Brunk.-Joseph Franklin, second son of Henry G. and Susan (Heatwole) Brunk, was born near Geneseo, Ill., June 29, 1865; passed away at the Bethel Deaconess Hospital, Newton, Kans., Sept. 17, 1943; aged 78 y. 2 m. 18 d. The Brunk family moved from Illinois and settled near Hillsboro, Kans., where the father passed away shortly after their arrival. The family later moved to McPherson Co., near McPherson, where Joseph grew to manhood. On Oct. 14, 1888, he was united in marriage to Marietta R. Gray in McPherson Co., Kans. He engaged in farming until 1903 when he became superintendent of the Orphan's Home near Hillsboro, Kans. From there he went to Kansas City where he and his wife helped organize the Mennonite Mission. He served as superintendent of Kansas City Mission for many years. In May, 1905, he was ordained to the ministry in Kansas City by Bro. Daniel Kauffman. His next service to the Church was assisting in the establishment of the Mennonite Sanitarium near La Junta. He served as superintendent of that institution for some time. A few years later he and Sister Brunk had charge of the Old People's Home near Rittman, O. From Rittman they moved to Peabody, Kans., where he served as pastor of the Catlin Mennonite Church for a number of years. Later he had charge of the Mennonite Mission in Hutchinson, Kans. In 1936 they retired and moved to Newton, Kans., where they made their home until the time of his death. He leaves to mourn his passing, his beloved companion (Marietta Brunk), an adopted daughter (Mrs. Mabel Ramer, Newton, Kans.), 6 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, a half-brother (Charles W. Cooprider, Windom, Kans.), 2 half-sisters (Mrs. E. J. Ely, Inman, Kans.; Mrs. O. E. Hostetler, McPherson), 2 step-brothers (T. J. Cooprider, Hesston, Kans.; J. A. Cooprider, Denver, Colo.), also many other relatives and personal friends. Funeral services were held Sunday, Sept. 19, 1943. A short service was held at the chapel of Moody's Funeral Home in Newton at one o'clock with Dr. Fred Brenneman in charge. Following this service the body was taken to the West Liberty Church in McPherson Co., where funeral services were held at 3 o'clock in charge of Bishop Milo Kauffman, with Bro. Earl Buckwalter and Bro. Menno Troyer assisting. Burial was made at the West Liberty Cemetery.
Hartzler.-Elmer Earl, son of Amandas P. and Barbara
(Widmer) Hartzler, was born near Albany, Oreg., Oct. 6, 1916;
departed this life Sept. 12, 1943; aged 26 y. 11 m. 6 d. He was
preceded in death by his mother on May 8, 1923. He leaves to mourn
his sudden passing, his father and step-mother, 2 brothers (Ellis,
Pensacola, Fla.; Marion, North Polk, La.), 2 half-brothers and
a half-sister (Marvin, Sanford, and Orpha Jean, all at home near
Wichita, Kans.), and his sorrowing fiancee (Miss Rachel Schiffler,
R.N., of the Castaner project, Adjuntas, Puerto Rico), and a large
number of relatives and friends. As a child he spent 4 years with
his parents near Tofield, Alta., from whence they moved to Kansas
City and thence to Wichita where he received his elementary education
and grew to manhood. He spent 2 years in further schooling at
Hesston College and Bible School and taught school one year near
Hesston. Elmer confessed Christ as his Saviour at the age of 12
and united with the Woodland Mennonite Church in Wichita. At the
time of his death he held his membership with the Denver, Colo.,
Mennonite Mission, having been a charter member. He was present
at the first communion service held there. He is credited with
doing more than any other one local member in pushing and encouraging
the new work in Denver, having been engaged there at that time
in carpentering. His cheerful and willing, conscientious Christian
helpfulness was perhaps his outstanding characteristic and has
left to bless his memory many monuments of his unselfish service
and consecrated talent as a carpenter on the Hesston College Campus,
in the Denver Mission, and in his late reconstruction activities
in Puerto Rico. In the spring of 1941 he was entered in C.P.S.Camp
No. 5, near Colorado Springs, Colo. One year from that time he
was sent to Lagro, Ind., for special training for China relief
and reconstruction. In August, 1942, under the Brethren Service
Committee, he went to Puerto Rico instead where he worked under
the Brumbaugh Reconstruction Unit. It was while on the Castaner
project that he, with several chums and men of the unit, went
to Guayo Falls for an outing and while swimming he was caught
by the current and carried into the whirlpool where, unable to
help himself, he ended life's struggles. His body was recovered
20 minutes later, but all efforts of medical science and artificial
respiration were unable to revive him. Funeral services were conducted
at the Castaner project on Wednesday, Sept. 15, in charge of Wilbur
Nachtigall, assistant director of the Mennonite Sub-unit at La
Plata, and Fr. Pagan, local Episcopal religious leader. All members
of the unit participated in the service. Interment in the Municipal
Cemetery at Adjuntas with graveside ceremony. At this writing
plans are made for a memorial service, Sunday, Oct. 3, at the
Woodland Mennonite Church, Wichita, Kans. Elmer's young, yet useful,
life was a tribute and consistent testimony to the saving power
of the Gospel and blood of Christ of which he was not ashamed.
His godly influence will continue to live in the hearts of the
many friends whom he won. The following lines of consolation are
chosen by his dearest earthly friend with whom he would have taken
marriage vows, Oct. 6, 1943, had he lived.
"Think of stepping on shore and finding it heaven!
Of taking hold of a hand and finding it God's hand,
Of breathing a new air and finding it celestial air,
Of feeling invigorated and finding it immortality,
Of passing from storms and tempest to an unknown calm,
Of waking up and finding it Home!"
Shoemaker.-Noah, was born near Floradale, Ont., March 27, 1867; died May 18, 1943; aged 76 y. 1 m. 21 d. On Feb. 1, 1891, he married Sarah Burkhardt. Two sons were born to this union, Ervine, residing on the homestead, and Amos in Kitchener. Surviving are his wife, 2 sons, 5 grandchildren, a brother (Joseph), and 3 sisters (Mrs. Jane Dreisinger, Mrs. Dilman Brubacher, and Mrs. Noah Lichty). Funeral services were conducted May 20 at the home and at the Mennonite Church, Floradale, Ont., where he had been a faithful member. The services were conducted by Bros. Oliver D. Snider and Reuben Dettwiler. Texts, Rev. 2:10b; II Cor. 5:1. Burial in North Woolwich cemetery.
Shoemaker.-Sarah, daughter of Joseph and Sarah Burkhardt, was born near Floradale, Ont., Feb. 26, 1868; died Sept. 9, 1943; aged 75 y. 6 m.14 d. She was united in marriage to Noah Shoemaker, Feb. 1, 1891, who predeceased her 4 months. Surviving are 2 sons (Ervine and Amos), 2 brothers (Jacob and Ezra, both of Elmira), and 5 grandchildren. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church at Floradale. Funeral services were conducted Sept. 12 at the home and at the Mennonite Church, Floradale, Ont., by Bros. Oliver D. Snider and Reuben Dettwiler. Texts, John 14:1-3; Zech. 1:5. Burial in North Woolwich cemetery.
Smoker.-Louisa Wisseman Smoker, daughter of Conrad and
Barbara (Bender) Wisseman, was born near Accident, Md., Jan. 1,
1880; died at her home in Scottdale, Pa., Sept. 26, 1943; aged
63 y. 8 m. 25 d. On Nov. 11, 1907, she was married to Michael
K. Smoker, who preceded her in death Nov. 28, 1919. To this union
were born 2 daughters and 2 sons: Ruth (Mrs. J. Irvin Brunk) and
Naomi, both of Scottdale; George R., missionary to Africa; and
Lloyd who preceded her in death Aug. 2, 1919. The following brothers
and sisters survive: Conrad and William Wisseman, Grantsville,
Md.; Mrs. Maggie Warnick, Greenwood, Del.; Amanda Wisseman, Scottdale;
and Mrs. Annie Ringer, Grantsville, Md. Three brothers and three
sisters also preceded her in death, two of them dying in infancy.
She united with the Mennonite Church in her youth and remained
a faithful member until death. Funeral services were held at the
home and the Scottdale Mennonite Church Sept. 29, in charge of
Bros. John L. Horst and A. J. Metzler. Interment in the Alverton
"There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God."
Weaver.-Elizabeth, daughter of Martin and Martha (Wagner) Werner, was born in Union Township, Sept. 7, 1879. On July 14 she submitted to an operation from which she failed to recover and she passed away at the Goshen Hospital 5 days later on July 19, 1943; aged 63 y. 10 m. 12 d. In 1900 she was married to Samuel Weaver. To this union were born 2 sons, Clyde and Elmer. Samuel died in 1910. In 1913 she was married to John Weaver who survives. Also surviving are the 2 sons, 2 grandchildren, 3 sisters (Mrs. William Stiver, Mrs. Lucy Hower, and Mrs. Amos Stuart, all of New Paris), and 2 brothers (Calvin Werner, New Paris). Her parents, 2 brothers, and 2 sisters preceded her in death. Funeral services were in charge of Bro. R. F. Yoder. Text, Rom. 14:11-12.
Transcriber's note: Toward the end of the Weaver obit, it states "and 2 brothers (Calvin Werner, New Paris)." Only one brother is named.
Zook.-Mary Ellen Hartzler, daughter of Menno and Sally
Hartzler, was born in Logan Co., Ohio, June 13, 1892; died Sept.
20, 1943; aged 51 y. 3 m. 7 d. On Dec. 2, 1916, she was united
in marriage to James Zook near Wilmington, Pa. She leaves to mourn
her departure, a loving husband, a daughter (Nancie Pauline),
5 sons (Harvey, Jesse, Clarence, Harold, and Ira), all at home;
a sister (Mrs. Clara Fisher, Urbana, O.), a brother (Clarence
Hartzler, West Liberty, O.), a step-mother (Mrs. Fannie Hartzler),
4 half-sisters, and a half-brother. A son, James, Jr., preceded
her in death. In her youth she accepted Christ as her Saviour
and was baptized and received into the Mennonite Church to which
she had remained faithful until death.
We miss your kind and loving hand
Your fond and earnest care.
Our home is dark without, you, Mother;
We miss you everywhere.
Augsburger.-David C., son of Christian and Barbara Liechty
Augsburger, was born in French Twp., Adams Co., Ind., April 3,
1868; died Sept. 16, 1943; aged 75 y. 5 m. 13 d. He grew to manhood
on the homestead where he was born. He was converted and became
a member of the Mennonite Church at the age of 20 and remained
a faithful member to the end. At the age of 21 he went to Wayne
Co., O., and worked on a farm for a few years. Then he went to
Allen Co., O., where he spent the remaining years of his life.
He was united in marriage to Malinda Thut on Nov. 12, 1891. She
passed away in 1917. To this union were born the following children:
Christian, Quakertown, Pa.; Elizabeth (Mrs. Ed King), Elida, O.;
Frederick, Columbus, O.; Huldah (Mrs. A. D. Lantz), Sidney, O.;
Homer, Dayton, O. These are all living; a daughter Mary died at
the age of 5. On April 22, 1919 he was married to Salome Zuercher.
To this union was born a daughter, Edna May, who died at the age
of 16 months. He leaves to mourn his departure his widow and an
adopted daughter, Esther Augsburger, his 5 children, 4 brothers
(Moses and John, Berne, Ind.; Amos and Daniel, Elida, O.), a sister
(Mrs. Fanny Hales, Elida, O.), 19 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchilden,
and a host of other relatives and friends. He will be missed in
the community where he was a helpful neighbor, in the Church where
he was a faithful attendant when health permitted, and most of
all in the home. Funeral services were held at the home by Bro.
Andrew Brenneman and at the Salem Church, Sept. 19, by Bros. Andrew
Brenneman and M. L. Troyer. Text, I Cor. 13:12.
Peaceful be thy silent slumber,
Peaceful in thy grave so low.
Thou no more will join our number,
Thou no more our sorrows know.
Yet again we hope to meet thee,
When the day of life is fled,
And in heaven with joy to greet thee,
Where no farewell tears are shed.
Frederick.-Charles, son of John and Matilda (Wendland)
Frederick, was born March 9, 1889, in Germany near Hamburg; passed
away Sept. 13, 1943; aged 54 y. 6 m. 4 d. He came to America with
his parents when he was a small child. He took ill Aug. 26, 1943,
and was admitted to the Memorial Hospital, Johnstown, Pa., Aug.
27, where he had an operation for the removal of gallstones. He
improved rapidly until Sept. 13 and was scheduled to get up on
a chair the next day, when he suddenly passed away. His passing
came as a shock to family and friends. Before the operation he
assured his companion that he was willing and ready to depart
if it was the Lord's will. He was always willing to lend a helping
hand. It was said of him, "He is so congenial and kind; his
hospitality and generosity are objects of general esteem."
He was a lover of nature and often spoke of the beauty of the
trees. Surviving are his widow, Emma (Wingard) Frederick, 4 children
(Jacob Clair; Morris Glen; Pauline Grace, wife of Lester Thomas;
and Charles Richard), 2 sisters, and 5 brothers. He was a member
of the Mennonite Church since 1916. Funeral services were conducted
at the home and at the Weaver Mennonite Church in charge of Bro.
H. C. Hess, Bishop James Saylor, and Bro. Alex Weaver. Text, Num.
23:10. Interment in Richland Cemetery.
Our dear father is laid away
Those willing hands can rest.
We find comfort in the thought
That he is really blessed.
Geiser.-Lydia J. Steiner, daughter of John M. and Elizabeth Amstutz Steiner, was born Jan. 13, 1875 in Paint Twp., near Mt. Eaton, O.; passed away at their home one-half mile west of Kidron, O., Sept. 25, 1943; aged 68 y. 8 m. 12 d. She was afflicted with a heart ailment for some time, but her last sickness was of only 20 minutes' duration. Early in life she accepted Christ as her Saviour and was received into the Sonnenberg Mennonite Church April 24, 1892, and later became a member of the Kidron Mennonite Church where she remained a faithful member till called to her eternal reward. On Dec. 14, 1905, she was married to Peter F. Geiser. To this union were born 7 children: Allen, Lester, and Tillman, Apple Creek, O.; Melvin, Dalton, O.; Leeman, Orrville, O.; Pearl at home, and a daughter who died in infancy. These 6 surviving children mourn her sudden departure as well as 16 grandchildren, 2 sisters (Maryan, wife of Peter Zimmerly, and Sarah, wife of John J. Lehman), and many other relatives and friends. Three brothers and 5 sisters preceded her in death. When health permitted, she was regular in attendance at the house of worship and was especially concerned for the spiritual and material welfare of the family. She was always interested in visiting the sick and helping those in need. Her place will be vacant in the home, the community, and the church, but our loss is her gain. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 28, at the home and in the Kidron Mennonite Church, conducted by Bishop A. J. Steiner, Bishop Reuben Hofstetter, and Bros. Isaac Zuercher and Allen Bixler. Text, John 14:1-4. Burial was made in the Kidron Church Cemetery.
Gerig.-Elsie Mae, oldest daughter of Martin and Emma
Gerig, was born near Albany, Oreg., May 21, 1912; died Sept. 22,
1943; aged 31 y. 4 m. 1 d. She came to Henry Co., Ia., in the
spring of 1918 and lived with them in this community ever since.
She accepted Christ as her Saviour and was received into the Mennonite
Church by water baptism Jan. 2, 1927. She was a faithful member
of the Sugar Creek congregation near Wayland, Ia., at the time
of her death. Elsie was of an unassuming, kindly disposition and
was an obedient child. She will be missed by her family and others
who knew her. Her health began to fail about 6 years ago and she
developed a more serious condition in the last 2 years. Her malady
was diagnosed as an incurable heart affliction. About 3 weeks
ago she was taken to the University Hospital at Iowa City for
treatment where she passed away. In a pastoral visit just the
day before she expressed herself as being ready to go if it was
the Lord's will. She leaves to mourn their loss, her father and
mother, 4 sisters (Mabel, wife of Benjamin Miller, Albany, Oreg.;
Frances, wife of Roman Yutzy, Kalona, Ia.; Mary, Hesston, Kans.;
and Minnie at home), 7 brothers (Emmanuel, Albany, Oreg.; Melvin,
Ft. Collins, Colo.; Allen, Laverne, Elmer, Willard, and Emery
at home, and many other relatives and friends. Services were held
at the Sugar Creek Church and conducted by Bro. Simon Gingerich
and Bro. Willard Liechty. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
"Here on earth we know we'll miss you
But the Lord knew what was best
For the angels came from heaven
And took you home with them to rest."
Goss.-Ida H., daughter of the late Benjamin and Elizabeth
Hackman Goss, was born June 20, 1878; died at the Oreville Mennonite
Home where she had been an inmate for over a year; aged 65 y.
2 m. 17 d. She is survived by a half-brother (Henry, at the Oreville
Mennonite Home), 3 brothers (Benjamin, Providence Twp.; John S.,
Lancaster, Pa.; Aldus, Baumgardner, Pa.), a sister (Emma, wife
of Benjamin A.. Eckman, Upland, Calif.). She accepted Christ in
her young years and was faithful until death. She had been in
failing health for some time and realized that the end was approaching.
We miss her very much, but we know that our loss is her eternal
gain. Funeral services were held at the Mennonite Home by Bro.
Jacob T. Harnish and at the Byerland Church by Bro. Maris Hess
and Bro. Earl Mosemann. Text, Job 14:14. Interment in adjoining
Dear Ida, you are not forgotten
Though on earth you are no more;
Still in memory you are with us
As you always were before.
Hunsecker.-Salome, daughter of the late Jacob and Catherine
(Horst) Hunsecker, was born near Chambersburg, Pa., Aug. 18, 1879;
died at the home of her sister, Mrs. Henry Cockley, Chambersburg,
with whom she lived since the death of her mother in 1928; died
Sept. 13, 1943; aged 64 y. 6 m. 26 d. She had been in failing
health for a number of years but was bedfast for only 17 days.
Nine of these were spent at the hospital. After her return from
the hospital she gradually grew weaker until she quietly passed
away. She is survived by 2 sisters (Mrs. Henry Cockley and Mrs.
William Eshelman, both of Chambersburg, Pa.), 2 nieces, and 4
nephews. She was a member of the Chambersburg Mennonite Church
where funeral services were held on Sept. 16, 1943. The services
were conducted by Bros. Daniel E. Kuhns and Harold L. Hunsecker.
Text, Heb. 9:27, 28. Burial in the cemetery adjoining the church.
"Drop by drop the stream runs dry;
Leaf by leaf the roses fall;
One by one we all must go
And answer to the call."
--By the Family.
Landis.-Elizabeth L., daughter of the late Benjamin and Mary Rohrer, was born near Lancaster, Pa., Dec. 31, 1843; died Aug. 44, 1943, at her home; aged 99 y. 7 m. 4 d. On Nov. 28, 1862, she was united in marriage to John N. Landis who passed away Dec. 16, 1917. To this union were born 6 children, 5 of whom survive (Ella, David, Moses, and Martin, Lancaster, Pa.; and John, Seville, O.). Also surviving are 18 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Mennonite Church for many years. Although confined to bed for 8 years, she never complained but patiently waited for the Lord to call her home. Funeral services were held Aug. 7 at the home by Bro. Elmer Martin and at the Mellingers Mennonite Church by Bro. David L. Landis. Text, Job 5:26. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
Transcriber's note: In the Landis obit it states that she died "Aug. 44, 1943." I had no way of knowing what the correct date would be, so typed it as per the Gospel Herald account. Should be corrected before printing it elsewhere.
Martin.-Eli M. Martin, son of Solomon W. and Anna H. Martin, was born Oct. 13, 1875, near Hagerstown, Md.; died June 26, 1943, at the home of his son Willis, near Hagerstown; aged 67 y. 8 m. 13 d. He was a member of the Cedar Grove Mennonite Church. His wife preceded him in death, March 6, 1924. He leaves 3 sons, 5 daughters, 2 brothers, and a sister to mourn his loss. Funeral services were conducted at Cedar Grove Church by Bro. George S. Keener and Bro. John F. Grove. Text, Num. 23:10. Interment in the Reiff cemetery.
Nofziger.-Judith Ann, daughter of Olen E. and Sarah
Nofziger, Wauseon, O., was born Sept. 2, 1943. Instead of staying
in her earthly home with her parents, 2 brothers, and a sister,
she was safely taken to her heavenly home to join the multitude
that were never defiled by sin. Short services were conducted
at the home and at the Pettisville Cemetery by Bro. Henry Wyse.
A bud the Father gave us,
A pure and lovely child.
He gave her to our keeping
To cherish undefiled,
But just as she was opening
To the glory of the day
Down came the heavenly Father
And took our bud away.
Plank.-Lydia Barbara, daughter of Joseph and Martha
Yoder Hartzler, was born July 9, 1864; passed away Sept.
13, 1943; aged 79 y. 3 m. 4 d. She had been in failing health
for the past 2 years, being bedfast a greater part of the time,
but never complaining. She was united in marriage, Feb. 26, 1889,
with Jacob H. Plank who passed away 3 months ago. Together they
spent their married life on a farm in Logan Co., until 26 years
ago they moved to West Liberty, O. To this union were born 2 sons
and 2 daughters; Joseph L. and Samuel C., and Mrs. Floyd Yoder,
all of West Liberty, and Bertha who died at the age of 16 years.
Mother was a member of the South Union Mennonite Church and attended
services whenever she could, teaching a Sunday school class for
a number of years. She lived a quiet and contented life, loved
her home, and was always doing something for others. Besides the
3 children, she leaves 14 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren,
a brother (Amos Y. Hartzler, West Liberty), and many friends.
Funeral services were held at the South Union Church, Wednesday,
at 2:30 p.m., in charge of Bro. S. E. Allgyer, assisted by Bro.
Marion King. Burial in the South Union Cemetery.
Why should a Christian weep,
When death is but a sleep,
From which we wake again,
To live the life that never ends,
To meet and greet our faithful friends
Who have gone on before?
Why should a Christian weep?
Reber.-Mary (Swartzendruber), daughter of Bishop Joseph and Barbara Swartzendruber, was born near Grantsville, Md., Oct. 5, 1850; passed away at the home of her daughter Barbara, Sept. 23, 1943; aged 92 y. 11 m. 18 d. At the age of 6 she came with her parents by covered wagon to Johnson Co., Ia., and lived the remainder of her life in that same county. In her youth she united with the church of her choice and remained a faithful and consistent member until death. On Jan. 12, 1873, she was united in marriage with David Reber who preceded her in death 25 years ago. To this union were born 4 sons and 5 daughters (Joseph, Shelbyville, Ill.; Joel, Wellman, Ia.; George, Iowa City; Lydia, wife of John Gingerich, Kalona, Ia.; Barbara, wife of William Detweiler, Oxford; Anna who died; Lizzie, wife of Edward Schmucker, Iowa City; Nancy, wife of Guy Weidlein, Wellman; and Noah, Milford, Nebr.). She also leaves 34 grandchildren and 47 great-grandchildren besides many other relatives and friends. Two sisters survive (Mrs. Anna Swartzendruber, Parnell, Ia., and Mrs. Lizzie Schlabaugh, Wellman, Ia.). She was one of the early pioneers of the community and has contributed much to the establishing of the homes of the community. Likewise she was not without responsibility in the work of the church. Her husband was a minister and her father and grandfather were bishops. Her grandfather was the pioneer Amish bishop of this community. She enjoyed good health most of her life and only as old age came on did her health begin to fail and her readiness to depart was manifested in her often repeating "to depart and be with Christ is far better." Funeral services were held at the Lower Deer Creek Church, Sept. 25, 1943 by Bros. J. Y. Swartzendruber and Ray F. Yoder of Wakarusa, Ind.
Sommer.-Anna M., daughter of Christian and Anna Zehr
Schertz, was born in Worth Twp., Sept. 8, 1864; passed away at
the family home in Metamora, Friday, Sept. 3, 1943, just 5 days
before her 79th birthday. Her illness of the last few months became
serious 2 weeks ago and she was resigned to the fact that her
departure was near. At an early age she united with the Mennonite
Church then known as the Partridge Church. She endeavored to live
up to her true convictions at all times. On June 27, 1895 she
was united in marriage to George I. Sommer at the home of her
birth, between Metamora and Washington. She made this her home
until 1927 when the family moved to Metamora. Sharing this home
were the following children: Albert, David, Joseph, Mary Ann,
and Emma, and 4 grandchildren. Preceding her in death were her
parents, 3 sisters, and a brother. Funeral services were in charge
of Bishop H. R. Schertz and Bro. Melvin Lang.
"Behind the darkest moment
Still shines the blessed sun;
And from all ills, some way, some day,
God maketh light to come."
Stoltzfus.-Rebecca, daughter of Sarah and the late Moses
Stoltzfus, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Sept. 13, 1879; died
Sept. 25, 1943 of a leaking heart and dropsy; aged 64 y. 12 d.
In her youth she joined the Amish Church and remained faithful
to the end. On Dec. 23, 1904, she was united in marriage to Henry
F. Stoltzfus. To this union 6 children were born. Those mourning
the loss of a beloved mother are Ada (Mrs. David Lapp); Rachel
(Mrs. Samuel King); Sadie (Mrs. Benuel Smoker); Eli; Fannie (Mrs.
John Glick); Naomi (Mrs. Elam Glick). She is also survived by
her bereaved husband and aged mother, Sarah Stoltzfus, 32 grandchildren,
and the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Jacob Stoltzfus,
Bard Crossing, Pa.; Aaron B., Moses B., Elam B., and Ada M., of
Bareville. Her father, a brother, one sister, and 2 grandchildren
preceded her in death. She will be sadly missed by the family
and especially by her aged mother. She always had a smile and
a kind word for everyone. It was her desire to leave this world
and be with Jesus which is far better so we would not wish her
back. Short services were held at her home, Sept. 28, 1943, conducted
by John Speicher. A hymn was read by Dan E. Stoltzfus. Public
services were held at the home of her son Eli, conducted by Bros.
Christian King, Ronks, Pa., and Christian Glick, Gap, Pa. A hymn
was read by Jonas Beiler. Aaron Glick had charge of the services
at the grave. Interment in Myers Cemetery near Bareville, Pa.
'Tis hard to part with loved ones
'Tis hard to say farewell
But we know that God the Father
Doeth all things good and well.
Stoltzfus.-Stephen, near Centreville, New Holland, Pa., died due to complications. Aged 52 years. He was a member of the Amish Church and the son of the late Christian and Leah Fisher Stoltzfus. He is survived by his wife and the following children: Katie, wife of Aaron K. Stoltzfus, Cains; Amanda, wife of Elam Stoltzfus, Cains; Leah, wife of Andrew Diener, Gap; Christ, Andrew, Reuben, and Ruth, at home. Also surviving are 3 step-children (Amos Petersheim, Cains; Christ Petersheim, Gap; Katie, wife of Leroy Stoltzfus, Gap), 7 grandchildren, and these sisters and one brother: Leah, wife of Henry Stoltzfus, Scalp Level; Fannie, wife of Emanuel Stoltzfus, Narvon; Lydia, wife of John R. Beiler, New Holland; Annie, wife of Joshua Lapp, Christiana; Emma, wife of Ammon Stoltzfus, Narvon; Mattie, wife of Elam Zook, New Holland; Christian from Iowa; Rachel, wife of Christ King, Gap. The funeral services were held at the home and burial was made in Beiler's Cemetery, near Ronks.
Sweitzer.-Everett Dean, son of Lloyd and Dorothy Sweitzer,
was born Aug. 3, 1934; died at his home near Carleton, Nebr.,
Sept. 23, 1943; aged 9 y. 1 m. 20 d. He became ill with rheumatic
fever 8 months ago. This affected his heart. He was a patient
sufferer during his affliction. He leaves to mourn his early departure,
Father, Mother, 4 sisters, 4 brothers, 9 uncles, 9 aunts, and
a host of other relatives and friends. Two brothers and a sister
preceded him in death. All was done that loving hands could do,
but God knew what was best.
Sleep on, beloved, sleep, and take thy rest;
Lay down thy head upon the Saviour's breast.
We love thee well, but Jesus loves thee best.
Yoder.-Simon S., was born May 5, 1878, in Lagrange Co., Ind., died Sept. 3, 1943, at his home near Middlebury after a lingering illness of heart failure and other complication; aged 65 y. 3 m. 28 d. His parents were Simon and Fannie (Miller) Yoder, formerly of Somerset Co., Pa. He accepted Christ as his Saviour in youth and united with the Mennonite Church at The Forks in April, 1893, and was baptized by D. J. Johns. He was ordained to the office of Deacon in the Forks congregation in 1903 and later as minister for the Middlebury congregation in Dec., 1907. He served as a member of the Sunday school program committee of Indiana-Michigan Conference from 1904 to 1916. From 1916 to 1923 he was chairman of the Executive Sunday School Committee. He was also a member of the General Sunday School Committee from the time of its organization until 1923. His services for the cause of righteousness and relief for the needy was his earnest zeal. His untiring efforts were often exemplified at times of bodily fatigue. Beside the services he rendered the Church he was employed as a public schoolteacher for 30 years in Lagrange and Elkhart counties. He was married to Sarah Troyer May 14, 1899. To this union were born 5 children. Surviving are his wife and the children (Mrs. L. L. Ramseyer, Bluffton, O.; Mrs. P. E. Mishler and Mrs. W. R. Hershberger, Youngstown, O.; Samuel T., Middlebury, Ind.; and Grace Yoder, Arcanum, O.), and the following brothers and sisters: Jacob,Topeka, Ind.; Albert, Oakland, Calif.; Mrs. Oscar Hostetler, Topeka, Ind.; Mrs. Edward Hostetler, Millersburg; and Mrs. Holly Bontrager, Shipshewana, Ind. During his 6 months illness, often suffering great discomfort, he never complained but bore it patiently always mindful lest he cause undue trouble to others. He closed his life as he lived it, interested more in the welfare of others than in his own. Funeral services were conducted in the Mennonite Church at Middlebury where Bro. Ernest E. Miller of Goshen College preached an impressive sermon to a large audience assisted by D. D. Miller and the pastor, Wilbur Yoder. -The Family.
Frey.-Thelma Pauline, daughter of Ora J. and Irene Rychener Frey, was born near Pettisville, O., May 31, 1942; died at the Wauseon Hospital, Sept. 19, 1943; aged 1 y. 3 m. 20 d. More than a week ago she became ill with tonsilitis, and complications developed which caused convulsions and partial paralysis. Her early departure is mourned by her sorrowing parents, a brother (Marvin), 3 sisters (Phyllis, Rachel, and Eunice), grandparents (J. C. Frey, Elmer and Lena Rychener), a step-great-grandmother (Katie Burkholder), and many other near relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted at the West Clinton Mennonite Church by Roy Sauder, Walter Stuckey, Henry Wyse, and Simon Stuckey. Text, II Sam. 12:23.
Kline.-Martin, Columbiana, O., was born at Pandora, O., Oct. 10, 1873; died at his home Oct. 5, 1943; aged 69 y. 11 m. 25 d. His illness extended over a period of several years but he never complained of much pain and was patient until death. He often expressed his readiness to go to his eternal home. He united with the Mennonite Church many years ago and was regular in attending Sunday school and church as long as health permitted. He was united in marriage with Priscilla Metzler, 1899. Those who survive are his wife and only one sister, Mrs. Mary Bushong. Funeral services were conducted at the Midway Mennonite Church, Oct. 7, 1943, in charge of A. J. Steiner and S. A. Yoder. Text, John 14:1-3. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.
Miller.-Christian, son of the late Michael and Barbara Graber Miller, was born in Washington Twp., Stark Co., O., Nov. 24, 1861; died at the home of his brother, Amos Miller, near Louisville, O., Sept. 27, 1943; aged 81 y. 10 m. 3 d. In 1877 he accepted Christ as his Saviour and was baptized and received into the fellowship of the Beech Mennonite Church where he held his membership until the end. He was a lifelong resident of the same community, working on the farm as long as he was able. For a number of years he was afflicted with shaking palsy and hardening of the arteries. He had his home with his brother Joseph for a number of years then with his sister Anna (Mrs. Joseph Kauffman) for about 12 years, and for the last 15 months with his brother Amos. For more than a year he was confined to his bed in a very helpless state. He was patient in his affliction. Since the death of his sister, Mrs. Leah Linder, Sept. 12, 1943, he gradually weakened and complications set in which caused his death. He is survived by 3 brothers and 2 sisters: David, Samuel, Amos, Mary and Mrs. Joseph Kauffman, all of Louisville, O. Preceding him in death were his parents, 5 brothers (Peter, John, Eli, Joseph, and an infant boy), and 3 sisters (Lydia, Leah, and an infant girl). Funeral services were conducted at the home of his brother Amos Miller and at the Beech Mennonite Church with Bishop O. N. Johns officiating and John D. Miller assisting. Text, Job 14:14. Interment in the church cemetery.
Nussbaum.-Eliza Neuenschwander, daughter of Christ and
Catherine Newcomer Neuenschwander, was born in Canton Berne, Switzerland,
May 27, 1861; died Sept. 29, 1943; aged 82 y. 4 m. 2 d. At the
age of 15 she sailed to America with her parents. She grew to
womanhood in Berne, Ind. On Nov. 9, 1882, she was united in marriage
to Abraham Nussbaum. On July 31, 1936 her companion passed away.
In 1903 she and her husband and family moved from Indiana to a
farm near Kidron and later moved to their new home in Kidron where
she lived until her health failed after which she made her home
with her daughter, Mrs. Frank Wyss, where she passed away. In
youth she was baptized in Switzerland and joined with the Swiss
Mennonite Church. In America she united with the Berne Mennonite
Church and later transferred her membership to the Sonnenberg
Mennonite Church to which she remained faithful to the end. She
leaves to mourn her departue 9 children: Samuel, Christ, Amos,
Sarah (Mrs. Simon Hofstetter), Saloma (Mrs. David Wyss), Bertha
(Mrs. Silas Lehman), William, Albert, Ella (Mrs. Frank Wyss);
also 48 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren, all from the
Sonnenberg vicinity; a brother (Peter Neuenschwander, Berne, Ind.),
and a host of relatives and friends. Her husband, 2 sons, a daughter,
3 grandchildren, a great-grandchild, 3 brothers, and 3 sisters
preceded her in death. Funeral services were held at the Sonnenberg
Mennonite Church. Louis Amstutz and Jacob S. Moser were in charge.
Interment in the church cemetery.
Into heaven's mansion she's entered
Never to sigh nor to weep.
After long years with life's struggles,
Mother has fallen asleep.
Schlabach.-Sanford Jay, son of Elias and Beulah (Schrock) Schlabach, was born Sept. 11, 1943; died the same day at the Spencer Hospital, Meadville, Pa. Short funeral services were held at home Sunday, Sept. 12, in charge of J. W. Oswald. Burial in Sunny Side Cemetery.
Schloneger.-Chauncey, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Schloneger, was born April 25, 1900, near Louisville, O.; died at his home near Leetonia, O., of heart failure, Sept. 30, 1943; aged 43 y. 5 m. 5 d. He was united in marriage with Gladys Clark, Jan. 24, 1929. Two daughters, Carol and Ruth Ann, and a son, Lowell, were born to this union. Besides his wife and children, he leaves 2 sisters (Mrs. Dora Sommers, Louisville, and Mrs. Leroy Rine, Canton), 4 brothers (Reuben, Hillsboro, Ore.; Norman, Archbold, O.; David and Melvin, Louisville, O.). He united with the Beech Mennonite Church near Louisville when a young man and remained a member of that church, but attended and took an active part in the Mennonite churches of this district, principally at Leetonia where the family resided for several years. He was stricken with rheumatic fever several months ago and was confined to bed at the Salem City Hospital until shortly before his death when he was taken home. Here he died suddenly of a blood clot. Funeral services were conducted at the Midway Mennonite Church, Oct. 3, 1943, in charge of A. J. Steiner and S. A. Yoder. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.
Shifflett.-Peter M., son of Derrick and Mary (Frazier) Shifflett, was born near Harrisonburg, Va., Jan. l, 1862; died at his home June 17, 1943; aged 81 y. 5 m. 17 d. He was ill 6 weeks and grew steadily weaker until the end. He was a prominent farmer and a leader in his community. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church and was a lover of music. He attended and led many old folks' singings. Surviving are his wife (the former Fannie Wenger), 2 foster children (Leslie N. Shifflett at home, and Mrs. Irvin Knicely, Dayton), 3 grandchildren, a great-grandchild, and the following brothers and sisters: A. J. Shifflett, Pa.; John Shifflett, Md.; Mrs Anna Coon, Alton, Ill.; Mrs. Frank Mates, Mich.; Mrs. Nan Clifford; and Mrs. Nora Shifflett, Washington. Funeral services were held at Weaver's Church, Sunday morning, June 20, with Bro. S. H. Rhodes and Bro. H. B. Keener officiating. Interment in the nearby cemetery.
Siegenthaler.-Carl Elsworth, son of Richard and Geneva
Siegenthaler, was born May 18, 1943; passed away Sept. 30, 1943,
at the Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, Mo., after a lingering illness
for more than 6 weeks; aged 4 m. 12 d. He leaves to mourn his
departure the sorrowing parents and a little sister, Bernadine,
his maternal grandparents, and his paternal grandfather. Two little
sisters preceded him in death. Funeral services were at the home
in charge of W. R. Hershberger, assisted by J. A. Kauffman. Interment
in Clearfork Cemetery.
A little bud too pure to stay
God in His wisdom has called away,
Not from our bosom, not from our love,
But to dwell with the angels in heaven above.
Swartzendruber.-Mary Ruth, daughter of Daniel B. and Annie Guengerich Swartzendruber, was born in Johnson Co., Ia., April 27, 1905; died at the home of her parents near Kalona, Ia., Sept. 17, 1943; aged 38 y. 4 m. 20 d. Mary accepted Christ as her Saviour in her youth and united with the East Union Mennonite Church and was a faithful and devoted Christian. Mary always had high ideals which she beautifully expressed in the fine poems which she composed during her last years and which were published in the Mennonite Church periodicals as well as in other publications. She spent almost 10 years in the home of Dean R. A. Kuever of Iowa City as maid. She often spoke of the happy experiences she enjoyed with them. In May, 1942, she submitted to a surgical operation for removal of cancer which did not bring the perfect relief she had hoped for and from that time on she suffered a great deal. She bore her pain patiently and was always resigned to God's will. Her passing is mourned by her parents, a sister, Martha N., who faithfully cared for her constantly during her illness, 3 brothers (William, Chicago, Ill.; A. Lloyd, Kansas City; Jacob F., Marion, Ia.), and a host of relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at East Union Church Sunday afternoon, Sept. 19, conducted by the local pastor, D. J. Fisher, assisted by A. C. Good, Sterling, Ill. Interment in the East Union Cemetery.
Wenger.-John R., son of Benjamin and Julia (Estep) Wenger, was born in Rockingham Co., Va., March 9, 1878; died Sept. 25, 1943, at the Rockingham Memorial Hospital following an illness of 2 years; aged 65 y. 6 m. 16 d. He was an engineer at the Dayton Ice Plant and later followed the jewelry trade, repairing clocks and watches. His first wife, Emma Weaver, died in 1920. In 1924 he married Ivy Myers who died in 1932. He is survived by 4 children (Mrs. Lena Rhodes, Dayton; Reuben and Roy Wenger, Baltimore, Md.; and Wade Wenger, Dayton, Va.), 4 step-children, and the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Fannie Shifflett, Dayton; Mrs. Etta Salt, Harrisonburg; Perry and Monroe Wenger, Dayton; Mrs. Sarah Cullen and Andrew Wenger, Oregon. Funeral services were held at the Weaver's Mennonite Church where he was a member. The services were conducted by S. H. Rhodes and H. B. Keener. Burial in nearby cemetery.
Bricker.-John Henry, third son of Mrs. Catherine and
the late Elias W. Bricker, was born near Elora, Ont., in 1885;
passed away at his home in Casa Grande, Ariz., Sept. 27, 1943,
after a few months' illness; aged 57 y. 11 m. 12 d. John came
to the Aldersyde district in his early childhood with his parents,
growing to manhood and farming there until ill health caused him
to move to a warmer climate in California, and later to Arizona
where he made his home. In 1917 he was married to Achsah Pursell,
Banning, Calif., who preceded him in death in 1928. He leaves
to mourn his loss one son (John, El Paso, Tex.), 3 daughters (Mrs.
Vernon Glover, Savannah, Ga.; Mrs. George Carpenter, Los Angeles,
Calif.; and Mrs. Samuel Gowdy, San Diego, Calif.), his mother
(Mrs. Catherine Bricker), a sister (Esther, Calgary, Alta.), and
3 brothers (Harvey, Calgary; Archie, Alsack, Sask.; Edgar, Aldersyde).
John was respected by all who knew him and his happy disposition
won him many friends. He suffered for many years, but even his
closest friends knew little about his troubles, for he met the
world with a smile. A memorial service was held in Mountview Mennonite
Church on Sunday morning. Bro. I. Miller, an old friend of the
"He is gone but not forgotten,
He still lives within our hearts.
He is resting now with Jesus,
But it was so hard to part.
All his kindness we'll remember
And be waiting patiently
For the day when we can be
With him through eternity."
Gindlesperger.-John L., was born at Peabody, Kans., Oct. 17, 1880; departed this life at Mountain View, Mo., Oct. 3, 1943; aged 62 y. 11 m. 16 d. Until he was 8 years old, he lived with his parents in Kansas. At that time his mother died and for several years he lived with his uncle at Independence, O. At 13 years of age, he and his 2 brothers and 2 sisters were again brought together and with their father they re-established the family home at West Salem, O., where John lived until about 23 years of age. He returned to his birthplace near Peabody, Kans., and lived several years on a farm before moving to Birch Tree, Mo., in 1913. In November, 1939, he moved to Mountain View, his late residence. He was converted about the year 1899 and united with the Church of God near his parental home. On Nov. 15, 1916, he transferred his church membership to the Mennonite Church near Birch Tree, Mo., where he was a faithful member until death. Letters from him to his kindred impressed them that he was a staunch, sincere, and humble Christian. All indications expressed to the end impressed his friends and brethren that he passed away in full assurance of a glorious resurrection. The church near Birch Tree will miss his gentle and friendly face and his kindly, helpful spirit. Funeral services were held at the funeral home at Mountain View in charge of Bro. Hayden DePriest. The body was shipped to his relatives in Ohio.
Miller.-Elizabeth Sarver was born in Somerset Co., Pa., May 27, 1863; died at her home near Middlebury, Ind., Oct. 13, 1943; aged 80 y. 4 m. 16 d. On Feb. 4, 1883, she was united in marriage to Daniel Y. Miller. To this union were born 4 children, 2 of whom survive. Also surviving are her aged companion, 7 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, 2 foster grandchildren, and 9 foster great-grandchildren. The children were Nelson, who preceded her in death, Oct. 13, 1938; Effie (Mrs. Samuel Naugle), who also preceded her in death, Nov. 20, 1940; Samuel, Goshen, Ind.; and Minnie (Mrs. Milo Hershberger), Middlebury, Ind. She was the last one of a family of 6. In her youth she was a member of the Lutheran Church. After she resided in Indiana, she placed her membership with the Mennonite Church to which faith she remained true until death. She was a "mother in Israel," hard working and much concerned for her children and the church of her choice. Funeral services were held at the Clinton Frame Mennonite Church in charge of Bro. Ira S. Johns, assisted by Bro. D. D. Troyer. Text, Job 19:25, 27. Burial in the Miller Cemetery.
Mitchell.-Roy Herbert Mitchell was born in Alganac, Mich., Sept. 24, 1879; passed away at his home in Duchess, Alta., Oct. 6, 1943, after several months of illness; aged 64 y. 12 d. He was married to Ethel May Morgan on Nov. 15, 1908. To this union were born 5 daughters and 3 sons: Nora, wife of E. K. Porter, of Duchess; Kathryn, wife of R. E. Wildfong, Chillewack, B.C., who preceded him in death; Nellie, wife of D. G. Watts of Duchess; Glenn of Medicine Hat; Edna, wife of Clarence Dale, of Cessford; Herbert, overseas; Hazel and Everett at home. He also leaves behind 2 brothers and 2 sisters. He moved with his family to Richmond, Sask., Aug., 1914. He lived on a farm till 1938 when he and his family moved to Duchess, Alta. He leaves a Christian testimony, having accepted Christ as his personal Saviour 2 months before his death. He was baptized just prior to his death which seemed to give him much joy, and he peacefully passed away. Funeral services were held in the Duchess Mennonite Church in charge of Brethren C. J. and H. B. Ramer. Text, I Cor. 15:21, 22. Interment in the Duchess Cemetery.
Roth.-John C., the last member of the Nichalaus Roth family of 8 children, passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Katie Wenger, Monday morning, Oct. 11, 1943; aged 82 y. 7 m. 16 d. Bro. Roth was born on the old Roth homestead near Noble, Washington Co., Ia., Feb. 25, 1861, and lived on the same place 60 years. He accepted Christ as his Saviour in his youth and united with the Sugar Creek Mennonite Church of which he was a member; he was always a regular attendant as long as his health permitted. On Dec. 16, 1886, he was united in marriage with Mary Eicher of Archbold, O. He brought his bride to Iowa and resided on the Roth farm until 1923. Their family consisted of 5 daughters, 2 of which died in infancy. When retiring from the farm they moved on a small acreage in the village of Noble. In the fall of 1942 they came to stay with their daughter in Wayland, Ia. There seemed to be no change in his physical condition the last few years until about a week ago. A physician was called in and the family was informed that his heart condition was critical. The morning of his death no change in his condition was noticeable. He expressed his desire to recline on the davenport in the living room. While his wife left the room for a few minutes to make the necessary preparations, he suddenly passed away. He leaves to mourn their loss, his wife; 3 daughters (Mrs. Emma Roth and Mrs. Katie Wenger of the Wayland community, and Eliza, wife of Silas Zehr, Manson, Ia.), 2 aged sisters-in-law (Mrs. Mary Roth, Albany, Oregon, and Mrs. Mary Laws, Wayland, Ia.), 9 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren, besides many other relatives and friends. The services were held at the Sugar Creek Church Wednesday, at 2:00 o'clock, conducted by Bros. Simon Gingerich and Willard Liechty. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
Schwartzentruber.-Jacob, son of the late Christian and
Leah Schwartzentruber, was born in Hay Twp., Huron Co., Ont.,
March 13, 1874; died Sept. 29, 1943; aged 69 y. 6 m. 17 d. He
suffered a broken hip 5 weeks previous to his death. He was taken
to Clinton Hospital for an X-ray and died suddenly while in the
hospital. He leaves to mourn his departure, his companion (nee
Agnes Drane), 3 daughters: Mary (Mrs. Edmund Oesch), Ida (Mrs.
Roy Gingerich) and Edna (Mrs. Amos Gingerich), who are twins;
a son, Allan; 9 grandchildren; 2 brothers, Christian and David;
a sister, Mattie (Mrs. John Erb), all of the same community. A
sister, Barbara (Mrs. John Gerber), a brother, Rudy, and 3 daughters
in infancy predeceased him. Funeral services were held at the
home of Roy Gingerich, Oct. 1, 1943, and at the A. M. Church where
he was a lifelong member. Burial was in the adjoining cemetery.
Bishop Moses Yantzi had charge of the service at the home and
Bros. Sam Schultz and Peter Nafziger had charge at the church.
In silence he suffered
In patience he bore
Until God called him home
To suffer no more.
Snavely.-Cora, daughter of Elias and Mary Ann (Miller)
Eberly, was born in Durlach, Pa., Nov. 6, 1872; died Aug.
27, 1943, at her home at Snavely's Mill, Lititz, Pa.; aged 70
y. 9 m. 21 d. On March 15, 1943, she suffered a stroke that left
her helpless until death. An infant son, a sister, and 2 brothers
preceded her in death. She was a member of the Mennonite Church.
On July 22, 1894, she was united in marriage to Benjamin Brubaker
Snavely, Brunnerville, Pa. She is survived by her husband and
these children: Milton, Kissel Hill, Pa.; Amos, Lititz, Pa.; Harvey,
Lititz; Mary, wife of G. Lester White; Katie, wife of Charles
Hollinger; L. Miles, Denver, Pa.; Susan, wife of Arthur Hollinger;
Anna, at home; Nora, wife of Jacob Hershey, Jr.; Jennie, wife
of Abram Metzler, Jr.; also 24 grandchildren, a sister (Miss Lizzie
Eberly, Snavely's Mill), and the following brothers: Peter M.,
Green Springs, O.; Nathan M., Soudersburg, Pa.; Rev. Harvey M.,
Lititz; and Henry M., Christiana, Pa. Funeral services were held
Aug. 31, 1943, at the home by Bro. Noah Hurst and at the Hammer
Creek Mennonite Church by Bros. John S. Hess and Henry Fox. Burial
in the adjoining cemetery.
Beneath our eyes she slowly faded
Getting weaker day by day
Till God in His heavenly wisdom
Called her peacefully away.
Young.-Carl C., was born Nov. 29, 1876, at Toledo, O.; died Sept. 20, 1943, at his home in Logan, O. On Dec. 17, 1917, he was united in marriage to Miss Mae Smith who survives. He was a member of the Turkey Run Mennonite Church near Bremen, O. Bro. Young had many friends and was loved by those who knew him. As the end was drawing near, he spoke of the better land and wanted to live with Jesus. Funeral services were held at the Turkey Run Mennonite Church in charge of Bro. Abram Kaufman, Amlin, O., and Bro. J. A. Good. Text, Ps. 29:2. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.