Gospel Herald Obituaries - February, 1925

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Gospel Herald - Volume XVII, Number 44 - February 5, 1925 - pages 878, 879

Leaman.--M. Rohrer, Jr., son of M. Rohrer and Lizzie S. Leaman of near Witmer, Pa., died at the Lancaster General Hospital on Sunday, Jan. 18, 1925, of infant trouble. Besides his parents he is survived by four sisters: Gladys, Irene, Ruth and Elsie. Funeral services were conducted at the home by Bro. David L. Landis, and burial was made in Mellinger's Mennonite Cemetery.
"Tho' cast down, we're not forsaken,
Though afflicted, not alone;
Thou didst give, and Thou hast taken;
Blessed Lord, Thy will be done."

Stukey.--Chauncey Stukey, son of David and Catharine Stukey, was born Aug. 15, 1860, near Goshen, Ind.; died Nov. 5, 1924, at Prescott, Ariz. He is survived by his wife, 1 daughter, 3 grandchildren, 6 brothers, and 2 sisters. One brother and one sister preceded him in death. The funeral service was conducted by Mr. McKenzie of the Congregational Church. The body was laid to rest in the Mountview Cemetery.

Mensch.--Bro. Adam B. Mensch was born Oct. 7, 1836; died at the home of his son-in-law, Bro. Jesse H. Mack, Yerkes, Pa., Oct.. 29, 1924; aged 88 y. 22 d. He is survived by his daughter (Mary H. Mack), son (Abram H. Mensch), sister (Catherine Stubblebine), seven grandchildren, and thirteen great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Nov. 3, at the home by Brethren Howard Pennypacker and John Risser, and at the Providence Church by Brethren Noah Mack, Warren Bean, Noah Souder, and Irwin Landes.

Eckman.--Joseph Eckman was born Feb. 27, 1854; died at his home in Quarryville, Pa., Jan. 7, 1925; aged 70 y. 9 m. 17 d. He was a member of the Mennonite Church. On April 1 he was stricken with paralysis which left him helpless. All was done that loving hands could do for him but God saw fit to call him home. He is survived by his wife, 2 sons, 4 daughters, and 7 grandchildren. Services were held at the New Providence Reformed Church.
"Your life work is ended, dear father,
You're with loved ones gone before;
May we all prepare to meet thee
On that bright, celestial shore."

Reschly.--Joanna, daughter of Bro. Joseph and Sister Anna Reschly, was born Jan. 6, 1924, near Wayland, Ia.; died Jan. 22, 1925; aged 1 y. 16 d. Little Joanna passed away rather suddenly as a result of a cold which was not thought to be serious. She leaves her sorrowing parents, 1 sister (Alice), 3 grandparents, and a number of relatives, to mourn the passing away of a little life that budded on earth to bloom in heaven. Funeral services were held at the Sugar Creek Church near Wayland, Ia., conducted by Bro. Simon Gingerich and Bro. DAniel Graber. Text, Matt. 18:2. Interment in the cemetery nearby.

Umble.--Glenn Jacob Umble, son of Bro. Ira J. and Sister Beulah Glick Umble, died suddenly at the home of his parents in Gap, Pa., on Dec. 22, 1924; aged 2 y. 3 m. 7 d. The cause of his death was inward convulsions. While God permitted Glenn to be with us only a short time, after all we keenly feel our loss which is his eternal gain. His great patience and sweet smiles won many friends. He leaves father, mother, two sisters (Thelma and Flora), and one brother (Frank); also two grandfathers. Funeral services were held on Dec. 24, 1924, at the home by Bro. A. B. Stotzfus and at the Millwood Church by Bro. J. A. Kennel. Text, Isa. 9:6. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Hartzler.--Katie Y. Hartzler, daughter of Jonathan H. and Sarah Byler, died at her home in Belleville, Pa., Jan. 8, 1925; aged 67 y. 2 m. 18 d. Her health had been failing for about a year, during which time she had several paralytic strokes. On Jan. 8, 1889, she was united in marriage to Jacob C. Hartzler, who preceded her in death ten years ago. She was a devoted Christian mother and friend and was held in high esteem by all who knew her. She is survived by 1 sister (Mrs. Menno Stoltzfus), 1 step-son (Israel Z. Hartzler), and a large number of relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Jan. 11 from her late home and were largely attended. She is gone but not forgotten.

Noel.--Velda Delphine, daughter of Henry and Saloma Noel, was born near Strang, Nebr., Jan. 1, 1923; passed away Jan. 14, 1925. She took sick Jan. 1, with lagrippe which later developed into bronchial pneumonia and other complications, from which she suffered intensely for fourteen days. She leaves father, mother, one brother (Sterling), four grandparents, seven uncles, and seven aunts. One brother (Walter) preceded her in death. Little Velda was very fond of singing, her favorite song being, "You Can Be A Blessing." She was laid to rest Jan. 16, 1925, at the Salem Cemetery. Funeral services by Bro. Joe Zimmerman of Milford and Bro. Fred Reepe of Strang.
"Go to thy rest, dear Velda,
Go to thy dreamless bed;
While yet so gentle, undefiled,
With blessings on thy head."
D. J. T.

Shaffer.--Barbara Burkholder, widow of the late Daniel Shaffer, died at the home of her daughter at Elmira, Ont., Dec. 26, 1924, in her 91st year. The deceased had been in failing health for some years but the death of her husband just two months earlier seemed to hasten the end. She, with her husband, came into the Mennonite Church in early life. Their godly walk and devotion to the Master won for them the respect of the whole community. Sister Shaffer, though quiet and unassuming, gave clear testimony of her trust in God. There are left to mourn, one son (Abram, of Bethesda), Adeline (Mrs. Peter Brillinger, of Gormley), and Sarah (Mrs. Robert Mead), with whom the parents lived the last years of their life; also one brother and two sisters. The funeral service was conducted by David W. Heise and L. J. Burkholder. Burial at Heise Hill Church on Dec. 28.

Benner.--Alice Priscilla (nee Sheaffer), wife of Abram L. Benner, was born at East Salem, Juniata Co., Pa., Sept. 23, 1854; died near Shiremanstown, Cumberland Co., Pa., Jan. 13, 1925; aged 70 y. 3 m. 20 d. The deceased had been spending the last few winters in the home of a stepson where she contracted a bad cold, which caused her very sudden death. She was a member of the Mennonite Church for about thirty years. She is survived by her husband, two step-sons, four grandchildren, four brothers, one sister, and a number of nieces and nephews, two sons and one daughter having preceded her to the glory world. Short services were held at the home on the evening of Jan. 14, conducted by Bro. Samuel Hess. The following day the body was taken to the Delaware Church, Juniata Co., Pa., where further services were conducted by Bros. Samuel Leiter and Ammon Brubacher. Burial in graveyard adjoining.

Miller.--Mrs. Lydia Miller (nee Gingerich), wife of J. J. Miller, was born in Holmes Co., Ohio, Jan. 9, 1870; died at her home near Nappanee, Ind., Nov. 24, 1924; aged 54 y. 10 m. 5 d. She was united in marriage Jan. 16, 1890 to Noah Byler, who was killed by a falling tree. To this union were born 6 children. On Nov. 9, 1905, she was again united in marriage to John J. Miller. This union was blessed with three children, all living. She leaves to mourn her departure her husband, 9 children, 6 sisters, 3 brothers, 6 step-children, and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held on Thanksgiving day, conducted by Bros. Wm. Yoder, Nappanee, Ind., and Nathaniel Miller, Goshen, Ind., of the Amish Mennonite Church of which she was a member from early youth. She exalted Jesus as her personal Savior and remained faithful to her Master till death. Her death was caused by double pneumonia from which she suffered for only a few days. Interment was made at the Welty Cemetery. The funeral was largely attended.

Hoover.--Mary (Snavely) Hoover was born at Shafferstown, Lebanon Co., Pa., Nov. 22, 1839; died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John H. Reitzel, Jan. 20, 1925; aged 85 y. 1 m. 29 d. Her parents, Jacob and Barbara (Hess) Snavely, were among the first settlers in Whiteside Co., Ill. On Jan. 27, 1861, she was united in marriage to Francis K. Hoover, and to this union nine children were born, all of whom, with the exception of one daughter who died in infancy, survive. One brother, Levi Snavely, is the only one left of the original Snavely family. He is 88 years old. Sister Hoover was a member of the Mennonite Church for a number of years. She was an example of Christian piety, and to know her was to love her, because of the Christ-like spirit manifested in her life. She was deprived of her natural eyesight for about two years, yet she was never heard to murmur or complain, and in this she was an example of true Christian patience. Funeral services were held Jan. 22, at the Mennonite Church, where a large number of relatives and friends gathered to pay a last tribute of respect.

Shradley.--Sister Ellen Hoffman Shradley passed away Dec. 19, 1924. She was born at Bainbridge, Pa., Oct. 10, 1889. She united with the Brethren in Christ church at the age of eleven years and was married to Bro. L. W. Shradley at Harrisburg, Pa., Mar. 9, 1912. On Nov. 29, 1922, she came to Colorado Springs, Colo., for her health, the family joining her later, and in the fall of 1923 she, with her husband and daughter, united with the Mennonite Church at Manitou, Colo. She had hoped and longed to be allowed to remain here for the sake of her family, yet was fully resigned to the Lord's will, and left a bright testimony that she was happy to go and be with Him. She had been gradually getting weaker until the evening of her death, when she called her family to her bedside, saying, "I am dying" and bade them all "Good-bye;" then calmly and peacefully fell asleep. She leaves a living testimony of her faith in God during all her sufferings. Her husband and two children (Elizabeth, 12, and Marlin, 10) are left to mourn her loss, yet they have the assurance of being able to meet with her again. Funeral services were held Sunday, Dec. 21. Bro. Heckman of the Brethren Church conducted the services, using as a test Rev. 14:13.

Musser.--Christian Musser was born in Juniata Co., Pa., May 3, 1850; died in Middlebury, Ind., Jan. 4, 1925; aged 74 y. 8 m. 1 d. In early life he was married to Alice Kauffman, who died Feb. 23, 1901. To this union were born 4 children: Mary (who died in infancy), Grace (who died at the age of 21 years), Blanche (now Mrs. Wesley Troyer) and Walter. There also remain one brother (John Musser), 1 sister (Mrs. Tobias Weaver) and 5 grandchildren. In 1903 he migrated to Elkhart, Ind., where he spent the latter end of his life. For the last 13 years he made his home with Enos Musser of near Wakarusa, Ind. Three weeks before his death, lagrippe laid hold on him, and he was brought to the home of his daughter where, after two weeks' patient care, he passed away. In their early married life, he with his wife united with the Lutheran Church. In 1916 he united with the Mennonite Church, of which he was a faithful member at the time of his death. Funeral services were held Jan. 7, with services at the home, conducted by Conde A. Hile, and at the Yellow Creek Mennonite Church, conducted by J. W. Christophel. Burial in cemetery adjoining the church.
"How peacefully he sleeps with naught to dread,
That he must wake and hurry to his toil;
No fears of coming ill disturb his rest
Nor thoughts of sorrow o'er his spirit sweep."

Transcribed by Meg Gernhardt, Indiana.


Gospel Herald - Volume XVII, Number 45 - February 12, 1925 - page 911

Zook.--Annie M., the only child of Moses and Malinda Zook, near Holsoppie, Pa., died Jan. 25, 1925; aged 1 y. 9 d.
"A little one for the holy land,
Has left our lonely door;
A little one for a better land,
Has reached the promised shore."

Yoder.--Alice Adell, daughter of Jerry and Katie Yoder, died Dec. 22, 1924; aged 6 m. 3 d. Alice died of scarlet fever, and was buried privately Dec. 26, 1924. Funeral services were held at the Lakeview Church near Wolford, N. Dak., Jan. 28, by Eli G. Hochstetler. Text, 1 Thess. 4:13, 14.

Ringler.--John, son of Calvin G. and Anna Ringler, was born in Rolette Co., N. Dak., Nov. 12, 1912; died Jan. 7, 1925; aged 12 y. 1 m. 26 d. John began with that dread disease, tuberculosis, about a year ago, and gradually grew weaker and weaker until the end came. Funeral services were held at the Lakeview Church Jan. 10, by Brethren L. S. Glick and Eli G. Hochstetler.

Green.--Harry Wesley, son of Bro. and Sister Edw. Green, was born Sept. 3, 1922, in Ft. Wayne, Ind.; departed this life Jan. 18, 1925. He leaves parents, two sisters (Pearl Mae and Bessie Marie), one brother (Paul Wilbur), his grandparents, and many other relatives.
"Go little pilgrim, to thy home
On yonder blissful shore;
We miss thee here but soon will come
Where thou hast gone before."

Galley.--Sarah, daughter of Jonathan and Anna (Johnson) Galley, was born in Fayette Co., Pa.; died Dec. 29, 1924, at the home of her brother, Jacob W. Galley; aged 81 y. 8 m. 2 d. She united with the German Baptist Brethren Church in 1870. She had been a sufferer from hardening of the arteries for some time. Funeral services were conducted at the home by Elders Jacob A. Miller and Jacob A. Trimmer. Text, II Cor. 5:1. Interment in the Mechanicsburg Cemetery.

Robinson.--Sister Daisy Robinson was born June 6, 1884; died at her home in Altoona, Pa., Jan. 22, 1925; aged 39 y. 7 m. 16 d. She is survived by her husband (James), three sons, and one daughter. She united with the Mennonite Church four years ago. On account of her health she had not the privilege of attending services very often. She enjoyed her Christian experience. Funeral services at the Mennonite Gospel Mission Hall, conducted by Joseph M. Nissley. Text, Psa. 116:15. Interment in Oak Ridge Cemetery.

Frey.--John M. Frey died of heart failure Dec. 27, 1924. Only his companion and youngest son could witness the last breath of their beloved, who was aged 61 y. 1 m. 15 d. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church of Hanover, Pa., for many years. He was married to Emma L. Herr, Oct. 27, 1887, and to this union were born three boys and three girls, one of the girls preceded her father by 18 months. Surviving are the widow, Oliver H. Frey, Mrs. Roman H. Bowersox, Paul D. Frey, Mrs. Clarence L. Miller, and Alvin D. Frey. The funeral was held Dec. 31, 1924. Short services at the house by Bro. Harvey S. Grove and further services at Bair's Church, York Road, by Bro. John H. Mosemann. Text, Psa. 8:4. Burial in York Road Cemetery.

Shetler.--Clayton, son of Bro. Henry and Sister Emma Shetler of Huron Co., Mich., died Jan. 25, 1925; aged 2 y. 9 m. 22 d. He had appendicitis, suffered a day, was taken to Memorial Hospital and while undergoing an operatno (as in the obituary) he passed away. He leaves father, mother, a sister (Elizabeth), a brother (Leslie), two grandmothers, a grandfather, 10 aunts, 15 uncles, and 13 cousins to mourn his departure. Funeral services at the home and at Pigeon River Church by Bros. Michael Zehr and Alfred Weidman. Burial in adjoining cemetery.
"All too short was the stay of Clayton,
Too soon was his sweet life o'er;
But 'tis bliss to know that he liveth,
On that bright and happy shore."

Sauder.--Annie A. Sauder (nee Schrock) was born in LaGgange (as in the obituary) Co., Ind., Sept. 6, 1881; died at her home near Archbold, Ohio, Jan. 27, 1925; aged 43 y. 4 m. 21 d. She united with the Amish Mennonite Church at the age of 16, and lived an exemplary Christian life until the death angel came to call her to her heavenly home. On Nov. 22, 1903, she was united in marriage to Daniel J. Sauder. This union was blessed with three sons and four daughters. Two sons and two daughters preceded her to the spirit world. She leaves a sorrowing husband, one son (Eric), two daughters (Lucretia and Herma), an aged grandmother, father, three brothers, one sister, and many relatives and friends. Funeral at the Central A. M. Church near Archbold, Ohio, Jan. 30, conducted by E. L. Frey, O. S. Hostetler, and Daniel Kauffman. Buried in the Pettisville Cemetery.
"Jesus, guide our erring footsteps,
As our weary steps we tread,
That some day we'll meet our mamma,
In the palaces of God."
--By the family.

Wiker.--Christian Wiker was born Nov. 24, 1836; died of the infirmities of age at the home of his son-in-law, Alfred Snyder, Soudersburg, Pa., Jan. 17, 1925; aged 88 y. 1 m. 24 d. His companion and three children preceded him to the spirit world. He is survived by five children (Lydia, widow of the late Elias Hoover; Sarah, wife of Alfred Snyder, Oliver, Christian, and Cora, wife of Jacob Bachman); also twenty-nine grandchildren, and twenty-three great-grandchildren. Bro. Wiker with his wife united with the Mennonite Church a good many years ago, and was always a faithful member and regular attendant at services if possible. He was a good citizen, a good neighbor, a good friend, and a good Christian. He was keenly interested in his family, in his neighbors, in his Bible, and in his church. He had his chair in a sunny window in his daughter's home, where he was usually found with his Bible and his church paper when not out of doors or away from home. His mind was good until a few days before his death, and he realized what was before him and submissively awaited the end. Funeral services were held Jan. 20, with a short service at the home by Jacob H. Mellinger and John B. Senger, the latter speaking from Matt. 25:34. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.

Transcribed by Meg Gernhardt, Indiana.


Gospel Herald - Volume XVII, Number 46 - February 19, 1925 - pages 926, 927

Wambold.--Hannah, daughter of Abraham and Hannah (Wanner) Wambold, was born March 26, 1851; and died at Centreville, Ont., Jan. 30, 1925; aged 73 y. 10 m. 4 d. There are left to mourn her departure six brothers and one sister. Sister Wambold accepted Christ and united with the Mennonite Church more than fifty years ago, and remained a faithful Christian until she was called home. The funeral was held on Feb. 2 from the home of her niece, Mrs. N. Schaefer, 20 Eby St., Kitchener, to the First Mennonite Church for services, and adjoining cemetery for burial. The services were in charge of Bro. Oscar Burkholder.

Cantwell.--Dorris D., son of Sanford and Nettie Cantwell, Eldon, Mo., died of bronchial pneumonia, in addition to whooping cough, Jan. 29, 1925; aged 1 y. 11 m. 1 d. He was buried at Purvis, Mo., Jan. 31. Donald G., his twin brother, followed him to that brighter home four days later, having died of the same disease. He was buried beside his brother Feb. 4. They leave a baby sister, father, mother, one grandfather, and two grandmothers, besides other relatives and friends. Burial services were conducted by E. C. Mowman of Carver, Mo. Texts, Matt. 19:14 and Job 1:21, two latter clauses, respectively.

Zook.--Benjamin, son of John R. and Mary (Lauber) Zook, near Tofield, Alberta, died at his home Dec. 19, 1924; aged 11 m. 1 d. His death was caused by scarlet fever, after an illness of three days. He leaves parents, one sister (Ida), grandparents, 10 uncles, 7 aunts, 2 great-great-uncles. On account of the contagious disease no funeral services were held. Memorial held later (Text, Psa. 39:4) by N. E. Roth and by J. K. Lehman. Text, Luke 12:32.
"All is over, hands are folded
On a quiet peaceful breast;
All is over, pains are ended,
Now dear Benjamin is at rest."
--By an Aunt.

Weber.--Noah Weber was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., Sept. 24, 1835; died at Strasburg, Ont., Jan. 26, 1925; aged 89 y. 4 m. 2 d. He was united in marriage with Elizabeth Kolb Apr. 4, 1858, who predeceased him in 1885. To this union were born nine children, three having preceded him to the glory world. There remain to mourn his loss six children, 28 grandchildren, and 53 great-grandchildren. Brother Weber united with the Mennonite Church nearly thirty years ago and remained true to the faith until God called him home. The funeral was held from his late home in Strasburg on Jan. 28, to the Weber Meeting house for services and adjoining cemetery for burial. Services conducted by Bro. Oscar Burkholder.

Guenther.--Lucile Deloris, infant daughter of Birt and Virgie Guenther of near Dagmar, Mont., died at their home Feb. 2; aged 4 weeks. When she was only one week old she contracted whooping cough, which was the cause of her death. She was the only daughter in a large circle of grandchildren. She leaves her parents, three brothers, and grandparents to mourn her early death.
"Only a little blossom,
Plucked for heaven's shore,
Planted by the Master,
To bloom forever more."
Funeral at the house conducted by L. A. Kauffman. Text, Mark 10:13-16. Interment in cemetery nearby.

Miller.--Barbara, widow of John L. Miller, Lancaster, Pa., was born Aug. 5, 1822; died Feb. 5, 1925; aged 102 y. 6 m. Two daughters survive, as well as a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The daughters are Fannie and Mrs. Elizabeth Snavely. Sister Miller was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for 73 years. She was remarkably well preserved both mentally and physically until her recent illness, retaining her faculties perfectly up to the very last hour of her life. She could easily have been taken for a woman of 75 or 80 years of age, having less wrinkles than many at the above ages. Funeral services were conducted by Bishop Daniel Lehman and Pre's David H. and John H. Mosemann. Interment at Millersville Mennonite burying grounds.

Kauffman.--Clayton H. Kauffman was born in McAlisterville, Pa., Aug. 10, 1904; died in Harrisonburg, Va., Jan. 30, 1925; aged 20 y. 5 m. 20 d. He leaves mother, step-father, 2 brothers, 2 sisters, 1 step-brother, and 1 step-sister. He, in company with some of the brethren and sisters, went to take the six-weeks Bible course at Harrisonburg, Va., and while there took pneumonia, which was the cause of his death. He was baptized and received into the church May 4, 1918, and lived a faithful and obedient life ever since. His mother and one sister were called to his sick-bed a few days before he passed away. Funeral services were held at the E. M. S., before the body was sent home, and at the Lauver's Church on Feb. 3, by Menno Brubaker and W. W. Graybill. May God's richest blessing attend the sorrowing friends.

Clemmer.--Asher Elmer, son of Elmer and Alice Clemmer of Spring Mount, Pa., died Jan. 15, 1925; aged 10 y. 4 m. 6 d. He was fatally injured by being run over by a truck. Funeral on Monday, Jan. 19, in the Salford Mennonite meeting house, was largely attended. Nearly all his school comrades were there. Serviced conducted by H. Clemmer, R. Alderfer, J. Clemens, and J. Minicher. Asher is sadly missed by all. He is survived by 2 sisters and 6 brothers. He suffered nearly 24 hours.
"Safe in the arms of Jesus,
Safe from corroding care,
Safe from the world's temptations,
Sin can not harm him there.
Free from the blight of sorrow,
Free from all doubts and fears,
There by his lover o'ershaded,
Sweetly my soul shall rest."
--By Grandmother.

Detweiler.--Sister D. Katie Detweiler, wife of Elmer Detweiler, was vorn (as in obituary) Jan. 6, 1884, near Telford, Pa., died Jan. 20, 1925 (aged 41 y. 14 d.); after an illness of two weeks. She was a member of the Rockhill Mennonite Church and remained a faithful sister in the Church. There remain to mourn her early departure her husband, one son (Weston), and one daughter (Laura Mae), her aged mother, one sister, and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the home Jan. 25, with further services at the Rockhill Mennonite Church, conducted by Bro. Alfred A. Detweiler and Bro. Edwin A. Souder. Text, Psa. 37:5. She is gone but not forgotten.
"Dearest sister, thou hast left us,
Here thy loss we deeply feel;
But 'tis God that hath bereft us,
He can all our sorrows heal."
By the Sister.

Miller.--Nora Elizabeth Miller was born April 22, 1885; died Dec. 30, 1924; aged 39 y. 8 m. 8 d. She is survived by her husband John D. Miller, two daughters, one son, her father and mother D. W. and Annie Maust, five brothers and four sisters. She was the second of twelve children. She had been ailing for some time, but the family and neighbors had good hopes that she would soon be well when a sudden change took place. She was hurried to the hospital and the doctors did all they could but could not help her. She suffered great pain, and in her agony looked at her husband and asked, "Is no one praying for me?" He said there was. Yet with all the pain she was concerned about her children. Funeral at the Springs Mennonite Church to which she united when she was young. Serviced conducted by G. D. Miller, assisted by Ed. Miller and L. P. Young. Text, II Cor. 1:3, 4.

Mosemann.--Elizabeth Herr Mosemann was born in Bayern, Germany, Aug. 25, 1842; died at her home in Lancaster, Pa., Jan. 9, 1925, in her 83rd year. She came to America in her youth, living for some time with relatives in Ohio. She later returned to Lancaster where she was married to Philip Mosemann. To this union were born eleven children, eight of whom survive her. They are as follows: David, Phillip, Lena, John, Elizabeth, Christian, Barbara, and Abram. Her husband preceded her in death one year and three days. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church from her youth. It was her earnest desire that her children turn to the Lord early in life. The Lord granted her this request and all were brought to Christ in their teens. The funeral services were conducted on Monday, Jan. 12, in the E. Chestnut St. Mennonite Church by Bishops David Lehman, Benj. Weaver and Pre. Jacob E. Brubaker. Interment at Mellinger's cemetery.

Ringler.--Mary Katharine Ringler was born Aug. 3, 1880; died Feb. 4, 1925; aged 44 y. 6 m. 1 d. She came to her sudden death by drowning. She was carrying water from the river for the cows, and started to walk across when the ice broke where the water was deep. No one saw this happen, but when she did not return to the house they searched for her, but did not find her until the next day. She had made her will stating because of the uncertainty of life she wanted to be ready when the time comes. The neighbors and friends realize that the Levi Kinsinger family deserve much credit for adopting her when a little child, and training and teaching her with the same care as their own child. When she came to the years of knowing right from wrong she united with the Mennonite Church and was a faithful member. This sad accident occurred just above the covered bridge near the Casselman Church, 2 miles south of Grantsville, Md. The funeral was held at the Casselman Church on Feb. 7, conducted by G. D. Miller, assisted by M. B. Miller. The call is to the living to be ready.

King.--Leona Mae, daughter of Irvin J. and Cora E. King, was born in Halifax Co., Va., Jan 4, 1913; died in Montgomery Co., P., Jan. 10, 1925; aged 12 y. 6 d. During the last four winters she suffered attacks of inflammatory rheumatism, leaving her heart in a weakened condition. Two weeks before death she took la grippe which developed into congestion of the lungs, proving fatal. She leaves father, mother, three brothers, one sister, besides many relatives and friends. On Oct. 5 she was received into the Amish Mennonite Church by water baptism, having accepted Christ as her Savior a short time before. Only a brief life, but the few months of her Christian life were well spent and full of heavenly joy. Funeral services at East Vincent Mennonite Church near Spring City, Pa., Jan. 15, conducted by Brethren John A. Kennel, John S. Mast, and Amos Kolb. Text, Job 1:21. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
"We miss thee from our home, dear Sister,
We miss thee from thy place,
A shadow o'er our life is cast,
We miss the sunshine of they face."

King.--Christian King was born in Butler Co., Ohio, Oct. 13, 1840; died at his home in Deer Creek, Ill., Nov. 23, 1924; aged 84 y. 1 m. 10 d. He was married to Phoebe Zehr Nov. 7, 1867. To this union were born 9 children (Mrs. Mary Heiser, Joseph, Jacob, Samuel, John, Mrs. Elizabeth Heiser, Mrs. Phoebe Heiser). Two sons (Christian and Andrew) preceded him in death. On April 16, 1897, his wife was called to the great beyond. Later, in 1901, he was married to Mrs. Kate Oesch, who was called by death in 1903. In the year 1904 he was again married to Mrs. Lydia Lehman, who with 7 children, 21 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, 1 brother (John King), 1 sister (Barbara), also a host of relatives and friends are left to mourn his departure. The deceased united with the Mennonite Church in his youth and was ordained to the ministry in 1899 at the Goodfield congregation, where he remained a faithful worker in the Lord's vineyard until death called him to his reward. The funeral services were held from the M. E. Church at Deer Creek, Bro. Samuel Gerber of Tremont and Bro. J. A. Heiser of Fisher, Ill., officiating.

Steckley.--Rachel Steckley (nee Kuepfer) was born Aug. 29, 1867, near St. Agatha, Ont.; died at the home of her sister, Mrs. C. C. Steckley near Albany, Oreg., Jan. 23, 1925; aged 57 y. 4 m. 25 d. She was united in marriage to David Steckley and lived in matrimony 32 years. She is survived by a sorrowing husband, son, mother, sister, relatives and friends. The deceased had been in good health until a short time before she died. She suffered much pains at times, but a week before she passed away she wanted to be anointed. The elder was called and he anointed her and prayed, and the pains all left her. But she gradually got weaker and weaker, until she peacefully fell asleep in Jesus. Sister Steckley united with the A. M. Church in her early youth and remained a faithful member till death. Her desire was to leave this world and be with Christ.
"Our kind and lover mother's gone,
To join the saints on yonder shore;
She left her loved ones here alone,
Her footsteps we shall hear no more."
Funeral services were held at the Albany Mennonite Church, Jan. 26, conducted by N. A. Lind (Text, Jno. 14:16-19) and J. A. Heatwole, La Junta, Colo. (Text, Psa. 25:1-5). This was the sister's own text. Interment in Riverside Cemetery.

Denlinger.--Elias B. Denlinger was born near Leaman Place, Pa., Oct. 15, 1843; died at Kinzer, Pa., Jan. 22, 1925; aged 81 y. 3 m. y d. In early life he connected himself with the Mennonite church, of which he was a faithful member at the time of his death. Dec. 10, 1868 he was married to Elizabeth H. Weaver, who survives. To this union 5 children were born all living (Mrs. Martin D. Kurtz, Mrs. Amos Hershey, David W., J. Frank, and Emanuel W.); also 4 brothers, 24 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren. In 1869 he engaged in farming, which occupation he followed until 1900, at which time he retired, but in his old age was very active in the duties of life. Feb. 2, 1924 he was stricken with paralysis, which left him helpless. All was done that loving hands could do to make him comfortable, but the Lord in his own good way saw fit to call him peacefully home, where there will be no more suffering or distress, but happiness and peace at God's right hand. O how his heart would bleed with tears of joy, when our beloved ministers would visit him, read a portion of Scripture and offer a word of prayer. Funeral services were held at Kinzers Mennonite Church Jan. 26. A scripture reading by Bro. Amos Hoover at the home with further services at the church by Bro. John B. Senger and Bro. C. M. Brackbill. Texts, II Tim. 4:7, 8; I Cor. 15:53-57. Interment in Hersheys Cemetery.
Go to thy rest, dear Father,
Go to thy dreamless bed.
God grant that we,
May pass so calmly,
To the realms of glory beyond.
J. F. D.

Steiner.--Sister Fianna Steiner, who had been a resident of Whiteside Co., Ill., for the past 56 years, passed away at her late home in Morrison, Ill., Feb. 4, 1925. Death was due to complications from which she suffered for one week although she had been an invalid since Apr. 17, 1921 having been stricken with a paralytic stroke at that time. She was a loving mother, a true friend, and a good neighbor. She was very patient during all her illness, thus proving the pure Christian spirit. In 1860 she united with the Mennonite Church. When told that her stay on earth would be short she said, "That's good, then I can go home." Fianna Longanecker was born near Orrville, Ohio, Feb. 2, 1841, being 84 y. 2 d. at the time of her death. She was united in marriage to Adam Steiner Sept. 23, 1858. They came to the vicinity of Morrison in 1869 and settled on a farm. In 1904 they moved to Morrison where on Feb. 12, 1911, her husband passed away. For a number of years she cared for her aged blind mother (Mrs. Lydia Longanecker) with an untiring devotion. She was the mother of nine children, eight of whom are surviving. These are Mrs. Elsie Deter, Jacob W., Leander S., Mrs. Lydia Green, Noah W., Mrs. Anna Jamison, Daniel L., and Mrs. Eva Fisk. William passed away June 2, 1902. In addition to these members of her immediate family there are 24 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by three brothers (Joseph, Henry, and Samuel Longanecker) and four sisters (Mrs. Nancy Null, Mrs. Lydia Gsell, Mrs. Mariah Browand, and Mrs. Rebecca Nice). Funeral services were held at her home Feb. 8, with further services at the Mennonite Church in charge of Bro. John Nice and Bro. Aaron Good. Text, II Cor. 5:1, 2, 3. Interment in cemetery adjoining.

Transcribed by Meg Gernhardt, Indiana.


Gospel Herald - Volume XVII, Number 47 - February 26, 1925, page 943

Yost. - John Yost was born July 15, 1835; in Lancaster Co., Pa.; died at his home in Intercourse, Pa., Jan.4, 1925; aged 89 y. 5 m. 19 d. He leaves 4 sons, 4 daughters, and 9 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Jan. 7 at the home by John A. Kennel and at Millwood Church by Christian King and Daniel Stoltzfus.

Shenk. - Miriam Jane, child of Clarence and Blanche Shenk of near Witmer, Pa., died with pneumonia Jan. 19, 1925; aged 9 m. 2 d. Besides her parents she is survived by these brothers and sisters: Melvin J., Claire, Blanche Evelyn, and Mildred. Services were held at Mellingers Mennonite M. H. by brethren David and Sanford Landis. Text, Psa. 16:6. "Budded on earth to blossom in heaven."

Schrock. - William Kenneth, son of Clarence P. and Fannie Schrock, near Hubbard, Oreg., died Nov. 9, 1924; aged 1 d. He leaves father, mother, one brother, and many relatives and friends. "Sleep on dear child, And take your rest; God called you home, He thought it best.: Funeral services at the home Nov. 10, by Bros. E. Z. Yoder and D. B. Kauffman. Texts, Luke 18:15; John 14:13. Remains laid to rest in the Zion Cemetery. Bro. A. P. Troyer conducted the close of services.

Neuenschwander. - Benjamin, son of Abr. and Miriam Neuenschwander, was born near Berne, Ind., Aug. 1, 1904; died at his home near Dalton, O., Feb. 2, 1925; aged 20 y. 6 m. 1 d. He was not of robust health from childhood up, and was suffering with heart trouble although in his usual health. His death in a way was rather unexpected. He was baptized and received into the Swiss Mennonite Church April 2, 1920, and had been a faithful member until death. He leaves father, mother, five brothers, 5 sisters, and a host of other relatives. Funeral services were held Feb. 5, by Bro. C. N. Amstutz.

Swartz. - Susannah E. (Bergey), wife of Abram Swartz, was born Oct. 5, 1854; died Feb. 9, 1925; aged 70 y. 4 m. 3 d. She was united in matrimony to Abram Swartz Nov. 19, 1872. This union was blessed with ten children, four dying in infancy. She left a beloved husband, six children, many grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren. She has been a faithful member and much concerned for the welfare of the Church. She was a member of the Kitchener congregation. Her body was laid away at the Manheim Cemetery where Brethren C. F. Derstine and Manassah Hallman conducted the funeral service. Peace to her ashes awaiting the resurrection morn.

Leasa. - William Leasa was born in Southern Germany June 8, 1838; came with his parents to America when he was 8 years old, settling in Rockingham Co., Va., where he grew to manhood; married to Amanda Gibson Sept. 8, 1872; moved to Kansas in 1887, where he lived until 1911, he came to Cass Co., Mo., and in 1919 he moved to his late home near Blue Springs where he peacefully passed away Feb. 5, 1925; aged 86 y. 7 m. 28 d. He leaves a loving wife, 4 sons, 7 daughters, 37 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren. He united with the Church of the Brethren in early life to which faith he clung till death. Funeral services were conducted by Bro. Geo. Eller, assisted by Bro. J. D. Mininger. He was laid to rest in the Blue Springs Cemetery.

Wideman. - Lambert Alvin, beloved son of Bro. and Sister Ralph Wideman, died at his home near Richmond Hill, Ont.; aged 19 y. 4 m. 20 d. He suffered much from the after effects of scarlet fever which he contracted last April. Bronchitis and pleurisy at last was the cause of his death. Jesus was a precious friend to him and he left a bright evidence that all was well with his soul. He leaves two sisters, two brothers, father, mother, grandfather, two grandmothers, one brother-in-law and a niece. Funeral services were conducted by the brethren D. W. Heise and Alvin Winger. Text, Eccl. 12:1. Interment in Gormley Cemetery. "Dearest Lambert, thou hast left us, Here thy loss we deeply feel, But 'tis God who has bereft us, He can all our sorrows heal."

Wanner. - John Wanner died at his home, near Lititz, Pa., Jan. 31, 1925, after a nine days' illness of pneumonia; aged 55 y. 4 m. 6 d. When a young man, he with his wife (who was Miss Mary Zimmerman before marriage) united with the Mennonite Church, and was a faithful member to the end. He is survived by his widow and three children (Walter, Mable, wife of Abraham Landis, and Samuel). Three brothers also survive. The funeral was held Feb. 3 at the Landis Valley Church, conducted by Brethren N. L. Landis and J. W. Weaver. Texts, John 16:22, and Matt. 24:44. Burial in the adjoining cemetery. "Just a closing of the eyelids, Just a hush - why mourn and weep, So it, our heavenly Father, Giveth His beloved sleep." R. H. H.

Mast. - Mary A. Mast (nee Zook) was born in Wayne Co., Ohio, April 18, 1868; died at her home in Smithville, Ohio, Feb. 11, 1925; aged 66 y. 9 m. 22 d. She was united in marriage with Gus. A. Mast Dec. 24, 1882. To this union were born two sons and a daughter (Wm. F., Clement A., and Augusta May). Father preceded her in death. She leaves three children, three grandchildren, four brothers, two sisters, with many relatives and friends. She confessed Christ as her Savior when quite young, united with the Mennonite Church, with which body of believers she worshipped until called to her reward. She was a faithful and devoted sister in the Master's work. In her suffering she was patient and resigned, expressing peace with God. Services were conducted at the Oak Grove Church by the brethren, C. Z. Yoder, I. W. Royer, and J. S. Gerig. Text, Psa. 90:91. Interment in cemetery nearby. Peace to her ashes.

Hunsberger. - Mary Ann Shantz, beloved wife of Noah Hunsberger, was born Oct. 7, 1881; died Feb. 6, 1925; aged 43 y. 3m. 30 d. She united in holy matrimony with Noah Hunsberger March 1, 1905. To this union were born 1 daughter and 2 sons. The daughter predeceased her 15 years ago. She leaves to mourn her departure her sorrowing husband, 2 sons, 2 brothers, and 2 sisters. She was converted and united with the Mennonite Church at the age of 15, remaining faithful to the end. Before Sister Hunsberger passed away she had wonderful experiences of joy, asking constantly whether those at the bedside were not seeing the sights and hearing the singing. She committed her husband and sons to God, urging her husband to faithfully stay by the Word of God in his ministry. The funeral was held at the Waterloo Mennonite Church, Bros. Jonas Snyder and C. F. Derstine preaching the Word of comfort and life.

Shantz. - Rachel Harshberger was born at Dayton, Va., Oct. 11, 1852; died at her home near Hydro, Okla., Jan. 22, 1925; aged 72 y. 3 m. 11 d. On Dec. 29, 1881, at Lima, Ohio, she was united in marriage to Isaac Shantz who preceded her in death July 31, 1921. To this union were born 3 sons and 5 daughters. She has been a chronic sufferer from asthma and some time ago suffered a paralytic stroke which affected her right side. Several days before her death she contracted influenza which with the other complications caused her death. She leaves 3 sons, 5 daughters, and a host of friends. Funeral services held at the Pleasant View Church (of which she was a member) conducted by Alva Swartzendruber. Text, John 14:1. Interment in cemetery nearby. "Sweetly sleeps our dear mother, She with the Loved one gone before; May we all prepare to meet her, Her toils and cares are over. We hope again to meet thee on yonder shore. Gone, but not forgotten." From the family.

Stahl. - Bro. John Stahl was born in Somerset County, Pa., Sept. 9, 1847; died Dec. 14, 1924; aged 77 y. 3 m. 6 d. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for many years. For many years he was superintendent of the Sunday school and served in different other positions in the Church. When the Stahl congregation was organized, he was one of the original members and gave the plot of ground upon which the church is built. He was first married to Gertrude Miller, and to this union were born five daughters and one son. Two daughters are dead. Being preceded in death also by his wife, he was married to Lizzie Eash Miller, who died about four years ago. He is also survived by 25 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. He was always interested in the activities of the Church and rejoiced in her growth. As long as health permitted he was a very regular attendant and for many years was the principal chorister. As the evening of life was approaching, he made his home with his daughter, where he passed away. Funeral services were conducted in the home by S. G. Shetler and at the church by John W. Hess, S. G. Shetler, and W. C. Hershberger. Interment in the Stahl Cemetery.

Brubaker. - Abraham L. Brubaker was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Oct. 20, 1840; died of acute indigestion at the home of his son, Freeport, Ill., Feb. 11, 1925; aged 84 y. 3 m. 21 d. Bro. Brubaker was a faithful and devoted member of the Mennonite Church for 47 years. He was twice married - first to Mary E. Hime, on Jan. 30, 1868. She was called hence by the hand of death Jan. 11, 1869. To this union was born one son named Walter, with whom he resided at the time of his departure. Feb. 22, 1876, he was remarried to Sabina Reitzel, of Sterling, Ill. To this union was born one daughter which died in its childhood. His last wife preceded him in death, dying in March, 1917. Besides his son, he is survived by three brothers and two sisters (Benjamin, Daniel, and Rudolph Brubaker and Mrs. D. L. Ebersole, and Mrs. J. S. Shoemaker), five grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. Bro. Brubaker was loved by all who knew him because of his kind, cheerful, sunny disposition. He was very desirous to depart and be with Christ. In recent years he often expressed himself as being desirous to leave this world and go home to glory. While still enjoying good physical health he had made full arrangements for his funeral services. He had chosen Job 5:26 and II Tim. 4:6-8, as texts to be used at his funeral. Funeral was held Feb. 13, with a short service at the home, followed with a service at the Mennonite Church conducted by S. E. Graybill and A. C. Good. Interment in the Mennonite Cemetery.

Transcribed by: John Ingold, Indiana

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