Baughman. - Arthur Hal, son of A. P. and Mamie Baughman,
Edwards, Mo., died Aug. 18, 1934; aged 7 y. 6 m. 3 d. He leaves
father, mother, a brother, and sister to mourn his early departure.
It is a comfort to know that Hal has gone to be with Jesus whom
he was taught to love. Funeral services were conducted by J. P.
-------- J. P. Brubaker.
Thomas. - John Thomas was born in Somerset Co., Pa., March 22, 1855; died in Johnstown, Pa., of pneumonia, Jan. 9, 1934; aged 78 y. 9 m. 14 d. He is survived by his wife, 5 sons, 1 daughter, 2 brothers, 1 sister, and many other relatives and friends. Two sons and 1 daughter preceded him in death. He was a member of the Lutheran church for many years, but since living in the city attended the Evangelical church. Funeral services in the home and in the St. Thomas Lutheran church near Hooversville, Pa., by S. G. Shetler, assisted by R. T. Shilling and __ Baer. Interment in the Lutheran cemetery.
Veil. - Alvin E., son of Ralph L. and Susan (Weaver) Veil, was born in Scalp Level, Pa., Jan. 6, 1902; died Aug. 15, 1934; aged 32 y. 7 m. 9 d. He was killed almost instantly in an automobile accident. He is survived by his parents, with whom he resided, and the following brothers and sisters: Geo. L., Charles, and Margaret (wife of Geo. Wiesheier) of Scalp Level; Mary (wife of Chauncey Miller) of Johnstown, R. 2; Ruth (wife of Hugo Vitzenty) of Johnstown, R. D. 4 ; and Grace at home. This was a very loud call to the entire community to be ready for the death messenger. Funeral services were conducted at the Weaver Mennonite Church near Johnstown, by Brethren Hiram Wingard and Alex Weaver. Burial in the adjoining cemetery. Text, Prov. 27:1.
Willard. - John B., son of Charles and Carnie (Walker) Willard, was born May 1, 1864, in Ohio, but has lived in and near Elkhart, Ind., since boyhood days. He died of cancer at the home of his son, Noah D., Elkhart, Ind., Aug. 21, 1934; aged 70 y. 3 m. 20 d. He is survived by his wife, (Amanda Kathryn), his children, (Noah and Irvin J. of Elkhart; Mrs. John Eberly of South Bend, Ind.; Jerry of Wakarusa, Ind.; and Mrs. Roy Schrock of Jones, Mich.) One daughter, (Dorothy), preceded him in death. There are 19 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. About two months ago he was converted, left a good testimony and was received into church fellowship Sunday, Aug. 5. While it is a joy to see a soul saved, it is sad to see a life wasted. Funeral was held at the Prairie Street Church, Aug. 24, by J. S. Hartzler and C. A. Shank. Burial at Bristol, Ind.
Harkins. - Elmer E., son of Daniel and Hannah Harkins was born Dec. 23, 1892, at New Providence; died after an illness of two and one half weeks (of trichinosis) at the Lanc. General Hospital, May 9, 1934; aged 41 y. 4 m. 17 d. On Dec. 20, 1917, he was united in marriage to Alice Graham. To them were born two children (Edwin and Horace). His wife and two children were patients in the hospital at the time of his death, suffering from the same disease. At the age of 14 he accepted Christ and became a member of the Mennonite Church. He was a faithful member until the time of his marriage, after which he and his companion united with the Reformed Mennonite Church. During his illness be manifested a spirit of gratitude and great patience. In the midst of suffering he always had a smile for every one. An expression of peace and contentment could be seen on his face. He was resigned to God's will, whether it be to get well soon, to suffer a while, or to go Home if God saw fit to call him to Himself. Besides his wife and two children, he is survived by his parents and six sisters. Funeral services were held May 12 at his parents' home in charge of Bro. John Mosemann (Text, Rom. 5:1) and at Longnecker's Reformed Mennonite Church by Bro. Jacob Kreider (Text, Matt. 7:21).
"O the days are not many, the days are not long,
Till a voice bids me look above;
And I'll enter my mansion to dwell with that throng
Of redeemed ones in glory who sing a new song,
In the beautiful land of love."
Shantz. - David, son of Isaac and Elizabeth (Schneider) Shantz, was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., Jan. 31, 1846; died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Henry Koerner, near Cullom, Ill., July 22, 1934; aged 88 y. 5 m. 22 d. He enjoyed good health most of his life, except that he was quite deaf for many years, until his last illness, a year ago in January. He submitted to a minor operation at that time, recovering to reasonable health until about April 1 of this year. He was united in marriage Feb. 25, 1892, to Elizabeth Wenger of Harrisonburg, Va., who survives. There are also five children: John of West Liberty, Ohio; Sadie (Mrs. Henry Koerner) of Cullom, Ill.; Alvin (twin) of Chicago; Earl (twin) of Scotsville, N. Y.; and Mary (Mrs. Wm. Wenger) of West Liberty, Ohio. Besides those of his own family, he leaves many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. He was the last member of his father's family to pass. When he was about 12 years old he moved with his parents to Illinois, locating near Cullom in 1864, at which place he lived most of his life. They moved to Marion, Ohio, in 1919, and to West Liberty in the fall of 1926, returning again to Cullom on Dec. 25, 1930. He united with the Mennonite Church at Cullom when the church was still young, and remained a faithful member. He did not say much, but was always ready to help along in the work of the church. Funeral services were conducted July 25 at the home, followed by services at the church, by Bro. J. W. Davis of Flanagan, and Bro. J. A. Heiser of Fisher. The text was taken from the first part of John 14. He was laid to rest at West Lawn Cemetery near Cullom.
"Rest on, dear father, your labors are o'er;
Your willing hands will toil no more;
A faithful father, kind and true,
No friend on earth we'll find like you."
Petersheim. - Christian K., son of William and Susanna Petersheim, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., March 4, 1852; died July 2, 1934, at the home of William Smoker (a nephew), near Atglen, Pa.; aged 82 y. 3 m. 28 d. When a young man he moved with his parents to Tennessee, but soon returned to Pennsylvania, where he spent most of his life. He was the eighth of a family of ten children to pass to the eternal world. He complied with the command of God to "eat the bread by the sweat of his brow." He always tried to do what he could. Even though feeble the last few years, he never complained, but patiently waited till the Lord called him home. He was bedfast only 10 days. Then without a sound or struggle he quietly passed away. While living here with us for the last 41/2 years he seldom left the home, which makes us feel a vacancy, and if we were away he always met us cheerfully on our return. He enjoyed singing and having the Word of God read to him, and often expressed a desire to leave this world. He is survived by two brothers (Gideon, of New Holland, Pa., and Rufus of West Liberty, Ohio) ; also a number of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. He will be remembered by his quiet and unassuming life which he lived. He was a member of the Mennonite Church, in which faith he died. Funeral services were conducted at his late home with further services at the Millwood church near Gap, Pa., by John A. Kennel and A. B. Stoltzfus. Text, Heb. 4:9. Interment in cemetery near by.
"There is rest for the weary-worn traveler,
Footsore from earth's travels below;
No pain there, neither suffering, nor sorrow;
But all through the endless tomorrow
To enjoy the presence of Jesus
Forever through the long, endless ages."
Bontrager. - Clarence A., son of Andrew F. and Fannie
Bontrager, was born near Yoder, Kans., Feb. 2, 1902; died at the
home of his parents, near Haven, Kans., Aug. 9, 1934; aged 32
y. 6 m. 7 d. At the age of 17 he gave his heart to the Lord, and
united with the Yoder Mennonite Church. In Oct., 1927, nearly
seven years ago, he was ordained to the ministry to serve the
Mennonite congregation near Gulfport, Miss. After two years of
faithful service, he moved home and loyally taught the Word of
God at the Yoder and Hutchinson congregations. He obtained a school
near Weatherford, Okla., and was attending Southwestern State
Teacher's College at Weatherford, Okla. On the evening of July
16, 1934, while taking exercises with another young man, he fell,
breaking his neck and injuring his spinal cord. From then on he
was paralyzed from his arms down, in which state he suffered the
remaining twenty-four days of his
life. Immediately after the accident occurred, he was taken to the City Hospital at Clinton, Okla., where he was examined by a Clinton doctor, and a specialist from Oklahoma City, who pronounced his case hopeless. After a period of seven days at the Clinton Hospital, he was taken to a hospital in Weatherford, and placed under the care of other doctors, who also said his case was hopeless. After being there a few days, Clarence expressed his desire to be taken to his parents' home. He was brought home and placed under the care of a special nurse and home doctors, assisted by relatives and friends. After spending fourteen days at home, he peacefully passed away. Soon after the accident occurred, his parents rushed to the hospital and stayed by his side, caring for him all during his suffering. He was conscious most of the time, until the last few days. All during his illness he greeted his many visiting friends with a smile, bearing his suffering very patiently. He often expressed his willingness to submit to God's will. He enjoyed having the Word of God read to him. He often prayed, sometimes sang. One of his songs was "Must Jesus Bear the Cross Alone." He quoted many Scripture verses. While he was unconscious sometimes he would give a talk in Young People's Meeting, or partly preach a sermon, with a very pleasant smile on his face. He made his own funeral arrangements which were as follows: Devotion was conducted by Bro. Leander Kiem, at the home, in German, and by Bro. Alva Swartzendruber of Weatherford, Okla., at the church, in English, both reading the Scripture, II Tim. 4. The sermon was preached by Milo Kauffman of Hesston, Kans., and Bro. Harry Diener of the home congregation. Texts, Eccl. 8:8; Rev. 21:4. A large number of people attended the funeral. Services were also held in the basement of the church, in charge of Bro. L. 0. King. He leaves father, mother, 5 brothers and 8 sisters: Barbara (wife of Menno Chupp) of Chateau, Okla.; Edward and Mattie (wife of Eli Gingerich) of Hazleton, Iowa; William, Anna (wife of Fred Yoder), Fannie (wife of Ammon Troyer), and Edna (wife of Orie Yoder) of Hutchinson, Kans.; Mary (wife of John Miller) of Conway Springs, Kans.; Andrew of Haven, Kans., and Amelia, David, Ida, and Enos at home; all of whom were present at the funeral. Clarence was the first of our family to leave. He was always strong and healthy until the day of his accident. It was hard to see him leave, but we do not mourn as for those who have no hope. We trust our earthly loss is his eternal gain.
"Deep in our hearts lies a picture
Of a loved one laid to rest;
In memory framed we will keep it,
Because he was one of the best.
Friends may think we have forgotten,
When at times they see us smile,
But they little know the heartache
That the smile hides all the while." -A Sister.
Transcribed by Carl Metzler, Indiana
Gospel Herald - Vol. XXVII, No. 24 - September 13 1934 - pages 531, 532
Elliot. - Enos S. Elliot was born Jan. 23, 1866; died Sept. 2, 1934; aged 68 y. 7 m. 10 d. Being an invalid for the last few years, he was gentle, patient, longsuffering, awaiting his change which came unexpectedly Sunday morning. His very active, busy life closed, mourned by a host of relatives, neighbors, and friends who witnessed his practical, consistent, Christian life. Services and burial at the Millersville, Pa., Mennonite Church, the home ministers officiating. Texts, I Cor. 15:55; II Cor. 5:1.
Weber. - Israel B. Weber was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., and died suddenly April 3, 1934; aged 68 years. Death was due to a cerebral hemorrhage. He was a member of the Metzler Mennonite Church near Akron, Pa. Surviving are his wife (who was Hettie Wenger before marriage), 4 children (David of Philadelphia, Mahlon of Hamburg, Annie -- wife of Christian High of Farmersville, and Amos at home), 12 grandchildren, and 1 half-sister (Mrs. Daniel Stauffer of Murrel). Funeral services were held on April 6, 1934 at Metzlers Church in charge of Brethren Eli Souder and John Souder. Burial in the Pike Mennonite Cemetery.
Tinsler. - William Calvin Tinsler was born in Marshallville, Ohio, Feb. 22, 1868; died Aug. 31, 1934; aged 66 y. 6 m. 9 d. On Nov. 2, 1898, he was married to __ Hauenstein, to which union one child was born. After the death of his wife he was married the second time to Clara Conrad. On Aug. 12, 1934, he was baptized and received as a member of the Pleasant View Mennonite Church near Bowdil, Ohio. Though his life in the service of his Master was short, yet he gave wonderful testimonies for Jesus. Funeral services were conducted Sept. 2 at his late home in Marshallville. Interment in Pleasant Cemetery. Services conducted by I. J. Buchwalter.
Cassel. - Barbara (Heckendorn) Cassel passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Thomas, Windsor, Ont., Aug. 24, 1934, in her 69th year. She leaves 6 sons and 4 daughters: Anna, Lake Adasa, Mich.; Elroy, Capac, Mich.; George, Elma, N. Y.; Fanny, Canlachie, Ont.; Milton, Bridgeville, Ont.; Earl and Clister, New Orleans, La.; Pearl, Kitchener, Ont.; Lily and Vernon, Windsor, Ont.; also 3 brothers and 4 sisters: Moses, Breslau; Israel and Noah, Oregon; Mrs. Nancy Underwood, Breslau; Mrs. George Hallman, New Dundee, Ont.; Mrs. Ezra Geiger, Breslau, and Mrs. John Brubacher, Selinsgrove, Pa. The funeral was held Aug. 27, from Schreiters undertaking parlors, Kitchener, to Cressman Mennonite Church, Breslau, for service, and adjoining cemetery for burial. Oscar Burkholder, minister in charge. Text, I Cor. 15:51,52.
Weaver. - Sister Lydia A., wife of Bro. Benj. F. Weaver near Weaverland, Pa., died of complications Aug., 16, 1934. She was a faithful and devoted member of the Mennonite Church. Besides her husband, she is survived by one daughter (Mary, wife of Bro. Abram Zeiset). Sister Lydia was of a meek and humble disposition, a good wife and a loving mother. She waited on her aged mother for a number of years, endeavoring to do all within her power to make the last days of her aged mother pleasant and happy, giving her a good home and the very best of care until her own health gave way. Her mother was then taken to her only sister (Mrs. Moses Weaver). She is also survived by the following brothers: Samuel, Benjamin, Joseph, Harry, and Ivan, all of East Earl Township. Age: 60 y. 8 m. 13 d.
Transcriber's note: By the following obituary, Lydia (above) had maiden name Zimmerman.
Zimmerman. - Sister Mary G., widow of Joseph M. Zimmerman, died of complications at the home of her daughter Mrs. Moses W. Weaver of Weaverland, Pa., Aug. 17, 1934; aged 86 y. 21 d. She was for many years a faithful member of the Mennonite Church at Weaverland. For a number of years she was confined to her bed. She leaves the sons and daughter mentioned in preceding obituary. Before grandmother died arrangements for her daughters funeral were already made. Both were laid away on Sunday afternoon, Aug. 19. Services at the house by Bro. John M. Sauder and at Weaverland by Bros. I. B. Good and John W. Weaver. This unusual occurrence brought together between 1500 and 1800 people. Both mother and daughter were of such friendly and loving dispositions that a large number of sympathizing friends came together to show the last tributes of respect as the two caskets containing the remains were laid away in the silent city of the dead. J. W. W.
Hardsock. - Clarence Hardsock was born Apr. 11, 1915; died Sept. 1, 1934 ; aged 19 y. 4 m. 20 d. Clarence was sorely afflicted for about 5 years. It was nearly a year that he was bedfast. He could lie only on his back for several months. He had typhoid fever which poisoned his system and left his body full of running sores. He bore his sufferings patiently. In response to "Well, how are you to-day?" he would say "Oh, I'm all right." He found his Savior in July, was baptized and received into Church fellowship a few weeks ago. We believe he died trusting in his Savior and that he now has a new body free from pain and is beholding the glory of Jesus. He is survived by his parents and 9 brothers and sisters (Edward, Crawford, Margie, Harry, Naomi, Mary, Delva, Weldon, David). Funeral services were conducted in the home and in the Mennonite Church at Pond Bank by Harvey E. Shank. Text, Rom. 8:18. He was buried in the cemetery adjoining the church. Peace to his ashes.
Culp. - Elizabeth W., eldest daughter of Jacob and Lydia Culp, was born June 14, 1849, in Mahoning Co., Ohio; died Aug. 21, 1934, at the home of her sister, Mrs. Lydia A. Spanabel, in Columbiana, Ohio; aged 85 y. 2 m. 7 d. Deceased was a lifelong resident of Mahoning and Columbiana Counties, living at all times a peaceable, quiet, unassuming life, giving her life as a living sacrifice for the good of others which was her reasonable service. Many years ago she accepted Jesus Christ as her Savior, uniting with the Midway Mennonite Church. She stedfastly kept the faith and faithfully continued unto the end in the service of the Master until the Lord said, "It is enough, come up higher, for thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things. Enter thou into the joys of thy Lord." Funeral services were held at the Midway Mennonite Church Aug. 23 in charge of Bros. E. M. Detwiler and A. J. Steiner. Text, II Cor. 4:18. Deceased leaves 2 sisters (Mrs. Lydia A. Spanabel and Mrs. Amanda Feicht of Columbiana), 1 brother (J. L. Culp, Salem, Ohio) and several nephews and nieces, together with a large circle of friends and neighbors to mourn their loss.
Transcriber's note: "stedfastly" is spelled as in the original.
Weimer. - Henry R. Weimer was born in Juniata Co., Pa., Jan. 11, 1854; died at his home in Canton, Ohio, Aug. 1, 1934; aged 80 y. 6 m. 20 d. On May 30, 1878, he was united in marriage to Elizabeth Risser. To this union were born seven children, all of whom survive (Mrs. Nicholas Uebelhart, Mrs. John Roose, Mrs. Homer Goeler, Lybrand Weimer, Otto Weimer, all of Canton; Mrs. Homer Herron, of Chicago and Henry Weimer, of Dalton, Ohio). Years ago he united with the Mennonite Church, and for many years was a faithful member of the Canton Mennonite Church. He was for years one who could be counted upon to attend whenever possible the various services, and held different offices in the work of the Church and Sunday school. He served for some time as Sunday school superintendent, as Church trustee, and as a member of the local mission board. During the past year his strength gave way. He was not bedfast for any length of time. He went to bed the last evening of his life, and soon thereafter became very ill, suffering a stroke. and dying the next morning. He had frequently expressed a desire to go to be at rest. He is survived by his widow, aged 85, by his 7 children, 11 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Aug. 4 at the home and at the church. Bro. 0. N. Johns, assisted by the brethren I. J. Buchwalter, Wm. G. Detweiler, and C. Z. Yoder, officiated. Interment in West Lawn Cemetery.
Myers. - William H., son of the late John and Mary Ann Miller Myers was born in Miami Co., Ind., Sept. 11, 1874; died at his home near Greentown, Ind., Aug. 27, 1934; aged 59 y. 11 m. 16 d. He had been ill for several months and had spent some time in hospitals in Moorsville and Indianapolis, yet his death was a great shock to his relatives and friends. He spent his entire life in Howard and Miami counties. On May 24, 1898, he was united in marriage to Jemima Lantz. He united with the Mennonite Church in early youth and had served the Howard-Miami congregation as church trustee and as Sunday school teacher. Because of his executive ability, his services were much in demand in the Church and community. He was especially known for his sympathetic attitude both in the home and community life. His parents, a sister (Nettie), and 2 sons (John and Loren), preceded him in death. He leaves 6 daughters and 2 sons, namely: Mrs. Polly Zook, Bluffton, Ind.; and Veryl, Mrs. Velma Goudy, Mrs. Veda Roth, Mrs. Ruth Richey, Mrs. Ruby Zook, Carl, and Annagene, all of the vicinity; also 18 grandchildren. There also survive a step-mother (Mrs. J. K. Livingstone), 4 half-brothers (Riley, Melvin, Paul and Ralph), a half-sister (Mrs. Harvey Bird), a foster sister (Mrs. Ella Mishler of Shipshewana, Ind.), and a foster son (Delbert Myers of Sweetzers, Ind.). The funeral services were held Aug. 30 at the Howard-Miami Church. The services were in charge of Joseph S. Horner and Jacob K. Bixler. Text, I Cor. 15:53-57. Burial in the Shrock Cemetery east of the Church.
Zein. - Henry S. Zein was born Jan. 16, 1855 in Illinois; died Aug. 9, 1934, after a long period of illness; aged 79 y. 6 m. 25 d. He lived his entire life in the city of Peoria and vicinity. He was one of the early settlers who contributed to the growth and development of Peoria and its community by his energetic life as a man of honest labor and home-builder. To the speaker he has expressed his regret several times for the many failures that he has made, and that he has not always made the best use of the opportunities that he had. For many years he has been a member of the Mennonite Church, and has been interested in the development of a Christian life. The last few weeks he talked quite freely concerning the nearness of his departure and seemed to find it a means of joy to give his testimony of his peace with God and that he was ready and waiting to meet his Christ in Glory. He greatly enjoyed to hear the reading of God's Word and the inspiration of Gospel songs and hymns. Frequently he would ask for a privilege to enjoy the reading of God's Word and an exposition on it. The Church joins the family and loved ones in the mourning of the loss of a father, companion, and brother who died a peaceful death and went to his eternal reward. He was married Oct. 21, 1884, to Johanna Krause. To this union were born 4 children. Surviving are the widow, 1 daughter (Mrs. Charles Waughop of Peoria), 3 sons (Elick of Metamora, Ill., and Henry and Frank of Glasford, Ill.), 2 sisters (Mrs. Ida Alberts and Ellen Allen of Peoria), 1 brother (Alfred Zein of Chicago), 10 grandchildren, and a host of friends.
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Stull. - Susan Stull, aged about 75 yrs., died July 27, 1934. She was buried July 30 in the Brownsville Cemetery near Pond Bank, Pa. Services were conducted at the house by Harvey E. Shank.
Bumbaugh. - Lina Bumbaugh of Mont Alto, Pa., was born April 6, 1886; died July 3, 1934; aged 48 y. 2 m. 27 d. She was afflicted with cancer. Her sufferings were severe. She bore it all patiently and praised God that she was afflicted; for she said, had it not been for her affliction she would probably have been lost. But she found her Savior, was baptized and received into the Methodist Church of Mont Alto. She is survived by her husband, two children, many relatives and friends. Services were conducted at the house by Harvey E. Shank and __ Gould. The body was laid to rest in the Mont Alto Cemetery.
Landis. - Peter R., fourth son of the late Henry L. and Catherine (Reist) Landis, was born Oct. 24, 1852, on the parents' homestead near Landis Valley, in the vicinity of which he spent his whole life. On Nov. 24, 1874, he was married to Priscilla Brubaker. This home was blessed with five children. One died in infancy and another (Emlin), after a brief period of usefulness in the Master's service, preceded his father to his Father's house on March 24, 1931. The surviving ones besides his widow are Walter of Neffsville, Bessie and Pierce at home. He was born again in November, 1929, and before health failed he experienced what it is to walk with the Lord. How glad we were when we saw age creeping upon Bro. Peter that he beforehand had this testimony that he pleased God. So today we sorrow not as those who have no hope. He passed into the Great Beyond on Aug. 28, 1934; aged 81 y. 10 m. 4 d. Services were conducted at the house and the Landis Valley Church on the 31st with Brethren Ira D. Landis and John W. Weaver in charge. Text, I Jno. 3:1-3. Interment in the adjoining cemetery, awaiting the resurrection morn.
Schmitt. - Abraham Schmitt of Baden, Ont., was born March 16, 1889. He was married to Clara Barbara Snyder March 5, 1919. This union was blessed with 1 son (Harold). For several months his health was failing. He suffered intensely with a complication of diseases but bore it all with Christian fortitude. "My grace is sufficient for thee," was verified in his sickness and suffering. Although his body was racked with pain he could still raise his voice in song and often requested his family and friends to sing for him. On Sept. 1 he peacefully fell asleep in Jesus, aged 45 y. 5 m. 15 d. He leaves his deeply bereaved companion and Harold, parents, 3 brothers, 3 sisters, and many other relatives and friends. May God comfort and sustain the bereaved family. Funeral services were conducted Sept. 4 by Orphen Wismer, Moses Yantzi, and Manasseh Hallman at the Schantz Church near Baden. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
"We loved you and no tongue can tell
How much we loved you and how well;
Christ loved you too and thought it best
To take you home with Him to rest."
Hess. - Catherine, wife of Henry Hess, died at her home in Martieville, Pa., Aug. 13, 1934 ; aged 63 y. 5 m. 12 d. Besides her husband she is survived by these step- children: Mrs. Harry S. Brenneman, New Danville; Jacob Hess, West Willow; Edna Hess, at home; Howard Hess and J. Huber Hess, Martieville; Mrs. Edwin Gochnauer, Rohrerstown; and Andrew Hess, Lancaster. One sister (Mrs. Barbara Rice), also one brother (Henry Warfel) survive. Mother was in failing health for the past year and often expressed her desire to be at rest, which came very unexpectedly to the family and coummunity in which she lived. Funeral services were held Aug. 16 at the home by Bro. Jacob Harnish (text, Prov. 31:10) and at the River Corner Mennonite Church by Bro. John Mosemann (part of I Cor. 15), and Jacob Harnish. The body was laid to rest beside her first husband (John E. Good) who had preceded her in death 13 years.
"Mother, dear, your wish is granted
Sorrow, pain, and grief are o'er;
But we hope some day to meet you
Over on the other shore."
Schantz. - Joseph Schantz was born in Regensburg, Germany, Nov. 26, 1856; died July 23, 1934, of a lingering illness, being bedfast since last November. Age 77 y. 7 m. 23 d. He leaves a sorrowing wife (Elizabeth Hage), 4 sons (Chris, Arthur, Edwin and Daniel), 5 daughters (Bertha -- Mrs. Aaron Birky and Anna -- Mrs. John Nafziger of Hopedale, Ill.; Lizzie -- Mrs. Jonas Birky of Kouts, Ind.; Martha and Esther at home). A daughter (Katie Ehrisman) and 3 sons (Joe and 2 infant sons) preceded him in death. Surviving are 3 brothers (Andrew, Peter, and Daniel of Hydro, Okla.), 2 brothers and 2 sisters in Germany, 20 grandchildren and many other relatives and friends. He came from Germany in 1886, moving with his wife to Minnesota on a homestead for several years, also living in Iowa and Oklahoma for some years. In the spring of 1911 they with their family came to Beemer, Neb., where they resided until they moved to their present home near Wisner, Neb., in 1915. He was ordained to the ministry in Ingelstaat, Germany in 1884, serving faithfully as long as health permitted. He often expressed a desire to leave this world, but never had much pain and was blessed with a good memory until the end.
Mellinger. - Josiah H. Mellinger of near Strasburg, Lancaster Co., Pa., was born Nov. 6, 1862; died June 18, 1934; aged 71 y. 6 m. 18 d. He died of injuries resulting by accidentally falling through an open trap door a distance of about 9 feet to the floor below. His son, Jason, and two other men were near him when he fell. They hastened below and found him in an unconscious condition. He was taken to the Lancaster General Hospital where he died a few hours later without any signs of consciousness. All that loving hands and professional services could do seemed to be of no avail. His wife (who before marriage was Annie L. Herr) preceded him in death 15 years. He is survived by 2 sons (Amos H. and Jason H. of near Strasburg, Pa.), 2 daughters (Elizabeth E. -- wife of H. Landis Bair, and Anna E. Mellinger, both of Brownstown, Pa.), 9 grandchildren and 1 brother (Elias E. Mellinger of Soudersburg, Pa.). He was a man of pleasing personality and is greatly missed by his family. His sudden passing leaves a vacancy in the family which cannot be filled. He is greatly missed in the community as well. The hearts of the family and all near friends are greatly saddened because of the occurrence, but by God's grace we want to humbly bow in submission to God's will and trust in Him who fulfills His promises. We have the promise that if we are faithful we can meet him again with all the other loved ones who have gone before. He was for many years a member of the Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held June 21 at the home of his son (Jason H.) where he lived. Services conducted by Bro. Jacob H. Mellinger at the home and at the Strasburg Mennonite Church by Bros. Jacob H. Harnish and Abram L. Martin. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
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Patterson. - Richard Dean, infant son of Ambrose and Cora Patterson, was born Sept. 3, 1934; died the following day. He leaves his sorrowing parents and one sister, Lois Marie. Short services were held at the home, in charge of Walter Lehman. Text, Job 1:21. Burial at the Chambersburg Mennonite Cemetery.
"Just a line of sweet remembrance,
Just a memory, fond and true,
Just a token of love's devotion,
That our hearts still long for you."
Hersh. - Bernice Irene, only child of Frank and Irene Hersh, was born Dec. 25. 1932; died Sept. 10, 1934, of a leaking heart. There remain her parents, her grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Paul Good), at whose home she lived, near Bowmansville, Pa., also Mr. and Mrs. Harris Hersh, and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Sept. 13, by Isaac Geigly, at the house, and at the Bowmansville Mennonite Church, by G. G. Horning and M. G. Gehman. Text selected by parents, Mark 10:14.
Kirkendall. - Richard Stanley, son of Evert and Ada Kirkendall, was born Dec. 3, 1929; departed this life Sept. 13, 1934; aged 4 y. 9 m. 10 d. He leaves to mourn his early departure father, mother and 2 brothers, Robert and Darrel. One brother, Gerald, preceded him in death. He also leaves his 2 grandmothers, Mrs. Noah Kirkendall and Mrs. Simon G. Shenk and many friends and relatives. Funeral services were held Sept. 15, conducted at the house by 0. B. Shenk and at the Salem Church by Ben B. King, assisted by Gabriel Brunk. Burial at the Salem Cemetery.
Wismer. - Daniel Wismer, son of the late Bishop Daniel Wismer, was born in Waterloo Twp., Jan. 31, 1860; died at the Kitchener-Waterloo Hospital Sept. 5, 1934, as a result of a fractured hip and pneumonia developing later. He leaves 2 sons and 1 daughter, his wife and 1 son having predeceased him. Bro. Wismer accepted Christ as his Savior a little over two years ago at the age of seventy-two. There was a remarkable change in his life, and he found much joy in the service of his Lord. Funeral services were held at the First Mennonite Church, Kitchener, on Sept. 7 in charge of the brethren Jesse B. Martin and Oscar Burkholder.
Ray. - Sister Suie Ray, wife of Uriah Ray, was born May 19, 1883; entered into rest Aug. 6, 1934; aged 51 y. 2 m. 17 d. Surviving are her husband, one son, Phares, at home; and two sisters, Emma (wife of Willis Detwiler), with whom they made their home; and Annie (wife of Samuel Weaver of Mt. Joy, Pa.). She was a member of the Chestnut Hill Mennonite Church for a number of years. She suffered much the last few weeks, but bore it with patience. Now her suffering is over, and we hope she is at the place where pain and sickness is not known. Services were held from her late home, near Oyster Point, on Thursday, Aug. 9, with further services at the Silver Spring U. B. Church, by Seth E. Ebersole, using for a text, Amos 4:12. Interment in the Silver Spring Cemetery.
Troyer. - Lyle Troyer, infant son of Joe and Clara Troyer, was born Sept. 2, 1934; departed this life Sept. 3, 1934. Little Lyle leaves to mourn his short stay with us, his father and mother, 2 sisters (Dolores and Wynona), 2 brothers (Maynard and Lawrence), 2 grandfathers and 2 grandmothers, besides many other relatives and friends. Services were held on Sept. 4, at the home and at the cemetery, conducted by Fred Reeb and Ben Schlegel.
"Our hearts yearn for little Lyle;
We'll see him after while,
When our life's work is done,
And every victory won,
He'll greet us with a smile."
Landis. - Clara B. Landis, daughter of the late John and Mary Landis, was born April 11, 1881; died at the home of Jacob B. Harnish, near East Petersburg, Pa., June 21, 1934; aged 53 y. 2 m. 10 d. She is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Elmer, Benjamin, and Lottie, of East Petersburg; Lizzie (wife of Stephen Boschnogel, of Lancaster, R. 4). Funeral services were held June 24, 1934, from the Harnish home, with further services at the East Petersburg Mennonite Church, of which she was a member for many years. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
"We miss thee, loving sister;
We miss thee from our home;
But because we saw thee suffering,
We're glad Christ called thee home." -By the Family.
Whitcher. - Olive Alma, daughter of Walter E. and Emma T. Whitcher, was born in Stonyford, Calif., Oct. 7, 1909; died Sept. 9, 1934; aged 24 y. 11 m. 2 d. At the age of ten years she united with the Church of the Brethren and lived an active Christian life until her death, usually filling some active office in the S. S. and young people's meeting. She was afflicted with asthma since the age of 5, but even in her greatest suffering was always cheerful and, whenever able, was doing something for some one else. She is survived by her mother and step-father, Bro. and Sister C. M. Whisler, 1 sister (Pearl), 2 brothers (Carol and Forest), and 2 step-sisters. Funeral services were held at the Methodist Church, Falfurrias, Tex., by H. F. Reist, assisted by __ Day. Text, Psa. 119:105 was used, as this was one of three verses found written an the fly leaf of her Bible. Interment in nearby cemetery.
Hertzler. - Paul Melvin, son of Melvin and Susie (Shenk)
Hertzler, was born at Elverson, Pa., Sept. 8, 1931; died Aug.
17, 1934; aged 2 y. 11 m. 9 d. Death was caused by strychnine
poisoning from swallowing a number of alophen liver tablets which
he and his brother found on a shelf. It seemed to us that little
Paul was needed to complete our family circle, but Jesus wanted
him in the circle over there, and so we are satisfied and rejoice,
even in the midst of our sorrow, because Paul is safe for all
eternity. He is survived by his parents, 2 brothers (Daniel and
Truman), 2 sisters (Katherine and Martha), 3 grandparents, and
many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted
at the home Aug. 20 by Bro. Christian Kurtz, and at the Conestoga
A. M. Church by Bros. David Yoder and John S. Mast.
-By the Parents.
Martin. - Adin Martin was born in Mahoning Co., Ohio, Dec. 28, 1901; died very suddenly Aug. 8, 1934. He with his parents, Amos Martins, located in Lancaster Co., Pa., in 1926. Two years later he came to Los Angeles, Calif., where he resided most of the time since. On Aug. 8 he with others went to Long Beach for a day's outing. On going in the water he was suddenly stricken and went down. When rescued he was dead. Adin was very active in the work of the Lord and was burdened for the lost. For a time he was President of the "Bible Institute" Fisherman's Club their motto being what Jesus said, "Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men." Why one so useful and in the prime of life was called is hard to understand. God makes no mistakes. His will be done. He leaves father, mother, 2 brothers, and a host of relatives and friends. Burial on Aug. 15 at New Holland, Pa.
Cressman. - Maria B. Snyder was born near Hespeler, Ont., March 29, 1859; died at the home of her nephew, A. J. Shantz, of Fisher's Mills, Ont., on Sunday, Sept. 9, 1934; aged 75 y. 5 m. 11 d. She united with the Mennonite Church in early womanhood, and died in this faith. In 1908 she was united in marriage to Moses S. Cressman, Breslau, Ont., who preceded her in death in 1924. She leaves 1 sister (Mrs. Titus Bingeman) of New Dundee, Ont.; 2 brothers (Pre. A. B. Snyder of Hespeler, Ont., and Abram Snyder of Waterloo, Ont.) and the family of her late husband: Dalton, Ivan, Aulton, Mrs. Oscar Gingrich, all of Waterloo, Ont., and Mrs. Addison Richert, Mannheim, Ont. The funeral was held on Sept. 12 from the home of her nephew, A. J. Shantz, and at the Cressman Mennonite Church, Breslau. Burial in the adjoining cemetery. Text, Rev. 2:10. Ministers, S. M. Kanagy and Oscar Burkholder.
Wismer. - Daniel E. Wismer was born in Lexington, Ont., Jan. 31, 1860; died at the Kitchener-Waterloo, Ont., Hospital on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 1934, after a brief illness; aged 74 y. 7 m. 5 d. He resided in Kitchener the past 18 years. In 1878 he was united in holy matrimony with Theressa Geckel who predeceased him ten years. This union was blessed with one daughter, Mrs. I. K. Roos; two sons, Albert and Harry, all of Kitchener, Ont., who survive; and Daniel, who passed away eight years ago. Bro. Wismer was converted in May, 1932, and became a faithful member of the First Mennonite Church, Kitchener. He frequently confessed that he knew his sins were forgiven and that he was saved. In every home he visited he left a testimony for Christ. The last night he lived he prayed most of the night, and continually asked the good Lord to take him home. The funeral was held at the First Mennonite Church on Sept. 7. Text I Cor. 15:49. Ministers, Jesse B. Martin and Oscar Burkholder.
Hartzler. - Mrs. Rhoda M. Hartzler was born at Reedsville, Pa., July 1, 1869; died Sept. 4, 1934, at her home in Belleville, Pa.; aged 65 y. 2 m. 3 d. She was the daughter of David and Anna Hostetler, both deceased, and the youngest of a family of twelve children, all of whom have preceded her in death except one brother, Joseph Hostetler, of Wolford, N. Dak. She was married to Levi W. Hartzler, who preceded her in death in 1914. She was a resident of Belleville until 1909, when she and her husband moved to Goshen, Ind., where they were both employed at the Goshen College until 1914. After spending a number of years in the west, she returned to Belleville, where she spent the remainder of her days, passing away after a serious illness of long duration. Funeral services were conducted from her late home at Belleville, in charge of her pastor, Amos Geigley of Fairfield, Pa., assisted by E. D. Hess of Belleville. At the time of her death, she was a member of the Mennonite Church at Fairfield, Pa.
Mensch. - Abraham B. Mensch of Skippack, Pa., died suddenly on Sunday, Sept. 2, 1934; aged 71 y. 6 m. 6 d. He taught school for about twenty-five years, and for many years was active in the affairs of the Upper Skippack Mennonite Sunday school. He much enjoyed singing, and was actively interested in missions. The last service he attended was the Mission Sunday school at Limerick, after which he visited a sick brother, came home, ate a hearty supper, walked through the yard, admiring flowers and fruit trees, and was suddenly called home; his dead body falling at the feet of his wife and daughter Mary, in whose home they had lived since June, because of the illness of Sister Mensch. He is survived by his wife, Jennie, Mary (wife of Willis Lederach) of Trooper, Pa., and Louise (wife of Carl G. Showalter) of Broadway, Va. The funeral was held Sept. 8, with services conducted at the house by Jacob Landis, and at the Salford Mennonite Church by John S. Mast and Warren Bean. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
Zook. - Jonathan S. Zook was born in Mifflin Co., Pa., Sept. 12, 1847; died at his home near Thurman, Colo., Sept. 12, 1934; aged 87 y. In Feb., 1876, he was united in marriage to Barbara Reber. To this union were born 9 children, 7 daughters and 2 sons. His wife, 1 son and 4 daughters have preceded him in death. At the age of 19 years he joined the Mennonite Church. He was for many years out of fellowship but two years ago he again made his peace with God and the Church and died rejoicing in his salvation. He leaves to mourn his departure 3 daughters and 1 son (Emma Wright, Thurman, Colo.; Susie Mills, Maybelle, Colo.; Fanny Pangborn, Burlington, Colo.; and Joseph Zook, Shaw, Colo.), 15 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted by N. M. Birky. Text, Rom. 6:23. Interment at the Mennonite Cemetery near Thurman, Colo.
"Yet when there comes a call for me
To pass across the treacherous tide
I will not fear the swelling stream
For there'll be One close to my side --
'Twill be my Lord."
Elliott. - Enos S. Elliott was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Jan. 23, 1866; died Sept. 2, 1934; aged 67 y. 7 m. 10 d. He had been in ill health for about four years, spending a little over two years in bed. He was a patient sufferer during all this time, bearing affliction in a Godly way. He was an inspiration to all who came to visit him, which numbered many hundreds. He was a good husband, a kind father and grandfather, good neighbor and friend. He leaves a faithful wife (who was Fannie Groff Huber), 1 son (Jacob K. of Pittsburgh), 1 daughter (Ellen, wife of Frank C. Newcomer of Bausman), and 3 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Sep. 5 at the house by Bro. Jacob Hess (text, Rev. 7:9-17) with services at the Millersville Church to a crowded house by Landis Shertzer (text, I Cor. 15:55), followed by Bro. D. N. Gish (text, II Cor. 5:1). Burial in the adjoining cemetery.
"Gone -- to be with Christ his King,
Gone -- to where the angels sing;
Gone -- to his well earned rest,
Gone -- where all the saints are blest." -Son-in-law.
Noel. - John B. Noel was born at Alsace Lorraine, France, Aug. 34, 1866; passed away at the Fillmore Hospital at Geneva, Nebr., following a major operation for appendicitis and other complications, on Sept. 11, 1934; aged 68 y. 18 d. He immigrated to the United States in the year 1890, locating at Milford, Nebr. On March 17, 1895, he was married to Mary Sutter, who survives. Four children also survive : Pauline, Henry, Ruth, and a foster daughter, Elma; 3 sons-in-law (William Schweitzer, Dell Schlegel, and William Ernst); 1 daughter-in-law (Saloma Noel), 8 grandchildren, 1 half-brother (Emil Benoit of Aurora, Ill.), and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by 1 half-sister, 2 grandchildren, and other relatives. He was a member of the Mennonite Church most of his life. In 1901, he moved with his family to Fillmore Co., locating near Strang, Nebr., in which community he lived until 1930, when he retired from farming, moving to Shickley, Nebr., where he spent the rest of his life on this earth. The last few years he had failed some in health, but he was always patient and uncomplaining, and during his last illness he was resigned to God's will and ready to be called home. Services were held Sept. 14, 1934 at the home and at the church, conducted by the home ministers and George Miller and Joe Zimmerman of Milford, Nebr. Burial in the cemetery adjoining the church.
Rohrer. - Elizabeth (Nissley) Rohrer, widow of John S. Rohrer, was born May 13, 1870, in Rapho Township; died at her home in Manheim, Pa., Aug. 17, 1934; aged 64 y. 3 m. 4 d. She had been failing in health the last year. Three weeks before she passed away she was unable to leave her bedroom, and at times suffered great pain, but bore it all patiently, and at the end she peacefully fell asleep. Her husband preceded her in death three years ago. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church. Surviving are the following children: Edna (wife of Henry S. Miller) and J. Norman of Manheim, Pa.; Alvin N., and Mary N., at home; Ruth (wife of Emory Herr) of Ronks, Pa. Eight grandchildren, one sister (Mrs. John Resser), and one brother (Simon Nissley) also survive. Funeral services were conducted by Samuel Lehman at the house, and by Bros. Martin Metzler and Henry Lutz at the Manheim Mennonite Church. Text. II Cor. 4:17,18. Burial in Erisman's Cemetery.
"Now the home is vacant
Father and mother have gone to rest.
But we our heads do humbly bow,
And say, 'God thought it best.' -- The Family
Good. - Elizabeth Good, wife of Henry Good (deceased), was born in Fairfield Co., Ohio; died Sept. 6, 1934; aged 83 y. 15 d. Her last illness was dropsy and asthma, of which she suffered but a short time. She came with her parents, Christian and Elizabeth Culp, to Allen Co., in 1852. She was united in marriage to Henry Good on Sept. 22, 1873. To this union were born thirteen children, of whom six preceded her in death. She is survived by the following children: Christian Good, Mrs. Fannie Ross of Elida, Ohio; Abraham of Nampa, Idaho; Mrs. Elizabeth Berry, Mrs. Salome Stalter, Aaron, and John of Elida, Ohio. Forty-five grandchildren and twenty-seven great-grandchildren also survive. At about the age of 15 she yielded her life to Christ and united with the Mennonite Church, remaining faithful until death. She expressed a desire to depart and be with Christ, which is far better, although she was resigned to the Lord and was waiting until He saw fit. Funeral services were held Sept. 10, at the home by Galen Brunk, and at the Salem Church by J. B. Smith and Ben B. King. Burial in nearby cemetery.
"If we could bear her singing,
As we think she's singing now;
If we could see the brightness
Of the crown upon her brow;
There would be no more sighing,
And bitter tears no more
When we think of our dear Mother,
Who has gone to yonder shore."
Becher. - Levi, son of the late Jonas and Mary Becher, was born near Maximo, Ohio; died at the home of his sister, Mrs. Jacob Baum, in Louisville, Ohio, Aug. 28, 1934; aged 63 y. 5 m. He lived his entire life in Stark Co., and for the past 21 yeas he was employed on the farm of Bro. and Sister C. M. Graber, near Canton, Ohio. For the last year his health was failing, but death came rather unexpectedly, due to a complication of diseases. In early life he confessed Christ and united with the First Mennonite Church of Canton, but when this church ceased to continue as a congregation in Canton, he neglected his Christian privileges and duties. May God be praised, however, that before his death he seemingly made a good confession and had a real experience with Christ as his Savior and victory in his life. He is survived by three brothers -- Aaron of Louisville, Ohio; and Jonas and Alvin, both of Canton, Ohio; five sisters -- Mrs. Emma Lutz, Mrs. Catherine Myers, Mrs. Jacob Baum, and Mrs. C. L. Whitacre, all of Louisville, Ohio; and Mrs. Clayton Hoover, of Canton, Ohio. His oldest brother, Eli, preceded him in death nearly four years. Funeral services were held at the Beech Mennonite Church in charge of Bro. 0. N. Johns. Text, Amos 4:12. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
Bontrager. - Fanny, daughter of Joe and Barbara Fry, was born March 21, 1887, in La Grange Co., Ind., died at her home near Partridge, Kans., Sept. 7, 1934; aged 47 y. 5 m. 16 d. Her health began to fail about two years ago. In January, 1934, she underwent a major operation. Since that time she gradually became worse. In July she was taken to Colorado to avoid the intense heat of the summer, but all that doctors and loved ones could do seemed of no avail. On Sept. 6 she was again brought to her home, where she peacefully fell asleep in Jesus early the next morning. On Dec. 17, 1908, she was married to Clarence F. Bontrager. No children were born to this union. In 1919 they opened their home to a baby boy, whom they adopted. She leaves her companion and adopted son, Amos, her father, 4 brothers, 3 sisters, 2 uncles, 2 aunts, and a large number of other relatives and friends. Her mother and sister and 3 brothers preceded her in death. At the age of 19 years she united with the Old Order Amish Mennonite Church. In 1923 she transferred her membership to the Mennonite Church located near Yoder, Kans., where was a faithful member until death. She realized her dependence on God, and often expressed her peace with her Savior. Her desire was that His will be done in life or death. She was of a cheerful disposition, always willing to lend a helping hand in the home and elsewhere. Her smiling face will be greatly missed in both the home and Church. Funeral services were held Sept. 9, conducted by H. A. Diener at the home, and at the Yoder Mennonite Church by Bros. Ray Yoder, L. O. King, and H. A. Diener. Text, II Tim. 4:7. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.
Gross. - Annie Roe Gross, wife of Mahlon Gross, was born April 4, 1862; died Aug. 20, 1934; aged 72 years. She was married June 6, 1895. She is survived by her husband, 2 daughters, 3 sons, and 8 grandchildren. She was a loving and faithful wife and mother, and a friend to every one that was deserving. She enjoyed the company of young people, many of whom lovingly called her "Mother." She lived in an atmosphere of cheerfulness. She loved to attend Teacher's Meeting at Doylestown and Blooming Glen. She truly lived for others, and was always mindful of their comfort and welfare. She suffered intensely for seven months with what the physicians diagnosed as arthritis and neuritis in her right hip. One month previous to her death an X-ray taken at the Abington Memorial hospital revealed her true condition, namely, cancer of the bone. She went through this period of suffering with great patience and fortitude. She had a desire to get well, but was resigned to the will of her Lord, and she looked for His coming. Her mortal body is sleeping in the cemetery adjoining the Doylestown Mennonite Church. When she first found the Lord as her Savior, she was baptized in the Ingham Spring lake, and became a member of the Canada Hill Baptist Church in Solebury Township. About 20 years ago, she with her husband, was received into the membership of the Doylestown Mennonite Church. She was a student at the Millersville State Normal School. For 9 years she was a teacher in the public schools of Bucks County. She was a lover of peace and unity, and it was this love which made her willing to accept with her husband the Mennonite faith. Her labors are ended but her influence goes on and she still lives in our memories. The funeral services, held Aug. 25, were conducted at the house by John Leatherman and Melvin Bishop. Text, Heb. 9:27,28. The Scripture used at the meeting house was Heb. 6:20 and Rev. 7:13-17, by J. C. Clemens and John L. Stauffer.
Transcribed by Carl Metzler, Indiana