Gospel Herald - Volume XII, Number 49 - March 4, 1920 - pp. 926, 927
Bair.-Sister Anna Bair died at her home in Hanover, Pa., Feb. 8, 1920, from infirmities; aged 87 y. 9 m. 4 d. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for many years. Sister Anna was never married and there are no near relatives surviving, a sister having died about 4 years ago at about the same age. Funeral services were held Feb. 11 at the Hanover Church conducted by Bros. Daniel Stump and Peter Shank. Text, Job. 5:26. Burial at Bair's meeting house.
Kendal.-Orpha Kendal was born Sept. 27, 1913; died Feb. 10, 1920; aged 6 y. 4 m. 13 d. Cause of death was scarlet fever. She is the youngest of the family. She leaves her mother, step-father, 1 brother, 5 sisters, 2 step-sisters. She was buried at the Walnut Creek, Ohio, Amish Mennonite Cemetery. Memorial service later. Service at the grave by S. H. Miller.
Miller.-Nathan C. Miller was born near Walnut Creek, Ohio, May 16, 1884; died Feb. 13, 1920; aged 35 y. 8 m. 27 d. Cause of death influenza septicemia. He leaves his widow, 4 sons, 1 daughter, father, 3 brothers, 3 sisters. A son and daughter preceded him. Memorial service later. He was buried on 15th at the Walnut Creek Amish Mennonite cemetery. Services by S. H. Miller.
Keagy.-Sister Louisa A. Keagy, wife of Joseph G. Keagy, died at her home near Hanover, Pa., Jan. 5, 1920; aged 60 y. 1 m. 1 d. Besides her husband she is survived by 2 daughters and 1 son. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for a number of years. Funeral services were held Jan. 8, at the Hanover Church conducted by Bros. Daniel Stump and Peter Shank. Text, I Sam. 20:3, latter clause. Burial in the Keagy graveyard.
Schmucker.-Abe C., son of Christian and Mary D. (Schlaubaugh) Schmucker, was born in Marshall Co., Ind., Dec. 30, 1882; died near Mylo, N. Dak., on Jan 25, 1920; aged 37 y. 26 d. He had the influenza and pneumonia, and was sick 8 days. He was married to Lizzie Gingerich on Mar. 6, 1919. He leaves wife, father, mother, 6 brothers and one sister. He was a member of the Amish Church. Funeral services conducted by Moses M. Yoder; burial on Saturday the 31st.
Ford.-Wilbur J. Ford was born July 4, 1899; died of pneumonia following influenza Feb. 20, 1920; aged 20 y. 7 m. 16 d. He leaves some relatives and many friends. He was an orphan boy, without Christian home influences or training. Yet during his short sickness he realized his need of a Savior, confessed Christ, and was received into the Mennonite Church by water baptism. Funeral services at Marion, Pa., Church, conducted by Brethren C. V. Martin and W. W. Hege. Text, Rom. 5:1.
Meads.-William G. Meads was born in York Co., Pa., Dec. 25, 1841; died at his home in Sciota Mills, Stephenson Co., Ill., Feb. 5, 1920; aged 78 y. 1 m. 10 d. Death was caused by pneumonia and heart failure. He leaves wife, one son, and one daughter. Two sons preceded him to the spirit world, and their son (James) three days after the father's departure. He was a member of the Mennonite Church. Funeral services Feb. 8 at their home, S. E. Graybill and J. S. Shoemaker in charge. Text, Job 16:22.
Brenneman.-Irvin, son of Samuel B. and Catharine Brenneman of Van Wert Co., Ohio, was born in Putnam Co., Ohio, Sept. 15, 1882; died at the home of his parents, Jan. 28, 1920, after one week's sickness of peritonitis; aged 37 y. 4 m. 13 d. He leaves father, mother, one brother, four sisters, and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held from Fairview Church, January 31, conducted by E. G. Stover of Grover Hill, Ohio, after which the remains were laid to rest in the Salem Cemetery in Allen Co., there to await the summons from on high.
Knapp.-Ella Wise Knapp was born near Wadsworth, O., Aug. 7, 1892; died of influenza at her home in Wadsworth Feb. 17, 1920; aged 27 y. 6 m. 10 d. She was the daughter of Elmer and Susan Leatherman. Her mother died when Ella was 9 months old. Her father preceded her in death about 2 years. She was married to Grover Knapp Apr. 16, 1919. She was baptized and received into the Mennonite Church at about the age of 15. She leaves husband, step-mother, half-sister and two half-brothers. Funeral held at the house, Feb. 19, by J. M. Kreider.
Boll.-Anna Mary, daughter of Pre. Jos. A. Boll, was born June 26, 1914; died at the home of her parents near Manheim, Pa., February 18, 1920; aged 5 y. 7 m. 22 d. There remain to mourn her early departure father, mother, five brothers, two sisters and the aged grandfather (Pre. Jos. Boll, Sr.). Funeral conducted from the home by Bro. Aaron H. Wenger, further services at Hernley's meeting house by the brethren, Isaac Brubaker, Peter R. Nissley, and John B. Snavely. Text, Psa. 4:8. Interment made in adjoining cemetery.
Roth.-Mildred Berneda, youngest daughter of Frank L. and Ada Roth, was born Nov. 21, 1917; died Feb. 10, 1920; aged 2 y. 2 m. 19 d. Little Mildred was rather a delicate and feeble child, not growing and developing in strength as fast as a healthy child. On Feb. 5 the parents noticed that the child was not well and soon became seriously sick with pleuro-pneumonia. She leaves parents, 4 sisters, besides a large number of relatives. Funeral services at the Lockport A. M. Church, Feb. 12, conducted by E. L. Frey and S. D. Grieser. Interment in Lockport Cemetery.
Thomas.-Lydia Ann (Schrock) Thomas, wife of Daniel Thomas, was born May 30, 1892; died near Mylo, Rolette Co., N. Dak., Feb. 4, 1920; aged 27 y. 8 m. and a few days. Her sickness was influenza. She leaves a sorrowing husband and 5 small children, father, mother, brother, and sister. She was a daughter of Isaiah and Tilla (Flick) Schrock of Hutchinson, Kans. She was a member of the Old Amish Church. Funeral services were held at her late home on Friday the 6th by the brethren, Jos. C. Gingerich in English and Moses M. Yoder in German. She was buried on Tuesday afternoon the 10th at the cemetery of this place.
Roth.-Sarah, oldest daughter of Nicholas J. and Mary Roth, was born in Williams Co., O., July 11, 1882; died at the home of her father Feb. 12, 1920; aged 37 y. 7 m. 1 d. Sister Sarah accepted Christ as her personal Savior and united with the Amish Mennonite Church at the age of 17 and remained a faithful member until death. She was the second fatal victim of influenza in this family in a little over 15 months' time. She leaves an aged father, 6 sisters, 3 brothers, and a host of relatives and friends. Funeral services at the house Sunday afternoon, Feb. 15, conducted by E. L. Frey. Text, Psa. 90:12. Interment in Eckley Cemetery.
Beyler.-Elsie Hostetler Beyler was born March 28, 1891, in McPherson Co., Kans.; died at her home near Harper, Kans., from pneumonia following influenza on Feb. 20, 1920; aged 28 y. 10 m. 22 d. She united with the Mennonite Church at the age of twelve and was a faithful member and worker until death. She was married to Christian Beyler March 12, 1914. She leaves husband, 3 children (Velma, Victor, Clayton), father, mother, 7 brothers and 4 sisters, besides a large number of other relatives and friends. The deceased was a daughter of Bro. and Sister H. E. Hostetler. Elsie was a very kind and affectionate mother and wife. During her affliction she was very patient. She was of a quiet disposition, loved and respected by all who knew her. It is sad, but we mourn not as tho we had no hope. The bereft family have the sympathy of the entire neighborhood. Peace to her soul.
Yoder.-Abaline (Roush) Yoder was born in Union Co.,
Pa., Sept. 8, 1842. When but a mere child her mother died. She
was raised by Bro. Chris. Byler and wife. In her youth she united
with the Mennonite Church and remained a faithful member until
death. On Feb. 25, 1864, she was united in marriage to Isaiah
Yoder. She died Tuesday morning, Feb. 10, 1920, aged 77 y. 5 m.
2 d. To this union were born 4 girls and 5 boys. Henry R., her
eldest son, preceded her to the spirit world Dec. 27, 1889.
At peace and rest lies our dear mother.
Oh what pain she had to bear.
She expressed her desire to go,
Leaving behind her every care.
Funeral services at the home by L. J. Miller (Jno. 14); at Sycamore Grove by J. J. Hartzler in German (Psa. 90) and in English by I. G. Hartzler. Text, Hosea 6:1-3.
Meads.-James M. Meads was born near McConnell, Ill., Feb. 28, 1878; died at his home in Stephenson Co., Ill., Feb. 9, 1920; aged 41 y. 11 m. 19 d. He united with the Mennonite Church in 1901 and lived a consistent Christian life until death. Feb. 20, 1902, he was united in marriage to Sister Anna Pfile who with the following children are left to mourn his departure: Paul, Harrold, Ethel, and Emery. One son preceded the father to the spirit world. He is also survived by his aged mother, one brother, and one sister. Funeral services at their home in charge of Bro. S. E. Graybill. Text, John 16:33, latter clause. Burial in the Mennonite Cemetery.
Britsch.-Conrad Britsch was born Sept. 26, 1858; died near Pettisville, O., Feb. 16, 1920; aged 61 y. 4 m. 20 d. He was united in marriage to Mary Wyse Mar. 27, 1883. He leaves a sorrowing wife, 2 sons, 2 grandchildren, 2 brothers, 2 sisters, and a host of relatives and friends to mourn their loss. One infant son preceded him to the Spirit world. In his younger years he accepted Christ as his personal Savior and united with the Amish Mennonite Church of which he was a faithful member until death. Funeral services at the Central A. M. Church Thursday morning, Feb. 19 conducted by E. L. Frey and Henry Rychener. Texts, Prov. 14:32 and Jno. 14:1-3. Interment in Pettisville Cemetery.
Horst.-Jacob S. Horst was born near Maugansville, Md., Dec. 17, 1879; died near Peabody, Kans., Feb. 20, 1920; aged 40 y. 2 m. 3 d. He was united in marriage with Anna Beck May 23, 1906. To this union were born seven children. One preceded her father in infancy. He leaves his deeply bereaved wife, 6 children, 5 brothers, and 3 sisters. He gave his heart to God and united with the Mennonite Church at the age of twenty-two and remained a consistent and faithful member to the end. He was smitten with influenza which developed into pneumonia and in spite of all that medical skill and care could do it resulted fatally. Funeral services Feb. 22, by Brethren J. F. Brunk, T. M. Erb, C. Reiff, and D. H. Bender. Text, Psa. 115:16.
Yoder.-Samuel C. Yoder was born in Iowa Co., Iowa, Sept. 14, 1867; died at his late home near Matheson, Colo., Dec. 20, 1919; aged 52 y. 3 m. 6 d. Services at his home by the Steinmetz, after which the remains were shipped to Wellman, Iowa, accompanied by his 3 children (and his brother and two sisters who arrived at his bedside 10 hours before his death) going to the home of his brother Daniel, from whose home the funeral was held Tuesday, Dec. 23, and at the West Union Church where services were conducted by E. G. and P. P. Swartzendruber in German and J. K. Yoder in English, after which the remains were laid to rest in the Upper Deer Creek Cemetery beside his wife who preceded him 10 years ago. He leaves one son and two daughters to mourn his departure; also 1 brother and 2 sisters, all present at the funeral.
Yost.-Lydia (Petersheim) Yost died at her home near
Gap, Pa., Nov. 10, 1919; aged 69 y. 6 m. 22 d. Altho not in the
best of health for some time her death, due to heart trouble,
came very suddenly. After going about her duties with unusual
activity, she retired at bed-time but was soon taken sick and
calmly passed away, being resigned to the Lord's will. She leaves
six children as follows: Mrs. Abner Hertzler, Mrs. Joseph Umble,
Elam, Eva L., Mrs. Elam Stoltzfus, and Christian; also two sisters
and three brothers. One daughter (Susie) preceded her in death.
Her husband and an infant son also preceded her some years ago.
She was a member of the A. M.Church. Services Nov. 13 by Bros.
J. S. Mast, Amos B. Stoltzfus, and John A. Kennel at Millwood
Church. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
"Tell mother I'll be there, in answer to her prayer,
This message, guardian angels, to her bear.
Tell mother I'll be there, heaven's joys with her to share.
Yes, tell my darling mother I'll be there."
Holdeman.-Cora Weldy Holdeman was born near Wakarusa, Ind., Mar. 6, 1896. She confessed Christ as her Savior at the early age of twelve, uniting with the Mennonite Church and the Holdeman congregation. She remained faithful to the time of her death. She was married to Harry Holdeman Aug. 4, 1915. To this union were born two sons, one of whom preceded her in death. After a severe attack of pneumonia she passed away Feb. 6, 1920; aged 23 y. 11 m. She leaves her husband, one son (Robert L.), 1 brother, 1 half-brother, 1 half-sister, father, step-mother, and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services at the Holdeman Church conducted by D. A. Yoder. Burial in the Olive cemetery.
Nusbaum.-John Calvin Nusbaum was born in Richland Co., Ohio, Dec. 10, 1854; came to Indiana at the age of five years and grew to manhood in Elkhart Co. Was united in marriage with Sister Fanny Yoder in June, 1883. To this union were born three daughters and one son. One daughter died in infancy. After marriage they moved to Kansas where he was converted and united with the Church. After several years moved back to Indiana. In 1901 they moved to Michigan where his wife died March 22, 1914. He died Dec. 1, 1919. He leaves two daughters, one son (Mrs. A. A. Kauffman, Mrs. Abe Fullerton and Irva). Also a step-mother, two brothers, three sisters, two half-brothers, one half-sister, and many relatives and friends. Buried in the Forest Grove Cemetery. Funeral services by D. D. Miller.
Eash.-Sister Ida (Rader) Eash was born June 10, 1902,
in Lagrange Co., Ind.; died Feb. 14, 1920; aged 17 y. 8 m. 4 d.
She was united in marriage to David M. Eash, Sept. 30, 1919. She
leaves husband, father, mother, step-father, two half-brothers,
two half-sisters and a host of friends and relatives. She united
with the Town Line Church in Sept., 1917. In Sept., 1919, she
united with the Clinton Mennonite Church of which she was a faithful
member to the end. She was of a quiet but cheerful disposition,
kind-hearted and upright, and was loved by all who knew her. She
was sick only a short time and very calmly passed away. Funeral
services by Silas Yoder, D. D. Troyer and D. J. Johns. Burial
at Union Chapel Cemetery.
"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."
Hershberger.-Leah (Gingrich) Hershberger, widow of the late Tobias Hershberger, was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., June 5, 1844; died at her late home near Goltry, Okla., Feb. 20, 1920; aged 75 y. 8 m. 15 d. On Aug. 18, 1872, she was married to Tobias Hershberger who preceded her in death May 4, 1918. To this union 2 sons were born (Simon and William). In June, 1873, she united with the Mennonite Church and remained a faithful member till death. She had poor health the last 36 years of her life. She suffered more or less with rheumatic fever, these 36 years. On Dec. 12, 1915, she was paralyzed on her right side and was bedfast till death. She bore affliction patiently, waiting for the Lord to call her home. She has lived in Canada, Michigan, Tennessee, and Oklahoma. She is survived by 2 sons, 3 grandsons, 2 granddaughters, 3 brothers, 1 sister, and a number of nephews and nieces. Funeral services at her late home and at the Milan Valley Church. Burial in the cemetery nearby on Feb. 23. Services were conducted by Bro. S. C. Miller and Bro. D. Y. Hooley. Text, Rev. 14:13.
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Schultz.-Earl, infant son of Enos and Mary Schultz, near Poole, Ont., died Feb. 13, 1920, aged 4 weeks. He leaves father, mother, and one brother. Funeral services at the Poole Mennonite Church conducted by Christian S. Zehr and Daniel Lebold. The remains were laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery.
Neuhauser.-Eliza Salzman was born Sept. 21, 1849, at New Orleans, La.; died of heart failure at Gridley, Ill., Feb. 17, 1920; aged 70 y. 4 m. 27 d. On July 23, 1871, she was married to Joseph Zehr. Three sons were born to this union: viz., Emanuel, Edwin, and George (deceased). Her husband died in 1882. On June 11, 1907, she was married to Valentine Neuhauser of Gridley, Ill. She leaves a sorrowing husband, 2 sons, 2 brothers, one half-sister; 10 grandchildren, and 4 step-grandchildren. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church from her youth and was loved by all who knew her. Funeral services were held at the Hopedale Mennonite Church the 19th with Bros. Dan Slagel of Flanagan and J. C. Birky of Hopedale, in charge.
Bixler.-Andrew, son of Noah and Anna Bixler, was born in Wayne Co., Ohio, July 11, 1898; died of pneumonia Feb. 22, 1920, at the hospital in Canton, O., in which city he had been working all winter; aged 21 y. 7 m. 12 d. Funeral services were held on the 25th at the Swiss Mennonite Church near Dalton, O., of which he had been a member. Services were held by J. S. Moser and C. N. Amstutz. He leaves parents, one brother, and a host of relatives and friends.
Oberly.-Eliza Richenbach Oberly was born in Switzerland Jan. 10, 1852; died of apoplexy at her home near Apple Creek, O., Feb. 17, 1920; aged 68 y. 1 m. 7 d. Feb. 3, 1876, she was united in marriage to John Oberly. To this union were born 2 sons and 2 daughters. All but 1 son preceded her in death. She leaves her husband, one son (Daniel), 2 grandchildren, 3 brothers, and 1 sister to mourn her sudden departure. Funeral services were held at the Swiss Mennonite Church by Bro. C. N. Amstutz. Text, I Sam. 20:3.
Heckendorn.-Maria Good was born in the township of Waterloo on Dec. 29, 1837, and died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Thomas Underwood, Bridgeport, Ont., Feb. 22, 1920. On June 27, 1858, she was married to John Heckendorn, who predeceased her about three years. To this union were born ten children, of whom eight are still living. She leaves 8 children, 47 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted on Feb. 25th from Bridgeport to the Cressman church, Breslau, Ont. Services were conducted by Oscar Burkholder.
Stoltzfus.-Daniel Stoltzfus was born in Groffdale, Pa., Oct. 29, 1841; died at the home of his daughter, Parkesburg, Pa., ------ 12, 1920; aged 77 y. 4 m. 7 d. He was a faithful member of the Amish Mennonite Church, having been a minister for thirty years. He was confined to his bed five weeks, being able to eat but little for the last three weeks. He had eight children-5 sons and 3 daughters. The wife and 4 children preceded him in death. Funeral services at the home conducted by John Kennel and at Millwood Church, Lancaster Co., by Amos B. Stoltzfus and John Stoltzfus.
Kauffman.-Magdalena Kauffman died at the home of her son, Joseph Kauffman, Clearwater County, Idaho, aged 84 years. She was born in Alsace-Lorraine, France, and came to this country with her parents at the age of six years. She was married to Joseph Kauffman of Iowa over sixty years ago. In 1878 they moved to Kansas thence to Washington and from there to Idaho, where they resided for 10 years. She was the mother of 7 children, 4 of whom survive viz: John, Joseph, Daniel, and Samuel. She is also survived by her husband, 1 sister, 2 brothers, 14 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Mennonite Church since her youth. Funeral service conducted by J. A. Hoffman.
Bressler.-Sarah Catherine Bressler (nee Sieber) was born Oct. 21, 1852; died Feb. 24, 1920; aged 67 y. 4 m. 3 d. She was married on June 15, 1872, to Wm. Bressler. To this union were born seven children, two of whom preceded her in death. She is survived by a sorrowing husband, 3 sons and 2 daughters, 20 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. One brother also survives. She united with the Cross Road's Mennonite Church in May, 1877, and was a faithful member thruout the remainder of her life. A loving mother is gone from the home, a faithful sister from the Church, but we are confident that she has just gone before to the realms of eternal bliss. Funeral services conducted by Bros. Wm. W. Graybill and Samuel Leiter. Text, I Thes. 4:18. Interment in Richfield Cemetery.
Lefever.-Christian M. Lefever was born near Lititz, Pa., July 4, 1861; died at his late home, Feb. 14, 1920, from a complication of diseases, after being confined to bed two weeks; aged 58 y. 7 m. 10 d. He lived all his life where he was born. He was a member of the East Petersburg Mennonite Church and served as minister at that place for 17 years. He leaves to mourn his departure a sorrowing widow (who was Fannie Brubaker before marriage) and two children (Harry B., and Mary B.) both at home. Also these brothers and sisters: John, Ben, Jacob, Mrs. Abe Kline, and Mrs. Annie Bishop. Funeral services were held on Feb. 19 at the house by Frank Kreider and further services at the East Petersburg Mennonite Church by Peter Nissley, Noah Landis and John Charles. Burial in adjoining cemetery.
Moser.-Benjamin Moser was born in Croghan, N. Y.; died
in Croghan, Feb. 22, 1920; aged 22 y. 4 m. 19 d. He accepted Christ
and united with the A. M. Church at the age of 17 and remained
a faithful member until death. His death was caused by influenza
and later developed into pneumonia. He leaves father, 7 sisters,
and 3 brothers to mourn his death. His mother and 2 brothers preceded
him to the spirit world. He is missed in Church and Sunday school,
where he was a regular attendant, and whenever called upon to
do a mission for the Lord he accepted it. His regular day habits
were a light to the world. Our loss is his eternal gain. Funeral
services were conducted by Joe Lehman in English (Texts, Jas.
4:13, 14; Amos 4:12), assisted by Chris. Roggie (II Cor. 5). His
favorite song was also read (152 in Hymnal). Interment at Kirschnerville
Zimmerman.-Katherine Alice, daughter of Bro. Jacob and
Susan Zimmerman, was born in Harper Co., Kans., Feb. 10, 1899;
came with her parents to Protection, Kans., in 1907; died Feb.
15, 1920; age 21 y. 5 d. Her death was caused by influenza and
pneumonia. At the time of her death she had been employed near
Hesston, Kans., when she took sick. She was taken to the Axtell
Hospital in Newton and sent for her mother who came at once to
her bedside. She passed away in five short days. She was brought
home where funeral was held on Feb. 18. Short service was conducted
at the home by C. H. Reiff assisted by D. D. Miller. Buried in
the cemetery adjoining Protection Mennonite Church of which she
had been a member. She was preceded in death by father, one brother,
and one sister. She leaves her widowed mother, 5 brothers, 4 sisters,
besides a host of relatives and friends. She was conscious till
almost the last and expressed herself ready to go.
"Dearest sister thou hast left us,
Here our loss we deeply feel;
But 'tis God that hath bereft us,
He can all our sorrows heal."
Yost.-Lydia Yost, widow of Eli Yost, was born April
18, 1850; died Nov. 10, 1919, at her home near Gap, Pa.; aged
69 y. 6 m. 22 d. She was the mother of eight children. Her husband
and one son (in fancy) and one daughter preceded her to the spirit
world. There remain 4 daughters, 2 sons, 8 grandchildren, 3 brothers,
3 sisters, and many relatives and friends. For the last two years
she often had attacks of heart failure which was the cause of
her sudden death. We fully realize the words, "What is home
without a mother?" as she was the homemaker since father's
death which was sixteen years. She was a member of the Amish Mennonite
Church and lived a consistent Christian life. Why these sudden
changes take place we cannot understand, but some day we will
learn that God doeth all things well. Services from the Millwood,
Pa., A. M. Church by Jno. S. Mast and Amos Stoltzfus.
"Then let me choose the path she chose
And her again I soon shall see.
Beyond this world of sin and woes,
With Jesus in eternity."
--By her daughter Eva.
Hartzel.-Susan Rickert Hartzel was born in Bucks Co.,
Pa., Jan. 14, 1845. She was the oldest of nine children of Henry
and Mary Rickert. When twelve years of age, she together with
her parents, moved to Medina Co., Ohio, in Sept., 1871. She was
united in marriage to John S. Hartzel. Nov. 3, 1877, she confessed
her Savior and became a member of the Lutheran Church. In 1909
she transferred her church membership uniting with the Wadsworth
Mennonite Church. She died of apoplexy Feb. 15, 1920, at the age
of 75 y. 1 m. 1 d. For the last ten years she has been making
her home with her sons. As long as her health permitted she was
a regular attendant at Sunday school and church services. She
leaves three sons (Nelson H., Lloyd J., and Elmer W.), five grandchildren,
three brothers and three sisters (Allen, John, Mrs. M. G. Howder,
Mrs. Emma Drissel, Harvey Rickert, and Mrs. Jeremiah Loehr). Funeral
services were held Feb. 18 by Bro. M. M. Lehman. Text, II Cor.
5:1. Burial in Cemetery at Wadsworth, Ohio.
"Some sweet day when life is o'er,
We shall meet above;
We shall greet those gone before,
In that home of love."
--By a sister.
Steider.-Joseph Steider was born in Alsace Lorraine, Sept. 1, 1834; died Feb. 8, 1920, at his old homestead near Metamora, Ill., at the home of his son David W. Steider. His health was failing for some years from weak heart, which was the cause of his death. He came to Illinois at the age of 14 years. They set sail from France in September, 1848, and 48 days later landed in New Orleans. They spent a month there and then they went to St. Louis where his father took sick and a week later he died while yet young, being only 42 years old. The unfortunate mother and children were thus left without his protection in a strange country and with but limited means. They remained at St. Louis for 2 months, then came on to Woodford County, and the mother rented a house 2 miles west of Metamora. In the course of a few years they moved on the place where he lived until his death. He was united in marriage to Anna Stauffer March 18, 1866. To this union were born 3 sons and 2 daughters. His wife, 2 sons, 1 daughter and one grandchild preceded him in death. There remain one son, one daughter, 14 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, and many relatives and friends. He united with the A. M. Church in his youth and remained faithful until his death. He had a helping hand to help wherever needed and was able to go until of late years when his health failed.
Moyer.-Mahala Richardson Moyer, daughter of Daniel and Nancy Richardson was born in Elkhart Co., Ind., Apr. 4, 1845, where she grew to womanhood and spent the remainder of her eventual life. Departed this life Feb. 23, 1920; aged 74 y. 10 m. 19 d. She was married to Jacob Sternberg, Oct. 2, 1862. To this union were born two children (Cora E., and Benj. F.). Mr. Sternberg died July 26, 1880. She was again united in marriage to Benj. F. Moyer Aug. 22, 1883, who had four children by a former marriage. To this union were born two children (Geo. M., and Grace I.). Mr. Moyer also preceded her in death May 11, 1915. At an early age she gave her heart unto the Lord and united with the Church of the Brethren. A few years later she united with the Mennonite Church in which she remained true and faithful until death. Her's was a life of usefulness, a mother to the motherless, always with patience, devotion, and Christian charity, showing herself a friend indeed in time of need. She was preceded in death by husbands and 4 children. Those left to mourn her departure are 4 children (Nina, Frank, Milo, and Grace I.), two brothers (Allen and Josiah), two sisters (Olive and Rachel), fifteen grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, besides many relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Olive Church, conducted by the brethren, Henry Weldy and Silas Weldy. Text, II Tim. 4:7. Burial in the adjoining graveyard. Peace to her ashes.
Transcriber's note: In the Moyer obit it reads "and spent the remainder of her eventual life." I'm wondering if the intended word was eventful? I typed it as it appeared in the obit.
Stutzman.-Harriet Pauline Stutzman died Feb. 12, 1920; aged 3 y. 8 m. 14 d. She was the daughter of Chris. and Luella Stutzman. Funeral services at the home. The remains laid to rest in Plainview Cemetery near Aurora, Ohio.
Weber.-Alberta Margaret Weber, youngest daughter of Noah and Sarah Weber, was born Oct. 22, 1918; died Dec. 10, 1919; aged 1 y. 1 m. 18 d. Her father and mother and seven sisters mourn her early departure. The funeral was conducted by Allan Good at the house and Bro. N. B. Stauffer at the Church. Interment being made in the adjoining cemetery.
Frey.-Abram B. Frey died at his home near Chambersburg, Pa., Feb. 25, 1920, after an illness of 8 days, with pneumonia; aged 26 y. 8 m. 12 d. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church and interested in the various activities of the Church. He leaves his wife and one daughter who have the sympathy of the Church. Funeral services Feb. 27, 1920, at the Mennonite Church, conducted by Jos. E. Lehman and Geo. S. Keener. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
Nold.-Susan Nold of Columbiana, O., was born Feb. 17, 1847; died Jan. 8, 1920; aged 72 y. 8 m. 21 d. She united with the Mennonite Church a number of years ago, in which she remained a faithful member till death. Her end came after suffering several months with cancer of the stomach. Although much suffering accompanied her sickness she bore it patiently. Funeral services at the home of the Weaver sisters, Columbiana, Jan. 8, 1920, in charge of the brethren, Witmer and Steiner.
Landis.-Henry Z. Landis died Feb. 21, 1920, Bucks Co.,
Pa.; aged 73 y. 1 m. 14 d. Death was due to pneumonia. He leaves
a widow and 3 children. One of these (Mrs. Irvin Conway) passed
away 12 days after his death. His illness was of 6 days' duration.
Owing to sickness in the family funeral services were postponed
to a later date, when memorial services are to be held.
We bow in submission, dear Father,
And say, Let His whole will be done,
Only take us to his blessed Savior,
When our race on earth shall be done.
Shantz.-Eldon, son of Bro. and Sister Jonathan Shantz, died near Carstairs, Alta.; aged 30 y. 3 m. 26 d. Death was due to influenza, being sick about ten days. Eldon was converted in June, 1918, during a series of meetings held by Bro. C. Z. Yoder. Soon after he united with the Church and lived a consistent Christian until death. The remains were laid to rest in the West Zion Cemetery near Carstairs, Alta., burial services being conducted by Bro. N. R. Weber. Memorial services are to be held at a later date. May God bless the bereaved ones.
Hartzler.-Fanny, daughter of Gabriel and Barbara Yoder, was born in Lawrence Co., Pa., March 12, 1849; died of a complication of diseases, at her home in West Liberty, Ohio, Jan. 24, 1920; aged 70 y. 10 m. 12 d. While yet a girl she moved with her parents to Mifflin Co., Pa., near Belleville. Here she lived until the early eighties, when she left her home and came to Logan Co., Ohio, to work. At this place, in the spring of 1884, she was married to Yost Hartzler. To this union were born 2 children (Ella and J. Roy). She is preceded in death by 3 brothers and 3 sisters. She is survived by her husband, 2 children, 3 grandchildren, one brother (Isaac Z. Yoder) and one sister (Barbara Yoder). Since her early years she had been a member of the Amish Mennonite Church. In health she was always a regular attendant at church services. "For me to live is Christ and to die is gain." Funeral services at South Union Church in charge of Bros. A. I. Yoder and J. S. Shoemaker. Burial in South Union Cemetery.
Dambach.-Joseph H. Dambach died at his home near Columbia, Pa., Feb. 11, 1920; aged 70 y. 5 m. 19 d. He had been a sufferer for many years which he bore patiently. His wife died 13 years ago, she being the daughter of the late Pre. Samuel Meyers. Two sons and 4 daughters are left to mourn their loss, also 4 sisters and 5 brothers. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church, worshiping at Columbia Mission and Mountville congregation. Funeral services at Habecker's Church conducted by Bros. J. C. Habecker, John Senger, and Christian Lehman. Text, I Thes. 4:13. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
Kuhns.-Bro. Christian W. Kuhns of Chambersburg, Pa., was born Dec. 20, 1853; died Feb. 19, 1920; aged 66 y. 1 m. 29 d. Bro. Kuhns had been about during the forenoon. At noon he was found lying in the woodshed near the house, the spirit having taken its flight. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for many years and a regular attendant at Sunday school and church services. He leaves his companion and 8 children to mourn his sudden departure. Pre. D. E. Kuhns is the oldest son. Funeral services were held at the Chambersburg Mennonite Church Feb. 23, 1920, conducted by Jos. E. Lehman and Geo. S. Keener. Burial in adjoining cemetery.
Kauffman.-Sister Mary Odennalt Kauffman (nee Dambach)
died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Hoffmaster, Millersville,
Pa., June 24, 1919; aged 83 y. 2 m. 29 d. Sister Kauffman had
been an invalid for more than 5 years, having had a stroke of
paralysis. She bore her afflictions patiently. She leaves 1 son,
3 daughters, 25 grandchildren, and 32 great-grandchildren; also
4 sisters and 6 brothers. Funeral services by Bros. D. N. Lehman
and D. N. Gish. Text, John 17:24.
"We shall meet them in the morning,
When our work on earth is done;
At the river, blessed river,
We shall gather one by one."
Troyer.-Wilma Marie, youngest daughter of Jephtha S.
and Ada May Troyer near La Grange, Ind., died Feb. 12. 1920; aged
3 m. 19 d. Little Wilma was rather a delicate child and a few
days before she died the parents noticed it had a cold but was
not thought to be seriously sick. The mother, upon awakening in
the night, found Wilma had peacefully passed away in her arms.
She leaves father, mother, 4 brothers and 5 sisters. Funeral services
by Christ Miller from Mark 10:10-17 and by Amos Cripe from I Peter
1:24. Only the mother and oldest brother could be present at the
services as the rest of the family were taken down with influenza.
Rychener.-Christian J. Rychener was born near Archbold, Ohio, Jan. 8, 1844; died near Braily, Ohio, March 1, 1920; aged 76 y. 1 m. 22 d. He was united in marriage to Mary Stuckey Mar. 24, 1867, who preceded him in death a little more than a year. One son also preceded him. He leaves 6 sons, 3 daughters, 7 grandchildren, 4 brothers, 4 sisters and a large number of relatives and friends. In his younger years he accepted Christ as his personal Savior, united with the Amish Mennonite Church, and was a faithful member until death. Funeral services Mar. 3 at the Central A. M. Church near Archbold, O., conducted by E. L. Frey and S. D. Grieser. Texts, Rev. 2:10, II Sam. 14:14. Interment in Eckley cemetery.
Souder.-Mary, daughter of Preston A. and Emma K. Souder,
died Feb. 20, 1920, aged 1 y. 1 m. 14 d. Little Mary took sick
on the 3rd with pneumonia, and later with pleurisy. She leaves
parents, one sister (Dorothy), one brother (John), beside a large
number of relatives. Funeral services were held on the 25th conducted
by Aaron Freed and Jacob Moyer at the house and at the Rockhill
Mennonite Church by William Landis and Aaron Freed. Text, Mark
10:14. Interment in Rockhill cemetery.
"Our dearest Mary is now safe in heaven,
Free from all sorrow and all pain;
God has taken our dear treasure,
To sweetly bloom on heaven's plain."
Yoder.-Ruth, youngest daughter of deacon J. L. Yoder, Columbiana, O., was born July 24, 1907, died Feb. 28, 1920, aged 12 y. 7 m. 4 d. During the fall of 1918 she confessed her Saviour and united with the Mennonite Church. She was a very cheerful girl and always had a smile for everybody. Her sickness was but of few weeks duration, but she bore it patiently and gave good evidence of a living faith in Christ. Influenza followed with other complications was the cause of her death. She leaves father, 4 sisters, and 3 brothers, her mother having preceded to the home above about ten years ago. Funeral services on March 1, at the home and at the Midway Church in charge of A. J. Steiner, E. M. Detwiler, and I. B. Witmer. Interment in the adjoining cemetery. May God comfort our brother and family.
Shipe.-Dale C., son of Ellis Shipe, was born in Lagrange
Co., Ind., Sept. 9, 1908; died near Goshen, Ind., Feb. 9, 1920;
aged 12 y. 5 m. He was of a quiet but cheerful disposition, sociable,
and a favorite among his school-mates. A few hours before he died
he apparently was in communion with God and called for his parents
and sister wishing to bid them good-by and told them that he would
soon be with Jesus. He leaves father, mother, and three sisters
(Mrs. Verda Snyder, Nina Myers, and Wilma). Funeral services at
the Custer Church in De Kalb Co., Ind., Feb. 12 conducted by Silas
Yoder. Burial in a nearby cemetery.
"A precious one from us is gone,
A voice we loved is stilled;
A place is vacant in our home,
Which never can be filled."
Hoffmaster.-Sister Elizabeth A., wife of Bro. John Hoffmaster,
died of pneumonia at her home near Millersville, Pa., Feb. 11,
1920; aged 62 y. 2 m. 23 d. She leaves her husband and 9 children;
also an adopted daughter. Sister Hoffmaster was none of the strongest,
and after bringing up 9 children had the care of her invalid mother,
Sister Mary Kauffman, whom she followed in death only a few months.
She was a member of the Mennonite Church although she was deprived
of attending services regularly for a number of years. Her illness
was of short duration. Funeral services were held at the Millersville
Church, conducted by Bros. D. N. Lehman and D. N. Gish. Burial
in adjoining cemetery.
"Farewell dear mother, sweet thy rest,
Weary with years and worn with pain;
Farewell, till in some happy home,
We shall behold thy face again."
Oswald.-Minnie (Miller) Oswald was born near Saltillo,
Holmes Co., Ohio, May 7, 1885; died Jan. 6, 1920; aged 34 y. 7
m. 30 d. She was united in marriage to Alvin Oswald Dec. 12, 1909.
She leaves her husband, 4 children (Esther, Vera, Fanny and Cora),
mother, 1 half-brother, 2 half-sisters and a host of friends and
relatives. She accepted Christ in her youth, united with the Martin's
Creek Mennonite Church, to which she remained faithful until death.
She will be greatly missed in our home. The cause of her death
was influenza. After a short illness of 2 weeks she peacefully
fell asleep. Short services at the home by Calvin Mast. Burial
in Berlin Mennonite Cemetery.
Dearest mother thou hast left us
Here our loss we deeply feel,
But 'tis God that has bereft us.
He can all our sorrows heal.
Troyer.-Lovina, daughter of Noah G. and Fannie (Mast)
Troyer, was born in Reno Co., Kans., June 21, 1900; died at her
home near Plain City, Ohio, from pneumonia following influenza,
on March 1, 1920; aged 19 y. 8 m. 9 d. She accepted Christ as
her personal Savior and united with the Amish Mennonite Church
at the age of 18 and remained a faithful member until death. She
leaves father, mother, 3 brothers, 6 sisters, and a host of relatives
and friends to mourn her departure. Funeral at the house March
3 by Bro. Eli P. Bitschy and Jacob Farmwald, after which she was
laid to rest in O. O. A. Mennonite Cemetery five miles southwest
of Plain City.
"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."
Bucher.-Alice E. Bucher, daughter of Levi and Mary Bucher,
was born June 7, 1895, near Quarryville, Pa.; died of pneumonia
March 6, 1920, at Scottdale, Pa.; aged 24 y. 8 m. 29 d. She leaves
father, mother, three sisters and three brothers (David, Levi,
Anna, Milton, Mary and Elva), who deeply mourn their loss. She
was an employee in the Mennonite Publishing House for the past
six years, and was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church since
14 years of age. Funeral services were held at Scottdale on Sunday
evening, March 7, 1920. Her body was removed to her home at Mechanics
Grove, Lancaster Co., Pa., where further services were held in
the Mechanics Grove Mennonite Church conducted by Bro. John W.
Weaver, assisted by Bro. Abram Metzler. Text, Mark 14:8.
Since thy turmoils all are ended
And from cares thy mind is free,
Thou art gone to live with Jesus,
We are left to mourn for thee.
Mishler.-Ruth Irene, daughter of Bro. A. A. and Sister Martha (Garber) Mast, was born in Elkhart Co., Ind., Sept. 8, 1900; died at the parental home Feb. 24, 1920; aged 19 y. 5 m. 16 d. She was united in marriage with Bro. Howard Mishler of the Fork's Church Nov. 15, 1919. She leaves husband, parents, and three sisters. She had a cheerful disposition which made her a favorite among her associates. She accepted Christ as her Savior and united with the Clinton Mennonite Church near her home in her early youth. A few days before she died she desired to be anointed. This desire was granted to her. She, however, expressed that if it was not the Lord's will to heal her, she had "peace" and was "ready to go." We hope all to whom she was dear may so live that when the struggles of life are o'er, they may strike glad hands with Ruth among the Redeemed. The funeral at the home church was largely attended on the afternoon of the 25th. Services conducted by D. D. Miller and John Garber from John 5:24, 29. Buried in cemetery nearby.
Rich.-Nicholas, the eleventh son of the late Peter and Barbara (Schlatter) Rich, was born in Ontario, Canada, March 16, 1844; died at the home of his son Chris, Feb. 25, 1920; aged 75 y. 11 m. 9 d. His father passed away when he was but six years of age. He and his mother then left Canada and settled near Ft. Wayne, Ind. He united with the Amish Mennonite Church in his youth and in his day was an active worker in the Sunday school. Later he changed his membership to the Wayland, Iowa, congregation of General Conference Mennonites in which faith he died. On Feb. 22, 1865, he was united in marriage to Anna Huser of Indiana who preceded him in death Nov. 17, 1907. Following their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Rich moved to Lee Co., Iowa, where they lived for one year, after which they came to Henry Co., where he spent the remainder of his life. To this union were born eleven children, of whom two daughters and one son preceded the father in death. There remain seven sons and one daughter (Philip, Mrs. Fannie Christner, Joseph, Jacob, David, Peter, Christian, and Samuel), 60 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and a host of relatives and friends. Funeral at the Sugar Creek Church near Wayland, Ia., Feb. 27, conducted by Sebastian Gerig, Daniel Graber, and Simon Gingerich.
Groner.-Daniel Groner was born in Langenan, Wurtemberg,
Germany, Oct. 30, 1838; died Feb. 28, 1920; aged 81 y. 3 m. 28
d. He landed in New York June 13, 1857. Was married to Catharine
Rupp Mar. 1, 1866, near Minier, Ill. Four children were born to
this union: Mrs. Fred Cornish, Mrs. Geo. W. Webb, Mrs. Thos. Danaher,
and one son (Johannas) who died when only four years old. In 1872
he moved to what is now Knox County, Neb. He with his family passed
thru all the hardships incident to pioneer life and always put
on a brave front tho almost discouraged. He belonged to the Mennonite
Church at Beemer since 1865 and was in good standing. Several
brothers of the Church were present at the funeral, among them
Pre. Jos. Birkey, Pre. Pete Oswald and Julius Nitzsche; also three
brothers (Daniel, Reuben and Samuel O. Oswald). He leaves wife,
3 daughters, 16 grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. It
is a comfort to know that he was prepared to meet his Savior.
Shortly before he was called he repeated parts of chapters in
the Bible. His beloved wife, three children, Lena, Julia and Lizzie,
were at his bedside when our dear Lord called him. Funeral services
by ----- Krickmer and J. Birkey from the Center Church to the
"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."
Yoder.-Elizabeth K. daughter of Yost and Barbara Hartzler, was born near Allensville, Pa., Dec. 5, 1854; died near Surrey, N. D., Feb. 26, 1920; aged 65 y. 2 m. 21 d. She united with the Mennonite Church when about 19 yrs. of age and was faithful until death. On Feb. 22, 1877, she was united in marriage with Levi B. Yoder. To this union were born 10 children as follows, Mrs. I. S. Mast, Mrs. S. N. Yoder, Ira L., Mrs. H. E. Woodiwiss, Mrs. S. K. Zook, Samuel Y., Mrs. Hervy Schnell, and Levi H. Two children died in infancy. She lived in the vicinity of Belleville, Pa., until the spring of 1903, when she with her family and 4 other families came to Surrey, N. Dak., April 3, which was her home until she fell asleep. She was a faithful, loving wife and mother always living for the good of others. In the spring of 1919 she was smitten with a stroke of paralysis. Since then her life was in the balance. The latter part of the year she was gaining in strength. She as well as the family were hopeful that she could remain a while longer. Later, dropsy set in; after a few weeks of distress the dropsy left her, good hopes were again revived that she might remain for a season with her family, until the morning of the date above stated she suddenly answered the summons of death. Services on March 1 by J. C. Gingerich of Wolford, N. D. and L. S. Glick were held at the Mennonite M. H. two miles south of Surrey. Text (chosen by family) II Tim. 4:6-8. Interment in Mennonite cemetery near the Church.
Honderich.-- Mikel E. Honderich was born in Ohio Dec.
10, 1840; died Mar. 2, 1920, near Marshall, Ill.; aged 79 y. 2
m. 21 d. At the age of 6 years he came to Elkhart Co., Ind., and
grew to manhood there. He was married to Maria Woner Oct. 20,
1864. They moved to Illinois in 1874 where they resided thereafter.
His wife and two children preceded him in death. There remain
3 children, 16 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchilden, 1 brother,
and 2 sisters.
Eby.-Hettie R. Eby, wife of Jacob F. Eby, deceased, was born Dec. 4, 1834; died of the infirmities of old age Feb. 2, 1920; aged 85 y. 2 m. 28 d. She is survived by two daughters, Elizabeth, wife of Jacob Kling and Mary, wife of J. M. Hershey; also 3 brothers and one sister. Services were conducted at the home of Jacob Kling (with whom she resided) by John B. Senger. Text, I Chron. 29:15. She was a member of Hershey's Mennonite Church for many years and was buried in the adjoining cemetery.
Keim.-Ruby Vandora, daughter of Jonas and Neoda Keim,
died Jan. 24, 1920; aged 1 y. 8 m. 19 d. Ruby took influenza which
went to the lungs and resulted in death. She leaves father, mother,
1 brother, 2 grandfathers, 1 grandmother, and a host of relatives
"God needed one more angel child,
Amidst His shining band;
And so He bent with loving smile,
And clasped our darling's hand."
Funeral services conducted by J. S. Horner. Text, Job 20:21. Burial in Mast Cemetery.
Sigman.-Elizabeth Sigman was born Dec. 30, 1838; died
Mar. 9, 1920; aged 81 y. 2 m. 9 d. Death came after a week's illness
caused by a stroke of apoplexy. She was a member of the Mennonite
Church, and of a quiet, kind-hearted disposition. She leaves an
aged sister, several nephews and nieces, besides a host of relatives
and friends. Services at the Strasburg Mennonite Church, conducted
by Bros. Frank Herr and Christian Brubaker. Burial in adjoining
"Loving friends, weep not for me,
I long to be at rest;
How happy, happy I shall be,
When pillowed on my Savior's breast."
E. G. K.
Roth.-Emanuel, only son of Bro. John K. and Katie Roth,
of near Baden, Ont., died March 6, 1920, near St. Agatha; aged
2 y. 11 m. 26 d. He suffered from influenza and pneumonia for
nearly two weeks. Funeral on March 9, 1920, from the old homestead
near St. Agatha thence to the A. M. Church and cemetery for burial.
Service conducted by Christian Gascho and Christian Litwiller.
Texts, Psa. 103 and Mark 10:13, 15. He leaves parents and two
sisters (Mrs. Allen L. Leis and Anna).
"Weep not for me, my parents dear,
Since I must go and leave you here.
With Jesus I shall be,
O parents do not weep for me."
--By Sister Anna.
Weaver.-Maria L. (Blake) Weaver was born Sept. 2, 1842, in Syracuse, Ind.; died at her home in Nampa, Idaho, Feb. 16, 1920. She was united in marriage to David K. Weaver in July, 1872. Seven children were born to this union. She was preceded in death by her husband and 5 children. She leaves a son (Charles), a daughter (Mrs. E. N. Patterson), 8 grandchildren, and many friends. During the few weeks of her illness she suffered much but was reconciled to God and longed to be at rest. Her greatest delight was in song and prayer. Funeral services Feb. 18 conducted by A. M. Shenk at the Mission. Interment in the Antioch Cemetery.
Silvins.-William Silvins was born Oct. 20, 1835; died Feb. 21, 1920; aged 84 y. 4 m. 1 d. He was married to Mahala Jane Brown Dec. 17, 1863. To this union were born nine children, four of whom preceded him in death. His wife died Aug. 2, 1904. The following survive: Joseph A., Mary Catheline Kolb, John S., Geo. J., Emanuel W. He is also survived by one brother, one sister, ten grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Brother Silvins has for many years of his long life been a member of the Mennonite Church, remaining true to the end. Funeral services held Feb. 24 at the Union Hill Church near Sugarcreek, Ohio, conducted by S. H. Miller and D. M. Friedt. Burial in adjoining cemetery.
Shrock.-Irvin Monroe Shrock was born in Elkhart Co., Ind., May 31, 1881; died of pneumonia and complications Feb. 25, 1920; aged 38 y. 8 m. 24 d. In the winter of 1914-15 he confessed Christ as his Savior during the revival meetings conducted by Abram Metzler of Martinsburg, Pa. In the spring of the same year he united with the N. Main St. Mennonite Church of Nappanee and remained a faithful member until death. He is survived by his companion and three children. Funeral services were held on Sunday afternoon, Feb. 29, conducted by E. S. Mullet and assisted by Bro. Vern Stump. His absence will be keenly felt by the family, community, and church; but we have many reasons to believe that our loss will be his eternal gain.
Coble.-Elizabeth (Gingerich) Coble, widow of the late John Coble, was born July 24, 1835; died at the home of her son Amos, in Bellaire, Pa., March 11, 1920, from the effects of a stroke which she had about six weeks before her death; aged 84 y. 7 m. 17 d. She leaves 1 son, 1 daughter, 4 grandchildren, 2 brothers, 1 sister and a host of friends. She was a member of Stauffer's Mennonite congregation. She was of a quiet, meek, unassuming disposition, a regular attendant at church, loved and highly esteemed by all who knew her. Funeral services at her late home by Samuel L. Oberholtzer and at Risser's Mennonite Church by Samuel L. Oberholtzer and Simon B. Landis. Text, II Tim. 4:6-8. Interment in the adjoining graveyard. Peace to her ashes.
Shank.-Elizabeth Shank was born in Rockingham Co., Va., June 11, 1846; died at the home of her brother, John R. Shank, in Versailles, Mo., Feb. 15, 1920; aged 73 y. 8 m. 4 d. In 1871 she accompanied her parents to Morgan Co., Mo., and had since that time been a resident of that state. At the age of 25 she united with the Mennonite Church but in later years failed to retain her membership in that Church. She was of a kind, amiable disposition, ready to lend a helping hand at every opportunity. She had been in feeble health for a number of years, though able to be about until shortly preceding her death. She leaves 4 brothers and 1 sister to mourn their loss. Funeral services at Mt. Zion Church, Feb. 18, at which time many friends gathered to pay the last tributes of respect to one whom they knew and loved. Buried in adjoining cemetery.
Shellenberger.-Rebecca Jane, wife of Pre. E. M. Shellenberger (deceased) was born in the state of Pennsylvania, Jan. 5, 1840; died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. D. M. Brubaker, near Freeport, Ill., Mar. 8, 1920; aged 80 y. 2 m. 3 d. She was married to E. M. Shellenberger Mar. 22, 1863. To this union were born eight children, two of whom (Ida and Rhoda) preceded their father and mother to the spirit world. Five daughters and one son survive to mourn the loss of a kind and loving mother. Twenty-seven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren also survive her. She united with the Mennonite Church about forty years ago, and continued faithful to her baptismal vow until she was called hence to rest from her labors. Funeral services conducted by A. C. Good assisted by S. E. Graybill. Text, Rev. 14:13. Her remains were laid to rest in the Mennonite cemetery nearby.
Wadel.-Susan Horst Wadel, daughter of the late Solomon
Horst, passed peacefully away Jan. 31, 1920; aged 59 y. 5 m. 16
d. Death was caused by flu-pneumonia. She is survived by her husband
(John M. Wadel), also by these children: Mary, David, William,
Walter; and these brothers and sisters: Mrs. William Forney, Martha,
John, David and Joseph Horst. She united with the Mennonite Church
at an early age and was a faithful sister for 41 years. She was
loved by all who knew her. Before she died she said, "It
will soon be over, there will soon be one more over there."
Text, Rev. 21:4. Services conducted by the brethren, Geo. Keener
and Christ Martin. Buried at the Rowe Mennonite graveyard.
"Sweetly sleeps our own dear mother,
All her toils and cares are o'er;
Freed from pain and all earth's sorrows,
Now she rests on Canaan's shore."
Landis.-Isaac M. Landis was born in Bucks Co., Pa.,
Nov. 13, 1844; died at his home in Souderton, Pa., Feb. 7, 1920,
of apoplexy; aged 75 y. 2 m. 24 d. Bro. Landis was as well as
usual and went to his daughter's home in Souderton. While there
he was attacked with a stroke of apoplexy from which he did not
recover and in seven weeks death took him to his heavenly reward.
He is survived by his beloved companion, 3 sons, and 4 daughters.
One son and one daughter preceded him in death. He was married
to Elizabeth Overholt. He farmed for many years in Bucks Co.,
Pa., and of late had moved to Souderton where he resided nine
years. Services were held Feb. 10 at Souderton Mennonite Church
and Thursday morning, Feb. 11, services were conducted at Doylestown
Mennonite Church. Buried in adjoining cemetery. Text, II Tim.
"Father, thou hast left us lonely,
Here our loss we deeply feel;
But 'tis God that hath bereft us,
But will all our sorrows heal."