Gospel Witness Obituaries - November, 1905

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The Gospel Witness - Volume 1, Number 31 - November 1, 1905 - pg 247

ZOOK.-Near Allensville, Pa., Oct. 5, 1905, Eli G. Zook, aged 56 years and 8 days. The deceased was a son of Samuel Zook, who was a son of Bishop "Long" Christian Zook. His widow, seven of his ten children and his brother, Jonathan, of Colorado, and two sisters survive him.

SHOWALTER:-On Oct. 18th, 1905, at his home, three miles west of Harrisonburg, Rockinham Co., Va., of paralysis, Michael Showalter, aged 74 years, 8 months and 3 days. From early life he has remained a worthy and consistent member of the Mennonite church, and in the congregations where he continued so long a regular attendant at the time of worship, his place will be greatly missed. He is survived by his wife and 11 children - six sons and five daughters. In this large family there had hitherto been no death. Funeral services were held before a large concourse of people assembled at Weavers, M.H., on Friday, the 20th, conducted by the ministers, E.J. Berkey, D.S. Brunk and L.J. Heatwole. Text, Rev. 14:13.

HILTY.-On Oct. 19, 1905, in Wayne Co., Ohio, Joseph Hilty, aged 65 years, 10 months, 29 days. He was born in France and was united in marriage to Barbara Groff in 1868. To this union six children were born. His beloved wife and three children preceded him to the spirit world. Three children and four grandchildren remain to mourn the loss of a kind, loving father.

Funeral services were conducted by David Hostetler in German and Jacob S. Gerig in English.

STEINER.-Esther Catherine Steiner was born in Guilford Twp., Medina Co., Ohio, March 28, 1834. Died August 20, 1905, aged 71 years, 4 months, 22 days. She was united in marriage with Peter Steiner March 20, 19051. To this union were born five sons and one daughter, all living. Beside these there are seventeen grandchildren living, to mourn the loss of a loving mother and grandmother. Funeral services were conducted by Norman Lind and J.S. Gerig. 1text reads March 20, 1905.

ROTH.-Joseph Roth was born in Alsace, Germany, uly* 25, 1831; died at his home near Smithville, Ohio, Oct. 3, 1905, aged 74 years, 2 months, 8 days. He made his vow with God when he was fifteen years of age. June 21, 1858, he was married to Maria Gerig, and to them were born eight children, three of whom preceded him to the spirit world. In 1868 he emigrated to this country. In 1884 the beloved mother of this family died. In 1885 he was married to widow Alice Gillman, who survives him. Two children were born to this second union, one yet surviving the father. Funeral services by C.Z. Yoder and Peter Conrad. 1text reads uly 25, 1831.  * [Note: "July" - H.O.T. 11/2/1905 - tlm]

ESH.-On Oct. 13, 1905, at her home in Oscoda Co., Mich., Mary B. Esh, aged 60 years, 9 months, 10 days. She was a member of the old Amish church and is survived by three sons and two daughters to mourn her departure. Funeral services on the 15th at the home of Yost Yoder. Services conducted by Jacob Gasho, Yost Yoder in German, and Eli A. Bontrager in English. Her body was laid to rest in the Fairview cemetery. Text, 1 Cor. 15.

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The Gospel Witness - Volume 1, Number 32 - November 8, 1905 - pp 259,263

HORST - On Oct. 20, 1905, at her home near North Lawrence, Stark Co., Ohio, from heart trouble, Sister Anna Elizabeth Horst, wife of John Horst, aged 54 y., 9 m., 2d. She had been in her usual health until the evening of the 19th, when she received a shock from a stroke of lightning not far away. It was thought that she had fully recovered the next morning and leaving her work she went into an adjoining room and lay down, where she was found a short time afterwards, by her daughter, Amanda, falling asleep in Jesus. So sudden was her death that it was not possible for her husband and sons who were near by to reach her dying couch until she had passed away. "There is but a step between me and death". 1 Sam. 2:3. Funeral services were conducted on the 22nd, at the Pleasant View M.H., Oct. 22nd, in the presence of an overflowing house of sympathizing relative and friends. The bereft husband, four sons and two daughters have the sympathy of the entire neighborhood in the deep loss which they have sustained. Services were conducted by I.J. Buchwalter, assisted by Aaron Eberly, Wm. Myers and Sam Longnecker.

KINDIG.-On Sept 10, 1905, at his home near Medina, Ohio, Brother William Kindig, aged 78y., 7d. He came to Ohio in 1849, was married to Sarah Overholt in 1850. To them were born eight children. He has been a faithful member of the Mennonite church for over fifty years. Funeral services were conducted on the twelfth at the Guilford meeting house by I.J. Buchwalter, assisted by N.A. Lind.

HOSTETLER.-On the 23rd of Oct., 1905, at her home in Nappanee, Ind., of the infirmities of old age, Elizabeth Hamsher Hostetler, aged 81y., 4m., 19d. She was a faithful member of the Amish Mennonite church for man years. Funeral services on the 24th by Henry Weldy and D.J. Johns.

ZOOK.-On Oct. 6, 1905, near Topeka, Ind., of neuralgia of the bowels, Joseph E. Zook, aged 55y., 9m., 5d. Bro. Zook was apparently well on Monday night when he and his wife went to a neighbor's to help take care of the sick. On Tuesday he began to ail and on Friday he lay a corpse. So Lord, teach us to number our days that we may know how frail we are. The brother leaves a wife, one son and one daughter to mourn his departure, but not as those who have no hope. Funeral services at the Maple Grove church, where so large a concourse of people had gathered that they could not nearly all get into the church house. Services by D.J. Johns from 2 Peter 3:14, assisted by A.J. Yontz.

GERBER.-On Oct. 20, 1905, at the home of his son-in-law, C.D. Yoder, in Cass Co., Mo., Bro. Joseph Gerber, aged 89y., 6m., 4d. He was born in Stark Co., O., April 16, 1816, In 1840 he was married to Sarah Wingard, who survives him. They moved to Indiana in 1856, to Johnson Co., Mo., in 1870, and to Cass Co., Mo., in 1903. To them were born seven children, five of whom survive, and three of whom were present at the funeral. He also leaves 36 grandchildren, and 21 great-grandchildren to mourn their loss. Funeral services were held at the Sycamore Krove church by Daniel Raber and Levi Miller in English, and Peter Zimmerman in German.

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The Gospel Witness - - Volume 1, Number 33 - November 15, 1905

.-Nancy, wife of Abram Stoner of Ephrata, Pa. died on Oct. 20th, 1905, in her 62d year, of asthmatic and heart trouble. She had been sleeping on a chair and passed away while the rest of the family were asleep. She was for many years a faithful member of the Mennonite church. Funeral services on Oct. 26th at Metzlers meeting house were conducted by Bish. Benj. Weaver and Pre. John Lefever.

GOOD.-On the 29th of October, 1905, at the home of Daniel Hoshour, near Bowmansville, Lancaster Co., Pa., of dropsy, Bro. Isaac Good, aged 86 years. He was a member of the old Mennonite church, and unmarried. Funeral was held on Nov. 1st. Burial at Bowmansville Old Mennonite burying ground. Services by Abraham German and Bish. Benj. Weaver.

GOOD.-On the 23d of Oct. 1905, at his home near Bowmansville, Lancaster Co., Pa., of a complication of diseases, Bro. Peter B. Good, aged 81 Y., 8 M., 23 D. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite church for a number of years. In his later years he retired from active life. Funeral services on the 26th at the house by Henry Good and at the meeting house by Noah B. Bowman in English and by Bish. Jacob N. Brubacher in German from the words, "It is finished." Interment in the Pine Grove cemetery near Bowmansville. Peace to his ashes.

LAMAN.-Joseph Laman was born in Pennsylvania, Feb. 28, 1832; died in Allen Co., O., Oct. 29, 1905; aged 73 Y., 7 M., 29 D. He, with his parents, came to Fairfield Co., O., when he was four years old, and at eighteen to Allen Co., O., where he spent the remainder of his life. He married Mary Magdalena Steman, Oct. 10, 1853. To this union were born nine children. Five sons and two daughters survive him. There were also born 46 grandchildren, of whom 39 survive, and 10 great-grandchildren, all living. A bereaved wife, with whom he lived 52 years, three brothers and four sisters also survive him. Also many relatives, friends and neighbors mourn the death of one whom they all highly esteemed. He had made no profession, (but in his life he was upright, honest and strictly moral) until five days before he died, when he became deeply concerned about his salvation and began to call upon God for mercy, and though he had a wonderful struggle until peace came to his soul, we now have reason to believe that he was truly converted and in accordance with his request and confession of a living faith in Christ he was baptized an received into the church. Then he began to admonish his children that they, too, should become Christians, which made such an impression on his oldest son that he gave the promise to his father that he would spend the remainder of his days in the service of God. May the conversion and death of Bro. Laman reach out as a loud call to many unsaved souls, to prepare to meet their God in peace. His funeral, at the Salem M.H., on the 31st of October, was largely attended. Services were conducted by Moses and C.B. Brenneman and J.M. Shenk from Num. 23:10.

GEHMAN.-Jacob Gehman was born in Springfield township, Bucks Co., Pa., May 5, 1827; died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Rachel Smith, near Hope, Kans. Nov. 2, 1905, aged 78y., 5m., 27d. The rest of his earthly record may be briefly stated as follows: He united with the Mennonite church in 1841, was married in 1849 to Barbara Angeny, who survives him; was father to twelve children, ten living; moved with his family to Fayette Co., Iowa, since which time he has lived in Iowa, Missiouri1, Nebraska, and Kansas, having lived in or near Olatha, Kans., most of the time during the last ten or twelve years. Bro. Gehman has always been steadfast in defense of the Mennonite faith. Although he lived away from the church of his choice most of his life, he always took a great interest in her welfare, tried to build up the church wherever he went, and never missed an opportunity to speak in defense of the doctrine. During the greater part of his life he had been in robust health; but the last few years gave evidence that age was beginning to tell on him. His last ailment was something akin to cancer, which to some extent affected his entire system. He bore all his sufferings patiently, kept going until within a few weeks before his death, and his last days of consciousness were devoted to scripture admonitions, prayer and meditation. He died with full hope of eternal rest, with a number of his children by his bedside. Funeral services at Olatha, Kans., were conducted by I.B. Christ of the Brethren church. Text Gen. 3:19. May God comfort the bereaved. 1text reads Missiouri

CONRAD.-Mary, wife of John Conrad, of Akron, Pa. died on Oct. 27, aged 61y., 5m., 9d. She had been received into fellowship of the Mennonite church by baptism a few weeks ago. Funeral services on Oct. the 30th at Metzlers where interment was made. Services conducted by bishop Benjamin Weaver assisted by Pre. Joseph E. Wenger. Text Rom. 14:7.

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The Gospel Witness - Volume 1, Number 34 - November 22, 1905 - pp 283,288

.-On Nov. 2, 1905, near Emma, Ind., Jacob Renner, aged 61y., 9m., 11d. He was a member of the A.M. church. Funeral services at the Emma church by J. Kurtz and D.D. Miller.
Transcriber's note: "BENNER", but name in text - Jacob Renner

DENLINGER.-Sister Martha S. Denlinger, wife of Tobias K. Denlinger, of Rohrerstown, died suddenly at her home on Saturday evening, Oct. 21st, 1905, at about 7:30 o'clock, death being caused by neuralgia of the heart. Until Friday evening she had been in her usual health, but at that time complained of feeling ill and retired. She was about the house on Saturday morning when she was suddenly overtaken by a severe attack at her heart, and lapsed into unconsciousness. The family thought she would expire then, but she rallied again, and the attacks became more frequent till she passed away in the evening. After the severe spells her mind seemed perfectly clear and she could converse with her family and friends, during which time she gave unmistakable evidence that she was ready and willing to depart. She will be sadly missed by her family and the many friends to whom she endeared herself by her kind and amiable disposition; by the church where her seat was seldom vacant, yet we rejoice in the sweet assurance that she is now resting in the sunshine of God's eternal favor, and that our loss is but her eternal gain. She was a daughter of the late Deacon John K. and Elizabeth Brubaker; was born in East Hempfield Twp., near Rohrerstown, and was in the 58th year of her age. Her husband and two children, Phares B. and Annie B., both at home, survive, as do also two brothers, Benjamin and Henry. The funeral was held on Oct. 25 at the Mennonite church at Rohrerstown, where she was a member, and was very largely attended. Services were conducted by Bish. Abram Herr, Daniel Lehman and A.D. Wenger, from Psalms 55:6. May the Lord comfort the bereaved ones, and help them all so to live, that they may some day meet in the Father's home on high.

LANDIS.-At Hesperia, Calif., Oct. 19, 1905, of consumption, Sophia, the beloved wife of Pre. John B. Landis, leaving Bro. Landis with a family of eight children. She was a faithful wife and a mother of whom it may truly be said, "What is home without a mother?" She was a faithful member of the Mennonite church. Funeral services on the 21st at the home, conducted by J.F. Brunk, of the Kansas City Mission, and David Garber. Bro. Landis and the family have the sympathy of the entire community. Peace to her ashes.

NEFF.-Mary (Garber) Neff, died Oct. 24, 1905, aged 35y., 1m., 20d. She was married to Charles Neff, March 7, 1894, who, with six little children, survive her. She was a member of the Mennonite church. Funeral services were conducted by D.D. Miller at the Pine Creek church.

RUTT.-Bish. Martin N. Rutt was born Feb. 8, 1841, and died from the effects of a paralytic stroke, at his home in West Donegal Twp., Lanc. Co., Pa., on the 8th of Nov., 1905, aged 64y., 8m., 29d. He departed this life while in the act of fulfilling a call to do the Master's work. Just as he had taken his seat in the carriage to drive away to baptize a young man who was on his sick bed, his daughter came and asked him when he would return., "I do not know, I'm not feeling well." The daughter prevailed on him not to go, to which he finally consented and was led to the house, when he was overtaken with a severe coughing spell and soon expired. Bishop Rutt was a dear brother and father in Israel, a conscientious and devout Christian, an able preacher in both the German and English languages, and was considered an excellent counsellor. His kind disposition, gentle manner, ready, firm and pointed answers to questions made him beloved by all who were willing to receive counsel that was in accord with the Word of God. His counsel will be missed by the family, by the church and by the community at large. He was superintendent of Bossler's Sunday school for more than twenty years - ever since its organization and the school has been prospering and the church under his care was growing, yearly adding to its members. It is hard to understand why one useful and beloved should be removed from our midst. But we believe that our loss is his gain. "It is the Lord's doings, but marvelous in our eyes." The good that men do lives after them, so will the teachings of our dear brother. Three daughters and one son survive him. The funeral services were held at Bosslers meeting house on Nov. 20, and were conducted by Bish. Benjamin Zimmerman at house and by Bishops, Abram Herr, Isaac Eby, and Jacob N. Brubaker, at the meeting house.

SHANK.-Bro. Henry Shank was born Oct. 25, 1808, in Rockingham Co., Va. He united with the Mennonite church at the age of 19 years. In 1834 he made his fist trip to Mahoning Co., Ohio, and in 1836 he came as far west as Putnam Co., now Allen Co., Ohio. In 1827 he took up his homestead claim under Andrew Jackson. A year later the deed was signed by President Van Buren and transferred to Granfather Shank. He was married in 1837 to Elizabeth Bare, to which union were born seven children, one son and six daughters, 30 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. His companion and two daughters preceded him to the home beyond. In 1841 he moved to his new home in Allen Co., Ohio, where he spent the remaining days of his life. He was the first member in the Zion congregation. Grandfather Shank has been with us many years, helped to clear up the country and build up the church. He was highly respected and has kept the faith lo, these many years. He died Oct. 21, 1905, aged 96y., 11m., 26d. Buried in Zion Mennonite graveyard, near Bluffton, Ohio. Services by M.S. Steiner, Isaac Burkhart, C.P. Steiner and Moses Brenneman.

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The Gospel Witness - Volume 1, Number 35 - November 29, 1905 - pp 299,300

,-Judith Yoder, widow of Bish. David Beechy, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., July 12, 1824, died at the home of her son-in-law, David Miller, in Wayne Co., O., Nov. 10, 1905; aged 81y. 3m. 28d. To her were born nine sons and five daughters, 54 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Husband, two sons and three daughters have preceded her to the spirit world. She united with the A.M. church in her youth, and remained a faithful member until death. The remains were brought to the Walnut Creek church, Holmes Co., where the funeral services were conducted by the home ministers, assisted by Pre. Paul Hershberger, of Nebraska.

BASINGER.-On Nov. 7, 1905, at her home near East Lewistown, Mahoning Co., Ohio, Elizabeth Metzler, wife of Rudolph Basinger, aged 56y., 7m., 9d. As many of our readers know, Sister Basinger was stricken down with a paralytic stroke on the 15th of June and has since been confined to her bed, gradually growing worse until the morning of the above date, when the spirit took its flight into the great beyond. She was married to Rudolph Basinger, Nov. 1, 1876, and to them were born one son and one daughter, the son preceding her in death about eight years. She is survived by her husband, one daughter, one grandchild, three step-daughters, one step-son, three sisters, two brothers and a host of friends to mourn her death. She united with the Mennonite church in her youth and was a faithful, consistent member until death. She will be greatly missed in the home as well as in the church. The funeral took place on the 9th, when services were conducted at the Midway M.H. by E.M. Detweiler and Allen Rickert. Text, Rev. 21:4. A large concourse of people were assembled to pay a last tribute of respect to the departed sister who was loved and respected by all. The family have the sympathy of their many friends in their bereavement. May the Lord comfort them.

BRENNEMAN.-Levi Brenneman was born in Franklin Co., O., July 29, 1851; died in Allen Co., O., Nov. 13, 1905; aged 54y., 3m., 13d. He came with his parents to Allen Co. when but four years old and spent the remainder of his life there. He was converted and received into church fellowship at the age of eighteen years, and lived a life consistent with his profession unto the end. On Feb. 15, 1880, he was united in marriage with Emeline Coyle, with whom he lived a peaceful and happy life nearly 26 years. From his youth he was blessed with good health until about ten years ago, when disease laid hold of his body and gradually grew worse until it was plainly evident that his condition was of a serious nature. In the hands of skilled surgeons he submitted to several operations, and at the same time also looked to the great Physician, hoping to obtain a permanent cure, and often prayed that His will should be done. When he saw that his end was near he put forth every effort to have both his financial and spiritual matters ready and in order, He was not only concerned about his own affairs, but had a great concern for others, especially for the unsaved. He was very much attached to his brothers and sisters and to their children, and it caused him trouble when he saw that some of them were not living right. Although he had no children of his own, he seemed to be as much concerned about his nephews and nieces as though they were his own children. About two months before he passed away while in conversation with one of his brothers, when his sufferings were so great that he could hardly endure it, he prayed that if it was God's will that he should thus suffer he was willing if he could only be the means of saving one soul. He wished he could have the privilege of speaking to the young people, and said he feared many of the church members are too proud. "O tell them," he said, "to humble themselves. These things cannot stand before God." He told his companion and others not to grieve for him after he is gone, but meet him in heaven. May his last words and admonitions reach out far and wide as a warning to the unsaved. Our beloved brother is survived by a deeply bereaved companion, two brothers, five sisters and a large circle of friends and neighbors, but we mourn not as those who have no hope, as he left us with a bright evidence that he died in triumph of a living faith. Funeral conducted at the Salem church by N.O. Blosser, of Rawson, Ohio, and Amos Mumaw, of Wayne Co., Ohio. Text. Rom. 8:18, selected by the deceased for the occasion.

GARBER.-Anna Garber, nee Switzer, was born March 2, 1826, died Nov. 9, 1905; aged 79y., 8m., 7d. She was united in marriage with Joseph Garber, who preceded her to the eternal home nearly three years ago. To this union were born eight children of whom one has already been called to the spirit world. She leaves beside the seven children, forty-three grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren to mourn their loss, but not as those who have no hope. The funeral was held Nov. 11, at the Union church, near Washington. Service were conducted by Peter Sommer in the German language from 1 Cor. 15: and in the English by John Smith and Andrew Schrock from Heb. 9:12,13.

KAUFFMAN- J.J. Kauffman was born May 8, 1850, in West Buffalo Twp., Union Co., Pa., and was married to Martha Zook on Dec. 10, 1872, in Salem Twp., Champaign Co., Ohio, where they resided till the fall of 1886, when they moved to Cass Co., Mo. In 1889 they moved to N. Dak., where they lived until death claimed our beloved brother on Thursday, Nov. 9, 1905, at the age of 55y. 6m. 1d. He leaves a wife, five sons and two daughters to mourn their loss. He united with the Mennonite church while young, and remained a faithful member until death, often expressing a desire to go to his rest during his long illness of over three years. In the winter of 1901-2 he was severely injured in a coal mine cave-in, and in the autumn of 1902 he was badly burned and mashed in a threshing engine accident. The two injuries brought on a complication of diseases which caused his death. He attended church whenever the weather would permit until within four weeks of his death, although he was unable to walk during the last year of his sickness. On the Sunday previous to his death he partook of the Lord's supper and expressed a desire to be anointed, Bish. S.G. Lapp anointing him according to James 5:14,15. Interment in the Mennonite burying ground near Baden on Nov.11. Services conducted by J.M. Hartzler from Eccl. 11:3.

MELLINGER.-On Nov. 10, 1905, at the home of her son-in-law, Frank Bloom, in Salem, Mahoning Co., Ohio, Ruth Bixler, wife of Jacob Mellinger; aged 61y. 4m. 13d. This family had been residents of Beaver Tp., for many years and reared a family of five sons and five daughters, all of whom survive the mother, she being the first to die in the family. Beside her children, she is survived by her husband, 20 grandchildren and many friends who mourn her departure. Six grandchildren preceded her to the world beyond. Her health had ben failing for some time. Their children all being away from home in September she and her husband went to the home of the son-in-law. Her condition continued to grow more serious and the doctor pronounced her disease cancer of the liver. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite church for many years. During her last sickness she was very much concerned about the welfare of her children. May they so live that when their time comes to leave this world they can all meet their mother in that rest beyond this vale of tears, where parting is unknown. The funeral was held at the Midway M.H., on the 12th, where services were conducted by E M. Detweiler, A. Rickert and D.S. Lehman. Text, Phil. 1:21. Buried in the adjoining cemetery.

MILLER.-Melvin, oldest son of David and Sarah Miller, was born in Cass Co., Mo., Feb 15, 1887, came with his parents to Wayne Co., Ohio, locating near Smithville, in 1903, where he died of typhoid fever, Nov. 11, 1905, aged 18y. 8m. 26d. Funeral services were conducted by C.K. Yoder and C.Z. Yoder. Text, Eccl. 12:1 and Psalm 39:4. He was converted at the age of 13 years, ever remaining a faithful Christian. Buried in the Oak Grove cemetery.
"It makes us feel sad that your stay was so brief,
Your sudden departure has caused us much grief.
But we have bright hopes that your soul is at rest,
So we'll be consoled for God knows what is best."

SHOUP.-On Nov. 14th, 1905, at his home near Mt. Eaton, O., of heart failure, Bro. Martin M. Shoup, aged 67y., 7m., 8d, while seated at the dinner table the summons came and, in a few moments he had departed this life. "Surely, I come quickly." He was married to Susan Bucher, April 10th, 1862. The fruit of this union was seven children. Bro. Shoup was a faithful member and a pillar in the church. He leaves a wife, five children, brothers, sisters, relatives and friends to mourn his departure. Funeral services were conducted on the 17th by I.J. Buchwalter and Josiah Kaser, at the Longenecker M.H., from the text, "It shall come to pass that at evening time it shall be light." Zech. 14:7

WALKER.-Sister Mary E. Walker was born Aug. 16, 1837, and died July 16, 1905; aged 67y., 11m. She had been a consistent member of the Mennonite church for several years and always manifested a great zeal for the Master's cause, especially in being punctual in attending public worship. At her advanced age and with a feeble body she had walked about three miles to attend preaching services only a few hours before she died. She leaves an aged husband, seven children and 14 grandchildren to mourn her departure. Her funeral was preached Nov. 12, 1905, at Pleasant Grove church, Pendleton Co., W.Va., by A.B. Burkholder and Jacob A. Heatwole from Rev. 14:13

WALKER.-Samuel Lester Walker was born Oct. 9, 1903, died July 24, 1905; aged 1y. 9m. 23d. He was sick only a few days with cholera infantum and was taken home to Jesus in infancy. Funeral was preached Nov. 12, 1905, at the New Erection school house by A.R. Burkholder and Jacob A. Heatwole to a full house. Text, Luke 18:16. May the Lord comfort the bereaved parents.

YODER-Veronica, daughter of Yost and Rachel Yoder, was born at her late residence, near Smithville, Ohio, July 15, 1825. Died Oct. 25, 1905, aged 80y. 3m. 11d. She accepted Christ as her Savior while young in years and remained a faithful member in the Amish Mennonite church. On June 5, 1845, she was married to Israel Yoder, and to them were born eleven children, five of whom, with the father and beloved husband, preceded her to the spirit world. Funeral services by C.Z. Yoder and Benj. Gerig. at the Oak Grove church.

ZOOK- Bertha Luelen Zook youngest child of Mr. and Mr. John E. Zook, died Friday morning, Nov. 3, 1905, at their home, three miles west of West Liberty, after a week's suffering from acute rheumatism which finally attacked her heart and caused relief to her suffering. She was born in Champaign county, Ohio, December 12, 1901, making her aged at the time of her death 3 years, 10 months and 21 days. Short was her duration here on earth, but sufficiently long to have become as dear to her parents and friends as if she had been here much longer. The remaining brother and sister as yet do not realize the loss of their little sister, and the sadness falls principally on the parents, and they, too, may be comforted by their trust and confidence in their Divine Parent, who is better able to care for their loved one than any earthly hands, where sorrow and sadness will never be known and residence with the angels is secure. Funeral services were conducted at the home at one o'clock standard time, Sabbath afternoon, by David Plank and S.E. Allgyer. Interment at South Union cemetery.

Transcribed by Jan Wilbur, Utah

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