Brenneman, -- Amos, son of Benjamin and Anna (Wenger) Brenneman, wasborn at Elida, Ohio, Nov. 6, 1885; passed away suddenly at his home near Harrisonburg, Va., Feb. 16, 1951; aged 65 y. 3 m. 10 d. On Dec. 17, 1932, he was united in marriage to Maggie Showalter, Broadway, Va. He is survived by his wife, 1 son (George), 1 sister (Hannah, Denbigh, Va.), and 4 brothers (John and Alfred Denbigh; Benjamin Stuarts Draft, Va.; and Aldine, Harrisonburg, Va.). From his youth he had been an active and loyal member of the Mennonite Church. He gave many years of service in the church at Denbigh, Va., before moving to Harrisonburg in November, 1940. With untiring effort he continued to witness for the Lord until the end of his life. Funeral services at the home were conducted by Dewey Emswiler and at the Zion Mennonite Church near Broadway, Va., by George R. Brunk, J. L. Stauffer, and Truman H. Brunk. Text: Phil. 1: 21. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Kauffman, -- Edith, daughter of Abram and Katie (Krider) Metzler, was born at Martinsburg, Pa., Jan. 18, 1899; passed away at Martinsburg after a long illness March 9, 1951; aged 52 y. 1m. 20 d. She was married to Franklin C. Kauffman, Nov. 19, 1922. He preceded her in death Nov. 24, 1947. Surviving are 4 children (Eugene, Keyser, W. Va.; Donald, Weyers Cave, Va.; Albert, Martinsburg; Mary K., at home), 2 sisters (Mrs. Bertha Martin, Greencastle, Pa.; Mrs. Nora Honsaker, Martinsburg), 5 brothers (Isaac, Accident, Md.; Elmer and Clarence, both of Martinsburg; Daniel, Norwalk, Calif.; and Abram J., Scottdale, Pa.), and 3 grandchildren. She was a faithful member of the Martinsburg Mennonite Church where services were held, in charge of D. I. Stone rook and C. A. Graybill. Interment in Kauffman Cemetery.
Harnish, -- Henry T., son of George K. and Martha (Thomas) Harnish, was born in Pequea Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., Nov. 3, 187e; died Feb. 2, 1951, at the home of his brother, Jacob T., West Lampeter Twp.; aged 77 y. 2 m. 29 d. In November, 1896, he was married to Lizzie M. Shenk. He is survived by his wife and 2 brothers (Jacob T. and George T., of West Willow, Pa.). Two children preceded him in death. He was a faithful member of the Byerland Mennonite Church. He was sick only a few days, his death being caused by a stroke. Brief funeral services were held Feb. 5 at Oscar Gundel's Funeral Home and at River Corner church, in charge of Henry Nauman, Maris Hess, Mylin Shenk, and James Hess. Text: John 4: 24-29. Interment in the cemetery adjoining the church.
Myers, -- Arthur Thomas, son of John and Ella (Myers) Myers, was born March 20, 1910; departed this life July 21, 1950, at his home near Doylestown, Pa.; aged 40 y. 4m. 1 d. He lived in this community all his life. In his youth he accepted Christ as his Saviour and was received into church fellowship in the Deep Run Mennonite Church. After marriage he transferred his membership to the Doylestown congregation. He was faithful in the work at Trevose Heights until sickness in the family made it necessary to discontinue his work there. Death was caused by coronary thrombosis. On March 10, 1934, he was married to Sarah Esther Myers. To this union were born 3 daughters and 2 sons. One daughter (Doris Lorraine) and one infant son preceded him in death. He is sadly missed by his wife, 2 daughters (Esther Lois and Freida Mae), 1 son (Gerald Arthur), 2 brothers (Chester and Leidy), and 1 sister (Edith). Funeral services were held July 24 at the Doylestown Mennonite Church with Joseph Gross and Silas Graybill in charge. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
Snader, -- Erma Jane, daughter of Lloyd W. and Irene (Hess) Snader, was born Feb. 10, 1950, in the Ephrata Community Hospital; died at the home of her parents, Feb. 12, 1951; aged 11 m. 23 d. She is survived by a sister, Joyce Elaine, at home. Funeral services were held Feb. 15, at the Ephrata, Pa., Mennonite Church. In charge of Amos Horst and Mahlon Zimmerman. Text: Job 1: 21. Burial in Metzler's Cemetery.
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Acker, -- Margaretta, daughter of William and Anna (Landis) Acker, was born near Millerstown, Perry Co., Pa., Oct. 25, 1869; died at the home of her niece (Mrs. A. G. Zimmerman, McAlisterville, Pa.), March 6, 1951; aged 81 y. 4 m. 11 d. Being the last member of her family, she is survives by 2 sisters-in-law (Mrs. Mary Wright, Harrisburg, and Mrs. Elizabeth Acker, Sunbury, Pa.), also a large number of nephews and nieces and a few cousins. Mrs. Zimmerman March 10, conducted by Walter Graybill and at Lauver's Mennonite Church by W. W. Graybill, assisted by Menno and Jacob G. Brubaker. Text: Heb. 4: 1. Interment in Lauver's Cemetery.
Bowman, -- Noah H., son of Mr. and Mrs. Menno B. Bowman, was born near Floradale, Ont., June 23, 1917; died March 19, 1951; aged 33 y. 8 m. 24 d. He is survived by his father and stepmother, 1 sister, and 7 half brothers. He was a member of the Floradale Mennonite Church. He suffered from paralysis for some time. Death was due to heart disease. Funeral services were conducted at the home by Oziah Gingrich and by Oliver D. Snider and Howard S. Bauman at the North Woolwich Mennonite Church. Interment was made in adjoining cemetery.
Eash, -- Milo Elmer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Eash, was born at Shelbyville, Ill., Sept. 10, 1922; departed this life by drowning Feb. 7, 1951, near Oakland, Oreg.; aged 28 y. 4 m. 27 d. He leaves to mourn his departure, his mother and stepfather, 4 sisters (Mary-Mrs. Ira Baker, Harrisburg, Oreg.; Mabel-Mrs. Aldine C. Kauffman, Creston, Mont.; Verna-Mrs. Curtis J. Kauffman, Tampico, Ill.; and Lenora, at home), and 1 half brother (Lloyd, at home). His father preceded him in death March 25, 1951. He accepted Christ as his Saviour in his early youth. Memorial services were held at the Harrisburg Mennonite Church March 4, in charge of Levi and Wilbur Kropf.
Transcriber's note: In the obituary it said that his father preceded him in death in March of 1951, but Milo died in Feb. of 1951. This is probably a mistake in dates made by the writer.
Good, -- Lizzie, daughter of the late John and Sallie (Gehman) Good, was born in Brecknock Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., Aug. 8, 1873; died March 13, 1951; aged 77 y. 7 m. 5 d. She died at the home of her brother (Milton) where she had her home since the fall of 1906. She was baptized and received into church fellowship at the Bowmansville Mennonite Church Nov. 2, 1895, and continued faithful throughout life. Surviving are 3 sisters and 1 brother (Mary Ann Burkhart; Emma-Mrs. Abram Shirk; Sallie Musser; and Milton, with whom she resided). Funeral services were conducted at Good's Funeral Home by Paul Z. Martin and at the Bowmansville Mennonite Church by Moses Gehman and Benj. Weaver. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
Hostetler, -- Geraldine Sue, youngest daughter of Wilbur and Velma Hostetler, was born Dec. 8, 1945; died March 12, 1951; aged 5 y. 3 m. 4 d. Death came after an illness of two months due to a heart condition which developed following rheumatic fever. She is the first to break the family circle. Surviving are her sorrowing parents, 1 sister (Carolyn June), 1 brother (Marion Wayne), 4 grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. John Hostetler, Shipshewana, Ind.; and Mr. and Mrs. John Leighty, Ft. Wayne, Ind.), and other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted at the Shore Mennonite Church by the home ministry. Burial in adjoining cemetery.
Keller, -- Anna, daughter of the late Abraham and Elizabeth (Eby) Rohrer, was born July 29, 1869; passed away Jan. 3, 1951, at her home in Lititz, Pa.; aged 81 y. 5 m. 4 d. She was the widow of Frederick B. Keller, who passed away 23 years ago. She was a member of Erb's Mennonite Church. Surviving are 2 sons (John R. And A. Rohrer, both of Lititz,), 2 daughters (Mary E.-Mrs. Wayne Witmer, Lititz; and Esther R., at home), 18 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, 1 sister, and 2 brothers (Fanny-Mrs. David Huber, Elverson, Pa.; Noah, East Petersburg, Pa.; and Ira, Lititz). Funeral services were held Jan. 6 at the home by Joseph Boll Jr., and at Erb's Mennonite Church by Joseph Boll, Sr., and Homer Bomberger. Text: Rev. 14: 13. Burial in adjoining cemetery.
Niner, -- Gertrude B., was born in Somerset Co. Pa., Aug. 17, 1861; died in Uniontown, Pa., Hospital March 1, 1951; aged 89 y. 6 m. 12 d. She was a lifelong member of the Springs, Pa., Mennonite Church. In August, 1881, she was married to Conrad Burkholder. He preceded her in death in August, 1908. Nine children survive (Mary-Mrs. Menno Guengerich, Blackie, Alta.; Evan, Five Forks, W. Va.; Barbara-Mrs. Adam Teets, Flint Stone, Md.; Perry, Charlotte, N. C. ; Daniel, Albany, Oreg.; Lydia-Mrs. Gilbert Rotrunck, Martin, W. Va.; Emma-Mrs. Albert Sisk, Cora-Mrs. Noah Schrock, both of Oakland, Md.; John, Flint Stone), also 1 brother (Perry Summy, Waterloo, Iowa), 37 grandchildren, and 40 great-grandchildren. In later years she married Leo Niner who died in 1950. Two daughters preceded her in death: Sarah-Mrs. John Ash, Greenwood, Del.; Polly-Mrs. James Livengood, Five Forks. Funeral services were held March 3 at the Springs Mennonite Church in charge of Roy Otto. Burial was made in the old cemetery at Springs.
Widdifield, -- Mary H., daughter of Carrie and Martha (Remington) Hassett, was born July 14, 1866, in Iowa; passed away at the Mennonite Home for the Aged, Albany, Oreg., March 1, 1951; aged 84 y. 7 m. 17 d. She lived in Montana and Colorado before coming to Harrisburg, Oreg., in 1933. She was married Nov. 12, 1886 at Ubeb, Mont., Frank M. Widdifield. He preceded her in death Feb. 21, 1950. Surviving are 2 daughters (Mrs. Beth Morrison, Great Falls, Mont.; Mrs. Cora McIsaac, Chester, Mont.), 1 son (Harry, Springfield, Oreg.), 1 brother (Frank, Brookings, Oreg.), 4 sisters (Mrs. Mertie Trapp, Grass Range, Mont.; Mrs. Fannie palmer, Albany; Mrs. Herta Cameron, Tulare, Calif.; and Mrs. Flora Waltz, Salem, Oreg.), also 17 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren. Two brothers (Bartlett and Charlie) preceded her in death. In her youth she accepted Christ as her Saviour and united with the Methodist Church. In 1949 she with her husband untied with the Harrisburg Mennonite Church to which she remained faithful until death. Funeral services were held March 5 at the Harrisburg Mennonite Church in charge of Levi and Herman Kropf. Burial was made in the Alpine Cemetery.
Zimmerman, -- Clarence H., son of John and Emma (Hurst) Zimmerman, was born April 19, 1949, in Lebanon Co., Pa.; died Nov. 2, 1950; aged 1 y. 6 m. 14 d. In his sudden and unexpected departure he leaves his sorrowing parents, his maternal grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Noah Hurst), and his paternal grandmother (Mrs. Susan Zimmerman). Brief services were held Nov. 6 at the home by Walter Martin and at Royer's Mennonite Church by Amos Horst and Noah Burkholder. Interment in the Fairview Cemetery.
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Balmer, --- Ferdinand, son of Jonah and Mary (Knops) Balmer, was born Dec. 13, 1865, near Tramlau, Switzerland; died March 30, 1951, of cerebral hemorrhage, in Galloway Hospital, at Anthony, Kans.; aged 85 y. 3m. 17 d. At the age of twenty-one he came to the United States and lived near Dalton, Ohio, for six years. From Ohio he moved to Harper, Kans., where he united in marriage to Lena Gerber March 26, 1893. She preceded him in death nearly seventeen years ago. As a child he was brought up in a Lutheran home and became a member of that church. Upon coming to the United States, he became a member of the Sonnenberg Mennonite Church in Ohio. When he moved to Harper, Kans., he transferred his membership to Pleasant Valley Mennonite Church to which he remained faithful until death. The children are grateful to God for parents who have lived a life of simple trust and faith in Him. He leaves to mourn his sudden passing 6 daughters (Lavina-Mrs. A. P. Hartzler, Wichita, Kans.; Lillie-Mrs. John Roupp, Hesston, Kans.; Della-Mrs. Ura Hostetler, Harper, Kans.; Dessie-Mrs. Henry Headrick, La Junta, Colo.; Ruth-Mrs. Amra H. Hostetler, Harper, Kans.; Rena-Mrs. Vernon Glassburn, Harper, with whom he made his home), 30 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends. Just recently he learned of some of his close relatives in Switzerland through his grandson, Melvin Headrick, who visited his sister Marie. A brother, Benjamin, also survives. There were 4 brothers and 3 sisters in his family. On the day he took sick he received a letter translated from his sister Marie. He never regained consciousness to hear the letter read. Funeral services were held April 2, at the Pleasant Valley Church in charge of R. M. Weaver and W. R. Nafziger. Burial in Pleasant Valley Cemetery.
Gingerich, -- Hannah, daughter of Benjamin and Mary Ann (Hoffman) Rudy, was born at Bamberg in Waterloo Co., Ont., March 6, 1880; died Feb. 17, 1951, at the Kitchener-Waterloo Hospital Annex at Knollwood Park; aged 70 y. 11 m. 11 d. On May 13, 1903, she was married to Simeon Gingerich. To this union were born 3 sons (Clement, Regina, Sask; Winston, Galt; Reynard, Ajax, Ont.), and 2 daughters (Mrs. Henry Bowman, Waterloo; Mrs. Milton Near, Kitchener), all of whom survive. She is also survived by 1 brother (Jeremiah Rudy, Kitchener), 1 sister (Mrs. John Blodgett, Rochester, N. Y.), and 7 grandchildren. She was a member of the First Mennonite Church, Kitchener, Ont. Funeral services were held in the Erb Street Mennonite Church, Waterloo, Ont., Feb. 21, in charge of John H. Hess, assisted by Daniel Schlabach. Burial was made in Eby's Cemetery.
Houser, -- Betty, daughter of James and Charity Myers, was born near Clear Spring, Md., July 27, 1904; died at the Waynesboro Hospital March 27, 1951; aged 46 y. 8m. Surviving are her husband and a sister of Hancock, Md. Funeral services were conducted at the Grove Funeral Home, Waynesboro, Pa. Interment was made in a mausoleum, Chambersburg, Pa.
Kauffman, -- Harvey F., son of Samuel and Martha (Stutzman) Kauffman, was born Aug. 12, 1878; was fatally injured when a New York Central train hit his truck at a railroad crossing on March 7, 1951; aged 72 y. 6 m. 23 d. He was united in marriage to Salome Me Berkey. To this union were born 5 children. He is survived by his wife, 1 son (Stanley, Elkhart, Ind.), 2 daughters (Mrs. Vernon Fisher and Mrs. Huber Bailey, both of Goshen, Ind.), 5 brothers (Noah, Archbold, Ohio; Leonard, Ora, and Clarence, all of Goshen; and Vern, Topeka, Ind.), 2 sisters (Mrs. Ira Y. Miller, Middlebury, Ind.; and Mrs. Noble Showalter, Goshen), and 20 grandchildren. Two daughters (Fay and Lois) preceded her in death. He was a member of the Mennonite Church for many years. Funeral services were conducted at the Rock Run Church of the Brethren by Ira S. Johns and Ralph Petry. Text: Ps. 90: 12.
Transcriber's note: The maiden name of Salome was either Me Berky or McBerkey, copy was hard to read.
Mann., -- Leah Alice, daughter of the late Henry and Mary Ann (Gainer) Hess, was born near Safe Harbor, Lancaster Co., Pa., Aug. 16, 1869; passed away Jan. 3, 1951; aged 83 y. 4m. 15 d. She was a faithful member of the Columbia, Pa. Mennonite Mission. She was there ever since the mission was started. She was at the Mennonite Home near Lancaster since last June. She was bedfast the last three weeks. About fifty years ago she came to Columbia and was married to George W. Mann Feb. 9, 1916. Although she had no children of her own, she was a good stepmother to his five children. Funeral services were held at Columbia Mennonite Mission Jan. 6, in charge of C. Z. Martin, and B. B. Zimmerman. Text: Rom. 8: 28; Ps. 90. She was laid to rest in Mount Bethel Cemetery, Columbia, Pa.
Miller, -- Howard E., son of Noah E. and Sophronia (Hummel) Miller, was born March 22, 1891, in McPherson Co., Kans.; passed away March 27, 1951, at his home in Benton, Ohio; aged 69 y. 5 d. His illness extended over a period of five years. He accepted Christ at the age of 15, at which time he united with the Mennonite Church and remained faithful until death. On Sept. 14, 1921, he was united in marriage to Nettie Miller, then of Oklahoma. To this union were born 4 children. He leaves to mourn his departure his companion, 4 children (Gladys Marie Gerber, Benton; Robert, Dorothy, and Mary all at home), 9 brothers (Elias, Lewis and Levi at Colorado; Baldwin, Noah Tuscon, and Harold of Oklahoma; Alfred and Billie, Kansas; and David, Ohio), 4 sisters (Ursula and Mary, Kansas; Nora, Colorado; and Christina Garber, Minnesota), 65 nephews and nieces, and many other relatives and friends. Services were conducted at the Martins Creek Mennonite Church by Warren Miller, S. W. Summer, and Roman Stutzman.
Miller, -- John D., son of David P. and Barbara (Kempf) Miller, was born in Johnson Co., Iowa, Jan. 18, 1868; died March 27, 1951, at Hydro, Okla.; aged 83 y. 2m. 9 d. He united with the Mennonite Church in 1890. On Jan.1, 1893, he was married to Eliza Jane Stutzman. To this union were born 5 sons (Menno J., Marion J., Harry J. Raymond J., Emery J.), and 1 daughter who died in infancy. He moved with his family from Iowa to Custer Co., Okla., in 1905 and later to Blaine Co., where he resided until his death. His wife died Sept. 24, 1942. On Feb. 24, 1944, he was married to Jenny Yoder. Surviving are his widow, 5 sons, 4 daughters-in-law, 12 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild, and 1 brother (Peter). Two Brothers preceded him in death. Funeral services at the home and at the Pleasant View Mennonite Church were in charge of Harry Diener. Text: Ps. 116: 15. Burial in the cemetery near the church.
Newswanger, -- Emma B., daughter of Edward and the late Mary (Burkhart) Shirk, was born at Goodville, Pa., June 29, 1892; departed this life March 4, 1951; aged 58 y. 8 m. 5 d. She was married to Isaac W. Newswanger June 24, 1911. He preceded her in death Jan. 14, 1932. To this union were born 10 children, 4 of whom preceded her in death. The following children survive: Amanda-Mrs. Lemon Martin, East Earl, Pa.; Lester S., Bareville, Pa.; Edna-Mrs. John W. Pfaunmiller, Quarryville, Pa., with whom she resided; Magdalene-Mrs. Raymond Ulrich, Denver, Pa.; Irene-Mrs. Ivan B. Zimmerman, Lititz, Pa.; Rheta-Mrs. John L. Smoker, Gap, Pa. She also leaves 21 grandchildren, and 2 brothers (A. D. Shirk, New Holland, Pa., and Leroy Shirk, Lebanon, Pa.). She was a member of the Stumptown Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the Weaverland Mennonite Church in charge of Elmer Martin, assisted by Aaron Weaver. Burial in the Weaverland Cemetery.
Oberholtzer, -- Jacob B., son of the late Christian H. and Elizabeth (Brubaker) Oberholtzer, was born June 15, 1864, near Farmersville, Pa.; passed away Dec. 18, 1950, at the Lancaster General Hospital; aged 86 y. 6 m. 15 d. Death came after an illness of seven months. His wife, Flanna (Martin) Oberholtzer, preceded him in death about than eight years ago. He is survived by one daughter (Lizzie-Mrs. Clayton Nolt, Landisville, Pa., with whom he made his home), 3 sons (Elmer, Ephrata, Pa.; Ivan, Leacock, Pa.; and J. Melvin, Lititz, Pa.), 1 sister (Anna Mary-Mrs. John Landis, Oregon, Pa.), 12 grandchildren, and 30 great-grandchildren. He was a member of the Groffdale Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held from the home of his daughter and at the Groffdale Mennonite Church in charge of Eli Sauder, Mahlon Witmer, John Martin, and Amos Sauder. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
Raifsnider--- Mary Elizabeth, daughter of the late Jeremiah and Fanny (Weaver) Raifsnider, was born in Hamilton Twp., Pa., Sept. 1, 1870; died Feb. 3, 1951, at the home of her sister, Mrs. D. E. Kuhns; aged 80 y. 5 m. 2 d. She is survived by 2 sisters (Miss Elmina Raifsnider, with whom she shared her home, and Mrs. Kuhns, Both of Chambersburg, Pa.), and 1 brother (Jacob, Mt. Joy, Pa.), also a number of nieces and nephews. Following three nights' of services held by A. D. Wenger, she and her father were baptized at the Marion Mennonite Church by Benjamin Zimmerman of Shiremanstown, Pa., on June 6, 1895. She always remained true to the faith of her profession. Funeral services were held at the Chambersburg Mennonite Church. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Roth, --- Christian H., son of Joseph and Mary (Gerig) Roth, was born in Alsace, France, Sept. 27, 1864; departed this life March 4, 1951; aged 86 y. 5 m. 7 d. He came to Smithville, Ohio, with his parents at the age of 3 years. When 21 years of age he came to Wayland, Iowa, where he spent the rest of his life. When a young man he joined the Amish Mennonite Church at Oak Grove, near Smithville, Ohio. When he came to Iowa, he transferred his membership to the Sugar Creek Church and remained a faithful member until death. Feb. 22, 1887, he was married to Ella Roth, who died Dec. 25, 1916. This union was blessed with 2 sons and 2 daughters (Mary Krabill, Jesse, Lena Nofzinger, and Seth, all of Wayland). Feb. 5, 1920, he was married to Anna Richard Widmer. She preceded him in death Oct. 19, 1936. The day before his death he suffered a stroke and went into a coma and never regained consciousness. He leaves to mourn his departure, 4 children, 19 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, 1 brother (Peter G., Noble, Iowa), 1 half sister (Mrs. Emma Amstutz, Smithville, Ohio), and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held March 6 at the home and at the Sugar Creek Mennonite Church conducted by Willard Leichty, Vernon Gerig, and Vernon Roth. Interment in near-by cemetery.
Schmucker, -- Daniel J., son of Jacob D., and Elizabeth (Yoder) Schmucker, was born June 3, 1900; died March 6, 1951, at his home near Nappanee, Ind.; aged 50 y. 9 m. 3 d. Death was caused by cancer from which he suffered almost two years. He was united in marriage to Fannie M. Miller April 11, 1920. Three sons and 1 daughter were born to this union. Those who mourn his departure are his sorrowing companion 4 children (Harley, Goshen, Ind.; Eli and Paul, Nappanee, Ind.; Edna, at home), 5 brothers (Martin, Sarasota, Fla.; Delbert, Goshen; Reuben, Nappanee; Mana, Hazel, Crest, Ill.; Isaac, Elkhart, Ind.), 1 half brother (Henry, Ft. Sheridan, Ill.), a stepmother (Lydia Schmucker), 1 stepsister (Mrs. Leonard Clemmens, Goshen), 3 grandsons, and many friends. At the age of eighteen he accepted Christ and united with the Amish Church later transferring his membership to the North Main Street Mennonite Church in Nappanee where he endeavored to serve his Lord faithfully until his death. Services were conducted March 10, at the North Main Street Mennonite Church in Nappanee with Homer F. North in charge and J. C. Wenger, assisting. Burial in Union Center Cemetery.
Sheaffer, -- Anson M., son of Mr. and Mrs. John Sheaffer, was born Sept. 25, 1873; passed away at his home near Ephrata, Pa., Feb. 22, 1951; aged 77 y. 4 m. 28 d. His wife, Annie Stoner, preceded him in death March 24, 1941. He became a member of the Ephrata Mennonite Church five years ago and was a faithful member until death. He is survived by his aged mother who is 97 years old, 2 daughters (Florence-Mrs. Norman Sweigart and Anna-Mrs. Harry Brubaker, Ephrata, Pa.), 2 grandchildren. Funeral services were held March 26 at his home and at the Metzler Mennonite Church, in charge of Amos S. Horst, John W. Hess, and Mahlon Zimmerman. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
Stutzman, -- Edna Dell, daughter of Abraham and Elizabeth (Kauffman) Stutzman, was born in Elkhart Co., Ind., June 12, 1869; died at the Mennonite Home for the Aged at Eureka, Ill., March 18, 1951; aged 81 y. 9m. 6 d. She spent nearly all her life in the state where she was born excepted a few years at the Home for the Aged. She is survived by 1 sister (Mrs. Ida Sunthimer, Sturgis, Mich.), 1 brother(Aman, Goshen, Ind.), also 22 nephews and nieces. She was preceded in death by one sister (Mrs. Ella Kauffman) and 1 brother (Isaac Hall). She was a member of the Clinton Frame Mennonite Church for nearly sixty-five years. Funeral services were held at the Clinton Frame Mennonite Church in charge of Ira S. Johns. Burial in Miller Cemetery.
Wengerd, -- Sadie, daughter of Andrew S. and Amanda (Hostetler) Hamsher, was born Sept. 5, 1897; died March 16, 1951; aged 53 y. 6 m. 11 d. She was united in marriage to Martin V. B. Wengerd, Millersburg, Ohio, Dec. 11, 1920. To this union were born 6 children; one son, stillborn, and one son preceded her in death Nov. 16, 1950. She leaves to mourn her husband, 2 daughters (Margaret-Mrs. Roman Wengerd; Mosella-Mrs. Victor Snyder), 2 sons (Howard Jay and Joseph Ivan), all of Holmes Co., Ohio; 6 grandchildren, her aged parents, 4 brothers, 2 sisters and a host of other relatives and friends. She suffered from cancer for three years. Services were conducted at the Walnut Creek Mennonite Church in charge of D. D. Miller and S.W. Sommer.
Williams, -- James S. T., son of the late Frederick and Dora (Werner) Williams, was born near Allegan, Mich., June 2, 1891; passed away in Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital, Mantique, Mich., March 10, 1951; aged 59 y. 9 m. 8 d. On Dec. 22, 1927, he was married to Hanna Turner. He is survived by his wife, 4 daughters, (Leatha-Mrs. Arthur LeGault; Elizabeth, Darlene, and Sherry Ann, all of Naubinway), and 1 sister (Gladys-Mrs. Walter Gildersleeve, Naubinway, Mich.). His parents, 2 daughters, 2 brothers, and 3 sisters preceded him in death. At the age of 30 he with his parents moved to Naubinway where he lived ever since. His death came after three weeks of suffering following an operation for stomach ulcers. He bore his suffering patiently. A few days before his death his wife fell and broke her hip and was also hospitalized. Funeral was held March 16, in charge of Ora C. Wyse, at the Naubinway Mennonite Church. Burial was made in the Naubinway Cemetery.
Zehr, --Graveside services were held for Nancy Ann, infant daughter of J. Mark and Beatrice (Bast) Zehr, on Feb. 3, 1951, with Gordon Schrag officiating. Burial in the cemetery of the First Mennonite Church, new Bremen, N. Y.
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Christner, -- Samuel S., son of Joseph and Susanna (Weirich) Christner, was born April 2, 1884, in Lagrange Co., Ind.; died March 9, 1951, at Orrville, Ohio; aged 66 y. 11 m. 7 d. He was married to Mary Schrock in Lagrange Co., Ind. To this union were born 2 children (Mae Bucher, of the home, and Harley L., Massillon, Ohio). He was a member of the Orrville Mennonite Church. He was preceded in death by one grandson and 3 sisters. Besides his wife, Mary, and son and daughter, he leaves 3 grandchildren, 7 sisters (Mary-Mrs. Alvin Beachy, Topeka, Ind.; Rachel-Mrs. Joe D. Schrock, Curtis, Wis.; Malinda-Mrs. Andy S. Yoder, McMinnville, Oreg.; Mrs. Fannie Beachy, Bareville, Pa.; Mrs. Ollie Miller, Lancaster, Pa.; Ada-Mrs. Howard Kreider, Willow Street, Pa.; and Elva-Mrs. Aaron Kauffman, Lancaster, Pa), and 1 brother (Benjamin J. Christner, Greenwood, Del.). Funeral services were held at the home and the Orrville Mennonite Church, with Harold Bauman, Stanford Mumaw, and I. W. Royer in charge. Burial was made in the Martins Church Cemetery.
Horst, -- Martin L., son of the late Jacob L. and Elizabeth (Martin) Horst, was born Oct. 23, 1878, near Chambersburg, Pa.; passed away at his home in Maugansville, Md., March 6, 1951; aged 72 y. 4 m. 11 d. Death was caused by a heart attack. In his youth he united with Reiff's Mennonite Church, which fellowship he enjoyed until his death. On Dec. 1, 1902, he was united in marriage to Mary H. Baer. She preceded him in death April 15, 1941. To this union were born the following children: Benjamin B., Anna-Mrs. Elmer Diller, Emma-Mrs. Russel Petre, all of Hagerstown, Md.; Katie-Mrs. Melvin Shank, Hanover, Pa.; Ada and Lizzie, at home; Menno, Hagerstown; and Mahlon, Relief, Ky. He also leaves 45 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren. He was one of a family of 15 children. One brother and 6 sisters survive. Funeral services were held March 8, from the home in charge of Reuben Martin and at Reiff's Mennonite Church in charge of Moses Horst and Amos Martin. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
Kauffman, -- Mima, daughter of Joseph and Mary Sommers, was born Oct.22, 1900, near Kokomo, Ind.; departed this life March 10, 1951; aged 50 y. 5 m. 16 d. On Feb. 25, 1927, she was united in marriage to Paul A. Kauffman, Clarksville, Mich., in which community she lived ever since. Tot his union were born nine children: Orton, Topeka, Ind.; Verlin, Mary, Iva, Dana, Virginia, Esta, Loren, and Rosella, all at home. Her husband preceded her in death six years. Death was caused by cancer. She leaves to mourn her departure her 9 children, her aged father, 2 brothers (Joe, Kokomo; Harry, Orrville, Ohio), 5 sisters (Mrs. Emma Sparks, Mrs. Sarah Shaffer, Mrs. Lizzie Hershberger, and Iva, all of Kokomo, Ind.; and Mrs. Nora Easterly, Logansport, Ind.)., and many relatives and friends. In her youth she gave her heart to the Lord and united with the Mennonite Church of which she was a faithful member and had much concern for the spiritual welfare of her children. Funeral services were conducted March 13, at the home by Daniel Zook and at the church by T. E. Shrock. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.
Kinsinger, -- Abner, son of Eli and Susan (Yoder) Kinsinger, was born near Sharon Center, Iowa, Oct. 23, 1871; died at his late home in Washington Twp., April 1, 1951; aged 79 y. 5 m. 9 d. Death was caused by complications following a fall on the ice at his home Jan. 6. Nov. 5, 1895, he was united in marriage to Amanda Gingerich. She preceded him Dec. 7, 1950. At the time of their marriage they established a home on the farm where they resided until the time of their death. To this union were born 2 daughters (Katie-Mrs. Daniel Dickel, Nettie-Mrs. Omar Brenneman, Kalona, Iowa), and 3 sons (Vernie, Ira, Wellman, Iowa; and Wallace, at home). Surviving are 8 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, 3 sisters (Mrs. Katie Swartzendruber, Mrs. Eli Marner, Parnell, Iowa; Mrs. Joe M. Gnagey, Wellman), 4 brothers (Koras, Simon, and Menno, Parnell; and John, Wellman), and a host of near relatives and friends who mourn his passing. One brother and one sister preceded him in death. In his youth he accepted Christ as his Saviour and united with the Lower Deer Creek Mennonite Church later transferring his membership to the East Union congregation where he was a faithful member at the time of his death. Funeral services were held from the East Union Mennonite Church Tuesday afternoon in charge of D. J. Fisher and George S. Miller. Burial in the West Union Cemetery.
Miller, -- Abner M., son of Michael D. and Lovina (Shetler) Miller, was born Sept. 9, 1882, near Kalona, Iowa; died at his late home north of Kalona, March 15, 1951; aged 68 y. 6 m. 6 d. Nov. 4, 1909, he was united in marriage to Eliza Yoder. To this union were born 3 children (Velma-Mrs. Lyle E. Yoder, Dorothy-Mrs. Eldon Rhodes, both of Kalona; and a son who died in infancy). His sudden death is mourned by his companion, 2 daughters, 7 grandchildren, 4 brothers (Simon, Des Moines, Iowa; Aaron, Kalona; Edd, Portland, Maine; and Jess, Monterey Park, Calif.), and 3 sisters (Mrs. Seth Miller, Kalona; Mrs. C. A. Wertz, Wellman, Iowa; and Mrs. Charles Gingerich, Parnell, Iowa). He was preceded in death by his parents, 3 brothers and 4 sisters. He accepted Christ as his Saviour in his youth and united with the East Union Mennonite Church where he was a lifelong member. He lived in the Kalona community his entire lifetime. Before his marriage he taught school. His sudden passing, due to a heart attack, was a shock to the community. Funeral services were held from the East Union Church in charge of D. J. Fisher and George Miller. Burial was made in the East Union Cemetery.
Plank, -- Samuel J., son of John and Sarah (King) Plank, was born near Lancaster, Ohio, Dec. 8, 1874; passed away at his home in West Liberty, Ohio, April 6, 1951; aged 76 y. 3 m. 28 d. He accepted Christ as a young man under the ministry of J. S. Coffman and was baptized into the body of the Lord at the Bethel congregation, Garden City, Mo., on his twenty-first birthday. On Oct. 11, 1896, he was united in marriage to Ella Kauffman of Garden City, Mo. To this union were born 2 daughters (Maud and Kathryn-Mrs. Emmett King), both of whom survive. Also surviving are 3 grandchildren, 3 brothers (Henry, Alhambra, Calif.; Solomon and Perry, both of Harper, Kans.), and 3 sisters (Mrs. Maude Stutzman, Wichita, Kans.; Mrs. Bertha Gerber and Mrs. Mamie Garber, Harper, Kans.). In 1896 he moved his membership to the Sycamore congregation also at Garden City, Mo. In 1919 the family moved to West Liberty, Ohio, where he resided until the time of his death. During his residence of 32 years at West Liberty he was a faithful member of the South Union Mennonite Church. During his final illness he found his Saviour especially precious. Funeral services were held April 9, at the home and at the South Union Mennonite Church. The services were in charge of Stanley Shenk with Nelson Kanagy assisting. Burial was made in the Fairview Cemetery in West Liberty.
Sauder, -- In the obituary of Susie Sauder, which appeared in the Gospel Herald in the March 20, 1951, issue, the names of the sons were omitted. They are Clayton and Raymond of Brownstown, Pa.
Steiner, -- John S., son of Daniel and Magdalene Steiner, pioneers in the community, was born in Greene Twp., near Orrville, Ohio, Jan. 19, 1861; died at the Mennonite Old People's Home near Rittman, Ohio, March 1, 1951; aged 90 y. 1 m. 11 d. He confessed Christ as his personal Saviour in young manhood and united with the Crown Hill Mennonite Church where most of his family worshiped. In 1886 he was united in marriage to Mary Ann Welty and lived on a farm in Baughman Twp. To this union 5 daughters and 2 sons were born. His wife died in March, 1908. In 1913, he was married to Mary Zimmerly and spent his years on the farm until 1942 when he retired. After a few years' residence in Orrville, he went to live at the Mennonite Home where Mrs. Steiner died in 1947. He is survived by 5 children (Alma Niesz, Elta Crary, Verna Pearson, Clela Klopfenstien and Lulu Hershey),9 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. The 2 sons preceded their father in death. Funeral services were held March 3, at the Crown Hill Church in charge of Noah Hilty, assisted by Stanford Mumaw. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
Siegrist, -- Mark, Margie Siegrist and son, David Lamar, 3 members of a family who were killed in the auto-train crash south of Willow Street, in Pennsylvania, March 21, 1951. Mark S., was born May 13, 1925, in East Hempfield Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa. He was the son of Clarence F. and Mattie (Stauffer) Siegrist, East Petersburg. He was a member of the East Petersburg Mennonite Church. He was united in marriage June 14, 1945 to Margie Ann Landis. To this union were born 2 sons (David Lamar and Carl Robert). In addition to his parents and his son, Carl Robert, he is survived by a sister (Rachel, at home), 2 brothers (Clarence S.,Neffsville, Pa., and Burnell S., Lancaster, Pa.), and a grandfather (John M. Siegrist). Margie Ann, daughter of Harry C. and Mary (Witmer) Landis, was born July 17, 1925, in Manheim Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa. She also was a member of the East Petersburg Mennonite Church. In addition to her parents and son, she is survived by 3 sisters (Esther-Mrs. Robert F. Lefever, Willow Street, Pa.; Theda-Mrs. Abram Siegrist, Manheim, Pa.; Joyce Landis, at home), 1 brother (J. Omar Landis), and 2 grandmothers (Mrs. Hiram Witmer and Mrs. Alice Landis). David Lamar, son of Mark and Margie (Landis) Siegrist, was born July 19, 1946, in East Hempfield Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa. He is survived by 1 brother (Carl Robert), his paternal and maternal grandparents. Funeral services were held March 24, 1951, in the East Petersburg Mennonite Church, in charge of D. Stoner Krady and Henry Lutz. Texts: Matt. 24: 44 and Prov. 27: 1. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Troyer, -- Ammon E., son of Emanuel S. and Sarah (Miller) Troyer, was born near Goshen, Ind., Jan. 1, 1880; passed away at Hutchinson, Kans., March 16, 1951, after a lingering heart ailment of eight years; aged 61 y. 2 m. 16 d. He united with the church as a young man. He was a faithful member of the Hutchinson Mennonite Mission Church. He was preceded by his first wife, Sarah (Bontrager), 1 son (Robert), his father, mother, and an infant brother. Surviving are his wife, Fannie, his children (Mary Edith-Mrs. Aden Horst, Goshen, Ind.; Richard, U. S. Air Force, Germany; Irene-Mrs. Gerald Shank, Goshen, Ind.; Lloyd, Camp Ortt, Calif.; Charles, Marlin and Donald at home), 1 grandson, 5 brothers (Emanuel, Vero Beach, Fla.; Levi, Harper, Kans.; Ora and Henry, Fairview, Mich.; and Seth, Mio, Mich.), and 6 sisters (Mary, Middlebury, Ind.; Barbara, Goshen, Ind.; and Fanny, Kansas City, Kans.). Funeral services were held at the Yoder Mennonite Church, Yoder, Kans., March 19 with Harry A. Diener and Sanford E. King in charge. Text: II Cor. 4: 17. Burial was made in the Yoder Mennonite Cemetery on March 22, the body being held until the son from Germany arrived.
Wilson, -- Clara, daughter of Nelson and Martha Schoolcroft, was born at New Canton, Ill., Oct. 17, 1881; passed away at the family residence in Hannibal, Mo., March 27, 1951; aged 69 y. 6 m. 10 d. On Aug. 9, 1896, she was united in marriage to Barney Wilson, Kinderhook, Ill. She live in Kinderhook until about 35 years ago when she moved with her family to Hannibal. She was the mother of 11 children of whom only 3 grew to maturity (Glen, Marie, and Walter). Glen preceded her in death 11 years ago. She leaves to mourn her passing her sorrowing husband, 3 children (Mrs. Marie Billings; an adopted daughter, Mrs. Laura Hartman; and Walter, all of Hannibal), 20 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, 5 sisters (Mrs. Geneva Bowen, Monroe, Mich.; Mrs. Lillie Clingings, New Canton, Ill.; Mrs.Sara Roberts, Barry, Ill.; Mrs. Bertha McNary, Barry, Ill.), and a host of friends. In 1935 she became a member of the Mennonite Church to which she remained faithful to the day of her death. Because of a fall in which she broke her hip in 1934 she was a semi-invalid since that time. Funeral services were in charge of Nelson E. Kauffman on March 29, at the Hannibal Mission Church. Interment was made in the Hydesburg Cemetery near Hannibal.
Yoder, -- Beatrice, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank J. Miller, was born July 31, 1912, near Freeport, Kent Co., Mich.; died at the home of her sister, Mrs. Ernest Chupp, Elkhart, Ind., Feb. 28, 1951; aged 38 y. 7 m. 27 d. She leaves to mourn her early departure her husband, 2 daughters (Donna Lee and Mable Joan), her parents, 2 brothers (Roy O. and Harold L., both of Lagrange, Ind.), 3 sisters (Mrs. Lucy Brimer, Union City, Mich.; Elsie-Mrs. Ernest Chupp, and Elizabeth-Mrs. Myrl Gautsche, both of Elkhart), and many other relatives and friends. While in her early teens her parents moved from Kent Co., Mich., to Lagrange Co., Ind., near Emma, where she resided since. In her early youth she accepted Christ as her personal Saviour. Funeral services were held at the Emma Mennonite Church in charge of O. S. Hostetler, assisted by Amos O. Hostetler and William Richardson, Goshen, Ind.
Transcribed by Marcia Bickel, Kansas.