GINGERICH. - Manasseh, infant son of Bro. Jacob M. and Sister Lydia Gingerich of Baden, Ont., died Feb. 23, 1914; aged 7 weeks. Funeral services Feb. 25, at the Baden A.M. Church, conducted by Chr. Gascho and Oziah Cressman. Interment in cemetery beside church.
MILLER. - Melvin Nathaniel, son of Isaac and Emma Miller, was born in Arthur, Ill., June 5, 1913; died near Archbold, O., Feb. 13, 1914; aged 8m. 8d. Little Melvin was apparently not sick but passed away suddenly without any warning. He leaves father, mother 2 brothers (one a twin) and 1 sister, to mourn their loss. Funeral at the Central Church, Feb. 15.
OBERLY. - Albert, son of John and Eliza Oberly (a feeble minded), was born in Wayne Co., Ohio, Oct. 17, 1880; died Feb. 10, 1914; aged 33y. His death was caused by lung troubles. Funeral services were conducted by Bro. E.L. Frey of Wauseon, Ohio at the Swiss Mennonite Sonnenberg Church, Feb. 12. He leaves father, mother, and 1 brother; 2 sisters preceding him.
ZUERCHER. - Peter Zuercher was born in March, 1887, in Wayne Co., O.; died Feb. 2, 1914; aged 76y. 10m. 6d. He was confined to his house for over a year, being troubled with asthma. For many years he had been a veterinary surgeon. He was married to Anna Welty and leaves his companion, 2 daughters, 8 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Swiss Mennonite Church near Dalton, Ohio, of which he had been a member. Services were conducted by Bro. C.N. Amstutz.
MOSER. - John D. Moser was born in July, 1869, in Wayne Co., Ohio; died Feb. 20, 1914; aged 44y. 7m. 6d. His death was quite unexpected. He had been in Texas last summer, returning about two weeks before his death. One brother and 4 sisters survive his sad departure. He was buried at the Swiss Mennonite Church near Dalton, Ohio, of which he had one time been a member. Services were conducted by Bro. C.N. Amstutz in German. Text, Heb. 2:3, and Bro. J.S. Gerig of Smithville in English, text, Jas. 4:14.
STEVANUS. - Dennis J., son of J.S. and Elizabeth Stevanus, was born May 7, 1880; died of typhoid fever in the hospital at Frostburg, Md., Feb. 15, 1914; aged 33y. 9m. 8d. He was united in marriage to Mintie Miller Oct. 11, 1908. He united with the Mennonite Church at the age of 16 and was a faithful member and an active worker in the Sunday school. He leaves to mourn their loss a wife, 3 children, father , mother, 3 brothers, and 2 sisters. Funeral services at the Springs, Pa., Mennonite Church by G.D. Miller, Ed Miller and N.E. Miller.
STEVANUS. - Elizabeth Hershberger Stevanus, daughter of Jeremiah and Eliza Hershberger, was born May 16, 1848; died of typhoid fever Feb. 24, 1914; aged 65y. 9m. 8d. She was united in marriage to J.S. Stevanus Dec. 28, 1876. She was a member of the Mennonite Church. She leaves to mourn her death her husband, 1 brother, 2 sisters, 3 sons, 2 daughters, and 15 grandchildren. Two sons and 2 grandchildren preceded her to the spirit world. Funeral services at the Springs, Pa., Mennonite Church, conducted by G.D. Miller, assisted by Ed Miller and N.E. Miller.
JUTZIE. - John Jutzie was born in Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Co., Ont., in 1841 and was married to Barbara Zehr; died Feb. 1, 1914; aged 73y. He united with the A.M. Church in his youth, but afterwards united with the Holdeman Church of which he remained faithful unto the end. He leaves to mourn his departure, his aged widow, and an only son, Jacob (one son having died in infancy). Funeral services were conducted Feb. 4, at the Baden Church by Hiram J. Mininger of Wauseon, Ohio, followed by a short talk by Chr. Litwiller. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
BRENNEMAN. - Sarah F. Landes was born in Rockingham Co., Va., June 15, 1858; died in Allen Co., O., Feb. 19, 1914; aged 55y. 8m. 4d. She was married to Andrew H. Berry, Oct. 1, 1876. To this union were born 10 children, of whom one preceded her to the spirit world. On Jan. 31, 1907, she was married to Joseph Brenneman of Elida, Ohio. At the age of 15, she accepted Christ as her Savior, united with the Mennonite Church, and lived a faithful Christian life to the time of her death. She leaves to mourn a husband, 3 sisters, 9 children, and 10 grandchildren. We believe that our loss is her gain. Funeral services were held at the Salem M.H. near Elida, O., conducted by N.O. Blosser, assisted by J.M. Shenk and P.E. Brunk.
REESER. - Sister Mary Ann, wife of Bro. Plank Reeser,
was born April 13, 1845; died Feb. 17, 1914; aged 68y. 10m. 4d.
She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for a number
of years. She had been afflicted for a number of years but was
always patient and resigned to God,s will. She was always at church
when health permitted, though weak in body but strong in spirit.
She was a kind and affectionate mother. She leaves to mourn her
departure her husband, 5 sons, 1 daughter, 8 grandchildren; also
1 brother, 1 sister and a number of friends. She will be missed
especially by the family and also in the Church. Services were
conducted at the house by Bros. John B. Senger and C.M. Brackbill,
and also at the Old Road Church. Text, Rev. 7:14-17. Interment
in the cemetery adjoining.
From a friend.
AUGSBURGER. - Dinah J. Amstutz was born in Wayne Co., Ohio. May 6, 1875; died of typhoid fever Feb. 18, 1914; aged 38y. 9m. 12d. On Nov. 14, 1896, she was married to Elias Augsburger of Putnam Co. On the day she died it was 15 years that she moved with her husband to Putnam Co., where she since lived, and was buried from the Ebenezer Church. Services were held by Pre. W.S. Gottschall. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church since youth. She leaves a bereaved husband and 8 children. The oldest daughter, Ella, age 15y., Elvina 14, Hiram and Helen (twins) 10, Martha 6, Alvin 3, William 2, and Lillian 8 months old. Her aged mother, 2 sisters, 1 brother and a host of relatives mourn her early departure. One son preceded her in death April 28, 1907. Her husband is also sick with typhoid fever, although he is on a fair way to recovery.
AMSTUTZ. - Sarah, wife of Aaron Amstutz, was born in Wayne Co., Ohio. She was a daughter of John Lehman (deceased) and was married to Aaron J. Amstutz Oct. 22, 1904; died Feb. 4, 1914; aged 34y. 1m. 8d. She had been in poor health all winter and her complaint was of a dropsical nature. She leaves to mourn her early departure the sorrowing husband, 1 son, and 3 daughters (the youngest only a few days old), mother, 5 brothers, and 4 sisters, which were all present at the funeral except one brother who lives in Washington. Funeral services were conducted by Bro. Jacob Nussbaum at the Swiss Mennonite Church of which she was a loyal member.
OBERHOLTZER. - Alta M., daughter of Bro. and Sister
Jacob Oberholtzer, was born Feb. 11, 1894; died Feb. 19, 1914,
at the home of her parents, Farmersville, Pa.; aged 20y. 8d. She
was taken ill Jan. 13, of typhoid fever and thus continued until
the messenger of death passed by. Alta was a member of the Mennonite
Church, (Groffdale congregation) and was very pious in all her
Christian life. We believe she followed the Lord fully. She was
always very friendly, had a smile for everybody and greeted everybody
kindly. A great loss is felt among her associates. She was taken
in the prime of life, but we believe what God hath done is well
done. She leaves father, mother 3 brothers, 1 sister, and many
friends to mourn her departure. Funeral Feb. 23, at the house
and at the Groffdale Mennonite Church, where Bros. Ben Weaver
and Ben Wenger conducted the services. Text, Jno. 14:2. Buried
in the adjoining cemetery.
"As she was placed beneath the sand,
We viewed her gloomy home,
For 'twas death, that was at hand,
Now she will rest there all alone."
SHANK. - Mary Shank (nee Schmidt) was born in Medina Co., Ohio, May 8, 1838; died in Putnam Co., Ohio, Feb. 12, 1914; aged 75y. 9m. 4d. She was united in marriage with Henry Shank, Jan. 1, 1865. This union was blessed with 1 son and 7 daughters. Three children and her husband preceded her to the spirit world. She lived in widowhood 18 years. She leaves 5 children, 22 grandchildren, and 2 brothers to mourn her departure. She united with the Mennonite Church in 1867, was faithful to her church until death, and was always present when health would permit. The last six years she spent with her daughter and son-in-law, Lewis Strite. She was in ordinary health for her age until the last two weeks, she suffered weakness of her heart. On the morning of the 12th. she had walked from her bed to her chair. After a short time she complained of being so tired and went back to bed and peacefully fell asleep to wake no more on earth. Funeral services by N.O. Blosser, and P.E. Brunk in the Blanchard Mennonite Church.
ZIEGLER. - Peter C. Ziegler was born near Smithville, Ohio, Aug. 9, 1837; died at his home near Pettisville, Ohio, Feb. 13, 1914; aged 76y. 6m. 4d. He was united in marriage to Catharine Stuckey Nov. 29, 1860; in the spring of 1866 they removed to Fulton Co., where they located on a farm near Pettisville. To this union were born 6 sons and 2 daughters, 27 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. His wife, 1 son, 2 daughters, 4 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren have preceded him to the great beyond. At an early age he united with the A.M. Church of which he was a faithful member to the end, and his seat at church was seldom vacant when it was possible for him to be there. Although he had been ailing for sometime he was confined to his bed for only a short time, and during all of his sickness bore his suffering patiently. His only desire was to leave this world when his Maker saw fit to take him. He leaves 5 sons, 23 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, 3 brothers, 2 sisters, and a host of friends to mourn their loss. Funeral at the Central A.M. Church, Feb. 16.
HARSHBARGER. - Pearl S. Harshbarger (nee Shelley), wife of Bro. Abram Harshbarger, was born July 18, 1878, near East Salem, Pa.; died Feb. 12, 1914; aged 35y. 6m. 25d. Her health began to fail in Dec. and became more serious till it was decided to have an operation from which she never recovered. She united with the Mennonite Church at the age of 16. Dec. 14, 1899, she united in marriage with Abram Harshbarger of Mifflin Co., Pa., to which place they moved near Mattawana, where they lived at the time of her death. She leaves to mourn her departure husband, 3 children, a mother, 3 brothers, and 2 sisters. Her father, 1 sister and 4 children preceded her to the spirit world. Pearl was kind and open-hearted, had a smile and a kind word for everybody, was a worker in the A.M. Church, was much devoted to her home duties and the spiritual welfare of her family, and was practically the life of her home. Funeral services conducted by John E. Kauffman, from I Cor. 15:51-58. Text selected by the family. Interment in the Mattawana Cemetery. "Gone but not forgotten."
EBY. - Sister Mary H. Eby (Martin) was born in Washington Co., Md., Jan. 25, 1842; died Feb. 18, 1914; aged 72y. 24d. She was united in holy matrimony to Bro. Isaac W. Eby Dec. 27, 1866. To this union were born 5 children, 3 of whom preceded her to the spirit world. She leaves to mourn her departure a beloved husband, 2 sons (Jacob M. of Fentress, Va., and Amos F. Of Denbigh, Va.), 13 grandchildren, 2 sisters, and 6 brothers. Four brothers were permitted to attend the funeral, which was held on Sunday, Feb. 22. Services were held by Bro. A.D. Wenger. She was a consistent member of the Mennonite Church for 48 years. She was a devoted wife, a kind and affectionate mother and grandmother. She died of an abscess of the stomach and was sick one week. She suffered great pain at times, but bore it with patience, and the bright assurance of meeting her Lord in peace. She was conscious to the last minute. As long as she could whisper her prayer was, "Lord Jesus, take me home." She selected for her text, Phil. 1:23: "Having a desire to depart and to be with Christ, which is far better." The community will miss "Grandmother," as she was known to all and had a smile for every one she met. She was buried in the Mount Pleasant Mennonite graveyard.
AUGSBURGER. - Anna, wife of Moses Augsburger, daughter
of Peter C. and Fanny Steiner, was born April 15, 1874, near Linn
Grove, Ind.; died at the same place Feb. 15, 1914; aged 39y. 10m.
She was united in marriage to Moses Augsburger April 15, 1890;
to this union were born 2 sons, Menno and Willis. Her father,
2 brothers, 3 sisters preceded her in death. She leaves her husband,
2 sons, an aged mother, 3 brothers, 3 sisters, besides many relatives
and friends; but they need not mourn without hope. She with her
husband publicly confessed Christ a few years ago, sealed their
covenant by water baptism, and lived a consistent life with her
profession. Her disease was consumption. Though her sufferings
at times were severe she endured it patiently and expressed a
desire to depart and be with Christ, which is far better. She
was very much concerned about her sons and kindly admonished them
until they promised her that they would live for Christ and meet
her in heaven, over which she greatly rejoiced. She was a kind
and affectionate wife and mother and will be sadly missed in the
home, in the Church and in the community. She was a faithful member
in the Mennonite Church, was fully resigned to God,s will and
died in the triumph of a living faith in her Redeemer. May all
prepare to meet her in heaven. Funeral services were conducted
in the Defenseless Mennonite M.H. by Moses Brenneman in English
from John 14:1-3 and C.N. Stuckey and S. Klopfenstein in German.
Buried in the Steiner Cemetery near the old home where she was
born, lived and died.
"Mother, thou art sweetly resting,
Here thy toil and cares are o,er;
Pain and sickness, death and sorrow,
Never can distress thee more."
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SHELLY. - Daniel B. Shelly was born Sept. 28, 1835, in Juanita Co., Pa.; died Feb. 20, 1914, near Hubbard, Oreg.; aged 78y. 4m. 23d. Funeral was held at the Hopewell Mennonite Church. He was a member of the Mennonite Church from his youth. He leaves 1 son, 2 daughters, 7 grandchildren.
LOVE. - Eleanor Love was born Sept. 22, 1847; died Feb. 15, 1914; aged 66y. 4m. 23d. Sister Love united with the Mennonite Church a number of years ago. She leaves to mourn her departure a husband, 4 sons, 4 daughters, 10 grandchildren, and a host of friends. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday forenoon at Midway Church near Columbiana, Ohio, by E.M. Detweiler and Allen Rickert. Text, Gen. 50:24.
GINGERICH. - Katie Minerva, daughter of E.J. and Fannie (Miller) Gingerich died at home of her parents near Kalona, Iowa, Feb. 15, 1914; aged 1y. 6m. 2d. Funeral services were held Feb. 18, by G.A. Yoder and P.P. Swartzendruber at the Lower Deer Creek Church. An unusually large concourse of friends attending the services, attesting their deep sympathy for the bereaved parents in the loss of their only child. The grandparents, Mr. And Mrs. P.D. Miller of Goshen, Ind., were present at this sad time. We feel assured that the loved one is sweetly resting in the arms of Jesus.
MOYER. - Alverda F., daughter of Bro. Milton and Sister Lizzie Moyer, was born in Franconia Twp., Montgomery Co., Pa., April 17, 1910; died Feb. 18, 1914; aged 3y. 10m. 1d. She leaves parents, 1 brother and 2 sisters to mourn her early departure. Several days before she died she said she would like to go to Jesus. We believe she is now resting in His bosom. Funeral services Feb. 21 at the home and at the Franconia Mennonite Church by the brethren Abram Clemmer, Abram Derstine, and Elmer Moyer. Text, Luke 18:16. "Go little pilgrim to thy home, On yonder blissful shore; We miss thee here, but soon we,ll come Where thou hast gone before."
PFISTER. - Mary Pfister (nee Gerber) wife of Alvin Pfister, was born May 19, 1878; died Feb. 18, 1914, from hemmorrage (NOTE: spelled this way) due to fibroid tumor. Now comes the saddest part of the story. About 10 or 11 hours after her death her husband committed suicide with the shotgun. He was born Nov. 20, 1880; aged 33y. 2m. 28d. She was aged 34y. 8m. 29d. They united in marriage July 28, 1904. To this union were born 7 children. Six preceded them in infancy. He was a member of the Reformed Church near Trail, Ohio, and she of the Walnut Creek Amish Mennonite Church. They were buried Feb. 21 in the Walnut Creek Cemetery. This was a large funeral. Services by J.F. Reimer and S.H. Miller. Text, Gen. 3:15-19.
COCKLEY. - Bro. Henry Cockley died at his home in Huntsdale, Cumberland Co., Pa., Feb. 23, 1914; aged 86y. 1m. 22d. He was a son of Samuel and Susan Cockley of Lancaster Co., and with them moved to Cumberland Co. in the year 1845. He was married to Magdalena Bomberger in 1849, and they united with the Mennonite Church. She died July 3, 1873. To this union were born 10 children of whom 6 preceded him to the spirit world. He was married the second time to Mrs. Sarah Mellinger, Dec. 21, 1876; who died Dec. 24, 1908. He is survived by 2 sons, 2 daughters, 8 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild. Funeral was held Feb. 26, 1914. Services at the Huntsdale Brethren Church by Bro. J.B. Senger of Lancaster Co, Pa., assisted by ___Stouffer of the Brethren Church. Interment in the adjoining cemetery. Text, Heb. 9:27.
MOWAT. - Albert E., son of George and Elizabeth Mowat was born in St. Joseph Co., Ind., June 1, 1894; died Feb. 18, 1914; aged 19y. 8m. 17d. He leaves to mourn his departure father, mother, 2 sisters, 5 brothers and many relatives and friends. He left home about a year ago for the west. At the time he took sick he was in North Dakota. When he became serious his father received a telegram and before he got ready to go out he received another telegram that he was dead. His remains were brought home, arriving in Wakarusa Feb. 22, then taken to his parents in St. Joseph Co., Ind. Funeral was held the next day at the North Union Church where many people gathered. Services were conducted by David Hygema and Henry Weldy. Text, Jas. 4:14. This is the fourth child these parents have followed to the grave. May God abundantly bless them and lead them to Christ, is the prayer of God,s people.
MOWRER. - Alpheus L. Mowrer was born Oct. 9, 1867; died at his home in East Hempfield Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., Feb. 19, 1914; aged 46y. 4m. 10d. He died after a short sickness of about 5 days with pneumonia. He is survived by his wife, 1 son, 4 daughters, his aged mother, 2 brothers, and 1 sister. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church. He will be missed very much in his home, in the community, in the Sunday school and church, where he always had a desire to be present. He has given a good evidence of meeting a happy end by his testimonies, being resigned to the Lord,s will. Funeral Feb. 22, at Landisville Mennonite Church, where a large concourse of relatives, neighbors, and friends met to pay the last respect of love. Services were conducted by Bros. Hiram Kauffman (Phil. 1:21 - "For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.") followed by Bros. Isaac Brubaker and Peter Nissley.
TEETER. - On Feb. 16, at Hendricks, W. Va., it was found by the parents, Clarence Teeter and wife, that a room in the upper story of their house in which their little son, Voil, was quietly playing alone, was completely on fire, and it was impossible to rescue the boy from the flames or save the house from ashes. The remains of the child were brought for interment to the cemetery near Job, where the funeral services were conducted by Bro. Robert L. Smith, from Luke 18: 15,16. Thus the little one made his departure to be with Jesus, at the age of 3y. 5m. 3d. Also at the same time memorial services were held in behalf of two little twin babies, who had been called hence some time previous. May these little jewels gone before be the means of endearing heaven to these parents, but much more may they be drawn closer to Jesus, who is "the way, the truth, and the life," a source of real comfort to all who sorrow in hope. Henry B. Keener
CRESSMAN. - At the home of her son near New Hamburg, Ont., Annie (Martin) Cressman, widow of the late Bishop Amos Cressman. She was born on March 12, 1836; died Feb. 8, 1914; aged 77y. 10m. 27d. She leaves to mourn her departure 8 children, 31 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. She had been ill only a few days, but nothing serious. She was taking her dinner and when found by her daughter-in-law life was extinct. Her desire had been that she might go home and her request had been granted. She united with the Mennonite Church in her youth and lived an exemplary Christian life to the end. Funeral Feb. 11 from her son,s residence to Geiger,s Church for services. Buried in adjoining cemetery. Services by Bro. Moses H. Shantz and at the church by Bro. Jonas Snider in German (Text, Heb. 11:13,14) and Bro. Manasseh Hallman in English (Text, Acts 20:24). A large concourse of people had gathered to pay the last tribute of respect to the departed one.
DETWEILER. - James G. Detweiler was born near Yerkes, Pa., Aug. 31, 1843; died at the same place Feb. 22, 1914; aged 70y. 5m. 22d. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for many years and was nearly always at his place when we had services. Although sometimes there were only a few of us present, yet Bro. Detweiler was there taking an active part in the Sunday school. He was with us in services on Sunday, Feb. 15, and little did we think when he gave out the Hymn No. 150, "The Unclouded Day," that thew time of his departure was so near at hand. Although he had reached the allotted age of three score and ten years, his death was a surprise to his many relatives and friends. He had never been sick in his life, and died suddenly of heart failure on Sunday afternoon, Feb. 22. He was a faithful member of the Church, a kind, loving husband and father and a friendly neighbor. He leaves to mourn his departure wife, 4 sons, 5 daughters and 3 brothers and 5 sisters. Funeral was held on Thursday, Feb. 26, at the house by Bros. Pennypacker and Bean and at the church by Bros. J.H. Mack, C. Allebach, and Irvin Landes.
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LANTZ. - Dorothy Mae, infant daughter of Bro. Harve and Sister Rosa Lantz, was born Mar. 4, 1914, and died Mar. 6. Funeral services were conducted at the home Sunday afternoon by Bro. Menno Esch. Interment in Fairview, Mich., Cemetery.
SITLER. - Joseph M. Sitler was born April 21, 1845; died Feb. 19, 1914; aged 68y. 9m. 29d. Funeral was held at the Leetonia (Ohio) Mennonite Church Feb. 21, by A.J. Steiner and A.W. Brilhart. Interment in the Leetonia Cemetery.
GOOD. - Floyd, infant son of Bro. and Sister Silas Good, of near High River, Alta., was born Jan. 24, 1914; died Feb. 11, 1914; aged 18 days. Funeral services on Feb. 12 by I. Miller and N.B. Stauffer.
BENDER. - Mildred Edna, daughter of Bro. Christian J. and Sister Cora Bender, was born Dec. 29, 1910; died Mar.7, 1914; aged 3y. 2m. 9d. Funeral services in the Spring, Pa., Mennonite Church, conducted by N.E. Miller, assisted by G.D. Miller and Ed Miller.
BERKEY. - Roy Melvin, son of Floyd and Emma Berkey, was born Feb. 7, 1913, near Herbert, Sask., and departed this life Feb. 10, 1914, at the home of his grand-parents near Wakarusa, Ind. He leaves to mourn his early departure, father, mother, 2 sisters, and many relatives. One brother preceded him to the spirit world. Funeral held at Olive Church conducted by Brethren Jonas Loucks and David A. Yoder.
BRUNK. - Bro. Joseph H. Brunk died of pneumonia at the home of his father-in-law, Bro. Samuel Brunk, near Harrisonburg, Va., Feb. 5, 1914; aged 62y. 11m. 14d. He was a son of the late Preacher Christian Brunk. He was paralyzed over six months ago and in his weakened condition soon gave way to his last illness. He had been a member of the Mennonite Church a good many years. He leaves his second wife (whom he married last summer) and one daughter. Funeral services were held on the 8th. at the Lindale Church by the Bishops, L.J. Heatwole and Lewis Shank, and __Williams, from Job 22:29, after which he was laid to rest in the cemetery nearby.
WEAVER. - Sister Rebecca, wife of Bro. A.D. Weaver, died of pneumonia at their home near Dale Enterprise, Va., Feb. 13; aged 61y. 1m. 10d. She had been an epileptic for some years from which she suffered much, but her last illness was of short duration, less than a week. She had been a faithful and consistent member of the Mennonite Church for forty-one years. She leaves besides her husband 5 sons and 2 daughters. She was the first of the family to be called away. Funeral services were held at Weaver,s Church on the 16th., conducted by Bros. Lewis Shank, J.S. Martin, and J.A. Heatwole, from Jno. 14:2,3 (a favorite text of the deceased), after which her body was interred in the cemetery nearby.
McCANN. - Sister Annie Provance McCann was born July 6, 1836; died Mar. 3, 1914; aged 77y. 7m. 27d. She cast her lot with the Mennonite Church, having united about 40 years ago. During the last years of her life she was totally blind, which made it impossible for her to attend services or get around much. Her death was caused by a fall which affected her chest. Finally an abscess formed, for which medical science could do nothing. She leaves her husband, John, sons and daughters, and a host of relatives and friends to mourn her departure. Services at the home by Bro. E.D. Hess from I Cor. 15:25,26. Interment in Monongahela Hill Cemetery in Greene County, Pa.
HARTZLER. - Levi W., son of Menno and Mary Hartzler,
was born Sept. 15, 1871, near Belleville, Pa.; died Jan. 23, 1914,
at his home in Goshen, Ind.; aged 42y. 4m. 9d. On Dec. 24, 1896,
he was united in marriage to Rhoda M. Hostetler of near Allensville,
Pa. He leaves to mourn his parents, 3 brothers, 4 sisters, his
beloved wife, whose bereavement no one can realize except those
who have had like experiences. Brother Levi took ill a number
of months ago. An operation was performed at the Goshen hospital,
for obstruction of the gall duct, after which he returned to his
home, seemingly convalescent. Later he suffered a relapse from
which he never recovered. He was a member of the Mennonite Church.
Short services were held at his home at Goshen, conducted by Bro.
P.E. Whitmer, after which the remains were brought to Belleville,
Pa., for interment. Services were held at the Belleville A.M.
Chucrh, conducted by Jonas D. Yoder and Eli Kanagy, using for
their text Job 14:14 and Num. 23:10.
" Tis hard to break the tender cord
When love has bound the heart.
Tis hard, so hard, to speak the words:
We must forever part."
HARTZLER. - Menno S. Hartzler was born near Belleville,
Pa., Mar. 23, 1838; died of hardening of the arteries, Mar. 4,
1914; aged 75y. 11m. 9d. He was united in marriage with Mary King
Feb. 2, 1860. To this union were born 11 children, 3 having died
in infancy. Levi W. Died just 5 weeks before his father. He leaves
to mourn their loss his wife, 3 sons, 4 daughters, 1 sister, 2
brothers and 20 grandchildren. He was a member of the A.M.Church.
Funeral services were held at Allensville A.M. Church with interment
in cemetery nearby. Services were conducted by John Mast in German
and Eli Kanagy in English. "Father, thou art sweetly resting,
Here thy toil and cares are o'er,
Pain and sickness, death and sorrow,
Never can distress thee more."
EIGSTI. - Jacob Eigsti was born Aug. 15, 1833, in Bavaria, Germany; passed away at the home of his son, John, near Middlebury, Ind., Mar. 5, 1914;aged 80y. 6m. 20d. At the age of 19 he came to this country. Oct. 29, 1863, he was married to Fannie Albrecht of Bureau Co., Ill. To this union there were born 3 children. The daughter who was married to John Gingerich died in 1908, Two sons, William of Bureau Co., Ill., and John of Middlebury, Ind., are still living. His wife preceded him to the eternal world 11 years ago. He is also survived by 1 sister, and 1 brother; also 16 (NOTE: may be 10) grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. Bro. Eigsti accepted his Savior in his youth and united with the Mennonite Church of which he remained a faithful member until the end. Services at the home of his son near Middlebury, Ind., by the brethren, A.J. Hostetler and D.D. Miller, from II Cor. 5:1, after which the body was shipped to his former home near Tiskilwa, Ill., where services were conducted at the Willow Springs A.M. Church by Jacob Ringenberg and C.A. Hartzler from Phil. 4:5, last clause.
MARTIN. - Emma May Davidhizar was born in Union Twp., Elkhart Co., Ind., Nov. 16, 1880. After a brief illness of six day,s duration, caused by peritonitis, she departed this life Feb. 27, 1914, on the old home place 1-2 mile west of Wakarusa, Ind. To this place she moved twenty-eight years ago with her parents, Jacob and Lydia Davidhizar. She confessed her Savior in her youth and united with the Mennonite Church, which faith she still held at death. She was united in marriage with Henry W. Martin Dec. 3, 1899. To this union were born 2 sons and 2 daughters; Ellis, Nellie, Ella, and baby Raymond, aged 7 weeks. She was preceded to the spirit world by her mother and 2 brothers. She leaves to mourn her early departure her father, 5 brothers, an aged grandmother, and many other relatives and friends. We are comforted with the hope that she is at rest, asleep in Jesus; and that an all wise Providence, who provides the lily,s bloom and notes the sparrow,s fall, will also bless and soothe the aching hearts caused by this vacancy. Her age was 33y. 3m. 11d. Funeral services at Olive Church conducted by Brethren Henry Weldy and D.A. Yoder. Text, John 11:25,26.
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SHOVER. - Bro. Eli Shover died Feb. 13, 1914; aged 79y. 5m. 5d. Bro. Shover was a bright example in Sunday school and church work, always on time at Sunday school with a well prepared lesson and took a great interest in church services. Interment at Diller Church, Cumberland Co., Pa.
HOSTETLER. - John Hostetler was born Aug. 14, 1834; died Mar. 11, 1914; aged 79y. 8m. 27d. He was married to Sarah Stutzman, Dec. 25, 1857. To this union were born 3 sons and 7 daughters, 22 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. Three daughters, and 7 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild preceded him to the spirit world. He was a faithful member of the A.M. Church and died in the blessed hope of his Redeemer.
MOX. - Orville Albert, son of Albert and Verda Mox,
was born in Allen Co., O., Mar. 1, 1914; died at the home of his
grandparents Mar. 6, 1914; aged 6d. His life was short and full
of suffering. It budded on earth to bloom in heaven. We believe
he fulfilled his mission on earth. Funeral services were held
at the home on Mar. 7, by G.H. Brunk. Interment in the Salem Cemetery.
"Go, little pilgrim, to thy home,
On yonder blissful shore,
We miss thee here, but soon will come,
Where thou hast gone before."
Father and Mother
WHITAKER. - Fannie Rich Whitaker was born Aug. 13, 1840, at Bringheim, France; died at her home near Beaver Crossing, Nebr., Mar. 14, 1914; aged 73y. 7m. 1d. In 1871 she with her mother came to America and located near Wauseon, O. On Jan. 11, 1873, she was married to Joseph Whitaker. To this union were born 5 children. She leaves to mourn her departure a loving husband, 3 sons (two of whom were unable to attend the funeral), 2 daughters, 17 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, and 1 brother. At the age of 13 she joined the Amish Mennonite Church, of which she has been a faithful and devoted member until the end. She was a kind and devoted wife and a loving mother. May we all strive to so live that we may be privileged to go where we believe her spirit has gone through the merits of Jesus, atoning blood. Funeral services were conducted by Bros. Joe Rediger, Jake Stauffer, and Wm. Schlegel. Texts, Jas. 4:14; Heb. 9:27,28; Jno. 11:25,26. She was laid to rest in the West Fairview Cemetery, Beaver Crossing, Nebr.
HILTY. - David Hilty was born in Pandora, Ohio, Jan. 30, 1845; died at his home near Nampa, Idaho, Mar. 7, 1914; aged 69y. 1m. 7d. On the 26th. day of April, 1866, he was married to Elizabeth Thut, to which union were born 12 children, 4 having preceded him to the great beyond. He is survived by his wife, 3 sons, 5 daughters, 29 grandchildren; also brothers and sisters. He united with the Mennonite Church at the age of 20, was ordained to the ministry in 1894, and to the office of bishop in 1904. In 1902 he with his family moved from West Liberty, Ohio, to Nampa, Ida., where he faithfully labored with the Church until has sudden call home. (A part of the first two years were spent at Albany, Oreg.) Bro. Hilty,s death was due to apoplexy and came very unexpectedly at an hour when we thought not. He attended all of the meetings held by Bro. Shetler and especially rejoiced because of those who were willing to come out and take a definite stand for their Lord. Friday being the last day of Bro. Shetler,s stay with us, Bro. Hilty and wife came to the Mission in the afternoon and visited with him till nearly train time. On Saturday morning he went about his work as usual. About 11 A.M. he went to a sick neighbor near by to help with some chores. Then he came home, sat down to the dinner table with the Herald which the mail had just brought and while eating and reading, dropped over without a moment,s warning. While we miss him very much on every hand, yet we do not mourn as those who have no hope; for we believe he was ready and is now rejoicing in the promise Paul looked forward to when he realized death was near. II Tim. 4:8. Funeral services were conducted by Bro. S.G. Shetler at the Nampa Mission (from the text, "O death" - I Cor. 15:55), where a large body of people had met to pay the last tribute of respect and love to the departed one.
Transcribed by Margaret Day Grant (Peggy), California