Bauman. - Mrs. Molly Bauman, after lingering for some
time, died at the home of her daughter, Lydia near Drayton, Ont.
She is survived by one daughter (Lydia) and four sons (Angus,
Isaiah, Eli, and Noah) all near home. She was a faithful member
of the Menonnite Church until her death.
Our loss is her gain
Martin. - Mrs. Gideon P. Martin died at the home of
her daughter, Elizabeth (Mrs. J. Knarr) near Waterloo, Ont., in
her 88th year. Four children survive the mother; namely, Michael
and Susie of Michigan; Elizabeth and Judith of Elmira Ont. She
had been in failing health for about fifteen years.
Gone but not forgotten.
Brubacher. - Annie Brubacher, oldest daughter of Osiah
and Veronica Brubacher of St. Jacobs, Ont., died Oct. 12, 1931
after an operation for acute appendicitis. She will be greatly
missed in the home where she helped to care for her numerous brothers
and sisters. She was in her thirteenth year.
God gave, He took, He will restore,
He doeth all things well.
Eichelberger. - Lester Earl, infant son of Henry and
Susanna Eichelberger, was born, Sept. 27, 1931 and died Sept.
30. Two brothers and one sister preceded him in death. He leaves
father, mother, 3 brothers, 1 sister, I grandfather, 1 grandmother
and many other relatives. Funeral services were held in the home,
conducted by Bros. Simon Litwiller and Ben. Springer. Interment
in the cemetery near Hopedale, Ill.
Another little lamb has gone
To dwell with Him who gave;
Another little darling babe
Is sheltered in the grave.
Cressman. - Mrs. Leah Cressman was born near St. Jacobs,
Ont., March 7, 1878; died Oct.14,1931 at Elmira, Ont. She was
preparing the evening meal when she suddenly passed away of heart
failure. She was a daughter of the late Levi P. and Barbara G.
Martin. Seven children were born to her of whom six are still
living; namely, Lydia of Sonderton, Pa.; Enos, Elam, Annie, Mary
and Salome all at home. Three sisters and two brothers also survive.
Not now, but in the coming years -
It may be in a better land;
We'll read the meaning of our tears,
And then, sometime, we'll understand.
Kauffman. - Nadine Barbara, little daughter of John
and Alma Kauffman, Minier, Ill., died Oct. 5, 1931; aged 18 days.
She leaves father, mother, 3 brothers (Ivan, Weldon and Warren),
1 sister (Miriam), 2 grandfathers, 2 grandmothers and a number
of relatives and friends. Although we welcomed little Nadine into
our home, the Lord saw fit to take her to "an house not made
with hands eternal in the heavens". Funeral services were
held at the home Oct. 6, conducted by the Brethren Ben Springer
and Simon Litwiller. Text, II Kings 4:26. burial in the Hopedale
Oh sweet little flower too tender to stay,
God in His mercy took our darling away;
Not from our memory, not from our love,
But to dwell with the angels in Heaven above.
Schrock. - Nancy, daughter of Abraham and Fannie Garber, was born in Wayne Co., Ohio, April 26, 1851; died at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mrs. and Mrs. J. H. Bontrager, near Wakarusa, Ind., Oct. 2, 1931; aged 80 y. 5 m. 8 d. She had been ill with a complication of diseases since February. She suffered much but bore it patiently, with a strong faith in God, bearing all for the Master. Her parents moved to Indiana when Nancy was but 3 years old, and were among the first settlers in Elkhart County. In early life she united with the Mennonite Church, and has been a good example to those around her until death. On Aug. 26, 1886, she was married to Daniel G. Schrock who preceded her in death, Feb. 19, 1925. Her step-sons (Willis and Oscar Schrock) and a grandson (Jay William) also passed over before her. She is survived by her daughter, (Mrs. Bontrager) and four grandchildren, besides many other relatives and friends. The Garber family lost three of their number recently. Jacob M., Malinda (wife of Bishop John Garber), and Sister Schrock passed on in quick succession. Funeral services at the Clinton Brick Church, conducted by J. S. Hartzler. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.
Mininger. - Joseph J. Mininger was born Nov. 24, 1856,
in Montgomery Co., Pa.; died after three weeks illness of pneumonia
and complications, Oct. 17, 1931; aged 74 y. 10 m. 23 d. The family
circle is broken on earth, but we hope some day it will be complete
in heaven. He worked for the Geo. S. Snyder estate in Hatfield
for 47 years. He was a very kind husband, father, and grandfather
and will be greatly missed in the home. He is survived by his
beloved widow (Anna Elizabeth Godshal) and the following children;
Wallace, Henry, Joseph and Gertrude (wife of Howard Delp); also
by 9 grandchildren, 2 brothers (Jonas Mininger of Harleysville,
Pa., and Hiram Mininger of Michigan) and 1 sister (Mrs. Elizabeth
Hackman of Lansdale). Funeral services were held from his late
residence and at the Plain Mennonite Church near Lansdale of which
he was a member. Services were conducted by Bro. Abram K. Clemmer
at the home and Bro. Jacob C. Clemens at the church on Wednesday,
Oct. 21, 1931. Text, II Tim. 4:6-8. Interment in the adjoing cemetery.
Father, now thy place is empty,
And you now we see no more,
But we hope some day to meet you
Over on the other shore.
Rohrer. - Israel H., son of Israel and Annie (Hess) Rohrer, was born Feb. 17, 1860; died of pneumonia Feb. 24, 1931; aged 71 y. 7 d. Bro. Rohrer accepted his Christ in his younger years and united with the Mennonite Church. He was a man of deep piety, conservative ideals, a lover of hospitality and friend of humanity. His desire was to "Do justly, love mercy, and to walk humbly before his God" and fellow man. He was born near Leaman Place, Pa., and moved with his parents and brothers and sisters to near Dayton, Va., in his boyhood days, to the farm where he died. Her was married in 1886 to Lydia A. Rhodes of Dale Enterprise, Va., who survives him. To this union were born 11 children; Mrs. Amos Eberly, Henry W., Mrs. Joseph Koogler, Amos D., William R., Mrs. Paul Rhodes, Mrs. Samuel Rhodes, John S., Mary E., Frank. I., and Mrs. Russell Cline); all of whom mourn the loss of a kind father; also his sisters and deaf mute brother (Mrs. D. P. Showalter, Mrs. Adam Wenger, Mattie L. Rohrer and Daniel H. Rohrer). Funeral services were held at Pleasant View Church near Dayton, in charge of Bro. John D. Wenger assisted by Brethren Good, Horst, and Heatwole. Text. Rev. 14:13. Interment in cemetery nearby.
Sharpes. - John F. Sharpes was born near Harrisonburg, Va., March 27, 1870; died Aug. 14, 1931; aged 61 y. 4 m. 18 d. He was a son of the late James W. and Sarah (Weaver) Sharpes. During his entire life, he lived in the Weaver's Church community west of Harrisonburg. Death was due to paralysis which made its first appearance about two years before his death, and gradually developed in seriousness to the time of his death. He was not able to speak during the last six months of his illness, although he was able to write up to within a few hours before his death. He bore his affliction patiently, never complaining during his illness. He was a member of the Mennonite Church, and was active in its affairs until his health failed. He had a host of friends. He was always a cheerful giver. He is survived by his wife, Mary (Suter) Sharpes, and 4 children; Ralph C. Sharpes, of Salem, Va., Edna P., Jacob W, and Roy E., all at home. He is also survived by 2 brothers and 2 sisters; Jacob S. Sharpes, William A. Sharpes, Mrs. John W. Thompson and Mrs. Abram D. Long. Funeral services were conducted at Weaver's Church on Sunday afternoon, Aug. 16, by Bro. J. S. Martin assisted by Bro. L. J. Heatwole. Text. John 3:16, the deceased's choice verse of the Bible.
Camp. - Delia M. Camp was born in Woodford County, Ill., Nov 3, 1872; passed away at the home of her son, Sept 22, 1931,, near Pompeii, Mich.; aged 58 y. 10 m. 19 d. At the age of 14, she with her twin sister Celia united with the Mennonite Church near Metamora, Ill., to which faith she was loyal to the end. On Feb. 7, 1895, she was united in marriage to Christian Camp of Metamora, Ill. They resided near and in Metamora until the spring of 1928 when they moved to Pompeii, Mich., her present home. This union was blessed with one son, Alvin. Sister Camp was of a quiet, meek, and loving nature, endeavoring to be a friend to all. She leaves to mourn her departure her broken companion, the son (Alvin), daughter-in-law (Frieda), 1 granddaughter, Myrel Lee, 2 sisters, Celia (Mrs. P. B. Camp), Ida (Mrs. Durr), 1 brother (Charles Mishler) and many other relatives and friends. One brother (Abraham Mishler) preceded her in death. She has gone to meet her loved ones who have gone before, including her two nieces who recently preceded her in death - one the same day, the other two weeks before. Short double services for Mrs. Camp and her niece, Melinda, were held at the home of L. R. Weaver by Milo Kauffman and Geo. Sommers with concluding services at the Bethel Mennonite Church, near Ashley, Mich., in charge of the Brethren Milo Kauffman and S. M. Kanagy of Chicago. Sermon by Milo Kauffman. Text. Psa. 103:1-4. The program of music was largely a repetition of that arranged for the funeral of her nice, Mrs. Weaver, four weeks earlier.
Camp.- Melinda Kathryn, daughter of Peter B. and Celia Camp, was born near Washington, Ill., June 7, 1903; died at the home of her brother-in-law, L. R. Weaver, at Perrinton, Mich., Sept. 22, 1931; aged 28 y. 3 m. 15 d. She was an earnest Christian, having united with the Mennonite Church of Metamora, Ill., at an early age. In spite of almost constant ill health from childhood, she was of a cheerful, sunny disposition bearing her afflication and disappointments with patience. Her constant submission to the Lord's will was a lesson and an inspiration to many. She was a student at Weston College, persevering courageously in spite of difficulties until she completed the Academy course, graduating in 1926, and finishing the first year of college two years later. Finding other avenues of service closed to her on account of ill health, she turned her attention to writing, where she won for herself a real place in the service of the Lord, as many readers of her articles in the Youth's Companion can testify. Of later years her health was so much improved that she had hopes of entering more active service, and had made definite plans for continuing her education. But the death of her only sister was a heavy blow to her frail body, and it was the Lord's will to release her from her suffering. She leaves her bereaved parents, her brother-in-law, 3 nieces and 1 nephew, besides a host of relatives and friends. Her sister, Alma Camp Weaver, preceded her by three weeks. Short double services for Melinda and her aunt, Mrs. C. W. Camp, were held at the home of L. R. Weaver by Milo Kauffman and Geo. Sommers, with concluding services at the Bethel Mennonite Church near Ashley, Mich. Bros. Milo Kauffman and S. M. Kanagy of Chicago conducted these services. Sermon by Milo Kauffman; text, Rev. 21:4. The program of music was the same as that which Melinda had selected for the funeral of her sister, Mrs. Weaver. The families express their thanks for the many letters of comfort and admonition in their sad bereavement.
Ramseyer. - Bro. Frederic L., son of John and Barbara Ramseyer, was born in Switzerland, Feb. 3, 1847; died at the home of his daughter, Lena, near Massillon, O., Sept. 17, 1931; aged 84 y. 7 m. 14 d. On July 3, 1877, he was united in marriage to Rosena Ummel. To this union were born 11 children, three of whom died in infancy. His wife and following children survive him; Mrs. Lena Weckesser, Mrs. Mary Mohr, Mrs. Lydia Griner, John, Henry, Fred, Mrs. Ida Ebersole, and Mrs. Sarah Hastings; also 30 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. About 50 years ago he came to this country and located in Wayne Co., O. In early years he confessed Christ as his Savior. Having arrived in this country, he united with the Crown Hill Mennonite Church, in which faith he remained until death. He was interested in the work of the Church and by his passing the Church has lost a helpful worker. Funeral services were held Sept. 20 at the home of I. J. Buckwalter and at the church by Enos Hartzler, Noah Hilty, and J. S. Gerig. Interment was made in the Crown Hill Cemetery.
Ramseyer. - Rosena (Ummel) Ramseyer, wife of the late Frederic L. Ramseyer, was born in Switzerland July 9, 1856; died at the home of her daughter, Lena Weckesser, near Massillon, O., Oct. 20, 1931; aged 75 y. 3 m. 11 d. She united in marriage with Frederic L. Ramseyer in 1877. coming to this country about 50 years ago, they located on a farm near Orrville, O. the fruit of this union was 11 children, three of whom died in infancy. Bro. Ramseyer was called home Sept. 17, 1931. For names of surviving children, see the above obituary. Sister Ramseyer gave her heart to Jesus and her hand to the Church in her native land. After coming to this country, she united with Crown Hill Mennonite Church and remained faithful to the end. To her friends, her departure was rather sudden, but not so to her; for her last moments were moments of prayer and praise to her Creator. Funeral services were conducted at the home by Aaron Frey and at the Crown Hill church by I. J. Buckwalter and Noah Hilty, assisted by J. S. Gerig and Enos Hartzler. Interment in Crown Hill Cemetery.
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November 12, 1931 - Vol. XXIV, No.33 - page 718, 719
Hostetler. - Joseph C. Hostetler of Harrisburg, Oreg., died Oct. 23, 1931; aged 73 y. 3 d. He was married to Mary Warner of Fulton Co., Ohio, and lived there for about one and one-half years when he moved to Cass Co., Mo., and then on to Oregon. For the pass twenty years he has been a resident of Harrisburg. The funeral was largely attended. Services were conducted by Joseph Schrock at the home, and at the church by Levi Kropf, Amos Troyer, and N. A. Lind of Albany. Interment in the Alford Cemetery.
Myer. - Ruth, daughter of Luke and Susie Myer, quietly
fell asleep in Jesus; aged 5 months. Her stay with us was short,
yet she had won a large circle of friends by her pleasant smile.
Long will we remember that last sweet smile as she was greeted
by the angels. Since she has been caught up into heaven we will
strive more earnestly to meet her. To know her was to admire her
and it is through tears that we say, "Thy will be done".
She leaves parents, 3 sisters, 2 brothers, and 4 grandparents.
Funeral services were conducted by Bro. Abram Martin.
Little hands are folded,
Our Ruth has gone to rest;
And we know that she is happy
With the others of the blest.
Lehman. - Susanna (Schrock) Lehman was born in Ontario, Can., March 13, 1842; died at the home of her son Ezra near Molalla, Oreg., Oct. 27, 1931; aged 89 y. 7 m. 14 d. She went to Kansas in her youth, and was married to Isaac Lehman. He died in January, 1910, and in 1913 she came to Oregon where she made her home until her death. The surviving children are Ezra Burkholder, Aurora, Oreg., Martha Lesher Brooks, Oreg., Noah Lehman, address unknown to us, Ida Zimmerman of Newton, Kans., 23 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren. Grandma Lehman made her church home with the Bethel Mennonite congregation since the spring of 1921, and at the ripe age of nearly 90 years passed quietly on. Funeral services were conducted by the home ministry and H. A. Wolfer of Woodburn, Oreg. The remains were laid to rest in the Hopewell cemetery near Hubbard, Oreg.
Horning. - Hettie Good Horning, 82 widow of John Horning,
died at her home, 507 East King St., Lancaster, Pa., July 13,
1931, of complications. She was a daughter of the late Isaac and
Esther Hurst Good and was born near Intercourse, Pa. She was a
resident of this city for the past twenty-seven years and was
a member during that time of the East Chestnut St. Mennonite Church.
She was the last of her family, the only surviving relatives being
nieces and nephews. Private services were held from the funeral
parlors of Fred F. Groff, West Orange St., Lancaster, on July
16, with public services at East Chestnut Street Mennonite Church.
Services were conducted by Bros. John and David Mosemann and John
Senger. Burial was made in Hersheys cemetery near Intercourse.
When the fountains of worldly comfort are dried up let us
Seek those living waters which flow from the throne of God.
Shetler. - David Slater, son of David and Catherine Shetler, was born near Hollsopple, Pa., March 21, 1913; died Oct. 2, 1931; aged 18 y. 6 m. 11 d. He leaves to mourn his parents, an aged grandfather, and the following brothers and sisters: Harry Y. of Davidsville, Paul, Charles, Delmar, Ammon, Lydia Catherine, Mary Elizabeth, and William, all at home. He accepted Christ as his Savior in his early teens at the Kaufman Mennonite Church, where he will be missed as well as in the home and community. He was widely known by his kind and loving disposition. He had been complaining for more than a week before he took his bed on Sept. 27. The case was pronounced scarlet fever, from which he died Friday night. On Sunday morning a private funeral was held. Friends and relatives from far and near gathered to pay their last tribute of love and respect. Services were in charge of Irwin M. Holsopple and L. A. Blough. Text, Job 14:1-2. Burial in Blough Cemetery.
Beare. - Evelyn Lucille Beare was born in Upland, Calif.,
July 5, 1924; died in India on Oct. 1, 1931; aged 7 y. 2 m. 25
d. Her death was caused by an infected gland, after only five
days' illness. Just five years ago from the day she passed away,
when she was two years old, she sailed from America for India.
She always loved India, the country, its language and the people.
Evelyn will always be remembered by her kind and sympathetic heart
and sunny disposition. She will be missed in the community and
in the little Sunday school where she was a member and where she
could sing the Hindi songs as well as the Indian children. She
leaves her bereaved parents and her sister, Allene, who is in
school in Landour, Mussoorie, also her grandparents, both Beare
and Swartzendruber, who were looking forward to her returning
to them after another year.
I can not say and I will not say
That she is dead - she is just away
She is gone thro' the gate of another land
Led by the loving Master's hand.
Groff. - Sister Anna L., widow of Henry L. Groff, died
at her home near Strasburg, Pa., Oct, 15, 1931, after several
weeks' illness; aged 83 years. She is survived by these daughters
(Mrs. Noah L. Nolt., Mrs. Harry B. Herr and Mrs. Cora L. Herr);
also a daughter-in-law (Mrs. Virgilia H. Groff) with whom she
resided; and by 7 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, 1 sister
(Mrs. Mary Leaman). One son, one grandson, and one great-grandson
preceded her in death. She was a member of the Mennonite Church
for many years and will be kindly remembered by a wide circle
of relatives and friends. Her place was seldom vacant when health
permitted. Funeral services were held Oct. 19, conducted by Bro.
C. M. Brackbill. Text, Rom. 8:14
Though now her form is laid to rest
In dreamless, sweet repose,
Fond memory of our hearts will cling
Like perfume to the rose;
Gone to be with Christ her Savior
Where all sufferings are o'er;
In that home of joy and gladness
Over on the other shore.
By the family.
King. - Orren Russell, son of Joseph A. and Effie King, was born near West Liberty, Ohio, Nov. 14, 1897; died at the University Hospital, at Columbus, Ohio, near midnight, Oct. 20, 1931; aged 33 y. 11 m. 6 d. At the age of 18, he graduated from the West Liberty High School at Urbana, Ohio. At the age of 15 he became a member of the Oak Grove Mennonite Church. Early in life he became afflicted with a very bad form of eczema, which changed the trend of his life, and he had seen but few well days since. On Oct. 5 his condition was such that he was taken to the University Hospital for treatment. Here he was well cared for until his death, which was caused by cerebral meningitis, causing an abscess at the base of the brain. There remain father, mother, one sister (Mrs. Paul Dillender), and two brothers (Albert and Floyd). One brother and one sister preceded him in death. Besides these he leaves an aged grandfather and many other relatives and friends, who will ever miss him about his home where he loved so well to be. Funeral services were held at South Union church, in charge of S. E. Allgver, assisted by Marion King. Burial in South Union Cemetery.
Myer. - Sam Myer was born in Switzerland in the year 1844; died at the home of his daughter (Mrs. Eli Frey), Oct. 23, 1931; aged 87 y. 9 m. 1 d. His wife, 1 daughter, and 3 sons preceded him in the spirit world. Samuel S. and Mrs. Mattie Frey, 14 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren survive him. Grandfather Myer, with his wife and 1 daughter, came to America in 1873 and located in LaGrange Co., Ind. And lived there with the exception of 4 years during which time they lived in Reno and McPherson Co., Kansas, and returned again to Indiana until the year 1920 when he moved with the surviving families to New York. Bros. Myer was a healthy man with the exception of eczema afflictions. He was reared in a German Lutheran home but when he came to this country he and his wife were baptized and united with the A. M. Church. He has since been a member of that Church. Thus the life of an honest and upright man is ended. He was never too tired to do his part. His friends were many and his enemies few. He loved and cherished his grandchildren very dearly, and it afforded him great pleasure to have them by his side. He often expressed his readiness to meet his God, who doeth all things well. The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away, blessed is the name of the Lord.
Wolber. - Jacob, son of Christian and Susan Wolber,
was born in Koenigeback, Baden, Germany, Feb. 13, 1849; died at
him home near Deer Creek, Ill, Oct. 17, 1931; aged 82 y. 8 m.
4 d. He came to America at the age of 19 years, and lived in this
community the remainder of his life. On Oct. 28, 1875, he was
married to Magdalene Zehr, who preceded him in death 41 years
ago. To this union 4 children were born. On Jan. 1, 1891, he was
married to Phoebe Zehr and to this union were born 4 children.
In his youth he united with the Mennonite Church and remained
a faithful and active member until death. He enjoyed good health
until two months ago, when he was stricken with an illness from
which he never recovered. During this time he suffered much but
bore it all patiently. He was resigned to the will of God and
had morning worship with his family, until the day preceding his
death. He leaves his wife, and the following children; Mrs. Elizabeth
Zehr, Mrs. Susan Heiser, Mrs. Otto Guengerich, John, Alvin, Lena
(a patient at the Oak Knoll Sanitarium) and Esther. One daughter,
Ada, preceded him in death in 1902. He also leaves two sisters
and one brother in Germany, 17 grandchildren, and a host of relatives
and friends. Funeral services were held from the church at Deer
Creek, Oct. 19, in charge of Bro. E. B. Yordy, Ellison and J.
Pain and sorrow all are o'er
On that happy, peaceful shore,
And so may we our lives prepare
That we some day might meet him there.
Swartz. - Anna Margaret, beloved wife of late John S.
Swartz, died at her late home near Elvira, Ohio, Oct. 22, 1931;
aged 77 y. 10 d. She was born in Rockingham Co., Va., Oct. 12,
1854, the fourth child of Bishop Samuel and Frances Coffman. On
Oct. 7, 1875, she married to John S. Swartz, who died four days
less than two years before her demise. This union was blessed
with a family of seven sons and five daughters, two daughters
dying in their early years. Of her immediate descendants there
are forty-five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Two
brothers (Preacher Joseph W. Coffman of Virginia and Deacon Daniel
H. Coffman of Indiana), and a sister (Sarah Heatwole of Virginia),
also survive her. She united with the Mennonite Church in Virginia
at the age of fifteen years, and has ever remained a faithful
and active member of this body, devoted to her principles, and
enjoying the fellowship of the brotherhood. She was greatly attached
to her family and in her late years gave her constant attention
and care to an invalid son. The family will keenly feel the loss
of a devoted and loving mother; the Church has lost a faithful
and exemplary sister; friends and neighbors, and all who knew
her shall miss a warm and sympathetic friend. Owing to infirmities
she retained her bed for a number of weeks, her death resulting
from a stroke of paralysis. A few evenings before her passing
she sang the lines of "Believer's Departure" from Harmonia
What's this that steals, that steals upon my frame
It is death, It is death.
That soon will quench, will quench this vital flame?
It is death? It is death?
If this be death, I soon shall be
From every sin and sorrow free;
I shall the King of glory see;
All is well, All is well.
Her own arrangements for the funeral services were carried out. The service at the home was conducted by Bro. Melvin Heatwole of Virginia, who read the 90th Psalm. Services at the Church were conducted by J. B. Smith and the sermon from the text Psa. 39:7, by S. F. Coffman and Ernest Coffman. Interment in the cemetery adjoining the Salem Church.
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Brensinger.-Emma Brensinger (nee Yoder) was born Jan. 28, 1882; died Nov. 7, 1931; aged 49 y. 9 m. 9 d. Sister Brensinger underwent several serious operations-the last one about 6 months ago, from which she seemed to recover for a time but gradually became a great sufferer and death was welcomed as a deliverer from bodily affliction. A sorrowing husband and 1 son and 1 daughter survive. Funeral services conducted Nov. 11 at Bally, Pa., by Brethren John S. Kriebel and E. W. Kulp.
Martin.-Michael M. Martin was born in Lincoln Co., Ont., in 1860. He always resided on the site of the old homestead, his late residence being a part of the same. A number of years ago he sustained injuries by a fall from a tree, which resulted in ill health. He passed away Sept. 4, 1931, after an attack of pneumonia, in his 71st year. He was a member of the Mennonite Church. He is survived by his beloved wife, Clara (Nee Fretz), his sisters (Catharine Martin and Mrs. John Houser). Funeral services were conducted Sept. 8, at the home by John Sherk of South Cayuga, and at the church by S. F. Coffman and William Moyer. Interment in the Vineland Cemetery.
Sommers.-Elmer Sommers was born Sept. 29, 1898; died Oct. 25, 1931; aged 33 y. 26 d. On April 2, 1922, he was united in marriage to Ora Lenhart. To this union were born 2 sons and 3 daughters. One son preceded him in death. He leaves a sorrowing widow, 1 son, 3 daughters, his father and mother, 3 brothers and 5 sisters. One brother and one sister also preceded him in death. He united with the Walnut Creek Mennonite Church in his youth and remained faithful until death. Bro. Sommers was a hard-working young man and will be greatly missed in the home and community. Funeral services were held Oct. 27. A short service at the home, and further services in the church, conducted by O. N. Johns and A. W. Miller.
Ernst.-Joseph Ernst was born in Wellesley in the year
1859; passed away at his home in Elmira on Thursday morning, Oct.
15, 1931; aged 72 years. In 1889 he married Lovina Stauffer who
survives him. He is also survived by 1 daughter (Mrs. Otto Stumpf
of Elmira), 4 brothers, and 2 grandchildren. Bro. Ernst was a
member of the Mennonite Church and always took a keen interest
in church worship. Funeral services were held at Elmira Church,
conducted by O. D. Snider and Peter Cober. The funeral was largely
attended. He was laid to rest in the nearby cemetery.
"My earthly labors have an end,
I've found a better home,
Where I, with many a loving friend
Will gather round the throne."
Stauffer.-Silas W., son of Martin and Anna Stauffer,
was born Nov. 11, 1851; fell asleep in Jesus Oct. 12, 1931; aged
79 y. 11 m. 1 d. He leaves these sons and daughters: Barton W.;
Mrs. Jacob Bowman, with whom he resided; Peter S.; Mrs. M. D.
Zimmerman; and 1 foster daughter, Mrs. Samuel Sensenig. He was
a member of the Hersheys Mennonite Church. Services were held
Oct.14 privately at the home, with public services at Weaverland
Mennonite Church in charge of Bro. Abram L. Martin, assisted by
Bro. I. B. Good. Text, Job 14:14.
"Oh, dear Grandpa, how we miss you,
How we miss your loving smiles;
But we are glad 'tis not forever,
We're only parted for awhile."
Troyer.-Sarah Bontrager Troyer was born Jan. 3, 1897, near Haven, Kans.; died Nov. 2, 1931; aged 34 y. 9 m. 24 d. She died in the Grace Hospital, Hutchinson, Kans., after being afflicted about 5 weeks with typhoid fever. On June 5, 1921, she was united in marriage to Ammon E. Troyer. She leaves her sorrowing husband and 5 small children: Mary Edith, Richard Lee, Robert Ora, Clara Irene and Lloyd Eugene; also her father and mother, 3 brothers and 3 sisters, all of whom were present, and many others. Four brothers and one sister preceded her in death. As a young woman she gave her heart to the Lord and was earnest in her Christian life, being a faithful member of the Yoder Mennonite Church at the time of her departure. She was a devoted Christian, a loving wife and a tender mother.
Swartley.-Beulah Elizabeth, only daughter of Alvin G.
and Eva (Mininger) Swartley, died Oct. 14, 1931; aged 1 m. 19
d. Although we welcomed little Betty into our home, the Lord saw
fit to take her. We humbly bow to God's will. Besides sorrowing
parents, there survive 2 brothers (James and Vernon), 2 grandfathers,
1 grandmother. Funeral Oct. 17, with brief services at the home
of the grandparents by Bro. Elmer B. Moyer and at the Doylestown
Mennonite Church by Brethren Mahlon Gross, A. O. Histand, and
Geo. D. Kuhns. Text, Mark 10:14. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
"Oh sweet little flower, too tender to stay,
God in His mercy took our darling away;
Not from our memory, not from our love,
But to dwell with the angels in heaven above."
Kornhaus.-Joseph C., son of John and Sarah (Culbertson) Kornhaus, was born Aug. 28, 1849, at Mansfield, Ohio; died of complications Oct. 18, 1931; aged 82 y. 1 m. 20 d. On Dec. 25, 1873, he was united in marriage to Levina T. (Nice) Kornhaus. He is survived by his wife and the following children: Franklin N., Mrs. Katie Hostetler, John N., Mrs. Ella Parks, Benjamin H., with whom he made his home; also 20 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. His brothers and sisters are: Mrs. Martha Ebersole; Mrs. Minerva Rine; Henry Kornhaus; Adam Kornhaus. His half-brothers and sisters are: Mrs. Harry Stone; Mrs. Allen Garnhart; David Kornhaus; Noah Kornhaus; and Oliver Kornhaus. Funeral services were held at Warwick River Mennonite Church where he was a member. The services were conducted by Bros. Geo. R. Brunk and Daniel Shenk. Burial in adjoining cemetery.
Shaver.-Joseph Emmert Shaver was born near Pleasant
Valley, Va., Feb. 27, 1844; died Sept. 15, 1931, of infirmities
of old age, leakage of the heart, and hardening of the arteries;
aged 87 y. 6 m. 18 d. On Oct. 15, 1868, he was united in marriage
to Mary Ann Slusser, who preceded him in death on Oct. 21, 1913.
A son (Jacob D.) also preceded him more than six years ago. On
May 27, 1916, he united with the Mennonite Church, in which faith
he died. On Feb. 21, 1915, he married for his second wife Sarah
C. (Miller) Shank, who with the following children survive: Samuel
W., Edward J., Joseph F., Huber M., and Mrs. Nannie C. Hinegardner.
He is also survived by 13 grandchildren. Funeral services were
conducted at the Frieden's Church by Bro. S. H. Rhodes, assisted
by C. E. Long of the Church of the Brethren. His body was laid
by the side of his companion in the Frieden's Church cemetery.
L. E. K.
Greenawalt.-Mary Margaret White Greenawalt of Scottdale, Pa., was born Jan. 31, 1874; died Nov. 10, 1931; aged 57 y. 10 m. 10 d. She spent most of her life in this vicinity-her early years in the vicinity of Stonerville, now Alverton, Pa., where her body was consigned to the earth. Her kindly disposition and pious nature gave evidence that she was actuated by Christian principles in her conduct, and many of us were surprised to know that she had never been united in church fellowship with any church. At her request, upon confession of her faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, she was baptized April 19, 1931, and was received as a member of the Mennonite Church. She gave abundant evidence of her salvation and of her assurance that her departure from this life, which she felt might come at any moment, was but the gateway to the realms of eternal joy and happiness. Funeral services were conducted Nov. 12, at her home by Bro. J. A. Ressler assisted by Bro. J. R. Shank, after which her body was laid to rest in the Alverton Cemetery. Text, Rev. 21:3, 4.
Stoltzfus.-Barbara L. Stoltzfus was born in Lancaster
Co., Pa., Oct. 25, 1866; passed away at the home of her only daughter,
Mrs. Gideon Diermer near Gap, Oct. 20,1931; aged 64 y. 11 m. 25
d. She had been ill for over a year with that dreaded disease,
cancer, and after all human aid failed, she patiently awaited
the end. She was a member of the Amish Mennonite Church since
youth, always present when health permitted. She was married to
John Z. Stoltzfus, Dec. 13, 1887, who preceded her in death over
6 years; also 2 children who died in infancy. She leaves 1 daughter
(Sarah) and 10 grandchildren (for all of whom she was deeply concerned)
to mourn her loss. Funeral services where held at her late home
Oct. 23, 1931, conducted by Bros. John Beiler and Christian B.
Glick. Interment in Millwood Cemetery.
"Sister, thou art sweetly resting,
Here, thy toils and cares are o'er;
Pain and sickness, death and sorrow
Never can distress thee more."
Weaver.-Tobias, son of Jacob and Margaret (Shirk) Weaver, was born in Juniata Co., Pa., March 4, 1843; died at the home of his daughter, Catharine Noel of White Pigeon, Mich., Nov. 3, 1931; aged 88 y. 7 m. 29 d. He had been in failing health for four months but was confined to his bed only two days. He was united in marriage with Mary Musser, Feb. 18, 1875, in Pennsylvania and three years later moved to Elkhart Co., Ind., where they lived for half a century before moving with his daughter to Michigan. To this union were born 7 children: John (deceased), Catharine Noel, Nettie Furgason, William, Charles (deceased), Banks C., and Elizabeth Arthur. There are 11 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Bro. Weaver was a member of the Mennonite Church, but in his last years often missed the services because of ill health in the home and distance from the church. Funeral services were conducted at the Yellow Creek Church by C. A. Shank and J. S. Hartzler, using the same text (John 5:28, 29) as used at the funeral of Sister Weaver, a little more than seven months before.
Mack.-Sarah (Geisinger) Mack, wife of Henry S. Mack, was born in Bucks Co., Pa., Dec. 24, 1852; died Oct. 24, 1931; aged 78 y. 10 m. Sister Mack suffered a stroke on May 10 which left her helpless, her left side being paralyzed. She was a patient sufferer, cheerful in her affliction, confident in her trust in her Lord and Savior, embracing the precious promises in God's Word, remarking that these promises in His Word were her comfort and her stay. Bro. and Sister Mack, while holding their membership with the Bally congregation, with which they united when young, lived in Philadelphia for many years, and attended and supported the Mennonite mission in that city. Husband and two sons (Harvey and Philip) survive. Funeral services at her late residence, 3542 North 11th Street, Philadelphia, Pa., on Tuesday evening, Oct. 27, conducted by Bro. J. Paul Graybill of the Philadelphia Mission. Further services and interment on Wednesday, Oct. 28, at Bally, Pa. Services conducted by Bros. Warren G. Bean, John Kriebel and E. W. Kulp from texts selected by family (Phil. 1:21 and Jno. 14:1-3).
Landis.-Emma Leona (Groff) Landis, wife of Isaiah Landis,
was born in Souderton, Pa., April 8, 1912; died Sept. 12, 1931,
at the home of her parents near Hatfield; aged 19 y. 5 m. 4 d.
On May 11, 1929, she was united in marriage to Isaiah Landis.
To this union was born one infant daughter, Mary Elizabeth. She
leaves her husband, 1 daughter, mother and father, 5 brothers
and 3 sisters (Llewellyn Groff, Mrs. Willis Derstine, Hanry, Erma,
Reinard, Stella, Arden and Vernon Groff), two grandparents and
a host of relatives and friends also. She gave her heart to God
at the age of 15 years and was a faithful member of the Souderton
Mennonite Church. She died singing and praising God to the last.
Her illness was of 13 months' duration and she bore her suffering
patiently. She bade all those at the death-bed Goodbye and told
them her pain and troubles were over. She also wished they could
go with her. Funeral services were held at the Souderton Church
by Bros. Jacob Moyer and Menno Souder. Text, Psalm 116:5-9. Interment
in adjoining cemetery.
"Not now, but in the coming years-
It may be in a better land;
We'll read the meaning of our tears,
And then, sometime, we'll understand."
Reeser.-Ruth Lee, daughter of Wm. And Emma (Schrock)
Reeser, was born April 21, 1922; fell asleep in Jesus on July
20, 1931, near Albany, Oreg., after 3 days' illness of diphtheria;
aged 9 y. 2 m. 29 d. Ruth was much concerned about the welfare
of her baby brother, even during the first part of her sickness,
and was gentle and patient with her smaller brothers and sisters.
She sang much, especially the last two weeks before her sickness.
She often sang, "My Sins were as High as the Mountain,"
which she learned at children's meeting at the mission on July
4. Our prayer is that we may all so live that meeting with her
will some day be possible. Besides her parents, she is survived
by 2 sisters, 4 brothers, 4 grandparents, and many others. A little
sister preceded her in death and also a little brother, Junior,
who preceded her 1 year and 11 days. Private services and burial
were held at the Riverside Cemetery July 21. Memorial services
at the church Sept. 13, by the home ministers and Allan Good of
Portland. Text, Sol. 6:2.
"Joyful, joyful will the meeting be,
When from sin our hearts are pure and free,
And we shall meet, dear Savior with Thee,
In our eternal home."
Yoder.-Susanna, daughter of Jacob and Anna Yoder, was born in Elkhart Co., Ind., Oct. 9, 1854; died at her late residence near Wakarusa, Ind., Oct. 31, 1931; aged 77 y. 22 d. She was the second child of a family of ten children, six of whom have preceded her in death; the last, Mrs. Elizan Wogoman, dying Oct. 4 of this year. She grew to womanhood at the parental home. For many years she kept house for her uncle John Yoder. After the death of her father, about 20 years ago, she was at home with her sister, Mrs. Lydia Ann Hygema, until the Lord called her to her eternal reward. When yet a young woman she realized the need of a Savior, and was converted, uniting with the Mennonite Church. She was one of those quiet, unassuming persons who are always so much needed in the Church and community. Her loyal devotions to her God and her faithful adherence to His Word was beautifully manifested in her late illness. In her death the Church sustains a great loss. Surviving her are 1 sister (Mrs. Lydia Ann Hygema), 2 brothers (Ben of near Elkhart, and John of near Goshen), and a large circle of relatives, friends and neighbors. Funeral services were held at the house with Bro. Clarence Shank in charge and at the Olive Church with Bros. Silas Weldy and Frank Kreider officiating. Burial in adjoining cemetery.
Nunemaker.-Barbara, wife of Levi Nunemaker, died at her late residence, one mile south of Wakarusa, Ind., Oct. 23, 1931; aged 69 y. 10 m. 19 d. She was stricken of paralysis four days before death, after having suffered a light stroke last January. She was born Dec. 4, 1861, the daughter of Jacob and Mary Berkey. Dec. 27, 1885, she was united in marriage to Levi Nunemaker. To this union were born 11 children. At the age of about 30 years she was converted and united with the Mennonite Church. She manifested a great zeal for the Lord's work and her devotions to the Church and her God have inspired many to a more noble and holy living for the Lord. The many kind ministrations of friends and neighbors attest to the same. She is survived by her bereaved husband and 7 of her 11 children (Mrs. Austin Newcomer, Mrs. Elmer Pletcher and Carl Nunemaker of Wakarusa, Mrs. Roy Jacobs of Elkhart, Earl and Leander of Nappanee, and Grace Nunemaker at home). There are 16 grandchildren and the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Susan Wenger of Goshen, Daniel Berkey of Mishawaka, Mrs. Fred Born of South Bend, Henry and Aaron of Wakarusa, Eli Berkey of Canada and Jacob Berkey of Montana. Bro. J. K. Bixler officiated at the service at the Olive Church, Sunday afternoon, Bro Silas Weldy assisting. Burial in adjoining cemetery.
Martin.-Leah Rudy was born Aug. 8, 1855, in Waterloo
Co., Ont.; died Oct. 31, 1931; aged 76 y. 2 m. 23 d. On Jan. 31,
1875, she was united in marriage to Henry P. Martin who predeceased
her about seven years ago. To this union were born 14 children,
8 of whom are still living. They are as follows: Lydia (Mrs. Noah
Sittler near Hawksville with whom she resided), Menno, Christian,
Jonathan, Susanna (Mrs. Samuel O. Stauffer), Maryann (Mrs. Joseph
Gingrich), Nancy, Leah (Mrs. Norman Gingrich). There also survive
1 brother (Daniel Rudy), 31 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.
On Apr. 22, 1929, she suffered from a stroke, from which time
on she was confined to her bed. Although she was blind and almost
helpless she never complained. The last few months she suffered
much pain but bore it patiently till the end. She was a member
of the Mennonite Church, having accepted Christ in her youth,
and remained faithful, having a desire to go and be with those
already gone before. Funeral services conducted at the home by
Henry Bauman and at Conestoga Riverside Church by Henry Bauman
and Jesse Bauman. Texts, II Cor. 4:17, 18; I Cor. 3:11-15. Burial
in adjoining cemetery.
"Weep not for me, my family dear,
Nor shed for me a sorrowing tear;
I am not dead, but only sleep
My silent slumbers, O so sweet."
Hochstetler.-Albert S., son of Samuel and Elizabeth Miller Hochstetler, was born near Bremen, Ind., Dec. 2, 1853; died at the home of his son Fred with whom he and his wife were visiting near Constantine, Mich., Nov. 9, 1931; aged 77 y. 11 m. 7 d. Death came very suddenly, as in the morning he was feeling well and was in the best of spirits but at 9:30 A. M., his heart gave way and in a few moments he was gone. He was married to Susanna Hershberger Nov. 27, 1879, and they started out together in life on a farm in Marshall Co., Ind., where they lived until he retired from active farming and moved to Nappanee, Ind., about 10 years ago, at which place he lived until death. This union was blessed with 5 children (Martin, Mrs. Neal Philips, Harvey, Alvin, and Fred). Mrs. Harold Alexander of Elkhart, a niece of Sister Hochstetler, was received into the home in infancy and stayed in the home until her marriage; also 18 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. His widow and children, 3 brothers (Ananias, Adrannas and Martin), 2 sisters (Sarah Hochstetler and Mrs. Elizabeth Templeton), and a host of nephews, nieces, and relatives are left to mourn his departure. Bro. Hochstetler gave his heart to Christ and united with the Mennonite Church in his early manhood, in which faith he died. Although of a quiet and unassuming nature, his life was expressive of the faith and trust in his God whom he served. Services were conducted at the home and at the North Main St. Mennonite Church, Nappanee, by Bro. H. F. North. Burial in the South Union Cemetery.
Bute.-Richard Clayton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Bute, Alpha, Minn., died on the morning of Nov. 9, 1931; aged 5 weeks. The call came very unexpectedly. The family had just moved into their new home and on awakening in the morning, found that the little life had gone out. So it is in this life. We have not long to stay here. Services were conducted at the home by C. J. Garber and were well attended by sympathetic friends. Text, Job 14:1, 2, 5.
Steiner.-Deacon Menno Steiner died Nov. 13, 1931. Yesterday
he worked all day as usual-no signs of ill health. In the evening
he took his youngest son in the car and drove south after the
cows. The little son started the cows and when he arrived home
his father had not yet arrived with the car. Others started in
search of him, but soon he came driving home. He drove the car
up to the shed and as he struck the door, shifted the car into
neutral and collapsed. He lived less than an hour and did not
gain consciousness. Such is life.
Sommers.-Elmer L. Sommers was born near Trail, Ohio, Sept. 29, 1898; died at the same place Oct. 25, 1931; aged 33 y. 26 d. He was united in marriage to Ora Lenhart, April 2, 1925. To this union were born 5 children, one of whom preceded him in death. He leaves his widow, 1 son, 3 daughters, his parents, 3 brothers, 5 sisters, and a host of relatives and friends. He united with the Walnut Creek A. M. Church and was a faithful member to the end. His sickness lasted about 5 years. Services were held at the Walnut Creek A. M. Church. Burial in adjoining cemetery. Services conducted by A. W. Miller (Text, Jno. 14:11-27) and O. N. Johns (Text, Prov. 14:32).
Balyeat.-Markey Belyeat was born in La Grange Co., Ind., Aug. 21, 1871; died at the home of his son, Wilbert, Newaygo Co., Mich., Nov. 11, 1931; aged 60 y. 3 m. 20 d. He was married to Esther Eash in November, 1890. He leaves widow and 13 children (Mrs. Mary Broughman, Mrs. Sevilla Mitchell, Mrs. Bessie Snowo, Mrs. Viola Malone, Mrs. Martha Northrop, Mrs. Lizzie Schrock, Mrs. Emma Marsh, Irene, Albert, Floyd, Clyde, Edward, and Wilbert). There are 23 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral was conducted by T. U. Nelson, pastor of the Mennonite Church of Big Prairie. Services at the Oak Grove Church Nov. 14. Burial in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Freed.-John, son of Henry and Barbara Freed, was born in DeKalb Co., Ind., July 30, 1866; died in Corunna (same county), Ind., Oct. 30, 1931; aged 65 y. 3 m. He was united with Emma Mae Smith in April, 1890. To this union were born five children of whom only two are living (Voyd of Corunna and Mrs. Cora Wright of Helmer, Ind.). He was converted when about sixteen years of age in the Mennonite Church near Hudson, Ind., and adhered to that faith until death. He was in failing health the last three years of his life. Funeral services were conducted by L. M. Owens and J. S. Hartzler at the village of Fairfield, and he was buried in the adjoining cemetery.
Transcriber's note: In the Freed obit, one of the two children still living at the time is named "(Voyd of Corunna . . .)" I wonder if this name should be "Floyd" but have no way to be sure, so I typed it as appeared in Gospel Herald.
Walter.-Maria, daughter of Jesse and Mary Sampey, was born in Hilltown Tp., April 4, 1850; died in Line Lexington, Pa., of hardening of the liver, Oct. 21, 1931; aged 81 y. 6 m. 17 d. She was married to George G. Walter on April 4, 1868, who served as a deacon in the Line Lexington Mennonite Church for 29 years. To this union were born 4 children, all of whom are living (Catharine, wife of Deacon Isaac B. Beideman; Sallie, wife of Jos. L. Lapp; Ella, wife of Abram K. Alderfer; Allen S. Walter). Funeral services were held from the Beideman home Oct. 26, conducted by Bros. A. G. Clemmer, Aaron Freed, Arthur Ruth, and Jonas Mininger. Burial in Line Lexington Cemetery. Text, I Cor. 4:17, 18.
Bechtel.-Jesse Bechtel was born June 25, 1855, and died Nov. 6, 1931 at his late residence where he was born and where he lived his entire life; aged 76 y. 4 m. 12 d. On Nov. 21,1882, he was married to Rebecca Cober who predeceased him May 14, 1909. He leaves 1 son (Nelson), 3 daughters (Ada, Mrs. Lovegrove, and Mrs. Kinzie), 5 grandchildren, 1 sister (Mrs. Anson Groh) and 1 brother (Noah). Bro. Bechtel united with the Mennonite Church near Hespeler, Ont., where he remained a faithful member until the Lord called him home. The funeral service was held on Monday, Nov. 9, from his late home to the Wanner Church, near Hespeler, and burial in the adjoining cemetery. The brethren in charge of the services were A. B. Snyder and Oscar Burkholder. Texts, Jas. 2:23; Jno. 15:14.
Yoder.-Glenis Eugene, youngest daughter of Cornelius
and Eugena Yoder, died Oct. 17, 1931, after a brief illness; aged
1 y. 4 m. 7 d. She leaves her mother, father, 5 sisters, and 1
brother (Bernice, Wilma, Leila, Doris, Dessel and Marvin); also
her grandmothers (Mrs. John Oldaker of Wellman, Iowa, and Mrs.
H. C. Yoder of Parnell, Iowa), and a host of relatives and friends.
Appropriate funeral services were held at the home, which were
well attended by a large crowd of sympathetic friends. Services
were conducted by T. C. Kennedy and B. P. Swartzendruber of Upland,
Calif. Interment was made in the Wellman Cemetery.
"Safely and silently eyelids are closing,
Dearest wee jewel, so gently she's dozing;
Safely she's resting, by death overtaken,
Soundly she's sleeping and sweetly she'll awaken."
Reninger.-Barbara, daughter of Jonathan and Malinda
(Sheerer) Yoder (both deceased), and wife of Grant Reninger,
died in her home near Wattawana, Pa., of dropsy and heart trouble,
Oct. 25, 1931; aged 60 years. She is survived by her husband and
4 step-children (John and Ralph Reninger, Mrs. Fenton Espigh,
and Mrs. Milton Heneppe), 2 brothers (David and Samuel Yoder),
and 1 sister (Mrs. Christ Harshbarger). Sister Reninger was a
member of the Mattawana A. M. Church, and always attended services
when she was able to do so. She will be missed by all who knew
her. The funeral was held on the 28th and was largely attended.
Services were conducted in the Pine Glen Church of the Brethren,
by Bro. Jonas Yoder, John C. Swigart, and Charles Heister. Interment
was made in the cemetery adjoining the church.
Nannie M. Harshbarger
Kearney.-Maurice Kearney was born near Dublin, Ireland, Oct. 27, 1853; died of a stroke in the county alms house in Lancaster, Pa., Nov. 13, 1931; aged 78 y. 16 d. He came to this country at the age of 16 and lived with his parents in Philadelphia. He worked with his father for some time in a paper mill, after which he started on his roaming life, going from place to place in Lancaster and Dauphin counties, for more than forty years. He was known at almost every home. Though penniless, he was given a Christian burial on Sunday afternoon in the Landisville Cemetery, witnessed by more than one hundred people whose homes he had often visited for a meal. Interment services by Seth Ebersole and Harry Longnecker, who had known him for many years. Benj. Gerr and Bro. were the undertakers. Funeral arrangements were in charge of Bro. Martin R. Miller, supported by a number of friends. May the Lord bless all those who have helped in this cause.
Hartman.-Anna, daughter of William and Susannah Hetrick,
was born May 25, 1851, iin Mahoning Co., Ohio. She came to Elkhart
Co., Ind., with her parents at the age of 15. She was married
to Emanuel Hartman July 14, 1872, and resided in Elkhart Co. until
their death. Mr. Hartman died April 11, 1896. Mrs. Hartman passed
to her eternal reward in November, 1931; aged 80 y. 6 m. 9 d.
She leaves 2 daughters, 1 son, 8 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren,
a brother, and 2 sisters. She was a member of the Mennonite Church
and of the Prairie St. congregation at Elkhart, Ind. In her Bible
the following verses were found.
"Yes! I know I'll soon be there,
Free from sin and from despair,
When the angels come and carry me away.
All my doubts have fled away,
And I'm waiting for the day,
When the angels come and carry me away."
Funeral services held at the Prairie St. Mennonite Church, conducted by J. S. Hartzler and D. A. Yoder.
Culp.-Joel H., son of Anthony and Susannah Culp, was born in Elkhart Co., Ind., Feb. 16, 1859. He was one of a family of twelve children of which number Joel was the eighth to depart this life. He spent his early manhood at the old home until he was united in marriage to Lydia Ann Goodman of Mahoning Co., Ohio, May 29, 1881. To this union were born 4 sons and 3 daughters. One daughter and two sons preceded him in death. In his early life he confessed Christ and among his neighbors he tried to live an upright life. Shortly before his death he asked for a word of prayer. He died Nov. 13, 1931; aged 72 y. 8 m. 27 d. He leaves his beloved companion, 4 children (Mrs. Henry Martin, Homer, Viola, and Ralph, all of near Wakarusa, Ind.), 8 grandchildren, 3 brothers (David, Simon, and Anthony), and 1 sister (Mrs. Levi Pletcher), also a large number of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted at the Yellow Creek Church by Jonas Loucks and D. A. Yoder.
Hauf.-Mary Jane, daughter of Bro. and Sister Daniel
T. Hauf, came to gladden our home Oct. 25, 1930, died at her home
in Willow Street, Lancaster Co., Pa., Oct. 15, 1931. Although
Mary Jane was such a sweet child in our home we thought it so
hard to part with her, but what God does is well done. After suffering
two weeks with infant trouble which later turned to congestion
of the brain, she fell asleep in the arms of Jesus. So we bow
to God's will and say, What God does is well done. But oh, the
parting was so hard, but God's will be done. Besides her sorrowing
parents, she leaves 1 brother (Daniel, Jr.) and 1 sister (Lillie
Irene); also her sorrowing grandparents (Bro. and Sister Alfred
M. Tweed), 2 uncles, 5 aunts, 2 cousins. Funeral Oct. 18, private
at the home, in charge of Bro. Frank Herr, followed by services
at the Willow Street Mennonite Church. Bro. John H. Mosemann preached,
using for a text, II Kings 4:26. She was tenderly carried to the
adjoining cemetery by her two uncles, and gently laid beneath
the sod to await the resurrection day.
"Oh sweet little flower, too tender to stay,
God in His mercy took our Mary Jane away;
Not from our memory, not from our love,
But to dwell with the angels in heaven above."
Sadly missed by her parents, brother and sister.
Diener.-Lydia A. (Landis) Diener, daughter of Jacob and Deborah Landis, was born near Goshen, Ind., July 10, 1859; died at her late home near Canton, Kans., Nov. 5, 1931; aged 72 y. 3 m. 25 d. In 1880 she, with her parents, came to McPherson Co., Kans., and in 1886 she was married to Daniel A. Diener. To this union were born 4 sons (Arthur D. of Canton, Kans.; Harry A. of Hutchinson, Kans.; Charles of Canton, Kans.; Edward of Wellman, Iowa) and 1 daughter Ruth, at home. She leaves her husband, 4 sons, 1 daughter, 19 grandchildren, 2 brothers, and 1 sister. She accepted Christ as her Savior in the first evangelistic meetings that were held at our church by Bro. J. S. Coffman in November, 1889. She united with the Spring Valley Mennonite Church in February, 1890, to which faith she remained loyal to the end. Her true worth was manifest in the way she stood by her husband in his calling by the Church and her life in the home has been honored by God in His calling of her children in His service. During the last thirteen years she has suffered from creeping paralysis and has been an invalid for the last five years, during which time she exercised remarkable patience and submission to the will of her God. Funeral services were held Nov. 9 at the Spring Valley Mennonite Church in charge of Bro. Paul Erb, Bro. B. B. King, and Bro. J. G. Hartzler. Text, Luke 8:52.