Schwartzentruber. ---Barbara, daughter of the late John and Barbara (Gingerich) Brenneman, was born April 30, 1866; passed away Jan. 1, 1950, at the home of her son (John), Tavistock, Ont.; aged 83 y. 8 m. 1 d. Death followed an illness of eight months. On Dec. 13, 1887, she was married to John S. Schwartzentruber, who preceded her in death sixteen years ago. In her youth she united with the Amish Mennonite Church, remaining faithful until death. One daughter (Emma) predeceased her. Surviving are 3 sons (Dan, Stratford, Ont.; David, Tavistock; and John , East Zorra), 4 daughters (Katie-Mrs. J. B. Yantzi, Pigeon, Mich.; Sarah-Mrs. Simeon Gascho, Baden, Ont.; Laura-Mrs. Aaron Roby, East Zorra; and Maryann-Mrs. Peter R. Zehr, New Hamburg, Ont.), 27 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, 3 brothers (John, New Hamburg, Ont.; Aaron, Tavistock, Ont.; and Dan, Kitchener, Ont.), 2 sisters (Mrs. Menno Wagler, Baden, Ont.; and Mrs. Peter Schwartzentruber, Petersburg, Ont.), and a large number of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the home of her son, East Zorra, Jan. 3, in charge of Daniel Wagler, and at the Sixteenth Line A. M. Church, with Henry Yantzi and B. B. King officiating. Interment was made in the cemetery adjoining the church.
Witmer. ---Lizzie B., daughter of the late Samuel and Annie (Landis) Burkhart, was born near Lancaster, Pa., Jan. 5, 1882; passed away at her home near Martieville, Pa., Jan. 3, 1950; aged 67 y. 11 m. 28 d. Death followed a short illness about one week after a heart attack. In September, 1904, she was united in marriage to Jacob G. Witmer, who survives. Also surviving are 7 daughters (Mrs. Esther Huber, Martieville, Pa.; Mrs. Anna Stokes, Mt. Nebo, Pa.; Mrs. Mabel Mellinger, Mrs. Alice Peifer, Martieville; Mrs. Rufus Griffith, Chicago, Ill.; Mrs. Miriam Harnish, Ansonville, Pa.; and Mrs. Viola Mylin, Willow Street, Pa.), one sister (Hettie, Lancaster, Pa.), one brother (Samuel, Lancaster), and 23 grandchildren. An infant daughter, her parents, 2 sisters, and one brother predeceased her. She lived a useful and active life, enjoying good health until the last few years, when she developed a heart condition. She was a good Christian mother and lived for others. In her youth she united with the Mellinger Mennonite Church, remaining faithful until death. Funeral service were held Jan. 7 at her late home and at the Mellinger Church, with David Landis in charge. Interment was made in the adjoining church.
Wyse. --- Nicholas J., son of Jeptha and Mary (King) Wyse, was born near Archbold, Ohio, Jan. 6, 1878; passed away at his home in Archbold, Jan. 3, 1950; after an illness of more than six years; aged 71 y. 11 m. 27 d. In 1902 he was united in marriage to Mary Rupp, who survives. Also surviving are 3 children (Bessie Frey, Archbold; Carlton, Detroit, Mich.; and Rolland, Stryker, Ohio), 5 grandchildren, 2 brothers and 2 sisters (Abraham, Archbold; Elmer, Elmira, Ohio; Emma Nofzinger and Elizabeth Short, both of Archbold, Ohio). One son (Kenneth) and one grandson predeceased him. In early manhood he united with the Central Mennonite Church, of which he remained a faithful member. He was patient during his illness. His departure is a challenge to more devoted service and obedience to God's call. Funeral services were held at the Central Church, conducted by P. L. Frey and Jesse J. Short.
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Beechy. --- Moses J., son of the late Jonas and Elizabeth (Yoder) Beechy, was born April 8, 1874; passed away Jan. 1, 1950; aged 75 y. 8 m. 23 d. In his youth he confessed Christ as his Saviour and became affiliated with the Martins Creek Mennonite Church, Millersburg, Ohio, of which he remained a member throughout his life. On Nov. 25, 1904, he was united in marriage to Amanda Oswald, who preceded him in death on April 30, 1933. To this union were born 2 daughters (Mrs. Oren Sommers, at home; and Mrs. Marion Stutzman, Millersburg, Ohio), who survive. A niece (Mrs. Alvin Bontrager, Jeromesville, Ohio) was received into the home as an infant and grew to womanhood as a member of the family. Also surviving are 6 grandchildren, one uncle (Moses Beechy, Farmerstown, Ohio), and a large number of nieces and nephews. He was the last of a family of 9 children. He was born on the farm on which he resided, with his daughter, at the time of his death. When the work on the farm had become too heavy for him, he increased his visits to the sick of the church and community, corresponded with many of the boys who were away from home during the war and afterwards, and enjoyed sending news and encouragement to those whose lot it was to leave home and friends. Funeral services were held at the home in charge of Omar Troyer, and at the Martins Creek Church, in charge of D. D. Miller, assisted by Earl E. Miller and S. W. Sommers. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Keiser.--- Addie M. Kempf was born Sept. 19, 1898, near Kalona, Johnson Co., Iowa, where she grew to womanhood; passed away Jan. 10, 1950; aged 51 y. 3 m. 21 d. On June 12, 1927, she was united in marriage to Harley Franklin Keiser, of the Cedar Creek Mennonite congregation, Manson, Iowa. At the age of twelve she accepted Christ as her Saviour and united with the Mennonite Church, of which she remained a faithful member until death. Because her eyesight was not good enough for her to attend public school, she received her education at the Iowa School for the Blind, Vinton, Iowa as did her husband also. Despite the handicap of blindness, she had a keen inner vision which enabled her to understand and appreciate those about her. Her keen spiritual vision enabled her to know and love the Lord in an intimate fellowship which was evidenced by a spirit of Christian joy and peace. Surviving are her husband, 2 children (Lois-Mrs. Melvin Zehr, Manson, Iowa; and Oren, Denver, Colo.), her mother (Mrs. David Lantz, Kalona, Iowa), 3 brothers (Lloyd, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa; Glen, Charles City, Iowa; Zene, Washington, Iowa), 3 sisters (Alta-Mrs. Lawrence J. Miller, Kalona, Iowa; Elizabeth-Mrs. Milo J. Miller, Kalona; and Hazel-Mrs. Chester L. Miller, Wellman, Iowa), 8 nephews and 2 nieces, and a large number of other relatives and friends. Her father, one infant sister (Marie) and one niece preceded her in death. Funeral services were conducted by E. M. Yost at the First Mennonite Church, Denver, Colo. Burial was made in the Crown Hill Cemetery.
Mast.---Emma, daughter of Levi and Nancy King, was born Nov. 10, 1875; passed away suddenly, at the home of her daughter (Mrs. Alvin Mast), Cochranville, Pa., Feb. 24, 1950; aged 74 y. 3 m. 14 d. Death resulted from a cerebral hemorrhage. In youth she confessed Christ as her Saviour and was a member of the Maple Grove Mennonite Church, Atglen, Pa. During her girlhood she lived on a farm near West Liberty, Ohio. On Nov. 5, 1899, she was married to Samuel Mast of Gap, Pa., who predeceased her on Jan. 4, 1950. They lived near West Liberty for twelve years before moving to Pennsylvania. Two children (Ralph and Elmer) preceded her in death. Surviving are 4 children (Levi, Gap, Pa.; Floyd, Parkesburg, Pa.; Edna-Mrs. Alvin Mast, Cochranville, Pa.; and Lydia Belle-Mrs. Frank King, Malvern, Pa.), 9 grandchildren, one foster son (Howard Kauffman, Fresno, Calif.), one brother (Joe R. King, Zanesfield, Ohio), and 2 sisters (Mrs. Nannie King, Bellefontaine, Ohio, and Mattie King, West Liberty, Ohio). Funeral services were held Feb. 27 at the Alvin I. Mast home, in charge of Isaac G. Kennel, and at the Maple Grove Church, in charge of Calvin S. Kennel and Abner G. Stoltzfus. Text: Ps. 17: 15. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Mast. --- Samuel, son of the late Amos and Sarah (Kauffman) Mast, was born near Morganstown, Pa., May 18, 1869; passed away at Gap, Pa., after a lingering illness, Jan. 4, 1950; aged 80 y. 7 m. 17 d. On Nov. 5, 1899, he was united in marriage to Emma King, of West Liberty, Ohio, who passed away Feb. 24, 1950. Surviving are 4 children (Levi, Gap, Pa.; Samuel Floyd, Parkersburg, Pa.; Edna-Mrs. Alvin I. Mast, Cochranville, Pa.; and Lydia Belle-Mrs. Frank King, Malvern, Pa.), one foster son (Howard D. Kauffman, Fresno, Calif.), 9 grandchildren, one sister (Mrs. Malinda Neuhauser, Bird-in-Hand, Pa.), and 2 brothers (Aaron, Belleville, Pa.; and Levi K., Gap, Pa.). From the time of his youth he was a member of the Mennonite Church, belonging to the Maple Grove congregation, Atglen, Pa., at the time of his death. Funeral services were held at his late home, Gap, Pa., on Jan. 9, in charge of Isaac G. Kennel, and at the Maple Grove Church, Atglen, Pa., in charge of Christian J. Kurtz and Abner G. Stoltzfus. Text: Job 14: 14. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Wenger. --- Elizabeth N., daughter of the late Samuel and Elizabeth B. (Nolt) Stoner, was born March 2, 1877, in Murrell, Lancaster Co., Pa., where she lived her entire life; passed away Jan. 4, 1950; aged 72 y. 10 m. 2 d. For twenty-two years she was afflicted with diabetes and for the last eight weeks was bedfast with complications. On Oct. 10, 1901, she was married to Benjamin G. Wenger, who served as minister in the Groffdale and Metzler churches Jan. 18, 1908, until his death on Dec. 13, 1942. In her youth she united with the Mennonite Church and was a faithful member until death. Her life was devoted to the church and her family. Surviving are one daughter (Amanda S., at home), 5 sons (Samuel S., Paradise, Pa.; Paul S., Lititz, Pa.; Luke M., Murrell, Pa.; Lester B., Lititz, Pa.; John S., Witmer, Pa.), and 17 grandchildren. One son and her brothers and sisters preceded her in death. Funeral services were held Jan. 7 at her home by Amos H. Sauder and John S. Hess and at the Metzler Church by Mahlon Witmer and Eli G. Sauder. Text: Mark 14: 8a. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
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Bumbaugh.--- Judy Eileen, daughter of Glen and Ruth Bumbaugh, was born Oct. 22, 1949; died Jan. 27, 1950; aged 3 m. 5 d. Surviving are her parents, 4 grandparents (Clarence and Naomi Rock and Dorman and Sadie Bumbaugh), a great-grandmother (Mrs. Peters), and many friends. Funeral services were held at the Pond Bank Mennonite Church, Chambersburg, Pa., Jan. 29, by Luke J. Shank and Harvey K. Shank. Text: II Kings 4: 26. Interment was made in the Mount Zion Cemetery, near Mount Alto.
Burkholder. --- Saloma Cline Burkholder, died Jan. 13, 1950; aged 82 y. 10 m. 5 d. She was the wife of John D. Burkholder, Weyers Cave, Va. A faithful member of the Brethren Church from the time of her girlhood, she was a Sunday school teacher for twenty-five years in her home church at Middle River, near New Hope, Va. She lived the plain and simple life of the Brethren of fifty years ago, and was noted for her friendliness, kindness, helpfulness, and childlike faith. Afflicted with cancer, she suffered intensely for but a few hours. At her request funeral services were held at the Pleasant Valley Church as well as at Middle River, with Frank Y. Garber and Floyd Mitchel in charge at Valley and Murray L. Wagoner and Charley Long at Middle Rive, where she was buried.
Transcriber's note: Mitchel is the spelling used in the original obituary.
Campbell. --- Lois Elaine, daughter of Walter and Hazel (Berkshire) Campbell, was born Aug. 17, 1947; passed away very suddenly at her home near Masontown, Pa., Jan. 16, 1950; aged 2 y. 4 m. 29 d. Death was caused by virus pneumonia. Apparently well the preceding day she attended Sunday-school and church services, became ill in the afternoon, and passed away the following day. Surviving are her parents, 2 sisters (Shelby Jean and Virginia Faye), 2 brothers (Donald Irwin and James Ralph), and 4 grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Riley Campbell, McClellandtown, Pa.; and Ralph and Emma Berkshire, Masontown, Pa.). Funeral services were held at the home and at the Masontown Church on Jan. 19, in charge of A. J. Metzler and Paul M. Roth. Text: Rom. 8:28, 29. Burial was made in the church cemetery.
Conrad. --- Jacob, son of John W. and Catherine (Liechty) Conrad, was born near Marshallville, Ohio, Jan. 28, 1873; died at his home, near Smithville, Ohio, Jan. 24, 1950; aged 76 y. 11 m. 26 d. Death occurred after a long illness during which he patiently endured much suffering. On July 26, 1926, he was united in marriage to Sadie Smith, of Smithville, Ohio, who survives him. Also surviving are 5 children (Mrs. David Robinson, Wooster, Ohio; Mrs. Willard Conrad, Hesston, Kans.; Carl, Annabelle, and Robert, at home), one granddaughter, one sister (Mrs. Hester Barth, Doylestown, Ohio), and many other relatives and friends. An infant daughter (Betty), one sister (Mrs. Fannie Ziegler), and one brother (Will) preceded him in death. He was a member of the Oak Grove Mennonite Church, near Smithville, and was loyal to his Lord and Saviour, though for many years ill health prevented him from attending services regularly. In his quiet, unassuming way, he presented a Christian witness to the members of his family and to others who knew him. He bore his affliction patiently, looking forward to the better life awaiting. Funeral services were held at the Oak Grove Church, Jan. 26, with V. M. Gerig officiating.
Gingerich. --- Eli J. Gingerich, was born Feb. 24, 1864, in Holmes Co., Ohio; died at the home of Levi Hershberger, where he had made his home, Jan. 20, 1950; aged 85 y. 10 m. 27 d. In his youth he accepted Christ as his Saviour. At the time of his death he was a member of the Sonnenberg Mennonite Church, Dalton, Ohio. On Nov. 4, 1886, he was married to Mattie Miller, who preceded him in death Jan. 23, 1939. To this union 5 sons and 5 daughters were born. Of these, 5 predeceased him. Surviving are 2 sons and 3 daughters (Joe, Harrisburg, Oreg.; Lando, Kalona, Iowa; Dala-Mrs. Levi Miller, Uniontown, Ohio; Ella-Mrs. Dan Troyer, Wooster, Ohio; and Fannie-Mrs. Levi Hershberger, Millersburg, Ohio, at whose home he died), 42 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers and 2 sisters (Joe, Berlin, Ohio; Menno, Kidron, Ohio; Mrs. Katie Miller, Middlefield, Ohio; and Mrs. Mary Nisley, Kidron, Ohio), and many other relatives and friends. Five grandchildren preceded him in death. Funeral services were held Jan. 22 at the Bunker Hill Church, Holmes Co., Ohio. Burial was made in the Hershberger Cemetery near by. Louis Amstutz, Jacob Neuenschwander, and David Stutzman officiated.
Gingrich. --- Vera, daughter of Noah M. and Rebecca (Eby) Good, was born near Floradale, Waterloo Co., Ont., March 21, 1896; passed away Jan. 21, 1950; following an operation at Humboldt, Sask.; aged 53 y. 10 m. In 1906 she moved with her family to Didsbury, Alta., where she joined the Evangelical Church. After moving to Guernsey, Sask., she placed her membership in the Mennonite Church. In1926, she was united in marriage to Irvin S. Gingrich, who survives. Also surviving are 6 children (Fern, Raymond, Cecil, Arnold, Lorraine, and Delbert), her father, one brother (Alvin), 3 sisters (Laura, Myrl-Mrs. Alfred Bowman and Violet-Mrs. Lincoln Shantz). Funeral services were held Jan. 27 at the Sharon Church, in charge of Stanley Shantz. Text: John 19: 26, 27. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Goldschmidt. --- John, son of John and Barbara (Stucky) Goldschmidt, was born Nov. 16, 1856, in Leinbach, Alsace Lorraine; died at his home in Bellefontaine, Ohio, Jan. 20, 1950, ten days after contracting pneumonia; aged 93 y. 2 m. 4 d. At the age of sixteen he left his home and came to America. In 1877 he was married to Lydia Slonenecker. They established their home in Logan Co., Ohio. Of the 8 children born to this union, 3 survive (Mary E. Miller, Louisville, Ohio; Lydia Mae Patience, Ashtabula, Ohio; and John D., Miami, Fla.). After the death of his first wife he was married on March 7, 1899, to Louisa Sengel, who survives. Also surviving are 4 children of their 5 children (Louise Krites, Marguerite Hill, and Huston, of Bellefontaine, Ohio; and Leonard B., Indianapolis, Ind.). Having lived in Logan Co. for over seventy-five years, he was a farmer and for several years operated a greenhouse. He had also worked for the New York Central Railroad twelve years, having retired in 1927. He was industrious, never failing to do his duty as he saw it. For many years he was a faithful member of the South Union Church and attended regularly when health permitted. Funeral services were held at the South Union Church Han. 22 by Marion Y. King and Perry L. Daniels. Burial was made in the cemetery nearby.
Irwin. --- William T., son of George and Lesitta (Horn) Irwin, was born at Grampian, Pa., Dec. 30, 1865; died at his home, Rockton, Pa., Dec. 20, 1949; aged 83 y 11 m. 20 d. Death followed a ten-day illness. He retired from farming a few years ago. A member of the Mennonite Church, he was active in religious affairs. On Oct. 9, 1904, he was united in marriage to Maggie Hollopeter by their pastor, J. H. Kaufman. Surviving are his wife, one daughter (Mrs. Lester Thomas, Rockton, Pa.), 2 sisters (Mrs. George Bilger, Grampian, Pa.; Mrs. James Newjohenr, Clearfield, Pa.), 4 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Lester Thomas home in Rockton by Jason Hollopeter, assisted by Paul King and Dewey Holmes. Burial was made in the Rockton Cemetery.
Keeler. --- Katie L., daughter of the late Benjamin and Mary (Landis) Moyer, was born in Montgomery Co., Pa., Feb. 16, 1873; died Jan. 12, 1950; aged 76 y. 10 m. 26 d. Death was caused by cerebral apoplexy. On Jan. 18, 1896, she was united in marriage to Amos Keeler, who passed away twenty-four years ago. An infant daughter also predeceased her. Surviving are one son (Henry, Kulpsville, Pa.,with whom she was living), 5 grandchildren, and one great-grandchildren, 5 brothers (Henry L. and Wilson L. Harleysville, Pa.; John L., Lansdale, Pa.; Frank L., Hatfield, Pa.; Benjamin L., Telford,Pa.), and one sister (Annie L., Eastern Mennonite Home, Souderton, Pa.). Funeral services were held Jan. 16 at the Towamencin Mennonite Church, in charge of William Anders and Ellis Mack. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
King. --- Fannie, daughter of Jacob and Catherine (Wagler) Heiser, was born in Tazewell Co., near Morton, Ill. April 6, 1866; passed away her home in Fisher, Ill, Jan. 12, 1950; aged 83 y. 9 m. 6. On Dec. 19, 1893, she was married to Joseph King, who survives. Also surviving are 5 children (Clarence, Pontiac, Mich.; Elmer, Goshen, Ind.; Mrs. Ervin Litwiler, Hopedale, Ill.; Ralph, Chicago, Ill.; and Ora, Fisher, Ill.), 21 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, 3 brothers (Isaac, Fisher, Ill.; Samuel and Daniel, Morton, Ill.), and a number of other relatives and friends. Three grandchildren, 4 brothers, and 5 sisters preceded her in death. Early in her life she accepted Christ as her Saviour and was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church throughout her life. Although she had attended school only two week of her life, she learned to read and write both the English and German languages and served as an efficient Sunday-school teacher for a great many years. She was one of the pioneers in the sewing circle work at the East Bend Church, and was a faithful wife and loving mother, who considered no sacrifice too great for her family or a friend in need. Funeral services were held Jan. 15 at the East Bend Church, with Harold Zehr giving the message assisted by J. A. Heiser. Interment was made in the East Bend Cemetery.
Lehman. ---- An infant son of Harold A. and Pauline (Barnhart) Lehman, of Hagerstown, Md., died at birth Jan. 17, 1950, at the Waynesboro Hospital. Surviving are his parents and 4 grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Victor Lehman, Chambersburg, Pa.; and Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Barnhart, of Hagerstown, Md.). Graveside services were conducted by Abram Baer at the Cedar Grove Mennonite Cemetery.
Lehman. --- Harvey, son of the late Joseph and Leah (Strickler) Lehman, was born Oct. 24, 1871; passed away Jan. 26, 1950; aged 78 y. 3 m. 2 d. The last of a family of 9 children, he had been in failing health for several years and passed away at the home of his daughter (Mrs. Isaac Ruppert). He was married to Clara Fetrow, who preceded him in death April 5, 1947. Together they had united with the Mennonite Church at Stony Brook, York Co., Pa., forty-three years ago. On Dec. 5, 1918, he was ordained to the ministry at the Stony Brook Church, where he served faithfully until his health failed about four years ago. Surviving are 7 children (Ralph, Red Lion, Pa.; Harry, Adel, Iowa; Mrs. Grace Ruppert, Spring Grove, Pa.; Mrs. Jennie Gable, York, Pa.; Mrs. Florence Huyett, Hallam, Pa.; Earl, York, Pa.; Mrs. Elizabeth Miller, Stony Brook, Pa.), 34 grandchildren, and 21 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Jan. 30 at the Stony Brook Church by Richard Danner, Walter Gable, and Bela Bucher. Texts: Zech. 1: 5; John 5: 24-29. Interment was made in the Stony Brook Cemetery.
Miller. ---- Reuben Cephas, only son of Benjamin J. and Mattie (Bender) Miller, was born near Kalona, Iowa, July 8, 1889; died at a rest home in Iowa City, Iowa, Jan. 11, 1950; aged 60 y. 6 m. 3 d. When he was three years old his father died. Soon afterward his mother moved to Goshen, Ind., with her three children. There he grew to manhood, later returning to the Kalona, Iowa, community, where he resided until death. In his youth he united with the Clinton Frame Mennonite Church, Goshen, Ind., and was a faithful member of the Lower Deer Creek congregation, Kalona, at the time of his death. On Oct. 28, 1914, he was united in marriage to Nancy Wertz, who preceded him in death June 29,1948. A twin son and daughter passed away in infancy. Surviving are 3 children (Wilbur J., Charlotte-Mrs. Milton Winborn, and Samuel P., all of Iowa City), 5 grandchildren, one sister (Fanny-Mrs. Dave S. Miller, Goshen, Ind.), and many other relatives and friends. One sister (Lydia) predeceased him by a month. He had been in failing health for quite some time. Arteriosclerosis caused his death. Funeral services were held at the Lower Deer Creek Church Jan. 14 by J. Y. Swartzendruber and J. L. Hershberger. Text: II Tim. 1: 12.
Moser. --- Joseph R., son of the late Daniel and Lena (Roggie) Moser, was born Mary 22, 1882, at Kirschnerville, N.Y.; passed away Jan. 19, 1950, at the home of his brother (Daniel), Croghan, N.Y.; aged 67 y. 7 m. 28 d. His death came suddenly and unexpectedly, from heart trouble. Surviving are 2 sisters (Mollie-Mrs. David Yousey, Castorland, N.Y.; Annie-Mrs. John W. Moshier, Lowville, N. Y.), 3 brothers (Jacob and Daniel, Croghan, N.Y. and Andrew, Copenhagen, N. Y.). In his youth he united with the Amish Mennonite Church at Croghan. He was a faithful member with a consistent Christian testimony. Funeral services were held Jan. 22 at the home of his brother by Elias Zehr and at the Croghan Church by Allen Gingerich and Lloyd Boshart. Burial was made in the Kitschnerville Cemetery.
Shultz. --- Anna Laura, daughter of the late Abraham F. and Sarah Ann (Witmer) Root, was born Jan. 4, 1885; passed away Jan. 20, 1950; aged 65 y. 16 d. Death was caused by a lingering illness. On Oct. 13, 1903, she was united in marriage to Menno S. Brubaker, who passed away June 12, 1920. Surviving are 5 children (Anna Mae-Mrs. Clarence Shultz, Pequea, Pa.; Raymond R., Paradise, Pa.; Dorothy E.-Mrs. Roy Shultz, Willow Street, Pa.; Minerva R.-Mrs. Harry Hess, Witmer, Pa.; Sara E--- Mrs. William Martin, Elm, Pa.). On July 13, 1922, she was married to William D. Todd, who passed away June 24, 1935. Surviving are 2 children (Mary R.-Mrs. Lester Ranck, Gap, Pa.; John R., Rohrerstown, Pa.). On March 23, 1937, she was married to Harry B. Shultz, who survives. Also surviving are 26 grandchildren, one sister (Mrs. Harry Shenk, Strasburg, Pa.), 3 brothers (Samuel, Landisville, Pa.; Abram and Jacob Root, East Petersburg, Pa.), and many other relatives and friends. She was a faithful member of the East Petersburg, Pa., Mennonite Church, until a few years ago, when she moved to Strasburg and changed her membership to that church. There she attended services whenever health permitted. Funeral services were held at her home Jan. 23 and at the East Petersburg Church, conducted by Henry Lutz and Emory Herr. Text: Ps. 34: 19. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
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Fisher. --- Ida M., daughter of the late Amos P. and Delilah (Yoder) Troyer was born April 13, 1866, near Garden City, Mo.; passed away at her home Dec. 27, 1949, following a heart attack; aged 63 y. 8m. 14 d. At the age of six she moved with her parents to Hubbard, Oreg., where she lived practically all her life. At the age of fourteen she accepted Christ as her personal Saviour and united with the Zion Mennonite Church, near Hubbard. On March 28, 1909, she was married to Joel S. Fisher, of Pennsylvania. Surviving are her husband, 5 daughters and 3 sons (Mrs. Ruth Neuschwander, Hubbard; Mrs. Rhoda Palmer, Harper, Oreg.; Mrs. Hazel Hooley, West Linn, Oreg.; John, Joel, Jr., and Robert, all of Hubbard), 21 grandchildren, 5 sisters and 2 brothers. One daughter (Ruby), one brother, and 2 sisters preceded her in death. Funeral services were held at the Zion Church Dec. 29. Interment was made in the Zion Cemetery.
Geib. --- Rebecca, daughter of the late Israel and Fianna (Koser) Lehn, was born Oct. 26, 1866; died Feb. 2, 1950; aged 83 y 3 m. 6 d. She was the widow of Jacob Geib. Surviving are one stepdaughter (Abigail-Mrs. Henry Spangler), one sister (Sarah Heisey), and 2 brothers (Francis and Monroe). She was a faithful member of the Krall Mennonite Church, Cornwall, Pa., for many years, manifesting a Christian spirit in helping others in her quiet unassuming way. Funeral services were held at the Hernley Church, Manheim, Pa., Feb. 6, in charge of Simon G. Bucher and Daniel D. West. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Gish. --- Lizzie Ann, daughter of John L. and Rosanna (Bachman) Gingrich, was born in West Donegal Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., Nov. 9 1872; departed from this life Feb. 3, 1950; aged 77 y. 2 m. 24 d. In 1893 she was united in marriage to Eli N. Gish, also West Donegal Twp. Surviving are her husband, one son and 4 daughters (Warren F., Reading, Pa.; Elizabeth G.-Mrs. Maurice Yoder, Hesston, Kans.; Viola-Mrs. John Huber, Neffsville, Pa.; Rosa G. and Ida M. at home). Her disposition of love and kindliness endeared her to her family and many friends. In her later years much of her service consisted in giving messages of encouragement to those shut in and lonely. At the time of her death she was a member of the East Chestnut Street Mennonite Church, Lancaster, Pa. Funeral services were conducted by Jacob E. Brubaker and Maurice Lehman. Text: Ps. 17: 15. Burial was made in the Millersville Mennonite Cemetery, Feb. 7.
Hershey.--- Catherine S., daughter of the late Abram and Mary (Carpenter) Hoover, was born near Strasburg, Lancaster Co., Pa., March 29, 1865; died at the Lancaster General Hospital; aged 84 y. 9 m. 29 d. Death resulted from a heart condition following a fractured hip. She was a member of the Pequea Mennonite Church and attended services as long as her health permitted. On Nov. 7, 1889, she was united in marriage to Ephraim L. Hershey, who survives. Also surviving are 9 children (Chester H., Intercourse, Pa.; Alice-Mrs. I. Leaman, Hershey, Gap, Pa.; with whom she resided; Willis H., Paradise, Pa.; Lena-Mrs. Samuel Finkbiner, Mountville, Pa.; John C., Gordonville, Pa.; Walter L., New Brunswick, N. J.; Mary-Mrs. Jacob Brackbill, Gordonville, Pa; and Henry H., Ronks, Pa.). Funeral services were held Jan. 31 by Martin R. Hershey at the home and by Hershey Sensenig and Joseph Weaver at the Hershey Mennonite Church. Texts: Rev. 21: 1-27; I Peter 4: 17, 18; Phil. 1: 21-23. Interment was made in the Pequea Mennonite Church.
Hursh. --- Evelyn Virginia, daughter of Oscar and Elizabeth Burkholder, was born in Harrisonburg, Va., Nov. 5, 1917; passed away Dec. 15, 1949, following childbirth, at the York, Pa., Hospital; aged 32 y. 1 m. 10 d. On July 27, 1939, she was united in marriage to John F. Hursh, who survives. Also surviving are 3 children (Darlene Joyce, John Barry, and the baby, Carla Marie), her parents, 7 sisters (Mrs. Harry Grube, Mrs. Howard Smith, Mrs. Ruth Kepner, Mrs. Charles Keim, Mrs. Ralph Bushey, Mrs. Ralph Taughinbaugh, Mrs. Sterling Bear), 2 brothers (Orvin and Waldo), and a large number of other relatives and friends. She was a good Christian mother and lived a useful life, loved by many. In her youth she united with the Stony Brook Mennonite Church, York, Pa., remaining faithful until death. Funeral services were held Dec. 20 at the church, with William Martin and Belah Bucher officiating. Interment was made in the Garber Mennonite Cemetery, Menges Mills, Pa.
Kauffman. --- Samuel J. Kauffman was born Nov. 13, 1868 in Lagrange Co, Ind., died Feb. 1, 1950, at his home, Greentown, Ind.; aged 81 y 2 m. 18 d. He moved to the Howard-Miami community about 1900. In 1903 he was married to Priscilla Kaufman, who survives. Also surviving are 5 children (Clayton, Elkhorn, Wis.; Lela Birky and Geneva Birky, both of Kouts, Ind.; Howard and Imogene, at home), 4 grandchildren, 5 brothers (Jacob, Clarksville, Mich.; John Shelbyville, Ill.; Joseph, Middlebury, Ind.; Daniel, Topeka, Ind.; and Eli, Sarasota, Fla.), and many other relatives and friends. One infant son (Loren Joseph) predeceased him. He was a member of the Howard-Miami congregation, Kokomo, Ind. He served as teacher and assistant Sunday-school superintendent for many years. Funeral services were held Feb. 4, in charge of A. G. Horner, assisted by E. J. Hochstedler. Texts: Mal. 3: 6; Ps. 110: 89; Heb. 13: 14; 9: 27. Burial was made in the Schrock Cemetery.
Kilhefner. --- Ralph Kilhefner, was born Sept. 12, 1923; died Oct. 17, 1949; near Fontana, Lebanon Co., Pa.; aged 26 y. 1m . 5 d. An orphan, he was placed in the Mennonite Children's Home at Millersville, Pa., as a baby. At the age of ten he was taken into the home of Mrs. Mary Rohrer and family. Five years later he went to live with her son (John) and wife, where he continued to live until death. In his teens he united with the Mennonite Church, of which he remained a faithful member. He was kind and was willing to do what he could to help, even though he was limited mentally. Surviving are his foster mother, 2 foster brothers, and 2 foster sisters. Funeral services were held at the Gingerich Church, Annville, Pa., by local ministers. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Lee. --- Neil Lee was born near Curtis, Mich., Aug. 16, 1893; passed away at his home, near Gulliver, Mich.; Jan. 28, 1950; aged 56 y. 5 m. 12 d. Death followed a lingering illness. On July 2, 1914, he was united in marriage to Gertrude Moe, of Gould City, who survives. Also surviving are 5 sons (Junior, Gould City, Mich.; Kenneth, Quinton, Vernon, and Donald, Gulliver, Mich.), 17 grandchildren, 2 brothers (John, Marquette, Mich.; and Charles, St. Ignace, Mich.), 4 sisters (Mary Livingston, Sarah Anderson, Rhoda Long, Kate Sherbrook, all of Curtis, Mich.), and a large number of other relatives and friends. He was converted on Dec. 27, 1946, and he and his wife united with the Maple Grove Mennonite Church, Gulliver, Mich., where he faithfully attended services whenever his health permitted. He bore his suffering patiently and had a deep concern for the spiritual welfare of others, especially his family. Funeral services were held Jan. 31 by Norman Weaver, at the Morton Funeral Home, Manistique, Mich. Interment was made in the Fairview Cemetery.
Martin. --- A stillborn son was born to Paul B. and Arlene (Denlinger) Martin, Kinzers, Pa., at the Lancaster General Hospital Feb. 8, 1950. Surviving are his parents, one sister and one brother (Linda Lou and Glenn Paul, at home), 4 grandparents (Elvin and Elva Denlinger, Lancaster, Pa.; Joseph and Mary Martin, Kinzers, Pa.), and 3 great-grandparents (Aaron and Mary Denlinger, Lancaster, Pa.; and Sarah Benner, Lancaster). Interment was made in the Hershey Mennonite Cemetery.
Mast. --- Annie, daughter of the late Joseph and Caroline (Hertzler) Blank, was born near Gap, Pa., Feb. 3, 1869; passed away Nov. 3, 1949, at the home of her daughter (Mrs. Elam Smoker) after a week's illness; aged 80 y. 9 m. On Dec. 29, 1892, she was married to Emanuel Mast, who preceded her in death five years ago. In her youth, she united with the Amish Mennonite Church, remaining a faithful member until death. Surviving are 5 sons (J. Ernest, Montoursville, Pa.; Elam F., Omer B., Parkesburg, Pa.; Paul E., Paradise, Pa.; Marvin H., Embreeville, Pa.), 3 daughters (Lina-Mrs. Chris Miller, Coatesville, Pa.; Elizabeth-Mrs. Elam Smoker, Naomoi-Mrs. Elam G. Stoltzfus, Atglen, Pa.), 32 grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren. She was a loving mother whose good advice will be remembered long. Funeral services were held at the home of her daughter (Elizabeth) by Isaac Kennel and at the Millwood Mennonite Church, Gap, Pa., by Ira Kurtz and Calvin Kennel. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery Nov. 6.
Maust. --- Anna Baker was born near Grantsville, Garrett Co., Md., March 9, 1864; passed peacefully to be with her Lord Jan. 28, 1950; aged 85 y. 10 m. 19 d. On Oct. 29, 1882, she was united in marriage to Daniel W. Maust, after which she transferred her church membership from the Brethren Church to the Springs, Pa., Mennonite Church. In 1891 her husband was ordained deacon and together they gave many years of faithful service to the church and community. She was always interested in and much concerned about the work and welfare of the church of her choice. Her husband, one daughter (Nora-Mrs. J. D. Miller) and 2 sons (Lawrence and William) preceded her in death. Surviving are 9 children (Arthur, Gettysburg, Pa.; Clay, Sugarcreek, Ohio; Clark, Red Lion, Pa.; Myron, Detroit, Mich.; Owen, Sugarcreek, Ohio; Della-Mrs. Ed McLaughlin, Detroit; Carletta-Mrs. George Linker, Detroit; and Alta-Mrs. A. J. Metzler, Scottdale, Pa.), 34 grandchildren, and 18 great-grandchildren. Her health had been failing for several years. Two days before her death she suffered a stroke, passing away at the home of her daughter (Alta) at Scottdale, Pa. A short service was held at the Murphy Funeral Home, Scottdale, Pa., Jan. 29, in charge of J. L. Horst. Funeral services were held the following day at the Springs Church, in charge of Roy Otto. Interment was made in the Springs Cemetery.
Schlegel. --- Daniel, son of Joseph and Mary Schlegel, was born near Milford, Nebr., April 14, 1881; passed away suddenly as the result of a heart condition at his farm home near Friend, Nebr., Jan. 25, 1950; aged 68 y. 9 m. 11 d. On Feb. 12, 1901, he was married to Mary Summers, who survives. Also surviving are one daughter (Jessie, widow of Harve Stutzman), 8 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, 3 brothers, 3 sisters, and a large number of other relatives and friends. One daughter (Nellie) and one granddaughter preceded him in death. In his youth he accepted Christ as his Saviour, uniting with the East Fairview Church, near Milford, Nebr., later transferring his membership to the Milford A. M. congregation. He was a charter member of the latter and remained faithful until death. He was much concerned for the welfare of the church and of his family, and spent much of the time during his last day s reading and studying the Word of God. Funeral services were conducted at the Milford A. M. Church Jan. 27, by W. A. Eicher, assisted by William R. Eicher. Interment was made in the Milford A. M. Cemetery.
Sides. --- Blanche, widow of B. F. Sides, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Aug. 1, 1869; died at the residence of her son-in-law at Bethlehem, Pa., Jan. 17, 1950; aged 80 y. 6 m. 16 d. Her husband preceded her in death nineteen years ago. Surviving are 2 daughters (Pauline-Mrs. Joseph Wennerholt, Bethlehem, Pa., and Maud-Mrs. Robert Carl, Philadelphia, Pa.), 2 grandchildren, 3 brothers (Daniel, Hershey, Pa.; John Lampeter, Pa.; George, New Providence, Pa.), and 4 sisters (Mary, Lancaster, Pa.; Mrs. Struble, Hershey, Pa.; Mrs. Autland, Peach Bottom, Pa.; and Mrs. Edward Miller, Reiffton, Pa.). She was a faithful member of the Bally Mennonite congregation. Funeral services were held at the Reinsmith Funeral Home, Emmaus, Pa. Interment was made in the Old Zionsville Lutheran Cemetery. E. W. Kulp and John S. Kriebel officiated.
Sieber. --- Bertha, daughter of the late J. S. and Elizabeth (Brubaker) Shoemaker, was born May 22, 1885, near Dakota, Ill. On February 10, 1950, at the age of nearly 65 years, she was rewarded with the perfect life. She was married on Sept. 1, 1908, to Charles Sieber, who preceded her in November, 1920. Through the following thirty years of widowhood, her life was spent in cheerful service for her children, for the many sick who benefited from her expert practical nursing, for her father whom she cared for in his last years, and later for the young people of Goshen College, whom she loved and served from 1937 to 1947 in the role of dietitian and cook. At the time of her death her church membership was with the Goshen College congregation, whose fellowship she appreciated deeply. Since 1947 she made her home with her children, passing from this life in the presence of the oldest, Daniel, of Nampa, Idaho. Also remaining to "arise and call her blessed" are John, of Freeport, Ill.; Charles, Twin Falls, Idaho; Elizabeth-Mrs. Ralph Hernley, Scottdale, Pa.; Ruth-Mrs. Robert Reist, Falfurrias, Tex.; and Miriam-Mrs. Millard Lind, Scottdale, Pa. She also leaves 13 grandchildren, 4 sisters (Mrs. A. L. Buzzard and Mrs. A. E. Kreider, of Goshen, Ind.; Mrs. W. F. Unzicker, Freeport, Ill.; and Mrs. W. R. Sanders, Dakota, Ill., and Charles, Scottdale, Pa.) Funeral services were held at Nampa, Idaho, in charge of E. S. and Robert Garber, and at Freeport, Ill., in charge of A. C. Good and Howard J. Zehr. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Swartz. --- Peter Swartz was born May 29, 1881, near Loogootee, Ind.; departed this life following a heart attack Jan. 28, 1950, at the hospital at Standish, Mich.; aged 68 y. 7 m. 29 d. On Jan. 2, 1902, he was united in marriage to Lydia Knepp, who survives. Also surviving are 3 sons and 2 daughters ( Levi, John, Elmer, Rosa-Mrs. Will Jantzi, Edna-Mrs. Lloyd Bender, all of the Riverside congregation), 2 brothers and one sister (Dan, Turner, Mich.; Jake, Loogootee, Ind.; and Hannah-Mrs. Joe Yoder, Fairview, Mich.), 14 grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends. One son (Henry), one daughter (Anna), 2 brothers (John and Joe), and one sister (Lydia) preceded him in death. In 1901, he united with the Amish Mennonite Church. In 1924 he was ordained to the ministry to serve the Riverside congregation, Twining, Mich., and in 1944 he was ordained to the office of bishop. He served the church faithfully until he was called home. Funeral services were in charge of Sam T. Eash at the home and Noah Swartzentruber, Edwin Albrecht, and C. C. Culp at the Riverside Church. Interment was made in the district cemetery.
Thomas. --- Thomas B., son of James and Emily (Groson) Thomas, was born in Culpepper, Va., Feb. 5, 1879; passed away at his home, Pinesburg, Md., Feb. 6, 1950; aged 71 y. 1 d. Surviving are his wife, 3 sons, 5 daughters, one brother 4 sisters, and 9 grandchildren, He was a member of the Pinesburg Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the Leaf Funeral Home, Williamsport, Md., Feb. 10, in charge of Moses K. Horst and John D. Risser. Burial was made in the River View Cemetery, Williamsport, Md.
Weaver. --- Samuel E., son and last survivor of the family of the late Henry B. and Anna (Buckwalter) Weaver, was born April 1, 1872, in Olive Twp., Elkhart Co., Ind.; died Feb. 6, 1950; aged 77 y. 10 m. 5 d. On Nov. 5, 1894, he was united in marriage with Magdalena Eby. This union was blessed with 4 children (Grace-Mrs. Dwight Ehret, Aibonito, Puerto Rico; Merrill C., St. Joseph Co., Ind.; Ivan, deceased; and Levon, also deceased). In 1910 he was converted and united with the Olive Mennonite Church, of which he was a faithful member until death. He lived his entire life in Olive Twp., but his influence for Christ reached many persons. He had charge of the tract work in his home conference district for many years, and was deeply interested in the welfare of his own immediate family as well. For the last six years he had enjoyed good health; but two weeks before his death his former affliction of heart trouble returned. Death came suddenly and unexpectedly. The previous day at a communion service he said that service for others is what made our stay here desirable, and as long as he could serve he wanted to remain. Those surviving are his companion, one daughter, one son, 3 grandsons, one granddaughter, one great-granddaughter, and a large number of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted at the home and at the Olive Mennonite Church Feb. 10 by J. C. Wenger and C. A. Shank. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Transcribed by Marcia Bickel, Kansas.