Gospel Herald Obituaries - October, 1924

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Gospel Herald - Vol. XVII, No. 26 - October 2, 1924 - pages 528

Schertz.--Duane Edward, son of Edwin and Emma Schertz, died Aug. 25, aged 3 days. He leaves father, mother, and four sisters (Erma, Louella, Alverta, and Gladys). His stay in the home was very brief, although the parents, sisters and relatives longed to have little Duane Edward remain to bring comfort and cheer to the home. We bow in humble submission to His holy will and pray our heavenly Father to give us grace in this hour of bereavement. A short service was conducted at the home by A. L. Buzzard (Text, Job 1:21), and at the grave by A. A. Schrock. Interment at the Union Cemetery.

Miller.--Jonathan Miller was born Feb. 14, 1833; died Sept. 14, 1924; aged 91 y. 7 m. He was the last of a family of four brothers and seven sisters to depart this life. He united with the Mennonite Church when already 67 years old, but stood firm for the faith to the end, was always at church when health and circumstances permitted. On Feb. 9, 1874, he united in marriage to Katherine Yontzy. To this union were born one son and one daughter. He was well respected by those who knew him and will be long remembered. He leaves his wife, two children, grandchildren, relatives, and many friends. Funeral conducted by Brethren John E. Kauffman and Harry E. Kauffman. Text, Psa.. 90:10,12. Interment in the Hertzler Cemetery.

Wedel.--Henry P. Wedel was born Aug. 24, 1861 in Ukraine, Russia; died Sept. 19, 1924, in the General Hospital, Lancaster, Pa. Bro. Wedel was one of the sixty-two Russian Mennonites brought to this country Oct. 15, 1921, under the management of the Mennonite Relief Commission. He was the first of this company to die. Since being in this country he was employed in Pre. Jacob Brubaker's wood shop, but not being well he went to the farm of Bro. Abram R. Herr, New Danville, where he remained two years. Nov. 5, 1923, he went to the General Hospital for eleven weeks. March, 1924 he commenced work at the Hamilton Watch Factory, where he remained until ten days before his death. Funeral services were held Sept. 21, at East Chestnut Street Mennonite Church and burial took place at the New Danville Mennonite Cemetery. Bishop Noah Mack preached.

Hess.--Emma F., widow of the late Benjamin B. Hess, was born June 25, 1865; died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Martin, Marticville, Pa. Sept. 1, 1924; aged 59 y. 2 m. 6 d. She was a member of the Mennonite Church. She was afflicted in the body for more than three years, having had very sick spells by times, but gained strength again until April 1, when she became very sick, and after that was unable to go downstairs. She bore her sickness with patience, always looking forward to the time when she could go and be with loved ones gone before. On the morning of Sept. 1 she fell asleep in Jesus. Her husband and one daughter preceded her in death. She is survived by two daughters, two sons, a stepdaughter, and twelve grandchildren, who deeply feel the loss of a kind mother and grandmother. Funeral services at the home of her daughter Sept. 4 by Maris Hess (Rom. 5), and at the New Danville Church by Aaron Harnish and Jacob Thomas. Texts, Psalm 39: Rev. 2:10. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
"A precious one from us is gone,
A voice we loved is stilled;
A place is vacant in our home,
Which never can be filled."

Hess.--Paul G., son of John B. and Barbara Garber Hess was born July 11, 1893; died at his home near Roseville, Pa., Sept. 6, 1924; aged 31 y. 1 m. 25 d. Death was due to heart trouble. He was a member of the Mennonite Church for about thirteen years. In 1913 he was united in marriage to Susie Mellinger Herr, daughter of Newton G. Herr of Strasburg. Besides his wife and parents he leaves three children (Elizabeth, Marion and Clarence), also the following brothers and sisters: Harvey, Mary, Elmer, John, Walter, Christian, Ruth, and Norman. He bore his affliction patiently, trusting in God, and we believe was ready when the sudden death summons came. We think of his peaceful death as passing from our presence to be with his Lord, and comfort ourselves with God's promises concerning the dead which die in the Lord. Funeral services were held Sept. 9, at the home and at the Landis Valley Church, conducted by Bishop N. L. Landis and Bro. Ira Landis. Texts, Rev. 12:11 and Rev. 14:13.
"A precious one from us is gone,
A voice we loved is stilled;
A place is vacant in our home,
Which never can be filled."
The family.

Kauffman.--Jacob Kauffman, age 91 y. 9 m., died at the home of his son, Joseph Kauffman, at Orofino, Idaho, Sept. 2, 1924. He was an invalid for the past two years. He was born in Germany, Dec. 1, 1832, and came to the United States with his parents when six years of age. He resided in Ohio, Iowa, Missouri, and Kansas before coming farther west. In December, 1862 he was married to Magdalena Noffziger at Keokuk, Iowa, who preceded him to the great beyond Feb. 20, 1920, both being lifelong Christians and members of the Mennonite Church. Seven children were born to them, of whom three survive (Joseph, Daniel, and Samuel). He leaves fourteen grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. On May 2, 1878, he emigrated with his family from Kansas in a covered wagon to the great Northwest, settling in the Palouse country August 16. They moved to Viola, Idaho, in November of the same year and homesteaded in the Palouse country the next spring. He came to Orofino about 16 years ago, where both he and his wife spent nearly all of their declining years with their son Joseph. Funeral services were conducted at the Methodist Church with Chas. H. Addleman officiating. The remains were laid to rest beside his wife in the Hill Cemetery.

Transcribed by Sheri Salz, Illinois


Gospel Herald - Vol. XVII, No. 27 - October 9, 1924 - pages 559

Streicher.--In loving memory of Daniel R. Streicher, who died Oct. 7, 1922, aged 54 y. 8 m. 26 d.
"Father, more and more we miss thee,
Friends may think the wound is healed;
But they little know the sorrow
That lies within our breast concealed."
Wife and Children.

Hemperly.--Jane Hemperly, East Lampeter, Pa., died of diphtheria Aug . 19, 1924; aged 8y. She was sick a little more than a week, but she bore it all patiently. She is survived by her parents and sister Ruth. Private funeral services were held the day after her death. Buried in the cemetery adjoining Heller's Reformed Church.
"Death has called away dear Jane,
In the lonely grave to lie;
Yet her soul is sweetly resting
In that home beyond the sky."

Wismer.--Sarah, widow of the late David K. Wismer, died Aug. 28, 1924, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Solomon Good, East Vincent, Pa., from the infirmities of old age, being 86 y. 3 m. 3 d. She is survived by three sons (Joseph, Henry, and David) and five daughters (Mrs. Solomon Good, Mrs. Susan Kreibel, Mrs. Edwin M. Kober, Mrs. Harry Moyer, and Mrs. Harry Brandt). Funeral was held Sept. 3. Burial in Upper Skippack Mennonite Cemetery.
"Death has called away dear mother,
In the lonely grave to lie;
Yet her soul is sweetly resting
In that home beyond the sky."

Brooks.--Frank J. Brooks, Witmer, Pa., died Sept. 5, 1924, aged 32 y. 6 m. 28 d., after an operation in the Lancaster hospital. He is survived by his wife who before marriage was Mabel Miller, 3 children (James, Ann Mary, and Harry); also his parents, 4 brothers and 3 sisters. He was a member of the Mellinger Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held Sept. 8 by David and Sanford Landis. Texts, I Cor. 15:26: I Pet. 5:7.
"Oh, that dear one, how they loved him!
Oh, how hard to give him up!
But an angel came down for him
And removed him from their flock."

Garber.--Samuel E. Garber was born July 1, 1869; died Sept. 6, 1924; aged 55 y. 2 m. 5 d. He is survived by his wife and 3 children (Martha, wife of Elmer R. Miller, Howard and Grace) and one grandchild; also 4 brothers and 3 sisters (Henry, Simon, Anna, Kate, Amos, John and Harriet, widow of the late Bishop Peter Nissley). He united with the Mennonite Church 26 years ago, and remained faithful until death. Funeral services were held Sept. 10, conducted at the home by Bro. Henry Lutz, with public services at Mt. Joy Mennonite Church by Bro. Isaac Brubaker from I Cor. 15:53-58, and by Bros. B. Lehman Kraybill. Interment in Kraybill's Cemetery.
"We miss thee from our home, dear father.
We miss thee from thy place;
A shadow o'er our life is cast,
We miss the sunshine of thy face."

Clark.--Emma Metzler was born Feb. 23, 1876; died Aug. 30, 1924; aged 52 y. 6 m.7 d. On March 11, 1899, she was united in marriage with J. Howard Clark. To this union were born two sons and three daughters (Mrs. Lester Detrow, Paul, Walter, Gladys, and Margaret). Two grandchildren and two sisters also survive (Mrs. Noah Metzler and Mrs. Victor Myers). On April 29, 1893, she was received into the Mennonite Church and remained a faithful member until death. She was very patient, never complaining in her sickness, having a smile for all who came to visit her. She was much concerned about her family, especially the two youngest, who need the advice of a mother. She lived to see them all in the fold of Christ. She often expressed herself as being ready to go home to glory if the Lord so willed. She was a faithful companion, a kind and loving mother, loved by all who knew her. Her seat in church was seldom vacant when health permitted. Funeral services were held Sept. 1, 1924, from the home by Bro. I. B. Witmer, and from the church by Brethren I. B. Witmer and A. J. Steiner. Buried in the Midway Cemetery.
"We miss you in the morning,
We miss you when night returns;
We miss you here, we miss you there,
Dear mother, we miss you everywhere."

Bricker.--Pre. Henry Bricker, Chambersburg, Pa., was a son of Tobias and ______ Bricker. He was born Nov. 26, 1847, in Lancaster Co., Pa. When but a boy he came with his parents to Franklin Co., Pa., where he since resided. When a young man he united with the Mennonite Church and remained a faithful member all his life. In 1873 he was united in marriage with Sister Sarah S. Lehman. This marriage was blest with 3 daughters (Annie, Maria, and Amanda), and 1 son (Samuel). He is survived by Annie, Amanda, and Samuel. The mother and one daughter preceded him to the spirit world. One brother (John) also survives. Bro. Bricker was ordained to the ministry in November, 1888, at the Strasburg Church, Franklin Co., which office he faithfully filled, through for the last few years, on account of ill health, he was unable to preach much. Bro. Bricker was afflicted for almost a year, being confined to his bed for almost a six months. He suffered considerably at times but was anxiously awaiting the time to go home to rest. Services were held Sept. 11 conducted at the home by Bro. Jos. H. Martin and at the Strasburg Church by Bros. John S. Burkholder and George S. Keener. Texts, II Tim. 4:6-8; Psa. 17:15. Burial in the cemetery adjoining the meeting house. Bro. Bricker was a faithful servant to his church and gave many good advices to the writer, his co-laborer.
J. S. Burkholder.

Millhouse.-Sister Emma Millhouse (nee Hershey) was born Aug 23, 1867; died Sept. 14, 1924; aged 57 y. 22 d. She was married to John Millhouse. To this union were born 2 sons and 1 daughter. Besides her husband and children she leaves 3 brothers, 3 sisters, and 4 grandchildren. She was a member of the Mennonite Church for a number of years and bore her last illness of about 7 months in patience. Funeral services were conducted at the Millersville Mennonite Church by Bros. Jacob Habecker and John Mosemann.
"We miss thee from our home, dear mother,
We miss thee from thy place;
A shadow o'er our life is cast;
We miss the sunshine of they face."

Benner.--Ester, daughter of Daniel S. and Esther Elisabeth Leatherman, was born in Blooming Glen, Bucks Co., Pa., Nov. 22, 1897; died at her home on the Bethlehem Pike near Souderton, Pa., Sept. 18, 1924; aged 26 y. 9 m. 26 d. She was united in marriage Sept. 20, 1923 to George Benner. A sorrowing husband, five sisters--(Rachel (married to Horace Husberger), Mary Ella (married to Theodore Kratz), Edith (married to Henry Keeler), Martha and Anna, and four brothers (Roosevelt, John, Daniel, and Charles), and her parents, remain to morn her loss. Early in life she accepted her Saviour and joined the Mennonite Church of which she remained a faithful member till death. Funeral services were conducted at the home by brethren Wilson R. Moyer, Howard Stout, and Fred Bowers, and at the Plain Mennonite Meeting House, Brethren Jonas Mininger, Jacob C. Clemens, and Ed. Rosenberger having charge of the services. Text, Psa. 31:14,15. Burial in adjoining cemetery.
"A place on earth is vacant,
Which she never more can fill,
Death's angel called her quickly
Yet we know it was God's will."
By a sister.

Zook.--Abia R. Zook was born Oct. 8, 1846, near Belleville, Pa.; died of apoplexy Sept. 8, 1924 at his home in Goshen, Ind.; aged 77 y. 11 m. He came to Indiana at the age of 21 years and from here he went to Missouri. On Feb. 26, 1874, he was married to Emma R. Hooley of Topeka, Ind., where they lived until 1908, when they moved to Goshen. He united with the Mennonite Church when a young man and was always interested in others. Though he never complained we knew that since the death of is companion two years ago, he suffered much from loneliness. His constant desire was to live faithful until called to meet the loved ones gone before. The Sunday evening just preceding his death he attended the young people's meeting and repeated the verse, "Be ye ready also, for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of Man cometh." He seemed to be in good health until on Monday morning about thirty minutes before he died he said he was not feeling well, but was up and until he fell to the floor lifeless. He was preceded in death by an infant daughter in 1877 and by his wife nearly two and one-half years ago. He leaves a daughter (Mrs. I. R. Detweiler), three grandchildren (Mark, James, and Emma); also a foster-son (Harry Hostetler), one brother (John D. Zook), and two sisters (Mrs. Mary L. Yoder and Mrs. Sarah Detweiler). Funeral services were held in the Eighth Street Mennonite Church. Brethren Raymond Hartzler and Peter Unzicker officiated.

Transcribed by Sheri Salz, Illinois


Gospel Herald - Vol. XVII, No. 28 - October 16, 1924 - pages 575

Shantz.--Susanna Catherine Groh, wife of Daniel S. Shantz, was born on Nov. 3, 1866; died at her home near Pristine, Ont., June 5, 1924; aged 57 y. 7 m. 2 d. She leaves husband, four sons, three daughters, and nine brothers, one daughter and one sister having preceded her. The cause of her death was a complication of diabetes and Brightens disease. The funeral was held on June 9, from her late residence to the Haley Church, where the services were conducted by the brethren,. Ben Shanty and Oscar Burkholder. Text. I Cor. 15:57. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.

Snyder.--Ruth Irene, daughter of Bert D. and Gladys Snyder, La Junta, Col., died Sept. 30, 1924, aged 1 y 1 m 15 d., at the City Hospital, after suffering about two weeks with cholera infantum. She is survived by her sorrowing parents, and little brother Allen, four grandparents, and many other relatives. Funeral services were held Oct. 2, at the East Holbrook Church by Bros. Allen Erb and John Thut. Interment in adjoining cemetery. "We miss her when the morning dawns, We miss her when the night returns; We miss her here, we miss her there, We miss her presence everywhere."

Sharp.--Eula Florence, daughter of Levi and Cora Sharp, was born near Montreal, Mo., Mar. 1, 1915; died of diphtheria at her home near Hubbard, Oreg., Aug. 26, 1924; aged 9 y. 5 m. 26 d. She leaves father, mother, three sisters, one brother, two grandmothers, a host of relatives and friends. Eula was a faithful little worker in children's meeting and Sunday school. A short burial service was held in the Zion Cemetery, where her little form was peacefully laid to rest during the silent hours of the night at 11 o'clock P. M., Aug. 29. Memorial services were held at the Zion Church Sunday, Sept. 21, conducted by A. P. Troyer and E. Z. Yoder. Text. Mark 10:13-15. "A precious one from us is gone, A voice we loved is stilled; A place is vacant in our house Which never can be filled."

Zook.--Levi H. Zook was born near Allensville, Pa., Aug. 11, 1863; died Sept. 16, 1924; aged 61 y. 1 m. 5 d. He was united in marriage to Salina C. Smoker. At an early age he was converted and united with the Amish Mennonite Church in which he remained a faithful member. During his entire life he was a regular attendant. By nature he was deeply religious and loved to talk of God's work and ways. As a husband and neighbor he was kind and generous, his counsel helpful, and his dealings upright. His life was one of labor rewarded with success and his death, we hope, was one of victory. He bore his afflictions patiently. He leaves a sorrowing wife, a brother, and a host of friends. Funeral services at the Locust Grove Church conducted by S. T. Yoder, E. H. Kanagy, and Jonas E. Yoder. Text. II Tim. 4:6-8.

Brandt.--Fannie, wife of Jacob Brandt, was born Aug. 24, 1852; died Sept. 10, 1924; aged 72 y. 16 d. Sister Brandt was a consistent member of the Elizabethtown, Pa., Mennonite congregation for a number of years. Last Spring they moved to their nephew, Frank Guntreman's, near Manheim, Pa., where she died. She is survived by her husband, 1 brother, 1 sister and a number of friends. Funeral was held Sept. 13, conducted at the home by Bro. Isaac Brubaker and at Risser's Meeting House by Bros. Noah Risser and Samuel L. Oberholtzer. Text. II Tim. 4:6-8. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Mellinger.--Anna D., daughter of John H. and the late Barbara K. Mellinger, was born Aug. 12, 1892; died at her home near Lancaster, Pa., Sept. 12, 1924; aged 32 y. 1 m. She united with the Mennonite Church in early life, and until her death was a faithful witness for the Master. She was faithful in Church duties, and faithful in the home. Since her mother's death nearly two years ago, she filled her mother's place by keeping house for her father, and mothering two little motherless nephews, giving them the most devoted attention. Not very strong herself--being subject to kidney trouble--she used her strength for the good of others. Her last illness was short, the immediate cause of her death being urenic poisoning. She is survived by a sorrowing father and four brothers, besides a host of friends. While her death brought blasted hopes and wrecked plans, she leaves behind her the inspiration of an unselfish life well spent. Funeral services on the 15th were conducted at the home by Bro. David L. Landis, and at Mellinger's Church by the brethren--Sanford B. Landis, John W. Weaver, and John H. Mosemann. Her remains were laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery. May God comfort the bereaved family.

Litwiller.--Chr. Litwiller was born in St. Agatha, Ont., Sept. 13, 1848; died of heart failure at his home in Petersburg, Ont., Aug. 27, 1924; aged 75 y. 11 m. 14 d. He had been in good health till about six months ago when he began to fail. Seven weeks before his death he had a desire to go to church and said, "It will be the last time" (which it also was), and after that he thought he wasn't able to go any more. He gradually got weaker and was bedfast for only five days. Bro. Litwiller united with the Amish Church when yet a young man. He was ordained to the office of deacon when yet in his twenties, and in the same year was ordained to the ministry, which place he filled whenever possible. He was married to Maria Miller, who preceded him in death three years on the day that he was buried. He leaves 7 children (Barbara, Jacob, Annie, wife of M. O. Jantzi, Samuel, Mary, wife of Jac. Mussselman, Lydia, wife of Irvon Block, and David). He also leaves 32 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, 2 sisters, and 1 brother. We believe that father has gone to be with Jesus. May we all prepare our hearts to meet him. He was buried on Aug. 30. Funeral services were conducted at the house by Daniel Steinman and at the church by Dan Jutzi and Eli Frey. Text. "For what is your life?" Buried in adjoining cemetery. "Weep not for me, children, I have passed all grief and pain: But live and labor for Christ the Savior, That we may meet in heaven again." A Daughter.

Hagery.--Jospeh B. Hagery was born Oct. 4, 1848; died Oct. 1, 1924, just three days before his 76th birthday. He was a son of Bishop Joseph Hagery, who served the Mennonite Church a generation ago, and he spent his entire life on the old homestead. On Sept. 11, 1877, he was married to Rebecca Snyder. To this union were born six children (Edith, Irvin, Elise, Lora, Walter, and Samuel). Samuel died in infancy, Walter at the age of 5, and Elsie, wife of Dr. Sauder, in 1918. He left a sorrowing companion, one son, two daughters, two brothers, one sister and 11 grandchildren. The funeral was held on his 76th birthday from his late home to the Cressman Mennonite Church for services and adjoining cemetery for burial. Services conducted by Brethren Whitham and Oscar Burkholder. Text, Romans 14:10.

Bauer.--Jacob S. Bauer was born near Wakarusa, Ind., Jan. 27, 1864; died of Bright's disease at his home in Elkhart, Ind., Sept. 11, 1924; aged 60 y. 7 m. 14 d. In December, 1888, he was united in marriage with Elisabeth Christophel. A number of years later they moved to Protection, Kans., where she died March 2, 1918. On June 19, 1923, he was married to Catharine Bauer. For many years Bro. Bauer has been a consistent member of the Mennonite Church and interested in her welfare. He leaves his wife, 5 sons (Harley, John, Clinton, Noah, and Cletus), 4 daughters (Mrs. Joseph Bare, Mrs. Otto Sherman, Mrs. Herman Zeilke, and Florence Bauer), besides 4 brothers, 1 sister, 17 grandchildren, 3 step-daughters and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Prairie Street Mennonite Church, Elkhart, Ind., after which the body was taken to Protection, Kans., where another funeral sermon was preached. Services were conducted at the former place by Christian Reiff and J. S. Hartzler, and at the latter by David Miller. Burial took place at the nearby cemetery.

Miner.--Mary E., daughter of Jacob and Mary Birkey and wife of Charles A. Miner, passed away at the Park Hospital, Livingston, Mont., June 20 after an illness of nearly five weeks of complications of diseases and died of pneumonia. Sister Miner was born near Bassettville, Kans. March 25, 1886; died at the age of 38 y. 2 m. 25 d. She was married to Charles A. Miner on Dec. 22, 1910. After living in Nebraska six years they moved to near White Sulphur Springs, Mont. living there about six years. They moved to Clyde Park Mont. in the fall of 1923. Sister Miner accepted Jesus as her personal Savior in her youth and died in the faith. She was a kind and loving wife and ever ready to administer to the needs of her family, and was never too busy or too tired to help a friend or neighbor. During her recent illness she was very patient, meeting every one with a smile and a cheerful word. She leaves a loving husband, two sons (Raymond Everett and Walter Earl) one son having preceded her in death in infancy. She is also survived by her mother, 4 brothers, five sisters and a host of relatives and friends. We often wonder why God saw fit to call away this much needed sister and mother. But God knows what is best. Funeral services were held at the Mennonite Church near Clyde Park, Mont., by Bro. D. B. Kauffman of Hubbard, Oreg. Text. Rom. 14:8-9. Laid to rest in Maine Cemetery near White Sulphur Springs, Mont. June 25, 1924.
By a Sister.

Transcribed by Sheri Salz, Illinois


Gospel Herald - Vol. XVII, No. 29 - October 23, 1924 -pages 590, 591

Good.- Marven Paul, only son of Wm. R. and Mabel Good, died Sept. 17, 1924; aged 6 days. Funeral at their home Sept. 18, conducted by the home ministers, Brethren J. D. Birky and J. Z. Birky. Buried in the Hopewell Cemetery. Budded on earth to bloom in heaven.

Hartzler.--Clifford R., adopted son of Chester D. and Mollie Hartzler, died of diphtheria Aug. 24, 1924; aged 2 y. 2 m. 27 d. He leaves his foster parents and foster brother (Clarence), mother, two brothers (Ernest and Earl), a sister (Jessie), grandparents, and other relatives and friends. Aug. 25, a short private service was conducted at the home near Hubbard, Oregon., by A. P. Troyer and D. B. Kauffman. Text Mark 10:14. "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."

Yothers-Annie, wife of Isaac O. Yothers, Dublin, Pa., was born Oct. 7, 1853; died Sept. 29, 1924; aged 70 y. 11m. 22 d. She was a member of the Deep Run Mennonite Church. She is survived by her husband, six sons, one daughter, and 33 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Oct. 4, conducted by Bros. A. O. Histand, Jacob Rush, and Wilson Overholt, at the house, and at Deep Run Church. Interment in adjoining cemetery. "Mother, thou was mild and lovely, Tender-hearted, all thy life; Cared for us in childhood sorrows, And our souls in future strife. Yet again we hope to meet you, When the day of life is fled; Then in heaven with joy to greet you, Where no farewell tear is shed."

Schlabaugh.-Leslie Jacob, only son of Joel and Mamie Schlabaugh, died at the Mercy Hospital in Iowa City, Iowa, Aug. 3, 1924, aged 3 y. 11m. 10d., having been born in Johnson Co., Iowa, Aug. 23, 1920. He seemed to be enjoying perfect health until last Friday when he was stricken with appendicitis. Saturday night he was taken to the hospital, where an operation was performed. Complications set in, however, and his untimely death soon followed. Funeral services were held at West Union Church, conducted by Abner Yoder and W. S. Guengerich. Text. Psa. 23. Interment in the cemetery nearby.

Fisher.-Klaas R. Fisher was born in Balke, Holland, June 20, 1840; died at his home near New Paris, Ind., Sept. 19, 1924; aged 84 y. 2 m. He immigrated with his parents to this country in 1854, settling on the farm where he died. On Dec. 22, 1866, he was united in marriage with Joanna Symensma. To this union were born 5 children (Mrs. John Duker, Mrs. John Vandervier, Frank, Jane and Albert), all of whom with many other relatives and friends survive him, his wife having preceded him in death. He united with the Mennonite Church in 1891 and remained a faithful member until death. He expressed a desire to go home to be with Jesus and loved ones. Funeral services at the Maple Grove Church (Church of the Brethren) conducted by John H. Bare and J. S. Hartzzler. Text. John 16:33. Hershberger."

Hershberger.-John C. was born in Tuscarawas Co., Ohio, Jan. 2, 1847; died at his home in Middlebury, Ind., Oct. 4, 1924; aged 77 y. 9 m. 2 d. In his young years he moved with his parents to Howard Co., Ind., where at the age of seventeen he accepted Christ as his personal Savior and united with the Mennonite Church. In this faith he continued to the end. On April 27, 1871, he was united in marriage with Rosa Johns. Together they shared the joys and sorrows of life for more than 53 years. In 1884 they moved to McPherson Co., Kans., later to Brandon, Colo., and in 1916 returned to Middlebury, Ind., where he spent and served his last years. He was always active in the Christian service till last February, when his health failed and at times he suffered severely but fell gracefully asleep in the hope of eternal life and glory. He leaves his wife, one foster daughter (Mrs. Ella Yoder), one brother (Moses), one sister (Mrs. Katie Hostetler), but we rest assured that our loss is his eternal gain. Funeral at Middlebury Church Oct. 6, by Silas Yoder and D. D. Miller.

Zook.-Israel Thomas Zook was born near Belleville, Pa., July 18, 1860; died at his home in Kansas City, Mo., Sept. 25, 1924; aged 64 y 2 m. 7 d. He was converted and joined the Mennonite Church at the age of 19 years. On March 19, 1885 he was united in marriage to Fannie R. Yoder. To this union were born seven children, one of whom died in infancy. In April, 1903, he and his family joined the Church of the Nazarenes there. He has always been active in Sunday school and church work and was a good personal worker. He was a kind, loving husband and father. He was afflicted with bronchitis and asthma for more than 40 years and bore it patiently. He was a blessing to all that knew him. He often quoted the following text in testimony, "Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on thee because he trusteth in thee" (Isa. 26:3). In 1920 he came to Missouri and in September, 1923, he made his home in Kansas City. He is survived by his widow and six children (Mrs. E. H. Fox, Mrs. W. W. Sieber, Homer, Thomas, Mrs. F. A. Yoder, and Stanley), and one sister (Mrs. Sarah Peachey).

Mishler.-Lennie (Cain) Mishler was born near Lowell, Oreg., Aug. 20, 1885; died at the home of J. M. Mishler near Sheridan, Oreg., Oct. 4, 1924; aged 39 y. 1 m. 14 d. At the age of 12 years she with her parents moved to Crook Co., Oreg. She was married to Asa R. Mishler Oct. 14, 1903. To this union were born 5 sons and 1 daughter (Lewis, William, Archie, Harley, Matilda, and Harry), who are left to mourn their loss, besides husband, mother, 2 sisters, and 5 brothers. She united with the Hopewell Mennonite Church in the fall of 1913. Later she moved with her family to Eastern Oregon, then to Washington, where the last few years she endured much sickness and underwent several surgical operations. She was much concerned about the welfare of her children and through her last sickness still chose that good part which shall not be taken away from her. Short funeral services were conducted at the home of J. M. Mishler by Bro. G. D. Shenk, after which her body was taken to Hubbard, Oreg., where funeral services were held at the Hopewell Mennonite Church, conducted by Brethren D. F. Shenk and Henry Wolfer. Text. Mark 12:11. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.

Yoder.-Frona, daughter of Jonathan and Catherine Smucker, was born in Wayne Co., Ohio, June 20, 1885; died at her home near West Liberty, Ohio, Oct. 10, 1924; aged 69 y. 3 m. 20 d. She was married to Rudolph Yoder, Feb. 6, 1879. They lived together happily forty-five years. This union was blessed with four children: Mrs. Arthur Hartzler, Mrs. John I. Yoder, J. Archie Yoder; an infant son preceded her to the spirit world in December, 1884. She confessed Christ in her youth, and united with the Mennonite Church, and remained a faithful member until the end. She possessed an affectionate disposition, which won for her many friends. On Aug. 23, she with her husband and granddaughter, Mary Vaughn, started on a trip to Wayne County to visit relatives, but before reaching their destination, the hand of affliction was laid upon her, and she soon became speechless, and later unconscious, in which condition she remained until the summons came to "Come up higher." She leaves a grief-stricken husband, two daughters, one son, fourteen grandchildren, two brothers, and one sister. One brother and one sister preceded her in death. Funeral services were held at South Union Church, in charge of Bros. S. E. Allgyer and A. I. Yoder.

Martin.-Samuel H. Martin was born near Smithville, Ohio, Aug. 30, 1881; died in Port Huron, Mich.; at the home of his wife's mother, Sept. 26, 1924; aged 43 y. 27 d. He leaves his wife, one brother and one sister (Benjamin and Anna). He was converted in boyhood and united with the Salem congregation of Wayne Co., Ohio. He became active in Sunday school there, also in Virginia where he lived four years. In 1913 he graduated as nurse from the Battle Creek Sanitarium. The same year he was united in marriage to Minnie Fraleigh, a city mission worker, and sailed for India in the fall. After laboring there four years, they returned to the homeland and settled in the Canadian Northwest. He farmed, and opened up Sunday schools in new places, also served as assistant pastor for his home congregation. But for the last eighteen months his health had been failing, until there was little hope for his recovery. He bore his sickness with patience and many received cheer and fresh courage through visits at his bedside. Heaven and heavenly things were real indeed to him, and the theme of his conversations. He had the songs and the text (Phil. 1:21) chosen for the funeral. Funeral services were held Sept. 28, in the home and at the Mennonite Brethren in Christ Church in Port Huron, conducted by Bro. S. H. Kreutsiger and Bro. E. Gill. Interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, near Goodells, Mich. Some glad morning we'll see him again.

Nice.-Anna L. (nee Leatherman), wife of John S. Nice, was born near Line Lexington, Pa., May 28, 1873; died at her late residence in Souderton, Pa., Sept. 29, 1924; aged 51 y. 4 m. 1 d. She united with the Mennonite Church in girlhood, being a strong defender of the Sunday school which was just opening in her home congregation at that time. For eleven years she taught public school and still retained friendships with her past pupils and classmates at Normal. June 28, 1903, she and Bro. Nice were married. To this union was born one daughter (Grace). Feb. 3, 1917, a sister's sewing circle was organized, composed of the Souderton and adjoining congregations of which sister Nice was elected president. She filled this position faithfully, until health disabled her, and in January, 1924, her resignation was reluctantly accepted. About February, 1922, her family noticed her left eye projecting outward, and as months passed it became more visible. She consulted passed it became more visible. She appeared before eye specialists of Philadelphia, and after X-ray pictures were taken was advised to operate. April 18, 1923, she prayerfully submitted to have the surgeons of Pennsylvania University Hospital take the case in charge. It was found to be sarcoma. Her suffering was great, but ever hopeful of recovery she bore it all patiently. June 7 she was again brought to her home where her family could give her every attention for sixteen weeks. With all her suffering she peacefully fell asleep, to be free of pain when again awakening. Beside her husband, daughter and step-daughter, there also survives a mother, three brothers and one sister. Funeral services were held Oct. 4, from her residence and Franconia Mennonite Church by Bros. Joseph Ruth and Abram Clemmer. Text. Jno. 16:33. Burial in adjoining cemetery. "Death has called away dear mother, In the lonely grave to lie; Yet her soul is sweetly resting In that home beyond the sky."

Brunk.-Samuel, eldest son of John and Annie Weaver Brunk, was born near Broadway, Va., Jan. 8, 1843; died in Elkhart, Ind. Sept. 29, 1924; aged 81 y. 8 m. 21 d. During the last year of his life his sufferings were often great from bodily sickness attendant upon old age and its infirmities, but all was born with Christian fortitude. He was married to Susanna Hartman, a granddaughter of Bishop Peter Burholder, Apr. 21, 1864. To this union were born five children, two of whom died in infancy. A son, John D., and Annie E. Brunk, survive. Laura E., wife of Dr. D. R. good, died in Virginia, in 1901. Dea. Elias Brunk, John W. Brunk, and an only sister, Elizzabeth Rhodes, also survive. Four brothers preceded him in death, (Jacob, Martin W., Frederick W., and C. H.)). Six grandchildren, the offspring of John D. Brunk, also survive. He became a member of the Mennonite Church when a young man, and remained a communicant until death. During the greater part of his life he was a regular worshipper at Weavers Church in Rockingham Co. Va. In this congregation he served for more than fifty years as the official chorister, and for many years was one of the three trustees and where he was also chairman of the Home Mission Committee for a time. Early in his married life he followed the trade of shoe-making in which occupation he is said to have made as many as four pairs of shoes a day. Later in life he followed the occupation of farming. He enjoyed the company of old and young, but was a man of few words. He had great faith in prayer, was faithful to his family, loyal to the Church, and true to God. Following a service held at the home in Elkhart, Ind., which was conducted by J. S. Hartzler from Rev. 3:5, the remains were brought to Virginia for burial beside his wife and other members of his family in the cemetery at Weavers Church, where services were held before a large assembly of relatives and friends of former days, by the ministers, J. S. Martin and L. J. Heatwole, Texts. Ex. 1:6, II Chron. 32:33, and Rev 3:5.

Transcribed by Nancy Regan, Washington


Gospel Herald - Vol. XVII, No. 30 - October 30, 1924 - pages 607

Schrock.-Esther, daughter of Samuel P. and Lizzie Schrock, was born in Reno Co., Kans., July 14, 1922; died of cholera infantum at the same place, Aug. 19, 1924; aged 2 y. 1 m. 5 d. She leaves to mourn her departure her parents, 1 brother, and 5 sisters. Funeral was held at the Yoder Mennonite Church, conducted by the home ministers, L. O. King and Harry A. Diener. She was laid to rest in the cemetery nearby. Hager."Frederich Hager was born in Bavaria, Germany, May 3, 1836; died Oct.14, 1924; aged 88 y. 5 m. 11 d. When 10 years old he came with his parents to this country. He was married to Sophia Kulp in June, 1866. To this union were born 9 children, of whom 3 died in infancy. The surviving ones are J. F., William H., I. Edward, Mrs. Frank G. Miller, Mrs. O. E. Swinehart, and Mrs. J. B. Huffman. Since the death of his wife, 10 years ago, he lived with his children and died at the home of Frank G. Miller, Elkhart, Ind. He was the oldest of six children and was the last one to depart this life. He was raised a Lutheran and confirmed in that communion when quite young, but later saw the need of conversion and baptism on confession of his faith. He united with the Mennonite Church about 44 years ago and has remained faithful unto death. His death was caused by uremic troubles and leakage of the heart. He was very patient during his sickness and expressed a willingness that the Lord's will should be done, and if it was that he should depart, he was ready. Aside from his children he leaves 17 grandchildren and 11 grandchildren, besides many who have learned to love him. Funeral services at the Prairie Street Mennonite Church, Elkhart, Ind., conducted by J. F. Funk, E. J. Berkey, and J. S. Hartzler.

Transcriber's Note: 17 grandchildren and 11 grandchildren is NOT a transcriber's error. Probably should read 11 GREAT grandchildren, but we typed it as written in GH.

Bauman.-Ada Bauman, daughter of Mrs. Silas Bauman, was born Dec. 6, 1896; died at her home near Floradale, Ont., Oct 4, 1924; aged 27 y. 9 m. 28 d. She leaves to mourn her loss, a mother, three sisters and seven brothers. She became sick June 29, 1924, and patiently endured her suffering until she quietly passed away. At the age of twelve she became a member of the Mennonite Church and served her Master till her death. The last four years she was engaged in teaching at her home school. Her heart was in her work. Though not very strong, she used her strength for the good of others. The funeral services were held Oct. 8, at the Woolwich Mennonite Church, near her home. The services were conducted by Brethren Abram Gingrich and Oliver D. Snider. The texts were Matt. 20:15, first clause and Psalm 48:13, 14. During the services her pupils sang the hymn, "Jesus, Lover of My Soul." Her remains were laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery. "The golden gates were opened wide. A gentle voice said, 'Come,' And angels from the other side Welcomed our loved one home."

Zimmerman.-Kate R. Bucher was born Jan 28, 1864, near Lititz, Pa.; died Oct. 7, 1924, at her late home near Camp Hill, Pa.; aged 60 y. 8 m. 9 d. She united with the Mennonite Church in 1887, and remained faithful to the end. She was united in marriage Nov 22, 1887, to Levi Zimmerman, who departed this life Feb. 15, 1916. This union was blessed with six children, who survive (Benjamin, Katie, Joseph, Susan, Fannie, and Levi). She also leaves six grandchildren, three brothers, two sisters, and a host of relatives and friends. She was of a lovable disposition, making friends wherever she went. She was failing in health since March, 1923, but was bedfast only eleven days. She was resigned and ready, often saying that the end cannot come too soon, but the Lord's will be done. She selected four nephews as her pall-bearers, also one hymn: "Thy Will Be Done." Those who knew her best, loved her most. She always had a smile for all who came to see her, and was interested in the comfort of others more than herself. Funeral services were held at her late home Oct. 11. Services at the house conducted by Bishop B. F. Zimmerman, and at the Slate Hill Church by Bro. C. B. Hess (I Cor. 15:12-58), Bro. J. W. Weaver (Test, John 14:1-3), and Bro. Samuel Hess (Text, John 14:26, 27). Interment in adjoining cemetery. Peace to her ashes.

Transcribed by Nancy Regan, Washington

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