Siefer. - Martha, wife of George Edward Siefer, Altoona, Pa., was born in Blair Co., Pa.; died in a local hospital June 28, 1934. She and her husband united with the Mennonite Church at Mill Run April 17, 1932. She fell asleep, giving a living testimonial before her departure; aged 54 y. Funeral services were held at the First Mennonite Church, 4th Ave., in charge of Joseph M. Nissley. Text, Num. 23:10.
Hochstetler. - Nancy Lou, infant daughter and only child of Moses and Fanny Hochstetler of Nappanee, Ind., died June 29, 1934, after a brief stay of 5 days in this life. Just a few days here with us, just a bud that was to open and blossom; but our Father has taken her back home to bloom in His heavenly garden so that our interests and hopes may be increased for that heavenly home. A short service conducted at the home by Bro. H. F North. Burial in the South Union Cemetery.
Schie. - Charlie Schie was born at Stone Creek, O., Nov. 26, 1856; died at the home of his son, Edward Schie, near Sugarcreek, O., June 18, 1934; aged 77 y. 6 m. 22 d. He was a member of Martins Creek Mennonite Church. He was married to Hannah Dickey Jan. 30, 1876. She preceded him in death March 18, 1905. Nine children were born to this union. Two daughters preceded him in death. On Mar. 24, 1906, he was married to Elizabeth Styer. Those who were left to mourn his departure are his wife, 7 children, 34 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, and 4 stepchildren. The funeral services were conducted at the home and at the Berlin Church by A. W. Miller and S. W. Sommer. Text, Heb. 9:27,28.
Bontrager. - Robert Leroy, youngest son of Jerry R. and Mattie Bontrager, died at his home near Yoder, Kans., July 13, 1934; aged 3 y. 3 m. 13 d. He leaves his parents, a brother (Kenneth), a sister (Anna Mae), 3 grandparents, and many other relatives. About 7 months ago his right eye began to cause him trouble, which developed into a tumor. After much suffering which he patiently endured he passed away. Funeral services were held July 15 at the Yoder Mennonite Church with Brethren H. A. Diener and L. 0. King in charge. Text, Isa. 40:6,7. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
"Robert, thou art sweetly resting,
Here thy toils and cares are o'er;
Pain and sickness, death and sorrow,
Never can distress thee more."
Loucks. - William Henry, son of the late Jacob and Catherine (Freed) Loucks, was born in Elkhart Co., Ind., April 26, 1857; died in Elkhart Hospital July 14, 1934, aged 77 y. 2 m. 18 d. His childhood and early manhood was spent on his father's farm. Oct. 26, 1875, he was united in marriage to Elnora Topper, who survives with the 6 children (Jacob F. of Elkhart, Mrs. Henry Flory, James Loucks, Mrs. Otis Culp, Mrs. Morris Pippenger, and Mrs. Floyd Hahn), 23 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren. One son (Joseph) died in infancy. About 26 years ago he united with the Mennonite Church and has been a faithful member since. He passed away as he had lived, at peace with his neighbors and his Lord, like one who wraps the drapery of his couch about him and lies down to pleasant dreams. Funeral services were held at Olive Church, conducted by D. A. Yoder and C. A. Shank.
Yoder. - Frances Arvilla, daughter of Frank L. and Anna M. Yoder, was born March 11, 1923; died suddenly July 13, 1934, near Harrisonville, Mo.; aged 11 y. 4 m. 2 d. She leaves her parents, 1 brother (Maurice Lyle), 1 sister (Norma Jean), a grandmother, and many other relatives. She did not have the privilege that other children enjoy, but regardless of her physical condition she was always patient and cheerful and her sunny disposition has endeared her to all who knew her. She will be greatly missed in the home, but we know that she is peacefully resting in the arms of Jesus.
"One by one the Father gathers
Flowers rich and rare;
And transplants them in His garden,
They will bloom for ever there."
Funeral service at the Sycamore Grove Church July 15, conducted by the home ministers, and assisted by George Miller of Milford, Nebr. Burial in Clearfork Cemetery.
Brenneman. - Paul William, son of Adam and Lessa (DilIer) Brenneman, was born near Lima, Ohio March 2, 1921; died July 8, 1934 at Lima Memorial Hospital from complications following a mastoid operation on June 10; aged 13 y. 4 m. 6 d. In addition to his parents he is survived by a brother (Richard), a sister (Alice Ann), and a large number of relatives and friends. Paul was alert and interested in everything around him. His pleasant smile endeared him to all. We cannot understand why one with such promise of an active useful life should be snatched away, but we submit to the Lord who doeth all things well.
"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."
The funeral was held at the Mennonite Central church, Elida, O., conducted by S. E. Allgyer of West Liberty, O., assisted by __ Bruner of Elida, 0.
Nolt. - Anna Arlene, daughter of Joseph B. and
Mary H. (Zimmerman) Nolt of Farmersville, Pa., died April 13,
1934; aged 4 y. 8 m. 3 d. She took sick with scarlet fever while
visiting her grandparents on Easter Sunday evening. She will be
sadly missed by us all; but we know that the "Lord gave,
and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord."
Strictly private funeral services were held by Frank Hurst at
the Groffsdale, Pa., Mennonite Cemetery at which the mother could
not be present being afflicted with the same disease.
Three weeks later her sister died after an illness of eighteen days of pneumonia following measles and scarlet fever. Mary Luella was born Feb. 8, 1932; died May 3, 1934; aged 2 y. 2 m. 25 d. She leaves father, mother, 4 grandparents, 2 great-grandparents. She was friendly and loving to all who knew her, and always had a word with a smile for every one. Private services May 4 by Frank Hurst at Groffsdale.
"In our hearts their memory lingers,
But we know 'tis vain to weep;
Tears of love can never wake them
From their peaceful, quiet sleep."
Transcriber's note: The obituaries of two sisters are included in the above.
Brubacher. - Louisa, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Cressman, was born at Natchez, Ont., June 1, 1860; died July 5, 1934; aged 74 y. 1 m. 5 d. She was married to Bro. Dillman Brubacher, Sept. 22, 1881, who predeceased her 34 years ago, as did also 1 son and 2 daughters. She is survived by 2 daughters (Henrietta of Canton, Ohio; Ida of Kitchener), 2 sons (Stanley of Roseville; Shannon of Waterloo), 5 grandchildren, and 1 sister (Mrs. John K. Devitt, Didsbury, Alta.), and one like part of the family (Miss Margaret Baird of Fort Smith, Ark). She united with the Mennonite Church in her youth, and was a faithful and consistent member all through the years. She was an ideal mother and grandmother. She is to be appreciated for her untiring perseverance in the midst of hardships, consequent on the passing of her husband 34 years ago. She was a woman of abiding convictions, which she intelligently passed on to others. She reached sunset, with many friends. The home, the Church, and the community will miss her, and will remember her with fragrant memories. The services were conducted at the First Mennonite Church, Kitchener, Ont., by C. F. Derstine, 0. Burkholder, and V. K. Weber. Theme, "The Broken Alabaster Box The Fragrant Life."
Hostetler. - Nancy, thirteenth daughter of Bro. and
Sister David Magdalene (Oesch) Kropf, was born in Hickory
Co., Mo., Sept. 4, 1866; died in Garden City, Mo., July 21, 1934;
aged 67 y. 10 m. 17 d. Her childhood years were spent in Hickory
Co., and later moved to Cass Co., with her parents. In early life
she accepted Christ as her Savior, united with the Sycamore Grove
Church, and remained in the faith to the time of her death. On
Feb. 4, 1889, she was united in marriage to Joseph E. Hostetler.
To this union 6 children were born: Roy J., (deceased) ; Harvey
D., Garden City, Mo.,
John E., Anoka, Minn. ; Carl A., Kansas City, Mo.; Lawrence J., Clinton, Mo.; Daniel E., Kansas City, Mo. After her marriage she lived near Garden City, Mo., but from 1906 to 1909 the family lived near Guymon, Okla. About 8 years ago she suffered a stroke of paralysis, and through all these years she has shown great Christian fortitude and resignation. She is survived by 5 sons, 1 brother (Chris Kropf), 2 sisters (Mary Hershberger and Rachel Schrock), and 6 grandchildren. Funeral services were held July 23, at the Sycamore Grove Church, conducted by I. G. Hartzler (Text, I Thess. 4:13-18), assisted by D. W. Bitton. Burial in Clear Fork Cemetery.
Stutzman. - LeRoy, son of Daniel J. and Elizabeth Stutzman, was born May 31, 1909, near Nappanee, Ind.; died June 30, 1934, at the Luckey Hospital, Wolf Lake, Ind. His sudden death was the result of an accident while driving his team on the highway. He was called away in the midst of the vigor and strength of his manhood; aged 25 y. 29 d. On Dec. 29, 1931 he was united in marriage to Lydiann Frey of Rensselaer, Ind. To this union was born 1 daughter (Jewel Ann). They moved to the community near Ligonier, Ind., in which they have lived since March, 1932. He accepted Christ as his personal Savior and was a member of the Maple Grove Mennonite Church. He was a kind and loving father who will be greatly missed in the home and community. He leaves his bereaved companion, 1 daughter, his mother, 6 brothers, 2 sisters, besides many relatives and friends. His father and 2 sisters preceded him in death.
"Friends may think we have forgotten,
When at times they see us smile,
But they little know the heartache
That lies within us all the while."
Funeral services were held it the home July 3 by Edwin J. Yoder of Topeka and Floyd W. Weaver of Rensselaer, Ind., with further services at the Mennonite Church in Nappanee conducted by Homer F. North and assisted by the above brethren. Burial in the Hepton Cemetery near Nappanee.
Leinbach. - Ella, daughter of Abraham and Hanna (Detwiler) Blosser, was born July 8, 1873, near North Lima, Ohio; died at her home in North Lima July 9, 1934, of complications after a nine months illness; aged 61 y. 1 d. On Oct. 6, 1900, she was united in marriage to Henry Leinbach. To this union were born 2 daughters: Elta (Mrs. Port B. Mellinger) and Nola (Mrs. Emanuel Swope, Jr.), both of North Lima. She leaves her husband, the 2 daughters, 3 grandchildren, 2 sisters (Kate Blosser of North Lima and Mrs. Sarah Kurtz of Columbiana. 0.), 1 brother (Eli Blosser of North Lima), and a host of relatives and friends. Sister Leinbach, at the age of 17, was baptized and received into the Church of the Brethren and a few years later transferred her membership to the Mennonite Church, in which fellowship she remained active and faithful until called to her heavenly rest. It can be well said of her that she proved herself sympathetic and actively helpful companion, cheerfully sharing the many sacrifices for the best interests of the home, community , and Church. As long as health permitted, she was an active member in the sewing circle, and a regular attendant of Church and Sunday school. Funeral services were held briefly at the home and then at the Midway Mennonite Church July 11, where a large number of friends met to pay their tributes of respect. Services were in charge of Brethren A. J. Steiner, Paul Yoder, I. B. Witmer, and I. W. Royer. Text, Lam. 3:26. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
Zook. - Simon P., son of David and Mattie Zook, was born in Wayne Co., Ohio, Feb. 9, 1872. He was a life long resident of this Co. He passed away at the Wadsworth Hospital July 11, 1934, from injuries received in a fall while at work; aged 62 y. 5 m. 2 d. He was united in marriage to Maryann Yoder Feb. 1, 1912, who with 2 sons (Paul David and Roy Joseph) and 1 daughter (Mary Esther), survives him. He also leaves 4 sisters (Mrs. J. A. Ressler of Scottdale, Pa.; Mrs. Jacob Stoltzfus of Parksburg, Pa.; Mary and Mattie Zook of Sterling, O.); 2 brothers (David B. and Abner D. Zook, both of Akron, 0.); 1 aunt (Mrs. Susan Blough of Wooster, Ohio), and a large number of nephews and nieces, and many other near relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his father and mother and 2 infant sisters. He accepted Christ as his personal Savior, was baptized and received into the Mennonite church, where he remained a faithful and devoted brother. He lived a quiet and exemplary Christian life, always greatly interested in the activities and work of the Church, supporting her mission work by his prayers and financial aid. For a number of years he supported an orphan in India. He will be greatly missed in his home, in the Church, and among his friends and neighbors. He leaves behind him memories of a life well lived, and goes on to take up his abode with those who are faithful unto death. Services were conducted by the brethren, Jesse Smucker, I. W. Royer, and J. S. Gerig. Texts, Rev. 2:10; Jas. 4:11; Jno. 14:19. Interment in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
Buckwalter. - Mary, daughter of Henry and Lydia (Weaver) Musselman, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Feb. 4. 1860; died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. S. Guengerich near Wellman, Iowa, June 28, 1934. She united in marriage to Benjamin F. Buckwalter of Mercer Co., Pa., Oct. 21. 1879. To this union were born 6 sons and 4 daughters (Samuel M. and Harry W. of Upland, Calif.; B. Frank of Newark, Ohio; Earl of Hesston, Kans.; Paul of Columbiana, Ohio; Roy of Wellman, Iowa; Rosa Longenecker (deceased), Newton, Kans.; Martha Guengerich, Mary Diener, and Esther of Wellman, Iowa). She is also survived by 2 brothers (Ira and Harry Musselman of Lancaster, Pa.) and by 44 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Soon after her marriage she confessed her Savior and united with the Mennonite Church to which faith she remained steadfast. Mother was a devoted Christian, conscientiously performing the duties of a wife and mother, and was of a quiet and unassuming disposition. She was the first president of the sewing circle of the Pennsylvania Church near Hesston, Kans., serving in this capacity 10 years. Many are the little hearts that have been made glad in Kansas City and in other missions by her kind services. She will be remembered by a large circle of relatives and friends. Funeral services were held July 2, conducted at the home by P. P. Swartzendruber and at the Lower Deer Creek Church by Silas Horst and Abner Yoder. Text, I Cor. 15:22. Burial in adjoining cemetery.
Mother is gone;
The form we love,
But none can wish her where
These earthly sorrows be;
Now other hearts, in heaven above
One treasure more have laid.
Because she's there.
Nissley. - Daniel S., son of Samuel and Elizabeth Nissley,
was born Dec. 25, 1889, in Lagrange Co., Ind.; died July 9, 1934,
at the Elkhart General Hospital, where he had gone for an operation
but died before they could operate; aged 44 y. 6 m. 14 d. He was
united in marriage to Mattie Miller on Feb. 27, 1912. They lived
near Middlebury, Ind., until about 5 years ago, when they moved
to Nappanee, Ind., which was their home at the time of his death.
To this union were born 6 children, 1 daughter (Luella) preceding
him in death . Those left to mourn his departure are his companion,
Lydia -- Mrs. George Parsons of Nappanee, Laura, Lena, LeRoy,
and Carol, all at home; 2 sisters (Mrs. Jonas Maust of Leesburg,
Ind., and Mrs. Joe Miller of Hartville, Ohio), 1 brother (Harve
Nissley of Nappanee) and many other relatives and friends.
He with his wife united with the Mennonite Church at Middlebury and later transferred his membership to the No. Main St. Church in Nappanee. He was in ill health for the last two years, but in the last 3 months his illness became acute and resolved itself into cancer. He suffered much but bore it patiently and resigned himself unto the will of God.
"We miss thee from our home dear father,
We miss thee from thy place;
A shadow o'er our life is cast,
We miss the sunshine of thy face.
We miss thy kind and willing hand,
Thy fond and earnest care,
Our home is dark without thee,
We miss thee everywhere."
Funeral services were held July 12 at the home by Bro. H. F. North, with further services at the North Main St. Church by Brethren Silas Yoder of Middlebury, and H. F. North of Nappanee. Burial in the Miller Cemetery east of Goshen.
Gerber. - Emanuel, son of the late William and Fannie (Hershberger) Gerber, was born near Shanesville, Ohio, April 7, 1866; died very suddenly at his home Friday, July 13, 1934 (soon after returning from a short moor trip, the cause of death being a diseased heart); aged 68 y. 3 m. 6 d. On March 13, 1892, he was united in marriage to Catherine, daughter of Joseph and Sarah Christner. To this union were born 4 sons and 1 daughter, all surviving (Elmer and Lloyd of Sugarcreek, Harry of Walnutcreek, Wilbur of near Barrs Mills, and Ada at home). Besides his children, he leaves his devoted wife (Catherine), 3 brothers (Levi of Sugercreek, Abraham of Walnutcreek, Manasses of Sugarcreek), 1 sister (Sarah, wife of John Sundheimer of Shanesville), 13 grandchildren, and a host of more distant relatives and friends. Four sisters (Drusilla, Malinda, Martha and Anna) and 1 brother (Henry) preceded him in death. For a number of years his heart had been failing him, and at times had to suffer severe pains but bore his affliction willingly and without complaint. During the greater part of his earthly pilgrimage he was an exceptionally, faithful member of the Walnutcreek Mennonite Church. Regularity and punctuality of church and Sunday school attendance seemed to be his watchwords. Only extreme cases could bring about his absence from the House of God. He will be greatly missed in the home, where he was ever loyal to his wife and family, always willing and ready to lend a helping hand or to give a word of fatherly advice to those in need. Funeral services were held July 16 at the Walnutcreek Mennonite Church conducted by A. W. Miller and D. M. Friedt. Burial in cemetery near by.
"Father, thou least left us lonely,
Sorrow fills our hearts to-day
But beyond this vale of sorrow
Tears will all be wiped away."
Schrock. - Katie (Miller) Schrock, wife of Sam R. Schrock, was born near Hutchinson, Kans., Feb. 12, 1901; died at the Grace Hospital, Hutchinson, Kans., June 9, 1934; aged 33 y. 3 m. 28 d. At the age of eighteen she accepted Christ as her Savior and united with the Amish Mennonite Church near Partridge, Kans. At the age of 23 she with her parents moved to western New York, near Buffalo, where she united with the Conservative Mennonite Church. On Dec. 19, 1926 she united in marriage to Sam R. Schrock of Hutchinson, Kans., by Bishop John Bontrager at the Town Line, N. Y., Church. In the spring of 1927 they moved to Hutchinson, Kans., where they have resided since. To this union were born 4 girls and 1 boy (Mamie, Lizzie, Marie, Mervin, and Susie). She leaves her husband, 5 children, grandfather (Joe D. Fry) of near Yoder, Kans., father (D. N. Miller), 3 sisters and 3 brothers (all of near Buffalo, N. Y.), and 1 sister (Mrs. Levi Headings of Hutchinson, Kans.). Her mother, 1 sister, 2 infants, preceded her in death. She also leaves 3 great uncles, 1 great-aunt, 8 uncles, 5 aunts, and a host of other relatives and friends. On returning to Kansas she with her husband transferred their membership to the Yoder Mennonite Church of which she was a faithful member until death. She was much concerned about the rearing of her children, that they be taught the Word of God, and also about the future generation of the Church, and of the wondrous and glorious things that shall be in the eternal City. She took sick on the evening of May 24, suffering a hemorrhage of the brain, and was thought to be getting better until the evening of June 2 when she had another spell and was taken to the Grace Hospital, where a few days later she developed hemorrhagic pneumonia of which she died. Funeral services were held June 11 at the Yoder Mennonite Church conducted by Bro. Noah Mast at the home, and at the church by Bros. H. A. Diener and L. 0. King. Burial in adjoining cemetery.
Yoder. - Mattie D., daughter of David D. and Maria (Gingerich) Miller, was born in Holmes Co., Ohio, Aug. 12, 1856; died at her home near Wellman, Iowa, July 9, 1934; aged 77 y. 10 m. 27 d. She was of a family of 9 children (5 sons and 4 daughters) of whom the following survive: Mike, Mrs. Peter S. Yoder and David of Kalona, and Jacob of Maxwell, Iowa. In 1863, when she was six years old, she came with her parents to Iowa, where she later united with the Amish Mennonite Church, in which faith she remained steadfast until her death. On Dec. 22, 1878, she was united in marriage with Gideon A. Yoder by Bishop Abner Yoder. To this union were born 5 sons, of whom 4 survive: Abner, Parnell, Iowa; Arthur and Willis, Wellman, Iowa, and David, Kalona, Iowa. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren and by many other relatives and friends. For a number of years after their marriage they lived on a farm just west of Sharon Center and in 1896 they moved on the farm where she died. Her husband died Jan. 1, 1934, at which time she also was in poor health, not having been able to attend the funeral services. And many times since then did she express her desire that she might also be called home. The precise cause of her illness during the last few years was not definitely agreed upon by the different doctors attending her, but postmortem examination revealed their general diagnosis to have been correct; a malignant cancerous enlargement of the spleen being found which was the cause of her death. May the faith of those who have been near unto us, and that, once delivered unto the saints also be our faith; and as we tread over life's pathway, and finally hear the call of the Master, and Creator to came hither, may we by God's grace and mercy have so lived that we receive that welcome to enter into His glory. Funeral services were held July 11 at the Upper Deer Creek Church conducted by Albert S. Miller and E. G. Swartzendruber in German and by A. C. Swartzendruber in English. Texts: Rev. 7:9-17; Mic. 2:10 and Psa. 116:15.
Ulrich. - David, son of Peter and Anna Ulrich, was born near East Peoria, Ill., July 29, 1850; died at his home in Eureka, Ill., July 7, 1934; aged 83 y. 11 m. 9 d. His parents had come to America from Alsace Lorraine, and were among the early settlers in this part of Illinois, arriving in 1838. From East Peoria the family moved to Deer Creek, where his mother died, when he was five years old. In his early youth they moved to the vicinity of Eureka, where his father purchased the farm now occupied by his son, C. M. Ulrich, and which is spoken of as the old home place. Oct. 22, 1874, he was united in marriage to Anna, daughter of Christian Reeser, who lived to the age of 103 years. To this union were born 11 children, all of whom survive. They are: Barbara Schertz, Eureka; Anna, at home; Christian M., Eureka; Emma Schertz, Cazenovia; Peter N., Eureka; Elizabeth Schertz, Falfurrias, Texas; Fannie Schrock, David, Ella Schertz, Emanuel. and Viola Harnish, all of Eureka. After marriage he farmed for thirty years in Woodford Co., living in the vicinity of Eureka and Metamora, from which latter place they moved to Garden City, Mo., in 1904, where he had purchased a farm. After living there for six years they returned to Woodford Co., locating south of Roanoke, remaining there until January, 1919, when he retired from the farm, moving to the home in Eureka where he passed away. In his youth he united with the Mennonite Church, in which he was a devoted and active member until his Lord called him home. For twenty-two years he served as a trustee of the Roanoke Mennonite congregation northeast of Eureka, of which he was one of the early members, and where he had his church home these many years. He enjoyed good health all his life, taking an active part in the farm life and other interests of the community. He was a loving father, devoted husband, congenial neighbor, and friend to all who knew him. In later years he often spoke of his appreciation that his children, and their families in general, had accepted his Savior, and he expressed his readiness to go to be with Him. Saturday evening he was seized with a heart attack, peacefully passing away about two hours later. All his children were at his bedside, except Emma Schertz, who was visiting at Fisher, Ill., and Elizabeth Schertz of Falfurrias, Texas, who also was not able to come to the funeral because of ill health. He leaves his younger brother (Samuel Ulrich of Nampa, Idaho), the only one remaining of a family of eight; his wife (who was his faithful companion for almost sixty years); 11 children; 46 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held July 11, at the home by Andrew Schrock and at the Roanoke Mennonite Church by Ezra Yordy. Burial in the church cemetery.
Transcribed by Carl Metzler, Indiana
Aschliman. - Betty Lucille, infant daughter of Oscar and Viola Aschliman, was born July 25, 1934, and after a brief stay of but 19 hours the good Lord saw fit to take her to Himself. Little Betty leaves to mourn her early departure her sorrowing parents.
"Our darling Betty, too sweet to stay,
God in His mercy took away;
Not from our memory, not from our love,
But to dwell with the angels above."
The Lord has given, the Lord has taken away again. Blessed
be the name of the Lord.
Short services were held at the home in charge of S. D. Grieser. Interment in Pettisville cemetery.
Mylin. - Martha Arlene, daughter of Jacob L. and Bertha (Huber) Mylin of Central Manor, Pa., died on June 20, 1934; aged 5 m. 11 d. Martha Arlene brought much joy into the home, but her stay was very short. But we all submit to the will of the Lord. Besides her parents she is survived by her grandparents (Mrs. Fanny B. Huber of E. Petersburg and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Mylin of Pequea Valley); also great-grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Martin Lefever of Strasburg, Pa.). Funeral services were held June 22 at the home and at Millersville church, in charge of Harry Neff, Landis Shertzer, and Jacob Hess. Interment in Byerland cemetery.
"A precious one from us has gone,
A bud we loved so dear;
For God has chosen a better home
Than we could give her here." Parents.
Tisdale. - Paul Dodge Tisdale of near Lyndhurst, Va., was born Nov. 27, 1915; died April 19, 1934 ; aged 18 y. 4 m. 23 d. He in company with a neighbor boy left home in search of work. Not being able to find any, they were on their way home. Being tired and sleepy they sat down on the railroad ties to rest; but sleep overcame them and a through-freight came along. His companion was awakened just in time to escape death but had no time to rescue Paul. He was an industrious, obedient boy, but had never made the wise choice of accepting Christ as his Savior. This is a loud call to relatives and friends. "For in such an hour as ye think not the Lord cometh." Father, mother, 3 brothers and 3 sisters survive. One little sister was just as suddenly called away by falling in a well about 3 years ago. Funeral services at Springdale Church by Bro. J. R. Driver, assisted by Bro. William Jennings. Text, I Sam. 20:3, last clause. Funeral was largely attended.
Harshbarger. - Gladis, daughter of Fred and Jane Young, was born at Almeda, Sask., March 12, 1906, died, (after a short illness that developed into a congestion of the brain), at the Kings Daughters Hospital, Gulfport, Miss., July 30, 1934; aged 28 y. 4 m. 18 d. On Nov. 27, 1924, she was married to Wirt Harshbarger, who with 3 sons and 2 daughters, also father, mother, 5 brothers and 3 sisters, are left to mourn her departure. It is beyond our human minds to understand why death should claim this young wife and mother causing in this home a vacancy which brings much sorrow, and yet we know our heavenly Father does all things well. Into His keeping we command the bereft husband and their little ones. She was a member of the Mennonite Church, in which she remained faithful until death. Funeral services were conducted at the Gulfhaven Mennonite Church by Paul Hershey in the presence of a sympathetic group of friends. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
Kauffman. - Emma (Mast) Kauffman was born July 17, 1853; died of cancer June 10, 1934, at the home of her daughter Katie at Monterey, Pa., where she had her home; aged 80 y. 10 m. 23 d. She is survived by 4 daughters (Katie, wife of Jacob Blank; Rachel, wife of David Glick; Sarah, wife of David Byler; Emma, wife of Jos. Stoltzfus), 1 son (Amos K. Stoltzfus of Atglen), 23 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and an aged brother (Stephen K. Mast, Elverson, Pa.). She was united in marriage to Amos U. Stoltzfus who preceded her in death 16 years ago. Two sons (Benuel and John) and 1 daughter (Mary) also preceded her. She was later married to Eli Kauffman who died 9 years ago. She was a member of the Weavertown Amish Church, Lancaster Co., Pa. She was loved by all and was always ready to lend a helping hand as long as she was able. She suffered much in the last few months. Funeral was held June 12. Services at the home by John A. Stoltzfus, and at Weavertown Church by Daniel Stoltzfus and Moses Rheil. Text, Rev. 14:13. Interment in Myers Cemetery.
"Her years numbered almost four score and one,
When the messenger whispered low,
'The Master has come and calleth thee home,'
She answered, 'I am ready to go.'
We meditate oft on her counsel and life,
And more than ever we love her;
And we thank our dear Lord that He gave us
Such a good old-fashioned Mother."
Musser. - John Jacob, infant son of Bro. Paul and Sister Amelia (Zimmerman) Musser, died July 26, 1934; aged 1 y. 8 m. 10 d. In his innocent activity he ran into an ash pile which contained live coals, burning his feet. Complications set in which brought intense suffering to the child. He was the only child of this family. There remain the parents, the grandparents on both sides (Reuben Mussers and Graybill Zimmermans), also the paternal great-grandfather (Israel Musser) who is in the eighties, but still blessed with health to be present in public services. Funeral services were held July 29 at Bowmansville, Pa., Mennonite Church. Bros. Ira Landis and Moses G. Gehman served in the Church. Text, I Pet. 1:24. Isaac Geigly filled the place at the house and Geo. Horning at the grave.
"Farewell, then, for awhile, farewell,
Child of my heart!
It cannot be that long we dwell
Thus torn apart:
Time's shadows like a shuttle flee;
And dark, however life's night may be
Beyond the grave I'll meet with thee."
Miller. - Barbara E., daughter of Henry and Catherine Livinghouse, was born in Marshall Co. Ind., March 27, 1851; died July 23, 1934, aged 83 y. 3 m. 26 d. Nearly 36 years ago she felt her need of a Savior, and united with the Mennonite Church at Yellow Creek. On May 26, 1876, she was united in marriage to Jacob M. Miller who preceded her in death Nov. 23, 1901. To this union were born 4 sons. The oldest one died in infancy. Surviving are Sylvester J. and James W. Miller of near Wakarusa, Ind., Jerry J. Miller of Elkhart, 12 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren and 1 brother (Michael Livinghouse of Hibbard, Ind.). After the death of her husband she moved to Wakarusa, where she lived and made many friends, having her membership at the Holdeman Church. In 1920 she decided to live with her sons, she being at the home of Sylvester when she died. Death came as a result of the infirmities of old age. Mother often expressed her concern for all she knew to be in need. When we think of the disadvantages of Mother's life we freely say that she in a most remarkable way filled her place as Mother. She had the welfare of her family at heart and nothing was too great for her to sacrifice for their need, care and comfort; and this quality continued as her years multiplied and faculties declined. She cherished the thought of her heavenly home and often expressed her desire for heaven and eternal rest.
"Mother, now your place is empty,
And you now we see no more;
But we hope some day to meet you,
Over on the other shore."
Funeral services were conducted at the home and at North Union Church by Jacob W. Christophel and Homer F. North. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.
Wyse. - Charlie, son of Pre. S. S. and Magdalena Wyse, was born near Archbold, Ohio, Jan. 6, 1898; died in the same community July 21, 1934; aged 36 y. 6 m. 16 d. On Jan. 30, 1919, he was united in marriage to Cora Rupp. This union was blest with 8 children (Ada, Jesse, Orval, Charles, Marvin, Evelyn, Wayne, and Merle). Jesse and Evelyn preceded their father in death. There remain to mourn his unexpected death his loving companion, 1 daughter, 5 sons, father, mother, mother-in-law, 3 brothers, and many near relatives and friends. He accepted Christ as his Savior at the age of 15 years and united with the Mennonite Church of this community. He took an active part in the work of the Church and Sunday school and remained true to the faith unto death. He was much devoted to the comfort and happiness of his family. He was of a cheerful disposition, always had a friendly word for all he met. On the evening of July 21 he met his tragic death while at work with his tractor. Evidently he reversed his tractor to uncouple it from the spring tooth harrow and some way the tractor caught him and backed over him, causing almost instant death. His passing leaves a vacancy in the home which cannot be filled. He will be greatly missed in the community as well. The hearts of the family and all near friends are greatly saddened because of the occurrence but by God's grace they want to humbly bow in submission to God's will and trust in Him who fulfills His promises, such as in Jer. 49:11.
"Remember, friend, as you pass by,
As you now are, so once was I,
As now I am, so you shall be,
Prepare for death and follow me."
On July 24 short services were held at the home by Bro. Henry Rychener, and at the Central A. M. Church by S. D. Grieser assisted by E. L. Frey. Texts, I Sam. 20:3 and Amos 4:12. Interment in Pettisville Cemetery.
Otto. - Nancy, daughter of Jacob B. and Katharine Miller, was born in Johnson Co., Iowa, March 6, 1870; died at the Mercy Hospital in Iowa City, Iowa, July 23, 1934; aged 64 y. 4 m. 17 d. In her youth she united with the Mennonite Church and remained a faithful member until death. On Feb. 10, 1891, she was united in marriage to B. J. Otto, with whom she lived in matrimony a little more than 43 years. To this union were born 2 children (Murley and Kathryn -- Mrs. Melvin Yoder). She was a member of a family of 16 children of whom 5 preceded her in death. Those remaining are : Mrs. Lydia Brenneman of Smithville, Ohio; Mrs. Mary Erb of Mishawaka, Ind.; Geo. Miller of Clarion, Iowa; E. J. Miller of Prossor, Wash.; Mrs. Katie Kinsinger, Mrs. Fannie Marner, and Joel Miller of Parnell, Ia.; Mrs. Barbara Boller of Wayland, Ia.; L. J. Miller and twin sister (Mrs. Leo Hooley) of Wellman, Ia. Besides the above named brothers and sisters, she leaves her grief-stricken husband, 2 children, 4 grandchildren, and a large number of other relatives and friends. About 11 days prior to her death she fell and broke her limb, and a week later had a severe attack of appendicitis. She was rushed to the Mercy Hospital for an operation which was performed and which seemed successful, but a few days later it became evident that her condition was critical and with all that human hands could do she peacefully passed away. She will be greatly missed in the home as well as in the Church and community. Her kind disposition and friendliness won for herself many friends. Her chief delight seemed to be that of serving others, and we believe she complied with the Scripture injunction, "Given to hospitality." Several years ago she made arrangements for her funeral, with which was included the following verse:
"Be never proud by any means,
Build not your house too high;
But always have before your eyes,
That you were born to die."
Funeral services July 25 at the Lower Deer Creek Church by David D. Miller and John Y. Swartzendruber. Text, II Tim. 4:6-8.
Transcribed by Carl Metzler, Indiana
Kaufman. - Jacob W. Kaufman was born April 18, 1854, near Davidsville, Pa., died July 26, 1934; aged 80 y. 3 m. 7 d. He was a member of the Mennonite church for many years and was faithful until death. He was married twice. His first wife, Catharine (Blough) Kaufman, passed away in 1889. The following children were born to this union: Mrs. S. G. Shetler, Christian A., John H., Emmet Homer, and George all deceased, James Norman (missionary in India), Amos A., and Harry B. Kaufman who survive him. His second wife, (Caroline Blough Kaufman) survives him. To this union was born one daughter (Vinnie) who also survives him. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, 2 sisters and 3 brothers. Funeral services were conducted at the Kaufman Church July 31, by L. A. Blough, __ Shilling, and Irvin Holsopple. Burial in the Kaufman Cemetery.
Miller. - Dolly Dorene, infant daughter of Leo E. and Retha Miller, Middlebury, Ind., was born July 6; died July 24, 1934; aged 17 days. She leaves to mourn, her parents, 1 brother (2 brothers died in infancy) her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Miller, Mr. and Mrs. Rollin Mishler, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Miller, besides 5 great-grandparents, uncles, aunts and cousins, and a host of friends. She suffered much during her sickness. It seemed as though she tried hard to stay with us -- but she was only a bud on earth to bloom in heaven.
Our darling baby, too sweet to stay,
God in His mercy hath taken away,
Not from our hearts,
Not from our love,
But to dwell with the angels above.
Funeral services were held at the home July 25, 1934 by Amos Nusbaum. Text, Job 1:21.
Transcriber's note: There is some confusion in the number of grandparents.
Redcay. - John D. son of the late Adam and Annie (Deibler) Redcay was born Nov. 26, 1855; died July 11, 1934; aged 78 y. 7 m. 11 d. He resided with his son John of near Bowmansville for the past ten years. On Sept. 17, 1876 he was united in marriage with Kate Martin who passed away Sept. 23, 1930 at the age of 74 years. To this union were born 10 children, 6 of whom survive: Martin; Amos; Mary, wife of Raymond Snader; Elizabeth, wife of John Sauder; Katie, wife of John Pfautz; and John with whom he resided. The following children preceded their parents into eternity, Emma, Annie, and two infants. He is also survived by 54 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. He united with the Mennonite Church in his youth and remained faithful until death. He was in good health all his life until about 4 months ago but was able to be up till 2 weeks before his death. He was very patient all through his illness and often expressed the wish to enter the rest prepared for the people of God. Funeral services were conducted at the home by Joseph Hostetler with further services at the Martindale Mennonite church by Frank Hurst in English and Moses Horning in German. Text, II Tim. 4:6-8.
In our hearts his memory lingers
But we know 'tis vain to weep
Tears of love can never wake him
From his peaceful, quiet sleep. By a Granddaughter.
Hartzler. - Noah K., son of Isaac and Magdalena (Gerig) Hartzler was born in La Grange Co., Ind., March 18, 1863; died near Harrisonville, Mo., Aug. 4, 1934; aged 71 y. 4 m. 16 d. At the age of 18 he moved with his parents to Cass Co., Mo., locating near Gunn City. On Feb. 22, 1886 he was married to Anna S. Zook, daughter of J. K. Zook, deceased. She was called to her reward May 4, 1889, leaving one son, Amandas D. January 11, 1894 he was married to Mary E. Yoder. Ten children were born into this home, 8 of whom survive: Emery of Colorado Springs, Colo.; Nettie (Mrs. Lloyd Garber); Mattie (Mrs. James Bute) and Archie of Jackson, Minn.; Marion of East Lynne, Mo.; Vernon; Ernest and Erlis at home. 2 brothers, Pre. B. F. of Pryor, Okla., and Daniel D. of Maryland also survive him. These with his devoted companion and a number of grandchildren mourn his sudden departure. He was preceded in death by 2 daughters, 3 brothers, and 3 sisters. He was converted in young manhood and united with the Mennonite Church to which he remained faithful to death. His greatest pleasure was found in church attendance and his place was seldom vacant. For a number of years he was unable to read because of poor eyesight but he bore his afflictions very patiently. He was always interested in the spiritual welfare of his family and was a good neighbor ever ready to help those in need. He had been ailing in health since April but the end came suddenly and was a shock to the family as well as to the entire community. Death came as he was about his duties on the evening of Aug. 4. Funeral services were held at the Sycamore Grove Church conducted by Bros. I. G. Hartzler and L. J. Miller. Text, Psalm 90.
Brubaker. - Catherine (Royer), daughter of Abraham and
Mary (Royer) Doner was born in Donegal Township near Mt.
Joy, Pa., January 31, 1845; died at Rohrerstown, Pa., on June
2, 1934; aged 89 y. 4 m. 2 d. She was married November 7, 1865
to John K. Brubaker of Rohrerstown, Pa. Three children were born
to this union, two of whom died in infancy. She was a faithful
member of the Mennonite Church for many years, and when Brother
Brubaker was called to the ministry, she proved a devoted and
helpful companion to him during his ministerial labors of some
twenty years. Brother John K. Brubaker, who was a widely known
and much used minister of the Mennonite church, preceded her in
death by thirty-six years. After her husband's death in 1898,
Grandmother made her home with her sole surviving daughter, Mrs.
Mary D. Nissley at Rohrerstown, Pa., for the remaining years of
She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Mary D. Nissley, 2 grandsons, Clarence B. and John R. Nissley, and 1 great-grandson, Robert Eugene Nissley. Funeral services were held June 5 from the home at Rohrerstown and from the Rohrerstown Mennonite Church. The services were conducted by Bishop John H. Mosemann, and the brethren Jacob Hess, D. N. Gish, and Landis Shertzer. Interment in the Mennonite Cemetery one half mile north of Rohrerstown. Grandmother was permitted to live beyond the divinely alloted threescore years and ten. She was of a meek and quiet disposition, always seeking the welfare of others in preference to her own. She trusted her Lord with a child-like faith, and fell peacefully asleep in Him.
"It is not death to die
To leave this weary road
And midst the brotherhood on high
To be at Home with God.
"It is not death to wipe the eye
Long dimmed with tears
And wake in glorious repose
To spend Eternal years." The Family.
Transcriber's note: There is some confusion in this obituary
with maiden names; should Catherine's be
Doner, rather than Royer?
Yoder. - Jacob B. son of the late Levi and Nancy (Detwiler)
Yoder was born in Mifflin County, Pennsylvania, February 12, 1848;
died July 31, 1934; aged 86 y. 5 m. 19 d. He had been as well
as usual, until early Friday morning when he was stricken with
cerebral hemorrhage which affected his right side and made it
impossible for him to speak. His loving smile and very slight
nod were the only apparent evidence that he knew and appreciated
what loving hearts and kind hands tried so hard to do to bring
comfort to his soul and rest to his body. He seemed conscious
at times almost to the last when he peacefully fell asleep in
Jesus early Tuesday morning July 31. Before be was a year old
his parents moved to Ohio where his father died when he was four
years old, leaving his mother a widow with five small children.
The three brothers Levi, Eli, and Jonathan, and sister Mattie
all preceded him in death. He was united in matrimony to Malinda
Werye of Sturgis, Mich., on November 21, 1876. They settled in
Lagrange County, Indiana where they lived nine years after which
he brought his family to Johnson County, Iowa to the community
in which he lived the remainder of his life.
This union was blessed with the rare privilege of almost fifty-eight years of married life, a family of eight children, the youngest being now 38 years of age, and all together with their mother were able to gather at his bedside and help minister to father's last earthly needs. How devoutly thankful we should be to God for this privilege and how we should pray and live that as our family circle here becomes smaller it may grow in Heaven where we trust father awaits us.
The children are Saloma, wife of the late A. I. Yoder of West Liberty, Ohio; Nannie, wife of Amos Gingerich of Hesston, Kansas; Oliver of Washington, Illinois; Mary, wife of C. F. Hershberger; Emma, wife of J. P. Miller; Chris and Truman, all of the home community, and Clara at home. These with his mother and half-sister, Lizzie Peachy of West Liberty, Ohio, 36 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and a host of friends and neighbors will miss him here and feel the loss of a kind, loving, and exemplary husband and father, grandfather, neighbor and friend. Bro. Yoder was converted and united with the Mennonite church in his youth. He was chosen to the office of deacon by his church and ordained by Bishop Sebastian Gerig in 1891, in which capacity he served the church faithfully for forty-three years. In his work be was kind but firm, true to what he believed right yet considerate for the convictions of others, patient and kind in his dealing with erring ones. The church has lost a faithful servant, the wife a loving husband, the children a kind father, the community an exemplary citizen. We trust our earthly loss is his eternal gain. Funeral services were held Thursday, August 2 at East Union church conducted by D. J. Fisher, Joe C. Brenneman and others. Interment in cemetery near by. -The Family.
Transcribed by Carl Metzler, Indiana
Wadel. - Sister Elizabeth Lesher, wife of Bro. Peter Wadel, Chambersburg, Pa., died July 18, 1934; aged 69 y. 2 m. 11 d. She was a member of the Mennonite church many years. She is survived by her husband. Funeral services were conducted at the home by H. E. Shank and at the Chambersburg church by D. E. Kuhns and J. I. Lehman. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
Rohrer. - Ruth Naomi, infant laughter of Israel and Edna (Eby) Rohrer, was born July 18, 1934, passed away the next day. Baby Ruth leaves her parents and three brothers (Warren, Raymond, and Harold). How happy we would have been to have her remain with us, but we humbly submit to the Lord's will and say, "The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord."
Martin. - Leonard Alfred, son of Charles and Lula M. (Holsinger) Martin, was born April 18, 1920; died at the Washington Co. Hospital at Hagerstown, Md., following an operation for appendicitis, on June 30, 1934, after an illness of 4 days of intense suffering; aged 14 y. 2 m. 12 d. He was received into church fellowship by water baptism on the 29th and died the next morning, leaving behind the assurance he was going to his eternal reward. He leaves father, mother, 3 sisters (Elsie, Beulah and Minnie), 2 brothers (Glenn and Thurman), 1 grandfather (Daniel Martin). His older brother (Edwin Alvey) preceded him in death. Funeral services were held on July 3 at the Reiff Mennonite church near Maugansville, Md., by Bros. Denton Martin and John Grove.
Boose. - John Henry, son of John and Diana (Fretz) Boose, was born in Haldimand Co., Ont., Feb. 8, 1860. He was married to Elizabeth Hessler of Bucks Co., Pa., to which union four sons and four daughters were born. He died June 24, 1934, at his home near Campden, Ont. His wife preceded him in death Aug. 5, 1928. Two daughters and three sons survive him. He was a member of the Mennonite Church for many years. He was not well for the past few years. The last few weeks he suffered much and expressed readiness to depart this life. A sister and three brothers survive also. Funeral services were conducted at the house and at the Campden Evangelical Church on June 29 by S. F. Coffman assisted by __ Reibling. Text, Heb. 12 :1.
Swartz. - Amanda E., wife of Pre. I. Frank Swartz, Blooming Glen, Pa., died at the home of Alfred S. Detweiler July 4, 1934, Doylestown, Pa. She had been ailing for about 3 years and was bedfast about 2 weeks. She was born July 13, 1862. Age, 71 y. 11 m. 21 d. There were no children born to this union but 2 girls were taken into the home to raise. They were Katie C. Gross of Blooming Glen and Mattie K. Clymer of Doylestown, Pa. Also 1 brother and a number of nephews and nieces survive. Funeral services were held at the Blooming Glen Mennonite Church, July 8, conducted by Bros. Wilson R. Moyer and Melvin Bishop. Text, I Sam. 20:18. Interment adjoining cemetery.
"In our hearts her memory lingers
But we know 'tis vain to weep;
Tears of love can never wake her
From her peaceful quiet sleep."
Hollinger. - Lottie B., wife of John E. Hollinger of near Centerville, Pa., died May 21, 1934; aged 43 y. 7 m. 6 d. She was the only daughter of Reuben and Lizzie Fellenbaum. Her father preceded her in death 9 years ago. She was the mother of 8 children, 6 of whom were ill at the time with scarlet fever. Her children are: Rhoda, Miriam, Aaron, John, Eva, Homer, Luke and Mark. Three sons preceded her in death. Her aged mother, 2 brothers (Raymond of Ephrata and Clyde of East Petersburg) remain to mourn their loss. She was sick only three days of the worst kind of Erysipelas. She died one day and was buried the next; funeral strictly private at the house with short services at the church yard by Bros. John W. Weaver and John M. Souder. She was laid to rest in the Weaverland Cemetery. In her 15th year she was converted at the Brick Church near Willow Street, in a class of 70. She was a faithful member until death. By her Mother.
Transcriber's note: The count of children above does not add up.
Eby. - Elizabeth B. (Reiff) Eby, widow of the late Elam H. Eby, died at her home at Maugansville, Md., July 3, 1934; aged 77 y. 1 m. 3 d. The infirmities of age very gradually weakened her body, her life coming to an end after spending more than a year in bed in patient waiting for the blessed hope to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord. Her husband preceded her in death three years ago; also one daughter (Mary) eighteen months ago. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church at Reiffs from her youth and in a quiet, unassuming way "obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered to her." Surviving are the following: daughters, Amanda and Magdelene at home; sons, Christian and David at Maugansville, Pre. Samuel, Deacon John, and Laban of Clearspring, Md. Funeral services were conducted July 6 at the home and at the Reiff meeting house by Brethren Denton T. Martin and Moses K. Horst. Texts, Psa. 132:14 and Prov. 14:32. The body was laid to rest beside her husband and daughter in the Reiff burying grounds.
Miller. - Jones, son of Pre. Eli and Mary Miller (deceased) of Goshen, Ind., was born in Holmes Co., Ohio, July 13, 1845; died at the home of his brother, Harvey E. Miller, of Goshen, Ind., Aug. 8, 1934; aged 89 y. 26 d. He moved to Indiana with his parents in 1870 where he united with the Amish Mennonite Church and in 1873 was married to Caroline Stutzman. To this union was born one daughter. His wife died Jan. 6, 1881, and in October of the same year his daughter followed her in death. On Dec. 26, 1922, he was married to Mrs. W. A. Greenup of Arkansas. She died Jan. 28, 1932. After her death he came to Indiana, where he again united with the Mennonite Church in Goshen. He leaves four sisters (Mrs. J. J. Stutzman, Middlebury, Ind.; Mrs. A. J. Schrock, Sugar Creek, Ohio; Mrs. Simon Stahly, Nappanee, Ind., and Mrs. W. S. Holt, Sherwood, Oreg.) also one brother (Harvey E. Miller) at whose home he died. Funeral services were held at the Clinton Frame Church, east of Goshen, conducted by C. L. Graber and S. C. Yoder. His remains were laid to rest by the side of his wife and daughter.
Reuter. - Minnie Margaret, wife of John Reuter of Marietta, Pa., was born Jan. 10, 1881; died July 27, 1934; aged 53 y. 6 m. 17 d. She is survived by her husband and these children: Frank, Charles, Mrs. Gerald Hamilton; also 9 grandchildren, her father (Jacob Bullock), many other relatives and a host of friends. She had been failing in health for the last year. Four weeks before she passed away she took her bed and suffered greatly, but bore it all patiently and at the end slept peacefully away. She was a member of the Marietta Mennonite Mission and was faithful until death. Funeral services were conducted July 30, at the home by Bro. Elmer Martin, at the church by Bro. Elmer Martin and Bro. Noah Risser. Interment in Silver Spring Cemetery.
"Our dear mother now has left us,
No one else can take her place.
And her memory shall be with us
Though we cannot see her face.
But we know the Lord has claimed
And has promised us His grace
So long she waited for her rest
Our blessed Lord knew what was best."
Mast. - Levi H., son of the late Daniel and Elizabeth (Hertzler) Mast, was born May 30, 1885, near Morgantown, Pa.; died July 11, 1934; aged 49 y. 1 m. 11 d. On Feb. 3, 1925, he was united in marriage to Sadie R. Blank. This union was blest with 2 daughters, both preceding him to the better world. He united with the Conestoga Church in his youth, in which faith he died, his seat seldom being vacant if health permitted. He will be sadly missed in the home, the Church, and community. He always had a kind word and smile for all and was ready to lend a helping hand to those in need. He was much concerned about the Church, and many were the prayers offered in her behalf. Being very considerate of others, it can be truthfully said "He was a good provider." "Gone, but not forgotten." We like to think of him now with those who have gone before and of meeting again. He is survived by his wife, 1 brother (Samuel K.), an aged aunt (Sarah Mast, Morgantown) an aged uncle (Isaac Hertzler, Denbigh, Va.) and many friends.
"A precious one from us is gone,
A voice we loved is still
A place is vacant in our home
Which never can be filled."
Lehman. - Simeon, son of John and Anna (Tschantz) Lehman, was born Sept. 9, 1862, in Wayne Co., Ohio; died Aug. 11, 1934; aged 71 y. 11 m. 2 d. April 7, 1882, he was baptized and received into the Sonnenberg Mennonite Church and remained faithful to the end. On Feb. 13, 1890, he was married to Magdalena Amstutz, to which union were born 6 children (Helen Sommer of Wooster, Wilbert of Millersburg, Harvey, who passed away near Orrville, May 16, 1928, Saloma Kratzer on the home farm, Ezra who passed away Feb. 24, 1900, and Menno also residing on the home farm). His first wife passed away July 19, 1906. On Feb. 10, 1910, he was married to Elizabeth Gerber. To this union were born 2 children. One passed away in infancy and Monroe (the second child) passed away April 4, 1915. This leaves a sorrowing widow, 4 children, 25 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren surviving, and 4 who preceded him and will welcome him. Our loss is their gain. After his first marriage he moved to the farm on which he resided the rest of his life. He was a lifelong resident of Sonnenberg. The community and the Church lose an ardent supporter and the family a loving father. Louis Amstutz, Jacob Neuenschwander, and E. F. Hartzler conducted the funeral services. Text, Heb. 9:27.
Martin. - Clair V., son of J. Ira and Lydia H. Martin, died of appendicitis at the Washington Co. Hospital, Hagerstown, Md., July 16, 1934; aged 16 y. 5 m. 2 d. He became ill on Thursday night. Friday a physician was called. On Friday evening he was removed to the hospital and underwent an operation which revealed the seriousness of his condition and on Monday morning he was relieved of his suffering by the hand of death. Thus being removed from earth to heaven in early youth, he escaped much tribulation and temptation which others may encounter, especially in these perilous times. On March 24, 1934, he with twelve of his comrades, erected a covenant with the Lord and sealed it with water baptism, uniting with the Mennonite Church and with the brotherhood at Reiffs, to which covenant he remained faithful to the end. His father preceded him in death twelve years ago. He leaves a sorrowing widowed mother, one sister (Louisa), and three brothers (Lawrence, Aldus. and Donald) all at home. Funeral services were held on July 19 at the home by Bro. David Lesher and at the Reiff meetinghouse by Brethren Denton T. Martin and Moses K. Horst. Text, Eccl. 12:1. The body was laid to rest beside his father in the burying ground for the Rowe Church near Shippensburg, Pa.
Geiser. - Frederic Geiser was born April 2, 1856, in Canton Bern, Switzerland; died near Dalton, O., Aug. 1, 1934; aged 78 y. 3 m. 29 d. April 21, 1872, he accepted Jesus as his Savior and was baptized and received into the Mennonite Church in Switzerland. Jan. 29, 1876, he was united in marriage to Marian Zuercher, with whom he emigrated to this country in April, 1876. This union was blessed with 8 children. When be came to this country be joined the Sonnenberg Mennonite Church, of which he remained a faithful member to his death. Feb. 5, 1891, his wife died, leaving him alone to fight the battles of life with his 8 children. Later he was again blessed with a life companion and was on Jan. 23, 1894, united in marriage to Elizabeth Steiner. This union was blessed with 4 children. His second wife died May 9, 1927, leaving him alone again until the Lord called him home. He is survived by 7 sons (Peter, Benjamin, Fred, Allen, William, John, and David, all living in this community), 40 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, and 1 brother (Christian who still lives in Switzerland). Two sons and 3 daughters preceded him in death. He was a loving father and was much concerned for the future welfare of his family and the Church.
"Father, now your place is empty,
And you now we see no more ;
But we hope some day to meet you,
Over on the other shore."
Mishler. - After months of suffering, which he patiently bore, Austin E. Mishler died May 14, 1934; aged 39 y. 3 1/2 m. He was born near Waupecong, Ind., Jan. 28, 1895. His health began to fail about two years ago. He grew to manhood in the community where he was born, and by his friendly and cheerful disposition gained a large circle of friends. Among these was Sadie Miller, to whom he was united in marriage on March 9, 1916. This home was a place where love, happiness, and devotion were always abounding. Three daughters found their places in the home and in the hearts of father and mother. In his youth be became a member of the -Mennonite Church to which he was a faithful member until death. He looked to his Master for help, strength, and guidance during his illness, which he bore with great patience and courage, never complaining in the least. He leaves a wife, who cared for him with tender love and devotion, three daughters (Gwenivere, Betty, and Annabelle); both parents (Henry and Manda Mishler, Amboy, Ind.); four brothers (Orres of Nappanee, Noah of Indianapolis, Leo of Kokomo, and Harold of Elkhorn, Wis.); several uncles and aunts, quite a number of cousins, many other relatives and a large circle of friends. The family has lost a loving father, the friends and neighbors a helpful friend. A remark by one of his neighbors shows the esteem in which be was held. This neighbor said, "I have lost the best neighbor I ever had." But we know that our loss is his gain. The funeral service was held at the Mennonite Church near Amboy, Ind.
Miller. - Clemens H. Miller was born in Reno County, Kans., Dec. 12, 1903; died July 15, 1934, near Kalona, Iowa; aged 30 y. 7 m. 3 d. At the age of 20 years he accepted Christ as his Savior, united with the Amish Mennonite Church, and remained steadfast in that faith to the end. On Nov. 13, 1924, he was united in marriage to Polly Schrock. She with four children (Harvey, Tobias, Ralph, and Ora) feel deeply the loss of the one who has left them so suddenly. Beside them his parents (Harvey C. and Mary J. Miller) 6 brothers and 6 sisters (Barbara, wife of Samuel W. Bender; Amos of Haven, Kans.; Clarence of Kalona, Iowa; Samuel of Haven, Kans.; Lydia, Susan, Enos, Mattie, Mary, Edna, Harvey, and Henry; all at home) remain. All but Barbara were able to be in the funeral. One infant daughter, and 2 brothers preceded him. He also leaves many other relatives and friends. The death of Bro. Clemens was a great shock to us. As the news came very unexpectedly to us, saying that he was drowned. Bro. Clarence and family took dinner with them that day and was a very warm day. Clarence and Clemens went to the river after dinner not far from where they lived and were about ready to leave for home when Clemens accidentally stepped into deep water, looked back at Clarence, smiled, and sank away never to rise any more in life. Clarence tried to help him, but could not. A telephone alarm was given and friends and neighbors rushed to his assistance, but he was not located until about an hour later. All the loving hands could do was of no avail. We know not why he should be taken away from us so suddenly, but we humbly submit to the Father who knows what is best at all times and doeth all things well. Funeral services were held July 18 at the home of Daniel Glicks conducted by John Swantz and Chris Bontrager of Buchanan Co., Iowa, and laid to rest in the Gingerich Cemetery.
"Had he asked us, well He'd know,
We would say, Oh! spare the blow.
Yes with streaming tears we'd say,
Lord we loved him, let him stay."
Hartman. - Peter S., son of the late David and Elizabeth (Burkholder) Hartman, was born near Harrisonburg, Va., Nov. 29, 1846; died at his home near Harrisonburg, July 29, 1934; aged 87 y. 8 m. He was the last surviving member of a family of twelve children. He with his companion had gone to Sparkling Springs to spend some weeks, and while there, he had walked a little distance from his cottage, when he was suddenly stricken with a severe pain in his right lower limb. Doctors diagnosed the case as circulation cut off, which caused gangrene, and after nine days of intense suffering resulted in death. He bore his suffering with Christian fortitude and was ready and willing to depart this life and be with Christ. He begged the family not to do any thing to prolong his days. He repeated over and over, "The Lord's will be done," and "Let me go where saints are going." He united with the Mennonite Church Aug. 4, 1864, almost 70 years of his life being spent in the Lord's service. He lived to see the whole congregation pass away that was living at the time he united with the Church. In his passing, the community has lost a kind friend and neighbor, the Church and Sunday school a zealous and faithful worker, and the family a devoted father and companion. He was a strong advocate of temperance, nonresistant in faith and practice, and had a deep concern for the welfare of all. He took a special interest in young people and was deeply concerned about their spiritual welfare, which was manifest in his efforts in trying to lead them to Christ. A brother from Colorado writes "Forty-six years ago he led me to Christ, for which, praise the Lord." He realized the great need of having a church school, where our young people might be educated under Christian influence and saved for the Church. He spent much time and energy soliciting for the Eastern Mennonite School and was familiarly known among the student body of that institution as "Uncle Pete," as well as by many others. He had a great concern for his children and grandchildren, and had the pleasure of having all his children locate near him. He also had the pleasure of seeing all his children, all his grandchildren and some of his great-grandchildren unite with the church of his choice. He was an example of simplicity and humility and requested that his funeral be "without show." On Oct. 6, 1867, he was united in marriage to Fannie Weaver. To this union were born 5 children, one son and a daughter having preceded him in death in early childhood. His companion also preceded him May 5, 1923. On Jan. 18, 1925, he was again united in marriage to Mary Landis, who with the following children of the first union survive: Jacob D., Mrs. William H. Rhodes, and Mrs. John E. Heatwole, all of near Harrisonburg, Va. He is also survived by 7 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held from Weavers Church, July 31, in the presence of a large audience of relatives and friends. Services were conducted by Brethren George R. Brunk, A. D. Wenger, and S. H. Rhodes. The deceased had chosen for his funeral texts, Psa. 23:1,4; Rev. 21:4. The body was laid to rest in the cemetery near by. The children wish to express their sentiment in the following verse:
"Let your hands be folded, father,
Of toil they've done their share;
While our lives were young and tender,
How you watched with loving care.
We thank God for such a father,
And the prayers for us you've prayed
Great and blessed we shall call you,
May your precepts be obeyed."
Transcribed by Carl Metzler, Indiana
Stauffer. - Martin, son of the late Enos and Anna (Buckwalter) Stauffer, died Aug. 12, 1934, near Erb's Corner, Lancaster Co., Pa.; aged 69 years. He had for years been afflicted with periods of depression, and it is thought died by his own hand while in a fit of despondency, being found dead in the barn on the farm of his son, Ezra Stauffer, with whom be resided. His wife preceded him in death about two years. He leaves 3 sons, 4 daughters, 3 sisters, and 30 grandchildren. The deceased for a number of years had been a member of the Mennonite Church at Manheim. Funeral services were conducted at the Pike (Stauffer) Mennonite Church by Henry E. Lutz and A. A. Landis. Text, Deut. 5:17.
Eash. - Levi T., son of Tobias and Ann Eash, was born March 18, 1867, in LaGrange Co., Ind.; died Aug. 1, 1934; aged 67 y. 4 m. 13 d. His childhood and early youth were spent in the community where he was born. On March 29, 1891, he was united in marriage to Amanda S. Smith. To this union were born 6 daughters. His wife and 2 daughters preceded him in death, leaving the 4 remaining daughters, 7 grandchildren, 4 brothers, and 2 sisters to mourn his departure. He was a member of the Shore Mennonite church, having expressed an appreciation of this faith and practice in the life he endeavored to live. Funeral services were held at the Shore Mennonite Church in charge of Y. C. Miller and 0. S. Hostetler.
Leatherman. - Annie (Myers) Leatherman, widow of Jacob Leatherman, died on Sunday, June 3, 1934. She had not been in the best of health for some years, but was able to be around, and attended church regularly. She had intended going to the wedding reception of her grandson on the morning when she suddenly died. She was a widow for over fifty years. She resided in Deep Run until several years ago when she moved to Perkasie. She was the last one of the children of the late Christian Myers. She had been a member of the Deep Run Church since girlhood. She is survived by 1 daughter, Mrs. Edward Musselman; 1 granddaughter and 1 grandson, Albert Miller. One daughter preceded her in death about ten years ago. Services were held at the Deep Run Church by the home ministers. Burial in cemetery near by.
Tschantz. - Christian Tschantz was born in Wayne Co., Ohio, June 20, 1846; died Aug. 11, 1934, following a stroke. In his youth he united with the Sonnenberg congregation near Dalton, Ohio, and later transferred his membership to the Salem Mennonite Church where he remained a loyal member. Oct. 27, 1870, he was married to Mary Fleichter, to which union four children were born. One daughter (Mary, aged 3) preceded him in death, and his companion died Sept. 24, 1924. He is survived by a son (Albert) of Palmyra, Pa., and two daughters (Elma - Mrs. D. A. Moser of Bremen, Lillie - Mrs. William Hofstetter) with whom he made his home. He also leaves six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, one sister (Mrs. Caroline Sprunger of Berne, Ind.), and one brother (Wm. P. of Kidron). Funeral services were conducted at Salem Church by A. R. Kaiser and __ Simmons of Bremen (husband of a granddaughter). Burial in adjoining cemetery.
High. - Mahlon F. High was born on a farm in Plumstead Twp., Bucks Co., Pa.; died Aug. 7, 1934; aged 86 years. He lived on the same farm for nearly 75 years. About 12 years ago he moved with two of his sons to Perkasie, where he has since resided. He always enjoyed good health, attending church services at Deep Run the last Sunday of his life. About 4:30 o'clock he arose and was probably bewildered as he fell down a flight of stairs in his home. He was taken to Grand View Hospital where it was found he had a fractured hip and arm, and probably suffered a stroke. He died at 10:30 o'clock, several hours after being admitted. He was a lifelong member of the Deep Run church, being one of the oldest at the time of his death. His wife, who was Annie Detweiler, died 24 years ago. He is survived by 3 sons - John of Dublin, Joseph and Edwin of Perkasie; 2 great-grandchildren; a brother, Henry F. High; and a sister, Mary Ann Myers. He was buried in the Deep Run Cemetery. Services were held Saturday, Aug. 11, conducted by Jacob Rush, Enos Wismer, and Wilson Overholt.
Hollinger. - Hettie Hollinger, daughter of the late Martin and Catherine Good, was born Nov. 7, 1884; died at her home near Neffsville, Pa., June 10, 1934, after an illness of several months of kidney trouble; aged 49 y. 7 m. 3 d. She was united in marriage to Henry Hollinger, who survives her. This union was blessed with 9 children: John and Mahlon of East Petersburg; Mabel (wife of Ammon Stauffer) of Martindale; Elva, Jacob, Anna Mae, Raymond, and Marvin at home. A daughter, Edna, preceded her in death four years ago. She is also survived by 3 grandchildren and 3 brothers and one sister - Mahlon M., Eli H., and Harvey M. Good, and Mrs. Annie L. Weber. One sister, Mrs. Alice C. Bowman, preceded her in death seven years ago. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite church. Funeral services were held June 13, conducted by Bro. Ira Landis, at the home, and at the Landis Valley Church by Bro. Amos Horst. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.
Just a line of sweet remembrance,
Just a memory fond and true,
Just a token of love's devotion,
That our hearts still long for you.
Maust. - Amelia Maust, daughter of the late Joel and Sarah Ellen (Bittinger) Orendorf, was born near Bittinger, Md., Jan. 27, 1874; died at her home near Meyersdale, Pa., July 9, 1934; aged 60 y. 5 m. 13 d. She united with the Conservative Amish Mennonite Church in her youth and was a faithful member until death. She was united in marriage to Lewis J. Maust on March 20, 1898. An infant son preceded her in death. She is survived by her husband, 3 daughters (Norma, wife of Omar Bender; Anna, wife of Floyd Bender; Martha, wife of Alvin H. Yoder), 3 sons (Alvin, Omar, and Elmer) all living in the surrounding communities; 20 grandchildren, 3 foster-grandchildren, 2 brothers and 4 sisters. She had been in ill health for a number of years, during the latter years having been afflicted with cancer, which developed into a generalized type. About the last ten months of her life she was obliged to remain in bed. She bore her afflictions patiently until relieved by death. Funeral services, July 12, were conducted at the home by C. W. Bender, and at the Oak Dale meetinghouse by C. W. Bender from II Tim. 1:12, and J. D. Miller from Rom. 8, with emphasis on verses 1 and 6. Rom. 8 was one of her favorite scriptures. Interment in church cemetery.
Metzler. - Susan Metzler, of Columbiana, O., was born in Mahoning County, June 22, 1865; died Aug. 17, 1934, at her home; aged 69 y. 1 m. 25 d. Death was due to complications and a fall in which a fractured hip was sustained about two months ago. She suffered much pain at times, but reconciled herself to the unfortunate circumstance. The last fourteen years she grieved and worried much over the death of her son, but the last several months the cloud was lifted, and she was able to dismiss much of that and put her trust more fully in the Lord. She reached a peaceable ending, making arrangements for her funeral services and other things accordingly. She was united in marriage to Noah Metzler on Jan. 4, 1887. Three children were born to this union, namely, Albert, who died 14 years ago; Homer, who died at the age of 3; and Vertie (Mrs. Harvey Detrow), residing on the home place. She was a member of the Mennonite church, uniting in the year 1887. She leaves her husband, daughter, 4 grandchildren, 1 sister (Mrs. V. Myers). Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, Aug. 19, 1934, at the home and at the Leetonia Mennonite church, in charge of the brethren A. J. Steiner, I. B. Witmer, and David Lehman. Burial in adjoining cemetery.
Lehman. - Simeon Lehman, son of John A. and Anna Lehman, was born in Wayne Co., Ohio, Sept. 9, 1862; died Aug. 11, 1934, of diabetes and other ailments; aged 71 y. 9 m. 2 d. In his youth he joined the Sonnenberg Mennonite church, remaining a faithful member until death. On Feb. 13, 1890, he was married to Magdalena J. Amstutz, to which union were born 6 children. One son preceded him at the age of seven months, and another son, Harvey, died suddenly through an automobile accident on May 16, 1928, at the age of 35 years. On July 19, 1906, his wife died of dropsy. On Feb. 10, 1910, he was married to Elizabeth Gerber. To this union a daughter and son were born, both dying in infancy. He is survived by his companion, 2 sons (Wilbert and Menno), 2 daughters (Mrs. Joel Sommer and Mrs. Fred Kratzer), 25 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, 4 brothers (William, Daniel, and Noah, all living in this community ; and John of Richfield, Wash.). Also 4 sisters (Mrs. Jacob S. Moser, Mrs. Cleophas Amstutz, Mrs. John Geiger, and Mrs. Louis Burkholder) survive. One sister, Mrs. Aaron Amstutz, preceded him in death. Funeral services were held Aug. 13 by Enos Hartzler of Marshallville, and Louis Amstutz.
Father, thou hast left us lonely;
Sorrow fills our hearts to-day
But beyond this vale of sorrow
Tears will all be wiped away.
Troyer. - Delilah Troyer, wife of Bishop Amos P. Troyer, was born March 20, 1857, in Lawrence Co., Pa.; departed this life July 26, 1934, at her home near Hubbard, Oreg.; aged 77 y. 4 m. 6 d. Again the ruthless hand of death has visited our community and taken beloved Mother. Her health had been failing for five years. It has been three years since Mother attended church services. She had been seriously ill since April 15 and suffered intensely. The cause of her suffering was a tumorous spleen. Though her pains and suffering were great, she endured it with Christian patience, always asking God for help and grace to bear it. Often through the many long sleepless nights she prayed and sang praises to God whom she loved and served so faithfully through her life. She was baptized and united with the Mennonite church in October, 1877. She remained faithful and loved the church of her choice. Her greatest desire was to win souls for Christ. She was married to Amos P. Troyer Jan. 1, 1878. They lived their wedded life together for 56 years. They were the happy parents of 11 children. One daughter, Mary Ella, preceded her in death. She leaves her beloved husband, 3 sons and 7 daughters to mourn her departure: Mrs. Elizabeth Hostetler, Mrs., Grace Berkey, Mrs. Ida Fisher, Mrs. Alice Yoder, Mrs. Emma Kenegy, of Hubbard; Mrs. Kate Lais of Molalla, Oreg.; Mrs. Nora Philips of Redmond, Oreg.; Ernest J. of Hoquiam, Wash.; Jess S. and Daniel D. of Hubbard; also 18 great-grandchildren, 1 brother - Levi Yoder of Canby, Oreg., and 3 sisters - Sarah A. Yoder of Portland, Mrs. Mellie Hartzler of Missouri, and Mrs. Ella Miller of Idaho, besides a host of relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Zion Church on July 29, conducted by Bro. N. A. Lind of Albany, Oreg. (Text, I Tim. 2:11), assisted by Fred Gingerich. Burial in the Zion Cemetery.
Mother's gone from earth to live in heaven,
Ever free from care and pain,
But may God heal our hearts all broken,
And we'll strive to meet again.
Steiner. - Lydia (Moser) Steiner, daughter of John P. and Elizabeth Moser, was born Jan. 31, 1872, near Dalton, Ohio; died from complications, after being bedfast for five months, suffering much pain at times, but she bore her pain patiently and was reconciled to the call of a kind heavenly Father at the age of 62 y. 6 m. 5 d. On Dec. 30, 1890, she was united in marriage to Samuel J. Steiner and for over 43 years they shared their joys and sorrows together. She was loyal and faithful to the home and in all her duties, doing her part well in caring for her husband who has been bedfast for the past 19 years. Many of the readers of this obituary will remember him as a "shut-in" but one who daily testifies to the goodness of God, and so faithfully reconciles himself to his trying circumstances. There were born to this union 12 children, two of whom preceded her in death, namely, Olive and Menno, both dying in infancy. The ten surviving children are: Harvey S., Mrs. Elmer J. Amstutz, Frank, Albert, Reuben, Dennis, Mrs. Moses Martin, all of near Dalton; Mrs. Allen L. Amstutz of Smithville, Ohio; and Esther and Verna at home. She also leaves 27 grandchildren, 1 brother (Peter Moser), and 2 sisters (Mrs. Peter Geiger and Mrs. Aaron Geiger of Bluffton, Ohio). One brother and sister preceded her in death. She united with the Sonnenberg Mennonite church April 19, 1889, at the age of 17 years, and remained faithful until summoned by death. Sister Steiner will be missed because of her fine Christian spirit and sacrificing labors in the church, home, and community. Funeral services were held Aug. 8, 1934 at the home, for the benefit of husband and father, and later in the church, where over 800 people met to pay their tribute and respect to the one who departed. Services were in charge of Brethren A. J. Steiner and 0. N. Johns, assisted by J. Neuenschwander, J. Moser, S. Mumaw, I. W. Royer, and I. J. Buchwalter. Text used at the home, Mark 14:8, and at the church, I Sam. 1:27,28. Subject - Motherliness. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.
Beautiful lest for the weary,
Well deserved rest for the true;
When our life's journey is ended,
We shall again be with you.
Transcribed by Carl Metzler, Indiana