Clemens, Rachel Arlene, daughter of Mrs. Clara (Keen) Swartz, was born Dec. 4, 1938, at Spring City, Pa.; died as the result of a tractor accident, Sept. 18, 1959, at Worcester, Pa.; aged 20 y. 9 m. 14 d. On May 2, 1959, she was married to David R. Clemens, who survives. Besides her husband and mother, she is survived by 12 brothers and sisters (Paul, Jonas, Charles, Ralph, Ruth-Mrs. Cletus Poper, Beulah-Mrs. Manford Miller, Anna-Mrs. James Long, Laura-Mrs. Roy Miller, Edith-Mrs. Alfred Detter, Samuel, Chester, and Mildred-Mrs. John Mast). She was a member of the Vincent congregation. Funeral services on Sept. 22, at the Worcester Church, were in charge of Paul K. Clemens, Matthew Kolb, and Jacob Kolb; interment in Worcester Cemetery.
Esch, Jacob, son of the late David and Fannie (Kanagy) Esch, was born July 5, 1869, in Juanita Co., Pa.; died Aug. 22, 1959, near Intercourse, Pa.; aged 90 y. 1 m. 17 d. He was married to Mary Miller, who died Dec. 1936. He was the oldest son of a family of 12 children. Occupation: watchmaker for about 60 years. He was a member of the Amish Church. Surviving are 4 children (Anna M.-Mrs. Amos U. Glick, Lancaster; Samuel M., Ronks; Lydia M.-Mrs. Amos L., Lapp, Gordonville; and Elam M., Lancaster), and 4 brothers and sisters (Lizzie Smucker, West Liberty, Ohio; Menno, Mio, Mich.; Samuel, Elverson, Pa.; and Fannie-Mrs. Harvey Miller, Kelliher, Minn.).
Fretz, Lydia, daughter of Amos and Anna (Martin) Cressman, was born Sept. 6, 1872, at New Hamburg, Ont.; died of pneumonia Aug. 4, 1959, at her home in Vineland Station, Ont.; aged 86 y. 10 m. 29 d. She was married in 1894 to Christian Fretz, who died June 30, 1944. Surviving are 2 daughters (Anna-Mrs. Aaron Hallman and Mrs. Lena Ressor), 9 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. One son preceded her in death. She was a member of the First Mennonite Church, Vineland, Ont.; where funeral services were held Aug. 6, in charge of Wayne North, A. L. Fretz, and Elvin Snyder.
Geiser, Terry Lee, infant son of John and Iva (Kauffman) Geiser, was born Aug. 21 and died Aug. 22, 1959. Besides his parents, he leaves his twin brother (Larry Lou). Graveside services were held in the Bowne Mennonite Church Cemetery, Clarksville, Mich., with T. E. Schrock officiating.
Gerig, Christian Conrad, son of the late Bishop Christian R. and Mary (Conrad) Gerig, was born June 14, 1895, near Wayland, Iowa; died in Linn Co., Oreg., after a long illness, Aug. 28, 1959; aged 64 y. 2 m. 14 d. On Oct. 10, 1919, he was married to Ida Boshart, who survives. Also surviving are 4 sons (Irvin and Clarence, Albany, Oreg.; Norman and Dean, Lebanon, Oreg.) 3 daughters (Hazel Eby, Lebanon; Ruth-Mrs. Dale Birky, Scio, Oreg.; and Laura, Portland, Oreg.), 13 grandchildren, his stepmother (Anna K. Gerig, Albany), 4 brothers (Martin and Harry, Lebanon; Amon, Albany; and Ben, Santa Cruz, Calif.), and 2 sisters (Fannie Roth, Wayland, Iowa; and Lizzie-Mrs. D. A. Roth, Lebanon). One daughter, an infant granddaughter, a brother and a sister preceded him in death. He was a member of the Fairview Church where funeral services were held Aug. 31, in charge of N. M. Birky.
Graber, Lloyd Francis, son of William and Nora (Slaubaugh) Graber, was born March 6, 1941, at Mylo, N. Dak.; died at the Goshen (Ind.) Hospital, Aug. 13, 1959, as the result of a traffic accident; aged 18 y. 5 m. 7 d. Surviving are his parents, 8 brothers (Joseph, Argos, Ind.; Benjamin, Indianapolis; Clarence, Goshen; Homer, North Webster; Glenn, Wakarusa; Allen Carl, and Arden, at home), 2 sisters ( Margaret and Elva, at home), and one grandparent (Anna Slaubaugh). He was a member of the North Main Street congregation, Nappanee, Ind., where funeral services were held on Aug. 16, in charge of Homer F. North and Richard W. Yoder; interment in South Union Cemetery.
Hamsher, Anna, daughter of Emery and Emma (Zuercher) Weaver, was born Feb. 11, 1901, at Walnut Creek, Ohio; died Aug. 29, 1959, of a heart condition, at Walnut Creek; aged 58 y. 6 m. 18 d. She was married on Jan. 7, 1922, at Sugarcreek, Ohio, to Melvin Hamsher, who survives. Also surviving are one son and one daughter (Richard, Beach City, Ohio; and Carol, at home), one brother and 2 sisters (Oscar and Mrs. Henry Snyder, both of Walnut Creek; and Mrs. Warner Maxwell, Berlin, Ohio), and one grandchild. She was a member of the Walnut Creek Church, where funeral services on Sept. 1 were in charge of Paul R. Miller, A. W. Miller, and Venus Hershberger.
Harshbarger, Joseph Emmett, son of Joseph Samuel and Hettie (Landis) Harshbarger, was born Aug. 1, 1884, near Waynesboro, Va.; died at Wolf Point, Mont., Sept. 6, 1959; aged 75 y. 1 m. 5 d. He was married to Pearl Kauffman at Coalridge, Mont., on May 23, 1926. His wife died Jan. 8, 1928. An infant child, 2 brothers and 2 sisters also preceded him in death. Surviving are 2 brothers (Menno and John, Coalridge, Mont.), and one sister (Anna Yoder, Lyndhurst, Va.). He was a member of the Mennonite Church at Coalridge. Services on Sept. 9 were held at the Funeral Chapel, Plentywood, Mont., in charge of Floyd Kauffman; interment at Kenmare, N. Dak.
Hershberger, Ephraim D., son of Daniel and Martha (Farmwald) Hershberger, was born near Goshen, Ind., Dec. 14, 1868; died at his home in Kalona, Iowa, Aug. 25, 1959; aged 90 y. 8m. 11 d. On Nov. 28, 1895, he married Dorinda Kempf of Kalona. Surviving are his wife, 5 sons (Guy, Goshen, Ind.; Jay, Houston, Texas; Ralph, Los Angeles, Calif.; Samuel, Iowa City, Iowa; and Daniel, Maywood, Ill.), 4 daughters (Cora-Mrs. Simon Brenneman, Iowa City; Barbara, Porterville, Calif.; Mary-Mrs. Clark Brenneman, Wellman, Iowa; and Edna-Mrs. Wallace Gascho, Kalona), 15 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, 3 brothers (Chancey, Kalona; Dan, Chicago, Ill.; and Leo, Manawa, Wis.), and 2 sisters (Fannie Stimes, Zion, Ill.; and Amanda Deutsche, Los Angeles, Calif.). He united with the East Union Church and transferred his membership to the Kalona Church when it was organized.
Hershey, Elmer J., son of Jacob M. and Mary (Eby) Hershey, was born Jan. 24, 1884, at Byerstown, Pa.; died Aug. 21, 1959, at Gulfport (Miss.) Memorial Hospital; aged 75 y. 6 m. 27 d. In 1892 the family moved to Palmyra, Mo., and in 1907 to La Junta, Colo. He was married to Nora Wenger, Canton, Kans., on Dec. 23, 1908. He was a charter member of the Palmyra congregation when it was organized in 1898. In 1922, he with his wife and 2 children moved to Gulfport, Miss., where he was ordained as deacon of the Gulfhaven Church in April 1931. Surviving are his wife, a daughter (Mary), and a son (Samuel), both of Gulfport, 2 brothers (Paul J., Cheraw, Colo.; and Isaac E., of Gulfport), and 2 sisters (Eva-Mrs. Alvin Ever, Cheraw; and Martha-Mrs. Sherman Kauffman, La Junta, Colo.). Funeral services at the Gulfhaven Church were in charge of E. J. Miller, and Paul L. Yoder; interment in Gulfhaven Cemetery.
Hochstetler, Wm., son of Martin and Eva (Mullet) Hochstetler, was born May 2, 1889, near Bremen, Ind.; died of a heart condition, Sept. 8, 1959, at his home, Nappanee, Ind.; aged 70 y. 4 m. 6 d. He was married to Mary Maust on Sept. 15, 1923. Surviving are his wife, 4 children (Dean, Nappanee; Mary Ellen and Miriam, at home; and Alan, who is in Pax service in Vietnam), 4 grandchildren, 3 brothers and 3 sisters (Oscar, Calvin and Elmer, all of Bremen; Mrs. Jesse Bleile and Mrs. Roy Strauss, Nappanee; and Mrs. Ralph Shaum, Wakarusa, Ind.). One son, 3 brothers, and one sister preceded him in death. He was a member of the North Main Street Church, where funeral services were held Sept. 11, with Homer F. North and Richard Yoder, officiating; burial in South Union Cemetery.
Kandel, William E., son of Eli and Sarah (Weaver) Kandel, was born Oct. 20, 1888, near Walnut Creek, Ohio; died by drowning when a boat upset on a pond near Berlin, Ohio, June 29, 1959; aged 70 y. 8m. 9 d. He was married Feb. 5, 1910, to Martha Hostetler, who survives. Also surviving are 5 children (Walter, Orrville, Ohio; Florence-Mrs. Paul Ressler, Dalton; Iona-Mrs. Vernon Miller, Keota, Iowa; Dorothy-Mrs. Ralph Weaver, Orrville; and Clyde Gerber, a foster son, Benton, Ohio), 2 brothers and a sister (Abe E., Joe E., and Fanny, all of Berlin). He was a member of the Martins Creek Church, where funeral services on July 2 were in charge of O. D. Miller, George Brunk, Roman Stutzman, and Warren Miller.
Kurtz, Martha E., daughter of Jonathan B. and Martha E. (Yoder) Hartzler, was born Feb. 7, 1878, in Logan Co., Ohio; died Sept. 14, 1959, at the Welsh Mt. Samaritan Home, New Holland, Pa.; aged 81 y. 7 m. 7 d. She was married on Nov. 2, 1905, to John Z. Kurtz, New Wilmington, Pa. Surviving are her husband and a son (Archie, West Liberty, Ohio). She was a member of the Maple Grove Church, New Wilmington, Pa. Funeral services were held at the Weaver Funeral Home, New Holland, Pa., Sept. 17, in charge of Nathan Nussbaum; interment in Hershey Mennonite Cemetery, New Holland.
Lapp, Ida, daughter of Andrew and Maria (Engle) Good, and widow of the late widely known Bishop D. G. Lapp, was born Aug. 20, 1869, at Clarinda, Iowa; died Sept. 14, 1959, at Elkhart, Ind.; aged 89 y. 11 m. 25 d. She was married to Daniel G. Lapp, at Peabody, Kans. He died Dec. 11, 1951. Surviving are 6 children (Paul, Mahlon, Truman, and James, all of Sterling, Ill.; Leon, Hopedale; and Velma-Mrs. Wilbur Hostetler), and a brother (Noah Good, Richmond, Calif.). One son preceded her in death. She was a member of the Science Ridge Church, Sterling, Ill., where funeral services were held Sept. 17, in charge of J. Frederick Erb and A. C. Good.
Martin, Amos (Peck), son of Ben and Lena Martin,
was born June 12, 1890, at Hopedale, Ill.; died at Kouts,
Ind., Aug. 2, 1959, after a year's illness; aged 69 y. 1m. 20
d. On Oct. 13, 1921, he was married to Leah Egli, who survives.
Also surviving are 4 daughters, 4 sons, 18 grandchildren, one
sister, and 5 brothers. He was a member of the Hopewell Church,
where funeral services were held Aug. 4, in charge of Emanuel
Birky. [Note: Wife, Leah Amelia Martin's obituary has 1912 as the
marriage date - see Gospel Herald,
October, 1, 1968, vol LXI, page 896]
Miller, Emanuel J., son of Jacob L. and Lucinda (Chupp) Miller, was born March 26, 1892, in Elkhart Co., Ind.; died Aug. 28, 1959, at his home in Sturgis, Mich.; aged 67 y. 5 m. 2 d. On Nov. 14, 1912, he was married to Fannie Miller, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons and one daughter (John, Sturgis; George, Lagrange, Ind.; and Edna-Mrs. John Currier, Burr Oak, Mich.), 2 brothers (Joni, Sarasota, Fla.; and Daniel, Dunlap, Ind.), and 11 grandchildren. Three brothers and one sister preceded him in death. Occupation: carpenter. Among his later responsibilities was the remodeling of the Froh Bros. Homestead. He was a member of the Locust Grove Church, where funeral services were held in charge of Orvin J. Hooley and Lee J. Miller; interment in the Shore Cemetery, Shipshewana, Ind.
Miller, Warren D., son of Orrin D. and Catherine (Schmucker) Miller, was born Oct. 9, 1925, at Canton, Ohio; died as the result of a car accident on Aug. 25, 1959, at the Mercy Hospital, Canton, Ohio; aged 33 y. 10 m. 16 d. He was married on Nov. 20, 1948, at Smithville, Ohio, to Mercie Conrad. Occupation: employee of Perfection Launderers and Cleaners. Surviving are his wife, 4 children (Darrell, Diane, Douglas, and Connie), his parents, one brother (Robert) all of Canton, and one sister (Ellen of MCC, Akron, Pa.). He was a member of the Beech Church, where funeral services on Aug. 28 were in charge of O. N. Johns and Ray Bair.
Myer, Elias W., son of Elias and Annie (Witmer) Myer, was born near Paradise, Pa., Dec. 15, 1892; died of a stroke May 24, 1959, at his home near Lancaster, Pa.; aged 66 y. 5 m. 9 d. He was married on Nov. 11, 1914, to Cora Z. Landis, who survives. Also surviving are 4 children (Harold L., East Petersburg, Pa.; Elmer L., at home; Elsie M.-Mrs. J. Lloyd Wolgemuth, Mt. Joy, Pa.; and Bertha M., at home), 7 grandchildren, one brother and 4 sisters (Amos W., Gettysburg, Pa.; Nora-Mrs. Noah Landis, Kirkwood, Pa.; Annie-Mrs. Abram Siegrist, Witmer, Pa.; Ruth-Mrs. Landis Buckwalter, Lancaster; and Frances-Mrs. Willis Groff, Willow Street, Pa.), One son preceded him in death. He was a member of the Stumptown Church, where services were held May 27, in charge of Elmer G. Martin, Lloyd M. Eby, and John Oberholtzer.
Myers, Alice E., daughter of the late Frank and Mary (Erb) Nissley, died May 21, 1959, at her home in Elizabethtown, Pa., after an illness of several weeks; aged 60 y. 11 d. On June 21, 1923, she was married to Raymond E. Myers. Surviving are 3 children (Richard, Elizabethtown; Naomi-Mrs. Ralph Zeager, Trout Run; and Orpha-Mrs. Leroy Hess, Elizabethtown), 5 grandchildren, 4 brothers and 4 sisters (Elmer and Henry, Middletown, Pa.; Alvin, Bainbridge, Pa.; David, Elizabethtown; Francis, Middletown, Pa.; Barbara Hammaker, Mechanicsburg; Mary Engle, Manheim; and Anna Caslow, Elizabethtown). She was a member of Good's Church. Funeral services were in charge of Ira Z. Miller and Jay Bechtold; interment in Good's Cemetery.
Neuhauser, John C., son of Christian and Mary (Sann) Neuhauser, was born June 22, 1886, near Morton, Ill.; died of a heart condition at Eureka, Ill., May 3, 1959; aged 72 y. 10 m. 11 d. On Dec. 21, 1911, he was married to Mary Ann Householter, who survives. Also surviving are a daughter (Arline-Mrs. Paul Zehr), and 3 granddaughters.
Nofziger, William, son of Peter and Elizabeth (Sauder) Nofziger, was born Dec. 24, 1876; died of a heart attack at his home near Stryker, Ohio; aged 82 y. 9 m. 11 d. On Nov. 5, 1901, he was married to Rosa Short, who died less than a year later when she and infant son were taken from him. On Jan. 26, 1905, he was married to Elizabeth Stuckey, who preceded him in death by a little less than two years. To them were born 4 sons and one daughter (Ralph, Wauseon; Dennis, Glen, and Cora-Mrs. Harold Wyse, Archbold; and Dale, Bedford, Ohio). Also surviving are 33 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, and one brother (Henry, Bryan, Ohio). Five brothers and 3 sisters preceded him in death. He was a member of the Lockport Church, where funeral services were held Sept. 7, in charge of the local ministry.
Nussbaum, Lewis, son of Jacob and Anna (Neuenschwander) Nussbaum, was born Sept. 25, 1906, near Kidron, Ohio; died of a coronary occlusion, Aug. 30, 1959, at his home near Dalton, Ohio; aged 52 y. 11m. 5 d. On Feb. 10, 1929, he was married to Anna Arlene Falb. Surviving are his wife, 9 children (Betty Jean-Mrs. Eli Hochstetler, Dalton, Ohio; Edith Anne-Mrs. Neil Gingerich, Mt. Pleasant, Pa.; Doris Eileen-Mrs. Edward Stutzman, Berlin; Kenneth Leroy, Scottdale, Pa.; Gordon Everett, Dalton; Claire Evan, Earl Melvin, Evelyn Marie and Norman Lee, at home), 10 grandchildren, 4 brothers and 4 sisters (Levi, Orrville; Noah, Dalton; Eli and Amos, Kidron; Sara-Mrs. Leonard Amstutz, Orrville; Mary-Mrs. Theo. Fleuckiger, Dalton; Aldine-Mrs. Mose Amstutz, Kidron; and Martha-Mrs. Sylvan Hofstetter, Apple Creek, Ohio). He was a member of the Kidron Chruch, where funeral services were held Sept.1, in charge of Reuben Hofstetter, J. William Detweiler, Isaac Zuercher, Paul Brunner, and Paul Hummel.
Propst, Open Loy, son of George and Fannie (Simmons) Propst, was born Jan. 25, 1902, near Sugar Grove, W. Va.; died at the Rockingham Memorial Hospital, Harrisonburg, Va., May 1, 1959; aged 57 y. 3 m. 6 d. On Jan. 2, 1929, he married Annie Mary Shank, who survives. Also surviving are 4 daughters (Eula-Mrs. Melvin Wampler, Harrisonburg; Doris-Mrs. Denver DeHaven, Bartow, Fla.; Hannah-Mrs. Earl Crowe, Mt. Sidney, Va.; and Irene-Mrs. Harold Terry, Mt. Solon, Va.), 7 grandchildren, one brother, 3 half brothers, and one half sister. He was a member of the Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held May 4 at the Bank Church, in charge of Harold Eshleman and Daniel W. Lehman.
Ropp, Catherine, daughter of John and Fannie Gascho, was born in Huron Co., Ont., Sept. 1, 1863; died in Lapeer Co., Mich., after a long illness, July 11, 1959; aged 95 y. 9 m. 10 d. On Dec. 23, 1885, she was married to Bishop Peter Ropp, who died Feb. 7, 1944. Six children and one half brother also preceded her in death. Surviving are 5 children (Matilda-Mrs. Isaac Kennel, Albany, Oreg.; Anna-Mrs. Emanuel Ropp, Bad Axe, Mich.; Lizzie-Mrs. Milford Schuler, Swartz Creek, Mich.; Lena-Mrs. Ray Sutherland, Almont, Mich.; and Lily, at home), 32 grandchildren, 63 great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild, 3 brothers (Chris, Zurich; Jacob, Imlay City, Mich.; and David, Boise, Idaho), 4 half sisters and one half brother (Emma-Mrs. Jacob Kipper, Fannie-Mrs. David Oesch, Sarah-Mrs. Sam Gingerich, all of Zurich, Ont.; Edith-Mrs. John Jantzi, Baden, Ont.; and Mose). Funeral services were held at the Bethany Church, Imlay City, July 14, in charge of Edwin J. Yoder.
Schmucker, Noah, son of Daniel and Catherine (Conrad) Schmucker, was born March 31, 1890, near Louisville, Ohio; died of a heart attack July 18, 1959, at his home in Louisville; aged 69 y. 3 m. 17 d. He was married to Ella Conrad on Sept. 14, 1915, at Louisville. Occupation: farmer and factory worker. Surviving are his wife, 3 children (Myron, Harrisonburg, Va.; Merlin, Louisville; and Eileen, at home), 14 grandchildren, 4 sisters and 3 brothers. One son and one daughter preceded him in death. He was a member of the Beech Church, where funeral services on July 20 were in charge of O. N. Johns and Ray Bair.
Shank, Lydia Frances, daughter of Martin A. and Kate (Shank) Lahman, was born April 8, 1875, near Mt. Clinton, Va.; died from complications resulting from a fall at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Walter Beery, Dayton, Va., Aug. 20, 1959; aged 84 y. 12 d. She was married on Feb. 20, 1895, near Harrisonburg, Va., to James H. Shank, who died Jan. 9, 1944. Her husband was a deacon in the Middle District of the Virginia Conference and she was for many years a deaconess in this district. Four children died in infancy. Surviving are 8 children (Bertha-Mrs. Frank Beery and Mary-Mrs. Walter Beery, both of Dayton, Va.; Pearl-Mrs. John Brenneman, Denbigh, Va.; Fannie-Mrs. Joseph Heatwole, Penn Laird, Va.; Annie-Mrs. Marvin Hartman, Elida, Ohio; James T., and Boyd L., both of Harrisonburg, Va.; and Byard W., Criglersville, Va.), 36 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, 4 sisters (Hannah-Mrs. Joseph Brunk, Della-Mrs. Walter Hartman, Isa-Mrs. Emory Coakley, all of Harrisonburg; and Ottie-Mrs. L. A. Bowman, Dayton, Va.), 3 brothers (John C., Denbigh, Va.; Roy J. and C. Weaver, Harrisonburg). She was a member of the Pike Church, where funeral services were held on Aug. 22, in charge of Aldine Brenneman, assisted by Daniel W. Lehman and John E. Kurtz.
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Burkholder, David W., son of Peter F. and Barbara (Grieser) Burkholder, was born near Archbold, Ohio, Aug. 1, 1870; died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Arthur Eicher, Archbold, Ohio, Sept. 2, 1959; aged 89 y. 1 m. 1 d . On Aug. 16, 1894, he was married to Lydia Freyenberger. To this union were born 7 children. His wife, 2 sons, and one daughter preceded him in death. On March 31, 1943, he was married to Emma Zeigler, who died Nov. 4, 1955. Surviving are 4 children (Adam, Pettisville; Bertha-Mrs. Arthur Eicher, Archbold; Ella-Mrs. Aaron Klopfenstein, Grabill, Ind.; and Ervin, Conrad, Nebr.), 4 stepchildren (Bertha-Mrs. Harry Hoover, Bareville, Pa.; Tobias W. Martin, New Holland; Lizzie-Mrs. Henry R. Hoover, Ephrata; and Mary-Mrs. David H. Martin, New Holland), 16 grandchildren, and 38 great-grandchildren. He was a member of the Central Church where funeral services were in charge of E. B. Frey and Jesse Short; burial in Eckley Cemetery.
Kauffman, David LeRoy, youngest son of Milo and Clara (Fricker) Kauffman, Hesston, Kans., was born Feb. 1, 1958, at Newton, Kans.; died Sept. 25, 1959, at Bethel Deaconess Hospital, Newton, Kans., following a brief illness; aged 1 y. 7 m. 24 d. Surviving are his parents 6 sisters (Marilyn-Mrs. Maurice Miller, North Newton, Kans.; Joy-Mrs. Merle Sears, Washington, Ill.; Evelyn, Gloria, Bonnie, and Phyllis), 2 brothers (Charles, Overland Park, Kans.; and Milo Jr.), and the grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Charles Fricke, Chicago, Ill.). Funeral services were in charge of Edwin Weaver, interment in Pennsylvania Cemetery, Hesston, Kans.
Kennell, John E., son of Peter W., and Katie S. (Ulrich) Kennell, was born July 24, 1895, at Roanoke, Ill.; died of a heart attack Sept. 10, 1959, at Eureka, Ill.; aged 64 y. 1 m. 17 d. He was married on Jan. 30, 1919, to Martha Garber, Metamora, Ill. Surviving are his wife, 2 sons (Chester and Robert, both of Eureka), 3 brothers (Noah, Simon, Roanoke; and Irvin, Eureka), 3 sisters (Mrs. Henry Reeb, Roanoke; Mrs. Elmer King, Eureka; and Sadie E. Kennell, Monmouth, Ill.), and 6 grandchildren. He was a member of the Roanoke Church, where funeral services on Sept 12 were in charge of Wesley E. Jantz.
Kriebel, Martha, daughter of the late John and Mary (Rickert) Ruth, was born July 25, 1885, in Bucks Co., Pa.; died of a cardiorenal illness Aug. 16, 1959, at the home of her son, Warren, Souderton, Pa.; aged 74 y. 22 d. She was married in 1907, to Frank C. Kriebel, who died in 1929. Surviving are 2 sons and 2 daughters (Abram, Collegeville; Warren, Souderton; Mary-Mrs. Norman Benner, Telford; and Sarah-Mrs. Edwin Fels, Quakertown, Pa.), 19 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, 2 brothers (Israel of Howard, Pa.; and Jacob, Colmar, Pa.), and one sister (Elizabeth Hange, Line Lexington, Pa.). She was a member of the Souderton, Church where funeral services were in charge of Jacob M. Moyer, assisted by R. B. Musselman and A. D. Ruth.
Martin, Amos, Elmira, Ont., son of Noah B. and Catherine Martin, was born Aug. 28, 1874, in Peel Twp., Ont.; died Sept. 17, 1959, after a long illness at Likeholme Lodge, St. Jacobs, Ont.; aged 85 y. 20 d. On March 1, 1903, he was married to Angeline Musser, who died Oct. 14, 1940. Surviving are 2 sisters (Lydian-Mrs. Israel Martin and Hannah-Mrs. Isaiah Bauman), both of Wallenstein, Ont. Two brothers and 4 sisters preceded him in death. He was a member of the Elmira Church, where funeral services on Sept 21 were in charge of Howard S. Bauman and Oliver D. Snider.
Meyer, Maude Mae, daughter of Chris F. and Sarah (Short) Wyse, was born March 24, 1889, at Archbold, Ohio; died Sept. 18, 1959; at the Memorial Hospital, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa; aged 70 y. 5 m. 25 d. She was married on Nov. 25, 1910, to Ben C. Meyer, who died Dec. 26, 1940. Two daughters, 2 sisters, one brother and a grandson also preceded her in death. Surviving are 3 sons (Harold, Dean, and Donald, all of Wayland, Iowa), one sister (Elizabeth-Mrs. Cletus Aschliman, Archbold, Ohio), 4 brothers (Arthur J., Wayland; Joe and Dan, Archbold; and Willard, Allegan, Mich.), and 8 grandchildren. She was a member of the Sugar Creek Church, where funeral services on Sept. 20 were in charge of Vernon S. Gerig and Willard Leichty.
Musser, Kate F., daughter of the late Jonas and Kathryn (Frank) Hess, was born near Lititz, Pa., Oct. 7, 1865; died after suffering from a broken hip, on June 2, 1959, at the Maple Farm Convalescent Home; aged 93 y. 7 m 27 d. She was married to Amos M. Musser, who died 15 years ago. Surviving are 2 sons (Frank H., Landisville; and Amos H., Salunga, Pa., with whom she had lived before breaking her hip) and 2 sisters (Mrs. Fannie Betzner, Kitchener, Ont.; and Mrs. Ellen Charles, Goshen, Ind.). Funeral services at the Landisville Church were in charge of Jacob L. and J. Raymond Charles; burial in Salunga Mennonite Cemetery.
Smith, Grace, daughter of James and Gemima Armentrout, was born Jan. 15, 1885, at Petersburg, W. Va.; died Aug. 31, 1959, at the South Side Hospital, Youngstown, Ohio; aged 76 y. 7 m. 16 d. On Oct. 15, 1902, she was married to L. K. Smith, who died in 1947. Surviving are one daughter (Ethel-Mrs. Clarence Muller, Harrisonburg, Va.), 4 sons (C. William and Albert L., Canfield, Ohio; Elmer T., Woodworth, Ohio; and Eddie, Columbiana, Ohio), a brother (Roy, Harrisonburg, Va.), 15 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the Midway church, Columbiana, Ohio, Sept. 3, in charge of Paul Yoder and Ernest Martin.
Smucker, Emma, daughter of Jonathan and Fanny Zook, was born near Vistula, Ind., Sept. 9, 1875; died from a cerebral hemorrhage Sept. 17, 1959, at the Goshen (Ind.) Hospital, where she had been a patient for four days; aged 84 y. 8 d. On Feb. 20, 1910, she was married to Jesse E. Smucker, who died Nov. 12, 1946. Surviving are 2 sons (Paul, Philadelphia; and Silas, Rensselaer), 4 daughters (Mrs. Edith Whipstock, Goshen; Ruth-Mrs. Ora C. Yoder, Shipshewana; Anna-Mrs. Wm. Ropp, Detroit; and Hazel-Mrs. Patton Yoder, Upland, Ind.), 16 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers (Joe, Sturgis, Mich.; and Oscar, Goshen), and 3 sisters (Ida-Mrs. Daniel Honrick, Ada-Mrs. Clarence Schrock and Verda-Mrs. Mahlon Hartzler, all of Goshen). Two of the grandchildren (Mrs. Wm. Alexander and Dale Whipstock) also grew to maturity in this home. She was a member of the Clinton Frame Church, where funeral services were held Sept. 20, in charge of Vernon E. Bontreger and Gordon Schrag.
Steria, Leah, daughter of John and Barbara (Bast) Martin, was born near Belfort, N. Y., April 11, 1879; died at her home in Croghan, N. Y., May 14, 1959; aged 80 y. 1 m. 3 d. She was married on Oct. 23, 1902, to Daniel Steria, who died Feb. 16, 1949. Surviving are 4 daughters (Ada-Mrs. Jacob Lehman, Croghan; Bertha-Mrs. Benjamin Lehman, Lowville, N.Y.; Barbara-Mrs. Dan Boes, Croghan; and Mary Steria, at home), 5 sons (Benjamin, Potsdam, N. Y.; Ralph and Alvin, Croghan; and Daniel and Richard, Carthage, N. Y.), 24 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, 3 sisters (Mrs. Lena Widrick, Mrs. Mary Jackson, and Emma-Mrs. Ben Lehman, all of Croghan), and 3 brothers (John, Croghan; Joseph and Ben, Lowville). Twin sons also preceded her in death. She was a member of the Croghan C. M. Church, where funeral services were held May 17, in charge of Lloyd Boshart and Leon Martin.
Troyer, Melissa, daughter of Joseph and Mary (Hubler) Lantz, was born March 26, 1875, at Kokomo, Ind.; died of cancer Sept. 17, 1959, at Kokomo; aged 84 y. 5 m. 22 d. On Oct. 17, 1908, she was married to Ben Troyer, who died in 1940. Surviving are one son (Orval), 3 stepchildren (Jennie Yoder, Percy Yoder, and Carrie Marner), and 2 brothers (Monroe and Ira). She was a member of the Howard-Miami Church, where funeral services were held on Sept. 19, in charge of A. G. Horner, E. J. Hochstedler, and Clayton Sommers; interment in Mast Cemetery.
Werner, Milton, son of George and Catherine (Hoover) Werner, was born April 23, 1874, at Fisherville, Ont.; died of a stroke Aug. 15, 1959, at the Haldimand Memorial Hospital, Dunnville, Ont.; aged 85 y. 3 m. 23 d. He was married on June 24, 1907, to Rosetta Hoover. He is surivived by his second wife (Gertie Clark Werner), 6 children (Catharine, Carl, John, David, Daniel and Mary-Mrs. Donald Moore-one child from his second marriage), 10 grandchildren, and one sister (Alma-Mrs. Alvin Culp, Vineland). He was a member of the Rainham Church, where funeral services were held Aug. 18, in charge of A. Lewis Fretz; interment in Lake Shore Cemetery.
Transcribed by Marcia Bickel, Kansas.
Benner, Anna N., daughter of the late Henry and Magdalena (Nice) Stout, was born at Doylestown, Pa., Jan. 1, 1894; passed away at her late home, Cabins, W. Va., on June 25, 1959; aged 65 y. 5 m. 24 d. On June 5, 1911, she was married to Rhine W. Benner, who survives. Also surviving are 7 of the 10 children born to them (James, Harrisonburg, Va.; Rhoda-Mrs. C. W. Hertzler, Bergton, Va.; Elva-Mrs. Earl H. Champ, Cabins, W. Va.; Timothy, Bareville, Pa.; Millard and Evelyn-Mrs. Lewis Swartzentruber, Greenwood, Del.; and Daniel, Pedro, Ohio), 28 grandchildren, 3 brothers and 3 sisters (Norman, Jacob, Paul, and Laura-Mrs. Abram Yoder, all of Souderton, Pa.; Estella-Mrs. Harvey Blank, Telford, Pa.; and Alverda-Mrs. Franklin Moore, Perkasie, Pa.). She with her husband served as workers at the Mennonite Children's Home, West Liberty, Ohio, one winter and worked at the Mennonite Publishing House for several years when they were called to the work in the mountains of West Virginia in 1915. Bro. Benner was ordained to the ministry at Job, W. Va., in 1916, and she very faithfully served in the work of the minister's wife during these years. Funeral services were held at the Bethel Church, Job, W. Va., in charge of Lloyd Horst assisted by Olin McDorman, Warren Kratz, and Daniel Lehman.
Boyer, Wilson M., son of Philip N. and Elizabeth (Moyer) Boyer, was born Oct. 2, 1871, at Hatfield, Pa.; where he died after a long illness on Aug. 9, 1959; aged 87 y. 10 m. 7 d. On July 7, 1902, he was married to Sallie Kulp, who died on April 16, 1952. Surviving are one daughter (Elizabeth-Mrs. Wallace Nyce, Hatfield, Pa.), and 2 grandchildren. He was a member of the Franconia Church where funeral services on Aug. 13, 1959, were in charge of Menno B. Souder and Curtis Bergey.
Hagey, Abram G., son of Abraham D. and Marietta (Godshall) Hagey, was born May 20, 1903, in Franconia Twp., Pa.; died of carcinoma on Aug. 18, 1959, at Souderton, Pa., on the original Hagey homestead, built in 1773; aged 56 y. 2 m. 29 d. On June 3, 1925, he was married to Mary Freed, who survives. Occupation: poultry farmer. Also surviving are one daughter (Dorothy-Mrs. Russell Freed, Souderton, Pa.), 5 grandchildren, 4 sisters (Mrs. Mahlon Alderfer, Franconia; Mrs. Harry M. Bergey, Telford; Mrs. Marvin K. Landis, and Mrs. Paul C. Nice, Souderton), 2 brothers (Henry G., Souderton and Clarence G., Franconia), 4 stepsisters and one stepbrother (Mrs. Katie Erb, Mrs. Stanley Souder, and Allen Young, all of Harleysville; Mrs. Wilmer M. Alderfer and Mrs. Alvin M. Landis, both of Souderton). He was a member of the Franconia Church, where funeral services were held Aug. 22 in charge of Curtis Bergey and Menno Souder.
Hartman, Olen, son of Joseph and Sarah (Billman) Hartman, was born Oct. 18, 1897, near Elkhart, Ind.; died of complications on Sept. 16, 1959, at the Elkhart (Ind.) General Hospital; aged 61 y. 10 m. 29 d. He was married on March 9, 1918, to Dorothy Bechtel, who survives. Occupation: foreman of millroom in Comfo-Sleep, Inc. Also surviving are 3 children (Erma-Mrs. Edwin Hershberger, Ray, of Goshen, and Norma at home), his father, a sister (Mrs. Herman Moderan), 2 brothers (Charles and Kenneth). He was a member of the Yellow Creek Church where funeral services on Sept. 19 were in charge of Peter B. Wiebe and Simon Gingerich.
Heshey, Lois Eileen, daughter of Herman and Ella (Martin) Hershey, was born Sept. 6, 1958, at Sheldon, Wis.; died unexpectedly while on the way to the Ladysmith hospital on Aug. 3, 1959; aged 10 m. 28 d. Cause for death is uncertain. Surviving are the parents, 3 brothers and 2 sisters (Daniel, Stanley, Christie, Evelyn, and Rachel), grandparents (Ben and Abbie Hershey, Denver, Colo.; and D. L. and Anna Martin, Sheldon, Wis.). Funeral conducted on Aug. 5 in charge of Harold Kauffman and LeRoy Schrock.
Landvater, John D., son of the late John and Elizabeth (Dumpser) Landvater, was born Feb. 6, 1866; died Sept. 17, 1959, in St. Joseph's Hospital, Lancaster, Pa., where he had been a patient for six weeks; aged 93 y. 7 m. 11 d. His wife, Lizzie Rensel, died in 1946. A son and a daughter also preceded him in death. Surviving are 4 children (Lillie-Mrs. Phares Frey, Manheim, Pa.; Elmer, Hummelstown; Ammon, Elizbethtown; and Elias, Rheems), 22 grandchildren, and 24 grandchildren. He was the oldest member of the Elizabethtown Church, where funeral services were held Sept. 21 with Walter L. Keener, Jr., and Clarence E. Lutz officiating; interment in Risser Mennonite Cemetery.
Nice, Elizabeth L., daughter of Abram and Maria (Lapp) High, was born June 7, 1875, at New Britain Twp., Pa.; died Aug. 14, 1959, at the Eastern Mennonite Home, Souderton, Pa.; aged 84 y. 2 m. 7 d. In 1927 she was married to John S. Nice, who died Jan. 12, 1955. Surviving are 2 stepdaughters (Mrs. Katie Nyce and Grace-Mrs. Wynn J. Nyce, both of Doylestown, Pa.; 6 step-grandchildren, and 16 step-great grandchildren. She was a member of the Franconia Church. Funeral services were held at the Eastern Mennonite Home on Aug. 17 in charge of Marvin Anders, Menno Souder, and Curtis Bergey; interment in the Line Lexington Mennonite Cemetery.
Plank, Myrtle, daughter of John S. and Addie Wood, was born Jan. 9, 1899, at Aurora, olio, where she lived all her life; died at her home on Sept. 8, 1959, after a short illness; aged 61 y. 7m. 30 d. On May 6, 1920, she was married to Harvey A. Plank (deceased). To them were born 11 children. Two daughters and a son preceded her in death. Surviving are 8 children (Carl, Aurora; Robert, Calif.; LeRoy, Cleveland; Mary-Mrs. Joe Slechta, and Doris-Mrs. Wm. Card of Aurora; Myrtle-Mrs. Richard Kaszian, Cleveland; Anna-Mrs. George Miller, Aurora, and Frances, Cleveland), and 21 grandchildren. Funeral services were held at Plainview Church, Aurora, in charge of Eugene Yoder and Elmer Stoltzfus.
Schrock, Sophia Ardell, daughter of Samuel S. and Nellie Miller, was born Jan. 16, 1931; died at the Lebanon (Oreg.) Community Hospital at Sept. 14, 1959; aged 28 y. 7 m. 29 d. On June 26, 1949, she was married to Perry Galen Schrock, who survives. Also surviving are 4 daughters and 2 sons (Patricia Joann, Myrna Kathryn, Lavonne Marie, Carolyn Ardell, Raymond Eugene, Stanley Galen, all living at the family home near Lebanon), her father and stepmother (Samuel S. and Mamie Miler, Hubbard, Oreg.), 2 sisters (Velma-Mrs. Roy Ever, Elmira, Oreg.; and Irene-Mrs. Jim Evans, Tidewater, Oreg.), and 2 brothers (Leonard, Ukiah, Calif.; and Ralph, North Pole, Alaska). Her mother and one sister preceded her in death. She had been a member of the Zion Church until her marriage when she transferred to the Fairview Church. At the time of her death she was a charter member of the Plainview Church which was organized in June 1959. Services were held at the Fairview Church, in charge of Louis Landis, N. M. Birky, and Ivan Headings.
Stutzman, Katie, daughter of George and Mary (Shetler) Swartzendruber, was born Jan. 12, 1879, in Johnson Co., Iowa; died at Shenk's Nursing Home, Wellman, Iowa, Sept. 3, 1959; aged 80 y. 7 m. 21 d. On Jan. 1, 1899, she was married to John A. Stutzman, who died in 1937. Surviving are 3 nieces who were reared in her home (Mary-Mrs. Chris Yoder, Wellman; Mary-Mrs. Clarence Hostetler, Kalona; and Velma-Mrs. Truman Gingerich, Parnell, Iowa), 9 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren. (When her nieces Mary and Velma Eash, were left orphans, they were adopted into the Stutzman home). Also preceding her in death were 4 brothers and 7 sisters. Her home was open to those in need as exemplified when Hazel Hickie at the age of 9 months needed a home and was taken into the Stutzman home where she lived for nearly 9 years. Others were taken into their home for periods of time. She was a member of the East Union Church. Funeral services were conducted at the Lower Deer Creek Church, with burial in the East Union Cemetery; officiating was J. John J. Miller and A> Lloyd Swartzendruber.
Thut, Timothy, son of Abram and Elizabeth (Steiner) Thut, was born Aug. 24, 1876, at Bluffton, Ohio; died of heart failure Sept. 8, 1959, at the Grandview Hospital, Sellersville, Pa.; aged 83 y. 15 d. He was married in 1902, to Sallie Kulp, who survives. Also surviving are a daughter (Barbara-Mrs. Paul N. Detweiler, Doylestown, Pa.), and a grandson. One daughter, 4 brothers and 3 sisters preceded him in death. He was a member of the Doylestown Church, where he took great interest in the music and contributed much to better congregational singing in the church. Funeral services at the Bachman Funeral Home in Doylestown On Sept. 12 were in charge of Joseph Gross and Silas Graybill; interment in Doylestown Mennonite Cemetery.
Troyer, Jean Etta, infant daughter of John and Maxine (Davis) Troyer, Engadine, Mich., was born July 9, 1959; died at the Schoolcraftt Memorial Hospital five hours after her premature birth. Surviving are her parents and her grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Troyer and Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Davis). Graveside services were conducted by Lloyd R. Miller at the Community Cemetery.
Turner, George David, born May 17, 1884, at Red Level, Ala.; Died Sept. 6, 1959, of a heart attack at Atmore, Ala.; aged 75 y.3 m. 20 d. He was married to Loisey Buck, who survives. Also surviving are 6 sons and one daughter (James, Claude, George, Avery, Wilmer Lee, David C., and Lillian), 18 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren. He was a member of the Freemansville Church near Atmore, Ala. Funeral services were held Sept. 8 in charge of Howard W. Stevanus and C. Richard Kling.
Weaver, Mary B., daughter of Mrs. Alice (Heatwole) Burkholder, and the late Ellis Burkholder, was born Oct. 3, 1914, at Dale Enterprise, Va.; died of cancer Aug. 21, 1959, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital, Harrisonburg, Va.; aged 44 y. 10 m. 18 d. Her husband, Virgil R. Weaver, died April 12, 1953. She is survived by her mother, 2 brothers (Raymond and Harry W.), all of Harrisonburg, and 4 stepdaughters. She was a member of the Cooks Creek Presbyterian Church, where funeral services were held Aug. 23, in charge of A. R. Bolls and Mahlon L. Blosser; burial in Weavers Mennonite Church Cemetery.
Weaver, Matilda A., daughter of the late Abram and Barbara Martin, was born Dec. 16, 1876; died after a lingering illness on Aug. 22, 1959, at the Tel Hai Rest Home, HoneyBrook, Pa.; aged 82 y. 8 m. 6 d. She was married on Sept. 19, 1899, to Lemon W. Weaver, who died in 1950. Surviving are one son (Ivan M., Morgantown, Pa.), 3 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, 2 brother (John G., Lancaster and Elam G., Bareville, Pa.). One sister preceded her in death. She was a member of the Groffdale Church where funeral services were held on Aug. 25 with Mahlon Witmer, Eli Sauder, and John Martin officiating.
Transcribed by Marcia Bickel, Kansas.
Alderfer, Katie H., daughter of the late Franklin A. and Catherine (Hanck) Freed, was born Feb. 5, 1883, near Harleysville, Pa.; died of a heart attack on Aug. 13, 1959, at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Alice Landis, Dublin, Pa.; aged 76 y. 6m. 8 d. She was married Sept. 1, 1900, to Allen R. Alderfer, who died Aug. 4, 1934. Surviving are 6 children (Mrs. Alice Landis, Maryann-Mrs. Elias Swartley, Doylestown, Pa.; Frank, Denbigh, Va.; Orpha-Mrs. Milton Kolb, Spring City, Pa.; Ruth-Mrs. Paul Rush, Quakertown, Pa.; and Irene, Dublin, Pa.), 26 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren, a sister and a brother (Henrietta-Mrs. John Musselman, and Elmer, both of Souderton). One son and 2 daughters preceded her in death. She was a member of the Souderton Church where services on Aug. 17 were conducted by Jacob Moyer, Russell Musselman, and Alvin Derstine.
Birky, Mary, daughter of Cris and Lena (Baum) Good, was born July 4, 1885, at Hopedale, Ill.; died of cancer on Oct. 5, 1959, at Porter Hospital, Valparaiso, Ind.; aged 74 y. 3 m. 1 d. She was married on Dec. 10, 1908, at Fisher, Ill., to Amos Birky, who survives. Also surviving are one son (Orville, Kouts), 4 grandchildren, and 2 brothers (Edwin, Valparaiso; Joseph, Kounts, Ind.). One sister and 2 brothers preceded her in death. She was a member of the Hopewell Church, where funeral services were held on Oct. 7 in charge of Samuel S. Miller and Emanuel S. Birky.
Gingrich, Philip Geoffrey, twin son of Mr. and Mrs. Isaiah Gingrich, Kitchener, Ont., was born March 1, 1959, in Kitchener; died June 5, 1959, at Toronto, Ont., Sick Children's Hospital where he had been since birth; aged 3 m. 4 d. Surviving are his parents, 4 brothers, and 3 sisters (Allan, Richard, and Ruth Ann-twins; Jennifer, Paul, Sandra and Theodore, his twin), and his two grandmothers (Maternal-Mrs. Clara Graf, Kitchener, and paternal-Mrs. Samuel Martin, St. Jacobs, Ont.). Funeral services at the Edward Good Funeral Home were in charge of J. M. Zimmerman; burial in the Woodland Cemetery.
Gooden, Ida Victoria, daughter of John and Delilah Breeden, was born June 9, 1879, at Rocky Bar, Va.; died of a stroke on Sept. 29, 1959, at the Rockingham Memorial Hospital, Harrisonburg, Va.; aged 80 y. 3 m. 20 d. She was married on March 17, 1896, to Robert Gooden, who survives. Also surviving are 6 children (Mrs. Anna C. Roadcap, Port Republic; Mrs. Dorothy G. Alger, Mrs. Lottie Mae Shifflett, Benjamin R., all of Rocky Bar; Gilbert O., Harrisonburg; and James Irvin, Daniel, Md.), 3 sisters (Mrs. Lucy Gilmer, Harrisonburg, Pearl Breeden, Baltimore, Md.; Mrs. Elsie Bruce, Elkton, Va.), 2 brothers (Gillspie, Waynesboro, Va.; Os, Harrisonburg), 20 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Mt. Vernon Church. Funeral services on Oct. 2 were held at the Lindsey Funeral Chapel, Harrisonburg, in charge of Harold Eshleman and Hubert Pellman; interment in the McGaheysville Cemetery.
Herr, Clayton H., son of the late Christian H. and Sarah (Hertzler) Herr, was born Dec. 13, 1875, near Mt. Joy, Pa.; died unexpectedly Sept. 6, 1959, at his home in Salunga, Pa.; aged 83 y. 8 m. 24 d. He was married on Jan. 11, 1900, to Amelia E. Nissley, who died May 26, 1948. Surviving are 3 daughters (Ruth-Mrs. Clarence E. Lutz, Elizabethtown, Pa.; Mrs. Mary Eby, Manheim, Pa.; and Myra, at home), 9 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren. He was a member of the Landisville Church. Funeral services were held Sept. 10 in charge of Barton Gehman, Christian Frank, and Henry E. Lutz; interment in the Salunga Cemetery.
Leaman, Carol Jean, daughter of Daniel W. and Ethel (Metzler) Leaman, Leacock, Pa., was born Sept. 4, 1957; died Oct. 8, 1959, at Lancaster (Pa.) General Hospital; aged 2 y. 1m. 3 d. She had been ill since birth. Surviving are her parents, one sister (Marian-Mrs. Abram Horst, Jr., New Holland, Pa.), 7 brothers (Carl, John, Norfolk, Va.; Glenn M., J. Kenneth, Robert E., Gerald L., and Daniel L., at home), and a grandmother (Mrs. Mary Leaman, Ronks, Pa.). Funeral services were held at the Furman Funeral Home, Leacock, Pa., on Oct. 10 in charge of John Oberholtzer and Lloyd Eby; interment in the Stumptown Mennonite Cemetery.
Leatherman, Ella F., daughter of Isaac M. and Catherine (Fretz) Swartz, was born Feb. 19, 1891, at Plumstead Twp., Bucks Co., Pa.; died Aug. 24, 1959, at the Grandview Hospital, Sellersville, Pa., after an illness of several years; aged 68 y. 6 m. 5 d. She was married on Oct. 19, 1912, to Samuel G. Leatherman, who survives. A daughter also preceded her in death. Surviving are a son (Willis), 4 grandchildren, and one sister (Ida Meyers, Eastern Mennonite Home). She was a member of the Deep Run Church, where funeral services were held on Aug. 29, in charge of Abram Youthers and Erwin Nace.
Martin, Lydiann, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Menno Shantz, was born in Waterloo Twp., Ont.; died after a long illness at the home of her daughter, Sussana-Mrs. Milton Bauman, Waterloo, Ont., on June 4, 1959; aged 93 years. She was the last member of her family. She was married to Paul M. Martin, who died in 1937. Surviving are 4 sons (Elam, Kitchener; Absalom, Alvin, and Paul, Waterloo), 2 daughters (Mrs. Elizabeth Martin, Elmira; and Sussana-Mrs. Milton Bauman, Waterloo), 26 grandchildren, and 50 great-grandchildren. Two sons and a daughter preceded her in death. She was a member of the Old Order Mennonite Church. Funeral services on June 7 were held at Martin's meetinghouse, St. Jacobs.
Transcriber's note: "Sussana" is spelled as printed.
Martin, Veronica E., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nathaniel M. Martin, was born Oct. 14, 1894, near St. Jacobs, Ont.; died June 1, 1959, at her home at Elmira, Ont.; aged 64 y. 7 m. 18 d. Surviving are 4 brothers (Manasseh E., Hawkesville; Nathaniel E., Elias, and Ezra, St. Jacobs), one sister (Marian-Mrs. Samuel Horst, St. Jacobs.). Funeral services were held at the Martin's Old Order meetinghouse, St. Jacobs; burial in the adjoining cemetery.
Zehr, Gideon, son of Daniel and Mary (Wagler) Zehr, was born Oct. 10, 1889, at Mornington Twp., Ont.; died of a heart attack on May 12, 1959, at Wellesley, Ont.; aged 69 y. 7 m. 2 d. He was married to Mary Schmidt, who survives. Also surviving are 3 daughters (Lavina-Mrs. Milton Bender, Gowanstown, Ont.; Mary and Nancy, at home), 4 brothers and 3 sisters (Solomon, Linwood, Ont.; Jonathan and Katie, Milverton; Cornelius, Daniel, Mrs. Andrew Kuepfer, and Mrs. Solomon Albrecht, all of Newton, Ont.), and 3 grandchildren. He was a member of the Amish Mennonite, Private House, E. District. Funeral services at the home were in charge of Amos Z. Albrecht; burial in the Seventh Line Amish Cemetery, Wellesley.
Transcribed by Marcia Bickel, Kansas.