Becker. - John H., infant son of Bro. Amos M. and Sister Lizzie Harnish Becker, died Aug. 26, 1925, in the Lancaster, Pa., General Hospital; aged 2 days. Besides his parents, he is survived by two brothers (David and Daniel) and a sister (Mary). His little body was laid to rest in the Millersville Mennonite Cemetery. The Lord hath given, so the Lord hath taken; and as He doeth all thing well, we humbly say, "Thy will be done. - By the family.
Koch. - Joseph, son of David and Barbara Koch, was born near St. Jacobs, Ont., June 23, 1845; died July 31, 1925; aged 80 y. 1 m. 8 d. He lived in matrimony over sixty years with Elisabeth Sauder. To this union were born 6 children. He is survived by his wife, 2 sons (David S. and Henry) and 3 daughters (Mrs. John Sully, Mrs. Addison Reitzel and Mrs. Von Besser), 11 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Funeral services were held Aug. 2, at the St. Jacobs Mennonite Church by Bro. Moses M. Brubacher. Text. Jas 4:14. Peace be to his ashes. By his wife.
White. - Janettri Clementine, wife of Bro. Jesse White of Dry Fork, W. Va., was born Sept. 12, 1888; died June 21, 1925; aged 36 y. 7 m. 9 d. She was the daughter of Abe and Mary Davis and was united in marriage to Jesse White on Aug. 5, 1910. To this union were born four children who, with their father, survive. In 1907 she was received into the Mennonite Church and remained faithful until the end. Her body was laid to rest on June 23 and memorial services were conducted on Sept. 6 at the Dry Fork school house, where a large number of relatives, neighbors and friends were present. Services in charge of the writer. R. W. Benner.
Speicher. - David Speicher was born in Somerset Co., Pa., on June 14, 1840, and died at his home near Middlebury, Ind., Sept. 6, 1925, at the age of 85 y. 2 m. 22 d. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Rebecca (Blough) Speicher, and by two children. Bro. Speicher is survived by his second wife, Fannie and two children, William Speicher and Mrs. William Eash). Also by ten grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, five step-children and twenty-nine step-grandchildren. He came to Indiana sixty years ago and has lived here ever since. He was a member of the Mennonite Church. The funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the Forks Church, Bros. J. P. Miller and D. D. Miller officiating. Burial in Pashan Cemetery.
Ziegler. - Miriam Isabel, daughter of Bro. and Sister Jacob W. Ziegler, Aberdeen, S. Dak.; died in the Lincoln Hospital at Aberdeen Sept. 12, 1925; aged 3 y. 3 m. 8 d. She was ill four weeks of complication of diseases. Everything was done that human hands could do but God saw fit to take her home to Him. She was a sweet and lovable child and endeared herself to all who knew her. It was hard to give up little Miriam, but we know "God's way is the best way." She leaves father, mother, one sister (Anna Mae), four grandparents, besides a large number of relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at Aberdeen Sept. 15, conducted by Bro. I. S. Mast. Text. Psa. 118:23""This is the Lord's doing. - Interment in Riverside Cemetery at Aberdeen. May the Lord bless and comfort the bereaved family. By an aunt.
Shenk. - B. Evelyn, daughter of Clarence C. and Blanche (Mowrer) Shenk, Witmer, Pa., died July 22, 1925; aged 3 y. 8 m. 23 d. She leaves father, mother, two brothers (Melvin and J. Clair), and one sister (Mildred). Two baby sisters (Arline and Miriam Jane) preceded her to that happy home. Death was caused by gastritis, after an illness of nearly a week. She was a bright, active child, always ready to use her little strength to help, and is sadly missed by all that were attached to her. She was fond of singing. We can feel satisfied that she is now peacefully resting in the arms of Jesus. Funeral services were held July 26, at the home and at Mellinger's Church. Burial in adjoining cemetery. "A precious one from us is gone, A voice we loved is stilled; A place is vacant in our home Which never can be filled. -
Koebel. - Jacob Koebel was born in Baden, Germany, Feb. 27, 1831; died at the home of his son Benjamin near Wayland, Iowa, Sept. 15, 1925; aged 94 y. 6 m. 18 d. He moved to Alsace, France, in 1850. Seven years later he joined the Mennonite Church in which faith he died. He united in marriage to Kathrine Gerig in 1858. This union was blessed with four sons (Jacob, Benjamin, Joseph, and Christian). He immigrated to America in 1874, locating in Wayne Co., Ohio, moving to Henry Co., Iowa, in 1890, where he spent the remaining years of his life. His wife preceded him in death in 1907. He leaves four sons, seven grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. Three grandchildren preceded him in death. Funeral services were conducted by Bro. Schrag and Bro. Daniel Graber at the Mennonite Church in Wayland, Iowa. Interment in the Sugar Creek Cemetery.
Kemp. - Bro. Floyd Dennis, son of Bro. R. L. (deceased) and Sister Malinda Kemp, was born near Kempsville, Va., May 19, 1913; died in the hospital in Norfolk, Va., Sept. 4, 1925; aged 12 y. 3 m. 23 d. His bright young life was cut off by the accidental discharge of a gun in his home, and while he lived for a number of hours after being hurried to the hospital, where a pint of blood was transferred from one of his brothers' veins, the shock and loss of blood was too much for the frail body, and he went to be with his Lord. His last hours were spent in talking to his nurse about his papa who was in heaven. His mother and sister were called home from Somerset Co., Pa., by the sad news, where they had gone three days before to visit a daughter. He leaves mother, four brothers, four sisters, and many friends. Funeral services were held at the Mennonite Church near Fentress, VA., Sept. 6, by Bro. C. D. Bergey, assisted by Bro. S. H. Brunk. Text. Rom. 8:28.
Leichty. - Barbara Roth Leichty was born in Ontario, Canada, Oct. 20, 1852; died at the home of her son near Noble, Iowa, Sept. 12, 1925; aged 72 y. 10 m. 22 d. She moved to Iowa with her parents when a child. They made their home near Noble, where she grew to womanhood. On Sept. 28, 1876, she was united in marriage with Daniel Leichty. This union was blest with seven children, two having preceded her in death. She accepted Christ as her personal Savior in her youth, uniting with the Amish Mennonite Church and remained a faithful member until death. She leaves her sorrowing husband, two sons (Nicholas and Jacob), three daughters (Mrs. Fred Gingerich, Mrs. Daniel Steckley, and Mrs. John Schlegel), four brothers, one sister, twenty-five grandchildren, and a large number of friends and neighbors to mourn her death. Funeral services were held at the Sugar Creek Church near Wayland, Iowa, conducted by Bro. Simon Gingerich and Bro. Daniel Graber. Text. II Cor. 4:16,17. Burial in cemetery nearby.
Brenneman, Orval, son of Pre. Moses E. and Orpha Brenneman, was born Jan 6, 1907, at Seward, Nebr. He met his unexpected death at a railroad crossing at Tangent, Oreg., having been struck by cars that were being switched to a siding, while he was returning from his day's threshing. He was not badly mangled, death being caused., it is thought, by a part of the windshield piercing the region of the heart. The car in which he was riding was completely demolished. Being the eldest son of the family, he was called to bear the larger part of the responsibility during the absence of the father who had gone to General Conference and who was enjoying the first session of the Iowa-Nebraska Conference when the sad message reached him. Orval had accepted Christ as his personal Savior and was baptized and received a member of the Albany Mennonite congregation Dec. 31, 1916, of which he was a faithful member at the time of his death, which occurred Sept. 2, 1925. He was aged 18 y. 7 m. 26 d. He leaves his sorrowing parents, five brothers, and two sisters, together with a large number of other relatives and friends. Funeral service was held Sept. 6. It was the most largely attended in the history of the Albany Mennonite Church. Conducted by N. A. Lind (Text, Job 24:22) (latter clause), with visiting brethren assisting. Burial in Riverside Cemetery.
Transcribed by Nancy Regan, Washington
Gospel Herald -Vol. XVIII, No. 28 - October 8, 1925 - page 575
Kelm. - Leota Pearl, daughter of John F., and Susan Kelm, was born in Tazewell Co., Ill., July 12, 1916; died in La Grange Co., Ind., Sept. 27, 1925; aged 9 y. 2 m. 15 d. She leaves father, mother, five brothers, two half brothers, two grandfathers, and many relatives and friends. As little Leota died of diphtheria the funeral was held in the church yard, where a goodly number of people gathered together to pay the last tribute of respect. Services conducted by J. P. Miller.
Snyder. - Matilda Snyder was born near New Dundee, Ont., on June 10, 1870; died at her home near Breslau, Ont., Sept. 12, 1925; aged 55 y. 3 m. 2 d. She was united in marriage with Ozias Snyder on Feb. 19, 1911, who, with three brothers (David, Samuel, and Uriah), remain to mourn her loss. She united with the Mennonite Church over 30 years ago and remained a faithful member until God called her home. Funeral services were conducted on Sept. 14 by Brethren Nathaniel Bergey and Oscar Burholder. Text, Acts 16:31.
Martin. - Grace Miller, daughter of A. Clinton and Lizzie Martin, passed peacefully away at her home near Reid, Md., of blood poison, after an illness of eight weeks. She was born Feb. 3, 1901; died Sept. 12, 1925; aged 24 y. 7 m. 9 d. She leaves Father, Mother, one sister, Pearl, and a host of relatives and friends. She was a faithful member of the Paradise Mennonite Church for ten years, at which place she was buried. Services conducted by bros. D. M. Strite and J. D. Risser. Texts, Job, 7:8; Psa. 90:12. "She sleeps, she sleeps! And never more Will her footsteps fall by the old home door, Nor her voice be heard with its loving tone By the loved ones left 'round her own hearth-stone, She has gone, she has gone To her home afar, To the beautiful land Where the angels are."
Shaum. - Aaron Franklin Shaum was born in Elkhart Co., Ind., March 7, 1854; died in St. Joseph County, Ind., Sept. 10, 1925, of heart trouble; aged 71 y. 6 m. 3 d. On March 19, 1874, he was united in marriage with Mary Newcomer. To this union were born 10 children. One son died in infancy. Surviving him are his wife, nine children (Arvilla, Jacob, Mrs. C. C. Cline, Mrs. D. S. Weldy, Charles, Mrs. Art Smeltzer, Mrs. Emil Guslie, Mrs. Orb Smith, and Mrs. Georgia Betz), 1 brother, and 4 sisters. He was a kind husband, father, and neighbor, always ready to help others. On Sunday previous to his death the children were all at home and paid the last earthly visit to their father at which time he was in fair health, the end coming suddenly. Only two weeks previous to the departure of the father, the youngest daughter was bereft of her husband. Funeral services were held at the Yellow Creek Church near Goshen, Ind., on the following Sunday, conducted by C. S. Shenk and J. S. Hartzler.
Mast. - Jacob Mast was born near Wayland, Iowa, Sept. 29, 1881; died at the home of his mother in Wayland, Iowa, Sept. 14, 1925; aged 43 y. 11 m. 15 d. He lived with his mother on the farm until about eleven years ago, when they moved to town, his health not being good enough to pursue the duties of farm life. A year ago he went to Colorado. He returned ten days previous to his death, in good spirits and seemingly in his usual health. Early Monday morning his mother's attention was attracted by sounds of hard breathing in his room. She and his sister were soon at his bedside and a doctor was called, who found him suffering from apoplexy and in a few minutes he passed away. He accepted Christ as his Savior in his youth, uniting with the Mennonite Church, in which faith he died. He leaves his aged mother, three brothers, three sisters, and a large number of friends and neighbors to mourn his sudden death. Funeral services were held at the Sugar Creek Church near Wayland, Iowa, conducted by Bro. Simon Gingerich and Bro. Daniel Graber. Text, II Kings 20:1. Burial in cemetery nearby.
Haarer. - Charles Haarer was born in Wuttenburg, Germany, Jan. 22, 1850; died in his home near Shipshewana, Ind., Sept. 21, 1925; aged 75 y. 7 m. 30 d. At the age of 19 he came to the United States, residing in Michigan, where he was united in marriage with Elizabeth Emmert on April 25, 1880. Some years later they moved to La Grange Co., Ind., where they lived the last 39 years. To their union were born 5 sons and 3 daughters of whom 2 sons and 2 daughters preceded him to the spirit world while in their infancy.He leaves to mourn his loss, his life companion, three sons, (John, Will, and Frank), one daughter (Mary), one brother, (George Haarer), two sisters (Mrs. Mary Brill, and Mrs. Barbara Schmidt), also 18 grandchildren, a number of nephews and nieces, and many friends.He was very patient during his hours of severe suffering and expressed an eagerness and a readiness to pass over, saying, "I am ready to go. I gladly go." Funeral at the Shore Mennonite Church Sept. 24, when a large concourse met to pay the last tribute of respect to one they loved. Service at the home by J. J. Miller, and at the church by J. P. Miller and O. S. Hostetler. Bro. Haarer was struck by an auto on Monday the 21st on State road 25, and was crushed so badly that he passed away 13 hours later.
Eash. - Susanna Miller Hostetler Eash, was born in Holmes
Co., O., April 18, 1843; died very suddenly at the home of her
foster granddaughter (Mrs. Milo Miller, in Middlebury, Ind.),
Sept. 7, 1925; aged 82 y. 4 m. 20 d.
On May 21, 1861, she was married to Joseph J. Hostetler of Somerset Co., Pa., who died Mar. 7, 1873. On March 8, 1874, she was united in marriage to William C. Eash of Cambria Co., Pa., who died Dec. 3, 1923. She was also preceded in death by a foster daughter (Mrs. Lydia Cooprider). Surviving her are her foster grand-daughter (Mrs. Milo Miller) and family, two foster grandsons, (Earl and Ross Cooprider). Five brothers, (Jacob, Noah, Chris, Moses, and Joseph), also three sisters, (Mrs. Anna Miller, Mrs. Abner Miller, and Mrs. Valentine Yoder), and a large number of near relatives and friends are left to mourn the loss of one who will be greatly missed. Grandma Eash was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for many years.
After the death of her husband she often expressed herself as being so lonely and had a longing desire to depart and be with Christ.
"She longed to cross the silent river, To rest upon the other shore. She longed to see and know her loved ones, And be with Christ forevermore."
Services at the home by D. J. Johns and at the Forks Church by J. P. Miller and D. J. Johns.
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Payne. - Infant son of Roy and Grace (Zook) Payne, was born Oct. 4, 1925, but God saw best to take this little one home. Short services were held at the grave by Bro. George Hostetler, Oct. 5. Interment in the Holly Grove Cemetery. "The Lord giveth, and the Lord taketh away; blessed be the name of the Lord."
Amstutz. - Clarence James, infant son of Bro. Elmer J. and Sister Etta May Stiner Amstutz, died Sept. 22, 1925, near Dalton, Ohio; aged 2 days. Besides his parents, he is survived by two little brothers. May the Lord bless and comfort the bereaved family. Funeral services were held at the grave, conducted by Aaron Eberly. His little body was laid to rest in the Martin's Cemetery near Orrville, Ohio.
Kern. - Andrew W. Kern was born in Woodford, Co., Ill., April 7, 1844; died Sept. 22, 1925; aged 81 y. 5 m. 15 d. He was united in marriage to Sarah Williams, Feb. 29, 1872. Four children were born to this union, three of whom, with their mother, survive. They are Nellie, George and Robert. One daughter (Charlotte) died at the age of 25 years. There are six grandchildren. Bro. Kern united with the Mennonite Church Oct. 15, 1912. Funeral services were conducted by Charles Fitzhenry, assisted by A. L. Buzzard. Text, Job 5:26. A. L. B.
Mowere. - Benjamin Franklin Mowere was born near Phoenixville, Pa., Dec. 15, 1839; died at the same place Sept. 27, 1925; aged 85 y. 9 m. 12 d. On Jan. 28, 1866, he was married to Anna Funk, who preceded him in death Feb. 24, 1924. To this union five children were born - three sons (John H., David E., and Herman P.) surviving. He was a member of the Vincent Mennonite Church for many years. Funeral services were held at his late residence Sept. 30, conducted by Amos Kolb and Henry Bechtel of the Vincent Church and H. S. Replogle of the Brethren Church. Interment in Zion's Lutheran Cemetery near Spring City.
Snader. - Aaron Raymond, son of Daniel and Sarah Snader,
died Sept. 5, 1925; aged 1 y. 4 m. 17 d. He leaves his parents,
three brothers, and three sisters. On brother and one sister preceded
him in death. He was sic a little over two weeks of colon antereatis.
His suffering was great. He was of a loving disposition and is
sadly missed by us all. Funeral services were held Sept. 8, conducted
by Bro. John Souder at the home and Bro. Benj. Weaver at the
"A precious one from us is taken,
A voice we loved is stilled;
A place is vacant in our home
Which never can be filled."
By the parents.
Transcriber's note: This name may be "Sauder"
Grove. - Jay Wilbur, infant son of Bro. Aaron W. and
Sister Ada (Longenecker) Grove, died at the home of his parents
near Elizabethtown, Pa., on Sept. 30, 1925; aged 2 days. Besides
his parents he is survived by one brother (Clarence Ray) and one
sister (Ella Mae); also his four grandparents and two aged
His little body was laid to rest in the Mennonite Cemetery near
Elizabethtown. Short services were held at the grave by Bro. Samuel
"The Lord hath given
So the Lord hath taken;
And as He doeth all things well,
We humbly say, "Thy will be done.'"
By an aunt.
Evers. - Irvin Dewitt, son of Moses D. and Nancy C.
Evers, was born in Lane Co., Oreg., March 28, 1906; died of a
ruptured appendix Sept. 27, 1925; aged 19 y. 5 m. 29 d. An operation
in Eugene Hospital and best attention by the nurses, and the best
of medical attention could not prevail. Blood poisoning had already
set in, and his sufferings during the last two weeks seemed almost
unendurable, but he was patient to the last. He leaves four sisters
(Dorothy Bond, Cora Wagler, Laura Weaver, and Nancy), two brothers
(Ira and Roy), parents, and friends. Dear Dewitt accepted the
faith in early youth and joined the ranks of saved souls. Friends
and relatives need not mourn over the soul that's not lost, but
simply gone before.
"He is waiting, ever waiting,
For the friends he loved the best;
And he'll gladly hail their coming
To the mansions of the blest."
By his parents.
Short. - Mary Short (nee Wyse) was born in Fulton Co., Ohio, April 12, 1863; died at her home near Archbold, Ohio, Sept. 8, 1925; aged 62 y. 4 m. 26 d. She was married to Samuel Short April 26, 1883. This home was not blessed with children of their own, so a number of children were taken into the home. Of this number Charles Terrel is still with them and especially regarded her as his mother. She leaves her sorrowing husband, 2 brothers, 2 sisters, her three foster children, and a host of relatives and friends to mourn their loss. Her health began to fail about a year ago, and developed into heart disease of which she suffered for about three months. The end came very suddenly and unexpectedly. Sister Mary accepted Christ as her Savior in her youth and united with the Amish Mennonite Church, of which church she remained a faithful member until death. Funeral services were held at the Central A. M. Church, conducted by Eli Rupp in German and Henry Rychener and Eli Frey in English. Interment in Lockport Cemetery.
Landes. - Reuben R., son of Alpheus and Barbara Landes,
was born in Tuscarawas Co., Ohio, March 21, 1874; died near Ottawa,
Kans., Sept. 27, 1925; aged 51 y. 6 m. 6 d. His parents moved
from Ohio to Canton, Kans., when he was but six years old. On
Nov. 1, 1892, he was married to Orpha C. Smith. To this union
were born seven daughters and four sons, all of whom with the
widow survive him. About ten years ago he moved with his family
to Larned, Kans., where he lived until last year when he moved
to the place where he died. He was converted and united with the
Mennonite Church when a young man in which faith he died, giving
strong testimony that all was well. His funeral was held at the
Spring Valley Mennonite Church near Canton and interment in the
adjoining cemetery. The services were conducted by T. M. Erb,
assisted by Chas. Diener. Text, "It is appointed unto man
once to die."
"Weep not that father's toils are over,
Weep not that father's race is run,
God grant that we may rest as calmly
When our work like his is done."
Witmer. - Mattie M. Witmer was born Oct. 26, 1850, in
Lancaster Co., Pa., and lived in the same county all her life.
She was the last of her family, being a daughter of Pre. Abraham
K. Witmer. She died May 5, 1925; aged 74 y. 6 m. 9 d. On Sept.
2, 1923, she fell and broke her leg. Although it healed she was
never able to walk again, and was lying in bed for 19 months when
she took pneumonia and her Master called her home. She was of
a cheerful disposition and always enjoyed company. She was received
into the Mennonite Church Dec. 6, 1873 and remained faithful to
the end. She will be greatly missed in the home and in the Church,
where she attended whenever she could. She was a sister of Pre.
Abram M. Witmer. She and her sister Maria helped to care for his
five children after their mother died. They gave us much good
advice and how often their words ring in our ears. Their voices
are hushed forever, and even though dead, yet they speak to us.
May we so live that when we shall be called away, we may be ready
to meet them, never to part again. Funeral services May 8 by J.
C. Habecker at the house and at the Masonville Church by Bishop
D. N. Lehman and C. K. Lehman., Text, Phil 1:21.
"Such was her end, a calm release;
No clinging to this mortal clod.
It seemed as if she stood in peace
Before a smiling God."
Summer. - Bena (Smith) Summer was born near Metamora,
Ill., July 22, 1849, where she grew to womanhood. She affiliated
herself with the Mennonite Church in her youth and remained a
faithful member until her death, which occurred Sept. 9, 1925;
aged 76 y. 1 m. 17 d. On January 16, 1870, she was united in marriage
to Peter Summer, who predeceased her three years ago. To this
union were born eight sons and one daughter, all living, and all
present at the funeral but one. She leaves 37 grandchildren and
two great-grandchildren. Four grandchildren preceded her in death.
She was the youngest of six children, four of whom preceded her
in death. (One of these was Bishop John Smith.) Mrs. Mary Imhoff
is the only one surviving her. Her life speaks louder than all
we might be able to say:
"Her life is ended, her race is run,
Her goal is gained, her crown is won;
All that tongue can speak, in highest praise,
Is of little value for future days
Without eternal hope.
"Not many words, much time in thought
As she read God's Word and its meaning sought.
Her actions did her though portray
As she lived for us in her humble way
The Christ-life true."
Funeral services were conducted by A. A. Schrock at the home and A. H. Leaman and A. L. Buzzard at the Union Church. Interment in the adjoining cemetery. Text, Jno. 14:1-3. A. L. B.
Transcribed by: John Ingold, Indiana
Metzler. Luke D., infant son of Susan and Abram W. Metzler of Leaman Place, died Sept. 29, 1925; aged 7 m. 3 d. He leaves his parents and three brothers and sisters: Ross D., Fern E., Alta E., and Mark D. (A little brother, Paul, preceded him to the spirit world two years ago.) Little Luke suffered much while on this earth. The good Lord thought it best to take our little darling home. His stay on earth was brief but he is sadly missed by us all. Funeral services at the home Sept. 30, by Bro. John Senger. Interment in Hershey's Mennonite Cemetery. Text, II Sam. 12. "Death has called away dear Luke In the lonely grave to lie; May we all prepare to meet him In that home beyond the sky. - By his mother.
Stoltzfus. Levi, son of John S. and Elizabeth Stoltzfus, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., June 11, 1852; died suddenly near Elverson, Pa., Oct. 7, 1925; aged 73 y. 4 m. 26 d. Levi came with his parents to Knox Co., Tenn., about 52 years ago. He was married to Barbara Wenger in 1892, who preceded him in death a little over four years ago. To this union were born 1 daughter and 5 sons, all living (Clarence, Fred, Dora Mae, John, Ephraim and Howard). He also leaves 1 brother and 3 sisters. One year ago he moved with his daughter and 2 small sons to Elverson, Pa., where his son Ephraim and relatives are at home. The remains were brought to Tennessee by his son and daughter. Funeral services on the 11th at the Mennonite Church near Concord, conducted by Wm. Jennings. Text. Deut. 33:27, first part.
Hartzler, David E. Hartzler was born in Mifflin Co.,
Pa., May 6, 1842; died Sept. 17, 1925; aged 83 y. 4 m. 21 d. The
cause of his death was heart trouble. In early life he moved with
his parents to Elkhart Co., Ind., and from there to Cass Co.,
Mo., in 1870. He united with the Amish Mennonite Church in youth,
and remained a faithful member until death. He was married to
Mary Yoder Nov. 14, 1872. She died July 5, 1909. To this union
were born five children (Charles O., Josephine May, Sarah Elizabeth,
and two children who died in infancy). In February, 1911, he was
married to Elizabeth Fordenwalt, who died shortly afterwards.
Jan. 8, 1914, he was married to Salina Sharp, who survives him.
He also leaves a son (Charles O.), nine step-children, five
two brothers (John J. and Abram--the former a bishop for many
years), and a host of relatives and friends. He was a kind, devoted
father, grandfather, and husband, and was loved by all who knew
him. Funeral services Oct. 1, at Sycamore Grove Church, conducted
by Bros. L. J. Miller and I. G. Hartzler. Interment in Clearfork
"He was toiling yet at sunset,
But his race was almost o'er;
God grant that we all may meet him
On that bright celestial shore. -
Kreider. Catharine, daughter of Daniel and Catharine Stine, was born in Wayne Co., Ohio, Dec. 31, 1857; died at her home in Wadsworth, Ohio, Oct. 3, 1925; aged 67 y. 9 m. 2 d. In 1881 she moved with her parents to Medina Co. and was married to J. M. Kreider Nov. 29, 1883. To this union were born six children, three having preceded her in death (one in infancy, one son, Milo, died in Canon City, Col., Oct. 22, 1910, and one daughter, Bertha, died in Blake, Ohio, June 25, 1922). She leaves her loving husband, one brother (George Stine), one sister (Sarah Leatherman), three children (Lloyd, Laura Newcomer, and Ida Hartzler), and twenty grandchildren to mourn her departure. She united with the Mennonite Church in 1892 and lived true to her Lord, was a faithful member in the Church, and her place at religious services was seldom vacant except when her health no longer permitted her to attend. She had a host of friends and was highly esteemed by her neighbors and all who knew her. Brief funeral services were held at the home in Wadsworth, and later at the Bethel Church, Oct. 5, where a large number of relatives and friends met to pay their last tribute of respect. Funeral services were in charge of Brethren I. J. Buchwalter, A. J. Steiner, S. D. Rohrer, and D. M. Friedt, Text. II Kings 4:26. Burial in the Mennonite Cemetery.
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Durst. - William Clarence Durst died Oct. 9, 1925; aged 30 y. 14 d. He was sick all summer with tuberculosis in one of its forms. Funeral services were conducted by N. E. Miller and H. M. Gelnett. There was a large funeral on the afternoon of Oct. 11. He is survived by his mother, an invalid for 16 years, father, 1 brother, and 2 sisters.
Conrad. - Myrtle Ruth, daughter of Lester E. and Mabel Conrad, died at her parents' home near Hubbard, Oreg., Sept. 21, 1925; aged 5 m. 22 d. She leaves father, mother, 2 brothers (Paul and Clifford), 2 grandmothers and 1 grandfather, besides many other relatives and friends. We humbly submit to Him who rules our lives and does all things well. Funeral services conducted by Bro. D. B. Kauffman at the Zion Church near Hubbard, Oreg. Text, II Sam. 12:23, latter clause. Remains laid to rest in cemetery nearby.
Rychener. - John Rychener was born in the Canton of Berne, Switzerland, Jan. 11, 1864; died at his home in Pettisville, Ohio, Oct. 7, 1925; aged 61 y. 9 m. 26 d. He was united in marriage to Alice Kolb Nov. 24, 1903. He leaves a sorrowing widow and four brothers, also a large circle of friends. Several years ago he accepted Christ as his Savior and united with the A. M. congregation near Archbold, Ohio, of which he was a faithful member until death. On Friday, Oct. 9, the funeral services were held, conducted by E. L. Frey and S. D. Grieser. Text, Jno. 14:6. Burial in Pettisville Cemetery.
Short. - Maurice Donald, son of Raymond and Alta Short, died Sept. 23, 1925, after a short illness of cholera infantum at the age of 3 y. 5 m. 21 d. He leaves his sorrowing parents, one brother, (Robert Stanley), one sister (Mary Alice), grandparents, 3 uncles, 7 aunts and a host of relatives and friends. During his short stay on earth he made many friends and will be missed by all who knew him. Funeral services were held at the Central A. M. Church near Archbold, Ohio, conducted by E. L. Frey and Eli Rupp. Interment in Pettisville Cemetery.
"All is over, hands are folded
O'er a calm and peaceful breast,
All is over, pain is ended,
And our darling is at rest."
Detweiler. - Sarah (Benner) Detweiler was born June 28, 1855; died Oct. 5, 1925, at the home of her son in Silverdale, Pa; aged 70 y. 3 m. 3 d. Two daughters, 1 son, 4 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild survive. After a lingering illness of dropsy and heart failure, she passed away peacefully, being conscious to the end. She fell asleep in Jesus, not even moving her hands. Services at the home by I. Frank Swartz with further services at the Blooming Glen Church by Wilson R. Mo_er and Alfred Detweiler. Interment in the Rockhill Cemetery. Text, II Cor. 5:1.
"She longed to cross the silent river,
The summons then at midnight came;
Mother's gone to yonder shore,
To be with Christ forevermore."
Clemens. - Jacob Osiah, son of Jacob and Leah Clemens, was born in Ionia Co., Mich., June 4, 1870; died at Freeport, Mich., Oct. 12, 1925; aged 55 y. 4 m. 8 d. Dec. 26, 1890, he was married to Barbara E. Miller. To this union were born three children"Ethel (deceased), Orville, and Clayton. His first wife died May 13, 1895. March 18, 1903, he was married to Matilda Miller. To this union were born seven children"Gilbert, Floyd, L. D., Clair, Celia, Rollo, and Alvin. He united with the Brethren Church in 1922. He leaves his wife, eight sons, and one daughter'; also three brothers and one sister. Funeral was held at the Mennonite Church in Bowne, Mich., conducted by O. R. Weeks assisted by Aldus Brackbill. Burial in cemetery nearby.
Short. - Sister Laura Short (nee Wyse) was born near Archbold, Ohio, March 30, 1900; died Oct. 11, 1925; aged 25 y. 6 m. 12 d. She was united in marriage to Dennis Short, Jan. 20, 1925. This union was blessed with two sons (Emerson and Herman). When she was only eight years old she was left an orphan, after which her uncle and aunt took her in and gave her a home as though she were their own child. She leaves a sorrowing husband, two sons, four brothers, three sisters, an aged grandfather and an invalid grandmother, Albert and Emma Nafziger (who were father and mother to her), and many sorrowing relatives and friends to mourn her early and unexpected departure. In her youth she accepted Christ as her personal Savior and united with the A. M. Church in Fulton Co., Ohio, to which she remained faithful until death. On Oct. 13, because of the diphtheria quarantine being on the home a short service was held out on the lawn of the home conducted by S. D. Grieser, also a short service at the Pettisville Cemetery conducted by E. L. Frey.
Harshbarger. - Pauline Harshbarger (nee Yerger) was
born in Baden, Germany, Jan. 2, 1844; died Oct. 13, 1925; aged
81 y. 8 m. 12 d. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church
for many years. She came across the ocean with her parents when
8 years old and was taken into the home of Christian Moist, one
year later, and remained there till Dec. 18, 1862, when she was
united in marriage to Jonas Harshbarger. To this union were born
7 sons: William F., Samuel N., Moses M., Harry C., Christ. N.,
Peter B., and David I.; 3 daughters: Mattie C., and 2 daughters
who preceded her to the spirit world. Her husband died 16 years
ago. She was a kind and affectionate mother and neighbor, and
leaves to mourn her departure 8 children, 10 grandchildren, 4
great-grandchildren, two brothers, and many other relatives and
friends. Two brothers and one sister died in America, and one
brother died in mid-ocean. Her parents left Baden, Germany, May
2, 1852. They were 53 days crossing the ocean on the sailing ship
"Franklin," the fare then being $30.00 for adults and
$15.00 for children. They landed at Baltimore, and later came
to Mifflin Co., Pa., where they lived and died. Funeral of the
deceased took place on Friday, Oct. 16, at her late home in Mattawana,
Pa., where a large assemblage gathered to pay their last respects
to one they knew as a friend and highly regarded. Services conducted
by Jonas D. Yoder and John E. Kauffman, from Prov. 31:10-31. Interment
in the Hertzler Cemetery. May our loss be her eternal gain. J.
Transcribed by Nancy Regan, Washington