Gospel Herald Obituaries - June, 1920

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Gospel Herald - Volume XIII, Number 10 - June 3, 1920 - page 190

King-Velma Irene, daughter of Bro. Samuel and Sister Ida King. was born near Pettisville, O., Oct. 6, 1919; died May 8, 1920; aged 7 m. 2 d. Little Velma leaves her parents, 4 brothers, 3 sisters, and a large number of relatives. Funeral at the Central A. M. Church, May 11, conducted by Eli Rupp and S. D. Grieser. Texts Job 14:1, 2; Psa. 15, 6. Interment in Eckley cemetery.

Aschliman.-Lorene May, little daughter of Benjamin and Mary Conrad Aschliman was born near Wauseon, 0., Nov. 28, 1919; died Apr. 18, 1920; aged 4 m. 2d. While Lorene seemed to be healthy and grew, her spine was affected and she had no control of her body. She leaves her parents and 1 sister with many relatives. Funeral Apr. 20 at the Clinton A. M. Church conducted by E. L. Frey and S. D. Grieser. Text, II Sam. 12:23. Interment in Pettisville Cemetery.

Berg.-John Daniel, Son of Oscar W. and Rosa E. (Nafziger) Berg, was born in Harper Co., Kans., Jan. 20, 1910, died at his home May 1, 1920. He began to complain of a pain in his left groin. The doctor was called, but couldn't locate the exact trouble. It appeared to be an abscess. He suffered intensely until Thursday, when the doctors saw that he couldn't possibly live. The only chance was to perform an operation. But he gradually grew worse until he passed away. It was a very unusual case of peritonitis. He leaves his parents, one sister (Violet), one brother (Raymond) besides many relatives and friends. Funeral services May 2 at the Pleasant Valley church by R. M. Weaver and J. J. Zimmerman.

Glick-Samuel H. Glick was born in Union Co., Pa., Oct. 12, 1862; died near Denbigh, Va., May 17, 1920; aged 57 y. 7 m. 5 d. Brother Glick was taken sick with pleurisy and was sick only 10 days. He was an active consistent member of the A. M. church since his youth and served the Sunday school as superintendent many years. Funeral services were held at Providence A. M. Church near Oyster Point, Virginia. He was buried at the ground near by. Funeral services were held by Bro. George M. Hostetler assisted by Bro George R. Brunk. He was united in marriage to Lydia Yoder of Wayne Co., Ohio in 1884, who survives, also two sons, and two daughters, Emery, John, Beulah, and Martha.

Heatwole-Sister Elizabeth S. Heatwole, daughter of the late Bro. and Sister Henry S. Heatwole, died of paralysis at the home of Bro. E. J. Suter, May 6; aged 66 y., 2 m., 22 d. She had been in her usual health until about 9 o'clock A. M., at which time she received the stroke and soon became unconscious, and remained in that condition until about 4 :30 o'clock of the same day when she passed away. She had been a faithful, consistent, and devoted member of the Mennonite Church for half a century and will be missed in the church and in the community, being of a kind and helpful disposition. She was never married and leaves one brother and two sisters to mourn their loss which we believe was her eternal gain. Funeral services were held at the Bank church May 5, conducted by the Bishop brethren S. H. Rhodes and L J. Heatwole from the words "Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their father" (Matt. 13 :43). Both speakers and Scripture having been selected by our deceased sister some time before her death. After the sermon her body was consigned to the earth in the cemetery nearby.

Sommer.- Leah Ramseyer Sommer was born in Paris Twp., Stark Co., Ohio. April 1, 1854, and died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Amos Schloneger, near Louisville, Ohio, May 19, 1920; aged 66 y., 1 m., 19 d. She united with the Amish Mennonites in her youth in which faith she remained until death. On Sept. 25, 1873, she was united in marriage to Jno. Sommer, which union was blessed with seven children, two sons and five daughters. Her husband and two daughters preceded her in death. She leaves to mourn her departure two sons, three daughters, twenty-six grandchildren, three brothers, four sisters and a host of near relatives and friends. She was a kind and loving mother, a wise counsellor in the Church, showing a deep interest in her Master's work. But may our loss be her eternal gain.

Derstine.-Noah B. Derstine was born Sept. 28, 1869; died April 29, 1920 at his late residence, Souderton. Pa., aged 50 y., 7 in., 1 d. On his way home from his work he suddenly became ill and a week later his entire right side became paralyzed. He seemed to know and understand everything, but was unable to talk till death came. In the neighborhood he was well liked for his kind deeds. He leaves a sorrowing widow, 1 daughter, and 5 sons, of whom 3 are married and 3 at home. Funeral May 5, with services at his residence and interment at the Rockhill meeting house. He was a faithful member of the Rockhill congregation. Brethren Jacob M. Moyer, William M. Landis, and A. 0. Histand officiated, after which the remains were laid to rest in the silent tomb.
"There's a shadow in our home now,
There's a voice that's hushed and still,
There's a father's face that's missing,
And a place no one can fill."

Brindle.-Susan (Cockley) Brindle, daughter of Henry and Mattie Cockley, was born in Cumberland Co., Pa., May 25, 1854; died May 6, 1920; aged 65 y., 11 in., 11 d. On Feb. 17, 1891, she was united in marriage to Bro. William Brindle and she united with the Mennonite Church in the fall of 1891 and has been a faithful and loving sister until death. Her death was due to a stroke. She leaves a sorrowing husband and 2 stepdaughters, Mrs. Mattie Mae Bartholomew and Mrs. Susan Emma Bortz; also 2 brothers, Joseph Cockley and H. E. Cockley; and 1 sister, Mrs. Mattie Sheaffer, and many relatives and friends to mourn her departure. Burial May 10, 1920, at the Brethren Church at Huntsdale. Services were conducted by W. P. Charlton. Text, Prov. 12:28.

God saw fit to call her higher,
But it seems, it cannot be;
And our home is now so lonely
Since her face we cannot see.

Wenger. --- Sister Emma Wenger, wife of Bro. D. P. Wenger and daughter of Bro. and Sister S. D. Heatwole, died of a complication of diseases at their home near Dale Enterprise, Va., May 13; aged 45 y. 6 m. She had been suffering from Tuberculosis for several years Other complications set in and she died very suddenly and unexpectedly. She had been a member of the Mennonite Church from early youth during which time she adorned her profession by living a consistent, faithful, devoted life, and died in the faith and we believe she entered into rest. She leaves besides her husband, one son, four daughters, three step-children, father and mother, four brothers, and three sisters to mourn their loss. Funeral services were held on May 15. conducted by the Brethren J. S. Martin and L. J. Heatwole from Psalm 4:8, after which her body was interred in the cemetery near the church.

Hertzler-Joseph Hertzler died at his late home near Denbigh. Va., May 13, 1920. of pulmonary tuberculosis, aged 71 y., 4 m., 6 d. He was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Jan. 7, 1849. While young he moved with his parents to Baltimore Co., Md., where he lived until December 1915, when he moved to Warwick Co., Va. His wife and one infant daughter preceded him to the spirit world. He was afflicted with Spanish influenza in February which settled on his lungs. He lingered for over two months-his vitality decreasing day by day. Life had no more attractions for him, he was anxiously awaiting his call to come up higher. He was an active member of the Mennonite Church. He leaves two brothers, four sons, two daughters and one adopted daughter, besides many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted by George Hostetler, Daniel Shenk and Geo. R. Brunk. Text Num. 23:10. Let me die the death of the righteous, and let my last end be like his!

Herr.-Rudolph S. Herr of Lane. Co.. Pa., entered into rest on May 12, 1920, in his 94th year. He was born Feb. 17, 1827. He had been blessed with good health, a good mind, and was conscious almost to the end. He never complained and was always resigned to the will of God. He was not sick-only fell asleep. He joined the Mennonite Church while young and remained faithful until the end. His seat was never vacant while health and strength permitted. Funeral services were held May 12 at his home at Abbeyville by Bro. Daniel Gish and at the Millersville Mennonite Church by Bro. Benj. Weaver, Bro. John Charles, Bro. Daniel Lehman, and Bro. Noah Mack. Text, I Thes. 4:13, 14. Burial in the Millersville Mennonite cemetery. His wife (who was Magdalene Landis), preceded him to the grave almost .34 years. He leaves 6 children (Elizabeth L., Rudolph L.. John L.. and Mrs. Henry B. Harnish), also 30 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren, and one sister.

A lovely one from us has gone.
A voice we loved is stilled
A place is vacant in our home
Which never can be filled."
By one of the family.

Transcriber's note: The obituary says "he leaves 6 children", but only names four of them. This is not a transcription error.

Moyer-Katie, daughter of Abram L. and Emma S. Landis, was born in Montg. Co., Pa., Nov. 23, 1899: died March 17, 1920; aged 20 y., 4 m., 3 d. She was united in marriage to Jacob W. Moyer Nov. 27, 1919. She leaves her husband, father, mother and two brothers (Elias and Willis), one sister (Lizzie Etta), and a host of friends. Our hearts are grieved and broken in the departure of our Katie. Our circle here is broken. Oh! May it be unbroken over there. Those who knew her best know the beauty of her character and what we may say of her is as nothing compared with the commendation she will receive from her Master on that great day. The church here feels that it has lost the earthly presence of a sister and that its number has been enlarged in the heavenly congregation. Funeral services March 21, from the Mennonite Church. Bro. A. C. Clemmer preached the sermon. After this the remains were laid to rest in the silent tomb nearby.

I cannot say, and I will not say,
That she is dead, she is just away.
With a cheery smile and a wave of a hand
She has wandered into an unknown land
And left us dreaming how very fair
It needs must he, as she lingers there

Halterman-On Tuesday morning of Jan. 27, 1920, the death angel visited the home of Bro. and Sister J. R. Halterman and took from them their oldest daughter Pearlie at the age of 13 y. 9 m. 23 d. Pearlie was sick one week, with an abscess; and on Monday was taken to Harrisonburg Hospital to undergo an operation. The operation was successful but her heart gave way; all that doctors and nurses could do for her failed to bring relief, and on Tuesday morning she passed from her earthly home to that mansion in the skies. Her father was with her at the time of her death. Pearlie was a kind and good girl. She was kind to all she knew and was ever ready to lend a helping hand to those who were in need. She was going to school when she was taken sick, but God does everything well, He never makes a mistake in calling us away from this earth to bloom in a fairer and happier land, where there is no sorrow, sickness or pain. Pearlie always had a cheerful smile for all she met and her smile will be greatly missed in her home. She leaves to mourn her loss father, mother, one brother, Jesse. and one sister, Golda, and one grandmother besides a host of relatives and friends. Funeral service was conducted at the home on Thursday morning by Pastor S. W. See, after which her body was laid to rest in the family lot beside that of her infant brother who died a few years ago. The family have the sympathy of the entire community in their sad bereavement.

Steinman.-Leah Schwartzendruber, beloved wife of Noah Steinman, was born May 13, 1864; died at Baden. Ont.. May 11, 1920; aged 55 y., 11 m., 25 d. Sister Leah united with the A. M. Church in her teens and was faithful unto death. United in matrimony Dec. 11, 1883. This union was blessed with 1 son and 2 daughters. 1 son and 1 daughter predeceased her in infancy. Interment took place on the 14th at Steinman's Church and cemetery, followed by a long concourse of mourning friends and acquaintances. She leaves her grief-stricken husband, 3 sons, 1 daughter, 1 foster-daughter, and 1 sister. Sister Leah came to her death while busily engaged with her husband in her garden, burning some rubbish. Bro. Noah, who is very feeble after an attack of influenza, went to the house for a few moments rest, and was aroused by her screams, hurried so her assistance and found her in flames. Her burns proved fatal after five days' suffering. Sister Leah was resigned to the will of God. Funeral service conducted by M. S. Zehr of Pigeon, Mich., and Eli Frey of Wauseon, Ohio, Text, Amos 3:6.

There's a shadow in our home now.
There's a voice that's hushed and still,
There's a Mother's face that's missing,
And a place no one can fill.
How she longed to see her Jesus
And to clasp him to her breast!
Farewell, mother, how we miss thee,
But we know God's ways are best."
The bereft.

Wyse.-Anna Mary Wyse. nee Graff was born in Schaffhausen, Canton Schaffhausen, Switzerland, October 14, 1847; died at her home near Rome, Iowa, May 21, 1920; aged 72 y. 7 m. 6 d. She came to America with her parents when she was two years old, settling in Fulton Co., 0., and endured all the privations and hardships of the early settlers. She was united in holy matrimony with John F. Wyse April 14, 1862. They were marred 53 years when Bro. Wyse died July 5, 1915. They came to Rome, Ia., in 1918, where they resided ever since with the exception of the time when they lived with their son Chris F. at Stryker, 0. After the father's death she with her daughter Maud returned to Rome, Ia. This union was blessed with ten children, five sons and five daughters. Four sons and one daughter have preceded her in death. The following are the surviving children who mourn the loss of the mother: Mrs. 0. 0. Swan, Mt. Pleasant, Ia., C. F. Wyse and Mrs. Barbara Graber, Stryker, 0.; Mrs. A. E. Peterson, Mt. Pleasant, Ia.; and Miss Maud Wyse, Rome, Ia. She also leaves two sisters, twenty-four grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren and a large host of friends and neighbors who cherish her memory The funeral was held at the Green-Mound Church near Trenton. Ia., on May 24, at 10 o'clock, conducted by the brethren Simon Gingerich and Daniel Graber, assisted by Rev. Weston, pastor of the Baptist church at Mt. Pleasant, Ia. Interment in the adjoining cemetery. The above departed sister accepted Christ as her personal Saviour in her young days, uniting with the Amish Mennonite Church and remained a faithful member until called by death. In her life she exemplified the true mother-heart in forgetting herself for the benefit of others, while in her suffering she was patient and endured her misfortunes with a cheerful hope of victory when the Master would call her home.


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Henderson. - Pearl, daughter of Robert and Lena Henderson, died May 24th, 1920, at Lyndhurst, Va., aged 15 y. 3 m. 18 d. She leaves father, mother, 3 brothers, and 4 sisters, one grandmother, and hos of relatives. She was an invalid all of her life. Whooping cough was the cause of her death. It was a shock to her parents as she was found dead in the bed. Funeral services were conducted by Bro. A. P. Heatwole. Text, John 10. She was laid to rest at the Mt. View Church.

Transcriber's note: "hos of relatives" as in original.

Lambright. - Alvin Leroy son of Bro. Fred and Sister Mable Lambright, was born near Shipshewana, Ind., Aug 6, 1919; died of complication of diseases May 27, 1920; aged 9 m. 4 d. He leaves father, mother, four grandparents, two great-grandmothers and many relatives and friends to mourn their loss. The few short days that Alvin was with us were full of pain and suffering, but now God saw fit to call him higher but it seems it could not be and our home is now so lonely. Funeral May 29, from the Shore Mennonite Church. Services by Y. C. Miller and J. P. Miller. Many friends and relatives met to pay the last tribute of respect to one whom they loved.

Bare. - Hannah Nold was born in Columbiana Co., Ohio, Dec 4, 1841; died May 15, 1920; aged 78 y. 5 m. 11 d. On Jan. 13, 1861, she was united in marriage with Noah Bare. On Feb 5, 1864, they removed to Union tp., Elkhart Co., Ind., where they lived the remainder of their lives. A short time after coming to their new home they were converted and united with the Mennonite Church in which they lived faithful Christian lives until death. Her husband preceded her Jan 31, 1913. Two grandchildren also preceded her. She leaves one daughter (Mrs. Cornelius Davidhizar) and one son (Pre. John H. Bare of the Salem, Ind., Cong.); also 5 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren and many relatives and friends. Her family mourn for one who was deeply concerned in their eternal welfare. Gone but not forgotten. We bow to His bequest. Buried May 18, 1920, in the Yellow Creek Cemetery. Services were conducted by Jonas Loucks and J. W. Christophel.

Smetter. - Elmer Lee Smetter was born Feb. 25, 1897, in Seward Co., Nebr.; died May 10, 1920, near Goehner, Nebr. He reached the age of 23 y. 2 m. 15 d. He leaves to mourn his early departure father, mother, 5 brothers, 6 sisters, and many relatives and friends. He united with the Amish Mennonite Church when 13 years old, and he remained a faithful member till death. His sickness, small-pox, was of only 3 days duration. Private funeral was held May 11 both at the house and the grave yard, conducted by Bro. J. H. Whitaker.
"Dear Elmer thou hast left us
 Thy loss we deeply feel;
 But 'tis God that hath bereft us
 He can all our sorrows heal."

Memorial services were held May 30, 1920, conducted by J. E. Zimmerman of Nebr., and Sam Garber and Andrew Shrock of Ill. The texts used were found in I Thes. 4:13-18; Heb. 4:9; 11:27,28.

Amacher. - Magdalena Shantz, a native of Kitchener, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada, was a daughter of Isaac and Elizabeth Shantz. She was born August 15, 1837, and died in Cullom, Ill., May 23, 1920; aged 82 y. 9 m. 8 d. She was married to Jacob Amacher on November 21, 1855, and lived in Livingston County, Ill., for about 50 years. Thirteen children were born to this union of which one preceded her to the Spirit world; also her husband about thirty years ago. She leaves to mourn their loss twelve children, 37 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. She united with the Mennonite Church when quite young and remained a faithful member until death. Her health began to fail her about two years ago. About three weeks ago she took her bed and gradually grew weaker with heart-trouble and old age until she passed away. Funeral was held in the Mennonite Church May 26, 1920, conducted by John W. McCulloh assisted by Rev. Stocking of the Methodist Church.

Salzmann. - Sister Veronica Litwiller, beloved wife of Joseph Salzmann, was born July 13, 1885; died of heart trouble May 25, 1920; aged 34 y. 10 m. 13 d. She was united in matrimony to Joseph Salzmann Oct. 17, 1908, which union was blessed with 5 children (Gladys, Sanford, Florin, and Clifford) - one died in infancy. She leaves husband, 4 children, parents, 3 brothers, 4 sisters and many relatives and friends. She united with the A. M. Church when in her teens and remained faithful to the end. We can hardly realize that she is gone, but we believe that our loss is her eternal gain. The community feels that they have lost the earthly presence of a sister and friend and that the number was enlarged in heaven. Two days before her death she called her daughter to her bed side and selected the hymns for her funeral. Funeral services were held at the A. M. Church near St. Agatha, conducted by Peter Boshart and Moses Shantz, using for the text, "Set thine house in order for thou shall die and not live". May God comfort the bereaved ones.
"Death has called one from our family;
 Whom we loved and cherished dear;
 She has left us here so lonely,
 We can't help but shed a tear.

 Oh can it be that she has left us,
 She who always had a smile?
 Yes, she's gone but soon we'll meet her,
 'Twill only be a little while."
By her sister.

Transcribed by Kathy Sparr Mott, Indiana.


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Rich. - Waldo Appleton Rich was born in Ft. Wayne, Ind., on March 28, 1913; departed this life at his home near Wakarusa, Ind., on May 17, 1920; aged 7 y. 1 m. 19 d. Those left to mourn his early departure are father, mother, one brother Roscoe; two sisters Dorthea Augusta and Eliza Lucile, and many friends. Services were conducted at the Eel River Baptist Church, near Churubusco, Ind., by R. F. Yoder using II Sam. 12:23 for his text. Burial in cemetery adjoining. May the Lord bless and comfort the bereaved family.

Hershberger. - Paul Emmert, son of Harvey and Minnie Hershberger, was born May 25, 1919; died near Holsopple, Pa., Feb. 20, 1920; aged 8 m. 20 d. Funeral services at the Blough Church conducted by S. G. Shetler and Simon Layman.

Ameigh. - Marian Grace, daughter of Joseph and Lizzie Ameigh, was born Jan. 24, 1919; died in Johnstown, Pa., Jan. 26, 1920; aged 1 y. 2 d. Funeral services at the Blough Church conducted by James Saylor and ---- Detweiler of the Church of the Brethren.

Thomas. - Twila Mae, daughter of Edgar and Bertha Thomas, was born Feb. 28, 1919; died in Holsopple, Pa., June 1, 1920; aged 1 y. 2 m. and 3 d. Funeral services were conducted at the home by S. G. Shetler and Lloyd Kniss and at the Blough Church by S. G. Shetler and L. A. Blough.

Note. - These three little lambs were the grandchildren of Bro. Henry and Sister Ellen Hershberger. The friends need not mourn without hope. They are only gone before and beckoning us to follow them. - L. A. B.

Inks. - Margaret Rebecca Inks was born Oct. 7, 1909; died May 3, 1920; aged 10 y. 6 m. 26 d. She was taken very suddenly, her death being due to uremic poisoning which followed measles. Her mother died when she was a baby, since which time she found a home with her Uncle and Aunt, Bro. and Sister Lloyd Berkshire. She is survived by her father, three brothers, one sister and many other relatives. Funeral at the Masontown Mennonite Church conducted by E. D. Hess. Text, II Sam. 12:22,23. Interment in cemetery near the church.

Mishler. - Sarah Hershberger Mishler was born in Topeka, Ind., May 13, 1846; died May 25, 1920, at the age of 74 y. 12 d. She was united in marriage to Andrew Yoder May 8, 1864, with whom she lived in holy matrimony for 7 years. To this union were born 5 children (4 sons and 1 daughter). He died June 16, 1871. She remained a widow for 4 years after which she united in marriage with Andrew Mishler April 18, 1875. They lived together for 22 years after which he died Feb. 21, 1897, leaving her with 7 children. She remained a widow to the time of her death, which was 23 years. She also leaves 50 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Services conducted by J. S. and J. J. Troyer at the Town Line Church.

Stoner. - Sister Lavina Stoner, daughter of Samuel and Katherine Stoner, died at her home at Ephrata, Pa., May 24, 1920; aged 17 y. and 11 m. She was born June 18, 1902, and would soon have reached her 18th birthday, but God saw otherwise and transferred her to Himself. Her loss is deeply felt in home, church and community as shown by the large concourse of people who attended the services at the church. She suffered from Spinal Meningitis. She was a dear young sister in the Church of a few years only, but greatly beloved and our loss is her gain. She leaves father, mother, 5 brothers, and 3 sisters and a host of relatives and friends. Funeral at Ephrata Mennonite Church, May 29, conducted by Bishops Benj. Weaver and Noah Mack. Burial at Hammer Creek graveyard.
L. M.

Forry. - Amanda E. (Gray) Forry was born Oct. 3, 1850; died May 27, 1920; aged 69 y. 7 m. 24 d. She was the wife of Pre. Theodore B. Forry who preceded her in death a little more than a year and a half. She leaves 2 sons (Harry and Paul), 2 daughters (Lizzie M. McGuigkham and Mabel M. Strobeck), and 3 grandchildren. Death was caused by dropsy. Funeral services at her late home in Windsor Twp., York Co., on May 30, conducted by ---- Whitemire of the Evangelical Church and J. H. Mosemann of the Mennonite Church. Buried beside her husband at Stony Brook Cemetery. She was known as a devoted mother and a good neighbor.
"A lovely one from us has gone,
 A voice we loved is stilled;
 A place is vacant in the home,
 Which never can be filled."

Sauder. - On Friday Morning June 4, 1920, the death angel visited the home of Bro. and Sister Martin Y. Sauder and took from them their oldest son, Clayton, aged 12 y. 8 m. 8 d. Clayton was taken ill in the fall with rheumatism and left him with a weak heart and all that doctors and kind parents could do for him failed to bring relief. On Friday morning he passed from his earthly home to that mansion in the skies. Clayton was a kind and good boy and was kind to all who knew him and ever ready to lend a helping hand to father and mother. While we want to say, "Lord, thy will be done," it is hard to understand. God never makes a mistake in calling us away from this earth to bloom in heaven. Clayton leaves to mourn their loss father, mother, one brother Amos, and four sisters, Nora, Bertha, Grace and Verna, and a host of relatives. The family circle here is broken but may it be unbroken over there. Clayton's Grandmother Harnish was killed by a trolley just a week previous to his death and we feel that dear Clayton has just gone to meet her in the skies. Funeral services were held Sunday, June 6, at his home by Bro. John Charles and at the Masonville Mennonite Church by Bro. John Charles and Bro. Christ Lehman. Text, II Kings 4:26. The body was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery.

Yoder. - Martha Yoder was born in Logan Co., Ohio, Nov. 13, 1842; died at her home in Goshen, Ind., May 16, 1920; aged 77 y. 6 m. 3 d. In Feb., 1861, she was united in marriage to Moses Yoder. A month later they accepted Christ as their personal Savior and united with the Mennonite Church. In this faith they continued together for a little over 59 years, when she fell peacefully asleep to await the meeting of loved ones at the resurrection morn. To this union were born 10 children, 3 having preceded her in death; leaving her husband, 4 sons, and 3 daughters to mourn their loss. Chancy E., of Carmer, Okla.; Arbert of Beloit, Ohio; Milo J. of Middlebury, Ind.; N. L. of Springfield, Ohio; Mrs. Emma Hess of Elkhart, Ind.; and Mrs. Cora Keyser and Mrs. Laura Stump of Goshen, Ind.; 27 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, 6 brothers, two sisters, and a host of friends. During her sickness of several months she was patient and bore her sufferings with Christian fortitude. Funeral services at the Clinton Frame Church by D. J. Johns assisted by Silas Yoder and D. D. Troyer.

Transcriber's Note: "Arbert" spelled as in original.

Transcribed by Kathy Sparr Mott, Indiana.


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Yoder. - Ruth Anna, daughter of Joseph and Callie Yoder, was born May 6, 1920; died May 29, 1920; aged 23 d. The funeral was held at the home on May 30, conducted by L. O. King and laid to rest in the Yoder Mennonite cemetery.

Cressman. - Paul Byler, son of Curtis and Amanda Cressman, was born June 5, 1920; died June 6, 1920. Short service and burial at Bean's Cemetery. "The Lord hath given and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord."

Geiser. - Samuel Geiser was born in Wayne Co., O., Jan. 2, 1900; died April 17, 1920, of pneumonia; aged 20 y. 5 m. 15 d. April 21, 1916, he was baptized and received into the Swiss Mennonite Church and remained faithful until the end. He leaves father, mother, 8 brothers and 1 sister. Funeral services were held by C. N. Amstutz and Jacob Nussbaum.

Lehman. - Bertha, daughter of Dan J. and Katie Lehman, was born in Wayne Co., O., Sept., 1909; died May 24, 1920, of acute yellow atrophy; aged 10 y. 7 m. 15 d. Funeral services were held at the Swiss Mennonite Church near Dalton, O., by Bro. Jacob Nussbaum. She leaves to mourn her early departure parents, 4 brothers and 3 sisters, an aged grandmother and a host of other relatives.

Geiser. - Lewis Geiser was born in Wayne Co., O.; died at his home near Apple Creek, O., May 25, 1920; aged 36 y. 7 m. 5 d. He leaves father, step-mother, 7 brothers and 1 sister. One brother preceded him about two months ago. He at that time already had a desire to leave this world. Funeral services were held May 28 at the Swiss Mennonite Church near Dalton, O., of which he had been a faithful member from his youth. Services were held by C. N. Amstutz and E. E. Zuercher of Lima, O.

Mellinger. - Jacob Mellinger was born Jan. 31, 1836; died May 20, 1920, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Mary Bloom, near Youngstown, O.; aged 84 y. 3 m. 19 d. He is survived by ten children, (5 sons and 5 daughters), 34 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren and 1 brother, John Mellinger, Goshen, Ind. His wife departed this world nearly fifteen years ago. He was of a loving disposition. Funeral at the Midway Mennonite Church conducted by the brethren E. M. Detwiler and David Lehman. Text, Job 5:26. Interment in adjoining cemetery.

Herman. - Annie (Ulrich) Herman, wife of Gustave Herman (deceased), was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., Dec. 8, 1864; died in Milford, Neb., June 5, 1920; aged 55 y. 5 m. 28 d. She was united in marriage with Gustave Herman 28 years ago. He preceded her 13 years. To this union were born 3 sons and 1 daughter, who survive her, together with her aged mother and 1 sister and 1 granddaughter. She was a faithful member of the A. M. East Fairview Church. Funeral services by L. O. Schlegel. Text, Heb. 9:27.
"All is over, hands are folded
 O'er a quiet, peaceful breast,
 All is over, pain is ended,
 Now dear mother is at rest."

Bare. - Clayton R. Bare was born near Bird-in-Hand, Pa., Oct. 29, 1877; died at General Hospital in Freeport, Ill., May 31, 1920; aged 42 y. 7 m. 2 d. Bro. Bare came west in the spring of 1901, locating in the vicinity of Sterling, Ill., where he resided until the time of his death. In 1906 he gave his heart to God and united with the Science Ridge Mennonite Church where he held membership until the time of his departure. On Aug. 10, 1909, he was united in marriage to Anna M. Mellinger. To this union two children were born (Hazel and Elva) who with their mother are left to mourn the death of husband and father. He also leaves his parents, 2 brothers and 2 sisters, all of Lancaster Co., Pa. Funeral services were conducted on June 3 at the Science Ridge Mennonite church in charge of the home ministers, A. E. Kreider and A. C. Good, where a large number of relatives and friends gathered to pay a last tribute of respect. May our Father comfort the hearts of His sorrowing ones.

Kuepfer. - Daniel Kuepfer was born Oct. 15, 1841, in Waterloo Co., Ont.; died June 5, 1920, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. C. C. Steckley, near Albany, Oreg.; aged 78 y. 7 m. 21 d. His death was caused by dropsy of the heart. He suffered much in his last days but he bore it patiently. In his youth he accepted Christ and united with the A. M. Church remaining faithful unto the end. On Jan. 30, 1866, he was united in marriage to Catharine Boshart. To this union were born 3 daughters (Rachel, Sarah, Mary). Sarah preceded him in death Oct. 1, 1907. In the year 1879 they moved from Ontario to Seward Co., Nebr., and in the fall of 1912 they moved to Albany, Oreg. He leaves a sorrowing companion, 2 daughters, 5 grandchildren, 1 sister, 2 brothers, besides many relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted June 7, 1920, by Dan Erb in German at the home; text, Psa. 90, and at the church by C. R. Gerig in German, text Isa. 57:1,2 and Bro. A. P. Troyer in English. Text, II Tim. 4:6,7. Burial in the Riverside Cemetery.

Transcribed by Kathy Sparr Mott, Indiana.

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