Herald of Truth Obituaries - August, 1906

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August 2, 1906, page 289, 290
Vol. XLIII, No. 31

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Herald of Truth, August 2, 1906, page 289, 290

John Smith of Metamora, Ill., was born Nov. 27, 1843; died July 6, 1906, aged 62 Y., 7 M., 9 D. In the spring of 1865 he was married to Sister Magdalena Schertz. To this union were born ten children, of whom three, with their mother, preceded Bro. Smith into eternity. Nov. 16, 1899, he was married to Sister Lydia Albrecht, who, with her daughter, Agnes Albrecht, and seven of his children remain to mourn the loss of an affectionate husband and father. Bro. Smith was ordained to the ministry in the year 1887, and a few years later was called as bishop, which office he faithfully filled to the time of his death. He was also appointed by the Western District A. M. Conference to care for the A. M. congregations in his State who were without a bishop. Funeral services were conducted at the house by Bro. A. H. Leaman, of the Chicago Mission, from James 4:14, and at the M. H. by Bro. S. Gerig of Wayland, Iowa, in German, and Bro. Samuel Garber of Groveland, Ill., in English, both taking for their text, 2 Tim. 4:7, 8. Bro. Smith was in as good health as ever, apparently. On Friday, July 6, he drove to Roanoke, and while there was taken with a severe pain in his chest. When he came home he made mention of it to his family and seemed to pay no more attention to it. He ate his supper as usual and during the evening he made several appointments with different brethren, to be filled on the following day, and was in the best of spirits during the evening. At about 9 o'clock he retired for the night and at 9:40 that grim reaper, Death, called and took him, and we have the assurance that he has entered a nobler work than he could ever have attained to in this life. Just a moment before he passed away he told his wife that he believed that pain was coming back again, and then he passed away. The family, the church and the community at large have suffered a great loss, but we have the promise of One who will never die, that he will be our comforter and that he will never forsake nor leave us, and with such a promise it is possible for us to bear up under so heavy a burden. Many times in his sermons did he refer to Matt. 24:44, "Therefore be ye also ready; for in such an hour as ye think not, the Son of man cometh." Also 1 John 3:1, "Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God." It gives us much comfort to look back at the many good examples he has set for us and the good advice he has given us. Those who knew him best knew one whose desire it was to exemplify the teachings of our Lord and Savior. We leave it all with the Lord and give him the praise for all that he has done, trusting that some time we shall understand why it was to be so. We ask that all who know the power of prayer will not cease praying for us, that God may comfort the sorrowing ones and give his people here grace and strength to be steadfast unto the end.

Snyder.-On the 12th of June, 1906, at his home, 1150 South Division St., Grand Rapids, Mich., of heart trouble, after a brief illness, Titus B. Snyder, aged 51 Y., 7 M., 11 D. He was a son of Elias B. and Susan (Bowman) Snyder and formerly lived in Freeport, Waterloo Co., Ont., moving from there to Emmett Co., Mich., and thence to Grand Rapids. He leaves an invalid wife, two daughters married and one unmarried, his aged father, one brother and many other relatives and friends. Burial on the 15th in Grand Rapids.

Snyder.-On the 14th of July, 1906, in Grand Rapids, Mich., after long continued suffering of cancer, Mary, widow of Titus B. Snyder (who had died only a few weeks before); aged 52 Y., 2 M., 7 D. She was the daughter of Amos and Polly (Bowman) Weaver, of Berlin, Ont., and leaves three daughters, besides many other relatives to mourn her death. She was of a lovable disposition, and this, together with her patience in her sufferings, won her the love and sympathy of all. Buried in Grand Rapids beside her husband.

Huber.-On the 21st of July, 1906, in West Willow, Lancaster Co., Pa.; aged 83 years. He was a member of the Mennonite church. His wife and two daughters survive him. He was buried at the Brick meeting-house on Tuesday, July 24, where appropriate services were conducted by the ministers present.

Lehman.-Bro. Jacob H. Lehman, one of the oldest and most esteemed members of the Chambersburg congregation, passed away at his home in Scotland, Pa., on Friday, July 13, 1906, at 10 p. m. The funeral was held July 16. Services at the Chambersburg meeting-house by Bros. Bricker, Burkholder and Martin. Text, 2 Tim. 4. Age was 87 Y., 11 M., 19 D. Bro. Lehman joined this church in the year 1847 and in the year 1857 he was ordained to the office of deacon, which he filled as long as he was able. He had lost his eyesight about fifteen years ago. He is survived by his beloved wife (her maiden name was Fannie Lauver), whom he married in the year 1848. To this union were born six children, of whom one daughter and four sons survive him. He was born near Scotland and lived there all his life. He was buried on the farm on which he was born.

Dieffenbach.-On the 19th of July, 1906, at the Mennonite Home near Oreville, Lancaster Co., Pa., of general debility incident to his great age, Henry Dieffenbach, in his ninety-seventh year. He was a native of Lancaster county and was an inmate of the Home for about two years. He was buried on the 21st inst., services being held in the Mennonite church tent on East Chestnut street, Lancaster City. Burial at Longenecker's M. H.

Horning.-On the 15th of July, 1906, in Lancaster Co., Pa., of malaria, Samuel Horning, aged 53 Y., 5 M., 15 D. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite church until death and we believe he died the death of the righteous. He was buried on the 18th in the Bowmansville Mennonite graveyard. Services by Bish. Benjamin Weaver in German and by Noah Bowman in English. The widow, one daughter and five sons survive to mourn his departure. Peace to his ashes.

Wingard.-Daniel Wingard of near Geistown, Pa., died July 9, 1906; aged 54 Y., 5 M., 28 D. Bro. Wingard united with the Mennonite church in his young days. He was never married and is survived by three brothers and one sister. He was sick only a few days and died quite unexpectedly. Funeral services were conducted on the 11th at the Weaver M. H. by S. G. Shetler. Text, Rev. 2:10. He was assisted by Alex Weaver. Buried in the family graveyard.

Kauffman.-Fanny Kauffman was born in Somerset Co., Pa., Aug. 30, 1868; died in Ionia Co., Mich., July 20, 1906; aged 37 Y., 10 M., 20 D. Owing to an injury received in infancy, followed by severe sickness, her mind was never strong. She was consequently a constant care to her parents and family, who have faithfully and tenderly cared for her these many years. Deceased is survived by her parents and four sisters (Mrs. David Livingston of White Cloud, Mrs. Lewis Birman of Berlin Twp., Mrs. Noah Thomas of Bowne Twp., Mrs. Nathaniel Thomas of Boston Twp.) and one brother (Jonas Kauffman of Campbell Twp.) Fanny was the third daughter taken from the home. Her death came as a great shock to the family, especially to the aged father, who has been sick since early in the spring. Funeral was held on the 22d from the Bowne M. H. Services by Jacob P. Miller of Big Prairie and Isaac Weaver, from 1 Cor. 15:21, 22. Funeral was largely attended.

Shantz.-On the 24th of July, 1906, in Waterloo Twp., Waterloo Co., Ont., suddenly of heart failure, Israel, son of John and Mary Shantz; aged 30 Y., 10 M., 24 D. He was cutting wheat in the evening at about six o'clock when he was seen to sit down by his brother who thought he was resting, but when the brother reached him he was dead. Funeral on the 27th from the parental home to the Berlin Mennonite M. H. Burial in the cemetery adjoining.

Transcribed by: Ron Garber, Kansas

 Week 2: August 9, 1906, page 299, 300
Vol. XLIII, No. 32

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Herald of Truth, August 9, 1906, page 299, 300

Bish. John K. Yoder of Wayne Co., Ohio, who has been suffering with paralysis for several years, passed away from the scenes and sufferings of this present world, like a shock of corn well ripened for the harvest, at 10:15 o'clock, Wednesday evening, Aug. 1, 1906; aged 82 Y., 6 M., 10 D. He was born in Mifflin Co., Pa., Jan. 21, 1824. Married to Lydia Zook, Jan. 9, 1845. She died Sept. 20, 1847. He was married the second time to Jeminah Zook, May 5, 1850. We united with the Amish church in his youth and was chosen by lot to the ministry by his people some years later. In the spring of 1855 he moved to Wayne Co., Ohio, where he was elected to the office of bishop by the votes, of the members of his congregation. In this capacity he labored faithfully and with ability, firmly upholding the doctrines, teachings and practices he had accepted while young in years, in the church of his choice, and which his ancestors also had maintained and practiced as the teachings of Christ and his apostles. Bro. Yoder was a pillar in the church for many years and a man of prudence and foresight, and his influence and the influence of his congregation was felt far and wide. His careful and wise oversight over the congregations over which he had been placed was a powerful factor in preserving and keeping his people as a separate people from the world, in the simplicity of attire, and other lines of non-conformity. His earnestness and zeal for the cause of Christ, coupled with his kind disposition and his desire to encourage peace and unity among those who loved the Lord in sincerity and truth was a means of bringing about that fraternal feeling between the Amish Mennonites and the so-called Old Mennonites in the days when our beloved brother and fellow-laborer, John M. Brenneman, was yet in his prime and activity, and laid the foundation of a union, which we hope may grow stronger with years until all variances that still exist may he entirely eradicated and that heavenly "peace which flows like a river" shall bind all separated factions together in the inseparable bond of love, which shall forever hide the contentions and turmoils of two centuries and bury them in everlasting oblivion. He was buried on Saturday, Aug. 4, at the Oak Grove A. M. meeting-house. For several years he has not been able to fulfil the duties of a minister, but was patiently waiting for the hour of his redemption. The Lord comfort the people who mourn the death of an aged, faithful shepherd.

Cassel.-On the 30th of July, 1906, in Landisville, Lancaster Co., Pa., of hemorrhage of the lungs, Maria, widow of the late Emanuel Cassel; aged 82 years. She had enjoyed reasonably good health up to the time of her death and her sudden demise was a shock to the community. She was a member of the Mennonite church and is survived by two sons and five daughters. Funeral was held at Landisville. Interment at the Ehrisman M. H.

Wilson.-Little Mildred Wilson, daughter of Bro. Edward and Sister Myrtle Wilson, died at their home near Rockton, July 27, 1906; aged 12 days. Ah! how uncertain is life! Here was a precious little bud just opening into the realities of its life, but our heavenly Father needed an other little flower to bloom and shed its beautiful luster amidst the multitude of "little darlings" in glory. Funeral services were conducted by E. J. Blough at the home, after which interment was made at Rockton. Text, 2 Kings 4:27, "Is it well with the child? It is well."

Detweiler-At his late residence in Warrington Twp., Bucks Co., Pa., of heart failure, John F. Detweiler, son of the late Enos G. and Sarah Detweiler. He was born Jan. 16, 1863, and departed this life July 7, 1906; aged 43 Y., 5 M., 21 D. He leaves a widow, three sons, four daughters, three brothers and two sisters, beside a large number of relatives and friends to mourn his death. He was a faithful member of the Pleasantville Reformed church and for the last twelve years an elder, and a teacher in the Sunday school for five years. His remains were laid to rest in the adjoining burying-grounds, July 11. May he rest in peace.

Good.-Paul B., son of Solomon and Martha Good, was born July 11, 1906; died July 19, 1906; age 8 days. Buried at the Science Ridge cemetery. "Of such is the kingdom."

Stayrook.-Mary Stayrook, widow of Nickolas Stayrook, died at her home near Mattawana, on July 21, 1906; aged, 63 Y., 6 D. She leaves eight children, two sons and three daughters, and a host of friends to mourn her departure; but we believe she is at rest, as she was a faithful member in the Amish Mennonite church. Funeral on July 24 at 10 o'clock, conducted by Bish. Michael Yoder in German from Rev. 14: 12, 13, and by Bish. John E. Kauffman in English from Isa. 27:12.

Rosenberger.-Annie, wife of Abraham H. Rosenberger of Hatfield, Montgomery Co., Pa., died Monday, July 23, 1906, of congestion of the brain; aged 56 Y., 6 M., 2 D. Interment at Line Lexington Mennonite burying-ground, she being a member of that congregation.

Freisner.-On the 28th of July, 1906, in Vistula, Elkhart Co., Ind., of a complication of diseases, Catharine Beery, beloved wife at Pre. Harvey Friesner of the Barker Street congregation: aged 59 Y., 10 M., 13 D. She was joined in marriage to her surviving husband in Branch Co., Mich., Dec. 26, 1867. She was the mother at eight children, the first two dying in infancy. The sorrowing husband, three sons and three daughters, seven grandchildren, two brothers and two sisters, with a large circle at friends and relatives survive her. When twenty-one years of age she yielded to the Lord's calling and united with the Mennonite church, living a faithful and consistent Christian life. She always enjoyed attending church services and seldom missed a meeting when health permitted. It also seemed to afford her much enjoyment and comfort to have her children and grandchildren around her and with busy hands perform same act of kindness for them. When near her end, she was asked if she was ready to go and she replied, "I am ready." She was a great sufferer for some time. Her one hand was afflicted with gangrene, which was the chief cause of her death. But with all her trials and sufferings she was much concerned for the salvation of her children, as expressed in her private devotions. The entire family deeply mourn her death, but they need not mourn as those who have no hope, for we believe that she has gone home to receive the reward of the righteous from Him whom she loved and in whose footsteps she walked. Funeral services were conducted at the Barker Street meeting-house on July 31 by John Garber from Rev. 14: 13 and D. J. Johns from Deut. 31:14. "Behold, thy days approach that thou must die."

Nusbaum.-Sister Barbara Moyer, wife of Bro. Peter Nusbaum, was born in Ashland Co., Ohio, Aug. 10, 1830; died in Elkhart Co., Ind., Aug. 1, 1906; aged 75 Y., 11 M., 21 D. She suffered with stomach troubles for about a year, and during the past few months she fully realized that the end was drawing nigh. For about ten weeks she was not able to partake of any solid nourishment and gradually grew weaker until her strength was exhausted. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite church for many years and her trust in the Lord was unwavering. She leaves a deeply sorrowing husband, three sons and two daughters, fourteen grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; also two brothers survive her. Bro. and Sister Nusbaum have lived together about fifty-six years and this was the first death in the family; all their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren are living. Funeral was held at the Yellow Creek Mennonite meeting-house, where services were conducted by George Lambert and John F. Funk from Heb. 9:27, 28. A very large concourse of people attended the funeral. May God comfort and bless the bereaved hearts who mourn her death, but they rejoice that they need not mourn as those who have no hope.

Transcribed by: Ron Garber, Kansas

 Week 3: August 16, 1906, page 310
Vol. XLIII, No. 33

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Herald of Truth, August 16, 1906, page 310

Stutzman.-Barbara Stutzman, nee Eash, was born in Elkhart Co., Ind., Sept 29, 1868; moved to Kansas with her parents in her early girlhood; was married to N. B. Stutzman, April 14, 1898; died July 26, 1906; aged 37 Y., 9 M., 27 D. She leaves to mourn their loss, a husband, six stepchildren, parents and two sisters and a host of friends. She was a member of the Amish Mennonite church from her early youth. Funeral services were conducted by A. Ummel in German and J. N. Lee in English. Peace to her ashes.

Hoffman.-Magdalena (Good) Hoffman was born in Hocking Co., Ohio, July 27, 1838; died near Shambaugh, Ia., July 23, 1906; aged 67 Y., 11 M., 23 D. She was subject to heart trouble for several years and was found dead in bed by her daughter who had gone to call her to breakfast. Six children, four sons and two daughters, and five grandchildren are left to mourn the loss of a kind and loving mother and grandmother. The surviving children are J. G. and D. B. Hoffman, Clarinda, Ia.; J. M. and Emma, Shambaugh, Ia.; J. H., Berne, Kan., and Mary, Roseland, Neb. Four brothers and three sisters also survive her. She united with the Mennonite church in her thirteenth year and was found ever faithful and true. Her companion died last December. Services were held at the home on the 25th of July, by M. S. Newcomer, from Matt. 25:6. Interment in Butler cemetery.

Moyer.-Bro. Jacob H. Moyer was born Sept. 10, 1835, and died at his home near Dublin, Bucks Co., Pa., on July 27, 1906, of paralysis, with which he was stricken only a few days before his death; aged 70 Y., 10 M., 17 D. He was married three times, his third wife surviving him. One sister and two sons (one by his first wife, the other by his third wife) and several grandchildren survive him also. Funeral services at the Blooming Glen M. H. were conducted on July 31, 1906, by Bish. H. B. Rosenberger in German and Pre. H. G. Anglemoyer in English. Text, Job 26:2.

Kaufman.-Sister Christiana, wife of Bro. Moses Kaufman (deceased), died in Somerset Co., Pa., July 27, 1906; aged 73 Y., 3 D. Funeral services were conducted on the 29th at the Centennial church by S. D. Yoder, assisted by the minister of the Evangelical church. She was buried in the family graveyard. Sister Kaufman was a faithful member of the Amish Mennonite church. She is survived by many friends and relatives who need not mourn as those who have no hope.

Nice.-On the 4th of August, in Souderton, Montgomery Co., Pa., after a prolonged illness from cancer, Betsy, widow of the late Eli Nice, at an advanced age. Buried at Franconia.

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 Week 4: August 23, 1906, page 320
Vol. XLIII, No. 34

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Herald of Truth, August 23, 1906, page 320

Nice .-On the 4th of August; in Souderton, Montgomery Co., Pa., of cancer, Betsey, widow of the late Elias Nice. She is survived by six sons and one daughter. Interment at the Franconia M. H., where she was a member. She was about 75 years of age.

Zeigler .- wife of Abraham K. Zeigler of Kulpsville, Montgomery Co., Pa., died on Sunday, Aug. 12, 1906, of the infirmities of old age. She was 72 Y., 5 M., 26 D. old. She is survived by two sons and two daughters. Interment, Aug. 16, at the Towamencin Mennonite M. H., of which congregation she was a member.

Eshleman .-On July 30, 1906, at her home in Eberly's Mill, Cumberland Co., Pa., Leah Eshleman, nee Weaver, wife of Jacob S. Eshleman; aged 63 Y., 8 M. She is survived by her husband, one son and four daughters, also one brother and one sister (Daniel Weaver, Wertsville, Pa., and Mrs. Mary Boruff of Bedford, Ind.), and three grandchildren (one grandchild preceded her). She was the first to be called from the home circle, but we trust our loss is her gain. Early in life she united with the Mennonite church and kept the faith to the end. The cause of her death was carcinoma of the liver, which caused much suffering and distress until death relieved her, which she earnestly wished for. In her distress she was heard to say, "Reach me thy mighty hand, And lead me to a better land." Funeral services on Aug. 1 at Slate Hill, Pa., by Pre. Samuel Hess and Bish. Benj. Zimmerman. Text, 2 Tim. 4:6-8 (her own selection). Interment in adjoining cemetery. Peace to her ashes.

Martin .-Barbara Martin (nee Cobaugh) was born near Elizabethtown. Lancaster Co., Pa., July 26, 1846; died at her home near Dalton, Wayne Co., Ohio, Aug. 8, 1906; aged 60 Y., 12 D. She came with her parents to Ohio in 1850. Was married to Pre. David Martin, Feb. 18, 1890. At an early age she united with the Mennonite church and remained a faithful member until death. The funeral services were held at the Pleasant View M. H. on the 10th. Services by I. J. Buchwalter, C. B. Brenneman, A. H. Brenneman and Aaron Eberly. May the Lord comfort our aged brother in the loss which he has sustained.

Kauffman .-On the 7th of August, 1906, in Iona Co., Mich., Joseph Kauffman, aged 69 Y., 6 M., 3 D. He was born in Somerset Co., Pa., Feb. 4, 1837. He leaves a sorrowing wife, one son and four daughters to mourn their loss. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite church. Funeral was held on the 9th at the Bowne M. H., conducted by Isaac Weaver and Jacob P. Miller, from 2 Tim. 4:6-8. Peace to his ashes.

Mellinger .-Lois, infant daughter of Isaac and Susanna Mellinger, was born June 2, 1906; died July 31; aged 1 M., 29 B. Funeral services held at Midway M. H., Aug. 2, by E. M. Detwiler, assisted by David Lehman. Text, Matt. 18:2.

Slutter .-Elizabeth Slutter, widow of Jonas Slutter, was born May 26. 1834; died Aug. 5, 1906; aged 72 Y., 2 M., 11 D. Her husband and four brothers preceded her to the great beyond. Two sisters survive her. She was baptized and received into the Mennonite church a few weeks before she died. Services at the Midway M. H., Aug. 7, 1906, by E. M. Detwiler and John Burkholder. Text, Job 38:17.

Rothgeb .-Floyd Edward, son of Noah Rothgeb, was born May 26, 1903; died Aug. 7, 1906; aged 3 Y., 2 M., 11 D. Services at the Midway M. H. by E. M. Detwiler and David Lehman. Text, Gen. 42 13, last clause, "And one is not."

Auker .-On the 27th of July, 1906, in Walker Twp., Juniata Co., Pa., Bro. Daniel Auker departed this life at the age of 65 Y., 11 M., 17 D. Bro. Auker was a consistent member of the Mennonite church for many years and when health permitted was always present at church services and was an attentive listener. He was much concerned about the welfare of his church. He leaves to mourn his death a sorrowing companion, six daughters and one son, but we are glad to say that they need not mourn as those who have no hope. May our heavenly Father help them all to live so that they may all meet in one unbroken family in that better world where is no parting. Interment at the Lost Creek cemetery, where many assembled to show their love to the departed. Funeral services by Samuel Gayman and Wm. G. Sieber from the text, Rev. 14:13. May God comfort the bereaved family.

Holsinger .-On the 26th of July, 1906, near Timberville, Rockingham Co., Va., Stella Clare, little daughter of John G. and Ella Holsinger; aged 1 Y., 9 M., 22 D. She leaves father, mother and one little sister to mourn her early death. A little flower has faded and gone, yet the memory of its purity and loveliness will over remain to prompt us to purer, nobler living.

Alliman .-Joseph W., son of Joseph and Katie Alliman, was born May 2, 1885; died Aug. 7,1906; aged 21 Y., 3 M., 5 D. He suffered for a week with inflammation of the bowels, terminating in peritonitis. He leaves his parents, two brothers and two sisters and many friends to mourn his departure, but not as those who have no hope. In his young years he confessed faith in Christ as his Savior and was received into church fellowship in the Sugar Creek congregation near Wayland, Iowa, in which he remained a faithful member till the Lord called him hence. In him the family loses a loving son and brother, the community a good friend, and the church a faithful and earnest worker. Funeral services at the Sugar Creek M. H. by S. Musselman; in English, from Rom. 14:7, 8, and S. Gerig, in German, from Luke 12:37, first clause.

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 Week 5: August 30, 1906, page 330
Vol. XLIII, No. 35

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Herald of Truth, August 30, 1906, page 330

.-On the 20th of August, 1906, near Lititz, Lancaster Co., Pa., of typhoid fever, Benjamin S., son of Daniel T. and Lizzie (Long) Miller; aged 21 Y., 4 M. His parents and six brothers and sisters, survive. Buried on the 23d near the Longenecker M. H., where funeral services were held.

Snyder.-On the 17th of August, 1906, in Walnut Creek, Holmes Co., Ohio, Christian Snyder, aged 80 Y., 2 M., 17 D. Funeral services on the 20th at the Walnut Creek A. M. meeting-house. He is survived by his wife and many friends.

Rutter.-On the 20th of August, 1906, in Cochranville, Chester Co., Pa., of a complication of diseases, Amanda Rutter, widow of John R. Rutter; aged 67 years and some months. She was a member of the Mennonite church. She leaves two sons and six daughters, a number of grandchildren and many other relatives and friends. Buried on the 23d near the Longenecker M. H., where funeral services were held.

Alliman.-On the 7th of August, 1906, in Henry Co., Iowa, Bro. Joseph Alliman, aged 21 years. He was a faithful member of the A. M. Cong. When he felt that his end was near he was joyful in the prospect of meeting his Savior, and rose up in bed and prayed for the members of the family and for the church, that they might be faithful unto the end. Buried on the 9th of August. A large circle of friends mourn his early death.

Klopfenstein.-On Aug. 19, 1906, near Middle-branch, Stark Co., Ohio, Katy Klopfenstein, aged 73 Y., 8 M., 27 D. She suffered for three years and 22 days with paralysis. She was a faithful member of the A. M. church from her youth. Buried in the Amish cemetery at the Beach M. H. Services were conducted by Bro. Benj. Gerig in German from Heb. 4:9, and by J. A. Liechty in English from Isa. 55:6, 7.

Klingenberg.-On the 28th of July, 1906, at Flat, Oklahoma, Walter, son of 0. A. Klingenberg; aged 11 Y., 10 M. Walter went out with a number of companions to a pond to swim. Believing that his brother Wesley was drowning he hastened to rescue him and in doing so lost his own life. He was taken out as soon as possible by his father and every effort was made to resuscitate him, but in vain. It was his lovable disposition and his sympathetic nature and his desire to do his part in everything that caused him to forget his own danger while trying to help another out of danger. He will be greatly missed in the family and among his companions, but we mourn not without hope. The remains were laid to rest on the 29th in the Willow Creek cemetery. Walter leaves his parent one brother and a grandfather to mourn his untimely death. F. M.

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