Sauder.-Michael, son of the late Martin and Barbara (Nolt) Sauder, was born July 13, 1887; died May 5, 1934; aged 46 y. 9 m. 22 d. He was united with the Church in his early years, and was a faithful member until death. He was married to Anna Brackbill in 1910. To this union were born 8 children (Alice, Aaron, John B., Ella, Naomi, Laura, Amos, and Luke), all at home. Father is gone but not forgotten. Funeral services were held May 8 from his home. Further services were held at the New Holland, Pa., Mennonite Church. Burial in the New Holland Cemetery. He chose his own funeral text-Psa. 103:15. Bro. John Sauder, John W. Weaver, Eli Sauder, and Noah Sauder had charge of the services. In his last moments he said, "I have perfect peace."
"Friends may think we have forgotten,
When at times they see us smile;
But they little know the heartache
That lies within all the while."
By the Family.
Millard.-Vera Mae, daughter of Thomas E. and Bertha (Sweigart) Millard, died at her home near Loags Corner, Pa., on May 28, 1934; aged 8 m. 5 d. Her death was due to complications of a short duration. She is survived by her sorrowing parents, a twin sister (Verna Fay) and a brother (Eugene). Little Vera was a very loveable child and was dear to all who came in contact with her. She will be sadly missed by us all, but we know that "The Lord has given and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord." Brief services were held at the home on May 30, followed by services at the Fairview Presbyterian Church near Glen Moore, in charge of Bro. Frank Martin and --Bookar. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
"Our darling Vera, 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."
By An Aunt.
Smoker.-Rebecca B., daughter of David L. and
Rebecca (Beiler) Smoker of Parkesburg, Pa., died May 6, 1934;
aged 1 y. 8 m. 17 d. She had measles, following an attack of pneumonia.
She was ill six days. She brought much sunshine and happiness
to the home, being of a loving and cheerful disposition. Her little
words will never be forgotten. Her presence in the family circle
will be greatly missed. Her life was only a bud here, which will
bloom forever in heaven. She leaves her father, mother, 2 brothers
(Samuel and Levi), 2 sisters (Martha and Sarah), 1 step-sister
(Amanda), and 3 grandparents. Her Grandfather Beiler preceded
her in death nearly a year ago. A number of uncles, aunts, cousins,
and many friends who learned to know her during her short life
here will also miss her. Funeral services were held at the home,
May 7, conducted by Bros. Isaac G. Kennel in German, and Amos
B. Stoltzfus in English. She was laid to rest in the Gordonville
"No one heard the footsteps
Of the angel drawing near,
Who took from earth to heaven
The one we loved so dear."
By her parents.
Erb.-Katherine (Roth) Erb, wife of Pre. Daniel Erb, was born July 4, 1854 in Oxford Co., Canada; peacefully fell asleep May 14, 1934, at the home of her youngest daughter near Albany, Oreg.; aged 79 y. 10 m. 10 d. Mother had not known good health for the last ten years, and often expressed a desire to be called to her heavenly home. To this union were born 2 sons and 4 daughters. The 2 sons and 1 daughter preceded her in death. She leaves her husband and 3 daughters-Katie Heyerly, Mary Gerig of near Albany, Oreg.; and Lydia Nofziger of near Lebanon, Oreg., also 2 brothers-John Roth of Noble, Ia., and Daniel Roth of near Albany, Oreg., 2 grandchildren, and 9 great-grandchildren. She was a faithful member of the Amish Mennonite Church from her youth, always willing to help others who were in need. Brief services were held at the place of her death on May 15, followed by services at the Fairview Mennonite Church, conducted by the Bishops C. R. Gerig and A. P. Troyer. Interment in the Knox Butte Cemetery, near the side of her mother.
"Her place is empty, all is still;
Her place is vacant, it was God's will;
So long she waited for her rest;
Our blessed Lord knew what was best."
Zehr.-Peter S., second son of Peter and Bena (Schlegel) Zehr, was born Dec. 15, 1865, in Oxford Co., Ont.; died May 19, 1934; aged 68 y. 5 m. 4 d. In early youth he accepted Christ as his personal Savior and was received into church fellowship, in which faith he remained until the end. On Dec. 15, 1891, he was joined in holy wedlock to Catherine, daughter of the late Bishop Jacob M. Bender. This union was blessed with 3 daughters and 6 sons. One daughter preceded him 9 years ago. In May, 1919, he was called to the office of deacon in the East Zorra congregation, which duty he faithfully fulfilled as long as health permitted. In December, 1933, he was ordained to the ministry. Since his ordination he preached three sermons, although he had proclaimed the Gospel message many times during his ministry as deacon. Six years ago he was stricken with pneumonia. During these years there were periods when he was confined to his bed, and then again was able to attend church services and do quite a bit of visiting. About two years and eight months ago he practically lost the use of his legs to walk, so that he was carried in a wheel chair into the church and to where he visited. While walking about with crutches in his home, on March 3, 1934, he fell and broke his left leg above the knee and was confined to his bed until his death. He lived a happy married life for 42 y. 5 m. 4 d., having spent his entire life on the family homestead. He leaves his loving companion, who shared with him the joys and tribulations of life, and who so faithfully ministered to his needs during his prolonged illness; also 6 sons and 2 daughters-Jacob and Mahlon at home; Daniel and David of East Zorra; John of South Easthope; Enos of Blandford; Violet (wife of Ezra Schlegel) at home; and Mary (wife of Dan Wagler) of South Easthope; 30 grandchildren, 1 brother, and 4 sisters. Funeral services were held from the family residence on May 22, Bro. Menno Kipfer conducting the services at the house, reading Eccl. 12, and at the East Zorra A. M. Church by Brethren Chris Stultz and Dan. S. Iutzi. Texts, 11 Cor. 5:20, 21; Isa. 12; Heb. 12:1-3. An unusually large number of friends from far and near gathered to pay their last tribute of respect to the loved one. Burial in cemetery adjoining the church.
Transcribed by Carolyn Hunnicutt, Indiana
Myers.-John H. Myers was born at Pifersville, Pa., seventy-nine years ago. For a number of years he farmed. Then he was steward of the Bucks County Home a number of years. Later he went to Philadelphia where he was in the wholesale commission business. He died after a lengthy illness. His wife, Mary (nee Gross), survives; also 2 sons and 2 daughters, all living in Philadelphia. The funeral was held May 22 at the Deep Run Church. Burial in the cemetery near by, where his ancestors are buried. Services were in charge of Jacob Rush, Enos Wismer, and Wilson Overholt.
Gayman.-Joseph Gayman, a native of Bucks Co., Pa., and a son of Christian Gayman, died Saturday, May 19, 1934, at the Souderton, Pa., Mennonite Home, where he was a guest a number of years. He was a sufferer of dropsy for some time. He was a gifted musician, taught music, and conducted a music store a number of years. He was never married. He is survived by a brother and sister, both living in California. He was a member of the Mennonite Church for a number of years. Funeral services were held at Deep Run Church in charge of Wilson Moyer, Jacob Rush, and A. O. Histand.
Dunn.-Emma Jewell, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Willie Dunn, was born Aug. 5, 1922, died at her home May 16, 1934; aged 11 y. 9 m. 10 d. She was of a pleasant disposition and will be missed. She leaves father, mother, 1 brother (William Newton), grandmother (Emma Dunn); aunts (Mrs. Roy Shockley of St. Louis, Mrs. Chas. McKinley of Gravois Mills, Mo.), uncles (Sam James of Kansas City, Mo., John James of Tipton, Mo.), many cousins and friends. Funeral service was conducted at the Holst graveyard by J. R. Shank. Text, Jas. 4:14.
Peachey.-After a brief illness of a complication of diseases Israel B., son of Mr. and Mrs. Yonie Peachey, Belleville, Pa., died at the home of his parents, May 23, 1934; aged 3 y. 4 d. Funeral held May 25. Interment in Locust Grove Cemetery. S. W. Peachey and John B. Peachey officiating. He leaves his parents, 1 sister (Fannie), 3 grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Peachey and Mrs. Emma Bawel), 2 great-grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. John P. Zook), several uncles and aunts, and a host of distant relatives. One brother preceded him in death about 4 years ago.
"Beneath the rosy tinted west,
My blessed Lord shall say, 'Well done'
And I shall enter into rest."
Schlabach.-Frances Christner was born Apr. 23, 1856; died at the home of her daughter (Mrs. Noah Miller) near Goshen, Ind., May 24, 1934; aged 78 y. 1 m. 1 d. In her young years she united with the Amish Mennonite Church and continued in this faith to the end. On June 15, 1881, she was united in marriage with Simeon Schlabach. To this union were born 2 sons and 3 daughters. One son preceded her in death. She leaves 1 son, 3 daughters, 3 brothers, 10 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, and a host of relatives and friends-not to mourn her departure but to rejoice that her suffering is ended and believe that her soul is at rest. Funeral services at the home by Samuel Hostetler and Nathaniel Miller in German and D. J. Johns in English.
Yount.-B. F. Yount was born in Polk Co.,
Mo., June 9, 1861; died May 13, 1934; aged 72 y. 11 m. 4 d. He
was married to Eda Jane Dillon Nov. 8, 1884. To this union were
born 4 girls and 3 boys in the following order of age: William
Jacob (deceased), Aaron Francis, James K. Polk, Martha Elizabeth
(deceased), Mary Ann Drennon, Silas Irvin, Bennie Lenora Drennon.
The following also survive him: Eda Yount, his wife, 3 full brothers
and 4 half-brothers and 3 half-sisters, and 25 grandchildren.
In 1928 he made a profession of faith in Christ and united with
the Mennonite Church. He has been in failing health for several
years and could not always recognize his friends, but we found
always a response to worship when it was conducted in his presence.
Funeral services at the Mossy Schoolhouse, conducted by the writer.
Text, Psa. 103:15-18.
J. R. Shank.
Apple.-Ella B., daughter of Benjamin and Martha (Graybill) Apple, was born in Snyder Co., Pa., Sept. 10, 1860; died May 18, 1934, at the home of her sister, after an illness of six months with a heart condition; aged 73 y. 8 m. 8 d. She was bedfast for only two weeks. She had a kind and loving disposition and was a woman of high character and was devoted to her home and relatives. She is survived by one brother (Benjamin Apple of Sunbury), and one sister (Mrs. Annie Moyer) with whom she resided. One sister (Mrs. Jane Grimm) preceded her in death. In early life she became a member of the Mennonite Church at Richfield, Pa., and remained faithful thereto until death. Funeral services were held May 21, from the home of her sister. Bro. W. W. Graybill and -- King conducted the services. Burial was made in the Fairview Cemetery at Freeburg.
Horst.-Leah, wife of Mathias Horst, was born Nov. 26, 1854, near Alleghenyville, Pa.; died June 1, 1934, at her home in Bowmansville, Pa.; aged 79 y. 6 m. 5 d. She was twice married. Her first husband was Pre. Henry G. Good of Bowmansville, who died 18 years ago. Her last husband, Mathias Horst, survives her; also 3 children (Samuel Good, of Lititz, Pa., Harry good of Union City, Ind., and Mrs. Frank Gehman of Bowmansville). She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for many years. Services were held June 4 at the Bowmansville Mennonite Church by Bros. Moses Gehman, George Horning, and Isaac Geigley. Text, 11 Tim. 4:7. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
"Dearest mother, thou hast left us,
Here thy loss we deeply feel;
But 'tis God who hath bereft us,
He can all our sorrows heal."
Myers.-Melvin, son of Melvin and Marie Myers, died May 18, 1934; aged 10 m. 1 d. Though his stay on earth was short, Junior, as he was called, by his loving disposition cheered many a lonely heart. He leaves father, mother, three brothers (Wayne, Ward, and Howard), and two sisters (Mary Marie and Carolyn). One sister (Esther Pauline) preceded him to the heavenly home. He also leaves two grandmothers, two grandfathers, and a host of friends who will miss his happy smile; yet we know that our loss is Heaven's gain.
"Sweet as a tiny rosebud'
Kissed by the morning dew,
Our darling has gone to heaven,
Where he went for me and you."
Funeral services were held at Bennetts Switch, Ind., M. E. church in charge of Sherman Kendall and Joseph Horner. Burial in Galveston Cemetery.
Moore.-James R. Moore was born June 4, 1861; died at his home in Coatesville, Pa., May 12, 1934; aged 72 y. 11 m. 8 d. He is survived by his wife, 4 sons and 3 daughters, 1 brother, 17 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, 4 step-children and 16 step-grandchildren. He was a faithful member of the Coatesville Mennonite Mission. He will be sadly missed in the home and in the Church. He suffered, but bore it all patiently, and always enjoyed to have the Word read to him as he was unable to read it for himself. He was also very fond of singing. Funeral services were conducted May 16 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Minnie McLaughlin, in charge of John M. Stoltzfus and at the Mennonite Mission by Amos B. Stoltzfus and John A. Kennel. Interment at Fairview Cemetery.
"Just a line of sweet remembrance,
Just a memory fond and true,
Just a token of love devotion,
That our hearts still long for you."
Wenger.-Alice M., daughter of Abraham and Mary (Klimer) Holdeman, was born in Elkhart Co., Ind., Aug. 18, 1866. She was married to Abraham E. Wenger April 4, 1885. To this union 3 children were born: Mrs. Chloe Moore, George D. (deceased), and Herman. Her married life was spent in Baugo Twp., and after the decease of her husband, April 3, 1916, her time was spent doing practical nursing in her home and surrounding community. She accepted Christ as her personal Savior and united with the Mennonite Church at Olive in 1917 in which faith she died. After an illness of a number of months she peacefully passed away May 11, 1934. She leaves her daughter, son, 3 grandsons, 1 granddaughter, 1 brother (Abner Holdeman), and 2 sisters (Mrs. Dan Wenger and Mrs. Irvin Long). One granddaughter (Lois Moore) preceded her in death. She also leaves a host of other relatives and friends. Within the last year 2 sisters (Mrs. Frank Girl and Mrs. Del Cook) passed into the great beyond, thus making three in the one family who have gone on. Funeral services were conducted at the Olive Church by C. A. Shank, -- Weaver, and D. A. Yoder.
Cressman.-Wallace, son of Amandus and the late Elizabeth (Hoff) Cressman, was born in Telford, Pa., Aug. 23, 1881; he met with a fatal accident in Souderton, Pa., May 21, 1934; aged 52 y. 8 m. 28 d. He was united in marriage to Anna Moyer, March 7, 1903. Together they accepted the Mennonite faith in 1917. To this union were born 4 sons and 2 daughters. An infant son and a young daughter preceded him in death, leaving 3 sons, 1 daughter, and 10 grandchildren to survive with the sorrowing companion, aged father, and 1 brother. Funeral services were conducted May 24 at the home by Bro. Abram Derstine; at the Franconia Meeting House by Bros. Menno Souder and Abram Clemmer. Prov. 27:1 was a timely text, since he with three other L. W. D. employees were returning by auto from a day's work and only a short distance from home the electric street car caught the rear of the auto, throwing the occupants out. Bro. Cressman was hurled the farthest and met instant death; another lived but three hours. The chauffer and his companion in front escaped with bruises. The public was allowed to view his bruised body on the evening of the 23rd, almost constantly for three hours. It was a shock to the community as well as to the family and close friends.
Lengel.-Mary Ann (Hunsberger) Lengel, widow of Samuel R. Lengel, was born near Blooming Glen, Pa., Mar. 20, 1857; died in the home of her son at Fricks, Pa., which was also the home where she reared her family, having come here forty-eight years ago. Having neuritis for twenty years, she was often unable to attend her church (Mennonite), of which she was a member from youth. Her strong desire was to be there, and assisted by her grandson (Samuel Lengel), she worshipped at Line Lexington, P., on Sunday morning, May 27, 1934. Being tired and chilly upon her return home, she was assisted to bed and left to rest, until she called. As her attendants entered the room, she expired; aged 77 y. 2 m. 7 d. She was married to Samuel R. Lengel in March, 1880. To this union were born 3 sons and 1 daughter, 1 son having died in infancy. The husband preceded her 13 years ago. She was the last of a family of five. Her interests rested on the surviving three children and ten grandchildren, several aged cousins and other friends. Funeral services were held May 31 at the Line Lexington Church, conducted by the home ministers, Bro. Aaron Fred and Arthur Ruth. Interment in Hilltown Cemetery, beside her departed husband.
Eash.-Jacob, the last surviving member of the 13 children of Jacob and Christena (Yoder) Eash, was born in Holmes Co., Ohio, Feb. 20, 1849; died May 29, 1934, at the home of his son Charles, Elkhart, Ind.; aged 85 y. 3 m. 9 d. When Jacob was 13 years old the father and family moved to LaGrange Co., Ind. In 1872 he was married to Christena Keyser, who preceded him in death five years ago. To this union there were born 19 children, of which 12 still survive (Charles, Jess, and Perry, Elkhart; Henry, Cleveland, O.; Mrs. Anna Baker, Coldwater, Mich.; Mrs. Lucy Poyser, White Pigeon, Mich.; John and Mrs. Glada Buckley, Rutland, Vt.; Mrs. Sarah Friesner, deceased). Aside from his children, he is also survived by 32 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren besides many other relatives and friends. Bro. Eash had been a member of the Mennonite church for many years. He suffered much from that dread disease, cancer, but was confined to his bed only three weeks, and passed away so easily and quietly that, had not he been well cared for, he would have passed away unnoticed. When asked whether he was ready to depart this life, he said, "If that is the will of the Lord." Funeral services at the Prairie St. Mennonite Church, Elkhart, Ind., conducted by Jacob K. Bixler and J. S. Hartzler. Text, 11 Cor. 5:1. Burial in Prairie Street Cemetery.
Transcriber's note: 12 children are mentioned as still living, there are only nine named.
King.-Elizabeth M. King died at the home of her daughter (Mrs. Daniel E. Yoder), near Belleville, Pa., May 23, 1934, after a lingering illness of approximately ten weeks; aged 82 y. 3 m. 1 d. Before marriage she was Elizabeth Zook, daughter of Jacob and Mattie (Fultz) Zook, and was born in Lawrence Co., Pa., Feb. 22, 1852. On Nov. 30, 1876, she was married to Samuel S. King. He preceded her in death Nov. 4, 1907. After her marriage she lived in Lawrence Co., until 1906, when they moved to Belleville. After coming to Belleville she united with the Locust Grove Church and she was a faithful member until death. Surviving her are 3 daughters and 4 sons: Mrs. S. K. (Emma) Byler and Mrs. B. F. (Margaret) Moose of Lawrence Co., Pa.; Mrs. Daniel E. (Phoebe) Yoder, Rufus S. King, E. S. King, Jacob S. King, and Abraham King of Belleville. Two daughters (Mrs. Elizabeth Esh and Mrs. Mattie Zook) preceded her in death. She has one sister living (Mrs. Katie Kauffman of Volant, Pa.). Services were held May 26 at the house and at the Locust Grove Church. Sam T. Yoder officiated at the house and Jonas D. Yoder at the Church. Interment was made in the cemetery near the church.
"Mother, now thy place is empty,
And you now we see no more,
But we hope some day to meet you,
Over on the other shore."
Children and Grandchildren.
Hooley.-Menno Simon Hooley was born in Mahoning Co., Ohio, Sept. 24, 1857; died at Salem, Oreg., May 18, 1934; aged 76 y. 7 m. 24 d. Surviving are his widow, 2 sons (Melvin and Alvin of Hubbard, Oreg.), 5 daughters (Adella and Ada Headings, and Nellie Miller of Hubbard, Oreg.; Lavina Fisher of Gap, Pa; and Iva Nussbaum of Goshen, Ind.). One daughter (Anna Leona Headings) and 1 son (Edwin) preceded their father into the great beyond. He is also survived by 46 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, 1 brother, 2 sisters, 1 half-sister, and 1 half-brother. In his boyhood Father's parents moved to St. Joe Co., Mich. He accepted Christ as his Savior in his youth and united with the Mennonite Church. On Dec. 17, 1879, he was united in matrimony to Fannie Hostetler of Elkhart, Ind., later moving with his family to Missouri and still later to Oregon. In the years of his health Father was a hard working farmer. At the age of 46 he took seriously sick with the measles, which followed by a long illness of dysentery. During this weakened physical condition his life became unsettled. We as his family cherish the memory of having had a large and kind-hearted father, who always had a ready helping hand for every one. A few years ago Father referred to the stormy voyage of his life and said he was glad it was so near over. Later he also said he was not concerned when he would go, but was ready any time. He soon had another stroke, after which he was never able to talk, although he lingered for 2 _ years longer. The last 4 years of his life were spent a helpless invalid. Funeral services were held at the Zion Church near Hubbard, Oreg., conducted by A. P. Troyer and E. Z. Yoder. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
Transcribed by Carolyn Hunnicutt, Indiana
Falb.-Irvin, infant son of Albert and Edna Falb, was born in Wayne Co., O., Feb. 21, 1934; died June 5, 1934. Surviving are his sorrowing parents, 2 grandfathers, 1 grandmother, and 1 great-grandmother, besides many other relatives. The funeral was held at the Sonnenberg Church on June 7, in charge of Bro. Louis Amstutz. His stay was short, but long enough to endear himself in the home. He will be greatly missed but we will humbly bow to His will and say, "Thy will be done."
"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."
Wismer.-Earlus Carl, infant son of Bro. and Sister Jeremiah Wismer, died May 16, 1934; aged 14 days. He leaves his deeply bereaved parents, grandparents, and relatives. The funeral was held at the home of Bro. and Sister Orphen Wismer, he being the first to answer the death summons from on high in Bro. Wismer's family. Funeral services were also held at the Shantz Church by Bro. M. Hallman. Text, Mal. 3:17-"They shall be mine, saith the Lord of hosts in that day when I make up my jewels." Interment in the adjoining cemetery. "Budded on earth to bloom in heaven." "Suffer the children to come unto me, for such is the kingdom of heaven."
Lehman.-David Kendig, infant son of Chester K. and Myra S. Lehman, was born May 27, 1934 and died at Rockingham Memorial Hospital two days later. His stay here was brief and full of suffering. We longed to keep him with us, but we rejoice that in faith we can look beyond our present disappointment and know that he is in the hands of One who doeth all things well. Brief services were conducted at the home on May 30 by Bro. H. B. Keener and concluded at the grave in the Weaver's Cemetery, where baby David lies at rest.
"One by one the Father gathers
Choicest flowers, rich and rare,
And transplants them in His garden,
They will bloom forever there."
Farey.-Charles Farey was born near Canton, Ohio, May 20, 1866; died May 5, 1934; aged 67 y. 11 m. 15 d. He had resided on the same farm for 56 years. Death was caused by a complication of diseases. He was married to Anna Kandel. To this union were born 3 sons and 4 daughters. He leaves his widow, 3 daughters (Mrs. E. A. Snyder and Mrs. E. G. Fryfogle of Canton, O., and Mrs. A. C. Withycombe of Cleveland, O.), 2 sons (Amos, of the home and Dan of Canton, O.), 1 brother (Ed V. Farey of the home), and 14 grandchildren. Tw0 of the children preceded him in death. He was baptized and had been a member of the Mennonite Church in his earlier years. Funeral services were held in the Beech Mennonite Church, in charge of O. N. Johns. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
Flowers.-Isaiah, son of James and Elizabeth Flowers, was born in Champaign, Co., Ohio, Oct. 8, 1843; died May 1, 1923; aged 90 y. 6 m. 23 d. He came to Indiana in 1861, and was married to Sarah M. Best Jan. 14, 1869. To this union were born 8 children, his wife and 4 children preceding him in death. He leaves 4 children (Mrs. Wm. Feldman, Mrs. Levi Seniff, and Mrs. Lewis Bleile of Nappanee, Ind.; and W. L. Flowers of Walkerton, Ind.), also 13 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and a host of friends and relatives. He was a member of the Evangelical Church for many years. In his sickness and suffering he was very patient and hopeful for the better life. Funeral services were held on May 3 at the Evangelical Church in Nappanee, Ind., conducted by Homer F. North. Burial in the Union Center Cemetery.
Buckwalter.-Milton, son of the late Jonas and Lydia (Landis) Buckwalter, was born June 14, 1859; died at his home in Lancaster, Pa., April 30, 1934; aged 74 y. 10 m. 16 d. He was united in marriage to Annie Mowrer who preceded him in death April 1, 1928. Also 2 sons preceded him in death. He was a member of Mellinger's Mennonite Church for many years. His place during church services was seldom vacant until the past six months, when his health did not permit him to attend. He is survived by a daughter and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held May 3 in the home and at Mellinger's church, conducted by Bros. Elmer G. Martin and David L. Landis. Text, Phil. 1:21. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
"Dear father, you are not forgotten,
Though on earth you are no more,
Still in memory you are with us,
As you always were before."
Miller.-Orville, son of the late John P. and Lovina Katherine (Colbflesh) Miller, Grantsville, Md., was born June 30, 1905, died May 26, 1934; aged 28 y. 10 m. 26 d. He was taken to the Memorial Hospital, Cumberland, Md., for an operation for appendicitis on May 20 and died nearly a week later. "Thou shalt be missed, for thy seat will be empty." will especially apply in the garage where he was working, on the local school bus which he was driving, and in the home. He had united with the Mennonite Church at Casselman in his early years, but at the present time was not an active member. He is survived by his widower mother, 3 sisters and 3 brothers (Elmer, Edith, Hazel at home; Nevin at Grantsville, Md.; Peter at Oakland, Md.; and Ethel (Mrs. Vernon Kinsinger) near Wellman, Iowa). His father preceded him in death nearly 20 years ago. Funeral services were held at the Springs, Pa., Mennonite Church in charge of M. B. Miller assisted by C. M. Helmick of Pinto, Md. Texts, Jas. 4:14; John 16:5.
Horst.-Mary (Martin) Horst, wife of David B. Horst, was born Dec. 31, 1875; died May 2, 1934; aged 58 y. 4 m. 2 d. She was baptized forty years ago. She was united in marriage March 15, 1898 with David B. Horst who survives her. On Jan. 18, 1899, they moved to Brutus, Mich., living there 18 years. This union was blessed with a family of five boys. Later they moved back to Waterloo Co., Ont., and had their home with our youngest son, Samuel M. Horst, where mother took sick in October with dropsy and a weak heart. She was ill for six months, but was in a wheelchair for a short time every few days. On May 2, she was wheeled out on the veranda to get some sunshine. She passed peacefully away without a word. She leaves a sorrowing husband and 5 boys: John M. Horst of Elmira, Ont.; Isaac of St. Jacobs, Ont.; Levi of Columbiana, Ohio; Samuel of Hawkesville, Ont.; and Henry M. Horst of St. Jacobs., Ont., also 9 grandchildren. She was laid to rest May 5 in Conestoga River Mennonite Cemetery, with services at the church.
Lehman.-Daniel B. Lehman of Chambersburg, Pa., was born Oct. 17, 1885; died May 24, 1934; aged 48 y. 7 m. 7 d. He lived his entire life in the vicinity of Chambersburg, and was engaged in farming. He united with the Mennonite Church and was always interested in the work of the Sunday school. He was superintendent of the Sunday school for 12 years. He had been in ill health since December, but his death came unexpectedly. He is survived by his wife (Mary A. Lehman) and the following children: Grace H., Martha H., Marian H., Clyde H., and Janet H., all at home also his mother, 2 brothers, and 3 sisters, with many relatives and friends. His father preceded him in death four weeks. Funeral services were held May 26 at the Chambersburg Mennonite Church. Bros. Walter Lehman and Harvey Shank had charge of the services. Texts, Jer. 15:9; Psa. 31:15.
"No one heard the footsteps
Of the angel drawing near,
That removed from earth to heaven,
Our father we loved so dear."
By the Family.
Kerler.-Michael Kerler was born Feb. 4, 1851, in the city of Inglestadt, Germany; died at his home in Beemer, Nebraska, June 4, 1934; aged 83 y. 4 m. While still a young man he left his native land for America, coming to Tiskilwa, Ill., at which place he was married to Caroline Zimylin, in 1891, who preceded him in death June 9, 1921. To this union were born 6 children, 2 daughters having died in early childhood. There remain 2 daughters and 2 sons, as follows: Phebe (wife of Joe Birky), Lizzie (wife of D. E. Wittrig), John and Julius, all of this community; also 9 grandchildren, 1 brother, 1 sister, and many other relatives and friends. Bro. Kerler was converted and baptized into the faith of his parents, while yet in his native land. Upon coming to America, he united with the Mennonite Church in 1890, in which faith he lived and died, having the privilege of seeing all his children accept the same faith. Bro. Kerler frequently expressed his desire and readiness to depart from this life and to be with God, which gives us the confidence that he was prepared, and is now enjoying the reward of the faith. Funeral services were held June 6, conducted by P. O. Oswald and D. Z. Birky. Interment in the Beemer Cemetery.
Groff.-David B., son of the late David and Elizabeth (Buckwalter) Groff, was born near Bird-in-Hand, Pa., Sept. 9, 1849; died at his home in Lancaster, Pa., May 22, 1934; aged 84 y. 8 m. 13 d. On Dec. 9, 1875, he was united in marriage to Fannie H. Kauffman who preceded him in death 18 years ago. He is survived by these children; Amos K. of Leola; Emma K. (wife of Wm. H. Good), Spring City; Elmer K. of near Witmer; Willis K. of West Willow; and Lizzie and Naomi K. at home; also 24 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. He was the last of a family of 10 children, and was a member of Mellinger's Mennonite Church for many years. When 21 years of age he had typhoid fever, but the rest of his many, many years he enjoyed very good health, until 3 months ago when he had an attack at his heart, from which he peacefully fell asleep. Funeral services were conducted May 26 at Mellinger's Mennonite Church by Elmer Martin and David L. Landis. Text, Psa. 73:23, 24. Burial in adjoining cemetery.
"We miss thee, loving father;
We miss thee from our home;
But because we saw thee suffering,
We're glad Christ called thee home."
Huber.-Landis, son of the late Benjamin and Sarah Huber, was born Oct. 8, 1877; died at his home near Lititz, May 11, 1934, after an illness of several months of heart trouble; aged 56 y, 7 m, 3 d, He was at the hospital for treatment for about a week and returned home a few days before his death. He was married to Ellen Brubaker who survives him, and the following children: Ira of Lititz; Lizzie (wife of Benj. Kreider) of Lititz; Elva (wife of Luke Wenger) of Ephrata; Willis of Brunnerville; Ada, Elmer, and Landis at home. One son and one daughter preceded him in death; having died in infancy. Eight grandchildren and one sister (Mrs. Roscoe Schweitzer) also survive. He was a member of the Mennonite Church for 30 years, and served as deacon in the Hammer Creek district for 10 years. His funeral was held May 16, at the Hammer Creek Church, north of Lititz. Services were conducted by Bro. John Bucher and Bro. Noah Hurst at the home, and by Bros. Amos Horst, Noah Landis, and John S. Hess at the church. Text, 11 Tim. 4:6-8; Rev. 22:14.
"Friends may think we have forgotten,
When at times they see us smile;
But they little know the heartache
That lies within all the while."
By the Family.
Hoover.-Susannah, daughter of Joseph and Mary Rohrer, was born in Stark Co., O., May 25, 1839; died at the home of her son (Samuel R. Hoover) in Wakarusa, Ind., May 5, 1934; aged 94 y. 11 m. 10 d. At the age of 12 she moved with her parents in a covered wagon to Elkhart Co., Ind., and settled on the Rohrer homestead near Southwest. In 1857 she was united in marriage with David L. Hoover, who preceded her in death 21 years ago. To this union were born 6 children, 3 of whom died in infancy. One son (Noah R,) died 30 years ago at the age of 31. One daughter (Mrs. Mary Blough) died 15 years ago at the age of 62. One son (Samuel R.) the only surviving member of the family, resides in Wakarusa. There are also 11 grandchildren, and 24 great-grandchildren. Mother Hoover was the last of 9 children to answer the summons of death, and her husband was the last of 12 children when he passed away 21 years ago last November. In early life she united with the Mennonite Church and later became a follower of the Pentecostal faith. In her declining years she was in moderate health, until last August when she suffered a stroke from which she never fully recovered. Funeral services were held May 7 at the home, followed by further services at the Yellow Creek Mennonite Church, by Charles Wright assisted by Jonas Loucks.
Derstein.-Katie, wife of Harvey H. Derstein of Souderton, Pa., died suddenly at the Grand View Hospital, Sellersville, Pa., June 2; aged 50 y. 3 m. 13 d. Her death came unexpected as she was eating her supper at the hospital where she had undergone an operation more than two weeks previous. She had been improving steadily throughout the last week, but acute dilation of the heart caused her sudden death. She was a daughter of the late Ephraim and Hannah (Clemmens) Freed, being a native of Franconia Tp., Pa. Besides her husband, she is survived by 6 daughters: Hannah (wife of Howard Freed), Blanche (wife of Granville Moyer), and Mamie (wife of Garret Nice), all residing near Souderton; Irene, Katie, and Naomi at home. Also 6 grandchildren survive, in addition to a brother (Harvey C. Freed) of near Souderton. Funeral services were held from her late home, June 7, with further services and interment at the Souderton Mennonite Cemetery, of which congregation she was a member. Services were conducted by Bros. Jacob Moyer, Elmer Moyer, Wilson Moyer, and Arthur Ruth. Text (chosen by the family), Phil. 1:21-26.
"He knows the real Golden Seasons;
He knows when it is well for us;
So He finds us true and sincere,
Not false or seemly virtues;
He comes before we are aware,
And makes us glad with Heavenly fare."
Leaman.-Elmer D. Leaman was born Oct. 1, 1878; died at his home in Ronks, Pa., May 20, 1934; aged 55 y. 7 m. 19 d. He was a member of the Paradise Mennonite Church, and was a Sunday school teacher for many years. He was of a quiet disposition. He leaves a loving companion (Nettie A. Hershey), and these children: Elva (wife of B. C. Spence), Reba (wife of Abram G. Herr), and Irvin at home. A daughter (Mary) and a son (Hershey) preceded him in death. Also surviving are 7 grandchildren, 2 sisters, and many other relatives and friends. Father had not been well for the last few years, and on Aug. 8, 1933, he suffered a stroke, and was well enough to be around and attend Sunday school and church services again, until May 20 when he had a second stroke, from which he never regained consciousness. After the first stroke, he was able to be around, and was very patient, looking forward to getting still stronger, but God saw fit to afflict him again and he fell asleep, never to wake again in this world. We believe he is sweetly resting in that home above. Oh, how we miss him! We cannot understand, but humbly we submit to Him who doeth all things well. Funeral services were held May 23 at the home, by Jacob Mellinger, and at the Paradise Mennonite Church, by Ira Hershey and Abram Martin. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
Pletcher.-Joseph J. Pletcher, eighth member of a family of eleven children, was born in Whitley Co., Ind., Jan. 8, 1853; died May 29, 1934, aged 81 y. 4 m. 21 d. While in his youth he with his parents moved to Elkhart Co., Ind. There he grew to manhood and during this time he accepted Christ as his Savior and united with the Mennonite Church to which he was always a loyal member. While in middle life he traveled much in the central and western part of the United States, which helped to give him a wide and varied experience. He with his wife and son moved to Oscoda Co., Mich., in the summer of 1904 and bought an unimproved piece of land from which through hard work and pioneering they developed their present home. He always took much interest in the welfare and development of the community. When the township in which he lived was organized he named it Clinton. Those who survive him are his wife (Nora) and 3 children (Mrs. Charles Schrock of Elkhart, Ind., Frank of Fairview, Mich., and Roxie at home). He also leaves 2 brothers (Abraham of Goshen, and Samuel of Lowell, Ind.), 1 sister (Mary Kauffman of New Carlisle, Ind.), 5 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the home and at the Fairview Church. Text, Psa. 23:6, latter clause. Bro. Menno Esch officiated, assisted by Bro. Frank Mitchell. Interment was at the Fairview Cemetery.
"Gone! But you have left us only
For a better world above;
There to wait our coming over,
Resting safely in God's love."
Hertzler.-Menno Simon, son of Henry P. and Anna (Shenk) Hertzler, was born at Denbigh, Va., June 18, 1910; died (by drowning) May 24, 1934; aged 23 y. 11 m. 6 d. He accepted Christ as his Savior at the age of 14 years and united with the Mennonite Church, in which faith he died. Menno's cheerful disposition won for him friends wherever he went. He was a special friend to the little children and old folks as well as the young people. He will be sadly missed in the home where he was so much needed, and in the community. Our last picture of him in life was "with a cheery smile and a wave of the hand," as he left his home and though 'we, who will always yearn for the old-time step and the glad return-we cannot say that he is dead-he is just away." In his last hours, when he and his companions were striving to reach the shore, we believe in their prayer for help that the Great Pilot who hears the cries of His children landed them safe on the other shore. He leaves his parents, 4 brothers and 5 sisters (Arthur and Milford of College Park, Md.; Lois, Ruth, Harry, Osie, Oliver, Edith, and Dora May at home), grandparents (Pre. Daniel Shenk and wife and Pre. Isaac Hertzler), 2 nephews, also a large host of other relatives and friends in the community and other states. Services were conducted in the home on May 30 by Bro. George R. Brunk and at the Warwick River Church where joint services were held for him and his cousin Wilmer Shenk by Bro. Brunk assisted by Bro. Clayton Bergy of Fentress, Va., in the presence of a large concourse of friends and neighbors.
For though from time and place
The flood may bear me far,
I hope to meet my Pilot face to face
When I have crossed the bar.
By the Family
Shenk.-Wilmer Andrew, son of Levi J. and Amanda
M. (Yoder) Shenk, was born near Denbigh, Virginia, June 1, 1911;
died (by drowning) May 24, 1934, aged 22 y. 11 m. 22 d. When nearly
10 years old he accepted Jesus as his Savior, united with the
Mennonite Church, and was a faithful member until death. We believe
all who knew Wilmer will remember his kind smile, his quiet yet
cheerful disposition which won for him many friends. Heaven seem
so much nearer, our heavenly Father and Jesus, our merciful Savior
so much dearer, we cannot think of Wilmer being far away among
strangers but has really gone to home Sweet Home for all the redeemed.
A further account of his tragic is given elsewhere in this issue
of the Gospel Herald. The family very keenly feels the loss of
one so faithful and helpful both temporally and spiritually. Surviving
are the father, mother, and the following brothers and sisters:
Lester J., Mary F., Margaret M., Mildred V., John M., Miriam G.,
and Martha Alice.
Twenty-one years ago Wilmer was rescued by his mother from the flames of their burning home in which his sister Mabel R. perished. An infant brother (Homer V.) also preceded him in death. An aged grandfather (Bishop John M. Shenk of Elida, Ohio) also survives, and many other relatives and friends here and elsewhere. Song "Hiding in Thee" with scripture 1 Thess. 4:8-18 were used at the house and joint service followed at the Warwick River Mennonite Church by Bro. Geo. R. Brunk, and Bro. Clayton Bergy. Burial near by.
A very striking find was made when the following lines were found (included in a typewritten song) on top of Wilmer's valued and preserved papers which we believe were experienced by the two drowning cousins (Menno Hertzler) as was verified by the one who survived from the tragedy, as the last he heard of them after a long swim for a vanishing shore was their earnest entreaty with God and their Savior.
"Jesus! What a help in sorrow!
While the billows o'er me roll,
He, my comfort, helps my soul.
Jesus! What a guide and keeper!
While the tempest still is high.
Storms about me, night o'ertakes me,
He, my Pilot, hears my cry."
By the family.
Mast.-Ellen Rebecca, daughter of Christian and Mary (Moiser) Mast, was born in St. Joseph Co., Mich., July 1, 1860; died at the Elkhart General Hospital, June 6, 1934; aged 73 y. 11 m. 5 d. She was united in marriage with Jacob Mast Dec. 7, 1879, and spent the larger part of her married life near her birth place, in LaGrange Co., Ind. To this union were born 3 sons (Elmer of Carmi, Ill., Ira of Elkhart, Ind., and Albert of Wakarusa, Ind.); 3 daughters (Mrs. Allen Summers of South Bend, Ind., Mrs. Maurice Stutzman of Goshen, Ind., and Mrs. Virgil Culp of Mishawaka, Ind.). All of these survive her except Mrs. Culp who died in December, 1932. The husband died Nov. 11, 1904. Aside from the immediate family, Sister Mast leaves 17 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, 4 brothers, 5 sisters, and many other relatives and friends. She was the first of 10 children to be called away, although the youngest is past 60. Sister Mast had been afflicted with what is commonly known as shaking palsy for 5 years, from which she suffered much. At times this was so severe that she would get out of bed at night and walk the floor of her bedroom. More than 5 weeks before her death she was walking in her room, fell, and broke the socket of her hip. This increased her sufferings intensely until death relieved her. Even before her fall she frequently said that she wished that the Lord would take her home. Bro. and sister Mast were both members of the Mennonite Church and lived exemplary lives, for many years being among the mainstays of a small Mennonite congregation located at Pretty Prairie, near their home. Funeral services were held at the Prairie Street Church, Elkhart, Ind., conducted by D. A. Yoder and J. S. Hartzler. Burial at the Prairie Street Cemetery, near by.
Transcribed by Carolyn Hunnicutt, Indiana
Sensenig.-Sister Barbara Sensenig, widow of the late Christian B. Sensenig, died at the home of her son, Elam near Terre Hill, Pa., May 10, 1934, of infirmities of old age. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church at Weaverland, Pa. Sister Sensenig was one of those meek and quiet humble saints who left to her large posterity a rich legacy of a godly example. She is survived by 10 children, 62 grandchildren, 56 great-grandchildren, and a host of friends. She was laid to away in the Groffdale Cemetery, on May 13. Services at the house by Bro. Aaron W. Burkholder and at the Church by Bros. John Sauder and John W. Weaver. Aged 86 y. 10 m. 6 d. J. W. W.
Venier.-Neil Leo, son of Joseph Jr. and Lila Venier, died June 13, 1934; aged 10 y. 7 m. 16 d. Neil had been in poor health all his life, but was always happy. He leaves his parents, 1 sister (Donelda), his grandparents, and a large host of relatives and friends. Two infant sisters preceded him in death. His smiling countenance will be missed by all who knew him. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon, June 15, at the Brethren Church, conducted by S. D. Grieser, assisted by Pre. Hostetler of the Brethren congregation. Interment in Pettisville Cemetery.
"Though cast down, we're not forsaken,
Though afflicted, yet not alone;
Thou didst give and Thou hast taken-
Blessed Lord, "Thy will be done."
Pletcher.-Mary Ann, daughter of Henry P. and Elizabeth (Risser) Pletcher, was born Feb. 1, 1860, in Wood Co., Ohio; died May 15, 1934, at the home of her sister, Mrs. Albert Culp of Foraker, Ind.; aged 74 y. 3 m. 14 d. In 1882 she came with her parents to Elkhart Co., Ind., and remained in this vicinity all her life. She united with the Mennonite Church at an early age, and was a regular attendant at church services as long as her health permitted, remaining faithful till the Lord called her home. Surviving the deceased are two sisters (Mrs. Albert Culp and Magdalene Pletcher both of Foraker, Ind.), and 2 brothers (Jacob of Wakarusa, Ind., and Daniel of near Goshen, Ind.). Funeral services were held May 18 at the Yellow Creek Church, in charge of Bro. Ray F. Yoder assisted by Bro. D. A. Yoder Burial in adjoining cemetery.
"Dearest sister, thou hast left us;
Here thy loss we deeply feel;
But 'tis God that hath bereft us,
He can all our sorrows heal."
Weaver.-Daniel L. Weaver of Mahoning Co., Ohio, son of the late Abraham and Frances Weaver, was born Sept. 10, 1871; died June 5, 1934, at the Salem City Hospital, following a serious operation; aged 62 y. 9 m. 6 d. He had been in failing health for the past several years. On Dec. 11, 1894, he was united in marriage to Saloma Eyman. In that same year he united with the Mennonite Church and remained a good and faithful member until death. He was a friend, and will be missed by the community and church he endeavored to serve. He leaves his widow, 1 brother (Noah) who lives on the old homestead, and 1 sister (Mrs. Ralph Stokesberry of Columbiana), also a large relationship to mourn his sudden departure. Funeral services were held June 7 at the Midway Church on Thursday afternoon in charge of Brethren A. J. Steiner, David Lehman, I. B. Witmer, and Paul Yoder. Text used (was a favorite of Bro. Weaver, having been used at the funeral service of his mother), Jno. 14:1-3. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.
Miller.-Bro. Alvin Miller was born near Arthur, Ill., Dec. 4, 1896; died June 9, 1934; aged 37 y. 6 m. 5 d. He had been a patient sufferer at a hospital near Chicago for some time. On Sept. 23, 1926, he was married to Polly Hochstedler. The wife and three daughters (Hilda, Pauline, and Barbara Ann) remain to mourn his departure. But they will always have sweet memories of their father. He also leaves a father (Simeon), a step-mother (Dena), and the following brothers and sisters: Menno, Joas, Mattie, Marner, Dan, Fannie Bontrager, and Levi; also many other relatives and friends and neighbors. His mother (Susan) preceded him into the spirit world when he was a boy of about 8 years. He always missed his mother. In the summer of 1926 he united with the Mennonite Church, to which he remained a faithful member. Funeral services were conducted by Maurice O'Connell of Lima, Ohio, and the home ministers, Niles M. Slabaugh and J. S. Horner. Burial in the Mast Cemetery.
"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 be written there,
Then we again may each other meet,
And walk with him on the golden street.
Wood.-Barbara Ernst was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., Jan. 11, 1898; died May 12, 1934, at the Woodstock Hospital; aged 36 y. 4 m. 1 d. She had been in failing health for several months, becoming seriously ill about four weeks prior to her death, when God saw fit to take her to Himself. In her early girlhood she accepted Christ, was baptized and united with the Mennonite Church, of which she was a faithful member till death. During the last four months of her life she was seldom able to attend church, which was some distance from her home, but showed her interest in the Lord's work by teaching the Sunday school lessons each Sunday to a group of boys and girls in the village where she lived, many of whom had not been attending Sunday school previously. In 1914 she was united in marriage to Russel Wood, who, with four children (Archie, Reta, William, and Kenneth) mourns the loss of a loving wife and mother. She is also survived by 1 sister and 5 brothers, besides many other relatives and friends. Her mother, father, step-mother, and 1 brother preceded her in death. During her illness Sister Wood expressed her desire to depart and be with the Lord, which is far better. Funeral services were held May 15 at Martin's Mennonite Church on Tuesday afternoon, conducted by C. C. Cressman and Moses Roth at the home, and at the church by Oscar Burkholder, M. M. Brubacher, and Benj. Shantz. Text, Rev. 14:13. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
Short.-Mary Short (nee Klopfenstein), wife of Joseph C. Short, was born near Archbold, O., Feb. 23, 1857; died at her home near West Unity, O., May 30, 1934; aged 77 y. 3 m. 7 d. On Aug. 23, 1878, she was united in marriage with Joseph C. Short. To this union were born 2 sons and 3 daughters. Sister Short was of a family of thirteen children, of whom all but three preceded her in death. She had been in failing health for some time, but bronchial pneumonia set in, which was the cause of her death. She leaves her son (Joe), and 2 daughters (Sarah and Emma), all of Archbold, O.; Mrs. David Neuhauser of Krabill, Ind.; 20 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, a brother (Levi Klopfenstein of Beaver Crossing, Neb.) and 2 sisters (Mrs. Peter Witmer of Archbold, O., and Mrs. Wes Kaufman of Akron, O.); also a host of other relatives and friends. Her husband, 1 son, and 2 grandchildren preceded her in death. In her younger years she accepted Christ as her Savior and united with the Mennonite Church, remaining faithful until the end. Funeral services were held at the Lockport Church on June 3, conducted by S. D. Grieser, assisted by S. S. Wyse. Burial in Lockport Cemetery.
"And thus she lived in God at peace,
And died without a thought of fear;
Content to take what God decrees,
His grace in death was her stay
And peace did crown her dying day."
Moyer.-Wm. N., son of the late John and Barbara (Noldt) Moyer, was born Oct. 20, 1845, in Mahoning Co., Ohio; died May 6, 1934, at Elkhart, Ind.; aged 88 y. 6 m. 16 d. On May 30, 1876, he was united in marriage to Magdalena Culp of Wakarusa, Ind., who preceded him in death Feb. 16, 1924. To this union were born 2 sons and 3 daughters, all whom survive (Anthony, William, and Barbara Moyer, Mrs. Susie Irick, and Mrs. Mary Drange, all of Elkhart, Ind.), also 1 brother (Henry N. Moyer of Columbiana, Ohio), 10 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. At the age of 20 years he united with the Mennonite Church and lived a faithful and consistent life until the Lord called him home. He loved to go to the house of the Lord and embraced every opportunity to be there. He lived a quiet and unassuming life and spent much time in reading his Bible. Since his 86th birthday he read the Bible through, and in the last few months read 205 chapters. He was never heard to speak unkindly of any one, nor to any one. His life and conduct was always in keeping with his profession. During the last few weeks he suffered much pain and his constant prayer was, "My Jesus, come, come;" a worthy example of Christian living to us all. Funeral services were held May 8 at Yellow Creek Mennonite (Brick) Church by Bros. John Gingerich and Chris. Reiff. Text, Rev. 14:13. Burial in adjoining cemetery.
"There is rest for the weary-worn traveler,
Footsore from earth's travel's below:
No pain there, neither suffering nor sorrow;
But all through the endless to-morrow
To enjoy the presence of Jesus
Forever through the long, endless ages."
Transcribed by Carolyn Hunnicutt, Indiana