Gospel Herald Obituaries - November, 1942

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Gospel Herald - Vol. XXXV, No . 32 - November 5, 1942 - pages 686-688

Axt. - Catharine, beloved wife of Andrew Axt, was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., Nov. 6, 1844; died Oct. 8, 1942; aged 97 y. 11 m. 2 d. "Thou shalt come to thy grave in a full age, like as a shock of corn cometh in his season." She was married to Andrew Axt Dec. 25, 1873. This union was blessed with 6 children, 2 sons and 4 daughters. One daughter (Hannah) prede-ceased her Feb. 17, 1889, and another daughter (Lizzie, Mrs. Adam Doering) July 6, 1934. Her husband died July 7, 1923. She was the last surviving member of the Jonas Shantz family; her sister (Mrs. Rosenberger) having passed a-way only a few months ago, at the age of 96 years. She leaves 2 sons and 2 daughters: Ja-cob, of Petersburg; Elam, of Baden; Maggie (Mrs. Warren Bean) of New Dundee; and Lillie, at home. There also survive 19 grandchil-dren, 21 great-grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends. "She was a mother in Israel" and was wonderfully blessed with health all through her life until the last few years she began to fail. The last nine weeks of her life she spent mostly in bed, when life just seemed to ebb away. She was the oldest resident of Wilmot Township and in her passing one of the oldest landmarks has been removed. Funeral services were held Oct. 12 at the home and at the Shantz Mennonite Church, in charge of Bros. Orphen Wismer, Leslie Witmer, and Manassah Hallman. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.

Brenner. - Infant daughter of Alvin and Edna Brenner died in birth Sept. 4, 1942. Besides her parents, 1 sister (Bernice June) mourns her departure; also her maternal grandmother and paternal grandparents. Short services were conducted by J. W. Birkey. Interment in the Whitney Cemetery.

Bowman. - Paul E., son of Enos and Fannie (Martin) Bowman, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Feb. 24, 1922; died in the Lancaster General Hospital (the result of an automobile accident) Sept. 12, 1942; aged 20 y. 6 m. 20 d. He was a member of the New Holland Mennonite Church. Besides his parents he is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Dorothy, wife of Leroy Lehman, of Leacock; Alvin, Selinsgrove; Warren, David, Grace, Lester, and Mary Alice, all at home. One small brother (Martin) preceded him in death. He also leaves his aged grandparents (Solomon and Hettie Martin, of New Holland), and a host of young friends. Funeral services were con-ducted by Bros. Mahlon Witmer and Daniel Sensenig at the New Holland Mennonite Church. Text, John 14. Interment in Weaverland Cemetery.

"The call was sudden, the shock severe,
We little thought the end so near;
And only those who have lost can tell,
The loss of loved ones without farewell." --The Family.

Bucher. - Mary, daughter of the late John and Mary (Burkholder) Metzler, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., March 19, 1864; died Oct. 9, 1942; aged 78 y. 6 m. 20 d. She was the last of her father's family to depart. She is sur-vived by her husband and her son, John M. Bucher of Willow Street. She was a member of the Mennonite Church for 48 years, and a regular attendant at the public services whenever possible. Funeral services were held from her late home and in Hess Mennonite Church near Lititz, Pa., conducted by Bros. J. H. Hershey and Amos S. Horst. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.

Cressman. - Lloyd S., son of Noah M. and Mary Ann (Snider) Cressman, was born near New Hamburg, Ont., Aug. 2, 1896; died Oct. 7, 1942, at his home in New Hamburg, follow-ing a severe heart attack two days previously. He accepted the Lord Jesus as his Saviour in his early youth and became a member of the Biehn congregation, remaining faithful to the Mennonite Church until the Lord called him to Himself. Aug. 2, 1939, he was united in mar-riage to Gladys Snider. This union was blessed with 3 children (Mary Enid, Ruth Evelyn, and David Lloyd). These with his sorrowing com-panion survive his early passing. His aged father and 3 brothers also survive. His mother and 1 brother predeceased him. Why the Lord should call from our midst one we felt was so much needed, both in the home and in the Church, we cannot know here; but we will be resigned to Him who in His love and wisdom has taken our brother to Himself. At the time of his death he served as superintendent of the junior department of the Sunday school and helped pioneer the summer Bible school move-ment from its beginning in this section, having served as a teacher continuously. He also had the general interests of the Church at heart, having an intelligent and sympathetic under-standing of her problems. He gave unstintingly of his time and effort on several conference committees, and served credibly in this work. He also was much concerned about the spiritually neglected rural fields of Ontario, his business giving him wide acquaintance through the province. Natural ties have been broken, and we sorrow but not as those who have no hope, for Brother Lloyd had assurance of eternal life and our memories of him will ever be an encouragement to us. The funeral services were held Oct. 10 from his late residence in New Hamburg, with a service at the Biehn Mennonite Church, where interment was made in the cemetery beside the church where he had worshiped and served. Bros. M. H. Roth, C. F. Derstine, and C. C. Cressman assisted in the service.

Emmert. - Benjamin Franklin, son of Leon-ard and Catherine Eash Emmert, was born near Shipshewana, Ind., Sept. 4, 1870; died Oct. 19, 1942, at his home near Sweet Home, Oreg.; aged 72 y. 1 m. 15 d. He was baptized into the Mennonite Church at the age of 21 years and was a faithful member all the remainder of his life. He had suffered a heart attack in June, after which he had to be very careful about his work. On Sunday, Oct. 18, he attended church both morning and evening, and remarked of how well he felt and how happy he was. He awoke about midnight with sharp pains around his heart and before the family could be called he went to be with his Saviour. He is preceded in death by his father, mother, 4 sisters, 4 brothers, and 2 grandsons. He is survived by his beloved companion (Anna), 2 sisters (Martha Brown of Sweet Home, and Lizzie Haarar of Shipshewana. Ind.), 6 sons (Jess, Floyd, Ivan, George, and Ralph) and families, all of Sweet Home, and Albert and family of Molalla, 0reg.; besides many other relatives and friends. His chief interest was in the Church. He helped build three churches; the last at Sweet Home, where he spent many hours in labor and love in the interest of the Lord. When he was 18 years old he came to Oregon, settling near Eugene. Nov. 20, 1895, he was married to Anna Schrag at Eugene, in which community they lived for a while. They then moved to Dallas, Oreg., and lived there for four years. From there they moved to Hubbard, Oreg., making their home near 91 School for awhile, then to a little farm about a mile from Hubbard. From here they went to Sheridan, Oreg., where they lived on a farm until 1934, when they moved to Molalla, Oreg. Here he built a home and lived until 1939, when they came to Sweet Home. He was busy here helping build houses for his boys. He also built one for himself. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He had been janitor in the church ever since it was built, except for a while when he wasn't able. He was very much concerned about his family and grandchildren, and his greatest de-sire was that they will be ready when Jesus comes. The last day on earth, it seemed his life was so full of happiness and joy -- he was at the end of the Day. No one was ready to let him go Home; but our Master called, and we rejoice that he is waiting for us in our home over there. Funeral services were held Oct. 21 in Sweet Home by N. A. Lind and Archie Kauffman. Final services were in the after-noon at Hopewell, near Hubbard, Oreg., where G. D. Shenk and H. A. Wolfer had charge. Bur-ial in the cemetery back of the church, where he was sexton when they first started the church there.

"Father, dear, you're not forgotten,
Though on earth you are no more;
Still in memory you are with us,
As you always were before."

Erb. - Joel, son of .Joel and Barbara (Lichty) Erb, was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., Oct. 4, 1871; died at his home Oct. 7, 1942; aged 71 y. 3 d. Jan. 12, 1896, he was united in holy matrimony to Barbara Brenneman of South Easthope, sharing the joys and sorrows of life until his beloved companion was called to her reward on Dec. 24, 1938. This union was blessed with two daughters (Salome, wife of Dan Brenneman, on the homestead; Mary Ann, wife of Manasseh Bender, East Zorra). He leaves his 2 daughters, 7 grandchildren (1 grandchild predeceased him), 3 brothers (Menno, of Wellesley; Christ, of Tavistock; Noah, of Wilmot Twp.), and 4 sisters (Barbara, wife of Joseph Gascho, Zurich, Ont.; Fannie, wife of John Widrick, Lowville, N. Y.; Leah, wife of John Stere, Tavistock, Ont.; and Katie, wife of Albert Kennel, Baden, Ont.). He was a mem-ber of East Zorra A. M. congregation for al-most 50 years, and lived on the Brenneman homestead since his marriage in 1896. Funeral services were held at the home by Bro. Jacob R. Bender, and at East Zorra A. M. Church by Bros. M. Kipfer and D. S. Iutzi. Interment in adjoining cemetery. --J. R. B.

Fenninger. - Joann, daughter of Jere and Ruth Kreider Fenninger of Lancaster, Pa., was born Sept. 17, 1942; died in the Jefferson Hos-pital, Philadelphia, Pa., of infant trouble; aged 1 day. She was taken to the hospital when only a few hours old. All that human hands could do for her was done. But God in His wisdom saw fit to take her to the heavenly home. She is survived by her parents, a sister (Darlene), a brother (John Mark), and her grandparents (Edward and Lena Fenninger, and Samuel and Lillie Zook). Short services at the home and at Mellinger's Cemetery were conducted by Bro. Stoner Krady. Text. II Samuel 12:23. They now have two little jewels in heaven.

"Only a baby's grave
A foot or two at the most
Of tear-dewed sod
But a loving God
Knows what the little grave cost."

Kling. - Barbara. daughter of Benj. F. and the late Martha (Hoover) Stauffer, and wife of Willis E. Kling, was born Aug. 1, 1896; died Sept. 8, 1942, at her home at Bareville, Pa.; aged 46 y. 1 m. 7 d. She is survived by her husband, and the following children: Helen, wife of Robert Buckwalter of Bareville; J. Howard (who preceded her in death); Richard, Martha, and Ruth, all at home; her father (Benj. F. Stauffer, Leola), and these brothers and sis-ters: A. H. Stauffer of Gap; Susan Veit, of Leola; Mary, wife of Elam Zimmerman of Blue Ball; Anna, wife of Rufus Zimmerman, of Phil-adelphia; Sara, wife of Raymond Weaver, of Blue Ball. Eight weeks following an operation she took her bed, from which she never left for one year till death came. Her patience during this long affliction was a beautiful example of God's abundant grace to His faithful children. She was the first one of the workers at the Carpenter Church to go to be with Jesus. We miss her so much at home as well as in Church and Sunday school. Funeral services were held at the home by Bro. David Landis, and at Stumptown Church by Bros. David Landis and Elmer Martin. Texts: Job 3:17; Psa. 127:2 (last clause). Interment in adjoining cemetery.

"Mother, who so patient was,
'Cause God had given her grace,
To bear her long affliction,
Has gone to see His face.
Mother always meant so much,
That now we so much miss,
Has given us a longing
To meet her in the realms of bliss." --By the Family.

Miller. - Malinda, daughter of Jacob and Lucinda (Hostetler) Mehl, was born in Lagrange Co., Ind., June 2, 1873; died Monday afternoon, Oct. 12, 1942; aged 69 y. 4 m. 10 d. Dec. 25, 1892, she was married to John D. Miller. They lived in matrimonial life nearly fifty years. To this union were born 10 children. Surviving besides the husband, are the following children: Otis M. of Kouts, Mrs. Daniel Yoder and Perry J. of Shipshewana, Mrs. Daniel Hooley and Vernon E. of Middlebury, and Harold J. of Ligonier; 5 sisters: Mrs. Dan V. Yoder and Mrs. Cora Hostetler of Topeka, Mrs. Enos Mishler of Shipshewana, Mrs. Clara Risser of Goshen, and Mrs. Earl Norris of Lagrange; 1 brother: Otis Mehl of Shipshewana, and 25 grandchildren. One daughter (Mrs. Silas Albrecht) and 3 sons (Henry, Clarence and Ervin) preceded her in death. In her youth she united with the Mennonite Church and was a faithful member until death.

"Good night, Comrades! I must leave you,
Longer here I cannot stay;
Be prepared, dear friends, to meet me,
Death shall call you too some day."

Musselman. - Catharine, widow of the late Joseph Musselman, died at the home of her daugh-ter (Mrs. Jacob Burkhart, Elmira, Ont.), Aug. 25, 1942, after an illness of three years (al-though she had been seriously ill for only the past week). Born in Woolwich Township, she lived in this district her entire lifetime, resid-ing in Elmira for the past 34 years. Surviving are 5 sons (Jacob and Harvey, of Waterloo; Albert, of Gait; Fred and Menno, of Kitchener), 2 daughters (Adeline, and Mrs. Cath-erine Burkhart, of Elmira), 12 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, 5
great-great-grandchildren, a brother (George Israel, of Kitchener), and 3 sisters (Mrs. John Class and Mrs. Wm. Herman, of Preston; and Mrs. Albert Snider, of Alberta). Funeral services were held Aug. 28 from her late home, with further services at the Elmira Mennonite Church, Bro. Oliver D. Snider in charge. Burial in adjoining cemetery.

Ramseyer. - Nickolaus, son of the late Joel and Barbara (Schlegel) Ramseyer, was born in East Zorra, Ont., Aug. 17, 1874; died at their home Aug. 7, 1942; aged 67 y. 11 m. 21 d. In his youth he accepted Christ as his Saviour and was received into church fellowship at the East Zorra A. M. Church by the late Bishop Jacob M. Bender, Sept. 20, 1891. He had his home with his parents till their decease in 1917; after which he had his home with his brother, Noah, till 1940; then he made his home with his sister Lena (wife of Jacob B. Bender, East Zorra) who faithfully cared for him in his last illness. He leaves his only surviving sister (Lena), and a large number of nephews and friends. One brother and a sister predeceased him. Funeral services were held at the home by Bro. Joel Schwartzentruber, and at the East Zorra A. M. Church by Bros. M. Kipfer, D. S. Iutzi, and Jacob R. Bender. --J. R. B.

Rife. - Lydia Ann, daughter of the late Jacob and Lizzie Ebersole and widow of Abram Rife, was born Dec. 10, 1851; died Sept. 30, 1942, at the home of her daughter; aged 90 y. 9 m. 20 d. Surviving her are 3 sons and 1 daughter (Reu-ben. Henry, Jacob, and Mrs. Bessie Besore), all of Chambersburg, Pa. A daughter (Esther Shoop) preceded her in death. She was a faith-ful member of the Upper Strasburg Mennonite Church, Franklin Co., Pa., and was always present when health permitted. She often talk-ed about the way things are going these days. Her concern was for the Church to be true and faithful, and for her family. Funeral service at the Salem Church, conducted by Bros. Harry H. Witmer and Christian Martin. Text, Phil. 1:21. Burial in adjoining cemetery.

"Grandma, thou hast left us,
And your face no more we'll see;
But again we hope to meet you,
In that land where all are free."

Rosenfeldt. - Henry Rosenfeldt, a native of Russia, came to the United States nineteen years ago. He was born Nov. 18, 1868; died Aug. 24, 1942, at the home of his daughter (Mrs. Peter Sawadsky near Columbia, Pa.), aged 73 y. 9 m. 6 d. He leaves his sorrowing wife, 7 children (Anna, wife of Peter Sawadsky; Jacob of Russia; Henry of Salunga; Mrs. Elizabeth Dick, Rothville; John, Canada; Da-vid of Elizabethtown; and George of Salunga); also 27 grandchildren. He (with his wife) was a member of Risser's Mennonite Church, faith-fully attending Sunday school and church services whenever possible. Although he was not a-ble to understand much of the messages, because of his native tongue, he always expressed him-self that worshiping with the believers meant so much to him. Funeral services were held Aug. 28, from the Sheetz funeral home, Mt. Joy, by Bro. Joseph Boll in German, and at Risser's Mennonite Church by Bros. Noah Risser and Walter Oberholtzer. Texts, Psa. 61:1-6; Psa. 103:1-5. Interment in adjoining cemetery.

Roth. - Martin E., son of Jacob and Hannah Roth, was born Sept. 23, 1874, near Wayland, Iowa; died Sept. 21, 1942, at his home near Albany, Oreg.; aged 67 y. 11 m. 29 d. He came to Albany as a young man, with his father, where he has resided continuously ever since. He was married to Rosina Neuschwander Oct. 15, 1899. To this union were born 11 children. He was preceded in death by his father, mother, 1 son, and several brothers and sisters. He is survived by his wife, 3 sons (Paul N. of Canby, Oreg.; Henry and Philip of Albany), 7 daughters (Mrs. Hildreth Zehr, Lebanon, Oreg.; Mrs. Margaret Hostetler, Canby; Mrs. Agnes Mishler, Philomath, Oreg.; Mrs. Mae Burck, Al-bany; Edna Roth, Fort Des Moines, Ia.; Mrs. Josephine Borth, Winton, Calif.; and Mary Roth of Albany), 31 grandchildren, his aged stepmother, 2 brothers, 1 foster brother, 1 sister, a number of uncles and aunts, besides many other relatives and friends. He was converted in his youth, and became a member of the Mennonite Church. He was a charter member of the Fairview congregation and took an active interest in the church to the last, having served as Sunday-school teacher and trustee for many years. He was concerned that his children be-come honorable, upright citizens, and his teach-ings and admonitions centered around the fun-damental things of life that really matter. Fu-neral services Sept. 24 at the home and at the Fairview Church, conducted by Bros. E. Z. Yo-der, Henry Gerig, and N. M. Birky. Scriptures read, John 14:1-6; Psa. 90. Text, Phil. 1:21. Burial in Willamette Memorial Park.

Roth. - Peter L. Roth died at the home of his daughter (Mrs. Roy Cowan, Elmira, Ont.), Sept. 8, 1942; in his 80th year. He was mar-ried to Maria Boshart who predeceased him thirteen years ago. To this union were born 4 children (Mrs. Roy Cowan, Elmira; Mrs. Ira Rohr, Linwood; Gideon Roth, Elmira; and Edith, who predeceased him 18 years ago). Surviving also are 3 brothers (Rudolf Roth of New Hamburg; John Roth of Detroit; and Joseph Roth of Wellesley) and 3 grandchildren (2 grandchildren having preceded him). Bro. and Sister Roth united with the Mennonite Church in Elmira, and Bro. Roth was a mem-ber at the time of his death.

"Father, thou art sweetly resting,
Here thy toils and cares are o'er;
Pain and sickness, death and sorrow.
Never can disturb thee more."

Shank. - Lewis, son of the late Samuel and Catherine (Rhodes) Shank, was born near Broadway, Va., Dec. 24, 1855; died at his home in Broadway Oct. 14, 1942; aged 86 y. 9 m. 20 d. Jan. 25, 1883, he was married to Mattie Martin of Hagerstown, Md., who preceded him in death 8 years. They had no children of their own, but reared two of his nephews, David E. Shank of Harrisonburg, Va., and John M. Shank of Minneapolis, Minn., who survive him. He is also survived by 1 sister (Mrs. D. H. Zigler) and 1 brother (Pre. Perry E. Shank of Broadway, Va.); also a number of nieces and nephews. He united with the Mennonite Church in early life. He had early premoni-tions, even before he became a Christian, that he would be called to definite service in the Church.
He was ordained to the ministry at the age of 28. At first he felt a reluctance to assume his full responsibility in the work, feeling that the greater burden should lay upon his elders (his uncle being bishop and his father minis-ter). After the death of his father and uncle he was ordained to the office of bishop Aug. 25, 1901. He then threw himself unreservedly into the work. As bishop he served the Church in the Northern District of Virginia 41 years, being assisted the past 8 years by Bro. J. L. Stauffer.
He possessed a strong and alert intellect. As a boy attending the community school, he had several outstanding teachers, who not only im-parted knowledge but also inspired a desire for knowledge. Impressions received here were lasting. In his preaching he often quoted ver-batim, gems of thought and poetry learned at this time. As a young man he was not strong and robust. This caused him to adopt and practice health rules. His experience in over-coming a degree of ill health and accompanying despondency helped him to a sympathetic un-derstanding of many others in similar circum-stances. Also, he had the experience of a finan-cial struggle to pay for a farm home. He had more than average business insight and ability. He could understand the financial status of every member and was careful not to ask for more money than they were able to give. He never made an appeal that did not bring a hearty response.
As an overseer, he was meek and unofficious, diligent and self-sacrificing. His life exemplified peace, and he often stressed that virtue in his preaching. In his dealing with individuals under his charge he earnestly endeavored to prevent strife and promote peace. He had a keen sense of discrimination and a great heart of love. He was not materially swayed, either by harsh criticism or by praise. He was a wise counsellor and could impart cheer in difficult situations. As a speaker, he was appreciated for his originality of expression and his broad and sympathetic understanding of human na-ture. Together with his faithful wife, he gave much of his time to the work in the mountain section of his district, filling preaching appointments at various and often widely scattered places. Throughout their entire district they did much visiting. From their own home radi-ated the genial warmth and glow of hospitality. He was unusual in his adaptability to all ages and classes of people, and could lead readily from the natural to the spiritual. By means of these personal contacts, many souls were built up and strengthened in the faith and others were brought to a saving knowledge of their Lord.
Services at the home by Bro. A. G. Heishman; at Zion Church by Bros. J. L. Stauffer, S. H. Rhodes, and J. N. Driver. Texts, Job 19:26; Psa. 17:15; Rev. 14:13. Interment in adjoining cemetery.

Stempfli. - Nicholas, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ja-cob Stempfli, was born at Bern, Switzerland, March 26, 1866; died at the Youngstown, Ohio, City Hospital Oct. 1, 1942; aged 76 y. 6 m. 5 d. In his youth he emigrated from Switzerland to this country, making his home in Mahoning Co., Ohio, until death. Jan. 2, 1896, he was united in marriage to Mary Felix, who survives him. His father and a brother followed him to this country, but preceded him in death. A number of years ago he with his companion united with the Mennonite Church. Funeral services were in charge of Bro. A. J. Steiner assisted by Bros. E. M. Yost, Paul Yoder, and David Steiner. Services were held at his late home and at the Midway Mennonite Church, Oct. 4, 1942. Burial at Forest Lawn near Boardman, Ohio.

Taylor. - Annie, daughter of Joseph and Eliz-abeth (Beery) Rhodes, was born Nov. 19, 1852; died at the home of her daughter Sept. 16, 1942; aged 89 y. 9 m. 27 d. Feb. 10, 1876, she was united in marriage with Isaac Taylor of Hupp, Va. He died May 19, 1883. She is survived by 2 children (Charles M. Taylor of near Broad-way, and Mrs. Michael Whetzel, also near Broadway, at whose home she died), 2 broth-ers (Ammi Rhodes, of Broadway, and Perry Rhodes of Danforth, Ill.), 7 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. She united with the Mennonite Church in her nineteenth year and remained faithful through life. She was very active until the last few years when her health began to fail. She bore her suffering very pa-tiently and when her health permitted, was always ready to help when needed. Services were held Sept. 18 at the home conducted by P. E. Shank and at the Trissels Church by J. R. Mumaw and Timothy Showalter. Texts, Rev. 21:4 and 22:5.

"Mother, thou hast left us lonely,
Sorrow fills our hearts today;
But again we hope to meet yon
Where all tears are wiped away." --Mrs. M. H. Whetzel.

Weber. - Sister Elizabeth Martin was born Dec. 27, 1877; died Oct. 9, 1942; aged 64 y. 9 m. 12 d. Feb. 19, 1905, she was married to Eli Weber who predeceased her a little over four years ago. She is survived by 2 brothers and 1 sister (Solomon, of the Third of Peel; Levi, near Heidelberg; and Catharine, who was staying with Sister Weber).

'"The lights have gone out in the mansion of clay,
The curtains are drawn, the dweller's away;
She stepped o'er the threshold in the hours of night
To make her abode in heaven so bright."

Weidman. - Elias Weidman was born in St. Jacobs, Ont., Sept. 14, 1851; died Oct. 8, 1942, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ephraim Schaaf of Imlay City, Mich.; aged 87 y. 24 d. He was united in marriage to Polly Martin who preceded him in death 20 years ago. They moved on a farm north of Pigeon, Mich., 50 years ago. The last number of years he made his home with several of his daughters. There were 9 children born to this union (Isaac and Albert of Detroit, Mich.; Mrs. Lora Schaaf of Imlay City, Mich.; Moses M., Mrs. Saloma Smith and Mrs. Ida Schaaf of Pigeon, Mich.). Two sisters and 2 brothers (Moses, Henry, and Mrs. Magdalena Reist of Pigeon, and Mrs. Lydia Detweiler of Caro, Mich.) also survive. Besides these, he leaves 32 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and many relatives and friends. Two sons and 1 daughter preceded him. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church since his youth. Elias was the first Sunday-school superintendent in the Mennonite Church in Huron Co.; was a charter member of the work at Pigeon. He was a kind and loving father and was loved by all. Fu-neral services were held Oct. 10, conducted at the home of his daughter Lora, Imlay City, by Bro. Paul Wittrig, and at the church in Pigeon by Bro. S. J. Miller, assisted by Bros. Sherman Maust and Paul Wittrig. Interment in the Mennonite Cemetery.

Witmer. - Catherine (Burkholder), wife of Barton Witmer, was born April 13, 1904; died Sept. 16, 1942; aged 38 y. 5 m. 3 d. She is survived by her husband, a foster daughter (Dolores Irene), her father (Noah B. Burkholder), 6 sisters, and 2 brothers. She was pre-ceded in death by 3 infant children. She was a member of the Rowe Mennonite Church near Shippensburg, Pa. Her death came after an illness of four months, with much pain and suffering which she bore patiently to the end, leaving a bright testimony. Funeral services were held at the Rowe Mennonite Church, in charge of Bros. Christian and Amos Martin.

Yantzi. - Beulah Lydia Yantzi was born in Oxford Co., Ont., July 12, 1937; died Aug. 21, 1942, at the Stratford Hospital after an illness of five days of lockjaw; aged 5 y. 1 m. 9 d. She leaves her parents (Bro. and Sister Henry and Lily Mae Yantzi), 2 sisters (Eunice and Elva), a grandfather, a grandmother, and also her aged great-grandmother. Little Beulah was a bright and intelligent girl who had brought much happiness and sunshine into their home. Funeral services were held at the home of Bro. Wm. Schum by Bro. Jacob R. Bender, and at East Zorra A. M. Church by Bros. M. Kipfor, P. Nafziger, D. S. Iutzi. Interment in adjoining cemetery. J. R. B.

Zehr. - Daniel S., son of the late Peter and Bona (Schlegel) Zehr, was born in East Zorra, Ont., Feb. 20, 1877; died at Tavistock, Ont., July 4, 1942; aged 65 y. 4 m. 14 d. In early youth he accepted Christ as his personal Sav-iour, was received into church fellowship in the East Zorra Amish Mennonite Church by Bishop Jacob M. Bender, and remained a faithful mem-ber until death. He was of a kind, loving, and peaceful disposition. He served as Sunday-school superintendent for many years, in which ca-pacity he served when he was overtaken with paralysis about a year ago -- when he lost use of his speech which he never regained, but was always happy and glad when visited. In the year 1900 he was united in holy wedlock to Sister Leah Iutzi of East Zorra. To this union 4 children were born (Nancy, of Tavistock; Mary Ann, wife of Harvey Steinman, South Easthope; Selma, wife of Lorne Brenneman, East Zorra; Lloyd, on the homestead, East Zorra). His life was a testimony and example in this dark world. He leaves his beloved com-panion, 3 daughters, a son, 3 sisters (Annie, Mrs. John R. Bender; Lena, Mrs. John Ben-der; and Bena, Mrs. Joseph Bender), and 8 grandchildren. One granddaughter predeceased him. Funeral services were conducted at the home by Bro. Joel Schwartzentruber, and at East Zorra A. M. Church by Bros. M. Kipfor and Jacob R. Bender. Interment in adjoining
cemetery. --J. R. B

Transcribed by Carl Metzler, Indiana


Gospel Herald - Vol. XXXV, No . 33 - November 12, 1942 - pages 718,719

Bowers. - Benjamin D., son of the late Ben-jamin D. and Mary (Denlinger) Bowers, was born near Kreadyville, Pa., and was a resident of Lancaster Co., during his entire life. He was born July 7, 1856; died Oct. 26, 1942, after several months of illness at the home of his nephew (Amos B. Charles) of Millersville; aged 86 y. 3 m. 19 d. He was the last of his family. As a young man he united with the Mennonite Church and was a faithful member till death. Funeral services were held at the Rohrerstown Mennonite Church by Bros. Jacob Hess and Landis Shertzer. Interment in the Millersville Mennonite Cemetery.

"He has gone through the gate to another land,
Led by the Master's hand,
Where everything is kind and good,
Where everything is understood;
So we believe that the one above
Has taken him home as an act of love."

Brackbill. - Susan, widow of Levi H. Brackbill, who preceded her in death 21 years ago, was born Nov. 16, 1863, near Paradise, Pa.; died Sept. 7, 1942, at the home of her son (Benj. R.), following an illness of five months; aged 78y. 9m. 21d. She was a daughter of the late Benj. and Lydia Ranck, and a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for many years. Her cheerful disposition has been an inspiration to us always, and we can look forward some day to meet her on that beautiful shore. She is sur-vived by these children: Benj. R. and Anna (wife of Walter R. Denlinger), both of Paradise; Parke R. of Lancaster; and Elsie of Berks Co. A daughter (Bertha, wife of Christian Metzler) preceded her in death 12 years ago. She is also survived by 3 brothers and 1 sister (Jacob and John Ranck and Cora, wife of Isaac Barge, of Strasburg, and Amos Ranck of New Jersey. Twelve grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren also survive. Funeral serv-ices were held at the home Sept. 11, conducted by Bro. Abram Martin, with further services at Paradise Mennonite Church by Bros. Mar-tin Hershey and Parke Book. Texts, Psa. 23 and Psa. 116:15. Interment in adjoining cem-etery.

"Mother, dear, you're not forgotten,
Though on earth you are no more;
Still in memory you are with us
As you always were before." --The Family.

Breniser. - Jacob, son of Edwin and Lydia (Groff) Breniser, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Jan. 13, 1865; died Oct. 26, 1942, at his home in Middlebury, Ind.; aged 77 y. 9 m. 13 d. Feb. 1, 1898 he was united in marriage to Mi-nerva Moyer of Goshen, Ind. To this union were born 6 sons, 2 of whom preceded him in death. Surviving are his wife and 4 sons (Law-rence and Wesley, both of Middlebury, Ind.; Walter of Archbold, Ohio; Lester of Goshen, Ind.); also a number of grandchildren, 1 sister (Mrs. Emma Steffy) and 1 brother (Amos Breniser), both of Lancaster Co., Pa., together with many friends and relatives. His death was sudden, being caused by a heart at-tack while building the morning fire; God call-ed him quietly before anyone could reach him. Yet it was not unexpected to him, as he often spoke of not being here long. About fifteen years ago he accepted Jesus as his personal Saviour and united with the Middlebury Men-nonite Church, to which he remained faithful until death. Funeral services were held Oct. 28, from the Middlebury Church, in charge of Brethren S. S. Yoder and Wilbur Yoder. Text, Phil, 1:21.

"Your life work is ended, dear Father,
You're with the loved ones gone on before,
May we all prepare to meet you,
On that bright celestial shore."

Detweiler. - Isaac F. Detweiler, one of the ministers of the Rockhill Mennonite Church died at his late home in Souderton, Pa., Oct. 20, 1942, after an illness of 10 months; aged 66 y. 2 m. 27 d. He was a son of the late Bishop Samuel and Annie (Freed) Detweiler.
He was ordained a minister at the Rockhill congregation Sept. 4, 1934, which office he faithfully filled as long as health permitted. His interest continued until the end. He was also a member of the Mission Board of Franconia Conference from the time of its organ-ization until 1935, being secretary nearly the entire period.
Surviving are the widow (Ella B. Detweiler) and a son (Alvin D. Detweiler of Souderton, Pa.); also 3 grandchildren and 2 brothers and a sister (John F. of Souderton, Mahlon F. of Telford, and Salome, widow of the late Preach-er William Landis, also of Telford). One daugh-ter (Sadie) preceded him in death.
Funeral services were held at the home, con-ducted by Bro. Elmer B. Moyer. Further serv-ices at the Rockhill Church by Bros. Edwin A. Souder (his co-laberer), Arthur D. Ruth, John Lapp, and M. A. Bishop. Text, John 14:3. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.

Herr. - Magdalena, daughter of the late Hen-ry and Anna Herr, was born Jan. 24, 1859; died Oct. 6, 1942; aged 83 y. 8 m. 12 d. She was the youngest of 12 children, and the last of the family to depart. She was called "Aunt Mattie" by many people. She was very active in the Lord's work, and was a regular attendant at the Mennonite East Chestnut St. Church in Lancaster. She was there the last Sunday she lived. Aunt Mattie and Sister Mary Graybill started the sewing circle at the Stumptown Church. Aunt Mattie was the friend of many poor and shut-in folks. She was never mar-ried, but cared for a number of orphan chil-dren in her home at different times. She is survived by 2 foster children (Mrs. Lena Kilhefner and Mrs. Mabel H. Leinbach), to whom she was a devoted mother; also by nieces and nephews. Her home-going was sudden. She had a heart attack while doing her washing in the laundry. Funeral service Oct. 9, at the East Chestnut St. Church and interment at the Stumptown Cemetery. She is sadly missed by her foster girls and many more whom she be-friended. Great is her reward in heaven. "She hath done what she could."

McLaughlin. - Clinton McLaughlin was born in Perry Co., Pa., Sept. 13, 1871; died Oct. 25, 1942. He was suddenly paralyzed by a stroke while picking up toys for Bro. and Sister Ira E. Miller's little baby daughter. She was a constant source of joy and delight to him and he spent many of his lonely hours with her. He was unconscious practically all the time from Thursday afternoon until Sunday evening when he peacefully left to be with his Lord. He united with the Mennonite Church June 9, 1938, six months after he promised his dying wife he would turn from the Catholic faith and become a Christian. He was a faithful member at Steelton Mennonite Mission for the past four years. He is survived by a son (Herbert McLaughlin), 3 daughters (Mrs. Violet Heilner, Mrs. Margaret Walters, Harrisburg, Pa.; Mrs. Henrietta Lebo, Enhaut, Pa.), 16 grandchil-dren, and 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral serv-ices, in charge of Bro. David Z. Miller, were held in the Wiedeman's Funeral Home, Steel-ton, Pa. Bro. Miller, at the request of Bro. McLaughlin used the same text (Luke 10:42) that he used at his wife's funeral. Burial in Highspire Cemetery.

Miller. - Janet Kay, infant daughter of Bro. and Sister Alvin K. Miller, was born Sept. 22, 1942; died the following day. Besides the par-ents she leaves a little brother (Charles Eugene) and both the paternal and maternal grandpar-ents and many relatives. Short services were held in the home by Bro. D. D. Miller. Burial in Forest Grove Cemetery near Middlebury, Ind.

Moyer. - James, son of the late Joseph and Catharine Moyer, was born in Lincoln Co., Ont., Feb. 13, 1860; died at his late home in Beamsville, Ont., Oct. 23, 1942, after a very brief illness; aged 82 y. 8 m. 10 d. He seemed to be in exceptionally good health in the past year, and his passing was a shock to all. He was married to Nancy, daughter of the late Menno Cressman, a minister of the Biehn congregation in Waterloo Co., Ont., May 23, 1893. She, with 2 daughters (Ida, Mrs. T. L. Graham, of Vineland, and Reta, Mrs. Wm. Cornelius, of Markham) and a son (Menno Moyer, of Blair, Ont.), mourn the loss of husband and father. He resided for many years on the farm pre-viously owned by his father, and later resided in the village of Campden, Ont. A year ago he moved to Beamsville. He was always active, and even after a severe illness which deprived him of the ability to walk he continued his activity by working in his garden and around his home. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church since 1890. For many years he represented the Mennonite Fire Aid Union for this district, and was also trustee for the Mountain Cemetery. In his earlier years he was active in the work of the Church -- in Sunday school and in young people's work, when the work of the Church had been revived through early evangelistic services. We shall miss his presence among us. Funeral services were held Oct. 26, 1942, in charge of S. F. Coffman, and assisted by the ministers, C. G. McPhee of the Disciple Church and S. R. McClung of the Baptist Church, both being near neighbors of Bro. Moyer, and Isaac Moyer of the United Church (a cousin of Brother Moyer). Text, Psa. 90:12. Interment in Vineland Cemetery.

Roth. - Elva Mae, infant daughter of Alvin and Madeline Roth, was born at Wellesley, Ont., Sept. 12, 1942; died Sept. 19, 1942. Death was due to pneumonia and convulsions. She leaves her bereaved parents, the maternal grand-parents (Mr. and Mrs. Allan Y. Bender), the paternal grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. David K. Roth), 2 great-grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Peter F. Lichti), 7 uncles, 4 aunts, and many oth-er relatives and friends. The funeral was held Sept. 20, with private services at the home, in charge of Bro. Samuel L. Schultz, and at the Wellesley A. M. Church in charge of Bros. Sam-uel L. Schultz and Samuel Leis. Interment in adjoining cemetery.

"A bud the Gardner gave us,
A pure and lovely child;
He gave it to our keeping
To cherish undefiled.
But just as it was opening
To the glory of the day,
Down came the heavenly Gardener,
And took our bud away."

Transcriber's note: "Gardner" in the first line of poem is spelled as in the original.

Schlegel. - Sharon Dianne. daughter of Willard and Nora (Roth) Schlegel, was born at Milford, Nebr., July 14, 1942; died Oct. 25. 1942. She leaves her father and mother, 4 grandparents, 1 great-grandmother, uncles, aunts, and hosts of other relatives. She was a patient and loving child and will be greatly missed in the home. We sorrow, but not as others who have no hope, for we know that if we give our lives and all to Christ we shall meet her again and be forever with her and Christ. Funeral services were held at the home and at the Milford A. M. Church in charge of Bro. L. O. Schlegel. Bro. W. A. Eicher preach-ed the sermon. Text, II Kings 4:26. Inter-ment in the Milford A. M. Cemetery.

"Our sweet little bud, too pure to stay,
God in His wisdom took Sharon away;
Not from our memory, not from our love,
But to dwell with Jesus and angels above."

Shantz. - Mary Ann, daughter of the late No-ah and Nancy (Weber) Dettweiler, was born near Bloomingdale, Ont., Oct. 5, 1881; died Sept. 20, 1942. She accepted the Lord Jesus Christ and united with the Mennonite Church at Breslau in her sixteenth year. She was united in marriage to Bro. Titus Shantz of Kitchener, Dec. 30, 1908. To this union were born 4 children (Ward, who died in infancy, and Melvin, Clair, and Anna). These three children survive and are at home with their, father. Sister Shantz is also survived by 2 sisters (Abbie Dettweiler, of Breslau; and Mrs. Ephraim Kinzie, of Preston, Ont.), 2 brothers (Isaiah and Norman, both of Breslau), as well as by 16 nieces and nephews. One brother pre-ceded her in death. Her death took place very unexpectedly, and came as a great shock to both her family and the brotherhood at Kitchener where she was a member in good standing. Al-though a woman of quiet disposition, she man-ifested an exemplary character characterized by many sterling Christian qualities. Her simple faith in God, her trust in the merits of His Son as Saviour, and her communion with Him by prayer were steadfast even though she suffered much through physical infirmities during her whole life. She was a true mother in Israel and manifested a conscientious concern for the present and future needs of her family, both temporally and spiritually. Funeral services were held Sept. 23 at the home, and at the First Mennonite Church, Kitchener, with Bros. Oscar Burkholder, Jonas Snider, and Merle Shantz in charge. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.

Shaum. - Catherine, daughter of John and Hettie (Eicher) Holdeman, was born near Wakarusa, Ind., June 30, 1861, and grew to wom-anhood in the same community; died Sept. 29, 1942; aged 81 y. 2 m. 29 d. Nov. 15, 1885, she was united in marriage with Leander Shaum. This union was blessed with 4 sons and 2 daughters. In 1893 she was converted and united with the Mennonite Church, holding her membership with the Holdeman congregation until death. She was bedfast nearly two years, yet in it all patient and cheerful. Her husband, 2 sons, and a granddaughter preceded her in death. She leaves 2 sons and 2 daughters (Warren C., at whose home she died, and Ralph R., both of Wakarusa, Ind.; Grace M., of Elk-hart; and Laura E., Mrs. Geo. Smeltzer, of Goshen); also 5 granddaughters, 2 grandsons, 1 great-grandson, 1 brother (Albert Holdeman, of New Paris), and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted by Bros. S. L. Weldy and D. A. Yoder at the Olive Church.

"Weep not that her time is over,
Weep not that her race is run;
God grant that we may rest as calmly,
When our work like hers is done."

Stauffer. - Barbara Ellen, daughter of Christian and Katie (Zehr) Roth, was born near Flanagan, Ill., Dec. 29, 1861; died Oct. 14, 1942, at the home of her daughter (Mrs. E. L. Yoder, Tofield, Alta.); aged 80 y. 9 m. 16 d. She was married to John L. Stauffer Dec. 25, 1882, near Flanagan, Ill. Her husband preceded her in death twelve years ago. To this union were born 2 sons and 9 daughters. Those left to mourn her departure are: Emma, Mrs. S. D. Stalter; Anna, Mrs. D. E. Maurer; Barbara, Mrs. J. L. Yoder; Milly, Mrs. E. L. Yoder; Ida, Mrs. J. J. King; 1 daughter-in-law (Mrs. Nora Stauffer), 5 sons-in-law, all of Tofield; 29 grandchildren, and 18 great-grandchildren. One sister (Mrs. E. M. Bender), 2 brothers (John Roth and Peter Roth), all of Milford, Nebr., and a host of other relatives and friends also survive. Those who preceded her in death are her parents, her husband, 4 daughters (Ka-tie, Mrs. D. S. Bender; Lizzie; Mary; and Lily), 2 sons (Benjamin and Nicholas), 1 daughter-in-law; 5 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, 5 brothers, and 2 sisters. In her youth she accepted Christ as her Saviour and remained faithful to the end. As long as health permitted, her place was never vacant in the house of the Lord. During her sickness she often spoke of her wish to go to church, which was her desire to serve. Her door of welcome was always open to strangers, and she was always willing to lend a helping hand to the sick and needy. To know her was to love her. She was of a kind and quiet disposition, always enduring her trials with patience. Her main sickness was hardening of the arteries. A year ago last July she fell and fractured her right hip. She remained in a helpless condition with much suffering, often longing to be with the Lord. In God's time her wish was granted. Funeral services were held at the home and at the church in charge of Bros. M. D. Stutzman and J. B. Stauffer. Texts, Psa. 90 and Psa. 73:24. Burial in cemetery near by.

"The lights have gone out in the mansion of clay,
The curtains are drawn', and the dweller's away;
She stepped o'er the threshold in the hours of night,
To make her abode in heaven so bright."

Sutter. - John Albert, son of John and Fannie Sutter, was born Feb. 7, 1891, at Hartford, Kans.; died at Lincoln State Hospital Oct. 16, 1942; aged 51 y. 8 m. 8 d. He accepted Christ as his personal Saviour in his youth, was bap-tized, and became a member of the West Fairview Church near Beaver Crossing, Nebr. His mother died April 1, 1930, and his father Dee. 17, 1938, also his brother (Samuel) and 2 sis-ters (Otilla and Josephine) preceded him in death. Those surviving are Emma Hauder, Long Beach, Calif.; Lydia Oesch, Staunton, Ill.; Ida Bachman, Lowpoint, Ill.; Lena Stutzman, Milford, Nebr.; Eva Nafziger, Hopedale, Ill.; and 1 brother (Edward) of Long Beach, Calif.

"Peacefully sleeping, resting at last,
The world's weary troubles and trials are past;
In silence he suffered, in patience he bore,
'Till God called him home to suffer no more." --The Family.

Yoder. - Daniel, eldest son of the late Deacon Henry B. Yoder, was born in Bucks Co., Pa., Jan. 16, 1877; died at his home in Quakertown. Pa., Oct. 15, 1942; aged 64 y. 8 m. 29 d. He was a member of the Swamp congregation. He leaves his widow (Katie), 1 son (Elmer) and 1 daughter (Mrs. Anna Koder), a number of grandchildren, and a brother (Henry of Al-lentown, Pa.) to mourn his departure. He was a member of the Franconia Conference Mis-sion Board. His remains were interred at the Swamp Mennonite Cemetery. Funeral services were conducted Oct. 18 by Bro. John G. Gehman at the house, and at the church by Bros. John Lapp and Abr. Yoder. Peace to his ashes.

Transcribed by Carl Metzler, Indiana


Gospel Herald - Vol. XXXV, No . 34 - November 19, 1942 - pages 734,735

Culp. - Charles Wilson Culp, was born near Nappanee, Ind., Oct. 12, 1875; died at his home in Sterling, Ill., Oct. 28, 1942; aged 67 y. 16 d. As a young man he moved to Tiskilwa, Ill., where he met Phoebe Sears to whom he was married in 1903. Two children were born to them (Melinda and Paul). In 1924 the family moved to La Junta, Colo., where they lived for one year, and in 1925 located in Sterling. At the age of 15 he confessed Christ as his per-sonal Saviour and united with the Mennonite Church of Nappanee, Ind. He lived his life unassumingly, and endeavored to exemplify, in life and practice, the teaching of his Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. He read his Bible daily, and often emphasized the place of prayer in the life of the Christian, especially in these troublesome times. He was a lover of sacred music, and for awhile was a member of the Science Ridge men's chorus. Surviving are his wife, a daughter (Mrs. Joseph Litwiller, of Tremont, Ill.), a son (Paul of Medaryville, Ind.), 2 granddaughters, 2 brothers (Vernon of Akron, Ohio; Emanuel of Tiskilwa), and 1 sister (Mrs. Irene Loucks, of Nappanee, Ind.). Three brothers (Norman, Henry, and Rufus) preceded him in death. Funeral services were held Oct. 30 at the Science Ridge Mennonite Church in charge of Bro. A. C. Good, assisted by Bro. D. G. Lapp. Text, Psa. 4:8. His Sunday-school teacher and members of his class carried his body to its last resting place.

Culp. - David S., son of Anthony and Susanna (Bixler) Culp, was born in Mahoning Co., 0., Sept. 7, 1854; died at the State Hospital in Logansport, Ind., Oct. 31, 1942; aged 88 y. 1 m. 24 d. When he was six months old the fam-ily moved to Elkhart Co., Ind., which has since been his home, living near and in Wakarusa. He was the eighth in a family of twelve chil-dren, of whom only one remains. In earlier life he was a farmer, carpenter, and singing-school teacher. Sept. 8, 1878 he was married to Mary E. Weaver, who died Aug. 13, 1895. To this union were born 7 children, 4 of whom preceded him in death (an infant daughter, Walter, Mrs. David H. Newcomer and Harvey). April 12, 1896, he was married to Mattie W. Burkhart, who died Feb. 23, 1936; after which he lived with his children until six months ago. He was for many years a member of the Men-nonite Church, was greatly interested in music, and through the years did much to improve the singing in the congregations where he wor-shiped. He is survived by 1 son and 2 daugh-ters (Mrs. Aaron Wise, New Paris, Ind.; Mrs. C. W. Davidhizar, Wakarusa, Ind., and David A., Elkhart, Ind.), 20 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, a brother (Anthony N., Nappanee, Ind.), and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted Nov. 3 at the Yellow Creek Church by Bros. S. L. Weldy, C. C. Culp, and R. F. Yoder.

"Oh, the peace and rest in heaven!
Oh, the bliss of loved ones there!
Love divine now bears us upward
All their blessedness to share."

Good. - Allan Good was born Aug. 7, 1882, near Waterloo, Ont. He was born again, and united with the Mennonite Church at the same place in February, 1901. He died Oct. 17, 1942, at his home near Carstairs, Alta.; aged 60 y. 2 m. 9 d. He came to Alberta in 1902 and was married to Maggie Snyder in March, 1909. In 1911 he with his wife went to Hesston, Kans., where he took a short Bible course. In the summer of 1912 he was called to Kansas City to the Argentine Mission. Here he was ordained to the ministry in 1917 by Bishop Jo-seph Driver. This same year he started the Children's Home at this place. On account of the serious illness of Sister Good, they left the work in K. C. and returned to Alberta, where she died Oct. 15, 1919. In May, 1922, he was again married to Fannie Miller of Fentress, Va. This same year they were called to Oregon, to start mission work in Portland. They contin-ued in this work until 1933. During this time 2 children were born to this union (Paul and Ruth). From 1933 to 1939 they lived on a small farm near Hubbard, 0reg., moving back to Alberta in the fall of 1939. In June, 1940, he was laid on a bed of affliction by a stroke of paralysis. He recovered sufficiently from this illness to allow him to spend most of his remaining days on an easy chair, occupying his time in reading, typewriting, and sending out tracts. He often spoke of the blessed com-munion he had with his Lord, his favorite text being, "For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain." In some ways he seemed to be getting stronger, but about two weeks prior to his death he would seemingly get spells of heart attacks, at which times breathing was difficult. While having one of these, he said he wished the Lord would take him home, saying he was ready. Early on the morning of Oct. 17 the Lord granted his request. He leaves his sorrowing companion, and 2 children (Paul and Ruth Good), both of Carstairs, 1 sister (Mrs. Ibra Snyder of Waterloo, Ont.), and 3 brothers (Simeon of Carstairs, Israel of Elmira, Ont., and Daniel of Vineland, Ont.). May the Lord help us to say, "Not my will, but thine be done." Funeral services were held at the West Zion Church near Carstairs, conducted by Bro. Isaac Miller of High River, assisted by Bro. Clarence Ramer of Duchess, and Bro. Henry Harder of Didsbury. Interment in the cemetery by the church.

Martin. - Harry H. Martin was born near New Holland, Pa., Aug. 18, 1876; died in the St. Joseph's Hospital, Lancaster, Pa., Oct. 29, 1942, where he had been a patient for a month, after an illness of two and a half years; aged 66 y. 2 m. 11 d. The last fifteen months much of his time was spent in bed. In his youth he became a member of the Weaverland Mennon-ite Church, and was a faithful member and regular attendant until his health failed. The last time that he was present in the regular services was in September, 1941. He is sur-vived by his wife, 1 daughter (Alice), 2 sons (Aaron and Roy), 5 grandchildren, 4 brothers, and 2 sisters. Funeral services were held Nov. 2, at the Weaverland Mennonite Church, in charge of Bros. J. Paul Graybill and Aaron Weaver. Text, II Cor. 4:17, 18. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.

"A loving father, gentle and mild,
What a wonderful memory he leaves behind;
But God Himself knew what is best,
And took Father to his rest." --The Family.

Martin. - Henry Edwin, son of John J. and Sarah Martin, was born near Chambersburg, Pa., Oct. 11, 1879; died in Rock Falls, Ill., Oct. 30, 1942; aged 63 y. 19 d. As a young man he moved to Sterling, Ill., and for the past thirty years was employed in one of the large factories in Sterling. He had many friends among his fellow workmen. He was a man of even temperament, and few words. His philosophy of life was to attend to his own business, and allow others the same privilege. In 1905 he was united in marriage to Clara Williams of Sterling. Two children were born to them (Royce, and Gladys). Mrs. Martin passed away in 1910. He was baptized and received into the fellowship of the Science Ridge Mennonite Church, May 22, 1938, of which he was a member at the time of his passing. Those surviving him are his son (Royce, of Rockford, Ill.), his daughter (Mrs. Lehman Ebersole of Chambersburg, Pa.), his mother (Mrs. Sarah Martin, now in her 86th year, of Chambersburg), 2 brothers and 2 sisters (Stephen and John, of Columbiana, Ohio, Alice and Ada of Chambersburg), and 5 grandchildren. Funeral services were held Nov. 2 from the Meyer Funeral Home in Sterling, in charge of Bro. A. C. Good, from the greatest theme known to mortal man, John 3:16. Fellow workmen of the factory carried his body to its last resting place in Riverside Cemetery.

Martin. - Ulysses, youngest son of the late Levi and Catharine (Good) Martin, was born near Clarence Center, N. Y., Jan. 17, 1872; died at his late residence Oct. 31, 1942; aged 70 y. 9 m. 14 d. There were 9 brothers and sisters in this family: Mary, wife of Philander Croop; Fannie, wife of David Moyer; Peter and Barton, both deceased; Milton of Buffalo, N. Y.; and Abram, Levi, and Anna, resided at the old home. Funeral services were conducted from the home Oct. 3, by Bro. S. F. Coffman of Vineland, Ont. Text, John 14:6. Interment in the Clarence Center cemetery.

Miller. - Grace Mae, daughter of Elmer and Minnie (Zook) Miller, was born June 7, 1930, near Greenwood, Del.; died at the Lewistown, Pa., Hospital, Oct. 28, 1942; aged 12 y. 4 m. 21 d. Grace had been suffering from kidney trouble for 2 years, and last spring one of her kidneys was removed; but she never fully re-gained her strength. Oct. 16 she was again taken to the hospital for treatment for anemia and received 8 blood transfusions while there. She seemed to gain, and the doctors and nurses had good hopes for her recovery till about two hours before her death when she went into con-vulsions and did not regain consciousness. She united with the Tressler Mennonite Church near Greenwood, Nov. 30, 1941, and served her Mas-ter faithfully to the end. She bore all her sufferings patiently, always cheerful, and spent much of her time singing. She leaves father, stepmother, and 2 half sisters. Her mother, infant brother, and 1 grandmother preceded her in death. She also leaves 2 grandfathers, 1 grandmother, uncles, aunts, and a host of rel-atives and friends. Funeral services at Allensville Mennonite Church by the home ministers. Text, Jer. 15:9; Gen. 8:22. Interment in the Allensville Cemetery. --By anAunt.

Schlatter. - Katie, daughter of John and An-na (Raber) Miller, was born near Trenton in Henry Co., Iowa, March 1, 1857. She had the misfortune of losing both her parents when she was a girl of about twelve years of age. How-ever, she appreciated very much the motherly concern of her older sister (Elizabeth) and her husband (Christian Kauffman) who did so much toward bringing up and keeping the family together. There were 9 in her family. She had 1 sister and 3 brothers who were older than she, and 1 sister and 3 brothers who were younger. Only 1 brother survives her. She accepted Christ as her Saviour in her youth and united with the Amish Mennonite Church. She was a devoted, loyal member, and always manifested a sincere Christian spirit. After the death of her husband, who passed away July 4, 1923, she lived alone but kept up the family devotions daily by singing her favorite hymns, reading the Bible, and prayer. Sept. 7, 1876, she was united in marriage with John Schlatter. They set up housekeeping on the farm which he had purchased just a few miles east of Trenton, Iowa. Their family consisted of 3 sons and 3 daughters. She was a kind and affectionate mother and always manifested an unassuming and quiet disposition. Nearly a year ago, on account of her frailty, she came to make her home with her youngest daughter, Emma. During this time she seemed to be gradually losing out physically. At 12:40 in the early morning of Oct. 14, 1942, she fell peace-fully asleep, aged 85 y. 7 m. 13 d. She leaves her 6 children (Lena, Mrs. Simon Gingerich, and David, Wayland, Ia.; Anna, Mrs. W. E. Yoder, Wellman, Ia.; William, Emma, Mrs. Cora Schrock, and John, Wayland, Ia.), 1 brother (Benjamin Miller, Olds, Ia.), 11 grand-children, 9 great-grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends.

"Beneath our eyes she slowly faded,
Growing day by day more frail,
Till God in His heavenly wisdom
Called her gently home."

Services were in charge of Bro. Willard Liechty at the Sugar Creek Church. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.

Stoltzfus. - Elias B., son of the late Deacon Christian and Lydia (Beiler) Stoltzfus, was born near Lewisburg, Pa., July 2, 1860; died near Aurora, Ohio, Oct. 30, 1942; aged 82 y. 3 m. 28 d. Even before the death of his com-panion last year, Bro. Stoltzfus had been in failing health. Several times he had a heart attack, but each time be rallied again and went about his accustomed duties with his characteristic cheerfulness. Oct. 23, while on business in Aurora, he suffered a severe stroke. But he recovered sufficiently to converse with the family in his usual good spirits. He real-ized that the end was near, and finally, late in the evening of Oct. 30, without a doubt or a fear he quietly passed to the Great Beyond. He was the last of a family of seventeen chil-dren, and lived to a greater age than any other member of the family.
In his late teens he united with the Amish Mennonite Church in Lancaster Co., Pa., where he was spending the summer, working as a hired man. In 1884 he purchased a quarter section of raw prairie land in Lyon Co., Kans., and spent the summer there. The following February he joined several families of relatives and friends who chartered a passenger coach in Union Co., Pa., and made up an emigrant outfit to move to Hartford, Kans. On the way the coach was placed on a siding at Urbana, Ohio, where the party was met by S. E. Allgyer who drove the party in bob-sleds to the home of Bishop Jonas C. Yoder in Logan Co. There, according to previous arrangement, on Feb. 19, 1885, Bro. Stoltzfus was united in marriage with Bishop Yoder's daughter, Ella, who shared life's sorrows with him until her death July 24, 1941. After the wedding the emigrant group resumed their journey to Kansas to build an Amish Mennonite congregation. But adverse weather and crop failures doomed the project to failure, and Bro. and Sister Stoltzfus re-turned, almost penniless, to Huntsville, Ohio. Industry and frugality enabled them to earn a modest farm home during the next twenty years. Five children were born to them during these years (Clara Grace, now Mrs. O. J. Hooley, of Topeka, Ind.; Mollie Mae, now deceased, who became the wife of Bishop Edwin J. Yoder of Topeka, Ind.; Sadie Bell, who died at two; Elmer, minister in the Plainview congregation near Aurora; and Gladys, Mrs. James Hostetler, of Middlefield, Ohio).
During the nineties, when the Mennonite Church was developing interest in the work of the Sunday school and young people's meeting, he threw himself wholeheartedly into this work and became a Bible student and willing worker. For a number of years he was superintendent of the Sunday school at the Amish Mennonite Church near Huntsville. When he and his fam-ily moved near West Liberty, Ohio, he was at once elected superintendent of the Walnut Grove Sunday school and was
re-elected year after year, either as superintendent or assistant. For several years between 1900 and 1908 he was also either superintendent or assistant in the South Union Sunday school.
For some years Bro. and Sister Stoltzfus felt a growing conviction that they should do mis-sionary work. Nov. 1, 1908, he was ordained to the ministry at West Liberty, Ohio, to serve a small struggling congregation in Maryland; but circumstances prevented their moving to that state, and the local mission board sent him and his family to Portage County to shepherd the small but growing Amish Mennonite congregation at that place. Some conditions were discouraging. There was no church building, the congregation was small, the country back-ward and the dirt roads were at times almost impassable. But there were encouraging fea-tures too. The small band worked together well. His industry and abilities made him a leader in the congregation. Under his leader-ship the congregation has grown to be a large well-established organization.
Aug. 27, 1916, at the request of his congrega-tion, he was ordained a bishop. As the years passed he became a leader in state-wide and Church-wide activities of the Mennonite Church. He was much interested in the work of the Sunday-school conference, the Ohio dis-trict Mission Board, and the Ohio and Eastern A. M. Conference. He served at different times as presiding bishop over various congregations in the district, conducted many Bible conferenc-es, series of meetings and served on the Exec-utive Committee of Conference a number of years. But whatever duties the Church im-posed upon him the interests of the Plainview congregation were always nearest to his heart. Although he had undertaken the work at this place with many forebodings in the pioneer days more than thirty-three years ago, this had come to be home to him in a very real sense. He had learned to find his highest earthly joy in the prosperity and spiritual growth of the Plainview congregation, and on his death-bed ex-pressed his appreciation of the Church and con-cern for its future welfare.
But he left the scene of his earthly labors without regret. He longed to pass over to meet his Master, and the loved ones who had gone before. Surviving are 2 daughters (Mrs. Or-lando Hooley of Topeka, Ind., and Mrs. James Hostetler of Middlefield, Ohio), a son (Elmer), 20 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, and a host of friends. Funeral services were held Nov. 2, in the home by Bros. J. S. Gerig and E. B. Frey, and in the Plainview Mennonite Church in charge of Bro. A. J. Steiner assisted by Bros. Jesse Short, S. E. Allgyer, H. N. Troyer and Eugene Yoder. Bro. Stoltzfus had selected Zech. 14:7 (latter clause) for the text, and made arrangements for the funeral in other ways. He was much concerned for the Church and gave con-structive plans and suggestions that were on his heart and mind that he wished might be carried out to safeguard and more fully organ-ize the church after his departure. He gave every assurance that he was ready to go home to be with the Lord. There were present at the funeral service 28 bishops, ministers, and deacons, besides many other near relatives and friends from far and near. The body was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery.

Tout. - Susan Meck, widow of Adam R. Tout, was born May 25, 1857; died Oct. 29, 1942; aged 85 y. 6 m. 4 d. This union was blessed with 2 sons and 3 daughters. One daughter preceded her in death 51 years. She is also survived by 3 sisters (Mrs. Hettie Herr, Lan-caster, Pa.; Mrs. Mary Kauffman, and Miss Emma Meck, of Millersville, Pa.). Mother was very kind and patient and much concerned a-bout the welfare of the home. She loved her church and was always present when health permitted. Funeral services were held Nov. 1 at the late home, and at the Rohrerstown, Pa., Mennonite Church of which she was a member. Interment in the Willow Street Mennonite Cemetery.

"Mother, dear, you're not forgotten,
Though on earth you are no more;
Still in memory you are with us
As you always were before." --A Daughter.

Weber. - Franklin B., son of the late Samuel and Catherine (Bally) Weber, was born Jan. 23, 1874; died Oct. 26, 1942. He is survived by 2 brothers (Henry and Samuel both of Maugansville, Md.). He united with the Mennonite Church at Reiff's, near Maugansville, Md., as a young man, and remained faithful until death. He and his brother Samuel lived together, solving the problems of homemaking alone. Funeral services conducted at Reiff's by Bros. Moses K. Horst and Stanley H. Martin. Text, Rev. 14:13. Interment in cemetery adjoining the church.

Transcribed by Carl Metzler, Indiana


Gospel Herald - Vol. XXXV, No . 35 - November 26, 1942 - pages 750,751

Buerge. - Clara Buerge (Nee Wiggers) was born Nov. 21, 1868, in Medina Co., Ohio; died in her home at Riverstyx, Ohio, Sept. 20, 1942; aged 73 y. 10 m. She became converted and was added unto the Church of God in Christ Mennonite through baptism when 16 years of age. She united in marriage Feb. 9, 1889, to me, her now deeply bereaved husband. We lived near Jasper, Mo., 8 years, then moved to Michigan, where we located at several different places. In 1926 we moved to near Riverstyx, where we resided until her departure. A year ago she began ailing from heart complication, gradually growing weaker. Sept. 19 her whole left side became paralyzed. She grew weaker until she breathed her last. She endured many hardships in life, and was ever ready to lend a helping hand to the needy. She left us the as-surance that she was ready to meet her God, and we have now reasons to believe that she is resting under the altar of God. She leaves her deeply bereaved husband, 3 sons with their wives (Cyrus of Ithaca, Mich., Ira of Wauseon, Ohio, and Arthur of Wadsworth, Ohio), a fos-ter daughter, 15 grandchildren, 1 sister, and many other relatives and friends. One infant son, a daughter (Ida Leatherman), and Alvah Buerge preceded her in death. Funeral service took place Sept. 23 at the home and at the Bethel Mennonite Church, conducted by Bro. Gerig and Bro. H. C. Fricke. Text, Rev. 14:12,13. The remains were laid at rest in near-by cemetery.

Good night, husband and children,
Dearest friends and loved ones, I must leave you.
Longer here I cannot stay;
Be prepared, dear ones, to meet me
Death shall call you too some day. --Husband and Family.

Conrad. - Samuel Conrad was born near Wayland, Iowa, Nov. 2, 1861. He grew to manhood and lived in this community all his life. He accepted Christ as his Saviour in his youth and was received into the Amish Mennonite Church by water baptism. Dec. 4, 1894, he was united in marriage with Katie Schantz. A short time after their marriage they set up housekeeping near the parental Conrad home. Their family consisted of four children. He was a carpenter and learned the trade in the days of the mor-tise and tenon frame barns. Many of his struc-tures are still standing as monuments to his skilled hands. In 1904 he quit his trade and began farming. In 1931 he left the home place and moved to the new residence which he had built upon the "forty" which was his late home. He was a man that was much interested in the affairs in the community; an affectionate hus-band, a kind father, much attached to his fam-ily, and well preserved for a man of his age. The day of his death he assisted his son with the corn husking, and after enjoying the evening meal with his wife he lay on the davenport to rest. A few minutes later he passed away. He died according to his wish, without suffering or being a burden to anyone. He passed away on his birthday at the age of 81 years. He leaves his deeply bereaved wife, his son (Wil-liam), 3 daughters (Mrs. Paul Leichty, Win-field, Ia.; Mrs. John Roth, Mt. Pleasant, Ia.; Mrs. Brooks McCague, Ft. Wayne, Ind.), 1 brother (Isaac), 3 sisters (Mrs. Mary Torrence, Washington, Ia.; Mrs. Judith Wittwer, Ft. Wayne, Ind.; Mrs. Samuel Schindler, Edwardsville, Ill.), 14 grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends. The funeral services were conducted by Bro. Simon Gingerich at the home of the son, Wm. Conrad. Text, the 23rd Psalm. Interment in the Sommers Cemetery, near by.

Horst. - Fannie S., daughter of Abram E. and Fannie (Strite) Horst, was born May 31, 1889, in Washington Co., Md.; died Nov. 6, 1942; aged 53 y. 5 m. 5 d. She is survived by the following: Stepmother (Mrs. Annie Shank Horst, near Clearspring, Md.); sisters (Mrs. Jonas Horst, near Maugansville, Md., and Mrs. William Gayman near Barto, Pa.); brothers (Abram Horst, near Mason & Dixon, Pa.; Phares Horst, near Clearspring, Md.; Michael Horst, near Hagerstown, Md.; and Henry Horst, near Smithburg, Md.), half sisters (Mrs. Adin Horst, near Hagerstown, Md.; Mrs. Jo-seph Clugston, near Quarryville, Pa.), half brother (Otho Horst, near Clearspring, Md.); and many other relatives and friends who mourn their loss but it is to her eternal gain. She was working for Bro. Harry Shenk of Chester Co., Pa., for the past 8 years. She came home with the expectation of taking communion, but became ill and was rushed to the Washington Co. Hospital and remained very ill for six days. It was her delight to give out mottoes to her many nieces and nephews and friends. She also gave Family Bibles for wedding gifts. She was a faithful member of the Clearspring Mennonite Church for 33 years. She filled her part with a word of cheer and a smile for every one, when she peacefully fell asleep. Funeral serv-ices were conducted by Bro. Moses K. Horst and Samuel R. Eby at her sister's home and at Clearspring Mennonite Church. Interment in the cemetery adjoining.

"Weep not that her time is over,
Weep not that her race is run;
God grant that we may rest as calmly,
When our work like hers is done." --A Niece.

Lehman. - Jacob S. Lehman was born Feb. 1, 1854, near Columbiana, Ohio; died at the home of his daughter (Mrs. Stephen A. Yoder) Nov. 3, 1942; aged 88 y. 9 m. 2 d. He had been in usual health until the last few weeks of his life, when a cerebral hemorrhage caused great weakness to which he finally succumbed. His departure was peaceful. His father was Chris-tian Lehman and his mother was Susanna (Shank) Lehman, both members of the Midway Mennonite congregation. Feb. 15. 1882, he was married to Lizzie Martin. They united with the Mennonite Church early in their mar-ried life. His wife died June 10, 1942. He had expressed his desire to depart and go to his heavenly Father, because he was so lonely without his life companion. He leaves the fol-lowing children: Esther Mae (Mrs. S. A. Yoder), Columbiana, at whose home he died; Martin Clifford Lehman, Akron, Pa.; Ivan Jay Lehman, Columbiana; David Elban Lehman, Youngstown, O.; and Clayton Earl Lehman, Columbiana. There also remain 11 grandchil-dren, 4 great-grandchildren, a sister (Mrs. George Miller who lives near Columbiana), and 2 brothers (John and Henry Lehman, Hum-boldt, Kans.). He was active in Sunday school and mission work for the Church so long as his strength allowed, and was happy to know that his children devoted themselves to the same cause. Funeral services were conducted at the home by Bro. I. B. Witmer and at the church by Bro. Paul Yoder, assisted by Bros. A. J. Steiner and I. W. Royer. Interment in the Midway Cemetery.

Nofziger. - John Nofziger was born on May 2, 1855, near Pettisville, Ohio, the eldest of a family of twelve children. He was married on Nov. 9, 1878, to Elizabeth Stutzman. Soon after this he was converted, united with the Mennonite Church, remaining loyal to this faith to the end. In 1885 he with his family moved to Stuttgart, Ark., where his wife died, leaving him with 4 children. March 23, 1895, he was married to Lira Lee. To this union were born 5 children. In 1900 the family moved to Idaho and for three years lived in Nampa. A home was then established in the Franklin community where he spent the remaining years of his life, excepting several winters in California. He was a life-long tiller of the soil, operating his farm until about fifteen years ago, when he retired. However, he remained active until nearly eighty years of age. He was a man of high ideals, a devoted husband and father, and a citizen who always felt a responsibility in the welfare of his community. In his declining years he anxiously awaited the frequent visits of his children and kept in close touch with their interests. Although not able to attend the services of his church regularly for the past year, he went whenever possible. Stricken with pneumonia, be was ill only a few days, passing away at a Nampa hospital, Oct. 29, 1942; aged 87 y. 5 m. 27 d. Two of his chil-dren (Louis and Freda) preceded him in death in childhood. His survivors, besides his wife, are 6 daughters (Mrs. D. E. Sommers of Caldwell; Mrs. S. D. Ulrich of Wilder; Mrs. D. D. Ulrich of the Riverside community; Mrs. O. J. Shank of Van Nuys, Calif.; Mrs. Ed Barman of the Franklin community and Mrs. J. E. Farner of Melba), 1 son (Walter Nofziger of Nampa), 12 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers (Jonathan and Daniel Nofziger, both of Ohio) and 2 sisters (Mrs. Anna Greiser of Ohio and Katie Yoder of Pasadena, Calif.). Funeral services were held Nov. 2 at the Brethren Church conducted by the home ministers, E. S. Garber and D. A. Good. Text, II Cor. 5:1, chosen by the family. Interment in the Cloverdale Memorial Park, near Boise, Idaho.

A dear one from us has been taken,
And our sad hearts are nearly breaking;
We shall miss him everywhere,
In the home and old arm chair,
In church and at prayer. --A Daughter.

Roth. - Susanna, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Brunk, was born near Wellesley, Ont., March 8, 1861; died at the home of her son Nov. 10, 1942; aged 81y. 8 m. 2 d. The last 3 years of her life she had her home with her son, where she was kindly cared for. Death was caused from heart disease and complications. Her desire was to leave this world and be with the heavenly Father. She accepted Christ in her youth, united with the A. M. Church, and remained faithful until the end. She was mar-ried Oct. 26, 1881, at Wayland, Iowa, to Dan-iel Roth. The following children survive: Chris, Ben, Dan, of Albany, Oreg.; Joe of Shedd; Mrs. Kate Opel of Lebanon; Mrs. Anna Whitaker of Corvallis: Mrs. Bena Schrock of Tangent; also 45 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers and 3 sisters. Her hus-band and 5 children preceded her in death. Funeral services were held at the home of her son Nov. 13, by Henry Gerig and at the Fairview Church by Bros. Henry Gerig and Nick Birkey. Text, I Thess. 4:15. Interment in the Knox Butte Cemetery.

"Grandma, thou hast left us,
And your face no more we'll see;
But again we hope to meet you
In that land where all are free." --J. M. Schlegel.

Stephen. - Barbara Stephen was born in November, 1859, in Prague, Bohemia; died Nov. 1, 1942; aged 83 years. At the age of 19 she came to America and was married to Frank Stephen of Chicago. To this union were born 7 children, of whom 3 survive: Mrs. Emma Trostel of Hamilton; Barbara Jacoby, Bell Ave.; James Stephen, Cornell). She also leaves 7 grandchildren and 1 great-granddaughter. She was raised in the Catholic church in Bohemia. After she came to America she at-tended Protestant churches, and repeatedly ex-pressed her desire to belong to the Mennonite Church, but she could not understand the Eng-lish language. She expressed her peace with her Lord and anxiously awaited her home going. Her husband preceded her in death in June, 1909. During the last six years she made her home with her daughter, Barbara. During the last 8 months she was confined to her bed, where she patiently waited for her home going. She died in peace. Funeral services were con-ducted by Raymond Yoder. Interment at the Bohemian National Cemetery.

Swarm. - Alice, daughter of Henry and Magdalena (Kilmer) Ritter, was born in Elkhart Co., Ind., July 11, 1863; died at her home near Wakarusa, Ind., Oct. 29, 1942; aged 79 y. 3 m. 18 d. In 1881 she was married to Jacob Swarm who preceded her in death 9 years ago. She is known as one who was always willing and ready to help those in need. The last few years of her life she was much afflicted, losing her eyesight entirely, and the last eight months was bedfast from a stroke of paralysis; but during all her affliction she never complained. A few years ago she accepted the Lord as her Saviour, united with the Olive Mennonite Church, and remained faithful till death. Five children re-main to mourn the loss of their mother (Grover Swarm of Elkhart, Mrs. Viola Moore of Dunlap, Walter Swarm of Mishawaka, Her-bert Swarm, residing on the home farm, and Mrs. Mabel Thompson of Chicago); also 13 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, a broth-er (Walter Ritter of Lawton, Mich.), a sister (Mrs. Lucy Johnson of Elkhart), and many relatives and friends. Funeral services were held in her home church on Sunday, Nov. 1, with Bro. C. A. Shank conducting the service. Text, Psa. 17:15. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Wenger. - Edna, daughter of Henry M. and Susan (Berkey) Wenger, was born in Elkhart Co., Ind., March 7, 1900. In 1912 she moved with her parents to Harrison Twp., where she lived until the death of her parents. In her early teens she accepted Christ, uniting with the Mennonite Church, remaining faithful un-til death. In 1936, after the death of her mother, she returned to her former home, mak-ing her home with her only aunt, Anna Wenger, also caring for her. For the past several years she has been afflicted, and four weeks ago she went to the Elkhart General Hospital and there submitted to three major operations. She was resigned to the will of God, wishing that if it be His will, she might recover to care for her aged aunt; yet knowing to depart and be with her Lord would be far better. Nov. 6, 1942, she peacefully passed away, aged 42 y. 7 m. 30 d. Two sisters and 5 brothers pre-ceded her in death. She leaves 4 brothers (No-ah of Dunlap, Clarence of Hope, Ind.; Jacob and John of Goshen), 1 aunt (Anna Wenger), 3 uncles (Aaron, Dan, and Henry Berkey), 3 nephews, 6 nieces, and many relatives and friends. Funeral services were held on Sunday, Nov. 8, at the Olive Mennonite Church with Bro. C. A. Shank officiating. Text, Matt. 25:34. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Yoder. - Daniel J., son of John S. and Cath-erine (Stahly) Yoder, was born in Lagrange Co., Ind., Oct. 12, 1857. He lived his entire life of 85 years and 23 days in this community. Feb. 18, 1886, he was united in marriage to Emma C. Burkholder of Smithville, Ohio, who pre-ceded him in death Jan. 19, 1941. In youth he gave his heart to Christ and united with the Maple Grove Mennonite Church of which he was a faithful, consistent member until the Lord called him home to be with Him Nov. 4, 1942. He is survived by 1 son (Edwin J. Yoder, of Topeka, Ind.), 5 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren, all of whom live in this community except 1 granddaughter (Mrs. Gen-evieve Friesen) and 2 grandsons of India. Surviving also are 1 brother (Melvin A. Yoder of Arcadia, Calif.), nephews and nieces and many other relatives and friends. He lived a quiet life in thoughtfulness for others. Funeral serv-ices were conducted at the Maple Grove Church near Topeka, Ind., by Edward Diener and S. C. Yoder. Text, Rev. 14:13.

"Grandpa, thou hast left us,
And your face no more we'll see;
But again we hope to meet you,
In that land where all are free."

Zimmerman. - Lizzie L., widow of the late Martin S. Zimmerman, died Oct. 22, 1942, at her home in Lancaster, Pa., in her 78th year. She is survived by 1 daughter (Mary K., at home), 2 sisters (Mary Ann Herr and Mrs. Abram D. Metzler) and 3 brothers (Abram L. Herr, George L. Herr, and Benjamin L. Herr). She was a member of the East Chestnut St. Mennonite Church in Lancaster. Mother had been in frail health for several years, and con-sequently spent much of her time in her home, but there she served in a sphere she dearly loved, and from which sphere now she is great-ly missed. Her keen mind and lively interest in the home life and in the circulating of mis-sionary mail brought her into contact with many of the Lord's people and gave her much pleas-ure. Thus she continued to minister until hav-ing a heart attack on Sept. 29, which led up to her being called Home Oct. 22. These intervening days she was conscious, but very weak; and only the Lord's sufficient Hand could en-able for those days. Funeral services were held Oct. 25 at the home by Bro. D. Stoner Krady, and at Mellinger's Mennonite Church, where Bro. John H. Mosemann spoke on the words, "To die is gain." Interment in the adjoining cemetery.

"Think of stepping on shore, and finding it heaven,
Think of taking hold of a hand, and finding it God's band,
Think of breathing new air, and finding it celes-tial air,
Think of feeling invigorated, and finding it im-mortality,
Think of passing from storm and tempest, to an unknown calm,
Think of waking up, and finding it HOME."

Transcribed by Carl Metzler, Indiana

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