Gospel Herald Obituaries - October, 1928

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Thomas. - George Thomas, son of the late Emanuel and Hannah Stutzman Thomas, was born in Somerset Co., Pa., July 7, 1859; died Sept. 20, 1928; aged 69 y. 2 m. 13 d. He was married to Lydia Livingston about 25 years ago. His parents and several children preceded him in death. Besides his wife, he is survived by three daughters and one son. He is also survived by one sister, two brothers, other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted in the home and in the Stahl church, near Johnstown, Pa., of which he was a member, by S. G. Shetler and W. C. Hershberger. His body was laid to rest in the Samuel Livingston Cemetery.

Snider. - Mary Ann (Shantz) Snider, daughter of Mrs. Veronica Shantz and the late Wm. Shantz, was born Dec. 28, 1905; died at her home near Petersburg, Ont., Sept. 11, 1928; aged 22 y. 8 m. 14 d. She was sick for only 1 week. Death was due to peritonitis. She united with the Mennonite Church about nine years ago and remained faithful until death. She was united in marriage to Leonard G. Snider on Nov. 10, 1926. She is survived by her husband, her mother, one sister, Seleda, and two brothers, Oliver and Orville. Funeral services were conducted Sept. 14 at the Waterloo Mennonite Church by Bros. Manassah Hallman and J. W. Witmer. Interment in the Waterloo Cemetery.

Miller. - Daniel B. Miller was born July 12, 1838, in Homes Co., Ohio; died near the place of his birth Sept. 7, 1928; aged 90 y. 1 m. 25 d. On March 19, 1858, he was married to Mary Troyer, who preceded him in death Jan. 11, 1920. To this union were born 13 children. Two sons, Michael and Abraham died in infancy. Eleven children grew to manhood and womanhood. Malinda, Gertrude and Mary Jane died a few years ago. Surviving are Benjamin, of Clark Twp.; John D. and Amra D., of Walnut Creek; Daniel D., of Smithville, Ohio; Mrs. Moses K. Miller, of Trail; Mrs. D. W. Hershberger, Mrs. Corsan Mast, and Mrs. John H. Weaver of the Walnut Creek Community. Surviving are also 74 grandchildren, 85 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild. 2 brothers, Abner and Samuel, also survive. Funeral services were held on Sunday, conducted by D. M. Friedt and Alvin W. Miller. Texts, Ecel. 12:5; Psa. 90:10.

Yoder. - Harold Philip, only child of Ralph and Rhoda (Kauffman) Yoder, was born Aug. 26, 1928, near Garden City, Mo.; departed this life on Aug. 27, 1928 at the early age of 1 day, of cerebral hemorrhage. One sister, Mabel Geraldine, preceded him in death having been laid away on the same date, just a year ago. He leaves father, mother, 4 grandparents, uncles, aunts, and cousins whose hearts are all saddened at his going. Short services were held at the home Aug. 28. The home ministers all being gone, most of them at conference, funeral services were conducted by the undertaker, A. D. Hartzler.
God needed one more angel child,
Around His shining throne.
So He stooped down with loving care,
And took our darling home.

Brubaker. - John B. Brubaker was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Feb 8, 1849; passed to his eternal home on Sept. 11, 1928, at his home in Manheim, Pa.; aged 79 years. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church, and served as deacon in the Manheim district for a number of years. Beside his widow, he is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Herman Metzler, fourteen grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Two sons, four sisters, and two grandchildren preceded him to the spirit world. God is no respecter of persons. We should so live that when the summons come, we may be ready for the departure. Funeral services were conducted at the house by Bro. Aaron Wenger, and at the Manheim Church by Bros. Joseph Boll, Jr., Isaac Brubaker, and Abram Risser. Text, Rev. 14:13. Interment in Hernley's cemetery.
Father, thou art sweetly resting.
Here they toils, and cares are o'ver;
But again we hope to meet thee
On that bright and peaceful shore.
A Friend.

Birkey. - Valentine Birkey, son of Joseph and Mary Birkey, was born near Morton, Ill., Feb. 2, 1858; died Sept. 18, 1928; aged 70 y. 7 m. 16 d. He was united in marriage to Phoebe Good about 47 years ago. Surviving him are his wife, 4 sons, 5 daughters, 2 sisters, 1 brother, 31 grandchildren, and a large number of old relatives and friends. His parents, 2 sisters, 2 brothers, and 2 grandchildren preceded him to the spirit world. For several years his health seemed to be failing and later cancer developed, which caused his death. He was confined to his bed from June 15 until death. At times, his suffering and pain was very great, but he was very patient through it all. His condition did not seem to alarm him, and he was fully given up to Him who does all things well. He united with the Mennonite Church in his youth and proved faithful until the end. Funeral services were conducted at the home by Bro. S. S. Zehr and at the church by the Bros. Jake Zehr and Ezra Yordy. Text, 1 Cor. 13:12. Interment was made in the cemetery nearby.

Hershey. - Lydia Hershey, widow of Tobias K. Hershey, was born Nov. 23, 1845; died Aug. 26, 1928; at the home of her daughter Mrs. Ira J. Barge, near Lancaster, Pa.; aged 82 years. She was a faithful and devoted member of the Mennonite Church for over 60 years. She had been in failing health for several months, but was confined to her bed only one week. During her sickness she expressed her readiness to depart from this life when God saw fit to call her. Her husband preceded her in death 19 years ago, also 2 daughters and a son. Surviving her are 2 daughters and 5 sons, the youngest being, Bro. T. K. Hershey of the Argentina Mission in South America. Funeral services were held at the home conducted by Bro. Christ Brubaker, and at Hershey's Mennonite Church by Bros. John Senger and John H. Mosemann. Text. 1 Cor. 15:22. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
Tis only a little while and then,
A sweet reunion, in heaven again.
With the loved ones gone to that happy shore
Where pain and sorrow can come no more.
Her daughters.

Yoder. - Andrew J. Yoder was born in Wayne County, Ohio, Mar. 2, 1856; peacefully passed away at his home Sept. 21, 1928; aged 72 y. 6 m. 19 d. On Nov. 22, 1877, he was united in marriage to Mary Schrock of Orrville, O., and together they were permitted to share the joys and sorrows of life over a period of more than 50 years. To this union were born 5 children; Frederick, Mellie, Emmet, Christine, and Kathryn. One daughter, Mellie Yoder Ramseyer, preceded him in death May 25, 1907; also 3 sisters and 4 brothers. He is survived by his beloved wife, 2 sons 2 daughters, 10 grandchildren, 1 sister, 3 brothers and many nephews, nieces, and friends. At the age of 16 years he confessed and accepted Christ as his Savior and united with the Oak Grove Mennonite congregation. He was also much interested in the activities of the Church, giving his loyal support in the work, living a quiet and unassuming exemplary Christian life. His influence will long remain with us. In the public service, his place was seldom found vacant when health permitted and he remained a faithful and devoted brother until his summons came. In his affliction, he was patient, and resigned. He leaves to the family, church, and community the memory of a beautiful Christian life. Services were conducted by Bretheren J. S. Gerig, C. Z. Yoder, and Jesse Smucker. Interment in the Oak Grove Cemetery.

Transcribed by: Marie Fogelsinger, Michigan


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Roth. - Elton Amos, son of Amos and Ada Roth, was born May 25, 1928; died Sept. 22, 1928; aged 3 m. 22 d. He is survived by his parents, 1 grandmother, 2 grandfathers, and 1 great-grandmother, besides many other relatives and friends. Little Elton will be sadly missed. All was done for him that loving hands could do, but Jesus said "suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not; for of such is the kingdom of God."
We had a little treasure once,
He was our joy and pride;
We loved him, oh, perhaps too well,
For soon he slept and died.

Peachey. - Levi J. Peachey was born in Mifflin Co., Pa., April 19, 1856; died Sept. 18, 1928; aged 72 y. 4 m. 29 d. On Feb. 9, 1888, he was married to Rachel A. Hartzler of Mottville, Mich., who predeceased him May 16, 1915. They spent most of their married life near Huntsville, Ohio, moving to West Liberty in 1907. He leaves to mourn his departure one daughter (Mrs. Charles Byler, West Liberty, O.), one brother (Ezra), 2 half-brother and 2 half-sisters, residing in Mifflin Co., Pa. (Mrs. Nancy Vaughn, Amelia, George, and Horace Peachey), and 3 granddaughters. Funeral services were held at the South Union church in charge of Bro. N. E. Troyer. Internment in South Union Cemetery.

Bauman. - Henry L. Bauman of East Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., died at the Lancaster General Hospital, Sept. 12, 1928. While engaged in sawing logs a heavy cable broke which threw him about twenty feet, causing injuries which later proved fatal. Bro. Bauman was born in Ohio and moved to Lancaster Co., twenty-three years ago. In his late years he was much interested in the work of the Mennonite Church of which he was a faithful member. He was a good neighbor and much devoted to his family. He is survived by his widow, 8 children (Frances, Ernest, Samuel, Elizabeth, Katharine, Henry, Paul, and David), his aged father, and a large host of friends. Funeral services were conducted at the home on Sept. 15 by Bro. J. W. Weaver, and at Weaverland by Bros. John M. Sauder, I. B. Good, and B. F. Martin. A large concourse of people assembled to pay their last tribute to one who was held in high esteem by those who knew him best.

Mast. - Lydia, wife of Bishop John L. Mast of the Locust Grove congregation, near Belleville, Pa., was born near Allensville, Pa., July 4, 1860; died near Bellville, Pa., Aug. 28, 1928; aged 68 y. 1 m. 24 d. She was the last of the family of Jonathan B. Zook to depart this life. Her only brother, David, died of an accident near 30 years ago. She leaves to mourn her departure, her husband, and adopted daughter, Ruth Ackerman, and many other relatives and friends, but we mourn not as those who have no hope. She united with the Amish Mennonite Church in her youth and remained faithful until the end. Bishop John P. Zook, who helped preach her funeral sermon, was also in the class when she was baptized. Her place was seldom vacant in church when health permitted and she was a helpful companion to her husband in his ministerial work. She was failing in health for nearly a year from the effects of a goiter, but bore it all patiently. She did not suffer much pain until the last three days of her life when she suffered a great deal. Funeral services were held Aug. 30, at the Locust Grove Church by her home ministers, Jonas D. Yoder and Samuel T. Yoder, assisted by John P. Zook of the Old Order Amish Church and Nevin Bender of Greenwood, Del. Text, 1 Sam. 20:18. Burial in the Allensville Cemetery.

Detweiler. - Hattie Rutt Detweiler, daughter of Jacob and Fannie Rutt, was born in Mt. Joy Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., Feb 20, 1850; departed this life Sept. 29, 1928, at the home of her daughter. Mrs. L. M. Kilhelner, at Sterling, Ill., at the age of 78 y. 7 m. 9 d. She with her parents came to Sterling when she was 14 years of age. On Nov. 26, 1868, she was married to Joseph B. Detweiler. To this union the following children were born; Jacob and Henry of Glendale, Calif; Irvin, of Goshen, Ind.; Eli, of Eureka, Ill.; Reuben, of Ft. Wayne, Ind.; Elsie, wife of L. M. Kilhefner, and Lottie, wife of O. D. Book of Sterling, Ill. Her husband and one grandchild preceded her in death. She is survived by her children, 27 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. One brother and one sister also survive; Henry Rutt, of Beverly Hills, Calif.; and Fannie Detweiler, of Seattle, Wash. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for many years. Though her path in life was not always strewn with flowers, she lived her life in a good conscience toward God, and was held in high esteem by those who knew her best. May the Holy Spirit speak peace and comfort to our hearts, while we rejoice in the triumph of the saints. Funeral Services were held Oct. 3, at the Science Ridge Mennonite Church, conducted by Bro. A. C. Good from the text, "These all died in faith". A large number of relatives and friends gathered on this beautiful autumn day to pay a last tribute of respect.

Yoder. - Levi B. Yoder, son of Samuel and Elizabeth Yoder, was born in Mifflin Co., Pa., near Belleville, Oct. 16, 1852; died at the home of his son, S. Y. Yoder, near Williamsville, NY, June 26, 1928; aged 75 y. 8 m. 10 d. He was married to Elizabeth K. Hartzler, Feb. 22, 1877. To this union were born 10 children, 2 having died in infancy. His wife preceded him in death on Feb. 26, 1920. He is survived by 3 sons and 5 daughter (Mrs. I. S. Mast, Amenia, N. Dak.; Mrs. S. N. Yoder, Surrey, N. Dak.; S. Y. Yoder, Forks, N. Y.; Mrs. H. A. Schnell, Orrville, O.; Ira L. Yoder, Clarence, N.Y.; Mrs. H. E. Woodiwisss, Sawyer, N. Dak.; Mrs. S. K. Zook, Surrey, N. Dak.; Levi H. Yoder, Akron, N. Y.; 30 grandchildren , 4 great grandchildren, 3 sisters (Mrs. David Hostetler and Mrs. S. B. Zook of Belleville, Pa., and Mrs. J. D. Yoder, Surrey, N. Dak.). He lived in the vicinity of Belleville until the spring of 1903, when he with his family and four other families moved to Surrey, N. Dak., where he resided until 1921. In 1922 he moved to New York where he made his home with his son until his death. He had been failing in health for the last year, but his case was not thought serious until the last few weeks of his life. He had no desire to get well again, but wanted to go home. He was a member of the Mennonite Church, located near Clarence Center, N. Y., he having united with the Amish Mennonite Church in his youth. Funeral services were held at the home of his son, S. Y. Yoder, conducted by Bro. C. L. Ressier of Clarence, N. Y. The body was then taken to Belleville, Pa., for burial. Here services were conducted by Bros. J. D. Yoder and E. D. Hess. Burial in cemetery near Belleville.
Father dear, we greatly miss you,
But our loss is your gain;
And some day we hope to meet you
Where there is no more sorrow or pain.
His Sons.

UP Transcribed by: Marie Fogelsinger, Michigan

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Driver. - Clara, youngest daughter of Peter and Elizabeth Raber, was born Jan. 17, 1896; died Sept. 18, 1928 at her home near Versailles, Ma. On Oct. 4, 1917 she was married to Oliver Driver. Surviving to mourn their loss are husband and five children (Ella May, Clarence, Helen, Warren, and Norman; three children dying in infancy), with many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Mt. Zion Church, conducted by Bros. L. J. Miller and Amos Gingerich. Text, John 9:4. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
Friends may think we have forgotten,
When at times they see us smile;
But they little know the heartaches,
That the smile hides all the while.

Yoder. - Herman. H. Yoder, son of Herman and Elizabeth (Eash) Yoder, was born in LaGrange Co., Ind., March 19, 1864; passed away at the McPherson Hospital Sept. 20, 1928; aged 64 y. 6 m. 12 d. He was united in marriage on Oct. 23, 1887 to Mary Beam. To this union were born eight children, two preceding him in death. He leaves to mourn his departure, his wife and 6 children, 11 grandchildren, also 3 sisters and 3 brothers. He accepted Christ as his Savior in the year 1887 and united with the Mennonite Church of which he was a member at the time of his death. We sorrow not as those who have no hope, knowing that he died trusting in his Savior. Funeral services were held on Oct. 3, at the West Liberty Church near Windom, Kans., conducted by Bros. Joseph Hartzler and Menno Troyer. Text, "There is but a step between me and death" (1 Sam. 20:3).

Fager. - Elizabeth Fager, daughter of Christian and Laura Fager, was born Sept. 14, 1917; died at the home of her parents, Sept. 25, 1928; aged 11 y. 11 d. She suffered for seven weeks from typhoid fever. She leaves father, mother, 1 brother, 3 sisters, 1 grandmother and many other relatives and friends. We all feel the loss of dear Elizabeth, but do not sorrow as those who have no hope, for Jesus said "Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God". Funeral services were held at the Mellinger's Mennonite Church, Lancaster Co., Pa., conducted by Bros. Elmer Martin and David Landis. Text, Mark 5:36. Burial in adjoining cemetery.
We loved her, yes, we loved her,
But Jesus loved her more.
For down He came and took her
To heaven forevermore.
Her Aunt.

Hess. - Benjamin F. Hess, son of the later Pre. John and Anna Stauffer Hess was born and resided all his lifetime on the Hess homestead which was sold at public auction just two hours before his death. He was aged 65 y. 8 m. 9 d. He united with the Mennonite Church in early years. In 1897 he was ordained to the office of deacon in the Hammercreeek, Pa., district, in which he faithfully served until failing health a few years ago. Bro. Hess is survived by his wife (Anna Bomberger Hess) and these children (Alma Nolt, Bethel, Pa., Elizabeth Bomberger, Lititz, Pa., Anna B., at home, Sue Wissler, Lititz, Pa., Tillman and Phares of California); besides 16 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild, 4 brothers and 3 sisters (Simon P. Hess, Akron, Pa.; John P. Hess, Council Bluffs, Ia.; Amos and Daniel Hess, Arizona; Lizzie, wife of Tillman Erb, Hesston, Kans.; Anna, wife of A. N. Wolf, Akron, Pa.; and Maria, wife of M. M. Weaver, Hesston, Kans). Funeral services were held on Oct. 2 with services by Bro. N. L. Landis at the house and at the Hammercreek church by Bros. John P. Bucher and C. M. Brackbill. Texts, 11 Cor. 12:9: Rom. 8. Interment in adjoining cemetery.

Stutzman. - John Stutzman was born near Walnut Creek, Ohio, July 20, 1854; passed away at his home in Broken Bow, Nebr., Sept. 24, 1928; aged 74 y. 2 m. 4 d. The cause of his death was heart failure. He was baptized in the Mennonite faith in his youth and remained in the same until called away. He came to Seward Co., Nebr., in the early eighties, was married to Annie Gerber Aug. 19, 1884. This union was blessed with 14 children, three of whom preceded him to the spirit world. He leaves to mourn his departure his faithful companion, 5 sons, 6 daughter, 24 grandchildren, 1 brother, 3 sisters, and many other relatives and friends, but we mourn not as those who have no hope. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him, especially in the home where his wise counsel and kind admonitions will no longer be available. He moved to Broken Bow, Nebr. In 1922. He and his family were the first Mennonites to move there. He lived to see a Sunday school organized and had a great interest in its welfare. He was laid to rest in the Broken Bow Cemetery. Services were conducted at the house by Bro. Ben Schlagel of Shickley, Nebr., at the Church by Bro. L. C. Schrock of Wood River, Nebr., and Bro. W. R. Eicher of Beaver Crossing, Nebr., and at the grave by Bro. Fred Reeb of Shickley, Nebr.
A Friend.

Transcribed by: Marie Fogelsinger, Michigan


Gospel Herald - Volume XXI, Number 30 - October 25, 1928 , Page 638-640

Haag. - Minerva, beloved wife of Calvin Haag, died Sept. 9, 1928, after a long and lingering illness; aged 59 y. 5 m. 5 d. She leaves her companion, 1 son, 1 daughter, 1 step-daughter, besides a large circle of friends to mourn her departure. Services were conducted from the home by Bro. I. B. Wit mer. Interment in Oak Dale Cemetery, Leetonia, Ohio.

Ganley. - Frank Ganley was born Feb. 17, 1842; died at the Good Samaritan Home, Lancaster Co., Pa., Oct. 3, 1928; aged 86 y. 7 m. 16 d. The brother lived in Altoona the greater part of his life. He was received into Church fellowship by water baptism, Feb. 6, 1927, and remained faithful until the Lord called him home. Funeral services were held Oct. 5, 1928 at the Hershey's Church in charge of Bro. Joseph M. Nissley. Text, Ecel. 12:5. Burial in adjoining cemetery.

Harnish. - Clara Hertzler Harnish was born April 21, 1881; passed into eternity Oct. 7, 1928; aged 47 y. 5 m. 16 d. The Church loses a faithful Sunday school worker, but our loss is her gain. Funeral services were held at the house, Oct. 10, 1928, conducted by J. Harry Smith of the Brethren Church, and at the Brethren Church by Bro. Paul Huddle. Text, 1 Sam. 20:3 (latter clause). Interment in Mechanicsburg Cemetery.
Asleep in Jesus! Peaceful rest!1
Whose waking is supremely blest;
No fear, no woe shall dim that hour,
Which manifests the Savior's power.

Forney. - Anna May, daughter of Moses and Sarah Forney was born near Davidsville, Pa., April 13, 1891; died Oct. 14, 1928 at the Windber Hospital; aged 37 y. 6 m. 1 d. She was married to Howard Forney. She is survived by her father, husband, two sons, three daughters, six half-brothers, and one half-sister, besides many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted in the Davidsville Lutheran Church, of which she was a member for more than twenty-five years, by pastor M. R. Gortner and S. G. Shetler. The funeral was very largely attended. The remains were laid away in the Kaufman cemetery.

Martin. - Anna Martin, daughter of Reuben and Anna Martin was born near Ephrata, Pa., Oct. 3, 1928; died Oct. 9, 1928. Her stay on earth was very short, and will be sadly missed by parents, six brothers, three sisters, one grandfather, and one grandmother. All was done for her that loving hands could do, but Jesus said "Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not; for of such is the kingdom of God:
Beckoning hands of a little one see
Baby voice calling loved one for thee;
Rosy cheeked darling; the light of the home
Taken so early, is beckoning "Come".
By an aunt.

Hoffman. - Annie, daughter of Bro. and Sister Menno Hoffman, was born June 8, 1892; died at her home near Hawkesville, Ont., Sept. 22, 1928; aged 36 y. 3 m. 15 d. The immediate cause of her death was cerebral hemorrhage. She united with the Mennonite Church in early life, living a humble and exemplary life until the Lord relieved her of her sufferings. She is survived by her parents, 11 sisters, and 1 brother. Funeral services were held at the Conestoga Mennonite Church, Sept. 24, 1928l, by Bros. Urias Martin and Oliver Snider. Texts, Gal. 6:7, 8; 11 Cor. 5:1,2.
Why should we mourn at our sister's departure,
When she has gone to Jesus forever;
To that place where we are going some day,
To be with all those who trust and obey.

Hooley. - Amandus Hooley, son of David K. and Lydia Zook Hooley, was born in Wayne Co., Ohio, Oct. 26, 1856; died Sept. 9, 1928, near Millersburg, Ohio; aged 71 y. 10 m. 13 d. He is survived by two brothers (George A., of Schwenksville, Pa., and John F., of Long Beach, Calif.), and one sister (Mrs. Jemima Mast, of Millersburg, Ohio). Father, mother, 2 brothers, and 2 sisters preceded him in death. On Nov. 2, 1897, he was marred to Susan Byler of Wayne Co., O., who died June 10, 1907. On Apr. 13 1909, he was married to Mary Smucker of Stark Co., Ohio, who died July 19, 1921. He was a member of the Amish Mennonite Church from his youth. Funeral services were held at the home of his sister, conducted by Bro. Calvin Mast (Text, 1 Thes. 4:13-18), and at the Oak Grove Church by Bros. C. Z. Yoder, and Enos Hartzler. Text, Rev. 22, Matt. 24;; 44. Burial in cemetery near by.

Ramer. - Martin Ramer was born in Elkhart Co., Ind., Dec. 4, 1858, on the homestead where he died on Sept. 29, 1928; aged 69 y. 9 m. 25 d. On Nov. 9, 1884, he was united in marriage to Lydia Ann Shaum, to which union were born seven sons and three daughters. There remain to mourn his loss his sorrowing companion, ten children, thirty-three grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and a large number of other relatives and friends. He united with the Mennonite Church in early life and remained faithful unto death. He was ordained to the ministry at the age of 28 years and to the office of bishop in 1911. Funeral services were held on Oct. 2, at the home by the brethren Daniel Witmer of Columbiana, O., and Joseph Hostetter of Ephrata, Pa., and at the Yellow Creek Mennonite Church by Bros. Thomas Ressor of Ontario, Canada, and Moses Horst and Abram Good of Wadsworth, Ohio. Texts chosen by family, 11 Tim. 4:6-8; Rev. 14:12-16.

Kreider. - Benjamin R. Kreider was born Apr. 26, 1883 near Wadsworth, Ohio. He passed away at the Massilon City Hospital, Saturday morning, Sept. 22, 1928; aged 45 y. 4 m. 26 d. Death was caused by peritonitis. Benjamin was the youngest son of Elias S. and Margaret (Rohrer) Kreider. On Nov. 26, 1914, he was marred to Sister Mary Good of Dalton, Ohio. After marriage, they located on a farm near Dalton where they resided at the time of his death. He was of a quiet and unassuming disposition, a kind and loving husband and father, and apparently loved and respected by all who knew him. He leaves to mourn his departure a sorrowing wife, one daughter, Margaret, 5 brothers, and 2 sisters - Abram of near Goshen, Ind., Elias, Noah, David, Henry, Amelia, and Mrs. Elizabeth Horst, of near Wadsworth, Ohio. His parents, 2 brothers, and 2 sisters preceded him in death He was a faithful and consistent member of the Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the County Line Mennonite Church near Dalton, Ohio, Sept. 25 conducted by the brethren David Wenger, Abram Good, and Daniel Witmer. Text, Phil. 1:23,24.

Troyer. - Moses D. Troyer was born in Holmes Co., Ohio, Sept, 29, 1850; died at his home near Limon, Colo., Sept. 25, 1928, after a lingering illness of about a year's duration; aged 77 y. 11 m. 27 d. In March 1872, he was married to Katherine Yoder. To this union were born 7 sons and 2 daughters. His wife and 3 sons (Jacob, David, and John) preceded him in death. He is survived by 4 sons (Moses, Middlefield, Ohio; Chris, Millersburg, Ind.; Daniel and Joseph, Limon, Colo.), and 2 daughters (Mrs. Albert Miller and Mrs. Reuben Yutzy of Limon, Colo.). In early life he united with the Amish Mennonite Church and later in life with the Mennonite Church, in which he lived a faithful and consistent life until his sudden departure. It was largely through the influence and material liberality of the departed brother that the Limon Mennonite Church was built. The very ground upon which the church stands and in which he finds his final earthly resting place was donated by him to the church. He was a kind neighbor, a staunch friend, and a faithful Christian father. Funeral services were conducted at the Limon Mennonite Church by Bro. L. C. Miller, assisted by Bro. Paul Hooley. Text, 11 Tim. 4:7,8.

Zook. - Joseph Zook was born in Butler Co., Ohio, Feb. 14, 1839; died from pneumonia at his home in Manson, Ia., Oct. 7, 1928; aged 89 y. 7 m. 23 d. In early life he moved with his parents to Pekin, Ill, where he grew to manhood. In 1869 he was married to Barbara Birkey, near Bloomington, Ill. Twelve children were born to them, six of whom with their mother preceded him in death. In 1896 he moved with his family to Calhoun Co., Ia., living on a farm for several years, after which he moved to Manson, at which place he died. He expressed a readiness to go and spoke much of the mansions the Lord has prepared for His children. He was the last one of his father's family. As a young man he united with the Mennonite Church in which faith he died. He helped to organize the first Mennonite Sunday school and Church in the vicinity of Manson. During his long and active life he was called upon to endure many hardships, griefs, and disappointments, but he met them all with courage and an unfaltering trust in the One who doeth all things well, forgetting himself in his concern for the welfare of his family. To them he was:
A rock of strength to lean upon
In time of joy and stress,
An understanding, loyal soul,
A heart of tenderness.
Funeral services were held at the home and at the Manson church, Oct. 9, 1928, in charge of the home ministers, Bros. J. C. Eiggsti, Nick Stoltzfus, and A. R. Egli. Texts, Psa. 90: 1 Thes. 4; 11 Tim. 4:6-8. Interment in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Yoder. - Lydia (nee Kauffman) was born in Elkhart Co., Ind., July 18, 1849; died at the home of her youngest daughter, Mrs. Elias Schlabach, near Thomas, Okla., July 23, 1928; aged 79 y. 5 d. On Feb. 12, 1870 she was married to William C. Lantz, who died April 16, 1899. To this union were born 4 sons and 3 daughters. Two daughters, Annettie, wife of David Burlincourt, and Alsistia, wife of A. B. Miller, and one son, Frank, preceded her in death. Those that remain are: Aaron, Elkhart, Ind., David, Thomas, Okla., William, LaGrange, Ind., and Minnie Schlabach, Thomas, Okla. On Nov. 3, 1903 she was married to John T. Yoder who died Feb. 28, 1922. About a year before her first husband died she with her family moved to Oklahoma where they homesteaded on a farm, and where she went through many hardships of the kind that are only fully known to those who have had similar experiences of pioneer life in the Western States. She accepted Christ as her Savior when a girl and remained faithful to her Lord till death. She was confined to her bed for the last ten weeks of her life. When she realized that her end was near, she often expressed her desire to depart this life and be with her Lord and with the loved ones gone before. About a week before she died she bid us all good-bye, and said she was going home, then asking the Lord to come and take her. After that she was not able to talk so that she could be understood. Funeral services were conducted in the barn at the home of her daughter according to her own arrangements by Brethren John Miller and Ira Nissley in German, and Bro. Alva Swartzendruber in English. Texts, which she selected, Psa. 34; Eph. 1. She especially requested that the brethren admonish the people t "live in Christ".

Stoltzfus. - Lovina Plank Stoltzfus was born in Johnson Co., Iowa, May 30, 1894; died at her late home Northwest of Kalona, Ia., Oct. 6, 1928 at the age of 34 y. 4 m. 6 d. On Dec. 25, 1919, she was united in marriage to Aaron Stoltzfus, and to this union were born 3 children, Edna 7, Lester 5, and Ralph 3, who with their father are left to mourn the death of a loving and devoted mother and companion. Besides her immediate family she leaves her parents, Bro. and Sister George W. Plank, one sister, Mrs. Hermon Yoder, and a large number of near relatives and friends. She accepted Christ as her Savior in her youth, united with the Mennonite Church and was a consistent and faithful member until death. Her death was the result of infection from a ruptured blood vessel, caused by a fall two weeks ago. While her injury was not considered serious a physician was called and a nurse was in attendance, and seemingly she was on a satisfactory way to recovery. Thursday afternoon the nurse was dismissed, and Friday morning at 7:30 very unexpectedly and without a warning she peacefully fell asleep. Her death was a shock to all, as very few even knew of her injury, and always knew her as one enjoying the best of health. "But God willed it so". She will not only be missed in the home, but in the church and Sunday School, especially as teacher in her class, and in the community. Her friends will always remember her as one that made the world a little brighter, always having a smile and kind word for very one.
Is there one in all the earth
Half so kind as mother?
Not in all this whole wide world
Could we find another.
Funeral services were held from the East Union Mennonite Church Monday afternoon, conducted by Bros. Joe C. Brenneman and D. J. Fisher. Burial in the East Union Cemetery.

Lehman. - Joseph L. Lehman, son of David S. and Annie Lehman, was born Jan. 7, 1890, near Chambersburg, Pa., met his death by accident Oct. 10, 1928; aged 38 y. 9 m. 3 d. On Oct. 31, 1920, he was united in marriage to Stella Sharp, to which union were born two sons, and four daughters, Ruth and Reuel twins, Mary, Genevieve, David and Ethel. Besides the children he leaves a devoted wife, and a host of relatives and friends to mourn his early departure. He was converted and united with the Mennonite Church in his youth. On Oct. 30, 1921, he was ordained to the ministry in which capacity he labored faithfully and conscientiously and served as pastor of the Spring Valley Congregation until death overtook him.
He bad no one a last farewell,
He said "Goodbye" to none.
His loving heart had ceased to beat,
Ere we knew he was gone.

His cheerful smile, and his kind words
We pleasantly recall,
He had kind words for every one,
And died loved by us all.

Here in this lonely home of ours,
Oh, could you take a part as then!
For we would render all of life
To hear you speak again.

Your voice all thro' the coming years
Will echo in our lonely hearts,
So help us, God, and give us strength
Till heaven fills the parts.

Help us to bear this time with grace,
Help us to bow beneath the rod,
Help us to remember that Thou hast said,
Be still and know that I am God.

Funeral services were held at the Spring Valley Church on Oct. 13, 1928, by Bro. Michael of the Brethren Church and Bro. Eli G. Hochstetler. Text, Rev. 14:13.

Transcribed by: Marie Fogelsinger, Michigan

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