Herald of Truth Obituaries - October, 1905

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HERALD OF TRUTH, Vol. XLII, No. 40, October 5, 1905 - pg 320

LEHMAN.-Near Chambersburg, Franklin Co., Pa., Catharine, daughter of Pre. Joseph E. and Sister Ella Lehman; was born June 16, 1905, and died Sept. 11, 1905; aged 2 M., 26 D. Funeral services were held at the Chambersburg M. H. in the forenoon of Sept. 13th by the brethren Joseph Martin and Henry Bricker. Text, 2 Sam. 12:18-23.

EBERSOLE.-On the 22d of Sept. 1905, near Scotland, Franklin Co., Pa., of consumption, Elmer E., son of Henry and Lizzie Ebersole; aged 26 Y., 8 M., 9 D. He leaves a sorrowing father, mother and brother to mourn the loss of one whom they loved dearly. Funeral services were held at the Chambersburg M. H. by Pre. E.L. Hughes of the United Brethren denomination, and Pre. Joseph Martin of the Mennonite church. May he rest in peace.

HUNSBERGER.-Peter Hunsberger was born in Montgomery Co., Pa., Aug. 20, 1826; died near Wakarusa, Ind., Sept. 13, 1905; aged 79 Y., 1 M., 11 D. When he was eight years old he moved with his parents to Waterloo Co. Ontaria*, where he grew to manhood's years and was married to Sophrona Heinrich. To this union were born six children, one of whom died in infancy. In 1861 the family moved to Elkhart Co., Ind., where his first wife died in 1871. Later he was married to Barbara Myers, who survives him. He was buried on the 17th of Sept. at the Olive burying-ground. Funeral services were conducted by Bish. John Maritn, assisted by the brethren Christ. Weaver and Henry Schrock, from Rev. 2:10, "Be thou faithful unto death and I will give thee a crown of life."
*Transcriber's note: Typed as printed.

GREIDER.-On the 19th of September, at Landisville, Lancaster Co., Pa., of a complication of diseases, at the home of his son, John L. Greider, Joseph L. Greider, aged nearly 75 years. He is survived by three sons. The funeral was held on Friday at the Landisville M. H. Services were conducted by Henry Longenecker and O. O. Leidich.

LEFEVER.-On the 19th of Sept. 1905, in E. Lampeter Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., of the infirmities of age, John N. Lefever, aged about 83 years. He leaves to mourn his death a wife, three sons, one brother and two sisters. The funeral was held on Saturday, the 23d. Burial near Mellinger's M. H., where appropriate services were held. He was a member of the Old Mennonite church.

SWAR.-On the 19th of Sept. 1905, at the home of her grandson, Amos Swar, in E. Petersburg, Lancaster Co., Pa. of apoplexy, Elizabeth, widow of the late John H. Swar, aged 81 years. She was a faithful member of the Old Mennonite church and is survived by six children. Funeral, Friday, Sept. 22d, at the Old Mennonite church.

STALDER.-On the 21st of September, near Grabill, Allen Co., Ind., Rosina Stalder, aged 67 Y., 7 M., 14 D. She leaves to mourn her departure, two sons, one daughter and three grandchildren. Her husband and one child had gone before. The love and respect in which she was held were manifested by the very large concourse of people which gathered on the 24th to pay the last tribute of respect to her of whom it is said that she was ever faithful to her church and her God. Very seldom her seat was empty in the church services. Funeral services conducted by D.J. Johns of Goshen, Ind., from 1 John 5:12, assisted by Eli Yoder.

HERR.-On the 25th of Sept., 1905, in Lancaster Co., Pa., Sister Hetty L. Herr, aged 68 years. She was buried on the 28th near Mellinger's M. H. She is survived by six daughters, a brother and two sisters. She was a sister to Pre. John Landis.

WEBER.-On the 25th of Sept. 1905, near Vogansville, Lancaster Co., Pa., of kidney trouble, Mary Weber, in her seventieth year. Funeral was held on Wednesday, Sept. 27th, at the Pike M. M. H. She suffered for several months.

LOUX.-On the 4th of Sept. 1905, in Bucks Co., Pa., Anna Loux, widow of Pre. Enos Loux; aged 80 Y., 14 D. Buried at Deep Run, where the services were held by H. B. Rosneberger and A. M. Fretz.

LEATHERMAN.-On the 8th of Sept. 1905, in Bucks Co., Pa., Enos Letherman, aged 80 Y., 8 M., 1 D. Buried at Deep Run. Services by Jacob Rush, J.S. Moyer and A.M. Fretz.

STUTZMAN.-On the 21st of Sept. 1905, in West Liberty, Logan Co., Ohio, Daniel B. Stutzman, aged 70 Y., 20 D. He was born in Mifflin Co., Pa., and married to Catharine Bontrager, Oct. 12, 1858. This union was blessed with one son and six daughters. There were also 19 grandchildren, three of whom have died; also two of the daughters have preceded their father to the world beyond. Funeral services were conducted by C.K. Yoder and J. J. Warye, the former speaking in German, the latter in English. The interment took place near the South Union A. M. church.

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 near the Wideman M. H. in the presence of a large gathering of friends and neighbors. The services at the house were conducted by Samuel R. Hoover and at the M. H. by John G. Hoover and L. J. Burkholder. Text, Rev. 22:14. Sister Koch is survived by a sorrowing husband, with whom she lived for 55 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.

HOOVER.-On the 15th of Sept. 1905, near Wakarusa, Ind., Susanna, widow of the late Abraham Hoover; aged 79 Y., 10 M., 8 D. She was the daughter of Tobias and Mary Landes, and was born in ---- Co., Pa., Nov. 7, 1825. She was married to Abrm. Hoover, May 16, 1857. To this union were born two children, a son and daughter. Isaiah died March 5, 1901. Mrs. Josiah Miller (only daughter), six grandchildren, one great-grandchild and a large circle of relatives and friends are left to mourn her death. She was a consistent member of the Mennonite church and lived such a devoted, conscientious Christian life, even to the wearing of the prayer head-covering, a long time before she had formally united with the church that when it was announced before the congregation that Susanna Hoover was to be received into church fellowship by water baptism, a great many persons of her acquaintance were surprised, because there was a general impression among the people that she was a member. There is in this simple incident, which no doubt many have forgotten, a great lesson for the members. Funeral services were conducted at Yellow Creek M. meeting house by George Lambert and E. Roose. Her husband died a few months ago.

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HERALD OF TRUTH, Vol. XLII, No. 41, October 12, 1905 - pg 328

FRYMIER.-On Oct. 1, 1905, at her home in Augusta Co., Va., of paralysis, Sister Susan Frymier, aged 67 Y., 4 M., 13 D. Her maiden name was Grove. She always lived in the community where she was born and brought up. Was long a member of the Mennonite church and a regular attendant at service, as long as health permitted. She leaves one son, a brother and sister with other relatives and friends to mourn her departure. Her husband died in 1902. The funeral was held at Spring Dale, Oct. 2, Services conducted by the brethren J. H. Martin, E. C. Shank and A. P. Heatwole. Text, Job 14:14.

GINDLESBERGER.-On Sept. 26, 1905, in Davidsville, Somerset Co., Pa., Sarah, daughter of Joseph Gindelsperger*, aged 42 Y., 7 M., 14 D. The disease which caused her death was contracted about twenty years ago. She was helpless for about fourteen years, during which time she required faithful nursing by her father and friends. Her mother died nearly twelve years ago. She united with the Mennonite church while young and was a faithful member, attended services regularly as long as she was able, and though hr body was helpless, she still desired to have services at her home, though she was hardly able to make known her wants. She leaves a father, two brothers and a sister, but they need not mourn as those who have no hope. Funeral services were conducted at the Blough M. H. on the 28th by L.A. Blough, Jos. Saylor and Simon Layman, from Rev. 7:14.
*Transcriber's note: Spelled both Gindlesberger and Gindelsperger.

WEAVER.-Baby Esther, infant daughter of Pre. Samuel Weaver and wife, was born in Newbury Twp., Lagrange Co., Ind., June 3, 1905, and died Sept. 1, 1905; aged 2 M., 29 D. Funeral services on Sept. 3, at the Forks Amish church, conducted by A. S. Cripe in English and Y. C. Miller in German, from Psa. 16:6. A large and attentive congregation assembled to show sympathy to Bro. and Sister Weaver in this sad hour of deep affliction and sorrow, but they mourn not as those who have no hope, for they know the promise is sure unto the childen, and they can say with David of old, We shall go to her, but she shall not return to us. Little Esther was lent, but not given. She budded on earth but bloometh in heaven.

SHORT.-On the 1st of October, at her home near Stryker, Williams Co., Ohio, Gladys Anna, daughter of Simon and ----* Short; aged 3 M., 25 D. She was born June 6, 1905, and leaves father, mother and two little sisters to mourn her death. This is an earnest call to the parents to give themselves to the service of the Lord more earnestly than ever before, so that when God shall call them home they may meet their loved one again. Funeral services at Lockport meeting house by D. J. Wyse and H. Rycher*. Budded on earth to bloom in heaven.
*[Mother's name was Elizabeth W. -  H. Rycher should by H. Rychener - Corrections sent by Mona Mann]

MILLER.-On Oct. 3, 1905, near Shipshewana, Ind., where they had been on a visit, Clayton Ray, son of Chauncy and Lydia Miller; aged 1 Y., 7 M., 26 D. Funeral services on the 5th at Pleasant Valley schoolhouse, near White Cloud, Mich., by J. C. Springer and Jacob P. Miller.

GILMANHAGA.-Sister Anna Gilmanhaga was born April 28, 1839, in Ontario, Canada; when one year of age she came with her parents to Putnam Co., Ohio. In 1848 they removed from Ohio to Elkhart Co., Ind. She died Oct. 3, 1905, aged 66 Y., 5 M., 5 D. She leaves three sisters in feeble health to mourn her death. Five brothers and two sisters preceded her to the world beyond. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite church and a pious, devoted child of God. She was afflicted with palsy and had a desire to go home. Funeral services were conducted at he Yellow Creek M. H. on the 5th, by John F. Funk and Jonas Loucks, from 1 Cor. 15:54-57. The Lord comfort and sustain the bereaved sisters.

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HERALD OF TRUTH, Vol. XLII, No. 42, October 19, 1905 - pg 336

KREIDER.-Near Intercourse, Lancaster Co., Pa., of dysentery, Anna C., oldest daughter of Bro. Adam and Sister Maggie Kreider. She was born March 22, 1891; died Sept. 16, 1905; aged 14 Y., 5 M., 24 D. She leaves to mourn her death, father, mother, one brother, four sisters and two grandmothers. Little Anna had been almost a constant sufferer with kidney and appendicitis troubles for over two years. Her last words that could be understood were, "Oh, my heavenly home is bright and fair." When both she and her little sister were very sick, she said, "Oh, Margie, the Lord will help us." She was a reader of the "Words of Cheer" and could scarcely wait from week to week until it came, and now that the Lord took her and she is relieved from all pain let us calmly say, "Thy will be done." Services at the house were conducted by the brethren Isaac Eby and Amos Hoover. At Hershey's meeting house, where the services were held, the same ministers talked to the assembled congregation from the text in 1 Thess. 4:13,14. She was buried in the graveyard adjoining, where one little sister and four little brothers have been laid before. A FRIEND.

STUTZMAN.-Daniel B. Stutzman was born in Mifflin Co., Pa., Aug. 1, 1835, and died at his home in West Liberty, Ohio, Sept. 21, 1905; aged 70 Y., 21 D. He was married to Catharine Bontrager, Oct. 12, 1858. Of the family of one son and six daughters, the son and four daughters, beside his companion, 16 grandchildren and one great-grandchild survive him. Funeral services at the South Union M. H. on the 23d by C. K. Yoder in German and J. J. Warye in English. Interment in the South Union burying-ground.

ZOOK.-Bro. John Zook died at his home with his son-in-law, Pre. Levi Miller, in Cass Co., Mo., on Sept. 29, 1905; aged 86 Y., 10 M., 28 D. Being feeble he had a fall about three weeks before his death, hurting his hip and causing pain and a complication of diseases of which he died. He united with the Amish Men. Church when a young man and kept the faith to his end and often expressed a desire to go to his home. He was born in Mifflin Co., Pa., in 1818, married to Fannie Lantz in 1851, moved to Champaign Co., Ohio, in 1856, and to Cass Co.,Mo., in 1885. His wife died in 1892. He was the father of eight children, one of whom died in infancy. Of the seven remaining, one lives in Ohio, two in Nebraska and the other four in Cass county, and these four were present at his funeral. Services were conducted by J. J. Hartzler in German and H. F. Hartzler in English. Texts, Eccl. 12:1-7 and 1 Tim. 4:7,8. P. H.

RANCK.-On the night of Oct. 7, 1905, in Paradise, Lancaster Co., Pa., suddenly of heart disease, Martha, wife of John M. Ranck; aged about 65 years. She was in her usual health on Saturday and when she retired for the night, but shortly afterwards became very ill and died about midnight. She was the daughter of the late Samuel Groff. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite church and highly esteemed. She leaves a sorrowing husband, three sons, one daughter and three brothers to mourn her death. Funeral on the 10th at the Strasburg Mennonite M. H.

LONGNECKER.-On the 9th of October 1905, at Bareville, Lancaster Co., Pa., Maria Longenecker, suddenly of heart disease, having been found dead in bed by a member of the family. A week ago she complained of a dizzy feeling and a slight pain at her heart. She is survived by two sisters and a brother. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite church and was buried on the 12th inst. Services were held at Hershey's Mennonite M. H.

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HERALD OF TRUTH, Vol. XLII, No. 43, October 26, 1905 - pg 344

DETWEILER.-Baby Amanda, infant daughter of J. C. and ---- Detweiler, was born in New Washington, Lawrence Co., Pa., May 20, 1905; died Sept. 26 ,1905; aged 4 M., 5 D. Funeral services were conducted by J. L. Zook and J. Lantz. A large congregation had assembled to show their sympathy and regard for the afflicted family in their hour of sorrow, but they need not mourn as those who have no hope, and they can say with full assurance of the promises of God's word: She will not return to us, but we will arise and go to her. The lord bless and comfort the sorrowing parents.

YOUNG.-On the 10th of October, at Paradise, Lancaster Co., Pa., Rebecca F. Young, aged 73 years. She was a member of the Old Mennonite church, and was buried on Friday, Oct. 13th, at the Paradise Mennonite cemetery. She is survived by four sons, two daughters and many friends.

JOHNSON.-On the 5th of October 1905, after a protracted illness, Sister Mary (Landis), wife of Charles T. Johnson, of Skippack, Montgomery Co., Pa.; aged 62 years. She leaves her husband, one daughter and two sons, also four sisters and three brothers, to mourn her death. Funeral services at the house by H. H. Johnson and Jesse Mack and at the Skippack M. H. (of which congregation she was a member) by Warren G. Bean and Chr. Allebach.

SHOEMAKER.-Catherine Welcher was born in Prussia, Feb. 3, 1845, and came to Canada in her childhood. She united with the Mennonite church in her early youth and lived a consistent life. On the 15th of January 1884 she was married to Bro. George H. Clemens of near Breslau, Ont., who died June 8, 1892. A little over six years ago she was married to Bro. Benjamin Shoemaker of Berlin, Ont. About two years ago a growth appeared which proved to be of a cancerous nature. About a year ago an operation was performed, but the relief obtained was only temporary, and the growth, soon reappearing, gradually encroached upon the system until she was finally forced to take her bed, and, notwithstanding all that loving care and medical skill could do, she gradually sank, and after about two weeks of suffering she passed away on the 9th of October 1905, aged 60 Y., 8 M., 6 D. She bore her affliction with true Christian fortitude, yet she longed for the hour that would release her from this mortal clay and bear her soul to the mansions of eternal rest. Her end was peace. Her husband and a host of friends survive her. The funeral on the 11th was largely attended. Funeral services at the Berlin Mennonite M. H. by Jonas Snyder and Noah Stauffer. The family, the church and the community deeply mourn the loss of one who was dearly loved by all.

SINGLE.-Oct. 1, 1905, at the Lancaster Mennonite Mission, Bro. Simon Single, Sr., aged 82 Y., 11 M., 3 D. Bro. Single had been janitor of the Mission for about seven years, and had been a faithful member of the Mennonite church, he having united with us shortly after becoming janitor. His motto was, "For me to live is Christ." His ardent desire in the last year was to "depart and be with Christ, which is far better." Funeral services at the Lancaster Mennonite M. H. by Abram Witmer and John H. Mosemann from Phil. 1:21,23. Interment at Millersville.

ZOOK.-On the 5th of Oct. 1905, near Allensville, Mifflin Co., Pa., of cancer of the intestines, Eli S. Zook, who was born in Kishacoquillis Valley, and was a son of Samuel Zook, who was a son of Bish. "Long" Christian Zook. He was a farmer and lived in the Valley all his life. In 1873 he was married to Eliza Kauffman. He was the father of ten children, two of whom died before the father. Funeral services were held in the Allensville A. M. church on Saturday and were conducted by Samuel Yoder and John Mast.

BECHTEL.-George Bechtel was born near Waterloo, Dekalb Co., Ind., March 13, 1851; died in Elkhart Co., Ind., Sept. 19, 1905; aged 54 Y., 6 M., 8 D. He leaves one brother and four sisters to mourn his death. After the death of his parents he and two sisters lived together until he too was called away. Deceased was a good moral man, but never made an open confession. May others learn from this the need of making timely preparation for death. Funeral and burial services at the Olive M. H. on the 21st by Henry Weldy and Henry McGowen were attended by many friends of the deceased. H.W.

MATZ.-Charley Elmer, son of Mr. And Mr.s Andrew Matz, was born near Teegarden, Ind., Dec. 2, 1894; died oct. 3, 1905; aged 10 Y., 10 M., 1 D. He leaves his parents, two brothers and many schoolmates and friends to mourn his early death. A few years ago he sustained an injury in the back while playing football at school, since which time he did not attend school. Last April it was necessary to open a abscess which had formed on his hip, and since that time he had been confined to his bed, suffering greatly at times, though always patient. Funeral services at Teegarden on the 4th at 2 p. m. by Jacob Hildebrand at the house and at the M. H. by Pre. Swihart and Henry Weldy. Interment in the Center graveyard. HENRY WELDY.

Transcribed by Jan Wilbur, Utah

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