Snader - William C. Snader, son of the late John and ______ Snader, was born near New Holland, Pa., Jan 16, 1852; died Jan. 11, 1935, in Ephrata, Pa., where he had lived for many years; aged 80 y. 11 m. 26 d. He followed the occupation of cabinet maker until he was 78 years old, when his health failed. In November 1932, he saw the need of confessing his sins and accepting Christ as his Savior, when he was baptized and received into the Mennonite Church. Bro. Snader never regained sufficient health to come to church services, and on Jan. 11 he fell asleep in death. Funeral services were held at the Mennonite Church in Ephrata, Pa., in charge of Bro. A. A. Landis. Text, Psa. 71:9. Interment in Mohler's Cemetery.
Hostetler - Roy Maynard, son of William C. and Mary Hostetler, was born near Nappanee, Ind., May 3, 1909; died at his parental home Jan. 18, 1935; aged 25 y. 8 m. 16 d. He had been in failing heath with mellotic sarcoma for one year, and had been bedfast since July 10. All that prayers and human care could do was done for his health. He bore his affliction and severe pain with patience and quietness. He became a member of the North Main Street Mennonite Church at the age of 15 years, and remained a faithful servant of his Master until the end. He is preceded in death by an infant brother, and is survived by his parents, and 2 half-sisters (Beulah Shrock, at home and Mrs. Harry Berkey of Goshen) and a host of friends. Services were held at the home Jan 20, by Homer F. North, with further services at the North Main St. Church by Brethren Homer F. North and J. W. Christophel. Burial in the Union Center Cemtery.
"Peaceful by thy rest dear son and brother,
It is sweet to breathe thy name;
In life we loved you dearly,
In death we do the same."
Schiedel - Mary Detwiler, youngest daughter of Rudolph and Susannah (Bingeman) Detwiler, was born near Bloomingdale, Ont., Nov. 22, 1857; died at her home in Bloomingdale Jan. 21, 1935; aged 77 y. 1 m. 30 d. On March 14, 1882, she was married to Amos Schiedel, who, with one daughter Hannah Catherine (Mrs. Jerry Keffer), 4 grandchildren, 1 sister (Mrs. Albert Snyder, Near Bloomingdale), 1 brother (Rudolph, Ingersoll, Ont.), and many relatives and friends remain to mourn her departure. During the past summer her strength began to fail and the last six weeks of her life she was bedfast, sinking very rapidly at the end. In 1886 she united with the Cressman Mennonite Church at Breslau, and upon their removal to her late home she transferred her membership to the Snyder church. To these churches whe was a faithful member to the end. Her last audible words were, "Take me home." This along with other expressions give us a sure hope that she has gone to be with her Lord. The funeral was held Jan. 23 from her late residence in Bloomingdale to the Cressman Mennonite Church, Breslau, for services. Burial took place in the adjoining cemetery. Ministers, H. W. Stevanus and Oscar Burkholder. Text, Matt. 24:13.
Moyer - Erma Marguerite (Groff) Moyer was born Aug. 31, 1914; died Dec. 2, 1934, at the Grand View Hospital, Sellersville, Pa.; aged 20 y. 3 m. 1 d. On July 28, she was married to Darvin Moyer. Three days previous to her death a premature daughter was born to them, living only 11 hours. She leaves her husband, mother, father, 5 brothers and 2 sisters (Llewellyn, Mrs. Willis Derstine, Henry, Reinard, Stella, Arden, and Vernon); also a grandmother, grandfather, and a host of relatives and friends. A sister preceded her in death. She was a faithful member of the Souderton Mennonite Church. Just before she became ill, she was earnestly getting things ready to start housekeeping and have a home of her own. But the Lord had prepared for her a better home. Sometimes we cannot understand why, but we humbly submit ourselves and say, "Lord, not our will but Thine be done." Funeral services were held Dec. 6, at the Souderton Church by Bros. Elmer Moyer and Jacob Moyer. Text taken from Proverbs. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.
"Friends may think we have forgotten,
When at times they see us smile;
But they little know the heartache
That the smile hides all the while."
Miller - Magdalene, daughter of the late Daniel B. and
Mary (Troyer) Miller, was born near Walnutcreek, Ohio,
Jan. 14, 1859; died Jan. 18, 1935, at her home in Trail, Ohio;
aged 76 y. 4 . Death was due to hardening of the arteries, after
an illness of two years. She was united in marriage to Moses K.
Miller March 30, 1878. Though this union was childless, they reared
Mrs. Henry Shrock, Mrs. Seth Miller and Clarence Froelich; and
always had some on staying with them in their home. She is preceded
in death by 1 brother (Benjamin Miller) and 3 sisters (Mrs. Peter
Miller, Mrs. Abe Hostetler, and Mrs. Alex Hostetler), also by
Clarence Froelich. Her survivors are, her sorrowing husband; 3
brothers (John and Amra Miller of Walnutcreek, O., and Daniel
Miller of Smithville, O.), 3 sisters (Mrs John H. Weaver, Mrs.
D. W. Hershberger, and Mrs. Corson Mast of Walnutcreek, O.); also
by Mrs. Henry Shrock and Mrs. Seth Miller, who is living at home,
and many other relatives and friends. Soon after their marriage
she with her husband united with the Walnutcreek Mennonite Church,
of which body she remained a faithful member until death. Funeral
services were held Jan. 20 at the Walnutcreek Mennonite Church
were a large concourse of relatives and friends had gathered to
pay a parting tribute of respect to one whom they had learned
to know and love. Services conducted by I. J. Buchwalter and D.
M. Friedt. Burial in nearby Mennonite Cemetery.
*Transcriber's note: Amra spelled as in original.
Martin - Levi H., son of John and Amanda (Horst) Martin, was born near Chambersburg, Pa., Nov. 25, 1877; died at the home of his sister Mary in Maugansville, Md., Jan. 18, 1935; aged 57 y. 1 m. 23 d. He was married to Emma B. Eshleman May 16, 1899. To this union were born 2 daughters. One preceded him in death. Surviving are his beloved wife and daughter Hannah (Mrs. Edgar Burkholder); also 7 grandchildren, 3 brothers and 6 sisters (Noah, Abram, Mary, Mrs. Aaron Keener, Mrs. Henry Hege of near Hagerstown, Md., Amanda, Lan., Pa.; Mrs. David Frey, near Chambersburg, Pa.; Mrs. Clarence Martin and Henry, near York, Pa.). Death was due to erysipelas. He and his wife lived with their daughter. Being quarantined for scarlet fever, he was moved to his sister Mary, where he died. He accepted Christ as his Savior and united with the Mennonite Church in early years, leaving a testimony to those who waited upon him that he was ready to go and meet his Lord and Savior. Funeral services were held at the home by Bro. Moses Horst and at the Paradise Church by Bros. John Grove and Denton Martin. Texts, I Cor. 15 (bodily resurrection) and Job 14:14 (If a man die shall he live again?). Burial in the adjoining cemetery.
"Father now your place is empty,
And you now we see no more;
But we hope some day to meet you
Over on that happy shore."
By N. H. M.
Walters - Marie Maxine, daughter of Joseph and Salena (Shetler) Bender, was born June 4, 1909, near Wellman, Ia.; died Dec. 28, 1934, at Mercy hospital in Iowa City; aged 25 y. 6 m. 3 d. In her youth she united with the Mennonite Church. Later she united with Zion Lutheran church of Iowa City, which faith she held at the time of her death. She was married to Richard John Walters Nov. 5, 1932. Dec. 12 she was taken to Mercy hospital at Iowa City, where she underwent an operation. She improved sufficiently to be taken to her home near Riverside after the first 10 days. However, three days later, complications arose which made it necessary to take her back to the hospital, where a second operation was performed. Her mother preceded her in death on July 29, 1933. She leaves her heart-broken husband, her infant daughter (Deloris Marlene), 2 step-children (Wilbur and Leona), her father, 3 sisters (Evelyn, at home, Mrs. Jonas Gnagey and Mrs. Lewis Slabaugh, both of Parnell) and 1 brother (Gerald) also of Parnell. In her early youth the responsibilities of caring for the home and her mother, who, in her weakened condition needed constant care for several years, fell upon Maxine. Here, as well as in her home her helpfulness was such an essential aspiration to the welfare and happiness of her loved ones that the vacancy left by her departure can never again be filled.
"Friends may think we have forgotten,
When at times they see us smile,
But they little know the heart-aches,
That the smile hides all the while."
*Transcribers Note: Unusual capitalization as printed in original.
Troyer - Jeremiah J. Troyer was born Oct. 9, 1864, in Howard Co., Ind.; died Jan. 10, 1935, at his home at Choteau, Okla. In 1885 he was married to Elizabeth Kauffman who died March 17, 1886. To this union was born 1 son (David) who died at the age of 6 weeks. On Jan. 13, 1887, he was married to Fannie Borntreger. To this union were born 10 sons and 6 daughters. Two sons died in infancy. The mother died Jan. 25, 1927. Eight sons and six daughters survive him (John H., Harry J., Fannie Doran, and Lizzie Borntreger of Choteau; Jerry F., and Sam J. of Pryor; Mary Mast, of Thomas, Okla.; Moses J., of Centerville, Mich.; James, of San Diego, Calif.; Anna Yoder fo Princess Anne, Va.; Amanda Helmuth of Carmago, Ill.; Ida Eichorn of Clarence, N. Y.; Amos J. and Cornelius J.), 71 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers (Moses J., Choteau, Okla., and David J. of Goshen, Ind.), and a host of relatives and friends. He united with the Amish Mennonite Church when a young man and remained faithful unto death. He was afflicted with heart trouble and dropsy since Dec., 1933. He suffered severe pain at times, bore his suffering patiently, and expressed his desire to depart this life of affliction and be with his Lord. About 1892 he moved to Hutchinson, Kans., where he lived until Nov., 1914, when he came to Choteau, Okla. Funeral services were conducted at the home Jan. 13, by Bro., Rudy Yoder and Bro. B. F. Hartzler of Pryor. Text, John 14:1, 2. The body was laid to rest in the church cemetery west of Choteau.
Eby - Susannah Martin Eby was born in Wallace Township,
Perth Co., Ont., Can., Aug. 28, 1871; died Nov. 20, 1934; aged
63 y. 2 m. 23 d. She was married to Joseph M. B. Martin, Jan.
1, 1908, in Waterloo Co., Ont. On son was born to them; died Jan.
22, 1909. In April, 1912, they adopted a homeless baby boy, for
whom she cared as long as she could. On Oct. 13, 1915, Bro. Martin
died of typhoid fever. On April 22, 1917, Susie was married to
Cyrus Eby of Emmett Co., Mich., where they have sice resided,
faithfully laboring for the family and home of her choice. On
Sept. 25, after a busy forenoon, she was suddenly stricken with
what seemed to be a severe stroke of paralysis. For eight weeks
she lay entirely helpless on her right side, without murmur or
complaint, not being able to make known her few needs and wants
many times. After lying unconscious from Friday until Tuesday
forenoon, she peacefully fell asleep. She leaver her husband,
adopted son (Mahlon Martin), 6 step-children (Jeremiah, Israel,
and William Eby of Brutus, Mich., Mrs. Harvey Brubacher of Brutus,
Mich., Mrs. Manassah Kulp of Alanson, Mich., and Mrs. Clayton
Kelmer of Narvon, Pa.). Also 2 sisters in Canada (Mrs. Josiah
Kuarr and Mrs. Gingrich) and 1 brother (Michael Martin of Brutus,
Mich.), besides a host of other relatives and friends who will
miss her in many ways. Thus ends a busy life spent for others.
The funeral was held Nov. 22 at the Maple River Church, conducted
by Brethren Henry Brenneman and Daniel Brubacher in German and
in English by Bro. Clyde X. Kauffman. Text, II Cor. 4:15-5:1.
King - Noah W. King died Jan. 18, 1935; aged 76 y. 1 m. He was born in Tuscarawas Co., Ohio, and moved to Miami Co., Ind., in his early manhood. He had been in fialing health for the past few years, and it was while attending a directors' meeting in Goshen that he was stricken with a serious illness which proved fatal. His early life was spent in the teaching prefession in Miami and Howard counties. He later entered the real estate and abstract business, which profession he followed the remaining years of his life. He was interested in religious, educational, and civic movements and he was never too busy to help solve the problems of his friends. He has been a lifelong member of the Mennonite Church, and for the past forty years has seved as deacon of his church. On March 26, 1886, he was united in marriage to Elizabeth Miller. To this union there came 7 children (Fern, Beulah Mast, Willard, Susie Baldwin, Katherine Sheridan, Ima Lesher and Ralph), all living except Fern. Chet Miller an orphan boy made his home with the family. Also after the death of his parents Earl Miller (a nephew) came to live with the family. There also survived 8 grandchildren, 3 brothers, and 3 sisters (Isaac of Wingate, Levi of Greentown, Seth of Amboy, Rebecca Emmert of Fairview, Mich., Mrs. Wm. Hughes, and Mrs. Henry Mishler of this vicinity). The record of his life was not engraved in bronze or stone but in the hearts and lives of the the friends he leaves behind.
"Some day we'll go to him
And tell him all we've done;
And oh! we pray that when we meet
Beyond life's stormy sea,
Our father will be as fond of us
As any one could be."
Misher - John M. Mishler was born in Holmes Co., Ohio, March 15, 1855. In early childhood he came with his parents to Howard Co., Ind., where he spent a large part of his life. He united with the Mennonite church in his youth. On Feb. 15, 1880, he was married to Sarah Schrock. To this union were born 3 children (Jennette, Oliver and Olley, twins, all of whom died in early childhood). His wife passed away July 28, 1882. On Dec. 24, 1885, he was united in marriage to Lydia Hershberger. To this union was born the following children: Lillie, wife of Jess Beachy, Goshern, Ind.; Frank of Havelock, Iowa; Homer of La Grange, Ind.; Oscar of Davidsville, Pa.; Wilson of Topeka, Ind.; Delcie, wife of Earley Bontrager; George and Sanford of Shipshewana, Ind.; Susie, wife of Harold Alexander, Elkhart, Ind.; and a son who died in infancy. Lydia, his wife, died March 13, 1900. In the early spring of 1905 he with his 9 children moved to La Grange Co., Ind., where he lived his remaining days. On Nov. 28, 1906 he was married to Mary Rheinheimer who passed away May 20, 1915. An infant son preced her in death. On Dec. 1918, he was united in marriage to Amanda Schlabach with whom he shared the joys and sorrows of life 16 years. About 15 years ago he made his church home with the Conservative Mennonite Church and remained a faithful member till God coalled him home. On Jan. 1, 1935, he took a severe cold which developed into bronchial pneumonia, confining him to his bed till his departure, Jan. 22, 1935; aged 79 y. 10 m. 7 d. He leaves his loving companion, 9 children, 36 grandchildren, 4 brothers, 2 sisters and many relatives and friends (1 brother and 1 sister preceded him). Services at the house by John J. Yoder, Sam Eash and D. J. Johns. Texts, John 14; Psa. 90.
"May we again with Father meet,
To walk with him the golden street;
And sing and praise Him 'round the throne
In that beautiful land---our heavenly home."
Transcribed by Richele Herr, Ohio.
Miller - Lyle Owen, son of Jess and Lela Miller, was born Nov. 14, 1934, and passed away at his home In Fairview, Mich., Jan. 31, 1935; at the age of 78 days. He leaves father, mother, 1 brother (Forest), 4 grandparents, all of Fairview, 10 uncles, 2 aunts, and 2 great-grandparents, and a host of other relatives. Funeral services were conducted by Bro. F. F. Bontrager from Midland, Mich. Burial in the Fairview Cemetery.
Father, Thou hast thaken him,
They tell us not to weep;
But in our little circle,
We miss his face so sweet.
F. F. B.
Horst - Joseph L. Horst was born May 24, 1846; died Jan. 25, 1935; aged 88 y. 8 m. 1 d. He was the son of the late David and Salome Frey Horst. He was the last of his family, and had been a faithful member of the Chambersburg Mennonite church for 43 years. Bro. Horst died of old age, and he very patiently awaited the time of his departure. He is survived by a sone, Laban,at whose home he died, and two daughters: Fannie (wife of Pre. C. B. Hess, Mechanicsburg, Pa.), and Emma (wife of Bro. Jno. Shoemaker, Scotland, Pa.). Funeral services were held at the Chambersburg Mennonite church by Bros. Harvey E. Shank and John S. Burkholder. Text, Gen. 25:8. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
Nyce - Annie M. Nyce (nee Clemmer), wife of Frank B. Nyce, was born near Harleysville, Mar. 28, 1860; died at her home at Harleysville, Jan. 4, 1935; aged 74 y. 9 m. 6 d. Besides her husband she is survived by a foster daughter, Mary (wife of Norman Hunsberger), also by a brother, Rev. Henry Clemmer. Although she was in failing health for the last three and a half years, suffering with dropsy and heart trouble, she was bedfast only two days. She is greatly missed in the home and in the church, but we humbly submit to the Lord's will, who doeth all things well. Funeral services were held Jan. 9, at the Lower Salford Mennonite Church, of which she was a faithful member until death.
"The Golden Gates were opened wide---
A gentle voice said, Come;
And angels from the other side
Welcomed our loved one home."
Good - Anna Wenger Good, widow of the late Jacob B. Good, was born Mar. 11, 1846, near Farmersville, Pa.; died Jan. 5, 1935, near Lancaster, Pa.; aged 88 y. 9 m. 24 d. Her husband preceded her in death 7 y. 10 m. She is survived by 2 daughers: Mary L. (widow of Adam Rohrer), with whom she resided; Barbara (widow of Wm. Burkholder) of Ephrata; Laura (wife of Amos Musselman) of New Holland; also 8 grandchildren, 2 foster grandchildren, and 5 great-grandsons. Two small sons and a daughter, Nora (wife of Samuel Z. Musselman) of Adams Co., preceded her. Grandmother was not sick, but had a slight cold for a few days, when she peacefully passed away while asleep. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite church for over 60 years. Brief services were conducted at the home and at Stumptown church by Bros. David L. Landis and Abram martin. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
Jantzi - Anna (Gascho) Jantzi, daughter of Joseph and Bina Gascho, was born near Milford, Nebr., Apr. 19, 1904; passed away Jan. 18, 1935; aged 30 y. 8 m. 29 d. In the year 1908, she came with her parents to Wood River, Nebr., in which community she has resided ever since. She accepted Christ as her Savior in early youth, uniting with the Wood River Mennonite Church, of which she remained a faithful member until claimed by death. On Jan. 3, 1923, she was united in marriage to Royden Jantzi. To this union were born 7 children. She leaves to mourn her departure, her beloved husband, 6 children: Shirley, Roland, Robert, Ruth, Johnnie, and Leo; 2 brothers, 3 sisters, a grandmother, and a host of other relatives and friends. On daughter, Betty Fern, and one sister preceded her in death. Funeral services were held from the Wood River Mennonite Church, Jan. 21, 1935, conducted by A. E. Stolzfus and J. E. Zimmerman. Text, II Tim. 4:6-8. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.
Schaller - Rosina Amstutz, widow of Justice Schaller, was born near Orrville, Ohio, Aug. 9, 1866; died of a paralytic stroke at the home of her brother David and sister Lena, near Kidron, Ohio; aged 68 y. 2 m. 7 d. On Dec. 15, 1896, she was married to Justice Schaller, who died June 23, 1932. To this union 6 children were born - 3 preceding her in death. She is survived by 2 sons (Harvey and Lester, of Orrville, O.), 1 daughter (Mrs. Ida Murray, of Toledo, O.), 2 step-sons (E. W., of Oklahoma, and P. H., of Cincinnati), 2 step-daughters (Mrs. Myrtie McMon, of Port Huron, Mich., and Mrs. Clara Culp, of Columbiana, O.), 4 grandchildren, 8 step-grandchildren, 3 brothers, 2 sisters, and a host of other relatives and friends. In her youth she was baptized and recieved into the Sonnenberg Church near Dalton, to which she remained loyal till death. Funeral services were held at Martin's Church, conducted by J. S. Moser of Kidron, in German, and Abram Good, of Medina, in English.
King - Issac B. King, son of Jacob L. and Elizabeth Lapp King, was born in Lancaser Co., Pa., Sept. 27, 1840; died at his home near West Liberty, Ohio, Jan. 21, 1935; aged 94 y. 3 m. 24 d. He was the sixth of a family of ten children, all the others having preceded him in death. When a young man he came to Ohio where he made his home for over seventy years. On March 3, 1869, he was united in marriage to Lydia Zook at Belleville, Pa., a union which continued through 51 years, she having passed away Dec. 13, 1920. To this union were born 6 children, all of whom survive: Mrs. Joseph A. King, Mrs. Samuel Fry, and Mrs. Kenneth Shank, of Bellefontaine, Ohio; Daivd P., of Orrville, Ohio; Elmer J. and Milton, of West Liberty, Ohio. He also leaves 13 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren, 6 grandchildren have preceded him in death. He became a member of the Mennonite Church early in life and at the time of his death was a member of the South Union congregation. Funeral services were held Jan. 23, at the South Union Church, in charge of Bros. S. E. Allgyer and Marion King. Burial was made in the cemetery near the church.
Fenstermacher - Lizzie G. Fenstermacher, daughter of the late Adam and Barbara (Graybill) Hess, was born in Lancaster Co., May 12, 1870; died Jan. 29, 1935, at the home of Harry G. McMichael, Pequea Twp. On Mar. 25, 1897, she was married to Edward S. Fenstermacher who preceded her in death twelve years. She was a member of the New Danville Mennonite Church, were her sear was seldom vacant, until six months ago when affliction took hold of her physical body, depriving her of church services, which she missed so much. She is survivied by 2 nieces Barbara E. Harnish and Edna M. (wife of Harry G. McMichael). Funeral services were held Feb. 1 at the McMichael home by Maurice W. Hess, and at the New Danville Mennonite Church by Jas. Hess and Aaron B. Harnish. Text, Job 14 and Psa. 116:15. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
"The lights are out in the mansion of clay,
The curtains are drawn, for the dweller's away.
She silently slipped o'er the threshold at night,
To make her abode in the city of light."
Bachman - Edward Earl Bachman was born near Metamora, Ill., July 19, 1896; departed this life Feb. 3, 1935. He spent his early life on a farm northeast of Metamora. Later he became a partner with A. W. Garber, his brother-in-law, in the operation of a grocery store in Metamora. On Aug. 26, 1934, he was united in marriage to Ethel Staker of Tremont. He is survived by his wife, who so faithfully attended him during his illness, his father, Joseph J. Bachman, and the following brothers and sisters: John, Mrs. J. H. Bachman, Mrs. Arthur Garber, Silas and Harry, all residing in the vicinity of Metamora. His mother preceded him in death in 1908. He united with the Metamora Mennonite church in his youth. He remained true to his baptismal vow and to his Christ. In his quiet and unassuming disposition he served his Master until his call came. He was a lover of Nature, finding great joy in painting beautiful scenes of God's handiwork. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.
"We cannot say, we will not say,
That he is dead, he is just away,
With a cheery smile and a wave of the hand
He has wandered into a better land."
Bergey - Edwin D. Bergey was born near Morwood, Pa., July 18, 1866; died Dec. 22, 1934; aged 68 y. 5 m. 4 d. On Nov. 30, 1889 he was united in marriage to May K. Bergey. To this union were born 4 children, of whom 1 son preceded him in death. In addition to his wife he is survived by 3 children: Lizzie (wife of Alvin Moyer), Laaden B., and Miriam B. Bergey; also 4 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild. Father had suffered a severe heart condition for about two months, and on Dec. 19 while sitting in a rocking chair, he had a stroke (apoplexy of the brain), from which he was bedfast three days and on Saturday evening he peacefully fell asleep. Brief serveces were held at the home on Dec. 27, with further services at the Franconia church. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
There will be no tears in heaven,
There will be no more good-byes,
There will be no solemn partings
In that home beyond the skies.
Here we've no continuing city,
But we see one yet to come;
There will be no scenes of sadness
In that bright eternal home.
---By the Family.
*Transcriber's Note: Laaden as spelled in the original.
Denlinger - Daniel K., son the late Benjamin and Annie (Kreider) Denlinger, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., near Mellinger's Church, Dec. 6, 1850; died Jan. 3, 1935, after a three days' illness of pneumonia; aged 84 y. 27 d. He was united in marriage to Hettie Hershey, Nov. 10, 1874. She preceded himin death twenty-four years. To this union were born 10 children: Aaron H., Anna H. (Heller), Lizzie H. (Leaman), Hettie H. (Leaman), Mary H. (Esbenshade), Martin H., and Katie H. (Neff), all of Lancaster Co.; Dr. Daniel H. of Indiana; and Lydia H. (Long) of Illinois. Also surviving are these sisters: Mrs. C. M. Brackbill, Mrs. Mary Metzler, Mrs. Hettie Musser, and Mrs. Daniel Rohrer; 50 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends. Grandfather was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for amny years. His place was seldom vacant, and he attended as late as Christmas day, 1934. He left a wonderful example for us all to follow. We believe our loss is his eternal gain. Funeral services were held Jan. 7 at the home of his son, Martin H., with whom he resided, and at Mellinger's Mennonite Church, by Bro. David L. Landis. Text, Heb. 11:16. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.
Frederick - George F., son of the late Jacob and Sara (Freed) Frederick, was born Oct. 10, 1853, in Franconia, near Harleysville, Pa.; died Dec. 23, 1934; aged 81 y. 2 m. 13 d. On Dec. 11, 1875, he was married to Catherine Oberholtzer, who with 7 children survive him. The children are as follows: Abraham of Hatfield, Lucy Ann (wife of Syvanus Zeigler) of Franconia, Reinhard of Quakertown, Jacob of Souderton, Isaac of East Earl, Clayton and Catherine at home. Also surviving are 22 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild, 1 brother, and 1 sister. Two grandchildren preceded him. He followed the occupation of farming until 23 years ago, when ill health caused him to retire. He failed rapidly the last few years, yet was sick in bed only the last two days of his life. He was a member of the Franconia Mennonite Church. Services were held at the house, and at the church, by the home ministers, Abram Clemmer, Abram Derstine, and Menno Sauder. Text, II Thes. 2:16, 17. Burial in adjoining cemetery.
"Dear Father, how we miss you since you are gone;
Your place is vacant, your voice is still;
We lonely linger around your tomb,
And think of you in that heavenly home,
With freinds and loved ones among the blest
Waiting for Mother and the rest."
Barbe - Fannie Barbe, daughter of Abraham and Sarah (Brunk) Blosser, was born in Rockingham Co., Va., Feb. 16, 1859; died Jan. 17, 1935; aged 75 y. 11 m. 1 d. She united with the Mennonite church at the age of eighteen, and lived a faithful Christian life until her death. She was for many years a sufferer with rheumatism, and spent over five years of her life in a wheel chair. She suffered much and often expressed a desire to depart and be with the Father in heaven. She was of a cheerful disposition, and all through her long illness was able to look on the bright side of life, and hoped for the better instead of giving up in despair. Her long and useful life will always be an inspiration to many who remain to mourn her loss. The last five days of her life she was in bed, and the cause of her death was heart failure. She gave clear evidence during her last illness that all was well with her, and was longing to go home. Funeral services were held at the Weaver's Mennonite Church, Jan. 20, conducted by S. H. Rhodes, H. B. Keener, and J. E. Suter. The text she had chosen many years ago - Psa. 17:15. She leaves husband and two daughters: Mrs. Daniel D. Stoltzfus of Martinsburg, Pa., and Mary, at home; also 5 grandchildren, 1 daughter having preceded her in death. She was laid to rest in Weaver's Cemetery, the last one of her family. It is hard to part with loved ones, yet we take courage when we know that there will be a happy meeting if we keep the same faith and hope she had thoughout life.
Schweitzer - Myrtle Roth Schweitzer was born July 11, 1899, near Seldon, Kans. She united with the Mennonite Church at Shickley, Nebr., in her youth and remained a faithful member until the end. She was a very faithful church worker and her chief aim in life seemed to be to live for the good of others. She was united in marriage to Arthur Schweitzer Feb. 27, 1919. To this union was born 1 daughter, Viola. She leaves to mourn her bereaved husband Arthur Schweitzer, daughter Viola, her mother, her mother-in-law, 2 brothers, 6 sisters, and a host of friends and relatives, who all had the greatest sympathy for her in her affliction. She was taken to a hospital at Hastings, Nebr., Sept. 3, 1933, where she remained until whe passed away Jan. 30, 1935; aged 35 y. 5 m. 19 d. She had been failing in health for the last five years and suffered much at times during this period of time. Her father, an infant sister, and her father-in-law preceded her to the heavenly throne. Funeral services were held Feb. 1, at the home of her mother, and at the Salem Mennonite Chruch, near Shickley, Nebr., in charge of the home ministers. Burial in the cemetery near the church.
God knew that she was suffering
That the hills were hard to climb,
So He closed her weary eyelids,
And whispered, "Peace be thine."
Nelson - Nancy Weaver Nelson, daughter of David and Elizabeth Weaver, was born in Somerset Co., Pa., Oct. 13, 1867; died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Orla Hostetler, near Topeka, Ind., Jan. 30, 1935; aged 67 y. 3 m. 17 d. Her death was caused by a short illness of pneumonia. In her early childhood she moved with her parents to LaGrange Co., Ind., where she spent her life. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church, having been in fellowship with the congregation at Shore, Ind. On Sept. 22, 1888, she was united in marriage to George E. Nelson, who preceded her in death July 14, 1932. She leaves to mourn her departure 7 sons and 3 daughters: John of Chenoa, Ill.; Lewis of Goshen Ind.; Thomas of Topeka, Ind.; Felty, Dewey, Guy and Emir, of Shipshewana; Mrs. Florence Yoder, Mrs. Bessie Hostetler, of Topeka; and Mrs. Freda Stoltz of Ligonier, Ind. She also leaves the following brothers and sisters, Felty and Silas of LaGrange, Ind.; Mahlon of Shipshewana; Mrs. Cathrine Farver, Mrs. Mary Hostetler, Shipshewana, Ind.; Mrs. Susie Miller, Mrs. Lizzie Hoffman, Kent Co., Mich.; Mrs. Rose Blough of Windber, Pa.; 28 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild and other relatives and many friends also survive. Funeral services were held at the Shore Mennonite Church conducted by Y. C. Miller and O. S. Hostetler. Burial at the Miller Cemetery.
*Transcriber's Note: Cathrine as spelled in the original.
Hostetler - Barbara Hostetler was born in Wayne Co., Ohio, April 27, 1863, to Christian Y. and Lydia (Troyer) Hostetler; died in her home near Bellefontaine, Ohio, Jan. 15, 1935; aged 71 y. 8 m. 19 d. When she was 8 years of age she moved with her parents to Logan Co., Ohio, where she resided until her death. She was the second child in a family of 11 children: Joseph, Amanda, John, David S., Christopher R., Ephraim J., Samuel E., Mary, Amos and Ammon. Her parents, Joseph, Amanda, John and Mary, preceded her in death. When she was young in years she confessed Christ as her Savior and became a member of the Mennonite Church, being a faithful member until death. Barbara was of a quiet disposition for all those about her. She spent her entire lifetime in the home, assisting her parents, brothers and sisters in the duties of life. She patiently and tenderly cared for her mother and father in their declining years, sickness and death. "Aunt Barbara" will always be remembered by her nephews and nieces, as she rejoiced with them in their successes and triumphs, and sympathized with them in their sorrows, and way always ready to do deeds of kindness for them. She leaves 6 brothers, 10 nephews, 6 nieces, and a host of relatives and friends to mourn her departure. Funeral services were held at the South Union Church in charge of Bro. S. E. Allgyer, and burial was made in the Alexander Cemetery.
Witmer - Harry L. Witmer, son of Harry and Anna Witmer, was born May 15, 1923; died Jan. 30, 1935; aged 11 y. 8 m. 15 d. He is survived by parents, 1 brother, and 4 sisters. Funeral services were held at Rowe Mennonite Church, in charge of the home ministers, assisted by Bishop Denton Martin, on Feb. 2, 1935. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.
Hershberger - William Martin Hershberger was born at Red Bank, N. J., Dec. 1, 1934; died Feb. 3, 1935. He leaves his father and mother, Delmar and Mary Martin Hershberger, and 1 sister (Betty Ann). Funeral services were held at the home of Bro. E. F. Martin, near Elkhart, Ind., father of Mrs. Hershberger. Services were conducted by D. A. Yoder and S. C. Yoder. Burial in the cemetery at the Olive Church.
Brubacher - Magdalene Catherine Murphy Brubacher was born Dec. 27, 1863; died Dec. 28, 1934; aged 71 y. 1 d. She was united in marriage to Samuel K. Brubacher, Oct. 1, 1882. To this union were born 6 daughters and 7 sons. One daughter and 4 sons preceded her in death. Funeral services were held on Dec. 31, at the Elmira Mennonite Church, by Reb. Urias Martin and Bishop Jesse Bowman. Burial in the adjoining cemetery. God be with us till we meet over there.
Swartzentruber -Lydia (Widmer) Swartzentruber, daughter of Peter and Fannie Widmer, was born Oct. 22, 1908, at Albany, Oreg.; passed away Jan. 12, 1935; aged 26 y. 3 m. She was married to Lee Swartzentruber, Aug. 17, 1927. She leaves her husband, mother, 3 sisters---Anna Kennel, Sarah Jones and Marie Cox---and 3 brothers---William, Henry, and Menno. Her father preceded her in 1919. Her health was failing for nearly three years. Her last days were spent in prayer and a longing to go home to meet her Savior. The funeral was held at the Grace Mennonite Church, conducted by Bro. W. R. Augsburger. Interment in the Willamette Memorial Park at Albany, Oreg.
LaBorde - Christian D. LaBorde was born March 12, 1852, on the LaBorde farm near Home Camp where he lived and died Dec. 25, 1934; aged 82 y. 9 m. 13 d. He was married to Miss Barbara LaBorde. To this union several children were born, all dying young but a son Orvin, who died March 29, 1929. His wife also preceded him to the grave some years ago. Surviving are: 13 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, also 2 sisters: Mrs. Cecelia Peoples of Rockton, and Mrs. Elizabeth LaBorde of Home Camp. Some years ago he joined the Mennonite church. Funeral services were held in the Mennonite church by E. J. Blough, assisted by J. B. Hollopeter, of the Church of the Brethren, Dec. 27. Interment in the Rockton Cemetery.
Overholt - Susanna Overholt, daughter of the late Abraham and Magdalena Overholt, was born in Bedminster Tp., Bucks Co., Pa., 93 years ago. She was never married. She lived with her parents until their death. Her father died at the age of 93, and her mother at the age of 96. She was the last member of a large family of children. After the death of her parents, she moved to Plumsteadville. About 11 years ago she became unable to care for her home and then took up her residence at the Mennonite Home of Souderton. She died on Dec. 30, 1934, of infirmities of old age. Services were held at the Deep Run Church where she was one of the oldest members, by the home ministers. Interment in near by cemetery. Her nearest relatives were a number of nieces and nephews, and one cousin.
Peyton - Mrs. Hannah C. Peyton, widow of John C. Peyton, died Jan. 15, 1935 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Fred Donnelworth, at Stuarts Draft, Va. She was 83 years of age. She was only sick for a few hours. She was considered as a person of fine Christian character. Mrs. Peyton was married three time. Children surviving are as follows: Mrs. Georgia Hite, of Cleveland, Ohio; Mrs. Fred Donnelworth, Stuarts Draft, Va.; John W. Peyton, Staunton, Va.; John A. Phillip and Harry W. Peyton, of Fairmount, W. Va.; James Peyton, Stuarts Draft, Va.; Mrs. A. D. Jacobs of Verona, Pa.; a sister, Mrs. B. J. Knight of Ohio; also 30 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held from Valley View Mennonite Chruch, Jan. 17, conducted by Jos. R. Driver and Jason Weaver. Interment in Calvary Cemetery. Text, John 19:27.
Graber - John C. Graber, son of Christian and Fannie Graber, was born in Montbeliard, France, Oct. 19, 1862; died in Canton, Ohio, Jan. 20, 1935; aged 72 y. 3 m. 1 d. In 1880, he with his parents and family, immigrated to this country and located in the vicinity of Canton. In 1888, he was united in marriage to Cathrine Kreibill. To this union were born 2 sons and 2 daughters. He leaves to mourn his departure, his wife, two dauthers---Mrs. P. H. Krall and Mrs. L. R. Lesh; 1 son---Homer E. Graber, all of Canton, O.; 4 grandchildren and 1 brother---Peter C. Graber, of Canton, O., with other relatives and friends. One son, Harry, preceded him in death thrity-four years ago. Two sisters and one brother also preceded him in death. The brother, Christian D., preceded him three weeks on the day. Funeral services and burial at the same place only three weeks apart. In his youth he confessed Christ as his Savior and united with the Mennonite Chruch, in which faith he continued until the end. Death was caused by a complication of diseases. Funeral services were held at the Warsler Church, in charge of the bishop, O. N. Johns, assisted by J. A. Liechty, John D. Miller, and Charles Warsler, pastor of the Warsler Lutheran Church. Text, Eccl. 7:1. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
Knepp - Mary (Miller) Knepp was born in Johnson Co., Ia., July 28, 1867; died at her home notheast of Kalona, Ia., Jan. 31, 1935; aged 67 y. 6 m. 3 d. She was married to John J. Knepp, Dec. 12, 1889. to this union were born 9 children---6 sons and 3 daughters. Two sons---Simon and Maynard, and 2 daughters---Elva and Lena may, the latter the first wife of Benj. G. Gingerich, preceded her in death. Those surviving and mourning her departure are: her deeply bereaved husband, 1 daughter, Amanda wife of the late John Byler; 4 sons: Eli J., Edwin G., Lloyd C., John R., all of near Kalona, Ia.; 18 grandchildren, and 3 foster grandchildren; 1 sister---Mrs. John Hershberger; 5 brothers---Joseph, Joel, John, Manasses, and Benedict, all of near Kalona, Ia. At the age of sixteen she prefessed faith in Christ as her Savior and united with the Amish Mennonite church and lived a consistent life in that faith to the end. Mother Knepp was much concerned about the welfare of her family, and always had a desire to attend church and Sunday school whenever circumstances permitted. Death was due to weak heart and acute attack of influenza. Funeral services: opening sermon by A. C. Swartzendruber in German, using II Cor. 5:1-10; sermon by E. G. Swartzendruber in German from John 14:1 Remarks by D. J. Fisher in English from Rev. 14:13.
Myers - Elizabeth Myers, daughter of Benjamin and Rachel Keen, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., May 12, 1945; died Jan. 28, 1935; aged 89 y. 8 m. 16 d. She was married in 1866 to Amos M. Myers, who has been deceased 25 years. To this union were born 7 children, 3 of whom preceded them to the glory world---annie, Rachel, and Sara. Surviving are John Myers, Milton Myers, of New Providence; Abram B. Myers of Camargo; and Ada (wife of Harry Eckman) with whom she resided for 26 years. She was also survived by 15 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Mennonite church at New Providence. She joined in early youth, and remained faithful till the end. Mother was in failing health for a long time, but was always cheerful. She became ill on Dec. 27, and suffered terrible pain. Loving hands did all they could to relieve her suffering, but could not help. On the evening of Jan. 28, she fell asleep in Jesus. Funeral services were held on Feb. 1 at home at 1:30, conducted by Abram Metzler of Holtwood, and at the New Providence church at 2:00 o'clock, by Abram Martin of Intercourse. The body was laid to rest in the Strasburg Mennonite Cemetery.
"One by one the bonds are severed,
Binding hearts together here;
One by one new ties are added
To that land that knows no tear."
Hess - Annie Metzler Hess, wife of Pre. Samuel Hess of Shiremanstown, Pa., was born April 6, 1853; died Jan. 16, 1935; aged 81 y. 9 m. 10 d. She was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., the daughter of the late Abram adn Susan Metzler, and sister of the late Bishop Abram Metzler of Martinsburg, Pa. She is survived by her husband and 2 sons, Abram and Isaac, and 5 grandchildren. A daughter, Elizabeth, the wife of Pre. John B. Seitz of the Slate Hill congregation, preceded her in death three years ago. Sister Hess was converted in early life and united with the Mennonite church. Following her marriage she trasferred her membership to the Slate Hill congregation, Cumberland County, where she continued a faithful member and a regular church attendant until a number of years ago when church attendance became impracticable because of bodily infirmities which continued until death. The passing of Sister Hess brought to its earthly close a life that was marked by practical efficiency, steadfast faith, and humble and consistent Christian living. Through thesse personal characteristics, she enriched the lives of others,---by her faithfulness as a ninister's wife, by her devotion to children and grandchildren, and by her kindly hospitality to those who entered her home. As bodily strength declined, she calmly and confidently awaited the time when her Lord should call her home. Funeral services, conducted by Bro. Noah H. Mack, were held at the Slate Hill church. Text, Rev. 7:17. The body reposes in the adjoining cemetery, awaiting the joy of the resurrection.
*Transcriber's Note: "impracticable" as spelled in original.
Yothers - Ida Mae Yothers (nee Kratz), wife of Harvey K. Yothers, died at her home at Dublin, Pa., Feb. 5, 1935; aged 48 y. 3 m. 23 d. She had been in declining health for several years, but was in bed only 3 weeks. For many years she was a practical nurse, and nursed many people back to health or cared for them to the end. She was the daughter of William and Elizabeth Kratz and was born in New Britain Tp. After her marriage she and her husband bought the homestead and lived there several years. After selling the farm, they moved to Ambler where they lived about ten years, after which they moved to the old Yothers farm at Dublin where she resided till her death. She had a desire to regain her health, but was resigned to God's will, and was ready to go to the home beyond. Her mother died about a year ago. She is survived by her husband, 4 daughters---Mildred, Laura and Catherine (twins), and Edna, all living at home; also 2 sisters---Mrs. Leidy Smith of Dublin and Mrs. Solomon Gahman of Bally, Pa.; and 1 brother---Jacob Kratz of Macungie, Pa. Another Brother, Clayton Kratz, went to Russia after the World War to do relief work among the Russian Mennonites. Very little was heard of him since. He was probably murdered by the Bolshevist army. Services were held on Feb. 9, conducted by Bro. A. O. Histand at the home, and at the Blooming Glen Mennonite Church, where she was a faithful member since her girlhood days, by Melvin Bishop, Wilson Overholt, and Wilson Moyer. Text, Phil. 1:21-24. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
Lehman - George, son of Samuel M. and Anna (Longenecker) Lehman, was born in Baughman Tp., Wayne Co., Ohio, June 22, 1883; died Feb. 7, 1935; aged 51 y. 7 m. 15 d. On Feb. 27, 1908, he was united in marriage to Ada Bodine, with whom he shared the joys and sorrows of life. To them were born 1 son, Harold, 2 daughters, Esther and Ruth. Harold preceded his father in death over 10 years ago. His mother and 1 sister, Mrs. David Wenger, also preceded him. He leaves to mourn his sudden departure his loving companion, 2 daughters, Esther (Mrs. Kenneth Scott) of Canton, Ohio, and Ruth at home, his aged father and 2 sisters, Mrs. Harry Landis and Mrs. Roy Horst, all of Burton City, Ohio, and a host of other relatives and friends. On March 27, 1910, he and his companion received Christian baptism at the hands of Bro. I. J. Buchwalter and united with the Martin's Mennonite Church. Later they transferred their membership to the Orrville Mennonite Church, where he continued in full fellowship until death. Bro. Lehman always took a keen interest in the work of the Church, in the Sunday school, in the Young People's Meeting, and frequently appeared on local, district, and State Missionary and Sunday School Conference programs. He was a good neighbor, a loving father, a devoted husband, and a man of true moral worth and high Christian ideals. He will be missed in the Church, community and home. Services were conducted by I. W. Royer and A. R. Keiser at the home near Burton City, Ohio. Burial at the Martins Cemetery.
Smetter - Lena (Roth) Smetter was born in Henry Co., Iowa, near Wayland, on Apr. 1, 1864; died at her home near Goehner, Neb., Feb. 7, 1935; aged 70 y. 10 m. 7 d. She was marred to Frank Smetter in February, 1887. to this union were born 7 sons and 7 daughters. 2 sons and 1 daughter preceding her in death. She leaves to mourn her departure, her loving husband, 5 sons---Alvin and Irvin at home; Edward of Goehner; Wm., of Beaver Crossing; Joseph of Friend; 6 daughters---Mary, Elsie and Ella at home; Emma, of utica; Mrs. Katie Houder of Goehner; Mrs. Maggie Martin of Beaver Crossing, Neb. She also leaves 24 grandchildren, 2 having preceded her, and 2 great-grandchildren; also 3 sisters---Mrs. Anna Leichty of Baden, Ont.; Mrs. Mary Troyer of Shickley, Neb.; and Mrs. Katie Eicher of Milford; and 1 brother---Ben J. Roth of New Hamburg, Ont. Many other relatives and a host of friends and neighbors who have learned to know and love her during her stay here, also mourn her loss. Death came as a result of heart trouble with other disorders. Her sickness was of only a few weeks duration, and death came quietly and peacefully to usher her soul beyond this vale of tears and suffering. In her youth she accepted Christ as her Savior, and united with the Mennonite church, in which faith she died. Funeral services were held at the West Fairview Church Feb. 10, in charge of Ezra Roth, assisted by Henry Kuhns of Flagler, Colo., and Peter Kennel of Shickley, Neb. Text, Isa. 88:1. Interment in cemetery adjoining the church.
"Dearest mother, thou hast left us,
And thy loss we deeply feel,
But 'tis God who hath bereft us,
He can all our sorrows heal."
Coffman - Ella Mann, daughter of Christopher and Magdalena Mann, was born in Elkhart Co., Ind., Jan. 1, 1873; died in Vineland, Ont., Feb. 9, 1935; aged 62 y. 1 m. 9 d. She resided with her parents in Elkhart Co., Ind., and also for a time in Harvey Co., Kans., returning later to Elkhart Co., Ind. She was converted and united with the Mennonite Church, Elkhart, Ind., at the age of 19 years, and has been a devoted and active member during these past years. She spent some time in the Mission work in Chicago, while engaged in other employment in the city. On Nov. 20, 1901, she was united in marriage to S. F. Coffman, going with him to Vineland, Ont., in the same year. To them were born the following children: John E., Magdalena E., David W., Barbara F., and S. Ellen, who with her husband, survive her. On several occasions serious illness brought her near the door of her eternal abode, but God saw fit to restore her and grant her wish to be spared until her children reached mature years. In her passing over to be with the Lord she has met the experience for which she was always ready. Her faith in the Lord was not of oft-repeated profession. To her "To live was Christ," and to her " To die is gain." Besides her immediate family she leaves 3 sisters: Alice K. Miller, Adeline Stouffer, and Melinda King, and 2 brothers: Rufus K., and George A. The funeral was held Feb. 12. from her late residence to the Moyer Church, Vineland, Ont. Burial took place int eh adjoining cemetery. A very large concourse of people gathered to mourn with the sadly bereaved family. The ministers who took part in the service were L. J. Burkholder, Harold Chambers, C. F. Derstine, J. B. Martin and Oscar Burkholder. The subject of the funeral message was "Christian Womanhood," and the texts chosen were Prov. 31:10-12, 28-30; Acts 16: 14, 15.
Greenawalt - Mary A. Greenawalt, daughter of Joseph
and Nancy Smoker, was born in Noble Co., sourth of Ligonier,
Ind., Nov. 17, 1856; departed this life at her late home in Goshen,
Ind., Feb. 9,. 1935; aged 78 y. 2 m. 22 d. When she was a small
girl, her parents moved to a farm in Elkhart County just a little
southeast of goshen. Later they moved to a farm north of Ligonier,
Ind., where she grew to womanhood. She lived in this same community
until 1903 when she with her husband moved to their late home
in Goshen, Ind. On Nov. 16, 1880, she was united in marriage to
Emanuel K. Greenawalt, who preceded her in death Aug. 24, 1931.
This union was blessed with 3 children, all of whom survive her.
They are Lulu (Mrs. H. Frank Reist), of Falfurrias, Texas; Elva
W., of Goshen, Ind.; and Leland B., of Sturgis, Mich. She became
a Christian in her youth, uniting with the Mennonite Church, and
at the time of her death was a member of the Goshen College Congregation.
She lived a quiet, unassuming life in close fellowship with the
Lord. She had a spiritual appreciation of the Scriptures which
comes only through a prayerful and loving study of the Word in
humble dependence on the Spirit of God. Christ was her life. Truly
He was "nearer to her than breathing, nearer than hands or
feet." Prayer for others was to her a privilege and a duty.
It was just as natural as breathing and just as vital. She had
a deep interest in the work of the church. She took the missionary
program as her personal burden. The missionaries were her special
friends. She plead at the throne of God for their success. She
read widely, attended every possible missionary meeting, corresponded
with those on the field, and entertained missionaries in her home.
These activities of course resulted in full support of the work.
The following quotation seems peculiarly fulfilled in her life:
"Our interest in missions is a mark of our Christian character.
Our knowledge of missions is the measure of our Christian attainment.
Our participation in missions is the measure of our Chistian efficiency."
Since the death of her husband in 1931, Mrs. M. C. Lehman has
lived with her, ministering to her need and comfort in every possible
way. Sister Lehman came to her room as usual on the morning of
Feb. 9 and found her in the embrace of death. Her soul had gone
to be with God. She had walked with God, and she was not for God
took her. She leaves her 3 children, 7 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild,
and a host of relatives and friends to mourn their loss. She had
but gone before us. Funeral services were held from the late home,
1225 So. 8th St., Goshen, Ind., Feb. 11, 1935, in charge of C.
L. Graber. Text used, Gen.5:24. Interment was made in the Alwine
Cemetery, south of Goshen, in the family burial lot by the side
of her husband.
Lantz - Mahala (Kauffman) Lantz was born in Elkhart Co., Ind., Feb. 25, 1868; died Feb. 16, 1935; aged 66 y. 11 m. 21 d. She was united in marriage to William Lantz on Oct. 5, 1904. To this union were born 1 daughter (Beulah) and 2 sons (Paul of Middlebury, and Elmer who died in infancy). Sister Lantz united with the Mennonite Church in early life and remained faithful until death. She lived a quiet Christian life, and was faithful to her duties as a wife and mother, always concerned about the spiritual welfare of those about her. Surviving are her husband, 1 daughter (Mrs. Henry Moser), 1 son (Paul), 2 step-sons (Henry and Fred), 1 brother (Elmer Kauffman of Goshen, Ind.), 1 sister (Mrs. John Wenger) and a host of relatives and friends. Funeral services as the Clinton Frame Church, conducted by the Brethren I. S. Johns and D. D. Troyer. Text, Job 30:23.
Kaufman - Joseph, son of the late Levi and Matilda Kaufman, was born in Somerset Co., Pa., Dec. 29, 1879; died Jan. 24, 1935; aged 55 y. 25 d. He was first married to Susan Rhoads who died nineteen years ago. To this union was born 1 son (Ernest Willard), who survives. He was married to his second wife (Mary Daniels) who also survives him. To this union was born 1 daughter (Mildred Fern), who died six years ago. Besides the wife and son, his is survived by a brother (A. W. Kaufman), a half-brother (Elmer Blough), a half-sister (Hulda Kaufman), 1 grandchild, an adopted daughter, and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted in the home by S. G. Shetler and at the Thomas Mennonite Church, of which he was a faithful and active member, by S. G. Shetler, assisted by James Saylor. A large assemblage of people attended the funeral.
Van Pelt - William H., son of W. H. and Elizabeth Van Pelt, was born Feb. 9, 1850, in Rockingham Co., va.; died Jan. 31, 1935; aged 84 y. 11 m. 21 d. In 1876 he came to Allen Co., Ohio, where he spent the remainder of his life. On Dec. 26, he was married to Jane Stemen. Ten children were born to this union , six of whom survive, as follows: Mrs. Olive Gettman of Lima, Ohio; Jesse of Los Angeles, Calif; Mrs. Magdalena Sharpneck of Mt. Vernon, Ohio; Earl of Pittsburgh, Pa.; Harry of Hammond, Ind.; and Minor of New Orleans, La. He also leaves 8 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. His wife preceded him in death nine years. He was a member of the Salem Mennonite Church for more than 50 years. He was a diligent reader of the Bible. Though nearly blind for a number of years, he read the New Testament though two or three times a year for several years. Funeral services were held Feb. 3, at the Central Mennonite CHurch at Elida, by Andrew Brenneman assisted by Noah Cool. Burial in the Salem Cemetery.
Burkholder - Bishop John S. Burkholder, son of the late Joseph and Barbara (Sollenberger) Burkholder, was born Jan. 8, 1861; died suddenly of a heart attack on Feb. 8, 1935; aged 74 y. 1 m. He is survived by his wido, Kattie Burkholder (nee Lehman), 6 children - Samuel J., Solomon O., Martha E. (wife of Chas. Bless), Barbara A. (at home), Emma C. (wife of Henry Sollenberger), and Harry L.; also 3 sisters and 1 brother---Maria Kuhns, Elizabeth Frey, Annie Lehman, and Amos Burkholder. He was ordained to the ministry on June 7, 1901, and served in that capacity until June 16, 1909, at which time he was ordained bishop of the Mennonite churches of Franklin Co. He officiated at over 100 funerals, and nearly 100 marriages. His funeral was held on Feb. 12, at the Strasburg Mennonite church; burial in adjoining cemetery. The officiating ministers were Bro. Geo. Ernst, Bishops Henry Lutz and Denton Martin. Texts, II Tim. 4:6-8, I Sam. 20:18b.
F stands for Father, a God-given blessing;
A stands for all things he has done for us;
T is for tears he shed in our behalf;
H is for heart of pure love.
E is for his eyes that looked upon us;
R is for right for which he always stood.
Put these all together---they spell F-A-T-H-E-R
A word with heavenly meaning to us.
Miller - Levi J., son of Jacob and Lucinda (Chupp) Miller, was born in Elkhart Co., Ind., east of Goshen, Jan 12, 1894. On Dec. 23, 1915, he was United i9n matrimony to Mary A. Kauffman. To this union were born 2 sons, the older (Ralph) passing away in 1920 at the age of three. He and family became residents of Elkhart about ten years ago, he being employed at the Indiana Brass works for a number of years. He united with teh Amish Mennonite Church east of Goshen at the age of 18, and trasferred his membership to the Prairie St. Mennonite Church when they located in this city, and was faithful to the end. He passed away after an illness of ten days at his home just outside of the city on Feb. 16, 1935; aged 41 y. 1 m. 4 d. His survivors are his companion, a son (Olen), his father and a sister (Mrs. Margaret Bontrager) both of Mendon, Mich., and 5 brothers, John of Mishawaka, Emanuel of Kendallville, and Joni, Daniel and Annon of Elkhart, besides many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Prairie St. Mennonite Church in Elkhart on Feb. 18, 1935, conducted by J. S. Hartzler and Jacob K. Bixler. Text, Rom. 8:18, 19. Burial in Prairie St. Cemetery.
Hochstetler - Anna Marie Plank Hoschstetler was born near Kalona, Ia., July 24, 1908; died at her home north of Kalona, Feb. 11, 1935; aged 26 y. 6 m. 17 d. She accepted the Lord in her youth and united with the East Union Mennonite Church, where she was a faithful member until the Lord took her home. Aug. 28, 1928, she was united in marriage to Lewis Hochstetler. To this union 3 duaghters were born: Mary Katharine, Marjora Ann, and Dorathy Rey. Marie lived her entire life in the community, graduating with the class of 1926 from the Kalona High School. She was of a kindly disposition which naturally won for her many friends. She was a devoted companion and mother, was much concerned for her family, and wished to get well for their sake if it was the Lord's will, but was resigned to His will. Her early death is mourned by her husband and 3 daughters, her parents (Mr. and Mrs. William Plank of Kalona), 1 brother (Stanley at home) and a host of relatives and friends. The cause of her death was pneumonia. After a week's illness she passed away, and we humbly submit to His will. Funeral services were held at the East Union Mennonite Church Feb. 12, conducted by Ed. Shetler and D. J. Fisher. Burial in East Union Cemetery.
Byler - Sarah Swarey Byler was born Aug. 28, 1869, in Juniata Co., Pa.; died Feb. 4, 1935; aged 65 y. 5 m. 7 d. She accepted Christ as her Savior and united with the Amish Mennonite Church in the days of her youth, remaining faithful until the end. She was united in marriage to Benjamin L. Byler on Jan. 20, 1890, who with 4 sons and 1 daughter, all of whom are married, survive. The children are as follows: John, Benjamin, and Joseph of Allensville, Pa; David and Annie (wife of Jesse Yoder) of Belleville, Pa. They are left to mourn the loss of an ever kind, faithful wife and mother. Twenty-one grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and a large circle of friends also mourn their loss. Sarah had been in delicate health having suffered a severe illness two years ago, from which she never fully recovered her strength. Though suffering much physical weakness, she endured all very patiently and without complaint. She gradually grew weaker, until she quietly and peacefully passed away. Her last words, spoken with a smile, were: "I believe I can sleep now." Funeral services were held in her late home, southwest of Belleville, on Feb. 7, by Samuel Yoder and John B. Peachey. Texts, Jno. 5:24-26; Rev. 20:11-15. Burial in the cemetery southwest of Belleville.
"Beautiful rest for the weary,
Well deserved rest for the true,
When our life's journey is ended,
We shall again be with you."
Wyse - Mary Wyse (nee Short), wife of Amos Wyse, deceased, was born Oct. 31, 1874, near Archbold, Ohio; died at her home near Elmira, Ohio, Feb. 2, 1935; aged 60 y. 3 m. 1 d. She was sick only a few days. Her sickness started with influenza, which soon developed into pneumonia, causing her death. She was united in marriage with Amos Wyse, April 10, 1894. To this union were born 2 sons (Johnnie and Chauncey), and 2 daughters (Edna and Rose). She leaves a daughter (Mrs. Jesse Short), 8 grandchildren, 1 sister (Mrs. Peter J. Stuckey), 1 brother (Samuel S. Short), a step-mother, and many neear relatives and friends. Her husband, 2 sons, and 1 daughter preceded her in death. Her husband died Dec. 19, 1902, leaving her a widow for a little over 32 years. Sister Short was of a kind and loving disposition and manifested the spirit of friendliness to every one she met. While she had many trials and sorrows in life, yet she always was able to look on the bright side of things and commit it all to Him who is able to help. She confessed her Savior in her younger years, and united with the Amish Mennonite congregation, near Archbold, Ohio. and lived a consistent Christian life unto the end. Funeral services wer held Feb. 5 at the home of E. L. Frey, and at the Central A. M. Church by S. S. Wyse and S. D. Grieser. Texts, Jno 14:6 and II Tim 1:12. Interment in Eckley Cemetery.
"in our hearts her memory lingers,
Sweetly, tender, fond and true;
There will not be a day, dear Mother,
That we will not think of you."
Yoder - Edna M. Yoder, daughter of David and Lydia King, was born at Allensville, Pa., Mar. 12, 1892; died Jan. 30, 1935, after a period of intense suffering from an attack of influenza; aged 42 y. 10 m. 18 d. On the evening of Jan. 27, 1935, after having special prayer with her family, she was taken to Trinity Hospital, Minot, N. Dak., where her illness developed into pneumonia. On Jan. 30, she peacefully folded her arms and her spirit took its departure. July 27, 1915, she was united in marriage to Jesse B. Yoder, at the home of his parents near Surrey, N. Dak., which was their home more than nineteen years of happy married life. To this union were born 4 sons and 2 daughters. One son (Sidney Ray) passing away in infancy. Surviving her are her sorrowing companion, 3 sons and 2 daughters (Earl, John, Fred, Marian, and Annabelle), her lonely mother-in-law (Mrs. Rachel Yoder), all at home. She also leaves 1 half-brother (Charles Zook of Belleville, Pa.) and 5 half-sisters (Mrs. Artie Yoder, Mrs. Kate Yoder, Mrs. Mary Ressler, Miss Rhoda Zook, all of Belleville, Pa., and Mrs. Eval Dahl of Baltimore, Md.), besides many distant relatives and friends. At the age of 18 she was converted and became a member of the Mennonite Church, to which faith she remained true to the end. She was an interested Christian worker, and served her church as a Sunday school teacher for a number of years. She was a helpful companion, a dutiful mother, and an obliging neighbor. Funeral services were conducted on Sunday afternoon, Feb. 3, at the home by Bro. L. A. Kauffman of Surrey, N. Dak., and at the Fairview Mennonite Church, near Surrey, by Bro. Eli G. Hochstetler, Wolford, N. Dak., assisted by Brethren Archie Kauffman, Kenmare, N. Dak., and L. A. Kauffman. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
Schweitzer - Lovina, daughter of Jacob D. and Amanda Stutzman, was born at Walnut Creek, Ohio, Dec. 30, 1878; died Feb. 8, 1935; aged 56 y. 1 m. 8 d. When quite young her parents moved to Milford, Neb., where she grew to womanhood. She was united in marriage to Mose J. Schweitzer on July 3, 1898. This union was blessed wtih on daughter. Those preceding her in death are her father, 2 brothers, and 1 sister (Emery, Ida, and Edward). She leaves her husband and only daughter (Dorothy), also her mother, 5 brothers, and 3 sisters (Alvin, David, Jake, John, Fred, Mrs. J. M. Schlegel, Mrs. Wm. Schlegel, and Mrs. Pete Schlegel), besides other relatives and friends. At an early age she united with the East Fairview Mennonite Church and faithfully upheld its doctrines and enjoyed her fellowship. She was of a quiet, patient, and loving disposition, being much concerned about providing for the needs of the family, and little complaining when the cares of life and other duties were multiplying. She was in comparatively good health until about a month ago, when she injured her back in a fall. This finally affected her heart, but was not considered serious until two days before she died, when other complications also set in. She was conscious of her leaving, and expressed herself in readiness to meet her Lord, and a desire to have others live right. Her passing away will be greatly felt in the home, where whe was a kind mother, and the the Church and community where she labored and administed the necessities of life to others. Funeral services conducted by J. E. Zimmerman, assisted by P. R. Kennel and Wm R. Eicher.
"We miss thee from our home, dear Mother,
We miss thee from thy place;
A shadow over our life is cast,
We miss the sunshine of thy face."
Transcribed by Richele Herr, Ohio.