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An expanded obituary project of MennObits.  Includes additional information of obituaries appearing in
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1972  M

   MAST.- Christian J.;    MILLER, Dala;   Miller, Fannie Beachy   Miller. - Henry B.;   MILLER.- Jacob E.;  

 MAST.- Christian J., s
on of Joseph J. and Fannie ( Lehman ) Mast, was born May 22, 1897, at Middlebury, Ind. Died Nov. 26, 1972, at his home in Kalona, Iowa. Age 75 years, 6 months, 4 days. On Mar. 6, 1919, he married Lena F. Nissley near Conway Springs, Kansas, living in matrimony over 53 years. He is survived by his sorrowing companion, three sons and three daughters: Mrs. Benedict J. (Fannie) Yoder, Shipshewana, Ind.; Mrs. Andrew (Elizabeth) Bontrager, Haven, Kansas; Leander, Timbo, Ar-kansas; Mrs. Daniel (Anna) Yoder, Sa-lem, Ore.; Daniel, Kalona, Iowa; and Mose, Lebanon, Oregon. Also 23 grand-children, 1 great-grandchild, 6 step grand-children and 12 step great-grand-child-ren. Three brothers: Eli, Chouteau, Okla.; John, Jamesport, Mo.; and Levi, Harper, Kansas; with many other relatives and friends. Preceding him in death were his parents, 1 sister, 8 brothers (3 died in infancy), and 1 grandchild. He lived in Kansas until 1946, when they moved to Iowa. Services were held in the Levi D. Yoder home in Kalona on Nov. 30, 1972, by William Mast and Raymond Schrock, both of Blair Wisconsin. Burial in East Union Cemetery.
From: Amish-Mennonite Church, Herold der Wahrheit, January 1973, p. 9.
Issue donated by: Chris Yoder, Saugatuck, Michigan
Transcribed by: Thelma Hoover Martin

MILLER.- Dala. daughter of Eli J. and Mattie (Miller) Gingerich, was born Oct. 20, 1895, near Arthur, Ill. Died May 21, 1972, at Uniontown, Ohio, at the age of 76 years, 7 months, and 1 day, after am extended illness of hardening of the arteries and flu.
She accepted Christ as her Saviour in her youth and was a faithful member of the King Amish Mennonite Church, and expressed a desire 20 leave this sinful world to be with her Lord.
On Jan. 28, 1919, she was married to Levi D. J. Miller, at Berlin, Ohio.
She leaves to mourn her departure, her husband and 4 sons; Menno and Andrew of Seymour, Mo., Eli of Goshen, Ind., and Daniel of Uniontown, Ohio; a foster Son, Robert Vogt, Lockport, New York; 23 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Also 2 brothers and 2 sisters: Joe E. Gingerich, Harrisburg, Ore.; Lando Gin-gerich, Kalona, Iowa; Fannie Hershberger and Mrs. Dan (Ella) Troyer, Millersburg, Ohio; and a foster sister, Mrs. Elmer (Verna) Miller, Kalona, Iowa. She was preceded by her parents; 3 brothers. Mike, Eli and Abner; and 2 sisters, Amanda and Lovina.
Services in the home by Min. Elmer Yoder, at the church by Dish. Andrew Lapp, Min. Enos Miller -and Attlee E. Miller, all in German, and Roman Wagler in English. Burial in the church cemetery.
The family expresses their thanks for help and sympathy given during the sick--ness and death.
By the lonely Companion and Family.
From: Amish-Mennonite Church, Herold der Wahrheit, August 1972, p. 177
Issue donated by: Chris Yoder, Saugatuck, Michigan
Transcribed by: Thelma Hoover Martin

Miller. - Fannie (Beachy)  dau. of Benjamin and Faronica (Herschberger) Beachy, was born Jan. 7, 1899; died Sept. 24, 1972; aged 73 years, 8 months, 17 days. She was married to Bish. Menno S. Miller, Feb. 2, 1922, who survives; they lived in matrimony over 50 years. To this union were born 12 children; 6 sons and 2 daughters survive: Jacob, Alvin, Dave, and Harvey of Arthur, Ill.; Albert of Arcola, Ill.; Ervin of Elkhart, Ind.; Mrs. Emanuel L. (Katie Ann) Troyer of Dun-dee, Ohio; and Lizzie Marie at home; also 37 grandchildren, and 4 brothers, Enos, Emanuel and Attlee of Sugarcreek, Ohio, and Alvin of Baltic, Ohio. Her brother Enos died 2 days later. She was preceded in death by her parents, 3 sons, 1 daugh-ter, 1 granddaughter, 3 brothers, and 4 sisters.
Services were held Sept. 27, by Bish. Dan N. Yoder and Min. Alvin A. Herschberger both from Ohio, in her son Harvey's home; and Min, Eli J. Stutzman of Ill., and Min. Jacob Miller of Ohio in a neighbor's home. Burial in Miller cemetery near Arthur. Illinois.
From: Amish-Mennonite Church, Herold der Wahrheit, November 1972, p. 249
Issue donated by: Chris Yoder, Saugatuck, Michigan
Transcribed by: Thelma Hoover Martin

Miller. - Henry B. Miller of Arcola, Ill., was born in Illinois on Dec. 17, 1890, died Jan. 12, 1972, aged 81 years, 25 days, a member of the O. T. Amish Church. Son of the late Benjamin and Mattie (Coblentz) Miller. He is survived by his wife, the former Elizabeth Otto, and 4 children, (Mary) Mrs. Alvin N. Schrock, Levi, Sam-uel, and Lewis, also 3 brothers, Ammon, Levi, Adlai, and 1 sister, Mrs. Lucy Yoder, also 32 grandchildren and 39 great-grand-children. One daughter and two wives predeceased him.
Services were held in the home of his son Samuel, Jan. 15, 1972, by Pete Eicher of Loogootee, Ind., and Jake R. Troyer of Fredericksburg, Ohio. Chriss Bontrager of Illinois and John Graber of Grabill, Ind. In the small house. Burial in Otto Ceme-tery near Arthur, Illinois.

We extend our heartfelt sympathy to all of the herwawad families_ (The Editor)
From: Amish-Mennonite Church, Herold der Wahrheit, March 1972, p. 57
Issue donated by: Chris Yoder, Saugatuck, Michigan
Transcribed by: Thelma Hoover Martin

MILLER.- Jacob E. of Arthur, Ill. son of Ephraim and Anna (Christner) Miller, was born Sept. 9, 1884; and died July 3, 1972, at the ;age of 87 years, 7 months and 24 days. He was ordained to the ministry in the O. O. Amish Church in 1914.

He is survived by 2 sons and 9 daugh-ters. They are Pete of Shipshewana, Ind.; Ezra of White Pigeon, Mich.; Mrs. Katie Troyer of Shipshewana, Ind.; Mrs. Susie Helmuth, Mrs. Dora Bender, Mrs. Lydia Herschberger, all of Middlebury, Ind.; Mrs. Anna Graber and Mrs. Mary Kaufman of Arthur, Ill.; Mrs. Esther Hochstedler; Bremen, Ind.; and Mrs. Amanda Yoder Goshen, Ind. He is also survived by two brothers, Peter and Ezra; one sister; Clara; 66 grandchildren, 124 great-grand-children, and 3 great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 3 wives, 2 daughters, 2 brothers, and 1 sister.

Services were held in the home on July 5, by Bish. Norman Schrock of Oakland, Md., Bish. Jerry Yoder, Garnett, Kans., and Bish. Henry A. 'Miller, Arthur, Ill. In the crib by Mins. Ephraim and Levi Riehl Lancaster County, Pa. Burial in the Otto Cemetery near Arthur, Ill.

From: Amish-Mennonite Church, Herold der Wahrheit, August 1972, p. 177
Issue donated by: Chris Yoder, Saugatuck, Michigan
Transcribed by: Thelma Hoover Martin

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