Gospel Herald - Volume XXI, Number 18 - August 2, 1928, pages 382, 383
Lackner. - Barbara Musser was born May 16, 1847. In March, 1873, she was married to John Lackner who preceded her 9 years ago. This union was blessed with 2 sons and 2 daughters (Henry, Susanna, - Mrs. Ed Fries, and Mary Ann). One son died in infancy. Three children, 11 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren survive; also 1 sister (Mrs. Daniel Gingerich). She united with the Mennonite Church early in life and remained true to the end. She died July 11, 1928, aged 81 y. 1 m. 25 d. Funeral services July 13 conducted by Oliver Snider at St. Jacobs Mennonite Church.
Lucket. - Charles O. Lucket died of tuberculosis at the home of his mother in Pond Bank, Pa., July 18, 1928; aged 30 y. 9 m. 15 d. He was a member of the church of this place. He wasted most of his life gambling, etc., until about a year ago when he united with the Church. We enjoyed visiting this brother. He seemed so anxious to see us come, and manifested his faith and trust in the Lord to the last. Services were held at the Pond Bank Mennonite Church July 20, conducted by Harvey E. Shank. Theme "Judgments of God" (II Cor. 5:10). Burial in the Mont Alto Cemetery.
Bowman. - Polly, wife of Simon Bowman and daughter of the late Jacob and Catharine Alwine, was born June 20, 1878; died June 19, 1928; aged one day less than 50 years. While in the Mercy Hospital, Johnstown, Pa., she was called away. She realized that she could not get well and selected S. G. Shetler to preach her funeral sermon. She was a member of the Lutheran Church and pastor Snyder assisted in the services. Funeral services were conducted in the home and the body was laid to rest in the Grand View Cemetery. She is survived by her husband, three sisters, one brother, and many other relatives and friends.
Kulp. - Sister Annie, widow of Bro. Henry Kulp was born in Montgomery Co., Pa., Dec. 31, 1852; died of heart failure on the morning of May 18, 1928. She was getting up potatoes from the cellar and got to the first step of the first floor and sat down and died there. Two children survive: Sister Mary L. Eby and Samuel H. Kulp. The funeral was held May 21, with brief services at the house conducted by David H. Mosemann and John H. Mosemann. Text, Matt. 24:44. Burial in Millersburg, Pa., Mennonite Cemetery.
Miller. - Inah Stutzman Miller was born Aug. 17, 1873;
died July 1, 1928; aged 34 y. 10 m. 13 d. She was married to Allen
L. Miller Nov. 9, 1916. She is survived by her husband, four children
(Virgil, Herman, Erdman, and Ellen), her parents, (Mr. and Mrs.
J. Stutzman) two brothers (Harvey and Earl), and a sister (Mrs.
S. A. Yoder). She was a member of the Mennonite Church for about
"We shall miss her guiding counsel,
For we always knew she cared;
And we often solved our problems,
As her thoughts with us she shared."
Services at Middlebury, Ind., July 5, by Silas Yoder and D. D. Miller.
Sutter. - Louis Frederick, son of Julius J. and Mildred A. Clayton Sutter, was born Aug. 10, 1916; died July 13, 1928, at the Mennonite Hospital at Bloomington, Ill.; aged 11 y. 11 d. 3 d. He was a bright, active, obedient boy. When Sunday morning came he was always ready to go to Sunday school and took a real interest in the lesson discussion. He leaves his father, 1 brother (Howard), 2 sisters (Clara, and Irene) 2 grandfathers, 2 grandmothers, and many relatives and friends. His mother died 8 years ago. Funeral services were held July 15, at the Hopedale Mennonite Church, conducted by Bro. Ernest Hostetler, assisted by Bro. Simon Litwiller. Laid to rest beside his mother in the Hopedale Mennonite Cemetery.
Taylor. - Fannie, wife of Elder S. W. Taylor, was born
Aug. 11, 1849; died June 16, 1928; aged 78 y. 10 m. 5 d. She is
survived by her husband, two sons, four grandchildren and two
great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Church of the Brethren.
She came to the home of her son, B. Z. Taylor, Union Grove, Pa.,
to spend several weeks during the summer months, when she was
afflicted and remained an invalid. She was patient and submissive
on her wheel chair for over two years. Funeral services were held
at the Blue Ball meeting house, sermon by Elder David Kilhefner,
interment in the adjoining cemetery.
"We have lost our darling grandmother,
She has bid us adieu,
She has gone to live in heaven,
And her form is lost to view."
By a Granddaughter.
Boshart. - Jacob Boshart was born near Wellesley, Ont., July 2, 1853; died of pneumonia at Milverton, Ont., May 26, 1928; aged 74 y. 1 m. 6 d. He united in holy matrimony with Leah Erb, Feb. 12, 1878, who preceded him in death July 19, 1922. This union was blessed with 2 sons and 2 daughters. He leaves 2 sons, 1 daughter, 13 grandchildren, 3 brothers, 3 sisters. In his early years he accepted the Lord as his Savior, united with the Amish Mennonite Church, and was faithful to the end. After his marriage he moved with his wife on a farm near Milbank, Ont., where they resided till after the death of his wife when he moved with his son John at Milverton. Funeral was held May 29, from his late home and at Mornington Amish Mennonite Church. Services at the house by Nicklaus Nafziger and at the church by John Gerber and Nicklaus Nafziger. Burial in adjoining cemetery.
Stutzman. - David E. Stutzman was born in Holmes Co., Ohio, Sept. 17, 1850; died July 17, 1928, at his home in Milford, Nebr.; aged 77 y. 10 m. In his early life he united with the Mennonite church of which he remained in the faith until death. In 1885 he with his family came to Milford, lived in this community the rest of his life. In May, 1870, he was united in marriage to Susanna Mast. To this union were born three daughters and five sons, 3 daughters (Sarah Ann, Salina Jane, and Lydia), and I son (Salvinus) preceded him in death. He leaves his beloved companion and 4 sons (Alvin, Abraham D., William S., and Milo D.), 27 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, and a host of friends and relatives. He had been failing in health for about five months and gradually became weaker until he was called. Funeral services held in the East Fairview Church near Milford, Nebr., July 20, conducted by J. E. Zimmerman. Text, I Chron. 29:15.
Snyder. - Magdalena, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Simon
Weber, was born Feb. 28, 1902; died July 9, 1928; aged 26 y. 3
m. 11 d. On Nov. 21, 1922, she was married to Roy Snyder of Bloomingdale,
Ont. To this union were born 1 son and 2 daughters, all of whom
survive - Adeline, 4; Lorne, 2; Lecinda, 5 weeks. She united with
the Mennonite Church when she was 18 years old and died in the
same faith. We cannot understand why one so young and so much
needed should be called, but God's ways are not our ways and some
day we shall understand. Her remains were laid to rest at Snyder's
Cemetery where many of her relatives and friends had gathered.
Funeral services by Brethren Jonas Snyder at the house assisted
at the church by Urias Weber and Howard Stevanus.
"If we could hear her singing
As we think she's singing now
If we could see the brightness
Of the crown upon her brow.
By a friend.
Hostetler. - Monroe J., son of Moses and Mary Ann Mehl Hostetler was born near Emma, Ind., Jan. 4, 1878; died at his home in Elkhart Co., Ind., July 19, 1928; aged 60 y. 6 m. 15 d. He was united in marriage to Katy Miller of La Grange Co., Dec. 25, 1900. To this union were born four children. He resided in La Grange and Elkhart counties all his life, residing in the community and in the city of Elkhart since 1917, and moved to his present home only last February. He leaves his faithful wife, his four children (Mrs. Joy Lewallen, Guy, Margaret, and Claude) and three grandchildren. He was the tenth of a family of sixteen children, twelve (eight brothers and four sisters) of whom survive him. He is also survived by eight uncles and two aunts, besides a large circle of other relatives and friends, and brethren and sisters in the Lord who shall greatly miss him. Bro. Hostetler was converted and united in the Mennonite Church when 15 years of age. He held his membership with the Prairie St. Mennonite Church of Elkhart for the last 11 years. He was a faithful brother in the Church and studied the Bible a great deal and was especially interested in the hope of the Lord's return which was the constant subject of conversation, and he lived with that hope ever before him. Funeral services were conducted July 21, at Elkhart by the brethren, J. S. Hartzler, Chris Reiff, and Jacob K. Bixler. Text, Rev. 3:11. Interment in the Prairie St. Cemetery.
Kreider. - William A. Kreider was born in Causttat, Germany, May 18, 1854. At the age of 9 years he came to America, to Pennsylvania, where he grew to manhood. When a young man he came to Iowa, and on April 18, 1878, he was united in marriage to Delilah Swartzendruber, of Johnson County. He moved to Hubbard, Oreg., the same year, where they made their home for 4 years, when they returned to Johnson Co., Iowa, until the year 1893, when a number of families located at Clarion, Iowa, where a church was organized. On Dec. 13, 1899, Sister Kreider died, leaving his with a family of 10 children. One son (Eli) preceded him in death. The remaining children are; Mrs. George Reber, Sam W., Mrs. H. F. Goodale, Henry, Mrs. J. B. Miller, Mrs. F. C. Giese, and Mrs. John J. Hershberger. These with a host of friends and acquaintances mourn his death. In the year 1903 he moved to Weatherford, Okla. On Feb. 4, 1904, he was again married to Mrs. Salina Detwiler, locating at Choteau, Okla., where he lived until the time of his death, June 28, 1928; aged 74 y. 1 m. 10 d. Bro. Kreider accepted Christ as his Savior when a young man, uniting with the Amish Mennonite Church, in which faith he lived and died. The body was brought to the home of his daughter, Mrs. George Reber, near Wellman, and the funeral was held from the Lower Deer Creek Church, July 2, conducted by J. L. Hershberger, D. D. Miller and J. D. Fisher. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.
Litwiller. - Jacob Litwiller was born near St. Agatha,
Ont., March 7, 1874; aged 54 y. 2 m. 26 d. On Sept. 22, 1896 he
was married to Rachael Jantzi. This union was blessed with 7 children.
He leaves his widow, an adopted daughter (Eleanor), Nelson and
Edna (Mrs. A. Swartzendruber - missionaries in South America),
Reuben, Milton, Ella, Delton, 7 grandchildren, 2 brothers, and
four sisters. He was confined to his bed for about five weeks.
Death was due to complications, but his main sickness was bacterial
endacarditis. During his illness he spent many wakeful nights,
meditating with God, and during unconscious hours his talk was
always of spiritual matters. He was a lover of song, and during
his days of sickness he asked all those present to sing for him;
leaving a blessed assurance of the eternal hope. In his younger
years he united with the Amish Mennonite Church of which he was
a faithful member until death. Father's place in our home can
never be filled. His kind disposition commanded all to love him
and the loss of his counsel is heavy to us. Funeral services June
6 at the house by Christian Gascho, and at the A. M. Church near
St. Agatha, by C. F. Derstine, Oscar Burkholder, and Peter Nofziger.
Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
"Deep in our hearts lies a picture,
Of a loved one laid to rest;
In memories frame we will keep it,
Because he was one of the best.
Friends may think we have forgotten,
When at times they see us smile;
But they little know the heart aches,
That the smile hides all the while.
Transcriber's note: endacarditis typed as written.
Weaver. - Mary, daughter of Samuel and Esther Horst, was born April 6, 1849 at the family home near Bowdil, Ohio. She died on the same farm June 28, 1928; aged 79 y. 2 m. 22 d. On Jan. 26, 1869, she was united in marriage to Samuel L. Weaver. To this union were born six children (Mrs. J. H. Eschliman, Mrs. D. E. Burkhart, Jesse E. Weaver and N. H. Weaver, and two daughters (Anna Mary and Mary Esta) who died in early childhood). Soon after her marriage both she and her husband united with the Mennonite Church. She was a faithful member and a devoted follower of Christ until death. Knowing that the end was near mother requested communion service, which was given two weeks before her death. She was fully resigned to her Master's will, ready and anxious to go and meet with those who had gone before. During her last days on earth she told of seeing departed loved ones, including her mother and her husband, and of hearing beautiful singing which faded whenever her attention was recalled to earthly things. We think of her today as a charitable and self-sacrificing mother and friend. No one ever went from her door hungry. The funeral was held July 1, at the old family homestead and the County Line Church. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery. Services were conducted by Benjamin Good and Abraham Good. Texts, Col. I:27; Col. 3:20. The occasion was the 20th anniversary of father's funeral. She leaves 2 daughters, 2 sons, 7 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, and a large number of relatives and friends. Mother labored long and hard. She accomplished well the purpose of life. We submissively give her back to God who gave her.
Rosenberger. - Esther K., daughter of Isaac G. and Laura
K. Rosenberger, was born at Silverdale, Pa., Mar. 16, 1915; passed
away at Grand View Hospital, Sellersville, Pa., June 26, 1928;
aged 13 y. 3 m. 10 d. She was sick just a short time during which
she suffered much pain, but she bore it all patiently. She was
operated on for appendicitis, but peritinitis had already set
in. Although young in years, she had left us a wonderful experience.
Before going to the hospital she accepted Christ as her personal
Savior, asking to be baptized. From that time on she seemed to
be living on higher ground. On Wednesday afternoon she wished
to see us all. As we were standing around her bed she sang many
beautiful songs and said, "Nobody should be ashamed to live
for Jesus." She seemed greatly concerned about her girl friends,
wishing that they would accept Christ also. The following Monday
night she again sang, prayed, and talked. She said, "I,m
going down the valley day by day and if I keep going down as fast
as I have been these last three days maybe I won,t get well."
Later she said, "Mother, take hold of my hand; not that I,m
afraid. Oh, no." The following noon she fell asleep in Jesus.
Although she is sadly missed we feel like saying, "Not our
will but Thine be done." She is survived by her parents,
3 brothers (Alvin, Stanley, and Leroy), 1 sister (Marian - Mrs.
Roy Wenger), 1 grandmother, uncles, aunts, and a large number
of friends. Funeral services were conducted at the house by Bro.
Abram Histand, and at the Blooming Glen Mennonite Church by Bros.
Frank Swartz, Wilson Moyer, and Warren Bean. Interment in adjoining
"This tender bud just swelled to bloom,
When Heaven's high King transplanted it
From earth's bleak wilds and life's dark gloom
To realms by Christ's own glory lit."
Transcriber's note: peritonitis typed as written.
Transcribed by: Carolyn Hunnicutt, Indiana
Shantz. - Cathrine Frey Shantz was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., Feb. 15, 1877; died at Elmira, May 26, 1928; aged 51 y. 3 m. 11 d. Deceased was married to Hy Shantz. To this union were born 8 children, 3 of whom survive. One child was adopted by the family. Funeral services were held at the Elmira Church with Bishop Ab. B. Gingerich in charge.
Transcriber's note Cathrine typed as written.
Barley. - Ada Virginia, infant daughter of Jay E. and
Ruth Hostetter Barley, was born near Strasburg, Pa., Sept. 29,
1927; died at the home of her parents early on the morning of
July 18, 1928. She leaves her mother and father, three sisters
(Dorothy Mae, Elsie Jane, and Marion Louise). Her little life
with us was short, but now she has gone to blossom in the Master's
garden. Funeral services were held July 19, at the Strasburg Mennonite
Church by Bro. Frank Herr. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
"Not a flower that the Master gathers,
Ever closes or withers away;
But sweeter still and fairer grows,
In the light of His full day."
Schertz. - Wilma June, infant daughter of Christian
A., and Rose Grace Schertz, Eureka., Ill., died July 2, 1928,
aged 1 d. She is survived by her sorrowing parents, 1 sister (Thelma
La Verne), 2 grandmothers, 2 grandfathers, and many other relatives
and friends. Though a life so brief, it can be truthfully said
of her, that when the roll is called up yonder, she,ll be there.
Short services were held at the grave by John L. Harnish. Interment
in the Roanoke Cemetery.
"Yes, happy are these little lambs,
Of such the kingdom is,
The Lord our praise and thanks demands,
Who made them heirs of bliss."
By her parents.
Wells. - Ida Kurtz Wells was born in Juniata Co., Pa., Oct. 27, 1877. She was converted in 1893 at which time she united with the Mennonite Church. She was united in marriage to Olin Wells of Harper, Kans. Nov. 27, 1898, and passed away at her home in Harper, Kans., July 13, 1928. She leaves to mourn her loss a devoted husband, a son (Meryl), her stepfather (J. Shellenberger), two half brothers (E. E. Harshaberger and Adam Shellenberger), all of Harper, Kans; a sister (Mrs. Eva Shellenberger Ramer) of Duchess, Alberta, Canada, with numerous friends and relatives. She was a most loving, unselfish, and devoted wife and mother. Funeral was held at the Pleasant Valley Mennonite Church on Sunday, July 15, conducted by R. M. Weaver. Text, II Tim. 4:7.
Shantz. - Lydia Gingerich Shantz was born in Waterloo
Co., Ont., Mar. 10, 1857; died July 15, 1928; aged 71 y. 4 m.
5 d. She was married to Abraham B. Gingerich in Sept. 1877. This
union was blessed with ten children, one child (Israel) having
predeceased her when he was two years old. She leaves a kind and
affectionate mother, a sorrowing husband, and nine children (Cyrus,
Mrs. Addison Snider, Elmira, Ira, Abram, Mrs. Abram Snider, Mrs.
Henry Knoll, Addison, Irvin, and Angus), and 16 grandchildren.
"A precious one from us is gone,
A voice we loved is still;
A place is vacant in our home
Which can never be filled."
Funeral services were held in the Elmira Church, conducted by Brethren Oliver Snider, Jonas Snider, and Bro. Moses Brubaker.
Bickel. - Magdalena Bickel, daughter of Henry D. and Susannah Culp, was born in Elkhart Co., Ind., Feb. 22, 1858. She was united in marriage to Amos Bickel of Wakarusa, May 22, 1897. Soon afterwards they moved north of Osceola, Ind., where they resided until about 7 weeks before her death. She had been afflicted with Asthma for a number of years. On July 4 she peacefully passed away; aged 70 y. 4 m. 12 d. She leaves her husband, one son (Oliver McDowell), one step-daughter (Mrs. Carl Carpenter), 13 grandchildren, 3 brothers, 4 sisters, and many other relatives and friends. A number of years ago she united with the Mennonite Church and the Olive congregation to which faith she remained faithful until death. Funeral services held at the Yellow Creek Mennonite Church conducted by C. A. Shank and D. A. Yoder. Burial in adjoining cemetery.
Sommers. - Mariah, daughter of Samuel and Veronica Miller, was born April 27, 1846; died July 8, 1928; aged 82 y. 2 m. 11 d. She was born, and lived in La Grange, Ind., during her lifetime. She was united in marriage to Christian S. Yoder, Jan. 28, 1864. He departed this life Feb. 25, 1908. She was remarried to Levi Sommers on June 13, 1909, who died Sept. 15, 1923. She accepted Christ in her youth, united with the Amish Mennonite Church, and remained a member until death. She suffered much during her life but bore it patiently until the Lord kindly relieved her in death. She leaves two foster sons (S. B. Yoder and A. S. Miller), two brothers (S. C. Miller, and Y. C. Miller), both ministers, two sisters (Lizzie and Esther Hostetler), also a number of relatives and friends. Two sisters and two brothers preceded her in death. Funeral was conducted July 10 at Town Line Church near La Grange, Ind., by Samuel Eash, John Yoder and Menno Yoder, and by Manassah Miller at the home. Buried in near cemetery.
Martin. - Edna Ruth, daughter of Joseph and Nancy Yoder,
was born at Belleville, Pa., on Feb. 18, 1901; died at her home
near Minot, N. D., July 20, 1928, of tuberculosis of the lungs;
aged 27 y. 6 m. 2 d. In the spring of 1904 the family moved to
Minot N. D. where they have resided since. On Jan. 1, 1925, she
was united in marriage to Earl Martin. To this union were born
two sons. At the age of twelve she united with the Mennonite Church
near Surrey N. D. and remained a faithful member to her death.
On January 24th 1928 she was anointed with oil. She suffered much
and seemed anxious to depart and be with her Lord. She leaves
a loving husband, one son, father, one brother, a twin sister,
and many relatives and friends. One son, mother, and one sister
preceded her to the spirit world
"A precious one from us has gone
A voice we loved is still
A place is vacant in the home
Which never can be filled."
Services were conducted at the house July 22 by the writer and E. G. Hochstetler. Text, Matt. 22:44 (first clause) chosen by the departed. The remains were laid to rest in the cemetery nearby.
L. S. Glick.
Holdeman. - Anna Holdeman, (nee Kilmer), was born near
Galion, Crawford Co., O., April 22, 1849; died of the infirmities
of old age near Hesston, Kans., July 26, 1928; aged 79 y. 3 m.
14 d. In early life she came with her parents to Elkhart Co.,
Ind., where she grew to womanhood. She was married to John Holdeman
in Indiana on Sept. 20, 1868. To this union were born nine children,
two of whom, with the husband and father preceded her to the spirit
world. After the death of her husband, she lived with her oldest
living daughter. Her eldest daughter, Salome, her husband, and
a baby son were killed in a tornado in 1892. One daughter, Laura,
died in infancy. She is survived by one brother, one sister, three
sons, four daughters, forty-two grandchildren, and a host of sorrowing
friends. Her surviving children are Mrs. Fannie Leatherman, Moundridge,
Kans., Amos K. Holdeman, Crowley, La., Reuben K. Holdeman, Emporia,
Kans., Mrs. Anna Bare, Little River, Kans., Mrs. Cora Billups,
Hawthorne, Calif., David K. Holdeman, Norden, Nebr., Mrs. Kathryn
Ratzlaff, Mullinville, Kans. She united with the Mennonite Church
in her younger years, but later became a member of the Church
of God in Christ (Holdeman Mennonite), in which faith she died.
She was of a helpful and kind disposition, a very dear aunt always
ready to serve others. Funeral services at the Meridian Church
by Frank Wenger, Ervey Yost and Peter Hiebert. Interment in the
She,ll sing redemption's song of praise
"Peace in heaven - all is complete;
No pain is there - assurance sweet,
Harmoniously through endless days."
By a niece.
Transcribed by: Carolyn Hunnicutt, Indiana
Yoder. - Aaron K., son of John H. and Rhoda Yoder, was born near Wolford, N. Dak., on Jan. 8, 1906; died in the Good Samaritan Hospital at Rugby, N. Dak., June 1, 1928; aged 22 y. 4 m. 23 d. He took the influenza and had nearly recovered when he took a backset which turned into brain fever, from which he never recovered. He leaves his mother, two sisters, one brother, and a host of relatives and friends. His father preceded him in death. Funeral services at the house and in Lake View Mennonite Church on June 3, conducted by brethren, J. L. Lehman and C. G. Ringler. Text, Heb. 9:27.
Harnish. - Alice Mae Harnish, daughter of Henry T. and
Lizzie M. Harnish, was born Nov. 18, 1904; died July 18, 1928;
aged 23 y. 8 m. She was a member of the Mennonite Church for 5
years, the Bylerland congregation being her home church. She is
survived by her parents, 4 uncles and aunts, and other relatives
and friends. Funeral services were held at the River Corner Mennonite
Church July 21, conducted by Bro. Aaron B. Harnish at the home,
and at the church by Brethren Maris W. Hess, and John H. Mosemann.
Our dear daughter has left this world
Of sorrow grief and pain,
And tho, it causes tears to flow
We know it was her gain.
Eby. - Anna Eby, daughter of Henry and Margaret Wenger, was born in Ohio June 26, 1853. In childhood she moved to Indiana with her parents. On Sept. 5, 1869, she was united in marriage to Cyrus Eby, who preceded her in death Oct. 26, 1923. To this union seven children were born, one son and six daughters, all of whom are living in the surrounding community. She united with the Mennonite Church and the Olive congregation about 1897. She remained faithful to her faith to the end. To those who knew her, she was a friend indeed. She had been in failing health the past five years and was confined to her home for only about a month. On Aug. 1, 1928 she peacefully passed away; aged 75 y. 1 m. 5 d. She leaves to mourn her departure 7 children, 21 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, 4 brothers, 4 sisters, and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services conducted by D. A. Yoder. Text, Psa. 17:15.
Lesher. - Bro. Christian Lesher was born in Chambersburg, Pa., Jan. 13, 1847; passed away July 1, 1928, at the home of his son Harmon; aged 81 y. 5 m. 18 d. In 1850, he, with his parents, 3 sisters and 2 brothers came to Mahoning Co., Ohio, and settled on the farm where he died. On Jan. 23, 1872, he was united in marriage to Sarah Harmon who preceded him in death 16 years ago. To this union 6 children were born: Mrs. Emanuel Forney, Mrs. Henry Schaffer, Clarence Lesher, Mrs. Clark Calvin, Harmon Lesher, and Ada. Ada died in childhood. In the passing of Bro. Lesher the Church has lost a faithful member, the community a kind neighbor and friend, and the children a faithful and loving father; but we feel that our loss is his gain. Services were held at the Midway Mennonite Church in charge of Bros. I. B. Witmer and David Lehman. The body was laid to rest in the Midway Cemetery.
Myers. - John H. Myers was born at Wismer, Pa., Jan.
19, 1850; died at his home near Blooming Glen, Pa., June 4, 1928;
aged 78 y. 4 m. 15 d. Surviving him are his widow, who before
her marriage was Annie H. Myers, and the following children: Daniel,
Samuel, Norman, Florence, and Horace. Father was the first to
break the family circle after a wedded life of fifty-one years.
He was a patient sufferer of heart trouble, having been confined
to his bed the greater part of the time for nearly ten months.
He was a kind, loving father, and is sadly missed by the family.
He was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for many years.
Funeral services were conducted at the house by Bro. Enos Wismer,
and at the Blooming Glen Mennonite Church by Bros. Frank Swartz,
Wilson Moyer, and Abram Histand. Text, Rom. 8:18. Interment in
"Weep not for me my family dear,
Nor shed for me the sorrowing tear,
I am not dead, but only sleep,
My silent slumber, Oh how sweet."
Weaver. - Moses M. Weaver was born near New Holland, Pa., Oct. 28, 1868; died near Hesston, Kans., Aug. 2, 1928; aged 59 y. 9 m. 4 d. He was married to Maria Hess Dec. 21, 1893. To this union were born 5 sons and 2 daughters. The oldest daughter, Grace, preceded him to the spirit world three years ago. He is survived by his wife, 6 children, 6 grandchildren, 5 brothers and 2 sisters. At the age of 12 he came with his parents to Harvey Co., Kans. where he resided during the rest of his life. He was converted and united with the Mennonite Church in 1894, and remained faithful to the end. He served as superintendent of the Pennsylvania Sunday school for a period of time, and taught a men's class for a number of years, resigning the place only when his failing health made it impossible for him to continue teaching. He was elected a member of the Local Board of Hesston College and Bible School at its founding, in 1909, and was retained in that position until just a few months before his death. Funeral services were held at the Pennsylvania Church on Sunday afternoon, by D. H. Bender, assisted by Harry Diener. Text, Psa. 17:15. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
Kendig. - Lydia A. Kendig was born in Earl Twp., Lancaster
Co., Pa., Feb. 12, 1857; died July 3, 1928, at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Samuel E. Long 551 N. Plum St., Lancaster, Pa., where
she resided for 2 years. She was a daughter of the late John and
Leah Raff. Her husband, Elias Kendig, died 17 years ago. One brother,
Adam A. Raff, Hagerstown, Md., survives. She became a member of
the Mennonite Church in her young years and remained faithful.
Her seat at church was never vacant when health permitted. Although
very hard of hearing she was kind and cheerful and always ready
to lend a helping hand where ever she could. There are just a
few relatives remaining but a large circle of friends. She was
in failing health for some time and expressed a desire to depart
and be with Christ which is far better. On Sunday morning, July
1, she had a stroke and peacefully fell asleep in Jesus on July
3. Funeral services were held July 6, at the East Chestnut St.
Mennonite Church conducted by Bros. Noah H. Mack and John H. Mosemann.
Interment in New Providence Cemetery.
"All is over, hands are folded,
On a calm, and peaceful breast,
All is over, cares are ended,
Now dear Lydia is at rest."
By a friend, M. L.
Stoltzfus. - J. Elmer Stoltzfus was born May 19, 1899;
died June 7,1928; aged 29 y. 19 d. On the evening of June 5, while
coming home from work, on his motorcycle, he was struck by an
automobile, and later as he was being conveyed to the hospital,
in the same automobile that struck him, they collided with a trolley
car. He was then transferred into another automobile, and taken
to the Lancaster General Hospital, where all the help that human
hands could give him was of no avail. He never regained consciousness,
and on June 7 he was called into the Great Beyond, leaving his
sorrowing wife Dora (nee Smoker) and 4 little children: Dorothy,
Evanna, Effie and Lena. Besides a number of relatives and friends,
he is also survived by his mother, and the following brothers
and sisters: Carrie, Mrs. Amos K. Stoltzfus, Elsie, Paul, Mrs.
Isaac B. Riehl, Lena, and Aquila. He was a member of the Amish
Mennonite Church. Funeral services conducted at the home of his
mother by Amos B. Stoltzfus, and at the Millwood A. M. Church
by John A. Kennel and Aaron Mast. Text, Rev. 22:12. Interment
in the adjoining cemetery.
"Not now, but in the coming years,
It may be in the better land,
We,ll see the meaning of our tears,
And there, sometime, we,ll understand."
Bleam. - Lilly Elizabeth, daughter of William and Lilly
Spaetzel, was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., April 9, 1852. She was
united in marriage to Dilman Bleam in Waterloo Co., Ont., and
came with him to his parent's home in Bowne, Mich., where they
lived for a time. They then went back to Canada where they lived
for four years after which they came again to Bowne and she has
since lived on the Bleam homestead, where she reared her family
of four children and devotedly cared for her husband's parents
and invalid sister while they lived. Her eldest daughter, Mrs.
Adeline Overholt, passed away in Feb. 1914 and her husband Dilman
Bleam passed away Dec. 26, 1926. Mrs. Bleam united with the Mennonite
Church in her early married life and her daily life in the home
and elsewhere gave plenty of evidence of the fruits of a true
devoted Christian life. She was very meek and humble in her manners,
kind and gentle to all, and devoted to her home and loved ones.
Hers was a life filled with hard work, much sorrow and many cares,
but she never wavered in doing her duty and sacrificed health,
mentally and bodily in her efforts to be faithful. She had been
in very poor health for several years during which time she was
tenderly cared for by her son, Albert and wife with whom she lived.
She passed away at her home July 28, 1928; aged 76 y. 3 m. 19
d. She is survived by her three children: Albert, at the home;
Arthur, of Grand Rapids; Mrs. Angeline Skedgill of Hastings; also
ten grandchildren; two brothers, Davis Spaetzel of Saniac Co.
Mich., Samuel Spaetzel of Buffalo, N. Y., and a host of other
relatives and friends.
Sweetly rest, our dearest mother,
In the arms of Him who knows,
All the heartaches, cares, and sorrows,
That have been your lot here below.
Funeral services conducted by D. A. Yoder and Aldus Brackbill. Text, Psa. 23.
Transcribed by: Carolyn Hunnicutt, Indiana
Bergey. - Sarah S., widow of the late Enos G. Bergey, was born Nov. 15, 1848; died July 1, 1928, at the her home at Souderton, Pa.; aged 79 y. 7 m. 16 d. She is survived by 2 sons and 2 daughters (Mrs. John Wagner, Joseph, Lizzie, and John at home). One daughter died in infancy. Her husband passed away Oct. 29, 1927, and since that time her desire was to go home too. Funeral services were conducted July 5 at her late residence and continued at Souderton Mennonite meetinghouse by brethren Elmer Moyer, Jacob Moyer, and Menno Souder. Text, Rev. 14:13. Interment at Franconia Mennonite burial grounds.
Haverstick. - Ida Frances, wife of Martin K. Haverstick, and daughter of the late Samuel and Mary Ann Mylin, was born Jan. 1, 1882; died at her home near Willow St., Pa., July 20, 1928; Aged 46 y. 6 m. 19 d. She leaves a devoted husband, a son (S. Mylin), 2 sisters, and 3 brothers. She united with the Mennonite Church in early life and remained in that faith to the end. She was of a helpful disposition, always ready to help and give to others which was fully shown at her funeral where a large concourse of relatives, friends, and neighbors had gathered. Funeral services at the Byerland Mennonite Church on July 22, by Brethren Aaron Harnish and Maris Hess. Remains were laid to rest in adjoining cemetery.
Godshall. - Sarah, daughter of Harvey and Sallie Freed, was born Aug. 14, 1908; died June 30, 1928; aged 19 y. 10 m. 16 d. On Sept. 10, 1927, she was married to Willard G. Godshall. She is survived by her husband, father, mother, 1 sister, 1 brother, 2 sisters and 1 brother having preceded her to the life beyond. She united with the Mennonite Church about 2 years ago, and died in the faith. She is greatly missed in the home and Sunday school. We know not why it is that one so young in years should be called away, but in submission we bow to His will, who doeth all things well. Funeral services were held on July 4 at the residence of her parents and continued at the Souderton Mennonite meetinghouse, conducted by Brethren Abram Clemmer, Jacob Moyer, and Menno Souder.
Richard. - Christian C. Richard was born July 2, 1856, near Blamont, France. He came to America in 1875, spending four years in Ohio. In 1879 he came to Henry Co., Iowa, where he lived since. He accepted Christ as his Savior in his youth, uniting with the Amish Mennonite Church, in which faith he died. Nov. 2, 1884, he was united in marriage with Sister Katharina Widmer. This union was blessed with four children. He died at his home near Wayland, Iowa, Aug. 9, 1928; aged 72 y. 1 m. 7 d. He leaves his deeply bereaved wife, two sons, two daughters, two brothers, six grandchildren, and a large number of friends and neighbors to mourn their loss. The funeral was held at the Sugar Creek Church, conducted by the home minister assisted by Bro. Noah Oyer of Goshen, Ind. Texts, Matt. 11:28; Heb. 4:1-11.
Hartzler. - John C. Hartzler, son of Benjamin and Fannie
Hartzler, was born in Mifflin Co., Pa., Dec. 13, 1844; died in
Klawath Co., Oreg., May 27, 1928; aged 83 y. 5 m. 14 d. He was
married to Emma B. King. To this union were born 9 children, 4
sons and 5 daughters. His companion and one daughter preceded
him to the spirit world. He was a member of the Mennonite Church
for a number of years. He leaves to mourn his departure 4 sons
and 4 daughters, 25 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren.
His death was due to heart trouble. His suffering was great but
he endured it very patiently. He made his home with his son Samuel
at the time of his death.
"All is over, hands are folded
On a quiet, peaceful breast;
All is over, pains are ended;
Now dear father is at rest."
By a daughter.
Strickler. - Amanda Strickler, widow of deacon Michael
Strickler, passed away July 22, 1928, at the Oreville Mennonite
Home, Lancaster Pa., from the effects of a cerebral hemorrhage;
aged 78 y. 8 m. 12 d. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite
Church for many years. She is survived by a son, A. M. Strickler,
Columbia, a grandson, Earl Strickler, and these step-children,
Mrs. Ida Gochenour, E. E. Strickler, Mrs. Ellen Glatfelter, and
Miss Agnes Strickler; also one step-sister, Mrs. Lucy Kale. Funeral
services were held at the Home Wednesday morning, conducted by
Bro. Mack and Bro. Forry. Text, I Cor. 15:51, 52. Burial in adjoining
"Mother thou art sweetly resting,
Cold may be thy tomb;
But the angels sweetly whispered.
Come and live with us at home."
Black. - Mary Elizabeth (nee Swartz), wife of Lloyd
Black, was born near Elida, O., Dec. 3, 1903; died at her home
near Spring City, Pa., July 28, 1928; aged 24 y. 7 m. 25 d. She
is survived by her husband, one son (Samuel), her father (Samuel),
4 brothers and 5 sisters (Paul, Jonas, Fannie, Chester, Ruth,
Anna, Laura, Beulah, and Charles). Her mother and one sister preceded
her in death. Her life was short but filled with love and service
for her Savior whom she served. She bore her sufferings very patiently
till the end. Short services were conducted at the house, when
1 Thes. 4:14-18 was read, and Bro. Paul Graybill of Philadelphia,
spoke. Further services were held at East Vincent Mennonite Church
by Bros. Henry Bechtel and Amos Kolb. Rev. 21 was read and Rev.
21:4 was the text. Her remains were laid to rest in the adjoining
"We loved her, yes we loved her
But Jesus loved her more,
For down He came and took her
To heaven forevermore."
Snyder. - Allen D., son of Abram and Lizzie Snyder,
was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., Dec. 30, 1892; died at his home
near Ephrata, Pa., June 10, 1928, after a two-week illness of
abdominal grippe. In 1916 he was married to Anna Bauman who died
in 1925. To this union were born 4 children. On October 10, 1926,
he was married to Sarah Martin. To this union was born one daughter.
At the age of 18 he united with the Mennonite Church in which
faith he died. He leaves to mourn the loss of a kind devoted husband
and father, his deeply bereaved wife and 5 children (Violet, Roy,
Clare, Marie, and Eleanor), his parents, 2 brothers, and 3 sisters
(Abram, Leroy, Mrs. Hannah Roop, Mrs. Susanna Wideman, Mrs. Lydia
Beach), his aged grandmother (Mrs. Matilda Detweiler), and many
other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the
house June 14, by Bro. John Bucher and at the Ephrata Mennonite
Church by Bros. N. L. Landis and J. K. Bixler of Elkhart, Ind.
Interment in the Pike Cemetery.
"Weep not for me, my family dear
Nor shed for me a sorrowing tear;
I am not dead, but only sleep
My silent slumbers, oh, how sweet."
Harnish. - Abram G., son of the late Abram and Barbara
Good Harnish was born at West Willow, Pa., July 25, 1860; died
suddenly at his home near New Danville, Pa., Aug. 2, 1928; aged
68 y. 8 d. On Dec. 22, 1887, he was married to Martha A. Hess
who departed this life June 10, 1927. To this union were born
six children, three sons and a daughter preceding them to the
spirit world. He is survived by two daughters (Barbara E., and
Edna M., wife of Harry G. McMichael) and two grandchildren (Marion
I. and Abram H. McMichael), three brothers, and two sisters. He
was a farmer and lived on the same farm for 42 years. He was a
good and kind neighbor, but never professed Christianity. He is
sadly missed in the home as a faithful father. His sudden departure,
resulting from a weakened condition of the heart, is a shock to
the community. Funeral services were held at the home Aug. 5,
with Bro. Maris W. Hess in charge and at the New Danville Mennonite
Church with Bro. Aaron B. Harnish and Jac. Thomas in charge. Interment
in adjoining cemetery.
"We miss you when the morning dawns,
We miss you when the night returns,
We miss you here, we miss you there,
Dear father, we miss you everywhere."
Umble. - Nancy B. Umble was born near Kelly Point, Pa., Jan. 8, 1856; died in Grant Hospital, Columbus, Ohio, Aug. 4, 1928; aged 72 y. 6 m. 26 d. She was the oldest of six children born to Christian Stoltzfus, a deacon in the Amish Mennonite Church, and to his second wife, Lydia Beiler Stoltzfus. She is the first to pass away of the four children to grow to maturity. All of the eleven children of Christian Stoltzfus by the earlier marriage to Susan Lantz, preceded Nancy in death. Surviving her is her sister (Lizzie B. Stoltzfus), Bishop Eli B. Stoltzfus, and Pre. B. B. Stoltzfus. She united with the Amish Mennonite Church at the age of eighteen, and remained a faithful member until death. On December 11, 1879, she was united in marriage with Benjamin Franklin Umble, of Lancaster Co., Pa., who died fifteen years ago. Of the eight children John S., Myrtle, Floyd S., Fern, and three daughters-in-law, Alice, Ruth and Evah survive to rejoice in the memory of the noblest and best of mothers and to repose in the hope of meeting her in heaven. The grandchildren, all living, are Frank, Roy, Richard, and Carol Umble. Funeral services were held at the Oak Grove Church in charge of Bros. S. E. Allgyer and N. E. Troyer. Burial in Hooley Cemetery.
Dintaman. - Elizabeth M., daughter of A. B. and Catharine Capp, was born in Ohio, March, 18, 1860. She was united in marriage to Abel Dintaman, Dec. 11, 1879. To this union were born five children: Ira M., Ivan, Lydia Ethel, Earl, and William A. The two sons, Ivan and Earl, died in infancy. Mrs. Dintaman with her husband and children came to Bowne, Mich., twenty-five years ago and moved on the farm that has since been her home. She gave her heart to her Savior and united with the Mennonite Church in 1927. She was a faithful wife and loving mother. The burden of her heart was that all should live right. She had been in poor health for several years, and for nearly two months, has been confined to her bed, but was patient and kind during all her illness and she passed away as though she was falling into a quiet sleep, Aug. 7, 1928; aged 68 y. 4 m. 20 d. She is survived by her husband, two sons, and one daughter (Ira M., of Ann Arbor; William A., of near Vestaberg; Lydia Ethel, at home), eight grandchildren, three brothers, two sisters, a number of other relatives and many friends who will miss and mourn her as a generous kind-hearted friend and neighbor. Funeral services held at the Bowne Mennonite Church, conducted by Bishop D. A. Yoder.
Clymer. - Irwin Clymer was born in Bedminster Township,
Mar. 9, 1868; passed peacefully away at Grand View Hospital, July
15, 1928; aged 60 y. 4 m. 6 d. Ailing but a few days his condition
became serious and the doctor advised an operation to which Bro.
Clymer was willing to submit, but gangrene of the bowels had already
developed and he fell asleep early the next morning following
the operation, being conscious to the very end of his journey.
Bro. Clymer will be missed in the home, church and community.
He was a faithful member of the Rockhill congregation, hardly
ever known to have come late to church or Sunday school, nearly
always among the first ones present. During his affliction he
manifested patience and submission to the will of God. He leaves
to mourn his departure his beloved companion and wife Hannah,
after enjoying 33 years of married life; also his aged father
Samuel L., 85 years, who so wished if he too might have gone along.
His mother died when he was a boy of 13 years, but the Lord graciously
remembered him with a kindhearted Christian foster-mother who
also survives, besides 1 brother and 2 sisters. Funeral services
were conducted on July 18th at the home by Bro. J. C. Clemens
and by Bro. Alfred Detweiler and Bishop Joseph Ruth at the Rockhill
Mennonite Church. Interment in the cemetery adjoining.
Gingerich. - Nancy, daughter of Jesse S. and Leah Bauman,
was born Sept. 8, 1878, in Waterloo Co., Ont., died July 18, 1928,
in Lebanon Co., Pa.; aged 49 y. 10 m. 10 d. She came with her
parents to Iowa when about 10 years old where she grew to womanhood.
In her young years she united with the Mennonite Church. On Nov.
26, 1899, she was married to Sidney Gingerich. To this union were
born 2 sons and 4 daughters. In 1915 they with their family moved
to Lebanon Co., Pa., near Myerstown, where she died. She leaves
to mourn her departure her sorrowing husband, 2 sons and 4 daughters
(Mrs. Levi M. Weaver, Mrs. James Showalter, Mrs. Norman Brubaker,
Jesse B., Hannah B., Alvin B.), 5 grandchildren her aged father,
2 brothers, 2 sisters, uncles, aunts, cousins, and a host of sorrowing
friends. Death was due to a stroke in connection with dropsy.
She was of a quiet disposition, a kind mother, always having a
smile for every one. Short services at the house by Brethren Abram
Hoover in English and Amos Martin in German, with further services
at the Brethren Church, conducted by Bishop Joseph Hostetter in
English (Text, II Cor. 5:1) and Frank Hurst in German. Burial
in cemetery adjoining church.
"Oh, mother dear, "twas hard to part,
It almost broke our aching hearts
To part with one we loved so well;
Our grief so great no tongue can tell."
By a friend.
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Oyer. - Lyle Richard, infant son of Joseph and Bertha Oyer was born July 14, 1928; died Aug. 1, 1928; aged 2 weeks, 4 days. He leaves to mourn his departure his parents, 4 brothers, 4 sisters, grandparents, and many other relatives, 1 sister preceded him in death. Funeral services were conducted on the home by Bro. J. A. Heiser.
Thomas. - Daniel J. Thomas was born near Thomas Mills, Pa., March 23, 1853; died Aug. 7, 1928; aged 75 y. 4 m. 15 d. He was married to Elizabeth Saylor July 25, 1873. To this union were born 6 children: 2 sons and 4 daughters. He is survived by his sorrowing wife, 6 children, 9 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church of the Thomas congregation for 46 years. Funeral services were held Aug. 10 at the Thomas Church by Bros. L. A. Blough and Hiram Wingard, assisted by Bros. O. N. Johns and Aaron Loucks. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
Lesher. - Elizabeth Lesher, widow of Jere Lesher, was born June 28, 1853; died at her home in Williamson, Franklin Co., Pa., Aug. 1, 1928; aged 75 y. 1 m. 3 d. She is survived by the following children: Mrs. Harry Zimmerman, Mrs. Newton Miller, Mrs. Clarence Stalter, Mrs. Charles Fields, David and Abram Lesher, and Mrs. Jacob Picking. She united with the Mennonite Church in 1897 and since has been a faithful member and only missed one service because of her last illness. Funeral services were conducted in the home by Bros. Harvey E. Shank and J. Irvin Lehman. Text, Psa. 16:11. Interment in St. Thomas cemetery.
Myer. - Elizabeth B and infant son, wife and child of Amos W. Myer, died at the Annie Warner Hospital, Gettysburg, Pa., Aug. 14, 1928; aged 41 y. 4 m. 21 d. She was married on Feb. 4, 1909, and moved to Mummasburg in March, 1910. She shared with her husband the labors of the ministry from Dec. 4, 1910, until her departure. She leaves to mourn her departure a sorrowing husband, ten children (Anna, Ruth, Mary, Ada, Martha, Leon, Elias, Paul and Mark, twins, and Roy), 3 sisters, 3 brothers, and a large number of relatives and friends. Funeral was held Aug. 17, conducted at the house by brethren N. H. Mack and C. A. Graybill and at the Mummasburg Church by N. H. Mack, N. L. Landis, and Peter Shank. Text, Ezek. 24:18. Remains laid to rest in Mummasburg cemetery. - By the Family.
Transcriber's note: The period after Elizabeth B was left out in the original.
Becker. - Lizzie, wife of John S. Becker, was born Aug.
20, 1858; died of a complication of diseases at her home at Manheim,
Pa., Aug. 10, 1928; aged 70 y. 11 m. 20 d. She is survived by
her husband, 1 son, 2 daughters, 4 sisters, and 1 brother. She
was a member of the Mennonite Church and possessed a cheerful
disposition, always ready to serve others. In her sickness she
bore her intense suffering patiently until the Lord relieved her
in death. Funeral services were held at the house by Bishop Brubaker
and at the Manheim Mennonite Church by Bros. John Hess and Noah
Risser. Interment in East Petersburg cemetery.
"She,ll sing redemption's song of praise,
Peace in heaven - all is complete;
No pain is there - assurance sweet,
Harmoniously through endless days."
By a Friend.
Detweiler. - Abram H. Detweiler was born near Silverdale,
Bucks Co. Pa., Nov. 26, 1878; died at his home near Blooming Glen,
July 28, 1928; aged 49 y. 10 m. 2d. Surviving him are his widow,
who before her marriage was Ellen M. Godshall, and the following
children: Theodore, Clarence, Laura, Walter, Howard, and Mildred.
One son, Paul, preceded him in death. He was a patient sufferer
of a nervous breakdown, having been confined to his bed for 3
weeks. He was a kind, loving father, and is sadly missed by the
family. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for many
years. Funeral services were conducted at the house by Bishop
A. O. Histand and at the Blooming Glen Mennonite Church by Bros.
Frank Swartz, and Wilson Moyer. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
"Not now, but in the coming years,
It may be in the better land,
We,ll see the meaning of our tears,
And there, sometime, we,ll understand."
By the Family.
Miller. - Katie Brenneman, daughter of Emanuel and Barbara
Brenneman, was born in Johnson Co., Ia., Dec. 6, 1873; died at
her home near Kalona, Ia., Aug. 16, 1928; aged 54 y. 8 m. 10 d.
She accepted Christ in her youth, uniting with the Amish Mennonite
Church in 1891, and remaining a faithful member until death. On
Dec. 23, 1894, she was united in marriage to Joseph E. Miller.
To this union were born 4 daughters: Mrs. Joe F. Miller, Mrs.
Ezra Miller, Mrs. Edwin Hershberger of Kalona, Ia., and Mrs. Trennis
Zook of Lancaster, Pa. She leaves to mourn her departure her husband,
4 daughters, 13 grandchildren, 1 brother, and 4 sisters, besides
many relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at her
home Aug. 18, by Chris M. Yoder and Samuel J. Kemp. Text, Phil.
1:21. A large concourse of people had assembled to pay their last
tribute of respect.
"Weep not for me, my family dear,
Nor shed for me a sorrowing tear;
I am not dead, but only asleep,
My silent slumber, oh, how sweet."
Boyer. - David K. Boyer, son of Abraham and Elizabeth
Boyer, was born in Mahoning Co., Ohio, May 31, 1857; departed
this life at his home near Middlebury, Ind., Aug. 7, 1928; aged
71 y. 2 m. 7 d. He was a patient sufferer from bronchial trouble
for many years. On Oct. 7, 1878, he was united in marriage to
Susanna Tyson. To this union were born five children. One son,
Ira S., preceded him in death 6 years. He leaves a devoted wife,
two sons, John D., and Wm. H., two daughters, Mrs. Henry Honderich
and Mrs. Albert Cripe, and seven grandchildren, all of Middlebury,
Ind. Two brothers, Abraham and Samuel Boyer, one sister, Mrs.
Samuel Troup, and a large circle of relatives and friends also
survive. He united with the Mennonite Church at the age of 21
and was a faithful member until death. Funeral services were held
Aug. 10 at the Clinton Brick Mennonite Church, conducted by William
Ramer and Noah Wenger. Text, II Tim. 4:7, 8. Interment in the
"God in His wisdom has recalled,
The boon His love had given,
And though the body slumbers here,
The soul is safe in heaven."
Ramseyer. - Elizabeth (Smiley) Ramseyer was born near Goshen, Ind., on Oct. 11, 1853, and with her parents moved to Wayne Co., O., in 1866. At the age of fifteen she accepted Christ as her Savior and united with the Amish Mennonite Church, and was a faithful member all her life. On Nov. 27, 1873, she was united in marriage to Joseph Ramseyer of Stark Co., O. To this union were born three sons and two daughters: John residing on the home farm; Mary, who remained faithfully by the side of her mother until her death; Clara, married to Howard Miller, who departed this life, Nov. 4, 1918; Homer, who resides in Filer, Idaho; William, who died in infancy. Her husband preceded her to the spirit world on Nov. 28, 1926, at the age of 76 y. 9 m. They lived together fifty-three years. After having been afflicted with paralysis for several weeks, she gradually grew weaker and more helpless until Aug. 3, when she peacefully fell asleep at the age of 74 y. 9 m. 22 d. In all her afflictions she was patient and while she was deprived of her natural eyesight, she with her spiritual vision looked forward to the time when she could have fellowship with all the saints in the glory world. There remain to mourn her departure, three children, ten grandchildren, and three sisters, and many other friends and relatives. Sister Ramseyer had made her own funeral arrangements, choosing for a text Jno. 17:24. Funeral services at the house were conducted by Bros. J. A. Liechty and J. S. Gerig. and at the Oak Grove Church by Bros. O. N. Johns and C. N. Amstutz. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
Stauffer. - Daniel Stauffer was born in Wayne Co., Ohio, May 30, 1839; died near Hubbard, Oreg., Aug. 7, 1928; aged 89 y. 2 m. 8 d. While quite young his parents moved to Berne, Ind. He was united in holy matrimony with Rosa Schumacher Sept. 5, 1869, who preceded him in death on Sept. 9, 1922. To this union was born one daughter, Mrs. Anna West, with whom he resided at the time of his death. He leaves to mourn his departure one daughter, six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and many relatives and friends. Immediately after their marriage they moved to near Morrison, Ill., where they lived for about 33 years. In the spring of 1905 they moved with their daughter and family to Hubbard, Oreg., and have since resided in that vicinity. In his younger years he united with the Mennonite Church of which he was a faithful member until death. He was confined to his bed nearly eleven weeks. During his illness as well as in health he spent much time in meditating upon God and leaves a blessed assurance of the eternal hope. He loved to read God's Word daily as long as health permitted. He was a lover of music and in his younger years spent much time in the evening with his wife and daughter singing; and during his illness when brethren came to visit him and sing for him he would try to sing with them. During his illness he often expressed a desire that the Lord would soon call him home. By his request in former years Bro. Fred Gingerich had charge of the funeral services, assisted by Bros. E. Z. Yoder, S. S. Baumgartner, and N. L. Hershberger. Services were held at the Zion Church. Text, Rev. 14:13. Burial at the Hopewell cemetery, beside his wife.
Groner. - Katharine Rupp was born near Toronto, Ont., Feb. 29, 1847, being one of a pair of twins born to Christian and Magdalena Rupp. Her twin brother passed to the great beyond twelve years ago. She with her parents moved to Iowa when twelve year old, then to near Peoria, Ill., one year later. In 1866 she was married to Daniel Groner and they lived three years on a farm. In the fall of ,69 they got the "Nebraska fever" and with their two children, Lina and Julia, moved to a farm near Valley, Nebr. On March 17, 1870, Lizzie was born. From here they moved to West Point, Nebr., where they engaged in the butcher and bakery business and while located there on Sept. 7, 1871, a son, John, was born. The "wanderlust" again took hold and they left for their homestead near the present town of Center, Nebr. Here they lived for many years enduring drouths, grasshoppers, and hail. The son passed away in 1875. They again moved back to West Point and Beemer, Nebr. Here they lived for 19 years. When old age was creeping on (Mr. Groner having passed the 80 mark), they came to Center to be near their children. Almost a year later Mr. Groner was called home in February. Mrs. Groner then made her home with Mrs. Danaher for two years. After that she lived with her daughter, Mrs. Fred Cornish, where she answered her Savior's call on Monday, Aug. 6, 1928, at the age of 81 y. 5 m. 7 d. She was very patient and a good Christian as many can testify. She was known far and wide for her kindness and hospitality. Funeral services were held on Aug. 9 at the Episcopal Church. Wm. Reid officiating, and interment was made at Bazile Mills, Nebr. We mourn not as for those who nave no hope.
Transcriber's note: drouths typed as written.
Guengerich. - Magdalena Yoder Guengerich was born near
Sharon Center, Iowa, Feb. 27, 1882; died Aug. 9, 1928; aged 46
y. 5 m. 12 d. A few days before her death she was taken to the
Des Moines General Hospital for a serious major operation. At
first she seemed to recover but on the day of her death she became
worse and at 10 o,clock. P. M., passed away. At the age of eleven
she moved with her parents to Wright County, Ia., where she grew
to womanhood. On December 13, 1900, she was united in matrimony
to Joel S. Guengerich to which union were born six children: Edna,
Earl, Albert, Willard, Glenn, and Harold, all of whom together
with her husband survive her. Besides her own family she leaves
her aged parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Yoder of Chappell, Nebr.;
five brothers and four sisters: Sanford of Goshen, Ind., Elmer
of Priest Rapids, Wash., Ezra, Emma, Bessie, and Cora of Chappell,
Nebr., Joe of Thurman, Colo., Harry of Los Angeles, Calif., and
Sadie of Filer, Idaho. At the age of 14 she united with the Mennonite
Church near Clarion, Iowa, and remained faithful to her Lord and
her church until her death. She was a faithful companion to her
husband, a good mother to her children and helpful friend to every
one. She was especially concerned for the spiritual welfare of
her children. Her counsels will be missed in the home, and her
help in the Church and community.
"Nobody kneels at the throne above to thank the heavenly Father
For that sweet gift-a mother's love; nobody can but mother."
Funeral services were conducted at East Union Church by Bro. Edward Diener (Text, Phil. 1:21), assisted by Bros. A. G. Yoder and P. P. Swartzentruber.
Transcribd by: Carolyn Hunnicutt, Indiana