Albrecht, -- Benjamin, son of John and Anna (Gascho) Albrecht, was born Nov. 23, 1871, near Flanagan, Ill.; died at the Furgeson Rest Home in Pontiac, Ill., Feb. 3, 1951. He accepted Christ as his personal Saviour in his youth and united with the Mennonite Church of which he was a faithful member throughout life. On Jan. 3, 1900, he was united in marriage to Anna Gardener of Beaver Crossing, Nebr. To this union were born 2 children (Alvin, Flanagan, and Mabel-Mrs. Alvia Saltzman, Upland, Calif.). Surviving are his children, 7 grandchildren, 1 sister (Mrs. Joe Ingold, Flanagan), 2 brothers (P. D. Albrecht, Flanagan, and Dr. William Albrecht, Columbia, Mo.). The first five years of their married life were spent on a farm near Flanagan after which they moved to the Flanagan community. His wife preceded him in death Oct. 27, 1929. Funeral services were held at the Waldo Mennonite Church in charge of J. D. Hartzler, assisted by E. J. Stalter. Interment was made in the Waldo Cemetery.
Allison, -- Lynn Eugene, son of Wayne and Vera (Long) Allison, was born in the Community General Hospital, Sterling, Ill., Nov. 6, 1950; passed away in the Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Dec. 24, 1950; aged 1 m. 18 d. He leaves to mourn his early passing, his parents, 1 brother (Larry), his paternal grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Allison), his maternal grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Menno Long), and other more distant relatives. Funeral services were held from the Allen Funeral Home in Sterling on Dec. 26, in charge of A. C. Good. Text: Job 1: 21. Burial was made in the cemetery near the church.
Campbell, -- Paul H., Jr., infant son of Paul H. and Alma Ruth (Burkholder) Campbell, Willow Street, Pa., was born Jan. 24, 1951; died Jan. 25, 1951, in the Lancaster General Hospital. Surviving are the parents, 2 sisters (Doris Eileen and Joanne Faye), grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Martin F. Campbell, Willow Street, and Mr. and Mrs. Elam K. Burkholder, Bareville, Pa.), and a great-grandmother (Mrs. Katie Myers, New Holland, Pa.). Brief graveside services were held Jan. 27, at the Byerland Mennonite Church in charge of David N. Thomas.
Hange, -- Joseph S., son of Levi and Anna (Swartley) Hange, was born May 28, 1881, at Fair Hill, Pa.; following an illness of one year, he passed away on Sept. 25, 1950; aged 69y. 3 m. 27 d. He was a faithful member of the Line Lexington Mennonite Church, where he taught the women's Bible class for many years. Left to mourn his departure are his widow, Elizabeth (Ruth) Hange, and the following children: Levi R., Telford, pa.; John R., Sellersville, Pa.; William R., Telford; Anna-Mrs. William Hoffman, Colmar, Pa.; Ida-Mrs. Frank M. Moyer, Sellersville; Elmer R., Mount Holly, N. J.; Elizabeth-Mrs. John L. Aldefer, Sellersville; Rose-Mrs. Herbert Delp, at home. Surviving also are 27 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were in charge of Claude Meyers at the home and Arthur Ruth at the Line Lexington Mennonite Church. Text: Ps. 34: 7-9. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Hunsecker, -- Amos, son of the late John and Mary (Hoover) Hunsecker, was born Oct. 15, 1870; departed this life Nov. 7, 1950, at the Harrisburg State Hospital. He was a patient there for a number of years. He was a member of the Upper Strasburg Mennonite Church, having accepted Christ as his Saviour in his younger years. He is survived by 1 sister, 2 nieces, and 1 nephew. Funeral services were held at the Chambersburg Church in charge of J. Irvin Lehman and Harry H. Witmer. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Kauffmann, --Barbara (Nafziger) Kauffmann, daughter of John and Mary (Berky) Nafziger, was born near Minier, Ill., April 28, 1864; departed this life Feb. 3, 1951; aged 86 y. 9 m. 6 d. She was married to Christian Kauffmann Jan. 16, 1883, and lived near Minier until January, 1921, when they moved to their home in Hopedale, Ill. In early youth she united with the Hopedale Mennonite Church and enjoyed fellowship until her death. She is survived by 2 sons (Aaron, Hopedale; John, Minier), 6 daughters (Mrs. Lydia Showalter, Broadway, Va.; Mrs. Emma Springer, Delavan, Ill.; Mrs. Ella Sommer, Foosland, Ill.; Mrs. Anna Litwiller, Bertha and Katy, of Hopedale), 42 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren. Three children (Christian, Mary, and Valentine) died in childhood. Funeral services were held at the home and at the Hopedale Mennonite Church Feb. 6, conducted by Simon Litwiller, Ben Springer, and Ivan Kauffmann. Burial was made in the Hopedale Mennonite Cemetery.
Miller, -- David N., son of Esther W. (Newcomer) and the late Christian E. Miller, was born in Manheim Twp., Pa., June 4, 1950; met instant death Jan. 17, 1951, at the Binkley and Ober stone quarry; aged 20 y. 7m. 13 d. He was a member of the East Petersburg Mennonite Church. He had a deep concern for others, desiring that they might have the same peace that he had. He is survived by his mother and the following brothers and sisters: Amos, Soudersburg, Pa.; Earl, Manheim; Irvin and Charles, both of Lititz, Pa.; Mahlon, Hershey, Pa.; Martha-Mrs. Richard Geib, Manheim; Anna and Mary, at home; also his grandmother (Mrs. Sadie Miller, Oreville Home). Funeral services were held Jan. 20 at Beck Brothers Funeral Home by James Siegrist and East Petersburg Mennonite Church by Irvin Kreider and Henry Lutz.
Transcriber's note: The obituary listed David Miller's birth year as 1950, but since he was 20 years old, his birth year is 1930 not 1950.
Hostetler, -- Marjory, daughter of Jake and Ella (Miller) Hostetler, was born Sept. 30, 1950; died at home on Jan. 30, 1951; aged 4 months. She leaves to mourn her departure her bereaved parents, 2 brothers (Robert and Marvin), her grandparents (Allen, and Sara Miller and Eli and Lydia Hostetler), 9 aunts, 9 uncles, a number of cousins, and many friends. Funeral was held Feb. 1, in charge of Elmer Stoltzfus. Burial in the John J. Miller Cemetery.
Schiedel, -- Salome, daughter of Enoch G. and the late Annie (Gremm) Horst, was born Aug. 20, 1899, in Waterloo Twp., Ont.; died Dec. 18, 1950, at her home near Preston, Ont. On Oct. 29, 1919, she was united in marriage to Allen Schiedel. She sis survived by her husband, 4 sons and 1 daughter (Vernice, Galt, Ont.; Irvine, Kosssneth, Ont.; George, Edward, and Helen, at home), her father, 1 grandchild, 2 brothers (Stanley, Fort Erle, Ont.; Lorne, Kitchener, Ont.), and 3 sisters (Mrs. Lloyd Shantz, Hespeler, Ont.; Mrs. Ivan Shantz, Preston, Ont.; and Mrs. John Stuebing, Kitchener). The funeral was held Dec. 21 at the Wanner Mennonite Church with Merle Shantz in charge, assisted by Oscar Burkholder and J. W. Witmer. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Ulrich, -- Nora, daughter of Joseph and Lena (Steider) Wagner, was born at Roanoke, Ill., Dec. 31, 1889; passed away after a short illness at their home in Eureka, Ill., Feb. 15, 1951; aged 61 y. 1 m. 15 d. On Feb. 20, 1913, she was united in marriage to David E. Ulrich, who survives. To this union were born 6 children: Mrs. Margaret Heiser, Foosland, Ill.; Dorothy, Willis, Mrs. Anna Mae Funk, all of Peoria, Ill.; and Eldon Ray, at home. One son (Robert David) preceded her in death. She also leaves 5 grandchildren, 1 brother (Walter, Peoria), and 2 sisters (Mrs. Alvin Roth, Morton, Ill.; and Mrs. Wesley Dixon, Chicago). Her parents, an infant brother and 2 sisters (Alverta Wagner and Matilda Schertz) are deceased In her girl hood she accepted Christ as her personal Saviour and united with the Roanoke Mennonite Church. She was a loyal member and remained faithful until the Lord called her home. Funeral services were conducted at the Roanoke Mennonite Church in charge of Ezra B. Yordy, assisted by J. A. Heiser. Burial in the Roanoke Cemetery.
Wenger, -- Daniel, son of Henry and Margaret (Wanner) Wenger, was born in Seneca Co., Ohio, May 4, 1861; died Feb. 9, 1951. In early life he came with his parents to Elkhart Co., Ind. He united in marriage with Anna Holdeman, Oct. 18, 1885. To this union were born 10 children: Agnes-Mrs. Floyd Cook; Mary-Mrs. Dayton Miller; Oscar, Golda-Mrs. Cornelius Weldy; Sylvia-Mrs. Charles Billman; Ralph, Russell, and Evelyn-Mrs. Carl Moyer. He with his wife was converted and united with the Mennonite Church and the Olive congregation in 1910. He remained a faithful member and attended services as long as health conditions permitted. He leaves to mourn his departure, his faithful companion, who has been an invalid for five and one-half years, 9 children, Mrs. Maude Belle-foster daughter, 29 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren, 1 sister (Mrs. Margaret Blocher), and many neighbors and friends. Funeral services were held at the Olive Church, conducted by D. A. Yoder and C. A. Shank. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
Wenger, -- Elizabeth, daughter of John and Maria (Sherk)
Wenger*, was born in St. Joseph Co., Ind., Jan. 24, 1870; passed
away Oct. 27, 1950. She was married to Henry G. Wenger
on Nov. 29, 1890. In 1910, they moved to Wakarusa, Ind. She is
survived by 1 daughter (Florence-Mrs. C. J. Gerber), and 1 sons
(Clyde) both of Wakarusa, Ind. Also surviving are 5 grandchildren,
1 great-grandchild, and many other relatives and friends. A daughter
(Mrs. Savilla Mangun) died in April 1948. Funeral services were
conducted by D> A. Yoder and Silas Weldy at the Olive Mennonite
Church. Burial in adjoining cemetery.
*Name should be Schrock - Research by Mark Blosser.
Wengerd, -- Alva J., son of Joseph and Anna (Burkholder) Wengerd, was born near Bunker Hill, Holmes Co., Ohio, Nov. 1, 1893; passed away suddenly as the result of a heart attack at Wadsworth, Ohio, Feb. 2, 1951; aged 52 y. 3 m. 1 d. At an early age he confessed Christ as his Saviour and became a member of the Martins Creek Mennonite Church. On July 21, 1935, he was ordained to the ministry and served as pastor of the Pleasant View Mennonite Church until his passing. On Dec. 20, 1919, he was united in marriage to Sarah Sommer. He leaves to mourn his wife, 5 daughters (Amy-Mrs. John Schloneger, Louisville, Ohio; Doris-Mrs. Paul Lehman, Embarrass, Minn.; Delma-Mrs. Aldis Nussbaum, Dalton, Ohio; Verla-Mrs. Willis Fath, Harrisonburg, Va.; Carole, at home), 3 sons (Alva Jr., North Lawrence, Ohio; Robert, Massillon, Ohio; and Blaine, at home), 2 foster children (Betty and Joseph at home), 15 grandchildren, 2 brothers (Martin, Millersburg, Ohio, and Eli, Fredericksburg, Ohio), 5 sisters (Amelia-Mrs. Charles Bollman, Bremen, Ind.; Sarah-Mrs. Glen Pancost, Berlin, Ohio; Nettie-Mrs. Emery Hostetler; Stella-Mrs. Floyd Stutzmen, Fentress, Va.; and Ivy-Mrs. Charles Conckle, New Bedford, Ohio), 5 uncles and 3 aunts. Funeral services in charge of D. D. Miller and W. J. Myers, were held at the Pleasant View Mennonite Church Feb. 6. Burial in the Pleasant View Cemetery.
Transcribed by Marcia Bickel, Kansas.
Burkholder, -- Eby K., son of David W. and the late Ida (Kurtz) Burkholder, was born June 26, 1906, in Ephrata Twp.; passed away Feb. 5, 1951, after an illness of more than one year. On May 16, 1942, he was united in marriage to Nora Martin. He is deeply mourned and missed by his widow, 1 son (Clyde), his aged father, and the following brothers and sisters: Esther-Mrs. Frank Hurst; David; Almeta-Mrs. Albert Kunkle, and Adam, Dennis, William, all of Ephrata, Pa.; Ada-Mrs. Elmer Zimmerman, East Earl, Pa.; and Titus, Ephrata; also a number of nephews and nieces. He was a member of the Martindale Mennonite Church. He was preceded in death by his mother, 3 sisters, and 1 brother. Funeral services were held from his home and at the Springville Mennonite Church with Joseph Weaver, Abram Good, assisted by Elmer Good, in charge. Burial in adjoining cemetery.
Denlinger, -- Paul Richard, son of J. Elvin and Edith (Kreider) Denlinger, was born Dec. 23, 1950; passed away at his home Feb. 13, 1951. Besides his parents, 1 brother and 1 sister (Lester and Lois) survive. Funeral services were held in Mountville Mennonite Church with Mahlon Hess and Lloyd Kreider in charge. Text: II Sam. 12: 23. interment in Millersville Cemetery.
Doerr,-- Florence A., daughter of the late Christian and Hettie N. Smith, was born in Strasburg, Pa., Sept. 6, 1898; passed away at her home at Millersville, Pa.; aged 61 y. 4 m. 24 d. Her passing was a shock to all as she was about her work as usual the day before and passed away during the night without a struggle. She was a member of the Masonville Mennonite Church for thirty-five years. She was united in marriage to Raymond V. Doerr March 5, 1918. Surviving are her husband, 2 sons, 5 grandchildren, 1 brother and 2 sisters. Funeral services were held Feb. 6 from the home at Milelrsville and at the Masonville Mennonite Church in charge of Benj. Miller and Christian Lehman, Text: Amos 4: 12. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Eberly, --Benjamin F., son of the late Isaac and Maria (Bomberger) Eberly, was born Sept. 8, 1878, at Woodstock, Pa.; died Feb. 4, 1951, at the Harrisburg State Hospital after an illness of two years; aged 72 y. He was married to Barbara Kuhns, in 1901. She preceded him in death. Surviving are 3 daughters (Mrs. Esther Fleagle, Chambersburg, Pa.; Mrs. Abram Strite, Waynesboro, Pa.; and Mrs. Cyrus Strite, Hagerstown, Md.), 1 son (Harry, Greencastle, Pa.), a brother (Reuben, of Scotland), 17 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. He was a member of the Chambersburg Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the Sellers Funeral Home and at the Chambersburg Mennonite Church with Harold L. Hunsecker and J. Irvin Lehman in charge. Burial in the cemetery adjoining the church.
Gingerich, -- Allen, son of Jacob and Lydia (Lehman) Gingerich, was born at Bade, Ont., July 16, 1909; died suddenly at his home near Castoland, N. Y., Jan. 22, 1951; aged 41 y. 6 m. 6 d. In his youth he accepted Christ as his Saviour and on Nov. 20, 1938, a few months after his marriage he was ordained to the ministry and was faithful in the service of his Lord. On June 14, 1938, he was married to Marian Zehr, who mourns the loss of a kind and helpful companion. Four children were born to this union. One son died at birth. Surviving are three children (Emanuel, Eunice, and John Mark), 3 brothers (Simon and Harvey, Lowville, N. Y.), 3 sisters (Vera-Mrs. Eli Erb, Esther-Mrs. Levi Shrag; and Irene-Mrs. Norma Moshier), his mother (Mrs. Lydia Gingerich), and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends. He passed away in his sleep of coronary thrombosis. Funeral services were held on Jan. 25, at the home by Elias Zehr and at the Dadville Church by Lloyd Boshart, who read II Pet. 1. The sermon was preached by Emanuel Swartendruber, Pigeon, Mich. Text: Amos 4: 12. Interment in the Croghan Cemetery.
Holsopple, -- Samuel J., son of the late John and Elizabeth (Blough) Holsopple, was born in Somerset Co., Pa., July 17, 1874; died at Memorial Hospital, Johnstown, Pa., Dec. 20, 1950, of uremic poison; aged 70 y. 5 m. 12 d. In 1894, he was married to Leah Hostetler, who preceded him in death in 1940. To this union were born 6 sons and 1 daughter. Three sons survive (Irvin M., John C., Lemon G., all of Hollsopple). He is also survived by 14 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, and 1 brother (Joseph, of Hollsopple). In 1941, he was married to Leah Berkey. She also survives him. Three sons and one daughter preceded him in death. He was a faithful member of the Blough Mennonite Church for more than fifty years. Funeral services were held Dec. 31, at the home of his son, Irvin, and the Blough Mennonite Church in charge of Harry C. Blough and John A. Lehman. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
Martin, -- Olive Honora, daughter of the late Joseph and Rachel Barkdoll, was born near Hagerstown, Md., May 23, 1889; died in the Brook Hospital, Feb. 7, 1951, after a short period of severe illness; aged 61 y. 9 m. 15 d. She was married to Samuel H. Martin Nov. 11, 1911. To this union were born 7 sons and 3 daughters (Ethel-Mrs. C. J. Ramer, Joe, Fred, Lulu-Mrs. Levoy Roth, and John, all of Duchess, Alta.; Ruth-Mrs. Loyal Roth, of Culp, Alta.; Samuel, James, and Paul of Duchess, and Richard, of Apple Creek, Ohio. She also leaves to mourn her departure, her husband, 32 grandchildren, 4 brothers, and 2 sisters. She came with her husband to Alberta in March, 1924, and resided on the farm near Duchess until November, 1948, when she and her husband moved into town. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for over forty years. Although a busy mother she always took time to visit the sick. The funeral service was held Feb. 11, in the Duchess Mennonite Church, conducted by M. D. Stutzman. Interment was made in the Duchess Cemetery.
Martin, -- Salome, daughter of David B. and Elizabeth E. (Hahn) Martin, was born in Harrison Twp., Elkhart Co., Ind., Dec. 5, 1875; passed away Feb. 10, 1951, at the home of her sister and brother, Elmer and Ella, near Bristol, Mich.; aged 75 y. 2m. 5 d. In 1942 she suffered a heat stroke which left her weak and in failing health. Some weeks prior to her death she contracted a cold, later diagnosed as influenza, which caused her death. She confessed her Christ in early years and united with the Prairie Street Mennonite Church in Elkhart. She leaves to mourn her departure, 1 sister (Ella), 2 brothers (Elmer, Bristol, and Aaron, Goshen, Ind.), and other relatives and friends. Her father, mother, and 3 sisters (Catherine, Caroline, and Mary) preceded her in death. Funeral services were held Feb. 13, in charge of John Gingrich. Burial at Yellow Creek Cemetery.
Miller, -- Fannie, daughter of the late Emanuel and Fannie (Miller) Eash, was born March 12, 1874; died Jan. 15, 1951, at her home in Somerset Co., Pa.; aged 76 y. 10 m. 3 d. She was married to Aaron Miller March 4, 1902. He preceded her in death July 11, 1924. To this union were born 9 children. Seven are surviving (Lottie Hillhouse, Richmond, Calif.; Dora-Mrs. Charles Spory, Hollsopple, Pa.; John, Canfield, Ohio; Mildred-Mrs. Clinton Naugh, Johnstown, Pa.; Albert, at home; Carrie-Mrs. Paul Stern, Harry, and Minter, Hollsopple, Pa.). She is also survived by 36 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren as well as by many other relatives and friends. One daughter (Mamie-Mrs. James Miller) preceded her in death March 9, 1943. She was the last of a family of 11 to pass away. She was a member of the Blough Mennonite Church for many years. Funeral services were held Jan. 18, in the home and at the Blough Mennonite Church in charge of Aldus Wingard and Harry C. Blough. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
Hostetler, -- Hazel Esther, second child and oldest daughter of Noah J. and Jennie (Hooley) Schrock, was born at Protection, Kans., Jan. 15, 1920; departed this life Feb. 20, 1951, at the F. W. Black Community Hospital in Lewistown, Pa.; aged 31 y. 1 m. 5 d. She was united in marriage to John Andrew Hostetler on June 4, 1949 at the Maple Grove Mennonite Church, Topeka, Ind. In her sudden and unexpected departure she leaves her husband and most loved companion, her sorrowing parents, her sisters (Beulah and Margaret, Gulfport, Miss.), her brothers (Franklin, Orval, and Lyle of Topeka, Ind., and vicinity), and many loved friends. Accompanying her into the great beyond is her daughter, Susan Jane, born a few hours before her death. She confessed Jesus Christ as Lord of her life at the age of 11. She was graduated from La Junta Mennonite School of Nursing in 1947. A few days before her departure she with her husband offered themselves for foreign service in the near future. Her constant devotion to her Lord and her many thoughtful deeds speak loudly still. The funeral was held Feb. 23, at the Maple Grove Mennonite Church, Belleville, Pa., in charge of Aaron Mast, assisted by Robert Eads, pastor of the University Baptist Church in State College, where she attended regularly during the winter months while her husband was in school. Texts: Rom. 8, I Cor.5 and I John 3: 2-4. The body was sent to her parental home near Topeka, Ind., where a short service was held at 4:00 p.m., Feb. 24, with Sanford C. Yoder and J. S. Bender in charge. Interment was made in the Maple Grove Mennonite Cemetery, Topeka, Ind. It was requested that flowers be omitted at the funeral, but contributions of sympathy were placed in a fund for the education of nurses who wish to enter missionary or Christian service.
Throckmorton, -- James A., son of the late James and Virginia (Allen) Throckmorton, was born Dec. 11, 1865, in Jefferson Co., W. Va.; died Jan. 22, 1951, at his home after an illness of four years; aged 85 y. He was preceded in death by his wife. Surviving are 3 daughters (Edith M., Gaithersburg, Md.; Fannie V., at home; and Irene R., Washington, D. C.), and 2 sons (J. Leonard, at home and Hugh A., Harrisburg, Pa.). He was a member of the Chambersburg Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the Sellers Funeral Home and at the Chambersburg Mennonite Church with Harold L. Hunsecker and D. E. Kuhns officiating. Burial in cemetery adjoining the church.
Transcribed by Marcia Bickel, Kansas.
Brenneman, -- Mary Oesch, daughter of the late John Oesch and Barbara Gascho, was born Feb. 25, 1872, in Hay Twp. In 1899, she was married to Peter Brenneman, with whom she enjoyed over 51 years of wedded life. She was a member of the Eat Zorra Amish Mennonite Church from the time of her marriage until her death on Feb. 8, 1951; aged 79 y. less 17 d. Surviving are her husband, 5 sons (Amos, South Easthope; Alvin, Wilmot; Oscar, North Easthope; Dan and Allan, South Easthope), 2 daughters (Violet-Mrs. Sydney Roth, South Easthope; Saloma-Mrs. Zehr, Tavistock, Ont.), 14 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, and 1 sister (Mrs. John Roth, Dryden, Mich.). Funeral services were conducted at her late home in charge of Daniel Wagler and the Sixteenth Line Church by Henry Yantzi and Floyd Schmucker. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
Burckhart-John M., son of Henry and Nancy (Martin) Burckhart, was born near Orrville, Ohio, April 26, 1872; departed this life after a lingering illness of several years, Feb. 19, 1951; aged 78 y. 9 m. 23 d. In his early manhood he gave his heart to God and was received into the Mennonite Church by water baptism and remained a faithful member until death. He was united in marriage to Catharine Koppes on Nov. 5, 1896. After having borne the joys and sorrows of life together for nearly 42 years his companion was called away by death on June 30, 1938. He was also preceded in death by one daughter, Anna (Mrs. Milo Ressler). He is survived by 2 daughters and 3 sons (Carrie-Mrs. Clayton Eberly, and Clayton, Orrville, and Mary, who lived in the home with her father until his death), 26 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, 2 sisters, and 4 brothers (Mrs. Fanny Koppes, Wadsworth, Ohio; Jacob, West Salem, Ohio; Christian, Orrville; Mrs. Susie Kilmer, Seville, Ohio; Amos, Akron, Ohio, and Andrew, Orrville), and many other relatives and friends.
Clemens, -- Steven L., son of Walter and Mary (Landis) Clemens, Telford, Pa., was born Jan. 6, 1951; died Jan. 13, 1951, at Grandview Hospital, Sellersville, Pa. He is survived by his parents and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Clemens, Telford, Pa., and Mr. and Mrs. Levi A. Landis, Harleysville, Pa. Services were held at the graveside at the Salford Mennonite Church by Elias Landis.
Davis, -- Evelyn A., daughter of W. S. and Audrey (Emmett) Bagwell, was born Dec. 11, 1924, at Buffalo, Ark; passed away Feb. 4, 1951, near Cashmere, Wash; aged 26 y. 1 m. 24 d. She was married to James V. Davis at Culp, Ark., June 23, 1940. To this union were born a son (Jimmie, 8), and a daughter (Joan, 7). She accepted Christ as her personal Saviour early in life and united with the Mennonite Church of Culp, Ark., where she was a member at the time of her death. Death came as a result of tuberculosis, from which she suffered for six years. She was in Edgecliff Sanatorium for over four years. She was always at church on Sunday if she was able to go and took great interest in encouraging others to do the same. The children, her husband, father, and mother, 1 brother (Clifford), all of Cashmere; and a half brother (Eudell, Carlsbad, N. Mex.), survive her passing. Funeral services were held in the Assembly of God Church with C. W. Phillips in charge. Text: Ps. 23 and 40. Interment in the Cashmere Cemetery.
Freed, -- Abram, son of the late Allen and Elizabeth Freed, was born Nov. 6, 1874; passed away Dec. 16, 1950, at the home of a daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Mahlon Detweiler, with whom he and his wife made their home after he had a stroke almost two years ago; aged 76 y. 1m. 10 d. he had diabetes for some year. He had two strokes later which caused his death. He was married to Hannah Landis Sept. 28, 1895. They were received into the Mennonite Church at Salford, Pa., and remained faithful until death. They were blessed with 4 daughters and 1 son (Lizzie-Mrs. Howard Detweiler, Souderton, Pa.; Hannah-Mrs. Mahlon Clemens, Telford; Elverda-Mrs. Frank Clemens, Telford; Ervin, Lansdale, Pa.; and Miriam-Mrs. Clarence Musselman, Telford). His wife and children all survive together with 23 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. He was the first one of his own family to leave this world. The last 48 years of his life they lived in Telford with the Exception of the last 2 years when he was not able to help himself. Funeral services were held Dec. 20, 1950, at the Souderton Mennonite Church in charge of Jacob Moyer, Elmer Moyer, and Russell Musselman. Burial in adjoining cemetery.
Glick, -- Gideon S., son of Samuel and Catherine (Sharp) Glick, was born near Vicksburg, Union Co., Pa., Dec. 7, 1878; died suddenly of a heart attack at his home in Belleville, Pa., Feb. 11, 1951. He with his parents and other members of the family moved to Belleville in 1894. Dec. 19, 1902, he was married to Nannie Yoder, who preceded him in death June 15, 1947. One son (Sylvanus) also preceded him in death. Surviving are 5 children (Cora-Mrs. Joseph Byler, Allensville, Pa.; Jesse, Alma-Mrs. Joseph Yoder, Elsie-Mrs. Roy Peachey, and Elam, all of Belleville), 16 grandchildren, 1 brother (Henry, Lancaster, Pa.), and 1 sister (Emma-Mrs. Levi Kauffman, Belleville). He was a member of the Locust Grove Mennonite Church where he served in various ways. Funeral services were held Feb. 14, at the home in charge of Aaron Mast and at the Locust Grove Church in charge of Emanuel and Louis Peachey and John Zook. Texts: Heb. 9: 27, 28; II Tim. 4: 7, 8. Interment was made in Locust Grove Cemetery.
Hendricks, -- Charles E., a native of Springfield Twp., Bucks Co., Pa., was born June 9, 1869; died Feb. 26, 1951; aged 81 y. 8 m. 17 d. He was married to Lydia Bechtel, with whom he celebrated their sixtieth wedding anniversary a week before he died. His home was near Lansdale where he had engaged in farming and dairying. He was sexton of the Plain Mennonite Church for many years. Owing to a paralytic stroke, he was an invalid for the last four years. Surviving are his wife and the following children: Mrs. Martha Alderfer, Lansdale; Lydia-Mrs. Isaac Gehman, Kulpsville, Pa.; Howard, Eli and Emanuel, all of Lansdale. Funeral services were conducted March 1, 1951, at the house by Paul R. Clemens and at the Plain Mennonite Church by Watne Kratz, J. C.Clemens, and John E. Lapp. Text: I Sam. 20: 18; Matt. 24: 44.
Kemrer, --- Lloyd S., son of Phares D. and Lillie C. Kemrer, was born near Vintage, Pa., Sept. 8, 1891; passed away at St. Joseph's Hospital, Lancaster, Pa., Jan. 26, 1951; aged 59 y. 4 m. 18 d. He was converted at the age of 17 and united with the Mennonite Church at Paradise. In 1911, when the family moved near Lancaster, Pa., his membership was transferred to E. Chestnut Street Mennonite Church, where he attended services faithfully as long as he was able. Seven weeks before his death he was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital for an operation. He lived all his life with his parents who still survive. Also surviving are the following brothers and sisters: Alice R., at home; John M., Lancaster, Pa.; Dorothy C., Harrisonburg, Va.; Phares C. and Clarence M., both of Lancaster. Lloyd was a good son and brother and will be greatly missed in his home. Funeral services were conducted at the Snyder Funeral Home in Lancaster By D. Stoner Krady, assisted by Jacob E. Brubaker. Text: Ps. 116: 15. Interment in Longenecker's Cemetery.
Metzler, -- Monroe H., son of the late Abram and Mary (Hernley) Metzler, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Jan. 20, 1878; passed away suddenly from a heart attack Dec. 18, 1950; aged 72 y. 10 m. 19 d. He was a member of the Manheim Mennonite Church. He is survived by his wife and three sons (Clarence, East Petersburg; Ralph, Manheim; Norman, York), 9 grandchildren, and 2 brothers (Herman, Lititz; and Abram, Manheim, Pa.). One daughter (Mary) and 2 little grandsons preceded him in death. Funeral services were held at Manheim Mennonite Church Dec. 21, in charge of Homer Bomberger and Ira Huber. Text: Amos 5: 12.
Mongold, -- Benjamin, son of the late Israel Mongold, was born near Bergton, Va., 1887; died at his home near Bergton, Jan. 15, 1951, in his sixty-fourth year. His entire life was spent in the Bergton, Va., and Mathias, W. Va., community. His death followed several months of illness from an anaemic condition which finally resulted in a stroke. A man of quiet and peaceable disposition, he made friends with all who met him. Since early manhood he had been a faithful member of the Mennonite Church, worshiping with the Mt. Hermon Congregation. On Jan. 4, 1822, he was married to Clelia Halterman, who survives. Also surviving are 4 brothers (Jesse Lee, and Elmer, of Bergton; Israel, Westernport, Md.), and 1 sister (Mrs. Eliza Sours, Tifflin, Ohio). Funeral services were held Jan. 18, at the Mathias Church of the Brethren in charge of Timothy Showalter, assisted by Linden M. Wenger. Burial was made in the Halterman Cemetery.
Transcriber's note: Anaemic can also be spelled as Anemic.
Rittenhouse, Samuel C., son of Jacob K., and Elizabeth Rittenhouse, was born Dec. 6, 1865, near Lansdale, Pa.; departed this life Jan. 29, 1951; aged 85 y.1 m. 23 d. He was married to Jennie Aldefer and celebrated their sixtieth wedding anniversary Dec. 20, 1950. Their home was on a farm near Kulpsville, Pa. Surviving are his wife, 2 sons (Norman and Jacob, Lansdale, Pa.), 8 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers (Abraham C., Jacob C., both of Lansdale), and 1 sister (Hanna C. Clemens, Lansdale). Funeral services were held Feb. 3 at the house by Ellis Mack and at the Plain Mennonite Church by Wayne Kratz and John E. Lapp. Text: II Tim. 4: 6-8.
Sauder, -- Susie, daughter of the late Samuel and Anna (Martin) Weaver, and wife of Frank M. Sauder of Farmersville, Pa., was born May 8, 1878, in Lancaster Co., Pa.; died Dec. 28, 1950; aged 72 y. 7 m. 20 d. She was a member of the Martindale Mennonite Church. Although she suffered much the last few years, she attended church services regularly until her sudden passing which was due to heart trouble. She is survived by her husband and the following children: Martha-Mrs. Ralph Mohler, Ephrata, Pa.; Anna-Mrs. Elmer Martin, Myerstown, Pa.; Weaver, Mt. Joy, Pa.; Ella, Nora, and Katie, at home. She was preceded in death by 1 daughter. Funeral services were held Dec. 31 from the late home and at the Weaverland Mennonite Church in charge of Aaron Weaver, Paul Graybill, and David Weaver. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
Schrock, -- Ella, daughter of Peter and Anna (Garber) Schrock, was born near Delavan, Ill. Nov. 7, 1876; died at the Hansen Convalescent Home, Gibson City, Feb. 8, 1951; aged 75 y. 3 m. 1 d. She moved with her parents to the Fisher community at the age of 15 and with the exception of a few years spent in Michigan, she lived the rest of her life in this vicinity. She accepted Christ as her Saviour in her teens and united with the Mennonite Church and continued faithful until her death. She leaves to mourn her departure 1 brother (John, Fisher, Ill.), 8 nieces and nephews, and other relatives and friends. Three brothers and 3 sisters preceded her in death. Funeral services were held at the East Bend church in charge of Harold Zehr.
Stoltzfus, -- Annie B., daughter of the late Jacob Y. and Rachel (Kanegy) Zook, was born near Belleville, Pa., Dec. 29, 1878; died Jan. 28, 1951; aged 72 y. 29 d. She died from a heart attack. Surviving are her husband, John W., 1 daughter (Thelma-Mrs. Elam Glick Belleville), and 4 grandchildren, a nephew, Paul Zook, who Mr. and Mrs. Stoltzfus reared from childhood, 1 brother (Thomas J. Zook), and 1 sister (Rachel-Mrs. Harvey Krabill, West Liberty, Ohio). She was a faithful member of the Locust Grove Mennonite Church. Funeral services were in charge of Emanuel B. Peachey, assisted by Nevin Bender and John B. Zook. Text: John 14. Burial was made in the Locust Grove Cemetery.
Wenger, -- Roger Lee, infant son of Clarence and Dorothy (Wagler) Wenger, was born Feb. 11, 1951; passed away in the Washington County Hospital, Washington, Iowa, Feb. 12, 1951. Surviving are his parents, 1 brother (Donald Edward), 2 sisters (Carol Ann and Jane Elaine), the maternal grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. John Wagler) and the paternal grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Edd Wenger). Graveside services were held at the Bethel Mennonite Cemetery, Wayland, Iowa, conducted by Willard R. Leichty.
Transcribed by Marcia Bickel, Kansas.
Fisher, -- Karen Janelle, infant daughter of Lloyd and Evelyn (Burck) Fisher, Albany, Oreg., was stillborn Feb. 28, at the Albany General Hospital. Surviving are her parents, 2 brothers (James and Darrell), the maternal grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Burck, Albany), and the paternal grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Fisher, DeGraff, Ohio), great-grandparents (Mrs. Lavina Miller, Hubbard, Oreg., and Mrs. Mattie Detwiler, West Liberty, Ohio). A brief graveside service was held at St. John's Cemetery near Albany on March 2 with Paul E. Yoder, pastor of the Albany Mennonite church, officiating.
Hooley, -- Gertrude, daughter of Valentine and Catherine (Schrock) Yoder, was born Sept. 6, 1865 in Lagrange Co., Topeka, Ind.; passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Paul Troyer, Feb. 23, 1951, after a prolonged illness of cerebral arteriosclerosis; aged 85 y. 5 m. 22 d. She accepted Christ as her personal Saviour in 1884, and untied with the Town Lin Conservative Church, Shipshewana, Ind. Later she transferred her membership to the Forks Mennonite Church of which she was a faithful member and attended services as long as health permitted. She was married to Joseph Y. Hooley March 1, 1884. He preceded her in death three and one-half years ago. She is survived by 4 sons and 4 daughters (Levi, Noah, and Ora, Shipshewana; Menno, Topeka, Ind.; Lydia-Mrs. Elmer Murray, Gasport, N. Y.; Beulah-Mrs. Adam Burkholder, Pettisville, Ohio; Kathryn-Mrs. Aaron Albrecht, Middlebury, Ind.; and Luella-Mrs. Paul Troyer, Elkhart, Ind.), 57 grandchildren, 67 great-grandchildren, 5 brothers (Tobias, Daniel V., Moses V., Topeka, Ind.; Joseph E., Goshen, Ind.; and Lee L., Shipshewana), and other relatives and friends. One great-grandchild, 1 daughter-in-law, 2 brothers, father and mother preceded her in death. Funeral services were held at the home of her daughter, Luella, by John E. Gingrich and at the Forks Mennonite Church by Malvin Miller and E. C. Bontrager. Burial in the Bontrager Cemetery.
Kauffman, -- Anna, daughter of the late Michael and Barbara (Graber) Miller, was born near Maximo, Stark Co., Ohio, Jan.26, 1868; died at her home near Louisville, Ohio, Feb. 25, 1951; aged 83 y. 29 d. She accepted Christ at the age of fourteen and was baptized and received into he fellowship of the Beech Mennonite Church where she continued a faithful member until death. On Nov. 24, 1904, she was united in marriage to Jacob Krabill, who preceded her in death Aug. 4, 1920. On Dec. 24, 1928, she was united in marriage to Joseph Kauffman, of Sterling, Ohio. She never had children of her own, but she enjoyed her stepchildren and grandchildren. Her health had been failing for a number of years. During the past few months she was confined to her home. Complications set in which resulted in her death. She is survived by her husband, 2 stepdaughters (Mrs. Lisle Rouch and Mrs. Mildred Eikleberry, both of Wooster, Ohio), 2 step-sons (Howard E., Creston, Ohio; and Leonard I., Wooster), 13 step-grandchildren, 2 step-great-grandchildren, 1 sister (Mary Miller, of the home), 3 brothers (David, Samuel, and Amos Miller, all of Louisville, Ohio), with many other relatives and friends. Her first husband, parents, 6 brothers and 3 sisters preceded her in death. Funeral services were conducted from the home and the Beech Mennonite Church with the Brethren O. N. Johns and Ray Bair in charge. Interment was made in the church cemetery.
Leidig, -- Olive Alene, daughter of Leonard and Midland
Kindy, was born April 26, 1926, near Midland, Mich.; died
Feb. 23, 1951, at the Midland Hospital; aged 24 y. 9 m. 27 d.
She with her daughter, Violet, were burned severely in a fire
which destroyed the home of her parents where they were staying
while their own home was being remodeled. After having removed
two children from the burning bedroom, she tried to rescue Violet
but both were burned and died fifteen hours later at the hospital.
Early in life, at the age of twelve, she accepted Christ as her
Saviour and united with the Midland Mennonite Church of which
she was a member at the time of her death. She endeavored by God's
grace to live a consistent Christian life. In April, 1944, she
was married to Wilbur Leidig.
In 1945 they located near and worshiped at the Gospel Mission in Pinckney, Mich., until the close of 1948, which time they returned to Midland. Thos union was blessed with 5 children (Violet Rose, who preceded her in death only a few hours, Wilbur Wayne, Jr., Alice Fern, Grace Alene, and Naomi Elane). She leaves her sorrowing husband, 4 children, father, mother, 5 brothers (Erie, Midland; Orie, Doylestown, Pa.; Virgil, Oscar, and David, at home), 3 sisters (Ruth, Harrisonburg, Va.; Esther and Irene, at home), also her grandmother, 5 aunts, 4 uncles, and a host of relatives and friends. A double funeral was held at the Midland Mennonite Church, Feb. 25, in charge of F. F. Bontrager and Clarence Yoder. Interment was made in the Poseyville Cemetery.
Leidig, -- Violet Rose, daughter of Wilbur and the late Olive (Kindy) Leidig, was born July 16, 1945, near Ypsilanti, Mich.; passed away at the Midland Hospital Feb. 23, 1951; aged 5 y. 7 m. 7 d. She leaves to mourn her departure, her father, 1 brother (Wilbur Wayne Jr.), 3 sisters (Alice Fern, Grace Alene, Naomi Elane), grandparents, uncles, aunts, cousins, and friends. Funeral services were held at the Midland Mennonite Church Feb. 25, in charge of F. F. Bontrager and Clarence Yoder. Interment in the Poseyville Cemetery.
Mellinger,-- Aldus M., son of the Abram and Rebecca (Mohler) Mellinger, was born April 10, 1875, near Leola, Pa.; passed away Dec. 18, 1950, in the Ephrata Community Hospital; aged 75 y. 8 m. 8 d. He suffered from a heart condition for a few years. His wife, Lydia Ann (Zimmerman) Mellinger, preceded him death nearly six years ago. He is survived by the following children: Anna-Mrs. Aaron Horst, Hinkletown, Pa., with whom he made his home; Benjamin, New Holland, Pa.; Esther-Mrs. H. Landis Bair, Brownstown, Pa.; Abram, Hinkletown; also 3 brothers (John C., Kissel Hill; Harvey, Ephrata, Pa.; Samuel, Loganton, Pa.). He was a member of the Hinkletown Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the Esbenshade Funeral Home Dec. 21 by Eli Sauder and at Groffdale Mennonite Church by Warren Good and Mahlon Witmer. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
Raifsnider, -- Amanda C., daughter of the late John and Mary (Horst) Slothour, was born Feb. 21, 1875, near Chambersburg, Pa.; passed away March 2, 1951, at her home near Mt. Joy, Pa.; aged 76 y. 9 d. She was ill two weeks from a heart attack. She was a member of the Mt. Joy Mennonite Church. She became a church member fifty-one years ago. She was united in marriage to Jacob W. Raifsnider Dec. 20, 1898. Surviving are her husband, 2 sons (Harvey Hagerstown, Md., and Lloyd, Columbia, Pa.), 1 daughter (Velva, at home), 1 brother (Abram, Ashland, Ohio), and 1 sister (Ella-Mrs. Rowe Crunkleton, Chambersburg, Pa.), also 5 grandchildren. Funeral services were held March 5, from the Nissley Funeral Home and at the Mt. Joy Mennonite Church with Henry Lutz in charge. Interment in the Kraybill Cemetery near Mt. Joy.
Gingrich, -- Ida, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Shantz, Waterloo, Ont., was born May 28, 1899; died Feb. 26, 1951; aged 51 y. 8m. 29 d. On Dec. 27, 1922, she was married to Eli B. Gingrich. This union was blessed with 5 daughters. Left to mourn her departure are her husband, 5 children (Olive-Mrs. Clayton Shantz, Elora, Ont.; Wilma, Kitchener, Ont.; Eileen, Doris, and Fern, at home), 1 grandchild, 3 brothers (Edwin, Preston, Ont.; Joseph, Kitchener; and Jesse, Waterloo, Ont.), 3 sisters (Agnes-Mrs. David Martin, Alice-Mrs. Sidney Brubacher, Elmira, Ont.; and Valira-Mrs. Eden Martin, Waterloo). After her marriage, she resided with her husband on a farm in Peel Twp. She united with the Mennonite Church in her youth and had her church home at the Floradale Mennonite Church. Funeral services were conducted in the home by Olive D. Snider and at the Floradale Mennonite Church by Oliver D. Snider, assisted by Roy S. Koch, St. Jacobs, Ont. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Short, -- Jonas S., son of Daniel and Anna (Stuckey) Short, was born near Archbold, Fulton Co., Ohio, June 3, 1871; departed from this life at the Wauseon Hospital, March 9, 1951; aged 79 y. 9 m. 6 d. Death followed an illness of three days. On Dec. 6, 1892, he was united in marriage to Mary Ann Beck, who passed away Oct. 18, 1939. This union was blessed with 8 children. He is survived by 5 sons and 2 daughters (Dan L., Sylvanus H., Mabel-Mrs. Joe Wyse, Monroe, Anna-Mrs. Jesse Wyse, Freeman R., and Virgil V., all of Archbold and vicinity), 35 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, 1 sister (Martha-Mrs. Sam Aschliman, Archbold, Ohio), and many other near relatives and friends. He was a family of 11 children. He was preceded in death by his companion, 1 daughter (Zelma), 2 grandchildren, 5 brothers, and 4 sisters. In his youth he accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Saviour and united with the Mennonite Church and remained faithful until death. He was much interested in the spiritual welfare of his family and in the work of the church. He served a number of years as a trustee of the Lockport congregation and for nearly forty years of the Lockport Cemetery. Since the passing of his companion he made his home with his youngest son and family. He spent his entire life in the community of his birth except the last five summers when he served as a caretaker at Little Eden Camp. Funeral services were held March 11, at the home and at the Lockport Church in charge of Freeman Aschliman, Simon Stuckey, D. Wyse Graber, and Walter Stuckey. Burial in the Lockport Cemetery.
Sommers, -- Levi B., son of Jacob and Magdalene Sommers, was born near Pettisville, Ohio, July 20, 1880; died Nov. 23, 1950, at Archbold, Ohio; aged 70 y. 4 m. 3d. Death followed a lingering illness caused by a stroke which left him helpless for sixteen months. He was one of a family of five children. His father, mother, three brothers, and one sister preceded him in death, he being the last one of the family to answer the summons. As a child he moved with his parents to Stuttgart, Ark., and after the death of his mother he lived in the home of his oldest brother, Samuel. In 1920, he with his brother's family located near Pryor, Okla., where he resided until 1943, when he returned to Archbold, Ohio. His immediate survivors are a number of nieces and nephews. In his youth he accepted Christ as his Saviour and became a member of the Mennonite Church and remained faithful until death. Funeral services were in charge of E. B. Frey, Henry Wyse, and P. L. Frey. Burial in Eckley Cemetery.
Witmer, --Judith Marie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Witmer, was born March 14, 1947; died at the Toronto Children's Hospital, Feb. 5, 1951; aged 3 y. 10 m. 22 d. Judy suffered from illness intermittently for more than a year. Surviving are her parents, 1 sister (Doreen), and 2 brothers (Murray and James). Funeral services were held in the First Mennonite Church, Feb. 8, in charge of John H. Hess.
Wagler, -- Christian Z., son of the late John W., and Anna (Zehr) Wagler, was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., Oct. 20, 1876; died at his home in South Easthope Feb. 10, 1951; aged 74 y. 3m. 21 d. In his youth he accepted Christ as his personal Saviour and was a faithful member of the East Zorra Amish Mennonite Church until death. In 1904 he was united in marriage with Veronica Schwartzentruber, who preceded him in death in 1920. In his second marriage in 1921, he was united with Barbara Schwartzentruber, sharing the joys and sorrows of life together for 30 y. less 7 d. He leaves to mourn his departure, his beloved companion, 1 son and 5 daughters (Kenneth John and Alice, at home; Elizabeth-Mrs. Allan Swartzentruber, Lavina-Mrs. Solomon Swartzentruber, both of Petersburg; Katie-Mrs. Lloyd Yantzi, Lauretta-Mrs. Louis Lichti, both of Shakespeare), 10 grandchildren, 1 sister (Mrs. Nick D. Roth, Clarence N. Y.), 4 brothers (Moses, Joseph, and Noah, Shakespeare; and John, Wellesley), and many relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted at his late home by Daniel Wagler and at the Sixteenth Line Church by Henry Yantzi and Floyd Schmucker. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
Transcribed by Marcia Bickel, Kansas.