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Lodwick -.Mabel Ruth, daughter of Bro. and Sister Alvin and Emma Lodwick, died May 17, 1921, near North Lima, Ohio. Buried at Midway Cemetery.
Emmert - Catherine (Eash) Emmert was born near Johnstown, Pa; Aug. 13, 1840; died June 17, 1921; aged 81 y. 2 m. 4 d. In early life she emigrated with her parents to Holmes Co., Ohio, where she was married to Lenhart Godfrey Emmert in the year 1861. To this union were born 11 children of whom 3 preceded her in death. She confessed Christ in her youth and united with the Old Order Amish Mennonites and later with the Mennonite Church of which she was a member at the time of her death. Funeral at Hopewell Mennonite Church near Hubbard, Oreg., conducted by Fred J. Gingerich and H. d. Mishler. Services at the home by N. L. Hershberger and W. M. Bond. She leaves 4 sons, 4 daughters, also grandchildren and great-grandchildren, to mourn their loss.
Koons - After suffering for some time from dementia, Bro. John Koons of Souderton, PA., passed peacefully away at the State Hospital, Allentown, PA., June 9; aged 50 y. 6 m. 11 d. The stroke fell heavily upon the family, as he had been a kind husband, father, and grandfather. He was well liked by neighbors and friends, always ready to extend the helping hand when needed. He leaves his grief-stricken companion, three sons (Harry, Levi, and Claude), and three little grandchildren who had learned to love their grandpa. So long as his mind was sound he was fond of prayer and singing, much concerned about the eternal welfare of his children. Funeral at Souderton Mennonite Church was largely attended. Conducted by Bros. Jacob M. Moyer and Elmer B. Moyer. Text, Matt. 5:4
Zook - Sadie Stoltzfus Zook was born Nov. 3, 1886; died Feb. 22, 1921; aged 34 y. 3 m. 18 d. She was married to Frank Zook and to this union were born five children, the youngest two being twins only 10 days old at her death. She leaves a deeply bereaved husband, 5 children, 3 brothers, 1 sister and mother to mourn their loss. When quite young she united with the church and proved herself a faithful member. She was of a kind and loving disposition. She is surely and sadly missed in this home. Funeral services were held on the 25th, conducted by M. B. Zook and E. H. Kanagy. May the God of all comfort comfort the sorrowing.
Wenger - Jacob G. Wenger was born March 31, 1849, in Lancaster Co., Pa., died May 16, 12921; age 72 y. 1 m. 16 d. His father died when he was but 9 years old. The mother kept the family together but a short time and then they were scattered out. He spent the early part of his life in Illinois, Missouri, and Ohio and later went to Pennsylvania returning to Indiana in the year 1877, where he spent the remaining days of his life. He was united in marriage with Magdalena Hunsberger on Nov. 3, 1878. To this union were born three children (Mrs. Elizabeth Brenneman, Noah Wenger, and Goldie Wenger). There are 90 grandchildren, 2 brothers (Jonas G. and Zimmerman G.) and 1 sister (Mrs. Barbara Christophel), and a host of other relatives and friends. He united with the Mennonite Church in the early part of his life. The funeral was held from the Yellow Creek Church officiated by Brethren David Yoder and A. B. Yoder. Burial in the Yellow Creek Cemetery.
Yoder - Henry H., son of Valentine and Katie Yoder, was born in La Grange Co., Ind., March 10, 1883. He was married to Mary L. Wingard Jan. 5, 1905, who died Dec. 28, 1918. To this union were born five children (Beulah E., Le Roy, Katie, Carrie Almeda and an infant daughter who died in infancy). On June 1, 1920, he was married to Celestia Bontrager. He died on June 12, 1921; aged 38 y. 3 m. 2 d. He leaves wife, 4 children, 6 brothers (John, Tobias, Daniel, Joe, and Levi), 1 sister (Mrs. Gertrude Hooley), and many relatives and friends.
Gontner - Sister Elizabeth, wife of Bro. Wm. B. Gontner, and daughter of the late Christian and Anna Houser Lefever, was born Sept. 24, 1854, entered into rest at her home Lancaster, pa., June 5, 1921; aged 66 y. 8 m. 11 d. Funeral services were held at the home of Pre. John Mosemann and Pre. G. R. Hoverter. Text, Thes. 4:13:18. She is survived by her husband and these children: Chester L; Maud, wife of Edward Clark Herr; Anna and Florence; two grandchildren (Mary Jane and Marlan Gontner Herr); also one brother, Harry L. Lefever. She was a member of the Mennonite Church for many years, always concerned for the welfare of the Church and Sunday school, and one of the first and earnest workers in the sewing circle. She was in failing health for about one year, and confined to her bed for about three months. During this time her suffering at times was great, but borne with Christian patience. She took great comfort in prayer, and one of the songs she loved to hear, and which gave her much joy and conform was, In the rifted Rock I m resting. Sister Lizzie will be missed in the Church, by a host of friends, but much more by the daughters who so faithfully ministered to the wants of a dear mother. May the Lord comfort these sorrowing ones. Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord. L. L. M.
Miller - On Saturday afternoon, June 11, 1921, occurred
the sudden and sad death of the little ten-month old child of
Menno Miller and wife of near Wellman, Iowa, while the mother
was giving her children a bath in a tub of water which contained
only four inches of water, and while she went into another room
to get the little one s clothes (only being gone a minute) the
little one fell over and was smothered. The doctor was called
at once, but the spirit had taken its flight and nothing could
be done to bring the little one to life again. Lydia Fern Miller
was born Aug. 11, 1920; died June 11, 1921; aged 10 months. She
leaves the grief-stricken parents, one brother, grandparents,
and a number of uncles, aunts and cousins.
Precious darling, she has left us,
Left us yes for ever more;
But we hope to meet our loved one
On that bright and happy shore.
Lonely the house and sad the hours,
Since our dear one has gone;
But oh, a brighter home than ours,
In heaven is now her own.
Due thankfulness is hereby acknowledged to the ministers of the neighboring congregation, who in the absence of the home ministers, took charge of the funeral services which were held Sunday afternoon at the Upper Deer Creek Church. Preaching in German from Mark 10th Chapter, 14th verse by J. L. Hershberger and in English from Job 14th Chapter, 1st and 2nd verse by J. Y. Swartzendruber.
Rittenhouse - Elizabeth D., widow of the late Jacob K. Rittenhouse, Lansdale, Pa., fell asleep June 16. She was born April 24, 1840, and lived to the ripe age of 81 y. 1 m. 22 d. She was the daughter of Deacon Abraham Clemmer of the Franconia congregation and was married 1858 to Jacob K. Rittenhouse, Lansdale, Pa., with whom she lived 54 yrs. Seven children were born to them of whom four survive (Samuel, Abraham, Jacob, and Hannah, wife of Jacob C. Clemens). The last year her health failed rapidly and she was fully resigned to her condition. Her motive was, Ich will noch dem himmel zi. She was believed, not only of the immediate family but of a large circle of friends that knew her devout and loving disposition. She being dead, yet speaketh. Funeral services were held June 21. Pre. Jas G. Ruth selected for his text II Cor. 5:8.
Helmuth - Cevilla Jane Helmuth was born Sept. 12, 1881;
died June 20, 1921; aged 39 y. 9 m. 8 d. She was united in marriage
to Allan D. Helmuth, Feb. 8, 1900. She leaves her husband, two
daughters, three brothers, one sister, and a host of friends.
She united with the Walnut Creek A. M. Church of Holmes Co., O.,
where she held her membership to the time of her death. A very
brief service was conducted at the home near Greensburg, O., after
which the remains were taken to Walnut Creek Church were services
were held in charge of S. H. Miller and N. E. Troyer. Texts, Matt.
11:28; Jas. 4:14. Interment in cemetery adjoining.
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 had given;
And tho the body slumbers here, the soul is safe in heaven.
Bemesderfer - Kate B., wife of Geo. S. Bemesderfer,
was born in Lancaster Co., PA., April 13, 1863; died at her home
in East Petersburg, Pa., May 25, 1921; aged 58 y. 1 m. 12 d. She
was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for many years.
She leaves husband, 2 brothers, and a niece (who was raised in
the home), besides a host of relatives and friends. A number of
years ago she submitted to an operation and since has suffered
more than we know, but was very patient thru it all. When able
she enjoyed going out visiting the sick and shut-ins, but when
suffering greatly she expressed the desire to go to her home of
peace and rest. Funeral services, May 29, at her home, conducted
by Bro. Hiram Kauffman and at the East Petersburg Mennonite Church
by Bro. Frank Kreider and Isaac Brubaker. Interment in the adjoining
Farewell dear aunt, sweet thy rest,
Weary with years and worn with pain,
Farewell, till in some happy place
We shall behold thy fact again.
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Risser -.Beatrice May, daughter of Harry H. and Elsie Risser died at the home of her parents, near Lititz, Pa., June 2, 1921, of cerebral meningitis; aged 2 y. 5 m. 25 d. The parents and one brother (Robert) survive. Funeral was held on Sunday, June 5, at the home and at Hammercreek Cemetery.
Gingerich - Mose Gingerich was born near Kalona, Iowa, Oct. 6, 1872; died on the old homestead where he was born and grew to manhood, July 4, 1921; aged 48 y. 8 m. 28 d. A little over a year ago he suffered from a stroke of paralysis which partly disabled him. This together with Brightís disease and complications resulting from an operation brought on his death. He leaves one sister (Adeline) and 2 brothers (Daniel and Dave). He was preceded in death by his father, mother and sister Salome. Funeral at the East Union Church north of Kalona, Tuesday afternoon conducted by J. K. Yoder and Joe C. Brenneman, after which the remains were laid away in the Peter Miller Cemetery near the home.
Miller - Joseph C. Miller was born in Somerset Co., Pa., June 12 1842; died in McPherson Co., Kans., June 29, 1921; aged 79 y. 17 d. While quite young his parents moved to La Grange Co., Ind., and in 1882 the family moved to McPherson Co., Kans. He united with the Mennonite Church at the age of 20 years and remained faithful to the end. He was married to Barbara Yoder Nov. 20, 1862. To this union were born four sons and six daughters all of whom survive except one daughter. He is also survived by his aged companion, 37 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, 3 brothers and 3 sisters. Two of his brothers are in the ministry (Bish. S. C. Miller of Jet, Okla., and Pre. Yost Miller of Shipshewana, Ind.). Funeral at the West Liberty Church on July 1, by C. D. Yoder an D. H. Bender. Text, Psa. 127:2.
Stalter - Ida, daughter of Levi J. and Rachel Yoder, was born Feb. 21, 1884, in Lagrange Co., Ind. In her youth she accepted Christ as her savior and united with the Mennonite Church. Jan 8, 1905, she was united in marriage with John D. Stalter of Livingston Co., Ill., at which place they made their home. In August, 1917, her husband died quite suddenly. In the spring of 1920 she went to Ottawa Test colony for several months. In the early winter the doctor pronounced her cured of tuberculosis. In April, 1921, she underwent an operation for appendicitis when it was found that disease had gained such headway that it only gave her temporary relief and death brought her lasting relief on June 22, 1921, her age being 37 y. 4 m. 1 d. Seven children (Almon, Ira, Nora, Roy, Orie, Earl, and John) deeply mourn the loss of their loving mother. She also leaves 3 sisters, 3 brothers, and 1 half-brother, besides many friends. Funeral services were held at the Waldo Mennonite Church, conducted by the home ministers, D. W. Slagel and Joe Hartzler, the sermon being preached by Bro. A. H. Leaman of Chicago from Jno. 14:1, 2. During her illness, which meant leaving the care of her children to others much of the time, she was often heard to say "I live one day at a time, whatever is the Lord's will shall be done."
"A precious one from us had gone
A voice we loved is stilled
A place is vacant in our home
Which never can be filled."
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Bissey - Kenneth Charles, son of Bro. George and Sister
Hannah Bissey, Cherry Box, Mo., died June 30, 1921; aged 8 m.
16 d. Funeral servic es were conducted at the Mennonite Church
on July 1, 1921, by Bros. L. J. Johnston and John M. Yoder. Little
Kenneth suffered several months with bronchitis from which he
never recovered. Bro. and Sister Bissey have the sympathy of the
Church and the community. May the Lord bless them in their bereavement.
John M. Yoder.
Eshleman - John H. Eshleman died at this home in Kinzer,
Pa., June 21, 1921; in his 74th year. He leaves a sorrowing wife
(who was Hettie Denlinger) 5 sons, 4 daughters, 29 grandchildren,
6 great-grandchildren, and many relatives and friends. One son
preceded his father in death. Six of his grandchildren were
He was very patient during his affliction, but now his suffering
on earth is ended and we have the consolation he is resting in
glory. Funeral services at Kinzer Church by Bros. C. M. Brackbill,
Abe Martin, and J. B. Senger. Text, Rev. 4:1.
We miss him, Oh how we miss him;
When vacant we see his arm chair,
And the home is so lonely without him
For Father is no longer there.
Helwig - Mary Moyer was born Sept. 12, 1840, in Columbiana County, Ohio, died March 20, 1921, aged 80 y. 6 m. 8 d. She was married to David Bare Jan 15, 1858, who died Feb. 7, 1860. To this union was born 1 son (Elias) who preceded his mother in death. On Dec. 22, 1874, she was married to John Helwig who also died about 10 years ago. To this union were born 1 son (William, with whom she made her home) and 1 daughter (Mrs. John Jeffries). There remain to mourn her departure 2 brothers, 2 children, 3 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren. Altho unable to attend very much on account of living quite a distance from a church, she was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for many years. Funeral services conducted at the home by Bro. Enos Detwiler. Text, John 14:6. Interment in Ausintown Cemetery.
Brunk - Mary (Weaver), widow of the late Pre. George Brunk, was born in Rockingham Co., Va., Aug. 23, 1833; died in Allen Co., Ohio, July 6, 1921; aged 87 y. 10 m. 13 d. She was united in marriage with George Brunk. To this union were born 10 children. Two sons and 2 daughters preceded her in death. Three sons and 3 daughters survive, also 48 grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren. She was the last of a large family to pass into the great beyond. In 1902 she with her husband moved to Allen Co., where they resided until called by death. Soon after marriage they accepted Christ as their Savior and united with the Mennonite Church. She remained a faithful member until death. Though our hearts are made sad by her death, we bow in humble submission to God s will, believing that she has gone to reap the great reward. Funeral services were conducted July 8 in Salem Church by Moses Brenneman and J. M. Shenk. Text, II Tim. 4:6-8. Buried in Salem Cemetery, by the side of her husband.
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Gingerich.- Daniel Driver, son of Joseph and Lina Gingerich, was born Nov. 10, 1919; died at Wolford, N. Dak., July 7, 1921; aged 1 y. 7 m. 27 d. Thus we are reminded again of the uncertainty of life. Funeral sermon by I. S. Mast of Minot, N. Dak. Test, Psa. 39: 9.
Troyer.-Carrie Eileen, daughter of Glen and Katie Troyer, was born in Howard Co, Ind., April 9, 1918; died in Miama Co., In.; June 1, 1921; aged 3 y. 1 m. 22 d. During her brief illness of about tend days she suffered intensely. Se leaves father and mother, 3 great-grandparents, 4 grandparents, 7 uncles, 5 aunts. One brother and one sister preceded her to the great beyond. Funeral at the church the 3rd conducted by J. S. Horner. Buried in Mast Cemetery.
Lehman.-Barbara H. Lehman was born Sept. 11, 1853. She was brought up near Shippensburg, Pa., being the daughter of Isaac and Anna Horst. On Nov. 16, 1876, she was united in marriage to Levi B. Lehman who preceded her in death only about a month. She passed peacefully away on May 1, 1921, after a lingering illness of several months; aged 67 y. 6 m. 20 d. She was a member of the Mennonite Church from her youth and remained faithful till death. Funeral May 5. Services and interment at the Row Church, conducted by W. W. Hege.
Hooley.-After an illness of over a year's duration, J. P. Hooley, a well known citizen, formerly of the valley, died at the home of his sister, Addie Hooley, near Allensville, Pa., June 20, 1921. He was born in the valley. In early life he united with the Presbyterian Church. On account of ill health he left Bloomington, Ill., accompanied by his brother Isaac for the home of his sister Addie and was with her since March 10 where she tenderly cared for him till he died. Funeral services were held on Friday, June 24, at the Mennonite Church near Allensville conducted by Eli Kanagy and W. A. Faus. The family and friends have our sympathy and may the Lord bless and keep them true to Him till He comes. Then we need part no more. L.B.
Hoover.-Near Chambersburg, Pa., Mary Hoover (nee Stauffer) died of dropsy on July 10, 1921; aged 90 y. 1 m. 1 d. She was baptized into the Mennonite Church in early life, and lived a consistent Christian to the end. She indeed "came to her grave in full age, like, as a shock of corn cometh in, in its season." The last nineteen years she lived with her daughter, Mrs. Abram Light. She leaves son (Abram) one daughter (Sister Light), one brother (Abram Stauffer) and many grandchildren and friends. She was buried at Stauffer's church near Edgmont, Md., on July 13. Services by Bros. J. S. Burkholder and C. R. Strite. Text, Heb. 4: 3.
Zook.-Vergil Ray Zook was born March 1, 1912;
died July 8, 1921; aged 9 y. 4 m. 8 d. He leaves father, mother,
2 brothers, 3 sisters, 2 grandmothers, 1 grandfather, and many
friends. Death was caused by appendicitis. Vergil took sick July
4, but was not considered serious until a few days later, when
he was taken to the Hospital at Rose City, was operated upon,
and died the next day. Funeral services July 10, at the Fairview,
Mich., Church, conducted by Menno Esch. Text, Mark 10: 13-16.
Remains laid to rest in the nearby cemetery. Vergil was a promising
boy and will be greatly missed in the home and Sunday school.
But God took him home. He seemed to have an insight of things
spiritual, far above the average of his age, and spoke freely
of heaven and heavenly things, while waiting for the change to
Showalter.-Bro. Geo. B. Showalter was born Sept. 18, 1857; died of heart failure att his home near Broadway, Va., July 4, 1921; aged 63 y. 9 m. 16 d. He was confined to his bed for several months. His wife, Sister Elizabeth (Blosser) Showalter, died of influenza followed by pneumonia on Feb. 12, 1920. The following children survive to mourn the loss of both mother and father: Noah, Timothy, Maggie, Lewis, Paul, Mark, Luke, Michael, and Elizabeth. Bro. Showalter was ordained to the ministry Aug. 25, 1901. He labored faithfully and gave much time to the work in the mountain section of his home district. His deeds of charity supplied the needs and gladdened the hearts of many needy and afflicted ones. Funeral services were conducted by Bros. Jos. Geil, assisted by several others of the home ministers, at the Zion Church. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
Stepler.-Lena Stepler (daughter of Abraham and Veronica Gerber) was born in Holmes Co., Ohio, July 8, 1850; died at her residence in Amboy, Ind., June 6, 1921; aged 70 y. 10 m. 28 d. She was united in marriage to Samuel Stepler on Jan. 28, 1868, to which union were born 9 children, 6 of whom are living (John, Hiram, Emma, Minnie, Ella, and Milton). Early in her married life she and her husband united with the Brethren Church and later united with the Mennonite Church of which they were faithful members until death, her husband having departed this life on July 5, 1911. Lena was of a meek and unusually quiet disposition, a devoted wife, kind and loving mother, and a friend to everybody. She leave 3 brothers, 6 children, 18 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild, and a host of friends and relatives. Funeral at Mennonite Church the 8th. Services conducted by J. S. Horner. Text, 1 Cor. 15: 53. Buried in Hershberger Cemetery.
Charles.-Christian H. Charles was born Oct. 6,
1845; died July 7, 1921, at his home near Millersville, Pa., where
he lived all his life; aged 75 y. 9 m. 1 d. He was a faithful
member of the Millersville Mennonite Church for many years. He
was ailing for 7 weeks with pain in his head and ear, following
a paralytic stroke, was bedfast 5 days. He bore his suffering
patiently. He was married to Elizabeth Brubaker 52 years ago.
To this union wee born 8 children (one having died in infancy).
Five sons, 2 daughters, 14 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren,
2 sisters, and 1 brother survive. Funeral services were held at
the Millersville Mennonite Church Sunday P. M. conducted by D.
N. Lehman, assisted by D. M. Gish. Text, Psalms 116: 7-9.
"Father's gone, his chair is vacant,
And his face we see no more;
He has gone to dwell in heaven,
All his sorrows now are o'er." By the Family.
Yoder.-Joseph T., son of Tobias and Susan Yoder, was born Sept. 10, 1849; died at the Lee Hospital, Johnstown, Pa., July 13, 1921; aged 71 y. 10 m. 3. He was married to Catharine Wingard in 1874 who passed away in 1900. Three years later he was married to Mrs. Eliza Berkey, who died in 1920. He was a member of the Mennonite Church for about 47 years. About three years ago he was poisoned by some foreign substance in some ice cream that he ate. Not expecting to recover, he had selected his pallbearers and minister to preach the funeral sermon. He was spared for a few more years and was sick but a short time before his death. His former funeral arrangements were carried out. His parents, all his brothers and sisters and his two wives preceded him. Hi is survived by his two daughters and two grandchildren. He was very widely known and the Stahl Church was crowded to the extent that over 100 persons stood. Services conducted by S. G . Shetler, assisted by Jas. Saylor and W. C. Hershberger. Interment in the cemetery adjoining the church yard.
Schrock.-Sarah Lantz was born in Williams Co.,
Ohio, Feb. 29, 1848; died in Howard Co., Ind., July 10, 1821*;
aged 73 y. 4 m. 12 d. She was married to Joseph Schrock
June 18, 1865. To this union were born two sons and six daughters.
All the children are living, and all were present at her funereal.
Her husband preceded her to the Spirit world March 30, 1907. Besides
her own children, she leaves 2 sisters, one half-brother, 20
10 great-grandchildren, and a host of relatives and friends. She
united with the Mennonite Church in her early life, and was a
faithful member of the same until death. The death of this beloved
sister will bring sadness to a host of people who knew and loved
her for her womanly qualities, without a trace of selfishness,
devoted to her friends and associates. Universal sympathy is felt
and expressed toward the family and friends whose grief has touched
the hearts of those who witnessed it. Funeral was held on the
13th at the Mennonite Church. Services conducted by Brethren J.
S. Horner of the home congregation and Silas Yoder of Goshen,
Ind. Text, Rev. 22:14. Buried in the Mast Cemetery.
*Typed as printed. Should be July 10, 1921.
Beachey.-Emanuel C. Beachey was born in Somerset Co., Pa., March 27, 1875; died in Mercy Hospital at Iowa City, Iowa, July 4, 1921; aged 46 y. 3 m. 7 d. In his young days he made peace with God and accepted Christ as his Savior and became a member of the Amish Mennonite Church by baptism. He came to Iowa in the spring of 1899, and was united in the bonds of holy matrimony with Ruhama Guengerich Oct. 22, 1899. To this union were born ten children. One of these preceded him in its infancy to the great beyond. He leaves his aged mother, a bereaved widow, nine children, a number of brothers and sisters, besides a hot of other relatives and friends. He was ordained to the ministry in 1906. In this capacity he faithfully serviced the church of his choice until his death. By his honest, plain, and unassuming way of delivering his exhortations and dealing with the people he won the confidence and respect of all. In him the Church loses a faithful minister, the family a kind husband and father, and the community a good neighbor. May our loss be his eternal gain. J. F. Swartzendruber.
Smith.-Wm. H. Smith was born in Frederick Co., Md., April 11, 1837; died near Medway, Ohio, July 12, 1921; aged 84 y. 3 m. 1 d. In early life he came to Ohio, and for over 50 years he lived on the place where he died. He was converted when young, and for over 40 years was a member of the Mennonite Church. His influence in the Church was a power for good, but not more so than that in his community. For over 50 years he followed the trade of blacksmithing. July 26, 1861, he was married to Nancy A. Taynor. To this union were born a son and 2 daughters. He leaves his wife, a daughter (Mrs. J. H. Strome), a son (Charles), 9 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and a host of friends. He was cared for a number of years by Samuel Updegraf and wife. He was a kind and affectionate father and an obliging neighbor. He filled the office of deacon in the Medway congregation for many years, and had a great concern for the welfare of the Church. Funeral services at the Medway Church, July 15, conducted by Moses Brenneman and Levi Hartzler. Text, Num. 23: 10. Buried in cemetery near the church.
Hollinger.-Anna (Horst) Hollinger was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., June 27, 1834; died July 12, 1921; aged 87 y. 15 d. On Saturday night, July 9, she had a stroke of apoplexy, from which time she lay in an unconscious state till the following Tuesday at 2:30 A. M. she peacefully fell asleep. In her youth she united with the Mennonite Church at Weaverland, Pa., under Bishop Jacob Zimmerman of which she was a faithful member until death. In 1852 she was united in marriage by the above named bishop to Samuel Hollinger who preceded her to the spirit world nearly 21 years. To this union were born 3 sons and 7 daughters. 5 daughters preceded her to the spirit world - 4 in infancy and 1 at the age of 39 years. She is survived by 3 sons and 2 daughters (Israel, Aaron, Samuel, Barbra Hollinger Gehman and Emma Hollinger Martin, at whose home she died); also 1 sister (Barbra Horst Burkhard) and 1 brother (Mathias Horst); 35 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren. Funeral services conducted by Bros. Benjamin Weaver and John M Sauder assisted by John W. Weaver. Text, Phil. 1: 21. I. H.
Hess.-Sister Lillie G. Hess was born Sept. 5,
1890; died July 15, 1921; aged 30 y. 10 m. Death followed an operation
for appendicitis, at General Hospital. Her suffering was intense.
She was a faithful member of the Millersville, Pa., Mennonite
Church since 14 years of age, and was an active worker, a teacher
in the Sunday school and an attendant of the young people's meeting.
A host of friends have shown their sympathy to the bereaved family
as her illness was of a few days duration. We rejoice, however,
in the bright evidence, as Lillie was happy and ready to go. Even
the doctors said, "She has no fear of death." Her sister
had the privilege of seeing her have a smile not of earth and
a far away look; and heard her utter the name of "Buddie,
Buddie," (as her little nephew Edward was called in the home)
who had passed to the spirit world only a few months before. She
is survived by her mother, one sister, and six brothers. Funeral
services July 18. Bro. D. N. Gish spoke at the house and at the
Millersville Mennonite Church* further services were conducted
by Bro. J. H. Mosemann (Text, Prov. 29: 1 and Bro. D. N. Lehman
(Text, Psa. 103: 14). Interment in the East Petersburg Mennonite
Cemetery. She will be missed; yet through their tears the family
is able to say, "Thy will be done."
*Typed as printed.
Rose.-Daniel Rose (commonly known as the champion whittler), son of Samuel and Anna Rose, was born in Cambria Co., Pa., Feb. 25, 1871; died June 26, 1921; aged 50 y. 4 m. 1 d. When he was a child, he was active and attended school. As a boy he was attacked by rheumatism, which made him entirely helpless. He was widely known by his writing for the papers, by writing letters to other shutins, and by the many things that he whittled out of pine wood. Many of these things were placed in bottles and then put together. For a number of years he had been a faithful member of the Mennonite Church. He was drawn into a S shape and thus sat in his chair and his bed. In this position, he led in public prayer in church, gave talks at Sunday school meetings, and testified to the saving power of God. He read the Old Testament through 7 times an the New Testament 32 times. He made his home with his twin sister in Johnstown, Pa. They had intended to attend services at the Weaver Church, but hearing that the Shetler family had returned from Oregon, they attended services at the Stahl Church. In the evening, a brother took them towards their home, when they were struck by an automobile. The collision threw him out of the car, and broke his legs, hurt his shoulder, and also injured him internally. He was taken home, where he died three hours after. He is survived by four brothers and four sisters. Funeral services, which were largely attended were conducted by S. G. Shetler, assisted by Alex. Weaver and W. C. Hershberger. Interment in the Weaver Cemetery.
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