel, New Hamburg, Ont.; Amos, Clarence,
N. Y.: Daniel, Topeka, Ind.: Noah, Wellesley, Ont.; Nancy Reigsecker,
Middlebury, Ind.; Lydia Schwartzendruber, Petersburg, Ont.; Emma
Miller, Clarence, N. Y.; Sarah Bontrager, Clarence, N. Y.), and
other relatives and friends. One brother (John) preceded her in
death. She united with the East Zorra Conservative Church in her
early years. In 1925 they moved to New York state and she transferred
her membership to the Sand Hill Mennonite Church, where she has
remained faithful as she was permitted to the end. Funeral services
conducted at the home by Bro. J. S. Birky, and at the Brethren
in Christ church in Clarence Center by Bros. J. W. Birky and B.
B. King. Text, Heb. 9:27. Burial in the Old Mennonite cemetery.
"Friends may think we have forgotten
When at times they see us smile,
But they little know the heartaches
That the smile hides all the while."
Roth.-Anna, daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth (Christner) Roth, was born in Henry Co., Iowa., Nov. 5, 1859. She was the oldest of a family of eleven children. She was converted at the age of 18, united with the Amish Mennonite Church, and was a faithful member of the Sugar Creek congregation near Wayland, Iowa, all her life, always looking with fond anticipation to the communion services. She was never married. Having no family of her own, her affections went out very strongly to her brothers, sisters, nephews, and nieces. She had a good memory and delighted to speak of things which happened long ago. When she was a child two of her little brothers died. Benjamin, 7 months old and Christian at the age of five months. She remembered Christian and recently referred to him in conservation. Her father, mother, and 3 brothers (Benjamin, Christian, and Peter) preceded her in death. For the last twenty years she made her home with her sister (Mrs. Susan Schlarbaum, Wayland, Iowa), where she died April 5, 1934; aged 74 y. 5 m. She bore her affliction patiently, which lasted about 18 months. She leaves 4 sisters (Mrs. Susan Schlarbaum, of Wayland, and Mrs. Peter Ensminger, Mrs. Barbara Graber, and Mrs. Fred Buck, of Rome, Iowa), 3 brothers (Jacob of Wayland and Joseph and Daniel of Rome), 22 nephews and nieces, 14 great-nephews and nieces, and a large number of other relatives and friends to mourn their loss. Funeral services were held April 7 from the Green Mount Church by Bros. Simon Gingerich and Elmer Basinger. Text, Mark 14:8. Burial in the cemetery near the church.
Garber.-Joseph Edward, son of Joseph and Katherine
(Naffsinger) Garber, was born in Woodford Co., Ill., Feb. 7, 1875;
died March 30 ,1934; aged 59 y. 1 m. 23 d. When he was 6 years
old the family moved to Cass Co., Mo., where he grew to manhood.
At the age of 18 he confessed Christ as his Savior and united
with the Mennonite Church of which faith he was still a member.
On Dec. 3, 1899, he was united in marriage to Bessie May Kenagy,
with whom he shared the joys and sorrows of life for over 34 years.
This happy union was blessed with 6 sons. In 1919 they moved to
Cheraw, Colo., where they lived on a farm until the fall of 1926,
when they moved to Colorado Springs. He leaves his devoted wife,
6 sons (Ivan Allen of Long Beach, Calif.; Raymond Wilbur of Garden
City. Mo.; Rollie Augustus of Ft. Lyons, Colo.; Alvin Edward,
Justus Victor, and Jessie Elbert of Colorado Springs), 11 grandchildren,
2 step-grandchildren, 3 sisters and 2 brothers (Mrs. Susie Hough,
Colorado Springs, Mrs. Emma Good of Kokomo, Ind.; Mrs. Lulu Sanderson
of Albany, Oreg.; H. R. Garber of La Junta, Colo.; E. M. Garber
of Albuquerque, N. Mex.). Preceding him in death were his mother,
father, brother, and 2 sisters. Funeral services were held in
the Swan Mortuary, Colorado Springs, in charge of Allen H. Erb.
Text (selected by the widow), Matt. 24:44. Interment in Evergreen
Cemetery, Colorado Springs.
"When I take my vacation in heaven,
What a wonderful time that will be.
Having a part in the heavenly chorus,
By my smiling Savior's side.
Sitting on the banks of the river
Underneath the evergreen tree,
Won't you take your vacation with me?"
Loucks.-Davis S., son of Jacob S. and Mary (Saylor) Loucks was born in Scottdale, Pa., Feb. 15, 1859; died at his home near Scottdale April 9, 1934; aged 75 y. 1 m. 23 d. As a young man, at the age of 21, he moved to Masontown, Pa., where he engaged in farming, his life occupation. Here he united with the Mennonite Church and took an active interest in the work of the Master. He served as teacher, and also superintendent, in the Sunday school for a number of years, and in other ways bore his share in the work of the Church. Returning to Scottdale in 1900, he retained his interest, served in a similar capacity in the Sunday school to that which he did at Masontown, and when the publication work started at Scottdale in 1905 he was one of it's warmest supporters. On Dec. 27, 1883, he was married to Nellie Newcomer of near Masontown, who survives him. To this union were born nine children, eight surviving, (Lyman, Lillian, Wendell, Ada, Grace, Celesta, Donald, and Jewel), all of whom were present at the funeral. Besides these he leaves the following brothers and sisters: Abram, Aaron, John, George, Ada (Mrs. A. D. Martin), Cora (Mrs. C. A. Brilhart); also many friends who had learned to love him because of his congenial disposition. His parents and four brothers preceded him in death. During all his life he enjoyed vigorous health, except during the past two years when it appeared that his health was giving way. His illness, acute liver trouble, was only of short duration, about six or seven weeks. But he kept up his courage to the last, and he died a peaceful death. Funeral services were conducted April 12 at the home by Daniel Kauffman, assisted by J. W. Witherspoon and J. L. Horst. Text, I Cor. 15:51-58. Buried in Scottdale Cemetery.
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Hershey.-Lizzie B., daughter of Henry E. and
Martha (Brubaker) Hershey, died in the Lancaster General Hospital,
following an operation; aged 66 y. 10 m. 24 d. Surviving are a
brother (Henry), a sister (Mary, with whom she resided) and 7
nephews and nieces. The funeral was held at the home and in the
Manheim Mennonite Church in charge of Bro. Henry Lutz and Bro.
Samuel Lehman. Text, Job 7:17. Burial in Kauffman's Mennonite
"Friends may think we have forgotten,
When at times they see us smile,
But they little know the heartache
That lies behind the smile."
Wagner.-George Wagner of Central Manor, Lancaster Co., Pa., was born Oct. 26, 1862; died April 9, 1934; aged 71 y. 5 m. 13 d. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite congregation at Masonville for a number of years. He is survived by his wife, 2 sons (Charles of Central Manor and Clinger of Lancaster city), 2 daughters (Mrs. Willis Millhouse and Mrs. Warner both of Washington Boro), also a number of grandchildren, brothers, and sisters. His services were much appreciated by his employer, having labored for more than 40 years on the same farm. Services were held at the home and at the Masonville Mennonite Church Thursday, April 12, conducted by J. C. Habecker and J. K. Charles. Text, Matt. 25:23. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
Wenger.-Abram D., son of Daniel and Fannie M.
Wenger, was born Jan. 9, 1891; died at his home near Dayton, Va.,
April 2, 1934; aged 43 y. 2 m. 24 d. He is survived by his widow,
9 children (Emory, Elizabeth, Arlie, Ethel, Joseph, Ruth, Warren,
Dorothy and Erwin), his aged mother, and the following brothers
and sisters: Arthur S. Wenger, Dayton; Mrs. Luther Coakley, Mrs.
F. H. Knicely of near Dayton; E. J. Wenger of Blackstone; Mrs.
W. E. Knicely of Crewe; Mrs. Frank Simmons of near Harrisonburg:
Mrs. Elam Eberly of Orrville, Ohio; Mrs. Elmer Martin of Bowdil,
Ohio. Funeral services were held from the Pleasant View Mennonite
Church of near Dayton, Va., conducted by Bros. Harvey Horst and
Paul Shank. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.
Eash.-Isaac Eash was born Nov. 30, 1850, at Johnstown, Pa.; died at the home of his daughter, Edna Harrer, near Howe, Ind., Mar. 23, 1934; aged 84 y. 3 m. 23 d. He was married to Elizabeth Hostetler Sept. 15, 1881. To this union were born 5 children (John Eash, Wayland, Mich.; Mrs. John Harrer, Howe, Ind.; Mrs. Aaron Naftsinger, Garret, Ind.; William Eash and Mrs. Nona Newman), the latter two and his wife having preceded him in death. He also leaves 14 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. The cause of his death was old age and heart failure. In his early life he was united with the Mennonite Church at Shore, Ind., and in this faith he lived and died. Funeral services were held from the same place where he held his membership, conducted by the brethren, O. S. Hostetler and Josiah J. Miller.
Miller.-Eldon Dean, son of Enos and Erma
Doolin Miller, was born Jan. 19, 1934, at Wellman, Ia., and passed
away March 26 in a hospital in Iowa City, Ia. He leaves his sorrowing
parents, his older brother (Duane), his twin brother (Ellwood
Gene), his grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. John Doolin and Mr. and
Mrs. Harvey Miller), besides a number of relatives and friends.
Little Dean took sick Saturday night and his illness could not
be determined. He was taken to a hospital in Iowa City Sunday
afternoon where three doctors examined him and pronounced his
illness mastoiditis. He was operated on at ten o'clock and lived
only until 12:45, when death claimed baby Dean. His stay and acquaintance
was short, but sweet.
"Two little flowers of love,
One blossomed but to die,
Transplanted now above
To bloom with God on high."
Yoder.-Elizabeth, daughter of Abner and Veronica (Schrock) Yoder and one of a family of twelve children, was born Aug. 16, 1846, in Somerset Co., Pa.; died at her home near Sharon Center, Ia., April 3, 1934; aged 87 y. 7 m. 17 d. She came to Iowa in 1866 with her parents. In her youth she united with the Amish Mennonite Church and in this faith remained steadfast until death. On Feb. 20, 1870, she was united in marriage to Peter Kinsinger, who passed away March 17, 1923. To this union were born 9 children, of whom 2 died in infancy. Those surviving are: Nancy, wife of J. A. Knepp; Jacob; Fanny, wife of M. S. Beals; Aaron; John; Kate, and Sadie, wife of Enos Kauffman. She also leaves 12 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, 1 sister (Mrs. Saloma Bender), and 2 brothers (John A. Yoder and Abner Yoder), and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at her home April 6, 1934, conducted by I. J. Helmuth, and C. M. Yoder, in German and D. J. Fisher in English. Text, Rev. 20: 11-21.
Martin.-Lizzie Ann (Nolt) Martin was born
in Lancaster Co., Pa., Jan. 7, 1883; died at her home April 1,
1934; aged 51 y. 2 m. 24 d. She was married to Phares W. Martin.
To this union were born 3 sons and 3 daughters. Her companion
preceded her in death 12 years ago. She leaves her aged mother
(Mrs. Mary Ann Nolt, New Holland, Pa.), her children (Irwin, Oreg.;
Alta, Paul, Anna, Lester, and Brita, all at home), 1 granddaughter,
1 brother (Mahlon Nolt of Fivepointville), 2 sisters (Mrs. Amos
Eberly and Mrs. Hoover Martin of New Holland), and many relatives
and friends to mourn their loss. She was a faithful member of
the Mennonite Church for many years. Death was due to complications,
she having been bedfast for seven weeks. Early Easter morning
the Lord saw best to take her home, where she had often expressed
a desire to be. Funeral services were held at the home by Bro.
Noah Sauder and at the Groffdale Mennonite Church by Bros. John
Sauder, Eli Sauder and Benjamin Wenger. Text, Rev. 7:13-17. Burial
in the adjoining cemetery.
"Beautiful rest for you, dear one,
Well deserved rest for the true;
When our life's journey is ended,
We shall again be with you."
Strait.-Nancy Ann, daughter of John and Louiza Cogzill, was born in McDonald Co., Mo., Feb. 15, 1857; died at her home in Hutchinson, Kans., April 6, 1934; aged 77 y. 1 m. 21 d. On Feb. 14, 1875, she was united in marriage to Andrew Person Strait. While they had no children of their own, two girls were happy to have their parental care bestowed upon them by this union until they were grown. One of them helped to care for her in her dying hour. She had 1 brother and 1 sister, but both preceded her in death. All her time, with the exception of five and one-half years, was spent in Missouri. They lived in Arkansas one year and four and one-half, since Oct. 11, 1929, in Hutchinson, with relatives and friends. On April 30, 1933, she and her husband were received as members of the Mennonite Church by water baptism at the Hutchinson Mission, and she lived faithful with a good testimony until her death. She was blessed with good health until five years ago when she had a stroke of paralysis, since which time, though she was not confined to bed, she could walk without the aid of others. For some time she had been troubled with asthma and six days before her death she took sick and went to bed. While in bed she took pneumonia and soon passed away. Funeral was held April 7 at the Yoder Church, in charge of Bros. Joe Brunk and Clarence Bontrager. Text, Rev. 21:4. Interment in the Yoder Cemetery.
Good.-Lizzie, wife of Monroe G. Good of Bowmansville,
Pa., was born Nov. 19, 1867; died March 20, 1934; aged 66 y. 4
m. 1 d. She was a daughter of the late Pre. Benjamin and Lucy
Horning. She accepted Christ as her personal Savior and
became a member of the Mennonite Church in her youth, and remained
faithful to the end. Her place in church was seldom vacant when
health permitted her to attend. Besides her bereaved husband she
is survived by these children (Susie, wife of Paul G. Good; Annie,
wife of Harry G. Weber; Harvey H., Amos H., Elmer H., Isaac H.,
Monroe H., and Lizzie, wife of Paul S. Good), all if near Bowmansville,
and these brothers and sisters (Isaac of Earlville, Aaron of Alleghenyville;
Sarah, wife of John Shirk, Beartown; Katie, wife of Christian
Martin, Terre Hill). Mother had been in failing health for a number
of years, but was able to go about her work in the home until
last June, when she was confined to her bed. She suffered greatly
at times, but endured it patiently without complaining. She was
grateful for the many friends who visited her during her afflictions.
She was a kind, loving wife, mother, and grandmother, a friend
to all. Sweet memories and her influence will live on in the lives
of all who knew her. Funeral services were held March 25 at the
Bowmansville church by Bros. M. G. Gehman and Geo. Horning. Text,
Phil 1:21. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
"What is home without a mother?
Tender oft repeated thought;
Yet we know not half its meaning,
Until by experience taught."
Bender.-Barbara (Miller) Bender
was born in Holmes Co., Ohio, Nov. 21, 1862; died Apr. 12, 1934,
at her home in Milford, Nebr.; aged 71 y. 4 m. 22 d. She with
her parents moved to Bloomington, Ill., where they resided for
several years. At the age of 11 years she again moved with her
parents to Milford, Nebr. In her youth she united with the Amish
Mennonite Church where she remained a faithful member until she
was called to eternity. On Oct. 1, 1884, she was united in marriage
to John M. Bender. To this union were born 6 children: Mrs. M.
R. Bender, Lincoln, Nebr.; David E. Bender, Franklin J. Bender,
Mrs. Ezra Schweitzer, Milford, Nebr.; Mrs. William Springer, Seward,
Nebr.; W. J. Bender, Milford, Nebr. She leaves her husband, 6
children, 15 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild (Richard LeRoy
Piderit of Lincoln), also Mrs. Ralph Schweitzer who she reared
from a little girl until her marriage, 1 brother (W. W. Miller
of Milford, Nebr.), and a host of relatives and friends. Her greatest
desire in life was to lead a Christian life and help those in
need. The immediate cause of her death was heart trouble. Gone
but not forgotten, we know Mother has gone to rest, and our loss
is her gain. Yet we miss her presence here, we are looking forward
to the time when we shall all meet again where there is no sadness
"One by one the links are broken,
From the golden chain of love;
One by one may each be welded,
In the Father's house above."
Funeral services were held on April 14 at the home by Bro. Warren Eicher and at the Milford A. M. Church by Bro. L. O. Schlegel. Text, II Thes. 2:1, 2. Interment in the Milford A. M. Cemetery.
Yutzy.-Oliver J., son of J. M. and Lizzie Yutzy, was born near Hutchinson, Kans., Jan. 22, 1908; died April 6, 1934, at the Bell Memorial Hospital, Kansas City, Kans., aged 26 y. 2 m. 15 d. He was united in marriage to Elta Miller on April 12, 1931. He leaves a loving wife, 1 son (Earnest), his parents, 2 brothers (Edward and Paul), 3 sisters (Nora, Orpha, and Mary), 8 uncles, 8 aunts, many cousins and other relatives and a large number of friends. He was always in the best of health until Christmas time, when the strength in his left hand began to fail. On Feb. 20 he suddenly became ill and soon lost all use of his arm and hand. He had very severe headache at times, then again he would feel well but weak. Ten days before his death the headaches began to increase rapidly and the doctor came to the conclusion a tumor had formed on the brain, advising he be taken to Kansas City for a serious operation. All was done by medical help and loving hands to relieve him of the intense pain and suffering, but God saw fit to call him home a day before the operation. When he learned of his condition he expressed a desire to stay and care for his loved ones, but that God's will be done. He bare farewell to his companion a few minutes before he became unconscious. He always was an obedient child in the home, a kind husband and father. He united with the Yoder Mennonite Church at the age of 13. His consecration and devotion to the Lord and Church soon led him to be used, first as a teacher in the Sunday school, then as assistant superintendent, which position he held until God summoned him up higher. Funeral services were held April 9 at the Yoder Mennonite Church. Brethren C. A. Bontrager, H. A. Deiner, and L. O. King took part in the services. Burial in the cemetery near the church.
Bender.-Emma, daughter of John and Mary (Swartzendruber)
Gunden, was born on Johnson Co., Ia., Feb. 14, 1881; died
March 10, 1934; aged 53 y. 26 d. When a small child she moved
with her parents to McPherson Co., Kans., and later the family
returned to Iowa, spending a few years in Johnson Co., and then
moved to Wright Co. There she was baptized and received into the
church fellowship at about the age of 16. She remained a faithful
Christian from the beginning until the Lord called her home. On
Oct. 30, 1904, she was married to Amelius Bender. They spent the
whole of their married life on the old Bender homestead, where
she died. To this union were born 2 children (Lola, wife of Harry
Showalter, and Lloyd, both living at home). She was one of a family
of 14 children, 1 son and 1 daughter having died in infancy. She
leaves her husband and her children, 2 grandchildren, her mother
of Pigeon, Mich., her father-in-law, (Bro. Daniel Bender, who
is in his ninetieth year), 4 brothers, 7 sisters, and many other
relatives and friends. About four years ago she underwent a serious
operation which left her in somewhat failing health. For the last
six months she has been failing more rapidly, and about a week
before her death she suffered an attack of influenza, which, in
her enfeebled condition, she was unable to resist. She was a woman
of a quiet, unassuming disposition, sober in judgment, thoughtful
and helpful to her neighbors and friends, kind to her family and
sincere in her service for Christ.
"God called dear Mother home to rest
Away from pain and care,
Some day, ah happy time, "twill not be long
We'll meet her there."
The funeral was held at the West Union Mennonite church where she held her membership, conducted by Abner G. Yoder and Harvey Yoder. Text, Isa. 30:15. Burial in West Union Cemetery.
Miller.-Lewis E. Miller, son of Abraham and Sarah
Kauffman, was born Feb. 5, 1910, in Oscoda Co., Mich.;
died at his home near Kalona, Iowa, on the date of his birth 1934,
aged 24 years. When he was six weeks old he was adopted into the
home of Uriah Miller in which home he was accepted and reared
with the same degree of respect and love as we accord to the other
members in this family. When about 9 years old he came to Iowa
with his foster parents where the rest of his short life was spent.
He united with the Conservative Amish Mennonite Church, was baptized
Oct. 6, 1929, and in this accepted faith remained steadfast until
death. On Aug. 17, 1930, he was married to Ida Ellen, only child
of Lewis D. and Katie Yoder, which happy companionship they were
permitted to enjoy but the short space of a little over three
years. From the time of their marriage until his death he and
his companion lived in the same home with his wife's parents,
to whom, by his kind and loving disposition, he greatly endeared
himself; and the willing help and ready smile with which he always
greeted them will be sorely missed. His sudden departure is mourned
by all who knew him, in the home, the church and the neighborhood.
Just a little over two weeks before his death he was seen in his
accustomed place in church and but a few weeks before this he
took part in the song service at the funeral of the bishop who
both baptized and married him. Besides his sorrowing wife and
her parents he leaves his own parents and foster parents, 4 brothers,
1 sister, 1 foster brother, 3 foster sisters, and many other relatives
and friends. These brothers and sisters are: Menno Kauffman, Kalona,
Ia.; Henry Kauffman, Hartville, O.; Noah Kauffman, Goshen, Ind.;
Abe and Fannie, wife of Dan Bontrager, Mio, Mich.; Samuel T. Miller,
Katie, wife of Wm. Stutzman, Barbara, wife of Peter Helmuth, and
Amanda, wife of John Gingerich, all of Kalona, Ia. Lewis was enjoying
usual good health until Monday, Jan. 22, when he suffered an acute
attack of appendicitis, being operated upon the next day. Seemingly
all went well until six days later, when pneumonia developed.
No human efforts were spared to alleviate his suffering, nevertheless
all these endeavors were in humble submission and the wish and
prayer to God that His will be done.
"All is over, hands are folded,
On a quiet peaceful breast;
And his toils and trials are ended,
And our loved one is at rest."
Funeral services were held Feb. 7, at the East Union Church, conducted by Albert S. Miller and Amos C. Swartzendruber in German and Elmer G. Swartzendruber in English. Text, II Cor. 4:15.
Transcribed by Carolyn Hunnicutt, Indiana