Becker.- John H. Becker was born Sept. 18, 1853; died Oct. 19, 1929; aged 76 y. 1 m. 1 d. Funeral services were held from his late home near Millersville, Pa., and at his home church, in charge of John H. Mosemann. Text, Matt. 7:21. As he approached the end he admitted that his time was short and that he desired to depart.
Everest.- John, son of James and Mary Everest, was born near Wakarusa, Ind., Feb. 4, 1859; died at his home east of Elkhart, Ind., Oct. 4, 1929; aged 70 y. 8 m. He was never married. He is survived by two brothers (James and Abner), two sisters (Esther Hoover and Eliza Cook), also 5 nephews and 7 nieces. Funeral services were held at the Olive Church, conducted by D. A. Yoder.
Beechy.- Moses D. Beechy was born July 15, 1846; died Sept. 1, 1929; aged 83 y . 1 m. 14 d. He was united in marriage to Elizabeth Mast. To this union were born 3 daughters and 1 son (Ida Kauffman, Lovina Miller, Zanna Grotthouse, and Wilmer Beechy). He was a life-long member of the Mennonite Church and was Sunday school superintendent for over twenty years. He leaves his wife, 4 children, 15 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, 4 brothers and 2 sisters. Interment in Martins Creek Cemetery. Text, Psa. 132:13.
Everest.- David, son of James and Mary Everest, was born in Elkhart Co., Ind., March 1, 1857; died from injuries received in an accident, Sept. 5, 1929. He was united in marriage to Rachel Siess, who preceded him in death in 1895. He lived in Elkhart Co., all his life except for a brief time when he lived in Iowa. His parents and 2 brothers preceded him in death. He leaves 3 brothers (James, John, and Abner) and 2 sisters (Esther Hoover and Eliza Cook). Funeral services were held at the Olive Church, conducted by Bro. D. A. Yoder.
Gerber.- Monroe Gerber was born in Holmes Co., O., Sept. 22, 1864; died at the home of his son Adin, Holmes Co., O., Aug. 23, 1929; aged 64 y. 11 m. 1 d. He united with the A. M. Church at Walnut Creek, O., in his youth and was a faithful member at the time of his death. On Nov. 14, 1886 he was married to Barbara Miller. To this union were born two sons, one dying in infancy. His wife died Aug. 17, 1909. In April, 1912, he was married to Jemima Zook. To this union was born one daughter (Esther). His second wife died Nov. 4, 1927. In the spring of 1929 he moved to Ohio with his son Adin, hoping to regain his health which was shattered but the Lord relieved him in death.
Blosser.- Mary Moyer Blosser was born near East Lewistown, Ohio, July 9, 1860; died at her late home with her son Reuben, Oct. 15, 1929; aged 69 y. 3 m. 6 d. On May 3, 1883, she was married to Joel Blosser to whom were born 7 sons and 2 daughters. Her husband preceded her in death eight years ago. Soon after their marriage they united with the Mennonite Church. She remained faithful until death. She was of a quiet and unassuming disposition, highly respected by all whose good fortune it was to come in contact with her. Besides her children she leaves a sister and 37 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at the Midway Church by Bros. A. J. Steiner and Paul Yoder. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
Stemen.- Christian D., son of Peter and Mary Stemen, was born in Fairfield Co., Ohio, Feb. 4, 1843; died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Robert Custer, Lima., O., Oct. 18, 1929; aged 86 y. 8 m. 14 d. He was married to Sarah Conrad who preceded him in death three years ago. To this union were born 6 sons and 3 daughters. He leaves 4 sons, 3 daughters, 34 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, and a large number of other relatives and friends. Many years ago he united with the U. B. Church of Elida, O. He was a staunch defender of the faith and doctrine of the Word as he understood it till the end and expressed a readiness and willingness to depart. Services were conducted by J. M. Shenk and Ray F. Yoder. Text, 1 Cor. 15:22, 23. Interment in Salem Cemetery.
Miller.- Catherine Miller was born near Meyersdale, Pa., Nov., 13, 1850; died at her home near Kalona, Iowa, Oct. 4, 1929; aged 78 y. 10 m. 21 d. When yet a young woman she united with the Mennonite Church, being a member of this body until her death. She emigrated with her parents to Iowa when about two years of age. On Jan. 26, 1871, she was united in marriage to John B. Miller. To this union eight children were born, her husband and an infant daughter preceding her in death. Those living are: Mrs. D. D. Miller, Sr., Mrs. D. D. Miller, Jr., Mrs. C. E. Hershberger, Urie A., Uriah L., Elias A., and Mrs. M. S. Swartzendruber. She leaves 7 children, 25 grandchildren, and 20 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by J. L. Hershberger and Joe C. Brenneman. Text, 11 Tim. 2:6-8.
Nittero.- Malinda Nittero, aged 72 years, died from heart trouble from which she had been ailing for the last four years. She was born in Mahoning Co., O., and moved to Indiana with her parents (Abraham and Nancy Yoder) at the age of eight years. On Sept. 6, 1885, she was married to Mr. Nittero, since which they lived in or near Wakarusa, Ind. She leaves her husband, a daughter (Mrs. Orville Metzler), 2 grandchildren, and 1 sister (Mrs. Isaac Myers). Two daughters (Mrs. Elsie Smeltzer and Bertha Elizabeth) preceded her in death. She was a member of the Holdeman Mennonite Church for twenty years. She was a faithful wife and mother, thinking always of the comfort of others. She was kindly esteemed by her neighbors and friends and will be greatly missed. Funeral services were held at the Olive Church, conducted by Bro. D. A. Yoder and - - McMurren.
Miller.- Manasses D., son of Daniel and Barbara Miller,
was born in Lagrange Co., Ind., Feb. 6, 1858; died at Elmdale,
Mich., Sept. 27, 1929; aged 71 y. 7 m. 21 d. He was united in
marriage to Margaret Troyer Feb. 25, 1877, who preceded him in
death 5 years ago. In 1897 they moved to White Cloud, Mich., where
they resided until October, 1921, when they moved to their home
near Clarksville, Mich., until 4 years ago when he came to stay
with his daughter at Elmdale. He united with the Church at the
age of 18 years and remained faithful until death. He was the
father of 11 children, of whom 5 daughters and 3 sons, with his
companion have preceded him to the great beyond. He leaves 2 daughters
(Mrs. Abe Kauffman and Mary, at whose home he died), 1 son (Ora),
12 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, 3 brothers and 2 sisters
(John, Joseph, and Harry; Mrs. Benedict Miller and Mrs. Samuel
Miller), and many relatives and friends.
"One by one the links are severed
From the golden chain of love;
One by one may each be welded
In the Father's home above."
Funeral services held at the Bowne Mennonite Church near Clarksville, Mich., conducted by D. A. Yoder.
Beiler.- John U., son of Jonas M. and the late Fannie
(Fisher) Beiler, was born near Ronks, Pa., Nov. 16, 1908; died
Oct. 14, 1929, of peritonitis, after an operation for appendicitis;
aged 20 y. 10 m. 28 d. He was a member of the Amish Church and
is survived by his father and step-mother (Mattie Petersheim Beiler);
also the following brothers and sisters: Elam F., Lizzie F., Mary
(wife of Samuel L. Fisher), Henry D., Fannie S., Lydia F., Jonas
S., and Christian P. Beiler. His mother preceded him in death.
Funeral services were conducted at his late home Oct. 16, by Leauder
Keim of Haven, Kans., and Benj. F. Beiler of Ronks, Pa. Interment
in Beilers Graveyard adjoining the home farm. We cannot understand
why he should have been called away in the bloom of youth, but
our vision is so very limited, while God sees from eternity to
eternity, and we know that "He doeth all things well."
"Oh, Youth, beware, - and do prepare,
To meet the monster death.
For he may come while you are young,
And steal away your breath.
Now I am gone, - I can,t return,
And me no more you,ll see.
But all of you who stand to view,
Must shortly follow me."
Avery.- On Oct. 11, 1929, Raymond Ordel Avery, a lad
of 16 y. 4 m. 7 d., went about his usual tasks. He attended school
and prepared his examination papers, since it was a time for examinations
at school. Then he came home and heard the dog barking at a squirrel
not far from the house. He went to see about it, and called for
his father to bring an ax and the gun. The father went to help
get the squirrel. It was a hollow tree, and so he had to cut it
down. When it was nearly cut, part of the trunk split causing
it to break higher up than the stump. As the squirrel came out
at that moment the boy who was standing back of his father rushed
up just as the trunk of the tree shot back and dropped down. He
was caught under the weight of the trunk and crushed into the
ground and never spoke again. Raymond was born June 4, 1913. He
was the fifth child of Ray and Dell Avery. His sudden call was
a shock to the family and community. Funeral services were conducted
in the home near Purvis, Mo., by the writer. Text, 1 Sam. 3:20.
He was laid to rest in the Purvis Cemetery. His sudden call is
a summons to all to be ready every moment for the call to appear
before our Judge. Bro. Joe C. Driver of Garden City, Mo., assisted
in the services. May the Lord lead all the relatives and friends
near to Himself.
J. R. Shank.
Headings.- Lydia, daughter of John P. and Rebecca (Troyer) King, was born in Champaign Co., Ohio, Oct. 12, 1856. Her life, with the exception of eighteen years, during which the family lived in Kansas and Missouri, was spent in this vicinity. After a lingering illness of seven weeks, in which she patiently bore much suffering, she passed into the Great Beyond, at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, John Ray Yoder, near West Liberty, O., Sept. 15, 1929; aged 72 y. 11 m. 3 d. On Jan. 11, 1876, she was married to Ezra Headings. Eleven children were born to this union, all of whom grew to maturity and established homes of their own. The husband and father passed away eleven years ago, and two sons (Frank and Lee) preceded their mother in death within the past two years. The children remaining are Andrew, Elmer, John P., Ezra, Rebecca, Milton, Oliver, Barbara and Archie. She also leaves fifty grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. At the age of sixteen she accepted her Savior, and sealed her covenant with God, with what is now the South Union Mennonite congregation. We believe she never swerved in her fidelity to that covenant made with her Savior and in that faith she was enabled to endure the cares of a large family, and by precept and example to direct them in the way of a virtuous, overcoming life. Her life was one of loyalty to her church and her home, and her children may well in the words of the wise man, "Arise up and call her blessed." Funeral services were held at South Union Church, in charge of A. I. Yoder and N. E. Troyer. Interment in the cemetery near the church.
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Nafsinger.- Elizabeth Nafsinger of Mifflin Co., Pa., was born July 8, 1847; died Sept. 28, 1929; aged 82 y. 2 m. 20 d. For some time she had been suffering the infirmities of old age, but was really sick only about four weeks with heart trouble which caused her death. In early life she united with the A. M. Church of which she was a faithful member until called home. She is survived by two sons, one daughter, and many other relatives and friends to mourn her departure. Services at the house by Eli Kanagy and at the church by E. D. Hess in English and Jonas Yoder in German.
Pfautz.- Milton R., son of Bro. and Sister John Pfautz, Ephrata, Pa., was born Oct. 5, 1914; died Oct. 16, 1929; aged 15 y. 11 d. He suffered from an enlarged heart for a number of years. We rejoice that he surrendered to the Lord Jesus in true penitence, was baptized, and received into the body of believers at Ephrata just four weeks before his dead body was carried into the church. Funeral services were held by Bro. A. S. Horst at the home and at the Ephrata Church by Bro. Noah Landis, A. S. Horst, and E. W. Kulp. Text, Rev. 14:13. Interment in Groffdale cemetery. "He being dead, yet speaketh."
Landis.- Abram M. Landis was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., near Witmer, Nov. 29, 1880; died June 27, 1929; aged 48 y. 6 m. 28 d. He was united in marriage to Mary Kreider Nov. 9, 1904. To this union were born four children (Bertha, wife of John Book; Harry, Emma, and Ira), who survive, together with one step-sister (Lizzie). The grim reaper of death came to him in the prime of life, and we miss him so much, But while the clouds are heavy over us, we can comfort ourselves by the thought, "Above the clouds is the sun still shining." And with our blessed Savior we would say, "Not my will, but thine be done." He was a faithful member of the Stumptown Mennonite Church where services were held June 29, in charge of the brethren, David L. Landis and Elmer Martin. Text, 1 Pet. 1:3, 4. The family.
Kreider.- David L. Kreider was born Nov. 18, 1853; died
at his home in Lancaster Co., Pa., Oct. 21, 1929, after an illness
of about a week from pneumonia and heart trouble; aged 75 y. 11
m. 3 d. He leaves his wife, 2 sons, 3 daughters, 11 grandchildren,
3 sisters, 1 step-sister, and many other relatives and friends.
One daughter preceded him in death. He was a member of the Mennonite
Church for many years. Funeral services were held at the home
by Bro. C. M. Brubaker and at the Strasburg Church by Bro. Frank
Herr. Interment in cemetery near by.
"However painful it may be
To know that he is gone,
The thought is sweet that we may see
Him in the heavenly home."
Hertzler.- John B. Hertzler was born April 14, 1856;
died at his home in Salunga, Pa., of complications Sept. 6, 1929;
aged 73 y. 4 m. 22 d. He was married Nov. 7, 1882, to Charlotte
Nissley who, with the following children, survive him: Bertha
Bucher, Frank, Sadie Flinchbaugh, Charlotte Heistand, and Simon;
also three sisters and twenty-four grandchildren. He was a faithful
member of the Mennonite Church for 45 years. Services were conducted
at the home by Bro. Hiram Kauffman and at the church at Salunga
by Bros. Isaac Brubacher and Noah Risser. Texts, Num. 23:10; Rev.
7: 13, 14.
"Our rest will soon be given
By Him who has control:
There's rest, sweet rest, in heaven,
Rest for the weary soul."
Mann.- David K., son of the late Christopher and Magdalena (Kreider) Mann, was born in Elkhart Co., Ind., Oct. 3, 1875; died Sept. 21, 1929, in Englewood, Ill., the result of an accident in the New York Central round house where he was employed. He worked in the round house department of the railroad for thirty years, in late years as an inspector of air-brakes on locomotives, and while thus engaged was accidentally caught by the head in the brake rigging and instantly passed into eternity. The body was brought to Elkhart, Ind., where funeral services were held Sept. 25 in the Prairie Street Mennonite Church, conducted by David A. Yoder. Interment was made in the Olive burying ground on the 24th. While this passing was sudden and a great sorrow to his loved ones, they are comforted by the faith which he professed and the hope that he was assured of and enjoyed.
Transcriber's note: The original states that the funeral was on the 25th and burying was on the 24th.
Peachey.- Jemina (Yoder) Peachey, wife of Thomas J. Peachey, was born Feb. 17, 1873; died Oct. 29, 1929, after a lingering illness of one year caused by spleen trouble; aged 56 y. 8 m. 12 d. She was confined to her bed for fourteen weeks. She suffered a great deal of pain at times which she bore patiently. Her desire was to leave this world of suffering and pain. She leaves her husband and the following children: Sadie Byler, Nancy Hostetler, Elise Peachey, Joseph, Bertha, and Thomas. One son, (Urie) preceded her in death. One sister (Annie, wife of David Zook) also preceded her in death. The following sisters survive: Mary Byler, Libbie Hartzler, Arie Stayrook. She also leaves two half-brothers (Frank and Samuel Yoder). She was a kind and loving mother and a friend to every one. She was a faithful member of the Locust Grove Church, near Belleville, Pa. Funeral services were conducted at the church by Bros. Jonas D. and Samuel T. Yoder. Text, Psa. 23.
Kauffman.- Mary A., daughter of Samuel A. and Anna (Miller)
Hochstedler and beloved wife of Jacob L. Kauffman, was born in
Johnson Co., Iowa, Aug. 28, 1865; died at her late home near Sharon
Center, Iowa, Oct. 30, 1929; aged 64 y. 2 m. 2 d. She accepted
Christ in her youth and united with the Amish Church, living a
consistent life until death. On Dec. 18, 1892, she was married
to Jacob L. Kauffman. To this union were born 5 sons and 5 daughters.
An infant son and two daughters preceded her in death. She leaves
her husband and the following children: Enos J., David J., Mrs.
Frank Snider, Mrs. Orlo C. Fisher, Mrs. Frank Yoder, John, and
Mahlon J.; also 4 brothers, 1 sister, 5 grandchildren, besides
many friends. Funeral services held at the late home by C. M.
Yoder and S. J. Kemp. Texts, Psa. 103; 11 Cor. 5:1.
"How peacefully lay our mother sleeping,
Calmly upon our Savior's breast;
And we shall strive to cease our weeping,
For we know our mother is at rest."
Swartz.- John S., on of the late John and Rebecca Swartz, was born in Rockingham Co., Va., May 13, 1854; died at the hospital in Lima, Ohio, Oct. 26, 1929; aged 75 y. 5 m. 13 d. Of a family of four brothers and five sisters, he was the only survivor. He was married to Anna Margaret, daughter of the late Bishop Samuel and Frances Coffman, Oct. 7, 1875. Of their family of seven sons and five daughters, seven sons and three daughters with the mother remain to mourn their loss. Forty-three grandchildren living and five deceased, and three great-grandchildren are included in their descendants. Bro. Swartz united with the Mennonite Church in 1883, remaining faithful and enjoying his Christian life especially in his later years. With his family he removed from Virginia to Allen County, Ohio, in 1903. Until recently he enjoyed good health. Owing to uremic poisoning he was obligated to enter the hospital for observation and treatment, after which he returned home and was anointed for his recovery, and experienced a blessing from the Lord. A necessary operation was undertaken at the hospital on Oct. 26, and he passed away in the evening of the same day. Funeral services were conducted by Gabriel Brunk and at the Salem Church by J. M. Shank, S. F. Coffman, and George Ross. The sympathy of the neighborhood and of the brotherhood way duly expressed and ardent prayers offered that the sustaining grace of God may be continued to the bereaved wife and family.
Gerber.- Bishop Samuel Gerber, son of Jacob and Catherine (Roop) Gerber was born near Carlock, Ill., Sept. 8, 1863; and passed away at his home near Groveland, Ill., Oct. 28, 1929; aged 66 y. 1 m. 20 d. On Dec. 30, 1886, he was united in marriage with Magdalena Sears of Tiskilwa, Ill. He leaves to mourn his sudden departure his lifelong companion, two sons, and three daughters (Rosa Gerber, Mrs. Martha Wubben, O. J. Gerber, M. S. Gerber, and Mrs. Ruth King); also 8 grandchildren, 4 brothers (one brother preceding him in death), and a host of relatives and friends. His father and mother preceded him in death. When he was but four months old, his father was accidentally killed. Later he and his mother moved to near Tremont, where he grew to manhood. Death came to him very suddenly- but we believe not unexpectedly, as he would often talk to those about him telling them that his time was short here in this life. And he often expressed a desire to go and meet his God. In his early life he accepted Christ as his Savior, uniting with the Pleasant Grove Mennonite Church near Tremont, where on May 2, 1897, he was ordained to the ministry. Fourteen years later, on May 21, 1911, he was ordained bishop. During his 32 years of service as minister and bishop he officiated at 38 marriages, many funeral services, baptized 362 converts, and ordained two bishops and four ministers. His greatest concern was for the welfare of the Church. "Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints." Funeral services which were largely attended, were held at the Pleasant Grove Mennonite Church near Tremont, in charge of the brethren, Sanford C. Yoder, of Goshen, Ind., and J. D. Hartzler, of Flanagan, Ill. Texts, Ezek. 24:15-19; Rev. 14:13. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
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Zook.-Samuel B., son of David M. and Rebecca (Byler) Zook, was born near Allensville, Pa., July 31, 1848; died after a long illness and much patient suffering from rheumatism and hardening of the arteries, Oct. 2, 1929; aged 81 y. 2 m. 1 d. He was a member of a family of thirteen children. He was first married to Sarah E. Algier. To this union were born four children, three of whom died during childhood. The only surviving son is S. H. Zook. His first wife died in 1911. He was married in 1914 to Mollie A. Yoder, who survives him. D. R. Zook of Belleville, Pa., is the only surviving brother. Besides the immediate family he leaves a host of friends. In his youth he united with the A. M. Church and remained a faithful member until death. Funeral services were held at the Lower A. M. Church by E. H. Kanagy and J. D. Yoder. Text, 11 Tim. 4:7, 8. Interment in Allensville A. M. Cemetery.
Albrecht.-Anna (Gardner) Albrecht, daughter of Daniel and Katie Gardner, was born May 22, 1878 in Ont., Can.; died at St. James Hospital, Pontiac, Ill., Oct. 22, 1929; aged 51 y. 5 m. About two weeks previous to her death she underwent an operation for acute appendicitis and her sudden death came as a shock to her family and friends. She was united in marriage to Ben Albrecht, Jan. 3, 1900. To this union were born two children. She leaves her husband, 1 son (Alvin), 1 daughter (Mrs. Mabel Saltzman), 2 grandchildren, 2 brothers (Chris and Jacob), and 1 sister (Mary Gardner), besides many other relatives and friends. Early in youth she accepted Christ as her Savior and united with the Mennonite Church, in which faith she remained faithful until death. Funeral services were conducted from the Waldo, Ill., church, preceded by short services at the house, by the brethren Hartzler and Slagel, Interment in the Waldo cemetery.
Linville.-Mary Belle, daughter of Edwin C. and Ada (Redcay)
Linville, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., July 8, 1904; died at
her home near Bridgeport, Pa., of a complication of diseases,
Nov. 4, 1920; aged 25 y. 3 m. 26 d. She was a member of the Mennonite
Church, having been baptized upon her bed of affliction. She had
a kind, loving disposition, being loved by all who knew her. Our
prayer is that her early calling may be the means of drawing us
all closer to Him. We can not understand why she should have been
called away in the bloom of youth, but, "He doeth all things
well;" therefore we say, "Thy will be done." She
is survived by her parents and the following brothers and sisters:
Mrs. Earl Wilson, Elmer, Ellis, Verna, Jay, and Norman. Funeral
services were held at her late home by Bro. Elmer Martin and at
Mellinger's Mennonite Church by Bros. David Landis and Christian
Brackbill. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
"Belle, thou hast left us lonely,
Here, thy loss we deeply feel,
But 'tis God that hath bereft us,
He can all our sorrows heal."
-By a Cousin.
Transcriber's note: The original stated that the death was in 1920, but it likely should be 1929.
Rohrer.-Elizabeth Rohrer, daughter of David and Mary Rudy, was born near Orville, Ohio, May 25, 1852; died at the home of David J. Hostetler, near Orrville, Nov. 1, 1929; aged 77 y. 5 m. 7 d. On Dec.10, 1872, she was united in marriage to Gabriel B. Rohrer. To this union were born five children: Mrs. Melvin Kornhaus, Mrs. Benj. Good (who preceded her in death), Mrs. Amos Mumaw, David, and Mrs. David J. Hostetler. Besides these she leaves her husband, 19 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends. A few years after their marriage they united with the Martins Mennonite Church, in which faith she remained faithful until death. For many years she was deprived of her hearing, for which cause she could not attend church services regularly as before. Yet, when Sunday morning came, she always spent much time reading her Bible. She read it through many times. She always showed a great interest in the welfare of others, and rejoiced to see her children and grandchildren, one by one accept Christ as their Savior. Funeral services were conducted by Bros. E. F. Hartzler, Aaron Eberly, and J. A. Liechty. Text, 11 Cor. 2:15, 16. Interment in Martins Cemetery.
Becker.-John H. Becker was born Sept. 18, 1853; died Oct. 19, 1929 on the farm where he was born near Millersville, Pa., after a year's illness of heart failure; aged 76 y. 1 m. 1 d. He was a member of the Mennonite Church and lived a quite, peaceful Christian life to the best of his understanding. He was always ready to go to the house of the Lord as long as he was able. All through his illness he suffered quietly, being in bed only six days. His last testimony to the family was that he was "glad to go; attend to my affairs peacefully." We miss him, but we have the assurance that all is well. We bow in submission to God's will. He leaves 4 children (Amos M., Christian M., Fannie M., and Anna M.). He also leaves 1 sister (Mrs. Elizabeth H. Landis) and 8 grandchildren. He was twice married. In 1880 he was married to Fannie H. Miller, who died in 1912. She was the mother of the preceding children, also two sons and 2 daughters who preceded him in death. In 1916 he was married to Fannie H. Miller, cousin of his first wife. She died in 1926. Funeral services were held Oct. 22, at the home by Bro. Jacob Hess and at the Millersville Mennonite Church by Bros. Daniel Gish and John H. Mosemann. Text, Matt. 7:21. His body was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery.-By the family.
Jennings.-Sarah Frey was born near Sterling Ill., Sept. 29, 1895; died Nov. 4, 1929; aged 34 y. 2 m. 5 d. In early youth she confessed Christ as her personal Savior, and was a member of the Science Ridge congregation. On Feb. 21, 1918, she was married to Henry H. Jennings of Concord, Tenn. To this union five children were born: Melvin, Theodore, Eileen, Eugene, and Beatrice. She leaves husband and children, father, step-mother, two brothers, four sisters, and many more distant relatives. The Jennings family has passed thru a serious siege of illness for the past eight weeks, two of the children being afflicted with diphtheria. The mother was the last one to take the disease, and because of her run down physical condition was not able to resist the attack. After a brief illness of twenty-four hours, she fell asleep in Jesus. Sister Jennings was a consistent Christian woman. She lived her life quietly and unassumingly. The trials and disappointments of life she met as a Christian. She believed in the power of prayer to help in the hour of need. Those who knew her loved her, she loved her family, she loved her church, she loved her Lord. We can say with the prophet of old; "Her sun is gone down while it is yet day." Private services were conducted from the home on the morning of the 6th, by A. C. Good.
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Lantz.-Florine, youngest daughter of Herbert and Ellen Lantz, Hydro, Okla., died Nov. 12, 1929; aged 2 y. 6 m. 23 d. Her death was due to double pneumonia, from which she apparently suffered less than twenty-four hours till she passed away. She leaves father, mother, 1 brother, 3 grandparents, uncles, aunts, and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the home by Joseph Slagell and at the church by John Slagell and Alva Swartzendruber. Text, Job 1:21. Interment in cemetery near by.
Spenler.-Elizabeth (Steinman) Spenler, dau. of Christian
and Mary Steinman, was born near Baden, Ont., Aug. 19, 1860; died
Nov. 9, 1929; aged 69 y. 2 m. 17 d. Her death came very unexpectedly,
the cause of which was heart failure. She passed away peacefully
a short time after retiring as usual. The only notice given was
a few short gasps for breath. In youth she accepted Christ as
her Savior and was received into the Amish Mennonite Church. She
remained a faithful member until death. On March 19, 1879, she
was united in marriage to Pre. Peter Spenler. She leaves her husband,
2 sons, 8 daughters (Christian, Katie Bast, Mary Poole, Lizzie
Beachy, Fanny Yutzi, Peter, Barbara Beachy, Leah Beller, Lydia,
and Bena), 34 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild. Two sons and
one daughter preceded her in death. Funeral services were held
at the home by John Garber and at the Mornington A. M. church
by John Gascho and Jacob Leichty. Texts, 1 Cor. 12; 11 Cor. 5;
Jno. 5:24-30. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
"Our dear mother's task are finished,
Labors o,er and victories won;
Now she's gone to be with Jesus,
Beckons to us all to come."
-By the family.
Zimmerman.-Ada A., wife of Jacob S. Zimmerman of near
Intercourse, Pa., was born June 19, 1896; died Nov. 7, 1929; aged
33 y. 4 m. 19 d. Her death was a shock to all who knew her, she
being sick but a very short time. She united with the Stumptown
Mennonite Church in her youth and remained faithful until death
came. She taught a Sunday school class and will greatly missed
by the members. She leaves her husband, parents (Mr. and Mrs.
A. L. Andrew), besides many other relatives and friends. Funeral
services where held at the late home by Bro. Elmer Martin and
at the Stumptown Mennonite Church by Bros. David Landis and Abram
Martin. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
"How peacefully lay our sister sleeping
Calmly upon our Savior's breast;
And we shall strive to cease our weeping,
For we know she is at rest."
Heller.-Abram L. Heller was born Oct. 17, 1878; died
Oct. 8, 1929; aged 50 y. 11 m. 27 d. He was the oldest son of
the late Deacon Henry and Lizzie (Leaman) Heller. He was united
in marriage to Anna H. Denlinger in 1900. He leaves his wife,
1 daughter (Esther Elizabeth), 2 sons (Clarence and Ira), and
2 grandsons. Three children preceded him in death (Harry D., Daniel
D., and Abram, Jr.). He also leaves 3 sisters (Mrs. John Kreider,
Mrs. Newton Herr, and Mrs. Lizzie Rohrer), 2 brothers (Enos L.
and J. Harry), besides many other relatives and friends. He united
with the Mellinger's Mennonite Church at the age of twenty-one
and remained faithful until death. He had an infection on the
back of his neck which developed into blood poisoning and caused
his death. He bore his sufferings very patiently and thought that
he would get well, but our heavenly Father saw fit to take him
away. Funeral services were held at Mellinger's church, conducted
by Bros. C. M. Brackbill, David Landis, and Elmer Martin. Interment
in adjoining cemetery.
"Rest on, dear father, your labor is o,er,
Your willing hands will toil no more;
A faithful friend, so true and kind,
No one on earth like you we,ll find."
-By the family.
Letherman.-Hettie Lehman Letherman was born in Elkhart Co., Ind., on the Lehman homestead, March 20, 1853; died at her home in Goshen, Ind., Nov. 11, 1929; aged 76 y. 7 m. 11 d. On Aug. 23, 1873, she was married to B. F. Letherman, of Wakarusa, Ind., who survives her. To this union six children were born (Valerie Bute, George M., Edith Stow, Clara Johnson, Elmer L., and James). All that are living were present at her funeral except James. She is also survived by twenty-three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and two brothers (D. A. and George B. Lehman). She was a kindhearted, loving wife and mother. She was a devout Christian and united with the Holdeman Mennonite Church of Wakarusa, Ind., latter transferring her membership to Goshen College congregation. She was a faithful member of the Church, and her regular place at the services will be greatly missed. Mother always had the confidence of her children and friends. Hers was a quiet, optimistic, and non-assuming disposition. Her first thought was always to do what she could to make others happy. While her body is cold in death, her deeds of kindness and the loving Christian example set by her life will live on forever. Hers was a life well lived. Funeral services were conducted Nov. 14 by C. F. Derstine at the home and Noah Oyer and C. L. Graber at the Olive Church. Text, Rev. 14:13. Interment in Olive cemetery.
Transcribed by Carolyn Hunnicutt, Indiana