Detweiler. - Samuel H. Detweiler was born in Huntingdon Co., Pa., Feb. 24, 1855; died at his home in Harper Co., Kans., Dec. 30, 1915; aged 60 y. 10 m. 6 d. He was converted in his young years and united with the A. M. Church. He was ordained to the ministry in 1884. He was an earnest Christian worker as long as his health permitted and was steadfast in the faith to the end. He is survived by his wife and 2 sons, 3 brothers, and 1 sister. Funeral services at A. M. Church conducted by R. M. Weaver and J. J. Zimmerman. His body was laid to rest in the A. M. Cemetery.
Swartzendruber. - Henry Swartzendruber was born Sept. 28, 1848; died very suddenly while walking to his home railroad station, Feb. 5, 1916; aged 67 y. 4 m. 7 d. He was never married, and lived his last years with his sister, Sarah, who had been in former years an attendant in the family of John Hertzler (deceased of Port Royal, Pa.,) author of Hertzler Family History. He was a member of the Conestoga A. M. Church, and remained faithful till the Father called him home. Funeral services in the Mennonite Church near Churchtown, Pa. Interment in the old Hertzler graveyard.
DeLong. - Harvey DeLong was born in Martin Co., Ky., April 23, 1886; died near Garden City, Mo., Feb. 4, 1916; aged 29 y. 9 m. 11 d. In April, 1908, he was married to Anna Crider. To this union were born 2 sons. He leaves his wife, 2 sons, mother, 3 brothers, and 1 sister to mourn his departure. Last November he confessed faith in his Savior and was received by water baptism into the Mennonite Church on Thanksgiving day. As that dread disease, consumption, fastened its grip on him and his body grew weaker he would often say, "Christ is my only hope." Funeral services were held at the Sycamore Church by Bro. W. E. Helmuth, assisted by the brethren, S. S. Hershberger and Joe C. Driver. Text, I Cor 15:54-58.
Price. - Mary Denton Price was born in Rockingham, Va., July 5, 1865; died Feb. 13, 1916: aged 50 y. 7 m. 8 d. She was married to John Price, about 31 years ago. To this union were born 11 children, 3 of whom preceded her in death. She was sick for some time and suffered greatly but she bore her trials with a full submission - to the Master's will. There are left to mourn her loss 3 daughters, 5 sons, her mother, and several brothers and sisters. For many years she was a member of the Brethren Church but recently she was received into the Mennonite Church of Mahoning Co., Ohio. She was buried in the Midway Cemetery, the funeral being in charge of A. J. Steiner and E. M. Detweiler.
Baumgartner. - Sister Elizabeth, wife of deceased David Baumgartner (nee Gerber) was born in Canton, Berne, Switzerland, Feb. 17, 1833; died Feb. 20, 1916; at her home near Mt. Eaton, O.; aged 83 y. 3 d. Her husband preceded her 11 years ago. She leaves to mourn her departure 1 son, 3 daughters, 8 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren, 1 sister, and 1 brother. She united with the Swiss Mennonite Church in her young years in which faith she lived a consistent Christian life to the time of her departure. The family loses a kind and loving mother. Funeral was held on the 23rd at the Swiss Mennonite Church near Dalton, 0. Services by Bro. Jacob Nussbaum from I Cor. 15:50-58.
Jantzi. - Velma M., beloved daughter of Bro. Michael
and Sister Mary Jantzi of Baden, Ont., was born Oct. 1, 1915;
died Jan. 3, 1916; aged 3 m. 1 d. She was sick 2 weeks with bronchitis
and pneumonia, but death came unexpected. She leaves to mourn
her early departure, father, mother, 1 sister and a host of relatives
and friends. Dear little Velma is waiting for us now in that happy
home above where there will be no more parting and oh how we must
try and live so that we will be worthy to meet her some bright
"Parents, sisters, though you loved me
Yet I could not with you stay,
For the angels that hovered o'er me
Called and summoned me away."
Lehman. - Sister Elizabeth Lehman, widow of Christian
Lehman, was born Aug. 7, 1829; died Feb. 5, 1916, at her home
in Elizabethtown, Pa.; aged 86 y. 5 m. 29 d. She was a faithful
member of the Mennonite Church from her youth. She was sick about
a week with pneumonia. She was the last of her brothers and sisters
to depart. She is survived by 4 of her brothers' widows and 10
nephews and 6 nieces. Funeral Feb. 8 at the Elizabethtown Mennonite
Church conducted by Bros. John Ebersole and Simon Landis. Text,
Phil. 1:21-23. Her remains were laid to rest in Mount Ober Cemetery.
"Peaceful be thy silent slumber,
Peaceful in thy grave so low,
Thou no more wilt join our number,
Thou no more our songs shalt know."
Troyer. - Perry Monroe, oldest son of Wessley and Minnie Troyer, was born at Arthur, Ill., Oct. 16, 1897; died at the home of his uncle, J. J. Miller at Crystal Springs, Kans., Dec. 15, 1915; aged 18 y. 1 m. 29 d. When 3 years of age he moved with his parents to Louisiana and Texas, then to Protection, Kans., where he united with the Mennonite Church at the age of 14, and remained faithful until the end. In June he came to Crystal Springs and was working for his uncle. He became ill of pneumonia on Nov. 28. Complications set in from which he suffered 2 weeks and 2 days, when death relieved him. He was quiet and industrious, of an unassuming disposition. He is survived by father, mother, 7 brothers, 3 sisters, and a host of relatives and friends. He is sadly missed here, but we know it is his eternal gain. Funeral Dec. 17 at the Crystal Springs Mennonite Church by J. Hamilton and J. J. Zimmerman. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
Hoover. - On Feb. 7, 1916, at his home near Markham, Ont., Pre. Samuel R. Hoover passed to his eternal reward; aged 73 y. 20 d. Deceased was married to Mary Barkey in 1867 and they spent the greater part of their lives in the Church of their choice. Simeon, Emma Wideman and Martha, with their mother, mourn this loss. Bro. Hoover was ordained to the ministry in 1888. Although of a quiet and unassuming disposition he was fearless in reproving sin. He continually called the believers to a life of separation from the world and implicit obedience to the Word. He endeavored to practice what he preached. For many years Bro. Hoover suffered somewhat from a weak heart. He was able to do but very little in the ministry for about 2 years. He kept his bed only a little more than 2 months. He longed to depart and be with Christ. The funeral was held on. the 9th at the Wideman Church and was very largely attended. The service was conducted by L. J. Burkholder and M. Bricker.
Mellinger. - Elizabeth Hershey Mellinger was born March 8, 1831; died Feb. 13, 1916; aged 85 y. 11 m. 5 d. She was the widow of the late Jacob Mellinger, Paradise, Pa., and the mother of 6 children, of whom 3 sons and 3 daughters are still living. There are 24 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. She died of complications due to old age. She was willing to go to Christ, manifesting rare resignation to the will of God. She was sick about 3 weeks. Near the first of sickness she began to talk of going, and continued it until she went. She lived a consistent, quiet life, holding the highest esteem of her neighbors. She never turned a beggar away hungry. She had many friends, and no known enemies. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church, observing the Bible injunction of bringing up her children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord, her entire family being in the Lord's service. Buried at Strasburg Mennonite Church where a large concourse of relatives and friends had assembled to witness the solemn rites.. Funeral services by Amos B. Hoover and John B. Senger at the house, and by Elias Groff and C. M. Brackbill at the church. Text, Psa. 35:8-10.
Transcriber's note: Given age is not consistent with birth and death dates.
Carey. - John Carey was born in Potter Co., Pa., Aug.
1, 1832. At the outbreak of the Civil War he enlisted in the Union
Army. He was wounded in one of his limbs by a piece of a shell,
and bore traces of his injury to his death. When he came west
he settled within a few miles of Elkhart, Ind., and opened up
a farm. Later he moved into the city of Elkhart, and for 27 years
he was an employee of one of our manufacturing institutions. He
discontinued his work in the factory seven years ago, sometime
after the death of his wife. His only daughter, Mrs. John Young,
died last September. He leaves no immediate relatives. He died
suddenly of heart trouble Feb. 13, 1916, at the home of his son-in-law,
aged 83 y. 6 m. 12 d. On Sunday, while dinner was being prepared,
as he was pleasantly talking with friends, he suddenly pressed
his hand to his side, and said, "I feel rather bad; this
is a sort of different" - and before aid could reach him,
he passed away. Truly in the midst of life, we are in death. Services
were conducted at the home by John F. Funk, from I Pet. 1:24,
25. We trust that all who attended these services may be ready
when the Son of man cometh to call us home.
John F. Funk.
Hilty. - Elizabeth Thut Hilty was born in Weinsburg, Ohio, May 17, 1843; died of paralysis at her home near Nampa, Ida., Jan, 21. 1916; aged 72 y. 9 m. 4 d. She was married to David Hilty April 26, 1866. To this union were born 12 children, the husband and 4 children preceded her in death. She is survived by 3 sons and 5 daughters (John A., Geo. B., Louisa F., Mrs. Daniel Shenk, Mrs. A. M. Shenk, Tena Burkholder, Mrs. J. P. Bontrager, and Mrs. A. P. Mishler), 33 grandchildren, 4 sisters. Both rich and poor were alike welcomed by her, she being especially thoughtful of and willing to help those in need. Ofttimes homeless children were cared for beneath her sheltering roof. She will be remembered especially by her loyalty to God and the Church; being a member of the Mennonite Church for more than fifty years and departed this life with the full assurance of meeting her God in peace. Services were held at the Nampa Home Mission which was largely attended. Services were conducted by F. H. Eby of Payette, Ida. Text, (selected by deceased) II Cor. 4:17-5:2. Interment in the Antioch Cemetery.
Detweiler. - Solomon Z. Detweiler was born in Mifflin
Co., Pa., Dec. 18, 1841; died at his home in West Liberty, Ohio,
Feb. 3, 1916; aged 74 y. 1 m. 16 d. He was united in marriage
to Elizabeth Mateer, Dec. 25, 1873. To this union were born 6
children. 4 of whom, with the wife, survive. They are Mrs. Fannie
E. Bowers, Mrs. Emma Branam, Mrs. C. C. Helfrich, and Kathryn.
He also leaves 2 sisters, Mrs. Fannie Plank and Mrs. Rebecca Hartzler.
In his youth he united with the Amish Mennonite Church, and had
since been a faithful member. On Jan. 1, 1915, he was stricken
with paraylsis, from which he never fully recovered. He had also
for years been a sufferer from rheumatism, but always bore his
suffering with great patience. Jan. 27, 1916, he took suddenly
ill with acute indigestion, and later kidney trouble developed
which resulted in his death. He had always been an energetic,
hard working man and a successful farmer until his health failed.
He was a good, influential citizen, and his honest, upright way
of living won for him a large circle of friends.
"Father, thou hast left us lonely,
Sorrow fills our hearts today,
But beyond this vale of sorrow,
Tears will all be wiped away."
Funeral services were conducted at the Bethel Church Saturday afternoon Bro. S. E. Allgyer, assisted by Bro. J. J. Warye. Interment in Fair View Cemetery.
Transcriber's note: "paraylsis" is as spelled in the original.
Good. - Bro. Christian Good died of complications of diseases at his home near Dayton, Va., Feb. 17, 1916; aged 73 y. 5 m. 14 d. He was born near Harrisonburg, Va., Sept. 3, 1842. On Dec. 24, 1863, he married Sister Annie Heatwole, who died July 2, 1889. To this union were born 8 sons and 1 daughter. Three of his sons, Solomon R., Aaron C., and Daniel W., now live near Sterling, Ill., Aaron C. being the minister of the Mennonite Church at that place. Samuel E. Good was ordained a minister in the same congregation July 10, 1904, and died Aug. 30, 1905. The other 5 children are living near Dayton, Va. On Feb. 12, 1891, he married Sarah Wenger, who died Feb. 23, 1892. On Nov. 9, 1893, he married Annie Breneman of Elida, O., who survives him. Bro. Good united with the Mennonite Church possibly the first of the year 1861. Not long after this his faith was put to a severe test. He was drafted into the Confederate army. He very reluctantly obeyed the call. He carried the carnal weapon, and though but a youth he possessed the courage of a Daniel. He purposed in his heart not to take the life of his fellowman, choosing "to obey God rather than man." This was known to the officer in charge. After a battle his captain said to him, "Did you shoot?" He answered, "No." The captain spoke roughly, ridiculed, and threatened to court martial him if he did so again. After another engagement the captain asked the question again, "Did you shoot?" Bro. Good again answered "No," expecting him to carry out his threat, but he did not molest him. Soon after this he was relieved from service by paying a fine. Bro. Good filled many important positions in the Church. About the year 1870 he was appointed chorister for the Bank Church. On Jan. 21, 1883, he was ordained deacon. On June 26, 1887, be was ordained a minister. On Nov. 29, 1914, he was ordained bishop. On May 13, 1892, he was elected Moderator of the Virginia Conference which position he held at the time of his death. He faithfully and conscientiously performed the duties all those positions required of him. He was a man of sound judgment, an able counsellor, a good speaker, an influential personal worker. He traveled extensively and was well and favorably known in many of the northern and western churches. He took a great interest in the West Virginia field of labor. He made many trips across the mountains, through heat and cold. Sometimes even endangering his life crossing swollen streams. He was a regular attendant at the church service, Sabbath or week days. His seat was seldom vacant though sometimes he had to travel long distances to fill his place. He faithfully visited the sick, and was kind to the needy. In his labors of love he left a noble example for others to follow. In his demise his family lost one who was much interested in their temporal and spiritual welfare; the community an honest citizen, neighbor, and friend; the church a noble, consecrated Christian worker. During his sickness of about three weeks, he at different times expressed his desire to get well. He thought his work was not finished but expressed his willingness to be resigned to the Lord's will. The following lines are a beautiful tribute to his memory:
The Master's call he was ready to obey
He faltered not, in the midst of the fray,
"For in order he marched in the van of the host.
He fell like a soldier, he died at his post,
Oh, can we the words of his exit forget?
Oh, no, they are fresh in our memory yet.
An example so faithful should never be lost.
He fell like a soldier, he died at his post."
The funeral service, which was largely attended, was held at the Weaver Church on the 19th. It was conducted by four bishop brethren. L. J. Heatwole read I Sam. 1:17-27 for the opening lesson, David Garber spoke from II Tim. 4:6-8, and was followed by A. P. Heatwole and Lewis Shank, after which his body was laid to rest in the cemetery near by.
Transcriber's note: "counsellor" is spelled as in the original.
Transcribed by: Carl M. Metzler, Goshen, Indiana
Stoltzfus. - Levi M., son of David L. and Katie Stoltzfus, died of blood poisoning Feb. 22, 1916; aged 18 y. 7 m. 22 d. Deceased is survived by father, mother, 5 sisters, 2 brothers. One brother preceded him to the spirit world. Funeral services Feb. 24 by Christ Glick, buried in the Plank Cemetery, Lancaster Co., Pa.
Yoder. - Joseph J. Yoder of Davidsville, Pa., was born Aug. 23, 1874; died Feb. 9, 1916; aged 42 y. 5 m. 16 d. He is survived by his wife, 2 children, and many relatives and friends. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for 22 years. Funeral services at the Blough Church on the 11th by S. G. Shetler and James Saylor. Interment in the cemetery near the church.
Transcriber's note: Given age is not consistent with birth and death dates.
Martin. - Ruth Irene, daughter of Bro. Christian and Sister Jane Martin of near Pinola, Pa., died very suddenly of convulsions Feb. 19, 1916; aged 3 y. 3 m. 19 d. She is survived by her parents, 2 sister and 1 brother. Funeral Feb. 21 at the Row Church. The services were conducted by the brethren, Jos. E. Lehman at the house and W. W. Hege at the church from II Kings 4:26.
Loucks. - Ernest Truman Loucks was born July 19, 1910; died at the McPherson hospital, after an operation for peritonitis, Jan. 29, 1916; aged 8 y. 4 m. 10 d. He was the oldest child of Joseph and Clara Loucks of Canton, Kans., who with 4 brothers and 1 sister survive him. He is greatly missed in the home. His sickness caused him much pain and suffering, but he endured with patience and expressed a desire to go to Jesus and the angels. Funeral services were held at the Springs Valley Church on Feb. 1, conducted by D. A. Diener. Text, Mark 19:14.
Family researcher note: "The age listed doesn't match
up with the birth and death dates. " -- Don Loux
Miller. - Bro. Hampton Miller died of heart failure at his home near Harrisonburg, Va., Feb. 10, 1916; aged 69 y. 3 m. 26 d. He had been in failing health for some time, and was found dead in the barnyard. He is said to have lived a moral life till about a year ago when he found that he lacked the most needful thing, a holy, consecrated life. He was then received into the Mennonite Church by baptism, and remained a member until death. Funeral services were held at the New Erection Church on the 12th conducted by S. H. Rhodes and Peter J. Garber from John 11:25, after which his body was interred in the cemetery near by.
Eschliman. - David H. Eschliman of North Lawrence, Ohio, was born Oct. 10, 1862; died Feb. 17, 1916; aged 53 y. 4 m. 7 d. On Nov. 21, 1889, he was married to Barbara A. Kornhaus, to which union were born 6 children, Ira, Anna, Edna, Mabel, Esther, and Roy, all of whom with the mother are living and were present at the funeral services, mourning the loss of a kind and loving father and a devoted companion. In the spring of 1897 he and his companion accepted Christ as their personal Savior and joined the Mennonite Church, to which fellowship he remained true until death. Funeral services were conducted by Bro. I. W. Royer assisted by Pastor Fry of the North Lawrence U. B. Church. Interment in the Pleasant View Cemetery.
Hostetler. - Daniel J. Hostetler was born June 16, 1843; died Feb. 9, 1916; aged 72 y. 7 m. 23 d. He was married to Sarah Hershberger Dec. 2, 1866. They lived in matrimony 49 y. 2 m. 7 d. To this union were born 5 sons and 5 daughters. One son preceded him. He leaves his widow, 4 sons, 5 daughters, 46 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild, 1 sister, and a host of relatives and friends. His funeral was held Feb. 13 at the Walnut Creek, Ohio, Amish Mennonite Church. Buried in the cemetery near by. Was a life long member of the Amish Mennonite Church, attended services regularly as long as he could. About six years ago he had a stroke of apoplexy from which he gradually grew weaker till a few days before he died he had another stroke which ended his life. Service by Corsin Mast, S. H. Miller (Deut. 31:14,15), and M. A. Mast (Heb. 4:9).
Risser. - Mary Blanche, youngest child of Bro. and Sister
Elam H. Risser, Lititz, Pa., died Feb. 15, 1916, of a complication
of diseases; aged 5 y. 5 m. 27 d. She was sick for about two weeks,
but never enjoyed good health. Besides her parents she is survived
by 2 sisters (Anna and Miriam), 1 brother (Martin), 1 grandfather,
and 2 grandmothers.
The funeral was held Feb. 19. Short service at the house conducted by Bro. J. H. Hershey, and at the Lititz Mennonite Church by Bros. Noah Landis and J. H. Hershey. Text, Luke 8:52: "She is not dead but sleepeth." Interment in Hess' Cemetery.
"Through all pain at times she'd smile,
A smile of heavenly birth;
And when the angels called her home,
She smiled farewell to earth,
Heaven retaineth now our treasure,
Earth the lonely casket keeps;
And the sunbeams love to linger,
Where our darling Mary sleeps."
By her aunt.
Buchwalter. - Martin Buchwalter, a retired farmer, residing
at Paradise, Pa., was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Sept. 15, 1842;
died at his home Feb. 1, 1916, of heart and kidney trouble; aged
73 y. 4 m. 16 d. He was married to Lydia A. Lefever Oct. 29, 1876.
They both attended and a few years later joined the Mennonite
Church. Seven children were born into the home, the oldest of
which died in infancy and the others all survive. His wife, 16
grandchildren, and 2 brothers and 3 sisters also survive. Brief
funeral services were held at the house conducted by Bro. John
Senger and further services at Paradise Mennonite Church by Bro.
C. M. Brackbill. The body was laid to rest in Strasburg Mennonite
Cemetery. He was of a quiet and peaceful disposition and a kind
and loving father. His presence in the home is certainly missed.
"Farewell, dear father; but not forever,
There will be a glorious dawn;
We shall meet to part - no never,
On the resurrection morn."
Graber. - Lizzie Nebel Graber was born in Henry Co., Ia., Apr. 10, 1872; died at her home near Noble, Ia., Feb. 1, 1916; aged 43 y. 9 m. 21 d. She was married to John C. Graber Dec. 31, 1908. This union was blessed with 10 children - two pair of twins, the oldest twins 14 and the other twins but 3 years old; two died in infancy. She leaves to mourn her early departure husband, 5 sons, 3 daughters, 5 sisters, 3 brothers and a host of friends. She accepted Christ as her Savior in her youth and in that faith she died. She was sick with pneumonia and was well on the way to recovery, remarking to the nurse the day before, "I want to behave real well so I will get out of bed soon and get the girls to school again" - and in the twinkling of an eye the death angel came and took her out of our midst where she was so much needed but we have the confidence that our loss is but her gain. Funeral services were conducted at the Eicher Church near Noble, Iowa, by her pastor, S. M. Musselman, assisted by S. Gingerich and P. Stuckey. Text, Job 16:22-17:1. Her body was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery.
Stineman. - Ezra, son of Jonas and Lydia Steinman, was born in Miama Co., Ind., Dec. 26, 1878; died near Denver, Colo., Feb. 9, 1916; aged 37 y. 1 m. 14 d. Bro. Ezra united in early life with the Mennonite Church, Howard and Miama congregation, and continued a consistent and active member up to the time of leaving his home community. Several times be served in the capacity of Sunday school superintendent, served in that capacity when he left for the West. He continued to live a Christian life until his heavenly Father called him home. He went West in Dec., 1903, and in 1907 he located near Denver, Colo., where he resided until death. His death was caused by heart trouble. It came very suddenly and unexpectedly. Word of his serious illness and of his death reached his folks in Indiana at the same time. He leaves to mourn his departure a father, 4 brothers, and 1 sister. His mother, 1 sister, and 1 brother preceded him to the spirit world. His body reached Amboy, Ind., on the 14th where the undertaker conveyed it to the home of his father. Funeral on the 15th at the Mennonite Church. Services at the house by Bro. J. S. Horner, and at the church by Bro. E. A. Mast from John 5:24-29. Buried in Schrock Cemetery.
Transcriber's note: Family name is spelled two different ways; "Miama" is a misspelling of Miami.
Zimmerman. - Bro. Levi Zimmerman of near Camp Hill,
Pa., was born Dec. 12, 1860, fell peacefully asleep Feb. 15, 1916;
aged 55 y. 2 m. 3 d. The cause of his death was pyresis, being
sick not quite 2 weeks, his death came as a shock to his many
friends. He was a faithful member of the Slate Hill Mennonite
Church for almost 29 years. He was married to Kate R. Bucher of
near Lititz, Pa., and lived happily together for almost 28 years.
He is survived by a sorrowing companion and 6 children (Benjamin,
Susan, Joseph, Katie, Fannie, and Levi). and 1 grandchild, who
mourn the loss of a loving husband and grandfather. He will be
missed in the home, church, and Sunday school, where he taught
a class of boys, many of whom confessed Christ in the meetings
held by Bro. C. F. Derstine during his illness. He was always
interested in the welfare of his family, the Church and Sunday
school, especially the boys in his class. When health permitted
he was seldom missing from his class. Funeral services were held
on Feb. 18, at the house by Bro. David Miller, and at the Slate
Hill Church by Bro. John W. Weaver (Text, II Cor. 4:17,18; 5:1),
and Bro. Miller (Text, Psa. 119:75). Interment in the adjoining
Cemetery. Peace to his ashes.
"Dearest father, we do miss thee,
When we see thy vacant chair;
When we look around to see thee
Naught but sorrow see we there."
Kauffman - Leah (King) Kauffman was born Mar. 28, 1846, in Huntingdon, Pa.; died at her home near West Liberty, O., Feb. 13, 1916; aged 69 y. 19* m. 15 d. She was united in marriage to Jacob A. Kauffman Feb. 8, 1870. To this union were born 9 children, all of whom survive her except one - Mary, who preceded her 19 years ago. At the age of 15 she united with the Amish Mennonite Church and remained a faithful member till the call came. The greater part of her married life was spent in Logan and Champaign counties. Her cheerful dispositon and sunny smile won for her a large circle of friends. Within the last two years she had suffered frequent attacks of asthma which finally affected her heart and resulted in her death. But her sickness was borne patiently. Her desire and willingness to do something for her Master was manifest in the many comforts and quilts she pieced for the sewing circle. She was a great lover of books, especially the Bible. As a kind and loving companion and mother her place can never be filled again.
"0h! let our thoughts be turned to Thee,
For Thou hast made us; we are Thine.
What once we loved is gone; but Thou art here,
Soothing the pain, and giving more
Of Thine own truth and power - we know
Our mother lives with Thee, where yet
Our love ascends; hence all is well;
We linger here to wait with Thee."
She leaves to mourn her departure her husband, 8 children (Sam , Mrs. J. Y. Smucker, Anthony, Mrs. J. Y. Hartzler, Levi, Loma, Mabel and Manuel), 1 sister, 21 grandchildren, and a host of friends. Funeral services were held at Oak Grove Church Thursday afternoon, conducted by Bro. S. E. Allgyer, assisted by Bro. E. B. Stoltzfus. Interment in South Union Cemetery.
*Note: 19 months should be 10 months - from D. Richard Miller, who has her death certificate.
Transcriber's note: "dispositon" is as spelled in the original.
Transcribed by: Carl M. Metzler, Goshen, Indiana
Zook. - Theresa Zook died on Feb. 29, 1916, at the Mennonite O. P. Home, where she had her home over 9 years. Her age was 74 y. 8 m. 5 d. Funeral services at the Home Mar. 2, after which her body was shipped to Middlebury, Ind., where services were held on Mar. 4, in the Mennonite Church. Burial in the Oak Ridge Cemetery.
Holtzworth. - Elmer Holtzworth, only child of Albert
and Mary Holtzworth, was born Mar. 4, 1915; died Feb. 27, 1916;
aged 11 m. 27 d. Funeral Mar. 1 conducted by M. S. Hallman. Text,
Mal. 3:17. Burial at the Latchar Mennonite Church.
"Father, mother, though you loved me
Yet I could not with you stay
For the angels that hovered o'er me
Called and summoned me away."
Boshart. - Anna Kennel Boshart was born in Canada Jan. 5, 1864; died Feb. 29, 1916; aged 52 y. 1 m. 24 d. She leaves to mourn her departure husband, 2 sons (Daniel and David) and many relatives and friends. We hope she has gone on before to meet her Savior in glory. Funeral services were held at Pigeon River Church near Pigeon, Mich., Mar. 14, conducted by Bros. S. J. Swartzendruber and M. S. Zehr. Texts I Thes. 4:18, Matt. 24:42-44. The body was laid to rest in the cemetery near the church.
Lehman. - Sister Fannie D. Lehman died Mar. 1, 1916, after a lingering illness; aged 30 y. 11 m. 12 d. She gave her heart and life to Jesus at the age of 16 years, and amid her sufferings she lived faithful in His service until death. She realized that she had no abiding city here, and said she was ready to go. She selected her own text (Psa. 39:4), and spoke of other things in connection with her funeral. She is survived by 2 sisters . Funeral March 4 at Chambersburg, Pa., Mennonite Church conducted by the brethren, Daniel Kuhns and W. W. Hege.
Zimmerman. - Bro. Peter E. Zimmerman was born in York Co., Pa., June 6, 1834; died at his home in Elkwood, Pa., Jau. 21, 1916; aged 81 y. 7 m. 15 d. He was sick 7 weeks, which he bore with patience. He was a man of good habits and always in a good humor and had a smile for every one he met. He will be missed in the home, where he lived as well as in his seat in the Slate Hill Mennonite Church, of which he was a member. He is survived by one son (William). Funeral services conducted by John Moseman and Samuel Hess. Interment in St. John's cemetery.
Transcriber's note: "Jau" is as spelled in the original.
Koch. - Sister Barbara, wife of Belty Koch, Sr., was born Jan. 1, 1840; died Feb. 20, 1916; aged 75 y. 8 m. 19 d. She was a faithful member of the Blooming Glen Mennonite Church and a good, kindhearted mother. She leaves to mourn her departure a husband, 2 sons, and 4 daughters. She was indeed a true mother in Israel which the Church can hardly afford to lose. She was singing, praying, and repeating German hymns to the very last and longed to go home to her Savior where pain and sorrow shall cease. "Sie ist ncht mehr die treue seele Ach unsere mutter ist nicht mehr."
Transcriber's note: Given age is not consistent with birth and death dates.
Sands. - Mary Sands, wife of David Sands (who died at Lewistown, Mich., a number of years ago), was born Dec. 24. 1840; died at her home in Lewistown, Mich., Feb. 24, after an illness of a little over two weeks; aged 75 y. 2 m. She had resided in Oscoda Co., Mich., about 30 years and spent the last 9 years in Lewistown. She united with the Mennonite Church about a year ago. She leaves 2 sons (John Spoor of Grayling and Theodore Spoor of Mio), and a number of other relatives and friends to mourn her loss. Short services were held at the house, Bro. Menno Esch officiating. Interment besides her late husband in Oscoda Co.
Moyer. - Evelyn Magdalene, daughter of Bro. Harvey and
Alma Moyer, was born Feb. 19, 1911; died Feb. 26, 1916, at her
home in Blooming GIen, Pa., aged 5 y. 7 d. This little darling
suffered for about six weeks from Bright's disease, and then went
to the One who said, "Suffer the little children to come
unto me and forbid them not, for of such is the kingdom of Heaven."
Just before she died she said, "I want to say my prayers
once more," and then in a clear, angelic voice said,
"Now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray Thee, Lord, my soul to keep,
If I should die before I wake
I pray Thee, Lord, my soul to take."
Schultz. - David, son of Noah and Annie Schultz, Waterloo
Co., Ont., was born July 1, 1907; died at their home Feb. 5, 1916;
aged 8 y. 7 m. 4 d. Cause of death was by his younger brother
accidentally dropping a pitchfork from the silo which pierced
his brains and almost instantly killed him. He leaves to mourn
his early departure father and mother, 3 brothers, 4 sisters.
Davey was a bright boy and is sadly missed by the family. Funeral
services at the Mornington A. M Church Feb. 5, 1916, by Peter
Spenler (Text, Mark 10:14) and Nicklous Nafziger (Text, Jno. 13:7).
The remains were laid in the adjoining cemetery. The bereaved
family have the heartfelt sympathy of the whole community.
Mann.- Mrs. William Mann was born in Lapeer Co., Mich., in 1852; died at the home of one of her brothers three miles west of Rose City, aged 64 years. Death was caused by diabetes, after about 2 years' illness. While still young she moved to the locality near Rose City, Mich., where she spent about 40 years of her life. The last years of her life were spent in Lewiston, Mich., where she was highly respected by all who knew her. She united with the Mennonite Church about a year ago, and was faithful in attendance until her health failed. She went to Rose City last fall where she was when the end came. She leaves her husband, an adopted boy, 3 sisters, and 2 brothers. Funeral services at the Free Methodist Church, Chas Oaks officiating. Burial in Free Methodist Cemetery.
Koch. - David R. Koch was born Sept. 1, 1840; died Feb. 23, 1916; aged 75 y. 23 d. On Oct. 21, 1861, he was married to Elizabeth Reichert. To this union were born 12 children of whom 2 preceded him. He leaves a sorrowing widow, 6 sons, 4 daughters, a number of grandchildren, and many friends and acquaintances to mourn his departure. He united with the Mennonite Church early in life and remained faithful to the end. He was of a hopeful, cheerful disposition, and seemed to see the bright side of things. He always had a kindly smile for everybody, and his cheerful face will be missed in the home and in the church where he always attended regularly if health permitted. During the last few weeks of his life he suffered from a complication of diseases from which he patiently waited to be relieved, being ready and anxious to exchange mortal suffering for immortal glory. Funeral services Feb. 26, by Bishous Jonas Snider and Abr. Gingerich. Interment in Conestoga Cemetery.
Transcriber's note: "Bishous" is as spelled in the original.
Lindahl. - Kathryn, daughter of Otto and Ingrid Lindahl, was born in Chicago, Ill., on Nov. 11, 1897; died at the same place on Jan. 17, 1916; aged 18 y. 3 m. 15 d. On Jan. 11, 1912, she united with the Mennonite Church but two years later other interests drew her away. About a year ago she became afflicted with tuberculosis and it was while that disease was slowly drawing her toward the grave that she again made peace with her Savior and four days before she died she was reinstated as a member of the Church. One of the things she deplored was that she had wasted those two years and needed to go to her Savior almost empty-handed. God can work wonders when He is given opportunity and He used the testimony of our sister to draw a number of souls to Himself. On the day after the funeral the father came to the Mission and when opportunity was given accepted Christ as his Savior. She leaves to mourn her departure father, mother, 2 sisters, 1 brothers, and many friends and relatives. Their tears of grief were seasoned with the joy and hope which her last words gave when she joyfully said she was glad to go and be with her Savior. Funeral services were held at the Mennonite Gospel Mission and conducted by A. M. Eash. Texts, Jno. 14:1 and Rev. 13:14. Burial at Mt. Greenwood Cemetery.
Miller. - Christian S. Miller was born Feb. 22, 1830, in the township of Wilmot, where he lived until the time of his death. He was married to Maria Roth Feb. 2, 1851, with whom he lived in matrimony 40 y. 8 m. 27 d. To them were born 8 children (Maria, Jacob, Barbara, Rudy, Mattie, Katie, Fannie, Christian) all are living in Waterloo Co. except Jacob, who lives in Alberta. After fighting the battles of a widower's life for 24 y. 3 m. 27 d. he departed this life on Feb. 25, 1916, at the ripe old age of 86 y. 3 d., leaving to mourn his departure 6 children (1 adopted), 48 grandchildren, and 56 great-grandchildren. Funeral Feb. 29 conducted at the house by Bro. D. Steinman and at the Steinman Church by Bro. E. J. Berkey in English (text, II Cor. 5:1) and Bro. Eli Frey in German (text, Jno. 3:36; 5:24). Burial in cemetery near by.
"His face on earth we see no more,
But hope to meet on other shore."
Mellinger. - Amos K. Mellinger was born in Lancaster
Co., Pa., Feb. 2, 1883; died Jan. 8, 1916; aged 32 y. 11 m. 6
d. He leaves a bereaved wife and 8 small children (Elizabeth,
Anna, William, Amos, Alvin, Erma, Marion, and Jacob); also his
father and 4 sisters and 4 brothers. He united with the Mennonite
Church before his marriage. He was a kind and loving father and
well liked by all his friends and neighbors, ready to lend a helping
hand. He died very suddenly, getting up early to get ready for
market, fed his horses, and just got into the house when he fell
over, dead. He had been ailing quite a while from heart trouble.
Funeral Jan. 11 at the New Danville Mennonite Church conducted
by Bros. Aaron Harnish, Abram Herr, and Jacob Thomas. Text, Rev.
"Weep not, for his toils are over;
Weep not, for his race is run;
God grant that we may rest as calmly
When our work, like his, is done."
Saltzman. - Magdalena (Bellar) Saltzman was born in Lorraine, France, Aug. 20, 1830; died at the home of her son-in-law, Joseph Stalter, near Flanagan, Ill., Feb. 29, 1916; aged 85 y. 6 in. 9 d. At the age of 12 she united with the Amish Mennonite Church and remained a faithful member until called up higher. She came to this country in 1843 and in 1857 was married to Jacob Saltzman who preceded her in death June 23, 1909. To this union were born 4 boys and 2 girls, 5 of whom survive her (Peter, John, Benjamin, Mary M. Schertz, Elizbeth A. Stalter). One son Joseph and 5 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren preceded her to the spirit world. She has not been able to leave home for a number of years. She bore her sufferings patiently. Her desire was to depart and be with Christ. Funeral services were held at the house Mar. 2nd, by Bro. D. W. Slagel and Bro. George Summer. Text, Mark 14:8, latter clause. She was laid to rest in the Baughman Cemetery. Peace to her ashes.
Zook. - Enoch A. Zook was born in Mifflin Co., Pa., Aug. 31, 1848; died near Belleville, Pa., Feb. 10, 1916; aged 67 y. 5 m. 9 d. He was converted in his young years and united with the A. M. Church. At the age of 24 he was married to Rachel Hooley. To this union was born 1 son. His first wife died in June, 1877. In 1880 he married Lydia Plank. To this marriage were born 2 sons and 2 daughters. His last years of declining health were lived in the same spirit of cheerfulness which characterized all his life and which is so well remembered by all who knew him. He was for many years a deacon in the church so dear to his heart. He was untiring in his efforts to advance the cause of the great Master and to build up the Church. By word and example he influenced others to live the Christian life. He was preceded to the spirit world by his first wife and daughter (Katie). He survived by his wife, 4 children (J. A., S. E., P. A., and Emma M.) and 6 grandchildren. The funeral services were held from the A. M. Church Feb. 13, by J. H. Byler and E. H. Kanagy.
Brunk. - Sister Minerva Brunk, daughter of John and
Martha Emory, died after about two weeks' illness from pneumonia
at the home of her son, Jesse Brunk, 9 miles southeast of Inman,
Kans., Feb. 23, 1916; aged 74 y. 6 m. 9 d. She was married to
John W. Brunk, formerly of Virginia and later of Illinois, Nov.
9, 1865. She leaves 2 sons (Elhanan and Jesse) and 1 daughter
(Mrs. Nellie Ford). The 3 children and 11 grand children were
present during her sickness, death, and burial. She was a member
of the M. E. Church. She is "gone but not forgotten.'
May her departure be to join the heavenly host,
While those on earth can mourn who loved her most.
Funeral services at the West Liberty Mennonite Church conducted by Bros. C. D. Yoder and J. B. Brunk. Text, Heb. 11:8-10; 13:14. A large congregation met to pay their last tribute of respect to one who was known far and near.
Haverstick. - Bro. Henry H. Haverstick was born Feb.
2, 1857, near Washington Boro, Pa.; died in the Lancaster General
Hospital Feb. 25, 1916, the third day after undergoing an operation;
aged 59 y. 23 d. Bro. Haverstick was thrice married. His first
wife being Sister Emma Lehman, daughter of the late Pre. Benj.
Lehman. She died July 15, 1887. To this union were born 2 children,
Lehman and Harvey L., the latter surviving. His second wife was
Sister Elizabeth B. Newcomer, daughter of Pre. Jacob K. Newcomer.
Two children were born to this union of whom Mabel N. survives.
She died Feb. 24, 1910. Afterwards he was married to Elizabeth
C. Habecker, who survives him. He was a farmer most of his life,
took an active interest in Sunday School work, being Supt. at
Habecker's Church for 14 years. He was called to the ministry
Jan 22, 1907. His health failed and he spent some time at Jamesburg
Sanitarium, N. J. One brother (John M.), and 2 sisters (Emma,
wife of Cephas Hostetter and Mattie, wife of John C. Habecker)
survive. Funeral was held Feb. 29 at Habecker's Church. A large
concourse of people attended these services. Bishops Noah Landis,
C. M. Brackbill, Benjamin Weaver. and Abram B. Herr officiated.
Text, II Tim. 4:6-8. Interment in cemetery adjoining.
His co-laborer, J. C. Habecker.
Newcomer. - On Feb. 17, 1916, at his home near Woodbury,
Pa., Christian Newcomer passed to his eternal reward; aged 72
y. 9 m. 11 d. Bro. Newcomer peacefully fell asleep in the blessed
assurance of salvation through Christ his Savior, having accepted
Him by faith several years ago, and was a devoted member of the
Mennonite Church from that time till God took him home. We shall
never forget the blessed experience he had when he made a full
surrender to God, by giving up his uncertain trust in his own
good works, and moral attainments (which, from a worldly standpoint
were exemplary), and confessing Jesus Christ as his personal Savior.
From that time on to his death he seemed to be happy in the saving
grace of God and the blessed fellowship of His Son through the
Spirit. Bro. Newcomer will be missed in a special way. Because
of his gift and ability in helping the sick and afflicted he was
called far and near to help relieve the sick and suffering, but
his labors here below are ended. His sorrowing widow will miss
him most of all. May the widow's God be her comfort and sustain
her till they meet to part no more. Two brothers and one sister
also mourn the departure of their brother, may they be prepared
to meet over there is our prayer. Funeral services on the 20th
at the Woodbury Lutheran Church was largely attended the writer
officiating, assisted by Bro. J. N. Durr. Text, Rev. 21:4; I Cor.
Transcribed by: Carl M. Metzler, Goshen, Indiana
Nissley. - Alvin H. Nissley, 11 year old son of Bro. Christian N. Nissley, died March 1, 1916, after a lingering illness of several months. The public school of which he was a pupil attended his funeral which was held at Millersville, Pa., Mennonite Church March 4. Bros. J. C. Habecker and John K. Charles conducted the services. Text, II Kings 4:26, last clause.
Holsworth. - Elmer, infant and only son of Bro. Albert and Sister Mary Ann Holsworth, was born March 4, 1915; died Feb. 27, 1916; aged 11 m. 24 d. Funeral services were held on March 1 at the Latchar Mennonite Church by Bro. Manasseh Hallman. Text, Mal. 3:17. Bro. Hallman preached a very impressive sermon, admonishing us of our duty toward God and our fellowman.
Bontrager. - Wilbur D., infant son of Bro. Wm. and Sister Stella Bontrager, Elkhart Co., Ind., was born Jan. 24, 1916, and died the 29th; aged 5 days. Just a bud on earth to bloom in heaven. The father and mother, sister Wilma and brother Willis are left to mourn his early departure. May God comfort their hearts with the thought that their darling is safe, very safe. Services at the home on the afternoon of the 30th were conducted by John Garber from Psa. 16:6.
Pfeil. - John Pfeil was born in Somerset Co., Pa., Dec. 20, 1884; died Feb. 10, 1916; aged 31 y. 1 m. 21 d. He was afflicted with consumption for several years and this caused his death. He was a member of the Lutheran Church in Johnstown, Pa. He is survived by a wife and 1 son. His parents and brothers and sisters all preceded him to the spirit world, except one brother. Services were conducted by H. S. Rhodes and S. G. Shetler in the Maxham Lutheran Church, and interment was made in the Grand View Cemetery.
Eiman. - Daniel Eiman was born in Germany, Oct. 15, 1842; died Feb, 27, 1916, aged 73 y. 4 m. 14 d. He was married to Barbara Zehr who preceded him to the great beyond in 1886. He leaves to mourn 4 sons, 4 daughters, 31 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild. In his youth he joined the Mennonite Church, later on he was reunited to the Amish Mennonite Church at Pigeon, Mich. Funeral services at the Sugar Creek Church, near Wayland, Iowa, by Daniel Graber and Simon Gingerich.
Oesch. - Melvin Reuben, infant and only son of Bro.
and Sister John and Mattie Oesch, of near New Dundee, Ont., died
very suddenly of pneumonia, March 6, 1916; aged 3 m. 21 d. He
is survived by parents and grandparents. Funeral at the home by
Bro. Christian Gascho and at St. Agatha Church by Bros. Christian
Litwiller and D. D. Kauffman. Interment in cemetery near by.
"We miss you, little Melvin, dear,
From your familiar place;
We do not hear your little song,
Nor see your smiling face."
Weaver. - Christina Weaver was born Jan. 15, 1837; died Jan. 27, 1916; aged 79 y. 11 d. She is survived by two children, Uriah and Mrs. Jane Shaffer, both of Scalp Level, Pa., and by one brother, E. C. Weaver of Airlie, Oreg., one half-brother, Abram C. Weaver of Scalp Level, Pa., one sister, Mrs. Susie Wingard of Elton, Pa. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for many years. Funeral services were conducted in the Weaver Church by S. G. Shetler, assisted by Hiram Wingard, and interment was made in the Weaver Cemetery.
Hood. - On March 1, 1916, at the home for incurables, Toronto, Ont., Bro. George Hood closed this life in the 63rd year of his age. Bro. Hood, for the last 10 years, was in a condition that he could do nothing, and for the last 6 years was in a helpless condition, and up to that time was living in sin, so the Lord came with power convincing him that in sin no man can enter heaven, so he gave his heart to Him in making a full surrender and living a devoted Christian life to his end. His end came very suddenly. On the morning of his death he took a stroke of paralysis and passed away at once. Funeral took place on the 3rd at the Mennonite Church, Stouffville, conducted by Bro. Samuel Wideman. Text selected by departed, Psa, 23:4.
Weaver. - Moses B. Weaver was born in Berks Co., Pa., June 19, 1826. When 9 years of age he moved with his parents to Mahoning Co., Ohio, where he grew to manhood. On Sept. 15, 1853, he was united in marriage to Jane Detweiler of Fairfield Co., Ohio, where they resided seven years. In Nov., 1860, they moved to Elkhart Co., Ind., where they resided till death. Bro. Weaver died Feb. 26, 1916; aged 89 y. 8 m. 7 d. His wife died Dec 31, 1893. To this union were born 12 children of whom 3 died in infancy. The 9 who survive are: Mrs. S. M. Weaver, John D., Mrs. S. P. Detweiler, Emma, Harvey C., Henry, Ira D., Frank M., and Jennie Weaver. One brother, Aaron Weaver, 11 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren and many other relatives survive. Funeral services were held at the Yellow Creek Mennonite Church, to which both Bro. and Sister Weaver belonged. Bro. Paul E. Whitmer was in charge of the services.
King. - Oren, son of Seth and Nora King, Amboy, Ind., was born Aug. 29, 1909; died March 1, 1916; aged 6 y. 6 m 2 d. His affliction was of but few days, having died of laryngitis. Little Oren's school life was limited to only a few months yet it was long enough for him to show a great interest in school work and win the love of all his schoolmates. This love was shown the next day after his death when his teacher requested that each pupil write words with four letters in them and when she gathered the papers she found that nearly every one had written the word "Oren." The death of Oren has broken the home circle here, but has started one in heaven and when death has called the last of the circle from here may it complete the circle there. He leaves to mourn their loss father, mother, 1 sister, 4 brothers and many relatives and friends. Funeral at Mennonite Church March 4 conducted by J. S. Horner from Rev. 20: 12. Buried in the Schrock Cemetery.
Cranin. - Albert N., son of William and Malissa A. Cranin, was born Sept. 22, 1883, in Adams Co., Ind.; died Mar. 6, 1916, at Oak Forest, Ill.; aged 32 y. 5 m. 14 d. At the age of about two months he was taken to the family of Peter C. Steiner where he grew up to young manhood. At the age of about 18 years he went to Illinois and has been in the west ever since. He leaves to mourn his departure, father, mother, 4 brothers, 5 sisters, his foster mother Steiner, and a host of relatives and friends. A brother and a sister preceded him in death. During his illness at the hospital as he was concerned about his soul's salvation, he requested that Moses Augsburger of near Linn Grove, Ind., visit him at once. This Bro. Augsburger did in company with his brother, Daniel, and J. M. Neuenschwander, and Bro. A. H. Leaman of the Home Mission, Chicago. During their stay with him he accepted Christ as his Savior. He was baptized and received into church fellowship according to his wishes. His body was brought to the home of Moses Augsburger near Linn Grove, Ind., where the funeral was held Thursday, March 7, at the Evangelical Church, conducted by Bro. A. H. Leaman of Chicago, asisted by Bro. D. R. Heil, pastor of the Linn Grove Evangelical Church.
Transcriber's note: "asisted" is as spelled in the original.
Yoder. - Jason Elwood, youngest child of Amos I. and Salome Yoder, West Liberty, Ohio, was born Feb. 24, 1915; died Feb. 9, 1916; aged 11 m. 15 d. His death was due to whooping cough and diphtheria which resulted in membraneous croup. He was sick only a few days but suffered intensely the last 12 hours he was with us. All was done that loving hands and hearts could do but God needed another jewel in the mansions above. He was a very bright, promising child, and though his life was brief the memory of him holds much that is dear. He leaves to mourn his departure, father, mother, 5 sisters, 2 brothers, grandfather, grandmother, 1 step-grandmother, and 1 great-grandmother, besides a host of relatives and friends. Owing to the disease no funeral services could be held and the remains were laid to rest in South Union Cemetery Feb. 11 at 10 o'clock.
Transcribed by: Carl M. Metzler, Goshen, Indiana
Gospel Herald - Volume VIII, Number 53 - March 30, 1916 - pages 859,860
Townsend. - Rebecca Townsend was born Nov. 8, 1858;
died March 18, 1916; aged 57 y. 4 m. 10 d. The deceased was a
member of the Mennonite Church 44 years, having been baptized
Feb. 4, 1872.
Funeral services were held at the Mason town Mennonite Church on March 21; conducted by Bro. E. D. Hess, assisted by Brethren J. N. Durr and J. A. Ressler. Text, selected by the deceased, Luke 23:28. Interment in the adjoining cemetery. "She, being dead, yet speaketh."
Transcriber's note: "Mason town" is as in the original (see next obit).
Rockwell. - Mary M. Rockwell was born Jan. 5, 1846; died March 17, 1916; aged 70 y. 2 m. 12 d. She died very suddenly, thus reminding us all that it is often "at such an hour as ye think not" that the angel of death comes. She united with the Mennonite Church in 1867 and remained a member until called higher. She had no children, but leaves her sorrowing husband and many other relatives and friends to labor on until their call comes. Services at the house and then at the Masontown Mennonite Church conducted by E. D. Hess. Text, Num. 23:23, last clause. Interment in cemetery near the church.
Brubaker. - Sister Maria (Landis) Brubaker was born May 8, 1839; died at her home near Rohrerstown, Pa., March 17, 1916; aged 69 y. 10 m. 8 d. She leaves to mourn her departure, her daughter (Mary) also 4 sons (Levi, Isaac, Jacob and John). Her husband died 7 years ago. There are 11 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Millersville Mennonite Church Sunday P. M., conducted by Bro. Gish, assisted by Bro. Lehman. Text, Isa. 53:11 and Isa. 42:3. At the house by Bishop Abram B. Herr.
Dear grandma is gone,
And now is in heaven;
She sings of His praise,
Will sing it forever.
Transcriber's note: Given age is not consistent with birth and death dates.
Mullet. - Lulu Noami, aged 2 y. 8 m. 2. d., died Sunday, March 5, 1916. On the following Wednesday Herman Henry, aged 8 m. 27 d., also passed away. Both were the two youngest children of Mr. and Mrs. John 0. Mullet of Nappanee, Ind. To this home were born 6 children - four sisters and two brothers. Through contact with school children they all took ill with the measles. Lulu not being strong physically was unable to withstand them. Herman had a complication of measles and pneumonia which caused his death. The remaining four are all well again but the vacancies caused by the angel of death are not easily forgotten. May all God's children remember them in prayer. Both funerals were conducted by J. H. McGowan and D. A. Yoder.
Transcriber's note: This obituary records two deaths.
Musser. - Sarah Musser (nee Sauder) was born in Wayne Co., Ohio, March 31, 1843; died March 13, 1916; aged 72 y. 11 m. 12 d. She accepted Christ as her Savior in her early life and united with the Oak Grove A. M. Church, in which congregation she served her Master faithfully until she was called to her eternal home. She was united in marriage to Christian Musser March 14, 1863. This union was blessed with 6 sons and 4 daughters, also 34 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Her husband and 4 children preceded her in death. While we are mourning and our hearts are sorrowing because of this separation, yet we are resigned to the One who doeth all things well and are willing to say, "Thy will be done." Services conducted at the Oak Grove Church by Bros. C. Z. Yoder and J. S. Gerig. Interment in the cemetery adjoining.
Snyder. - Sister Mary N. Snyder was born Aug. 11, 1846; died at her home at Mount Joy, Pa., from general decline March 3, 1916; aged 69 y. 6 m. 28 d. She was confined to her bed for many weeks and during that time the same Christian spirit was manifested as in her years of health, bearing her illness with becoming fortitude. She was a faithful, consistent member of the Mennonite Church since her early womanhood. She was never married. She leaves to mourn her departure one sister, Annie, with whom she lived, and who ministered to her in her sickness with affectionate devotion; also 3 brothers, 2 of whom reside in Ohio. Funeral services held March 5 at the Mount Joy Mennonite meeting house, conducted by the home brethren, B. Lehman Kraybill and P. R. Nissley. Buried in the Kraybill Cemetery by the side of her parents, who preceded her many years ago.
Steinman. - Daniel Steinman was born in Germany in February, 1830; died Mar. 17, 1916; aged 86 y. 1 m. At the age of 10 he came to Ohio then on to Tazewell Co., Ill., with relatives; united with the Amish Mennonite Church in his youth and remained a faithful member to the end. Nov. 12, 1854, he was married to Catharine Birky. They made their home in Tazewell Co. for 11 years, then came to Livingston Co. near where the town of Flanagan now is. To this union were born 7 daughters and 1 son. His wife died Feb. 8, 1874. Aug. 17, 1876; he was married to Catharine Stahley (widow) who died Feb. 9, 1905. In the spring of 1870 he was ordained to the ministry and in 1885 he was ordained bishop. These places he filled to the best of his ability. As long as his health permitted he was at his post. For many years he suffered with severe headaches and of late with heart trouble. The last years of his life he has been making his home with his daughter, Barbara (Mrs. Dan Eigsti). On the evening of March 16 he ate a hearty supper and before retiring said he feels real well. The next morning he was found dead in his room. He leaves to mourn his sudden departure 6 daughters, 1 son, 1 stepdaughter, 45 grandchildren, and 45 great-grandchildren. One daughter and 6 grandchildren preceded him. Short services were held at the house by Bro. John Birky, Hopedale, Ill. The services at the church were held by Bros. Dan Orendorff, Andrew Schrock and D. W. Slagel. Texts, II Cor. 4:17, 18; Matt. 25:21 (1st clause), Job 19:25 (1st clause). Buried in the Waldo graveyard.
Hummel. - Henry Franklin Hummel was born in Gushville, Berks Co., Pa., Oct. 23, 1864; died at his home in Souderton, Pa., March 8, 1916; aged 51 y. 4 m. 15 d. He was a sufferer of diabetes for nine years, and was confined to his bed the last eight weeks. Bro. Hummel was twice married. His first wife was Lydia Mock of Boyerstown, Pa. To this union 3 children were born. One son died at the age of 5 years. One son living in Pueblo, Colo., survives, also a daughter at Hoboken, N. J. Both were to visit him during his illness but could not be present at the funeral. His second wife was Sister Katie Shelly of Philadelphia, Pa. A daughter and son survive of this union. Besides the widow and 4 children, 2 brothers, and 2 grandchildren survive. He united with the Mennonite Church about 16 years ago, this faith he strongly upheld during the last weeks of illness. For twelve years he conducted a grocery store in Roxborough (a suburb of Philadelphia). Four years ago they moved to Souderton, where they were in same business, until his death. Funeral services were conducted at his home March 12, 19l6, by Bros. Jacob Moyer and Jonas Mininger. On the 13th the remains were taken to Boyertown, Pa., where services were held by Bros. J. C. Clemmens, and Andrew Mack. Interment in Fairview Cemetery near by.
Carl M. Metzler, Goshen, Indiana