Gospel Herald Obituaries - November, 1927

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Gospel Herald - Vol. XX, No. 31 - November 3, 1927, pages 687

Hollinger.--Verda L., infant daughter of Mahlon S. and Katie (Lehman) Hollinger, died at the home of her parents near Millersville, Pa. Oct. 10, 1927. She is survived by her parents, three sisters and two brothers. Interment in Landis Valley Cemetery.
"God needed one more angel child,
Around his shining throne,
And so he stooped with loving care,
And took our darling baby home."
The parents.

Carr.--Solomon E. Carr was born near Whitmer, W. Va., Sept. 1, 1879; died in Harrisonburg, Va., Sept. 22, 1927; aged 48 y 21 d. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for a number of years. He was married to Peachie Montony in 1904, and was the loving father of seven children (Blake, Madeline, Evelyn, Raymond, Elbern, Roy and Paul). Fourteen years ago both Brother Carr's limbs were cut off below the knees, while he was working on a log train. During all these years he labored faithfully to support his wife and family. Sister Carr, the seven children, mother, five sisters, two brothers, many relatives and friends deeply feel the loss of this kind and considerate brother, whose soul we believe has gone to Jesus. The funeral services were conducted in the home of the invalid mother near Whitmer, by Hiram Weaver, assisted by Leonard Jones. Text, Psa. 132:14.

Augsburger.--Allen J., son of Johr. and Lizzie Augsburger, was born near Fisher, Ill., March 6, 1896; died Oct. 9, 1927, at the Brokaw Hospital, Bloomington, Ill., following a serious operation (Being sick only a few days); aged 31 y. 7 m. 3 d. His mother died when he was 3 years old, leaving him and baby sister (Ella May) in their father's care. A few years later they removed to near Hopedale, Ill., where he grew to manhood. In his young years he accepted Christ as his personal Savior, united with the Mennonite Church, and remained a faithful member until death. His father, mother, and infant sister preceded him to the glory world. On Dec. 18, 1918, he was united in Marriage to Louisa Horsch of Fisher, Ill., who survives him. He also leaves a step-mother and 3 sisters (Ella May Swartzentruber, Ruth and Grace), and many relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Oct. 11, conducted by Simon Litwiller, J. A. Heiser, and Ben Springer. Text, Jno. 11:25. Burial in the Mennonite Cemetery.
"A precious one from us is gone
A voice we loved is stilled
A place is vacant in our home
Whick never can be filled."

Martin, Hannah Rebecca Roush was born in Juniata Co., Pa., Dec 5, 1860; died Oct. 14, 1927, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. E. T. Eash, at Hopedale, Ill.; aged 66 y. 10 m. 9 d. At the age of three her mother died, leaving her in the care of a half-sister (now Mrs. Isaiah Yoder). At the age of nine, after the death of her father she with her sister's family moved to Johnson Co., Mo., later on moving to Cass Co., Mo., where she made her home till Jan. 26, 1882, when she was married to Joseph Martin of Hopedale, Ill., and where she has made her home since. To this union were born 2 sons and 6 daughters. One son and one daughter died in infancy. Her husband died Jan. 10, 1900, leaving her alone with the young children. She felt her responsibility very keenly, and trusted in God to help her bring them up in the fear of the Lord. She leaves the following children: Mrs. Mary Gingerich, Mrs. Emma Gut, Mrs. Bertha Birky, Mrs. Lea Eash, Elmer, and Mrs. Anna Gut; also twenty-seven grandchildren and one brother (W. H. Roush), besides other relatives. In her youth she united with the Amish Mennonite Church, in which faith she continued to the end. Hers was a life of much pain and sickness and for the last eleven years she was in very poor health. But she bore her sufferings very patiently and anxiously awaited the call of the Lord. When the final summons came she quietly passed away where there is no more suffering or pain. Funeral services on the 17th conducted by Simon Litwiller and Ben Springer. Text II Tim. 4:7,8. Burial in the Mennonite Cemetery.
"Can it be that she has left us?
Mother, who always had a smile
Yes she's gone and soon we'll meet her
'Twill only be a little while."

Heiser,--Christian D. son of Christian W. and Elizabeth Heiser, was born near Allentown, Ill., March 7, 1879; died at his home in Goodfield, Ill., Sept. 27, 1927; aged 48 y. 6 m. 20 d. On Dec. 31, 1903, he was married to Susan L. Wolber of Deer Creek, Ill. To this union was born three daughters (Fern, Ada and Mabel). The first three years of their married life was spent on a farm near the Zimmerman Ford on the Mackinaw. Later they moved to Goodfield and were engaged in the hardware and implement business until the time of his death. In his youth, he united with the Mennonite Church near Goodfield, to which he was faithful member until death. He served as Sunday school superintendent for 18 years and many of the teachers and young people owe their love for the Bible to his leadership. He loved to express his devotion to the Christ he loved by singing praises unto Him. In addition to his duties in the local church, he served as a member of the District Mission Board of Illinois, taking an active part of their activities. He was interested in the welfare of his community, and especially in the educational problems, having served as school director in both Grade and high school for a number of years. He leaves a sorrowing wife, three daughters, an aged father and mother, four brothers, and one sister (Peter S., Edward J., Mrs. Wm. Yoder, Simon A., and Benjamin), and a host of relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted on Friday afternoon at the home and at the Baptist Church at Goodfield, by Bro. Samuel Gerber of Tremont and Bro. A. H. Leaman of Chicago. Text, Jno. 8:31. Burial in Mt. Zion Cemetery north of Deer Creek.
"Father, thou art sweetly resting,
Cold may be thy earthly tomb;
But the angels sweetly whispered,
Come and live with us at home."

Transcribed by Barbara Fink, Florida


Gospel Herald - Vol. XX, No. 32 - November 10, 1927, pages 718, 719

Musser.--James Musser was born in Carroll Co., Md., Oct. 29, 1845; died at Lancaster, Pa., Oct. 29, 1927. He was a member of the Mennonite Church since about 1910, received into fellowship at Scottdale, Pa. For a number of years he had his home in the Home for the Aged near Lancaster, where he died of a complication of ailments from which he had been a sufferer for many years. His remains were shipped to Scottdale, Pa., where funeral services were held, Nov. 1, conducted by Bros. Aaron Loucks and J. A. Ressler. Buried in Scottdale Cemetery.

Armstrong.--Robert James, infant son of James Clifford and Barbara Armstrong of Archbold, Ohio, was born and died July 31, 1927. He leaves father, mother three brothers and three sisters. Short services were held at the grave by S. S. Wyse. The little baby was laid to rest at the Lockport Cemetery.

"Dear little Robert, how we longed to have you stay;
But God needed one more angel child.
So we submissively bow.
And say, Thy will be done."
The Parents.

Bennett.--Violet, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Estel Bennett, died Oct. 21, 1927; aged 1 y. 1 m. 3 d. She leaves a sorrowing father and mother, four sisters, two brothers, four grandparents, three great-grandparents, a number of aunts, uncles, cousins, relatives and friends. One brother and one sister preceded her to the great beyond. God knows best, and is calling his dear ones home one by one.

"We have said good-bye dear Violet
On this earth here forever
But we hope to meet our darling
Where the gates swing outward never."

Anderson.--William Henry Anderson was born April 14, 1844. He grew to manhood in Indiana, where he was married to Laura Rebecca Swift, March 5, 1862. To them where born three daughters, two of whom, with his companion, preceded him in death. He came to Jasper Co., Mo., in 1876. He died Oct. 27, 1927; aged 83 y. 6 m. 13 d. He leaves one daughter, seven grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, also one sister. He had his home with his daughter where the funeral service was conducted by Bro. E. J. Berker. Text, Psa. 39:2-5.

Kropp.--Mattie Kropp was born in Ontario Nov. 26, 1884; died in the Hospital at Badaxe, Mich., after an operation for Rupture, Oct. 24, 1927, aged 42 y. 10 m. 28 d. She was married to Solomon Kropp Sept. 24, 1903. Born to them were four children. Three preceded her in death. She leaves a sorrowing husband, one son, father, step-mother, one brother, two sisters, four half brothers, three half-sisters. She was a member of the Amish Mennonite Church, in which faith she lived until the Lord called her away from this earthly home. Funeral was held at the Pigeon River Church, near Pigeon, Mich. Oct. 27. Sermon by Bro. Solomon Swartzendruber in German (text, Matt. 13:4143)--and in English by Bro. M. S. Zehr (text, Jno. 11:25).

Pippenger.--Christopher Pippenger was born August 28, 1851; died at his home in Locke, Ind., Oct. 9, 1927; aged 76 y. 1 m. 11 d. On April 23, 1874, he was married to Ann Loney. To this union were born ten children of whom five preceded him in death. The children still living are Amanda Reed, Mrs. Clinton Thomas, Mrs. John Dobbyn, Eard Pippenger, and Mrs. Grover Reed. Besides his companion and five children, there survive him, two brothers (Samuel and Isaac Pippenger) one sister (Katharyn Swartz) also 23 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren and a large number of friends and neighbors. He united with the Mennonite Church in 1925, and was a faithful member. He was patient in his sickness and suffering, and we believe he was resigned to the will of His Father. Funeral services were held at the North Main St. Church in Nappanee, Inc., Oct. 11, conducted by H. F. North and J. W. Christophel. Text. II Cor. 5:1-4. Burial in the Union Center Cemetery.

Royer.--Sarah Lauretta Royer was born in Ashland Co., Ohio, Nov. 12, 1848; died at her home near Newton, Kans., Oct. 25, 1927; aged 78 y. 11 m. 15 d. When yet a child she moved with her parents to Wisconsin, where she grew to womanhood. In 1877, she with her mother and brother, George, and his wife, moved to Kansas, settling near Newton. In 1896, she was converted and united with the Mennonite Church, holding her membership with the Pennsylvania congregation. She was a very faithful sister, always attending services when she could and lived true to the end. She was ready and happy to go when her time on earth was finished. Her mother and brother, George, both died at Granada, Colorado, where they lived a few years. The funeral was held at the Pennsylvania Church October 28, conducted by T. M. Erb, and J. M. R. Weaver. She had selected as her own text, Phil. 1:23--"I am in a straight betwixt two, having a desire to depart and be with Christ, which is far better." Interment in the adjoining cemetery.

Stoll.--John H. Stoll was born in Allen Co., Ind., Dec. 1, 1860; died Oct. 22, 1927; aged 66 y. 10 m. 21 d. In his early boyhood, he moved with his parents, (Peter Stoll's) to Daviess Co., Ind. On Feb. 2, 1882, he was married to Barbara Yoder, of Fulton Co., Ohio. To this union were born 10 children, 9 of whom survive: 5 sons and 4 daughters (Frank Stoll, Mrs. Joel Wagler, Henry Stoll, Mrs. Noah Wittmer, Jacob Stoll, John Stoll, Mrs. David Knepp, Abraham Stoll, and Mrs. John Knepp, Jr.), also 43 grandchildren, two brothers, and three sisters survive. They were all present at the funeral except one brother and one grandson. Funeral services were held on the old homestead Oct. 25, by Joe Gerber and Joe Wagler. Texts, Jno. 5:19-30; I Cor. 15:12-58. His death was due to cancer in the stomach, from which he suffered intensely, his sickness being of about four months' duration.

"Grandfahter, he has left us,
Left us, yes forever more,
But we hope to meet our loved one
On that bright and happy shore."
Three loving grandchildren.

Herr.--Bro. Philip M. Herr was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., July 16, 1860; at the age of twenty years he came to Ohio and located near the pleasant View Mennonite Church in Stark Co. He soon became a member of this organization and remained faithful to his Master until death called him hence. He died at his home in Orrville, O., Oct. 15, 1927; aged 67 y. 2 m. 29 d. In 1886 he was married to Lydia White. To them were born six children. Those who survive are Mrs. Ada Miller and Amos and Roy Herr. His loving wife, two sons, one daughter, one brother, one sister, 4 grandchildren and many relatives and friends mourn his departure. Bro. Herr was of a kind, loving disposition and seemed to be endeared to all who knew him. Having been associated with him for nearly 40 years in church work, the writer can only say that he possessed those rare traits of character which elevated him above his fellows and gave forth bright evidence of Christian fortitude. Funeral services were held at the Pleasant View Church, Oct. 18, by I. J. Buckwalter, assisted by Aaron Eberly and John Leichty, in the presence of a large concourse of people.

Godshall.--Anna S., wife of John R. Godshall, was born Nov. 30, 1882; died Sept. 29, 1927; aged 44 y. 9 m. 29 d. To this union were born 4 children; one son (Paul) and one daughter (Edna) having preceded her in death. There survive her husband, mother, two children (Howard and Mary), three sisters (Mrs. Amos Conner, Mrs. John Nase, Mrs. Nelson Moyer), and one grandchild (Ruth), her father having preceded her in death. She was a kind and loving wife and mother, and always had a smile and kind word for all. One of her favorite pieces which the sister often sang was, "When the veil is lifted at Last." She died of heart trouble, dying in less than 15 minutes. She is greatly missed in the church and home as there is always mother's place vacant. Funeral services were held Oct. 4. Bro. Jonas Mininger preached at the house and Bro. Alfred Detweiler at the church. She was a faithful member of the Rockhill Mennonite Church near Telford, Pa., for many years. Interment in adjoining cemetery. Text, Pas. 39:4,5.

"We have lost our darling mother,
She has bid us adieu;
She has gone to live in heaven,
And her form is lost in view.
Oh! that dear one, how we loved her,
And how hard to give her up
But an angel came down for her.
And removed her from our flock."
By the family.

Sweigart.--Samuel, son of the late Samuel U. and Mary Good Sweigart, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Feb. 9, 1874; died at his late home near Churchtown, Pa., about midnight Oct. 22, 1927; aged 53 y. 8 m. 13 d. Father was suffering from cancer for about 3 years, by times suffering intense pain which he endured very patiently, seldom complaining, always satisfied which ever way the Lord saw best. He was improving until a cold set in which caused his death. Father was bedfast only four days. On Nov. 24, 1898, he was united in marriage to Annie Shirk. This union was blessed with 3 sons and 6 daughters-Paul, Bertha, Mabel (wife of John Beiler), Mary (wife of Harvey Kurtz), Emma, Anna, Edith, Samuel, and Melvin who with the wife and mother mourn the loss of a loving father and faithful companion. Father was the first to break the family circle. Also surviving are one brother and four sisters--Adam, Annie, Mary (wife of John Zimmerman) Ellen (wife of E. T. Line), and Emma (wife of C. H. Musselman. He was a faithful member of the Weaverland Mennonite Church. Father was anxiously looking forward to the time when he with his family would move to the home of his daughter Mary, and had set the day that he was buried for the day to have sale of his farming implements and some household goods. Funeral services were held Oct. 26, when Bro. I. B. Good officiated at the house and Bros. Benjamin Weaver and John S. Mast at the WeaverLand Mennonite Church. Text. Isa. 33:24. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.

"Rest on, dear father, your labor is o'er
Your willing hands will toil no more;
A faithful father, true and kind,
No friends on earth like you we'll find."
The Family.

Gehman.--Isaac L. Gehman was born Sept. 16, 1856; died at his home at Franconia, Pa., Oct. 15, 1927; aged 71 y. 29 d. Deceased had been ailing for a few years from dropsy and complications, but was able to be up and about most of the time until death-which came suddenly, having attended Sunday school the previous Sunday, of which he had been Secretary and Tresaurer for many years. He was united in marriage with Sarah F. Frederick, who together with four sons and two daughters remains to mourn his sudden departure. One infant son preceded him in death. In his youthful days he united with the Mennonite Church at Franconia and has lived a faithful Christian life, also serving as a Trustee for a number of years. His place in church and Sunday school was seldom vacant when health permitted him to attend. In his teens he began to teach public school and taught for thirty-three years. Funeral was held from his late home on Oct. 19 with further services at the Franconia Mennonite Church. Interment in the cemetery adjoining the church. Services were conducted by the home ministers. Text, Acts 13:36.

"Peaceful be thy rest, dear father,
It is sweet to breathe thy name;
In life we loved you dearly,
In death we do the same."

Brenneman.--Christian B., son of Benjamin and Mary Hursh Brenneman, was born in Wayne Co., O., April 17, 1842, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Sohpia Shenk, near Elida, Ohio, Oct. 21, 1927; aged 85 y. 6 m. 4 d. He was baptized and received in the Mennonite Church in 1863 by bishop Abraham Rohrer. On June 2, 1863, he was married to Susanna Brenneman of Allen Co., O., with whom he lived in matrimony for 61 years, she having preceded him in death August 15, 1924. To this union were born three daughters --Sophia E. (married to Isaac Shenk), Lydia M. (deceased), and Mary C. (Married to Charles Brenneman). Besides his two daughters he leaves two brothers (Adam and Abraham) and two sisters (Mrs. Abraham Huntsburger and Mrs. David Hilty). He also leaves seventeen grandchildren and forty-one great-grandchildren. Bro. Brenneman moved to Allen Co., Ohio, in the fall of 1868. In Jan. 1871, he was ordained to the ministry at the Sherrick (now Salem) church near Elida, Ohio, by Bishop George Brenneman. In this calling he served the Church faithfully as long as health permitted. He was a pioneer in evangelistic efforts in the Mennonite Church, traveling extensively in that work, and doubtless many people in many parts of the church cherish the fond recollection that thru his untiring efforts, and the mighty power of God accompanying his mighty voice, they were led to accept Jesus Christ as their personal Savior. He was much concerned about the welfare of the Church, and labored earnestly that the Church might remain true to the faith of our fathers and be kept free from the entanglements of worldliness in all its forms. Our departed brother bore his last illness with patience and resignation and repeatedly expressed his desire to go home. The funeral was held at the Salem Church on the afternoon of Oct. 23. Prehaps only twice in the history of the Salem Church did a larger number of people assemble at that place, and witness the laying to rest of a body in the Salem Cemetery. Services were conducted by Geo. Ross, and assisted by G. H. Brunk, P. E. Brunk, J. B. Smith and David Good (home ministers) and S. G. Shenk of Continental, Ohio, and Andrew Shenk of Oronogo, Mo.

Transcribed by Barbara Fink, Florida


Gospel Herald - Vol. XX, No. 33 - November 17, 1927, pages 735

Lehman.--Irene, daughter of Milo and Anna (Seibel) Lehman, died at the home of her parents at Meyerstown, Pa., Oct. 7, 1927, of meningitis after an illness of only one day; aged 2 y. 2 m. 24 d. She is survived by her parents, 1 brother, 4 sisters. Funeral services were held Oct. 8, by Jesse Bauman and Elam Martin. Burial in cemetery at Tulpehocken (Royers) meeting house.

Lehman.--Elizaberth, infant daughter of Jesse and Candidus (Stahl) Lehman, died of suffocation caused by an enlarged thymus gland at the home of her parents at Myerstown, Pa., Oct. 17, 1927; aged 1 m. 16 d. She had a slight cold of which nothing serious had been thought of, but died very suddenly before medical care could be called. She is survived by her parents and one sister. Burial Oct. 19, in cemetery at Tulpehocken (Royers) metting house.

Rabe.--Elizabeth Jahn was born July 20, 1872; died at the home of her daughter near hespeler, Ont., Oct. 31, 1927; aged 55 y. 4 m. 11 d. In 1894 she was married to John Rabe, to which union were born five children, two dying in infancy. She leaves a sorrowing husband, one daughter, two sons, and three sisters. In her early married life she united with the Mennonite Church and departed this life loyal to the faith of her Master. The funeral was held on Nov. 3 at the Cressman Mennonite Church. Breslau, Ont. Ministers who conducted the services were A. B. Snyder and Oscar Burkholder. Text, Jno. 6:63.

Wagler.--John Samuel, infant son of Michael and Cora C. Wagler, Williamsville, N. Y. died Nov. 2, 1927; aged 6 m. 15 d. He leaves father, mother, 2 brothers, 1 sister, but has gone to join his sister Mabel. Little John was not strong and suffered much. His last sickness was pneumonia. Services were conducted at the River Brethren Church by Bros. C. L. Ressler, D. D. Kaufman, and ---Dozer. Text, Matt. 19:14. Burial in the Clarence Center Cemetery.
"God needed one more angel child,
Around his shining throne
And so he stooped with loving care,
And took our darling baby home.
The parents

Martin.--George S. Martin was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Oct. 11, 1846; died at his home in Elkhart Co., Ind., Oct. 21, 1927; aged 81 y. 10 d. Death was caused by heart trouble and old age. He moved with his parents to Elkhart Co., Ind., in 1856, and was united in marriage to Malinda Hess, Mar. 12, 1874. To this union were born four children, two having preceded him in death. He leaves a faithful companion, 1 son (Frank H. Martin), 1 daughter (Mrs. Douglas Maust), 6 grandchildren, 2 brothers (Moses and David S.), 2 sisters (Mrs. Susan Fissgus and Emma Martin). He was a faithful member of the Yellow Creek Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the Yellow Creek Church, Oct. 23, 1927, conducted by J. W. Christophel and D. A. Yoder. Text, II Tim. 4:6-8. Burial in cemetery adjoining church.

Herr.--Benjamin Herr was born in Adams Co., Pa., July 30, 1847; died near Nappanee, Ind., Oct. 25, 1927; aged 80 y. 2 m. 26 d. When he was a child he with his parents settled in Elkhart Co., Ind. and has been a resident of Elkhart Co. since that time. In Dec. 1877, he was married to Caroline Smeltzer who preceded him in death July 25, 1911. To this union was born 12 children. One daughter (Addie) died in 18-6, aged 10 years, and Elizabeth died in infancy. He is survived by 8 sons (Oscar, Leander, Roy, Clarence, Charles, Lester, Floyd, and Elmer), and 2 daughters (Mrs. Alice Searer and Mrs. Minerva Searer. One brother (Christian Herr) also survives. He also leaves 10 grandchildren. He was a kind and loving father, and his loss will be keenly felt by all his children. Always fond of children he was particularly attached to his grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Union Center Church of the Brethren. Oct. 28, 1927, conducted by David Miller, assisted by J. W. Christophel.

Thomas.--Josiah R. Thomas was born in Cambria Co., Pa., March 2, 1858; died of a complication of diseases at his home at Compass, Chester Co., Pa., Nov. 1, 1927; aged 69 y. 7 m. He was married to Mary Leffler about 46 years ago. Nine children were born to this union. of whom seven survive. Two sons (William and Frank) died of diphtheria and were buried on the same day 24 years ago. Besides his wife and children he is survived by two brothers, one sister, and one half-sister. He united with the Mennonite Church a number of years ago and died in the faith. His body was shipped to Johnstown, Pa. and funeral services were conducted at the Stahl Church on Nov. 5 by S. G. Shetler, assisted by John F. Grove of Mason and Dixon, Pa. A large concourse of people--consisting of relatives, former neighbors, and many friends-gathered to pay the last tribute of respect to a departed one. Interment beside his sons in the Stahl Cemetery.

Freed.--Allen A. Freed was born in Montgomery Co., Pa., Jan. 4, 1854; died Sept. 18, 1927, at the home of his son Abram. Telford, Pa.; aged 73 y. 8 m. 15 d. He was united in marriage to Elizabeth Landis, who preceded him in death. He always enjoyed good health until the last several months of his life, always bearing his suffering without any complant. His desire was to leave this world and be with Christ. He with his companion united with the Mennonite Church in their youth and were always strong defenders of the faith. His will showed the kind of a life he lived. His first desire was his prayers for his children and for their spiritual welfare and temporal matters secondary. One of his last days he made this statement that if there was anything in his life worth while to pattern after, we should think on these things. He will be missed in the Lord's service where he was never absent as long as health permitted. He leaves 2 sons and 1 daughter (1 son preceded him), 13 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren. Services were conducted at the home by Bro. Jonas Mininger and the Souderton Mennonite Church by Bro. Elmer Moyer and Bro. Jacob Moyer.

Kilmer.--Philip, son of Samuel and Katherine Kilmer, was born March 18, 1854; died Oct. 17, 1927; aged 73 y. 7 m. 1 d. His father died when he was quite young, after his father's death his mother married John Freed. In this home he grew to manhood. In the fall of 1876 he married Lucinda Sanders. To this union a daughter was born, who died in infancy. His wife died Feb. 10, 1880. On Feb. 17, 1891, he was married to Barbara Blosser. She died Sept. 3, 1924. He then left the Blosser homestead and went to live with his foster daughter (Mrs. Frank Rich) in Wakarusa, Ind. He stayed with them till Nov. 31, 1926, when he made his home with Jacob Weldv. where he died. After his death he was taken to the home of his foster daughter. He was of a family of 14 children. He leaves his foster daughter and a host of relatives and friends. In 1898 he united with the Mennonite Church in the Holdeman congregation near Wakarusa. He was a faithful member till death. He was a kindhearted man, loved by all that knew him. The last year he suffered a great deal from cancer of the stomach, but was patient through it all. He was in bed 9 days. On Oct. 1, he wrote out his request for his funeral, including services, songs, undertaker, and pallbearers. Funeral was held the 19th at North Union Church, where a large body of people were gathered together. Services were conducted by D. A. Yoder and Henry Weldv. The body was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery.

Gerber.--Jemima, daughter of Jacob and Mary Shrock (both deceased), was born in Miami Co., Ind., March 2, 1877; died at her home in Amboy, Ind., Nov. 4, 1927; aged 50 y. 8 m. 2 d. She was bereft of a mother's love when she was a young girl. On Nov. 3, 1896, she was united in marriage to Andrew Zook. To this union were born five boys, one dying in infancy, the others (Floyd, Ernest, Roy, and Paul) survive her. Sadness came into this home on March 27, 1910 when the father and husband was called from them. She was united in marriage to Monroe Gerber on April 20, 1912. On child (Esther) was born to this union. At an early age she accepted Christ as her Savior and was baptized into the Mennonite Church. She was a faithful, consistent member and lived to see all of her children unite with the church of her choice. During her illness (which lasted only a few days) she bore her suffering with much patience. While she realized that her end was near, her chief concern was for her children and grandchildren. Bisides the sorrowing husband and children, she leaves four grandchildren, a step-son, one sister, four brothers, three half-sisters, one halfbrother, and a host of friends and relatives. Seven half-brothers and sisters have preceded her in death. Funeral services held at the Mennonite church near Kokomo, Ind., in charge of J. S. Horner and Niles M. Slabaugh. Text, Jno. 11:25,26.
"Earth has lost its look of gladness,
Heaven seems to us more bright,
Since the spirit of dear mother
Took its happy homeward flight."

Transcribed by Barbara Fink, Florida


Gospel Herald - Vol. XX, No. 34 - November 24, 1927, pages 750, 751

Culp.--Addie Madlem Culp was born Jan. 21, 1867, in Elkhart Co., Ind. Her parents were Isaac Madlem who passed away 50 years ago and Elizabeth Madlem, now living. She was united in marriage with Noah W. Culp, April 30, 1898. To this union were born two children (Edith Beatrice and George Arnold). She died at her home in Alanson, Mich., Oct. 2, 1927, at the age of 60 y. 8 m. 10 d. Funeral services were held at the Olive Church near Elkhart, Ind., conducted by J. K. Bixler and D. A. Yoder.

Bemiller.--Edith Bishop Bemiller, wife of Irvin J. Bemiller of south of Elkhart died Oct. 20 at her home, after a three years ill ness of Brights disease. She was born at Three Rivers, Mich., Dec. 19, 1877. She came to Elkhart, Ind., Feb. 25, 1896, and was em ployed in the Warren Hill store for 10 years before her marriage on March 24, 1915. She was a member of the Jamestown Methodist Church. In addition to her husband she is survived by a son (Harold M. Bishop) of Elk hart; a daughter (Mrs. F. C. Seehrist) a step son (Maurice Bemiller), two brothers, a sister, three grandchildren and one step-grandson. Funeral services were held at the home con ducted by D. A. Yoder. Burial in the Olive Cemetery.

Kanagy.--Nannie M. Kannagy was born Dec. 22, 1878; died Oct. 21, 1927. Her death was a shock to the community. She was help ing Sister E. D. Hess in her home when she entered the cellar door by mistake and fell down the cellar stairs, fracturing her skull on the concrete floor. She was taken to the Lewistown Hospital where she died a few hours later. She was the wife of Bro. Jacob Kanagy the deacon of the Belleville, Pa., con gregation, whom she married Jan. 12, 1905. Early in life she united with the Belleville A. M. Church and was faithful to her vows. Her quiet, unassuming ways made her a friend of all and she will be remembered as was Dorcas, for her good deeds. Services at the house by Eli Kanagy, and at the Church by Joshua Zook and E. D. Hess. Text, II Sam. 14:14.

Zimmerman.--Mary S., wife of Benjamin Zimmerman, was born near Farmersville, Pa., May 13, 1853; died Oct. 10, 1927, at her home in Hinkletown, Pa.; aged 74 y. 4 m. 27 d. Deceased had been ailing for the last six months but had improved a little when death came suddenly. She had been a member of the Metzler's Mennonite Church for many years. Besides her aged companion, she is survived by one daughter (Mrs. Aldus Melling) four grandchildren, and six great-grandchil dren, one daughter (Ida) having preceded her in death two years. Funeral services were held at the house by Benjamin Wenger and Eli Sauder and at Groffsdale Church by the same minister assisted by Benjamin Weaver. Text, Rev. 14:13. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
"Farewell, dear mother, sweet thy rest,
Weary with years and worn with pain;
Farewell till in some happy place,
We shall behold thy face again."

Greider.--Harry R., son of Tobias E. and Barbara E. Greider, was born Feb. 3, 1884; died Nov. 2, 1927; aged 43 y. 8 m. 29 d. On Feb. 18, 1909, he was united in marriage with Anna Herring. This union was blessed with three sons and six daughters, all of whom are living. He is also survived by his mother, one brother, and five sisters. His fa ther, one brother, and two sisters preceded him in death. In 1907 he united with the Mennonite Church, to which he remained faithful until death. Early in Janurary he be gan to complain but did all he work during these months until April when he entered the Stillwater Sanitarium on the Covington pike. About a week before he went he desired to be anointed, also on the Sunday before his death he partook of the communion service. Funer al services were held Sunday afternoon, Nov. 6, at the United Brethren Church at Sulphur Grove, in charge of his pastor, assisted by _____ Jacoby.

Yoder.--Annie E., daughrter of Michael and Barbara Stutzman, was born May 23, 1864, near Iowa City, Iowa; died at the General Hospital, Elkhart, Ind., Nov. 9, 1927; aged 63 y. 5 m. 16 d. The greater part of her life was spent at Topeka, Ind., moving to Goshen, Ind., in 1913, where she spent the remainder of her life. She was married to Emanuel C. Yoder March 11, 1886. At the age of 17 she united with the Methodist Church, and after her marriage she became a member of the Mennonite Church of which she was a faithful member until death. She was a faithful wife and a kind, loving neighbor. She leaves her beloved husband, two sisters (Mrs. J. S. Hartzler and Mrs. George Spangler), two brothers (Joseph and David), and a host of relatives and friends. Funeral was held at the Mennonite Church at Topeka, Ind., Bro. Noah Oyer having charge of the services at the home and Bro. O. S. Hostetler at the church, assisted by Bro. S. E. Allgyer.

Nunemaker.--Francis (Ebersole) Nunemak er was born near Elizabethtown, Pa., March 14, 1853; died Nov. 3, 1927, at her home in Sterling Ill., after an illness of about two years; aged 74 y. 7 m. 19 d. On Sept. 2, 1879, she was married to Samuel Nunemaker, of Wakarusa, Ind., Bishop Henry Nice of Morrison, Ill., performing the ceremony. To this union eight children were born. Amos, eldest son, passed away when but four years of age. She leaves her husband and the fol lowing children: Mrs. Leroy Good, Mrs. M. R. Hess, Enos, John, Samuel, Harvey and Charles; also twenty-one grandchildren and one brother (Henry Ebersole). In her youth she confessed Christ as her personal Savior and united with the Mennonite Church, where she found an opportunity to give expression of her religious convictions in active Christian service. By her consistent life and her un assuming disposition, she held a place in the home and in the church that connot be filled by another. Again, a mother has gone from us, but we feel the world had been made better because she lived in it. Funeral services were held Nov. 6, from the home and at the Science Ridge Mennonite Church, in charge of her pastor, Bro. A. C. Good, assisted by Brother John Nice.

Miller.--Lucretia Fuller Miller was born near Springs, Pa., Sept. 18, 1844; died Nov. 12, 1927 at the home of her daughter near Lan caster, Pa., where she had gone for a visit two weeks prior to her death. Death was caused by pleurisy and heart trouble; aged 83 y. 1 m. 25 d. She was united in marriage with Daniel J. Miller Nov. 24, 1861. Her husband died in 1920. Their union was blessed with twelve children, all of whom grew to manhood and woman hood. Three of the children--viz., Mil ton, Lydia (Mrs. John H. Bender), Sallie (Mrs. D. H. Bender)--preceded their mother in death. The other nine were all present at the funeral, viz.-Gideon, William, Ulysses, Ma Linda (Mrs. F. W. Bender), Annie L., Edward, Clarence, Minnie (Mrs. Fred Lohr), Cora (Mrs. C. B. Shoemaker). There are 47 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren living. Other sur viving relatives are one sister (Mrs. Henry Bittinger), two half-sisters and one half-broth er. Sister Miller united with the Mennonite Church in her early years and lived a consistent life of testimony for her Master. In her last hours she expressed her readiness to go, her only concern being that she might be of more help to her children and grandchildren. Fun eral services were conducted at the Springs Mennonite Church Nov. 15, by J. A. Ressler of Scottdale assisted by N. E. Miller of Springs. Interment in cemetery near by.

Freed.--Emma Jane, wife of Abram Freed was born Aug. 27, 1865; died Sept. 17, 1927, at her home in Perkasie, Pa.; aged 62 y. 23 d. She was suffering for three months with can cer of the liver. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church, and faithful to her Savior, who was her real helper. The cares and problems which are bound to come in life did not distrub her trust in her Master. She was a kind, patient, and loving wife and mother; and will be greatly missed by her host of friends; but in no place so much as in her home where she left her loved ones, the ob ject of her love and tender care. She leaves her husband, and three daughters, from a former marriage (Mrs. A. Frank Detweiler, Mrs. Raymond Beideman, and Mrs. Isaiah Clemmer). Services were conducted at the house by Frank Swartz and A. O. Histand and at Blooming Glen by Wilson Moyer and Jacob Clemmens. Text, Heb. 11:16. Burial in adjoining cemetery.

"We have lost our loving mother,
She had bid us adieu;
She had gone to live in heaven,
And her form is lost in view.
Oh! that dear one, how we loved her,
And how hard to give her up
But an angel came down for her,
And removed her from our flock."
Mrs. A. Frank Detweiler.

Oyer.--Frances Rebecca, daughter of Levi and Elizabeth (Hartzler) Zook, was born Oct. 5, 1873, near Mattawana, Pa.; died in Ashley, Mich., Nov. 3, 1927. At the age of 16 she ac cepted her Savior, united with the Mennonite Church at Allensville, Pa., remaining a faithful member, and in later years making her church home in congregations of like faith in other localities. She taught in the public schools in Pennsylvania for two years, then attended school at Elkhart and Goshen, graduated with the class of 1905, after which she taught in Indiana. In 1907 she came to Chicago, resid ing there for one year, part of this time being spent at the Home Mission. The year pre ceding her marriage she was in Pennsylvania teaching school. Aug. 5, 1909, she was united in marriage to Daniel S. Oyer of Chicago, where the resided the ensuing year. To this union was born one daughter. After leaving Chicago, they lived one year in Middlebury, Ind., three years at Benzonia, Mich., six years near Eureka, Ill., and the past eight years at Ashley, Mich. Sister Oyer suffered for a num ber of years, from a complication of diseases, during the past year showing a marked de cline in health. In September, 1927, she was stricken with paralysis, due to cerebral hem orrhage. Although entirely helpless in one side, and in a critical condition for several days, she made a remarkable recovery, for which praise was given to Him Who hath all power. But before regaining her usual health, she was again stricken (Oct. 28), cerebral hemorrhage evidently being the cause. The motor nerves were only slightly affected, but she became unconscious, remaining in that state from Saturday morning until she passed away the following Thursday. She leaves her husband, a 14-year-old daughter (Lois Lor raine), two brothers (Horace M. and S. Mil ton), three sisters (Mrs. Jacob Troyer, Mrs. Joshua B. Zook, and Mrs. Noah Hostetler), besides many other relatives and friends. Fun eral services were conducted Nov. 6, at Bethel Church, near Ashley, by Bros. Geo. H. Sum mer (home minister) and S. M. Kanagy of Chicago. Text, "I am the resurrection and the life." Burial in Washington Twp. Cemetery, near Bethel Church.

Yoder.-- Manasses Lincoln, son of Noah and Barbara Yoder, was born in Logan Co., Ohio, Nov. 13, 1857; died at his late home near Garden City, Mo., Nov. 11, 1927; aged 69, y. 11 m. 28 d. At the age of 15 years he with three brothers and two sisters, were left without the tender care of a mother. The family was scattered until the father was again married about two years later to Sally Troyer of Wayne Co., Ohio. On Feb. 2, 1882, he was married to Fanny L. Zook of Champaine Co., Ohio. They moved to Logan Co., Ohio, where they lived until August, 1886, when they moved to Garden City, Mo. To this union were born five sons and two daughters. Two sons and two daughters died in infancy. The children living are J. Roy, N. Ervin, and Marvin L., all of whom were at the bedside of their father during his last illness. On Oct. 26, 1919, after living in wedlock nearly thirty-eight years, this happy union was broken when the mother and companion was called to her reward. On Nov. 11, 1922, he was again married to Susan King, they having lived together five years when this union was broken on their wedding anniversary. In his early manhood he confessed Christ as his Savior, uniting with the Mennonite Church near West Liberty, Ohio. He remained faithful until death, always taking an interest in the work of the church. His place in worship was seldom vacant when health permitted him to attend. During his recent illness he frequently expressed a desire to depart and be with the Lord. His quiet disposition and tender devotion to his family and friends won for him the love and deepest respect of all who knew him. There remain to mourn their loss, a loving companion, three sons, two grandsons, one brother, two sisters, one half-sister, one uncle, one aunt, two step-sons, two step-daughters, and a host of relatives and friends.
"Rest, dearest companion, father and grandfather,
Thy work is done;
Since it is God's Holy will
We must be parted for a while,
In sweet submission all in one
We say, our Father's will be done."
Funeral services were conducted Nov. 13, at the Sycamore Grove Church, by Bro. Henry Rychener, of Fulton Co., Ohio, and Bro. L. J. Miller. Text, Phil. 1:20, 21. Interment in Clearfork Cemetery.

Transcribed by Barbara Fink, Florida

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