Herald of Truth Obituaries May, 1905

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Herald of Truth, Vol. XLII, No. 18, May 4, 1905, page 144



Pre. Christian C. Snavely was born near Willow Street, Lancaster Co., Pa., Feb. 18, 1831; died at Shannon, Ill., April 20, 1905; aged 74 Y., 2 M., 2 D. He was united in marriage with Anna Burkholder, daughter of Bish. Abraham Burkholder of Lancaster Co., Pa., March 15, 1853. To this union were born nine children, six sons and three daughters. Two sons died in their infancy. The wife and seven children are left to mourn the loss of a loving husband and a kind and indulgent father. Those who survive are Christian, Amos, Mares, Frank, Mrs. Henry Gsell, Mrs. Robert Sherk, all of Shannon, Ill., and Mrs. John Snyder of Glidden, Iowa. Bro. and Sister Snavely went west with their family in the year 1865, and located on a farm near Shannon, Ill., where they resided until eight years ago, when they retired from the farm and moved to the village of Shannon, where they resided at the time of his death. He united with the Mennonite church in 1857, and was ordained to the ministry at Freeport, Ill., in 1875 in which capacity he ably and faithfully served as long as his health would permit. His preaching was plain and practical, his faith in Christ unwavering, his life was exemplary. Love, kindness, patience, zeal and humility were the chief characteristics of his life. He was loved and highly esteemed by all who knew him. In his death the family have sustained the loss of a true husband and father, the community a faithful friend and neighbor, and the church a noble Christian worker and faithful minister of the gospel. A large concourse of sympathizing friends attended the funeral services which were held in the Brethren church in the village where he lived. Services were conducted at the house by William Kryder and at the church by John Nice and J. S. Shoemaker, assisted by Pre. Roland and Pre. Yeakle. Text, 2 Tim. 4:7, 8.
J. S. S.

Bair, -Annie Hershey Bair died March 17, 1905, at Kralltown, York Co., Pa., aged 54 Y., 11 D. Sister Bair was a faithful member of the Mennonite church, and bore her six years of bodily suffering without much murmuring or complaining, giving to those around her a strong sermon on patience. Services were held at the house by J. M. Herr, who also conducted the services at the M. H., assisted by Reuben Bair and H. H. Loose. Interment in the cemetery adjoining.

Yoder, -On April 16th, in Upper Yoder Twp., Cambria Co., Pa., of consumption, Anna, daughter of Tobias and Lovina Yoder, aged 17 Y., 7 M., 4 D. She had been a member of the German Baptist church for about two years. Funeral services were held on the 19th by Frank Deitz and Albert Berkley. L. B.

Harris, -Monroe Harris was born in Howard Co., Ind., Sept. 25, 1883, and died of a complication of diseases near White Cloud, Mich., April 20, 1905; aged 21 Y., 6 M., 25 D. He united with the Mennonite church in 1901 and remained a faithful member to the end. He is survived by his father, one sister and a host of friends. Funeral services on the 23d by J. P. Miller and J. C. Springer from Ecc. 12:1 and Psa. 39:4.

Basinger, -John C. Basinger died of apoplexy at his home near Columbus Grove, Ohio, on April 18, 1905; aged 70 Y., 5 M., 22 D. He leaves to mourn his departure, four children, 25 grandchildren and many friends. He was a faithful member of the Swiss Mennonite church for more than fifty years. Funeral services were conducted by J. B. Bare and M. S. Steiner.

Smith, -On April 5, 1905, the icy hand of death plucked from the home of Bro. and Sister Joseph D. Smith their youngest daughter, Emma Ethel, aged 2 Y., 3 M., 13 D. She was sick but a short time, at first suffering with inflammatory rheumatism which ended in spinal meningitis. While it seems mysterious that one so young in years should be taken from our midst, yet the sorrowing ones submit all things to Him who knoweth and doeth all things well, and await the time when the mists are cleared away and we all shall understand. Whoever can in a trying hour turn his weeping eyes to heaven has lost nothing, but has gained all that is necessary to supply his needs. Funeral services were held at the house and also at the Roanoke church, after which the remains were laid to rest in the cemetery near the church. Services by Andrew Schrock, Peter Somers and Peter D. Schertz. Texts, Matt. 9:24 in German, and 1 Cor. 15 (first part of chapter) in English. BEN. SCHERTZ.

Transcribed by Nancy Regan, Washington.


Herald of Truth, Vol. XLII, No. 19, May 11, 1905, page 151


Denlinger, -On April 24, 1905, near Gap, Lancaster Co., Pa., of diphtheria, Mabel Elizabeth, youngest daughter of Bro. and Sister J. F. Denlinger; aged 2 Y., 3 M., 4 D. Mabel was a very bright child for her age. She would often repeat the Lord's Prayer and part of the twentythird Psalm and thus brightened her short stay in this troublesome world. She was only a bud on earth to blossom in heaven. Our sympathies go to the fond parents, but there is comfort in the words of Jesus when he said, "Suffer little children to come unto me and forbid them not, for of such is the kingdom of heaven." On account of the nature of the disease no public funeral was held. Bish. Isaac Eby conducted a short service at the grave in the presence of a few relatives and friends. The Lord comfort the bereaved ones. A. M. K.

Stutzman, -Sarah Stutzman, nee Mast, died near Milford, Neb., on April 2, 1905; aged 74 Y., 4 M., 27 D. She was married to David Stutzman, Dec. 11, 1848. To this union were born fifteen children, eight sons and seven daughters. Her husband, one son and four daughters preceded her to the spirit world. She is survived by ten children and eighty grandchildren. Mother Stutzman was a faithful and devoted member of the Mennonite church. She bore her afflictions with great patience, but longed to be at rest with Jesus. She was buried in the Fairview cemetery. Funeral services were conducted by Joseph Schlegel and Jacob Stauffer.
D. B.

Gilbert, -John Gilbert of near Conner, Somerset Co., Pa., died April 19, 1905; aged 83 Y., 10 M. He was buried on the 21st in the cemetery adjoining the Thomas Mennonite M. H. Funeral services were conducted by L. A. Blough and S. G. Shetler. Text, Job 19:25. He was a member of the Lutheran church for a number of years. He was the father of 7 children, 27 grandchildren and 7 greatgrandchildren. His wife preceded him to the spirit world a little over thirteen years ago.

Shiflett, -Catharine Shiflett died at the home of her son, P. M. Shiflett, near Dayton, Va., April 23, 1905; aged 68 years. Her health had been failing since the death of her husband, A. D. Shiflett, a few months ago. She was a member of the Mennonite church for a good many years. Funeral services were conducted at Weaver's M. H. by Jacob A. and Joseph F. Heatwole; on the 26th. Text, Dan. 12:2, 3. She was buried in the graveyard near by. She was the mother of thirteen children, eleven living, and all were present at the funeral.

Taylor, -William L. Taylor was born April 3, 189l; died of scarlet fever, Feb. 9, 1905; aged 13 Y., 10 M., 8 D.

Taylor, -Elyda Ann Taylor was born Jan. 9, 1888; died of scarlet fever, March 6, 1905; aged 17 Y., 1 M., 23 D. The above were children of Frank and Mary Taylor of near Lima, O. Elyda Ann was a member of the U. B. church. Buried at Salem, where funeral services were held for both, April 30, 1905, by Pre. Davis of Lima (text, 3 Cor. 1:2123), and Moses Brenneman (text, Gen. 43:14, latter clause), assisted by John Blosser. Of twelve children five and the parents are left to mourn. May they be fully resigned to God's will, with the blessed hope that there is a time coming when God's children shall meet in a land where death will not come.

Smith, -Nicholas Smith was born in Germany, Nov. 8, 1830; died March 26, 1905; aged 74 Y., 4 M., 16 D. He came to America in March 1850, landing in New York City. He afterwards went to Ohio and from there to Lagrange Co., Ind. The deceased, with a party of three others, traveled overland with a mule team to Kansas and several other Western States, in the early fifties. Not liking the West at that time, they returned to Lagrange county in 1859. He was married to Elizabeth Hostetler; to this union were born ten children, of whom six, together with his wife, are left to mourn their loss. Bro. Smith was one of the first members in the Shore congregation. He will be greatly missed, as he was an earnest worker in both church and Sunday school. His seat was seldom vacant when health permitted. Funeral on the 28th at the Shore M. H. Services conducted by A. S. Cripe from Rev. 21:4, and Y. C. Miller in German and English, from Job 34:14,15. Y. C. MILLER.

Miller, -Catherine Stutzman was born in Pennsylvania in 1844; was married to D. B. Miller in 1862; died near Amish, Johnson Co., Iowa, May 1, 1905. She leaves a husband, eight children, eleven grandchildren, three brothers and three sisters to mourn her departure. Funeral was held at the Lower Deer Creek M. H. on May 3d. Services were conducted by J. F. Swartzendruber, from 1 Pet. 1:24, 25, "For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of the grass. The grass withereth and the flower thereof falleth away; but the word of the Lord endureth forever." Buried in the cemetery close by. Deceased was a member of the Amish church.

Transcribed by Nancy Regan, Washington.


Herald of Truth, Vol. XLII, No. 20, May 18, 1905, page 159


Kauffman.-David J. Kauffman was born in Holmes Co., Ohio, in 1838; died near Hagerstown, in Fayette Co., Ill., April 7, 1905; aged 66 Y., 4 M., and some days. He leaves a sorrowing widow, five brothers and twelve children and a host of friends and relatives to mourn his death. He was married to Barbara Guengerich (sister to Samuel D. Guengerich). To this union were born six sons and six daughters; the oldest is 42 years and the youngest 22 years. The cause of his death was a complication of diseases. March 15th he commenced ailing with catarrh of the stomach, and a week or so later pneumonia set in, and when about to recover from this an abscess formed on the liver near the gall, which broke internally and soon caused death. He bore his affliction with Christian patience. Bro. Kauffman was a consistent member of the Amish Mennonite church. His remains were taken to Arthur, Douglass Co., Ill., for burial, which took place on Sunday, April 9. Funeral services were held at the home of Daniel J. Beachey, conducted by Andrew Mast and S. W. Bender. A large concourse of friends and relatives attended. Interment was made in the Amish cemetery, about one mile south of Arthur.
S. D. G.

Miller.-Moses P. Miller was born in Somerset Co., Pa., June 22, 1825, and died suddenly of paralysis of the heart at his home near Kalona Washington Co., Iowa, April 1, 1905; aged 79 Y., 9 M., and 9 D. On Dec. 14, 1845, he was married to Lydia Schrock, who passed away March 13, 1863. To them were born six children, four of whom are still living. They are Eliza Yoder, Barbara Wertz, D. F. Miller and Mary Swartzendruber, all living in and near Kalona, Iowa. March 9, 1865, he was married to Catharine Gingerich, who survives him. He is also survived by fifteen grand-children and six great-grandchildren. Deceased was the last of a family of fourteen-seven broth-ers and seven sisters. He moved from Pennsyl-vania to Washington Co., Iowa, and on April 12, 1857, settled on the farm where he has since resided, a period of nearly forty-eight years. He was an industrious man and a hard worker until he reached the age of fifty years, when he retired from active labor to enjoy the fruits of his earlier years. When quite young he was converted and joined the Amish church and lived the life of a devoted Christian. The funeral was held on the home farm and residence of his son, D. F. Miller, on Monday, April 3d, at one o'clock, and was largely attended. Services were conducted by Ministers Jonas Kauffman of Oregon and Peter Bren-neman in German and A. I. Yoder in English. Burial was made in the home cemetery on the farm. S. D. G.

Miller.-Catharine Stutzman Miller was born in Cambria Co., Pa., Dec. 18, 1844; was married to Daniel B. Miller, Oct. 28, 1862, in Johnson Co., Iowa; died near Amish, Iowa, May 1, 1905; aged 60 Y., 4 M., 13 D. Sister Miller had been ailing about all winter, but during the last six weeks more seriously. Her stomach seemed to be very much out of order, as it would retain scarcely any food. It was supposed her stomach was affected with something of a cancerous nature, but a post-mortem examination disclosed the fact that the cause of her death was gall-stones and an abscess about the gall and liver. Interment took place May 3d, on which occasion a large concourse of relatives and friends attended the funeral at the Lower Deer Creek M. H. Services were conducted by J. F. Swartzendruber and G. A. Yoder. Text, 1 Peter 1:24, 25.
S. D. G.

Beery.-Anna F. (Jacobs) Beery was born in Virginia and lived for many years near Edom, Rockingham county, where she was married to Josiah Beery. She was paralyzed in 1893, since which time she was an invalid. She was brought to South English, Iowa, in 1900, to live with her daughter Simmers. She was well cared for and was contented and happy even though confined to her bed for years. She bore all her trials with Christian fortitude and was never heard to murmur or complain. Many useful lessons were learned by those who visited this patient grandmother and her faithful daughter and family. She passed away on the 4th of May, 1905, aged 85 Y., 5 M., 27 D. She was a member of the Lutheran church for many years and lived a consistent Christian life. Interment in the cemetery adjoining the Dunkard Brethren M. H. Funeral services by S. G. Lapp.

Burkholder.-On the 19th of April, 1905, at Ephrata, Lancaster Co., Pa., of pneumonia, Bro. Jacob Burkholder, aged 73 Y., 6 D. He was a native of Ephrata and a member of the Mennonite church for many years. His death was very unexpected, as he was working in his garden just a few days before his death. He leaves his wife and one son to mourn his departure. Services on Good Friday at Ephrata by Noah Mack and Jonas Hess, from Eccl. 8:8. Burial in the Mellinger graveyard.

Gockly.-On the 2d of May, 1905, at Ephrata, Lancaster Co., Pa., of cancer, Sister Amanda Gockly, aged 49 Y., 11 M., 23 D. She had been confined to the house all winter. She had attended our services regularly, and during her suffering she united with the church, services being held at her house. Everything possible was done for her comfort. She was a loving wife and mother, and was highly esteemed by all who knew her. She was always ready to lend her aid in time of need. It is a comfort to think that her spirit has gone to that world where suffering and pain are unknown. She is survived by her husband and one son. Funeral and interment on the 6th, Bro. Noah Mack and Pre. Sweitzer officiating. Text, Psa. 17:15.

Bear.-On the 24th of April, 1905, at her home in Mount Joy, Pa., Anna Bear, widow of Gabriel Bear, in the 96th year of her age. After having been so well in body at this great age that she could still walk out unassisted to any part of the town, and so well in mind that she could converse with her friends as intelligently as ever, with fair hopes of attaining to the hundred-year mark, she suddenly met with an accident on the 6th of April, from which she did not recover, but sinking grad-ually she just three weeks afterward passed peacefully into rest and was lain away by sorrowing friends in the burying-ground at Kraybills M. H. by the side of her family, all of whom had gone before. Throughout the period of her widowhood of 25 years she continued to live in the home which she entered with her husband many years before. Having been blessed with fine personal qualities she greatly endeared herself to all, mak-ing many friends far and wide by her helpfulness and by her attractive, sympathetic disposition, so that she was familiarly called "Grandmother" by everybody. She was a member of the Mennonite church for over 70 years and a subscriber to the Herald of Truth since the beginning of its publication.

Schneck.-Sister Barbara Schneck, nee Zuer-cher, was born in Wayne Co., O., Nov. 25, 1835, and died of lung fever, May 1, 1905; aged 69 Y., 5 M., 5 D. She was united in marriage with Abra-ham Schneck, Nov. 1, 1855. To this union were born eight children. She is survived by her aged husband, four sons, two daughters, twenty-five grandchildren, two brothers, two sisters and many friends who mourn their loss, yet we hope it is her eternal gain. She was a loving mother and a faithful member of the Swiss Mennonite church for many years. Funeral services were held May 4th by I. J. Buchwalter and C. U. Amstutz. Text, 2 Tim. 4:7, 8.

Sommer.-On April 14, 1905, near Dalton, Ohio, Isaac C. Sommer died of la grippe and heart failure; aged 51 Y., 7 M., 21 D. He was born Aug. 23, 1853, and in his early youth he joined the Swiss Mennonite church, to which he remained loyal to the end. On Sept. 22, 1880, he was married to Lizzie Zuercher. To this union were born three sons and four daughters; one daughter preceded him. He leaves his sorrowing wife and six chil-dren to mourn his untimely death. Funeral on April 17th from the old Sonnenberg M. H., Bro. I. J. Buchwalter and C. U. Amstutz officiating.

Yoder.-Ralph Dallas, infant son of Bro. Menno and Sister Hattie Yoder, was born at Emma, La-grange Co., Ind., Feb. 15, 1904; died March 6, 1905; aged 1 Y., 1 M., 22 D. Little Ralph truly budded on earth, but bloometh in heaven. Funeral serv-ices on the 8th in the Mennonite M. H. at Emma, conducted by A. S. Cripe and O. S. Hostetler, from Luke 23:28.

Musser.-On the 28th of April, 1905, near Bowmansville, Pa., of pneumonia, after a brief illness of a few weeks, David Musser, aged 76 Y., 25 D. He was a member of the church for a long time and a consistent brother in the faith. Although he had his weakness as we all have, we believe that he fell asleep in Jesus to rise triumphantly in the resurrection. A sorrowing widow, one daughter and four sons survive to mourn his departure, but not as those who have no hope. Three daughters preceded him to the spirit world. Interment on the 1st of May in the Bowmansville cemetery. Services by Abram Gehman at the house and Noah Bowman and Bish. Benj. Weaver at the church. Peace to his ashes.

Nold.-Mrs. Sarah Sitler Nold died at her home in Leetonia, Ohio, May 3, 1905. She had been in feeble health and in a somewhat helpless condition for some ten years past, but had held her own fairly well until about ten days before her death, when she became suddenly worse, and continued to sink until the end came. Mrs. Nold was born Sept. 12, 1824, on the old Sitler homestead, two miles south of Leetonia. She was united in marriage with Abram Nold, Feb. 17, 1848, so that for over fifty-seven years this beloved couple traveled life's pathway together. To them were born eight children, two sons and three daughters yet living; they, with the aged father, two sisters and one brother, watched the passing of the spirit of the loved one. She was brought up in the Lutheran faith, but at their marriage both united with the Mennonite church, of which they were ever active and zealous members. Funeral serv-ices on May 5th, conducted by Pre. Enos Detweiler, assisted by Pre. Reisch of the Lutheran church at Leetonia, in which four of the children are members. Burial in the old graveyard dedicated to the church by Great-Grandfather Nold, where already five generations are represented since A. D. 1817.

Transcribed by Nancy Regan, Washington.


Herald of Truth, Vol. XLII, No. 21, May 25, 1905, page 167


Loucks.-On the 12th of May, 1905, in Scottdale, Pa., after patient suffering of several years' duration with heart disease, Mary Saylor, wife of Jacob S. Loucks, aged 71 Y., 4 M., 22 D. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite church for about fifty-three years, and died on the fifty-second anniversary of her marriage. Of her eleven children nine are living, also thirty-one grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted on the 15th in the Scottdale Mennonite M. H. by J. N. Durr and Abram Metzler. Interment in the Alverton cemetery.

Shank.-On the 23d of April, 1905, at the Asylum in Massillon, Ohio, David Shank, aged 52 Y., 8 M., 14 D. He was afflicted with a stroke of apoplexy about three years ago, since which time he gradually failed, until death ensued. He was married Nov. 30, 1880, to Matilda Hershberger. To this union were born seven sons and four daughters. His wife and ten children survive to mourn his death. Interment on the 25th in the Walnut Creek M. H. cemetery. Funeral services by S. H. Miller from 1 Tim. 6:7, and by A. W. Hershberger from Gen. 3:9, latter clause: "Where art thou?"

Hochstetler.-On the 30th of April, 1905, Widow Sarah Hochstetler (nee Gerber), aged 74 Y., 8 M., 26 D. Her husband, one son and one daughter preceded her. She leaves to mourn her departure four sons and two daughters, thirty-three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren and a host of friends. Interment on the 2d of May in the Walnut Creek M. H. cemetery. Funeral services by M. A. Mast and S. H. Miller, assisted by A. W. Hershberger.

Nafziger.-Edna, daughter of John and Lydia Nafziger, was born April 22, 1900, died May 8, 1905; aged 5 Y., 16 D. Funeral sermons by John Egli and Jonas Litwiller. Buried May 10th in the A. M. burying ground near Hopedale. J. C. B.

Gall.-On the 7th of May, 1905, in Lancaster Co., Pa., of kidney trouble and gangrene, Jacob Gall, aged 91 Y., 11 M., and some days. He was a member of the Mennonite church. His wife died a few years ago. He leaves four sons and three daughters to mourn his death. Interment at New Danville on the 9th in the Stone M. H. cemetery.

Oberholtzer.-On the 5th of May, 1905, in Akron, Lancaster Co., Pa., of Bright's disease, Elizabeth, wife of John Oberholtzer, aged 63 years. She is survived by her husband, two daughter, two brothers and one sister. Funeral services and interment on the 9th at Weaverland.

Mishler.-William Mishler was born in Somerset Co., Pa., Feb. 27, 1828; died near White Cloud, Mich., April 23, 1905; aged 78 Y., 1 M., 27 D. Bro. Mishler was a faithful member of the A. M. church. He leaves to mourn their loss seven children. His wife preceded him a number of years ago. Funeral services in the Pleasant Valley schoolhouse on the 25th, by J. J. Stutzman and C. E. Troyer in German and Jacob P. Miller in English. Interment in the Miller graveyard.

Brenneman.-On the 9th of May, 1905, in Washington Co., Iowa, Elta Ellen, daughter of William C. and Nancy Brenneman, aged 1 Y. 11 M., 9 D. She leaves her parents and a baby brother to mourn her early departure. Interment at East Union on the 10th. Funeral services by C. Werey in German and A. I. Yoder in English.

Transcriber's note: the first given name of this child is difficult to read in the original, and may be Ella instead of Elta.

Stocker.-On the 6th of May, 1905, in Tazewell Co., Ill., Joseph Stocker. He leaves a wife, four daughters and one son. Interment on the 8th in the Pleasant Grove burial grounds.

Beachy.-On the 9th of May, 1905, at Walnut Creek, Ohio, Daniel, son of Moses and Catharine Beachy, aged 19 Y., 5 M., 19 D. He leaves his parents, ten sisters, four brothers and many other relatives and friends to mourn his early death. Interment May 10th, in the B. B. Beachy graveyard. Funeral services by Noah P. and Jonas P. Beachy. Deceased suffered with consumption for five months, and eighteen days before his death he was baptized and received into membership in the Walnut Creek A. M. church.

Havourd.-On the 13th of May, 1905, in Elkhart, Ind., of consumption of the bowels, of which he suffered greatly for about two years, Dyer Havourd, aged 65 Y., 9 M., 29 D. He was born in Rochester, N. Y., July 14, 1839, and was reared near Stratford, Ontario, Canada. He came back to the United States about the beginning of the Civil War and enlisted in Co. G, 74th Reg., I. V., and served until the end of the war. He was married to Mary Bixler, Sept. 24, 1865. To this union were born five sons (William, Alexander, Irvin, Allen, Calvin) and four daughters (Emma, Caroline, Martha, now deceased, and Charlotte). The mother of these children died about nine years ago, and on May 30, 1897, the father married as his second wife, Ellen Michaels, who survives him. To this union were born two sons, Amos and Paul. During the last weeks of his sickness he was led to look to the Lord for comfort and forgiveness of his sins and had the assurance of divine favor, and passed away with the blessed hope of the better life beyond. He was buried in the Olive cemetery on the 16th. Services were conducted in the Olive church by George Lambert and John F. Funk, from 2 Tim. 4:7. May God bless and comfort the surviving family and friends.

Shriner.-Henry Shriner was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., in 1834; died at his home near Cassopolis, Mich., May 10, 1905; aged 71 Y., 3 M., 15 D. He came to Indiana in 1851 and was married to Sarah Brombaugh in 1856. To this union were born six sons and five daughters. One daughter preceded her father to this eternal world. He was always blessed with good health until about four years ago. Since then he had been afflicted with heart failure and paralysis and continued to grow weaker until finally death claimed him. He had never made a profession or united with any church, but believed firmly in the Bible. He leaves a sorrowing companion, six sons and four daughters, seventeen grandchildren and one great-grandchild. His remains were brought to the residence of Solomon Walmer, his son-in-law, where the family and friends gathered on the 12th to pay the last tribute of love to the departed husband, father and grandfather. He was buried at the Olive cemetery, where also the services were conducted, by John F. Funk and Frank Kreider, from the text selected by the family, Rev. 21:3-8. The Lord bless and comfort all the mourning friends and especially the aged and deeply sorrowing companion.

Rothgeb.-Julius Rothgeb was born Sept. 14, 1821, and died near East Lewistown, Mahoning Co., Ohio, May 1, 1905; aged 83 Y., 7 M., 17 D. The end came very unexpectedly, as he was in his usual health until Monday morning, when he was called away very suddenly. He was married to Susanna Fox, Oct. 28, 1847. To this union eleven children were born, eight of whom, with twenty-six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, survive him to mourn his departure. His wife died May 15, 1872, after which he again united in marriage to Elizabeth Harmon. She died Dec. 13, 1901. He was a member of the Mennonite church for many years. Funeral services May 3d at the Midway M. H., by E. M. Detweiler, assisted by D. S. Lehman and Allen Rickert. Text, Job 19:25, first clause, in connection with a clause in Acts 27: 25, "For I believe in God." Interment in the graveyard adjoining. P. M.

Shafer.-On the 5th of May, 1905, in Mahoning Co., Ohio, Elsie, daughter of Henry and Clarissa Shafer, aged 11 M., 14 D. Funeral services in the Midway M. H. on the 7th by Pre. Flohr of the Reformed church, assisted by Pre. Wettach and E. M. Detwiler. Text, Luke 18:16. The large house was filled to overflowing with sympathizing friends and neighbors to mourn with the bereaved family. A little brother preceded Elsie to the spirit world. Two little brothers survive. The bereaved parents and brothers can comfort themselves with the sweet thought that the little ones are safe in the arms of Jesus. P. M.

Fox.-On the 16th of May, 1905, at his home in Mahoning Co., Ohio, after only a few days of suffering of paralysis, Emanuel Fox, aged 75 Y., 4 M. Funeral services on the 18th in the Midway M. H. by E. M. Detwiler, assisted by D. S. Lehman. Text, Josh. 1:11. Buried in the graveyard adjoining. P. M.

Transcribed by Nancy Regan, Washington.

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