Gospel Herald Obituaries - May, 1915

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Gospel Herald - Volume VIII, Number 6 - May 6, 1915 - page 94, 95

Lauver. - Dorsey Burkhart Lauver was born April 24, 1914; died April 22, 1915; aged 11 m. 28 d. Dorsey leaves a sad and sorrowing father and 3 sisters to mourn his early departure. His mother passed into the great beyond not quite a year ago. Services at Churchtown by Bros. Reuben Cockley and W. F. Charlton, Texts, Job 10:20 and Psa. 90:12.

Zimmerman. - Mildred Anna, daughter of Amos and Dillie Zimmerman, was buried Mar. 11, 1915, at Slate Hill, Pa., aged 3 m. 12 d. Services were conducted by W. F. Charlton. Text, Job 1:21. "He loves to have the little ones In His arms so close and near And thus their glass so swiftly runs And they so little while are here."

Emswiler. - Sarah C. Emswiler was born Nov. 3, 1830; died Nov. 1, 1915; aged 83 y. 11 m. 28 d. Her death was due to old age. There are 12 children, 4 of whom preceded her years ago. Those remaining are John C., C. S., B. F., Mrs. Jennie B. Fultz, Mrs. Carry A. Berry, D. B., O. O., and E. W. She was a member of the Methodist Church. She was a good, Christian mother and led a quiet, peaceful life. Funeral at Turleytown Church. Interment in cemetery nearby.
"Dearest mother, thou hast left us,
Here we'll see your face no more;
But we will follow after,
Till we reach the heavenly shore."
By the children.

Snyder. - Bro. Christian Snyder of near Bossler's Church, Lancaster Co., Pa., died April 15, 1915. He was in his 64th year. He died from neuralgia of the heart, after two hours, illness. He leaves a sorrowing wife and two sons, Faris and Simon. The day before his death he attended the funeral of his wife's only brother, Christian Flory, apparently in good health. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church. Services were held at the house by Bro. Simon Garber and at Elizabethtown Church by Bros. P. R. Nissley and Simon Landis. Text, Jas. 4:13-17. Burial in the adjoining cemetery. These sudden deaths should be a solemn warning to be prepared to meet our God in peace.

Mast. - Henry, son of Daniel Mast (deceased) was born near Morgantown, Pa., Dec. 18, 1887; died Mar. 30, 1915; aged 2(7?)* y. 3 m. 27 d. He died at the home of his aged grandfather, of tuberculosis and complication of diseases. His last days were marked for great suffering, having gone totally blind. He frequently exclaimed in his last suffering moments "Oh, come Jesus." Finally he was permitted to enter the spirit world, where his parents, 3 sisters, and 2 brothers are. Two brothers are still surviving to mourn his early departure. He selected his funeral text from Jno. 14:1. Services were conducted by J. N. Stoltzfus and J. S. Mas(t?)* in the Conestoga A. M. Church. Interment in Pine Grove Cemetery.
C. Z. M.
Transcriber's note : *unable to read copy

Martin. - George and Anna, twin children of Bro. and Sister Barton and Anna Martin, died at the home of their parents near New Holland, Pa. They were born Aug. 7, 1913. George died April 16, 1915, and Anna April 18, 1915. While their stay on earth was short it was full of suffering, Their death was caused by a lingering illness from whooping cough. They are survived by their parents, 2 brothers, and 2 sisters. Funeral Tuesday, April 20, at the house by Bro. I B. Good and at Weaverland Church by Bros. John Sauder and John W. Weaver. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
"Go to your rest, fair children,
Go to your dreamless beds,
While yet so gentle, undefiled,
With blessings on your heads."

Flory. - Bro. Christian Flory, near Mt. Joy, Pa., was born Oct. 29, 1853; died Apr. 10, 1915; aged 61 y. 5 m. 10 d. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church. He had a severe attack of heart block a few years ago which left his heart in a weak condition but he was able to be around and do light work. Death came suddenly just after he had retired for the night. He was a kind husband and father, and will be sadly missed. He was always interested in others, visiting the sick and helping the poor. He was married Sept. 5, 1911, to Sister Fannie Musselman of Mummasburg, Pa. He also leaves a son and two daughters by a former marriage. Services at the house by Bro. Peter Nissley and at Kraybill's Church by Bros. Peter Nissley and Noah Mack. Text, Matt. 24:44. Bros. Henry Longnecker and Lehman Kraybill assisted in the services. Buried in adjoining cemetery.

Burkholder. - Nancy A. Burkholder was born Nov. 1, 1838; died April 18, 1915; aged 76 y. 4 m. 17 d. She was born and grew to womanhood in Wayne Co., Ohio, and in her younger years united with the Amish-Mennonite Church and remained a faithful member to the end. Dec. 2, 1858, she united in marriage to Jonas K. Burkholder. To this union were born 9 children. The husband and 3 of the children have preceded her to the spirit world. Her husband died Dec. 17, 1894. Two sons, 4 daughters, 28 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, and 1 brother survive. About nine and one-half years ago she suffered a stroke of paralysis and had been afflicted from that time having lost the use of her lower limbs and also the partial use of one arm. She bore her afflictions without a murmur and was a living witness for Christ through her example of patience and Christian fortitude during her afflictions.

Ressler. - F. John Ressler was born March 14, 1879; died April 10, 1915; aged 36 y. 26 d. He united with the Mennonite Church at Paradise, Pa. in his youth and was a faithful member until death. He was sick for six years with a complication of diseases, but as his frail body grew weaker his faith and trust in God grew stronger. His resigned will, his uncomplaining nature, his great concern for his friends to live closer to God and His Word will never die to those who knew him best. He leaves a sorrowing widow (who was Mary Warfel before marriage) and 3 small children to mourn the death of a kind father and husband; also father and mother, 3 sisters and 3 brothers. Funeral April 14 at Paradise by Noah Hess (Text, Job 28:28) and John B. Senger (Gen. 5:24, last clause).
"Brother, thou art sweetly resting,
Here thy sufferings are all o,er;
Pain and sickness, death and sorrow,
Never can distress thee more."

Culp. - Harvey, son of Bro. Isaac C. and Sister Matilda Culp was born in Lincoln Co., Ont., July 2, 1880; died at the home of his parents near Vineland, Mar. 24, 1915; aged 34 y. 9 m. 22 d. He had been in rather feeble health from childhood, but in later years was able to engage in active business. A rather sudden return of his former illness was the cause of his death. About ten years ago he confessed faith in Christ and was received into church fellowship. In the closing days of his life he saw his duty to the Lord and the Christian life in a new light, confessing that if he had his life to live over again he would live differently than he had lived. He bore his sickness uncomplainingly, and confessed that he could leave this world happily. Thus are the bereaved parents and family comforted in this affliction. Funeral services were held on the 27th, at which time a large gathering of friends and neighbors at the house and at the church bore silent testimony of the esteem in which the departed was held and the sympathy extended to the family in their loss. Services were conducted by S. F. Coffman, Text, Phil. 1:21.

Groff. - Catharine Groff, nee Lehman, wife of Amos H. Groff, died at her home, 648 E. King St., Lancaster, Pa., April 9, 1915; aged 67 y, 11 m. Apoplexy was the cause of her death. She arose as usual, ate breakfast with her family, was stricken about 9 o,clock and died soon afterwards. She was a consistent member of the Mennonite Church for 46 years. A few weeks ago she remarked that her time is short, and that she would depart suddenly. She was perfectly resigned to the will of God. Besides her husband, there survive 1 daughter (Mrs. Lizzie L. Weaver) and 1 son (Lemuel L.), both of Lancaster, Pa., 3 grandsons, 3 brothers, 4 sisters, and a large circle of relatives and friends to mourn their loss. Funeral services April 12 at the house by David Mosemann, and at Mellinger's Church (where interment was made) by John H. Mosemann and Sanford B.Landis.
"Mother thou hast left us lonely,
Here thy loss we deeply feel;
But 'tis God that hath bereft us.
He can all our sorrows heal."
By the children.

Transcribed by: Mary Teeter, Michigan

Gospel Herald - Volume VIII, Number 7 -May 13, 1915 - Page 110, 111

Horning. - Fannie, wife of David Horning, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Feb. 17, 1856; died in Lancaster Co. April 28, 1915; aged 59 y. 2 m. 11 d. Her sickness was paralysis. One brother and one daughter survive. Buried at the Mennonite meeting house near her home. Services by Frank Horst and Menno Zimmerman. Text, II Tim. 4:7, 8. Peace to her ashes.

Shaw. - Emma, wife of John W. Shaw, Lima, Ohio, died of tuberculosis, aged 27 y. 4 m. 23 d. She had confessed Christ as her Savior in early life, but during her last sickness she desired to be baptized, which was granted her. She left a living hope in Christ to her family, and showed evidence of obedience to the requirements of the Church. She leaves husband, 5 children, father, mother, one sister, and two brothers. Funeral at the home conducted by Bro. B. B. Stoltzfus.

Lehman. - Monroe, son of Bro. Simeon and Sister Elizabeth Lehman was born in Wayne Co., Ohio, April 7, 1914; died April 24, 1915 of congestion of the lungs. Funeral services April 27 in the Swiss Mennonite Church near Dalton, Ohio, by Bro. Jacob Nussbaum. He leaves father, mother, 3 half-brothers, and 3 half-sisters to mourn their loss.

Paschals. - Florence Edgar Paschals was born in Picawan Co., Ohio, March 16, 1877; died March 31, 1915; aged 38 y. 15 d. At the age of 24 he moved to Van Wert Co., Ohio. In the year 1900 he was married to Alta Benora Burley. In 1908 they moved to Noble Co., Ind., where he resided until his death. To this union were born 2 sons (Charles Franklin, and Lester Dinsmore, aged 12 and 11). Bro. Paschal* accepted the Lord as his Savior about 7 weeks ago and was later baptized and received into the Mennonite Church.

* Transcriber's note: Paschals spelled without the final "s" here.

Hursh. - Amos S., infant son of Joseph F. and Margaret A. Hursh, of Hellam, Pa., was born April 1, 1915; died April 20, 1915; aged 19 days. His stay on earth was short however much loved by his parents, sisters and brother. He budded on earth to bloom in heaven. He leaves to mourn his early departure, father mother, 5 sisters, and 1 brother. One sister and one brother preceded him to the spirit world. He was laid to rest April 21 besides his sister and brother at Stony Brook in the Mennonite Cemetery.
"A loving one from us has gone,
A voice we loved is stilled,
A place is vacant in our home,
Which never can be filled."

Eash. - Bro. I. I. Eash was born in Sharon Center, Iowa, June 4, 1873; died at his home in Albany, Oreg., April 18, 1915 aged 41 y. 10 m. 14 d. Bro. Eash united with the Mennonite Church at an early age, and remained faithful until death. He was married to Barbara Long Oct. 15, 1904. To this union were born 2 sons and 2 daughters, who with his wife and a host of friends remain to mourn his departure. During his sickness the brother often expressed a desire to depart and be with Christ. Funeral services at the Mennonite Church, Albany, Oreg., April 20, conducted by Bro. J. P. Bontrager, assisted by Bro. M. E. Brenneman. Text, Jno. 14:1-7. Burial in the River View Cemetery.

Cannon. - Abram Henderson Cannon was born June 4, 1845; died at his home near Ball Camp, Tenn., April 14, 1915; aged 69 y. 10 m. 10 d. His wife preceded him to the spirit world in 1903. His children all having left home, he lived alone for several years. Eight sons, 2 daughters and 4 sisters survive him. He united with the Mennonite Church about 10 years ago and when visited by the brethren would always ask them to have scripture reading and prayer before leaving his home. Funeral April 26. Services conducted at the Mennonite Church by Bro. Henry Powell. Text, Psa. 90:9, 10. Scripture reading by Bro. Wm. Jennings. The remains were laid to rest in the cemetery near by.

Kurtz. - Saloma King Kurtz was born in Huntingdon Co., Pa., April 15, 1836; died at her home near East Lynne, Mo., April 19, 1915; aged 79 y. 4 d. She moved with her parents to Lawrence Co., Pa., was married to Michael Kurtz Mar. 3, 1857, moved to Champaigne Co., O., 1863, and to Cass Co., Mo., in 1870. She united with the A. M. Church in her youth and remained faithful to her end. Her husband preceded her nearly 2 years. She leaves to mourn their loss 1 son and 2 daughters. Services were conducted by the home ministers. Texts, II Cor. 5:1 and I Pet. 1:11. Remains were laid to rest in Clearfork Cemetery.
"Dearest parents they have left us,
Here our loss we deeply feel,
But 'twas God that has bereft us,
He can all our sorrows heal."

Schweitzer. - Barbara Schweitzer, nee Jantzi; was born Jan. 2, 1838, in Waterloo Co., Ont.; died April 20, 1915, near Milford, Nebr.; aged 77 y. 3 m. 18 d. She united with the Amish Mennonite Church in her early years and remained faithful until death. She lived in matrimony with Jacob Schweitzer 40 years. He preceded her to the spirit world Feb. 8, 1899. To this union were born 12 children, of whom 4 sons and 2 daughters remain. Thirty-six grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren also remain. She leaves 2 sisters, 1 brother, 2 step-sisters, and 1 step-brother. She was laid to rest in East Fairview Cemetery in the presence of a large concourse of relatives and friends. Services by Joseph Rediger in German and William Schlegel in English.. We weep not as though we had no hope.
"Mother, thou are sweetly resting,
Here thy suffering all are o'er;
Pain and sickness, death and sorrow,
Never can disturb thee more".

Rhodes. - Charley Fred, son of Bro. Elmer and Sister Rhodes, was born at North River, Va., Aug. 12, 1909; died of pneumonia March 28, 1915; aged 5 y. 7 m. 16 d. He was ill five weeks, having been of delicate health nearly all his life. He bore his afflictions patiently. With all his afflictions he was all smiles and sunshine. His kind and loving disposition won him many friends. He often asked his mother to read to him from the Bible. What he loved most was the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ, and often remarked that he pitied Jesus as the people treated him so cruelly. We know that our loss is his gain and wish to humbly submit ourselves to the Lord. He leaves father, mother, a brother, and 2 sisters. Services at the Bank Mennonite Church conducted by Bro. Snively Martin assisted by Bro. Emanuel Heatwole. Text, Mark 10:14.
"A precious one from us is gone,
A voice we love is stilled;
A place is vacant in our home,
Which never can be filled."

Hess. - Mary Buckwalter Hess was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Feb. 27, 1834. Came with her parents, Jacob and Anna Buckwalter in 1850 to Wayne Co., Ohio and located on a farm near Dalton, O. She was married to David Hess Dec. 23, 1858. The fruit of this union was four children, three of whom preceded her to the home beyond. Her husband departed this life 16 years ago, and she has since had her home with her daughter and son-in-law Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kurtz, near Canal Fulton, O. She was taken ill with paralysis on April 11, and on April 23 she peacefully fell asleep in Jesus, aged 81 y. 1 m. 26 d. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for about 40 years. Four brothers (Daniel, Ruben, Jacob and John) Buckwalter, one daughter (Mrs. Annie Kurtz), three grandchildren and large circle of relatives and friends remain to mourn her departure. Funeral service were held at the Martin church Apr. 26 by Bro. I. J. Buckwalter from Rev. 14:13 in the presence of a large concourse of people. Bro. A. H. Brenneman and Aaron Eberly assisted in the services.

Bontrager. - Joseph C. Bontrager was born in Holmes Co., Ohio, Dec. 22, 1837; died April 19, 1915; aged 77 y. 3 m. 27 d. He came with his parents to Indiana at the age of 12 and has been a resident of Lagrange Co., for about 50 years. On Sep. 6, 1868, he was married to Lydia Mast, who died Jan 25, 1880. To this union were born 3 sons and 2 daughters. In 1880, the wife, 2 sons and 2 daughters entered the spirit world, leaving one son; Joseph. In 1881 he was married to Elizabeth Hertzler. To this union were born 7 children, 6 of whom are living. He leaves to mourn his departure his wife, four sons, (Joseph, Neri, Rollin and Simon) three daughters (Amanda, Sylva, and Alma) ten grandchildren, two brothers, ( Christian M., John W.) and many relatives and friends. Bro. Bontrager worked on the farm in the forenoon ate dinner and then went out to burn off some old grass on a marsh and towards eve his corpse was found badly burned. No one knows just how it occurred. He was a faithful member of the A. M. Church since a young man. Funeral services at the M. E. Church near his home, conducted by D. D. Miller. Text, Job 14:14.

Shirk. - Elizabeth Shirk was born near Churchtown, Pa., Jan. 25, 1837; died at her home near Hesston, Kans., Mar. 24, 1915; aged 75 y. 1 m. 27 d. On Jan 23, 1863, she was married to Joseph Shirk. After about one year they moved to Elkhart Co., Ind., where after eleven years residence they came to Harvey Co., Kans. To this union were born 11 children. One son died in infancy. There remain of the family 5 sons and 5 daughters to mourn. The oldest, Maria Shirk, of Berkley, Cal., was not privileged to attend the funeral. The rest of the children were present. They are Mrs. Libia Hill of Hutchinson, Kans., Christian Shirk of Elkhart, Ind., John Shirk of Newton, Kans., David Shirk of Walton, Mrs. Emma Lawver of Omega, Okla., Martha, Joe and Noah of Hesston, Kans., and Mrs. Anna Harper of Sedgewick. Her husband preceded her to the spirit land eleven years ago. Besides her children she leaves 2 brothers, Christian Shirk of Blue Ball, Pa., and Peter Shirk of Bridgeport, Ont.; 20 grandchildren, 1 great-grandson, and a large circle of other relatives and friends. She early united with the Mennonite Church in Pennsylvania, in which her father was a preacher. On coming to Kansas with her husband about 40 years ago, there being no church here at that time of that name, she identified herself with the Methodist Episcopal Church at Hesston of which she remained a faithful member until death. For over two years Sister Shirk had been confined to her home a constant sufferer. But always bore her afflictions with patience and fortitude. She calmly waited her call to the better country, looking forward with great hope to that happy moment when she should for all time be set at liberty from all bodily suffering. Funeral services were held Mar. 27 at the M. E. Church at Hesston, by George Kraft, and interment was made in the Trousdale Cemetery.

Transcribed by: Mary Teeter, Michigan

Gospel Herald - Volume VIII, Number 8 - May 20, 1915 - page 126, 127

From the Old People's Home, Lancaster, Pa.:

Horst. - Today we held the funeral services over the remains of Sister Nancy Horst who departed this life on the 9th, conducted by Bro. Frank Kreider. He read Psa. 23 for a lesson and Job 19:25 for his text. Sister Horst was complaining for about a week, then she had a stroke. She was aged 78 y. 6 m. 19d.

Blough. - Mary, wife of Jacob Blough, of near Hooversville, Pa., was born July 22, 1848; died April 27, 1915; aged 66 y. 10 m. 5 d. Funeral services were conducted at the Blough Church May 2 by L. A. Blough, S. G. Shetler, and James Saylor. She is survived by husband, 1 son, 3 daughters, a number of grandchildren, and other relatives to mourn their loss.

Zook. - Joel Zook was born in Wayne Co., Ohio, Dec. 3, 1838; died of old age at Oyster Point, Va., May 5, 1915; aged 76 y. 5 m. 2 d. Funeral at Providence Church, and burial in the adjoining cemetery. He leaves 1 brother, Joseph Zook, with whom he had his home, and 1 sister, Mrs. Menno P. Yoder of Smithville, Ohio. Services at the church by Geo. R. Brunk and Geo. M. Hostetler. Text, Psa. 37:37. Peace to his ashes.

Snyder. - Mrs. Mary (Lint) Snyder was born June 22, 1834; died May 7, 1915; aged 80 y. 19 m. 15 d. Her husband, 1 son and 2 daughters preceded her to the great beyond. Funeral services were held in the Brethren Church near Baltic, Ohio, and interment made in the West Lawn Cemetery. Services were conducted by S. H. Miller. She united with the Amish Mennonite Church about two weeks previous to her death.

Stauffer. - Sister Barbara M. Stauffer, wife of Henry S. Stauffer, died May 2, 1915; aged 79 y. 9 m. 19 d. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church. She died at the home of her son, David R. Stauffer of Landisville, Pa., where they had made their home at the time of her death. She is survived by her husband and the following children: David R., of Landisville, Martha R., wife of S. E. Ebersole of Centerville, Benjamin R. of near Lancaster Jct., and Emma R., wife of E. Tyson near Manheim, Pa.

Spitnale. - Fannie Spitnale was born near Cascade, Putnam Co., Ohio, Oct. 17, 1841; died May 4, 1915; aged 73 y, 7 m, 27d. Buried on the 6th in the presence of a large circle of relatives and friends. She leaves 3 brothers, 1 sister, and a host of relatives and friends to mourn her departure.
"Death has visited our circle,
Robbed us of an aunt 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 in yon bright home."
J. M. Shenk

Saltzman. - Elsie Saltzman was born near Woodford, Ill., Jan. 13, 1896; died near Graymont, Ill., April 30, 1915; aged 19 y. 3 m. 17 d. She united with the Amish Mennonite Church April 11, 1908. She was a faithful member, a teacher in the infant class and seemed to take life very seriously. Her father preceded her to the spirit world June 22, 1913. She leaves to mourn her sudden departure her aged grandmother, a grief-stricken mother, 3 brothers, and many relatives and friends. Short funeral services were held at the house by Bro. A. H. Leaman of Chicago, from Psa. 23 and at the church by Bro. Geo. Summer and Bro. Leaman preaching the sermon from Gal. 6:1, 2. Burial at the Waldo Cemetery.

Burkhart. - Eli H. Burkhart was born Jan. 20, 1863; died Mar. 12, 1915; aged 52 y. 1 m. 22 d. He united with the Mennonite Church at Groffdale, Lancaster Co., Pa., in his youth. He was a faithful member until death. He was sick only a week. He leaves a sorrowing widow and these children: Aaron, Abraham, Clayton, Hannah, Susanna, Esther, John, Eli, David, and Walter; also 1 brother and 3 sisters. Funeral Mar. 16, at Stumptown, Pa., at the house by Banks S. Winey and at the church by Benjamin Weaver and Sanford B. Landis. " A precious one from us is gone, A voice we loved is stilled; A place is vacant in our home, Which never can be filled."

Rohrer. - Ada Rohrer was born in Harper Co., Kans., Feb. 3., 1886; died April 3, 1915; aged 29 y. 2 m. For several years she had been a sufferer of tuberculosis. She endured her suffering patiently and was ready to meet her Savior when He called her. Since the death of her mother several years ago, she had been making her home with her uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Hershberger. Sister Rohrer was a likable young woman and had a wide circle of friends who deeply mourn her untimely death. She leaves also to mourn her death her father and 4 brothers; her mother and an infant sister preceded her to the spirit world. The deceased united with the Mennonite church in 1907 and had been a faithful member since that time. The funeral services were held Monday morning at 10 o,clock from the home of Mr. and Mrs. Hershberger, R. M. Weaver and J. P. Berkey officiating. The remains were laid to rest in the Mennonite Cemetery.

King. - Mary J. Yoder, daughter of Christian and Barbara Yoder, was born in Logan Co., Ohio, Dec. 16, 1857. When quite young she came with her parents to Howard Co., Ind., where she spent most of her remaining life. She united with the A. M. Church of the Howard and Miama congregation in her young years, in which faith she lived a consistent Christian life until death. She was united in marriage to Christian M. King Aug. 6, 1876. To this union were born 2 sons and 6 daughters. One son and 1 daughter died in infancy. Sister King has been afflicted with a complication of diseases for nearly a year, and at times suffered intensely. She departed this life May 11, 1915; aged 57 y. 4 m. 24 d. She leaves to mourn her departure her husband, 1 son, 5 daughters (Mamie, Ellen, Esnor, Eria, Nelly, and Della), 2 brothers, 1 sister, 14 grandchildren, and a host of relatives and friends. Thus their loss is her eternal gain. The home has lost a kind and loving mother, the church a useful sister, and the neighborhood a kind and useful friend. Sister King was always ready to do good and wait on the sick whenever needed. Bro. King and family have the sympathy of the neighbors and the church in their bereavement. May God's blessings rest on the entire family. Funeral services at the A. M. Church May 13, 1915. Services conducted by J. S. Horner and E. A. Mast, from Prov. 31:10-15.

Glick. - Sylvanus, son of Gideon and Nannie Glick, was born near Belleville, Pa., May 3, 1903; died May 5, 1915; aged 11 y. 11m. 22d. He was stricken with infantile paralysis nearly seven years ago. which left him in a helpless condition and he never recovered. He was dependable entirely on others, his arms being so paralyzed that he could not use crutches and his limbs would not bear his own weight even when assisted by others. He spent his time mostly on his wagon in which his younger brother and sisters were accustomed to take him on and on a chair at the table reading. He had a collection of books but nothing interested him so much as the Bible and stories about Jesus. He never was able to go to school but learned to read from his parents. He never missed Sunday School and church services when at all possible to go. The few days previous to his death he was very happy and asked his brother and sisters to be taken through the orchard which was then in full bloom. On his return he could hardly finish speaking of "Oh! how beautiful certain trees were." Little did we think that he would so soon be a perfect one in eternal glory. He always wore a pleasant smile and in his helpless conditions and loving ways won the love of all that knew him. His loving smile never left his face and when carried to the grave he took his pleasant smile with him. As parents we were especially attached to him and know that in these seven years of cares he has been a great blessing in the home, but God in His wondrous love saw it was enough. His death was caused by his wagon accidentally upsetting while his brother and sister were taking him out as was their custom, his head striking a stone which affected his already weakened spine, and a gathering of blood in the brain. He was conscious for 3 hours and then fell unconscious in which stage he lay 13 hours when he peacefully fell asleep. He leaves to mourn his departure father, mother, 2 brothers, 3 sisters, grandparents, with many relatives and friends. Funeral services at Locust Grove Church May 7, conducted by J. L. Mast, assisted by J. D. and S. T. Yoder. Interment in cemetery near by. One of Sylvanus, verses was used for a test. - Isa. 40:11.
His parents.

Transcribed by: Mary Teeter, Michigan

Gospel Herald - Volume VIII, Number 9 - May 27, 1915 - page 143

Miller. - Sister Hannah A. Miller, wife of Abraham Miller deceased, died near Mt. Clinton, Va., of the infirmities of age, on April 24, 1915; aged 79 y. 11 m. 13 d. She had long been a faithful member of the Mennonite Church, attending church when able, and when visited in her home seemed to enjoy the reading of the Word and prayer. She expressed herself ready and willing to depart, having the assurance that all was well with her soul.
Funeral services were held at the Gospel Hill Church conducted by S. H. Rhodes and M. J. Heatwole. Her remains were interred in the cemetery near by.

Yantzie. - Sylvia Iona, only child of Bro. Menno and Sister Anna Yantzi of near Oneill, Holt Co., Nebr., was born Jan. 2, 1915; died May 13, 1915; aged 4 m. 1 d. Her life on earth was short but full of suffering. Funeral services were conducted by Bro. C. K. Earnst at the house and at the Holt Co. A. M. Church by the Brethren John Beller and C. K. Earnst on May 14. The remains were laid to rest within the cemetery near the Church. May God comfort the grief-stricken parents in their sad bereavement.
"Dearest darling thou hast left us,
Here we,ll see your face more;
But we will follow after,
Till we reach the heavenly shore."

Lary. - James A. Lary died April 20, 1915; aged 65 y. 2 m. 9 d. On Jan. 4 Bishop L. J. Heatwole was called to his home about 20 miles from Dale Enterprise, Va., at which time he was received into the Mennonite Church by baptism. He requested that preaching services be held at his home, which was granted him once a month till the time of his death. It has been said of him that "after he united with the Church he was recognized as a Christian man and a strong believer in the atoning merits of his Redeemer. To those he left behind he gave evidence of having died in the triumph of the Christian faith."
Funeral services were held at the Bank Church conducted by S. H. Rhodes and L. J. Heatwole. His body was laid to rest in the cemetery near by.

Sensenig. - Mervin Elmer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Sensenig of Blue Ball, Pa., died Friday morning, April 9, after an illness of two days from pneumonia, aged 3 m. 10 d. Funeral services were held on Sunday, April 11, at the Weaverland Mennonite Church. Interment in the adjoining cemetery. Bros. I. B. Good and J. H. Mosemann officiated.
We had a little treasure once,
He was our joy and pride,
We loved him, all perhaps too well,
For soon he slept and died.

All is dark within our dwelling,
Lonely are our hearts today,
For the one we loved so dearly,
Has forever passed away.

Transcribed by: Mary Teeter, Michigan

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