Kreider - Lester N., son of Benjamin R. and Virginia (Nolt) Kreider, died at St. Joseph's Hospital, Lancaster, Pa., Nov. 16, 1934; aged 1 y. 3 m. He is survived by his parents, 1 sister (Myrtle) and 1 brother (Elvin). One infant sister preceded him in death. Lester brought much joy into the home, but his stay was short. God saw fit to take him home to Himself. Services were held at the home and East Petersburg Mennonite Church by Bro. Frank Kreider and Bro. John Gochnauer.
"God needed one more angel child
Within His shining, happy band;
So reaching down with loving arms,
He clasped our darling's hand."
Shisler - Glennys, daughter of Claude and Susanna (Derstine) Shisler, died Dec. 13, 1934; aged 5 m. 17 d. She leaves father, mother, 1 brother (Arlin), 2 grandmothers, 2 grandfathers, 2 great-grandmothers, and many other relatives and friends. One infant brother preceded her in death. Glennys having been well until the day before she died of pneumonia, will be sadly missed by us all. Funeral services were held Dec. 17. Brief services at the house conducted by Elmer Moyer, with further services at the Souderton Mennonite Church by Jacob Moyer, assisted by J. C. Clemens and E. W. Kulp. Burial in adjoining cemetery.
"A sweet little flower, too pure to stay;
God in His wisdom took our darling away;
Not from our memory, not from our love,
But to dwell with the angels above."
Snyder - Mary, daughter of the late Jacob Gerber and his wife, was born in Holmes Co., Ohio, Nov. 23, 1852; died Nov. 27, 1934; aged 82 y. 4 d. At the early age of 17 years, she confessed Christ as her Savior, and was received into the A. M. Church at Walnut Creek of which church she remained a consistent member until death. She was united in holy matrimony to Benjamin Hostetler March 6, 1870, who died Oct. 11, 1896. Her second marriage was to Joseph Snyder, May 30, 1897, who preceded her in death Sept. 24, 1912. She is survived by one half-brother (Jacob Gerber of Volant, Pa.), also by fifteen nephews and nieces. Funeral services were held Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 29 at the home of Bro. and Sister Enos Mast of Sugarcreek, O., with whom she had been living her last years, and at the Walnut Creek church, conducted by D. M. Freidt and A. W. Miller. Burial in adjoining cemetery.
Leatherman - Abram. S. Leatherman of Pipersville, Pa., died Dec. 14, 1934, after a week's illness of pneumonia, aged 64 y. 1 m. 10 d. He was the son of the late Jacob L. Leatherman and was born in the same community that he died. After he had gone through the Bedminster Township schools he went to the Oberlin, Ohio, College. He taught school for a number of years in his native township. After his marriage to Annie Myers he bought the Leatherman homestead where he resided since that time. He is survived by his widow, one son (Irwin) four daughters (Emma, Clara, Rosa, and Ella), all living at home, also three brothers (John of Silverdale, Daniel of Lansdale, and Jacob of Blooming Glen). Services were conducted at the house by Jacob Rush and Abram Yothers; at the Deep Run Mennonite Church, where he was a member all his life, by Wilson Overholt, A. O. Histand, Enos Wismer and Mahlon Gross.
Kauffman - Amos Kauffman was born near Arthur, Ill., Aug. 2, 1878; died at his home near Woodburn, Oreg., Dec. 2, 1934; aged 56 y. 4 m. During infancy he moved with his parents to Hubbard, Oreg., in which vicinity he spent most of his life. In youth he accepted Christ as his personal Savior, uniting with the Mennonite Church, in which faith he continued to the end, and expressed much comfort in seasons of prayer with him during the closing hours of his life. On Oct. 1, 1899 he was married to Delilah Miller. To this union were born 12 children. He leaves his widow, 8 sons (Melvin of Woodburn; Lawrence of Portland; Harley of Seaside; Roy and Marion of Hubbard; Lewis, Charles and Maurice at home), and 1 daughter (Lucile at home), 5 daughters-in-law, 9 grandchildren, 2 brothers and 2 sisters, and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted by E. Z. Yoder assisted by J. N. Kaufman, of Portland, at the Zion Church. Text: Jno. 11:25, 26. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
Brenneman - Sarah, daughter of Bishop George and Anna (Burkholder) Brenneman, was born in Fairfield Co., Ohio, Sept. 25, 1853; died Nov. 24, 1934; aged 81 y. 2 m. On Feb. 3, 1876, she was united in marriage to Jacob D. Brenneman, who died March 12, 1924. To this union were born 8 children: Anna Cotner of Pueblo, Colo., Elizabeth Rusler (who died in May, 1919), Ada Miller, Effie Heatwole, Jacob A., and Samuel A., of Elida, Ohio, and twin daughters that were still born. She also leaves 13 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, 1 brother (Geroge G. Brenneman of Wakarusa, Ind.), 1 sister (Nancy Hartman of Nappanee, Ind.), and a host of other relatives and friends. Death was due to her age and complications. She united with the Salem Mennonite Church in her youth, of which body she was a faithful member unto the end. Funeral services were held at the Salem Church, near Elida, Ohio, by Ben B. King, assisted by Silas Weldy of Wakarusa, Ind. Burial in Salem Cemetery.
"Sleep on, rest on, dear mother,
Your toils on earth are done;
With Jesus now forever more,
Sleep on , rest on."
*Transcriber's note "still born" as written in the original.
Yoder - Mary, daughter of David and Magdalene (Wisler) Culp, was born near Wakarusa, Ind., on Oct. 10, 1859; died Dec. 8, 1934; aged 75 y. 1 m. 28 d. On Sept. 26, 1880, she was united in marriage to Samuel S. Yoder, who died June 21, 1930. To this union were born 7 children: Frank, Mrs. J. O. (Sadie) Sherman, Mrs. E. F. (Martha) Martin, Mrs. Roy (Goldie) Sloat, and Warren E., all living near Elkhart, and George Calvin, and Rosa Ellen who died in early childhood. She is also survived by 15 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, and the following sisters and brothers; Susanna Kindig of Osceola, Magdalene Cramer of Chicago, Ezra Culp of Wakarusa, Lucinda Wilson, Noah Culp, and Katie Stouder of Elkhart, Frances Huffman, and Jacob Culp of Napanee. She lived her entire life in the vicinity of Elkhart, Ind. About 37 years ago, she with her companion united with the Mennonite Church at Olive, and has lived a consistent Christian life since, always present at services as long as health permitted. She has been confined to her bed for the last six months, following a stroke of paralysis, during which time she was tenderly cared for by her children. She peacefully fell asleep at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Sherman. Funeral services at Olive Church, conducted by D. A. Yoder and C. A. Shank.
Cressman - Mary Ann (Snyder) was born June 6, 1872; passed away Dec. 4, 1934; aged 62 y. 5 m. 28 d. On March 12, 1895, she was married to Noah M. Cressman. To them were born five sons: Lloyd, Melvin, Zenas, Orlin, and Elam. In her passing she leaves a sorrowing husband, 4 sons, 3 daughters-in-law, 7 grandchildren, 2 brothers, 2 sisters, and a host of friends. One son (Orlin) preceded her in infancy. Always of a quiet retiring disposition, her influences for good went far beyond the community and her very sudden demise will make her sadly missed by all who knew her. While death came as a thief in the night, she being ill only a few hours due to a stroke, she yet left a testimony on her death-bed that she was resigned to the will of the Lord, and is now in His presence. She is "not dead, but sleepeth." Funeral services were held from her late residence near New Hamburg, Ont., Dec. 7, followed by services at the Biehn Mennonite Church, with interment in the adjoining cemetery. Brethren Moses H. Shantz, and Curtis C. Cressman had charge of the service.
"Dearest Mother, thou has left us;
Here thy loss we deeply feel;
But 'tis God that hath bereft us,
He can all our sorrows heal."
Reier - Sister Agnes, wife of Bro. Reinzie Reier, after five months of illness, passed to be with the Lord on the evening of Dec. 13, 1934. She was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., Sept. 19, 1887, and had reached her 48th year. She was a member of First Mennonite Church, Kitchener, Ont. She is survived by her husband, 1 son (Eldrid of near Kitchener), 3 daughters (Erma, Alice, and Doris, all at home), her mother (Mrs. Barbara Shantz of Waterloo), 3 brothers (Clayton Shantz, Troy, N. Y.; Lorne Shantz, Waterloo, and Clarence Shantz of Detroit, Mich.), and 1 sister (Mrs. John Lichty of Waterloo). She was a consistent Christian, dying in the gracious assurance of the Gospel. She was an interested mother in the welfare of her home. Her interest in the Church was constant. For many years she was caretaker of the Church building. This brought her into contact with the many activities of the church. Thus she was well known. She will be missed in the home and circles beyond, especially for her cheery disposition, in spite of clouds, keeping that steadfast gaze and trust in God. May the Lord sustain, and guide the family in spite of their great loss. The services were in charge of the pastor, Bro. C. F. Derstine. Theme, "The Inescapable Appointment" (Eccl. 8:8). Bro. Manasseh Hallman, a former pastor, assisted in the service. All services and burial at the First Mennonite Church.
Nauman - Elizabeth M., daughter of Menno and Luetta Good, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Jan. 28, 1909; died Dec. 15, 1934, at her home near Manheim, Pa.; aged 25 y. 10 m. 17 d. Her death came peacefully after one year of pain and suffering which she bore with patience. She was united in marriage to Jacob W. Nauman Oct. 30, 1930. She leaves her husband, one son (Richard), her parents, one sister, and five brothers. She accepted Christ as her Savior and united with the Mennonite Church in early years. Through her affliction she was not able to do her household duties, but spent much time reading her Bible. She longed to be relieved from her suffering and be restored to health and to those she loved best, but was fully resigned to the will of the Lord. To know her was to love her; and although she will be greatly missed in the home, Church, and community, she will be most keenly missed by her bereaved husband and son. Her smile won many friends which was evident by the great number who gathered to pay their last tribute of respect. Our loss is her eternal gain. Funeral services were held Dec. 18 at her late home in charge of Bro. Abram Risser and at Hernley's Mennonite Church, by Bros. Abram Risser, Jacob Harnish, and Henry Lutz. Test, Job 14:1, 2. Burial in adjoining cemetery.
"We loved her, yes, we loved her,
But Jesus loved her more;
And He has sweetly called her
To yonder shining shore."
Landis - Henry Reist, son of Katherine Reist and Henry Long Landis was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., June 14, 1851. He spent his boyhood and early manhood on his father's farm near Landis Valley. In his youth he was a student at the Millersville, Pa., State Normal School and taught in the public schools of Lancaster County for four terms. In 1874 he was married to Maria H., daughter of the late Jacob Bomberger and is wife Barbara Hess, near Lititz, Pa. He followed the occupation of farming until 1907, when he moved to Lititz, but continued his interest in his family civic affairs, and always worked for his church with great zeal. He early became a member of the Mennonite Church and remained a loyal and consistent member to the time of his death. In his early manhod he was chosen into the lot for the ministry, when the lot fell upon the late Jonas Hess. He was for many years a member of the school board of Penn Township where he resided, an organizer of and an officer in the Independent Telephone Company of Eastern Penna.; director in the Lititz National Bank, a founder of the Lititz Box factory, one of the organizers of Erb's Mennonite Sunday School, a member of the Board of Viewers of Lancaster County for a number of years up to five months preceding his death; served for a few years as the superintendent of the Erb's Mennonite Sunday School near Lititz. He was always regular in his attendance to the worship services of his church, a liberal supporter of all the interests of the Church, and by word and witness a defender and exemplar of the doctrines of his church and the teachings of his Master. He was always of a genial and of a jovial disposition as became a Christian, a lover of young people and keenly interested in their welfare. He was interested in travel and travelled as far west as Colorado and through parts of Canada, and enjoyed a wide aquaintanceship. In spirit, he was humble, sincere, truthful, loyal, courageous, and never deviated from the path of that which he believed to be right. He was the third oldest of a family of fifteen children, twelve of whom grew to manhood and womanhood and one brother and one sister of whom survive. His wife preceded him in death seventeen years. They were the parents of six daughters and one son. Two daughters preceded him in death. The following children survive him: Katie, wife of Isaac B. Erb; Emma, wife of Phares Newcomer; Elizabeth, wife of John M. Bomberger; Ellen, all residing near Lititz, who resided with him and lovingly cared for him after the death of his wife, and Jacob B., a minister in the Reformed Church in the United States, and serving his pastorate in West Reading, Pa. Eleven grandchildren and one great-grandchild also survive. His age was 83 y. 5 m. 28 d. The attending physician gave it as his opinion that he owed his long life to his temperate habits. He always was deeply religious; he loved poetry and his Bible. During his last illness he repeated many passages of Scripture, German hymns that he had learned long ago, and beautiful prayers were his comfort during his confinement to bed. In keeping with the life that he lived, in its simplicity were the services incident to his laying away. Funeral services were held Dec. 15 from the Lititz Mennonite meetinghouse. The church was packed to the doors as Bros. Jacob Hershey of Lititz and John Weaver of New Holland discoursed beautifully upon the text which the departed had "marked in his Bible" for this occasion, viz., Psa 91:14-16. Favorite hymns of Bro. Landis were sung by members of the Lititz congregation and one of his favorite German hymns was read by Bro. Weaver. Then, just at eventide, as the sun was setting his earthly remains were slowly, quietly, tenderly borne to their resting place over the route which he had for so many years travelled in life, passing the old homestead, which shall no longer know him in life. His remains now rest in the family burial "God's Acre," there to await the "summons from on high." "And I heard a voice form heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth; Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors; and their works do follow them" (Rev. 14:13).
Transcribed by Richele Herr, Ohio.
Blosser - Emil, son of Bro. and Sister Warren Blosser, of near East Lewistown, Ohio, was born Sept. 12, 1907; died at the home of his parents, Sunday, Dec. 9, 1934, after a lingering illness of several years; aged 27 y. 2 m. 27 d. He is survived by his parents, 3 brothers, and 1 sister (Eben L. and Homer, both of Los Angeles, Calif.; Paul of Boulder City, Nev.; and Lois at home). Funeral services were held at the Midway Church Dec. 11, 1934, in charge of Bro. A. J. Steiner, assisted by Brethren Enos Detwiler and Paul Yoder. Text, Rev. 21:4.
Gindlesperger - Gabriel Gindlesperger was born Sept. 11, 1858; died Dec. 20, 1934; aged 76 y. 3 m. 9 d. He was a faithful member of the Weaver Mennonite Church near Johnstown for many years. He was hurt at the age of 18 years, from which he never fully recovered, and later in life was afflicted with St. Vitus' dance. His life was one of continuous suffering. He was never married, and died in the Windber Old People's Home, where he was supported for a number of years by his near relatives and the Mennonite Church of the Johnstown district. Funeral services were conducted by Brethren Hiram Wingard and Alex Weaver. Text, 11 Cor. 4:17.
Huber - John Harold, infant son of John and Viola Gish Huber was born Nov. 30, 1934, and died Dec. 19. Little John leaves 2 grandfathers, 1 grandmother, besides aunts, uncles, and friends. How happy we would have been to have him remain with us, but we humbly submit to the Lord's will and say, "The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.
"A sweet little flower, too pure to stay,
God in His wisdom took away;
Not from our hearts, not from our love,
But to dwell with the angels above."
Zook - Fannie, daughter of John R. and Malinda Zook, was born in Lawrence Co., Pa., April 30, 1866; died Dec. 19, 1934; aged 68 y. 7 m. 19 d. She lived alone and was found dead by one of her nieces. In her youth she confessed Christ as her Savior and became a member of the Maple Grove Mennonite Church, of which she was very loyal and faithful until God called her to the home above. She is survived by 3 brothers (Eli of Charlotte, Ill., John of Smithville, Ohio, and Andrew Zook of Neshamroch Falls). Funeral services were held Dec. 22 at the Maple Grove Church, in charge of J. H. Lantz and E. J. Zook. Text, I Thess. 4:13, 14. Burial in the A. M. Cemetery.
Berkey - Henry Berkey was born Aug. 31, 1862, near Thomas Mills, Somerset Co., Pa., died Dec. 27, 1934; aged 72 y. 3 m. 26 d. His heath had been failing for some time and while out in the wood-shed cutting wood he took a stroke of apoplexy and dropped over dead. He leaves 2 brothers and many friends to mourn their loss, but we believe their loss was his eternal gain. He united with the Mennonite Church a little over a year ago, and was faithful and active in the Master's service until death. Funeral services were held Dec. 29 at the Thomas Mennonite Church in charge of Bro. James Saylor assisted by Bros. L. A. Blough and Joseph Saylor. Interment in the Mishler Cemetery.
Lehman - Frederick Lehman of Scotland, Pa., was born June 9, 1857; died at his late home, after an illness of three weeks, Dec. 23, 1934; aged 77 y. 6 m. 15 d. He is survived by his widow (Amanda Kauffman Lehman), and 3 brothers: Isaac, of Washington, D. C.; John of Plainfield, Pa.; and Daniel A. of Goshen, Ind. He was for many years a member of the Chambersburg Mennonite Church, and was a member of the board of trustees at the time of his death. His faithful and consistent Christian life will be remembered by his many friends. Funeral services were held Dec. 27 from his late home at Scotland and at the Chambersburg Mennonite Church, in charge of Bros. Daniel Kuhns and Harvey Shank. Burial in cemetery adjoining the church.
Guy - Inester R. Guy, well known resident and business
man of Columbiana, Ohio, was born near Negley, Ohio, Sept. 28,
1872, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Eli Guy; died at his home on Elm St.,
Columbiana, Ohio, Dec. 8, 1934. He was sick a long time and suffered
much pain, especially the last several months of his life. He
united with the Mennonite Church in the year of 1899. In 1892
he was united in marriage to Susan Blosser of East Lewistown,
Ohio, and lived in this vicinity most of his life. He is survived
by his wife, one son (Ray, of Columbiana), 1 sister, and 1 granddaughter.
Funeral services were held Dec. 10, 1934, at the Midway Mennonite
Church, in charge of Bishop A. J. Steiner, assisted by Brethren
Enos Detwiler and Paul Yoder. Burial in adjoining cemetery.
*Transcriber's note - "business man" as written in original
Eberly - Barbara, daughter of Christian and Maria Kuhns of Chambersburg, Pa., died at her late home near Chambersburg on Dec. 17, 1934, after a week's illness. She was born Sept. 24, 1878; age 56 y. 2 m. 23 d. On Dec. 19, 1901, she was married to Benjamin F. Eberly, who survives her. The following hildren also mourn the loss of a kind and affectionate mother; Esther Fleagle, Chambersburg; Emma Strite, Smithsburg, Md.; Ada Strite, Leitersburg, Md.; Harry K. Eberly, Chambersburg. She is also survived by Her mother (Maria Kuhns) and the following brothers and sisters, all living near Chambersburg; Daniel E. Kuhns, Joseph B. Kuhns, Samuel H. Kuhns, Anna Kuhns, Elizabeth Witmer, Susan Ebersole. Sister Eberly was for many years a faithful member of the Mennonite Church. The funeral was held at the Chambersburg Mennonite Church, with Bros. Harvey E. Shank and Walter Lehman in charge. Burial in cemetery near by.
Nice - Edna Wadleigh was born at Greenridge, Mo., May 15, 1897; died Nov. 5, 1934, at La Junta, Colo., aged 37 y. 6 m. 20 d. In February, 1902, she came to Colorado with her parents, where she has lived the greater part of her life. On Aug. 25, 1915, she was united in marriage to Reno Nice. She is survived by her husband and 8 children: Mrs. Mabel Enns of Glendale, Ariz.; Harry, Ida Rose, Howard, Ruth Dorothy, Gwendolyn, and an infant son Robert, at home. Sister Nice was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church and a devoted wife and mother, as well as a kind and helpful neighbor, and her sudden death came as a severe shock to her family and friends. Funeral services were held Nov. 8, at the East Holbrook Mennonite Church, conducted by Bro. A. J. Heatwole, assisted by L. E. Cooke and Jess Kauffman. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
"Dear mother, your sufferings are o'er;
Your cold hands will toil for us no more.
And tho' we have bid you goodnight,
And our sad hearts ache at parting,
We long to bid you good morning
In that land of eternal rejoicing."
Stoltzfus - Abraham K. Stoltzfus was born March 22,
1856, near Leola, Pa.; died Dec. 10, 1934, at his home in Mechanicsburg,
Lancaster Co., Pa.; aged 78 y. 8 m. 18 d. Death was due to a cerebral
hemorrhage, after 2 days' illness. On Dec. 23, 1879, he was united
in marriage to Susan Neuhauser of near Gap, Pa., who survives
him. No children were born to this union, but in the 55 years
of their married life there was only one winter that they had
no children in the home. Isaac Walker, now of Lancaster, was brought
up by them and 2 nieces (Mary Troyer and Anna Troyer Weaver) were
taken into the home when quite small. He was a faithful member
of Millwood Amish Church and in former years was superintendent
of the Sunday school there. He had not been well for several years,
but bore his suffering patiently. He looked to the Lord constantly
as the source of his strength, and often expressed himself as
to the joy there will be in being with Him. Funeral services were
conducted at his home by Bro. John S. Mast and at Millwood Amish
Church near Gap by Bros. Amos Stoltzfus and J. S. Mast with burial
conducted by Bro. John Kennel.
*Transcriber's note - days' as written in original
Miller - Everett Wayne (Bowers) Miller, adopted son of Ira and Mary Miller of Hanover, Pa., was born at Nevada, Iowa, Aug. 23, 1911; died Dec. 10, 1934 at the Lancaster, Pa., General Hospital, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident, about three miles from his home in New Holland, Pa. The accident occurred about 5:30 P. M. Monday evening and his death at 7:43 P. M., two hours after he was rushed to the hospital. He was converted at an early age and was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church until his death. He was a graduate of the Eastern Mennonite School in the class of 1932. On March 12, 1933, he was united in marriage to Ruth, daughter of Pre. Amos W. Myer of Mummasburg, Pa. He is survived by his wife, parents, 1 sister (Mrs. Alva G. Bender, Maytown, Pa.), and 1 brother (Eugene Bowers, Nevada, Iowa). Funeral services were held at the Bairs Mennonite Church, Hanover, Pa., by Bro. Noah H. Mack of New Holland, Pa. Text, Jas 4:14, "For what is your life?" selected by the family.
"We think of him faring on, as dear
In the love of There as the love of Here
Think of him still as the same, and say ---
He is not dead, he is just away!"
Yoder - Milton Yoder was born Jan. 22, 1874; died at his home in Kent Co., Mich., Dec. 19, 1934; aged 60 y. 10 m. 27 d. On Jan. 19, 1904, he was married to Mary Ann Blough. In his youth he united with the United Brethren Church at Freeport, and about 1900 he transferred his membership to the East Bowne Mennonite Church, where he was a loyal member till his death. He suffered from muscular atrophy for many years. In later years it developed into dropsy. He was for a long time unable to lie down to rest or sleep. The last few months he suffered intense pain from sores on his legs, but through it all he was patient. While he had a desire to get well again, yet he was resigned to the Lord, that His will be done. He leaves his wife, 2 sisters (Mrs. Amanda Stahl of Clarksville, Mich., Mrs. Sarah Donmyer of Butler, Mo.), and 1 brother (Emanuel, of Clarksville, Mich.); also Mrs. Nettie Martinez and her children, who at times had their home with them; also many neighbors and friends. Funeral services were held Dec. 23 with short services at the house and at the Bowne Mennonite Church by Royal Buskirk of Vestaburg, Mich., and T. E. Schrock. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.
Holdeman - Amos, son of Samuel and Sarah Holdeman, was born July 19, 1860, at Wakarusa, Ind.; died Dec. 17, 1934, at Plentywood, Mont.; aged 74 y. 5 m. 3 d. He came to Freeport, Ill., in 1886, and was married to Mary Elizabeth Beidler on Jan. 29, 1891. To this union were born 4 sons and 2 daughters. In 1913 the family moved to Fergor Falls, Minn. His wife passed away in 1916. A few years later Bro. Holdeman moved to Plentywood, Mont. On Dec. 15 he had a stroke and remained unconscious until he passed away two days later at the Sheridan Memorial Hospital. The following children survive: Mrs. Ida Johnson of Detroit Lakes, Joseph of Freeport, Ill., Leonard and Mrs. Fannie White of Reserve, Mont., and Timothy of Plentywood, Mont. One son preceded him in death. He also leaves 22 grandchildren, 2 brothers, and 2 sisters - William and David, Mrs. Kate Eister of Elkhart, Ind., and Mrs. Carlin Pettit of Chicago. Six brothers and two sisters preceded him in death. Bro. Holdeman was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for many years. The body was brought to Freeport, Ill., for burial. Funeral services were held at the Mennonite Church, Dec. 22, conducted by S. E. Graybill and J. S. Shoemaker. Text, Num. 22:10. Burial in adjoining cemetery.
Stoppard - Clara, daughter of Joseph and Leah (Strickler) Lehman, was born Nov. 14, 1868; died Dec. 9, 1934; aged 66 y. 25 d. She was in failing health for the past two years, which as last proved to be diabetes and high blood pressure. She was bedfast for almost two weeks, during which time she suffered two strokes and on the tenth day fell peacefully asleep. Her three daughters patiently waited on her in her sickness. She was unconscious for two days. Her husband, Thomas Stoppard, preceded her in death ten years ago. She is survived by the following children: Lida Ruppert (with whom she had her home permanently), Vergie Nace (at whose home she became sick and died), Edna Eisenhower, Clarence, Russell, Joseph, and Rufus, all of whom reside in York Co., Pa.; also 17 grandchildren, 1 brother and 2 sisters (Pr. Harvey Lehman, Mrs. Ellen Shenberger, and Mrs. Lydia Rudy, all of York Co.). She was a member of the Stony Brook Mennonite Church for over 30 years. Funeral services were held form the home of her daughter , Lida, Dec. 13, with concluding services at Stony Brook Church, Bros. John H. Mosemann and Walter H. Gable in charge. She was buried beside the remains of her husband in the adjoining cemetery, awaiting the resurrection.
"Mother, you are not forgotten,
Though on earth you are no more;
Still in memory you are with us,
As you always were before."
One of the family.
Birky - Levi E. Birky was fatally injured Oct. 11, 1934, when a gravel pit in which he was working caved in, throwing him against the truck he was loading, crushing his skull. He died about three hours after the accident in Clinton Memoiral Hospital, St. Johns, Mich. He was born at Morton, Ill., Jan. 11, 1889. Age, 45 y. 9 m. When he was a small boy he moved to Fisher, Ill., where he grew to manhood. Twelve years ago he moved with his family to St. Johns, where he had made his home since. On Sept. 4, 1911, he married Dorothy Stamm of Tremont, Ill. To this union 8 children were born. All survive but an infant girl, as follows: Monroe, Mrs. Wm. Rice of St. Johns, Mich.; Mrs. Raymond Cender of Bay Port, Mich., Lottie, Hazel, Vada, Jane at home; also 2 grandchildren - Dorothy Cender and Donald Cender. Besides his wife and family, also surviving are his mother (Mrs. Elissa Birky of Upland, Calif.), 2 brothers (G. A. Birky of Bremen, Idn., and Carl W. Birky at the University of Urbana, Ill.), and 5 sisters (Mrs. A. F. Birky, Fisher, Ill., Mrs. J. C. Birky, Dewey, Ill., Mrs. J. W. Springer, Dewey, Ill., Mrs. Irvin Kennell of Eureka, Ill., and Mrs A. A. Aspen of Goshen, Ind.). He was a member of the Bethel Mennonite Church of St. John, Mich., where funeral services were held Oct. 15. Burial in cemetery near the church. Funeral was in charge of Bros. Geo. Sommers and J. A. Heiser. His funeral was one of the largest ever held in this community, and many people came from a distance to attend. He was preceded in death by his father (Andrew Birky of Fisher, Ill.), 1 brother (Edwin C. Birky), and 1 sister (Mrs. Otto Unzecher).
Swartzendruber - Simon, son of Christian C. and Elizabeth (Oesch) Swartzendruber, was born near Kalona, Iowa, Mar. 12, 1865; died Dec. 17, 1934; aged 69 y. 9 m. 5 d. He grew to manhood in the community where he was born. On Dec. 3, 1889, he was united in marriage with Mary Kauffman. To this union 3 sons and 7 daughters were born. On son (Roy) and 2 daughters (Naomi, wife of Geo. D. Swartzendruber, and Lena, wife of Samuel Wertz) preceded him in death. Of his immediate family, he leaves his life companion, 2 sons and 5 daughters (Agnes, at home; Lewis, Mrs. Herbert Hartzler, and Mrs. Dave Marner, Kalona; Mrs. Elam Christner, Iowa City; Mrs. John Gingerich, Wellman; and Harold, Midland, Mich.), 30 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, 4 brothers, 5 sisters, and a large number of relatives and friends. He is the second of a family of eleven children called in death, whose parents were one of the pioneer families of the community. When a young man he united with the Mennonite Church and remained a faithful and consistent member until death. For the past several years he had been afflicted with heart trouble and high blood pressure, which developed into a complication of diseases, causing his death. He bore his affliction with patience and cheerfulness, never complaining. He will be greatly missed in the home, in the Church where his seat was seldom vacant, and especially among his neighbors, where he was always willing to lend a helping hand wherever able to do so. Funeral services were held Dec. 19 at the Lower Deer Creek Church in charge of David Miller and John Y. Swartzendruber.
"All is over, hands are folded,
On a calm and quiet breast;
All his toils and trials are ended,
And our father is at rest."
Good - John, son of Christian and Jacobina (Ehresman) Good, was born near Honedale, Ill., May 2, 1862; died Dec. 9, 1934; aged 72 y. 7 m. 7 d. He was married Oct. 11, 1888, to Mary Rich, who with the following children survives him; Phoebe Litwiller, Hopedale; Alvin Good, Armington; Lydia Eichelberger, Bloomington; Simon Good, Minier; Alma Litwiller, Armington; Rosa Egli, and Esther Stichter, Hopedale; and Ruth, at home. Two children preceded him in death, 1 son (Jonas) died in infancy and 1 daughter (Emma) at the age of 34 years. Surviving also are 38 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild, 2 sisters (Susan Reeser, Eureka, Ill., and Magdalena Augsburger, Flanagan, Ill.), and four brothers (Chris and Peter Good of Fisher, Ill., Jacob Good of Kokomo, Ind., and Joe Good of Chicago, Ill.). The home was also opened to a foster son (Pearl Cooper of Camden, Mo.). Besides these, he leaves many other relatives and friends to mourn his departure. He united with the Mennonite Church in his youth and remained a faithful member until death. Father has always been in good health until May 1 when embolism began to claim his body --- attacking his left leg, which resulted in amputation; later attacking him again, making the amputation of his other leg necessary; the last attack being in his lung, which caused his death. We who have seen his patience in the suffering he bore, and the expressing of his readiness for his eternal home can feel our loss is his gain. Funeral services were held Dec. 12 at the Hopedale Mennonite Church, conducted by brethren Ben Springer and Simon Litwiller. Interment in Mennonite Cemetery.
"We loved you, and no tongue can tell
How much we loved you and how well;
Christ loved hom too and thought it best,
To take him home with Him to rest."
Burkholder - Nettie (Unruh) Burkholder was born in Germany Aug. 3, 1855; died Nov. 30, 1934, at the home of her daughter, Carolina, wife of William F. Leitzel, Hutchison, Kans.; aged 79 y. 3 m. 27 d. She suffered for many years, and since Sept. 23 her health has been failing. She suffered intensely with a complication of diseases, but bore it all with Christian fortitude. Often she expressed a desire to depart. She accepted Christ as her Savior at the age of 16 years, and united with the Mennonite Church. She with her parents left for America on Nov. 10, 1874, and landed in Philadelphia. They then came to Hutchison, Kans. After several weeks she went to Florence, Kans., to work. On Sept. 23, 1878, she was married to Jacob J. Burkholder in Howard Co., Ind. To this union were born 9 children. She with her family moved to Kansas in 1880 and settled on a farm 8 miles northwest of Inman. She was a kind and loving mother and endured all and many hardships. She reared a large family and was liked by all who knew her. She was always willing and ready to do her part and share her duties of life. She leaves 2 daughters, 1 son, 2 step-daughters, and 1 step-son. They are: Carolina (wife of William F. Leitzel), Ida (wife of Percival V. Miller), Jacob R. Burkholder, Maryann (wife of John J. Reber), Susanna (wife of Joe Schletzbaum), and Nathaniel J. Burkholder. Also 13 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, 22 step-grandchildren, and 44 step-great-grandchildren remain. She also reared 2 grandchildren. They are Delbert Burkholder and Myrle (wife of Walter Eash). She leaves 1 brother (Tobias Unruh of Halstead, Kans.). Her husband preceded her in death Feb. 25, 1926, and also her father, mother, 7 sisters, 3 brothers, 1 son, 5 daughters, 1 grandchild, 1 great-grandchild, 6 step-grandchilren. Funeral services were held at the home Dec. 2, 1934, by Bro. Jacob J. Zimmerman of Harper, Kans., and at the West Liberty Mennonite Church near Windom, Kans., conducted by Bro. Harry Deiner of Hutchinson, Kans., assisted by Bro. Joe G. Hartzler. Text, II Tim. 4:6-8. The remains were laid to rest in the Union Cemetery beside her husband.
"May we again with Mother meed,
To walk with her the golden street,
And sing and praise Him round the throne,
In that beautiful land --- our Heavenly home."
Transcribed by Richele Herr, Ohio.
Ebersole - Carl Glenn Ebersole was born to Allen B. and Nellie (Miller) Ebersole, Jan. 3, 1935, and died the same day. A short service was held at the home in Elkhart, Ind., and the body was laid to rest in the Prairie Street Cemetery. Services in charge of J. S. Hartzler.
Detweiler - Marie, daughter of Edward and Minnie Detweiler, was born at Milford, Nebr., Oct. 21, 1934; died Dec. 25, 1934. She leaves father and mother, 3 sisters (Berneice, Ardeen, and Arnetta), 2 brothers (Raymond and Wayne), and 1 brother (Lawrence) in heaven. Also 2 grandparents and many other relatives.
"Her little crib is empty now,
The little clothes laid by;
Our darling is with the angels,
In the heavenly home on high."
Weaver - Mary Ellen, daughter of Francis B. Weaver, was born near Wakarusa, Ind., and spent the larger part of her life in Elkhart Co., Ind. She died at the Home for the Aged, Eureka, Ill., Friday morning, Dec. 28, 1934; aged about 75 years. Her sight has been failing for many years, and for the last five years was almost totally blind. According to her request she was brought to Elkhart where funeral services were held Dec. 31 at the Prairie St. Mennonite Church. She was buried in the Prairie Street Cemetery. Funeral services were conducted by Christian Reiff and J. S. Hartzler.
Quick - Georgianna Quick died Dec. 28, 1934, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Nelson Strange; aged 82 years. She was a native of Nelson Co., having been born in 1852. Her illness only lasted about 8 weeks, due to being paralyzed the first of November. Funeral services were held at Valley View Mennonite Church (of which she was a member) near Stuarts Draft, Va., on Sunday afternoon Dec. 30. Burial in cemetery adjoining the church, conducted by Joe Driver assisted by Amos Showalter and Jason Weaver. Text, Job 1:21. Surviving are one sister (Mrs. Maggie Thompson) two daughters (Mrs. Nellie Strange and Mrs. Katie Pannell), nine grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.
Baetz - George, son of the late George and Catherine Baetz, was born at German Mills, Pa., on Feb. 28, 1862; died Dec. 16, 1934. He enjoyed good health all his life until the last five weeks, when health began to fail. Two daughters preceded him in death. He leaves a sorrowing wife, two sons (Harvey and Norman), and two daughters (Mrs. Harry Hamacker and Clara), and two brothers and one sister. Funeral services were conducted Dec. 19, at the Strasburg Mennonite Church, of which he was a faithful member, by Brethren Simon Martin and Jesse Martin.
"God needed one more angel
Around His shining Throne,
And so He stopped with loving care
And took our father home."
Stutzman - Jonathan J., son of Joseph and Mollie Stutzman, was born Mar. 17, 1845; died at his home in Middlebury, Ind., Dec. 28, 1934; aged 89 y. 9 m. 11 d. At the age of twenty he accepted Christ as his personal Savior and united with the Mennonite Church. In this faith he continued steadfast to the end. In December, 1873, he was united in marriage with Lydia Miller. To this union were born 3 sons and 2 daughters. A son and a daughter preceded him in death. There remain to prove the comfort of God's grace in time of sorrow, his wife, 2 sons, and 1 daughter; viz: Harvey and Nora (wife of Samuel Yoder) both of Goshen, Ind.; and Earl of Wenatchee, Wash., also 19 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Funeral at the Middlebury Mennonite Church by D. J. Johns and D. D. Troyer. Burial in Forest Grove Cemetery.
"Now we lift our tear-dimmed eyes
To the smiling skies above;
And we know our dear one lies
In the bosom of Thy love.
Father in Thy gracious keeping,
Leave we now Thy servant sleeping."
Graber - Christian D., son of Christian and Fannie (Kreibill) Graber, was born in Montbelliard, France, July 7, 1860; died near Canton, Ohio, Dec. 30, 1934; aged 74 y. 5 m. 23 d. In 1880 he, with his parents and their family, immigrated to this country and located in the vicinity of Canton. In 1910 he was united in marriage to Martha Conrad. Besides his wife, he is survived by 2 brothers (Peter C. and John C., both of Canton), 2 nephews and 3 nieces, with other relatives and many friends. Two sisters preceded him in death. The one (Mary) was born on the same day of the year that he was and died sixteen years ago on the same day. The funeral and burial of both was at the same place and date of the year. He united with the Mennonite Church in his youth and remained faithful to the end. He was very much interested in the church, always willing to counsel and help and attended the regular services whenever possible. Funeral services were held at the Warstler Church, in charge of Bro. O. N. Johns. Text, Rom. 8:28. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
"The lights are out in the mansion of clay,
The curtains are drawn for the dweller's away.
He silently slipped o'er the threshold of night
To make his abode in the city of light."
*Transcriber's note - Montbelliard, Frances is incorrectly spelled in the original. The correct spelling is Montbilliard, France.
Schrock - Sarah Ellen, daughter of Benjamin and Mary Shank, was born in Howard Co., Ind., on June 23, 1878; died at her home in Goshen, Ind., on Dec. 13, 1934; aged 56 y. 5 m. 20 d. She was united in marriage to Ezra Schrock in 1897. To this union were born 11 children, 3 of whom preceded her in death. In addition to her husband she is survived by the following children: Mrs. Elmer Wise, Laird Schrock, Vern Schrock, Mrs. Lester Evans, Mrs. Louis Chrisman, Mrs. Claude Wires, Melvin Schrock, and Olen Schrock, all of Goshen Ind.; also 20 grandchildren, a sister (Mrs. Benjamin Mast of South Bend, Ind.), and 3 brothers (Henry Shank of South Bend, Harvey of Logansport, and Frank of Peru). She united with the Mennonite Church years ago but had lapsed in her fellowship with the Church, however within the last year she renewed her fellowship and remained faithful until death. She bore her suffering with patience and expressed a readiness to depart this life. She was always much interested in the welfare of her children and others with whom she was associated. Funeral was held at the Clinton Frame Mennonite Church conducted by Ira S. Johns and D. D. Troyer. Burial at Clinton Union cemetery.
Baker - Benjamin Henry, son of Henry and Susanna (Boyer) Baker, was born near Wakarusa, Ind., May 31, 1862. He was stricken with a paralytic stroke on the evening of Nov. 26 from which his recovery seemed hopeful, but two more strokes followed, and he gradually weakened until he peacefully passed away on the morning of Dec. 31, 1934; aged 72 y. 6 m. 12 d. He came to Ohio at the age of 24 and spent the remainder of his life in the vicinity of Wadsworth. He was united in marriage to Alice Newcomer Dec. 26, 1889. To this union was born 1 daughter, Martha (wife of Earl Kreider). Besides his wife and daughter, his is survived by 1 sister (Mrs. Emma Arnold of Lakeville, Ind.), and 2 brothers (David S. of Lakeville, Ind., and Aaron N. of Lerado, Mont.). One sister preceded him in death. He, with his companion, united with the Bethel Mennonite Church about three years after their marriage. He will be missed in the home and in the Church where his seat was seldom vacant on Sunday morning. But in submission to Him who said, "My grace is sufficient for thee," we humbly bow and say, "Thy will, not mine, be done." Funeral services were held in the Bethel Mennonite Church and were in charge of Brethren O. N. Johns and S. D. Rohrer. Interment in the nearby cemetery.
Neff - Noah Neff was born at Sugar Creek, Ohio, on March 7, 1850; died at his home in Canton, Ohio, Dec. 31, 1934; aged 84 y. 9 m. 24 d. He had been in feeble health for a number of months, but it was only about four weeks that he was compelled to stay in bed on account of feebleness. He had lived in the vicinity of Sugar Creek until the last fourteen years, which he spent with his daughter, Bertha, in Canton. He was married to Elizabeth Hostetler, who preceded him in death on Mar. 10, 1920. To this union there were born 8 children; 4 of them (John, Edwin, Lydia, and Emma) preceding him in death; and 4 surviving him are: Bertha Neff, Canton, Ohio; Cora, wife of Elwood Wilson, of Coshocton, Ohio; Ella, wife of U. S. Gerber, of Sugar Creek; and Benjamin, of Streetsboro, Ohio. There also survive him 14 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers (Mahlon of Orrville, Ohio, and Robert, of Sugar Creek), 3 sisters (Mrs. Sara Ridgway, Mrs. Eva Smith and Mrs. John Spahr, all of Sugar Creek, Ohio). In his youth he was received into the Mennonite Church. The last number of years he was a member of the Canton Mennonite congregation. Funeral services were held on Jan. 3 at the Union Church, Sugar CreeK, with Wm. G. Detweiler in charge, assisted by Ed. Shepfer. Interment in the Union Hill Cemetery.
Martin - Elizabeth Martin, daughter of Tobias and Katherine (Strite) Shank, was born near Smithsburg, Md., May 16, 1860; died Dec. 12, 1934. She was united in marriage to Abraham H. Martin who died June 6, 1932. To this union were born 15 children, 4 having preceded her in death. Those remaining: (sons) Bishop Denton T.; Pre. Amos J.; Ira D.; Pre. Abraham E.; and Paul H.; (daughters) Amanda, wife of Lewis Strite; Annie, wife of David Eby; Fannie wife of Irvin Strite; Maggie, wife of Samuel Dillar; Ruth, wire of Ralph Eshleman; Naomi, wife of Otha Rudolph; also 61 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren, 1 brother (Amos Shank of Maugansville), 1 sister (Amanda Brunk, Harrisonburg, Va.) remain. Her sister (Annie Showalter) died just 5 weeks before. Mother died from a few days illness of pneumonia whcih she bore with much patience. She was a quiet and loving mother. She has left a vacancy in the home which cannot be filled; but God thought it best to call her home, where there are no pain and sorrow. Her place in the church was never vacant when health permitted her to be there. Funeral services held Friday morning, Dec. 14, 1934. Short services at the house and at Stauffers Church (burial in adjoining cemetery) by Bros. Moses K. Horst and John D. Risser. Text (which she selected), II Tim. 4:7,8.
"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."
- By the Family.
Richard - Michael, son of Michael and Fanny Conrad Richard, was born near Montbiliard, France, April 11, 1859; emigrated to America June 4, 1891, and located near Sterling, Ohio, where he resided the remainder of his life. He was suddenly called home Dec. 19, 1934; aged 75 y. 8 m. 8 d. He was united in marriage to Rachel Bougley, May 31, 1891. To this union were born 5 sons and 1 daughter: Michael Jr., Peter, John, Joseph, and David, all of Sterling, Ohio. He is survived by his 5 sons, 12 grandchildren, 3 sisters, and 1 brother --- Mrs. Joseph Amstutz, Mrs. Pierre Kennel of Montbiliard, France; Mrs. Daniel Graber of Sterling, Ohio; and Bro. Pierre Richard, also of Montbiliard, France. Also many other near relatives and friends. His beloved life companion and 1 daughter preceded him in death. In his early years he confessed Christ as his Savior, was baptized, and received into the Mennonite Church in France, and when he came to America transferred his membership to the Pleasant Hill Mennonite congregation, where he was a faithful and loyal member. He was interested in the work of his Lord and Master, giving a helping hand to build up the kingdom of God, and to advance the cause of Christ. He was a helpful neighbor, a kind and loving father, and leaves to his children and grandchildren the influence and memory of a godly heritage. Services were conducted by the Brethren C. Z. Yoder and J. S. Gerig; text, Psa. 127:1, 2. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
Dearest Father, well done!
Rest from thy loved employ:
The battle fought, the victory won,
Enter thy Master's joy.
*Transcriber's Note: Montbiliard is misspelled (as printed) thoughout the above obit the correct spelling is Montbilliard, France.
Binder - Rachel Dendels was born in Germany July 2, 1853; died in Breslau, Ontario, Jan. 1, 1935, in her 82nd year. When she was about a year and half of age she came to Canada with her parents, Christian and Mary Dedels. On March 8, 1870, she was united in marriage to Andrew Binder, who predeceased her 15 years. To this union were born 8 daughters, four having preceded her in death. There remain to mourn the departure of a loving mother, 4 daughters (Mina, Rose and Linda at home, and Nancy, Mrs. Ira Buschert, Kitchener, Ont.), two grandchildren, and a host of relatives and friends. Sister Binder was converted 34 years ago, united with the Mennonite Church, and kept the faith until her Lord took her home. The last 14 years of her life were spent as an invalid in much suffering. Her affliction was arthritis, and very seldom that she was free from pain. Yet she bore her sufferings patiently, wondering sometimes why she should be so afflicted, but always looking forward to the time when she would be released to enjoy her heavenly home where there is no pain. The funeral was held Jan. 3 from her late home in Breslau, to the Cressman Mennonite Church for services and the adjoining cemetery for interment. Text chosen by Sister Binder was Phil. 1:21. Ministers, Bros. Jonas Snider and Oscar Burkholder.
"God knew that she was suffering,
That the hills were hard to climb,
So He closed her weary eyelids
And whispered 'Peace be thine.'
Away in the beautiful hills of God,
By the valley of peace so fair,
Some time, some day, we know not when,
We will meet our loved on there."
King - Ezra W., eldest son of Samuel B. and Anna (Smith) King, was born near Larned, Kans., Dec. 7 1887; died at Wesley Hospital, Wichita, Kans., Dec. 4, 1934; aged 46 y. 11 m. 27 d. At the age of seven he moved with his parents to Hesston, Kans., where he spent the remainder of his life. On Dec. 25, 1912 he was married to Mary B. Longenecker, which union God blessed with 4 sons and 4 daughters (Ruth, Ethel, Leroy, Helen, Raymond, Clifford, Mary, Kathryn, and James). At the age of fourteen he confessed Christ as his Savior and united with the Mennonite Church. He fully surrendered his life to God and for many years (until death) gave consecrated services at the East Emmett Church near Newton, Kans. His chief desire was to serve his Lord and to see others experience the joy of salvation. As a state bridge building contractor he made it his first business to exalt Christ. He was a faithful friend of missions and humbly contributed much to the Cause in foreign fields by giving liberally of his time, prayer and means. His death was due to Hodgkins disease. Some three years ago he learned that this disease had hold upon his body and all was done that science seemingly could do. God's healing hand prolonged his life and reduced his suffering, but the final summons came after three weeks of special care at the hospital. On the evening of his departure he rallied to consciousness and joined his family and pastor in singing "Must Jesus Bear the Cross Alone." After a few minutes of peaceful lingering, he went to be with his Lord. Besides his beloved wife and children, he is survived by his parents and all his brothers and sisters: Emma (Mrs. E. E. Risser), Frank D., Elmer R., Grace (Mrs. Vernon Shellenberger), Alvin B., Samuel M., Chauncey B., and Bessie (Mrs. Herman Yoder). The funeral services were held at the Pennsylvania Mennonite Church in charge of D. D. Zook and M. D. Landis. Text, John 17:4. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
Burkholder - E. V. Burkholder, son of Jonas and Nancy Smucker Burkholder, was born in Green Township, Wayne Co., Ohio, June 12, 1873; died Dec. 26, 1934; aged 61 y. 6 m. 14 d. He was a lifelong resident of this community, and spent much of his life in and near Smithville, Ohio. He was united in marriage to Sister Amanda E. Wenger of Orrville, Ohio, Nov. 24, 1898. To this union the following children were born: Raymond, Forest, Gordon, of Smithville; Virgin and Mrs. Elmer Beyler, of Orrville; Mrs. Glen McFadden of Mansfield. He is survived by his dear life companion, 4 sons, 2 daughters, 7 grandchildren, 2 sisters - Mrs. D. J. Yoder, of Topeka, Ind.; Mrs. M. J. Smucker, of Smithville; and many other near relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, 3 sisters and 2 brothers. As a public servant Bro. Burkholder served the public school board as clerk for about 19 years, was chairman of the Mennonite Cemetery Association at the time of his death, and was also cashier of the Farmer's and Merchant's Bank for nearly 27 years until his health failed, and he was unable to serve in that capacity. He accepted Christ as his Savior in his youth, united with the Oak Grove Mennonite Church, and remained a faithful and loyal brother. He was active in the work of the church, serving as Sunday school superintendent for a number of years. He was much interested in mission work, and was mission treasurer of the church as long as his health permitted. In his affliction and suffering which confined him to his home about 1 year and 2 months, he was very patient, and looked unto Him who is able to uphold and keep us. He was looking with confidence and a living hope into the future, to enjoy the realities of that eternal home. He leaves to the family and community the memory of a beautiful Christian life. "Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord." Services were conducted at the home by Bro. I. W. Royer, and at the Oak Grove Church by J. S. Gerig. Text, Jno. 14:1-6. Assisting were the Brethren C. Z. Yoder and David McFadden. Interment in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Transcribed by Richele Herr, Ohio.
Johnson - Mollie Ethel, only child of Benjamin and Virgie Johnson, died at her home near Westover, Md., Jan. 12, 1935; aged 1 y. 5 m. 8 d. She was a sweet child, but very frail and soon succumbed to an attack of pneumonia and spinal meningitis. The young parents have the sincere sympathy of the entire community. Burial in Quinton Cemetery.
Seitz - Anna (Buckwalter) Seitz, widow of the late John Seitz, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., July 7, 1862; died Jan. 4, 1935; aged 72 y. 5 m. 27 d. she had poor health for the last few years and bore her suffering patiently. She is survived by 2 sons and 1 daughter (Howard and Laura at home, John at Rohrerstown). She was a member of the Rohrerstown Mennonite Church for fifty years. Her favorite scripture was Psa.23, which was read at the service with Psa. 116:15. Services were conducted by the home minister at the home, with interment in Rohrerstown Cemetery.
Corder - William Corder was born Sept. 12, 1865, in McComb, Ill.; died at his home near East Lynne, Mo., Dec. 8, 1934; aged 69 y. 2 m. 26 d. He confessed his Savior in 1905 and united with the Christian Church. He was of a family of 4 sons and 2 daughters. On brother (P. T. Corder) preceded him in death. Those remaining are Charles and John W. of Long Beach, Calif., Mrs. Della Jones and Mrs. J. W. Ligget of Denver, Colo., his faithful wife (Ida Ann Corder) and the only child and daughter, Aetna. He has always carried with him the reputation for honesty, truthfulness, and a keen sense of sincerity toward his fellow man. Funeral services were conducted Dec. 10 at the home, by I. G. Hartzler.
Kready - Ruth M., infant daughter of Norman B. and Elva Martin Kready of Manheim, Pa., died of erysipelas Dec. 7, 1934, at the St. Joseph Hospital, after one week illness; aged 1 m. 9 d. She is survived by her parents, 1 sister (Erma), 1 brother (Martin) and 2 grandfathers and 2 grandmothers. Funeral services were held Dec. 9 at the home in charge of Bro. Abram Risser. Text, Job 1:21. "The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord." Burial in Hernley's Mennonite Cemetery.
"A loving bud had opened
A precious one to greet
The angel came at morning
To claim our darling sweet."
Miller - Magdalena (Shrock) Miller was born north of Walnut Creek, Aug. 18, 1855; died southeast of Walnut Creek, Ohio, Dec. 17, 1934; aged 79 y. 3 m. 29 d. She lived a widow for 7 months and 21 days. She leaves 2 adopted sons, 14 grandchildren, and many relatives and friends. For many years she had asthma. She united with the Walnut Creek A. M. Church in her younger years remaining a faithful member to the end of her life. Funeral services were held at the Walnut Creek Church by Benus Hershberger (Texts, Job 19:25, 26; I Cor. 15:45-58; Rev. 21:1-7). A. W. Miller and D. M. Freidt assisted, using Heb. 4:9 as a text. Burial in cemetery near by.
Hoffman - Susanna Eby Hoffman was born Nov. 29, 1868. After being confined to her bed for five days because of acute diabetes and heart trouble, she passed away at her home near Hawkesville, Ont., on Jan. 7, 1935; aged 66 y. 1 m. 9 d. On Feb. 27, 1887 she was united in marriage to Menno Hoffman, who with 10 daughters and 1 son, 3 brothers and 1 sister are left to mourn the departure of one who was loved and respected by all who knew her. Two daughters and one son preceded her in dath. In early youth she united with the Mennonite Church and lived an exemplary Christian life. Quiet and unassuming yet cheerful, unpretentious and yet courageous, she performed her duties with a courage and faith that was apparent to all, and her passing is a distinct loss, not only to the family, but to the community and to the Church as well. Funeral services were held Jan. 9, at St. Jacobs Mennonite Church, by Bro. Jonas Snider (in German) from Prov. 4:18, and Bro. Moses M. Brubacher from Col. 1:27.
"Death does hide, but not divide;
Thou art but on Christ's other side.
Thou art with Christ, and Christ with me,
In Christ united still are we."
Landis - Ronald, son of Abram and Bessie (Derstine) Landis, died Dec. 16, 1934; aged 1 y. 1 m. 14 d. He leaves his sorrowing father, mother, 1 sister (Geraldine), 1 grandmother, 2 grandfathers, 1 great-grandmother, 1 great-grandfather, and many other relatives and friends. Death was due to bronchial pneumonia and pleurisy. Ronald had endeared himself to his family, and to all who knew him by his bright, winning ways. He is sadly missed by us all. Although we cannont understand why he should be taken away from us, but if we could have seen the welcome on the other side we would not wish him back. Funeral services were held Dec. 20, at the house conducted by Jacob Moyer, with further services at the Souderton Mennonite Church by Elmer Moyer. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.
"A sweet little flower, too pure to stay;
God in His wisdom took our darling away;
Not from our memory, not from our love;
But to dwell with the angels, in heaven above."
Rohrer - Emeline, daughter of the late Daniel B. and Sarah (Myers) Friedt, was born in Medina Co., Ohio, Sept. 16, 1861; died at her home near Acme, Ohio, Jan. 1, 1935; aged 72 y. 3 m. 15 d. Her death was due to a paralytic stroke which she suffered on Sunday evening previous to her death, from which she never regained consciousness. In 1897 she was united in marriage to Abraham T. Rohrer, who preceded her in death Aug. 24, 1909. She is also preceded in death by 4 brothers and 1 sister (Daniel who died in infancy; Noah, Samuel of Los Angeles, Calif.; Malinda, wife of Charles Handshue of River Styx, Ohio; and Elias, who died in the same home on Christmas day just preceding the death of Emeline.) She united with the Mennonite Church in her earlier years, and was a regular attendant of church services until her mental powers were impaired by a severe nervous breakdown, from which she never fully recovered. She leaves 2 sisters (Mrs. Lovina Houseworth of Rittman, Ohio, and Mrs. J. W. Handshue of Seville, Ohio), 1 brother (Pre David M. Friedt of Dundee, Ohio) and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Lower Mennonite Church near Wadsworth, Ohio, Jan. 3, conducted by Abraham Good and Moses Horst. Burial in adjoining cemetery.
Gish - Samuel R. Gish was born July 5, 1854; died after a brief illness of pnuemonia on Jan. 2, 1935; aged 80 y. 5 m. 28 d. He was united in marriage to Mary M. Lehman on Jan. 15, 1891. This union was blessed with 1 son (Martin L.) and 1 daughter (Anna, wife of Irwin Shearer). Surviving are his sorrowing companion, the son and daughter, 8 grandchildren, and a host of friends. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for many years worshiping with the believers in the Bossler congregation south of Elizabethtown, Pa. The home has lost a kind adviser, loving and faithful father, the church a strong defender of the faith, the community a loyal citizen. We humbly bow to His will, knowing to depart and be with Christ is far better. Funeral services were conducted Jan. 5, from his late home by Bro. Samuel Fry, and at the Elizabethtown Church by Bro. Noah W. Risser and Bro. Simon Garber. Text, Job 5:17, 26, a portion of God's Word that he loved. Burial in the Bossler Cemetery.
"Gopd in His wisdom has recalled
The boon His love had given;
And though the body slumbers here,
The soul is safe in heaven."
Good - Barbara, daughter of Joshua and Mary (Hunsberger) Hiestand, was born near Doylestown, Pa., Aug. 11, 1856; died Jan. 2, 1935; aged 78 y. 4 m. 22 d. On Sept. 21, 1876, she was united in marriage to William Good of Spring City, Pa., who died March 13, 1905. To this union were born 4 sons and 4 daughters (Daniel of East Petersburg, Pa.; Lizzie, wife of Amos Kolb; William; Laura; Emma, wife of George Hunsberger; Allen; Katie, wife of Paul Sheeler, and Henry) all of whom remain to mourn her departure, and live near Spring City. She is also survived by 45 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and 1 sister (Mrs. Sarah Gehman of Bally, Pa.). After marriage she moved to Spring City, Pa., and resided there till death. She enjoyed good health till about 3 years ago and had been confined to her home about 2 1/2 years. Death was caused by gradually growing weaker due to old age, she being taken care of by daughter Laura. She united with the Mennonite Church in early life and lived a consistent life till death. We can only remember her as being very gentle, calm, and patient, willing to do whatever she could for others. Short services were held at home by Bro. Henry Bechtel. Further services at Vincent Mennonite Church by Bro. A. O. Histand (Text, II Cor. 4:17, 18; 5:1) and Bro. Warren Bean (Text, Pas. 138:7) Interment in adjoinging cemetery.
Zehr - Nancy Edna, daughter of Jacob and Lydia Roth, was born at Archbold, Ohio, Oct. 30, 1874; died at her home in Chappell, Neb., Jan. 8, 1935; aged 60 y. 2 m. 8 d. She spent her childhood days in her native state, and in 1892 moved with her parents to Duell Co., Neb., where they lived, northeast of Chappell. On Nov. 9, 1893 she was united in marriage to Nicholas E. Zehr at Chappell. To this union were born 3 children (William E. and Nicholas C. Zehr of Chappell and Edna Belle, wife of Jack Rowston, of Oshkosh, Neb.). She was a faithful and devoted member of the M. E. Church of Chappell. She was of a quiet and loving nature. Within her family circle she left that spiritual influence which left its undying imprint upon the lives of her loved ones. Besides those of her immediate family, she leaves 2 granddaughters and a step-grandson, her stepmother, Abby Rothe of Nampa, Idaho, 2 brothers (Ed Roth of Croap, Colo., and Menno of Nampa, Ida.), and 5 sisters (Mrs. Ida Kinna of Sedgwick, Colo., Mrs. Emma Zehr and Mrs. Leah Milligan of Nampa, Idaho, Mrs. Laura Sutter of Ontario, Oreg., and Mrs. Abby Lee of Counsel, Ida.). Two brothers preceded her in death. She also leaves a host of neighbors and friends who sadly mourn her passing. Funeral services were held Friday, Jan. 11, at the M. E. Church of Chappell, conducted by ______ Samson. Burial in the Chappell Cemetery.
Fridy - Amos C., son of the late John and Anna (Culp) Fridy, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., June 19, 1853; died Dec. 22, 1934; aged 81 y. 6 m. 3 d. In 1879 he was united in marriage to Fannie Nissley who preceded him in death 19 years. The following children survive: Irvin of Mount Joy; John of Grafton, W. Va.; Paris of Pittsburgh; Simon of White Pines, S. Dak.; Mary (wife of Raymond Good) of Elizabethtown; Anna (wife of Martin L. Gish) of Elizabethtown; and Ada (wife of Harry E. Hershey) of Marietta, Pa. Also 17 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, and 1 sister (Anna C. Miller of Elizabethtown) survive. He had been in good health until the last six months, when he became feeble, and on Dec. 21 he had a stroke and became unconscious. He was a regular attendant at chruch services as long as he was able. He was a trustee of the church for a number of years, and a liberal supporter of all its interests. He was a kind and loving father. We always appreciated the many good admonitions which he gave us. Funeral services were held at the home, and at the Elizabethtown Mennonite Church by Bro. Noah Risser and Bro. Samuel Fry. Text, Tit. 2:11-13. Burial in Bossler's Cemetery.
"Dear father, you are not forgotten,
Though on earth you are no more;
Still in memory you are with us,
As you always were before."
Voegtlin - John Chrisost Voegtlin was born near Muelhausen, France, Oct. 12, 1859. He grew to manhood in his native country and was married to Katharina Bassler Nov. 22, 1886. Four children were born to this union. His wife passed away soon after the youngest son was born, which made it necessary for him to place the children with relatives. In the course of time he was married to Harriet Alliman. No children were born to this union. They left their native country and came to America in the Spring of 1893. His oldest son came with them. Some time later his wife returned to France, where she died about eighteen years ago. His daughter came to America May 6, 1904, and kept house for her father, living together in their late home near Wayland, Iowa. While living in this community he united with the Sugar Creek Mennonite Church of which he was a member at the time of his death. For a number of years his health was failing and he seemed to realize that his time was short, as he told a neighbor he would see the New Year but did not expect to survive till Easter. He passed away suddenly Jan. 2, 1935; aged 75 y. 2 m. 21 d. He leaves 4 children (Rosie, at home; Joseph and Albert, Tofield, Alta.; Charles, Belfort, France), 1 brother and 1 sister in France, 8 grandchildren, and many friends and neighbors. The funeral was held Jan. 5 at the Sugar Creek church near Wayland, Ia., conducted by Simon Gingerich. Text, Job 17:15. Interment in the Sugar Creek Cemetery.
Wisseman - Henry C. Wisseman of Greenwood, Del.,
son of Conrad C. and Barbara Wisseman (deceased) of Grantsville,
Md., was born in Garrett Co., Md., June 2, 1875; died Dec. 22,
1934; aged 59 y. 7 m. 20 d. Death was due to an automobile accident
which killed him instantly. He was united in marriage to Cora
Ellen Bealman on Oct. 1, 1899. In early life he united with the
Mennonite Church. He leaves a devoted wife; 5 sons (Frederick,
Daniel, Leonard, Gideon, and Carlos); 4 daughters (Elizabeth,
Mabel, Pauline, and Alma), 11 grandchildren, 6 sisters, 3 brothers,
and a host of other relatives and friends. One son (Clark) was
also killed in the accident.
Clark H., son of Henry C. and Cora Wisseman of Greenwood, Del., was born in Grantsville, Md., Jan. 7 1903; died Dec. 22, 1934; aged 31 y. 11 m. 15 d. He leaves 1 daughter (Audrey), his wife (Blanche Walls Wisseman), his mother, 5 brothers, and 4 sisters. He united with the Mennonite Church in early life. Father and son were killed instantly in an automobile accident Dec. 22, 1934. Both were killed on their way home from business in Wilmington, Del. A double funeral of father and son was held in the Amish Mennonite Church near Greenwood, conducted by Nevin Bender and L. T. Gibson. Father and son were laid to rest side by side in the adjoining cemetery.
"Father and brother have left us,
Left our hearts bleeding and sore;
But sometime we hope to meet them,
When partings are forever o'er."
-By the Family.
*Transcriber's note - the above obituary actually contains two, father and son who were killed in an automobile accident.
Kauffman - Herbert King, son of David and Anna Kauffman, was born near Garden City, Mo., Oct. 27, 1908; died at the Trinity Hospital, Minot, N. Dak., on the evening of Dec. 28, 1934; aged 26 y. 2 m. 1 d. On Oct. 6, 1934, he was united in marriage to Irene Garber of Jackson, Minn. On Saturday morning, Dec. 22, he became suddenly ill while doing the morning chores. He was soon taken to the hospital and his illness was at first considered a bad case of pleurisy. It soon developed into double pneumonia, which caused his death. He was ready to go and anxious to meet Jesus. On Christmas day he had said, "I was wishing Jesus would come today, being it's Christmas, you know." The day before his death he gave a ringing testimony for Jesus and was burdened for his doctor and attending nurses. On the morning of his death he said, "Jesus is soon coming." In early youth Herbert accepted Christ as his Savior and kept growing in Christian grace until his death. A new and happy earthly home is broken, but Jesus has in His circle above one more to sing praises to Him. Those who mourn his early departure are his beloved companion, his parents, 4 brothers (Carl of Kalispel, Mont.; Nelson of Hannibal, Mo.; Floyd of Minot, North Dakota, and Harold at home), and one sister (Floy, at home) besides many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted at the home by L. A. Kauffman, and at the fairview Mennonite Church by Archie Kauffman of Kenmare, J. C. Gingerich of Detroit Lakes, Min n., and George Kauffman of Bloomfiled, Mont. Text, Fom. 8:18, one of Herbert's last quoted verses. Interment in Fairview Cemetery.
Snavely - Sister Anna Snavely, daughter of Christian and Barbara Rudy, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Nov. 10, 1830. She came with her parents at the age of 4 to Dalton, Ohio, and located on a farm. On Feb. 11, 1853, she was united in marriage to Samuel Snavely. To them were born 5 children, 3 having preceded their mother to the world beyond. Two children survive (Amanda Snavely and Ida Douglass). There are 9 living grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. She fell asleep in Jesus Jan. 9, 1935, at the advanced age of 104 y. 2 m. She has lived in the same home, the first year excepted, all of her married life. She came from a home of eight children. A singular coincidence in connection with the lives of her father's family is found in this that the average age of David, Maria, and herself was 100 y. 1 m. Her last communion services attended in the church were at the Pleasant View Church when she lacked 1 month of being 100 years old. Since that she has been waited on regularly in her home. She was bedfast only about 10 days before her death. Her husband preceded her in death 34 years ago and her daughter Amanda has always lived with her mother. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church, a good neighbor, a wonderful grandmother, and an unselfish and devoted mother. Her life was dominated by Christ's standards of honesty, purity, and love. Funeral services were held in the home and in the Martin Church near Orrville, O., Jan. 11 by I. J. Buchwalter (Text, Psa. 39:5) assisted by C. Z. Yoder, Stanford Mumaw, and R. G. Pinkerton. The funeral was largely attended. Interment in cemetery near by. Thus closes the life on earth of one of the oldest if not the oldest member of the Mennonite Church in our land.
Winey - Ella V. Shelley Winey, widow of the late Ammon V. Winey, was born near Thompsontown, Pa., April 20, 1867; died at her home near Lancaster, Pa., Dec. 9, 1934; aged 67 y. 7 m. 19 d. Surviving are 5 daughters and 2 sons (E. Mabel, wife of Martin Clymer; Mary B., wife of Eli Eby; Sarah R., wife of Earnest Mast; Esther., at home; Dora E., wife of Elvin Landis; John R. and Lloyd S.); also 20 grandchildren, and many relatives and friends. Thirteen years ago Mother suffered a light stroke, and had never fully recovered. After being confined to her room for a long time, she finally was able to work some again, but for the last 3 years most of her time was spent on her chair. She failed fast after father's death, which occurred just two months previous. Mother was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for many years, and had the pleasure of seeing all her children unite with the church of her choice. She was deeply concerned about the spiritual welfare of her children and her desire was that they keep the faith and manifest loyalty in their lives, both to God and the Church. She firmly believed in observing the "all things" and told us many times, even on her death bed, that to her, God's commandments were "not grievous." She would often read hymns for lack of strength to sing them, but God gave her strength to sing part of several hymns the last two days of her life. Among her last audible words were, "Come, Lord Jesus, take me, just now." Funeral services at the house by Bros. David Landis and Elmer Martin and at Mellinger's church by Bros. Elmer Martin and Abram Martin. Text, Rev. 14:13. Burial in adjoining cemetery.
"Deep in our hearts lies a picture
Of loved ones laid to rest;
In memory framed we will keep it,
Because they were 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."
Plank - Mary Malinda, daughter of Michael and Nancy (Byler) Plank, was born in Union Co., PA., April 8, 1853; died at the home of her brother, M. H. Plank, near Garden City, Mo., Jan. 10, 1935; aged 81 y. 9 m. 2 d. At the age of 3 years she moved with her parents to Ligonier, Ind., and then 6 years later to St. Joe Co., Mich. In 1880 the family came to Cass Co., Mo., locating near Garden City, in which community she has resided since. In her early life she confessed Christ as her Savior and united with the Mennonite Church, in which faith she remained stedfast until death. She held dear the doctrines of her chosen denomination and her place in church worship was never vacant when circumstances permitted her to be present. Many times she was heard to express a deep concern for the spiritual welfare of the Church and expecially for the members of her own family. She was never married, but gave her life in willing service to others. After the death of her parents, for whom she cared in their declining years, she made her home with her brother Mose and family, giving of her time and strength in the care of two nephews who were left motherless in their tender years. Many homes were blessed by her help during times of need, as she never refused to lend aid wherever she could do so. In 1927 she went to live with ther brother Crist and cared for him the last six years of his life. The last two years of ther life she made her home with her brother Michael. She leaves 4 brothers (Mose and Michael of Garden City, Samuel B. of West Liberty, Ohio, David of San Diego, Calif.), 1 sister (Mrs. Lizzie Whitman of San Jose, Calif.), 17 nephews, 9 nieces and many other relative and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, 5 brothers and several nephews and nieces. During her last sickness of two months' duration she bore patiently her much suffering. Although she expressed a desire to be restored to health, she was resigned to the will of her heavenly Father and passed away with the prayer on her lips, "Dear Lord Jesus, come quickly."
"Servant of God, well done;
Thy glorious warfare past;
The battle's fought
And thou are crowned at last."
Funeral services were held Jan. 13 at the home by L. J. Miller and at the Sycamore Grove Church by I. G. Hartzler assisted by John Oesch. Concluding remarks at the grave in Clear Fork Cemetery by S. S. Hershberger.
Transcribed by Richele Herr, Ohio.
Kurtz - Rhoda Y., infant daughter of Ira A. and Irene (Yoder) Kurtz, was born near Morganstown, Pa., Dec. 19, 1934; died Jan. 12, 1935. Baby Rhoda stayed with us only a short time, but long enough that we all learned to love her. We know our darling is "safe in the arms of Jesus." She leaves her parents, 2 brothers and 2 sisters (Verna, Lester, Esther, and Earl). Funeral services were held at the home, Jan. 14 by John S. Mast.
"God needed one more Angel child
Around His shining Throne
And so He stooped with loving care,
And took our darling home."
Wenger - Henry, son of Christian and Elizabeth Wenger, was born Dec. 4, 1870; died Dec. 23, 1934; aged 64 y. 19 d. He spent his entire life in and around Wayland, Iowa. On Feb. 14, 1895, he was married to Anna Freyenberger. This union was blessed with three children. He is survived by his wife, 1 daughter (Mrs. Henry Graber), 1 son (Alvin), and 3 grandchildren; also 5 brothers and 2 sisters. One son, father, mother, and two brothers preceded him in death. He united with the Amish Mennonite Church in his younger years but transferred his membership to the Wayland Mennonite Church of which he was a member until death. Funeral services were held at the Wayland Mennonite Church, Dec. 25, in charge of his pastor, Elmer Basinger, assisted by A. H. Miller of Eicher Mennonite Church.
Myers - Barbara, daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth Myers, was born in Putnam Co., Ohio, Nov. 12, 1849; died Jan. 16, 1935; aged 85 y. 2 m. 4 d. A little over a year ago she fell and brok her hip, and since then has been confined to her bed. During this time she suffered much, but bore it very patiently and expressed her desire to go and be with her Savior. She was tenderly cared for by her sister, Fannie. They lived together all their life. Two brothers and two sisters preceded her in death. She leaves two sisters (Fannie, and Sophia Crow, of Detroit, Mich.), and many relatives and friends to mourn her departure. She was a great lover of children. In the spring of 1889 she united with the Mennonite Church and remained faithful till the end. Funeral services were conducted Jan. 19, by Gabriel H. Brunk, at the Mount Pleasant Church. Text, Rev. 14:13.
Myers - Donald Eugene was born to Ralph and Helen Myers at Goshen, Ind., Dec. 7, 1932; died Jan. 12, 1935. He was a sturdy child, and by his friendly dispostion had won his way into the hearts of all with whom he come in contact. About New Year he contracted a cold which developed into lobar pnemonia. He grew gradually worse until Jan. 12, when he heard the Master's call and went home with Him. He leaves his deeply bereaved parents, one sister (Aleta Jane), and one brother (Richard Lee); also grandparents, uncles, aunts, cousins, and host of friends. Funeral services were held at the home in Dunlaps near Goshen, and from the Howard-Miami Church near Kokomo, Ind., in charge of C. L. Graber assisted by J. S. Horner. Interment in Mast Cemetery near the church.
"Though our hearts are heavy,
We say it, still,
Lord, 'tis no ours,
But the Master's will."
Shoup - Amos, son of Joseph and Sarah Kilmer Shoup, was born in Holmes Co., Ohio, Dec. 30, 1871; died Jan. 7, 1935; aged 63 y. 7 d. He is survived by 4 sisters and 1 brother: Mrs Emma Bechtel and Mrs. Frederick Huntsberger of Wakaursa, Ind.; Mrs. Samuel Farrer and Mrs. Harvey Eshleman of Orrville, Ohio; and Harvey Shoup of Jamestown, North Dakota. Also an aunt, Mrs. nancy Wetter of Applecreek, Ohio, and a large circle of near relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, 1 brother, and 1 sister. Bro. Shoup in his early life confessed and accepted Christ as his Savior. He united with the Oak Grove Mennonite Church, where he worshiped when health permitted. He remained true to his baptismal vow, and to his Christ. In his quiet and unassuming disposition, he served his Master until his call came. Services were conducted at the Martin's Mennonite Church by J. S. Gerig. Text, Psa. 90:14. Bro. P. R. Lantz assisted. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
"There is a day of sunny rest
For every dark and troubled night;
And greif may bide an evening quiet,
But joy shall come with early light."
Denlinger - Daniel K., son of the late Benjamin and Annie (Kreider) Denlinger, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., near Mellinger's Church, Dec. 6, 1850; died Jan. 3, 1935, after a three days' illness of pneumonia; aged 84 y. 27 d. He was united in marriage to Hettie Hershey, Nov. 10, 1874. She preceded him in death 24 years and 2 days. To this union were born 10 children: Aaron H., Anna H. (Heller), Lizzie H. (Leaman), Hettie H. (Leaman), Mary H. (Esbenshade), Martin H., and Katie H. (Neff), all of Lancaster Co.; Dr. Jacob H. and Dr. Daniel H. of Indiana; and Lydia H. (Long) of Illinois. Also surviving are these sisters (Mrs. C. M. Brackbill, Mrs Mary Metzler, and Mrs. Daniel Rohrer), 50 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends. Grandfather was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for many years. His place was seldom vacant, as he attended as late as Christmas day, 1934. He left a wonderful example for us all to follow. Funeral services were held Jan. 7 at the home of his son, Martin H., with whom he resided, and at mellinger's mennonite Church, by Bro. David L. Landis. Text, Heb. 11:16. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.
Roth - Joseph W. Roth was born in Alsace Lorraine, France,
Oct. 20, 1851; died Jan. 10, 1935; aged 83 y. 2 m. 20 d. He came
to America with his family when 4 years of age, settling in Ohio.
Some time later they came to Wayland, Iowa. He accepted Christ
as his Savior in his youth, uniting with the Sugar Creek Mennonite
Church, of which he was a faithful member at the time of his death.
On Dec. 19, 1878, he was united in marriage with Barbra Eicher.
They started housekeeping on the home farm, southwest of Wayland.
Later they bought the farm southeast of Wayland, where they reared
their family of ten children. In the fall of 1919 they left the
farm and moved to Wayland, where they lived until his wife passed
away on Mar. 10, 1927. After her death he made his home with his
son, Chriss E., on the farm noth of Noble, Iowa. His health has
been failing for several years, and he often expressed a desire
to exchange this life for eternity. His wife and one daughter
preceded him in death. He was the last survivor of his family.
He leaves his 5 sons and 4 daughters, 28 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren,
and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held
at the Sugar Creek Church on Jan. 12 in charge of Bro. Simon Gingerich.
Text, Psa. 91:16.
*Transcribers Note: Names are as printed in the original obituary.
Miller - Martin R. Miller was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Feb. 1, 1880; died Dec. 26, 1934, in the St. Joseph Hospital, Lancaster, Pa., as the result of a fall on Christmas morning. He is survived by his wife (Ella S. Herr) and the following children: Esther (Mrs. Clarence Harnish), David, Anna, Martha (Mrs. Amos Ranck), Arthur and Frances; also 8 grandchildren and these brothers and sisters (Mrs. Mary Weaver, Lancaster; Daniel R., Maugansville, Md.; Mrs. Reuben Hostetter, Landisville, Pa.: Abram R., Fanny and Emma of Rohrerstown, Pa.; Amos R., E. Petersburg, Pa.; and Mrs. Tilman Stauffer, Lititz, Pa.). He was ordained to the ministry Feb. 2, 1933, to serve the Landisville-Salunga congregations. He keenly felt his responsibility before the Lord, as minister, and was greatly concerned about the spiritual welfare of each member as well as the unsaved. God's Word was very precious to him and he was ready to defend it wherever he had an opportunity. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon, Dec. 29, conducted by Bro. Hiram Kauffman at the home and Bros. John Mosemann and Henry Lutz at the Landisville Mennonite Church. Text, II Tim. 4:7-8. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.
"God hath His mysteries of grace,
Ways that we cannot tell;
He hides them deep like the hidden sleep
Of him He loved so well."
Clemmer - Sarah (Beyer) Clemmer was born Dec. 5, 1899; died at Grand View Hospital, Sellersville, Pa., Dec. 2, 1934. She united in marriage Mar. 15, 1919, to Norman L. Clemmer of Hatfield, Pa. To this union were born 3 sons and 3 daughters, of whom 2 sons and 1 daughter preceded her in death. Surviving are her husband, 1 son, 2 daughters, her mother and step-father, and a number of brothers and sisters, relatives, and friends. She united with the Mennonite Church in her youth and was faithful till death. She was failing in health at times for a number of years, especially the last year of her earthly life, at which time her physical body had been weakened. She was very patient in her trials and affliction, always ready to submit to the Lord's will. She was taken to the hospital for observation, and two weeks later underwent an operation, which seemed to be successful, but her condition gradually became weaker from a heart ailment and the Lord called her home Dec. 2. She will be greatly missed by the family, especially in the home for which she had been much concerned, but we humbly submit to the Lord's will, who doeth all things well. Funeral services were held at her home, Dec. 7, by Bro. Arthur Ruth, with further services at the Souderton Mennonite Church by Bros. Jacob Moyer and Elmer Moyer. Text, Rev. 21:4. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.
"One by one the bonds are severed,
Binding hearts together here;
One by one new ties are added
To that land that knows no tear."
Harnish - Jacob B., son of the late Jacob and Barbara (Buckwalter) Harnish, was born on the Harnish homestead in Lancaster Co., Pa., June 1, 1861; died Dec. 22, 1934, at his home at Country Club Heights; aged 73 y. 6 m. 21 d. On Nov. 22, 1883, he was united in marriage to Anna H. Shenk of New Danville. In addition to his wife, he is survived by the following children: Elizabeth, wife of Enos L. Heller; Frank S. and Olive Anna, wife of J. Lloyd Sheaffer; also four grandsons, and one brother (Pre. Aaron B. Harnish of Baumgardner's), and many other near relatives and friends. He with his wife united with the Mennonite Church at New Danville fifty years ago, of which faith he was a consistent member until death. About eight years ago their membership was transferred to the East Chestnut Street church at Lancaster. His seat at church services was seldom vacant when health permitted. Father had suffered a severe heart condition several years ago, from which he never fully recovered, and on Saturday, Dec. 15, he suffered a cerebral hemorrhage and remained in a semi-conscious condition until Dec. 22, when he peacefully fell asleep. Father was of a kind disposition, and his smiling face and pleasing comradeship is greatly missed. Brief services were held at the home on Dec. 26, with the main service at the East Chestnut St. Church. Interment at the New Danville Cemetery. Services were conduted by Bros. John Mosemann and Jacob T. Harnish.
"There will be no tears in heaven,
There will be no more goodbyes;
There will be no solemn partings
In that home beyond the skies;
Here we've no continuing city,
But we seek one yet to come;
There will be no scenes of sadness
In that bright eternal home."
By the family.
Tressler - William Tressler was born in Somerset Co., Pa., Nov. 4, 1857; died at his home at Greenwood, Del., Dec. 31, 1934; aged 77 y. 1 m. 27 d. He was married to Barbara Gingrich in 1882. To this union were born a daughter, Savannah May (married to Wm. C. Hershberger of Johnstown, Pa.), and Daniel Webster. Both preceded him to the glory world. He is survived by his wido and 1 grandson (Paul Hershberger), 2 brothers (Harvey and Lewis Tressler of Somerset Co., Pa.), and a host of friends. The Tressler family moved from Grantsville to their present home near Greenwood, a number of years ago. On Sept. 13, 1931, Bro. and Sister Tressler transferred their membership to the Mennonite Church, at which place he remained a faithful member. He was not so much of a teacher or spokesman, but in his way was at his post. He was regular in attendance in Sunday school and church services. The Mennonite group not having a regular place of worship, arrangements were made to hold church services in the Owen Station Schoolhouse. Later, when the schools were consolidated, Bro. Tressler personally bought the building from the School Board so their group would have a place that could be used for worship. For unavoidable reasons, the fall communion was delayed for which he expressed his regret to others. One of his last act of labor for the Church was, when he with one of the other brethren, bought a pulpit, desk and chair for the Church's use, but he passed beyond before it was used. (Bro. Henry Wisseman, whose obituary appeared last week, planned for the cleaning and re-varnishing of the above mentioned furniture, but he too passed on.) We as a Church feel with the words of Jonathan - "Thou shalt be missed, for thy seat will be empty." The funeral services were conducted at the home and at the St. Johnstown Methodist Church near the home, by J. C. Clemens, Lansdale, Pa. (text Rev. 14:12), assisted by W. C. Hershberger, Johnstown, Pa., and M. B. Miller, Grantsville, Md. The body was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery by the side of his son, Daniel Webster.
Shenk - Malinda Good Shenk, daughter of Henry H. and Susan Good, was born Mary 28, 1873 in Rockingham Co., Va.; died Jan. 5, 1935; aged 61 y. 7 m. 8 d. At the age of three years she moved with her parents to Allen Co., Ohio, and in 1888 to Knox Co., Tenn. She united with the Mennonite church in early youth and remained true to the end, holding the doctrines of the Mennonite faith as very precious. In 1896 she was united in marriage to Abram J., son of J. M. and Fannie Shenk. The same year they moved to Allen Co., Ohio, and lived there unil 1920, when they came to Virginia. Her husband died March 6, 1933, after a long illness. One son (Irvin) also preceded her in death. She leaves 5 children - Edith; Lydia F. (teacher of French, Goshen College), Goshen, Ind.; Dr. Lillie S. of Laurelton, Pa (appointed missionary to Africa), Mrs. Ira Stoltzfus, Martinsburg, Pa.; and Ezra William (student at Eastern Mennonite School), and 1 grandchild (Victor Ezra Stoltzfus). She also leaves 3 sisters (Mrs. Wm. Jennings, Concord, Tenn.; Mrs Charlie Reed, Maryville, Mo.; Mary M. Good, Dhamtari, C. P. India); 4 brothers (Emanuel Good, Continental, Ohio; Henry Good, South Boston, Va.; Levi Good, Roanoke, Va.; and John F. Good, Knoxville, Tenn.). Her departure was very unexpected, as she was in her usual health until about a week before she died. On Dec. 29, she attended an all-day meeting and the following day, Sunday, was present at two services. She seemed to be feeling better than she had for a few months, and was very cheerful. On Monday she complained of symptoms of a cold which were soon relieved, and the next morning had some indigestion. Two days later her condition grew serious and she was taken to the hospital in coma due to acute pancreatitis and peritonitis. The funeral was held from the Pike Mennonite Church in charge of Brethren S. H. Rhodes and Abram J. Metzler. Brethren William Brubaker and Melvin Heatwole also took part. Text, John 14:1. Interment in Pike Cemetery.
"Live close to Him and trust His love,
Assured that while on earth we roam,
Whate'er may come, He bends above
To guide His children safely home."
Transcribed by Richele Herr, Ohio.