Herald of Truth Obituaries - November, 1906

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 Week 1: November 1, 1906, page 420
Vol. XLIII, No. 44

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Herald of Truth, November 1, 1906, page 420

Harshbarger.-On the 7th of Oct., 1906, at his home near Stonewall, Va., Pre. Joseph Harshbarger passed to his eternal reward; aged 50 Y., 11 M., 25 D. He labored in the ministry for the Mennonite church nineteen years, always willing to do what he could in the Master's service. A few days before his death he expressed himself ready to go home if it were the Lord's will. Early in the spring he, with several of his children, went to North Dakota and took up homesteads. His health soon began to fail, and he returned early in the summer with a bad case of dropsy, for which no permanent relief could be found. There are left to mourn a wife and _______ children (nearly all grown, four being in North Dakota), and an aged father, three brothers and other relatives. Funeral services were held at Mt. Pleasant church on the 9th by Bish. A. P. Heatwole, assisted by other brethren.

Augspurger.-Lydia R. Augspurger (maiden name, Short) was born in Fulton Co., Ohio, Dec. 17, 1880. She united in holy matrimony with Willis Augspurger on the 6th of Aug., 1901; died Oct. 18, 1906, aged 25 Y., 10 M., 1 D. She leaves a deeply bereaved husband, one daughter and a son, three sisters, one brother and a host of relatives and friends to mourn the loss of a kind mother and neighbor. Funeral services were held in the A. M. M. H., Oct. 20, conducted by Pre. Henry Crabill of Trenton, Ohio. May God bless the dear father with his dear little children.

Stuckey.-On the 22d of Oct., 1906, in German Twp., Fulton Co., Ohio, Rosa Irena, daughter of Samuel and Mary Anna Stuckey; was born May 17, 1904; aged 2 Y., 5 M., 5 D. She leaves father, mother, one brother and one sister to mourn the loss of their sweet little darling, who is now resting in the arms of Jesus. Funeral took place in the A. M. M. H., Oct. 24, when Christian Stuckey spoke in German and Henry Rychener in English. Texts, Mark 10:15 and Job 1:21. May the dear parents meet their beloved one in heaven.

Nofzinger.-Peter Nofzinger, jr.,(sic) was born in German Twp., Fulton Co., Ohio, March 13, 1846; was united in marriage with Elizabeth Sauder, March 1, 1868; died Oct. 16, 1906; aged 60 Y., 7 M., 3 D. To this union were born ten children. A widow, six sons, one daughter and thirteen grandchildren are left to mourn the loss of their father. After four years of suffering he passed into the everlasting sleep from which none ever wake to weep. The funeral services were held at the Defenseless Mennonite M. H. Services were conducted by Pre. Daniel Rupp in German from Psa. 90:12, and Pre. Henry Rychener in English from 1 Cor. 15:21, 22.

Nofzinger.-Sister Lydia Nofzinger was born in German Twp., Fulton Co., Ohio, April 26, 1867. Her disease was dropsy. She died Oct. 19, 1906; aged 39 Y, 5 M., 23 D. She leaves father, mother, five sisters and two brothers to mourn the loss of one whom they loved so dearly. She was a member of the Amish Mennonite church for a number of years, and now has gone to that sweet rest above. Funeral services were held in the A. M. M. H., conducted by Christian Freyenberger in German from Isa. 35:10, and Eli Frey in English. Text, 1 Pet. 1:24, 25.

Kreider.-On the 19th of Oct., 1906, in West Lampeter Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., of Bright's disease, after an illness of about two years, Jacob L. Kreider, in his 74th year. He was a member of the Mennonite church and followed farming until about ten years ago, when he retired. He was unmarried and is survived by two sisters, Lizzie Kreider and Mrs. Geo. D. Lefever of W. Lampeter township. Buried on Sunday, Oct. 21, at Mellinger's meeting-house.

Habecker.-On the 16th of Oct., 1906, in Manor Twp., Lancaster Co., in her 87th year, Anna E. Habecker, of pneumonia, after a brief illness. The deceased was the last surviving member of the Jacob and Eve Habecker family of the above named township; and was never married. Anna, an older sister, died on the 3d of October, and it is believed that grief for her departed sister hastened her death. She was buried at the Masonville Mennonite M. H. on the 19th.

Kegerise.-On the 20th of Oct., 1906, in Salunga, Lancaster Co., Pa., from a complication of diseases, Sister Kegerise, aged about 60 years. She was a member of the Mennonite church and a resident of Salunga for thirty years. Her kind and helpful disposition made for her many friends. She is survived by her husband and one daughter. Funeral was held on the 24th at the Salunga Mennonite M. H.

Berkey.-Near Oak Grove, St. Joseph Co., Ind., Oct. 18, 1906, John Berkey, aged 69 Y., 7 M., 11 D. He was born in Coshockton Co., Ohio, March 18, 1837; was united in marriage with Sarah Bixler, Feb. 6, 1866. To this union were born three sons and two daughters; one of the latter preceded him to the spirit world. He leaves a sorrowing wife, three sons, one daughter and an aged sister, who has passed her 89th milestone in her journey of life, to mourn their loss, but we have reason to believe that their loss is his eternal gain. His disease was dropsy, from which he suffered great misery, but he endured all with Christian resignation and was faithful unto the end. His mortal remains were laid to their last resting place at the North Union cemetery, where a large concourse of friends and neighbors met to pay the last tribute of love to the departed brother and their sympathies to the bereaved friends. Services were conducted by Henry Weldy and the writer. Text, Psa. 116:15. --DAVID BURKHOLDER.

Kindy.-Rosannah Lucina, daughter of David(deceased) and Elizabeth Garber, was born in Lagrange Co., Ind., June 30, 1865; was united in marriage to William Kindy, June 21, 1885; died at her home near Mottville, Mich., with cancer of the stomach, Oct. 1, 1906; aged 41 Y., 3 M., 1 D. She suffered severely for about twelve weeks, but bore it all with Christian resignation, willing that the will of the Lord be done. Some time before her death she had her family called to her bed and as they all stood around her to hear what she had to say to them, she earnestly and faithfully admonished each of them to live for Christ, not following after the fashions and follies of the world, but be earnest in their devotions and live such a life as he had taught them and lived before them. She then bade them all good-by, kissing them, after which she said that any of the friends who wished could come and bid her good-by, which they did. After the arrival of her brother and sister she often spoke to them of her great enjoyments since she was sick, mentioning especially the time when she was anointed, which she thought had brought such great blessings, exclaiming, "I cannot tell you and no one can imagine how much I enjoy myself." Then she said, "Oh, that hope! Blessed-hope! The last few days of her life when she would awake from sleep her first words were of heavenly things. The day before she died she told her sister, she had seen father (he having died sixteen years ago) and the Lord, too: then she clapped her hands and laughed, after which she asked us to pray with her. She then led in prayer, although her tongue could utter only part of words, so we could barely understand. She also helped to sing, the last hymn being, "Shall we meet beyond the river?" She awoke again and told her mother to pray for and admonish her bereft children in the way they should go. We sadly miss her, but we can rest assured that she has gone to live with God, whom she so loved and desired to obey in all things. She was very much concerned about her family, but did not devote all her attention to them: she had the good of the church at heart and sorrowfully watched the pride and vanities creeping into the church and often talked of the unbecoming way in which some of the sisters wear the hair. She felt that the Lord had chosen her for an example of humility which she obeyed. She united with the Mennonite church when fifteen years of age and lived as a consistent and faithful member, always feeling her weakness to such an extent that she sometimes got out of bed at night and engaged in prayer, asking her sister also to pray for her. During her illness she kept her prayer head-covering (cap) by her and was very prompt in putting it on during prayer, singing of hymns or conversing of heavenly things. The church has lost a consistent member, the home a devoted wife and mother, her former family a loving daughter and sister. The funeral was held at the Mennonite M. H. near Mottville, Oct. 3, and was conducted by the brethren J. F. Funk and Harvey Friesner. Text, 2 Tim. 4:6-8. Buried in the cemetery near by, where prayer was offered and a hymn sung. Deceased leaves to mourn her death a husband, eight children, an aged mother, stepfather, three brothers and two sisters, besides
many relatives and friends. C.C.

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 Week 2: November 8, 1906, page 429
Vol. XLIII, No. 45

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Herald of Truth, November 8, 1906, page 429

Death of an Aged Minister. - Pre. Benjamin Hertzler of near Lancaster, Pa., departed this life suddenly on Sunday morning, Oct. 28, 1906. Bro. Hertzler was born at Millersville, Lancaster Co., Pa., and lived to the advanced age of seventy-seven years. He was ordained to the ministry in the Old Mennonite church twenty-five years ago. Two years ago his voice failure induced him to withdraw from the active duties of the ministry. He was a man beloved and respected by all who knew him. He had charge of the congregations at Millersville and Rohrerstown, and was well known throughout all the congregations of the county. His wife died nine years ago. Three daughters survive him. He had not been in good health for at least two years, but his condition was not considered dangerous. He had been in Lancaster City on the previous Saturday. Funeral was held on Wednesday, Oct. 31, at Millersville. Peace to his ashes.

Brenneman.-On the 28th of Oct., 1906, at her home near Dalton, Ohio, after a short illness, Lydia Myrtle Brenneman, oldest daughter of Christian and Ella Brenneman; aged 13 Y., 3 M., 22 D. She was a bright little girl and will be greatly missed in the home. Funeral services were held at the Martin M. H. on the 30th, by I. J. Buchwalter and Henry Hursh. May this death be the means of leading the parents and others in the narrow way.

Oesch. - Sister Ida Elizabeth Oesch, oldest daughter of Bro. David Oesch, was born Dec. 10, 1892; died Oct. 26, 1906: aged 13 Y., 10 M., 16 D. She united with the Sycamore Grove congregation about six months ago and was a bright Christian. Her mother preceded her to the spirit world nearly two years ago, leaving the household duties resting on her young shoulders, which she performed faithfully. She leaves to mourn her death a father, four brothers, two sisters, a grandmother and a host of friends, but we believe that their loss is her eternal gain. Her death was due to typhoid fever. She was confined to her bed eight days. Funeral at the Sycamore M. H. on the 28th of Oct. Services were conducted by the home ministers.

Mishler.-Susannah Stutzman, wife of Eli Mishler, was born in Elkhart Co., Ind., March 18, 1850. She was married to Eli Mishler in Johnson Co., Iowa, by Pre. Geo. Lilyenburg, Sept 22, 1867. They resided there until 1869, when they moved to Polk Co., Iowa. They went to Des Moines in 1881, where they have resided almost twenty-four years. Deceased united with the German Evangelical church near Iowa Center in 1872. She departed this life Sept. 5 at the Mercy Hospital, where she had an operation performed. She attained the age of 56 Y, 5 M., 17 D. The funeral was held from the home, conducted by Pre. Wells of Des Moines. In her death the family has lost a kind and loving mother and one who will be missed by many. She leaves, besides her husband, six children (Isaiah, James and Frank, all of Marquisville, and Mrs. Barbara Anderson, also of Marquisville, Mrs. Lydia Gronau of Panora and Mrs. Belle Jackson of South Des Moines, Iowa).

Mishler.-Eli Mishler was born in Holmes Co., Ohio, Oct. 3, 1837; was married to Susannah Stutzman in Johnson Co., Iowa. He resided there until 1869, when he went to Polk Co., Iowa, and in 1881 moved to Des Moines, where he died. To this union were born six children, three sons and three daughters, who survive him. The wife and mother ended this earthly journey Sept. 5, 1906. The husband and father soon followed to meet her and our Savior. He departed this life Oct. 2, 1906, at the age of 68 Y., 11 M., 29 D.--one day less than 69 years. The funeral was held from the family home, conducted by Pre. Wells of Des Moines, and his body was laid to rest in the Pine Hill cemetery. In his death the family have lost a kind and loving father, one who will be missed by many. He leaves, beside his children, two brothers and three sisters to mourn their loss.

Transcribed by: Ron Garber, Kansas

 Week 3: November 15, 1906, page 440
Vol. XLIII, No. 46

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Herald of Truth, November 15, 1906, page 440

Denlinger.-On the 2d of Nov., 1906, near Gap, Lancaster Co., Pa., of a complication of diseases, Margaret, widow of the late Daniel Denlinger; aged 83 Y., 9 M., 15 D. She was a member of the Mennonite church and had lived in Milltown the greater part of her life. She leaves five daughters and two sons to mourn her death.

Burkholder.-On the 3d of Nov., 1906, in Landis Valley, Lancaster Co., Pa., -- Burkholder, wife of Daniel Burkholder: aged 70 Y., 9 M., 27 D. She is survived by one son and two brothers. Funeral was held on the 5th at Landis Valley meeting-house.

Kraybill.-On the 5th of Nov., 1906, of the infirmities of old age, Peter Kraybill, aged 86 years. He resided near Donegal Springs, Lancaster Co., Pa. He was a member of the Old Mennonite church and leaves a wife and eight children to mourn his death. Funeral was held on Friday at Kraybill's meeting-house.

Blough.-Emanuel Blough of near Johnstown, Pa., died Nov. 5, 1906; aged 77 Y., 3 M., 13 D. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite church for 56 years. He is survived by his wife and eight children, thirty-four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, who need not mourn as those who have no hope. Funeral services were held on the 7th at the Stahl M. H. by S. D. Yoder, Alex Weaver and L. A. Blough. Text, Job 7:9.

Eaves.-Roy, son of Varnes and Viola Eaves, was born in Everett Twp., Newaygo Co., Mich., May 23, 1906, and died of pneumonia, Oct. 30, 1906; aged 5 M., 6 D. Roy's life in this world was brief. He had come to bring joy to his parents and little brothers, but the Lord soon took him away and he is now resting sweetly in the arms of Jesus. Funeral on Nov. 2, in the Union church, where services were conducted by J. P. Miller from Mark 10:14.

Miller.-On Oct. 30, 1906, Widow Fanny Yoder of Millersburg, Holmes Co.. Ohio, passed from this life to the beyond, aged 73 Y., 1 M., 8 D. She was laid to rest in the Mast cemetery. Funeral services were conducted by Pro. Solomon Schlabach. Deceased came to her death by a fracture of the hip-joint sustained from a fall. Of her immediate kinship she leaves one sister, Mrs. Benjamin Borntrager of Middlebury, Ind., to mourn her demise.

Bowman.-Sister Barbara Martin, wife of Levi M. Bowman, died of pneumonia, Oct. 31, 1906, at their home near Waterloo, Ont., after an illness of only a few days. She was in her fifty-eighth year. Her husband, a daughter and five sons survive her. Funeral services by Tobias Martin from Psa. 103: 15-18 and by Daniel Brubaker from Matt. 24:44.

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 Week 4: November 22, 1906, page 449

Vol. XLIII, No. 47

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Herald of Truth, November 22, 1906, page 449

Kreider.-On Monday, Nov., 12, 1906, in Lancaster, Pa., of pneumonia, Martha, widow of the late John Kreider, aged 58 years. She was a member of the Mennonite church and was highly respected by a large number of relatives and friends. Five children survive her. Buried on Tuesday at Mellinger's M. H.

Book.-On the 12th of Nov., 1906, at her home in Lampeter, Lancaster Co., Pa., Susan Book, widow of the late Daniel Book, in the 73d year of her age. Her death resulted from a complication of diseases following an illness of about two years. Her husband died about six years ago. She is survived by a sister and five step-children. She has been a member of the Mennonite church these many years. Funeral services were held in the Strasburg Mennonite meeting-house. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.

Eash.-On Nov. 6, 1906, infant son of John K. and Lydia Eash; aged 1 M., 16 D. Funeral services by S. C. Miller, on Nov. 7, from 2 Kings 4:26, assisted by Simon Hershberger. The bereaved family have the sympathy of the whole community.

Ebersole.-Ephraim Ebersole, son of David and Anna Ebersole, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., April 29, 1862, and departed this life, after an illness of a few days, Nov. 6, 1906, at his home in Sterling, Ill.; age, 44 Y., 6 M. He leaves a wife, two children, parents, five sisters and one brother. Funeral was held Nov. 9, 1906. He was buried in the Sterling cemetery.

Landis.-On the 15th of Nov., 1906, near Dublin,. Bucks Co., Pa., of a complication of diseases, of which he had suffered more or less for several years, John F, Landis, of an advanced age. He is the third one that has been called away from this family circle within six months. The only sister, Annie, wife of A. K. Funk of Elkhart, Ind., died April 22, 1906, and soon after a brother, Samuel G. Landis, also Bucks Co., Pa. A sorrowing wife, four children and one brother survive to mourn his death. Funeral at the Doylestown Mennonite M. H. on the 19th.

Funk.-On the 13th of Nov., 1906, at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. (Dr.) G. W. Hauenstein in Elkhart, Ind., of heart failure, of which he suffered about five weeks, William Funk, aged 82 Y., 1 M., 25 D. He was born near Bethlehem, Northampton Co., Pa., Sept. 18, 1824, and was a great-great-grandson of Bish. Henry Funk, who came from Europe in 1719. He went with his parents to Wayne Co., Ohio, in 1836, when he was a lad about twelve years of age. Here he grew up, and married Catharine Myers a daughter of Henry B. and Mary Myers. In 1854 they moved to Elkhart Co., Ind. To this union were born nine children, of whom one, Mary, died in 1886. The mother died in 1882. William Funk was held in high esteem by all who knew him and enjoyed a very large acquaintance of both relatives and friends. He was a member of the M. E. church in Elkhart and manifested a rare spirit of faithfulness and devotion in his religious life. He suffered much during his last sickness and had a longing desire to depart and be with Christ. The funeral services were conducted at the Olive meeting-house on Saturday, Nov. 16, by Pre. Beeks of the M. E. congregation in Elkhart. The funeral was largely attended. Peace to his ashes.

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 Week 5: November 29, 1906, page 460

Vol. XLIII, No. 48

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Herald of Truth, November 29, 1906, page 460

Loux.-Sister Marietta Loux, daughter of Bro. Enos B. and Sister Anna Loux (deceased), died of tuberculosis on Oct. 12, 1906, after an illness of about six months. She was born April 25, 1889, and died at the age of 17 Y., 5 M., 17 D. She united with the church at Blooming Glen during the summer and, we believe, has now gone to the mansions on high. Survived by her father one step-sister and one step-brother (who has since died). Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Oct. 17. Interment in the Blooming Glen Mennonite burial grounds. Services at the house by Pre. David Gehman in German and Pre. Aaron Freed in English. Services at the M. H. by Bish. H. B. Rosenberger in German and Pre. Enos Wismer in English. Text, Rev. 14:13.

Loux.-Paul, son of Bro. Enos B. Loux and Sister Catherine Loux (deceased), was born Oct. 30, 1903, and died Nov. 3, 1906, of Bright's disease, after an illness of several weeks; aged 3 Y., 4 D. His father and one sister mourn his departure. The stroke was unusually heavy, as the other funeral (Marietta's) occurred only three weeks before. It was remarked at the funeral services that this was the sixth funeral in Bro. Loux's family. Funeral services were held on Nov. 8, 1906. Services at the house by Pre. A. 0. Histand and Pre. Enos Wismer; at the Blooming Glen M. H. by Bish. H. B. Rosenberger and Pre. Aaron Freed. Text. Mark 10:14.

"Dearest children, you have left us,
Here your loss we deeply feel,
But 'twas God that has bereft us,
He can all our sorrows heal."

Baumgartner.-On the 11th of Nov., 1906, near Dalton, Ohio, Jacob Baumgartner, after a lingering illness, passed from this life to the great beyond. He was born in Wayne Co., Ohio, Jan. 31, 1827, bringing his age to 79 Y., 9 M., 11 D. He was married to Elizabeth Gerber May 18, 1854, and they celebrated their golden wedding anniversary May 18, 1904. He leaves a sorrowing wife, one brother and a large circle of relatives and friends, to mourn his departure. He was a faithful member of the Old Sonnenberg Mennonite church, and was loved by all who knew him. The funeral was held on the 13th of November. Services by Bish. Jacob Nussbaum in German and Bro. I. J. Buchwalter in English.

Lehman.-John Lehman of near Davidsville, Pa., died Nov. 9, 1906; aged 88 Y., 9 M., 5 D. Funeral services on the 10th at the Stahl M. H. by S. D. Yoder, L. A. Blough and Samuel Gindlesperger. Buried in the family graveyard. Bro. Lehman was a faithful member of the Amish church for many years. He was the father of eight children (five living and three dead), forty-three grandchildren (thirty-five living, eight dead), forty-eight great-grandchildren (forty-five living, three dead), and three great-great-grandchildren. His friends need not mourn as those who have no hope.

Dodge.-On the 15th of November in Elkhart, Ind., from the effects of an operation for appendicitis in the Clarke Hospital, Honorine, only child of H. C. and Nanny Dodge; aged about eleven years. Honorine was an exceptionally bright and attractive child. Her father died about twenty months ago and since his death, especially, her mother had taken to the little daughter, when not in school, as her constant companion, and in understanding and thoughtfulness she was far beyond her years. She said to her mother she thought that the one who died first should be buried in their lot in the cemetery next to her father. She seemed to have no fear of death and said that she was not afraid to die. She was much beloved for her cheerful disposition and her kind and obliging nature. She never willfully disobeyed her father or mother, and her mother conversed with her good-hearted little daughter as with an older person. She was beloved by her teacher, by her schoolmates and a large circle of older people, all of whom remembered the friendliness of little Honorine Dodge and gathered in her home on the day of the funeral (Nov. 18), to manifest their last token of love and respect toward their little friend, and many tears were shed as her remains were borne away from the home and laid to rest beside her father in Grace Lawn cemetery. May the mother, grandparents and all who mourn her untimely death, remember that whatsoever God does is well done. He only recalled his own, and that though she will return to us no more we, with David of old, may say, I will arise and go to her. And there will be a glad reunion in the home of glory where death will never come to separate us from those we love.

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