Gospel Herald Obituaries - December, 1911

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Gospel Herald - Volume IV, Number 36 - December 7, 1911 - page 579

Hoover. - George Albert Hoover was born May 4, 1911; died in Millersville, Pa., Children's Home Nov. 13, 1911; aged 6 m. 9 d. The mother died four months ago. Though young, he had won his way to the hearts of those whose lot it was to care for his wants. May his departure be the means of drawing the eyes of others heavenward.

Long. - Christina, wife of Frank Long, was born in Wurtemberg, Germany, Jan. 6, 1845; died at her home near Thomas, Okla., Nov. 18, 1911; aged 66 y. 10 m. 12 d. She leaves to mourn her departure a husband and 7 children. Funeral services were conducted Nov. 19 by Tobias Yoder in German and J. J. Johns in English. Interment in Amish Mennonite Cemetery.

Hostetler. - Roy, son of J. E. and Nancy Hostetler, was born in Cass Co., Mo., June 29, 1893; died in Cass Co., Mo., Nov. 22, 1911; aged 18 y. 4 m. 24 d. Roy united with the church of his choice nearly three years ago, and was a consecrated member until death. He was the oldest of the family of six sons and is survived by parents and 5 brothers. Funeral at the Sycamore Church, services by W. E. Helmuth from Psa. 39, L. J. Miller, Psa. 39:5, and in German by J. J. Hertzler from Psa. 39:4.

Yonsey. - Sister Katie (Zehr), wife of Bro. Chris Yonsey, was born in the village of Croghan, N. Y., Oct. 10, 1849; died at the same place Nov. 12, 1911; aged 62 y. 1 m. 2 d. She was taken with pneumonia and passed away after eleven days' illness. She was married to Chris Yonsey, Mar. 2, 1871. To this union were born 3 sons and 4 daughters. Two sons have preceded her to the spirit world. She is survived by her husband, 1 son, 4 daughters, 3 grandchildren, 2 sisters and 5 brothers, all of near this place, except John Zehr, who lives at Elkton, Mich. She united with the A. M. Church at an early age and remained faith-ful until her death, which came very unexpectedly. We therefore mourn not as those who have no hope, but realize that our loss is her eternal gain. Funeral services were conducted a the home by the brethren, Chr. Roggie, and Jos. Lehman. Interment was made at the A. M. Cemetery.

Graff. - Margaret, little daughter of Ellis and Sister Anna Graff, died Nov. 20, 1911; aged 1 y. 10 m. 14 d. Funeral services were conducted at the home in Neck City, Mo., by Bish. Andrew Shenk. Burial in the Weaver cemetery.

"An angel took my flower away,
Yet I will not repine;
Since Jesus in His bosom wears
The flower that was mine."
Baby's mother.

Musser. - Henry Musser was born Oct. 19, 1875; died Nov. 18, 1911; aged 36 y. 29 d. He was united in marriage to Anna Royer on Thanksgiving day of 1897. This union was blessed with 2 sons and 1 daughter. His beloved wife and children, father and mother, 4 brothers and 3 sisters, with a host of friends, survive to mourn his early departure. His last and only sickness, pneumonia, continued for only a few days, when he was relieved by death. He bore his sickness with much patience and was resigned to the will of God. In his early life he accepted Christ as his personal Savior, and united with the Amish Mennonite Church. He was a faithful member and served the church for many years in active Christian work, such as Sunday school superintendent and teacher, etc. By his departure the family loses a kind and loving husband and father, the church an active and talented worker, the community a kind and helpful neighbor. But our loss will be his eternal gain, therefore we all submit to the will of God and say, "Thy will be done." Services at the Oak Grove Church. Interment in the cemetery near by.

Transcribed by Carl Metzler, Indiana 


Gospel Herald - Volume IV, Number 37 - December 14, 1911 - page 595

Mast. - Stephen Johnnie, infant son of Bro. Joe and Sister Katie Mast, of near Beemer, Nebr., was born Sept. 18, 1910; died of diphtheria, Nov. 29, 1911; aged 1 y. 2 m . 12 d. The child suffered intensely for a few days, when death came and ended the suffering of a little one that budded on earth to bloom in heaven. The sorrowing parents have the sympathy of the brotherhood in their sad bereavement. May God comfort them.

Zimmerman. - John B., son of Amos and Nancy Zimmerman. of Eberly's Mills, Cumberland Co., Pa., was born Aug. 25, 1885; died Oct. 8, 1911; aged 26 y .. 1 m. 13 d. He leaves to mourn his departure father and mother, 3 brothers, 1 sister and 1 stepbrother and step-sister. Funeral was held Oct. 12, at the Slate Hill Church. Interment in the adjoining cemetery. Services were conducted by John Mosemann of Lancaster, Pa. Text, Isa. 53:6.

Schloneger. - Bro. John W. Schloneger was born near Louisville, O.. June 20, 1844; died Nov. 20, 1911; aged 67 y. 4 m. 25 d. He was a faithful and consistent member of the A. M. Church, even unto death. In 1874 he was united in marriage to Sister Mary Blough, which union was blessed with 2 son He leaves to mourn his departure a sorrowing widow, 2 sons, 6 grandchildren, 2 brothers and 3 sisters. Funeral services were conducted by D. Z. Yoder of Smithville, O.. in English. Text, Rev. 14:13, and by John Sommers in German. Text, Matt. 24:44.

Shank. - Arthur Elmer, only child of Bro. Elmer and Sister Ada Shank was born Mar. 21, 1910; died Feb. 4, 1911; aged 10 m. 14 d. Little Arthur was sick only a few days, his ailment being pneumonia, spinal meningitis and spasms. He was indeed a lovely, pleasant child. We can truthfully say with the poet of old, "Rosy cheeked darling, the light of that home." It is very hard to give him up, but we will look through our tears to our kind heavenly Father and say, "Thy will be done," for we know He does nothing wrong. He was buried at the Weaver Church. Services by Christian Good and Samuel Rhodes. Text, "Suffer little children to come unto me and forbid them not, for of such is the kingdom of heaven."

The little crib is empty now,
The little clothes are laid aside,
And loving hearts are mourning,
For our little pet that died.

Go, little pilgrim, to thy home,
On yonder blissful shore,
We miss thee here, but soon will come
Where thou hast gone before.

Loved in life, in death remembered,
Aunt Maggie.

Transcribed by Carl Metzler, Indiana


Gospel Herald - Volume IV, Number 38 - December 21, 1911 - page 611

Shifflet. - Nettie Ann Nevada Shifflet, wife of Warren Shifflet, died of consumption at their home near Mt. Clinton, Va., Nov. 30, 1911; aged 33 y. 5 m. 13 d. She was a member of the Mennonite Church. She leaves a husband and 3 children to mourn her departure. Funeral services were held at the Mt. Clinton Church on Dec. 2, conducted by C. Z. Yoder of Wooster, O., who preached from Isa. 66:13. She was laid to rest in the cemetery near by.

Krabill. - Christian H. Krabill was born near Belfort, France, Oct. 14, 1835; died Dec. 3, 1911; aged 76 y. 1 m. 19 d. He emigrated to America with his parents in 1838 at the age of 3 years. He was united in marriage to Catharine Krabill Nov. 22, 1863. This union was blessed with 12 children. His loving wife, 3 sons and 1 daughter, with a host of relatives and friends, remain to mourn the loss of a kind, loving husband, father and neighbor. But we hope our loss will be his eternal gain. His last sickness (bronchial pneumonia) he bore with much patience and he was resigned to the will of God, until relieved by death. He confessed Christ as his personal Savior in youth and united with the Amish Mennonite Church, was an active member, always deeply interested in the workings and welfare of the Church. He settled on his father's farm where he spent nearly his entire life. He was interested in the welfare of the community, being a lover of peace and good will toward his fellow men. Services at the Beech Church. Interment in the cemetery near by.

Cook. - Ruth Alice Cook, the youngest daughter of Delbert and Martha Cook, was born July 21, 1910, and passed away Dec. 7, 1911; aged 1 y. 4 m. 16 d. She leaves to mourn her loss father, mother, 3 brothers, and 3 sisters, besides a host of relatives and friends.

"Lead me sometimes where she's sleeping,
To our little Ruth's grave,
Where the ivy vines are creeping,
Where the blooming flowers wave,
Where the pine tree boughs are swinging,
In the balmy southern breeze,
And the birds are sweetly singing,
In their home among the trees.

Lead me sometimes where she's sleeping,
To that green and hallowed mound,
Where the bright young stars are peeping,
Through the trees that guard around,
Where so oft our hearts have blended
In the earnest heartfelt prayer,
That in heaven, when life is ended,
We may meet our darling there.

Funeral services held at the Olive Church conducted by D. A. Yoder.

Transcribed by Carl Metzler, Indiana


Gospel Herald - Volume IV, Number 39 - December 28, 1911 - page 627

Moyer. - Sister Mary, wife of Bro. Noah Moyer of Morwood, Pa., died Dec. 5, 1911, of paralysis after an illness of several years; aged 59 y. 2 d. She is survived by her husband, 2 sons, a daughter and 3 brothers. Services and interment at Franconia, of which congregation she was a member.

Plank - John J. Plank was born in Union Co., Pa.; died at his home in Noble Co., Ind., Dec. 8, 1911; aged 64 y. 11 m. 7 d. He was married to Elizabeth C. Greenawalt. To this union were born 5 sons and 4 daughters; 3 sons having preceded him to the spirit world. In his young years he accepted Christ as his Savior, was a faithful, consistent member of the Amish Mennonite Church, and passed into the eternal world with a bright and living hope. Funeral services conducted at the Maple Grove Church near Topeka, Ind., by E. B. Stoltzfus and J. Kurtz.

Delp. - Sister Susan, widow of the late George Delp, died at the home of her daughter at Souderton, Pa., Nov. 17, 1911, after a few days' illness from paralysis. She was aged 78 years. She is survived by a son and a daughter, and also by 3 brothers. She was the daughter of the late Pre. John Allebach and a sister of Pre. Christian Allebach, of Kulpsville, Pa. Services were conducted Nov. 23, by Pre. Abram Clemmer in the Franconia M. H. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.

Landes. - Bro. Daniel R. Landes died very suddenly Sunday morning, Dec. 3, 1911, of paralysis of the heart, aged 57 y. 8 m. 18 d. On Saturday he returned from market in his usual health, and on Sunday, when preparations were being made for a wedding dinner for his daughter, he remarked that he would be glad to again see his relatives come there. But before his wish could be fulfilled he had passed from time to eternity. He is survived by a sorrowing widow, 2 sons, and 4 daughters; also by 2 brothers and 3 sisters. Services were held Dec. 7, at Skippack, conducted by Bros. Jacob Moyer and Christian Allebach. Interment in the burying ground near by.

Baumgartner. - Katie Baumgartner (nee Martin) was born in Wakarusa, Ind., Aug. 9, 1881; came to Stark Co., O., at the age of 12 years, and residing near North Lawrence until of age. She was married to Bro. Peter E. Baumgartner Dec. 2, 1906. Their home was blessed with two sweet little girls - Ruth and Edith - who are left to fight life's battles in an unfriendly world without a loving mother's care. She died at her home near Smithville, O., Nov. 22, 1911, at the age of 30 y. 2 m. 13 d. She united with the Mennonite Church about ten years ago, and was known as a faithful member until death. Her dying testimonies will long be remembered by those who were present when she took her departure by way of the sea of death to the harbor of everlasting rest. That Bro. Baumgartner, the 2 children, the 6 brothers and 1 sister have the heartfelt sympathy of the entire neighborhood was shown by the large concourse of people who assembled at the funeral at the Martin Church Friday, Nov. 24. Services were conducted by I. J. Buchwalter from a clause of Jer. 15:9, "Her sun is gone down while it was yet day," followed with appropriate remarks by D. Hostetler in the German.

Unger. - Sister Barbara Unger was born in Russia, Dec. 23, 1845; died in Hubbard, Oreg., Dec. 9, 1911; aged 65 y. 11 m. 15 d. She was united in marriage to Joseph Schrag, Feb. 6, 1864. To this union were born 11 children. Husband, 3 sons and 4 daughters preceded her to the spirit world. In 1890 she was again united in marriage to David Unger, who died in 1895. She leaves to mourn her departure, 4 daughters, 10 grandchildren, 6 brothers, 6 sisters and an aged step-mother. She united with the Mennonite Church when 15 years old, and at the time of her death was a member of the Hopewell Mennonite Church, where she and her 4 daughters had their church home for the last twelve years. Her place was seldom vacant in the service, when health permitted her to be present. She was always ready to lend a helping hand. Funeral services were held at the Hopewell Church, Dec. 10. Preaching by W. M. Bond in English from I Thes. 4:13-18, and in German from Rev. 14:13 by J. D. Mishler, assisted by N. L. Hershberger. The body was laid to rest in the cemetery near the church, where a large assemblage had met to pay the last tribute of respect to one who will be missed in the Church and by the children and many friends.

Transcribed by Carl Metzler, Indiana

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