Miller.-Richard Joseph, son of Cornelius and Martha Miller, died of bronchial pneumonia Nov. 10, 1921; aged 4 m. 12 d. He leaves father and mother, two brothers and a sister, and 4 grandparents. Funeral services were conducted by W. B. Weaver at the house.
Bauman.-In Waterloo, Co., Ont., Mrs. Eli Bauman, aged
90 y. 2 m. 27 d., her beloved companion preceding her four years
ago. To this union were born 12 children (8 surviving), 69 grandchildren
(51 surviving), 144 great-grandchildren (126 surviving), 2 great-great-grandchildren
This family is spread all over Canada and the United States. Both were faithful members in the old order Mennonite Church. May we as their family seek to spread the name of Jesus wherever we are.
One of the Grandchildren.
Hauder.-Fanny Eigsti Hauder was born in Bavaria, Germany, and died at Milford, Nebr.; aged 82 y. 25 d. In October, 1853, she came with her family to America and Feb. 8, 1862, she was married to Andrew Hauder. She joined the Amish Mennonite Church early in life and was a faithful member all her life. Being of an humble and peaceable disposition she was loved by all. She leaves a sorrowing husband with whom she had lived over 59 years, one brother (John) and a host of relatives and friends to mourn her departure. Text, II Tim. 4:7, 8-was her own choice.
Collier.-Catharine Mildred, infant daughter of Ralph
and Helen Collier, Carver, Mo., died Nov. 5, 1921; aged 2 m. 20
d. Coming as a tender flower, she has, like the flower, soon withered
and passed away. God in wisdom and tenderness has taken His gift
back again. "The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away;
blessed be the name of the Lord." She will be missed by her
loved ones here, but her happiness is complete and sure over in
the realms of glory. Services conducted at the grave by the writer.
Text, Jas. 4:14. Burial in the Wilson graveyard, Carver, Mo.,
on Sunday, Nov. 6, 1921.
J. R. Shank.
Houser.-Susie E., wife of Bro. Jacob R. Houser, was
born April 10, 1892; died Oct. 8, 1921; aged 29 y. 5 m. 28 d.
She leaves her husband, 2 small children (Elizabeth M. and J.
Wilbur), 2 brothers, 1 sister, and a host of friends and relatives
to mourn her departure. She accepted her Savior at the age of
16 and remained faithful to the end. She was a kind and loving
wife and mother and will be greatly missed. Funeral services were
conducted Oct. 11, by Bro. Christian Brubaker at the Willow Street,
Pa., Mennonite Church.
"Not now, but in the coming years,
It may be in the better land,
We'll read the meaning of our tears,
And there, sometime, we'll understand."
Hoover.-Phebe, daughter of the late Jacob and Elizabeth Hoover, was born April 15, 1851; died Sept. 15, 1921, of peritonitis following a very serious operation which had been performed Sept. 10th. One brother and two sisters preceded her to the great beyond. She leaves 2 brothers, 5 sisters, 27 nieces and nephews, besides many other friends which was shown by the large number of people that gathered on Sept. 18 to show the last tribute of respect to one they loved and will be greatly missed by neighbors and friends. She was always ready to lend a helping hand. During her last illness she expressed a desire to be baptized, which ordinance was then performed. She seemed to be fully resigned to the Lord's will. Funeral services were conducted at her home near Selkirk, Ont., by S. F. Coffman of Vineland. Text, Rom. 6:23.
Leaman.-Amos Leaman was born in Lancaster Co., Pa.,
Feb. 18, 1853; died at his home in Intercourse, Pa., Oct. 11,
1921, after a month's illness of a complication of diseases; aged
68 y. 7 m. 21 d. He was a member of the Mennonite Church, and
is survived by one son, Noah, of near Intercourse, and two daughters,
Nettie and Mary at home. Also one brother, Henry of New Holland.
Funeral services at Hershey Mennonite Church conducted by Bishops
C. M. Brackbill and Abram Martin. Interment in Hershey cemetery.
Weep not that his toils are over,
Weep not that his race is run,
God grant we may rest as calmly,
When our work, like his, is done.
'Til then we yield with gladness,
Our father to Him to keep,
And rejoice in sweet assurance,
"He giveth His loved one sleep."
Hersh.-Sister Amanda N. Hersh was called to her reward,
Nov. 16, 1921; aged 61 y. 11 m. 17 d. She was a daughter of the
late Joseph and Fannie Rissor, was the next youngest of 9 children
and 2nd to be called home. She was married to Benjamin F. Hersh
Sept. 27, 1887. This union was blessed with three children (Willis,
Katie, wife of Phares Longenecker, and Esther, wife of Walter
"Mother has gone and left us
Here below she could not stay,
For the voice of Jesus called her
And she did His voice obey."
Sister Hersh suffered much affliction for a number of years, but endured it all patiently, fully believing in the hope that a glorious deliverance awaits her. On Nov. 6th we met in her home to commemorate the sufferings of our dear Lord, according to her desires, and after the ceremony she said she felt so strengthened but hopes the Lord would soon take her home. At that ceremony her family were all present, tenderly caring for her every need, a beautiful and impressive scene. Funeral services Nov. 20 at the house and at Mount Joy, Pa., Mennonite Church conducted by Brethren Simon Garber, B. Lehman Kraybill, and Isaac Brubaker. Text, II Tim. 4 (selected by the family).
Lehman.-After a week's illness with uremic poisoning Susan (Rohrer) Lehman (aged 91 y. 6 m. 7 d.) died Sunday morning in the home of her son, Henry Lehman, near Washingtonville, Ohio, where she had lived for 60 years. She was the youngest and last one of a family of eleven children whose ages average 86 y. 1 m. 17 d. The father of this family was Abraham Rohrer, for many years a bishop, having oversight of Ohio and Indiana Mennonite Churches. The combined age of the parents and their children is 1,131 years 8 mos. and 3 days, remarkable for its individual case of longevity. She was born in Rockingham County, Md., and at the age of one year she moved with her parents to Wadsworth, Ohio, where she lived for 30 years. On Feb. 27, 1862, she was united in marriage to Abraham Lehman who preceded her in death 40 years ago. To this union were born D. R. and Henry Lehman who with four grandchildren are left to mourn her departure. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for many years, a good and kind Christian mother who knew no enemies and her whole life was one well worthy of emulation. Funeral services Tuesday afternoon at the Midway Mennonite Church, conducted by her Pastors Harvey Horst and D. C. Witmer, and by E. M. Detweiler of the Midway congregation. Text, II Tim. 4:6-8.
Metzler.-John Metzler was born Oct. 10, 1828; died Oct.
31, 1921; aged 93 y. 21 d. Death was due to a cold contracted
a few weeks previous, developing into pneumonia. Funeral services
were held on Thursday, Nov. 3, from his late home with his son
Jacob, and at the Metzler's Mennonite Church, Lancaster Co., Pa.
Interment in adjoining cemetery. Bros. Isaiah Witmer and Benjamin
Wenger conducted the services at his late home and Bros. Noah
Mack and David Garber continued the services at the church. Text,
Gen. 25:8. Bro. Metzler was a man of many summers, and buried
among his fathers and kin also in the cemetery called by the same
name. He was born, raised and spent his entire lifetime on practically
the same spot. He was of an unassuming and kindly disposition,
a pleasant conversationalist. He enjoyed good health until the
very last days of his earthly career. Brother Metzler united early
in life with the Mennonite Church and remained a faithful and
consistent member until death. He took a deep interest in the
welfare of the Church, and saw many changes take place. He was
a staunch supporter of the simplicity and faith of the Church,
but always willing to listen and submit to the suggestions of
members who were younger in years, realizing that there are numerous
problems and situations arising which he as an older member never
faced. He was a leader of singing in the church when most of the
services were conducted in German. His last desire was to pass
to a land which is far better. He was married, in 1852, to Mary
Burkholder who died 46 years ago. Their union was blest with eight
children. The following survive: Henry, Samuel, Jacob, Mrs. Mary
Bucher. David died at 34, Abraham, John, and Barbara dying in
their infancy. He is also survived by one brother (Samuel), ten
grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren.
Gospel Herald - Volume XIV, Number 36 - December 8, 1921 - pp. 718, 719
Snyder.-Fannie (Sommer) Snyder was born near Walnut Creek, O., Feb. 2, 1855; died at the State Hospital, near Massilon, O., Nov. 13, 1921; aged 66 y. 9 m. 11 d. She leaves 2 sons, 3 brothers, 1 sister, 1 half-brother, 2 half-sisters. Her sickness (bronchial pneumonia) was of short duration. She was a member of the Walnut Creek A. M. Church. Funeral Nov. 17 at the Walnut Creek A. M. Church with burial in nearby cemetery. Services conducted by S. H. Miller.
Zimmerman.-Sister Hettie Zimmerman (nee Hess) was born Jan. 13, 1844; died Nov. 6, 1921; aged 77 y. 9 m. 23 d. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for many years. She is survived by 1 son, 1 daughter (George and Barbara), 3 step-daughters (Mrs. Jonas Zimmerman, Mrs. John Hertzler, Mrs. Aaron Snader), 2 brothers, and 1 sister (Peter, Samuel, and Barbara Hess). Funeral services were held at the Slate Hill Mennonite Church on Thursday, Nov. 10 by the Brethren John H. Mosemann and Reuben Cockley. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
Frank.-Sister Annie (Neff) Frank was born near Millersville, Pa., Feb. 28, 1863; died at her home at East Petersburg, Nov. 6, 1921, after a lingering illness of five months. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church. On Nov. 25, 1880, she was united in marriage to Christian H. Frank. To this union were born two sons, who survive as do her husband and aged mother, 1 brother and 2 sisters. Funeral services conducted at the home by Bro. Hiram Kauffman and at the East Petersburg Mennonite Church by Bros. Noah Landis and Isaac Brubaker. Text, II Cor. 5:1.
Schrock.-Frances Schrock, daughter of Benjamin and Amanda (Gerber) Mast, was born near Walnut Creek, O., Nov. 14, 1873; died at the Union Hospital Nov. 16, 1921; aged 48 y. 2 d. She was sick only about 10 days. On Jan. 15, 1893, she was married to W. J. Schrock. To this union were born 4 sons and 4 daughters. One son preceded her in death. She leaves husband, 3 sons, 4 daughters, 2 grandchildren, parents, 6 brothers, 3 sisters, and a host of relatives and friends. She was a faithful member of the Walnut Creek A. M. Church. Funeral services at the Walnut Creek A. M. Church, Nov. 18, conducted by Bros. S. H. Miller and Lester Hostetler. Texts, John 14:6; Psa. 23:4.
Wilson.-David Wilson (son of Daniel and Juliann Wilson), was born in Ohio, May 5, 1851; died at the home of his sister near Nappanee, Ind., Nov. 3, 1921; aged 70 y. 5 m. 25 d. Was united in marriage to Susan Martin, Oct. 20, 1872. To this union were born 4 children, 3 sons and 1 daughter. His wife died Sept. 25, 1901. Two sons, 4 brothers and 1 sister preceded him in death. In Sept., 1917, he accepted Christ as his Savior and united with the West Market Street Mennonite Church and was faithful unto death. Surviving him are 1 son (John Wilson), 1 daughter (Nora Schmucker), and one sister (Mrs. Daniel Stump). Funeral was held Sunday, Nov. 13, at West Market Street Mennonite Church by Henry Weldy and J. H. McGowen. Text, Matt. 7:13, 14. Burial at South Union cemetery.
Michael.-Martha Keim was born in Somerset Co., Pa., Oct. 28, 1829; died in Nappanee, Ind., Aug. 22, 1921; aged 91 y. 9 m. 25 d. She was united in marriage to George Michael July, 1848. To this union were born 10 children: Sarah Yoder (at whose home the mother died), John (deceased), Absalom, Mary Yoder, Jenetta Stahly, Minerva Bond (deceased), Frank (deceased), Aaron, Charles, Ella Miller, and an infant daughter (deceased). She united with the Reformed Church in her youth. In January, 1920, she united with the West Market Street Mennonite Church and as far as we know was faithful in these congregations while a member. Three sons, 4 daughters, 18 grandchildren, and 40 great-grandchildren survive her. Funeral was held at Waterford, Ind., by J. H.. McGowen and A. B. Haist. Text, Ps. 116:15. Buried in cemetery near by.
Beachy.-Fanny Beachy, nee Fornalls, was born in Wayne
Co., O., Dec. 6, 1854; died Oct. 6, 1921; aged 66 y. 10 m. She
was united in marriage to Jacob Beachy Nov. 24, 1874. To this
union were born 5 sons and 6 daughters. Two sons preceded her
in death. There remain, father, 9 children, 23 grandchildren,
2 great-grandchildren, with many relatives and friends. In early
life she confessed Christ as her Savior and united with the A.
M. Church, where she served her Master faithfully. She was deeply
interested in the spiritual welfare of her family and also of
the Church. Her remains were laid to rest in the Oak Grove Cemetery.
Services were conducted by I. W. Royer and J. S. Gerig. Text,
Isa. 66:13; I Thes. 4:18.
"Mother, thou art sweetly resting,
On the loving Savior's breast;
Where the wicked cease from troubling,
And the weary are at rest."
Miller.-Abraham A., son of Abraham and Elisabeth (Shettler) Miller, was born Nov. 20, 1851, in Somerset Co., Pa. When he was 18 months old his parents moved to Holmes Co., O. When he was 11 years old, they moved to Indiana, remaining there till he was 16 years old they moved to Bronson, Mich., which has been his home the greater part of his life. He united in marriage to Caroline Keller May, 1877. Having no children of their own they adopted a baby girl (Edna). His health has been failing for some time and Tuesday morning, Nov. 1, 1921, aged 69 y. 11 m. 11 d., he passed away. Besides his wife and daughter, two brothers (Tobias and David) and many nephews and nieces, mourn his departure. He has a host of neighbors and friends who will miss him. Funeral services were held in the Pleasant Hill Church Friday morning, Nov. 4, W. H. Moore officiating. Interment was made in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
Blosser.-Emanuel Blosser was born Mar. 21, 1847, in Hocking County, O.; departed this life Aug. 1, 1921; aged 74 y. 4 m. 10 d. On Sept. 19, 1867, he was united in marriage to Elizabeth Culp. This union was blessed with nine children, 3 daughters and 6 sons-all of whom survive except one daughter. In 1887 he moved to New Lebanon, with his family, where he resided until death. While quite young he united with the Church of the Brethren, and remained true to his faith through all the succeeding years, his Church calling him to the office of deacon. He leaves his companion, 2 daughters (Mollie Bowman and Effie Riegel), 6 sons (Samuel C., Hufford D., Thomas I., Daniel S., Orion F., and Vernon V.), 29 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren; also one sister (Malinda Mumaw) and three brothers (Isaac, Noah, and Andrew). Through his decease his Church has lost a devoted member, the community a worthy citizen, and the family a faithful and loving husband and father.
Stahly.-Christian H. Stahly was born in Wayne Co., O., Apr. 9, 1840; died in Nappanee, Ind., Nov. 24, 1921; aged 81 y. 7 m. 15 d. He united with the A. M. Church in 1863, was baptized by Bishop Jonas Troyer at the Clinton Church near Goshen, Ind., and has since lived a faithful and consistent Christian life, always longing and praying for peace to reign supreme. He was united in marriage to Mary Souder of Archbold, O., Dec. 27, 1864. To this union were born 11 children (Lovina, Elzina, Chancy, Melvin, Katie, Barbara all deceased). Surviving members are his wife, 2 sons (David and Clayton), 3 daughters (Emma Emmert, Sarah Geyer and Anna Peters), 23 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. In the community, home, and Church he let his light shine for Christ, truth, righteousness, and honesty. Funeral services were held Nov. 27 at Nappanee West Market Street Church by Everet Pippin (devotional), J. H. McGowen (Text, Rev. 14:13), and (closing) Daniel Wysong. Buried at Union Cemetery.
Eby.-Lettie W., widow of Enos B. Eby, died in her home
in Strasburg, Pa., aged 53 years. Her husband died in 1900, leaving
her a widow with 5 small children to support, which she faithfully
did to the best of her ability. Two children also preceded her
to the spirit world. She leaves five children, six grandchildren,
two sisters, one brother, one step-brother, and a host of relatives
and friends. She had a kind and cheerful disposition, always had
a kind word for everybody. She united with the Mennonite Church
in early life and always lived true and faithful to the end. She
was a great sufferer for several months with tuberculosis which
she bore very patiently until the end came. Funeral services at
the Strasburg Mennonite Church conducted by Bro. C. M. Brubaker
and Bro. Frank Herr. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
"All is over, hands are folded
O'er a quiet and peaceful breast;
All is over, pain is ended,
Now dear mother is at rest."
Sauder.-Daniel Sauder was born near Archbold, O., Mar.
24, 1851; died of mitral lesion of the heart, Nov. 28, 1921; aged
70 y. 8 m. 4 d. He was united in marriage with Barbara King, Oct.
7, 1875. They shared the joys and sorrows of life with one another
for 46 years. To this union 11 children were born, of whom one
preceded him in death. He united with the Amish Mennonite Church,
and remained a faithful member till death. He was ordained a deacon
June 24, 1881, in which capacity he served faithfully until feeble
health cut short his labors. He was a man of positive convictions,
of robust health, conscientious and wide-awake, desiring to do
his full duty, loyal to the Church, and ready to lend a helping
hand to every one in need. He leaves a sorrowing widow, an only
sister, 4 sons, 6 daughters, 33 grandchildren, and a host of friends.
The loss of him will be keenly felt in the community, in the Church
and most of all, in the home. Funeral was held at the Central
A. M. Church conducted by E. L. Frey and S. D. Grieser. Burial
at the Eckley Cemetery.
Dearest Father thou hast left us
Here our loss we deeply feel
But 'tis God that has bereft us
He will all our sorrows heal.
Weber.-Mary Shoemaker was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., Apr. 6, 1832. In her youth she united with the Mennonite Church of which she remained a faithful member till death released her from her suffering Nov. 14, 1921; aged 89 y. 7 m. 8 d. On Mar. 20, 1855, she was united in matrimony with Elias E. Weber who was later ordained minister and bishop. To this union were born 3 sons and 6 daughters of whom 1 son and 2 daughters died in infancy. Her husband preceded her in 1909. Two sons, 4 daughters, 28 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren survive to mourn their loss. It was the lot of our aged sister to have to undergo much suffering in the latter years of her life. About 3 years ago she had the misfortune to fall and injure her hip which confined her to bed for at least 6 months. For the last 9 months she was bedfast until death released her of her suffering. During her long illness in which she suffered severely at times, she bore her lot with Christian patience and fortitude but often longed that the call to come higher could come none too soon. Funeral services were held Nov. 18 at the home of her son-in-law, Bro. Jacob Woolner, and at the First Mennonite Church, Kitchener, by the Brethren Jonas Snider and U. K. Weber.
Transcriber's note: In the Weber obit there is a statement in reference to her being confined to bed "for at least ____ months." The number is not clear. I checked with Ruth Schrock and she said the original is also not clear. We think it is "6" months, so I have used that number in copying the obit.
Gum.-On Oct. 8, 1921, on his way home from work at Clifton
Forge in an automobile wreck, Bro. Frank Gum, Waynesboro, Va.,
instantly lost his life. He was a son of Wesley and Amanda Gum,
born in Rockingham Co., Va., Aug. 11, 1881; aged 40 y. 1 m. 27
d. He moved with his parents to Fauquier Co., Va., where he grew
to manhood. Was united in marriage to Luella Rhodes Aug. 27, 1903.
To this union were born 9 children, one preceded him in death.
He leaves an aged mother, 2 brothers, 4 sisters, his companion,
2 boys, and 6 girls. The family has been called to give up a devoted
husband and father, and the one who has said He will be a father
to the fatherless and the widows' God, will sustain them if they
trust Him. The funeral was well attended, conducted by A. P. Heatwole
at the Springdale Church. He united with this body several years
"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.
God in His wisdom has recalled
The boon His love has given,
And though the body slumbers here,
The soul is safe in Heaven."
Ebersole.-Henry H. Ebersole died Sept. 28, 1921, at his late home, Clarence, N. Y.; aged 79 y. His health failed a year ago. Before this he was a great reader of the Bible. He leaves 4 sons and 2 daughters. Services at his late residence conducted by L. S. Doner. Interment in the Clarence Center Cemetery.
Kolb.-Sarah Kolb was stricken with paralysis on Nov. 22, 1921, and remained speechless and helpless until Nov. 26, when she died at her home near Trail, O., on the same farm on which she was born on Feb. 27, 1847. She spent practically all her life in this community. In youth she accepted Christ as her Savior and united with the Mennonite Church, having taken her last communion only a few weeks before her death. For a number of years her health was poor, during which she spent much of her time in bed. Funeral services on Nov. 29, conducted by D. M. Friedt and P. R. Lantz. Burial in the Kolb cemetery.
Reeser.-Plank Reeser was born in Lancaster Co., Pa.,
Apr. 4, 1838; died at his home in Buena Vista, Pa., Sept. 25,
1921; aged 83 y. 5 m. 21 d. He was a member of the Mennonite Church,
and is survived by 5 sons (Samuel, Alfred, Elias, Harry and Martin)
and 1 daughter (Anna Stoltzfus); also three brothers (Nicholas,
Samuel and Amos). Funeral services at White Horse Mennonite Church
conducted by Bishops C. M. Brackbill and Abram Martin. Interment
in White Horse cemetery.
Weep not that his toils are over
Weep not that his race is run.
God grant we may rest as calmly
When our work, like his, is done.
Denlinger.-Bro. Martin K. Denlinger was born Jan. 31, 1838; died Sept. 17, 1921; aged 83 y. 7 m. 16 d. He had been in failing health for over a year with dropsy, due to advanced age, bearing his affliction with much patience. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church, and attended regularly when health permitted, although he did not have the privilege as most of us have, to hear the many precious truths brought out, as he was a mute. He leaves one brother (Daniel with whom he resided); 5 sisters (Mary Metzler, Mrs. C. M. Brackbill, Mrs. John Musser, Mrs. John H. Mellinger, Mrs. Daniel Rohrer). Funeral services at Mellinger's Church by Bros. David Landis and Abram Martin. Texts, John 11:11; I Pet. 1:4, 5.
Hoover.-Elisabeth Smith, beloved wife of Bro. Joseph Hoover, died at her home near Ringwood, Ont., Nov. 25, 1921, in her forty-ninth year. Deceased had been in failing health for several months but kept her bed only about two weeks. She leaves to mourn her departure, a sorrowing husband, 2 daughters, a boy and a girl who have been admitted into the home as members of the family, and a large circle of other relatives and friends. Sister Hoover lived in happy wedlock nearly 20 years and shed a benign Christian influence upon all those with whom she associated. Her absence will be keenly felt in the home, community, and the Church. Buried at the Wideman Church on Nov. 28 in the presence of a very large congregation. The services were conducted by I. A. Wambold, L. S. Weber and L. J. Burkholder.
Loper.-Cecil Loper was born near Laurel, Miss., Feb. 23, 1908; died in Charity Hospital, New Orleans, La., Nov. 3, 1921; aged 13 y. 8 m. 10 d. On Oct. 21, he and some other boys were playing with a toy pistol that contained a blank twenty-two cartridge. It accidently fired and shot him in palm of the hand. Not thinking of any danger no Doctor was called till Oct. 29 when he was found to have lockjaw. He was immediately taken to the Hospital, where he died. He seemed to know before he left home that he would not get back alive. He said he was sorry for his past life and prayed for forgiveness which we feel he had. Funeral services at Allemands, Fla., Nov. 4, conducted by Bro. C. L. Ressler. The body was then sent to Laurel, Miss., for burial. He leaves father, 2 sisters and a number of relatives and friends.
Maust.-Bro. Edward B. Maust was born June 13, 1881;
died Dec. 1, 1921; aged 40 y. 5 m. 18 d. Bro. Maust had been suffering
with acute pain, the cause of which was unknown. He was taken
to a Cumberland, Md., Hospital on the morning of Nov. 30 and unexpectedly
passed away the following night. His death came as a shock to
the family and to the community-one morning the responsibilities
of life resting upon him, the next morning in the eternal world.
He was the second son of Bro. and Sister Simon L. Maust; baptized
as a member of the Mennonite Church, Oct. 9, 1897; united in marriage
to Mabel Denison Apr. 2, 1902. He was the father of 1 son and
3 daughters, the son having preceded him to eternity. The daughters
and wife together with father and mother, 3 brothers and 1 sister,
are those of his immediate family who mourn his sudden departure.
May they flee for refuge to Him who doeth all things well. Funeral
Dec. 5 at the Springs Mennonite Church conducted by Bros. G. D.
and N. E. Miller. Text-"It is soon cut off and we fly away."
--N. E. Miller.
Stutzman.-Elizabeth (Yoder) Stutzman was born July 23, 1846; died Nov. 27, 1921; 75 y. 4 m. 4 d. She was married to Noah E. Stutzman Feb. 5, 1871. To this union were born one son and one daughter. She leaves her son-in-law, 2 brothers, 3 sisters. Her sickness was miocarditis. She was a member of the Walnut Creek, Ohio, A. M. Church, where she was buried on Nov. 29. Services by Bro. S. H. Miller. Text, Prov. 3:35.
Musser.-Don Charles Musser died Dec. 4, 1921; aged 5
m. 16 d. The short span of time that God permitted little Don
to be with us passed by so soon, but God knows best, and doeth
all things well, so we calmly say, "Thy will be done."
The parents, 2 brothers, with many relatives and friends mourn
his early departure. Funeral services at the Oak Grove Mennonite
Church, conducted by Bros. J. S. Gerig and C. Z. Yoder. Text Luke
"Go to thy rest, fair child,
Go to thy dreamless bed;
While yet so gentle, undefiled,
With blessings on thy head."
King.-Dorothy May, daughter of William and Carrie King, was born near Elmira, O., Sept. 26, 1920; died Nov. 3, 1921. Little Dorothy had taken a cold which settled on her bronchial tubes, but nothing serious was expected. Shortly before her death she ate her breakfast after which she was placed in her little crib and began to play as usual-yet all of a sudden the unexpected death came without a note of warning. Dorothy leaves parents, 2 brothers, 1 sister, grandparents on both sides, and many friends to mourn their loss. Funeral at the Central A. M. Church Nov. 5, conducted by Henry Rychener and S. D. Grieser. Interment in Eckley Cemetery.
Harshberger.-Bro. Michael H. Harshberger died at his home in Dayton, Va., Dec. 11, aged 71 y. 6 m. He had been suffering for about 14 months (sometimes seriously) with heart trouble, dropsy, and kidney complaint. He and his wife were members of the Mennonite Church for about 8 years. He was anointed some months ago and a short time before he died observed the communion. He felt that his sins were pardoned and he was ready and desired to depart. In the evening of the day above mentioned he passed into the great beyond without a struggle. He leaves his wife, who was Elizabeth Sharer, and one sister, Rachael Shantz, to mourn their loss. Funeral services were conducted at the Pike Church on the 13th by the bishops, L. J. Heatwole and S. H. Rhodes (Text, Job 14:14, 15) after which his body was laid to rest in the cemetery nearby.
Gerig.-Victor Orie, son of Jacob and Anna Gerig, was born in Henry Co., Iowa, Sept. 16, 1899; died at his home near Wayland, Iowa, Nov. 22, 1921; aged 22 y. 2 m. 6 d. He leaves father, mother, two brothers, one sister, an aged grandfather and grandmother and a host of relatives and friends. He accepted Christ as his personal Savior in early youth, united with the Sugar Creek Church and remained faithful until death claimed him. He was an obedient son, had a kind and loving disposition, always willing to lend a helping hand to both young and old. During his sickness at different times, he would sing the hymns, "Oh, the Glory Gates are ever open wide," "I long to meet my Savior first of all," and "I'm pressing on the upward way." Our loss will be his eternal gain. The funeral was held Thanksgiving morning from the Sugar Creek Church. Bro. C. A. Hartzler of Tiskilwa, Ill., delivered the funeral oration in English, Bro. Dan Graber spoke in German.
Beckler.-Tena Yoder Beckler was born Sept. 10, 1832, in Holmes Co., Ohio; died Nov. 30, 1921, at the home of her daughter, Lizzie Koebel near Wayland, Iowa; aged 89 y. 2 m. 20 d. At the age of eighteen she united with the Mennonite Church and remained a faithful and consistent member until the end. She enjoyed the services whenever health permitted and her place at the church was never vacant. In 1853 she was united in holy matrimony to Jonas Beight. To this union were born six children: Moses, David, Menno, Rufus, Samuel, and Lena. In 1866 Jonas Beight died and some time later she was married to Peter Beckler. This union was blessed with three children: John (who died in infancy), Lizzie and Emma. Peter Beckler died in 1892. There remain four children (Mose Beight, Menno Beight, Lizzie Koebel, and Emma Wenger), four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, one sister (Rachel Kauffman), one brother (J. Z. Yoder), and a host of friends. Funeral services conducted by S. Gerig in German and L. L. Miller in English.
Kurtz.-Adam K. Kurtz was born in Mifflin Co., Pa., Feb. 15, 1843; died at his home near Smithville, O., Dec. 5, 1921; aged 78 y. 9 m. 20 d. Nov. 12, 1868, he was married to Elizabeth Yoder. To this union were born 4 sons (David Elmer, Samuel Alvin, Emmet Leander, and John), and 1 daughter (Catherine Alice). Mother and 3 sons preceded him in death. On Nov. 8, 1887 he was again married to Rachel Yoder, who with Emmet and Catherine remain; also 1 brother (David), 13 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, with a large circle of relatives and friends. He accepted Christ in the summer of 1865 and united with the A. M. Church. He was a faithful worker in the Master's service, deeply interested in the spreading of the Gospel and the evangelization of the world, supporting the work through prayer and means. In his affliction, he was patient and bore it with Christian fortitude, looking forward with confidence and hope. Funeral services at the Oak Grove Mennonite Church, conducted by Brethren J. N. Smucker, J. S. Gerig, and C. Z. Yoder. Text, Phil. 1:21; Rev. 14:13.
Stoltzfus.-Clara, daughter of Levi M. and May Stoltzfus,
was born Feb. 26, 1917; died Oct. 14, 1921, at the Lancaster General
Hospital after an operation for an obstruction in the intestines
from which she suffered intensely for a week. Her condition was
not considered serious until one day before her death, when the
cause of sickness was found. She always had a strong and cheerful
disposition, ever ready to help what her little hands could do.
She leaves parents, 1 sister (Alta), grandparents, and many friends.
Funeral services Oct. 18, conducted by David Yoder, C. U. Stoltzfus,
and J. S. Mast at the Conestoga A. M.Church. Interment in the
Pine Grove Cemetery.
God in His wisdom has recalled
The boon His love has given;
And though the body slumbers here,
The soul is safe in heaven.
Brubaker.-David E. Brubaker was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Mar. 28, 1850; died in Lancaster City, Nov. 17, 1921; aged 71 y. 7 m. 11 d. Death was caused by a complication of diseases after much suffering for three months. He was in bed one week, and remained very patient. When asked how he was, he always answered, "It might be worse." But the last few days he had no rest for the weary body, spent much time in prayer, and sang, "There is a fountain filled with blood." We have the assurance that he is now enjoying that sweet rest that is awaiting the people of God. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for many years. He was first married to Martha Shirk, who died in 1909, leaving one daughter, Mrs. John C. Smith. On Feb. 12, 1917, he was married to Mary Naomi Kendig. He leaves his bereaved widow, 1 daughter, 2 grandchildren, 1 sister (Mrs. Frank Emswiler). The body was removed to Rheems, where the funeral was held Nov. 21, at Graybill Church, conducted by Bros. David Mosemann, J. H. Mosemann, and Simon Landis. Text, Heb. 5:9.
Beck.-Peter Beck was born in Berne, Switzerland, Mar. 15, 1831. On Nov. 27, 1921, he had a stroke of paralysis of which he died at his home near Archbold, O., Nov. 29, 1921, at the ripe old age of 90 y. 8 m. 14 d. At the age of 18 months he was brought to this country by his parents, locating in Wayne Co., O. A few years later they came to Fulton Co., O., and spent the remaining days of his life there. Bro. Beck was the last of the family to answer death's call. On Nov. 28, 1854, he was united in marriage with Catherine Nofziger who preceded him in death in the year 1906. To this union were born 6 sons and 4 daughters. Father Beck leaves 6 children, 48 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren, and a host of relatives and friends. Four children, 7 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren preceded him to the great beyond. In his younger years he accepted Christ as his personal Savior, united with the Amish Mennonite Church, and remained a faithful member till death. On Dec. 2 funeral services were held at the Central A. M. Church conducted by E. L. Frey and Henry Rychener. Text, Isa. 3:10. Interment in Eckley Cemetery.
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Schaaf.-Glenn Allen, youngest son of Norman and Ida Schaaf, of Pigeon, Mich., was born March 19, 1921; died from bowel trouble Dec. 10, 1921, after an illness of two weeks. Father, mother, four brothers and two sisters survive. Funeral was held at the home Mon., Dec. 12, by Rev. D. Binder. Text, II Sam. 12:23. Buried, Pigeon Cemetery.
Miller.-Jacob Miller was born near Freeburg, O., March 12, 1854; died at the home of N. F. Biery, Dec. 15, 1921; aged 67 y. 9 m. 3 d. His parents and 3 brothers preceded him to the eternal world. He leaves 2 brothers, 1 sister and many friends to mourn his departure. During the past 46 years he was a faithful, consistent Christian member of the A. M. Church near Louisville, Ohio. Funeral services were conducted by the home ministers, Dec. 17, 1921. Texts, Eccl. 8:8; Job 7:1; 14:5. Burial in the Beech A. M. Cemetery.
Schlegel.-Evalene Louise, daughter of J. R. and Maude Schlegel, was born Aug. 28, 1920, near Albany, Oreg.; died Dec. 12, 1921, of pleural pneumonia. Evalene was a sweet little girl. She was born to bud and bloom, but soon faded away but never to be forgotten. She leaves father, mother, 4 brothers, grandparents, relatives, and friends to mourn her early departure. Funeral services at the home conducted by Joe Whitaker and at the Fairview Church by Bros. C. R. Gerig (Mark 10:13-15) in German and N. A. Lind in English. Text, II Sam. 12:19. Remains laid to rest in the Riverside Cemetery.
Bort.-Lena (Kauffman) Bort was born May 8, 1853, at East Peoria, Ill.; died Dec. 1, 1921, at the Mennonite Sanitarium, Bloomington, Ill.; aged 68 y. 6 m. 25 d. She united with the Mennonite Church in her youth and was faithful to the end. She was united in marriage to Chris Bort, July 8, 1876. To this union two children were born (Mrs. Bert Davis and John Bort). To mourn their loss are 11 grandchildren, two sisters, and two brothers. Her husband preceded her in death twenty-one years ago. Funeral services were conducted Dec. 4 by Bro. Benjamin Rupp of Bloomington, Ill., and Bro. J. A. Heiser of Fisher, Ill., at the east Bend Church near Fisher, Ill.
Gingerich.-Ella Mae Blanche, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Ben G. Gingerich, died at her home near Kalona, Iowa, Dec. 2,
1921; aged 1 m. 2 d. Death was caused by acute spinal meningitis.
She was sick only about 5 days, but suffered intensely especially
the last day of her life. She leaves father, mother, a brother,
and a sister. Funeral services were conducted at the East Union
Church Dec. 4 by A. C. Swartzendruber and G. A. Yoder in German
and Joe Brenneman in English. Text, Mark 10:13, 14. Interment
in the cemetery near the church.
"The golden gates were opened wide
A gentle voice said come
And angels from the other side
Welcomed our loved one home."
Myers.-Amelia (Held), wife of Isaac M. Myers, was born in Calldorf, Germany, Jan. 25, 1848; died at the home of their son, Freeport, Ill., Dec. 12, 1921; aged 73 y. 10 m. 17 d. When a child of six years, with her parents she came to America and resided in the city of Freeport, Ill. On Nov. 12, 1868, she was married to Isaac M. Myers. To this union were born 3 children, two sons and one daughter. One son and the daughter died in their infancy. Her husband and son Oscar, and two brothers remain to mourn the loss of a faithful wife, loving mother, and affectionate sister. Sister Myers was a devoted and faithful Christian, and member of the Mennonite Church for many years. She suffered with a complication of ailments, but she bore her suffering with patience and true Christian fortitude. She was loved by all who knew her. Funeral services were held at the home of their son in Freeport, conducted by J. S. Shoemaker, assisted by Pastor Briggs of the 1st M. E. Church. Text, Rev. 14:13. Buried in the Oakland Cemetery near the city.
Stucky.-John P. Stucky was born near Archbold, O., Jan. 16, 1853; died of heart trouble Dec. 10, 1921; aged 68 y. 10 m. 24 d. He was united in marriage to Anna Lugbill May 13, 1880, and lived in matrimony 41 y. 6 m. 27 d. To this union were born 3 sons and 1 daughter (Peter, Aaron, Eli Stucky, and Priscilla Stamm). He leaves a sorrowing widow, 3 sons, 1 daughter, 17 grandchildren, 1 brother, 1 sister, and a large number of relatives and friends. Three grandchildren preceded him in death. In his short sickness he was patient and wholly resigned to God's will. In his younger years he accepted Christ as his personal Savior, united with the Amish Mennonite Church, and remained a faithful member until death. On Dec. 13 funeral services were held at the Lockport Church conducted by Henry Rychener and S. D. Grieser. Texts, I Thes. 4:13-17, Jno. 8:51. Interment in Lockport Cemetery.
Smoker.-Amos B. Smoker was born Oct. 12, 1863; died
near Intercourse, Pa., July 17, 1921; aged 57 y. 9 m. 5 d. Funeral
services were held at Milwood Church, July 20, by Bro. John S.
Mast of Elverson and Bro. Jonas Yoder of Mifflin Co. The house
did not hold nearly all the friends and relatives who came to
pay their last tribute of respect to one they loved. He leaves
a sorrowing companion, a son, and 3 daughters (Rachael, wife of
John Fisher, Annie, wife of Chris Umble, William, and Susan, wife
of Edgar Umble. On Sunday, July 17, he was at church and taught
a class in Sunday school. Just before the evening meal he walked
out. Because he did not return, a member of the family went out
in search of him about fifteen minutes later and found him dead.
The doctor was summoned, and he pronounced the cause of his death
heart failure. The family is bereft of a kind husband, the community
of a good neighbor, and the Church of a faithful member.
-Lizzie Z. Smoker.
Schlabach.-Christian Schlabach was born in Hessen, Germany, Dec. 29, 1829; died at his home near Roanoke, Ill., Dec. 14, 1921; aged 91 y. 11 m. 15 d. He immigrated to Canada in the year 1846 and later moved to Woodford Co., Ill., where he lived the remainder of his life. In early life he united with the Mennonite Church, of which he was a faithful member until called by death. In 1855 he was united in marriage to Elizabeth Garber, who preceded him in death four years ago. To this union were born eleven children, seven of whom preceded them in death, and four surviving; namely, Mrs. John Miller, Chris of Metamora, Mrs. Will Zimmerman, and John. We shall ever remember him as a kind, and loving father and grandfather, hoping to meet him and other loved ones in yonder glory. After living many years on this earth, he could look back over his past life, in his last moments, just before passing away, and say with the Apostle Paul, when he wrote II Tim. 4:7: "I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith." Beside the children he leaves 29 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren, and a host of friends. Services were conducted at the house by Peter Garber and at the Roanoke Church by Peter D. Schertz and Andrew Schrock. Interment in the cemetery nearby.