Ream. - Laura Ream, granddaughter of George and Frances
Ream, Gordonville, Pa., died Aug. 15, 1913; aged 12 y. 4 m. 27
d. She had been afflicted with epilepsy for seven years. Her mother
preceded her in death seven years. We miss her vacant chair, but
hope to meet her in heaven.
Frances K. Ream
Lind. - Zenas Ira, son of N. A. and Sarah Lind, was born near Wadsworth, Ohio, July 28, 1912. During all his stay on earth no food could be found that did him much good; hence he was small, never weighing more than 12 pounds. Pneumonia finally claimed him Sept. 17, 1913, at the age of 1 y. 1 m. 20 d. He was cheerful and patient and a large place in the home is vacant. Funeral Sept. 19, at the Bethel Church, I. J. Buchwalter officiating.
Newell. - Harry Floyd, only child of Fr. G. and ___ Newell died of cholera infantum Sept. 19, 1913. He was a bright, beautiful child, and a real household joy; but the Lord took him into the great fold above and the parents' hearts are sad, but when we meet our loved in the bright world beyound1 there will be gladness such as we never knew before. Let us comfort our bleeding hearts, remembering that whatsoever God doeth is well done. Funeral services were held at the home, in Elkhart, Ind., on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 21, by John F. Funk, from Jno. 16:1-3. 1.
Transcriber's note: Spelling as printed in the Gospel Herald.
Harnish. - Elizabeth Herr Harnish was born in Lancaster
Co., Pa., March 4, 1848; peacefully passed to her long home, which
she often longed for, during her long illness, on Aug. 20, 1913;
aged 65 y. 5 m. 16 d. She leaves to mourn their loss, Ella V.,
wife of B. E. Lefever, Cora K. and Annie E. Harnish, also one
brother, David F. Harnish, and one sister, Mrs. Harry F. Eshbach.
The funeral was held at the Old Mennonite Church, near New Danville,
Pa., Aug. 23. Services were held by Bish. Abram B. Herr and Jacob
Thomas. Text, I Pet., 3:1-9. "We are going down the valley
one by one."
By her sister, E. H. E.
Good. - Lydia Ann, wife of Jacob Good was born Jan. 21, 1875, near Bowmansville, Pa., died Sept. 16, 1913. She was the mother of three children one died in infancy. She was a member of the Mennonite Church and remained faithful to the end. Her exemplary life is worthy of imitation and is a loud call to the young people to lead a life devoted to the Lord. She is missed in church and in Sunday school where she had charge of a class, and mostly in the home. She is survived by her husband, two boys aged 12 and 8, her parents, 4 sisters, 5 brothers, and a large number of friends to mourn her early departure. Funeral was held Sept. 21. Services at the house by Moses Gehman and at the church by I. B. Good in English and Benj. Weaver in German. Text, Rev. 14:13. Interment in adjoining cemetery. A large concourse of friends and relatives gathered to pay the last tribute of respect to the departed one. Rest to her soul. Aged 38-7-25.
Cressman. - Aaron Cressman was born in Wilmot Twp., Ont. April 8, 1854; died at his home in Strasburg, Ont., Sept. 13, 1913; aged 59 y. 5 m. 5 d. The funeral was held at the Weber Church near his home on Wednesday, the 17th. The services were conducted by Bro. Isaiah Wismer (Text, Jas. 4:14) and Bishop Jonas Snider (Text, Matt. 24:40). Bro. Cressman leaves to mourn a sorrowing widow, 2 sons and 6 daughters ( 3 of whom are married, two living in Saskatchewan, Can., and one at Vineland, Ont.), 4 brothers and 3 sisters. He will be greatly missed in the community and in the church, where he had been a member for over 20 years. The call came very suddenly. He was in the field at work and while unhitching at noon one of the horse kicked him. He soon became unconscious and his right side was paralyzed. He lay in that condition from Wednesday noon till Saturday morning, when he passed peacefully away.
Gross. - William Gross was born Mar. 2, 1839; died July
8, 1913. In mature years he was married to Anna Godshalk, daughter
of Pre. Samuel Godshalk. This union was blessed with 9 children,
three of whom survive. His wife died Nov. 19, 1892. In his younger
years he united with the Mennonite Church. He passed through many
dark hours. We however believe that he is at rest. His greatest
joy was visiting the sick and those in great sorrow or deep ways.
Having passed through many of these ways himself he could by experience
hold out a helping hand to others. His funeral was largely attended.
He was buried July 12, 1913. He was laid to rest in the Doylestown
Mennonite burying grounds. At the house the services were held
by Jacob Rush in English and John F. Funk in German. A. O. Histand
led in prayer. At the meeting house Jacob Moyer spoke in the German
from the text found in Isa. 3:10, followed in English by Warren
Bean on the same text only enlarging and including the eleventh
verse also. Followed in prayer by Jonas Mininger.
One of the family.
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Gospel Herald - Volume VI, Number 28 - October 9, 1913 - page 447
Zehr. - Joseph W. Zehr was born in Oxford Co., Ont., July 22, 1864; died of dropsy at his home near Cassel, Ont., Sept. 6, 1913; aged 40 y. 1 m. 14 d. He was married to _____ Roth. This union was blessed with 3 sons and 3 daughters. He leaves to mourn his loss his bereaved wife, 3 sons, 3 daughters, his aged mother, 2 brothers, 4 sisters. He was a member of the A. M. Church. Funeral services were conducted at the Zorra Church, Sept. 9, by C. S. Zehr, D. H. Steinman, and J. M. Bender. Interment in cemetery beside church.
Brenneman. - Sept. 18, on his way home from Otto's Inn where he had been employed as cook and general helper for 15 years, Henry Brenneman, son of Bish. Geo. Brenneman, was struck and instantly killed by a fast freight train on the C. H. and D. R. R. in Lima, Ohio; aged 62 y. 5 m. 11 d. Buried on the 21st in the Salem Cemetery in the presence of a large concourse of relatives and friends. Deceased leaves 3 sons and 3 daughters, 2 brothers, 2 sisters and many others to mourn his sad and unexpected death. "So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom."
Sumy. - Christian Sumy, was born in Somerset Co., Pa., Mar. 20, 1849; died of cancer of bowels in McPherson Co., Kans., Sept. 20, 1913; aged 64 y. 6 m. He came to McPherson Co., Kans., about 30 years ago and settled on the place where he died. He united with the Mennonite Church in early manhood and was a consistent and faithful member to the end. He was never married. He is survived by 3 brothers and 2 sisters. Funeral services were held at the West Liberty Church, Sept. 22, by D. H. Bender and Matthias Cooprider. Text, II Cor. 5:1.
Landis. - Bro. Jacob L. Landis of East Lampeter Twp.,
Lancaster Co., Pa., entered into rest Sept. 24, 1913; aged 71
y. 1 m. 2 d. He is survived by his wife, who was Annie D. Rohrer,
2 children, Mrs. B. K. Witmer and Amos R., 7 grandchildren, and
also one brother. He was a loving father and grandfather. May
God bless the bereaved. Bro. Landis was a faithful member of the
Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held Sept. 27 by Bro.
John Landis at the home and at Mellinger,s Mennonite Church by
Bros. David Landis and Abram Herr. Text, II Tim. 4:7, 8.
"Some sweet day when life is o'er,
We shall meet above,
We shall greet those gone before,
In that land of love."
Schwartzendruber. - Veronica (Erb) Schwartzendruber was born near New Hamburg, Waterloo Co., Ont., April 4, 1830; died of infirmities of old age at her home at Petersburg, Ont., Sept. 19, 1913; aged 83 y. 5 m. 15 d. On Dec. 6, 1851, she was married to Christian Swartzendruber and lived in matrimony 23 years and one day. This union was blessed with 12 children; 3 preceding her to the spirit world in infancy. Her husband died Dec. 7, 1874. She leaves 5 sons, 4 daughters, a foster son, 32 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren to mourn her departure. Funeral services were conducted Sept. 22, 1913, by Christian Gascho at the house and at the St. Agatha A. M. Church by M. K. Jantz and J. M. Bender. Interment in cemetery nearby. She was a member of the A. M. Church.
Zook. - Catharine (Saltzman) Zook was born in Butler Co., Ohio, July 27, 1842; died near Larned, Kans., Sept. 16, 1913; aged 71 y. 1 m. 20 d. She was married to John Zook in Tazewell Co., Ill., and lived with him in happy companionship for nearly half a century. To this union were born 7 sons and 3 daughters. All survive her and all were present at the funeral together with 27 out of the 28 grandchildren who survive her. She also has 2 sisters living in Ohio. Bro. and Sister Zook moved from their home in Illinois to Pawnee Co., Kans., in 1886, and settled down on the open prairies where they lived the remainder of their days, her husband having preceded her to the spirit world a little over a year ago. She united with the Mennonite Church in early life and remained a faithful member until the end. She was ready and anxious to leave the earth and enter the heavenly home. She suffered for a number of years from diabetes, which disease caused her death. Funeral services were held Sept. 17 by D. H. Bender, assisted by M. Kellar of the Church of the Brethren. Text, Job 5:26.
Rhodes. - William E. Rhodes was born near Hinton, Va.,
Mar. 25, 1873; died from lead-poisoning Aug. 27, 1913; aged 40
y. 5 m. 2 d. Bro. Rhodes united with the Mennonite Church when
a young man and remained a faithful worker until he was called
home. At the time of his death he was superintendent of the Bank
Sunday school. The Church has lost a zealous worker, the home
a devoted father and companion, and the community a good citizen.
He was married to Vesta Spitzer who survives him. To this union
were born 2 sons and 1 daughter, all living. He also leaves one
brother in Ohio, one sister in Maryland and one sister near Dayton,
Va. Bro. Rhodes has been a great sufferer in years past from spinal
trouble and because of this he was not a stout man. He chose painting
for a livelihood, which he followed until he was overcome by lead
poison. The funeral was held on the 26th at Mt. Horeb U. B. Church
where a large assembly of people had gathered. The service was
conducted by the writer and A. D. Heatwole from II Tim. 4: 6-8.
Interment in the cemetery adjoining the church. Peace to his ashes.
J. S. Martin
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Miller. - Grace Ebersole, wife of Levi Z. Miller, died Aug. 29, 1913; aged 25 y. 6 m. 21 d. She is survived by her husband, 2 little boys (aged 3 years, and 6 months, respectively), her parents, 1 sister, 2 brothers, and a large number of friends mourn the loss. Funeral services were held at Good's Church near Elizabethtown, Pa., with interment in the adjoining cemetery. May God's sustaining grace be sufficient to guide the bereft family through life.
Giebner. - Elizabeth, widow of the late Otto Giebner, departed this life at her home near Markham, Ont., Oct. 3, 1913; aged 70 y. 6 m. 1 d. Sister Giebner's health was failing for a few years and she suffered much from cancer. She bore her suffering patiently and left a bright Christian testimony. The funeral was held at the Wideman Church on the 5th and was very largely attended. The services were conducted by S. R. Hoover, E. Sievenpiper, and L. J. Burkholder.
Ramer. - Esther Mary, daughter of Henry B. and Mary M. Ramer, was born April 1, 1911; died from an attack of pneumonia at the home of her parents in Altoona, Pa., Sept. 30, 1913; aged 2 y. 6 m. A short service was held at the home on the evening of Oct. 1, by J. L. Stauffer of Altoona. Text, Matt. 19:14. The body was taken to Martinsburg next morning where further services were held and interment made in the Martinsburg Mennonite Church and Cemetery. Services were conducted by Abram Metzler (text, Jno. 14:18), assisted by J. L. Stauffer. Esther was a loving daughter and leaves three brothers and sorrowing parents to mourn her loss. She was taken ill on Sunday evening about 10 o'clock and in 48 hours passed away, this showing to all that life is uncertain and even as a vapor that soon passeth away.
Conner. - Charles T. Conner died at Barksdale, Va.,
Sept. 15, 1913; aged 63 yrs. He suffered from Bright's disease
for about ten months. About four months before he died he confessed
Christ, and expressed a desire to be baptized and received into
the Mennonite Church. Bish. J. M. Krieder, who was then in Warwick
Co., Va., came and baptized him, and received him into church
fellowship. After giving his heart to God, he often expressed
a deep regret that he had spent the greater part of his life in
sin, and had only a small remnant to bring unto the Lord. He talked
much to his children, admonishing them to give their hearts to
the Lord and we praise God that fruits of his labor are already
in evidence. He leaves a companion, 4 sons, and 1 daughter, who
has been a sister in the church for a number of years, also a
number of grandchildren. Interment in the family graveyard near
Wolftrap, Va. There was a service held at the grave by Bro. Levi
Good and Bro. David Kurtz.
Wiker. - William J. Wiker was born in Lancaster Co.,
Pa., Jan. 2, 1867; died Sept. 29, 1913 after an illness of only
one week of typhoid pneumonia. He was twice married. His first
wife was Eleanor Brown. Of this union one daughter, Ruth B. Wiker,
survives. His second wife was Mary Fager, of which union 2 children,
Elizabeth and Samuel survive. He united with the Mennonite Church
22 years ago, of which he has been a consistent member until death.
He bore his suffering with Christian fortitude and was conscious
to the last, bidding his family goodbye and told each one to meet
him in heaven. Just a few hours before he went to his eternal
home he sang, " We shall meet him face to face, and "When
the roll is called up yonder. His sudden death was a shock to
the community. Funeral services were held at the New Providence
Church, Oct. 2. Services conducted by Bro. J. B. Senger from Phil.
1:21, assisted by Bro. A. Brubaker and Elias Groff.
"A precious one from us has gone,
A voice we loved is stilled,
A place is vacant in the home,
Which never can be filled."
Schrock. - Ananias H. Schrock was born May 23, 1863,
in Howard Co., Ind.; died Sept. 27, 1913; aged 50 y. 4 m. 4 d.
He was married to Susie L. Fry Sept. 9, 1888, living in matrimony
25 years. To this union were born 8 children, of whom 4 preceded
him to the spirit world. He leaves to mourn his departure his
widow, 2 sons, 2 daughters, a grandchild, an aged mother, 3 brothers,
and 2 sisters. Father, 3 sisters and one brother preceded him
to the great beyond. He had united with the A. M. Church to which
he was faithful to the end and always filled his place in church
when health permitted. Bro. Schrock was in failing health for
over four years and always bore his afflictions with patience.
The last six weeks of his life he was bedfast. He often told his
family and friends that he was ready to leave this world, and
be with saints in the glory world beyond. The family loses a kind
father and husband and the neighbors a good neighbor. Funeral
on the 30th at the Mennonite Church, where a very large crowd
of people had gathered together. Services conducted by Bros. J.
S. Horner and E. A. Mast from II Tim. 4:6-8. Buried at the Schrock
G. W. N.
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Hershberger. - Josiah Hershberger of Boswell, Pa., was born Dec. 11, 1839; died Oct. 6, 1913; aged 73 y. 9 m. 25 d. He was a member of the Reformed Church. Funeral services were conducted at the Thomas Mennonite Church. Interment was in the adjoining cemetery, by ____ Miller and L. A. Blough. Text, Heb. 4:9.
Gindlesberger. - Rebecca Alice, wife of Levi Gindlesberger, of near Boswell, Pa., was born Oct. 31, 1867; died Sept. 8, 1913; aged 45 y. 10 m. 7 d. She is survived by her husband, 4 sons, 4 daughters, 2 grandchildren, father, step-mother, 3 brothers, 4 sisters. One son and 3 daughters preceded her to the spirit world. She was a faithful member of the Baptist Church for about 26 years. Funeral services were conducted at the Baptist Church by L. A. Blough and James Saylor.
Shoemaker. - Dianah Shoemaker, widow of Adam Shoemaker, departed this life Oct. 8, 1913, at the home of her near relative, Edward Lamb at Sparkling Springs, Va. She was one among the first to unite with the Mennonite Church in what is now called the Gospel Hill congregation in the moutnain*. section of Hopkins Gap. Funeral held from the new church at that place on the 9th by Christian Good. Peace to her memory.
Transcriber's note: * Spelled as printed in the Gospel Herald.
Detweiler. - Mary, wife of Christian Detweiler, was born in France, Feb. 4, 1830; came to America, May, 1859, locating in Peoria, Ill.; died in Seward Co., Nebr., Sept. 2, 1913; aged 83 y. 6 m. 29 d. To this union were born 6 children, 3 sons and 3 daughters. Three sons and a daughter remain to mourn her death, the husband and 2 daughters having preceded her to the spirit world. She leaves also 36 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren to mourn her departure.
Conrad. - Hilda Louisse Conrad was born near Cutcheon, Mich., July 20, 1903; died at the same place Sept. 23, 1913; aged 10 y. 2 m. 3 d. Death was caused by infection pneumatic fever and blood poisoning. She was sick only one week, but suffered intensely. She leaves to mourn her departure, father, mother, 2 brothers, 2 sisters, and many relatives and friends. These feel her loss very keenly but realize their loss is her gain; for the Savior has said, "Suffer the little children and forbid them not to come unto me, for such is the kingdom of heaven." Funeral services were conducted at the Whitehead Church near New Paris, Ind., Sept. 26, 1913, by J. W. Christophel. Text, Luke 18:16.
Bishop. - Elizabeth, widow of the late Jacob Bishop, departed this life at the home of her son-in-law, I. Frank Swartz, in Blooming Glen, Pa., where she had been an invalid for three and one half years. She endured with patience. She died Aug. 6, 1913; aged 88 y. 4 m. 2 d. She is survived by 7 children, 18 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great-grandchildren. From her early years she was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church and remained faithful to the end. May the sustaining grace of God be sufficient to guide us all, that when the "roll is called up yonder" we may answer to the call. Funeral services were held at Blooming Glen, conducted at the house by Bros. A. N. Freed and J. Rush; at the meeting house by Bros. J.____. Clemmens and John F. Funk of Elkhart, Ind. Text, Phil. 1:21.
Kreider. - Bro. George Krieder was born Sept. 5, 1841,
in Lancaster Co., Pa; died Oct. 8, 1913; aged 72 y. 1 m. 3 d.
He was confined to his bed about 5 weeks which he bore without
complaint. He loved to be alone much of his time. He would tell
us he would soon be better, yet he realized he was still getting
weaker, and told us in his last days he would not get well. When
asked if he was afraid to die he said, No. He was a member of
the Mennonite Church for more than 30 years. Besides his wife,
Anna, 8 children survive, all of whom are in the Master,s service.
His oldest son is a bishop at Palmyra, Mo. Funeral services were
conducted by C. M. Brackbill, John B. Senger and Jacob Mellinger.
Texts, Rom. 8:2, Psa. 116:15. Interment in Paradise Cemetery.
We miss thee from our home dear father, We miss thee from thy
place. Oh how peaceful, mild, and calm He looked like sleeping
when he died.
Brunk. - Susanna Hartman Brunk, wife of Bro. Samuel Brunk, was born Dec. 13, 1843; died at their home near Harrisonburg, Va., of pulmonary trouble following an attack of la grippe, Oct. 12, 1913. She was a daughter of the late David and Elizabeth Hartman, and by direct lineage on the maternal side was a granddaughter of Bishop Peter Burkholder. Her Christian life began in early years, being baptized and received to membership with the Mennonite Church in her sixteenth year - while the date of her marriage to Samuel Brunk was April 21, 1864. March 19, 1899, she was called to the office of deaconess by her home congregation (Weavers), and from the date of organization of the Sister,s Aid Society on Mar. 21, 1908, she became its director as well as one of its most active promoters. In her work as deaconess she was active and faithful in visiting the sick and relieving the distressed and needy of her own sex. She leaves a sorrowing husband, one son, John D., of Goshen, Ind., one daughter, Annie E., at home; two brothers, P. S. Hartman of Harrisonburg, Va., and D. B. Hartman of Canal Dover, O., and two sisters, Elizabeth Hartman Brunk and Lydia Hartman. Funeral services were from Weaver,s Church on the 14th, where a large concourse of relatives and friends assembled to pay a last tribute of respect. Scriptural readings and text by J. E. Suter and L. J. Heatwole, Psa. 90. - Text, Psa. 17:15.
Brubacher. - Bishop Jacob N. Brubacher was born July
25, 1838; died Oct. 9, 1913, of uraemia, at the residence of his
son-in-law, Christian G. Brenneman, about two miles east of Mount
Joy, Pa., on the place he was born. He was confined to bed only
13 days, having enjoyed apparently rugged good health and had
not been sick for over 52 years. Always active in the work of
the ministry, even almost to the last, having preached his last
sermon at the Philadelphia Mission on Sept. 21.
He was ordained to the ministry June, 1865, and to the office of bishop on Dec. 25, 1867, and became senior and presiding bishop of Lancaster Conference about 25 years ago. When he was first ordained he preached only in the German language, but soon responded to the many appeals for English preaching on funeral and other occasions and in that line of work was called far and near and soon became well and favorably known as an able preacher of the Gospel and a strong and earnest exponent of the simple life. He was a man of strong convictions and always stood firmly for the preservation of the purity and simplicity in doctrine and practice of the confession of faith as taught in the Scriptures and advocated and upheld by the forefathers. In his position as moderator of our Conference he wielded a strong influence by his staunch integrity of principle. Order, God,s first law, was a prominent characteristic of his life and work. A pioneer in Sunday school work, he organized a German Sunday school in a nearby school house in the early sixties. but dropped the work when he was ordained to the ministry, partly on account of his ministerial duties and the fact that at that time many of the brotherhood did not look upon the work with favor. He was intensely interested in his work, no way too long, no night too dark, nor weather too inclement when duty called. He was the friend of all and was much interested in the young. He would often have companies of them come to his home to sing for him which pleased him so much. During his illness the school children came in and sang for him, which he related with much emotion. He was often misunderstood, especially along the line of movements in the Church in recent years, but always said he would not think of standing in the way of anything that would work for good. Of his immediate family there remains only one son. Another son and a daughter preceded him to the grave some years, both leaving families. There are 8 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild and an only brother, Martin N. Brubaker of Mt. Joy, Pa. His wife died on July 19th, last. The funeral services were held on the 14th inst*. at Landisville, Pa. Services were conducted at the Mennonite meting**. house by Bishops Abram B. Herr, Benj. Weaver, and Peter R. Nissley. Bishop Weaver preached the sermon from II Kings 2:12, 13. An overflow service was conducted in the basement of the same house by Bros. Sanford Landis and John B. Senger. Text, II Tim. 4:6-8. Another overflow service was held in the Bethel Church, adjoining, by Bros. D. N. Lehman and I. B. Good. Text, Luke 2:29-32. His remains were laid to rest in the cemetery adjoining by the side of those of his life companion, who preceded him so lately. "They loved him most who knew him best."
Transcriber's note: * As written in the Gospel Herald
Transcriber's note: ** Spelling as written in Gospel Herald
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Gospel Herald - Volume VI, Number 31 - October 30, 1913 - page 495, 496
Detrow. - Clyde Raymond Detrow was born Feb. 9, 1902; died Sept. 23, 1913; aged 11 y. 7 m. 14 d. Clyde was much loved by his parents and those who knew him. He will be missed by his many friends. Funeral services by E. M. Detwiler, David Lehman, and A. J. Steiner.
Landis. - Bro. Tobias Landis of Millersville, Pa., died Oct. 14, 1913; of the infirmities of old age. He was in his 89th year. He leaves a wife and no children. Funeral on the 17th at Millersville Mennonite M. H. Interment in adjoining cemetery. Services by Bish. Benj. Weaver in German and Pre. Abraham Brubaker in English.
Good. - Bro. Jacob Good of Goodville, Lancaster Co., Pa., departed this life Oct. 15, 1913; aged 67 y. 10 d. His sickness was consumption and cancerous tumor. He had been a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for many years., a staunch witness against worldliness. He leaves a wife, 2 sons, and 3 daughters to mourn their loss, which we believe is his gain. Funeral on the 18th at Lichty,s Church. Interment in Zimmerman,s burial ground. Services by Pre. J. M. Sauder in German and Bishop Benj. Weaver in English.
Beisel. - Sister Suie Bertha, daughter of Bro. Levi and Sister Christena Knavel, was born Nov. 21, 1891; died Oct. 12, 1913; aged 21 y, 10 m. 21 d. She united with the Mennonite Church several years ago, but through weakness of the flesh drifted back into the world. Last fall she renewed her covenant with God and during her sickness expressed a willingness and readiness to depart. March 23, 1913, she was married to Edward Beisel, who survives her. Funeral services were conducted at the Elton Church by S. G. Shetler, after which her body was laid away in the cemetery nearby. Parents, brothers, sisters, a heart-stricken husband, and friends wept over her departure, but all rejoiced in the blessed hope that it is well with her soul. - S.
Domer. - Mary Domer was born July 2, 1830; died Oct.
8, 1913; aged 83 y. 3 m. 6 d. She often longed to leave this world
and be at rest. She was a faithful member of the Old Mennonite
Church for 60 years. She leaves to mourn one step-daughter , four
daughters, one son living in Nebraska, 14 grandchildren and one
great-grandchild. She was an inmate at the Old Mennonite Home
of Lancaster co., Pa. for five years. Services were conducted
in German by Bro. John Mosemann. Text, Jno. 10:27-28, and at the
Salunga Mennonite Church by Br. Noah Landis in English from Heb.
She is silently resting.
The bosom where I have lain,
And slept my infant hours away,
Will never beat for me again,
'tis still in death, 'tis senseless clay.
By one of her daughters.
Barnes. - Harriet Barnes was born in England, Dec. 15, 1833; died Oct. 5, 1913; aged 79 y. 10 m. 20 d. She, with her late companion, who passed away Feb. 9, 1912, were received into church fellowship at the Mission at Youngstown, Ohio, on May 30, 1909. They were faithful members, and consistent followers of Jesus. Sister Barnes, while almost blind and having other ailments which caused much suffering was so patient and cheerful. Grandma - as many knew her - was in truth an inspiration to those who came in touch with her. Her faith was so simple yet so steadfast, her assurance so unwavering. But her deep prayer life, perhaps impressed us the most of all. She so fully trusted her Father, and talked with her Savior as an intimate friend. We miss the Sunday afternoon prayer meeting with her, and her constant prayers for the work and workers. Bro. T. K. Hershey conducted the funeral services. Text used was II Cor. 5:1-4.
Landes. - Jacob S. Landes of near Harleysville, died Wednesday morning of complication of diseases; aged 71 y. 6 m. 7 d. Besides the widow there survive 2 daughters and 2 sons - Ellen, wife of Cyrus K. Clemmer of Hatfield; Mary, wife of Henry M. Ruth at home; Elias G., of Franconia, Abram G. of Souderton. One daughter preceded him in death. Two sisters also survive; Annie, wife of Mantilius Seidel of Sellersville, and Mrs. John Cassel of Ironbridge. Twenty-six grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren also survive. Funeral was held Sept. 22. Burial at the Lower Salford Mennonite Meeting House, conducted by Abr. Derstine and Jacob Clemmens, from Rev. 26:14. Dear friends farewell I go to dwell With Jesus Christ on high, There for to sing, praise to my King, Through all eternity.
Weep not for me here you see
My trials have been great;
But now 'tis true I bid adieu
And change my mournful state.
By the family.
Souder. - Sister Hattie A., daughter of Pre. Mahlon Souder, of Sellersville, PA., died Friday Oct. 17, of typhoid fever; aged 25 y. 3 m. 4 d. She is survived by 4 brothers, 2 sisters, and her parents. Funeral was held Oct. 22. Interment at Rockhill where services were held.
Miller. - Sister Catherine J., wife of Bro. E. M. Miller, was born in Somerset Co., Pa., Mar. 16. 1848; died at her home in Fentress, Va., Oct. 16, 1913; aged 65 y. 7 m. 2 d. She was afflicted with heart trouble and dropsy for several years and for the last four months Bright,s disease rendered her almost unable to leave her chair. She was a very patient sufferer, never complaining, saying she was satisfied as the Lord saw best, and ready to go. On the morning of Oct. 16, after having been awake and speaking to her husband, they again went to sleep and at 4 o,clock when her husband again awakened he found she had peacefully fallen asleep in Jesus, without change of position from natural sleep. Her life was spent at Springs, Pa., on part of the farm of her girlhood home, till October 1910, when on account of her husband,s health they moved to Virginia. She was the mother of six children of whom the following survive and were present at the funeral: Fannie and Ira, at home, Bish. Noah E. of Springs, Ella and Estie of Scottdale, Pa.; also a granddaughter, Ruth Bender, at home. Her oldest daughter, Sister Ida Bender, wife of D. H. Bender of Hesston, Kans., preceded her to the spirit world eleven years ago. Besides these she leaves her husband, 5 grandsons, 3 brothers, and one sister and many other relatives and friends. Having reared six children and a granddaughter, she lived to see them all unite with the Mennonite Church, and her cheerful and motherly disposition as well as her Christian teaching will long be remembered by all who came in contact with her. She was a faithful member of the A. M. Church since her youth. Funeral services were held at Fentress, Va., by Bro. A. D. Wenger, from II Cor. 5:1. Burial in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery adjoining.
Plank. - Sarah King was born in Fairfield Co., O., Jan.
9, 1844; died near Harper, Kans., Oct. 15, 1913; aged 69 y. 9
m. 6 d. She was married to John Plank of Logan Co., O., Jan. 25,
1866. Lived in matrimony 47y. 8 m. 20 d. To this union were born
7 sons and 5 daughters, 3 sons preceded her to the spirit world.
Those living are W. Henry of Hutchinson, Kans., Solomon B. of
Strang, Nebr., Mrs. Maud Stutzman, Perry C. and Mrs. Sadie Yoder,
Harper, Kans., Samuel J. of East Lynne, Mo., Mrs. Emma Clark,
Los Angeles, Cal., and Bertha and Mamie at home. Also 30 grandchildren,
2 preceded her. She united with the A. M. Church at the age of
17 years. She was ready, and longing to go home and be with Jesus.
She so much enjoyed the singing of Gospel hymns, and we have the
assurance that she now enjoys far sweeter music than earth could
afford. She leaves to mourn a dear companion, children, grandchildren,
and 1 brother and 1 sister. Funeral services held Oct. 17. 1913,
at the Pleasant Valley Church by R. M. Weaver, assisted by J.
P. Berkey, using as a text I Thes. 4:13-18, which was chosen by
the deceased. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
We miss thee so, O! mother dear,
Since thou hast gone, and left us here,
But we will try by the grace of God
To walk the path that thou hast trod.
Transcribed by Mary Teeter, Michigan