Hess.- Barbara A., wife of Christian H. Hess, was born
Feb. 24, 1867; died Nov. 14, 1929; aged 62 y. 8 m. 20 d. She leaves
her husband, 2 sons, 4 daughters, and 9 grandchildren. Two daughters
and one son preceded her in death. She accepted Christ and united
with the Mennonite Church, to which she remained faithful until
death. Both home and Church will keenly feel their loss, but we
have the confidence that our loss is her eternal gain. Funeral
services were held at the house and at the River Corner Mennonite
Church in charge of Bros. I. B. Good and John H. Mosemann. Text,
Jno. 14:1-3. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
"Oh, dear mother, how we miss thee
Every place we look;
But in heaven we can meet thee,
If we,re faithful to the Book."
- By the family.
Showalter.- Deacon Jacob W., son of Henry and Elizabeth
Showalter, was born Sept. 4, 1847; died Nov. 18, 1929; aged 82
y. 2 m. 14 d. On March 15, 1872, he was united in marriage to
Margaret Heatwole. She preceded him in death two weeks less than
one year. Since that time he made his home with his daughter Annie,
who cared for him. He is survived by 4 sons and 4 daughters (Mary
Swope, Annie, Henry, Sophia Brubaker, Menno, Hettie Weaver, Daniel,
and Peter), 15 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral
services were held at Weaver's Mennonite Church, conducted by
Bros. S. H. Rhodes and Lewis Shank. Text, 1 Sam. 20:18.
"The lights are all out in the mansion of clay,
The curtains are drawn, for the dweller's away;
He silently slipped o,er the threshold at night
To make his abode in the city of light."
Zehr.- Beulah May, only child of Bro. and Sister Ben
Zehr, was born Oct. 28, 1915, near Manson, Iowa; died Nov. 16,
1929; aged 14 y. 18 d. During the greater part of this time she
suffered intense pain but passed peacefully away. She found much
comfort and consolation in singing a number of songs that she
learned in Sunday school, such as, "Everything's all right
in my Father's house," and God made the lilies." She
leaves father, mother, grandparents and a host of relatives and
friends. Funeral services were held at the Mennonite Church in
Manson, conducted by Bros. J. C. Eigsti, Nicholas Stoltzfus and
A. R. Egli. Text, Matt. 18:3. Interment in Rose Hill cemetery.
"All is over, hands are folded
On a quiet, peaceful breast;
All is over, toils are ended,
Now dear Beulah is at rest."
Kauffman.- John Kauffman was born in Somerset Co., Pa., March 11, 1850; died Oct. 9, 1929; aged 79 y. 6 m. 27 d. He came to Michigan with his parents in 1869 and settled on a farm near Bowne. He was united in marriage to Catherine A. Livingston, Aug. 21, 1870. One daughter and two sons, and the mother preceded him in death. He was a man of Christian principles and was a faithful member of the Mennonite church for more than fifteen years. He was in poor health for some time and during the last few weeks suffered intense pain at times. He leaves his three sons (William) Hiram, and John Henry), 21 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, 2 sisters (Mrs. Christina Livingston and Mrs. Emanuel Custer), and 1 brother (Jerry), besides many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted by Bro. D. A. Yoder at the Bowne Mennonite Church. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
Meyers.- Katie L. (Detweiler) Meyers was born in Bucks
Co., Pa., March 6, 1902; died Oct. 16, 1929; aged 27 y. 7 m. 10
d. She was united in marriage to Abraham M. Meyers, Dec. 7, 1927.
To this union was born one son. She united with the Doylestown
Mennonite Church in early life, remaining faithful till death.
She was a Sunday school teacher for a number of years. On Oct.
7 she was taken ill with influenza, which developed into pneumonia.
She was taken to the Emergency Hospital in Doylestown, where she
bore her suffering patiently until she fell asleep. She leaves
her husband, 1 son (Harvey Edwin, her mother (Mrs. Elizabeth L.
Detweiler), 4 sisters (Mrs. Melvin Gehman, Cora, Elizabeth, and
Ruth), and 1 brother (Abram). Her father preceded her in death
last April. One brother also died in infancy. Funeral services
were held at Deep Run Mennonite Church, conducted by A. O. Histand,
Mahlon Gross, and Enos Wismer. Text, 11 Cor. 4:16-18; 5:1.
"Weep not, dear ones, though I leave you,
It is but a few days more,
Till with Jesus I will meet you,
One by one on that bright shore."
- By the Family.
Martin.- Malinda Osborn Martin was born at Nappanee, Ind., Aug. 7, 1879; died Nov. 14, 1929; aged 50 y. 3 m. 7 d. On Jan. 1, 1898, she was united in marriage to John Martin. To this union were born ten children, two of whom preceded her in death. She leaves her husband, 8 children, 2 grandchildren, her mother, 2 sisters, and a host of relatives and friends. She confessed Christ as her Savior when about twenty years of age and united with the Mennonite Church, in which faith she lived and died. For several years she had not been well, suffering from diabetes, but was able to be about her family duties most of the time. In her final sickness she was confined to her bed for several days, but seemed to be feeling much better and expected to be up in a few days. The call came suddenly and unexpectedly, as Bro. Martin found her lifeless in bed on Thursday morning. She was the happy possessor of a quiet, unassuming, Christian spirit and exercised sweet patience during her affliction. Services were held at the N. Main St. Mennonite Church, Nappanee, conducted by Bros. S. L. Weldy and H. F. North. Interment in Union Center cemetery.
Stutzman.- Samuel H. Stutzman was born in Fairfield Co., Ohio, Aug. 6, 1843; died at Harrisburg, Oreg., Nov. 16, 1929; aged 86 y. 3 m. 10 d. When a young man he moved with his parents to Middlebury, Ind., where on June 14, 1869, he was married to Martha Hartzler, to which union were born five children (Ira, Minerva Hostetler, Ora, Silas, and Rudolph). He moved to Iowa with his family where he lived four years and also lived in Nebraska one year, then they moved to Cass Co., Mo., about the year 1881, where his children grew up, and where his wife died Aug. 8, 1898. After this he went to Indiana and lived there about 12 years. In 1911 he came to Hubbard, Oreg., where he was married to Lydia Hostetler. He grew weaker from old age, and for about the last two years was bedfast, patiently awaiting the end. He accepted Christ as his Savior in his youth and remained faithful unto the end. Besides a host of friends which he made, he leaves to mourn his wife, two brothers (Jonathan and Urias), his five children, 19 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Nov. 18 by A. P. Troyer of Hubbard, Oreg., and C. R. Gerig and N. A. Lind of Albany, Oreg. He was buried in the Alford cemetery near Harrisburg.
Newhauser.- Lydia A., daughter of C. B. and Catherine Newhauser, was born near Lancaster Co., Pa., Dec. 12, 1858; died Nov. 16, 1929; aged 70 y. 11 m. 4 d. She was preceded in death by 1 sister (Deborah), 2 brothers (Joe and John), and father and mother. There remain to mourn her departure 2 brothers (Grant and Ab) and 3 sisters (Mrs. J. A. Yoder, Mrs. T. B. Lee, and Mrs. I. W. Royer), with many other relatives and friends. In her early youth she accepted Christ as her personal Savior, was received into the fellowship of the Concord Mennonite Church, and continued a faithful witness for Christ and always was loyal to her church and its service and sacrament. Her life was one of unselfish ministry. She lives for the good of others. Since before the departure of her parents, much of the time she lives in Slidell, La., at which place she was at home during her last sickness and death. She had her home near Concord, Tenn., and often spent a part of the summer months with us here. Her coming was always looked for with pleasure and she will be greatly missed. Her remains were brought to her home. Funeral services were conducted from the Concord Mennonite Church, preceded by a short service at her home by Wm. Jennings and I. W. Royer. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.
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Gospel Herald - Volume XXII, Number 37 - December 12, 1929, pages 766, 767
Lohr.- Louisa Yoder Lohr was born April 14, 1867; died Nov. 24, 1929; aged 62 y. 7 m. 10 d. Her first husband, Samuel S. Yoder, died Dec. 14, 1903. She was stricken with paralysis July 31, 1928, since which time she was cared for by her son, M. C. Yoder, where she died. Her daughter, Elsie, wife of Noah Hershberger, died Sept. 8, 1928. Her second husband, Scott Lohr, died Thanksgiving Day, 1922. Sister Lohr was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for many years. Funeral services were conducted at the Weaver Mennonite Church, Johnstown, Pa., by Bros. Hiram Wingard and John A. Bichter of the Lutheran Church. Text, Jno. 19:27.
Landis.- Adam L. Landis died Oct. 27, 1929, at the home of his daughter Nora, widow of the late Sanford B. Landis, of valvular disease of the heart; aged 80 y. 8 m. 7 d. His death cams as a shock to all, as he had been in usual health up till within a few days of his departure. He is missed in the Church, where he was a faithful member for many years, in the community where he lived, and most of all in the home. He leaves 1 daughter, 5 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at the home by the brethren, David Landis and Elmer Martin, and at the Stumptown Mennonite Church by Bros. C. M. Brackbill and Abram Martin. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
Transcriber's note: valvular typed as written.
Lape.- Sister Rachel, wife of the late Jacob Lape, was born in Somerset Co., Pa., April 6, 1850; died Dec. 2, 1929, in the home of her daughter in Davidsville, Pa.; aged 79 y. 7 m. 26 d. She was the mother of four sons and three daughters, of whom two sons and two daughters survive. She is also survived by one sister (Mrs. David Kaufman), six grandchildren, and nineteen great-grandchildren. Death was due to paralysis, she having suffered three strokes during the last four years. She was a member of the Blough Mennonite Church for about fifty-nine years. Funeral services were conducted in the home by S. G. Shetler, assisted by Harry C. Blough. The body was laid to rest in the cemetery adjoining the churchyard.
Cressman.- Gertrude, only daughter of Bro. and Sister
Ivan Cressman, was born near Mazeppa, Alta., July 10, 1920; died
at her home near Okotoks, Alta., Nov. 23, 1929; aged 9 y. 4 m.
13 d. She was first attacked by influenza which turned into pneumonia.
She leaves her parents, 2 brothers (Mervin and Earl), besides
a large number of other relatives and friends. She will be missed
in the community and school but most of all in the home. Funeral
services were held at the Mount View Mennonite Church, conducted
by Bro. Isaac Miller. Text, Jas. 4:4; Job 14:1, 2. Interment in
"Our heavenly Father knowest best,
His burdens though hard to bear,
May be for our good in mercy sent
That we His name might learn to fear."
Clemmer.- Emaline K., wife of Dea. Hiram D. Clemmer, Franconia, Pa., was born Feb. 23, 1860; died Nov. 7, 1929; aged 69 y. 8 m. 14 d. After being sick a little over a week and seemingly on a fair way to recovery, she suddenly and peacefully passed away. She will be greatly missed, both in the Church and in the home, but we feel to say as she had expressed herself during her sickness, that we are willing to submit to the Lord's will. She leaves her husband and five children: Lizzie Wambold, Laaden, Hiram, Esther Souder, and Emma. She also leaves 2 sisters and 1 brother. One son (Abraham) preceded her in death. Funeral services were conducted at the home by Bros. Jonas Mininger and Arthur Ruth, and at the Franconia Church by Bros. A. Z. Derstine and Warren Bean. Text, Phil. 1:23, 24. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
Buckwalter.- Mary (Neff) Buckwalter was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., March 9, 1856; died Oct. 30, 1929, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Isaac Girvin, near Intercourse, Pa.; aged 73 y. 7 m. 21 d. She had been at the hospital for nineteen days. Death came very unexpectedly, since she was much improved when brought home. She is survived by one son and four daughters (Mrs. Isaac Girvin, Mrs. Frank Hershey, Mrs. Joseph Benner, Ada, and Menno). Her husband and three children preceded her in death. She was a member of the Mennonite Church and an active member of the Sunday school class for many years. Her kind and loving disposition won for her many friends. She was one who was very much interested in her children and grandchildren and always had a smile for every one she met. During her sickness she was patiently waiting for the Lord to call her home. Funeral services were conducted by Bro. Jacob Mellinger at the house and by Bro. A. L. Martin at Hershey's Church. Text, Job 16:22.
Stoltzfus.- Christian Holley Stoltzfus was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Oct. 22, 1839; died at his home in Tuleta, Tex., Nov. 27, 1929; aged 90 y. 1 m. 5 d. His wife, Mary Blank, preceded him to the eternal home by fourteen years. Their bodies are waiting the resurrection of the just in the Greenwood cemetery near Knoxville, Tenn. Ten children blessed their home: Amanda, Nellie, Mrs. Adolph Augsburger, Mrs. Chas. E. Ferris, Mrs. C. M. Poff, John Howard, Aquilla B., Clem B., Ralph E., and B. Frank. All of these save the two sons first mentioned are here to mourn the loss of a kind and much beloved father. They have all professed faith in Jesus Christ as their Savior. After living forty years in East Tennessee, Bro. Stoltzfus moved to Texas in 1908, where he found the mild climate that his wife especially needed. He was the second son of Bishop John and Catherine Holley Stoltzfus of Lancaster Co., one of the family of fifteen children, all of whom became earnest Christians. - A daughter.
Schweitzer.- Chris J., son of Jacob and Barbara Schweitzer was born in Ontario, Can., July 3, 1869; died at his home in Milford, Nebr., Nov. 20, 1929; aged 60 y. 4 m. 17 d. He was married to Nancy Jansi, Dec. 24, 1893. He is survived by his companion and 6 children (Mrs. Lee Kremer, Rudolph, Mrs. Ed Burkey, Mrs. Floyd Burden, Mrs. Reuben Roth, and Gladys). He also leaves 9 grandchildren, 2 sisters, and 3 brothers (Mrs. Andy Nafziger, Mrs. John K. Hershberger, Jacob, Moses, and David), besides many other relatives and friends. One brother, three sisters, and his parents preceded him in death. When only a boy his parents moved to Milford, Nebr., where he spent the greater part of his life. He had been in failing health for a few years, but only recently became serious. In early youth he accepted Christ and united with the Mennonite Church, which he supported until death. His loss will be keenly felt in the home and in the Church. Funeral services were conducted by Wm. R. Eicher and J. E. Zimmerman. Text, Jno. 14:1, 2.
Sutter.- Peter W., son of Jacob and Katie (Wagler) Sutter,
was born near Gridley, Ill., Oct. 28, 1867; died Nov. 22, 1929;
aged 62 y. 24 d. In 1875 he moved with his parents to Seward Co.,
Nebr. On Oct. 13, 1889, he was married to Fannie Murer of Hopedale,
Ill. They lived in Seward Co. until February, 1904, when he brought
his family to Flathead Co., Mont., where he resided till he was
called to his home beyond. He had united with the Mennonite Church
in his earlier years, in which faith he died. About ten days previous
to his death he took a cold, which for a week was not considered
serious; although, from the preparation he was making for his
home beyond, he seemingly had a consciousness of bring removed
from this world soon. His case developed into double pneumonia
and his end was sudden. He leaves his wife, two daughters (Mrs.
Silas Mast and Mrs. Jacob Gibson), three sons (Joseph, David,
and Albert), and seven grandchildren. Funeral services were held
Nov. 26 from the Mennonite Church near Creston, Mont., by J. G.
"Father, thou hast left us lonely,
Here our loss we deeply feel;
But 'tis God that hath bereft us,
He can all our sorrows heal."
Beidler.- William Henry Beidler was born in Juniata Co., Pa., March 2, 1841; died at the home of his daughter, Ida Kniss in Dakota, Ill., Nov. 27, 1929; aged 88 y. 8 m. 25 d. He was united in marriage to Phoebe Ann Warner Dec. 26, 1865. She was called hence by the death messenger on May 30, 1890. To this union thirteen children were born, eight of whom survive their aged father, viz, William Beidler, Mrs. Bert Snyder, Chas Beidler, Mrs. Samuel Kniss, Mrs. C. Mitchell, Mrs. William Myers, Mrs. William Kniss, and Wesley Beidler. Also thirty-five grandchildren and thirty-six great-grandchildren survive. One brother (Samuel) survives him. In 1876 Bro. Beidler with his family moved from Juanita Co., Pa., to Stephenson Co., Ill., where he had since resided. He has been a member of the Mennonite Church during the past 64 years, and was seldom absent from the church services when physically able to attend. He always seemed to be of good courage, ever looking on the bright side of things. Brief services were held at the Mennonite Church several miles distant. Bro. S. E. Graybill had charge of the services, being assisted by Bro. J. S. Shoemaker. Text, Psa. 116:15.
Heller.- Abram L. Heller was born Oct. 11, 1878; died
Oct. 8, 1929; aged 50 y. 11 m. 27 d. He was the oldest son of
the late Dea. Henry and Elizabeth (Leaman) Heller. He was united
in marriage to Anna H. Denlinger in the year 1900. He leaves a
wife and daughter (Esther Elizabeth), and 2 sons (Clarence and
Ira), also 2 grandsons. Three children preceded him in death:
Harry D. and Daniel D., when small, and Abram Jr., who died fourteen
months before his father's death. He became sick with lead poisoning
for about six months. At the age of fifteen years he confessed
Christ and united with the Mennonite Church at the age of twenty-one.
He was a faithful member until death. He leaves 3 sisters (Mrs.
John Kreider, Mrs. Newton Herr, and Mrs. Lizzie Rohrer) and 2
brother (Enos L, and J. Harry). He had an infection on the back
of his neck and blood poison was the cause of his death. He bore
his suffering very patiently and thought he would get better ;
but instead our heavenly Father saw fit to take him away. Funeral
services were held at the home by Bro. Elmer Martin (Text, Isa.
43:2, first clause) and at Mellinger's Church by Bro. David Landis,
who read Rev. 22, and Bro. C. M. Brackbill. Text, Jno. 17:1-4.
Interment in adjoining cemetery.
"One by one our links are severed
From the golden chain of love;
One by one may each be welded
In our Father's home above."
Baer.- Barbara W., daughter of Abram and Barbara Martin, was born at Brunerville, Pa. At the age of 8 years she with her parents moved to Washington Co., Md., where she spent the remainder of her life. At an early she united with the Mennonite Church, to which she was devoted in precept and example. In the year 1877 she was united in marriage to John E. Risser, to which union were born 4 children. Their union was broken by death in 1883. In the year 1885 she was united in marriage to Henry H. Baer (minister) to which union were born 8 children. One out of each of these respective families preceded her in death at a tender age. Her career was visited by many trials, which she faces with Christian fortitude. She was an example of sacrifice and service in behalf of her family and those in need about her. Naturally she was disposed to thrift, industry, and toil. Religiously she loved the old paths, the cross and the narrow way which directed her to glory. During most of her lifetime her physical comforts were hindered by digestive disorders from which she suffered severely the last 7 weeks of her life, until the summons of death came to her relief on Nov. 26, 1929; aged 71 y. 2 m. 26 d. Besides the above mentioned children she is survived by the following brothers and sisters: David, Annie, Samuel, Joseph, Michael, Isaac, Daniel, and Mary. Funeral from her late home in Paramount, Md. Services and interment at the Paradise Mennonite Church, conducted by the brethren D. M. Strite, Denton Martin, and David Garber. Texts, 11 Tim. 4:7, 8 and Rev. 14:13.
Musselman.- On Nov. 26, 1929, at his home near Blue Ball, Pa., Samuel H. Musselman died, age 74 y. 1 m. 2 d. He gave his life to God at the early age of sixteen years at Groffdale, Pa. He married Anna Zimmerman, Nov. 22, 1877, and from the spring of 1878 he and his wife were members of the Weaverland congregation. He quietly and prayerfully advocated English preaching, Sunday schools, and a closer relationship between the old and the young people in the church. He was many times voted for the ministry and passed through the lot; but God had other lines for him to follow, which were more valuable to the Church and to the young people, than could have been reached by him as a preacher. He was the first superintendent of his home Sunday school which was opened in 1893, and he was in that service for twenty-five years, during which time he served on many committees of broader Church and mission work. President of the trustees of the Welsh Mountain Industrial Mission from its organization in 1898 to the time of his death, which by that time had changed to the Samaritan Home; trustee of the Old People's Home, during its first organization and for many years afterwards; a member of the Executive Committee of the Eastern Mennonite Board of Missions and Charities, where he served on a committee, with Bro. S. C. Yoder, on a tour of inspection to the South American Mission from Oct. 1929, to March 1920; * and on a similar tour of the Russian Mennonite settlements in Manitoba; he thus spent much time and energy away from home, traveling hundreds of miles (besides the two extended trips) in the interests of the Church and for the welfare of missions; never complaining, always happy, continually hopeful, trusting the Lord; never weary of launching a new line of charitable institutions, and providing some workable plans that the same might have some continual means of support by the brotherhood, that the name of God might be honored and glorified. His life as it was lived might well be patterned after by those who seek in humility to be of use to the Master. His wife preceded him to the eternal world March 14, 1926, since which time his youngest daughter (Katie Geigley) and her children were his constant companions and kindly waited on his needs during his last illness of nearly two years. His other children are two sons (Ivan Z. and Samuel Z.), and a daughter (Mabel, wife of Belah Bucher), and a foster daughter (Mary Shirk Willson). He also leaves two brothers (John and George). "How is the strong staff broken and the beautiful rods?" His funeral was held on Saturday, Nov. 30, at Weaverland, Pa., where Bros. Noah Mack, John W. Weaver, and I. B. Good preached from Dan. 12:3.
* Transcriber's note: In the original (from October, 1929, to March 1920) probably was turned around and maybe should be (from October, 1920, to March 1929). ???
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Zimmerman.-Samuel Zimmerman was born in Cumberland Co., Pa., Dec. 28, 1846; died near Wooster, Ohio, Dec. 7, 1929; aged 82 y. 11 m. 9 d. He leaves two brothers (Martin and Abram) and two sisters (Mary and Anna). Funeral services were conducted at the Martin Church near Orrville, Ohio, Tuesday, Dec. 10, by I. J. Buckwalter from first clause of Psa. 72:17.
Gingerich.-Daniel M. Gingerich was born in Baden, Ont.,
May 12, 1866; died at his home in Baden, Nov. 21, 1929. He was
married to Veronica Lichti Jan. 19, 1888. He leaves his wife,
6 sons, and 5 daughters: David, Tillie, Henry, Mrs. Olive Cressman,
Moses, Mrs. Rachel Widrich, Samuel, Nicholas, Mrs. Aaron Lehman,
William, and Mrs. Aaron Moshier. He also leaves one brother (Jacob)
and many other relatives and friends. He was a faithful member
of the Steinman A. M. Church. Funeral services were held at the
home by Chr. Schrag, and at the church by Daniel Jutzi, Peter
Nafziger, and Daniel Steinman. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
"How peacefully lay our father sleeping,
Calmly upon our Savior's breast;
And we shall strive to cease our weeping,
For we know our father is at rest."
Denlinger.-Abram S. Denlinger was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., April 24, 1852; died Nov. 7, 1929, in Lancaster General Hospital after an operation; aged 77 y. 6 m. 7 d. He was the only son of John G. and Frances Seachrist Denlinger. On Nov. 23, 1880, he was united in marriage with Mary D. Leaman, to which union four children were born, one of whom (an infant daughter) preceded him in death. His wife also preceded him, two years ago. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for about fifty years. For the past two years he was deprived of the privilege of attending church, as he was unable to move about without a wheel chair, and needed constant attention. He spent the greater part of his life on the farm where he was born, but the last nine years were spent with his children. The surviving children are: Fannie, wife of Abram Landis; Lizzie, wife of Jacob D. Mellinger; and John L. Denlinger. He also leaves seventeen grandchildren and one great-grandson. Services at Mellingers Church near Lancaster, Nov. 10, conducted by Bros. Elmer Martin and David Landis. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
Lind.-Jacob L., son of John P. and Elizabeth Lind, was born near Nazareth, Pa., Sept. 29, 1849; died at the home of his daughter, Bro. and Sister Warren Blosser, near North Lima, Ohio. Nov. 26, 1929; aged 80 y. 1 m. 27 d. He was married to Maggie M. Zeigler Boyer, March 2, 1872. To this union five children were born all of whom survive him: John P., Mrs. Augusta M. Ash, Mrs. Catharine A. Blosser, Norman A., and Monroe W. He was preceded in death by his wife, May 20, 1924. He also leaves 18 grandchildren, 1 step-son (Dayton H. Boyer), 6 step-grandchildren, and 16 step-great-grandchildren. He united with the Mennonite Church in Medina Co., Ohio, about forty years ago and remained a faithful member until death. For the last eight or ten years he was considerably crippled, but always bore his suffering with great patience, never complaining. Since the death of his wife he lived with his children in their various homes, where he was gently cared for. Funeral services were conducted by Bros. Geo. Lapp, Allen Rickert, and E. M. Detweiler at the home, and E. M. Detweiler, I. J. Buckwalter, Elias Kreider, and S. D. Rohrer at the Bethel Church, Medina, Ohio. Text, Heb. 11:13, 16. Interment in Woodland Cemetery.
Schrock.-Mattie Schrock, daughter of Peter and Drucilla
Stutzman, was born Feb. 12, 1883, near Milford, Nebr.;
died near Broken Bow, Nebr., Oct. 29, 1929; aged 46 y. 8 m. 17
d. On Dec. 23, 1908, she was united in marriage to Levi C. Schrock.
To this union were born 2 sons and 2 daughters. One son and two
daughters died in infancy. She leaves husband, 1 son, 2 foster
sons, 2 brothers, and 4 sisters; besides many other relatives
and friends. The cause of her death was dropsy. She suffered much
but bore it all patiently. She expressed a desire to go to Jesus,
whom she accepted as her personal Savior in her youth and became
a member of the Mennonite Church. She remained faithful until
death. She will be greatly missed in the home, in the community,
and in the Church where she labored. May her departure be the
means of drawing us closer to the Lord, who knoweth and doeth
all things well. Funeral services were held at her late home by
Bro. D. G. Lapp of Roseland, Nebr., and at the church by Bro.
A. E. Stoltzfus of Wood River, Nebr. Interment in Broken bow Cemetery.
"The Lord that taken,
Her sweet voice is stilled;
A place is vacant,
Which never can be filled."
Transcriber's note: knoweth typed as written.
Conrad.-Rosa (Schmucker) Conrad, widow of Joel Conrad (deceased), was born near Maximo, Ohio, May 19, 1865; died near the same place, Nov. 24, 1929; aged 64 y. 6 m. 5 d. She was the youngest of the nine children of Peter and Veronica Schmucker. On Sept. 19, 1880, she was united with the Amish Mennonite Church and remained a faithful member until death. She was a regular attendant at church services when health permitted. She was also interested in the sisters sewing circle work. Nov. 29, 1900, she was united in marriage to Joel Conrad, who died June 16, 1927. She leaves one niece (Mrs. Walter McClintock), two nephews (Joseph J. and Levi Linder), one sister-in-law (Mrs. Leah Schmucker), one brother-in-law (Joseph Linder), and many friends.
"Oh my dear friends weep not for me,
As I am now, so you must be:
As you are now, so once was I;
Remember you must also die."
Sister Conrad had a lingering illness and had made all arrangements for her funeral. Funeral services were held at the Beech Mennonite Church, Nov. 27, in charge of Bro. O. N. Johns, assisted by Brethren J. A. Liechty, Alvin Hostetler, and John D. Miller. Text, Matt. 24:42-44. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
Stoltzfus.-John Blank Stoltzfus was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Dec. 21, 1848; died in San Antonio, Texas, Nov. 22, 1929; aged 80 y. 11 m. 1 d. At an early age he was born of the Word and of the Spirit, and when twenty-four years of age he was united in marriage with Mary Hartz of Berks Co., Pa. To this union were born nine children of whom eight survive (Mrs. R. P. McClement, Mrs. T. E. Beckett, Mrs. E. W. Michot, Elsie, Ruth, M. H., and S. H. Stoltzfus. The mother having been taken home to glory when the children were small, in seasons of severe trials the father found sweetest repose and perfect peace through faith in the exceeding great and precious promises of Scripture; especially Isa. 54:4-15, which portion was his special favorite, having been given him intense desire for the salvation of his family-all of whom have since then confessed Christ as their own personal Savior. His unusual knowledge of the Word and love of his Lord is evidenced by his well thumbed Bible, and by those whom he won for Christ and by those who have been built up and strengthened in the most holy faith by his ministry for over three-score years. Funeral services were held at his home, 817 E. Texas Ave., San Antonio, Texas, Nov. 26. Interment in the Mission Burial Park, San Antonio, there to await the trump of God when the dead in Christ shall rise.
Transcriber's note: The original stated that eight children survive, but only seven were named.
Transcribed by: Carolyn Hunnicutt, Indiana
Herrold.-Elias S. Herrold was born June 26, 1866, in Snyder Co., Pa., died Nov. 23, 1929; aged 63 y. 4 m. 27 d. On Oct. 23, 1887, he was married to Mary E. Shelly. To this union were born two sons and two daughters. One son preceded him in death. There remain to mourn their loss, his widow, 1 son, 2 daughters, and 11 grandchildren. Funeral at the Susquehannah Church. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
Wenger.-Moses, son of Daniel and Sarah Wenger, was born in Rockingham Co., Va., July 13, 1862; died Dec. 3, 1929; aged 67 y. 4 m. 20 d. He spent the latter part of his life in Staunton, Va., Hospital, where death was caused by cancer of the stomach. He was one of a family of twelve children. Of this large family only two survive him (Mary Wenger and Elizabeth Shontz). Funeral services were held at the Pike Mennonite Church near Harrisonburg, Va., conducted by A. B. Burkholder and W. S. Brubaker. Text, Isa. 38:1. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
Schott.-Jacob Schott was born in Oxford Co., Ont., Sept. 2, 1856; died at his home near Jasper, Mo., Nov. 19, 1929; aged 73 y. 2 m. 27 d. He was married to Magdalena Buerge Feb. 25, 1878. To this union were born two sons and three daughters. He leaves his companion, two sons and two daughters (one daughter having died in infancy); also other relatives and friends. Bro. Schott and family moved from Canada to Michigan in 1979, where they have lived ever since, with the exception of a little time spent elsewhere. He was a member of the Oronogo congregation of the Mennonite Church. Funeral services were conducted at the home on Sunday afternoon, Dec. 1, by Bishop Andrew Shenk. Burial in the Mitchell Cemetery nearby.
Graber.-Joseph H. Graber was born in France Aug. 8, 1861; came to America April 18, 1872; was united in marriage with sister Anna Conrad of Stark Co., Ohio, Dec. 4, 1883. To this union was born one son, Eli. His wife died Nov. 2, 1898. He was again married, Feb. 27, 1900, to Sister Elizabeth Roth of Wayland, Iowa. To this union were born four sons (David, Benjamin, Harvey, and Noah). He is survived by five sons, five grandchildren, one sister (Mrs. Fannie Conrad), and many other relatives and friends. He accepted Christ and united with the Amish Mennonite Church, in which faith he continued until called home. In his afflictions and trials he was patient and kept his trust in God. His spirit was wafted into the great eternity of God during the midnight hour of Dec. 10, 1929; aged 68 y. 6 m. 2 d. Services were conducted by the brethren, C. Z. Yoder and J. S. Gerig. Text, Heb. 13:14. Interment in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
Gascho.-Malinda Gascho (nee Brenneman), was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., Jan. 21, 1901; died Dec. 1, 1929 at the Bad Axe, Mich., Hospital; aged 28 y. 10 m. 10 d. She was married to Nicholas Gascho, of Pigeon, Mich., June 27, 1923. She leaves her bereaved husband, 3 sons, and one daughter (Gerald, Stanley, Celestia and an infant son), father, mother, 2 brothers, 3 sisters, and many relatives and friends. She accepted Christ as her personal Savior in her youth, and was a faithful member of the Amish Mennonite Church. Her faithful life and service is a living testimony of the saving and keeping power of Christ. Funeral services were held at the Pigeon River congregation Dec. 4, conducted by Bros. Ed Albrecht and M. S. Zehr. The former's text, Isa. 49:15 and the latter James 4:14.
You're gone to live beyond this vale
Of sorrow, pain and death,
A life that ne'er grows old nor frail,
Nor gasps for fleeting breath.
King.-Martha Justine, eldest daughter of Marion Y. and Artie Kauffman King, was born near West Liberty, Ohio, June 25, 1919; died Nov. 27, 1929; aged 10 y. 5 m. 2 d. At the early age of 17 months she began with convulsions, which physicians, in later years, pronounced epilepsy, causing a gradual weakening of body and mind. A few days ago, in this weakened condition, she contracted a cold which her frail body was unable to overcome. During her years of affliction she greatly endeared herself to her family and friends, by her quiet, loving, and patient disposition. We know not why it must be so, but we humbly bow ourselves to an all-wise and loving Father who said, "Suffer little children to come unto me and forbid them not, for of such is the kingdom of heaven." Justine leaves father, mother, two brothers (Hugh and Arthur), two sisters (Mary Janette, and Laura Belle), two grandparents, and many relatives and friends.
"Fold her, O Father! In thine arms
And let her henceforth be,
A messenger of love between
Our human hearts and Thee."
Funeral services were held Nov. 29, at the home by Bro. John Y. King and at the South Union Church by Bros. A. I. Yoder and Levi Plank. Burial in cemetery near the church.
Buckwalter.-Phares B. Buckwalter was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., July 1, 1865; died Nov. 24, 1929; aged 64 y. 4 m. 23 d. He was married twice. His first wife (Anna Leaman) was killed with her daughter Lila in a R. R. accident in 1910. Three children of this marriage survive (Mrs. Willis Denlinger, Earl, and Leon). His second wife (Cora M. Hershey) and one daughter Ruth also survive; as do one sister (Mrs. John K. Lefever) a half sister (Mrs. H. E. Metzler), and the following brothers and sisters: Jacob, Henry, Mary Denlinger. A daughter (Alta) died in 1924. He was a member of the Paradise Mennonite Church for many years, and an active worker in the Sunday school. He was of a kind, loving, cheerful disposition, and will be greatly missed in the home and among a large circle of friends. He was in failing health from heart affections for about three years, being very uncomfortable the last two weeks of his life. He longed to be with his Lord, and repeated many times the poem-
"One sweetly solemn thought
Comes to me o'er and o'er;
I'm nearer home today
Than ever I've been before."
A brief service was conducted at his home in Gordonville, Pa., by Bro. Abram Martin and in Paradise Church by Brethren Jacob H. Mellinger and C. M. Brackbill. Text, Psa. 8:4.
Troyer.-Andrew D. Troyer was born in Holmes Co., Ohio, March 16, 1844; died at his home near Crystal Springs, Kans., Nov. 30, 1929; aged 85 y. 8 m. 14 d. Of a family of 8 brother and sisters, he was the only survivor. Jan. 9, 1869, he was married to Dorothy Yoder, who preceded him in death June 14, 1912. He was the father of 13 children, eight of whom are still living (Mrs. J. J. Zimmerman, Mrs. A. J. Stutzman, Jake, Abe, Manasseh, Fred, Kate Troyer, and Mrs. E. J. Shettler). He is survived by 42 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. He and his wife moved from Ohio to Kalona, Iowa, in 1869. After spending ten years there they moved to McPherson Co., and later to Crystal Springs. Grandpa Troyer was a faithful Christian at the time of his death, having accepted Christ when a youth and becoming a member of the Amish Mennonite Church. In 1912 he was afflicted with paralysis and suffered from the effects of this stroke the remaining 17 years of his life, the last eight years of which were spent in bed in an almost helpless condition. During this time he was very patient, easily satisfied by those who cared for him. He never complained or worried for the future. We may truthfully say that he was an ideal example in suffering. For the last six years his daughter Mrs. A. J. Stutzman, kindly ministered to his physical needs. Since most of the children lived in the same community, they often called to see him, thus shortening the long, trying hours which he had to spend in bed. Although we are sad that he has gone before us, yet we rejoice with him feeling confident that his afflictions have changed to bliss and happiness. Funeral services were conducted at the Crystal Springs Church by D. Y. Hooley and R. M. Weaver. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
Yoder.-David Z. Yoder was born near Belleville, Pa., May 7, 1849. He came with his parents to Wayne Co., Ohio, about 1856-7, where he resided the greater part of his life-with the exception of several years in Virginia. He was united in marriage to Sister Mary Ann Smiley, a native of Elkhart Co., Ind., Nov. 16, 1871. To this union were born 10 children (Mrs. A. J. Burkholder, Mrs. A. E. Yoder, D. S. Yoder, Mrs. S. P. Zook, and Mrs. R. I. Krabill, Milton Yoder, and A. Floyd Yoder). His life companion, John, Beulah, Mrs. Myron Klopfenstein, and five grandchildren preceded him in death. He is survived by four daughters, three sons, one brother (Rev. C. Z. Yoder), step-mother (Mrs. J. K. Yoder), 23 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren and many other relatives and friends. At the age of 17 years Bro. Yoder confessed and accepted his Christ. He was baptized Sept. 16, 1866, and united with the Amish Mennonite Church to which he remained faithful in the service of his Lord and Master, serving the Church in various responsibilities. Sept. 22, 1872, he was ordained to the office as a deacon and on Oct. 4, 1874, he was chosen as a minister of the Gospel, in which capacity he labored faithfully over a period of 55 years, as long as health permitted. His interest in the work of the Church was always his first aim. He found great delight in the process and activities of the Church and was anxious to be present at all her public and special services. The last services he was permitted to attend was the communion at Pleasant Hill, Oct. 27, 1929. He looked forward with confidence and hope to the time of his departure. His final summons came as day was drawing to a close, Dec. 4, 1929, aged 80 years, 6 mo. 27 d.
"Servant of God, well done,
Rest from thy loved employ.
The battle fought, the victory won,
Enter thy Master's joy."
Services were conducted by Brethren I. W. Royer, P. R. Lantz, and J. S. Gerig. Text, Num. 23:10. Interment in the Oak Grove Cemetery.
Transcribed by Carolyn Hunnicutt, Indiana