Stutzman. - Dillon Dunner, son of Chris C. and Susie Stutzman, was born near Westport, S. Dak., July 8, 1914; died Feb. 23, 1925; aged 10 y. 7 m. 21 d. He leaves father, mother, one sister, one brother, and a large number of other relatives and friends. His death was caused by scarlet fever. Private services at the house by H. D. Clark. Interment in the Westport Cemetery.
Yoder. - Edith Laurine, daughter of Herman and Lydia Yoder, died in Johnson Co., Iowa, March 12, 1925; aged 1 y. 11 m. The cause of death was pneumonia. Her death is mourned by her parents, four sisters, one brother, and three grandparents. Funeral services were held March 14, from the East Union Church, conducted by Joe C. Brenneman, D. D. Miller and D. J. Fisher. Burial in the East Union Cemetery.
Ebersole. - David H., infant son of Ammon and Amanda Ebersole, died March 17, 1925; aged 2 m. 20 d. His ailment was pneumonia, which took away the little life. The Lord needed another bud in the glory world. Short services at the home by David Westenberger, and further services at Gingrich's Church near Annville, Pa., by Martin Reesor and David Westenberger. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
Bowers. - Sister Emaline Hershey, wife of Harry S. Bowers, peacefully fell asleep March 9, 1925; aged 68 y. 9 m. 24 d. She leaves husband, one daughter (Mrs. Elmer Gochnauer), one grandson, three brothers, two sisters, and many friends to morn her departure. She has been a member of the East Petersburg church. Services were held by Bros. Isaac Brubaker, Frank Kreider, and John Gochnauer. Text, Psa. 4:8; 116:15.
Eash. - Joseph D. Eash was born Jan. 23, 1841; died near Davidsville, Pa., March 12, 1925; aged 84 y. 1 m. 17 d. He was married to Elizabeth Thomas Feb. 22, 1865. To this union were born the following children: John, Mrs. Thomas H. Rannels, Mrs. George Thomas, Mrs. Hiram Blough - who survive him. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, 1 brother, and 2 sisters. He was a member of the Mennonite Church for 59 years. Funeral services were conducted at the Stahl Church on the 15th by L. A. Blough, S. G. Shetler, and W. C. Hershberger. Interment in cemetery near the church.
Schmidt. - Jacob Schmidt was born Aug. 31, 1835; died March 11, 1925, at his late home with his son, Peter, near Milbank, Perth Co., Ont.; aged 89 y. 6 m. 11 d. He was united in marriage with Barbara Boshart, who preceded him 14 years ago. To this union were born 13 children. He leaves 4 sons, 5 daughters, 42 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren, 1 brother, 2 sisters, and a host of friends and relatives. Funeral was held March 14, from his home to the Mornington Amish Mennonite Church. Services by Bro. John Gascho; text, Jno. 14:1-7, and Bro. Nicholas Nafziger; text, II Tim. 4:6-8. Interment in the cemetery nearby. P. B.
Swartz. - Willis Alden, son of Clyde and Anna Swartz, Phoenixville, Pa., died March 1, 1925; aged 6 m. 4 d. He leaves his bereaved parents, three brothers and three sisters (Winona, John, Vernon, Ernest, Karen, and Opal). His short life was one of smiles and a healthy, robust body - until a little less than three days before his death, when he developed double pneumonia. Funeral services at East Vincent Church, March 4, conducted by the brethren Henry Bechtel and Amos Kolb. Interment in adjoining cemetery. Text, Job 1:21, latter clause. "For when the morn came dim and sad, And chill with early showers, His quiet eye-lids closed - he had, Another morn than ours."
Zook. - Edward, infant son of Edward and Edith Zook, died March 12, at his parents' home in Kokomo, Ind.; aged 2 y. 4 m. 11 d. He was sick only three days. His suffering was very great, but we know that he has been called home to that beautiful city of gold. He leaves father, mother, two sisters (Velma and Barbara), one brother (Noah), grandparents, five aunts, six uncles, and eight cousins. Burial at the Crown Point Cemetery in Kokomo. Funeral services were conducted March 14, at the Rich's Chapel in Kokomo by J. S. Horner. Text, II Kings 4:26. "Sleep on, little Edward, Take thy rest; God called thee home, For He knew best."
Gehman. - Emma R. Gehman (nee Bergey), beloved wife of William G. Gehman, was born Jan. 26, 1879; died in Sacred heart Hospital, Allentown, Pa., March 19, 1925; aged 46 y. 1 m. 23 d. Cause of death, internal cancer. She left a sorrowful husband, and 7 sorrowful children (3 sons and 4 daughters), the youngest child being 4 years old. Sister Gehman is greatly missed in her home, in the Church, and in the community. We bear this testimony of her life - she had a living faith in a living Christ. The last passage of God's Word she wanted read, but a few hours before her death, was part of John, eleventh chapter, especially verses 25 and 26. Our loss is her gain. Funeral services over her remains held on March 24, at Bally (Pa.,) Mennonite Church, by Bishops Warren Bean, Noah Mack, Jonas Mininger, Abram Clemmer, A. O. Histand, and the home minister.
Clemmer. - Isaac M. Clemmer was born Sept. 13, 1858, near Harleysville, Pa.; died Feb. 25, 1925, after a lingering illness of cancer of the stomach. He is survived by his life companion, 1 son, and 4 daughters. In his early years he and his companion united with the Salford Mennonite Church, of which he was called to the office of deacon, which office he faithfully served the last 16 years. He is sadly missed in the home and Church but we know our loss is his eternal gain. Funeral services were conducted Feb. 28 by Brethren Abram Clemmer, Jonas Mininger, and Phineas Alderfer (Text, II Tim. 4:6-8), at the Salford Mennonite Church. Interment in the adjoining cemetery. "Our family ties are not complete, Since we behold his empty seat; May we prepare with him to meet, In heaven where there is joy complete."
Buzzard. - Levi Buzzard was born May 25, 1863, near Goshen, Ind.; died March 10, 1925, near Satanta, Kans. In 1880 he moved with his mother's family (then Mrs. Jacob Landis), to near Canton, Kans. April 6, 1887, he was married to Emma Buchanan, who passed away Dec. 23, 1924. After marriage they were converted and united with the United Brethren Church, where he held his membership at death. In 1907 they moved to near Satanta, where he lived until his wife's death. During the month of February he visited his mother and relatives at Canton, leaving for Satanta Feb. 24, expecting again to return to them in a few weeks. He fell asleep after one week's sickness of influenza, and was buried by the side of his wife in Dodge City, Kans. He leaves his aged mother, 1 half-sister, 2 half-brothers, 1 step-sister, and 2 step-brothers.
Rohrer. - Margaret Hershey, daughter of Bro. John S. and Sister Susanna E. Rohrer, was born June 2, 1883; died March 13, 1925, after an illness of three months; aged 41 y. 9 m. 11 d. At the age of twenty she accepted Christ as her Savior, united with the Mennonite Church and was a faithful member to the end. She is survived by her parents and the following brothers and sisters: J. Hershey, Esther (wife of Hiram Phenneger), John H., Susanna C., Enos H., Ruth A., and Henry E. Funeral services were held on March 16, at the home, Paradise, Pa., by Bro. Abram Martin, and at Hershey's Mennonite Church by Bros. John Senger and Abram Martin. Interment in adjoining cemetery. "Sister, thou art sweetly resting, Here thy toils and pains are o'er; Pain and sickness, death and sorrow, Never can disturb thee more."
Colosky. - Catherine Laughman was born in Canada, Dec. 9, 1855; died in Elkhart Co., Ind., March 10, 1925; aged 69 y. 3 m. 1 d. She came to Indiana in early life and was employed in a number of homes in Elkhart County. In 1886, she was married to John Colosky. To this union was born 1 daughter, Anna. She with her father are the only immediate survivors. There are a number of brothers and sisters whose residence is not known. She met her end in a very tragic manner. On the morning of March 10, the home was found to be on fire. After leaving the burning house, she again entered to attempt to remove some clothing. Either she was trapped in the stairways, or was overcome with smoke; but rescue was impossible. Funeral services were held at the Yellow Creek (Old Order) Mennonite Church, conducted by John W. Martin and J. W. Christophel. Burial in cemetery adjoining the church.
Kuepfer. - Jacob Kuepfer was born in Perth Co., Ont., 42 years ago; died March 12, 1925. Having sold his farm and purchased another, on his way home after completing arrangements, he was caught by a train at a crossing. The train was noiselessly proceeding down grade and struck the horse driven by Bro. Kuepfer with the result that he was thrown violently from his buggy against the crossing fence on the road side, his head striking a post. The horse was carried some forty-five yards on the pilot of the engine when it rolled off into the ditch. On arrival of the doctor he was ordered to be removed to his home where he died about five hours later. His skull and a number of ribs were fractured, his neck broken, and a large hole behind his left ear. He is survived by his wife, 8 children (under 16 years of age) and 2 brothers. Funeral was held March 16, 1925, at his home by the home ministers of the Old Order Amish Mennonite Church, of which he was a member. Interment in the Edgecombe Cemetery.
Aschliman. - Rachel Aschliman was born near Pettisville, Ohio, July 4, 1861; died at her home near Stryker, Ohio, March 12, 1925; aged 63 y. 8 m. 8 d. She was united in marriage with Henry Aschliman Dec. 11, 1890. To this union were born one son (who died in infancy) and 5 daughters. She leaves her sorrowing husband, 5 daughters, 7 grandchildren, 3 brothers, 1 sister, and a host of relatives and friends. Three weeks before her death she was taken down with paralysis, suffering much during this time, but took it all patiently, committing her all unto her Lord. Sister Aschliman accepted Christ as her Savior in her younger years and united with the Amish Mennonite Church, to which faith she held faithfully unto the end. Funeral services were held at the Lockport Church on March 16, conducted by Henry Rychener and S. D. Grieser. Text, I Pet. 1:3, 5. Interment in adjoining cemetery. "Of all the thoughts of God that are, Borne inward unto souls afar, Along the Psalmist's music deep, O tell me! if there any is, For gift or grace surpassing this: 'He giveth his beloved sleep'."
Thomas. - Mary Kauffman was born in Cambria Co., Pa.,
April 4, 1775. She was one of a family of eight children. Her
parents and three sisters preceded her in death. She came to Michigan
with her parents in 1884, living in Bowne a few months, then moving
to East Campbell, where she grew to womanhood. She was united
in marriage to Noah Thomas of Bowne, March 5, 1893. No children
blessed this union but an adopted daughter has been reared as
their own and given loving devotion and care since babyhood. They
Clarksville, Mich., about four years ago. She was a member of the Mennonite Church for several years but over a year ago she united with the Wesleyan Methodist Church of Clarksville. She suffered from ill health for many years. She passed away March 9, 1925; aged 49 y. 11 m. 5 d. She will be missed and mourned as a faithful, devoted wife, mother and grandmother and by many as a respected neighbor and friend. She is survived by her companion, her foster daughter (Mrs. Lulu Minard), three grandchildren, one brother (Jonas Kauffman), three sisters (Mrs. Sally Livingston, Mrs. Lizzie Harden, Mrs. Anna Thomas), and a large number of other relatives and friends. Funeral services conducted by Aldus Brackbill and G. E. Barker.
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Gospel Herald - Volume XVIII, Number 2 - April 9, 1925, pages 46, 47.
Betzner. - Barbara Rudy, beloved wife of Aaron Betzner, was born Jan. 19, 1870, in Waterloo Co., Ont.; died of a lingering illness at the Freeport Sanitarium on Sunday morning, March 15, 1925; aged 55 y. 1 m. 27 d. Sister Betzner was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for 35 years. During her illness she expressed peace in her soul and departed with a glorious hope for the future. Her departure is mourned by her sorrowing husband and one son (Allan), six sisters and three brothers. Funeral services were held at the First Mennonite Church of Kitchener, March 18, conducted by the brethren, C. F. Derstine and Oscar Burkholder.
Selzer. - Neva Arlene, infant daughter of Monroe and Lottie Selzer, near Canton, Kans., died Jan. 26, 1925; aged 9 d. Her stay on earth was short, yet long enough to become dear to her parents, and her passing away leaves a vacancy in the home that never can be filled. She leaves her deeply bereaved parents, one sister, one brother, two grandparents, and many uncles, aunts and cousins. Funeral services Jan. 28, conducted by Bros. D. A. Diener and Charles Diener. Text, Mark 10:13-16. Interment in the adjoining cemetery. "God needed one more angel child, Among His shining band, And so He stooped upon the earth, And clasped our darling's hand."
Graber. - Anna Marie, daughter of Joseph D. and Eastie Marie Graber, peacefully fell asleep in Jesus March 18, 1925; aged 9 days. She came to brighten the home for but a few short days, and then was transplanted into the realms of God's eternal home, where the sorrows of earth are unknown. She leaves father, mother, grandparents, with many uncles and aunts; also a host of near relatives and friends. Services at the home by J. S. Gerig from Job 1:21. "Jesus said, 'Forbid not the children, Permit them to come unto me; For of such is the kingdom of heaven;' So He took into His bosom our Anna Marie, And said, 'Come up higher, and live with Me.'"
Landis. - Lizzie B., wife of Elmer H. Landis, died March 11, 1925, at her home in Lancaster, Pa., of Bright's Disease and other complications after an extended illness; aged 42 years. She was born Dec. 7, 1882, the daughter of Mrs. Susan H. Groff and the late Elias R. Groff. She was a member of the Mennonite Church. She is survived by her husband and two sons (Sanford G. and Clayton G.), by her mother, and the following brothers and sisters; Christian B. Groff, Clayton B. Groff, Mrs. Henry Brubaker, Mrs. John N. Sollenberger, and Alice B. Groff. Services were held March 13, at East Petersburg, conducted by Jacob Hess and John H. Mosemann. Text, Psa. 39:4. "All is over, hands are folded, On a quiet, peaceful breast; All is over, pain is ended, Now dear Lizzie is at rest."
Heckler. - Kate Heckler (nee Bishop) widow of George Heckler, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Elmina Landis, Perkasie, Pa., Dec. 18, 1924; aged 73 y. 4 m. 3 d. Interment in Line Lexington Cemetery. Her husband and four children preceded her in death. The surviving children are: Mrs. Elvin Frantz, Mrs. William Kindig, Mrs. Gideon Moyer, Mrs. Elmina Landis, Harry, Russell, Wilson, and Ammon. She was a kind and loving mother, always looking after the welfare of her children, and highly esteemed in the neighborhood. She was a faithful member of the Line Lexington Mennonite Church. Services were conducted by Brethren Joseph Ruth, -- Obold, Arthur Ruth, and Aaron Freed. Text, Rev. 2:10, latter clause. "Jesus, guide our erring footsteps, As our weary steps we tread, That some day we'll meet our mother, In the palaces of God."
Woolner. - John S. Woolner was born near Kossuth, Ont., Aug. 23, 1855; died at the home of his son-in-law, Geo. A. Weber, near Kitchener, Ont., on March 20, 1925; aged 69 y. 6 m. 28 d. In 1878 he was married to Hannah Clemmer, who with three sons (Addison, Nelson, and Vernon) and three daughters (Mrs. Geo. A. Weber, Mrs. Levi Cressman, and Mrs. Herbert Burkhart), together with 26 grandchildren and three brothers (Jacob, Martin, and Solomon) are left to mourn his departure. Bro. Woolner united with the Mennonite Church in 1885, of which he remained a consistent member. During the last number of years his mental powers failed him, having been deprived of speaking for nearly three years. Funeral services were held on the 23rd at the First Mennonite Church, Kitchener, with the brethren, C. F. Derstine and Oscar Burkholder, in charge. Interment in the cemetery adjoining the church.
Bucher. - Benjamin B. Bucher died at his home in Brunnerville, Pa., March 13, 1925, after a ten days' illness of pneumonia; aged 60 years. He was the son of the late Jonas and Annie Bucher and was a farmer in his early life, after which he was engaged in numerous ventures. Besides his wife (who was Emma Burkholder) he is survived by one son (Elmer), one daughter (Mrs. Jacob Snyder), six grandchildren, and the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Susan Brubaker, Phares B., Levi B., Mrs. Samuel High, Mrs. John Buckwalter, Pre. John Bucher, Mrs. Amanda Erb, Mrs. Jacob Burkholder. Funeral services were held Monday from his late home, with further services in the Hammer Creek Church. Bros. Noah Landis, Jacob Hershey, and John S. Hess officiating. Text, Job 17:11. "Dear Grandpa, you have left us, No more your smiling face we'll see, 'Tis sad and lonesome here without you, And life is not the same to us, Since you were called away." The Grandchildren.
Bachman. - Samuel Bachman was born near Roanoke, Ill., Aug, 1862; died of heart trouble and complications, at his home, Jan. 10, 1925, at the age of 62 y. 4 m. 20 d. He was baptized and received into the Church in his youth and remained a faithful member until death. On March 6, 1890, he was united in marriage with Barbara Good of Hopedale, Ill., to which union were born two sons and two daughters. They established their early home near Cazenovia, Ill., where they have since resided. He is survived by his wife, his children, (Will R., Mrs. Ida M. Stringer, Martha J., and Roy J.) one granddaughter, two brothers, (John, and J. C.), one sister (Mrs. Chris Studer), father, mother, and two sisters having preceded him to the great beyond. Services at the house conducted by Bro. Jon Kennell, and at Harmony Church by Bro. Peter Garber and Bro. Joe Kennell. Interment in Harmony Cemetery. Father's chair is vacant, Father's voice is hushed; Father, thy toils are over, Peacefully sleep 'neath the dust.
Mickam. - Eliza Ann Chupp Mickam was born in DeKalb Co., Ind., March 27, 1853; died March 8, 1925; at Middlebury, Ind.; aged 71 y. 11 m. 9 d. On Oct. 3, 1870, she was united in marriage to Adam P. Mickam. To this union were born 12 children, 5 of whom preceded her to the spirit world. Those who remain are: Charles, Ada, Chance, John, Dora, Nora, and Josie; also 38 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, and 6 brothers and 3 sisters. Her death came very suddenly, although she suffered long, and bore it patiently. Her death was caused by heart failure. She fully realized the seriousness of her condition. She submissively resigned herself to the will of God. She united with the Mennonite Church 15 years ago and was a lover of spiritual things. She was always in her place in church and Sunday school, when health permitted. Funeral services were held at Middlebury, Ind., conducted by Silas Yoder and D. D. Miller. Burial in Brethren Cemetery east of Shipshewana. "O mother, dear, 'twas hard to part; It almost broke our aching heart, To part with one we loved so well; Our grief so great no tongue can tell."
Yoder. - Alice Calloway, wife of Dan. M. Yoder, was born near Ball Camp, Knox Co., Tenn., April 21, 1871; died March 22, 1925, at their home near Concord Tenn., after an illness of nearly 11 years; aged 53 y. 11 m. 1 d. She is survived by her heart-broken husband, 1 daughter, 3 sons, 1 grandson, 2 sisters, and 4 brothers. She was converted at the age of 16 and united with the Baptist Church. She lived a consistent Christian life, was a devoted wife, and a kind and loving mother. In these 11 years she was afflicted she did not talk. Her case was an unusual one and all efforts to restore her failed. She was confined to her bed for nearly 2 years, and was tenderly cared for by her husband and family. One week before she passed away she began talking, which brought great joy to the family. She told of events and gave dates of things that happened at different times during these 11 years, testified to having been well cared for, all of which proved that her mind was active and, as was always thought, she knew what was talked and took place about her. Funeral service on the 24th, in the Methodist Church in Concord, by Wm. Jennings, assisted by W. H. Holdway. Interment in the cemetery nearby. Anna G. Jennings.
Sommer. - Clair Irvin, son of Alvin J. and Susan Sommer, was born May 1, 1919, and fell asleep in Jesus March 18, 1925, at the early age of 5 y. 10 m. 17 d. His time on earth was short and spent mostly in the home, the Sunday school and the Church. His little red chair in the Primary Sunday school room will be vacant, and he will be missed on the front bench in the Church service. At home he will be missed everywhere. Treva, Vernon, Wilson, and Paul will miss him when they come home from school. Little sister Marie and baby Ruth will want him when they play; but he is gone. In the evening when the labors of the day are done, father, mother, and all are sheltered in their home and it is time to say good-night, Clair's voice and kisses will be missed. And in the morning he will not be found in his little bed, but we are comforted in the hope that he is safe in the arms of Jesus, free from all pain. He was of a quiet, timid disposition, full of play, loving, obedient, and a patient little sufferer in his brief and fatal illness. Father, mother, 3 brothers, 3 sisters, 2 grandmothers, 1 grandfather, and many relatives are mourning his departure but ready to say, "Thy will be done." Funeral services were conducted at the home and at the Orrville Mennonite Church. Text, Rev. 21:4. I. W. Royer, minister.
Lesher. - Bro. Daniel D., son of Samuel S. and -- (Detweiler) Lesher, was born in Franklin Co., Pa., near Scotland, on May 27, 1868; died March 17, 1925, at his home at 1309 Scotland Ave., Chambersburg, Pa. About 1890 he married Emma Kauffman. They both united with the Mennonite Church a few years later. To this union was born one daughter, Mary, now the wife of Bro. Samuel Barkdoll. Bro. Lesher was ordained to the office of deacon at the Chambersburg meeting house Feb. 25, 1909, which office he faithfully filled until his death. His beloved wife died Aug. 26, 1915. On March 20, 1917, he married Sister Ella Landis, widow of the late Bro. Amos Landis, who survives him, also his daughter and these Landis children: Rueben, John, Esther, and Mary. The Church has lost a faithful servant who was always ready to fill his calling when health permitted, although the last few years he was disabled at times, caused by a nervous breakdown. Funeral was held from his home March 20, with services at the home by J. S. Burkholder and at the Chambersburg M. H. by Brethren Daniel Kuhns and W. W. Hege. Text, Gen. 27:46, latter clause, selected by the deceased. A large concourse of neighbors and relatives assembled to pay the last tribute of love to one they had learned to respect. The mortal remains were laid to rest in the burying ground adjoining the M. H. May the body rest in peace until the coming of the Lord.
Yoder. - Samuel Yoder was born in Holmes Co., Ohio, May 3, 1835. With his parents, when yet a young boy, he came to Elkhart Co., Ind. He married Elizabeth Woods of Gardner, Ill., April 22, 1858. In 1865, they moved on a farm seven miles west of South Bend, Ind. At that place he was ordained to the ministry of the Gospel in the Mennonite Church by Bishop John M. Benneman of Ohio, Jan. 11, 1867, and had charge of a small congregation near his home. In the fall of 1885, they moved to Elkhart, Ind., where for a number of years he lived at 1309 Prairie St. (almost opposite the Church) and assisted Bro. John F. Funk with the pastoral oversight of the Prairie St. congregation. Following the death of his first wife in 1903, he married Susan K. Lehman of Cullom, Ill., Sept. 11, 1905, and continued his residence here until her death in 1921, when he went to make his home with his son, Elmer, near South Bend. He was the father of eight children, three of whom preceded him in death, Tabitha, died Jan., 1864; Alexander, Sept. 21, 1878; and Della, June, 1892. Those surviving him are, Elmer E., George, Mrs. Myra Baker, Mrs. Mary Feerrar, and Miss Anna Yoder, besides seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and a large number of relatives and friends. He died of infirmities of old age on March 12, 1925; aged 89 y. 10 m. 9 d. He was buried at Prairie St. Cemetery, Elkhart, on Sunday, March 15, 1925. The son's family, with whom he had his home, being quarantined for scarlatina at the time of his death, services were conducted only at the grave and memorial services were held at Elkhart on Sunday, March 29, by J. S. Hartzler, John F. Funk, and Jacob K. Bixler.
Hofstetter. - Katherine (Leichty) Hofstetter was born Oct. 8, 1843, in Canton Berne, Switzerland; died March 16, 1925, at the home of her son Otto, in Orrville, Ohio; aged 81 y. 5 m. 8 d. Her parents died during her early childhood in Switzerland. At the age of 9 years she came to America with her maiden aunt, Ragenia Zuercher, and lived in or near the community of Sonnenberg, Wayne Co., Ohio, the rest of her life. She was the only remaining member of a family of 13 children, who were orphans scattered far and wide. Mattie died in Algeria, Africa; Anna Klingabihl, in Russia; Fanny Bixler, at Wooster, Ohio; Marian Haueter, at Canton, Ohio; Lizzie Grashang, in Germany; John and Ulrich, in Switzerland; Christian and Abram, at Bluffton, Ohio; one of the half-sisters in Germany and two in Australia. On Dec. 11, 1863, she was united in marriage to David Hofstetter, who preceded her in death June 13, 1896, leaving her in widowhood over 27 years. To this union were born 3 daughters and 6 sons: Lydia (Mrs. Samuel Forrer), who died Dec. 27, 1904; William, who died at the age of nine years through an accident; Albert; Henry; Mary (Mrs. H. Kirkowsky); Caroline (Mrs. Jacob Lehman); David and William, of Orrville. In her youth she was received into the fellowship of the Sonnenberg Swiss Mennonite congregation and continued faithful in her devotions to Christ and the Church unto a happy end, expressing herself ready to meet her Lord. This short obituary tells the story of her life in a few words: an orphan, a mother, a widow, a Christian. There remain to mourn her departure 5 sons, 2 daughters, 29 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends. Services were conducted at the home by A. R. Keiser, and at the Sonnenberg Mennonite Church by C. N. Amstutz and I. W. Royer. Texts, Job 1:21; 16:22; I Cor. 3:21. Burial in the cemetery by the church.
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Gospel Herald - Volume XVIII, Number 3 - April 16, 1925 - pages 62, 63
Stoll - Frank Ray, son of John and Minnie Stoll was born in Rolette Co., N. D. on March 16, 1922; died of Bright's disease April 3 1925. Funeral services were held on April 4 at the Lake View Mennonite Church, by Eli G. Hochstetler. Text. Zech 8:5. Go to thy rest fair child! Go to thy dreamless bed. While yet so gentle undefiled, With blessings on thy head.
Mullet - Loyal Mullet was born in Sugar Creek, O., June 14 1924; died at the same place March 18 1925; aged 9 m. 4 d. He was a son of Harvey and Prudence Muller. His illness didn't last long. He died of bronchial pneumonia. He leaves parents, 1 brother, 1 sister, 1 brother preceded him in death. Service at Sugar Creek Union church by S. H. Miller and at the Walnut Creek A. M. Cemetery by Corson Mast. Transcriber's Note: Name is shown above as Mullet, but in article shows parents as Muller.
Bechler - Christian Bechler was born in Huron Co., Ont. Dec 9 1861; died at his home near Elkton, Mich., March 22 1925; aged 63 y. 3 m. 13 d. He was married to mary Gascho Apr. 3 1888. This union was blessed with 8 children. He leaves his wife, 7 children, 2 grandchildren, 3 brothers, and a host of sorrowing friends and neighbors. Funderal services were conducted March 25 by Brethren Christian Schrock of Canada, and Simon W. Sommer of Imlay City, Mich. Texts. Job 30:23; 1Pet. 1:3,4
Horst - Rebecca, daughter of Jacob and Mary Hege, wife of John S. Horst, died April 3 1925, at her home in Hagerstown, Md., after an illness of 4 years 6 m.; aged 76 y. 11 m. 23 d. She was born and reared in Franklin Co., Pa. She was a member of Reiff's Mennonite Church. She is survived by her husband, and one brother (Benjamin Hege). Services at the house conducted by Bro. Geo. Keener and at Reiff's Mennonite Church by Bro. D. R. Lesher, and Bro. C. R. Strite. Interment in cemetery adjoining. Text. Psalm 30:5 latter clause. Death has called away dear Auntie, In the lonely grave to lie; Yet her soul is sweetly resting In that home beyond the sky. J. H. R.
Miller - Mary Shrock Miller. (Nee Hostettler , was born
Dec 27, 1835 in Holmes Co., Ohio; died March 25, 1925, at Vistula,
Ind., aged 89 y. 3 m. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite
Church since her youth, faithful to the end. She was united in
marriage to Bro. Benjamin Schrock on Mar. 6 1852. To this union
where born ten children. Her husband and six children preceded
her to the spirit worlds. She leaves two sons, two daughters,
53 grandchildren, 90 great-grand-children, 12
two brothers, and two sisters. She was married to Abslom Miller
Jan. 15 1888. He died March. 16, 1899. Funeral services at the
Mennonite Church of Howard and Miama Co., Ind., March 30, conducted
by J. S. Horner. Text. 11 Tim. 4:6 burial in cemetery nearby.
Transcriber's note: Shrock/ Schrock spelled two ways in this obituary.
King - John J., son of John P. King and wife, was born in Champaign Co., Ohio, May 1, 1854; died at Tiffin, Ohio, March 23 1925, aged 70 y. 10 m. 23 d. He was married to Matilda J. Yoder, Jan 26, 1876. Seven children were born to this union, one dying in infancy. In 1918 they lost their two eldest daughters (Mrs. Carrie Baer, and Mrs. C. E. Wheeler.) At the age of 18 years, he, with his wife and fourteen others joined the Mennonite Church. About twenty years were spent in the West where they attended the Methodist Church. Funeral services were held at the house in Tiffin, O. in charge of _____ Shirks, after which the remains were brought to West Liberty, and final services were held at the South Union Church. Wednesday afternoon, in charge of S. E. Allgyer. Burial was made in South Union Cemetery.
White - Glenora Hattie White was born Feb 26, 1873; at Iona, Mich., died at her home near Aurora, Oreg. March 25, 1925, aged 52 y. 27 d. She was the eldest of a family of nine children. She came to Oregon with her parents (Mrs. And Mrs. T. P. Soules) in 1879. She was united in marriage to W. L. White, Oct. 22, 1890. To this union were born seven children. Sister White accepted Christ about 10 years ago and with her husband united with the Mennonite Church, to which she was faithful until death. She leaves a faithful husband, seven children, six brothers, one sister and a host of relatives and friends. Death was caused by a cancer, from which she suffered very much, but her expression was always, "The Lord's will be done". Funeral services at the home and at the Hopewell Church with interment in adjoining cemetery. The services were in charge of the home minister, Brethren William Bond, X. L. Hershberger, and H. A. Wolfer.
Frey - Elizabeth Keller, widow of the late Benj. L. Frey, died at the home of her son-in-law, Harry J. Dabler, at Wheatland Mills near Strasburg, Pa., March 2, 1925; aged 69 y. 5 m. 16 d. She was only sick one week with pneumonia. She leaves one daughter (Mrs. Harry Dabler), one son (Harry K.), six grandchildren. Two brothers and a sister also survive her. Husband preceded her in death 21 years ago. That is how long dear mother made her home with her only daughter. It's so lonely since Mother is gone. Her place is vacant everywhere. She was a member of the Mennonite Church for a number of years. The services were in charge of Bro. Aaron Harnish and Bro. Christian Brubaker at the New Danville Mennonite Church March 5. Interment in the adjoining cemetery. Sweetly sleeps dear mother, With loved ones gone before; May we all prepare to meet her On yonder peaceful shore. -- By a lonely daughter
Stutzman - Yost Stutzman was born in Cambria Co., Pa. March 15, 1847; died March 29, 1925; aged 78 y. 14 d. On Feb. 1, 1874, he was united in marriage to Anna Petersheim. To this union 8 children were born. One son died in infancy, the 5 daughters (Mrs. D. B. Hostetler, Mrs. Milton Schlabaugh, Mrs. Wm. Plank, Mrs. J. G. Yoder, Mrs. C. I. Yoder), 2 sons (John and Alvin), and an adopted son (Lee) are left to morn their loss besides 17 grandchildren. One brother (John J.) and 2 sisters (Mrs. David S. Yoder and Mrs. Amanias Yoder), also survive, with a host of near relatives and friends. Bro. Stutzman united with the Amish Mennonite Church, later transferring his membership to the East Union congregation, where he was a member until called by death. Funeral services were held from the East Union Church, March 31. Interment in the East Union Cemetery. Services were conducted by Bro. Joe C. Brennerman and D. J. Fisher. Text. John 5:28.
Lehman - Sister Anna Lehman (Nee Tschantz) was born in Wayne Co., O., Feb 28, 1845; died March 27, 1925 of infirmities of old age at the home of her daughter Mrs. Lewis Burkholder, near Apple Creek, O., where she lived ever since she was married; aged 85 y. 1 m. 9 d. In 1801, she was married to John Lehman, who died Feb 12, 1906. To this union 10 children were born; Simeon, William, Daniel, John, and Noah; Fanny, wife of Bro. Jacob S. Moser; Caroline, wife of Bro. C. N. Amstutz; Elizabeth, Mrs. John Geiger; Anna, Mrs. Lewis Burkholder; and Sarah, Mrs. Aaron Amstutz (who died eleven years ago). All of her children and grand-children live in Wayne Co. with the exception of one son who lives in Washington. She also leaves 49 grandchildren, and 61 great-grandchildren. One daughter, 17 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren preceded her. She was a kind Christian and hard-working grandmother, but during the last few years her strength began to fail and she became quite feeble. In her youth she joined the Swiss Mennonite Church and remained a faithful member until death. Funeral services were held March 30, by C. Z. Yoder in German and J. S. Gerig in English. Text. Luke 2:36-38
Lehman - Peter Y. Lehman was born in Mahoning Co., Ohio, Oct 2 1836; died March 31, 1925; aged 88 y. 5 m. 29d. He came to Elkhart Co., Ind. At the age of twenty-one years. He was united in marriage with Lydia Ann Good on Nov 23, 1863. She preceded him in death five years ago. This union was blessed with seventeen children, of whom thirteen are still living, twelve of whom were present at the funeral. He leaves also fifty-eight grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. Brother and Sister Lehman both united with the Mennonite Church in 1863. Brother Lehman was ordained to the ministry many years ago, and later also to the bishop's office, and rendered good service. But his work was beset with many trials and difficulties, and now that he has gone to his reward, we trust he has found and obtained the reward of the righteous in those heavenly mansions which Jesus has prepared for all His true followers, where there is joy and fullness of joy for everymore. Peace to his ashes. He was buried at the Yellow Creek Mennonite Cemetery on April 4, 1925. Funeral services were conducted by J. S. Hartzler and John F. Funk. His funeral was largely attended.
Kreider - Lillie (Hess) Kreider was born Dec. 12, 1892; died at her home near Smithville, Lane Co., Mar. 21, 1925; aged 32 y. 3 m. 9 d. She was married to Howard B. Kreider July 18, 1918, who with the following children survive; Elvin, Anna Mary, Howard Jr., and Minnie E. (an infant son preceding her in death) also her father, step-mother, 3 sisters and 4 brothers. Her mother and 1 sister preceded her in death. She was a member of the Mennonite Church. Her death was a shock to the family circle as well as the community where she lived. She will be missed much in the home where she would have been much needed yet to our way of thinking, but God saw best and we do not want to question His ways. We were made to think of Job when he said He cometh forth like a flower and is cut down. This young mother got up in the morning, went about her daily tasks as usual, seemingly in good health. Before noon, took seriously ill and passed away about 5:30; on the same day. Funeral services were held at the Byerland Mennonite Church by Bro. Aaron B. Harmish and Bro. Jacob H. Thomas. Texts. Jas. 4:14, 15; 1 Chron. 29:15 latter clause. Interment in the adjoining cemetery. Friends may think we have forgotten When at times they see us smile But they little know the heart-ache That the smile hides all the while.
Kolb - Abram B. eldest son of Jacob Z. and Maria (Bowman)
Kolb, was born near Kitchener, Ont., Nov 10, 1862; died at Logansport,
Ind., March 15, 1925; aged 62 y. 4m. 5.
He spent his boyhood days on the farm, receiving his early education at Natchez school. After completing his studies at the Berlin (now Kitchener) High School, as teacher, he attended Normal School at Toronto, passing the examination there with honourable mention. He then went to Kent Co., Mich., to visit relatives and while there was engaged as public school teacher for nearly six months. As it happens, among his pupils there were the "Wright brothers:, now of aeroplane fame. After this he returned to Ontario and was engaged for the Schantz Station School, several miles East of Breslau, where he taught for three successive years.
It was while following the profession of teacher that, at the age of nineteen, he united with the Mennonite Church, with which he was identified all his life, first at Kitchener and later at Elkhart, Ind.
One evening his father, who was a deacon in the Mennonite Church and took great interest in all the Church news as found in the Herald of Truth, while the family was seated around the table having read a notice in the Herald that an assistant was wanted on the editorial staff, lifted his eyes from the paper and said, "Abram, here is something for you". All the rest became curious to know what father had read that should be of particular interest to Abram, so he read aloud the advertisement which was signed by J. F. Funk. After exchanging a few words, Abram set to work to answer the advertisement with the results that the evening of Jan 3, 1886 found him in Elkhart, in response to the invitation to come and assume the duties of assistant editor of the Herald of Truth, which office, in company with the late J. S. Coffman, he filled so ably that on Feb. 1, 1897, he became editor-in-chief, continuing as such until, broken in health because of over-work, he tendered his resignation Feb 25, 1904, when he was succeeded by D. H. Bender.
Following the death of the late Joseph Summers, he also became editor of the Words of Cheer, a splendid children's paper which was launched by the late Dr. H. A. Mumaw in April, 1876, who in later years turned it over to the Mennonite Publishing Company, and is still being published, the present editor being J. A. Ressler.
In addition to the editorial work mentioned, he did a great deal of translating books and manuscripts, treating doctrinal and historical phases of the Mennonite Church, from both the German and Dutch (Holland) languages into the English. For a number of years he was also the editor of "Herold der Wahrheit," the German issue of the Herald of Truth.
Being deeply interested in Sunday school work, it was not long after he came to Elkhart that he was elected superintendent of the Mennonite Sunday school, which position he filled for many years. He was likewise an ardent worker in the young people's meetings, and in practically every phase of religious activity by and through which the young people might be interested in the best things of life.
He was one of the original promoters of the Sunday School Conference, hence took an active part when the first Mennonite S. S. Conference was held in the Clinton (frame) Church, near Goshen, Ind., in 1892. In the following year, he in the company with this brother Aaron C., went to Bluffton, Ohio, on bicycles, to arrange for a S. S. Conference at the Zion Church there, as it was found at the first conference that the number attending these occasions required the formation of state conventions. This work has been growing ever since.
Following the death of the late Herman Yoder, he was elected President of the Mennonite Evangelizing and Benevolent Board, which later on was amalgamated with the Mennonite Board of Charitable Homes and Missions, a similar organization in Ohio, which amalgamation is now know as the Mennonite Board of Missions and Charities. This position he filled for a number of years.
From his boyhood up he was always deeply interested in sacred music. Of his own initiative he developed his musical talents until he secured the degree of Doctor of Music. He took a keen interest in developing the latent musical gifts in young people and taught singing many years. He conducted various choruses and when the Elkhart Institute (now Goshen College) was started, he was musical instructor until a successor could be found. He also composed a number of sacred anthems and hymns, several of the latter of which are to be found in the Mennonite Church Hymnal.
On May 28, 1888, he was elected a member of the Board of Directors, in the Mennonite Publishing Company. May 28, 1901, he was elected Vice President of the Company which office he filled until March 22, 1924.
On Jan 3, 1893, he was married to Phoebe, second daughter of John F. Funk. She predeceased him on March 12, 1918. This proved a very severe blow from which it appears he was never able to fully recover, grieving greatly, and sometimes spending whole nights by the grave of his departed companion. To this union where born four children, all of whom survive; namely, Helen L., John F., J. Clemens, and Constance B. He is also survived by one sister and three brothers (Leah, wife of Moses B. Betzner, Elias B., Aaron C., and Titus L.) and by his aged father-in-law, John F. Funk, now nearing his 90th birthday.
It was in June, 1923, that he suffered from what appeared a light stroke but it was thought recovery would be merely a matter of time. However, it appears the malady was more deeply rooted than at first supposed, as there was a gradual decline so that little by little his mental faculties failed to respond as readily as customary. In February, 1925, he was taken to the Sanitarium at Logansport, Ind. He was very cheerful, and it was hoped that under the very best of care that could be rendered, he might still be able to combat the malady against which he had waged a losing struggle so long, but on March 15, 1925, he passed peacefully away.
Funeral services were held at the Prairie Street Mennonite Church, Elkhart, Ind., on Thursday, March 19, , conducted by the pastor, J. S. Hartzler, assisted by J. K. Bixler and George Lambert. Text. Job 14:14 and John 5:24-29.
That a man who proved himself so useful in so many spheres, and never spared himself that he might serve others, should be greatly missed, can be well understood. However, his work on earth is done, and, as he so often expressed himself, so we humbly bow to the decree of the Almighty, and reverently say, "Thy will be done,". A. C. Kolb
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Lehman - Annie Lehman was born Sept. 27, 1836; died April 7, 1925; aged 88 y. 6 m. 10 d. She leaves 2 daughters (Mrs. Christian Houser, with whom she resided, and Mrs. Christian Lehman), and a number of grandchildren. She was a member of the Stauffers Mennonite Church for many years. Funeral services were conducted at her late home and Stauffers Church April 10 by Bishops Jno. Ebersole and Noah W. Risser. Burial in cemetery adjoining church. Text. Phil. 1:21.
Krom - Adolph Krom was born July 26, 1907; died at the home of Bro. B. A. Gerber in Harper, Kans., on Dec 5, 1924 of Bright's disease. He leaves 1 sister and 2 brothers. His father, mother and 1 brother preceded him in death. He had a good home with Bro. Gerber's for a number of years. He accepted Christ at the age of twelve years. Funeral services were conducted at the Pleasant Valley Church, near Harper Kans., on Dec 7, 1924, by Bro. J. J. Zimmerman and laid to rest in the cemetery nearby.
Graybill - Lizzie S. Graybill was born in Lancaster
Co., Pa. Near East Petersburg, Oct 30, 1851; died at her home
on Feb. 14, 1925; aged 73 y. She united with the Mennonite Church
several years ago, and remained faithful till the end. She leaves
one brother (John) and eleven niece and nephews. One brother and
one sister preceded her to the spirit world. She was of a kind
and cheerful disposition to all who knew her. All is over, hands
are folded; On a quiet, peaceful breast; All is over, pain is
ended, Now our dear aunt is at rest.
Weaver - Elizabeth May, daughter of W. Banks and Anna Weaver, Thompsontown, Pa., died April 5, 1925; aged 2 y. 3 m. 26 d. She had been failing in health for several months. Various means had been employed and different doctors consulted but on above named date, the dear little jewel peacefully fell asleep on her mother's lap. She has lived only a few short years, but her short stay was not in vain. By reason of her departure the parents can more really think of the home beyond. Funeral services were conducted by Menno and Ammon Brubaker. Text. Mark 10:14.
Sipe - William Henry Sipe was born near Johnstown, Pa., July 25, 1883; died Feb 18, 1925; aged 41 y. 6 m. 24 d. His wife (Emma Lape) and four children survive him. One little son preceded him to the spirit world. He is also survived by father and mother and a number of other relatives. Shortly before his death he was baptized and received into the united Brethren Church. Funeral services were conducted in the home and at the Weaver Church by S. G. Shetler, assisted by Pastor Howard of the Missionary Church. The body was interred in the Weaver Cemetery.
Eshback - Sister Emma H., wife of Bro. Henry F. Eshbach, died at her home in Millersville, Pa., March 22, 1925, after an illness of four months. She was 69 years of age and was a member of the Mennonite Church for many years. Besides her husband, she is survived by a brother (David F. Harnish), three nieces, and one nephew. Private funeral services at the home March 26, and at the Millersville Mennonite Church, which were largely attended. Services were conducted by Bro. Jacob Hess at the home and by Bros. D. N. Gish and D. N. Lehman at the church. Text. 1 Pet. 1: 3,4.
Snyder - Annie B. (Hershey), wife of Bro. Phares W. Snyder, died at her home in Manheim, Lancester Co., Pa. April 6, 1925; aged 54 y. 9 m. 11 d. She was a member of the Mennonite Church. She is survived by her husband and son (Ivan), and the following brothers and sisters; Lizzie, Menno, Henry, and Mary. Services on April 9 were conducted by John Gochnauer at the home, and by Frank Kreider and Isaac Brubaker at East Petersburg Church. Text. Luke 10:38-42. Interment in adjoining cemetery. O Mother, dear, twas hard to part; It almost broke our aching heart To part with one we loved so well Our grief so great no tongue can tell. The Family.
Mason - Melvin Dwight; youngest child of James and Fanny Mason, passed away at the home of his parents near Grass Lake, Mich. April 6, 1925; aged 1 y. 7 mo. 13 d. He leaves father, mother, three brothers, three sisters, two grandmothers, one grandfather and many other relatives and friends. Little Melvin was a bright, healthy child until only about six days before his death, when he took sick with bronchial pneumonia. He suffered much the last few days. Funeral services were held at the home by the U. B. minister. Burial was made in the Waterloo Cemetery. Heaven retaineth now our treasure, Earth the lonely casket keeps; And the sunbeams love to linger Where our darling Melvin sleeps.
Kuhns. - Leonard Kuhns was born in Holmes Co., Ohio; died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Glassburn, near Freeport, Kans., on Nov. 30, 1924. Had he lived till Jan. 8, 1925, he would have been 90 years old. He was married to Barbara Slabauch on April 12, 1863. to this union were born 11 children. His wife and 7 children preceded him in death. He leaves 3 daughters (Mrs. Mary Dorhing, Mrs. Lizzie Fendley, and Mrs. Emma Glassburn), one son (Albert Kuhns), 28 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, and 1 brother. He united with the Amish Mennonite Church in Homes Co., Ohio. His desire was for Jesus to come and take him home. Funeral services were conducted by Bro. R. M. Weaver at the Pleasant Valley Mennonite Church near Harper, Kans. Interment in the P. V. Cemetery.
Snyder. - Anna, daughter of Seth and Mary Bauman, was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., April 11 1890; died at her home east of McBrides, Mich., March 15, 1925; aged 34 y. 11 m. 4 d. She was married to Allen Snyder in 1916, who with four children (Violet, Royal, Clare, and baby Anna Marie) mourn the loss of a faithful wife and loving mother. She also leaves her mother, one brother (Menno Bauman) and four sisters (Mrs. Serenus Martin, Mrs. Allen Knorr, Mrs. Menno Horst, and Mrs. Simon Martin), besides many friends who sadly miss her. Sister Anna had a living faith in a living Savior and was ready when she was called to go. Funeral at the Zion Mennonite Church March 18, where the deceased was a faithful member at the time of her death. Services were conducted by Peter Ropp of Imlay City, Mich., assisted by Royal Buskirk, Vestaburg.
Tyson. - John H. Tyson was born in Wood Co., Ohio, Dec. 7, 1850; died at Middlebury, Ind., March 31, 1925; aged 74 y. 3 m. 24 d. In 1881 he was united in marriage to Dora Cupp. To this union were born ten children, namely; Reuben, Mrs. Lon Overholser, Mrs. J. W. Mecum, Mrs. Arthur Miller, Mrs. Clyde Kauffman, Mrs. Ezra Brubacher, and Verda. Three preceded him to the spirit world. Fifteen grandchildren, two brothers, and one sister, remain to mourn his departure. He united with the Mennonite Church in his young years, remaining true to the faith till death. Although his sickness was long (nearly three years), he bore it patiently, and complained but little. Often his feeble lips would say, "I'm homesick for heaven." O, how he longed to go! Now in death his hands are folded. His patience in Christ is rewarded at last. Funeral services were held at Middlebury, Ind., conducted by Silas Yoder and Martin Ramer. Burial in the Yellow Creek Cemetery was of Goshen.
Alwine. - Jacob Alwine was born near Johnstown, Pa., July 25, 1854; died at his home, March 4. 1925; aged 70 y. 7 m. 9 d. He was married to Gertrude Kauffman, Jan 2, 1876, and she died Feb. 25, 1909. To this union where born the following children, all of whom survive; Simon, married to Katie Johns; Polly, wife of Simon Bowman; Emma C., wife of Harry Berkey; Minnie and Elda at home. Shortly after his marriage he and his companion united wiht the Mennonite Church, and both remained faithful until the end. After his wife's death, the daughters at home faithfully kept house for their father. About five years ago, he had a very severe spell of sickness and had looked for the end. God spared him, and he was again able to be about and attended church quite regularly, until the last illness, which was of short duration. Funeral services were conducted in the home by E. J. Blough and at the Kaufman Church by S. G. Shetler, Jas. Saylor, and E. J. Blough. The remains were laid to rest in the Stahl Cemetery.
Yoder. - Christian D. Yoder was born in Somerset Co., Pa., May 15, 1848; died at his home in Kalona, Iowa, March 25, 1925; aged 76 y. 10 m. 10 d. He moved to Iowa with his parents when four years old. Dec. 25, 1873. he was married to Barbara Hershberger, who died July 10, 1915. They had three foster-children (Mrs. A. F. Troyer, Eli S. Yoder, and Mrs. J. J. Gingerich). He also leaves a brother (Jacob D.) and three sisters (Mrs. Jacob Gunden, Mrs. John B. Miller, and M. J. P. Brenneman). He united with the Amish Mennonite Church in 1869 and remained faithful to the end. He was successful as a farmer and always had a deep conviction as to right and wrong. He always enjoyed to mingle with other people and probably had more acquaintances than any one else in the community. Although his hearing was greatly impaired the last years of his life, he still like to travel. In him the community feels a great loss. Funeral services at Lower Deer Creek near Kaloma, conducted by A. C. Swartzendruber and G. A. Yoder in German and D. D. Miller in English. Text. 1 Cor. 15:21,22
Garber. - Isaac H., son of David Garber, was born in Elkhart Co., Ind., Oct 10, 1857; died in Goshen, Ind., April 10, 1925; aged 67 y. 6 m. He was united in marriage to Lovina Susanna Kindy of Selkirk, Ont., on Nov. 25, 1877, who died at Elkhard, Ind., July 25, 1921. To this union were born 8 children, one of whom died in infancy. Those surviving are, four sons (David N., Omer S., Mark L., and Leander C.), and three daughters (Mrs. Mary M. Reinbold, Mrs. Anna L. Krahwinkel, and Mrs. Pearl Shingledecker). He also leaves two brothers (Leonard H. and Christian J. Garber), and a sister, (Mrs. Charlotte Cotterman); also 19 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The family lived at various places in Michigan, near Fulton, Kalamazoo, Mancleona, and in Emmett and Oscoda Counties. For a number of years they lived in Elkhart. The deeased had moved to Goshen only five weeks. He united with the Mennonite Church in early life and retained his membership with that body until death. Funeral services were held at Elkhart on Sunday afteroon, April 12, by John F. Funk and Jacob K. Bixler. Burial in the Prairie Street Cemetery.
Stutzman. - Isabelle Mandelia Stutzman, daughter of
Stephen and Elizabeth Miller, was born in Elkhart Co., Ind., Nov
12, 1876; died Apr. 2, 1925; aged 48 y. 4 m. 20 d. She had been
in poor health for about 12 years, but two days before her death
she suffered a paralytic stroke. Her entire life was spent on
the farm where she was born. She was baptized as a member of the
Clinton Frame Mennonite Church in 1891 and remained a faithful
member till Jesus called her home. On Oct. 24, 1897, she was united
in marriage to Amasa E. Stutzman. To this union were born two
sons and three daughters. Surviving are her husband; one sister,
(Mrs. B. F. Schrock) , a foster brother, (John C. Miller) and
the five children, (Era, Mrs. Ethel Long, Vernon, Marybelle, and
Kathryn). We miss thee from our home, dear mother, We miss three
from thy place, A showed o'er our life is cast, We miss the sunshine
of thy face".
Funeral services were held at the Clinton Frame Church with the brethren, D. J. Johns and Silas Yoder, in charge. On account of the large attendance of neighbors and relatives who assembled to pay the last tribute of love to one they had learned to respect, an over-flow service was held in the basement of the church. Burial in the Miller Cemetery.
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Blough. - Catharine, wife of Jacob D. Blough, Davidsville, Pa., died March 24, 1925; aged 76 years. Funderal services at the Davidsville Lutheran Church, of which she had been a faithful member for many years. Services were conducted by _____________ Gortner, assisted by L. A. Blough. She was buried at the Blough Mennonite Cemetery. She is survived by her husband, 7 sons, 1 daughter, and many other relatives and friends.
Schoenly. - Elizabeth E. Schoenley (nee Bechtel) was born Aug 21, 1850; died April 14, 1925; aged 74 y. 7 m. 23 d. Her husband preceded her in death 31 years ago - also two children. She leaves 1 son ( Harvey), 4 daughters, and one grandchild. Sister Schoenly was of a kindly disposition and though stooped with age was usually present in the house of worship. Her selected text, Luke 12:40, was appropriate and we hope she was ready, as death came suddenly from a stroke. Funeral services on the 18th, conducted at the home by Pastor Weber of the Lutheran Church and at Fairview Chapel, Boyertown, by Bishop Noah Mack and home minister.
Brenneman. - Elizabeth Brenneman was born May 7, 1843. The greater part of her life was spent in Little Pittsburg, Manor Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa. She died at the home of her niece, Mrs. Eli Lockard at Columbia, Pa., April 14, 1925; aged 81 y. 11 m. 23 d. She is survived by a brother (John Brenneman) and one sister (Susan Brenneman). She was a member of the Mennonite Church for a number of years. Services were in charge of Bros. J. C. Habecker and Jacob Thomas at the Byerland Mennonite Church. April 17. Text. Heb. 11:16. Interment in the adjoining cemetery. Sister, thou art sweetly resting, Here thy toils and pains are o'er; Pain and sickness, death and sorrow, Never can disturb thee more.
Huber. - Abram A., son of Isaac and Susannah (Hess) Huber, was born near Littz, Pa., Dec. 21, 1841; died April 5, 1925; aged 83 y. 3 m. 15 d. His occupation was farming. He retired twenty years ago. Two years ago he and his wife moved to Lititz, being the very date that he passed to his reward. He spent much time in reading his Bible and in mediation upon heavenly things. He was much concerned about the salvation of the lost. He leaves his widow, one daughter (Mary, wife of Henry H. Bomberger), one son (Abram S.), one sister (Susan), and one brother (S. B. Huber). Services were conducted by Bros. N. L. Landis and S. B. Landis. Burial in Hess Cemetery. Some sweet day, when life is o'er, We shall meet again. Lydia Huber. Transcriber's Note: Lititz was spelled Littz in the first sentence.
Miller. - John C. Miller was born Sept. 25, 1845, in Holmes Co., Ohio; died April 9, 1925 at Haven, Kans; aged 79 y. 6 m. 14 d. He was united in marriage to Fanny Hochstetler, of Elkhart, Ind., who preceded him in death nearly 16 months. To this union were born 14 sons and 5 daughters. He leaves 11 sons, 4 daughters, 78 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren, 3 brothers and 2 sisters. The first four years of their married life were spent in LaGrange Co., Ind. In 1870 he moved to Kalona, Iowa, where he spent 31 years; then in 1901 he moved to Reno Co., Kans, where he spent the remaining days of his life. In his early days, he united with the Amish Mennonite Church, in which faith he lived and died. Funeral was held at the home of Harvey C. Miller, conducted by J. Petersheim, Aaron A. Yoder, and Moses Troyer. Laid to rest in the Amish Yoder Cemetery.
Shearer. - Sister Katie Habecker, wife of Reuben M. Shearer, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., May 31, 1872; died in her home, near Salunga, Pa., April 10, 1925; aged 52 y. 10 m. 10 d. She leaves her husband and four daughters (Ruth, wife of J. Earl Witmer; Susan, wife of John Landis; Mary and Kathryn at home), her mother, two sisters, a brother, and a large circle of relatives and friends. She was a kind and loving mother, and will be sadly missed in her home and church, of which she was a faithful member until the end. Since Dec. 22, 1924, she was suffering from the effects of a paralytic stroke, and four days before her death suffered from another, from which she was unable to speak until the end. Funeral services were held April 14, from the home by Bro. Seth Ebersole and from the Mennonite Church at Landisville by Bros. Isaac Brubaker and Hiram Kauffman. She was laid to rest in the Salunga Cemetery. Text, Phil. 1:21. Jesus, guide our erring footsteps, As our weary steps we tread, That some day we'll meet our mother In the palaces of God. By the family.
Landis. - Henry R. Landis was born in Montgomery Co., Pa., Nov 26, 1858; died at his home April 11, 1925; aged 66 y. 4 m. 15 d. In 1883 he was married to Hannah Metz who with five sons (Allen, Elias, Henry, Dayton, and Titus) and three daughters (Mrs. Milton Halterman, Mrs. Ulysses Moyer, and Mrs. John Mack), together with 18 grandchildren and two brothers and two sisters, are left to mourn his departure. One daughter preceded him to the glory world. In his early years he with his wife united with the Mennonite Church at Towanmencin, Pa., of which he was a faithful member. In 1904 he was elected deacon, which office he faithfully served until death, as he was a sufferer from Bright's disease. He was unable to attend church for the last year. Funeral was held at his home and at Towanmencin Mennonite Church April 16. Service was conducted by Brethren I. C. Kulp, C. Warren Moyer, Jonas Mininger, and Abram Histand. Texts. Phil. 1:21 and Psa. 34:17. Dear father, you have left us, No more your smiling face we'll see; Tis said and lonesome here without you. And life is not the same to us Since you were called away. The family.
Ebersole. - Clara E. Ebersole was born June 8, 1871, in Cumberland Co., Pa.; died of pneumonia at her late home in Lancaster Co., Pa., April 3, 1925; aged 53 y. 9 m. 25 d. When nine months of age, her mother passed into eternity. She was at the home of her uncle for some time. Several years later her father was married the second time, after which she lived with them in Lancaster Co. She was united in marriage to Amos R. Ebersole Dec 3, 1891. To this union were born 8 children, two of whom preceded her to the spirit world. She united with the Mennonite Church in her youth and was faithful to God until He called her home. She is survived by her husband, stepmother, half-brother, and the following children: Amos W.; Jonas W.; Nora, wife of Walter Zeager; Levi, Walter and Mary; also four grandchildren. Funeral services were held at her late home April 7. Further services were held at Good's Mennonite Church, conducted by Bros. Noah Risser, Simon Garber, and John Landis. Text. Phil. 1:21. Interment in the adjoining cemetery. Mother, you are sweetly resting Near the place you have often trod; We are waiting for that morning, To meet you with our Father, God. A son.
Jansen. - On April 9, 1925, Albertina, beloved wife of John Jansen, died. She was born at Danzig, Germany, on Oct. 5, 1861. Her age was 63 y. 6 m. 4 d. She was a daughter of Gerhard and Justine Penner, who both died within one year when she was 5 years of age. She and her brother William were adopted by their aunt, Mrs. J. H. Zimmerman, who with her husband and family moved from Germany to Beatrice, Nebr., in 1876. On Aug. 24, 1882, she united in holy matrimony with John Jansen, then of Beatrice, Nebr. To this union were born 8 children (William A.; Helen, wife of J. B. Leightner; Henry C.; Gertrude, wife of A. Symington; Betty, wife of G. E. Postier; Cornelius P., and Charles O.) thirteen grandchildren also survive her. In 1905 the family moved from Beatrice, Nebr., to their present home northeast of Jansen, Sask. At the age of 16 she became a member of the Mennonite Church. She lived a Christian life, and was greatly concerned in the spiritual welfare of her family. In this her prayers were answered, and her labor of love was not in vain. May the God of all grace comfort the bereaved husband, children, and grandchildren. She was laid to rest in the Jansen Cemetery. Funeral services were conducted by Henry Bartel in German (Text, Isa. 38:17), and by E. S. Hallman in English (Text, 1 Cor. 15:51).
Huber. - Amos Huber was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Feb 28, 1841; died March 10, 1925; aged 84 y. 10 d. On Sept 27, 1866, he was united in marriage to Susannah Deets. To this union 8 children were born, 4 having preceded the father in death. The mother also entered into rest two years ago. He was a member of the Mennonite Church for 49 years. After the death of his wife he made his home with his daughters, Mrs. Enos Herr and Mrs. E. W. Harsh of Lampeter. He will be missed as he was a very kind, affectionate and helpful man, always ready to lend a helping hand or give inspiring advise when needed. Besides his two daughters and two sons, there are 8 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. He called his two daughters to his bedside one day and said it was his desire that his whole family should meet him in heaven. He also asked that his Bible be brought to his bedside that he might read it himself in his affliction. Funeral services were held from the home of his daughter, Mrs. Enos Herr, March 13, with further services at the Willow Street Mennonite Church. Interment in the adjoining cemetery. Services were conducted by Bros. Frank Herr and Sanford Landis. Death has called away dear father and mother In their lonely graves to lie; Yet their souls are sweetly resting In that home beyond the sky. By a grandson.
Herr. - Bishop Abraham B. Herr was born Aug. 21, 1845; entered into rest April 11, 1925, at his home in New Danville, Pa., aged 79 y. 7 m. 20 d. He was ordained to the ministry on Sept. 2, 1875 and was made a bishop June 8, 1899. He was active in the affairs of the Mennonite Church until eight years ago, when he was overtaken with a heart condition which caused him to retire from active ministry, and Bro. Daniel N. Lehman of Millersville, Pa., was later ordained as his successor, but he still attended church services until last January. His absence then was on account of the illness of his dear wife. He was also much concerned about the welfare of the young people. He is survived by his wife (who before marriage was Susan M. Shenk and who at this time is lying in a critical condition), also 5 children, 22 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and an only sister (Mrs. Martha B. Myers), also survive. The funeral was held April 15, 1925, at the New Danville Mennonite Church. Bro. Jacob B. Thomas read the Twenty-third Psalm and Bro. Aaron Harnish had the prayer at the home. Bro. Noah Landis made the opening and Bro. Daniel Lehman spoke from 11 Tim. 4:6-8 and Bro. Christian Brackbill spoke from 11 Tim. 15-17. There were ten bishops present, as well as many ministers and deacons. He was the oldest member of the Lancaster Conference. His work was beset with many trials and difficulties, and now that he has gone to his reward we trust he has found and obtained the reward of the righteous in those heavenly mansions which Jesus prepared for all His true followers. He was a kind and loving father. It seems lonely without him. His place is vacant everywhere. Sweetly sleeps dear father With loved ones gone before; May we all prepare to meet him On yonder peaceful shore. By the children.
Bender. - Samuel M., son of Michael and Catharine Bender, was born in Somerset Co., Pa., Jan. 30, 1859; died at his home in Iowa Co., Iowa, April 5, 1925; aged 66 y. 2 m. 6 d. At the age of five years, he came with his parents to Iowa, which state had been his home ever since. In boyhood days he united with the Mennonite Church, of which he was a faithful member until his death. On Nov. 30, 1884, he was married to Salome Yoder. This union was blessed with 2 sons and 5 daughters, the two oldest daughters and the youngest son having preceded their father in the eternal world. The remaining children are: Irving Bender, Mrs. Emery Brenneman, Mrs. Loyal Swartzendruber, and Mrs. Erlis Swartzendruber, who with their mother and 8 grandchildren mourn the loss of husband and father. He also leaves two brothers and one sister (John M. Bender, Daniel M. Bender, Mrs. Charlie Murphy), two half-brothers and two half-sisters (Eli M. Bender, William M. Bender, Mrs. Edith Schake, Mrs. Charles Wolfe, five step-brothers and sisters, and many other sorrowing relatives and friends. Bro. Bender had always been blessed with good health until ten years ago, when he began to fail. On last Aug. 16, he was operated on for appendicitis, from which he never fully recovered. For a few months afterward he was able to be about, and his condition was such that his complete recovery seemed quite probable, but during the last few months he again gradually failed, his condition becoming such that for the last four weeks he was bedfast. On the morning of the day upon which he died he called for his children and their families, desiring to have a last season of worship with them, expressing himself that he hoped they would all be faithful. He then anxiously and confidently waited for the time of his departure. Funeral services were held April 8, at the West Union Mennonite Church, conducted by ministers of his home congregation. Text, Rom. 8:22,23. Interment in the nearby cemetery.
Hartzler. - Pre. John M. Hartzler was born near Allensville, Pa., Sept. 21, 1871; died March 27, 1925; at his home in Belleville, Pa.; aged 53 y. 6 m. 6 d. He was married in Mahoning Co., Ohio, Aug. 22, 1906, to Anna M. king of West Liberty, Ohio, who with the following children survive; Harold, Clayton, Ethel, Evah, Carrie and Marion. One infant daughter (Una Grace) preceded him in death Nov. 16, 1918. He was converted and united with the church of his choice when a young man, in which faith he remained faithful to the end. He was ordained to the ministry at Surrey, N. Dak., in the fall of 1904, in which capacity he faithfully served. He was superintendent of the Mennonite Gospel Mission at Ft. Wayne, Ind. From March, 1907, to June, 1908. In the fall of 1908 he moved to Surrey, N. Dak., to help serve the little congregation in that place. In October, 1909, he accepted the Macedonian call to the little congregation at Long Green, Md. He remained there and labored faithfully until the spring of 1916, when he accepted a call to the congregation at Belleville, Pa., at which place his work is now finished. His death was due to a fall while painting a neighbor's house, March 25, no one being witness to the accident. It will never be known just how it occurred, but his own little daughter gave the alarm when she found Papa lying on the ground in an unconscious condition. He was immediately carried to his home and soon became conscious and remained so all the next day. He was resigned and said "All is well". Two doctors were summoned and all was done that human aid could do, but he passed away Friday at 7 A. M. He is greatly missed in the Church, in the community, but most of all in the home, where no sacrifice was too great for him to make for his loved ones. We mourn not as those who have no hope, but submit to an all-wise Father who doeth all things well. Funderal services were largely attended the following Sunday afternoon at the Belleville A. M. Church, conducted by Pre. John E. Kauffman and Pre. Jonas Yoder. Burial at the Allensville A. M. Cemetery. Words cannot express our sorrow. We wish to thank all the friends who so kindly sent us letters and cards of sympathy in this sad bereavement. By the family.
Transcribed by Marie Fogelsinger, Michigan