Gospel Witness Obituaries - September, 1906

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The Gospel Witness - Volume 2, Number 23 - September 5, 1906, pages 367, 368

.-Celia Blanche Amstutz, daughter of Bro. and Sister Peter Amstutz, near Dalton, Wayne Co., O., was born April 8, 1900. Died Aug. 25, 1906. Aged 6y., 4m., 17d. Funeral services were held in the Sonnenberg M. H. on the 27, by C. Amstutz and J. Moser in the German and I. J. Buchwalter in the English.

ZIMMERMAN.-Ella, daughter of Bro. and Sister Sarah Zimmerman of Martindale, was called to her heavenly home on Aug. 26, after a short illness of cholera infantum; aged 1y., 8m. Funeral was held on the 29, at the Martindale meeting house. Services were conducted by Bish. Benjamin Weaver and I. B. Good. May the Lord comfort the sorrowing ones.

JOHNSON.-Catherine Johnson, wife of Nicholas Johnson, deceased, after a short illness passed away from her works to her reward, aged 79y., 4m., 3d., leaving four children to mourn the loss of a dear mother. She was a member of the Mennonite Church for many years, and left behind the evidence that she is at rest. Funeral services conducted by J. A. Brilhart. Interment in Mennonite cemetery, Masontown, Pa. Text, Psa. 23.

MILLER.-Benedict Miller died at the home of his son, John Miller, in Middlebury, Ind., Aug. 22, 1906; aged 78y., 7m., 11d. Funeral services at Forks church, Aug. 24, where a large number of friends and relatives had gathered. Services were conducted by D. J. Johns in German and D. D. Miller in English. Bor. Miller and wife had left their home in Lane Co., Oregon, on May 1, 1906, expecting to spend about a year in visiting friends and relatives in the east. They spent about a month in Nebraska, about the same length of time in Illinois and came to Indiana July 6, and were busy visiting when suddenly one morning, several days before his death, he had a stroke of paralysis, from which he never recovered. He leaves a widow, with whom he had lived in marriage 60 years, 11 children, 85 grandchildren and 55 great-grandchildren. D. D. Miller.

PALM.-On Aug. 26, at his home in Bowmansville, Bro. Isaac Palm passed away after an illness of some days of summer complaint, in his 64th year. Bro. Palm was unable to attend church services for some years, having been an invalid all his life. He, however, was well informed in things spiritual, always glad to have the brethren pay him a visit and converse about heavenly things. He is survived by his mother, who is in her 88th year. Bro. Palm could not walk without the aid of crutches, but he will not need them now to walk the "golden streets." Funeral was held on the 29. Services in the Lutheran church, conducted by Bish. Benjamin Weaver, Henry Good and Noah Bowman. He had selected his own text: "I have a desire to depart and be with Christ" also several German hymns and the hymn, "When the roll is called up yonder" were his own selection.
J. W. W.

METZLER.-Sadie Alice Metzler was born in Mahoning Co., O., April 21, 1879. Died at Bro. Samuel Hunchsberger's home, near Dalton, Wayne Co., O., Aug. 23, 1906; aged 27y., 4m., 2d. When yet a small girl she was taken into the home of Bro. Adam Martin and cared for until she was of age. When but fourteen years old, she gave her heart to Jesus and united with the Mennonite church and was a faithful until the end. The many deeds of kindness and labors of love strewn along life's short pathway bear evidence of her love for Christ and the church. Her father, mother, one sister, an aged grandmother and many other relatives survive her. Funeral services were conducted on the 26, at the Martin M. H., in the presence of an overflowing house by I. J. Buchwalter, Aaron Eberly and David Hostetler.

MARTIN.-Annie, daughter of Bro. and Sister Joseph Martin of New Holland, Pa., was buried on Aug. 29. Funeral was held at Groffsdale meeting house. Services were conduted by Bish. Jonas Martin, John Kurtz and Joseph Wenger. The little was taken sick with cholera infantum and after a few days illness was taken to her heavenly home. May God comfort the sorrowing ones.

ANGLEMYER.-Susannah Gertrude, daughter of Brother and Sister O. S. Anglemyer, was born Sept. 9, 1904, and died Aug. 26, 1906; aged 1y., 11m., 17d. Little Susannah, with her parents, left her home in Elkhart Co., Ind., for a visit to friends in the west. She soon took sick with tubercular menigitis, and after only four days of sickness, death relieved her of her suffering. The parents have had four children, all of whom died in infancy. They feel sorely their loss, but seem to be resigned to the Master's will. May God give them the needed grace for their trial.
Funeral on the 26, at the Brick Church seven miles southwest of New Paris, Ind., by Noah Metzler and J. S. Hartzler from Matt:18:3 and 19:14.

Transcribed by: Carolyn Hunnicutt , Indiana

There were no obituaries for September 12, 1906 - Volume 2, Number 24 -

The Gospel Witness - Volume 2, Number 25 - September 19, 1906, page 400

.-Susannah, wife of John Seigle, died Sept. 2, 1906, aged 35 y. 4 m. She leaves a husband and two small children to mourn her departure. Funeral services at the Amish Mennonite Church, near Archbold, O., Text, Isa. 38:1, "Set thy house in order; for thou shalt die and not live."

MILLER.-John L. Miller was born in Holmes Co., O., February 25, 1840. He united with the Amish Mennonite Church in Johnson Co., Iowa, when a young man.
About a year before his death his membership was transferred to the Oak Grove Church, Wayne Co., O., where he remained a faithful member until death called him away. He died at the home of his sister Mrs. John Zook, near Smithville, Ohio.
Funeral services were conducted by Ben. Gerig and C. Z. Yoder. Text, Eccl. 8:8, 12:5.

Transcribed by: Carolyn Hunnicutt , Indiana

The Gospel Witness - Volume 2, Number 26 - September 26, 1906, page 415

.-Bro. Jonas Kaufman died near Johnstown, Pa., Sept. 9, 1906; aged 79y. 9m. 3d. He is survived by five children, twenty-six grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends. His wife preceded him to the spirit world about twenty-one years ago. Funeral services were conducted on the 11 at the Stahl Church by S. D. Yoder and L. A. Blough, from Num. 23:10.

LANTZ.-Sister Hannah Lantz, of the Howard-Miami (Ind.) congregation, departed this life at the Mennonite Old People's Home, Rittman, O., on Sept. 4; aged 81 y. 11 m. 1 d. She had been staying at the Home since May 25, 1904. She had been a widow for 28 years. When her husband died she was left with eleven fatherless children to provide for. Funeral services were held at the Home on the 7, conducted by D. C. Amstutz, Benj. Gerig and C. Z. Yoder. Interment in the Oak Grove cemetery.

PITTENGER.-At Tacoma, Wash., Pre. William N. Pittenger; aged 53 y. 1 m. 22 d. He left Cressman, Sask., several weeks ago for his health, taking a trip to Tacoma, but all of no avail. He was engaged in ministerial work for over 30 years, mostly in the Free Methodist Church, in the state of Michigan. Funeral services were held on Sept. 9, 1906, at the school house, our temporary place of worship, near Cressman, Sask., by E. S. Hallman. Text, Rev. 14:13. His remains were laid to rest in the new Sharon Mennonite burying-ground. This was the first funeral in our district.-E. S. H.

YODER.-Mary, beloved wife of deacon David Yoder of the Amish Mennonite church, near Davidsville, Pa., died suddenly, Sept. 11, 1906; aged 64y. 8m. 10d. She was complaining of not being quite well for about a week, but her death was very unexpected. She was a very faithful member of the Amish Mennonite Church from her youth up. She is survived by a sorrowing husband, one daughter and a number of other relatives and friends to mourn her departure. Funeral services were conducted Sept. 13 at the Kauffman M. H., by S. D. Yoder in English and L. A. Blough in German. Burial in the Shetler family graveyard.

STEAHMAN.-Lillie, infant daughter of Phares and Lillie Steahman of Petersburg, Lancaster Co., Pa., fell asleep in Jesus on Sept. 1, 1906; aged 7m. 8d. Funeral services were conducted by the brethren Christian Lefever and Hiram Coffman at the East Petersburg Church, buried in the adjoining cemetery. May our young brother and sister look for comfort to Him who is able to heal all our wounds.
A fragile babe so bright and fair,
God gave into the parents' care-
A sunbeam on a dreary day,
To cheer them on life's toilsome way.
But now their babe is gone above,
Where all is peace and joy and love,
And God who doeth all things best,
Has given her eternal rest.

KAUFFMAN.-John S. Kauffman was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Aug. 4, 1827; died near Arcadia, Ind., Aug. 8, 1906; aged 79 y. 4 d. He came to Arcadia, Ind., with his parents in 1838, and was married to Elizabeth Correll, Jan. 31, 1858. His companion died July 28, 1899.
To this union were born five children, two of whom survive him, namely, Joseph C. Kauffman of Arcadia, Ind., and Mrs. Mary Yarling of Elwood, Ind. The funeral was held at the old homestead, and was conducted by Pre. Erlocher of the Methodist Church. His remains were laid to rest in the cemetery at Arcadia. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church, and although he had not the privilege of attending her services, he remained true to her teachings until death.
Peace to his ashes.

Transcribed by: Carolyn Hunnicutt , Indiana

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