Gospel Herald Obituaries - June, 1915

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Gospel Herald - Volume VIII, Number 10 - June 3, 1915 - page 159, 160

Hess. - Sister Martha Hess (nee Wissler) of Ephrata, Pa., widow of Bro. Samuel R. Hess, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. D. L. Burkholder at Witmer, Pa., on May 7, 1915; aged 82 y. 10 m. 14 d. Bro. Hess died 9 years ago. They were the parents of 12 children 6 of whom survive; as well as a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and 1 sister. Sister Hess had been visiting her daughter, Sister Burkholder, and while there she died. Funeral services on May 11 from her home in Ephrata, with further services in Ephrata M. H. and interment at Hammer Creek Cemetery. Bros. Benjamin Weaver and Benjamin Wenger preached. Text, Heb. 4:9.

Slagell. - Alvin, son of Joe and Emma Slagell, was born May 14, 1915; died May 17, 1915; aged 3 days. He leaves to mourn his early departure father, mother, and a number of friends. Funeral services were conducted at the Pleasant View Church near Hydro, Okla.
"Go thy the rest fair child,
Go to thy dreamless bed;
While yet so gentle undefiled,
With blessings on thy head."

Reiff. - Sister Mattie Reiff of Maugansville, Md., died at the home of her sister, Anna Arndt, April 26, 1915; aged 39 y. 5 m. She was a member of Reiff's congregation and was afflicted for 15 years, the most of that time not able to help herself. She was always cheerful, patient, and willing to submit to her lot. Every one, especially the school children, were greeted by a hand wave and smile when passing the house. A smile (she said) means a great deal to her as it brightens the way. She often expressed a desire to depart, which is far better. She leaves to mourn her departure her aged and afflicted mother, 1 sister, and 5 brothers.
Funeral on the 29th at Reiff's Church. Services by Henry Baer, Daniel Strite and Denton Martin.

Reiff. - Mary Horst was born in Washington Co., Md., in 1844; died at Newton, Kans., May 16, 1915; aged 71 y. 16 d. In 1863 she was married to David H. Reiff of Farmersville, Pa., who preceded her to the eternal world eight years. She leaves to mourn their loss 3 brothers, 3 sisters, 7 children, 25 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, besides many other relatives and friends. Her last days were victorious days, as she longed to see Jesus face to face. Some of her words were: " I will never, never leave thee or forsake thee." How bright the dying hour is when we have hope in the resurrection of Jesus.
"Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints."
"For this is our God for ever and ever. He will be our guide even unto death."

Stauffer. - Mary H. (Kreider) Stauffer, Lancaster, Pa., widow of the late Henry R. Stauffer, was born Aug. 5, 1850; died April 30, 1915; aged 64 y. 8 m. 25 d. Her husband preceded her to the spirit world 28 years ago. She is survived by 3 children, Lizzie K., Amos K., and Mrs. Enos Lefever, 3 grandchildren, 1 brother, and 1 sister, to mourn the loss of her departure, but to depart and be with Christ is far better.
Sister Stauffer was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for many years. She was a kind and loving mother and grandmother. She had a smile for everyone who knew her; will be greatly missed in the church, the home, and the community in which she lived, yet our loss is her eternal gain.
Funeral services were conducted at the home of her son, Amos K. Stauffer, by Bro. D. H. Mosemann, May 4, and at Mellinger's Church by Bros. Sanford Landis and D. H. Mosemann. Text, Luke 10:42. Remains were laid to rest in the Stumptown Cemetery.
We miss thee mother dear,
From your old familiar place,
We do not hear your footsteps
Nor see your smiling face.

Heckman. - Sister Annie Heckman died from the infirmities of old age at her home near Brant's Church, Franklin Co., Pa., May 18, 1915; aged 70 y. 10 m. She transferred her membership from the Lutheran Church to the Mennonite Church about three years ago and lived a very consistent Christian life until her death. She was a kind and loving mother in the home and also in the neighborhood in which she lived. She leaves to mourn her departure 6 sons and 3 daughters, 26 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild. Funeral May 21. Services at Brant's Church, conducted by W. W. Hege from the text, Rev. 22:14. Interment in the cemetery at Saint Thomas.
"Dearest mother thou hast left us
And thy loss we deeply feel,
But 'tis God that has bereft us
He can all our sorrows heal."

Mishler. - Mary Rheinheimer Mishler, daughter of John and Anna Rheinheimer, was born in La Grange Co., Ind., Aug. 14, 1866, and died there at her home May 20, 1915; aged 48 y. 8 m. 6 d.
She united with the Mennonite Church at the Forks in her youth and has continued a faithful member until summoned to the other world.
As a young woman she kept the house for her father in his widowhood and cared for him until his death in 1906.
In Nov., 1906, she was married to John M. Mishler, with whom she lived in peace until her death. To them one son was born, dying in infancy.
For several years her health had been failing and recently she had successive strokes of paralysis which caused her death. Though she expressed a desire to get well, yet she was not worried in mind at the thought of death and said that she willingly committed herself into the hands of the Lord.
Mary had lived nearly all her years in one community and had won the respect of friends and neighbors.
Besides her sorrowing husband and his 9 children, 2 brothers, Jacob Rheinheimer and Christian Rheinheimer, and 1 sister, Carrie Hostetler, remain to mourn her departure.
Funeral services were held at the Forks Church, conducted by D. J. Johns and S. E. Weaver. A large concourse of people assembled to pay the last tribute of respect to the beloved sister.

Swartzendruber. - David J. Swartzendruber was born in Iowa C., Ia., April 24, 1859; died at his home in Kalona, Ia., May 4, 1915; aged 56 y. 10 d. He grew to manhood in the home of his birth and has lived his entire life in Iowa and Washington Counties. He was married to Mary Miller Dec. 2, 1880, and to them have been born 3 sons and 1 daughter. They are Mrs. Joe C. Brenneman, Joseph R., Harvey A., and Frank, all of whom live in this community, Joseph R. and Frank at home with their parents. These with their mother survive to mourn the loss of husband and father. Besides his immediate family, he is survived by 6 brothers and 5 sisters: Abe of Tuleta, Tex., Chris, Eli, Joe, and John of Iowa County, and William Harvey of near Kalona. The sisters are: Mrs. J. K. Yoder, Mrs. Dan J. Miller, and Mrs. John Y. Yoder of Iowa County, Mrs. J. A. Boller of Kalona, and Mrs. W. R. Eicher of Wayland.
After his marriage in 1880, he and his wife lived on a farm in Iowa County, until in 1885 they moved to their farm home near Kalona, in Washington County. Here they lived until in 1908 they moved to Kalona, and two years later to their present home.
The deceased united with the Amish Mennonite Church when a young man and has always taken a deep interest in the work of churches everywhere. He was a true friend and a good neighbor, generous and big hearted, always ready and willing to do his part and more for the good of the community, a man who will be greatly missed and sincerely mourned.
Funeral services held at the Kalona M. E. Church conducted by S. C. Yoder. Text, II Kings 20:1. Remains interred in Sharon Hill Cemetery near Kalona.

Transcribed by: Mary Teeter, Michigan

Gospel Herald - Volume VIII, Number 11 - June 10, 1915 - page 190, 191

Alwine. - Levi Alwine was born in Somerset Co., Pa., and died of a complication of diseases in Ferndale, Cambria Co., Pa., Feb. 10, 1915; aged 36 y. He is survived by his widow, 3 children, 2 brothers, and 2 sisters. Funeral services were conducted by D. L. Yoder. Buried in Grand View Cemetery.

Auker. - Esther (Arbogast) Auker was born near Aline, Snyder Co., Pa., in January, 1854. She died at the age of 61 y. 4 m. 9 d. In 1877 she was married to Jacob L. Auker of Mt. Pleasant Mills, Pa. She is survived by her husband, 5 sons, and 5 daughters; also 29 grandchildren, 1 son having preceded her to the spirit world. The children who survive her are: Mrs. Sharon Pollock, John, Thomas, Mrs. Miles Graybill, Mrs. I. N. Knarr, Charles, Harvey, Mrs. U. S. Williams, Mrs. Charles Chubb, and Albert. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for 35 years. We have assurance that she has gone to a better land. Funeral, May 25, at the Arbogast Church, conducted by Elmer Graybill of Richfield, Pa. Text, Rev. 14:12,13.

Yoder. - Sister Ada Martin Yoder was born Mar. 10, 1888; died May 17, 1915; aged 27 y. 2 m. 7 d. She was the second oldest child of Bro. and Sister Jacob Martin of North Lima, Ohio. She was married to Bro. Alvin Yoder Mar. 21, 1914. She had poor health for some time, but her death is a surprise and a shock to the whole community. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church, also a Sunday school teacher. Their married life was a short but happy one. Her cheerful and kind disposition made her many friends who extend their prayers and sympathies to Bro. Yoder and all the bereft. She was buried May 19 at the Midway Cemetery. Bro. A. J. Steiner preaching from Job 34:32, assisted by Bro. E. M. Detweiler.

Herr. - Sister Anna Shenk Herr, wife of Martin B. Herr, died at their home near New Danville, Pa., of heart failure on May 22, 1915; aged 76 y. 3 m. 2 d. She had long been a faithful member of the Mennonite Church, as well as an affectionate wife and mother. The husband and children will miss her, but they feel to say, "The Lord gave and the Lord hath taken away, blessed be the name of the Lord."
She expressed a willingness to depart this life, as she had put her trust in the Lord and was conscious, until the last. Funeral services were held at the New Danville Mennonite Church at which service Bro. Henry Haverstick preached from Rev. 14:13.
"Dearest mother, thou hast left us,
Here thy loss we deeply feel;
But 'tis God that hath bereft us,
He can all our sorrows heal."

Lilly. - Sister Florence Lilly, died of cancer near Hinton, Va., May 23, 1915; aged 37 y. 1 m. 19 d. She had for some years been a sufferer from epilepsy. Last fall she underwent an operation for the removal of a cancer, from which for awhile she seemed benefited but it again returned in a very malignant form. She bore her affliction patiently and without murmuring. She united with the Mennonite Church over a year ago. She has not been able to attend church services since, but we believe she did what she could in her home. For some time she fully realized that her stay on earth would be short, and expressed herself resigned to the Master,s will, ready and even anxious to depart. She leaves her husband and two small daughters. Funeral services were held by J. S. Martin and H. B. Keener on the 25th at Mt. Clinton Church, after which her body was laid to rest in the cemetery nearby. Text Jno. 11:25.

Graber. - Christian, son of Peter and Anna Graber, deceased, was born near Freesburg, Ohio, Mar. 9, 1840. At the age of 13 years he moved with his parents to near Maysville, Ind., where he grew to manhood. When yet a young man he accepted Christ as his personal Savior, and united with the A. M. Church, of which he remained a faithful member until death.
On May 14, 1863, he was married to Catharine Stuckey. To this union were born 10 children. At the time of his marriage he became a resident of Williams Co., Ohio, moving on a farm one mile north of Stryker where he lived until his death which came May 28, 1915, at the age of 75 y. 2 m. 19 d. He leaves 7 children, 34 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, 3 brothers, 3 sisters, and many friends to mourn their loss. His wife, 3 children and 3 grandchildren have preceded him in death.
Funeral, June 1. Sermon by D. J. Wyse and the writer. Text, Jno. 19:30, "It is finished."
E. L. Frey

Witmer. - Annie Lizzie E. Kraybill was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Aug. 12, 1838; died April 24, 1915; aged 76 y. 8 m. 12 d. She was united in marriage to Jacob E. Witmer Nov. 22, 1860. To this union were born 1 son and 6 daughters (Mrs. Aaron Grove, Mrs. John Landis, Mrs. Harvey Hossler, Mrs. Harry Hossler, John Witmer, Lizzie and Susan.); also 21 grandchildren. She is survived by 3 brothers and 2 sisters. She united with the Mennonite Church 52 years ago. The cause of her death was la grippe and old age. She was sick eleven days. She was longing to go to rest, where there will be no more sorrow and pain. She was a kind wife, fond mother, and a friend to all. Funeral services were conducted at Kraybill,s Church by Bro. H. Longenecker in German and Bro. C. Brackbill in English. Text, Isa. 15:7. The remains were laid to rest in the Kraybill Cemetery.
"Mother, thou art sweetly resting,
Here thy toils and cares are oe,r;
Pain and sickness, death and sorrow,
Never can distress thee more."

Mast. - Daniel A., son of Adam and Sarah Mast, was born in Douglass Co., Ill., Sept. 10, 1874; died in Howard Co., Ind., April 15, 1915; aged 40 y. 8 m. 5 d. He united with the Mennonite Church of the Howard and Miami congregation in 1893. Some years later he fell away from the church, and has never since renewed his covenant with God and the church. During the last few months of his life he said to his companion several times that he felt that he ought to again renew his covenant with God and make peace with Him, but could not see his way clear.
He was united in marriage to Ellen King Feb. 6, 1909. To this union was born 1 son. He leaves to mourn his departure his wife, 1 son, 4 brothers, 2 sisters, and a host of relatives and friends. Sister Mast has the sympathy of all the neighbors and friends in her deep bereavement. This untimely death should move many unsaved ones make peace with their God.
Funeral was held at the Mennonite Church on the 18th, where a very large concourse of people had gathered together to pay their last tribute of respect to the Mast family. Services were conducted from Amos 4:12 by N. M. Slabaugh and J. S. Hoover.

Zimmer. - Jacob Zimmer died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. H. Birky, May 2, 1915, of infirmities of old age; aged 94 y. 3 m. 5 d. He was born in Bavaria, Germany, and when a young man came to this country, settling in Canada. Feb. 14, 1851, he was married to Kathryn Baechler, and to this union were born 11 children all of whom are dead but 2. Mrs. Zimmer passed away April 2, 1912. The 2 children surviving are Samuel Zimmer, and Catherina, wife of J. H. Birky. Besides these, 20 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren survive him.
He came to Cuming Co., Nebr., in 1901. He was a faithful, consistent Christian man, being a member of the Mennonite Church. Having joined this Church in his youth he lived a beautiful Christian life throughout the major portion of his earthly career. Throughout this long journey from his youth up he feared and obeyed his God and Master, living a most consistent life.
For the last six months he has been confined to his bed.
Short services were held at the house, conducted by Preacher Schantz, after which services were held at the Mennonite Church conducted by Bro. J. D. Birky, assisted by Bro. Peter Oswald. Text, II Cor. 5:1.

Cender. - Joseph Cender, was born in France, Oct. 18, 1855; died April 1, 1915; aged 59 y. 5 m. 14 d. He came to America with his parents in the year 1869. They lived in Woodford Co., Ill., till the year 1888, when they moved to Reno Co., Kan., Oct. 21, 1890, he was married to Mary Oyer, to which union two children were born. Bro. Cender,s health has been failing for about seven years, and was taking treatments at a sanitarium, where he also passed away. He leaves his wife, aged mother, a son, a daughter, a grandson, and many other relatives and friend to mourn their loss, but not as those who have no hope. He was saved and joined the Defenseless Mennonite Church, of which he was a faithful member for many years. Funeral services were conducted in the German language by Jacob Schmucker, and in English by D. M. Zimmerman. Text, Eccl. 8:8.
"We have lost our darling father,
He has bidden us all adieu;
He is going to live in heaven,
And his person is lost to view.
Oh, that dear one, how we loved him,
Oh how hard to give him up;
But an angel came down for him,
And removed him from our flock."

Reiff. - Sister Mattie Reiff was born near Cearfoss, Md., died at Maugansville, Md., April 13, 1915; aged 39 y. She had shaking palsy, and was an invalid for 15 years, her widowed mother feeding her with a spoon all this time; except the last two years, since which time her sister, Anna Arndt, took both mother and Mattie to her home. Sister Mattie was patient in her condition. She was cheerful, and a smile of welcome greeted all who came to see her. Not an Easter or Thanksgiving would pass by that Mattie would not be remembered. No matter how small the gift, she was always thankful and glad for what was given her. The writer was often made stronger in faith and patience when visiting her. She was fond of hearing singing. On Sunday, April 18, a few members and the writer shared communion with her and her mother for the last time. Her mother being sick at the same time, could not endure singing. She would have us read a few songs. She was filled with the Spirit and enjoyed devotional services by all visiting ministers. We trustfully believe that she is basking in the sunshine of heaven. Although it is hard to part with those who are near and dear to us, we believe our loss is her eternal gain. She leaves to mourn her departure her mother, 5 brothers, 1 sister, and many relatives and friends. She was a consistent member of the Mennonite Church for many years. Funeral services were held at Reiff's Church by Henry Baer, Daniel Strite, and Denton Martin. Text, Matt. 24:31-34.

G. S. K.

Transcribed by: Mary Teeter, Michigan

Gospel Herald - Volume VIII, Number 12 -June 17, 1915 - page 207

Hartzler. - Ary Yoder Hartzler was born in 1837 in Mifflin Co., Pa., died May 22, 1915. Age 77 y. 4 m. 22 d. She united with the Mennonite Church in her youth and remained faithful to the end. She was united in matrimony to Gideon Hartzler of Wayne Co., O., in 1884 who preceded her 4 years. Services at the Sycamore Grove church Case Co., Mo., by the home ministers. Scripture lesson Rev. 7. Texts, I Cor. 15:41-44 and Isa. 25:8. Interment in Clearfork cemetery.

Nolt. - Irene Elizabeth Nolt, daughter of Henry and Lizzie Nolt, died at their home near Vogansville, Pa., May 11, 1915, aged 1 y. 2 m. 22 d. Her death was caused by whooping cough. Funeral May 14 at Groffdale Mennonite Church, where services were conducted by Benjamin Weaver and Sanford B. Landis. She leaves father, mother, 3 sisters, and a brother. It is hard to part with one so lovely, but we will that God's will, not ours, be done. She was sent to earth to bloom like a rose, and now her duty is done. She faded on earth, and God took her back again, only to go on before and welcome us over when we have finished our work here.

Eigsti. - Amelia M. Eigsti (nee Berkey) was born June 16, 1876, near Ohio, Ill.; died of a light cancer of the glands, May 19, 1915; aged 38 y. 11 m. 3 d. At fourteen years of age she was converted and united with the Mennonite Church of which she remained a faithful member until death. On Feb. 19, 1902, she was united in matrimony to William J. Eigsti of Buda, Ill. To this union were born two boys (Walter and Howard) and one daughter (Kathryn). She leaves to mourn her early departure, husband, three children, parents, five brothers, one sister, besides many relatives and friends. She was buried in the Willow Springs Cemetery where funeral services were conducted by Bro. A. H. Leaman of Chicago. Text, II Tim. 4:7, 8.

Woodard. - Levi W. Woodard was born April 15, 1849 in New York and moved to Illinois when almost five years old. He was one of a family of eleven children. He was married in 1874 to Frances McCune who died about two years later. One child was born to this union and is still living.
He was again married in 1905 to Nora Hall of Brodford, Ill. To this union were born two sons (Wayne and Woodland) who with the widow survive him. He passed away June 1, 1915, at his home near Tiskilwa, Ill. He had in his younger years been a member of the Congregational Church, but some time before his death requested that he might be received into the Mennonite Church, which was done about 3 weeks before his death.
Funeral services were conducted at the Willow Springs Church by Bro. C. A. Hartzler, Text, Jno. 5:28.

Engel. - Elizabeth Nafziger Engel was born in Tazewell Co., Ill., Feb. 19, 1847; died June the 1, 1915; aged 68 y. 3 m. 13 d. She leaves husband, two sons, four daughters, two brothers, two sisters, thirteen grand children, and many friends and relatives to mourn their loss. Sister Engel was a faithful and consistent member of the Mennonite Church, until her death. Funeral services at the Union Mennonite Church, conducted by A. H. Leaman and A. L. Buzzard. Text II Tim. 4:7,8.
God was gracious to our home,
With long life He has satisfied.
And all enjoyed the Family Throne,
Until at last when mother died.
God is no less gracious still,
For thus dividing home below.
He knows what's best, and surely will
On those bereft sweet grace bestow.
Jesus, thou hath gone before,
A place up yonder to prepare,
Where we shall meet to part no more,
O! Hallelujah, Mother is there.
C. K.

Transcribed by: Mary Teeter, Michigan

Gospel Herald - Volume VIII, Number 13 - June 24, 1915 - page 223, 224

Hershey. - Emmanuel, infant son of Bro. Jacob and Emma Hershey, Ronks, Pa., died June 9, 1915, aged 2 days. He leaves his parents and 3 brothers to mourn their loss. Funeral June 10 at the house conducted by Bro. Jacob Mellinger. Interment in Paradise Cemetery.
"Another little lamb is gone,
To dwell with Him above,
Another little darling babe
Is sheltered in the grave."

Schweitzer. - John S. Schweitzer was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., Dec. 4, 1853; died at his home near Woodriver, Neb., May 22, 1915; aged 61 y. 5 m. 18 d. His death was due to rheumatism. He moved to Nebraska some 35 years ago, uniting in marriage with Mary Hershberger. To this union were born 4 sons and 3 daughters, who with their mother survive him. Funeral services May 24 at the Woodriver Church. Interment in cemetery adjoining. He was a faithful member of the Amish Mennonite Church. Peace to his ashes.

Cramer. - Sister Elsie, wife of Frank Cramer of Lampeter, Pa., was born July 23, 1892; died May 24, 1915; aged 22 y. 10 m. 1 d. She was a member of the Mennonite Church. She had been afflicted with a complication of diseases for a number of months. She endured her sufferings patiently and was ready to meet her Savior when he called her. She did not forget the dear ones she left here, but prayed to God to care for them and told us of the beautiful home above and the sweet music which she heard. She leaves to mourn her departure her husband and two little children, her father, mother, a brother, and 4 sisters. Funeral services were held at the home of Bro. Frank Herr and at the Brick Mennonite Church by Bro. Aaron Harnish. Text, Mark 12:11. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
"Death has visited our circle,
Robbed us of a mother so dear,
In the depth of our affliction,
Can we help but shed a tear?
And although no more we,ll see her,
In this vale of grief and gloom,
Yet we know, for Christ has said it,
We will meet her in yon bright home."

Peachey. - Rachel A., oldest daughter of Jonathan and Nancy Hartzler, was born in Elkhart Co., Ind., Feb. 24, 1856, died at her home in West Liberty, Ohio, May 13, 1915; aged 59 y. 2 m. 19 d.
Her early life was spent in the state which saw her birth, and here she was married to Levi J. Peachey, Feb. 9, 1888. Their married life was a contented and happy one until death came into it. One child was born to them, Elsie, now the wife of Charles Byler. An aged father survives; also a brother, 5 sisters, and 2 grand-children.
For many years she was a devoted member of the Amish Mennonite Church, her place in the sanctuary rarely being vacant. She was always patient, rarely being heard to complain of indisposition or the common annoyances of life. As she had opportunity she ministered to the sick and to the poor, one of her good works being to spend day after day in sewing for the children in the Orphan,s Home. For several days she had felt chilliness, and on May 8, she began suffering the first symptoms of pneumonia. She passed away, apparently unconscious of all that surrounded her.
Funeral services were conducted at South Union Church, near West Liberty, O., Sunday afternoon at 2:30, by A. I. Yoder and J. B. Hartzler, and a large number of people assembled to pay a last tribute of respect. Interment in the cemetery near the church.

Troyer. - Cornelius, son of Jeremith and Mary Troyer, was born in Holmes Co., Ohio, Oct. 31, 1851; died June 8, 1915; aged 63 y. 7 m. 7 d. At the age of one year he moved with his parents to Howard Co., Ind., where he spent his boyhood days. In 1874 he moved with his parents to La Grange Co., Ind. In Dec. 1874, he united in marriage with Fanny Schrock, who died June 24, 1877, leaving one child, now Mrs. Joni Miller. Jan. 19, 1880, he was married to Emma Farver, and moved on to the farm where he has since resided, and succeeded in clearing up a home for his bereaved family. To this union were born ten children, one daughter, Sarah, preceded him to the spirit world about 12 years ago. The children surviving him are, Mrs. Joni Miller, Mrs. Almon Hostetler, Jerry Troyer, Mrs. Ed. Miller, Mrs. Will Eash, and Fanny, Orla, Bessie, Milo, and Olive, who are left at home with the mother. He was the oldest of a family of 14 children. Four sisters and one brother preceded him, and five brothers and three sisters survive him, all of whom were present at the funeral except one brother and one sister. He also leaves 20 grand-children. He was a kind husband, a loving father, and a good neighbor, very much concerned about the spiritual welfare of his family and the community in general, and many were the good and wise counsels given which should be appreciated and put into practice by the children. The funeral was held on the 11th at the Shore Mennonite Meeting House, where one of the largest if not the largest, concourse of people met that ever met in this community upon a similar occasion. Bro. S. E. Weaver preached from Psa. 23:4, assisted by Y. C. Miller and H. S. Cripe.
"We have lost our darling father,
He has bidden us all adieu;
He is going to live in heaven,
And his person is lost to view.
Oh, that dear one, how we loved him,
Oh how hard to give him up;
But an angel came down for him,
And removed him from our flock."
A. S. C.

Transcribed by: Mary Teeter, Michigan

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