Herald of Truth Obituaries - May, 1901

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Herald of Truth, Vol. XXXVIII, No. 9, May 1, 1901 - Page 143

METZLER - On the 25th of March, 1901, in Bango Twp., Elkhart Co., Ind., of the infirmities of old age, Elizabeth Shupe, widow of the late David Metzler, aged 69 years, 4 months and 10 days. She was born in Seneca Co., Ohio, Nov. 15, 1831. She was joined in matrimony with her deceased husband in Mahoning Co., Ohio, in 1847. In later years they moved to Elkhart Co., Ind., where she resided until the time of her death. She was the mother of eleven children. The father, three children, eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren preceded her to the spirit world. She leaves two daughters, six sons, thirty-seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren to mourn her death. The deceased was a faithful member of the Old Mennonite Church, a devoted Christian, and a kind mother. Funeral services were conducted at the Olive Mennonite burying ground by John Martin and Abraham Yoder. Peace to her soul.

EASH - Bro. Andrew Eash, of Emma, LaGrange Co., Ind., was born Sept. 6, 1880, and died March 4, 1901, of consumption, in Colorado, where we went in the fall of 1900 to try to regain failing health, his age being 20 years, 6 months and 1 day. His remains were brought to the parental hone one mile east of Emma, Ind., on the evening of the 13th. Funeral took place on the 14th at the Mennonite M.H. at Shore, of which congregation he was a member from the time he was 15 years old, and proved faithful to the end, and was esteemed by those who knew him. Services by Y.C. Miller in German and A.S. Cripe in English, from 2 Tim. 4:7, 8, to a very large, attentive and sympathizing audience.

SHROCK - On the 23d of March, 1901, in Union Twp., Elkhart Co., Ind., of peritonitis, Bro. Levi Shrock, aged 29 years, 7 months and 24 days. Bro. Shrock was sick about eight weeks, and while he suffered severe pain he bore His sufferings with Christian fortitude and left the bright evidence that he has gone to live with his Redeemer. He leaves a sorrowing wife, one child, an aged mother, three brothers and one sister, to mourn his early departure. Buried on the 26th, in the Yellow Creek Mennonite graveyard. Funeral services by Jonas Loucks and J.W. Christophel. Text, Job. 14:10.

HERSHBERGER - "Grandpa" Joseph Hershberger, who was born in Somerset Co., Pa., died at the home of his son-in-law, D.P. Miller, near Middlebury, Ind., of old age, on March 20th, 1901, aged 89 years, 3 months and 28 days. Of his descendants still living there are six children, sixty grandchildren, one hundred and sixty-six great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren. He was a faithful member of the Amish Mennonite Church from his youth, an exemplary Christian, and leaves the assurances of a glorious resurrection. "If we sow bountifully, we shall also reap bountifully." 2 Cor. 9. His funeral was preached at the Folk's church by Jonathan Troyer and Amos Cripe, from Ps. 90 and John 5:24, 25. P. HOSTETLER

LEHMAN - Albert W. Lehman, oldest son of Pre. P.P. Lehman, died at his home near Alvin, Mo., March 9, 1901, of pneumonia, aged 26 years, 8 months and 17 days. He was a member of the Swiss Mennonite church a number of years. He leaves a wife, two children, father, sister, and four brothers with a host of friends to mourn his departure. His remains were interred in Bethel church cemetery, March 11. Funeral services were conducted by Daniel Kauffman and Joe C. Driver. Text, Matt. 24:44.

STULL - George W. Stull died at his home near Excelsior, Morgan Co., Mo., on Feb. 12, 1901, of lagrippe and softening of the brain, aged 60 years, 4 months and 6 days. Interment on February 14, at Hopewell Church cemetery. Funeral services were conducted by D.F. Driver, from Isa. 40:8. The deceased was formerly a resident of Indiana. He leaves a wife and two sons to mourn his departure.

SECHRIST - On the 26th of May, 1901, near Stony Brook, York Co., Pa., of cancer, Sister Lydia Sechrist died, aged 70 years, 11 months and 20 days. She was buried at Stony Brook Mennonite church. Services by Bishop Jacob N. Brubaker and Pre. __ Fulcomer. Peace to her ashes.

MACKISON - On the 25th of Feb., 1901, near Hellam, York Co., Pa., of a complication of diseases, Sister Lydia Mackison, aged 67 years, 3 months and 2 days. She was patient in her sufferings and fully resigned to her heavenly Father's will. She was buried at Stony Brook. Text, Matt. 26:39. Peace to her ashes. Services by Theo. P. Forry and Mli Hursh, in German.

HASTRANFT - On the 24th of March, 1901, near Cearfoss, Md., of pneumonia, Sister Catherine Hastranft (nee Lesher), aged 52 years, 8 months and 21 days. She was ill only a week. She leaves a husband and two sons and a daughter to mourn the loss of a kind and affectionate wife and mother. She was a consistent member of the Mennonite Church from early life and a devoted Christian. May the Lord bless the bereaved family. Funeral, March 27th, at the Reiff Mennonite M.H., conducted by Bish. Geo. Keener and Christian Strite, from 2 Tim. 4:6--8. Peace to her ashes.

FISH - Owen, son of John and Belle Fish, was born Dec. 12th, 1898, died of catarrhal fever, March 23d, 1901, aged 2 years, 3 months and 11 days. Little Owen budded on earth but bloometh in heaven. Funeral on the 25th at the Shore M.H. Services by D.D. Miller and A.S. Cripe, from Mark 10:14, 15.

DELLENBACH - On March 25th, 1901, in Cazenovia Tp., Ill., of pneumonia and heart trouble, Madgelena, wife of Jacob Dellenbach, deceased, who was born June 24, 1831, and died March 25th, 1901, aged 69 years, 9 months and 1 day. Seven children, thirty-one grandchildren and five great-grandchildrens survive her to mourn her departure, but not as such who have no hope. Funeral services at the house of her son-on-law, Peter Bachman, by Andrew Schertz, from Psalm 39, and Peter D. Schertz from 1 Cor. 15:1--6. At the church by John Smith, from John 16:22 and Peter Summer, Matt, 24:44. PETER GARBER

LANDIS - At the home of Bro. and Sister Millard Ballyeat, southeast of Shipshewana, Ind., little Leo Victor Landis, at the age of 9 months and 10 days. Funeral on the 9th of April at the Shore Mennonite M.H. Services by A.S. Cripe in English and Y.C. Miller in German.

HERSHBERGER - At the home of his daughter, Mrs. D.P. Miller, southeast of Middlebury, Ind., of the infirmities of old age, Joseph A. Hershberger. Bro. Hershberger was born in Somerset Co., Pa., Nov. 22nd, 1811; died March 20th, 1901, aged 89 years, 3 months and 28 days. He was married in January, 1833, to Fannie Miller, who died April 2, 1887. To this union were born eight children; two preceded him to the grave and six are still living. Funeral on the 22d at the Forks Amish M.H. Services by Jonathan Troyer in German and A.S. Cripe in English.

HERSH - On the 29th of March, 1901, at Rheams, Lancaster Co., Pa., wife of Elum Hersh; aged 38 years, 3 months and 14 days. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite church for about ten years. She leaves a husband, and four small children to mourn the loss of their dear mother. She was a kind friend to all and will be missed at home and in the church. The funeral services were held on the 2d of April, at Blosser's church. A large number of relatives and friends were present to follow her to the grave. The services were conducted by Martin Rutt in German, and Jacob N. Brubaker in English. The text, Nehamiah 1: last part of 12th verse. She was an affectionate wife and mother, and an esteemed neighbor. Her death will be deeply felt in the community. Peace to her soul.

ZIMMERMAN - On the 19th of Feb., 1901, in York Co., Pa., very suddenly, Lizzie, wife of C.R. Zimmerman, aged ___. She had gone to a neighbor's house and in ten minutes after she had left the neighbor's house, the neighbor woman heard a noise and opening the door saw Sister Zimmerman lying dead on the floor. She manifested a bright hope in Christ - knowing, that all who accept Him in sincerity and truth and suffer with Him have the glorious promise that they shall have a home with Jesus in glory.

MILLER - Lydia Mishler was born March 8th, 1854; she was married to Y.C. Miller (now minister of the Shore Mennonite congregation), on the 2nd day of Dec., 1873; lived with her surviving husband 27 years, 3 months and 15 days; died March 17th, 1901, aged 47 years, 9 days. To this union were born seven sons and two daughters, all living. Funeral on the 19th at the Shore M.H. Services were opened by No. Garber, after which P.Y. Lehman preached in German, from 2 Timothy 4:7, 8, and A.S. Cripe in English, from Rev. 14:13. Sister Miller was afflicted for more than a year, and at times her sufferings were intense; but she was very patient and was resigned to the will of God, her greatest concern being the salvation of her children and she admonished them all very earnestly to prepare themselves for eternity. Our brother has lost a faithful and loving companion; the children a tender, affectionate mother; the community a sympathizing and helpful neighbor; the church, a beloved sister, one who loved her Master and was not ashamed to let her light shine before the world. We mourn not as those who have no hope. Our loss is her eternal gain.

BURKHOLDER - In Franklin Co., Pa., on the 13th of April, 1901, Sister Barbara, wife of Bro. Joseph Burkholder, aged 71 years, 1 month and 2 days. She was born on the 11th of March, 1830; her maiden name was Sollenberger. In Jan. 1854, she was married to her surviving husband, of Cumberland Co. To this union were born nine children, two of whom preceded their mother to the Spirit world. She was a faithful companion, a loving mother and for many years a consistent member of the Mennonite church. Funeral services were conducted on the 16th by George Ernst and Philip Parrot, from 2 Tim. 4:6--8, assisted by Henry Bricker. The burial took place at the Strasburg Menn. M.H. A large concourse of people attended the services, to pay their last respects to the departed.

KREIDER - February 22, 1901, at her home in Gordonville, Lancaster Co., Pa., Anna, widow of Jacob Kreider, aged 88 years, 25 days. This aged sister was in good health until within a short time of her death when her sight began to fall. She was confined to her bed only a few days. Her maiden name was Buckwalter. Her husband died about nine years ago, and since that time two sons and one daughter-in-law have preceded her to the spirit world. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite church for many years. She was of a sociable disposition. Her many deeds of kindness will long be cherished in the minds of those to whom she was dear; one chair is vacant. She is sadly missed in the family circle. It is hard to realize that we no more will hear her sweet voice and meet her with that pleasant smile. But we know that our Father doeth all things well. We believe she has now gone to be with those loved ones before. Three sons, four daughters, thirty-one grandchildren, twenty-one great grandchildren and one brother are left to mourn the loss of a kind mother and grandmother. The funeral was held on the 25th. A large number of relatives and friends met to pay their last tribute of respect. Services at the house, conducted by the brethren Bish. Isaac Eby and Christian Brackbill. Text Rev. 14:12. Interment in the Mellinger graveyard.

DILL - Catharine Bowman was born in Franklin county, Dec. 18, 1842. At the age of six months, she came to Ohio with her parents, Bishop Jacob Bowman and Mary Bowman, of the Mennonite church, and these devoted parents brought her up in the church of their choice. March 30th, 1875, she was joined in marriage to James K. Dill. This union was blessed with three children, two of whom died in infancy, one son, Elmer B. Dill, survives. She and her husband united with the M.E. church at Asbury, in 1878, and she lived a faithful member until called to her reward, March 19, 1901, aged 58 years, 3 months and one day. She was a faithful, loving companion and mother and a devoted Christian, whose constancy the snows of winter and burning sun of summer never affected. Reared to reverence in God's word she stood with an unflinching faith upon his promise, carrying her Christianity into all the avenues of her life. Husband, son, and many relatives and friends are left to mourn. Funeral services were held at Asbury Chapel, March 21st, conducted by Louis S. Fuller. She was buried in Union Grove cemetery.
We wish to express out heartfelt thanks to the many friends and neighbors, for the great kindness and assistance during the sickness and after the death of our loved wife and mother.

Transcribed by C. Wheeler - British Columbia


Herald of Truth, Vol. XXXVIII, No. 10, May 15, 1901 - Page 158, 159

Closed a useful and honorable life, at his home, near Belleville, Pa., after an illness of two days, aged 62 years, 1 month and 29 days. His widow, three sons, two daughters and many friends remain to mourn his departure. Early in life our brother turned to the service of God, entered into covenant relations with the Lord and the church of his choice, and continued in the regular and faithful observance of the ordinances and in a fruitful Christian life to the end. Bro. Zook was not a vain or proud man who aimed to outshine others. If somebody prospered and passed him it did not seem to disturb him, for few are so free of the sins of envy and jealousy as he was.
His mind was comprehensive and scholarly, his judgment good, his heart big enough and kind enough to reach out to everybody, enemies included. A farmer's son, he had by diligent study gained acquirements which opened the way for him to teach a public school before he was nineteen. For ten years he did some good work in the school-room; then as he turned to farming, his neighbors called him to a seat on the school-board, where they retained him for eighteen consecutive years, serving nearly all the time as secretary. About the same time he was called to serve the community as school director, the Amish Mennonite Church, near Belleville, organized a Sunday school and he was called to serve therein, for a time as superintendent, later as teacher; for this work he had special qualifications. For upwards of thirty years he served in the Sunday school, ending his labors there on the last Sunday of his life in this world, April 14, with a good lesson and a good talk on the lesson, John 20:11--18. Jesus appeared to Mary, "Behold I am alive for evermore." By the grace of God, we trust he is now realizing what it is to be released from a frail, mortal body to be alive with the risen Savior for evermore. Faults he had and yet his many good qualities won for him a place in the family, the community, the Sunday school and the church that makes his quick and quiet disappearance from these scenes of life to be felt painfully.
If this seems too eulogistic, perhaps the editor will understand when he knows that Bro. Z. and the writer played together as children; we grew up together and went from our homes to school together, where keen wits made harmless fun of our "Scripture" names and the friendship between David and Jonathan, but always Bro. Zook was so kind, so calm, to true that I loved him as a brother and now think of him as one of God's family in heaven. J.K. HARTZLER

VAN DER SMISSEN - On March 28th, 1901, at Summerfield, Ill., widow Sara Cornelia Van der Smissen, at the ripe old age of 87 years and 13 days. Deceased was born, March 15th, 1814, at Altona, Holstein, Germany. In 1891--the year following the death of her husband, Carl Justus Van der Smissen in Ohio,--she moved to Summerfield, next door to her son, Rev. C.H.A. Van der Smissen, where she remained until the eve of her life. She ranked high in the estimation of every one that knew her, and her life was one of genuine Christian type. Funeral services were conducted on April 1st by Rev. H.J. Krehbiel of Trenton, Ohio. Text: John 1:16, which the deceased selected herself. She leaves three children that survive her and a number of grandchildren. Among those present from a distance to pay the last tribute to the deceased were both of her grandchildren, Rev. H. Horn of Kentucky, and Theo. Horne of Germany. -- Mennonite.
Transcriber's notes: Horn is first written as Horn, then as Horne.

HARTRANFT - On the 17th of March, 1901, near Cearfoss Cross Roads, Md., Owen Hartranft, aged 67 years, 3 months and 11 days. He suffered about one week of pneumonia. He leaves a wife, a daughter, two sons, two brothers, and three sisters. He was buried in Fair View graveyard, near his home. Services were conducted by Geo. Keener and __ Raffensberger.

HARTZLER - On the 22nd of April, 1901, David Dwight, son of David and Susanna Hartzler, aged 2 years, 3 months and 22 days. He was born in Champaigne Co., Ill., Dec. 31st, 1891. Funeral at Oak Grove M.H. Services conducted by C.H. Yoder and Jonathan Wereg. His death was caused by drinking from a bottle in which was kept some butter coloring, and after three days and nights of suffering he was taken home.

SHADDINGER - On April 15, 1901, in Blooming Glen, Bucks Co., Pa., Bro. John S. Shaddinger, a faithful member of the church, departed from this life, aged 82 years, 8 months and 24 days. Services at the house by Peter Loux and H.G. Anglemoyer and by Abram F. Moyer and A.O. Histand at the meeting house. Text, Heb. 4:9. Buried at Blooming Glen meeting house.

SCHRUGER - On April 21, 1901, in Blooming Glen, Bucks Co., Pa., Bro. Jacob Schruger, a faithful member of the Mennonite Church has departed from this life, aged 89 years, 10 months and 10 days. Services at the house by David L. Gehman and A.O. Helstand; Bishops Henry B. Rosenberger and H.G. Anglemoyer at the church. Text, Matt. 24:44. Buried at Blooming Glen church. Peace to their ashes. Silverdale, Pa. BY H.G.H.

METZLER - Frances Metzler, only daughter of Bro. Henry and Sister Amanda Metzler of Farmersville, Pa., died April 20, 1901, aged 11 years, 9 months and 1 day. Funeral services were held at Metzler's M.H., on the 23d and conducted by Bros. John LeFevre and N.H. Mack, who preached from Luke 8:52 and James 4:14, respectively. They admonished the parents and brothers that, if they will live up to the Master's command, they may share in the glorious resurrection with their daughter and sister and partake of the joy that never ends. HER TEACHER

ESHELMAN - On the 25th of March, 1901, at Smithburg, Md., Annie E. Eshelman, beloved wife of Daniel Eshelman, aged 47 years, 2 months and 25 days. She leaves three children, the oldest being eight years, the youngest four years. The funeral was held at the Stouffer meeting house, conducted by Pre. Henry Bear. Text, Psa. 34:17, 19. The funeral was very largely attended.

MILLER - On the 26th of March, 1901, near Bristol, Ind., widow of the late Carl Miller, aged 75 years, 9 months, 20 days. She leaves 4 children, 26 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren to mourn her death. Funeral services were held at the Barker Street M.H. by Harvey Friesner, and D.D. Miller. She was a member of the Amish Mennonite Church.

CLEMMER - On the 6th of April, 1901, in Souderton, Montgomery Co., Pa., of consumption, Bro. Jonas C. Clemmer, aged 30 years, 7 months and 27 days. Bro. Clemmer will be greatly missed in the Sunday school and in the church; he was one of our choristers. He was a son of Bish. Josiah Clemmer. He leaves a sorrowing companion and four children. He was buried at the Souderton Men. burying-ground. Services by Samuel Detweller and M.R. Moyer, from Phil. 1:21, 23. Peace to his ashes. H.C.K.

HORST - On the 28th of April, 1901, in East Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., of kidney trouble, Bro. Isaac Horst, aged 79 years, 4 months and 26 days. He was a well informed man and a great reader. The writer visited him in his sickness a few days before he died and his hope was to meet his Savior. A bereaved widow and seven children survive. They were all present except one, who lives in Missouri. His remains were buried at Weaverland, May 2d, where services were held by Benj. Weaver and Benj. Horning. Peace to his ashes.

ROHRER - David Rohrer, youngest son of Bish. Abraham Rohrer, of Medina Co., Ohio, was born Sept. 16th, 1827, near Hagerstown, Washington Co. Md.; died at his home, near Acme, Medina Co., Ohio, of lagrippe, March 14th, 1901, aged 73 years, 5 months and 28 days. He emigrated with his parents to Medina Co., O., in the autumn of 1833, on to the farm where he died, having always lived there except a few years, which he spent with his sister. He was married November 7th, 1861, to Mary Hoover, of Wayne Co., O., who preceded him to the spirit world, Feb. 9th, 1886. To this union were born two sons, who remain to mourn the loss of a kind and loving father, but not without hope. He also leaves three grandchildren, four sisters and two brothers. His remains were laid to rest at the Old Mennonite church, of which church he was a consistent member for many years. Services by Isaac Good and Henry Horst. Peace to his ashes.

ALDERFER - On the 10th of April, 1901, in Souderton, Pa., Leroy, son of Samuel and Lovina Alderfer, aged 9 years, 10 months and 2 days. He was buried on the 13th in the Mennonite burying ground. Services at the house by M.R. Moyer, and at the church by Josiah Clemmer, from Luke 2:40. H.C.K.

BIRKY - On the 29th of April, near Hopedale, Tazewell Co., Ill, of consumption, Emma, oldest daughter of Bish. J.C. Birky, aged 22 years, 7 months and 12 days. Funeral services by Daniel, Grieser, Jos. Litwiller and Joe Egil. We need not mourn as those who have no hope.

GODSHALL - On the 26th of March, 1901, in Souderton, Montgomery Co., Pa., Sister Hanna Godshall, aged 70 years, 7 months and 4 days. She was buried at Franconia M.H., on the 31st, on which occasion services were conducted by Bish. Josiah Clemmer, at the house and Michael R. Moyer, at the M.H. H.C.K.

LEDERACH - On the 15th of April, 1901, in Souderton, Montgomery Co., Pa., Anna Lederach, of the infirmities of old age, aged 88 years, 7 months. She was buried on the 20th at the Souderton Men. burying ground. Services by Bish. Josiah Clemmer at the house, and Michael R.Moyer and Paster Luchenbill at the M.H., from Ps. 90:10. H.C.K.

TROYER - On the 8th of April, 1901, near Shipshewana, Lagrange Co., Ind., ____ youngest child of Moses and Edna Troyer, aged 1 year, 5 months, 13 days. On the 10th the child was buried at the Pennsylvania school house. Services by M.E. Bomtreger, from Luke 8:15--30, and D.S. Kauffman, from 2 Cor. 1:10.

GREASER - On the 3rd of May, 1901, in Cass Co., Mo., Elizabeth, widow of Isaac Greaser, deceased, aged 67 years, 5 months and 14 days. She was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Nov. 19, 1833. Her maiden name was Rutt. She came to Wayne Co., Ohio, with her parents when young; married Isaac Greaser, Aug. 15, 1856. In 1866 they moved to Cass Co., Mo., where she has lived since. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church. She bore her afflictions with patience. She leaves two daughters and one son to mourn her death. Funeral services by Andrew Shenk, from Rom 8:2. She was laid to rest in Clear Fork cemetery.

SHADDINGER - On the 10th of April, 1901, at the residence of his son-in-law, William D. Bishop, in Blooming Glen, Bucks Co., Pa., after a brief illness of pleurisy, and general debility incident to old age, John L. Shaddinger, aged 82 years, 8 months and 22 days. He was born in Plumstead Twp., July 16th, 1818. He was married to Catharine Slotter in 1840, His wife died four years ago. He leaves two sons residing in Chicago, Ill., and one daughter, with whom he resided during the last five years.

SUNTHEIMER - On the 14th of April, 1901, near Shipshewana, Lagrange Co., Indiana, of heart disease, Fritz Suntheimer, aged 64 years, 4 months, 27 days. He had been suffering for some time, but endured with patience unto the end. He was resigned to the will of God, hoping that all things would serve to the best. He had many sad experiences. His wife died six years ago. He leaves 4 children, 14 grandchildren and many friends. Three hundred and fifty people were present at his burial on the 16th. Funeral services were conducted by M.M. Miller and M.J. Bomtreger, from 2 Thes. 2 and Heb. 4.

LANDIS - Died on the 2nd of May, 1901, at the home of his son, Samuel, near Bowmansville, Lancaster Co., Pa., of general debility, William Landis, aged 66 years, 3 months, 24 days. He suffered only one week. He was born in Montgomery Co., Pa., January 7th, 1835. When six years old he moved with his parents to Juniata Co., Pa., where he lived until four years ago, when he retired and moved to Lancaster Co., where all his children had settled. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for many years and died with the hope that God had prepared a rest for his faithful children. During the last four years of his residence in Lancaster Co., he made unto himself a host of friends which manifested itself by the usually large number of people assembled to pay the last tribute of respect to his memory. While it seemed hard to part with one we loved so much we have the blessed assurance in God's word that our loss is his eternal gain. He leaves a wife and 5 children to mourn his death. Buried at the Bowmansville Meeting-house on Sunday, May 5th. Services by Henry Good (German), from Matt. 25:31--34, and Noah Mack (English), from 2 Cor. 5:1.

KAUFFMAN - On the 24th of April, 1901, Jacob Kauffman aged 72 years, 8 months, 9 days. Services at the Forks M.H., by D.J. Johns and D.D. Miller.

SHROCK - On the ____, in St. Joseph Co., Mich., Elizabeth, wife of Eli H. Schrock,, aged 59 years, 3 months, 16 days. She was born in Holmes Co., O., Dec. 15th, 1841; in May, 1862, she was married to her surviving husband. They had eleven children, four of whom are dead. In 1870 they moved to Howard Co., Ind., and afterwards in St, Joseph Co., Mich., where they have lived since. She united with the Amish Mennonite church, at the age of 18 years, and was a faithful member to the time of her death. She leaves an aged mother, a husband, seven children and 14 grandchildren to mourn her death. Services by D.D. Johns and D.D. Miller, at Barker street M.H.
Transcriber's Notes: The surname is first written at Shrock, then as Schrock.

BIRKY - On the 29th of April, near Hopedale, Ill., after a protracted period of suffering with consumption, Emma, daughter of John C. Birky, aged 22 years, 7 months and 12 days. In her sixteenth year she was baptized as received into church membership. She suffered with patience and submitted herself fully to the will of God. A short time before her death she said to her brothers and sisters, that they should not weep for her; that she was going home. She was buried on the first of May; services were conducted by Joseph Litwiller of Fremont, and Daniel Grieser, of Dewy, Ill.

PROVINCE - On the 23rd of April, 1901, at Masontown, Pa., of cerebro spinal meningitis, J. Homer, son of Cassius and Rebecca Province, aged 8 years, 3 months, and 27 days. He leaves his parents and one brother to mourn their loss. Interment in the Greendale cemetery. Funeral services by J.A. Brilbart and J.M. Durr.

COCKLEY - On the 15th of April, 1901, in Peabody, Marion county, Kansas, at the home of Bro. Samuel Cockley, the death angel came and called his dear companion to her reward; aged 38 years, 3 months, and 14 days. She was sick but a few days, and her sudden departure is a solemn warning to us all, to be ready, for in such an hour as we think not the Son of man cometh. She leaves a faithful husband and loving brother in the church, two sons and six daughters to mourn the loss of one that was dear to them. Her remains were laid to rest in the Catlin Mennonite cemetery, followed by many sympathizing relatives and friends. Services were conducted by Bro. M.E. Horst, and Rev. Bowers of the E.V. Church of Peabody. L.L. BECK

CLEMENS - At Greendale, Mich., April 12, 1901, Sarah Shupe, widow of the late Levi Clemens, aged 81 years, 7 months, and 23 days. After their marriage they lived for many years on a farm southwest of Berlin, Waterloo Co., Ont. In 1861 they moved to Michigan, where her husband died in 1891. Three sons survive who live near Green Lake, Allegan Co., Mich.

BIRKEY - Apr. 13th, 1901, near Lund, Decatur Co., Kansas, of a complication of diseases originating from an attack of rheumatism, Bro. Daniel Birkey, aged 31 years, 3 months, and 7 days. One sister and two children preceded him. He leaves a beloved companion, three children, three brothers and three sisters and his aged parents to mourn their loss, which we believe to be his eternal gain. His labors on earth are ended, his works do follow him. Peace to his ashes. Funeral services conducted by Josiah Rediger and Jacob Stauffer in German and Ammon Stoltzfus in English. A BROTHER

NAHRGANG - On the 16th of April, 1901, in Wilmot Township, Ontario, Isaac Nahrgang, aged 56 years, 7 months and 10 days. He died from the effects of an accident, from a falling timber while tearing down a barn owned by Moses Cressman. He was knocked to the ground and received internal and external injuries. He lived about one hour after the accident. He was of a cheerful and pleasant disposition and will be greatly missed in his home and neighborhood. He leaves a loving wife and three sons; one daughter passed away a few years ago. Since the meeting held last winter at Blehn's Church he (by the grace of God) led an "overcoming life" and was a "praying man." The remains were laid to rest at the Blenheim burying ground. Services were held by E.S. Hallman from Isa. 38:1 and Solomon Gehman from Matt. 24:44.

Transcribed by C. Wheeler - British Columbia

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