Gospel Herald Obituaries - November, 1917

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-- Gospel Herald - Volume X, Number 31 - November 1, 1917 - p. 575

Kulp.-John H. Kulp was born Oct. 28, 1840; died Sept. 23, 1917; aged 76 y. 10 m. 25 d. Bro. Kulp was a member of the Blooming Glen, Pa., Mennonite Church. His wife preceded him in death just about 9 months. He is survived by 3 sons all of whom are married. How nice it is for man and wife to live together, then die together within a year's time and be together, we hope throughout a never-ending eternity.

Blough.-Rachel Keim Blough died Oct. 20, 1917; aged 88 y. 2 m. Her husband, John S. Blough, preceded her to the eternal world 18 years ago. One of her sons drowned in the Johnstown Flood of 1889. She is survived by 1 son and 1 daughter, 6 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Weaver Mennonite Church near Johnstown, Pa., conducted by Hiram Wingard, D. S. Yoder, and W. C. Hershberger. Text, Gen. 25:8.

Bachman.-Magdalena Bachman was born Mar. 2, 1858; died at her brother Samuel's home near Cazenovia, Ill., Aug. 16, 1917; aged 50 y. 5 m. 14 d. She leaves to mourn one sister, three brothers, Emma Studor, Jacob, Samuel, and John. Her father, mother, and one sister preceded her. She united with the Metamora A. M. Church in her youth and remained a member until death. Funeral services by A. Schrock (Text, I Chron. 29:15), and Peter Garber from James 5:14.

Rohr.-Katie S. Rohr was born Jan. 14, 1845; died Sept. 12, 1917; aged 72 y. 7 m. 2 d. Sister Rohr was a faithful member of the Blooming Glen, Pa., Mennonite Church. She had a very pleasant disposition, this making people to love her, which was shown by the large assembly at her funeral. She is survived by her husband, sons, daughters, 29 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren. She is greatly missed by her husband who feels the loss more than anyone else.

McCann.-James Herbert McCann died Oct. 10, 1917; aged 1 y. 1 m. 12 d. About five months ago the Lord entered the home and took away the husband and father. He leaves his mother, 3 brothers, and 1 sister to mourn the loss of one they loved. Let us all prepare to meet them in that happy home above, where there will be no cares nor sorrows, but joy and happiness for ever more. Funeral services were held at the Masontown, Pa., Mennonite Church on Oct. 12, conducted by Bro. E. D. Hess.

Peachey.-On the evening of Sept. 10, Sadie Peachey (nee Spicher), aged 29 y. 4 m. 26 d. Her funeral took place on Saturday, where an unusually large concourse of friends and relatives assembled to pay the last respects to one they learned to love. Sadie had many friends for she always showed herself friendly. She united with the church when quite young and remained faithful to the end. She leaves a deeply bereaved husband and 4 small children to mourn her early departure. May God comfort the sorrowing.
"Dearest mother thou hast left us,
We our loss here deeply feel,
But 'tis God that hath bereft us
He can all our sorrows heal."

Transcriber's note: First sentence in Peachey obit is incomplete. Not my error. bk

Friedt.-Jacob B. Friedt was born in Montgomery Co., Pa., Nov. 6, 1831; died of the infirmities of old age at his home near Wadsworth, O., Oct. 14, 1917; aged 85 y. 11 m. 8 d. In 1856 he was married to Elizabeth Yoder. To this union were born 5 daughters and 1 son who together with his aged wife, 30 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren, 1 brother, 1 sister, besides a host of other relatives and friends are left to mourn his departure. He united with the Mennonite Church in Guilford Tp. at an early age and was a consistent, faithful member until death. Funeral services were held at the Bethel Church near Wadsworth on the 17th, conducted by N. A. Lind assisted by Moses Horst. Text, Gen. 27:2.

Myers.-Wm. F. Myers was born Jan. 1, 1844; died Sept. 29, 1917; aged 73 y. 8 m. 28 d. Bro. Myers came home from visiting his son who lives at Fountainville, Pa., went to bed in good health and opened his eyes in eternity. How necessary then to get on our knees and make everything right before we retire, and in the morning to thank Him for watching over us during the night. Bro. Myers was greatly interested in all kinds of religious meetings, and always liked to talk of the Word of God. He was married twice. His first wife passed away very suddenly, then after remaining single for a number of years was married to Katie Derstine, who also died about three years ago. One son and two daughters survive. He was a faithful member of the Blooming Glen, Pa., Mennonite Church.

Nofziger.-Magdalena Nofziger (nee Yoder) was born in France Aug. 15, 1835; died Sept. 15, 1917; aged 82 y. 1 m. When but a few years old she with her parents moved to Basel, Switzerland. When she was 22 years old she with 1 brother and 2 sisters came to this country. She was one of a family of 11 children, of which only one brother survives her. On Aug. 8, 1861, she was married to Christian Nafziger, a widower with 3 children, and to this union were born 9 children, of whom 7 are living. She leaves to mourn, 10 children, 68 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, 1 brother, and many relatives and friends. In her younger years she united with the Amish Mennonites and was a faithful member until the end. On Mar. 1, 1912, Mother Nafziger had a fall and broke her hip and from that time could not walk and was confined to her bed most of the time. But we are glad to say she bore her afflictions patiently.
"Dearest mother thou hast left us,
And our loss we deeply mourn,
But we trust that thou art resting
Safely on Jesus' arm."

Transcriber's notes: In Nofziger obit, both "Nofziger" and "Nafziger" are used. bk

Hartranft.-David L., oldest son of Aaron and Catharine (Lesher) Hartranft, died at the home of his father in Maugansville, Md., Sept. 22, 1917; aged 45 y. 6 m. 10 d. He and his wife had attended the sale of his uncle, Joseph Horst (deceased) of same village. While preparing to leave for their home from his father's house, he was suddenly stricken down with acute indigestion. He was carried into the house and loving hands did all they could, but human help was powerless. He died before his physician arrived. He had been sick in bed for five weeks during harvest, with a complication, but was getting stronger and apparently was fast recovering. It was a great shock to the family and surrounding community. He leaves to mourn a sorrowing wife, 2 little boys, an aged father, a step-mother, 1 sister and 1 brother, many relatives and a host of friends. David was ever of a cheerful disposition and always sympathizing with the poor or laboring class of people. Children were especially interesting to him. While his little boys are too young to realize their loss, they greatly miss their cheerful papa. He was ever kind and considerate of the wife whom he so much loved, and his sudden departure makes it so sad for her. He was a regular attendant of the Mennonite Church, but like many many others, failed to accept Jesus Christ as his Savior. He was spoken to many times regarding his soul, but he seemed to pass it by. This sad fact makes the sorrow doubly sad for his aged father in Israel, his sister and brother. May this loud call arouse and stir the souls of his unsaved friends. Funeral was held at his home near Cearfoss, Md. Services at the Reiff's Mennonite Church by Bros. George S. Keener and C. R. Strite. Text, Gen. 18:25 (latter clause) and Josh. 23:14 (first clause). Burial in the adjoining graveyard.



-- Gospel Herald - Volume X, Number 32 - November 8, 1917 - pp. 598, 599

Plank.-Hettie (Johns) Plank, was born near Shipshewana, Ind., April 24, 1894; died at Kalona, Iowa, Oct. 5, 1917; aged 23 y. 5 m. 11 d. At the age of 15 years she united with the Mennonite Church at the Forks where she was a faithful, active member. On Dec. 9, 1916, she was married to Eli Plank of Kalona, Iowa. In January, 1917, they started housekeeping at Kalona, Iowa, where she died. She leaves a husband, an infant daughter, a mother, 1 half-brother, 1 half-sister, and many friends to mourn her early departure. Funeral at Forks Church Oct. 9, where a very large concourse of people met. Services by Y. C. Miller and D. D. Miller.

Wyble.-Leroy Harry, infant son of Bro. Harry and Sister Minnie Wyble of New Holland, Pa., was born Aug. 24, 1917; died Oct 6. 1917; aged six weeks. He leaves to mourn father, mother, three brothers, and one sister. Funeral services were held Oct. 9 at the Groffdale Church, conducted by Noah H. Mack and John W. Weaver. Text, II Sam. 12:23. He was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery.

Miller.-Isaac S. Miller was born near Charm, Ohio, May 16, 1830; died in the same Tp., near Beck's Mill, Oct. 19, 1917; aged 87 y. 5 . 3 d. His sickness lasted but a few days of pneumonia and old age. He was married two times. He lived a widower nearly 32 years. He leaves to mourn his departure 4 sons, 4 daughters, and a host of relatives and friends. He was a life-long member of the Walnut Creek A. M. Church, and was buried there Oct. 21. Services opened by Corson Mast, reading Psa. 90 and S. H. Miller from Psa. 71:18.
E. A. H.

Beery.-Sister Annie Berry, wife of Pre. Solomon Beery, died of paralysis near Dayton, Va., Sept. 26, 1917; aged 73 y. 1 m. 22 d. She had been a consistent member of the Mennonite Church for many years. She manifested great interest in the Church. Her seat was seldom vacant when health and opportunity permitted her to be present at the church service. She was the last member of the eight daughters of Samuel Wenger, long since dead. One sister died only a few months ago. Funeral services were held at the Bank Church, conducted by the brethren, Jos. W. Coffman and H. B. Keener, from Dan. 12:2. Her body was buried by the side of her husband in the cemetery nearby.

Lantz.-Lucy Ann Hochstetler was born in Marshall Co., Ind., April 13, 1852; died Sept. 20, 1917; aged 65 y. 5 m. 7 d. She united with the Amish Mennonite Church in June, 1876, remaining a consistent member until God in His own way called her to Himself. She was united in marriage to Jonas Lantz Mar. 30, 1879, Jonathan Smucker officiating. They lived in matrimony 38 y. 4 m. 9 d. The surviving members are husband, 4 brothers, and 2 sisters (Albert, Adranes, Annias, Martin, Sarah Hochstetler, and Elizabeth Templeton). Two adopted children survive (Almira Roth and Trella Holinsky. The funeral was held at South Union, Ind., by D. J. Johns and J. H. McGowen. Interment in South Union Cemetery.

Leatherman.-Elmer J. Leatherman, son of Pre. Martin and Susannah Leatherman, was born in Wadsworth, Medina Co., Ohio, July 6, 1865; died Oct. 18, 1917, at his home near Wadsworth, after a sickness of four weeks of pneumonia; aged 52 y. 3 m. 12 d. He is survived by his wife and four children, two sons and two daughters, also three brothers and two sisters. These, together with a host of friends and neighbors, mourn his departure. In 1892 he united with the Mennonite Church, being a faithful member until death. He was fully resigned to the will of God, and admonished his family and brothers and sisters to live true Christian lives, so that we might all meet as an unbroken family in the world beyond. Funeral services were held from the Bethel Church Saturday afternoon, Oct. 20, conducted by Bro. I. J. Buckwalter. Burial was made in the Mennonite Cemetery.

Burkholder.-Sister Nancy Burkholder, wife of preacher A. B. Burkholder, died of Bright's disease at their home near Harrisonburg, Va., Oct. 11, 1917; aged 64 y. 4 m. 6 d. In early life she united with the Mennonite Church and lived a consistent, devoted, and faithful life. In outward appearance she was an example of true humility which we believe was a manifestation of the life within. She was one on which the duties of life pressed heavily, being a minister's wife. Her husband was often away from home for weeks at a time, leaving the care of a large family resting on her. She was the devoted mother of six sons and four daughters, who with her husband have reasons to keep in grateful remembrance the life she spent to add to their happiness. A memorial service was held at Weaver Church on the 14th, conducted by Bishop A. .P. Heatwole and J. S. Martin in the presence of a very large audience of relatives, neighbors, and friends. The scripture used on the occasion was the twenty-third Psalm, a selection of her own, no doubt beautifully expressing the confidence, comfort and trust dwelling in her heart and mind. Her remains were laid to rest in the cemetery near the church.

Shenk.-Fanny, daughter of Abraham and Rebecca Good, was born in Rockingham Co., Va., Mar. 24, 1849; died near Elida, Ohio, Oct. 10, 1917; aged 68 y. 6 m. 16 d. On the 24th of December, 1868, she was united in marriage near Elida, Ohio, by Bishop John M. Brenneman to John M. Shenk. To this union were born 10 sons and 1 daughter, all living but the first-born, Henry, who died in infancy. The living are: Abram J., Simon G., Levi L., Rebecca S., Amos M., Reuben J., Moses B., John Lewis, Daniel F., Jacob B. There are 35 grandchildren living and 4 dead. A sorrowing husband, 3 brothers and 3 sisters and many relatives and friends remain to mourn their loss, which we rejoice to believe is through God's boundless grace her eternal gain. She took her bed last February where she spent most of her time to the end. In her sickness and affliction she manifested a calmness and patience which was remarkable and which we believe was in answer to the prayers of those of whom God says, "Him will I accept." It has been a wonderful consolation to the family to know that God does hear the prayers of His children in behalf of one another. Our prayer in her behalf for a long time was,
"Oh, Lord, we pray through Jesus' blood,
Make Thou her heavenly standing good."
A short time before her decease she said, "I have been thinking today of that chapter which tells us how Christ suffered till He sweat blood." During a long period of her life her large print Testament was her constant companion which became so worn with use that a new one was purchased for her. As death approached she raised her hand and whispered, we could not understand, then dropped her hand upon her breast and gently sank away to rest. Funeral services were held at the Pike Church by Geo. Ross and Andrew Brenneman. Text, I Cor. 15:57. Buried in the adjoining graveyard.

Brenneman.-Joseph, son of Bish. J. M. and Sophiah Brenneman, was born in Fairfield Co., Ohio, April 13, 1838; died in Allen Co., Ohio, Oct. 20, 1917; aged 79 y. 6 m. 7 d. In 1849 he moved with his parents to Franklin Co., and in 1855 to Allen Co., where he resided for 62 years. In 1860 he was united in marriage to Nancy Hilyard. To this union were born 3 sons and 5 daughters; 1 son and 2 daughters preceded him in death. In 1877 his wife also died. In 1880 he married for his second wife Catharine Kreider (nee Musser). To this union were born 2 daughters. The oldest one also preceded him in death. His second wife died in 1900. In 1907 he married for his third wife, Sarah Beery (nee Landis). She also died about three years ago. Soon after his first marriage he with his wife united with the Mennonite Church and remained steadfast to the end. His seat at church was seldom vacant and although he was not gifted to take active part in church services yet we believe that his heart was in the work and he was willing to do what he could. He faithfully served as a trustee in the church for a number of years. During his whole life he was strong and robust and performed much hard labor. He was widely known, had many friends and was always willing to lend a helping hand wherever needed. It always seemed to be his delight to do someone a favor. His last reading that he did was in the New Testament just a few hours before he took sick. On Friday morning after eating a hearty breakfast he went to do some work around the barn. About 9 A. M. he came to the house and told his daughter with whom he had his home that he was sick and that she should call the doctor. When the doctor came he found him in a serious condition, having had a stroke of paralysis. He soon became unconscious and gradually grew weaker until Saturday afternoon he calmly and peacefully passed away and entered into that rest where death will not come. He leaves to mourn his sudden death 2 sons, 4 daughters, 40 grandchildren 1 brother, 5 sisters and besides a large circle of relatives and friends whose hearts have been made sad and many tears have been shed. May we all prepare to meet him in that beautiful home prepared for God's children. Bro. Brenneman was the oldest of a family of six brothers and six sisters. Funeral services in the Salem Church near Elida, Ohio, by N. O. Blosser, assisted by P. E. Brunk, Gabe Brunk, Enos Zuercher, Amos Shenk and J. M. Shenk. The body was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery.
N. O. B.



Gospel Herald - Volume X, Number 33 - November 15, 1917 - pp. 615-616

McCullough.-Lawrence McCullough, adopted son of Jacob and Hettie Ann Weber, died Oct. 23, of infantile paralysis. Buried in Bowmansville, Pa., graveyard. Services private. He was about 6 years old and had commenced going to school. He was an inmate from the Millersville Children's Home. Funeral services later.

McCullough.-David McCullough died of infantile paralysis, being sick only a few days. He was an adopted son of Noah and Nancy Good and was in their home about two years, being an inmate from the Children's Home at Millersville, Pa. Buried on the 16th of October in the Bowmansville, Pa., Mennonite graveyard. Services brief and private. Funeral services later.

Kilmer.-Daniel Warren Kilmer was born in Crawford Co., O., Nov. 1, 1842; died at his home in Purcell, Mo., Oct. 30, 1917, of dropsy, following a sickness which lasted about two weeks; aged 74 y. 11 m. 29 d. He leaves a wife (Frances Kilmer), five sons (Thomas, Amos, Levi, Odessa, and Charlie), two sisters (Mrs. Anna K. Holdeman and Mrs. Margaret Heatwole), and 19 grandchildren to mourn their loss. He united with the Mennonite Church at an early age and remained a faithful member and consistent Christian all thru his life, being able, through his intense sufferings to sing beautiful hymns, pray, and talk about the goodness of God. Funeral services were held in the Methodist Church house in Purcell, conducted by Bro. E. J. Berkey of the White Hall congregation, burial was made in the Weaver Cemetery north of Oronogo.
Our dear father's gone to heaven,
And we miss him here below,
He is with his Lord forever,
Dressed in garments white as snow.

Stealey.-Henry Stealey was born in Ashland, Ohio, April 8, 1849. At the age of nine years he removed with his parents to Elkhart Co., Ind. He later moved to Elkhart, where he resided since 1881. He was united in marriage to Lovina Rarick of Elkhart Co., Ind., Dec. 18, 1870. To this union were born two sons (Reuben and Rufus). Bro. Stealey accepted his Savior and united with the German Reformed Church at South West, Ind., in 1873, and about the year 1891 changed his membership to the Mennonite Church where he remained a faithful brother till death. For a number of years he served on the Board of Trustees of the Elkhart congregation and also as sexton of the Prairie Street Cemetery. During his sickness last winter, he realized that the end of his life on earth was near and he made most of the arrangements for his funeral and burial. He died Oct. 30, 1917; aged 68 y. 6 m. 22 d. He leaves to mourn his departure his companion, one son (Rufus), three granddaughters, one little grandson, a brother, and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted at the Prairie St. Mennonite Church at Elkhart on the afternoon of Nov. 1, 1917, by W. B. Weaver, J. F. Funk, and Jacob K. Bixler. Bro. Stealey was a man of prayer and during the last year very often read the 14th chapter of John. Examination of his Bible revealed that he placed special stress upon verses 13 and 14, which verses were used as the text of the funeral sermon. Interment in the Prairie St. Cemetery.

Dettwiler.-(Republished by request.) Christian W. Dettwiler was born Dec. 31, 1845, in Waterloo Co., Ontario. He later removed to Morgan Co., Mo., and from there to Kent Co., Mich., where he lived eight years and then about 1882 he moved to Emmett Co., Mich., near Brutus where he was one of its pioneers and lived there until death. While yet in Ontario, he was married to Susan R. Johnson and to this union were born two sons and six daughters, all of whom are living except one son and one daughter. Bro. Dettwiler united with the Mennonite Church at the age of eighteen years. About 32 years ago he was ordained to the ministry by Bishop Henry Shaum of Elkhart Co., Ind. Some years later a number of the congregation removed to northwest Canada, leaving but a very small flock under his care, and his death leaves the few members unshepherded. He died on April 1, 1917, of heart trouble. He had not been well for some time and yet was able to chore. On the night of his death he went to the barn to look after the horses before retiring, and not coming into the house for some time Sister Dettwiler started to look for him. As she opened the door he fell headlong into the house, having come that far and became unconscious. He became conscious later and told his wife that he must leave her for a while and then expired. The roads being badly drifted and having no communications with the neighbors, Sister Dettwiler was unable to get any of the neighbors till the next day and was alone all night. He leaves to mourn his departure his aged companion, five daughters, two sons and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted by a Pre. Mosher of Pellston, Mich., on April 4 at the Mennonite Church west of Brutus and the remains were laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery.

Mack.-Saturday, Nov. 3, 1917, Bishop Andrew S. Mack was laid to rest by the side of the meeting house at Hereford, Berks Co., Pa., amidst the tears of a large concourse of people with whom he had labored for over half a century. Bro. Mack was the son of Jesse and Susanna (Stauffer) Mack, and was born Oct. 16, 1836, in Berks Co., Pa. He was married to Elizabeth Haldeman, who shared with him many joys, sorrows, and trials of life. They were blessed with six children, three of whom preceded the father to the other world, Susanna, Lizzie, and Eli. The mother and three children, ten grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren survive. The children are Pre. Noah H. Mack, New Holland, Pa., Pre. Jesse H. Mack, Yerkes, Pa., and Emma, wife of Isaiah Rickert, Doylestown, Pa. He was ordained to the ministry in September, 1863, and to the office of bishop in the year 1875. Bro. Mack was a leader of men. At the head of the Franconia Conference for many years, he exercised malice toward none and charity for all. He was gifted with clearness of mind and thus solved many hard problems that confronted the Church. God of heaven blessed him with the gift of tongue so that he could proclaim the glorious Gospel to a dying world in that rich German style that appealed to all. He was instrumental in the establishment of the Old People's Home at Souderton. His last sermon was preached at the Plain Church near Lansdale, Jan. 21, 1917. He yet spoke very forcibly from the text Rev. 3:1-5, an exhortation to love. It can rightly be said of him, "He being dead yet speaketh." Funeral services were conducted at his late home and at the Hereford Church. The bishops, Henry Rosenberger, Jonas Mininger, Warren Bean, and Abram Clemmer shared in the services. Text, Dan. 12:3. He was aged 81 y. 13 d. Behold how we loved him! May we so live that we can meet in glory.
J. C. C.

Humphreys.-Oct. 31, 1917, near Lyndhurst, Va., John, son of Bro. William Humphreys, passed to his eternal reward, after several months' illness of tuberculosis of the bowels. He was born Aug. 31, 1893; died Oct. 31, 1917, aged 24 y. 2 m. He was in the hospital five weeks, but could not be helped; was at home only ten days until the end came. In this short time he accepted his Savior and was baptized by Bro. David Garber. He also desired to observe the ordinances as we believe, and it was granted. He leaves father, step-mother, four brothers, two sisters, one half-brother and two half-sisters, to mourn his departure. His mother, four sisters and two brothers preceded him to the eternal world. Funeral services were held at the Springdale Church Nov. 2, by Bro. David Garber and Bro. A. P. Heatwole. Text, Gen. 4:13-16.



 Gospel Herald - Volume X, Number 34 - November 22, 1917 - pp. 631,632

Anderson.-Laura Rebecca (Swift) was born July 23, 1845 at New Castle, Pa., died at Alba, Mo., Nov. 8, 1917; aged 72 y. 3 m. 15 d. She was married to Wm. H. Anderson March 5, 1862. She leaves a sorrowing husband, two daughters (Mrs. Mary Warner of Oregon and Mrs. Myrtle Shenk, Oronogo, Mo.), seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A short service was held at the home of P. J. Shenk by E. J. Berkey. The favorite Psalm of the deceased-the 93rd-was read and commented upon. Interment at the Weaver Cemetery.

Hilty.-Elmer J. Hilty was born near Bellefontaine, Ohio, July 15, 1883; died Oct. 25, 1917; aged 34 y. 3 m. and 10 d. His early years were spent on the farm, but for the last 16 years he had been employed by the Bellefontaine Bridge and Steel Co. While engaged in construction work for the above company he fell a distance of 50 feet and lived but a few hours. He was united in marriage to Allie F. Yoder, Dec. 26, 1916. His companion is almost prostrated at this sudden rending of their happy union. At the age of 16 years he united with the Mennonite Church and continued in the faith to the end of his life. Beside his sorrowing companion he leaves to mourn his early death his parents, John and Mary Hilty, four sisters, and one brother. Funeral services at S. Union Church near West Liberty, Ohio, Oct. 28, in charge of I. W. Royer and A. I. Yoder.

Holdeman.-Mary Loucks was born in Ashland Co., Ohio, April 24, 1850; died Oct. 5, 1917; aged 67 y. 5 m. 11 d. In 1851 she came with her parents to Elkhart Co., Ind., where she grew to womanhood and where she died. On July 30, 1871, she was married to Wm. F. Holdeman. To this union were born 7 daughters. Three preceded her in death. She leaves to mourn their loss a deeply bereaved husband, 4 daughters, Mrs. Nathon Weaver, Mrs. Melvin Thomas, Mrs. Jacob Bowser, and Mrs. Charles Lehman, 18 grandchildren, 1 sister (Mrs. Tobias Myers), 4 brothers (John, Isaac, Peter, and Jonas) and many relatives and friends. In 1872 she with her husband joined the Mennonite Church of which she was a member at the time of her death. Funeral conducted at the Yellow Creek Church conducted by C. Ressler and D. A. Yoder.

Cook.-Justein P. Cook was born March 18, 1867, on the farm which he owns three miles southeast of South English, Iowa; died Oct. 18, 1917, in St. Luke's hospital, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Bro. Cook took sick about the 20th of July and was taken to the hospital in Cedar Rapids the middle of August, where on Sept. 4 he was operated upon for the first time. He came home about ten days later but it became necessary to take him back to the hospital again where he underwent the second operation in an effort for relief from pressure by brain tumor. His age was 50 years and 7 months. He was the eldest son of George and Catherine Cook and is survived by one brother, George W., of Doon, Iowa, two brothers and a sister having died in infancy. On May, 1889, he was united in marriage to Emrill Long of near South English, Iowa. To this union were born two sons and three daughters, one daughter having preceded him to the spirit world in her infancy. He leaves of his family to mourn his departure a sorrowing widow and four children (Erwin E.,Velma E., Mahlon E., Cleo E.), three grandchildren, and a host of relatives and friends. He was converted in the fall of 1899 and united with the Mennonite Church. He lived a faithful devoted Christian life until God called him home. As a worker in the Church he was a man of peculiar vigilance, ever alert to that which might further the progress or aid in the welfare of the Church. The Church mourns the loss of a faithful worker, the community a man who represented the highest type of citizenship. Funeral services at the Brethren Church Oct. 20, 1917, conducted by Sanford Yoder assisted by P. J. Blosser, John M. Vankirk and John Kreider. Text, Num. 23:10.



-- Gospel Herald - Volume X, Number 35 - November 29, 1917 - pp. 647,648

Boshart.-Maria Boshart was born in Germany, June 17, 1838; died at the home of John Everatt, near St. Agatha, Ont., Nov. 9, 1917; aged 79 y. 4 m. 26 d. She had lived in the single state all her life. She had been sickly for several years, rheumatism being the chief cause of her sickness. She leaves to mourn her departure one sister. Funeral services were conducted at the house by Bro. Chr. Gasho (he reading 90th psalm) and at the Upper Street Amish Mennonite Church by Bro. Chr. Zehr and Bro. Chr. Litwiller. Bro Zehr taking as a text, Rom. 15:6-9, and Bro. Litwiller Psa. 142:5.

Hostetler.-Margaret Kefaber was born in Holmes Co., Ohio, April 16, 1853; died at her home in Harper, Kans., of heart trouble, Oct. 22, 1917; aged 64 y. 6 m. 6 d. In Nov. 1871, in Elkhart Co., Ind., she was united in marriage to Emanuel J. Hostetler. To this union were born four sons and eight daughters. She leaves to mourn her departure one brother, 3 sons, 8 daughters, 3 step-sons, 18 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church. Funeral services at the Pleasant Valley Mennonite Church by Bro. R. M. Weaver. Interment in the Mennonite Cemetery.

Burkhart.-Jacob Z. Burkhart was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Sept. 23, 1843; died of pneumonia and paralysis in Newton, Kans., Nov. 8, 1917. He was married Oct. 30, 1863, to Eliza Bowman. To this union were born 10 children 4 of whom remain, beside 19 grandchildren. They deeply feel their loss of a loving father and grandfather. Those that remain are Eli, Levina Weaver, Elizabeth Stauffer, and Katharine Schertz. He was a member of the Mennonite Church for many years. Funeral services at the Pennsylvania Church near Newton by C. Reiff, J. M. Brunk and L. O. King. Text, Heb. 9:27, 28. Interment at the cemetery nearby.

Carver.-Ollie Lena (Hart) Carver, born May 9, 1896; died Oct. 19, 1917; aged 21 y. 5 m. 10 d. She was the daughter of Aaron and Lizzie Hart of Carver, Mo. She had come home for a visit from Kansas City, where she was employed. Finding herself not well, she returned to Versailles for medical treatment. She prayed earnestly to return home. But the grim messenger wafted her spirit to another world. She said she was not afraid to die. 'Tis sad to see one so young die. She met the trials of life perhaps more bravely than most of us. "Gone, but not forgotten." She confessed Christ five years ago, but somehow got discouraged, but again united with some church in Kansas City. Funeral services by J. R. Shank.
A Friend.

Schrock.-Christian Schrock was born in Bavaria April 24, 1826; died at his late home near Flanagan, Livingston Co., Ill., Oct. 29, 1917; aged 91 y. 6 m. 5 d. He emigrated to New Orleans, La., in 1846, and in 1850 came to Pekin, Tazewell Co., where in 1852 he was married to Mary Zimmerman. They resided at this place until 1868 when they moved to Nebraska Twp., being of the earliest settlers. Twelve children were born to them. He united with the Amish Mennonite Church when a young man and remained a faithful member. He leaves a devoted wife and seven children, also 25 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the house by Bro. D. M. Slagle and at the Church by Bro. Dan Orendorff in German and Bro. Geo. Sommer in English. Buried in the Waldo Cemetery.

Wisler.-Jonas M. Wisler was born in Mahoning Co., Ohio, Dec. 1, 1833; died Oct. 14, 1917, near Leetonia, Ohio; aged 83 y. 10 m. 14 d. In 1859 he was united in marriage with Magdalena Lesher who survives, aged 77 years. Three children survive: Mrs. Manasses Ziegler, Mrs. E. M. Detweiler and J. L. Wisler; also 5 grandchildren, one of them preceding him to the glory-world. Grandfather and grandmother Wisler have trod life together for 59 years. His was the first death in the family circle. He was sick not quite a week and said a number of times before his sickness he was ready to go and would not be here long. Funeral services were held at the Leetonia Mennonite Church, and was largely attended by relatives and friends. Services were conducted by Harvey Horst and Daniel Witmer. Interment in cemetery near by.

Leinbach.-Hettie Leinbach (nee Gehman), wife of the late Jonas Leinbach, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Sept. 7, 1827; died in Elkhart Co., Ind., at the home of her grandson, Daniel Leinbach, Nov. 14, 1917, of heart failure and the infirmities of old age; aged 90 y. 2 m. 7 d. She was a member of the Mennonite Church for many years. She leaves to mourn her departure two daughters (Elizabeth Detweiler and Susan Schiedel), two sons (Samuel and Noah), 20 grandchildren and 40 great-grandchildren. Two sons and an infant daughter preceded her in death. The family moved from Lancaster Co., Pa., in the fall of 1868 to Elkhart Co., Ind., and again in the spring of 1882 they moved to Emmet Co., Mich., where father died, Feb. 1903. In the fall of 1910 she came again to Elkhart Co., Ind., and lived with her son Isaac and family. Burial at Yellow Creek conducted by Pre. Martin Ramer and Christian Ressler. Text, John 14:1-3.

Snavely.-Rebecca Snavely (Landis) was born in Lebanon Co., Pa., Nov. 18, 1832; died at her home in Sterling, Ill., Oct. 16, 1917; aged 84 y. 10 m. 28 d. She was married to Henry Snavely in Lebanon Co., Pa., and soon afterwards moved west, traveling most of the way in wagons. They located on a farm near Sterling, of which farm a tract of land was donated for the purpose of erecting a church house which is now known as the Science Ridge Mennonite Church. Sister Snavely was one of the first to unite with the Church and was one of the oldest members of the congregation. She was a faithful and consistent member, and her place was seldom vacant at the house of worship. Her husband and three children preceded her in death. The following children are left to mourn their loss: Aaron, Mrs. Anna Evans, Mrs. Melinda Doly, Mrs. Elizabeth Watson, and Mrs. Emma Myers. Funeral services conducted by A. C. Good and S. G. Shetler at the Science Ridge Mennonite Church.

Gardner.-Daniel Gardner was born at New Hamburg, Ont., July 22, 1848; died at his home near Beaver Crossing, Nebr., Nov. 13, 1917; aged 69 y. 3 m. 21 d. He confessed his Savior in his youth and was a faithful member of the Amish Mennonite Church until his death. He was of a meek and quiet spirit always ready to submit to his Master's command. He was united in marriage to Sister Katheryne Knipfel Sept. 30, 1875. His wife preceded him to the great beyond by 11 m. 1 d. To this union were born 5 sons and 2 daughters (Chris, Anna, Jake, Mary, Sam, Mike and Dan). The three latter have gone before him into the spirit world. He leaves to mourn his departure 2 sons, 2 daughters, 2 sisters, 3 grandchildren and a host of friends. Funeral services at West Fairview Church near Beaver Crossing, Nebr., by Bro. Peter Kennel in German (Text, Isa. 35:1) and Jos. Whitaker in English (Text, Rev. 7:13-17). Services were conducted at the house by Jake Stauffer. His remains were laid to rest in the cemetery nearby.

Golden.-Thomas Nighten, son of Samuel and Margaret Golden, was born in Hamler, Ohio, May 4, 1892; was struck by an auto truck and almost instantly killed on Nov. 9, 1917; aged 25 y. 6 m. 5 d. He leaves to mourn his departure, his father and step-mother, six brothers (Ocie, George, Edson, Joseph, Asa and Lewis); two half-brothers (Bert and Sylvester), two half-sisters (Mrs. John Sager and Mrs. John Poley), and many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his mother who passed away suddenly 6 years ago. Thomas was a bright, hard working young man and it seems hard that he should so suddenly be cut down in his young manhood and removed from our presence, but the Father whose thoughts are so much higher than ours, knoweth all things best.
"A precious one from us has gone,
A voice we loved is stilled,
A place is vacant in our home
Which never can be filled."
Funeral services at the Mennonite Mission, Jefferson St., Lima, Ohio, conducted by B. B. Stoltzfus. Text, I Sam. 20:3. Interment near Lafayette, Ohio

Woods.-Elizabeth Woods, nee Kaufman, was born Feb. 24, 1841; died near Holsopple, Pa., Nov. 11, 1917; aged 76 y. 8 m. 17 d. She is survived by her husband (who seemed to need her very much to wait on him as he had a paralytic stroke several years ago and is unable to walk except some one assist him which she was so faithfully doing). Just one week before her death, Bro. and Sister Woods were both at the communion at the Thomas Church. Bro. Woods remarked afterwards to the writer that it was the nicest communion service he thought he ever attended. It is beautiful to think that they enjoyed the last communion that they could be together in this life so well. She is also survived by two brothers (John and Joseph) and two sisters (Nancy and Martha). She was buried on the 13th at the Thomas Church. Funeral services at the Blough Church by S. G. Shetler, Jas. Saylor, and L. A. Blough. The large congregation was an evidence that she had many friends. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for many years. May God richly bless her sorrowing husband.

Kraybill.-Levi S. Kraybill, son of Peter N. and Fanny Kraybill, died Oct. 30, 1917, the result of a fractured skull received when he fell from a wagon while unloading corn. Although he did not realize that the angel of death was so near, yet we have reasons to believe he was prepared to meet the summons from on high. When health allowed his place was seldom vacant at church, being at God's Church the day before the accident. He often admonished his children and grandchildren to live true Christian lives and we believe that our loss is his eternal gain. He leaves to mourn his departure his widow (Annie Kraybill, nee Longenecker) and the following children: Mrs. Phares Miller, Mrs. Albert Stoner, Mrs. Edwin Souder, and Irvin, Lizzie having preceded him to the spirit world. Thirteen grandchildren, five brothers, and two sisters also survive. Funeral services were conducted at Bosslers Church, Lancaster Co., Pa., by Simon Garber, John Landis, and Levi Ebersole. Text, Matt. 24:46: "Blessed is that servant, whom his Lord when he cometh shall find so doing." His body was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery.
By a Granddaughter.

Hartzler.-Elizabeth, daughter of the late Reuben and Martha Yoder, was born in Logan Co., Ohio, July 11, 1855; died Oct. 6, 1917; aged 62 y. 2 m. 5 d. On Feb. 17, 1887, she was united in marriage with John A. Hartzler. She had undergone an operation some ten weeks ago from which she never recovered. Nearly all this time narcotics had to be used to produce sleep and rest. During all this illness she was courageous and bright and had tried to be patient that she might again be with her family. She possessed a kind and generous heart and loved ones will ever remember her many gracious deeds. She was one of decided preference for the home life. She selected her funeral hymns, the words of which had comforted her in bearing the pain which at times seemed almost beyond endurance. Bro. and Sister Hartzler reared three children, and these were present in the final hours of the beloved one. She was a member of the Mennonite Church. She leaves to mourn her departure the husband and children and three sisters and two brothers remain as follows: Salome Yoder, Barbara Yoder, Christian Yoder, and Noah Yoder, and Mrs. Carrie Zook. She will be greatly missed in the home and in the Church. She was fully resigned to the will of God and ready to go.
"A precious one from us has gone,
A voice we loved is stilled;
A place is vacant in our home,
Which never can be filled."

McCullough.-On Nov. 14, 1917, memorial services were held for David and Lawrence McCullough, who died of infantile paralysis some time ago. Services were conducted by Bros. N. B. Bowman and Moses Gehman in English and Bro. Benjamin Weaver in German at the Bowmansville Mennonite Church. They were but a little over two years in these homes, yet they brought joy and sunshine and were loved as their own children. There were no relatives of these boys present so the brotherhood as well as neighbors and friends showed their sympathy to the bereaved foster parents. David McCullough was born Dec. 26, 1908, in Bellefonte, Pa.; died in the home of Noah Good Oct. 14, 1917, near Bowmansville, Pa.; aged 8 y. 9 m. 18 d. Lawrence McCullough was born in Bellefonte, Pa., Aug. 27, 1911; died Oct. 23, 1917, in the home of Jacob Weber near Bowmansville, Pa.; aged 6 y. 1 m. 26 d.. Their places are vacant in the home, the church, and the Sunday school, but in heaven two more are filled. "Of such is the kingdom of heaven."

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