Alliman.-Lovina, daughter of Stephen and Barbara (Schantz) Wyse, was born near Wayland, Iowa, Jan. 11, 1880; passed away May 18, 1949; aged 69 y. 4 m. 7 d. She lived in the same community all her life. In her youth she accepted Christ as her Saviour and united with the Sugar Creek Mennonite Church, of which she was a member at the time of her death. On Sept. 11, 1904, she was married to John Alliman. They began their home on a farm near Noble, Iowa. There they lived until about seventeen years ago, when they moved to the town of Wayland, her late home. Surviving are her husband, one daughter (Mrs. Mae Kempf, Lincoln, Nebr.), 2 sons (Lester and Willis), 6 grandchildren, her aged mother, 3 sisters (Alice-Mrs. Jacob Boshart, Amanda-Mrs. Robert Krabill, and Emma-Mrs. Lee Swartzendruber), 3 brothers (Edd, Elmer, and Noah), and many other relatives and friends. Her father, one sister, one brother, and 2 grandchildren preceded her in death. She was quiet and unassuming, a patient and devoted wife and mother. She enjoyed good health until within the past year. Surgery disclosed her condition as beyond medical or surgical help. She was uncomplaining and resigned to the Lord's will, finding her consolation in Psalm 86. Funeral services were held at the Sugar Creek Church on May 20 by Simon Gingerich and Willard Leichty, assisted by E. S. Mutter. Interment was deferred awaiting the arrival of relatives from Oregon.
Dice.-Paul Curtis Dice was born Jan. 13, 1907; died March 28, 1949; aged 42 y. 2 m. 15 d. Surviving are his wife (Mrs. Sarah Dice), a daughter (Ruth E.), a son (Wayne H.), his mother (Mrs. Jere Dice), and a sister (Mrs. Garnet Patterson). He was a member of the Mt. Pleasant United Brethren Church, Chambersburg, Pa. He endeavored to be a sincere follower of the Lord amid a life of intense suffering. Funeral services were held at the Chambersburg Mennonite Church, in charge of Earl W. Shoap, assisted by Fred Mentzer. Burial was made in the cemetery adjoining the church.
Ebersole.-Mary, daughter of George and Frona (Neuschwanger) Schweitzer, was born at Elmira, Waterloo Co., Ont., Dec. 5, 1875; died at Birch Tree, Mo., May 14, 1949; aged 73 y. 5 m. 9 d. On Oct. 22, 1902, she was united in marriage to Noah E. Ebersole, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons (Samuel, at home; Arthur, Birch Tree, Mo.), 3 grandchildren, 3 sisters and 3 brothers (Lena, Kansas City, Mo.; George, Ottawa, Kans.; John and Lovina, Osborne, Kans.; Katie, Canton, Kans.; Charles, Protection, Kans.), and many other relatives and friends. One son (Melvin), one brother, and 2 sisters preceded her in death. At the age of three she moved with her parents to Osborne Co., Kans., where she grew to womanhood. In her youth she accepted Christ and united with the Mennonite Church, to which faith she remained true. She was a loving mother and faithful companion to her husband in his office of the ministry for more than forty-six years. In 1946 they moved from Hydro, Okla., to Birch Tree, Mo. Funeral services were held at the Berea Church on May 17, with Oney Hathaway in charge, assisted by Frank Horst. Text: Rev. 14:13. Interment was made in the church cemetery.
Gauger.-May S. Gauger was born Feb. 29, 1892; died at her home, Philadelphia, Pa., March 30, 1949; aged 57 y. 1 m. 1 d. Surviving are 2 brothers (Herman and William). "Sister May," as she was commonly called, endeared herself to many church friends and also to a large circle of neighbors and business friends. She was present as a little girl on the second Sunday of the opening of the Mennonite mission in Philadelphia, three doors from her home. In December, 1912, she was baptized as a member of the mission congregation, although opposed by her parents in doing so. She worked for a number of years as a stenographer for the Hires-Turner Glass Company. About ten years ago she became ill and during recent years suffered intense pain constantly. Her devotion and resignation were a bright testimony to others. She had the unusual combination of mental ability, a strong personality, and devotion to the Lord, and was very loyal to the church. For many years she served ably as a teacher in the mission Sunday school. Funeral services were held at the Hessinger Funeral Parlors on April 2, in charge of J .C. Clemens, assisted by Clarence Fretz and J. Paul Graybill. Interment was made in the North Cedar Hill Cemetery in Philadelphia.
Kurtz.-Lizzie, daughter of Abraham and Sarah (Shenk) Kurtz, was born near Schaefferstown, Lebanon Co., Pa., Jan. 4, 1867; passed away at her home in Reistville, March 21, 1949; aged 82 y. 2 m. 17 d. She was a faithful member of the Krall Mennonite Church, Cornwall, Pa., for about fifty years. Surviving are 3 brothers and 2 sisters. The power of God was manifest in her life as she patiently suffered for a long period of time, having been bedfast for fifteen months. Funeral services were held March 25 at the Heidelberg Brethren Church by Martin Weaver and Simon Bucher. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Longenecker.-John W., son of Joseph and Mary (Witmer) Longenecker, was born at Bachmanville, Dauphin Co., Pa., July 7, 1861; died at the home of his daughter (Mrs. G. Frank Lehman), near Elizabethtown, Pa., April 10, 1949; aged 87 y. 9 m. 3 d. He had been confined to his bed for the last two years. For more than sixty years he was a member of the Stauffer Mennonite Church, Bachmanville. His first wife (Alice S. McBride, of Lancaster Co., Pa.), preceded him in death on Sept. 8, 1891. Surviving are 4 children (Elmer E., Middletown, Pa.; Ammon M., Boise, Idaho; Clayton M., and Mrs. G. Frank Lehman, both of Elizabethtown, Pa.), 9 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren. Several years after the death of his first wife, he was married to Elizabeth S. Huntzberger, who died Dec. 7, 1930. Funeral services were held April 15 at the Miller Funeral Parlor and at the Elizabethtown Church, by Clarence Lutz, Walter Oberholtzer, and Noah Risser. Interment was made in the Mt. Tunnel Cemetery.
Marner.-Vaughn Jacob, son of William T. and Isabelle (Sager) Marner, was born at Seymour, Iowa, Sept. 27, 1901; passed away at his home, near Oronogo, Mo., May 9, 1949; aged 47 y. 7 m. 12 d. On Dec. 13, 1923, he was united in marriage to Lola Pearl Wisdom. To this union were born 5 children (Madrene Zook, Kansas City, Mo.; Vaughn Wesley, Oronogo,, Mo.; Marilyn, Jamie, and John, at home). He also had one granddaughter. His parents preceded him in death. Surviving are one brother and 3 sisters (Elza, Coal Valley, Ill.; Ruth Banks, Long Pine, Nebr.; Pearl Kane, Reno, Nev.; and Velma Jane Nickel, Corydon, Iowa) and a large number of nephews, nieces, and other relatives and friends. He became a Christian eighteen years ago, while the family lived in Kansas City, holding to the Christian faith to the end. Funeral services were held at the White Hall Church on May 11 by Ivan Headings, Edward Yoder, and Alva Swartzendruber. Interment was made in the Crocker Cemetery near Opolis, Kans.
Miller.-Jacob J., son of Jacob and Elizabeth Miller, was born in Elkhart Co., Ind., Sept. 29, 1870; passed away at his late residence in Topeka, Ind., April 12, 1949; aged 78 y. 6 m. 13 d. On Oct. 8, 1892, he was united in marriage to Elizabeth Hershberger, who passed away Oct. 13, 1947. He spent most of his life in Elkhart Co., Ind., and the last ten years in Topeka. Soon after their marriage he and his companion accepted Christ as their personal Saviour and united with the Mennonite Church. He was a faithful member of the Maple Grove Church until death. He had an ardent love for Christ and the church and often expressed a longing to go and be with Christ and those who had gone before him. One daughter (Emma May) preceded him in death. Surviving are 5 sons and 2 daughters Allen L., Middlebury, Ind., William P., Topeka, Ind.; John E., Pontiac, Mich.; Beulah-Mrs. Ralph Lantz, Bear Lake, Mich.; Fannie, at home; Elmer L., Converse, Ind.; and Walter, New Paris, Ind.), 15 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, one brother (Andrew, Nottawa, Mich.), and one sister (Lydia-Mrs. C. E. McDougald, Nampa, Idaho). Funeral services were held April 14 at the Maple Grove Church, Topeka, by Earley C. Bontrager and Edwin J. Yoder. Burial was made in the Maple Grove Cemetery.
Rychener.-Jacobina Raber was born near Wheatland, Mo., March 6, 1860; passed away at her home in Pettisville, Ohio, April 25, 1949; aged 89 y. 1 m. 19 d. On Dec. 27, 1885, she was united in marriage to Henry Rychener, of Archbold, Ohio, who passed away Oct. 19, 1940, at Pettisville, Ohio. One son (Paul, a twin) died at the age of two. Surviving are 5 sons (Clarence, William, Raymond, Marcus, and Jesse), 10 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers (Joe and Sam, Holden, Mo.), and many other relatives and friends. Four sisters and 3 brothers preceded her in death. In her youth she united with the Amish Mennonite Church and remained a faithful member until death. Funeral services were held at the Central Mennonite Church, Archbold, in charge of Henry Wyse and Jesse J. Short.
Welty.-Noah, son of Ulrich and Anna (Bare) Welty, was born May 27, 1875; passed away at his home, near Nappanee, Ind., May 10, 1949; aged 73 y. 11 m. 13 d. He was a faithful member of the Salem Mennonite Church for many years. He had a quiet disposition but showed a great concern for the welfare of his family and the church. He attended church faithfully and served as church trustee for a number of years. At the time of his death he was the aid director. On Sept. 11, 1910, he was married to Salome Leinbach, who survives. Also surviving are 4 sons (Ray, New Paris, Ind.; Nelson, Foraker, Ind.; Virgil, Wakarusa, Ind.; Everett, South West, Ind.), one daughter (Viola, at home), 10 grandchildren, 2 brothers (William and David, both of Nappanee), 3 sisters (Mrs. Michael Landis, Mrs. Ira Weldy, Mrs. Mary Weldy, all of Elkhart, Ind.), and many other relatives and friends. He spoke a number of times of going to meet his Saviour. Funeral services were held May 13 at Yellow Creek Church, in charge of the local ministers, R. F. Yoder, and Francis Freed.
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Gisel.-Amanda Barbara, daughter of Noah C. and Fannie Lehman, was born near Wauseon, Ohio, May 21, 1886; died April 10, 1949, at the St. Vincent Hospital, Toledo, Ohio; aged 62 y. 10 m. 19 d. On March 17, 1904, she was united in marriage to Albert Gisel, who survives. Also surviving are 4 sons (Chester, Wauseon, Ohio; Vern, Ralph, and Walter, all of Archbold, Ohio), 2 daughters (Mabel and Opal, at home, Archbold, Ohio), 14 grandchildren, her aged father, one sister (Carrie-Mrs. Uriah Miller, Wauseon), and a large number of other relatives and friends. Her mother and 2 sons (Lloyd and Donald) preceded her in death. In youth she accepted Christ as her personal Saviour and united with the Central Mennonite Church, Archbold, remaining a faithful member until death. On March 30 she entered the hospital for observation and on April 8 underwent brain surgery. She was a kind and loving mother who showed much concern for her family. Funeral services were held at the Central Church, in charge of Henry Wyse and Jesse Short.
Reschly.-LeRoy Roger, son of Henry and Mabel (Roth) Reschly, Olds, Iowa, was born at the Memorial Hospital, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, March 31, 1949; passed away at the home of his parents, after a brief illness, May 4, 1949; aged 1 m. 4 d. Surviving are his parents, 3 brothers (Carl, Ronnie, and Wilbur), 2 sisters (Dorothy and Beverly), 2 grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Peter G. Roth, Noble, Iowa), and many other relatives and friends. He brought much happiness to the home but his stay could not be lengthened. Funeral services were conducted at the Sugar Creek Church, Wayland, Iowa, by Simon Gingerich and Willard Leichty. Interment was made in the cemetery near by.
Steckley.-Magdalena, daughter of the late Joseph and Elizabeth (Schweitzer) Ropp, was born near Milverton, Ont., Sept. 26, 1860; passed away quite suddenly April 15, 1949; aged 88 y. 6 m. 19 d. On Jan. 26, 1883, she was married to Jacob Steckley. They cleared a farm near Milverton and continued to reside there until 1922, when they retired to Milverton. Her husband preceded her in death eleven years ago, since that time she has resided with her youngest son (Milton). Surviving are 6 sons and 2 daughters (Joseph, Solomon, and Nancy, Pigeon, Mich.; John and Agnes-Mrs. Chester Yoder, Midland, Mich.; Samuel, Oakdale, Iowa; Ezra, Kitchener, Ont.; and Milton, Milverton, Ont.), 26 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, one brother (Moses, Kalona, Iowa), and one sister (Mrs. Veronica Albrecht, Mio, Mich.). Four children (Enos, Clara, William, and Sarah), 3 brothers (Joseph, Chris, and Jacob), and 5 sisters (Catherine-Mrs. John Roth, Elizabeth-Mrs. Joseph Albrecht, Mary-Mrs. Peter Erb, Minnie-Mrs. J. F. Gingerich, and Rachel-Mrs. Daniel Gerber) predeceased her. Although she had not enjoyed good health since Christmas, her sudden passing came as a shock. She was a faithful member of the Poole A.M. Church. Funeral services were held April 17 at her late home by Amos Brunk and at the Poole Church by Moses Jantzi and Moses Roth.
Stoll.-Timothy James, son of James Leroy and Eldora Stoll, was born at Rugby, N. Dak., March 25, 1949; died May 17, 1949; aged 1 m. 22 d. He died suddenly during the night while his parents were asleep, in their house trailer home on the Gayhart Jacobson farm, near Wolford, N. Dak. Surviving besides his parents are 4 grandparents and many other relatives and friends. He was a loving baby and was loved by his parents; but the heavenly Father saw best to remove him from earth to heaven. Funeral services were held at the Lakeview Church on May 19 by E. G. Hochstetler. Text: Mark 10:13-16.
Wyse.-Aaron, son of John and Lydia (Schantz) Wyse, was born at Wayland, Iowa, Aug. 15, 1880; passed away at the Washington Co., Iowa, Hospital, May 7, 1949; aged 68 y. 8 m. 22 d. He and his twin brother were the youngest in a family of five children; at the age of two and a half they were deprived of both parents. He grew to manhood and lives all his life in the community where was born. In his youth he accepted Christ as his Saviour and united with the Sugar Creek Mennonite Church, of which he was a member at the time of his death. On Jan. 14, 1903, he was united in marriage to Emma Graber. They operated a farm near Wayland until 1935, when they moved to town. One son (John Junior) preceded him in death May 3, 1941. After the death of his wife on Aug. 3, 1948, he made his home with his son-in-law (Elon Boshart). Surviving are 2 daughters (Eldora-Mrs. Elon Boshart and Mildred-Mrs. Ira Wenger), his twin brother (Amos), one sister (Mrs. Bertha Roth), 5 grandchildren, and other relatives and friends. He was a good farmer and an appreciated neighbor. He was quite active physically until a few weeks before his death when he suffered from a heart condition. He was cared for by his daughters, assisted by others, until he suffered a stroke and was taken to the hospital. Funeral services were held by Simon Gingerich and William Leichty at the Sugar Creek Church, Wayland, Iowa. Interment was made in the near-by cemetery.
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Burkholder.-Harvey Alfred Daniel, son of A. Lorne and Violet (Wright) Burkholder, was born in Markham, Ont., March 2, 1949; passed away at the Sick Children's Hospital, Toronto, Ont., May 6, 1949; aged 2 m. 4 d. Surviving are his parents, 3 sisters and one brother (Esther, Irene, Sylvia, and Howard), 3 grandparents, one great-grandmother, and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Cedar Grove Mennonite Church on May 8, in charge of Harold D. Groh.
Eshleman.-Abraham W., son of Jonas and Mary (Wissler) Eshleman, was born in Washington Co., Md., April 28, 1865; died at the Oreville Mennonite Home, Lancaster Co., Pa., April 29, 1949; aged 84 y. 1 d. On Sept. 9, 1886, he was married to Lizzie Maria Martin, of Hagerstown, Md., who died Aug. 13, 1904. Three of the children born to this union died in infancy. Surviving are 6 children (J. Daniel and Annie-Mrs. Francis Keener, both of Manheim, Pa., J. Henry, Lititz, Pa.; S. Clarence, Neville, Pa.; A. Martin, Lititz, Pa.; and Alvin W., York, Pa.). On Nov. 10, 1905, he was married to Ella Long, of Manheim, Pa., who survives. Also surviving are 3 children born to this union (Ruth-Mrs. Richard Shuman, Lancaster, Pa.; Cora-Mrs. Irvin Hostetter, Mt. Joy, Pa.; Marvin L., Lancaster, Pa.), one sister (Mrs. George Coss, Maugansville, Md.), 2 brothers (Jacob, Hagerstown, Md.; and Harry, Mt. Joy, Pa.), one half sister (Mrs. Abram Breneman, Landisville, Pa.), 3 half brothers (Frank B., Mountville, Pa.; Andrew M., Pottsville, Pa.; and J. Miller, Landisville, Pa.), 33 grandchildren, and 39 grandchildren. In 1889 he moved to Augusta Co., Va., and in 1907 to Lancaster Co., Pa. In his early years he accepted Christ. He was a member of the Landisville Mennonite Church and remained faithful until death. Six years ago he suffered a stroke, from which he never fully recovered. Funeral services were held at the Oreville Mennonite Home on May 3 by Landis Brubaker and at the Landisville Church by Barton Gehman, Henry Lutz, and Christ Frank. Texts: Isa. 25:8; Ps. 17:15.
Kane.-William A., son of Amos and Elizabeth (Parkinson) Kane, was born at Florence, Pa., May 1, 1884; passed away on May 6, 1949; aged 65 y. 5d. On May 27, 1941, he was married to Phoebe Bachman, who survives. Also surviving are one brother (George) and one sister (Lovina). One brother (Elmer) predeceased him. He was a devoted husband and a sincere Christian. Funeral services were held on May 8 at the Metamora Church, in charge of Ezra Yordy, assisted by H. R. Schertz. Interment was made in the Harmony Cemetery.
Kauffman.-Daniel J., son of Joseph and Martha Kauffman, was born in Lawrence Co., Pa., Oct. 1, 1866; died at the home of his nephew (Samuel Gingerich) April 21, 1949; aged 82 y. 6 m. 21 d. Surviving are one sister (Mrs. Katie Beyler, Middlefield, Ohio), 43 nephews and nieces, and a large number of friends. Five brothers and 4 sisters preceded him in death. In his boyhood he moved with his parents to Holmes Co., Ohio, where he grew up. About forty years ago he moved to Geauga Co., Ohio, where he made his home until death. He worked as a carpenter and operated a woodworking shop in Middlefield for the last twenty-five years. In his youth he united with the Martins Creek Mennonite Church, later uniting with the Plain View congregation, near Aurora, Ohio, and remained faithful until death. His chief interest in life was to help others. Funeral services were held at the home and at the church, by David Miller, Elmer Stoltzfus, and Eugene Yoder.
Linder.-Leslie Keith, son of Leonard and Elsie Linder, was born May 28, 1949; lived only a short time. Surviving are his parents, a sister (Barbara Ann), 3 grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Rohrer, North Lima, Ohio; and Mrs. Lizzie Linder, Alliance, Ohio), and many other relatives. A short service was held at the grave in the Beech Mennonite Cemetery, in charge of the pastor, O. N. Johns.
Lugibill.-Lovina, daughter of the late John and Anna (Yoder) Lugibill, was born near Leo, Ind., April 11, 1887; passed away at the Methodist Hospital, April 30, 1949; aged 63 y. 19 d. Death resulted from a heart attack which occurred during tests for the diagnosis of her heart condition. Surviving are 2 brothers (John and Harvey, both of Cedarville, Ind.), one sister (Anna, also of Cedarville), 2 nephews, one niece, and many other relatives and friends. Her parents, 2 sisters, and one brother preceded her in death. At the age of nineteen she accepted Christ as her Saviour, was baptized, and united with the Mennonite Church at Leo, Ind. She had been failing in health for some years, but in all she was very patient. She was willing to sacrifice to help others. Funeral services were held May 3 by the local ministers, S. J. Miller and Ben Graber, assisted by Walter Stuckey, Stryker, Ohio. Burial was made in the Leo Cemetery.
Miller.-Ferdinand, son of John B. and Barbara (Beachey) Miller, was born near Farmersville, Holmes Co., Ohio, April 3, 1861; passed away at his home, near Fredericksburg, Ohio, after a lingering illness, May 15, 1949; aged 88 y. 1 m. 12 d. On Feb. 13, 1887, he was united in marriage to Magdalina Borntrager, who passed away Dec. 14, 1903. To this union were born 4 sons and 5 daughters. Two sons (Amos and John) preceded him in death. On May 7, 1905, he was married to Cora Lint. To this union one son and one daughter were born. Surviving are his wife, 3 sons and 6 daughters, 62 grandchildren, 59 great-grandchildren. Eight grandchildren preceded him in death. In his early years he accepted Christ as his Saviour, remaining steadfast until death. Funeral services were held at his home May 18. Burial was made in the Levi Troyer Cemetery, west of Mt. Hope, Ohio.
Plank.-Amanda D., daughter of Isaiah and Abaline Yoder, was born March 27, 1872, near Garden City, Mo.; passed away March 13, 1949, at the home of her daughter and son-in-law; aged 76 y. 11 m. 16 d. On Feb. 2, 1893, she was married to Levi Plank, of Bellefontaine, Ohio, who was ordained to the ministry in 1901 and passed away Oct. 7, 1934. Surviving are 3 children (Mary-Mrs. John Stutzman, Kent, Ohio; Harvey, Geauga Lake, Ohio; Titus, Kent, Ohio), 14 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, one sister (Elizabeth, West Liberty, Ohio), and one brother (Harley, La Junta, Colo.). Her friendliness won for her many friends. Her life of faith and trust was an inspiration to many. Funeral services were held at the Bissler Funeral Home, Kent, Ohio, on March 15, in charge of Elmer Stoltzfus and Wallace Kauffman. Burial was made in the Alexander Cemetery.
Thomas.-Charles Duane Thomas, son of Webster and Ella (Blough) Thomas was born Feb. 25, 1921, in Somerset Co., Pa.; died at his home near Davidsville, Pa., March 21, 1949; aged 28 y. 26 d. On Aug. 21, 1943, he was married to Florence Irene Eash, who survives. Also surviving are his parents, 2 children (Eloise and Richard), and 2 brothers (Paul and Leon at home). He had been a member of the Blough Mennonite Church since May, 1932. He served thirty-eight months in Civilian Public Service, first at Marietta, Ohio, then thirty-two months in Wayne Co., Ohio, and was released from Medaryville, Ind. His illness began in February, 1948. He bore it with much patience, hoping to be healed, but desiring only to be in God's will. He studied and read God's Word and left a testimony that will not soon be forgotten. Funeral services were held at the Thomas Church, in charge of Sanford Shetler, with several others assisting. Burial was made in the Thomas Cemetery.
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Culp.-Jacob G., son of Jacob and Lydia (Wonsetter) Culp, was born near East Lewistown, Mahoning Co., Ohio, Aug. 17, 1873; died May 10, 1949, after a two-day illness; aged 75 y. 8 m. 23 d. On March 20, 1902, he was married to Icey Greenlee, who survives. Also surviving are one daughter (Lydia Spanable, Columbiana, Ohio) and several nieces and nephews. He received some of his training at the Elkhart Institute. Later he entered the ministry of the Methodist Church, serving in that capacity for a number of years. Funeral services were held at the Methodist Church, Columbiana, Ohio, May 13, with A. J. Steiner participating. Interment was made in the Columbiana Cemetery.
Hartzler.-Salina, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Christian Yoder, was born at Belleville, Pa., Feb. 11, 1854; passed away at the home of her son (Elmer Sharp), Fairview, Mich., May 9, 1949; aged 95 y. 2 m. 28 d. On Feb. 15, 1872, she was married to Gideon Sharp. Early in their married life they moved to Garden City, Mo., where they resided until the spring of 1900, when they moved to a homestead at Kenmare, N. Dak. There they lived until the fall of 1907, when they moved to Oscoda Co., Mich. After her husband passed away May 28, 1908, she returned to Garden City. Three (two infants and a son Levi) of the 11 children born to this union predeceased her. On Jan. 8, 1914, she was married to David E. Hartzler, who preceded her in death on Sept. 27, 1925. Surviving are one half sister (Amelia Peachy, Belleville, Pa.), 8 children (Rebecca E. Kauffman, Hesston, Kans., Mollie K. Bobb, Newton, Kans.; Sadie Detwiler, Westover, Md.; Mattie Kauffman, Hubbard, Oreg.; Nettie Kauffman, Glendive, Mont.; Lina Zook and Elmer, Fairview, Mich.; and Stella Lehman, Goshen, Ind.), 55 grandchildren, 122 great-grandchildren, 12 great-great-grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends. Among her descendants are a bishop, deacons, ministers, many other church workers, one college president, teachers, nurses, and a granddaughter who is serving as a relief worker in Germany at present. In early life she was a member of the Amish church, later transferring to the Mennonite church, in which faith she found much joy and inspiration. She loved her Bible and the hymns of the Christian church. She was a kind and loving mother, patient and uncomplaining in the many hardships and trials that were hers. She was very hospitable, taking a keen interest in young and old, and was never too busy to help the sick and needy. Hers was a long, useful, God-fearing life. Funeral services were conducted at the Fairview Mennonite Church by J. Kore Zook and Menno Esch. Text: Rev. 14:13. Burial was made in the Fairview Cemetery.
Kornhaus.-David, son of John and Anna Kornhaus, was born July 19, 1881, near Sterling, Ill.; died in the Salem Hospital, Hillsboro, Kans., May 3, 1949; aged 67 y. 9 m. 14 d. He moved to Kansas as a small boy and lived in the vicinity if Peabody most of his life. As a young man he united with the Catlin Mennonite Church, of which he was a member at the time of his death. On March 10, 1908, he was married to Gertrude Emma Furst. To this union 2 daughters (Grace Louise and Mary Margaret) were born. One brother, 4 sisters, 3 half brothers, and 4 half sisters preceded him in death. Surviving are his wife, 2 daughters (Mrs. Marvin E. Harlan, Wichita, Kans.; and Mrs. John Rivenburg, Peabody), one grandson, one sister (Mrs. Fanny Garnhart, Mt. Carroll, Ill.), 2 brothers (Noah and Oliver, Peabody), one half brother (Adam, Davenport, Iowa), and many other relatives and friends. He was loyal to his convictions, a good neighbor and friend. He liked people and always had a friendly word. Funeral services were held May 6 at the Baker Funeral Home, with L. R. Johnson, of the Baptist Church, and Laurence M. Horst officiating. Burial was made in the Prairie Lawn Cemetery.
Martin.-Anna M., daughter of Harry S. and Lydia Alice (Martin) Witmer, was born at Goodville, Lancaster Co., Pa., Oct. 8, 1886; passed away at the Lancaster General Hospital May 27, 1949; aged 62 y. 7 m. 19 d. On April 21, 1910, she was united in marriage to Wayne S. Martin, also of Goodville, who survives. Also surviving are 3 daughters (Reta Alice-Mrs. Menno Martin, Evelyn W.-Mrs. Aaron H. Martin, Anna Grace-Mrs. J. Mervin Graybill), one son (Wayne W.), 10 grandchildren, and one brother (Martin M., New Holland, Pa.). At the age of fifteen she united with the Mennonite Church at Goodville, being baptized by the late Martin Rutt, of Elizabethtown. She was a faithful member of the church and a teacher in the Sunday school, having taught little girls, teen agers, young sisters; and at the time of her passing was teaching the sisters' Bible class. Before her marriage she taught in the public schools of East Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., for six years. She was a faithful companion to her husband and a kind and loving mother who showed much concern for her family and for the needy and unfortunate. She assisted in organizing the Goodville Sewing Circle and was active therein until death. Funeral services were held at the Goodville Church on June 1, in charge of J. Paul Graybill and David N. Weaver. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Moyer.-Steven Arthur, son of Mark and Betty (Augsburger) Moyer, was born at the Goshen, Ind., Hospital, May 27, 1949; died the following day. Funeral services were held May 29 at the graveside in the Forest Grove Cemetery, near Middlebury, Ind., with Malvin P. Miller in charge.
Shenk.-Abraham P., son of Henry and Susanna (Brenneman) Shenk, was born near Elida, Ohio, Feb. 15, 1862; passed away at his home, Denbigh, Va., April 29, 1949; aged 87 y. 2 m. 14 d. He was the last of his family. Bishops John M. Shenk, Elida, Ohio; Andrew Shenk, Oronogo, Mo.; and Preacher Daniel Shenk, Denbigh, Va., were his brothers. He was one of the pioneer settlers of the Warwick River community, having moved there with his family in 1898. In 1906 he was ordained to the office of deacon and in this capacity faithfully served the growing church until July, 1946, when he suffered a stroke of paralysis, which rendered him bedfast. He had also served as church chorister for many years and took delight in singing. During his long illness he remained mentally keen and greatly appreciated visits and tokens of esteem from friends and neighbors. His first wife (Fannie Coffman) passed away in 1904. His second wife (Samantha Showalter) passed away in 1944. Surviving are 10 children (Coffman, Biglerville Pa.; Jacob and Ezra, Harrisonburg, Va.; Mabel-Mrs. Jason Brunk, and George, Baltimore, Md.; Henry, Mary, Phebe-Mrs. Clyde Kraus, Martha-Mrs. Ralph Palmer, and Lydia, all of Denbigh), 29 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral services in charge of Truman H. Brunk and George R. Brunk, were held May 2 at the Warwick River Church. Interment was made in the church cemetery.
Stoll.-Anna, daughter of Moses and Elizabeth Yoder, was born April 23, 1899, at Mylo, N. Dak.; passed away at her home near Frazee, Minn., June 3, 1949; aged 50 y. 1 m. 11 d. She died suddenly, of a heart attack. In 1917 she was united in marriage to Joseph Daniel Stoll, of Wolford, N. Dak., who survives. Also surviving are 17 children (Fern-Mrs. Henry C. Buller, Ella-Mrs. Vernon Boss, Frazee, Minn.; Ivan and Doris-Mrs. Melvin Eby, Sheldon, Wis.; Paul, Carl, and Lloyd, of Frazee; Ruth, Loman, Minn.; and Lorna, Joseph, Warren, Ronald, Donald, Raymond, Roger, Roy, and Carol Ann, at home), her mother, one sister and 4 brothers (Rhoda-Mrs. Rufus Gingerich, Mylo, N. Dak.; Mahlon, Jerry, and Ivan, all of Wolford, N. Dak.; and Daniel, Loman, Minn.), one granddaughter, and many other relatives and friends. Her father, 4 brothers, 2 sisters, and 3 grandchildren preceded her in death. In 1922 she moved to Ulen, Minn., with her family, and four years later to Frazee, Minn. In her youth she accepted Christ as her Saviour and united with the Mennonite Church, of which she remained a faithful member until death. She was a loving and patient wife and mother, always concerned for the welfare of her family and ever ready to sacrifice for them. Funeral services were conducted at the home by E. D. Hershberger and at the Lake Region Church by Llewellyn Groff and J. C. Gingerich. Text: II Cor. 5:1. Burial was made in the church cemetery.
Stoltzfus.-Jacob M., son of the late Jacob F. and Hannah (Mast) Stoltzfus, was born Jan. 21, 1872; died at the Lancaster, Pa., Hospital, May 11, 1949, after a week's illness; aged 77 y. 3 m. 21 d. He lived at Monterey all his life. He was married to Nancy K. Stoltzfus, of Union, Pa., who preceded him in death May 19, 1943. An infant son, his parents, one brother, and one sister also preceded him in death. Surviving are 2 children (Emma S., at home; and Clarence S., Elverson, Pa.), and 4 grandchildren. He was a kind and loving father and was a member of the Conestoga Mennonite Church, Morgantown, Pa. Funeral services were held at the Weaverland Amish Church by Christian Kurtz and Ira Kurtz. Text: Job 14:14. Burial was made in the Myer's Cemetery.
Transcribed by Carolyn Hunnicutt, Indiana