Crilow. - Lydia, daughter of Benedict and Barbara Kline, was born Oct. 25, 1853, and died on her 89th birthday at her home in Holmes Co., Ohio. In her youth she accepted Christ as her personal Saviour and united with the Walnutcreek Mennonite Church. Later she trans-ferred her membership to the Martinscreek con-gregation, where she remained a faithful mem-ber until death. She was a very devoted mother and housekeeper as long as health permitted. The last four years of her life she was confined to her bed most of the time, but did not suffer much pain until the last three months. What-ever her lot in life, she bore it with Christian patience. On Jan. 11, 1873, she was united in marriage to Daniel Crilow, with whom she shared the joys and sorrows of life for 64 years. To this union were born twelve children. Her hus-band and four children preceded her in death. The following children remain to follow mother to her last resting place: Urias, of Benton, Ohio; William, Edward, Alexander, Alvin, Lizzie, Mrs. S. E. Mast, and Cora, Mrs. Chas. Gilt, all of Millersburg, Ohio; and Ida, Mrs. D. M. Hershberger, Alliance, Ohio. There also remain 37 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, one broth-er, (Edward Kline), and one sister (Mrs. Sophia Umstead). The funeral services were conducted by Bros. S. W. Sommer and Calvin Mast.
"Mother is peacefully sleeping, resting at last.
The world's weary troubles and trials are past.
In silence she suffered, in patience she bore,
Till God called her home to suffer no more."
Detweiler. - Pearl Mae, daughter of Valentine and Katie (Slagell) Detweiler, was born Dec. 14, 1905, near Beaver Crossing, Neb.; died at her home near Thomas, Okla., Oct. 26, 1942; aged 36 y. 10 m. 12 d. In her youth she remembered her Creator and at the age of 13 was baptized and received into the Pleasant View Mennonite Church. She was greatly interested in the work of the church and in the saving of the lost, always 'being present at every service if health permitted. She was always glad for the reading of the Word, for prayer and for singing. She was the first of a family of ten children to go to the heavenly home. She is sur-vived by her father and mother, six sisters and three brothers (Mrs. Arthur Waters, Thomas, Okla.; Joe of Hydro, Okla.; Mrs. Pete Schantz, Thomas; Mrs. Alvin Schantz, and Mrs. Paul Johns of Hydro; John, of Thomas; Ben, of Weatherford, Okla.; Mrs. Roy King, Kansas City, Kans.; Mrs. Glen Miller, Weatherford), 19 nieces and nephews, and a great many friends. Funeral services were conducted at the home by Bro. Jno. Slagell and at the church by Bros. Joseph Slagell and Alva Swartzendruber. Texts (chosen by the deceased), Psa. 17:15; II Tim. 4:8; Isa. 64:4; Isa. 55:7; II Cor. 13:11. Interment in cemetery near by.
"He took me out of the pit, and from the miry clay,
He set my feet upon a rock, establishing my way,
He put a song in my mouth, our God to magnify,
And He'll take me some day to His home on high."
Dilton. - Ivy Dilton was born Nov. 7, 1876; died Nov. 13, 1942; aged 66 y. 6 d. She is sur-vived by one daughter, Alice O'Hara of Wauwatosa, Wis., and a host of friends. We know very little of Sister Dilton's history, as she didn't often speak of it. April 18, 1937, she was received by baptism into the Mennonite Mission Church at Portland, Oreg., having been won as a convert a short time previously. She was still a mem-ber of our little flock when she passed peacefully away, the victim of a sudden heart attack.
Hackman. - Samuel F. Hackman was born in Montgomery Co., Pa., Feb. 2, 1862; died at the home of a son (Samuel D. Hackman) in Franconia, Pa., Nov. 5, 1942; aged 80 y. 9 m. 3 d. He had been in failing health for the past eight and a half years, at times being bedfast. How-ever, the greater part of this time he was able to be up and about and at times was able to at-tend church services, which he greatly enjoyed, having been permitted to attend church less than two weeks before he passed away. His last ill-ness was of short duration, being bedfast less than five days, and passed away rather unexpect-edly, being conscious to the end. Nov. 18, 1882, he was married to Kate S. Detweiler who pre-ceded him Dec. 12, 1931. Since this time he made his home with his son Samuel. This union was blessed with six sons (Henry D., Hatfield, Pa.; Tyson D., Souderton, Pa.; Harrison D., de-ceased; Elmer D., Narberth, Pa.; Samuel D., Franconia; and Raymond D., Hatfield). The funeral took place Nov. 9, from his son's home, followed by services at the Franconia Mennonite Church, where he had been a member for many years. Interment in adjoining cemetery. Services in charge of Bros. Menno B. Souder, Elwood D. Derstine, Arthur Ruth, and John Lapp. Text, Rev. 21:7.
"How sweet to our memories his life comes to us,
Through the years that he lived and his cares we now see,
His tender compassion in words can't express,
It touches our hearts, since he's gone to his rest."
Hostetler. - Levi, son of Levi and Barbara Hostetler,
was born in Elkhart Co., Ind., Feb. 5, 1876; died suddenly at
his home near Harrisburg, Oreg.. Nov. 8, 1942; aged 66 y. 9 m.
3 d. Early in life he accepted Christ as his Saviour, uniting
with the Amish Mennonite Church, to which he was faithful until
death. Oct. 10, 1898, he was united in marriage to Rose Bippus.
Soon after marriage they moved to Hubbard, Oreg., and later to
Shelbyville, Ill. After living there about 10 years, they returned
to Harrisburg, Oreg., where he lived until the time of his death.
To this union were born 11 children, six having died in infancy
and childhood. He was also preceded by his companion, who passed
away suddenly March 21, 1941; also by 2 brothers and 2 sisters.
He is survived by 5 children (Mrs. Ernest Nafziger of Portland,
Levi Edward of Portland, Mrs. C. R. Meyer of Vancouver, Wash.,
John of Portland. and Mrs. Harley Baker of Harrisburg), 10 grandchildren,
2 great-grandchildren, 4 sisters (Mrs. Martha Kenagy of Albany,
Mrs. Lydia Stutzman and Mrs. Ida Baker of Harrisburg, Mrs. Katie
Schrock of Shelbyville, Ill., 1 broth-er (Enos of Sheridan), and
a host of other rela-tives and friends. He lost his hearing in
early childhood, and the past 30 years or so he had been preaching
in the sign language to the other deaf members of the congregation,
having been appointed by the ministry. On Sunday, the day of his
death, he attended church services and was apparently in his usual
health; but when found later, he was sitting in his chair, asleep
in death. He was always deeply concerned in the spiritual welfare
of his children, as well as of others. Funeral services were held
Nov. 13, at the Harrisburg A. M. Church, with Bros. James Bucher
and Jacob Roth officiating. Text, Psa. 73:24. Interment in the
"The call was sudden, the shock severe,
We little thought his death so near;
Only those suddenly bereft, can tell
The sadness of parting without farewell."
Kauffman.-Pauline, daughter of Samuel J. and Mattie Frey, was born May 20, 1917, in Newton Co., Ind.; died in the Jasper County Hospital, Rensselaer, Ind., Sept. 25, 1942; aged 25 y. 4 m. 5 d. On Sept. 3, 1935, she was united in marriage to Bro. Elmer Joseph Kauffman. This union was blessed with 2 children: Eileen Janette and Joella Jane. Besides the husband and daughters, she is survived by her father, Samuel J. Frey; 5 sisters, Lydiann, wife of Art Troyer; Elizabeth, wife of LeRoy Stevens; Ada, at home; Irma, wife of Kenneth Weaver; Jose-phine, adopted by Noah Anderson; a brother, Sylvanus Frey; a stepmother, Alice Frey; a half sister, Clara Ragina; 2 half-brothers, Nor-man Eugene and Richard LaMar, and also a host of relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her mother. Mattie (Anderson) Frey, Sept. 14, 1934. She was a member of the Burr Oak Mennonite Church, into which she was re-ceived by baptism in 1930. She was a devoted wife and mother, and through a long and severe illness, she bore her burden with wonderful composure. Her testimony before she went to her rest left a lasting impression on all who heard it. Funeral services were conducted at the Burr Oak Church on Sept. 27, by the pastor F. W. Weaver.
Kremer. - Richard Wallace Kremer, son of Joseph and
Ella (Stutzman) Kremer, was born near Milford, Neb., on April
25, 1920, and passed away Nov. 22, 1942, at his home near Milford,
Neb.; aged 22 y. 6 m. 27 d. His sudden depar-ture, after being
confined to his bed a few days with sinus trouble and a weak heart,
came as a shock to all those who knew him. In his youth he accepted
Christ as his personal Saviour and was baptized and became a member
of the Mil-ford A. M. Church to which he remained faith-ful until
his death. He was united in marriage to Mavis Roth at Washington,
Ill., Dec. 14, 1941. We humbly submit to God who never makes a
mistake. In passing, he is survived by his sor-rowing wife, father,
mother, 2 brothers
-- LaVern and Bernard -- and also many other relatives and friends. Preceding him in death were 2 brothers, Morris and Orie. Funeral services were held on Nov. 24, 1942, at the home and at the Milford A. M. Church, in Milford, Neb., in charge of Bro. L. 0. Schlegel. Bro. Wm. Schlegel preached the funeral sermon. Text. Jas. 4:13-15. Interment in the Milford A. M. Church cemetery.
"Peacefully sleeping, resting at last,
The world's weary troubles and trials are past;
In silence he suffered, in patience he bore,
Till God called him home to suffer no more."
Massey. - Robert Neal Massey was born Feb. 20, 1930; died Nov. 17. 1942. He is survived by his mother (Sister Georgia Massey) his father (E. P. Massey), and his brothers and sisters: Mrs. Geraldine Ice, Mrs. Eula Speice, Richard Marvin Massey, James Massey, Frank Massey, Mrs. Exie Service, Horace Massey, Arthur Massey, Mrs. Fannie Beard, Juanita Massey, and Avanelle Massey. An infant brother (Eli) preceded him in death. Last summer Robert took an increased interest in the summer Bible school. He will be greatly missed by his parents, family, and friends. Funeral services in charge of Bro. Allen H. Erb, assisted by Bros. E. E. Showalter and E. M. Yost.
Miller. - Grace Mae. daughter of Elmer S. and the late Minnie Amelia (Zook) Miller, was born June 7, 1930, at Greenwood, Del.; died Oct. 28, 1942, in Lewistown, Pa., hospital; aged 12 y. 4 m. 21 d. At the age of 11 she united with the Tressler Mennonite Church, of which she still was a member. She was not well for the past 2 years, suffering a good bit at times, having dis-eased kidneys. She had one removed 18 months ago, which left her weak. Her mother and a brother preceded her in death. She leaves her be-reaved father and step mother, 2 half sisters, 2 great-grandparents, 4 grandparents, uncles, aunts, and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Oct. 30, at the Allensville Mennonite Church, in charge of Bros. Eli Zook and Raymond Peachey. Interment in Allensville Mennonite cemetery.
Smucker. - Barbara (Glick), widow of David H. Smucker, was born Jan. 28, 1855, in Union Co., Pa.; died at her late home in Belleville, Pa., Oct. 31, 1942; aged 87 y. 9 m. 3 d. To this union were born 2 sons and 3 daughters. A son and 2 daughters died in infancy. Two children are liv-ing (Emma B. Zook and Harry Smucker, Belleville, Pa.), also 2 grandchildren. She was a faith-ful member of the Belleville Mennonite Church as long as her health permitted her to be present in the Sunday school and church services. She was a teacher for many years in the Sunday school, in her younger years. Grandma Smucker, as she was known by her many friends, had been an invalid for over two years, spending most of her time sitting in a wheel chair. The last three months of her earthly life she was bedfast, suf-fering from the effects of a severe stroke. She often expressed herself as having a desire to go to her heavenly home, but was patient until her Saviour called her home. Funeral .services were held at the home Nov. 3 in charge of Bro. Aaron Mast. Text, John 14:1, 2. Interment in Locust Grove cemetery.
Souder. - John D. Souder was born near Sellersville, Pa., March 4, 1865; died at the Souder homestead near Telford, Pa., Sept. 14, 1942. He was married to Sallie J. Alderfer, who preceded him in death five years ago. To this union were born 11 children. Six died in infancy. The fol-lowing survive: Florence Keller, Preston; Raymond, Mahlon, and Edna, wife of Herbert Kulp. He with his companion united with the Rockhill Mennonite Church. He remained faithful to the end. He was a great historian, being president of the Franconia Historical Society at his death. The funeral was held Sept. 19 at the Rockhill Church, in charge of Bros. Jacob Meyer, John E. Lapp, J. C. Clemens, and Arthur Ruth. In-terment in the Rockhill cemetery.
"We think of him as faring on, as dear
In the love of there as the love of here;
We think of him still as the same, we say:
He is not dead-be is just away!" --The Family.
Transcribed by Carl Metzler, Indiana
Gospel Herald - Vol. XXXV, No . 37 - December 10, 1942 - pages 798, 799
Baer. - Elwood James, infant son of Lawrence J. and
Myrtie M. Baer, was born at the Memorial Hospital, Wauseon, Ohio,
Nov. 19, 1942, and died at the same place five days later. Surviving
are his parents, one brother (Curtis Lee), grandparents (Joseph
N. and Katie Baer, Edward B. and Fannie Frey), one great-grandfather
(J. C. Frey), one great-grandmother (Mrs. Sam P. Rupp), one stepgreat-great
grandmother (Katie Burkholder), and many other relatives and friends.
Short services at the home and at the Pettisville cemetery were
conducted by Bro. Henry Wyse. Text, II Sam. 12:23.
"Only a baby's grave,
A foot or two at the most,
Of tear dewed sod,
But a loving God
Knows what the little grave cost."
Grove. - Timothy Jerry, son of Timothy E. and Geneva E. Grove, was born near Waynesboro, Va., April 18, 1942; died Oct. 29, 1942, after a lingering illness; aged 6 m. 11 d. He leaves his parents, four grandparents, and 2 little brothers, (Gene Earl, and Cecil Emory). Funeral services were conducted at Springdale Church, in charge of Bro. Jas. R. Driver, assisted by Bro. E. F. Heatwole. Text, Job 1:21. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
Histand. - Emma (nee Wismer), wife of Bishop Abraham O. Histand, was born April 18, 1871, near Bedminsterville, Pa.; died at her home near Doylestown, Pa.; Nov. 11, 1942; aged 71 y. 6 m. 23 d. Her girlhood days were spent around the place of her birth. Oct. 3, 1891, she was married to Abraham O. Histand. A few years later they moved to a farm near Doylestown and placed their membership with the Doylestown Mennonite congregation. To this union were born three sons and nine daughters. Surviving her are her husband and the following children: Mrs. Abram Kooker, Morwood, Pa; Mrs. Clarence Derstine, Fountainville, Pa.; Harvey, Pekasie, Pa.; Mrs. Abram Hunsberger, Collegeville, Pa.; Mrs. Wilmer Althouse, Doylestown, Pa.; Paul, Doylestown, Pa.; Esther, Washington, D. C.; Maggie, Doylestown, Pa.; Anna, Kansas City, Kans.; Nelson, Culp, Ark.; Mrs. Menno Sell, Fricks, Pa.; and Emma, Harrisonburg, Va. 35 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, a sister (Mrs. Lizzie Tyson, Doylestown, Pa.), and a brother (Pre. Enos Wismer, Souderton, Pa.), and many other relatives and friends also survive. She filled her place well in the home, the home congregation, and bishop district, and will be greatly missed. Her passing was a great shock to everyone. She suffered a nervous collapse and a heart condition, being bedfast only two days. A year ago in September Bro. and Sister Histand celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Funeral services were held Nov. 11 from her late residence by Bro. Arthur Ruth and at the Doylestown Mennonite Church by Bros. Joseph L. Gross, Warren Bean, and John Lapp. Texts: "Thou shalt be missed because thy seat will be empty " and "My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work." The Church was filled to overflowing and the body was viewed by more than thirteen hundred people. Interment in the adjoining cemetery. "Remembrance of thy smiling face Makes us think of one loving and pure, And, through our tears, we simply trust We'll meet again on that Celestial shore." -- By the Family.
Horst. - Martin M., son of Samuel E. and Elizabeth Horst, was born Dec. 19, 1875; died at his home at Cearfoss, Md., Nov. 11, 1942; aged 66 y. 10 m. 22 d. He arose in the morning in his usual health and had eaten breakfast, intending to go to his farm, a few miles away from home, to husk corn. After breakfast he decided to wait a short time before going to the corn field, because of the cold. He sat in a rocking chair, and after a short conversation his wife went into another room. In a few minutes she was attracted by a slight noise and returned to find him helpless, unable to speak. She immediately telephoned for a doctor and neighbor help, but before anyone could arrive he had passed away, sitting on his chair. Dec. 19, 1900, he was united in marriage with Lizzie M. Strite, who survives him, together with the following sisters: Mrs. David H. Eshleman, Mrs. Abram Shank, and Mrs. Reuben R. Eby; also brothers: Aaron M., Amos M., all of Hagerstown, Md., and Moses K. of Maugansville, Md. Funeral services were held Nov. 13 with a short service at the home by Bro. Samuel R. Eby and further services at the Reiff Mennonite Church, of which he was a member from early manhood, by Bros. John D. Risser and Stanley H. Martin. Text, Eccl. 9:10. Burial in adjoining cemetery.
Hostetter. - Amaziah, son of the late Abram and Lydia
(Herr) Hostetter, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Sept. 7, 1861;
died Oct. 26, 1942; aged 81 y. 1 m. 19 d. He was married to Luetta
Kreider. He is survived by his wife and the following children:
Elsie, Lewiston, Maine; John, Quarryville, Pa., Elizabeth, East
Petersburg, Pa.; Raymond, Camp Blanding, Florida; and Mary, of
New Holland, Pa. (to a former marriage); also two grandchildren,
two brothers (Issac, Gap, Pa.; Jacob, Lancaster, Pa.), and a sister
(Mahala, wife of Emanuel Rhoads, Strasburg, Pa.). He was a member
of the East Chestnut St. Mennonite Church. Services were conducted
Oct. 29 at the home by Bro. Jacob Brubaker, with further services
at the church, conducted by Bro. David Mosemann. Burial in Mellingers
"I cannot say, and I will not say
That he is dead - he is just away;
With a cheery smile and a wave of the hand,
He has wandered into an unknown land,
And left us dreaming how very fair
It needs must be, since he lingers there.
Think of him still as the same,
I say, He is not dead - he is just away."
Jantzi. - Magdalena, daughter of John and Barbara Oesch,
was born in Huron Co., Ont., Nov. 30, 1855; died at the home of
her youngest daughter (Mrs. Allen Bender) Nov. 4, 1942; aged 86
y. 11 m. 5 d. She was united in marriage to Daniel Jantzi Jan.
23, 1877, by Bishop John Gascho of Wilmot. This union was blessed
with 10 children. Surviving are 5 sons and 3 daughters (Solomon
of Lowville, N. Y.; Christian of Wilmot; Bishop Mose of Baden;
John of Erbsville; Daniel of Vulcan, Alta.; Mrs. Joseph Nafziger
of Mannville, Alta; Mrs. John Holst and Mrs. Allen Bender of Baden).
One son (Michael) and one daughter (Barbara) predeceased her.
She leaves 5 sisters and 2 brothers (Mrs. Rachel Gingerich of
Baden; Mrs. Barbara Brenneman of Wellesley; Mrs. Katie Brenneman
of Milverton; Mrs. Peter Brenneman of New Hamburg; Mrs. John Roth
of Imlay City, Mich.; Joseph Oesch of Beggar, Sask.; and John
Oesch of Milverton), 51 grandchildren, and 37 great-grandchildren.
One sister predeceased in May. She united with the Amish Mennonite
Church in her teens and remained a faithful member until death.
She had been in good health until about 7 months ago. She became
so tired and gradually grew weaker. She was conscious to the last.
Her thoughts were always heavenward and she was so very appreciative
of everything that was done for her. She attended church regularly
as long as she was able. She was loving and kind and filled a
worth-while place in the home.
"Loving and kind in all her ways,
Upright and just to the end of her days,
Sincere and true in her heart and mind;
A beautiful memory she leaves behind."
Landis. - Sarah C., widow of the late Samuel R. Landis, was born July 6, 1844; died Oct. 18, 1942; aged 98 y. 3 m. 12 d. She is survived by 2 stepsons, 2 stepdaughters, 25 grandchildren, 80 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren. She had been a member of the Lower Salford Mennonite Church for seventy-three years. She was much concerned about the work of the Church and the young people. The last three days had been the only time that she had been sick in bed, in all her life time. Funeral services were held at the Eastern Mennonite Home, Oct. 21, with Brethern Menno Souder, Enos Wismer, Warren Moyer, and Claude Meyers taking part in the service. Further services were held at the Salford Church the following day, with Brethern Elias Landis and Rein Alderfer officiating. Text: at the Home, Psa. 91:16; at the church, II Tim 4:6-8.
Mata. - Candelario Mata was born Feb. 2, 1901 at Michigan, Mexico; died Nov. 22, 1942 at his home in Steelton, Pa.; aged 41 y. 9 m. 20 d. He was united with the Mennonite Church Nov. 22, 1936, six years to the day before his death. He is survived by his wife (Hilda Mata), mother-in-law (Emma Basehore), seven daughters (Arlene, Marion, Virginia, Martha, Josephine, Emma, and Hilda) all at home; and a number of relatives and friends in Mexico. At the request of Bro. Mata, funeral services were held at the Mission and conducted both in Spanish and English. Louis Montalro had charge of the Spanish service and used Luke 7:13 for his text. Several selections were sung by his Mexican friends who were present. Bro. Ira E. Miller, pastor of the Steelton Mission, was in charge of the English service and used I Cor. 15:22 for his text. Burial in Shope's Mennonite cemetery, near Highspire.
Miller. - Archie Henderson, son of Mr. and Mrs. S. W. Miller of Lamar, Colo., was born Feb. 4, 1911, at Siloam Springs, Ark.; died at his home in Pueblo, Colo., Nov. 19, 1942; aged 31 y. 9 m. 15 d. He is survived by his wife (Mattie), an infant daughter (Janet Marie) , his mother and father, two brothers (Ray of Lamar, Charley of Camp Roberts, Calif.), and four sisters (Mrs. Loua Billings and Mrs. Letha Haskins of Pueblo, Mrs. Lela Palmer of Granada, and Miss Loretta Miller of San Francisco, Calif.) He was ill for the past seven years, four of which were spent at the Mennonite Sanitarium at La Junta, Colo. Oct. 30, 1942, he was baptized at his home and became a member of the Mennonite Church at La Junta. Although we mourn his departure, we are glad he is relieved from his suffering and that he expressed so often his readiness to meet his Maker. Funeral services were held in Pueblo by Allen H. Erb. Interment in Pueblo cemetery.
Miller. - Lydia (Wisseman), widow of the late Wilson Miller, was born May 21, 1881; died Nov. 7, 1942; aged 61 y. 5 m. 17 d. She had been in failing health for some time, and was being cared for by the daughters and sons in her home near Grantsville, Md., in which community she had spent practically her entire life. She was a member of the Mennonite Church, the Casselman congregation. She is survived by five daughters, five sons (one infant son having preceded her in death), three grandchildren, two brothers, and four sisters. Funeral services were conducted Nov. 8 in the home and at the Casselman Church by Bro. I. K. Metzler of Accident, Md., assisted by Bro. M. B. Miller. Interment in Grantsville cemetery.
Mosemann. - Elizabeth H., daughter of the late Philip
and Elizabeth (Herr) Mosemann, died at her home in Lancaster,
Pa., after a two-months illness of a cerebral hemorrhage, in her
63rd year. She was converted at the age of seventeen and received
into the E. Chestnut St. Mennonite Church; and since the opening
of the Mission for Colored has been a member there. She is survived
by two brothers (David H. and Abram H.), one sister (Barbara),
and a number of nieces and nephews in whom she was much concerned,
that each one of them would serve the Lord Jesus. Funeral services
were held Nov. 1 at the home by Bro. Jacob E. Brubaker and at
the E. Chestnut St. Mennonite Church by Bros. Joseph S. Lehman
and D. Stoner Krady, who spoke on Eccl. 12 and Psa. 55:6. Interment
in Mellinger's cemetery.
"Yet again we hope to meet thee,
When the day of life is fled;
Then in heaven with joy to greet thee,
Where no farewell tear is shed."
Schertz. - Elva Mae, daughter of Edward C. and Emma
(Garber) Schertz, was born July 20, 1915, near Metamora, Ill.;
died Nov. 18, 1942; aged 27 y. 3 m. 29 d. She received her education
in the local schools, and at an early age took a wholesome interest
in music. Her industrious nature enabled her to perform her many
duties in the home and also carry on her study of music in the
McKinney School of Hawaiian Music in Peoria, Ill. During the past
three years the school sent her out as a teacher into many town
scattered over a wide territory throughout Central Illinois. At
an early age, Elva took Jesus as her Saviour and united with the
Metamora Mennonite Church where she has ever since been a faithful
and consistent member, giving her service in her own quiet way.
Her many friends will long remember her as an amiable person who
was interested in the better things that life had to offer. Nov.
8, she entered the Methodist Hospital at Peoria for treatment
of an attack of pleurisy, from which she recovered quite satisfactorily
and was permitted to return home Nov. 18. But soon after entering
her home, she was suddenly overcome, and passed away in the arms
of her grief-stricken parents in spite of all that could be done
for her. Her sudden departure is deeply mourned by her parents,
and 4 brothers (Orval of Metamora, Richard of Camp Gordon, Augusta,
Ga., and Chester and Donald at home), besides a host of relatives
and friends. Funeral services in charge of Brethern Ezra Yordy
and H. R. Schertz.
"Jesus, while our hearts are bleeding
O'er the spoils that Death has won,
We would, at this solemn meeting,
Calmly say, 'Thy will be done.'"
Schrock. - Mary Ann, daughter of Daniel Y. and Susannah (Ream) Yoder, was born in Somerset Co., Pa., Nov. 1, 1860; died at her home near Shipshewana, Ind., Nov. 11, 1942; aged 82 y. 10 d. Jan. 22, 1882, she was married to Daniel J. Schrock. To this union were born seven children, three having preceded her in death. She leaves her husband and the following children: Mrs. Harve Bontrager and Mrs. Rollin Mishler of Middlebury, Grant of Howe, and Jacob at home. Two grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, 5 stepgrandchildren, 1 brother and 1 sister (Marcellus Yoder and Mrs. Lizzie Miller both of Shipshewana), and many other relatives and friends also survive. She united with the Mennonite Church in her youth and remained faithful till the end. Funeral services were conducted Nov. 14 at the Shore Mennonite Church by Bros. Josiah J. Miller and D. D. Miller. Text, Psa. 39:7.
Zook. - John G., son of Solomon K. and Ann Zook, was
born March 27, 1869, near West Liberty, O.; died Nov. 13, 1942,
at the place of his birth; aged 73 y. 7 m. 16 d. He was the eldest
of a family of ten children. His parents, two brothers (Christian
and Solomon), and a sister (Mary) preceded him in death. He leaves
the following brothers and sisters: Jonathan Zook, of West Liberty;
Joseph Zook, of Danvers, Ill.; Martha (Mrs. J. M. Hartzler), of
West Liberty; Rachel and Jeff Zook, who resided with the deceased
brother on the home place; and Jacob Zook of Bellefontaine; also
five nieces, four nephews, and a host of friends and neighbors.
Practically all his life was spent on the farm where he was born
and where he died. In his youth he united with the South Union
Mennonite Church, and remained a faithful member to the end. He
was a man of quiet disposition, a friend of children, and willing
to help any who needed his assistance. His patience in the time
of his suffering was a testimony of his Christian character. Funeral
services were held Nov. 15 at the South Union Church, in charge
of Bro. S. E. Allgyer, assisted by Bro. Marion King. Burial in
the cemetery near the church.
"Human hands have tried to save thee,
Tender cares were all in vain;
Holy angels came and bore thee
From this weary world of pain."
Transcribed by: Debbie Flanagan, Florida
Berkey. - John A. Berkey was born Nov. 2, 1859, in Wayne Co., Ohio, and died at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Smucker, Smithvile, Ohio, Nov. 10, 1942; aged 83 y. 8 d. Oct. 11, 1883 he was married to Catherine Blough, to which union five children were born, all of whom survive: Bertha (Mrs. Wm. Smucker), Smithvile; Orie of Rittman, Ohio; Cora (Mrs. John Liechty), Orrville; Grover of Sterling, Ohio; and Lemma (Mrs. Allen Burkholder) of Smithville. His wife pre-ceded him in death March 19, 1929. He lived in Wayne County all of his life. As a young man he was received by baptism into the fellow-ship of the Oak Grove Mennonite Church near Smithvile, where he remained a faithful mem-ber to the end, interested in the work and wel-fare of the Church. Funeral services held at the home and at the Pleasant Hill Mennonite Church were in charge of Bro. Wm. G. Detweiler, assisted by Bros. J. S. Gerig and I. W. Royer. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
Brubaker. - Adaline G. (Erb), widow of John H. Brubaker, died Oct. 26, 1942, at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Sensenig, Ephrata, Pa.; aged 86 y. 1 m. 23 d. There survive these children: Wayne E., Akron, Pa.; David E., Ephrata, Pa.; Lillie, wife of Isaac Sensenig, and Ida, wife of Ray-mond Musser, both of Ephrata. One son pre-ceded her in death. She was a member of the Mennonite church for fifty-five years. Funeral was held Oct. 30 at the Sensenig home, with further services in the Hammer Creek Mennonite church. Interment in the adjoining cemetery. Sermon by Bishop Amos Horst. Text, Rom. 8:18.
"Mother, thou art sweetly resting.
Here thy toils and cares are o'er;
Pain and sickness, death and sorrow,
Never can distress thee more." --The Family.
Drange. - Edward Richard, the son of the late John G. and Amelia (Sonderhoff) Drange, was born in Chicago, Ill., Dec. 27, 1892. He was married to Mary Magdalene Moyer, Nov. 29, 1919. To this union were born two daughters, both of whom are living at the parental home. He died Oct. 28, 1942, at the Elkhart General Hospital, death coming as a result of injuries received in a fall from the roof of a building. Age, 49 y. 10 m. 1 d. He was preceded in death by his parents, stepmother, and one sister (Mrs. J. N. (Elsie) Kaufman). Surviving besides his wife, Mary (Moyer) Drange, are two daughters (Mrs. Max Swartzell and Esther); also two sis-ters (Mrs. S. E. Smith, Eureka, Ill.; and Mrs. E. J. Schertz, Lowpoint, Ill.). He was a faithful member of the Zion M.B.C. Church, gave a good testimony of saving grace in his life, and was often heard to make the remark, "Sudden death would be sudden glory." In conversation with another person on Sunday preceding his death he said, "If Jesus should come, I'm ready now." A short time after the accident, his pastor stood at his bedside in the hospital and, after prayer, remarked that these accidents happen quickly, to which Bro. Drange replied, "Yes, I fell down, but one of these days I'm going up." His home-going is our loss but his gain; and his definite testimony is a source of comfort to the family and those who knew him.
"I've received a call from heaven;
I have heard the Master say,
'Come up higher, weary pilgrim,
To the joys of endless day.'
"So in haste I have departed.
Do not grieve my sudden flight.
I'll be waiting at the portal
Where there cometh no more night."
Gross. - Elizabeth Schiffler was born near Washington, Ill., Sept. 29, 1877, died at Hastings, Neb., Nov. 23. 1942; aged 65 y. 1 m. 25 d. In 1878 her parents moved to Adams Co., Neb., where she has resided since. At the age of 14 she was converted and was baptized and received as a member of the Mennonite Church, to which she remained faithful until death. Feb. 24, 1904 she was married to Isaac M. Gross, who preceded her in death 2 months and 2 days. To this union were born 7 sons and 6 daughters: Samuel, Charles, and Mary of Shickley, Nebr.; Ethan and Justus of Denison, Iowa; Wayne of North Fork, Calif.; Mrs. George Kindsfater of Hastings, Nebr.; Mrs. Richard Mulder of Blue Hill, Nebr.; Mrs. William Garrelts of Fairfield, Nebr.; and Mrs. Willard Zoss of Low Point, Ill.; John, Vernon, and Eunice passed on before the parents. Also surviving her are 6 grandchildren and 3 brothers and one sister.
"Struggling through the latest passion
To thy dear Redeemer's breast,
To His uttermost salvation,
To His everlasting rest;
For the joy He sets before thee,
Bear thy transitory pain;
Die, to live a life of glory;
Suffer, with thy Lord to reign."
King. - Barbara M., daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth Huber, was born in Morgan Co., Mo., Aug. 1, 1873; died in Allen Co., Ohio, Nov. 19, 1942; aged 69 y. 3 m. 19 d. When two years old she moved with her parents to Putnam Co., Ohio, where she grew to young womanhood, later moving to Allen Co. Dec. 30, 1894, she was united in marriage to Daniel G. King of Champaign Co., Ohio. To this union were born 3 children (Edward M. and Hattie, wife of Otho B. Shenk, of near Elida, Ohio; and Della E. of Toledo, Ohio). She also leaves 10 grand-children. In her younger years she was converted and became a faithful member of the Mennonite Church until death. She was always interested in her family and the church. In her lifetime she spent much time in sickness until on March 18, 1940, she took her bed and be-came helpless; but through it all she was very patient, never uttering a word of complaint. She loved her Bible and read it every day that she was able. Funeral services at the Pike Men-nonite Church, Nov. 21, in charge of Bro. Maurice O'Connell of Lima Mission and of the home ministers. Interment in cemetery near by.
Musser. - Jacob B., son of the late Jacob and Anna (Bowman) Musser, was born March 2, 1858; died Nov. 24, 1942; aged 84 y. 8 m. 22 d. His wife, Lydia (Good), died Mar 9, 1922. He was born, lived all his life, and died on the Musser estate near Bowmansville, Pa. He accepted his Lord Jesus in youth, was received into Church fellowship by the late Bishop George Weaver, and was a pillar of faith in the Church. He was a praying saint, a loving and beloved brother who was interested in the affairs of the Church. God blessed their home with these children: Abraham, Barton, Susanna (Garman -- deceased), Joseph, Ada (Martin), Annie (Hahn), Fannie (Zimmerman), Lydia (Zimmerman), Jacob, and two daughters who died in childhood. 47 looked to him as grandfather. There are also 30 great-grandchildren. He lived with his son Joseph who possesses the old home-stead near Bowmansville. His latter days were such as come to a child of God who lives "in the Lord" and hopefully looks forward to "dying in the Lord," and then sharing the blessed realization of "so shall we ever be with the Lord." There were many cares and night watches beside his bed of pain. But loving hearts and ready hands of the family eagerly ministered to our brother's needs and the Lord will reward as done unto Him. Funeral services were held Nov. 28 in the Bowmansville Mennonite Church. Bro. George G. Homing preached on the se-lected text of Isa. 3:10 and Bro. R. V. Stubbs gave an exposition of II Tim. 4:7-9. Interment in cemetery near the Church.
Neff. - Addie R., widow of Christian B. Neff, who preceded her in death 46 years ago, was born May 24, 1869, near Witmer, Pa., died Oct. 10, 1942, at her home near Witmer; aged 73 y. 4 m. 16 d. She was a daughter of the late John L. and Elizabeth S. Kreider and a member of Mellinger's Mennonite Church for about 53 years. She is survived by two daughters (Mary K., wife of Henry K. Hershey, and Mrs. Elizabeth K. Myers), 5 grandchildren, and three foster children (Beatrice at home, Wilbur of New Holland, and Harold Gibble of Fort Belvoir, Va.), and one sister (Emma, wife of Harry G. Weaver). Their only brother (Abram R. Kreider) preceded her in death two months before. As our Lord never makes mistakes, so we are submissive to His will. Funeral services were conducted at the home by Bro. Elmer Martin and at Mellinger's Mennonite Church by Bros. David Landis and Elmer Martin. Interment in the adjoining cemetery. ----The Family.
Peachey. - Jacob T., son of the late Gideon and Nancy (Zook) Peachey, died at his home in Belleville, Pa., Oct. 20, 1942; aged 80 y. 8 m. 6 d. He was a successful farmer for many years. Jan. 18, 1883, he was married to Lydia S. Hartzler, who preceded him in death several years ago. The following children survive: Ro-land E. of Belleville, Frank B. of Brownstown, Pa., and Jacob E. of Burnham. He is also survived by a brother (Jonas C. Peachey of Belleville), 19 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and many nephews and nieces. Two sons (Gid-eon J. and John D.) preceded him in death. Funeral services were held Oct. 22, conducted in the home by Bro. B. Zook and at the church by Bro. John L. Mast in German and Bro. Emanuel B. Peachey in English.
Scheirer. - Elizabeth Scheirer passed away at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Martin on the Elmira-Waterloo highway about noon on Monday, Sept. 7, 1942, following a brief illness of heart condition, at the age of 65 years. She was the daughter of late Mr. and Mrs. Eckhart Scheirer, and was born Jan. 9, 1877. She leaves 2 sisters (Mrs. Bertha Wagner of Freeport and Mrs. Peter Schmehl of Elmira, Ont.) and 1 step brother (Deitrich Scheirer of Conestoga). Two sisters (Mrs. Henry Schnudt and Mrs. Jacob Diller), and a brother (Henry) predeceased her. She was a faithful member of the Erb St. Mennonite church for many years. Funeral services were held at the Erb St. Mennonite church, Bros. Noah Hunsberger and Jonas Snyder offi-ciating. Interment in the Erb St. Mennonite cemetery near Waterloo, Ont.
Schlabach. - Forrest, son of Daniel and the late Annie Schlabach of Guernsey, Sask., was born Jan. 24, 1927; died Oct. 20, 1942; aged 15 y. 8 m. 26 d. Two years ago he was seized with a heart attack and had more or less trouble since then -- sometimes very light attacks. In the morning of Oct. 20 he was as well as usual, when at 11:30 A. M., while working around the yard, he had an attack which proved fatal. In spite of all medical aid given, he passed away peacefully and quietly at 4:30 P.M. He had taken Jesus as his personal Saviour when 11 years old, and was faithful to his Lord and Master until death, serving as one of the Sunday-school secretaries in the past year. He had many friends in Church, school, and community, and will be greatly missed, especially in the home, where the mother predeceased him just a little over a year ago. But "God doeth all things well." He leaves his heart-broken father, pastor of the Sharon Mennonite Church, 3 broth-ers (Claude, Robert, and his twin brother Beland), and sister (Mavis). Funeral services were held Oct. 25 at the Sharon Mennonite Church, in charge of Bro. J. B. Stauffer of Tofield. Alta., assisted by Bro. I. S. Rosenberger of Peters-burg, Ont.
"In God's dear home they are safe:
No suffering, tears, or care;
And in His time you'll surely find
Him waiting over there."
Schrock. - Paul Allen, son of Peter A. and Jennie Mae Schrock, was born at Flagler, Colo., Nov. 26, 1942, and died 4 days later. His sur-vivors are his deeply bereaved parents, 1 sister (Shirley), 2 half sisters (Fern and Cheryl), 2 half brothers (Erwin and Vernon), also a num-ber of relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Thurman Mennonite Church Dec. 1, conducted by Bro. Aaron Unternahrer. Text, Job 1:21, latter clause. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
Only a baby, but oh so dear;
His little life filled our hearts with cheer;
Sent from heaven to cheer our hearts,
A little light to shine in the dark.
Has the light gone out? No, the light still shines,
With brighter glory in heavenly chimes;
The little hands beckon, Oh dear ones come;
Your baby is safe with Jesus at home. ----Composed by his mother.
Winey. - Augustus G., son of the late Daniel and Mary (Bostwick) Winey, was born at Richfield, Pa., April 1, 1868; died suddenly in his home in Elkhart, Ind., Dec. 3, 1942; aged 66 y. 7 m. 28 d. In his later teens the family moved to Elkhart, Ind., where they lived the rest of their lives. June 4, 1891, he was united in marriage with Nettie Moyer, who survives. Also surviving him are a son (Harold), two daughters (Fern and Mrs. H. W. Wilson), two brothers (Austin and Harvey), and three grandchildren. He lived an exemplary, active life in business and religious circles, having been an active member of the Evangelical Church for more than fifty years. Though surrounded by few relatives, he was blessed in that he had many friends. Funeral services were held Dec. 7 at the First Evangelical Church in Elkhart, Ind., conducted by his pastor, Reuben A. Stauss.
Ziegler. - Caroline, daughter of Jephtha and Mary Wyse, was born near Archbold, Ohio, Feb. 3, 1865; died Nov. 19, 1942, at the home of her daughter (Mrs. Arthur Miley, near Wauseon, Ohio); aged 77y. 9 m. 16 d. She was united in marriage to Christian Ziegler Feb. 22, 1887. Her husband preceded her in death 42 years ago. To this union were born 2 sons and 3 daugh-ters. Those who mourn her departure are her children (Enos J. of Ft. Wayne, Ind.; Alice M. Miley, Lavina K. Tedrow, Ellen N. Schang all of Wauseon, Ohio; and George W. of Morenci, Mich.), 14 grandchildren, and 3 great-grand-children; also 2 sisters (Mrs. Albert Nofziger and Mrs. Elizabeth Short), and 3 brothers, (Abraham Wyse, Elmer Wyse, and N. J. Wyse, all of Archbold, Ohio). She was preceded in death by her husband, 2 grandchildren, 1 broth-er, and 2 sisters. In her younger years she ac-cepted Christ as her personal Saviour, united with the Mennonite Church, and remained a member until death. She had many joys and also many sorrows and trials. Being left with a family of small children by the early death of her husband, she bravely and successfully took upon herself the heavy load of providing and maintaining a home for her family, and in later years enjoyed being cared for in the homes of her children. She will be greatly missed by her family, but our loss is her eternal gain.
"Mother, dear, you're not forgotten,
Though on earth you are no more;
Still in memory you are with us,
As you always were before."
Transcribed by Carl Metzler, Indiana
Barkell. - Cecil McKinley Barkell was born Feb. 3, 1901, in Blue Springs, Neb.; died Nov. 19, 1942, at the hospital, Salem, Oreg.; aged 41 y. 9 m. 16 d. His death was caused by eating poisoned food. He accepted Jesus Christ as his Saviour and in January, 1930, he was re-ceived by baptism at the Mennonite Gospel Mission, Los Angeles, Calif. As long as health permitted he enjoyed studying God's Word. In June, 1930, he was united in marriage to Bessie Hostetler at Sheridan, 0reg. In the fall of 1932 he became afflicted, and has spent most of his time at the hospital since. He endured his affliction patiently and cheerfully. Cecil had a kind and unselfish disposition. Besides his wife he is survived by a sister (Mrs. Zelma Roberts of Selah, Wash.), a step-father (Chauncey D. Lewis of Oregon City, Oreg.), and other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted at the Sheridan Mennonite Church by James Bucher and D. F. Shenk. Text, II Tim. 4:6-8. Burial in the Sheridan Mennonite cemetery.
Benner. - Harold James, infant son of Bro. and Sister James W. Benner, was born near Harrisonburg, Va., Nov. 23, 1942. Death, due to cerebral hemorrhages, came 32 hours later. Besides the parents, he is survived by 1 broth-er (Norman Clyde), 1 sister (Ruth Esther), 4 grandparents (Bro. and Sister Rhine W. Benner, and Bro. and Sister Jacob D. Kiser), also a number of uncles, aunts, and cousins. Short services were held in the home by Bro. John Mumaw who read John 14:1-4 and Rev. 22:1-6, then gave a short message on "Heaven."
"In God's dear home, he is so safe,
No suffering, tears, or care,
And in His time, we'll surely find
Our darling baby waiting there."
Brandt. - Martha F., widow of John G. Brandt, was born March 22, 1875; died at her home in Elizabethtown, Pa., Nov. 30, 1942; aged 67 y. 8 m. 8 d. She was a faithful member of the Elizabethtown, Pa., Mennonite Church. She loved the Lord's work and her place was seldom vacant at prayer meeting and church services. She is survived by three daughters (Verna, at home; Mrs. Norman Brubaker, Grantham; and Mrs. Paul Schwenk, York); two sisters (Mrs. Samuel Hoffer, Elizabethtown; and Miss Elizabeth Coble, Oreville Mennonite Home), a brother (Aaron G. Coble, Pal-myra), and 7 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Dec. 3 from her late home, and at the Elizabethtown, Pa., Mennonite Church, with Brethren Noah Risser and Clarence E. Lutz in charge. Burial in the Mt. Tunnel cemetery, Elizabethtown. Text, Rev. 2:14.
"There's promise of greater joy
Than earth could have in store;
For God has planned a richer life
Beyond the unseen shore."
Deneka. - John A. Deneka was born at Millersville, Pa., Jan. 10, 1854; died Nov. 16, 1942; aged 88 y. 10 m. 4 d. He came to Wayne Co., Ohio, with his parents when he was eleven years old, where he lived the remainder of his life. He was married to Laura Kate Camp Sept. 29, 1881. To this union were born 6 children. His loving wife and 4 children preceded him in death. He is survived by the following chil-dren: Roy Deneka of Birmington, Ala.; Mrs. Ethel Campbell of Burton City, Ohio; also by 9 grandchildren and many other relatives. He was a member of the Burton City Methodist Church, where he attended regularly as long as health permitted. Services by J. S. Gerig, assisted by Robert Turnbull. Text, Heb. 11:16.
"Father, thou art sweetly resting,
Gone from all thy toil and pain,
Far from earth and al! its wrestling
Thou didst now thy crown obtain."
Detra. - Fannie, widow of John Detra, was born Jan. 29, 1866; died at the home of her daughter (Mrs. Levi Musser near Mt. Joy, Pa.), Sept. 12, 1942; aged 76 y. 7 m. 13 d. She was a faithful and consistent member of the Elizabethtown, Pa., Mennonite Church for many years. Surviving her are four children: Anna Mae, wife of Levi Musser, Mt. Joy; Tillie, wife of A. A. Landis, Ephrata; Walter, Ephrata; and Banks, Lancaster; also four grand-children and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held from the home of her daughter, and at the Elizabethtown, Pa., Mennonite Church with Brethren Martin Metzler, Clarence E. Lutz, and Noah Risser in charge. Burial in Mt. Tunnel cemetery, Elizabethtown. Text, Heb. 4:11.
Falk. - Ronald Wayne, son of Paul and Anna (Hershberger) Falk, was born Nov. 22, 1942; died two days later. He is survived by his parents, four grandparents, and many other relatives. Funeral services were conducted at the home by Bro. H. C. Blough. Burial in Blough Mennonite cemetery near Hollsopple, Pa.
"Jesus has taken a beautiful bud
Out of our garden of love;
Borne it away to the city of God,
Home of the angels above."
Guengerich. - Magdalena Alcesta, daughter of Bishop Noah D. and Savilla Gnagy Yoder was born Oct. 13, 1872, in Washington Co., Iowa; died at her home in Kalona, Iowa, Nov. 27, 1942; aged 70 y. 1 m. 14 d. In her early youth she united with the Amish Mennonite Church and was baptized by Bishop Wm. K. Miller. She always took an active interest in the church work and at the time of her death was a faith-ful member of the East Union Mennonite Church and always attended as long as health permitted. On Jan. 27, 1894 she was united in marriage to Elmer, son of Jacob D. and Lydia (Gingerich) Guengerich. To this union were born 6 children (Laura of Washington; Willis of Lockport, N. Y.; Edwin of Kalona; Glen of Wayland; Paul of Washington, D. C.; and one infant son, deceased). She was of a family of six children and only one of these, John Yoder of Kalona survives her; the others preceded her in death. Besides being mourned by the immediate family she leaves five grandchildren, many relatives and a host of friends. She grew to womanhood and lived in the Kalona community her entire life, with the exception of 17 years during which time the family lived at Centralia, Mo. Her girlhood days were spent at Maples Mill and also at the old Wassonville Mill near Wellman, where her parents lived. A number of years ago she and her husband moved to Kalona, where she lived at the time of her death. Her husband preceded her passing five months ago. She had been in failing health for some months, but was not confined to bed and ate the evening meal with the family and a few hours afterward was suddenly called to her reward. Funeral services were held at the East Union Church, and interment in the East Union cemetery, in charge of Bro. D. J. Fisher.
"She always leaned to watch for us
Anxious if we were late,
In winter by the window,
In summer by the gate."
Hershberger. - Henry, son of the late Daniel and Susannah (Lehman) Hershberger, was born in Somerset Co., Pa., Oct. 7, 1859; died at the home where he was born, Nov. 11, 1942; aged 83 y. 1 m. 4 d. He was married to Ellen Baer in December, 1879. To this union were born 7 children as follows: Annie, widow of John N. Kaufman; Ida and Harvey of Hollsopple; Earl of Jerome; Lizzie, married to Joseph Emeigh of Johnstown; Emma, married to Otto Saylor of Hollsopple; and Bertha, mar-ried to Edgar Thomas of Cramer, Pa. -- all of whom survive. He is also survived by 24 grand-children, 29 great-grandchildren, a sister (Mrs. Polly Eash of Hollsopple), as well as many other relatives and friends. His wife preceded him in death 21 years ago; also 9 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. He united with the Blough Mennonite Church many years ago, and remained faithful until death. Funeral services were held Nov. 13 at the home and at the Blough Mennonite Church in charge of Breth-ren James Saylor and Harry C. Blough. Inter-ment in the cemetery adjoining the church.
"God in His wisdom hath recalled
The boon His love has given;
And though the body slumbers here,
The soul is safe in Heaven."
Jansi. - Margaret Bronc was born in Ontario, Oct. 4, 1850; died at the home of her daughter (Mrs. Danford, in Lincoln, Neb.), Dec. 4, 1942; aged 92 y. 2 m. Dec. 5, 1873, she was united in marriage to John Jansi, and soon after this they moved to Seward Co., Neb. To this union were born 2 sons and 8 daughters. Her husband preceded her in death Feb., 1902; also 3 children (Fannie, Mrs. Mary Erb, and Mrs. Lena Moberly). She leaves 7 children (Mrs. Nancy Schweitzer and Mrs. Lizzie Erb of Mil-ford, Neb.; John Jansi of Seward, Neb.; Mrs. Suzie Danford and Pete Jansi of Lincoln, Neb.; Mrs. Sarah Zimmer of Beaver Crossing, Neb.; and Mrs. Emma Stutzman of Cairo, Neb.), also 26 grandchildren and 56 great-grandchildren. In her youth she accepted Christ as her Saviour. Funeral services were held Dec. 6, 1942, at the Milford A. M. Church. W. A. Eicher preached the sermon. Text, Eccl. 8:8. Interment in Milford A. M. cemetery.
Johnson. - James Elmer, son of the late David J. and Sarah M. Johnston, was born near Masontown, Pa., June 18, 1887; died suddenly at his home near Mt. Pleasant, Pa., Nov. 8, 1942; 'aged 55 y. 4 m. 20 d. He is survived by his wife (formerly Minerva Brilhart), one son (J. Clyde, at home), and three daughters (Mrs. Bert Reynolds, West Newton, Pa.; Mrs. Elmer Kirk, Rockton, Pa.; and Mrs. Harry M. Stoner, Baltimore, Md.). One son (David Elmer), pre-ceded him in death. He had been a member of the Masontown Mennonite Church. Funeral services were conducted at the home by Bro. J. L. Horst, after which the remains were taken to the Masontown Mennonite Church, where fur-ther services were conducted by Bros. A. J. Metzler and Paul M. Roth. Burial in adjoining cemetery.
Transcriber's note: Not sure if family name is 'Johnson" or 'Johnston'.
Lehman. - Clara Roggie was born near Croghan, N. Y., Feb. 26, 1903; died Dec. 2, 1942; aged 39 y. 19 m. 6 d. In her youth she became a Christian and a member of the Amish Con-servative Church near Croghan, N. Y., through baptism. Sept. 11, 1941, she with her husband transferred her membership to the First Men-nonite Church, where she remained faithful until her death. She was united in marriage to Ezra J. Lehman and lived in sacred matri-mony for seventeen years. She is survived by her husband, three daughters (Pauline, Char-lotte, Roselba), three sons (Donald, Beryl, and Kermit), her mother, four sisters, and five brothers. Her father, one daughter (Betty), and infant son preceded her in death.
"In silence she suffered,
In patience she bore,
Till God called her home
To suffer no more."
Nolt. - Mabel, daughter of Martin and Emma Brubaker and wife of Christian B. Nolt of Mt. Joy, Pa., was born July 24, 1885; died Oct. 9, 1942. She was the daughter of Martin and Emma Brubaker. She was a granddaughter of the late Bishop Jacob N. Brubacher, a faith-ful member and worker of the Mennonite Church, interested in the work of her Lord and the Church. God called her home after an ill-ness of six weeks. She was patient during her affliction, and trusted in the Lord. We have the assurance that she is happy in the presence of the Lord. Her life and influence will con-tinue to live on, even though she is taken from us. Besides her husband, she is survived by the following children: Christian R., Miriam, Anna Mae, and Clarence. Funeral services were held Oct. 11, from the home and the Chestnut Hill Mennonite Church. where she was a regular attendant and member.
"All that we loved shall live, only the best:
She has but laid down her weapons to rest:
She has but put off the armor of strife:
Faithful to death, God hath crowned her with life.
Purified, glorified, fit for the sky,
All that we loved in her, never can die." --The Family.
Transcriber's note: In this obituary, as in the Johnson obituary above, the spelling of the family name may have changed from one generation to the next.
Sherp. - Lewis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Sherp, was born in Elkhart Co., Ind., April 24, 1859; died Nov. 16, 1942; aged 83 y. 6 m. 12 d. He was united in marriage to Anna Onxes. To this union two sons (George and Calvin) were born. He was converted and united with the Mennonite Church and the Olive congregation when about 80 years old. He attended services whenever possible, regretting the fact that he neglected his salvation until such a late date. He leaves his companion, 2 sons, and 3 grand-children. Funeral services were conducted by D. A. Yoder and C. A. Shank.
Singer. - Melinda, daughter of Josiah and Mary Kaser, was born Nov. 2, 1880; died of cancer (of which she had been a sufferer for about six months) Sept. 27, 1942; aged 61 y. 10 m. 27 d. She united with the Church at the age of 13, and was united in marriage with David Singer, who preceded her in death near-ly ten years. She is survived by her daughter (Mrs. Oda Mutchler), a sister (Mrs. Rudy Horst of Applecreek, Ohio), two brothers (Charles Kaser of Wilmot and Jonathan Lee Kaser of Beach City), and two grandchildren. Funeral services were held at her daughter's home, then at Pleasant View Church near North Lawrence, Ohio, of which she was a member. Services conducted by Bros. Alva J. Wengerd and I. J. Buchwalter.
Speicher. - Nancy, daughter of the late John and Lizzie Speicher, died at her home Oct. 30, 1942, of a cerebral hemorrhage of one week's illness; aged 77 y. 6 m. 22 d. She was in her usual health when she was suddenly stricken. She was a member of the Old Order Amish Mennonite Church for many years, in which faith she died. She was of a kind hearted and cheerful disposition, loved by all who knew her, and will be greatly missed, especially in the home. She was never married. Her parents and one brother preceded her in death many years ago. She is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Jacob and Leah (twins) of Hinkletown, Pa.; John (with whom she resided), and Betsy, wife of Amos J. Stoltzfus, of Morgantown, Pa. Funeral services were held at her home Nov. 4, conducted by Amos Stoltzfus of Ronks. Pa., and Joe Coblentz of Stark Co., Ohio. Interment in the Stoltzfus cemetery at Groffdale.
"Good night, brothers and sisters, I must leave you.
Longer here I cannot stay.
Be prepared, dear friends, to meet me,
Death shall call you too, some day."
Troyer. - John Sanford, son of Sanford and Evalena Troyer, was born at Beeson's hospital, Wooster. Ohio, Nov. 26, 1942, died 13 hours later. He leaves his parents and sister, (Mary Kathryn). Funeral services were conducted by D. A. Yoder.
"Dear little bud
Too pure to stay
God lovingly came
And took thee away."
Younker. - Amanda A., daughter of Martin and Mary (Stutzman) Younker, was born Feb. 18, 1862, near Creston, Ohio; died at her home on the old homestead farm near Creston. Dec. 10, 1942; aged 80 y. 9 m. 22 d. She is survived by two brothers and one sister (Mrs. Emma Young of Smithville, David and William of Creston); also a number of nephews, nieces, and other near relatives and friends. Two brothers and one sister preceded her in death. Services were conducted at the Buckwalter funeral home. Interment in the Mt. Zion cemetery. Sermon by J. S. Gerig. Text, Heb. 2:6.
"I know not what the future hath
Of marvel or surprise;
Assured alone that life and death
His mercy underlies."
Zimmerman. - Peter J., son of John and Katherine Zimmerman, was born Jan. 5, 1867, in Johnson Co., Iowa; died near Inman, Kans., Dec. 6. 1942; aged 75 y. 11 m. 1 d. When he was ten years old, he came with his parents to McPherson Co., Kans., where he lived until the Lord called him home. When a young man he joined the West Liberty Mennonite Church, to which he remained faithful until death. Dec. 5, 1889, he was united in marriage to Jemima Slabach. To this union were born four sons and four daughters. He took a great interest in his farm, his livestock, and his work, careful that his work be done in a careful and precise man-ner. He was very sociable with his family and his acquaintances. Being considerate of others, he was careful to teach his children the right way, always seeing that they got to church. About six years ago he had a light, stroke which left him with a weak heart. The last three months he was gradually failing. He is sur-vived by his wife, four sons (John of Conway, Ernest of Inman, Raymond of Windom, and Vernon of Inman), three daughters (Mrs. Lizzie Hostetler of Hesston. Mrs. Florence Johnston of Leonard, Mo., and Mrs. Lottie Miller, of Conway). One daughter (Mrs. Cora Yoder) pre-ceded him in death. Also surviving are two brothers (Jacob J. of Harper, Kans., and Sam-uel J. of Los Angeles, Calif.), three sisters (Mrs. Lydia Brenneman of Kalona, Iowa, Mrs. Millie Troyer of Harper, Kans., Lovina Zimmerman of Harper, Kans.), one half sister (Mrs. Sarah Hershberger of Goshen, Ind.), 30 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were in charge of Bro. J. G. Hartzler and Bro. M. M. Troyer. Burial in the West Liberty Mennonite cemetery.
"Father's gone but not forgotten,
To that bright and happy shore.
Where the loved ones meet together
With their Saviour evermore." ---The Family.
Transcribed by Carl Metzler, Indiana
Gospel Herald - Vol. XXXV, No . 40 - December 31, 1942 - pages 862,863
Brenneman. - Mary Elaine, beloved daughter of Bro. and Sister Joseph Brenneman, Haysville, Ont., died at her home Dee. 5, 1942; aged 3 y. 1 m. 13 d. She had been sick just a few hours. When mother went to the barn to wash the milk cans, the little darling took a chair and from that climbed on the sink to the medicine chest and ate some pills, which proved fatal. All was done which human hands could do, but the Lord knew what was best. Funeral services were con-ducted Dec. 8, at the house by Bro. Mose C. Jantzi. and at Steinman church by Brethren Ben Gingerich and Peter Nafziger. Text, I Pet. 1:3-9. Burial in the Steinman cemetery.
"God needed one more angel child,
Amid His shining band,
So He reached down to earth below,
And clasped our darling's hand."
Fisher. - Elizabeth, aged 93 yrs., widow of Joel Fisher, died Dec. 13, 1942, at the home of her son-in-law (Samuel L. Stoltzfus) near Gordonville, Pa. She is survived by 149 descendants. She was a member of the Amish Church, and a daughter of the late John and Elizabeth (Umble) Stoltzfus. These children survive: Joseph of Gordonville; Joel of Hubbard, Ore.; Elizabeth, wife of Christ Kennel, Christiana; Salome, wife of Samuel Stoltzfus, with whom she resided; also 49 grandchildren, 90 great-grandchildren, and 5 great-great-grandchildren. Services were held at the home by Bro. John Lapp of Groffdale and Bro. C. L. Fisher of the home Church.
Huseman. - Marie, daughter of' Samuel B. and Lizzie Gehman, was born May 9, 1905, near Alleghanyville, Pa.; died Nov. 23, 1942, in a Reading, Pa., hospital; aged 37 y. 7 m. 14 d. They lived near Robesonia, Pa. Her last days were days of intense suffering. Her Christian life gave expression in a desire to be baptized and be numbered with the believers in Christ in her younger years. Her early departure made 3 motherless children. Such are God's ways. Providentially, God speaks to us who are still living, in solemn tones like this that should cause us to rethink our course and "set our house in order." God through the demise of this dear young mother, again forcibly teaches us the frailty and brevity of the human side of life. During the summer months, after having undergone some treatments in a Reading hospital, she spent some time among her relatives as a convalescent. Hopes were entertained for her recovery. But the sudden relapse and early death was a shock to all who knew her. Her husband (James Huseman) survives; also these children: Elizabeth Flora, James Alvin, and Arlene Mae. The aged mother also survives. One son (Walter) preceded her to the Spirit world. The departed has two brothers: Edwin (married to Sadie Schweitzer) and Samuel. Funeral services were held Nov. 26. in Lamms Fu-neral Home, Robesonia, Pa. Interment in the Alleghanyville Mennonite Church cemetery. Moses G. Gehman served the occasion. Text, Isa. 38:10, latter clause.
King. - Sarah, widow of John King, died Dec. 18, 1942, at the home of her son, Moses King, near Strasburg, Pa., aged 91 years. There are 64 descendants: 9 children, 30 grandchildren. and 24 great-grandchildren. She was the daugh-ter of the late Christian and Elizabeth Ebersole. She was a member of the Amish Church. She is survived by these children: Samuel of Quarryville; Katy, wife of Christian Blank, Gap; Amos, Refton; Fannie, wife of Bennie Fisher, Honeybrook; Susie, wife of Pre. John L. Fisher, Bird-in-hand; Hannah, wife of Daniel Zook, Gordonville; Betsie, Esther and Moses, at home. A sister (Catharine Ebersole of Millwood) also survives. Services were held at the home by C. L. Fisher and John Speicher.
Lahman. - Ephraim, son of Peter and Susan (Wenger) Lahman, was born in Rockingham Co.. Va., March 19, 1890; died in Rockingham Memorial Hospital Nov. 20, 1942; aged 52 y. 8 m. 1 d. He was united in marriage with Katie Blosser Oct. 12, 1913. To them were born four sons and three daughters (Wilmer, near Harrisonburg; John in a sanatorium, Roanoke, Va.; Ray, at home; Ruth, Anna, and Charlotte, at home). One son (Lester) preceded him in death. He was baptized and received into the Old Order Mennonite Church in 1911, of which he was a member at the time of his death. He leaves his deeply bereaved wife, three sons, three daugh-ters, two grandchildren, three brothers (John and Ben at Columbiana, Ohio; Paul at Dayton, Va.), two sisters (Mrs. Perry Van Pelt Colum-biana, Ohio; Mrs. Ed Hall of North Carolina), and many relatives and friends. Funeral serv-ices were held in the Old Order Mennonite Church, conducted by Bro. John D. Wenger assisted by Bros. Harvey Horst and Russell Cline. Text, John 5:24. Buried in the near by-cemetery.
"The call was sudden, the shock severe,
We little thought his death was near:
Only those who have lost can tell
Of the grief we bear in silence
For the one we loved so well."
Transcriber's note: "sanatorium" is spelled as in the original.
Shantz. - Esther Marie, daughter of Wayne and Susie (Wanner) Shantz, was born near New Hamburg, Ont., July 23, 1941. After a short stay on earth of nearly 17 months she passed away at her home Dec. 12, 1942. She had been ill only a short time. She leaves her par-ents and grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred Wanner and Mrs. Joseph Shantz), her great-grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Neil Wanner, and Mrs. Allen Freid), and other relatives and friends to whom she had endeared herself. Although we would have loved to keep her with us, we humbly submit to the Lord who had need of her in His home above. She budded on earth; she has gone to bloom in heaven. Funeral services were held Dec. 14 from the home to the Geiger Mennonite Church, in charge of Moses H. Roth assisted by N. E. Dahms. Text, Matt. 19:14. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
Short. - Christina, daughter of Jacob and Christina King, was born near Wauseon, Ohio, Aug. 12, 1865; died at her home near Archbold, Ohio, Dec. 11, 1942; aged 77 y. 3 m. 29 d. July 17, 1884, she was united in marriage to Joseph B. Short, who preceded her in death ten years ago. This union was blessed with seven sons (Emanuel, Simon J., Ezra, John A., Elmer, Joe L., and Ira J.) and three daughters (Mrs. J. C. Armstrong, Mrs. Weldon Purcel, and Anna May). She leaves 7 sons and two daughters, two step sons (Jesse Short and Peter J. Short), two step daughters (Mrs. Menno Beck and Mrs. Elmer Werder), 55 grandchildren, 54 great-grandchildren, and a host of relatives and friends. Besides her husband, she was also preceded in death by her daughter (Lizzie), two step daugh-ters (Mrs. Noah Eicher and Mrs. Daniel Eicher), 8 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. She was the last one of a family of three brothers and four sisters to answer the heavenly summons. In her youth she accepted Christ as her personal Saviour, united with the Mennonite Church, and remained faithful until death. She was an affectionate mother, and a peaceful and true friend to all who knew her. After the death of her daughter Lizzie she took the four small bereft grandchildren, and was a mother to them for seven years. About a year ago her health began to fail and from that time on she lost in weight and strength. She bore her afflic-tions very patiently, although at times she suffer-ed severe pains. She frequently expressed a long-ing to be with her Saviour. Funeral services were conducted at her home by Simon Stuckey and the Lockport Church by Walter Stuckey and Henry Wyse. Interment in adjoining ceme-tery.
"In silence you suffered,
In patience you bore;
Until God called you home
To suffer no more."
Wenger. - Benjamin, son of the late Benjamin E. and
Anna E. (Groff) Wenger, was born Nov. 20, 1875, in Lancaster Co.,
Pa.; died Dec. 13, 1942, at his home in Murrell, Lancaster County;
aged 67 y. 23 d. Death was caused by a cerebral hemorrhage, after
an illness of 9 weeks. When a young man, he united with the Mennonite
Church at Groffdale and was a faithful member throughout his life.
He was called to the minis-try by lot June 18, 1908, at Groffdale,
to serve that congregation and the Metzlers congregation, both
located in West Earl Twp., and he labored faithfully at both charges
to the best of his ability for 34 _ years. He also labored at
the Ephrata Church and New Holland Church at the time these congregations
were being organized. He always had a deep concern for the welfare
of his home congregations and for the entire Mennonite Church.
He preached his last sermon at the Metzlers Mennonite Church Sept.
27, 1942, at the fall counsel meeting. He followed the vocation
of farming throughout his life. He was married, Oct. 10, 1901,
to Elizabeth N. Stoner. He took sick on the day of their 41st
wedding anniversary. He had recovered partly and was out of bed
and able to walk around. Three weeks later he suffered a second
attack. He was bedfast during the last six weeks of his life,
gradually becoming weaker. In spite of the fact that he seemed
to have a premonition of his impending death, he remained cheerful
throughout his period of illness and constantly expressed a desire
to get well. But the Lord saw fit to relieve him of his suffering
by calling him to his Eternal Home.
He is survived by his deeply bereaved wife, 1 daughter (Amanda S. at home), 5 sons (Sam-uel S., Paradise; Paul B., Lititz; Luke M., Murrell; Deacon Lester B., Neffsville; and John S., Hinkletown; all in Lancaster Co., Pa.), 10 grandchildren, and 4 sisters (Mary Greeninger, Annie Witmer, widow of Preacher Esaias Witmer, Amanda Hershey, and Hettie Weber). An infant son, 2 sisters, and 1 brother predeceased him. His funeral was held Dec. 16, 1942, with services at the home in charge of Bro. Amos Sauder, Jr., followed by services at the Groffdale Church in charge of Bros. Mahlon Witmer and Eli G. Sauder. Text, Isa. 52:7. He was buried at the Metzler's cemetery.
"Father, thou art sweetly resting,
Here thy toils and cares are o'er;
Pain and sickness, death and sorrow,
Never can distress thee more." --The Family.
Wenger. - Daniel, son of Jonas Wenger, was born at St. Jacobs, Ont., April 18, 1860; died Dec. 6, 1942 at Langdon, Alta.; aged 82 y. 7 m. 18 d. He was not well for the last few months, but was up and around as usual. The evening of Dec. 5 he retired as usual, but was found dead in bed the next morning, having passed peacefully away during the night. Sept. 20, 1889, he married Angeline Hagey. To this union were born 1 son and 3 daughters. In 1900 they, with their family, moved to Okotoks, Alta., where they lived till 1921, when they sold their farm and moved to Calgary for a few years, then to Langdon where he farmed extensively till he passed away. Before coming to Alberta he was superintendent of the Cressman Mennonite Sunday school at Breslau, Ont., for 12 years. He was a charter member of the Mount View Mennonite congregation near Aldersyde, Alta. He remained faithful to his faith till death. He is survived by his wife (who at the time of this writing is on her sick bed), Edward, Aldine, Margret, Lillie (Mrs. Ed Downey of Langdon), and 1 sister (Mrs. J. S. Cressman of Breslau, Ont. He was a man well thought of and highly respected in the community in which he lived. Funeral services were conducted Dec. 8 in Jaques Funeral Home, Calgary, by Bro. Isaac Miller of Mazeppa, Alta., (text, I Pet. 1:24,25) and at the Mount View Mennonite church by Bro. H. B. Ramer of Duchess, Alta. Text, Rev. 14:13. Buried in the adjoining cemetery.
Yoder. - Ralph, son of Henry A. and Barbara (Guengerich) Yoder, was born in Iowa Co., Iowa June 1, 1917, died in Wellman, Iowa, in an accident Dec. 15, 1942; aged 25 y. 6 m. 15 d. He was sixth of a family of nine children. He grew to manhood in this community, and learned the art of well-drilling and plumbing, and in this capacity he served the community for some years. Early in life he gave his heart to the Lord and was received into the Mennonite Church at West Union. For some time of late years he seemed to be losing out in his Christian life and testimony. About a year ago he renewed his covenant with the Lord and was reinstated in the Church. Since that, he has manifested renewed interest and joy in the saving grace of his Lord. He was married July 30, 1941, to Orpha Beatrice Schauf of Wellman, Iowa. In loving anticipation and by mutual effort their plans for a comfortable and happy Christian home were becoming a reality, when he was so suddenly called away in death. He had just completed a well near a railroad siding in Wellman, when a freight train, in switching, hit his small truck which was parked near by to load his tools. He was thrown under the moving freight cars and killed almost instantly. His was a comparatively short, but very busy life. And he will be missed in the entire community. Because of his genial and generous disposition, he made friends wherever he went. In the 1941 Mennonite General Conference he supplied the running water in his characteristic generous and ingenious way which was so much appre-ciated by all. He leaves a grief-stricken wife, father, mother, two brothers (Raymond and Francis of Weeping Water, Neb.), two sisters (Mrs. John Steckley and Mrs. Glen Swartzendruber of Pigeon, Mich.), two brothers (Jacob and Orval), and a sister (Loise, of the home). Many other near relatives and friends mourn his sudden and tragic end. One infant sister preceded him in death. However, we mourn not as those who have no hope, but commend him to Him who died for us and rose again, and we believe that our loss is his eternal gain. Fu-neral services were held Friday P.M. at the West Union Church conducted by John Y. Swartzendruber, Chris J. Yoder, and Amos Gingerich. Burial in the West Union Cemetery.
"The call was sudden, the shock severe;
We little thought the end so near.
And only those who have lost can tell
The loss of loved ones without farewell."
Transcribed by Carl Metzler, Indiana