Gospel Herald Obituaries - April, 1910

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Gospel Herald - Volume III, Number 1 - April 7, 1910 - page 15,16

Lantz.--An infant daughter of David and Edna Lantz was born March 17, 1910, and died March 23. Funeral services at the home of the parents, conducted by Joseph Schlegel and J. J. Johns. Texts, Matt. 9:18-25 and Matt. 24:42.

Gains.--Barbara Gains died of dropsy near Lilly, Va., Feb. 28, aged about 60 years. She was a member of the Mennonite Church. Funeral services were conducted March 29, at the Dry River Church by B. J. Heatwole and Joseph H. Coffman from Eccl. 12:13. Interred in the cemetery nearby.

Sauers.--Annie, wife of Frank Sauers, died of consumption at their home in the Hopkins Gap neighborhood, March 23, 1910; aged 24 y. 6 m. 15 d. She had been a member of the Mennonite Church for some time. Funeral services were conducted Monday by S. H. Rhodes at the Gospel Hill church. Text, Job 14:14. Interred in the cemetery nearby.

Eichelberger.--Maria Eichelberger was born in Germany Dec. 3, 1844; died near Hydro, Okla., March 21, 1910; aged 65 y. 3 m. 18 d. Three sons, 14 grandchildren, 2 sisters and many friends mourn her death. Funeral sermon at the Fairview Church by Joseph Schlegel of Hydro, and Jacob Schmucker of Sterling, Kans. Peace to her ashes.

Heatwole.--Hugh S. Heatwole of Pleasant Valley, Va., died March 14 at the University Hospital, Charlottesville, Va., aged 55 y. 11 d. He had suffered from an attack of lagrippe, which was followed by a mastoid abscess behind the left ear. He was taken to the hospital a few days before his death, when a minor operation was performed, his condition prohibiting more heroic measures on the surgeon's part. Blood poisoning developed rapidly, and it was soon found to be a hopeless case. He was a member of the Old Order Mennonite Church. He leaves a widow and three sons. Funeral services were conducted at the Pleasant View Church, March 17, by J. D. Wenger and Emanuel Heatwole from Job 14:1. Interred in the cemetery nearby.

Linder.--Peter Linder was born in Alsace, France, May 8, 1839; died March 24, 1910; aged 70 y. 10 m. 16 d. He came to America with his parents 62 years ago, and lived in Stark Co. the remainder of his life. He was united in marriage with Barbara Graybill, June 22, 1861. This union was blessed with 14 children, his companion and one son preceded him about four years ago, also one son and 3 daughters in their infancy. He leaves 9 sons, 25 grandchildren, 2 sisters and many friends to mourn the departure of a kind father and a faithful member and peaceful worker of the A. M. Church from his youth. During his sickness (apoplexy) he was very patient and longed to have a better home. Funeral services by Benj. Gerig, John A. Liechty and John Sommer. Texts, Eccl. 12:5; John 11:24,25.

Campbell.--Margaret, widow of John Campbell, died of consumption, March 23, at her home in Elizabethtown, Pa., aged 78 years. She is survived by 3 sons, 3 daughters and was a grandmother of 30 grandchildren. She was a member of the Mennonite Church for a number of years, and always tried to fill her place in church. She bore her sickness patiently to the end, although she suffered a great deal. She always looked to that Great One who is so willing to help us, and many a prayer went up in behalf of her children. Oh let us take this as a call, for our good. Are we prepared to meet her in that bright home above? If not, we have promise of today, but not for tomorrow. Funeral services in the Mennonite Church in Elizabethtown, March 27; buried at Bossler's. Services in English by Simon B. Landis and by Levi Ebersole in German. Peace to her ashes.

Esch.--Christian Esch was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., and died March 26, 1910, aged 50 y. 4 m. 28 d. He had taken a severe attack of pneumonia only four days previous to the day of his death, being hale and hearty during his entire life. He was married to Lydia Byler, who still survives him with one young daughter and a son to mourn his departure.
Bro. Esch was a member of the Amish Mennonite Church. He was a kind and loving father and was greatly respected by all who knew him for his remarkable disposition in public. He sustained a great loss about two years ago when their only daughter and son died with diphtheria. The funeral was held at his home, March 29, and also the same day at Millwood, where he was a farmer resident of the vicinity and was conducted by Bishop Gideon Stoltzfus and John S. Mast. Interment in the Millwood Cemetery.

Hershey.--Samuel, son of Moses and Margaret Hershey, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Oct. 14, 1886; died in Intercourse, Pa., March 28, 1910; aged 23 y. 5 m. 14 d. His death resulted from a complication of diseases. He was no strong, hearty boy, his health having failed him for a number of years; yet he bore his sickness patiently to the end. He was a regular attendant at Sunday school, was a bright, cheerful boy, having a smile for whoever he met. At the age of seventeen he gave his heart to God and united with the Mennonite Church and remained faithful to the end. He leaves father, mother, 2 brothers, 4 sisters and many relatives to mourn their loss. His brothers and sisters are, Henry, of Intercourse, Jacob of Strasburg and Lydia, Amanda, Mary and Fannie at home. Funeral services Mar. 30 conducted at the house by Bro. C. Brackbill and at Hershey's Church by Bros. Isaac Eby and Amos Hoover.

Zimmerman.--Anna (Hege), wife of Jonas B. Zimmerman, died Feb. 26, 1910, at her late home 516 West Main street, Machanicsburg, Pa. She was born near Scotland, Pa., May 25, 1842. She was 67 y. 9 m. 1 d. old. She leaves a husband and 7 children to mourn her loss. Her death was due to neuralgia of the heart. She had been in ill health for sometime, but the last three weeks she was confined to her bed. She was very patient during her illness. She was a kind and loving mother and has set many good examples for her family to follow after. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for the past forty years. We have lost our darling mother,
She has bid us all adieu;
She has gone to live in heaven,
And her form is lost to view.
Oh, that dear one, how we loved her!
Oh, how hard to give her up!
But an angel came down for her
And removed her from our flock.

Transcriber's note: -- 516 West Main street, Machanicsburg, -- street is lowercase in copy and i am wondering if it should be mEchanicsburg or perhaps there is both in good old Pennsylvania but i know there is a Mechanicsburg

King.--Barbara E. (Yoder) King was born in Logan Co., O., July 2, 1845; died March 26, 1910; aged 54 y. 8 m. 24 d. She was married to Levi J. King in January 1870. To this union were born 11 children, 3 of whom preceded her to the great beyond. She leaves a husband, 8 children, 4 grandchildren living and one dead, 3 brothers and 3 sisters. She confessed faith in Christ in her early life, and remained a faithful member of the Mennonite Church until death. Three of her sons now living, have been called into the ministry, while several of her daughters are also doing active mission work.
She had been afflicted with heart trouble for nearly three years but bore her afflictions patiently. She was much concerned about the welfare of her children, and her heart's desire was that they should all believe on the Lord Jesus Christ as their personal Savior. Her prayers and advice will be missed by those she loved.
Funeral services were held at the Walnut Grove M. H., March 28, conducted by J. B. Smith, assisted by C. H. Byler.

Benner.--Testen Benner of Thompsontown, Pa., was born in Montgomery Co., Pa., Nov. 9, 1823; died March 27, 1910 aged 86 y. 4 m. 18 d. He was first married to Susannah Winey, to whom were born seven children; of these five survive him--John of Akron, O., Jacob, steward of the Mennonite Home, Lancaster, Pa., Christian, of Lansdale, Pa., Sallie Shelley, of Locust Run, Pa., and Abram of Thompsontown, Pa. After the death of his first wife, he was married to Sarah Ramer, to whom three sons and one daughter were born: David, of Thompsontown, Pa., Susan Graybill, of East Earl, Pa., and Henry, of New Holland, Pa., yet remain. Death was due to the infirmities of old age, which he bore with much patience and cheerfulness. He was a consistent member and a staunch supporter of the Mennonite Church. His place in the Church was seldom vacant. Father in his old age often longed to depart and be at rest. God answered his request and we have the blessed hope that he has gone to the home of the blest. Services at the house by Samuel Leiter and at the M. H. by William Graybill from I Pet. 1:4, 5. Services and burial at the Lost Creek M. H. ------- By a son.

Transcriber's note: "Testen" is copy and -- His place in the Church was seldom vacant. -- yes church is capped on copy

Hershberger.--Gladys B., daughter of Bro. Lloyd I. and Sister Matilda Hershberger, was born in Elkhart Co., Ind., June 21, 1909, and died in Goshen, Ind., of spinal meningitis, March 23, 1910; aged 9 m. 2 d. Funeral services were conducted at the house of the Brethren in Goshen on March 25 by Bro. J. S. Hartzler. Text, "The Lord has given, the Lord taketh away; blessed be the name of the Lord." Interment in the Olive cemetery.

Transcribed by Martha E. Heath, Indiana


Gospel Herald - Volume III, Number 2 - April 14, 1910 - page 31

Oesch.--Infant son of John and Mary Oesch was born near Emma, Ind., March 31, 1910; died April 3, 1910. Funeral services at the home by Oscar Hostetler, assisted by Amos Cripe.

Beidler.--Lloyd Malcolm, son of Charles and Clara Beidler, was born Nov. 22, 1909; died of pneumonia March 31, 1910; aged 4 m. 8 d. He was buried April 1 at the Mennonite Cemetery. Funeral services by J. S. Shoemaker, assisted by Wm. Sieber and S. E. Graybill. Text, II Kings 4:26.

Burkhart.--Elmer K., son of Andrew and Frances Burkhart of Washingtonville, O., died of whooping cough, March 31, 1910; aged 1 y. 18 d. The funeral was held at the Midway Church, April 2. Services were conducted by the brethren, E. M. Detweiler and David Lehman. May the Lord comfort Bro. and Sister Burkhart in their bereavement.

Foust.--Bro. Geo. M. Foust of near Scotland, Pa., died April 4 of the infirmities of old age. He was aged 75 y. 10 m. 15 d. He is survived by one son, Geo. A., and Mrs. Sarah Morrison, an only sister. Funeral April 6 at the Mennonite Church north of Chambersburg, Pa., where services were conducted by the brethren, Joseph H. Martin of Shippensburg, Pa., and Geo. S. Keener of Hagerstown, Md.

Martin.--Viola Blanche, daughter of Levi Martin of Princeton, N. J., was born May 12, 1898; died March 26, 1910; aged 11 y. 8 m. 14 d. She leaves a father, mother, 4 brothers and 2 sisters to mourn her departure. Funeral services were held in the Chambersburg Mennonite Church, Mar. 29, 1910, conducted by Bros. G. W. Ernst and W. W. Hege. Text, Jer. 15:9. "She hath given up the ghost; her sun is gone down while it is yet day." Interment in the graveyard adjoining.

Livingston.--Annie, daughter of Bro. Jacob and Sister Ella Livingston of near Davidsville, Pa., was born Dec. 5, 1900; died March 29, 1910; aged 9 y. 3 m. 24 d. Annie was a bright child, but the disease of dropsy took hold of her and caused her to suffer a great deal of pain; but when she came to the dying hour she gave all her friends goodbye. She was buried March 30 at the Blough Church. Funeral services were conducted by S. D. Yoder, Simon Layman and L. A. Blough.

Fisher.--Ruby Viola, infant daughter of Joel and Ida Fisher, was born Jan. 7, 1910; died March 31, 1910; aged 2 m. 24 d. Interment at Zion Cemetery. Services in English by Bro. Geo. C. Carl; in German by Bro. Dan Roth. Text, Mark 10:13-16. He was buried April 1, 1910. Little Ruby Viola was one of three (triplets) girl babies that came to bless the home of Bro. and Sister Fisher. But God who gave them, saw fit to call one home in its infancy. He will bless the bereaved parents, and remaining little sisters to His name's honor and glory.

Transcriber's note: He-- was buried -- should be -- She

Lehman.--Sister Elizabeth (Hunsecker) Lehman of near Chambersburg, Pa., widow of Pre. Samuel D. Lehman, died April 1, 1910, of hemorrhage of the lungs. Death came to her very suddenly. She seemed to have some premonitions that her end was near. She was buried April 4, at the Chambersburg Mennonite Church. Services were conducted by Bros. D. E. Kuhns and Jos. H. Martin. Texts, Psa. 90 and Mark 13:35-37.
Her age was 72 y. 8 m. 7 d. She is survived by one son, 2 daughters, 4 brothers and 4 sisters. May Psa. 55:22 be the portion of the bereft ones.

Shenk.--Sister Anna H. Shenk was born in Manor Twp., July 24, 1885; died March 31, 1910. She united with the Mennonite Church and has left us a hope that she is going home to glory where the dear ones have gone and said we shall meet her there. She leaves a sorrowing mother , five brothers and four sisters to mourn their loss, but not without hope. We long to meet her.
Dearest Anna, how we miss thee;
Thou has gone from earth away
To rejoice with the dear Savior
In the realms of endless day.
A Sister.

Roth.--Joseph R. Roth was born Jan. 8, 1838, near Logelbach, Alsace, Germany; immigrated to Canada in 1852. From there he went to Iowa, where he was married to Mary Egli, Nov. 29, 1866, near Trenton, Henry Co. To this union were born ten children. Two daughters died in their infancy. His wife, 4 sons and 4 daughters survive him near Woodburn, Oreg., where he died March 28, 1910; aged 72 y. 2 m. 20 d. The deceased was a brother in the Amish Mennonite Church. Funeral services were conducted in both languages, by Bro. A. P. Troyer in English, and D. J. Kropf in German. Text, Rev. 21.

Zook.--Andrew Zook was born in Howard Co., Ind., July 30, 1871; died in Miami Co., Ind., March 27, 1910; aged 38 y. 7 m. 27 d. He was united in marriage to Jemima Schrock, Nov. 3, 1896. To this union were born four sons. He united with the Amish Mennonite Church in 1893, and remained a faithful member until death. He leaves to mourn his departure a wife, 4 sons, and 3 sisters. His father, mother, and 2 brothers preceded him to the spirit world. Funeral services March 30 at the A. M. Church, conducted by N. M. Slabaugh from I Thess. 4:13,14, and E. A. Mast from I Cor. 15:51-58. Peace to his ashes.

Williams.--Levi Williams was born in 1830 near Lexington, Ky.; died near White Cloud, Mich., March 17, 1910. Funeral services were held at the house by Jacob P. Miller. He leaves a beloved companion, two sons and one daughter, and a number of grandchildren, but they mourn not as though they had no hope. Although Bro. Williams was a colored man, he was a bright example to the world. He united with the Christian Church 50 years ago and was faithful to the end. He suffered great pain the last two weeks, but bore it patiently, fully trusting in a risen Redeemer. May the Lord comfort the widow and children is our prayer.

Headings.--Leah Smoker Heninger was born in Mifflin Co., Pa., April 16, 1822; died at the home of her son, Ezra Headings in Union township, Logan Co., Ohio, April 1, 1910; aged 87 y. 11 m. 15 d. She united with the Amish Mennonite Church at the age of 19 years and was ever faithful. She was married to Philip Headings in the year 1852. To this union were born three children, all of whom are living. She also leaves 15 grandchildren to mourn their loss. But they do not mourn as those who have no hope.
Our dear mother has gone
to the land of love, light, gladness and blessings above,
where her head is pillowed on Jesus' breast
and she is now sweetly at rest.
Funeral services were held April 9 at the Walnut Grove Church, conducted by S. E. Allgyer and Bro. C. K. Yoder. Interment in Alexander Cemetery.

Weaver.--John W. Weaver was born in Cambria Co., Pa., Aug. 24, 1854, and when yet young he came with his parents to Elkhart Co., Ind., where on Oct. 6, 1881, he was united in marriage to Susan Maurer. To this union were born 4 children, all of which survive him. He was a member of the A. M. Church and desirous to have his house set in order that he would be ready at any moment the call might come to make the great change. He was suffering from consumption a little more than a year, but was able to be about till only a few days before death relieved him. He fell quietly asleep in Jesus on March 14 at the age of 55 y. 6 m. 20 d. He is survived by his wife, 3 daughters, 1 son, 1 sister( and 3 grandchildren, who have the blessed assurance that their loss is his eternal gain. Funeral services at Forks Meeting House by D. J. Johns and Silas Yoder.

Werner.--Elven Werner was born in Haldiman Co., Ont., April 14, 1870, died at Vineland, Ont., March 26, at the age of 49 y. 11 m. 12 d. Bro Werner was not well for several weeks, but was able to be around and to look after his affairs. Later, typhoid fever developed and after a severe illness of about nine days the spirit took its flight. It seems that the brother realized that his sickness was unto death, and he made every preparation to leave affairs of life in order, and his spiritual affairs in such a way that nothing might interrupt his peace with his God, whose will he was perfectly resigned to. He leaves a beloved companion, one daughter, parents, 3 brothers and 3 sisters. That one should be called from this life whose help was so much needed is mysterious to us, but we say "God's will be done." There remains the blessed hope of resurrection and reuniting with dear ones again. Funeral services were held March 29, and were largely attended by a wide circle of friends and acquaintances. Sermon by S. F. Coffman, assisted by Gilbert Bearss and Pre. Hehn. Text, Kings 20:1.

Transcriber's note: There is neither I or II Kings specified in the obit.

Transcribed by Martha E. Heath, Indiana


Gospel Herald - Volume III, Number 3 - April 21, 1910 - page 47

Lehman.--Elizabeth (Hunsecker), wife of the late Pre. Samuel D. Lehman, died very suddenly at her home near Chambersburg, Pa., Apr. 1, 1910; aged 72 y. 8 m. 7 d. She was a member of the Mennonite Church for many years. Funeral was held Apr. 4, conducted by D. E. Kuhns and J. H. Martin. Services and interment at the Mennonite Church.

Snyder.--Sister Delilah Snyder was born May 31, 1839; died at the home of her daughter in West Salisbury, Pa., April 2, 1910; aged 70 y. 10 m. 2 d. She was first married to Samuel Ringler, to which union were born 5 children, 3 of whom are living. Her first husband died April 11, 29 years ago; her second husband, Levi Snyder, died April 7, 18 years ago. She was a member of the Mennonite congregation at Springs, Pa., and had expressed herself as ready to go. Funeral services were held at the house and interment made at Grantsville, Md.

Hummel.--Sarah (Brubaker) Hummel died at the home of her son at Rockton, Pa., April 9, 1910; aged 73 y. 3 m. 23 d. She was an invalid for many years. She is survived by 3 sons, 6 daughters, 47 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Her husband died about 6 years ago. She was also preceded into the glory world by 1 son, 1 daughter and 5 grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted in the Rockton Mennonite Church, April 11, by Elmer J. Blough. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for many years. She had selected the text from Psa. 103:14-16. May the influence of her Christian virtues continue to live. Peace to her ashes.
E. J. B.

Martin.--Delilah, daughter of Bro. Frank J. and Sister Pearl Martin, was born in Ft. Wayne, Ind., Jan. 17, 1906; died April 3, 1910; aged 14 y. 2 m. 16 d. She leaves father, mother, two sisters, and one brother. Little Delilah was a very loving child and loved by all who knew her. Her thoughts were much on heaven and would often speak, at home and Sunday school, of her desire to go and live with Jesus. When she was taken down with the measles, she said she was glad for then she could go to Jesus. Funeral services were held April 6, at the Mission by Bro. Ben B. King and buried in the Lindenwood Cemetery.
"I take these little lambs," said He
"And lay them in my breast;
Protection they shall find in me,
In me be ever blest."

Transcriber's note: -- aged "14" y. 2 m. 6 d. -- should be "4" according to the dates and the tone of the obit -- poem and all

Bally.--Catharine (Hemberger) Bally was born in Adamstown, Pa., Oct. 27, 1821; died at Paramount, Md., Mar. 23, 1910; aged 88 y. 4 m. 26 d. On Jan. 20, 1840, she was married to Frank Bally, formerly of Frankfort-on-Main, Germany, who preceded her to the glory world at the ripe age of 86 y. To this union were born six children. Of these, three survive her. Her death was due to infirmities of old age, which she bore with much patience. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for over 50 years. During the last years of her life she often longed to depart and be at rest. God answered her request, and we have the blessed hope that she has gone to the home of the blest. Services at the house by Henry Baer and at the Meeting House by C. R. Strite and Geo. S. Keener from Psa. 132:14. Services and burial at the Reiff Meeting House.

Buzzard.--Joseph Buzzard was born in Elkhart Co., Ind., Oct. 21, 1876; died April 5, 1910; aged 33 y. 5 m. 14 d. He was converted and united with the Mennonite Church in 1898, at Elkhart, Ind. After spending a number of years in college and just before completing his school work, he realized that he was a victim of the dreaded disease, consumption, and immediately went to La Junta, Colo., hoping to regain his health, but after a struggle of nearly three years he finally saw that the battle was in vain.
Through all these years he ever sought to live up to his convictions, and especially in his last hours he realized Christ a very near and precious friend and died rejoicing in the hope of teernal life.
He leaves behind to mourn his early departure, one sister, four brothers and many sympathizing friends. The funeral was conducted at the Yellow Creek Church, April 7, by Bro. J. S. Hartzler and Jacob Christophel from Eccl. 9:10 and Num. 23:10
R. B.
Transcriber's note: -- last line of second paragraph appears to be a typo "teernal", probably should be "eternal".

Eldridge.--Horace Eldridge of Aurora, O., departed this life Mar. 31, 1910, at the age of 64 y. 8 m. Nearly a year ago he left his many friends at this place for Corpus Christi, Tex., because of ill health, and for awhile seemed to be gaining strength, but the relentless hand of the wierd messenger from the spirit world was laid upon him and he passed away tranquilly at the latter place, being cared for by one of his three sons. He also leaves a daughter, a brother, one sister and a host of sorowing friends, his wife having preceded him to the spirit world three years ago. The remains of Bro. Eldridge were brought back from Texas for burial in the Aurora Cemetery, where he was laid to rest on Monday, April 4. The services were held at his brother's home in Aurora, where a large concourse of neghbors and friends met to pay the last tributes of respect. He confessed his Savior and united with the Mennonite Church two years ago. Services were conducted by Frank Eggleston of Oberlin and E. B. Stoltzfus of this place. Peace to his ashes.

Transcriber's note: -- hand of the "wierd" messenger, a typo, host of "sorowing" friends, is also a typo as is -- concourse of "neghbors" and friends --

Guengerich.--Sister Lydia, wife of Bro. J. D. Guengerich, died of lung trouble, after a lingering illness of several years. She was born in Fairfield Co., O., Oct. 4, 1847 and died in Andrain Co., Mo., March 29, 1910; aged 62 y. 5 m. 25 d. She moved with her parents, Daniel Gingerich, to Johnson Co., Ia., in 1851, and in 1867 she united with the Amish Mennonite Church in Johnson Co., Ia., of which she remained a faithful member to the time of her death. She was married to Jacob D. Guengerich Jan. 2, 1868. She was the mother of 13 children, of whom 12 are living, who were all present at the funeral, which took place April 1, at 2:00 P. M. at the home of the deceased. She was a beloved Christian mother, always admonishing not only her own children, but her grandchildren (of whom there are 23 living) to live a pure, Christian, honest and upright life. She was held in high esteem, not only by her many relatives and friends, but also by the entire community.
Funeral services were conducted by two ministers from Johnson Co., Ia., F. J. Swartzendruber in German, and G. A. Yoder in German and English, and Pre. Zehr of Centralia, Mo., in English. Text, II Tim. 4:7, 8. The funeral was attended by a large concourse of sorrowing relatives, friends and neighbors, to pay the last tribute of respect to the deceased. She was laid to rest in the Amish Cemetery located on the David Yoder farm.

Transcribed by Martha E. Heath, Indiana


Gospel Herald - Volume III, Number 4 - April 28, 1910 - page 63

Smoker.--Susan, wife of Aaron Smoker, died of paralysis at their home at Beaver Ridge, April 15, 1910; aged 68 y. 11 m. 29 d. She had been a member of the Mennonite Church for many years. Funeral services were conducted at the Mennonite Church near Concord, Tenn., by H. J. Powell. Text, Eccl. 12:7. Interred in cemetery nearby.

Schrock.--Bro. John D. Schrock was born in Holmes Co., O., Nov. 14, 1819; died near Garden City, Mo., April 9, 1910; aged 90 y. 4 m. 25 d. He is survived by 8 children, 47 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren: total 102. Bro. Schrock was the oldest member of the Sycamore A. M. congregation. Funeral services April 11. Interment in the Clearfork Cemetery.

Horst.--Paul Willard, youngest son of Bro. and Sister Lemuel Horst, was born July 31, 1909; died at his home near Orrville, O., March 31, 1910; aged 8 m. Funeral services were conducted, April 3, at the residence by Aaron Eberly and Benj. Good, and at the Martin Church by N. A. Lind and David Hostetler in the presence of a large concourse of people who had assembled to pay a tribute of respect to little Paul as well as to render expressions of sympathy to the bereaved parents.

Gerber.--Sister Elizabeth Gerber, widow of the late Peter M. Gerber, died April 15, 1910, at the age of 69 y. 9 m. 15 d. On the 17th her remains were laid to rest in the Sonnenberg Cemetery. She leaves 4 brothers, one sister, 6 sons, 4 daughters, 46 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild to mourn her departure. She was a faithful member of the Soddenness Mennonite Church. Her soul has gone to rest in the bosom of Jesus in which she had her hope and trust, and her life was bearing fruit in which she believed. Funeral services by Bishop. JR. Nussbaum.

Risser.--Barbara (Nusbuam) Risser was born Dec. 6, 1851, in Richland Co., O., died April 15, 1910; aged 58 y. 4 m. 9 d. In the fall of 1860 she moved with her parents to Indiana. Since that time she has resided in this vicinity, most of the time having been spent on the old "Nusbuam Homestead" near Forest Grove. In 1869 she united with the Mennonite Church, of which she was a loyal member until death. During the same year in which she united with the Church she was married to Henry Risser, who preceded her to the world beyond in 1881. To this union were born 3 sons and 2 daughters, all of whom are living and with their families were with their mother in her last illness. Beside the immediate family are 5 brothers and 4 sisters who with the many other relatives and friends will sadly miss her departure. Funeral services April 18, at the Griner Church by S. S. Yoder and D. D. Miller.

Zook.--Herbert Emerson, darling boy and only child of Tom and Mary Zook, was born in West Liberty, O., Aug. 15, 1909; died of pneumonia April 12, 1910; aged 7 m. 27 d. God in His great wisdom and love saw fit to pluck this little bud and transplant it into the heavenly garden. Those buds whom He loves best He gathers early out of this life before sin smites them--before its blight touches their hearts. Since Herbert had always been a very delicate child, we know that now he can be so much better cared for than by us his earthly parents. So submissively we bow beneath the rod of God's mercy, remembering that He is one too good to do wrong and too wise to err.

Another little bud has gone
To dwell with Him who gave,
Another little darling boy,
Is sheltered in the grave;
And God in mercy called him home,
To dwell in endless day.

Funeral services were held at the South Union Church, April 14, at two o'clock. Conducted by S. E. Allgyer, assisted by David Plank and C. K. Yoder. Burial in the cemetery near the church.

Transcribed by Martha E. Heath, Indiana

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