Gospel Herald Obituaries - October, 1915

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Gospel Herald - Volume VIII, Number 28 - October 7, 1915 -- page 461

Shenk.--Everett D., son of Bro. Simon and Sister Mary Shenk, was born near Lima, Ohio, Aug. 29, 1915; died Aug. 30.
His stay on earth was very brief.
He has gone to rest and escaped many trials and temptations.
So we calmly say,
"Thy will be done."
Short services at the house.

Bucher.--J. Warren, infant son of Bro. Jacob and Sister Mabel Bucher of near Lititz, Pa., was born Mar. 1, 1915; died Sept. 6, 1915; aged 6 m. 5d. His stay on earth was short, although beloved by his parents. He was laid to rest Sept. 8 in Hess' Cemetery.
"The little crib is empty
The clothes are now laid by
I am not dead but sleeping,
Awaiting a crown on high."

Miller.--Moses M. Miller was born in Holmes Co., Ohio, Sept. 9, 1834;died Sept. 5, 1915 at the home of A. E. Widder; aged 80 y. 11 m. 26 d. He was married to Magdalena Schrock in 1852, who died 19 years ago. He was a son of "gross" Moses Miller. He leaves 2 sons, 3 daughters, 38 grandchildren, and 32 great-grandchildren. He was nearly blind for the last four years. He was a member of the Walnut Creek Amish Mennonite congregation. Buried at the Walnut Creek Church, Sept. 8, at which time services were conducted by C. F. Derstine, Ed. Shepfer, and D. H. Miller. ----------------- ED.

Stutzman.--Magdalena Gerber Stutzman was born in Holmes Co., Ohio, Sept. 24, 1822; died at the same place near the Amish Mennonite meeting house,Sept. 11, 1915; aged 82 y. 11 m. 17 d. She was married to David J. Stutzman in 1854. She lived a widow 25 years. She was sick five weeks. She had a stroke of apoplexy Aug. 6 and a second stroke Sept. 6, after which she was helpless and unable to speak. She leaves 2 sons, 2 daughters, 11 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers, a sister,and a host of friends. She was a member of the Walnut Creek A. M. Church and buried at the same place Sept. 14. Services by Corsin Mast, and S.H. Mill

Winey.--The funeral of Sister Mary Laura Winey, wife of Preacher Banks Winey (nee Shellenberger) took place on Sept. 18, at Groffdale. Sister Winey had suffered from dropsy for a year and a half or more. During the last days of her suffering she was anointed at her request. A husband, 1 daughter, and 3 grandchildren mourn their loss which we believe was her gain. Her age was 59 y. 10 m. 5 d. Some years ago Bro. and Sister Winey moved from Juniata to Lancaster Co., Pa. Their church home ever since had been with the brotherhood at Groffdale.
"Thou no more shalt join our number,
Thou no more our songs shall know."
Noah H. Mack.

Alderfer.--Margaret L., daughter of Bro. Wilmer and Sister Katie Alderfer, Salfordsville, Pa., died Sept. 19, 1915; aged 4 y. 5 m. 28 d. She was sick less than a day from acute indigestion. She was on a visit to her grandparents where she took sick.
"Parents, the angels are whispering to me.
Their beautiful faces above me I see;
And just over there the pearly white gates,
Oh look, mamma, dear brother stands there and waits.

I hear the sweet music of angelic feet,
The heavenly chorus they gladly repeat.
The angels are bearing me out of your sight;
Then kiss me good night, mamma, kiss me good night."

Funeral was held Sept. 23. Buried at Franconia Cemetery.

Musser.--Fanny C. Ziegler was born near Smithville, Ohio, June 20, 1840;died at Wooster, Ohio, Sept. 24, 1915; aged 75 y. 3 m. 4 d. She was married to Martin Musser Dec. 25, 1862. To this union 7 children were born, 6 of whom survive the mother, the husband and 1 son having preceded her in death. She was a widow for over 30 years. In early womanhood she was received into the Amish Mennonite Church near Smithville, Ohio, of which she remained a member until death. It was her privilege to partake of the communion last spring, from which fellowship she had been absent for some time. Sister Musser was a sufferer from gall stones for more then 50 years and died after an operation was performed to relieve her of her suffering. She was taken from her home in Orrville on the 23rd and died the next day in the hospital at Wooster. Funeral services and burial at the Oak Grove Church, J. S. Gerig and I. W. Royer ministering.

Stutzman.--Emery, son of Jacob D. and Amanda Stutzman, was born in Holmes Co., O., Feb. 5, 1879; died at Calgary, Alta., Canada, Sept. 14, 1915, on his way home from Tofield, Alta., to Milford, Nebr.; aged 36 y. 6 m. 9 d. He was united in marriage to Kate Birkey Jan. 31, 1901, and lived in his matrimonial life 14 y. 6 m. 15 d. He leaves to mourn his early departure a sorrowful wife, and 6 daughters, father, mother, 6 brothers, 5 sisters and a host of relatives and friends. He joined with the A. M. Church and was faithful until his death. The cause of his death was pernicious anemia.
"A precious one from us has gone,
A voice we loved is stilled,
A place is vacant in our home
That never can be filled."
Funeral services at the East Fairview Church near Milford, Nebr.,conducted by Bro. Joseph Rediger in German and Bro. L. O. Schlegel in English. Interment in adjoining cemetery.

Newschwander.--Emma Newschwander (nee Beery) was born in Wayne Co., Ohio,May 8, 1915; died in St. Mary's Hospital, Albany, Oreg., Sept. 11, 1915;aged 62 y. 4 m. 3 d. She was taken from her home near Harrisburg, Oreg.,Sept. 10, for an operation for strangled rupture of the bowels, from which she failed to recover. She was married to Peter Newschwander Mar. 13, 1873. To this union were born 13 children, 5 of whom preceded her in death, 18 grandchildren, 2 of whom preceded her. She leaves husband, 4 sons, 4 daughters, 16 grandchildren, a brother, 5 sisters, and a host of relatives and friends to mourn her departure. She was a member of the Mennonite Church, and remained faithful to the end. She was a faithful companion, a good mother, a kind neighbor. Funeral services conducted by Bro. C. R. Gerig, Albany, Oreg. (Text, Isa. 3:10), and by Bro. D. J. Kropf, Harrisburg, Oreg. (Text, Jno. 5:24) at the Fairview Church near Albany, Oreg. The remains were laid to rest in the Knox Butte Cemetery,where a large concourse of friends assembled to pay the last tribute of respect.

Transcriber's note: birth year is likely "1853", rather than "1915"

Transcribed by: Martha E. Heath, Indiana

LIECHTY. - Emma A, Berkey was born Mar. 12, 1860, near Smithville, Ohio; died Aug. 20, 1915, near Orrville, Ohio. She was married to Daniel Leichty (Note - Spelling different in magazine on surname) in 1876. No children were born to this union, but the home was opened and 3 adopted daughters were reared to womanhood. She confessed her Savior in youth and lived for the Master until death, which came very unexpectedly on the morning of above date. Sister Leichty had been ailing for some time, but the day before her death she was able to be out driving and the unseen messenger of death was not thought so near, by loved ones, and truly at "such an hour as ye think not" the messenger made his summons. Before a physician could be present she passed to her reward while leaning on her now sorrow stricken companion. Funeral services conducted by J.S. Gerig and I.W. Royer at the Oak Grove Church.

Transcribed by Margaret Day Grant (Peggy), California

GOSPEL HERALD - Volume VIII, Number 29 - October 14, 1915 - Pages 479, 480

MARTIN. - Anna Martin was born Sept. 21, 1869; died at her home near Dalton, O., Sept. 24, 1915; aged 46y. 3d. Her sickness was of short duration, and death came suddenly. One son, 2 brothers, 3 sisters, and many others mourn her departure. Funeral services at residence by I.J. Buckwalter at County Line Church by Henry Hursh and Ben Good.

BRENNEMAN. - Elizabeth Brenneman was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Nov. 22, 1828; died at her home near Wadsworth, O., Sept. 20, 1915; aged 86y. 10m. 28d. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for a number of years. Two sons, 3 daughters, 13 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren survive her. Funeral services at Bethel Church by I.J. Buchwalter and N.A. Lind.

SUPER. - Sister Elizabeth Steiner Super was born Oct. 22, 1834; died in the Old People's Home near Marshallville, Ohio, Sept. 10, 1915; aged 80y. 10m. 18d. She came to the Mennonite Old People's Home Jan. 17, 1913. Funeral at Crown Hill Church. Services by D.C. Amstutz and E.F. Hartzler. Interment at Crown Hill Cemetery. Her husband and two sons preceded her to the great beyond several years.

MILLER. - Barbara, daughter of John D. and Jane Miller, near Weatherford, Okla., was born and died Sept. 17, 1915, leaving father, mother, and 5 brothers. Funeral services were held at the Mennonite Church Sept. 18 conducted by Bro. Dave Eister of Thomas, Okla.
"Though cast down, we,re not forsaken,
Though afflicted, not alone,
The Lord hath given, the Lord hath taken,
Evermore, His will be done."

GODSHALK. - Isaac K. Godshalk died at his home in Towamencin Tp., Montgomery Co., Pa., Sept. 2, 1915; aged 61y. 11m. 27d. He was undergoing an operation for strangled hernia. He was a son of the late William C. Godshalk. Dec. 23, 1876, he was married to Louisa S. Boorse, who preceded him in deatrh a little over a year. To this union were born three daughters. He leaves two married daughters and 7 grandchildren to mourn their loss. One daughter and 2 grandchildren went on before. He also leaves 2 half sisters and 1 half brother. Services were held from his late home Sept. 7, conducted by Jonas and Jacob Clemens, at the Towamencin Church by Christian Allebach, Isaac Culp, and Warren Bean. Text, Mark 13:35. Interment in adjoining cemetery. He united with the Towamencin Mennonite Church early in life and remained faithful unto the end.

THOMAS. - Fannie Blough Thomas of near Thomas Mill, Pa., was born Aug. 19, 1823; died Sept. 10, 1915; aged 92y. 22d. She was born ion Somerset Co. and lived there all her life. She was the widow of John Thomas and the mother of 8 children, 5 living and 3 dead. There were 17 grandchildren of whom 10 are living, 21 great-grandchildren of whom 17 are living, and 1 great-great-grandchild; also 1 brother and 1 sister survive. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for about 70 years. She was buried at the Thomas Mennonite Church. Services were conducted at the home by Bro. James Saylor and at the church by Bros. E.J. Blough, L.A. Blough, and James Saylor.

OVERHOLT. - Ruth, daughter of Bro. and Sister Irwin Overholt, near Doylestown, Pa., died Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 28, 1915, aged 4y. 3m. 28d. While unloading a barrel of cider the barrel rolled off while Ruth was standing on step of the wagon behind, and knocked her down and crushed by the weight of the barrel. Her head was split open and crushed. Death was instantaneous. It was so sudden and unexpected and horrible all over in a few seconds. Bro. and Sister and family were stupified by the awful accident and since have been almost frantic with grief. Funeral Sept. 30 in the Doylestown Mennonite Church. Services were conducted by the brethren, A.O. Heistand and David L. Gehman. In April their 11 months old daughter died. Little Ruth is survived by her parents and five brothers and sisters.

STOFER. - Eli Stofer was born in Columbiana Co., Ohio, April 26, 1826. He was married to Elizabeth Weaver on Jan. 27, 1856, and to this union 7 children were born, all but one of whom are living; they are O.W. Stofer, Auburn, Ind.; Mrs. Frank Myers, Cedar Lake, Ind.; Mrs. Jacob Kalb, Ashley, Ind.; John Stofer, El Paso, Tex.; Mrs. William Kessler, Cedar Lake, Ind.; and Mrs. Ed. Zurbruck, Ashley, Ind. In 1864 he with his family moved to De Kalb Co., Ind., and settled in Fairfield Twp., where they lived until 1873, when they moved into Smithfield Twp., where he lived until the death of his wife a year ago. Since that time he had his home with the children, dying at the home of his son in Auburn, Ind. In October, 1857, he united with the Mennonite Church and in 1871 he was ordained to the ministry of the Gospel, which calling he tried to fulfill to the best of his ability, and his death leaves the little flock without a resident minister. He had been in poor health for four or five months, and was bedfast for short periods during that time, but was not taken seriously ill till a few weeks before his death. About a week before his departure he wrote the sketch of his life and made all arrangements for his funeral service. He died Sept. 26, 1915; aged 79y. 5m. 5d. Short services were held at the home of his son at Auburn, Ind., and at the church at Fairfield Center near his home, the main service was held and burial took place in the adjoining cemetery. The services were in charge of the brethren, B.B. King and J.K. Bixler. Text, Phil. 1:21. Besides the children and many grandchildren and friends, he leaves 2 brothers (Samuel Stofer, Paris, Ohio, and Jacob Stofer, Homeworth, Ohio) and a sister (Mrs. Christian Baer, Goshen, Ind.) He truly set his house in order, looking for the end with joy; longing, however, that something might be done for the little flock over which he had the oversight so long. He requested that no floral display be made, which request was granted.

BRENNEMAN. - Fannie Brenneman (nee Good) was born April 5, 1834, in Rockingham Co., Va.; died Mar. 22, 1915, near Jasper, Mo., at the home of her son George; aged 80y. 11m. 18d. At the age of 189 she united with the Mennonite Church and remained a faithful member until the Lord called her to her eternal home. She was united in marriage to D.C. Brenneman in 1854. To this union were born 12 children, 4 of whom preceded her to the spirit world. The husband preceded her on Feb. 9, 1915, in Rockingham Co., Va. Eight children survive her; viz., Henry T., Fannie Frantz, Jesse, Joseph, Lydia Kahl, George, Anna Mackey, and Jennie Major, who were by her side through sickness and death which was caused by paralysis. Her remains were taken to Newton, Kans., to the home of her son Jesse. The funeral took place at the Pennsylvania Church 7 miles northwest of Newton, on Sunday, March 28, conducted by J.M. Brunk and D.O. Zook from the text, Jno. 14:3, 27. The 14th. chapter of John has for many years been to her a favorite chapter, and at her request was used as a basis for remarks at the time of her funeral. Her remains were followed to its last resting place by a large concourse of friends and relatives. Interment in the Pa. Cemetery, awaiting the final resurrection. The testimony of her sons and daughters who were with her for a number of years before her death of her quiet, unassuming and patient disposition could not but be an inspiration to all who heard it. Even though her lot in life for many years was that of trouble and sorrow, the Christian fortitude with which she bore it all can not but be commended. May God bless the sons and daughters who so faithfully ministered to the wants and needs of their loving Christian mother.

Transcribed by Margaret Day Grant (Peggy), California

-- GOSPEL HERALD - Volume VIII, Number 30 - October 21, 1915 - Pages 495, 496

SWOPE. - Roy D., son of Bro. and Sister Emanuel Swope, died of diptheria near Harrisonburg, Va., Sept. 25, 1915; aged 4y. 4m. 4d. He was buried in the cemetery at Weaver's Church on the 26th. On account of the disease of which he died no memorial service was held at the time he was buried, but on Oct. 10 funeral services were conducted at Weaver's Church by J.S. Martin and Christian Good from Matt. 19:14.

SHANTZ. - Nathan, son of Jacob W. and Magdalena Shantz, was born in Wellington Co., Ont., Sept. 13, 1879; died of typhoid fever in the General Hospital at Calgary, Alta., Sept. 4, 1915; aged 35y. 11m. 21d. He leaves to mourn his departure, father, mother, 4 sisters, and 3 brothers, and a host of relatives and friends. The remains were brought to the home of his parents in Breslau, Waterloo Co., from which the funeral was held Sept. 12, 1915. Service at the house by Bro. Oscar Burkholder, and at the church by Bros. C.R. Krauth and Oscar Burkholder. The body was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery.

WEAVER. - Anna Speicher Was born in Somerset Co., Pa., Feb. 28, 1844; died near Alto, Mich., Oct. 9, 1915; aged 71y. 7m. 9d. She was united in marriage to Pre. Isaac Weaver Oct. 6, 1867. To this union were born 8 children, of whom 2 died in infancy and 6 are living. She united with the Mennonite Church 44 years ago and was a faithful member to the end. She leaves a sorrowing husband, 2 sons, 4 daughters, 16 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, 4 brothers and a sister, besides a host of relatives and friends. Funeral Oct. 12 at the Bowne Mennonite Church, conducted by the home ministers, where a large concourse of friends met to pay the last tribute of respect to one they loved.

STOLTZFUS. - Rebecca F. Stoltzfus, wife of Jonathan Stoltzfus, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Mar. 4, 1883; died Sept. 23, 1915; aged 32y. 6m. 19d. She leaves a sporrowing husband, 2 sons, and a daughter; also father, mother, a brother, and 3 sisters, to mourn her departure. She died of consumption, and will be greatly missed in the home. She bore her sickness patiently, and was always smiling and cheerful. She was a faithful member of the Amish Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the house, Sept. 25, in the presence of a large concourse of friends.
"Dearest Sister, thou hast left us,
Here our loss we deply feel;
But 'tis God that hath bereft us,
'He can all our sorrows heal."

GOOD. - Sister Maria Good, widow of the late Bro. D.J. Good, died of complication of diseases near Dale Enterprise, Va., Sept. 22, 1915; aged 76y. 10m. 27d. She leaves 2 sons and 5 daughters. Funeral services were held at Weaver's Church on the 24th., conducted by J.S. Martin and A.D. Heatwole, from II Cor. 5:1. Her body was interred in the cemetery near by.

HEATWOLE. - Sister Eliza A. Heatwole, wife of Bro. Gabriel S. Heatwole, died of consumption near Clover Hill, Va., Sept. 28; aged 75y. 3m. 25d. She leaves her husband, 2 sons and 6 daughters. Two grown sons preceded her to the spirit world. Funeral services were conducted at the Bank Church, Sept. 29, by Christian Good and Jacob Click from Rev. 14:13. Her body was laid to rest in the cemetery near by.

SUTER. - Sister Barbara Suter, widow of the late Jacob Suter, died of heart trouble and paralysis near Dale Enterprise, Va., Oct. 1; aged 70y. 5m. 29d. She leaves 5 sons and 2 daughters to mourn their loss. One grown daughter preceded her to the spirit world. Funeral on the 3rd. by Christian Good and S.H. Rhodes from Jno. 15:26, after which her body was laid to rest in the cemetery near by. In studying and comparing the lives of the three dear departed sisters we note the following. They were all born in Rockingham Co., Va., and spent their lives near the place of their birth. They reached the three score and ten years, the time allotted to man. They raised a goodly number of sons and daughters. They all professed Christ in their youth and united with the Middle District Mennonite Church of which they were faithful members for half a century and probably more. They adorned their profession with an humble, quiet, submissive life, following the scripture, "Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves." Also I Tim. 2:9: "In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety, not with broided (NOTE: braided?) hair, or gold or costly array." In their example, they have left a goodly heritage to their children and others. They will be missed in the community in which they lived, in their families and in the church, but we believe our loss is their gain.

LANDIS. - Kathryn Luella, only daughter of Harry L. and Mary R. Landis, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., on Sept. 21, 1911; died after a lingering illness from a complication of diseases on Sept. 24, 1915; aged 4y. 3d. Kathryn was a bright child and will be greatly missed in the home. She leaves to mourn her departure her parents, and 1 brother. A sister and a brother preceded her to the spirit world, both having died in infancy. Funeral services were conducted on the 26th. at the house by Bro. David Landis and at the Stumptown meeting house by Bros. David Landis and Sanford Landis. Interment was made in the cemetery adjoining.
"Her little bed is empty now,
Her little clothes laid by,
A mother's hope, a father's joy
In death's cold arm doth lie.
Go little pilgrim to thy home
On yonder blissful shore,
We miss thee here but soon we'll come
Where thou hast gone before."

GRIDER. - Emma F. Grider was born June 26, 1860; died Aug. 26, 1915; aged 55y. 2m. She was twice married, her husband, Martin S. Brubacher, died march 25, 1892, aged 29 years, he being a son of the late Bishop Jacob N. And Barbara S. Brubacher. She was united in marriage to her second husband, Henry C. Grider, in 1902, and in 1910 she was left a widow again, with two small children. She is also survived by her aged mother and 1 sister and 1 brother. Her death resulted from a complication of diseases following an operation. She being bedfast for 11 months her sufferings were intense, almost unbearable, although she bore them with patience endurance. In April they moved her from her home to that of her daughter (Mrs. Christian B. Nolt) where she passed to her reward. She was a faithful member and Sunday school teacher for 23 years, where she will be greatly missed. During her sickness she was anointed and about 2 weeks before she fell asleep never to awake she partook of the last supper. Although so short of breath at times that she could scarcely breathe she would sometimes join in singing, one hymn especially being her favorite: "When I can read my title clear," She selected her text, her ministers, and the Sunday school staff for her pall bearers. Her text was For me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. For I bear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus Christ." Bro. Hiram Kauffman, Bro. Peter R. Nissley, and Bro. I.B. Good officiated. She was laid to rest on Aug. 29 when a large concourse of friends assembled to pay the last tribute of respect to one dear to their memory.
"Not now, but in the coming years,
It may be in the better land,
We'll read the meaning of our tears,
An then, sometime, we'll understand."

Transcribed by Margaret Day Grant (Peggy), California

GOSPEL HERALD - Volume VIII, Number 31 - October 28, 1915 - Pages 511, 512

BURNS. - Louisa Burns was born Aug. 19, 1852; died Oct. 12, 1915; aged 63y. 2m. 24d. Thus has the life ended of one who eight years ago was led to personally accept Christ as her Savior. These eight years were marked by a record of attendance surpassed by few of her age. No Nighty (NOTE: night?) too dark, stormy or cold to prevent her attendance at the service. She will be missed by many. Funeral services were held on Oct. 14 at the Mennonite Church, Ft. Wayne, Ind., conducted by Ben B. King.

BLOUGH. - Susan Baer Blough, wife of Bro. Jacob A. Blough was born in Somerset Co., Pa., April 26, 1850; died Oct. 5, 1913 (NOTE: 1915?); aged 65y. 5m. 9d. She was married to Jacob A. Blough 43 years ago. To this union were born 8 children, 1 dead and 7 living, also 14 grandchildren. She and her husband united with the Mennonite Church about n41 years ago and she was a faithful member until death. Funeral services were conducted at the Bloug Church on the 7th. by Jas. Saylor and E.J. Bough. She was buried in cemetery near the church.

WOLFKILL. - Sister Virgie Viola Wolfkill died Oct. 10, 1915, after a lingering illness from tuberculosis at the home of her uncle, Bro. John Wolfkill in Hamilton Tp., Franklin Co., Pa.; aged 14y. 7m. 14d. She accepted Christ as her personal Savior, was baptized, and received into church fellowship several months previous to her death. She was much beloved by all who knew her, and although young in years, she bore her affliction with Christian fortitude and she gave a glorious testimony of triumphant faith in Jesus. The funeral and burial took place at the Pleasant View Church, Oct. 12, where after reading of Matt. 25:1-13 by Bro. Geo. W. Ernst the services were conducted by Bro. W.W. Hege from Eccl. 12:1.

SPRINGER. - Nick V., son of Valentine Springer, was born in Seward Co., Nebr., July 18, 1894; died near Milford, Nebr., Oct. 3, 1915; aged 21y. 2m. 15d. He joined the A.M. Church in his early youth, remaining faithful until his death. He leaves to mourn his early demise, father, mother, 2 brothers, 4 sisters and many friends, one sister having preceded him to the great beyond.
"Hold Thou Thy cross before my closing eyes,
Shine thru the gloom and point me to the skies;
Heaven's morning breaks and earth's vain shadow's flee,
In life in death, O Lord, abide in me."
Funeral services by Jacob Stauffer, F.J. Gingerich, and Ephraim Martin. Interment in cemetery adjoining East Fairview.

SCHERTZ. - Joseph D. Schertz was born near Metamora, Ill., Feb. 12, 1850; died Sept. 25, 1915, at Rochester, Minn., where he had gone for treatment; aged 65y. 7m. 13d. He was united in marriage to Emily Triplett Mar. 2, 1878. This union was blessed with three children: Henry R. Schertz, Katie E. Steider, Laura R. Wagner. He leaves a sorrowing companion, 3 children, and 6 grandchildren. He joined the Mennonite Church in his youth and was a faithful member until his death. He also was deacon of the Metamora Church in which capacity he faithfully served. He will be much missed in the home, neighborhood, and the Church, but he has finished his course and we trust and believe has gone to his reward in the home of the blest, "where the wicked cease from troubling and the weary are at rest." Services were held at the Roanoke Church, where a large concourse of friends assembled to pay the last tribute of respect to the departed one.

SCHULTZ. - Anna Schultz, nee Zehr, was born June 11, 1875, in Oxford Co., Ont.; married to Menno Schultz, April 5, 1900. To this union were born 3 daughters, one dying in infancy. She died at her home near Poole, Ont., July 24, 1915; aged 40y. 1m. 13d. Cause of death was tuberculosis, from which she suffered very much the last few months; but she bore her sufferings patiently, always trusting in the Lord and waiting for the day when the Lord will take her to the beautiful home where she will enjoy the sweet rest with Jesus. She was a faithful member of the A.M. Church. She leaves to mourn her early departure her husband and two daughters; also father, step-mother, 4 brothers, and 4 sisters. Funeral services July 27, 1915, at the home by Bro. Jacob R. Bender, and at the Poole A.M. Church by Christian Kropf and Michael Jantzi. The remains were laid to rest in a cemetery nearby.
"We miss you, mother dear,
From your familiar place;
We do not hear your footsteps,
Nor see your smiling face."

ZEHR. - Dr. Joseph R. Zehr was born in Perth. Co., Ont., Aug. 28, 1848; died of dropsy in Tavistock, Ont., Sept. 28, 1915; aged 66y. 1m. In 1871 he was married to Mary Roeschli, and lived in matrimony 12 years. To this union were born 7 children, 3 of whom preceded him to the great beyond. In 1883 he was again married to Elizabeth Albrecht, with whom he lived in matrimony 32 years. To this union 9 children were born. Five of these also preceded him to the great beyond. He leaves to mourn his departure a sorrowing wife, 4 sons, and 4 daughters; also 17 grandchildren, a brother, and a sister. The sons are Jacob, Peter, Moses, and Emory. The daughters are Mary, Katie, Clara, and Elvira. He was the son of the late Dr. Peter Zehr, and has been practicing medicine from his youth. He was buried Oct. 1 at the East Zorra Mennonite Church. Funeral services were conducted at the house by Jacob R. Bender; and at the Church by the brethren, C. Kropf, M.C. Jantzi, and C. Schultz. Text, Rom. :10-33; II Tim. 2:5. Bro. Zehr was a member of the East Zorra A.M. Church. He suffered from dropsy for over seven months. He expressed himself at peace with God and man. May he rest in peace.

ZOOK. - Elizabeth Zook was born Sept. 22, 1826, in Mifflin Co., Pa.; died Oct. 12, 1915; aged 89y. 20d. In early youth she united with the Amish Mennonite Church, of which she continued a faithful member until her death. In 1848 she was married to John L. Byler. Her first husband having died in 1866, she was married again to Christian Zook, in 1871, he too preceding her to his future reward. The deceased moved from Pennsylvania to Champaign Co., Ohio, about 1894. In 1908 she moved to Goshen, Ind. To the first union there were born 4 sons and 3 daughters, all of whom are still living. Her oldest son, Eli, and the youngest son, John, live at Newton, Kans. The two other sons, Joseph and Christian, are ministers in the Mennonite Church and live respectively at Belleville, Pa., and West Liberty, Ohio. Two daughters, Eri Yoder and Hannah Plank, live in Goshen. The daughter, Mary Hartzler, lives in East Lynn, Mo. Grandmother leaves 48 grandchildren, 50 great-grandchildren, and a host of friends to mourn her departure. Funeral at the home of Eri Yoder in Goshen, Ind., J.S. Hartzler and I.R. Detweiler in charge. Sermon from I Pet. 1:2-4. Interment in Elkhart Prairie Cemetery.

BARGE. - Maria (Kreider) Barge of Lancaster Co., Pa., widow of the late Jacob M. Barge, was born Dec. 28, 1851; died Oct. 6, 1915; aged 63y. 9m. 8d. Her husband, 2 sons and a daughter preceded her to the spirit world. She is survived by 1 daughter and 5 sons: Frank K., Witmer J., Ira J., Isaac R., Anna N., an Milton R., also 10 grandchildren, 3 sisters and 5 brothers to mourn her departure; but our loss is her eternal gain. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for many years. On April 13, 1914, she took sick, and gangrene set in her foot. From that time until her death she was a great sufferer, but she bore it patiently, and looked to Christ who was her all and in all. She did much reading in God's Word when her sufferings were not so great. She seemed very mcuh concerned about her little grandchildren and wished that they be brought up in the fear of the Lord and taught the simplicity of the Church. On the morning of Oct. 6 God said, "It is enough; come up higher," and she peacefully fell asleep. Funeral services Oct. 9, at the home of her son, Isaac by Bro. Elias Groff and at the Strasburg Church by Bro. Christ Brackbill. Text, Psa. 130:7. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
"Dearest mother, thou hast left us,
And thy loss we deeply feel,
But 'tis God that hath bereft us,
He can all our sorrows heal."

Transcribed by Margaret Day Grant (Peggy), California

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Used with permission by the Archives of the Mennonite Church, Goshen, INDIANA
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