Gospel Herald Obituaries - July, 1919

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Gospel Herald - Volume XII, Number 14 - July 3, 1919 -- no obituaries in this issue.

Gospel Herald - Volume XII, Number 15 - July 10, 1919 - page 279

Kolb.---James, infant son of Pre. Amos and Sister Lizzie Kolb, was born Apr. 4, 1919, died of whooping cough June 13, 1919; aged 2 m. 9 d. Funeral services at the home conducted by Warren Bean, Henry Bechtel, and Abram Clemmer. Interment in Vincent Mennonite Cemetery. May God comfort the bereaved family.

Weaver.-- Lucinda Schrock Weaver, wife of Christian S. Weaver, was born in Holmes Co., O., Sept. 11, 1862; died at her hom,e near Columbiana, O., June 16, 1919; aged 56 y. 9 m. 5 d. At the age of eighteen she accepted Christ as her Savior and united with the Mennonite Church and re- mained a faithful member until death. She leaves husband, 5 sons, 3 daughters, 2 brothers, 4 sisters and a host of friends. Funeral services at the Midway Church by Breathren A. J. Steiner and E. M. Detweiler. Tex, I Chrom. 29:15. Interment in adjoining cemetery.

Harnish.--Amos K. Harnish was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Sept. 17, 1845; died at his home near Lancaster, Pa., June 17, 1919: aged 73 y. 9 m. Death was due to a complication of diseases from which he was a sufferer for about two months. He was a member of the Mennonite Church for many years. He leaves wife, three sons, two daughters, and many friends. Funeral services were held from his late home near Lancaster, also at Byerland Church, at which place he was laid to rest. Service conducted by Bro. Aron B. Harnish and Jacob Thomas.
-- A Son.

Witmer.--Levi E. Witmer of Mt. Union, Pa., a former residentof Elizabethtown, Pa., died at his home June 24, 1919; aged 44 y. 8 m. 3 d. He leaves his widow (who was Emma Boone) and five children (Jacob, Phares, Cora, Harry, and Martin). He was a member of the Mennonite church. Funeral services at Goodís Church conducted by John and Simon Landis. Text, Rom. 8:2. Buried at Goods.

Gascho.--John Gascho was born Oct. 27, 1838; died May 28, 1919; aged 80 y. 7 m. 1 d. On July 25, 1858, he was married to Fannie Steckley who preceded him on Feb. 17, 1882. This union was blessed with 12 children of whom one died in infancy, the rest still living. On June 20, 1882, he was again married to Annie Schwartzendruber. This union was also blessed with 7 children of whom one is dead. He leaves wife, 18 children, 34 grandchildren, and 82 great-grandchildren. He was buried on May 31. Services in church at Zurich, Ont., conducted by Bro. Jonas Snider assisted by the writer. The departed brother served in the ministry for 43 years. Chr. Schrag.

Kehr.--Richard Burnell, son of Bro. George and Sister Annie B. Kehr near Hanover, Pa., died May 4, 1919; aged 3 m. 11 d. "Baby" lived here long enough to be dearly loved. Died of a complication of diseases. God transplanted our "blossom" into the fairer garden. He is survived by his parents, a brother, a sister, 2 grandmothers, 2 grandfathers, and 2 great-grandmothers. Laid to rest in the York Road Cemetery. Services by Bro. Daniel Stump and Bro. Peter Shank. Text, II Kings 4:26.

"God needed one more angel child
Amid His shining band,
And so He bent with loving smile
And clasped our darlingís hand."
--By his aunt.

Beyer.--Sophia, widow of Issac C. Beyer, died of cancer June 19, 1919, at the home of her daughter; aged 69 y. 4 m. 20 d. Funeral from her home in Worcester, Pa., June 23. Brief services at the house and further services at the Worcester Men- nonite Church where burial was made. Text, Phil. 1:21. Sermon by Bro. Jacob Clemens and Bro. Warren G. Bean. Her husband departed this life only seven weeks before her. She could not attend his funeral, owing to sickness. Her suffering was almost too great to bear, and she wanted to fol- low her companion. They were married 47 years and she leaves 4 children.
"Mother, thou hast left us lonely,
And our loss we deeply feel;
But 'tis God that hath bereft us;
He can all our sorrows heal."

Ulrich.--Emma (Unzicker) Ulrich, wife of Chris K. Ulrich, was born near Morton, Ill., Jan 13, 1879; died at her home in Woodford Co., Ill., March 22, 1919; aged 40 y. 2 m. 8 d. Influenza was the cause of her death although she had been ill for sometime before. She leaves husband, five sons, and five daughters; also her father, five brothers and five sisters. She was a faithful men- ber of the Amish Mennonite church, and remained so until death. She was a loving wife and mother and their loss is deeply felt by all who know her, especially by the family, but we rejoice in a hope to meet her again. Funeral services were held from her home, also at the church. Laid to rest in the Roanoke church cemetery.

"Dearest mother, thou hast left us.
Here our loss we deeply feel;
But 'tis God who hath bereft us
He can all our sorrows heal."

Havourd.--Allen D. Havourd was born near Wakarusa, Ind., Jan. 11, 1881; died June 11, 1919; aged 38 y. 5 m. He had been a resident of Elkhart for the past 36 years, two years of his childhood being spent on a farm near Wakarusa. After ten weeks of illness and confinement from consumption, he peacefully fell asleep, at the home of his brother Calvin where he had his home for a number of years. He was of a genial character and had many acquaintances and friends. During the last weeks of illness, he came under deep conviction and desired the prayers of Godís people. He confessed his sinful life, expressed his willingness to do the Lordís biding, but before he could decide for a Church home, he was called from time to eternity. Surviving him are four brothers, three sisters, parents. One sister preceded him in death. Funeral services at the house by C. A. Shank, at the church by ----Richard. Text, Job 14. Remains were laid to rest in Olive Cemetery.

Hostetter.--Ann B., widow of the late Henry F. Hostetter, died of pneumonia May 12, 1919, after an illness of only six (6) days; aged 73 y. 3 d. Funeral services May 15 at East Petersburg, Pa., Mennonite Church. Interment in the adjoining cemetery. She lived with her granddaughter, Mrs. Isaac Lefever near Neffsville, Pa. Her place in church and S. S. was seldom vacant, as she was there whenever health and circumstances permitted. She was of a kind and sociable disposition which won for her a large circle of friends and acquaintances.

"We said 'Farewell to Grandma' who left us sad and lone
But whispered in our sorrow, 'Dear Lord, Thy will be done.'
Sometime weíll know the reason if it is best to know,
Why He has called our Grandma, tho we would need her so."

Kolb.--Amanda J. Kolb, wife of John F. Kolb, was born Sept. 2, 1850; died at her home in Spring City, Pa., May 21, 1919; aged 68 y. 8 m. 19 d. She was afflicted with heart trouble for several months. About seven weeks before her death, dropsy and Brights disease set in, which caused much pain and suffering. She was resigned to the Lordís will and peacefully fell asleep on the afternoon of the above mentioned date. In early life she, with her husband, united with the Mennonite Church. She is survived by her husband, two sons (J. Clayton and John W.) two daughter (Sarah, wife of Francis Bechtel and M. Ada, wife of Isaac Longacre) and fifteen grandchildren. Funeral services May 24 conducted at the house by Warren Bean and Howard Pennepacker, and at the Vincent Church by Joseph Ruth, Henry Bechtel, and John Senger. Text, Phil 1:21.

"Let your hands be folded, Mother;
Of toil they've done their share;
While our lives were young and tender,
How you watched with loving care!
We thank God for such a mother,
And the prayers for us you've prayed.
Great and blessed we shall call you;
May your precepts be obeyed."

Yoder.--Sarah E. Yoder was born in Wayne Co., Ohio, Nov. 8, 1856, died June 19, 1919: aged 62 y. 7 m. 11 d. At about the age of 16 she accepted Christ as her Savior and united with the Amish Mennonite Church where she worshiped regularly as long as health permitted. She was deeply interested in the Masterís service and in the work of the Church. She was especially concerned about her aged father, which it was her privilege to minister to in his declining years. She leaves her aged father, one sister (Mrs. C. K. Hartzler) and a large circle of near relatives and friends. Mother, one brother and one sister preceded her in death. While she will be greatly missed in the home in the church and in the community, we humbly submit to Him who doeth all things well. Services at the house by Bro. Samuel Longenecker and at the church by the brethren David Hostetler, C. Z. Yoder, and J. S. Gerig from Acts 21:14 and Phil. 1:21,24. Interment in the Oak Grove Cemetery.

Some sweet day when life is o'er
We shall meet above
We shall greet those gone before
In that home of love.

Bright the dawning of that morn
Night returns to day
Parted friends no farewell know
Tears be wiped away.

Transcribed by Barbara Fink, Florida


Gospel Herald - Volume XII, Number 16 - July 17, 1919 - page 295

Hershey. - Bro. George Hershey died very suddenly before medical aid could be called after he had come in from the harvest field and while sitting on a swing to rest, at his home near Five Forks, Franklin Co., Pa., on June 27; aged 67 y. 4 m. 12 d. He is survived by his companion, two sons, two daughters, one brother, and one sister. Funeral and burial on July 1 at the Chambersburg Mennonite Church. Services conducted by the brethren, Jno. S. Burkholder and W. W. Hege, from Rev. 22:12, selected by the family.

Weaver. - Mary (Hochstetler), wife of J. D. Weaver, was born Oct. 29, 1867; died June 23, 1919 ; age 67 y. 7 m. 24 d. She leaves 2 sons, 2 daughters, grandchildren, 2 brothers, 1 sister and a host of relatives and friends. She was at communion services on Sunday before her death. She was sick only one and one-half hours of neuralgia followed by paralysis. She was a member of the Walnut Creek, Ohio, A. M. Church. Funeral services at Walnut Creek Church conducted by Bros. S. H. Miller and D. M. Friedt.

Transcriber's note: Given age is not consistent with birth and death dates.

Eichelberger. - Lena Oswald was born in Bavaria, Germany, Sept. 17, 1858*; died at Beemer, Nebr., July 1, 1919; aged 58 y. 9 m. 13 d. She was united in marriage with Benjamin Martin in 1880. Nine children were born to this union, eight of whom are living (Chris, Pete, Amos, Ben, Arthur, William, Aaron and Martha Egli). She was married a second time to George Eichelberger Feb. 12, 1910, who remains together with a large number of relatives to mourn her departure. She was a member of the Amish Mennonite Church at Hopedale, Ill., and her presence at services will be missed; but we feel that our loss is her eternal gain. She suffered much for a long time and we feel glad to know that she is at rest. Funeral services were conducted by Bros. A. H. Leaman and J. C. Birky. May God comfort the bereaved.

Transcriber's note: Given age is not consistent with birth and death dates.
*[Birth date is 1860 - Verified by census records, which also makes age right - tlm]

Gerber. - Daniel C. Gerber was born Feb. 6, 1857; died June 29, 1919; aged 62 y. 4 m. 23 d. His sickness was of short duration. He commenced ailing on Saturday evening and got a doctor. He thought he was not very sick and on Sunday noon he did his chores. Then he lay on the bed. Later, when his wife wanted to give him some medicine he was lifeless. Death was caused by cerebral hemorrhage. He was married twice. To the first union were born 3 sons and 1 daughter. His first wife and 2 sons preceded him in death. To his second wife 1 son and 1 daughter were born. He leaves wife, 2 sons, 1 daughter, 6 grandchildren, 4 brothers and a host of relatives and friends. He was a member of the Walnut Creek, Ohio, A. M. Church, where funeral services were held July 2, conducted by D. M. Friedt and S. H. Miller from Num. 23:23, and by Lester Hostetler from Jas. 4:14.

Baer. - Hannah, widow of Adam Baer, died June 27, 1919, of complications, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jacob Eshleman, Hagerstown, Md., where she had lived the last 20 years, aged 89 y. 9 m. Her husband died 15 years ago. She was a member of the Mennonite Church. Surviving her are her children (Mrs. Jacob Eshleman, Hagerstown, Md., Henry and Adam, Paramount, Md., Martin, Menges Mills, Pa.), one brother (Bishop Abram Herr), two sisters (Mrs. Samuel Shenk and Mrs. John Myers), 26 grandchildren, and 51 great-grandchildren. Funeral services at Paradise Church conducted by Brethren George Keener and Christian Strite. Text, Rev. 14:13. Burial in Paradise cemetery.

"Thy hands are clasped upon thy breast,
We have kissed thy lovely brow;
And in our aching hearts we know,
We have no dear mother now.
There will be one vacant chair,
We shall long to caress her,
When we breathe our evening prayer."

Cressman. - Menno Cressman was born near New Hamburg, Ont., April 13, 1838; died May 6, 1919; aged 81 y. 23 d. Funeral at Biehn's church conducted by Jonas Snider in German and Manassah Hallman in English. Burial in Church cemetery. Nov. 8, 1859, he was united in marriage to Lydia Martin. To this union four children were born, of whom three survive. Jan. 3, 1869, he was ordained deacon of Biehn's congregation. Later, Oct. 2, 1870, he was ordained minister. He faithfully filled this place as long as health permitted. Jan. 3, 1876, his companion passed away. Afterward he was united in marriage with Anna Snyder. To this union one daughter was born. He leaves 2 sons, 2 daughters, 1 step-daughter, 14 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, and 3 brothers. His pain during a brief illness was not severe and he longed to depart.

"Peaceful be thy silent slumber,
Peaceful in the grave so low;
Thou no more wilt join our number,
Thou no more our songs shalt know.
Yet again we hope to meet thee,
When the day of life is fled,
Then in heaven with joy to greet thee,
Where no farewell tear is shed."

Kolb. - Jacob Zeigler was the eldest son of Abraham and Elizabeth Kolb, and was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., April 12, 1832, about two miles cast of Berlin (now Kitchener). On July 5, 1857, he was united in marriage to Maria, daughter of Elias and Maria (Polly Clemmens) Bowman. To this union were born seven children; Leah, Abram, Elias, Polly (deceased), Simon (deceased), Aaron, and Titus. He united with the Mennonite Church in early youth, and was a devoted member throughout his long life, being interested and active in all of the work of the Church. In 1875 he was ordained to the office of deacon, in which capacity be served faithfully so long as health and strength permitted. He was a strong supporter and faithful worker in the early Sunday school activities of the Church, having been one of the organizers of the first permanent Sunday schools among our people in Waterloo county. For many years he was the superintendent of the Breslau Mennonite Sunday school. At a time when the Church's attitude toward special and continued efforts for the ingathering of the young people and others was undecided, Brother Kolb was among those who were strongly in favor of such work. Through the encouragement of such brethren efforts were put forth which resulted in a large addition to the active membership of the church. In the following years of increased activities in the Church in behalf of the Sunday schools, Young people's meetings and mission work, Brother Kolb manifested the greatest interest and gave his heartiest support and encouragement. A number of years ago Bro. Kolb was afflicted with a stroke of paralysis which partly disabled him and from which he never entirely recovered. However, he continued his work in the Church and in his home life until a few years ago when growing infirmity of mind and body, due to recurrent attacks of paralysis, rendered him unable to continue his wonted activities. He keenly realized the weakening of his powers and expressed regret that he was no longer able to take up the duties of his work in the Church, but was always ready to express his joy in the service of the Master and give testimony of his hope in the Lord and in His promises. His strength gradually failed until on June 3, 1919, at the home of his son-in-law, Bro. Moses B. Betzner, where he and his companion had made their home, he calmly fell asleep. He reached the ripe old age of 87 y. 1 m. 21 d. He lived in matrimony for nearly 62 years, and his aged companion, with four sons and one daughter and twelve grandchildren survive. Besides these children there were two adopted boys, John Zeigler and John Carcy, and two adopted girls, Fannie (Beasley) Pender and Allie (Stengle) Cutter, who with the rest of the family mourn the loss of one who was as a faithful, loving father to them. Brother Kolb is also survived by an aged brother, Menno S. Kolb of Wetaskewin, Alberta, and two aged sisters, Mrs. Nancy Kolb Shantz of Kitchener, Ont., and Mrs. Mary Ann Hoffman of Avondale, Mich. Funeral services were held on the 8th of June. Brother Samuel Bowman conducted the services at the home. At the church at Kitchener, where interment was made, the services were conducted by the Brethren, Jonas Snyder and S. F. Coffman. Texts, Psa. 39:4; Heb. 4:9. A large assembly of people testified of the esteem in which the aged servant of the Lord was held and of the sympathy extended toward the bereaved family. Another life has ended on earth and awaits the revelation of the sons of God at the day of the Lord.

Transcribed by Carl M. Metzler, Goshen, Indiana


Gospel Herald - Volume XII, Number 17 - July 24, 1919 - page 311

Myers. - Rhoda, daughter of Christian and Ellen Myers, was born in Putnam Co., Ohio, Jan 2, 1885; died July 3, 1919; aged 34 y. 6 m. At the age of 20 she acknowledged her faith in Jesus Christ as her personal Savior and united with the Mennonite Church. We trust that when Jesus comes to claim His own, Rhoda may be among the happy throng of the Lord's chosen. She leaves father, mother, 3 brothers, and a sister. Funeral services conducted by G. H. Brunk and S. G. Shenk. Text, Psa. 88:10. Internment in the family cemetery.

Lapp. - Elizabeth Kauffman Lapp was born in Union Co., Pa., June 8, 1841 ; died Mar. 18, 1919; aged 77 y. 9 m. 10 d. She was united in marriage to Isaac Lapp in 1872. This union was blessed with 3 sons and 3 daughters. Husband and one daughter preceded her in death. She leaves 3 sons, 2 daughters, 15 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and a large number of relatives and friends.
"Mother, thou hast left us lonely,
Here our loss we deeply feel;
But 'tis God that bereft us,
He can all our sorrow heal."

Pletcher. - Henry P. Pletcher as born in Crawford Co., Ohio, Feb. 23, 1836. He moved to Wood Co., O., and from there he with his family moved to Elkhart Co., Ind., in 1882, since which time he has been a resident of this county. He was united in marriage to Elizabeth Risser. To this union were born 12 children, six of whom preceded him in death. He died July 5, 1919; aged 83 y. 4 m. 12 d. He leaves his aged companion, 4 daughters, and 2 sons (Mary, Mrs. Albert Culp, Jacob, Susa, Magdalena, and Daniel). Funeral services at the Yellow Creek Church, conducted by D. A. Yoder, J. H. Bare, and Ray Yoder.

Lantz. - Barbara Lantz was born in Williams Co., O., June 13, 1847 ; died near Pettisville, Ohio, May 23, 1919; aged 71 y. 11 m. 10 d. She leaves five brothers, a sister, and a large number of relatives and friends. In her younger years she was converted and united with the Amish Mennonite Church to which she remained faithful until death.

"Sleep on, dear Sister,
Take thy rest;
God called thee home,
He thought it best."

Funeral services May 25 at the A. M. church conducted by E. L. Frey and S. D. Grieser. Texts, I Tim. 2:5 and Jno. 5:24. Interment at Eckley Cemetery.

Fly. - Samuel G. Fly was born near Doylestown, Pa., Jan. 5, 1852; died May 4, 1919, at his daughter's place in Doylestown Twp.; aged 67 y. 3 m. 29 d. He came on a visit about six weeks before his death. He had not been able to work for over a year on account of dropsy and a weak heart. He made his home with his son in Souderton. He suffered much the last six weeks of his life, and he would say if he only could go home to Jesus. Not long before he died he said he wished he could go that day yet, and he soon was gone. He also repeated the first verse of the 103 Psalm. He was a member of the Doylestown Church for 45 years. He leaves wife, four children, and one sister. He was a kind and loving father and is greatly missed, but our loss is his eternal gain. Services at the house on May 8, by Bros. David Gehman and A. 0. Histand; at the church by Bros. Jacob Clemens and Mahlon Souder. Text, II Tim. 4:6-8. He was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery.

"There's a shadow in our home now,
There's a voice that's hushed and stilled;
There's a father's face that's missing,
And a place no one can fill.
How he longed to see his Jesus,
And to clasp Him to his breast.
Farewell, father. how we miss thee,
But we know God's ways are best."

Lehman. - Sarah Hershey Lehman, wife of Pre. J. S. Lehman, and daughter of Abram and Susan (Doner) Hershey, was born near Mt. Joy, Lancaster Co., Pa., March 7, 1851; died June 19, 1919. She was the last of a family of eight children. She was married to Joseph S. Lehman February, 1871. To this union were born two sons and two daughters. She is survived by her deeply bereaved husband, daughter Grace (Mrs. J. B. Leaman), and son (Joe A.), and five grandchildren (daughter Florence and son Arthur having preceded her to the spirit world). She also leaves many relatives and friends to mourn her departure. The first few years of her married life she spent at Mt. Joy, Pa., where her husband was engaged in the carpet business. Later they moved to Freeport, Ill., at which place she was converted and united with the Mennonite Church and was a faithful and devoted member for about forty years. In 1892 she, with her husband and children (except Florence) moved to Elkhart, Ind., where she was privileged to see her children unite with the church of her choice. She lived at Elkhart, Ind., twelve years, moving from there to Lancaster, Pa., desiring to be with her relatives and friends of her younger days. She had been in failing health for a number of years. The last eight months she was confined to her room. She bore her afflictions with much patience and without complaint. Her quiet, unassuming, consistent Christian life bore daily testimony of her faithfulness. Her wise counsels were against the evils of this world, born of the desire that her children and grandchildren be not conformed to this world but keep good company and cling to the Bible and its teachings. She was a wise counselor and will be greatly missed by all for her cherry word and helpfulness in all our concerns. Her death came rather unexpected, as she was not confined to her bed for more than a few hours at a time. She called all of the family and grandchildren to her bedside, said "Good-bye," and requested that they sing, "Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus," and other songs were sung. She then kissed her daughter's hand and passed peacefully away. We have the blessed assurance that her soul is at rest with the redeemed. Funeral services at her late home on Sunday afternoon, June 22, where many relatives and friends gathered to pay their last respect to the deceased. Services were conducted by John K. Charles and G. R. Hoverter. Text, John 14:2,3. Interment in the Landisville Mennonite Cemetery.

Transcribed by Carl M. Metzler, Goshen, Indiana


Gospel Herald - Volume XII, Number 18 - July 31, 1919 - page 343

Metting. - Mary, daughter of Isaac and Sarah Weaver, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., April 9, 1835. On June 7, 1853, she was married to Bernard Henry Metting. To this union were born 4 sons and 3 daughters. At an early age she united with the Mennonite Church and was faithful until death. She died at the home of her daughter in Wadsworth, Ohio, on June 28, 1919, aged 84 y. 2 m. 19 d. Funeral services in the New Mennonite Church in Wadsworth, conducted by I. J. Buchwalter, J. Y. Kreider, and ___ Lehman.

Dettwiler. - Noah B. Dettwiler was born near Bloomingdale, Ont., Dec 7, 1842, and died at his home in Breslau July 14, 1919, aged 76 y. 7 m. 7 d. He united with the Mennonite church over 50 years ago, and remained a faithful member until God called him home. He leaves his widow, 5 children (one son preceding him) 6 grandchildren and a large number of relatives and friends. The funeral was held from his late home on July 17, the interment taking place in the Breslau Cemetery. Brethren Woolner, Fry and Burkholder conducted the services.

Ricker. - George Ricker was born in Germany, Feb. 15, 1865; died at his home near Roseland, Neb., July 6, 1919; aged 54 y. 6 m. 20 d. He emigrated to the United States in 1882. For a time he lived near Sterling, Ill. In 1887 he came to Nebraska. In 1888 he was united in marriage to Ella Martin. To this union were born 7 sons and 2 daughters. Wife, 6 sons and 2 daughters survive him. He was a member of the Roseland Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held July 8, conducted by Bro. D. G. Lapp. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.

Hostetler. - Madie (Schrock) Hostetler was born in Elkhart Co., Ind., July 2, 1895; died July 12, 1919; aged 24 y. 10 d. She united with the A. M. Church in her youth and was faithful to the end. She was united in marriage to Dan Hostetler Jan. 28, 1915. She leaves a loving husband, 2 small children, father, mother, 2 brothers, 3 sisters, and a number of friends, but they mourn not as those who have no Hope. She was a kind and loving wife and mother and a great lover of children. Funeral July 14 at the Mt. Herman Church of Shelbyville, Ill. Conducted by J. W. Kennel of Woodford Co., Ill., assisted by the home ministers. Text, John 14; I Thes. 4:13-18, and Rev. 7:14-17.

Eshbach. - Barbara B. Eshbach of Millersville, Pa., died April 22 from the effects of a cerebral hemorrhage with which she was stricken April 21. She was born May 17, 1858, a daughter of John B. and Barbara K. Eshbach, and was in her sixty-first year. She was a member of the Mennonite Church for 41 years. Funeral services April 24 at Millersville Church. Interment in the adjoining cemetery. She leaves three sisters and two brothers to mourn her departure. While she will be greatly missed in the home and church and community, we humbly submit to Him who doeth all things well.

"Earth has lost its looks of gladness
Heaven seems to us more bright
Since the spirit of our sister
Took its happy homeward flight."

Garber. - Ethan Richard, oldest son of David and Ellen Garber of Waynesboro, Va., was born in Wayne Co., Ohio, May 31, 1897; died July 12, 1919, at Denbigh, Va.; aged 22 y. 2 m. 11 d. Drowning with the cramp while bathing was cause of his death. He accepted Christ as his Savior at the age of 10 years and his great concern was to imitate the meek and lowly Savior. In life's fair morning he was called into His presence. His death occurred Saturday eve and he had planned to help dig a grave early Sunday morning for a little child, nad then attend preaching service, and in the afternoon go and hold a song service for an afflicted person; but, behold! Providence orders that a grave be prepared for his mortal remains, and the angelic choir sent to welcome this young pilgrim home to a place of comfort. While living in Texas he gained some knowledge of the Spanish language, and it was in his heart to do mission work among our needy neighbors right at our door-Mexico. His daily practice was to begin and end the day with God by kneeling at his bedside. All glory to God for these evidences of saving grace. He leaves father, mother, one brother, 2 sisters, and Grandfather. Burial at the Springdale Church, Augusta Co., Va. Services by the. brethren, A. P. Heatwole, E. C. Shank, J. R. Driver.

Transcriber's note: "nad then" is as in the original.

Lesher. - David S. Lesher, son of Daniel and Christena (Sherk) Lesher, was born nead Scotland, Franklin Co., Pa., Aug. 21, 1841. He was married to Mary Detwiler Dec. 12, 1865, who preceded him to the spirit world Nov. 2, 1909. They had one daughter. He died in Chambersburg, Pa., June 22, 1919; aged 77 y. 10 m. 1 d. He is survived by one sister (Mary Geist) out of a family of nine who grew to manhood and womanhood. She stood by and helped to wait on her only earthly brother the last few weeks of his life. He often expressed the desire to depart and often said he did not know how people could have a desire to remain in this world at the present time. Uncle Dave, as he was called by many, united with the Church in 1863. He was ordained as a deacon at and for the Rowe Church, Franklin Co., Pa., Nov. 5, 1898, in which capacity he served faithfully for nearly 15 years, when on account of declining health with asthma, of which he was for many years a sufferer, he called for a helper and successor in office and in which the Lord called to his assistance Bro. Solomon Horst. Bro. Lesher lived near the Rowe Church nearly 43 years. He had been in the lot 5 times until the Lord saw fit to call him to the office of deacon. His advice and counsel was often sought by many, even outside of the Church. Funeral services June 24 at his late home where he quietly and peacefully fell asleep, by Bro. Daniel Kuhns at the house and Bro. John S. Burkholder and Joseph Martin at the Chambersburg Church with interment in the adjoining burial ground. Text, II Tim. 4:6-8.
By a Nephew.

Transcriber's note: "born nead" is as in the original.

Transcribed by Carl M. Metzler, Goshen, Indiana

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