Gospel Witness Obituaries - October, 1905

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The Gospel Witness - Volume 1, Number 27 - October 4, 1905 - pg 216

Ebersole.-Anna Ebersole, wife of John Ebersol, deceased, was born July 4, 1829; died Sept. 16, 1905, aged 76 years, 3 months and 12 days. She was united in marriage to John Ebersole Feb. 10, 1846. To this union were born six children, three sons and three daughters, four of whom survive to mourn the loss of a loving mother. They are Jacob, of La Junta, Col.; Dr. Jos. R., of Monmouth, Ill.; Lizzie and Anna, of Sterling, Ill. Martha Burkholder, the mother of Mrs. S.R. Good, and an infant son preceded her to the spirit world. Sister Ebersole was a faithful member of the Mennonite church. Her life was exemplary and her influence for good will continue to live. The remains were laid to rest in the Mennonite cemetery, near Sterling, Ill. Funeral services were conducted by J.S. Shoemaker and Samuel Rhodes. Text, 2 Tim. 4: 7-8.

Koch.-Mary Wideman, the beloved wife of John Koch, died of heart and kidney trouble, at her home in Markham, Ont., Sept. 20, 1905, in her 76th year. Buried on the 22d at the Wideman church in the presence of a large gathering of friends and neighbors. The services at the house were conducted by Samuel R. Hoover and and1 at the church by John G. Hoover and L.J. Burkholder. Test, Rev. 22:14. Sister Koch is survived by a sorrowing husband, with whom she lived for fifty-five years, and an only brother. Deceased was a faithful member of the Mennonite church for many years, and during her prolonged illness she often expressed a simple trust in Jesus. L.J.B. 1Double 'and' in text

Herr.-Sister Hettie L. Herr, widow of Martin Herr, died at her home in Bird-in-Hand, Pa., Monday, Sept. 25, in her 68th year. She had been a member of the Mennonite church for many years. She is survived by six children: Mary, wife of Christian Nolt; Annie, wife of Josiah H. Mellinger; Amanda, wife of Abraham Herr, and Lizzie, Hettie and Ella at home. She was a sister of Preacher John L. Landis. Funeral was held Thursday at 12 o'clock at the house and 2 o'clock at Mellinger's meeting house.

Denlinger.-At his home, near Paradise, Pa., on the 23d of Sept., Bro. John B. Denlinger, aged about 67 years. His illness began with an affection of the throat, and he was in poor health all summer. He had been a member of the Mennonite church for many years. He was twice married, his first wife was ---- Shaub and his second wife Susan Brubaker. He is the father of Sister Mary Denlinger, of the Home Mission, at Philadelphia. He had a kind and pleasant disposition, and will be missed by those who knew him best. Funeral on the 26th at the house by Bishop Issac Eby and at Strasburg church by Abraham Brubaker.

Denlinger.-On Sept. 18, 1905, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Barbara Denlinger, aged about 88 years. Her death was due directly to paralysis. She had been an inmate of St. Joseph's Hospital for about two weeks. She was never married, and was a member of the Mennonite church for many years. Funeral at Mellinger's church.

Kreider.-Annie, daughter of Bro. and Sister Adam Kreider, died at the home of her parents, near Gap, Pa., Saturday, Sept. 16, 1905, of flux. Funeral on the 18th ult. at Hershey's.

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The Gospel Witness - Volume 1, Number 28 - October 11, 1905 - pg 224

Glimanhaga.-On October 3, 1905, at her home near Wakarusra, Ind., of paralysis, Anna Glimanhaga, aged 66 years, 5 months and 5 days. One brother and four sisters have been making their home together for many years. A little over a year ago the brother died, and now one of the sisters. She leaves three sisters and other relatives to mourn her departure. Funeral services at the Yellow Creek M.H., Oct. 5, by J.F. Funk and Jonas Loucks.

Troyer.-Elizabeth Troyer (nee Shrock) was born Feb. 19, 1861; died with consumption Sept. 26, 1905, aged 44 years, 7 months and 7 days. She was united in marriage to Benjamin J. Troyer Jan. 9, 1881. She was the mother of three sons and five daughters. Sister Troyer united with the Mennonite church in the same year that she was united in marriage, and was a faithful and consistent member to the time of her departure. She was a kind mother in the home. She leaves a husband, three sons, two daughters, a mother, four brothers and two sisters to mourn her departure. They need not mourn as though they had no hope. She submitted herself into the hands of a blessed Redeemer. She endured all her sufferings with great patience, although she had a desire to get well and be with her family, but was ready to say "Thy will be done." We miss Sister Troyer, as her seat is empty in church and much more in the home. Funeral services on the 28th ult. at the Mennonite church, conducted by E.A. Mast from Matt. 24:44. A large concourse of people had gathered together, so that a number could not enter the house. After the services she was laid to rest in the Mast cemetery. Bro. Troyer has our sympathy in his bereavement.

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The Gospel Witness - Volume 1, Number 29 - October 18, 1905 - pg 232

McCarty.-On Oct. 2, Sister Harriet McCarty, of Bridenbach's, Pa., in her 66th year. She had been in apparently good health, attending to her household duties, and in the absence of her husband had an attack of heart failure. At 9 A.M. she was seen at her work. Some company called at 10 A.M., and receiving no response to their knocking, they opened the door and found her prostrate and lifeless on the floor. Funeral on the 5th at Weaverland. Services were conducted by the ministers of the Weaverland congregation. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite church.

Lichty.-On Oct. 2, in Goodville, Pa., Sister Lydia Lichty, in her 66th year. She had been in feeble health for a number of years and had longed to be taken to her eternal home. She was a consistent member of the Mennonite church for many years. Servies at her late residence by Bishop Benjamin Weaver and Preacher J.M. Souder.

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The Gospel Witness - Volume 1, Number 30 - October 25, 1905 - pg 240

Zook.-Brother John Zook died at the home of his son-in-law, Pre. Levi Miller, in Cass county, Mo., on Sept. 29, 1905, aged 86 years, 10 months and 28 days. Being feeble, he had a fall three- and-a-half weeks before he died, which hurt his hip and caused pain and a complication of diseases, from which he suffered much until death relieved him. He united with the A.M. church when a young man and kept the faith to the end, and often expressed a desire to go home. He was born in Mifflin county, Pa., in 1818, married to Fannie Lantz in 1851, moved to Champaign county, Ohio, in 1856, and to Cass county, Mo., in 1885. His wife died in 1892. He was the father of eight children, one of whom died in infancy. Of the living, one lives in Ohio, two in Nebraska, and the others in the vicinity of Garden City, Mo., and were present at the funeral. Services were conducted by J.J. Hartzler in German and B.F. Hartzler in English. Text, Eccl. 12:1 to 7, and 1 Tim. 4:7-8. P.H.

Single.-Brother Simon Single, Sr., was born Oct 28, 1822, in Whittenburg, Germany, died Oct. 1, 1905, from infirmities of old age, at the Lancaster Mennonite Mission, of which he had been janitor for about seven years, aged 82 years, 11 months and 3 days. He leaves a son and five daughters to mourn his death. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite church and a true, devoted child of God. The text he had selected for the funeral sermon was Phil. 1:21-23. The funeral took place at the Lancaster Mennonite church on Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 4. Services were conducted by Abram Witmer and John H. Mosemann. May the Lord comfort the bereaved ones. JOHN H. MOSEMANN

Ranck.-At her home in Paradise, Pa., Oct. 7, 1905, of heart failure, Sister Martha, wife of Bro. John Ranck. She was called away very suddenly, as she had been visiting a few hours before, and not complain until a very short time before the messenger came. She leaves a husband and four sons to mourn her departure; yet they "mourn not as those who have no hope.". She was known for her quiet, peaceable disposition. Her seat in church was seldom vacant. Funeral services Oct. 10, at Strasburg M.H. May God comfort the bereaved.

Transcribed by Jan Wilbur, Utah

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