Gospel Herald Obituaries - July, 1914

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Gospel Herald - Volume VII, Number 14 - July 2, 1914, page 231, 232

Gindlesperger. - Sarah Catharine, daughter of Bro. Henry and Sister Katie Gindlesperger of Hollsopple, Pa., died May 29; aged 5 days. Buried on the 31st at the Stahl Church. Services conducted by Bro. L. A. Blough.

Blough. - Bro. A. W. Blough of Westmont, Cambria Co., Pa., died June 21, 1914. Funeral services on the 23rd at the home by Jas. Saylor. Buried at Grantview Cemetery. Bro. Blough was a member of the Mennonite Church for about 37 years. He had been of feeble health for the last few years, but he seemed to have a strong faith and hope in God and willing to depart from this life.

Zook. - Margaret Magdalena, daughter of D. B. and Lena Zook, of Akron, Ohio, died June 14, 1914; aged 3 y. 9 m. 16 d. With her parents and older brother, little Margaret had gone to the home of her grandparents, David and Magdalena Zook of Wayne Co., Ohio, on Tuesday, June 9, apparently in good health. Next day she was indisposed, but not until Saturday was the nature of her sickness - diphtheria - known. Approved treatment was at once administered, but the next morning she quietly fell asleep. She suffered but little and was very patient through her sickness. Burial took place on the evening of the day on which she died at Mt. Zion Cemetery near Sterling, Ohio.

Smeltzer. - Christian Smeltzer was born in Elkhart Co., Ind., April 28, 1856; died at the home of Benjamin H_rr near Nappanee, Ind., June 9, 1914; aged 58 y. 1 m. 11 d. He was never married. He leaves to mourn his departure 1 brother (John) of Nappanee, also some nephews and nieces. During his sickness, as he realized that his earthly career was speedily drawing to an end, he saw the need of a Savior and about 10 days before he died was baptized on confession of his faith. He regreted his great mistake in so long delaying the one thing needful. May this be a warning to others who are also not heeding God's emphatic command, "Remember now thy Creator, in the days of thy youth." He was buried at Yellow Creek. Funeral services conducted by J. W. Christophel and David Burkholder.

Segrist. - Bro. Jacob Segrist died June 14, 1914, at the home of his son John, one mile north of Chambersburg, Pa.; aged 78 y. 9 d. He is survived by one son, with whom he made his home, and also one daughter (Mrs. Stephen A. Lehman of Chambersburg.) The deceased was a consistent member of the Mennonite Church for many years, a regular attendant at church services, and a staunch witness against worldliness. He also stood firmly for the simplicity of doctrine and practice of confession of faith as taught in the Scriptures and advocated and upheld by the forefathers. Burial at the Chambersburg Mennonite Church June 17, 1914. The services were conducted at the house by Daniel E. Kuhns and at the church by Joseph H. Martin and W. W. Hege. Texts, I Pet. 1:3,4, and Job 16:22.

Weaver. - John S. Weaver was born Oct. 26, 1847; died June 5, 1914; aged 66 y. 7 m. 9 d. His sickness started a few days ago. He died in Mercy Hospital, Canton, Ohio, where he had an operation performed June 3. He stood the operation well, but his sickness was too far advanced and he died of urmia. He was married to Magdalena Hochstetler, May 3, 1877. They lived in matrimony 37 years. To this union were born 4 daughters. Two of them preceded him. He leaves his widow, 2 daughters, 1 grandchild, 4 brothers, 3 sisters, and a host of relatives and friends.
He was buried June 8. A large concourse of friends attended the funeral. Service by M. A. Mast at the house and at the Walnut Creek Church by S. H. Miller (text, II Tim. 1:12) and M. A. Mast (text, I Cor. 15:10).

Keener. - Fannie (Stauffer) Keener was born in Schweinforth, Bavaria, Germany, July 11, 1826; died June 18, 1914; aged 87 y. 11 m. 7 d. In 1842 her father, John Stauffer, a minister in the Mennonite Church, emigrated to America and settled in Lancaster Co., Pa., with 10 children, motherless, and his daughter Fannie (now deceased) who was only 14 years old, would not take the voyage across the great deep before she was received into the Church by water baptism. She often talked of the time and long trip while they were sailing forty days and forty nights on the deep and expressed a desire to see the old home-land, Germany, where she spent her young girlhood days. Nov. 2, 1854, she married George H. Keener, who came from Germany at the age of 18. To this union were born 4 sons, 3 daughters, and all are members of the Mennonite Church, except the youngest who has united with the Trinity Lutheran Church. In 1877 Father Keener and family moved to near Fairview, Md. The next year typhoid fever took hold of the family and the father died at the age of 48 years. Six weeks later the youngest daughter died. Sister Keener was a widow for 36 years and the oldest member in the Reiff's congregation at her death. She made her home with her daughter, Sister Martin. Nearly four years ago she had a slight stroke and fell to the ground, sprained her muscles, could not walk and was confined to her bed almost four years. Through faith in her Redeemer who died for her she was fortified to bear up patiently in her affliction and say His will be done. The writer at different times was present when her meal was brought in, and she would always bow her head and give thanks to her Maker for the blessings He bestowed upon her, and for every kind act the family or anyone else did for her she would always say, "Thank you." She would often express her weakness, and say, "The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak." She was willing to make right anything she had made wrong. She often expressed a desire to go to her rest. About 1 o,clock on the morning of June 18, she called her daughter to her bedside for a farewell kiss and calmly laid her hands on her breast and without a struggle calmly fell asleep in Jesus. As far as she has followed Christ, may her kind deeds still live on memory's pages to her mourning friends who had the care over her while in her affliction. The Lord reward them for all they have done. She was buried at Reiff's Mennonite graveyard. Surviving her are 4 sons, 2 daughters, 34 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and 1 brother, Augustus Stauffer, living in Lancaster Co., Pa. The officiating ministers were David Lesher at the house, H. Baer (from II Tim. 5:6-8), and C. R. Strite (Rev. 14:13). Peace to her ashes.
"Blessed hope that in Jesus is given,
In all our sorrows to cheer and sustain,
That in the bright mansions of heaven,
We shall meet our loved ones again."

Transcribed by: Mary Teeter, Michigan


Gospel Herald - Volume VII, Number 15 - July 9, 1914, page 247

Bachman. - Elmer, son of Peter and Lizzie Bachman, was born near Cazenovia, Ill., April 15, 1896; died June 24, 1914; aged 18 y. 2 m. 9 d. Death was due to injuries received that evening in an automobile accident, as he, in company with two of his brothers, was returning from a nearby town during a storm. He confessed Christ as his Savior a little over two years ago, uniting with the A. M. Church of Metamora, Ill., March 17, 1912.
His death was the first to break the family circle, leaving his parents, 3 brothers and 3 sisters to mourn his early departure. Funeral services were held June 27 at the Harmony Church, conducted by Peter Sommers and A. L. Buzzard. Texts used were Matt. 24:44, and Jas. 4:14. Interment in the Harmony Cemetery.

Rich. - Joseph Rich was born June 23, 1838; died June 25, 1914; aged 76 y. 2 d. He was married with Anna Moser, Dec. 22, 1859. They were faithful members of the Mennonite Church at the time of their marriage, which faithfulness they maintained until death. Sister Rich died Oct. 27, 1907. This union was blessed with 7 sons and 3 daughters. Bro. Rich leaves to mourn his departure, 1 brother, 9 children, 35 grandchildren, 1 son having preceded him in death.
Bro. Rich was born near Basel, Switzerland, and came to America when 4 years old, landing in Canada. He and his sister walked from New London, Ont., to Allen Co., Ind. A little later Bro. Rich came to Adams county and settled on a homestead 6 miles northwest from where Berne now stands, most of that region being dense forest at that time. He succeeded in building up a comfortable home and a beautiful farm, but his earthly possessions did not prevent him from keeping in view the need of preparing for the more glorious home beyond. Funeral services at the home and at the Defenseless Mennonite Church by Eli Lantz and J. S. Hartzler, where about 1000 people were gathered. Burial at the Mennonite graveyard about 2 miles distant.

Transcribed by: Mary Teeter, Michigan


Gospel Herald - Volume VII, Number 16 - July 16, 1914, page 262, 263, 264

Kaufman. - Jacob I. Kaufman, of near Davidsville, Pa., was born Nov. 14, 1835; died June 17, 1914; aged 78 y. 7 m. 3 d. He is surived by 5 sons and some grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Funeral services conducted by E. J. Blough and Jas. Saylor. Buried in the Kaufman Cemetery. He was a life-long member of the A. M. Church.

Shank. - Meck Shank (nee Newkirk) was born Jan. 17, 1866; died at Versailles, Mo., June 19, 1914; aged 48 y. 5 m. 2 d. She was married to John R. Shank Nov. 15, 1885. To this union were born 1 daughter and 2 sons, all of whom, with the husband, survive her. She was a kind and devoted mother, and a loving wife. After lingering for about 5 months with consumption she quietly passed away, bearing her affliction without a murmur. She was a member of the Methodist Church. The funeral services were held at Mt. Zion Church June 21 in the presence of many sympathizing and sorrowing relatives and friends, Bro. Clark of the M. E. Church officiating. Text, Jno. 14:1-3

Kauffman. - David Mark, son of David H. and Leah Kauffman, was born Mar. 4, 1913; died at his home near Woodburn, Oreg., June 21, 1914; aged 1 y. 3 m. 7 d. He leaves to mourn his early departure father, mother, 3 brothers, 2 sisters. Funeral services at the Zion Church June 23. Edward Z. Yoder preached, assisted by A. P. Troyer. Text, Jas. 4:14, "What is your life?" The remains were laid to rest within the cemetery nearby.

Heidelbaugh. - Bro. Henry Heidelbaugh, of East Drumore Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., died, aged 70 y. 4 m. 12 d. Thirteen years ago he was very badly hurt by a vicious bull and from this he never fully recovered being compelled to use his crutches all the time. He was a consistent member of the New Providence Mennonite Church, being present with his kindly smile whenever he was able to be about. He is survived by his wife and 2 children: Milton, in the old homestead, with whom he lived, and Annie, wife of Frank Edwards of Quarryville, Pa.

Driver. - Ada S. Driver of Versailles, Mo., oldest daughter of Bro. John R. and Sister Alice Driver, was born Dec. 14, 1901; died June 13, 1914; aged one day less than 12 y. 6 m. Her death was very unexpected, the family not realizing that her condition was so serious to the last. On June 12 she underwent an operation for appendicitis, only living twelve hours after the operation. It is hard to give her up; but God knows best. Into His hands we feel to commit our all. The funeral service was largely attended at Mt. Zion Church on June 14, Bro. Amos Gingerich using for a text Psa. 90:12.

Young. - George Daniel Young was born near Boalsburg, Pa., June 4, 1881; died near Hopedale, Ill., June 26, 1914; aged 33 y. 22 d. He leaves to mourn his departure 3 half-sisters and 1 half-brother, besides many other relatives and friends. On June 17 he and his half-sister came to Hopedale, Ill., to visit their aunt, Hannah Martin. On June 26 he met his death by drowning while in swimming with several companions who were unable to save his life before sufficient help arrived. This was a great shock to the whole community. We are again reminded of the uncertainty of life. "Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh."
George united with the Reformed Church in his youth and remained a faithful member until death.
Short services were held at the home of Hannah Martin by J. C. Birky and Simon Litwiller on June 27, after which the remains were taken to Oak Hall, Pa., for burial. May God comfort the bereaved.

Powden. - Anna, widow of Samuel Powden, who lived three miles south of Elkhart, Ind., near the Pleasant Plain schoolhouse, died Friday morning, July 3, at the home of her friend, Sister Melinda Mumaw, 1300 Prairie St., in Elkhart, Ind.
She was brought to the Mumaw home several weeks ago, following her sudden illness at the home in the country where she lived alone. She had suffered for some time from a complication of diseases.
The deceased had lived in Elkhart county for about 55 years. She was born in Pennsylvania in 1838. In 1853 she moved to Stark Co., Ohio, with her parents, and lived there until 1859, when she came to Elkhart county. Early in life she joined the Mennonite Church, and remained a devout member all her life.
Her husband died in 1909. She leaves a brother, B. F. Sternberg, three miles west of Goshen, 3 nieces and 1 nephew.
Funeral in charge of J. E. Hartlzer was held at 2 o,clock Sunday afternoon at the Prairie St. Mennonite Church, Elkhart, Ind. Text, II Tim. 4:6-8. Interment at Grace Lawn Cemetery.

Lambert - Amanda Lambert, nee Shaum, was born in Elkhart Co., Ind., July 22, 1862; died June 28, 1914; aged 51 y. 11 m. 6 d.
She was united in marriage on Dec. 22, 1888, to A. H. Long, with whom she lived for 11 years, when her husband was taken away. On March 15, 1905, she was again united in marriage with S. Lambert. This union was blessed with one daughter, Ruby Elnore, who preceded her to the spirit world about 18 months. From this severe loss and shock Sister Lambert never recovered.
About twenty years ago she united with the Mennonite Church, and continued a faithful member of that body until about nine years ago she united with the Mennonite Brethren in Christ Church, of which she was a member until her death.
Sister Lambert was of a sunny and cheerful disposition, an affectionate companion and a devoted mother. When coming into the home it was her lot to take the place of a mother, and this place she filled remarkably well. She leaves to mourn her departure a husband, 6 step-daughters, 1 step-son, 1 sister, 2 brothers and a large circle of friends.
Funeral at the Mennonite Church in Greenville, by C. I. Huffman and C. T. Moore.

Kreider. - Anna (Overholt) Kreider was born Sept. 25, 1824, in Northampton Co., Pa. At the age of 3 years she moved with her parents to Medina Co., Ohio. She was called to rest June 10, 1914; aged 89 y. 8 m. 15 d.
On Dec. 2, 1841, she was married to Jacob Kreider. They united with the Mennonite Church in early life and were zealous workers at all times, enduring all the trials through which the Church passed in their time.
They moved to the farm (now the old homestead) three miles southeast of Wadsworth, Ohio, in 1850, where the remaining years of their respective lives were spent, covering a period of fifty-five years, until the death of her husband, which occurred March 12, 1896.
To this union were born 7 sons and 4 daughters, 2 sons having preceded them in death. She lived with her youngest daughter, from whom she received every loving care possible for her happiness and comfort and between whom existed the fondest devotion. Although Sister Kreider reached a ripe old age, her seat at church services was seldom vacant until the infirmities of old age frequently caused her absence during the last years of her life.
Funeral services were conducted at the Bethel Church June 12 by N. A. Lind and J. F. Brunk. Text, II Pet. 1:14.

Yoder. - Jacob Yoder, was born Dec. 4, 1838, near Basil, Switzerland; died in Oklahoma, June 28, 1914; aged 75 y. 6 m. 24 d. He was baptized in 1852, emigrated to America in 1858; married in 1860 to Susan Nofziger. To this union one daughter was born who died in youth. He was ordained to the ministry in 1873 and to bishop in 1886. He emigrated from Ohio to Missouri in 1869, to Arkansas in 1893, and to Oklahoma in 1912. He leaves to mourn 4 adopted children (Ruby Sutter and Katie Rich of Pryor, Okla., and John Rich and Mrs. J. B. Springer of Stuttgart, Ark.), also 1 brother in Kansas, 1 sister in Ohio, and many relatives and friends. The cause of his death was cancer of the stomach, of which he suffered for several months, but he bore all his sufferings with Christian fortitude and was fully resigned to the will of God. He was taken to Stuttgart and was laid to rest in the Yoder Cemetery at which place services were held by Samuel Sommers of Stuttgart and B. F. Hartzler of Pryor, Okla.

King. - Joseph Henry King was born in Livingston Co., Ill., Dec. 18, 1867; died at the hospital at Larned, Kans., June 28, 1914; aged 46 y. 6 m. 10 d. At the age of 18 he came with his parents to Pawnee Co., Kans., making this his home ever since and joined the Mennonite Church and has always been active in the Sunday school and Church work. While a farmer all his life, he also taught school a number of years, as well as conducted singing classes for a long time.
Bro. King had been failing in health for a few years, and a little over a year ago he went south thinking a warmer climate might benefit him. But it seemed not to be God's will that he should get well again. Immediate cause of death, general weakened condition, and inflammation of the bowels. He leaves to mourn their loss a wife, 4 children, 5 brothers, 1 sister, an aged father and many relatives and friends. Funeral services at the Brethren Church by John M. Brunk, assisted by M. Keller from the words, "If a man die, shall he live again." Interment in the Pratt Cemetery nearby.

Raum. - Sister Emma Raum was born Oct. 16, 1855, in Baltimore Co., Md. She united with the A. M. Church in her youth. Was united in marriage to Bro. George Raum, having resided for a number of years in Lancaster Co., Pa. She died at her late home in Chester Co., Pa., Aril 6, 1914; aged 58 y. 5 m. 23 d. Her place in the church was seldom vacant when health permitted her to attend. She was always an adherent to simplicity in attire. She was of very industrious habits, ever ready to lend a helping hand to those in need. She will be greatly missed in the home, in the church, and in the community. She had been ailing for some time (although the end came rather suddenly and unexpected), and she calmly fell asleep by the side of her husband, we trust to awake in the glory world to spend eternity with her three little ones that have gone before. She leaves her husband, a son, a daughter, several grandchildren, a brother, 3 sisters, and 1 little girl that had been taken into the home, to mourn her departure. Funeral in the Millwood Church. Services by Amos Stoltzfus and John S. Mast.

Wenger. - Elizabeth Ann Wenger, nee Landes, was born in Holmes Co., Ohio, July 10, 1853; died at Hesston, Kans., June 21, 1914; aged 60 y. 11 m. 11 d. She came to McPherson Co., Kans., in 1881, and was married to Samuel Wenger Dec. 20, 1881. To this union were born 2 sons and 8 daughters, all of whom survive and were present at the funeral. She is also survived by an enfeebled husband, 6 brothers, 2 sisters and 5 grandchildren. The family lived near Canton, Kans., until a few years ago when they moved to Hesston. Sister Wenger united with the Mennonite Church in early maidenhood and remained a faithful member to the end. She was a quiet, hard-working, unassuming Christian mother, and had the satisfaction of seeing her ten children active members of the Church of her choice. She was interested in mission work, and requested that an amount of her legacy should be given to the India Mission. An inward tumor in the form of a cancer of the bowels preyed on her vitality for some time but her real condition was not known until a few days before her death. She was taken to Axtell hospital at Newton, Kans., but it was apparent that an operation could do no good, and she passed peacefully away the following day. A short service was held at the home on the morning of June 24, after which the body was taken to the Spring Valley Church were appropriate services were conducted by J. M. Brunk, J. B. Smith, and D. H. Bender. Text, II Tim. 4:6-8. Interment in adjoining cemetery where her mother had been laid to rest just a month before.

Horst. - Emmanuel W. Horst was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Sept. 29, 1853; died June 19, 1914, at his home in Orrville, Ohio; aged 60 y. 8 m. 20 d.
In 1870 he migrated with his parents from Lancaster Co., Pa., to Stark Co., Ohio, where he lived until April 1, 1907, when with his family he moved to Orrville, where they lived until death claimed the kind husband and father.
In 1878 he was married to Amanda Walter of Columbiana Co., Ohio. To his union were born 3 sons (H. Clayton, Lemuel W., and Benjamin F.), and 1 daughter (Mrs. Ada Beam), all of whom survive with the bereft widow, an aged, invalid father, 2 brothers, 3 sisters and 6 grandchildren.
In early life he confessed Jesus as his Savior, united with the Mennonite Church, of which he remained a member until death.
His life was beclouded with much suffering and sickness, from ailments in such complication that baffled the skill of the most expert physicians for many years. Twice in his life he underwent surgical operations, with only temporary relief, and a few months before death heart-failure and dropsy resulted from organic derangement.
A post-mortem examination revealed that for years he had little use of his stomach, because of a deformed and almost closed channel leading therefrom to the colon. Many time the brother prayed for deliverance, yet "God's will be done" was marked in his petitions.
The funeral services were conducted at the late residence by Bro. David Hostetler, and Bro. I. Royer at the Martins Church, where interment was made. Scriptures used, Psa. 90 and Rom. 8. A large concourse of friends and relatives were assembled. May the Lord comfort the bereft family.

Baer. - Sister Annie, wife of Bro. Joseph Baer, was born in LaGrange Co., Ind., Feb. 18, 1866; died June 18, 1914; aged 48 y. 9 m. Sister Annie was afflicted with cancer, having been in feeble health, and at time even bedfast, for six months or more. She finally consented to undergo an operation, with the hope of regaining her health. The operation was performed on the morning of the 16th at the hospital in Goshen, Ind. The operation seemed to be a success, and in the evening of the 17th Bro. Baer (thinking that all was well, and with the hope that his companion might soon again meet with them in the home) took his leave from her and came to his home in LaGrange county. But very early in the morning of the 18th a telephone message brought the sad news that she had changed for the worse, and the family should come at once. Before an automobile could convey them a distance of about 18 miles, the spirit had taken its flight, she having quietly fallen asleep about 5 o,clock. Sister Baer was a member of the conservative Amish Church, having her Church home in the congregation known as the "Townline Amish," and as far as is known to the writer, was faithful to the end. During her sickness she expressed herself perfectly resigned to the will of God. her chief concern was the spiritual welfare of her family, kindly and with a mother's love pleading with her three sons and gaining their promise to unite with the people of God. Thus it can be truthfully said of her that, in her last days at least, "She hath done what she could," so we leave her in the hands of God, trusting she has gone to reap a glorious reward. Funeral was held at the Townline Church on the 20th, where a very large concourse of people met to pay a last tribute of respect. Sermon by Jonathan Troyer and _____ King in the German language, and A. S. Cripe in the English language. A dear one has gone from our circle,
On earth we shall see her no more,
She has gone to the Savior in glory
And all her afflictions are o'er.
But if we could but hear her singing
As we think she is singing now
If we could but see her brightness
Of the crown upon her brow,
There would be no sighs to worry
And ho hidden tears to flow,
When we think of our dear mother
Who has gone to yonder shore.


Transcribed by: Mary Teeter, Michigan


Gospel Herald - Volume VII, Number 17 - July 23, 1914, page 279, 280

Shaum. - Welker Jay Shaum was born July 6, 1912; died May 23, 1914. Little Welker was one of twin boys. He was sick only a few days. Pneumonia caused his death. Funeral services were held on the 25th at the home in the forenoon and at the Mennonite Church in Chester Twp., Wayne Co., O., in the afternoon.

Wenger. - Bro. Peter Wenger of Bareville, Lancaster Co., Pa., died May 6, 1914; aged 75 y. 1 m. 12 d. His funeral took place on the 9th. The main services were held at Groffdale where interment was made. The brethren Benjamin Weaver and Noah H. Mack preached. Bro. Weaver in the English language and Bro. Mack German. A large number of relatives and friends were in attendance, some from the state of Indiana. Bro. Wenger,s disease was of a lingering kind. He had been failing for a year or more. His wife and several brothers and sisters survive, Joseph and Jacob, and Sister Christophel of Elkhart Co., Ind., Jonas of Harper, Kans., and Mattie of Bowmansville, Pa.

Mallory. - Cora Pearl, daughter of Sister Katy and Ivan Mallory was born Oct. 7, 1913; died June 29, 1914; aged 8 m. 22 d. The exact cause of her sudden departure is not known. She ate her breakfast as usual but showed signs of illness soon after and passed away about 11 o'clock. She leaves her father, mother, 1 sister, and a host of relatives and friends to mourn her early death.
Services by E. D. Hess at the Masontown, Pa., Mennonite Church. Text, Matt. 19:14.

Fink. - Laura S. Risser was born in Elkhart Co., Ind., Mar. 20, 1882, and was married to Samuel J. Fink in 1898. She had been failing in health during the last five years and submitting to an operation for relief she passed away June 22, 1914. To this union were born 5 children (Irvin, Alma, Clara, Freeman, and Harvey). She leaves to mourn her departure her husband and children, aged parents, 1 brother, 3 sisters, many relatives and a host of friends. She united with the Mennonite Church in March, 1909, and remained faithful until death. Funeral services and burial at Olive Church by J. K. Bixler and D. A. Yoder.

Miller. - Isaac D. Miller was born in Holmes Co., Ohio, Sept. 10, 1886; he met his death suddenly by being struck by the 20th century fast train on the Lake Shore R. R. at Archbold, Ohio, June 20, 1914; aged 27 y. 9 m. 10 d. Bro. Miller confessed Christ as his personal Savior and united with the Amish Mennonite Church in Moultrie Co., Ill., about 5 years ago. He was a man of few words, but proved to be a faithful worker in the Church. He was married to Emma Helmuth June 27, 1909, and lived with her in happy matrimony one week less that* 5 years. He moved from Moultrie Co., Ill. to Fulton Co., Ohio, in December, 1913. He leaves to mourn their loss a sorrowing widow, 3 children, his aged parents, 7 brothers, 6 sisters, and many friends and relatives. * as printed in the Gospel Herald

Rupert. - Frances Rupert was born June 24, 1836; died at the Old People,s Home near Marshallville, Ohio, July 6, 1914; aged 78 y. 12 d. Her husband, Jacob Rupert, died at the Home last August. They came to the Home from Mahoning Co., Nov. 2, 1905. Her place will be vacant now and we believe she has gone to her mansion above, which she was told Jesus was preparing for her. She had a stroke three weeks ago and was helpless from that time until her death. She was very much interested in attending the services at the Home and in the study of the Bible. Services held by D. C. Amstutz and J. F. Brunk. Interment in Crown Hill.

Yoder. - Oliver, son of Israel M. and Josephine Yoder, was born Jan. 26, 1889, in Cass Co., Mo.; died July 1, 1914, at the Private Hospital of Hubbard, Oreg., the direct cause of death being heart failure following an operation for appendicitis. The deceased was 25 y. 5 m. 5 d. old. He was a member of the Zion A. M. Church. A number of years ago he accepted his Savior. He leaves to mourn his departure mother, 1 brother (Silas), and 1 sister (Frannie), and a host of relatives and friends. His father preceded him to the great beyond. C. C. Steckley conducted the services, using I Sam. 20:3 (latter clause) for a text. A large concourse of friends and neighbors assembled to pay their last tribute of respect to the departed one. The remains were laid within the cemetery near by the church.

Horst. - David B. Horst was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Dec. 8, 1833; died July 3, 1914; aged 80 y. 6 m. 25 d. When but three years of age he moved with his parents to Stark Co., Ohio. Jan. 20, 1859, he was united in marriage to Anna Hess. To this union were born 7 sons (Joseph, Levi, David H., Ezra, Franklin, Martin, and Jacob) and 1 daughter (Elizabeth). His wife, the daughter, and 1 son (Martin) preceded him to the spirit world. There remain to mourn his loss 1 brother (Jonas Horst), 3 sisters (Martha Brubaker, Anna Horst, of East Greenville, and Elizabeth Eberly), 6 sons, 32 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. Bro. Horst was well and favorably known, just and upright in his dealings with his fellowmen. He served the church in the office of deacon for 37 years. The funeral services were conducted by Bros. Henry Hursh and Benj. Good, of local congregations and Isaac Good of Sterling, at the Wayne Co. line church, July 5, 1914.

Leaman. - Martha K., wife of Daniel D. Leaman, of Lancaster Co., Pa., was born March 20, 1850; died June 25, 1914; aged 64 y. 3 m. 5 d. She had been a sufferer for over 30 years. She bore her sickness with great patience, never murmured of being burdened too much. She died of complication of diseases, and seemed ready to enter into eternal rest. She is survived by a sorrowing husband, a daughter, 3 sons, 8 grandchildren, a sister, and many relatives and friends to mourn her departure. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for many years. Although she could not go to church for over 25 years she always had a desire to have communion at the house. Funeral services were held at the house by Bro. John Landis and at Mellinger's Church by Bros. David Landis and Sanford Landis. Text, II Tim. 4:6-8.
"Through all pain at times she'd smile
A smile of heavenly birth;
And when the angels called her home,
She smiled farewell to earth."
By one of the family.

Hostetler. - John M. Hostetler was born April 16, 1839, near Summit Mills, Somerset Co., Pa.; died at his home near Emma, Ind., (where he resided continuously for about 46 years) July 8, 1914; aged 75 y. 2 m. 22 d. He was married to Susan Hostetler of Holmes Co., Ohio. He was the father of 13 children, by two marriages. His first wife died Jan. 11, 1879. This union was blest with 7 children, Mrs. Lucy Hershberger, Mrs. Carrie Yoder, Ira J., Noah J., Abram L., and a pair of twins who died in infancy. July 22, 1879, he was married to Barbara Sunthimer. To this union were born 6 children, Mrs. Phenas Weaver, Allen J., Fred M., Mrs. Katie Bontrager, Mrs. Ezra Slabach, all of whom are living. He leaves to mourn, wife, 11 children, 32 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, besides a host of relatives and friends. He united with the Amish Church in his youth and has always been a faithful and consistent member. June 27, 1876, he was ordained to the ministry and was faithful and active in discharging his duties as his health permitted. Services at the Emma Church by J. J. Troyer in German from Psa. 23, and Y. C. Miller in English from II Tim. 4:6-8.

Transcribed by: Mary Teeter, Michigan


Gospel Herald - Volume VII, Number 18 - July 30, 1914, page 295

Bloom. - Infant daughter of Bro. Conrad and Sister Mary Bloom was born June 28, 1914; died June 30, 1914. Funeral services were conducted at the home. Interment in Fairview Cemetery, near Hydro, Okla.

Kulp. - Katie Denlinger Kulp was born in Lancaster Co., Pa.; died June 19, 1914; aged 51 y. 11 m. 29 d. She is survived by her husband, 2 brothers, and 5 sisters. Two children preceded her to the spirit world. She was a deaf mute, but often said she thanks God that she is blessed with good sight. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church, and a patient sufferer for 4 months of a complication of diseases. She often said she is fully resigned to God's will. Funeral services were held at Mellinger's Church June 22, by J. L. Landis and Sanford B. Landis. Text, Phil. 1:21.
"Lonely the house and sad the hours,
Since our dear sister has gone,
But, oh, a brighter home than ours,
We hope in heaven is now her own."

Shaub. - Katie L., wife of Bro. Amos H. Shaub, died at their home in Strasburg Twp., Pa., July 3, in her 34th year. She was sick two days with acute indigestion. She was the youngest daughter of the late John and Fanny Krantz. She is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Aaron Groff, Mrs. George Beck, Mrs. Noah Christophel, all of New Providence, Mrs. Geo. Steffy of Lancaster, Mrs. John Shimp, of Strasburg, Aaron Krantz and Peter Krantz of Willow Street, and Enos H. Krantz of Buffalo, N. Y. Her husband has the sympathy of the entire community in his sad bereavement.
"A dear one is gone from our circle,
On earth we shall see her no more;
She has gone to her Savior in glory,
And all her afflictions are o'er."

Wheeler. - Roy, infant son of Walter Wheeler, was born April 13, 1914; died at Dodds, Alta., Canada, July 15, 1914; aged 3 m. 2 d. Leaves to mourn his early departure, father and mother. Funeral services were held at the Salem congregation near Round Hill, Alta., conducted by Bro. Milo Stutzman and Bro. N. E. Roth. Texts, Matt. 18:3 and Job. 7:6. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
He was but a flower, budded on earth to bloom in heaven.

Axtell. - Samuel Axtell, was born in Gerard, Pa., Feb. 17, 1847. In childhood he came to Elkhart Co., Ind., with his parents and they settled a little west of Elkhart. For many years he was baggage master on the Lake Shore R. R. Afterwards he engaged in the mercantile business in Chicago. His first wife died some eight years ago, and several years later he married Mrs. Lena Doud who survives him. He was a member of the M. E. Church for many years. He was afflicted with Bright's disease and asthma from which he suffered much, and died on July 18, 1914; aged 67 y. 5 m. 1 d. He was kind-hearted and courteous on the subject of religion and spent hours in conversation with his friends on this subject. In years gone by he was an active worker in the cause of temperance. Funeral services were conducted by John F. Funk from Rev. 14:13. May God comfort the sorrowing friends.

Slagell. - Joseph Slagell was the son of Bishop Christian and Saloma Slagell. he was born Dec. 8, 1847, in Tazewell Co., Ill.; died July 12, 1914, near Hydro, Okla; aged 64 y. 7 m. 4 d. He was married to Barbara Gascho, Feb. 4, 1872. This union was blessed with 12 children, 2 of whom preceded him to the spirit world. The living are: Saloma Rich, Katie Detweiler, Anna Smith, Chris P., Joe. G., Ben, Dan, John, and Barbara. He also leaves 2 brothers and 5 sisters, 8 of the family preceding him to the spirit world. At the age of 18 he united with the A. M. Church, was ordained to the Ministry in 1889, ordained to the ministry in 1889, ordained bishop in 1891. He had been sick with a complication of diseases, suffering much in the last few months, but expressed himself ready and willing to go if it was the Lord's will. Funeral services at the house conducted by Brethren Eyster, Gish, Yoder, and Johns. Text, Amos 4:12 (latter clause: and Matt. 24:44. Peace to his ashes.

Nusbaum. - Peter Nusbaum was born in Ashland Co., Ohio, Aug. 10, 1827. He was a descendant of a well represented Swiss family who emigrated to this country many years ago. He came to Elkhart Co., Ind., some 65 years ago and was a resident of the county to the time of his death. He was united in marriage with Margaret Moyer. The fruits of this union were 3 sons and 2 daughters. There are also a n umber of grandchildren. Bro. Nusbaum was stricken with paralysis about a week before his death and calmly fell asleep in Jesus on Wednesday morning, July 15, 1914, at the advances age of 86 y. 11 m. 5 d. He became a member of the Mennonite Church in early life and manifested a consistent Christian spirit throughout. Through all the changes and vicissitudes of his life he stood firm and faithful to his profession. Our hearts are filled with sorrow because of his departure, but we feel confident that he has been gathered to his fathers in peace and that we may look forward with the assurance of meeting him where there is joy and fulness of joy at the right hand of God. He was buried on the 17th at the Yellow Creek Mennonite Church where appropriate services were conducted by John F. Funk and George Lambert from Jno. 14:2,3. His funeral was largely attended.

Harnish. - Ida H., daughter of David and the late Martha Harnish, was born March 5, 1872; died June 28, 1914; aged 42 y. 3 m. 23 d. She leaves to mourn her loss a father, 4 brothers (Christian, David, Aaron, and John), 1 sister (Susan); and many friends and neighbors who loved her, though we sorrow not as those who have no hope. She died at the hospital at Lancaster where an operation was performed nine days before, though we thought she was getting along well. She had passed a good night, woke up at 6 o'clock, asked for her tea, sat up and drank it, soon after died suddenly. She professed faith in Christ and united with the Mennonite Church of Rohrerstown, Pa., when 20 years of age. She was an earnest worker in the Church and Sabbath school, took an interest in missionary cause. Her desire was to do right, to deny herself, take up her cross, and follow her Master in whose service she found delight. She was president of the sewing circle and like Dorcas she would make garments for the poor. Her hands and feet were not idle. She was ever ready to do a kind act. Funeral services were held July 1 at the Rohrerstown Church, conducted by D. N. Gish and D. N. Lehman. Her body was laid to rest in the Mennonite Cemetery near Rohrerstown.
"Sleep, dear one, but not forever,
There will be a glorious dawn;
We shall meet to part no never,
On the resurrection morn."

Bender. - Jacob M. Bender was born at New Hamburg, Ont.; aged 72 y. 1 m. 10 d. He united with the A. M. Church in his early youth and was married to Elizabeth Miller, Oct. 6, 1863, who died May 12, 1864. He was afterwards married to Maria Ruby. To this union were born 4 sons and 8 daughters. He leaves to mourn his departure his aged companion, 4 sons, 6 daughters, 5 brothers, 30 grandchildren. He was ordained deacon in the East Zora congregation in August, 1871. In 1883 he was ordained minister of the Gospel and in 1887 was unanimously chosen and ordained bishop of his home congregation. He faithfully and earnestly administered to the needs of the Church at home and abroad. He performed 136 marriages and baptized 400 converts and took part in almost every funeral service he was present. He was always willing to lend a helping hand wherever asked. Sermon at the house by C. S. Zehr by reading Psa. 90, with a few remarks at the church. C. Kropf read II Tim. 4:7,8. S. J. Schwartzendruber of Huron Co., Mich., spoke earnestly on II Cor. 5:1-10. Burial in cemetery adjoining.
"Farewell mortality,
Jesus is mine;
Welcome eternity,
Jesus is mine;
Welcome, O loved and blest,
Welcome, sweet scenes of rest,
Welcome, my Savior's breast,
Jesus is mine."

Transcribed by: Mary Teeter, Michigan

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