Herald of Truth Obituaries - April, 1901

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Herald of Truth , Vol. XXXVIII, No. 7, April 1, 1901 - Page 110, 111

Susanna Weldy, wife of Bish. Christian Shaum was born near Winesburg, Holmes Co., Ohio, Oct. 25th, 1833; died Feb. 4th, 1901, aged 67 years, 3 months and 9 days. She moved with her parents to St. Joseph Co., Ind., Oct. 10th, 1851. She was married to Christian Shaum, April 21, 1854. They lived in Concord twp., Elkhart Co., for many years, but during their latter years they resided at Wakarusa, where she died. Their union was blessed with five daughters and one son. Two daughters and the son preceded the mother to the world beyond. A sorrowing husband, three daughters, four grandchildren, three brothers and many friends are left to mourn her death. She was followed to the grave at the Olive Men. burying ground where her remains were laid to rest. She was a faithful member of the Old Mennonite Church for many years, and those who mourn for her mourn not as those who have no hope. She was beloved and respected by all. She suffered about a year with eczema, but seemed to be slowly recovering, when an abscess broke out causing her much suffering. Finally she had a stroke of paralysis and died soon after. May God comfort the sorrowing ones with the hope of the better life beyond

Our aged brother and minister, Peter Basinger, answered the summons of death at the home of his son, Jacob, in Columbiana, O., February 22nd, 1901, at 7:30 o'clock P.M. He suffered with lagrippe about two weeks and with the infirmities of old age, he could not withstand the disease.
He was born in the Canton Dell See., Alsace, France, Oct. 15th, 1812, and came to this country with his parents when only eight years of age and settled in Virginia. The voyage was made in a sailing vessel, spending two months on the ocean. At the age of twenty-one he came to Mahoning (then Columbiana) county, and sixty-five years ago married Maria Blosser, who died April 24th, 1894. From the time of his marriage, nearly his whole life was spent on his farm near Calla, O. He could speak and read four languages, viz: French, Swiss, German and English. He was a minister in the Mennonite Church for nearly fifty years. Many a time have we heard our aged brother, with limbs trembling, exhorting us to come to Jesus and be faithful. He often preached against pride and fashions, saying they would do no good in this world nor in the world to come. Only three Sundays before he died he preached to us saying this may be the last time be would stand before us. And so it was, God calling him to his reward for which he labored so faithfully. Seven children survive him, three having preceded him in death. He had thirty-five grandchildren and forty-seven great-grandchildren; also three sisters and one brother living. He was buried Feb. 25th, 1901, at Midway Mennonite burying ground. A large number of people met to pay the last tribute to one whom they had learned to love and respect as a Christian. His age was 88 years, 4 months and 7 days. Bro. A.W. Harrold, of the Brethren Church read the Scripture lesson. Bro. Allen Rickert offered prayer and Bro. L.J. Buchwalter, of Dalton, preached the sermon from the last clause of Psalm 17:15. I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness. A few remarks were also made by Bro. John Burkholder.

GOOD - Magdalena Hamm was born Nov. 18th, 1825, died Jan. 30th, 1901. She was married to Daniel Beery, in Fairfield Co., Ohio. Bro. Beery died in 1855. Four children were born to this union, three sons and one daughter. She married to her second husband, John S. Good, in 1874. He died in 1889, after which she made her home with her daughter, Mrs. A. Stemen. She was converted in early life and remained a true Christian until death. The funeral was held at the M.B.C. church. Services were conducted by Rev. Cox, from 2 Cor. 51:1. She was buried in the Butler cemetery near Shambaugh, Iowa.

BOSHART - On the 26th of Feb. 1901, of lung fever, Albert, son of J.B. and Mary Boshart, aged 5 months and 1 day. Buried on the 28th in the Fairview cemetery, near Milford, Neb.

HARTZ - On March 3d, 1901, Magdalena, wife of Moses Hartz, of Caemarvon township, Lancaster Co., Pa., on her way to church, died very suddenly, aged 79 years, 10 months and 5 days. Funeral was held March 6. Services were conducted by C.U. Stoltzfus and John S. Mast Texts, Isaiah 58:8 and Mark 13:35. Deceased was an interested reader of the HERALD OF TRUTH for years. Her maiden name was Nafzinger. She was born in Ilbach, Germany, April 28, 1821. In the year 1827, her parents with their seven children, took ship for this country, the oldest child being less than ten years old and the youngest less than one year old. The voyage proved to be a tedious one during which the father and one of the children took sick and died and were buried at sea, leaving the mother, a widow with six small children, to be cared for. They landed at Baltimore, and after a brief stay there without any friends, they set out for Philadelphia, Pa., where they landed with financial means almost exhausted. By the aid of a stranger, who proved to be a friend, they reached Lancaster Co., where they procured their livelihood as best they could. The children being put out among strangers as they became old enough to work for their keeping, which was a life of toil, some of them allowed very little time to attend school. The late Magdalena was married to Moses Hartz, in 1849, with whom she shared the trials and joys of life for more than fifty-one years. She bore the trials patiently. Like Stephen of old, when stoned or persecuted, she would always say, we must forgive and pray for them, they know not what they do. She united with the Amish Mennonite Church in her youth and was steadfast in faith, hope and charity to the end. She seemed to be longing for the door to open to a better world. On the morning of her demise, she was in excellent spirits and was very anxious to go to church. After attending to her usual household duties, she walked out and almost unaided stepped into a carriage, at the same time chatting cheerfully with her companions, but in less than five minutes she was carried back to her room, a corpse. She leaves a husband, one brother, one sister, four children, and fifteen grandchildren.

HAMILTON - In Alpha, Minn., on March 17th, 1901, of an attack of lagrippe and lung trouble, Peter Benjamin, infant son of James and Emma Hamilton, aged 2 weeks, 6 days. Funeral services conducted by Rev. Weaver of the Presbyterian Church, from the text, "Suffer the little children to come unto me and forbid them not, for of such is the Kingdom of Heaven."

SUMMERS - On the 24th of March, 1901, in Elkhart, Ind., of paralysis, Sister Barbara Summers, (widow of the late Joseph Summers, who was identified for 22 years with the Mennonite Pub'g. Company), aged 78 years, 3 months, 6 days. She suffered about three months from a fall, which injured one of her limbs. She was buried on the 27th. Funeral services were conducted by D.J. Johns, of the Clinton Amish Church. Sister Summers was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., her maiden name was Souder. Her husband died about eight years ago.

BELLER - On the 12th of March, 1901, near Shickley, Fillmore Co., Neb., Joseph Beller son of Christian and Rosa Beller, of consumption, aged 16 years, 11 months and 22 days. He leaves father, mother, one brother and two sisters to mourn their loss, but they mourn not as those who have no hope. Their loss is his eternal gain. Funeral services at the Dunkard church by Joseph Siegel and P.P. Hershberger in German, and D.B. Heiney in English from 1 Cor. 15:47--58. Peace to his ashes. D.J.T.

LEFEVER - On Feb. 2, 1901, at the home of her grandfather, Jacob Mellinger, in Strasburg Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., of measles and kidney complaint, Lizzie, daughter of Margaret and the late Isaac E. Lefever, aged 19 years, 6 months and 22 days. She was laid to rest on the 5th in the Strasburg Mennonite burying ground. Funeral services were conducted at the house by Amos Hoover, and at the church by C.M. Brackbill, from Eccl. 12:1. She leaves a mother, one brother, and one sister, beside a number of other relatives and a host of friends to mourn her early death. Among the latter is one to whom she was to have been united in the tenderest and most sacred of human ties. She was a member of the Paradise Sunday school ever since its organization in 1887, with the exception of a few months when she was from home, and was a consistent member of the church, being one of the first of the many young people of this community who entered the church several years ago. We loved her dearly and miss her sorely, but we believe that our Father knows best, and bow in submission to His will.

CHAPMAN - On the 10th of Feb., 1901, in Philadelphia, Pa. Laura, daughter of Harry and Sarah Chapman, aged 1 year, 7 months and 16 days. Buried on the 13th at Souderton, Montgomery Co. Services in English by Michael R. Moyer, from Ps. 90:5, 6.

GOOD - On the 2d of March, 1901, in Bowmansville, Pa., of the infirmities of old age, Sister Magdalena Good, aged 76 years, 5 months and 18 days. She was never married. One brother and two sisters survive. Funeral and interment on the 5th. Services at the Bowmansville Mennonite M.H., (of which congregation she was a member) by Benjamin Weaver and Benjamin Horning, from Heb. 4:8. Peace to her ashes.

GEHMAN - On the 5th of March, 1901, near Adamstown, Lancaster Co., Pa., of dropsy, Bro. Christian Gehman, aged 83 years, 5 months and 18 days. Buried at the Gehman Mennonite M.H., in Berks Co., Pa. Funeral services at the same place by H.G. Good and Benj. Horning, from Prov. 14:32 "But the righteous hath hope in his death." Deceased was a respected, peaceful citizen and good neighbor, and was followed to the grave by a large concourse of friends.

HOFFMAN - On Jan. 2, 1901, near Smithville, Wayne Co., Ohio, Hester Ann, wife of Jacob Hoffman, who was born May 15th, 1847, and died Jan. 2nd, 1901, aged 53 years, 7 months and 17 days. Lived in matrimony thirty-two years. To this union were born three children, who are now mourning the loss of a kind and loving mother. Funeral services were conducted by Calvin Wien and J.S. Gerig.

LEICHTY - On Jan. 31st, 1901, near Orrville, Wayne Co., Ohio, Christie Leichty, aged 9 months and 11 days. Interment at the Oak Grove church. Funeral services conducted by Benj. Gerig in German and J.S. Gerig in English, from Psa. 16:6.

CLEMMER - On the 10th of Feb., 1901, in Souderton, Montgomery county, Pa., Anna, daughter of Jacob and ___ Clemmer, aged 1 month and 10 days. Buried on the 10th at the Plain burying-ground. Services by Josiah Clemmer, M.R. Moyer, Henry Godshalk and Jonas Meninger, from Job. 14:1.

GLICK - On Wednesday, February 27, 1901, near Gap, Lancaster Co., Pa., of lagrippe and consumption, David H. Glick, son of Jonathan L. and Barbara Glick, aged 32 years, 2 months and 6 days. Brother Glick is survived by a wife, two small children, parents, five brothers and two sisters, but they mourn not as those who have no hope, for he was baptized four days after to took his bed, after which he lingered two weeks, patiently bearing his sufferings, but longing to go home. Funeral services were held on the 2nd of March by Bish. Isaac Eby and Christian Brackbill at Hershey's M.H.

SHOUP - Oliver Shoup was born Nov. 18, 1869; died March 9, 1901, aged 31 years, 3 months and 21 days. Bro. Shoup was the oldest son of Sister Sarah Shoup, near Orrville, Ohio. His sickness (pneumonia) was only for a few days when death claimed him and his spirit took its flight. Services were conducted by Pre. I.J. Buchwalter at the Martin's church, March 11, in the presence of a large number of relatives and friends.

HUNSBERGER - On the 6th of March, 1901, in Souderton, Montgomery Co., Pa., of dropsy, Bro. Peter Hunsberger, aged 72 years, 6 months and 6 days. He was born on the 30th of Aug., 1828. In the year 1850, he united in marriage with Margaret Alderfer; after the death of his first wife, he married, in 1875, Mary Smith, as his second wife. A son from the first marriage, a daughter from the second and a sorrowing companion survive. The burial took place at Souderton on the 11th. Services were conducted by Josiah Clemmer, M.R. Moyer and C. Allebach from 2 Cor. 5:1

LEISY - Sister Mary Leisy, nee Rohrer, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Aug. 26, died Feb. 21, 1901, aged 74 years, 5 months and 23 days. She came to Ohio in 1838 and lived near Dalton the remainder of her time. She was married to Jonathan Leisy, Sept. 3, 1846. Bro. Leisy still survives her. Of this union there were eleven children, thirty-eight grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite church for fifty years. Services were held on the 23d of Feb., at the Martin's church by I.J. Buchwalter, assisted by David Martin and David Hostetter.

BRUBAKER - On March 1st, 1901, near North Lawrence, Ohio, infant son of Bro. Jonas and Sister Lizzie Brubaker, aged 26 days. This being the second boy death has claimed from this home within a year causes the heart stricken family to have found many warm sympathizing friends in their hours of sorrow. The funeral was held at the Pleasant View church, Sunday, March 8, by I.J. Buchwalter, in the presence of a large congregation.

KRUPP - On the 4th of March, 1901, in Kulpsville, Montgomery Co., Pa., of the infirmities of old age, Bro. Henry Krupp, aged 86 years, 4 months and 6 days All his children, one son and four daughters, survive him. On the 9th he was laid to rest at the Towamencin Mennonite M.H. Services were conducted at the house by J.C. Stauffer and Jacob Moyer, and at the meeting house by Warren Bean, M.K. Moyer, and Jacob Mensch, from 2 Tim. 4:6--8. Peace to his ashes.

ULRICH - Mary Ann Ulrich died at her late residence, in New Milltown, Paradise Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., of Bright's disease, on the 5th of January, 1901, aged 72 years, 3 months and 5 days. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite church until death. She was afflicted for nearly a year, but bore her sufferings with Christian fortitude, and often expressed a desire to depart and be with Christ. She passed away without a struggle. She leaves a husband, one son, four daughters, fifteen grandchildren, a brother and two sisters to mourn her death. She was buried on the 9th at the U.B. cemetery, at Intercourse. Services were conducted by Amos Hoover, Christian Brackbill and Isaac Eby.

NUNEMAKER - On the 10th of Mar., 1901, in Harrison Twp., Elkhart Co., Ind., of pneumonia, Thomas Nunemaker, aged 78 years, 10 months and 3 days. Bro. Nunemaker was born in Bucks Co., Pa., May 7th, 1822. He went to Ohio, about the year 1840, and there married Catharine Means. To this union were born eight children, of whom six survive. About 1847 they moved to Elkhart Co., Ind., where he has since lived. His first wife died in 1878. He afterwards married his second wife, Barbara Bergy, who died about twelve years ago. He leaves six children, four sons and two daughters, thirty-eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren. the two daughters and the oldest son, John, reside in Adams Co., Neb.; Samuel resides in Whiteside Co., Ill.; Jacob and Levi reside in Kosciosko Co., Ind. Bro. Nunemaker was a faithful member of the Mennonite church and a pillar in the faith. Funeral services were conducted at the Yellow Creek Mennonite M.H. on the 13th, by Bish. Christian Shaum, Martin Ramer, and John F. Funk, from John 5:25, 28, 29.

SWARTZ - Near Williamsburg, Waterloo Co., on the 17th of February, 1901, of pneumonia, Jacob Swartz, aged 61 years and 8 days. Buried on the 20th at Latschaw's M.H. Services by Noah Stauffer and J.B. Gingerich from Isa. 3:10, 11 and Eph. 5:15, 16. Peace to his ashes.

WISMER - On the 26th of Feb., 1901, in Berlin, Ontario, of infirmities of old age, Elizabeth W. Wismer, widow of David Wismer, aged 77 years, 6 months and 3 days. To this union were born four sons and three daughters, all living; also thirty-three grandchildren. Services in the Chr. Eby M.H., at Berlin, by E.S. Hallman and J.B. Gingrich from 2 Tim. 4:7, 8. Buried at Weber's M.H., near Strasburg. She had chosen the text and hymns she wanted to be used at her funeral before her departure and left a bright evidence for the future.

CLEMMER - On the 25th of January, 1901, in Waterloo township, Waterloo Co., Ont., of infirmities of old age, John Clemmer, aged 78 years, 1 month and 9 days. Buried on the 27th at Martin's M.H. Services by J.B. Gingrich from Gal. 6:7, 8. Peace to his ashes.

KINZIE - On the 15th of February, 1901, in Blair, Waterloo Co., Ont, Bro. Noah Kinzie, son of Henry and Elizabeth Kinzie, aged 21 years, 5 months and 27 days. Buried on the 18th at Detweller's M.H. Services by Noah Stauffer and J.B. Gingrich from Psalm 103:15, 16 and Eccl. 8:8.

Transcribed by C. Wheeler - British Columbia


Herald of Truth, Vol. XXXVIII, No. 8, April 15, 1901 - Page 127

LEHMAN - Christian Lehman was born in Franklin Co., Pa., May 27th, 1828; died of Bright's disease, in Allen Co., Ohio, March 29th, 1901, aged 72 years, 10 months and 4 days. When eight years old, he, with his parents, moved from Pennsylvania to Mahoning Co., Ohio, where he lived until 1849. From there his parents moved to Allen Co., Ohio, on the farm on which he lived at the time of his death. On January 16th, 1851, he united in marriage with Susanna Lehman. They lived together in matrimony over fifty years. To this union were born thirteen children. One son and three daughters preceded him to the spirit world. A bereaved widow, four sons, five daughters, and ten grandchildren are left to mourn the loss of a kind husband, father and grandfather, but they mourn not without hope, as we have reason to believe that he fell asleep in Jesus. He, with his companion united with the Mennonite Church over forty years ago and remained faithful until God called him to his reward. He served in the office of deacon for a number of years and ever stood at his post as a faithful soldier, fighting against the enemy. He saw the danger of the church drifting into world conformity, contended earnestly for the old paths and the doctrine and principles of the church as it was taught and practiced by our forefathers, and we believe he was right in this; and though his tongue is silent and his labors on earth are ended, his works do follow him. Buried at Salem, April the 3d. Funeral services by C.B. and M.Brenneman, from 2 Tim. 4:6, 7, 8.

BEACHY - Anson Everett, youngest son of Bro. Christian M. and Sister Jennie Beachy, of Tub, Pa., died Feb. 15, 1901, of brain fever, aged 3 months and 14 days. Funeral services were conducted in the Folk M.H., by G.D. Miller assisted by H.M. Gelnet and Ed. Miller.

YODER - Dec. 28, 1900, near Smithville, Wayne Co., O., of heart trouble and dropsy, Sister Maria A. Yoder, aged 58 years and 4 months. She had been a faithful member of the Amish Mennonite church for many years and her departure has caused a deep wound to her sorrowing friends. But we need not mourn as those who have no hope of a glorious resurrection.

GUBER - On the 23rd of March, 1901, near Nampo, Canyon Co., Idaho, of cramps, and enlargement of the liver, Daniel Truman Garber, youngest son of David and Ellen Garber. He suffered very much, but is now gone to be in company with those beings which he apparently saw before the spirit took its flight. Though invisible to mortal eyes only on special occasions does the Lord allow them to be seen. Services and burial at the Antloch Mennonite M.H., conducted by David Hilty and S.A. Kurtz.
Transcriber's Notes: Surname is first written as Guber and then as Garber.

EBY - Near Berlin, Ontario, on March 30th, 1901, Esera, beloved child of Bro. and Sister Reuben Eby, aged 8 months and 7 days. Funeral services were held at Weber's church. The services were conducted by E.S. Hallman. Text, 1 Samuel 20:3, "There is but a step between me and death."

MARTIN - On the 13th of Mar., 1901, in Preston, Ont., of typhoid fever, of which she suffered since last September, Mary Lutz, wife of Samuel D. Martin, aged 75 years, 6 months, 16 days. Much of the time of her illness she was unconscious, but during her conscious moments she often expressed a desire to depart and go to her rest. In her early life she was converted and united with the Baptist church, but later she attended the Mennonite church services quite regularly, and was in harmony with the discipline and ordinances of our church, and it was her intention to unite with them, but deferred it until sickness and death overtook her. She leaves two sons and three daughters to mourn her death. She was buried on the 16th at the Hagy M.H., near Preston. Services by Noah Stauffer and J.B. Gingerich, from Isa. 38:1--17. Peace to her ashes.

CLEMMER - On the 8th of April, 1901, in Franconia, Montgomery Co., Pa., Jonas, son of Bish, Josiah Clemmer, aged 30 years, 9 months and 27 days. Buried on the 11th.

MARTIN - On April 3rd, 1901, Katie, wife of Levi Martin, of Clarence Centre, N.Y To this union were born nine children; also twelve grandchildren. One son preceded her to the grave a year ago. Sister Martin was afflicted for nearly a year, but bore her suffering with Christian fortitude. Her example is worthy of imitation. May the God of all graces bless the aged husband and his children in his bereavement. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for many years. Funeral services were held at the U.B. Church on the 5th, conducted by D.V. Heise.

Transcribed by C. Wheeler - British Columbia

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