MYERS - On the 25th of March, 1901, near Gardenville, Bucks Co., Pa., Hanna Myers, aged 21 years. She was buried at Deep Run, Men. M.H. Bro. Abraham Hiestand and Bro. Jacob Rush conducted appropriate services. God bless the sorrowing hearts who mourn the death of their beloved dead.
HOFFMAN - On the 8th of May, 1901, at the home of her parents, Jacob K. and Anna E. Nissley, in Florin, Lancaster Co., Pa., of nervous prostration, Lizzie R. Hoffman (widow of the late Henry S. Hoffman), aged 44 years, 7 months and 9 days. She was a member of the River Brethren church, and a devoted Christian, she leaves three children, two sons and one daughter, to mourn the loss of a kind and affectionate mother. Funeral services were conducted on the 12th by Bish. Martin Rutt, John Wolgamuth and Jacob Martin, at the Cross Roads church. A large concourse of people attended the services to pay their last respects to the departed. Interment at Reichs church.
BEERY - Near Bremen, Fairfield Co., Ohio, Abraham
Beery, born Oct. 2nd, 1824, and died May 14th, 1901, aged
76 years, 7 months and 12 days. He was married to Mary Beery in
1845. To this union were born eight children, three of whom are
living and five dead. His wife died June 2nd, 1890, and in 1894
he married Mary Beery, who died in July, 1900. He united with
the Mennonite church while in his teens and ever since was a strict
observer of the doctrine of the church. By his example and teaching,
his children were brought into the church of his choice. Services
by the writer, E.B. Bagwell.
Transcriber's Notes: The first and second wives are named as Mary Beery.
AYLE - In Cumberland Co., Pa., on the 12th of May, 1901, of dropsy and heart failure, Catharine Ayle, aged 82 years, 2 months and 20 days. Her husband died on the same day of the month, a year ago, at the age of 84 years, 11 month and four days. Sister Ayle was conscious to the last. She was sunshine in the home of her children. God bless the bereaved friends.
MILLER - On the 1st of May, 1901, Sister Phoebe, daughter of Isaac Miller, aged 18 years, 9 months and 28 days. Sister Miller leaves her parents, one brother, six sisters and a host of friends. Funeral services were held at the house where services were conducted by Samuel Kurtz in English and Jonas Kaufman in German. Sister Miller was baptized by Bro. Kurtz the day before she died. She was fully resigned to God and had a bright hope for the future. Another loud call to be ready.
BARBARA NEUHOUSER, nee Schmucher, was born September 15th, 1825, and died May 13th, 19091, at the age of 75 years, 7 months and 28 days. She leaves six children, (three having preceded her in death), thirteen grandchildren and one great-grandchild, to mourn their loss, but not as such who have no hope. Joseph Egly preached at the house, taking for his text, Job. 7:3--5, and also at the church from Rev. 14:13. He was assisted at the church by Moses Rupp, who preached from Heb. 4:9 and 10.
BURKHOLDER - On the 13th, of Feb., 1901, in Franklin Co., Pa., very suddenly, of diabetes, Samuel W. Burkholder, aged 49 years, 9 months, __ days. He had been suffering for a long time. He had been out visiting the sick during the day, and returned as usual. At half past four in the morning his wife was awakened by the quivering of his hand and found him unable to speak, and before she could call the family together he had breathed his last. He was a pious father, and his aim was to live a righteous life, and we believe it is well with him. He was born in Cumberland County, and married Mary S. Lehman, of Franklin Co., where he lived from the time he was married until his death. He leaves a sorrowing companion, four sons and five daughters. It is hard to part with a father so kind and dear, but we believe our loss is his eternal gain. F.B.
RUTT - On the 4th of May, 1901, of a complication of diseases, Bro. Gabriel E. Rutt, aged 31 years, 8 months, and 7 days. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite church for about nine years, during which time he was earnestly engaged in winning precious souls into the vineyard of the Lord. He was very much interested in teaching the precious Gospel truths to our young people and in impressing them of the need of turning early unto God. At the age of 18, he began teaching school, and continued in that profession, during the winter months ever since, while in summer he was at home on the farm. He was apt to impart his knowledge and always careful to teach nothing but what would be in accord with the word of God. His influence for good can not be measured, and it is hard to understand why one so beloved and useful should be called away at so early an age. No one knew him but to love him, and we can hardly realize that we shall hear his sweet voice and see his loving smile no more; but we know that our Father doeth all things well, and that "He is a rewarder to those who diligently seek Him." So we know that our dear Brother will be rewarded for his labors, we feel that our loss is his eternal gain. The good that men do lives after them; so we believe that Bro. Gabriel's influences for good will long be felt. He had a wonderful moral influence in the community even before he united with the church. Never having drank a glass of beer, smoked a cigar, or chewed tobacco. When a boy at school he was obedient to his teachers. While under the parental roof he was a dutiful son, in his home, a model husband and father, trying to bring up his children in the admonitions of the Lord. Since he united with the church, he was an ardent worker, an earnest leader in Sunday school work, Bible Readings, and Teacher's Meetings as well as in Mission work. He was a son of Bish. Martin Rutt, to whom he was a great help and support in his ministerial work. He will be greatly missed in his own family, in the parental home, in the church, in the Sunday school, and in the neighborhood. He leaves a sorrowing wife and three children. Funeral services were held at the Bossler M.H. by John Landis, Abram Witmer and Jacob N. Brubacher. May the God of all grace bless his mourning wife and children, the parents and all the sorrowing friends.
GOOD - On the 2nd of March, 1901, in Bowmansville, Lancaster Co., Pa., after a lingering illness, Sister Mattie Good, aged 78 years, 5 months. Two sisters and one brother survive her. Mattie and her brother and one of the sisters who were never married and another sister who died about two years ago, lived with each other. Pre. Isaac Burkhart of Pandora, Ohio, had his home with them when a boy. Interment on the 5th at the Bowmansville M.M.H. Funeral services were conducted by our aged Bro. Benj. Horning, Heb. 4:8, and Benj. Weaver, Rev. 22:14.
MILLER - On the first of May, near Hubbard, Oregon, Phoebe Miller, daughter of Isaac and Elizabeth Miller, aged 18 years, 9 months and 8 days, peacefully took her departure into the spirit world. She was unwell for a short time before she was confined to her bed. She then took a severe attack of pneumonia which in a few days resulted in her death. The day before she passed away she made peace with her God, according to the abundant mercies in Jesus Christ. According to her desire the ordinance of baptism was also administered the same day she accepted Christ as her Savior The next day she passed away, as we have many reasons to believe, to meet the One whom she yet learned to love. Some of her last words were, "My beautiful home in heaven" and repeatedly admonished those who had not yet accepted Christ in these words, "Begin a home in heaven." The funeral services were conducted by Bish. Kauffman in the German language and S.A. Kurtz in the English language, on May 2nd at the home of the deceased.
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SLIFER - On the 4th of May, 1901, at East Los Vegas, New Mexico, Kate, wife of W.B. Slifer, aged 50 year, 5 months, 2 days. The husband and wife had gone to the above mentioned place, in New Mexico, in the hope that the wife's health might be benefited by the change of climate, but God ordered it otherwise and her remains were brought back to be laid to rest in their former home. The funeral was held in the Souderton Mennonite M.H., on the 16th of May, and she was buried in the adjoining burying ground. Services by the Presbyterian pastor, in the English language and Josiah Clemmer and M.K. Moyer in German. Text: Mark 13:33, 37.
SHULTZ - Near White Cloud, Michigan, on June 2nd, 1901, Gladys Viola, daughter of Eli and Sister Cassy Shultz, aged 1 year, 1 month and 10 days. She leaves her parents, three brothers and one sister to mourn the loss. Funeral services on the 4th at the Pleasant Valley school house, by Bish. P. Miller, from 2 Kings 4:26.
GOOD - On the 3rd of June, 1901, of old age, Sister Marcy Good of Bowmansville, Lancaster Co., Pa., aged 85 years, 8 months and 29 days. One brother and one sister survive her. Buried on the 5th at the Bowmansville M.H. Funeral services were conducted by Henry Good and Benjamin Horning. Text, Psa. 71:9. "Cast me not off in the time of old age; forsake me not when my strength faileth."
YOUNG - On the 10th of April, at No. 642 Cumberland Street, Philadelphia, Pa., Sister Maria S., wife of Charles M. Young, aged 67 years, 6 months and 14 days. A service was conducted at her residence on the evening of the 13th by N.B. Grubb. The burial took place at the Plain Meeting House in Montgomery Co., when John Latshaw of Chester Co., conducted the services on Sunday, April 14th.
WITMER - On the 25th of March, near Refton, Lancaster Co., Pa., of LaGrippe, Jacob E. Witmer, aged 37 years, and 22 days. He was sick only one week. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite church and Sunday school, in which he took an active part. He was of a kind disposition, a loving heart, always ready to lend a helping hand. He leaves a faithful widow who is a devoted sister in the church, two sons, two daughters and many sympathizing relatives and friends to mourn the loss of one that was dear to them; but not without a hope. As he was nearing the end, with a smile he said, "I am crossing over, hallelujah! praise the Lord - with Jesus." He was buried on the 28th at the Brick Mennonite Cemetery, followed by many sorrowing friends. Pre. Frank Herr spoke at the house, Isaac Eby at the church, from 1 Thess. 4:13, 14. A SISTER
DETTWEILER - Bro. Jacob Dettweiler was born in Lawrence Co., Pa., Sept. 9th, 1854. Died March the 9th, 1901, aged 46 years, 7 months and 3 days. He had been afflicted for some time with consumption till finally death relieved him. He leaves a wife and five children. Services at the Antioch Mennonite church; services by S.A. Kurtz and David Garber. Peace to his ashes and grace to his family.
KEHR - On the 31st of May, 1901, near New Baltimore, York Co., Pa., Susan, wife of Christian M. Kehr, aged 66 years. She had been in failing health for about a year, but was confined to her bed only one day. She was a daughter of the late Daniel Forry; she was born June 17th 1835. She was married to her surviving husband forty years ago. She leaves one son, two daughters, four brothers and three sisters to mourn her death. She was baptized and received into church membership a few years before her death. Funeral services were conducted by Bish. N. Brubacher of Lancaster Co., and Daniel Stump of New Baltimore.
WEBER - On May 20th, 1901, near Waterloo, Ontario, Katie, beloved wife of Noah Weber, aged 35 years, 8 months and 2 days. She had been a faithful member of the Mennonite church for a number of years. She will be greatly missed in her home, ministered to the wants of those dependent upon her, as well as the aged whom she gave her tenderest care. The funeral cortege numbering nearly one hundred conveyances, was the largest seen at this place for some time. Her remains were laid to rest in the C. Eby burying ground at Berlin where the services were conducted by Jonas Snider, from Amos 4:12, and E.S. Hallman, from Psa. 73.24.
SHANTZ - On May 22nd, 1901, near Breslau, Ontario, Milton, son of Menno M. and Susanna Shantz, aged 22 years, 3 months and 17 days. He had been a sufferer for a number of years, and had lately been confined to his bed for several months, but he bore his sufferings with Christian fortitude. He was resigned to remain if needful or depart this world if it were the Lord's will. He was a member of the Mennonite Church about four years. His remains were laid to rest in the Cressman burying ground. At the house the services were conducted by Jacob S. Woolner, and at the church by Joseph Nahogang, text Rev. 14:13, and E.S. Hallman, text Job. 14:14. At the close of the services they hymn was sung "Parted hands shall clasp again."
CULLY - Very suddenly, of confinement, on the 17th of April, 1901, in Millersville, Lancaster Co., Pa., Hettie A., wife and infant son of Bro. Oscar D. Cully. The death angel called the dear companion to her reward after one night of intense suffering. She realized that the end was near and she believed she was going to die, and calmly passed away soon after, aged 37 years, 4 months, 27 days. She united with the Mennonite Church about 20 years ago and was faithful to the end. She did not have the opportunity of attending church services regularly for several years but was very patient and contended with her lot. She was a kind and affectionate mother and sister, and was always ready to lend a helping hand. She and the writer passed many a peaceful hour together in conversation. The last time we spoke together we talked of meeting each other in heaven. Now she is sadly missed since her voice is silent and her place vacant in the home. She leaves a husband and three small children. One infant son preceded her several years ago. She also leaves two brothers and three sisters. Funeral, April 20th; services at the house by A.D. Wenger, and at Marticville Church by Daniel Lehman, from Isaiah 43:1, 2, 3. Her sudden departure is a solemn warning to us all. Be ye also ready for in such an hour as we think not the Son of man cometh. Peace to her ashes. M.N.K.
KENDIG - May 1st, in the asylum, in Lancaster City, Pa., Joseph B. Kendig, of dropsy and heart trouble, aged 73 years, 7 months, 1 day. About one year ago he was baptized and received into the Mennonite church. He was bedfast four weeks. His beloved wife preceded him eleven years ago in February. He leaves five children to mourn the loss of a father; three daughters and two sons. The late Mrs. Oscar D. Cully was a daughter of the deceased, making three sons and two daughters dead. The funeral was held May 3rd, at his son's, Elias B. Kendig, at Quarryville. Services were conducted at the house by Bishop Abram Herr and at New Providence Church by Bishop Isaac Eby. Text, Psalm 90:12. Peace to his ashes. M.N.K.
EYMAN - On the 20th of May, at his home in Mahoning Co., O., of kidney troubles, Bro. Jacob B. Eyman, aged 70 years, 7 months and 8 days. Bro. Eyman was born in the kingdom of Bavaria, Germany. He came to this country with his parents when a boy. He was married to Mary Ann Allman, of Wayne Co., O., on the 8th of March, 1863. To this union were born three daughters; one of them died young. His wife died Jan. 1st, 1871. His married as his second wife; Anna Metzler, of New Springfield, Mahoning Co., O., Sept. 7th, 1880. This union was blest with one daughter. He leaves a wife, three daughters and one grandson to mourn a loss which is his eternal gain. Bro. Eyman united with the Mennonite Church when young, and was a faithful member; he was deacon in the Mennonite Church a number of years, until God called him to rest. His works do follow him. His remains were laid to rest in the Midway cemetery, followed by many sympathizing friends. Services were conducted by David Lehman and Allen Rickert, from Eccl. 7:2.
GODSHALL - On the 26th of May, 1901, in Montgomery Co., Pa., Sister Hannah Godshall, aged 78 years, 3 months and 17 days. She was buried on the 30th at the Upper Skippach Mennonite M.H. Services were conducted by the brethren, J.C. Stover, Chr. Allebach, at the house, and __ Bean and Jacob Mensch at the M.H.
NICE - On the 13th of May, 1901, in Franconia, Montgomery Co., Pa., Bro. Abraham Nice, aged 88 years, 6 months and 8 days. He was buried on the 20th at the Toamencin Mennonite M.H. Funeral services conducted by J.C. Stover and Chr. Allebach at the house, and Josiah Clemmer at the M.H. Text, Gen. 25:8.
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