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An expanded obituary project of MennObits.  Includes additional information of obituaries appearing in
The Mennonite and other newspapers.  
Source of individual obituaries given with each record.  Project managed by Thelma Martin.

 2002  - N to Q

Nauman, Elam P.;   Newswanger, Cora;   Nolt, Aaron W.;   Petersheim, Enos J. Jr.;   Petre, Emma B. Horst ; . .


SS# 188-16-3328   Born: 4-10-1920, Manheim, Lancaster Co., Pa.   Died: 10-5-2002, Ephrata, Pa.

Husband of: Ruth Brubaker Nauman.  Son of: Norman and Hettie Peters Nauman.  Elam was a twin to Enos Nauman.
Survivors: His wife.  Daughters, Nancy J. (Floyd) Weaver of Lititz, Pa., Joyce E. (Gerald) Whisler of Elizabethtown, Pa.  A son, Daryl E. (Cena) Nauman of Millersville, Pa. Grandchildren: 6.  Stepgrandchildren: 7.  Stepgreat-grandchildren: 14.  Sister, Rhoda (Earl) Metgler of Willow Street, Pa.
Brother, Daniel (Reba) Nauman of Ulysses.

Preceded in death by: Brothers, Benjamin, Milton, Enos.  Sister, Elizabeth Herr

Elam worked for several auto dealers and also the Manheim Auto Auction.  He was a member of  Lititz Mennonite Church, Lititz, Pa.

Services: Lititz Mennonite Church, 165 E. Front St., Lititz, Pa. on Wednesday, October 9, 2002, at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. J. Clair Hollinger and Rev. Rodney Martin officiating.  Burial: Hammer Creek Mennonite Cem., Elizabeth Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa.
Original obituary and photo may be obtained from: 
Intelligencer Journal, published Monday,
October 7, 2002, Lancaster, Pa.
Submitted by: Peggy Reichard


Born: 5-4-1918, Ephrata, Lancaster County, Pa. Died: 4-6-2002, Ephrata, Pa. Social Security #: 203-07-4857

Wife of: Raymond Newswanger

Daughter of: The late David and Lydia Weaver Kurtz

Mother of: Paul (Anna Mae Nolt) Newswanger of Gordonville Pa., Raymond (Nancy Burkholder) Newswanger of Terre Hill, Pa.,
Elsie (Lester M.) Martin of Lititz, Pa., Mary (Richard) Hurst of Kleinfeltersville, Pa.

Preceded in death by a daughter Edith Newswanger; two sisters, Mary Good and Ella Sensenig; and two brothers, Norman and Clayton Kurtz. 

Member of Weaverland Mennonite Church, Weaverland Conference.

Funeral:  Tuesday, April 9, 2002 at the Weaverland Church with Bishop Amos G. Marin, Ivan Hurst, Amos K. Martin, and Curvin Zimmerman officiating. Burial: Weaverland Mennonite Church Cem., East Earl, Lancaster County, Pa.

Original obituary can be found in the
Intelligencer Journal, published
Monday April 8, 2002, Lancaster, Pa.
Submitted by: Peggy Reichard

NOLT, Aaron W.
Social Security# 196-38-7936 Born: 8-8-1915, New Holland, Lancaster Co., Pa. Died: 5-1-2002, Ephrata, Pa.

Husband of: Elizabeth G. Nolt Nolt, who survives

Son of: Levi W. and Lydia Weaver Nolt

Survivors: Sons, Elvin N. (Lydia Martin) Nolt of Leola, Pa., And Aaron Jacob (Verna Sensenig) Nolt of Ephrata, Pa.

Daughters, Ella N. (Lloyd) Hoover, and Lydia N. (Paul Z.) Horning, both of Ephrata, Pa., Katie N. (Henry S.) Zimmerman of Lititz, Pa. and Anna N. (Moses B.) Sensenig of East Earl, Pa.  Grandchildren: 38. Great-grandchildren: 45

Aaron was a member of the Groffdale Old Order Mennonite Church, Groffdale Conference. Aaron was a farmer.

Services: From the residence 53 East Farmersville Road, Ephrata, Pa., on Monday, May 6, 2004, at 9:00 a.m., with further services at Groffdale Old Order Mennonite Church, with Bishop Levi N. Martin officiating.  Burial will be  in the adjoining Cemetery.

Original obituary can be obtained from:
Intelligencer Journal, Published Friday May 3, 2002.

Submitted by: Peggy Reichard

PETERSHEIM, Enos J. Jr., age 61yrs

Born: Bart Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa.  Died: 12-6-2002, Gordonville, Pa.

Husband of: Sadie Stoltzfus Petersheim for 41 yrs. Son of: Enos Sr. & Sadie Piehl Petersheim

Survivors: Mother, Sadie Riehl Petersheim.  Sons, Elmer S. (Brenda Barkman) Petersheim of Narvon, Pa., Jerry S. (Linda Marie King)
Petersheim, of Loganville, Pa., Richard (Brooke) Petersheim of Bowmansville, Pa. Daughter, Annie M. (Daniel) Lapp of Gordonville, Pa.
Grandchildren: 20.  Brothers, Melvin R. (Rebecca Lapp) Petersheim and Daniel B. (Barbara Stoltzfus) Petersheim, both of Christiana, Pa., Christian R. (Fannie Fisher) Petersheim and Stephen (Sarah Stoltzfus) Petersheim, both of Paradise, Pa., Elam R. (Annie King) Petersheim of Gordonville, Pa., Omer R. (Sylvia King) Petersheim of Bird-In-Hand, Pa., and John D. (Lydia Stoltzfus) Petersheim of Newville, Pa.

Enos was a member of Old Order Amish Church.

Services: Elam Fisher residence, 4010 Old Philadelphia Pike, Gordonville, Pa. on Monday at 9:00 a.m.  Interment in Dry Hill Cemetery.
Family services by Furman Home for Funerals, Leola, Pa.

Original obituary may be obtained from
Lancaster Intelligencer Journal, published Saturday,

December 7, 2002, Lancaster, Pa.
Submitted by: Peggy Reichard


Petre, Emma B. Horst, 95, of 14228 Paradise Church Road, Hagerstown, died Thursday, Dec. 19, 2002, at her home.

Born Sept. 7, 1907, in Washington County, she was the daughter of the late Martin L. and Mary Baer Horst.

She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Paradise Mennonite Church in Hagerstown.

She is survived by her husband, Russell V. Petre, whom she marred Dec. 3, 1929; eight daughters, Naomi H. Rudolph of Smithsburg, Ruth H. Weaver of Boiling Springs, Pa., Anna H. Martin and Elva H. Martin, both of Hagerstown, Mary E. Petre, at home, Iva H. Petre of Winchester, Va., Lela H. Martin of Gleason, Wis., and Dorcas E. Brubaker of Seven Valleys, Pa.; five sons, Aldus H. Petre of Waynesboro, Pa., Merle H. Petre of Williamsport, Roy H. Petre of Hagerstown, Daniel R. Petre of York, Pa., and Mahlon S. Petre of Gap Mills, W.Va.; one sister, Ada B. Horst of Maugansville; one brother, Mahlon B. Horst of Harrisonburg, Va.; 103 grandchildren; 367 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, Nelson H. Petre; three sisters; two brothers; and seven grandchildren.

Services will be Monday at 10 a.m. at Reiff Mennonite Church near Cearfoss. The Reiff and Paradise Mennonite Church Ministries will officiate. Burial will be in the adjoining church cemetery.

Source Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home
Greencastle, Pa.
Hearld News-com, Hagerstown, MD 12/20/2002
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler, Newport, NH

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