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Hostetler. - Dorothy Mae, daughter of Archie and Rosa Hostetler, was born March 15, 1921; died Apr. 8, 1921, of bronchial pneumonia; aged 24 d. She leaves father, mother, one sister, twin brother, two grandfathers, one grandmother. Laid to rest in the Roanoke Cemetery. Funeral services by J. W. and J. J. Kennell. Text, Mark 10:13-17.
Mutschelknaus. - John Mutschelknaus was born April 23, 1834; died April 12, 1921; aged 86 y. 11 m 19 d. He leaves 3 sons, 1 daughter, 1 sister, 24 grandchildren, and a host of friends. He was a lifelong member of the Walnut Creek, Ohio, A. M. Church and was buried there April 15. Services by S. H. Miller, Lester Hostetler, and D. M. Friedt. Text, Phil. 1:21.
Kauffman. - Ruth Marie, infant daughter of brother and sister Daniel B. and Mattie Kauffman, died March 27, 1921; aged 1 m. 27 d. Three small brothers passed to the great beyond before her. Father, mother, six brothers and three sisters remain. Funeral services by Bishop A. P. Troyer (Text, Matt. 18:2,3) at the Zion A. M. Church East of Hubbard, Oreg. Remains laid to rest in the cemetery near by.
Weaver. - Jacob D. Weaver was born near Walnut Creek,
O., Jan. 15, 1846; died April 12, 1921; aged 75 y. 2 m. 27 d.
He lived a widower nearly 2 years. He leaves 2 sons, 2 daughters,
12 grandchildren, 3 brothers, 2 sister and a host of relatives
and friends. His sickness lasted 9 weeks. He was a member of the
Walnut Creek A. M. Church and was buried there April 15. Services
by Carson Mast, S. H. Miller and D. M. Friedt. Text, Phil. 1:21.
E. A. Hershberger, Sexton.
Burkhart. - Sister Mary Burkhart died in Newville, Pa., Feb. 2, 1921. She was past seventy years of age. Until the death of her youngest brother, John D., two years ago, she had her home with him, since which time she had her home with his widow. She was a faithful member of the Diller Mennonite Church. She is survived by three brothers - Dea. Abram Burkhart, Dr. C. Burkhart, and Isaac Burkhart.
Brubaker. - Susan Knopp of Mahoning Co., O., was born Aug. 1[?], 1858; died Apr. 3, 1921; aged 62 y. 7 m. 20 d. In October, 1888, she was united in marriage to Menno S. Brubaker. She is survived by her husband, two sons (William and Adin) and a daughter (Catherine Snyder) one brother (Jonas Knopp) and a half-brother (Abram Knopp). Funeral Apr. 6, conducted by Daniel Martin in German and Daniel Brubaker in English.
Transcriber's Note: Day of birth illegible.
Stalter. - Chester Victor, oldest son of Simon and Emma Stalter, was born in Livingston Co., Ill., Oct. 2, 1909; died near Round Hill, Alberta, April 11, 1921; aged 11 y. 6 m. 9 d. Death was due to Diabetes. He leaves father, mother, two brothers, and three sisters, also two aged grandfathers, one grandmother, and a host of relatives and friends. Funeral April 13, 1921, at the Salem Mennonite Church near Tofield, Alta., in charge of Bros. J. K. Lehman and N. E. Roth. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
Benson. - Theodore Benson was born Oct. 11, 1845; died April 9, 1921; aged 75 y. 6 m. 28 d. Surviving him are his widow, 3 sons, 4 daughters, 45 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Bro. B. was received into the Mennonite Church about 3 months ago, after which he went to the hospital for an operation and died about 2 weeks after the operation. Funeral services were conducted by E. J. Blough and L. A. Blough in the U.B. Church of Holsopple, Pa. Interment in the Custer Cemetery.
Unzicker. - Henry Unzicker was born in Bayeen, Germany, Nov. 24, 1853; died at his home in Gibson City, Ill., Apr. 18, 1921; aged 67 y. 7 m. 6 d. On Aug. 18, 1880, he was married to Anna Ohneberg. They were blessed with 7 children. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church to the end. Death was due to a complication of diseases. He leaves 4 sons, 2 daughters, 15 grandchildren, 2 brothers, and 2 sisters. His wife and 1 daughter preceded him to the spirit world. Funeral services conducted in German by Bro. Daniel Greiser (Text, John 5:24) in English by Bro. J. A. Heiser (Text, Rom. 6:23).
Miller. - Barbara Miller, widow of Joas Miller, died at the home of her son Oby Miller, April 25, 1921; aged 61 y. 19 d. She united with the Old Order Mennonite Church in her younger years and was a faithful member until death. Her husband died about 30 years ago. She is survived by 3 sons, (Oby, Sam, and Ezra) and 20 grandchildren. Her husband, 4 children, and 5 grandchildren preceded her in death. She had been in failing health for the past year. Services were held at the home of her son, Oby Miller, April 27. [Funral] conducted by Nathaniel Miller from Rev. 21 and Rudy Kauffman from II Cor. 5:1. Interment in nearby cemetery.
Transcriber's Note: [Funral] spelled as in original.
Oyer. - Kathrine (Zehr) Oyer was born in Woodford Co., Ill., Apr. 2, 1858; died at her home near Fisher, Ill., Apr. 14, 1921; aged 63 y. 12 d. Sister Oyer suffered a number of years from a complication of diseases. At the age of 16 she confessed her Christ, united with the Amish Mennonite Church, and remained a faithful member to the end. On Aug. 27, 1876, she was united in marriage to Christian Oyer. To this union 12 children were born. She leaves 43 grandchildren, 2 brothers, 2 sisters, and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services conducted in [Grman] by Bro. Daniel Grieser (Text, II Cor. 5:1), in English by Bro. J. A. Heiser (Text, I Thes. 4:13).
Transcriber's Note: [Grman] spelled as in original.
Bower. - David E., son of Bro. Abram L. and Sister Hannah (Landis) Bower, was born at Boyertown, Pa., June 3, 1915; died at his parental home in Souderton, Pa., April 17, 1921; aged 5 y. 10 m. 14 d. David was taken sick in January with [tonsilitis] and liver complaint, and has suffered from a weakened heart since that time, the last few weeks being confined to his bed. He was of a sunny disposition, while yet in health being obedient, seldom needing punishment. He will be greatly missed by parents, 1 sister and three brothers who survive but are comforted with the thought that "of such is the kingdom of heaven". Funeral services were held April 20 at the Souderton Mennonite Church by Bro. Jacob M. and Elmer B. Moyer. Text, Matt. 18:10. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
Transcriber's Note: [tonsilitis] spelled as in original.
Derstine. - Ernest G., son of Herbert A. and Lillian
B. Derstine, died of infantile complications, April 12, 1921;
aged 2 m. 7 d. Although he suffered much during his short stay
here we have the comforting thought, that he has gone to that
place where pain and suffering are forever o'er. He leaves parents
and one brother (Marvin). Funeral services were held April 16
at Souderton, Pa., Mennonite Church by Bros. Jacob and Elmer Moyer.
Interment in the adjoining cemetery. Text, II Samuel 12:23, latter
"A little bud to us was given,
To claim a portion of our love.
It left us soon and went to heaven,
There to dwell with Him above."
Stutzman. - Lydia Stutzman (nee Hauder) was born Aug.
28, 1884, near Milford, Nebr.; died April 11, 1921; aged 36 y.
7 m. 13 d. On Jan. 8, 1903 she was married to Menno Stutzman.
To this union were born 5 sons and 1 daughter. About the age of
15 she accepted Christ as her Savior and joined the East Fairview
A. M. Church, to which she remained faithful until death. Cause
of her death was leakage of the heart. She leaves husband, 5 sons,
1 daughter, father, 3 brothers, 2 sisters, and a host of relatives
"Dearest mother light of the home,
Looking for someone beckoning come,
Bright as a sunbeam, pure as the dew,
Anxiously looking, mother, for you."
By a son.
Hartzler. - George Alger, infant son of brother and
sister Chester D. and Mollie Hartzler of near Aurora, Oreg., [did]
April 19, 1921; aged 8 days. He leaves his parents and one brother
(Clarence). One brother and 2 sisters preceded him to the home
"We had a little treasure once,
He was our joy and pride;
We loved him, ah, perhaps too well,
For soon he slept and died.
All is dark within our dwelling,
Lonely are our [harts] today,
For the one we loved so dearly
Has forever passed away."
Funeral services by A. P. Troyer and Edward Z. Yoder (Text, John 14:18) at the Zion A. M. Church. Remains are at rest [witin] the cemetery near by.
Transcriber's Note: [did], [hart], [witin] all spelled as in original.
Beery. - Nancy Jane, daughter of Jacob and Catherine Beery, was born at Bremen, Ohio, Aug. 7, 187l; died at her home near Columbus Grove, Ohio, April 20, 1921; aged 49 y. 8 m. 13 d. In her fifteenth year she [movd] with her parents from the place of her birth to this community where she has ever since resided. She is survived by three brothers (Joshua, John and David) and two sisters (Mrs. A. R. Good and Sarah). A brother, Samuel, died in his twentieth year in 1880. Her mother survived until a few years ago. In her early young womanhood she became a Christian and united with the Zion Mennonite Church of which she has been a faithful member ever since. She lived a cheerful Christian life quietly in her home, showing many acts of self-sacrificing kindness to all with whom she came into contact, especially to the members of her family, particularly to her aged mother during her lingering sickness. Funeral services were conducted at the Zion Mennonite Church on Friday afternoon by Paul E. Whitmer and Noah Blosser.
Transcriber's Note: [movd] spelled as in original.
Transcribed by Kathy Sparr Mott, Indiana.
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Christner. - Bertha, daughter of Dan and Katie Christner,
was born Jan. 24, 1921, at Pigeon, Mich.; died May 1, 1921. She
leaves father, mother, 1 sister, and 3 brothers. Funeral services
were conducted at the Pigeon River Church by Bro. Sol. Swartzendruber.
Text, Mark 10:14.
"A little bud to us was given,
To claim a portion of our love,
It left us soon and went to heaven,
There to dwell in that home above."
Stutzman. - Monroe Stutzman was born in Holmes Co., Ohio, April 4, 1882; died at his home near Milford, Nebr., April 23, 1921; aged 39 y. 19 d. He leaves a step-mother, 2 half-brothers, 2 half sisters. Father, mother, 2 brothers and one sister preceded him in death. He accepted Christ as his Savior and united with the Amish Mennonite Church at the age of 22 and remained a faithful member until death. Funeral services conducted by A. D. Stutzman and L. O. Schlegel. Text, Heb. 4:9.
Buerge. - Lydia Shrock was born near Middlebury, Indiana,
February 18, 1848; died at her home in Jasper, Mo., April 28,
1921; aged 73 y. 2 m. 10 d. She was married March 12, 1865, to
Daniel Buerge of Ontario, Canada. He died April 28, 1920. She
was a member of the Mennonite Church for many years. She is survived
by 4 brothers, 3 sisters, 4 children, and 11 grandchildren. The
children are Mrs. Amanda Seidner, Mrs. H. R. Shepp, Alf Buerge,
and Harvey Buerge.
One of the family.
Zeager. - Sister Mamie Zeager (nee Lehman) wife of Paul Zeager, was born in Lebanon Co., Pa., April 17, 1895; died at her home in Conewago, Pa., after a short illness with asthma, April 2, 1921; aged 25 y. 11 m. 15 d. She was a member of the Mennonite Church for twelve years. She is survived by a sorrowing husband, 3 children (Russell, Mary Ruth, and Almeda Mae), parents, 6 sisters, and 3 brothers. Funeral services at the home, April 6, and at the Elizabethtown Mennonite Church, conducted by Samuel Oberholtzer and Simon Garber. Text, Rev. 14:13. Interment in Good's Cemetery.
Swanenburg. - James, son of Fred and Elizabeth Swanenburg,
Frazer, Pa., died April 21, 1921, aged 13 days - a very short
life, but long enough to win the affections of parents and friends.
Funeral at the home, conducted by Bro. I. B. Good. Text, Jno.
11:25. Buried Frazer Mennonite Cemetery.
"By Thy hands the boon was given;
Thou hast take but Thine own;
Lord of earth and God of heaven,
Thou hast taken but Thine own."
Zimmerman. - Samuel P. Zimmerman was born Oct. 31, 1842;
died March 14, 1921, at his home near Shiremanstown, Pa., where
he lived almost his entire life. He was a faithful member of the
Mennonite Church for many years, his seat being seldom vacant,
and he was also a member of the Eastern Mennonite Mission Board.
He was united in marriage to Anna Whistler, who preceded him in
death. He is survived by one daughter (Minnie Strong) and three
sons (Elam, Owen, and Christi); also five grandchildren and one
brother (Jonas B. Zimmerman) and one sister (Leah Shope). Funeral
services were held at the Slate Hill Church by Bros. Simon Landis,
Benj. Zimmerman, and Samuel Hess. Interment in the cemetery adjoining.
Jonas B. Zimmerman.
Leatherman. - Margaret, daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth Link, was born in Mahoning Co., Ohio, Feb 12, 1857; died at the home of her daughter in Elkhart, Ind.; aged 64 y. 2 m. 12 d. She came to Elkhart county when a child and was married to Alvin Leatherman Nov. 4, 1881. Her death was caused by a third stroke of paralysis. She became unconscious immediately after the stroke and remained so until death. She became a member of the Mennonite Church about forty years ago and was a faithful member to the last. She leaves two sons (Irvin and Charles), three daughters (Mrs. Allen Mohn, Mrs. John Cole, and Mrs. Henry Shafer), nine grandchildren, and a brother (C. U. Link). Funeral services were conducted at the Prairie Street Mennonite Church by J. F. Funk, J. K. Bixler, and Wm. B. Weaver.
Warye. - Ruth Ellen, daughter of S. E. and Lydia Warye, was born June 4, 1898; died April 8, 1921, at the home of her parents near West Liberty, Ohio, aged 22 y. 10 m. 4 d. At [th] tender age of nine years she united with the Oak Grove Mennonite Church. Here she continued a faithful though quiet worshiper so long as she was able to attend. During the last week of her illness, as she realized that her life was fading away, she expressed peace in her soul and a desire to go to her Savior. This wish has been granted and she has gone to join the two brothers and two sisters who preceded her in death. She is survived by her father, mother, two brothers (Fred and Herman), a little sister (Mary Vaughn), and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Oak Grove Church, Sunday afternoon, at 2 o'clock, in charge of Bros. S. E. Allgyer and C. H. Byler. Burial in Hooley Cemetery.
Transcriber's Note: [th] as spelled in original.
Stoltzfus. - Sister Barbara Wenger, wife of Levi Stoltzfus,
was born in Rockingham Co., Va., July 4, 1871; died at her home
near Concord, Tenn., April 23, 1921; aged 50 y. 9 m. 9 d. Her
family (1 daughter and 5 sons) were all at home at her death except
one son. Her aged mother is in the home where she died. She also
has two sisters (Mrs. Jess Brenneman and Mary Anne Lehman). She
bore her much suffering without a word of complaint, expressing
perfect confidence in the Lord and repeatedly asked for the reading
of His Word and for prayer. On the morning of the 22nd as she
realized her end was near, she spoke to us all and asked again
that Bro. Jennings offer special prayer. She then made all the
funeral arrangements, selected a few hymns and the text, "In
my Father's house are many mansions," then spoke a parting
message to her husband and each of the family present and for
those not present urging them to put their trust in the Lord.
Funeral services on the 25th at the Concord Mennonite Church conducted
by Bros. Wm. Jennings and H. J. Powell.
Yoder. - Christian D. Yoder was born in Champaign Co., Ohio, Oct. 15, 1845; died at his home April 24, 1921; aged 75 y. 6 m. 9 d. In his youth he moved with his parents to Cass Co., Mich., and in 1865 they moved to Cass Co., Mo., where he spent the rest of his life. He united with the Mennonite Church in early manhood and lived a true and faithful life till death. On Feb. 26, 1874, he united in marriage to Elizabeth Gerber. This home was blest with 3 sons and 3 daughters. One son preceded him in infancy and one at the age of 25. One daughter who lives in Wileer, Idaho, could not be present at the funeral. He was a patient sufferer for several years with kidney trouble which later developed into Bright's disease and heart trouble. He was confined to his bed 4 weeks. His suffering was intense at times, but it was always without a murmur. He leaves a loving companion, one son, 3 daughters, 17 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Among his favorite songs were: "Never Lose Sight of the Cross," and "My Saviour first of all." Funeral April 27, conducted by L. J. Miller. Texts, Job 14:14; Eccl. 12:5: "Man goes to his long home." Buried in Clear Fork Cemetery.
Yousey. - Christian, son of John and Kate Yousey, was
born at Kingwood, Ont., April 18, 1846; died at his home in Crogan,
N. Y., April 19, 1921; aged 75 years. He died of tuberculosis
of the bones. He moved to New York when a young man and was afterwards
married to Kate Zehr on March 2, 1871. She died nine years ago.
To this union were born 7 children, of whom two sons died in infancy.
He is survived by 5 children (Mrs. Winfield Cronk, Mrs. Peter
Nofziger, Mrs. Daniel Lehman, Mrs. Malcom Thompson, and Aaron)
3 brothers, and many nieces and nephews. Although a great sufferer
for several years, he bore it all with Christian patience, often
saying, "The Lord's will, not mine, be done." He was
a kind husband and loving father who will be greatly missed. Being
of a cheerful disposition, he was loved by all who knew him. His
funeral was largely attended by the Amish Mennonites, of which
church he was a faithful member. His remains were laid to rest
by the side of his wife at Kirchnerville, N. Y. Sermon by Bishop
Christian Nofziger in German and J. J. Zehr in English - at the
home by Bro. Joseph Lehman. Text, Psa. 23, his favorite psalm.
Hoover. - Christopher Hoover was born in York Co., Ont.,
April 22, 1844; died in South Cayuga of general weakness April
21, 1921; aged 77 years, less one day. His wife and one son preceded
him in death. He leaves 3 daughters (Nancy, Mary, and Mrs. Robert
Smith) and a grandchild, also a son-in-law, all living on the
old homestead. He also leaves a brother, a sister, and a large
number of relatives. He was converted in his youth and joined
the Mennonite Church. He was ordained a deacon and served faithfully
in that capacity for over 35 years. He has been failing in health
for some years, but was able to get around some, attending a Sunday
school conference at Vineland a few weeks ago. Two weeks ago he
took a spell while on business in town, and had to be brought
home. A trained nurse was secured to care for him, but he calmly
fell asleep after calling his family together and bidding them
goodbye. He had no fear of death and had a strong desire to depart.
We miss our parents, but will try to meet them in a better world.
Services conducted by Bro. S. F. Coffman of Vineland, Ont. Text,
"Be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown
"Weep not for me - I am free from pain;
My earthly suffering is o'er;
I hope to meet you all again
On that bright, happy shore."
Transcribed by Kathy Sparr Mott, Indiana.
Gospel Herald - Volume XIV, Number 7 - May 19, 1921 - page 143
Sutter. - Harvey M., son of Peter and Fannie Sutter, was born near Milford, Neb., Mar. 31, 1898; died at Camp Marchfield near Riverside, Calif., April 4, 1921; age 23 y. 3 d. He leaves father, mother, four brothers, and two sisters. Two brothers and two sisters preceded him. Funeral services were held at the Mt. View Mennonite Church, Creston, Mont., April 10, conducted by Brethren Kauffman and Harp. Interment in the cemetery nearby.
Denlinger. - Glenn Richard, little son of Samuel and Elizabeth Denlinger, died at his home near Mummasburg, Pa., March 31, 1921; aged 14 days. He was a patient sufferer while in his short stay with us, but God saw fit to take him home. His parents, two brothers (Clarence and Robert) are left to mourn their loss. Funeral services at the home Apr. 2 conducted by Bro. Amos W. Myers. Burial in cemetery at Mummasburg.
Montoney. - Sister Malinda Montoney was born May 22,
1855; died April 15, 1921; aged 65 y. 10 m. 23 d. She had been
sick for over a year and suffered greatly most of the time. For
the last month of her life her earnest desire was that the Lord
might call her home and relieve her from her suffering. She united
with the Mennonite Church a number of years ago and was faithful
till death. Funeral services conducted on Saturday, Apr. 16, by
Bro. S. H. Rhodes. Laid to rest in Kerns burying ground.
R. W. B.
Felix. - Bertha Felix, daughter of Joseph and Rebecca Royer, was born Feb. 2 1879, in Lancaster Co., Pa.; died at her home in Orrville, Ohio, May 1, 1921; aged 42 y. 2 m. 29 d. She was married to Frank Felix Nov. 29, 1900. About 10 years ago she and her husband were received into the communion of the Mennonite church in Columbiana Co., Ohio, by Bishop A. J. Steiner. Later they moved to Wayne Co., Ohio, and continued their fellowship with the Salem congregation. Sister Felix loved to go to the house of worship and was faithful to keeping the ordinances of the house of God unto the end. She was afflicted for over 9 years, suffered much distress, but she never lost sight of her suffering Savior who helped her to bear it all and with her dying breath she said, "I am going to see Jesus." Funeral services were conducted at the home and the Orrville Mennonite Church by P. R. Lantz, A. J. Steiner, and I. W. Royer.
Yoder. - Christian D., son of Reuben and Mattie Yoder,
was born in Champaign Co., Ohio, Oct. 15, 1854; died at his home
near Garden City, Mo., April 24, 1921; aged 75 y. 6 m. 9 d. In
1874 he was united in marriage to Elizabeth Gerber. This union
was blessed with 3 sons and 3 daughters. One son preceded the
father in infancy, another at the age of 25 y. The ones remaining
are Benjamin J., Mattie, Dora, and Maud. He also leaves a loving
companion, 17 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild, 3 sisters, and
a host of relatives and friends. He united with the Mennonite
Church in early manhood and lived true and faithful until death.
He loved his church and Sunday school, and his place was seldom
vacant. He was a sufferer from Bright's disease and heart trouble,
being bedfast four weeks. The funeral was held from the Sycamore
Grove Church by Bro. L. J. Miller. Texts, Job 14:14; Eccl. 12:5,
chosen by the family. Buried in Clearfield Cemetery.
"Oh can it be that he has left us,
He who always had a smile?
Yes, he's gone, but soon we'll meet him,
'Twill only be a little while."
Transcribed by Kathy Sparr Mott, Indiana.
Gospel Herald - Volume XIV, Number 8 - May 26, 1921 - page 158
Shantz. - Moses S. Shantz was born Nov. 14, 1839, in
Waterloo Co., Ont.; died May 10, 1921; aged 81 y. 5 m. 26 d. Was
married to Margaret Horst who died 26 years ago. To them was born
1 son who died 2 years ago. He leaves to mourn 2 grandchildren
and 3 brothers and 2 sisters. Funeral services were held from
the residence of Mr. Ephraim S. Snider on Friday, May 13, and
at the Shantz Church. Services conducted by Jonas Snider and Manassah
Hallman. "Gone but not forgotten."
By a Niece.
Miller. - Jemima Miller, nee Troyer, was born Mar. 20, 1881; died May 1, 1921; aged 40 y. 1 m. 12 d. She was baptized and received into the Mennonite Church at Walnut Creek, O., in her youth and remained a faithful and consistent member until the end. She was united in marriage to William L. Miller Aug. 27, 1905. To this union were born 5 sons and 4 daughters of which 1 son and 1 daughter preceded her to the spirit world in their infancy. She leaves husband, 7 children, 6 brothers, 4 sisters, and a host of friends. Services conducted by E. B. Stoltzfus and S. H. Miller from Jno. 11:11. Interment at Martin's Creek Church, near Millersburg.
Kaufman. - Stephen Kaufman was born Mar. 28, 1852; died May 9, 1921; aged 69 y. 1 m. 12 d. He was married to Fannie Sala Feb. 10, 1878. There was born to this union one daughter (Emma) and one son (Loranza). Emma is married to S. K. Yoder; Loranza is married to Annie Swank. There are eight grandchildren, six of them belong to the Mennonite Church. Bro. Kaufman was a member of the Mennonite Church for 42 years. He was a healthy man about all his life till three weeks ago his health failed him. Funeral services were held in the Stahl Mennonite Church by Bros. W. C. Hershberger and L. A. Blough. Buried in the Stahl Cemetery.
Herr. - Sarah, widow of H. S. Herr died in Lancaster, Pa., Apr. 2, 1921; aged 63 y. 3 m. 27 d. Three daughters, 3 sons, and 1 granddaughter survive. She was a kind and affectionate mother. She was a member of the E. Chestnut St. Mennonite Church, ever trusting in the rich promises of God's Word. After a week of severe suffering from heart trouble she fell asleep in Jesus. Her loved ones' care was of no avail, and she was called to be with her Redeemer. Funeral services at the home by L. Weaver, and at the Strasburg Church by Bro. J. M. Lefever and ---- Watts. Burial in adjoining cemetery, by the side of her husband and children.
Burkhart. - Florence Loraine, little daughter of Eli and Fannie Burkhart, was born Feb. 25, 1915; died at the Bethel Hospital, Newton, Kans., May 8, 1921; aged 6 y. 2 m. 13 d. Her sickness, spinal meningitis, was brief, the serious illness lasting but one day. She leaves to mourn her loss her parents, 3 brothers, and 4 sisters, one brother having preceded her to the better world. She was a bright and happy child, and will be greatly missed by her classmates, friends, and relatives. Her affectionate and obedient disposition will leave its influence for many years upon all who learned to love her. Funeral services were held from the Pennsylvania Church, conducted by Paul Erb and C. Reiff, with interment in the adjoining cemetery.
Niswander. - Susanna Niswander was born June 23, 1853;
died at the Eastern Mennonite Home May 7, 1921; aged 67 y. 10
m. 14 d. Some years ago she went to the Old People's Home, Marshallville,
O., to live. She lived there until 2 years ago last January when
the home burned, then she went with 6 other inmates to the Eastern
Mennonite Home where she spent her last days. She was sick only
5 days. The last day she asked to have communion which was given
her. She said she was going home then in about four hours she
passed peacefully away. She was baptized nearly 9 years ago in
the Mennonite faith. On May 10 her burial took place. Bro. Jacob
Moyer spoke at the Home; the body was taken to the Mennonite Church
at Souderton where Bro. Mahlon Sauder preached. Text, Mark 14:8.
Burial in the cemetery nearby.
L. A. W.
Hess. - Jacob Edward, son of Bro. and Sister Jacob G.
and Katie (Charles) Hess, was born at Millersville, Pa., July
12, 1916; died at Lancaster General Hospital, May 1, 1921; aged
4 y. 9 m. 19 d. Edward suffered very much with pleuro-pneumonia
for 5 weeks. During all his sickness he never murmured or complained.
His sweet tempered and sunny disposition won the affection of
the nurses and doctors at the hospital, "for to know him
was to love him." The day before his death he asked his mother
to read about Jesus; also to sing. After singing "Suffer
the children to come," he asked her to sing it again. His
parents, 2 brothers (David and John Henry), 3 sisters (Mary, Naomi,
and Anna Lois), and many other relatives remain. Funeral May 3,
conducted by Bros. D. N. Lehman and D. N. Gish. Text, II Kings
Hostetler. - Levi Hostetler was born Oct. 4, 1832, in Cambria county, Pa.; died near Harrisburg, Oreg., May 8, 1921; aged 88 y. 7 m. 4 d. He was married to Barbara Hershberger, Mar. 12, 1854, and to this union were born 13 children, of whom 4 preceded him to the spirit world. His first wife died Apr. 9, 1912. On Oct. 3, 1913, he was married to Sarah Kaufman, who, with 3 sons, 6 daughters, 2 brothers, 1 sister, 51 grandchildren, and 48 great-grandchildren survive him. He united with the Amish Mennonite Church many years ago and at the time of his death was a member of the Fairview Church near Albany, Oreg. Funeral services were conducted at the South Methodist Church of Harrisburg by S. G. Shetler and Daniel Erb, after which the body was sent to Hubbard, Oreg. The following day services were conducted at Zion Church by C. R. Gerig, A. P. Troyer and S. G. Shetler.
King. - Catharine King, nee Wagler, was born in Alsace-Lorraine, Germany, Oct. 18, 1842; died at Aurora, Oreg., May 8, 1921; aged 78 y. 6 m. 20 d. She came to Ontario, Canada, when she was 12 years old, and after she had grown to womanhood moved to Woodford Co., Ill., where she was married to Joseph B. King, in 1871. She and her husband united with the Mennonite Church and were members at the time of organizing the church near Eugene, Oreg., about 30 years ago. Later they moved to Barlow and were members of the Hopewell Church until death, her husband having preceded her a few years ago. She is survived by all of her children, 3 sons and 2 daughters, and 13 grandchildren. Services were conducted in the Presbyterian Church of Aurora by S. G. Shetler and J. D. Mishler and later at the Hopewell Church by S. G. Shetler, C. R. Gerig and J. D. Mishler. Interment in the cemetery near the latter church.
Brackbill. - Sister Lizzie Leaman, wife of J. Eden Brackbill
died in Lancaster, Pa., May 6, 1921; aged 55 y. 6 m. 15 d. Her
husband, 5 daughters, 2 sons, 1 granddaughter, 5 sisters, and
2 brothers remain to mourn their loss. Her death was caused by
heart trouble and dropsy of which she suffered for four weeks,
but with great patience. Several days before her departure she
called her family together, gave them goodbye, and admonished
them to live closer to God than ever before. During her sickness
she repeated scripture after scripture, and after passing into
a semi-conscious condition she was heard to repeat such verses
as, "Let me go where saints are going;" "I am going
to live with the angels so fair." She had the privilege of
seeing all her children, except two small daughters, give their
hearts to Jesus. May they live so they can meet their mother in
heaven. Funeral services May 9, at the E. Chestnut St. Mennonite
Church conducted by Bros. Jacob E. Brubaker, D. H. and J. H. Mosemann.
May God comfort the sorrowing ones.
Transcribed by Kathy Sparr Mott, Indiana.