Gospel Herald, July 1, 1937 - Vol. XXX, No.14 - pages 302, 303, 304
Huseman.-Walter, son of James and Marie (Gehman) Huseman, died June 6, 1937; aged 1 m. 18 d. He leaves his parents, 1 sister (F. Elizabeth), and 1 brother (James), also his paternal and maternal grandmothers. Funeral services were held at the Allegheny Mennonite meetinghouse, conducted by Bro. Moses Gehman. Text, Mark 10 :13-17. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
Neff.- Minnie C., daughter of Cornelius and Catherine (Hostetler) Neff, was born June 23, 1888, at Sugarcreek, Ohio; passed to her reward June 4, 1937, at the McRae Hospital in Alpena, Mich.; aged 48 y. 11 m. 12 d. She accepted Christ in her youth and kept close to her Savior through life. Minnie was also very faithful in the home, always being so willing to lend a hand whenever possible. Her departure was a shock to all because she was well until only four days before her death. She leaves mother, (her father having preceded her in death), and 3 brothers (Henry and Edwin of Comins, and John of Sugarcreek, 0.); also 2 nieces and 6 nephews and many other relatives and friends.
Ropp.- Christiana, daughter of the late Nicklaus and Barbara (Bender) Ruby, was born at East Zorra, Out., Oct. 7, 1883; died of pneumonia at her home near Poole, Ont., April 29, 1937; aged 53 y. 6 m. 22 d. She was married to Bro. Moses Ropp Feb. 23, 1911. She leaves her sorrowing husband, 2 sons and 3 daughters (all at home), 4 brothers, and many friends and relatives. She accepted Jesus as her Savior in her youth and united with the Amish Mennonite Church to which she remained faithful to the end. During her illness she expressed her desire to go home. Funeral services were held May 2 at the home by Bro. Peter Boshart and at the Poole A. M. Church by Bro. D. S. Jutzi and Jesse B. Martin. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
Snyder.- Franklin B., son of Christian and Barbara (Bauman) Snyder, was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., Jan. 10, 1856; died May 17, 1937, at the home of his son Ira after an illness of seven weeks; aged 81 y. 4 m. 7 d. He was a member of the Mennonite Church for many years and attended services whenever health permitted. He was united in marriage to Magdalene Brubaker who survives. He is also survived by the following children: Ira of near Hawksville, Ont.; Barbara (Mrs. Simeon Martin) of Heidelburg, Ont.; Israel and Amos of Columbiana, Ohio; David of near Waterloo, Ont.; John of Baden, Ont.; Elias of Kitchener, Out. Funeral services were held on May 19 at the St. Jacobs Mennonite Church, conducted by Bros. Abram Bearinger, Jonas Snider, and Roy Koch.
Krull.- Harry, son of Frederick and Simkjan Rystraw Krull was born in Elkhart Co., Ind., June 9, 1874. In early life he was converted and united with the Mennonite Church and Salem congregation, where he was a faithful member until death. On March 9, 1907, he was united in marriage to Anna Pelsma. He was stricken with apoplexy about 10 days ago and peacefully passed away on Monday morning, June 14; aged 63 y. 5 d. He leaves his companion, a foster son (John Da Freese of Foraker, Ind.), 3 grandchildren, 4 brothers (Albert and John of Nappanee, Anne of Fexhoma, Okla., George of New Paris), 1 sister (Mrs. Herman Brouwer of New Paris) and many relatives and friends. Funeral services conducted by D. A. Yoder and W. E. Mangus.
Byers.-Jay Robert, son of Paul B. and Anna (Shetter) Byers, was born Aug. 4, 1936. Died at his home near Chambersburg, Pa., May 23, 1937. Besides his parents he is survived by 1 sister (Wilma Jane), his grandparents (Mrs. J. J. Byers, Sheridan, Oreg., and John H. Shetter, Chambersburg). Though his stay with us was short, we miss his little presence in our home. Brief services were conducted at the home by Bro. Geo. Ernst and at the Chambersburg Mennonite Church by Bro. Walter Lehman. Text, Job 1:21 (latter clause).
"No one knows the silent heartaches,
Only those who have lost can tell
Of the grief and tears shed in silence,
For dear Jay Robert we all loved so well."
Burkhart.- Harry B., son of Aaron H. and Annie Burkhart,
was born at Bareville, Pa., Jan. 7, 1895; died of a heart condition
at the Lancaster General Hospital on May 19, 1937, after a brief
illness; aged 42 y. 4 m. 12 d. He was a member of the Mennonite
Church from his youth. He is survived by his wife (Edna M. Landis),
his parents, 2 sisters (Suetta, wife of Furry Frey; Mabel, wife
of Frank K. Book), also many relatives and friends. Brief services
were held at the home May 22 by Elmer G. Martin, and at the Stumptown
Mennonite Church by Elmer G. Martin and David L. Landis. Text,
Rev. 7 :18, 14. lnterment in adjoining cemetery.
"God knows the way, He holds the key,
He guides us with unerring hand;
Sometime with tearless eyes we'll see,
Up there, sometime, we'll understand."
Knopp.- Jonas M., son of Samuel and Catherine (Miller) Knopp, was born May 26, 1856; died June 12, 1937; aged 81 y. 17 d. He was united in marriage to Sarah Ann Heisy, who preceded him in death 22 years ago to the day. He is survived by 4 daughters and 1 son (Mrs. Anna Conrad, Louisville, Ohio; Mrs. Clayton Rohrer, Wadsworth, 0.; Lizzie, at home; Mrs. Israel Snyder, Columbiana, 0.; Ezra, on the home farm), 20 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren. He was a member of the Old Order Mennonite Church for about 55 years and remained faithful, having partaken of communion only a week before his death. While he was growing feeble and well advanced in years, death came very suddenly, as he had walked to the barn and returned only a few minutes before he passed away. Funeral services were conducted on June 15 at the home by Daniel Witmer and at the church by Daniel Witmer, Benj. Good, Moses Horst, David Wenger, and Abram Good. - Interment in adjoining cemetery.
Martin.- Elisha M., son of the late Benjamin and Anna Martin, was born March 10, 1853; died of heart trouble on May 25, 1937; aged 84 y. 2 m. 15 d. Early in life he accepted Christ as his Savior, united with the Mennonite Church, and remained a faithful member until death. He was united in marriage to Mary Heller who preceded him in death. He leaves the following children: Enos B. of Lititz, Pa.; Aaron R. and Amos H., Ephrata, Pa.; having resided with the latter for the past 19 years; Mary, wife of Clyde Goldfus, Lancaster, Pa.; Lizzie, wife of J. Ross Goldfus, Lancaster, Pa. He also leaves 39 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the home of his son Amos on May 27 by Bro. Noah Hurst, and at the Groffdale Mennonite Church by Joseph E. Hostetter and John S. Hess. Text, Jno. 5:28, 29. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
"His room is empty, all is still,
His place is vacant, it was God's will;
So long he waited for his rest,
Our blessed Lord knew what was best."
By a granddaughter.
Detweiler.- Harry Hunsberger, son of David F. and Marietta (Hunsberger) Detweiler, was born at Kimberly, Idaho, Aug. 31, 1911; died June 13, 1937; aged 25 y. 9 m. 13 d. Death came after a week of suffering from a fractured skull and other injuries received in an automobile collision. Survivors include the father, 5 brothers (Claude, Paul, and George of Twin Falls, and William and David of Hazelton), 6 sisters (Mrs. W. A. Coiner of Hansen, Mrs. L. E. Hilty of Nampa, Mrs. Bertha Nesbitt of Los Angeles, Sadie Detweiler of Denver, Grace and Kathryn Detweiler, both of San Francisco). An older brother (John) and his mother preceded him in death. At an early age, he joined the faith of his parents, the Mennonite Church at Filer, continuing in this faith until death. Being in business with two brothers in Twin Falls, his many contacts with people made for him many friends, and approximately 500 met to pay their last tributes to Harry. He knew before departing that his end was near and left the testimony that he was ready to go. It is comforting to his loved ones that he is now at peace and, rest. Funeral services were conducted by Brethren E. S. Garber and S. Honderich. Text, Isa. 55:6-9 (selected by his father). Interment in Twin Falls Cemetery.
Mumaw.- Ira, son of John and Lydia (Good) Mumaw was born near Orrville, Ohio, Jan. 28, 1902; died at Logansport, lnd., June 14, 1937; aged 35 y. 4 m. 16 d. At the age of five he came with his parents to Elkhart Co., lnd., where he grew to manhood. On Feb. 11, 1928, he was united in marriage to Martha Weaver of Wakarusa, Ind., and to this union were born three children. He leaves his companion, the children (Lowell Edward, Mary Louise, and Gladys Berdean), his father and mother near Elkhart, 3 brothers (Enos and Henry of Elkhart and Aaron of Wakarusa), and 2 sisters (Cora Tyson of Goshen and Clara of Elkhart); also many other relatives. In youth he confessed his Lord and united with the Mennonite Church, of which he was a faithful member until death. He had a friendly disposition which he exercised towards all. He bore his affliction for eight years patiently and was seldom heard to complain. Services were conducted June 16 at the home of his parents and at the Yellow Creek Church by Brethren Jonas Loucks and Jacob K. Bixler. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.
Brubaker.- Amanda E. (Risser) Brubaker was born Jan.
18, 1867; died May 3, 1937, at the home of her daughter, Mrs.
Oscar Flory, Lawn, Pa.; aged 70 y. 3 m. 15 d. She was preceded
in death by her husband (Seth Brubaker) and 1 daughter (Ethel).
She is survived by 2 sons (Daniel and Wilmer) and 3 daughters
(Mrs. Mabel Reed, Mrs. Laura Flory, and Mrs. Stella Stabley),
13 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. She was a faithful
member of the Mennonite Church of the Stauffer congregation. She
always delighted in attending the church services. As her strength
during the past year did not always permit her going to the "house
of the Lord" she would look forward to again being able to
attend the church service if she became stronger. Her quiet Christian
character was an inspiration to, all who, knew her. Brief services
were held at her home in Lawn led by B. P. Geiske, pastor of the
Lawn church, with funeral services at Risser's Mennonite Church
conducted by Bishop Noah Risser. Text, Rev. 14:13. Burial in the
"Dearer to us than words can tell,
Are the thoughts of the one whom we loved so well,
"Tis only those who have loved and lost,
Who can realize the bitter cost."
Derstine.- Anna Mae, eldest daughter of Clarence F. and Mamie (Histand) Derstine, was born in Souderton, Pa., Jan. 15, 1917; died May 28, 1937; aged 20 y. 4 m. 13 d. When thirteen years old she yielded her soul to the Lord and united with the Doylestown Mennonite Church. Her life was one of devotion and piety. Faithfully she served her Lord as Sunday school teacher in her home church, a mission Sunday school, and also in the winter weekly Bible school. This winter she was a student at the Bible School in Kitchener, Ont. Soon after her return home she had a nervous breakdown. Pneumonia developed a few weeks later, which caused her death. She is survived by her sorrowing parents, 4 brothers and 2 sisters (Chester, Norman, Walton, Kermet, Gladys, and Beulah), 4 grandparents (Bro. and Sister A. 0. Histand, Bro, and Sister Mahlon Derstine). Funeral services were conducted at the Doylestown Mennonite Church May 30 by Joseph Gross, John F. Bressler, and E. J. Swalm. Text, Psa. 39 :4. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
"She has gone through the gate to another land,
Led by the Master's hand;
Where everything is kind and good,
Where everything is understood.
So we believe that the One above
Has taken her home as an act of love."
Howard.- Raymond Benjamin, son of Benjamin (deceased) and Alice (Brunk) Howard Hartman, was born near Elida, Ohio; died of complications at his home in Woodstock, Va., May 2, 1937; aged 31 y. 5 m. 12 d. He confessed Christ as his Savior and united with the Mennonite Church in his youth. He was a member of the Pike and Salem congregations near Elida, Ohio, but after making his home in Virginia, the last seven years he held his membership at the Weavers Church near Harrisonburg. We cannot understand why one should be called away so early in life, but we know that God in His infinite wisdom never makes any mistakes. "His way is the right way, His way is the best way". On Nov. 6, 1939, he was united in marriage to Anna M. Sharpes. Surviving is his sorrowing companion. He is also survived by his mother, 1 sister (Mrs. Noah Good), 1 nephew, 3 nieces, a grandmother, and many relatives and friends. Funeral services were held from Weavers Church, conducted by Bro. S. H. Rhodes, assisted by Bro. J. R. Mumaw. Text, Rev. 14:12, 13. Interment in the cemetery near by.
"Our loved one is lying in death's cold embrace
And no more here shall we see his face.
When the trumpet shall sound and the dead shall arise,
We shall all be united with the Lord in the skies.
No sickness or death will weary us there,
But the joy of heaven with loved ones we'll share."
Gingerich.- Mary Rosena, oldest daughter of Joseph and Hannah Martin (both deceased) was born near Hopedale, Ill., Dec. 25, 1882; died at her home near Kouts, Ind., June 15, 1937; aged 54 y. 5 m. 21 d. She united with the Mennonite Church in her youth and remained in that faith to the end. On Jan. 1, 1901, she was united in marriage with Andrew Gingerich at Hopedale, Ill. To this union were born 11 children, namely: Nellie, at home; Florence who died in 1904; Joseph of Hebron, lnd.; Edward and Irvin of Valparaiso, Ind.; Elmer, who died in 1911; Mrs. Elsie Birky of Kouts; Mrs. Bertha Speicher of Middlebury, Ind.; Delmar, Alvin and La Vera at home. She leaves also 9 grandchildren, 4 sisters, and 1 brother (Mrs. Andy Gut of Kouts; Mrs. Lewis Birky of Valparaiso, lnd.; Mrs. Joe Good of La Crosse, lnd.; Mrs. B. T. Eash and Elmer Martin of Hopedale, Ill.). The first six years of their married life were spent near Hopedale. During this time she with her husband and two children made a trip to Germany. In the spring of 1906 they moved to a farm near Beaver Crossing, Neb. In March, 1918, she with her family moved to Kouts, where they have since resided. She was a charter member of the Hopewell Mennonite church at that place. On the morning of June 13 she with her husband and four children were on the way to visit the daughter (Bertha) and husband at Middlebury when they were in a collision with another car near Bremen in which she received injuries so severe that on Tuesday morning she quietly passed away. In her going the family has lost a faithful, loving wife and mother and the Church a loyal member. But we know that our loss is her eternal gain, and we humbly bow to Him who doeth all things well. Funeral service was conducted by Dean Birky assisted by Silas Yoder of Middlebury, Ind. Burial near Kouts, Ind.
Mast.- John D., son of David and Nancy (Livengood) Mast,
was born in Somerset Co., Pa., Aug. 17, 1852. On the morning of
May 12 he was injured in an auto accident near La Grange, Ind.,
and died in the Erwin Hospital in LaGrange on the evening of May
13; aged 84 y. 8 m. 26 d. When a young man he came to Howard Co.,
lnd., and on Nov. 11, 1878, he was married to Amanda Miller. She
died on March 26, 1894, and of the seven children born to this
union, three preceded her in death. In December, 1900, he was
married to Lydia Stuckey of Archbold, Ohio. Of the three children
born to them, Clara preceded her mother, who died on March 15,
1905, in death. At this time he was living near Hopedale, Ill.
In the spring of 1907 he moved near Shipshewana, Ind., and for
the last twelve years had made his home with his daughter, Mrs.
Menno Hooley. In his youth he gave his heart to the Lord. and
united with the Mennonite Church, and for the last thirty years
has had his membership with the Forks congregation near Middlebury.
He leaves the following children: Mrs. Amos Sutter, Hopedale,
Ill.; Ammon of Clarence, N. Y.; Milton of South Bend, Ind.; Mrs.
Menno Hooley, Topeka, lnd.; Amos of Morence, Mich., and Mrs. Mary
Riegsecker, Fayette, Ohio; also 20 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
He leaves 4 brothers and 4 sisters; Alexander of White Cloud,
Mich; Abe of Hopedale, Ill.; Samuel of Delavan, Ill; Jerry of
Elkhart, lnd.; Mrs. Joe Kendall and Mrs. Lizzie Little of Greentown,
lnd.; Mrs. Sadie Kendall of Goshen, Ind., and Mrs. Mattie Harris
of Elmdale, Mich.; besides many other relatives and friends. Funeral
services were held May 16 at the Forks Mennonite Church, in charge
of Bro. D. D. Miller assisted by Early Bontrager and Edwin Yoder.
Burial in the Shore Cemetery.
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Crouthamel.- Mary Ann, widow of the late John Crouthamel, died in Bedminster, Pa., May 21, 1937; aged 88 y. She was not a member at Deep Run, but was buried there beside the graves of her husband and parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Kratz.
Leatherman.- Anna Catharine, daughter of Samuel and Ella (Swartz) Leatherman, died at her home at Bedminster, Pa., April 15, 1937, after a week's illness of a strange malady, a sort of poisoning of the system; aged 15 y. 8 m. She is survived by her parents, 1 brother (Willis), her grandmother, and many relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Deep Run Church of which she was a member for several years.
Myers.- Emma, daughter of the late Aaron Myers, died at the home of her sister Salome Overholt, Pipersville, Pa., on May 3, 1937; aged 72 years. She was never married, and nearly her whole life was spent on the farm where she was born. The only near relative survivors are her sister and several nieces and nephews. She was a member of the Deep Run Church, where funeral services were conducted by the home ministers.
Myers.- Sarah, widow of the late John H. Myers, died at her home near Wismer, Pa., May 5, 1937; aged 83 y. She was the last one of the late Isaac Myers family. She is survived by the following children: Nathan, Oliver, Mrs. Winfield Wolfinger, Mrs. Samuel Myers, all of Melchor's Corner; Mrs. Charles Snyder, Plumsteadville; Mrs. Nora Ritaman, Kulpmont, Pa. At the time of her death she was with the oldest sister in the Deep Run Mennonite Church. Funeral services and burial were at Deep Run.
Zimmerman.- Anna Zimmerman was born in Cumberland Co., Pa., March 10, 1850; died at the Mennonite Old People's Home, near Maugansville, Md. (where she had made her home the last twelve years of her life) June 19, 1937; aged 87 y. 3 in. 9 d. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church and of the Reiff congregation. She is survived by one brother (Abraham Zimmerman of Orrville, Ohio). Funeral services were held at the Old People's Home and at the Mechanicsburg Church, on June 22, by Brethren John B. Seitz and Moses K. Horst. The body was laid to rest in the Slate Hill burying grounds.
Kulp.- Granville B., son of Isaac L. and Esther (Bewighouse) Kulp, was born at Deep Run, Pa., in 1911; died in Perkasie, Pa., Sunday, March 7, 1937; aged 25 y. He was never very strong and could not play or work as most boys do. He often suffered epileptic fits,, and had such a spell just before his death. He was a member of the Deep Run Mennonite Church since his youth. He is survived by his parents, 2 brothers (Harvey and Joseph), 3 sisters (Mrs. Albert Myers, Mrs. Greaser, and Catharine). Services were held at his home and also in the Deep Run Church by the home ministers. Burial in Deep Run Cemetery.
Tyson.- Clara, daughter of the late William and Clementine Hockman of Pipersville, Pa., died at her home after a long illness on April 13, 1937; aged 62 y. 6 m. She is survived by her husband, 4 sons (William of Dublin, Raymond of New Britain, Howard of Dublin, Lloyd of Doylestown), a number of grandchildren, and 1 sister (Maggie, who lived with her and cared for her in her last illness). She was a member of the Old Mennonite Church of Deep Run for many years. Services were conducted at her home and at the Deep Run Church by the home ministers, assisted by Harold Harper, a friend of the family. Burial in the nearby cemetery.
Delp.- Catharine, daughter of Jacob and Mary Rush, was born at Plumsteadville, Pa.; died at her home at Harleysville, Pa., on Sunday, May 23, 1937, twelve hours after giving birth to a daughter; aged 30 y. She is survived by her bereaved husband (Enos Delp), 1 son (Arlin), the infant daughter (Ruth), her parents, 4 sisters (Mrs. Erwin Yothers, Mrs. Henry Rice, Mrs. Henry Overholt, Mrs. Elmer Wismer, all living in the Delp Run section), 5 brothers (Joseph, Raymond, Paul, all living near Plumsteadville; Isaac and Theodore of Doylestown, Pa.). She united with the Deep Run Mennonite Church about thirteen years ago. After her marriage she transferred her membership to the Plain congregation. Funeral services were held at the house by Elias Landis and Elmer Price, and at the Plain Church by J. C. Clemens and John Lapp.
Weaver.- Lavina (Burkhart) Weaver was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., May 29, 1872; died June 18, 1937; aged 65 y. 19 d. On Oct. 19, 1893, she was married to Menno B. Weaver. To this union were born 7 children of which 2 died in infancy. She leaves her husband, 2 sons (Lester and David), 3 daughters (Alta-Mrs. Fred Groves; Ruth-Mrs. Leland Kenagy; Ethel- Mrs. Martin C. Harbott), 2 sisters (Mrs. S. W. Stauffer, Mrs. D. Z. Schertz), and 1 brother (Eli Burkhart). The last few years she suffered from rheumatic pains, and the last few months she suffered greatly; but she bore her sufferings with Christian fortitude. She accepted Christ as her personal Savior early in life and was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church throughout life. Funeral services were held in the home, thence to the Lake Charles Cemetery for interment. Services in charge of Bro. E. S. Hallman (text, Jno. 14:3), assisted by three city ministers.
Borntrager.- Clara (Yoder) Borntrager was born Oct.
11, 1869, in Somerset Co., Pa.; died on Feb. 10, 1937, in Holmes
Co., Ohio; aged 67 y. 4 m. She was married to Abraham I. Borntrager
on Nov. 27, 1889, and lived in matrimony over 47 years. She leaves
her bereaved husband, 3 sons, and 1 daughter. One son and all
her brothers and sisters preceded her in death-Noah of New York,
Adin, Josie of Wooster, Elem of Pa., Sarah, Mrs. William N. Miller
of the home. She was sick only a short time with pneumonia when
she was peacefully called to the great beyond. She was a kind
and loving wife and mother, and had many friends. She was a faithful
member of the Amish Church. She always had a good word for others
and a helping hand when someone was in need. She will be greatly
missed in the home. It seems so hard to part with one we loved
so well, but our loss is her eternal gain. Funeral services were
conducted at the home Feb. 13 by Solomon Schlabach and Dan E.
Hershberger. Burial in the Miller Cemetery.
'Tis hard to part with mother dear,
No more to see, no more to hear;
A nobler mother could not be,
But yet we're glad if God thought best
To end her troubles and give her rest,
In heaven to sing with angels fair."
Arment.- Lizzie N.. wife of Ralph Arment, was born Feb.
16, 1883; died at her home in Blue Ball, Pa., May 30, 1937; aged
54 y. 3 m.
14 d. She peacefully fell asleep Sunday morning from a lingering illness, having been an invalid for almost five years. Most of this time she spent in bed and was cared for by members of her family. She was always very patient and enjoyed reading her Bible every day as long as she was able. She also appreciated visitors and enjoyed when the brethren came to give her communion and have services. She was a member of the Mennonite Church for many years. She was the daughter of the late Isaac N. and Barbara Martin. Mother was the first to break the family circle on earth to start it in heaven. On Dec. 26, 1907, she was united in marriage to Ralph Arment. She leaves her bereaved husband and the following children: Barbara, wife of Benjamin Zeiset, East Earl; Martin of Gordonville; Isaac, Blue Ball; Ralph, Edith and Ida, at home. She also leaves 5 grandchildren, 3 brothers (Horace N., East Earl; Isaac N. and Martin W., Blue Ball), 1 sister (Barbara, wife of C. E. Sensenig, Blue Ball). Funeral services were held at the home and at the Weaverland Church by Abram Martin and Aaron Weaver.
"Dearest mother, thou hast left us,
Here our loss we deeply feel;
But 'tis God who hath bereft us,
He can all our sorrows heal."
Moore.- Emma Jane, daughter of David and Nancy Culp, was born Oct. 5, 1866; died June 19, 1937; aged 70 y. 8 m. 11 d. On Dec. 2, 1886, she was united in marriage to Samuel Moore of Virginia. He died June 23, 1919. She leaves 2 brothers (John of Elida and Christian of Virginia), 6 sisters (Malinda, wife of William Stinebuck; Cora, wife of Thomas Glass; Martha, wife of Thomas Stinebuck; Lena, all of Elida; Nancy, wife of Moses Evers of Oreg.; Sarah, wife of George Larue of Toledo, 0.), also many other relatives and friends. In early life she united with the Mennonite Church. Some years later she transferred her membership to the Methodist Church, but in the year 1926 she again united with the Mennonite Church and remained a faithful member until death. She will be greatly missed in the Church and town where she lived. She was interested in the work of the Church and always ready to do her part. She voluntarily did nearly all of the janitor work of the Church ever since its organization in 1926. She was also much interested in the sewing circle and furnished room for the meeting for a number of years. She also gave the use of her basement to serve meals on occasions of all-day meetings which the Church greatly appreciated. She was a regular attendant at Church and always at her post of duty when health permitted. She loved her Savior and greatly enjoyed laboring for Him. Funeral services were held June 21 at the Central Church by Andrew Brenneman and M. L. Troyer. Text, Rev. 14 :13. Burial in Salem Cemetery.
Landis.- David E., son of John and Elizabeth Landis,
was born in Dauphin Co., Pa., Jan. 17, 1851; died March 3, 1937,
at his home near Bainbridge, Pa.; aged 86 y. 1 m. 16 d. He was
the last of a family of seven children. He was a member of the
Mennonite Church since his young days, and could attend services
faithfully until the last year, when his physical condition was
such that he often could not go. On Oct. 13 1872, he was united
in marriage to Mary Bossler who died Oct. 2, 1878. To this union
were born 4 children. All of them preceded him in death, two having
died in infancy, Amanda Christophel in 1924, and David in 1936.
On Oct. 26, 1882, he was married to Susan H. Bucher of near Lititz,
Pa. To this union were born 6 children, 1 daughter Katie having
died in 1917. Surviving him are 5 children (Joseph of near Middletown,
Pa.; Barbara, wife of Ephraim Longenecker, Elizabethtown, Pa.;
Annie, Levi, and Ada at home), 7 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren.
His last sickness was of five days' duration, when he was afflicted
with influenza followed by pneumonia. He was very sick from the
start. Once when a sweet smile spread over his face and he was
asked what he saw he said, "Mother, she beckons." -
Funeral services were held March 7 at Good's Mennonite Church
by Noah Risser, Ira Miller, and Simon Garber. Text, Rev. 21 :4.
Burial in adjoining cemetery.
"Silent thoughts bring many a tear,
For one we loved and cherished here;
God took him home; it was His will,
But in our hearts he liveth still."
Kennell.- Christian A., son of the late Christian E.
and Magdalena Kennell, was born near Wellesley, Oat., July 21,
1865; died near Crosshill May 20 1937; aged 71 y. 9 m. 29 d. On
Sept. 14, 1886, he was united in marriage to Barbara Shraag. He
is survived by his aged companion, 1 son (Daniel of Victoriaburg),
6 daughters (Mattie; Clara, wife of Samuel Lehman of Castorland,
N. Y.; Susan, wife of John Jutzi of Victoriaburg; Sarah, wife
of Emanuel Steinman of New Hamburg; Minetta, wife of Sam Erb of
Crosshill; Priscilla, wife of Erwin Ropp of Detroit, Mich.), 1
brother, 3 sisters, 22 grandchildren, and a host of relatives
and friends. One daughter died in infancy. In his early youth
he united with the A. M. Church where he remained a faithful member,
always taking an active part in the work of the church and Sunday
school. His seat was seldom vacant whenever services were held.
He was always in fair health until five weeks before his death,
during which time he suffered greatly at times but bore it patiently.
He will be missed in the home, in the Church, and in the community.
But we rejoice in the confidence that he is free from care and
suffering from trials, sorrows, and disappointments of which he
bore his share and always had a smile for everyone. Funeral services
were held May 23 in the home by Christian Schraag of Zurich, Ont.,
and at the Maple View Church by Daniel Jutzi, Peter Nafziger,
and Daniel Lebold.
"Farewell, dear father, your labors are o'er,
Your willing hands will toil no more;
Peaceful be thy slumber, thy rest be sweet,
Our circle is now broken, our home incomplete."
Musselman.- Ralph, third son of Joseph and Katie (Eigsti)
Musselman, was born July 2, 1891, near Tiskilwa, Ill. After an
illness of about 9 months he passed away at the Lutheran Hospital
in Fort Dodge, Ia., April 23, 1937; aged 45 y. 9 m. 21 d. When
a small child he moved with his parents to near Hartford, Kans.,
where he grew to manhood. At 16 years of age he united with the
Christian Church at that place, later transferring his membership
to the Bethel Mennonite church near Garden City, Mo., in which
faith he died. On Jan. 15, 1920, he was united in marriage to
Ida M. Troyer of Garden City, Mo. After his marriage they came
to Manson, Ia., in which vicinity he lived until his death. This
union was blessed with 3 sons and 3 daughters. A daughter (Ruth
Pearl) preceded him in death. He enjoyed good health until August,
1936, when his health began to fail, and gradually grew worse
until December, when he became bedfast. He endured much pain and
suffering but bore it patiently. He expressed his peace with God,
and bade his family and relatives that were present "good
bye," and then said, "I am now ready to go." He
was a loving father, very devoted to his family and home. His
father preceded him in death less than 2 months ago, whose funeral
he was unable to attend. He leaves his sorrowing companion, and
5 children (Retha, Eldon, lona, Glen, and Harold), 4 brothers
and 3 sisters (Harry of Garden City, Mo.; Elmer of Hartford, Kans.;
Omer and Walter of Manson,Ia.; Mrs. E. R. Egli of Gilmore City,
Ia.; Mrs. E. L. Eichelberger of Palmer, Ia.; and Mrs. B. A. Byler
of Hesston, Kans.). He also leaves many relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held April 26 at his home and also at the
church by Bro. Nick Stoltzfus. Burial in Rosehill Cemetery beside
his little daughter, Ruth Pearl.
"I have made my peace, Farewell to all,
I'll meet those dear ones gone before.
Will you obedient children be,
And meet your father in eternity?".
Gisel.- Donald Warren, son of Albert and Amanda Gisel, was born near Wauseon, Ohio, on March 14, 1922; died at his home June 17, 1937; aged 15 y. 3m. 3d. On June 7 he was taken to the Wauseon Hospital for a tonsil operation, after which pneumonia developed, causing his death. He is survived by his father, mother, 2 sisters (Mable and Opal), 4 brothers (Chester, Vern, Ralph, Walter), 1 grandfather, 1 grandmother, 3 nieces. One brother (Lloyd) preceded him in death. We feel that our loss is his gain, and we commit him to God who doeth all things well. Funeral services were conducted May 20 by Brethren S. D. Grieser and P. L. Frey. Burial in the Pettisville Cemetery.
Hartman.- Lucinda, widow of the late Charles Hartman, died June 22, 1937, at the home of her daughter near Woodbury, Pa., death being attributed to advanced age. She was born at Loysburg Jan. 25, 1853, the daughter of John and Eva Shank, and was twice married. Her first husband was Henry Querry. To this union 2 children were born (Nannie, wife of I. F. Zook, Curryville, and John, deceased). Her second marriage was with Charles Hartman, and 2 daughters were born to this union (Mrs. Lena Griffith, deceased, and Mrs. Ada Russell, who faithfully cared for her mother for a number of years). She united with the Mennonite Church many years ago and remained faithful to the end. Funeral services were in charge of Bro. I. K. Metzler.
Metzger.- Mary Magdalina Metzger was born Dec. 19, 1905; died May 23, 1937; aged 31 y. 5 m. 4 d. She leaves her sorrowing parents, 1 sister (Violet at home), 4 brothers (Wesley of Elmira, Gordon and Jacob, and Martin of near Elmira). She was of a quiet disposition, yet she knew and loved her Savior whom she accepted as her Lord and Master in her youth. Many were the bright testimonies she left behind and admonitions she gave to those that were with her in her last moments. She was a member of the Elmira Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the Elmira Church in charge of Oliver D. Snider, assisted by Reuben Detwiler. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
"Farewell, my dear parents, sisters, and brothers,
My Savior has now called me home;
At the gates of the city eternal
I'll watch and wait till you come."
Snider.- Blandina Martin was born near Waterloo, Out.,
May 1, 1858; passed peacefully away on June 9,1937; aged 82 y.
1 m. 9 d. She was united in marriage to Sidney S. Snider of Elmira
on Nov. 5, 1876. She is survived by her husband, 4 sons (Menno,
David, Milton and Norman), 4 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren,
also 1 sister and 2 brothers. In her youth she accepted Christ
and became a member of the Mennonite Church, to which she remained
a faithful member. She enjoyed fairly good health until three
months prior to her death, when she suffered a stroke. During
her illness she often expressed a desire to go home to be with
her Lord. Funeral services were held from the home and the Elmira
Mennonite Church in charge of Oliver D. Snider, assisted by Jonas
Snider and Manassah Hallman. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
"'Tis hard to part with mother, dear,
No more to see, no more to hear;
But yet we're reconciled if God thought best
To end her troubles and give her rest."
Shirk.- Emma M. Shirk (nee Snavely) was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., March 22, 1861; died at her home in Shannon, Ill., on June 7, 1937; aged 76 y. 2 m. 15 d. On Feb. 18, 1886, she was united in marriage to Robert M. Shirk. God blessed this union with 3 sons and 4 daughters. Early in life she with her parents, Bro. and Sister Christian Snavely, moved to Shannon, Ill., and located on a farm where she grew to womanhood. She was reared in a Christian home, her father being a Mennonite preacher. Early in life she embraced Christianity and united with the Mennonite Church, in which faith she died. Her companion and 5 children preceded her in death. She leaves 2 daughters (Mrs. Howard Woerner of Shannon and Mrs. Harry Messner of Chicago), 6 grandchildren, 4 brothers (Christian, Amos, Maros and Frank), 1 sister (Mrs. Anna Gsell). Funeral services were held June 10 at the home by the pastor of the Evangelical Church, S. G. Eberly, and at the Evangelical Church by A. C. Good and S. E. Graybill. Text, Job 5:26.
Frey.- Miriam Marie, daughter, of Harvey B. and Bertha Frey, was born Aug. 12, 1930; died at the Memorial Hospital, Wauseon, Ohio, June 17, 1937. Death was due to a skull fracture she received when the auto in which she was riding with her father, one brother, and one sister was hit by a truck at an intersection one mile south of Wauseon. She was preceded in death by one brother (the oldest of the children) who met with a sudden accidental death two and a half years ago. She is survived by her sorrowing parents, 4 brothers, and 1 sister. (The sister and one brother are still at the hospital in a serious condition.) By such incidents we are made aware that our lives are compassed about by many dangers. We cannot understand why our darling had to be taken away from us in this way, but we believe that God knows best, and as His eye is on the sparrow and not one will fall to the ground without Him, neither will one of our little ones be taken from us except by the knowledge of a loving heavenly Father. Funeral services were held June 19 at the West Clinton Church near Archbold, Ohio, in charge of Henry Wyse and Jesse Short.
Eshbach.- Benjamin B. Eshbach was born May 27, 1854; died May 24, 1937; aged 82 y. 11 m. 27 d. He was called home very suddenly while working in the field on the farm of his son. His wish was to be taken in that way. On Oct. 23, 1877, he was united in marriage to Catharine B. Herr, who preceded him in death Aug. 1, 1915. He was a faithful member of the Millersville Mennonite Church for many years. He is survived by 2 daughters (Fannie H. and Katie H., at home), 3 sons (Harry H., Benjamin H., and Enos H., all of Millersville, Pa.), 13 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, 1 sister (Annie B. Hershey of East Petersburg, Pa.). Two children (Mary and John), 5 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild preceded him in death. Funeral services were held on May 27 (his birthday) at his home,by Bro. Daniel Gish, and at the Millersville Mennonite Church by Bro. Landis Shertzer and Bro. Jacob Hess. Text, Eccl. 9 :10. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
"'Tis hard to part with father dear,
No more to see, no more to hear;
But yet we're glad if God thought best
To end his troubles and give him rest."
By his daughter.
Imhoff.- Lizzie, daughter of Jacob and Mary Boese, was born on the Jacob Goldsmith farm east of Wayland, Ia., April 3, 1891. She grew to womanhood and lived in this community all of her life. When in her teens she accepted Christ as her Savior uniting with the Sugar Creek Mennonite Church of which she was a member at the time of her death. On Oct. 24, 1911, she was united in marriage with John Imhoff. This union was blessed with two children. When in normal health she was a kind, loving, cheerful, wife and mother, being much devoted to her family and their interests. She too was not unmindful of the spiritual side of life and was a regular attendant at Sunday school and church services when health conditions permitted. A few years ago her health began to fail and her system seemingly did not respond to medical treatment. Both her mind and body continued to weaken. Life came to an end June 29, 1937, at the age of 46 y. 2 m. 27 d. She leaves her deeply bereaved family consisting of husband, 1 son (Glenn), 1 daughter (Irene), her mother, 2 brothers (Samuel and Albert), 2 sisters (Mrs. Chriss Hertig and Mrs. Louie Kauffman), and other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Sugar Creek Church near Wayland, Iowa, July 1, 1937, by Bro. Simon Gingerich. Text, Psa. 37:5. Interment in the cemetery near the church.
Musser.- Fanny Liechty Musser was born in Adams Co., Ind., Dec. 27, 1853; died at the home of her daughter (Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Petith of Rittman, Ohio) June 9, 1937; aged 53 y. 5 m. 12 d. She was united in marriage to Daniel Musser of Wayne Co., Ohio, Nov. 2, 1873. To this union 12 children were born. Father preceded her in death April 16, 1929; also 3 children. She is survived by the following children: Mrs. A. S. Petith of Rittman, Mrs. Clyde Wertz of Canal Fulton, David, Daniel, Jacob, Noah, and Ervin of Marshallville, Edward of Rittman, and Joseph of Wooster; also by 39 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, 1 sister (Mrs. Lydia Huser of Decatur, Ind.), and many other near relatives and friends. Sister Musser accepted Christ in early life, united with the Mennonite Church, and when she came to Wayne Co., she worshipped with the Oak Grove congregation where she was a faithful and devoted sister. Always when health permitted she was present in the public service. She possessed that meek and quiet spirit, and thereby made many friends. She was deeply interested in her children and grandchildren, as also in her friends and acquaintances.. She looked forward to the time when her Lord and Master would call her home. She will be greatly missed in the family circle as a kind loving mother and grandmother, also in the Church and community as a faithful Christian worker. She has gone to her reward. May we cherish in our memory, her life and kind deeds. Services conducted at the home by Bro. - Krupp and at the Oak Grove church by Bro. J. S. Gerig. Text, Luke 2:36, 37. Interment in adjoining cemetery. "Blessed are the. dead that die in the Lord."
Garber.- Abrabam M. Garber, aged 79, passed away at
the home of his daughter, Mrs. W. W. Oesch, three miles north
of Bristol, Ind., June 3, 1937. Death was due to advanced age
and anemia. Bro. Garber was born March 13, 1858, the son of Abraham
and Fanny Martin Garber, Elkhart Co., Ind., and grew to manhood
in that vicinity. He was united in marriage to Mary E. Troyer,
Sept. 18, 1881. To this union were born 2 daughters (Mrs; W. S.
Jones (Celesta) of La Junta, Cob., and Mrs. W. W. Oesch (Elva)
of Bristol, lad.). Both were present at his bedside when death
came. Shortly before his passing on, his son-in-law, W. W. Oesch,
read some of his favorite passages of Scripture and prayed with
him which he appreciated and expressed a desire to be with the
Lord. Earlier in the day he had repeated from memory the 1st and
23rd Psalms. His first wife passed away at Nappanee, Ind., on
May 13, 1907. Later he was married to Anna L. King, at La Junta,
Colo. No children were born to this union. She passed away in
November, 1935, at Harrisonburg, Va.; after which he lived with
his daughter at Bristol. He was the 7th of a family of 13 children,
of whom 1 brother (Bishop John Garber), 2 sisters (Mrs. N. A.
Lehman of Nappanee and Mrs. Lizzie Smeltzer of Bremen, Ind.) survive.
In early life he became a farmer, but later he turned his attention
to carpenter work and became a contractor. He united with the
Mennonite Church soon after his first marriage and was for many
years a devout member and faithful worker, and at the time of
his departure was holding his membership with the North Main St.
congregation in Nappanee. Services were held at the above named
church by Brethern Homer F. North of Nappanee and Silas Yoder
of Middlebury, Ind. Burial in the South Union Cemetery.
Brilhart.- J. Frank, Jr., son of J. Frank and Anna Brilhart of Scottdale, Pa., was born at Mt. Pleasant Hospital June 16, 1937; died the following day. The little life budded on earth to bloom in heaven. Interment was made June 18 in the Alverton Mennonite Cemetery near Scottdale.
Kolb.- James Mark, son of Arthur and Bertha (Reeser)
Kolb of Spring City, born and died May 5, 1937, leaves to mourn
his early departure, father and mother, and 3 sisters (Arlene,
Reba, and Mildred). Burial in the Vincent Mennonite cemetery.
"However painful it may be
To know that he is gone,
The thought is sweet that we shall meet,
Him in that Heavenly Home."
Blough.-Titus L., son of Samuel Y. and Sarah (Thomas) Blough, was born June 5, 1882, in Somerset Co., Pa.; died June 22, 1937; aged 55 y. 17 d. He was married to Jemimah Thomas on March 12, 1905. To this union were born the following children: Arthur Norman of Boswell; Alda, wife of Harry Davidhizar of Riverside; Alverta Rachel of Benscreek; Almira Mary and Arlene Catherine of Davidsville; Alvera June and Alvin John of Benscreek. His wife and one infant daughter preceded him in death He is survived by the following brothers and sisters; Wm. Blough, a half-brother, of Hollsopple; Mrs. Jacob Yoder of Somerset; Elmer J. of Rockton, Pa.; John B. of Conemaugh Twp. Two brothers and three sisters preceded him to the grave. He was a member of the Blough Mennonite Church since early manhood. Funeral services were held at the home and at the Blough Church, conducted by Hiram Wingard, H. C. Blough, and John A. Lehman. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
Hernley.- Ezra B., son of the late Christian and Catherine (Bucher) Hernley, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Dec. 9, 1862; was killed by an automobile June 16, 1937; aged 74 y. 6 m. 7 d. In 1884 he was married to Susan Dombach, who died Dec. 28, 1936. He lived in Lebanon Co., Pa., all his married life. He left 5 children (Phares, Nora, Wesley, Mabel, Beulah), all married except Nora, at home. His parents and four sisters preceded him in death. He leaves 3 brothers; J. B. of Scottdale, Christian of Brunnerville, and Samuel of Lexington. He united with the Evangelical Church fifteen years ago. His sudden death was a great shock to all. Funeral services were conducted by Bro. J. H. Hershey of Lititz, Pa. Text, Jno. 14. Buried in Bucher Cemetery, in Lebanon Co., Pa.
"The call was sudden, the shock severe;
We little thought his death was near;
And only they who've lost can tell
The pain of passing away without farewell."
Landes.- Robert Laverne G., son of Melvin W. and Anna
H. Landes, 109 S. Front St., Souderton, Pa., died June 12, 1937;
aged 5 y. 12 d. The mishap that caused his death was that one
day he was trying to. move a full-sized bicycle. The bicycle fell
and the pedal cut a toe of his left foot. He was wearing canvas
shoes at the time and a piece of the material was imbedded in
the opening unknown to the parents. The following Friday he complained
of great pain and was taken to the Elm Terrace Hospital. Lockjaw
had set in and medical aid was too late to save the boy's life.
He is survived by his parents, brothers and sisters, and grandparents.
Funeral services were held at the Plain Mennonite Church, in charge
of John Lapp and Claude Meyers of Line Lexington.
"A precious one from us is gone,
A voice we loved is stilled;
A place is vacant in our home
Which never can be filled."
By the grandparents.
Burckhart.- Nancy Martin Burckhart was born near Orrville, Ohio, Nov. 3, 1842; died April 29, 1937; aged 94 y. 5 m. 26 d. On Oct. 22, 1863, she was united in marriage to Henry C. Burckhart, who preceded her in death eight years ago. She is survived by 2 daughters (Mrs. Fannie Koppes, Wadsworth; Mrs. John Kilmer, Rittman, Ohio), 6 sons (Jacob, West Salem; David, Dalton; John, Wadsworth; Christian, Orrville; Ames, Akron, 0.; Andrew, Orrville), also 28 grandchildren and 48 great-grandchildren. She united with the Mennonite Church in her younger years and remained faithful till death. Nearly three weeks before her departure she suffered a stroke of paralysis, leaving her right side paralyzed, also affecting her speech to the extent that she could never again make her needs and desires fully known. But through all this she exercised patience. Funeral services were held May 1 at the Martin Mennonite Church, conducted by Benj. and Abram Good, David Wenger, and Moses Horst. Burial in the church cemetery.
Hostetler.- Pius, son of Christian and Magdalena (Hershberger)
Hostetler, was born in Elkhart Co., Ind., July 23, 1867; died
at his home near Shelbyville, Ill., July 2, 1937; aged 69 y. 11
m. 9 d. On Feb. 15, 1892, be was united in holy matrimony to Sister
Ella Zook in Mifflin Co., Pa. This union was blessed with 8 daughters
and 2 sons (Katie Blosser, Carrie L. and Lizzie May Eigsti, all
of Shelbyville, Ill.; John B. and Joe S. of Roanoke, Ill. He leaves
his bereft companion, 5 children, 26 grandchildren, 5 brothers
(Geo. of Hubbard, Oreg., Sem, Levi, Milton, and David, of Shelbyville),
and many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death.
by his parents, 5 brothers, 1 sister, and 3 grandchildren. He
accepted Christ as his Savior and united with the Amish Mennonite
Church in his youth and remained in that faith until his death.
Funeral services were conducted at the home July 4, by Ova Hostetler,
and at the Mt. Herman Church by Joe Reber and I. G. Hartzler,
assisted by other ministers present. Text, Gal. 6:14. Interment
in the cemetery near by.
"Dearest father, thou hast left us,
And our loss we deeply feel;
But 'tis God that hath bereft us,
He can all our sorrows heal."
Dettwiler.- Veronica, youngest daughter of Jacob and Barbara Sauder, was born Dec. 22, 1865, near Hawkesville, Ont. died at the K H. hospital on June 30, 1937; aged 71 y. 6 m. 8 d. On March 12, 1893, she was united in marriage to Abraham K. Dettwiler. To this union were born 8 children, 3 of whom died in infancy. There remain to mourn her sudden departure a sorrowing husband and 5 children (Sevilla, at home; Annie, widow of Mart Ramer, of Markham, Ont.; Enos of West Montrose, Ont,; Reuben, minister of the Floradale, Ont., congregation; Laura, Mrs. Eden Cressman, at home) and 15 grandchildren. There also remain 3 brothers (Henry, John, August) and a sister (Katie, Mrs. William Westfall), all of St. Jacobs, Ont. Two brothers and 4 sisters predeceased her. She accepted Christ and united with the Mennonite Church in her youth and remained faithful to the end. She was a member of the St. Jacobs senior sewing circle and' her place was rarely vacant. Funeral services were conducted at the St. Jacobs Mennonite Church on July 2 by the bishops, Jonas Snider and Oliver Snider. Internment in the Conestoga Cemetery at Three Bridges.
"Though our hearts are saddened with sorrow,
And our eyes cannot help but weep,
Rays of sunshine dawn on the morrow
And we know she has just fallen asleep."
Hunsberger.- Henry, son of Jacob and Mary (Bergey) Hunsberger,
was born Mar. 14, 1851; died Dec. 16, 1936; aged 85 y, 9 m. 2
d. On Feb. 12, 1876, he was married to Sophia Harr. He was a member
of the Mennonite Church at Blooming Glen and remained faithful
until death. He lived in Hilltown Twp. for a period of fifty-eight
years. His wife preceded him in death in 1913. On the evening
of Dec. 11 he was found lying unconscious in the horse stable.
It is believed that while working there he either became suddenly
ill or fell by the side of the horse and was trampled by the animal.
He was taken to the Abington Hospital and his injury was a compound
fracture of the skull. He was quite serious and five days after
his injury be died. He is survived by 3 children (Mrs. Ellen Worthington,
Chalfont, Pa.; Mrs. Charles Godshalk, Fountainville; Horace of
Chalfont). He is also survived by a sister (Mrs. Henry Y. High,
Blooming Glen), 11 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Funeral
services were held Dec. 19, 1936, at his home at Chalfont, Pa.,
and farther services at Blooming Glen Mennonite Church. Services
were in charge of Wilson Moyer and Melvin Bishop. Text, Job 5:26.
Interment in adjoining cemetery.
"Our dear father and grandfather,
So suddenly passed to yonder shore;
Here on earth we shall greet him no more.
Though our hearts do ache till they nearly break,
For one whom Jesus saw fit to take;
But we humbly to God's promises cling,
Which to our lonely hearts do comfort bring."
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Huber.-Lois Violet, daughter of Clarence W. and Violet I. (Baker) Huber, was born July 19, 1985, in Halifax Co., Va; died May 27, 1937 at South Boston Hospital of complications of stomach trouble, pneumonia and whooping cough. She leaves her parents, 4 sisters, 2 brothers, 4 grandparents, and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted by Brethren 0. B. Snead and J. F. Garber at Ebenezer Church.
Brightbill-William Brightbill of South Lakemount, Altoona, Pa., was born July 21, 1883; died July 4, 1937; aged 53 y. 11 m. 15 d. Surviving are his wife (Elizabeth), a daughter (Margaret), a stepson (James Beckwith), and a step-daughter (Charlotte Wilhouse, Philadelphia). He was a member of the First Mennonite Church, Altoona. He was afflicted for a year. Services were held July 7 at the First Mennonite Church. Text, Num. 23:10.
Newcomer.-Jacob S. Newcomer of Woodbury, Pa., was born Jan. 4, 1851; died July 9, 1937; aged 86 y. 5 m. 3 d. For a number of years he was living with his children in Altoona. He died at the home of his son Charles J., 804-4th Ave., Altoona. He was a member of the Mennonite Church at Martinsburg, Pa. Surviving are his son (Charles J.) and 4 grandchildren. Funeral was held at the J. N. Byer funeral parlor, Woodbury, July 11, in charge of D. I. Stonerook of Martinsburg and J. M. Nissley. Text, Rev. 14:13.
Yoder.-Norma Jean, daughter of Orris and Effie (Falb) Yoder, was born in Louisville, 0., Nov. 23, 1935; died near the same place July 11, 1937. She was a very pleasant little child and had been at Sunday school and church on Sunday morning. On Sunday afternoon, while playing in the yard after a heavy rain, she somehow fell into a small water trap and drowned. She is survived by her parents, 3 grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Fred Yoder of Louisville, 0., and David Falb of Orrville, 0.), 6 uncles, and 3 aunts. One aunt and her grandmother Falb preceded her in death. Funeral services were held at the Beech Mennonite Church, Brethren 0. N. Johns and I. J. Buchwalter officiating. Interment in the church cemetery.
Cable.-Amos Cable was born July 1, 1875; died June 21, 1937; aged 81 y. 11. m. 20 d. Death occurred following an operation at the Windber Hospital. He is survived by his widow (Mrs. Lydia Johns Cable), 2 daughters and 5 sons (Nellie, wife of Harry Thomas, Henry, Ralph, Robert, James, John, and Edna, wife of Elvin Lehman), all of Conemaugh Twp. He is also survived by 16 grandchildren, 1 half brother (Romanus Alwine), 1 half sister (Mrs. John Palliator), an aunt (Elizabeth Cable), who resides at his home. He was preceded in death by 2 daughters (Katie and Cora cable). He was a member of the Mennonite Church of the Thomas congregation. Funeral services were held on June 23 at the home, and at the Thomas Church by Brethren Harry 0. Blough, Hiram Wingard, B. W. Kulp, and Joseph Saylor. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
Lichti.-Moses Lichti was born near Wellesley, Ont., Oct. 11, 1873; died at the Batavia Hospital April 22, 1937; aged 63 y. 6 m. 11 d. Death was due to pneumonia. On March 21, 1905 he was united in marriage to Anna Lichti. When a young man he accepted Christ as his Savior and united with the Conservative Amish Mennonite Church. He was a faithful member until the Lord called him home. On Feb. 14, 1922, he with his family moved to New York state, where he has resided since, and worshipped with the Alden congregation. He leaves his wife, 6 sons (Ezra, Cletus, Elmer, Ivan, Lee and Willard Ray), 4 grandchildren, 1 brother (Menno), and 3 sisters (Nancy, wife of Dan Schmidt; Barbara, wife of Jacob Erb; Mary, wife of Solomon Lois). His parents, 3 brothers, and 2 sisters preceded him in death. Funeral services at the house were conducted by Daniel Lebold of Wellesley, Ont., and at the Alden M. H. by the home ministers, assisted by Bro. Lebold who preached in the German language.
Myers.-Emma (Swinehart) Myers was born in Lancaster
Co., Pa., in December, 1876; died April 12, 1937, at New Providence,
Pa.; aged 60 years. May 16, 1895, she was married to John M. Myers.
To this union were born 5 children. She is survived by her bereaved
husband, 3 sons (Charles of Lampeter, Aaron of Quarryville, Amos
of Hershey), 2 daughters (Florence, wife of Ben Huber of East
Petersburg; Anna, wife of George Sangrey Jr., Willow Street),
and 2 brothers. She was sick only a short time with gall stones
when she was called to the great beyond. She was a kind and loving
wife and mother, and will be greatly missed in the home. She was
a member of the New Providence Mennonite Church for a number of
years. Funeral services were held at the home and at the New Providence
Church by Abram Metzler and - Smith.
"Silent thoughts bring many a tear,
For one we loved and cherished here;
God took her home, it was His will;
But in our hearts she liveth still."
Reber.-John, son of Christian and Caroline (Unrhue) Reber, was born in McPherson Co., Kans., March 29, 1878. He was the second in a family of 13 children, in which his death was the first. All of his brothers and sisters, with the exception of one brother who lives in Winton, Calif., live in Harper Co., Hans. His mother preceded him in death in 1928 and his father in 1931. On Feb. 17, 1915, he was united in marriage with Irene Slaubaugh who survives him. To their union was born 1 son (Henry) who died in 1922. Besides his sorrowing wife, brothers, and sisters, he leaves many other relatives and friends. When a young man he moved with his parents to Harper Co., Hans., where he lived until the age of 22 when he came to Iowa to reside and Iowa county has continued to be his home. In his youth he united with the Amish-Mennonite Church in Kansas, and coming to Iowa he transferred his membership to the West Union congregation where he was in full fellowship at the time of his death. He was a faithful attendant at public worship as long as his health permitted. Funeral services were held at the West Union church Monday conducted by Abner G. Yoder and Chriss Yoder. Text, Rev. 21:3,4. Burial took place in the West Union Cemetery.
Yoder.-Abner C., son of Bishop Abner and Veronica (Schrock) Yoder, was born near Sharon Center, Iowa, Oct. 28, 1866. He lived his entire life in the surrounding community in which he was born, with the exception of 8 years which he spent in South Dakota. He grew up on the farm, and after reaching manhood ha began clerking in a store in Iowa City and continued in similar work-later going into business for himself and continuing as long as health permitted. He had been in failing health for a number of years and for the last 5 years he had made his home with Emery A. Brenneman and family, Mrs. Brenneman being his niece. About 6 weeks ago he was taken to the Forest Park Sanatorium in Davenport, Ia. Although his health failed for a long time yet he suffered little and died without a struggle July 4, 1937, aged 70 y. 8 m. 6 d. About 9 years ago he was baptized by the pastor of the Pleasant Hill Methodist Church. He was the youngest son of a family of 12 children, 9 of whom have preceded him in death. He leaves 1 sister (Mrs. Salome Bender of Wellman, Ia.), 1 brother (John A. of Iowa City), a host of nephews and nieces, besides other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held July 6 at the Lower Deer Creek Church by Joe L. Hershberger and John Y. Swartzendruber. Text, I Cor. 15:35,36.
Miller.-Mary, daughter of the late Eli and Anna (Becher) Conrad, was born in Stark Co., Ohio, June 26, 1859; died at her home in Edgefield, Ohio, July 9, 1937; aged 78 y. 5 m. 13 d. On Feb. 7, 1878, she was united in marriage to Daniel C. Miller. To this union were born 3 children. Her husband preceded her in death Dec. 2, 1919. She is survived by her 3 sons (Eli D. of Marshallville, 0., Harvey D. of North Canton, 0., and Orrin D. with whom she had her home), 6 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, 1 brother (Jonas Conrad of Louisville, 0.), 1 nephew (Eli Graber of Seville, 0.), 1 niece (Mrs. Byron Schmucker of Louisville), and many other relatives and friends. Besides her husband, 1 brother, 1 sister and 2 great-grandchildren also preceded her in death. She united with the Beech Mennonite Church in 1875 and continued as a faithful member until her death. She was of a quiet and cheerful disposition and survived a number of very severe sieges of sickness, but this time after a very short illness she quietly passed out. Funeral services were held at the Wartzler Church and were in charge of Bro. 0. N. Johns. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
Dearer to us than words can tell
Are the thoughts of mother whom we loved so well.
'Tis only those who have loved and lost,
Who can realize the bitter cost.