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Hartzler.--Ethel Irene Hartzler, infant daughter of Bro. Chester and Sister Mollie Hartzler of near Hubbard, Oreg., was born Nov. 6, 1913; died Dec. 11, 1913; aged 5 weeks. Funeral services conducted at the Zion A. M. Church. Bro. E. Z. Yoder preached, using Matt. 19:14 for a basis. Bish. A. P. Troyer followed with a few remarks in German. The remains were laid away within the cemetery near the church.
Shafer.--Kate A. wife of E. A. Shafer. Daughter of Henry A. and Mary A. Bolich was born near New Burlin, Pa., May 30, 1857, died Dec. 20, 1913; aged 62 y. 6 m. 20 d. Survived by husband, son, and three daughters, and a number of grandchildren. Funeral conducted by W. G. Sieber and W. W. Graybill at the Susquehanna Metting House, Snyder Co., Pa. Her selected text, I Sam. 20:18.
Schrock.--Naomi Schrock was born Mar. 9, 1909, died Nov. 6, 1913; aged y. 7 m. 28 d. She leaves to mourn her early departure her parents, 1 sister and 4 brothers. Because of the nature of her disease (diptheria) a private funeral was held, Bro. Daniel Orendorff speaking at the grave. She was buried in the Waldo Cemeter.
Precious darling she has left us;
Left us, yes, forevermore;
But we hope to meet our loved one
On that bright and happy shore.
Reber.--Christian Reber, youngest child of Bro. John
and Sister Mary Reber, was born July 10, 1909; died Dec. 6, 1913;
aged 4 y. 4 m. 26 d. Pneumonia was the cause of his death. He
was sick only a week. He leaves father, mother, 3 brothers and
8 sisters to mourn his early departure. Funeral services were
conducted by Bro. Menno Esch Dec. 8 at the Mennonite Church. Only
those who have laid some dear little form away in the cold earth
can fully sympathize with the bereft family. May they not think
of him as among the dead by that he is among them that are alive
Clemens.--Bro. John N. Clemens died at his home in Franconia
Twp., Montgomery Co., Pa., Oct. 21, 1913, of paralysis. He had
a light stroke in June but was able to be up and about and to
attend meetings two weeks previous to his death. His seat was
seldom vacant as he was a great friend of signing. He was aged
68 y. 6 m. 15 d. He is survived by his sorrowing widow, one daughter
and two sons. Funeral services were held Oct. 27 at the Franconia
Metting House by the brethren Abram Derstine, Jacob Moyer, Jonas
Mininger and Abram Clemmer. The remains were laid to rest in the
Brother, thou hast left us lonely,
Sorrow fills our hearts today.
But beyond this vale of sorrow
Tears will all be wiped away.
Stoltzfus.--Bishop Gideon Stoltzfus of Gap, Lancaster Co., Pa., was born Oct. 23, 1835; died Sept. 29, 1913; aged 77 y. 11 m. 22 d. He was in the ministry over 45 years, and 25 years bishop. He often expressed himself weak to fulfill the work that the Lord and Master had for him to do and passed through many trials, but always prayerful, anxious to fulfill his calling. In one of his last letters that he wrote he quoted these lines--"O land of rest for thee I sigh, When will the moment come?" He was married to Suanna Mast. He leave his deeply bereaved companion, 1 daughter, and 4 sons. One son and one daughter preceded him. Also leaves 22 grandchildren. His funeral was held Oct. 2 at the Millwood A. M. Church, the largest funeral ever held at that church. Services by John S. Mast and John L. Mast in German and Jacob Mellinger in English.
"Peaceful be thy silent slumber
Peaceful in thy grave so low,
Thou no more wilt join our number
Thou no more our songs shalt know."
Mosier.--Mrs. Charlotte Mosier, widow of the late George Mosier, departed this life at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. A. Davis, Elida, Ohio, Dec. 7th, 1913. Aged 68 y. 1 m. 28 d. She was the daughter of Seth and Eliza Zailey late of Sandusky County, Ohio. She was united in marriage to George Mosier, March 8th, 1866. To this union were born five children: Frank, (deceased), Lora, Jessie, Mattie and Irwin. She united with the Mennonite Church February, 1893, and remained a faithful member to her death. This sudden taking away of a noble Christian life sadly bereaves her children, many friends and the church of which she has been a beloved member. She lived an earnest Christian life, giving a fitting example of the Christian to her children, that they might be fitted for the duties of a useful life. Her Bible was her constant companion. She bore her suffering patiently without a murmur. She has exchanged the care and toils of this earth for the welcome rest of the Spirit world. May her mantle fall on the loved ones left behind, let her sudden call from our number, teach us to so live that when death comes to us we may be like her. Seventeen years of her early life were spent in teaching school. She was a devoted mother, a kind neighbor and beloved friend whose place will be difficult to fill. Of her immediate family she leaves to mourn her three daughters, Mrs. Lora Weyer, Mrs. Jessie Thompson of Detroit, Mich., and Mrs. Mattie Davis of Elida, Ohio. One son, Irwin Mosier of Detroit, Mich. Six grand-children, Emmit, Edgar and Eldie Weyer, Lelah and Blanche Thompson, and Mary S. Davis. Besides these she leaves Many relatives and friends. Buried on the 9th at the Salem Cemetery in the presence of many sympathizing friends. Services by J. M. Shenk and Moses Brenneman. Text, For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.--I Thess. 4:14.
"Waiting for the Master,
Who will rise and bid us come
To they glory of His presence,
To the gladness of His home.
They are watching at the portals,
They are waiting at the door,
Only waiting for our coming,
All the loved ones gone before.
Card of Thanks
We desire to express our sincere and heartfelt thanks to the
relatives and friends for the kind assistance and sympathy shown
us, during our recent sorrow and bereavement, the death of our
dear mother, Mrs. Charlotte Mosier; also to the pastors for their
kind words of consolation and comfort.
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Davis
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Gospel Herald - Volume VI, Number 41 - January 8, 1914 - page 654, 655
Yoder.--Edith Cordelle, daughter of Emanual and Laura Yoder, was born Sept. 29, 1913; died Dec., 19, 1913; aged 2 m. 21 d. Funeral services were held Dec. 20 at the West Union Church, Iowa Co., Ia., conducted by W. S. Guengerich, assisted by J. K Yoder in English and Bro. J. E. Hershberger in German. Text Luke 18:15-17.
Haueter.--Elmer Raymond, infant son of Bro. Alfred and Sister Lina Haueter born Dec. 16, 1913, died Dec. 21, 1913. aged 5 days. A brief service was held at the home of the bereaved parents and interment made at the Martin's Church near Orrville, Ohio. Bro. I. W. Royer conducted the services. Text, "And Jesus called a little child unto him." (Matt. 18:2).
Sommer.--Bernice May, daughter of Arletus and Nellie Sommers, was born Sept. 28, 1912; died Dec. 15, 1913; aged 1 y. 2 m. 17 d. She leaves to mourn her early departure parents and many relatives and friends. Her sickness lasted only a few days with high fever. She finished her mission in this world to bloom in heaven. Services by M. A. Mast from Psalm 103:15, and Corson Mast.
Yoder.--Lydia E. Yoder was born Apr. 23, 1869, in Elkhart Co., Ind., died Dec. 12, 1913, in Cass Co., M., aged 44 y. 7 m. 19 d. When a child she moved with her parents, C. M. and Rebecca Yoder, from Indiana to Vernon Co., Mo., thence to Bates Co., and later on to Cass Co. Both her parents and one brother (Monroe) one sister (Annie) preceded her to the home beyond. One sister (Nettie Zook), one brother (Emery), survive her. She united with the Sycamore Grove Church and lived an exemplary Christian life. Funeral services at her home church, Dec. 1
Dintaman.--Esther Elizabeth, daughter of Geo. and Edna P. Dintaman, was born June 27, 1909, near Elmdale, Mich., and peacefully passed away Dec. 11, 1913; near Wakarusa, Ind., aged 4 y. 5 m. 14 d. She is survived by father, mother, one sister, 3 grandparents, and a large number of relatives and friends. Little Esther suffered for the past thirteen weeks with Bright's disease, but the whole was borne with patience. The parents wish to thank the friends and neighbors for their kindness and assistance during the sickness and death of the little daughtter. Services by S. L. Weldy, J. K. Bixler, and D. A. Yoder. Burial at Olive Cemetery.
Miller.--Isaac I. Miller was born in Tuscarawas Co., Ohio, April 11, 1853; died in Walnutcreek Twp., Holmes Co., Ohio, Dec. 14, 1913; aged 80 y. 8 m. 3 d. He was married to Mary Hershberger, Aug. 27, 1876. They lived in matrimony 37 y. 3 m. 17 d. He leaves by his departure, wife, an adopted son, and many relatives and friends. He had been a sufferer from heart trouble for the last four years, but bore it patiently until the end came, which was without a moment's warning. He was at church in the Walnutcreek meeting house, got home and unhitched his horse and fell over dead. Services on the 17th by S. H. Miller from Mark 10:46-52, and M. A. Mast from II Cor. 5:1-5.
Brenneman.--Samuel Brenneman, the youngest son of Adam and Nancy Brenneman, died Nov. 21, 1913, aged 86 y. 10 m. 24 d. His parents immigrated from Lancaster Co., Pa., to Ohio in 1831 and located two miles south of Orrville, where the subject of this sketch lived until he was 22 years of age. He had six brothers and two sisters but survived them all. He was afflicted, with paralysis for 26 years. Bro. Brenneman was twice married. His first wife was Elizabeth Neiswanger to whom he was married Nov. 23, 1848. To this union were born three sons and one daughter. His second wife was Elizabeth Ashbacher with whom he united in marriage Jan. 28, 1873. One daughter was born to this union. He leaves to mourn his departure his wife, two sons, one daughter, 16 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. Bro. Brenneman was a member of the Mennonite Church for many years and worshipped at Martin's Church when in health, and was served by the ministers of that church with the ordinances of God's house' in his illness. Funeral was held at Martin's Church, conducted by Bro. I. W. Royer and Minister Gavar of the Lutheran Church.
Brenneman.--Emma Brenneman (nee Spitnale) was born near Cloverdale, Ohio, Oct. 16, 1887; died Dec. 24, 1913; aged 26 y. 2 m. 8 d. She was united in matrimony to Harry Brenneman, Oct. 16, 1910; she leaves to mourn her early departure a husband, two children, father, five sisters, and many other relatives and sympathizing friends and neighbors. She publicly confessed her Savior in early life, was received into the Mennonite Church by water baptism and remained firm and stedfast to the end. We realize a great consolation in this that we mourn not as those having no hope. When the end was near she reached out her hand and bade farewell to the dear ones around her bedside, then passed away as going to sleep, and we believe she now sleeps that blessed sleep from which none ever wake to weep. Buried on the 26th at the Cascade Cemetery, Putnam Co., Ohio. Text, Rev. 7:14. Services by J. M. Shenk
"Today we are thinking, dear sister,
Of the grief that has come to our home;
How you left us in silence one morning,
All so lonely in sorrow and gloom.
Around your sick-bed, dear sister,
We watched with our tenderest care,
Through the weary hours you suffered
While our hearts were uplifted in prayer-
That God would prepare us, dear sister,
For that angel of death that would come,
To bear you away to the mansions
In that far-away heavenly home."
Schlegel.--Bish. Joseph Schlegel was born Nov. 11, 1837, near Mulhausen, Alsace, Germany; died of cirrhosis of the liver and arterial sclerosis, near Milford, Neb., Dec. 25, 1913; aged 76 y. 1 m. 14 d. While a youth he moved with his parents to Ontario, Canada, lived there a few years, then with his parents moved to Davis Co., Iowa. He was married to Mary Miller, Aug. 25, 1863, lived in matrimony 50 y. 4 m. To this union were born 13 children, 8 sons and 5 daughters. Two daughters, 13 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild preceded him to the spirit-world. He leaves to mourn his departure his beloved companion, 8 sons, 3 daughters, 34 grandchildren, and many friends and neighbors, brothers and sisters in Christ. In early life he accepted Jesus, united with the A. M. Church, in which he was ordained a minister near Wayland, Iowa, in 1867, and in 1868 ordained a bishop. In the year 1879 he moved near Milford, Neb., at which place he labored faithfully and actively unto the end. He could say with Paul, "I have fought a good fight; I have finished my course; I have kept the faith; henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness which the Lord, the righteous judge shall give me at the day." Funeral services were held on the 28th at the East Fairview Church, conducted by the bishop and ministers, Peter Kennel, Jake and Joseph Birkey, Fred Gingerich, Christian Rediger, Joseph Zimmerman. Texts. II Tim. 4:6-8; John 5: 28,29; Heb. 9:27.
Shantz.--Barbara Shantz, beloved wife of David Y. Shantz, died Spet. 11, 1913; aged 90 y. 10 m. 25 d. The funeral was held on Sunday, Sept. 14, from her late residence to Stantz's Cemetery for interment. Her husband preceded her 19 years. She leaves to mourn 5 children, (2 daughters and 3 sons), 32 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild, and an only brother, Noah Stauffer, and a host of friends. She was a loving mother, a kind neighbor and a friend in need. The funeral was one of the largest over held at the place. Funeral services were conducted by Bishop Jonas Snyder and Manasseh Hallman. A very impressive sermon was preached from Isa. 38:1, "Set thine house in order, for thou shalt die and not live" (John 16:33). "Be of good cheer, I have overcome the world." She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for many years, as long as she was able to go to church her seat was seldom vacant. The last few years of her life were spent mostly at home, her body and mind being somewhat weak, but she was always able to be up and around within one week previous to her death. She was confined to her bed just one week. The last few days she lay unconscious of her surroundings with all the loving friends around the bedside. With her life ends the last of the pioneers of the community. She was one of the first settlers, had the privilege of seeing the community build up and saw her companions laid away one by one. She was the last to be laid to rest. May we ever cherish her memory.
Rediger.--Magdalena Rediger, nee Cender, was born in Germany Sept. 28, 1817. She emigrated to America in May, 1855 locating near Metamora, Illinois. In August, 1856, She was united in holy matrimony with Peter Rediger, moving to Bureau Co., Illinois. In 1863 they again located in Woodford Co., near Roanoke, where she spent the last fifty years of her life. To this union were born two children, Pheobe and Catherine. Her life was the scene of many sorrows and disappointments, the early death of her children causing her many sad hours, yet her faith in her God was unshaken. She was a lover of her Bible, and spent many hours reading passages which had become so precious to her in her trials. She united with the A. M. Church at the age of thirteen years, and was a faithful member unto death. She had been unable to attend church for eight years, could not walk the last seven years. The last two years of her life her memory was almost a blank. Her husband preceded her to the better world in 1898, thus leaving her the only survivor of her family. She reared and cared for her only grand-daughter, who with her husband kindly cared for and comforted her in her widowhood and old age. She passed to her reward on Dec. 24, 1913, at the ripe age of 96 y. 2 m. 26 d. She leaves to mourn her departure one grand-child, seven nephews, four nieces, and a host of friends and neighbors. Funeral services were held at the Roanoke meeting house Dec. 26. the ninetieth Psalm was read, and prayer offered, by P. D. Schertz. Christian Reesor, Sr., spoke for a short while in the German language, after which C. A. Hartzler preached an appropriate sermon. Text, II Cor. 4:18. Remains were laid to rest beside those of her husband, in cemetery nearby.
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Bergey.--Titus L., son of Vincent and Maggie Bergey, of Franconia township, died of infantile paralysis, aged 1 y., 8 m., 8 d. The funeral was held at the Franconia meeting house, Montgomery Co. Pa. "Dies kind ging der heimath zu In die ewige himmelsruh, Wo sein Heiland Jesus Christ, Ewig nun sein alles ist."
Lutz.--Bro. Henry Lutz was born Oct. 5, 1840; died at Donegal Springs, near Mount Joy, Pa., Dec. 13, 1913, aged 73 y., 2 m., 8 d. His wife died some years ago, but is survived by two sons, one of whom is Deacon Abram B. Lutz, of the Kreybill congregation, and two daughters. One married daughter having also preceded him. Services were held at the Kreybill meeting house by B. Lehman Kreybill, Peter R. Nissley and F. G. Bossart of the Presbyterian church. Texts, John 14:2 and Ps. 84:7. His remains were laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery.
Landis.--David N. Landis of Mechanicsburg, Lancaster
Co., Pa., was born Dec. 26, 1842; died Dec. 24, 1913, aged 70
y., 11 m., 29 d. He was in the hospital two weeks, where he had
undergone an operation for gall stones. He was twice married.
His first wife was Hettie Rohrer, by whom one daughter survives.
His second wife was Catherine Landis, by whom two sons survive,
also nine grandchildren, three brothers and two sisters. We hope
and trust that he has gone to be with his Saviour and the loved
ones gone before. He was a kind father and will be greatly missed.
Was a faithful member of the Mennonite church for many years and
his seat was seldom vacant. Services were conducted by Bro. David
L. Landis, at the house and by John L. Landis, and Sanford B.
Landis at the Stumptown church. Interment at the adjoining cemetery.
Text 55 Psalm 4-5-6 verses.
Some sweet day when life is o'er,
We shall meet above;
We shall greet those gone before,
In that home of love.
Flemming.--Wm. E. Flemming was born in Washington County, Md., March 16, 1931; died in Allen county, Ohio, Dec. 28, 1913, aged 82 y., 9 m., 12 d. He was married to Elizabeth Dunaman in 1854. To this union were born 5 daughters and 1 son. Two daughters preceded him to the spirit world. He leaves a beloved companion, 1 brothers, 4 children, 16 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and many sympathizing relatives and friends to mourn his departure. He came with his family from Rockingham county, Va., to Fairfield county, Ohio, in 1865 and to Allen county in 1875. He confessed his Saviour and was baptized and received into the Mennonite church in 1894 and remained firm and steadfast to the end. He suffered bodily affliction for many years, and at times his affliction was quick severe, so that he expressed a longing to be relieved; yet he was frequently heard to say that he was willing to suffer till God sees fit to call him home. He passed away peacefully, leaving a bright hope of a glorious immortality. The last words he was heard to utter, just before he passed away were, "Praise the Lord." Burial on Dec. 31, 1913, at the Salem cemetery, Allen county, Ohio. Services conducted by Bro. N. O. Blosser and the home ministers. Text: "The Master is come and calleth for thee."
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Plough.--Bro. Joseph Plough was born Sept. 20, 1836, and died Jan. 4, 1914; aged 77 y. 3 m. 14 d. Funeral services held Jan. 7, in the Churchtown Church, Cumberland Co., Pa., by Reuben Cockley and Samuel Hess. Interment in Mt. Zion Cemetery.
Driver.--Fannie Margaret, youngest daughter of John K. and Alice Driver, departed this life Jan. 8, 1914. After a short illness of that peculiar trouble, disease of the blood-vessels, the result of an attack of pneumonia, several weeks before. She was born Aug. 12, 1912; aged 1 y. 4 m. 27 d. A short life, but long enought to enduear her to parents, 4 little sisters, and many firends. Funeral Jan. 10, at the Mt. Zion Church, near Versailles, Mo., by Amos Gingerich and Henry Harder. Text, Luke 18:16; "Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not, for of such is the kingdom of heaven."
Eshleman.--Bro. Jonas Eshleman was born Feb. 14, 1831; died Dec. 16, 1913; aged 82 y. 10 m. 2 d. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church, and his place at services was never vacant as long as he was able to attend. He is survived by his wife, 7 sons, 6 daughters, 57 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, also 1 brother, Peter, a deacon of Reid, Md. Funeral services were conducted at the house by Bro. Peter R. Nissley, and at the Landisville meeting house by Bros. Hiram Kauffman, Abram Herr, and Isaac Brubaker. Texts, II Cor. 5:1, Job 14:14, 15.
Groff.--On Jan. 1, Bro. David Groff of Martindale, Pa., departed this life in his 81st year. For many years he was a faithful and consistent member of the Mennonite Church. Of late years he was somewhat feeble in body, though his mind was clear, and his faith steadfast. He remained waiting and looking forward to the time when he could depart and be with Christ. He leaves 2 sons, 3 daughtters. Funeral services on the 4th at Groffsdale Mennonite Church where interment took place. Sermon by Bro. John M. Sauder in German followed by Bish. Benj. Weaver. Text, Phil. 1:21.
Gehman.--Mary S. (nee Fleisher), wife of Eli E. Gehman, was born Nov. 4, 1875; died Jan. 6 1914; aged 38 y. 2 m. 2 d. She had eaten a hearty meal and was about to retire for the night when the summons came. She is survived by her husband and 1 daughter, Martha, and 1 brother and 2 sisters. Her daughter, and her mother-in-law were alone in the house with her when she passed away. They lived with her husband's parents, Bro. and Sister John Gehman. From her youth she was a member of the Lutheran Church. Funeral services Jan. 10 at the house, with further services at Mellinger's meeting house, near Schoeneck, Pa., and interment in adjoining cemetery. Bros. John Bucher, Benj. Weaver, and John W. Hess officiated. Text, II Tim. 4:6-8. May her sudden departure be a loud call to those around and be the means of bringing her loved ones into the fold of Christ.
Horst.--Bro. Abram Horst died at the residence of his son-in-law, Bro. P. L. Lesher, near Chambersburg, Pa., Dec. 28, 1913, of the infirmities of age. The deceased was born in Lancaster Co., Mar. 2, 1826, and was aged 87 y. 9 m. 27 d. He moved with his parents to Franklin Co., Pa., in his youth. His wife, who was Mary Lesher, passed to her reward about 9 years ago. Bro. Horst was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for many years and always made a special effort to be present at church services. He retained his mental faculties to a remarkable degree even to the very last and his faith in God remained unshaken. He is survived by these children; Mrs. Mary Slothour of near Greencastle; Abram L., Marion; Mrs. John Martin, Maugansville, Md.; Mrs. D. D. Long and Mrs. P. L. Lesher, Chambersburg; Mrs. J. C. Coble, Mont Alto. He also leaves 1 sister, Elizabeth Horst, of Hagerstown, Md., 41 grandchildren, and 53 great-grandchildren. The funeral took place Dec. 31, 1913. Services conducted at the house by Joseph E. Lehman and Daniel Kuhns, and at the church at Marion by W. W. Hege and Jacob A. Heatwole, from Psa. 23:4.
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Gospel Herald - Volume VI, Number 44 - January 29, 1914
Miller.--Bertha. daughter of Levi L. and Mary A. (Troyer) Miller, of Millersburg, Ohio, was born Oct. 4 1913; died Jan. 7, 1914; aged 3 m. 3 d. Her death was caused by brain fever. Little Bertha suffered much in this home below but we are glad to know that her sufferings are over. Funeral services were conducted by Bishops Fred and Joseph Mast Jan. 9, at the Martin's Creek A. M. Church.
Friesner.--Sarah (Eash) Friesner was born in Elkhart Co., Ind., Dec. 2, 1880; died Jan. 11, 1914; aged 33 y. 1 m. 9 d. She leaves to mourn her departure her husband and 7 children; also father, mother, 5 brothers, 3 sisters, and a host of friends. Funeral at Middlebury Mennonite Church by J. E. Hartzler. Text, Job 14: 14. Buried at Prairie Street Cemetery south of Elkhart, Ind.
Christchuck.--Peter Christchuck was born in 1881, in Russia. He died Jan. 17, 1914, in the hospital, of acute Bright's disease; aged 32 years. He was a member of the Home Mission congregation, Chicago. A memorial service was held on Sunday evening at the Mission. On Monday the body was taken out to the Mt. Auburn Cemetery, where a short service was held. His mother, a brother, and a sister, all in Russia, are the only known relatives, but he will long be remembered here because of his faithfulness to his Master.
Holdeman.--Henry Holdeman was born in Wayne Co., O., Jan. 22, 1849; died in Elkhart, Ind., Jan. 10, 1914; aged 64 y. 11 m. 19 d. He came to Indiana in 1851, residing near Wakarusa until the spring of 1913, when he moved to Elkhart. On Oct. 17, 1882, he was united in marriage to Minnie Clark. To this union were born 7 children. He leaves his wife and 5 children-Ivan and Loyal of Elkhart, Mrs. Elmer Steel of Goshen, Mrs. Mattie Wood of Sanfrancisco, Calif., Miss Jessie Holdeman of Los Angeles, Calif., and Mrs. Walter McDowell of Elkhart. A daughter, Gracie, 4 months old, passed from this life before he did. Besides his family he leaves 6 brothers and sisters and many relatives and frineds. Funeral services were held on Jan. 15, at the Olive Church 5 miles north of Wakarusa, and were conducted by David A. Yoder and Jacob K. Bixler from the text, Psa. 8:4, "What is man that thou are mindful of him? and the Son of man that thou visitest him?"
Miller.--Pre. John Cleggett Miller was born July 17,
1856, in Washington Co., Md.; died Dec. 14, 1913, near Hanover,
Pa.; aged 57 y. 4 m. 27 d., after an illness of about 6 months,
but was only confined to bed 8 weeks. He was married Dec. 23,
1877, to Margaret S. Keener. He leaves to mourn his departure
his beloved companion, 4 sons, 3 daughters, 5 grandchildren and
many friends. In 1892 he was ordained to the ministry at the Miller
Church near Leitersburg, Md., at which place he labored until
the year 1900 when he moved with his family to Hanover, Pa., where
he labored faithfully and actively until the end. Funeral services
were held Dec. 16, 1913, conducted by the ministers Henry Bair
and Daniel Stump at the house and by Bish. Benj. Weaver and Pre.
C. R. Strite at Bair's Church near Hanover, Pa. Text, Jno. 14:2.
Interment in adjoining cemetery.
"Some sweet day when life is o'er,
We shall meet above;
We shall greet those gone before,
In that home of love."
Stewart.--James T. Stewart was born Jan. 2, 1840, in Allen Co., O., died Jan. 12, 1914, in Wabash Co., Ind., being stricken suddenly with apoplexy. He was 74 y. 10 d. old. He was the son of Nicholas and Katherine (Ridenour) Stewart, being the oldest of ten children. Three brothers, and three sisters, a daughter and six grandchildren survive. He served over 3 years in the late Civel War through which he came without being wounded. In 1866 he was married to Alsinda Wright in Miama Co., Ind. To this union of 7 years no children were born. In 1879 he was again united in marriage to Anna Mary Good. Two daughters were born, Maude May and Matilda, the latter dying in infancy. In Nov., 1882, his second wife died in Allen Co., O. In 1883 his third marriage occured at which time he took Mahala Good as his wife. The latter passed away Mar. 10, 1904, in Allen Co., Ohio. He confessed Christ as his Savior, was baptized and received into church fellowship in the Mennonite Church in Knox Co., Tenn., in 1891. He served one term as superintendent of the Sunday school and manifested a lively interest in the cause of Christ. His cheerful nature always won for him a host of friends. Throughout his many years of suffering he showed great patience and submission. Funeral was held at the Salem Church, Allen Co., O., Jan. 15, 1914, conducted by Brethren Shenk and Brenneman of the Mennonite Church and Hollinger of the U. B. Church.
Miller.--Amelia G. Swartzendruber was born April 8,
1865, in Johnson Co., Ia.; died Jan. 10, 1914; aged 48 y. 9 m.
2 d. She was joined in marriage to Samuel B. Miller, Oct. 24,
1889. To this union were born 5 daughters and 6 sons, Alma, Cris,
Mary, Lloyd, Lydia, Kate, George, Lena, Ray, Weldon, and Arthur,
all of whom are living and were present at the funeral. Sister
Miller was a devoted Christian, a kind, gentle and loving mother,
a faithful and diligent member of the family, from which she was
called away. On Saturday morning she called her husband to her
bedside, and told him that she was sinking fast. She told him
to have some of the ministers to come in, and read and pray for
her. Several of the brethren came in after which she seemed to
be well satisfied. She said she had no pain whatever, and seemed
perfectly calm and quiet. She seemed to see the transporting scenes
of heaven. Funeral services were held at the lower Deer Creek
Church the 14th, having been postponed from the 13th to wait for
a step daughter who lives in Texas. The services were conducted
by Bro. J. S. Yoder and Bro. L. J. Miller of Mo., in German, and
by Bro. S. C. Yoder in English. A very large concourse of people,
friends and relatives, were present at the funeral to pay their
last tribute of respect to the departed one. Besides the above
mentioned children she also leaves to mourn her death her mother,
who is now in her 77th year, 6 sisters, and 3 brothers. She also
leaves 5 step children, all of whom were present except one, who
lives is S. Dak. The family extend to all the friends and neighbors
their most heart-felt thanks for all the help and benevolent kindness
they have manifested during the sickness and death of this loved
one. At the grave they sang one of her favorite hymns, "Safe
in the arms of Jesus, safe on His gentle breast."
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