Gospel Herald Obituaries - November, 1913

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Gospel Herald - Volume VI, Number 32 - November 6, 1913 - page 511, 512

Eash.--Moses D. Eash was born Jan. 8, 1862; died of typhoid fever at the Memorial Hospital at Johnstown, Pa., Oct. 7, 1913; aged 51 y. 8 m. 29 d. He had lived a life of sin, but on his death bed called for Bishop James Saylor, who baptized him and received him into the Mennonite Church. Funeral services at the Blough Church on the 9th by James Saylor and L. A. Blough. Buried in the cemetery near the church.

Koppes.--Edwin Koppes was born in Medina Co., O., May 20, 1869. He gave his hand to the Church and his heart to God in 1895. He was married to Sister Fanny Burckhart, Dec. 27, 1894, from near Orrville, O. To this union were born 3 sons and 2 daughters. Besides his wife and children there remain his parents, and one sister to mourn their loss. He was ordained to the ministry of the Gospel in Feb., 1903. He is greatly missed in the home and in the Church, where he was faithful in the charge placed upon him. He departed this life Sept. 29, 1913; aged 44 y. 4 m. 9 d. Funeral conducted by Bishop Isaac Good; Martin Ramer, Wakarusa, Ind., Harvey Horst, Columbiana, O., Benj. Good, Orrville, O. Text, Phil. 1:21.

Miller.--Alice, daughter of S. D. and Mary Miller, was born in Holmes Co., Ohio, Jan. 6, 1894; died Oct. 25, 1913; aged 19 y. 9 m. 19 d. She sought her Savior in her youth and was baptized when she was 13 years old and remained a faithful member of the Amish Mennonite Church until God saw fit to remove her from this present wicked world to the realms above. She spent much time in reading her Bible and in prayer, always looking on the bright side of life and having a kind word to those around her. She leaves father, mother, 5 brothers, 3 sisters, an aged grandfather and many relatives and friends who mourn her early departure. She was buried at the Martin's Creek Church. Services were conducted by Bishops Fred Mast (Heb. 11:10) and J. F. Mast (I Thes. 4: 13-18)

Karicofe.--Sister Bertie Myers Karicofe, wife of Samuel H. Karicofe, was born May 29, 1875, near Hinton, Va.; died Oct. 23, 1913; aged 38 y. 4 m. 24 d. She was the daughter of Wm. J. and Frances Myers. Surviving her are her husband, 5 small children, youngest being 13 days old, parents, five brothers and a large number of friends to mourn the loss. She united with the Mennonite Church about 20 years ago, and lived a consecrated Christian life, being a strong advocate of the principles of the Church of her choice. Her bright, cheerful disposition caused all who knew her to love her. Funeral on the 26th at the Mt. Horeb U. B. Church; interment in the adjoining cemetery. Services by J. S. Martin and S. D. Skelton. Text, John 11:25. May God's blessings guide the bereft ones through life.

Kraft.--Mary Kraft, daughter of the late Elias and Hannah (Bingeman) Snider, was born in Waterloo, Ont., April 7, 1838; died Oct. 21, 1913; aged 75 y. 6 m. 14 d. At the age of 20 years she united in matrimony with Aaron Kraft, who died 16 years ago. To this union were born 6 children, 4 of whom died in infancy. Hannah and Mrs. Lehman Shirk with 2 grandchildren remain to mourn their loss, also 8 brothers and 1 sister. Ever since the death of her husband she had her home with her daughters in Waterloo, where she received the best of care. At the age of 16 years she united with the Mennonite Church, in which faith we believe she was true to the end. She suffered greatly the last few months from that dreadful disease, cancer. She bore her affliction in Christian patience, looking forward to the land where pain is unknown. Funeral services Oct. 24, conducted at the home by Bro. Noah Stauffer and at the Waterloo Church by Bro. Noah Hunsberger from John 16:33, and Bro. Burns of the Evangelical Church from Heb. 4:9. Buried at the Berlin Church.

Transcribed by Barbara Fink, Florida


Gospel Herald - Volume VI, Number 33 - November 13, 1913 - page 327, 328

Hostedler.--Francis Hostedler was born in Holmes Co., Ohio, Feb. 27, 1844. Sept 5, 1867, he was united in marriage to Mary Lenhart. To this union were born 3 sons and 6 daughters. In September, 1873, he with his family moved to Howard Co. Ind., on a farm near Plevna. About four years ago he with his wife moved to Greentown, Ind., where he departed this life on Sept. 21, 1913; aged 69 y. 6 m. 24 d. He leaves to mourn his departure wife, 6 children, 7 brothers, 2 sisters, and many relatives and friends. Funeral on the 23rd. Services at the house by Bro. E. A. Mast and J. S. Horner. Buried in the Amberg Cemetery.

Speigle.--Samuel Speigle of Somerset Co., Pa., was born Oct. 7, 1836; died Oct. 20, 1913; aged 77 y. 13 d. Funeral services were conducted at the Thomas Church on the 22nd by L. A. Blough and W. C. Hershberger. His wife preceded him to the spirit world Sept. 30, 1904. He is survived by 2 sons and 3 daughters and many friends who mourn for him, but not without hope. Bro. Speigle was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for over 52 years. He was greatly interested in building up the Church of his choice, especially in giving aid financially. He will be missed in the home as a kind father, in the community as a good neighbor, in the Church as a faithful member, but we hope our loss is his eternal gain.

Cender.--Katie Elizabeth, daughter of Bro. John and Sister Katie Cender, was born Nov. 24, 1909; died after a brief illness of appendicitis, Oct. 25, 1913; aged 3 y 11 m. 1 d. She leaves her sorrowing partents, 2 brothers, 1 sister, 3 grandparents, and many friends to mourn her early departure. Funeral services were held at the East Bend A. M. Church near Fisher, Ill., by Bro. Daniel Grieser in German and by Bro. Jonas Litwiller of Morton, Ill., in English. Text, Mark 10:13, 14.
"There's a pair of little hands,
Laid to rest forevermore;
There's two pearly dimpled checks,
Whose rich blooming is o'er;
Death has sealed two little eyes,
Which will no more smile nor weep."

Weaver.--Ray C. Weaver was born in Elkhart Co., Ind., Dec. 1, 1896; died Oct. 20, 1913; aged 16 y. 10 m. 19 d. Less than a year ago he confessed Jesus as his Savior and united with the Mennonite Church at Middlebury. During the past summer he worked for his brother-in-law. He came home on Saturday evening, retired seemingly in good health, and was found in an unconscious condition the next morning, suffering from poisoning of an unknown source. He never recovered consciousness but passed away the following Monday evening. We consider this a loud call to the young folks of this community. He leaves to mourn his departure a widowed mother, 3 sisters, and many friends. Funeral services were conducted from the Mennonite Church at Middlebury on Thursday by the Bros. D. J. Johns and S. S. Yoder.

Zook.--Jacob Zook was born in Holmes Co., O., Mar. 9, 1842. He moved with his parents to Howard Co., Ind., in Sept. 1851, of which place he was a permanent resident until death. He was converted and joing the church of his choice in early life of which he was a member until death. He was married the first time to Mary Schmucker. To this union were born 3 sons and 3 daughters. One son died in infancy. His first wife died Sept. 26, 1886. About two years after he was again married to Rebecca Mast. They lived a happy life together until Oct. 23, 1909, when she departed this life. Soon afterwards he made his home with John Miller's his sister's place. On the morning of Oct. 30, 1913, they found Bro. Zook dead in bed. Age, 71 y. 7 m. 21 d. He leaves to mourn his departure 2 sons, 3 daughters, and many relatives and friends. Funeral Nov. 1 at the Mennonite meeting house. Services conducted by Bros. J. S. Horner and N. M. Slabaugh, from Matt. 24:44. Burial in the Mast Cemetery.

Bomberger.--Sister Lizzie M. (Stern), wife of Bro. John H. Bomberger, of Warwick Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., was born Dec. 22, 1854; died Oct. 27, 1913; aged 58 y. 10 m. 5 d. Oct. 18, 1877, she was married to Bro. Bomberger, during which period of her life she spent on a farm near Lititz, Pa., until three years ago, when they moved to their newly built house, in which she died. Sister Bomberger lived faithful to the end. She had a kind word to all who knew her and will be greatly missed by her many friends. On Thursday, oct. 24, she was stricken with apoplexy, soon became unconscious, in which state she remained to the end. Besides her bereaved husband she is survived by 2 brothers, Peter and Christian Stern of near Risser's Church, also many friends, who mourn the loss of a good neighbor. The funeral was held Oct. 30 at her late home and at Erb's Church. Interment in the cemetery near by. Bro. Jonas Hess spoke in the German langauge and Bros. John Lefever and Jacob Hershey in English. Text, I Pet. 1:3-5.
Lord, give us such a faith as this
And then what'er may come,
We'll taste, e'en here, the hallow'd bliss
Of an eternal home.
A sister in faith.

Transcribed by Barbara Fink, Florida


Gospel Herald - Volume VI, Number 34 - November 20, 1913 - page 543

Martin.--Samuel Martin was born Mar. 3, 1838; died Nov. 3, 1913; aged 75 y. 8 m. Funeral services at the home of his sister, Mrs. Plank, by Reuben Cockley, B. F. Zimmerman, and ____ Kramer of the Reformed Church. Buried in the Slate Hill Cemetery.

Bowman.--Sister Barbara Goodyear Bowman was born April 24, 1830; died Oct. 23, 1913; aged 83 y. 5 m. 29 d. Funeral services at the Churchtown Church on Sunday, oct. 26, by Reuben Cockley and Henry Weber and _____ Parson of the Church of God. Buried in the cemetery near the church.

Herman.--Elizabeth Herman was born Dec. 29, 1831; died Sept. 11, 1913; aged 81 y. 8 m. 12 d. Her surviving children are Catharine, wife of David F. Harnish, with whom she had her home; Adam T. and Milton T., near Hollinger, Pa. Services held at the Byerland Church, Sept. 14, conducted by Bros. Abram B. Herr and Jacob Thomas, Text, I Pet. 1:3-9.
"Some sweet day when life is o'er,
We shall meet above;
We shall greet those gone before,
In that home of love."
E. H. E.

Heller.--Mary R., widow of the late Isaac D. Heller, was born July 13, 1831; died Oct. 21, 1913; aged 82 y. 3 m. 8 d. She was a member of the Mennonite Church for many years, and we have that hope and trust that she has gone to be with her Savior and the loved ones who have gone before. She is survived by 2 step-children (Annie, wife of D. H. Kendig of Reading, Pa.; John, of Lancaster, Pa.)and one sister, Mrs. Martin Groff, Lancaster, Pa. Funeral services were held at Mellinger's Church by Bros. John Landis and John Mosemann. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
"Asleep in Jesus, blessed sleep,
From which none ever wakes to weep;
A calm and undisturbed repose,
Unbroken by the last of foes."
A granddaughter.

Transcribed by Barbara Fink, Florida


Gospel Herald - Volume VI, Number 35 - November 27, 1913 - page 559

Miller.--Florence Ruby, daughter of Bro. Alf. B. and Sister Lovina Miller, was born June 15, 1913; died Oct. 30, 1913; aged 4 m. 15 d. She leaves to mourn her early departure her sorrowing parents, a twin brother, 2 other brothers, 1 sister, and a number of relatives and friends. Funeral services were held in the Mennonite Church near Protection, Kans., Oct. 31, by Bro. N. E. Ebersole, assisted by Bro. Brubaker of the Dunkard Church.

Transcribed by Barbara Fink, Florida

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