Gospel Herald Obituaries - November, 1908

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Gospel Herald - Vol. I, No. 32 - November 7, 1908 - page 511

Yoder. - Harriet (Riehl) Yoder was born in Somerset Co., Pa., March 3, 1830. In 1848 she united with the Amish Mennonite Church and remained faithful to her death. In 1851 she was married to Reuben Yoder, and they moved to Lagrange Co., Ind., where they began housekeeping in the large forest where they cleared a farm and lived together on the old home for 57 years. To this union nine children were born. One of these preceded mother to the spirit world in his infancy. She died Oct. 20, 1908; aged 78 y. 7 m. 17 d. Funeral services were held at the Forks Church where she had regularly attended ever since the organization of said church. A very large concourse of friends and neighbors had gathered together. Services by S. E. Weaver and D. D. Miller from II Cor. 5:1-8.

Huber. - Mabel, daughter of John and Mary Huber, was born near Wakarusa, Ind., Dec. 9, 1907; died oct. 17, 1908; aged 10 m. 3 d. Services at the Baugo Church and interment at yellow Creek. Services conducted by H. M. Swalm and Christ. Metzler. Text, II Kin. 4:26.

Moyer. - Sarah Moyer, wife of Jacob B Moyer of Mainland, Pa., departed this life very suddenly on Oct. 18; the cause of her death being paralysis of the heart. Her age was 67 y. 8 m. 13 d. She is survived by her sorrowing husband and two daughters. Funeral services were held on Sunday, Oct. 25, at the Towamencin M. H. and interment in the cemetery nearby. A large concourse of people was present. Services were conducted by Jacob Stauffer, Michael Moyer and Christian Allebach.
We miss you when the morning dawns,
We miss you when the night returns;
We miss you here, we miss you there,
Dear mother, we miss you everywhere.

Transcribed by Betty Hartzler, Kansas


Gospel Herald - Vol. I, No. 33 - November 14, 1908 - page 527, 528

Stucky. - Christian Stucky was born oct. 23, 1883, near Gridley, Ill., and died oct. 28, 1908; aged 26 y. 5 d. He united with the church in his youth, and was a faithful member to the end. In the year 1900 he moved to Morton, Ill., with his mother and sister, at which place he lived until his death. He leaves, beside a sorrowing mother, two sisters and one brother and many friends to mourn his departure. Funeral services were conducted by the brethren J. C. Birky, text, Jas. 4:13,14, and Samuel Gerber, text, Isa. 3:10,11.

Oesch. - Christian Oesch was born in Germany, Dec. 19, 1818; died Oct. 12, 1908; aged 89 y. 9 m. 24 d. He was married twice, first to Magdalena Zehr; to this union were born 3 children; then to Mary Ebersole; to this union were born 10 children. He leaves to mourn his departure, three daughters, 1 brother, 36 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by Andrew Schrock; text, I Cor. 15: 21,22, and Samuel Gerber, text, Phil. 1? 21. (unreadable)

Markley. - Susan Markley died Oct. 4, 1908, after a short illness, at the age of 83 y. 9 m. 4 d. Her maiden name was Hoover. She was born Dec. 31, 1824, in the state of Pennsylvania. She with her parents moved to Wayne Co., O., when she was but a child. She was married to Jonas Markley Dec. 31, 1846. Nine children were born to this union. Two died in their infancy. One daughter died Feb. 5, 1901. The rest with 15 grandchildren remain to mourn the loss of a patient loving mother. She was a member of the Mennonite church for many years. Funeral services were held at the Guilford Mennonite Church, Oct. 6, 1908, conducted by the brethren Isaac Good and Jonas Kreider, from Psa. 35:14.

(Editor's note: see also Nov 21, 1908)

High. - Matilda Moyer, beloved wife of Jacob K High, passed from this life to her eternal rest at her home near Vineland, Ont., Oct. 10, 1908. She was born in Clinton Township, Lincoln Co., Ont., Feb. 10, 1841, on the old Henry Moyer homestead near the Moyer M. H. where she resided until the time of her marriage. The last few months of her life she was greatly afflicted, but was always hopeful. While death came with relief for the afflicted sister it brought sorrow to the bereft husband and three daughters surviving. Yet not the sorrow as the world counts sorrow, for they have the blessed hope of meeting her again in the life beyond. The funeral services were largely attended by friends and neighbors on Oct. 12. Services at the home were conducted by preacher Helm of Campden; at the Moyer M. H. by S. F. Coffman. Text, Psa. 64:6. Interment in the Campden burying ground.

Transcribed by Betty Hartzler, Kansas


Gospel Herald - Vol. I, No. 34 - November 21, 1908 - page 543

Blough. - Lydia Blough, nee Hershberger wife of W. K Blough, died at her home near Trent, Somerset Co., Pa., of apoplexy on Oct. 31, 1908; aged 62 y. She was born and raised near Springs, Pa., and had just returned from that place the day previous, having attended communion services. She had not been so well for some time, but was able to be about her work. On the morning of her death she went to the barn with another member of the family when she sank to the ground and expired. She was a member of the Mennonite Church for many years. She is survived by her husband, 6 children, a brother and 3 sisters. Funeral services were conducted by G. D. Miller of Springs, PA.

Hartman. - Gilbert, son of Henry and Prusilla Hartman, was born near Hannibal. Mo., May 14, 1903; died oct. 30, 1908; aged 5 y. 7 m. 16 d. He was apparently in good health when his parents took him on a visit to his grandparents, Bro. and Sister Henry Phillips, near Philadelphia, Mo. While there he was stricken with diptheria, and lived only a week. He was buried in Benbow Cemetery, Nov. 1, 1908. Funeral services were conducted by Bro. J. M. Kreider. Text, Matt. 19:14. May the God of all grace comfort the hearts of the grief-stricken parents, and may they so direct their lives that in the bright here-after they may be with little Gilbert in glory.

Nice.- Lavinah Nice, nee Tyson, widow of the late Bish. Henry Nice, was born in Montgomery Co., Pa., June 28, 1818; died of the infirmities of old age, at the home of her son, Bish. John Nice, near Morrison, Ill., Nov. 2, 1908; aged 90 y. 4 m. 4 d. She was married to Henry Nice Oct. 30, 1842. In the year 3850 she with her husband and family moved to Wayne Co., Ohio, and in 1865 to Whiteside Co., Ill., having lived four years near Sterling, Ill., and then near Morrison, Ill, until the time of her death. She was the mother of six children, all of whom are living except Hannah, the oldest daughter, wife of Pre. John Nunemaker of La Junta, Colo, who died Aug. 11, 1908. those who remain to mourn the loss of a devoted mother are, Benjamin, of Akron, Ohio; Ella, wife of David Steiner, and Philip, of Sterling, Ill.; Lavinah, wife of Jos. Kornhaus, of Roseland, Nebr.; Jonas, of Lake Charles, La.; Henry and John, of Morrison, Ill. She also leaves 44 grand- children and 41 great grandchildren. She united with the Mennonite Church in her younger years, remaining faithful in the Masters service until death. The funeral was held Nov. 5. Services were conducted by John McCulloh and J. S. Shoemaker, Text, Rev. 14:13.

Leaman. - Harold Hershey Leaman, youngest son of J. Clayton and Fannie Leaman, departed this life Oct. 31, 1908; aged 17 m. 5 d. Little Harolds sickness continued only a few days, but his suffering was very intense. It was found necessary to remove him to the hospital for an operation. He lived only six hours after the operation, when his spirit took its flight to that heavenly home where pain and sorrow are no more. Services held at the home at 44 S. Queen St., Lancaster, by L. Weaver and John Moseman. With tearful eyes and sad hearts of parents and grandparents and friends he was taken to Mellingers Cemetery and laid away in the silent tomb.

Only a little blossom,
So soon to fade and die;
But angels called our darling
To dwell with them on high.

Markley. - Susan (Hoover) Markley departed this life October 4, 1908, at the advanced age of 83 y. 9 m. 4 d., her death being due to the infirmities of old age and dropsical affections.(sic) Funeral services were held at the Guilford Mennonite M. H., where she was a faithful member, Oct. 6, by Isaac Good and Jonas Kreider. Text, Psa. 35:13,14 and Psa. 116:15. She expressed a desire to depart this life and said she was going to rest. Two sons, four daughters, fifteen grandchildren and two great grandchildren are left to mourn her departure and the loss of a kind and patient mother and grandmother.

O mother dear, we miss thee,
Thy smile no more we see;
In heaven we hope to meet thee,
Where parting neer shall be.

E. M. B.

(Editors note - An obituary for this lady was in the previous issue - Nov. 14.)

Clemmer. - Caroline, (twin) daughter of Morgan L. and Harriet (Babcock) Hermance, was born near Paris, Brant Co., Ont., July 2, 1828. She was married in 1845 to Abraham C. Clemmer, who was born in Bedminster, Bucks Co., Pa., Sept. 17, 1815, and came to Canada with his parents in early childhood. They settled on his fathers farm two miles east of Berlin, Ont., where they lived until Bro. Clemmers death, Jan. 9, 1893. They united with the Mennonite Church in their youth. Some years after the husbands death, Sister Clemmer made her home in Berlin with her eldest daughter, Marianne, widow of the late Ezra E. Eby. Sister Clemmer was blessed with a spirit of good will toward all, and she "scatered(sic) smiles and sunshine all along her way," cheering, blessing and brightening those around her. The evening of her life was peaceful, and she was surrounded with loving friends who were happy to minister to her wants. A few weeks ago she had an attack of bowel trouble, followed by a severe case of hernia, from which she gradually sank until the end came Oct. 15, 1908, she having reached the ripe old age of 80 years, 3 months and 13 days. Her five sons and three daughters survive to mourn the loss of a loving mother. Beside these and her grandchildren she leaves a host of friends, young and old, who, while they mourn, have the consolation of knowing that after a well-spent life she has entered into eternal rest. She was buried on the 17th in the East End Mennonite Cemetery, Berlin. Funeral services by Noah Stauffer, of Strasburg, Ont. Text, John 14:1-4.

Transcribed by Betty Hartzler, Kansas


Gospel Herald - Vol. I, No. 35 - November 28, 1908 - page 558, 559

Godshall. - Pre. Henry Godshall of Lansdale, PA., died Oct. 27, 1908; aged 76 y. The funeral was held on Nov. 7. Interment took place at the Plain M. H., above Lansdale, Pa. The services were conducted by Jonas Mininger, Michael Moyer and Jacob C. Clemens.

Reedy. - Ezra George, son of Peter and Susie Reedy was born near Tuleta, Tex., May 29, 1908; died Nov. 7, 1908; aged 5 m. 9 d. Services at Tuleta school house. Interment at Tuleta Cemetery. Services were conducted by D. S. King and J. M. R. Weaver.

Dearest Ezra, thou hast left us,
And we miss thee all the time;
Yet we hope some day to meet thee-
To share the joys we feel are thine.

Strickler. - Sister Salome Strickler, daughter of Deacon Michael Strickler of near Hellam, York Co., Pa., died at the Jefferson Hospital in Philadelphia, Pa., Nov. 11; aged 35 y. 11 m. 17 d. She went to the hospital Nov. 4; on the 7(th) an operation was performed and the reports were that she was getting along well, but after a few days a telegraphic message came that she was very low. On the 11th she passed away. Funeral services were held Nov. 15, at her fathers home, Stony Brook, where a large concourse of people were assembled to show the last tribute of respect to the bereaved family. The services were conducted by Abram B. Herr and Theo. B. Forry. Text, Jno. 11, last part of verse 28.

Fretz. - Sister Mary B. Fretz, widow of the late Noah Fretz, was born Dec. 23, 1840; died Oct, 12, 1908, at her home in Hilltown, Bucks Co., Pa.; aged 67 y. 9 m. 19 d. Her death was a sad one. Just before retiring the previous evening, the lamp which she was holding while making preparation for the morning meal, was broken or in some unknown way ignited her clothing. Before her son and wife living in an adjoining room could extinguish the flames, she had already inhaled too much to recover. Her sufferings were severe for the next twelve hours, when she fell asleep, no longer to endure earthly pain. Her last words to her two children will always be a consolation. She also leaves one grandchild. The funeral services were largely attended on Oct. 15. Services at the home were conducted by Peter Loux and Enos Wismer; at the Blooming Glen M. H. by A. O. Heistand and Henry Rosenberger. Text, I Sam. 20:3.

Hoover. - Jacob G Hoover was born in Markham Twp., York Co., Ont., Jan. 2, 1837, and departed this life at his home in Mt. Joy, Ont., Nov. 12, 1908. He was partially helpless for about nine months during which time he could walk but very little. He endured this helplessness with Christian patience and took much delight in listening to spiritual conversation. Bro. Hoover was joined in wedlock to Annie Reesor in 1860. To this union were born one son and one daughter who with their mother mourn the loss of husband and father. He became a member of the Mennonite church in 1862, to which cause he was faithful until death. From the lips and life of the departed brother came a clear testimony of his peace with God and a desire to be with Christ. The remains were laid in their last resting place at the Wideman Cemetery where a large gathering of people had assembled. The services were conducted by L. J. Burkholder. Text, I Sam. 20:25. Moses Weber spoke in German from Rev. 14:13.

Kauffman. - Joseph, son of Joseph and Ida Kauffman, was born near Rolfe, Ia., Oct. 14, 1899. Less than a year ago his father with his family moved to Hydro, Okla. After an illness of five weeks little Joseph passed away, Nov. 3, 1908; aged 9 y. 20 d. Funeral services conducted in German by Joseph Schantz and in English by J. J. Johns.

Brubaker. - Moses Brubaker was born near Port Treverton, Pa., May 14, 1845; died Nov. 3, 1908; aged 63 y. 5 m. 19 d. In the year 1865 he was united in marriage to Phebe Herrold. This union was blessed with seven children, six sons and one daughter. The oldest son and the wife preceded him to the spirit world. He was married the second time to Polly Herrold, who survives him. He is also survived by five sons, one daughter and thirty grandchildren. Funeral at the Mennonite church near Port Treverton, Pa. Services were conducted by Wm. G. Seiber and E. W. Graybill. Text, Rev. 22, 14. Bro. Brubaker was a member of the Mennonite church for many years.

Yoder. - Annie M. Yoder, daughter of Christian M . and Rebecca Yoder, was born in Cass Co., Mo., March 29, 1878. At the age of 15 years she confessed her Savior and was a consistent member of the Mennonite Church until death. On June, 7, 1907, she came to Colorado for her health and died on Oct. 29, 1908. Two sisters and a brother survive her. Services were held at the Holbrook M. H. by D. S. Brunk and David Garber, and the remains were sent to her home in Missiouri. Services also held there in the Sycamore Church by J. J. Hartzler in German and L. J. Miller in English, after which she was quietly laid to rest in the Clear Fork Cemetery according to her request.

Eshleman. - Jacob S. Eshleman was born near Bainbridge, Lancaster Co., Pa., Sept. 8, 1834; died Nove. 12, 1908, near Lemoyne, Pa., aged 74 y. 2 m. 4 d. He was a resident of Cumberland Co. since 1860, when he was united in marriage to Leah Weaver, who preceded him to the spirit world about 27 months ago. He is survived by one son, four daughters and three grandchildren; also one brother and three sisters, beside many friends. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for quite a number of years. He expressed a desire to go home and be at rest. The funeral services were held at the Slate Hill Mennonite Church Nov. 16, conducted by Bish. B. F. Zimmerman and Samuel Hess. Text, II Tim. 4:6-8. Interment in the Slate Hill Cemetery. A Grandchild.

Hersh. - Susan Hersh died Nov. 11, 1908, after a short illness of pleural pneumonia, at the age of 76 y. 3 m. 18 d. Her maiden name was Eshleman. She was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Aug. 23, 1833. She was married to Jacob Hersh, Aug. 24, 1862. Twenty-one years ago they moved to Naperville, Ill., where they resided until ten years ago, when they moved to this city, where they have since resided. Sister Hersh is survived by her husband and only child, Frank, three brothers living in Lancaster Co., and two sisters residing at Naperville, Ill. She was a member of the Mennonite Church for many years and lived an upright Christian life, and was loved by all who knew her. Funeral services conducted on the 13, by A. C. Good at the Mennonite church near Sterling, Ill.

Swartley. - Jacob R., son of Bro. Allen and Sister Mary C. Swartley, above Lansdale, Pa., died Sunday night of typhoid fever from which he suffered for less than two weeks; aged 22 y. 10 m. 4 d. He was his fathers chief aid on the farm and highly respected by a host of friends. The funeral wa held on Saturday, Nov. 14. Interment took place at the Plain Mennonite M. H. above Lansdale, Pa. This makes the second death in the family in less than a week, their daughter Eva. R., aged 13 y. 8 m. 14 d. having passed away Tuesday, Nov. 3, from the same disease, and her remains were laid away at the Plain Mennonite burial-grounds on Sunday afternoon, Dec. 8, only a few hours before the death angel summoned her brother. Both funeral services were conducted by Joseph Ruth, Christian Allebach and Jonas Mininger. The sorrowing parents are being comfortd(sic) in their sad bereavement by a large and sympathetic circle of friends and neighbors.

Hendricks. - Sarah Hendricks, widow of Jacob Hendricks, was born Nov. 27, 1819; died at Mt. Pleasant Mills, Pa., Oct. 7, 1908; aged 88 y. 10 m. 10 d. She was the mother 14 children; five died in infancy, four sons and five daughters survive. She was a faithful member of the Evangelical church for more than fifty years. The last nine years of her life she was totally blind. Funeral Oct. 10, at the United Evangelical church near Richfield, Pa. Services were conducted by Sol. S. Graybill.

Fehr. (Zehr)*- Mary M. (Orendorff) Fehr, was born near Flanagan, Ill., Feb. 1, 1877; died Nov. 7, 1908, at her late home near Manson, Iowa. She was united in matrimony with John C. Zehr in Dec., 1894. Ten years ago they moved to Iowa where she resided until the time of her death. Sister May, as she was called by her acquaintances, was the mother of five children, the oldest 13 years old. She also leaves a heart-broken husband, father, mother and four sisters, as also a host of mourning relatives and friends. We truly believe that the sister is sweetly resting in paradise. It was a great source of comfort to the sister to have her mother with her during her illness. Deceased was a member of the A. M. church for 17 years. She will be greatly missed in the home, comunity and in religious services of all kinds, as she always took an active part whenever health permitted. Sister Zehr was a daughter of Pre. Dan and Sister Mary Orendorff. Funeral was held from her home Nov. 10, conducted by Bro. Stauffer of Nebraska, Bro. N. Roth of the same place and her pastor, Bro. J. C. Eigsti. All that was mortal of May Zehr was borne to her last resting place in Rose Hill Cemetery in Manson. May God comfort the bereaved ones.

*(Transcriber's Note - Her last name is given as typed - twice as Fehr and three times as Zehr)

Anglemoyer. - Pre. Henry G Anglemoyer was born in Hilltown township, Bucks Co., Pa., Jan. 6, 1859; died Monday morning, Nov. 2, 1908; aged 49 y. 9 m. 26 d. His sickness was stomach trouble, from which he suffered for about a year. He was married to Katie Kratz on Nov. 29, 1879 by H. F. Seipel of Lansdale. On Nov. 22, 1900, Bro. Anglemoyer was ordained a minister of the Blooming Glen Mennonite congreagation, in which capacity he served faithfully for nearly eight years. The funeral was held from his late residence on Friday at 9.30 oclock a. m. Interment was made in the burying grounds adjoining the Blooming Glen Mennonite meeting house. A widow and one adopted child, Mrs. Jonas Roth; one brother, William of Phoenixville; three sisters, Mrs. John Pilger of Philadelphia, Mrs. Howard B. Stout, Silverdale, Mrs. D. F. Ziegler, Souderton; his aged father, Henry F. Anglemoyer, of Silverdale, are the survivors. The community sympathizes with the bereaved. The brethren Peter Loux and Aaron Freed officiated at the house, and the brethren Henry Rosenberger and Abram Heistand at the meeting house. Text, Phil. 1:21-23.

A loved one has gone from our side. We miss him everywhere, but he has gone to that beautiful home. We know that he is at rest, so let us prepare to meet him again.

Witmer. - John D. Witmer calmly fell asleep in Jesus, Nov. 11, at his home in Clearspring, Md. in his 66th year. He was a member of the Mennonite Church for a number of years and his desire was to depart and be with Christ. He is survived by his wife, five sons and two daughters. Funeral services conducted by Geo. S. Keener and C. R. Strite at the Mennonite Church near Clearspring. May the Lord comfort the bereaved ones and guide them in the way of all truth that they may meet again in heaven.

Transcribed by Betty Hartzler, Kansas

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