Grube. Martin D. Grube died at the Mennonite Old People's Home near Lancaster, Pa.; aged 78 y. 9 m. 22 d. Funeral was held from his late home in New Holland on Jan. 29. Services by John W. Weaver and Noah N. Souder. He was a member of the Mennonite Church. He is survived by his widow and three sons and one daughter.
Weaver. Elmer B., son of Bro. And Sister Levi A. Weaver of New Holland, Pa., died after a brief illness of pneumonia: aged 2 y. 8 m. 24 d. Funeral services were held Feb. 13 at New Holland. Burial at Weaverland. Services conducted by Noah N. Souder and John W. Weaver. Little Elmer will be missed but not forgotten.
Garman. Dollie May, daughter of James Arthur and Pearl Garman, died near Kelso, Pa., Dec. 1924: aged one month. Her ailment was chicken-pox and then bronchial pneumonia developed, which took away the little life. Besides the parents and grandparents, 2 brothers and 1 sister survive. After services in the home by S.G. Shetler, the remains were taken to Kramer, Pa., where interment was made.
Trego. Sister Elizabeth, wife of John Trego, of Union Grove, Pa., peacefully fell asleep Jan. 9; aged 61 y. 5 m. 26 d. She has been for many years a faithful member of the Weaverland Mennonite Church. She leaves her husband and many friends to mourn her departure. Funeral was held on Jan. 13, preaching and interment at Goodville. Services by Brethren John M. Souder and John W. Weaver.
Kauffman. David D., son of Joel and Mary Kauffman,
was born Oct. 7, 1849; died Dec. 10, 1924; aged 75 y. 2 m. 3 d.
He leaves his companion, one daughter, four brothers, and four
sisters. He was of a family of nine children and the first one
to be called home. He united with the A.M. Church in his younger
years and remained steadfast. Funeral services were held near
Allensville, Pa., by J.B. Zook. Interment in the cemetery nearby.
By a sister.
Kauffman. On Jan. 23, 1925, near Wellman, Iowa, at the age of 21 days, occurred the death of Zearl Ellis, infant son and only child of Bro. Frank and Sister Erma Kauffman. The child was failing only a few hours and died quite suddenly and unexpectedly. A short funeral service was held at the home by Abner G. Yoder. Text, Mark 10:13-16. Burial in the West Union Cemetery. The heartfelt sympathy of many friends is extended to the sorrowing parents in their sad bereavement.
Showalter. William C., son of the late Michael and Elizabeth Showalter, was born Oct. 30, 1869; died at Harrisonburg, Va., Feb 19, 1925; aged 55 y. 3 m. 19 d. Two weeks before death he took the influenza which developed into congestion of the lungs, proving fatal. He leaves his wife, eleven children, four brothers, and four sisters. Two children died in infancy. He had been a member of the Mennonite Church for many years. Funeral services were held from the Presbyterian church in Harrisonbury, conducted by J.L. Stauffer, assisted by B.F. Wilson. Interment in Woodbine Cemetery.
Weaver. Sister Mary Katharine, daughter of Wm. H. and Lydia Weaver, and grandaughter of Bishop Benjamin Weaver, peacefully passed away on Feb. 5, at her parents' home at Union Grove; aged 22 y. 9 m. 29 d. She had been an invalid for some years. She was converted and united with the Mennonite Church in her young years, being faithful unto death. She leaves her parents, two sisters and four brothers to mourn her early departure. Funeral services were held at Goodville on Feb. 9, where a very large concourse of people assembled to pay the last tribute of respect to the remains of a young disciple. Services conducted by John M. Souder and John W. Weaver.
Hunsberger. Erma, daughter of Eli and Edna Hunsberger,
was born at Wakarusa, Ind., July 31, 1916; died Feb. 19, 1925,
at Elkhart, Ind.; aged 8 y. 6 m. 18 d. She took sick Feb. 17,
her case being serious. She was at once removed to the General
Hospital at Elkhart, where she passed away. She leaves parents,
3 brothers, grandparents, and many relatives and friends. Erma
was of a bright, sunshiny disposition, loved by all who met her.
The funeral was largely attended on Sunday afternoon, Feb. 22,
conducted by the writer from the text, I Cor. 15:26. Burial at
the Olive cemetery. God bless the bereaved parents and family.
Surely in the midst of health we meet death.
Brydge. Thelma Louise, daughter of Lonie and Junnie
Brydge was born in Augusta county, near Lyndhurst, Va., January
17, 1920: died at her home Feb. 21, 1925. Death was due to severe
burns which she received on her limbs and abdomen when she accidentally
caught on fire. She lived only three days. She leaves father,
mother, two sisters, three brothers, two grandmothers and many
relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Feb. 22 by Bro.
A.P. Heatwole. Text, Marr. 19:13-15. Remains laid to rest in Mt.
"Sweetly sleeps our dear, dear Therma,
With the loved ones gone before:
May we all prepare to meet her
Over on the other shore."
By the family.
Lantz. Elisaveth Lantz (nee Wyse) was born Feb 20, 1845 near Archbold, Ohio; died at her home at Archbold, Ohio, Feb 13, 1925: aged 79 y. 11 m. 23 d. She was united in marriage to Jacob Lantz, July 27, 1876. To this union was born one son (Ora). Their married life was brief, Mr. Lantz departing this life about four years after their marriage. After the death of her husband, she devoted her life to her son, with whom she lived until her death. At an early age she accepted Christ as her Saviour, joining the A.M. Church, where she remained a faithful member to the end. She leaves her son, five grandchildren, four sisters, five brothers, and many relatives and friends. Funeral services Feb. 16, at the Central A.M. Church, conducted by Henry Rychener and S.D. Grieser. Text, John 5: 24-29. Interment in Eckley Cemetery.
Byler. Elisabeth Anna Byler (nee Detweiler) was born in Lawrence Co., Pa., May 8, 1864. At the age of eight years she with her parents moved to Wayne Co., O.; died Feb 22, 1925; aged ; 60 y. 9 m. 14 d. At the age of sixteen she accepted Christ as her Savior, united with the Amish Mennonite Church, and always remained faithful. On Nov. 12, 1894, she united in marriage with A.L. Byler. To this union were born two sons (Raymond E. and Orie J.) and one daughter (Salome M.). Seven years ago her sister (Mary) died, leaving an infant daughter named Gladys Elisabeth Zook. These parents received her, and shared with her the comforts of their home. Besides these children there remain a loving father, 3 sisters (Mrs. Barbara Fetter, Mrs. Nancy Berkey, and Mrs. Fannie King), one brother (Jacob Detwiler), and 4 grandchildren; also many friends and neighbors. Funeral service was held at the Oak Grove Church, Smithville, Ohio, by J.S. Gerig, C.Z. Yoder, and Aaron Heistand. Text, Isa. 66:13.
Shank. Rudy R. Shank was born Sept. 9, 1902; Died Feb. 19, 1925; aged 22 y. 5 m. 10 d. He is survived by his mother (Sophia Shank), seven brothers, four sisters, and his grandfather (C.B. Brenneman). His father preceded him about 13 years. The following are the names of his brothers and sisters: Elmer, Susanna R., Jacob B., Ira A., Laura A., Otho B., Ellen I., Erasmus C., Effie M., Noah O., and Timothy B. Besides these are many relatives and friends. He met death by an accident in the following manner: His automobile was struck by the 5:40 westbound passenger train at a crossing just west of Scott's Crossing, near Elida, the machine was hurled a distance of about 20 yards and the lifeless body was found near the machine. Thus ends the life of dear young friend. King David said, "There is but a step between me and death." Funeral services were held Sunday, Feb. 22, at the home by Bro J.M. Shenk and at the church by Bros. Perry E Brunk, Andrew Brenneman, Ben B. King, and ______ Wilding. It was estimated that it was the largest funeral ever held at the Salem Church.
Shetler. Anna Hershberger Shetler was born in
Somerset county, Pa., June 18, 1862; died at her late home in
Kalona, Iowa, Feb. 3, 1925; aged 62 y. 7 m 16 d. On Dec. 28, 1884,
she was united in marriage to Peter D. Shetler. To this union
4 children were born; namely, Mrs. I.P. Yoder, Alvin, Milton,
and Lloyd, who with the husband and an adopted daughter (Blanche,
at home), remain to mourn the loss of a devoted Christian companion
and mother. Besides these she leaves 15 grandchildren, 3 sisters,
and 3 brothers. Her death was caused by a cancer which developed
very rapidly the last several months. Fully realizing the seriousness
of her condition she submissively resigned herself to the will
of God. She united with the Mennonite Church in her youth and
was a faithful and consistent member until death. She was a great
lover of spiritual singing, and during her last illness called
for the young people to come and sing for her, which she very
much appreciated and enjoyed. She was a kind neighbor, of a cheerful
disposition, making life brighter and more worth while for those
with whom she mingled. She was much concerned for the spiritual
welfare of her family, and her dying testimony and admonition
will be a great source of comfort in this time of bereavement.
Funeral services were held from the East Union Church on Friday
afternoon, conducted by Joe C. Brenneman, D.D. Miller, and D.J.
Fisher. Text II Tim. 4:7,8. Interment in the East Union Cemetery.
"Oh, mother, dear, 'twas hard to part;
It almost broke out aching heart
To part with one we loved so well;
Our grief so great no tongue can tell."
Yordy. Joseph, son of Peter and Mary Yordy, was
born near Pekin, Ill., Nov. 7, 1857; died at his home in Eureka,
Ill., Feb. 19, 1925; aged 67 y. 3 m. 12 d. In boyhood he moved
with his parents to Roanoke, Ill. On Jan 1, 1882, he was married
to Elizabeth Roeschley. To this union were born three daughters
(Ella, Anna, and Mrs. Josephine Schrock), and six sons (Aaron,
Ezra, Walter, Jonas, Alvin, and Lewis). After his marriage he
lived one year near Roanoke, fifteen years near Flanagan, twelve
years near Fisher, and the remaining years in Woodford county.
In his early manhood he united with the Mennonite Church and had
a ringing Christian testimony to the end. He served the Church
as a faithful deacon since 1920. Singing always found a great
place in his life, and he always took an active part in worshiping
God in song. Although never very strong physically, yet he had
a strong faith in the living God and lived a stable consistent
Christian life. Since Christmas he suffered much. Often during
the last few months he longed for eternal rest. He was conscious
to the last, although unable to speak, and showed great calmness
the last hours of his life on earth. His desire is fulfilled now,
for he has gone where "there shall be no more death, neither
sorrow, not crying, neither shall there be any more pain."
He leaves his wife, nine children, nine grandchildren, one brother
(Jacob, of Flanagan), two sisters (Barbara, of Eureka, and Mrs.
Chris. Bachman of Cazenovia), many relatives and friends. Funeral
services at the Roanoke Mennonite Church Feb 22, 1925, conducted
by Brothers A.A. Schrock and H.R. Schertz. Text John 11:25. Interment
in cemetery nearby.
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Gospel Herald - Vol. XVII, No. 49 - March 12, 1925 - pages 991, 992
Fisher. Ruth Eileen, daughter of Freeman and Nellie (Detweiler) Fisher, died Feb. 18, 1925; aged 9 m. 13 d. she had been sick about five days of pneumonia. God saw that nine months and thirteen days on this earth was long enough. God gave her to us and we humbly submit to His will. She leaves father, mother, three brothers (Lloyd, Dale, Joe Arthur), and one sister (Ruby). Funeral services were held Friday at South Union Church near West Liberty, Ohio, with the brethren A.I.Yoder and Levi Plank officiating. "Budded on earth to bloom in heaven."
Eby. Susanna Eby passed peacefully away on the
eve of Feb. 22, 1925, after spending one week in bed, due to the
infirmities of age; aged 92 y. 4 m. 22 d. She was married three
times and in survived by these children: Abram and Henry Hege,
Mrs. David Lehman (with whom she had her home for the last twenty
years), and these stepchildren: W.W. Hege, Elam Eby, Mrs. Frank
Brunk, Amon and John Eby: also 24 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren,
and many step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Funeral services
and interment at the Marion Mennonite Church conducted by Bros.
George Ernst and George Keener. Texts, Isaiah 60:20; Zechariah
"Grandmother's chair is vacant,
Grandmother's voice is hushed;
Grandmother, thy toils are o'er,
Peacefully sleep 'neath the dust." ..... by a Granddaughter
Ressler. Simon J. Ressler was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Oct. 13, 1842; died Feb 9, 1925; aged 83 y. 3 m. 27 d. He was married to Elizabeth Herr, who died 10 years ago. To this union were born 8 children, 7 of whom survive. He was the oldest of a family of 13 children, J.A. Ressler of Scottdale, Pa., being the youngest. He was a member of the Mennonite Church, having been janitor at Mechanics Grove Church for many years, and also an active worker in the Sunday School. Services at the house near Refton, Feb 12, conducted by the brethren Frank Herr and Abram Metzler, and at New Providence Mennonite Church by Christian Brubaker and Abram Metzler. Text, I Thess. 4:17 18.
"According to the Savior's call,
He has gone and left us all;
But we'll strive in peace and love,
To meet him in that world above." ......... By his son, Aaron O. Ressler.
Smoker. Omer Mast, son of Elam and Elizabeth (Mast) Smoker. Christiana, Pa., died Feb. 12, 1925; aged 10 m. 6 d. he leaves father, mother, one brother (Arthur), one sister (Pauline), two grandfathers, one grandmother, and one step-grandmother, one great-grandfather and grandmother, and a host of relatives and friends. Little Omer was a bright, loving little fellow with a smile for everyone. He took sick on Feb. 3 with pneumonia, which later turned into inflammation of the brain. He suffered the greatest agony for a week, scarcely sleeping any. God needed one more flower to bloom in His garden. Services at the house conducted by Bro. Amos Stoltzfus and at Millwood Church by Bro. John Stoltzfus and Bro. John Kennel. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
"Blessed Jesus, guide or erring footsteps,
As we tread the weary road;
That we'll meet our darling baby I
n the heavenly land above." .......... By an aunt.
Roth. Nicholas N. Roth was born in Fulton Co,
Ohio Feb. 9, 1850; died at his home north of Pettisville, Ohio,
Feb. 11, 1925; aged 75 y. 2 d. His first marriage was with Catherine
Grieser, who died after a short married life. His second marriage
was with Catherine Roth. With her he shared the joys and sorrows
of life for 45 years. To them were born 2 sons and 1 daughter
(Samuel, Enos, and Anna). Bro. Roth was of a family of 5 sons
and 4 daughters, of whom only one is now living. He leaves his
aged, sorrowing wife, three children, one sister, and many relatives
and friends. Bro. Roth was a faithful and consistent member of
the Amish Mennonite Church from his youth. Funeral services were
held Feb. 15 at the Central A.M. Church, conducted by Eli Frey
assisted by S.D. Grieser. Interment in Eckley Cemetery.
"Father, thou hast left us lonely,
Here thy loss we deeply feel;
But in God didst thou trust only,
He can all our sorrows heal."
Short. Dora Ann Short was born July 17, 1898;
died near Stryker, Ohio, Feb. 22, 1925; aged 26 y. 7 m. 5 d. Dora
was the daughter of Bro. Menno and Sister Delilah Short. She was
the second of a family of one son (Leland), and seven daughters
(Elsie, Leona, Orliss, Viola, Evelyn, and Bernice). She was married
to Bro. Eddie Short Jan. 31, 1918. Three sons were born to this
union, of whom one is living (Hubert E.). She leaves her sorrowing
husband, an only son, father and mother, one brother, six sisters,
father-in-law and mother-in-law, together with a host of relatives
and friends. Sister Dora accepted Jesus as her personal Savior
and was received by baptism in the Amish Mennonite Church, March
21, 1915. Dora's quiet and unassuming Christian disposition endeared
her to all who knew her. Funeral services were held Feb. 25, at
the Lockport Church, conducted by H. Rychener and E.L. Frey. Text,
I Chron. 29:15; II Cor. 5:1. Interment in Lockport Cemetery.
"What is home without a mother?
What are all the joys we meet;
When her loving smiles no longer
Greets the coming of our feet?"
Herr. Amanda R., widow of Benjamin F. Herr, Lancaster, Pa., died Feb. 24, 1925. She was born Nov. 2, 1848. She was aged 77 y. 3 m. 22 d. her husband preced (*) her to the other world 4 years ago. Three daughters survive: Alice, wife of Joseph M. Nissley; Mary, wife of Harry H. Brenneman; and Stella, wife of John M. Rutter. She has left us, never to return. No more shall we see her familiar figure sitting at her post of duty. No more shall she meet us with a smile. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church, served her Master early in life, and ever aimed to imitate His peaceful nature to the end. She was anxiously looking forward to her departure, but with submission waited for the Lord's appointed time. Shall we mourn at our loss? We shall not wish her back again, but we shall aim to meet her. The funeral services were conducted by Bro. Daniel Gish at the house and by Bros. Daniel Gish and John Mosemann at the church in Millersville. They spoke from Rev. 22: 1-9. Their subject was heaven This subject was much loved by the departed one. Her desire was ever to receive all the knowledge available relating to the heavenly bodied. ............. A daughter.
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Mullet. Esther, infant daughter of Bro. And Sister
David Mullet, of Bloomfield, Mont., fell asleep in Jesus Feb.
24; aged 1 m. 14 d. She leaves parents, 1 sister and 5 brothers.
Services were conducted by L.S. Glick, of Minot, N. Dak., at the
Red Top school house (usual place of worship). Interment in cemetery
"Only a little blossom,
Plucked for Heaven's shore,
Planted by the Master,
To bloom forevermore."
Short. Ella Short (nee Short) was born Jan 18,
1877, near Archbold, Ohio; died in Wauseon, Ohio, Feb. 11, 1925;
aged 48 y. 24 d. She took sick on Saturday, Feb 7, and on Monday
she underwent an operation at the Wauseon Hospital, passing away
on Wednesday night. She was united in marriage to Eli P. Short,
Dec, 29, 1896. To this union were born 9 children (Bertha, Charles,
Wilbur, Orvil, Ilba, Elton, Dora, Nola and Rollin). Elton preceded
mother in death about 18 years. She leaves husband, 4 daughters,
4 sons, 2 grandchildren, her aged father, step-mother, 2 brothers,
2 sisters, and a host of relatives and friends. Her mother, 2
sisters, and 3 brothers preceded her in death. In her youth she
gave herself to Christ and joined the A.M. Church of which she
remained a member until death. Funeral services were held Feb.
15 at the Central A.M. Church, near Archbold, Ohio, conducted
by E.M. Slagle and S.D. Grieser. Texts, Psa. 17:15 and Matt. 6:20.
Interment in the Lockport Cemetery.
"In the darkness of night
God's messenger came,
And gently released
Our mother from pain."
Petersheim. Mary, wife of John K. Petersheim,
was born Nov. 15, 1888; died at her home near Intercourse, Pa.,
Jan. 28, 1925; aged 36 y. 2 m. 13 d. She was sick eleven days
of pneumonia. On Nov. 30, 1909, she was united in marriage to
John K. Petersheim. Besides her sorrowing husband she leaves 3
children (Emma L., Enos S., and Isaac K.). She is also survived
by her parents (Isaac K. and Rebecca Stotzfus), 1 brother and
four sisters. Mary united with the Old Order Amish Church in her
girlhood and remained a faithful member until death. One of her
greatest pleasures was to attend church services. She was an affectionate
wife and mother and always had a smile for everybody, which smile
she had on her face as she went into her grave. She will be missed
by her wide circle of friends, but most of all in the home, which
is now so dark without wife and mother. May the Lord bless and
comfort those who so deeply mourn her loss. Services were held
at the home by John B. Petersheim and Aaron Esh. Interment in
the Beiler Cemetery near Ronks, Pa.
"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."
Stutzman. Dillon Dunner 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 host of friends. His death was caused by scarlet fever. Private
services at the house conducted by H.D. Clark. Interment in the
"God has given, and He has taken,
Born on earth to bloom in heaven."
Lehman. Mrs. Peter Lehman was born March 15, 1835; died Feb. 12, 1925; aged 89 y. 10 m. 27 d. She is survived by one son (Aaron, with whom she resided), thirteen grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Sister Lehman was a faithful member of the Stauffer Mennonite Church. In her declining years she had a desire to depart this life and be with Christ which is far better. Funeral services were conducted at her son's home and at Stauffer Mennonite Church near Bachmanville, Pa., Feb 15, 1925, by Bishops Jno.Ebersole and Noah Risser. Text, Rev. 7:13,14.
Kauffman. David D. Kauffman was born in Mifflin
Co., Pa., Oct 7, 1849; and quietly passed away at his home in
Allenville, Pa., Dec 10, 1924, after an illness of six months;
aged 75 y. 2 m. 3 d. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite
Church, a man of upright character, conscientious in his business
relations toward his fellowman, and a kind husband and father.
He is survived by his wife, one daughter (Ruth), one step-son
(David Zook), one step-daughter (Mrs. Marion Esh), four brothers,
four sisters and many relatives and friends. Funeral services
were held in the Allenville A.M. church Dec. 13, conducted by
Bros. J.R. Zook and E.H. Kanagy. Burial in the cemetery nearby.
"Sweetly sleeps dear father,'
With loved ones gone before;
May we all prepare to meet him
On yonder peaceful shore."
Blough. Annie Wingard Blough, beloved wife of
Pre. L.A. Blough of Holsopple, Pa., was born March 16, 1862; died
of cancer in Memorial Hospital, Johnstown, Pa., Feb. 14, 1925;
aged 62 y. 10 m. 28 d. She united with the Mennonite Church in
1881 and was a faithful member until death. She was married to
L.A. Blough Jan. 2 1881. Th this union were born 10 children.
Four preceded her to the better world. Wesley died Dec. 8, 1887;
Bertha, Sept. 9, 1890; Sallie, Sept. 17, 1890; Ruth, Sept. 19,
1908. She is survived by a sorrowing husband and the following
children: Polly, wife of Edward Thomas; Susie, wife of Sem K.
Eash; Katie, wife of Homer Baer; Margaret, wife of Lawrence Speigle;
and Elsie and Edith at home. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren,
a step-mother, and the following brothers and sisters: Levi J.
Wingard, Pre. Hiram Wingard, Elias Wingard, John Wingard, Christiana,
wife of John Miller; Jennie, wife of Bishop William Graybill;
Alice, wife of John Hummel; Emma, wife of Charles Fredericks;
and Katie at home. Sister Blough was always closely attached to
and much interested in her family and the Church and will be much
missed in the home for her kind counsel and help. But we humbly
submit to God's will who knoweth what is best. Funeral services
were conducted at the Blough Church on Feb. 16, by Bros. Jas.
Saylor, S.G. Shetler and Harry C. Blough. Buried in cemetery near
"Oh Mother, 'tis lonesome without you,
And sad is the weary way;
For life is not the same to us
Since you were called away."
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Eshleman. - Harold Leroy Eshleman of Maugansville, Md., passed suddenly away on March 5, 1925, aged 14 y. 10 m. 22 d. He not only left behind, the affections and anxiety of a mother and family but the entire community - especially his schoolmates were shocked by his sudden departure, having had pneumonia only a few days. His kind, unassuming and innocent temperament won for him a large circle of playmates and friends; with an evidence of having entered the haven, just ahead of the storm. Burial at Reiffs Church on Sunday afternoon, the 8th, in the presence of a large assembly of friends. Services were conducted by C. R. Strite and John F. Grove. Text, II Kings 20:1. C. R. S.
Guth. - Magdalena Albrecht, was born near her late home in Flanagan, Ill., Feb. 26, 1925; aged 41 y. 5 m. 8 d. In her youth she accepted Christ as her personal Savior, united with the Mennonite Church, and remained a faithful member in her quiet and unassuming way until called up higher. On Jan. 14, 1894, she was united in holy matrimony with Peter L. Guth. They lived on a farm east of Flanagan until in the fall of 1923 when they moved into Flanagan. She leaves her sorrowing husband, a son (Arthur), a daughter (Clara Slagel), one grandson, two sisters, one nephew (to whom she was as a mother), six brothers, and numerous relatives and friends among whom she was highly esteemed. Funeral services were conducted Mar. 1, from the residence thence to the Church in Waldo, by Bro. D. W. Slagel and Bro. J. D. Hartzler. Interment in the Waldo Cemetery.
Troyer. - Mary Ellen Troyer, was born in Holmes Co., Ohio, July 14, 1862; died at her home in Johnson Co., Iowa, Feb. 26, 1925; aged 62 y. 7 m. 12 d. At the age of two years she came with the family to the state of Michigan (where they lived for 9 years) coming to Johnson Co., Iowa, and locating on what is known as the Troyer homestead, where she grew to womanhood and lived all her life. She united with the Mennonite Church in her youth, and was a faithful and consistent member until death. Her father, mother, two sisters and one brother have preceded her in death. There remain to mourn her death, two sisters and three brothers (Katie, Joseph, Mrs. Frank Snider, Ira, and Jacob), and a host of relatives and friends. The funeral was held Feb. 28, from the Evangelical Church, conducted by S. C. Yoder, Joe C. Brenneman, M. E. Shank, and D. J. Fisher. Burial in the Peter Miller Cemetery.
Ruby. - Barbara Bender, beloved wife of Nichlaus Ruby, was born Feb. 26, 1859, in Waterloo Co., Ont.; died Feb. 13, 1925, at her late home in Perth Co., Ont.; aged 65 y. 11 m. 18 d. She was married to Nichlaus Ruby Jan. 25, 1881. To this union were born 4 sons and 1 daughter. She leaves her sorrowing husband, 4 sons, 1 daughter, 6 grandchildren, 1 brother, 2 sisters, an aged aunt, and a host of friends and relatives. In her young years she accepted Jesus as her personal Savior, joined the A. Mennonite Church, and was faithful to the end. Sister Ruby was of a quiet disposition. Her devoted Christian life talked louder than her words. In her sickness she was patient, enjoyed to repeat scripture verses and sacred songs, and was desirous to go over yonder to her heavenly home. The funeral was held on Feb. 17. Services conducted at the home by Peter Zehr, and at the Poole A. Mennonite Church by Jacob R. Bender and Peter Boshart. Text, Psa. 8:5. Interment in the cemetery nearby. P. B.
Bixler. - Sister Eliza Nussbaum Bixler was born near Berne, Ind., Nov. 20, 1887, and moved with her parents to Wayne Co., O., 22 years ago. On Nov. 7, 1912, she was united in marriage with John J. Bixler. Eight children were born to this union, three of those have preceded her to the realms beyond. The last son was born Feb. 14, who died 6 days later of scarlet fever, of which disease the family had been stricken. On Feb. 23, the mother also died of the influenza; aged 37 y. 3 m. 3 d. Because of the quarantine a private funeral was held the 25th. Short services were held by Bro. C. N. Amstutz. Interment at the Swiss Mennonite cemetery, of which church she had been a faithful member. She leaves her sorrowing husband, 4 sons, 1 daughter, 1 step-son, 1 step-daughter, father, 5 brothers, 4 sisters, and a host of other relatives and friends to mourn her early departure. She was a kind and loving mother and will be greatly missed. The family has the sympathy of their many friends and neighbors.
Steiner. - Anna V. Steiner (nee Burkholder) was born Sept. 15, 1867; died Feb. 23, 1925; aged 57 y. 5 m. 8 d. She was united in marriage to Peter R. Steiner Apr. 1, 1900. To this union were born 3 daughters (Velma, Icie, and Eva), and 1 son (Dayton). She leaves her loving companion, four children, and four step-children (Clarence, Earl, Dillia, and Mrs. Sylvia Stauffer), two sisters (Mrs. D. J. Yoder and Mrs. M. J. Smucker), one brother (E. U. Burkholder), and a host of relatives and friends. Her parents, two brothers and three sisters preceded her in death. She united with the Amish Mennonites in early life and was a faithful worker until the Master saw fit to relieve her from her sufferings, which were intense. Services were conducted by the brethren Enos Hartzler, C. Z. Yoder, J. S. Gerig, and I. W. Royer from Jas. 5:11 and Heb. 2:3. Interment in the Oak Grove Cemetery. "Mother, thou art sweetly resting, Gone from all thy toil and pain; Far from earth and all its wrestling, Thou didst now they crown obtain."
Rohrer. - Herman Jacob, son of Bro. John S. and Sister Susanna E. Rohrer, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Apr. 27, 1897; died Mar. 1, 1925; aged 27 y. 10 m. 2 d. Herman with a friend had been skating for about an hour on a pond near Media, Pa. They were coming off the ice when he tripped and fell, breaking the ice. He called for his companion to throw him a rail, but he sank before the boy could give him any assistance. The body was recovered in less than an hour after the accident occurred. He leaves his parents and the following brothers and sisters: J. Hershey, Margie H., Esther (wife of Hiram Phenneger), John H., Susanna C., Enos H., Ruth A., and Henry E. Funeral services from his late home, Paradise, Pa., with further services at Hersheys Mennonite Church Mar. 5, conducted by Bro. J. B. Senger and Bro. C. M. Brackbill. Texts, Psa. 103:15, 16; I Cor. 13:12. Interments in adjoining cemetery. "We miss thee from our home, dear Herman, We miss thee from thy place. A shadow o'er our life is cast, We miss the sunshine of the face."
Fisher. - Martin H., son of Harry A. and Matilda Fisher, was born May 11, 1867. At the age of 21 he went to California, where he remained one year, then to New Mexico and after three years returned to Indiana. Here he engaged in farming until 1898, when he moved to New Paris, Ind., and embarked in business with his brother and was connected with business activities here until the time of his death. In 1892 he became a member of the Mennonite Church and of the Salem Congregation of which he remained a faithful member and in which at different times he occupied the places of S. S. Supt. and teacher. He was united in marriage to Viola Culp Aug. 2, 1896. He leaves his wife, a son (John) who lived with his parents, a daughter (Mrs. Don Musser), a step-son (Alpha Culp), five grandchildren, five brothers (Benjamin, Daniel, John, Andrew and Peter), a sister (Maggie Fisher), and many other relatives and friends. He died Feb. 16, 1925; aged 57 y. 9 m. 5 d. Funeral services were conducted by D. A. Yoder, J. W. Christophel, and Ray Yoder.
Landes. - John T. Landes was born Feb. 13, 1868; died Feb. 23, 1923; aged 57 y. 10 d. He married Mary C. Tyson. To this union were born 11 children all of whom survive, as follows: Mamie wife of Abram Garges; Bertha, wife of Frank F. Reinford; Jacob, Harry, John, Christian, Stella, Florence, Anna, Alice, and Martha. Bro. Landes and his wife early joined the Mennonite Church and he has faithfully served as assistant as well as superintendent in the Sunday school, and was always trying to help for the welfare of the Church, and also exercised great pains to have his children in the vineyard of the Lord in which he saw them all join except the two younger ones, which we trust will follow. His wife died a little more than a year ago. Bro. Landes was a sufferer for 8 months from malignant cancer, yet he bore his disease in patience and in faith, trusting in the Lord. The bereaved children as well as the Church mourn their loss, yet our loss is his eternal gain. Funeral services were conducted Feb. 28, at the Upper Skippack Mennonite Church by Brethren Jesse Mack, Warren G. Bean, Henry Johnson, and Irvin T. Landes. Texts, I Sam. 20:18 (latter part); Phil. 1:23.
Hooley. - Simon P. Hooley was born near Smithville, Ohio, Nov. 19, 1864; died Feb. 18, 1925, at Goshen, Ind.; aged 60 y. 3 m. He was the son of David and Lydia (Zook) Hooley. When a young man he united with the Mennonite Church, remaining a faithful member until death. On Feb. 1, 1891, he was married to Martha Eash near LaGrange, Ind. To this union were born nine children (Mrs. Loie Cripe, Vernon J., Mrs. Clara Hershberger, Ora - who also met his death by accident at the age of four - Cletus J., Gertrude, Florence, Kenneth, and George). There are four grandchildren. He also leaves one sister (Mrs. Jemina Mast) and three brothers (Amandus, John, and George). While returning home from work on Wednesday evening he was struck and run over by an automobile. He died at 10:55 at the Goshen Hospital of injuries received from the accident. All that loving hands could do was of no avail. He was a loving husband and a kind father. He lived a quiet sincere life and was always willing to help when in need. He will be missed so much because of his affection, love and kindliness. His departure has caused a vacancy which never can be filled. Funeral services were held at the Forks Church Feb. 22, conducted by D. J. Johns and Silas Yoder. Text, Job 14;1-3. Interment in the Miller Cemetery in LaGrange Co., Ind.
Hoover. - Catharine (Moyer) Hoover was born Feb. 23, 1849; died at her home near Selkirk, Ont., Mar. 1, 1925; aged 76 y. 6 d. On Dec. 22, 1869, she was united in marriage to Daniel Hoover, who died Dec. 9, 1918. To this union were born three daughters (Mrs. Milton Werner, Mrs. Ira Mannix, and Mrs. Eugene Yager), and two sons (Abram Erwin and Jacob M.). Besides these she leaves 13 grandchildren, five sisters, and one brother. She always enjoyed good health until two and a half years ago when she contracted diabetes - it seemed to follow an attack of La Grippe. During the past autumn she became weaker and spent three weeks in the Hamilton Hospital. In a few weeks after returning home, the disease weakened her heart; and although we so much wanted to keep her, it was the Lord's will to remove her to where there is no suffering. She was a member of the Mennonite Church in whose interest she was always concerned. Her place was never vacant in the church when she was able to attend. Funeral on Mar. 5, was conducted by Bro. S. F. Coffman. Text, I Cor. 2:9. "Deep in our 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 heart-ache, That the smile hides all the while."
Good. - Mary, daughter of Bro. and Sister Amos C. Good, near New Hamburg, Ont., died Feb. 4, 1925; aged 1 y 9 d. Little Mary had contracted a cold which developed into pneumonia. She was only sick a few days. She leaves father, mother, one brother (Edward), and three sisters (Martha, Nina, and Elma). Funeral services were conducted Feb. 6 at the home by Bro. Osias Cressman and at Bean's Church and cemetery by Bro. Curtis Cressman. Text, II Kings 4:26: "It is well." "Heaven retaineth now our treasure, Earth the lonely casket keeps, And the sunbeams love to linger, Where our little darling sleeps." By her aunt.
Kettering. - Bro. Samuel A. Kettering, Lebanon, Pa., was born in Lebanon Co., Pa., Nov. 24, 1843; died Jan. 17, 1925; aged 81 y. 1 m. 23 d. He was married to Amanda Light, and to this union were born a son and four daughters. He was preceded in death by his wife, his son, and a daughter. He leaves three daughters (Mrs. J. A. Herr, Mrs. Philip Fernsler, and Mrs. Clement Brubacher), 18 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, a brother (Philip Kettering), and two sisters (Mrs. Ezra Wenger and Mrs. John Bachman). He was a member of the Mennonite Church and a trustee at Gingerich Church. Funeral was held with a short service at the home, and at Gingerich Church, conducted by Bishops N. H. Mack and David Westenberger..
Warfel. - Archibald Dunlap Warfel was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., July 21, 1857; died near Fentress, Va., Feb. 25, 1925; aged 67 y 7 m 4 d. He was married near Chilicothe, Ohio, May 13, 1883, to Fannie L. Miller, who with the following children and 14 grandchildren survive: Mrs. W. S. Tagg, Mrs. Wm. Bayne, Mrs. D. H. Wanner, Charles H., and Mrs. Ryland Matthews. He was a member of the Methodist Church from his youth. He was a man of settled convictions of right and wrong and even in the face of death did not shrink his duty. He was night-watchman at a mill near his home and the drinking and gambling interfered with his duties, which aroused the animosity of the other night-workmen (colored) and several nights later at 2 o'clock his life was snuffed out at their hands and the body thrown into the canal. The body was not recovered for three days - until one of the suspected men gave information which helped locate the body. At 1 o'clock he was seen going about his work singing. Funeral services were held in the Mennonite Church. Interment in cemetery adjoining. Services were conducted by Bro. Armistead of the Methodist Church and Bro. C. D. Bergey. Text, Jer. 5:30: "A wonderful and horrible thing is committed in the land." May his death accomplish what his life longed for - that our community be rid of the evils of lawlessness, especially of the propagation of the liquor traffic at the hands of so-called respectable white men.
Friesner. - Harvey Friesner was born Aug. 12, 1849, in Fairfield Co., Ohio; died Feb. 26, 1925, in Lima, Ohio; aged 75 y. 6 m. 14 d. When 16 years of age, he with his parents moved to Branch Co., Mich. On Dec. 26, 1867, he was united in marriage with Catherine Beery, who preceded him in death 18 years and 7 months. To this union were born 8 children, two of whom died in infancy. Surviving are three daughters (Nancy Kline, Mary Blosser, and Susie Miller), also three sons (William, John, and Daniel). There are also 19 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren, two brothers and three sisters. In 1892, he with his family moved to Elkhart Co., Ind. He left his home in Vistula on Feb. 5 to visit relatives and friends in Ohio. On Feb. 24, his children were called to his bedside, he having been stricken with paralysis. Although loving friends and children did all in their power, he never regained consciousness and peacefully fell asleep in Jesus, Feb. 26. Soon after marriage, he with his wife united with the Mennonite Church. About 47 years ago, he was ordained to the ministry and always remained true to the faith he had espoused in early life. On Feb. 27, short services were held in Lima, Ohio, at the home of Jesse Friesner, conducted by Bro. David Garber, after which the remains were taken to his home where funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Christian Church, conducted by Bro. D. D. Miller, assisted by Bro. J. S. Hartzler. Text, John 11:25, 26. By his children.
Schmucker. - Daniel Schmucker of Maximo, Stark Co., Ohio, was born (in the home where he spent all the days of his natural life) Dec. 14, 1858; died Feb. 25, 1925; aged 66 y. 2 m. 11 d. At the age of 16 he accepted his Saviour and united with the Amish Mennonite Church at the Beech Church near Louisville, Ohio, in which church he remained a faithful., devoted member until death. On Dec. 6, 1883, he was united in marriage to Catherine Conrad. To this union were born 6 sons and 7 daughters (Mrs. C. N. Miller, Joseph, Mrs. Eli Linder, Mrs. A. D. Krabill, Noah, Ida, Susan, Mrs. Walter M. Conrad, Daniel C., Harmon, Howard, Mrs. Orrin D. Miller, and Harold). Joseph, Ida, and Harold, 4 grandchildren, 2 brothers, 1 sister, and his parents, preceded him in death. On May 13, 1888, he was ordained to the office of deacon and served in that capacity very acceptably for nearly 37 years. He always had a keen sense of right and justice. It was this same year that we organized our first Sunday school at the Beech Church and Bro. Schmucker and Bro. John Sommer (who died Aug. 27, 1915) were prominent in this organization. Both had many obstacles to meet and overcome, and both lived to see the fruits of their labors developed. He was a kind, loving husband and father, a good counsellor and a good provider. On Christmas day all the children and grandchildren spent a very pleasant day at home with their parents, little thinking that this would be the last Christmas day with their father and grandfather. He leaves a sorrowing wife, 4 sons, 6 daughters, 20 grandchildren, 1 brother and many relatives and friends to mourn his departure. Funeral services were held at the Beech A. M. Church near his home. Bro. J. S. Gerig preached the funeral sermon from Luke 2:29, 30. Bro. C. Z. Yoder, Eli B. Stoltzfus, I. W. Rower, O. N. Johns, and J. A. Leichty assisting. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery. May God comfort the bereaved family.
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Hardy. - Joseph Randoll Hardy was born in Pontiac, Mich., March 3, 1844; died near Chief, Mich., March 9, 1925; aged 82 y. 6 d. On Nov. 5, 1877, he was married to Esther C. McClellan at Pingall, Ont.; they moved to Manistee Co., Mich., in 1878. On July 13, 1924, he was received in the Mennonite Church upon confession of faith by Bro. J. K. Bixler. Funeral service at the home were conducted by Mr. Past, at the Mennonite Church by the home pastor. Text, Psa. 84:2. Claude C. Culp.
Bair. - Harold A., son of Madge E. Bair, died March 11, 1925; aged 1 y. 3 m. 18 d. He leaves his mother, grandparents, and many relatives and friends. Funeral held at the Cascade Church. Conducted by S. G. Shenk and G. H. Brunk. Text, Psa. 88:10. "Little darling, you have left us, No more your steps we'll hear, No more your smiling face we'll see; But you cannot be forgotten, For your so dear to me." Mother.
Mitschelen. - Kathryn Elizabeth, daughter of John and Mabel Mitschelen, Nappanee, Ind., died March 11, 1925; aged 1 y. 2 m. 21 d. Father, mother, 2 grandmothers, 1 grandfather, 2 great-grandparents morn her departure. Jesus said, "Suffer the little children to come to me, and forbid them not, for of such is the kingdom of God." Funeral services were held from North Main St. Mennonite Church, Nappanee, by J. N. Howard and J. H. McGowen. Text, Col. 3:1-6. Burial in Union Cemetery.
Shelly. - Bro. Michael H. Shelly was born in Lehigh, Co., Pa., Nov. 15, 1835; was married to Susanna Stauffer, Oct. 11, 1863; died March 8, 1925; aged 89 y. 3 m. 21 d. He was a faithful member and pillar of the Swamp Mennonite Church near Shelly, Pa., where he was buried in the adjoining cemetery. His invalid wife, two sons, and one daughter survive. He was the fourth that death removed from the old homestead, while three succeeding generations by the name of Shelly reside there yet, being seven generations of one name.
Ebersole. - Chester Samuel, infant son of Bro. and Sister Samuel Ebersole, died at the Chambersburg Hospital March 9, 1925, after a brief illness, aged 5 m. 9 d. He is survived by his parents, three sisters, and a brother. The funeral was held at the Chambersburg Church in Franklin Co., Pa., Mar. 11, conducted by the brethren Jos. E. Lehman and W. W. Hege, from Isa. 40:11. "Although a baby very small, On earth he fell asleep, To awake among the Sheperds' throng, Of little lambs and sheep."
Shrock. - Daniel G., son of D. D. and Susanna Shrock., was born near Sturgis Mich., Sept. 9, 1861; died at Middlebury, Ind. Feb. 22, 1925, after six weeks suffering of cancer of the stomach. On Oct. 1, 1882, he was married to Catherine Erb, who died June 17, 1886. To this union were born two sons (Willis J. and Oscar S.). Both sons preceded him in death. On Aug. 29, 1886, he was married to Nancy Garber. To this union was born one daughter (Gertrude Bontrager). Surviving him are his wife, daughter, four grand-children and two sisters. Funeral services were held Feb. 22, at the Clinton Brick Church, conducted by D. D. Miller and Silas Yoder. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
Sherk. - Sister Mary Sherk, widow of Bro. John Sherk of Welland Co., Ont., passed from this life at the home of one of her children in Buffalo, N. Y., Feb. 21, 1925. For over twenty years Sister Sherk has been deprived of the blessing of sight, but her spiritual understanding gave her the light which never fails. Her greatest delight was to be in the fellowship of believers, and to enjoy spiritual communion with them. She had passed her four-score years, found them to be labor and sorrow, and longed to be present with her Lord and the loved ones who have gone before. Her husband preceded her in death by twenty-three years. The funeral services were conducted in the Mennonite Church in Bertie Twp., Feb. 24, by S. F. Coffman. Text, John 14;1, 2. The body was laid to rest in the family plot in the Bertie burying ground.
Hamsher. - Susan Weaver was born in Elkhart Co., Ind., Apr. 2, 1867; united in marriage with Levi Hamsher March 14, 1886. To this union was born one daughter (Mrs. Nellie Furney). In 1887 she united with the Mennonite Church, at the age of 20 years, remaining a member until death. A paralytic stroke deprived her of the use of her left side for 19 years. For the last six months she was confined to her bed, with much pain and suffering. She peacefully fell asleep, Nov. 27, 1924; aged 57 y. 7 m. 25 d. One daughter and her husband, 3 grandchildren (Mary, Elizabeth, and Helen Furney) one sister (Mrs. Levi Chupp) mourn her departure. Their loss is her eternal gain. The funeral was held from North Main St. Mennonite Church, Nappanee, Ind., by D. J. Troyer and J. H. McGowen. Text, John 14:1-3. Burial in Union Cemetery.
Snider. - Lydia E. Bergey, beloved wife of John Snider, was born near Manheim, Ont., Aug. 9, 1862; died near German Mills, Ont., Jan. 30, 1925; aged 62 y. 5 m. 21 d. She had been ailing for several months with anemia and nephritis, influenza being the immediate cause of her death. In Aug. 1903, she was united in marriage to John Snider, who is left to mourn her departure with 2 step-sons, and 8 grandchildren. She lived an exemplary Christian life and will long be remembered by those who knew her. The funeral was held from her late home near German Mills on Feb. 2, to the Weber Church for services and adjoining cemetery for burial. Services were conducted in the home near German Mills on Feb. 2, to the Weber Church for services and adjoining cemetery for burial. Services were conducted in the home by Bro. Moses Bowman and at the church by Bro. Manassah Hallman. Text, Mark 14:8. "Soon we all must cross the river, Greet those who have gone before. Oh! what joy with them to gather, On that happy, blissful shore." By a granddaughter.
Brubaker. - Jacob S. Brubaker was born in Snyder Co., Pa., Jan. 29, 1847; and quietly passed away at his home at Port Trevorton, Pa., Feb. 13, 1925; aged 78 y. 15 d. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church, and a kind neighbor and father. He was married to Leah Musser about 51 years ago. To this union were born seven children. His companion and two children (Jacob and Benjamin) preceded him to the spirit world. He is survived by five children (Christian, Mrs. Phoebe Stahl, John, Michael and Maggie Runk), and 31 grandchildren. He was the last of nine children, and also the oldest member of the Susquehanna Church. His six oldest grandsons acted as pallbearers. Services were held at the Mennonite church Feb. 16, by Bros. Ammon Brubaker, and Wm. Graybill. Text, Prov. 14:32. Interment in cemetery nearby. "Sweetly sleeps dear father, With loved ones gone before; May we all prepare to meet him, On yonder peaceful shore."
Hoover. - Catharine Moyer Hoover was born in Haldimand Co., Ont., Feb. 23, 1849. She was united in marriage to Daniel Hoover of Rainham Twp., Dec. 22, 1867. He preceded her in death Dec. 9, 1918. All of their children (two sons and three daughters) survive their parents. Of a family of three sons and eight daughters, one brother and five sisters survive their deceased sister, who departed this life at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Minnie Mannix, near Selkirk, Ont., March, 1925, aged 76 y. 6 d. Sister Hoover has for many years been a faithful and earnest member of the Mennonite Church. She was interested in its work and progress, and enjoyed the fellowship and experience in the Christian life. Her hope in Christ was undaunted, and during her long illness and struggle against disease, her trust was in Him who alone is able to save, being resigned to His will, and waiting to depart when He called. She passed quietly away in the early hours of a Sunday morning to begin the enjoyment of her eternal Sabbath with her Lord. The funeral services were held on March 5, 1925, at the home and at the Rainham Church. The interment was made in the burying ground at Lake Erie. Services were conducted by S. F. Coffman. Text, I Cor. 2:9, 10.
Zook. - Menno S., son of Solomon and Elizabeth (Stutesman) Zook, was born in Wayne Co., Ohio, March 14, 1854; died at Fairview, Mich., March 1, 1925; aged 70 y. 11 m. 14 d. He was united in marriage to Mary M., daughter of Joseph and Lydia Yoder, at Barker St., Mich., in 1882. To this union were born three sons and one daughter. Two infant sons preceded him to the great beyond. He leaves his bereaved companion, one son (Chauncey) and one daughter (Clara E. Toombs), 15 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, three brothers, two sisters and nephew and nieces and many friends. One sister (Mary) preceded him only a few weeks. Funeral services were held March 4, 1925, at the Fairview Church by the Brethren Esch and Steiner. Text II Cor. 5:1. Interment in the cemetery nearby. Although the home is lonely and his place is vacant, we have that hope he is over yonder beckoning us to come. In his early manhood he united with the Mennonite Church, and his patience during his suffering for about three years of asthma and other ailments was a testimony to those around him, as he never complained much and was longing for the time to come to be relieved from this world of pain. He was conscious until the last and requested prayer and song service. "Jesus, while our hearts are bleeding, O'er the spoils that death has won. We would at this solemn meeting, Calmly say, "Thy will be done." Though cast down we're not forsaken. Though afflicted not alone; Thou didst give and Thou hast taken, Blessed Lord Thy will be done."
Lehman. - Eli Y. Lehman was born in Mahoning Co., Ohio, May 3, 1849; died March 8, 1925 at his home in North Lima, O. Aged 75 y. 10 m. 5 d. Nearly 50 years ago he was united in marriage with Jennie Patterson, to which union three daughters were born, namely, Mrs. Oscar Elser, Mrs. Clark Whisler, and Mrs. Jacob Stauffer. Twelve grandchildren, two of whom are dead, and three great-grandchildren, together with three sisters and three brothers, remain to mourn the sudden departure of Bro. Lehman. About 47 years ago he with this companion united with the Mennonite Church, remaining true to this faith till removed by death. He seemed to realize of late that his days were rapidly approaching and expressed himself as ready to go to his heavenly home. He had been suffering from a complication of diseases during the winter, but had again recovered so that he was able to be up and about and attend to the duties of his home. On Sunday previous to his death, in face of rain he attended services at the North Lima Mennonite church, wishing to see the church which was recently remodeled. His was the first funeral to me held in it since the change was made. He was a successful farmer in his time, from which he retired to make his home in North Lima about twelve years ago. Brief funeral services were held at the home March 10, and at the North Lima Mennonite Church with interment at the Midway Cemetery. The services were in charge of the home ministers brethren A. J. Steiner and E. M. Detwiler. Text Matt. 24:44.
Transcribed by: John Ingold, Indiana