Gospel Herald Obituaries - June, 1932

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Gospel Herald - Volume XXV, Number 9 - June 2, 1932 ­ page 191.

Leatherman. ­ Henry H. Leatherman of Plumsteadville, Pa., died May 9, 1932, of heart trouble; aged 75 years. He had been in poor health for several years. His wife, Kate Overholt Leatherman was buried in March. He is survived by one son, Harold, and 1 brother, Harvey. Services in the Deep Run brick Mennonite church conducted by Allen M. Fretz and Jacob Rush. Buried in adjoining cemetery.

Bucher. ­ Mabel H. Bucher was born April 11, 1891; died at her home May 11, 1932; aged 41 y. 1 m. Beside her husband she is survived by one son and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held May 14 at her home. Bros. Jacob Hershey and Noah Landis preached, text Job 14: 1 and Psa. 130: 1-5. Her body was laid to rest in Hess' cemetery. May God bless the bereaved ones.

"Dear Mabel, you are not forgotten,
Though on earth you are no more;
Still in memory thou art with us
As you always were before.

Dahlgren. ­ Sister Marie Helmar Dahlgren was born in Aalen, Wuerttemberg, Germany, June 6, 1869; died May 11, 1932; aged 62 y. 11 m. 5 d. She leaves her husband (Hans Dahlgren), 1 daughter (Gertrude Roberts and husband Fred), 1 son (Arthur), 1 step-grandson (Maynard), and a large number of friends and acquaintances. On April 20, 1930, she was received into church fellowship at the Home Mission. She expressed faith in Jesus Christ and trusted Him wholly for her salvation. A few days before her death she expressed a desire that she might close her eyes and wake up in glory, where suffering and death are no more. On the last day of her life from 12 o'clock noon until 11 o'clock at night she was in a state of coma and never again regained consciousness. How beautifully the Lord appears to have granted her the desire of her heart.

Glick. ­ Moses S. Glick, son of Amos S. and Sylvia Stoltzfus Glick, was born Feb. 10, 1932; died April 4, 1932; aged 1 y. 1 m. 26 d. He died of whooping cough and pneumonia after an illness of 4 days. One sister preceded him in death. He is survived by his parents and grandfather (Amos J. Stoltzfus), also Moses B. and Rebecca Glick. Funeral services were held at the home April 6, 1932, conducted by Benj. Kauffman and Christian Glick. Burial in Myers cemetery.

Safely in the arms of Jesus
Our darling here was laid to rest'
Safely over Jordan's shore
To join with the angels evermore,
But still it pressed our hearts to weep
When all was cold in death asleep,
That we could hear no more your voice,
Or with your playful ways rejoice.

Minnich. ­ John Minnich was born 1856; died at his home at Marietta April 20, 1932; aged 75 y. 7 m. 20 d. He had been suffering from strokes for the last three years. The last year he was helpless and blind. He bore his suffering very patiently, never complaining. When asked how he was he would answer he was happy in the Lord. He was a member of the Mennonite mission. While he was not able to attend the services in the church he appreciated the services held in the home. He is survived by his wife and 3 sons and 1 daughter and ----grandchildren. The funeral was held from his home Saturday, April 23, with further services at the mission conducted by Bros. Noah Risser and Simon Garber.

Why should our tears in sorrow flow
When God recalls His own;
And bids them leave a world of woe
For an immortal crown?

Hooley. ­ Stephen M. Hooley, aged 80 y. 1 m. 29 d., passed quietly away at his home near Reedsville, Pa., May 17, 1932. Death was caused by a paralytic stroke which he suffered May 11, while cutting wood at the rear of his residence. The deceased was never married, was a son of the late John C. and Elizabeth (Hertzler) Hooley, and was born near Reesdville at the Hooley homestead on March 18, 1852. He attended the Kishacoquillas Seminary from 1874 to 1875. He was one of Big Valley's prosperous farmers, having retired from active life twenty-seven years ago. He was a kind neighbor, living a quiet and unassuming life. When twenty years of age he united with the Belleville Mennonite Church and was faithful to his church work until he was stricken last Wednesday. He is survived by one brother, Joseph A. Hooley. Funeral services were held from his late residence, conducted by E. D. Hess and Jonas D. Yoder. Interment in the Hooley graveyard.

Leatherman. ­ John Walton, son of John G. Leatherman of Deep Run, Pa., died on May 11, 1932, as a result of an accident; aged 12 years. He was assisting his father and an older brother cut feed on the threshing floor. When the job was about completed the father went to another part of the barn, the older boy went to stop the engine when the younger one in some unknown manner got his arm in the knives of the cutter. His arm was almost torn in shreds and his body bruised. He was carried to the house and then died without making a cry. He was sick a number of times and several years ago had an arm broken. While it was hard to lose him, yet the family is consoled as they feel all his misfortunes are over. The day previous to the accident the Deep Run school which he attended was closed for the term. He is survived by his parents, John G. And Mary Leatherman, 5 brothers, 4 sisters, and both his grandmothers (Kate Leatherman and Lydia Derstine). He was buried at Deep Run Mennonite cemetery. Services were conducted by Jacob M. Rush.

Moser. ­ Elizabeth Moser died May 2, 1932 at the home of Pete J. Liechty, Lake Charles, La., her nephew, from a paralytic stroke; age 75 y. She had resided 4 years in Lake Charles all that time residing at the Liechty home. She came here from Phoenix, Ariz. She was born in Berne, Ind. Services were held at the Liechty residence with C.W. Rodgers officiating. She accepted Christ in her youth and was baptized and taken into the Swiss Mennonite church at Berne, Ind., afterwards moving to Phoenix, Ariz. For a number of years she joined the mission. She spent her days faithful to the Lord until her death. She is survived by 4 sisters (Mrs. M. Neuenschwander, Mrs. Dinah Neuenschwander, Mrs. Anna Liechty, and Katie Moser), 7 brothers (Philip, Jeff, Nathan, Aaron, Jake, David, and Moses), and many relatives and friends. Interment in the Graceland cemetery.

We miss her tender kindness,
We miss her smiles;
Our sister and aunt is not dead,
But only sleepeth,
Again to wake, but no more to weep;
Our loss is heaven's gain.
--By a niece.

Lett. ­ Henry Thomas Lett was born in Washington, Davis Co., Ind., on March 19, 1859; died May 21, 1932 at his home near Versailles, Mo.; aged 73 y. 2 m. 2 d. He was united in marriage to Sarah Hall Jan. 27, 1886. To this union 9 children were born, 4 dying in infancy and 1 daughter at the age of 18. He is survived by his aged wife and 4 children (Mrs. Adda Jenkins and Dewey Lett, Versailles, Mo., Mrs. Luda Beard, Eldon, Mo., and Pearl Lett at home), 7 grandchildren and 1 great-granddaughter, 6 half-brothers (R. A., G. W., W. A., A. J., C. I., and H. M.). He was converted to the Christian faith at the Baptist Church in Elk City, Kans., at the age of 18 and lived a faithful and consistent member until death. He was a devoted husband and loving father, always doing good to his fellowmen in every way possible. He was an admirer of the Ozark hills. A short funeral service was held at the home. The body was brought to Mount Zion church where a funeral service was held by A. C. Driver. Text, I Pet. 1: 24, 25. A number of relatives, friends and neighbors gathered to pay the last tribute of respect to his body which was laid to rest in the Mount Zion cemetery.
--A Niece.

Nussbaum. ­ Noah Nussbaum was born near Kidron, Ohio, on Nov. 22, 1898; died suddenly of toxic poisoning at Streetsboro, Ohio, May 14, 1932; aged 33 y. 5 m. 22 d. He joined the Sonnenberg Church in Wayne Co., Ohio, in his youth; later his membership was transferred to the Plain View Church, Portage Co., Ohio, where he resided at the time of his death. On May 21, 1925, he was married to Pearl Maria Detweiler. To this union were born 1 daughter (Lois) and 2 sons (Oris and Lowell).
He is survived by his companion, 3 children, mother, 2 brothers, 1 sister and a large family relationship besides a host of friends. Services conducted at the home by E. B. Stoltzfus and at the Plain View church by the home ministers (text Job 14:5) after which the remains were taken to the Medway church in Mahoning, Co., where services were conducted by E. M. Detweiler, E. B. Stoltzfus and H. N. Troyer. Texts Job 14: 14 and Jer.15: 9. He was laid to rest at this cemetery.

Loved one thou hast left us lonely
In our earthly home below,
But in heaven we wish to greet thee,
When the Master bids us go.
Why in youth, He bade thee leave us
For that brighter, fairer land
When our journey here is ended,
Then we all shall understand.

Transcribed by Marcia Bickel, Kansas.


Gospel Herald - Volume XXV, Number 10 - June 9, 1932 ­ page 222, 223.

Troyer. ­ Daniel L. Troyer was born in Shanesville, O., May 10, 1878; died in Cleveland, O., May 19, 1932; aged 54 y. 9 d. His sickness was cancer. He had lived in different states for the last ten years. He united with the A.M. Church in Missouri. He leaves 1 sister and many other relatives and friends. Services were held at Millersburg, O., by Lester Hostetler. Burial at Walnut Creek A. M. Cemetery.

Hershberger. ­ Nancy Larue, daughter of Alfred and Evelyn Fry Hershberger, was born May 15, 1931; died May 14, 1932; aged 11 m. and 29 d. Funeral services were conducted at the home near Johnstown, Pa., by Hiram Wingard, Alex. Weaver and W. W. Hall. Text, Job 1: 21.

"Ere sin could blight,
Or sorrow fade
Death came with friendly care
The little bud
To heaven conveyed
And bade it blossom there."

Brubaker. ­ Sarah Catharine, only daughter of Bro. and Sister Ezra Brubaker, was born in Stark Co., Ohio, Mar. 8, 1912. After an illness of several months she peacefully fell asleep in Jesus May 25, 1932; aged 20 y. 17 d. She gave her heart to Jesus and united with the Mennonite Church at the early age of fourteen. Her sweet disposition, her devotedness to her Master and her parents, won her many friends. Funeral services were conducted at the Pleasant View Church near Bowdil, Ohio, of which church she was a member, by Bro. I. J. Buchwalter assisted by Brethren Daniel Brubaker and Ben. Good.
Text, "Her sun is gone down while it is yet day."

Tennefoss. ­ Meredith Earl, oldest son of Bro. T. J. and Sister Mabel (Keim) Tennefoss, was born Nov. 2, 1917; passed away at his home near Fentress, Va., May 21, 1932. Death came very suddenly from pneumonia after an illness of five days. Meredith had been a member of the Mt. Pleasant Mennonite Church since the spring of 1928 and his daily life bore testimony to the reality of his profession. Just a few hours before his death he told those at this bedside, "I am ready to go." Surviving are his parents, 6 sisters and 1 brother. Services at the Mt. Pleasant Church in charge of Bros. C. D. Bergey and S. H. Brunk. Text, I Sam. 20:3 and I Thess. 4:13. Buried in cemetery adjoining the church.

Kinzie. ­ Leah Eby, wife of the late Moses Kinzie, was born in Nov. 1844; died May 24, 1932, in her 88th year. She is survived by two children (Simon, and Mrs. John Metz), 6 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, also many relatives and friends who mourn her departure. Sister Kinzie was for a number of years the oldest member of the Cressman Mennonite congregation at Breslau, Ont. Her presence will be missed, but her cheery disposition will long be remembered by those who knew her best. The funeral was held on Friday, May 27, from her late home, and at the Cressman Mennonite Church. Burial in adjoining cemetery. Brethren Jonas Snider and Oscar Burkholder were in charge.
Text, Psa. 91: 1-16.

Farver. ­ Mary Elizabeth, daughter of Solomon and Drusilla (Schrock) Farver, was born near Walnut Creek, O., Feb. 27, 1867; died near the same place May 7, 1932; aged 65 y. 2 m. 10 d. She was adopted by Jacob J. Miller and wife when she was 13 years old.
She leaves her adopted parents, 1 brother, 2 half-sisters, and a host of relatives and friends. She united with the Walnut Creek A. M. Church in her youth, and remained a faithful member until death. Her illness was short. Services were conducted by Venus Hershberger (Psa. 23; Rom. 8: 24-25), A. W. Miller (Hos. 13: 14, I Cor. 15: 55) and Corsan Mast (I Cor. 15: 67).

Heidlauf. ­ Minerva H. Heidlauf was born Feb. 11, 1857; died May 26, 1932; aged 75 y. 3 m. 5 d. She was a daughter of Abram and -----Hoffman Stauffer of Silver Spring, Pa., and a member of the Chestnut Hill Mennonite congregation for many years often walking one and a half miles to the church on Sunday morning. Of late years she could not go to services not being strong in body. There remain to mourn her departure her husband, Adam Heidlauf and one son Phares. Also one sister, wife of Aaron Leonard, a member of the Brethren church. Short services from her late home in Silver Spring on Thursday May 19 with further services in the Silver Spring U.B. Church by Bros. Isaac H. Brubaker and Seth Ebersole from Psa. 116: 15: "Precious in the sight of the Lord is death of his saints."

Bohrer. ­ Marion Louise, only child of Clarence and Mildred Bohrer, was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., May 22, and 2 days later our precious jewel was taken from this world of sin to her glorious home above. God gave, He took, He will restore. He doeth all things well. She leaves her parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents, and friends. The body was brought to the home of her great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. D. T. Steiner of Marshallville, O., May 25, and the following morning the little one was laid to rest in the Crown Hill Cemetery where two babes (John Paul Ebersole and Fern Darline Kanagy), also grandchildren of the Steiner family, have been laid to rest. The family keenly feels their loss in the death of these precious jewels, but it seems to bring heaven nearer. Short services were held at the grave by Bro. Ben Good of Orrville, Ohio.

"Another little lamb has gone,
To dwell with Him who gave;
Another little darling babe
Is sheltered in the grave."

Stuckey. ­ John, son of Peter and Anna Stuckey, was born near Stryker, O., Feb. 7, 1882; died at his home near West Unity, O., May 24, 1932; aged 50 y. 3 m. 17 d. Bro. Stuckey had been ill for nearly a year and just a few days before his death he contracted pleuro-pneumonia. On Oct. 7, 1906, he was united in marriage with Arminta Jane Schmucker. They shared together the joys and sorrows of life for nearly 26 years. To this union were born 4 sons and 2 daughters. He leaves his loving wife, 3 sons, 2 daughters, a step-mother, 7 brothers, 5 sisters, and a host of relatives and friends. One son and his parents preceded him in death. In his youth he accepted Christ as his Savior and united with the Amish Mennonite congregation. He remained true to this faith until death. Funeral services were held May 27, 1932 at the Lockhart Church; conducted by S. D. Grieser, assisted by S. S. Wyse. Burial in adjoining cemetery.

"Peaceful be thy silent slumber;
Peaceful is thy grave so low.
Thou no more will join our number,
Thou no more our sorrows know."

Waybill. ­ Osee Waybill, was born in Noble Co., Ind., Oct. 24, 1890; died in the Muskegon Co., Mich., Tuberculosis Sanitarium May 18, 1932; aged 41 y. 6 m. 24 d.
He came with his parents to this county when about two years old, living most of the time near Woodville. He was married to Beatrice Simmons on July 3, 1916, who died in 1924. One daughter (Grace) survives this union. He was married to Viola Nelson in October 1926. Three children have been born to them (Nelson, Lawrence, and Donna Joyce). For nearly two years and a half he has been in the sanitarium fighting the dread disease Tuberculosis and consequently being thus separated from his family, the little children have hardly learned to know the love and care of father. His mother died just three months ago, and a sister about a year and a half ago. He was unable to attend either of their funerals. Besides the above-named he leaves a step-daughter (Carol) and four sisters (Mrs. Ella Crooks, Mrs. Lucinda Brewster, Mrs. Sadie Jarham, and Mrs. Edith Young). He was a member of the Mennonite Church of Big prairie. Funeral services were held in the White Cloud Methodist Church, conducted by Bros. Eric E. Bontrager.

Hoover. ­ Elizabeth, daughter of Pre. John and Mary (Zimmerman) Weaver, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Aug. 25, 1846; died April 20, 1932; aged 85 y. 7 m. 25 d. She came to Elkhart Co., Ind., in 1868. She was united in marriage to Levi F. Hoover, July 30, 1871, who preceded her in death Jan. 10, 1913. This union was blessed with 5 daughters and 1 son. She is survived by 3 daughters (Mrs. M. S. Martin, Mrs. M.M. Zimmerman, and Mrs. G. G. Sensenig), 26 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, 1 sister (Mrs. Rebecca Wenger) and 4 brothers (Christian, Henry, John B., and Noah), also a large number of nieces and nephews and friends. 2 sons and 2 daughters preceded her in death. Jan. 17, 1931, her son (Israel) passed away and Feb. 17, of the same year her daughter (Lydia) also passed to her reward. She was of a kind and loving disposition, much concerned about the spiritual welfare of her children. She united with the Mennonite Church in early life and remained a faithful member until death. For the last year and a half she made her home with her brother John at whose home she died. Funeral services were held at Yellow Creek Mennonite Church, conducted by Bro. Moses G. Horst of Medina Co., Ohio. Text, II Tim. 4: 6-8.

Miller. ­Benjamin D. Miller was born near Walnut Creek, Ohio, July 14, 1860; died May 19, 1932, of heart trouble; aged 71 y. 10 m. 5 d. He was bedfast for ten days. He was united in marriage to Martha Miller, Jan. 14, 1883. To this union were born seven sons and two daughters, one son and one daughter having preceded him in death. Those remaining to mourn his departure are his wife, six sons and one daughter (Harvey, Arletus, Melvin, William Ura, Alton, and Mrs. Wilber Yoder); also 16 grandchildren, 3 brothers and 4 sisters (John, Amra, Daniel, Mrs. John H. Weaver, Mrs. Corsan Mast, Mrs. Daniel W. Hershberger, and Mrs. Moses K. Miller). Three sisters and two brothers preceded him in death. He was a lifelong member of the Walnut Creek Mennonite Church, to which he was faithful until the end. Funeral services were held at the Walnut Creek Mennonite Church on May 22. Services were conducted by D. M. Friedt and A. W. Miller.

"Rest on, dear Father.
Your labors are o'er;
Your willing hands
Will toil no more;
A faithful father,
True and kind,
No friend like you
On earth we'll find."

Rohrer. ­ Benjamin W., son of Pre. Michael and Elizabeth (Westheffer) Rohrer, was born near Wadsworth, Ohio, Sept. 20, 1857. His entire life, which covered a period of 74 years, 7 months, and 17 days, was spent at the home where his death occurred. On Dec. 26, 1878, he was married to Nancy Lehman of Washingtonville, Ohio. To this union four sons and two daughters were born (Samuel D., Melissa Landis, Clayton, William, Mollie Graber, and Benjamin L.). His wife and two sons (William and Benjamin) preceded him in death. He is also survived by a sister (Mary Kreider, aged 94 years), and one brother (Michael W.), 14 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. Soon after marriage he and his companion united with the Lower Mennonite church in which cause he was deeply interested and remained a devoted member until death. His death, which came as a relief after three and a half weeks of suffering, was caused by hardening of the arteries. During his illness he expressed his desire to go home and be at rest. The funeral was held May 10 at the Lower Mennonite church and was largely attended. Bros. M. W. Horst, A. B. Good, and P. R. Lantz officated. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
--By a granddaughter.

Wyse. ­ Vernon J., son of Menno and Mary Wyse, was born near Archbold, O., April 21, 1906; died early Monday morning, May 16, 1932 at the Daviess Co. Hospital at Washington, Ind., following a very serious automobile accident; aged 26 y. 25 d. Bro. Wyse united in marriage with Iva Rupp Sept. 18, 1928. They lived together in matrimony for 3 years and 7 months. To this union were born 2 children-Lauretta Jane and Donald Gene. Vernon was the youngest of a family of 8 children. He was left an orphan child when quite small. At the age of three years, Bro. Peter Yoder and wife took him into their home. He lived with them until death. He leaves his deeply bereaved wife, 2 children, 3 brothers, 3 sisters, his foster parents, and a large circle of relatives and friends. His parents, and 1 sister preceded him in death. About 4 years ago he accepted Christ as his Savior and united with the Amish Mennonite Church where he remained faithful until death. Funeral services were held May 18 at the Central A. M. Church near Archbold, O., in charge of S. S. Wyse, assisted by S. D. Grieser. Text, Matt. 24: 44. Burial in Pettisville cemetery.

"We need not mourn for Vernon.
He is happier than we,
But let's all live a Christian life,
So we some day may Vernon see.
It's hard to give him up.
But God does all things best.
For Vernon now has reached that heavenly place.
Where all is peace and rest."

Mast. ­ Sarah, wife of Aaron Mast, was born Oct. 7, 1853; died May 24, 1932; aged 78 y. 7 m. 17 d. She was previously united in marriage to Eli J. Miller, who died Jan. 31, 1878. To this union were born three children (Mrs. Harry B. Phillips, William Perry Miller, and Mrs. Arvilla Hershberger, who died near Mantua, Ohio, Jan. 22, 1917). On Dec.18,1884, she was reunited in marriage to Aaron Mast and again three children were born to the union (Ira, Mrs. Melvin B. Burkey, Lester W., all residing at home). Early in her life she united with the Walnut Creek Mennonite Church of which she remained a faithful member until death relieved her, being constant in attendance as long as her health permitted. During the last six weeks of her life she was bedfast where she gradually became weaker and weaker as the days passed by. At times she had to endure much suffering and great pain, but bore it all bravely and without much complaint. She leaves her aged husband, three sons, two daughters, three brothers (Abraham Hostetler, Nathaniel Hostetler, and Henry N. Hostetler). Also three stepsons, Abraham J. Mast, Amos Mast, and William A. Mast. Two step-daughters, Mrs. Abner Hostetler and Mrs. E. T. A. Zook. Sixteen grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends. Five brothers and four sisters preceded her in death. Our dear mother has passed on to the other shore. Yes, she has gone, but we shall never forget what sacrifices she so willingly and uncomplainingly made for us. No task seemed too great for her to undertake. Never did she falter not shirk her duty to her family, her home and her friends. Now, as never before, we hear ringing in our ears that sound Christian admonition she tried to give us. Not always did we heed her kindly advice, we must admit with deep regret. Yes, mother has passed on, and only one thing remains that we can do; we may so live that some day we shall meet her again in that home beyond the skies. Funeral at the Walnut Creek Mennonite Church on Friday, May 27. Services were conducted by Lester Hostetler and Alvin W. Miller.

Transcribed by Marcia Bickel, Kansas.


Gospel Herald - Volume XXV, Number 11 - June 16, 1932 ­ p. 238, 239, 240

Weaver. ­ Infant son of Bro. Adam and Sister Emma Weaver was born May 22, 1932, but ere he saw the light of day he was transplanted into the world beyond. Burial May 23 in the Weaverland cemetery, Lancaster Co., Pa. Budded to blossom in heaven.

Hovis. ­ Charles Eber Hovis was born May 21, 1930; died at his home near Mont Alto., Pa., June 2, 1932; aged 2 y. 12 d. Funeral services were conducted at the home and in the U. B. Church, Mont Alto, by Bro. Harvey E. Shank. Text, "It is well." Interment in the Mont Alto cemetery.

Mast. ­ Sarah (Hostetler Miller) Mast was born near Farmstown, O., Oct. 7, 1853; died near Shanesville, O., May 24, 1932; aged 78 y. 7m. 17 d. She was united in matrimony with Aaron Mast, Dec. 18, 1883. To this union were born 2 sons and 1 daughter. To her first marriage were born 1 son and 2 daughters. Her first husband preceded her in death. She leaves her husband, 3 sons, 2 daughters, 16 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, 3 brothers, and a host of relatives and friends. In her younger years she united with the Walnut Creek A. M. Church, where she kept faith to the end. Services were held at the A. M. meeting house May 27, opened by A. W. Miller, assisted by Lester Hostetler. Texts, John 14; Psa. 90; Rom. 6: 23.

Biehn. ­ Mary Cressman Biehn, relict of the late Abram Beihn, was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., Aug. 20, 1857; died at her home near Guernsey, Sask., May 15, 1932; aged 74 y. 8 m. 25 d. She was united in marriage to Abram Beihn and resided on a farm near Kitchener. In the spring of 1906 they moved on the homestead near Guernsey where they resided until death. She was predeceased by her husband, who died Dec. 20, 1927. She leaves to mourn her departure 5 sons, 2 daughters, 27 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren; also 3 brothers and 5 sisters. Funeral services were conducted May 22 by Bro. M. H. Schmidt at Sharon Mennonite Church. Text, Matt. 24: 44. The body was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery.

Mann. ­ Sylvester J. Mann, son of James Mann, was born Jan. 25, 1907, in Lancaster Co.; died in the Lancaster General Hospital, April 2, 1932, of complication of diseases; aged 25 y. 2 m. 8 d. He was received into the church Feb. 3, 1924, at Paradise. He remained a faithful member until death. He had resided with Bro. Noah Hershey for the past fourteen years. He is survived by his father, and 2 sisters-Mrs. William Axe, and Mrs. Clarence Highfield. Private services were conducted at the home of his sister, Mrs. Axe, and in the Kinzers Church, by Bro. Jacob Mellinger. Burial in the Strasburg Mennonite Cemetery.

"Why should our tears in sorrow flow
When God recalls His own;
And bids them leave a world of woe
For an immortal crown?"

Heatwole. ­J. Perry Heatwole departed this life at his home near Waynesboro, Va., May 30, 1932. He was born Aug. 23, 1871; aged 60 y. 9 m. 6 d. He was born and grew to manhood in Rockingham Co., Va. He was united in marriage with Mary C. George 35 years ago. One son was born to this union, who survives with the widow and 5 grandchildren. Bro. Heatwole united with the church about 10 years ago, and was a regular attendant whenever health permitted. His death was due to complications. Funeral services were held at Springdale, June 1, by Bros. E. C. Shank and Amos Showalter.

"Dear husband, thou art not forgotten,
Though on earth you are no more;
Still in memory thou art with us,
As you always were before."

Miller. ­ Benjamin D. Miller was born near Walnut Creek, O., July 14, 1860; died near Charm, O., May 19, 1932; aged 71 y. 10 m. 5 d. He was united in marriage to Martha Miller Jan. 16, 1883. They lived in matrimony for 49 y. 4 m. and 3 d. To this union were born 7sons and 2 daughters. One son and one daughter preceded him in death. He leaves his widow, 6 sons, 1 daughter, 16 grandchildren, 3 brothers, 4 sisters, and a host of relatives and friends. He united with the Walnut Creek A. M. Church in his younger years and was a faithful member to the end. His sickness was chronic heart disease. Services were held at the Walnut Creek A. M. meeting house May 22. Burial in cemetery near by. Services were conducted by D. M. Friedt, assisted by A. W. Miller.
Texts, Psa. 103; Eccl. 12: 5 (last clause).

Mourn. ­ John M. Mourn was born May 9, 1859; died Mar. 23, 1932, at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer J. Witmer, in West Lampeter Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., after a brief illness of pneumonia; aged 72 y. 10 m. 14 d. He was a kind and loving father and grandfather, and is sadly missed by all. He was perfectly resigned to God's will to depart this life, having expressed his desire to go many times during his brief illness, which gave us much consolation in our sorrow. He was a member of the Willow Street Mennonite Church. His wife preceded him in death a few years. There remain 5 daughters, 2 sons, and 8 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted in the home by Bro. Frank M. Herr, and at the Willow Street Mennonite Church, by Bros. Jacob Harnish, John Mosemann, and Christian Brubaker. Text, John 16: 33. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.

Sensenig. ­ Wilbur B. Sensenig, son of Florence M. and the late Elmer F. Sensenig, was born Jan. 3, 1931; passed away May 21, 1932; aged 16 m. Surviving are his mother, 2 sisters-Evelyn and Miriam, and 1 brother-Paul; also both grandfathers. Baby Wilbur went to join his father who preceded him to the heavenly home two months before, Mar. 6, 1932. Funeral services were held at the home of his uncle, J. Daniel Brubaker, and at the East Petersburg Mennonite Church, by Bros. Frank N. Kreider and John H. Gochnauer. Interment in adjoining cemetery.

"Oh dear Wilbur, how we miss you,
How we miss your loving smile!
But we're glad 'tis not forever
We're only parted for a while.
You are watching now with papa,
Waiting on the golden shore
For the loved ones left so lonely-
For the time we'll part no more."

Loucks. ­ Mary E. Wenger, wife of Jacob H. Loucks, was born in Elkhart Co., Ind., May 2, 1872. She was a daughter of Henry and Margaret Wenger. She was united in marriage to Jacob H. Loucks of Elkhart Co., on April 11, 1889. To this union 9 children were born, of whom 8 survive. She was converted and united with the Mennonite Church in 1889, and was a member of the Olive congregation near Wakarusa. For several years she was afflicted with cancer, and about 2 months ago she became worse. During her suffering she had two things uppermost in her mind, that her family might all be saved, and that she might depart to be with her Lord. She passed on. On the morning of May 27, 1932; aged 60 y. 25 d. She leaves to mourn her departure her husband, 8 children, 12 grandchildren, 3 brothers, 3 sisters, and many relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Olive Church, conducted by C.A. Shank and D. A. Yoder.

Gearard. ­ Simon R., son of John Peter and Jane Bigham Gearard, was born May 26 1851; died May 25, 1932, after an illness of 15 weeks, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John Flickinger, near Wooster, Ohio; aged 80 y. 11 m. 30 d. He spent nearly all his life in Greene Twp., with the exception of the last 6 years which he spent with his daughter. On Feb. 10, 1889 he was married to Barbara Plank. To this union was born 2 children-Mary Jane and Laura Catherine. His companion and Laura Catherine preceded him in death 11 years ago. On Feb. 27, 1932, he was baptized and received into the fellowship of the Orrville Mennonite Church. He is survived by 1 daughter, Mary Jane Flickinger, and 2 step-daughters, Fannie Plank of Los Angeles, Cal., and Lydia Gerig of Smithville, O., also 13 grandchildren and other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted at the Oak Grove Church near Smithville, O. Interment in the cemetery near by. I.W. Royer, Minister.

Steiner. ­ Sarah Jane Lichty Steiner, daughter of Brother and Sister Benjamin Lichty, of Waterloo Co., Ont., was born July 3, 1870; died May 19, 1932; aged 61 y. 10 m. 16 d. She was married to J. P. Steiner on May 16, 1898. Soon after their marriage she was converted and became a member of the Mennonite Church at St. James, Ont. In the spring of 1905 she moved with her husband to the present homestead near Drake, Sask. Soon after the Sharon Mennonite Church was organized she became a member and lived a consistent Christian life until death, which was caused by a weak heart and dropsy. She was a kind, loving, generous, and sympathetic wife and mother. She leaves to mourn her loss a sorrowing husband and 1 son, the only child. Funeral services were held May 22 at the home by Edwin Bartel, and at the Sharon Mennonite Church, by J. Lehman and M. H. Schmitt. Text, Rev. 14: 13. She was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery.

Gunden. ­ Jacob Gunden was born to John Z. and Catharine Gunden, in Henry Co., Iowa, Aug. 4, 1857; died in his home in Wellman, Iowa, May 19, 1932; aged 74 y. 9 m. 15 d. On Nov. 6, 1883, he was married to Magdalena Yoder. No births blessed this union, but three foster children were reared in this home; namely, Edward Smucker, Leroy Brewer, Tillie (Brewer) Bowser. The widow, one brother (Joseph Gunden), the foster children, and eight grandchildren survive him. One brother (John Gunden) and four sisters (Mrs. Fannie Neuhouser, Mrs. Chris Christner, Mrs. Mart Rich, and Mrs. Abe Swartzendruber) have preceded him. Jacob accepted Christ in his youth and lived a consistent Christian life in the Mennonite Church until his death. For the past thirty years he has endured much physical suffering, but in it all he often expressed his submission to God's will and his peace with Him. Funeral services were held in the Timber Church in charge of the brethren, John Y. Swartzendruber, Edward Diener, and Joe L. Hershberger. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Yoder. ­ John D., son of Daniel J. and Susanna (Miller) Yoder, was born May 10, 1864, near Millersburg, O.; died May 22, 1932, at his home in Yoder, Kans.; aged 68 y. 12 d. When 21 years old he came to Indiana, where he spent about six months. He then came to McPherson Co., Kans., where he was married to Amanda Kuhns. To this union were born 4 children. In 1894 he with his family moved to Jet, Okla., where he lived until about 4 years ago, when he moved to Yoder, Kans. He united with the Mennonite Church when a young man and remained faithful until the end. He had been in failing health for the past few years, and often expressed himself as willing and ready to meet his Lord. He was loved and respected by all who knew him, and will be missed in the community. He leaves his wife, 1 daughter (Lovina), 3 sons (Alvin, Emmon, and Daniel), 24 grandchildren, 3 half-brothers, and a host of relatives and friends. The funeral was at the Yoder Mennonite Church, conducted by S. C. Miller of Jet, Okla., and L. O. King of the home congregation. Texts, Job 14:14; Psa. 23:4.

Gish. ­ Peter N. Gish was born Sept. 22, 1867; died at St. Joseph's Hospital, May 19, 1932; aged 64 y. 7 m. 27 d. He was united in marriage to Lizzie Landis, Nov. 5, 1901 who preceded him in death Feb. 26, 1929; also one son, Dec. 7, 1918. Surviving are the deeply bereaved children (Ruth, Gertrude, Esther, Mary, Abram, and Edith at the home); 3 brothers (David, of Topeka, Kans., Daniel of Millersville, Pa., and Eli of Lancaster, Pa.); also a number of other relatives and friends. Both home and church will keenly feel the loss, but we have confidence that our loss is his eternal gain. He was a kind, loving father, and will be remembered by what he has said and done, in home and church work, where he earnestly contended for the faith and doctrines of the church which he dearly loved. Funeral services were conducted at the home by Bro. Abner Martin, and at Good's Mennonite Church, Elizabethtown, Pa., by Bros. Noah Rissser and Ira Miller. Text, Psa. 17: 15. Interment in the church cemetery.

"And if, though patient toil , we reach the land
Where tired feet, with sandals loosed, may rest,
When we shall clearly see and understand,
I think that we shall say, 'God knew the best.'"
--The Family.

Beiler. ­ John C. Beiler died April 7, 1932 at his home, Smoketown, Pa., after about a week's illness of pneumonia; aged 83 y. 7 m. 28 d. This was practically his first illness, and was the first death in the family. He is survived by his wife (Mary, nee Zook, they having lived together over 60 years). The following children survive: Mrs. Lydia Zook, Mrs. Annie King, Mrs. Ida King, Mrs. Rebecca Zook, and Mrs. Hannah Smoker; also 26 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers, and 1 sister (Samuel Beiler, Ben S. Beiler, and Mrs. Sarah Stoltzfus). Accepting Christ as his Savior in his youth, he united with the Amish Mennonite Church, and was a faithful member. Funeral services were held April 9, at his late home and also at Weavertown Amish Meeting House conducted by Daniel Stoltzfus, Christian King, and John A. Stoltzfus. Interment in adjoining cemetery.

"O thou who mournest on thy way
With longings for the close of day!
There walks with thee an angel kind-
And gently whispers, 'Be resigned!
Bear up, bear on, --the end shall tell
The dear Lord ordereth all things well.'"

Witmer. ­ Daniel C., son of Christian and Mary Witmer, was born in Allen Co., Ind., July 20, 1862; died near Grabill, Ind., May 24, 1932; aged 69 y. 10 m. 26 d. With the exception of four years, when he lived in North Dakota, his entire life's journey was lived near Grabill. On Dec. 26, 1894, he was united in marriage with Elizabeth Liechty. To this union were born 7 daughters and 3 sons. In his early manhood he gave his heart to the Lord and united with the Mennonite Church of Leo, Ind. He remained a faithful member of this church until he was called to his eternal home. In his last days he gave clear testimony that his faith in the Savior had not been misplaced, but that it brought hope and comfort even in that trying hour. His departure is being mourned by his affectionate and tender wife, 6 daughters (Mrs. Priscilla Backer, Mrs. Emma Yoder, Mrs. Mary Kistler, Mrs. Lillian Zimmerman, Mrs. Matilda Gregg, and Miss Mabel Witmer, at home), 3 sons (Ezra, Noah, and Harley), 2 brothers (Joseph and John), 1 sister (Mrs. Mary Leichty), 17 grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends. He was a loving husband, a considerate father, and remained faithful in the home, the community, and the Church. He will be missed, and the hours will seem long, but we know that he is

"Asleep in Jesus, blessed sleep,
From which none ever wake to weep;
A calm and undisturbed repose,
Unbroken by the last of foes."

Funeral services were conducted by J. A. Neuhouser and A.S. Miller. Burial in Leo Cemetery.

Swartz. ­ Joseph Abram, son of John S. and Anna (Coffman) Swartz was born near Rushville, Rockingham Co., Va., May 12, 1891; died June 1, 1932, at the Tuberculosis Hospital at Lima, Ohio; aged 41 y. 19 d. At the age of 12 years he, with his parents moved to Allen Co., Ohio, where he has since resided. About 15 years ago he accepted Christ as his personal Savior and was baptized into the faith of the Mennonite Church, to which he remained faithful. At the age of 9 years he became subject to epilepsy and was a great sufferer of this disease. In recent years this developed into tuberculosis, which was the direct cause of his death. Patiently did he endure his affliction, and often expressed his desire to go home and be with the Lord. He spent much of his time singing songs of praise, such as "Will the circle be unbroken?" "A little talk with Jesus makes it right, all right," and "There is a happy land far, far away." One of his favorite scriptures was Rev. 22:5, "And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun' for the Lord God giveth them light." Father departed this life a little over two years ago, and mother seven months ago, and two sisters in infancy. He leaves to mourn his departure six brothers (Samuel, Sherman, Clyde, Jacob, William, and Alden), 3 sisters (Mrs. Jacob Stalter, Mrs. Elmer Shenk and Mrs. Jacob Brenneman), besides other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held June 4 at the Salem Church. Text, Rev. 22: 5. Services were conducted in the home and at the church by the home ministers, and at the grave by A.I. Yoder of West Liberty, O. Burial in the Salem Cemetery.

Glick. ­Leah, daughter of Jacob and Fannie Renno, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Nov. 7, 1850; died at her late home near Witmer, Pa., March 30, 1932, of infirmities of old age; aged 81 y. 4 m. 23 d. One brother (Eli) and 1 sister (Sallie Riehl), survive. She accepted Christ as her Savior in early years, uniting with the O.O. Amish Mennonite Church, ever trying to live true to His teachings. She was very patient through her suffering, but earnestly desired to depart. She was united in marriage with John L. Glick who preceded her in death; also 2 sons-Elam and Jacob. The following children survive: Aaron, Fannie, David, John, and Amos; also 33 grandchildren, and 15 great-granchildren. Funeral services were held April 2 at her late home conducted by Christian Fisher and Stephen Stoltzfus (Text, Rev. 14: 12, 13), and Amos Glick (a grandson, who read Hymn "Welt, hinweg, Ich bin Dein mude") adding some fitting remarks-which brought Prov. 31: 28 to our minds. "Her children arise up, and call her blessed." Interment with further services in Myers Cemetery. As we remember her, we think of the record given of a virtuous woman (Ein Tagendsam Weib) in Prov. 31: 10-31. Her Godly influence lives on. Yea, "her children arise up, and call her blessed; A woman that fereth the Lord, she shall be praised."

"Her years numbered four-score and one,
When the messenger whispered low-
'The Master has come and calleth thee Home,'
She answered, 'I'm ready to go.'
We meditate oft on her counsel and life,
And more than ever we love her,
And we thank our dear Lord that He gave us,
Such a good, old-fashioned Mother."

Shank. ­ Lewis H. Shank, son of Jacob and Mary Driver Shank, was born in Rockingham Co., Va., July 12, 1849; died at the home of Bro. and Sister Daniel Kauffman, Scottdale, Pa., on June 8 ,1932; aged 82 y. 10 m. 26 d. For a number of years he had been suffering from cancer, which was the cause of his death. He lived in Virginia until 1871, when he moved to Morgan Co., Mo., where he remained until 1903, with the exception of one year in Kansas and four years in Florida. In 1903 he moved to Lancaster Co., Pa., where he resided until 1924, after which he lived with different ones of his children in various sections of the country. On Nov. 12, 1872, Bro. Shank was married to Sister Mary Wenger of Missouri. To this union were born 10 children: Sarah E. Mohler, North Canton, Ohio; Jacob A. deceased; John R., Gravois Mills, Mo.; Mary C. Kauffman, Scottdale, Pa.; Josephus W., Pehuajo, Argentina, now home on furlough; Emma A. Fenton, Newton, Kans.; Charles L., North Canton, Ohio; Benjamin A., deceased; Fannie P. Hershey, La Junta, Colo.; F. Rose Buckwalter, Hesston, Kans. Sister Shank died June 28, 1894*, at Bowling Green, Florida, whither the family had gone in the interest of health. Bro. Shank was married the second time to Margaret Mellinger Lefever, of Paradis, Pa., Feb. 10, 1903. She preceded him in death Feb. 14, 1924. Two step-children (Samuel M. Lefever, Kinzers, Pa., and Lydia Burkhard, Roseland, Nebr.), two brothers (D. F. Shank, Columbia, Mo., and J. R. Shank, Larned, Kans.), 32 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren also survive. Bro. Shank united with the Mennonite Church in 1872 and remained a faithful and active member, being much interested in missions and church work in general. The funeral was held at the home of Daniel Kauffman and at the Scottdale Mennonite Church on Saturday, June 11, 1932, in charge of the home ministers. Text, II Tim. 4: 7, 8. Interment was made at the Alverton Mennonite cemetery.
*[Death date for Mary Wenger Shank is January 29, 1894 - see her obituary in Herald of Truth, February 15, 1894]

Hostetler. ­ Dr. Menno H. Hostetler was born March 10, 1882, at Kalona, Iowa; died at Topeka, Kans., April 10, 1932. He spent his early life, and was educated in the public schools, of the town in which he was born. When ready for college he attended Goshen College, at Goshen, Ind. He received his post-graduate work in the Ohio State University where he earned his degree of medicine in 1911. He returned to Indiana, where he practiced medicine in and about Fort Wayne for eleven years. At this time he moved with his family to northwest Kansas where he became an honored physician of the community, and here he practiced his high calling for nine years. Three years ago he received his appointment at county health physician of Sedgwick Co., and moved with his family to Wichita, where they resided at the time of his passing. Early in his career he was united in marriage to Mabel Yoder of Goshen, Ind. To this union were born Anne and Max who, together with Mrs. Hostetler, survive the beloved husband and father. Besides the members of his immediate family, he is survived by 3 brothers and 6 sisters (Henry, Christian, Eli, Mrs. J. K. Brenneman, Mrs. L. J. Gingerich, Mrs. E. A. Miller, Mrs. Joseph Shetler, and Mrs. J. J. Maust). Dr. Hostetler was born and reared in the Mennonite Church, and as is characteristic of this splendid group of Christian people, he received careful and wholesome training in a Christian home, community, and school. When he and his family moved to Kansas they all united with the Methodist Church at Logan, Kans., where they still hold their membership. During the time of their residence in Wichita, they have been identified in the Sunday school and other activities of the College Hill M. E. Church. Those who knew him loved him most. His sudden and untimely passing is not only a great bereavement to his loved ones, but a real loss to the community and to his profession. Funeral services were held at College Hill Methodist Church, conducted by the pastor, April 14. Interment in the Wichita Cemetery.

Hershberger. ­Lydia (Schoettler) Hershberger was born in Fairfield Co., Ohio, March 30, 1844; died at the home of her daughter May near Wellman, Iowa, May 30, 1932; aged 88 y. 2 m. When about 6 years old she came with her parents to Iowa, where the following years were spent amid the hardships that go with pioneer life. When 16 years old she united with the Amish Mennonite Church, being baptized by Bishop Jacob Swartzendruber, and remained steadfast in this accepted faith to her end. Jan. 26, 1862, she was united in marriage to Emanuel P. Hershberger by the same bishop who baptized her, and to this union were born 10 children of whom 4 are still living. Of the children that preceded her in death two died in infancy, Daniel died in 1896, Helena died in 1901,
Jacob died in 1903, and Nancy died in 1922. Her husband died in 1920 at the age of 83 years, they having lived together in matrimony 58 years. She leaves 4 children (Joseph, Christian, Mary, wife of W. D. Brenneman, and Anna wife of M. E. Yoder), 30 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren, 1 brother (Peter Shetler), and many other relatives and friends. She seemed to be in her usual health until April 1, when she had a partial stroke of paralysis, developing later into other complications, and from this time on she gradually became weaker until death came. She patiently bore that which God laid upon her, although many times expressed a desire that she might be called home. Quite often she said to those attending her that she had suffered much but was willing to gladly bear it when she thought of what Christ suffered for us. Some time prior to her sickness she made complete arrangements for her funeral which wishes are being carried out at near as possible. Thus as we see those who have been near to us go the way of all flesh may we cling to the same trust that was theirs and meet again with them where we shall part no more.

"All is over, hands are folded,
On a quiet peaceful breast;
All her toils and trials are ended,
And our mother is at rest."

Funeral services were held June 1 at the Lower Deer Creek Church conducted in English by David Miller and John Y. Swartzendruber and in German by A.C. Swartzendruber. Texts, II Tim. 4: 6-8; Rev. 14: 13.

Transcribed by Marcia Bickel, Kansas.


Gospel Herald - Volume XXV, Number 12 - June 23, 1932 ­ page 255

Haag. ­ Harry J. Haag was born at Hepler, Kans., July 19, 1885; died May 20, 1932; aged 46 y. 10 m. 1 d. Nov. 28, 1911, he was married to Ethel Service. They moved to Kansas City, Kans., the following year. To this union were born 4 children: Harry J. Jr., Elnora, Harold, and Jaunita, who with their mother, 3 brothers, and 1 sister, and his mother, are sorrowing because of the departure of a loving , kind, and providing husband and father. Bro. Haag confessed Christ as his Savior last November, from which confession we are assured he departed this life to be forever with the Lord. He was received into the Church upon his sick bed, where he suffered very much, for nearly a year. Service at the home of Bro. Wm. Smith, and at the Argentine Mennonite Church by Bro. R. P. Horst. Text, Jno.11: 25, 26. Interment in the Argentine Cemetery.

Transcriber's note: Jno. is the abbreviation used in the original obituary.

Dombach. ­ Adam H. Dombach died June 3, 1932; aged 77 y. 5 m. 15 d. He was ill only a few days. He was united in marriage to Miriam Brenneman. To this union were born 5 sons and 5 daughters, 2 of whom preceded him in death. Those remaining are his wife, 5 sons, and 3 daughters (Christian, Martin, Ralph, Emma, Lloyd, Mrs. Samuel Harnish, Chester, and Mrs. Harry Sensenig); also 13 grandchildren, 2 brothers, and 1 sister (Harry, Amos, and Mrs. Lizzie Martin). He was a member of the Mennonite Church for many years. He was faithful until the end. Funeral services were held at New Danville, Pa., Church. Burial in the adjoining cemetery. Services were conducted at the home by Bro. Maris Hess (Text, I Cor. 1: 1-25) and at the church by Bro. John Mosemann (Text, Job 10: 25) and Bro. Aaron Harnish (Text, Job 14).

"Praise ye the Lord
That I am freed from all care;
Serve ye the Lord
That my bliss ye may share."
--By the Family.

Roth. ­ Emma Saloma, eldest daughter of Benedict and Nannie (Hartzler) Roth, was born near Bellefontaine, Ohio, July 28, 1897, at which place she died April 27, 1932; aged 34 y. 8 m. 29 d. She was afflicted with epilepsy for 24 years. She was sick but one day, heart trouble causing her death. Remaining with the parents are the following brothers and sisters: Herman, Marion, Benjamin, Elsie and Clara (at home), Mrs. Nelson King of DeGraff, Ohio, and a host of relatives and friends. One brother preceded her in death. She united with the South Union Mennonite Church in her youth, remaining faithful until death. The last few years she spent much of her time reading her Bible. She always enjoyed attending church services but on account of her affliction she could not attend very often the last few years of her life. Funeral services were held at South Union Church, in charge of Bros. A. I. Yoder and Marion Y. King. Burial in cemetery near the church.

"The room is empty now,
Since Emma's gone to rest;
But we our heads do humbly bow,
And say, 'God though it best.'"

Lehman. ­ Edna, daughter of John and Sarah (Schrock) Miller, was born Sept. 7, 1902 in LaGrange, Ind.; died at her home birthplace, June 2, 1932; aged 29 y. 8 m. 25 d. Early in her girlhood she united with the Amish Church to which she remained a faithful and devoted member until death. On Jan. 27, 1921, she united in marriage with Manasses Lehman. To this union were born 4 sons. The immediate cause of death was pneumonia and a weak heart. She was ill only 7 days. All was done that doctors and the best medical service could do. She passed to her reward. She will be greatly missed in the home and neighborhood. We are again vividly reminded that we have no abiding city here, but seek one to come. God's Word tells us this. She leaves a sorrowing husband, 4 sons, father, mother, 4 sisters, and 3 brothers. Three brothers preceded her in death. Many friends and relatives assembled to show their love and respect to the dear departed sister, and to sympathize with the bereaved ones. The funeral service was held at the home by David Christner on June 6, 1932, assisted by Cornelius Christner. Burial in Miller Cemetery.

"We miss thee from our home, dear sister;
We miss thee from thy place.
A shadow o'er our life is cast;
We miss the sunshine of thy face."

Buckwalter. ­ Anna Grace, youngest daughter of Samuel M. and Susan (Kreider) Buckwalter, was born at Newton, Kans., July 20, 1916; passed away at her home in Upland, Calif., May 26, 1932; aged 15 y. 10 m. 6 d. She is survived by her father and mother; 2 sisters (Mrs. Jacob S. Roth and Rosa Ruth); 4 brothers (Irvin B., John K., Amos H., and Allen S.); 2 nieces, and her aged grandparents (Bro. and Sister B. F. Buckwalter of Wellman, Iowa); also many other relatives and friends. At the age of 8 she was converted and united with the Brethren in Christ Church. She was a faithful member to the last, living a consistent life. She became ill in the middle of January, 1931, being bedfast for some seven months. After that she was able to be around and spent much time in her large arm chair gradually wasting away in vitality and strength. But her courage and victory never waned; her faith in God never faltered. She greatly enjoyed reading her Bible and was an inspiration to those who visited her. In the afternoon of May 25, when she realized her end was near, she asked for the song, "Peace Sweet Peace," and called for the family to bid them good-bye, telling each to meet her in heaven. She was conscious until three o'clock in the morning when she peacefully passed away. Funeral services were held May 28 at the Brethren in Christ church, conducted by Bro. Alvin Burkholder, assisted by Bro. B. M. Books. Text, John 14: 1-3.

"Some morning bright we'll meet again
On heaven's happy shore;
Yes, in that land where comes no night,
We'll meet to part no more."

Transcribed by Marcia Bickel, Kansas.

Gospel Herald - Volume XXV, Number 13 - June 30, 1932 ­ page 271, 272.

Steffen. ­ Norman Daniel, infant son of Bro. and Sister Luella Steffen, was born April 24, 1932; was transplanted into the glory world before he saw the light of day. Even though he never budded on earth we know he is blooming in full beauty over yonder. He was buried in the Sonnenburg Cemetery near Dalton, Ohio, April 25, 1932. A short service was held at the grave by Bro. Louis Amstutz.

Graybill. ­ Infant son of J. Paul and Phebe Martin Graybill was born at Philadelphia, Pa., May 29, 1932, and died the following day. Short services were conducted May 31 at the home of his grandparents, Bro. and Sister Joseph S. Graybill, New Holland, Pa., after which the body was laid away in the Weaverland Cemetery. Services conducted by Bros. John W. Weaver. A treasure in heaven.

Hartzler. ­ Elvin Henry Hartzler was born near Fairview, Mich., April 4, 1912; died May 26, 1932; leaving to mourn his sudden death, father and 2 sisters-Mrs. William Rhoads and Eldira, and 1 brother-Russel. His mother and 1 sister preceded him. Elvin and his father were in an accident and he was dragged by a horse for almost a quarter mile. He died one hour later, being conscious until the end, praying that God would save his life. He was a member of the Fairview Church. The funeral was largely attended. It was conducted by the home brethren, Bro. Esch and Bro. Steiner.

"Dearest loved one, we have laid thee
In the peaceful grave's embrace;
But the memory will be cherished
'Till we see thy heavenly face."

Huber. ­Mary A. Huber was born Aug. 11, 1844; died at her home in Martinsville, Pa., June 13, 1932; aged 87 y. 10 m. 2 d. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church until death called her to her home beyond. Her death was due to complications and old age. Her husband and one daughter preceded her to the glory world. Funeral services were held at the home of her niece, Mrs. Isaac B. Harnish, and at the Byerland Mennonite Church, Lancaster, Co., Pa., by Bros. Maris W. Hess and Jacob H. Thomas. Texts, Psa. 90; Job 14; Gal. 5: 5; Rev. 14: 13. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.

"Why should our tears in sorrow flow
When God recalls His own;
And bids them leave a world of woe,
For an immortal crown?"

Kaufman. ­ John N., son of the late Joseph I. and Nancy Sala Kaufman, was born in Somerset Co., Pa., Jan. 23, 1876; died near Davidsville, Pa., May 25, 1932; aged 56 y. 4 m. 2 d. He was married to Annie Hersberger in 1901. She survives with the follwoing children: Carrie, at home; Bertha, wife of Ernest Kalina; Calvin E.; Nona, wife of Drue Ream; Zona, wife of John Zimmerman; Josephine, at home. Four brothers (David, Isaac, William, Joseph), one sister (Amanda), and six grandchildren survive. He was a member of the Lutheran Church for a number of years. Funeral services were conducted in the home and in the Kaufman Church by S. G. Shetler, assisted by Irvin J. Holsopple and Jerome Kaufman. The body was laid away in the Kaufman Cemetery.

Rutt. ­ Susan M. Rutt died Nov. 28, 1931, at her home in New Holland, Pa., after a long illness; aged 67 years. She was a daughter of the late Bishop Jonas H. Martin and Sarah Witwer Martin. She was afflicted with a goitre which brought on dropsy and heart trouble. She had endured much physical suffering, but was very patient until the end. She had a very happy death, which will not be forgotten by her sorrowing family. She was a kind and loving mother and is sadly missed in the home. There remain 5 sons and 2 daughters; also 8 grandchildren. She accepted Christ in her youth, and was a member of the Weaverland Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at Weaverland Church by Bros. Amos Martin and John Sauder.

"No one knows the silent heartache,
Only we who lost can tell
Of the grief that's borne in silence,
For the one we loved so well."

Transcriber's note: "Goitre" was the spelling used in the original obituary.

Yoder. ­ Bro. Leo B., son of Ira C. and Jennie Yoder, was born at Chief, Mich., May 7, 1908; died June 4, 1932; aged 24 y. 27c. At the age of 8 years Leo had an accident and received a fractured skull, which caused him trouble in later years. At the age of 14 that much dreaded disease of epilepsy claimed him as a victim. This was caused by an inward growth, the result of which made it necessary to place him in an institution for treatment, from which he never recovered. His death was caused by being hit by a passenger train near New Castle, Ind. He accepted Christ as his personal Savior in his youth, and in later years became dissatisfied with his Christian experience. Just about a year ago he renewed his baptismal vow and became a member of the Clinton Frame Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at that church, conducted by the home ministers, using as a text, Job 1: 21; also Job 14: 1, which was selected by the family.

"Why should our tears in sorrow flow
When God recalls His own;
And bids them leave a world of woe,
For an immortal crown?"

Hersh. ­ Sylvia Hilt Hersh of Danville, Pa., born Nov. 18, 1861; died June 5, 1932; aged 70 y. 6 m. 17 d. She suffered a great deal during her illness, but bore it all patiently; never murmured nor complained. She was united in marriage to Albert S. Hersh and together they shared life's joys and sorrows for nearly fifty years. She united with the Mennonite Church in younger years and remained faithful until death. She was much concerned for her family. We deeply feel the loss of a kind and loving mother but we know our loss is her gain and may the wise counsel and good advice she gave us be lived out more perfectly in our lives than ever before. One infant son preceded her in death. She is survived by her bereaved husband and these children: Annie E., wife of Aaron R. Hess: Amy R., wife of Benj. L. Herr; Albert H., of New Danville; E. Elizabeth, wife of Elmer R. Heller; and Dorothy M., at the home; also 15 grandchildren and 1 sister (Mrs. Wm. H. Platt), with many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted at the home June 8, by Bro. Aaron Harnish and at the New Danville, Pa., Church by Bros. Jacob Thomas and John Mosemann. She was laid to rest in the cemetery adjoining the church.

"Oh dear mother, how we miss thee
Everywhere we look;
But in heave we hope to greet thee
If we're faithful to the Book."
-In loving remembrance, The Family.

Brenneman. ­ Pre. Adam H. Brenneman was born near East Union, Wayne Co., O., Aug. 28, 1843. He peacefully fell asleep in Jesus at the home of his daughter, Sarah, near Marshallville, O., June 14, 1932. His days were more than 18 years beyond the time allotted to man, thus making his age 88 y. 9m. 16 d. On Oct. 3, 1865, he was united in marriage to Mary C. Shoup of Mt. Eaton, O., who departed this life April 10, 1911. To this union were born 5 daughters (Barbara, Mary Lydia Ann (deceased), Sarah, and Nancy), and 1 son (Benjamin). These, with 2 sisters, 7 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren, survive. In his early years he gave his heart to Jesus and his hand to the Martin Mennonite Church. In the month of November, 1876, he was ordained deacon of the Church, which office he filled faithfully. In June, 1881, the Lord called him to go forth and preach the Gospel. He humbly yielded to the will of his Master, and as long as health permitted, he was very active in his work, and faithful to his charge. Thus closes the earthly career of a faithful brother who served the same church in the capacity of minister for about 50 years. While we as members of the Church, the home, and the family very keenly feel our loss by his passing on, yet in humble submission to the will of our heavenly Father, we bow and say, "Not ours but Thy will be done." Funeral services were held from the home of his daughter, Nancy, on June 16, and at the Martin Church by I. J. Buckwalter and I. W. Royer. Interment in Martin Church Cemetery.

Shetler. ­ Maggie Jane, daughter of Jacob W. and the late Catherine (Blough) Kaufman, was born near Davidsville, Pa., April 23, 1876; died in the Mercy Hospital, Johnstown, Pa., June 14, 1932; aged 56 y. 1 m. 22 d. She was married to S. G. Shetler, Jan. 13, 1891, at Krings, Pa., the late Bish. Jonas Blauch officiating. To this union were born the following children: Luella, wife of Harry E. Miller of Springs, Pa.; Rosella, wife of John M. Bachman of Creston, Mont.; Goldie, wife of John Sala of Johnstown, Pa.; Margaret, wife of Calvin E. Kaufman of Johnstown, Pa.; Sanford, at the home, married to Florence Young just nine days before his mother's death; Ralph and Rena (twins) born and died in 1899. Besides the husband and children, she is survived by ten grandchildren, father, step-mother and the following brothers and sister: James Norman, missionary in India; Amos A. of South Fork Pa.; Harry B. of Johnstown, Pa; Mrs. Vinne Confer of Davidsville, Pa. She and her husband were baptized in the Stahl Church, Dec. 13, 1890. Before and after her operation for cancer, she made all her funeral arrangements and prayed that God might release her from this world. She smiled as she fell peacefully asleep. Further details of her sickness and death will be given in a separate article by the children. Funeral services were conducted in the home and in the Stahl Church by J. Irvin Lehman of Chambersburg, assisted by L. A. Blough and W. C. Hershberger. Her funeral was the largest ever held in the Stahl Church. Over 700 could not get into the church, and were counted as they passed into the building while viewing the remains. The total present is estimated between 1400 and 1600. The body was laid away in the family plot of the Stahl Cemetery. Peace to her ashes.

Transcribed by Marcia Bickel, Kansas.

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