Gospel Herald - Volume XV, Number
40 - January 4, 1923, pages 782, 783
Risser. - Esther H. Risser, daughter of Jacob and Anna
(Horst) Risser, was born Oct. 6, 1921; died Nov. 5, 1922; aged
one year and one month.
Lohr. - Scott Lohr of Davidsville, Pa., died Nov. 30,
1922; aged 60 y. He is survived by his widow and two daughters
and other relatives. He was a member of the Lutheran Church for
many years. Funeral services were conducted at the Davidsville
Lutheran Church on Dec. 2, by Rev. ___ Lubold, pastor of the Lutheran
Church and Bro. L. A. Blough.
Huber. - Paul B. Huber, infant son of Bro. and Sister
Landis Huber, died Dec. 18, 1922; aged 8 d. He is survived by
his parents and the following brothers and sisters: Ira, Lizzie,
Elva, Willis, Ada, P. Elmer, and B. Landis. On Dec. 20 brief funeral
services were held at the late home at 2 o,clock. Interment was
made in the Hammer Creek cemetery. Bro. John S. Hess had charge
of the services. Text, Luke 18:16, 17.
Stewart. - Sister Barbara Grace Stewart, wife of Ervin J. Stewart, died at her home near Edenville Pa., Dec. 22, 1922; aged 22 y. 11 m. 3 d. She was a consistent member of the Mennonite church and leaves to mourn her departure a sorrowing husband and one son. The funeral was held at the Strausburg church Dec. 26. The services were conducted by the brethren C. V. Martin and W. W. Hege. Text, Rev. 22:14. Burial in adjoining cemetery.
Transcriber's note: The comma was left out after Edenville
in the original.
Ernst. - Julia Ernst was born near Guernsey, Sask.,
aged 6 y. 6 m. 18 d. Died December 6, 1922, at St. Paul's hospital,
Saskatoon, of internal stomach or bowel troubles. Young as she
was, she fully resigned to leave her parents and her little brother
and sister, realizing that she was going to a happier place. Funeral
was held December 8, at the Sharon Mennonite Church, services
conducted by M. H. Schmidt, J. S. Rosenberger, and E. S. Hallman.
Text, Mark 5:41.
Moore. - Emma Catherine, daughter of John and Ruth Moore,
of Elida, Ohio, was born Oct. 22, 1922; died Nov. 5; aged 14 days.
She leaves to mourn her early departure, father, mother, one sister,
four grand parents, and other relatives and friends, but we mourn
not as those who have no hope for we believe little Emma Catherine
is safe in the arms of Jesus. Funeral services were conducted
at the home on Nov. 6 by one of the home ministers from Job 14:1.
Buried in the Salem cemetery.
Eby. - Henry F. Eby was born May 25, 1877; died Dec. 10, 1922; aged 45 y. 6 m. 16 d. He was a member of the Mennonite church. He died very suddenly being struck by an automobile and died 24 hours later. He is survived by his wife and these children: Ella, Jonas, Reba, and Helen, all home; also father, two brothers, and 5 sisters. Funeral services were held Dec. 13, with brief services at the house by Bro. John Senger and at Kinzers church by Bish. C. M. Brackbill. Text, I Cor. 15:30.
Brother thou hast left us lonely
Here our loss we deeply feel
But tis God that hast bereft us,
He can all our sorrows heal.
By a Sister.
Book. - Effie K. Book widow of Abram Book was born at Camargo, Lanc. Co., Pa., June 13, 1861; died at the home of her son F. Roy Book, Lancaster, Pa., Dec. 4, 1922; aged 61 y. 5 m. 11 d. Her husband preceded her nine months ago. She was a member of the Mennonite Church. She is survived by one son F. Roy Brook and two grandchildren. Funeral services Dec. 7, at New Providence Mennonite Church, conducted by Bro. Abram Metzler and Rev. Howard Obold. Text, Jno. 4:24. Interment in the Quarryville Cemetery.
Just a rest for weary footsteps,
Just a folding of tired hands;
Just a glimpse across the river,
Where the holy city stands.
Blough. - Susannah Blough, widow of the late Bishop
Samuel Blough, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John R.
Griffith, Johnstown, Pa. Susannah (Lehman) Blough was born at
Foustwell, Somerset, Co., Pa., Feb. 18, 1825; died Dec. 17, 1922.
Aged 97 y. 9 m. 29 d. She joined the Mennonite Church Aug. 28,
1852 and was a faithful member of the Church until death. Sister
Blough made her home with the John R. Griffith family for the
last 23 years. She was able to be about until about a week before
her death which came about from general debility. Her long life
stands as a moment for a beautiful, consecrated Christian character
and her kindness towards all won for her the respect and esteem
of all who knew her. Now one has passed from us whose regular
presence at Communion time dates back farther than most of us,
now living, can remember. We pray that the good influence of her
life may continue to live and continue to win souls for Christ.
Mrs. Blough is survived by one brother, eight children, 43 grandchildren,
and 52 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at
the Weaver Mennonite Church by E. J. Blough and Levi A. Blough.
Text, Rev. 14:13. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
Schrag. - Catherine Zehr was born June 14, 1843; died
at her home in Baden, Ontario, December 1, 1922; aged 79 y. 5
m. 16 d. On March 11, 1862, she was united in marriage to Jacob
Schrag. This union was blessed with seven children, three sons
and four daughters. Her husband and one daughter preceded her
to the great beyond. She united with the A. M. church in her seventeenth
year and remained faithful to the end. She was a loving mother
and grandmother, a kind neighbor and a true friend. She was much
concerned about the welfare of her family and church. Her kind
disposition was to many a comfort in times of grief. Grandmother
was able to do her household duties until Tuesday, November 28,
when she was found lying on the floor, suffering from a stroke,
from which she gradually became weaker until death relieved her
on Friday morning. The funeral was held December 3, from her late
residence to Steinman's church and cemetery where a large concourse
of relatives and friends gathered to pay their last tribute of
respect. Services were conducted at the house by Christian Litwiller
and by three of grandmother's nephews at the church.
Wenger. - Sister Elizabeth Wenger nee Huntsberger daughter
of Samuel and Mary Huntsberger was born February 20, 1838; died
December 9, 1922; aged 84 y. 9 m. 19 d. She united in marriage
with Jacob Wenger December 2, 1858, to which union were born two
daughters and three sons. Her husband died September 5, 1907,
leaving her in widowhood for over 15 years. She is survived by
her daughters, Mrs. Pardee Erwin of Dalton, Ohio, Mrs. Charles
Rudy also of Dalton; her sons Samuel and Benjamin of Orrville,
O.; William of Massilon, O., and two brothers and one sister,
Jacob, Abram, and Mattie Huntsberger, all of Orrville, O., twenty
grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. She was received into
the fellowship of the Martin's Mennonite congregation in the spring
of 1878. She was a considerate neighbor, a devoted self-sacrificing
mother and grandmother and loyal to the church and the Christ
of her baptismal vow. Relatives, neighbors and friends were frequently
heard to say, "She surely was a good woman."What a blessed
memorial. Funeral services at the home and Martins church Dec.
13, 1922, Ministers I. J. Buckwalter, Benj. Good, Aaron Eberly,
and I. W. Royer. Text, Mark 14:8.
Frey. - Anna Conrad Frey was born in Stark Co., Ohio, July 10, 1849; died Dec. 20, 1922, at the home of her daughter near Smithville, Ohio; aged 73 y. 5 m. 10 d. On Feb. 16, 1871, she was united in marriage to Joseph Frey. To this union were born 3 children, Mrs. Mary Yoder, Samuel and Andrew Frey, who with 10 grandchildren mourn the loss of a kind loving mother and grandmother. She also leaves one brother and one sister, with a large circle of near relatives and friends. In her early life she gave heed to the voice of her heavenly Shepherd and confessed Christ as her personal Saviour, untied with the A. M. church, where she remained a true and faithful sister interested in the work of her Master and in the church, until she was called to her final reward. Services were conducted at the home by the brethren Jno. D. Miller, and J. S. Gerig from Psa. 8:4, Psa. 16:8-10. The remains were then conveyed to her son near Bellefontaine Ohio, where interment took place beside her husband, who preceded her in death June 5, 1922. "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.
Transcriber's note: Obituary states that Anna's husband died
June 5, 1922, that is incorrect, in an earlier Gospel Herald dated
May 31, 1917, page 159, it states that he died January 05, 1917.
Brenneman. - Lewis B. Brenneman was born in Allen County,
Ohio, July 10, 1858, died December 6, 1922, at the home of his
son, Jesse Brenneman, near Elida, Ohio; aged 66 y. 4 m. 26 d.
He was married to Martha Huber of Bremen, Ohio, March 25, 1880,
who preceded him to the spirit world nearly five years. To this
union were born five children, Mary Elizabeth Stemen of Lima,
Ohio; Perry F. Brenneman, of Craddock, Va.; Cora Frances Good,
of South Boston, Va.; Jesse B. Brenneman, and Sarah Susana Sherrick,
both of Elida, Ohio. These together with 18 grandchildren, 1 great
grandchild, 3 brothers and 5 sisters, remain to mourn his departure,
but rejoice in the belief that our loss is his eternal gain. He
united with the Mennonite Church soon after his marriage, and
was a faithful member at the time of his death. He was aware of
his approaching end and expressed willingness and readiness to
go. He was much interested in the spiritual welfare of his children,
so his loved ones were standing around his bedside awaiting the
flight of his spirit. After lying quiet and motionless for about
3 hours they began to sing, "Jesus, Lover of my Soul, Let
me to Thy bosom fly."He raised his hand, and waved it, expressing
appreciation of the song. Could he have spoken he would have doubtless
said, "Let music cheer me last on earth and greet me first
in heaven."Buried in the Salem cemetery in the presence of
a large concourse of friends and neighbors. Services conducted
by John W. Hess, assisted by home ministers.
J. M. Shenk.
Rohrer. - Anna Mae Rohrer was born June 7, 1891, near E. Petersburg, Lanc. Co., Pa., entered into rest Dec. 24, 1922; aged 31 y. 6 m. 17 d. Her death was due to three days, illness of scarlet fever, while ministering assistance in the home of her brother and family who were afflicted with the same illness. She was a faithful and consistent member of the Mennonite Church of East Petersburg since early youth. Her quiet but cheerful disposition and willing spirit to minister to others when opportunity presented itself or demanded endeared her to all who came in contact with her. We miss her everywhere. She was an earnest worker in the Church, Young People's Meeting, a teacher in the Sunday school for many years. She was present every Sunday this year until her sickness. She was also superintendent of the Home Department and assistant of the President of the Sewing Circle. The secret of her beautiful Christian life was found in the words, "Christ in you the hope of glory"(Col. 1:27). She lived an exemplary life, expressing the words of Paul, "To me to live is Christ, to die is gain"(Phil. 1:21). Our hearts are bowed with grief and sorrow, yet looking thru our tears may we say "Thy will be done."She leaves to mourn her sudden departure, her bereaved parents, one sister, and two brothers, and a large circle of friends and associates. Brief services at the home of her brother and at the East Petersburg Mennonite Cemetery, by Bro. Frank Kreider and Bro. John Gochnauer on Christmas afternoon. Text, Matt. 5:4.
"Not now but in the coming years,
It may be in the better land,
We,ll reap the meaning of our tears
And there sometime we,ll understand.
God knows the way, He holds the key,
He guides us with unerring hand,
Sometimes with tearless eyes we,ll see,
Yes there, up there, we,ll understand."
E. H. B.
Transcribed by: Carolyn Hunnicutt, Indiana
Gospel Herald - Volume XV, Number
41 - January 11, 1923, p 814, 815
Ream - Daniel S. Ream was born Sept. 25, 1844; died
at the home of his son-in-law, Noah Glick near Topeka, Ind. Funeral
was held at the residence of Valentine Yoder, conducted by Cornealus
Christner and O. S. Hostetler.
Gruber - Harriet Gruber was born Oct. 14, 1849; died
Dec. 8, 1922; aged 73 y. 1 m. 24 d. She is survived by two sons,
four daughters, fifteen grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
She was a member of Stauffer's Mennonite Church. Funeral services
were conducted at Shenk's Church by Brethren John G. Ebersole,
Samuel Oberholtzer, and Solomon Brinzer. Text, Rev. 14:13. Interment
was made in the adjoining cemetery. May our loss be her eternal
Hershey - Peter Hershey was born Aug. 2, 1839; died
Dec. 17, 1922; aged 83 y. 4 m. 15 d. He was a member of the Mennonite
Church for many years. He died in the home of his daughter, Mrs.
Amos H. Hoover, with whom he lives for the last three years in
Kinzer, Pa. He is survived by 4 sons and 3 daughters. He was in
failing health for the last six months. Father longed to go to
his Savior and those gone before. We shall miss him but our loss
is his eternal gain. Services conducted by Bros. J. B. Senger
and C. M. Brackbill. Interment at Hershey cemetery.
Lehman - George G. Lehman was born Aug. 19, 1838; died
Nov. 24, 1922; aged 84 y. 3 m. 5 d. His death was caused by pneumonia.
He is survived by his wife, and following children: Sadie, at
home; Annie, wife of Samuel Longenecker; and one son, Allen. He
was a member of Stauffer's Mennonite Church. Funeral services
were conducted at Stauffer's Mennonite Church by Brethren John
G. Ebersole, Noah W. Risser, and Samuel Oberholtzer. Text Rev.
14:13. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery. May our loss
be his eternal gain.
Diller - Nathan Paul Miller, infant son of Bro. and Sister Albert F. Diller, near Greencastle, Pa., was born Nov. 4, 1922; died Dec. 16, 1922; aged 1 m. 12 d. He is survived by his parents, 2 brothers and 2 sisters; also 4 grandparents. Funeral services were held at the Cedargrove church by Bros. J. D. Risser and J. F. Grove. Text, Job 1:21b.
Little Nathan has left you,
Left you, yes, forevermore,
But you can meet your little darling,
Over on that happy shore.
Parret - On Nov. 10, 1922, Clara, daughter of S. J.
and Leah Parret, died at their home near Waynesboro, Va., aged
20 y. 11 m. 16 d. She leaves her aged parents, one sister, one
brother, two half brothers, one half sister and many friends to
mourn her early departure. She is much missed in the home and
church. She united with the Springdale congregation when quite
young. She had a S. S. class and seemed to enjoy her church privileges,
showing interest, seldom being absent. Her death is a mystery.
God only knows. Funeral services largely attended in Nov. 12,
conducted by A. P. and E. F. Heatwole.
Ringenburg - Mardell Elizabeth Ringenberg, daughter of Jacob and Olive Ringenberg, was born near Providence, Ill., Apr. 28, 1919. After an illness of only a week of Bright's disease she passed away Nov. 11, 1922, at the early age of 3 y. 6 m. 13 d. She leaves to mourn her loss, her parents and one brother, but their mourning is not as those who have no hope. She was a bright, loving child and had endeared herself to many in her young and tender years. Funeral services were conducted at the Willow Springs Church, Tiskilwa, Ill., by the home ministers, after which she was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery.
Transcriber's note: Ringenburg is also spelled as Ringenberg
in the original.
Bixler - Henry Bixler, son of the late Bishop Joseph
and Catherine Bixler, was born July 19, 1853 in Fayette County,
Pa., and died at his home at Youngstown, O., Dec. 31, 1922; aged
69 y. 5 m. 12 d. He was in failing health for the past several
years, suffering intense pain at times. On Dec. 7, 1872, he was
united in marriage with Jennie Brookhart, to which union one son,
Charles, was born. A number of years ago he united with the Methodist
Church. Besides the widow and son, one brother, Noah of Columbiana,
O., and one sister, Mrs. Frank Showalter of West Liberty, O.,
survive. Funeral services were held at his late home on Jan. 2,
1923, with interment at the Leetonia cemetery, Bro. A. J. Steiner
Brumbach - Susan Brumbach (nee Stauffer) was born Feb. 17, 1862; died Nov. 13, 1922; aged 60 y. 8 m. 26 d. She took her bed July 19 and the last 39 days took no nourishment at all except water. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church at Hammer Creek, near Lititz, Pa. She is survived by her husband and 9 children. Funeral services were conducted at the house by Bro. John Bucher and at the church by Bros. Jacob Hershey and John Hess. Texts, Rev. 7:14 and John 19:26.
Mother's gone to live beyond this vale
Of sorrow, pain and care,
And if through life we live for Him,
We,ll meet her over there.
Husband and Children.
Boese - Helen May, infant daughter of Harris and Eva
Boese, was born Nov. 13, 1922; died Dec. 16, 1922; aged 1 m. and
3 d. Her life on earth was short. In some ways her little system
did not seem to be just right. However, no special anxiety was
felt for her until Tuesday previous to her death when she developed
bronchitis but seemed better. Later she grew worse and in spite
of all her anxious parents could do she passed away. The funeral
was held at the Sugar Creek Church near Wayland, Iowa, Dec. 17
and the little body was laid to rest in the cemetery near by.
She leaves her deeply bereaved parents, one brother, one sister,
and a large number of relatives to mourn her loss.
Stalter - Jacob Stalter was born at Rheinpfalz, Germany, Oct. 20, 1840; died in Pontiac, Ill., at the St. James Hospital, Dec. 18, 1922; aged 82 y. 1 m. 28 d. He was married Feb. 15, 1922, to Catherine Grieser, at Bloomington, Ill. His companion died Aug. 15, 1922. To this union were born 4 sons and 1 daughter. Two sons and the daughter preceded him in death. He is survived by 2 sons (Henry and Joe of near Meadows, Ill.), 10 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, 1 brother, 1 sister, and many relatives and friends. He united with the Mennonite Church while yet a young man and remained faithful to the end. The greater part of his life was spent in the vicinity of Meadows, Ill. Funeral services were held at the home of his son Henry (with whom he had his home since the death of his companion) and at the Waldo Church by the home ministers. Interment in the Waldo cemetery.
Transcriber's note: In the original it states that Jacob died Dec. 1922, married Feb. 1922 and his wife died Aug. 1922. Evidently the year of the marriage is incorrect.
Note #2 from a family researcher: The transcriber is correct.
Marriage year is 1872. See Catherine
Grieser obituary, Aug 31, 1922.
Charles - Benjamin F. Charles was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Aug. 8, 1851; died Dec. 13, 1922, at the home of his son-in-law, Bro. Willis Kilheffer; aged 71 y. 4 m. 5 d. In 1871 he was married to Kathryn Landis. To this union were born 10 children. His wife and one daughter preceded him in death. In early manhood he united with the Mennonite Church and was a consistent member. His seat was seldom vacant except when health would not permit. He greatly enjoyed the service of his Master and when his health failed almost a year ago his one desire was to go home and meet the loved ones who had gone before. He was a kind, loving father and will be greatly missed. Funeral services were held Dec. 16 at the East Petersburg Mennonite Church, conducted by the brethren, Jno. Mosemann, Frank Kreider, and Jno. Gochnauer.
Farewell dear father, sweet thy rest,
Weary with years and worn with pain.
Farewell, till in some happy place
We shall behold thy face again.
Schrock - Ellen Zenner Schrock was born in France, Apr.
8, 1865; died at Denver, Colo., Dec. 21, 1822; aged 57 y. 8 m.
13 d. At the age of 2 years she with her parents came to America.
She united with the Mennonite Church early in life and remained
a faithful and consistent member until Jesus called her to Himself.
On Apr. 29, 1888, she was united in marriage with Sam Schrock
at Eureka, Ill. To this union were born 3 daughters and 1 son.
She leaves to mourn her departure husband, 3 daughters, 1 son,
10 grandchildren, 2 sisters, 6 brothers, and many other relatives
and friends. She will be sadly missed in her home, in church,
and community and at the sewing circle which seldom met but some
articles she had made were there, although she herself could not
always attend. Funeral services at her home near Thurman, Colo.,
and also at the church. Interment in cemetery adjoining. May God
graciously sustain the family in their bereavement, and keep them
till they may meet her in a better world where parting is no more.
Funeral services conducted by Bro. N. M. Birky. Text, Heb. 10:35.
Keener - Eliza R. Keener, wife of Bishop Geo. S. Keener of Washington Co., Md., was born July 2, 1859; died Nov. 26, 1922; aged 63 y. 4 m. 24 d. She united with the Mennonite Church in early life and remained a faithful and consistent member until the death messenger called her up higher. Her absence is keenly felt in the home and in the church. She leaves to mourn her departure a husband, 5 children (Ella Baer, Aaron, Clinton, Anna Martin, and Paul), and 16 grandchildren; also two brothers, C. R. Strite (minister) and John Strite, both of Maugansville, Md. Funeral services were conducted at the home by Bro. J. F. Grove and at Reiff's Mennonite Church by Bros. J. S. Burkholder, Chambersburg, Pa., and N. H. Mack, New Holland, Pa. Text, Ezek. 24:18. Interment in adjoining cemetery. May God graciously sustain the family in their bereavement and keep them till they meet her in the Heavenly City where parting will be no more.
The one who stood by them,
To comfort and love,
Was taken by the angels,
To her home above.
J. F. G.
Miller - Mable (Yoder) Miller, wife of Irvin J. Miller, was born in Lagrange Co., Ind., Jan. 9, 1896; died at her home Dec. 27, 1922; aged 26 y. 10 m. 18 d. She was the daughter of Daniel and Fannie Yoder, being the second child of eight children. On Feb. 2, 1918, she was married to Irvin J. Miller. To this union were born two children. Her death was untimely. She was sick but a few hours and though conscious to the very last, suffered intense agony. She accepted Christ as her Savior and became a member of the Mennonite Church at Emma, Ind., when 16 years of age and since has been faithful in unselfish service to the Lord. In the home as a Christian mother she was not so much concerned about herself as about the welfare of her children. We have the consolation that the Lord doeth all things well and that our loss is her gain. God alone knows why He has removed her, even though it is hard for us to understand. She leaves to mourn her early departure a sorrowing husband, 2 children, father, mother, 3 brothers and 1 sister. Her oldest brother and two infant sisters preceded her in death. Many other relatives and friends mourn her departure. Funeral was held from the Emma Mennonite Church, conducted by Bros. Y. C. miller and O. S. Hostetler. Many had gathered to pay their last tribute of respect.
Oh, can it be that Mabel has left us?
She who always had a smile?
Yes, she's gone but we,ll soon meet her,
It will only be a little while.
By her sister Violetta.
Transcriber's note: Mable is also spelled as Mabel in the original.
Bachman - Susanna, daughter of John and Katherine Bertsche,
was born at Eppenbron, Rheinpfalz, Germany, Dec. 20, 1861; died
suddenly and unexpectedly at her late home at Roanoke, Ill., Aug.
27, 1922; aged 60 y. 8 m. 7 d. Death was caused by a cerebral
hemorrhage. She had been ailing somewhat for several days, but
her condition was not considered serious until Sunday morning,
when she peacefully fell asleep. At the age of twelve years she
came to America with her parents. Jan. 27, 1883, she was united
in marriage to John Bachman and to this union were born seven
children. One son (Albert) preceded her to the heavenly home.
She leaves her husband, 4 sons (Andrew, Benjamin, Henry and Alvin)
and 2 daughters (Lydia and Kathryn); also four grandchildren,
3 brothers, 4 sisters and many other relatives and friends. She
united with the Mennonite Church at the age of fifteen years and
remained a faithful member until death. In the home she was a
patient, faithful Christian companion, a kind and considerate
mother, laboring early and late for the welfare of those whom
God had entrusted to her care. Her main enjoyment was reading
and meditating on God's Word, and was never found reading anything
outside the Bible, her church literature, and good religious books.
When her eyesight failed her she had others read the Bible to
her, manifesting a remarkable familiarity with the Word as it
was read to her. Funeral services Aug. 30, conducted at the home
by Bro. Joseph Kennell and at the Linn Township Mennonite Church
by Bro. Joseph Reber in German and Bro. Valentine Strubhar in
Texts, Psa. 90; I Thes. 4:13-18; Matt. 24:42-44; Matt. 16:26.
Interment in Roanoke Mennonite cemetery.
"Dearest mother, thou has left us,
Here thy loss we deeply feel,
Bit 'tis God that has bereft us,
He can all our sorrows heal."
Transcribed by: Carolyn Hunnicutt, Indiana
Nussbaum. - Wilson Allen, son of Daniel and Edna Nussbaum,
was born in Wayne Co., O., Sept. 20, 1922; died of spasmophilia
Dec. 27, 1922; aged 3 m. 7 d. He leaves his parents and 4 brothers
to mourn his early departure. Funeral services were held at the
Swiss Mennonite Church Dec. 29, by J. S. Moser and Jacob Nussbaum.
Flubacher. - Martha (White) Flubacher was born Jan.
1, 1866; died Dec. 21, 1922; aged 56 y. 11 m. 20 d. She leaves
to mourn her departure a loving husband, and two children, besides
many friends. Her life was an example of faithfulness and devotion
to her God, and as death drew near she gave a clear testimony
of being prepared to meet God, and joined in singing, "I,m
Going Home." She lives in the community of Job, West Va.,
for many years and was known by many people as, "Aunt Mat."
Funeral services were held at the Bethel Church, conducted by
Bro. Jasper Smith. Texts, Matt. 10:6; 13:43. Interment in cemetery
Tschantz. - Catherine Gerber Tschantz was born in Wayne
Co., Aug. 28, 1848; died Dec. 23, 1922, of results of a fibroid
tumor; aged 74 y. 3 m. 25 d. In her youth she joined the Swiss
Mennonite Church and remained a faithful member until the end.
She was a sufferer for a number of years but bore it all without
complaint or murmur. On Oct. 24, 1874, she was married to Daniel
H. Tschantz with whom she shared joys and sorrows for 48 years.
She is survived by her husband, 2 sisters, and a host of other
relatives and friends. Funeral services held by Jacob Nussbaum
and I. W. Royer on Christmas day.
Rohrer. - Nancy Lehman was born near Washingtonville,
Mahoning Co., O., Mar. 27, 1855; died at her home near Wadsworth,
O., Dec. 8, 1922; aged 67 y. 8 m. 11 d. On Dec. 26, 1878, she
was united in marriage to Benj. Rohrer. To this union were born
6 children - Samuel D; Melissa, wife of Bro. John R. Landis: Clayton;
William (deceased); Millie, wife of Bro. Edward Graber; and Benj.
L. In early married life she with her husband united with the
Mennonite Church and she remained in this church relation until
death called her home. For a number of years she had been in failing
health, and the last year she was in a weakened condition. She
took her bed on Thanksgiving day and grew continually worse. She
suffered much pain which she bore with Christian patience. The
funeral was held Dec. 12 from the Lower Mennonite Church and was
largely attended. Services conducted by Brethren M. G. Horst and
Abram Good. Burial was made in nearby cemetery.
Shantz. - Henry B. Shantz was born in Waterloo county,
Ont., on Dec. 17, 1841. In 1863 he was married to Lydia Snider
who died in 1909. This union was blessed with 5 sons and 5 daughters.
In his youth he united with the Mennonite Church, of which he
remained a member all his life. For the last few months he was
confined to his bed but he was released by death on Dec. 19, 1922;
aged 81 y. 2 d. There remain to mourn his departure 5 sons, 4
daughters, 41 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers,
and 1 sister. The funeral was held on Dec. 22, from the home of
his son William. Services at the First Mennonite Church, Kitchener,
Ont. Interment in adjoining cemetery. Brethren Jonas Snider and
U. K. Weber officiated.
Wagler. - Mable Catherine Wagler, daughter of Bro. and Sister Michael Wagler, was born in Daviess Co., Ind., July 17, 1922. After a few days of sickness caused by bronchial pneumonia, she peacefully fell asleep in Jesus, Dec. 30, 1922; aged 5 m. 13 d. She leaves to mourn her early departure, parents, 1 sister, 1 brother, 4 grandparents, and a host of relatives and friends. Her life on earth was short but full of sunshine. Funeral services were conducted at the United Brethren Church Dec. 31, by Amos Weldy. Text, Amos 4:12.
Farewell, dear, but not forever,
There will be a glorious dawn;
We shall meet to part no never,
On the resurrection morn.
Souder. - Joseph R., son of Wallace and Ella Souder, was born Nov. 27, 1922; died Dec. 2; aged 5 days. He leaves parents and two sisters (Margaret and Esther) to mourn his early departure, three little brothers having gone before. Short funeral services were held Dec. 5 with interment at the Rockhill Mennonite Church near Telford, Pa.
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.
When we leave this world of changes,
When we leave this world of care,
We shall find our missing loved ones,
In our Father,s mansions fair.
Neuenschwander. - Barbara Neuenschwander was born April
14, 1842, in Bern, Switzerland, and died at the home of her daughter,
Mrs. Ben Heyerly near Molalla, Ore., on Dec. 4, 1922; aged 80
y. 7 m. 20 d. In 1871 she was married to Christian Neuenschwander.
The same year they moved to the United States, making their home
in Ohio the first five years. In 1881 they moved to Oregon, where
they have since resided. On Feb. 22 of this year, her companion
passed into the home beyond. To this union were born five children,
4 sons and 1 daughter. She leaves to mourn her departure 3 children,
4 grandchildren, 2 half brothers, 1 half sister, In her youth
she united with the Mennonite Church and remained faithful unto
death. Funeral services on Dec. 6 at the Smyrna Church by A. P.
Troyer and E. Z. Yoder in English. Text, Heb. 4:9. John Beer in
German. Text, Psalm 116:7.
Shetter. - Barbara Huber Shetter was born Nov. 11, 1839,
in Lancaster Co., Pa., died at the home of her son in Philadelphia
on Dec. 29, 1922; aged 83 y. 1 m. 18 d. In 1866 she was married
and moved to Chambersburg, Franklin Co., Pa., in which vicinity
she lived until ten weeks before her death when she went to visit
her son. She was sick only two weeks. She was a consistent member
of the Mennonite Church for many years and during her last illness
she sang some of her favorite hymns until her voice grew faint
and her strength failed. She is survived by her husband, 3 sons
(John H., Jacob H., and Benj. H.), 1 daughter (Mrs. Fannie H.
Burkholder), 19 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild. The body
was brought to Chambersburg and short services were held at the
home of her son, John H. Shetter, on Jan. 2, 1923, by Bro. Geo.
Ernst, and at the Chambersburg Church by Bro. D. E. Kuhns and
W. W. Hege. Text, Heb. 12:1, latter clause. Interment in cemetery
adjoining the church.
Schrock. - Margarete Stauffer was born in Ohio in Nov.,
1841, and when a mere child moved with her parents to Elkhart,
Ind., where she grew to womanhood. She was married June 23, 1861,
to Joseph W. Schrock. To this union were born seven children,
four sons and three daughters, four of whom survive. She is also
survived by 15 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. She was
left a widow in May, 1909, since which time she has lived with
her children. She came to Wilmore, Kans., to live in the home
of her son H. S. Schrock about 8 months ago. On Christmas morning
she was stricken with pneumonia and other complications which
resulted in her death. She was aged 81 y. 1 m. 8 d. Notwithstanding
the sadness that comes with the breaking of human ties we greatly
rejoice in the fact that in the years since her companion was
taken from her side her choicest literature was the Book of books,
and her chief delight was to worship at the feet of her Savior.
Just a few hours before passing she called for the reading of
her favorite Scripture Isa. 12:2, and prayed with her children
which gave her great comfort. May we live so that our end may
be reached as peacefully as was hers. Funeral services conducted
at the Pennsylvania Church by J. M. R. Weaver and D. Zook. Texts,
Isa. 12:2; II Tim. 4:7. She was buried by the side of her husband.
Peace be to her ashes.
Kauffman. - Rachel Yoder Kauffman was born Aug. 16, 1830, near Berlin, Holmes Co., Ohio. Grandma Kauffman died near Aurora, Oreg., Dec. 28, 1922; aged 92 y. 4 m. 12 d. She died at the home of her daughter Mrs. H. H. Deetz, with whom she had made her home for the last seven years. Nov. 30, 1851, she was married to Bishop Jonas J. Kauffman at Berlin, Ohio. In the spring of 1853 they moved to Johnson Co., Iowa, and in the spring of 1865 they moved to Douglas Co., Ill. In the fall of 1880 they moved to near Hubbard, Oregon. To this union were born 12 children, 4 sons and 8 daughters. She leaves to mourn her departure 3 daughters, 4 sons, 1 brother, 38 grandsons, 34 granddaughters, and 150 great-grandchildren. Four brothers, 1 half brother, 5 sisters, 5 daughters, 12 grandchildren and her companion preceded her in death, the last named fifteen years ago last July. In her youth she united with the Amish Mennonite Church and remained a consistent and faithful member unto death. Funeral services on Jan. 1, 1923 at the Zion Church, conducted by A. P. Troyer, in German and E. Z. Yoder in English. Text Job 19:25. Remains laid to rest in the cemetery near by.
Mother thou art sweetly resting,
Here thy toils and cares are o,er:
Pain and sickness, death and sorrow,
Never can distress thee more.
Kauffman. - Paul Raymond Kauffman, son of Daniel and
Mary Kauffman was born in Morgan Co., Mo., Dec. 13, 1906; died
at Goshen, Ind., Dec. 27, 1922; aged 16 y. 14 d. Death was caused
by accidental drowning. He and his companions had gone skating
and happening to strike a place where the ice was only a half
inch thick, Paul broke through and disappeared. A few seconds
later he reappeared and after holding on the thin ice for a very
short time sank and was seen no more. All efforts to rescue him
failed. His body was recovered later. With his parents Paul moved
from Missouri to Scottsdale, Pa., in March, 1909. His father at
this time became the resident editor of the Gospel Herald. He
lived in Scottsdale until August, 1922, when the family moved
to Goshen, Ind., his father having been elected president of Goshen
College. He was converted and united with the Mennonite Church
at the age of ten years. Paul was a good Christian boy and a general
favorite wherever he was known. His untimely demise came as a
shock to all. Only an all wise Father can know why he had to leave
this sphere of action at the age when he was only entering a life
of service. He is survived by his parents, 2 brothers, 2 sisters,
and a large circle of friends. Funeral services were held at Goshen,
Ind., Dec. 30, conducted by Bros. J. K. Bixler, I. R. Detweiler,
A. E. Kreider and Aaron Loucks.
Schrock. - Ira B. Schrock was born near Garden City,
Mo., on Nov. 19, 1881, and died at St. Mary,s Hospital in Kansas
City on Christmas Day, 1922; aged 41 y. 1 m. 6 d. In his early
youth he was baptized in the Mennonite faith. He was united in
marriage to Delia Decker on June 4, 1905. To this union was born
one daughter. On Dec. 8 he seemly contracted a cold which developed
into meningitis. After every effort was made by home physicians
and relatives and friends to relieve him it was decided that an
operation was the only remaining chance. The operation was preformed
but all that human and loving hearts could proved of no avail
and after four more days of suffering and pain he passed out of
this life on Christmas Day. His suffering was intense, but he
bore it patiently, expressing his realization that it was for
the best and that he was ready and willing to go should the Lord
see fit to call him home. He was preceded to the spirit world
by one sister. He leaves to mourn his departure, his wife, one
daughter, Lola June, aged twelve years; father and mother, Mr.
and Mrs. Noah Schrock; two brothers; two sisters; and other relatives
and a host of friends. He was a loving husband, a kind father
and a friend to all who knew him. The funeral was held from the
Methodist Episcopal Church in Garden City, Mo., on Dec. 27, conducted
by J. R. Woodcock, the pastor, assisted by Will Helmuth, of the
Mennonite Church, and burial was made in the Grant cemetery near
Liechty. - John H. Liechty, son of Peter and Fanny Liechty, was born near Orrville, Ohio, May 19, 1847; died at his home near the same place, Dec. 10, 1922; aged 75 y. 6 m. 21 d. Heart trouble was the cause of death. He was united in marriage to Fanny Conrad Feb. 4, 1875. Their home was graced with three daughters and six sons. One son died in infancy. His faithful and beloved companion was called home Jan. 17, 1891, leaving him alone to rear a family of 8 children, to which duty he was faithful. His kind and loving treatment endeared him to his children, who greatly mourn this loss in their home. On Aug. 19, 1920, his youngest son, Harvey was also called home, bringing a deep sorrow to him. He united with the Oak Grove Amish Mennonite Church in 1868, when a young man of 21 years. He was a faithful and devoted member, living a quite, unassuming Christian life. He leaves to mourn his sudden departure, 3 daughters (Emma, Lydia Conrad, and Mary Blosser), 4 sons (Daniel, Reuben, David and John), 6 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild; also 1 sister and 3 brothers, besides many relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the home and at Oak Grove Church Dec. 12, conducted by Bro. I. W. Royer. The body was laid to rest in adjoining cemetery.
Father, again we hope to meet thee
When the day of life is fled.
Then in heaven with joy to greet thee,
Where no farewell tears are shed.
Transcribed by: Carolyn Hunnicutt, Indiana
Wagler.-Mable Catherine Wagler, daughter of Bro. Michael and Sister Cora Wagler, was born in Daviess Co., Ind., July 17, 1922., died at the same place Dec. 30, 1922; aged 5 m. 13 d. The cause of death was bronchial pneumonia. She leaves to mourn her early departure, father, mother, 1 brother, 1 sister, 4 grandparents, and many other relatives. May the Lord comfort the bereaved.
Transcriber's note: This obituary also appeared in the January 18th issue only worded a little differently.
Miller.-Ovan Leroy, only child of Roy and Elva Miller, was born July 27, 1922; died Jan. 1, 1923, having remained to brighten the home but 5 m. 5 d. Ovan was an attractive and loveable child and brightened the lives of others during his short stay here on earth. His sickness was but a few days, duration. He leaves to mourn his departure parents, grandparents, 1 great-grandfather, 1 great-grandmother, 9 uncles, 6 aunts and other relatives and friends. The funeral was held at the Mennonite Church at Emma, Ind., conducted by D. A. Yoder and O. S. Hostetler.
Myer.-Mamie W. Myer was born July 22, 1883, near Witmer, Lancaster Co., Pa.; entered into rest Nov. 29, 1922; aged 39 y. 4 m. 7 d. She was a faithful and consistent member of the Mennonite Church since early youth. She leaves to mourn her departure, her parents, 6 sisters and 4 brothers. Funeral services Dec. 2, at Stumptown Mennonite Church, conducted by Bro. David Landis and Bro. Sanford Landis. Texts, Acts 9:36, 37; Phil. 3:20, 21. Buriel in adjoining cemetery. May our loss be her eternal gain.
The golden gates were opened wide,
A gentle voice said, "Come,"
And angels from the other side
Welcomed our sister home.
-------- By her sister Annie.
Transcriber's note: buriel typed as written in the original.
Reil.-Barbara Reil (nee Zehr) was born May 1, 1844, in Salo, France; died Dec. 30, 1922; aged 78 y. 7 m. 29 d. She came to America in her youth locating at Gridley, Ill. At the age of 22 years she married John Reil. In 1876 they moved to Nebraska, locating on a farm near Milford, where she lived until the end came. This union was blessed with 10 children-8 sons and 2 daughters. Her husband, 2 sons and 1 daughter preceded her in death. She leaves 6 sons, 1 daughter, 36 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers and many relatives and friends to mourn her departure.
Since she has left, we are alone,
We know to Jesus she has gone;
We mourn, but hope that when we die,
We too shall meet with her on high.
Brubaker.-Ada Harnish Brubaker, wife of Aaron N. Brubaker, died at her home at Conestoga Terrace, Pa., Dec. 7, 1922, aged 36 y. She was the daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth Harnish. She was united in marriage to Aaron N. Brubaker. To this union was born a daughter, which preceded her in death. Ada was sick for over a year, suffering much, but was always cheerful, and satisfied as the Lord would direct. She accepted Christ as her Savior and became a member of the New Danville Mennonite Church when 18 years old. We believe our loss is her gain. She leaves to mourn her early departure a sorrowing husband, father, (mother preceded her in death) 1 brother, 4 sisters, and many relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted at the house by Bro. Aaron Harnish and at the church by Bro. Jacob Thomas. Texts, Rom. 8:18; Rev. 7:9-17.
Beyer.-Sister Cathrine C. Beyer for many years a resident of Worcester township, at Beyer's Corner, near Norritonville, died on Jan. 3, 1923 at the home of Bro. Emanuel Hertzler, Trooper, Pa., where she had been lately making her home. Death was due to infirmities of old age. She is survived by an only sister, Mary Beyer, who is also making her home with the Hertzler family at Trooper. There were three sisters of the Beyers, who lived happily together for a number of years. It was God's good pleasure to come into this home six years ago and take the younger of the three, leaving Cathrine and Mary still live together in their home until a short time ago, when the two could not wait upon themselves, and they were taken to the above named home. Here they were well taken care of, until God saw it good to take sister Cathrine, the younger of the two remaining unto Himself, leaving Mary, the eldest of the three, now eighty-four, to mourn the loss. They were loved and faithful members of the Methacton Mennonite Church. The funeral services were conducted by Warren G. Bean, Jesse Mack, Irvin Landis, and H. Pennapacker on Jan. 8, 1923. Age 79 y. 10 m. 29 d. Text, Ps. 71:18, first clause.
Transcriber's note: Cathrine and Mary still live together typed as written, it should read still living together.
Fleming.-Elizabeth Fleming was born in Green Co., Va., June 7, 1831; died Jan. 7, 1923; aged 92 y. 6 m. 7 d. She was married to Wm. Fleming in 1854, in Rockingham Co., Va. To this union were born 1 son and 5 daughters, the son and 3 daughters surviving. 16 grand children and 32 great-grandchildren also survive. As a family they passed thru some trying and bitter experiences during the war of the rebellion. During the war the father was drafted and taken into the Confederate army. He however soon deserted the army and came back home and succeeded in getting through the lines and coming north to Fairfield Co., O. After two long years the mother, the subject of this sketch, with three children was helped thru the lines and joined her husband in Fairfield Co., having heard from him only once in this time. In the year 1871 they came to Allen Co., O., where they both united with the Mennonite Church in 1879, in which faith they passed to the great beyond, leaving to the mourning family, relatives and friends the comforting assurance that they are gone to enjoy the bliss and glory of the heavenly home thruout eternity. Services on Jan. 10 by Geo. Ross assisted by the home ministers and Pre. Mell of Lima, O.
Huber.-Elizabeth (Myers) Huber, daughter of John and Catherine Myers was born in Putman Co., O., May 4, 1851; died Jan. 13, 1923; aged 71 y. 8 m. 9 d. Death was due to apoplexy. She was united in marriage to Henry Huber June 30, 1870, and to this union were born 8 children-5 sons and 3 daughters. 2 sons and 1 daughter died in infancy. She leaves an invalid husband, 3 sons (John M., Christian B., and Urbanus), 2 daughters (Emma Anglemyer and Hattie Stauffer), 17 grandchildren, 2great-grandchildren, 1 brother and 2 sisters. She with her husband united with the Mennonite Church in 1872 in the Salem Church, Ohio. In 1883 they moved to De Kalb Co., Ind., and while there transferred their membership to the Church of the Brethren, in which faith she remained to the end. In 1892 the family moved to Tennessee and while there Bro. Huber was afflicted with shaking palsy from which he has suffered since. In 1901 they returned to Indiana and located in Elkhart Co., and on June 30, 1920, celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary. Services were held at the Yellow Creek Church of the Brethren and interment in the Mennonite cemetery nearby. Services were conducted by Bros. Frank Kreider and Urie Brubaker of the Brethren Church. Text, Jno. 14:1, 2.
Weaver.-Emmanuel C. Weaver son of Christian and Lydia
Weaver, was born in Cambria Co., Pa., July 11, 1835; died Dec.
31, 1922; aged 77 y. 5 m. 20 d. He was married to Barbara Blough,
Feb. 21, 1856. To this union were born 10 children-3 sons and
7 daughters, of whom 1 son and 4 daughters, of whom1 son and 4
daughters survive. They are Menno, Mary Jane, Alamanda, Delilah,
and Barbara. His wife preceded him to the glory world on Sept.
20, 1879. On July 11, 1880, he was married to Lydia Winey who
was called to her eternal home Oct. 13, 1912. One step-daughter
is still living. He had been in usual health until Oct. 29, 1922,
when he became paralyzed. From this time on he gradually grew
weaker until Dec. 31, when he very peacefully fell asleep in Christ.
He bore his sufferings very patiently and many times expressed
a desire to go home to glory. He united with the Mennonite Church
in early life and in about 1877 he was ordained to the office
of deacon, in which capacity he served faithfully until old age
interfered. He was much concerned in his late years for the welfare
of the church and her young people and gave many timely admonitions
and warnings. He leaves to mourn his departure 1 son, 4 daughters,
1 stepdaughter, 17 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren, and
Two very impressive funeral services were conducted, one in the home of M. B. Weaver, son of the deceased, by Bro. N. A. Lind, text I Cor. 15:55, and one in the Albany Church by Bro. M. E. Brenneman, text Acts 8:2. Interment in Albany cemetery.
Zook.-Amelia, daughter of Joseph and Barbara (deceased) Zook was born in Woodford Co., Ill., April 15, 1886. She moved with her parents to Manson, Ia., in 1896, where she lived until her death. On the evening of Dec. 23, 1922, when returning home from the revival meetings held at the Mennonite Church, Amelia was struck by an automobile which injured her head. She suffered intensely during the last two weeks of her life. In order to give her better medical attention she was moved to the hospital at Fort Dodge, Ia., on Jan. 3. She died at the hospital on Jan. 7. She never gained consciousness from the time of the accident until she passed away. She was a graduate of the Manson high school and for a short time taught school in the rural districts. At the age of 17 she became a Christian and affiliated with the Mennonite Church. In this faith she died. The Lord's work held a high place in her life. She was especially active in the Sunday school, having for a number of years given faithful service in the primary department. Patience and kindness were her crowning virtues. It is very hard to give her up but "The Lord gave and the Lord hath taken away. Blessed be the name of the Lord." She leaves to mourn her untimely death father, brothers and sisters, and a host of relatives and friends.
"Not now but in the coming years,
It may be in the better land,
We,ll reap the meaning of our tears.
And there sometime we,ll understand.
God knows the way, He holds the key,
He guides us with unerring hand,
Some time with tearless eyes we,ll see,
Yes, there, up there. We,ll understand."
Funeral services were largely attended at the Manson Church Jan. 11, conducted by Bro. J. W. Hess. Text, Gen. 27:1. Interment in the Rose Hill cemetery.
McCulloh.-John McCulloh was born at Fort Loudon, Franklin
county, Pa., Feb. 4, 1986, and died at his home in Cullom, Ill.,
on Jan. 3, 1923, aged 62 y. 10 m. 29 d., following an illness
dating from May 22. He was the oldest son of a family of ten children
and came to Garden Plain, Whiteside county, Ill., in the fall
of 1880, in which county he lived for about forty years. He was
married to Anna Tarner of Chambersburg, Pa., Jan. 17, 1883, and
who died March 28, 1888. To this union two children were born,
Samuel H., of Los Angeles, Cal., and Ralph, who died in infancy.
His second marriage, to Mary Gsell, of Morrison, Ill., occurred
Dec. 26, 1889. She died January 7, 1911. To this union were born
seven children: Joseph E. of St. Louis, Mo., M. Mabel Nunemaker
and H. Pearl Nunemaker of St. John, Mich.; Amos G. of Lansing,
Mich.; Martha May of St. John, Mich.; Mary Edna and Johnnie T.
of Cullom. On Dec. 3, 1914, he was married at Palmyra, Mo., to
Sarah Burkholder of Lancaster county, Pa., who survives him. The
McCulloh family moved to Cullom, Ill., December, 1916, from which
time Bro. McCulloh served the church there as pastor. For over
six years he filled the pulpit of the congregation. He was very
attentive and regular, and in spite of sickness was seldom found
absent from duty. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church
for over thirty years, having taken up the ministry about thirty
years ago; he was also a member of the local Board of Missions
at the time of his death. He leaves to mourn his loss a sorrowing
wife, 8 children, 4 grandchildren, 3 brothers and 2 sisters, besides
many other relatives and friends. The home loses a loving husband,
a beloved father and a faithful, wise counselor.
Services were conducted at Cullom, Ill., by Bro. C. A. Hartzler, text, II Tim. 4:6-8. Services were conducted at Morrison, Ill., by Bro. A. H. Leaman, text, Psa. 103:1-4. The remains were laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery.
"Farewell, dear father, thou art at rest,
And wilt forever be,
Thou couldst not stay on earth with us.
But we can come to thee."
Transcribed by: Carolyn Hunnicutt, Indiana