Rollins.-James A. Rollins was born in Bedford Co., Pa., May 11, 1902; died in Scottdale, Pa., Nov. 4, 1918; aged 16 y. 5 m. 23 d. He had been in apparently good health until a short time before his death when he was smitten with influenza. All that human hands knew to do was done for his restoration to health, but the Lord directed otherwise. His taking away at this time is a loud call to the young to be ready for the great change no matter when it may come. Short services at the home, conducted by Daniel Kauffman and Aaron Loucks. Burial in Scottdale Cemetery.
Blosser.-John R. Blosser was born Oct. 16, 1890; died Nov. 18, 1918; aged 28 y. 1 m. 2 d. He was married Jan. 1, 1914, to Annie Daniels. This union was blessed with 2 children (Robert and Grace). He was a member of the Mt. Zion Mennonite Church and had been since 15 years of age. He died in the triumph of living faith. He was buried in the Mt. Zion Cemetery, Versailles, Mo., after a few remarks by Amos Gingerich from Jno. 7:33, which he had selected as a text. As he died indirectly from influenza the body was not taken into the church. We mourn not as those who have no hope.
Kauffman.-Fanny Kauffman (nee Musser) was born Dec. 22, 1844; died of Spanish influenza, in Wayne Co., O., Nov. 23, 1918; aged 73 y. 11 m. 1 d. She was married to Peter Kauffman who died 9 years ago. To this union were born 9 children (4 of whom preceded her to the spirit world) 19 grandchildren (3 of whom have died), and 6 greatgrandchildren. There also remain 2 sisters and 1 brother. In her youth she confessed her Savior and united with the A. M. Church where she remained a faithful member until the death messenger called her to the eternal home.
Hostetler.-Harry Don, son of Amos and Emma Hostetler,
was born July 5, 1916, near Bellefontaine, Ohio; died Nov. 4,
1918; aged 2 y. 3 m. 29 d. For nearly two years he was afflicted
with the dread disease, sarcoma. Three operations had been
performed but to no avail. He was very patient in all his sickness,
being blind for four weeks. He was an unusually bright and
affectionate child. God knows best. He leaves parents,
2 grandfathers, a grandmother, uncles, aunts, cousins, and many
Funeral services at the home Wednesday, conducted by Bro. David Hostetler of Smithville, O., assisted by Levi Plank. Burial at South Union Cemetery.
Mininger.-Sister Anna, daughter of Bro. Hiram and Sister Katie Mininger, was born in Souderton, Pa., Mar. 30, 1905; died at her parental home in Souderton, Oct. 6, 1918, of grip and heart failure; aged 13 y. 6 m. 6 d. She united with the Mennonite Church at this place about a year ago. Being physically weak most of her life, her death was not so unexpected, but still her place is vacant. Anna is survived by parents, 3 sisters, and 2 brothers. Owing to the influenza private services were held at the home, Oct. 7, by Bro Jonas Mininger. Burial in Mennonite grave yard.
Nyce.-Anna S., daughter of Bro. and Sister Wilson Nyce, was born Nov. 23, 1899; died of typhoid fever, Oct. 1, 1918, at the parental home in South Hatfield, Pa.; aged 18 y. 10 m. 8 d. Sister Anna united with the Mennonite Church at Souderton, Pa., May 6, 1917, and has been a regular attendant since; also of Sunday school, of which she was a member for several years. Her many associates miss her smiling face amongst them, but by her absence we trust, all will consider her present home and prepare to meet her there. She is survived by parents, 1 sister, 3 brothers, grandparents, and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services at the Franconia Mennonite Church Oct. 5, conducted by Bros. Menno Souder and Abram Clemmer. Bro. J. M. Moyer conducted the services at the home. Buried in Franconia Cemetery. Text, Luke 8:52.
Linhos.-George William Linhos was born Nov. 24, 1845;
died at his home near Dayton, Va., Oct. 10, 1918; aged 72 y. 10
m. 16 d. He was born in Germany and moved to this country
with his parents in 1854. He had been in failing health
for about three years. On Sunday, Oct. 6, he was stricken
with apoplexy, and never regained consciousness, being sick only
four days. He spent the prime of his life in Columbiana
Co., Ohio, making his home with Jacob Yoder. He was a member
of the Mennonite Church in his younger days, but for some reason,
he became a backslider. He is survived by 2 brothers (Conrad
and Adam), and 1 sister (Mrs. C. J. Weese), with whom he made
his home. He is also survived by 24 nieces and nephews.
Funeral services on the 12th from the Bank Mennonite Church, conducted
by the brethren, John D. Wenger, Joseph Coffman, and Gabreil Heatwole.
Text, (selected by the family) Rev. 22:12. Laid to rest
in the Bank Cemetery.
By a niece.
Hartzler.-Herman A., son of Jonathan B. and Esther A.
Hartzler, was born July 10, 1894, near Bellefontaine, O.
At the age of eleven years he gave his heart to Jesus and united
with the church of his choice. Bro. Herman was a faithful
worker of much promise for the kingdom, and the world of need.
He served several years as superintendent of the South Union Sunday
school, and was called from this work to Camp Sherman on Sept.
21, 1917, where he remained for about eleven months, and then
was furloughed to Wayne Co., Ohio. On Sept. 9 he was taken
to a hospital in Wooster, Ohio, where he was operated upon for
appendicitis. He gave expression of peace and readiness
to leave this world, and peacefully passed away in the morning
of Sept. 12, 1918, aged 24 y. 2 m. 2 d. He leaves to mourn,
father, mother, 5 brothers, 3 sisters, an intended companion,
and many relatives and friends, who will miss his friendly greetings.
One brother, Samuel, preceded him in death.
"The lights are out
In the mansion of clay,
The curtains are drawn;
For the dweller's away.
He silently slipped
O'er the threshold by night,
To make his abode
In the city of light."
His remains were brought to the family home in West Liberty Thursday evening. Funeral services at the South Union Church in charge of Brethren A. I. Yoder, S. F. Allgyer, J. J. Warye, and Levi Plank. Burial in the cemetery near the church.
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Yoder.-Leroy, son of John H. and Anna Yoder of Elverson, Pa., died Nov. 6, 1918; aged 22 days. Funeral private. He leaves a sorrowing mother and father to mourn his early departure.
Hammer.-Jacob John Hammer was born in Somerset Co., Pa., April 28, 1891; died of influenza Nov. 20, 1918; aged 27 y. 6 m. 22 d. Private funeral on the 23rd. Services by L. A. Blough and James Saylor.
Shantz.-Veretta, daughter of Sam and Ida Shantz, was born Mar. 9, 1918; died Sept. 18, 1918; aged 6 m. 9 d. Buried at West Zion Mennonite Church near Carstairs, Alta. Services conducted by Allan Good and Noah R. Weber. May the Lord bless the bereaved parents.
Sine.-Garret Lloyd, son of Reuben and Marcella Tyson
Sine, was born Sept. 27; died Nov. 26, 1918; aged 2 m. 4 d.
"I am going to live with the angels so fair,
I'll wait for you parents and sister up there.
Together we'll meet where death cannot come,
Together we'll meet on that beautiful shore."
Zehr.-Dorothy Mae, little daughter of Bro. Emanuel and Sister Freda Zehr, was born Aug. 6, 1916, near Manson, Iowa; died Oct. 30, 1918; aged 2 y. 2 m. 26 d. Death was caused by teething and complications. She is survived by father, mother, brother (Harold) and many other relatives. Funeral services at the A. M. Church at Manson Nov. 1 in charge of Bro. J. C. Eigsti. The remains were laid to rest in Rose Hill Cemetery.
Stalter.-Omer Clinton, son of Cris. and Saloma Stalter, died Nov. 29, 1918; aged 5 weeks and 3 days. He leaves father, mother, 2 sisters, 5 brothers and many relatives and friends. While little Omer's stay on earth was brief, like a flower of the morning his mission was fulfilled and he has been called to the heavenly home where he will fill a place among the heavenly throng. Buried on the 30th in the Pike Cemetery. Funeral services by J. M. Shenk, Eno Zuercher, and G. D. Brunk.
Johnson.-Theodore, son of Sister Johnson, who is a faithful member of the Chicago Home Mission, died Aug. 18, 1918; aged 15 y. 7 m. Theodore's death was a severe shock to the family and community, he was accidentally drowned while swimming in the river, in company with a number of small boys, who saw him drown, but were unable to aid him, and by the time help was secured was too late. Theodore had been a regular Sunday school scholar up to a few months before his death. He leaves a father, mother, 2 sisters and 3 brothers. Funeral services at the Home Mission, Chicago, Bro. A. H. Leaman officiating.
Roth.-Esther G., daughter of Bro. Alfred and Sister Mae Roth, was born Oct. 23, 1902; died Nov. 12, 1918; aged 16 y. 20 d. She accepted the invitation during the time of her sickness. What a blessed hope when we see there are those who give their hearts to God. She bore sickness with patience. She died of consumption. She leaves father, mother, and 1 brother. Funeral services were held by John C. Ebersole and Simon Garber at the Bossler Church, Lancaster Co., Pa. Buried in the adjoining cemetery. May the Lord comfort the bereaved parents and brother.
Ashenbrenner.-John, son of Henry and Marie Ashenbrenner, died Sept. 8, 1918, aged 11 y. 2 m. He contracted diphtheria after which complications set in finally developing into dropsy of which he died. John was a faithful member of the Chicago Home Mission Sunday school; seldom, if ever, absent from his class. He was fortunate in having a Christian mother who delights to see her children attend Sunday school and church services. May the family continue to look upward from whence cometh all help. Funeral services were conducted by Bro. Leaman at the contagious hospital.
King.-Elizabeth King (nee Schrock) was born in Wayne Co., Ohio, May 22, 1840; died Sept. 23, 1918; aged 77 y. 1 m. 1 d. She was married to John H. King Dec. 1, 1864. This union was blessed with 5 sons and 4 daughters. In early life she confessed her Savior and united with the Amish Mennonite Church. She was an active worker and much interested in the work of her Master. She was permitted to see all her children acecpt her Savior and unite with the church of her choice. The father, 1 son, and 2 daughters preceded her in death. By her departure, not only the family, but also the church, keenly feel the loss. Peace to her ashes.
Knight-Hannah Lucinda (Gyer) Knight was born April 19, 1853, in Clarion Co., Pa.; died Nov. 22, 1918, at Duchess, Alta.; aged 65 y. 7 m. 3 d. She was married to Nicholas H. Knight in 1876, moved to Riley Co., Kans., in 1880. To this union were born 7 children, 2 of whom are living (Mrs. Bessie Freeman, and Mrs. Sadie Tague). One of these 7 children-a daughter- died at the age of 16 years; the other four died in infancy. She moved to Duchess March, 1917, with her step-son, H. E. Knight and family, with whom she has resided for the last 19 years. She passed away quietly while asleep. Interment in the Duchess Union Cemetery, with Bro. Isaac Miller officiating.
Nafziger.-Samuel R. Nafziger was born in Fulton Co., O., Jan. 12, 1870; died Nov. 23, 1918 aged 48 y. 10 m. 19 d. He was married to Sarah Gautsche Nov. 29, 1892. To this union were born 2 children, Minnie and Harry, Minnie preceding her father in death about seven years. He leaves a sorrowing companion and son, an aged mother, 5 brothers, 3 sisters, and a host of relatives and friends. He accepted Christ as his personal Savior in his youth, united with the Amish Mennonite Church, and endeavored to live a consistent Christian lfie until death. Bro. Nafziger took sick with pneumonia last winter and never fully recovered, but gradually wasted away-at times suffered greatly, but with great patience. He rejoiced in a living faith in Christ his only hope of eternal life. Funeral services were conducted by S. D. Grieser (Text. Rom. 6:23) and E. L. Frey (Text, Jno. 5:24).
Shaffer.-Sister Emma N. Shaffer (nee Krimer), wife of Thomas Shaffer, died at her home at Pondbank, Pa., Nov. 1, 1918, of pneumonia following influenza. She was in the 21st year of her age and is survived by her husband and one son, and by her parents. Realizing that her end was near she expressed a desire to unite with the people of God and was received by water baptism. She died leaving a bright testimony of the saving grace of Jesus Christ. Buried at the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Services conducted by D. E. Kuhns and W. W. Hege. Text, Jer. 15:9 (middle clause).
Rosenberger.-Bessie, oldest daughter of Bro. and Sister
Isaiah Rosenberger, was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., Nov. 17, 1893.
She united with the Mennonite Church in 1907, of which Church
she was a faithful member until death. She died at her home near
Guenrsey, Sask., on Nov. 15, 1918. Her death was due to pneumonia
following an attack of Spanish influenza. She leaves father, mother,
2 brothers, 5 sisters, and many relatives and friends.
"We shall be parted for a while
But will not forget her loving smile.
And some sweet day when life is o'er,
We'll greet her on the other shore."
Funeral services at her home Sunday, Nov. 17, conducted by H. Bartel. Interment in the Sharon Mennonite Cemetery.
Blough.-Polly Mishler Blough was born in Somerset Co., Pa., Mar. 11, 1832; died Nov. 26, 1918: aged 86 y. 8 m. 15 d. Her husband (C. C. Blough), her son (David), and her daughters (Catharine and Malinda), preceded her to the glory world. The following children remain: Josiah, Lovina, Mary, Polly, and Louisa. The deceased was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for about sixty-five years. She enjoyed and always was anxious to assemble with God's people, though she, being German, did not understand a word of the service. She leaves 26 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral servies on the 29th at the Stahl Church near Johnstown, Pa., by L. A. Blough and James Saylor.
Miller.-Cava R. Miller (nee Bender), second daughter
of Val. and Caroline Bender, was born Aug. 10, 1890, in Somerset
Co., Pa.; died Oct. 10, 1918; aged 28 y. 2 m. On Oct. 9, 1916,
she was married to Simon J. Miller of Grantsville, Md., where
she lived to the time of her death, which was caused by pneumonia.
Early in life she became a member of the Amish Mennonite Church
of which she was a faithful member. Private funeral was held at
the home conducted by Noah Brenneman, from I Pet. 1 and II Pet.
1 (which she had requested to have read just before her death).
She leaves a deeply bereaved husband, an adopted son, father,
mother, 7 sisters, 4 brothers, and a host of relatives and friends.
"Yet again we hope to meet thee
When the day of life is past;
And in heaven we hope to greet thee,
Where no farewell tears are shed."
Pauley.-Elizabeth Mabel (Bowen) Pauley was born in Massilon, O., Sept. 13, 1877; died at her home in Leetonia, O.; aged 41 y. 2 m. 11 d. She was sick but one week with influenza and pneumonia. She was united in marriage to Walter S. Pauley eighteen years ago. To this union were born four children (Walter Elias, Jessie Irene, Olive Maryetta, and Harry Chester). She is survived by her husband and children, 3 brothers, and 2 sisters. Six years ago Bro. and Sister Pauley moved from Youngstown to Leetonia. While living in Youngstown they were converts at the Mission and united with the Mennonite Church. She remained faithful unto death. Funeral services at the home conducted by Bro. A. J. Steiner. Text, II Cor. 5:1. Interment in Oakdale Cemetery, Leetonia.
Ebersole.-Christian S. Ebersole was born June
17, 1883; died Oct. 24, 1918.
His wife, Minnie Elizabeth (Martin) Ebersole, was born July 15, 1880, and died Oct. 25, 1918.
Both confessed Christ early in life and united with the Mennonite Church in Washington Co., Md., the place of their birth, and where they were later united in marriage and lived a quiet, rural life until their earthly career was cut short by pneumonia contracted from influenza. A double funeral service was held in the barn in charge of Bishop George Keener and Bro. Henry Baer (Text, I Sam. 20;3) and the two were laid to rest in one grave at the Muller Church, near Leitersburg. They leave sorrowing parents, brothers and sisters, and 7 children ranging in age from 14 to 2 years. We thank God for the neighborly kindness of friends and especially for the Christian homes that so readily welcomed the seven children and who will give them parental care.
Transcriber's note: There are two individuals' obituaries under the heading Ebersole (husband and wife).
Peachy.-Ella Peachy (nee Stoltzfus), was born in Lyon Co., Kans., March 12, 1890; died Sept. 23, 1918 aged 28 y. 6 m. 13 d. She was the youngest daughter of Bro. and Sister Joseph Stoltzfus, formerly of Lewisburg, Pa. Ella was quite young when her father died in Kansas, after which the mother moved to Belleville with the 5 children and lived with Grandmother Smoker a number of years. In 1909 she was married to Ezra Peachy, to which union were born 4 children. In 1916 they moved to Greenwood, Del., where she died. Influenza afflicted every member of the family. After an illness of about 5 days she died with double pneumonia. After a dispatch reached Belleville, Brethren J. D. Yoder, Thomas Hartzler, and John Stoltzfus arrived at this place where a short service was held after which the remains were taken to Belleville. Buried at the Locust Grove Mennonite Church, of which denomination she was a true and faithful member. May our loss be her eternal gain.
Johns.-Bro. John J. Johns was born in La Grange Co., Ind., Sept. 10, 1877; died Aug. 31, 1918, at his home near Hydro, Okla.; aged 41 y. 11 m. 21 d. He united with the Mennonite Church at the age of 14, was left an orphan at 17, after which he lived with his grandparents. He went to Johnson Co., Iowa, and was married to Sister Katie Stutzman Nov. 3, 1898; then moved to Indiana and lived there until 1905, when they moved to Oklahoma. The same year, on Nov. 3, he was ordained to the ministry and remained a faithful worker and true to his calling till the time of his death. We miss him and know that there is a vacant spot that cannot be filled, but we can rejoice to know that he was not taken unprepared. Death was caused by a severe attack of typhoid fever. He leaves a devoted wife, 2 children, 1 sister, and a host of relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Mennonite Church conducted by Bro. Simon C. Miller of Jet, Okla., and Bro. D. R. Eyster of Thomas, Okla. Text, II Tim. 4:6-8.
Reesor.-Angeline Moyer was born at Jordan, Ont., June 3, 1861. She moved with her parents to Preston where they lived until her mother died. Later her father came to Cherrywood where she spent the greater part of her life. She was united in marriage in 1882 with John B. Reesor who survives her. This union was blest with 4 daughters who, with the father, mourn this loss. Both she and her husband were baptized and received into the Mennonite Church in 1885. The husband was afterwards called to the office of deacon and she ably supported him in his work. As a Christian woman, a wife, mother, and neighbor she deserves the highest respect. About five months ago she was taken ill with cancer of the liver which disease also caused her death. She peacefully passed away at her home in Mt. Joy on Nov. 22, 1918, aged 57 y. 5 m. 19 d. She gave strong evidence of a triumphant hope in Jesus. The funeral was very largely attended at the Wideman Church on the 24th. The service was conducted in two languages by the brethren, Levi Grove, Thomas Reesor, and L. J. Burkholder.
Yoder.-Fannie Pearl, daughter of Ezra B. and Lydia E.
Yoder, was born in Cass Co., Mo., Mar. 18, 1897; died at the home
of her parents in Champaign Co., Ohio, Nov. 25, 1918, after a
brief illness from a complication of diseases developed from influenza
aged 21 y. 8 m. 7 d. She leaves parents, 2 sisters, 1 brother,
1 half-sister, and 1 half-brother. One sister and 2 brothers preceded
her to the spirit world, Frank having preceded her only five short
days. Two precious ones taken from our home in less than a week.
How very much we will miss their presence in our family circle.
Let us haste to make our calling and election sure. We have no
promise of the morrow. "Ye know neither the day nor the hour
when the Son of man cometh." Fannie accepted Christ as her
personal Savior in her youth, and lived a consistent Christian
life. She was very patient during all her intense suffering. The
angels sweetly whispered, "Come and live with us at home.".
"Sister, thou hast left us lonely,
Sorrow fills our hearts today;
But beyond the vale of sorrow,
Tears will all be wiped away."
Shank.-Christian J. Shank was born near Harrisonburg, Va., May 26, 1838; died Sept. 12, 1918; aged 80 y. 3 m. 16 d. He lived in wedlock with Elizabeth Rhodes Shank since Oct. 30, 1862, to which union were born 2 sons and 1 daughter (Mrs. Magdalene M. Rice, Elmer R. and Fred A.) He resided on his farm near Singers Glen, Va., where he made his home for 56 years. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church since the year 1861, and was ordained to the office of deacon Sept. 12, 1884, in which capacity he rendered faithful service until the infirmities of age and general debility required the work of the Church to be placed on younger shoulders. For several years previous to his death he was stricken with partial blindness and inability to readily recognize his friends and acquaintances. His wife who so long shared with him the joys and sorrows or life, still survives him. May the Lord comfort her and others who most keenly feel the vacancy caused by his death in the Church and the home in which he so long filled the place of father and grandfather. Services from the Lindale Church near Edom, Va., Sept. 14, by Jos. W. Geil and L. J. Heatwole. Text (selected by the widow) Luke 2:29,30.
Hostetler.-Sherman Paul, son of David and Elizabeth
Hostetler, was born in Champaign Co, Ohio, Feb. 22, 1897. At the
tender age of ten years he gave his heart to Jesus and united
with the Mennonite Church in which body he lived an exemplary
Christian life. He was a kind, loving, and obedient boy, and his
bright, sunny face will be missed by all who knew him. The life
he has lived among us speaks for him a greater memorial than we
are able to pen. On Sept. 3, 1918, he bade home and dear ones
"goodbye" in response to his call to camp, and on Sept.
28 he was stricken with pneumonia, to which he succumbed and peacefully
passed to his reward on the morning of Oct. 5, 1918, at Camp Sherman,
Ohio, at the age of 21 y. 7 m. 13 d. His father, 2 sisters, and
3 brothers preceded him in death. Besides many friends, he leaves
a widowed mother, a sister (Mrs. Anna Ross) and 3 brothers (Ira,
Stephen and George).
"Peaceful be thy silent slumber,
Peaceful in thy grave so low;
Thou no more will join our number,
Thou no more our sorrows know,
Yet again we hope to meet thee,
When the day of life is fled,
And in heaven with joy to greet thee,
Where no farewell tears are shed."
Funeral services were held at the Oak Grove Church, near West Liberty, Ohio, Oct. 8, 1918, conducted by S. E. Allgyer, assisted by J. J. Warye. Burial at South Union Cemetery.
Bender.-Sallie L. Miller was born near Springs, Pa.,
April 17, 1878; died in Newton, Kans., Nov. 29, 1918; aged 40
y. 7 m. 12 d. In her early life she gave her heart to God and
united with the Mennonite Church and remained a faithful member
until her death. On April 1, 1906, she was married to D. H. Bender.
To this union were born 2 sons. She is survived by her deeply
bereaved husband, 2 sons, 2 step-sons, 1 step-daughter, father,
mother, 5 brothers, 4 sisters besides a large circle of more distant
relatives and friends. She suffered from heart-leakage for several
years. She was taken down with influenza and on Oct. 7, was moved
to the Bethel hospital at Newton. A slight attack of pneumonia
resulted from the influenza, this was followed by enlarged liver
and general dropsical condition. All that medical skill, faithful
Christian nursing, sympathetic help and the prayers of God's people
could do were hers. At times her condition improved and hope sprang
up anew, only to be defeated by relapse. On Sunday evening, Nov.
25, she suffered a severe chill and from that time on she kept
gradually growing weaker until the morning of Nov. 29, when she
peacefully fell asleep in Jesus. Her husband was with her almost
daily and during the last day and night scarcely left her bedside.
She was fully resigned to the will of God, expressed full confidence
that all would he well, maintained her cheerful, contented disposition
almost to the end of her conscious moments, the last of which
were spent in prayer. We have the blessed assurance that she has
gone where the "wicked cease from troubling and the weary
are at rest."
The funeral was held on Dec. 2 at Hesston in the College Assembly Hall, where a large concourse of people gathered to pay their last tribute of respect to the deceased. Services were opened by C. D. Esch. The sermon was preached by J. D. Charles from the text in Rev. 14:13. The remains were laid to rest in the cemetery near the Pennsylvania Church. Services at the house and grave were conducted by T. M. Erb.
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Schrock.-Boyd A., son of Bro. Harry and Sister Ella Schrock of Howard Co., Ind., died of influenza Nov. 17, 1918; aged 1 y. 3 m. 12 d. Funeral on the 19th at the home conducted by Bro. J. S. Homer from Job 1:21.
Gaines.-Mary Susan, infant daughter of Weldon and Fanny Gaines, was born Nov. 22 and died Nov. 23, 1918. Short funeral services were held at the house by C. D. Yoder. Burial in the West Liberty Cemetery, McPherson Co., Kans.
Hamilton.-Catherin Holley, widow of Bishop B. F. Hamilton,
was born in Holmes Co., Ohio, May 1, 1841; died at the home of
her son, Ira, near Newton, Kans., Sept. 20, 1918; aged 77 y. 4
m. 20 d. Buried at the Catlin Church near Peabody, Kans. Services
conducted by J. M. R. Weaver and D. D. Zook.
B. F. H., Jr.
Shotzberger.-Esther, daughter of Bro. and Sister Jacob Shotzberger, of Elizabethtown, Pa., died of influenza Dec. 3, 1918; aged 5 y. 4 m. 13 d. Short funeral services were held Dec. 6 at the house conducted by Bro. Simon Landis. Buried in the Elizabethtown Mennonite Cemetery.
One little life blossomed on earth to bloom in heaven.
Stauffer.-Ethel, daughter of Henry and Sophia Stauffer,
was born June 14, 1917; died Nov. 17, 1918; aged 1 y. 6 m. 3 d.
Four weeks ago she took sick with influenza, which turned into
a complication of diseases, which caused her death. She leaves
to mourn her father, mother, 1 brother, 1 sister, 2 half-brothers,
and 2 ha1f-sisters, besides many relatives and friends.
Wm. H. Koerner.
Shantz.-Clayton Shantz, at his home near Carstairs, Alta., died of influenza, Nov. 9, 1918; aged 34 y. 7 m. He accepted Christ in March, 1918, and united with the Church in July. He lived a consistent Christian life, and died in the triumph of living faith. He is survived by his wife, mother, 3 brothers, 3 sisters, and many friends. The Lord bless the bereaved ones. Burial services conducted by N. Weber. Memorial services will be held later. Remains laid to rest in the West Zion Mennonite Cemetery.
Hughes.-Bessie P. Schrock Hughes was born Mar. 22, 1892; died Nov. 19, 1918 aged 26 y. 7 m. 27 d. She was married to Jesse Hughes Aug. 20, 1909. To this union were born four children (Lois, Nina, Inis, and William). She formerly held her membership in the Mennonite Church of the Howard and Miami congregation in Miama Co., Ind., from which congregation she moved her membership by letter to the United Brethren Church at Kokomo, Ind. She leaves a husband, 2 daughters, a son, a mother, a sister, a brother, and a host of relatives and friends. Funeral on the 21st conducted by Bro. J. S. Horner from Isa. 38:1.
Schrock.-Daniel David, son of Adam and Ida Schrock, was born near Shipshewana, Ind., Aug. 21, 1888; died at Roanoke, Ill., Nov. 24, 1918; aged 30 y. 3 m. 3 d. His death was caused by influenza. He was a member of the A. M. Church. In February, 1908, he was married to Celesta Mast. To this union were born 4 sons and 2 daughters. He leaves his companion, 6 children, father, mother, 2 brothers, and 4 sisters. The body was brought to his former home near Shelbyville, Ill. Funeral at the home of his parents Nov. 27, by Brethren Joseph Reber, David Ulrich, and John Kennell. Buried in nearby cemetery.
Asper.-Gilbert Asper was born in Adams Co., Pa.; died at the Lancaster, Pa., General Hospital Dec. 3, 1918; aged 25 years. Bro. Asper was married to Sister Wilda May Faust, a former inmate of the Mennonite Children's home, on April 25, 1918, and started housekeeping near Lancaster, Pa. Both were stricken with influenza, followed with pneumonia. Sister Asper is in a serious condition and does not know of her husband's serious illness and death. May God comfort her during these trying hours. Short services were held on Friday, Dec. 6, at the Mennonite Cemetery, Millersville, Pa., where the body now rests, awaiting the return of our Lord.
Miller.-Beulah Fern, youngest daughter of Bro. D. F. and Sister Alice K. Miller, was born near Surrey, N. D., Jan. 10, 1911; died Nov. 3, 1918; aged 7 y. 9 m. 24 d. Beulah was an especially bright child and was loved by all who knew her. She was the last of six in one family to get the influenza of which five were sick at one time, and she so patiently waited on the rest, and during their sickness she would say, "I will pray to Jesus to keep me well," but when she began to complain Jason reminded her of what she had said, but she replied, "Jesus does not always see fit to give us what we ask for," putting her trust in Jesus. She was sick just one week, gradually growing weaker until the spirit took its flight. She was conscious to the end. Buried on Monday afternoon. She leaves parents, 3 brothers, a sister, and a host of friends. Short services at the grave by Bro. I. S. Mast. Memorial services later. Parents.
Gingerich.-Lena M. Gingerich (nee Knepp), wife of Ben G. Gingerich, was born in Johnson Co., Ia., Jan. 8, 1896; died at her home near Kalona, Ia., Nov. 29, 1918; aged 22 y. 10 m. 21 d. Death was caused by influenza followed by pneumonia, she being sick only about 9 days. At the age of 15 she accepted Christ, uniting with the Amish Mennonite Church, was a consistent member until death, she saying in her dying hours that she was ready to go if it was the Lord's will. She was married to Bro. Gingerich on Dec. 10, 1915. To this union were born 2 children: Raymond and a baby daughter. She leaves husband, 2 children, father, mother, 1 sister, 4 brothers, and a host of friends and relatives. Short services were conducted at the house by E. G. and A. C. Swartzendruber. Burial in the East Union Cemetery, Dec. 1, 1918. Text, Eccl. 8:8.
Boyer.-Mary (Tyson) Boyer was born Sept. 8, 1884; died Nov. 21, 1918; aged 34 y. 2 m. 13 d. In 1904 she was married to Abraham Boyer. To this union were born 4 children (Pearl, Marie, Ervin, and an infant daughter which preceded her to the spirit world). Besides husband and children she is survived by father and mother, 6 sisters, and a brother. A sister and a brother passed on before. In early years she united with the Mennonite Church. She has been a faithful member and left with these departing words: "I am ready to meet my God." She was sick but a short time, suffering with typhoid pneumonia, as a result of influenza, by which the entire family was stricken. A short funeral service was conducted in the yard by the brethren, S. S. Yoder and D. D. Miller of Middlebury, Ind., after which the remains were laid to rest in Grace Lawn Cemetery.
Shantz.-Judith Shantz, at her brother's home near Carstairs, Alta., Nov. 22, of influenza; aged 36 y. 4 m. 15 d. This was indeed very sad, being the second death in the same family in less than two weeks. The departed sister has been a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for a number of years, and left bright hopes of being ready for the glory world beyond. She is survived by her mother, 3 brothers, 2 sisters and many friends. The Lord comfort the sorrowing ones. At this time we are made to think of the words of the poet:
"Not now but in the coming years
We'll reap the meaning of our tears,
And then we'll understand."
Memorial services to be held later. Burial services by N. R. Weber at the West Zion Mennonite Cemetery.
Yoder.-Mary Yoder (nee Stutzman), wife of Mose P. Yoder, was born in Elkhart Co., Ind., Oct. 31, 1890; died at her home near Kalona, Ia., Nov. 22, 1918; aged 28 y. 22 d. Death was caused by influenza followed by pneumonia, she being sick only the short time of one week. In her early teens she accepted Christ, united with the Amish Mennonite Church, and was a consistent member until death. She was married to Bro. Yoder on Dec. 13, 1910. To this union were born 4 children (infant daughter which preceded her to that home above, Sylvia, Wesley, and Ray). She leaves husband, 3 children, father and step-mother, 1 brother, 4 half-brothers, 3 half-sisters, 2 aged grandmothers and a host of relatives and friends. Short services were held at the house by A. C. and E. G. Swartzendruber. Burial in Guengerich Cemetery, Nov. 24, 1918. Text, Heb. 11:16.
King.-Elizabeth King (nee Schrock) was born May 22,
1841; died of paralysis in Wayne Co., Ohio, Sept. 23, 1918; aged
77 y. 4 m. 1 d. She was married to John H. King Dec. 1, 1864,
who preceded her in death by 21 years. This union was blessed
with 9 children, 3 of whom preceded her to the spirit world. Those
living are Elmer, Chauncey, Mary, Solomon, Minnie; also 16 grandchildren
and 1 brother, Christian. In her youth she confessed Christ and
united with the A. M. Church where she remained a faithful member
until death. Services were conducted at the home by Bro. I. W.
Royer; at the Oak Grove Church by J. S. Gerig and C. Z. Yoder.
She selected her text from Jno. 5:25. Buried in the cemetery adjoining
"Dearest mother, thou hast left us,
Here our loss we deeply feel;
But 'tis God that has bereft us,
He can all our sorrows heal."
One of the children.
Yoder.-Frank Harris, son of Ezra B. and Lydia Yoder, was born in Cass Co., Mo., Sept. 4, 1894; died at the home of his parents in Champaign Co., Ohio, Nov. 20, 1918, after a short illness of influenza, which developed into pneumonia; aged 24 y. 2 m. 16 d. He confessed Christ in his youth and united with the church of his choice and lived an exemplary Christian life. During his illness he was very patient and expressed a readiness to depart and be with Jesus. He also made arrangements for his funeral, which was private, conducted by S. E. Allgyer. Just five days later, Fannie Pearl, sister of Frank, passed away, after a brief illness of a complication of diseases, following influenza; aged 21 y. 8 m. 7 d. Fannie accepted Christ as her personal Savior in her youth, and lived a consistent Christian life. Though much concerned about her parents, she was glad to go to rest. The funeral was private and conducted by C. H. Byler and J. B. Hartzler. Interment for both was made in the South Union Cemetery.
Transcriber's note: two obituaries in this YODER report
Sharps.-Sister Sarah C. Sharps, widow of the late James W. Sharpes, died of complications at her home near Harrisonburg, Va., Nov. 9, 1918; aged 79 y. 9 m. 6 d. She had been a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for more than half a century; and a deaconess for a number of years. In outward example she was an example to the believers, showing a separation from the world which we believe was not by restraint but the fruits of her inner life. She became an invalid 16 or 17 years ago from rheumatism, during which time she was unable to walk and had to be moved about in an invalid's chair. Much of that time she did not suffer pain and seemed cheerful. It was a common sight to see her in the services at the Weaver Church in her chair, seeming to enjoy the services. She longed for the summons to call her home and fell peacefully asleep. In her Bible she marked the 4th chapter of II Cor. from the 13th verse to the end of the chapter as being especially dear to her, Beulah" with the chorus, "Oh, bear me away on your snowy wings," as expressing her desires. This hymn was used at her funeral. She leaves 3 sons, 2 daughters, and 1 sister. Funeral services were conducted on Nov. 11 at Weaver's Church by the brethren, S. H. Rhodes and J. S. Martin, from the above named scriptures, especially the 18th verse, after which her body was laid to rest in cemetery near by.
Transcriber's note: Sharps in the heading, both Sharps and Sharpes in the text.
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Shearer.--Wilbur Edward was born to Bro. and Sister Harry and Mildred Shearer of Alpha, Minn., Nov. 14, and died Dec. 8, 1918; aged 23 days. Services at the house conducted by the home minister, Bro. C. J. Garber. Text, Isa. 65:20, Rev. 21:4.
Norenberg.--On Dec. 1, 1918, the spirit of George Homer
Norenberg took its flight. He was the infant son of George and
Grace Norenberg of Surrey, N. D. Death was caused from the effects
of influenza. Age, 2 m. 11 d. He is survived by his parents, 3
brothers, 6 sisters. Short services at the house Dec. 2, by I.
S. Mast. Buried in Fairview Mennonite Cemetery.
L. S. G.
Mann.-Maurice Arthur, son of Rufus and Mildred Mann, Elkhart, Ind., was born Jan. 30, 1918, died of influenza followed by pneumonia on Dec. 5, 1918; aged 11 m. 6 d. He leaves parents, two sisters, and one brother. Funeral services were conducted at the home on the afternoon of the 6th by Jacob K. Bixler. Interment in the Prairie Street Cemetery.
Bonell.-Elizabeth, daughter of Joseph and Fanny Bonell, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Jan. 12, 1890; died at Greenwood, Del., of pneumonia; aged 28 y. 9 m. 10 d. She accepted Christ in her youth and remained faithful to the end. Services at the house by J. D. Miller. She leaves parents, 3 brothers, 3 sisters and many friends who so greatly miss her. May our loss be her eternal gain.
Schrock.-Sarah Erndoy Schrock was born Jan. 1, 1868, in Garrett Co., Md.; died Oct. 22, 1918, of pneumonia at her home near Greenwood, Md.; aged 50 y. 9 m. 22 d. She leaves parents, husband, 6 children, 1 sister and 3 brothers to mourn her departure. Short services at the home by Lewis Erichorn. She was a member of the A. M. church and lived out the principles to the end. Buried in the Union Cemetery.
Unzicker.-Oscar Harold, son of Oscar Unzicker of near Washburn, Ill., died Oct. 12, 1918; aged 6 y. 8 m. 8 d. Death was due to pneumonia following influenza. He was a healthy child until the age of seven months, when he had pneumonia, since which time he was an invalid. Funeral services at the home conducted by J. ?. Kennel and John Kennell. Buried in Harmony Cemetery. He leaves parents, 4 sisters, and 5 brothers. A sister and 2 brothers died in infancy.
Transcriber's note: Funeral services at the home conducted by J. ?. Kennel and John Kennell. [The question mark is mine; this is a blank spot in my copy; usually I can interpret around these if the blank is part of a word, but in this case it's an initial. My best guess based on the amount of space it takes up is an L. Also, the two different spellings of Kennel / Kennell are as printed].
Yoder.-Sylvanus Glen, son of George and Katie Yoder was born near Kalona, Iowa, Oct. 23, 1918; died Dec. 5, 1918; aged 1 m. 11 d. Death was caused by influenza and pneumonia. He is survived by father, mother, 1 sister and 1 brother. Two little brothers have preceded him to the better world. Private funeral at the home conducted by Bros. D. J. Fisher and David D. Miller.
Mishler.-Stephen Mishler was born Sept. 13, 1878; died Nov. 26, 1918; aged 40 y. 2 m. 13 d. He was sick with the influenza about two weeks. One son preceded him to the glory world. He leaves his wife, 3 sons, 2 brothers, 2 sisters and many friends. He was married to Polly Livingston about thirteen years ago. He united with the Mennonite Church about a year ago. Was buried in the Berkeley Cemetery, Johnstown, Pa.
Miller.-Lydia (Jones) Miller was born in LaGrange Co., Ind., June 18, 1890; died near Middlebury, Ind., Dec. 13, 1918; aged 28 y. 5 m. 25 d. She was married to John Miller. To this union were born two children. She leaves husband, one son, father, mother, 5 brothers, 3 sisters and many relatives and friends. She was a member of the Mennonite Church. Funeral services were conducted at the home by E. J. Bontrager and at the Fork's Church by J. Y. Hooley and D. D. Miller.
Weaver.-Bessie, daughter of Reuben and Salome Weaver, was born at Wakarusa, Ind., Jan. 9, 1909; died at Elkhart, Ind., Dec. 9, 1918; aged 9 y. 10 m. 26 d. She leaves, besides father and mother, two brothers (Ephraim and Elmer), and three sisters (Mrs. J. Wesley Lechlitner, Anna, and Minerva). Two brothers, Harvey and Ira, preceded her to the spirit world. Short services at the home conducted by J. K. Bixler. The remains were brought out to Yellow Creek for burial where another short service was held, conducted by Henry Weldy.
Nofziger.-Jacob J. Nofziger was born Mar. 11, 1847; died Oct. 8, 1918, at his home in Burlington, Ohio; aged 71 y. 6 m. 27 d. He united with the Mennonite Church in his younger years and lived in that faith to the end. In 1871 he was united in marriage with Barbara Wyse. To this union were born 8 sons and 1 daughter, 4 sons preceding her in death. He leaves his wife, 4 sons, 1 daughter, 25 grandchildren, 4 sisters and a host of friends and relatives. Funeral at the Central A. M. Church near Archbold, Ohio, conducted by S. D. Grieser and E. L. Frey. Burial in the Eckley Cemetery.
Transcriber's note: To this union were born 8 sons and 1 daughter, 4 sons preceding her in death. [The word "her" is transcribed as typed].
Beachy.-Elizabeth Beachy was born Oct. 4, 1844; died
at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Henry Karch, Middlebury, Ind.,
Nov. 28, 1918; aged 74 y. 1 m. 24 d. She was the mother of 8 children
and is survived by 3 sons and 1 daughter, also one sister and
three brothers. Her husband, Joseph Beachy, preceded her to the
home beyond just 5 months. She was a member of the Mennonite Church
from her youth. She has been failing in health for several years.
Apoplexy caused her sudden death. Funeral services were conducted
at the home by A. J. Hostetler and
D. D. Miller.
Welty.-Anna Gerber Welty was born in Wayne Co., Ohio, May 19, 1839; died Dec. 12, 1918, of myocarditis; aged 79 y. 6 m. 23 d. Sept. 28, 1861, she was married to Peter Welty. This union was blessed with eight children of whom one daughter and one son preceded her in death. Her husband died about 4 months ago, at which time she fractured a hip and could not attend his funeral. After she was again able to walk around she again broke her leg and thus was a sufferer until death relieved her. She leaves 4 sons, 2 daughters, one brother and 10 grandchildren. She united with the Swiss Mennonite Church near Dalton, Ohio, in youth, and remained faithful until death. Funeral services were held the 15th by Bro. C. N. Amstutz. Text, Prov. 10:28.
Martin.-Mary A. Martin (nee Lauver) was born in Perry
Co., Pa., Dec. 13, 1828; died Dec. 9, 1918; aged 89 y. 11 m. 26
d. In her early life she gave her heart to God and united with
the Mennonite Church of which she remained a faithful member until
death. She was married to Christian W. Martin near New Holland,
Pa., where they began house-keeping. She leaves her children (Maria
Johnson, Cathrine Redcay, Emma Enck), besides many relative and
"Mother, thou hast left us lonely
Sorrow fills our hearts today;
But beyond the vale of sorrow
Tears will all be wiped away."
Yoder.-Mary Hochstetler was born near Summit Mills, Pa., Sept. 27, 1827; died near Kalona, Iowa, Dec. 9, 1918: aged 91 y. 2 m. 12 d. In her early life she united with the A. M. Church and remained a faithful member until death. In 1848 she was married to Tobias Yoder, who preceded her in death June 14, 1906. To this union were born 8 children, 4 of whom preceded her in death. Her desire for some time has been to depart from this life to life eternal. Cause of her death was old age. Funeral was held on Dec. 11, 1918 at Lower Deer Creek Church. Services by David D. Miller (text I Pet. 1:3), and Sanford C. Yoder (text Psa. 90:12). Burial in cemetery near by.
Swartzendruber.-Noami Swartzendruber was born in Johnson Co., Iowa, Feb. 12, 1892; died at her home in Iowa Co., Iowa, Dec. 14, 1918, of influenza followed by pneumonia; aged 26 y. 10 m. 2 d. On Dec. 16, 1909, she was united in marriage to Bro. George D. Swartzendruber. To this union were born 3 sons and 1 daughter. She is survived by her husband, 4 children, father, mother, 2 brothers, 6 sisters and an aged grandfather. She united with the Amish Mennonite Church at the age of 15 years and lived a consistent Christian life until the end. She often expressed herself as wishing the people would be more obedient to the teaching they are getting. Short funeral services at the home and also at the cemetery conducted by Bro. David D. Miller.
Cressman.-Leroy Cressman, was born near Breslau, Ont., Jan. 5, 1895; died near Blackie, Alberta, Dec. 6, 1918. He had influenza which developed rapidly into pneumonia and which proved fatal. He was ill only four and a half days. He united with the Mennonite Church at Breslau in his fifteenth year, and lived a faithful consistent Christian life to the time of his death. He leaves to mourn his early departure father and mother, one sister, and one brother. His remains were shipped to the home of his parents in Breslau, and the funeral conducted from there on Sunday, Dec. 15. Bro. C. F. Derstine, who was conducting a series of meetings with the Breslau congregation, preached the sermon. Bro. J. S. Woolner and Bro. Oscar Burkholder assisted in the service. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
Yoder.-Sarah Yoder (nee Miller) was born in Holmes Co.,
Ohio, Oct. 15, 1893; died at Plain City, Ohio, Dec. 7, 1918; aged
25 y. 1 m. 22 d. She was a daughter of Bro. and Sister Eli J.
Miller, formerly of Holmes Co., but moved to this place when Sarah
was quite young. In 1915 she was married to Jonas Yoder, to which
union were born two daughters and one son. Funeral services on
the 10th after which she was laid to rest in the Old Order A.
M. cemetery southwest of Plain City. She was a faithful member
of the Old Order A. M. church. She leaves husband, 3 little children,
5 sisters, 2 brothers, parents, and many friends to mourn her
departure. The cause of her death was ptomaine poisoning. She
was sick only 2 and one-half days, being unconscious the last
23 hours she lived.
"We shall be parted for a while,
But will not forget her loving smile,
And some sweet day when life is o'er
We'll greet her on the other shore."
Baechler.--Christian Baechler was born in Germany Mar.
27, 1827; died in Huron Co., Ont., Nov. 29, 1918; aged 91 y. 8
m. 2 d. He came to Canada in 1848, was married to Barbara Oesch
in 1852 with whom he lived in matrimony 51 years. He was a minister
in the A. M. congregation of Huron Co., Ont., for over fifty years.
Funeral services were held at the home of his son Menno, Dec.
1, 1918 by Bro. Valentine Gerber of Zurich, Ont., and at the church
by the brethren John L. Gerber of Zurich and Christian Litwiller
of St. Agatha, using as a text I Tim 6:12. The body was laid to
rest in the adjoining cemetery. He leaves four sons, 28 grandchildren
and 33 great-grandchildren.
Martin.--Henry Z. Martin, of Weaverland, Pa., died Monday
night, Nov. 25, 1918; aged 80 y. 2 m. 22 d. He is survived by
his wife, 6 sons, and 6 daughters and many grandchildren and friends.
He died very suddenly, having retired as usual in the evening
and was found dead in the bed the next morning. He was a faithful
member of the Martin Mennonite Church, and had the pleasure of
seeing all his children and many of his grandchildren gathered
into the fold. The funeral services were held in the church at
Weaverland on Friday Nov. 29, and the remains laid to rest in
adjoining cemetery. Funeral services by John D. Wenger of Dayton,
Va., and Frank Horst of Weaverland. Text (selected by an invalid
daughter), Luke 12:40.
D. S. W.
Marner-Mary D. (Miller) Marner was born Oct. 17, 1872;
died in the county hospital in Washington Co., Iowa, Dec. 7, 1918;
aged 46 y. 1 m. 20 d. She leaves to mourn her departure a loving
husband, 7 children, (Martha, Ray, Cora, David, Gertrude, Amy
and Leta), 2 grandchildren, 4 brothers, 2 sisters and a host of
relatives. Sister Marner accepted Christ as her personal Savior
in her youth, and lived a devoted Christian life until her death.
During the last days of life here her heart's desire was to have
her children live a righteous life, and she often expressed herself
as being fully resigned to the Lord's will. Funeral services were
held at the Lower Deer Creek Church conducted by J. L. Hershberger
(text, Isa. 38:1-latter clause) and J. Y. Swartzendruber (text,
J. L. H.
Rychener.--Margaret Nan Righener was born in Switzerland Dec. 12, 1863; arrived in the United States in 1869; came to Duell Co., Neb., in 1893; died Nov. 20, 1918; aged 54 y. 11 m. 8 d. She was married to Gottfried Rychener Feb. 28, 1895, and lived with him on their farm west of Chappell until her death. She and her husband were baptized and received into the Mennonite Church May 19, 1918. She lived a Christian life till the end. She took sick with influenza and died in less than a week of suffering; was buried Nov. 21; no funeral services on account of the disease. She leaves husband and an aged father to mourn their loss. Maggie, as she was called, was always the first to respond to any call for assistance in cases of sickness or trouble. "She did what she could." She was buried in the Sage Poll Cemetery beside her first husband.
Durr.-David L. Durr was born in Fayette Co., Pa., Feb. 8, 1850; died at his home near Masontown, Pa., Dec. 15, 1918; aged 68 y. 10 m. 7 d. He had been failing in health for some time and influenza hastened his death. He united with the Mennonite Church in 1871, and lived and died in the faith. He was twice married. His first wife was Jennie Longenecker, who died in 1908. His second wife was Elizabeth Kensinger, who survives. He leaves a widow, two daughters (Mrs. Ettie Honsaker and Ellen Elizabeth), a brother (Bishop J. N. Durr), a sister (Francis McCann), and many relatives and friends. He was widely known, and his sudden and unexpected death was a shock to many people. Funeral services, Dec. 17, at Masontown Mennonite Church, conducted by Aaron Loucks and Daniel Kauffman. Texts, Heb. 9:27 and Jno. 14:1.
Frey.--Sarah Kornhaus Frey was born July 13, 1862, in Elkhart Co., Ind.; died at her home near Sterling, Ill., Nov. 30, 1918; aged 56 y. 4 m. 17 d. Death was due to a stroke of apoplexy. She was married to John K. Frey Sept. 1, 1892. To this union were born 9 children (Anna, Sarah, Aaron, John, Paul, Titus, Martha, Orpha, Mary). Two have preceded her to the spirit world. She leaves her companion, 7 children, 3 sisters, 3 brothers, 2 half-sisters, 3 half-brothers, and other relatives and friends. She was converted at the age of 17, united with the Mennonite Church, and remained faithful until death. She was a kind and tenderhearted companion and a devoted mother. Funeral services at Science Ridge, Dec. 3, conducted by Christian Reiff of Newton, Kans. Text, Jno. 11 :25, 26.
Sollenberger.-Sister M. Lena (Horst) Sollenberger was
born Sept. 29, 1889; died at her home near Chambersburg, Pa.,
Dec. 12, 1918; aged 29 y. 2 m. 13 d., death being due to influenza.
She was united in marriage Sept. 22, 1914 to Christopher C. Sollenberger.
To this union were born two children. She united with the Mennonite
Church in her sixteenth year and was a faithful member to the
end. She is survived by a husband, one daughter (Mary Elizabeth),
one infant son (Solomon John), her parents, and two sisters. Private
funeral services were conducted by Joseph Martin and Geo. Ernst.
Burial at the Row Church.
"Dearest Lena, thou hast left us
And we deeply mourn for thee,
Not as those who have no hope;
For with the Savior thou wilt be."
Landis.-Anna Elizabeth Landis was born Jan. 3, 1903;
died Nov. 3, 1918; aged 15 y. 10 m. Anna was a victim of influenza.
She united with the Church at Cedar Grove near Greencastle, Pa.,
last New Year's morning, and so soon has gone to that home which
Jesus has gone to prepare. She is survived by parents, 3 sisters,
and 2 brothers. Services at her home at York, Pa., by John H.
Mosemann, of Lancaster, Pa. Text, I Thess. 5:13-18. Burial at
"Gone to rest, our darling sister;
How we'll miss her loving voice,
That we always longed to hear her:
For it made our hearts rejoice.
But we know she's gone to heaven,
No more pain or sorrow feel.
May we not complain or murmur
But submit to His dear will."
Schload.--Sister Minnie E. Schload died after a lingering illness of cancer, at her home at Akron, Pa., Dec. 10, 1918; aged 30 y. 2 m. Her life was a living testimony of Christian love and service. Through her frequent writings in the Herald she was known to many. She was a worker at the Mennonite Sanitarium at LaJunta, Colo., some years ago, and later at the Mennonite Mission in Lancaster, Pa. She is survived by her father, one brother (Walter Schload), stepmother and step-sister, and many other relatives and friends. She was a patient sufferer for many months at the Lancaster General Hospital, Pa., but the last two months she spent at home. She often wished to lie in her accustomed place in God's house. Now we believe she has a mansion in the skies. She was buried at Akron beside her mother. Officiating ministers, Bishop Benj. Weaver and Amos Hurst. Peace to her ashes.
Good.-May (Rohrer) Good, daughter of Bro. and Sister
G. B. Rohrer, was born Oct. 8, 1877, near Burton City, Ohio; died
Nov. 20, 1918: aged 41 y. 1 m. 12 d. She was married to Benjamin
Good Dec. 23, 1902. To this union were born two daughters and
seven sons. One infant preceded her in death and one was laid
to rest with the mother. She is survived by husband, 7 children,
parents, 3 sisters, 1 brother and a host of relatives and friends.
Soon after their marriage she united with the Mennonite Church
and remained faithful in her home and church duties until death.
She was a faithful wife and loving mother, always looking after
the welfare of those entrusted into her care, and was loved by
all who knew her. Funeral services on the 22nd from the Chestnut
Ridge Church conducted by Brethren M. S. Horst, Abram Good, and
David Wenger. Burial in the County Line cemetery.
"We shall he parted for a while,
But will not forget her loving smile;
And some sweet day when life is o'er,
We'll greet her on the other shore."
Transcribed by: Nancy Regan, Washington