Herald of Truth Obituaries - September, 1906

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Herald of TruthVol. XLIII, No. 36, September 6, 1906, page 340 ----- View Image

.- Sadie Alice Metzler was born in Mahoning Co., Ohio, April 21, 1879; died at Bro. Samuel Hunchsberger's home near Dalton, Wayne Co., Ohio, Aug. 23, 1906; aged 27 Y., 4 M., 2 D. In early years she was admitted into the home of Bro. Adam Martin and remained there until she was of age. When but fourteen years old she gave her heart to Jesus and united with the Mennonite church and was faithful until the end. As a sister she gave bright evidence of Christian fortitude and we believe that she is being richly rewarded for her labors. Her father, mother, one sister, aged grandmother and many other relatives and friends survive her. Funeral services were conducted on the 26th at the Martin M. H., in the presence of an overflowing assembly, by I. J. Buchwalter, Aaron Eberly and D. Hostetler.

Amstutz.-Celia Blanche Amstutz, daughter of Bro. and Sister Peter Amstutz near Dalton, Wayne Co., Ohio, was born April 8, 1900; died Aug 25, 1906; aged 6 Y., 4 M., 17 D. Funeral services were held in the Sonnenberg M. H. by C. Amstutz and J. Moser in German and I. J. Buchwalter in English.

Anglemyer.- Susannah Gertrude, daughter of Bro. and Sister 0. S. Anglemyer, was born Sept. 9, 1904, and died Aug. 26, 1906; aged 1 Y., 11 M., 17 D. Little Susannah, with her parents, left her home in Elkhart Co, Ind., for visit to friends in the West. She soon took sick with tubercular meningitis and after only four days of illness death relieved her of her suffering. The parents have had four children, all of whom died in infancy. They feel very sorely their loss, but seem to be resigned to the Master's will. May God give them the needed grace for their trial. Funeral services on the 29th at the Brick M. H., seven miles southwest of New Paris, Ind., by Noah Metzler and J. S. Hartzler, from Matt. 18:3 and 19:14.

Palm.-On the 26th of August, 1906, at the home of his mother in Bowmansville, Pa., of a complication of diseases, Isaac Palm, aged 63 years. He was never married. He was a member of the Mennonite church. His father, Daniel Palm, died about a year ago. He leaves his aged mother and two brothers to mourn their loss.

Weaver.-On the 27th of August, 1906, in Lancaster, Pa., of a complication of diseases, Bro. John B. Weaver, aged 31 years. He is survived by his wife and one son, also his parents and three sisters. He was a member of the Mennonite church, and his early death is deplored by a large circle of friends. May God comfort the bereaved young widow, the parents in the loss of their only son. Funeral and interment at Millersville on the 29th.

Stoltzfus.-On the 26th of August, 1906, at his home in Weavertown, Leacock Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., suddenly of neuralgia of the heart, Jacob Stoltzfus, aged 70 years. Deceased, who was twice married, is survived by his second wife, and two sons and a daughter by the first wife who was killed at Smokers' Crossing near Honks twelve years ago. Funeral and interment at Ronks on the 29th. Peace to his ashes.

Lapp.-On the 26th of August, 1906, in Leacock Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., of typhoid fever, of which she suffered about four weeks, Rebecca, wife of C. B. Lapp; aged 47 years. She is survived by her husband, two sons and three daughters, also her aged mother, one brother and two sisters, who mourn, but not as those who have no hope, for she was a devoted Christian and a faithful member of the Amish Mennonite church.

Tressler.-On the 10th of August, in Somerset Co., Pa., of a dropsical affection of the heart, Lizzie Tressler (nee Bender), wife of Urias Tressler; aged 50 Y., 4 M., 21 D. Buried on the 12th. Funeral services by Noah Yoder, Bish. Jacob Schwartzendruber of Iowa and Jacob S. Miller. Peace to her ashes.


Herald of Truth, Vol. XLIII, No. 37, September 13, 1906 , page 350 ----- View Image

.-On Aug. 17, 1906, in Nard Co., N. D., Mattie S. Yoder, aged 52 Y., 8 M., 3 D. She was born in Mifflin Co., Pa., Dec. 14, 1853, and was the oldest of the five children of David and Salome Yoder. One sister preceded her to the spirit world in infancy. She was never married and always lived with her parents. Her parents, in a large measure, depended on Mattie for the care and attention needed in old age, and this makes it so much harder to give her up. She had not enjoyed good health for many years, and her affliction finally turned into lung trouble. She went to Dakota with her parents two years ago. She was a faithful member of the A. M. church since her early years. Funeral services were conducted by Pre. I. S. Mast and Thomas Johnson from Rev. 14:13.

Gerig.-Sept. 2, 1906, near Pettisville, Fulton Co., Ohio, Bertha, little daughter of Christian and Eliza Gerig; aged 11 M., 7 D. She was born Sept. 22, 1905, and leaves a deeply bereaved father, mother and two little sisters to mourn the loss of a dear one. May the Lord bless the dear parents that they may prepare themselves to meet their loved one in heaven. Our sweet darling is gone, but not forgotten.

Seigel.-Sept. 3, 1906, Susan J. Seigel (nee Yoder) died at her home near Elmira, Fulton Co., Ohio; aged 35 Y., 3 M., 6 D. She was born May 28, 1871, and was married to John Seigel, Dec. 24, 1903, lived in matrimony 2 Y., 8 M., 9 D. She leaves to mourn, a husband, one son and an infant daughter four weeks old, two brothers, six sisters and a host of friends to mourn her sad and early departure. Funeral services were held in the Amish Mennonite M. H., conducted by Pre. Daniel Rupp in German, assisted by Pre. Hartman in English. Text, Isa. 38:1. The remains were buried in the Eckley cemetery.

Douglass.-Caroline Douglass was born in Summit Co., N. J., April 14, 1827; died near White Cloud, Mich., Aug. 31, 1906; aged 79 Y., 4 M., 17 D. She, with her parents, went to Michigan when it was yet a territory. She married Everett Douglass, May 5, 1847, in Livingston Co., Mich. She was the mother of five children, only two of whom survive. She had a stroke of paralysis five years ago and has been an invalid ever since. She with her husband resided in Muskegon Valley over fifty years and were highly respected. She leaves a sorrowing husband and two sons to mourn her death. Funeral from Union church, conducted by Jacob P. Miller, from 1 John 3:2. The funeral was largely attended from far and near.


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.-In Johnson Co., Iowa, on Aug. 25, 1906, Elias Kauffman, aged 61 Y., 10 M., 14 D. He was born in Holmes Co., Ohio, in 1844. He went to Iowa in 1854 and in 1868 was married to Magdalena Lehman. They were the parents of twelve children, of whom one son, a daughter and the wife and mother preceded him to the home beyond. He was a quiet and unassuming, yet devoted Christian, respected and beloved by all who knew him. Funeral was held on the 27th. Services were conducted by Jos. Guengerich and Gideon Yoder. The remains were laid to rest at the Lower Deer Creek cemetery. Peace to his ashes.

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

Swartz.-On Sept. 1, 1906, in Lansdale, Montgomery Co., Pa., Susan Swartz, widow of the late Jacob Swartz, at an advanced age. She was the mother of Judge Aaron Swartz of Montgomery county. She was buried on Sept. 3 at the Towamencin Mennonite burying-ground. Peace to her ashes.

Denlinger.-On the 10th of September, 1906, at his residence near Bird-in-Hand, Lancaster Co., Pa., of a complication of diseases, Abraham K. Denlinger, aged 65 years. He was a faithful member of the Old Mennonite church and an exemplary Christian. He was much respected by all who knew him. Funeral was held at Mellinger's meeting-house on the 13th of September.

Hunsberger.-On the 7th of September, 1906, at the residence of Chas. Allebach in Montgomery Co., Pa., of cancer, Abraham V. Hunsberger, of Creamery, aged 52 Y., 4 M., 18 D. In November of last year, on account of the cancer, he had his hand amputated, but continued to have some pain in his arm. On Friday morning he attended to several errands and while on the way to the home of Chas. Allebach, he began to bleed, and after reaching there bled very seriously. A physician was called and the flow of blood stopped for a time. In the evening, however, he began to bleed again and died very quietly. He was a son of the late Pre. Chr. Hunsberger. He leaves a wife and five children. He was buried at the Skippack M. H. on the 12th.

Roth.-Joseph Roth was born Dec. 9, 1821, died at his home in Williams Co., Ohio, Sept. 8, 1906; aged 84 Y., 9 M. He was the father of six children. His wife and four children preceded him to the spirit world beyond. One son, one daughter and eleven grandchildren are left to mourn the loss of a beloved father. He was a devoted member of the A. M. church for many years. Funeral services were held by Christian Freyenberger in German, assisted by Henry Rychener in English. Text, Rom. 5:1, 2.

Amstutz.-Celia Blanche, daughter of Peter J. and Barbara Amstutz, was born April 8, 1900, in Wayne Co., Ohio; died Aug. 25, 1906, of appendicitis, for which she was operated on Aug. 24; aged 6 Y., 4 M., 17 D. Celia bore her pains with patience and wiped her mother's tears the last night she lived and told her not to weep. The sorrowing parents, three sisters and one brother and a large circle of relatives survive her. Funeral services were conducted at the old Sonnenberg
M. H. by Bro. C. N. Amstutz in German (text, Rom. 15:4) and by Bro. Ira J. Buchwalter in English (text, Luke 8:54). We miss our darling, but our heavenly Father needed another flower which had budded on earth to bloom in heaven.

Gerber.-On the 2d of Sept., 1906, near Dalton, Ohio, Ellen, daughter of Joshua and Sarah Gerber; aged 3 M., 18 D. Buried on the 4th at the old Sonnenberg Mennonite M. H., where funeral services were held by Bro. C. N. Amstutz.

Schwartz.-On the 4th of Sept., 1906, near Dalton, Ohio, of consumption, Abraham Schwartz, aged 66 Y., 4 M., 28 D. He is survived by his wife, three brothers and eight sisters. Buried on the 6th of September. Services were conducted by Bro. Jacob S. Moser and C. N. Amstutz.

Yoder.-Gideon Yoder was born in Lewistown, Muffin Co., Pa., Jan. 11, 1825, and died Aug. 28, 1906; aged 81 Y., 7 M, 17 D. In his youth he moved with his parents to Lancaster, Fairfield Co., Ohio. At the age of 23 years he was married to Elizabeth, daughter of John and Lydia Hartzler, and soon after, accompanied by Joseph Wenger and wife, he moved to Elkhart Co., Ind. In 1853 he came to the "Hawpatch" in Lagrange Co., Ind., where he has resided since. He united with the A. M. church in Mifflin Co., Pa., in his youth and was a staunch and faithful Christian. About ten years ago he united with the Shore Cong., where he held his membership until the close of his life. Of his six children one died in infancy; the rest survive, his companion having died Feb. 6, 1894, since which time he has made his home with his second son, Noah. His remains were laid to rest on the 30th. Funeral services at Maple Grove by Yost Miller. Peace to his ashes.

Herald of Truth, Vol. XLIII, No. 39, September 27, 1906 , page 369 ----- View Image

A Sad Death.
Barbara Stahly, nineteen years old and a daughter of Christian Stahly, living east of Nappanee, Ind., was frightfully burned by a gasoline explosion on the 14th of September, at about 9:30, and died the same evening at about 5 o'clock. She was at the home of her brother, David Stahly, half a mile east of town, and alone in the house at the time of the accident. Having some cleaning to do she filled a pail about half full of gasoline and poured boiling water on it; this created gas in the room which was ignited by the stove and it exploded. Her clothing caught fire and she ran out in the yard, where her screams for help attracted the attention of her sister-in-law, who at the time was at a close-by neighbor's house. Other members of the family also came to her assistance, but by the time they arrived she was so badly burned that she died as stated above. She was buried on Sunday, the 16th inst. Her funeral was largely attended. She leaves parents, four sisters and two brothers. This was a sad death indeed and every one handling gasoline should be warned to guard against taking it near the fire or pouring hot water on it. It is dangerous.

Kauffman.-John S. Kauffman was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Aug. 4, 1827. He departed this life after an illness of a few days, Aug. 8, 1906, at his home near Arcadia, Ind., aged 79 Y., 4 D. He came to Arcadia with his parents in 1838 and was married to Elizabeth Correll, Jan. 31, 1858. His companion was called home July 28, 1899. To this union were born five children, two of whom, with nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, survive him. The surviving children are a son, Joseph C. Kauffman, who lives on the old homestead near Arcadia, and a daughter, Mrs. Mary Yarling, who resides at Elwood, Ind. The
funeral was held at the homestead, Aug. 9, 1906, the services being conducted by Pre. Erlocher of the M. E. church, who was an old friend of the deceased. His remains were laid to rest in the cemetery at Arcadia. Bro. Kauffman was a faithful member of the Mennonite church and remained true to her teachings though he was denied the help of church fellowship and privileges most of his life, as there was no organized congregation at the place where he resided. His memory is held dear by his family, and his place is now vacant in the home and in the neighborhood where he resided. He has been taken to a home where there will be no sorrow, and where God shall wipe away all tears. Peace to his ashes.

Roggers.-Etta Roggers, wife of A. W. Roggers, of Cadillac, Mich., died very suddenly of heart trouble on the 18th of Sept., 1906., at the home of her mother-in-law near White Cloud, Mich., at the age of 41 Y., 6 M., 14 D. Funeral was held on the 20th at the house by Jacob P. Miller from 1 Sam. 20:3, "There is but a step between me and death." Etta retired in the evening of the 17th in usual health and on the morning of the 18th she was found dead in her room. The remains were taken to Cadillac, Mich., for interment, followed by her bereaved husband. May the Lord comfort all who are called to mourn by this dispensation of God's providence.

Yoder.-Gideon Yoder was born in Lewistown, Mifflin Co., Pa., Jan. 11, 1825; died Aug. 28, 1906; aged 81 Y., 7 M., 17 D. When he was but a youth his parents moved to Lancaster, Fairfield Co., Ohio. At the age of twenty-three years he married Elizabeth Hartzler, daughter of John and Lydia Hartzler, and soon after, accompanied by Joseph Wenger and his wife, removed to Elkhart Co., Ind., where they bought adjoining farms. In the year 1851 they each sold out and moved to the Hawpatch, Lagrange county, where they resided ever since. To them were born six children, one having died in Infancy and five survive him. He was baptized by Pre. David Zook in Mifflin Co., Pa., at the age of eighteen and joined the Amish church, of which he remained a faithful member until about ten years ago, when he united with the Mennonites at Shore, Ind., of which church he remained a member until he joined the church triumphant last Tuesday morning. His wife died Feb. 6, 1894, since which time he made his home with his second son, Noah. Slowly, but surely, the old landmarks are fading from sight. Funeral services were conducted at the Maple Grove M. H. by J. Kurtz and Y. C. Miller from 2 Tim. 4:6-8, the text which Bro. Yoder himself had selected. A large audience was present.

Wenger.-On the 17th of Sept., 1906, in the hospital at Grand Rapids, where he had gone for treatment, Pre. Christian G. Wenger, aged 59 Y., 9 M., - D. He was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Dec. 22, 1846. Was joined in marriage to Lovina Nogle on the 26th of Feb., 1872, in Kent Co., Mich. To this union were born eleven children, all of whom, with their mother, survive him. Both himself and wife some time after their marriage united with the Mennonite church and in the spring of 1886 he was chosen to the ministry, in which capacity he served a number of years. He was also for twenty years superintendent of the Sunday school. He had for a number of years been suffering from abscesses in the stomach, which also was the primary cause of his death. He was buried on the 19th. May the Lord comfort the bereaved companion and children and may they all live faithfully in the Master's service and meet an unbroken circle in the realms of eternal joy.

Good.- On the 17th of Sept., 1906, in East Petersburg, Lancaster Co., Pa., from the infirmities of old age, Magdalena Good, aged about 76 years. She was a daughter of the late Joseph Good of Bowmansville. She made her home during the last twenty years with her sister, Maria Good. She was a member of the Mennonite church and is survived besides her sister by a brother, Joseph Good. She was buried on the 20th at the Petersburg Mennonite M. H.

Musselman.- Annie Musselman died at her home near Shiremanstown, Cumberland Co., Pa., Aug. 8, 1906; aged 73 years. She was the mother of ten children, of whom eight survive; also 20 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and a kind and loving husband to mourn the loss of a dear wife and mother. She and her husband, Levi Musselman, lived fifty-six years in matrimony. She has just preceded him but a short while to the glory world, where they shall meet in that heavenly home prepared for the chosen people of God. She has been an invalid for several years, but bore her afflictions with patience and Christian fortitude. She was ready and willing to go when the summons came. Oh, how sweet to fall asleep in the arms of Jesus!

Lantz.-Sister Hannah Lantz, of the Howard-Miama counties (Ind.) congregation, departed this life on the 4th of Sept., 1906, at the Mennonite Old People's Home near Rittman, Ohio, where she had been staying since May 25, 1904. She had been a widow for over twenty-eight years, and when her husband died she was left with eleven fatherless children to provide for. Funeral was held on the 7th inst. at the Old People's Home. Services were conducted by C. D. Amstutz, Benj. Gerig and C. Z. Yoder. Interment at the Oak Grove A. M. burying-grounds near Smithville, Ohio. She arrived at the mature age of 81 Y., 11 M., 1 D.

Davidhizer.-On the 17th of Sept., 1906, at her home near Wakarusa, Elkhart Co., Ind., of a lingering disease, Lydia A. Weaver, wife of Jacob Davidhizer; aged 45 Y., 11 M., 9 D. She was born in Clinton Twp., Elkhart Co., Ind., Oct. 8, 1860, and married Jacob Davidhizer Dec. 16, 1877. To this union were born eight children, seven sons and one daughter. Two sons preceded the mother to the world beyond. She leaves a sorrowing husband, five sons, one daughter, one grandson, one granddaughter, a loving mother, seven sisters and four brothers to mourn her early death, but they mourn not as those who have no hope. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite church for many years and rejoiced in her Savior. She was resigned to her heavenly Father's will, but for her children's sake she would have been glad to stay and bear a while longer the cares and burdens of life. The day before she died, however, she said she wished Jesus would come and take her away unbeknown to any one. She was buried on the l9th at the Olive M. H., where a large concourse of relatives and friends had gathered to pay the last tribute of love to her memory. God comfort all these dear hearts who have been made to bleed by the death of one so dear to all. Funeral services were conducted by Jacob Bixler and John F. Funk, from Rev. 7:13-17. Peace to her ashes,

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