Gospel Witness Obituaries - March, 1908

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Gospel Witness - Volume 3, Number 49 - Mar 4, 1908, pages 783 and 784

SMITH-Ruby Mae, daughter of Brother and Sister Jacob Smith, was born July 31, 1905; died near Garden City, Mo., Feb. 17, 1908, aged 2y. 6m. 17d. While the earthly tie is broken, we know not why, may the heavenly tie be stronger that when He comes we may be numbered among the righteous. Funeral was held Feb. 19 at the Bethel Mennonite Church by L. J. Miller, B. F. Hartzler and C. S. Hauder. The little form seemed as a flower that was laid to rest to bloom in eternity.

SENSENIG.-John B. Sensenig of Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., died at the home of his son, Isaac, on Feb. 18, of infirmities incident to old age. He was aged 83 years. He was a member of the Mennonite Church since he was a young man. He was widely known and highly respected. Bro. Sensenig was thrice married. He leaves fifteen sons and daughters, 90 grandchildren, and a number of great-grandchildren. The funeral was held on Sat. Feb. 22, at Weaverland. Bish. Weaver, S. B. Witmer and John Souder officiated.

MUSSER-On Feb. 16, 1908, John Musser died of the infirmities of old age near Bowmansville, Pa., aged 79y. 2m. He was confined to his bed for 24 weeks, having been in a helpless condition most of the time, needing assistance day and night at times. He was sexton of the Bowmansville M. H. for a long time, until his sight failed and he could no longer fulfill his duties. His last years were spent in blindness, yet Christ was a light to his soul and a lamp to his feet. Funeral services were held on the 19th at the Bowmansville M. H. with interment in the adjoining graveyard. Services were conducted by Noah Bowman and Benj. Weaver in German and John Senger in English. Text, Psa. 126:6: "He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him." Peace to his ashes.

MOYER-Katharine Moyer, widow of the late Joseph Moyer, passed from this life to her reward at her late residence in Clinton Twp., Lincoln Co., Ont., Feb. 16, 1908: aged 80y. 11m. Death was due to the infirmities of old age. Sister Moyer and her late husband were well known to a host of friends for their congenial and hospitable disposition. Their home was a welcome place for all. Sister Moyer was faithful and earnest in her Christian life and leaves to her mourning friends the comfort that she rests in peace with the Lord. The large number of relatives and friends assembled at the home and at the church bears testimony of the esteem in which she was held. The funeral services were conducted on the 19th, by Gilbert Bearss and S. F. Coffman. Text, Rev. 14:15. Interment in the burying-ground near Campden.

GREIDER.-Alice Pearl Greider was born Nov. 5, 1891; died Feb.18, 1908; near Osborne, Ohio; aged 16 y. 3 m. 13 d. She leaves to mourn a bereaved father and mother, two brothers and five sisters, one brother and one sister having preceded her to the spirit world. They need not mourn as those who have no hope as we have reason to believe that she died in the triumph of a living hope in Christ. She was converted and confessed her Savior one year ago and sealed her covenant by water baptism. She remained faithful until she calmly fell asleep in Jesus. About two years ago she was taken sick with dropsy and later on other diseases set in. Her suffering was at times severe, but she endured all patiently without a murmur. And now that she has gone to the land of rest and is free from all her pains and sufferings may her kind friends, who so dearly loved her, prepare to meet her in heaven. She was laid to rest at Greider's M. H. on Feb. 23. Funeral services were conducted by Moses Brenneman from Psalms 132:14.

HENSLER.-Anthony Hensler was born in Baden, Germany, Sept. 8, 1842; died at his home near Morrison, Ills., Feb. 21, 1908, having been unwell for about four months; aged 65 y. 5 m. 13 d. He came to Schuylkill, Pa., in the spring of 1867; from there he came to Clyde, Ills., in 1869. On July 1, 1873, he was married to Caroline Huller. To this union were born nine children. One son and one daughter preceded him to the spirit world. He leaves to mourn their loss his aged father, wife, two sons, five daughters, and one brother. Funeral services were held at the Mennonite Church near Morrison, Feb. 24. Services were conducted by John McCulloh and John Nice. Text. Isa. 38:1; II Cor. 5:1. Interment in the cemetery adjoining.

HACKERTY.-Sister Barbara, wife of Bro. Franklin Hackerty, died at her home in Roherstown, Pa., on Feb. 21, in the 80th year of her age. Sister Hackerty was an invalid for many years. She was born in Manor township, near Millersville, but had resided in Rohrerstown since 1859. She was a consistent member of the Mennonite Church for about forty years. During the time our sister was not able to go to the house of God, it was the privilege of many members and ministers to visit her in her home, and to all she was a beautiful example of true patience and Christian fortitude. She was always patient, looking forward, yea, often longing for the time when, like Paul, she could depart this life, and be with Christ, which is far better. Her husband, two sons, a daughter and a sister survive her. The funeral was held on Feb. 25, at the Rohrerstown Mennonite Church. Services were conducted by Bro. D. N. Lehman, from Rev. 14:12. and Bish. Abram Herr. Interment was made in the Lutheran and Reformed cemetery. May the Lord bless the bereft ones, especially the daughter who so faithfully cared for her mother through all these many years of her failing health. May they all so live that they may some day meet as an unbroken family on the banks of eternal deliverance.

DAVIS.-Bro. Jno. K. Davis an old and respected citizen of Rohrerstown, Pa., died at his home in that place on Feb. 15. Bro. Davis had been in failing health for a number of years, but was only confined to his bed for about a week. He was in the 77th year of his age. When a young man he engaged with his brother-in-law in the mercantile business, in Rohrerstown, and continued in the same until about eight years ago, since which time he has lived a retired life. Bro. Davis was a man of genial disposition, and he will not only be missed in the home, but in the community at large and also in the church, where his seat was seldom vacant, as long as health permitted him to be there. His wife preceded him to the spirit world. He leaves to mourn his departure one daughter and two sons, but we praise God that they sorrow not as those who have no hope, for we believe our brother has only gone from labor to reward. May the Lord comfort the sorrowing family and grant them a blissful reunion on the shores of eternal deliverance. The funeral took place on Feb. 19, with services at the Mennonite Church at Rohrerstown, where deceased was a member. Services were conducted by Bro. D. N. Lehman from Rev. 3:8, and Bro. A. D. Wenger from Job 14:14. Interment in the Lutheran and Reformed cemetery. Peace to his ashes, and may his virtues be long remembered.

Transcribed by: Nancy Regan, Washington

Gospel Witness - Volume 3, Number 50 - Mar 11, 1908, pages 799 and 800

MOUK-Bishop John H. Mouk, of Osborn, Ohio, of the Reformed Mennonite Church, departed this life, Feb. 20, 1908, in the sixty-third year of his age, being ill one week of pneumonia. He had general oversight of the churches in the western states, and his death brings a loss widely felt. He was favored with a disposition to make many friends, and the community share the sense of loss.

LANDIS.-Harvey A. Landis of Canton, Kansas, died after an illness of five weeks of abscess of the stomach; aged 20 y. 2 m. 26 d. Funeral services by Jacob Heatwole of La Junta, Colo. Text, Dan. 12:2,3. Many from far and near were present giving a last tribute of respect to one who took his leave without an enemy and at peace with his Lord. The father, Bro. Geo. S. Landis, step-mother, with seven children are left to mourn their loss, which was his eternal gain. His testimony given was a desire to depart and be with the Lord.
God in His wisdom has recalled
The boon that love had given;
And the body slumbers now,
While the soul can be in heaven.
-R. J. H.

KEMPF.-Little Marie, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kempf, of Kalona, Iowa, was born Jan. 31, 1908; died Feb. 29, 1908; aged lm. 1d. The little one was sick only a few days and was found dead on Saturday morning by its mother. She leaves to mourn her early departure, father, mother, two brothers and three sisters. Although it was sad to give her up, yet we can say with the Job: "The Lord hath given, the Lord hath taken away. Blessed be the name of the Lord." Funeral services at the East Union Church on Sunday, Mar. 1. Services conducted by Bro. J. S. Yoder, assisted by Bro. A. I. Yoder.
In a room with curtains drawn,
Lies a baby still in death,
Hear the mother's anguished moan,
"Why should I be thus bereft?"

We shall know it all some day,
When the pearly gates unfold;
We shall know it all some day,
When we walk the streets of gold.
We loved thee, dear little Marie, but Jesus loved thee better.

RISSER.-Our aged brother, father, grandfather and great-grandfather Henry Risser was called to his reward, Feb. 28, 1908; aged 80 y. 10 m. 3 d. He lived in Lititz since Jan. 1907, prior to this he lived in Elizabeth Twp., close to Hammercreek M. H., where he was born, April 25, 1827. He is survived by his companion, three sons, four daughters, 38 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for a number of years, and those who mourn the loss of a devoted father, brother and friend, do well to adhere to his timely counsel, pattern after his consecrated Christian service, and reflect over his exemplary life. The principal disease was dropsy, although there was a general failing due to his age. While many times a bodily sufferer, he ever prayed, "Thy will O Lord, not mine be done;" well knowing, that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. Funeral services were held Mar. 2, at the Lititz M. H., at 9:30 and at the Hammercreek M. H., at 1:30, where interment was made. Services were conducted by J. H. Hershey and John Lefever. Texts, Matt. 13:43 and Heb. 4:9-11.

ZOOK.-John G. Zook, of Allensville, Pa., died at his home on Feb. 22, 1908, after a. brief illness of six days, at the age of 66y. 2m. 26d. The deceased had been in failing health for about five years, but had always been able to be around and aid in the minor home duties until Monday, Feb. 17, when, while splitting wood he was suddenly taken down with a stroke of paralysis which rendered him entirely helpless. He was carried to the house and about 4 o'clock received another attack which rendered him unconscious, from which he never recovered. He lingered between life and death gradually growing weaker until Saturday evening at 11:30 he passed peacefully and quietly away. He was a faithful and consistent member of the Methodist Church in which he labored earnestly for the upbuilding of the cause of Christ as long as health permitted, he having served as superintendent of the Sunday school for many years. Father was kind, sympathetic and loving, always anxious about the welfare of his children. He lived to see his large family of thirteen children all members of some Christian church, with two sons, Joshua B., and Leo P., and one son-in-law, W. C. Fulton, actively engaged in preaching the Gospel. Besides his sorrowing wife, he leaves eight sons and five daughters, twenty-five grandchildren and two brothers, J. K., of Latour, Mo., and Jacob, of Odessa. Mo., to mourn his sad and sudden departure. But we praise God for the comforting hope that he left behind and amidst tears and sorrow we can truly feel that our loss is his eternal gain, for we believe he died in the hope of a glorious resurrection. Funeral services were held in the Methodist Church on Tuesday, Feb. 25, conducted by his pastor, J. I. Bell, assisted by J. H. Byler, of Belleville, Pa. Text Heb. 11:10. Interment was made in the A. M. cemetery near Allensville, Pa. As mother and children, we earnestly crave an interest in the prayers of all God-fearing people in this sad hour of berevement.
A Son.

BRUBAKER. -David Brubaker was born in Clearfield Co., Pa., July 23, 1847; died at his home near Smithville, Ohio, Feb. 28, 1908; aged 60 y. 7 m. 5 d. He united with the Mennonite Church in early years, remaining a consistent member till the end. On Nov. 17, 1868, be was united in bonds of matrimony to Anna Martin of Wayne Co., Ohio. To this union was born one daughter, Ella H. The wife died Oct. 20, 1872. On Mar. 3, 1874, he was again married to Lydia Shoup of Holmes Co., Ohio. To this union were born three sons and four daughters, William S., Phares S., Mary A., Amanda S., Clara M., and Minnie P., all of this place. One daughter preceded him in infancy. Deceased was afflicted with a severe siege of sickness for four months of a complication of diseases, at times suffering intense pain, which was borne with Christian patience. During his sickness he often repeated familiar scripture passages, which were of great consolation, both to the sick brother and those who attended the same. In the latter seige of the sickness he often expressed a desire to depart and go to the "house not built with hands, eternal in the heavens." Some of his last expressions were, "I am ready to go." "Jesus is coming soon." He expressed himself much along the line of mission work to encourage the same, admonishing his family to be faithful and to be more zealous in Christian work so that they could all meet as one unbroken family, where parting words are never spoken. Being conscious to the end, he peacefully fell asleep in Jesus. Services were conducted at the Oak Grove Church before a host of friends and acquaintances, on Mar. 2, by Bro. Isaac Good and Benj. Gerig in German, from the text selected by the brother, II Cor. 5:1, and by I. J. Buchwalter in English from II Cor. 12:2. Buried in Oak Grove Cemetery. -L. S. G.

Transcriber's note: "To this union were born three sons and four daughters, William S., Phares S., Mary A., Amanda S., Clara M., and Minnie P., all of this place. One daughter preceded him in infancy." [Looks more like two sons and five daughters].

Transcribed by: Nancy Regan, Washington

Gospel Witness - Volume 3, Number 51 - Mar 18, 1908, pages 815 and 816

SPIDLE.-Iva J., infant daughter of Daniel and Nettie Spidle of near Topeka, Ind., died Feb. 24, 1908: aged 4 days. Funeral services at the home by O. S. Hostetler. Text, Job. 14:1,2.

CRUMLEIGH.-John Crumleigh died Mar. 6, 1908, at the Mennonite Home, Lancaster Co., Pa.; aged 79 y. 4 m. 21 d. Bro. Crumleigh came to the Home from Mechanicsburg, Cumberland Co., Pa., about four months ago.

SHIRK-Henry G. Shirk died Feb. 29, 1908, at his home near Churchtown, Lancaster Co., Pa.; aged 63 y. 4 m. 5 d. He was a member of the Mennonite Church for over 42 years and an earnest worker in the church and Sunday school. He leaves a widow and six sons and a large circle of friends to mourn a beloved one. Funeral on Mar. 2. Services conducted by Benj. Weaver and I. B. Good. Text, Rev. 14:13. Interment in the Weaverland graveyard.

HOPKINS.-Ellen Hopkins died at her home near Hydes, Baltimore Co., Md., on March 7, and was buried March 9. Funeral services were conducted by Bro. E. J. Berkey of Warrenton, Va. Text, Matt. 24:44. "Therefore be ye also ready." Sister Hopkins was taken into the Mennonite Church at this place by Bro. John E. Kauffman on Nov. 10, 1907, and was about 64 years old. She is survived by her husband, Bro. James Hopkins, five sons and one daughter.

MYERS.-Bro. Noah Myers of the Blanchard Congregation, Putnam Co., O., was born Jan. 12, 1844; died Mar. 7. 1908; aged 64 y. 1 m. 26 d. He was married to Nettie Leatherman Feb. 19, 1880. To this union were born 11 children, 9 sons and 2 daughters, of which 5 sons and 1 daughter preceded him to the spirit world. He united with the Mennonite Church in May, 1896, and was a member until death. He leaves a wife, 4 sons, 1 daughter, 3 brothers, 3 sisters, and many relatives and friends to mourn his departure.

STEINMANN.---Bro. Jacob Steinmann was born in Bavaria, Germany, and emigrated to this country while yet a young man; died near Gridley, Ill., Mar. 3, 1908: aged 82 y. 9 m. 3 d. He was united in marriage Sep. 7, 1862, with Mary Augsberger (nee Esh) who preceded him to the spirit world Feb. 22, 1892. To this union were born ten children, two having preceded him in death, leaving four sons and four daughters, two step children, 23 grandchildren and one brother to mourn his departure. Deceased was a member of the A. M. Church. Services at the house by Bro. Geo. Summer from Psalms 46 and at the church by Bro. Daniel Orendorff from II Cor. 5:10 and Bro. D. W. Slagel from Isa. 38:1.

YODER.-Joseph Yoder, born August 21, 1822, in Mifflin Co., Pa., died near Wayland, Iowa, Feb. 21; aged 85 y. 6 m. At the age of 14 years his mother died and on April 12, 1875, his father with nine children moved to Fairfield Co., Ohio. He was married to Lydia Kurtz, August 30, 1842. He then bought a farm of 65 acres and lived in Fairfield Co., till in the year 1851, he and others took a trip to Indiana, bought a farm one mile north and one mile east of Topeka. His father made his home with him from1850 until his death, Dec. 17, 1861. He lived in Lagrange Co., Ind., till about the year 1868, when he moved near Mottville, Mich., lived there until 1887, then moved near Goshen, where his wife died Feb. 9, 1888. A few years after that he married Barbara Orendorf near Flanagan, Ill., where they lived till a few years ago, when they moved to Wayland, Iowa. He leaves a wife, six children, sixteen grand children and five great-grandchildren to mourn his loss.

HUNTLY.-John H. Huntly, was born in Williamstown, Hancock Co., Ohio, Oct. 15, 1859; died in Nampa, Idaho, Mar. 2, 1908; aged 48 y. 4 m. 15 d. Bro. Huntly had been afflicted with cancer for a number of years, which caused his death. He leaves to mourn a widow six sons and two daughters. He at one time had a very bright Christian experience, but through the deceitfulness of sin, he again fell back, in which state he remained until Dec. 3. 1907, when he renewed his covenant with God and on Dec. 6, he with his wife were received into the Mennonite Church, one daughter having united last spring. Bro. Huntly very much regretted his wasted life and begged of his sons and others not to neglect their salvation. On the morning of the day of his death, he spoke of his affliction and pain, but then he said, "I am rejoicing." A little later he told his wife he thought the end was near, and in the evening he quietly fell asleep in Jesus. Funeral services were held at Nampa Home Mission, Mar. 3, 1908. Interment in Nampa Cemetery.

HARSHBARGER.-Rudolph A., son of John H. and Elsie Harshbarger, of McVeytown, Pa., died on Mar. 2, after an illness of three weeks which ended with an abscess on the brain; aged 11 years, less one day. Rudolph was one of those boys who posessed a quiet and manly disposition and was a very useful boy in the home. He will be missed in the Sunday school as he was interested in the study of God's Word. Services were conducted by Michael Yoder from Job 14:1,2, and by John E. Kauffman in English from II Kings 4:26, latter clause, the theme of the text being the last three words, "It is well." That he was much respected and much sympathy extended to the parents was proven by the many friends which crowded the house; his school teacher with all the pupils followed him to the house of worship.
"A precious one from us has gone.
A voice we loved is stilled;
A place is vacant in our home,
Which never can be filled."

MAUST.-Elias B., son of Benjamin and Martha Maust, was born in Somerset Co., Pa., June 8, 1860; died Mar. 1, 1908; aged 48 y. 8 m. 23 d. In 1881 he came to Elkhart, Ind. At the age of 16 he was baptized and received into the Mennonite Church, but did not retain his membership there. He, however, worked in any church and Sunday school most convenient to the place he lived, as one who had non-sectarian views. On November 1, 1906, he became affected with nervous prostration, which unbalanced his mind so that he had to be taken to the Logansport Asylum, where he remained till his death. He is survived by a wife and daughter in Arkansas, father, mother, three brothers and three sisters near Nappanee, Ind. His remains were brought to the home of his parents where funeral services were held at the house on March 5, conducted by Jonas Loucks and David Burkholder. Text, John 12:32. Interment in the South Union Cemetery. The bereaved relatives have the sympathies of the neighbors and friends.

TROYER.-Fremont Samuel, son of J. W. and Vada Troyer, died in Goshen Feb. 20, 1908, of pneumonia; aged 6 y. 9 m. The funeral was held at the home of his grandparents south of Middlebury, on Feb. 23. Burial in Forest Grove Cemetery. He leaves one sister, Ruth, besides his father and mother to mourn for one we all loved very much. He was a bright child and talked a great deal about heaven. Not long before he was taken sick he said to his grandma that he would just like to go to heaven. He stayed a good deal with his grandmother and she will miss him very much. His voice is stilled and we no longer see his form, but we can say with David, "The child will not return to me, but I can go to him." May this be a loud call to his parents and draw their minds heavenward more than ever before. Services were conducted by Pre. Mether and D. D. Miller.

Another little lamb has gone
To dwell with Him who gave;
Another little darling child,
Is sheltered in the grave;
God needed one more angel child,
Amidst His shining band
And so He bent with loving smile,
And clasped our Fremont's hand.
-By His Grandmother.

Transcribed by: Nancy Regan, Washington

Gospel Witness - Volume 3, Number 52 - Mar 25, 1908, pages 828 and 829

GEISER.-Mrs. Mary Geiser was born in Bern, Switzerland, June 4, 1842; died near Pratum, Ore., Mar. 6, 1908; aged 65y. 9m. 2d. Services were conducted by A. P. Troyer in English and ---------Geiger in German from Rev. 14:13.

HEYERLY.-John Heyerly was born Dec. 1, 1832; died at his home near Pratum, Ore., Feb. 25, 1908; aged 75y. 2m. 24d. He was a member of the Swiss Mennonite Church. Funeral services by A. P. Troyer in English and P. J. Gerig in German from Job 14.

CALVIN-Bertha Mabel, daughter of George and Christena Wonstetler, was born Apr. 6, 1877; died Mar. 6, 1908, after an illness of about two years; aged 30y. 11m. She was united in marriage to Ira R. Calvin Apr. 11, 1895. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Funeral was held at the Lutheran Church at Greenford, Ohio, buried in the Lutheran Cemetery. Services were conducted by Bro. E. M. Detweiler. Text, I Cor. 15:51.

MILLER-Maggie Lena Miller (nee Shafer) was born March 12, 1878, and departed this life Feb. 29, 1908; aged 29 y. 11 m. 17 d. On March 14, 1897, she was married to Edward Miller. To this union were born six children, two sons and four daughters, one son preceding her to eternity. She was the daughter of Wm. and Mary Shafer, residing near Dupont, Ohio. Among those left to mourn are a husband, five children, one baby girl several weeks old, father, mother, two brothers and many relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted March 2, at the U. B. Church near Dupont, A. J. Steiner officiating. So far as we know she had never united with any church. May this death serve as a strong warning to the unsaved.

EBY.-Sister Maria Bergey Eby, beloved wife of Silas Eby, died Mar. 9, aged 41 y. 11 m. 15 d., after two weeks sickness. Sister Eby died happy in the Lord. She had been standing back from active service for some time but two days before her death she saw the last opportunities and sent for Pre. I. R. Shantz when in answer to prayer she was greatly relieved of her pain, and she had glorious victory, telling those around her bed side she was ready to die or live. Next day she got very low and we again had prayer. She helped to sing, "Jesus paid it all," and she was received into church fellowship again, then patiently waited till her end came Monday afternoon. Just before she died she said, 'I am going home. I am going home." Funeral services at West Zion Mennonite Church by Israel R. Shantz. A large crowd attended the funeral. Text, Eccl 9:10.

CONRAD-Peter L. Conrad was born Dec. 10, 1871; died near Smithville, Ohio, Mar. 14, 1908; aged 36 y. 3 m. 4 d. He confessed Christ as his personal Savior in his youth and united with the Amish Mennonite Church and was a faithful and consistent member until death. He was united in the holy bonds of matrimony to Sister Ella Smith, Nov. 8, 1905. This union was blessed with one daughter. His beloved wife and child, father, mother, 3 brothers and 3 sisters are left to mourn his early departure but they mourn not as those who have no hope. Our brother was resigned to the will of God, and when he knew that his time was near at hand made all the neccessary arrangements for his funeral, selecting the text and a number of songs which it was his desire should be used at the services. Interment at the Oak Grove cemetery. Services were conducted by W. J. Meyers and J. S. Gerig. Text, II Tim. 4:6-8.

KAUFFMAN.-Adam Kauffman was born in Lawrence Co., Pa., Mar. 25, 1853; died Mar. 8, 1908, at the home of his nephew, Ezra M. Yoder, near Conway, Kansas; aged 54 y. 11 m. 11 d. The deceased was never married. He was sick only a week. The doctors agree that the cause of his death was blood poison caused by bad teeth. On Friday he acknowledged that he had not done what he knew he should have done and was desirous of again renewing his covenant with God and was received into Mennonite Church by Bish. S. C. Miller. His was not the sin of commission but the sin of omission, but we have reason to believe he was forgiven. The deceased leaves several brothers and sisters in Mo. and Pa. and a large number of relatives and friends here and elsewhere to mourn for one who has gone before. Only a few weeks ago his brother David of Lawrence Co., Pa., died. Funeral services were held at the Mennonite Church on Mar. 9, conducted by Pre. Noah Mast of Ohio assisted by Bish. S. C. Miller. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.

GINGRICH.-Katie A. Gingrich (nee Eigsti), Buda. Ill., was born near Morton, Ill., Aug. 9, 1864; died in Chicago, Ill., Mar. 3, 1908; aged 43y. 6m. 29d. She was united in marriage to J. J. Gingrich, Feb. 4, 1884, living in matrimony with him a little over 24 years. To this union were born eight children, of which one son preceded her to the spirit world in 1904. She accepted her Savior and united with the Mennonite Church in her early life and remained a faithful member till her death. She suffered a great deal the last few days of her life, her affliction being a complication of diseases, tuberculosis of the bone below the hip being the most serious one and was the cause of her death. During her last few days she often prayed to the Lord to grant her relief from her sufferings. She died in the glorious hope of being with the Lord. She made some preparations for her funeral services, selecting Psa. 25:18, also the song, "I Surrender All," and Bro. A. H. Leaman to preach the sermon. She left instructions to have her children brought up in the ways of right and truth; that they might again meet in the mansions above. She leaves to mourn their loss her husband seven children, her father, two brothers, and many friends. Services were conducted at the Home Mission, Chicago, Ill., by M. S. Steiner and at her home church near Buda Ill. by A. H. Leaman.

Transcribed by: Nancy Regan, Washington

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