Gospel Herald Obituaries - December, 1937

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Gospel Herald, December 2, 1937 - Vol. XXX, No. 36 - page 767,768

Horst.- Mary D., daughter of the late Henry and Martha D. Horst, died at her home near Marion, Pa., Aug. 27, 1937, aged 71 y. 11 m. 4 d. She was a member of the Marion Mennonite Church far a number of years. She is survived by 1 sister (Martha) and several nieces and 1 nephew. The funeral was held at the Chambersburg Church, by J. I. Lehman and J. D. Risser. Interment in the cemetery adjoining.
"Rest on, dear sister, thy labors are o'er,
Those loving hands will toll no more;
A faithful sister, true and kind,
No friend on earth like you we'll find."

Zemacki.- Douglas Lester, infant son of Stephen and Elizabeth (Shilling) Zemacki, died Nov. 10, 1937, at the home of his parents in Coatesville, Pa.; aged 21 days. Although his stay with us was short it brought much joy and gladness into our home. But God's way is the best way. Although it is painful to part with him yet we know that if we are faithful we shall meet him in that heavenly home. Short services were held at the home of the foster grandparents, Bro. and Sister David Kennel, in charge of Bro. John A. Kennel, and at the Millwood Church by Isaac King Jr. and John A. Kennel. Interment in adjoining cemetery.

Fuller.- Glenn Le Roy, son of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Fuller of Willamina, Oreg., was born at Sheridan, Oreg., June 7, 1935; died very suddenly of bronchial pneumonia Oct. 27, 1937. He leaves father, mother, 6 brothers, 8 sisters, 1 niece. Little Glenn will be very much missed because of his loving disposition. Funeral services were held at the Sheridan Mennonite Church Oct. 30, conducted by A. H. Kilmer and D. F. Shenk. Burial in the Harmony Cemetery four miles south of Sheridan. Text, I Sam. 12:23.
"May the Saviour give you comfort
At this time so full of grief,
Glenn has gone to be with Jesus,
Let this thought now give relief."

Royer.- Bertha Louise, daughter of Solomon Koch, was born April 25, 1874, near Leetonia, 0.; died at her residence in Columbiana, 0., Nov. 18, 1937; aged 63 y. 8 m. 26 d. On June 29, 1898, she was united in marriage to Franklin Bayer, to which union were born 2 sons, Russel R. and Walter E. of Columbiana, 0. She also leaves 4 grandchildren, 1 brother, and 1 sister; 1 brother preceding her in death. She united with the Lutheran Church of Leetonia at the age of 14 and remained faithful to the end. She was deprived of her hearing some twenty years ago, but it appeared that affliction together with heart complications drew her still nearer the Lord whom she adored and followed closely. She left a wonderful testimony to the saving and keeping grace of God, on her dying bed. Funeral services were held at the home Nov. 20, in charge of Bra. A. J. Steiner. Burial in the Midway Cemetery.

Mast.- John K., son of the late Amos and Sarah (Kauffman) Mast, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Oct. 28, 1873; died at his home in Gap, Pa., of heart failure on the night of Sept. 11, 1937; aged 63 y. 10 m. 14 d. He was united in marriage to Annie Beiler on Feb. 28, 1901. He leaves his companion and 1 son (Ira B. Mast of Gap), 3 grandchildren, and the following sister and brothers: Melinda, wife of Jonas U. Neuhauser of Bird-in-Hand; Samuel and Levi, both of Gap, and Aaron of Belleville, Pa. He accepted Christ as his Saviour in his youth, united with the Mennonite Church, was a member of the Millwood congregation, and remained faithful until the Lord called him home. He was gifted with the talent of singing, and always had great joy in singing sacred songs, and learning new hymns and loved to sing until the end. Funeral services were held Sept. 14 at the Mill-wood Church, conducted by Bros. Amos B. Stoltzfus of Gap and Geo. Hostetler of West-over, Md. Text, Rev. 14:18. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
By a Nephew.

-- Joseph F. Hostetler was born Jan. 22, 1864, in La Grange County, Ind., died at his home in Harrisburg, Oreg., Sept. 22, 1937; aged 73 y. 8 m. On Dec. 10, 1893, he was married to Elsie Hammontree of Lone Tree Mo. He is survived by his loving companion and the following children: Daisy Spieler and Viola Stewart of Harrisburg; Grace Toll of Shelbyville, Ill.; Paul of Eugene, Oreg. Two children died in infancy. He is also survived by the following brothers and sisters: Fannie Hooley, Hubbard, Oreg.; Martha Kenagy, Albany, Oreg.; Lydia Stutzman, Anna Kropf, Levi, Ida Baker, all of Harrisburg; Enos of Sheridan, Oreg.; Katie Schrock, Shelbyville, Ill.; also by many other relatives and friends. Bro. Hostetler was deaf and attended the school for the deaf at Indianapolis, Ind. He confessed his Lord and Saviour in his youth and united with the Amish Mennonite Church, of which he was a faithful member until death. As a young man he went with his parents to Missouri. In 1901 he with his family moved to Hubbard, Oreg., and in 1912 he moved to Harrisburg, Oreg., at which place he resided until death. Funeral services were held Sept. 24 at the Harrisburg Mennonite Church, conducted by Levi Miller and C. I. Kropf. Interment in Alford Cemetery.

-Annie, daughter of the late Nicholas and Annie (Schlegel) Roth and wife of Christian Lichti, was born in Wayland, Iowa, Nov. 19, 1874. After the death of her mother she was brought to Canada as a young child by her uncle, John F. Roth of New Hamburg, Ont., with whom she resided until her marriage to Christian Lichti Nov. 26, 1893. To this union were born 2 sons and 2 daughters. She died after a lingering illness at her late home at Baden, Ont., Nov. 17, 1937. She leaves her beloved husband, 1 daughter (Edna, wife of Chris S. Brenneman), 1 son (William), 8 grandchildren, 3 sisters (Mrs. J. J. Richer, Milford, Neb.; Mrs. D. J. Troyer, Shickley, Neb.; Mrs. Rudy Schwartzentruber, Zurich, Ont.), 2 brothers (Ben Roth, New Hamburg, Ont.; Henry Brenneman, Tavistock, Ont.). One son, 1 daughter, father, mother, 1 sister, 2 brothers, and 2 grandchildren preceded her in death. The funeral was held from her late residence and at Steinman's A. M. Church. Services were conducted by Bra. Peter Nafziger of St. Agatha at the house and by Bros. C. F. Derstine and Moses 0. Jantzi at the church.
"Tis hard to part with mother, dear,
Never more to see her here;
But yet' we're glad if God saw best
To end her troubles and give her rest."

Sauder.- Daniel S., son of John and Margaret (Sensenig) Sander, was born near Ephrata, Pa., Feb. 9, 1876; died at the Lancaster General Hospital Oct. 11, 1937; aged 61 y. 8 m. 2 d. He was stricken with a cerebral hemorrhage on Oct. 7 and was taken to the Hospital Oct. 8, where he passed away peacefully. He was married to Sarah M. Frankhouser of Ephrata, Pa., Nov. 28, 1895. They were blessed with five children, four of whom survive. Charles died in infancy. The widow and the following children mourn the loss of a kind husband and father: Arthur, Enfield, N. C.; Abram, Lancaster, Pa.; Margaret Repass and Miriam Pritz, Philadelphia, Pa. Six brothers and three sisters also survive: Levi, Millersville; Martin, Lancaster; John, Martindale; Clayton, Reading; Noah, Lititz; Samuel, Lancaster; Anna, wife of Jacob S. Sweigart, Ephrata; Margaret, wife of Aaron 0. Martin, Ephrata; and Mary, wife of Huber Oberholtzer, Lititz. He was a member of the East Chestnut St. Mennonite Church, where he attended services when health permitted. Several years ago he was stricken with apoplexy and was unable to do any work after the attack. All that loving hands could do, was done, but he has gone to his heavenly home, where he longed to be. Funeral services were held at Groff's funeral home, Lancaster, Pa., Oct. 14, by ____ Repass and D. Stoner Krady at the Metzler Mennonite Church near Ephrata. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.


Shenk. -- Bishop Andrew Shenk was born in Hamilton Co., Ind., Aug. 19, 1850; died Nov. 18, 1937; aged 87 y. 2 m. 30 d. He accepted Christ as a young man, and was ordained to the ministry at the age of 42 years. He married Sister Susannah Good March 24, 1872. They moved to Missouri about 1895, and he was ordained bishop at Mr. Zion Church near Versailles, Mo., in September, 1896, for the southern half of Missouri. He has been active in the ministerial work until about 10 weeks ago. The last day he was able to be out he spent 1 1/2 hours at Jasper, Mo., leading a sick man to Christ, who has since died and gave testimony of being a saved man. He is survived by his widow, who is 6 weeks older than himself; also by a son, Bishop G. D. Shenk of Sheridan, Oreg., and 3 daughters-- Mrs. H. J. Yoder, Sheridan, Oreg., Mrs. L. A. Weaver of Kansas City, Kans., and Mrs. E. J. Berkey of Oronogo, Mo. Four sons preceded him in death. He has 30 grandchildren living and 3 grandchildren who preceded him in death. He also had 10 great-grandchildren. He had 2 brothers (Pre. Daniel Shank and Deacon Abram Shenk, both at Denbigh, Va.), and a sister (Mrs. Henry Powell of Concord, Tenn.). A brother, Bishop J. M. Shenk, of Elida, Ohio, preceded him in death nearly 2 years ago, also aged 87 years.
His burial is just seven weeks to the day and hour after his son, Perry J. Shenk, was buried.
Services were conducted at the house Nov. 12 by Bro. I. G. Hartzler of East Lynne, Mo., and at the church by Bro. Leroy Cowan of Birch Tree, Mo., and Bro. J. D. Mininger of Kansas City, Kans., assisted by Bro. Joe C. Driver of Garden City, Mo., Bro. Alva Swartzendruber of Hydro, Okla., and Bro. William Tweedy of Seneca, Mo. Text, Amos 4. Interment in Weaver Cemetery.


Gospel Herald, December 9, 1937 - Vol. XXX, No.37 - page 799, 800

Brubaker. - Sister Sue B. Brubaker (nee Charles), wife of Bro. Jacob L. Brubaker of the Rohrerstown, Pa., congregation, was born July 20, 1875; died Nov. 10, 1937, after a lingering illness; aged 62 y. 3 m. 20 d. She had a longing to be at rest. She is survived by her husband and a large number of near relatives and sorrowing friends. Services by her home ministers. Laid to rest in the Millersville Cemetery.

Martin.-Darrel E., infant son of Kenneth E. and Ada M. (Eshleman) Martin of Smithburg, Md., died Oct 28, 1937, at the Washington Co., Hospital, Hagerstown, Md., aged one day. He leaves father and mother, 4 grandparents, 1 great-grandfather, and a host of relatives and friends. Short services were held at the house by Bro. Daniel Strite. Burial in the Paradise Cemetery. "The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away. Blessed be the name of the Lord." May we submissively bow to His will.
"Shall love, with weak embrace,
Thy upward wing detain?
No! gentle angel, seek thy place
Amid the cherub train."

Bender, --Henry K. Bender was born Nov. 27, 1853; died Oct. 29, 1937; aged 83 y. 11 m. 1 d. He bore his suffering patiently. It was severe but very short; his death coming suddenly from lobar pneumonia. He was willing to go when his time came. He was a faithful member of the Mellinger's Mennonite Church and a beloved husband and a kind and loving father, and host of friends and relatives mourn the loss. Our loss is his eternal gain. He is survived by his widow, 3 daughters, and 1 son. Funeral services were held at the Mennonite Church, Landisville, conducted by the brethren, John K. Charles, David L. Landis, and Elmer G. Martin. May the good Lord bless us and keep us safe till He comes.

Mank.-Frederick, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Mank, passed away at the home of his daughter (Mrs. David Schmidt), near Kitchener, Ont., Nov. 24, 1937; aged 79 y. 3 m. 22 d. In 1890 he was united in marriage to Elizabeth Kriesel who predeceased him 16 years ago. This union was blessed with 1 daughter and 3 sons (Mrs. David Schmidt of Kitchener, Herman Mank of Waterloo, William Mank of London, Ont., and Roy of Kitchener); also 5 grandchildren, 1 sister, and 2 brothers survive (Mary Mank of Millbank, John Mank of Millbank and Louis Mank of Waterloo). In his last days he confessed Christ, and we hope that he was reconciled, forgiven, justified, accepted of God. The service and burial was conducted by C. F. Derstine, First Mennonite Church. Theme:
"The Urgent Counsel of Solomon."

Schmucker.-Leah Schmucker was born in Stark Co., 0., Oct. 28, 1866; died at the home of her sister (Mrs. Daniel Linder) in Harrisburg, 0., Nov. 7, 1937; aged 71 y. 9 m. On Sept. 2, 1882, she was baptized by Bishop Michael Schloneger and received as a member of the Beech Mennonite Church. On Sept. 22, 1898, she was united in marriage to Joseph J. Schmucker by the said bishop. She was a life resident of Stark Co. She served the Church in the capacity of a Sunday-school teacher for a number of years. Her husband preceded her in death March 6, 1928. Four brothers and two sisters also preceded her in death. Surviving are five sisters (Mrs. Christian Liechty, Orrville, 0.; Mrs. Lydia Schmucker, Canton, 0.; Mrs. David Krabill, Louisville, 0.; Mrs. Cathrine Schmucker, Canton, 0.; and Mrs. Daniel Linder, Louisville, 0.); two brothers (Joseph Conrad, Louisville, 0.; and Christian Conrad, Freemont, 0.), and a large number of nephews and nieces. Funeral services were held at her home and at the home Church and were in charge of Bro. J. S. Gerig. Interment in Church cemetery.

Hershey.-Annie S., wife of Tobias H. Hershey (deceased), was born Mar. 9, 1855; died Oct .24, 1937; aged 82 y. 7 m. 15 d. She was a faithful member of the East Petersburg Mennonite Church for nearly 50 years. She will be missed in the home as a kind loving mother, and a neighbor and friend in the community, where she was always ready to give her time to comfort those with lonely hearts. She is survived by 1 daughter (Mrs. P. Bachman Rohrer) and 1 grandson (T. Hershey Rohrer). She was the last of her family of 12 children. Funeral services were held at the home and at the East Petersburg, Pa., Mennonite Church by Bros. Frank Kreider, John Gochnauer and Walter Pugh.Texts, Rev. 14:13; Jno. 14:2. Interment in adjoining cemetery.

"Lonely are our hearts today,
For mother whom we loved so dearly
Has forever passed away."
A Niece.

Erb.-Anna Eldora, daughter of Samuel and Nancy (Zook) Lantz, was born Jan. 2, 1876. near Urbana, 0.; passed away Nov. 14, 1937, at her home near Hubbard, Oreg.; aged 61 y. 10 m. 12 d. In her early girlhood days she with her parents moved to White Pigeon, Mich., where she accepted Jesus as her personal Saviour, was baptized by Bishop D. J. Johns, received into the Mennonite Church, .and was actively engaged in the Master's service as long as health permitted. After her father's death she with her mother returned to their former home in Ohio. In 1912 she came to Albany, Oreg. Jan. 11, 1914, she was united in marriage to Albert D. Erb. She is survived by her husband, 1 brother (Samuel E. Lantz of Bristol, Ind.), 1 half sister (Mrs. S. P. Wolfe, Urbana, 0.), besides other relatives and many friends. Services on Nov. 14 at the Zion Mennonite Church by Brethren C. I. Kropf and E. Z. Yoder of the home ministers, and Bro. N. A. Lind of Albany, Oreg. Text, Rom. 14:8. For, a number of years she was afflicted with shaking palsy, many times suffered much pain, and longed to be relieved of the discomfort and depart to be with her Saviour.

Good.-Elizabeth Good passed away at the home of her daughter (Mrs. Abram Rosenberger, Kitchener, Ont.), Nov.14, 1937; aged 89 y. 11 in. 3 d. She was a daughter of the late Jacob and Rachel (Clemmer) Sitler and was born Dec. 11, 1847. In January, 1865, she was united in holy marriage to Jacob B. Good, with whom she was permitted to share life's joys and sorrows for more than 50 years. Bro. Good passed on in 1916. After her marriage the family resided in Wellington County for more than 25 years. This union was blessed with 6 sons and 5 daughters. There remain 3 sons and 3 daughters (Silas Good of Mazeppa, Alta.; Ira Good of Carstairs, Alta.; Jacob Good of Kitchener; Mrs. Abram Rosenberger of Kitchener; Mrs. Ezra Shantz of Didsbury, Alta.; and Emma Good of Kitchener), 14 grandchildren, 8. great-grandchildren, and 1 sister (Mrs. Moses Baeringer of St. Jacobs). She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church, a fervent lover of the Lord, loyal to the church, and a friend of others, a worthy mother and grandmother. The services and interment were held at the First Mennonite Church, in charge of Bro. C. F. Derstine. Theme: "The Unbroken Circle."

Graber.-Peter C., son of Christian and Fannie (Kriebuill) Graber was born at Mount Billiard, France, Sept. 18, 1858; died at his home near Canton, Ohio, Nov. 16, 1937; aged 79 y. 1 m. 29 d. In his youth he accepted Christ as his Saviour and united with the Mennonite Church. In September, 1879, at about 21 years of age, he migrated to this country. He was the first one of his family to come into the U. S. A. He came by himself, not knowing a single person and the reason for his coming was the seeking for religious liberty in the doctrine of nonresistance. On Feb. 7, 1889 he was united in marriage to Cassie Schloneger. He was always interested in the welfare of the Church and served the Church as a trustee, treasurer, and S. S. teacher for many years. His health was failing for nearly a year. His death resulted from the hardening of the arteries. He is survived by his companion, 3 nieces (Mrs. Amos Becher, Mrs. Paul Krall and Mrs. Lewis Lesh), and 2 nephews (C. M. Graber and Homer Graber), all of Canton, O. His 2 brothers (Christian and John) and 2 sisters (Cathrine and Mary) and 1 nephew preceded him in death. Funeral services were held at the home and at the Wartsler Lutheran Church near the home and were in charge of Bro. 0. N. Johns. Interment in adjoining cemetery.

Overholt.-Joseph S., son of John and Veronique (Stucky) Overholt, was born in Allen Co., Ind., Oct. 27, 1876; died Nov. 24, 1937, at his home near Kempsville, Va.; aged 61 y. 27 d. He was united in marriage to Hannah Wagler Feb. 24, 1898. To this union were born 7 daughters and 5 sons. His death was caused by tumor of the spine, from which he suffered for a long time, being bedfast for almost 2 years. During this time he suffered greatly. The last few weeks he was unconscious part of the time and slept the last 35 hours. He leaves his loving companion, 11 children (Mrs. Jonathan King, Mrs. John King of Uniontown, Ohio; William of Norfolk, Va.; Mrs. Harold Zehr of Alden, N. Y.; Henry of Princess Anne, Va.; Mrs. Roman H. Miller, Mrs. Enos Wagler of Hartville, Ohio; Mrs. David J. Detweiler of Uniontown, Ohio; Delilah, Joseph, and John of the home). One son (Martin) and 1 grandson preceded him to the greet beyond. Funeral services were held at the Kempsville meeting house Nov. 26, conducted by Bishops Simon Schrock and Dan Stutzman. Texts, I Thess. 4; I Cor. 15. He was laid to rest in the cemetery near by.

"A precious one from us is gone,
A voice we loved is stifled;
A place is vacant in our home
Which never can be filled."
By the family.

Huber.-Emma Amanda, daughter of J.J. and Martha (King) Bontrager, was born Jan. 7, 1876, in Fairfield Co., 0.; died Nov. 16, 1987, near Harrisonburg, Va.; aged 61 y. 10 m. 9 d. Nov. 24, 1901, she was united in marriage to Simon G. Huber of Elida, 0. To this union 3 children were born. She united with the Mennonite Church early in youth, to which faith she remained steadfast to the end. Mother was in her usual health, and was about the duties of the day when suddenly stricken, at 11 A. M. Medical aid was summoned, but to no avail. Death was due to angina pectoris. Although the shock was severe, we humbly submit; knowing that He doeth all things well. Surviving are her husband, 2 sons, and 1 daughter (Clarence of S. Boston, Va.; Mary at home, and Ira of Mt. Crawford, Va.), 7 grandchildren, 3 brothers (J. P. Bontrager of Atwater, Calif.; A. C. Bontrager of W. Liberty, 0.; C. F. Bontrager of Cleveland, 0.), 2 sisters (Mrs. S. H. King and Mrs. J. B. Kaufman of West Liberty, 0.), besides many other friends and relatives. Funeral services were conducted from the home and at Weaver's Church by the home ministers. Interment in cemetery nearby.
"It was not in cruelty, it was not in wrath,
That the reaper came that day;
Twas an angel visited our home on earth
And bore our loved one away."
The Family.

Schrock.-Peter C. Schrock was born In Elkhart Co., Ind., Sept. 13, 1850; died Oct. 31, 1937, at Archbold, Ohio; aged 87 y. 1 m. 19 d. Sept. 15, 1937, he suffered a stroke of paralysis which left him a helpless invalid for over six weeks, but he bore it all patiently until the end. In his youth he accepted Christ as his personal Saviour and united with the Mennonite Church in which faith he remained until God saw fit to call him higher. May 29, 1870, he was united in marriage with Magdalene Johns who died May 20, 1911. To this union were born 6 children. Those who are left are a son (Daniel L. of Kenedy, Texas), a daughter (Katie B., wife of Joseph N. Bair of Archbold, in whose home he was cared for the last nine months of his life), 33 grandchildren, and 60 great-grandchildren. They also provided a home for an orphan girl (Mrs. Harmon Schroeder of Archbold) for a number of years. He also leaves the following brothers: Cyrus C. of Haven, Kans.; Harry of Goshen, Ind.; Christ of Howe, Ind.; and Amos of Shipshewana, Ind.; also 1 sister (Mrs. Anna Yoder of Emma, Ind.) and many other relatives and friends.
For four score years and seven
He bore life's stress and strain;
Full well he knew its burden,
He felt its cares and pain.
But in his youthful years
He learned his God to love,
And trusted Him through life
'Til he was called above.

Horning.-Lizzie, daughter of John and Lavina Good, was born Dec. 4, 1852; died Nov. 16, 1937; aged 84 y. 11 m. 12 d. She was united in marriage to Joseph Horning Dec. 8, 1874. To this union were born 10 children, of whom 2 died in infancy and 1 daughter Dec. 12, 1936, who had lived with grandmother since grandfather died. She had not been so well this past summer, but was up and around almost all the time. A few weeks before she died she went to be with her eldest daughter, Clara Good, near Ephrata, When she took sick but was only in bed a little over a week when God called her yonder. On April 25, 1895, her companion was ordained deacon of the Bowmansville congregation which he served faithfully for 36 years. There remain these sons and daughters: Clara (Good), Harry, Lavina (Musser), Barton, George, Annie (Weber), and John. They saw all of their children and many of their grandchildren accept Christ as their Saviour. There are 41 grandchildren and 39 great-grandchildren. On Nov. 19 she was carried to her resting place in Bowmansville Cemetery. Services at the house were conducted by Bro. I. W. Geigley, and by Bros. John Souder and Moses Gehman at the church.
"I cannot say, and I will not say
That she is dead; she is just away;
With a cheery smile and a wave of the hand
She has wandered into a better land."
By a granddaughter.


Gospel Herald, December 16, 1937 - Vol. XXX, No.38 - page 814, 815

Lowery.-James William Lowery died Oct. 20, 1937, at his home near Stuarts Draft, Va.; aged 85 y. 6 m. 20 d. He was a member of the Mennonite Church for 13 years. Funeral services were conducted by Bro. B. C. Shank. Burial in the family cemetery.

Fleagle.-Annie U. Fleagle died of a heart attack on Oct. 15, 1937 at her home in Horse Valley. She is survived by the following children: Ivy Keefer of Horse Valley; Clarence and Wayne of Chambersburg; William, Ethel, and Archie at home. The following brothers and sisters also survive: Emanuel Frey of Scotland; John Frey, Newville; Walter Frey, Shippensburg; Jacob Frey and Mrs. Rebecca Rexroth of Dunlo; Mrs. Emma Mackey of Roxbury. She was a faithful member of the Rowe Mennonite Church near Shippensburg, Pa., the past fourteen years. She was of a quiet, unassuming disposition. Not only does the home miss a godly mother, but the Church also feels the loss keenly. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon in Keefer's U. B. Church in Horse Valley, conducted by the ministry of the Rowe Church. Burial in adjoining cemetery.

Humphreys.-Mary Humphrey. died Nov. 6, 1937, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Nora Pursley, Waynesboro, Va.; aged 83 years. For a good many years she was a member of the Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held from George S. Etter's funeral home with Bro. Joe B. Driver in charge. By request of the deceased, text was from. Eph. 4:31, 32. Burial in Riverview Cemetery.

Kreider.-Tobias U., son of the late Isaac and Anna Kreider, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., April 16, 1866; died Nov. 23, 1937; aged 71 y. 7 m. 7 d. He is survived by his wife (who before marriage was B. Ellen Ranck) and these children: Stella B. and Edith R. at home; Anna, wife of Enos R. Miller, Ronks; Chester B., Soudersburg; Roy, Lancaster; Isaac,. West Lancaster; Benjamin, Ephrata;. also 1 sister (Mrs. Amos B. Denlinger, Iva) and 1 brother (Isaac of Lancaster.). Two daughters preceded him in death. Father was in failing health for about a year, suffered much at times, was very patient with it all, and longed to go home. He was a member of the Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held Nov. 27 at the Strasburg Mennonite Church, conducted by Bros. Parke Book, Christ Brubaker, and Jacob Harnish. Text, Psa. 138:8, first clause. Interment in the adjoining cemetery. By the family.

Brubacher.-.John A. Brubacher died at his home on the Kitchener-Guelph Highway, in Ontario, Nov. 28, 1937, after a brief illness, aged 93 y. 8 m. 17 d. He was a son of the late Elias and Sarah Brubacher, was born in Waterloo Tp., March 11, 1844, and farmed in the neighborhood of his birthplace his entire life. Aug. 14, 1864, be was united in marriage to Mary Jane Mayer who predeceased him on Dec. 25, 1871. On Oct. 15, 1872, he was again united in marriage to Hannah Cook, who passed Oct. 15, 1921. He is survived by his 2 sons (Cyrus of Victoria, B. C., and Jacob at home); also 4 brothers and 1 sister (Franklin and Henry A. Brubacher of Kitchener and David and Elias of Didsbury, Alta., and Mrs. A. Stauffer of Preston). Two grandchildren also survive. He was predeceased by 3 daughters and 1 son. The funeral was held from his late residence to the Cressman Mennonite Church, Breslau,. Ont., for services, and adjoining cemetery for burial. Minister in charge, Oscar Burkholder. Text, Psa. 91:14-16.

Dyer-Bennett Dyer was born at Griffin, Georgia, Feb. 22, 1870; died at his home, Tampa, Fla., Nov. 9, 1937; aged 67 y. 8 m. 17 d. He is survived by his widow (Nora), 2 sons (Lawton and Tony of Avon Park), and 4 daughters (Mrs. Calvin Curry, Mrs. Lee Tillis, Mrs. Claude Bryan, and Mrs. Owen Leggett all of Tampa). Becoming concerned about his soul, Mr. Dyer called for baptism in October, 1935. Baptism was administered in his home by Pastor Hendry of the Nebraska Methodist Church. He united with the Mennonite Church just prior to his death. At his request, and with the consent of Bro. Mosemann, our bishop, he was received by confession ten days before his decease. Communion was also shared the same day. Funeral services were conducted by Pastor Durham and J. Paul Sauder. Text, I Pet 4:19. In his death Bro. Dyer brought an audience into our church which we have been inviting, seemingly in vain, these two years. Pray for the success of the evangelistic appeal of that day. Interment in Orange Hill Cemetery.

Hartzler, Mark Howard, son of Roy and Martha Saltzman Hartzler, died Nov. 29, 1937, at the Brokaw Hospital in Normal, Ill.; aged 7 y. 1 m. 5 d. He leaves his parents, 3 sister, and 10 brothers; all at home except 2 brothers, en route to California. He also leaves a paternal grandfather (Yost Hartzler, West Liberty, Ohio), a maternal grandmother (Mrs. Barbara Saltzman, Flanagan, Ill,), and a host of relatives and friends. He had been a strong, healthy child until a few days before his death when he became ill with brain fever and suffered intensely until he peacefully fell asleep. Possessing an unusually happy disposition, he naturally endeared himself to all those with whom he came in contact and will be greatly missed in the home, in the school, and in the Sunday school which he so faithfully attended. Although his years were few his life still goes on, a cherished memory.
"Our family circle is broken now,
Since he has gone to rest;
But in submission we do bow
And say, 'God thought it best'."

Johns.-Sem K. Johns was born Feb. 25, 1851; died Nov. 26, 1937; aged 86 y. 9 m. 1 d. He was married to Lucinda Weaver, April 27, 1873. To this union were born 6 children: Fanny (Mrs James Saylor), Katie (Mrs Simon Alwine), Lydia (Mrs. Amos Cable), Lizzie (Mrs. Lawrence Thomas), Ella (Mrs. Alonza Wingard), and Joseph. He is also survived by 20 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren; also 3 sisters. His wife and 3 grandchildren preceded him in death. He was a faithful member of the Thomas Mennonite Church for 64 years. He read the Old Testament through 14 times and the New Testament 19 times. He had made all arrangements for his funeral, having chosen I Cor. 2:9 as a text for his funeral sermon. Services were conducted at the Thomas Mennonite Church by Hiram Wingard, Harry C. Blough, and Joseph Saylor. Interment took place on the Johns homestead, near Davidsville, now owned by Joseph Johns, son of the deceased. He was a great-grandson of the founder of the city of Johnstown, and is in the fourth generation buried on the Johns homestead.

Esch.-Mary Miller Esch was born in Lancaster Co., Pa, Oct. 22, 1875; died Dec. 11, 1936, after a lingering illness of over a. year from complications; aged 61 y. 1 m. 19 d. She had regained in health and was away a few times from home. Suddenly a heart attack and stroke followed, silently calling her home to the Great Beyond. We trust our earthly loss is her eternal gain. In her early life she united with the Old Order Amish Church in which faith she lived and died. In December, 1899, she was married to Jacob Esch who survives; also 2 sons and 2 daughters (Samuel, on the home farm with whom they lived, Mrs. Amos Glick, near Mechanicsburg, Mrs. Amos Lapp of Beiler's Creamery, and Elam of Monterey). Funeral services were conducted Dec. 14, 1936, at the late home by Bros. Ben Beiler and Noah Yoder of Dover, Del. Interment in Myers graveyard.

"When mother breathed her last farewell,
The stroke meant more than tongue can tell;
The world seems quite another place
Without the smile of mother's face."

A Friend.

Kauffman.-Mary, widow of the late Michael L. Kauffman, was born March 31, 1840; died Oct. 29, 1937, in the Lancaster, Pa., General Hospital; aged 97 y. 8 m. 28 d. She was a member of the Weavertown Amish Church and the mother of 13 children. Two daughters preceded her in death (Malinda, wife of David Smoker, and Katie, wife of Christian Summers). The 11 yet living are: Jacob Kauffman of Ronk, Pa.; Sarah, wife of Aaron Stoltzfus, of Martinsburg, Pa.; Suvilla, wife of Bennel Fisher, Annie, wife of Ezra Stoltzfus, Ronk, Pa.; Rebecca, wife of Daniel Fisher, Gap, Pa. Mary, wife of Aaron Fisher, Ronk, Pa.; Samuel, Atglen, Pa.; Emma, wife of John A. Kennel, Parkesburg, Pa.; Michael S. and Daniel S., both of Atglen; Ada, wife of Samuel Umble of Parkesburg, Pa. She also leaves 65 grandchildren, 142 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren. She had a longing to go home to Jesus and often said, "I was in this world a long, long time"; also, "If the people would all live right, we could all enter the Kingdom of heaven."

"Mother, you've helped us find the narrow way,
To live a life that's true;
Mother,. you've done so much for us,
What can we do for you?

Schrock.-Susie Ellen, daughter of Samuel E. and Katie (Miller) Schrock, was born near Yoder, Kans., Nov. 18, 1919; died it her home Nov. 30, 1937; aged 18 y. 12 d. She confessed Christ and was baptized Nov. 9, 1930, with 13 other converts at the Yoder Mennonite Church. Over two years ago she began to fail in health and on Oct. 2, 1935, underwent a serious operation for sarcoma. For a time she was gaining, but soon began to fail, and after much suffering and pain, which she bore patiently, she peacefully went to rest. She leaves her sorrowing parents, 5 brothers (Le Roy, Allen, Herman, Earl, Eugene) and 1 sister (Doris Jean), all at home. She also leaves many other relatives and friends. Through her cheerful, kind, and loving disposition she won many close friends who will greatly miss her. She lived a faithful Christian life. During her sickness she often expressed a readiness to go, but her heart's desire was to recover and be a living testimony for her Lord. Funeral services were held at the home and at the Yoder Mennonite Church, conducted by S. J. Miller of Pigeon, Mich., and. H. A. Driver and L. 0. King of the local church. Interment in the nearby cemetery.

"Tis hard to part with Susie Ellen, dear,
Never more to see her here;
But yet we're glad, if God saw best
To end her trouble and give her rest."

Ropp-Ella Mae, daughter of Lewis and Lena (Hershberger) Ropp, was born near Kalona, Iowa, Feb. 12, 1923; died at the same place Nov. 22, 1937; aged 14 y. 9 m. 10 d. She leaves her parents and the following brothers and sisters: Esther Anna, Lydia Ferne, Ernest Glenn; Omar Wesley, Ada Irene, Edith Pauline, Effie Arvilla, Martha Magdalena, Verda Faye, and Vernon Ray; also 1 grandfather (John Hershberger), 2 grandmothers (Magdalena Hershberger and Lydia Ropp), 8 uncles, 6 aunts and many other relatives . and friends. One sister (Mary Jane) preceded her in death. She was loved by all who knew her as one who was quiet and unassuming in her manners and life, attending to her own business and a very attentive listener in every service. She was sick but 13 days with rheumatic fever and complications of Bright's disease, septicemia, and pneumonia with which she undoubtedly suffered much but never complained. She was conscious to the end, but at times so weak that she could hardly be understood. The day before her death she expressed her faith in her Saviour and the atonement at the cross to cleanse us from all sin and her desire that she may soon be well enough to publicly profess and accept Him as her own. All that loving hands and expert care could do seemed to be of no avail, and God deemed it best to call her home. We humbly submit, knowing that God knows what is best. Some day we'll better understand.

"Dearest Ella, thou best left us,
Here our loss we deeply feel;
But 'tis God who hath bereft us,
He will all our sorrows heal."

Services were held Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 24, at the Fairview Church conducted by A. C. Swartzendruber and S. T. Eash. Texts, Jno. 14 ; Rev. 21:4. Burial in the East Union Cemetery.


Gospel Herald, December 23, 1937 - Vol. XXX, No.39 - page 831

Horst.-James H., infant son of Otho and Anna Horst, was horn Sept. 11, 1937, near Clearspring, Md.; died Sept. 22, 1937. He is survived by his parents, 5 brothers, 3 sisters, 1 grandmother arid many other relatives. Funeral service was conducted at the home Sept. 23 by Bro. Samuel Eby. Text, II Kgs. 4:20. The body was laid to rest in the Clearspring Church Cemetery.

Myers.-Maria L., daughter of. Jacob and Lydia (Shank) Myers,. was born July 31, 1858; died Nov. 27, 1937, aged 79 y. 3 m. 27 d. She leaves 1 brother (Joseph A. Myers of Coming, Mich.), and many other relatives and friends. She was a member of the Mennonite Church for more than 45 years and was faithful to the end. She will be remembered as "Aunt Maria," and the many kind deeds she did while she lived among us. Funeral services were held at the Mt. Pleasant Church Nov. 30, 1937, in charge of E. E. Zuercher. Burial in the family graveyard 4 miles east of the church.

Towne.-Clyde Earl Towne was born Aug. 13, 1880, near Jamacia, Iowa; died Dec. 5, 1937, at his home near La Junta, Colo., after an illness of about 6 months; aged 57 y. 3 m. 23 d. He came to Colorado in 1900 and was united in marriage to. Alta Lenocker in 1907. To this union were born 5 children, 2 having died in infancy. He leaves his wife, 3 children, 6 grandchildren, his father, 2 brothers, and a host of friends. Near the end of his illness he gave his heart to God, placing the remainder of his life in His care. Funeral services by Allen H. Erb, Dec. 7, at Green's Mortuary in La Junta. Text, "Today shalt thou be with me in Paradise."

Weaver.-Lydia Weaver, forty-one, wife of Jacob Weaver of Elverson, Pa., died Sept. 13, 1937 in the Lancaster General Hospital. She is survived by her husband, 1 son (Wilmer) and 2 foster daughters (Elizabeth and Bernice), all at home; her father (Levi Petersheim), 2 sisters (Mrs. Paul Rice and Alice Petersheim), and 2 brothers (Calvin and Ira Petersheim), all of Morgantown. The funeral services were held Sept. 16 and in the Conestoga A. M. Church. Burial in the Pine Grove Cemetery near Elverson.
"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."
A Niece.

Strouse.-Anna M. Strouse was born in Bucks Co., Pa., March 13, 1856; died suddenly of cerebral hemorrhage, Dec. 3, 1937; aged 81 y. 8 m. 20 d. Nov. 14, 1874, she was married to Pierson S. Strouse, who preceded her in death 29 years ago. She leaves 5 daughters (Mary Saures; Emma, wife of Abraham Gahman; Anna, wife of Harvey Smith; Ella, wife of Harvey Hockman; and Hannah Strouse). One son (Samuel) also preceded her in death. In her early life she confessed Christ as her Saviour and united with the Deep Run Mennonite Church to which she remained faithful till death. Funeral services were held Dec. 7 at Deep Run. Services were conducted at the house by Melvin Bishop and at the church by Wilson Overholt, Jacob Rush, and A. 0. Histand. Text, latter part of John 11:28.
"Rest on, dear mother, thy labors are o'er,
Thy loving hands will toil no more;
A faithful mother, true and kind,
No friend like you on earth we'll find."
By a Daughter.

Hess.-John K., son of David L. and Ella Keneaga Hess, was born Dec. 5, 1882; died at his home near Lititz, Pa., Dec. 31, 1936, after an illness of one week from pleuro-pneumonia; aged 54 y. 23 d. He was united in marriage to Annie G. High. To this union were born 9 children. He is survived by his wife and the following children: Elizabeth, at home; Florence of Lancaster; Ira, Ivan, Clarence, Vera, Sanford, Enos, and Melvin, all at home. He is also survived by 2 sisters (Mrs. Ada K. Soule of Neffsville, Pa.; and Myra K., wife of Harry B. Lefever, Neffsville, Pa.), a brother (Elmer K. Hess, Lancaster, Pa.), and 2 half sisters (Mrs. Annie E. Rupp of the Oreville Mennonite Home, and Miss Ida H. Hess, Philadelphia). He was a member of the Mennonite Church, having united in 1919. Funeral services were held at the home, followed by services at the Landis Valley Mennonite Church, conducted by the brethren, Noah Landis and Jacob Hershey. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
"The call was sudden, the shock severe;
We little thought his death was near;
And only those who've lost can tell
The pain of a passing without farewell."

Swarr.-Mary A., widow of the late Levi G. Swarr, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Oct. 23, 1857; died Sept. 16, 1937, at her home in Mechanics Grove, Pa.; aged 79 y. 10 m. 23 d. She had been in failing health for over a year. She was a faithful member of the Mechanics Grove Mennonite Church for more than fifty years. She was much devoted to her family, a kind and loving mother, and always welcomed every one who came to see her. She was a daughter of the late Pre. Tobias and Catharine Landis Shenk, they having preceded her in death a number of years. Her husband having preceded her four years ago. Three daughters survive: Katie, wife of Dallas R. Bomberger, Ephrata, Pa.; Annie and Lizzie at home; also 2 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild, 1 brother (Henry Shenk, Lititz, Pa.), also survives. One brother and 2 sisters preceded her in death a number of years ago. Brief funeral services were conducted from the home Sept. 19 by Bro John Myer and at the Mechanics Grove church by Bro. Abram Metzler. Text, Num. 23:10. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
"Silent thoughts bring many a tear,
For one we loved and cherished here;
God took her home, it was His will;
But in our hearts, she liveth still."
By her daughters.

Roth.-Nicholas J., son of Joseph and Barbra (Augsburger) Roth, was born in Fulton Co., Ohio, May 12, 1855; died Nov. 5, 1937, at his home near Stryker, Ohio; aged 82 y. 5 m. 24 d. He was the last of a family of six to pass to his eternal reward. On May 13, 1880, he was united in marriage with Mary Roth. To this union were born 3 sons and 8 daughters. They shared the joys and sorrows of life together for a little more than 28 years, when his companion passed away, leaving him to face the trials of life alone with his family for 28 more years. His companion and 2 daughters and 1 grandchild preceded him in death. He leaves 3 sons (Daniel, John, and Joseph), 6 daughters (Barbara, wife of Charles Crossgrove; Lydia, Lizzie, Katie, Lena, Fannie), 10 grandchildren, and 7 step grandchildren, together with a host of relatives and friends to mourn his departure. He was a kind and loving, father and neighbor. He accepted Christ as his Saviour in youth and united with the Mennonite Church and remained faithful until death. His health had been failing for a number of years, and the last 10 weeks he was confined to his home where he grew weaker till God called him home, where he longed to go. Funeral services were held at the Central Church by Bros. Henry Wyse and Jesse Short.

Peifer.-Christian S., son of Christian K. and Amy R. Peifer, was born Jan. 19, 1905; died Nov. 27, 1937, aged 32 y. 10 m. 8 d. He was a member of the East Petersburg Mennonite Church. He was about his daily work and had just begun to shred fodder, when the governor stuck and the motor ran at high speed, causing the cylinder to break, with pieces flying in all directions. He was struck on the head and shoulder and instantly killed, a fractured skull causing his death. We cannot understand why God has taken one so young and also needed in the home. We must submit to His will and say, "Thy will be done," as God moves in a mysterious way His wonders to perform. He is survived by his wife (nee Fannie Groff) and the following children: Glenn, Melvin, Christian Jr., Irene, and Joanne; also these brothers and sister: Martin S., Irvin S., Daniel B., and Mrs. J. Mowery Frey, Lancaster. Funeral services were held Nov. 30 at the home by Bro. Frank Kreider, with further services at the East Petersburg Mennonite Church by Bros. John Gochnauer and Henry Lutz. Text, Matt. 24:44. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
"The call was sudden, the shock severe,
We little thought his death so near;
And only those who have lost can tell
The loss of a loved one without farewell."
The Family,

Shank.-Emma (Neuschwanger) Shank passed away at the home of her daughter (Mrs. W. M. Headrick) in East Holbrook. Death followed a continued illness of some years' duration, due to the infirmities of age, and came peacefully, with the decedent ready and willing to go. Emma J. Lapp was born near Sterling, Ill., Sept. 24, 1859; died Nov. 25, 1937; aged 78 y. 1 m. 26 d. As a young woman she moved to Missouri, and after several years there, to Osborne Co., Kans. In Kansas she was married to Henry J. Neuschwanger, Jan. 16, 1876. The family then removed to Cherry Box, Mo., where they lived for six years, and then went to Birch Tree, Mo., where they lived for thirteen years. In 1907 the family came to Otero Co., Colo., settling in the East Holbrook community, where she has made her home since, with one exception of a few years. Her husband passed away Aug. 12, 1916, and on July 3, 1924, she was united in marriage to Bro. John Shank of La Junta. Soon after the marriage, Bro. and Sister Shank removed to Gulfport, Miss., for several years, but later returned to La Junta, and resided here until the death of Bro. Shank on July 30, 1936. Sister Shank then removed to Holbrook and made her home with her eldest daughter (Mrs. W. M. Headrick) who did everything possible for the comfort and care of her mother until the last. She was a member of the Mennonite Church from the days of her youth and lived an earnest, faithful, Christian life to the end. She could truly be said to be one of those greatest of all Christian characters, a Christian mother, and she lived a life of helpfulness in the Church and in the community. Children surviving are Mrs. W. M. Headrick of East Holbrook, Colo.; F. A. Neuschwanger of Evergreen, Colo; Mrs. Abe Unruh of Greeley, Colo.; Mrs. Laura Thomas of La Junta, Colo.; and Dan Neuschwanger of Grant's Pass, Oreg.; also one step-son (J. H. Shank) of La Junta. In addition she is survived by 2 sisters (Mrs. Nelly Hasinks of Nebraska, and Mrs. Mary Carver of Boston, Mass.) and a brother (John Lapp of Grand Junction, Colo.), 13 grandchildren, and 18 great-grandchildren, besides a host of friends. Funeral services were held from the East Holbrook Mennonite church, conducted by Allen H. Erb, assisted by R. H. McCart. She was laid to rest in the East Holbrook Cemetery beside the body of her first husband.

Transcribed by Don Kauffman, Alberta


Gospel Herald, December 30, 1937 - Vol. XXX, No.40 - page 847

Lauver.-Ellen, daughter of John and Leah (Haldeman) Hart, and wife of Wm. M. Lauver, died at her home near Oakland Mills, Pa., Nov. 30, 1937; aged 80 y. 4 m. 22 d. Besides her husband she is survived by 9 children (John, Ida and Charles at home; Clayton of Fayette Twp.; Joseph of Cleveland, Ohio; Ira of East Salem; William of McAllisterville; Mrs. LeRoy (Elizabeth) Pellman of Richfield; Mrs. E. F. (Mary) Rishe of Altoona), 31 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, and 1 sister (Ida Hart of Bunkertown ). Two children preceded her in death. She was in failing health for the last five months, but only bedfast less than one week. She was for many years a faithful member of the Lost Creek Mennonite Church and always present at services when health permitted. Funeral services were held at the home and at the Lost Creek Mennonite Church, conducted by W. W. Graybill assisted by Banks Weaver and Jacob Brubaker. Interment in the nearby cemetery.
"How we miss Mother's gentle footsteps,
Oh, we miss her loving smile;
But we're glad it's not forever,
We are only parted for awhile."

Miller.-Elizabeth Ann Hershberger was born near Walnut Creek, Ohio, Jan. 29, 1862; died Nov. 30, 1937, at her home near Berlin, Ohio; aged 75 y. 10 m. 1 d. On Feb. 24, 1884, she was united in marriage to William M. Miller. To this union were born 8 children (James, at home, Carrie, who preceded her in death in infancy; Ida of near Aurora, Ohio; Fred of near Dundee; Lester of near Trail; Lydia at home; Boyd of near Cortland, 0.; and Roy at home). Among those who mourn her departure are husband, 2 daughters, 5 sons, 13 grandchildren, 1 brother (D. W. Hershberger of near Walnut Creek), and a host of other relatives and friends, many of whom knew her as a great lover of flowers. Early in life she accepted Christ as her Saviour, united with the Walnut Creek Mennonite Church, and remained faithful to the Church until her departure. Funeral services were held Dec. 2 at the home and at the Walnut Creek Church, conducted by A. W. Miller and Venus Hershberger. Burial in the nearby cemetery.
"Dearest mother, thou hast left us,
Here our loss we deeply feel;
But 'tis God who hath bereft us,
He can all our sorrows heal."

Kauffman.-Rosella Mae, daughter of Otis and Martha Kauffman, was born near West Liberty, Ohio, July 31, 1930; died on Sunday evening, Dec. 5, 1937. She will be greatly missed in the home. She was the only daughter and much loved by the whole family. In earlier years she suffered much sickness, and at times seemed near death's door, but God graciously restored her to us. This past year her health was good until a few weeks ago, when she became ill with a mild form of scarlet fever. Later, however, complications set in. She was of a pleasant disposition and loved to sing. In this hour of deep sorrow, it may be hard to understand, but let us bow submissively, knowing that our Father doeth all things well. She leaves her father and mother, 3 brothers (Vernon Lee, Herbert Wayne, and John Delmer), 2 aged grandfathers, also other relatives and many friends. Short funeral services were held Dec. 7 at the home (on the porch, because the home was still under quarantine) in charge of Bro. Wallace Kauffman. Burial in cemetery near South Union Church.
"Go to thy rest, fair child!
Go to thy dreamless bed;.
While yet so gentle, undefiled,
With blessings on thy head."

Schweitzer.-Joseph R. Schweitzer was born in Ontario, Dec. 7, 1857; died at his home near Dorchester, Neb., Dec. 2, 1937; aged 79 y. 11 m. 25 d. He was married to Catheryne Troyer in 1885. To this union were born 4 boys and 4 girls; 1 son and 1 daughter preceding him in death, also 2 brothers and 1 sister. Twenty-five years ago his wife passed on to her eternal reward. He gave his heart to Christ in his youth, and united with the Amish Mennonite Church in Ontario. At the time of his death he was a member of the West Fairview church at Beaver Crossing. He leaves 3 sons (John of Filer, Ida.; Clarence of Milford, and Joe at home), 3 daughters (Mrs. Lena Bender of Beaver Crossing, Mrs. Pete Oswald of Dorchester, and Sarah at home), 4 brothers (Chris and Dan of Beaver Crossing, Nick of Shickley and Jake of Milford), 2 sisters (Mrs. Anna Troyer of Aurora, Ohio, and Mrs. Jennie Harris of Oregon) also 23 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, and a host.of near relatives and friends. Death came by a stroke, having suffered from the effects for many months. Funeral services were held at the West Fairview Church Dec. 5, in charge of Wm. R. Eicher and Ezra Roth. Interment in cemetery adjoining the church. Text, Num. 23 :10.
"Dearest father, thou hast left us,
And our loss we deeply feel;
But 'tis God who hath bereft us,
He will all our sorrows heal."

Peachey.-Samuel W., son of the late Christian and Mary (Byler) Peachey, died at his home in the village of White Hall, Mifflin Co., Pa., on Friday, Oct. 29, 1937; aged 79 y. 8 m. 7 d. He was born on a farm near White Hall, and was a life-long resident of Kishacoquillas Valley, following the temporal occupation of farming the greater part of his life. Early in life he united with the Amish Mennonite Church, and was ordained to the ministry Nov. 4, 1884, in which capacity he served with distinction and ability as long as health and strength sufficed. He traveled extensively and frequently in his time, visiting many communities of the church, was well and favorably known, and was noted as an able preacher, confining his efforts as a rule to the German language, which he spoke fluently.
He was the compiler of the local church history entitled "Amish of Kishacoquillas Valley", the preface of which, written by himself, was dated Jan. 21, 1930, and which book was published soon after.
He was thrice married: first to Sarah Yoder, to which union 7 children were born, 2 of whom survive (Samuel H. and Christian P., both residing near Belleville, Pa.), and 5 preceded him in death (Katie and Lyndia; Mary, Mrs. Joseph Renno; Lomie, Mrs. Jacob H. Yoder, and Jesse).
His second marriage was to Mrs. Jonathan Kurtz, and his third marriage was to Mrs. Enos Peachey, who survives. Eighteen grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren survive. One sister (Lydia S. Peachey) also survives, residing in White Hall.
Funeral services were held at, the home of Mrs. John S. Peachey, and were largely attended by local relatives and friends, and friends from Maryland, Ohio, and Lancaster and Somerset counties, Pa.
Bishop C. W. Bender, Somerset Co.,Pa. conducted services at the late home, and Bishops John B. Peachey, of the home congregation, and Seth Byler of Stark Co., Ohio, conducted the services at the place of general assembly.

Jutzi.-Jacob B., son of Samuel and Catherine (Brenneman) Jutzi, was born April 11. 1882, in Perth Co., Ont.; died at his home in Baden, Ont., Nov. 28, 1937, of heart disease and complications; aged 55 y. 7 m. 17 d. He united with the Amish Mennonite Church in his youth and remained faithful to the end. In the year 1906 he united in holy matrimony with Leah, daughter of the late Samuel and Mattie (Lebold) Bender. To this union were born 1 daughter (Salome, Mrs. Christian Zehr), and 3 sons (Samuel, Emerson, and Alvin). They lived together 9 y. 10 m. 18 d. On Sept. 19, 1917, he was united in holy matrimony to Fannie, daughter of Christian and Leah (Zehr) Gascho. To this union was born 1 daughter (Ada Leah). He had been in poor health for almost a year; had not been able to work since May. Several times for a period of 10 days he was confined to his bed for rest, which always seemed to do him good; but he gradually became weaker. Nov. 7 he took a turn for the worse and was confined to bed for 3 weeks, from which he never arose. Having enlargement of the heart, pneumonia set in, and on the 23rd he had a paralytic stroke. He was conscious almost to the end. He bore his suffering with much patience, and that sweet smile when one of his family would come near him, will never be forgotten. Although at times he was very delirious, the Christ-life would shine in him. He had been a Sunday-school teacher for many years and the Bible was his chief reading. He was fully resigned to the will of God, but often expressed his grief to leave his family behind. With a wave of his hand he bade us all good-bye and on a Sunday noon he left us for the great beyond. He leaves his bereaved widow, 2 daughters, 3 sons, 1 grandson, all of Baden; 2 brothers (Solomon of Albany, Oreg., and Daniel of Milverton, Ont.), 1 sister (Mary, Mrs. Ends Schultz of Milverton). His brother John, and sister Catherine, and his parents predeceased him. Funeral services were held Dec. 1, at his late residence in Baden, conducted by Peter Boshart, and at Steinmans church of which he was a member, conducted by the home bishop, Moses 0. Jantzi in German (Text, Psa. 39 :4, 5) and Moses Schantz in English (Text, II Cor. 4:17). Burial in adjoining cemetery.
"Dear Father, why should our tears in sorrow flow
When God recalls his own,
And bids them leave a world of woe
For an immortal crown?
Your toils are past, your work is done,
And they are fully blest:
You fought the fight, the victory won,
You entered into rest."
By the family.

Transcribed by Don Kauffman, Alberta

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