Gospel Herald Obituaries - January, 1911

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Gospel Herald - Volume III, Number 40 - January 5, 1911 - page 643, 644

Sauder.-Laura, daughter of William and Emma Sauder was born Oct. 18, 1910; died Dec. 6, 1910; aged 1 m. 18d. Funeral at the Central Church near Archbold, Ohio, conducted by the home ministers. May God comfort the bereaved parents.

Sipe.-The funeral services of Levi Oran Sipe of Krings Station, Pa., was conducted in the Weaver Mennonite Church, Nov. 27, 1910. He was born Mar. 6, 1904; died Nov. 25, 1910; aged 6 y. 7 m. 19 d. An impressive sermon was preached by Bro. S. G. Shetler of Johnstown, Pa. God rightly claimed and received unto Himself His own granting him fulness of joy and life eternal. May this incident be an ensample unto all and hearts moved to be made pure as the innocent children. "A child shall lead them."

Yoder. - Leah Yoder (nee Burkholder) was born in Henry Co., O., Aug. 9, 1882; died of tuberculosis at the home of her parents near Pettisville, O., Dec. 19, 1910; aged 28 y. 4 m. 10 d. She was married to Levi Yoder of Allen Co., Ind., Apr. 15, 1910. She leaves a husband, parents, 3 sisters and 5 brothers to mourn her early departure. But we mourn not as those who have no hope, for she left us that blessed assurance that she has gone to a better and happier home. Funeral at Central A. M. Church by Andrew Miller, Henry Rychener and Oscar Hostetler. Interment in Eckley cemetery.

Rosenberger.-Elsie May, daughter of Bro. Andrew D. and Sister Tillie D. Rosenberger, was born Nov. 30, 1904; and died at Montrose, Colo., Nov. 29, 1910. She was sick 5 weeks with typhoid fever and heart trouble and the end came unexpectedly. Her text was James 4:14. She was laid to rest on her birthday. She leaves to mourn father, mother, 2 brothers and 2 sisters. May God comfort the bereaved ones.
Asleep in Jesus! Soon to rise,
When the last trump shall rend the skies;
Then burst the fetters of the tomb
And wake in full, immortal bloom.
--Mary Sinclair.

Yoder.-Susanna Yoder was born in Cambria Co., Pa., Sept. 27, 1830; died at the home of her daughter, Sister Daniel Shrock, Shore, Ind.; aged 80 y. 2 m. 22 d. She leaves 3 sons, 2 daughters and many relatives and friends to mourn her departure. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church, having been one of the first members in the Shore congregation, and when she died she was the oldest member in the congregation. To know her meant to love her. She was of a quiet disposition. She suffered but one week of liver trouble and the infirmities of old age. Funeral services were conducted at the Shore M. H. by Amos Cripe in English from Num. 23:10 and Y. C. Miller in German from II Tim. 4:6-8.

Transcribed by Cheri Salz, Illinois


Gospel Herald - Volume III, Number 41 - January 12, 1911 - page 659, 660

Zeigler.-Catherine Kolb Zeigler was born Nov. 4, 1831; died in Culumbiana Co., O., Dec. 28, 1910; aged 79 y. 1 m. 24 d. She was a member of the Mennonite Church ever since she was 17 years old. She was united in marriage to Daniel Zeigler in 1861. Her husband and four children survive her. Funeral services were conducted at the Midway Church, Dec. 30, by A. J. Steiner assisted by E. M. Detweiler and Allen Rickert.

Schrock.-Catherine, widow of the late Samuel Schrock, died of diabetes at her home in Nappanee, Ind., Dec. 26, 1910; aged 66 y. She was the mother of twelve children, 6 of whom are living, 4 sons and 2 daughters. She leaves 6 children, 1 brother and 2 sisters to mourn her departure. She was a sister in the A. M. M. Dec. 29, by J. H. McGowen. Text, Eccl. 7:2.

Brown.-Eva Roseland Brown died of pneumonia Dec. 28, aged six years. She had a vague knowledge of God's love, which she learned in the Sunday school at Daytonville, Ia. The sympathy of all the friends is extended to the bereaved parents. Her vacant place is still here, but her voice and footsteps are heard on earth no more. She has gone home to glory, where her voice is mingled with the heavenly chorus. Her last words were, "God give me rest." Funeral sermon by Bro. J. K. Yoder.

Ditzler.-Sister Sarah E. (Hostetter), wife of John Ditzler, was born in Adams Co., Pa.; died of cancer Dec. 28, 1910; aged 47 y. 9 d. She leaves husband, 2 daughters, 1 son, 2 grandchildren and many relatives and friends to mourn her departure. She suffered severely for nine months, but bore it all patiently. Among her last words she said, "My dear children; come follow me." She also selected her own text. Funeral services were conducted at the Hostetter M. H. near Hanover, Pa., by Daniel Stump, J. C. Miller, and F. S. Lindaman from Psa. 126: 5.

Vance.-On Saturday, Dec. 17, 1910 occurred the death of the infant daughter of Montgomery Vance. Verdie Faye was born Dec. 6, 1910, and lived only ten days. She was laid to rest in the Mennonite cemetery near Concord, Tenn. Funeral services were conducted by H. J. Powell. Verdie Faye leaves mother, father, 2 brothers, and 1 sister to mourn her early departure. Although it was hard to part with this fair one, they may rest assured that they have a jewel in heaven waiting to welcome their coming when God wishes to call them home.

Groff.-Katie K., wife of Abraham A. Groff, of Lower Salford, Pa., died Dec. 9, 1910 of typhoid pneumonia; aged 49 y. 2 m. She is survived by a sorrowing husband, 3 sons and 3 daughters. One son preceded her in death. Many relatives and friends are left to mourn her departure. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church. Services were conducted by Bros. Henry Clemmer and Christian Allebach at the house and by Bros. Jacob C. Moyer and James Shissler at the church. Text, Rom. 12:2. Buried at the Salford Mennonite meeting house.

Yoder.-David Yoder was born April 23, 1827; died at his home near Surrey, N. D., Dec. 20, 1910; aged 83 y. 7 m. 27 d. Deceased was born in Kishacoquillas Valley, Mifflin Co., Pa., where he grew to manhood and resided until the spring of 1904. Since then his home was at the above named place, but now we trust in that "home above." The survivors are an aged companion, 3 sons and 1 daughter all of this place; also 14 grand children* and 2 great-grandchildren. Services from the home Dec. 22 by S. G. Lapp and at the Fairview Mennonite M. H. (of which he was a faithful member) by I. S. Mast, S. G. Lapp and D. M. Shorb. Text, John 14, chosen by the deceased. Interment in cemetery near by. *That is how they spelled it.

Schrock.-Bro. Eli H. Schrock was born in Holmes Co., O., Jan. 13, 1842; died suddenly in Fairview, Mich., Dec. 21, 1910; aged 68 y. 11 m. 8 d. He united with the Amish Mennonite Church in 1862, and remained faithful until death. In the same year he was married to Elizabeth Wenger, who preceded him in death about ten years. To this union were born 11 children, 4 dying in infancy, the rest being left to mourn the loss of a kind father. There are also 23 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. He also has a brother living. The body of Bro. Schrock was brought to St. Joe Co., Mich., for burial, arriving Dec. 24. Funeral services Dec. 26, at the house conducted by the writer and at the Barker Street Church, conducted by Bro. Silas Yoder. Text, Rev. 14:13.
The silent messenger brought a sudden shock
In the taking away of Bro. Schrock;
But let us all remember well,
The better home where the faithful dwell.
Harvey Friesner.

Wideman.-Christian Wideman, Sr., died Dec. 11, 1910, at the age of 84 y. 8 m. 25 d. He was buried on Tuesday, Dec. 13, at the River Brethren cemetery, followed by a large concourse of relatives and friends to pay they last tribute of respect to one who was loved by all who knew him. He was born in York Co., Ont., Mar. 16, 1826. In 18?0* he moved with his parents, Pre. Adam Wideman to Markham Twp., Ont., where he lived the remainder of his life. Oct. 30, 1849, he was united in marriage to Magdalena Gayman. This union was blessed with 3 sons and 7 daughters. Two daughters entered the spirit world in their childhood. He had quite a weak heart and for 8 or 10 weeks was a patient sufferer until the Lord called him home. They lived together over 61 years, always enjoying that sweet Christian life together. Shortly after taking up the married life they also took up the Christian life. He could say, "The Lord has been my helper all the days of my life." Funeral services were conducted in German by Christian Burkholder (Text, Ex. 33:20) and in English by Thomas Doner (Texts, Psa. 107:30: Rev. 20:6).
A nephew.

Transcriber's note: *It looks like a 5 but not sure.

Wismer.-Annie G., daughter of deacon Benjamin C. and Hattie Wismer, died of pneumonia after an illness of eight days. During her sickness she was greatly concerned about her lessons and her schoolmates, and not only this but she was also concerned about her soul, as she was in the class of applicants to be admitted into the Church. Her early death is a warning to both old and young, and we should earnestly consider whether we have chosen that good part which Mary had chosen and which shall not be taken from her. I will quote here what one of her school companions has composed:
"She is gone, but not forgotten;
And her seat is empty now;
We will never see her playing,
Singing in this world below."

"She was merry, she was kind;
She was loved by every one;
Her smiling looks and laughing eyes
Are closed.
Her work on earth is done."

"We laid her low beneath the sod.
No more to wake till Judgment day;
But ah! we hope to meet again
In heaven above, in God's own way."*

Funeral services were held Dec. 26, conducted by Bros. Irwin Landes and Jesse Mack at the house and by Bros. Andrew Mack and Warren G. Bean at Upper Skippack Mennonite Church. Texts, Mark 10: 14, 15; Jno. 16:16. Her age was 13 y. 3 m. 6 d. She leaves father, mother, and sister to mourn their loss.

Frailey.-Christian Frailey was born at Windstern, France, Sept. 5, 1834; died at Elkhart, Ind., Dec. 26, 1910; aged 76 y. 3 m. 21 d. He leaves to mourn his death, a faithful companion, 6 children and 9 grandchildren. He was a member of the Lutheran Church. He was quiet, peaceful disposition and manifested kindness and a helpful spirit towards all. He was a kind father, a devoted husband and beloved and respected by all who knew him. He was buried at the California Church on Dec. 29. Funeral services were conducted by John F. Funk, of Elkhart, Ind. Peace to his ashes.
J. F. F.

New.-Levi New was born in Stark Co., O., July 14, 1859; died near Elkart, Ind., Nov. 14, 1910; aged 51 y. 4 m. He came with his parents to Koscioski Co., Ind., when 4 years of age. A few years later the family removed to Elkhart Co., where he spent the remainder of his days. He was married to Anna Burton Jan. 12, 1887. One son, a sorrowing companion, an aged mother, 6 brothers and 1 sister survive him. Funeral services were conducted at the home by John F. Funk. Buried at the Mennonite cemetery near Elkhart. Peace to his ashes.
J. F. F.

Transcribeb by Cheri Salz, Illinois


Gospel Herald - Volume III, Number 42 - January 19, 1911 - page 675, 676

Shantz.-Elmer Arthur, infant son of Bro. Benjamin and Sister Myra Shantz of Freeport, Ont., was born March 31, 1910; died Jan. 4, 1911; aged 9 m. 4 d. Funeral on Jan. 7; was buried at the Berlin Church. Services at the house by Bro. Abram Snider, and at the church by Bro. David Wismer. Text, Psa. 8:4. Little Elmer suffered much during his short stay here, but is now gone to where pain and sickness is known no more. May God comfort the bereaved parents, and two little sisters.

Roush.-Isabella, widow of the late Joshua M. Roush, died in the hospital at Lewistown, Pa., from the effects of cancer, Dec. 29, 1910; aged 78 y. 2 m. 3 d. She was converted in 1851 and united with the United Brethern Church where she was an active and consistent member until God called her home. She had previously made all arrangements for her funeral and selected for her text II Tim. 4:7,8. Services at the U. B. Church in Richfield, Pa., by her pastor, ----- Erb, and E. W. Graybill.

Auker.-Sister Mary Auker, widow of John S. Auker, was born near Evendale, Juniata Co., Pa., Nov. 15, 1826; died suddenly of heart failure Dec. 5, 1910; aged 84 y. 20 d. Three sons and a number of grandchildren survive her. Her husband preceded her about seven years. She had been a faithful member of the Mennonite church for many years, and died in a lively hope in the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Funeral services at Lauvers M. H. near Evendale, Pa., by S. S. and E. W. Graybill.

Kerstetter.-Annie E., wife of H. S. Kerstetter, died of the effects of being badly burned last February when her dress caught fire while washing near an open fire place. She had been a patient sufferer for almost ten months when God relieved her. She was born Nov. 27, 1862; died Dec. 10, 1910, near Mt. Pleasant Mills, Pa.; aged 48 y. 8 m. 13 d. She was the mother of four children, 2 sons and 2 daughters, all living. She had been a member of the Evangelical Association for several years. Services at Arbogast Church, by E. W. Graybill.

Miller.-Katie Miller (nee Raber) was born in Holmes Co., O., Sept. 12, 1867 died of apoplexy at her home near Millersburg, O., Sunday morning, Jan. 8, 1911; aged 44 y. 2 m. 26 d. She joined the Amish Church in her youth and remained a faithful member until death. She leaves to mourn her departure, husband, 7 daughters, 2 sons, father, mother, 7 brothers, 2 sisters, an aged grandmother, and a host of friends.
Funeral services were conducted by Saul Slabaugh and Jacob Stutzman. Interment in the Mast Cemetery.

Hackman.-Seth Hackman was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., July 21, 1820. He was united in marriage with Mary Hess Nov. 19, 1849. (She was the daughter of David Hess, who died from the injuries of a fall in 1834 and her mother then was married to Henry Eberly). He moved from near Brickerville Lancaster Co., Pa., to Stark Co., O., in 1855, and died Dec. 29, 1910, from gangrene on his right foot. Three years ago he fell and dislocated his hip, and was unable to walk since, but could use a wheel chair. One sister, 2 sons, 4 daughters, 15 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren survive him. Buried at County Line Church near Dalton, O., on New Year's day. Services by Henry Hursch and Benj. Good. He was a faithful member of that congregation.

Yoder.-Timothy, infant son of Levi and Anna Yoder, was born in Nappanee, Ind., Nov., 30, 1910; died Jan. 6, 1911, of diphtheria. He leaves to mourn his early death father, mother, 1 brother and many relatives. They had no public funeral.
Timothy, thou art sweetly resting,
Cold may be this earthly tomb;
But the angels sweetly whispered,
"Come and live with us at home."

Hood.-Miles Hood died of paralysis on Dec. 17, 1910, near Richfield, Pa.; aged 67 y. 5 m. 24 d. Four sons, 4 daughters, and 26 grandchildren survive. He had united with the United Brethren Church several years ago, in which faith he died, trusting in the Lord Jesus. Services in the U. B. Church at Richfield, Pa., by his pastor ­ Erb, and E. W. Graybill.

Schwedt.-John Schwedt was born in Germany in 1838; died at 1974 Canal Port Ave., Chicago, Dec. 23, 1910; aged 72 y. 2 m. 20 d. He leaves to mourn his departure a loving wife, 7 children, 11 grand-children and 3 great-grandchildren. Four children at an early age preceded their father to the spirit world. In the spring of 1907 he united with the Mennonite Church at the Home Mission at which he was a regular attendant at services and a faithful member until death. The Church has lost an aged brother and a host of friends sympathize with the bereaved family.

Benner.-Sister Sallie Benner, widow of the late Jacob Benner, died of infirmities of old age, near Richfield, Pa., Jan. 1, 1911; aged 85 y. 7 m. 21 d. In 1843 she was united in marriage to Jacob Benner, who preceded her about fourteen years. This union was blessed with 13 children, 85 grandchildren, 129 great-grandchildren, and 6 great-great-grandchildren-233 direct descendants. Early in life she confessed Christ as her Savior and united with the Dunkard Church, where she lived a consistent Christian life until she fell asleep to awake in the presence of her Master. Services by P. G. Shelley of the Dunkard Church and E. W. Graybill.

Helmuth.-Barbara Helmuth (Beachy) was born in Holmes Co., O., May 20, 1877; died at her home near Millersburg, O., Jan. 2, 1911; aged 33 y. 7 m. 12 d. She united with the Amish Mennonite Church in her youth and remained a faithful member until death. She was united in marriage with G. B. Helmuth, Nov. 25, 1900. She leaves to mourn her departure husband, 5 children, father, mother, 4 sisters and 2 brothers. Funeral was held in the A. M. Church, conducted by Fred Mast (Rev. 21:4) and Calvin Mast (John 14:1,2). Six days later her youngest daughter, Elisabeth, died of the same disease (measles) aged 1 y. 2 m. 8 d. She was buried by the side of her mother on Tuesday. Services conducted by Daniel Kauffman, J. S. Gerig and Fred Mast.

Eash.-Magdalena Eash was born Jan. 14, 1884, in LaGrange Co., Ind., and died Dec. 20, 1910, at the family home near Topeka, Ind. Sister Lena was one of those who was called to pass through much affliction. When but a little girl of nine years she was sick with spinal meningitis which left her crippled and during the eighteen years of her invalid life her little body endured many pains and aches. In all her suffering she endured patiently and many times when others felt discouraged because of little difficulties she was an inspiration to them by her simple message, "We know that all things work together for good to them that love the Lord." Her greatest pleasures in the last years of her life were to receive either personal visits or else letters from ministers and Christian workers. Some one who was not personally acquainted with her has lately said that there is not another single sister in the Mennonite Church who has found a place in the interests and sympathies of as many of our ministers as she had. It gave her such joy to be able to speak in her last hours of a message she had received from Bro. J. S. Shoemaker in India. Her last illness was of short duration. Only about four days before she died did the doctor pronounce her case tuberculosis and for only three days was she unable to be up part of the time. It was the privilege of her brothers and nearly all of her step brothers and sisters to be present when she departed. Her one regret when told that she would soon leave was that it would cause sorrow and many times during the day as she bade "goodbye" to friends did she repeat the words, "Weep not for me." Her presence in the home and her letters to those away from home are missed so very much, yet we rejoice in the knowledge that she has gone to be with her Savior. Funeral was held at the Emma Church on the 23rd, conducted by A. S. Cripe and Oscar Hostetter with the two scriptures already quoted as texts: Luke 23:8 and Rom. 8:28. Burial at Yoder cemetery.

Brunk.-Katie V. Geil Brunk, beloved wife of Bro. Joseph H. Brunk departed this life at their home near Linville Station, Rockingham Co., Va., Jan. 4, 1911. It was on the morning of Dec. 31 previous while engaged in the milking that she was suddenly stricken with apoplexy that was soon followed by a general paralysis of most of the organs of the body. She spoke only a few times, asking for a doctor-at the same time saying she had great pain in her head and eyes and felt a deep sensation of cold. Being carried to the house on a cot she sank into unconsciousness in which condition she lingered until the evening of Jan. 4, 1911, when she passed away peacefully at the age of 57 y. 5 m. 29 d. She united with the Mennonite Church Aug. 6, 1897, and in the home composed of husband, wife and daughter a vacancy has been caused that is deeply deplored by the two surviving members. Her aged father, Dea. Jacob Geil, an only sister and brother, Pre. Joseph W. Geil, also survive her. Funeral services were held on Jan. 6, from the Lindale M. H. Lewis Shank of Broadway and L. J. Heatwole of Dale Enterprise, officiating. Text, Job 38:17.

Naffziger.-August Naffziger was born in Kleinzimern (Hessen Darmstadt) Germany, Feb. 5, 1851; died of acute indigestion, Dec. 25, 1910. He was not married and leaves 3 brothers, 6 nephews and 9 nieces to mourn his departure. Funeral services were conducted by Bro. Abraham Kuhns of Columbus, Kans., Dec. 27, at the home of John Naffziger. Interment in Edgemont cemetery. In 1862 he moved with the family to Bavaria and in 1876, he and his brother John came to America, first settling in Bureau Co, Ill. After 4 years he again returned to Germany, where he spent 5 months, returning again to Illinois. In 1872 together with his brothers he came to Kansas where he resided until his death. Twenty-five years ago he had the misfortune of losing his mind. Before that time he was a member of the Mennonite Church an earnest worker. He made his home with his brother John Naffziger nineteen years. He was of a good disposition and generally in good health until the last 12 days when he suffered much until God relieved him and we must say, Dear Lord, Thy will be done. We miss him but hope to meet him on the other shore, where trouble and trials are no more. ------- John Naffziger.

Eichorn.-Sister Mary Eichorn (nee Ratzlaff), wife of Bro. Lewis Eichorn, was born in Russia Jan. 26, 1869; died Jan. 2, 1911, at her home near Guymon, Okla.; aged 41 y. 11 m. 7 d. Her death was very sudden and unexpected. She united with the Amish Mennonite Church in her youth and was a faithful member until death. At the age of 7 years she came with her parents to America. Sh* lived in Kansas, from three she went to Iowa, where she was married to Bro. Lewis Eichorn 20 years ago. She leaves to mourn, her husband, 2 sons, 4 daughters. Four children died in infancy. She also leaves 2 sisters living in Iowa and a host of friends, to mourn her departure. She was a loving wife, a kind mother, and a kind neighbor. May God comfort the bereaved ones. Funeral services were held at the Evangelical Church Jan. 4, by J. B. Greaser, the Evangelical minister. Text, Eccl. 7:2. Interment at the Guymon cemetery. --------A friend.

Transcribed by Cheri Salz, Illinois


Gospel Herald - Volume III, Number 43 - January 26, 1911 - page 691, 692

Schrock.-May T., wife of D. N. Schrock of Denver, Colo., died of tuberculosis Jan. 13, 1911. She was a member of the M. E. Church and died praying that her husband who seemed so dear to her might meet her in the glory world.

Transcriber's Note: first name might be Mary.

Yoder.-Katie (Kurtz) Yoder, wife of S. K. Yoder of Barrville, Pa., died at her home on Jan. 16, 1911; aged 70 y 9 m. 12 d. She was the mother of 3 sons and 1 daughter. She gave her heart to God in her early life, united with the Amish Mennonite Church and lived a faithful life until death. Funeral services were conducted Jan. 18 by Michael Yoder. Buried in Yoder cemetery near Barrville, Pa. May God comfort the bereaved.

Esch.-Christian H., son of Peter and Catharine Esch, was born Dec. 21, 1880; died Jan. 11, 1911; aged 30 y. 21 d. At the age of fifteen Christian united with the A. M. Church at Metamora, Ill. In Sept. of his eighteenth year he was seized with a severe attack of spinal meningitis, from which he never fully recovered. Friday, Jan. 7, he was stricken with pneumonia. However, the fever had nearly left him, when he was taken with heart disease (endocarditis) and unexpectedly passed away Wednesday evening. Besides father and mother, he leaves 2 brothers and 2 sisters to mourn his early departure.
Funeral services were held at the Union Church near Washington, Ill., by Andrew Schrock in the German language from Rev. 20:12-15 and by Val. Strubhar in English from Psa. 90:14, 15. Interment in cemetery nearby.

Thomas.-J. C. Thomas of Horse Cave, Ky., died of pulmonary tuberculosis Jan. 7, 1911; aged 28 y. Bro. Thomas was a backslider when he came to the Sanitarium at La Junta, Colo., a year ago, but renewed his covenant during the meetings conducted by Bro. Shoemaker last winter, has led a consistent life ever since and died rejoicing in the Lord. He said that we would never be able to realize in this world what had been done for him at the Sanitarium.-J. M. H.

Stauffer.-Catharine (Buckwalter) Stauffer was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Apr. 20, 1818; died Jan. 4, 1911; aged 92 y. 8 m. 14 d. She was married to Benj. Stauffer. To this union were born 9 children. Her husband and 2 daughters preceded her to the spirit world. Besides the 7 children she leaves 27 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. For many years she was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church at Sterling, Ill., at which place funeral services were conducted by A. C. Good. Her body was laid to its last resting place in the cemetery nearby.

Denlinger.-Hettie M., wife of Daniel K. Denlinger of Lancaster Co., Pa., died Dec. 31, 1910, of catarrhal pneumonia; aged 55 y. 11 m. 3 d. She bore her sufferings with great patience, and seemed ready to enter into eternal rest. She is survived by a husband, 4 sons, 6 daughters, 15 grandchildren and many relatives and friends to mourn her departure. She was a faithful member of the Church and it was always her desire to attend Church services when her health permitted.
Funeral services were held at Mellinger's Church, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 1911. Services were conducted by Bro. Sanford Landis from John 11:25, and Bro. John Landis from Psa. 116:15.
While this sad affliction is deeply felt by the bereaved husband and children, may we all be led nearer to God and seek to meet her on the bright shores beyond.

McCulloh.-Mary E. Gsell was born in Ustick Twp., Morrison, Ill., July 31, 1867; died Jan. 7, 1911 aged 43 y. 5 m. 7 d. She was married to John W. McCulloh, Dec. 26, 1889. To this union were born 7 children. She also leaves a husband, 1 step-son, father, mother, 4 sisters, 1 brother and a host of relatives and friends to mourn her departure.
She united with the Mennonite Church at the age of thirteen and was a faithful and consistent member until the time of her death. She was kind and loving to her husband and children and all who knew her, and always ready to lend a helping hand wherever needed and therefore is greatly missed in the home and the church. Funeral services were conducted at the Mennonite Church near Morrison, Ill., by A. C. Good, where a large concourse of sorrowing friends gathered to pay the last tribute of respect to one they loved so well.

Kohl-Frank Kohl was born in Germany and came to America with his parents when a child and located in the vicinity of Cleveland, Ohio. Bro. Kohl was married to Priscilla Mourer in 1864. To this union were born four children. Three children and the mother preceded him to the spirit world: One son survives him. In the year 1874 he was married to his second wife, Martha J. Crummel. To this union were born 3 sons and 1 daughter, all of whom survive him. Bro. Kohl was converted years ago and united with the U. B. Church. He lived a faithful and devoted Christian life. He was afflicted for years, but bore his sufferings with patience until death. He frequently said that he was prepared to go whenever the Lord would call him. He died at the age of 68 years, leaving a sorrowing companion and 5 children, with many relatives and friends to follow his remains to their last resting place. Funeral services were conducted in the Mennonite M. H. by Bro. George Lambert.
J. F. F.

Sipe.-Levi Oran Sipe died Nov. 25, 1910. He was bright and seemingly happy with his playmates; and yet, when he was found in the grasp of disease about three weeks before his death, not a word of complaint had passed his lips. One day when he was lying upon his bed he looked up into his mother's eyes and asked "Mamma, will I go to heaven?" She told the dear little fellow, "Yes you will." Then a few days later he asked if his brother Johnnie would come too. One morning when he awoke he said to his mother, "Mamma, I saw angels." His mother asked "where?" He said, "With God." Face to face with all this tragedy of human life we cannot but realize its brevity and uncertainty. Cut off in the strength of his boyhood, he had but passed the sixth milestone in his journey of life. When the world seemed most fair and full of promise he surrendered all, and passed on to that stage of existence which but marks the eternal progress of life in God. It is well with our dear little son where he is resting.

Yoder.-On Jan. 15, Alice H., only daughter of Pre. S. K. and Sister Fannie Yoder; aged 10 y. 10 m. 6 d. Alice was not as strong physically as many a one, but was full of energy and when health permitted was industrious and helpful; but for some time past was attacked with a complication of ailments and a short time before she died was seized by an attack of pneumonia which ended her career in this life. She will be missed very much in the home and by those with whom she associated. That the parents have the sympathy of the people was proven by the many who came to show their last respects to Alice. She leaves to mourn her early departure a kind father, mother, 4 brothers, a grandfather, besides a number of relatives and friends. Funeral Jan. 17, at the A. M. Church near McVeytown, Pa., conducted by J. E. Kauffman. Text, Luke 8:52. We can be assured from God's Word that that which may seem to be the parents' loss is her eternal gain.
Alice thou wast mild and lovely,
Gentle as the summer breeze:
Pleasant as the air of evening,
When it floats among the trees.
J. H. Byler.

Smith.-Margaret J. Symensma, widow of the late Bishop R. J. Smith, was born in the Province of Friesland, Holland, Dec. 21, 1820. She died of the infirmities of age Jan. 9, 1911; aged 90 y. 18 d. She was joined with her late husband in matrimony in 1839. To this union were born 7 children, of whom 3, with the father, preceded her to the eternal world, leaving 1 son, 3 daughters; with many relatives and friends to follow her remains to their last resting place. Sister Smith was converted in early life and united with the Mennonite Church, of which she was a faithful member until death. About the year 1853 she with her husband and children and a number of others, left their former home in Holland and settled in the vicinity of New Paris, Ind., in a section of land that required an unusual amount of labor and hardship to bring it under cultivation, and long years of labor and toil was the lot of these early settlers; but the Lord blessed them, and our sister, a real mother in Israel, with many of her associates who crossed the ocean to find a new home in America, has now crossed the ocean of life and are gathered in the mansions above, where there is joy and fulness of joy at God's right hand forever more. Funeral Services by the brethren, George Lambert and John Baer.
J. F. F.

Diller.-Bro. Jacob Diller was born in Cumberland Co., Pa., Feb. 18, 1840. He died at his home near Nash, Okla., Jan. 15, 1911. Bro. Diller was married to Anna Burkholder Oct. 30, 1862. He has lived a devoted Christian life since he was 22 years of age. He was a member of the Church of the Mennonite Brethren in Christ. Funeral services were held at the Church of the Brethren near Nash, Okla., Jan. 16. He was laid to rest at the cemetery near by. Services were conducted by Bro. S. C. Miller of Jet, Okla., from Eccl. 12:5. He leaves to mourn his departure a sorrowing wife and 7 children.

Hershberger.-Sadie (Troyer) Hershberger was born in La Grange Co., Ind., May 28, 1887; died near Shipshewana, Ind., Jan. 16, 1911; aged 23 y. 8 m. 19 d. She was married to Josiah Hershberger Jan. 22, 1908. Sister Sadie was a faithful member in the Mennonite Church at Shore. She leaves to mourn her early departure a deeply bereaved husband, father, mother, 2 sisters, a brother and many friends. Funeral services were conducted at the home by Y. C. Miller and the Forks M. H. by Bro. Oscar S. Hostetler (Rom. 14:12) and Bro. J. J. Troyer in German and Y. C. Miller in English from Rev. 3:5.
Y. C. M.

Niemand.-Mary A., wife of Louis Niemand, was born in Juniata Co., Pa., Nov. 6, 1831; died in Elkhart, Ind., Jan. 11, 1911; aged 79 y. 2 m. 5 d. She came with her husband to Elkhart, Ind., in 1865. She is survived by her husband, 1 daughter and 1 granddaughter. About eleven months ago she was taken with a stroke of paralysis, from which she was partly recovered. Ten days before her death she had an attack of pneumonia from which she suffered until the Lord called her away from the trials and sufferings of earth to her final reward. She was buried Jan. 14 in Grace Lawn cemetery. Funeral services were conducted at the home by John F. Funk. May God comfort the sorrowing hearts who mourn the death of a life companion, a mother, grand-mother and friend.
J. F. F.

Transcribed by Cheri Salz, Illinois

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