Gospel Herald Obituaries - July, 1909

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Gospel Herald - Vol. II, No. 14 - July 1, 1909, page 223, 224

Stouffer.-- Bro. Christian Stouffer was born in York Co., Pa., in 1831; died in Mahoning Co., O., June 19, 1909; aged 78 y. 3 m. 24 d. He had been a member of the Mennonite Church for many years, was always present at Sunday school and church services, and seldom if ever late. He is survived by his wife, two children and one sister. Funeral services held at the Midway Church, conducted by E. M. Detweiler and Allen Rickert.

Schrag.-- Magdalena, nee Swartzendruber, widow of John Schrag, died June 16, 1909; aged 86 y. 10 d. She leaves to mourn two sons, one daughter, two brothers, three sisters, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Five sons and two daughters have preceded her to the spirit world. Sister Schrag was a consistent member of the A. M. Church from her youth. Her desire was to depart and be with Christ. She was laid to rest in the East Fairview burial ground near Milford, Nebr. Services were conducted by the brethren, Jos. Whitaker, N. E. Roth and Jos. Rediger.
J. R. S.

Hütwohl.-- Georg Walther Hütwohl was born at Steeg bei Bacharach, Germany, Sept. 4, 1892, and died at the same place June 6, 1909; aged 16 y. 9 m. 2 d. Deceased was the fifth child of Jacob and Sophie Hütwohl, and in communicating the news of his death to their family connections, the Heatwoles in America, the grief-stricken family makes known the fact that their intimate, greatly beloved and promising son and brother sank peacefully into death's embrace, and that his untimely departure has caused a sad vacancy in the family circle.
The funeral was held at 3:00 o'clock on the afternoon of the ninth. The surviving brothers and sisters are Mia, Heinrich, Jacob, Otto, Alfred and Hedwig Hütwohl.
L. J. H.

Salzman.-- Mattie, daughter of Bro. and Sister John and Anna Salzman, was born in Illinois, June 10, 1890; died June 11, 1909; aged 19 years. She leaves father, mother, one sister and four brothers to mourn her early departure. Mattie was in apparent good health until about a week before her death she took severe cold. It was thought nothing serious until the day before her death, when it was found that it had developed into pneumonia. The funeral was held at the Sugar Creek Church, near Wayland, Ia., by the brethren Simon Gingerich and Alvin Ropp in English and by S. Gerig and Dan Graber in German. They preached feelingly of the virtues of Mattie. Though she was young in years she was a faithful and true member of the church, and was always anxious to be at peace with everyone, and to see peace in the church. She told all the family good-bye, and told them she was going to a better place. Her loving disposition had won for her many friends.

We miss thee from our home, dear Mattie,
We miss thee from thy place;
A shadow o'er our life is cast,
We miss thy bright and smiling face.

We feel and know that God is just,
May our prayers to Him be given;
And, Mattie dear, we hope and trust
That we may meet in heaven.
A Sympathizing Friend.

Graber.-- Jacob Graber was born June 1, 1862; died May 19 1909; aged 46 y. 6 m. 18 d. He united with the A. M. Church in his youth and was a faithful member till death. He leaves a sorrowing wife and nine children to mourn the departure of a kind and loving husband and Father.* His wife was in Europe at the time of his death. Funeral was held at the Pleasant hill church, June 18.

*Transcriber's note: The word "Father" was capitalized in the original text.

Martin.-- Elias Martin died in his home near Goshen, Ind., June 20, 1909; aged 65 y. 10 m. 6 d. He was buried at Yellow Creek June 23. Funeral services conducted by Henry Schrock of Elkhart Co., Ind., and Jacob Tyson of Mahoning Co., O. Bro. Martin served in the capacity of deacon for a number of years in the Old Mennonite Church and was a faithful adherent to the doctrines of his church. He was highly respected in his neighborhood, and his funeral was largely attended.

Landis.-Sarah H. Weaver was born Sept.5, 1833, in Lancaster Co., Pa. She gave her heart to God and her hand to the church in 1850, while yet young in years. On Sept. 25, 1853, she was united in marriage with Ephraim Landis, also of Lancaster Co., Pa. To this union were born seven children; 2 sons and 5 daughters. Seven years after their marriage they moved to Ohio and located in Stark Co., from which place they moved to Medina Co., where Sister Landis resided until death. Two sons, 4 daughters, 14 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren are left to mourn the loss of a kind mother and grandmother. Sister Landis answered the Reaper's call June 3, 1909, aged 76 y. 8 m. 28 d. Her life was one of kindness and helpfulness to her fellowmen, loyal to her Savior and faithful to the church. Funeral services conducted by I. J. Buchwalter and N. A. Lind from the Wadsworth Mennonite church. She chose her funeral text, II Tim. 4:7, 8.
N. A. Lind.

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Gospel Herald - Vol. II, No. 15 - July 8, 1909, page 240

Zook.-- Levi, infant son of Bro. and Sister D. D. and Ella Zook of Newton, Kans., died June 25, 1909, of cholera infantum; aged 5m. 25d. One more little one gone to live with Jesus, and forever freed from the world's temptations. May we so live that we may meet him again.
H. A. H.

Hostetler.-- Emma Rebecca (Kropf) Hostetler, wife of Bro. Simon G. Hostetler of near Hubbard, Oreg., was born June 22, 1881; died June 23, 1909; aged 28 y. 5 m. 1 d. Buried in Zion A. M. Cemetery, June 24. Services by Jos. Schlegel in German and A. P. Troyer in English. Texts, Phil. 1:21-23 and II Tim. 4:6. She leaves husband, two children, parents, four brothers and three sisters to mourn her early departure. May God comfort and bless the bereaved.

Yoder.-- Elizabeth Kauffman Yoder was born Oct. 6, 1831, and died June 25, 1909; aged 77 y. 8 m. 19 d. She is survived by 4 children, 25 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren; also 5 brothers and 3 sisters. Funeral services conducted by S. G. Shetler. Text, II Tim. 4:8, latter clause. She was a member of the A. M. Church. After the service she was tenderly laid to rest in the family graveyard. Let us look up, take courage, and trust in Him who is able to raise us up at the last day.

Saltzman.-- Jacob Saltzman was born in Alsace-Lorraine Dec. 1, 1834; died at his home in Woodford Co., Ill., June 23, 1909; aged 75y. 6m. 22d. At the age of 21, he came to this country and settled in Woodford Co., where he spent the remainder of his life. In early years he united with the Mennonite Church, of which he was a faithful member to the end. In 1857 he united in marriage with Magdalena Beller, who survives him. He leaves to mourn his departure, a bereaved wife, 4 sons, 2 daughters, 33 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Four grandchildren and one great-grandchild preceded him to the spirit world. Peace to his ashes. He was buried June 26, in the cemetery near his home. Funeral services conducted in German by Bro. Peter Zimmerman and Bro. Jonas Litwiler, and in English by Bro. George Summer.

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Gospel Herald - Vol. II, No. 16 - July 15, 1909, page 255, 256


Sours.-- Reuben Sours died at the home of his son, John Sours, in Hopkins Gap, June 23, 1909; aged 77 y. 5 m. 17 d. He was baptized in his infancy to the Lutheran church, to which he belonged until a few years ago, at which time he united with the Mennonite Church, by being re-baptized. Funeral service June 24, conducted by S. H. Rhodes at the Gospel Hill church from II Cor. 5:1, after which he was laid to rest in the graveyard adjoining the Mt. Clinton Church.

Dambach.-- On April ", 1909, Joseph M., son of Joseph H. and Lizzie Dambach, died of typhoid pneumonia; aged 17 y. 4 m. 3 d. All that human hands could do could not save him. He leaves father, 2 brothers and 4 sisters. His mother preceded him to the spirit world a little over a year. While he was young, and everybody respected him, he had not yet accepted Christ. Funeral services were held at the Habaker's Church, conducted by Henry Haverstick and John Mosimann.
A sympathizing friend.

Otto.-- Alfred Otto was born May 2, 1847; died June 27, 1909; aged 62 y. 1 m. 25 d. Brother Otto was born near Harmony, Pa. His mother died in his early childhood. He was married twice. The first time to Leah Miller, about 30 years ago, who died about five years ago. About three years ago he was married to Barbara Yoder, who with several brothers and sisters is left to mourn his departure. Funeral services were held at the home Tuesday afternoon; funeral proper at the Midway Church, Bro. E. M. Detweiler assisted by D. S. Lehman officiating. Interment in adjoining cemetery.

Dambach.-- On June 10, 1909, near Columbia, Martin Witmer, son of Amos H. and Annie L. Dambach was found dead in bed; aged 27 y. 6 m. 13 d. This young man was subject to convulsions since he was a boy and as age increased, became more afflicted, his mind also being somewhat disturbed at times. He was a member of the United Brethren Church, but of late years seemed to wander away from it on account of the condition of mind. He leaves to mourn his his [sic] loss, father and mother, three brothers, and four sisters. Funeral services were held at Habaker's Church bu Henry Haverstick and John Mosimann. Peace to his ashes
A sympathizing friend.

Burkholder.-- Annie Eliza, widow of the late David Burkholder, died of consumption at the home of her son, Oscar, near Dale Enterprise, Va., June 25, 1909; aged 65 y. 25 d. She had long been a member of the Mennonite Church, and saw all her children in the church of her choice. She had been failing for some months, and felt that her time on earth was drawing to a close. She expressed her willingness to be submissive to the will of the Lord, feeling that a glorious resurrection was awaiting her. She leaves one son and two daughters to mourn their loss. Funeral services June 27 were conducted by S. H. Rhodes and J. S. Martin, from Heb. 4:9, at the Weaver Church, after which she was laid to rest in the cemetery near by.

McGowen.-- On June 25, near Mylan, Colo., Milo, son of Pre. Jas. H. McGowen of Nappanee, Ind.; aged 25 y. 9 m. 25 d.* About two years ago he was united in marriage to Maytie Essig, after which they went West and took up a claim near Mylan, Colo., where they experienced the trials of pioneer life till on the above date, when he was instantly killed by a bolt of lightning. His wife at once prepared and brought the remains back to Nappanee, Ind. Where on the 28, a very large concourse of neighbors and relatives gathered to pay their sympathy and respect to the dead and mourning.* May this loud call which came so suddenly and unexpectedly be a warning and reminder to all the unprepared. Services by D. Burkholder and D. J. Johns from Matt. 24:44.

*Transcriber's note: Sentences typed as written.

Krieder.-- Aaron W. Krieder died at his home in East Earl Township, Lancaster Co., Pa., on Tuesday morning, July 6; aged 30 y. 2 m. 21 d. He had gone to the barn to prepare for hauling wheat into his barn, and fell from the over-head. After walking to the house, and telling his wife what happened, he died in a short time. He leaves a wife and three small children, also his mother, Catharine Krieder, and several brothers and sisters.
Funeral at Martindale M. H., where John Kurtz and Jonas Martin preached to many people. Text, Matt. 24:42: "Watch therefore, for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.*

*Transcriber's note: No end quotes here in original.

Wyse.-- Sister Catherine (Roth), wife of Bro. Peter Wyse, was born in France, May 14, 1850; died at her home or [sic] heart failure, July 2, 1909; aged 59 y. 1 m. 18 d. At the age of about six years she came with her parents to Henry Co., Iowa, and lived here until death. On April 6, 1876, she was married to Bro. Wyse, and this union was blessed with 9 children, 7 daughters and 2 sons. One daughter preceded her mother to the other shore in her infancy. She leaves to mourn her departure, a sorrowing husband, 6 daughters, 2 sons, and 4 grandchildren, also 2 brothers, 1 sister and a host of friends. We need not mourn as those who have no hope, as she accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Savior in her youth, and remained a faithful member of the A. M. Church until the end.
Funeral services were held July 4 at the Sugar Creek Church, conducted by the brethren S. Gerig in German and Simon Gingerich in English. Her body was laid to rest in the cemetery near by. Text, Heb. 4:9.

Burkholder.-- Bishop John Burkholder was born Feb. 24, 1838; died June 24, 1909; aged 71 y. 4 m. 4 d. He was the third son of Abraham and Barbara Burkholder, who in the spring of 1835 moved to Mahoning Co., O. At an early age he bought the home farm east of E. Lewistown, and occupied it to within about five years of his death. For several years he resided near North Lima and then moved to E. Lewistown. His education was limited. Notwithstanding this he could speak and write freely both in the English and German language. His preaching in the last years was practically all done in English. On Jan. 12, 1862, he was married to Mary Myers, to which union were born one son and two daughters, namely, Samuel Burkholder, Susan Mellinger and Ellen Mellinger, all of whom survive. The same year he was married, both he and his life companion were received into the Mennonite Church by water baptism. Seventeen years later, Oct. 12, 1879, he was called to the ministry, and on Sept. 25, 1886, he was chosen bishop to assist Bish. Joseph Bixler. In this responsible position he labored faithfully until death relieved him.
In the death of Bro. Burkholder, his wife lost a loving husband, the children an affectionate father, the public and honest, upright neighbor and citizen. The Mennonite Churches of Columbiana and Mahoning counties mourn the loss of a man whose counsel meant much to them. He was reserved and thoughtful in his decisions, exercised patience and forbearance, yet was firm in the principles and doctrines of the church. Notwithstanding his age, he usually would take a turn with other ministering brethren in handing out the bread of life.
His health throughout the greater portion of his life was good, though he had several severe attacks of appendicitis in recent years. His health this summer seemed real good up to June 24, when at night he retired apparently well. The following morning he was taken seriously ill with typhoid pneumonia and other complications and despite all efforts he grew rapidly worse until Monday afternoon at three o'clock he passed to his eternal reward. He retained consciousness up to within a very short time before his death.
Brief services were held at his late home Wednesday forenoon at 9:30. Funeral proper at the Midway Church where impressive services were held in the presence of a large congregation. Sermon by E. M. Detweiler (I Pet. 1:24,25) and Bro. A. J. Steiner (John 14:1-3), assisted by the brethren Allen Rickert, David Lehman and P. E. Whitmer. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.

Wiker.-- Hettie Wiker was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Dec. 17, 1846; died June 29, 1909; aged 63 y. 5 m. 29 d. She leaves to mourn her departure three children and one brother, her husband having preceded her to the spirit world about four years ago. Sister Wiker was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for a number of years, and as the end drew near, she expressed a desire to depart and be with Christ. Funeral services were held July 1, conducted by A. C. Good, from II Tim. 4:7,8, the text she had chosen shortly before her death.

Nafzinger.-- Bro. Peter Nafzinger of Hopedale, Ill., died June 24, 1909, at the age of 79 y. 9 m. His disease was cancer, from which he suffered for several years. He was bed-fast about seven months before death released him from his terrible pain. Five sons and two daughters are left to mourn, but they mourn not as those who have no hope. He was buried on June 26. Sermons were preached by J. C. Birky from I Pet. 4:17,18, and M. Kinsinger from Heb. 4:1.

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Gospel Herald - Vol. II, No. 17 - July 22, 1909, page 271

Hartzler.-- Mary Yoder was born April 14, 1840, in Mifflin Co., Pa. She was a member of the A. M. Church from her youth. She was married to D. E. Hartzler in 1871. To this union were born one son and four daughters. She died July 5, 1909, near Garden City, MO; aged 69 y. 2 m. 21 d. Her husband, one son, one daughter and four grandchildren survive her. D. D. Culp.

Moyer.-- Mary Magdalene (Gehman) Moyer, wife of Bro. Henry B. Moyer of near Souderton, Pa., was born Oct 12, 1858; died July 7, 1909; aged 50 y. 8 m. 25 d. Her death was a shock to the community. Although she was failing in health for a year, it was not thought so serious, as she had not been bedfast. She was preparing to retire, when the death angel came seemingly unknown to her. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for many years, always having a cheerful countenance. On Nov. 6, 1880 she was married to Henry B. Moyer, who with one son survives; also an aged mother, four brothers and one sister. Funeral services were held July 13, by Mahlon Souder at the house; at the Rockhill Mennonite Church by Jonas Mininger in German, and J. B. Brunk in English. Interment in adjoining graveyard.

Shank.-- Bro. John S. Shank of Greencastle, Pa., died suddenly Monday. Cause was dilation of the heart. People considered him to be in the very best of health. In the morning he drove to the farm and helped to gather in the first few loads of wheat, but before 3.00 o'clock the Lord of harvest called him from his labors here to the reward above. There were but few minutes warning if at all. For a number of years he was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church. His age was 59 y. 6 m. 17 d. He leaves behind him two sons and one daughter. Funeral services Thursday, July 9, at Reiff's Church. Sermon by C. R. Strite and George S. Keener.
This sudden death has proved to be a great shock to the whole community. Many can scarcely realize that he is gone. It is our earnest prayer that this call of death to one much loved may prove to be an effectual call to eternal life in Christ for some who remain. --- - - - - A Nephew.

Hershey.-- Margaret Eby, wife of Pre. Jacob R. Hershey, died July 8, 1909, at the home of her son, Jacob, where she resided for many years. Aged 89 y. 11 m. 24 d. She was confined to her bed for seven weeks, after which death ended her suffering. She leaves her husband, now in his 92nd year. They shared together a married life of over 70 years. The deceased was since her youth a faithful member of the Mennonite Church, and a helpmeet of her husband in his ministering duties. She is survived by 3 sons, 3 daughters, 2 brothers, 47 grandchildren, a large number of great-grandchildren, and a few great-great-grandchildren. There were 5 generations represented at the funeral, which took place at the home of her son Jacob, July 10. Pre. John B. Senger conducted the services at the home. The services were further continued at Hershey's Church at 2 p. m. by the brethren, Amos Hoover and Christian Brackbill. The text selected by her husband was II Cor. 5:1. She was buried in the old grave yard a half mile from the church, where she often expressed a desire to go. We believe she is safe in the arms of Jesus. -------- A Grandchild.

Friedt.-- Sarah, daughter of Christian and Magdalene Myers, was born in Bucks Co., Pa., Sept. 19, 1836. She had 2 brothers and 6 sisters, all of whom preceded her to the eternal world. While but an infant she immigrated with her parents to Ohio, settling in Medina Co., where she resided until her death. She was united in holy matrimony to Daniel Friedt, Jan. 1, 1857. To this union were born 5 sons and 4 daughters. She died July 1, 1909; aged 72 y. 9 m. 12 d. She leaves husband, 8 children, 14 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren, besides other relatives and friends, to mourn her departure. She was in the service of the Lord about 47 years, and a member of the Mennonite Church. That she has been a peaceable, obedient and faithful member, is testimony of her bishop. While the church mourns the loss of a faithful member, and husband of an affectionate and devoted companion, and the children of a kind and loving mother, yet we rejoice for the blessed assurance that she has fought a good fight, has kept the faith, and has gone to enjoy the crown of righteousness as her eternal reward. Funeral services held at the Guilford Mennonite Church, Saturday, July 3, conducted by Isaac Good in English, Henry Horst in German, from II Tim. 4:6-8.

Bowman.-- Catharine Eby, widow of the late Isaac Bowman, was born in Berlin, Ont., in 1830; died July 6, 1909; aged 79 y. 1 m. 2 d. She is survived by five sons and four daughters. She was a faithful sister in the Mennonite Church. Funeral services were conducted in the Berlin Mennonite Church, by Noah Stauffer and Simon Swartz. Text, Psa. 16:11 and Mark 14:8. Buried in cemetery near Hagy Church.

Zeller.-- Catharine Schiedel, widow of the late Jacob Zeller, was born Nov. 26, 1826; died July 6, 1909; aged 83 y. 7 m. 16 d. She was the mother of 11 children, (9 living), 52 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. She was a consistent member of the Mennonite Church for many years. Funeral services July 8 at the Cressman Church, conducted by Noah Stauffer and ----- Cover. Text, Job 5:26.

Davis.-- Ida L., wife of Samuel Davis of Franklin Co., Pa., was born June 26, 1880; died of cancer, July 8, 1909; aged 29 y. 12 d. Sister Davis and husband united with the Mennonite Church a short time before her death. She leaves husband, 4 small children; also mother, 2 brothers and 1 sister to mourn her early departure. Services were conducted at the Chambersburg Mennonite Church by the brethren, William Hege and George Ernst. Text, Psa. 63:6,7. By her cousin.

Eash.-- The death angel has again entered our midst and taken from us Bro. Henry Eash, who died of tuberculosis Sunday morning, July 10, after about six months of suffering. His age was 34 y. 8 m. and a few days. He leaves a sorrowing wife, 2 sons, 1 daughter, 5 brothers, 6 sisters and a host of sympathizing friends to mourn their loss; but they mourn not as those who have no hope. Funeral services on Monday, July 12, in the barn of E. J. Miller near Bennett's Switch, Ind., where a larger concourse of people had gathered to pay their last tribute of respect, conducted by E. J. S. Miller and C. E. Hochstetler. Texts, Jno. 5, 21-30 and I Thess. 4:13-18.

Christian.-- Fannie Elizabeth, wife of Samuel Christian, departed this life at their home near Dale Enterprise, Va., on July 7, 1909; aged 38 y. 4 m. 5 d. For several years she had been a sufferer from the dreaded disease, consumption. Her maiden name was Estep, and she is the last of her family of father, mother and three adult children to cross over the Jordan of death. Three small children, Clarence, Amos and Bertha, for whom she was so greatly concerned before death, are left with the sorrowing husband and father to mourn her departure. Funeral services were held from Weaver's M. H. on the 9th with J. S. Martin and S. H. Rhodes officiating. L. J. H.

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Gospel Herald - Vol. II, No. 18 - July 29, 1909, page 287, 288*

*Transcriber's note: Page 288 is actually printed as 272 in this issue.

Kauffman.-- On April 21, 1909, near Kinzers, Pa., Sister Anna Kauffman, widow of the late Pre. Jonathan Kauffman, aged 73 y. 10 m. 20 d., died of cancer. She had been ailing for several months and gradually grew worse until death relieved her of her suffering. She bore her suffering patiently and on several occasions said, "The Lord's will be done." She leaves 4 sons, 2 daughters, 24 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren to mourn their loss, but we trust that our loss is her eternal gain. Two daughters and one son preceded her to the spirit world. Funeral services were conducted by John Zook and Jacob Lapp.
A granddaughter.

Hollinger.-- Mabel R. Hollinger died of consumption at her home in Terre Hill on July 17, after an illness of several months. Funeral was held July 20. Services and interment at Weaverland, where a very large concourse of people assembled to pay the last tribute of respect to one beloved by all. She was a consistent member of the Mennonite Church, and was found at her place in church and Sunday school whenever possible. Sister Mabel was of a meek and quiet disposition, very unassuming and modest. Her walk and conduct was not like many others of these days, who unite with the church and still continue to follow the fashions of the world. May her quiet, devoted Christian life be the means of bringing many of us to more fully consecrate our lives to the Master's service. Her age was 19 y. 7 m. 25 d. Services were conducted by the brethren Benj. Weaver, John M. Souder and I. B. Good.
J. W. W.

Wambold.-- Carrie Licina Smith was born in the present city of Elkhart, Ind., Jan. 12, 1862; grew to womanhood on Elkhart Prairie, where she married Menno S. Wambold, March 20, 1883. In 1884 they moved to the present family residence in Harrison township, Elkhart Co. In the spring of 1892 she was converted and in July united with the church of her choice. Faithfulness was her motto. She suffered much from bodily afflictions for a number of years. In April of the present year she fully resigned herself to the will of the heavenly Father and peacefully fell asleep in Jesus, on the morning of July 12, 1909; aged 47 y. 6 m. One daughter preceded her to the eternal home in 1892. She leaves a sorrowing husband, a son, 2 daughters, 3 brothers and 2 sisters to mourn her early departure. She was buried July 14 in the Yellow Creek Mennonite Cemetery. Funeral services were conducted by George Lambert and Jacob Christophel. The Lord comfort the sorrowing hearts of the afflicted ones, remembering that she is not lost, but only gone before.
J. F. F.

Miller.-- John F., son of Andrew and Sallie Miller, was born July 12, 1909; died July 19, 1909 aged 3 m. 7 d.* Leaves to mourn, father, mother and two little brothers. Funeral services were held by the brethren Jos. Rediger, Jacob Stauffer and N. E. Roth. Text, I Pet. 1:24,25 and John 13:7. He was buried in the East Fairview burial ground, July 20. Little Johnnie was budded on earth to bloom in heaven. May God comfort the bereaved parents with His Word.
J. R. S.

* Transcriber's note: Typed as written; there is conflict between dates and age.

Schrock.-- Grace M. Schrock, daughter of John and Sister Mary Miller of LaGrange Co., Ind., was born July 20 1880; died July 3, 1909; aged 28 y. 11 m. 13 d. On Sept. 14, 1901, she was united in marriage with Bro. John Schrock. To this union were born one son and one daughter. In the year 1894 she united with the Mennonite Church at Shore, LaGrange Co., Ind. In the death of Sister Schrock the church has lost one of her most faithful young sisters. She was a model Christian, ever faithful to the doctrines of the church. By her amiable disposition she won many warm friends. She leaves a husband, two children, father, mother, one brother and two sisters, besides many relatives and friends, whose loss is her eternal gain. Funeral was held July 5, at the Shore Church, and was conducted by A. S. Cripe in English assisted in German by Y. C. Miller.
Dear husband, don't think of me as in the tomb,
For I did not fear its dark shadow nor gloom,
Nor did I fear, though the river be wide,
For Jesus has carried me over the tide.

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