Gospel Herald Obituaries - August, 1920

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Gospel Herald - Volume XIII, Number 19 - August 5, 1920 - Page 367

Loehr. - Jeremiah Loehr was born in Northampton Co., Pa., Aug. 28, 1849; died at his home in Medina Co., Ohio, July 18, 1920; aged 70 y. 10 m. 20 d. He came with his parents to Ohio when 2 years old, making the trip in wagons. He was united in marriage to Maria Rickert Nov. 14, 1874. To this union were born two children (Freddie and Nettie). Freddie preceded him in death at the age of 4 y. 5 m. His wife and daughter, three grandchildren, and three brothers survive him, also a host of friends. He confessed his Savior in early life and became a member of the Lutheran Church, about fifteen years ago he cast his lot with the Mennonite Church and remained a faithful member to the time of his death. He bore his sufferings patiently but longed for his heavenly home. He was a kind and living husband and father. His kind disposition won the hearts of all who knew him. Funeral services July 20 conducted by A. J. Steiner and S. E. Rohrer. Text, John 14:1-3. Burial at Wadsworth.
There is a vacant place in our home
Which never can be filled,
A voice we loved so well,
Is forever stilled.

Transcribed by: Marie Fogelsinger, Michigan


Gospel Herald - Volume XIII, Number 20 - August 12, 1920 , Page 399

Benner. - Caroline Benner, widow of Christian Benner, Juniata Co., Pa., was born Nov. 25, 1850; died July 24, 1920; aged 69 y. 7 m. 29 d. She is survived by seven children. Her husband and six children preceded her in death. Sister Benner was a faithful member in the Mennonite Church for many years. She was a loving, kind, and affectionate mother, and will be much missed by her children and by the church. May the Lord comfort the bereaved ones.

Hess. - Bro. Abram H. Hess was born March 24, 1863; died July 31, 1920; aged 57 y. 4 m. 7 d. Brother Abram's remains were laid away in the Byerland Cemetery on August 3. Four sons and two daughters, and a widow survive him. Two daughters have gone home before father. The widow was not able to attend father's funeral on account of sickness. We wish them the blessing of God, that they may hear these afflictions with love and peace toward God.
Death has robbed us of our father,
Whom we loved and cherished dear;
It was father, dear father,
Can we help but shed a tear?
Funeral services were conducted by Bro. Aaron Harnish and Bro. John Charles.

Hochstetler. - Katy Ann, daughter of Levi M. and Malinda Hochstetler, was born in Marshall Co., Ind., Dec. 17, 1897; died July 18, 1920; aged 22 y. 7 m. 1 d. She united with the Amish Church in the year 1917 remaining a member of this church for three years, after which she united with the Mennonite Church at Holdeman's, Wakarusa, Ind. She was united in marriage to Ivan Hochstetler. To this union was born a daughter, Elsie May. She leaves husband, a 5-day old daughter, father, mother, 3 brothers, 5 sisters, and a great number of relatives and friends. Funeral services at the Market St. Mennonite M. H. by Silas Weldy. Text, "There is but a step between me and death". Burial at South Union.

Ganger. - Inez B., daughter of Milo and Elizabeth Ganger, was born in Elkhart Co., Ind., July 18, 1900; united with the Mennonite Church at the age of 14 years, remaining a consistent member until her heavenly Father called her to Himself Friday evening, June 18, 1920: aged 19 y. 11 m. She was a kind and obedient child in the home, an assistant to her mother with the care of the younger children. She will be missed in the home, the church, and Sunday school. She always greeted every one with a smile. Inez being the oldest, leaves father, mother, 6 brothers, 2 sisters, 1 grandfather and grandmother. Funeral services were held from Mennonite West Market St., Napanee, Ind. Church by John Bare and J. H. McGowen. Text, Job 14:2. Buried in the Union Cemetery, June 21.

Detweiler. - Charles B. Detweiler was born in Bedminster Tp., Pa., April 28, 1870; died in Jefferson Hospital, Philadelphia, June 29, 1920; aged 50 y. 2 m. 1 d. He had been suffering with a complication of diseases about three years but was able to be about most of the time until the last six weeks, which he spent in the hospital. He bore his suffering very patiently. He leaves his companion (who before marriage was Mary Ellen Moyer), 1 daughter 3 sons, father, 1 brother, and 1 sister. Funeral services from his late residence near Blooming Glen, Pa., July 5, with further services at the Blooming Glen Mennonite Church of which he was a member. Many friends had gathered to pay their last respects. Bros. Frank Swartz and Joseph Ruth conducted services. Text, 11 Tim. 4:6-8.
The family.

Buckwalter. - John Buckwalter died at the Mennonite Home, Lancaster Co., Pa., June 24, 1920; aged 92 y. 5 m. 26 d. In 1906 he was wanted as a helper by the Board of the Home, which he cheerfully served until he became too feeble. We who knew him know he was a faithful worker in the vineyard of his Maker. Father has told me how the first Sunday school was brought into the Mennonite Church in 1869. He said at three times he dreamed that Sunday school should be in the church, so he told mother about it and she said, "If you are so minded, I will help you all I can". He knew our minister was opposed to having new things coming in the church. Having made up his mind to heed the call, father and mother decided to pay a visit to the minister. The request was granted provided the peace of the Church will not be disturbed too much. It was started, and we hope the Lord will help us to continue in the work faithfully. Father was married to Lydia Bressler Dec. 11, 1851. They had been faithful members of the Mennonite Church. Mother died in 1896. This union was blest with 7 children. 2 have been called to their reward, 4 living - Bressler, Franklin, Morgan, and John. Services conducted by Benjamin Weaver at the Home and by Christian Brackbill and Sanford Landis at the Church. Texts, Psa. 90: Phil. 4:11 the latter clause.
By a son.

Transcribed by: Marie Fogelsinger, Michigan


Gospel Herald - Volume XIII, Number 21 - August 19, 1920 - Page 415

Blough. - Harry, son of Bro. Jeremiah and Sister Sarah Blough, was bon Jan. 5, 1883; died of tuberculosis at the Cresson Sanitarium, July 30, 1920; aged 37 y. 6 m. 25 d. He is survived by his wife, 1 child, his mother, 2 brothers, and 3 sisters. Funeral services were conducted at the Blough Church by John Good (pastor of the U. B. Church of Holsopple of which deceased was a member), assisted by L. A. Blough. Buried in cemetery near the church.

Markey. - Arthur Markey was born Aug. 27, 1915; died July 31, 1920; aged 4 y. 11 m. 4 d. Arthur passed away very unexpectedly at Lancaster General Hospital. He was an inmate of the Children's Home at Millersville, Pa. Our little Arthur shall be missed among his playmates. We think of him as being transplanted from this earth to a happier home beyond. Arthur is the little boy who said, "I am left without a home and will be a man some day if I get a chance". We see God's Providence in this, that he shall have a better home than could have been given him in this life. Services Aug. 3 at Millersville Church, conducted by Bro. D. N. Lehman and D. N. Gish.

Holsinger. - Bro. Noah Holsinger was born Feb. 20, 1843; died at him home at Broadway, Va., July 17, 1920; aged 77 y. 4 m. 27 d. His five children, Henry, John, Gabriel, Delphia, and Priscilla, wife of Bishop Samuel Rhodes, survive him. Bro. Holsinger lived a faithful and consistent Christian life, and manifested great zeal in the work of the Church. He attended church and Sunday school regularly until he was stricken with typhoid fever from which he never recovered. His body was laid to rest in the Zion Church cemetery beside that of his wife who died about eight years before. Funeral services by Bros. Lewis Shank, George Showalter, and Perry Shank. Text, Rev. 14:13.

Baechler. - Sister Christina Bender, wife of Joseph Z. Baechler, was born in Perth Co., Ont., Oct. 3, 1880; died at her home in Oxford Co., Ont., near Tavistock, July 30, 1920; aged 39 y. 9 m. 27 d. In her early youth she accepted Christ as her Savior and was a faithful member of the East Zorra A. M. Church till her unexpected death. In the year 1901 on Sept. 24 she was united in holy wedlock to Bro. Jos. Z. Baechler who now with 5 sons and 1 daughter (2 daughters having gone before) survive her, who keenly feel the loss of a loving wife and mother. She was a daughter of the late Bishop Jacob M. Bender of Tavistock, Ont. She leaves 4 brothers and 5 sisters. Burial at East Zorra A. M. Cemetery, Aug. 1. May our heavenly Father comfort them in their sorrow. Funeral services by Chr. Gascho (Rev. 14:9, 13), Jonas Synder Waterloo (Rev. 7:13-17) and Daniel S. Jutzi (Rev. 21:3-7)
Jacob Bender.

Headings. - Lizzie (Yoder) Headings was born in Mifflin Co., Pa., Feb. 7, 1860; died at her home in Logan Co., O., June 10, 1920; aged 60 y. 4 m. 3 d. She was married to John W. Headings Feb. 22, 1894. Her home was since been in Logan Co. To this union was born one son Jesse M., who with his faithful wife have been much help and comfort to mother now gone, and to father now so lonely. Those who survive are husband, one son, one grandson, her aged father now in his ninetieth year, one brother (Ezra Yoder), three sisters (Mary N. Kauffman, Hannah, and Leah Kauffman). Mother, one brother, and two sisters preceded her. She united with the Church when about eighteen years of age and has been a faithful worker as long as her health permitted. Altho she suffered much for more than two years, she did not complain but sought to make life pleasant and happy for all those around her. Funeral services at the Walnut Grove Church, conducted by J. E. Kauffman assisted by A. I. Yoder and Levi Plank.

Brenneman. - John H. Brenneman was born Dec. 9, 1859; died at his home in New Danville, Pa., July 26, 1920, from a complication of diseases; aged 60 y. 7 m. 17 d. He leaves wife, and three children (Harry S., John S., and I. Jacob), all the members of his family having preceded him to the glory world. He was a son of the late John L. and Annie Brenneman. Father had been failing in health nearly a year, and on April 7th was taken to the hospital where an operation was performed, which apparently was successful. He returned home Jun 15, was very glad to be at home, and seemed to be regaining health rapidly - until about 8 days before he died serious illness set in again. Of this the doctor had control until Saturday afternoon when father had a slight stroke. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church and was ready and waiting to go home. His loss is deeply felt in the home, Church, and community, as shown by the large concourse of people who attended services at the church. The funeral was held Thursday, July 29, services conducted at the house by Bro. Aaron Harnish and at the New Danville Mennonite Church by Bros. Jacob Thomas and John K. Charles.
A dear one from us has gone.
A voice we loved to stilled.
A place is vacant in our home,
Which never can be filled.
By a Son.

Zook. - Sister Lizzie M. Zook died July 30, 1920, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Joshua B. Zook of near Allensville, Pa., after a lingering illness of more than nine weeks; aged 78 y. 2 m. 1 d. For several years she was a sufferer with stomach trouble and rheumatism, but the immediate cause of her death was cancer of the stomach and bowels. Altho in feeble health for months and for the last nine weeks of her life she was confined to her bed, she was a very patient sufferer thru it all. Not being able to attend our spring communion on account of sickness, a few weeks before her death, she requested that communion services be held for her at her home at which service she was anointed in the name of the Lord according to James 5. For the last two weeks before her death she suffered very severe pain at times, but when the final end came she passed away peacefully and, as one falling asleep, without a struggle. She leaves 2 sons, 4 daughters, 2 brothers and one sister. Funeral services were conducted by Bro. John L. Mast in German and Bro. Eli H. Kanagy in English on Sunday, Aug. 1 afternoon at the Allensville A. M. Church, where a large crowd of friends and acquaintances gathered to pay their last tribute of respect. She gave evidence of having peace with God, longed to go home to glory, and died in the hope of a glorious resurrection. May the comforting grace of God sustain the friends who have lost a good mother, a loving sister and a kind neighbor and friend.
By a Nephew.

Transcribed by: Marie Fogelsinger, Michigan


Gospel Herald - Volume XIII, Number 22 - August 26, 1920, Page 431

Brenneman. - Chester Brenneman died June 6, 1920; aged 22 y. 4 m. 16 d. He leaves mother, 2 half sisters, also a host of friends. He confessed faith in a crucified but now a risen Redeemer was received into Church fellowship by water baptism. We shall ever remember the pleasant smiles he had for all who came into his presence. Funeral services conducted by S. G. Shenk. Text, Prov. 8:15.

Landis. - Wilma Alline, daughter of Noah and Ethel Landis, died Aug. 5, 1920; age 1 y. 9 m. 9 d. She was ailing several weeks and for five days was unconscious and never regained consciousness. Cause of death was Tubercular Meningitis. She leaves Father, Mother, one brother, grandparents, and many relatives and friends. Their loss is her gain. Body laid to rest in the Riverside Cemetery. Funeral services were conducted by J. D. Charles of Hesston, Kans., and J. W. Hess of Manson, Iowa. Text, 11 Kings 4:26.
C. J. G.

Miller. - Velma Pearl, daughter of Bro. Isaac and Sister Anna Miller, was born near Elida, Ohio, August 22, 1915; died of typhoid fever Aug. 5, 1920; aged 4 y. 11 m. 14 d. She leaves father, mother, 2 brothers, 1 sister, grandparents, 2 great-grandmothers, and many other relatives and friends. One brother preceded her to the spirit world. Funeral services on the 8th at the Salem church, conducted by Andrew Brenneman and Geo. Ross, text, 11 Kings 4:26
Dearest Velma, how we miss thee;
And our hearts are sore distressed
But in heaven we hope to meet thee
Where all is endless peace and rest.

Kennel. - Mary, wife of Christian Kennel was born in Ontario, Nov. 6, 1859, died Aug. 3, 1920; aged 60 y. 8 m. 27 d. She was a daughter of Christian and Annie Jantzi, was united in marriage in 1879. Bro. And Sr. Kennel moved to Nebr. in 1885 and lived there until 1919, when they moved to Ia., about 23 miles N. W. of Manson, where she died. She was the mother of six children. and leaves sixteen grandchildren. Sister Mary united with the Church in her youth and was a faithful member, a patient sufferer during her affliction. She had continual pain for about 2 years. We believe she has now gone to that home where affliction is unknown. Funeral services, Aug. 6, at the home of her daughter, Br. And Sister Joe Kauffman, by D. D. Zehr, and at the Manson church by J. W. Hess. Burial at the Manson cemetery.
Mother thou art sweetly resting,
Here the toils and cares are o'er,
Pain and sickness, death and sorrow
Never can distress thee more.

Burcky. - Joseph Burcky, oldest son of Andrew and Barbara Burcky, was born in Seckking, Bavaria, May 29, 1833. He came to America with his parents in 1839. They stopped in Butler Co., Ohio, one year, then came on to Woodford Co., Ill., where they lived for five years, after which they moved to Tazewell Co., where he grew to manhood. Here he confessed Christ as his Savior and was received into the Mennonite Church by baptism at the age of eighteen. Feb. 28, 1858, he was married to Jacobina Zimmerman, which union was blessed with eleven children. Three (Josephine, Jonathan, and Albert) died in their infancy. Two (John and Mary) grew to manhood but preceded their father in death. Six (Elizabeth, Simon, Benjamin, Edward, Amos, and Joseph survive their father. He was ordained as a minister of the Gospel in 1863 and moved to Bureau Co., in 1869, from which time he has served the Willow Springs Church as minister, and as bishop since 1878, until old age and failing health made it necessary for him to lay down his charge. August 1, 1920, at the People's Hospital in Peru, Ill., he passed away at the ripe old age of 84 y. 2 m. 3 d. In his departure he leaves 6 children, 20 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren, besides the many relatives and friends to whom he has endeared himself by the 50 years of service for the community of the Willow Springs Mennonite Church. Funeral services were conducted at him home by Eugene Augsburger and C. A. Hartzler of Tiskilwa, Ill., after which his body was laid away in the adjoining cemetery there to await the call of his Lord.

Transcribed by: Marie Fogelsinger, Michigan

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