Gospel Herald Obituaries - December, 1914

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Gospel Herald - Volume VII, Number 36 - December 3, 1914, page 583

Bontrager.-Berdina May, infant daughter of Abraham and Bey Bontrager, was born May 15, 1914; died Oct. 28, 1914; aged 5 m. 13 d. Funeral services were conducted at the home in Jet, Okla., by Simon Hershberger from II Sam. 12:23. Buried in the Jet Cemetery. She leaves to mourn her early departure parents, a twin sister, grandparents, and a number of relatives.

Brubaker.-Hettie A., wife of Bro. Ammon S. Brubaker, of East Petersburg, Pa., was born Nov. 8, 1872; died Oct. 7, 1914, of tuberculosis; aged 41 y. 10 m. 29 d. The departed sister leaves a sorrowing husband and two children, Florence and J. Daniel, and her mother, Elizabeth Metzler, also a brother and sister. The funeral was held on Oct. 10, at the East Petersburg Mennonite Church. Services were conducted at the home by Bro. Frank N. Kreider and at the church by Bros. Peter R. Nissley and Christian M. Lefever. Text, II Tim. 4:7, 8. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.

Our sister is gone, how sad to say,
The angel death took her away,
No one can fill her place we know,
But Himself can grace bestow.

Lauver.-Ellen Clorrissa, wife of Solomon Lauver, was born April 29, 1854; died Oct. 23, 1914, at her home near Richfield, Juniata Co., Pa.; aged 60 y. 5 m. 24 d. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for many years. She was sick but a few days. She had a stroke of paralysis on Oct. 21, and suffered very much for two days, from whence she was called home. She is survived by her husband, 1 daughter, 7 sons, 9 grandchildren. One daughter preceded her to the spirit world. She is also survived by her aged mother, 2 sisters, 2 brothers, and many friends to mourn her departure. The funeral was held at Neimond's Church. Services by W. W. Graybill and Samuel Leiter. Text, Rev. 7:13-17. Many were gathered together to pay the last tribute of respect unto one whom they loved. Interment in the adjoining cemetery. Mother is gone but not forgotten. Peace to her ashes.

Garber.-Christian Garber was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., June 15, 1833; died Nov. 15, 1914; aged 81 y. 5 m. In 1861 he married Mary Egly. He has been a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for many years. Those who survive to mourn his departure are wife, 5 children (Joseph, Mrs. Levi Miller, Samuel, Mrs. Abraham Mast, Mrs. John Boyer), 7 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, and a host of relatives and friends.

"A precious one from us has gone,
A voice we loved is stilled,
A place is vacant in our home,
Which never can be filled.

"God in His wisdom has recalled,
The boon His love has given;
And though the body slumbers here;
The soul is safe in heaven.

Funeral services were conducted on the 18th at the Clinton Brick Church by Y. C. Miller from II Tim. 4:6-8, and Amos Nusbaum from Phil. 1:21.

Transcribed by Nancy Regan, Washington


Gospel Herald - Volume VII, Number 37 - December 10, 1914, page 599

Meyer.-John Meyer was born in Switzerland and came to Canada when he was a young man. He married Elizabeth Sullivan who survives him. He united with the Mennonite Church a number of years ago and remained faithful until death. Died at his home in Ringwood, Ont., Nov. 1, 1914, in his 82nd year. Buried on the 4th at the Wideman Church. The services were conducted by E. Sievenpiper and L. J. Burkholder.

Gindlesperger. -Catharine (Blough) Gindlesperger was born Nov. 16, 1836; died Nov. 16, 1914; aged 78 years. She was the daughter of Bish. Samuel Blough (deceased). She was married to Peter Gindlesperger Mar. 8, 1857. Her husband died Mar. 1, 1875. To this union were born 9 children, of which 7 survive, and 29 grandchildren. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for about 50 years. Funeral services were conducted at the Blough Church near Hollsopple, Pa., on the 18th by L. A. Blough and James Saylor.

Bjorge.-At the Mennonite Sanitarium, La Junta, Col., Chester Clarence, son of Peter and Bertha Bjorge, aged 1 y. 22 d. Funeral services conducted by Bro. J. A. Heatwole. Interment in La Junta Cemetery. Bro. and Sister Bjorge desire the prayers of all God's children. This is indeed a trying hour for Sister Bjorge, her husband sick in the Sanitarium and her dear little one taken from her who was just getting to the age where they are so very interesting to their parents. May God comfort and bless them. J. M. H.

Wideman.-Bro. Abr. Wideman was born in Markham Twp., York Co., Ont. He died in Toronto, Nov. 24, 1914, in his 69th year. The funeral was held at the Wideman Church on the 26th and the services were conducted by L. W. Hoover and L. J. Burkholder. The text used was Psa. 23:4. Deceased was a devoted member of the Church and was faithful in attending the meetings until he became mentally afflicted nearly three years ago. His wife (Fanny Barkey), 1 son, and 2 daughters survive him, but they mourn not as those who have no hope.

Baughman.-Death came as a welcome release to Bro. John Baughman of Manson, Ia., Friday morning, Nov. 6, 1914, at the home of his son, Jacob N. Baughman. The deceased was born in Sandburg, Germany, Mar. 2, 1833. He came to America when 5 years old, locating in Butler Co., Ohio. Later he moved to Woodford Co., Ill. Nineteen years ago he came to Manson, Ia., where he has since resided. He was borne to the grave by six of his sons, from the home of his son, to the Mennonite Church, Sunday, Nov. 8, thence to Rose Hill Cemetery of this place. Bros. D. D. Zehr and Joseph Egli conducted the services. Bro. Baughman was married to Catharine Noffziger in 1853. Sister Baughman preceded him to the spirit world just eight weeks before. Twelve children came to them, one of whom passed to the beyond when a child. One sister, 11 children, 34 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren are left to mourn, but not as those who have no hope. Bro. Baughman united with the Mennonite Church early in life and remained steadfast until the end. The children have lost a kind father who looked after their wants. The Church has lost a loyal soldier, the vicinity a peace abiding citizen. Bro. Baughman is greatly missed. There is a vacancy that cannot be filled. Bro. Baughman was a good neighbor and no one ever came to him for aid or comfort that did not receive more than was expected. Kindness was personified in our brother. Peace to his ashes.

Yoder.-O. C. Yoder, son of Christopher and Rebecca Yoder, was born April 25, 1882; died at his home in West Liberty, Ohio, Nov. 21, 1914. His death was due to an attack of pleuro-pneumonia, from which he suffered intensely, his sickness being of only a week's duration. He was married to Mollie Hartzler Jan. 14, 1906. To this union 4 children were born. He was a member of the Amish Mennonite Church, uniting with that faith in his youth, and during the remaining years, endeavored to live according to its precepts and doctrines. He was a man of many good qualities; a kind and indulgent father and husband, a good neighbor and an upright and respected citizen of the town. He was a man of very happy and pleasant disposition, always having a cheerful greeting for every one. In business he was reckoned as a success, and was held in high esteem by the business men of the town. He will be greatly missed from his circle of friends, but in no place so much as in his own home, where he had to leave loved ones, who were the objects of his love and tender care, and for whom he took delight in providing the necessary things of life as well as many of its pleasures. He leaves to mourn their loss a wife, 4 children, a father and mother, 4 brothers, and 2 sisters. Funeral services were conducted by Bro. S. E. Allgyer, assisted by Bros. J. J. Warye and A. J. Steiner. Interment in Hooley Cemetery on the Ludlow Road.

Transcribed by Nancy Regan, Washington


Gospel Herald - Volume VII, Number 38 - December 17, 1914, page 614, 615

Shelly.-Jacob Henry, infant son of Henry and Mary Shelly, was born in Warwick Co., Va., Oct. 5, 1914; died after a brief illness, Nov. 12; aged 1 m. 7 d.
Funeral services were conducted Saturday, Nov. 14, at the Warwick River Church by the brethren, Jacob Haun and Geo. M. Hostetler. Interment in the cemetery at Providence Church.

Shetler.-Polly Shetler of Elton, Pa., was born July 20, 1838; died Nov. 29, 1914; aged 76 y. 4 m. 9 d. Christian Shetler, her husband, preceded her to the spirit world last April. Mary, wife of David Stull, Amanda and Noah, and many friends survive to mourn her departure. Funeral services were conducted Dec. 1 at the Pleasant Grove Church by L. A. Blough, Alex. Weaver, and D. S. Yoder. Text, "I know that my Redeemer liveth."

Gockley.-Mildred Elizabeth, daughter of David D. and Elizabeth Gockley, died at noon, Sunday, Nov. 15, 1914; aged 4 y. 5 m. 5 d. She leaves to mourn her early departure her parents, 3 brothers, and grandparents, and a number of other friends. Funeral held Nov. 19, Bro. Benjamin Wenger speaking at the house and Bro. I. B. Good at the Ephrata, Pa., Church. Text, Luke 8:52. Interment at Metzler's Cemetery. May she be a link drawing others heavenward; back into the fold.

Frankfort.-Russell Wilbur, oldest child of Bro. and Sister Charles Frankfort of Columbiana, Ohio, died Nov. 29. 1914; aged 6 y. 7 m. 9 d. Russell was sick only a few days, first having a bad cold in his head, which resulted in a gathering in his head, rendering him unconscious for more than 4 days. He leaves to mourn his early death father mother, 1 little brother, and 2 little sisters, one being only 7 days old, also grandfather and grandmother. The services were conducted at the house by Allen Rickert and at the church by A. J. Steiner and I. W. Royer. Text II Sam 12:23. Buried in the Midway Cemetery, Nov. 30, 1914.

Darkwood.-Paul Darkwood, a member of the Nappanee Ind., Mennonite congregation, was born in Balk, Holland, Feb. 13, 1850; died Dec. 2, 1914; aged 64 y. 9 m. 17 d. In 1871 he was married to Martha Symensma. To this union were born 9 children: Melvin and James of Idaho, Anna Hieber of North Dakota, Mary Douma of Montana, William of South Bend, Ind., Ella Fisher and Irvin of New Paris, Ind., Nettie Van Diepenbos of Milford, Ind., and Albert at home. He leaves to mourn his loss his wife, 9 children, 8 grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends. One grandchild preceded him to the spirit world.

Funeral held at the Brethren Church, 2 miles west of New Paris, in charge of J. E. Hartzler and P. W. Stuckman.

Yoder.-Samuel Y. Yoder was born in Somerset Co., Pa., Oct. 11, 1834; died near Inman, Kans., Nov. 28, 1914; aged 80 y. 1 m. 17 d. He moved to La Grange Co., Ind., in the year 1856. He was married to Mary Bontrager Dec. 11, 1856. To this union was born 1 daughter. He is survived by his wife and daughter, 11 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren. In 1854 he moved to McPherson Co., Kans., where he resided the remainder of his natural life. He united with the Mennonite Church in 1857 and remained a faithful member to the end. He suffered for some time with an affliction of the bowels. The end was peaceful. Services were conducted on Dec. 1 at the house by S. C. Miller of Jet, Okla., and at the West Liberty Church by D. H. Bender in English and S. C. Miller in German. Text, Rom. 8:1, 2. Interment in cemetery adjoining the church.

Nissley.-Bro. Jacob G. Nissley died at his home in Landisville. Pa., Nov. 18, 1914, from a complication of ailments from which he suffered for some months, but with much patience; aged 72 y. 7 m. 13 d.
He is survived by 3 daughters, two married, and one remained with him in the home; his wife having preceded him to the grave 35 years ago. A number of grandchildren also survive, as well as 1 brother and 2 sisters. His next younger brother, John G. Nissley, who was a minister in the York Co., or Old Order Brethren in Christ, was buried just a month before.
Bro. Nissley was a consistent member of the Mennonite Church for many years.
Funeral on the 21st at the Landisville Mennonite meeting house, conducted by the brethren, Henry Longenecker, Peter R. Nissley, and Hiram Kauffman. Text, II Cor. 5:1. Interment made in cemetery adjoining.

Herr.-Susan, wife of Bro. Andrew Herr, of Lancaster Co., Pa., was born Feb. 28, 1842; died Nov. 30, 1914; aged 72 y. 9 m. 2 d. A bereaved husband, 3 children, and 10 grandchildren are left to mourn the loss of a loved mother and grandmother. Two daughters and 3 sons preceded her to their home above. A brother, H. H. Hess, of Nebraska, as well as a host of friends also survive. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for nearly 50 years. She was of a kind and loving disposition, always ready to lend a helping hand. She will be greatly missed in the home and in the Church, but we believe our loss is her eternal gain. Funeral services were conducted Dec. 3 at her late home by Bro. Adam Brubaker and at the Willow St. Mennonite Church by Bros. C. N. Brackbill and Frank N. Herr in the presence of a large assembly of relatives and friends. May we follow her example of being steadfast and true to the end and be able to meet her in glory. A Sister.

Grieser.-Gideon Grieser was born near Archbold, Ohio, May 20, 1851; died Nov. 29, 1914; aged 63 y. 6 m. 9 d. He was united in marriage with Katie Nussbaum, Feb. 19, 1880, and lived in happy matrimony 34 y. 9 m. 10 d. To this union were born 4 children, Edward, Albert, Clara, and Mary, who, together with their mother, 3 grandchildren, 1 brother, 4 half-brothers, and 1 half-sister and a large number of friends and relatives are left to mourn their loss. Two sisters and two half-brothers preceded him to the world beyond. Bro. Greiser suffered from a lingering disease. Two years ago he had a severe attack of pneumonia from which he never fully recovered. In his younger years he accepted Christ as his Savior and united with the Amish Mennonite Church, of which he remained a faithful and consistent member to the end. He was a kind husband, a loving father, and we believe a true child of God. Funeral at the Central Church, Dec. 2, where appropriate remarks were made by D. J. Wyse and Henry Rychener from Rev. 2:17 and Jas. 4:14.

Transcriber's note: -- name is spelled both as Grieser and as Greiser.

Nissley.-Bro. John S. Nissley died at his home at Mt. Joy, Pa., Nov. 12, 1914; aged 75 y. 9 m. 9 d. He was stricken with an attack of acute indigestion and heart failure Oct. 3, but recovered sufficiently to be going about as usual. On Nov. 9 he had another attack, which resulted in his death three days later.
He was a member of the Chestnut Hill congregation for many years. He was also instrumental in the building of the new meeting house at Mount Joy, as a member of the building committee and board of trustees, and took a great deal of interest in its care and the services held.
He was married to Sarah N. Eby who died many years ago. Two sons of this union died in early childhood and four daughters grew to womanhood, married, and reared families; 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren also remain.
He contracted a second marriage with Sister Mary Rohrer, who survives. An only remaining sister, Sarah S. Nissley, survives him, the last of a family of three brothers and four sisters.
Funeral held at the Mount Joy meeting House on the 16th conducted by the brethren, Henry E. Longenecker, John B. Senger, and Peter R. Nissley. Text, Rev. 7:15-17. Interment in the family plot at Landisville Cemetery. May the Lord bless and comfort the bereaved ones.

Kauffman.-Helen, daughter of L. R. and Alice Kauffman, was born Nov. 7, 1893; died at the home of her parents at Martinsburg, Pa., Nov. 10, 1914; aged 21 y. 3 d.
Sister Helen was received into the Church, with the rest of the family, in 1907, being a faithful member of the Church until the end.
Again we are reminded of the uncertainty of life. One has left us who was just starting out in the duties of life and seemingly her work was just beginning but God saw fit to call her to a better world. Sister Helen was seized with pneumonia, and a while her recovery was slow and at one time seemed as though life would be shortened, but our hopes were brightened by her steady recovery until in the third week of her sickness, we were all suddenly shocked to hear of Helen's death. The home, the Church, the Sunday school, the day school, and the community sustain a great loss, though we feel our loss is her eternal gain. Helen was an obedient daughter, a good worker in all religious meetings, always filling her place well, without excuses. A willingness on her part was noticed in whatever kind of work she was asked to do. Father, mother, and sister (Gertrude), survive. Funeral was held Nov. 13 at the Pleasant Grove Church, conducted by Abram Metzler, and J. N. Durr. Interment in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery.

Kerschner.-Glen Leo, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Kerschner, was born in Seneca Co., Ohio, April 13, 1910; died Nov. 29, 1914; aged 14 y. 7 m. 16 d. At the age of 8 years he moved with his parents to Windsor, Ashtabula Co., Ohio. He was a bright, active boy always ready to help others and make them happy. He was loved by all who knew him through his sunny disposition. At the age of 13 he was converted and has lived a devoted Christian life. We was an active worker in the Sunday school and his seat was never vacant. At the time of his death he was working for his brother-in-law in Seneca Co., at which place he was one of the most faithful attendants of the Sunday school. On Sunday morning, Nov. 29, he was kicked in the throat by a horse. At first they thought it not serious as it did not knock him down, but as he had great difficulty in breathing a physician was called and all was done that loving hands could do, but his mission on earth was done and he died an hour later of strangulation. His parents had expected him home the week following his death, but God in His wise providence saw fit to take him to that better home, where partings are unknown. His body was brought home for burial. He was buried at Windsor on Friday, Dec. 4. He leaves a sorrowing father and mother, 2 sisters, Mrs. Ira Baugher of Seneca Co., and Mrs. John Yoder and 1 brother of this place, also a host of friends to mourn his early departure. He will be sadly missed at home and in the Sunday school, but our loss is his eternal gain.
His toils are past, his work is done,
And he is fully blest,
He has fought the fight, the victory won,
And entered into rest.

Transcriber's note: dates and age do not match. He does seem to have been 14, so birthdate may be 1900.
Also: "We" was an active worker in the Sunday school

Transcribed by Nancy Regan, Washington


Gospel Herald - Volume VII, Number 39 - December 24, 1914, page 629

Bender.-Elvina, infant daughter of Bro. Moses and Sister Katie Bender, died near New Hamburg, Ont., Nov. 25, 1914; aged 3 weeks. Funeral Nov. 27, 1914, at the East Zorra Church. Services by Jacob R. Bender at the house and Daniel Jutzi, Christ Kropf and M. K. Jantzi at church. Interment in cemetery beside the church.

Shank.-Ellen Miller was born in Holmes Co., O., Jan. 3, 1872; died of tuberculosis in Nappanee, Ind., Nov. 10, 1914; aged 42 y. 10 m. 7 d. She was married to Abraham Shank Feb. 23, 1890. To this union were born 7 children, Lucy and Ferda preceded her. Surviving her are 4 daughters, Beulah, Oda, Edna, Hilda, 1 son, John, husband, mother, 4 brothers, and 1 sister. She was a member of the A. M. Church and lived a consistent Christian life until death. Funeral at the A. M. meeting house, Nappanee, Ind., the 13th, by Levi Yoder and J. H. McGowen from Prov. 31.

Schmitt.-Lorena Estella Schmitt, second daughter of Bro. Geo. and Sister Ida Schmitt died of cholera infantum, Nov. 14; aged 3 y. 1 m. 26 d. Little Stella was a bright little girl and was the third little blossom of this home that budded on earth to bloom in heaven. May God comfort the bereaved parents. Funeral services were held on Nov. 17, and were conducted by Orphan Wismer and Osiah Cressman. Text, Job 1:21, "The Lord gave and the Lord hath taken away, blessed be the name of the Lord." Mark 10:15, "Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein." Interment in Shantz's Cemetery, near New Hamburg, Ontario.

Kuhns.-Aaron Kuhns was born Oct. 2, 1828; died Dec. 10, 1914; aged 86 y. 2 m. 8 d. Bro. Kuhns was a faithful member of the Kreybill congregation of the Mennonite Church for many years, and very rarely failed to attend services. His wife, who was before marriage Anna Rutt (sister of the late Martin Rutt, bishop), died eleven years ago. Three daughters and one son survive, one of the daughters residing in Northwestern Canada.
Funeral held on Monday, Dec. 14, from the home of his son-in-law, Bro. Samuel S. Risser in Florin, Pa., with services at the Kraybill meeting house, conducted by the brethren, B. Lehman Kraybill, Peter R. Nissley, and Henry E. Longenecker. Text, II Tim. 4:6-8. Interment in adjoining cemetery.

Eby.-Noah Eby was born Mar. 4, 1863, in St. Joseph Co., Ind.; died Dec. 12, 1914; aged 51 y. 9 m. 8 d. On Sept. 21, 1886, he was united in marriage to Laura Moon of the same vicinity. To this union were born 4 sons, Willis, Irvin, Ellis, and Victor. Soon after their marriage they moved to Elkhart Co., Ind. Early in 1910 Laura contracted an illness which resulted in her death, Jan. 16, of the same year, leaving Noah with the 4 sons whom he kept together in the home until his death.
On the evening of Sept. 21, while on his way to a neighbor's home for a fanning mill he met with a serious accident, in that the team ran away and threw him and his son from the wagon. During his 11 weeks and 5 days of severe suffering he was most patient, never complaining and when asked how he was, always answering "all right." His constant thought was for his children and his desire was to stay with them until all had reached their majority, that he might give them that fathers help so needful to all men. Notwithstanding this he was fully resigned to the will of God, realizing that what He does is well done. Early in the year 1910 he united with the Mennonite Church at the Olive congregation, of which body he was a faithful member until death. He was kind and loving as a father and will he sadly missed in the home. He was loved as a neighbor and as such he held positions of trust among his fellowmen. He leaves to mourn his departure his sons, an aged mother, 3 brothers and a host of friends and relatives. Funeral at the Olive Church conducted by S. L. Weldy and D. A. Yoder. Text, I Pet. 2:7, "Unto you, therefore which believe, he is precious."

Transcribed by Nancy Regan, Washington


Gospel Herald - Volume VII, Number 40 - December 31, 1914, page 647

Ernest.-Elize Ernest was born in Switzerland, 1837, and died near Bruning. Nebr., Dec. 16, 1914; aged 77 y. 2 m. 18 d. To her were born 1 daughter and 6 sons. 1 daughter and 5 sons preceded her to the spirit world. Funeral services at the Salem Mennonite Church by Bro. Jacob Schwartzendruber and Bishop Peter Kennel. Peace to her ashes.

Zuercher.-Sister Anna Zuercher nee Welty, died at the home of her son-in-law, Jacob Bixler, Oct. 15, 1914, at the age of 78 y. 2 d. She was buried the following Sunday at the Sonnenberg Church, Wayne Co., O., of which she had been a consistent member for over 60 years. She leaves to mourn 2 daughters, 8 grandchildren and 7 greatgrandchildren, 1 brother, and 1 sister. Funeral services were conducted by C. N. Amstutz.

Augsburger.-Magdalena (Schrock) Augsburger was born in Germany, Mar. 24, 1824; died at her home near Hopedale, Ill., Nov. 9, 1914; aged 90 y. 7 m. 15 d. She was married to Noah Augsburger, who preceded her in death July 17, 1903. She leaves to mourn her departure 2 sons, 1 daughter, 17 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and 1 brother. Funeral services were conducted at the Hopedale A. M. Church of which she was a member, by Bros. John Birkey of that place, E. S. Hallman, Goshen, Ind., and Samuel Gerber, Tremont, Ill.

Hochstetler.-Mattie (Miller) Hochstetler was born Oct. 6, 1863; died Dec. 4, 1914; aged 51 y. 1 m. 28 d. She lived in married life 21 y. 8 m. 23 d. Her husband died 1 y. 3 m. 23 d. ago. She was sick only a few days. She was a member of the Walnut Creek Amish Mennonite Church, Holmes Co., O., where she was buried on Dec. 6. She leaves to mourn her departure 4 sons, 2 daughters, 1 brother, 3 sisters, and a host of friends. A large concourse of friends attended the funeral. Services by S. H. Miller, Corson Mast, and M. A. Mast. Texts, Acts 9:37, Isa. 40:1.

Werrey.-Elisabeth Werrey was born Oct. 1, 1843; died Dec. 8, 1914; aged 71 y. 1 m. 22 d. Sister Elizabeth was the last one of a family of 5 children. One sister, 2 brothers and 1 half-brother preceded her to the home beyond. In the last year of her life (being somewhat helpless at times) she made her home with Bro. Gideon Grieser's up to about three weeks ago when she was taken to the home of Bro. Peter Ziegler's where she died. She was a member of the Amish Mennonite Church and although she was not mentally gifted as a great many are, after all she gave evidence of a Christian life.
Funeral services were held at the Central Church near Archbold, Ohio, Dec. 11, by H. Rychener, D. J. Wyse, and S. D. Grieser.

Shantz.-Death came as a welcome relief to Bro. Jonathan. Shantz of Carstairs, Alta., who passed away Dec. 14, 1914; aged 65 y. 8 m. 28 d. The deceased was born March 16, 1849, in Waterloo Co. Ont., where he grew to manhood and on Oct. 27, 1876, was married to Caroline Bingeman. To this union were born 9 children, 2 of them having died while quite young. The remaining ones are in the immediate vicinity and at home. In 1901 he moved with his family to a farm near Carstairs, Alberta, where he has since resided to the time of his death. He has been a member of the Mennonite Church for quite a number of years, and when health permitted was seldom missing at the regular services.
Funeral services conducted by N. R. Weber, J. K. Lehman, and N. B. Stauffer, on Dec. 16 at the West Zion Church, near Carstairs, Alta.

Transcribed by Nancy Regan, Washington

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