Herald of Truth Obituaries - October, 1901

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Herald of Truth , Vol. XXXVIII, No. 19, October 1, 1901 - Page 302, 303

DETROW - Altie Detrow died near Washington, Ohio, August 17th, 1901, of cholera infantum, aged 1 year, 11 months and 5 days.

FRANKFORD - Warren Frankford died near Washington, Ohio, August 27, 1901, of cholera infantum, aged 2 years, 4 months and 2 days. IDA DETWEILER

PRINE - On the 26th of August, 1901, near Elida, Ohio, of cholera infantum, Orval Glen, son of William and ___ Prine, aged 1 year, 9 months and 2 days. Buried on the 27th in the Hortshorn cemetery. Services conducted by D.S. Brunk. "Suffer little children to come unto me and forbid them not, for of such is the kingdom of heaven."

MYERS - On the 22nd of April, 1901, in Sterling, Ill., of a complication of diseases, Bro. Nelson Myers, aged 41 years, 8 months, and 20 days. The deceased was born in Bucks Co., Pa., July 22, 1859; came with his parents, Abraham and Hannah Myers, to Sterling Ill., in 1861. Nelson was one of a family of 13 children, of which the mother, five brothers and one sister survive. The father, four sisters and two brothers preceded Nelson to the spirit world. Funeral on the 4th. Interment at Science Ridge cemetery. Services by Philip Nice.

KAUFFMAN - Died at the home of Christian B. Hartzler, near Allensville, Pa., Sept. 12, 1901, Barbara Kauffman, aged 43 years and 7 days. Sister Kauffman requested that in her funeral sermon no words of praise should be spoken of her or her life. She felt too unworthy for that; but that her heart went out in love and pity for the perishing ones at home and in heathen lands appears in her will, wherein she set aside a large proportion of her means to be used in the work of carrying the gospel to the lost ones in the world.

RININGER - On the 16th of Sept., 1901, in Somerset Co., Pa., Sister Catharine, wife of Joseph Rininger, aged 45 years, 4 months and 26 days. She was buried on the 18th at the Blough Mennonite M.H. Funeral services by S.G. Shetler, L.A. Blough, Samuel Gindlesperger and Isaac Weaver. Text, Jas. 4:14. Sister Rininger was the mother of six sons and five daughters; one son and one daughter preceded her to the spirit world. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for over four years. She died appearing fully resigned, so that many friends need not mourn without a hope.

FLICKINGER - On the 20th of Sept., 1901, near Wakarusa, Elkhart Co., Ind., Alice Lavona, daughter of Bro. Cyrus and Sister Margaret Flickinger, aged 1 year, 11 months and 25 days. She was buried on the 22nd, at the Olive M.H. A large concourse of friends and neighbors followed her mortal remains to her last resting place. She was a very bright, promising little child, dearly beloved by all. She leaves a deeply bereaved father and mother, a brother and two sisters who keenly feel their loss. It cost many tears to give her up. The sorrow-stricken family has the sympathies of the friends and neighbors and the blessed consolation that their loss is her eternal gain. Funeral services by the writer, assisted by Jacob Shenk. Text, Isa. 40:11, first clause.

HILDABRAND - On the 25th of July, 1901, at the home of his parents at Basic City, Va., Herbert Newton Hildabrand, aged 16 years, 2 months and 3 days.

HILDABRAND - On the 18th day of August, 1901, George Henry Hildabrand, aged 25 years, 9 months and 28 days.
These young men, sons of Bro. Samuel and Sister Fannie Hildabrand died of typhoid fever, less than a month apart. This double bereavement falls heavily upon the family. May the parents look to Jesus who can heal all the broken hearts and lift up those who are cast down. This is a loud call to all of their associates and relatives who have not yet given their hearts to God. "For in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh." Funeral sermons by E.C. Shank at the Hildabrand M.H., where interment was made. Text of the first sermon, Isa. 64:6 in part, and for the second, Amos 4:12. "Prepare to meet thy God."

MILLER - On Sept. 17, 1901, Eli J. Miller, who resided in Kokomo, Ind., went to the cider mill with some apples to make cider, at Yost Yoder's, about 9 miles northeast of Kokomo. After his apples were pulped he carried his barrel into the mill and went out to the fence and talked with Mr. Philip Shafer. In a few moments he leaned over the fence, Mr. Shafer soon saw that he was dying, so they laid him on some blankets, but life was soon extinct. His son-in-law, A.A. Harshberger and wife, and the coroner were called, and with the coroner's permission they moved him to A.A. Harshberger's where the undertaker prepared the body for burial. Telegrams were sent to Wayne Co., Ohio, for one of his sons and one of his daughters and also to LaGrange Co., Ind., for his other son. Funeral services were held at the Mennonite M.H. on the 19th, conducted by E.A. Mast in German and J.S Horner in English, from Isaiah 38:1. Deceased was aged 70 years, 9 months and 14 days. He leaves a wife, two sons and two daughters and many friends to mourn his departure.

STRITE - On the 24th of May, 1901, near Ottawa, Putman Co., Ohio, of consumption, Mary Anne Strite, daughter of Isaac and Sister Mary Strite, aged 13 years, 10 months and 23 days. During her illness her pious mother would speak to her about the welfare of her soul. On one occasion her mother sang to her the well known hymn:
"Jesus, thou are the sinner's friend; as such I look to Thee;
Now in the fullness of Thy love, Oh Lord, remember me."
The words of this hymn so affected her that she stopped her ears and did not wish to hear them, as she could not think of dying while yet so young in years. But a few weeks later she was visited by a minister who had a short session of devotion and prayer which she seemed to enjoy very much. And later she requested to have the song sung she had before refused to hear. We believe she was ready and prepared for the solemn change she was called to pass through. Funeral services were held at the Blanchard M.H., on the 26th, conducted by D.S. Brunk. Peace be to her ashes.

WENGER - Martin D. Wenger was born March 24, 1841, in Lancaster Co., Pa. In Feb., 1856, he moved with his parents to Waterloo Co., Ont., Canada, and the same year to Elkhart Co., Ind. In 1867 Bro. Wenger accepted a position in the printing office of John F. Funk and brother (afterwards the Mennonite Pubg. Co.), filling various positions, first as compositor, then proof reader and editor of the HEROLD DER WAHRHEIT and of the German Children's paper, known as DER CHRISTLICHE JUGENDFREUND. He was married to Nancy K. Stayrook, April 30, 1876. To this union were born three children, Ella, Emma and John. On account of ill health he resigned his position with the Mennonite Publishing Co., in 1881, and moved to his farm two miles south of Elkhart, but moved back in November, 1900. On Wednesday, Sept. 18, he went to the farm, but came home sick in the evening, and died on Sunday morning, Sept. 22, 1901. Bro. Wenger was a consistent member of the Mennonite Church and a devout, conservative Christian. The neighborhood, the Sunday school, the church and the family have lost very much by his decease. The funeral took place on Tuesday; services were conducted at his home in Elkhart, by J.S. Hartzler and Samuel Yoder and at the Yellow Creek M.H., by Noah Metzler and John W. Martin.

MANN - Bro. Christopher Mann was born on the 17th of April, 1843, in Springfield, Ohio; moved to Indiana with his parents when he was yet a boy; was married to Sister Magdalena Kreider on the 31st of Dec., 1868. This union was blessed with seven sons and five daughters, of whom two sons and one daughter preceded him. He united with the Mennonite church in 1876. In November, 1893, he had a stroke of paralysis from which he never fully recovered, although he was still able to be about most of the time. Nov. 17, 1899 he had another stroke of paralysis which rendered him completely helpless in body and mind. His faithful companion, assisted by her children watched constantly by his bedside and tenderly cared for him during the long months that followed. On the 18th of September, 1901, he quietly fell into that sleep that knows no waking on earth, but from which those who with him have chosen the good part in health and strength will awake in glory in everlasting health and strength. The funeral was held from late residence, 920 Hubbard St., Elkhart, Ind., from which the remains were taken to the Olive M.H. for interment. A large concourse of sympathizing friends assembled to pay the last tribute of respect to the dead and to show their heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved sister and her five sons, four daughters and four grandchildren. Funeral services at the house by J.S. Hartzler and J.F. Funk and at the M.H. by Noah Metzler and Henry Weldy. Texts, "Now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace for mine eyes have seen thy salvation." May God in his infinite mercy and love, comfort the bereaved companion and children and reward them for their labor of love, and grant them a happy reunion on the shores of everlasting bliss.

Transcribed by C. Wheeler - British Columbia


Herald of Truth, Vol. XXXVIII, No. 20, October 15, 1901 - Page 819

CARTER - On the 13th of Sept., near Milan, Oklahoma, William Carter, aged 50 years. The services were conducted by Simon Hetrich from Job 14. The remains were taken to Milan, Ks., for interment. SIMON HETRICK
Transcriber's Note: Hetrich is written first, then Hetrick.

STROHM - At the residence of J.B. Horat in Stark Co., O., near North Lawrence, of spinal disease and brain fever, Anna Elnora, daughter of E.D. and A.S. Strohm, born Nov. 17th, 1900; died June 26, 1901. Aged 7 months and 9 days. Funeral services at the Pleasant View M.H. on the 28th, conducted by I.J. Buchwalter. Text, Heb. 9:27. "It is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment."

GOOD - Rebecca, daughter of Pre. H.H. and Susan Good, of Concord, Knox Co., Tenn., was born July 20, 1888; died Aug, 29, 1901, aged 13 years, 1 month and 9 days. Buried on the 1st of September, in the Mennonite graveyard in Knox Co. Services by N.Z. Yoder, assisted by H.J. Powell. Text, John 14:1, 2.

MOYER - On June 25, 1901, near Pelham Union, Lincoln Co., Ontario, Abraham H. Moyer, aged 67 years, 3 months and 28 days. After a lingering illness of several months, and dropsy setting in, he quietly passed away. He leaves behind him a loving wife, four sons and two daughters. He was laid to rest at the Mountain church burying ground, Campden, where services were held by Pre. E.S. Hallman. Text, Job 14:14.

ULRICH - Mary E. Ulrich was born in Woodford Co., Ill., April 30, 1984; died Sep. 24, 1901, aged 17 years, 5 months and 24 days. She united with the Mennonite church at the age of 14 years. She leaves father, mother, five brothers, six sisters and many friends to mourn her departure, but we mourn not as those who have no hope. She was willing to die and meet her Savior. Funeral on the 26th of Sept. Services by Pre. Peter Zimmerman and Christian Resser in German, and Valentine Strubhart in English. "You will shortly come to me then we shall never part."
Transcribers' Notes: Year of birth is written as 1984, probably should be 1894.

PRICE - On the 3rd of October, 1901, near Hamlin, Ks., Bro. Edwin S. Price, aged 50 years, 9 months, son of Jas. Price, formerly of Harleysville, Montgomery Co., Pa. His disease was kidney trouble and typhoid fever. He was sick only eight days. He united with the Mennonite church in 1890. He leaves a sorrowing father and mother, four sisters, three brothers, and one daughter, eleven years old, beside a host of friends who mourn his death. but not as those who have no hope. Funeral, Oct. 5. Services by Jacob Wieny, and M.S. Alderfer. He was married to Elizabeth Nice, daughter of Daniel Nice, of Franconia Twp., Mont'y Co., Pa. She preceded him about three years ago. M.S.A.

Transcribed by C. Wheeler - British Columbia

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