Gospel Herald Obituaries - August, 1922

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GOSPEL HERALD - Volume XV, Number 18 - AUGUST 3, 1922 PAGE 351-352

Boshart.--Leah (Erb) Boshart was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., Sept. 19, 1856; died at her home near Millbank, Ont., July 19, 1922. She has been an invalid for some years, but she bore her suffering patiently, always expressing a desire to go to Jesus where pain and sufferings are no more, being in her usual state the Lord took her to her long desire home very suddenly and unexpectedly. On Feb. 12, 1878, she united in marriage with Jacob Boshart. To this union were born 5 children. She leaves a sorrowing husband, 2 sons, 1 daughter, 9 grandchildren, and a host of relatives and friends. Funeral services were held on July 22, conducted at the house by Bro. John Albrecht, and at the Morington Amish Mennonite Church by Bro. Jacob Lichty (text, II Cor. 5: 1-12), and Bro. Nicholas Nafziger (text, Jno. 11: 20-44). Interment in the adjoining cemetery.

Herr.--Louisa Herr, widow of Abraham H. Herr, was born in Lancaster Co., Aug. 3, 1846; died at her home in Strasburg township, July 9, 1922. She was a faithful member of Mellinger's Mennonite Church for many years. She was afflicted of the effect of a stroke for four weeks. Her desire was to depart and be with Jesus. She leaves 5 children, 2 sons, and 3 daughters, also 1 sister Eliza Wenger. Funeral services were held July 11 at the home of her daughter by Bro. Christ Brubaker at the house, and Bro. Sanford Landis at Mellinger's Mennonite Church. Texts, Romans 8:24; Prov. 16:31. Interment in adjoining cemetery.

Dearest mother, thou hast left us,
Here our loss we deeply feel,
But tis God that hath bereft us,
He can all our sorrows heal.
A Daughter.

Hornberger.--Susie Martin Hornberger was born near Roseland, Adams Co., Nebraska, November 17, 1889. She passed to her reward June 13, 1922; aged 32 y. 6 mo. 27 d. She was united in marriage to Thomas E. Hornberger April 22, 1908; to this union were born two children, Vivian and Edwin. She with her husband accepted Christ as her Savior and sealed their covenant by baptism. She had been a great sufferer for fourteen weeks but she peacefully fell asleep. She leaves to mourn her early departure, husband, 2 children, mother, 4 brothers, 4 sisters, and numerous relatives and friends. The funeral services were conducted by Bro. D. G. Lapp, assisted by Bro. A. C. Bates. Text, Rev. 21:1, last clause. A large concourse of relatives and friends gathered at the Roseland Mennonite Church where the services were conducted. The body was laid to rest in the Mennonite cemetery.

Landis.--Anna L. Landis, daughter of the late Jacob and Anna E. Landis, was born Apr. 8, 1902; died in her home in Florin, Lancaster Co., Pa., May 27, 1922; aged 20 y. 1 m. 19 d. She lived with her mother at the time of her death. She took sick in November and her desire was if it was the Lord's will to get well. On April 21 she requested to be anointed with oil accompanied by prayer for her recovery. This service was granted and Bro. Isaac Brubaker officiated. She was a member of the Mennonite Church for a number of years and bore her sufferings very patiently until death and said "The Lord's will be done." She leaves her mother, two sisters, Mary and Margaret, at home; also three half-brothers to mourn her departure. Funeral services were conducted at the home by Bro. Simon Garber, and at the Mt. Joy Mennonite Church by Bros. Lehman Kraybill and Henry Lutz. Text, Job 1:21, latter clause. Interment in Good's cemetery.

Just a rest for weary footsteps
Just to fold the tired hands,
Just a glimpse across the river
Where the Holy City stands.
A S. S. Classmate

Hackman.--Nancy Hackman (nee Hursh), daughter of Christian and Nancy Hursh, was born near Apple Creek, Ohio, Sept. 23, 1850; died in Marshallville, Ohio, July 16, 1922; aged 71 y. 9 m. 14 d. She was united in marriage with John Hackman Nov. 9, 1875. To this union were born 3 children--Ada S., Sarah Amy, and Ivan Ray. Ada S. preceded her in death at the age of three and one half years. There remain to mourn her departure her husband, 1 daughter, 1 son, 7 grandchildren, 1 brother, 1 invalid sister, and many other relatives and friends. In her younger years she united with the Reformed Church. In the year 1880 she with her husband united with the Mennonite Church in which she faithfully labored for Christ and the Church until death. In the home she was a patient, faithful Christian companion, a kind and considerate mother, earnestly desiring to see her children yield their lives to the Lord and to serve Him, to which end she faithfully labored. Funeral Tuesday P.M., at the Martins Church. Interment was made in cemetery near by. Funeral services were conducted by E. F. Hartzler and Aaron Eberly. Text, Heb. 9:27.

Snyder.--Bertha Amanda Snyder, daughter of J. M. and Catherine Kreider, was born near Wadsworth, Ohio, Nov. 13, 1890; died at her home near Wadsworth, Ohio, June 25, 1922; aged 31 y. 7 m. 12 d. She gave birth to a baby boy on June 21 and was apparently on the road to recovery. On the morning of June 25 she had a fainting spell and in just a few minutes she passed away, without any pain and scarcely any distress. On Jan. 21, 1904, she was received by baptism in the Bethel Mennonite Church and remained a faithful member until death. In the spring of 1909 she moved with her parents to Hale Co., Texas, and on April 9, 1910, she was united in marriage to John S. Snyder. This happy union was blessed with six children, (Vera, Dorothy, Irene, Mildred, Lois, John) all of whom with the husband survive. In addition to these there remain to mourn her early death her parents, two sisters, one brother, together with a host of friends. Funeral services were held at Bethel Church June 28. Sermon preached by Bro. I. J. Buckwalter. Text, Zech. 14: 7. Burial in 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."

Mellinger.--Mary Z. Mellinger, wife of Jesse K. Mellinger passed peacefully away Friday June 2, 1922, at her home near Lancaster, Pa. She was born Sept. 2, 1891; aged 30 y, 9 m. She was a daughter of Abram and Rebecca (Zimmerman) Diffenbach. Early in her life she saw need of a Savior, accepted her Christ and united with Mellinger's Mennonite Church where she served and worshipped her Master faithfully. She is survived by her deeply bereaved husband and four children, namely, Paul, Walter, Dorothy and Rebecca as well as father, mother, four sisters, two brothers and a host of relatives and friends. She was a kind and loving mother and ever ready with that smile that cheers your heart and always anxious to do an act of kindness for some one. We have the blessed assurance that her soul is at rest with the redeemed awaiting the summons for her eternal reward. Funeral services were held at Mellinger's Mennonite Church, Sunday afternoon, June 4, conducted by Jacob Mellinger, Sanford Landis, David Landis and John Mosemann. Text, Prov. 3:17; Rev. 22; Lam. 3:32, 33. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
A precious one from us has gone
A voice we loved is stilled,
A place is vacant in our home
Which never can be filled.

Transcribed by Kathryn Steckly, Indiana


Gospel Herald - Volume XV, Number 19 - August 10, 1922-pages 383-384

Jackson.--Sanford Jackson was born in Severe Co., Tenn. Feb. 24, 1907; died in Attica, Mich., June 16, 1922; aged 15 y. 3 m. 22 d. While standing in the hall of the schoolhouse he was struck by a flash of lightning and killed instantly. He was the first one to be buried in the cemetery adjoining the meeting house of the Mennonite Church near Imlay City, Mich. He leaves his sorrowing parents, 3 brothers, and 4 sisters, besides a large number of other relatives and friends to mourn his early and unexpected departure. Funeral services were conducted at the home by the Methodist minister from Attica, who happened to be Sanford's teacher in school; and at the meeting house by Brethren Peter Ropp and Simon W. Sommer. Text, Psalm 39:4, 5. Simon W. Sommer

Litwiller.--John Litwiller was born in Butler Co. Ohio, Feb. 27, 1841; died very suddenly July 15, 1922; aged 81 y. 4 m. 18 d. His mother died when he was six years old. At the age of ten he with his father, brothers and sisters moved from Ohio to Tazewell Co., Ill., settling near Hopedale. He united with the Amish Mennonite Church in his youth and remained faithful to the end. He was united in marriage to Fanny Birky Nov. 8, 1863. To this union were born six sons and five daughters; two dying in infancy. He leaves his aged companion, 9 children, 55 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, one sister (Mrs. Nichols Martin) to mourn his sudden departure. "The Lord has given, the Lord has taken, Blessed be the name of the Lord." Funeral services July 17 at the home by Daniel Nafziger, and at the A. M. Church near Hopedale by Jonas Litwiller and Samuel Gerber. Text, Phil. 1:21.

Rodgers.--Martha Sarepta Gibb was born in McPherson County, Kansas, Jan. 28, 1875. She was married to Albert E. Rodgers Aug. 27, 1894. To this union was born three sons--George L., Willard G., and Frank E. She died at Bethel Hospital after an operation for gall stones on July 7, 1922, her age being 47 y. 5 m. 9 d. She is survived by her husband, her three sons, her mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Gibb, who had her home with her, and one brother Lee of LaJunta, Colo. besides a large number of relatives and friends. She was converted and united with the Mennonite Church 16 years ago, to which faith she remained faithful to the end. Her last words were "I am ready and willing to die. Because of much sickness by herself and an invalid son all his life, she was deprived of attending church services for a number of years. She was always a member of the Pennsylvania congregation. The funeral was held at the Pennsylvania Church on Sunday afternoon July 9, where a very large congregation assembled to pay the last tribute of respect. The services were in charge of J. M. R. Weaver assisted by T. M. Erb. Text, Eph. 5:16.

Miller.--Martin L. Miller was born Aug. 6, 1846; died July 24, 1922; aged 75 y. 11 m. 18 d. He was a member of the Mennonite Church for many years, serving as deacon eleven years in Good's congregation. In 1871 he was married to Lizzie Conley, who died in 1877. To this union were born four children of whom three survive him. In 1878 he was married to Elizabeth Zimmerman, who died Feb. 28, 1913. To this union were born eleven children, ten of whom survive him also forty-two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, one brother and three sisters. He attended services Sunday morning, dying suddenly during the night. It was his desire to depart this life to be with Christ. Funeral services were held July 27 at his late home and at Good's Church. Services were conducted by Bros. Simon Garber, John Landis, John Ebersole, and Noah Risser. Text, Rev. 14:12, 13.
The golden gates were opened wide
A gentle voice said "Come,"
And angels from the other side
Welcomed our father home.
A Son.

Weidman.--Polly Weidman, oldest daughter of Solomon and Leah Martin, was born Nov. 28, 1854, in Woolwich township, Waterloo Co., Ont. In 1869 she with her parents moved to Huron Co., Ont. On Sept. 24, 1878, she was united in marriage to Elias Weidman. In 1892 they with their family moved to McKinley township, Huron Co., Mich., where they have since resided. She is survived by a loving husband and nine children: Isaac and Albert of Detroit, Mich; Edmund and Moses of Pigeon, Mich., Norman, of Aurora, Ill.; Laura Schaaf of Imlay City, Mich.; Ida Schaaf and Salome Smith, of Pigeon, Mich.; Sarah at home, 23 grandchildren, 2 sisters, and 1 brother, and a host of friends. She was afflicted with Bright's Disease for several years, and became seriously ill in February, gradually declining until June 19, when gangrene developed, from which she suffered much pain until July 21, when her spirit passed away. In 1881 she was converted and united with the Mennonite Church, living a faithful Christian life until the end. Funeral services were held at the Berne Mennonite Church July 24, by Ed Brown and Peter Ropp. Texts, Job 14:14; Isa. 35:10. Buried in Mennonite Cemetery.

Kurtz.--Fanny Schrock Kurtz was born near Orriville, O., July 11, 1846; died July 22, 1922; aged 76 y. 11 d. Her death was due to a stroke of paralysis which she received while engaged in the work of the home. She soon lapsed into unconsciousness and remained in this condition until she died at about six o,clock in the evening. She was the daughter of Samuel and Lydia Schrock and the oldest of a family of our children, three of whom still survive her. On Jan. 27, 1870, she was united in marriage to Stephen Y. Kurtz, who was called to his eternal reward only a little more than six months ago, after they had shared together the joys and sorrows of life for nearly 52 years. To this union was born six children, four sons and two daughters, one son having passed beyond in early manhood. She accepted her Saviour in her youth and remained a faithful member of the Church to the close of her life. She had a deep concern for the religious welfare of her family and for the work of the Church. Her consistent Christian life was an inspiration to her children and her good influence was felt by all who came in contact with her life. She found her greatest joy in the service of her Master which expressed itself in her prayers and her limited though cheerful contributions for the work of the kingdom. Services were conducted at the Oak Grove Church by the brethren, C. Z. Yoder, J. S. Gerig, and Jesse Smucker, from Psa. 16:8 and Mark 14:8.

Transcribed by: Kathryn Steckley, Indiana


Gospel Herald - Volume XV, Number 20 - August 17, 1922 page 399

Hertzler.--Christian E. Hertzler, son of Tobias and Annie Hertzler, was born in Juniata Co., Pa., 1869; died July 13, 1922; aged 53 y. 3 m. 24 d. He died at his home in Grand Rapids, Mich., and leaves a wife and 1 son. He went to Grand Rapids, Mich., 30 years ago. He died of a lingering illness.
By a Friend

Gingrich.--Jacob Gingrich was born Sept. 22, 1851; died Aug. 1, 1922; aged 70 y. 10 m. 9 d. He is survived by his widow, 1 son, 3 daughters, 13 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. He suffered for 5 months of heart failure and dropsy. Because of his love as a husband, his kindness as a father, and faithfulness as a deacon, he will be greatly missed in the home and church. The funeral was held at the Gingrich Mennonite Church, Aug. 5. The large attendance showed the high esteem in which our brother was held in the community. Services by David Garber, Martin Reeser, and Jacob Ebersole, from Rev. 14:13; II Cor. 5:1-4.

Hershberger.--Catherine Hershberger (nee Miller) was born Aug. 18, 1842; in Somerset county, Pa. She was married to Jacob Holdeman in 1860. To this union were born 12 children, 11 of whom are still living. Her first husband died Mar. 8, 1911. She was married a second time to Levi P. Hershberger of near Hubbard, Oreg. She died July 16, 1922, in Portland, Oreg., where she was visiting with her daughters. Her age was 79 y. 11 m. She accepted Christ as her Savior when 14 years old and was a faithful member of the Hopewell Mennonite Church at the time of her death. She leaves an aged husband, 11 children, and many friends. Funeral was held at the Hopewell Mennonite Church, near Hubbard, Oreg., July 20, 1922, where she was laid to rest in the Hopewell cemetery. Funeral was conducted by Brethren Daniel Shenk and J. D. Mishler. Texts, Prov. 14:32; Matt 12:49.

Horst.--Anna H. Horst, widow of the late John K. Horst (deceased over 19 years) was born Sept. 12, 1851; died July 27, 1922; aged 70 y. 10 m. 15 d. She had been a life long member of the Mennonite Church of Groffdale, Pa. She had been afflicted for nearly one year, so that she could not walk. She died of a stroke of apoplexy. She is survived by the following children: Elam N., Jonas N., John N., David N., Lizzie, wife of Daniel N. Good of Hinkletown, with whom she resided. She is also survived by the following brothers and sister: David H. Nolt, John H. Nolt, Peter H. Nolt, Hettie H. Nolt, and Amos H. Nolt. The funeral was held July 31, at Groffdale Frame Mennonite Church, which was largely attended by relatives and friends. Preaching at the house by John Kurtz, at the church by Frank Hurst in English, and Moses Horning in German, at the grave by Joseph O. Wenger.
Mother, thou hast left us lonely
We can tell thee our sorrows no more.
Elam N. Horst

Eash.--Lydia Schrock Eash was born May 4, 1861, in Wayne Co., Ohio; died at her home in Roanoke, Ill., July 22, 1922; aged 61 y. 2 m. 18 d. She had been a patient sufferer for 14 years with rheumatism, which finally caused her death. She was a kind and loving wife and mother. On Nov. 4, 1880, she was united in marriage to John Eash. To this union were born 3 children. They are--Mrs. Emma Kennell, Mrs. Lydia Springer, and Levi who died in infancy. She is survived by a kind and loving husband, 2 daughters, 4 grandchildren, mother, 4 brothers, and 1 sister. Early in life she united with the Amish Mennonite Church, where she worshipped and served her Master till she was called to enjoy the realities of the spirit world. May our loss be her eternal gain! The funeral was held at the Linn Amish Mennonite Church on July 25. Elders John and Joseph Kennell were in charge of the services, with preaching both in English and German. Interment was made in the Wagoner cemetery.
Mother thou art sweetly resting,
Here thy toils and cares are o,er,
Pain and sickness, death and sorrow,
Never can distress thee more.

Slabach.--Catherine (Schertz) Slabach was born in Lorraine, France, Nov. 13, 1840; departed this life July 28, 1922, at her home at Gortner, Md., of cancer of the stomach. Her mother died when she was 13 years old, and in 1856 her father, with his family (consisting of three daughters of which Catherine was the oldest) emigrated to America. After a voyage of six weeks they landed on Ellis Island, N. Y., on Good Friday. Thence they journeyed to Illinois and settled near Princeton. In 1866 she was married to David J. Slabach, and to the Union were born 8 children, Edward, Gill, Clinton, Mrs. Frank Shaffer, Lena and Samuel. Her husband, one son, and one daughter, preceded her in death. Besides her family Mrs. Schlabach (sp. not my error) raised two girls, Mrs. John Sanders (who departed this life over a year ago) and Emma Burkholder. She is also survived by one sister Mrs. Anna Johnson, 14 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and a host of other relatives and friends. She was a member of the Mennonite Church for many years and was ever faithful. Funeral was conducted July 30, in the Union Church by Bro. Ed Miller, Pinto, Md., who used for his text, "Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord."
Emma Burkholder.

Transcribed by Kathryn Steckly, Indiana


Gospel Herald - Volume XV, Number 21 - August 24, 1922 - page 415

Hauder.--Mable, daughter of Joseph and Martha Hauder, was born near Milford, Nebr., June 3, 1922; died July 11, 1922. She leaves father, mother, 5 brothers, and 3 sisters with many relatives and friends.

Martin.--Ira Martin was born in Franklin Co., Pa., Sept. 16, 1891; died Aug. 2, 1922; aged 30 y. 11 m. 6 d. While busy at work at his home he was caught in the belting of some machinery and badly mutilated. He remained conscious until the next morning. Realizing that his time had about ended in this world, he spent his last hours in singing hymns and give out rich admonitions to all. He is survived by his wife, 4 sons, 1 daughter; also by his father and mother, Joseph H. Martin and wife, Pinola, Pa., 8 brothers, and 1 sister. Funeral services were held at the Rowe Church, Aug. 4, conducted by Bros. J. S. Burkholder, Harry Witmer, and W. W. Hege. Buried in Rowe cemetery.

Roth.--Barbara Roth relict (not transcriber's error) of the late Christian Lebold was born in France Apr. 10, 1840; died at Baden, Ont., May 1, 1922; aged 82 y. 20 d. She united with the A. M. Church in her teens and remained true to the Church unto death. She leaves 1 sister, 3 sons, 2 daughters, 39 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and a host of friends and relatives. One son, 1 daughter , 2 granddaughters, and 1 grandson preceded her to the great beyond. Sermon at house by Peter Zehr, and at ________ church by Jacob Bender, Dan H. Steinman, and Chr. Gascho. Peace to her ashes.
Just a rest for weary footsteps,
Just a folding of tired hands;
Just a glimpse across the river,
Where the holy city stands.

Zehr.--After a lingering illness of six months, Christian Zehr passed away August 10, 1922, at his home in Deer Creek, Ill. He was born June 16, 1857, at Hopedale, Ill. On October 3, 1876, he was married to Anna Kaufmann, who died December 4, 1879. On October 12, of the following year he was united in marriage to Anna Augsburger and to this union was born one daughter, Alta Barbara. In 1884 Bro. Zehr moved to Arapahoe, (not transcriber's spelling) Nebr., where he remained until 1893, at which time he returned to Pekin, Ill. Later he moved to Hopedale and then to Deer Creek, where he lived for the last twenty years. He was aged 65 y. 1 m. 25 d. In early youth he became a member of the Mennonite Church. He leaves to mourn his death, a wife, one daughter, an adopted son, Leslie Stamm, two sisters, Mrs. Mike Saltzman, and Mrs. Barbara Wallace, and a host of relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the home August 13, conducted by Brethren Jacob Zehr and Jonas Litwiller. Texts Psa. 90, and Job 14: 14,15. Burial in cemetery near Hopedale, Ill.

King.--Jacob Z. King, son of Shem and Anna King, was born in Lawrence county, Pa., March 1, 1851, and departed this life July 3, 1922, at his home near Bellefontaine (not transcriber's spelling), Logan county, Ohio, aged 71 y. 4 m. 2 d. He had been afflicted with heart trouble for a number of years. About nine months ago dropsy developed, and for a time his condition was serious, but again seemed better and he was able to be about his home. At no time had he been bedfast, but for weeks had sat in his chair, both day and night. On the day of his death he was feeling as well as usual, and about 5 o,clock went to the barn to attend to some chickens while his daughter prepared the evening meal. After a short time she called to him to come to supper, and getting no answer thought he did not hear. In a few moments she again called, and getting no response, hurried to the barn and there found him dead, lying face downward on the barn floor. At about the age of 21 he came to Logan county, Ohio, and on Feb. 10, 1876, he was united in marriage to Barbara E. King, of Fairfield county, Ohio. Six children came to bless this union. Three sons died in infancy and the death of the wife and mother soon followed in 1886. Those remaining are Mrs. John M. Hartzler, of Belleville, Pa., Joseph F. King of near Bellefontaine (not transcriber's spelling), and Alpha R. King, of Parnell, Iowa. On October 20, 1887, he was again married to Mattie A. Yoder. To this union were born three children, Marion Y. and Ivan T., both living near home, and Carrie at home. Their mother died Jan. 7, 1920. Besides the children he leaves to mourn his departure fifteen grandchildren and one brother, Joshua King, of Hartville, Ohio, and a host of relatives and friends. At the age of about 20 he united with the Amish Mennonite Church and was ever faithful to his trust until death , having taken an active part in church and S. S. work and was much concerned for the future welfare of the church. His place in the assembly of believers was seldom vacant when health permitted his presence. Funeral services were held on Wed., July 5, at the South Union Church, conducted by A. I. Yoder and J. B. Hartzler, from the latter verses of Isaiah 35. Burial was made in the Alexander cemetery.

Transcribed by Kathryn Steckly, Indiana

Gospel Herald - Volume XV, Number 22 - August 31, 1922 - page 431

Hauder.--Mary, daughter of Jacob and Barbara Hauder, was born near Metamora, Ill., October 13, 1859; died in the State hospital at Lincoln, Neb., July 22, 1922; aged 62 y. 9 m. 9 d. Her parents, 3 brothers and 3 sisters preceded her in death. She leaves to mourn her departure a son, 5 grandchildren, 3 brothers, 1 sister, and many nephews and nieces.

Stalter.--Catherine Grieser was born in Bavaria, Germany, June 9, 1850; died at her home in Meadows, Ill., Aug 15, 1922; aged 72 y. 2 m. 6 d. She came to America in 1870, and was united in the holy bonds of matrimony with Jacob Stalter Feb. 11, 1872. They made their home in the vicinity of Meadows, Ill. To this union were born 4 sons and 1 daughter. Two sons and their daughter preceded her in death, leaving to mourn her sudden departure her deeply bereaved life companion, 2 sons, 10 grandchildren and great-grandchildren, 3 brothers, and many relatives and friends. She united with the Mennonite Church in her youth and remained a faithful and consistent member until death. Her last words were "Come dear Jesus, I am ready." Services were conducted by Bro. Joseph Kinsinger in German and Bro. D. W. Slagel in English. Interment in the Waldo cemetery.

Hoover.--Nancy Myers was born in Putnam County, Ohio, Sept. 21, 1845; died at Chicago, Ill., Aug. 15, 1922; aged 76 y. 10 m. 24 d. She came to Elkhart County in the year 1865 and has made this county her home continuously since that date. On June 18, 1874 she was united in marriage with Daniel Hoover, to which union were born 4 sons (Joseph, David, John and Ezra), all of whom survive her. She is also survived by 2 step-daughters and 2 step-sons (Sarah Weaver, Columbiana County, O., and Anna Christophel, Michael S. and Daniel Hoover, Elkhart County, Ind.), 3 sisters (Fannie and Barbara Myers, Putnam County, O., and Sophia E. Crow of Detroit, Mich.), 33 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. Her husband and two step-sons (Jacob S. and Noah S. Hoover) preceded her in death. She united with the Mennonite Church in her young womanhood, and affiliated with the Yellow Creek congregation. She has been a faithful and consistent member of this congregation since that time until her death. Funeral services held at the Yellow Creek Church Aug. 17, conducted by J. F. Funk and D. A. Yoder. Text, Psa. 90:10.

Kaufman.--Annie Kaufman, daughter of David Lehman, was born in Somerset Co., Pa. Aug. 24, 1851; died at her home in Middlebury, Ind., July 16, 1922; aged 70 y. 10 m. 22 d. She was united in marriage to Esaias J. Kaufman Feb. 28, 1871, lived in matrimony over 51 years. To this union were born three children, Andrew, Henry, and Manasses who died in 1908. Six grandchildren and one great-grandchild also survive her. She united with the Amish Church at the age of 17 years, but later united with the Mennonite Church, of which she was a faithful member until Jesus called her home. Funeral services were held at Middlebury Church, July 19, 1922, conducted by Bros. D. D. Miller and Andrew J. Hostetler. Burial in Miller's cemetery.

" 'Tis hard to break the tender cord
When love has bound the heart,
'Tis hard so hard to speak the words
We must forever part.

" Dearest loved one, we must lay thee,
In the peaceful grave's embrace
But thy memory will be cherished
Till we see thy heavenly face."
A son (printing unclear to transcriber)

Schrock.--Katherine Schrock (nee Boshzhart) (spelling unclear, may be Rozzhart) was born at Morton, Tazewell Co., Ill., Aug. 29, 1861; departed this life Aug. 5, 1922; aged 60 y. 11 m. 7 d. She had been in failing health for some time which developed into a cancer of the stomach and finally caused her death. On Aug. 15, 1882, she was united in marriage to Peter Schrock of Danvers, Ill. She leaves to mourn her departure a loving husband, 4 sons, 3 daughters, and 15 grandchildren. Father, mother and 4 sisters preceded her to the spirit world. She accepted Christ as her Savior and united with the Amish Mennonite Church in early life, and remained a faithful member until death. She was a kind wife, a loving mother, and is the first one to break the family circle. The remains were taken from Shelbyville to Meadows, Ill., which had been requested. Funeral services were held at the home of her brother Aug. 8, and laid to rest at the Waldo cemetery. Services were conducted by Bro. Reber of Shelbyville, and Bros. Kinsinger, Wirkler, and Hartzler of Gridley, Ill. Texts, I Cor. 15: 42-58; Rev. 7.

Weep not dear children, mother's resting,
All her pain and sufferings o'er,
Just prepare and hope to meet her
In heaven on the other shore.

Transcribed by Kathryn Steckly, Indiana

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