Kennel. Janice Mae, infant daughter of
Lloyd and Laura Kennel, was born Oct. 17, 1937, near Broken Bow,
Nebr., died Oct. 21. She leaves father, mother, and her twin sister.
One sister preceded her in death.
"A sweet little flower, too pure to stay,
God in His wisdom took our darling away;
Not from our hearts, not from our love,
But to dwell with the angels in heaven above."
Gahman. Samuel Gahman died at his home near Plumsteadville, Pa., on Feb. 17, 1938; aged 89 years, after several weeks illness. His wife Mary (nee Gross) died in 1924. He was oldest member of the Deep Run congregation. He is survived by 4 sons (John, Abram and Samuel (twins), and Daniel, a deacon at Deep Run), 17 grandchildren, and 32 great-grandchildren. His funeral was largely attended with services and burial at Deep Run conducted by Jacob Rush and Abram Yothers.
Leatherman. Eliza (nee Kulp), widow of the late John Leatherman, died at her late residence in Bedminster Tp., Bucks Co., Pa., after a long illness. She was the last one of the Isaac Kulp family. Her husband died four years ago. A son, Theodore, died 5 years ago. She is survived by 1 son, Harvey, with whom she lived; 2 daughters (Anna at home and Mrs. Raymond Rush), and 11 grandchildren. She was a member at Deep Run all her life. Services were conducted by Wilson Overholt, A. O. Histand, Jacob Rush.
Wismer. Henry B., son of the late Abram and Katie (Bishop) Wismer was born in the Deep Run section 83 years ago. For many years he conducted a farm. After his retirement he moved to Silverdale, Pa., where he died. His wife, Lydia (Myers), died 3 years ago. One daughter died 20 years ago. He is survived by 1 son (Abram), 1 daughter (Ella High), several grandchildren, 1 brother (Enos Wismer), 2 sisters (Mrs. Joseph Tyson and Mrs. A. O. Histand). He was a life long member at Deep Run where funeral was held.
Barvel. Omer L. Barvel was born Dec. 23,
1929; died Feb. 8, 1938; aged 8 y. 1 m. 16 d. He was the only
child of Samuel and Mary Barvel, this being his first year in
school. Feb. 5 he complained of not feeling well, when his parents
thought he might be taking the measles. Two days later the doctor
moved him to the Lancaster General Hospital thinking it was appendicitis.
He was operated on the same evening and died the next morning.
His mother was with him and the father was soon called, but he
died before he reached him. He will be greatly missed in home
and school. Funeral services were conducted in the home and at
the Weavertown Church. His sufferings are over, and he can rest
evermore in the arms of Jesus.
Steiner. John C., son of Ulrich and Barbara Steiner, was born Dec. 24, 1875; died Feb. 5, 1938; aged 62 y. 1 m. 12 d. Of his immediate family 2 sisters (Sarah Miller of Eureka, Ill., and Caroline Entwhistle of Morrison, Ill.) and 1 brother (M. S. of Fairview, Mich.), survive. His parents and the following brothers preceded him to the spirit's abode: Aaron, Urias, Samuel, and Menno. His was the lot of affliction for a number of years, to which affliction was added the disease of dropsy, which was the direct cause of his demise. He accepted the Saviour of mankind in his youth, in which faith he continued until God in His love took him to the spirit abode. Services conducted at the home and church by Bro. Menno Esch. Text, I Cor. 15:53. Burial in Fairview Cemetery.
Hershey. Jacob E. Hershey was born Sept.
13, 1856, and died suddenly Feb. 2, 1938, at his home in Lancaster
Co., Pa.; aged 81 y. 4 m. 20 d. Death was caused by a heart attack.
He is survived by his wife (Mary A. Hershey), 4 sons (Herbert,
Clayton, Milton, and Elwood), 4 daughters (Bertha, wife of Paul
R. Myer; Mabel, wife of John H. Martin; Edna, wife of H. Clay
Hershey; and Margie at home), and 2 sisters (Mrs. Mary Metzer,
Mrs. Susie Rohrer). Funeral services were conducted Feb. 5, at
Hershey's Mennonite Church by Bros. Abram Martin and Martin R.
Hershey, using Father's own selected text, Psa. 17:15, latter
clause. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
"Deep in our hearts lies a picture
Of Father now gone to rest;
We will keep it in remembrance
Until we meet in that land of the blest."
Bear. Ray, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Bear,
was born Aug. ____, 1909; died at his home in Greencastle,
Pa., on Jan. 27, 1938; aged 28 y. 4 m. In 1927 he was married
to Helen Eshleman. To this union was born a son (Billy). He leaves
his deeply bereaved wife and son, father and mother, 1 brother,
and 2 sisters. Ray was not well for several years, but bore his
suffering cheerfully. On Dec. 1 he took his bed and bore much
suffering and then passed to his eternal home where he expressed
the morning he died that he was ready to go. While in bed he confessed
Christ as his Saviour and united with the Church of the Brethren.
Funeral services were held Jan. 30, conducted by ______ Thomas.
Burial at the Brouns Mill Cemetery.
"His willing hands are folded,
His dear warm heart is still;
A place is vacant in the home,
That never can be filled."
Brother and Sister-in-law.
Snyder. Lula Shantz was born July 5, 1901; died Jan. 29, 1938; aged 36 y. 6 m. 24 d. In September, 1932, she was united in marriage to Roy Snyder. There remain to mourn her departure her husband, 3 stepchildren (Adeline, Lorne, and Lucinda), also her parents (Mr. and Mrs. Josiah Shantz) and 3 sisters (Cecilia, Corella, and Catharine, Mrs. Clayton Weber). One sister predeceased her five years ago. At the age of 14 she accepted her Saviour and united with the Church, to which she remained faithful until death. During her illness (which covered several years) she suffered much weakness, but she bore it patiently with the strength she had. Her last illness brought to her a desire to leave this world of suffering and exchange it for a heavenly home, for which she declared herself prepared. Funeral service was conducted by Brethren M. Hallman and H. W. Stevanus. Her body was laid to rest in the cemetery at Bloomingdale, Ont.
Rohrer, - David B., son of Isaac and Martha (Binkly)
Rohrer, was born Sept., 1850; died at the home of his daughter
(Mrs. Henry H. Nolt) in Leacock, Jan. 19, 1938; aged 87 y. 4 m.
14 d. Nov. 14, 1872, he was united in marriage with Barbara Leamon
who preceded him in death. To this union were born 3 children;
2 sons preceded him in death. He leaves Mrs. Henry H. Nolt, 5
grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, 1 sister, 2 brothers, and
a host of other relatives and friends. He will be greatly missed
in the home and Church. He was a consistent member of Stumptown
Mennonite Church and regular attendant as long as he was able.
It was hard to part with him. God knows what is best. We want
to be submissive to His will. Funeral services were held at Landis
Valley Church Jan. 22, conducted by Bros. Elmer Martin and Abram
Martin. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
"Father, now your place is empty,
And you now see no more;
But we hope some day to meet you
Over on the other shore."
By the family.
Tschantz. Anna, daughter of Valentine and
Elizabeth Birkey, was born May 26, 1864, at Tremont, Ill.;
died Jan. 9, 1938, at her home near Pulaski, Ia.; aged 73 y. 7
m. 14 d. In her youth she united with the Mennonite Church, and
remained a faithful member unto the end. Jan. 22, 1899, she was
united in marriage to Joseph S. Tschantz. To this union were born
2 sons, both of whom died in infancy. She leaves her husband and
Paul Courter (the boy whom they loved and reared as their own).
Surviving also are 2 sisters and 3 brothers, namely: Mrs. Mary
Sutter and Mrs. Fannie Schantz both of Tiskilwa, Ill.; Joseph
Birkey of Walnut, Ill.; and John and Valentine Birkey of Princeton,
Ill. Funeral services were held Jan. 11, at the home and the Pulaski
Mennonite Church by W. W. Miller. Interment in the cemetery near
"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."
Eicher. Lydia Anna, daughter of Peter and Anna (Garber) Schrock, was born Mar. 26, 1868, near Pekin, Ill.; died Feb. 6, 1938, at the home of her sisters, Ella and Lena Schrock, at Fisher, Ill.; aged 69 y. 10 m. 11 d. She had been an invalid for nearly seven years, following a stroke of paralysis, and bore all her suffering with much patience. She accepted Christ as her Saviour and united with the Mennonite Church while young, and continued in the faith throughout her life, being a member of the East Bend Mennonite Church of Fisher, Ill., at the time of her death. She was united in marriage to Christian Eicher, May 7, 1887. To this union 2 daughters were born: Mrs. Lulu Cook of Fisher, and Mrs. Lela Alexander of Owossa, Mich. She leaves besides the daughters and sisters, 3 brothers (John Schrock of Fisher, Samuel Thurman, Colo., and Joseph of Defiance, O.), 3 grandsons, 1 great-grandson, and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held from the home, also the East Bend Mennonite Church, conducted by Bro. Allen Miller of Pekin, Ill., and Bro. Harold Zehr of the local church. Burial in the East Bend Cemetery.
Tomey. Susanne, daughter of Henry and Lucinda
(Benington) Grove, was born Oct. 25, 1850, in Daviess Co.,
Ind.; died Jan. 20, 1938, at the home of her daughter (Mrs. Tillie
Groves); aged 87 y. 2 m. 25 d. She was united in marriage with
Thomas B. Tomey Oct. 24, 1870. To this union were born 7 children,
of whom 4 survive her (George of Farlen, D. J. Tomey of Bicknell,
Mrs. Lizzie Melton of Bramble, and Mrs. Tillie Groves of Epsom,
with whom she spent the latter days of her life). Also surviving
are 19 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren. Her husband and
3 children preceded her in death. She united with the M. E. church
when a girl of 18, and her faith was expressed throughout her
long life by being a mother to the motherless and in kindness
and charity to all, especially to those in distress and need.
Her cheerful disposition won for her a host of friends who join
the children in these fitting lines___
"Tis hard to part with mother, dear,
No more to see her here,
But yet we're glad if God saw best
To end her troubles and give her rest."
Funeral services were held Jan. 22 at the Tomey funeral home in Elnora, Ind., in charge of Edd P. Shrock. Burial at Edwardsport.
Rudy. Rachel, wife of William Rudy, Waterloo,
Ont., died at her residence Feb. 14, 1938; aged 75 y. 5 m. 27
d. She was born in Woolwich Tp., Aug. 17, 1862, a daughter of
the late Jacob and Rachel Reist. Dec. 14, 1890, she was
married to William Rudy. Surviving are her husband and 3 sons
(Jacob of Waterloo, Omar near Bloomingdale, and Abner of New Hamburg),
4 daughters (Mrs. Eden Bechtel of New Dundee, Mrs. Harry Thaler
of Centerville, Mrs. Percy Snider of Petersburg, Mrs. Elmer Schiedel
of Bridgeport), 31 grandchildren, 1 brother (Jacob Reist of German
Mills), and 1 sister (Mrs. Benjamin Lichty of German Mills). She
accepted Christ as her personal Saviour in her youth. She was
a faithful and devoted member of the Church and a regular attendant
and worshiper at the Erb Street Mennonite Church, Waterloo. "Blessed
are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth, yea saith
the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours, and their works
do follow them". Funeral services in charge of Jonas Snider
and J. B. Martin. Prov. 31:30 at Erb Street Mennonite Church.
"Tis hard to part with mother, dear,
No more to see her here;
But yet we are glad if God saw best
To end her troubles and give her rest."
Mack. Elizabeth Frances, daughter of Levi and Maria Stilwell Sensenig, was born June 5, 1859; died Feb. 2, 1938; aged 78 y. 7 m. 27 d. She was married to Noah H. Mack Dec. 23, 1882. She united with the Mennonite Church in early life and remained faithful to the end. In the spring of 1899, Bro. and Sister Mack moved to the Welsh Mountain Mission, to take charge of the work there. Leaving her home at Farmersville, Pa., and moving into a mountain cabin were a sacrifice on her part, but, after being in the service awhile, she enjoyed the work and labored there for eleven years. While at the Mountain Mission, Bro. Mack was ordained to the ministry for the Groffdale-Metzler district. In the spring of 1910 they located in New Holland, Pa., and soon after Bro. Mack was ordained to the office of bishop for the Groffdale-Weaverland district. Seven years later he was transferred to the York-Adams Co. and Cumberland Co., districts. Sister Mack usually accompanied him in his official duties, and much of their time was spent away from home during the past twelve years. After traveling together for more than fifty-five years in official church work, and visiting many churches in the United States and Canada, as well as attending many conferences, she calmly fell asleep at her home in New Holland, Pa., after a ten-day illness of heart trouble, followed by a slight bronchial condition. One brother, Daniel E. Sensenig and 2 sisters, Margaret Sauder and Lydia Weber, preceded her in death. One sister, Anna E. Sensenig, the bereaved husband, and a number of nephews and nieces are left to mourn. We mourn not as those who have no hope. Funeral services were held from her late home on Feb. 7, in charge of Bishops N. L. Landis and Warren Bean and at the Groffdale Mennonite Church by Bishops William Graybill, Richard Danner, and J. L. Stauffer. Text, Phil. 1:21. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
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Reed. Emma (Turner) Reed was born Oct. 14, 1894; died Feb. 23, 1938; aged 43 y. 4 m. 9 d. While engaged in the duties of the home she suffered a stroke of paralysis and the end came in a few hours. She is survived by her husband (John Reed), 4 sons, 3 daughters, an aged mother, 2 brothers, and 4 sisters. Six infants preceded her in death. She was a member of the Mennonite Church since Aug. 25, 1934. Funeral services were held from the United Brethren Church in North Fork, W. Va., in charge of Paul Good. Interment in the cemetery on the Carr farm in the same community.
Brenneman. Christian E., son of David and Elizabeth Brenneman, was born in Wayne Co., Ohio, Jan. 8, 1865; died at his home near Orrville, Ohio, Feb. 27, 1938; aged 73 y. 1 m. 19 d. Jan. 6, 1891, he was married to Ella Senger. To them were born 8 Children. One child (Lydia) preceded him in death. His loving wife, 7 children (Ira, David, Nancy Wademan, Anna Eicherman, Edna Jones, Maynard, Effie Snyder), 15 grandchildren, 1 sister (Mrs. Mary Budd), and many other relatives and friends remain to mourn his departure. Funeral services were conducted March 2 in Martin's Church by I. J. Buchwalter. Text, I Pet. 2:7, latter clause. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
Herr. Mary B., wife of Landis B. Herr,
was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., July 15, 1865; died Jan. 14, 1938;
aged 72 y. 6 m. 29 d. She had been in failing heath for several
months, and for the last month had been confined to her bed. During
her sickness she realized her time here was not long. Although
the parting was very hard she expressed her desire to live with
Christ. As she bade us goodbye she had a parting word for all,
which shall never be forgotten. She leaves her husband, 4 children,
and 8 grandchildren. She was a kind and loving mother and a dear
grandmother. Funeral services were held Feb. 18 at the Mennonite
Church (of which she was a faithful member).
"A precious one from us has gone,
A voice we loved is stilled;
A place is vacant in our home,
Which never can be filled."
Snyder. William Snyder died at his home
near Bloomingdale, Ont., on Sunday evening, Nov. 21, 1937, aged
88 y. 2 m. 30 d. He was a son of the late Jacob S. and Magdalena
Snyder, and was born on the Snyder homestead in Waterloo Co.,
Ont., Aug. 22, 1849. He farmed in the neighborhood of his birthplace
all his life until old age prevented him from going to the fields.
He was united in marriage to Susannah Snyder. This union was blessed
with 5 sons and 2 daughters. He leaves his wife, 3 sons, and 2
daughters (Clayton at home, Ivan of Breslau, Ferman of Kitchener,
Mrs. Arthur Hockborn and Mrs. Ivan Cressman of Bloomingdale).
He is also survived by 2 brothers, 2 sisters, 22 grandchildren,
and 3 great-grandchildren. About 12 years ago he united with the
Mennonite Church and remained faithful until he was called yonder.
Funeral services were conducted by the brethren, C. F. Derstine
and H. W. Stevanus.
Kauffman. Nancy P., daughter of Joshua and Lydia Kauffman, was born Aug. 23, 1860, in Logan Co., Ohio. Almost her entire life was spent in this locality. She died in West Liberty, Ohio, Feb. 23, 1938. She was one of 5 children, a brother dying in infancy, and Jacob and Elizabeth have gone on before. Martha Yoder and Soloma Yoder remain and live in West Liberty. She was deprived of her mother at the age of nine. At an early age she became a member of the South Union congregation, and lived a devout Christian life. She was zealous and active in every activity of her church. An exceptional Bible student, she greatly enjoyed Bible conferences and the discussion of the Word. During her last final days, she derived much comfort from the reading of her Bible. Deprived through life of home and family, we are assured she is now enjoying the eternal home and the mansion prepared for her. The funeral service was held at the South Union Church, Feb. 26, and conducted by Bros. S. E. Allgyer and Marion King. Burial in the Alexander Cemetery.
Good. Elizabeth N., daughter of the late Joseph and Fannie (Nissley) Risser and widow of Christian E. Good, was born near Elizabethtown, Pa., Jan. 7 1846; died Feb. 21, 1938, at the home of her son (Christian R. Good, Elizabethtown); aged 92 y. 1 m. 14 d. She had been ill nearly two weeks suffering from a fall which she had in her bedroom, fracturing her right shoulder. She was a member of the Elizabethtown Mennonite Church. Surviving her are these children: Joseph of Florin, Christian of Elizabethtown, Martin and Clayton of Bainbridge, and Elizabeth, wife of Bert Naylor, Detroit, Mich. Her husband preceded 21 years ago; also 5 children. She is survived by 2 brothers and 1 sister (Martin Risser of Palmyra, Amos Risser of Elizabethtown, and Fannie Demmy of Elizabethtown). She is survived by 36 grandchildren and 61 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Feb. 24 at Elizabethtown Mennonite Church, conducted by Brethren Noah W. Risser and Clarence E. Lutz. Texts, Isa. 38:12 and Rev. 14:13. Interment in Mt. Tunnel Cemetery.
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Hieser. Christian, son of Joseph and Barbara Schrock Hieser was born near Pekin, Ill., Oct. 19, 1851, died at his home at Minier, Ill., Feb. 17, 1938. He was married to Magdalena Sutler Feb. 6, 1876, who with 11 children, 22 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren, survive. The children are John of Hopedale; Mrs. Clara Springer, Mrs. Alma Holmes, William Hieser, and Mrs. Estelle Glaser of Minier; Mrs. Mary Birky of Delavan; Harry of Bloomington; Roy of Towanda; Mrs. Anna Quigg of Ocean Park, Calif.; Mrs. Emma Lippitt and Miss Mena Hieser of Denver, Colo. Two children (Leah Hieser and Mrs. Barbara Springer) preceded him in death. Two sisters (Mrs. Jacob Naffziger and Miss Mary Hieser of Tremont) also survive. Funeral services were held at the Hopedale Mennonite Church, of which he was a member. Services were conducted by Bro. Simon Litwiller, assisted by Bro. Ernest Hostetler.
Snider. Ida, daughter of Christian F. and Catherine Swarr was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., May 26, 1865, where she grew up to young womanhood. Later the family moved to Ohio where she was united in marriage to A. W. Snider on May 1, 1894. About 42 years ago she accepted Christ as her Saviour and united with the Mennonite Church to which faith she held to the end. She has been ailing for the last two years and passed away on Feb. 22, 1938; aged 72 y. 8 m. 27 d. She leaves her husband, 2 sons, 2 brothers, and 2 sisters. She was of a kind disposition, and ready to give a helpful hand wherever needed. Funeral services were held at her home about ten miles northeast of Dayton, Ohio, conducted by her former pastor, Bro. Daniel Augsburger, assisted by Bro. G. R. Jacoby. Burial in the New Carlisle, Ohio, Cemetery.
Yordy. Salome, daughter of Christian and Solome (Somer) Slagel, was born Sept. 6, 1855, near Pekin, Ill.; died at her home 1 _ miles east of Roanoke, Ill., Feb. 21, 1938; aged 82 y. 5 m. 16 d. In her girlhood her parents moved to north of Chenoa, Ill. She united with the Mennonite Church in October, 1870, in which faith she remained until death. Oct. 4, 1874, she was married to Christian Yordy. To this union were born 10 children, 4 dying in infancy and Laura Bryant on June 1, 1929. Those living are Salome Burchey, Tiskilwa; Leah Armstrong, Secor; Joel of Heyworth; Amos of Roanoke; and Lizzie at home. There are 24 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, 1 brother (D. W. Slagel, Flanagan, Ill.), 1 sister (Lydia Smith, Goshen, Ind.), many nephews and nieces and friends to mourn her death. Funeral services were held at the home and at the Roanoke Mennonite Church, conducted by John L. Harnish and Ezra B. Yordy. Text, Job 14:14. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
Myer. Ruth E., daughter of Paul B. and Ruth G. (Hess) Myer, Quarryville, Pa., died rather suddenly Sunday evening, Feb. 13, 1938, while afflicted with whooping cough which developed into pneumonia; aged 4 m. 2 d. We cannot understand God's purpose in taking from our home a treasure so much loved. But we realize His ways, and we look to Him for grace to say, "Thy will be done." Besides her sorrowing parents, she is survived by a sister (Mary) and a brother (John), grandparents (Bro. and Sister John R. Hess and Pre. John B. Myer), also a great-grandmother (Sister Barbara Graver). Her Grandma Myer departed four years ago on the day before she went. Funeral services were held strictly private at the late home by Bro. A. D. Metzler. Text, Job 1:21. Interment in Mechanics Grove Cemetery.
"The sweet little bud, too pure to stay,
God in His wisdom took our darling away;
Not from our memory, not from our love,
But to dwell with Jesus in heaven above."
Wenger. Frances M., daughter of Abram D. and Magdalene (Rhodes) Heatwole, was born near Dayton, Va., May 30, 1853; died at the home of her daughter (Mrs. Luther Coakley) near Dayton, Va., Mar. 2, 1938; aged 84 y. 9 m. 2 d. She was married to Daniel Wenger Aug. 10, 1876. To this union were born 3 sons and 6 daughters. Her husband preceded her in death June 10, 1893. Also 1 son (Abram D.) died April 2, 1934. Surviving are 2 sons (Arthur S. of Dayton and Emanuel J. of Blackstone, Va.), 6 daughters (Mrs. Luther Coakley and Mrs. F. H. Knicely of near Dayton; Mrs. Elam Eberly of Orrville, Ohio; Mrs. Elmer Martin of North Lawrence, Ohio; Mrs. W. E. Knicely of Crew Va.; and Mrs. Frank Simmons of Harrisonburg, Va.), 1 brother (John A. Heatwole of Dalton, Ohio), 1 sister (Mrs. Noah H. Brenneman of Elida, Ohio), 58 grandchildren, and 19 great-grandchildren. She united with the Mennonite Church in her youth and remained faithful until the end. Funeral services were held Mar. 5, from the home of her daughter (Mrs. Luther Coakley) and at the Pleasant View Mennonite Church conducted by Bros. J. D. Wenger, Russell Cline, and Paul Shank. Text, 23rd Psalm. Interment in the Early Cemetery near Pleasant Valley, Va.
Kauffman. Amos S., son of Benjamin and Mary (King) Kauffman, was born April 21, 1871, in Lawrence Co., Pa.; died after a brief illness at the Mennonite Hospital in La Junta, Colo., Nov. 8, 1937; aged 66 y. 6 m. 17 d. In 1899 he was united in marriage to Sarah Kurtz, who preceded him to glory by eleven months. In 1920 the family moved to La Junta, Colo. To this union were born 5 children (John and Archie of Pigeon, Mich.; Joe and Paul of La Junta, Colo.; and Mrs. Mary Yordy of St. Johns, Mich.). He is also survived by 5 grandchildren and 2 brothers (Saul Kauffman of Lawrence Co., Pa., and Eli Kauffman of Clarence Center, N. Y.), and 1 sister (Amanda Hostetler of West Liberty, Ohio). In his youth he accepted Christ as his Savior and united with the Mennonite Church, to which he remained a faithful member. His Christian life and testimony, also his regular attendance at all church services has influenced others to walk the straight and narrow way.
"Should we wish him back in this world of cares,
Where there's pain and sorrow and sin everywhere?
No, for Jesus took him to that blissful state;
Now until He calls us we will patiently wait."
By the Family.
Kreider. Jacob C., son of the late Jacob S. and Anna (Charles) Kreider, was born Sept. 20, 1867; died Feb. 23, 1938, at his home in Rohrerstown, Pa., aged 70 y. 5 m. 3 d. He was united in marriage to Lizzie Peifer. To this union 1 son and 1 daughter were born. Both preceded him in death. He had been in failing health for the past 17 years but only for the last 9 weeks he was confined to his bed. He was a member of the Rohrerstown Mennonite Church for 46 years, taking an active part in all church activities. He is survived by his widow, 1 brother (John C. Kreider), and 2 sisters (Mrs. Mary C. Baer of Rohrerstown, and Mrs. Susan C. Hostetter of Lititz). Funeral services were held at the home Feb. 26 and at the Rohrerstown Mennonite Church, conducted Brethren Landis Schertzer, Jacob Hess and Daniel Gish. Text, Psa. 17:15. Interment in Rohrerstown Mennonite Cemetery.
"Peacefully sleeping resting at last,
Rest on dear husband, thy labor is o'er;
God called you home, to suffer no more,
Your willing hands will toil no more.
A faithful husband, true and kind,
No friend on earth like you I'll find;
The depth of my sorrow I no longer can tell,
At the loss of dear husband I loved so well."
By his widow.
Hammer. David M. Hammer was born near Johnstown. Pa. Aug. 29, 1847; died at his residence Feb. 13, 1938; aged 90 y. 5 m. 14 d. He was a son of Solomon N. and Elizabeth (Barefoot) Hammer, pioneer residents of Somerset Co. Sept. 26, 1871, he was united in marriage to Louisa Foust who died about sixteen years ago. Surviving are 3 sons (William F. of Johnstown, George H. of Boswell, and Samuel F. of Greensburg), 5 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, and 1 brother (Ross F. Hammer). Two sons (Albert and Charles) preceded him in death. In his early years he taught subscription schools. Later he was the first to teach in the free school of his community. He was a great reader; having read the Bible through so many times that he lost track of the number. Each time he discovered new things. No matter with whom he talked, his conversation was nearly always based on the Scriptures. Many years ago he united with the Thomas Mennonite Church, of which he was a faithful member until death. Even though grandfather was old in years, he within a few days of death, was still able to take his daily walk on his farm and enjoyed reading his Bible. "Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord." Funeral services were held in the home and the Thomas Church, conducted by Bros. James Saylor and Harry Blough. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.
Rhinesmith. John M., son of Mathias and Anna Rhinesmith, was born in Elkhart Co., Ind., July 15, 1853; died at his home near White Cloud, Mich., Feb. 27, 1938; aged 84 y. 7 m. 12 d. He was united in marriage to Elizabeth Weirich Feb 19, 1882. To this union were born 3 children; Mrs. O. B. Clemens, at home; Mrs. Addison Erb, of Ionia, Mich.; and Milo at home. He is survived by his widow, 3 children, 6 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, 1 brother (Samuel of Middlebury, Ind.), and many relatives and friends. He was the first to break the family circle, having enjoyed wedded life for 56 years. In 1903 he with he family moved from Indiana to Newago Co., Mich., near White Cloud, where he spent the remainder of his days. At the age of 79 he united with the Mennonite Church, remaining faithful to the end. Being in ailing health for the last 5 or 6 years of his life, he was sick only 3 days before his death. Funeral services were held Mar. 2, at the Big Prairie Union church house. Burial in adjoining cemetery. Services in charge of Bro. Eli A. Bontrager of Midland, Mich. Text, Rev. 14:13.
"Dear friends and neighbors, as you pass me by,
As you are now, so once was I;
As I am now so you will be,
Prepare for death and follow me."
Saylor. Annie Elizabeth (Gashaw) Saylor, was born Jan. 19, 1869; died Feb. 16, 1938; aged 69 y. 28 d. She was united in marriage to Joseph Saylor Oct. 31, 1886. To this union were born 2 children. She is survived by 1 son (Edgar L. Saylor of Jennertown). She was preceded in death by her daughter (Nora Ellen, wife of E. S. Thomas of Thomas Mills, Pa.) Feb. 28, 1920. She is also survived by 8 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. She was a daughter of the late Eli and Catherine (Kauffman) Gashaw. Two sisters (Agnes, wife of Robert Keim; and Bertha, wife of Chauncy Kauffman, both of near Jennertown, Pa.), preceded her in death. She is survived by 1 brother (Isaac Gashaw) and 2 sisters (Laura, wife of John Speigle; and Emma Jane, wife of John Blough all of near Jerome Pa.). In May, 1890, she and husband were baptized and received into the Thomas Mennonite Church. She was an active member until her death; a Sunday-school teacher for many years, until a few months ago when health failed her. She always took an active part in the work of the sewing circle. Her husband was called to the office of deacon June 9, 1900, and to the ministry Feb 27, 1916. Together they shared with each other the joys and sorrows and responsibilities of life until death claimed her, leaving him alone to tread life's pathway when help and encouragement would be much needed. She was failing in health for some years, but very seldom that she could not be at the services until a few weeks before she passed away with a complication of diseases. Funeral services were conducted Feb. 19 at the Thomas Church (where she had been a member for about 48 years), by the brethren, Daniel Kauffman of Scottdale, Pa., and Hiram Wingard and Irvin Holsopple, with a house full of neighbors and friends to pay the last tribute of respect to one whom they had learned to love and respect. Text, Psa. 116:15. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.
Transcribed by Charles Stutzman, Michigan
Myer. Abram Martin, son of the late Solomon and Katherine (Martin) Myer, was born Jan. 28, 1863, in Monterey, Pa.; died Jan. 22, 1938; aged 75 y. 6 d. He was a retired farmer and carpenter and lived in Monterey and Leola all his life. His wife (Lydia Kreider), died five years ago. He is survived by the following children: Elmer K., Pasadena, Calif.; John K., Chicago, Ill.; Mabel K. Myer and Elsie M., wife of Nevin H. Hellegass, Leola; also 7 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Jan. 25 at the Stumptown Mennonite Church, of which he was a member. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
Kauffman. Alice Maxine, aged 17 months, daughter of John M. and Margaret (Miller) Kauffman died March 7, 1938, after a short illness of pneumonia. She leaves her parents, 1 sister (Shirley), a brother (Glenn) and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted at the Mattawana, Pa., Mennonite Church by Bro. Aaron Mast. Texts, Cant. 4:5; 5:1.
"A sunbeam stole in our home one day,
Just a little while to stay,
"Til the Father of Light said, 'I need her
And took our darling away."
Chupp. Vera Jane, twin daughter of Emanuel and Susan Chupp, died March 4, 1938, of bronchial pneumonia; aged 6 m. 4 d. She leaves her father, mother, 2 brothers (Paul Edward and Melvin Ray), 2 grandmothers, 1 grandfather. She will now meet her twin brother who died 5 months ago. Though they both are gone we remember them, and hope to meet them again. Funeral services conducted at the Yoder Kans., Mennonite Church by Bishop H. A. Diener. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
"A precious one to us was given
To bud on earth and bloom in heaven;
God in His mercy has taken her away,
The dear little hands, we miss them so
All through the day."
Senger. Magdalene, daughter of Jonathan and Barbara Rutter, was born Nov. 13, 1894 near Intercourse, Pa., and died at her home in Kinzers, Pa., Feb. 23, 1938; aged 88 y. 3 m. 10 d. She was united in marriage to Preacher John B. Senger Oct. 24, 1872, who preceded her in death about six years. To this union were born 7 children, 1 daughter and 2 sons preceded her in death. Surviving are 4 children (Harry R.; Sandford H.; Viola, wife of Dr. W. S. Schurn; and Emma, wife of H. W. Winters), all of Kinzers, Pa. Funeral services were held Saturday, Feb. 26, at the home by Bro. George Graham, and at Kinzers Mennonite Church by Bro. Abram L. Martin.
Shoup. Emanuel M., youngest son of Jacob and Nancy Shoup, was born near Mt. Eaton, Ohio, Nov. 20, 1870; died March 10, 1938; aged 67 y. 3 m. 20 d. He spent the greater part of his life on a farm near Dalton, Ohio. He was united in marriage to Mary Brubaker Nov. 15, 1910, who preceded her husband in death June 3, 1933. To this union were born 3 children, 2 having died in infancy. His daughter, Mrs. Fern White, survives. He was the last member of a family of seven to pass to the great beyond. He was a faithful member of the Martin Mennonite Church for many years. Funeral services were held at his home and at the Martin Church March 13 by Bro. I. J. Buchwalter, Stanford Mumaw, and Alva Wengerd. Interment in Martin Cemetery.
Gingerich. Daniel, son of Joseph O. and Mary Hellmuth Gingerich, was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., Dec. 21, 1862. On April 17, 1906, he was united in matrimony to Sister Catherine Roth of Oxford Co., Ont. The same year he accepted Christ as his Saviour and was received into church fellowship at East Zorra A. M. congregation. This union was blest with 3 sons (Henry, Hartman, Sydney) who died in infancy. He passed away at his late home near Tavistock on Jan. 19, 1938; aged 75 y. 1 m. 28 d. Leaving to mourn his departure are his bereaved companion, 2 sons (Henry of Tavistock, Hartman at home), 3 grandchildren, 3 brothers (Frank of New Hamburg, Aaron of Woodstock, Jacob of Saskatchewan). Funeral services conducted at the home on Jan. 22 by Bro. J. R. Bender and at the East Zorra A. M. Church by Brethren M. Keupfer and D. S. Jutzi. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
Hershey. Levi H., son of Peter and Anna (Hess) Hershey, was born near Landisville, Pa.,Nov. 26, 1860; died at his home in Landisville, Dec. 30, 1937; aged 77 y. 1 m. 4 d. He spent his entire life near and in Landisville, and was engaged in the creamery business for many years. In young manhood he accepted his Saviour and united with the Mennonite Church, proving himself a faithful member to the end. Feb. 12, 1887, he was united in marriage to Susan Hess. This union was blessed with 1 son (Samuel), who preceded his father in death by over twelve years. He is survived by his wife, 3 granddaughters, as follows: Anna, wife of James Hess; Ruth and Elizabeth; also 1 great-granddaughter (Esther Hess), 1 brother, 3 sisters, and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Jan. 3, from his late home by Bros. Hiram Kauffman and Christian Frank. Interment in the Landisville Cemetery.
Ruby. Catherine, daughter of Christian and Barbara Roth Lebold, was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., where she grew to womanhood; died Feb. 27, 1938; aged 70 y. 3 m. 27 d. In her young years she accepted Christ as her Saviour, was baptized by the late Bishop John Gascho of Wilmot, and was a faithful member of A.M. congregation in East Zorra. Jan. 9, 1894, she was united in holy wedlock to Bro. Joseph R. Ruby of Oxford, Ont. This union was blessed with 4 children (Christ in East Zorra; Catherine who died in infancy; Laura, wife of Amos Zehr in East Zorra; William of Tavistock). Her husband passed away while visiting in Iowa in 1926. She leaves 2 sons, 1 daughter, 10 grandchildren, and 3 brothers (Jacob of South Easthope, Daniel and Christian of Wellesley). Funeral services at home on March 2 by Bro. J. R. Bender and at the East Zorra A. M. Church by Brethren M. Keupfer and D. S. Jutzi. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
Moyer. Noah M. Moyer died at his home near
Morwood, Pa., Sept. 18, 1937; aged 86 y. 5 m. 18 d. He was a son
of the late John B. and Barbara Moyer and was born on the old
Moyer homestead on which place he farmed all his life. He was
united in marriage to Mary, daughter of the late Jacob Moyer.
His wife preceded him 26 years ago. This union was blessed with
6 daughters and 2 sons all of whom survive: Barbara, Anna, Jacob,
and Irvin at home; Minerva, wife of John H. Moyer, Souderton;
Laura, wife of Howard C. Nice, Souderton; Flora, wife of Rufus
Derstine, Hatfield; Mary, wife of Eli Gehman, Bally. One sister
(Lydia, wife of Abram H. Moyer, Souderton) also survives. He was
a faithful member of the Franconia Mennonite Church where funeral
services were conducted Sept. 22, 1937. Burial in adjoining cemetery.
"A precious one from us has gone,
A voice we loved is stilled;
A place is vacant in our home,
Which never can be filled."
By the family.
Metzler. Amanda (Myer), wife of the late
Henry B. Metzler, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Aug. 18, 1859;
died Feb. 3, 1938, at the home of her son (Harvey Metzler) near
Strasburg; aged 78 y. 5 m. 15 d. Her husband died 9 years ago.
She had been in failing health for the past year, with heart failure,
which at many times was very uncomfortable. But in her last sickness
she was confined to her bed only one week, when she quietly and
peacefully passed away. She leaves her son Harvey and his companion,
3 granddaughters (Arlene H., Evelyn H., and Dorothy Jean Metzler),
2 brothers and 2 sisters, (also 2 sons and 2 daughters preceded
her in death). Funeral services were conducted Feb. 6 at the home
by Bros. C. M. Brubaker and B. Wenger and at the Metzler Mennonite
Church, where she was a faithful member for many years. Interment
in the adjoining cemetery.
"Mother is gone, but not forgotten,
Sorrow fills that vacant chair;
Trusting faithfully, we all shall meet her
Clad up yonder bright and fair."
Herr. Susanna B. (Myers) Herr, passed away
on Sunday, March 6, 1938, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Joseph
S. Hershey, Millersville, Pa.; aged 88 y. 2 m. 17 d. She was united
in marriage to John L. Herr, who preceded her by 23 years; also
a son (Calvin) preceded her by 5 years, and a great-granddaughter
(Anna Susan Glaeser) by 16 months. She is survived by 2 daughters
(Alta, of J. D. Hostetter, and Emma, wife of Joseph S. Hershey),
by 1 son (Samuel F.), all of Millersville; also by 16 grandchildren,
10 great-grandchildren, and 1 sister (Mrs. Magdalena B. Herr,
of Lancaster). She was the daughter of the late preacher Samuel
Myers, of Hanover, Pa. At the age of twenty-one she united with
the Mennonite Church and lived a devout Christian life. Funeral
services were held at the home and in the Millersville Mennonite
Church, March 9, conducted by Brethren Daniel Gish, Jacob Hess,
and Landis Shertzer. Texts, I Cor. 15:6; II Cor. 5:1.
"Deep in our hearts lies a sweet picture
Of our dear mother now gone to rest;
And it in fond remembrance we'll keep,
Till we meet in the land of the blest."
Knarr. Clara, daughter of the late Jacob C. and Elizabeth (Karcher) Erb, and beloved wife of William Knarr, passed away suddenly as a result of a heart attack, at her late residence in Kitchener, Ont., early Wednesday morning, March 9, 1938; aged 62 y. 7 d. She was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., March 2, 1876. She is survived by her husband, 4 sons (Alvin of Kitchener, Clayton of Waterloo, Wilfred and Oren at home) and 3 daughters (Eva, Mrs. John Davenport; Vera, Mrs. Earl Becker; and Mary, Mrs. Arno Miller), all of Kitchener. She is also survived by 6 grandchildren, 2 brothers (Anson Erb of Carstairs, Alta.; Addison Erb of Waterloo) and 5 sisters (Miss Malinda Erb, Mrs. Ira Snyder, and Mrs. Delton Snider also of Waterloo, Mrs. Addis Cressman of New Hamburg, and Mrs. Joseph Weber of Waterloo). She has been a faithful member of the Mennonite Church since her youth. She will be missed by the Church, family, and community. Funeral services at the First Mennonite Church, Kitchener, interment at Waterloo. Services in charge of Bro. C. F. Derstine, and Jonas Snider. Theme: "The Contributions of a Christian Mother."
Albrecht. Joseph S., son of John and Mary
(Steakly) Albrecht, was born in Perth Co., Ont., Nov. 19, 1881;
died in Oxford Co., Ont., Jan. 30, 1938, after 10 days illness
of pneumonia; aged 56 y. 2 m. 11 d. He accepted Christ as his
Saviour and was received into church fellowship upon confession
of faith by Bishop J. M. Bender, Oct. 7, 1908, in the East Zorra
A. M. congregation, in which faith he died. On Oct. 8, 1908, he
was united in matrimony to Lydia Erb of Oxford Co., Ont. This
union was blest with 2 sons and 3 daughters (Harvey of Tavistock;
Elmer of Perth Co., Adeline, Mrs. Joel Stiri, of Perth; Katie,
Mrs. Josiah Roth, of Oxford; Lucinda, Mrs. Irvin Stiri, of Oxford).
He leaves his sorrowing companion, 5 children, 5 grandchildren,
his mother, 4 brothers, and 5 sisters. Funeral services were conducted
Feb. 2, at the home by Bro. Menno Keupfer and at East Zorra A.
M. Church by D. S. Jutzi, Joe R. Bender, and M. O. Jantzi. Interment
in adjoining cemetery.
"Death has robbed us of dear father,
Whom we loved and cherished dear;
It was our father, yes dear father,
Can we help but shed a tear?"
Ramseyer. Annie, daughter of Jacob M. and
Mary (Ruby) Bender was born in Perth Co., Ont., June 6,
1884, where she spent her childhood years. On Oct. 7, 1900, she
was received into church fellowship of the East Zorra A. M. congregation
upon confession of faith and water baptism by her father, the
late Bishop Joe M. Bender, and was a faithful member to her end.
On Sept. 22, 1904 she was united in holy matrimony to Bro. Noah
Ramseyer of Oxford Co., Ont,. Faithfully sharing the responsibilities
and joys of a happy life until the grim messenger of death suddenly
called her to her reward on Feb. 15, 1938. This union was blest
with 4 sons of whom 2 preceded her in death. She was called away
at her home in East Zorra at the age of 53 y. 8 m. 9 d. She leaves
her bereaved companion, 2 sons, (Alvin in East Zorra, Leander
at home), 5 grandchildren, 4 brothers, and 3 sisters. Funeral
services were conducted at home on Feb. 18 by Bro. Menno Keupfer
and at East Zorra A. M. church by Bros. M. S. Zehr of Pigeon,
Mich., and D. S. Jutzi of Tavistock, Ont. Interment in adjoining
"The blow was great, the shock severe,
We little thought her death so near,
Forget her? No, we never will,
In God's care she liveth still."
Transcribers Note: Father's name is either Jacob M. or Joe M.
Stauffer. Salinda M., daughter of the late
Martin M. and Lydia Martin and wife of Barton W. Stauffer
of Brownstown, Pa., was born near Goodville, Pa., March 1, 1871;
died Feb. 20, 1938; aged 66 y. 11 m. 19 d. She united with the
Weaverland Mennonite Church and was a faithful member till the
end, which came very sudden from heart failure on Sunday morning,
Feb. 20. Surviving are her husband and 3 daughters (Anna, wife
of George M. Zeiset or Brownstown; Lydia, wife of Samuel S. Shirk
of Groffdale; and Miriam, wife of Lloyd F. Sweigert, of Lititz).
Two sons (Martin and Aaron) preceded her in death. She is survived
by 2 sisters (Mrs. John O. Huber of Union Grove, and Mrs. Harry
M. Martin of New Holland) and 14 grandchildren. She was conscious
and was praying as she knew she was slowly leaving us. Funeral
services were held at the home of her daughter (Mrs. George M.
Zeiset) on Feb. 24, in charge of Benjamin Wenger and Eli Sauder
at the house and John W. Weaver and John Sauder at Weaverland.
Text, I Sam. 20:3. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
"Tis hard to part with mother, dear,
No more to see her here;
But yet we're glad if God saw best
To end her troubles and give her rest."
By the family.
Thomas. Robert, son of Martin and Dorothy
Erb Thomas, died suddenly Feb. 17, 1938, at St. Joseph Hospital,
Lancaster, Pa.; aged 4 y. 3 m. 10 d. Robert went with his cousin
to take eggs to Lancaster and on going down grade his cousin tried
to shut the door with one hand, and seeing the car turn towards
the bank, put on the brake which threw Robert out of the moving
car. His unconscious body was taken to the hospital where attendants
said the boy suffered a fracture of the lower left jaw, torn wind
pipe, and injuries of head and chest. Death ended his suffering
six hours later. He is survived by his parents, 1 sister (Marianne
at home), grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Erb of Landisville,
and Mrs. John H. Thomas of Millersville), 3 great-grandmothers,
2 great-grandfathers, uncles, aunts and many others. The departure
of little Robert caused us deep grief, but the memory of his short
stay with us and the experience of this great sorrow we submit
to the will of our heavenly Father who knows what is best. Funeral
services were held Feb. 20 from Masonville Mennonite Church, conducted
by Bros. J. C. Habecker, J. K. Charles, C. K. Lehman, and laid
to rest at Landisville Mennonite Cemetery.
"Sad and sudden was the call
Of Robert, so dearly loved by all.
The shock was great, the blow severe
Little we thought death was so near.
Safe within our Father's mansion
Clad in robes all white and fair."
Stauffer. Isaiah S., son of the
late John D. and Catherine (Stoner) Stauffer, was born July 19,
1869, in Lancaster Co., Pa.; died Feb. 28, 1938, at his home in
Millersville, Pa.; aged 68 y. 7 m. 9 d. Surviving are his wife
(who before her marriage was Adeline C. Burkholder), 1 daughter
(Hazel, wife of Menno E. Miller) and 1 little granddaughter LaVon.
One sister (Mrs. Jacob H. Weaver) also survives. He had been in
failing health for over a year, suffering with colitis, but he
kept working at his trade of woodworking and blacksmithing until
last September. In this weakened condition he took three apoplectic
strokes at different intervals which rendered him helpless. Through
all his suffering he was quiet and patient. After he realized
he could not get well he longed to go home. Just several days
before he died he had a wonderful vision of heaven and the beauties
"too glorious to behold," as he said. The last day he
took a heart attack which caused intense suffering. He was a member
of the Mennonite Church for many years. Funeral services were
held at his late home March 5, conducted by Bros. David Miller
and Landis Shertzer and at the Millersville Mennonite Church by
Bros. Jacob Hess and Stoner Krady. Text, Heb. 11:10. Interment
in the adjoining cemetery.
"Father dear, your wish is granted,
Sorrow, pain and grief are o'er;
By the Eastern Gate we'll meet you
Over on that peaceful shore."
By the Family.
Transcribed by Charles Stutzman, Michigan
Kauffman - Marie E., (Daniels), wife of Joseph Kauffman, was born Mar. 20, 1886; died Feb. 24, 1938; aged 51 y. 11 m. 4 d. She was married to Joseph Kauffman of Thomas Mills, near Johnstown, Pa., Feb. 3, 1918. To this union 1 daughter was born and both husband and daughter preceded her in death. She was preceded in death also by 5 sisters. She is survived by 5 sisters, 4 brothers, 1 step-son and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted in the Thomas Mennonite Church of which she was a faithful member for 20 years by S.G. Shetler and James Saylor. Her body was laid away in the Thomas Cemetery.
Thomas - Noah, son of Peter K. and Nancy Thomas, was born in Kent Co., Mich., Dec. 29, 1870; died at his home near Clarksville, Mich., Feb, 16, 1928; aged 67 y. 1 m. 17 d. He was united in marriage to Mary Kauffman, Mar. 5, 1893, who passed away in 1925. On. Sept. 25, 1935, he was married to Eunice Merrill of Clarksville. He leaves his wife, and adopted daughter (Mrs. Lulu Cannivan of Bowne), 1 brother (Nelson, of Clarksville), 1 half sister (Mrs. George Forbey), 1 step sister (Mrs. Fred Schwarter of Freeport), and 2 grandchildren. The funeral services were held at the Bowne Mennonite Church. Burial in the cemetery near by.
Winey - Lydia L. (Graybill), was born Feb. 13, 1853; died Mar. 12, 1938; aged 85 y. 29 d. She was the last surviving member of the late John G. and Anna Graybill family, near Richfield, Pa. She was married to Amos Winey Dec. 28, 1875. To this union were born 1 son and 7 daughters. She is survived by her husband, 1 sons and 4 daughters. She and her husband united with the Mennonite Church north of Richfield, in May 1876. Brief services were held Mar. 17 in her late home and continued in the Richfield Mennonite Church, by B.S. Graybill, assisted by Jacob G. Brubaker. Texts, Jno. 16:33; Phil. 1:21. Interment in the Richfield Cemetery.
Mast - Arie King Mast was born Dec. 15, 1887, to Christ and Mary King; died Mar. 13, 1938; aged 50 y. 2 m. 28 d. Apr. 26, 1905, she was married to Perry Mast, who survives her. To this union were born 6 sons; namely, Paul of Kokomo, Clark of near home, Leo of Plevna; Claude, Russel, and Woodrow preceded her into the spirit world. Besides the husband and 3 sons there are 2 grandchildren, 2 sisters (Nancy Lantz and Della Schrock), and many other relatives and friends. For many years she has been a loyal, helpful member of the Mennonite Church, having taught a Sunday school class for a number of years. Services at the Howard-Miami Co., Church near Amboy, Ind., on Mar. 16, conducted by the local ministers.
Blough - Lizzie, daughter of the late Jeremiah and Lizzie Livingston, was born near Johnstown, Pa., Sept. 17, 1885; died of cancer Jan. 29, 1938; aged 52 y. 4 m. 12 d. She was married to Daniel Blough, Sept. 19, 1906, who preceded her in death. She is survived by an only son, brothers, sisters, and many other relatives. She had been a member of the Mennonite Church for a number of years before her death. She suffered intensely and was willing to pass away. She had made a number of arrangements for her funeral. The body was taken to the Weaver Cemetery near Geistown, Pa., where is was laid away. Funeral services were in charge of S.G. Shetler and Sanford G. Shetler.
Hubble - Martha Ellen, daughter of William and Jane Able was born Dec. 25, 1860, at Stikesville, Ind., and passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Sultzer, Mar. 12, 1938; after an illness of almost ten years being bedfast all this time. Nov. 25, 1876, she was united in marriage to Coleman Hubble. To this union 5 children were born, 3 having preceded her in death. They came to Holden, Mo., in 1880, ten years later they moved to their East Lynne community where they lived until death. She united with the Baptist Church in her youth and remained a faithful member until death. Funeral services were conducted at the home of her son-in-law (John Sultzer) in East Lynne, Mo., by Bro. I.G. Hartzler. Interment in the Pitt's Chapel Cemetery.
Aschliman - Levi, son of Peter and Hannah Aschliman, was born in Davies Co., Ind., Feb. 28, 1886; died Jan. 24, 1938; aged 51 y. 26 d. He was ill about 10 weeks with a complication of diseases. He confessed Christ as his Saviour in his youth and united with the Amish Church, but later transferred his membership to the Mennonite Church of Archbold, Ohio, and remained a faithful member until death. He leaves a feeble mother, 3 brothers (John of Auburn, Ind.; Samuel, of Pigeon, Mich.; Amos of West Liberty, Ohio), 4 sisters (Mrs. Abraham Grabill, Mrs. Peter Miller, and Mary, all of Hicksville, Ohio; Mrs. Noah Yoder of Montgomery, Ind.); also many relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at his home Jan. 25, in charge of A.S. Miller, of Spencerville, Ind., and at the Lockport Church near Stryker, Ohio, by S.D. Grieser, assisted by Jesse Short. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
Heatwole - Clara June, infant daughter of Bro. and Sister
Eli D. Heatwole, Dayton, Va., died suddenly Feb. 22, 1938; aged
3 m. 16 d. Since His ways are not our ways, we humbly submit and
say "Thy will be done." Little Clara June was a bright
and loving child and is greatly missed in the home. Besides her
parents she is survived by 1 sister and 2 brothers (Norma, Ivan,
and Lester) all at home, 4 grandparents, 2 great-grandparents,
and a number of uncles, aunts and cousins. Funeral services were
held from the Bank Mennonite Church conducted by Bro. S.H. Rhodes,
assisted by Bro. J.S. Martin. Text, Job. 1:21, latter clause,
and Luke 18:16. Her little body was laid to rest in the adjoining
Tho' we miss our precious darling, we're sure she's happier there
Where her Saviour smiles His blessing and her soul is free from care.
Snider - Sidney B. Snider was born Mar. 4, 1885; died
at the home of his son Menno on Mar. 6, 1938; aged 83 y. 1 d.
On Nov. 5, 1876, he was married to Blandena Martin, who preceded
him in death, June 9, 1937. This union was blessed with 4 children:
Menno, Milton, and Norman, of Elmira and David of Hawksville.
Surviving him are 4 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, 3 sisters
(Mrs. Israel Groff, Mrs. John Brecker, and Mrs. Josiah Shoemaker).
He was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church. Funeral services
were held from his late home to the Mennonite Church, conducted
by the home minister, Bro. Oliver D. Snider, assisted by Bro.
Manassah Hallman. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
"The call was sudden, the shock severe, we little thought his death so near;
And only those who have lost can tell, the loss of a loved one without farewell."
Berkey - David K., son of Jacob and Magdalena (Kauffman), Berkey, both deceased, was born Dec. 17, 1842; died at the home of his son-in-law, near Johnstown, Pa., Mar. 4, 1938; aged 95 y. 2 m. 15 d. He was married to Sarah Livingston, May 29, 1866. To this union were born 4 children of whom 3 survive, namely Josiah L., Lowell, Mich.; Mary (wife of John A. Thomas) and Katie (wife of Romanus Alwine) both of Johnstown, Pa. He was preceded in death by parents, 1 brother, 1 sisters, his wife in 1884, his daughter Louisa in 1930, and 1 grandchild. He is survived by 3 children, 7 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends. He was a member of the Mennonite Church for many years, and his seat in the church was not vacant, when health permitted. Funeral services were conducted in the home by S.G. Shetler and in the Stahl Church by S.G. Shetler and Sanford G. Shetler. The services were largely attended. The body was laid to rest in the Stahl Cemetery.
Beck - Regina Beck (nee Reigsecker), was born
near Pettisville, Ohio, Aug. 1, 1859; died at her home in Henry
Co., O.; aged 78 y. 5 m. 13 d. On Dec. 21, 1882, she was united
in marriage with John G. Beck and together they shared the joys
and sorrows of life until Aug. 8, 1929, when he was called home.
To this union were born 5 sons (Christ, Samuel, Solomon, Henry,
and John) and 3 daughters (Anna, Arminda, and Mary). She leaves
7 children, 21 grandchildren, 2 brothers, 3 sisters and many near
relatives and friends. Her husband, 1 son (Samuel), 1 brother,
and 1 sister preceded her in death. Her death was caused by neuritis
of the heart. Funeral services were held at the Central Mennonite
Church near Archbold, Ohio, conducted by S.D. Grieser, assisted
by E.B. Frey. Interment in Eckley Cemetery.
"In the stillness of the night, death drew near
And claimed our mother, whom we loved so dear,
But oh, so suddenly she passed away
To meet those who have already gone the way."
Hernley - Jonas B., son of Christian H., and Catherine (Bucher) Hernley, was born near Lititz, Pa., Jan. 13, 1858; died suddenly of a heart attack at his home at Scottdale, Pa., on Mar. 21, 1938 aged 80 y. 2 m. 8 d. He was married Nov. 27, 1879, to Ella Mary Risser, who preceded him in death 11 weeks prior to his decease. To this union were born 11 children, 8 of whom survive, as follows: 1 daughter (Barbara, wife of John C. Paul, Scottdale), 7 sons (Henry and Ivan, Scottdale; C.R., Montgomery, W. Va.; Albert, Ephrata, Pa.; Elam and Melvin, Scottdale; Loyd, Alverton, Pa.). He is also survived by 31 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, and 2 brothers (C.B. and Samuel Hernley, both of near Lititiz, Pa.). One son, Jacob, died in October, 1927, and 1 son and 1 daughter died in infancy. Bro. and Sister Hernley lived in Lancaster Co., Pa., until 20 years ago when they moved to Scottdale. Bro. Hernley was employed by the Mennonite Publishing House for the past 16 years. He was a member of the Mennonite Church for many years and early in life formed the habit of regular Church attendance. He was a faithful Christian and a kind father and will be missed in the home, the community and the church. Among his last concerns was the salvation of an aged man in whom he took an interest. Funeral services were held Mar. 23, by the home ministers at his late residence and the Scottdale mennonite Church. The text used was Psalm 133:1, his own selection. Burial in the Scottdale Cemetery.
Yoder - Rebecca, daughter of Joseph and Lydia (Kauffman)
Swartzendruber, was born near Wellman, Iowa, Aug. 20, 1864;
died Mar. 4, 1938; aged 73 y. 6 m. 12 d. She was united in marriage
Dec. 9, 1883, to John Y. Yoder. To this union were born 1 daughter
(Ethel, wife of Irving Bender) and 3 sons (Emery, Jason, and Lloyd,
all of near Wellman, Ia.). She leaves 4 children, 9 grandchildren,
2 sisters (Mrs. Will Eicher of Wayland, Ia., and Mrs. D.J. Miller),
2 brothers (John J. and Chris J. of Wellman, Ia.), and a large
number of other relatives and friends. She was one of a family
of 16 children, being preceded in death by 5 sisters (Magdalene,
Katie, Anna, Mary, Lizzie), and 6 brothers (David, Abraham, Eli,
Joseph, Harvey, and one in infancy). Early in life she accepted
Christ as her Saviour and united with the Mennonite Church to
which she remained faithful until death. She was an active member
in her church, attending service whenever health permitted. She
had been a teacher in the primary department since the beginning
of the West Union Church until failing health made it impossible
for her to continue. She was ever willing to help others and held
a deep concern for the spiritual and material welfare of all with
whom she came in contact. She and her husband spent their entire
life living on the farm, on which they started housekeeping. Upon
the death of her companion, a little more than 2 months ago, she
went to live at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Irving Bender,
where she peacefully fell asleep in Jesus on March 4. She had
been in failing health for several years, becoming gradually worse
eight weeks ago. She bore her sufferings patiently as they became
more and more severe, with complications setting in. Her condition
was brought about by a malignancy of the liver, which brought
on a failing of the heart, thereby causing her death.
"There is no name to me so dear, no name on earth so sweet to hear.
No name that fills my heart with cheer, like that dear name of Mother."
Transcribed by C. Wheeler - British Columbia