Herald of Truth Obituaries - June, 1905

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Herald of Truth, Vol. XLII, No. 22, June 1, 1905, page 175



Pre. Philip H. Parret died of the effects of a paralytic stroke at his home in Chambersburg, Pa., on May 15, 1905; aged 62 Y., 8 M., 16 D. Bro. Parret was born in Rockingham county, Virginia, in 1842. When the Civil War broke out he was drafted and against his will entered the Confeder-ate army. At the end of two years he was granted a fifteen-day furlough, and he with a number of other young men of Mennonite extraction who were averse to the war, took this opportunity to leave the ranks permanently. They consequently came north to Pennsylvania. The subject of this sketch made his home with the family of J. L. Lesher near Scotland in Franklin county. In the year 1866 he married Catharine L. Lesher, daughter of his employer. To this union were born three children, two of whom survive him. Besides a son and daughter, there remain to mourn their loss, his sorrowing wife, four grand-children, two brothers and two sisters and a host of relatives and friends. But none possibly feel the loss more keenly than the congregation whom he served in a ministerial capacity for nearly thirty-four years. Bro. Parret was one of the first English-speaking ministers in the Cumberland Valley. He was an untiring, zealous, faithful serv-ant of the Master. To wield the Sword of the Spirit and warn the people against the wrath to come was more natural to him than to unwillingly engage in carnal warfare. Bro. Parret always was a hearty man until about three years ago when a siege of typhoid fever greatly reduced his vitality, but he was still able to be about his "Masters' business," declaring it to be his duty to respond whenever a call for service came. Four days be-fore his demise he suffered a stroke of paralysis and gradually sank until the end came. He passed away peacefully and in full assurance of ever-lasting life in the world beyond. His last words were, "I am ready." Funeral services were held on the 15th, conducted at the house by Christian Strite of Maugansville, Md., and at the church by Bishops Geo. Keener of Hagerstown, Md., and J. N. Durr of Martinsburg, Pa. Text, 2 Tim. 4: 6-8. His pall-hearers were his fellow ministers and deacons. The remains were laid to rest in the Chambersburg Mennonite cemetery. Peace to his ashes.

Gamber.-On the 15th of May, 1905, in East Petersburg, Lancaster Co., Pa., of the infirmities of old age, Elizabeth, widow of the late George Gamber, in her 89th year. Two sons and two daughters survive her. She was a member of the Mennonite church.

Snyder.-On the 18th of May, 1905, in Hinkle-town, Lancaster Co., Pa., the two-year-old son of Henry S. Snyder. The mother had put some kero-sene into the kitchen stove to hurry the fire, and then went into another room, leaving her child by the blazing fire in the stove. Upon her retain she was horrified to see her poor little child in the agonies of death, with his clothing entirely burned from the little body. He probably had come too near the stove, and when his clothes ignited he in-haled the flames and smoke which prevented his making an outcry. He died in his mother's arms a few minutes after she found him. Funeral serv-ices and interment on the 20th at Groffdale.

Martin.-Sister Kate Martin, daughter of Deacon David Martin (formerly of Canada), was born on the 27th of December, 1866; died suddenly at the family residence in Harrison Twp., Elkhart Co., Ind., on the 19th of May 1905, of heart failure-aged 38 Y., 4 M., 22 D. She rose in the morning apparently in her usual health, and assisted her older sister, Mary, who has for a number of years suffered from paralysis in her limbs. After this she said she felt tired and went to lie down for a little rest; her sister soon noticed that she was dying, and in a few minutes the spirit had fled to the world beyond. She was a faithful and devoted sister in the church and her sudden death made a deep impression on all who knew her. She was buried on Sunday afternoon and the esteem in which she and her family were held was mani-fested in the very large attendance at her funeral. Services were conducted at the Yellow Creek M. H. by Jacob Christophel and Jonas Loucks. The mother died many years ago; the father, after suffering many years with paralysis, also died sev-eral years ago. The children have manifested a very commendable spirit in taking care of their invalid father and sister and keeping up the home. God will surely bless them in their work of patient, loving devotion to one another, and give them grace to bear with willing submission this sad and sudden affliction. But in all their sorrows they need not mourn as those who have no hope, for we believe that our loss is her eternal gain.

Wampler.-Samuel M. Wampler died at the home of his father near Dayton, Va., of consumption, on the 17th of May, 1905; aged 35 Y., 7 M., 17 D. He was a consistent member of the German Baptist church from early life. He was buried at the Bridgewater church on the 19th. Funeral services were conducted by J. M. Keagy of the home church and David Bowman of Missouri, from the text, "The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak," a selection of the deceased.

Swope.-Fannie, wife of Joseph Swope died at their home near Mount Clinton, Rockingham Co., Va., after a short illness of cramp, May 12, 1905; aged 37 Y., 7 M., 24 D. She united with the Men-nonite church in early life and was a consistent member until death. Besides a grief-stricken husband and five children, she leaves an aged father, a brother and four sisters. In the removal of Sister Swope, who was so much needed in the family, we are again taught the scriptural truth that "God's ways are not our ways." Funeral services were held at Weaver's church on the 13th, con-ducted by the brethren J. F. Heatwole and Christian Good of the home church and M. S. Steiner of Columbus Grove, Ohio. Interred in the cemetery near by.

Showalter.-John B. Showalter died of consumption at his home near Dale Enterprise, Rockingham Co., Va., on the 18th of May, 1905: aged 60 Y., 9 .M., 22 D. He was a deacon in the German Baptist Church for some years. He leaves a widow and three children, all grown. Funeral services were held at the Hinton Grove church, May 20th, and were conducted by J. M. Keagy, assisted by Emanuel Long and P. S. Thomas, ministers of his church. Text. 2 Cor. 4:17, 18. Interred in the Bank Mennonite cemetery.

Transcribed by Nancy Regan, Washington.


Herald of Truth, Vol. XLII, No. 23, June 8, 1905, page 184


Schrock.-On May 22, 1905, near Middlebury, Ind., of consumption, Lydia*, wife of Bro. Jacob P. Schrock; aged 73 Y., 7 M., 27 D. Sister Schrock was born in Somerset Co., Pa., and at the age of about ten years she moved with her parents to Elkhart Co., Ind. Her father was one of the ministers when the first A. M. meeting was held in Indiana, being held at his house in April, 1842, on Easter Sunday. At the age of eighteen she united with the A. M. church and continued faithful to the end. In November, 1850, she united in the holy bonds of matrimony with Bro. Jacob P. Schrock. To this union were born six children, three of whom preceded her to the spirit world. She leaves a sorrowing husband, one daughter and two sons to mourn her departure, but may their mourning be mixed with the hope of striking glad hands in the resurrection morn, never to part again. Services at the Forks M. H. on the 24th by D. J. Johns, assisted by Silas Yoder.
*Research note: Maiden name was Miller - see Jacob P. Schrock ..... July 15, 1920

Yoder.-Yost Yoder was born in Somerset Co., Pa., May 16, 1829; died in Iowa Co., Iowa, May 27, 1905; aged 76 Y., 11 D. Funeral was held on May 29th at his residence; buried in the cemetery near by. Services were conducted by G. A. Yoder, assisted by others. Text, Heb. 4: 9-12. A large number of people assembled to pay their last tribute of respect to the deceased. He leaves to mourn his departure, 10 children, 32 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. He was married twice and had lived as a widower for a number of years. He was a member of the Amish Mennonite church. May we all take heed to the warnings that the Lord gives us, and so live that we may be ready to go with him when he comes again.

Schrock.-On May 7, 1905, near Harrisonville, Mo., of spinal meningitis, of which he suffered less than three days, Wilford Levi, youngest son of Samuel M. and Katie Schrock; aged 6 M., 26 D. Funeral services on the 8th, conducted by John Hartzler in German and Levi J. Miller in English. Text, 2 Kings 4:26. "Is it well with the child?" Buried in the Sycamore graveyard.

Landis.-Benjamin Landis died of cancer of the stomach at his home near Perkasie, Pa., on May 24, 1905: aged 68 Y., 7 M., 19 D. Bro. Landis was a faithful member of the Deep Run Mennonite congregation and his place in the church was sel-dom vacant. He was a loving husband and father and was closely attached to his home where he will he much missed as well as in the neighborhood. He bore his sufferings with patience and Christian fortitude and calmly fell asleep in Jesus. He leaves to mourn his departure, a wife, two sons, two daughters, twelve grandchildren, one brother, three sisters and many friends, but they need not mourn as those who have no hope. Funeral services were conducted at the house by John Leatherman in German and Jacob Rush in English, and at the church by Andrew Mack in German and A. O. Histand in English. Text, 2 Tim. 4:7, 8. Buried in the Deep Run cemetery.

Transcribed by Nancy Regan, Washington.


Herald of Truth, Vol. XLII, No. 24, June 15, 1905, page 191


Cooprider.-Sister Lydia, wife of Bro. T. J. Cooprider, died at her home near West Liberty, Mc-Pherson Co., Kan., April 25, 1905; aged 31 Y., 9 M., 10 D. During her illness she suffered much pain, but bore it all with true Christian fortitude, and died leaving a blessed hope of a happy immortal-ity. She is survived by a sorrowing husband, two sons and a daughter to mourn the loss of a de-voted companion and a kind, loving mother. The funeral services were held at West Liberty on April 28th, conducted by Bish. S. C. Miller from Mal. 3:1, in the presence of a large concourse of relatives and friends. R. J. H.

Hershberger.-Mary Hershberger, nee Miller, wife of Emanuel Hershberger, died of apoplexy at her home near Grantsville, Garrett Co., Md., on May 26, 1905; aged 62 Y., 2 M., 20 D. She is sur-vived by a husband, three daughters, three sons, nine grandchildren, four brothers, two sisters and a host of relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted by the home ministers at the Amish Mennonite M. H. near Niverton, Pa., of which congregation she was a member for many years. Interment in the cemetery near by.

Christophel.-Sarah, daughter of Elias and Mar-tha Christophel, died at her home at Cullom, Ill., on April 27, 1905; aged 5 Y., 2 M., 25 D. She is survived by parents, grandparents and great-grand-parents besides a host of relatives and friends. Funeral services were held on the 28th, conducted by Peter Unzicker, assisted by J. S. Neniger.

Rohrer.-Amanda, wife of L. B. Rohrer, died at her home at Fairbanks, Tex., on April 26, 1905; aged 45 Y., 5 M., 17 D. She is survived by her hus-band, four sons and one daughter. Funeral serv-ices were conducted by Pre. Slabaugh.

Beiler.-Near Belleville, Pa., May 25, 1905, Jo-seph W. Beiler; aged 77 Y., 3 M., 12 D. A kind dis-position and an upright Christian character won for this brother a large circle of friends who loved him for what he was. His wife-Sarah, daughter of Nicholas Yoder, deceased-died several years ago. Three daughters and a son survive. The funeral sermon was preached by John Yoder. He was a descendant of Jacob Beiler, one of the Amish pioneers who came to America forty years before the Revolutionary war and settled in the first Amish settlement in America near the Blue Mountain, north of Reading, Berks Co., Pa.

Nafziger.-Freda, daughter of John and Lytha Nafziger, while playing in the dooryard of her parents' home, fell into an irrigating ditch and was drowned June 1, 1905; aged 1 Y., 5 M., 17 D. Freda was a bright and cheerful child. The grief-stricken parents have the sympathy of the entire community. Funeral services held at the Antioch church, June 2, 1905, conducted by Bish. David Hilty, from the text, "And a little child shall lead them." J. P. B.

Patton.-Near Keyser, Md., Sister Bertha May, daughter of Urias and Sister----- Patton, passed away on April 29, 1905, after an illness of about two years; aged 22 Y., 10 M., 9 D. She was a member of the Mennonite church. Funeral services were conducted by G. D. Miller and David Kiem, on May 1st. Interment in private graveyard near Keyser.

Transcriber's note: Mr. Kiem's surname is difficult to read in the original and might also be "Klem".

Forrer.-On May 29th, in the hospital at Mas-sillon, Ohio, from apoplexy, William Forrer; aged 75 years. His remains were taken to the Martin's church hear Orrville, Ohio, on May 31st, where funeral services were conducted by I. J. Buchwalter from the text, "They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick" (Matt. 9:12).

Thut.-Sister Elizabeth (Steiner) Thut was born June 1, 1840, in Milton Tp., Wayne Co., Ohio; died June 1 1905, near Bluffton, Allen Co., Ohio, aged 65 years. United in marriage with Abraham Thut, Jan. 27, 1866. To this union were born nine chil-dren, one preceding her to the spirit world; of thirteen grandchildren eleven are living. She united with the Mennonite church in her seventeenth year and was a lifelong, true and con-secrated member of her church, a devoted and loved Christian, "given to hospitality." Buried on the 3d, in the presence of a large concourse of friends and relatives. Services conducted by Isaac Burkhart, Pre. - Baer and J. M. Shenk.

Kauffman.-On the 27th of May, 1905, in Mason-ville, Lancaster Co., Pa., of inflammation of the bowels, Christian H. Kauffman; aged 69 Y., 10 M. He was unmarried and is survived by one sister, Elizabeth, widow of Abram Miller of Masonville, and two brothers, Samuel H. of Millersville, and Reuben M. of near Masonville. He was a member of the Mennonite church for many years and a reader of the Herald ever since the earliest numbers. Funeral services on the 30th were conducted by Bish. Abram Herr at the home and Jacob N. Brubacher and Abram Witmer at the Masonville church. Text, Matt. 25:21.

Transcribed by Nancy Regan, Washington.


Herald of Truth, Vol. XLII, No. 25, June 22, 1905, pages 199 and 200


Weaver.-John F. Weaver was born in Juniata Co., Pa., Dec. 26, 1875, and died June 8, 1905; aged 29 Y., 5 M., 12 D. His sudden death was a great shock to the family and the entire community. He was a faithful and devoted member of the Mennonite church and on Sunday previous to his death he attended public services in Elkhart and was deeply interested in the services, as noted in last week's Herald. He was in the habit of read-ing his Bible every morning, with the exception of the morning when his death occurred. For some time before his departure he had been in ill health, from which cause his mind was disturbed and un-balanced, in which condition he was led to do what he under other circumstances would never have done. He was of a quiet and gentle disposition and lived in peace with all men. His funeral took place from his father's house on the 10th inst., and services were concluded at Yellow Creek M. H. by D. H. Bender and John F. Funk, from Acts 16:28, "Do thyself no harm." Funeral was largely attended. He leaves a deeply sorrowing father, mother, three sisters and two brothers to mourn his sad and early death. May God comfort the sorrowing hearts, and give them an abiding hope of the blessed life beyond, through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.

Steebing.-Near Pellston, Mich., June 2, 1905, there passed from this life Vivion Charlie, son of Henry and -----Steebing; aged 8 M., 21 D. He endured severe suffering for about a week when his spirit took its flight. May the Lord comfort the sorrowing parents. The remains were laid to rest in the Mennonite cemetery near Brutus on Sunday following, when Pre. Wade conducted suitable services.

Shenk.-Davie Esther Gifford Shenk, only daughter of Sister Lessie Brunk of Mohea, Va., died from the effects of an operation at the hospital in Richmond, Va., June 6, 1905; aged 20 Y., 11 M., 2 D. She was attending college at Elon, N. C., and being unwell was advised by her physician to undergo an operation. The operation was per-formed on the 5th and she passed away the next day. This is a hard stroke on the mother, it being her only child. The remains, accompanied by her mother and step-father, M. E. Brunk, were taken to Halifax county and interred at Black Walnut, near the farm that they had recently purchased and where they expect to move in the near future. A short service was conducted by H. H. Good, a funeral sermon is to be preached later. Davie had made a public confession of the Savior some years ago. May the Lord comfort the bereaved ones.
H. H. G.

Rankin.-Nellie, infant daughter of Bro. and Sis-ter P. B. Rankin of Auburn, Va., died June 5, 1905. Funeral services on the 6th by E. J. Berkey, from Psa. 39:9, "I opened not my mouth; because thou didst it." Buried in the Methodist cemetery at Auburn. May the abiding Comforter graciously sustain the bereaved ones, and the bright hope of meeting their darling help them to press onward and upward to the joys of the celestial city.

Martin.-Bro. David Martin departed this life June 3, 1905, at his home near Middleburg, Wash-ington Co., Md., after a brief illness of about one week from congestion of the lungs; aged 56 Y., 20 D. He was married twice, his first wife being --Eshelman, the second Mary Horst. He leaves his companion, who has our heartfelt sympathy, and a large family of children, some of whom are young and would need a father's counsel, but we commit them to Him who is ever ready to guide us in the right path. Bro. Martin was a kind father and a good neighbor, and we hope he is now resting in peace, free from all care. He was conscious and could converse with those around him to the last. Funeral, June 3d, at Miller's meeting house, by Henry Baer and George Keener, from Heb. 12:6, which text he had selected before he died. Peace to his ashes.

Shank.-Little Cora, youngest daughter of Sister Ida and Bro. Aaron Shank, died May 13th at their home in Maugansville, Md.; aged five months. She was a bright, promising little girl, the joy of the home and the mother's pride. Our hearts go out in sympathy for the parents; but may this only draw them closer to God and better fit them for a home in heaven. May they realize that our Father doeth all things well, although we often cannot see through the cloud. Funeral, May 15th, at Reiff's.

Miller.-Claud Cecil Miller was born in La-grange Co., Ind., March 12, 1889, and was drowned near Woodville, Mich., June 7, 1905; aged 16 Y., 2 M., 26 D. He leaves to mourn his departure, father, step-mother, two brothers and two sisters. Funeral on the 9th at the Pleasant Valley school-house. Services by Jacob P. Miller, from 1 Sam. 20:3, "There is but a step between me and death."

Kauffman.-Cora Kauffman was born near Clarksville, Mich., Feb. 28, 1898; died June 3, 1905; aged 7 Y., 3 M., 5 D. She leaves to mourn their loss, father, mother, one brother and four sisters. Funeral at the Bowne M. H. on the 5th. Services by Isaac Weaver and Jacob P. Miller.

Gross.-Isaac Gross, one of Plumstead town-ship's most prominent and widely known citizens, died of pneumonia after a short illness, at his resi-dence on the farm on which he was born, one mile west of Plumsteadville, Bucks Co., Pa., at 7 o'clock on Tuesday morning, April 18, aged 83 Y., 9 M. He was engaged in agricultural pursuits all his time-even to the close of his life-and was highly esteemed by a host of friends for his exem-plary habits and social relations. He is survived by his second wife, four sons (Samuel W., Eph-raim W., Isaac S. and Alfred S. of Plumsteadville) and two daughters (Mrs. Harvey Gayman of Foun-tainville and Mrs. John H. Myers of Philadelphia). His remains were laid into their last resting place on Saturday, April 22d, in the Deep Run Mennonite grave yard, of which congregation he was a mem-ber.-Exchange.

Transcribed by Nancy Regan, Washington.


Herald of Truth, Vol. XLII, No. 26, June 29, 1905, pages 207 and 208


Shoemaker. -Benjamin Shoemaker, father of Bish. J. S. Shoemaker, was born in Montgomery Co., Pa., March 2, 1825, and died at his home near Freeport, Ill., June 1,1905; aged 80 Y., 2 M., 29 D. He was united in marriage to Veronica Shellen-berger in Juniata Co., Pa., Jan. 27, 1853. To this union were born five children. He united with the Mennonite church in 1855, and remained a faith-ful member until death. His quiet and unassum-ing life and staunch adherence to the principles of the gospel won him a warm place in the hearts of all who knew him. For years he had been afflicted with shaking palsy, and gradually grew more feeble with age, being unable to rise from his bed during the last six or eight months. He bore all his afflictions patiently, expressed a desire to depart, and with a firm hope in the Rock of his salvation he peacefully fell asleep. He leaves a widow, three sons, two daughters, 21 grandchildren and one great-grandchild, and many friends to mourn his departure. May God comfort them in their bereavement. Funeral services were con-ducted at the house by Simon Graybill, and at the church by John Nice and Daniel Kauffman. Text, Rev. 14:13.

Krause.-Jacob Krause died at his home near Smithville, Ohio, June 7, 1905; aged 89 Y., 4 M., 7 D. He was born in Germany, Jan. 13, 1816; emigrated to America with his parents at the age of twenty-four years; was married to Anna B. Wise in 1840. To this union were born twelve children, seven sons and five daughters. Two sons preceded him to the spirit world; the rest were all present at his funeral, except Jacob, who lives in Virginia, and Peter, in the Massillon asylum. He is also survived by nine grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren. His first wife died in 1884. He was re-married to Anna Eby, who also preceded him to her reward, May 2, 1902. He united with the Amish Mennonite church in Ger-many at the age of fifteen years and later he united with the Mennonite congregation near Smithville, O., where he lived a consistent mem-ber until he was called to his reward. His re-mains were laid to rest in the Paradise cemetery on the 8th of June. Services by Amos Mumaw and David Hostetter. Peace to his ashes.

Christophel.- Sarah, daughter of Elias and Martha Christophel of Cullom, Livingston Co., Ill., died April 27, 1905; aged 5 Y., 2 M., 25 D. The child died of diphtheria and was ill only three days. Her remains were interred in the Sullivan Center cemetery. She leaves father, mother, two sisters, grandparents, great-grandparents and a host of relatives to mourn her early departure. Funeral services were held May 28th, conducted by Peter Unzicker and J. L. Neinger, from Matt. 19:14.

Hoover.-Abraham Hoover was born in Canada, Feb. 9, 1830; moved to Medina Co., Ohio, with his parents when about six years old; moved to the present home near Wakarusa, Ind., in 1858, where he died June 13, 1905, at the age of 75 Y., 4 M., 4 D. He was married to Susanna Landis, May 16, 1857. To this union were born two children, one of whom preceded him to the spirit world. He was a lover of vocal music and was quite skilful in song. On Sept. 22, 1903, he received a slight stroke of paral-ysis, from which time he needed the care of a child. He bore his afflictions patiently until he was called home. He leaves a companion who is an invalid, one daughter, six grandchildren, one great-grandchild and a host or relatives and friends to mourn his death. The funeral took place at Yellow Creek on the 15th, where a large concourse of people were assembled. The services were conducted by Henry Weldy and Eli Roose. Text, Heb. 4:9. May God bless the daughter in caring for the mother.

Schrock.-On May 4, 1905, near Shore, La-grange Co., Ind., a son of Bro. and Sister Harry Schrock; aged 2 Y., 20 D. Funeral services con-ducted at the Shore M. H. by Y. C. Miller in Ger-man and John Garber in English. Text, Mark 7:37.

Hostetler.-Emma Valetta Hostetler (nee Cripe) was born near Goshen, Ind., Oct. 7, 1869; united in marriage with Adam Hostetler, Sept. 25, 1891; died at her home near Emma, Ind., May 26, 1905; aged 35 Y., 7 M., 19 D. Her husband and four children survive her. Three children preceded her to the home beyond. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite church and a teacher in the Sunday school for some years. Funeral services at the Dunkard church near Shipshewana by J. H. Fyke and Y. C. Miller. Nearly a thousand peo-ple had gathered to pay their last tribute of respect to the departed and sympathize with the bereft. May the Lord comfort them.

King.-Isaac King was born in Columbiana Co., Ohio, March 23, 1827, and died in Waterloo, Ind., June 7, 1905; aged 78 Y., 2 M., 14 D. In 1848 he moved with his parents to Franklin Twp., DeKalb Co., Ind., where he resided until 1901, when he moved to Waterloo. His illness was of short dura-tion. Bro. King was the oldest of a family of ten children, only two of whom survive. He was united in marriage with Nancy Newcomer, Oct. 1848. To this union were born seven children, five sons and two daughters. The daughters and a son preceded him to the spirit world, leaving a loving wife, four sons and eleven grandchildren to mourn the loss of an affectionate husband, father and grandfather. All were present at the funeral. Bro. King united with the Mennonite church in 1873 and remained a consistent member to the end, leaving a good example for his sons and all who knew him to follow. In his death the church in DeKalb county lost one of its most faithful members. Funeral services were held on the 9th. After a short service at the house, the remains were taken to Hamilton where the sermon was preached in the U. B. church from the text, "Man goeth to his long home" (Ecc. 12:5). Interment in the cemetery near by. In the absence of a Mennonite minister the services were conducted by Pre. David Street of the Presbyterian church.

Bowman.-Joseph C. Bowman, oldest son of Elias and Polly (Clemens) Bowman, was born in Waterloo Co., Ontario, Jan, 12, 1830, and was mar-ried to Anna Bowman, May 14, 1850. She died Nov. 29, 1850, and Oct. 5, 1852, he was married to Lydia Wismer of Waterloo Co., Ont. They moved to Kent Co., Mich., in 1865, where they have since resided. At that time Grand Rapids was little more than a trading post, and the sur-rounding country an almost unbroken forest. He died at his home, about 3 1/2 miles west of Cale-donia, on the 16th of June 1905, after suffering for a few days of paralysis; aged 75 Y., 5 M., 4 D. He leaves his wife, one son, two daughters, also a number of grandchildren, beside three brothers and four sisters and a host of friends. He was the oldest of fourteen children and the seventh to pass away. He was widely known and highly esteemed for his excellent qualities as a Christian and his end was peace. Until his eyesight failed, a few years ago, he was a regular reader of the Herald. Interment on the 19th in the cemetery adjoining the Gaines U. B. church. Funeral serv-ices by Bish. H. T. Barnaby from Heb. 9:27, assisted by Alvin Barnaby. We mourn not as do those who have no hope, but because there has passed from our circle one whom we loved, one whose life wielded an influence for good, and at whose home all were made welcome. May God bless and comfort the bereaved widow and family in this affliction. A. B. K.

Warfel.-Sister Elizabeth Warfel, wife of Bro. David Warfel (deceased), died on June 7, 1905, at the home of her brother, Bro. Joseph Miller, at Long Greeh, Md., at the advanced age of 80 Y., 2 D. Funeral services were held on June 10th, conducted by Bro. Jonas Yoder of Ohio.

Transcribed by Nancy Regan, Washington.

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