Gospel Herald Obituaries - March, 1949

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Gospel Herald - Volume XLII, Number 9 - March 1, 1949, page 214

Bauman.-Samuel B., son of Samuel and Lydia (Berkey) Bauman, was born in Medina, Co., Ohio, Jan. 13, 1890; passed away Jan. 17, 1949; aged 59 y. 4 d. When he was about sixteen he moved with his parents to Pennsylvania. In the fall of 1910 he was married to Leah Steffy, who passed away in 1936. Two sons (Elmer, Millway, Pa.; and William, Sweet Home, Oreg.), were born to this union. In 1939 he moved to Oregon, settling at Sweet Home, where he worked in the lumber industry. On Jan. 28, 1945, he was married to Mamie Hostetler, who survives. Also surviving are his 2 sons, 7 grandchildren, 4 stepsons, and 9 stepgrandchildren. He suffered a cerebral hemorrhage and was taken to the Lebanon Mennonite Hospital, where he passed away several days later. He had renewed his relations with the Lord and the church after moving to Oregon and was one of the charter members of the Sweet Home congregation which was organized July 14, 1940. He was actively interested in the progress of the congregation. Funeral services were held at Sweet Home Jan. 19, in charge of Archie Kauffman and N. A. Lind, and at the Weaverland Church, East Earl, Pa., Jan. 24, in charge of A. S .Horst and J. W. Hess.

Eberly.-Rosalie Ann, daughter of Paul and Lena (Berry) Eberly, was born near Orrville, Ohio, Sept. 13, 1942; passed away Feb. 9, 1949, after a lingering illness; aged 6 y. 4 m. 26 d. Death was caused by a chronic heart ailment. Surviving are her parents, one sister (Mae), one brother (James), 2 grandparents (Jonas and Amanda Eberly), and a large number of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Feb.12 at the County Line Church, Dalton, Ohio, following a short service at the Frey and Gresser Funeral Home, with Elmer Good, Carl Good, and Cleophas Steiner in charge. Texts: Mark 10:13-16; II Sam. 12:21-23.

Falb.-John Falb was born in Wayne Co., Ohio, June 10, 1877; died at his home, near Mt. Eaton, Ohio, Feb. 9, 1949; aged 71 y. 7 m. 29 d. He spent his entire life in the same community. On Sept. 19, 1908, he was married to Mary Amstutz, who preceded him in death on Nov. 8, 1933. Two grandchildren also predeceased him. Surviving are his son (Albert, Mt. Eaton), 2 brothers (Elias, Dalton, Ohio; and David, Orrville, Ohio), 2 sisters (Lydia-Mrs. Amos Nussbaum, and Martha-Mrs. Albert Baumgartner, both of Apple Creek, Ohio), 5 grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends. In his youth he accepted Christ as his Saviour and was received into the Sonnenberg Mennonite Church, of which he was a member at the time of his death. Funeral services were conducted Feb. 12 at the home and at the Sonnenberg Church by Louis Amstutz and Jacob Neuenschwander. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.

King.-Glenda Lugene, daughter of Samuel J. and Esther (Nofziger) King, was born at Lebanon, Oreg., Oct. 19, 1948; passed away at the family home Feb. 8, 1949; aged 3 m. 20 d. Death was caused by pneumonia. Surviving are her parents, 3 brothers and 2 sisters (Sanford, Joanne, Jerald, Marilyn, and Delvin), 3 grandparents (Dan and Lydia Erb Nofziger, Lebanon, Oreg.; Mrs. Rosa L. King, Malvern, Pa.), and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted at the Fairview Mennonite Church, Albany, Oreg., on Feb. 11, with N. M. Birky in charge, assisted by Melvin Schrock and Henry Gerig. Interment was made in the Willamette Memorial Park, Albany.

Miller.-Ernestine, daughter of James and Mary Miller, was born July 12, 1948; died in the Knox, Ind., Hospital Feb. 8, 1949; aged 6 m. 26 d. Surviving are her parents, 5 brothers and 5 sisters, 2 grandfathers, uncles, aunts, and other relatives. One sister preceded her in death. She had won her way into the hearts of the family when God chose to remove her from earth to eternal glory. Funeral services were held at the Toto Mennonite Gospel Mission on Feb. 12, in charge if F. E. Freed, and R. F. Yoder. Burial was made at Medaryville, Ind.

Roth.-Lina Matilda, daughter of Peter and Katie (Roth) Wyse, was born near Wayland, Iowa, May 7, 1877; passed away in her sleep early in the morning of Jan. 28, 1949*; aged 71 y. 8 m. 22 d. In her teens she accepted Christ as her Saviour and united with the Sugar Creek Mennonite Church, of which she was a member at the time of her death. On Dec. 27, 1894, she was united in marriage to Daniel Roth, who preceded her in death Oct. 21, 1918. She had been in failing health for a number of years, but her death came unexpectedly. Surviving are one son (Ezra, who lived with her on the home farm), one daughter (Irene-Mrs. Perle Chrisinger, Wayland), one grandson, 4 sisters (Eliza, of Wayland; Mrs. Clara Moor, Salem, Oreg.; Sarah-Mrs. Dan Alliman, and Viola-Mrs. Dan G. Widmer, both of Wayland), one brother (Samuel, of Wayland), and many other relatives and friends. One brother (Henry) and 2 sisters (Mrs. Ida Miller and an infant) predeceased her. Funeral services were held at the Sugar Creek Church Feb. 1 by Willard Leichty and Simon Gingerich. Text: Matt. 24:44. Interment was made in the near-by cemetery. 
*[Correction - Death date was January 29, 1949 - from grandson, Mark Chrisinger and great-granddaughter, Brenda Randall]

Saltzman.-Fannie, daughter of Joseph and Barbara (Eigsti) Burkey, was born near Morton, Ill., Oct. 20, 1863; passed away at the home of her daughter (Mrs. Melvin Troyer), near Milford, Nebr., Feb. 11, 1949; aged 85 y. 3 m. 22 d. In her youth she accepted Christ as her Saviour and became a member of the East Fairview Mennonite Church, Milford, of which she was a member at the time of her death. She moved to Nebraska with her parents in 1881, and on Sept. 6, 1885, was united in marriage to Jacob Saltzman, who preceded her in death on April 28, 1944. One son (Joseph Albert), 2 daughters (Anna Lehman and Barbara Stutzman), 4 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren also predeceased her. Surviving are 2 daughters (Mrs. Fred Yeackley and Mrs. Melvin Troyer, both of Milford, Nebr.), one son (Edward, also of Milford), 27 grandchildren, 61 great-grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends. She was the last of a family of 7 children. Funeral services were conducted by Joseph E. Zimmerman, assisted by A. M. Miller. Text: Phil. 1:21.

Snavely.-Susan E., daughter of Peter and Mary (Eby) Ebersole, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Aug. 18, 1875; passed away at the home of her son Feb. 7, 1949; aged 73 y. 5 m. 19 d. In February, 1944, she suffered a stroke from which she never fully recovered, although she was able to attend church services. Two weeks before her death she suffered another stroke, but was bedfast for only a few days. On Oct. 17, 1897, she was united in marriage to Phares B. Snavely, who predeceased her on Dec. 14, 1948. Together they united with the Mennonite Church, of which she was a member at the time of her death, belonging to the Chestnut Hill congregation. Surviving are 3 children (Anna Mary E., Elizabethtown, Pa.; Elam E. and Nora E., Mt. Joy, Pa.), and 2 grandchildren. One daughter (Edna E.) predeceased her on Dec. 18, 1918, and a brother (Seth E.) and sister (Annie E.), in 1935. Funeral services were held Feb. 10 at the Nissley Funeral Home by Jacob Charles and at the Hernley Church by Henry E. Lutz, assisted by Raymond Charles. Texts: Mark 14:8; Rev. 14:13. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.

Sprunger.-Erma Mae, daughter of Gilbert and Lavina (Renicker) Wilson, Richland, Ohio, was born in New Philadelphia, Ohio, May 14, 1924; died suddenly Feb. 8, 1949; aged 24 y. 8 m. 24 d. Having been a victim of rheumatic fever, she passed away under anesthetic in a dentist's office in Wooster, Ohio. On April 4, 1944, she was married to Lee Sprunger, who survives. Also surviving are one daughter (Carol Ruth), her parents, one brother (Earl, Orrville, Ohio), and 2 sisters (Mrs. Merlin Simpkins, Orrville; and Mrs. Ralph McCluggage, New Philadelphia, Ohio). One brother (Clarence) died in 1914. In her early years she confessed Christ as her Saviour and on June 10, 1942, became a member of the Orrville Mennonite Church, in which fellowship she continued as a faithful and beloved member. Because of her cheery, optimistic personality, her unselfish concern for those who were sick and sad, and her unusual thoughtfulness of others, she was endeared to many. As a mother she was concerned in bringing up her daughter in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. Funeral services were conducted at the home of Sanford Troyer and at the Orrville Church, with I. W. Royer and Harold Bauman officiating. Burial was made in the Crown Hill Cemetery.

Troyer.-Emma, daughter of Abraham and Harriet (Snyder) Farver, was born Aug. 30, 1861, in Holmes Co., Ohio; passed away in Lagrange Co., Ind., Feb. 7, 1949; aged 87 y. 5 m. 7 d. In 1880 she was married to Cornelius Troyer, who preceded her in death in 1915. Three children (Ida, Sarah, and Orlo) also predeceased her. Surviving are 7 children (Jerry, Barbara, Fannie, Laura, Bessie, Milo, and Olive), 29 grandchildren, and 45 great-grandchildren. Early in life she joined the Shore Mennonite Church, near Shipshewana, Ind., of which she remained a member until death. She lived on the same farm, in the Farver community in Lagrange Co., for sixty-eight years. Funeral services were in charge of the local ministers.

Yoder.-Alpheus, son of Samuel and Mary (Stull) Yoder, was born in Columbiana Co., Ohio, May 19, 1866; passed away at the home of his son Jan. 18, 1949; aged 82 y. 7 m. 29 d. In the spring of 1869 he moved to Indiana with his parents, locating in Elkhart Co., and lived in the Foraker vicinity the rest of his life. On Sept. 17, 1893, he was united in marriage to Barbara Pletcher, who preceded him in death August, 1913. Surviving are one son (Glenn, Elkhart, Ind.), one daughter (Eva-Mrs. Manford Blosser, Foraker, Ind.), 4 grandchildren, 2 brothers (Cornelius, Wakarusa, Ind.; and Noah, Antigo, Wis.), and other relatives and friends. In young manhood he united with the Salem Mennonite Church, in which faith he died. Funeral services were in charge of F. E. Freed and R. F. Yoder.

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Gospel Herald - Volume XLII, Number 10 - March 8, 1949, page 238

Bowman.-Larry Dale, son of Paul and Geneva (Heatwole) Bowman, was born Nov. 25, 1948; passed away Nov. 26, 1948, at the Rockingham Memorial Hospital, Harrisonburg, Va.; aged 1 d. Brief funeral services were held in the cemetery of the Weaver Church, in charge of Lloyd Horst.

Good.-Mary, daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth (Zimmerman) Eberly, was born in Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., April 7, 1881; passed away near Martindale, Pa., Feb. 8, 1949; aged 67 y. 10 m. 1 d. On June 13, 1908, she was married to Ezra G. Good, who passed away Feb. 12, 1948. Surviving are one son and 3 daughters (Judith-Mrs. Samuel Horst, Ephrata, Pa.; H. Paul, Denver, Pa.; Mary Elizabeth, at home; and Ruth Anna-Mrs. Elam M. Hoover, New Holland, Pa.), 9 grandchildren, and 3 brothers (David Z., Henry A., and Nathan Z.). One infant daughter (Esther) preceded her in death. She was a member of the Martindale Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the home by Harry Martin and Aaron Sensing. Texts: Ps. 27:4; Rev. 7:16-27; Phil. 1:21, 23. Interment was made in the Bowmansville Mennonite Cemetery, with George Horst officiating.

Horst.-Benjamin Horst was born in Waterloo Twp., Ont., April 28, 1870; died in the Kitchener-Waterloo Hospital, Kitchener, Ont., Feb. 16, 1949; aged 78 y. 9 m. 18 d. On Nov. 27, 1895, he was married to Lydia Ann Shantz, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons (Clifford, Fort St. John, B.C.; and Leonard, Newbury, Ont.), 3 daughters (Mrs. Emma Morrison, Breslau, Ont.); Ina, and Mrs. Ion Weber, Kitchener, Ont.), 2 brothers (Isaac, Akron, Mich.; and Enoch, Kitchener, Ont.), one sister (Mrs. David Heyer, Victoria, B.C.), and 11 grandchildren. He was converted under Noah Stauffer's teachings and united with the Mennonite Church at Kitchener about 1900. In 1922 he and his family moved to Breslau, transferring their membership to the Cressman congregation. He was much interested in singing and served as chorister for a number of years. He was always ready to witness for his Master and did so until the end of his life. Funeral services were conducted Feb.19 at his late home in Breslau and at the Cressman Mennonite Church by Dow Sargeant, pastor of the United Missionary Church and a near neighbor, and Oscar Burkholder. Text: I Peter 2:9. Burial was made in the Snyder Cemetery, Bloomingdale.

Hostetler.-Alice, daughter of the late Emanuel and Lydia Ann (King) Kenagy, was born in Cass Co., Mo., April 8, 1874; died at her home near Prophetstown, Ill., Sept. 3, 1948; aged 74 y. 4 m. 26 d. On Dec. 24, 1893, she was united in marriage to David Hostetler in Cass Co., Mo. Her parents, one sister (Saloma Stutzman), 2 brothers (David and Eldon), 2 grandsons, and one great-grandson preceded her in death. Surviving are her husband, stepmother (Mrs. Martha Kenagy, Albany, Oreg.), 5 sons and 3 daughters (Edna-Mrs. Joseph Reber, Shelbyville, Ill.; Viola-Mrs. Julius Schultz, Vinton, Va.; Ora, Prophetstown, Ill.; Herman, Ova, and Amos, Tampico, Ill.; Lydia Ann-Mrs. Elmer Ulrich, Roanoke, Ill.; and Dan, Shelbyville, Ill.), 50 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, 6 brothers (Urie and Irvin, Albany, Oreg.; George, of California; Amos and William, Hubbard, Oreg.; and Tom, Salem, Oreg.), and 2 sisters (Mrs. Mellie Berky, Columbia Falls, Mont.; and Mrs. Sarah Berky, Dayton, Oreg.). In her youth she united with the Amish Mennonite Church of which she remained a loyal member. With the exception of one and a half years in Oregon, she lived in Cass Co., Mo., all her life until 1910, when they moved to Pryor, Okla. Two years later they moved to Shelby Co., Ill., and in 1938 to Henry Co., Ill. On Aug. 20 she suffered a stroke and a week later a second one, from which she never rallied enough to speak. She was a loving and thoughtful wife and mother. Funeral services were held Sept. 6 by Dan Hostetler and at the Fairfield A.M. Church, Tampico, Ill., by S. S. Hershberger and John Yoder.

Mininger.-Norman David, infant son of Norman and Kathryn (Leatherman) Mininger, Quakertown, Pa., was born Oct. 20, 1948; passed away Jan. 6, 1949 aged 2 m. 16 d. Surviving are his parents, one sister (Lucille), 3 grandparents (Hiram Mininger, Souderton, Pa.; and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Leatherman, Line Lexington, Pa.), and a great-grandmother (Mrs. Rosa E. Ruth, Line Lexington, Pa.). Death resulted from congenital heart disease and hypostatic pneumonia. Funeral services were held at the Rocky Ridge Mennonite Church on Jan. 9, in charge of J. Lester Eshleman. Text: Isa. 11:5c. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.

Moyer.-C. Warren, son of the late David and Susan (Landis) Moyer ,was born in Upper Gwynedd Twp., Montgomery Co., Pa., May 14, 1881; passed away in the Grand View Hospital, Sellersville, Pa., Feb. 5, 1949, after a five day illness; aged 67 y. 8 m. 21 d. Death was caused by pulmonary embolus. He suffered a cerebral embolism which paralyzed his left side, but was fully conscious until death. On Sept. 21, 1901, he was united in marriage to Annie B. Kulp, who survives. Also surviving are 5 sons and 4 daughters (Viola K., Mrs. Walter Hunsberger, Granville, K., Warren K., Mrs. Elwood Halteman, all of Souderton, Pa.; Ernest K. and Lester K, Quakertown, Pa.; Stanley K. and Pearl K, at home), one brother (Edwin L., Harleysville, Pa.), one sister (Mrs. Lizzie L. Nice, Souderton), 14 grandchildren, and 5 stepgrandchildren. One brother (William) and an infant son preceded him in death. In young manhood he accepted Christ and was received into the fellowship of the Towamencin congregation, Kulpsville, Pa. In October, 1917, he was ordained to the ministry of that church and was actively engaged in church work until death. He preached his last sermon in the Franconia Church on the evening of Jan. 30. He had a deep appreciation for young people and was concerned for each member of his family. He owned and operated a farm near Harleysville for thirty-five years. After moving to Souderton twelve years ago he entered the employ of the Hatfield Packing Co. Funeral services were conducted at the Hunsicker Funeral Home by Arthur Ruth and at the Towamencin Church by John E. Lapp, J. C. Clemens, William Andres, and Jacob M. Moyer. Text: Jer. 17:7, 8. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.

Sensenig.-William E., son of Benjamin and Susanna (Weaver) Sensenig, was born July 12, 1882; died at the Welsh Mountain Samaritan Home, New Holland, Pa., Feb. 12, 1949; aged 66 y. 7 m. Surviving are 2 sons (Walter and Edwin) and 9 grandchildren. His wife (Ella Bowman Sensenig) preceded him in death on Dec. 16, 1942. An infant son also predeceased him. He was a member of the Bowmansville Mennonite Church. Funeral services were conducted by Moses Gehman, Benjamin Weaver, and Howard Z. Good at the Bowmansville Church. Text: Heb. 13:14. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.

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Gospel Herald - Volume XLII, Number 11 - March 15, 1949, page 263, 264

Brenneman.-Mary C., daughter of Christian B. and Susanna Brenneman, was born in Wayne Co., Ohio, Oct. 29, 1867; died near Elida, Ohio, Feb. 25, 1949; aged 81 y. 3 m. 27 d. On Dec. 4, 1886, she was united in marriage to Charles D. Brenneman, who preceded her in death by eight months. They made their home near Elida, and soon united with the Mennonite Church, of which they remained faithful members until death. Surviving are 6 children (Christian B., of Elida, at whose home she died; Lillie E.-Mrs. Allen Steiner, Akron, Ohio; Alvin M., Lima, Ohio; Ruth I.-Mrs. Glen Yoder, Orrville, Ohio; George A., Delaware, Ohio; Naomi E.-Mrs. Henry Ross, Salem, Ohio), one sister (Sophia E. Shenk), 22 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends. She was a devoted wife and mother and a kind neighbor, and lived a consistent Christian life. She was resigned to the will of the Lord, and said she was ready to go. Funeral services were held at the Salem Church, with Andrew Brenneman, I. W. Royer, and M. L. Troyer in charge. Text: Rev. 22:14. Burial was made in the Salem Cemetery.

Eicher.-Mary, daughter of Andrew and Magdalene Zehr, was born in Livingston Co., near Flanagan, Ill., Nov. 9, 1877; passed away at the home of her daughter, Manson, Iowa, after a week's illness, Feb. 21, 1949; aged 71 y. 3 m. 12 d. On Oct. 21, 1901, she was united in marriage to Frank E. Eicher, of Wayland, Iowa. After residing a short time at Wayland, they moved to Manson. Her husband passed away May 28, 1947. Her parents, 5 brothers, and 5 sisters also predeceased her. Surviving are a son (Ellis, Van Nuys, Calif.), a daughter (Edna-Mrs. Bert Hauge, Manson, Iowa), 4 grandsons, one brother (Simon, of Manson), and a large number of relatives and friends. Early in youth she accepted Christ as her Saviour and united with the Mennonite Church, of which she was a faithful member until death. She was a faithful Christian wife and mother, always concerned about the welfare of her family. Funeral services were held at the William's Funeral Home and at the Manson Mennonite church by Ed Birkey and Nick Stoltzfus.

Heatwole.-Enos E., son of Joseph F. and Frances A. (Rhodes) Heatwole, was born near Dayton, Va., Sept. 28, 1882; passed away at his home Jan. 27, 1949; aged 66 y. 3 m. 29 d. His sudden death was caused by a heart attack. On Oct. 25, 1903, he was united in marriage to Cara K. Shank, who survives. Also surviving are 9 children (Ralph, Eli, David and Nelson, all of Dayton; Mrs. M. J. Brunk, Harrisonburg, Va.; Mrs. Lloyd Horst, Mrs. Paul Hege, Mrs. Mark Wenger, all of Dayton; and Mrs. Ira Huber, Alma, Ont.), 39 grandchildren, 2 brothers (John E. and Melvin J.), one sister (Mrs. Oscar Rhodes), and many other relatives and friends. One daughter preceded him in death. In early manhood he accepted the Saviour and united with the Mennonite Church, of which he served as deacon since 1914. He also served as Sunday-school superintendent and teacher, member of the Board of Trustees of E.M.C., member and, for a number of years, chairman of the Home Mission Board. Funeral services were conducted at the home by S. H. Rhodes and at the Bank Church by D. W. Lehman and Hiram Weaver. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.

Homes.-Clara May, daughter of Amos and Anna (Bixler) Homes, was born Jan. 3, 1912; died at the home of her parents, Goshen, Ind., Feb. 5, 1949; aged 37 y. 1 m. 2 d. Surviving are her parents, one grandmother (Mrs. Sophia Homes), 4 brothers (Ralph B., Goshen, Ind.; Elmer L., Wakarusa, Ind.; Roy B. and Walter H., both of Goshen), 2 nephews, one niece, and many other relatives and friends. In 1925 she accepted Christ as her personal Saviour and became a member of the Yellow Creek Mennonite Church, which she faithfully supported the rest of her life. Funeral services were in charge of J. H. Mosemann and R. F. Yoder.

Loucks.-John R., son of Jacob S. and Mary (Saylor) Loucks, was born in Scottdale, Pa., April 14, 1867; died Feb. 11, 1949; aged 81 y. 9 m. 27 d. He was a great-grandson of the pioneer Peter Loucks, who settled in the vicinity of Scottdale in 1800, having moved from Bucks Co., Pa. He was born and lived most of his life in the ninety-four-year-old homestead in which he died, and was a member of the second graduating class of the Scottdale High School in 1887. On Aug. 13, 1893, he was united in marriage to Anna R. Rittenhouse, who survives. Also surviving are 2 daughters (Margaret-Mrs. Ivan R. Hernley; and Ethel, both of Scottdale), one son (Gerald R., Connellsville, Pa.), 2 granddaughters, one brother (Abram R.), 2 sisters (Ada-widow of A. D. Martin, and Cora-Mrs. C. A. Brilhart). Five brothers (Joseph R., Martin, David, George, and Aaron) preceded him in death. In December, 1893, he accepted Christ during revival meetings held at the Scottdale Church by J. S. Coffman, and was baptized and united with the church on Jan. 21, 1894, along with his two sisters. He was one of eighteen members who signed the charter when the congregation was incorporated on Jan. 24, 1898. From 1894 to 1900 he served as the first Sunday-school superintendent in the Scottdale Church, which was built in the fall of 1893. He also served as trustee for many years. He was known for his sterling Christian character and was respected by those who knew him. Funeral services were held at his late home on Feb. 14 by John L. Horst and Donald B. App. Interment was made in the Scottdale Cemetery.

Mertz.-Dora Christina (Fahlsing) Mertz was born in Allen Co., Ind., July 221, 1881; died at her home March 1, 1949; aged 67 y. 7 m. 10 d. She lived in Ft. Wayne, Ind., all her life. In October, 1906, she was married to William Mertz, who survives. Also surviving are 3 daughters (Mrs. Paul Cox, Roanoke, Ind.; Mrs. Kroemer and Mrs. Ralph Genaitte, both of Ft. Wayne), 3 brothers (Augusta C., Lafayette, Ind.; Ottomar C., Chicago, Il.; Joseph, Tampa, Fla.), and 3 sisters (Mrs. Florence Kronmiller and Mrs. George Felt, both of Ft. Wayne; and Mrs. Teddy Zemz, of California). In 1912 she became a member of the Ft. Wayne Mennonite Mission and was an ardent Christian. She took great delight in sending notes of encouragement to the sick and discouraged, including some of she had never met personally. This is of special significance because she herself suffered physical ailments nearly all her life. Funeral services were held at the First Mennonite Church, Ft. Wayne, on March 4 with Allen B. Ebersole in charge. Interment was made in Lindenwood Cemetery.

Roggie.-Jacob Z., son of Jacob and Katie (Zehr) Roggie, was born at Croghan, N.Y., May 19, 1863; died at the home of his daughter, Adams, N.Y., Feb. 16, 1949; aged 85 y. 8 m. 28 d. Death resulted after several strokes. In his youth he became a member of the Amish Mennonite Church of Croghan, N.Y., of which he remained a faithful member until death. In November, 1915, he was ordained deacon. On Nov. 10, 1887, he was married to Anna Lyndaker, who passed away Nov. 11, 1935. Three sons and 3 daughters also predeceased him. Surviving are one son (John L., Croghan, N.Y.), 2 daughters (Libbie-Mrs. John S. Widrick, Adams, N.Y.; and Katie-Mrs. Erwin Lehman, Beaver Falls, N.Y.), one foster son (Adam Keefer, Copenhagen, N.Y.), 14 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, 21 foster grandchildren, 17 foster great-grandchildren, one sister (Lydia-Mrs. Joseph Zehr, Indian River, N.Y.), and one brother (John, of Oregon). After the death of his wife, he was tenderly cared for by the remaining children. Funeral services were held at the Croghan A.M. Church on Feb. 19, conducted by Lloyd Boshart and Andrew Gingerich. Interment was made in the Kirchnerville Cemetery.

Rogie.-John, son of Jacob and Catherine (Zehr) Rogie, was born near Croghan, N.Y., Feb. 13, 1872; passed away at his home near Hubbard, Oreg., Feb. 21, 1949, after a linger illness of three years; aged 77 y. 8 d. He was a member of the Mennonite Church, having accepted Christ as his Saviour in his youth. He took an active part in the Sunday school and church, serving as Sunday-school superintendent for a number of years. He attended services faithfully; even when he was confined to a wheel chair, his family brought him to church. In 1900 he moved to Oregon and in 1902 was married to Sarah Yoder, who preceded him in death in September, 1936. One daughter (Emma) and one infant son also predeceased him. Surviving are one son (Alvin, on the home farm east of Hubbard), 2 daughters (Martha-Mrs. Milo Schultz, Molalla, Oreg.; and Alice, at home), one foster daughter (Dorothy-Mrs. Alvin Good, Tangent, Oreg.), 7 grandchildren, and one sister (Mrs. Lydia Zehr, Croghan, N.Y.). His oldest and last brother preceded him in death by five days. He was of a quiet disposition and was interested in the welfare of the church and her members. Funeral services were held at the Hopewell Mennonite Church, near Hubbard, on Feb. 24 by F. J. Gingerich, S.P. Schrock, and O. G. Miller. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.

Transcriber's note: In the obituary for his brother, Jacob who died 5 days earlier, the last name was spelled as "Roggie"

Steria.-Daniel, son of the late Joseph and Mary (Widrick) Steria, was born near Croghan, N.Y., May 9, 1879; died at his home in Croghan, Feb. 16, 1949; aged 69 y. 9 m. 7 d. On Oct. 23, 1902, he was united in marriage to Leah Martin. They lived on a farm near Croghan until five years ago, when they retired and moved to Croghan. He was a member of the Croghan Amish Mennonite Church. Surviving are his wife, 5 sons (Benjamin, Canton, N.Y.; Ralph, Alvin, Daniel, Jr., of Croghan; and Richard, Carthage, N.Y.), 4 daughters (Ada-Mrs. Jacob Lehman, Croghan; Bertha-Mrs. Benjamin Lehman, Lowville, N.Y.; Barbara-Mrs. Daniel Ross, Croghan; and Mary, at home), 2 sisters (Katie-Mrs. Peter Martin, Belfort, N.Y.; Rose-Mrs. George Martin, Croghan), 2 brothers (David, of Croghan; and Joseph, New Bremen, N.Y.), 14 grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends. Twin sons predeceased him. Although afflicted with a heart ailment for some time, he was never seriously ill; his passing was sudden and unexpected. Funeral services were held Feb. 20 at the home by Lloyd Boshart and at the Croghan A.M. Church by Allen Gingerich and Elias Zehr. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.

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Gospel Herald - Volume XLII, Number 12 - March 22, 1949, page 286

Dickerson.-Electra Wall was born in Pike Co., Ohio, Nov. 15, 1854; died at the home of her granddaughter (Maude Buckingham-Mrs. John Douglas), Culp, Ark., Mar. 2, 1949; aged 94 y. 3 m. 17 d. In 1884 she moved from Ohio to the Reeds Grove community, Baxter Co., Ark., and about ten years later to the Buffalo community, where she spent the remainder of her active life. Her husband (M. R. Dickerson) preceded her in death twenty-eight years ago, and her only child (Oda M. Clay) twenty years ago. Surviving are 6 grandchildren and many other more-distant relatives and friends. As one of the pioneering souls of Baxter Co., she is said to have been a hard worker and to have had a hard life; yet she received much enjoyment by spending her life in service for others. She took a personal interest in many needy and orphan children, bringing a number of them into her home and caring for them. As community doctor and nurse, especially as midwife, her services were much in demand. (Perhaps it was largely from her that her granddaughter, Maude, received her vision for service.) Her health and vigor lasted long: at the age of seventy-five she prepared her own garden with a mule and walking plow; and when it was necessary for someone else to care for her, she continued to be active in doing small chores. But the last two years she was almost blind, and the time began to grow long for her. She expressed a desire to go and be with her Lord. By religious affiliation she was a member of the Southern Methodist Church. Funeral services were held in the Mountain View Mennonite Church, which stands on a plot of ground that was once part of her farm near Buffalo. Frank Horst and Clarence Horst were in charge of the services. Text: I Cor. 15:44. Burial was made in a near-by cemetery.

Gascho.-Joseph, son of John and Veronica (Steckle) Gascho, was born near Zurich, Huron Co., Ont., Oct. 9, 1860; passed away at his home in Zurich Jan. 23, 1949; aged 88 y. 3 m. 14 d. After his marriage to Barbara Erb he farmed in Hay Twp., for quite a number of years, later moving to Zurich, where he was associated with the general store of J. Gascho and Son. In his youth he was baptized and became a member of the Amish Mennonite Church, later transferring his membership to the Zurich Mennonite Church, when it was newly organized and remained a member until death. He was in usual health until a short time before his death. Surviving are his wife, 3 daughters (Mrs. Barbara Surerus, Zurich; Mrs. Fannie Clarke, Windsor, Ont.; Mrs. Mary Ravelle, Grand Bend, Ont.), 5 sons (John, Norman, Edwin, Joel, all of Zurich; and Samuel, Harriston, Ont.), 4 brothers (John, Pigeon, Mich.; Christian, of Zurich; David, Boise, Idaho; and Jacob, Imlay City. Mich.), 3 sisters (Mrs. Catherine Ropp, Imlay City; Mrs. Mary Baechler, Pigeon, Mich.; Mrs. Leah Myers, Kitchener, Ont.), 4 half sisters (Mrs. Samuel Gingerich and Mrs. David Oesch, of Zurich; Mrs. Jacob Kipfer, Dashwood, Ont.; Mrs. John Jantzi, Baden, Ont.), 2 half brothers (Daniel, of Zurich; and Moses, of British Columbia), 2 stepsisters (Mrs. Christian Gascho, Zurich; Mrs. Rachel Kipfer, St. Thomas, Ont.), one stepbrother (Joseph Swartzentruber, Zurich), 16 grandchildren, and 9 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Jan. 25 at the Zurich Church, in charge of Oscar Burkholder and Stephen Peachey.

Kurtz.-Susan S., daughter of the late Peter S. and Catherine (Stoltzfus) Esch, was born near South Hermitage, Pa., June 21, 1864; passed away at the home of her daughter (Emma) Jan. 3, 1949, sixteen days after a stroke; aged 84 y. 6 m. 12 d. She was the widow of Isaac S. Kurtz and was a member of the Conestoga Amish Mennonite Church from early married life. Surviving are 6 children (Katie-Mrs. David M. Hertzler, Morgantown, Pa.; Mary-Mrs. Levi Kurtz, Narvon, Pa.; Sadie-Mrs. Stephen H. Stoltzfus, Joanna, Pa.; Barbara-widow of Jonathan Petersheim, Elverson, Pa.; Abram, also of Elverson; and Emma-Mrs. Jacob Glick, Elverson), 35 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, and one brother (John S., Pomeroy, Pa.). Recently she had spent most of her time piecing quilts for relief. Funeral services were held Jan. 6 at the home by Christian Kurtz and at the Conestoga Church by Isaac Kennel and Ira Kurtz. Burial was made in the Pine Grove Cemetery, near Elverson.

Miller.-David D., son of Daniel D. and Elizabeth (Yoder) Miller, was born in Johnson Co., Iowa., Oct. 3, 1877; died at his home near Wellman, Iowa, Feb. 10, 1949; aged 71 y. 4 m. 7 d. When he was quite young his parents moved to Iowa Co., where he grew to manhood. In his youth he gave his heart to the Lord and united with the Upper Deer Creek A.M. Church, where he worshipped during his entire life. On Nov. 27, 1904, he was united in marriage to Annie Miller, who survives. Also surviving are 3 children (Bertha-Mrs. Ora Swartzendruber, Emily, at home, and Ivan J., all of Wellman, Iowa), 8 grandchildren, 2 sisters (Mary-Mrs. William B. Hochstedler, and Barbara-Mrs. Harvey Yoder), and other relatives. On Feb. 4 he suffered a hemorrhage of the brain, which resulted in his death. He will be remembered by those who knew him as a person of a quiet, unassuming disposition. Funeral services were held Feb. 12 at the home and at the Upper Deer Creek Church by E. G. Swartzendruber and George S. Miller. Texts: John 5:17-31, Job 14:14, I Cor. 15:19.

Moser.-Jacob, son of Johannes and Barbara (Geiger) Moser, was born in Canton Bern, Switzerland, Dec. 3, 1860; passed away after a brief illness March 4, 1949; aged 88 y. 3 m. 1 d. He immigrated to this country with his parents at the age of fifteen. In early youth he accepted Christ as his Saviour and was baptized and received into the Mennonite Church, of which he was a member at the time of his death. On March 19, 1885, he was married to Fanny Lehman, who preceded him in death Nov. 30, 1939. On Oct. 2, 1892, he was chosen by lot from a group of seventeen to serve as a minister of the Sonnenberg Mennonite Church. (Five of these seventeen survive.) He served as a minister according to his ability, during a great part of the remainder of his life. His main interest in the church was in bringing the Gospel to all people, rather than in taking part in local church issues. The later years of his life were spent in retirement at his late home at Kidron, Ohio, farming having been his chosen vocation. Surviving are 6 children (Mrs. Noah C. Sommer, and John E., both of Dalton, Ohio; Mrs. Menno Gerber, and Mrs. John Kratzer, Orrville, Ohio; Jacob N., of Dalton; and Mrs. Daniel Kratzer, Canton, Ohio), 29 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, and 2 sisters (Mrs. Dina Kuntz, Elsinore, Calif.; and Mrs. Maryann Romey, Orrville, Ohio). One sister, one brother, 7 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren preceded him in death. Funeral services were held at the home and at the Sonnenberg Church March 6, in charge of Louis Amstutz and Jacob Neuenschwander. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.

Moyer.-Emma S., daughter of the late Isaac and Catherine (Souder) Alderfer, was born in Franconia Twp., Pa., April 17, 1870; died Dec. 20, 1948, at the home of her daughter (Emily), Pottstown, Pa.; aged 78 y. 8 m. 3 d. She had been bedfast for six months. In January, 1891, she was married to Nathaniel S. Moyer, who preceded her in death on April 18, 1917. One son and 3 daughters also predeceased her. Surviving are 7 children (Martha Hartzel, Preston, Betty-Mrs. John E. Groff, Raymond, Nathaniel, Emily-Mrs. Elmer G. Kolb, and Ethel-Mrs. Joseph Moyer), 20 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Souderton Mennonite Church. Funeral services were conducted at the Souderton Church by Elmer Moyer, Jacob Moyer Russel Musselman, and Amos Kolb. Texts: Ezek. 33:11; Ps. 116:15. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.

Nofziger.-Katie, daughter of Christian and Barbara Nofziger, was born Nov. 2, 1875; died at the home of her daughter (Mrs. Arthur Waidelich), near Archbold, Ohio, March 1, 1949; aged 73 y. 3 m. 29 d. Death resulted after several strokes; she bore her affliction quietly and patiently. On March 21, 1896, she was united in marriage to Jacob E. Nofziger, who preceded her in death by eighteen years. Surviving are 3 children (Walter, Archbold, Ohio; Vera-Mrs. Arthur Waidelich, of Archbold; and Thelma-Mrs. Clifford Jodry, Bryan, Ohio), 17 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, one brother (Joel), and many other relatives and friends. She was one of a family of eight children. About thirty-seven years ago she united with the Mennonite Church of which she remained a faithful member until death. She was a kind and loving mother, showing great concern for the welfare of her children and grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Dan Sommers, E. B. Frey, and Olen Nofziger at the Clinton Mennonite Church.

Schmitt.-Jonathan, son of John and Magdalene (Hallman) Schmitt, was born near Baden, Ont., July 15, 1879; died in the Municipal Hospital, Red Deer, Alta., Feb. 11, 1949; aged 69 y. 6 m. 27 d. A brother of the late Moses Schmitt, who was bishop of the Mennonite Church in Canada, he is survived by one brother, (Herman, Kitchener, Ont.), one sister (Lucinda-Mrs. Irwin Snyder, Guernsey, Sask.), and one half sister Elizabeth-Mrs. Joseph Weber, Didsbury, Alta.). As a young man he was baptized and received into the Mennonite Church in Ontario. He became negligent in his spiritual life and wandered away from his relatives, church, and God working in Calgary and Red Deer, Alta., for many years. When his health failed, he thought of his relatives and got in touch with a nephew, Lloyd Shantz, who from then on kept relatives and ministers visiting him from time to time. He expressed an earnest desire to be reconciled to God, and it is believed that by God's mercy he died in peace. Funeral services were held at the West Zion Church, near Carstairs, Alta., in charge of Henry Harder and Linford Hackman. In accordance with the request of the deceased, burial was made in the West Zion Cemetery, adjoining the church.

Short.-Cathrine, daughter of Christian and Cathrine Eicher, was born Sept. 16, 1878; passed away at her home near Archbold, Ohio; Jan. 18, 1949; aged 70 y. 4 m. 2 d. Death followed a year of suffering from a heart ailment. On Sept. 10, 1903, she was united in marriage to Frank Short, who passed away on March 25, 1938. Her parents, 3 brothers, and one sister also preceded her in death. Surviving are one daughter (Sarah), one son (Henry), one granddaughter, 3 brothers (Dale, Noah, and Henry), one sister (Eliza-Mrs. Henry H. Short), and many other relatives and friends. Willis Stahl, who made his home with her for a number of years, also survives. She was a kind and loving mother. In her younger years she accepted Christ as her personal Saviour and united with the Mennonite Church, being a member of the Central congregation at the time of her death. Funeral services were conducted on Jan. 24 at the Central Church, in charge of D. A. Yoder, E. B. Frey, Simon and Walter Stuckey. Burial was made in the Pettisville Cemetery.

Vonier.-Catherine, daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth (King) Gerig, was born in Fulton Co., near Archbold, Ohio, April 28, 1861; passed away at the home of her daughter (Mrs. Ralph Thierry) Feb. 5, 1949; aged 87 y. 9 m. 7 d. On Nov. 15, 1891, she was united in marriage to Joseph Vonier, who passed away on Jan. 27, 1939. To this union were born 4 sons and 5 daughters (Ervin, Joseph, Aldina, Priscilla, Elizabeth, Lillie, Sadie, Nelson, and Elmer). They also provided a home for two grandchildren (Blanch and Cleo). After the death of her husband she made her home with her children. On Dec. 23, 1948, at the home of her son (Ervin) she fell and broke her hip, causing her much suffering and resulting in her death. She was the last surviving member of a family of eight. Surviving are 2 sons (Ervin and Joseph), 5 daughters (Mrs. Edward Grieser, Mrs. Albert Grieser, Mrs. J. H. Rupp, Mrs. Ralph Thierry, Mrs. Edward Yoder), 29 grandchildren, 48 great-grandchildren, and a large number of other relatives and friends. She united with the Church of the Brethren and later transferred her membership to the Mennonite Church, of which she remained a faithful member until death. Funeral services were conducted by Olen Nofziger, Edward Frey, and Henry Wyse on Feb. 8 at the Central Mennonite Church.

Transcribed by Carolyn Hunnicutt, Indiana

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Gospel Herald - Volume XLII, Number 13 - March 29, 1949, page 310

Bachman.-Mary Murer was born in Hopedale, Ill., April 27, 1872; died at the Hutchenson Hospital, Oregon City, Oregon., Feb. 17, 1949; aged 76 y. 9 m. 21 d. Death resulted from heart trouble. In 1894 she was married to Andrew Bachman, who preceded her in death thirteen years ago. To this union were born 7 children, of whom 2 died in infancy and one at nine years of age. Surviving are 3 sons (John, Kalispell, Mont.; Amos and William, at home), one daughter (Fannie Roth, Monitor, Oreg.), 2 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. At an early age she was baptized and received into the Mennonite Church; for the last thirty-two years she was a member of the Zion congregation, Hubbard, Oreg. Funeral services were conducted at the Zion Church with C. I. Kropf and Chester Kauffman in charge. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.

Byler.-Edith Mae, daughter of Jacob D. and Elizabeth (Yoder) Byler, was born at Chagrin Falls, Ohio, Jan. 3, 1925; passed away Jan. 22, 1949, at a Harrisburg, Pa., hospital; aged 24 y. 19 d. Surviving are her parents and 6 sisters (Edna, Ruth, Elizabeth, Lydia, Esther, and Martha). At the age of fourteen she became a member of the Allensville, Pa., Mennonite Church and was a member until death. Funeral services were conducted Jan. 25 at the home of Rufus King by Emanuel Peachey and at the Allensville Church by Raymond Peachey and Elrose Hartzler. Interment was made in the Locust Grove Cemetery.

Fretz.-Mary Ann, daughter of John and Susan Cober, was born in Pickering Twp., Ontario Co., Ont., Feb. 27, 1866; died near Markham, Ont., March 4, 1949; aged 83 y. 5 d. On Nov. 25, 1884, she was united in marriage to Manasseh R. Fretz, who later became deacon of the Wideman and Almira congregations in York Co., Ont., and who predeceased her twelve years ago. Soon after their marriage they united with the Mennonite Church. Surviving are 11 children (Joseph C., and Martha-Mrs. C. D. Smith, both of Kitchener, Ont.; Ralph, Sarnia, Ont.; Oran, Gormley, Ont.; Samuel, Claremont, Ont.; Lewis, Selkirk, Ont.; Fred, St. Jacobs, Ont.; Edward, at home; Mary-Mrs. Elvin Snyder, Chicago, Ill.; Ella-Mrs. Orval Weber, Petersburg, Ont.; Mabel-Mrs. Vernice Hoover, Selkirk), 4 brothers, 2 sisters, 32 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. She was a devoted wife and faithful mother. For the past eight years her health had been uncertain and for several months her bodily strength was waning. Death came peacefully and with little suffering. Funeral services were held at the Wideman Church, in charge of Aaron D. Grove, Lorne Burkholder, Alvin Winger, and Elmer Burkholder. Text; Heb. 3:4. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.

Gascho.-Irene Dolan was born near Albion, Ind., May 30, 1916; passed from this life at Auburn, Ind., March 1, 1949; aged 32 y. 9 m. 1 d. In early childhood she moved to Auburn with her parents. In her youth she accepted Christ as her Saviour and became a member of the Auburn Missionary Church. After her marriage to Milton Gascho on Aug. 15, 1938, she transferred her membership to the Leo Mennonite Church. Death followed an illness of more than seven months, during most of which time she was bedfast. She was cheerful during her illness and enjoyed visiting with those who called on her. The prayers of God's people in her behalf she deeply appreciated. Surviving are her aged parents, her husband, a daughter (Carolyn Faith), and many friends. Funeral services were held at the Auburn Missionary Church, in charge of S. J. Miller, assisted by M. N. Amstutz, Loyal Ringenberg, and Jasper Lehman, of the Missionary Church. Interment was made in the Woodlawn Cemetery, near Auburn.

Heller.-Perry A., son of Leonidas and Elizabeth Heller, was born in Whitley Co., Ind., April 21, 1883; passed away at his home in Cedarville, Ind., March 4, 1949; aged 65 y. 10 m. 13 d. On July 7, 1902, he was united in marriage to Minnie Welch. Surviving are 4 children (Max, Swanton, Ohio; Mabel-Mrs. Virgil Beck, Cedarville, Ind.; Bert and Wayne, Ft. Wayne, Ind.) and 10 grandchildren. His parents, 2 sisters and one brother preceded him in death. In 1917 he was converted at the Ft. Wayne Mennonite Mission and was received into church fellowship by S. E. Allgyer. He was active in church work, serving as Sunday-school superintendent and teacher, and on March 7, 1924, was ordained to the Gospel Ministry by J. K. Bixler, to assist B. B. King at the mission. In June, 1930, he was called to the work at the Los Angeles, Calif., Mission, where he served for seven years. Since that time he had resided in Cedarville, serving in the ministry wherever he was needed. At the time of his death he was a member of the Leo, Ind., congregation. Funeral services were conducted on March 7 at a funeral home in Ft. Wayne by Allen Ebersole and at the Leo Church by S. J. Miller, assisted by Joe Neuhouser and O. S. Hostetler. Interment was made in the Leo Cemetery.

Handrich.-Magdalena Elisa, daughter of Jacob and Magdalena (Schnebly) Krehbiel, was born at Donnellson, Iowa, April 4 ,1866; passed away at the home of her son (Will) near Mio, Mich., March 10, 1949; aged 82 y. 11 m. 6 d. On Jan. 9 she fell and broke her hip and was apparently getting along well until March 3 she became ill with virus pneumonia, which caused her death a week later. On Feb. 6, 1887, she was married to Jacob P. Handrich. They lived in Iowa until 1907, when they moved to Oscoda Co., Mich. Two children (Clara and Eddie) predeceased her. Surviving are her husband, 5 children (Elmer, Arnold, Mrs. Ella Miller, Fairview, Mich.; Will and Oliver, Mio, Mich.), 22 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, and 2 sisters (Mrs. Anna Galle, Moundridge, Kans.; and Mrs. Emma Backman, Woodlake, Calif.). In her youth she accepted Christ and was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church. She was a loving mother and was always willing to help wherever she could. Funeral services were held at the Fairview Church on March 14 by Menno Esch. Text: I Thess. 13:18.

Kurtz.-Susan S., daughter of Peter and Catherine (Stoltzfus) Esch, was born at South Hermith, Pa., June 21, 1864; passed away at the home of her daughter (Emma) Jan. 3, 1949; aged 84 y. 6 m. 13 d. She was ill only a few weeks, having suffered a stroke. Her husband (Isaac S. Kurtz) preceded her in death by twenty-six years. Surviving are one son (Abraham, Elverson, Pa.), 4 daughters (Katie-Mrs. David M. Hertzler, Morgantown, Pa.; Mary-Mrs. Levi M. Kurtz, Narvon, Pa.; Sadie-Mrs. Stephen H. Stoltzfus, Joanna, Pa.; and Emma-Mrs. Joseph S. Glick, Elverson, Pa.), 35 grandchildren, and 27 great-grandchildren. One daughter (Barbara-Mrs. Jonathan Petersheim) predeceased her. She was a member of the Conestoga A.M. congregation, Morgantown, Pa., for many years. For years she had pieced quilts for the sewing circle, and was busy at this work when she became ill. Funeral services were held Jan. 6 at the home by Christian Kurtz and at the Conestoga Church by Omar Kurtz and Ira Kurtz. Interment was made in the Pine Grove Cemetery.

Lupold.-Alice Adella, daughter of William and Martha Atwater, was born in Lagrange Co., Ind., Nov. 1, 1856; passed away Jan. 26, 1949, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Miller, following an illness of several weeks; aged 92 y. 2 m. 25 d. On Nov. 16, 1873, she was united in marriage to Jacob S. Lupold. Shortly after their marriage they moved to the farm which was her home ever since. She was the eldest of 5 children, of whom 2 (Mrs. Harry Machan, Lagrange, Ind.; and Mrs. Charles Eaton, South Bend, Ind.) survive. She will be missed by a large circle of friends in her home community. Funeral services were held at the Shore Mennonite Church, Shipshewana, Ind., in charge of the local ministry.

Rowe.-Samuel J., son of Jacob and Sarah Rowe, was born in Holmes Co., Ohio, Feb. 15, 1861; departed this life at the home of his foster daughter (Mrs. Dale Martin, Columbiana, Ohio, March 12, 1949; aged 88 y. 25 d. On March 20, 1881, he was united in marriage to Salome Miller, who preceded him in death after sixty-three years of married life. To this union were born 4 children, of whom 2 died in infancy. Surviving are one daughter (Effie-Mrs. Amandos Horst, Penny Farms, Fla.), one son (Alva M., Spartansburg, Pa.), one foster daughter (Mrs. Dale Martin, Columbiana, Ohio), 8 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends. One half brother, 3 half sisters, and 2 sisters (Emma and Lucy) preceded him in death. He united with the Walnut Creek, Ohio, Mennonite Church, later transferring his membership to the Canton, Ohio, Mission, in the vicinity he lived for a number of years. He was appreciated for his testimony, spiritual fervency, and a loving father, and husband. Funeral services were conducted at the Canton Mission Church, in charge of J. J. Hostetler, assisted by Glen Horst. Interment was made in the adjacent Rowland Cemetery.

Weaver.-Mary E., daughter of Rudolph and Elizabeth (Zimmerman) Hertzler, was born near Mechanicsburg, Cumberland Co., Pa., Jan. 22, 1885; passed away Feb. 22, 1949, at the Lancaster General Hospital; aged 64 y. 1 m. Death resulted from a fractured skull received in an automobile accident two days previously. On Jan. 1, 1903, she was united in marriage to John E. Weaver, who survives. Also surviving are 3 sons (Mearl H., Lititz, Pa.; Harvey R., Lancaster, Pa.; and Carl E., Manheim, Pa.). Two children preceded her in death. Funeral services were held Feb. 25 at her late home and at the Mellinger Church, Lancaster, Pa., by Elmer G. Martin and David L. Landis. Text: Rom. 8:18. Interment was made in the Hernley Mennonite Cemetery.

Weirich.-Lydia, daughter of John and Maria Zook, was born south of Peru, Ind., July 20, 1860; died in the Duke Hospital, Peru, Feb. 20, 1949; age 88 y. 7 m. In 1877 she was married to John Klinglesmith, who died in 1895. One daughter (Ida May, who died in 1907) was born to this union. She was later married to Charles Gates, now deceased; and in January, 1900, to Joseph Weirich, who died on Dec. 23, 1942. Surviving are a number of nieces and nephews. At the time of her death she was a member of the Shore Mennonite Church, near Shipshewana, Ind. Funeral services were held at the home of Joe Troyer in Kokomo, Ind., in charge of Niles Slabaugh, and at the Shore Church, in charge of Lee J. Miller. Texts: II Tim. 4:6-8; Acts 17:31. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.

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