Gospel Herald Obituaries - August, 1925

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Gospel Herald - Vol. XVIII, No. 19 - August 6, 1925 - pages 382, 383

Ehst - Titus, son of John and Lizzie Ehst, of Bally, Pa., was born July 21, 1925; died July 23 of a weak heart, leaving his sorrowing parents, 3 brothers, and 1 sister. May his parents be comforted in the thought that he has escaped the temptations of the wicked one in this world and that he will never know sorrow.

Tenity - Boyd Fay, youngest son of Lee and Bessie Tenity, was born near Walton, Kans., July 15, 1923; died near Benton, Kans., July 15, 1925. His death came very unexpectedly as he was in excellent health until Sunday morning before he died he became suddenly ill and in a few hours began with spasms and sank into unconsciousness from which he never recovered. Little Boyd was with us long enough to win a place in our heart's affection. He was beginning to sing the S. S. songs with his brothers and sisters and talk about the things he learned with them. He leaves a sorrowing father and mother, four brothers and twÝo sisters. May our hearts and minds be led upward and homeward. May we strive to so live that we may meet him in the glorious home above.
----His Aunt.

Yoder.--Isaiah, was born in Juanita Co., Pa., Dec. 29, 1835; died at his home in Garden City, Mo., July 20, 1925; aged 89 Y. 6 m. 20 d. He was married Feb. 25, 1864, in Spruce Hill, Pa., to Abiline Roush. To this union were born 5 sons and 4 daughters. Two sons (Henry and Ervia) preceded him in death. His companion also preceded him five years. The surviving children are Emma Whilhelm, Amanda Plank, Dora King, Wesley E., Harley B., H. Elizabeth, and °Harvey Lucius. While yet a young man he united with the Mennonite Church and remained faithful until death. He was very patient in sickness from March 24 until death, frequently expressing his willingness and readiness to go to his eternal home. Before this he was naturally hearty and never sick. There remain also two brothers, one sister, eighteen grandchildren, and eleven great-grandchildren. In 1869 they moved to Johnson Co., Mo., and about two years later to Cass Co., where he resided the remainder of his days. Services at Sycamore Grove Church by I. G. Hartzler. Text, Zech. 1:5,6.

Miller - Daniel J., son of Jacob and Fanny (Hershberger) Miller, was born in Somerset Co., Pa., Jan. 17, 1849; died June 13, 1925, aged 76 y. 4 m. 26 d. He was married to Catherine Thomas March 26, 1874, who preceded him in death Jan. 22, 1905. To this union were born three children, Harry D. Miller, Levi I. Miller, and Lucy Hostetler, who, with seven grandchildren, survive. Of his seventeen brothers and sisters, three survive him. He leaves many relatives and friends to mourn his loss. He moved from Somerset county, Pennsylvania, with his parents to a farm in Indiana. He was a member of the Forks Mennonite Church from his boyhood and was ever a faithful and consistent Christian. Although he had suffered for forty years, he was always cheerful, kind, and loving to all. On June 11 he met with a serious accident, causing co"nsiderable suffering which lasted for only sixty hours, when he quietly passed out unexpectedly. His funeral was held at the Shore Mennonite Church near Shipshewana, Ind., on Tuesday morning, by Y. C. Miller and D. D. Miller officiating. Burial in Miller Cemetery.

Weaver - Salome Weaver, the daughter of Henry J. and Catherine Culp, was born in Elkhart Co., Ind., March 9, 1867; passed away at her home in Elkhart, July 21, 1925; aged 58 y. 4 m. 12 d. after an illness of two weeks of a complication of diseases. Sept. 13, 1891, she was united in marriage with Reuben Weaver, and to this union were born four sons and four daughters. Of these, two sons, Harvey and Ira, and one daughter, Bessie, preceded their mother in death. She leaves to mourn her departure, her husband, five children (Mrs. J. W. Lechlitner, Ephraim, Elmer, Mrs. Charles C. Cast, and Minerva), her father (Henry J. Culp) one brother, (Ephraim Culp), two sisters (Mrs. Anna Canen and Mrs. Asher Abel) three half brothers (John, Stanford, and Milo Culp) and three half-sisters (Mrs. Cal Schrock, Jennie and Hulda Culp). About 15 years ago Mrs. Weaver united with the Mennonite Church and remained a faithful member until the end. She was a loving and devoted mother and wife, and will be greatly missed in the community. Funeral services were held in the home and at the Yellow Creek Church by J. F. Funk, D. A. Yoder, J. S. Hartzler and Henry Weldy. Text, I Thes. 4:13-18.
- J. S. H.

Hartzler - John Hartzler was born in Wayne Co., Ohio, Jan. 25, 1855; died at his home in Smithville, Ohio, July 3, 1925; aged 70 y. 5 m. 8 d. He was the last member of the Joel and Sarah Hartzler family. He was united in marriage to Lydia Berkey, Dec. 6, 1887. To this union were born 2 children. His wife preceded him in death March 11, 1920. These remain to mourn his departure: his daughter Effie, who resided at home with father, his son (Malhon and wife Villie), also two grand children, with many relatives and friends. In early life he confessed Christ as his Savior, and united with the Oak Grove Mennonite Church, where he remained a faithful and loyal member until he was called home. In his suffering which was severe, he was patient and resigned, looking unto Him who can give us grace and sustain us in all our trials and afflictions. "There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God." Services were conducted by the brethren C. Z. Yoder, J. S. Gerig, and Jessie Smucker. Text, Psa. 116:7. Interment in the Oak Grove Cemetery.
"When the cares of life have ended
And I cross the silent stream;
As I reach the heavenly portals
And its glories on me beam.

"I shall sing the song of welcome
As I pass within the wall,
I shall see the Savior coming
And shall know His loving call."

Hershey - Magdalena, daughter of the late Joseph and Fannie Hershey was born in Lancaster County., Pa., January 19, 1853; died very suddenly of heart failure at the Old People's Home, Oreville, Pa., July 19, 1925; aged 72 y. 6 m. Aunt Mattie, as she was called, had been employed at the Old People's Home at various times during its existence. On Sunday morning she was to have charge of the kitchen at the usual hour. Noticing her absence, a search was made which resulted in finding her dead in her room. All indications pointed to the fact that she had been up, and ready for her work when stricken. Aunt Mattie was a very unusual woman ever ready to help when needed. A short time before she was helping to wait on her niece and a new-born babe. Oftentimes would find her at the Welsh Mt. Mission, helping in the work at that place. Being a faithful member of the Mennonite Church, we have all reason to believe that our loss is her eternal gain. She leaves 2 brothers, 5 sisters, and 44 nieces and nephews. Funeral on the 22nd, conducted at the home of her brother Amos (New Holland) by Bros. Noah Mack and Noah Sauder, and at Hershey's Church by Bros. C. M. Brackbill, Abram Martin, and Amos Hoover, and John B. Sengçer. Interment in the adjoining cemetery. Texts, I Pet. 1:3-8; Isa 35:10; Rev 14:13.
"Aunt is gone, but not forgotten,
Never will her memory fade;
Loving thoughts will always linger,
Round the grave where she is laid."
- A Nephew.

Blankenbiller - Anna, daughter of Joseph and Catherine Brubaker, was born in Pennsylvania and died of dysentery and hardening of the arteries, at the home of her daughter in Miami, New Mexico, June 10, 1925; aged 79 y. 7 m. 17 d. She lived in Pennsylvania until she was 21 years old. During this time she became a member of the Mennonite Church but later united with the Brethren. In 1871 she was married to Elias Lapp, who died after seven years of married life, leaving her a widow with 3 daughters. Six years later she was married to Geo. Blankenbiller, who died six years ago. She leaves 4 daughters, 1 of whom is a missionary in China. One daughter precededç her in death in 1919. There are also 16 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren, besides 6 stepchildren, living. Her last words were: "Let us pray." She was unconscious during the last two days. Mother had her funeral text chosen which was: "Let me die the death of the righteous." She also chose the hymns. The scripture read was II Cor. 5. Her Christian faith grew with her years of experience. Her Bible was read until the last. Funeral services were held June 14 by her grandson, Ira J. Lapp of Wenatchee, Wash., assisted by Fank W. Gibson, Springs, New Mex. Burial at Miami, New Mexico.
"Deep in out hearts lies a picture,

Of a loved one laid to rest.
In memory's frame we will keep it,
Because she was one of the best.
Friends may think we have forgotten
When at times they see us smile,
But they little know the heartache
That the smile hides all the while."
- A Daughter.

Transcribed by Nancy Regan, Washington


Gospel Herald - Vol. XVIII, No. 20 - August 13, 1925 - page 415

Hernley. - Mary, oldest daughter of Bro. Paul and Sister Ruth Hernley, died July 22, 1925; aged 6 y. 2 d. She leaves father, mother, two sisters, (Martha and Emma), two grandmothers, two grandfathers, and one great-grandmother besides many other realtives. Death was due to convulsions, lingering only one day. She was of a loving disposition and will be sadly missed in the home. Funeral services were held July 24, at Elizabethtown, Pa., Mennonite Church conducted by bro. Samuel Fry, Bro. Noah Risser, and Bro. J. W. Weaver. Text, Matt. 6:28. Burial in Mennonite cemetery.
"A precious one from us has gone,
A voice we loved is stilled;
A place is vacant in our home,
Which never can be filled."

Leiter. - Sarah Leiter (nee Kerstetter) was born Mar. 22, 1857, died July 22, 1925; aged 68 y. 4 m. She was the wife of the late Lewis Leiter who preceded her in death about ten years ago. Four sons survive and two preceded her departure. The deceased was a faithful member of the Delaware and Lost Creek Mennonite congregations for many years. Because of her amiable and cheerful disposition she will be missed by all who knew her. Since the death of her husband she was at home with her son Earl, and family on the old homestead near Thompsontown, Pa. Interment in the Lost Creek Mennonite Cemetery July 24, 1925. Funeral services conducted at the home and at the church by Banks Weaver and the writer. Text, Mark 14:8, first clause. Sister Leiter was a patient sufferer of gangrene for sixteen weeks, but spoke hopefully of the life beyond this world of sorrow.
- A. G. Brubaker.

Shantz. - Bro. Eli Shantz of Kitchener, Ont., was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., March 26, 1854; died July 24, 1925; aged 71 y. 3 m. 28 d. His sickness was brief, suffering two strokes of paralysis, and he fell asleep in Jesus calmly. He was married to Lucinda Weber. They lived together in Christian unity and love for 45 years. He became a member of the Mennonite Church as a young man, and was a faithful and very helpful member. The more than crowded house showed the esteem in which he was held. He was preceded in death by his two children, Valina and Sylvester. He leaves his widow, two sisters (Mrs. Jacob Shelly, and Magdalena Shantz). The funeral was conducted July 28, at the First Mennonite Church by Bro. C. F. Derstine, assisted by Mannaseh Hallman, and Oscar Burkholder. Texts, Luke 24:29, Mark 16:2. Interment in adjoining cemetery.

Denlinger. - Barbara A., wife of John H. Denlinger, was born near Strasburg, Pa., Jan. 13, 1865; died at her home near Leaman Place, Pa., June 24, 1925; aged 60 y. 5 m. 11 d. She was a member of the Mennonite Church for many years, and left for us a noble example. Her illness was a complication of diseases. She was a very patient sufferer for about six weeks. During this time she gradually grew physically weaker and the last two weeks was practically helpless, but her faith in her Savior did not waver. When any one asked her how she felt her reply always was, "I can not complain." She was always in church when possible, but was often deprived of this privilege. She is sadly missed. Her departure leaves a vacant place in the home. But God's ways are best. She leaves her sorrowing husband, 1 son, 1 stepson and one child which she raised, four sisters and four brothers, also many relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at Paradise Church June 27, conducted by C. M. Brackbill and J. S. Mellinger. Interment in Hershey Cemetery.

"Dearest mother, thou has left us,
How we miss thee everywhere;
But we hope again to meet thee,
On yonder Heavenly Shore."
- Family

Chupp. - Mary, daughter of Benedict and Barbara Kline, was born in Holmes Co., O., May 18, 1856; died in Newton Co., Ind., July 26, 1925; aged 69 y. 2 m. 8 d. She united with the Old Order Amish in her youth, remained faithful till death, and was beloved by all who knew her. She came to Indiana in 1873, and was married to Benjamin Hochstedler in 1877. To this union were born 10 children. One child died in infancy. Her husband preceded her in death Sept. 1, 1911. The surviving children are Emanuel, Edward, Elizabeth, Troyer, Katie Chupp, Lydia Harshberger, Levi, John, and Fannie Chupp. She was married to Simon Chupp Feb. 2, 1918, whom she leaves to mourn her death, also 9 children, 6 step-children, 43 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, 18 step grandchildren, and many friends.

"She is not dead but sleeping,
In that fair land above,
Where there shall be no weeping
But all is joy and love."
- A Step-daughter.

Lehman. - Bishop Daniel N. Lehman was born Oct. 12, 1852, in Lancaster Co., Pa.; died July 12, 1925; agel 72 y. 9 m. He was ordained to the ministry Dec. 20, 1898, and ordained a bishop Dec. 22, 1921, both ordinations taking place in the Millersville Mennonite Church, Lancaster Co., Pa. His father, the late Benjamin K. Lehman, also served in the ministry for many years. He leaves a sorrowing bosom companion (who before marriage was Magdalena Kindig), and eight children. One preceded him to the glory world twenty-two years ago. They are: Annie, wife of pre. A. D. Wenger; Christian, ordained minister of the Habecker and Masonville congregations; Benjamin; Walter; Maggie; Elizabeth, wife of John E. Kurtz; Daniel and Chester, connected with the Eastern Mennonite School. He also leaves thirty grandchildren. He was a firm defender of the Church and her activities which he loved so well, as he remarked on his sick-bed, with tears streaming down his face: "O my dear Church." He loved the young people and always gave them such a hearty welcome into the Church. He labored hard to maintain and retain the peace of the Church, and we cannot understand why his labors came so abruptly to a close. But the Lord knows and we will trust Him that He will continue to direct the work to His name's honor and glory. We humbly bow to His will, kiss the Hand that deals the blow, gladly looking forward to the time when we too can join that innumerable throng. Funeral services were held at the Millersville Church July 15, where many sympathizing friends and relatives assembled. The services were conducted at the home by Bros. D. N. Gish and Jacob Hess, at the Church by the Bishop brethren: Benj. Weaver, Christian Brackbill, Noah Mack, and Noah Landis. Texts, Heb. 13:7, and II Tim. 4:7,8.
"Life's work well done,
Life's race well run,
Now comes rest."

Transcribed by Nancy Regan, Washington


Gospel Herald - Vol. XVIII, No. 21 - August 20, 1925 - page 431

Murray.- Died at Guernsey, Sask., on Aug. 1, 1925, George Washington Murray; aged 65 y. 10 m. 22 d. He was born in Iowa and several years ago moved to Saskatchewan where he devoted most of his time to drilling deep wells. He passed away after a short illness, and left no evidence of a life in Christ. He leaves a wife and two children. Funeral services conducted by Bro. E. S. Hallman. Text, Matt. 25:31-46. Services held at the Sharon Mennonite Church and burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Glick.- Mary M., wife of R. B. Glick of Denbigh, Va., was born in Germany Feb. 14, 1886; died July 27, 1925; aged 39 y. 5 m. 13 d. Sister Glick was sick 14 weeks, the last 2 weeks at Riverside Hospital, New Port News, Va., where she died. She leaves husband, 2 sons (Mahlon and Herman, and 1 son preceded her in death) 4 brothers, 3 sisters, and a host of friends. Funeral services were held at Atglen, Pa., by John S. Mast and J. A. Kennel. Burial in adjoining cemetery.
"Mother, we feel sad and lonely
When we see our vacant home
On the wall there hangs the Motto
'What is home without a Mother?'"
The Family.

Ebersole.- Mary, wife of Samuel Ebersole, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., June 3, 1878; died at her home near Milton Grove, Pa., very suddenly from the effects of a stroke, on July 25, 1925; aged 47 y. 1 m. 22 d. She leaves to mourn her departure her husband, 2 boys and 1 girl by a former marriage, her mother, 4 brothers, 4 sisters and a host of friends. She was a consistent member of Risser's Mennonite congregation always attending church service and Sunday school whenever possible. She will be greatly missed in the home, church and community. May our loss be her eternal gain. Funeral services were held July 28 at the home of Bros. Noah Risser and Samuel L. Oberholtzer, with further services at the Masonville Mennonite Church. Interment in the adjoining burial ground. Text, II Tim. 4:6-8.

Miller.- Henry L. Miller was born March 22, 1838; died July 11, 1925, at his home near Bossler's Church, Lanc. Co., Pa., aged 87 y. 3 m. 19 d. Death resulted from a complication of diseases. Besides his wife he leaves five children, as follows: Daniel E., of Mt. Joy; Mrs. Levi Ebersole, of Elizabethtown; Henry E., of West Donegal; Benjamin E., of Newton, Kans., and Amos E., of Mt. Joy Township; also three sisters: Miss Annie Miller, Mrs. Andrew Stoner, both of Bainbridge, and Mrs. Leah Erb of Hesston, Kans. 22 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren also survive. He was a member of the Mennonite Church and served as a deacon for thirty-five years. Funeral services were held at Bossler's Church conducted by Bros. Simon Garber, Noah Risser, and John Ebersole. Text, II Timothy 4:6-8.
"All is over, hands are folded,
On a quiet, peaceful breast.
All is over, pains are ended,
Now dear Grandfather is at rest.
A Grand-daughter.

Wideman.- Annie Wideman (nee Hembling) was born near Floradale, Ont., Feb.6,1860; died at her home near Kingman, Alta., June 12, 1925; aged 65 y. 4 m. 7 d. She united in marriage to Abraham Wideman Feb. 6, 1876. To this union were born 13 children of whom 4 preceded her to the spirit world. She leaves to mourn her departure her husband, 5 sons, 4 daughters, 50 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren. Three grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild also preceded her to the spirit world. She is survived by 2 brothers, 2 sisters, 3 half brothers, 2 half sisters and a large number of relatives and friends. Cause of death was Myocarditis. She went to bed in her usual health but after some time in bed she said that the room was rather close. More fresh air was admitted but of no avail. She said she was going home and in less than an hour and a half she quietly passed away. She united with the Mennonite Church in her young years and was faithful unto death. Burial in the Salem Mennonite graveyard near Tofield, Alta. Service by Bro. N. E. Roth and M. D. Stutzman.

Hershey.- Magdalena Hershey was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Jan. 19, 1853; died July 19, 1925; aged 72 y. 6 m. She is survived by 2 brothers, 2 sisters, and a host of friends who realize that their loss is her gain. She united with the Mennonite Church in her early years and was a faithful worker at the Old People's Home as well as a comfort to the inmates from almost the beginning of the Home. At times when the Home did not particularly need her labors she would be engaged in comforting and providing for the dwellers on the Welsh Mountain with her words, hand and purse. On Saturday afternoon she with other of the workers at the Home were invited to a neighbor home; when returning to the Home she suggested that they sing, and she started to sing, "When the Roll is Called up Yonder." On Sunday morning when she did not appear as usual, she was found a lifeless corpse in her bed. The roll was called and she answered the summons. Often in her labors she would sing the hymn containing the words, "Let me die at my post, and let the good works go on." This proved to be her lot; she died at her post and we trust the good work will still go on.
By one she often comforted and encouraged.

Esch.- Helen Rowena, daughter of C. D., and Mina Brubaker Esch, was born at Dhamtari, C. P. India, Sept. 28, 1923; died at Naini Tal, C. P., India, July 5, 1925. Funeral services were conducted at the house and at the grave by Bro. Faucett, of the M. E. Mission at Musaffirpur, Bihar. The remains were laid to rest in the Kalidungi Cemetery, near the place where the body of Sister Friesen rests. She leaves her father and mother, one brother and four sisters, and a host of other relatives and friends. Little Helen was always rather delicate in health, yet never sick to amount to much. Her mother left Dhamtari with her and her sister for Naini Tal about the middle of May. She never liked their home in Naini Tal but often asked to go home to our bungalow. On June 27 she took sick with dysentery, which in spite of the best care and treatment possible proved too strong for her frail constitution and she peacefully fell asleep in Jesus. It is hard on frail humanity to part with this precious darling. Yet we must praise God that we know that this bright jewel has gone to a home much better than any we could possibly give here in this earth; a home where sin and sorrow can never come. She had been consecrated to God, and when she was so ill and suffered so much we prayed that God might relieve her in His own way either by making her well or taking her to Himself, only that His name might be glorified. And He has heard and blessed. All we can do is to submit to His will and say through the tears, "Not our will but Thine be done." To God be all praise.
C. D. E.

Martin.- Jonas H. Martin, bishop of the Weaverland Conference Mennonite Church, was born Jan. 15, 1839; died at his home near Goodville, Pa., July 3, 1925; aged 86 y. 5 m. 18 d. He leaves his widow, eight children, sixty-one grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren, one son having died some years ago. He was first married to Sarah Witwer, and his second and surviving wife, was Annie O. Wenger. He was ordained to the ministry, at Weaverland, Dec. 7, 1875, became a member of the Lancaster Conference in the spring of 1876, and at the same place was ordained as bishop of Weaverland District May 31, 1881. On Oct. 7, 1893, the Weaverland Conference was organized and Jonas H. Martin, was unanimously elected as the leader or bishop of the new organization; which position he held to the time of his death, when the Weaverland district numbered eight congregations, in Lancaster Co. and had united with the Old Order Mennonites of Ohio, Indiana, Virginia, and Ontario. Bishop Martin was a kind father, a good neighbor, and was greatly loved by his people who came far for his fatherly counsel. He was a fluent speaker, and spoke exclusively in the German language. Ten years ago, Moses G. Horning, was ordained by him as an assistant, and as a successor to him in the office, who assumed almost the entire responsibility of the oversight of the work; so, that while the departed bishop is greatly lamented and his influences, companionship, and advices much missed by the church and by his family, the eight congregations, with their eleven ministers and deacons (all but three of whom, were ordained by the deceased bishop) will move along by the same discipline set by the first conference thirty-two years ago. The funeral was held at Weaverland, July 7, where all of his ministerial associates of the home congregations and several admiring friend from other states spoke briefly; the main sermon was preached by his cousin, Bishop John W. Martin, of Elkhart Co., Ind.
M. G. Weaver.

Transcribed by Nancy Regan, Washington


Gospel Herald - Vol. XVIII, No. 22 - August 27, 1925 - page 447

Clemens.- Catherine Clemens, whose maiden name was Brox, was born in Waterloo County, Ont., on Jan. 31, 1852; died at her home in Kitchener on Aug. 6, 1925; aged 73 y. 6 m. 6 d. On Apr. 2, 1876, she was married to Moses B. Clemens who predeceased her about 6 years ago. Five sons and one daughter were born to them, who are left to mourn the loss of a loving Christian mother. Sister Clemens became a member of the Mennonite Church about 45 years ago and remained faithful and loyal until the Lord took her home. She had been a sufferer of diabetes for some time and later gangrene set in also, which caused her death. The funeral was held Aug. 9 at the First Mennonite Church, Kitchener, in charge of the Brethren Jonas Snider and Oscar Burkholder. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Miller.- Fannie Miller, daughter of Solomon and Elizabeth Yoder, was born in Mifflin Co., Pa.; died June 20, 1925; aged 50 y. 11 m. 19 d. She was married to David J. Miller. To this union were born two sons and two daughters. She gave her heart to Jesus in her young years. At first she belonged to the Old Order, then changed her church home to the Mennonites near Bloomfield, Mont. She has been a faithful member as far as we know. She leaves her husband, two sons, two daughters, three sisters, one brother and many friends to mourn her departure. Funeral services were held June 21 at the Red Top school house near Bloomfield, Mont. by Bro. John G. Hostetler.
"Another motherless home,
The voice we loved to hear is silent.
Deep in our hearts lies a picture
Of a loved one, laid to rest."

Shirk.- Robert M., son of Joseph and Rebecca Shirk, was born May 27, 1860, in Bedford Co., Pa.; died near Shannon, Ill., July 13, 1925; aged 65 y. 1 m. 16 d. He was united in marriage to Emma Snavely, and this union was blest with seven children, four of whom preceded their father to the spirit world. He is survived by his wife, one son (Arthur), two daughters (Mrs. Carrie Messner, and Mrs. Iva Noessner), three grandchildren, two sisters (Mrs. John Shelly, and Mrs. Joseph Eshleman). His only brother suddenly passed away last February, which makes it doubly hard for the mourning friends. He was converted when a young man, and united with the Brethren in Christ, among whom he served as deacon till his death. He also was a Sunday school teacher for many years. He suddenly and peacefully (as was his desire) passed away at his farm, where he had gone to assist his son. The cause of his death was heart failure. Funeral services were conducted by Henry Trump, assisted by David Martin and Joseph Shoemaker. Text, Dan. 6:23.

Rudy.- Jacob Rudy was born Dec. 24, 1845; died at his home in Monterey, Lanc. Co., Pa.; aged 79 y. 5 m. 27 d. He was a faithful member of the Weaverland Mennonite Church, and the last member of the John Rudy family. He was united in marriage to Leah Rutt, Oct. 5, 1871. To this union was born one son. His wife preceded him in death, Jan. 26, 1906. Six years later he was united in marriage to Mrs. Etta Heatwole Knisely, of Virginia, daughter of Pre. Gabriel Heatwole. He leaves a sorrowing widow, son, Milton Rutt Rudy, step-daughter, Mrs. Ephraim Weaver, 8 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren to mourn his departure. Funeral services June 24, conducted in the home by Bishop Moses Horning, of Weaverland, and at Stumptown Church by Bro. Frank Hurst of Weaverland, Pa., and John D. Wenger, of Virginia. Interment in adjoining cemetery. Text, II Tim. 4:7,8. Grandfather has fought a good fight, he has finished his course, he has kept the faith. May we all be prepared to meet him when the death angel knocks at our door."
--- A Granddaughter.

Eshleman.- Christian H. Eshleman was born in Washington Co., Md., Jan. 16, 1854; died after an illness of three weeks from a complication, at his home, near Paradise (Md.) church, Aug. 10, 1925; aged 71 y. 6 m. 25 d. He united with the Mennonite Church in his youth and remained faithful and loyal in the faith which he so much loved.. During his affliction he often expressed the desire of going home, leaving for us a bright hope of meeting him in the realms beyond, if we are numbered with the faithful. It is sad to part with one so near and dear to us, but we feel our loss is his eternal gain. On Nov. 27, 1879, he was united in marriage to Elizabeth Lesher who departed this life eight years ago. He is survived by 2 daughters, 3 sons, 7 grandchildren, 1 sister and 3 brothers, 4 brothers and 3 sisters having preceded him in death. Funeral services were held Aug. 13, at the Paradise Church by Bros. Daniel Strite and John Risser. Text, Luke 23:28,46.
"Dearest father, thou hast left us,
Here thy loss we deeply feel.
But 'tis God that hath bereft us,
He can all our sorrows heal."

Yoder.- Mary M. Staub-Yoder was born in Germany, Apr. 25, 1851; died at the home of her son, Ezra Yoder, near Hubbard, Oreg., July 31, 1925; aged 74 y. 3 m. 6 d. In 1865 she came to America with her parents, Jacob and Mary Staub. They located in Illinois. On Aug. 7, 1870, she was united in marriage to Jonathan A. Yoder, who preceded her in death, March 29, 1918. To this union were born four sons and one daughter. In 1883 the family moved to Kansas and in 1891 they moved to Oregon, where they have since resided. Since the death of her husband, she spent most of her time with her son, Ezra, where she was at the time of her death. She is survived by five children (Amos and Mrs. J. T. Innman, of Veneta, Oreg., Ezra S., John and Noah J., of near Hubbard), 7 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, one brother in Illinois and a host of friends. She accepted Christ in her youth and united with the Mennonite Church to which she remained faithful until death, which was caused by a paralytic stroke. She peacefully passed away after being confined to her bed for nearly four weeks. She was a faithful wife and a devoted and loving mother. Funeral services were conducted at the home and the Hopewell Mennonite Church, Aug. 2, 1925. Services in charge of Bros. H. A. Wolfer, F. J. Gingerich, and N. L. Hershberger. Texts, Eccl. 12:1; and Psa. 90:10.

Reichhold.- Verna Elizabeth Reichhold, daughter of William F. Reichhold, was born Nov. 4, 1908, in Chicago, Ill.; died at her home, 1231 Kolin Ave., on Sunday morning. Aug. 9, 1925; aged 16 y. 9 m. 5 d. She leaves to mourn her loss, her father and mother, mentioned above, her grandmother, sister Lizzie Lehner, her two brothers, Clifford and Melvin, her uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Howard, her Sunday school class, "The Faithful Daughters" of the Home Mission, and many other friends and neighbors. Verna loved the Church and the Sunday school and was always present, when her health permitted, she being afflicted for a number of years with heart trouble, to which she finally succumbed. Her influence was invariably for the good. She was an inspiration to all who knew her for her devotion to duty, and loyalty to the Master. She had often expressed her desire to be a follower of Jesus, to be baptized, and to unite with the Church, this privilege being granted her, a few days before her death. On Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 12, the funeral services were held at the home of her parents, and her body was lovingly laid to rest in the Waldheim Cemetery, Bro. Leaman officiating."S. M. K.

Brenneman.- Mary A., daughter of Andrew and Jane Stemen, was born in Allen Co., Ohio, Aug. 29, 1850; died Aug. 5, 1925, in the home where she lived for nearly fifty-five years; aged 74 y. 11 m. 16 d. The farm upon which the Salem church is located was her birthplace. She was united in marriage to (Pre.) Moses Brenneman, Oct. 1, 1870, who preceded her in death about two and one-half years. This union was blessed with eleven children, nine of whom survive (Andrew, John M., Simeon, Moses H., Rhuda R., Adam S., Martha J., Alpheus N., and Mary E.), all residing in the immediate vicinity. The two oldest children died in infancy. She is also survived by twenty-six grandchildren, four brothers, three sisters and many relatives and friends. She was the oldest daughter in a family of twelve children. Death came as a result of complications. She was in feeble health for about seven years, but was able to attend religious services and go about visiting her children and friends until the last eight months she has been confined to her home continually. During the last two months of her life her bodily strength gradually failed until the end came and she peacefully fell asleep in Jesus. At the age of sixteen she united with the Mennonite Church and remained unwavering in the faith which she espoused in her youth until the end of life. She was deeply interested in the Sunday school and other religious services and her place was seldom vacant when her health permitted her to be present. Her experiences in life were varied. She was familiar with adversities, in various forms, having passed through years of sickness and bore heavy responsibilities in the home, in the community, and in the Church. She was able to see the "silver lining" in the clouds when others were sorrowful and discouraged. The support and encouragement her husband received from her, as a minister of the Gospel, meant much to him. In his absence from the home she willingly assumed the added responsibilities in ministering to the needs of a large family. There was no sacrifice too great on her behalf for the comfort and welfare of her family, and she was not unmindful of others, especially the poor. Her last days were characterized by expressions of resignation and submission to God's will, and we have the assurance that she has gone to be with her Savior and meet those who have gone before. May all who mourn her loss submit to God's will and say, not ours, but His will be done. Funeral services were held at the home and at the Salem Church Saturday forenoon, Aug. 8, in the presence of an overflowing house of friends who had gathered from near and far to pay their last tribute of respect to a faithful friend and loyal member of the Mennonite Church. Services were in charge of the brethren, A. J. Steiner and Perry Brunk. Text, Jno. 14:1-3. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.

Transcribed by Nancy Regan, Washington

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